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closed 10/3/2018 via BNC Analysis

Google, acquired Onward

synopsis: Google, a multinational corporation that specializes in internet-related services and products, has acquired Onward, a customer service automation platform. Onward's platform helps clients automate lower-value customer service requests, freeing up agents for the complex, high value issues.
buyer: Google (GOOGL:$155,058.00)
Google is a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services and products. Google offers innovative search technologies that connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. "
target: Onward
Onward is a customer service automation platform. They help clients achieve 40% of tickets automated, 40% of messages automated, and 40 second average response time. Onward's platform helps clients automate lower-value customer service requests, freeing up agents for the complex, high value issues.
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closed 7/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

Total Specific Solutions, acquired Metamicro

synopsis: Total Specific Solutions, a Dutch company that has over 50 independently managed software Business Units, has acquired Metamicro, a leading French specialty software vendor offering solutions for financial institutions. This acquisition is the third transaction by TSS in France, allowing it to take a first step in the financial services market.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: Total Specific Solutions
Headquartered in The Netherlands, Total Specific Solutions has over 50 independently managed software Business Units. They offer them financial security, strategic guidance and share their best practices so that they can be leaders in their respective domains. "
target: Metamicro
Headquartered in France, Metamicro is a leading specialty software vendor offering solutions for financial institutions. Their quality and very rich range of features are the result of many years of experience in development and of a very deep understanding effort toward customers.
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closed 10/24/2018 via BusinessWire

RingCentral, Inc, acquired Dimelo

synopsis: RingCentral, Inc., a leading provider of global enterprise cloud communications and collaboration solutions, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Dimelo, a leading cloud-based digital customer engagement platform.
buyer: RingCentral, Inc (RNG:$624.09)
RingCentral is a leading provider of global enterprise cloud communications and collaboration solutions. More flexible and cost-effective than legacy on-premises systems, RingCentral empowers mobile and distributed workforce to communicate, collaborate, and connect from anywhere, on any device. "
target: Dimelo
Leading brands use Dimelo SaaS software applications to make it easier to manage their online customer service activities. Dimelo clients enjoy lower operating costs while increasing customer satisfaction and improving brand equity.
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closed 3/21/2018 via BusinessWire

Vision Critical, acquired Aida Software Corp.

synopsis: Vision Critical Communications Inc., a Canada-based provider of customer relationship intelligence software, announced the acquisition of certain assets of Aida Software Corp., a Vancouver-based startup with expertise in applying artificial intelligence to customer experience and customer support applications.
buyer: Vision Critical
Vision Critical is a Canada-based provider of customer relationship intelligence software that improves customer relationships to grow customer lifetime value. Designed for today’s social and mobile savvy customer, Vision Critical’s technology helps companies discover what their customers want. "
target: Aida Software Corp.
Aida Software Corp. is a Vancouver-based startup with expertise in applying artificial intelligence to customer experience and customer support applications.
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announced 7/5/2017 via BNC Analysis

Telia Company, will acquire Humany AB

synopsis: Telia Company has agreed to acquire Humany, a Swedish market leader in cloud-based customer service solutions on the web. Humany works with internet and artificial intelligence (AI) engineers to create chatbots and self-learning FAQ systems that adopt to the user’s behaviour, making customer service more relevant.
buyer: Telia Company (OM:TELIA:$9,249.92)
Telia Company is a next generation telco headquartered in Stockholm. With a strong connectivity base, they’re the hub in the digital ecosystem, empowering people, companies and societies to stay in touch with everything that matters 24/7/365. "
target: Humany AB
Established in 1999, Humany is a market leader in the Nordics in cloud-based customer service solutions on the web. With their self-learning and semantic capabilities for channel management, Humany is a comprehensive solution that improves customer service both externally and internally.
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closed 4/13/2016 via BNC Analysis

Freshdesk Inc., acquired Airwoot

synopsis: Cloud-based customer service software provider, Freshdesk, has acquired Airwoot, an intelligent customer experience platform which uses natural language processing and machine learning to automatically identify customers who need engagement.
buyer: Freshdesk Inc.
Launched in 2010, Freshdesk’s cloud-based customer support software enables companies of all sizes to support customers through email, chat, phone, mobile apps, websites, forums and social media channels. "
target: Airwoot
Airwoot are reinventing the customer experience by transforming the way brands interact with their customers on social media. Airwoot is an intelligent customer experience platform which uses natural language processing and machine learning to automatically identify customers who need engagement.
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closed 12/17/2015 via BNC Analysis

Buffer, acquired Respondly Inc.

synopsis: Social-sharing and scheduling tool Buffer has acquired Respondly. Respondly is a customer service tool for companies that use Twitter to deal with queries and complaints — it lets managers assign tweets to team members to respond to, and collates replies and mentions to ensure that nothing gets buried in the Twitter noise.
buyer: Buffer
Buffer is the easiest way to schedule social media posts, photos and video to Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn & Google+. Users can fill up Buffer with posts and Buffer schedules them. "
target: Respondly Inc.
Respondly is a customer service tool for companies that use Twitter to deal with queries and complaints — it lets managers assign tweets to team members to respond to, and collates replies and mentions to ensure that nothing gets buried in the Twitter noise.
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announced 1/7/2014 via PR Newswire

Microsoft Corporation, will acquire Parature

synopsis: Microsoft Corp. announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Parature, a leading provider of cloud-based customer engagement solutions. Their products are used to support more than 3,000 brands and approximately 70 million end users worldwide. Parature empowers mid-market to enterprise organizations across major industries.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$125,843.00)
Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Microsoft develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a range of software products and services for various computing devices worldwide. "
target: Parature
Parature is the industry’s leading provider of cloud-based customer service software and is used to support more than 3,000 brands and approximately 70 million end users worldwide. Parature empowers mid-market to enterprise organizations across major industries.
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closed 2/3/2014 via PR Newswire

Verint Systems Inc., acquired KANA Software

synopsis: Accel-KKR, a technology-focused private equity investment firm, announced that Verint® Systems Inc. has completed its previously announced acquisition of KANA Software, Inc., a leader in customer service solutions delivered both on-premises and in the cloud.
buyer: Verint Systems Inc. (NasdaqGS:VRNT:$1,255.80)
Verint Systems Inc. is the global leader in Actionable Intelligence solutions and value-added services. Its extensive portfolio of Enterprise Intelligence Solutions™ and Security Intelligence Solutions™ helps worldwide organizations capture and analyze complex, underused information sources. "
target parent: Accel-KKR
target: KANA Software
A global leader in customer service solutions delivered on-premise or in the cloud, KANA lets organizations take complete control over customer service interactions, so they can take care of customers, while managing costs and reinforcing brand.
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closed 1/10/2013 via BNC Analysis

