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closed 2/10/2017 via Company Press Release

Ford Motor Company, acquired Argo AI, LLC

synopsis: Ford Motor Company, one of the largest automobile makers in the world, has acquired Argo AI, an artificial intelligence company dedicated to self-driving vehicles. Argo AI is developing and deploying the latest advancements in artificial intelligence, machine learning and computer vision to help build safe and efficient self-driving vehicles.
buyer: Ford Motor Company (F:$129,052.00)
Ford Motor Company is one of the largest automobile makers in the world. The company designs, manufactures, markets and services a full line of Ford cars, trucks, SUVs and electrified vehicles and is pursuing leadership positions in electrification, autonomous vehicles and mobility solutions. "
target: Argo AI, LLC
Argo AI is an artificial intelligence company dedicated to self-driving vehicles. The company is developing and deploying the latest advancements in artificial intelligence, machine learning and computer vision to help build safe and efficient self-driving vehicles.
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announced 6/11/2021 via Company Press Release

NVIDIA Corporation, will acquire DeepMap

synopsis: NVIDIA, the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, has agreed to acquire DeepMap, a startup dedicated to building high-definition maps for autonomous vehicles to navigate the world safely.
buyer: NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA:$19,256.00)
NVIDIA Corporation is the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies. The Company creates innovative, industry-changing products for computing, consumer electronics, and mobile devices. "
target: DeepMap
DeepMap is a startup dedicated to building high-definition maps for autonomous vehicles to navigate the world safely. They are partnering with companies around the world who are pushing the boundaries in autonomy, including Ford, Honda, SAIC Motor, Bosch, Daimler, and Einride.
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announced 11/3/2020 via BusinessWire

V99, Inc., will acquire TeleNav, Inc.

synopsis: Telenav, Inc., a leading provider of connected-car and location-based services, announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement to be acquired by V99, Inc., a Delaware corporation led by HP Jin, Co-Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Telenav.
buyer: V99, Inc.
V99, Inc. is a Delaware corporation led by HP Jin, Co-Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Telenav to take Telenav private. "
target: TeleNav, Inc. (TNAV:$243.32)
Telenav is a leading provider of connected car and location-based services, focused on transforming life on the go for people – before, during, and after every drive. Telenav's location platform enable global brands to deliver custom connected car and mobile experiences.
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$225 [$122]
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$240
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$8
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closed 9/22/2020 via GlobeNewswire

LeddarTech, acquired Phantom Intelligence

synopsis: LeddarTech has acquired the assets of Phantom Intelligence, a company that is recognized for their expertise in signal processing and LiDAR technology that protects vulnerable road users (VRUs) and improves the safety and fluidity of travel by offering solutions that enable reliable advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS).
buyer: LeddarTech
Canada-based LeddarTech is an industry leader in Advanced Driver Assistance System and Autonomous Driving (AD) technology. The company provides Tier-1 suppliers and AD system integrators with the most versatile and scalable auto and mobility sensing platform through its LeddarEngine product. "
target: Phantom Intelligence
Founded in 2011, Phantom Intelligence is recognized for their expertise in signal processing and LiDAR technology that protects vulnerable road users (VRUs) and improves the safety and fluidity of travel by offering solutions that enable reliable advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS).
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closed 4/9/2020 via BusinessWire

Luxoft, acquired Cmore Automotive GmbH

synopsis: Luxoft, a Swiss digital strategy and software engineering firm, has acquired CMORE Automotive, a services provider dedicated to the development and validation of AI-driven mobility systems. Headquartered in Germany, CMORE Automotive acts as a strategic autonomous drive development partner serving major German automakers and their key suppliers.
buyer parent: DXC Technology Company
buyer: Luxoft (LXFT:$910.70)
Luxoft is a Swiss digital strategy and software engineering firm providing bespoke technology solutions. Luxoft uses technology to enable business transformation, enhance customer experiences, and boost operational efficiency through its strategy, consulting, and engineering services. "
target: Cmore Automotive GmbH
Germany-based CMORE Automotive is a development partner for AI-driven mobility concepts worldwide, providing comprehensive engineering, data, and platform solutions for Autonomous Driving, Connectivity, and Electrification.
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announced 1/29/2020 via BNC Analysis

