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closed 1/4/2019 via PR Newswire

Cision AB, acquired Falcon.io

synopsis: Cision announced it has acquired Falcon.io, a leading social media company with offices in New York, Copenhagen, Sofia, Berlin, Melbourne and Budapest. Falcon.io provides brands with insights into their global content strategy and the management of comprehensive social media marketing programs.
buyer parent: GTCR, LLC
buyer: Cision AB (:$739.91)
Cision Ltd. is a leading global provider of earned media software and services to public relations and marketing communications professionals. Cision's software allows users to identify key influencers, craft and distribute strategic content, and measure meaningful impact. "
target: Falcon.io
Falcon.io offers an integrated SaaS platform for social media listening, engaging, publishing, measuring, advertising and managing customer data. The company enables their clients to explore the full potential of digital marketing by managing multiple customer touchpoints from one platform.
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closed 9/28/2021 via PR Newswire

Elm Street Technology, LLC, acquired OutboundEngine

synopsis: Elm Street Technology, LLC, a provider of residential real estate technology and marketing solutions, has acquired OutboundEngine, a marketing automation software company. The acquisition of OutboundEngine complements and expands Elm Street's Elevate platform, which provides an end-to-end suite of real estate technology and marketing services.
buyer parent: Aquiline Capital Partners
buyer: Elm Street Technology, LLC
Elm Street Technology offers a growing portfolio of real estate technology and marketing services to provide one vendor and one point of contact, fully fused into one platform. The Elevate platform allows professionals to capture and nurture more leads into closed business. "
target: OutboundEngine
Based in Austin, Texas, OutboundEngine is focused on helping businesses grow by making online marketing simple and easy for everyone. The company's SaaS platform automates email marketing, social media posting, online review collection and more for over 10,000 customers.
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announced 4/16/2021 via BNC Analysis

LINK Mobility AS, will acquire MarketingPlatform

synopsis: LINK Mobility Group Holding ASA, Europe’s leading provider of mobile messaging and mobile services, will acquire MarketingPlatform, an omnichannel marketing platform in Denmark. MarketingPlatform helps thousands of companies with their email marketing and marketing automation needs. Their platform covers email, SMS, web & app, and social media.
buyer parent: ABRY Partners, LLC
buyer: LINK Mobility AS (OB:LINK:$424.51)
Headquartered in Norway, LINK Mobility Group AS is Europe’s leading provider within mobile communications, specializing in messaging, digital services and data intelligence. The Group offers a wide range of innovative and scalable solutions across industries and sectors. "
target: MarketingPlatform
MarketingPlatform is a leading omnichannel marketing platform in Denmark. MarketingPlatform helps thousands of companies across Europe with their email marketing and marketing automation needs. Their omnichannel marketing platform covers email, SMS, web & app, and social media.
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$15
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closed 3/31/2021 via Yahoo, Inc.

Requiti Capital Ltd., acquired Pinmo

synopsis: Requiti, a Canadian firm that specializes in helping Canadian businesses navigate the complex world of Canadian business tax incentives, has acquired fintech company Pinmo. Pinmo, based in Canada, offers tax credit solutions to its clients. Pinmo began initially as a tech startup specializing in social media monetization.
buyer: Requiti Capital Ltd.
Founded in 2014, Requiti Capital seeks to fix the knowledge gap for small to medium businesses by using solutions usually reserved for larger private corporations. They also specialize in technical strategic planning and capital investments that can help businesses remain competitive. "
target: Pinmo
Pinmo, based in Canada, offers tax credit solutions to its clients. Pinmo helps clients get more money back from the government and helps them regain time to run their business. Pinmo began initially as a tech startup specializing in social media monetization and advertising technologies.
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$10
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closed 3/10/2021 via BusinessWire

Traject, acquired Sendible

synopsis: Traject, a suite of innovative digital marketing tools backed by ASG, has acquired Sendible, a market-leading social media management platform that empowers agencies and marketers to collaborate and manage multiple brands easily so they can dedicate more time to creating authentic stories and building stronger brands.
buyer parent: Alpine SG
buyer: Traject
Traject is a marketing technology company that exists to help digital agencies, brands, and marketers grow. Combining eight industry-leading brands that serve hundreds of thousands of users, the Traject suite provides tools to increase their customers’ visibility online across all channels. "
target: Sendible
Sendible, based in the UK, is a leading social media management platform built to give brands a voice on social media. Sendible allows agencies to manage clients and social profiles at scale, across multiple platforms including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter from one easy location.
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closed 1/20/2021 via Company Press Release

Built Environment Communications Group Limited, acquired CrowdControlHQ

synopsis: Built Environment Communications Group (BECG), a sector specialist communications consultancy for the built environment, has acquired CrowdControlHQ, a social media management platform in the UK. CrowdControlHQ's platform enables companies to create exciting content and deliver social media experiences that enhance their brand.
buyer: Built Environment Communications Group Limited
Built Environment Communications Group (BECG) is a sector specialist communications consultancy for the built environment. Across nine UK-wide offices, they provide private and public sector clients with expert counsel and communications services. "
target: CrowdControlHQ
CrowdControlHQ is a social media management platform in the UK. CrowdControlHQ helps brands to engage their audience, manage their activities, and analyse their performance. Their platform enables companies to create exciting content and deliver social media experiences that enhance their brand.
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closed 12/16/2020 via BusinessWire

Traject, acquired Planoly

synopsis: Traject, a suite of innovative digital marketing tools backed by ASG, has acquired PLANOLY, a social marketing platform that allows users to visually plan, schedule and measure performance across Instagram, Pinterest, as well as cross-post to Facebook and Twitter.
buyer parent: Alpine SG
buyer: Traject
Traject is a marketing technology company that exists to help digital agencies, brands, and marketers grow. Combining eight industry-leading brands that serve hundreds of thousands of users, the Traject suite provides tools to increase their customers’ visibility online across all channels. "
target: Planoly
PLANOLY is the industry-leading social marketing platform trusted by over 5 million users to visually plan, schedule and measure performance across Instagram and Pinterest. PLANOLY is beautifully crafted to be simple, clean and easy to use.
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closed 12/16/2020 via BNC Analysis

The Tusker Fund, acquired Echosec Systems

synopsis: The Tusker Fund has acquired Canadian threat intelligence technology company Echosec Systems. As part of the acquisition, the Tusker Fund will invest significant funds into Echosec Systems to boost growth, enabling the company to expand its product offering while providing more robust support to existing customers.
buyer: The Tusker Fund
Founded in 2018, The Tusker Fund is a private equity firm that targets recurring revenue software business in growth markets. The Tusker Fund acquires, operates, and grows small-to-medium sized businesses by taking leadership roles in the companies they acquire. "
target: Echosec Systems
Canada-based Echosec Systems is a web-based data discovery platform that helps organizations detect online data for threat intelligence. Echosec uses machine learning technology to recognize Images and keywords to notify users when specific content is posted.
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closed 10/28/2020 via PR Newswire

Navigate360, acquired Social Sentinel, Inc.

synopsis: Navigate360, a provider of safety solutions and services, has acquired Social Sentinel, a safety, technology and linguistics company focused on scanning digital content for safety and security threats. Social Sentinel uses an AI-powered language engine to identify signals of potential harm in digital conversations.
buyer: Navigate360
Navigate360 is a provider of safety solutions and services. Through technology, education and services, Navigate360 offers solutions spanning the full spectrum of safety, from prevention and preparation through response and recovery. They serve schools, healthcare systems, workplaces, and more. "
target: Social Sentinel, Inc.
Social Sentinel is a safety, technology and linguistics company focused on scanning digital content for safety and security threats. Social Sentinel uses an AI-powered language engine to identify signals of potential harm in digital conversations.
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closed 9/29/2020 via BusinessWire

