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announced 3/4/2019 via BusinessWire

Taboola, will acquire Celltick Start Division

synopsis: Taboola, the world’s leading discovery platform, will acquire the Start Division of Celltick, a global leader in mobile discovery and engagement, which includes the Start and Start Magazine product lines. Following the completion of the acquisition, the Start team and technology will integrate into the Taboola News division.
buyer: Taboola
Taboola enables over 1.4B people to discover what’s interesting and new at the moments they’re most ready to explore. Powered by Deep Learning, AI, and a large dataset, Taboola’s discovery platform creates new monetization, audience and engagement opportunities for digital properties. "
target parent: Celltick Technologies Limited
target: Celltick Start Division
Start provides users with what matters most to them when they wake up their phone. It’s a customizable user interface that helps device manufacturers, mobile operators and media companies to engage with users, gain new insights and differentiate themselves while providing more value to their users.
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closed 5/28/2012 via BNC Analysis

Quark Inc., acquired MobileIQ, Inc.

synopsis: Quark has announced its acquisition of Mobile IQ, creators of PressRun, the cloud-based digital publishing solution developed to deliver innovative, interactive tablet and mobile experiences.
buyer parent: Platinum Equity, LLC
buyer: Quark Inc.
Quark Inc. is a leading provider of publishing software for professional designers, small and mid-sized businesses, and large organizations. Its flagship product, QuarkXPress, has changed the course of traditional publishing. "
target: MobileIQ, Inc.
Mobile IQ, creators of PressRun, the cloud-based digital publishing solution developed to deliver innovative, interactive tablet and mobile experiences.
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closed 7/2/2012 via PR Newswire

Ask.com, acquired nRelate

synopsis: Ask.com announced its purchase of nRelate, a rapidly growing content discovery company with more than 35,000 publishers using its products. With this acquisition, Ask is able to apply its technology and expertise in search-based content discovery to improve and optimize nRelate's existing products for publisher websites.
buyer parent: IAC
buyer: Ask.com
With more than 100 million global users, Ask.com is the leading online brand for questions and answers and an operating business of IAC. Also available as a mobile service, Ask.com mobile apps have been downloaded more than 2 million times. "
target: nRelate
Founded in 2009, nRelate's content recommendation platform helps thousands of publishers creating quality content in topic areas like food, parenting, DIY and technology increase traffic and revenue through targeted article recommendations.
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closed 8/22/2007 via BusinessWire

NDS Group, acquired CastUp Inc.

synopsis: NDS, the leading provider of technology solutions for digital pay-TV, today announced the completion of the acquisition of 100% of the share capital of CastUP Inc. The acquisition of CastUp Inc. was previously announced on August 7, 2007.
buyer: NDS Group
NDS enables broadcasters, network TV operators and content providers to profit from the deployment of digital TV technologies including innovative solutions for digital video recorders, interactivity, secure broadband, home networks, and content on the go. "
target: CastUp Inc.
CastUp Inc. is a leader in comprehensive solutions for rich media production, publishing and distribution in today's most popular formats. CastUp's wide selection of rich media management tools allows content owners to control all aspects of their media in a robust, yet easy to use application.
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closed 10/17/2012 via BNC Analysis

NewsCred, Inc., acquired Daylife

synopsis: NewsCred, a startup focused on making it easy to syndicate premium news content, has acquired cloud-based publishing platform Daylife.
buyer: NewsCred, Inc.
NewsCred, Inc., a New York based media company, provides a platform for licensed news, images, and videos from the United States and international publishers. "
target parent: Balderton Capital
target: Daylife
Daylife, Inc. operates Daylife, a content services platform. The platform provides Web-based news and information sources in real time.
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closed 5/15/2012 via BNC Analysis

UIEvolution, purchased Content Management System (CMS) from Splat Interactive, Inc.

synopsis: UIEvolution, Inc., a global leader in connected services for mobile, tablet, TV and automotive applications, announced the acquisition of a rich media Content Management System (CMS) and related applications from Splat Interactive. Splat Interactive connect users to multiple screens via high quality, deeply sophisticated applications.
buyer parent: Square Enix Co., Ltd.
buyer: UIEvolution
UIEvolution is a global leader in connected services for Mobile, Tablet, TV and Automotive applications. It's software solution delivers native and HTML5 apps managed from a cloud-based platform, ensuring a great consumer engagement experience. "
seller: Splat Interactive, Inc.
Splat Interactive helps companies large and small connect with their audience on multiple screens. Splat’s TV 2.0 platform and tools allows publishers to reach viewers on the Connected TV screen and mobile device.
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closed 7/17/2006 via Company Press Release

Motricity, acquired GoldPocket Wireless

synopsis: Motricity, a leading global provider of mobile marketplace management solutions, has acquired GoldPocket Wireless, a leader in mobile interactivity and marketing solutions for media and entertainment companies.
buyer: Motricity (MOTR:$121.65)
Motricity is a global leader in Mobile Marketplace Management. Motricity's Fuel™ 5 platform and suite of managed services reduce the time-to-market for new mobile services, create new revenue streams and improve brand loyalty through expert mobile merchandising and customer relationship management. "
target: GoldPocket Wireless
GoldPocket Wireless is the leading provider of mobile content creation, management and transport solutions to the North American media industry, with the only advanced scalable product suite that allows media companies to manage and deliver all forms of mobile content to any mobile device.
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announced 3/12/2018 via Company Press Release

