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closed 6/12/2019 via Company Press Release

Welocalize, acquired SearchStar

synopsis: Welocalize, a company that enables brands to reach and grow global audiences around the world, has acquired SearchStar, a leading independent digital media buying agency with deep analytics and conversion expertise.
buyer: Welocalize
Welocalize enables brands to reach and grow global audiences in over 200 languages through solutions for translation, localization, adaptation, and automation. Delivering multilingual content that accelerates global business performance is at the heart of what they do. "
target: SearchStar
Based in the UK, SearchStar is a leading independent digital media buying agency with deep analytics and conversion expertise. Tried, tested and trusted, they achieve outstanding results by spending time getting to know businesses and its goals.
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closed 11/27/2019 via Company Press Release

Affilired, acquired Denomatic

synopsis: Affilired has acquired Denomatic, a Digital Marketing agency specializing in Programmatic and Paid Advertising Channels. Denomatic has positioned itself as a great Programmatic Advertising partner, driving increasingly improved results in all the campaigns they’ve collaborated on.
buyer: Affilired
Affilired is the first Performance Marketing Agency specializing in the Travel Sector. Together we have more than 20 years of experience helping more than 200 companies to increase their Online Traffic and Direct Sales internationally. "
target: Denomatic
Denomatic is a Spanish marketing agency specialized in programmatic advertising created in 2015, which owns a solid portfolio of 173 clients in the travel sector alone. They specialize in the management of advertising campaigns such as programmatic advertising, social networks, and email marketing.
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closed 7/16/2019 via PR Web

Cygnus Education, acquired Dunker LLC

synopsis: Cygnus Marketing Communications, a performance marketing and enrollment management solutions agency, has acquired Dunker, an innovative, metrics-driven performance digital marketing agency. Cygnus’ acquisition of Dunker fuses complementary resources for performance digital and traditional marketing, media planning and buying, and more.
buyer: Cygnus Education
Cygnus is a leader in performance marketing and enrollment management solutions, providing fully transparent, analytics-based strategies that achieve challenging marketing objectives, driving scalable and sustainable enrollment growth for higher education institutions. "
target: Dunker LLC
Dunker is an innovative, metrics-driven performance digital advertising and marketing agency based out of Bala Cynwyd, PA.
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closed 7/3/2019 via BNC Analysis

Monk Media Network, acquired SocialGIZ

synopsis: Monk Media network, the digital marketing agency by Ashish Patkarhas acquired SocialGIZ, a boutique social media and website development agency, led by Ameya Adhikari. The agency has acquired the entire team of ten people at SocialGIZ and their services which pan from social media to website development to Media Planning.  
buyer: Monk Media Network
Mumbai-based Monk Media Network is a digital marketing agency by Ashish Patkar. Monk Media Network offers a bouquet of services panning across content creation, media strategy, deep analytics, social media video production. "
target: SocialGIZ
SocialGIZ is a boutique social media and website development agency, led by Ameya Adhikari. Founded in 2015, SocialGIZ says it built campaigns and websites for clients across sectors.
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closed 6/26/2019 via Company Press Release

Active International, acquired The Digital Gate, S.L.

synopsis: Active International, a commercial innovation company, has acquired The Digital Gate, an independent media consultancy agency in Spain. The Digital Gate offers advertising and marketing services to large companies in Spain. Their services include digital marketing strategy, SEO, social media, mobile marketing, programmatic advertising, and more.
buyer: Active International
Active International is a commercial innovation company. They increase commercial agility through industry expertise, Active Trading Model, and direct investments that allow clients to transform assets into new forms of value and deliver positive business outcomes. "
target: The Digital Gate, S.L.
The Digital Gate is an independent media consultancy agency in Spain. The Digital Gate offers advertising and marketing services to large companies in Spain. Their services include digital marketing strategy, SEO, social media, mobile marketing, programmatic advertising, digital signage and more.
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announced 6/19/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Fluent Inc., will acquire AdParlor Inc.

synopsis: Fluent, Inc., a leading data-driven performance marketing company will acquire AdParlor, a Toronto-based digital advertising company. AdParlor offers sophisticated media buying and personalized creative services. The company provides media buying services for a variety of social networking platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and more.
buyer: Fluent Inc. (FLNT:$260.85)
Fluent is a people-based marketing platform that uses real-time, one-to-one interaction to create custom audiences and serve personalized ads that drive performance at scale. Fluent is transforming acquisition marketing by fusing hardcore data science with human interaction. "
target: AdParlor Inc.
AdParlor is a Toronto-based digital advertising company. AdParlor offers sophisticated media buying and personalized creative services. The company provides media buying services for a variety of social networking platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, and more.
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closed 5/1/2019 via PR Web

