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closed 9/18/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Snipp Interactive Inc., acquired Ziploop

synopsis: Snipp Interactive Inc., a global provider of digital marketing promotions, rebates and loyalty solutions, announced that it has acquired substantially all of the assets of Ziploop, Inc., a company that develops a mobile shopping application that stores and organizes receipts, rewards, and promotions for consumers.
buyer: Snipp Interactive Inc. (TSXV:SPN:$13.44)
Snipp Interactive Inc. builds cross-device shopper marketing solutions for brands to engage and interact with their customers. They provide a full spectrum of services including campaign conceptualization, rules and legal, design, execution, rewards provisioning and fulfillment. "
target: Ziploop
Ziploop, Inc. develops a mobile shopping application that stores and organizes receipts, rewards, and promotions for consumers. The company’s application works on various devices, including phones, tablets, and computers. Ziploop was founded in 2013 and is based in Orinda, California.
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closed 11/14/2018 via BNC Analysis

Wesfarmers Limited, acquired Unlockd

synopsis: Wesfarmers has acquired the assets of Unlockd. Founded in 2014, Unlockd developed an app that offered consumers discounts on their phone bills by watching advertisements when they unlock their phone screen.
buyer: Wesfarmers Limited (ASX:WES:$46,384.52)
Wesfarmers Limited's diverse business operations cover: supermarkets, liquor, hotels and convenience stores; home improvement; office supplies; department stores; and an industrials division with businesses in chemicals, energy and fertilisers, industrial and safety products and coal. "
target: Unlockd
Unlockd's revolutionary white label mobile platform is revolutionising the attention economy. In exchange for viewing targeted ads, content or offers upon unlocking their smartphone, users amass points to redeem on items like mobile credit or data, premium entertainment content or loyalty points.
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closed 2/10/2017 via PR Newswire

Shop.co, acquired Zen Shopping

synopsis: German startup Shop.co announced the acquisition of Zen Shopping. Zen Shopping developed a mobile app to simplify shopping and identify savings on online purchases. The app gained traction in the United States and has accumulated a passionate following. Shop.co continues to expand on the promise of giving shoppers one cart across the entire web.
buyer: Shop.co
Shop.co was founded in 2014 in Germany. Shop.co uses Artificial Intelligence and advanced algorithms to give users a smart browser extension that provides one universal cart (that works on every shop in the US) to checkout everywhere, without registration or login, with just one click. "
target: Zen Shopping
Zen Shopping developed a mobile app to simplify shopping and identify savings on online purchases. The app gained traction in the United States and has accumulated a passionate following. Zen Shopping launched in 2014 and tapped into demand among consumers who wanted to shop quickly across shops.
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closed 1/20/2016 via BNC Analysis

Goodbox, acquired SmartPocket

synopsis: Goodbox, a startup that connects users with merchants via an instant messaging app, has acquired loyalty cards management app Smartpocket. Smartpocket was set up as a mobile technology platform that connects offline businesses to customers. It can convert a mobile device into a singular channel for all card transactions by managing loyalty cards.
buyer: Goodbox
Goodbox allows businesses to create a storefront on its app, similar to a real-world store. It enables merchants to chat with customers, upload their product/services catalog for search and discovery, take orders and accept payments. The company claims listings for about 100 categories. "
target parent: Sol Primero
target: SmartPocket
SmartPocket is a virtual wallet mobile application that digitally stores cards such as loyalty and insurance cards. It provides details related to the cards such as redeemable points, travel miles and insurance coverage. It allows users to book services and manage payments from their mobile devices.
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announced 1/29/2015 via Market Wire

Slyce, will acquire SnipSnap

synopsis: Slyce announced the acquisition of leading mobile couponing company, SnipSnap. The SnipSnap app, available for iOS and Android, allows a user a way to take a photograph of a retail coupon and instantly transform it into a digital, mobile format, which can be easily searched, retrieved, and shared with other SnipSnap users on their smartphones.
buyer: Slyce (SLC:$0.83)
Slyce is a visual search technology company based in Toronto, Ontario and is engaged in the business of providing advanced visual search software that allows consumers to purchase products at the moment they discover them - in the real world and online. "
target: SnipSnap
SnipSnap is the first mobile coupon app to allow users to scan and redeem any printed coupon on their smartphone. Since launching at Techcrunch Disrupt in 2012, the app has grown to 4 million users on iOS and Android, who have saved more than 100 million coupons and $200 million.
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$1.00
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closed 10/1/2014 via Market Wire

Mobile Lads Corp., acquired CouBox

synopsis: Mobile Lads Corp. announces its acquisition of the "CouBox" mobile software platform assets, which features a comprehensive coupon and incentive-driven content management system that delivers consumer-centric incentives via a mobile application and website.
buyer: Mobile Lads Corp. (MOBO:$0.00)
Mobile Lads Corp. designs and delivers secure wide-area wireless transaction software solutions for the consumer finance and payment processing industry sectors. Mobile Lads provides solutions for seamless access to time-sensitive information and data on multiple network standards. "
target: CouBox
CouBox is a mobile software platform which features a comprehensive coupon and incentive-driven content management system that delivers consumer-centric incentives via a mobile application and website. CouBox is a smart way for consumers to search for everyday items on sale.
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closed 7/15/2014 via Market Wire