Kudan, will acquire Artisense Corporation

synopsis: Kudan, an AR/VR company based in Tokyo, is to acquire Artisense, a company that offers cutting edge computer vision product for real-time localization, mapping and navigation of highly automated or fully autonomous vehicles. They are based in Germany.
buyer: Kudan (TSE:4425:$2.31)
Japan-based Kudan is accelerating the evolution of Virtuality (AR/MR/VR)* and Robotics (automobile/drone/robot) by developing industry leading computer software algorithms classified as Artificial Perception. "
target: Artisense Corporation
Based in Germany, Artisense offers cutting edge computer vision product for real-time localization, mapping and navigation of highly automated or fully autonomous vehicles.
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closed 1/8/2020 via BusinessWire

TTTech Auto, acquired Red Pine Software

synopsis: TTTech Auto, a global leader in safety software platforms for automated driving and beyond, has acquired the Turkish automotive software company Red Pine Software. In Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) are the core expertise areas of the company which requires a very skilled team and high-quality software.
buyer parent: TTTech
buyer: TTTech Auto
TTTech Auto provides solutions for the challenges of future vehicle generations. The company specializes in safe software and hardware platforms for automated driving and beyond, applicable in series production programs. "
target: Red Pine Software
Red Pine Software was established in 2017 in Turkey. The company focuses on automotive software. In Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) are the core expertise areas of the company which requires a very skilled team and high-quality software.
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closed 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Waymo LLC, acquired Latent Logic

synopsis: Waymo, a self-driving technology development company and subsidiary of Google, has acquired Latent Logic, a UK start-up. Spun out of Oxford University in 2017, Latent Logic develops simulations of motorist, cyclist, and pedestrian behavior using data collected from traffic cameras.
buyer parent: Google
buyer: Waymo LLC
Waymo LLC is a self-driving technology development company. It is a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc. Waymo originated as a project of Google before it became a stand-alone subsidiary in December 2016. In April 2017, Waymo started a limited trial of a self-driving taxi service in Phoenix, Arizona. "
target parent: University of Oxford
target: Latent Logic
Latent Logic is a UK start-up that uses imitation learning to simulate models of human behavior on the road. Spun out of Oxford University in 2017, Latent Logic develops simulations of motorist, cyclist, and pedestrian behavior using data collected from traffic cameras.
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closed 6/25/2019 via BNC Analysis

Apple, Inc., acquired Drive.ai

synopsis: Apple Inc. has acquired Drive.ai, a purpose driven company based in Mountain View, California that believes in the mission of making the dreams of self-driving cars a reality. Drive.ai are creating AI software for autonomous vehicles using deep learning.
buyer: Apple, Inc. (AAPL:$347,155.00)
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms—iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS—provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices. "
target: Drive.ai
Drive.ai is a purpose driven company based in Mountain View, California that believes in the mission of making the dreams of self-driving cars a reality. They are creating AI software for autonomous vehicles using deep learning.
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announced 4/3/2019 via BNC Analysis

Lear Corporation, will acquire Xevo

synopsis: Lear Corporation announced its acquisition of Xevo Inc., an automotive software supplier crafting solutions for cars, clouds and mobile devices. Xevo is the global leader in connected car software and smart user experiences.
buyer: Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA:$21,148.50)
Lear is one of the world's leading suppliers of automotive seating systems and electrical systems (E-Systems). Lear serves every major automaker in the world, and Lear content can be found on more than 400 vehicle nameplates. "
target: Xevo
Xevo is the global leader in connected car software and smart user experiences. Their powerful AI software solutions use analytics and data insights to provide an AI-enhanced driving experience for consumers, and monetization opportunities for automakers, merchant partners, and service providers.
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closed 9/27/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Hexagon Positioning Intelligence, acquired AutonomouStuff

synopsis: Hexagon’s Positioning Intelligence division, a global technology leader, pioneering end-to-end solutions for assured positioning for land, sea, and air, has acquired AutonomouStuff. Founded in 2010, U.S.-based AutonomouStuff is pioneering solutions and platforms for autonomous vehicle development, robotics and data intelligence innovation.
buyer parent: Hexagon AB
buyer: Hexagon Positioning Intelligence
Hexagon’s Positioning Intelligence division is a global technology leader, pioneering end-to-end solutions for assured positioning for land, sea, and air. "
target: AutonomouStuff
Founded in 2010, U.S.-based AutonomouStuff is pioneering solutions and platforms for autonomous vehicle development, robotics and data intelligence innovation.
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announced 10/24/2017 via PR Newswire