Social Native, acquired Olapic

synopsis: Social Native, a marketplace technology company that empowers marketers to source and optimize visual content to improve brand awareness and performance, announced the acquisition of Olapic, a leading user-generated, influencer, and short-form video content platform for hundreds of brands worldwide.
buyer: Social Native
Social Native is a marketplace technology company that empowers marketers to source and optimize visual content to improve brand awareness and performance. "
target parent: HGGC, LLC
target: Olapic
Olapic is the leading visual marketing platform for the curation, activation, and analysis of Earned Content. Olapic works with hundreds of global brands to amplify marketing and e-commerce channels with images and videos from real people, creating more personalized and powerful brand experiences.
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closed 11/22/2019 via Company Press Release

SharpSpring, acquired Perfect Audience

synopsis: SharpSpring, Inc., a leading cloud-based marketing automation platform for digital marketing agencies, has acquired Perfect Audience, a digital advertising and social retargeting platform, from Marin Software. The acquisition introduces an entirely new suite of tools and revenue stream for SharpSpring agency partners.
buyer: SharpSpring (SHSP:$30.22)
SharpSpring, Inc. is a rapidly growing, highly-rated global provider of affordable marketing automation delivered via a cloud-based SaaS platform. Thousands of businesses globally rely on SharpSpring to generate leads, improve conversions to sales, and drive higher returns on marketing investments. "
target parent: Marin Software
target: Perfect Audience
Perfect Audience is a digital advertising and social retargeting platform. The Perfect Audience cloud-based platform enables multi-channel retargeting to known leads, plus targeted advertising to new prospects via lookalike audience functionality.
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$4.60
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closed 11/14/2019 via BusinessWire

Alpine SG, acquired GatherUp

synopsis: ASG and its family of companies, a fast-growing software business that buys, builds, and operates market-leading vertical SaaS companies, announced the acquisition of GatherUp, a customer experience and online review engine that enables insights and empowers marketing.
buyer parent: Alpine Investors, LP
buyer: Alpine SG
ASG is a unique and fast-growing software business that buys, builds, and operates market-leading vertical Software as a Service companies. ASG believes in the power of people and data, and that sharing knowledge, expertise, and resources across its community of businesses drives exponential growth."
target: GatherUp
GatherUp helps businesses and brands deliver a better customer experience through customer feedback, net promoter score, and online reviews. Businesses of any size, from 1 location to 20,000 locations can utilize the platform to manage and market their online reputation.
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closed 10/24/2019 via PR Newswire

Falcon.io, acquired Unmetric

synopsis: Falcon.io, a Danish company that offers an integrated SaaS platform for social media listening, engaging, publishing, measuring and managing customer data, has acquired Unmetric, a company that helps brands and agencies get better engagement, more certainty, and faster reporting on their social media efforts.
buyer parent: GTCR, LLC
buyer: Falcon.io
Headquartered in Denmark, Falcon.io offers an integrated SaaS platform for social media listening, engaging, publishing, measuring and managing customer data. It enables their clients to explore the full potential of digital marketing by managing multiple customer touchpoints from one platform. "
target: Unmetric
Unmetric helps brands and agencies get better engagement, more certainty, and faster reporting on their social media efforts. Their enterprise platform enables marketers to research, plan and optimize branded social content, and analysts to report on learnings to create more engaging content.
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closed 7/11/2019 via BusinessWire

Cheetah Digital, acquired Wayin

synopsis: Cheetah Digital, an independent enterprise cross-channel marketing software company, has acquired Wayin, a leader in zero-party data collection and activation. Wayin helps non-technical marketers to quickly create interactive experiences that collect the data, insights, and permissions needed to activate personalized and permission-based marketing.
buyer parent: Vector Capital
buyer: Cheetah Digital
Cheetah Digital is an independent enterprise cross-channel marketing technology company. Cheetah Digital provides technology and in-house professional services that marketers require to manage data they possess and to deliver on the complex channel execution to create lasting customer relationships."
target: Wayin
Wayin allows non-technical business users to create engaging, interactive marketing experiences that collect zero-party data. Marketers can select from various interactive marketing experiences and data capture mechanics that offer a value exchange with consumers in return for zero-party data.
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closed 5/15/2019 via Company Press Release

Brand Networks, acquired Clickable, Inc.

synopsis: Brand Networks, the innovative technology provider and media solutions partner to the world’s biggest walled gardens, announced the acquisition of Clickable, a platform for marketers that simplifies complex data into meaningful metrics and customer insights. The acquisition will form a new holding company, Azalea Commerce.
buyer: Brand Networks
Brand Networks delivers award-winning social media advertising software and services to hundreds of enterprise customers. They use personalization data and powerful automation technologies to help marketers optimize their media investments across the social web. "
target parent: LookSmart Ltd.
target: Clickable, Inc.
Clickable makes marketers thrive by delivering powerful intelligence for social and search advertising. With Clickable, marketers simplify complex data into meaningful metrics and customer insights, and can prove ROI while making more profitable advertising decisions.
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announced 1/9/2019 via BusinessWire

IZEA, Inc., will acquire FLUVIP

synopsis: IZEA, operator of IZEAx, the premier online marketplace connecting brands and publishers with influential content creators, has entered into a non-binding LOI to acquire all outstanding shares of FLUVIP, a company that provides influencer marketing solutions to brands and agencies throughout Latin America and in the U.S. Hispanic Market.
buyer: IZEA, Inc. (IZEA:$20.60)
IZEA operates IZEAx, the premier online marketplace that connects marketers with content creators. IZEAx automates influencer marketing and custom content development, allowing brands and agencies to scale their marketing programs. "
target: FLUVIP
FLUVIP provides influencer marketing and custom content solutions to brands and agencies throughout Latin America and in the U.S. Hispanic Market. The company is headquartered in Bogotá, Colombia, with subsidiary operations in Brazil, Mexico, Peru, and Argentina.
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closed 9/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

filestack, acquired TINT

synopsis: San Antonio-based technology company Filestack Inc. has acquired TINT, a San Francisco-based social media marketing platform provider. TINT’s software platform empowers B2C marketers find, curate, and display their most effective customer generated content from social media.
buyer parent: Scaleworks Associates
buyer: filestack
Filestack helps 100,000 apps access, personalize and embed end user content, all in one API. Filestack handles all steps in a company's file journey while providing custom built machine learning models and enhanced upload reliability to deliver the ultimate content experience. "
target: TINT
TINT’s software platform empowers B2C marketers find, curate, and display their most effective customer generated content from social media onto their websites, digital screens, emails, social ads, and jumbotrons.
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announced 9/5/2018 via PR Newswire

Spredfast will be merged with Lithium Technologies, Inc.,

synopsis: Lithium Technologies and Spredfast, two leaders in digital customer engagement, announced an agreement to merge. The combination of Lithium and Spredfast creates the industry's most comprehensive customer engagement platform, transforming how companies connect with customers to earn trust, drive brand loyalty and grow their businesses.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Lithium Technologies, Inc.
Lithium Technologies, Inc. is the market leader in cloud-based social media management and online community solutions. Lithium delivers awesome digital customer experiences at scale for the world's biggest brands including Airbnb, AT&T and Sephora. "
target: Spredfast
Spredfast is transforming the way companies connect with consumers. Spredfast’s smart social software enables companies to build lasting relationships with today’s digitally connected consumer.
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closed 9/4/2018 via BNC Analysis

