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announced 7/26/2018 via Reuters

Facebook, will acquire Redkix

synopsis: Israel’s Redkix, whose product combines email and team messaging, said it has agreed to be acquired by Facebook, where it will join the Workplace team to help companies collaborate. Redkix was born to make great collaboration happen and aims to be the mission control for clients' work communication.
buyer: Facebook (FB:$62,604.00)
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world. "
target: Redkix
Redkix is a team messaging platform powered by email. It was born to make great collaboration happen and aims to be the mission control for clients' work communication. Founded by CEO Oudi Antebi and CTO Roy Antebi in 2014, the company has offices in San Mateo, California and Tel Aviv, Israel.
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closed 3/7/2019 via BusinessWire

SugarCRM Inc, purchased Email Integration Products from Collabspot

synopsis: SugarCRM, the company that helps organizations build better business relationships, announced that it has acquired the Collabspot email integration products from Collabspot Pte Ltd. These tools provide improved integration with email.
buyer parent: Accel-KKR
buyer: SugarCRM Inc
SugarCRM enables businesses to create extraordinary customer relationships with the most empowering, adaptable and affordable customer relationship management (CRM) solution on the market. "
seller: Collabspot
The acquisition includes the email integration products from Collabspot. Collabspot integrates CRM systems with well-known email providers like Google and Microsoft, synchronizing emails, contacts and calendars to provide a 360-degree view of customers and communication with prospects.
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announced 8/18/2015 via GlobeNewswire

Synacor, Inc., will acquire Zimbra, Inc.

synopsis: Synacor Inc., the trusted multiscreen technology & monetization partner for video, internet & communications providers, device manufacturers, and enterprises, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire certain assets from Zimbra, Inc. The company is a global leader in open source email, calendaring, and collaboration software.
buyer: Synacor, Inc. (SYNC:$108.59)
Synacor is the trusted technology development, multiplatform services and revenue partner for video, internet and communications providers, device manufacturers, and enterprises. "
target: Zimbra, Inc.
Zimbra connects people and information with unified collaboration software that includes email, calendaring, file sharing, activity streams, social networks and more. With technology designed for social, mobile and the cloud, Zimbra gives individuals the flexibility to work from virtually anywhere.
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closed 7/15/2013 via PR Newswire

Telligent Systems, Inc., acquired Zimbra, Inc.

synopsis: Telligent, a market leader in enterprise social software, announced that it has acquired from VMware the assets of Zimbra, a leading messaging and collaboration solution. Upon closing, Telligent and Zimbra will merge to form Zimbra, a new software company offering a unified social collaboration suite.
buyer: Telligent Systems, Inc.
Telligent powers online communities and enterprise social networks that are essential to business. Telligent software helps companies empower their customers, employees and partners with social collaboration tools that drive real business value: higher sales, lower costs and bigger ideas. "
target parent: EMC Corporation
target: Zimbra, Inc.
Zimbra is a robust messaging and collaboration solution designed for the post-PC era. Zimbra simplifies IT and sets the standard for web and cloud based collaboration with a smarter mailbox that enables users to connect to their personal clouds.
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closed 2/16/2010 via Market Wire

VMware Inc., acquired Zimbra, Inc.

synopsis: VMware, Inc. the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop through the datacenter and to the cloud, announced the completion of its acquisition of Zimbra®, the leading vendor of next-generation, open source email and collaboration software, from Yahoo! Inc.
buyer parent: EMC Corp.
buyer: VMware Inc. (VMW:$9,496.00)
VMware is the global leader in virtual infrastructure software for industry-standard systems. Organizations of all sizes use VMware solutions to simplify their IT, fully leverage their existing computing investments and respond faster to changing business demands. "
target parent: Yahoo! Inc.
target: Zimbra, Inc.
Zimbra is a leading provider of collaboration software for universities, businesses and ISP's. Zimbra's rich AJAX interface is available on or offline to dramatically improve the collaboration experience. Zimbra is available on-premise or on-demand through our extensive hosted partner program.
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closed 10/4/2007 via

Yahoo! Inc., acquired Zimbra, Inc.

synopsis: Yahoo! Inc. a leading global Internet company, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Zimbra, Inc., a leader in next generation e-mail and collaboration software. Under the terms of the agreement, Yahoo! will acquire Zimbra for approximately $350 million.
buyer: Yahoo! Inc. (AABA:$5,409.25)
Yahoo! Inc. is a leading global internet brand and one of the most trafficked Internet destinations worldwide. Yahoo!’s mission is to connect people to their passions, their communities and world’s knowledge. Yahoo! is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. "
target: Zimbra, Inc.
Zimbra is a leading provider of collaboration software for universities, businesses and ISP's. Zimbra's rich AJAX interface is available on or offline to dramatically improve the collaboration experience. Zimbra is available on-premise or on-demand through our extensive hosted partner program.
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closed 11/13/2019 via PR Newswire

Hotshot Technologies merged with HighSide, Inc.,

synopsis: Luxembourg-based Hotshot Technologies, a developer of a secure team messaging platform, has merged with HighSide, a provider of a unified communications and file sharing platform. The merger creates a platform where organizations can create high-integrity digital identities to share information through a unified communications app on any device.
buyer: HighSide, Inc.
HighSide provides a modern unified communications and file sharing platform to teams in the private and public sectors. HighSide offers voice, video, text, and file sharing while reducing the risk of shadow IT and reliance on dated and insecure communications channels. "
target: Hotshot Technologies
Luxembourg-based Hotshot is a secure, easy-to-use platform for team messaging that is compliant with labor laws and regulatory requirements. Designed by compliance and security experts, Hotshot uses state-of-the-art encryption to protect data wherever it may be and whenever it is needed.
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announced 3/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

Brabbler AG, will acquire SIMSme

synopsis: Brabbler AG, developer and operator of the digital communications platform "ginlo", has reached a binding agreement with Deutsche Post for the acquisition of Deutsche Post's secure messenger app SIMSme. SIMSme is an instant messenger app for private and business use.
buyer: Brabbler AG
Brabbler develops a messaging platform for the exchange of data. The company’s product includes ginlo which is a digital communication messenger that unites and combines chat messages, e-mails, and all contacts in the address book, and offers a password manager and generator. "
target parent: Deutsche Post AG
target: SIMSme
SIMSme is an instant messenger app for private and business use. Free on iOS and Android and available on desktop for business use, SIMSme can be used to send messages, files, videos, locations and more and offers secure end-to-end encryption. They are based in Germany.
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closed 3/8/2017 via BusinessWire