Apple, Inc., will acquire Texture

synopsis: Apple announced it signed an agreement to acquire Texture, the digital magazine subscription service by Next Issue Media LLC, which gives users unlimited access to their favorite titles for one monthly subscription fee. Texture brings over 200 of the world’s best magazines to life, providing an easy way for users to read high-quality stories.
buyer: Apple, Inc. (AAPL:$273,857.00)
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms—iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS—provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices. "
target: Texture
Texture is a digital magazine platform owned by Condé Nast, Hearst Magazines, KKR, Meredith, News Corp, Rogers Media and Time Inc. It's a completely new way for readers to experience the world’s best magazines, reimagined for how people consume content today.
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closed 1/27/2016 via BNC Analysis

Paperlit Inc., acquired Stonewash Limited

synopsis: Digital publishing solution company, Paperlit, has acquired Stonewash - a privately-owned digital publishing service based in London, UK.
buyer parent: AppsBuilder
buyer: Paperlit Inc.
Paperlit is a full stack solution that makes it easy to transform print publications into branded mobile apps. Paperlit helps publishers distribute digital editions to a growing mobile audience and generate more revenue. "
target: Stonewash Limited
Stonewash is a privately-owned digital publishing service based in London, UK. The Stonewash Magazine App has been developed to offer the most engaging format, without the need for repurposing content.
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closed 8/26/2015 via BNC Analysis

MagazineCloner merged with Jellyfish Publishing,

synopsis: Jellyfish Publishing have merged with digital publishing software provider MagazineCloner. The new business will bring together Jellyfish's digital marketing expertise with MagazineCloner’s digital publishing software and digital sales reporting and analysis capabilities to provide publishers with a unique and comprehensive offering.
buyer: Jellyfish Publishing
Jellyfish Publishing are experts in digital subscription marketing. They create campaigns which convert targeted traffic into high quality subscriptions or qualified leads through multiple channel promotions and consumer touch points. "
target: MagazineCloner
Since launching in March 2010 MagazineCloner has rapidly become the largest magazine app provider in the world thanks to its comprehensive multi-platform offering, commitment to customer service, speed of delivery and straight-forward business model with no hidden costs.
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closed 1/7/2013 via PR Newswire

30DC Inc., purchased Business Assets from Netbloo Media

synopsis: 30DC, Inc., a provider of web-based tools for the monetization of digital content and 50% joint venture owner of the rapidly growing MagCast Publishing Platform, announced it has acquired the remaining 50% of the MagCast platform from Netbloo Media Ltd together with the outright purchase of the Market ProMax online marketing platform.
buyer: 30DC Inc. (TDCH:$1.36)
30DC, Inc. focuses on the enormous growth potential of the Web 2.0 e-commerce Created by Edward Dale. 30DC, Inc.’s focus is on the building, management and acquisition of international Web 2.0-based sales and marketing companies. "
seller: Netbloo Media
The Business Assets of Netbloo Media include the remaining 50% of the MagCast and 100% of Market ProMax. MagCast is used to publish digital magazines on Apple Corporation's Apple Newsstand. Market ProMax allows anyone to sell digital products without any programming knowledge or technical expertise.
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closed 4/14/2021 via BNC Analysis

Deluxe Entertainment Services Group, Inc., acquired Sony New Media Solutions Inc.

synopsis: Deluxe announced the acquisition of Sony New Media Solutions (NMS), which offers media platform services to leading global media companies, including Sony Pictures Entertainment. The integration of Sony NMS into Deluxe’s existing digital media supply chain platform will offer media companies access to a comprehensive suite of services.
buyer: Deluxe Entertainment Services Group, Inc.
Deluxe provides secure distribution and localization services for studios, OTT platforms, and content creators. Its cloud-based solutions offer customizable, end-to-end solutions that enable customers to create and distribute content and streaming experiences to audiences on a global scale. "
target parent: Sony Corporation
target: Sony New Media Solutions Inc.
Sony New Media Solutions (NMS) offers media platform services to leading global media companies, including Sony Pictures Entertainment. Sony NMS's solution Ven.ue offers a service suite that encompasses a revolutionary end-to-end digital media management and distribution solution.
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closed 6/8/2018 via Company Press Release

ESW Capital, LLC, acquired Olive Software

synopsis: ESW Capital, LLC, announced that it has acquired Olive Software. A proven e-publishing pioneer, Olive Software provides hundreds of media companies and organizations globally with solutions that maximize reader satisfaction and transform digital content into profit centers.
buyer: ESW Capital, LLC
ESW Capital group specifically focuses on buying, transforming, and running mature business software companies. By taking advantage of its unique operating platform, ESW revitalizes its acquisitions for sustainable success while making customer satisfaction a top priority. "
target: Olive Software
Olive Software’s cloud-based e-publishing platform delivers cross-media publishing capabilities, digitally enriched print to web, monetization programs and audience engagement solutions. Their patented and proprietary technology makes Olive Software unique in the industry.
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announced 3/13/2014 via BusinessWire