Nuance Communications, Inc., acquired VirtuOz, Inc.

synopsis: Nuance is buying online virtual sales and support assistant developer VirtuOz for an undisclosed price. VirtuOz gives Nuance a stake in the enterprise virtual assistant market to match its presence in the enterprise mobile apps.
buyer: Nuance Communications, Inc. (NUAN:$2,051.66)
Nuance provides speech and imaging solutions for businesses and consumers around the world. Its technologies, applications and services make the user experience more compelling by transforming the way people interact with information and how they create, share and use documents. "
target: VirtuOz, Inc.
A 2011 American Business Awards Finalist, VirtuOz is the leader in Digital Customer Relationships, enabling large and mid-market enterprises to use Intelligent Virtual Agents to provide world-class online customer and technical support.
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closed 10/3/2012 via BusinessWire

PTC, acquired Servigistics

synopsis: PTC completed its previously-announced acquisition of Servigistics, Inc., developer of an innovative suite of service lifecycle management (SLM) software solutions. The combination of the two companies firmly establishes PTC’smarket leadership in SLM by positioning PTC with the most comprehensive “system for service” in the industry.
buyer: PTC (PTC:$1,255.63)
PTC enables manufacturers to achieve sustained product and service advantage. The company’s technology solutions transform the way products are created and serviced across the entire product lifecycle – from conception and design to sourcing and service. "
target parent: Marlin Equity Partners
target: Servigistics
Servigistics is a provider of Service Lifecycle Management (SLM). The company's award-winning SLM platform enables market-leading companies across diverse industries to successfully execute a service-led growth strategy that delivers value across the entire global service supply chain.
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$220
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closed 4/24/2012 via Market Wire

KANA Software, Inc., acquired Trinicom

synopsis: KANA Software, Inc., a global leader of customer service solutions used by more than 600 enterprises including half of the Global 100 and more than 200 government agencies, announced it has completed its acquisition of privately held Trinicom, a provider of cloud-based web customer service (WCS) and customer interaction software.
buyer parent: Accel-KKR
buyer: KANA Software, Inc.
KANA is a global leader in customer service solutions delivered on-premise or in the cloud, KANA Service Experience Management (SEM) lets organizations take complete control over customer service interactions, so they can take care of customers, while managing costs and reinforcing brand. "
target: Trinicom
Trinicom is a leading specialist in multi-channel customer interaction software. Based on cloud technology, Trinicom can be focused fully on an organization's customer contact processes, and ensures that all customer interactions are handled quickly and uniformly from a central knowledge base.
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closed 9/21/2011 via PR Newswire

Salesforce.com, Inc., acquired Assistly Inc.

synopsis: Salesforce.com, the enterprise cloud computing company, announced it has acquired Assistly, an instant customer-service help desk built for the cloud. Assistly lets small companies and emerging businesses set up and deliver social customer-service in minutes, with zero-touch onboarding.
buyer: Salesforce.com, Inc. (CRM:$14,013.00)
Salesforce.com is the enterprise cloud computing company. Based on salesforce.com's real-time, multitenant architecture, the company's platform and CRM applications have revolutionized the way companies collaborate and communicate with their customers. "
target: Assistly Inc.
Assistly Inc. is an instant customer-service help desk built for the cloud. Assistly lets small companies and emerging businesses set up and deliver social customer-service in minutes, with zero-touch onboarding.
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closed 4/6/2010 via PR Newswire

Servigistics, acquired Kaidara Software

synopsis: Servigistics, the worldwide leader in Service Lifecycle Management software, announced that it has acquired Kaidara, a provider of customer service software applications for knowledge management, intelligent search, complex diagnostics, analytics and user experience.
buyer parent: Marlin Equity Partners
buyer: Servigistics
Servigistics is the preferred provider of global service parts management solutions that enable companies to transform their service networks and improve corporate performance by dramatically reducing costs, increasing profitability, and driving customer loyalty. "
target: Kaidara Software
Kaidara is an award-winning developer of software solutions which harness the experience and know-how within an organization to streamline resolution of complex questions and problems and reduce costs associated with delivering customer service.
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closed 1/19/2010 via Market Wire

Cicero, Inc., acquired SOAdesk, LLC.

synopsis: Cicero Inc., a leading provider of desktop automation and integration solutions, announced that it has completed the acquisition of SOAdesk, LLC's innovative Customer Interaction Management (CIM) technology -- United Desktop.
buyer: Cicero, Inc. (US:CICN:$2.50)
Cicero Inc. provides solutions that enable business transformation of enterprise interactions for Global Fortune 500 and other companies and government organizations. "
target: SOAdesk, LLC.
SOAdesk was formed to unite companies with their customers by enabling a better interaction experience. SOAdesk's unique and proven approach is to leverage 100% of each application on the desktop, by uniting the applications with seamless communications and a powerful toolbar.
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closed 12/23/2009 via Market Wire

Accel-KKR, acquired KANA Software, Inc.

synopsis: KANA Software, Inc., a world leader in innovative customer service solutions, announced the closing of a transaction with an affiliate of Accel-KKR, a technology-focused private equity firm, in which the Accel-KKR affiliate has bought substantially all of KANA's assets and liabilities.
buyer: Accel-KKR
Accel-KKR is a technology-focused private equity firm with over $1 billion in assets under management. The firm invests primarily in software and IT-enabled businesses well positioned for top-line and bottom-line growth. "
target: KANA Software, Inc.
KANA is a world leader in multi-channel customer service. KANA's integrated solutions allow companies to deliver consistent, managed service across all channels, including email, chat, call centers, and Web self-service, so customers have the freedom to choose the service they want.
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closed 7/7/2009 via PR Newswire

Servigistics merged with Click Commerce SNS,

synopsis: Servigistics and Click Commerce's Service Network Solutions (SNS) division, both recently acquired by private equity firm Marlin Equity Partners, have been merged to form a new company to solve the planning, optimization, execution and analytics challenges associated with delivering world-class post-sale service.
buyer parent: Marlin Equity Partners
buyer: Click Commerce SNS
Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Click Commerce Service Network Solutions (SNS) provides software solutions that help service professionals effectively manage the complexity of aftermarket service and logistics networks. "
target: Servigistics
Servigistics is the preferred provider of global service parts management solutions that enable companies to transform their service networks and improve corporate performance by dramatically reducing costs, increasing profitability, and driving customer loyalty.
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closed 12/23/2008 via Market Wire

