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closed 4/17/2019 via BusinessWire

j2 Global, Inc., acquired SafeSend

synopsis: j2 Global, Inc., a leading Internet information and services company, has acquired SafeSend, a privately held and fast growing software company based in Oslo, Norway. The company was founded in 2015 to prevent the accidental emailing of confidential data outside the company’s domain.
buyer: j2 Global, Inc. (JCOM:$1,740.72)
j2 Global, Inc. is a leading Internet information and services company consisting of a portfolio of brands including IGN, Mashable, Speedtest, PCMag, Offers.com, Everyday Health and What To Expect in its Digital Media segment and eFax, Vipre, KeepItSafe and Livedrive in its Cloud Services segment. "
target: SafeSend
SafeSend is a privately held and fast growing software company based in Oslo, Norway. The company was founded in 2015 to prevent the accidental emailing of confidential data outside the company’s domain.
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closed 4/1/2022 via BusinessWire

CloudFlare, Inc., acquired Area 1 Security

synopsis: Cloudflare, the security, performance, and reliability company helping to build a better Internet, has acquired Area 1 Security. Area 1 Security’s cloud-native platform, which works seamlessly with any email offering, stops phishing attacks by preemptively discovering and eliminating them before they can inflict damage in a corporate environment.
buyer: CloudFlare, Inc. (NET:$656.43)
Cloudflare, Inc. is on a mission to help build a better Internet. Cloudflare’s suite of products protect and accelerate any Internet application online without adding hardware, installing software, or changing a line of code. "
target: Area 1 Security
Area 1 Security’s cloud-native platform, which works seamlessly with any email offering, stops phishing attacks by preemptively discovering and eliminating them before they can inflict damage in a corporate environment.
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$162
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closed 1/12/2022 via GlobeNewswire

Kiteworks, acquired totemo

synopsis: Kiteworks, which governs and protects sensitive digital content moving within, into, and out of global enterprises, announced its acquisition of totemo, the leading email encryption gateway provider used by hundreds of the largest multinational enterprises in the German, Austrian, and Swiss markets.
buyer: Kiteworks
Kiteworks empowers organizations to manage risk and ensure compliance effectively and efficiently of every send, share, receive, and save of sensitive content. "
target: totemo
totemo is the leading email encryption gateway provider used by hundreds of the largest multinational enterprises in the German, Austrian, and Swiss markets.
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closed 5/19/2022 via GlobeNewswire

Permira, acquired Mimecast Services Limited

synopsis: Mimecast Limited, a leading email security and cyber resilience company, announced that it has been acquired by Permira, a global private equity firm focused on transformational growth at scale.
buyer: Permira
Permira is a global investment firm. Permira advises funds with a total committed capital of approximately US$50bn (€44bn) and makes long-term investments, including majority control investments and strategic minority investments. "
target: Mimecast Services Limited (MIME:$553.31)
UK-based Mimecast makes business email and data safer for thousands of customers and their millions of employees worldwide. Founded in 2003, the company's next-generation cloud-based security, archiving, and continuity services protect email and deliver comprehensive email risk management.
price ($mm)
$5,800
rev ($mm)
$553
EBITDA ($mm)
$139
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10.5x
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41.8x
announced 11/9/2021 via BusinessWire

OpenText, will acquire Zix Corporation

synopsis: Zix Corporation, a leading provider of cloud email security, threat protection and compliance cloud solutions for SMBs, is to be acquired by OpenText, a market-leading provider of Information Management solutions.
buyer: OpenText (OTEX:$3,414.41)
OpenText is a world leader in Information Management, helping companies securely capture, govern and exchange information on a global scale. OpenText solves digital business challenges for customers, ranging from SMBs to the largest and most complex organizations in the world. "
target: Zix Corporation (ZIXI:$210.99)
Zix is a leader in email security. Trusted by influential institutions in healthcare, finance and government, Zix delivers a superior experience and easy-to-use solutions for email encryption and data loss prevention, advanced threat protection, archiving and bring your own device mobile security.
price ($mm)[EV]
$519 [$704]
rev ($mm)
$246
EBITDA ($mm)
$45
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3.4x
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18.3x
closed 8/30/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd, acquired Avanan Inc

synopsis: Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., a leading provider of cyber security solutions to corporate enterprises and governments globally, announced the acquisition of Avanan, the fastest growing cloud email security company. Avanan technology provides the highest level of security for emails and SaaS collaboration suites.
buyer: Check Point Software Technologies Ltd (CHKP:$2,131.50)
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. is a provider of cybersecurity solutions to governments and corporate enterprises globally. Check Point’s solutions protect customers from 5th generation cyber-attacks with an industry-leading catch rate of malware, ransomware, and advanced targeted threats. "
target: Avanan Inc
Avanan is the fastest growing cloud email security company. Avanan technology provides the highest level of security for emails and SaaS collaboration suites.
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closed 5/13/2021 via PR Newswire

HelpSystems, LLC, acquired Agari Data, Inc.

synopsis: HelpSystems has acquired Agari, a recognized leader in enterprise solutions protecting against advanced email threats, to enhance its data security suite. Agari's solutions detect, defend against, and respond to email attacks by using massive data sets, data science, and the power of cloud computing.
buyer parent: HGGC, LLC
buyer: HelpSystems, LLC
HelpSystems is a software company focused on helping exceptional organizations Build a Better IT. The company's cybersecurity and automation solutions simplify critical IT processes to give its customers peace of mind. "
target: Agari Data, Inc.
Agari is a provider of enterprise solutions that protect against advanced email threats. Using applied data science and a diverse set of signals, Agari protects the workforce from inbound business email compromise, supply chain fraud, spear phishing, and account takeover-based attacks.
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closed 8/31/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Thoma Bravo, LLC, acquired Proofpoint, Inc.

synopsis: Proofpoint, Inc., a leading cybersecurity and compliance company, has been acquired by Thoma Bravo, a leading private equity investment firm focused on the software and technology-enabled services sector.
buyer: Thoma Bravo, LLC
Thoma Bravo is a leading private equity firm focused on the software and technology-enabled services sectors. Thoma Bravo partners with a company’s management team to implement operating best practices, invest in growth initiatives and make acquisitions intended to accelerate revenue and earnings. "
target: Proofpoint, Inc. (PFPT:$1,088.07)
Proofpoint, Inc. is a leading cybersecurity company that protects organizations’ greatest assets and biggest risks: their people. With an integrated suite of cloud-based solutions, Proofpoint helps companies stop targeted threats, safeguard data, and make users more resilient against cyber attacks.
price ($mm)
$12,300
rev ($mm)
$1,088
EBITDA ($mm)
$44
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11.3x
EV / EBITDA
276.7x
closed 8/24/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Kaseya Limited, acquired Graphus

synopsis: Kaseya, a leading provider of IT infrastructure and security management solutions, is expanding its IT Complete platform by acquiring and integrating Graphus, an automated phishing defense platform. With this acquisition, IT Complete has access to a simple, automated, powerful, and cost-effective email security and phishing defense platform.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: Kaseya Limited
Kaseya is the leading provider of IT infrastructure and security management solutions for managed service providers (MSPs) and small to medium sized businesses (SMBs). Kaseya allows organizations to efficiently manage and secure IT in order to drive IT service and business success. "
target: Graphus
Graphus is a cloud email security solution. As the world’s first automated phishing defense platform, Graphus protects email users from cybercriminals posing as trusted contacts by automatically eliminating social engineering threats such as spear phishing, phishing, and business email scams.
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closed 7/30/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Mimecast Services Limited, acquired MessageControl

synopsis: Mimecast Limited, a leading email and data security company, announced it has acquired MessageControl, a messaging security provider with solutions designed to help stop social engineering and human identity attacks with the use of machine learning technology.
buyer: Mimecast Services Limited (MIME:$553.31)
UK-based Mimecast makes business email and data safer for thousands of customers and their millions of employees worldwide. Founded in 2003, the company's next-generation cloud-based security, archiving, and continuity services protect email and deliver comprehensive email risk management. "
target: MessageControl
MessageControl is a messaging security provider with solutions designed to help stop social engineering and human identity attacks with the use of machine learning technology.
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closed 5/8/2019 via BusinessWire