Nexstar Broadcasting, will acquire Internet Broadcasting Systems

synopsis: Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of Internet Broadcasting Systems, Inc., a leading digital publishing platform and digital agency services provider in a transaction that is expected to be accretive to 2014 results.
buyer: Nexstar Broadcasting (NXST:$4,224.75)
Nexstar Broadcasting Group owns, operates, programs or provides sales and other services to 74 television stations and 13 related digital multicast signals reaching 44 markets or approximately 12.1% of all U.S. television households. "
target: Internet Broadcasting Systems
Internet Broadcasting Systems is a pioneer of innovative technology and services for the broadcast media industry. Their solutions including award-winning websites, a SaaS-based digital publishing platform, original and syndicated content, and one of the largest digital advertising agencies.
price ($mm)
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closed 10/4/2012 via PR Newswire

Marketron, acquired Emmis Interactive

synopsis: Marketron announced the acquisition of Emmis Interactive from Emmis Communications Corporation. Emmis Interactive's software and services, including the BaseStation®, GeoStation® and Guidable® brands, will become a part of Marketron Interactive, a growing division of data analytics and reporting products serving the media industry.
buyer parent: Wicks Group of Companies
buyer: Marketron
Marketron is the leading provider of business software solutions and services for the media industry. Marketron's traffic, digital, business intelligence and exchange platform and services drive innovation to create new growth opportunities that produce the maximum value for clients. "
target parent: Emmis Communications Corporation
target: Emmis Interactive
Emmis Interactive provides the platform, tools, and consulting services to empower the reinvention of local media. They support hundreds of sites and sales initiatives for numerous clients across broadcasting, publishing, and affinity/special interest brands.
price ($mm)
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announced 12/7/2020 via PR Newswire

Cisco Systems, Inc., will acquire IMImobile Pvt Ltd.

synopsis: Cisco, the worldwide leader in technology that powers the Internet, announced an agreement to acquire IMImobile PLC, a company that provides cloud communications software and services that manage business-critical customer interactions at scale.
buyer: Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO:$48,026.00)
Cisco System's hardware, software, and service offerings are used to create the Internet solutions that make networks possible. Cisco designs, manufactures, and sells Internet Protocol based networking and other products related to the communications and information technology industry worldwide. "
target: IMImobile Pvt Ltd. (AIM:IMO:$219.10)
IMImobile provides cloud communications software and services that manage business-critical customer interactions at scale. IMImobile is creating a world where enterprises can stay constantly connected to their customers.
price ($mm)
$730
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$213
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$22
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cancelled 3/8/2011 via

Vringo, cancelled an acquisition of m-Wise, Inc.

synopsis: Vringo, Inc., a provider of video ringtones and personalization solutions for mobile devices, has announced that it has signed a non-binding Letter of Intent to acquire substantially all of the assets of m-Wise, Inc., a leading international provider of enabling technologies for the mobile entertainment and marketing industries.
buyer: Vringo
Founded in 2006, Vringo is bringing about the evolution of ringtones. With its award-winning video ringtone application and Web platform, Vringo revolutionizes the traditional call signature, transforming the basic act of making and receiving mobile phone calls into a visual, social experience. "
target: m-Wise, Inc.
Founded in 2000, m-Wise has established itself as a leading international provider of enabling technologies for the mobile entertainment and marketing industries. m-Wise is the developer of the MOMA ("Mobile Originated Message Access") content management and service delivery platform.
price ($mm)
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announced 8/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Presa will be merged with Ukrposhta,

synopsis: Ukrposhta, a Ukrainian state enterprise acting as the biggest national postal operator on the Ukrainian market, will merge with state-owned enterprise (SOE) Presa (the Press). Presa operates an online platform for publishing and subscribing magazines and periodicals. The company was founded in 1998 and is based in Ukraine.
buyer: Ukrposhta
Ukrposhta is a Ukrainian state enterprise acting as the biggest national postal operator on the Ukrainian market. Their network includes over 12000 postal offices in all regions of the country. They provide over 50 types of services both for private and corporate customers. "
target: Presa
Presa operates an online platform for publishing and subscribing magazines and periodicals. The company was founded in 1998 and is based in Ukraine.
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closed 5/30/2019 via Company Press Release

Naviga, acquired Zinio LLC

synopsis: Naviga, the largest software supplier serving the global media industry, announced the acquisition of ZINIO, the leading technology platform for digital magazines. ZINIO’s proprietary technology converts magazines into digital content that can be monetized in entirely new ways.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Naviga
Naviga is the leading provider of software and services powering media-rich industries. Our content creation, syndication, presentation and monetization solutions help companies drive profitability and accelerate digital business models. "
target parent: Gilvest LP
target: Zinio LLC
ZINIO brings innovation and inspiration to magazine publishers and consumers by delivering the ultimate digital reading experience on any device. ZINIO converts print magazines to digital XML content offering publishers to manage and deliver their content in magazine apps and platforms.
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announced 5/22/2019 via BusinessWire