MyNewsDesk, acquired Mention

synopsis: Mynewsdesk, the leading provider of a SaaS all-in-one digital PR platform in the Nordics, announced that it has acquired Mention, a real-time web and social monitoring tool with expertise in AI and data-driven analytics. Mention’s customer base exceeded 700,000 users in over 125 countries, with over 4,000 enterprise clients.
buyer parent: NHST Media Group
buyer: MyNewsDesk
MyNewsDesk offers all types of organizations a modern digital PR solution to engage with opinion leaders, customers, bloggers and other relevant audiences. Businesses create and share information on their terms to get increased exposure. "
target: Mention
From social media to PR mentions, user reviews to blog comments, Mention helps leading brands track the most important conversations about their brand, competitors, and industry online. Mention’s customer base exceeded 700,000 users in over 125 countries, with over 4,000 enterprise clients.
price ($mm)
$20
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$6
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3.4x
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closed 2/1/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Marlin Equity Partners, acquired Bazaarvoice, Inc.

synopsis: Bazaarvoice, Inc., a provider of consumer-generated content (CGC), advertising, and personalization solutions, announced that it has been acquired by entities affiliated with the global investment firm, Marlin Equity Partners
buyer: Marlin Equity Partners
Marlin Equity Partners is a global investment firm with over $6.7 billion of capital under management that is focused on providing corporate parents, shareholders and other stakeholders with tailored solutions that meet their business and liquidity needs. "
target: Bazaarvoice, Inc. (BV:$206.30)
Bazaarvoice, Inc. is a provider of consumer-generated content (CGC), advertising, and personalization solutions. Each month in the Bazaarvoice Network, more than one-half billion consumers view and share authentic consumer-generated content.
price ($mm)[EV]
$516 [$451]
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$206
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closed 10/24/2019 via PR Newswire

Falcon.io, acquired Unmetric

synopsis: Falcon.io, a Danish company that offers an integrated SaaS platform for social media listening, engaging, publishing, measuring and managing customer data, has acquired Unmetric, a company that helps brands and agencies get better engagement, more certainty, and faster reporting on their social media efforts.
buyer parent: GTCR, LLC
buyer: Falcon.io
Headquartered in Denmark, Falcon.io offers an integrated SaaS platform for social media listening, engaging, publishing, measuring and managing customer data. It enables their clients to explore the full potential of digital marketing by managing multiple customer touchpoints from one platform. "
target: Unmetric
Unmetric helps brands and agencies get better engagement, more certainty, and faster reporting on their social media efforts. Their enterprise platform enables marketers to research, plan and optimize branded social content, and analysts to report on learnings to create more engaging content.
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closed 1/4/2019 via PR Newswire

Cision AB, acquired Falcon.io

synopsis: Cision announced it has acquired Falcon.io, a leading social media company with offices in New York, Copenhagen, Sofia, Berlin, Melbourne and Budapest. Falcon.io provides brands with insights into their global content strategy and the management of comprehensive social media marketing programs.
buyer parent: GTCR, LLC
buyer: Cision AB (:$739.91)
Cision Ltd. is a leading global provider of earned media software and services to public relations and marketing communications professionals. Cision's software allows users to identify key influencers, craft and distribute strategic content, and measure meaningful impact. "
target: Falcon.io
Falcon.io offers an integrated SaaS platform for social media listening, engaging, publishing, measuring, advertising and managing customer data. The company enables their clients to explore the full potential of digital marketing by managing multiple customer touchpoints from one platform.
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announced 2/26/2021 via PR Newswire

Cision AB, will acquire Brandwatch

synopsis: Cision will acquire Brandwatch, a global leader in digital consumer intelligence and social media listening. This strategic move will combine two leaders in their respective industries and will bring to customers the substantial benefits of their complementary capabilities to deliver the future of PR, marketing and digital customer engagement.
buyer parent: Platinum Equity, LLC
buyer: Cision AB (:$739.91)
Cision is a global leader in PR, marketing, and social media management technology and intelligence. Cision helps brands and organizations identify, connect, and engage with customers and stakeholders to drive business results. "
target: Brandwatch
Based in the UK, Brandwatch is the world's pioneering digital consumer intelligence suite. The company's AI-powered deep social listening and content marketing analytics products help over 2,000 of the world's most admired brands and agencies make insightful, data-driven decisions.
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closed 1/31/2020 via PR Newswire

Platinum Equity, LLC, acquired Cision AB

synopsis: Cision Ltd., a leading global provider of software and services to public relations and marketing communications professionals, has been acquired by an affiliate of Platinum Equity, a global investment firm specializing in mergers, acquisitions, and operations.
buyer: Platinum Equity, LLC
Platinum Equity is a global investment firm with more than $19 billion of assets under management and a portfolio of approximately 40 operating companies that serve customers around the world. Platinum Equity specializes in mergers, acquisitions, and operations—a trademarked strategy it calls M&A&O."
target parent: GTCR, LLC
target: Cision AB (:$739.91)
Cision Ltd. is a leading global provider of earned media software and services to public relations and marketing communications professionals. Cision's software allows users to identify key influencers, craft and distribute strategic content, and measure meaningful impact.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,528 [$2,783]
rev ($mm)
$748
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$222
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closed 1/25/2019 via BNC Analysis

j2 Global, Inc., acquired iContact

synopsis: iContact, an email marketing firm launched in the Triangle 15 years ago, has been acquired by j2 Global, a leading Internet information and services company. Since 2003, small and medium businesses worldwide have achieved results by turning to iContact’s best-in-class automation and email marketing solutions and knowledgeable team members.
buyer: j2 Global, Inc. (JCOM:$1,653.44)
j2 Global, Inc. is a leading Internet information and services company consisting of a portfolio of brands including IGN, Mashable, Speedtest, PCMag, Offers.com, Everyday Health and What To Expect in its Digital Media segment and eFax, Vipre, KeepItSafe and Livedrive in its Cloud Services segment. "
target parent: GTCR, LLC
target: iContact
Since 2003, small and medium businesses worldwide have achieved significant results by turning to iContact’s best-in-class automation and email marketing solutions and knowledgeable team members.
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closed 1/23/2019 via Company Press Release

Cision AB, acquired TrendKite

synopsis: Cision, a leading global provider of earned media software and services to public relations professionals, announced it has acquired TrendKite, a Digital PR platform that harnesses artificial intelligence and analytics to help brands understand the effect communications programs have on corporate reputation, website traffic and business outcomes.
buyer parent: GTCR, LLC
buyer: Cision AB (:$739.91)
Cision Ltd. is a leading global provider of earned media software and services to public relations and marketing communications professionals. Cision's software allows users to identify key influencers, craft and distribute strategic content, and measure meaningful impact. "
target: TrendKite
TrendKite is the Digital PR Platform that puts earned media in the marketing mix. By harnessing artificial intelligence and big data analytics to optimize the impact public relations has on a brand's reputation, traffic and goals, TrendKite is transforming the way the world views earned media.
price ($mm)
$221
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$25
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closed 1/4/2019 via PR Newswire

Cision AB, acquired Falcon.io

synopsis: Cision announced it has acquired Falcon.io, a leading social media company with offices in New York, Copenhagen, Sofia, Berlin, Melbourne and Budapest. Falcon.io provides brands with insights into their global content strategy and the management of comprehensive social media marketing programs.
buyer parent: GTCR, LLC
buyer: Cision AB (:$739.91)
Cision Ltd. is a leading global provider of earned media software and services to public relations and marketing communications professionals. Cision's software allows users to identify key influencers, craft and distribute strategic content, and measure meaningful impact. "
target: Falcon.io
Falcon.io offers an integrated SaaS platform for social media listening, engaging, publishing, measuring, advertising and managing customer data. The company enables their clients to explore the full potential of digital marketing by managing multiple customer touchpoints from one platform.
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closed 7/30/2018 via PR Newswire