Delphi Automotive PLC, will acquire nuTonomy, Inc.

synopsis: Delphi Automotive PLC, a high-technology company that integrates safer, greener and more connected solutions for the automotive and transportation sectors, announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire nuTonomy, Inc., the leading developer of state-of-the-art software for self-driving vehicles.
buyer: Delphi Automotive PLC (DLPH:$13,863.00)
Based in the UK, Delphi Automotive PLC is a high-technology company that integrates safer, greener and more connected solutions for the automotive and transportation sectors. Delphi operates technical centers, manufacturing sites and customer support services in 46 countries. "
target: nuTonomy, Inc.
nuTonomy is the leading developer of state-of-the-art software for self-driving vehicles. nuTonomy is developing the first-of-its-kind complete solution for providing point-to-point mobility via large fleets of autonomous vehicles.
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announced 3/13/2017 via BNC Analysis

Intel Corporation, will acquire Mobileye

synopsis: Intel Corporation, the world's largest semiconductor chip maker, announced it will acquire Mobileye N.V., a global leader in the development of computer vision and machine learning, data analysis, localization and mapping for advanced driver assistance systems and autonomous driving.
buyer: Intel Corporation (INTC:$78,098.00)
Intel architecture goes beyond PCs and servers and extends to phones, tablets, consumer electronics devices, and more. They are the world's largest semiconductor chip maker, based on revenue. "
target: Mobileye (MBLY:$358.16)
Mobileye is the global leader in the development of vision technology for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and autonomous driving. Mobileye’s system-on-chip (SoC) – the EyeQ® family – provides the processing power to support a comprehensive suite of ADAS functions based on a single camera sensor.
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$15,300 [$14,700]
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$358
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$125
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117.6x
closed 1/18/2017 via BusinessWire

TomTom NV, acquired Autonomos GmbH

synopsis: TomTom announced that it has acquired Autonomos, a Berlin-based autonomous driving start-up. Autonomos has built up expertise and technologies in the process, including a full demonstration-level autonomous driving software stack, 3D sensor technology, and digital image processing.
buyer: TomTom NV (ENXTAM:TOM2:$1,079.90)
Founded in 1991, TomTom is a leading provider of navigation and location-based products and services. TomTom maps, traffic information and navigation technology power automotive in-dash systems, mobile devices, web based applications and government and business solutions. "
target: Autonomos GmbH
Autonomos GmbH is a high-tech start-up company based in Berlin, Germany, providing software and services for autonomous driving as well as customisable safety and automation solutions for heavy duty vehicles.
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announced 12/15/2016 via PR Newswire

UIEvolution, will acquire Surround

synopsis: UIEvolution, Inc. announced it has entered into a definitive agreement with Seattle-based machine learning startup Surround.io Corporation under which UIEvolution will acquire Surround.io. Surround has been developing an industrial-scale machine learning infrastructure with a specific focus on applying computer vision to automotive scenarios.
buyer: UIEvolution
UIEvolution is a global leader in connected services for Mobile, Tablet, TV and Automotive applications. It's software solution delivers native and HTML5 apps managed from a cloud-based platform, ensuring a great consumer engagement experience. "
target: Surround
Surround.io has been developing an industrial-scale machine learning infrastructure with a specific focus on applying computer vision to automotive scenarios and enabling vast numbers of cars to share information and act cooperatively.
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announced 8/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

DoorDash, will acquire Scotty Labs

synopsis: DoorDash, a on-demand food delivery service, will be acquiring Scotty Labs, a tele-operations company that is working on technology to enable people to remotely control self-driving cars. Instead of removing humans from the driving experience entirely, Scotty Labs aims to keep humans in virtually.
buyer: DoorDash
DoorDash Inc. is a San Francisco–based on-demand food delivery service founded in 2013. They are one of several technology companies that uses logistics services to offer food delivery from restaurants on-demand. "
target: Scotty Labs
Scotty Labs is a tele-operations company that is working on technology to enable people to remotely control self-driving cars. Instead of removing humans from the driving experience entirely, Scotty Labs aims to keep humans in virtually.
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closed 5/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