Fabasoft AG, will acquire Xpublisher GmbH

synopsis: Austria-based Fabasoft AG has agreed to acquire the majority of shares in Xpublisher GmbH, a software company based in Munich. Xpublisher GmbH specializes in technologies in the content area. Xpublisher's editorial system creates and manages all content and its associated assets media-neutral and separates them from the publication channel.
buyer: Fabasoft AG (FAA:$42.19)
Fabasoft AG is an Austrian software product company and cloud service providers for digital document control and electronic document, process and file management. Fabasoft's products digitize, simplify, and accelerate business processes - within and across organizational and national boundaries. "
target: Xpublisher GmbH
Germany-based Xpublisher GmbH is a software company specializing in technologies in the content area. Publishing and media houses, portal operators benefit from the fully integrated functions of the professional crossmedia editorial system Xpublisher and the browser-based XML editor Xeditor.
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announced 3/4/2019 via BusinessWire

Taboola, will acquire Celltick Start Division

synopsis: Taboola, the world’s leading discovery platform, will acquire the Start Division of Celltick, a global leader in mobile discovery and engagement, which includes the Start and Start Magazine product lines. Following the completion of the acquisition, the Start team and technology will integrate into the Taboola News division.
buyer: Taboola
Taboola enables over 1.4B people to discover what’s interesting and new at the moments they’re most ready to explore. Powered by Deep Learning, AI, and a large dataset, Taboola’s discovery platform creates new monetization, audience and engagement opportunities for digital properties. "
target parent: Celltick Technologies Limited
target: Celltick Start Division
Start provides users with what matters most to them when they wake up their phone. It’s a customizable user interface that helps device manufacturers, mobile operators and media companies to engage with users, gain new insights and differentiate themselves while providing more value to their users.
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announced 10/3/2019 via BusinessWire

Taboola will be merged with Outbrain Inc.,

synopsis: Outbrain, a discovery platform that reaches engaged audiences, will be merging with Taboola, a platform and suite of products that are powered by deep learning and the largest dataset of content consumption patterns on the open web that is used by over 20,000 companies.
buyer: Outbrain Inc.
Outbrain creates meaningful and trustworthy connections between people, publishers and marketers. The firm’s native advertising technology is used by thousands of marketers worldwide, reaching over 1.2 billion people monthly. "
target: Taboola
Taboola helps people discover what’s interesting and new. The company’s platform and suite of products, powered by deep learning and the largest dataset of content consumption patterns on the open web, is used by over 20,000 companies to reach over 1.4 billion people each month.
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announced 3/4/2019 via BusinessWire

Taboola, will acquire Celltick Start Division

synopsis: Taboola, the world’s leading discovery platform, will acquire the Start Division of Celltick, a global leader in mobile discovery and engagement, which includes the Start and Start Magazine product lines. Following the completion of the acquisition, the Start team and technology will integrate into the Taboola News division.
buyer: Taboola
Taboola enables over 1.4B people to discover what’s interesting and new at the moments they’re most ready to explore. Powered by Deep Learning, AI, and a large dataset, Taboola’s discovery platform creates new monetization, audience and engagement opportunities for digital properties. "
target parent: Celltick Technologies Limited
target: Celltick Start Division
Start provides users with what matters most to them when they wake up their phone. It’s a customizable user interface that helps device manufacturers, mobile operators and media companies to engage with users, gain new insights and differentiate themselves while providing more value to their users.
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closed 1/5/2017 via BusinessWire

Taboola, acquired Commerce Sciences

synopsis: Taboola, the leading global content discovery platform, announced the acquisition of Commerce Sciences, a pioneer in web personalization and on-site optimization. This acquisition furthers Taboola’s personalization strategy, as publishers need to be increasingly strategic about what content and experiences they deliver to each consumer.
buyer: Taboola
Taboola is the leading discovery platform, serving 300 billion recommendations to over 750 million unique visitors every month on some of the Web’s most innovative publisher sites, including USA TODAY, Business Insider, Chicago Tribune, and The Weather Channel. "
target: Commerce Sciences
Commerce Sciences is a pioneer in web personalization and on-site optimization. Commerce Sciences was founded in 2012 by ex-Israeli Intelligence alumni Aviv Revach and Eyal Brosh as well as a third co-founder, Omri Yacubovich.
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closed 7/27/2016 via BNC Analysis

Taboola, acquired ConvertMedia

synopsis: Taboola, the leading discovery platform, has acquired ConvertMedia, a company that enables publishers to strike an ideal balance between revenue goals, the exposure they afford advertisers and how they engage consumers.
buyer: Taboola
Taboola is the leading discovery platform, serving 300 billion recommendations to over 750 million unique visitors every month on some of the Web’s most innovative publisher sites, including USA TODAY, Business Insider, Chicago Tribune, and The Weather Channel. "
target: ConvertMedia
As an outstream video SSP, ConvertMedia enables publishers to strike an ideal balance between revenue goals, the exposure they afford advertisers and how they engage consumers. Publishers use ConvertMedia’s Breakthrough Video gallery to expand their supply of quality video ad inventory.
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closed 8/4/2014 via Company Press Release

