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closed 2/16/2019 via Bloomberg

Epik Holdings Inc., acquired BitMitigate

synopsis: Vancouver-based cybersecurity company BitMitigate has been acquired by Epik, a web hosting company and domain name registration service. BitMitigate provides effective and high performance DDoS protection solutions for some of the largest and most controversial websites in the world.
buyer: Epik Holdings Inc.
Founded in 2009, Epik has earned an industry reputation for exceptional service and support. For many customers, Epik is a one-stop shop for their entire web presence: domain name, hosting, monetization, and web development services. "
target: BitMitigate
BitMitigate provides effective and high performance DDoS protection solutions for some of the largest and most controversial websites in the world. BitMitigate has mitigated some of the largest cyber threats of all time with its proprietary web application firewall.
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announced 10/10/2019 via PR Newswire

Akamai Technologies, will acquire ChameleonX Technologies

synopsis: Akamai Technologies, Inc., the intelligent edge platform for securing and delivering digital experiences, will acquire ChameleonX, an Israel-based cybersecurity company with a unique solution to protect websites from credit card skimming and user credential theft via malicious or compromised third-party scripts.
buyer: Akamai Technologies (AKAM:$2,794.57)
Akamai secures and delivers digital experiences for the world's largest companies. Akamai's intelligent edge platform surrounds everything, from the enterprise to the cloud, so customers and their businesses can be fast, smart, and secure. "
target: ChameleonX Technologies
ChameleonX is an Israel-based cybersecurity startup company, developing a unique AI-based client-side protection solution for the eCommerce, Travel, and Financial sectors to protect businesses from zero-day attacks, compromised 3rd-party resources, web vulnerabilities and malware code injections.
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closed 7/25/2016 via BNC Analysis

StackPath, LLC, acquired Fireblade Ltd.

synopsis: US startup StackPath acquired Israeli website security company Fireblade. Fireblade provides website security in the cloud through a behavioral approach to website security, shifting from traditional, costly and obsolete web application firewalls to a modern dynamic approach that relies on users’ behaviors and reputations, rather than signatures.
buyer: StackPath, LLC
StackPath is the intelligent web services platform for security, speed and scale. It is the first platform to unify enterprise security solutions by leveraging collaborative intelligence that makes each service smarter and more secure with every threat detected. "
target: Fireblade Ltd.
Fireblade provides sophisticated next generation website security and performance services, available to any website easily through the cloud. It bundles all aspects of website security, including DDoS protection, web application security, health and performance monitoring and website acceleration.
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closed 6/21/2012 via BusinessWire

AppNeta, acquired Tracelytics

synopsis: AppNeta, the leading provider of end-user-centric performance management solutions for business critical applications, announced the acquisition of Tracelytics, an innovative provider of full-stack, SaaS-delivered Application Performance Management solutions. Founded in 2010, Tracelytics has developed the next generation of APM technology.
buyer: AppNeta
AppNeta is the leader in end-user centric Performance Management solutions for business critical applications, arming network and application engineers with the 360o insight they need to rapidly anticipate, pinpoint and solve network issues before they become application problems. "
target: Tracelytics
Founded in 2010, Tracelytics has developed the next generation of APM technology. The innovative SaaS solution provides deep, detailed visibility into Web applications, identifying where issues and bottlenecks are occurring and providing actionable data for quick problem resolution.
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closed 7/16/2010 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired Metaweb Technologies, Inc.

synopsis: Google has bought semantic search startup Metaweb, according to recent post on the search giant’s blog. Metaweb develops both semantic data storage infrastructure for the web, and Freebase, an “open, shared database of the world’s knowledge”. Freebase is a massive, collaboratively edited database of cross-linked data.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$148,299.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. "
target: Metaweb Technologies, Inc.
Metaweb helps site owners, bloggers, and developers make their sites richer and more engaging. Based in San Francisco, Metaweb Technologies was founded in 2005 to help build a smarter, more connected Internet.
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closed 4/4/2019 via PR Newswire

