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closed 10/11/2018 via BNC Analysis

Utopia Music, acquired ISPY Group

synopsis: Swiss Utopia Music, a blockchain-powered music data tracking platform, has acquired ISPY Group to open up avenues of untapped revenue in the music industry. Stockholm-based ISPY GROUP is a full service digital partner. ISPY GROUP has been in the frontline of online development for almost two decades.
buyer: Utopia Music
Utopia Music is a blockchain-powered music data tracking platform. Founded in Switzerland in 2016, Utopia Music's blockchain-based architecture will automatically administer and distribute royalty payouts to reduce revenue lost as a result of missing ownership of information. "
target: ISPY Group
Stockholm-based ISPY GROUP is a full service digital partner. ISPY GROUP has been in the frontline of online development for almost two decades. ISPY GROUP offers customized solutions to meet its client's requirements.
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closed 4/15/2021 via PR Newswire

Butchershop, acquired Maniak

synopsis: Butchershop, the global brand experience agency, has acquired Maniak, a digital-first design and technology firm based in Guadalajara, Mexico. The addition of Maniak's digital team advances Butchershop's level of technical sophistication to build impactful eCommerce experiences, software, native applications, and unique digital brand experiences.
buyer: Butchershop
Butchershop is an independent, award-winning global brand experience agency with offices in the US, Europe, and Mexico. Butchershop is building an innovative agency for the future of culture and commerce guided by the mission of helping leaders turn big ideas into brands people love. "
target: Maniak
Based in Mexico, Maniak is a digital-first design and technology firm that builds websites, applications, and interactive experiences. Maniak's services include web design, UI & visual design, wireframing and prototyping, user research, journey maps & sitemaps, interactive design, and more.
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closed 4/14/2021 via BNC Analysis

Finn Partners, acquired MintTwist

synopsis: Finn Partners, a global integrated marketing agency, has acquired MintTwist, an award-winning digital marketing agency based in London. MintTwist works closely with brands from around the world to build immersive and memorable digital experiences. They offer services for SEO, PPC, social media, web design, content marketing and more.
buyer: Finn Partners
Finn Partners has become one of the fastest growing independent public relations agencies in the world. The full-service marketing and communications company's record setting pace is a result of organic growth and integrating new companies and new people into the FINN world. "
target: MintTwist
MintTwist is an award-winning digital marketing agency based in London. MintTwist works closely with brands from around the world to build immersive and memorable digital experiences. They offer services for SEO, PPC, social media, web design, content marketing and more.
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closed 4/14/2021 via BNC Analysis

Dutch Green Business Group N.V., acquired Statix Artificial Intelligence B.V.

synopsis: Dutch Green Business Group N.V., a leading reforestation and carbon offsetting company, announces that it has acquired a strategic controlling stake of 75% in software development company, Statix Artificial Intelligence B.V. that specialises in innovative blockchain certification and disruptive advanced technology development.
buyer: Dutch Green Business Group N.V. (:$18.87)
Dutch Green Business Group N.V. (DGB) is a public company traded whose strategy is to participate in large forest carbon offset projects around the world that deliver commercial and environmental benefits. DGB's vision is to be a leading high-impact investor in sustainably managed forests. "
target: Statix Artificial Intelligence B.V.
Netherlands-based Statix Artificial Intelligence B.V. specialises in innovative blockchain certification and disruptive advanced technology development. Statix harnesses AI, blockchain, big data and drone technology to validate, measure and help deliver ecological projects for ecosystem restoration.
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closed 4/7/2021 via Company Press Release

TelcoSwitch, acquired PBX Hosting

synopsis: TelcoSwitch, a leading provider of hosted voice, Unified Communications and compliance solutions, has announced the acquisition of Coventry-based PBX Hosting Ltd. PBCX Hosting specializes in delivering futureproof complete UC and VoIP phone systems that offer voice, video, and clientless softphone.
buyer: TelcoSwitch
TelcoSwitch, based in the UK, is a leading provider of Unified Communications and compliance solutions, delivered through its award-winning CallSwitch hosted telephony platform, enabling company employees to work from anywhere on any device. "
target: PBX Hosting
Coventry-based PBX Hosting specializes in delivering futureproof complete UC and VoIP phone systems that offer voice, video, chat and clientless softphone. Its third-party UC solutions can also be integrated with applications such as Salesforce, Google Contacts, Office 365 and more.
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closed 3/24/2021 via BNC Analysis