Taboola, acquired Perfect Market, Inc.

synopsis: Taboola announced that it has acquired Perfect Market, a leading provider of digital publishing software solutions for driving traffic, engagement and revenue. Perfect Market's Publishing Suite is a comprehensive set of tools that address content recirculation, social discovery, search engine optimization, on-site promotions and ad optimization.
buyer: Taboola
Taboola is a content discovery platform. Publishers, marketers, and agencies leverage Taboola to retain users on their sites, monetize their traffic, and distribute their content to drive high-quality audiences. "
target: Perfect Market, Inc.
Perfect Market is a provider of digital publishing software solutions for driving traffic, engagement and revenue. Their Digital Publishing Suite is a comprehensive set of tools that address content recirculation, social discovery, search engine optimization, on-site promotions and ad optimization.
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announced 10/3/2019 via BusinessWire

Taboola will be merged with Outbrain Inc.,

synopsis: Outbrain, a discovery platform that reaches engaged audiences, will be merging with Taboola, a platform and suite of products that are powered by deep learning and the largest dataset of content consumption patterns on the open web that is used by over 20,000 companies.
buyer: Outbrain Inc.
Outbrain creates meaningful and trustworthy connections between people, publishers and marketers. The firm’s native advertising technology is used by thousands of marketers worldwide, reaching over 1.2 billion people monthly. "
target: Taboola
Taboola helps people discover what’s interesting and new. The company’s platform and suite of products, powered by deep learning and the largest dataset of content consumption patterns on the open web, is used by over 20,000 companies to reach over 1.4 billion people each month.
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closed 5/24/2006 via BusinessWire

Think Partnership, Inc., acquired iLead Media, Inc.

synopsis: Think Partnership Inc. announced that the Company has completed its acquisition of iLead Media, Inc., a Utah corporation, with iLead becoming a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company. iLead is engaged in the business of online sales lead generation.
buyer: Think Partnership, Inc. (AMEX:INUV:$83.58)
Inuvo is a leading provider of performance-based online marketing services that deliver customers to advertisers and revenue to publishers. Clients achieve their goals across marketing channels that include search, affiliate, lead generation and email. "
target: iLead Media, Inc.
iLeadMedia is a recognized leader in online lead generation. Voted by our peers as one of the top seven CPA advertisers on the internet, we are worthy of your confidence. We create unique lead generation campaigns that have found widespread acceptance in the internet marketing industry.
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closed 8/25/2020 via BusinessWire

Banzai International Inc, acquired High Attendance, Inc.

synopsis: Banzai has acquired High Attendance, a provider of virtual and hybrid event management software for the enterprise. Banzai plans to integrate its marketing automation platform Banzai Reach with High Attendance’s virtual and hybrid event management platform to give Banzai customers a seamless experience for growing and engaging their audiences.
buyer: Banzai International Inc
Banzai is a leading enterprise SaaS provider of Marketing Automation solutions for webinars and events. Banzai’s Marketing Automation solution helps marketers have more successful webinars and events by growing their audience and creating more engaging experiences. "
target: High Attendance, Inc.
High Attendance is the leading, cloud-based federated event management system that provides a unified view of virtual, live, and hybrid events for sales, marketing, and lead generation. High Attendance creates event landing pages, registration forms, event check-in, mobile event apps, and more.
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closed 4/13/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Invoice2go, acquired Booklaunch and Betterlance

synopsis: Invoice2go, a platform simplifying the behind-the-scenes work of owning a small business, announced its acquisition of Booklaunch and Betterlance. Booklaunch is the easiest way for authors to create online book sales pages. Betterlance helps freelancers grow their businesses with leads and lead management.
buyer: Invoice2go
Invoice2go is a technology company that empowers freelancers and small businesses with straightforward tools that simplify their day-to-day workflow. Their software enables users to grow their client base, manage invoicing and payments, maintain financial wellness, build their brand, and much more. "
target: Booklaunch and Betterlance
Booklaunch is the easiest way for authors to create online book sales pages. Betterlance helps freelancers grow their businesses with leads and lead management.
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closed 11/30/2015 via Company Press Release

ShowGizmo, purchased mobile apps for events from Feathr

synopsis: ShowGizmo, the leading event app company in Australasia has acquired Feathr’s ‘mobile apps for events’ business portfolio. Feathr makes digital marketing software for live events.
buyer: ShowGizmo
ShowGizmo the leading event app company in Australasia. Their vision is to transform the face of commercial events around the world through helping people and organizations work smarter using smartphone applications like their flagship ShowGizmo. "
seller: Feathr
The acquisition includes Feathr’s ‘mobile apps for events’ business portfolio. Feathr makes digital marketing software for live events. Feathr packages multiple layers of the adtech stack still out of reach for many companies into a simple, automated solution.
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closed 12/5/2018 via PR Web