AirTies, purchased Wireless Doctor from Technicolor SA

synopsis: AirTies, a provider of managed in-home Wi-Fi solutions to global service providers, has completed its acquisition of Technicolor's Wi-Fi Management software business, a.k.a. Wireless Doctor. Wireless Doctor, previously known as Wi-Fi Doctor and Conductor, is a suite of cloud-based performance management software, embedded decision logic, and apps.
buyer: AirTies
Founded in 2004, AirTies is the most widely deployed provider of managed in-home Wi-Fi solutions to operators around the globe. AirTies delivers service providers with Smart Wi-Fi software, apps, a cloud-based performance optimization platform, Mesh extenders and set-top boxes. "
seller: Technicolor SA (ENXTPA:TCH:$4,513.87)
Wireless Doctor, previously known as Wi-Fi Doctor and Conductor, is a suite of cloud-based performance management software, embedded decision logic, and apps used by service providers to improve the in-home Wi-Fi experience of their subscribers.
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closed 8/29/2017 via GlobeNewswire

SolarWinds MSP, acquired SpamExperts

synopsis: SolarWinds MSP, a global leader in delivering comprehensive, scalable IT service management solutions, announced that it has acquired SpamExperts B.V., a global provider of email security solutions deployed in the cloud or on-premises, with services for incoming (spam and virus) filtering, outgoing filtering, and email archiving.
buyer parent: SolarWinds
buyer: SolarWinds MSP
SolarWinds MSP empowers IT service providers with technologies to fuel their success. Solutions that integrate layered security and smart automation—both on-premises and in the cloud, backed by actionable data insights, help IT service providers get the job done easier and faster. "
target: SpamExperts
Launched in 2005 and based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands; with a second office in Bucharest, Romania; SpamExperts has provided SaaS-based mail protection and mail archiving services for best-in-class MSPs, ISPs, telcos, and other IT service providers globally for more than ten years.
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announced 12/31/2016 via Company Press Release

OnApp, will acquire Virtkick, Inc.

synopsis: OnApp, a global cloud management software provider, has announced its intention to acquire Virtkick. OnApp is impressed by the way Virtkick simplifies every step of cloud hosting. Their unique fully-managed SaaS platform approach, from the user-centric interface to orchestration and billing, were especially interesting to OnApp for future projects.
buyer: OnApp
OnApp is widely regarded as the leading cloud management software platform for the service provider industry. It is a complete Infrastructure-as-a-Service solution for cloud providers, CDN providers, telcos, carriers, MSPs and enterprises. "
target parent: TechStars
target: Virtkick, Inc.
Virtkick lets independent hosting companies increase conversion rates, simplify server management and take on the biggest hosting providers. Virtkick is a SaaS cloud management panel that offers simplicity and great user experience for their customers.
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closed 1/9/2015 via BNC Analysis

Facebook, acquired Quickfire Networks Corporation

synopsis: Facebook has a acquired QuickFire Networks, a company that built a custom hardware and software platform for reducing video file sizes and upload times. QuickFire’s tech speeds up encoding videos with different profiles for frame rate, resolution, color and audio settings for different platforms.
buyer: Facebook (FB:$62,604.00)
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world. "
target: Quickfire Networks Corporation
QuickFire Networks is a company that has built a custom hardware and software platform for reducing video file sizes and upload times. They use proprietary technology that dramatically reduces the bandwidth needed to view video online without degrading video quality.
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closed 2/4/2013 via BNC Analysis

Juniper Networks, acquired Webscreen Technology

synopsis: Accumuli PLC announced the sale of certain assets from one of its subsidiaries, Webscreen Systems Ltd (WSL), to US-based networking provider, Juniper Networks. The agreement includes the disposal of the trade and assets of WSL, consisting of the company's Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) mitigation software.
buyer: Juniper Networks (JNPR:$4,647.50)
Juniper Networks is in the business of network innovation. From devices to data centers, from consumers to cloud providers, Juniper Networks delivers the software, silicon and systems that transform the experience and economics of networking. "
target parent: Accumuli Security
target: Webscreen Technology
Webscreen Technology provides the world’s most advanced DDoS (Distributed Denial-of-Service) mitigation technology and 24 x 7 x 365 support services. global customer list includes some of the world’s leading retailers, financial institutions and online betting companies.
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$9.91
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$1
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$0
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closed 2/23/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Bazaarvoice, Inc., acquired AddStructure

synopsis: Bazaarvoice, Inc., a leading provider of consumer-generated content (CGC), advertising, and personalization solutions, has acquired AddStructure, a provider of state-of-the-art search and discovery applications for e-commerce companies.
buyer parent: Marlin Equity Partners
buyer: Bazaarvoice, Inc. (BV:$206.30)
Bazaarvoice helps brands and retailers find and reach consumers. Each month in the Bazaarvoice Network, more than one-half billion consumers view and share authentic consumer-generated content (CGC), including ratings and reviews and curated visual content, across 5,000 brand and retail websites. "
target: AddStructure
AddStructure provides state-of-the-art search and discovery applications for e-commerce companies. Applications of the technology range from review summarization to a complete conversational commerce system.
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closed 8/23/2010 via paidContent.org