Cision AB, acquired ShareIQ

synopsis: Cision announced it has acquired the technical assets of Berlin-based ShareIQ. The ShareIQ platform is based on patent-pending technology that discovers, analyzes and indexes original pieces of visual content, as well as shared and republished copies of specific images.
buyer parent: GTCR, LLC
buyer: Cision AB (:$739.91)
Cision Ltd. is a leading global provider of earned media software and services to public relations and marketing communications professionals. Cision's software allows users to identify key influencers, craft and distribute strategic content, and measure meaningful impact. "
target: ShareIQ
ShareIQ is Earned Media Performance Intelligence SaaS for brands to extract the full value of their content across the web. The ShareIQ platform discovers, analyzes and indexes original pieces of visual content, as well as shared and republished copies of specific images.
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closed 12/20/2017 via PR Newswire

Cision AB, acquired CEDROM-SNi Inc.

synopsis: Cision, Ltd. announced that it has acquired CEDROM-SNi Inc. ("CEDROM"), a Montréal-based firm specializing in digital media monitoring solutions. CEDROM serves a varied clientele, consisting of large corporate enterprises, government agencies, media companies, and advertising and public relations agencies, among others.
buyer parent: GTCR, LLC
buyer: Cision AB (:$739.91)
Cision Ltd. is a leading global provider of earned media software and services to public relations and marketing communications professionals. Cision's software allows users to identify key influencers, craft and distribute strategic content, and measure meaningful impact. "
target: CEDROM-SNi Inc.
CEDROM-SNi is a provider of digital reproduction rights for media outlets. CEDROM-SNi's public relations workflow platform, Eureka.cc, provides thousands of customers in Québec and in France with the ability to search, analyze and conduct media monitoring in an evolving digital media environment.
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closed 3/28/2017 via PR Newswire

Cision AB, acquired Bulletin Intelligence

synopsis: Cision announced that it acquired Bulletin Intelligence, which has written the daily White House News Summary for the Executive Office of the President since 2001, and which also provides custom, expert-curated executive briefings to the CEOs and C-suites of many of the nation's largest businesses.
buyer: Cision AB (:$739.91)
Cision is a leading media communication technology and analytics company that enables marketers and communicators to effectively manage their earned media programs in coordination with paid and owned channels to drive business impact. "
target: Bulletin Intelligence
Bulletin Intelligence and its subsidiaries deliver fully-customized intelligence briefings to executives in leading businesses, government entities, and associations. Briefings analyze and synthesize comprehensive and relevant set of news, social media, and other sources of competitive intelligence.
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closed 3/10/2017 via PR Newswire

Toppan Vite, acquired The Vintage Group

synopsis: Toppan Vite, a leading international financial printing, communications and technology company, announced the strategic acquisition of Vintage, a division of PR Newswire. Vintage provides regulatory compliance across capital markets, corporate services, and institutional and fund services.
buyer parent: Toppan Printing Co., Ltd.
buyer: Toppan Vite
Toppan Vite, a leader in financial printing and communications solutions, is part of the Toppan Printing Co., Ltd., the world's largest printing group. Toppan Vite has been a pioneer and trusted partner in the financial markets for 3 decades, serving the financial, legal and corporate communities. "
target parent: Cision AB
target: The Vintage Group
Vintage, a division of PR Newswire, provides regulatory compliance and shareholder communications services across capital markets, corporate services, and institutional and fund services. Vintage, formerly Vintage Filings, was founded in 2002 and acquired by PR Newswire in 2007.
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closed 6/17/2016 via PR Newswire

Cision AB, acquired PR Newswire Association Inc.

synopsis: Cision has finalized the acquisition of PR Newswire. PR Newswire is the premier global provider of multimedia platforms that enable marketers, corporate communicators, sustainability officers, public affairs and investor relations officers to leverage content to engage with all their key audiences.
buyer parent: GTCR, LLC
buyer: Cision AB (:$739.91)
Cision is a leading global media intelligence company, serving the complete workflow of today's communications, social media and content marketing professionals. "
target parent: United Business Media Limited
target: PR Newswire Association Inc.
PR Newswire is the premier global provider of multimedia platforms that enable marketers, corporate communicators, sustainability officers, public affairs and investor relations officers to leverage content to engage with all their key audiences.
price ($mm)
$841
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$297
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announced 6/16/2015 via GlobeNewswire

AIMediaComms, will purchase Vocus UK, Cision UK, & certain assets from Cision AB

synopsis: AIMediaComms, a wholly owned subsidiary of Access Intelligence plc, will acquire 100 percent of the Vocus UK and Cision UK business and certain assets, including the media contacts database, UK-based customers and employees, and third party supplier agreements.
buyer parent: Access Intelligence plc
buyer: AIMediaComms
With over 300 active accounts, AIMediaComms, is Europe’s leading provider of stakeholder and media relations management software, ‘ Vuelio.’ Vuelio enables media and public affairs teams to deliver accurate, consistent and timely communications to stakeholders. "
seller parent: GTCR, LLC
seller: Cision AB (:$739.91)
Cision is a leading global media intelligence company, serving the complete workflow of today's communications, social media and content marketing professionals.
price ($mm)
$2.05
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/23/2015 via GlobeNewswire

Cision AB, acquired Viralheat

synopsis: Cision, a leading global media intelligence company, announced the acquisition of Viralheat, a top social media engagement platform. Cision is building out the industry's most comprehensive suite of social engagement tools, and now this acquisition will reinforce the company's commitment to expanding its social capabilities.
buyer parent: GTCR, LLC
buyer: Cision AB (:$739.91)
Cision is a leading global media intelligence company, serving the complete workflow of today's PR and communication professionals. Cision enables communicators to improve their marketing and strengthen data-driven decision making. "
target: Viralheat
Viralheat is the enterprise content marketing and social media management platform that provides digital marketers with social media monitoring, publishing, analytics, content intelligence and reporting in a single, intuitive interface.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 10/22/2014 via GlobeNewswire

Cision AB, acquired Gorkana Group

synopsis: Cision, a leading provider of PR, social software and insight services, announced that it acquired Gorkana Group Limited, a top U.K.-based media intelligence and data insights service provider. Gorkana strengthens Cision's offering to PR professionals while also better serving the international journalist community.
buyer parent: GTCR, LLC
buyer: Cision AB (:$739.91)
Cision is a leading provider of public relations software that enables professionals to plan, execute and measure influencer-oriented campaigns in one integrated platform. Communication professionals use Cision to access pitchable media and blogger databases, distribute press releases, and more. "
target parent: Exponent Private Equity
target: Gorkana Group
Gorkana Group is a media information provider, offering PR and marketing professionals access to customized media intelligence. Gorkana's clients become part of their unique community. This connects them to everything from industry experts and latest news, insights and events, jobs and journalists.
price ($mm)
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closed 9/15/2014 via PR Web