NewsCycle Solutions, acquired Marketing G2

synopsis: Newscycle Solutions, the largest software supplier serving the global news media industry, announces the acquisition of Marketing G2, a Pennsylvania-based software company that develops digital tools for online subscriptions, customer engagement, data discovery and audience lifecycle management.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: NewsCycle Solutions
Newscycle is the leading provider of software and services powering the global media industry. Their content management, advertising management, subscription management and mobile solutions help companies drive profitability and accelerate digital business models. "
target: Marketing G2
Marketing G2 (MG2) develops data-driven customer engagement technology and management tools that enable subscription-based companies to utilize all their data, technology, and content assets to engage customers and prospects to grow audience, increase revenues, and reduce costs.
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closed 2/1/2018 via Company Press Release

NewsCycle Solutions, acquired The Media Services Group

synopsis: Newscycle Solutions, a leading provider of software technologies for the media industry, announced the acquisition of Media Services Group, a major supplier of integrated digital publishing, magazine advertising, and event management software for the global magazine and book publishing industries.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: NewsCycle Solutions
NewsCycle is a leading provider of software technologies for the global media industry. NewsCycle helps their clients in their mission to create stronger, better informed communities, while protecting the integrity of news, advertising and customer information. "
target: The Media Services Group
The Media Services Group (MSG) offers an extensive product portfolio designed to meet the ever-changing needs of all publishers. MSG provides integrated publishing software, magazine advertising software, and event registration software to hundreds of customers in the book and magazine industries.
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closed 7/22/2013 via BusinessWire

Vista Equity Partners, acquired Digital Technology International

synopsis: Vista Equity Partners, a private equity firm, has acquired Digital Technology International (DTI). DTI is a leading provider of enterprise software solutions for the global news and media industry.
buyer: Vista Equity Partners
Vista, a U.S.-based private equity firm with offices in San Francisco, Chicago, and Austin, invests over $6.6 billion in capital committed to dynamic, successful technology-based organizations led by world-class management teams with long-term perspective. "
target parent: The Riverside Company
target: Digital Technology International
Digital Technology International (DTI) is committed to continuously furnishing the information-publishing industry with cost-effective, trail blazing tools and services that provide management, productivity, and profitability enhancements.
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closed 6/1/2009 via PR Newswire

Convera Inc., acquired Firstlight ERA

synopsis: Vertical search technology company Convera Corporation has announced the signing of a merger agreement with advertising agency Firstlight Online Limited. The combined new company will bring together the vertical search technology of Convera and the advertising sales and marketing capabilities of Firstlight.
buyer: Convera Inc. (CNVR:$0.00)
Convera is a leading provider of vertical search services for publishers. Based on a semantic index of the Web, Convera enables publishers to generate additional revenue by creating customized search applications for specialist audiences under their own brand. "
target: Firstlight ERA
Editorial Related Advertising is the most targeted and cost-effective online marketing tool available - Firstlight E|R|A helps publishers and their advertisers build online presence and generate online revenue.
price ($mm)
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closed 6/8/2006 via Company Press Release

The Riverside Company, acquired Digital Technology International

synopsis: In a transaction announced this week, The Riverside Company, the largest private equity firm investing in premier small to midsize companies, has acquired Digital Technology International (DTI), a respected innovator in the newspaper publishing software industry. Several members of DTI’s management team also joined in this investment.
buyer: The Riverside Company
The Riverside Company is the largest global private equity firm focused on the smaller end of the middle market and is one of the industry's most experienced leveraged buyout investors. Riverside specializes in investing in companies with enterprise values of less than $150 million. "
target: Digital Technology International
Digital Technology International (DTI) is committed to continuously furnishing the information-publishing industry with cost-effective, trail blazing tools and services that provide management, productivity, and profitability enhancements.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/7/2019 via GlobeNewswire

DoubleVerify, Inc, acquired Ad-Juster

synopsis: DoubleVerify, the leading independent platform for digital media measurement and analytics, announced the acquisition of Ad-Juster, a SaaS-based reporting and analytics platform for digital publishers.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: DoubleVerify, Inc
DoubleVerify is the leading independent provider of marketing measurement software, data and analytics that authenticates the quality and effectiveness of digital media for the world's largest brands and media platforms. "
target: Ad-Juster
Ad-Juster is a market-leading SaaS provider of unified data reporting and analytics for digital advertising. Ad-Juster delivers a digital advertising measurement product line to streamline workflows, overcome billing discrepancies, optimize programmatic performance and maximize revenue.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 8/5/2019 via Company Press Release