Zix Corporation, acquired DeliverySlip Inc.

synopsis: Zix Corporation, a leader in email security, has acquired the assets of Cirius Messaging Inc. and wholly owned subsidiary, DeliverySlip Inc. related to the DeliverySlip product. DeliverySlip is a provider of email encryption, e-signatures and secure file sharing solutions.
buyer: Zix Corporation (ZIXI:$210.99)
Zix is a leader in email security. Trusted by influential institutions in healthcare, finance and government, Zix delivers a superior experience and easy-to-use solutions for email encryption and data loss prevention, advanced threat protection, archiving and bring your own device mobile security. "
target: DeliverySlip Inc.
DeliverySlip is a provider of email encryption, e-signatures and secure file sharing solutions. DeliverySlip offers smarter security for Office365, Outlook, and GSuite and protects other apps and web forms via the application of RESTful APIs.
price ($mm)
$14
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closed 2/20/2019 via BusinessWire

Zix Corporation, acquired AppRiver

synopsis: Zix Corporation, a leader in email security, has completed the acquisition of AppRiver, a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) application provider offering award-winning email and Web security solutions to businesses of all sizes.
buyer: Zix Corporation (ZIXI:$210.99)
Zix is a leader in email security. Trusted by influential institutions in healthcare, finance and government, Zix delivers a superior experience and easy-to-use solutions for email encryption and data loss prevention, advanced threat protection, archiving and bring your own device mobile security. "
target parent: Marlin Equity Partners
target: AppRiver
AppRiver is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) application provider offering award-winning email and Web security solutions to businesses of all sizes. Over 60,000 companies worldwide use AppRiver to maintain secure and reliable messaging systems and protect themselves against cybersecurity threats.
price ($mm)
$275
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closed 1/10/2019 via Company Press Release

Hornet Security, acquired Spamina

synopsis: Hornetsecurity, a leading SaaS provider of security solutions in the German marketplace has announced its acquisition of Spamina. Spamina is a security company that develops and provides corporations with flexible and Secure Digital Communications. Their additional security layers include email gateway and archiving, encryption and more.
buyer: Hornet Security
Hornetsecurity is a leading SaaS (Software as a Service) provider of security solutions in the German marketplace. They are focused on cloud computing and offer comprehensive security solutions in the fields of email security and data storage. "
target: Spamina
Spamina, is a security company that develops and provides corporations with flexible and Secure Digital Communications. Their cloud services range from enterprise secure email platform and mobile management to archiving and encryption & DLP solutions for legal compliance.
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closed 3/26/2018 via GlobeNewswire

AppRiver, acquired Roaring Penguin Software Inc.

synopsis: AppRiver, LLC, a provider of cloud-based cybersecurity and productivity software and services, has acquired Roaring Penguin Software, Inc., a company in Canada that specializes in developing anti spam software for e-mail filtering. Roaring Penguin's CanIt anti spam solution automatically protects email from ads, fraud schemes, porn, and viruses.
buyer parent: Marlin Equity Partners
buyer: AppRiver
AppRiver is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) application provider offering award-winning email and Web security solutions to businesses of all sizes. Over 60,000 companies worldwide use AppRiver to maintain secure and reliable messaging systems and protect themselves against cybersecurity threats. "
target: Roaring Penguin Software Inc.
Founded in 1999, Roaring Penguin Software Inc. is a company in Canada that specializes in developing anti spam software for e-mail filtering. Their CanIt anti spam solution automatically protects email from ads, fraud schemes, porn, viruses, and phishing attempts.
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closed 10/7/2017 via PE Hub

Marlin Equity Partners, acquired AppRiver

synopsis: AppRiver, LLC, a leading provider of cloud-based cybersecurity and productivity software and services, announced that it has secured a majority investment from Marlin Equity Partners, a global private equity firm with over $6.7 billion of capital under management.
buyer: Marlin Equity Partners
Marlin Equity Partners is a global investment firm with over $6.7 billion of capital under management that is focused on providing corporate parents, shareholders and other stakeholders with tailored solutions that meet their business and liquidity needs. "
target: AppRiver
AppRiver is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) application provider offering award-winning email and Web security solutions to businesses of all sizes.
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closed 3/15/2017 via BusinessWire

Zix Corporation, acquired Greenview Data, Inc.

synopsis: Zix Corporation, a leader in email encryption, has acquired Greenview Data, an email security company that offers advanced threat protection, antivirus, anti-spam and archiving capabilities.
buyer: Zix Corporation (ZIXI:$210.99)
Zix Corporation is a security technology company that provides email encryption services, email data loss prevention and mobile applications designed to address the bring your own device corporate technology trend. "
target: Greenview Data, Inc.
Greenview Data is a leading provider of bright IT products and services and brilliant customer support. First gaining notoriety for its award-winning spam filtering service, SpamStopsHere, Greenview now offers a complete suite of hosted email solutions including hosting, archiving and encryption.
price ($mm)
$6.50
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announced 11/23/2016 via

Mimecast Services Limited, will acquire iSheriff

synopsis: Mimecast, an email & data security firm, announced it was purchasing all of the assets of iSheriff, a cloud-based security provider. The acquisition will provide Mimecast customers additional real-time email threat intelligence & detection expertise and complements Mimecast’s existing portfolio of email security, continuity and archiving solutions.
buyer: Mimecast Services Limited (MIME:$553.31)
Founded in 2002, Mimecast Ltd. provides cloud-based unified email management (UEM) solutions for Microsoft Exchange and Office 365 to serve customers worldwide. Mimecast helps reduces the complexity and cost of managing numerous point solutions traditionally used to protect email and its data. "
target parent: Total Defense, Inc.
target: iSheriff
Founded in 1999, iSheriff is a pioneering leader in the development of world class email and Internet security solutions. iSheriff SaaS is the first proprietary, integrated Security as a Service solution for cloud-based Web and email security featuring a common Web management and reporting console.
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closed 8/24/2016 via Company Press Release

Proofpoint, Inc., purchased Email Fraud Protection from Return Path, Inc.

synopsis: Proofpoint, Inc., a leading next-generation cybersecurity company, has acquired Return Path’s Email Fraud Protection (EFP) business unit. Return Path’s EFP business, provides standards-based DMARC authentication and proprietary sender-analysis capabilities to defend businesses by detecting, blocking, and responding to email threats.
buyer: Proofpoint, Inc. (PFPT:$1,088.07)
Proofpoint Inc. is a leading next-generation security and compliance company that provides solutions to enable organizations to protect their users from advanced attacks delivered via email, social media and mobile apps. "
seller: Return Path, Inc.
Return Path’s Email Fraud Protection (EFP) business unit provides standards-based DMARC authentication and proprietary sender-analysis capabilities to defend businesses by detecting, blocking, and responding to email threats directed towards employees and customers.
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closed 8/26/2015 via Company Press Release

CensorNet, acquired Sirrustec, Inc.