8x8, Inc., acquired Sameroom

synopsis: 8x8, Inc., the world’s first Communications Cloud, announced its acquisition of LeChat, Inc., the maker of Sameroom, an interoperability platform that enables cross-team messaging and collaboration in the enterprise. People can connect teams between Slack, HipChat, Skype, Fleep, Google Hangouts, Facebook Messenger and more.
buyer: 8x8, Inc. (EGHT:$352.59)
8x8 is the world’s first Communications Cloud that easily and seamlessly connects employees, customers and applications to improve business performance for enterprises large and small, global and local. "
target: Sameroom
Sameroom connects channels and rooms across different chat platforms. People can connect teams between Slack, HipChat, Skype, Fleep, Google Hangouts, Facebook Messenger, Telegram, Campfire, IRC, Flowdock and Gitter.
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closed 9/28/2016 via BNC Analysis

Cirpack, acquired Amplement

synopsis: Cirpack, a leading editor of VoIP & Unified Communications software, is acquiring Amplement, a professional social network that allows people to share and collaborate in realtime with professionals around the world.
buyer parent: Technicolor SA
buyer: Cirpack
Cirpack is a leading editor of VoIP & Unified Communications software and operator of a Telecom "Platform as a Service"​ in the Cloud. They are based in France. "
target: Amplement
Amplement is a professional social network that allows people to share and collaborate in realtime with professionals around the world. With more than half a million active members in France, Amplement is becoming an indispensable tool for the professional world.
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closed 7/12/2016 via Market Wire

Foxit Corporation, acquired Jabze

synopsis: Foxit Software, a leading software provider of fast, affordable, secure, and connected PDF solutions, announced the acquisition of Sumilux Technologies, creators of Jabze, a cloud-hosted business messaging solution that allows teams and colleagues to stay in touch with each other.
buyer: Foxit Corporation
Foxit is a leading software provider of fast, affordable, and secure PDF solutions. Businesses and consumers increase productivity by using Foxit’s cost effective products to securely work with PDF documents and forms. "
target: Jabze
Jabze, made by Sumilux Technologies, is a cloud-hosted business messaging solution that allows teams and colleagues to stay in touch with each other through instant one-on-one messages, group chat, and presence/availability information.
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closed 6/19/2015 via BusinessWire

RingCentral, Inc, acquired Glip, Inc.

synopsis: RingCentral, Inc., a leading provider of cloud communication solutions, announced it has acquired Glip, Inc., a cloud messaging and collaboration company. Glip serves diverse teams and helps them be more productive with team messaging closely integrated with task management, group calendars, notes, annotations, and file sharing.
buyer: RingCentral, Inc (RNG:$624.09)
RingCentral provides cloud computing based business phone systems designed for today's mobile and distributed business world. RingCentral technology platform eliminates the need for expensive and technically complex on-premise legacy phone systems. "
target: Glip, Inc.
Glip is a conversation platform used to plan, share & organize work. Glip removes communication barriers with built-in text and video chat and includes file sharing, tasks management, shared calendars and more.
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closed 3/11/2013 via BNC Analysis

Stripe Inc., acquired Kickoff App

synopsis: Payments startup Stripe has made its first acquisition – Kickoff, a chat and task-management app for teams. Developed for the Mac and iOS app stores, the Kickoff app enables fluid messaging and collaboration, as well as the assignment of team tasks on projects.
buyer: Stripe Inc.
Stripe, Inc. provides services that enable users to accept payments online. It handles storing cards, subscriptions, and direct payouts to the bank account. The company serves large companies, start-ups, and side projects in the United States. "
target: Kickoff App
Kickoff is a chat and task-management app for teams. Kickoff’s Mac app allows for real-time team collaboration both online and offline. Users can create lists, share files, message each other and more.
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closed 4/3/2019 via Company Press Release

Thoma Bravo, LLC, acquired MailGun, Inc.

synopsis: Thoma Bravo, a leading private equity investment firm, has acquired a majority stake in email delivery platform, Mailgun. Mailgun allows companies to send, receive, and track transactional and marketing emails without the need of an email server or an expert in email operations.
buyer: Thoma Bravo, LLC
Thoma Bravo is a leading private equity investment firm providing equity and strategic support to experienced management teams and growing companies. The firm currently manages a series of private equity funds representing more than $30 billion of equity commitments. "
target parent: Turn/River Capital
target: MailGun, Inc.
Mailgun is an email delivery platform. It allows companies to send, receive, and track transactional and marketing emails without the need of an email server or an expert in email operations.
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closed 9/25/2018 via BNC Analysis

Slack Technologies, Inc, acquired Astro Technology, Inc.

synopsis: Slack, a cloud-based set of proprietary team collaboration tools and services, has acquired Astro, the maker of an email app with a built-in smart assistant that helps sort through messages and elevate important items. They have intelligent email apps for Mac, iOS and Android.
buyer: Slack Technologies, Inc
Slack brings all employees' communication together in one place. It creates open channels for the projects, groups and topics that teams share including messages, files & comments, inline images & video, rich link summaries and integration with the services people use every day, like Twitter, etc. "
target: Astro Technology, Inc.
Astro is the maker of an email app with a built-in smart assistant that helps sort through messages and elevate important items. They have intelligent email apps for Mac, iOS & Android.
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closed 6/6/2018 via BNC Analysis

Lever Technology, acquired FollowUp.cc

synopsis: Lever Technology, a private equity firm that acquires and manages software businesses, has acquired FollowUp.cc from Scaleworks Associates, a venture capital firm. FollowUp.cc offers a productivity suite that helps users keep track of their email conversations and tasks. The suite features open tracking, email reminders, and scheduled emails.
buyer: Lever Technology
Lever Technology is a private equity firm that acquires, manages and builds industry specific software businesses which provide solutions that address the particular needs of their customers. Lever Technology invests in businesses that have significant growth potential. "
target parent: Scaleworks Associates
target: FollowUp.cc
FollowUp.cc offers a lightweight productivity suite that helps users keep track of their email conversations and tasks. The suite features open tracking, email reminders, and scheduled emails to help users close more sales and build stronger client relationships.
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closed 10/1/2013 via Market Wire

Proofpoint, Inc., acquired Sendmail Inc.

synopsis: Proofpoint announced that it has acquired Sendmail, Inc., a leading provider of solutions that simplify business messaging complexity and reduce IT infrastructure costs. The acquisition brings a unique set of technical talent to the Proofpoint engineering team and strengthens the company's position in enterprise security and messaging.
buyer: Proofpoint, Inc. (PFPT:$843.24)
Proofpoint provides messaging security solutions for large enterprises to stop spam, protect against email viruses, ensure that outbound messages comply with both corporate policies and external regulations and prevent leaks of confidential information via email and other network protocols. "
target: Sendmail Inc.
Sendmail simplifies business email complexity and reduces IT infrastructure costs for large enterprises. The company’s solutions ensure global email connectivity, routing, and message delivery between people, systems, and applications located on-premises, in-cloud or on mobile devices.
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announced 9/26/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Sinch AB, will acquire myElefant

synopsis: Sinch AB (publ), a global leader in cloud communications for mobile customer engagement, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire myElefant, a mobile messaging SaaS platform that allows brands to improve their customers’ engagement across all mobile messaging channels.
buyer: Sinch AB
Sinch is a trusted software provider to mobile operators, and its platform powers business-critical communications for many of the world’s largest companies. Sinch brings businesses and people closer with tools enabling personal engagement. "
target: myElefant
Based in France, myElefant publishes a mobile messaging SaaS platform that allows brands to improve their customers’ engagement across all mobile messaging channels. The company is one of the first to adopt conversational messaging technologies such as RCS, Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp.
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announced 9/26/2019 via GlobeNewswire