Piano Software Inc., will acquire Cxense

synopsis: Piano, a company that offers cloud-based software and strategic services that empower companies to create customized digital experiences and commercial relationships for their users, will acquire Norway-based Cxense, a company that helps publishers and marketers across the globe to transform their raw data into their most valuable resource.
buyer: Piano Software Inc.
Piano offers high-performance cloud-based software and strategic services that empower companies to create customized digital experiences and commercial relationships for their users. Leading businesses around the world use Piano to power their subscription, analytics, and personalization efforts. "
target: Cxense (OB:CXENSE:$19.56)
Norway-based Cxense helps publishers and marketers across the globe to transform their raw data into their most valuable resource. Their leading Data Management Platform with Intelligent Personalization, gives companies insight into their customers, and enables them to action this insight real-time.
price ($mm)[EV]
$39 [$34]
rev ($mm)
$19
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.9x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/25/2017 via BusinessWire

OpenX Technologies, Inc., acquired Mezzobit

synopsis: OpenX, the global leader in quality programmatic advertising, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Mezzobit. Mezzobit allows publishers to track and control how third-party tags and pixels interact with their sites, helping to regain control over critical factors like page performance and data leakage.
buyer: OpenX Technologies, Inc.
OpenX is the global leader in quality programmatic advertising. OpenX is focused on unleashing the full economic potential of digital media companies. "
target: Mezzobit
Mezzobit allows publishers to track and control how third-party tags and pixels interact with their sites, helping to regain control over critical factors like page performance and data leakage.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 1/18/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Innotech Capitals, acquired Ad-Juster

synopsis: Innotech Capitals, an international private equity consortium group and the investment arm of Innotech International Group, has acquired Ad-Juster accelerating the data aggregation platform's access to global markets. San Diego-based Ad-Juster, is used by digital publishers to automate manual processes which are time-consuming and prone to error.
buyer: Innotech Capitals
Innotech Capitals, the investment arm of Innotech International Group, is an international private equity group focusing on the global adtech market. The founding partners have extensive experience in the Chinese AdTech sector to facilitate portfolio companies’ penetration into the China market. "
target: Ad-Juster
San Diego-based Ad-Juster, is used by digital publishers and ad agencies to automate manual processes which are time-consuming and prone to error. Ad-Juster is the only fully automated reconciliation and aggregate reporting system in the digital ad industry.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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cancelled 3/8/2011 via

Vringo, cancelled an acquisition of m-Wise, Inc.

synopsis: Vringo, Inc., a provider of video ringtones and personalization solutions for mobile devices, has announced that it has signed a non-binding Letter of Intent to acquire substantially all of the assets of m-Wise, Inc., a leading international provider of enabling technologies for the mobile entertainment and marketing industries.
buyer: Vringo
Founded in 2006, Vringo is bringing about the evolution of ringtones. With its award-winning video ringtone application and Web platform, Vringo revolutionizes the traditional call signature, transforming the basic act of making and receiving mobile phone calls into a visual, social experience. "
target: m-Wise, Inc.
Founded in 2000, m-Wise has established itself as a leading international provider of enabling technologies for the mobile entertainment and marketing industries. m-Wise is the developer of the MOMA ("Mobile Originated Message Access") content management and service delivery platform.
price ($mm)
$4.07
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 9/5/2018 via BusinessWire

AppLovin, will acquire MAX

synopsis: AppLovin, a comprehensive mobile gaming platform, announced it has agreed to acquire MAX Inc., an in-app header bidding platform for today's mobile publisher and programmatic advertising ecosystem. Ushering in the next generation of mobile monetization, MAX was founded in 2017 by the same team that brought programmatic to mobile.
buyer: AppLovin
AppLovin offers a comprehensive platform that connects developers of all sizes to billions of global users each month so they can get discovered. Founded in 2012, AppLovin has since grown into a diverse global company that offers solutions for mobile gaming and mobile growth. "
target: MAX
MAX is an in-app header bidding platform for today's mobile publisher and programmatic advertising ecosystem. Ushering in the next generation of mobile monetization, MAX was founded in 2017 by the same team that brought programmatic to mobile.
price ($mm)
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closed 10/21/2020 via PR Web

Awesome Motive, acquired PushEngage

synopsis: Awesome Motive, a software company that helps small businesses to grow and compete with the big guys, has acquired PushEngage, a leading platform for browser push notifications. PushEngage allows publishers and store owners to send personalized messages that help increase traffic, boost user engagement and drive more sales.
buyer: Awesome Motive
Awesome Motive is a software company that helps small businesses to grow and compete with the big guys. Awesome Motive offers tools and training to help their customers stay ahead of the curve. They offer solutions for lead generation, WordPress development, WordPress analytics and more. "
target: PushEngage
PushEngage is a leading platform for browser push notifications. PushEngage enables push notifications on mobile and desktop browsers. Their platform allows publishers and store owners to send personalized messages that help increase traffic, boost user engagement and drive more sales.
price ($mm)
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announced 11/29/2016 via PR Newswire

SintecMedia, will acquire Operative, Inc.

synopsis: Operative Media, Inc., the global leader in digital advertising business management solutions for major media companies, announced that the company will be acquired by SintecMedia, a portfolio company of Francisco Partners. The combined company brings together TV and digital ad management for media companies and publishers worldwide.
buyer parent: Francisco Partners Management LLC
buyer: SintecMedia
SintecMedia is the preferred broadcast management software partner for over 300 of the world's top media brands, including NBCU, CBS, ABC, AT&T, STARZ, Star India, Seven Australia and Sky. "
target: Operative, Inc.
Since 2001, Operative Media, Inc. has developed software and services that help publishers, agencies, and networks simplify the business of advertising. Media companies rely on Operative to sell, traffic, and bill premium ad inventory, increasing revenue and decreasing overhead.
price ($mm)
$200
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 10/8/2012 via PR Newswire