Tencent Holdings Ltd., acquired Comsenz, Inc.

synopsis: Tencent, the Chinese internet company behind IM service and portal QQ, has bought up Comsenz, a Googlebacked company which is behind the Discuz online discussion board platform, which is extremely popularin China, among other community products.
buyer: Tencent Holdings Ltd. (SEHK:700:$46,983.28)
Tencent provides value-added Internet, mobile and telecom services and online advertising under the strategic goal of providing users with "one-stop online lifestyle services." "
target: Comsenz, Inc.
Comsenz is a China-based provider of bulletin board and social networking software.
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closed 7/14/2016 via GlobeNewswire

Atlassian Pty Ltd., acquired StatusPage

synopsis: Atlassian Corporation Plc, a leading provider of team collaboration and productivity software, announced the acquisition of StatusPage, a fast-growing status and incident communication platform that enables companies to share real-time status for cloud services with external customers and internal employees
buyer: Atlassian Pty Ltd. (TEAM:$1,115.10)
Atlassian provides software development and collaboration tools to help teams conceive, plan, build and launch great products. Organizations use Atlassian's issue tracking, collaboration and software development tools to work and deliver quality results on time and more efficiently. "
target: StatusPage
StatusPage is the leading status and incident communication platform. Thousands of customers around the world from small startups to market leaders use StatusPage to provide real-time status updates for internal and external facing cloud services.
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closed 8/17/2015 via BusinessWire

Grid Dynamics, acquired Qubell

synopsis: Grid Dynamics, a leading provider of scalable ecommerce technology solutions, announced it has acquired Qubell, developer of the first autonomic application management platform for cloud applications. Qubell empowers developers and operations teams to turn their applications into self-managed entities that adapt, configure, and more.
buyer: Grid Dynamics
Grid Dynamics is a leading provider of open, scalable, next-generation commerce technology solutions in the areas of omni-channel digital platforms, cloud enablement and continuous delivery. "
target: Qubell
Qubell provides the first autonomic application management platform for cloud applications and empowers developers and operations teams to turn their applications into self-managed entities that adapt, configure, heal and protect themselves in response to changes within dynamic cloud environments.
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closed 2/27/2019 via PR Newswire

Bolton Labs, acquired Pandora Labs

synopsis: Bolton Labs announced their acquisition of Pandora Labs, a Philippines-based cloud security services provider. Pandora Labs' delivery capabilities will be integrated into Bolton Labs' Security Operations Center Enablement Platform.
buyer: Bolton Labs
Bolton Labs provides cybersecurity services, training, and tools to organizations who want to scale their security offerings. Bolton Labs' cloud-based SOC (Security Operations Center) Enablement Platform delivers unrivaled flexibility, scalability, and cost savings to security teams. "
target: Pandora Labs
Pandora Labs is a Philippines-based cloud security services provider. Founded in 2013 by Isaac Sabas, Pandora Labs delivers cloud-based threat detection software that is in use by a large number of Philippines-based companies in the financial services, healthcare, and manufacturing sectors.
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closed 3/28/2013 via BusinessWire

Rackspace Hosting, acquired Exceptional Cloud Services

synopsis: Rackspace® Hosting, the open cloud company, announced the strategic acquisition of Exceptional Cloud Services to enhance its toolset for developers deploying and managing applications in the open cloud. Through this deal, Rackspace will expand its portfolio of developer solutions to include error tracking and Redis-as-a-Service capabilities.
buyer: Rackspace Hosting (RAX:$2,073.40)
Rackspace® Hosting is the open cloud company, delivering open technologies and powering more than 205,000 customers worldwide. Rackspace provides its renowned Fanatical Support® across a broad portfolio of IT products, including Public Cloud, Private Cloud, Hybrid Hosting and Dedicated Hosting. "
target: Exceptional Cloud Services
Founded in 2008, Exceptional's mission is to track the world's web exceptions. It reports them in real-time for developers to fix them fast. Its customers include eBay and Pinterest. Exceptional is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
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closed 4/26/2018 via BNC Analysis