Qliktag Software Inc., acquired Nutrifacts

synopsis: Qliktag Software Inc., an Orange County-based innovator of mobile software solutions, acquired Data Aggregator Software and related technology assets from epcSolutions, Inc., including Nutrifacts, a mobile app for scanning groceries and product barcodes to receive color-coded information on nutrition facts and coupons at the point of sale.
buyer: Qliktag Software Inc.
Qliktag Software Inc. is an innovator of mobile software solutions that bridge the gap between brands and buyers -- fostering stronger relationships and more personalized connections between the two. It is headquartered in Newport Beach, California. "
target parent: epcSolutions, Inc.
target: Nutrifacts
Nutrifacts is a mobile app for scanning groceries and product barcodes to receive color-coded information on nutrition facts and coupons at the point of sale straight to a smartphone.
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closed 1/6/2014 via BusinessWire

Coupons.com Incorporated, acquired Yub, Inc.

synopsis: Coupons.com Incorporated, a leader in digital coupons, including digital printable, digital paperless and mobile promotions, announced it has acquired Yub, Inc. Yub allows consumers to link digital offers and promotions to payment cards for instant savings when they use the cards for in-store purchases.
buyer: Coupons.com Incorporated (QUOT:$424.68)
Coupons.com Inc. is the recognized leader in digital coupons, including online printable, save to loyalty card and mobile promotions. For consumers, the company’s products include Coupons.com, as well as Grocery iQ and Coupons.com mobile applications. "
target parent: Buy.com
target: Yub, Inc.
Yub, Inc. operates as an online mall for shopping. The company offers a meeting place for members to interact with friends, and discuss trends and product passions; and provides a 3-D virtual mall to browse and shop among various online retailers.
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closed 7/20/2013 via Company Press Release

Dropbox, Inc., acquired Endorse

synopsis: Mobile coupon startup Endorse has been acquired by Dropbox. Endorse enables consumer product companies to market at the individual shopper level and shoppers to earn rewards for staying loyal to their favorite brands. Endorse closes the online-to-offline purchase loop and ties an online brand to proven retail sales in the real world.
buyer: Dropbox, Inc. (DBX:$1,321.30)
Dropbox is a file hosting service that offers cloud storage, file synchronization, and client software. It allows users to create a special folder on each of their computers, which Dropbox then synchronizes so that it appears to be the same folder regardless of which computer is used to view it. "
target: Endorse
Endorse enables consumer product companies to market at the individual shopper level and shoppers to earn rewards for staying loyal to their favorite brands. Endorse closes the online-to-offline purchase loop and ties an online brand to proven retail sales in the real world.
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closed 5/2/2013 via PR Web

Edtuit, Inc., acquired GreenStack

synopsis: Edtuit, Inc., a player in the field of online discovery of membership deals, announced the acquisition of GreenStack, Inc., another company in the mobile membership deal discovery market. GreenStack offers a mobile app to consolidate membership benefits with retailer discounts, loyalty programs, & cash back programs to maximize consumers’ savings.
buyer: Edtuit, Inc.
Edtuit is a San Francisco, California based company that helps consumers discover their membership savings, while enabling membership organizations to manage their membership programs and maximize customer retention. Edtuit is a privately-held company. "
target parent: Spartina Ventures, LLC
target: GreenStack
GreenStack, founded in early 2012 by serial entrepreneur David Hehman (CEO), develops mobile apps designed to make saving money fun and easy. Its initial product, named greenstack, is a free iPhone app that provides location-based discount redemption while dining in the San Francisco region.
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closed 9/6/2012 via PR Newswire

Gannett Co., Inc., acquired Key Ring

synopsis: Gannett Co., Inc. announced that it has acquired Mobestream Media, maker of the Key Ring consumer rewards mobile platform available on all major smartphones. More than five million users have downloaded the free Key Ring app to scan and store existing loyalty cards, join new rewards programs and get mobile coupons and other promotional offers.
buyer: Gannett Co., Inc. (GCI:$2,786.88)
Gannett Co., Inc. is an international media and marketing solutions company that informs and engages more than 100 million people every month through its powerful network of broadcast, digital, mobile and publishing properties. "
target: Key Ring
Mobestream Media is the maker of Key Ring, a smartphone application. Key Ring has millions of consumers that use the app to scan and store existing loyalty cards, join new programs and receive mobile coupons via their smartphones.
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closed 1/19/2012 via BusinessWire

Constant Contact, Inc., acquired CardStar Inc.