Genesys Telecommunications Labs, acquired Conseros Software, Inc.

synopsis: Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories, an Alcatel-Lucent company and the leader in customer service software, expanded its portfolio by acquiring Conseros, which provides a key business application that enables enterprises to manage and distribute high volumes of work items virtually anywhere in the enterprise.
buyer parent: Alcatel-Lucent
buyer: Genesys Telecommunications Labs
Genesys, an Alcatel-Lucent company, is the only company that focuses 100% on software to manage customer interactions over the phone, web and in e-mail. Genesys software directs more than 100 million customer interactions every day for 4,000 companies and government agencies in 80 countries. "
target: Conseros Software, Inc.
At Conseros, we believe that software should provide real benefits to business with out of the box functionality, without requiring significant amount of customization or implementation effort.
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closed 4/10/2008 via BusinessWire

NaturalInsight, acquired Cogent Technologies

synopsis: NaturalInsight, a leading edge provider of Web-based workforce management solutions, acquired Cogent Technologies, an innovative provider of Internet and mobile enterprise software solutions. The acquisition extends the strength and flexibility of NaturalInsight’s growing Web-based platform.
buyer: NaturalInsight
NaturalInsight provides Web-based workforce management and data collection software for industries with widely distributed workforces. NaturalInsight allows for streamlined staff management, task scheduling, project tracking and integrated reporting of activities performed in many locations. "
target: Cogent Technologies
Cogent Technologies markets Internet and mobile software solutions for enterprises to optimize business processes both internally and with their external partners. Cogent's product suite includes software solutions for supply chain management, business process optimization and crm.
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closed 3/6/2008 via PR Newswire

EMC Corp., acquired Document Sciences Corporation

synopsis: EMC Corporation, the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, has completed the acquisition of Carlsbad, CA- based Document Sciences Corporation, a leading provider of document output management and customer communications management software that facilitates highly personalized, multi-channel communications.
buyer: EMC Corp. (EMC:$24,566.00)
EMC Corporation is the world leader in products, services, and solutions for information management and storage. They are a trusted provider of information infrastructure. "
target: Document Sciences Corporation
Document Sciences is a market-leading global solutions provider for customer communications management. Our award-winning xPression software suite enables organizations to automate the creation and delivery of well-designed, highly personalized communications.
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closed 10/3/2018 via BNC Analysis

Google, acquired Onward

synopsis: Google, a multinational corporation that specializes in internet-related services and products, has acquired Onward, a customer service automation platform. Onward's platform helps clients automate lower-value customer service requests, freeing up agents for the complex, high value issues.
buyer: Google (GOOGL:$155,058.00)
Google is a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services and products. Google offers innovative search technologies that connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. "
target: Onward
Onward is a customer service automation platform. They help clients achieve 40% of tickets automated, 40% of messages automated, and 40 second average response time. Onward's platform helps clients automate lower-value customer service requests, freeing up agents for the complex, high value issues.
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announced 11/1/2019 via Company Press Release

Google, will acquire Fitbit Inc.

synopsis: Fitbit, Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Google LLC. Fitbit helps people lead healthier, more active lives by empowering them with data, inspiration and guidance to reach their goals. Fitbit designs products and experiences that track everyday health and fitness.
buyer: Google (GOOGL:$155,058.00)
Google is a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services, products, and platforms like Search, Maps, Gmail, Android, Google Play, Chrome and YouTube. Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. "
target: Fitbit Inc. (FIT:$1,550.22)
Fitbit helps people lead healthier, more active lives by empowering them with data, inspiration and guidance to reach their goals. As the leader in the Connected Health & Fitness category, Fitbit designs products and experiences that track everyday health and fitness.
price ($mm)[EV]
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announced 7/11/2019 via Company Press Release

Google, will acquire Elastifile

synopsis: Google, a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services, products, and platforms, will be acquiring Elastifile, a pioneer in solving the challenges associated with file storage for enterprise-grade applications running at scale in the cloud.
buyer: Google (GOOGL:$155,058.00)
Google is a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services, products, and platforms like Search, Maps, Gmail, Android, Google Play, Chrome and YouTube. Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. "
target: Elastifile
Elastifile is a pioneer in solving the challenges associated with file storage for enterprise-grade applications running at scale in the cloud. They’ve built a unique software-defined approach to managed Network Attached Storage.
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announced 6/6/2019 via Company Press Release

Google, will acquire Looker

synopsis: Google LLC announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Looker, a unified platform for business intelligence, data applications and embedded analytics. Upon the close of the acquisition, Looker will join Google Cloud.
buyer: Google (GOOGL:$155,058.00)
Google is a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services, products, and platforms like Search, Maps, Gmail, Android, Google Play, Chrome and YouTube. Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. "
target: Looker
Looker is a unified data platform that delivers actionable business insights to every employee at the point of decision. Looker integrates data into the daily workflows of users to allow organizations to extract value from data at web scale.
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announced 2/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Google, will acquire Alooma

synopsis: Google announced its intent to acquire Alooma, a leader in data migration. Alooma helps enterprise companies streamline database migration in the cloud with an innovative data pipeline tool that enables them to move their data from multiple sources to a single data warehouse.
buyer: Google (GOOGL:$155,058.00)
Google is a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services and products. Google offers innovative search technologies that connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. "
target: Alooma
Alooma helps enterprise companies streamline database migration in the cloud with an innovative data pipeline tool that enables them to move their data from multiple sources to a single data warehouse.
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closed 1/9/2019 via BNC Analysis

Google, acquired Superpod

synopsis: Google, a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services and products, has acquired Superpod, a company that develops software to post questions and receive answers. Superpod is a fun way to ask and answer questions on the go by getting instant advice from their pods of experts.
buyer: Google (GOOGL:$155,058.00)
Google is a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services and products. Google offers innovative search technologies that connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. "
target: Superpod
Superpod develops software to post questions and receive answers. Superpod is a fun way to ask and answer questions on the go by getting instant advice from their pods of experts.
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closed 12/20/2018 via Company Press Release