synopsis: CensorNet, the complete cloud security company, announced that it has acquired Florida-based cyber security company Sirrustec’s, e-mail security platform, archival and storage technology, which further enhances CensorNet’s product portfolio.
buyer: CensorNet
CensorNet, the complete cloud security company, helps organisations step up to the challenge of managing the rise of cloud applications in an increasingly mobile work environment. "
target: Sirrustec, Inc.
Sirrustec, the hosted email and storage vendor, has a set of products that it has developed and can be bought off the shelf by Service Providers. These are in the area of Email Management and online Storage Solutions.
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closed 6/10/2015 via BNC Analysis

Sophos, acquired Reflexion Networks, Inc.

synopsis: Sophos, a company that delivers the best IT security and data protection for businesses, has acquired cloud-based email security firm Reflexion Networks. Reflexion markets archiving, email encryption and business continuity services.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Sophos (LSE:SOPH:$710.60)
Sophos delivers the best IT security and data protection for businesses. More than 100 million users in 150 countries rely on Sophos' complete security solutions as the best protection against complex threats and data loss. "
target: Reflexion Networks, Inc.
Reflexion Networks, Inc. provides hosted email security and compliance services. It offers an anti spam and email security service that blocks spam, viruses, and volume-based attacks and address-on-the-fly technology that preserves the integrity of primary email address.
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closed 4/17/2019 via BusinessWire

j2 Global, Inc., acquired SafeSend

synopsis: j2 Global, Inc., a leading Internet information and services company, has acquired SafeSend, a privately held and fast growing software company based in Oslo, Norway. The company was founded in 2015 to prevent the accidental emailing of confidential data outside the company’s domain.
buyer: j2 Global, Inc. (JCOM:$1,740.72)
j2 Global, Inc. is a leading Internet information and services company consisting of a portfolio of brands including IGN, Mashable, Speedtest, PCMag, Offers.com, Everyday Health and What To Expect in its Digital Media segment and eFax, Vipre, KeepItSafe and Livedrive in its Cloud Services segment. "
target: SafeSend
SafeSend is a privately held and fast growing software company based in Oslo, Norway. The company was founded in 2015 to prevent the accidental emailing of confidential data outside the company’s domain.
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closed 1/31/2022 via BusinessWire

Everyday Health Group, acquired Lifecycle Marketing Ltd.

synopsis: Everyday Health Group Pregnancy & Parenting (EHG P&P), a division of the Everyday Health Group, has acquired Lifecycle Marketing Ltd, the parent company of Emma’s Diary and Families, the UK’s most trusted parenting resource. Emma’s Diary provides pregnant women and new parents with information and support from pregnancy to birth and beyond.
buyer parent: Ziff Davis, Inc.
buyer: Everyday Health Group (EVDY:$253.92)
The Everyday Health Group is a recognized leader in patient and provider education, attracting an engaged audience of over 74 million health consumers and over 890,000 U.S. practicing physicians and clinicians to its premier health and wellness digital properties. "
target: Lifecycle Marketing Ltd.
Lifecycle Marketing is home to Emma’s Diary and Families; the UK’s most trusted parenting resource. Their focus is to provide credible information, inspiration and support to its parenting community, whilst delivering market leading results for its brand partners.
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closed 12/15/2021 via Company Press Release

Ookla, acquired RootMetrics

synopsis: Ookla, a web service that provides free analysis of Internet access performance metrics, such as connection data rate and latency, has acquired RootMetrics, an independent mobile network research firm that specializes in providing unbiased mobile network performance information and mapping.
buyer parent: j2 Global, Inc.
buyer: Ookla
Speedtest.net, also known as Speedtest by Ookla, is a web service that provides free analysis of Internet access performance metrics, such as connection data rate and latency. "
target parent: IHS Markit Ltd.
target: RootMetrics
RootMetrics is an independent mobile network research firm that specializes in providing unbiased mobile network performance information and mapping.
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closed 9/22/2021 via BNC Analysis

Jungle Disk, purchased Three Backup, Data Protection Businesses from j2 Global, Inc.

synopsis: Jungle Disk, the #1 data security suite for small businesses, has acquired three backup, disaster recovery (BDR) and data protection businesses from J2 Global, including KeepItSafe, LiveVault, and OffsiteDataSync.
buyer: Jungle Disk
Jungle Disk, the #1 data security suite for small businesses, provides businesses network security and backup solutions to protect critical data from system failure, human error and cyberattacks. "
seller: j2 Global, Inc. (JCOM:$1,740.72)
The acquisition includes three backup, disaster recovery (BDR) and data protection businesses from J2 Global, including KeepItSafe, LiveVault, and OffsiteDataSync.
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closed 7/21/2021 via Company Press Release

Ookla, acquired Solutelia, LLC

synopsis: Ookla, the global leader in network intelligence, testing platforms and related technologies, has acquired Solutelia and its flagship WINd® software suite. Solutelia has emerged as a leader in network test and measurement solutions and is known for its innovative approach towards data collection and processing methods.
buyer parent: j2 Global, Inc.
buyer: Ookla
Speedtest.net, also known as Speedtest by Ookla, is a web service that provides free analysis of Internet access performance metrics, such as connection data rate and latency. "
target: Solutelia, LLC
Founded in 2003, Solutelia has emerged as a leader in network test and measurement solutions and is known for its innovative approach towards data collection and processing methods that have not changed for over 20 years.
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closed 6/4/2021 via PR Newswire

iContact, acquired Moz, Inc.

synopsis: Moz, Inc., a leader in search engine optimization technology, has been acquired by iContact to form a suite of leading SEO, email, and digital marketing solutions for small and mid-sized businesses. The acquisition will help Moz accelerate its product plans to build SEO and other digital marketing products that can change the industry.
buyer parent: j2 Global, Inc.
buyer: iContact
iContact is an easy-to-use email marketing platform built for small businesses. iContact’s tools take the pain out of email marketing by helping businesses grow their audience, design beautiful emails, personalize their messages and automate their communications, all for free. "
target: Moz, Inc.
Moz is one of the most trusted authorities in online search with powerful Search engine optimization (SEO) and Local Search platforms to help marketers improve the position of their brands, business locations, and competitive rank in search results.
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closed 12/31/2020 via BusinessWire

j2 Global, Inc., acquired Inspired eLearning

synopsis: J2 Global, a leading Internet information and services company, has completed the acquisition of Inspired eLearning, a company dedicated to delivering the highest quality enterprise educational products that transform corporate culture, nurture and enhance workforce skills, and deliver maximum ROI for the corporate education budget.
buyer: j2 Global, Inc. (JCOM:$1,740.72)
J2 Global is a leading internet information and services company consisting of a portfolio of brands including IGN, Mashable, Humble Bundle, Speedtest, PCMag, Offers.com, Spiceworks, Everyday Health, BabyCenter and What To Expect in its Digital Media business and eFax, and eVoice, among others. "
target: Inspired eLearning
Inspired eLearning is dedicated to delivering the highest quality enterprise educational products that transform corporate culture, nurture and enhance workforce skills, and deliver maximum ROI for the corporate education budget.
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closed 12/31/2020 via BusinessWire

j2 Global, Inc., acquired Logiva A/S

synopsis: J2 Global, Inc., a leading Internet information and services company, announced that it completed the acquisition of Logiva. Logiva A/S, based in Denmark, provides Sikker@Mail, a complete secure mail solution and SignFlow, a digital handler of supplier invoices.
buyer: j2 Global, Inc. (JCOM:$1,740.72)
J2 Global is a leading internet information and services company consisting of a portfolio of brands including IGN, Mashable, Humble Bundle, Speedtest, PCMag, Offers.com, Spiceworks, Everyday Health, BabyCenter and What To Expect in its Digital Media business and eFax, and eVoice, among others. "
target: Logiva A/S
Logiva A/S, based in Denmark, provides Sikker@Mail, a complete secure mail solution and SignFlow, a digital handler of supplier invoices. Sikker@Mail handles both digital signing and encryption of emails. SignFlow automatically loads and reads vendor invoices and sends them for approval.
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closed 11/23/2020 via Company Press Release