Nuance Communications, Inc., acquired Voicebox Technologies Corporation

synopsis: Nuance Communications, Inc., a leading provider of voice and language solutions, has acquired Voicebox Technologies, a company that builds award-winning voice applications for the Auto, Home and Mobile markets. Voicebox's VoiceAI platform allows businesses to create natural, multi-person, cross-device experiences.
buyer: Nuance Communications, Inc. (NUAN:$1,463.14)
Nuance Communications, Inc. is a leading provider of voice and language 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 devices and systems. "
target: Voicebox Technologies Corporation
Voicebox builds award-winning voice applications for the Auto, Home and Mobile markets. By integrating Artificial Intelligence into their patented Context Management, their VoiceAI platform creates a uniquely natural, multi-person, cross-device experience.
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$82
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closed 8/18/2016 via BNC Analysis

Uber Technologies, Inc., acquired Otto

synopsis: Uber, an American multinational online transportation network, has acquired Otto, a company that develops self driving truck solutions. They have been focusing on self-driving technology that could be fitted into trucks that are already on the road now.
buyer: Uber Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:UBER:$12,982.00)
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. "
target: Otto
Otto develops self driving truck solutions. They have been focusing on self-driving technology that could be fitted into trucks that are already on the road now. The company was founded in 2016 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, California.
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$680
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closed 7/15/2020 via Company Press Release

dSPACE, acquired Intempora

synopsis: dSPACE, a provider of solutions for the development of connected, automated, and electrically powered vehicles, has acquired Intempora, a French developer of advanced software for robotics and autonomous vehicles. Intempora offers a real-time development software solution that enables engineers to easily develop, test, and execute their apps.
buyer: dSPACE
dSPACE is the leading provider of solutions for networked, autonomous, and electrically powered vehicles. With a broad portfolio and cutting-edge technology, they are much in demand as a development partner in the automotive industry, aerospace and industrial automation. "
target: Intempora
Intempora is a French developer of advanced software for robotics, driver assistance systems and autonomous vehicles. Intempora offers a real-time development software solution that enables engineers and researchers to easily develop, test, validate, benchmark and execute their applications.
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closed 10/7/2015 via Bloomberg

Apple, Inc., acquired Perceptio

synopsis: Apple Inc. acquired Perceptio, a startup developing technology to let companies run advanced artificial intelligence systems on smartphones without needing to share as much user data.
buyer: Apple, Inc. (AAPL:$347,155.00)
Apple Inc. designs, manufactures and markets mobile communication and media devices, personal computers, and portable digital music players, and a variety of related software, services, peripherals, networking solutions, and third-party digital content and applications. "
target: Perceptio
Perceptio is a small startup that is developing technology that would let smartphone companies create advanced artificial intelligence systems "without needing to share as much user data" in the cloud.
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closed 2/10/2017 via Company Press Release

Ford Motor Company, acquired Argo AI, LLC

synopsis: Ford Motor Company, one of the largest automobile makers in the world, has acquired Argo AI, an artificial intelligence company dedicated to self-driving vehicles. Argo AI is developing and deploying the latest advancements in artificial intelligence, machine learning and computer vision to help build safe and efficient self-driving vehicles.
buyer: Ford Motor Company (F:$129,052.00)
Ford Motor Company is one of the largest automobile makers in the world. The company designs, manufactures, markets and services a full line of Ford cars, trucks, SUVs and electrified vehicles and is pursuing leadership positions in electrification, autonomous vehicles and mobility solutions. "
target: Argo AI, LLC
Argo AI is an artificial intelligence company dedicated to self-driving vehicles. The company is developing and deploying the latest advancements in artificial intelligence, machine learning and computer vision to help build safe and efficient self-driving vehicles.
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announced 6/17/2021 via Company Press Release