Ocom B.V., acquired SynEdge Luxembourg S.A.

synopsis: Ocom, the leading Internet service provider in Europe, has announced the acquisition of a majority stake in SynEdge, a provider of Next Generation CDN (Content Delivery Network) services, from POST Capital, the investment arm of POST Luxembourg. 
buyer: Ocom B.V.
Ocom is Europe's leading internet services company. Ocom and its subsidiaries are part of the experience of millions of internet users around the world every day. Companies trust our companies to bring content to end users in a reliable fashion. "
target parent: POST Luxembourg
target: SynEdge Luxembourg S.A.
SynEdge is the next generation content delivery network designed for the mobile world. SynEdge has developed and operates a fast, global content delivery network with focus on mobile devices, extensive (real-time) performance reporting and security services.
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closed 1/9/2019 via Company Press Release

Groupe OPEN, acquired Izberg

synopsis: Open, a major player in the IT and digital transformation of companies, announces the 100% acquisition of  IZBERG, a marketplace platform publisher. IZBERG provides the most advanced Marketplace platform on the market, allowing mid-size and large companies to increase their revenues, lower their costs, and offer an outstanding shopping experience.
buyer: Groupe OPEN (ENXTPA:OPN:$366.57)
Groupe Open SA is a France-based information technology service provider company that designs, produces and installs interactive information systems. It operates under three segments: Consulting, Application Engineering and Infrastructure Services. "
target: Izberg
IZBERG provides the most advanced Marketplace platform on the market, allowing mid-size and large companies to increase their revenues, lower their costs, and offer an outstanding shopping experience to their customers.
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closed 9/25/2019 via BNC Analysis

Haptik Infotech Pvt Ltd, acquired Buzzo.ai

synopsis: Haptik, a subsidiary of Reliance Industries, has acquired Mumbai-based conversational commerce start-up Buzzo.ai. Founded in 2016 by Anand Ramachandran and Vivek Arya, Buzzo.ai is a platform to create an expert advisor-like conversational shopping experience in any retail or e-commerce domains.
buyer parent: Reliance Industries Limited
buyer: Haptik Infotech Pvt Ltd
Aakrit Vaish and Swapan Rajdev founded Haptik in 2013, as a chat based virtual concierge mobile application. Haptik is one of the world's largest conversational AI platforms. It has processed more than 2 billion interactions till date, with a client list that includes Samsung, Coca-Cola, and more. "
target: Buzzo.ai
Founded in 2016 by Anand Ramachandran and Vivek Arya, Buzzo.ai is a platform to create an expert advisor-like conversational shopping experience in any retail or e-commerce domains.
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closed 5/8/2019 via BNC Analysis

Square, Inc., acquired Eloquent Labs Inc

synopsis: Square, a company that creates tools that help sellers of all sizes start, run, and grow their businesses, has acquired conversational artificial intelligence startup Eloquent Labs to help its merchants improve customer service.
buyer: Square, Inc. (NYSE:SQ:$3,948.23)
Square creates tools that help sellers of all sizes start, run, and grow their businesses. Square's point-of-sale service offers tools for every part of running a business, from accepting credit cards and tracking inventory, to real-time analytics and invoicing. "
target: Eloquent Labs Inc
Eloquent Labs brings cutting edge conversational artificial intelligence to enterprises. They replace live chat customer support agents, specifically targeted at eCommerce companies, with fully autonomously AI agents that can hold natural and conversational dialogs with customers.
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closed 2/16/2019 via Bloomberg

Epik Holdings Inc., acquired BitMitigate

synopsis: Vancouver-based cybersecurity company BitMitigate has been acquired by Epik, a web hosting company and domain name registration service. BitMitigate provides effective and high performance DDoS protection solutions for some of the largest and most controversial websites in the world.
buyer: Epik Holdings Inc.
Founded in 2009, Epik has earned an industry reputation for exceptional service and support. For many customers, Epik is a one-stop shop for their entire web presence: domain name, hosting, monetization, and web development services. "
target: BitMitigate
BitMitigate provides effective and high performance DDoS protection solutions for some of the largest and most controversial websites in the world. BitMitigate has mitigated some of the largest cyber threats of all time with its proprietary web application firewall.
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closed 2/16/2019 via Bloomberg