DFO Global Performance Commerce Ltd., acquired AdTactics Media Group

synopsis: DFO Global Performance Commerce, an industry-leading performance marketing and technology company, announced the acquisition of AdTactics Media Group, a media buying and search engine optimization (SEO) strategy firm.
buyer: DFO Global Performance Commerce Ltd.
DFO Global Performance Commerce is an industry-leading performance marketing and technology company. DFO’s best-in-class performance network, agency services, comprehensive eCommerce platform and product development capabilities provide an end-to-end eCommerce solution for businesses of all sizes. "
target: AdTactics Media Group
AdTactics Media Group is a media buying and search engine optimization (SEO) strategy firm. AdTactics is led by Marco Lomeli and based in San Diego.
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closed 2/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

Active International, acquired Paykel Media

synopsis: One of Australia’s longest established independent media agencies Paykel Media has been acquired by corporate trade company Active International. Paykel was created in order to offer clients an alternative to multi-national agencies.
buyer: Active International
Active International is a commercial innovation company. They increase commercial agility through industry expertise, their Active Trading Model, and direct investments that allow clients to transform assets into new forms of value and deliver positive business outcomes. "
target: Paykel Media
Paykel is an Australian based media agency that was created in order to offer clients and staff an alternative to multi-national agencies. Their mission is to provide a safe haven for advertisers, somewhere they can come for outstanding service and truly independent advice.
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closed 9/7/2018 via PR Newswire

PenFed Credit Union, acquired WHITE64

synopsis: PenFed Credit Union announced its acquisition of the award winning, independent marketing services agency WHITE64, which has served as PenFed's marketing and advertising agency since 2014. For over 50 years, WHITE64 has applied talent, tenacity, and technology to create meaningful brand engagements that perform and endure.
buyer: PenFed Credit Union
Established in 1935 as the War Department Credit Union, Pentagon Federal Credit Union is America's second-largest federal credit union, serving 1.7 million members worldwide with $23.5 billion in assets. Their mission is to help members reach their financial potential. "
target: WHITE64
WHITE64 is a full service creative agency in the Greater Washington D.C. metro area. For over 50 years, WHITE64 has applied talent, tenacity, and technology to create meaningful brand engagements that perform and endure.
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closed 7/18/2018 via Company Press Release

beon. Worldwide, acquired Avantine

synopsis: beon. Worldwide, the leading international agency with 100% Spanish capital and headquarters in Seville, has acquired the agency Avantine, an advertising agency that works under a global vision of strategic marketing. Avantine innovate in actions and communicate with creativity without forgetting about the business.
buyer: beon. Worldwide
Based in Spain, beon. Worldwide is a company that works with events, advertising, and communication. With large facilities, specialists in each area, personalized service, experience, and more, they are qualified to approach any project in a precise and coordinated way. "
target: Avantine
Based in Spain, Avantine is an advertising agency that works under a global vision of strategic marketing. Avantine offers 360 communication solutions for major brands. They innovate in actions and communicate with creativity without forgetting about the business.
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closed 7/11/2018 via BNC Analysis

iProspect, acquired Global Mind

synopsis: iProspect, a global digital marketing agency, has acquired Global Mind, an Interactive Marketing Agency in Latin America. Global Mind creates engaging user experiences in the digital space. Their services include online and offline creative and production, media planning and buying, digital paid search, display, social media, SEO, and more.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: iProspect
iProspect is a global digital marketing agency with 91 offices across 55 countries. A trusted partner with an in-depth understanding of consumer behavior, iProspect reshapes brand strategies to meet the fast-paced demands of the convergent world with a focus on exceeding client business objectives. "
target: Global Mind
Global Mind is an Interactive Marketing Agency in Latin America. Global Mind creates engaging user experiences in the digital space. Their services include online and offline creative and production, media planning and buying, digital paid search, display, social media management, SEO, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$393
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0.0x
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closed 6/13/2018 via BNC Analysis

LBO France, acquired My Media S.A.S.

synopsis: LBO France, one of the largest private equity firms in France, has acquired My Media Group, a media agency, through their White Knight IX fund. My Media Group provides TV-to-Web media campaigns and SEO consultancy services.
buyer: LBO France
LBO France is one of the largest private equity firms in France. LBO is one of the largest private equity firms in France. They offer exceptional coverage of the French market, with four interlocking areas of expertise: middle cap buyouts and small cap buyouts, venture capital, real estate, debt. "
target: My Media S.A.S.
Based in France, My Media Group has developed a specific way in optimizing TV-to-Web media campaigns (ie, the impact of communication, mainly television, on online traffic) and search engine optimization (SEO) through Search Foresight, which is the leader in SEO consultancy in France.
price ($mm)
$38
rev ($mm)
$28
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EV / rev
1.4x
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announced 4/2/2018 via Reuters