Ford Motor Company, will acquire Electriphi

synopsis: Ford, one of the largest automobile makers in the world, will acquire Electriphi, a leading provider of electric vehicle (EV) fleet and energy management solutions. Electriphi simplifies the transition to EV fleets. Their software provides an end-to-end view of EV fleet operations with real-time status for vehicles, chargers and other fleet assets.
buyer: Ford Motor Company (F:$129,052.00)
Ford Motor Company is a global company based in Dearborn, Michigan. The company designs, manufactures, markets and services a full line of Ford cars, trucks, SUVs and electrified vehicles and is pursuing leadership positions in electrification, autonomous vehicles and mobility solutions. "
target: Electriphi
Electriphi is a leading provider of electric vehicle (EV) fleet and energy management solutions. Electriphi simplifies the transition to EV fleets. Their software provides an end-to-end view of EV fleet operations with real-time status for vehicles, chargers, and other fleet assets.
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closed 9/12/2019 via BNC Analysis

Fair, acquired Canvas

synopsis: Fair, a FinTech company that has built a smartphone-based car leasing platform, has acquired Canvas, an online platform for personalized car leasing that includes insurance, maintenance, and warranty coverage, from its owner Ford Motor Credit. The Canvas business will continue to operate, but it will gradually switch over to the Fair brand.
buyer: Fair
Fair is a FinTech company that provides a new way to shop, get approved, and pay for a car all from a phone. The company provides customers with the freedom to drive the car they want for as long as they want, and the flexibility to turn it in at any time. "
target parent: Ford Motor Company
target: Canvas
Canvas is an online platform that offers convenient and personalized monthly car subscriptions from 3-12+ months. All of Canvas' cars come with everything customers need to hit the road, like insurance, maintenance, and warranty coverage.
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closed 7/31/2019 via Company Press Release

Ford Motor Company, acquired Quantum Signal LLC

synopsis: Ford Motor Company, one of the largest automobile makers in the world, has acquired Quantum Signal, a company that has worked on the cutting edge of mobile robotics for numerous clients, including the military and helped the military develop software that allowed it to remotely control robotic vehicles from thousands of miles away.
buyer: Ford Motor Company (F:$129,052.00)
Ford Motor Company is one of the largest automobile makers in the world. The company designs, manufactures, markets and services a full line of Ford cars, trucks, SUVs and electrified vehicles and is pursuing leadership positions in electrification, autonomous vehicles and mobility solutions. "
target: Quantum Signal LLC
Quantum Signal has worked on the cutting edge of mobile robotics for numerous clients, including the military. Quantum Signal helped the military develop software that allowed it to remotely control robotic vehicles from thousands of miles away.
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closed 11/9/2018 via BusinessWire

Ford Motor Company, acquired Spin

synopsis: Ford Smart Mobility, LLC, a division of Ford Motor Company, has acquired Spin, a San Francisco-based electric scooter-sharing company that provides customers an alternative for first- and last-mile transportation.
buyer: Ford Motor Company (F:$129,052.00)
Ford Motor Company, is one of the largest automobile makers in the world. The company designs, manufactures, markets and services a full line of Ford cars, trucks, SUVs and electrified vehicles and is pursuing leadership positions in electrification, autonomous vehicles and mobility solutions. "
target: Spin
Spin is a San Francisco-based electric scooter-sharing company that provides customers an alternative for first- and last-mile transportation. They currently serve more than 50 markets in the US, including Seattle, Dallas, Washington DC, Charlotte, and Miami.
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closed 1/25/2018 via BNC Analysis

Ford Motor Company, acquired TransLoc

synopsis: Ford Motor Company, one of the largest automobile makers in the world, has bought TransLoc through its subsidiary Ford Smart Mobility LLC. TransLoc makes software platforms for transit agencies, cities and universities. TransLoc offers software that helps public-owned transit systems more efficiently respond to demand.
buyer: Ford Motor Company (F:$129,052.00)
Ford Motor Company, is one of the largest automobile makers in the world. The company designs, manufactures, markets and services a full line of Ford cars, trucks, SUVs and electrified vehicles and is pursuing leadership positions in electrification, autonomous vehicles and mobility solutions. "
target: TransLoc
TransLoc makes software platforms for transit agencies, cities and universities. TransLoc offers software that helps public-owned transit systems more efficiently respond to demand. The company works with cities across the country.
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closed 1/25/2018 via BNC Analysis