AlphaBird, Inc, will acquire ViDM

synopsis: Alphabird, a vertically integrated audience development company that guarantees targeted, engaged audiences for online video, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Ventures in Digital Media (ViDM), a leading digital media and advertising technology services company in Australia.
buyer: AlphaBird, Inc
Alphabird is a vertically integrated audience development company that guarantees targeted, engaged audiences for online video on a performance basis. Alphabird was an early pioneer in the distribution of Click-To-Play video content. "
target: ViDM
ViDM owns Amplify and Emerge Digital. Amplify is a leading digital technology integration and marketing services company. Emerge Digital is Australia’s only independent private sell-side platform for premium publishers, focused on enabling the Australian and Asian private ad exchange marketplace.
price ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 1/19/2011 via BusinessWire

Adobe Systems Incorporated, acquired Demdex, Inc.

synopsis: Adobe Systems Incorporated has announced it has acquired privately held Demdex, Inc., a leading data management platform company. Having pioneered the SaaS audience management market since 2008, Demdex's services are continually being embraced by some of the world's most recognized brands across diverse industries.
buyer: Adobe Systems Incorporated (ADBE:$12,436.30)
For over 25 years, Adobe Systems Incorporated’s award-winning software and technologies have redefined business, entertainment, and personal communications by setting new standards for producing and delivering content that engages people virtually anywhere at anytime. "
target: Demdex, Inc.
Demdex, Inc. provides market-leading audience management services for powering dynamic, multi-channel data strategies online. Having pioneered the SaaS audience management market since 2008, Demdex's services are continually being embraced by some of the world's most recognized brands.
price ($mm)
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IMImobile Pvt Ltd.
IMImobile Pvt Ltd.
IMImobile provides software and services which help businesses capitalise on the growth in mobile communication. The company’s solutions allow customers to use mobile as a channel to create new revenue streams, as CRM and customer engagement channel and as a channel to improve business operations.
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2020
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$219.10
EBITDA ($mm)
$26.24
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$14.60
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m-Wise, Inc.
m-Wise, Inc.
Founded in 2000, m-Wise has established itself as a leading international provider of enabling technologies for the mobile entertainment and marketing industries. m-Wise is the developer of the MOMA ("Mobile Originated Message Access") content management and service delivery platform.
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Ticker: EB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Evvnt
Evvnt
Evvnt is a dynamic event marketing automation platform which syndicates events’ content to multiple event listing sites and calendars as a service. Evvnt provides ticketing, syndication, print, social, and email marketing services, while helping consumers find high quality, local events.
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$294.56
EBITDA ($mm)
($179.55)
EBIT ($mm)
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1126
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Ticker: MWIS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
m-Wise, Inc.
m-Wise, Inc.
Founded in 2000, m-Wise has established itself as a leading international provider of enabling technologies for the mobile entertainment and marketing industries. m-Wise is the developer of the MOMA ("Mobile Originated Message Access") content management and service delivery platform.
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The Rubicon Project
The Rubicon Project
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$188.11
EBITDA ($mm)
($8.62)
EBIT ($mm)
($44.57)
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Employees
444
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Ticker: TSXV:TLK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Frankly Media
Frankly Media
Frankly Media provides a complete suite of digital solutions for media companies to create, manage, distribute and monetize their content on all platforms maximizing audience engagement and revenue potential. The company is headquartered in New York with offices in Toronto and Atlanta.
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$19.79
EBITDA ($mm)
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Mooter Media Limited
Mooter Media Limited
Mooter Media Limited develops and provides Internet advertising solutions for publishers and advertisers primarily in Australia.
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$0.19
EBITDA ($mm)
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SeaChange International
SeaChange International
Ranked among the top 250 software companies in the world, SeaChange International, Inc. enables transformative multiscreen video services through an open, cloud-based, intelligent software platform trusted by cable, telco and mobile operators globally.
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rev ($mm)
$68.39
EBITDA ($mm)
($8.00)
EBIT ($mm)
($11.35)
Net Income ($mm)
$2.24
Employees
286
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SinglePoint
SinglePoint
SinglePoint is a full-service mobile technology and marketing provider. Their solutions that allow their clients to conduct business transactions, accept donations, and engage in communication through mobile devices. Their products connect companies to their markets by providing mobile technology.
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Perion Network Ltd.
Perion Network Ltd.
Perion is a global performance-based media and Internet company, providing online publishers and app developers advanced technology and a variety of intelligent, data-driven solutions to monetize their application or content and expand their reach to larger audiences.
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$273.65
EBITDA ($mm)
$22.36
EBIT ($mm)
$16.99
Net Income ($mm)
$13.00
Employees
399
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