Cision AB, Vocus, Inc., acquired Visible Technologies

synopsis: Vocus, Inc. and Cision, leading global providers of cloud-based public relations software have been brought together by private equity firm GTCR, announced the acquisition of Visible Technologies. Visible is a worldwide market leader in social media listening and analytics, insights and engagement.
buyer: Cision AB (:$739.91)
buyer: Vocus, Inc.
Vocus is a leading provider of public relations software that enables professionals to plan, execute and measure influencer-oriented campaigns in one integrated platform. Cision is a leading provider of cloud-based PR software, services and tools for the marketing and public relations industry. "
target: Visible Technologies
Visible Technologies is the leader in social media monitoring, analytics, and services for enterprises globally. Visible helps businesses analyze social media conversations to better understand consumer preferences, market dynamics, competitive strengths and weaknesses, and other information.
price ($mm)
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closed 6/25/2012 via Company Press Release

BurrellesLuce, purchased U.S. Print Monitoring Operations from Cision AB

synopsis: Cision announced the sale of its U.S. print monitoring operations to BurrellesLuce. Cision will continue providing its digital media monitoring services, including online, social and broadcast monitoring, and will continue to expand other services including influencer identification, media measurement and analysis.
buyer: BurrellesLuce
BurrellesLuce helps communication professionals maximize their media relations results through a full range of planning, monitoring and measurement services. The company’s online platform, BurrellesLuce 2.0, enables clients to view press clippings, target and connect with journalists and bloggers. "
seller: Cision AB (:$739.91)
Cision delivers relevant media information, targeted distribution, media monitoring, and precise analyses. Cision is a force that drives your business forward through the ability to make better decisions based on superior media intelligence.
price ($mm)
$0.50
rev ($mm)
$11
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.5x
EV / EBITDA
announced 3/23/2009 via AP - Associated Press

Infopaq International, will purchase Monitor and Analyze business from Cision AB

synopsis: Cision AB has signed an agreement to sell its Monitor and Analyze business in Sweden and Norway to Infopaq International, a leading company on the Nordic market for Monitor and Analysis services.
buyer: Infopaq International
Infopaq was founded in Denmark in 1998, and quickly established itself as an external monitoring supplier in two areas, media monitoring and media analysis. Today, Infopaq is represented in Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland. "
seller: Cision AB (:$739.91)
Cision delivers relevant media information, targeted distribution, media monitoring, and precise analyses. Cision is a force that drives your business forward through the ability to make better decisions based on superior media intelligence.
price ($mm)
$3.11
rev ($mm)
$30
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.2x
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/7/2006 via BusinessWire

multivision, inc., acquired Tempo IV

synopsis: Bacon's | multivision, the leading provider of premium broadcast management applications, expands its broadcast monitoring services in the Pacific Northwest with the acquisition of Tempo IV. The acquisition brings together two of the leading providers of diverse broadcast monitoring services to one of the fastest growing regions in the US.
buyer parent: Cision
buyer: multivision, inc.
multivision is a leader in the collection, analysis and delivery of real-time corporate intelligence. Businesses rely on multivision’s services to track public opinion, communications campaigns and informational research across the spectrum of media. "
target: Tempo IV
Twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year, the Tempo IV team of professionals is capturing the news that's important to you. We know the issues of the day affect you, your business, and the future of your business.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 11/1/2005 via BusinessWire

Bacon's Information Inc., acquired multivision, inc.

synopsis: Bacon's Information, Inc., a provider of media research, distribution, monitoring and evaluation services for public relations, marketing and corporate communications professionals, today announced the acquisition of Multivision, Inc., a broadcast monitoring and media management company headquartered in Oakland, California.
buyer parent: Cision
buyer: Bacon's Information Inc.
Bacon's Information provides a wide range of information and assistance for anyone needing to research, contact or monitor the media. Bacon's is a leading provider of media services to public relations professionals in corporate, non-profit, governmental and educational environments. Bacon's is kno "
target: multivision, inc.
multivision is a leader in the collection, analysis and delivery of real-time corporate intelligence. Businesses rely on multivision’s services to track public opinion, communications campaigns and informational research across the spectrum of media.
price ($mm)
$25
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/4/2019 via PR Newswire

Cision AB, acquired Falcon.io

synopsis: Cision announced it has acquired Falcon.io, a leading social media company with offices in New York, Copenhagen, Sofia, Berlin, Melbourne and Budapest. Falcon.io provides brands with insights into their global content strategy and the management of comprehensive social media marketing programs.
buyer parent: GTCR, LLC
buyer: Cision AB (:$739.91)
Cision Ltd. is a leading global provider of earned media software and services to public relations and marketing communications professionals. Cision's software allows users to identify key influencers, craft and distribute strategic content, and measure meaningful impact. "
target: Falcon.io
Falcon.io offers an integrated SaaS platform for social media listening, engaging, publishing, measuring, advertising and managing customer data. The company enables their clients to explore the full potential of digital marketing by managing multiple customer touchpoints from one platform.
price ($mm)
$126
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/31/2020 via PR Newswire

Platinum Equity, LLC, acquired Cision AB

synopsis: Cision Ltd., a leading global provider of software and services to public relations and marketing communications professionals, has been acquired by an affiliate of Platinum Equity, a global investment firm specializing in mergers, acquisitions, and operations.
buyer: Platinum Equity, LLC
Platinum Equity is a global investment firm with more than $19 billion of assets under management and a portfolio of approximately 40 operating companies that serve customers around the world. Platinum Equity specializes in mergers, acquisitions, and operations—a trademarked strategy it calls M&A&O."
target parent: GTCR, LLC
target: Cision AB (:$739.91)
Cision Ltd. is a leading global provider of earned media software and services to public relations and marketing communications professionals. Cision's software allows users to identify key influencers, craft and distribute strategic content, and measure meaningful impact.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,528 [$2,783]
rev ($mm)
$748
EBITDA ($mm)
$222
EV / rev
3.7x
EV / EBITDA
12.5x
announced 6/16/2015 via GlobeNewswire

AIMediaComms, will purchase Vocus UK, Cision UK, & certain assets from Cision AB

synopsis: AIMediaComms, a wholly owned subsidiary of Access Intelligence plc, will acquire 100 percent of the Vocus UK and Cision UK business and certain assets, including the media contacts database, UK-based customers and employees, and third party supplier agreements.
buyer parent: Access Intelligence plc
buyer: AIMediaComms
With over 300 active accounts, AIMediaComms, is Europe’s leading provider of stakeholder and media relations management software, ‘ Vuelio.’ Vuelio enables media and public affairs teams to deliver accurate, consistent and timely communications to stakeholders. "
seller parent: GTCR, LLC
seller: Cision AB (:$739.91)
Cision is a leading global media intelligence company, serving the complete workflow of today's communications, social media and content marketing professionals.
price ($mm)
$2.05
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/30/2014 via BusinessWire

GTCR, LLC, acquired Vocus, Inc.

synopsis: GTCR, a leading private equity firm, and Vocus, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based public relations and marketing software that enables companies to acquire and retain customers, jointly announced the successful completion of the acquisition of Vocus by an affiliate of GTCR.
buyer: GTCR, LLC
Founded in 1980, GTCR is a leading private equity firm focused on investing in growth companies in the Financial Services & Technology, Healthcare and Information Services & Technology industries. "
target: Vocus, Inc.
Vocus is a leading provider of on-demand software for corporate communications and public relations. Vocus' web-based software suite helps organizations of all sizes manage local and global relationships and communications with journalists, analysts, public officials and other key audiences.
price ($mm)[EV]
$390 [$352]
rev ($mm)
$186
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.4x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/8/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Babel Street, Inc., acquired Dunami Inc.