MIND CTI, will acquire GTX Messaging

synopsis: MIND CTI, an Israeli provider of convergent end-to-end prepaid/postpaid billing and customer care product based solutions, will acquire GTX GmbH, a German provider of enterprise messaging communication. GTX offers global SMS services for B2B customers, providing businesses with a robust system to send SMS to end-users at the best possible quality.
buyer: MIND CTI (MNDO:$19.54)
Israel-based MIND CTI Ltd. is a leading provider of convergent end-to-end billing and customer care product-based solutions for service providers, unified communications analytics, and call accounting solutions for enterprises as well as enterprise messaging solutions. "
target: GTX Messaging
GTX Messaging is a provider of enterprise messaging communication, based in Germany. GTX offers global SMS services for B2B customers, providing business partners with a robust and easy-to-use system to send SMS to end-users at the best possible quality and attractive pricing.
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closed 8/7/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Komutel, Inc., acquired VuduMobile Inc.

synopsis: Komutel Inc., a Canadian high tech company that specializes in the development and marketing of innovative telecommunications and interoperability solutions, has acquired VuduMobile, a Montreal-based company specializing in text messaging for enterprises through its unique and bilingual text messaging application and turnkey solutions.
buyer: Komutel, Inc.
Komutel is a Canadian high tech company that specializes in the development and marketing of innovative telecommunications and interoperability solutions. Komutel is a leader for call distribution (PSPA), radio and telephony call recording, notifications to fire services, medical teams, and more. "
target parent: ATW Tech Inc
target: VuduMobile Inc.
Canada-based VuduMobile was created by individuals with a passion to improve communication and engagement between businesses and their users and customers. VuduMobile aims to provide users with the best experience through its multi-channel messaging platform and tools and customer care.
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announced 7/26/2018 via Reuters

Facebook, will acquire Redkix

synopsis: Israel’s Redkix, whose product combines email and team messaging, said it has agreed to be acquired by Facebook, where it will join the Workplace team to help companies collaborate. Redkix was born to make great collaboration happen and aims to be the mission control for clients' work communication.
buyer: Facebook (FB:$62,604.00)
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world. "
target: Redkix
Redkix is a team messaging platform powered by email. It was born to make great collaboration happen and aims to be the mission control for clients' work communication. Founded by CEO Oudi Antebi and CTO Roy Antebi in 2014, the company has offices in San Mateo, California and Tel Aviv, Israel.
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closed 9/25/2019 via BNC Analysis

Facebook, acquired Servicefriend

synopsis: Social media giant Facebook has acquired Servicefriend, an Israeli AI bot startup. Servicefriend builds bots that chat and interact with clients via messaging or text apps. Their Hyrbid-Bot architecture allows enterprises to increase their customer satisfaction, boost call center operation and increase conversion rates.
buyer: Facebook (FB:$62,604.00)
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world. "
target: Servicefriend
Servicefriend is an Israeli AI bot startup. Servicefriend builds bots that chat and interact with clients via messaging or text apps. Their Hyrbid-Bot architecture allows enterprises to increase their customer satisfaction, boost call center operation and increase conversion rates.
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closed 2/8/2019 via BNC Analysis

Facebook, acquired GrokStyle Inc.

synopsis: Facebook said it acquired visual shopping and artificial intelligence startup GrokStyle in a move to bolster the social-media company’s own AI work. GrokStyle’s technology, which was integrated into Ikea’s mobile app, was simple in practice. A user takes a picture of a piece of furniture and the technology would match it to similar products.
buyer: Facebook (FB:$62,604.00)
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world. "
target: GrokStyle Inc.
GrokStyle is a visual shopping and artificial intelligence startup. GrokStyle’s technology, which was integrated into Ikea’s mobile app, was simple in practice. A user takes a picture of a piece of furniture and the technology would match it to similar products that could be purchased online.
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closed 8/13/2018 via BNC Analysis

Facebook, acquired Vidpresso

synopsis: Facebook has hired the team behind Vidpresso, a startup focused on helping broadcasters with streaming videos to Facebook Live and other social platforms. The social media giant also acquired certain assets related to Vidpresso’s technology.
buyer: Facebook (FB:$62,604.00)
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world. "
target: Vidpresso
Vidpresso, Inc. provides a solution for broadcasters, event producers, and podcasters to use social media in their live productions. The company was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Ogden, Utah.
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announced 7/26/2018 via Reuters

Facebook, will acquire Redkix

synopsis: Israel’s Redkix, whose product combines email and team messaging, said it has agreed to be acquired by Facebook, where it will join the Workplace team to help companies collaborate. Redkix was born to make great collaboration happen and aims to be the mission control for clients' work communication.
buyer: Facebook (FB:$62,604.00)
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world. "
target: Redkix
Redkix is a team messaging platform powered by email. It was born to make great collaboration happen and aims to be the mission control for clients' work communication. Founded by CEO Oudi Antebi and CTO Roy Antebi in 2014, the company has offices in San Mateo, California and Tel Aviv, Israel.
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closed 7/4/2018 via BNC Analysis

Facebook, acquired Bloomsbury AI Limited

synopsis: Facebook announced that it’s acquired London-based artificial intelligence firm Bloomsbury AI, which specializes in natural language processing. London-based Bloomsbury AI has built an AI called Cape that reads text documents and answers questions about their contents.
buyer: Facebook (FB:$62,604.00)
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world. "
target: Bloomsbury AI Limited
London-based Bloomsbury AI has built an AI that reads text documents and answers questions about their contents (called Cape). Cape can be used on documents or websites, so that users can get immediate answers to their questions.
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closed 1/24/2018 via BNC Analysis

Facebook, acquired Confirm.io

synopsis: Social media giant Facebook Inc. said it has acquired Confirm.io, a startup specializing in authenticating government-issued identity documents. Confirm.io has developed advanced forensic software that can pull information from an ID card and combine it with facial recognition and other biometrics to confirm a person’s identity.
buyer: Facebook (FB:$62,604.00)
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world. "
target: Confirm.io
Confirm.io is a startup specializing in authenticating government-issued identity documents. The company has developed advanced forensic software that can pull information from an ID card and combine it with facial recognition and other biometrics to confirm a person’s identity.
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closed 10/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