Ford Motor Company, acquired Autonomic

synopsis: Ford Motor Company, the premier automobile maker, has bought Autonomic through its subsidiary Ford Smart Mobility LLC. Autonomic creates cloud-based platforms for transportation companies. Their Transportation Mobility Cloud is a platform that connects urban mobility systems with the goal of creating a safer transportation network.
buyer: Ford Motor Company (F:$129,052.00)
Ford Motor Company, is one of the largest automobile makers in the world. The company designs, manufactures, markets and services a full line of Ford cars, trucks, SUVs and electrified vehicles and is pursuing leadership positions in electrification, autonomous vehicles and mobility solutions. "
target: Autonomic
Autonomic creates cloud-based platforms for transportation companies. Their Transportation Mobility Cloud is a platform that connects the diverse components of today’s urban mobility systems with the goal of creating a safer, more efficient and sustainable transportation network.
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closed 2/10/2017 via Company Press Release

Ford Motor Company, acquired Argo AI, LLC

synopsis: Ford Motor Company, one of the largest automobile makers in the world, has acquired Argo AI, an artificial intelligence company dedicated to self-driving vehicles. Argo AI is developing and deploying the latest advancements in artificial intelligence, machine learning and computer vision to help build safe and efficient self-driving vehicles.
buyer: Ford Motor Company (F:$129,052.00)
Ford Motor Company is one of the largest automobile makers in the world. The company designs, manufactures, markets and services a full line of Ford cars, trucks, SUVs and electrified vehicles and is pursuing leadership positions in electrification, autonomous vehicles and mobility solutions. "
target: Argo AI, LLC
Argo AI is an artificial intelligence company dedicated to self-driving vehicles. The company is developing and deploying the latest advancements in artificial intelligence, machine learning and computer vision to help build safe and efficient self-driving vehicles.
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closed 8/17/2016 via BNC Analysis

Ford Motor Company, acquired SAIPS

synopsis: Ford Motor Co., a global automotive industry leader, has acquired SAIPS, an Israeli company that develops technologies that are key to self-driving vehicles. SAIPS is a world-class provider of customized algorithmic solutions in the fields of computer vision and machine learning.
buyer: Ford Motor Company (F:$129,052.00)
Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. "
target: SAIPS
SAIPS is a world-class provider of customized algorithmic solutions in the fields of computer vision and machine learning. They are an Israeli company that develops technologies that are key to self-driving vehicles.
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closed 6/2/2016 via PE Hub

Providence Equity Partners Inc., acquired OEConnection LLC

synopsis: OEConnection LLC (OEC), a leading automotive parts technology provider for original equipment manufacturers’ (OEM) distribution networks, facilitating an estimated $20 billion in annual replacement parts trade, announced that Providence Equity Partners will acquire a majority equity stake in OEC.
buyer: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
Providence is a premier global asset management firm with $45 billion in assets under management across complementary private equity and credit businesses. Providence pioneered a sector-focused approach to private equity investing. "
target parent: Ford Motor Company
target: OEConnection LLC
OEConnection is the leading parts ecommerce technology provider for OEM distribution networks, serving over 20 OEMs, 100,000 dealership and repair customers. Customers use OEC solutions millions of times each month to access real-time, dynamic pricing and to move original equipment parts.
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closed 9/26/2013 via Reuters

Ford Motor Company, acquired Livio Connect

synopsis: Ford has bought software company Livio in a move the automaker hopes will beef up its in-car connectivity that is critical to winning over younger, more affluent buyers. The acquisition will also help promote the automaker's method of connecting smartphones with the vehicle as an industry standard, which will help speed the pace of app development
buyer: Ford Motor Company (F:$129,052.00)
Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. "
target: Livio Connect
Livio Connect is a liaison between consumers' various apps and hardware devices. It’s a protocol that enables users to control today’s apps with their voice or fingers through the physical buttons on hardware equipment — including enabled car stereos, televisions, and home audio systems.
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$10
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announced 10/10/2012 via PR Newswire

DealerTrack, Inc., will purchase iConnect Direct DMS from Ford Motor Company of Canada, Ltd.