Google, acquired DORA

synopsis: Google, a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services and products, has acquired Dora, a company that transforms the IT industry by instituting a scientific approach to software development, product management, and organizational transformation.
buyer: Google (GOOGL:$155,058.00)
Google is a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services and products. Google offers innovative search technologies that connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. "
target: DORA
DORA's mission is to transform the IT industry by instituting a scientific approach to software development, product management, and organizational transformation. DORA’s data-driven approach has helped teams leverage automation, process, and cultural change.
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closed 12/12/2018 via BNC Analysis

Google, acquired Where Is My Train

synopsis: Google has acquired Where is My Train, a train tracking mobile app run by the developers, Sigmoid Labs. It is one of the most-downloaded train-based apps in India with over 10 million downloads. It offers offline integration of Indian Railways and IRCTC timetables, using celltower information to locate trains.
buyer: Google (GOOGL:$155,058.00)
Google is a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services and products. Google offers innovative search technologies that connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. "
target: Where Is My Train
Where is My Train is a train tracking mobile app run by the developers, Sigmoid Labs. It is one of the most-downloaded train-based apps in India with over 10 million downloads. It offers offline integration of Indian Railways and IRCTC timetables, using celltower information to locate trains.
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closed 11/28/2018 via Company Press Release

Google, acquired Workbench

synopsis: Google, a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services and products, has acquired Workbench, an online platform for educators to build, find, customize, share and assign standards-aligned lessons for the classroom.
buyer: Google (GOOGL:$155,058.00)
Google is a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services and products. Google offers innovative search technologies that connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. "
target: Workbench
Workbench is an online platform for educators to build, find, customize, share and assign standards-aligned lessons for the classroom. Workbench’s platform aims to offer a central place to find lessons centered around project-based learning, which involves hands-on problem-solving.
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closed 10/3/2018 via BNC Analysis

Google, acquired Onward

synopsis: Google, a multinational corporation that specializes in internet-related services and products, has acquired Onward, a customer service automation platform. Onward's platform helps clients automate lower-value customer service requests, freeing up agents for the complex, high value issues.
buyer: Google (GOOGL:$155,058.00)
Google is a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services and products. Google offers innovative search technologies that connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. "
target: Onward
Onward is a customer service automation platform. They help clients achieve 40% of tickets automated, 40% of messages automated, and 40 second average response time. Onward's platform helps clients automate lower-value customer service requests, freeing up agents for the complex, high value issues.
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closed 8/6/2018 via BNC Analysis

Google, acquired GraphicsFuzz

synopsis: Google, a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services and products, has acquired GraphicsFuzz, a company that builds a framework for testing the security and reliability of Android graphics drivers.
buyer: Google (GOOGL:$155,058.00)
Google is a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services and products. Google offers innovative search technologies that connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. "
target: GraphicsFuzz
Based in the UK, GraphicsFuzz has pioneered the combination of fuzzing and metamorphic testing to yield a highly automatic method for testing graphics drivers that quickly finds and fixes bugs that could undermine reliability and security before they affect end users.
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closed 5/17/2018 via BNC Analysis

Google, acquired Cask Data, Inc.

synopsis: Google, a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services and products, has acquired Cask Data, a startup that helps run big data analytics on Hadoop. Cask’s primary product is the open source Cask Data Application Platform, the first unified integration platform for big data.
buyer: Google (GOOGL:$155,058.00)
Google is a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services and products. Google offers innovative search technologies that connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. "
target: Cask Data, Inc.
Cask Data is a startup that helps run big data analytics on Hadoop. Cask makes building and running big data solutions on-premises, in the cloud or in hybrid environments easy with Cask Data Application Platform, the first unified integration platform for big data.
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announced 5/9/2018 via BNC Analysis

Google, will acquire Velostrata

synopsis: Google plans to buy the small enterprise startup Velostrata as the search giant continues growing its cloud computing business. Google said it would acquire Israel-based Velostrata, which specializes in helping companies move their internal corporate infrastructure to cloud providers.
buyer: Google (GOOGL:$155,058.00)
Google offers innovative search technologies that connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. "
target: Velostrata
Israel-based Velostrata specializes in helping companies move their internal corporate infrastructure to cloud providers. Israel-based Velostrata specializes in helping companies move their internal corporate infrastructure to cloud providers. Velostrata has 25 employees and debuted in 2014.
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closed 3/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

Google, acquired Tenor, Inc.

synopsis: Google, a provider of innovative search technologies that connect millions of people with information every day, has announced its acquisition of Tenor, a GIF search engine. Tenor was launched as a way to search for GIFs both on desktop and on mobile. On mobile, it allows users to quickly and easily search for GIFs straight from their keyboard.
buyer: Google (GOOGL:$155,058.00)
Google offers innovative search technologies that connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. "
target: Tenor, Inc.
Tenor is a GIF search engine. Tenor was launched as a way to search for GIFs both on desktop and on mobile. On mobile, it allows users to quickly and easily search for GIFs straight from their keyboard. A massive 300 million Tenor users search for GIFs 12 billion times every month.
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announced 3/5/2018 via New York Times

The Infatuation, will acquire Zagat

synopsis: The Infatuation, a website, app, newsletter, and recommendation platform designed to help people find the perfect restaurant for every situation, is to acquire Zagat, the world's most trusted source for consumer-generated survey information, from Google.
buyer: The Infatuation
The Infatuation is a website, app, newsletter, and recommendation platform designed to help people find the perfect restaurant for every situation. They operate out of New York, Los Angeles, London, Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, Denver, Washington DC, Austin, and more. "
target parent: Google
target: Zagat
Zagat is the world's most trusted source for consumer-generated survey information. With a worldwide network of surveyors, Zagat rates and reviews restaurants, hotels, nightlife, movies, music, golf, shopping and a range of other entertainment categories.
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announced 2/16/2018 via BNC Analysis

Google, will acquire Xively

synopsis: Google has announced that it intends to buy Xively from LogMeIn. Xively offers award-winning IoT platforms and connected product management platforms for enterprises building connected products and services.
buyer: Google (GOOGL:$155,058.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. "
target parent: LogMeIn, Inc.
target: Xively
Xively offers award-winning IoT platforms and connected product management platforms for enterprises building connected products and services. Xively enables companies to easily build and manage IoT security, IoT connected devices and IoT products.
price ($mm)
$50
rev ($mm)
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closed 10/25/2017 via BNC Analysis