Facebook, acquired tbh

synopsis: Facebook has anounced they have acquired tbh, an app for teens to give positive feedback to their friends. With over 2.5 million users, tbh is one of the fastest growing social networks of all time. They are based in Oakland, CA.
buyer: Facebook (FB:$62,604.00)
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world. "
target: tbh
tbh is an app for teens to give positive feedback to their friends. With over 2.5 million users, tbh is one of the fastest growing social networks of all time. They are based in Oakland, California.
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closed 8/11/2017 via BNC Analysis

Facebook, acquired fayteq AG

synopsis: Facebook has acquired a German company called Fayteq that builds software add-ons for video editing that can remove and add whole objects from captured video using computer vision. Some aspects of this platform include recognizing real-world objects captured by a smartphone camera and applying digital effects specific to those objects.
buyer: Facebook (FB:$62,604.00)
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world. "
target: fayteq AG
Fayteq builds software add-ons for video editing that can remove and add whole objects from captured video using computer vision. Some aspects of this platform include recognizing real-world objects captured by a smartphone camera and applying digital effects specific to those objects.
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closed 7/31/2017 via BNC Analysis

Facebook, acquired Ozlo Inc.

synopsis: Facebook said that it has acquired Ozlo, a start-up that built a virtual assistant app for Android and iOS. Ozlo can give users recipes, point to nearby restaurants and show movie showtimes, among other things.
buyer: Facebook (FB:$62,604.00)
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world. "
target: Ozlo Inc.
Ozlo is a start-up that built a virtual assistant app for Android and iOS. The app launched in 2016, making its assistant available outside of other apps with assistants. Ozlo can give users recipes, point to nearby restaurants and show movie showtimes, among other things.
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closed 7/24/2017 via BNC Analysis

Facebook, acquired Source3, Inc.

synopsis: Facebook has acquired a startup to help it crack down on users who share pirated videos and other content without permission. Source3 builds technology to detect intellectual property that has been shared by internet users without permission.
buyer: Facebook (FB:$62,604.00)
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world. "
target: Source3, Inc.
User-generated products reveal valuable information about how fans interact with, and consume, brand intellectual property. Source3 identifies, catalogs and analyzes brand IP in fan products across marketplaces, categories, and territories.
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closed 12/28/2016 via BNC Analysis

Oculus VR, acquired The Eye Tribe

synopsis: Facebook's Virtual Reality company, Oculus has acquired Danish company The Eye Tribe. The Eye Tribe, founded in 2011, develops eye-tracking software that enables eye movements to control consumer devices. This lets VR systems save computational power by only generating perfect graphics where you’re looking.
buyer parent: Facebook
buyer: Oculus VR
Oculus VR, Inc. is building a next-generation consumer virtual reality platform. The company's first product, the Oculus Rift, is a virtual reality headset that allows one to step inside a digital environment and feel as though they are truly there. "
target: The Eye Tribe
The Eye Tribe software enables eye control on mobile devices and computers, allowing hands-free navigation of websites and apps, eye activated log in, enhanced gaming experiences, and cloud-based user engagement analytics.
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closed 11/17/2016 via BusinessWire

Facebook, acquired CrowdTangle, Inc.

synopsis: Social networking and technology giant, Facebook will acquire CrowdTangle, a social analytics service used by publishers to monitor trending stories online, the company revealed.
buyer: Facebook (FB:$62,604.00)
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world. "
target parent: Siege Technologies
target: CrowdTangle, Inc.
CrowdTangle is a social analytics service used by publishers to monitor trending stories online, and on social media. CrowdTangle helps publishers identify great stories, measure social performance, and identify influencers.
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closed 11/16/2016 via BNC Analysis

Facebook, acquired FacioMetrics

synopsis: FacioMetrics, a Carnegie Mellon University spinoff company, announced it has been acquired by Facebook. Faciometrics developed basic algorithms for facial feature tracking and software that could run on most smartphones.
buyer: Facebook (FB:$62,604.00)
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world. "
target: FacioMetrics
FacioMetrics LLC specializes in developing vision-based customer solutions for industry, in particular in the area of face image analysis. FacioMetrics LLC also provides consulting for computer vision and machine learning projects.
price ($mm)
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closed 5/25/2016 via BNC Analysis

Facebook, acquired Two Big Ears

synopsis: Facebook, an online social networking service, announced it’s acquired Two Big Ears, a company that designs immersive and interactive audio applications and tools, with a focus on mobile, virtual reality and emerging technologies.
buyer: Facebook (FB:$62,604.00)
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world. "
target: Two Big Ears
Based in Edinburgh, Two Big Ears designs immersive and interactive audio applications and tools, with a focus on mobile, virtual reality and emerging technologies.
price ($mm)
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announced 3/9/2016 via BNC Analysis

Facebook, will acquire Masquerade Technologies, Inc

synopsis: Facebook Inc is acquiring Masquerade Technologies Inc, creator of the popular face-swapping app MSQRD. Masquerade Technologies has assembled together a dream-team of leading experts in the fields of machine learning, face detection and tracking, facial expression recognition, 3D-graphics and visual effects.
buyer: Facebook (FB:$62,604.00)
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world. "
target: Masquerade Technologies, Inc
Masquerade Technologies has assembled together a dream-team of leading experts in the fields of machine learning, face detection and tracking, facial expression recognition, 3D-graphics and visual effects. Their products deliver the level of performance and quality not seen in any other products.
price ($mm)
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announced 7/16/2015 via Reuters

Oculus VR, will acquire Pebbles Interfaces

synopsis: Facebook's Oculus unit has agreed to buy Israeli gesture recognition technology developer, Pebbles Interfaces. The company's technology provides an entirely new meaning to simple and natural human gestures, by unifying the interfaces on any device or platform, be it a smartphone, PC, smart TV, or even a coffee table surface — from any distance.
buyer parent: Facebook
buyer: Oculus VR
Oculus VR, Inc. is building a next-generation consumer virtual reality platform. The company's first product, the Oculus Rift, is a virtual reality headset that allows one to step inside a digital environment and feel as though they are truly there. "
target: Pebbles Interfaces
Pebbles Interfaces provides an entirely new meaning to simple and natural human gestures, by unifying the interfaces on any device or platform, be it a smartphone, PC, smart TV, or even a coffee table surface — from any distance.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 5/27/2015 via BNC Analysis

Oculus VR, acquired Surreal Vision Ltd.

synopsis: Oculus VR, a company that is building a next-generation consumer virtual reality platform, announced the acquisition of Surreal Vision, one of the top computer vision teams in the world focused on real-time 3D scene reconstruction – generating an accurate representation of the real world in the virtual world.
buyer parent: Facebook
buyer: Oculus VR
Oculus VR, Inc. is building a next-generation consumer virtual reality platform. The company's first product, the Oculus Rift, is a virtual reality headset that allows one to step inside a digital environment and feel as though they are truly there. "
target: Surreal Vision Ltd.
Surreal Vision is one of the top computer vision teams in the world focused on real-time 3D scene reconstruction – generating an accurate representation of the real world in the virtual world.
price ($mm)
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closed 5/20/2015 via BNC Analysis