Epik Holdings Inc., acquired BitMitigate

synopsis: Vancouver-based cybersecurity company BitMitigate has been acquired by Epik, a web hosting company and domain name registration service. BitMitigate provides effective and high performance DDoS protection solutions for some of the largest and most controversial websites in the world.
buyer: Epik Holdings Inc.
Founded in 2009, Epik has earned an industry reputation for exceptional service and support. For many customers, Epik is a one-stop shop for their entire web presence: domain name, hosting, monetization, and web development services. "
target: BitMitigate
BitMitigate provides effective and high performance DDoS protection solutions for some of the largest and most controversial websites in the world. BitMitigate has mitigated some of the largest cyber threats of all time with its proprietary web application firewall.
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closed 3/8/2017 via BNC Analysis

Epik Holdings Inc., acquired Undeveloped B.V.

synopsis: Undeveloped, a startup that lets users easily buy and sell domain names, has been acquired by US registrar Epik (who calls itself ‘The Swiss Bank of Domains’). Undeveloped allows users to shop 21 million domains directly from sellers in 100+ countries, and finally go beyond already taken domain names.
buyer: Epik Holdings Inc.
Epik is the premier provider of integrated domain name lifecycle management solutions. With Epik, customers can easily and cost-efectively manage the entire life cycle of their domain portfolios, from acquisition and registration. "
target: Undeveloped B.V.
Undeveloped is a startup that lets users easily buy and sell domain names. Undeveloped is the world's leading marketplace for digital brands. Shop 21 million domains directly from sellers in 100+ countries, and finally go beyond already taken domain names!
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announced 9/5/2018 via PR Newswire

ABRY Partners, LLC, will acquire Donuts Inc.

synopsis: Donuts Inc., the global leader in high-quality, new top-level Internet domains, announced that it has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Abry Partners, a leading private equity firm. Donuts holds the world's largest portfolio of new top-level domains (TLDs).
buyer: ABRY Partners, LLC
ABRY Partners is one of the most experienced media, communications, and information services focused private equity firms in North America. It specializes in late stage. The firm has completed over $77 billion of transactions, including leveraged buyouts, growth financing and recapitalization. "
target: Donuts Inc.
Donuts simplifies and connects a fragmented online world with domain names and related technologies that allow people and businesses to build, market and own their digital identities.
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closed 3/8/2017 via BNC Analysis

Epik Holdings Inc., acquired Undeveloped B.V.

synopsis: Undeveloped, a startup that lets users easily buy and sell domain names, has been acquired by US registrar Epik (who calls itself ‘The Swiss Bank of Domains’). Undeveloped allows users to shop 21 million domains directly from sellers in 100+ countries, and finally go beyond already taken domain names.
buyer: Epik Holdings Inc.
Epik is the premier provider of integrated domain name lifecycle management solutions. With Epik, customers can easily and cost-efectively manage the entire life cycle of their domain portfolios, from acquisition and registration. "
target: Undeveloped B.V.
Undeveloped is a startup that lets users easily buy and sell domain names. Undeveloped is the world's leading marketplace for digital brands. Shop 21 million domains directly from sellers in 100+ countries, and finally go beyond already taken domain names!
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closed 12/9/2015 via BNC Analysis

CentralNic Group plc, acquired Instra Corporation

synopsis: Publicly traded domain name registrar and registry CentralNic has agreed to acquire domain name registrar Instra Group. Instra has a 15 year history of leadership in the domain industry, selling and promoting gTLD and ccTLD domain names and servicing customers in more than 200 countries worldwide.
buyer: CentralNic Group plc (AIM:CNIC:$31.72)
CentralNic plc, (AIM: CNIC) is the Registry Service Provider powering the sale of domain names through online retailers globally. One of the world's pioneering registry service providers, CentralNic provides registry services, distribution, and strategic consultancy for new TLDs, ccTLDs and SLDs. "
target: Instra Corporation
Instra has a 15 year history of leadership in the domain industry, selling and promoting gTLD and ccTLD domain names and servicing customers in more than 200 countries worldwide.
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$24
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$11
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$2
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closed 5/20/2015 via Company Press Release

Flippa.com Pty Ltd, acquired Domain Holdings Group, Inc.

synopsis: Flippa announced that it has acquired Domain Holdings Group, the award-winning premium domain brokerage company based in Florida, USA. Flippa is the web's #1 marketplace for buying and selling websites, domains and apps.
buyer: Flippa.com Pty Ltd
Flippa is the world’s largest marketplace for buying and selling established websites. Flippa also hosts the sale of domain names through it’s platform. Over $88 million in websites and domains have changed hands since its creation. "
target: Domain Holdings Group, Inc.
Domain Holdings Group, Inc. (DH) is an industry leading domain name brokerage firm specializing in the representation and acquisition of premium domain names.
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closed 9/23/2013 via PR Web