synopsis: Constant Contact®, Inc. has acquired privately owned CardStar Inc., the leading loyalty platform that helps shoppers stay connected to their favorite merchants. With over two million users, Boston-based CardStar is a leading developer of mobile applications that extend the use of loyalty cards and mobile coupons among consumers.
buyer: Constant Contact, Inc. (CTCT:$353.50)
More than 450,000 small businesses, nonprofit organizations, and member associations worldwide rely on Constant Contact as their engagement hub for starting and driving ongoing customer dialogs through email marketing, social media marketing, event marketing, and online surveys. "
target: CardStar Inc.
CardStar Inc. is a Boston-based, privately held software company developing mobile applications that perpetuate the use of loyalty cards and mobile coupons. The CardStar application consolidates membership and rewards cards on smartphones.
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closed 12/8/2011 via BusinessWire

Plum District, acquired Chatterfly, Inc.

synopsis: Plum District, the leading local commerce platform for moms, by moms, has acquired Chatterfly, the leading mobile platform in digital loyalty and neighborhood rewards. These new technologies and tools will empower Plum District mom consultants to provide solutions for local merchants to reward and retain high-value customers.
buyer: Plum District
Plum District is the leading local commerce destination - for moms, by moms. Plum District is a community of moms sharing offers from local and national merchants for other moms to enjoy. Plum District puts Mom first by connecting her with products and inspirations that make her life easier. "
target: Chatterfly, Inc.
Chatterfly is the leading mobile platform in digital loyalty and neighborhood rewards. Consumer users are rewarded for supporting their local shops and local businesses can increase overall business by joining a neighborhood rewards program.
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closed 4/11/2011 via BNC Analysis

nSphere, acquired Peekaboo Mobile, Inc.

synopsis: nSphere, a company that aggregates online content, announced the acquisition of mobile location-based deals companyPeekaboo Mobile. nSphere plans on leveraging Peekaboo Mobile’s application to provide local search information to its users.
buyer: nSphere
DirectoryM re-launched in July 2010 as nSphere representing the company's expanded mission: combining media brands, data sources and local experts to satisfy the local online information needs of the average user and help organize their life locally. "
target: Peekaboo Mobile, Inc.
Peekaboo Mobile, Inc., a mobile technology company, develops software solutions to connect consumers to location-targeted deals from local retail, restaurant, and service businesses.
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closed 11/6/2013 via BNC Analysis

RetailMeNot, acquired ZenDeals.com

synopsis: RetailMeNot, the world's leading marketplace dedicated to online coupons and deals, has acquired ZenDeals, an early stage technology company with a patent pending proprietary digital coupon verification technology.
buyer: RetailMeNot (SALE:$280.42)
RetailMeNot, Inc. is the world's leading marketplace dedicated to online coupons and deals. The company's websites enable consumers across the globe seeking to save money to find hundreds of thousands of offers from retailers. "
target: ZenDeals.com
ZenDeals brings users 100% verified and validated coupons. They find all the best coupons on the web, and test them on the actual merchant site to make sure they work.
price ($mm)
$18
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closed 3/8/2018 via PR Newswire

Nordstrom Inc., acquired MessageYes

synopsis: Nordstrom Inc., a leading fashion retailer, has announced that it has acquired MessageYes, a platform rooted in conversational commerce. MessageYes is the first platform to offer frictionless e-commerce over mobile messaging for brands looking to engage and transact directly with their customers.
buyer: Nordstrom Inc. (JWN:$15,478.00)
Nordstrom Inc. is a leading fashion retailer. Nordstrom operates 366 stores in 40 states, including 122 full-line stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico; 232 Nordstrom Rack stores; two Jeffrey boutiques; two clearance stores; and seven Trunk Club clubhouses. "
target: MessageYes
MessageYes' mission is to help people effortlessly discover and purchase items they love using their mobile phones. MessageYes is the first platform to offer frictionless e-commerce over mobile messaging for brands looking to engage and transact directly with their customers.
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closed 7/10/2019 via Company Press Release

Marlin Equity Partners, acquired Clarus Commerce

synopsis: Clarus Commerce, the only company specializing in building, managing and optimizing premium loyalty programs, announced its acquisition by Marlin Equity Partners, a global investment firm with over $6.7 billion of capital under management.
buyer: Marlin Equity Partners
Marlin Equity Partners is a global investment firm with over $6.7 billion of capital under management that is focused on providing corporate parents, shareholders and other stakeholders with tailored solutions that meet their business and liquidity needs. "
target parent: Trivergance
target: Clarus Commerce
Clarus Commerce is the only company solely focused on building, managing and optimizing customizable premium loyalty programs for retailers. They provide the full suite of services needed for a successful loyalty program, which includes the technology platform, client services, IT and operations.
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closed 8/9/2018 via BNC Analysis

