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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 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 12/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Wondrlab, acquired WYP Worldwide

synopsis: Wondrlab, a platform-first martech company based out of India, has acquired What’s Your Problem (WYP), a marketing agency also based out of India that offers services in branding, social media marketing, intellectual property creation, web design, creative strategy, campaign management, and more.
buyer: Wondrlab
Wondrlab is a platform-first martech company based out of India. They offer services in branding, social media marketing, PR, media strategy, content marketing, and more. "
target: WYP Worldwide
WYP Worldwide is a marketing agency based out of India that offers services in branding, social media marketing, intellectual property creation, web design, creative strategy, campaign management, and more.
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closed 12/28/2020 via BNC Analysis

Cloud Equity Group, LLC, acquired Cirrus Tech Ltd.

synopsis: Cloud Equity Group, a leading global private equity firm that specializes in investments in technology and technology-enabled businesses, has acquired Cirrus Hosting and HostMDS. Headquartered in Toronto, Cirrus Hosting and HostMDS make up one of Canada’s largest web hosting companies and are leading providers of comprehensive internet services.
buyer: Cloud Equity Group, LLC
Cloud Equity Group is a strategically positioned investment management firm capitalizing on the rapidly expanding industries of web hosting and cloud-based infrastructure. Their primary focus is leveraging investor capital in the acquisition of private lower middle market companies. "
target: Cirrus Tech Ltd.
Cirrus Tech Ltd. is a leader in providing affordable, dependable Virtual Machine and Virtual Private Server hosting services in Canada. Based in Toronto, HostMDS is one of the fastest growing providers of hosting services across all tiers, satisfying the needs of small, medium, and large businesses
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closed 12/23/2020 via PR Newswire

Americaneagle.com, Inc., acquired Argo Ventures Digital

synopsis: Americaneagle.com, a global leader in website design and development, has acquired Argo Ventures Digital, a digital agency in Bulgaria that specializes in Sitefinity CMS services. Argo Ventures develops tailored solutions for their clients using the Sitefinity platform. They offer services for Sitefinity development, front-end development and more.
buyer: Americaneagle.com, Inc.
Americaneagle.com, Inc. is a full-service digital agency that provides best-in-class web design, development, hosting, post-launch support and digital marketing services. Some of their thousands of clients include Komatsu USA, Stuart Weitzman, WeatherTech, and the American Dental Association. "
target: Argo Ventures Digital
Argo Ventures Digital is a digital agency in Bulgaria that specializes in Sitefinity CMS services. Argo Ventures Digital develops tailored solutions for their clients using the Sitefinity platform. They offer services for Sitefinity development, Sitefinity upgrades, front-end development, and more.
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closed 12/16/2020 via BNC Analysis

Stritmedia, acquired Fleapo

synopsis: Stritmedia, an Indian company that operates in the Ad & News Media house + affiliate marketing sector, has acquired Fleapo Pvt Ltd, an IT solutions provider in India that specializes in web and app development. Fleapo creates interactive mobile apps and impactful websites to help their clients build powerful brands.
buyer: Stritmedia
Stritmedia is an Indian company that operates in the Ad & News Media house + affiliate marketing sector. Stritmedia was founded by Pawan Rai, an Indian entrepreneur that has experience in blogging, e-commerce, and marketing. "
target: Fleapo
Fleapo is an IT solutions provider in India that specializes in web and app development. Fleapo offers custom app development and internet marketing services. They create interactive mobile apps and impactful websites to help their clients build powerful brands.
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closed 12/9/2020 via Company Press Release

10Pearls, LLC, acquired Two Dots

synopsis: 10Pearls, an industry-leading end-to-end digital technology company, has acquired Two Dots, a boutique UX/UI research and consulting company in Pakistan. Two Dots provides web and app design services to help brands create personal, lasting relationships with their customers. They also offer services for augmented reality (AR) solutions.
buyer: 10Pearls, LLC
10Pearls is a global end-to-end digital technology services partner helping businesses leverage technology to scale and innovate. The company helps its customers digitalize their existing business, build innovative new products, and augment their existing teams with high performance team members. "
target: Two Dots
Two Dots is a boutique UX/UI research and consulting company in Pakistan. Two Dots provides web and app design services to help brands create personal, lasting relationships with their customers. They also offer services for augmented reality (AR) solutions such as mobile AR filters and AR mirrors.
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closed 12/9/2020 via Company Press Release