Softcreate Holdings Corp., will acquire AtoJ,Inc.

synopsis: Softcreate Holdings Corp will acquire 79.3 percent stake in AtoJ,Inc., a company that engages in web and mobile site planning and development. The company also provides web and real media planning and sales. The company was founded in 2007 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.
buyer: Softcreate Holdings Corp. (TSE:3371:$146.10)
Softcreate Holdings Corp., through its subsidiaries, provides system integration and other IT related services in Japan. The company is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. "
target: AtoJ,Inc.
AtoJ,Inc. engages in web and mobile site planning and development. The company also provides web and real media planning and sales. The company was founded in 2007 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.
price ($mm)
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$14
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closed 3/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

Hatched Media Pty Ltd, acquired FRANk Media Pty. Ltd.

synopsis: Independent media agency, Hatched Media, has acquired media, marketing and communications agency, FRANk Media. FRANk Media’s offerings include communications planning, content marketing, programmatic, strategy, media buying, CRM, EDM, research, customer insight, PR, SEM, SEO, social media strategy and more.
buyer: Hatched Media Pty Ltd
Hatched Media is a digital and traditional media planning and buying agency based in Australia. Hatched Media combines holistic and innovative thinking with world-class service to deliver results and care for their clients. "
target: FRANk Media Pty. Ltd.
FRANk Media is an integrated full service media agency in Australia. They partner with clients to provide integrated solutions that deliver on their business and marketing objectives. FRANk Media focuses on media communications strategy, media buying, digital, social media and content marketing.
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closed 3/14/2018 via Company Press Release

Artefact S.A., acquired 8matic Inc.

synopsis: Artefact, the data, digital marketing and technology consulting agency, announced the acquisition of 8matic in China. As China’s first independent programmatic buying trading desk, 8matic provides its clients best-in-class programmatic media buying solutions with its core commitment to reach target audience with high effectiveness based on data.
buyer: Artefact S.A.
Artefact is a digital agency built on the perfect and long overdue marriage between marketers and engineers. Artefact’s mission is to reinvent the customer experience through new technologies, digital, data and AI. "
target: 8matic Inc.
As China’s first independent programmatic buying trading desk, 8matic provides its clients best-in-class programmatic media buying solutions with its core commitment to reach target audience with high effectiveness based on data.
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closed 3/7/2018 via BNC Analysis

Kreps DeMaria, acquired BTW Agency LLC

synopsis: Kreps DeMaria Public Relations & Marketing has acquired Miami-based digital strategy consultancy BTW Agency. BTW was founded in 2015 and specializes in marketing, social media consulting, native advertising and creative services.
buyer: Kreps DeMaria
Based in Miami, Florida with an office in New York, Kreps DeMaria Public Relations & Marketing is a mid-sized, full-service integrated marketing communications firm. They provide corporate communication, publicity, social media strategy, crisis management and special events management services. "
target: BTW Agency LLC
The BTW Agency is a group of Data-Driven Marketers & Social Media specialists who listen, learn and apply. Their mission is to help businesses find new leads through social media, digital and direct marketing, below the line advertising and media buying.
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closed 2/22/2018 via BNC Analysis

Evoke Group, acquired AboveNationMedia

synopsis: Huntsworth PLC has acquired AboveNationMedia through its subsidiary Evoke Group, a collection of health marketing companies. AboveNationMedia is a full-service media strategy and buying agency built for the technology-infused marketplace. AboveNationMedia provides trusted strategic counsel and true transparency in their media investments.
buyer parent: Huntsworth PLC
buyer: Evoke Group
Evoke Group is a collection of leading health marketing, communications and media companies bound by a common purpose: Health More Human. The group includes Evoke Health, FIRSTHAND, Fabric, Traverse HealthStrategy, nitrogen health, Tonic Life Communications and AboveNationMedia. "
target: AboveNationMedia
AboveNationMedia is a full-service media strategy and buying agency built for today's technology-infused marketplace. With a focus on ad tech and proprietary media solutions, AboveNationMedia provides clients with trusted strategic counsel and true transparency in their media investments.
price ($mm)
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$1
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$1
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0.0x
announced 2/12/2018 via BusinessWire