Facebook, acquired Tugboat Yards Inc.

synopsis: Facebook has acquired Tugboat Yards, a startup with a tool that publishers and other groups could use to let fans make contributions in exchange for subscriptions and other services.
buyer: Facebook (FB:$62,604.00)
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world. "
target: Tugboat Yards Inc.
Tugboat Yards helps digital publishers find their true fans, establish new revenue streams and foster meaningful relationships with their supporters. Tugboat is a tool that publishers and other groups can use to let fans make contributions in exchange for subscriptions and other services.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/13/2015 via BNC Analysis

Facebook, acquired TheFind, Inc.

synopsis: Facebook announced it has acquired personalized shopping search engine TheFind, Inc. Its product allows people to get recommendations for products while searching through its database of products. A user could enter generic terms like “black sweater” and then compare prices on black sweaters from a wide array of retailers aggregated by TheFind.
buyer: Facebook (FB:$62,604.00)
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world. "
target: TheFind, Inc.
TheFind, Inc. applies patented e-commerce technology to make the consumer shopping experience easy, efficient and fun. The technology works in a multi-channel environment to personalize the shopping experience.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/9/2015 via BNC Analysis

Facebook, acquired Quickfire Networks Corporation

synopsis: Facebook has a acquired QuickFire Networks, a company that built a custom hardware and software platform for reducing video file sizes and upload times. QuickFire’s tech speeds up encoding videos with different profiles for frame rate, resolution, color and audio settings for different platforms.
buyer: Facebook (FB:$62,604.00)
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world. "
target: Quickfire Networks Corporation
QuickFire Networks is a company that has built a custom hardware and software platform for reducing video file sizes and upload times. They use proprietary technology that dramatically reduces the bandwidth needed to view video online without degrading video quality.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/25/2019 via BNC Analysis

IOV Labs, acquired Taringa!

synopsis: IOV Labs, the company behind the Bitcoin-powered Rootstock (RSK) network, has acquired Latin American social network site Taringa. Taringa! is a Latin American Internet company and the largest social network distributing Spanish content in the world. Taringa is a 30 million strong network with over 1,000 active online communities.
buyer: IOV Labs
IOVlabs builds low-cost, highly secure, easy-to-use platforms for the new global economy. Harnessing the benefits of Bitcoin with a suite of tools to create and protect growth, they're planting the seeds for global financial freedom. "
target: Taringa!
Taringa! is a Latin American Internet company with more than 10 years of experience and presence in all the Spanish speaking countries. It is the largest social network distributing Spanish content in the world. Taringa is a 30 million strong network with over 1,000 active online communities.
price ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 3/13/2019 via Company Press Release

Hilco Streambank, acquired Tsu

synopsis: Hilco Streambank, an advisory firm specializing in the valuation, marketing, and sale of intangible assets, has acquired Tsu, an invite-only social media platform that rewards its community for being creative. Tsu awards content creators with a percentage of ad revenues based on their following and content engagement using a proprietary algorithm.
buyer: Hilco Streambank
Hilco Streambank is an advisory firm specializing in the valuation, marketing, and sale of intangible assets for businesses at all stages. Hilco Streambank identifies, preserves, and extracts value for clients through the application of experience, diligence, and creativity. "
target: Tsu
Launched in 2014, Tsu is an invite-only social media platform that rewards its community for being creative. Tsu awards content creators with a percentage of ad revenues based on their following and content engagement using a proprietary algorithm.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/13/2017 via BusinessWire

American Films, Inc., acquired Paloozoo

synopsis: American Films, Inc., an emergent entertainment industry company focused on opportunities for equity investors, has completed acquisition of Paloozoo.com, a fully operating social networking platform. The unique Paloozoo technology offers the member-users the ability to filter and control their content feed, thereby blocking unwanted postings.
buyer: American Films, Inc. (OTCPK:AMFL:$0.00)
American Films, Inc. is an emergent entertainment industry company focused on opportunities for equity investors. American Films seeks to create alternative investment participation vehicles that provide necessary funding to appropriate projects while offering reasonable return on investment. "
target: Paloozoo
Paloozoo is a one-stop social media experience where members engage with the most diverse content on the planet - Reviews, Socialize (social posts), Classifieds and Lists. With their patent-pending Content Controls feature, Paloozoo members can control what content they see and share.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/28/2017 via Company Press Release

WeWork Management LLC, acquired Meetup Inc.

synopsis: WeWork announced that it has acquired Meetup Inc. MeetUp Inc. owns and operates a social networking platform that provides local groups with various resources to organize groups and create a network. Meetup helps people find others who share their interest or cause, and form lasting local community groups that regularly meet face-to-face.
buyer: WeWork Management LLC
WeWork is a global network of workspaces. WeWork provides businesses with the space, community, and services they need. They transform buildings into beautiful, collaborative workspaces and provide infrastructure, services, events and tech so their members can focus on doing what they love. "
target: Meetup Inc.
MeetUp Inc. owns and operates a social networking platform that provides local groups with various resources to organize groups and create a network. Meetup helps people find others who share their interest or cause, and form lasting local community groups that regularly meet face-to-face.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/20/2017 via Company Press Release

MTGx International AB, will acquire Kongregate Inc.

synopsis: MTG is acquiring 100% of U.S. games publisher and developer Kongregate Inc. from current owner GameStop Corp. San Francisco based Kongregate was founded in 2006. Kongregate started as a browser based web gaming platform and has since expanded into publishing for both mobile and Steam games, and now into first party game development.
buyer parent: Modern Times Group MTG AB
buyer: MTGx International AB
MTGx delivers next generation entertainment experiences in esports & online gaming, & innovative content through social media influencers on multiple platforms. MTGx is the digital accelerator of MTG. Their mission is to lead the transformation from a traditional media house to a digital power hub. "
target parent: GameStop.com Inc.
target: Kongregate Inc.
Kongregate Inc. is a games publisher and developer. Kongregate started as a browser based web gaming platform and has since expanded into publishing for both mobile and Steam games, and now into first party game development.
price ($mm)
$55
rev ($mm)
$35
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.6x
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/30/2016 via Company Press Release

Falcon Global Acquisitions LLC, acquired MegaHoot

synopsis: Falcon Global Acquisitions LLC (“FGA”) announced that it has acquired the assets of defunct social media company Megahoot. The social media company established a networking platform that allowed users to interact both on the network and on other social media networks. This acquisition gives FGA an entry point into the social networking arena.
buyer: Falcon Global Acquisitions LLC
Falcon Global Acquisitions is a private equity firm that focuses on the acquisition of underperforming assets in need of restructuring. Falcon Global Acquisitions also provides clients with various consulting services. "
target: MegaHoot
MegaHoot is a social media network for individuals, corporations, brands, and sports and entertainment properties. MegaHoot was founded in an effort to create a global community where its members actually feel as if they are part of it and not just a user of it; they feel a sense of true community.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 11/29/2016 via Market Wire