DxO Labs SAS, acquired Nik Collection

synopsis: DxO has announced that it has acquired Nik Collection from Google and will continue development “for the benefit of the photographer community.” The Nik Collection is composed of seven desktop plugins for Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop that provide a powerful range of photo editing capabilities.
buyer: DxO Labs SAS
For well over a decade, DxO has been developing some of the world’s most advanced image processing technologies. DxO designs and manufactures the DxO ONE, a connected, miniaturized, and pro-quality camera for iPhone and iPad. "
target parent: Google
target: Nik Collection
The Nik Collection is composed of seven desktop plugins for Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop that provide a powerful range of photo editing capabilities.
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closed 10/11/2017 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired Relay Media

synopsis: Relay Media, a company founded by an ex-Googler that had developed technology to help convert web pages to the AMP format, has been acquired by Google. Relay Media converts publishers' standard web content to AMP HTML, the new format for instantly-loading mobile pages with support for ads, analytics and paywalls.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$155,058.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. "
target: Relay Media
Relay Media converts publishers' standard web content to AMP HTML, the new format for instantly-loading mobile pages with support for ads, analytics and paywalls. They are based in Palo Alto, CA.
price ($mm)
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closed 10/11/2017 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired 60dB

synopsis: Google announced it has acquired short-form podcast app, 60dB. Building a more personal radio, 60dB curates and streams today's best short-form audio stories – news, sports, entertainment, business and technology to consumers all around the world.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$155,058.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. "
target: 60dB
Building a more personal radio, 60dB curates and streams today's best short-form audio stories – news, sports, entertainment, business and technology to consumers all around the world.
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closed 9/27/2017 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired Bitium

synopsis: Google Cloud announced that it has acquired Bitium, a company that focused on offering enterprise-grade identity management and access tools, such as single-sign on, for cloud-based applications. Founded in 2012, Bitium offers a single-stop solution for managing Google Apps, Office 365, social network, CRM, collaboration and marketing tools.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$155,058.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. "
target: Bitium
Bitium is a cloud-based identity platform that includes single sign-on, credential management, and analytics for midmarket and enterprise companies. Bitium's flexible, easy-to-use solution allows IT to operate more efficiently and enables CIOs to be the agent of change inside their organization.
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closed 8/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired AIMatter

synopsis: Google has announced that it has acquired AIMatter, a Belarusian startup that transforms selfies using artificial intelligence on Android and iOS apps. AIMatter was founded in 2016, and is known for its Fabby app, which allows users to edit selfies, similar to the mask function on Snapchat.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$155,058.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. "
target: AIMatter
AIMatter is a Belarusian startup that transforms selfies using artificial intelligence on Android and iOS apps. AIMatter was founded in 2016, and is known for its Fabby app, which allows users to edit selfies, similar to the mask function on Snapchat.
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closed 3/30/2016 via PR Web

WbSrch, acquired Snagr.io

synopsis: WbSrch, a general-purpose search engine based in Portland, OR, has purchased the music search engine Snagr.io and has rebranded it as MusicSrch.com. Snagr.io searches a selection of popular social media and music sites such as Spotify, Tidal, Musicbrainz, and Twitter for the online presences of a band, DJ, or musician.
buyer: WbSrch
WbSrch is an general-purpose web search engine with indexes in more than 30 languages. It currently has a small crawl index that is being used to refine its search algorithms. "
target: Snagr.io
SNAGR is music artists search engine. It searches on 12+ different streaming, video, and music sites for artists. Sites are searched in parallel and results are on-the-fly combined, ranked and sorted to give user readable and an understandable overview.
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announced 6/26/2013 via PR Newswire

Yippy, Inc., will acquire Gigablast, Inc.

synopsis: Yippy, Inc., a unified search company known for its search clustering technology and eDiscovery tools, announced that it has agreed to acquire Gigablast, Inc. through a letter of intent with binding provisions. Gigablast provides Internet search services for both consumers and businesses.
buyer: Yippy, Inc. (OTCPK:YIPI:$0.08)
Based in Fort Myers, FL, Yippy, Inc. is a technology company specializing in the development of search, data normalization and aggregation through application service environments for consumer and enterprise markets. "
target: Gigablast, Inc.
Gigablast is an independent, algorithmic, Internet search engine that provides Internet search services for both consumers (at www.gigablast.com) and businesses (via an XML search feed or through the Gigablast customized Hosted Search offering).
price ($mm)
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closed 2/22/2013 via BNC Analysis

Searchmetrics, acquired W3 Solutions GmbH

synopsis: Searchmetrics, the world leader in search and social analytics software, has completed the acquisition of German search engine technology specialist, W3 Solutions.
buyer: Searchmetrics
Searchmetrics uses the most advanced engineering to move a company up the search engine ranks. Its integrated suite of search analytics tools accesses the largest and freshest database − 100 million keywords and 75 million domains. "
target: W3 Solutions GmbH
W3 Solutions GmbH provides site search engine technology. The company offers SiteSearch, a search engine to ensure customers find content they are searching for.
price ($mm)
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closed 11/11/2011 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired Apture, Inc.

synopsis: Apture, a startup aiming to bring a richer reading experience to partners websites like The New York Times and the Financial Times, has announced that it has been acquired by Google. The company launched its first product in 2008, billing it as a way for bloggers and other website publishers to make their content more "three-dimensional."
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$155,058.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. "
target parent: Clearstone Venture Management Services
target: Apture, Inc.
Apture provides the first rich communication platform that allows people to intuitively experience the web. With just one line of code, publishers and bloggers can quickly and easily turn flat pages of text into a compelling multimedia experience.
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announced 12/29/2014 via BNC Analysis

Aucfan Co., Ltd., will acquire MiningBrownie, Inc.

synopsis: Aucfan, Japan’s largest online auction price comparison and search website, has announced their agreement to acquire MiningBrownie, a developer of data mining and webcrawler technology.
buyer: Aucfan Co., Ltd. (TSE:3674:$39.08)
Aucfan Co. Ltd. is Japan’s largest online auction price comparison and search website. aucfan.com allows users to compare, search, and analyze online auction and ecommerce product and price information, as well as to see the prices and numbers of transactions for products traded in the past. "
target: MiningBrownie, Inc.
Based in Tokyo, Japan, MiningBrownie Inc. provides internet tools for data mining and crawler technology. The company was founded in 2006.
price ($mm)
$0.28
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/29/2015 via Reuters