Dept Agency, acquired Devetry

synopsis: Netherlands-based Dept, a global digital agency, has acquired Devetry, a software consultancy that provides technology solutions ranging from organizational strategy to custom software development. The acquisition of Devetry will add to Dept's strong technology and engineering capabilities in the U.S.
buyer parent: Carlyle Group
buyer: Dept Agency
Dept is an international digital agency, headquartered in Amsterdam. The agency unites creativity, technology and data to help clients reinvent and accelerate their digital reality. Their teams comprise of experts in creative, digital, marketing and commerce. "
target: Devetry
Devetry is a software consultancy that provides technology solutions ranging from organizational strategy and product management to custom software development and DevOps. Devetry's diverse expertise covers renewable energy, education, cybersecurity, and SaaS products.
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closed 3/17/2021 via BNC Analysis

Premier Tech Ltd., acquired Mirego

synopsis: Premier Tech, a Canadian manufacturer of horticulture and agriculture products and services, has acquired Quebec-based Miergo, an end-to-end digital product company. The acquisition will allow Premier Tech to accelerate the creation of digital solutions that will better support its clients throughout the world.
buyer: Premier Tech Ltd.
Based in Canada, Premier Tech is a manufacturer of horticulture and agriculture products and services that help feed, protect, and improve the world. Premier Tech is committed to creating sustainable solutions that help bring beautiful gardens to life, increase crop yields, and much more. "
target: Mirego
Based in Quebec, Mirego is an end-to-end digital product team. As a strategic partner, Mirego envisions, defines, designs, and develops new digital products and services that fuel its clients' transformation.
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closed 3/17/2021 via BNC Analysis

Grossman Marketing Group, acquired PCI Creative Group

synopsis: Grossman Marketing Group, a promo products distributor, has acquired PCI Creative Group, a cross media marketing company. PCI Creative Group helps their clients to keep their costs low while maximizing their marketing budget. They offer services for web design, branding, email marketing, social media, printing, and more.
buyer: Grossman Marketing Group
Grossman Marketing Group is a promotional products and print company. Their products and services include full-service graphic design, a network of company-owned warehouses and production facilities, multi-media solutions, and a team building best-in-class e-commerce programs for their clients. "
target: PCI Creative Group
PCI Creative Group is a cross media marketing company. PCI Creative Group provides their clients with solutions that help keep their costs low while maximizing their marketing budget. They offer services for web design, branding, email marketing, social media, printing, and more.
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closed 3/10/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Conservative Broadcast Media & Journalism, acquired J Vincent Creative

synopsis: Conservative Broadcast Media & Journalism has completed the acquisition of all of the assets of J. Vincent Creative (JVC), an established full-service Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and digital marketing agency. JVC will focus on clients across various industries, expanding its scope of business and increasing CBMJ’s revenue.
buyer: Conservative Broadcast Media & Journalism (OTCPK:CBMJ:$0.00)
CBMJ is a digital marketing company that specializes in reaching a conservative/libertarian/religious audience. CBMJ operates numerous social media accounts, owns an active database of over 8 million opt-in email subscribers, and publishes a network of 47 monetized political/news websites. "
target: J Vincent Creative
J. Vincent Creative (JVC) is a full-service digital marketing agency that helps small businesses understand and utilize digital marketing strategies so they can grow profitably. JVC's services include Search Engine Optimization (SEO), digital advertising, and web design.
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closed 3/10/2021 via BNC Analysis

Macaw, acquired Netzkern

synopsis: Macaw, a full-service digital agency in the Netherlands, has acquired Netzkern, one of the largest full-service digital agencies in Germany. Netzkern is a highly experienced Sitecore Platinum Implementation Partner that plans, designs, and hosts websites for their clients. They also offer online marketing services for SEO, social media, and more.
buyer parent: Avedon Capital Partners
buyer: Macaw
Macaw is a full-service digital agency in the Netherlands. Macaw supports corporate customers with solutions and services in the areas of digital marketing and e-commerce, data and AI, and business applications. Their marketing services covers content, social media, and influencer marketing. "
target: Netzkern
Netzkern is one of the largest full-service digital agencies in Germany. Netzkern is a highly experienced Sitecore Platinum Implementation Partner that plans, designs, and hosts websites for their clients. They also offer online marketing services for SEO, social media, email marketing, and more.
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closed 3/10/2021 via Company Press Release