Yotpo, acquired Swell Rewards

synopsis: Yotpo, a customer content marketing platform that collects and analyzes user-created content, has acquired Swell Rewards, an incentive marketing platform. Swell Rewards allows ecommerce companies to create highly-tailored rewards and referral programs with ease.
buyer: Yotpo
Yotpo is a customer content marketing platform that collects and analyzes user-created content like social media posts and reviews. Yotpo allows brands to leverage social proof to increase trust and sales, cultivate loyal customer advocates, and make better decisions based on customer feedback. "
target: Swell Rewards
Swell Rewards is an incentive marketing platform that allows ecommerce companies to create highly-tailored rewards and referral programs with ease. Their SaaS-based platform helps merchants to better understand and retain their existing customers through a variety of effective marketing campaigns.
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closed 3/23/2016 via BusinessWire

Falcon Investment Advisors LLC, Landon Capital Partners, Trivergance, acquired Clarus Commerce

synopsis: Trivergance, in partnership with Falcon Investment Advisors and Landon Capital Partners, announced the acquisition of Clarus Commerce from Norwest Venture Partners. Clarus, a leader in e-commerce and subscription commerce solutions, has developed and manages a proprietary, flexible and scalable membership and benefit management technology platform.
buyer: Falcon Investment Advisors LLC
buyer: Trivergance
buyer: Landon Capital Partners
Trivergance is a leading independent sponsor, having invested over $1 billion of third-party, institutional equity capital. Falcon is a private equity firm investsing in leading middle market companies. Landon Capital Partners is the direct private equity investment group of the Landon family. "
target parent: Norwest Venture Partners
target: Clarus Commerce
Clarus Commerce creates and markets high-value subscription websites designed to save consumers time and money. Clarus is one of the pioneers of creating free shipping and subscription-based solutions for e-commerce businesses seeking to ease consumers’ concerns about high shipping costs.
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closed 1/23/2019 via PR Newswire

Narvar, acquired Kronos Care

synopsis: Narvar, the pioneer in post-purchase customer engagement, announced it has acquired Kronos Care, a Paris-based startup that enables retailers and brands to increase loyalty through branded notification experiences.
buyer: Narvar
Narvar is an enterprise-grade SaaS platform. Narvar drives brand loyalty by enabling immersive post-purchase customer experiences. From order tracking, proactive communications, and seamless returns, Narvar applies machine learning across billions of interactions to make consumers' lives simpler. "
target: Kronos Care
Based in France, Kronos Care creates the best post purchase experience for online retailers by supercharging the tracking process to help them engage their customers and increase their loyalty.
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closed 9/18/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Snipp Interactive Inc., acquired Ziploop

synopsis: Snipp Interactive Inc., a global provider of digital marketing promotions, rebates and loyalty solutions, announced that it has acquired substantially all of the assets of Ziploop, Inc., a company that develops a mobile shopping application that stores and organizes receipts, rewards, and promotions for consumers.
buyer: Snipp Interactive Inc. (TSXV:SPN:$13.44)
Snipp Interactive Inc. builds cross-device shopper marketing solutions for brands to engage and interact with their customers. They provide a full spectrum of services including campaign conceptualization, rules and legal, design, execution, rewards provisioning and fulfillment. "
target: Ziploop
Ziploop, Inc. develops a mobile shopping application that stores and organizes receipts, rewards, and promotions for consumers. The company’s application works on various devices, including phones, tablets, and computers. Ziploop was founded in 2013 and is based in Orinda, California.
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closed 9/18/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Snipp Interactive Inc., acquired Ziploop

synopsis: Snipp Interactive Inc., a global provider of digital marketing promotions, rebates and loyalty solutions, announced that it has acquired substantially all of the assets of Ziploop, Inc., a company that develops a mobile shopping application that stores and organizes receipts, rewards, and promotions for consumers.
buyer: Snipp Interactive Inc. (TSXV:SPN:$13.44)
Snipp Interactive Inc. builds cross-device shopper marketing solutions for brands to engage and interact with their customers. They provide a full spectrum of services including campaign conceptualization, rules and legal, design, execution, rewards provisioning and fulfillment. "
target: Ziploop
Ziploop, Inc. develops a mobile shopping application that stores and organizes receipts, rewards, and promotions for consumers. The company’s application works on various devices, including phones, tablets, and computers. Ziploop was founded in 2013 and is based in Orinda, California.
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announced 6/2/2015 via Market Watch

HIP Digital Media, Inc. will be merged with Snipp Interactive Inc.,

synopsis: Snipp Interactive Inc., an international provider of marketing promotions, rebates and loyalty solutions announced that it has entered into a merger agreement with HIP Digital Media Inc. Hip Digital is the leader in promotional marketing technology that integrates premium digital content such as music, apps and eBooks into branded promotions.
buyer: Snipp Interactive Inc. (TSXV:SPN:$13.44)
Snipp Interactive Inc. builds cross-device shopper marketing solutions for brands to engage and interact with their customers. They provide a full spectrum of services including campaign conceptualization, rules and legal, design, execution, rewards provisioning and fulfillment. "
target: HIP Digital Media, Inc.
Hip Digital is a technology company that enables its customers to easily sell music and create music based promotions. Hip Digital technology allows customers to leverage the power of music to achieve their marketing and sales goals.
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announced 1/5/2015 via Market Wire