Uber Technologies, Inc., will purchase Map-Generating Technology from Microsoft Corporation

synopsis: Microsoft Corp said it will sell some map-generating technology to ride-hailing app company Uber. The mapping assets include 100 employees focused on image collection activities. Microsoft's mapping unit works on imagery acquisition and map data processing.
buyer: Uber Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:UBER:$12,183.00)
Uber Technologies, Inc. offers online car booking services via mobile phones. It provides limousine and private cab reservation services. Uber Technologies, Inc. was founded in 2009 and is based in San Francisco, California. "
seller: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$125,843.00)
Microsoft's mapping unit works on imagery acquisition and map data processing. The mapping assets include 100 employees focused on image collection activities.
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closed 12/4/2015 via PR Newswire

Audi Group, BMW Group, Daimler AG, acquired HERE

synopsis: German carmakers BMW, Audi and Daimler AG concluded the acquisition of HERE, Nokia's maps business. HERE is the leading supplier of digital maps for most of the world's top carmakers, accounting for half its expected revenues in 2015. The deal allows the auto makers to offer new premium features, like autonomous driving, in their luxury cars.
buyer: BMW Group (DB:BMW:$119,863.69)
buyer: Audi Group (DB:NSU:$63,271.47)
buyer: Daimler AG (XTRA:DAI:$186,941.22)
BMW Group, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and sale of cars and motorcycles worldwide. The Audi Group manufacturers product in the premium and supercar segment. Mercedes-Benz is a global premium and luxury car manufacturer. "
target parent: Nokia Corporation
target: HERE
HERE, a Nokia company, is a leader in mapping and location intelligence. They combine highly accurate and fresh maps with cloud technology to enable rich, real-time location experiences in a broad range of connected devices – from smartphones and tablets to wearables and vehicles.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2,741 [$3,069]
rev ($mm)
$1,064
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.9x
EV / EBITDA
cancelled 3/16/2012 via Capital IQ

Options Media Group, cancelled an acquisition of Illume Software, Inc.

synopsis: Options Media Group Holdings, Inc. has cancelled its agreement to acquire Illume Software, Inc. Illume Software, Inc. develops solutions that leverage location to power high-value applications and services for individuals, and small and large mobile workforces.
buyer: Options Media Group (OPMG:$0.53)
PhoneGuard, Inc., a subsidiary of Options Media Group Holdings, Inc., is a leading provider of mobile applications software. PhoneGuard is a personal security and anti-texting while driving software application suite. "
target: Illume Software, Inc.
Illume Software develops solutions that leverage location to power high-value applications and services. Their first product, iZUP, offers a responsible solution to cell phone-related distracted driving.
price ($mm)
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closed 11/14/2011 via BusinessWire

WorldLingo merged with TransPerfect Translations International, Inc.,

synopsis: TransPerfect, the world’s largest privately held provider of language services and technology solutions, announced a merger with WorldLingo. Based in Las Vegas, WorldLingo specializes in translation technology and other solutions for website localization, as well as document, instant message, e-mail, and real-time chat translation.
buyer: TransPerfect Translations International, Inc.
TransPerfect is the world's largest privately held provider of language services and technology solutions. From offices in more than 70 cities on five continents, TransPerfect offers a full range of services in 170+ languages to clients worldwide. "
target: WorldLingo
WorldLingo is a leading provider of integrated, online translation solutions, with services ranging from cost-effective machine translation solutions to professional human translation and culturally sensitive localization.
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cancelled 11/1/2011 via Bloomberg

H & R Block, Inc., cancelled an acquisition of TaxACT

synopsis: H&R Block Inc. was barred by a federal judge from proceeding with its proposed $287.5 million acquisition of the maker of TaxAct products because it would diminish competition in the tax preparation market.
buyer: H & R Block, Inc. (HRB:$3,094.88)
H&R Block Inc. is one of the world's largest tax services providers, having prepared more than 550 million tax returns worldwide since 1955. The Company provides tax return preparation services in person, through H&R Block At Home™ online and desktop software products, and through other channels. "
target: TaxACT
2nd Story Software is critically acclaimed as a leader in developing affordable tax preparation software and providing Web-based services directly to consumers. TaxACT gives users well-informed tax strategies in an easy-to-use format, while maintaining focus on providing best value for customers.
price ($mm)
$268
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/31/2018 via BNC Analysis

Clarivate Analytics, acquired TrademarkVision

synopsis: Brisbane-based start-up TrademarkVision, which has created image recognition technology for trademark searches, has been acquired by US-based Clarivate Analytics. In 2013 TrademarkVision released the world’s first visual search engine for trademarks which immediately picked up commercial traction.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Clarivate Analytics
Clarivate Analytics is a research analytics software company that provides subscription-based services in research and patent analytics. Organizations and researchers rely on the knowledge bases from Clarivate for information about pharmaceutical and biotech intelligence and IP management. "
target: TrademarkVision
TrademarkVision was founded in 2011 as a computer vision spinout from a research organisation in Australia. In 2013 they released the world’s first visual search engine for trademarks which immediately picked up commercial traction.
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closed 7/20/2017 via BNC Analysis

Amazon.com, Inc., acquired Graphiq

synopsis: Amazon.com Inc. acquired a Santa Barbara data analysis and search engine start-up in to help improve its Alexa virtual assistant. Graphiq is a semantic technology company that instantly delivers deep insights from the world’s data.
buyer: Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN:$252,063.00)
Amazon strives to be Earth's most customer-centric company where people can find and discover virtually anything they want to buy online. By giving customers more of what they want—low prices, vast selection, and convenience—Amazon continues to grow and evolve as a world-class e-commerce platform. "
target: Graphiq
Graphiq is a semantic technology company that instantly delivers deep insights from the world’s data. Since 2009, the company has amassed the world's deepest knowledge graph, encompassing 500 collections, 1 billion entities, 250 billion data points and 25 billion curated relationships.
price ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 2/1/2017 via BNC Analysis

Audioboom, acquired SONR News

synopsis: Audioboom Group PLC, the leading podcasting and on-demand audio platform for hosting, distributing and monetizing content, said it has completed its acquisition of SONR News Ltd, Sonr helps search across social networks, monitor accounts and keywords, and surface trending topics, all in one, easy to use dashboard.
buyer: Audioboom (AIM:BOOM:$0.59)
AudioBoom is the leading podcasting and on-demand audio platform for hosting, distributing and monetizing content. With offices in London, Melbourne, Mumbai and New York City, they host thousands of podcasts with top tier audio content producers from around the world. "
target: SONR News
Sonr helps search across social networks, monitor accounts and keywords, and surface trending topics as they pick up steam, all in one, easy to use dashboard. Using two proprietary forms of artificial intelligence, Sonr reduces the clutter of newsfeeds.
price ($mm)
$1.75*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/13/2017 via PR Newswire