Spiceworks Ziff Davis, acquired Aberdeen

synopsis: Spiceworks Ziff Davis (SWZD) has acquired Aberdeen, a leading global provider of behavioral-based marketing solutions, from intent-targeted media to demand gen programs and independent industry research. Aberdeen has a suite of unique products that complement SWZD’s products and services.
buyer parent: j2 Global, Inc.
buyer: Spiceworks Ziff Davis
Spiceworks is a social network for IT professionals. They’re the marketplace where tech buyers and sellers come together to push the world forward with technology, solve tech challenges and support each other, making it the largest, most unique IT community of its kind. "
target parent: Halyard Capital
target: Aberdeen
Aberdeen is a leading global provider of behavioral-based marketing solutions, from intent-targeted media to demand gen programs and independent industry research. Aberdeen answers the ultimate sales and marketing questions of “what”, “who”, and “when” with its unique abilities.
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closed 10/6/2020 via BusinessWire

j2 Global, Inc., acquired ibVPN

synopsis: J2 Global, Inc., a leading Internet information and services company, has acquired the assets of ibVPN, a company that provides a VPN, SmartDNS and Proxy solution. Since 2003, they have offered top-notch services that provide World-class personal privacy and data security.
buyer: j2 Global, Inc. (JCOM:$1,740.72)
J2 Global is a leading internet information and services company consisting of a portfolio of brands including IGN, Mashable, Humble Bundle, Speedtest, PCMag, Offers.com, Spiceworks, Everyday Health, BabyCenter and What To Expect in its Digital Media business and eFax, and eVoice, among others. "
target: ibVPN
ibVPN provides a VPN, SmartDNS and Proxy solution. Since 2003, they have offered top-notch services that provide World-class personal privacy and data security.
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closed 12/31/2020 via BusinessWire

j2 Global, Inc., acquired RetailMeNot

synopsis: J2 Global, Inc., a leading Internet information and services company, announced that it has completed the acquisition of leading savings destination RetailMeNot from Vericast, a premier marketing solutions company.
buyer: j2 Global, Inc. (JCOM:$1,740.72)
J2 Global is a leading internet information and services company consisting of a portfolio of brands including IGN, Mashable, Humble Bundle, Speedtest, PCMag, Offers.com, Spiceworks, Everyday Health, BabyCenter and What To Expect in its Digital Media business and eFax, and eVoice, among others. "
target parent: MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc.
target: RetailMeNot (SALE:$280.42)
RetailMeNot, Inc. is a leading savings destination connecting consumers with retailers, restaurants and brands, both online and in-store. The company enables consumers across the globe to find hundreds of thousands of offers to save money while they shop or dine out.
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closed 8/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

j2 Global, Inc., acquired kickbox

synopsis: Email deliverability firm Kickbox has been acquired by J2 Global. Kickbox's Email Deliverability Suite is a set of tools designed to help marketers monitor all aspects of their email program and understand how to improve their inbox placement, without having to rely on extensive training or help from a deliverability professional.
buyer: j2 Global, Inc. (JCOM:$1,740.72)
J2 Global is a leading internet information and services company consisting of a portfolio of brands including IGN, Mashable, Humble Bundle, Speedtest, PCMag, Offers.com, Spiceworks, Everyday Health, BabyCenter and What To Expect in its Digital Media business and eFax, and eVoice, among others. "
target: kickbox
Kickbox is a white hat service provider focused on email services. Kickbox's Email Deliverability Suite helps marketers monitor all aspects of their email program and understand how to improve their inbox placement, without having to rely on extensive training or help from professionals.
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closed 4/7/2020 via BNC Analysis

j2 Global, Inc., acquired SRFax

synopsis: j2 Global, Inc. is a leading Internet information and services company, has acquired the assets of SRFax, a Canadian-based company offering Internet fax service to clients across North America. SRFax gives users the convenience of mobility by using email to send and receive faxes.
buyer: j2 Global, Inc. (JCOM:$1,740.72)
j2 Global, Inc. is a leading Internet information and services company consisting of a portfolio of brands including IGN, Mashable, Speedtest, PCMag, Offers.com, Everyday Health and What To Expect in its Digital Media segment and eFax, Vipre, KeepItSafe and Livedrive in its Cloud Services segment. "
target: SRFax
SRFax is a Canadian-based company offering Internet fax service to clients across North America. SRFax gives users the convenience of mobility by using email to send and receive faxes. They offer Email to Fax, Fax to Email, Online Faxing and an excellent Internet Fax API.
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closed 11/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Buffered VPN merged with Encrypt.me,

synopsis: Encrypt.me, a popular VPN service, has announced that it will be merging with Buffered VPN. Encrypt.me is part of the J2 Global family. Buffered VPN is a fast growing personal VPN service provider enabling users from around the world to safely and anonymously browse the web.
buyer parent: j2 Global, Inc.
buyer: Encrypt.me
Encrypt.me is a popular VPN service that helps their users stay secure. Encrypt.me offers an easy-to-use app that automatically detects unsafe connections and secures them. Encrypt.me enables users to stay safe and keep their personal information secure online when they're using public Wi-Fi. "
target: Buffered VPN
Buffered VPN is a fast growing personal VPN service provider enabling users from around the world to safely and anonymously browse the web. With servers in over 30 countries, Buffered VPN is able to provide their users with unfettered access to international websites from anywhere in the world.
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closed 8/27/2019 via BusinessWire

Everyday Health, Inc., acquired BabyCenter, L.L.C.

synopsis: Everyday Health Group, a division of J2 Global, Inc., announced that it has acquired BabyCenter, the world's number one digital parenting resource reaching more than 100 million people monthly through websites, mobile apps, online communities, email series, social programs, print publications, and public health initiatives.
buyer parent: j2 Global, Inc.
buyer: Everyday Health, Inc. (EVDY:$253.92)
Everyday Health operates a leading digital marketing and communications platform for healthcare companies that want to engage with consumers and healthcare professionals. Their platform combines premier content from leading brands, an engaged audience, and extensive data and analytics expertise. "
target parent: Johnson & Johnson
target: BabyCenter, L.L.C.
BabyCenter is the world's number one digital parenting resource reaching more than 100 million people monthly through websites, mobile apps, online communities, email series, social programs, print publications, and public health initiatives.
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closed 9/19/2019 via BusinessWire

Ziff Davis B2B, acquired Spiceworks

synopsis: Spiceworks, the marketplace where tech buyers and sellers come together to push the world forward with technology, solve tech challenges and support each other, has been acquired by Ziff Davis B2B, the global market leader in omni-channel marketing demand generation, providing clients with access to the most powerful technology buyers.
buyer parent: j2 Global, Inc.
buyer: Ziff Davis B2B
Ziff Davis B2B is the global market leader in omni-channel marketing demand generation, providing clients with access to the most powerful technology buyers. Their media network known for its leadership, editorial and industry content is trusted by the decision makers customers need to reach. "
target: Spiceworks
Spiceworks is a social network for IT professionals. They’re the marketplace where tech buyers and sellers come together to push the world forward with technology, solve tech challenges and support each other, making it the largest, most unique IT community of its kind.
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closed 7/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