Snipp Interactive Inc., will purchase Swiss Post Solutions Ireland Limited from Swiss Post Solutions

synopsis: Snipp Interactive Inc. announced that it has entered into a share purchase agreement to acquire Swiss Post Solutions Ireland Limited from Swiss Post Solutions. Their Catalyst Customer Loyalty Management platform is a multi-currency, multi-lingual, cloud-based platform which offers real-time benefits and rewards management.
buyer: Snipp Interactive Inc. (TSXV:SPN:$13.44)
Snipp Interactive Inc. builds cross-device shopper marketing solutions for brands to engage and interact with their customers. They provide a full spectrum of services including campaign conceptualization, rules and legal, design, execution, rewards provisioning and fulfillment. "
seller parent: Swiss Post
seller: Swiss Post Solutions
Swiss Post Solutions Ireland Limited is the Customer Loyalty Management business unit of Swiss Post Solutions. Their Catalyst CLM platform is a multi-currency, multi-lingual, cloud-based platform which offers real-time benefits and rewards management.
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closed 2/19/2015 via BNC Analysis

Havas, acquired Plastic Mobile Inc.

synopsis: Havas, one of the world's largest global advertising, digital and communications groups, announced the acquisition of Plastic Mobile, an award-winning mobile agency that builds applications and other strategic solutions for m-commerce, encompassing retail, loyalty, payments, coupons, and in-store initiatives.
buyer parent: Bolloré
buyer: Havas (ENXTPA:HAV:$2,703.63)
Havas is one of the world's largest global communications groups, offering a range of communications services, including digital, advertising, direct marketing, media planning and buying, corporate communications, human resources, multimedia interactive communications, public relations, and more. "
target: Plastic Mobile Inc.
Plastic Mobile is an award-winning mobile marketing agency building strategic solutions in m-commerce - encompassing payments, wallets, transactions and coupons - as well as mobile loyalty, location-based marketing, mobile gaming, and in-store initiatives.
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closed 12/4/2006 via BusinessWire

ValueClick, Inc., acquired Shopping.net

synopsis: ValueClick, Inc. has acquired Shopping.net, a privately-held company based in London, for approximately $13.3 million in cash, net of cash acquired. Shopping.net owns and operates 27 websites that provide comparison shopping, search and vertical market content to European online consumers.
buyer: ValueClick, Inc. (VCLK:$593.84)
ValueClick, Inc. is one of the world’s largest online marketing services companies, offering comprehensive and scalable solutions to deliver cost-effective customer acquisition for advertisers and robust revenue streams for publishers. "
target: Shopping.net
Shopping.net is a free service which allows you to save time and money when shopping online. We don't sell products directly but instead provide independent shopping search, information and comparison tools allowing you to find the best deals and lowest prices no matter what you're shopping for.
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$13
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closed 4/10/2006 via AP - Associated Press

United Online, Inc., acquired My Points, Inc.

synopsis: Web company United Online Inc. said Monday it bought My Points Inc. from UAL Corp. for $56 million in cash. MyPoints.com, with 1.4 million active members, reported revenue of $38.4 million in 2005 and income of $2.4 million. The site offers members rewards for numerous marketing activities, such as purchasing products from participating advertisers
buyer: United Online, Inc. (UNTD:$151.12)
United Online wants to bring people together on the Internet. Created in 2001 by the merger of leading US Internet service providers NetZero and Juno Online Services, United Online continues the free Internet service model with hopes of converting faithful users into paying customers. "
target parent: UAL Corp.
target: My Points, Inc.
MyPoints.com is a leading provider of member-driven Internet direct marketing services. Our service features a True Opt-in® database of more than 10 million members, and provides advertisers with an integrated suite of media products — including enhanced email and dynamically served web offers.
price ($mm)
$56
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$38
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$5
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closed 9/11/2019 via PR Newswire

Powerplay Retail, acquired DealRise Retail

synopsis: Powerplay Retail, a company that connects the right brands with the right retailers, has acquired DealRise Retail, a company that provides brands with expertise across Seller Central and Vendor Central to deliver the best product and experience directly to customers.
buyer: Powerplay Retail
Powerplay Retail connects the right brands with the right retailers. Flexible Service Offerings, speed to market, and hard work enable them to respond and evolve brands navigating modern retail environments in-store and online. "
target: DealRise Retail
DealRise Retail provides brands with expertise across Seller Central and Vendor Central to deliver the best product and experience directly to customers. In-store retailers and brands benefit from DealRise Retail's services by enforcing MAP while cleansing and managing consistent online channels.
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closed 8/28/2019 via BNC Analysis