FaberNovel Sa, acquired 31Ten

synopsis: Fabernovel, a global consulting group for digital products and services, has acquired 31Ten, a digital agency in China. 31Ten builds complex and reliable WeChat, web, and omnichannel solutions that provide better customer experiences. They offer services for software development, website development, UX/UI design, CRM integration, and more.
buyer: FaberNovel Sa
Founded in 2003, Fabernovel is a global, full-stack consulting and creation group for digital products and services. Fabernovel combines technology, design and emerging trends to invent new products, services, and experiences to help world leading companies to build growth at startup speed. "
target: 31Ten
31Ten is a digital agency in China. 31Ten builds complex and reliable WeChat, web, and omnichannel solutions that provide better customer experiences. They offer services for software development, website development, UX/UI design, CRM integration, and more.
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closed 3/4/2021 via Company Press Release

Endava, acquired FIVE

synopsis: Endava, a leading technology services provider in the UK, has acquired FIVE, a digital agency that builds award-winning mobile products. FIVE designs and develops mobile apps that deliver measurable value to their clients. The agency has launched hundreds of digital products for leading brands such as Rosetta Stone, Squarespace, and Napster.
buyer: Endava (NYSE:DAVA:$528.76)
UK-based Endava is a leading technology services provider and helps accelerate disruption by delivering rapid evolution to enterprises. Endava helps clients become digital, experience-driven businesses by assisting them with the development and deployment of products, platforms, and solutions. "
target: FIVE
FIVE is a digital agency that builds award-winning mobile products. FIVE designs and develops mobile apps that deliver measurable value to their clients. The agency has launched hundreds of digital products for leading brands such as Rosetta Stone, Squarespace, Napster, and Marriott International.
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closed 3/3/2021 via Company Press Release

Entersoft S.A., acquired Wedia Ltd

synopsis: Entersoft S.A., a leading business software and services provider in South East Europe and the Middle East, has acquired Wedia Ltd, a digital consultancy in Greece. Wedia specialises in web design and development, social media marketing, SEO, email marketing, content marketing, and more.
buyer: Entersoft S.A. (ATSE:ENTER:$18.30)
Entersoft is a leading business software and services provider in South East Europe and the Middle East. Entersoft offers a business software suite with ERP, CRM, WMS, Mobile, E-Commerce and B.I. applications. The industries they serve include manufacturing, food, retail, hospitality, and more. "
target: Wedia Ltd
Wedia is a digital consultancy in Greece. Wedia combines design, technology, and digital marketing to help their clients accelerate their business. They specialise in web design and development, social media marketing, SEO, email marketing, content marketing, and more.
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$0.61
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closed 2/3/2021 via Company Press Release

Phoenix Innovate, acquired Avanzado

synopsis: Phoenix Innovate, a marketing firm that helps organizations big and small solve their business problems, has acquired Avanzado LLC, a vertically integrated marketing company. Avanzado produces data driven, targeted communications to grow their customer's business. They offer services for direct mail, e-marketing, microsites, and more.
buyer: Phoenix Innovate
Phoenix Innovate is a marketing firm that helps organizations big and small solve their business problems. Phoenix Innovate focuses on understanding, finding and keeping audiences. They create transformative strategies and tactics that will resonate with their client's audience. "
target: Avanzado
Avanzado is a vertically integrated marketing company. Avanzado produces data driven, targeted communications to grow their customer's business. They specialize in digital solutions, data management, and creative services. They offer services for direct mail, e-marketing, microsites, and more.
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closed 1/20/2021 via PR Newswire

Fusionary, acquired AMBR Detroit

synopsis: Fusionary, a digital studio specializing in the design, development, and management of interactive solutions, has acquired AMBR Detroit, a digital product design and development company. AMBR Detroit creates custom software solutions, web apps, and mobile apps to help their clients grow.
buyer: Fusionary
Fusionary is a digital studio specializing in the design and development of interactive solutions. Fusionary builds websites, mobile app, and fun interactive novelties for their clients. The studio has created hundreds of websites for companies of all sizes to help make their vision a reality. "
target: AMBR Detroit
AMBR Detroit is a digital product design and development company. AMBR Detroit creates custom software solutions, web apps, and mobile apps to help their clients grow. They offer services for app development, backend development, interface design, web design and more.
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closed 1/20/2021 via BNC Analysis