TechStars, acquired NameLayer

synopsis: TechStars, a provider of seed funding from over 75 top venture capital firms and angel investors who are vested in the success of startups, has announced that they have acquired NameLayer, a popular inventory of brandable domain names curated for the tech market.
buyer: TechStars
Techstars provides seed funding from over 75 top venture capital firms and angel investors who are vested in the success of startups, as well as intense mentorship from hundreds of the best entrepreneurs in the world. "
target: NameLayer
NameLayer is the commercialization of domain name aftermarket algorithms designed to find the needles in the domain market haystack. Their technology allows them to rapidly build out an inventory of very high quality domain names curated for tech startup brandability.
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closed 9/19/2013 via BusinessWire

GoDaddy.com, acquired Afternic, Inc

synopsis: GoDaddy, the world’s leading domain name provider, has acquired Afternic, one of the industry’s leading domain name aftermarket companies. The move creates an unprecedented level of domain name aftermarket inventory from one source, enabling buyers to purchase registered domain names offered for sale quickly and easily.
buyer: GoDaddy.com (GDDY:$2,736.90)
Go Daddy is the world's largest domain name provider, Web hosting provider and new SSL provider, focused on helping small businesses grow larger. Go Daddy provides dozens of cloud-based services and is the largest worldwide mass-market hosting provider by annual revenue. "
target parent: NameMedia, Inc.
target: Afternic, Inc
Afternic’s Domain Name Marketplace has over 1.8 million premium domains available for purchase supported by complementary products such as a domain name appraisal service, a domain purchase assistance team; secure domain name escrow services, and a platform for generating advertising revenue.
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closed 11/28/2006 via BusinessWire

NameMedia, Inc., acquired Afternic, Inc

synopsis: NameMedia, the industry leader in Direct Search and Premium Domain Name Sales, has acquired Afternic, Inc., the industry’s pioneer marketplace for the resale of domain names. Afternic will join with BuyDomains, NameMedia’s existing domain name marketplace, in creating the leading platform for the domain aftermarket
buyer parent: Highland Capital Holdings Corporation
buyer: NameMedia, Inc.
NameMedia is the industry leader in Direct Search and the marketplace for premium domain names. The company leverages the power of Direct Search through a proprietary publishing platform that creates revenue-generating search destinations. "
target: Afternic, Inc
Afternic’s Domain Name Marketplace has over 1.8 million premium domains available for purchase supported by complementary products such as a domain name appraisal service, a domain purchase assistance team; secure domain name escrow services, and a platform for generating advertising revenue.
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closed 10/25/2018 via Company Press Release

WP Engine, Inc., acquired Array Themes

synopsis: WP Engine, the leading WordPress digital experience platform, has acquired Array Themes. Since 2009, Array has served the WordPress community as one of the top theme providers dedicated to authentic, eclectic design and easy-to-use WordPress products.
buyer: WP Engine, Inc.
WP Engine is the WordPress Digital Experience Platform that gives companies of all sizes the agility, performance, intelligence, and integrations they need to drive their business forward faster. "
target: Array Themes
Since 2009, Array has served the WordPress community as one of the top theme providers dedicated to authentic, eclectic design and easy-to-use WordPress products.
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closed 2/28/2018 via PR Web

Wellspring Search, LLC, acquired CoolHomepages.com

synopsis: Wellspring Search, LLC has acquired CoolHomepages.com, the California-based design portal that has launched and made thousands of design careers in the digital industry. CoolHomepages.com features a collection of web templates for sale, and a designer portfolio section that helps customers find a web designer that matches their needs.
buyer: Wellspring Search, LLC
Based in Gettysburg, PA and Frederick, MD, Wellspring Search delivers world-class digital marketing services with a focus on SEO, SEM, marketing automation, and content marketing. Wellspring Search delivers business leads, value, and competitive advantage for their clients. "
target: CoolHomepages.com
Founded in 1997, CoolHomepages.com is one of the oldest web design websites in the United States. CoolHomepages.com features a collection of web templates for sale, and a designer portfolio section that helps customers find a web designer whose portfolio and budget matches their needs.
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closed 9/4/2014 via PR Newswire