AOL Inc., acquired Yahoo! Inc.

synopsis: Verizon Communications Inc., a company that that offers wireless telecommunications products and services, has completed its acquisition of the operating business of Yahoo! Inc., known for its Web portal, search engine Yahoo! Search, and related services. Verizon has combined these assets with its existing AOL business.
buyer parent: Verizon Communications
buyer: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL is a media technology company with a mission to connect consumers and creators through open marketplaces. AOL uses data to disrupt content production, distribution and monetization. The company connects publishers with advertisers across its global, programmatic platforms. "
target: Yahoo! Inc. (AABA:$5,409.25)
Yahoo! Inc. is focused on making the world's daily habits inspiring and entertaining. They operate an internet search engine that creates highly personalized experiences for their users, keeping people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the globe.
price ($mm)
$4,826
rev ($mm)
$4,894
EBITDA ($mm)
$151
EV / rev
1.0x
EV / EBITDA
31.9x
announced 7/5/2016 via Company Press Release

OpenMail LLC, will acquire Infospace

synopsis: Blucora, Inc., a leading provider of technology-enabled financial solutions to consumers, small businesses and tax professionals, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Infospace business to OpenMail LLC. InfoSpace is a leading provider of white label search and monetization solutions.
buyer: OpenMail LLC
OpenMail believes in the power of using data for more relevant and targeted marketing. OpenMail helps emailers and email marketers gain audience insights and produce strong results with the most effective email data and analytics platforms ever created. "
target parent: Blucora, Inc.
target: Infospace
InfoSpace is a leading provider of white label search and monetization solutions. They serve a network of more than 100 web publishers globally, offering core search solutions as a proven means to monetize audience via a search-based advertising revenue stream.
price ($mm)
$45
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/9/2016 via Company Press Release

Cisco Systems, Inc., acquired Synata, Inc

synopsis: Cisco Systems, Inc., a company that provides hardware, software, and service offerings to create internet solutions, announced the acquisition of Synata. Synata’s technology allows users to search both on-premise and cloud-based applications simultaneously from one platform.
buyer: Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO:$51,904.00)
Cisco enables people to make powerful connections-whether in business, education, philanthropy, or creativity. Cisco hardware, software, and service offerings are used to create the Internet solutions that make networks possible-providing easy access to information anywhere, at any time. "
target: Synata, Inc
Synata, the world's first enterprise cloud search engine, is building a better way to search the cloud. Synata allows users search the data siloed across their enterprise cloud applications from a single place. Their algorithms prioritize the data that is most relevant to the user.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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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)
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announced 11/9/2014 via Company Press Release

Hottolink, Inc., will acquire Socialgist

synopsis: Hottolink has agreed to acquire Effyis, doing business as Socialgist. The company helps their users get access to the world’s social media data. They find it, index it, structure it and make it query-able. They do it at scale, on their own infrastructure and in their own data centers.
buyer: Hottolink, Inc. (TSE:3680:$8.88)
Hottolink's core competence is agent technology which crawls massive data on the internet, store them on the huge distributed database, search and analyze them rapidly, and create noble knowledge from them. "
target: Socialgist
Socialgist helps their users get access to the world’s social media data. They find it, index it, structure it and make it query-able. And they do it at scale, on their own infrastructure and in their own data centers, allowing the largest companies and largest brands in the world to rely on them.
price ($mm)
$22
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/13/2014 via BNC Analysis

The Rainmaker Group Ventures, LLC., acquired Rent Jungle

synopsis: Pittsburgh-based Rent Jungle has been acquired by Atlanta-based The Rainmaker Group. Rent Jungle aggregates rental listings for multifamily and single-family homes with more than 1 million active listings and 1.5 million monthly site visits.
buyer: The Rainmaker Group Ventures, LLC.
Rainmaker is the market leader in profit optimization solutions for the Gaming & Hospitality and Multifamily Housing industries. Rainmaker leverages cutting-edge research in order to bring customers the most sophisticated solutions to their revenue management challenges. "
target: Rent Jungle
Rent Jungle LLC, a search engine company, operates an apartment search and market research Website in the United States. It enables users to find, lease, move, and decorate their new homes.
price ($mm)
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closed 10/3/2014 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired Baarzo, Inc.