Code and Theory, acquired Kettle Solutions, LLC

synopsis: Code and Theory, a strategically driven, digital-first agency, has acquired Kettle, a digital-native creative agency. Kettle works with leading brands to create outstanding interactive stories and experiences people can't help but love. The agency specializes in web design, social campaigns, and mobile app development.
buyer parent: Stagwell Group
buyer: Code and Theory
Code and Theory is a digital-first agency that lives at the intersection of creativity and technology. Code and Theory creates products, content and campaigns across physical and digital worlds. The agency has helped brands tell stories and design the systems that carry them since 2001. "
target: Kettle Solutions, LLC
Kettle is a digital-native creative agency. Kettle works with leading brands to create outstanding interactive stories and experiences people can't help but love. The agency specializes in web design, social campaigns, and mobile app development.
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closed 1/15/2021 via Company Press Release

Accenture, acquired Wolox

synopsis: Accenture has acquired Wolox, a leading Argentinean cloud native and agile development company that provides digital solutions to help clients achieve successful business outcomes. Wolox’s team of more than 280 professionals specializes in integrated services that include digital business design, product creation and agile squads.
buyer: Accenture (ACN:$44,730.27)
Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud, and security. Accenture offers Strategy and Consulting, Interactive, Technology, and Operations services powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. "
target: Wolox
Wolox is a leading Argentinean cloud native and agile development company that provides digital solutions to help clients achieve successful business outcomes. Wolox’s team specializes in integrated services that include digital business design, product creation and agile squads.
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closed 1/13/2021 via PR Newswire

MagiClick Digital Solutions, acquired Dock9, Ltd

synopsis: MagiClick, a leading provider of digital technology and design capabilities with a strong presence across Turkey and the MENA region, announces its acquisition of Dock9 as part of its strategy to become the leading financial services technology and digital experience agency within Europe.
buyer: MagiClick Digital Solutions
MagiClick, based in Turkey, is a provider of digital technology and design capabilities in mostly UI and UX design, as well as website and marketing design. They have a strong presence across Turkey and the MENA region. "
target: Dock9, Ltd
Dock9, based in the UK, is a leading digital business solutions agency for the financial sector. They build next generation digital products exclusively for visionary financial services brands.
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closed 1/5/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Pax8, acquired Wirehive

synopsis: Pax8, the best place for IT professionals to buy cloud products, announced the acquisition of Wirehive, a forward-thinking cloud hosting and consultancy company headquartered in the United Kingdom.
buyer: Pax8
Pax8 is modernizing how partners buy, sell, and manage cloud. As a born-in-the-cloud company, Pax8 simplifies the buying journey with cloud automation, empowering the modern partner to achieve more. "
target: Wirehive
Wirehive is a forward-thinking cloud hosting and consultancy company headquartered in the United Kingdom. They use the latest cloud technologies to design, implement and manage infrastructure solutions that underpin successful digital innovation.
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closed 12/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Hilton Smythe, acquired Reward Agency

synopsis: Hilton Smythe Group, a leading small business broker in the UK, has acquired Reward Agency, a digital marketing specialist in the UK. Reward helps brands to define their purpose, communicate it effectively, and build lasting relationships with their audience. They offer branding, digital marketing, SEO, and web design services.
buyer: Hilton Smythe
Hilton Smythe is a leading small business broker in the UK. Hilton Smythe makes the business sales experience more transparent, fair and enjoyable for buyers and sellers alike. They market businesses with the aim of achieving the best price and outcome for their clients. "
target: Reward Agency
Reward Agency is a digital marketing specialist in the UK. Reward helps brands to define their purpose, communicate it effectively, and build lasting relationships with their audience. They offer branding, digital marketing, SEO, and web design services.
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closed 10/11/2018 via BNC Analysis

Utopia Music, acquired ISPY Group

synopsis: Swiss Utopia Music, a blockchain-powered music data tracking platform, has acquired ISPY Group to open up avenues of untapped revenue in the music industry. Stockholm-based ISPY GROUP is a full service digital partner. ISPY GROUP has been in the frontline of online development for almost two decades.
buyer: Utopia Music
Utopia Music is a blockchain-powered music data tracking platform. Founded in Switzerland in 2016, Utopia Music's blockchain-based architecture will automatically administer and distribute royalty payouts to reduce revenue lost as a result of missing ownership of information. "
target: ISPY Group
Stockholm-based ISPY GROUP is a full service digital partner. ISPY GROUP has been in the frontline of online development for almost two decades. ISPY GROUP offers customized solutions to meet its client's requirements.
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closed 10/11/2018 via BNC Analysis