Westcon Group, Inc., acquired Verecloud, Inc.

synopsis: Westcon Group, a value-added distributor of category-leading technology solutions, announced the acquisition of the assets of Verecloud, Inc., the developer of an advanced channel distribution platform for cloud and services solutions. Verecloud will be incorporated in Westcon Group's Cloud Solutions Practice.
buyer parent: Datatec Limited
buyer: Westcon Group, Inc.
Westcon Group, Inc. is a value-added distributor of category-leading unified communications, network infrastructure, data center and security solutions with a global network of specialty resellers. Westcon Group's teams are located in 70+ countries around the globe. "
target: Verecloud, Inc.
Verecloud's® mission is to provide mid-market businesses and technology resellers with a single place to discover, buy, monitor and manage their cloud services. Their Nimbus platform features a marketplace of best-of-breed cloud services integrated into a single experience.
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announced 7/10/2013 via BNC Analysis

SaaSMAX Corp, will acquire SaaSMAX Corp

synopsis: Dina M. Moskowitz, sole director of SaaSMAX, agreed to acquire SaaSMAX Corp., the ultimate app marketplace, solution provider network and channel management program. SaaSMAX is a cloud-based B2B platform that automates and manages reseller transactions and commissions between Business Cloud App Vendors and Solution Providers/Value-added resellers.
buyer: SaaSMAX Corp
SaaSMAX Corp. is the ultimate app marketplace, solution provider network and channel management program. SaaSMAX is a cloud-based B2B platform that automates and manages reseller transactions and commissions between Business Cloud App Vendors and Solution Providers/Value-added resellers. "
target: SaaSMAX Corp
SaaSMAX Corp. is the ultimate app marketplace, solution provider network and channel management program. SaaSMAX is a cloud-based B2B platform that automates and manages reseller transactions and commissions between Business Cloud App Vendors and Solution Providers/Value-added resellers.
price ($mm)
$0.04
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 3/14/2012 via Company Press Release

Fotolia, acquired Wilogo SARL

synopsis: Fotolia, the first worldwide social marketplace for royalty free stock images, announced the acquisition of Wilogo.com, a leading crowdsourcing design community.
buyer: Fotolia
Fotolia is the first worldwide social marketplace for royalty free stock images, allowing individuals and professionals to legally buy and share stock images and illustrations. "
target: Wilogo SARL
Wilogo connects graphic designers with companies to produce amazing design. Their goal is to help companies rapidly source a variety of high quality design concepts and materials.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/11/2014 via PR Web

Sysnet Global Solutions, acquired SaaS Markets

synopsis: SaaS Markets, the enterprise cloud marketplace provider, announces it has been acquired by Sysnet Global Solutions, a market leader in payment card industry compliance services, specializing in PCI DSS compliance validation and merchant retention solutions for acquiring organizations.
buyer: Sysnet Global Solutions
Sysnet Global Solutions provides payment card industry compliance services, specializing in PCI DSS compliance validation and merchant intelligence solutions. Sysnet offers a range of services, including its proprietary web based compliance management and merchant intelligence solution SysnetAIRTM. "
target: SaaS Markets
SaaS Markets–the enterprise app store company–builds branded app stores for the employee populations of large companies and their external business customers. Leading financial companies, retail brands, telecom.
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closed 5/23/2011 via BusinessWire

Conduit Ltd., acquired Wibiya

synopsis: Conduit Ltd., the largest global network of browser and mobile app publishers, announced the acquisition of leading web publishing solution and app platform, Wibiya. Wibiya offers a one-stop platform that allows web publishers to easily integrate, manage and track third party applications on their websites.
buyer: Conduit Ltd.
Conduit is the largest global network of web and mobile app publishers with over 260,000 members and their 230 million users. Conduit enables publishers to seamlessly encapsulate content and deploy it everywhere from browsers and web sites to all major mobile devices. "
target: Wibiya
Founded in 2008, Wibiya is the leading web application solutions provider, offering a one-stop platform that allows web publishers to easily integrate, manage and track third party applications on their websites. It provides fully customizable, easy-to-use web apps to more than 120,000 websites.
price ($mm)
$45
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/11/2016 via BNC Analysis

YouTube, acquired FameBit, Inc.