NetProtect, acquired SaferVPN

synopsis: J2 Global has acquired SaferVPN through their subsidiary, NetProtect, a global leader in internet protection. SaferVPN is a leading VPN service trusted by millions of consumers and thousands of businesses worldwide.
buyer parent: j2 Global, Inc.
buyer: NetProtect
NetProtect is a global leader in internet protection. With a sophisticated yet simple array of consumer and business solutions, NetProtect delivers secure, open access to files, websites, software, and media. "
target: SaferVPN
Founded in 2013, SaferVPN was an idea on a drawing board. Today, they are a leading VPN service trusted by millions of consumers and thousands of businesses worldwide. Building on decades of professional experience, their team brings their expertise to a truly innovative cybersecurity SaaS company.
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closed 6/12/2019 via BNC Analysis

j2 Global, Inc., acquired Encrypt.me

synopsis: j2 Global, a leading Internet information and services company, has acquired Encrypt.me, a popular VPN service that helps their users stay secure. Encrypt.me offers an easy-to-use app that automatically detects unsafe connections and secures them. Encrypt.me enables users to keep their personal information secure when they're using public Wi-Fi.
buyer: j2 Global, Inc. (JCOM:$1,740.72)
j2 Global, Inc. is a leading Internet information and services company consisting of a portfolio of brands including IGN, Mashable, Speedtest, PCMag, Offers.com, Everyday Health and What To Expect in its Digital Media segment and eFax, Vipre, KeepItSafe and Livedrive in its Cloud Services segment. "
target: Encrypt.me
Encrypt.me is a popular VPN service that helps their users stay secure. Encrypt.me offers an easy-to-use app that automatically detects unsafe connections and secures them. Encrypt.me enables users to stay safe and keep their personal information secure online when they're using public Wi-Fi.
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closed 4/17/2019 via BusinessWire

j2 Global, Inc., acquired SafeSend

synopsis: j2 Global, Inc., a leading Internet information and services company, has acquired SafeSend, a privately held and fast growing software company based in Oslo, Norway. The company was founded in 2015 to prevent the accidental emailing of confidential data outside the company’s domain.
buyer: j2 Global, Inc. (JCOM:$1,740.72)
j2 Global, Inc. is a leading Internet information and services company consisting of a portfolio of brands including IGN, Mashable, Speedtest, PCMag, Offers.com, Everyday Health and What To Expect in its Digital Media segment and eFax, Vipre, KeepItSafe and Livedrive in its Cloud Services segment. "
target: SafeSend
SafeSend is a privately held and fast growing software company based in Oslo, Norway. The company was founded in 2015 to prevent the accidental emailing of confidential data outside the company’s domain.
price ($mm)
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closed 1/25/2019 via BNC Analysis

j2 Global, Inc., acquired iContact

synopsis: iContact, an email marketing firm launched in the Triangle 15 years ago, has been acquired by j2 Global, a leading Internet information and services company. Since 2003, small and medium businesses worldwide have achieved results by turning to iContact’s best-in-class automation and email marketing solutions and knowledgeable team members.
buyer: j2 Global, Inc. (JCOM:$1,740.72)
j2 Global, Inc. is a leading Internet information and services company consisting of a portfolio of brands including IGN, Mashable, Speedtest, PCMag, Offers.com, Everyday Health and What To Expect in its Digital Media segment and eFax, Vipre, KeepItSafe and Livedrive in its Cloud Services segment. "
target parent: GTCR, LLC
target: iContact
Since 2003, small and medium businesses worldwide have achieved significant results by turning to iContact’s best-in-class automation and email marketing solutions and knowledgeable team members.
price ($mm)
$49
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closed 1/15/2019 via BusinessWire

j2 Global, Inc., acquired Castle Connolly Top Doctors

synopsis: j2 Global, Inc. has acquired Castle Connolly, a company that since 1991 has been dedicated to helping consumers find the best healthcare in America. At Castle Connolly they identify top doctors, both nationally and regionally, based on an extensive nominations process open to all licensed physicians in America.
buyer: j2 Global, Inc. (JCOM:$1,740.72)
j2 Global, Inc. is a leading Internet information and services company consisting of a portfolio of brands including IGN, Mashable, Speedtest, PCMag, Offers.com, Everyday Health and What To Expect in its Digital Media segment and eFax, Vipre, KeepItSafe and Livedrive in its Cloud Services segment. "
target: Castle Connolly Top Doctors
Since 1991 Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. has been dedicated to helping consumers find the best healthcare in America. At Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. they identify top doctors, both nationally and regionally, based on an extensive nominations process open to all licensed physicians in America.
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closed 9/30/2015 via PR Newswire

FreeConference.com, acquired FreeConferencePro

synopsis: iotum, a leader in teleconference and group calling solutions, announced the acquisition of FreeConferencePro, a Connecticut-based provider of innovative and free audio conferencing services. With this acquisition, iotum continues to add voice-conferencing-services providers and customers to its robust group-calling platform, FreeConference.com.
buyer parent: Iotum
buyer: FreeConference.com
FreeConference is the original free conference calling service. FreeConference serves over a billion minutes a year of all-digital conference calls to businesses and individuals requiring top-tier performance at little or no cost. "
target: FreeConferencePro
FreeConferencePro is the highest quality, easiest to use, and most innovative audio conferencing service available to all users for free. It is an automated and secure system that allows you to sign up and receive a Conference Access Number and your own personal Passcode, ready for use immediately.
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closed 2/11/2014 via BusinessWire

j2 Global, Inc., acquired Ozefax

synopsis: j2 Global, Inc., the global provider of Internet services, announced that it has acquired the Internet fax business of a service provider, Sydney-based OzeFax. Ozefax Pty Limited is faxing solution specialists; providing Australian businesses with economical, reliable solutions to their telecommunication requirements.
buyer: j2 Global, Inc. (JCOM:$1,740.72)
j2 Global, Inc. provides cloud services to individuals and businesses around the world. j2's network spans 49 countries on six continents. It offers Internet fax, virtual phone, hosted email, email marketing, online backup, unified communications and customer relationship management solutions. "
target: Ozefax
Ozefax Pty Limited is faxing solution specialists; providing Australian businesses with economical, reliable solutions to their telecommunication requirements.
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closed 5/15/2013 via PR Newswire

Iotum, acquired Freeconference

synopsis: iotum, operator of the popular and versatile teleconferencing service Calliflower.com for small business, announced that it is expanding with the acquisition of California-based Global Conference Partners, provider of FreeConference.com and associated teleconferencing services.
buyer: Iotum
iotum is an international company with roots in VoIP, telecom switch development, and innovative voice and mobile services. They provide several teleconferencing platforms and collaboration services to millions of users worldwide. "
target parent: American Capital Strategies, Ltd.
target: Freeconference
FreeConference is a service of Global Conference Partners, a leader in telephony and group communications solutions since 1985. FreeConference offers a variety of solutions to fit the conferencing needs of businesses, enterprises, individuals, community and nonprofit organizations.
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closed 1/7/2008 via BusinessWire

AT Conference, Inc., acquired A Professional Conference Call

synopsis: AT Conference, Inc., a leading provider of audio and web conferencing services, today announced it has completed the acquisition of ‘A Professional Conference Call’ of Duluth, GA.
buyer: AT Conference, Inc.
Founded in 1999, AT Conference provides conference calling services for businesses, including web conferencing, operator assisted conferencing, and special services for investor relation conferencing. Primarily focused on the SMB market, AT Conference has over 50,000 customers worldwide. "
target: A Professional Conference Call
A Professional Conference Call's experience within this changing industry has allowed us to empower our business clients with the ability to effectively communicate and collaborate worldwide, while providing the highest level of conferencing products and professional customer services available.
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announced 6/15/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Sinch AB, will acquire ACL Mobile

synopsis: Sinch AB, a global leader in cloud communications for mobile customer engagement, is to acquire ACL Mobile Limited, a leading communications platform provider to businesses in Southeast Asia. Their platform enables large and leading enterprises to engage their customers over multiple channels including SMS, voice, email, IP messaging and WhatsApp.
buyer: Sinch AB (OM:SINCH:$1,362.30)
Sweden-based Sinch brings businesses and people closer with tools enabling personal engagement. Its leading cloud communications platform lets businesses reach every mobile phone on the planet, in seconds or less, through mobile messaging, voice, and video. "
target: ACL Mobile
ACL Mobile is a leading communications platform provider to businesses in Southeast Asia. Their platform enables large and leading enterprises to engage their customers over multiple channels including SMS, voice, email, IP messaging and WhatsApp.
price ($mm)
$71*
rev ($mm)
$65
EBITDA ($mm)
$6
EV / rev
1.3x
EV / EBITDA
13.6x
announced 2/2/2022 via BusinessWire