Utopia Music, acquired ISPY Group

synopsis: Swiss Utopia Music, a blockchain-powered music data tracking platform, has acquired ISPY Group to open up avenues of untapped revenue in the music industry. Stockholm-based ISPY GROUP is a full service digital partner. ISPY GROUP has been in the frontline of online development for almost two decades.
buyer: Utopia Music
Utopia Music is a blockchain-powered music data tracking platform. Founded in Switzerland in 2016, Utopia Music's blockchain-based architecture will automatically administer and distribute royalty payouts to reduce revenue lost as a result of missing ownership of information. "
target: ISPY Group
Stockholm-based ISPY GROUP is a full service digital partner. ISPY GROUP has been in the frontline of online development for almost two decades. ISPY GROUP offers customized solutions to meet its client's requirements.
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closed 7/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

FUGA, acquired Songspace LLC

synopsis: Digital distribution technology and services company FUGA has acquired Nashville-based rights management platform Songspace. Songspace is the leading creative workflow and rights management platform for music creators and rightsholders. Formed in 2014, Songspace has more than 250 publisher and record label clients.
buyer: FUGA
FUGA are the industry-leading technology and services company for international rightsholders. At the company’s core is the FUGA platform, offering best-of-breed digital supply chain integration alongside dynamic promotion and marketing. "
target: Songspace LLC
Songspace is the leading creative workflow and rights management platform for music creators and rightsholders. Songspace redefines the music rights management experience, with a flexible and intuitive user interface that mirrors the natural business workflows of music professionals.
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closed 1/20/2021 via BNC Analysis

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., acquired Veeps

synopsis: Live Nation, the world’s leading live entertainment company, has acquired a majority stake in Veeps, a leading livestream concert platform for the music industry. Veeps enables artists to create and manage their own ticketed livestreams and events. The platform allows fans to purchase tickets and watch live concerts from the comfort of their homes.
buyer: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (LYV:$4,513.24)
Live Nation Entertainment is the world's leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Sponsorship. The Concerts segment promotes live music events and produces music festivals and creates associated content. "
target: Veeps
Veeps is a leading livestream concert platform for the music industry. Veeps enables artists to create and manage their own ticketed livestreams, tours, and events. The platform allows music fans to purchase tickets and watch live concerts from the comfort of their homes.
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closed 3/17/2016 via BusinessWire

Fullscreen, Inc., acquired StageBloc

synopsis: Global media company Fullscreen announced the acquisition of StageBloc, a premiere direct-to-fan technology platform. StageBloc is a powerful platform that helps users better understand and connect with their audience and own their digital relationships.
buyer parent: The Chernin Group
buyer: Fullscreen, Inc.
Fullscreen is a global youth media company that develops online creators and produces multi- platform entertainment experiences. 600 million subscribers generate more than 5 billion video views across Fullscreen's global network each month. "
target: StageBloc
StageBloc is a powerful platform that helps users better understand and connect with their audience and own their digital relationships. StageBloc helps consolidate digital identity into a single place and use the resulting data to gain new insights and make better business decisions.
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closed 5/22/2012 via PR Newswire

Alliance Entertainment Corp, acquired Audiolife

synopsis: Alliance Entertainment, LLC has acquired Audiolife, the music industry's leading direct-to-fan fulfillment company. Alliance Entertainment is the top distributor of home entertainment (audio and video) software in the U.S., the fourth-largest music account, and an accomplished distribution channel for apparel, hardware and accessories.
buyer parent: Platinum Equity, LLC
buyer: Alliance Entertainment Corp
Alliance Entertainment offers an extensive product inventory (including CDs, DVDs, videos, video games and related merchandise), e-commerce fulfillment capabilities and innovative technology and support services for today's marketplace, including third party logistics services. "
target: Audiolife
Audiolife is a distribution and manufacturing platform that allows artists to reach their fans through digital and physical products, such as digital downloads, ringtones, CDs, merchandise, downloads, and promotional items.
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closed 11/18/2020 via Company Press Release

Eventbrite, acquired ToneDen

synopsis: Eventbrite, Inc., a global self-service ticketing and experience technology platform, has acquired ToneDen, a self-service social-marketing platform. ToneDen helps creators, live events and e-commerce companies reach and sell to their audiences online. The platform features playbooks, Facebook messaging solutions, and web marketing tools.
buyer: Eventbrite (EB:$162.01)
Eventbrite is a global ticketing and event technology platform. Eventbrite’s unique and powerful platform enables creators of all shapes and sizes with tools and resources to seamlessly plan, promote, and produce live events around the world. "
target: ToneDen
ToneDen is a self-service social-marketing platform. ToneDen helps creators, live events and e-commerce companies reach and sell to their audiences online. The platform features playbooks, Facebook messaging solutions, and web marketing tools to help users build and grow a lasting brand online.
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closed 10/5/2016 via PR Newswire