synopsis: Online video and media giant, YouTube, through its parent company Alphabet Inc's Google has acquired Famebit, a YouTube marketing platform that connects YouTubers and other “influencers” with brands to create videos that are shared across the internet.
buyer parent: Google Inc.
buyer: YouTube
YouTube allows billions of people to discover, watch and share originally-created videos. It provides a forum for people to connect, inform, and inspire others across the globe and acts as a distribution platform for original content creators and advertisers large and small. "
target: FameBit, Inc.
Fame Bit is a YouTube marketing platform that enable brands to collaborate with YouTube influencers and create videos that are shared across the internet. It is a convenient method to find, hire and work with YouTube Influencers and create brand awareness with tutorial videos.
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closed 6/28/2016 via BNC Analysis

Bounce Exchange, acquired GoChime, Inc.

synopsis: Bounce Exchange, a New York-based marketing software company, has acquired direct marketing startup GoChime for an undisclosed amount. GoChime is an online marketplace that connects individuals with brands, based on information they post to their social media channels.
buyer: Bounce Exchange
Bounce Exchange is a marketing software company that has invented Behavioral Automation, a new class of enterprise marketing software. Bounce Exchange analyzes digital body language to make websites way more convenient and user-friendly. "
target: GoChime, Inc.
GoChime is a direct marketing startup. It is an online marketplace that connects individuals with brands, based on information they post to their social media channels.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 1/17/2018 via BNC Analysis

BeMyEye s.r.l., acquired Task360

synopsis: Europe’s leader in crowdsourced in-store Data as a Service (DAAS) announces acquisition of UK operator, Task360, in a move to consolidate the data-driven field marketing industry. Task360 is an app-based data collection system. It enables people to earn money collecting data for Clients; and Clients to get data by paying people to collect it.
buyer: BeMyEye s.r.l.
BeMyEye is the European leader in crowdsourced in-store Data as a Service (DAAS). BeMyEye is the innovative service using crowdsourcing for store checks, mystery shopping and field monitoring. "
target: Task360
Task360 is an app-based data collection system. It enables people to earn money collecting data for Clients; and Clients to get data by paying people to collect it.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 7/13/2012 via BNC Analysis

InMobi, acquired AppBistro

synopsis: Mobile ad network InMobi has acquired MMTG Labs, a San Francisco startup that operates AppBistro, an application marketplace for Facebook pages, and AppGalleries, which is a white-label app store platform that is in use by the likes of Brit Media.
buyer: InMobi
InMobi is the world's largest independent mobile advertising network. With offices on five continents, it provides advertisers, publishers and developers with a uniquely global solution for advertising. Its network is delivers the unprecedented ability to reach 314 million consumers. "
target: AppBistro
AppBistro, offered by MMTG Labs, is an application marketplace for business with facebook pages. By using AppBistro businesses' can find apps that would improve their facebook page and developers get paid when a business chooses their app to be used on their facebook page.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 8/24/2018 via BNC Analysis

Tungsten Branding, acquired Brandzam

synopsis: Tungsten Branding, a provider of brand creation/development services, has acquired Brandzam, a brandable domain marketplace for startups, solopreneurs and entrepreneurs on a budget. Brandzam offers entry level brand name pricing that comes complete with an accompanying logo design.
buyer: Tungsten Branding
Tungsten Branding provides brand creation/development services, brand alignment and brand consulting services. Tungsten helps brand a company owner's idea for their business, product or service. This includes defining the brand objectives, clarifying the message and creating the brand identity. "
target: Brandzam
Brandzam is a brandable domain marketplace for startups, solopreneurs and entrepreneurs on a budget. Brandzam offers entry level brand name pricing that comes complete with an accompanying logo design.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 10/3/2017 via PR Newswire

Slidely, acquired Unstock

synopsis: Slidely, the visual content platform and creator of PROMO, the #1 video creation solution for SMBs, announced that it has acquired Unstock, a mobile-first User Generated Content video marketplace. Unstock's application allows video editors, brands, and agencies to request for, and buy footage or video clips from videographers.
buyer: Slidely
Based in Israel, Slidely is the leading visual content platform enabling businesses and individuals to create visual content easily and affordably. The Slidely UGC platform helps users discover, create and share visual stories, for free, in beautiful and creative ways. "
target: Unstock
Unstock is a mobile-first User Generated Content video marketplace. Its application allows video editors, brands, and agencies to request for, and buy footage or video clips from videographers. Handpicked as part of Angelpad #10, Unstock has quickly built a community of creators and clients.
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