Bohnacker Store Solutions, acquired Wanda Creative

synopsis: Bohnacker Store Solutions, a shop fit-out and retail design consultancy that offers services worldwide, has acquired London-based Wanda Creative, a company that delivers commercially successful retail and travel retail environments. Wanda Creative is renowned for being inquisitive, using their imagination, precision, control and realization.
buyer: Bohnacker Store Solutions
Headquartered in Blaubeuren, Germany, Bohnacker Store Solutions is a shop fit-out and retail design consultancy that offers services worldwide. Bohnacker Store Solutions offers everything under one roof; analysis, consultancy and planning, production, logistics and installations. "
target: Wanda Creative
Based in London, Wanda Creative has over 30 years’ experience delivering commercially successful retail and travel retail environments. Wanda Creative is renowned for being inquisitive, using their imagination, precision, control and realization.
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closed 7/12/2019 via BusinessWire

Gemspring Capital, acquired Rapid Displays, Inc.

synopsis: Gemspring Capital, a middle-market private equity firm, has acquired Rapid Displays, Inc., a leading provider of point-of-purchase displays and related services. Rapid provides a comprehensive solution for custom point-of-purchase displays, including creative design, engineering, prototyping, production, and logistics.
buyer: Gemspring Capital
Gemspring Capital is a private equity firm with $355 million of equity capital under management, focusing on making control and structured equity investments in lower middle market companies headquartered in the United States and Canada. "
target: Rapid Displays, Inc.
Rapid Displays offers custom retail displays, store fixtures, kiosk merchandising, and more for an end-to-end visual merchandising solution. One integrated team of retail experts, designers, advisors, and project managers results in a tailored and seamless experience for each customer.
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closed 6/12/2019 via BNC Analysis

Elaghmore, acquired sfd

synopsis: Elaghmore, a private equity firm focused on small to mid-cap industrial companies headquartered in the UK, has acquired SFD, a company that collaborates with exclusive global brands and retailers, helping them to realize their unique visions to create the ultimate customer experience.
buyer: Elaghmore
Elaghmore is a private equity firm focused on small to mid-cap industrial companies headquartered in the UK. They are based in Royal Leamington Spa. "
target: sfd
SFD collaborates with exclusive global brands and retailers, helping them to realize their unique visions to create the ultimate customer experience. The SFD offering includes a suite of display solutions for in-store and front of store.
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closed 5/27/2019 via Company Press Release

Strikeforce AMC Pty Ltd, acquired Blueprint Group

synopsis: Strikeforce AMC Pty Ltd, a leading outsourced sales and merchandising, brand activation and shopper marketing solutions provider, has completed the acquisition of The Blueprint Group, the sales/field marketing group which includes brands such as Powerforce, CCS, AusRep and Extravert.
buyer: Strikeforce AMC Pty Ltd
Strikeforce AMC is a privately owned, highly awarded and leading outsourced sales and merchandising, brand activation and shopper marketing solutions provider operating across Australia and New Zealand. "
target: Blueprint Group
Blueprint Group is a sales and field marketing group which includes brands such as Powerforce, CCS, AusRep and Extravert. Their mission is to unlock value for their clients through their integrated range of big data, sales, and marketing solutions.
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closed 1/30/2019 via Company Press Release

LG&P LLC, acquired Synergy Events

synopsis: LG&P, a brand and retail marketing agency, has acquired Synergy Events, a provider of integrated retail and experiential solutions. Synergy delivers powerful moments that uniquely express a brand’s promise. The company has developed and executed over 10,000 experiences in more than 200 markets.
buyer: LG&P LLC
LG&P is a brand and retail marketing agency that works with major retailers and brand manufacturers. Their services range from shopper research to design and manufacturing execution. LG&P develops programs that help their clients drive sales and maximize ROI. "
target: Synergy Events
Synergy is a provider of integrated retail and experiential solutions. Synergy delivers powerful moments that uniquely express a brand’s promise, while engaging with their target consumers in the right place. The company has developed and executed over 10,000 experiences in more than 200 markets.
price ($mm)
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closed 10/31/2018 via BNC Analysis

Altavia, acquired Fil Rouge

synopsis: Altavia, an international communications group dedicated to retail, has acquired a majority stake in Fil Rouge from Initiative & Finance, a French private equity firm. Fil Rouge is a field marketing agency in France that offers marketing services at places of sale and merchandising such as pharmacies, convenience stores, and banking agencies.
buyer: Altavia
Altavia is the leading independent international group specialising in commercial communication for the retail sector. They provide a multi-channel approach to their clients’ commercial communication needs, enabling them to offer bespoke solutions at every stage in the value chain. "
target parent: Initiative & Finance
target: Fil Rouge
Founded in 2000, Fil Rouge is a leading field marketing agency in France. The company offers marketing services at places of sale and merchandising such as pharmacies, convenience stores, optics stores, and banking agencies.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$18
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 9/26/2018 via PR Newswire

Array Marketing Group, will acquire Willson & Brown

synopsis: Array, a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of custom merchandising systems and point-of-purchase displays, is to acquire Willson & Brown, a leading Pan-European point of sale business with an impressive track record of designing, creating, installing and supporting point of sale programs.
buyer parent: Carlyle Group
buyer: Array Marketing Group
Array is a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of custom merchandising systems and point-of-purchase displays for the world's leading retailers and consumer products manufacturers. "
target: Willson & Brown
Willson & Brown is a leading Pan-European point of sale business with an impressive track record of designing, creating, installing and supporting point of sale programs in the cosmetics, beverage, fast-moving consumer goods and consumer electronics sectors. They are based in Warsaw, Poland.
price ($mm)
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closed 7/13/2018 via BNC Analysis