synopsis: Babel Street, Inc., the world's data-to-knowledge company has acquired all of the intellectual property assets of Dunami. The acquired technology leverages advanced artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to swiftly understand topics and thought leaders as well as conduct relationship analysis of associated networks and audiences.
buyer: Babel Street, Inc.
Babel Street is the world's data-to-knowledge company, enabling clients to identify, organize, and analyze data, regardless of its location or language. Babel Street products automatically convert client-selected data from over 200 languages to their native language. "
target: Dunami Inc.
Dunami is a developer of real-time data analysis software that helps build brands. The company uses Patented Relationship Network Analytics, Proprietary Influencer Mathematics, and Behavioral Attribute Modeling to help clients know who matters the most and who is influencing their brand.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/23/2019 via Company Press Release

Cision AB, acquired TrendKite

synopsis: Cision, a leading global provider of earned media software and services to public relations professionals, announced it has acquired TrendKite, a Digital PR platform that harnesses artificial intelligence and analytics to help brands understand the effect communications programs have on corporate reputation, website traffic and business outcomes.
buyer parent: GTCR, LLC
buyer: Cision AB (:$739.91)
Cision Ltd. is a leading global provider of earned media software and services to public relations and marketing communications professionals. Cision's software allows users to identify key influencers, craft and distribute strategic content, and measure meaningful impact. "
target: TrendKite
TrendKite is the Digital PR Platform that puts earned media in the marketing mix. By harnessing artificial intelligence and big data analytics to optimize the impact public relations has on a brand's reputation, traffic and goals, TrendKite is transforming the way the world views earned media.
price ($mm)
$221
rev ($mm)
$25
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
8.7x
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/8/2020 via BNC Analysis

Ilkka-Yhtymä, acquired Liana Technologies

synopsis: Ilkka-Yhtymä Group, a Finland-based media group, has acquired a majority stake in Liana Technologies, Finland's largest cloud-based marketing and communications software provider. Liana Technologies provides a single-sign-on platform that offers tools for email marketing, marketing automation, press release & media, website & mobile, and eCommerce.
buyer: Ilkka-Yhtymä (HLSE:ILK2S:$40.17)
Ilkka-Yhtymä Group is a Finland-based media group. Their main products and services include two regional newspapers, five local newspapers, two free sheets, marketing and communications, and printing. Ilkka-Yhtymä Group is comprised of Ilkka-Yhtymä Plc, I-Mediat, and I-print. "
target: Liana Technologies
Liana Technologies is Finland's largest cloud-based marketing and communications software provider. Liana Technologies provides a single-sign-on platform that offers tools for email marketing, marketing automation, press release & media, website & mobile, and eCommerce.
price ($mm)
$17*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/29/2019 via Company Press Release

Techedge Group, acquired Sturnis 365

synopsis: Techedge, a global business solutions and IT services firm, has acquired a 75% stake in Sturnis 365, an intelligent disclosure management solution. Sturnis 365 is an intuitive cloud solution that helps companies with producing and publishing corporate content such as annual reports, 10k reports, audits, and regulatory reports required by the IFRS.
buyer: Techedge Group (BIT:EDGE:$211.95)
Techedge provides business solutions and IT services that combine business advisory, technology expertise and premium delivery capabilities. Their mission is to help organizations evolve into true digital companies through short iterative cycles of business-driven innovation. "
target: Sturnis 365
Sturnis 365 is an intelligent disclosure management solution. Sturnis 365 is an intuitive cloud solution that helps companies with producing and publishing corporate content such as annual reports, 10k reports, audits, regulatory reports required by the IFRS, Solvency II, Basel III and ASC.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/10/2015 via BNC Analysis

EQS Group AG, acquired Tensid Ltd.

synopsis: Tensid, a leading Digital Corporate Communications provider in Switzerland, has been acquired by EQS Group, a Munich-headquartered leading international provider of digital corporate communications.
buyer: EQS Group AG (XTRA:EQS:$50.81)
The EQS Group is a Munich-headquartered leading international provider of digital corporate communications. Since its founding in 2000, the EQS Group has grown to be a leading global provider of digital solutions for investor relations and corporate communications. "
target: Tensid Ltd.
Founded in 2000, the Tensid AG is the leading provider of integrated systems for Investor Relations, Public Relations and Corporate Communications in Switzerland. Its services are widely used by listed and non-listed companies as well as various organizations.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 10/24/2011 via GlobeNewswire

The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc., will acquire Glide Technologies Limited

synopsis: The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc., the world's largest exchange company, announced that it has agreed to acquire Glide Technologies Limited, a leading London-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider specializing in corporate communications and reputation management solutions.
buyer: The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (NasdaqGS:NDAQ:$5,926.00)
The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. is the world's largest exchange company. It delivers trading, exchange technology and public company services across six continents, with more than 3,500 listed companies. "
target: Glide Technologies Limited
Glide Technologies is a leading software-as-a-service provider specializing in corporate communications and reputation management solutions. It provides companies with online tools used to monitor content and engage with media, investors, consumers and other public relations professionals.
price ($mm)
$22
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/11/2016 via PR Newswire

Q4 Inc., acquired Euroinvestor IR Solutions

synopsis: Q4 Inc. Acquires Euroinvestor IR Solutions, Europe's leading IR Quote, Charting and News Provider. The acquisition will enhance Q4’s product portfolio, extending the global reach of Q4’s market leading investor website platform, webcasting, IR desktop and stock surveillance services by providing global data coverage and multiple language support.
buyer: Q4 Inc.
Q4 is a global leader in communication and intelligence solutions to the IR market. Thousands of brands around the world use Q4 website, webcasting, CRM, analytics and surveillance solutions to better connect with their investors and understand the capital markets. "
target parent: Euroinvestor A/S
target: Euroinvestor IR Solutions
Euroinvestor IR Solutions is a leading provider of Investor Relations products, based in Copenhagen, Denmark, and is a subsidiary of Euroinvestor.com A/S – one of Scandinavia's leading online media companies.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/21/2018 via BusinessWire

IHS Markit Ltd., acquired Ipreo Holdings LLC

synopsis: Ipreo, a leading financial services solutions and data provider, was acquired by IHS Markit, a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions. IHS Markit is acquiring the business from private equity funds managed by Blackstone and by the Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division.
buyer: IHS Markit Ltd. (INFO:$4,287.80)
IHS Markit is a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions for the major industries and markets that drive economies worldwide. The company delivers next-generation information, analytics and solutions to customers in business, finance and government. "
target parent: Blackstone Group LP
target: Ipreo Holdings LLC
Ipreo is a leading global provider of financial services technology, data and analytical services, supporting all participants in the capital-raising process, including sell-side professionals, finance officers at private and public companies, institutional investors, and asset managers.
price ($mm)
$1,855
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/6/2014 via PE Hub

Blackstone Group LP, Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking, acquired Ipreo Holdings LLC

synopsis: Ipreo Holdings LLC, a leading global provider of market intelligence and workflow solutions to capital markets and corporate professionals, announced the completion of its acquisition by private equity funds managed by Blackstone and by the Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division.
buyer: Blackstone Group LP (BX:$17,325.04)
buyer: Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking
Blackstone is one of the world's leading investment and advisory firms. The Merchant Banking Division of Goldman Sachs is one of the leading private equity investors in the world, having invested and committed approximately $45 billion of equity capital in over 650 companies. "
target parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
target: Ipreo Holdings LLC
Ipreo is a global leader in providing market intelligence, data, and technology solutions to all participants in the global capital markets, including sell-side banks, publicly traded companies, and buy-side institutions.
price ($mm)
$962*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/8/2011 via BusinessWire