Valtech SA, acquired Headways Media

synopsis: Valtech, a global digital agency focused on business transformation, has acquired Headways Media, a Mexico-based digital agency. Headways Media helps global organizations and Mexican-based multi-nationals to uncover opportunities in digital sales and marketing performance. They offer services for SEO, SEM, web design, social media, email, and more.
buyer parent: SiegCo SA
buyer: Valtech SA (ENXTPA:LTE:$213.20)
Valtech is a global business transformation agency delivering innovation with a purpose. The company enables clients to anticipate tomorrow’s trends and connect more directly with consumers across their digital and physical touchpoints while optimizing time-to-market and ROI. "
target: Headways Media
Headways Media is a Mexico-based digital agency. Headways Media helps large global organizations and Mexican-based multi-nationals to uncover transformative opportunities in digital sales and marketing performance. They offer services for SEO, SEM, web design, social media, email, and more.
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closed 11/25/2020 via Company Press Release

Dept Agency, acquired BASIC

synopsis: Dept, a digital agency in Amsterdam, has acquired BASIC, a global branding and experience design company. BASIC helps lifestyle inspired companies engage consumers and communicate their brand culture. They offer services for brand messaging, campaign development, eCommerce & websites, customer experience, design production, and more.
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: BASIC
BASIC is a global branding and experience design company. BASIC helps lifestyle inspired companies engage consumers and communicate their brand culture. They offer services for brand messaging, campaign development, eCommerce & websites, customer experience, design production, and more.
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closed 11/13/2020 via BNC Analysis

Branscombe Group Limited, acquired Six Two

synopsis: Branscombe Group, a family-owned investment company in the UK, has acquired Six Two, a web design, development and optimisation business in the UK. Six Two produces great websites that empower businesses. They provide services for web consultancy, web design, UI/UX design and more. They also offer SEO, CRO and PPC digital marketing services.
buyer: Branscombe Group Limited
Branscombe Group is a family-owned investment company in the UK. Branscombe Group aims to unite great media businesses and support their growth ambitions. The group encourages their businesses to express their own personality and character, and share the group's family ethos and long term approach. "
target: Six Two
Six Two is a web design, development and optimisation business in the UK. Six Two produces great websites that empower businesses. They provide services for web consultancy, web design, UI/UX design, WordPress development and more. They also offer SEO, CRO and PPC digital marketing services.
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closed 11/11/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Web.com, Inc., acquired Freeparking Limited

synopsis: Web.com Group, a leading web technology company helping millions of customers around the globe thrive in a connected world, announced that it has acquired Freeparking, New Zealand's number one domain name registrar and web hosting provider.
buyer parent: Siris Capital Group
buyer: Web.com, Inc. (NasdaqGS:WEB:$750.88)
Web.com is a global software provider of front office marketing solutions servicing millions of customers around the world through their portfolio of brands – Network Solutions, Register.com, Web.com, CrazyDomains, Sitebeat and Vodien. "
target: Freeparking Limited
Established in 2000, the Freeparking group is New Zealand’s number one domain name and web hosting business. They provide domain names, web hosting and market leading online solutions to over 90,000 unique customers. Their mission is to unlock the growth potential for their customers’ businesses.
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closed 10/28/2020 via BNC Analysis

4NG, acquired Arlanet

synopsis: 4NG, a Dutch digital agency that supports their clients in their digital transformation process, has acquired Arlanet, a digital agency in the Netherlands. Arlanet specializes in developing software based on Microsoft .NET, Umbraco and EPiServer technology. They provide services for B2B e-commerce, corporate websites, and digital platforms.
buyer: 4NG
4NG is a Dutch digital agency that supports their clients in their digital transformation process. 4NG focuses on design & technology, data & performance, and digital transformation strategies. They offer services for e-commerce, chat bots, CRM, SEO, web and app development, and more. "
target: Arlanet
Arlanet is an innovative and specialized digital agency in the Netherlands. Arlanet specializes in developing software based on Microsoft .NET, Umbraco and EPiServer technology. They provide services for B2B e-commerce, corporate websites, and digital platforms.
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closed 10/15/2020 via Company Press Release

GlynnDevins, acquired Linkmedia 360

synopsis: GlynnDevins, the leading technology-enabled marketing agency serving the senior living category, has acquired Linkmedia 360, a data-driven, digital marketing company. Linkmedia 360 creates and implements comprehensive lead generation programs using digital, social, mobile and traditional media channels.
buyer parent: CIP Capital
buyer: GlynnDevins
GlynnDevins is the leader in senior living marketing solutions. Their research-based brand development process, targeted digital advertising programs and metrics-based campaign strategies continue to be core service offerings within the agency. "
target: Linkmedia 360
Linkmedia 360 is a data-driven, digital marketing company. Linkmedia 360 creates and implements comprehensive lead generation programs using digital, social, mobile and traditional media channels. Their vast array of marketing services include SEO, paid media, email, web development and more.
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closed 10/7/2020 via Company Press Release