GupShup, will acquire Knowlarity

synopsis: Gupshup, the global leader in conversational engagement, will acquire Knowlarity Communications, a global leader in cloud communications, offering cloud telephony, contact center automation, AI-powered voice assistants and speech analytics solutions to over 6,000 customers across 65 countries.
buyer: GupShup
Gupshup is the leading conversational engagement platform, powering over 6 billion messages per month. Across verticals, thousands of large and small businesses in emerging markets use Gupshup to build omni-channel conversational experiences across marketing, sales and support. "
target: Knowlarity
Based in Singapore, Knowlarity enables automated communication by allowing operators to work online via Cloud. Knowlarity enables businesses to work on an effective communication network via cloud solutions such as Click to call, number masking, multi-level IVR system, and more.
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closed 7/24/2019 via PR Web

Select Communications, acquired Lighthouse Conferencing

synopsis: Select Communications, a communications services provider, has acquired Lighthouse Conferencing, a provider of online event collaboration and conferencing services for customers to communicate their world changing ideas.
buyer: Select Communications
Select Communications is a communications services provider that provides the broadest product selection and highest-quality communication services to organizations worldwide, with a time-saving, one-stop shopping opportunity. "
target: Lighthouse Conferencing
Lighthouse Conferencing provides online event collaboration and conferencing services for customers to communicate their world changing ideas. They are a premium collaboration solutions partner focused on providing clients the highest level of thought, guidance, and service.
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closed 12/27/2017 via Company Press Release

Videonor AS, acquired appear.in

synopsis: Videonor, a company that offers cloud-based software-as-a-service video conferencing at a low monthly cost, has acquired a majority stake in appear.in from Telenor Group, a leading telecommunications company. appear.in is a browser-based video service with meetings held with up to 12 participants.
buyer: Videonor AS
Videonor offers cloud-based software-as-a-service video conferencing at a low monthly cost. With clients in 50+ countries, Videonor helps global enterprises, startups, academic institutions and national sports teams communicate more effectively. "
target parent: Telenor Group
target: appear.in
appear.in is a browser-based video service with meetings held with up to 12 participants. The service lets users start video calls directly in the browser without any downloads. appear.in works on almost any device and even lets users share their screen to show presentations, photos or spreadsheets.
price ($mm)
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closed 2/15/2017 via BNC Analysis

Euronext N.V., acquired Company Webcast B.V.

synopsis: Euronext announces the acquisition of a 51% majority stake in Company Webcast, a Dutch company specialised in professional webcast and webinar services. Company Webcast, based in the Netherlands, provides high-end webcast and webinar solutions to more than 260 corporates and local governments, through its state-of-the-art platform.
buyer: Euronext N.V. (ENXTPA:ENX:$1,091.15)
Euronext is the leading pan-European exchange in the Eurozone. Euronext operates regulated and transparent equity and derivatives markets. Its total product offering includes Equities, Exchange Traded Funds, Warrants & Certificates, Bonds, Derivatives, Commodities and Indices. "
target: Company Webcast B.V.
Company Webcast is market leader in the Benelux region for high-end webcast and webinar solutions, which are based on a state of the art platform using the most advanced technology. Company Webcast can handle all aspects of organising, recording, broadcasting and archiving of webcasts.
price ($mm)
$3.83*
rev ($mm)
$4
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 1/12/2017 via PR Newswire

PGi, will acquire ReadyTalk

synopsis: PGi, the world's largest dedicated provider of collaboration software and services, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Denver-based ReadyTalk, a leading provider of cloud communications services, including audio, web and video conferencing, and self-service and managed webinar solutions.
buyer parent: Siris Capital Group
buyer: PGi (PGI:$562.53)
PGi is the world's largest pure-play provider of collaboration software and services. PGi's unified collaboration platform empowers business users and teams to connect, share ideas and manage projects with the simplicity and everywhere-access of the latest cloud technologies. "
target: ReadyTalk
ReadyTalk delivers cloud communication services, including audio, video, web and voice conferencing as well as webinars, that inspire collaboration and improve communication for today's digital and mobile workforce.
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closed 10/13/2016 via Company Press Release

meetyoo conferencing GmbH, acquired ubivent GmbH

synopsis: Meetyoo Conferencing GmbH, a professional service provider offering audio conferences, web conferences and webcasts, has acquired Ubivent, Europe's leading virtual event specialist. They offer virtual event solutions and services that allow global organizations to complement or substitute physical events.
buyer: meetyoo conferencing GmbH
Based in Berlin, meetyoo conferencing GmbH is a professional service provider offering audio conferences, web conferences and webcasts. "
target: ubivent GmbH
Ubivent is Europe's leading virtual event specialist. They offer virtual event solutions and services that allow global organizations to complement or substitute physical events.
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closed 5/12/2014 via PR Newswire

Dimension Data Holdings plc, acquired Teliris

synopsis: In a move to expand its Managed Services for Visual Communications (MSVC) operations, Dimension Data announced that it has acquired 100% of Teliris, a privately-owned cloud video managed services business with offices in London, Connecticut and New York, for an undisclosed sum.
buyer parent: Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
buyer: Dimension Data Holdings plc
Dimension Data plc is an ICT services and solutions provider that uses its technology expertise, global service delivery capability, and entrepreneurial spirit to accelerate the business ambitions of its clients. "
target: Teliris
Teliris is one of the first industry pioneers to deliver cloud-based managed telepresence services, and provides immersive telepresence and videoconferencing services via its own proprietary platform, Lentaris. Peak 10 provides reliable IT infrastructure solutions to companies with a range of needs.
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announced 12/21/2011 via Market Wire

Arkadin, will acquire ConferencePlus Inc.

synopsis: Arkadin, a leading provider of collaboration solutions, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire ConferencePlus, Inc., a conferencing services provider and a subsidiary of Westell Technologies, Inc. ConferencePlus provides Arkadin with a complementary set of services and an expanded presence in North America and Europe.
buyer: Arkadin
Founded in 2001, Arkadin is a global Collaboration Service Provider, offering audio, web and video conferencing solutions. Arkadin enables organizations to communicate and collaborate using customizable, cost-efficient, user-friendly solutions. "
target parent: Westell Technologies, Inc.
target: ConferencePlus Inc.
ConferencePlus, a leading global provider of audio, video, webcasting and web conferencing services, is dedicated to providing high quality, reliable conferencing services that customers trust with their most important events.
price ($mm)
$41
rev ($mm)
$43
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/30/2016 via BNC Analysis

j2 Global, Inc., acquired MaxEmail

synopsis: j2 Global, Inc., a company that provides Internet services through two divisions: Business Cloud Services and Digital Media, has acquired MaxEmail, a company that makes business communications easier by providing Internet enabled fax and voice mail services to its clients.
buyer: j2 Global, Inc. (JCOM:$1,740.72)
j2 Global, Inc. provides Internet services through two divisions: Business Cloud Services, which offers Internet fax, virtual phone, hosted email, email marketing, online backup, unified communications and CRM solutions, and Digital Media, which offers technology, gaming and lifestyle content. "
target: MaxEmail
MaxEmail makes business communications easier by providing Internet enabled fax an voice mail services to its clients. Faxes can be sent and received through email without the need for a fax machine or dedicated phone line.
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closed 2/11/2014 via BusinessWire