synopsis: DealerTrack announced that DealerTrack Canada will acquire the assets of Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited's iCONNECT Direct DMS business. iCONNECT Direct is an internal dealership managment software application.
buyer: DealerTrack, Inc. (TRAK:$993.05)
DealerTrack's intuitive and high-value web-based software solutions and services enhance efficiency and profitability for all major segments of the automotive retail industry, including dealers, lenders, OEMs, third-party retailers, agents, and aftermarket providers. "
seller parent: Ford Motor Company
seller: Ford Motor Company of Canada, Ltd.
Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited, manufactures vehicles, engines, and automotive accessories. The company also operates iCONNECT Direct, an internal Dealership Managment Software.
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$243.32
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.97
EBIT ($mm)
$2.70
Net Income ($mm)
$6.36
Employees
696
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Ticker: OM:SEYE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Smart Eye
Smart Eye
Smart Eye is a Swedish developer of AI-powered eye-tracking technology. Smart Eye's Driver Monitoring System (DMS) offers eye tracking software for integration in passenger cars and other vehicles to facilitate better safety and other functions that improve the user experience.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$12.40
EBITDA ($mm)
($8.20)
EBIT ($mm)
($8.58)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
102
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Ticker: OM:IAR B
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IAR Systems Group AB
IAR Systems Group AB
IAR Systems is the world’s leading independent provider of software for programming of processors in embedded systems. IAR Systems’ software is used by companies mainly operating in industrial automation, medical technology, telecommunications, consumer electronics and the automotive industry.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$41.95
EBITDA ($mm)
$13.44
EBIT ($mm)
$13.06
Net Income ($mm)
$9.73
Employees
163
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Ticker: SZSE:300496
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thundersoft
Thundersoft is a world-leading provider of mobile operating system and smart device solutions. The company delivers solutions and services to markets (including smartphone, tablet, IoT, automotive and enterprise markets) with full-stack engineering resources covering software and hardware.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$151.01
EBITDA ($mm)
$12.29
EBIT ($mm)
$10.54
Net Income ($mm)
$14.31
Employees
2124
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Ticker: OM:ENEA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Enea AB
Enea AB
Enea is a global supplier of network software platforms and world class services, with a vision of helping customers develop amazing functions in a connected society.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$103.15
EBITDA ($mm)
$27.79
EBIT ($mm)
$22.90
Net Income ($mm)
$20.05
Employees
660
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Ticker: ASX:BUD
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Buddy Platform Ltd.
Buddy Platform Ltd.
Buddy Platform delivers a highly secure, cloud-based global platform to access, process, shape and manage the raw data generated by hundreds of millions of connected devices, appliances and sensors. The collection of this data is the IoT Data Graph.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$0.10
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.13)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.16)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: AKAM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Akamai Technologies
Akamai Technologies
Akamai, the leader in Content Delivery Network services, makes the Internet fast, reliable and secure for its customers. Their advanced web performance, mobile performance, cloud security and media delivery solutions are revolutionizing how businesses optimize experiences for any device, anywhere.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$3,334.66
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,091.55
EBIT ($mm)
$734.81
Net Income ($mm)
$584.18
Employees
8368
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Ticker: DZSI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DZS Inc.
DZS Inc.
DZS Inc. is a global leader of intelligent, packet-based mobile transport, broadband access and network orchestration and cloud-native automation solutions.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$300.64
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.81)
EBIT ($mm)
($6.05)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
750
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Ticker: IFXY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Infrax Systems, Inc.
Infrax Systems, Inc.
Infrax Systems offers a series of interrelated operational management, communications, and grid security related products and services known as Secure Intelligent Energy Platform (SIEP). Its products enable a comprehensive solution for communications and applications management of the Smart Grid.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$0.52
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.71)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.72)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
7
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Ticker: XTRA:VOW3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Volkswagen AG
The Volkswagen Group with its headquarters in Wolfsburg is one of the world’s leading automobile manufacturers and the largest carmaker in Europe. In 2014, the Group increased the number of vehicles delivered to customers to 10.137 million (2013: 9.731 million).