Momentous Entertainment Group, will acquire Poolworks Ltd.

synopsis: Momentous Entertainment Group, Inc., which produces and distributes quality content across various media platforms, announced that it has executed a binding Letter of Intent to acquire Poolworks Germany Ltd, one of the largest social media companies in Europe with its social networks: studiVZ, meinVZ and schuelerVZ.
buyer: Momentous Entertainment Group (OTCBB: MMEGD:$0.14)
Momentous Entertainment Group, Inc. is a diversified media company with a focus on technology that creates, produces and distributes quality content across various media platforms. Momentous has a combined management experience of more than 100 years in entertainment, technology and marketing. "
target parent: Vert Capital Corp.
target: Poolworks Ltd.
Poolworks Ltd. is an operator of the three popular social platforms studiVZ, meinVZ and schuelerVZ, which are similar to Facebook, but primarily focuses on the German speaking market. The company was founded in 2005 and is based in Berlin, Germany.
price ($mm)
$10
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/3/2016 via BusinessWire

MeetMe, Inc., acquired SKOUT

synopsis: MeetMe, Inc., a public market leader for social discovery, announced that it has completed its acquisition of Skout, Inc., a leading global mobile network for meeting new people. MeetMe expects the acquisition, to significantly increase both the size of its user base and its total revenue.
buyer: MeetMe, Inc. (MEET:$178.61)
MeetMe, Inc. is the leading social network for meeting new people in the US and the public market leader for social discovery. MeetMe makes it easy to discover new people to chat with on mobile devices. "
target: SKOUT
Skout is a leading global, mobile network for meeting new people. The Skout community spans more than 100 countries and is available in 23 different languages. Skout is dedicated to providing a platform that people can easily and safely connect on, and hopefully change their lives.
price ($mm)
$55
rev ($mm)
$24
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.3x
EV / EBITDA
announced 3/31/2016 via BNC Analysis

Ströer Media, will acquire StayFriends GmbH

synopsis: German provider of out-of-home and online advertising services Ströer, agreed to acquire StayFriends, the European social networking websites and services, from United Online, Inc., a leading provider of consumer products and services over the Internet.
buyer: Ströer Media (DB:SAX:$1,814.79)
Ströer Media is a leading provider of online advertising and out-of-home, and offers its advertising customers individualized and fully integrated premium communications solutions. In the field of digital media, Ströer is setting new standards for innovation and quality in Europe. "
target parent: United Online, Inc.
target: StayFriends GmbH
StayFriends is a leading website for reconnecting with former classmates in Europe. StayFriends creates a forum where visitors can rediscover all the important people from their school days, compile and share photos from their shared past and stay in touch with one another permanently.
price ($mm)
$18
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
on offer 6/10/2015 via

Renren Inc., offer to acquire Renren Inc.

synopsis: Chairman and Chief Executive Joseph Chen and Chief Operating Officer James Jian Liu proposed to acquire all outstanding shares of Renren Inc., a leading real-name social networking internet platform in China. Renren enables users to connect and communicate with each other, share information, play online games, watch videos and more.
buyer: Renren Inc. (RENN:$125.37)
Renren Inc. operates a leading real-name social networking internet platform in China. Renren enables users to connect and communicate with each other, share information, create user generated content, play online games, watch videos and enjoy a wide range of other features and services. "
target: Renren Inc. (RENN:$125.37)
Renren Inc. operates a leading real-name social networking internet platform in China. Renren enables users to connect and communicate with each other, share information, create user generated content, play online games, watch videos and enjoy a wide range of other features and services.
price ($mm)[EV]
$990 [$577]*
rev ($mm)
$73
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
10.9x
EV / EBITDA
announced 11/24/2014 via BNC Analysis

Grupa Onet.pl S.A., will acquire Nasza Klasa Sp. z o.o.

synopsis: Grupa Onet.pl, part of Ringier Axel Springer Media AG, has signed an agreement to accquire NK from Rubylight. Nasza Klasa (NK) is one of the biggest platforms offering games and the second largest social networking site in Poland.
buyer parent: Ringier Axel Springer Media AG
buyer: Grupa Onet.pl S.A.
Grupa Onet.pl S.A. focuses on running a Polish Web portal (Onet.pl). The Company also runs its own publishing house called Pascal Sp. z o.o. (Wydawnictwo Pascal), which publishes and distributes guidebooks, maps and other tourism related material. "
target parent: Rubylight Technology Ltd.
target: Nasza Klasa Sp. z o.o.
Nasza Klasa Sp. z o.o. is a social networking Website in Poland. The company’s Website enables users to find their classmates in various levels of education.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/3/2013 via BNC Analysis

Michael Birch, acquired Bebo, Inc.

synopsis: Michael Birch, Co-Founder of Bebo, Inc., purchased the social network back. Bebo is the world's leading global social media network that combines community, self-expression and entertainment to enable its users to consume, create, discover and share professional and user-generated content.
buyer: Michael Birch
Michael Birch is an English computer programmer and entrepreneur. Michael and his wife, Xochi, founded the online social networking website Bebo. Michael and Xochi Birch sold Bebo to AOL in March 2008 for $850 million. "
target parent: Criterion Capital Partners, LLC
target: Bebo, Inc.
Bebo is the world's leading global social media network. Building on the notion of traditional social networking websites, Bebo combines community, self-expression and entertainment to enable its users to consume, create, discover and share professional and user-generated content.
price ($mm)
$1.00
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/1/2013 via BNC Analysis

Origami Labs, acquired FamilyLeaf

synopsis: Origami, the Y Combinator-backed social network for families, has acquired competing service FamilyLeaf, another YC company. FamilyLeaf is a private page for families to easily share photos, share life updates, store contact information, and post messages.
buyer: Origami Labs
Origami offers families a web and mobile platform to share photos and videos and post text-based entries, as well as make announcements and organize photos into albums. "
target: FamilyLeaf
FamilyLeaf is a private place for users to share their life with their family. Users can create a private page where their family can easily share photos, share life updates, store contact information, and post messages.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/7/2013 via Company Press Release

About.me, Inc., acquired Wefollow

synopsis: About.me has acquired Wefollow. The Wefollow service is a beautifully designed directory that enables people to discover others with common interests (e.g. sports, politics, comedy, etc.).
buyer parent: AOL Inc.
buyer: About.me, Inc.
About.me, Inc. offers product that empowers people to create a single personal profile page that presents their online identities. "
target: Wefollow
Wefollow operates an online community. Upon signup each user enters up to 5 interests of theirs. Each user on Wefollow has explicitly specified their interests.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/19/2013 via BNC Analysis