TuneCore, acquired JustGo

synopsis: TuneCore, the leading digital music distribution and publishing administration provider, announced the acquisition of JustGo and the launch of TuneCore Social, an all-in-one social media management and analytics tool for musicians that is free to use for all of its distribution customers in the U.S., Canada, UK and Australia markets.
buyer parent: Believe Digital
buyer: TuneCore
TuneCore brings more music to more people, while helping musicians and songwriters increase money-earning opportunities and take charge of their own careers. Their TuneCore Music Distribution services help artists, labels and managers sell their music through iTunes, Amazon Music, and more. "
target: JustGo
Founded in 2013, JustGo is a social media and audience management platform for creators. They are able to seamlessly publish content to and blend the data aggregation of multiple platforms into a comprehensive view of what social media content is working well with one’s audience.
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closed 8/13/2018 via GlobeNewswire

City National Bank, acquired Exactuals

synopsis: City National Bank, America’s Premier Private and Business Bank®, announced it has acquired Exactuals, a Los Angeles-based provider of innovative SaaS solutions for complex payments in the entertainment industry.
buyer parent: Royal Bank of Canada
buyer: City National Bank (CYN:$1,188.44)
With $48.8 billion in assets, City National Bank provides banking, investment and trust services through 72 offices, including 19 full-service regional centers. In addition, the company and its investment affiliates manage or administer $64.9 billion in client investment assets. "
target: Exactuals
Exactuals provides innovative SaaS solutions used by film/TV, music and marketplace companies to manage residuals, royalties and other complex payments. Their payment system, PaymentHub, allows the entertainment industry to provide direct deposit payments, tax document management & online reporting.
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closed 12/18/2014 via PR Newswire

TuneCore, acquired DropKloud

synopsis: TuneCore has acquired DropKloud, a modern, digital enhancement to the street team promotion, allowing artists to drop digital content - whether it's exclusive access to a song, an invite to a pop-up showcase or behind the scenes photos - into 'Klouds' available to fans in specific physical locations.
buyer: TuneCore
TuneCore brings more music to more people, while helping musicians and songwriters increase money-earning opportunities and take charge of their own careers. The company has one of the highest artist revenue-generating music catalogs in the world. "
target: DropKloud
DropKloud is a modern, digital enhancement to the street team promotion, allowing artists to drop digital content - whether it's exclusive access to a song, an invite to a pop-up showcase or behind the scenes photos - into 'Klouds' available to fans in specific physical locations.
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closed 11/11/2020 via PR Newswire

Visaic, Inc., acquired Yare Media Group Inc.

synopsis: Visaic, Inc., a provider of cloud-based content delivery solutions announced the acquisition of successful Vancouver-based streaming platform company YARE Media. Yare provides solutions to address changing content distribution models in entertainment.
buyer: Visaic, Inc.
Formed by a team of streaming industry veterans, Visaic operates a live and on-demand over-the-top (OTT) platform for distribution and monetization of content worldwide and offers cinemas a rich portfolio of live internationally recognized sports and events such as: soccer, basketball, and more. "
target: Yare Media Group Inc.
Yare is a streaming media company headquartered in Vancouver, BC. Yare provides solutions to address changing content distribution models in entertainment. The company focuses on helping organizations implement market strategies that generate new over-the-top (OTT) digital revenues.
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announced 7/18/2019 via PR Newswire

Vobile, Inc., will purchase RightsID and ChannelID from ZEFR, Inc.

synopsis: Vobile Group, the leading choice for the protection, measurement and monetization of video content, announced an agreement under which Vobile will acquire the RightsID, a copyright management business, and ChannelID, a YouTube channel management business, from ZEFR, the leading contextual targeting platform for brands.
buyer: Vobile, Inc. (SEHK:3738:$15.23)
Vobile is the premier, trusted provider for protecting, measuring and monetizing online video content. They create technology solutions for content owners and distributors through their SaaS platform. With Vobile, users can reduce infringement-related revenue loss and increase video distribution. "
seller: ZEFR, Inc.
Zefr’s platform develops nuanced, dynamic targeting on the most brand-relevant videos for YouTube. Zefr owns RightsID, a copyright management business, and ChannelID, a YouTube channel management business.
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closed 11/6/2007 via BusinessWire