EveryMatrix Ltd, acquired TOTOIT CO. LTD

synopsis: iGaming technology provider EveryMatrix announces the acquisition of TOTOIT, a Thailand-based development company. TOTOIT specialises in front-end solutions, bespoke websites, intranet/extranet design, and custom programming, using the latest technologies and frameworks.
buyer: EveryMatrix Ltd
EveryMatrix delivers a modular and API driven product suite for casino, sports betting, payments and affiliate/agent management. The company’s B2B iGaming solutions are designed to help clients unleash bold ideas and deliver outstanding player experiences in regulated markets. "
target: TOTOIT CO. LTD
TOTOIT, a Thailand-based web development company. TOTOIT specialises in front-end solutions, bespoke websites, intranet/extranet design, and custom programming, using the latest technologies and frameworks.
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closed 10/7/2020 via PR Newswire

Rightpoint, acquired Something Digital

synopsis: Rightpoint has acquired Something Digital, a premier interactive agency. The addition of Something Digital's deep commerce expertise to Rightpoint's customer experience leadership, will further enable the company's ability to drive experience-led transformation at scale for clients across industries.
buyer parent: Genpact Ltd
buyer: Rightpoint
Rightpoint, a Genpact company, is a global experience leader. From whiteboard to roll-out, Rightpoint helps its clients embed experience across their operations from front to back offices to accelerate digital transformation through a human-centric lens. "
target: Something Digital
Something Digital is a premier interactive agency specializing in ecommerce website design, digital strategy, and user experience. Something Digital offers strategic, creative solutions that help clients grow their business.
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closed 9/17/2020 via BusinessWire

Havas, acquired Camp + King

synopsis: Havas Group, one of the world’s largest global communications groups, announced it has acquired a majority stake in Camp + King, an award-winning independent creative agency that combines brand storytelling with expertise in digital, social and content development.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: Havas (ENXTPA:HAV:$2,703.63)
Based in France, Havas is one of the world’s largest global communications groups. Havas has a fully integrated model through its Havas Villages around the world. In these Villages, creative, media and healthcare & wellness teams work together, ensuring agility and seamless experiences for clients. "
target: Camp + King
Camp + King is an advertising agency with offices in San Francisco and Chicago. Founded in 2011, they combine brand storytelling with expertise in digital, social and content development.
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closed 9/15/2020 via BNC Analysis

Paprika Global Pte Ltd merged with Huntington Communications,

synopsis: Public relations agency Huntington Communications and creative agency Paprika Global have merged to form Distilleri, an independent strategic communications consultancy. Both agencies are uniting to form a stronger suite of communication solutions as the marketing and media landscapes are becoming more fragmented.
buyer: Huntington Communications
Huntington Communications is a public relations and crisis communications agency that works with global leaders as well as Singapore-based companies to manage reputation and shape opinions. They also specialize in event management, digital and social strategy, branding, media relations and more. "
target: Paprika Global Pte Ltd
Paprika is a fully integrated communications agency established since 2000. They provide a full suite of offerings spanning the following– Strategy, Creative, Digital, Social Networking, Relationship Management and Media Services.
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closed 8/31/2020 via PR Newswire

Schafer Condon Carter, Inc., acquired TimeZoneOne

synopsis: Schafer Condon Carter (SCC) has acquired 100 percent of the operations of TimeZoneOne (TZO), a multi-faceted PR and digital agency. The acquisition marks another step forward in SCC's growth journey to better serve its clients through data-driven human insights paired with inventive creativity.
buyer: Schafer Condon Carter, Inc.
SCC is a digitally driven, full-service creative agency that builds brands and businesses through data-driven human insights and powerful brand ideas. SCC works with Kellogg's, Danone, the Chicago Cubs, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Casey's General Stores, and First Midwest Bank, among others. "
target: TimeZoneOne
TimeZoneOne integrates brand building, public relations, website development, digital marketing, social media management, content creation, and experiential activations. This integrated approach delivers more effective communications, stronger results, and better ROI.
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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 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.
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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:$3,434.65)
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.
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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.
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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
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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
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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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closed 8/13/2020 via Company Press Release

Transfermarkt.de, acquired SCOUTASTIC GmbH

synopsis: Transfermarkt GmbH & Co. KG acquires 50.1 percent of the shares in SCOUTASTIC GmbH, which is a subsidiary of JUST ADD AI GmbH. SCOUTASTIC is the central platform for the planning and management of all scouting activities. SCOUTASTIC's AI-based data analysis allows sports clubs to optimize their player observation and talent screening.
buyer parent: Axel Springer SE
buyer: Transfermarkt.de
With its online presence Transfermarkt.de and with the country portals Transfermarkt.at (Austria) and Transfermarkt.ch (Switzerland), Transfermarkt GmbH & Co. KG is one of the largest sports sites in the German-speaking Internet. "
target parent: JUST ADD AI GmbH
target: SCOUTASTIC GmbH
SCOUTASTIC is the central platform for the planning and management of all scouting activities. SCOUTASTIC's AI-based data analysis allows sports clubs to optimize their player observation and talent screening.
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