GroupM, will acquire The Glitch

synopsis: WPP has announced that its wholly-owned global media investment group, GroupM, has agreed to acquire a majority stake in The Glitch, a digitally-led creative agency. The Glitch’s full-service capabilities include digital, video and content strategy, interactive design technology, ecommerce, branding and media planning.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: GroupM
GroupM is the leading global media investment management operation serving as the parent company to WPP media agencies including Mindshare, MEC, MediaCom and Maxus, each global operations in their own right with leading market positions. "
target: The Glitch
The Glitch is one of the largest Independent Advertising houses in India handling over 40 brands across Unilever, Netflix, PepsiCo & Perfetti. The Glitch was founded in 2009 and employs around 200 people in Mumbai and Delhi.
price ($mm)
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$3
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closed 1/19/2018 via PR Newswire

Bruni Media, acquired CLICK Media

synopsis: Los Angeles based Bruni Media announced it has acquired Minneapolis based CLICK Media. The acquisition is effective immediately. CLICK Media offers full-service digital and traditional media planning and buying services.
buyer: Bruni Media
Bruni Media is a modern day full-service agency. They specialize in both digital and traditional marketing/advertising, tying both the offline and online worlds together with intelligent data. Their services include web design, e-commerce platform builds, SEO, affiliate marketing, analytics & more. "
target: CLICK Media
CLICK Media offers full-service digital and traditional media planning and buying services to an impressive spectrum of clients. CLICK helps clients launch or grow their products and services by implementing highly strategized media plans and then executing with flawless precision.
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announced 12/13/2017 via BNC Analysis

Grumbl Media Holding BV, will acquire AffiMobiz

synopsis: CLIQ Digital AG's subsidiary Grumbl Media has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a majority stake in the French media buying specialist AffiMobiz. AffiMobiz, based in France, is a Selective Mobile CPA (cost per acquisition) Network providing both in-house and exclusive Advertisers‘ offers.
buyer parent: CLIQ Digital
buyer: Grumbl Media Holding BV
Grumbl Media, an Amsterdam based Affiliate Network, was founded in 2010 and acquired later on in 2014 by CLIQ Digital AG an online marketing company. Grumbl Media is a premium affiliate network for only top players in the industry. "
target: AffiMobiz
AffiMobiz, based in France, is a Selective Mobile CPA (cost per acquisition) Network providing both in-house and exclusive Advertisers‘ offers. AffiMobiz provides Publishers, Media Buyers, Ad Networks and Advertisers with the most performing solutions and marketing tools to achieve their goal.
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closed 6/12/2019 via Company Press Release

Welocalize, acquired SearchStar

synopsis: Welocalize, a company that enables brands to reach and grow global audiences around the world, has acquired SearchStar, a leading independent digital media buying agency with deep analytics and conversion expertise.
buyer: Welocalize
Welocalize enables brands to reach and grow global audiences in over 200 languages through solutions for translation, localization, adaptation, and automation. Delivering multilingual content that accelerates global business performance is at the heart of what they do. "
target: SearchStar
Based in the UK, SearchStar is a leading independent digital media buying agency with deep analytics and conversion expertise. Tried, tested and trusted, they achieve outstanding results by spending time getting to know businesses and its goals.
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closed 6/12/2019 via Company Press Release

Welocalize, acquired SearchStar

synopsis: Welocalize, a company that enables brands to reach and grow global audiences around the world, has acquired SearchStar, a leading independent digital media buying agency with deep analytics and conversion expertise.
buyer: Welocalize
Welocalize enables brands to reach and grow global audiences in over 200 languages through solutions for translation, localization, adaptation, and automation. Delivering multilingual content that accelerates global business performance is at the heart of what they do. "
target: SearchStar
Based in the UK, SearchStar is a leading independent digital media buying agency with deep analytics and conversion expertise. Tried, tested and trusted, they achieve outstanding results by spending time getting to know businesses and its goals.
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closed 5/11/2016 via Market Wire

Welocalize, acquired Nova Language Services Ltd.

synopsis: Welocalize, global leader in innovative translation and localization solutions, has acquired Nova Traductors i Intèrprets, S.L., doing business as Nova Language Services (Nova). Founded in 1998, Nova, provides specialized translation and localization services to multinational businesses.
buyer: Welocalize
Welocalize, Inc. offers innovative language services to help global brands reach audiences around the world in more than 175 languages. They provide translation and localization services, talent management, language tools, automation and technology, quality and program management. "
target: Nova Language Services Ltd.
Nova Language Services provides regulated industry language solutions including translation, web and marketing localization, interpretation and multimedia services. Nova primarily focuses on services for the life sciences industry, including biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device.
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closed 2/29/2016 via Market Wire