Flash Seats, acquired Vertical Alliance

synopsis: Flash Seats™, which revolutionized the secondary resale ticketing marketplace via paperless electronic ticketing technology and integrated relationship marketing tools, has acquired Dallas-based Vertical Alliance, which offers the most advanced primary ticketing solution available.
buyer: Flash Seats
Flash Seats™offers an innovative, cutting-edge solution combining electronic venue access, a branded marketplace for electronic event access rights, and a retail-class behavioral marketing system for the sports and entertainment industries. "
target: Vertical Alliance
Vertical Alliance offers a single integrated ticketing solution that increases venue yield per event while building customer loyalty. Integrate your ticketing (event and parking), merchandising and eCommerce. One platform. One universal database.
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announced 11/2/2017 via BNC Analysis

Stompy Bot Corporation, will acquire Token Play Inc.

synopsis: Stompy Bot Corporation will acquire Token Play Inc. (Token), a private Ontario corporation headquartered in Toronto. Token is a technology company involved in the development of blockchain technology in the video game space which will seek to provide a platform for the exchange of in-game currencies and tokens.
buyer: Stompy Bot Corporation
Stompy Bot is an independent video game developer and digital media publisher. Stompy Bot's growth strategy is to become a premier independent multimedia publisher. "
target: Token Play Inc.
Token Play, based in Toronto, ON, is a technology company involved in the development of blockchain technology in the video game space which will seek to provide a platform for the exchange of in-game currencies and tokens.
price ($mm)
$1.86
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/28/2016 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired IXOMOXI

synopsis: Twitter, a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time, has acquired a virtual reality startup called IXOMOXI. IXOMOXI develops gear for virtual reality application which focuses on incorporating virtual reality into music experience.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,716.35)
Twitter is a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. By developing a fundamentally new way for people to create, distribute and discover content, they have democratized content creation and distribution, enabling any voice to echo around the world instantly. "
target: IXOMOXI
IXOMOXI, Inc. develops gear for virtual reality application which focuses on incorporating virtual reality into music experience. The company was founded in 2016 and is based in San Francisco, California.
price ($mm)
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closed 2/12/2016 via BNC Analysis

YouTube, acquired BandPage

synopsis: YouTube has acquired the online music platform BandPage. The company is a marketing platform for musicians to connect with their fans and also promote their music on Facebook. BandPage also has a product called BandPage Everywhere that enables musicians to build a website and update their other promotional sites in just a few clicks.
buyer parent: Google Inc.
buyer: YouTube
YouTube allows billions of people to discover, watch and share originally-created videos. It provides a forum for people to connect, inform, and inspire others across the globe and acts as a distribution platform for original content creators and advertisers large and small. "
target: BandPage
BandPage is a marketing platform for musicians to connect with their fans and promote their music on Facebook. Beyond the popular social network, It has a product called BandPage Everywhere that enables musicians to build a website and update their other promotional sites in just a few clicks.
price ($mm)
$8.00
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closed 9/15/2011 via PR Newswire

Cellfish Media, LLC, acquired Bandsintown

synopsis: Cellfish, a leading mobile and social application publisher, announced its acquisition of Bandsintown, the #1 live concert tracking and discovery application on Facebook, and ranked in the site's top 5 music apps by monthly average users (MAU), along with Root Music, ReverbNation, Pandora, and Vevo for Artists.
buyer parent: Lagardère SCA
buyer: Cellfish Media, LLC
Cellfish Media is a publisher of mobile and social applications targeted at music, sports and entertainment fans. It operates mobile and social properties, distributed through its own distribution network, and hrough partnerships with some of the world's leading operators, media and brands. "
target: Bandsintown
Bandsintown (BIT) is the leading Facebook application for live music fans and artists. BIT provides a personalized way for music fans to track their favorite artists so they never miss a live concert and to discover new touring artists, based on their musical preferences and location.
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closed 9/25/2017 via Company Press Release

Zedge Ltd, acquired Freeform Development, Inc.