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$269,203.94
EBITDA ($mm)
$14,440.93
EBIT ($mm)
$8,230.43
Net Income ($mm)
$5,573.65
Employees
664196
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Ticker: XTRA:DAI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Daimler AG
Daimler AG is one of the world's most successful automotive companies. Daimler Group is one of the biggest producers of premium cars and the world's biggest manufacturer of commercial vehicles with a global reach.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$191,616.03
EBITDA ($mm)
$7,381.27
EBIT ($mm)
$1,236.78
Net Income ($mm)
$423.14
Employees
298611
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Ticker: GM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
General Motors Corporation
General Motors Corporation
General Motors, one of the world's largest automakers, traces its roots back to 1908. With its global headquarters in Detroit, GM employs 205,000 people in every major region of the world and does business in some 157 countries.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$152,356.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$13,690.00
EBIT ($mm)
$6,897.00
Net Income ($mm)
$9,687.00
Employees
215000
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Ticker: F
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company,is one of the largest automobile makers in the world. The company designs, manufactures, markets and services a full line of Ford cars, trucks, SUVs and electrified vehicles and is pursuing leadership positions in electrification, autonomous vehicles and mobility solutions.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$129,052.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$8,451.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,539.00
Net Income ($mm)
$3,976.00
Employees
186000
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Ticker: DB:BMW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BMW Group
BMW Group
Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft (BMW Group), together with its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and sale of cars and motorcycles worldwide. Its Automotive segment develops, manufactures, assembles, and sells cars and off-road vehicles under the BMW, MINI, and Rolls-Royce brands.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$119,863.69
EBITDA ($mm)
$16,131.65
EBIT ($mm)
$11,785.58
Net Income ($mm)
$9,306.15
Employees
129545
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Ticker: ENXTPA:UG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Groupe PSA
Groupe PSA
Based in France, Groupe PSA designs unique automotive experiences and delivers mobility solutions to meet all customer expectations. The Group has five car brands, Peugeot, Citroën, DS, Opel and Vauxhall, and provides a wide array of mobility and smart services under the Free2Move brand.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$72,382.91
EBITDA ($mm)
$7,048.13
EBIT ($mm)
$5,111.79
Net Income ($mm)
$2,311.13
Employees
170000
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Ticker: TSE:7201
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nissan Motor Corporation
Nissan Motor Corporation
Nissan is a global full-line vehicle manufacturer that sells more than 60 models under the Nissan, Infiniti and Datsun brands. In fiscal year 2015, the company sold more than 5.4 million vehicles globally, generating revenue of 12.19 trillion yen.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$117,432.70
EBITDA ($mm)
$11,871.62
EBIT ($mm)
$7,623.20
Net Income ($mm)
$4,988.66
Employees
161925
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Ticker: ENXTPA:RNO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Groupe Renault
Groupe Renault
Groupe Renault has been making cars since 1898. Today it is an international multi-brand group, selling more than 2.8 million vehicles in 125 countries in 2015, with 36 manufacturing sites, 12,000 points of sales and employing more than 120,000 people.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$67,452.99
EBITDA ($mm)
$6,956.13
EBIT ($mm)
$4,487.75
Net Income ($mm)
$5,318.52
Employees
180000
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Ticker: TSLA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tesla Motors, Inc.
Tesla Motors, Inc.
Tesla’s mission is to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy through increasingly affordable electric vehicles in addition to renewable energy generation. California-based Tesla is committed to having the best-in-class in safety, performance, and reliability in all Tesla cars.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$24,941.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,332.33
EBIT ($mm)
$333.62
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
48817
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Ticker: THO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thor Industries Inc.
Thor Industries Inc.
Thor Industries is the sole owner of operating subsidiaries that combined represent one of the world’s largest manufacturers of RVs. Thor Industries’ subsidiaries include Airstream, Bison Coach, Crossroads RV, Cruiser RV, and more.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$11,048.69
EBITDA ($mm)
$980.93
EBIT ($mm)
$759.73
Net Income ($mm)
$548.76
Employees
22250
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Ticker: DB:PAH3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Porsche Automobil Holding SE
Porsche Automobil Holding SE is a Germany-based holding company engaged in the automobile manufacture industry. The Company is engaged in the holding and managing of its investments in Volkswagen AG, through which the Company manages twelve motor brands from seven European countries.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$115.69
EBITDA ($mm)
($53.91)
EBIT ($mm)
($67.39)
Net Income ($mm)
$3,900.93
Employees
935
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