Welocalize, acquired Adapt Worldwide

synopsis: Welocalize, global leader in innovative translation and localization solutions, announced they have acquired Adapt Worldwide. Adapt Worldwide provides specialized multilingual digital marketing services to brand leaders and global organizations across multiple industries including technology, manufacturing, leisure, retail, travel and hospitality.
buyer: Welocalize
Welocalize, Inc. offers innovative language services to help global brands reach audiences around the world in more than 175 languages. They provide translation and localization services, talent management, language tools, automation and technology, quality and program management. "
target: Adapt Worldwide
Adapt Worldwide helps brands expand their global reach across markets and platforms in more than 175 languages. Increasing demands for an integrated approach between marketing and localization, Adapt Worldwide assists through the cultural adaption of content across digital channels.
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announced 2/8/2012 via PE Hub

Welocalize, will acquire Park IP Translations

synopsis: Riverside Partners, a Boston based private equity firm, announced that it has come to agreement to make a significant investment in Park IP Translations, the market leader in the highly technical field of patent translation. The investment will be made through Riverside Partners’ portfolio company, Welocalize.
buyer parent: Riverside Partners, LLC.
buyer: Welocalize
Welocalize offers integrated globalization services and products for the fluid and rapid deployment of enterprise content and applications to international markets. It provides globalization consulting, translation, localization, testing solutions and enterprise translation management tools. "
target: Park IP Translations
Park IP Translations is a language services company that serves the legal intellectual property services community through translation, interpretation, and consultancy services. Park is headquartered in New York City and possesses a network of offices and supplier relationships worldwide.
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closed 8/11/2015 via BusinessWire

Aspect Software, acquired LinguaSys

synopsis: Aspect Software, a leading award-winning cloud provider of fully-integrated consumer engagement, workforce optimization, and back-office solutions, announced the acquisition of the technology assets of LinguaSys, an Interactive Text Response (ITR), and natural language user interface provider.
buyer: Aspect Software
Aspect helps enterprise contact centers deliver remarkable customer experiences across every conversation and every channel – through a single, elegant software platform. "
target: LinguaSys
LinguaSys provides Interactive Text Response (ITR), natural language user interface, and near-real time text translations to leading Fortune 100 companies. LinguaSys' technology allows channels like SMS and Twitter to become two-way conversations, expanding omni-channel service interactions.
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closed 10/17/2011 via GlobeNewswire

Sajan, Inc., acquired New-Global Corporation

synopsis: Sajan, Inc., a global provider of language services and translation management software, has acquired the New-Global Group of companies. New-Global is a provider of multilingual communication services and technologies - serving clients in the United States, Canada and Europe through offices in Montreal, Canada and Madrid, Spain.
buyer: Sajan, Inc. (SAJA:$29.22)
Sajan is a leading provider of global language translation and localization services, helping clients around the world expand seamlessly into any global market. The foundation of Sajan's solution is its industry leading language translation management system technology, GCMSTM. "
target: New-Global Corporation
Through its industry leading translation services and advanced technology systems, and multilingual call center services, New-Global helps the world's leading global companies and organizations communicate and manage information in the new global business environment.
price ($mm)
$0.49
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$2
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closed 3/21/2018 via PR Newswire

LanguageWire A/S, acquired Frontlab ApS

synopsis: LanguageWire, a company based in Denmark that offers a cloud-based platform for collaborating with language experts, has acquired Frontlab, a company in Denmark that provides software for optimizing the production of both print & online materials. Frontlab's product suite enables efficient creation and proofing of high-quality marketing.
buyer parent: Catacap
buyer: LanguageWire A/S
LanguageWire is a company based in Denmark that offers a cloud-based platform that allows businesses to collaborate with experts in the language and translation industry. Their platform provides access to a global network of over 5,000 language experts, including translators, copywriters and more. "
target: Frontlab ApS
Founded in 2005, Frontlab is a company in Denmark that provides software for optimizing the production of both print & online materials for enterprises, language service providers & creative agencies. Frontlab's product suite enables efficient creation and proofing of high-quality marketing.
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closed 4/4/2018 via BNC Analysis

Technicis Translation, acquired TextMaster S.A.