synopsis: Google has closed its acquisition of Baarzo, a video search service. It lets users find specific moments inside a video with the help of an auto detect feature for people, objects and actions. Baarzo's acquisition by Google is said to help the company improve its YouTube search feature.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$155,058.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. "
target: Baarzo, Inc.
Baarzo provides a platform that makes search within video possible. Their advanced algorithms automatically detect and recognize people, objects, scenes, and actions. Their indexes pin-point these occurrences to exact frames, making any video easily searchable via natural language queries.
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EBITDA ($mm)
$28.62
EBIT ($mm)
$9.73
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1063
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Ticker: ELOY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
eLoyalty Corporation
eLoyalty Corporation
eLoyalty is a Customer Interaction Consulting and Managed Services company which has been designing and implementing large-scale Customer Interaction Solutions since 1990, and serves many of the leading companies in health care, financial services, utilities and pharmaceuticals.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$88.10
EBITDA ($mm)
($8.10)
EBIT ($mm)
($12.32)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
431
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Ticker: PACT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PacificNet Inc.
PacificNet Inc. is a leading provider of Customer Relationship Management (CRM), mobile Internet, e-commerce and gaming technology in China. PacificNet's clients include the leading telecom companies, banks, insurance, travel, marketing and business services companies and telecom consumers in China.
year
2007
rev ($mm)
$18.99
EBITDA ($mm)
($9.83)
EBIT ($mm)
($10.58)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
500
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Ticker: MEDG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MediaNet Group Technologies, Inc.
MediaNet Group Technologies, Inc., through its BSP Rewards division, has developed the largest online mall and affinity program platform. BSP builds, brands, customizes proprietary loyalty/rewards/mall programs for clients and organizations.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
$1.72
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.94)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.94)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
10
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Ticker: TSXV:TTM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3 Tier Logic
3 Tier Logic
3 Tier Logic's core product Platform³, launched in early 2014, is a consumer-to-consumer content marketing, data mining, loyalty and rewards platform used by brands to engage consumers on the web or mobile phone through digital and social channels.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$0.26
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.18)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.19)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: OTCPK:FLCX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
flooidCX, Corp.
flooidCX, Corp.
Canada based flooidCX is a customer care solutions company that helps bridge the customer care & feedback gap between companies and consumers. flooidCX's proprietary suite of solutions assist businesses to listen, learn and reach out to consumers at the right time.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.05)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.06)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2
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Ticker: OTCPK:FPOT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mobi724 Solutions Inc
Mobi724 Solutions Inc
Mobi724, a global Fintech company, offers a fully integrated suite of multiple Card-Linked Offers and Rewards, Digital Marketing and Business Intelligence and Payment Solutions, which work with any payment card, on any mobile device and at any Point of Sale.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1.91
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.43)
EBIT ($mm)
($4.09)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
37
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Ticker: TTEC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TeleTech Holdings, Inc.
TeleTech Holdings, Inc.
TeleTech, founded in 1982, is a leading global provider of analytics-driven, technology-enabled customer engagement solutions. They offer an integrated platform that combines consulting, technology, care and growth services to simplify and personalize interactions between people and brands.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$1,395.69
EBITDA ($mm)
$171.04
EBIT ($mm)
$106.84
Net Income ($mm)
$48.09
Employees
49500
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Ticker: GOOGL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Google Inc.
Google Inc.
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$155,058.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$33,126.00
EBIT ($mm)
$44,069.00
Net Income ($mm)
$32,620.00
Employees
114096
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Ticker: BIDU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Baidu.com, Inc.
Baidu.com, Inc.
Baidu, Inc. is the leading Chinese language Internet search provider. As a technology-based media company, Baidu aims to provide the best and most equitable way for people to find what they're looking for.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$13,248.76
EBITDA ($mm)
$4,513.28
EBIT ($mm)
$2,722.54
Net Income ($mm)
$3,463.10
Employees
39343
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Ticker: KOSE:A035420
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Naver Corporation
Naver Corporation
Naver Corporation is an Internet content service operator headquartered in Seongnam, South Korea. It operates the Naver search portal and Hangame gaming services. Its spinoff companies in Japan operate the Line messaging service in addition to offering Japanese versions of Naver and Hangame.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$4,765.33
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,101.84
EBIT ($mm)
$908.72
Net Income ($mm)
$632.78
Employees
2346
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Ticker: TSE:4689
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Yahoo Japan Corporation
Yahoo Japan Corporation
Yahoo Japan Corporation operates Yahoo Japan, a Japanese online information portal that offers auctions, entertainment, news, and online shopping in addition to its search engine and Internet directory.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$3,937.32
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,247.58
EBIT ($mm)
$2,112.33
Net Income ($mm)
$1,587.74
Employees
7034
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Ticker: KOSE:A0354
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Naver {duplicate}
Naver {duplicate}
NAVER Corporation is Korea’s premier Internet company, operating the nation’s top search portal “Naver”, Korea’s first online children’s portal “Jr. Naver”, and the nation’s first online donation portal “Happybean”.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$2,306.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$754.40
EBIT ($mm)
$657.00
Net Income ($mm)
$504.00
Employees
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Ticker: YNDX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Yandex N.V.
Yandex N.V.
Yandex is one of the largest internet companies in Europe, providing a wide variety of search and other online services. Yandex's mission is to help users solve their everyday problems by building people-centric products and services.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,296.94
EBITDA ($mm)
$586.60
EBIT ($mm)
$402.39
Net Income ($mm)
$292.97
Employees
9005
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Ticker: SOHU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sohu.com Inc.
Sohu.com Inc.
Sohu.com is China's premier online brand and indispensable to the daily life of millions of Chinese, providing a network of web properties and community based/web 2.0 products which offer the vast Sohu user community a broad array of choices regarding information, entertainment and communication.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$852.09
EBITDA ($mm)
$351.66
EBIT ($mm)
$281.81
Net Income ($mm)
$162.74
Employees
8035
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Ticker: LOCM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Local.com Corporation
Local.com Corporation
Local.com Corporation, a leading online local media company, enables brick-and-mortar businesses to connect with online customers using a variety of digital marketing products. The company reaches more than 20 million consumers each month on the flagship Local.com website.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$97.80
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: JASDAQ:3754
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Excite Japan Co., Ltd.
Excite Japan Co., Ltd.
Excite Japan Co., Ltd. provides Internet information services in Japan. It operates a media content portal; and provides Internet-connection services and paid content to users. The company was founded in 1997 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$58.85
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.31
EBIT ($mm)
($1.26)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
251
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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: APPZ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Monster Offers, Inc. {duplicate}
Monster Offers, Inc. {duplicate}
Monster Arts is a Daily Deal analytics provider and aggregator, collecting daily deals from multiple sites in local communities across the U.S. and Canada. The company collects and publishes thousands of daily deals and allows consumers to organize these deals by geography or product categories.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$1.00
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: OTCPK:YIPI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Yippy, Inc.
Yippy, Inc.
Yippy, Inc is a unified search company known for its clustering technology, big data consolidation and eDiscovery tools. Specializing in the development of search, data normalization, and aggregation through application service environments for consumer and enterprise markets.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$0.08
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.15
EBIT ($mm)
($1.64)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2
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Ticker: IRYS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
iTrackr Systems, Inc.
iTrackr Systems, Inc.
iTrackr Systems, Inc. is an e-commerce software and services company that engages in the development, marketing, and commercialization of an online product and inventory search application for retailers and consumers.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
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Ticker: OPERA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Opera Software
Opera Software
Opera Software makes web browsers for desktop computers, mobile phones and tablets, and connected devices such as TVs. Their business also includes mobile advertising services and solutions. Their aim is to give users the best internet experience on any device and any platform.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$496.80
EBITDA ($mm)
$20.40
EBIT ($mm)
($21.00)
Net Income ($mm)
$412.50
Employees
851
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Ticker: TSE:2468
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fuetrek Co., Ltd.
Fuetrek Co., Ltd.
Fuetrek Co., Ltd. provides mobile phone solutions. It offers sound generators, and speech recognition and translation products. The company also provides memory card writing services for the education market. Fuetrek Co. was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Osaka, Japan.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$35.46
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.52
EBIT ($mm)
$2.93
Net Income ($mm)
$1.44
Employees
199
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