Southfield Capital Advisors, acquired Match Marketing Group

synopsis: Southfield Capital has acquired Match Marketing Group from Beringer Capital. Beringer has partnered with Match since the firm’s inception in 2012. Match provides a suite of end-to-end marketing services focused on driving consumer demand and sales conversion.
buyer: Southfield Capital Advisors
Southfield Capital is a private equity firm that invests in high-growth, lower middle market companies in the outsourced business services sector. The firm targets companies with $4 - 12 million in EBITDA and partners with management to scale the businesses. "
target parent: Beringer Capital
target: Match Marketing Group
Match provides a suite of end-to-end marketing services focused on driving consumer demand and sales conversion. The Company’s offerings include strategy, insights and data analytics, social and digital media, shopper marketing, experiential marketing, merchandising and retail solutions.
price ($mm)
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closed 7/4/2018 via PR Newswire

Nearbuy Group, acquired NexusEngage Ltd

synopsis: Nearbuy Group, a leading retail and Ad tech company, born and headquartered in Dubai, is now the majority shareholder in NexusEngage Ltd, a UK-based company which turns empty retail space into an experience that enhances the customers' shopping journey and drives footfall into targeted retailers in order to generate sales revenue.
buyer: Nearbuy Group
Nearbuy Group is a multi-awarded digital company which offers innovative technology that blends and interacts with audiences on an elevated level. Nearbuy Group's unique Phygital (physical and digital) technologies include Wayfinder, Holograms, Robotics, Interactive Applications, & Digital Signage. "
target: NexusEngage Ltd
Nexus Engage specializes in joining Brands, Space & Retailers together to turn empty retail space into an experience that enhances the customer shopping journey. As experts in experiential marketing, they create bespoke solutions that drive the Consumer to interact with & buy from partner retailers.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 4/24/2018 via Company Press Release

Econocom, acquired AltaBox

synopsis: Econocom, a company that designs, finances, and oversees companies' digital transformations, has acquired a majority stake (60%) in Altabox, a leading company in the development and implementation of solutions to provide multichannel and multisensory shopping experiences.
buyer: Econocom (ENXTBR:ECONB:$3,626.96)
Based in France, Econocom designs, finances and oversees companies’ digital transformations. Econocom works with large-scale digital projects: consulting, sourcing and technology management, financing digital assets, infrastructure, application and business solution services, and project financing. "
target: AltaBox
Based in Spain, Altabox is a leading company in the development and implementation of solutions to provide multichannel and multisensory shopping experiences. They use a new marketing approach so companies focus on satisfying new consumers based on an integrated multi-channel marketing strategy.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/31/2017 via BNC Analysis

FCB/RED, acquired Chute Gerdeman

synopsis: FCB/RED, FCB Chicago’s retail and shopper marketing division, has acquired Chute Gerdeman, a strategic brand and design firm. Chute Gerdeman creates experiences that connect people to brands and deliver true business transformation. With nuanced strategy, dramatic design, and vivid communication, they articulate brand and incite customer purchases.
buyer parent: FCB Group
buyer: FCB/RED
FCB/RED is an award-winning shopper-first brand agency that specializes in driving behavior change at every point of persuasion. FCB/RED brings clients speed-to-market and a competitive advantage in understanding omnichannel retailers, shoppers and consumers. "
target: Chute Gerdeman
Chute Gerdeman is a strategic brand and design firm. They create experiences that connect people to brands and deliver true business transformation. With nuanced strategy, dramatic design, vivid communication and precise execution, they articulate brand and incite customer purchases.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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announced 7/5/2017 via BusinessWire

Advantage Smollan Limited, will acquire Hamilton Bright

synopsis: Advantage Smollan, the joint holding company between Advantage Solutions (Advantage) and Global Smollan Holdings (Smollan), announced its pending acquisition of Hamilton Bright Group B.V., a specialist in sales, brand activation and market intelligence in the Netherlands and Belgium.
buyer: Advantage Smollan Limited
Founded in 2015, Advantage Smollan is the joint holding company between Advantage Solutions (Advantage) and Global Smollan Holdings (Smollan) that provides unified sales, marketing, and technology solutions for consumer goods manufacturers and retailers across Europe. "
target: Hamilton Bright
Hamilton Bright is a shopper sales & marketing specialist, building and strengthening brands on the shop floor for some of the biggest brands in consumer electronics, the food industry, DIY, out of home and personal & healthcare.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 5/31/2017 via Company Press Release

Altavia, acquired Sumis Company B.V.