Dogan Muzik Kitap Magazacilik Pazarlama A.S., acquired Elektronik Bilgi Iletisim Hizmetleri

synopsis: D&R, active in entertainment retail, has purchased all shares of Elektronik Bilgi İletişim Hizmetleri, which owned Idefix and Prefix online booksellers, to enlarge the D&R online sale store.
buyer parent: Dogan Group
buyer: Dogan Muzik Kitap Magazacilik Pazarlama A.S.
Dogan Muzik Kitap Magazacilik Pazarlama A.S. (D & R) engages in the retail of books and music CD's and other entertainment products. The company in based in Instanbul, Turkey and operates as a subsidiary of Dogan Yayin Holding. "
target: Elektronik Bilgi Iletisim Hizmetleri
Elektronik Bilgi Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. (EBI) is an innovative internet company operating legacy e-marketing and social networking web sites in Turkey. Among them are www.idefix.com online bookseller, www.siberalem.com e-dating and social networking web site, www.itiraf.com popular confessions.
price ($mm)
$4.66
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/8/2013 via BNC Analysis

Facebook, acquired Storylane

synopsis: The social network, Facebook, has acquired a service that allows users to share stories and content, similar to Facebook's news feed feature, called Storylane. Storylane will join Facebook in revamping its news feed in an effort to reduce clutter and focus on stories that are more relevant to each other.
buyer: Facebook (FB:$62,604.00)
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world. "
target: Storylane
Storylane is a social network in beta that encourages users to go beyond posting status updates and instead dive deeper into the narratives of their lives. It is a blogging website that allows users to share stories, photos, links, articles and other content. Its current DBA name is Mixtent, Inc.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/6/2013 via PR Web

The Entourage Group, LLC, acquired BlockSavvy.com

synopsis: The Entourage Group acquires BlockSavvy.com, an urban-centric social media network launched by former Roc-A-Fella Records CEO Damon Dash. Its long list of proprietary features included a 3D "Sims"-like environment, its own currency system, eCommerce capabilities, and an innovative advertising platform.
buyer: The Entourage Group, LLC
The Entourage Group, LLC is an internet marketing firm which has architected successful marketing campaigns in various industries over the past years including entertainment, technology, and insurance. "
target: BlockSavvy.com
BlockSavvy.com is an urban-centric social media network. Its long list of proprietary features included a 3D "Sims"-like environment, its own currency system, eCommerce capabilities, and an innovative advertising platform which attracted the attention of major US brands and celebrities.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 12/21/2012 via Reuters

Meetic SA, will acquire MassiveMedia

synopsis: Meetic SA announces that it has signed an agreement for the acquisition of Massive Media, the company behind Twoo.com and Netlog.com. Massive Media enable members to meet nearby people instantly online.
buyer: Meetic SA (MEECF:$215.42)
Meetic SA is the leader in the European online dating market. It is established in 16 European countries and is available in 13 languages. Meetic is a French stock corporation, with its registered office in Paris. "
target: MassiveMedia
Massive Media is the social media company behind the successful digital brands Netlog.com and Twoo.com. It enables members to meet nearby people instantly. Over 90 million people have joined their sites on web and mobile.
price ($mm)
$25
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/11/2012 via PR Newswire

Vert Capital Corp., acquired Poolworks Ltd.

synopsis: Poolworks Ltd., operator of the three popular social platforms studiVZ, meinVZ and schuelerVZ, has been sold from Holtzbrinck Digital to Vert Capital Corp. an international investment organization. Vert Capital Corp. acquired all shares of the organization but left an option to use schuelerVZ in the hands of Holtzbrinck Digital.
buyer: Vert Capital Corp.
Vert Capital is a private merchant bank and digital media fund with ownership across a variety of digital properties. "
target parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
target: Poolworks Ltd.
Poolworks Ltd. is an operator of the three popular social platforms studiVZ, meinVZ and schuelerVZ, which are similar to Facebook, but primarily focuses on the German speaking market.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/11/2012 via BNC Analysis

ValueFirst, acquired Indyarocks Media Services Private Limited

synopsis: ValueFirst has acquired a majority stake in online social networking site Indyarocks.com. Indyarocks.com enables users to create profiles, meet and make friends, catch up with movie buzz, play games, listen to music, catch live cricket scores, and win prizes by sharing photos, and write blogs.
buyer: ValueFirst
ValueFirst Messaging Pvt. Ltd. provides mobile messaging solutions. It also offers enterprise mobile messaging, desktop mobile messaging, and mobile marketing and consulting solutions. "
target: Indyarocks Media Services Private Limited
Indyarocks Media Services Private Limited operates an entertainment based social network in India. It enables users to create profiles, meet and make friends, catch up with movie buzz, play games, listen to music, catch live cricket scores, and win prizes by sharing photos, and write blogs.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA

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Smith Micro Software, Inc.
Smith Micro Software, Inc.
Smith Micro provides software to simplify and enhance the mobile experience. Their network access, insights, and optimization solutions ensure the best Quality of Experience for wireless users, while embedded mobile software creates new opportunities for wireless service providers.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$24.67
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.10)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.98)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
161
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Ticker: OM:HOYLU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hoylu
Hoylu delivers solutions for presentation, ideation and collaboration that focus on enhancing the user experience. The company's main area of interest is software for Creative Collaboration, combined with intuitive input and display technologies.
year
2016
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Ticker: TSE:3923
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rakus Co., Ltd.
Rakus Co., Ltd.
Rakus Co., Ltd. is a leading provider of cloud-based software for small and medium enterprises in Japan. The company offers various cloud-based chat and e-mail software. Their Mail Dealer software allows companies to share and manage e-mails with multiple targets.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$49.92
EBITDA ($mm)
$10.02
EBIT ($mm)
$9.32
Net Income ($mm)
$7.01
Employees
512
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Ticker: AIM:IMO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IMImobile Pvt Ltd.
IMImobile Pvt Ltd.
IMImobile provides software and services which help businesses capitalise on the growth in mobile communication. The company’s solutions allow customers to use mobile as a channel to create new revenue streams, as CRM and customer engagement channel and as a channel to improve business operations.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$173.44
EBITDA ($mm)
$21.12
EBIT ($mm)
$12.51
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1100
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Ticker: SHOR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ShoreTel Inc.
ShoreTel Inc.
ShoreTel, Inc. is a leading provider of brilliantly simple IP phone systems and unified communications solutions powering today’s always-on workforce. Its flexible communications solutions for on-premises, cloud and hybrid environments eliminate complexity, reduce costs and improve productivity.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$360.44
EBITDA ($mm)
$28.62
EBIT ($mm)
$9.73
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1063
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Ticker: DGII
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Digi International
Digi International
Digi International is a global provider of mission-critical machine-to-machine and Internet of Things connectivity products and services. They help their customers create next-generation connected products and deploy and manage critical communications infrastructures in demanding environments.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$208.02
EBITDA ($mm)
$9.21
EBIT ($mm)
$3.09
Net Income ($mm)
$4.03
Employees
649
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Ticker: OTCPK:WILS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wiless Controls Inc.
Wiless Controls Inc.
Wiless Controls is a pioneer in the market for embedded wireless tracking solutions that enable consumers and companies to reduce cost and increase control of remote assets.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.35)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: TSE:3681
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
V-cube, Inc.
V-cube, Inc.
V-cube, Inc. provides platforms and software for visual communication methods such as video conferencing.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$46.94
EBITDA ($mm)
$9.79
EBIT ($mm)
$4.05
Net Income ($mm)
$2.48
Employees
282
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Ticker: TSXV:STC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sangoma Technologies Corp.
Sangoma Technologies Corp.
Sangoma is a leading provider of hardware and software components that enable or enhance IP Communications Systems for voice, data and video applications. Sangoma’s connectivity solutions are used in leading unified communications, PBX, IVR, contact center and data-communication applications.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$36.79
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.97
EBIT ($mm)
$2.59
Net Income ($mm)
$1.49
Employees
0
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Ticker: ANY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sphere3D
Sphere 3D is a virtualization technology solution provider. Sphere 3D's Glassware 2.0 platform delivers virtualization of many of the most demanding applications in the marketplace today; making it easy to move applications from a physical PC or workstation to a virtual environment.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$76.54
EBITDA ($mm)
($26.59)
EBIT ($mm)
($33.00)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
429
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Ticker: FB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Facebook
Facebook
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$62,604.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$26,732.00
EBIT ($mm)
$21,543.00
Net Income ($mm)
$17,064.00
Employees
39651
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Ticker: SEHK:700
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tencent Holdings Ltd.
Tencent Holdings Ltd.
Tencent Holdings Limited is an investment holding company involved in providing internet and mobile value-added services (VAS), online advertising services and e-commerce transactions services
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$46,983.28
EBITDA ($mm)
$16,822.78
EBIT ($mm)
$12,097.11
Net Income ($mm)
$11,960.20
Employees
54623
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Ticker: TSE:2121
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mixi, Inc.
Mixi, Inc.
mixi, Inc. is an information technology (IT) company that has two business segments. The Social Net segment operates a Website for social networking services (SNSs) under the site name mixi. The Find Job! segment operates a job advertising site under the name Find Job!
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,780.46
EBITDA ($mm)
$770.46
EBIT ($mm)
$681.33
Net Income ($mm)
$393.47
Employees
742
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Ticker: LSE:MAIL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mail.Ru LLC
Mail.Ru LLC
Mail.Ru Group develops Internet communications and entertainment services in Russia and globally. Today, the company operates Russian language social networks Vkontakte (VK), Odnoklassniki (OK) and Moi Mir (My World), instant messenger services in Russia — Agent Mail.Ru and ICQ and more.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,091.82
EBITDA ($mm)
$26.09
EBIT ($mm)
($73.95)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3463
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Ticker: TSE:3632
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gree, Inc.
Gree, Inc.
GREE develops games at its studios in Japan, North America, and South Korea, producing high-ranking titles in the app markets of each region. The company was founded in 2004.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$703.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$97.60
EBIT ($mm)
$85.11
Net Income ($mm)
$42.53
Employees
1416
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Ticker: BSE:532368
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lycos Internet Limited
Lycos Internet Limited
Lycos Internet Limited has evolved from one of the first search engines on the web into a digital media powerhouse with three major divisions: LYCOS Media, LYCOS Advertising, and LYCOS Life (consumer products division). The company employs over 500 people working out of 24 offices worldwide.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$325.42
EBITDA ($mm)
$91.06
EBIT ($mm)
$88.24
Net Income ($mm)
$58.21
Employees
1000
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Ticker: RENN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Renren Inc.
Renren Inc.
Renren Inc. operates a leading real-name social networking internet platform in China. Renren enables users to connect and communicate with each other, share information, create user generated content, play online games, watch videos and enjoy a wide range of other features and services.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$125.37
EBITDA ($mm)
($77.83)
EBIT ($mm)
($76.85)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
988
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Ticker: OTCBB: MMEGD
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Momentous Entertainment Group, Inc.
Momentous Entertainment Group, Inc.
Momentous Entertainment Group, Inc. (MMEG) is a social platform gaming, ecommerce and digital media company focused on providing unique and entertaining experiences for its subscribers and members on a global scale.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$0.14
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.51)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3
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Ticker: EDWY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
eDoorways International Corporation
eDoorways International Corporation
eDoorways International Corp engages in the creation of a lifestyle information/entertainment platform. It provides eDOORWAYS platform, a Web-based personal lifestyle information enhancement and problem solving gateway, lifestyle information source, and business-to-consumer marketplace.
year
2008
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
($4.40)
EBIT ($mm)
($4.40)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1
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Ticker: MOMO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Momo Inc.
Momo is a leading mobile social networking platform in China. Momo enables users to connect with each other and expand relationships from online to offline. Users can maintain and strengthen their relationships through private and group communication tools, content creation and sharing functions.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$1,178.03
EBITDA ($mm)
$352.56
EBIT ($mm)
$342.15
Net Income ($mm)
$304.84
Employees
924
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Ticker: MXMI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Max Media Group
Max Media Group
Max Media Group, Inc. is a developer of online integrated digital publishing/distribution platforms for high-end internet consumer segments. Max Media's mission is to be the premier operator and developer of low cost high revenue online integrated publishing/interactive social networks.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$259.93
EBITDA ($mm)
$25.71
EBIT ($mm)
$19.22
Net Income ($mm)
$12.73
Employees
1892
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Ticker: TSE:3680
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hottolink, Inc.
Hottolink's core competence is agent technology which crawls massive data on the internet, store them on the huge distributed database, search and analyze them rapidly, and create noble knowledge from them.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$8.88
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$1.38
Net Income ($mm)
$0.57
Employees
28
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Ticker: GOFH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GoFish Corporation
GoFish Corporation headquartered in San Francisco, is a leading consumer online video destination that delivers millions of videos per month to a rapidly growing audience of enthusiasts. GoFish is a place on the web where millions of people come to share their favorite videos from around the world.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: ASX:MKB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MOKO.mobi Limited
MOKO.mobi Limited
MOKO Social Media is at the forefront of the next generation in social media, providing innovative products and content to enable communities to engage and interact. MOKO provides tailored content for high value, niche user groups.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$0.88
EBITDA ($mm)
($12.25)
EBIT ($mm)
($12.59)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: TDCH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
30DC Inc.
30DC Inc.
30DC, Inc. provides online marketing tools and platforms for the monetization of digital content. Created by Edward Dale, 30DC, Inc.’s focus is on the building, management and acquisition of international Web 2.0-based sales and marketing companies.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$1.36
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.44)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.52)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
11
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