synopsis: TextMaster, a Paris, France-based translation startup, has been acquired by French translation agency Technicis. TextMaster's cloud-based platform connects companies with translators and copywriters to create marketing content for launching and operating in new markets. Clients can access TextMaster online or through a range of partners.
buyer: Technicis Translation
Technicis, headquartered in Paris, France, is one of Europe’s largest translation service agencies. Technicis is able to meet all of the language needs of businesses from any sector and in any language combination thanks to its global network of 4,500 specialised translators. "
target: TextMaster S.A.
TextMaster is a France-based translation startup. TextMaster's cloud-based platform connects companies with translators and copywriters to create marketing content for launching and operating in new markets. Clients can access TextMaster online or through a wide range of integrations and partners.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$8
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closed 8/12/2014 via PR Newswire

Stratus Video Interpreting, acquired Capiche

synopsis: Stratus Video Interpreting, a national leader in video remote interpreting (VRI), is broadening its capabilities with the acquisition of Capiche, a mobile video interpreting platform, in an effort to provide equal access to quality language services for the U.S. Limited English Proficiency population.
buyer: Stratus Video Interpreting
Stratus Video Interpreting provides on-demand interpreter services by using technology to connect clients with interpreters in over 175 spoken and signed languages. Stratus clients use the technology to connect with their own staff interpreters, as well as with Stratus interpreters. "
target: Capiche
Capiche is a mobile video interpreting platform. By combining the latest video chat technology with intuitive scheduling and billing features; Capiche is creating an entire ecosystem that unlocks the potential of the interpreting industry.
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announced 4/26/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Sajan, Inc. will be merged with Amplexor NV,

synopsis: Sajan Inc. and AMPLEXOR International SA, announced that a definitive merger agreement has been signed, whereby Sajan will be acquired by AMPLEXOR International. Sajan is a leading provider of global language translation and localization services, helping clients around the world expand seamlessly into any global market.
buyer parent: Euroscript International SA
buyer: Amplexor NV
AMPLEXOR International is a leading digital solution provider offering global compliance, digital experience and content solutions. AMPLEXOR helps customers across key industries achieve process efficiency, increase revenue generation, reduce time-to-market and ensure quality and compliance. "
target: Sajan, Inc. (SAJA:$29.22)
Sajan is a leading provider of global language translation and localization services, helping clients expand seamlessly into any global market. Sajan’s language translation management system technology, Sajan Transplicity, provides process automation and innovative multilingual content reuse.
price ($mm)[EV]
$28 [$25]
rev ($mm)
$29
EBITDA ($mm)
$0
EV / rev
0.8x
EV / EBITDA
99.3x
closed 2/24/2010 via PR Newswire

MathStar, Inc., merged with Sajan, Inc.

synopsis: MathStar, Inc. and Sajan, Inc., a provider of language translation services and technology, announced the completion of the merger of Sajan with Garuda Acquisition, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company and wholly-owned subsidiary of MathStar. Sajan is a leading provider of language translation management solutions.
buyer: MathStar, Inc. (MATH:$0.00)
MathStar is a fabless semiconductor company that designs, manufactures and markets a new class of programmable logic chips called "Field Programmable Object Arrays," or FPOAs. FPOAs are high-performance, reprogrammable integrated circuits that process logic functions at a clock rate up to 1 GHz. "
target: Sajan, Inc. (SAJA:$29.22)
Sajan, Inc. is the leading on-demand language translation service and technology provider. Sajan's primary objective is to provide innovative, yet easy to understand technical solutions that enable businesses to expand to all reaches of the globe.
price ($mm)
$16
rev ($mm)
$0
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EV / rev
62.8x
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closed 2/11/2008 via Reuters

SDL International, acquired Idiom Technologies

synopsis: SDL plc, a leading provider of Global Information Management (GIM) solutions, announced that it has acquired Idiom Technologies Inc., one of the leading providers of "Software as a Service" translation management systems. SDL has acquired Idiom for a consideration of $21.7m plus the assumption of debt and working capital of $4.9m.
buyer: SDL International (SDLLF:$229.00)
SDL is the leader in Global Information Management solutions that empower organizations to accelerate the delivery of high-quality multilingual content to global markets. Its enterprise software and services integrate with existing business systems to manage global information. "
target: Idiom Technologies
Idiom® Technologies was founded in January 1998 with a mission to offer large global enterprises world-class software for simplifying complex globalization efforts. Idiom's WorldServer is the market-leading globalization management system.
price ($mm)[EV]
$22 [$27]
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closed 8/7/2019 via BNC Analysis