synopsis: Altavia Group, a renowned, independent international network of marketing communication agencies, has acquired Sumis Company, a market leader in the field of in & around store marketing services in the Benelux. Sumis is an expert in managing design, production, buying and distribution of marketing and communication materials across all channels.
buyer: Altavia
Altavia is the leading independent international group specialising in commercial communication for the retail sector. They provide a multi-channel approach to their clients’ commercial communication needs, enabling them to offer bespoke solutions at every stage in the value chain. "
target parent: DHG Investments
target: Sumis Company B.V.
Sumis Company is a full-service marketing organisation offering end-to-end solutions with a focus on in & around store communication. Sumis is an expert in managing design, production, buying and distribution of all marketing and communication materials across all channels.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$67
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/26/2017 via Company Press Release

PinPointer Limited, acquired Maynineteen

synopsis: PinPointer, the UK’s leading places consultancy, has further strengthened its offering with the acquisition of experiential and live communications agency, Maynineteen. Mayninteen is a creative retail events company who concept, plan, produce and deliver live experiential on-mall activities for the UK's top retail and leisure destinations.
buyer: PinPointer Limited
PinPointer is the UK's largest "places consultancy" bringing together brands, place managers and creative agencies to deliver new opportunites to the high street. PinPointer puts brands in the very best place they can be to attract the customers they want. "
target: Maynineteen
Mayninteen is a creative retail events company who concept, plan, produce and deliver live experiential on-mall activities for the UK's top retail and leisure destinations. Their dedicated team of planners, producers, and creatives offer industry leading concept and design creativity.
price ($mm)
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closed 11/29/2016 via BusinessWire

Advantage Solutions, acquired Upshot Inc.

synopsis: Advantage Solutions announced its acquisition of Upshot, an industry-leading, consumer marketing agency based in Chicago. The addition of Upshot to Advantage Solutions will create a comprehensive end-to-end brand marketing capability that enables clients to optimize brand activation and the journey to purchase.
buyer: Advantage Solutions
Founded in 1987, Advantage Solutions is North America’s leading provider of sales and marketing solutions. Advantage’s customized solutions include headquarter sales, business intelligence, retail merchandising, category management, shopper insights and marketing services. "
target: Upshot Inc.
Upshot is the Seamless Marketing Agency. Founded in 1994, the Chicago-based agency has 170 employees. Upshot specializes in shopper marketing, brand initiatives and total brand engagement that seamlessly flow through digital, social, mobile and in-store environments.
price ($mm)
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closed 6/23/2016 via Company Press Release

DS Smith Plc, acquired Creo Retail Marketing Limited

synopsis: DS Smith, the leading provider of recycled corrugated packaging in Europe, announced the acquisition of Creo. Creo is a specialist in Point of Sale and display products and services for in-store marketing, located in the South East of England. Creo's workflow system manages campaigns to reduce impact on time, eliminate waste and improve accuracy.
buyer: DS Smith Plc (LSE:SMDS:$5,366.91)
DS Smith is a leading provider of corrugated and plastics packaging for consumer and industrial goods supported by paper and recycling operations. Their cross business expertise, from design to production and supply to recycling means they create solutions that look at the whole, not just one part. "
target parent: Writtle Holdings Ltd.
target: Creo Retail Marketing Limited
Creo’s core business is the design, project management and manufacture of POS and fulfilment services for in-store marketing. Their proprietary workflow system manages campaigns to reduce impact on time, eliminate waste and improve accuracy.
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Universe Group plc
Universe Group plc
Universe Group plc provides some of the world's leading retailers with point of sale, payment and loyalty solutions. The Group's solutions are based on its own proprietary software and are offered out of the Cloud on a software as a service model.
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2018
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$26.32
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.69
EBIT ($mm)
$1.60
Net Income ($mm)
$0.67
Employees
249
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Ackroo Inc.
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EBITDA ($mm)
$0.03
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Mobi724 Solutions Inc
Mobi724 Solutions Inc
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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Employees
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Mobivity
Mobivity
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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Employees
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Beyond Commerce, Inc.
Beyond Commerce, Inc.
Beyond Commerce is focused on business combinations of “big data” companies in the global B2B internet marketing analytics, technologies and related services space. The Company’s objective is to develop and deploy disruptive strategic software technology that will build on organic growth potential.
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EBITDA ($mm)
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Cxense
Cxense
Cxense helps businesses succeed in a digital world. Using audience data and advanced real-time analytics, Cxense creates hyper-relevant content recommendations, targeted advertising and predictive search that help increase digital revenue for publishers and e-commerce businesses.
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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Slyce
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$0.83
EBITDA ($mm)
($9.35)
EBIT ($mm)
($9.48)
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Employees
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Snipp Interactive Inc.
Snipp Interactive Inc.
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EBITDA ($mm)
($3.06)
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Mood Media Corporation
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$465.27
EBITDA ($mm)
$79.72
EBIT ($mm)
$29.13
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2000
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Ticker: WSE:IMS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Internet Media Services S.A.
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2018
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$13.08
EBITDA ($mm)
$3.83
EBIT ($mm)
$2.89
Net Income ($mm)
$2.37
Employees
0
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