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., acquired Ipreo Holdings LLC

synopsis: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co L.P. (together with its affiliates, “KKR”) announced that KKR has completed the acquisition of Ipreo Holdings LLC. Ipreo is a leading provider of market intelligence, deal execution platforms, and investor communication tools to investment banks and corporations around the world.
buyer: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR:$20,635.61)
Founded in 1976 and led by Henry Kravis and George Roberts, KKR is a leading global investment firm with $61.9 billion in assets under management as of June 30, 2011. With offices around the world, KKR manages assets through a variety of investment funds and accounts covering multiple asset classes."
target parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
target: Ipreo Holdings LLC
Ipreo is a premier global provider of high quality data, market intelligence, and productivity solutions to investment banking and corporate clients. It is the only global provider of new issuance software solutions across the equity, fixed income, and municipal markets.
price ($mm)
$425
rev ($mm)
$130
EBITDA ($mm)
$35
EV / rev
3.3x
EV / EBITDA
12.1x
closed 4/4/2012 via PR Newswire

DirectImpact, acquired Crowdverb

synopsis: Direct Impact, a leading grassroots advocacy firm that manages communications campaigns on behalf of some of the world's largest corporations and trade associations, announced its acquisition of Crowdverb, a digital management and advocacy firm based in Seattle, Washington.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: DirectImpact
Direct Impact is a premier grassroots public affairs, public education and corporate reputation firm, offering a complete range of services essential to conducting successful grassroots outreach and education, public relations, coalition development and community mobilization. "
target: Crowdverb
Crowdverb's Modern Mobilization™ approach uses a social web technology platform and tool set to build permanent online communities on behalf of clients. Communities can be mobilized instantly and effectively to impact issues and legislation, manage reputations and promote products.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/16/2020 via PR Newswire

SEMrush, acquired Prowly

synopsis: SEMrush, a leading online visibility management and content marketing SaaS platform, has acquired Prowly, a Polish platform for PR experts looking to simplify their workflow. Prowly connects all PR activities into one place and enables users to find relevant media contacts and journalists, create visual press releases, and send targeted PR pitches.
buyer: SEMrush
SEMrush is an online visibility management and content marketing SaaS platform. SEMrush offers an all-in-one marketing suite consisting of more than 40 tools that help companies market better online. Their platform enables companies to optimize their visibility and create engaging content. "
target: Prowly
Prowly is a Polish platform for PR experts looking to simplify their workflow and do powerful communication. Prowly connects all PR activities into one place and enables users to find relevant media contacts and journalists, create visual press releases, and send targeted PR pitches.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 9/26/2016 via GlobeNewswire

Vista Equity Partners, will acquire GovDelivery, Inc.

synopsis: Actua Corporation announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with an investor group led by Vista Equity Partners under which it will sell GovDelivery, the leading provider of cloud-based government communications software solutions, for $153 million in cash, subject to certain adjustments.
buyer: Vista Equity Partners
Vista Equity Partners, a U.S.-based private equity firm with offices in Austin, Chicago and San Francisco, with over $26 billion in cumulative capital commitments, currently invests in software, data and technology-based organizations led by world-class management teams with long-term perspective. "
target parent: Actua Corporation
target: GovDelivery, Inc.
GovDelivery enables public sector organizations to connect with people and to get those people to act. As the number one referrer of traffic to hundreds of government websites, GovDelivery's enterprise-class, cloud-based technology allows government organizations to transform their communications.
price ($mm)
$153
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/5/2010 via BusinessWire

Internet Capital Group, Inc., acquired GovDelivery, Inc.

synopsis: Internet Capital Group, Inc. announced that, together with management, it has acquired GovDelivery, Inc. GovDelivery, based in St. Paul, Minnesota, is the leading platform provider of government-to-citizen digital communication solutions. ICG paid $19.7 million for 89% ownership of GovDelivery.
buyer: Internet Capital Group, Inc. (ACTA:$118.96)
Internet Capital Group owns and builds Internet software companies that drive business productivity and reduce transaction costs between firms. ICG devotes its expertise and capital to maximizing the success of these platform companies that are delivering on-demand software and service applications."
target: GovDelivery, Inc.
GovDelivery is the world’s leading provider of government-to-citizen communication solutions. GovDelivery’s digital subscription management solution provides organizations with a fully-automated, on-demand public communication system.
price ($mm)
$22
rev ($mm)
$9
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.4x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/23/2021 via Company Press Release

Apex Group Ltd, acquired Senasen Group Ltd.

synopsis: Apex Group Ltd., a global financial services provider, announced the acquisition of Senasen, a unique digital marketing platform provider designed to connect Limited Partners and General Partners and support the capital raising process.
buyer: Apex Group Ltd
Apex Group Ltd., established in Bermuda in 2003, is a global financial services provider. With 47 offices worldwide and over 4,500 employees, Apex delivers a full suite of services to asset managers, capital markets, family offices and corporates. "
target: Senasen Group Ltd.
Senasen Group Ltd. is a unique digital marketing platform provider designed to connect Limited Partners and General Partners and support the capital raising process.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/10/2020 via BusinessWire

Dynamo Software, acquired Imagineer Technology Group, Inc.

synopsis: Dynamo Software has acquired Imagineer Technology Group, a company that offers relationship management software and services that help investor relations and fund marketing teams to effectively manage their clients, raise capital, and operate their businesses efficiently and intelligently.
buyer parent: Francisco Partners Management LLC
buyer: Dynamo Software
Dynamo Software has provided premium industry-specific, configurable investment management and reporting software for the global alternative assets industry since 1998, including fund administrators, endowments, pension funds, foundations, private equity and more. "
target: Imagineer Technology Group, Inc.
Since its founding in 1998, Imagineer Technology Group has provided relationship management software and services that help investor relations and fund marketing teams to effectively manage their clients, raise capital, and operate their businesses efficiently and intelligently.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA

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2021
rev ($mm)
$11.05
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.57
EBIT ($mm)
$0.66
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
39
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Ticker: LLNW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Limelight Networks
Limelight Networks
Limelight Networks, Inc. provides solutions that enable business and technology decision makers to profit from the shift of content and advertising to the online world, the explosive growth of mobile and connected devices, and the migration of IT applications and services into the cloud.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$224.38
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.45)
EBIT ($mm)
($26.35)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
510
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Ticker: ACTA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Actua Corporation
Actua Corporation
Actua Corporation, the multi-vertical cloud company, brings the power of the cloud to vertical markets and processes. Actua is pioneering the second wave of the SaaS revolution – the vertical wave – by growing cloud businesses that are transforming their markets.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$118.96
EBITDA ($mm)
($22.10)
EBIT ($mm)
($39.53)
Net Income ($mm)
$80.62
Employees
682
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Ticker: SPDC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Speed Commerce, Inc.
Speed Commerce, Inc. is a single-source provider of e-commerce service solutions to leading retailers and manufacturers. The company's omni-channel capabilities unite a digital commerce strategy with traditional retail channels, creating the ultimate branded shopping experience.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$101.63
EBITDA ($mm)
$9.39
EBIT ($mm)
$2.55
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1123
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Ticker: LTRX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lantronix
Lantronix
Lantronix Inc. is a global provider of secure turnkey solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT) and Remote Environment Management (REM), offering Software as a Service (SaaS), connectivity services, engineering services and intelligent hardware.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$68.24
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.18
EBIT ($mm)
($2.67)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
242
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Ticker: TSX:MDF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mediagrif Interactive Technologies Inc.
Mediagrif Interactive Technologies Inc.
Mediagrif Interactive Technologies Inc. delivers innovative e-commerce solutions to businesses. Its web platforms enable clients to find, purchase and sell products, exchange information, gain access to business opportunities and manage supply chain collaboration with greater speed and efficiency.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$67.72
EBITDA ($mm)
($5.97)
EBIT ($mm)
($8.03)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
700
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Ticker: TSXV:FSW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fireswirl Technologies Inc.
Fireswirl Technologies Inc.
Fireswirl helps major international and local Chinese companies to strategically expand their market and provides an integrated technology and service platform for their e-commerce sales in China.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$37.08
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.19)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.24)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: OTCPK:LFER
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Life on Earth, Inc.
Life on Earth, Inc.
Life on Earth is a cloud enterprise software developer. Life on Earth's mission is to rapidly grow their cloud based software and technology solutions to enable secure, smart, compliant and maintainable enterprise business solutions. The company focuses on fast emerging technologies.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$0.04
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.84)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.93)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3
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Ticker: NSEI:AFFLE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Affle
Affle
Affle is a company in Singapore that builds leading Mobile Audience Intelligence and Analytics Platforms. Their platforms help deliver end-to-end mobile commerce & marketing solutions with greater ROI and transparency for marketers, commerce marketplaces, app developers and publishers.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$43.81
EBITDA ($mm)
$11.42
EBIT ($mm)
$9.79
Net Income ($mm)
$8.60
Employees
232
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Ticker: AIM:VNET
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vianet Group plc
Vianet Group plc
Vianet Group is a leading provider of actionable management information and business insight created through combining data from their smart Internet of Things ('IOT') solutions and external information sources.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$18.85
EBITDA ($mm)
$3.66
EBIT ($mm)
$3.19
Net Income ($mm)
$1.49
Employees
159
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Ticker: SHOP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shopify Inc.
Shopify Inc.
Shopify is the leading cloud-based, multi-channel commerce platform designed for small and medium-sized businesses. Merchants use the software to design, set up and manage their stores across multiple sales channels, including web, mobile, social media, brick-and-mortar locations and pop-up shops.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$3,448.14
EBITDA ($mm)
$424.74
EBIT ($mm)
$362.28
Net Income ($mm)
$1,609.38
Employees
7000
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Ticker: ICLK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IClick Interactive Asia
iClick Interactive Asia Group Limited is an independent online marketing and enterprise data solutions provider that connects worldwide marketers with audiences in China. iClick's platform possesses omni-channel marketing capabilities and fulfils various marketing objectives.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$232.73
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.29
EBIT ($mm)
($5.85)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
884
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Ticker: AIM:ACC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Access Intelligence plc
Access Intelligence plc
Access Intelligence Plc is the parent company of a group of Software as a Service (SaaS) businesses that deliver comprehensive reputation and risk management solutions for both the public and private sectors.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$26.87
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.96)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.85)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
204
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Ticker: AMEX:ISDR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Issuer Direct
Issuer Direct
Issuer Direct Corporation is a market leader and innovator of disclosure management solutions and cloud-based compliance technologies. Its flagship technology platform is DMS, a secure cloud based workflow compliance collaboration system for corporate issuers and compliance professionals.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$13.98
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.04
EBIT ($mm)
$1.47
Net Income ($mm)
$1.52
Employees
66
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Ticker: XTRA:EQS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
EQS Group AG
EQS Group AG
EQS Group is a leading international technology provider for Investor Relations, Corporate Communications and Compliance. Companies trust EQS's products and services to securely, efficiently, and simultaneously fulfill complex national and international disclosure and compliance requirements.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$50.81
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.65
EBIT ($mm)
($0.25)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
450
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Ticker: SRAX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Social Reality
Social Reality
Founded in 2010, Los Angeles-based Social Reality, Inc. is an Internet advertising company that provides tools that automate the digital advertising market. The company has built technologies and leveraged partner technologies that service social media and the real-time bidding (RTB) markets.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$3.60
EBITDA ($mm)
($15.79)
EBIT ($mm)
($16.12)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
35
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Piksel
Piksel
Piksel people create and manage OTT video monetization solutions for some of the world’s leading media brands: AT&T U-verse, BSkyB, Celcom, Channel 4, Mediaset, Sky Deutschland, Sky Italia, Televisa Mexico, Vodafone and more.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$214.93
EBITDA ($mm)
$29.04
EBIT ($mm)
$14.12
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1300
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Ticker: RMKR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rainmaker Systems, Inc.
Rainmaker Systems, Inc.
Rainmaker Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of business-to-business sales and marketing services. Our core services include complete lead qualification and management, new product sales, channel enablement, subscription renewals, and service contract sales.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
$47.79
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.43)
EBIT ($mm)
($8.03)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
950
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Ticker: ENXTPA:ALWED
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wedia SA
Wedia SA
Wedia is the most experienced Marketing Resource Management (MRM) software provider to bring creation, customization, and distribution capabilities to all three major content channels: web, print and mobile.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$8.31
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.60
EBIT ($mm)
$0.43
Net Income ($mm)
$0.34
Employees
61
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Ticker: OTCPK:FSSN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
FISION
FISION
FISION is a cloud-based digital asset management, marketing automation, and sales enablement company. FISION’s advanced, proprietary technology specializes in managing a customer’s brand and marketing content enabling marketing and sales people to create compelling on-brand communications.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$0.45
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.98)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.99)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: CPSE:AGILC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Agillic
Agillic
Agillic is a Danish software company enabling marketers to maximise the use of data and translate it into relevant and personalised communication establishing strong relations between people and brands.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$8.39
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.43)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.33)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
61
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Ticker: AIM:GBG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GB Group Plc
GB Group Plc
GBG is a global specialist in identity data intelligence. They help organisations make decisions about the customers they serve and the people they employ. GBG has the fundamental belief that the digital economy relies on everyone having access to data they can trust.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$288.49
EBITDA ($mm)
$61.83
EBIT ($mm)
$41.47
Net Income ($mm)
$32.19
Employees
1000
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Ticker: ICLK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IClick Interactive Asia
iClick Interactive Asia Group Limited is an independent online marketing and enterprise data solutions provider that connects worldwide marketers with audiences in China. iClick's platform possesses omni-channel marketing capabilities and fulfils various marketing objectives.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$232.73
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.29
EBIT ($mm)
($5.85)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
884
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Ticker: LLNW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Limelight Networks
Limelight Networks
Limelight Networks, Inc. provides solutions that enable business and technology decision makers to profit from the shift of content and advertising to the online world, the explosive growth of mobile and connected devices, and the migration of IT applications and services into the cloud.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$224.38
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.45)
EBIT ($mm)
($26.35)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
510
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Ticker: BIT:AXEL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
axélero S.p.A.
axélero S.p.A.
axélero provides effective and innovative digital advertising and digital marketing solutions, tailor-made for small, medium and large enterprises and national and local institutions to gain greater visibility, useful contacts and concrete business results.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$51.93
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.31
EBIT ($mm)
$3.12
Net Income ($mm)
$1.49
Employees
21
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Ticker: NZSE:PX1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Plexure Group Limited
Plexure Group Limited
Plexure is a global mobile engagement company helping brands create sticky and more profitable relationships with consumers throughout the consumer journey. Plexure enables the delivery of deeply personalized compelling offers to customers through mobile channels.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$20.26
EBITDA ($mm)
($5.02)
EBIT ($mm)
($5.19)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
150
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Ticker: VERB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
VERB Technology Company, Inc.
VERB Technology Company, Inc.
VERB Technology Company, Inc. is rapidly emerging as the market leader in interactive video data collection and analysis applications. VERB provides customer relationship management (CRM), lead generation, and video marketing software applications under the brand name TAGG.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$10.36
EBITDA ($mm)
($16.68)
EBIT ($mm)
($17.93)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
10
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