j2 Global, Inc., acquired Faxmate

synopsis: j2 Global, Inc., the global provider of Internet services, announced that it has acquired the Internet fax business of Australian service provider Brisbane-based Faxmate. The company provides fax to email, fax broadcasting & email to fax services.
buyer: j2 Global, Inc. (JCOM:$1,740.72)
j2 Global, Inc. provides cloud services to individuals and businesses around the world. j2's network spans 49 countries on six continents. It offers Internet fax, virtual phone, hosted email, email marketing, online backup, unified communications and customer relationship management solutions. "
target: Faxmate
FaxMate provides business grade virtual fax services in Australia. They provide fax to email, fax broadcasting & email to fax services. FaxMate® completely replaces the need for a conventional fax machine for both sending and receiving faxes
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closed 11/2/2007 via BusinessWire

AT&T, acquired Interwise

synopsis: AT&T Inc. announced the completion of the acquisition of Interwise, a leading global provider of Internet Protocol (IP)-based voice, Web and video conferencing services. In parallel, AT&T announced the launch of AT&T Connect, the first in a planned series of converged AT&T-branded voice, video and web conferencing products and services.
buyer: AT&T (T:$168,864.00)
AT&T Inc. is a premier communications holding company. Its subsidiaries and affiliates, AT&T operating companies, are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. "
target: Interwise
Interwise is the leader in delivering unlimited voice, Web, and video conferencing for the enterprise. Interwise’ fixed price/unlimited usage business model and enterprise-class technology combine to make it easy for companies to deliver conferencing and collaboration as a core business application.
price ($mm)
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announced 4/10/2008 via Company Press Release

BT Group plc, will acquire Wire One Technologies, Inc.

synopsis: BT has agreed to acquire Wire One Holdings Inc. (“Wire One”), one of the leading providers of videoconferencing solutions in the United States. It is intended that Wire One will form the core of BT Conferencing’s video services unit.
buyer: BT Group plc (BT:$28,856.04)
BT is one of the world's leading providers of communications solutions and services operating in 170 countries. Its principal activities include networked IT services, local, national and international telecommunications services, and higher-value broadband and internet products and services. "
target parent: The Gores Group, LLC
target: Wire One Technologies, Inc.
Wire One Communications, with over 20 years of conferencing support expertise, is one of the recognized leaders in providing easy to use, reliable, and cost effective video communication solutions to customers.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$140
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/23/2020 via PR Newswire

YouMail, Inc., acquired Thumbtel Ltd.

synopsis: YouMail announced that it has acquired Thumbtel, a provider of app-based, direct-to-consumer communication services. Founded in 2008 and located in the United Kingdom, Thumbtel provides the popular Hullomail visual voicemail app and the innovative Another Number phone number service for small business teams.
buyer: YouMail, Inc.
YouMail, Inc. provides security-first, cloud-based communication services for mobile phones. Their free app-based service uses sophisticated, patented and patent-pending technology to block robocalls and phishing messages so that users are protected from spam, identify theft, and corporate fraud. "
target: Thumbtel Ltd.
Thumbtel is a provider of app-based, direct-to-consumer communication services. Founded in 2008 and located in the United Kingdom, Thumbtel provides the popular Hullomail visual voicemail app and the innovative Another Number phone number service for small business teams.
price ($mm)
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announced 11/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Apax Partners, will acquire Destiny NV

synopsis: Apax Partners, a Paris-based European leader in private equity, has signed an agreement with Mentha Capital to succeed them as investor in the Destiny Group, a provider of secure cloud communication solutions, focusing primarily on small and medium-sized innovative companies.
buyer: Apax Partners
Apax Partners is a leading global private equity advisory firm. The Apax Funds invest in companies across four global sectors of Tech & Telco, Services, Healthcare and Consumer. These funds provide long-term equity financing to build and strengthen world-class companies. "
target parent: Mentha Capital
target: Destiny NV
Belgium-based Destiny is a provider of secure cloud communication solutions, focusing primarily on small and medium-sized innovative companies. With the Destiny cloud interaction platform, companies can communicate more efficiently from anywhere and with any device.
price ($mm)
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closed 6/12/2013 via BNC Analysis