Dailyhunt, acquired ImageTranslate

synopsis: Dailyhunt, India's #1 news and local language content discovery mobile app, has acquihired ImageTranslate, an Indian provider of image translation solutions. ImageTranslate allows users to translate image text from one language to another in just 30 seconds. ImageTranslate helps businesses to create images and ads in a variety of languages.
buyer parent: Toutiao
buyer: Dailyhunt
Dailyhunt is India’s #1, News and local language content application with over 155 Million app installs offering 100,000 news articles in 14 languages. The Dailyhunt group has 80+ Million users spending over 7 Billion minutes on the service every month. "
target: ImageTranslate
ImageTranslate is an Indian provider of image translation solutions. ImageTranslate allows users to translate image text from one language to another in just 30 seconds. ImageTranslate helps businesses to create images and ads in a variety of languages.
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closed 5/27/2015 via Company Press Release

Sajan, Inc., acquired Reverbeo

synopsis: Sajan, Inc., a leading global language services and translation management technology provider, has purchased certain software assets of Reverbeo. Reverbeo is a cloud based translation management platform which helps businesses grow their global audience by creating automatic multilingual versions of their website.
buyer: Sajan, Inc. (SAJA:$29.22)
Sajan is a leading provider of global language translation and localization services, helping clients expand seamlessly into any global market. Sajan’s language translation management system technology, Sajan Transplicity, provides process automation and innovative multilingual content reuse. "
target: Reverbeo
Reverbeo is a cloud based translation management platform which helps small to medium sized businesses grow their global audience by creating automatic multilingual versions of their website and access to crowd or professional translation.
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closed 10/14/2015 via Company Press Release

Webinterpret, acquired Ekos Global

synopsis: WebInterpret announced the acquisition of London based Cross-Border Ecommerce Platform, Ekos Global. Ekos enables online retailers to expand into foreign markets by generating localised versions of their online store. Ekos connects with over 30 ecommerce platforms and allows retailers to run international stores in sync with their domestic store.
buyer: Webinterpret
Webinterpret is a leading provider of global e-commerce solutions and has years of experience with the internationalization of e-Commerce. Their service includes the translation and synchronization of your offers, and communication with international customers. "
target: Ekos Global
With their ground-breaking global ecommerce platform, Ekos Global lowers and eliminates many of the traditional barriers preventing businesses from successfully selling online in foreign markets. They enable businesses to take advantage of the tremendous opportunities of selling worldwide online.
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closed 5/10/2017 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired XLOC Inc.

synopsis: Keywords Studios, the international technical services provider to the global video games industry, has acquired XLOC Inc. Based in Raleigh, NC, XLOC has developed the leading web-based integrated globalization content management system for videogames (XLOC), supported by consulting and customisation services.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$323.52)
Keywords is an international technical service provider to the global Video Game Industry. With over 1,500 games passionate employees around the world, they provide a range of translation, testing, audio, customer care and art production services to Video Game Developers and Publishers alike. "
target: XLOC Inc.
Based in Raleigh, NC, XLOC has developed the leading web-based integrated globalization content management system for videogames (XLOC), supported by consulting and customisation services.
price ($mm)
$0.90
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/12/2019 via Forbes

Reliance Industries Limited, acquired Reverie Language Technologies

synopsis: Mumbai-based Reliance Industries has acquired the Bengaluru company Reverie Language Technologies. Reverie offers a language-as-a-service cloud platform providing Indic typing, content conversion, multilingual search and discovery. Reverie's platform enables localized experiences for end-users and consumer mobile apps for Indic language users.
buyer: Reliance Industries Limited (NSEI:RELIANCE:$85,650.18)
Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) is India’s largest private sector company. RIL’s activities span hydrocarbon exploration and production, petroleum refining and marketing, petrochemicals, retail and digital services. "
target: Reverie Language Technologies
Reverie, an India-based company, has developed comprehensive language technology solutions for Indic localization and user engagement on digital platforms. Content from apps and portals can be delivered in multiple languages in real-time through Reverie's Language-as-a-Service platform.
price ($mm)
$38
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EBITDA ($mm)
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announced 2/27/2014 via GlobeNewswire

R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company, will acquire MultiCorpora R&D Inc.

synopsis: R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company, a global provider of integrated communications, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Canadian-based MultiCorpora, an international provider of translation technology solutions.
buyer: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company (RRD:$6,413.40)
RR Donnelley is a global provider of integrated communications. The company works collaboratively with more than 60,000 customers worldwide to develop custom communications solutions that reduce costs, enhance ROI and ensure compliance. "
target: MultiCorpora R&D Inc.
Since 1999, MultiCorpora has been exclusively dedicated to providing language technology solutions to enterprises, governments and, language service providers.
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closed 7/15/2010 via Company Press Release

SDL International, acquired Language Weaver, Inc.