synopsis: Zedge, a leading content platform for smartphone personalization, has acquired Freeform Development, a distribution platform that musicians and other artists can use to generate revenue by adopting a freemium monetization model. Freeform makes it easy for artists to create engaging mobile apps that attract fans by leading with free music.
buyer: Zedge Ltd (AMEX:ZDGE:$9.94)
Zedge is a content platform, and global leader in smartphone personalization, with more than 215 million app installs. People use Zedge to make their smartphones more personal; to express their emotions, tastes and interests using wallpapers, icons, widgets, ringtones and more. "
target: Freeform Development, Inc.
Freeform makes it easy for artists to create engaging mobile apps. Those apps attract the most fans by leading with free music. And those fans can become a source of recurring revenue. Freeform apps reimagine the digital listening experience, creating entire worlds for fans to discover.
price ($mm)
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announced 4/24/2013 via BNC Analysis

LX Ventures Inc., will acquire Mobio Identity Systems, Inc.

synopsis: LX Ventures Inc. ("LXV") and Mobio Technologies Inc. announced that LXV has entered into a term sheet to acquire Mobio. Mobio's flagship product, Mobio INsider, is a leading fan-directed content network for social media influencers and their fans.
buyer: LX Ventures Inc. (ITT.V:$0.00)
LX Ventures is a publicly-traded startup technology incubator that launches, acquires and integrates silicon valley style early-stage, high-growth technology companies. "
target: Mobio Identity Systems, Inc.
Mobio Technologies flagship product, Mobio INsider, is a leading fan directed content network and gamification platform that rewards music fans with content they have a hand in creating from the artists they love and connects brands to their desired audiences.
price ($mm)
$0.37
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 2/24/2020 via BNC Analysis

Ultimate Guitar USA LLC, acquired Crescendo

synopsis: CREATE-X at Georgia Tech, an entrepreneurship incubator designed to nurture the confidence and expertise that graduates need to run their own businesses, has announced its first exit. Crescendo, an AI-powered interactive music trainer that facilitates focused practice and immediate feedback for musicians, has been acquired by Ultimate Guitar.
buyer: Ultimate Guitar USA LLC
With 10 million registered users and over 20 million unique active users a month, Ultimate Guitar is the largest community of guitar enthusiasts in the world. It provides guitar tabs and chords to nearly 1 million songs along with lessons, articles and information about all things rock and roll. "
target parent: CREATE-X at Georgia Tech
target: Crescendo
Crescendo is an AI-powered interactive music trainer that facilitates focused practice and immediate feedback for musicians. Crescendo’s music assessment engine uses both monophonic and polyphonic pitch detection to analyze harmonic frequencies from the notes musicians play.
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closed 12/14/2020 via PR Newswire

Quantum Corporation, acquired CatDV

synopsis: Quantum Corp., a leading expert in scale-out storage, archive and data protection, has acquired CatDV, a UK software company that specializes in workflow management tools for the global film and broadcast industry. CatDV leverages AI technology to make it easier for businesses to catalog and analyze digital assets such as video, images, and more.
buyer: Quantum Corporation (QTM:$350.66)
Quantum is a leading expert in scale-out storage, archive and data protection, providing solutions for capturing, sharing and preserving digital assets over the entire data lifecycle. More than 100,000 customers have trusted Quantum to address their most demanding data workflow challenges. "
target: CatDV
CatDV is a UK software company that specializes in workflow management tools for the global film and broadcast industry. CatDV leverages AI technology to make it easier for businesses of any size to catalog and analyze digital assets such as video, images, audio files, PDFs, and more.
price ($mm)
$13
rev ($mm)
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closed 12/20/2018 via Company Press Release

Coats Group plc, acquired ThreadSol Software Pvt. Ltd

synopsis: Coats, the world’s leading industrial thread manufacturer, has acquired ThreadSol, a Singapore-based provider of cloud-based solutions for the apparel industry. ThreadSol's solutions utilize AI and big data to help their clients reduce fabric waste and costs, enabling them to boost their topline and bottomline by 10%.
buyer: Coats Group plc (LSE:COA:$1,558.50)
Coats is the world's leading industrial thread manufacturer and a major player in the Americas textile crafts market. Coats' innovative culture ensure the company continues to lead the way around the world, providing value added products and services to the apparel and footwear industries. "
target: ThreadSol Software Pvt. Ltd
Founded in 2013, ThreadSol is a Singapore-based provider of cloud-based solutions for the apparel industry. ThreadSol's solutions utilize AI and big data to help their clients reduce fabric waste and costs. ThreadSol enables apparel companies to boost their topline and bottomline by 10%.
price ($mm)
$12
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