Yahoo! Inc., acquired Rondee

synopsis: Yahoo! has acquired Rondee, a free conference calling service founded in 2007. Rondee will be joining Yahoo! Small Business to continue innovating with technologies that help small businesses and groups.
buyer: Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO:$5,409.25)
Yahoo! Inc. is the premier digital media company, creating deeply personal digital experiences that keep more than half a billion people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the globe. "
target: Rondee
Rondee, Inc. is a leading provider of free conference calling services. Users can pick a theme, participants can invite others, times can be readjusted by participants, and the service sends an email reminder of the meeting.
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VeriSign, Inc.
VeriSign, Inc.
VeriSign, Inc. is the trusted provider of Internet infrastructure services for the networked world. Billions of times each day, Verisign helps companies and consumers all over the world connect between the dots.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,245.85
EBITDA ($mm)
$863.51
EBIT ($mm)
$817.23
Net Income ($mm)
$788.83
Employees
872
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Ticker: VRSN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
VeriSign, Inc.
VeriSign, Inc.
VeriSign, Inc. is the trusted provider of Internet infrastructure services for the networked world. Billions of times each day, Verisign helps companies and consumers all over the world connect between the dots.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,245.85
EBITDA ($mm)
$863.51
EBIT ($mm)
$817.23
Net Income ($mm)
$788.83
Employees
872
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Ticker: FSCT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ForeScout Technologies
ForeScout Technologies
ForeScout is transforming security through visibility. They help make the invisible visible by providing Global 2000 enterprises and government agencies with agentless visibility and control of traditional and IoT devices the instant they connect to the network.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$336.80
EBITDA ($mm)
($89.27)
EBIT ($mm)
($101.19)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1107
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Ticker: NYSE:S
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SentinelOne
SentinelOne is the only cybersecurity solution encompassing AI-powered prevention, detection, response, and hunting across endpoints, containers, cloud workloads, and IoT devices in a single autonomous Extended Detection and Response (XDR) platform.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$204.80
EBITDA ($mm)
($259.32)
EBIT ($mm)
($267.23)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1080
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Ticker: TUFN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tufin
Tufin
Tufin simplifies management of some of the largest, most complex networks in the world, consisting of thousands of firewall and network devices and emerging hybrid cloud infrastructures.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$110.95
EBITDA ($mm)
($34.43)
EBIT ($mm)
($36.33)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: CORO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Corero Network Security plc
Corero Network Security plc
Corero Network Security plc’s mission is to be a leading network security systems company delivering solutions to address the challenges organizations face in protecting their IT systems and networks and on-line assets from the threats of cyber crime.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$20.57
EBITDA ($mm)
($4.15)
EBIT ($mm)
($5.87)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: ZS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Zscaler, Inc.
Zscaler is a leading cloud-based information security company. Zscaler offers a secure internet and web gateway that creates fast, secure connections between users and applications, regardless of device, location, or network.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$601.91
EBITDA ($mm)
($155.58)
EBIT ($mm)
($183.78)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2020
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Ticker: TENB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tenable Network Security Inc
Tenable Network Security Inc
Tenable is the Cyber Exposure company. Tenable helps organizations of all sizes accurately understand and reduce their cyber risk. Tenable.io, their Cyber Exposure platform, provides broad visibility and deep analytics to secure the entire modern attack surface.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$541.13
EBITDA ($mm)
($25.60)
EBIT ($mm)
($41.77)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: KOSDAQ:A263860
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Genians, Inc.
Genians, Inc.
Genians, Inc. is a South Korean-based provider of Network Access Control (NAC) solutions. Their flagship product, Genian NAC, helps businesses maintain smart visiblity and control of all of their IT assets and ensures the highest level of security compliance by using cloud technology.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$18.19
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.74
EBIT ($mm)
$2.43
Net Income ($mm)
$2.21
Employees
0
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Ticker: TASE: SAFE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Safe-T
Safe-T
Based in Israel, Safe-T is a leading provider of software-defined access solutions which mitigate attacks on enterprises' business-critical services and sensitive data. With Safe-T's software-defined access, companies secure their data, services, and networks from internal and external data threats.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$5.14
EBITDA ($mm)
($9.21)
EBIT ($mm)
($9.41)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
63
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Ticker: AIM:DFX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Defenx
Defenx
Founded in 2009, Defenx is a fast-growing and profitable security software company that offers a range of products for the mobile, PC and network security markets. Defenx security software is priced competitively, fully featured and efficient.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$5.02
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$1.13
Net Income ($mm)
$0.21
Employees
6
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Ticker: CSCO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cisco Systems, Inc.
Cisco Systems, Inc.
Cisco enables people to make powerful connections-whether in business, education, philanthropy, or creativity. Cisco hardware, software, and service offerings are used to create the Internet solutions that make networks possible-providing easy access to information anywhere, at any time.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$49,818.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$15,496.00
EBIT ($mm)
$13,765.00
Net Income ($mm)
$10,591.00
Employees
79500
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Ticker: JCOM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ziff Davis, Inc.
Ziff Davis, Inc.
Ziff Davis (NASDAQ: ZD) is a vertically focused digital media and internet company whose portfolio includes leading brands in technology, entertainment, shopping, health, cybersecurity, and martech.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$1,740.72
EBITDA ($mm)
$670.63
EBIT ($mm)
$409.13
Net Income ($mm)
$194.30
Employees
4700
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Ticker: EGHT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
8x8, Inc.
8x8, Inc.
8x8, Inc. provides secure and reliable enterprise cloud communications solutions. 8x8's cloud solutions replace traditional on-premises PBX hardware and software-based systems with a flexible SaaS alternative, encompassing cloud business phone service, contact center solutions, and conferencing.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$581.29
EBITDA ($mm)
($134.51)
EBIT ($mm)
($151.28)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1696
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Ticker: AIM:ARTA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Artilium Plc
Artilium Plc
Artilium is a demonstrated leader in the development of next generation communication technologies. Artilium's strategy focuses on supporting its customers to successfully grow their business by providing flexible, cost effective and innovative solutions.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$12.84
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.26)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.78)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
73
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Ticker: OTCPK:KTEL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
KonaTel
KonaTel
KonaTel provides cellular products and services in various retail and wholesale markets in the United States. The company provides innovative mobile options, competitive prices, wireless invoice analysis & optimization, and outstanding support that empowers clients to expand their business.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$9.72
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.66)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.90)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
18
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Ticker: RNG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RingCentral, Inc
RingCentral, Inc
RingCentral is a leading provider of global enterprise cloud communications and collaboration solutions. More flexible and cost-effective than legacy on-premises systems, RingCentral empowers mobile and distributed workforce to communicate, collaborate, and connect from anywhere, on any device.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,101.99
EBITDA ($mm)
($26.79)
EBIT ($mm)
($92.17)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2363
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Ticker: FSNN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fusion
Fusion is a leading provider of integrated cloud solutions to small, medium and large businesses. Fusion's advanced, high availability cloud service platform enables the integration of leading edge solutions in the cloud.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$150.53
EBITDA ($mm)
$9.77
EBIT ($mm)
($4.75)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
271
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Ticker: NET
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CloudFlare, Inc.
CloudFlare, Inc.
Cloudflare protects and accelerates Internet applications online without adding hardware, installing software, or changing a line of code. Internet properties powered by Cloudflare have all web traffic routed through its global network, improving performance while decreasing spam and other attacks.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$656.43
EBITDA ($mm)
($81.50)
EBIT ($mm)
($127.30)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2240
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Ticker: ENXTPA:EN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bouygues SA
Bouygues SA
Bouygues is a diversified group, structured by a strong corporate culture and whose businesses are organized around three activities: Construction with Bouygues Construction (BTP and Energies & Services), Bouygues Immobilier and Colas (Routes), Telecoms with Bouygues Telecom and Media with TF1.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$41,613.59
EBITDA ($mm)
$3,421.80
EBIT ($mm)
$1,279.78
Net Income ($mm)
$843.36
Employees
133197
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Ticker: LVLT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Level 3 Communications, Inc.
Level 3 Communications, Inc.
Level 3 Communications is an international provider of fiber-based communications services. Enterprise, content, wholesale and government customers rely on Level 3 to deliver services with an industry-leading combination of scalability and value over an end-to-end fiber network.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$3,651.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$788.00
EBIT ($mm)
($88.00)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5500
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Ticker: GTT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Global Telecom & Technology, Inc.
Global Telecom & Technology, Inc.
Global Telecom & Technology, Inc. operates a global Tier 1 IP network connecting to any location in the world and with any application in the cloud. Their cloud networking services provide a better way for multinational clients to embrace the cloud.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,680.30
EBITDA ($mm)
$385.40
EBIT ($mm)
$151.00
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3000
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Ticker: LSE:DAY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Daisy Group plc
Daisy Group plc
Daisy is a fast-growing independent UK supplier of cost-effective services and bespoke unified business communications solutions to SME, mid-market and corporate businesses. It offers network services, such as fixed line and rentals, number translation, and select services.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$533.62
EBITDA ($mm)
$79.82
EBIT ($mm)
($12.30)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1545
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Ticker: XTRA:QSC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
QSC AG
QSC AG
QSC AG is a service provider for voice and data communication, as well as ICT services. It is the first provider to operate an Open Access platform in Germany, which unites a wide range of broadband technologies to offer national and international site networking, including Managed Services.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$217.47
EBITDA ($mm)
($26.72)
EBIT ($mm)
($42.82)
Net Income ($mm)
$80.54
Employees
860
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Ticker: ASX:OTW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Over the Wire Holdings Limited
Over the Wire Holdings Limited
Over the Wire is a Telecommunications and IT solution provider in Australia. Over the Wire specializes in converged voice and data networks, data centres, and hosted infrastructure solutions for corporate clients. Their core offerings include data networks, voice, managed cloud, and colocation.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$62.73
EBITDA ($mm)
$10.94
EBIT ($mm)
$5.45
Net Income ($mm)
$3.60
Employees
0
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Ticker: SHOR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ShoreTel Inc.
ShoreTel Inc.
ShoreTel, Inc. is a leading provider of brilliantly simple IP phone systems and unified communications solutions powering today’s always-on workforce. Its flexible communications solutions for on-premises, cloud and hybrid environments eliminate complexity, reduce costs and improve productivity.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$360.44
EBITDA ($mm)
$28.62
EBIT ($mm)
$9.73
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1063
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Ticker: NGM:INFRA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
InfraCom Group AB
InfraCom Group AB
InfraCom is a leading player in IT infrastructure. The company owns, operates and develops high-quality services in cloud-based telephony, cloud-based IT services, data centers, as well as data communication and Internet access to customers who demand high operational and data security.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$23.21
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.70
EBIT ($mm)
$2.43
Net Income ($mm)
$1.19
Employees
0
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