synopsis: SDL, the leading provider of Global Information Management solutions, today announces it has signed an agreement to acquire Language Weaver Inc. (“Language Weaver”), a pioneer in statistical machine translation.
buyer: SDL International (SDLLF:$229.00)
SDL is the leader in Global Information Management solutions, which provide increased business agility to enterprises by accelerating the delivery of high-quality multilingual content to global markets. "
target: Language Weaver, Inc.
Language Weaver provides trusted automated translation solutions for high-value, dynamic digital information to improve human communications.
price ($mm)
$43
rev ($mm)
$12
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.5x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/30/2016 via BNC Analysis

Universal Software Solutions, Inc., acquired Metridoc

synopsis: Universal Software Solutions, Inc., developer and owner of HDMS, a complete practice management system for national home health providers, announces the purchase of Metridoc. Metridoc document imaging and content management application components provides a flexible API for both web-based and premise solutions.
buyer: Universal Software Solutions, Inc.
Universal Software Solutions, Inc., located in Davison, Michigan, provides a complete, fully integrated practice management solution, called Healthcare Data Management System (HDMS), in the home healthcare markets of Durable Medical Equipment, Home Infusion, Pharmacy and Mail Order. "
target parent: Titan Solutions
target: Metridoc
Metridoc™ document imaging and content management application components provides a flexible API for both web-based and premise solutions. The structured design of its business objects allows for third party snap-in components to be added for further enhancements the solution.
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closed 5/28/2014 via BusinessWire

CSLi Co, acquired SYSTRAN Software Inc.

synopsis: Korea’s leading machine translation solutions provider CSLi Co. announced that it has acquired French-based SYSTRAN, the world's leading machine translation solutions provider.
buyer: CSLi Co
CSLi is a leading provider of language translation software and services. CSLi has a dominant market position in the Korean translation market and it offers translation solutions and services, including document translation and automatic web translation. "
target: SYSTRAN Software Inc.
SYSTRAN is the market leading machine translation solutions provider. The company's advanced language translation software helps enterprises and individuals communicate more effectively in multiple languages.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/1/2017 via Company Press Release

Ignite Technologies, Inc., acquired FirstRain, Inc.

synopsis: ESW Capital announced that it has completed the acquisition of FirstRain, a pioneer of sales and marketing intelligence applications. FirstRain will be managed by ESW’s affiliate Ignite Technologies, a company that helps customers ignite the power of their workforce to ignite better business performance.
buyer parent: ESW Capital, LLC
buyer: Ignite Technologies, Inc.
Ignite Technologies helps customers ignite the power of their workforce to ignite better business performance. Ignite Technologies offers its innovative, Ignite Prime program, delivering free enterprise software to its licensed and supported customers. "
target: FirstRain, Inc.
FirstRain is an enterprise scale, SaaS Business Analytics technology platform that creates a real-time highly targeted information experience for enterprises based on their goals and initiatives.
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closed 1/27/2012 via

BearingPoint, Inc., acquired HyperCube

synopsis: Management and technology consultancy BearingPoint (Frankfurt am Main, Germany) has announced a significant investment in the business analytics solution HyperCube, by virtue of its acquisition of a majority percentage of the Independent Software Vendor Effiscience (Paris, France).
buyer: BearingPoint, Inc. (BRGP:$0.00)
BearingPoint, Inc. is one of the world’s largest business consulting, systems integration and managed services firms serving Global 2000 companies, medium-sized businesses, government agencies and other organizations. "
target: HyperCube
Pasteur Institute declared HyperCube as being the best performing data analysis tool. Its new non statistical approaches are enabled by a state of the art mathematical algorithm as well as massive computing capabilities provided in a cloud computing environment (SaaS).
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closed 9/10/2012 via Market Wire

Adaptive Planning, Inc., acquired myDials, Inc

synopsis: Adaptive Planning announced it is redefining the way business users consume and analyze information with the acquisition of privately-held myDIALS, the leading provider of cloud-based data visualization solutions. With this acquisition, Adaptive Planning broadens the reach of its award-winning solutions beyond corporate performance management.
buyer: Adaptive Planning, Inc.
Adaptive Planning is the worldwide leader in cloud-based corporate performance managemen solutions for companies and nonprofits of all sizes. Their SaaS platform allows finance and management teams to work together to plan, monitor, report on, and analyze financial and operational performance. "
target: myDials, Inc
myDIALS is the leading provider of cloud-based data discovery solutions, with tools for easy visualization and analysis of performance metrics. myDIALS enables all users to view, filter, interact with and apply analytics to data to make more informed decisions, more quickly.
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