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announced 6/26/2019 via Company Press Release

Questel, will acquire Yoomap

synopsis: Questel, one of the world’s largest intellectual property software and service providers, will acquire a majority stake in Yoomap, a French leader in open innovation software. Yoomap provides an open innovation platform that helps companies manage their relationships with start-ups and R&D partners.
buyer: Questel
Questel is a worldwide leading provider of intellectual property solutions. Questel offers a comprehensive suite of SaaS for searching, analyzing, and managing invention and IP asset, as well as a unique collection of IP databases. "
target: Yoomap
Yoomap is a French leader in open innovation software. Yoomap provides an open innovation platform that helps companies manage their relationships with start-ups and R&D partners, from identification to implementation of an opportunity.
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closed 4/6/2016 via PR Newswire

Astound Commerce, acquired ProtoShare

synopsis: Astound Commerce, one of the world's largest cross-platform eCommerce providers, with more than 600 professionals globally, announced it has completed its acquisition of Site9, Inc., the maker of ProtoShare, the popular web-based prototyping platform used by thousands of web, mobile app and mobile site developers.
buyer: Astound Commerce
Astound Commerce is an award-winning global digital commerce provider. They combine strategy, technology and interactive marketing services for many of the world's favorite brands and retailers. They can power every aspect of online business, and integrate across all marketing channels. "
target: ProtoShare
ProtoShare was launched in 2008 as the first web-based collaborative wireframing and prototyping tool, by Site9, Inc. Their tool helps thousands of customers visualize their design (layout, functionality, etc.) so decisions can be made before costly development work begins.
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closed 11/13/2017 via PR Newswire

Zephyr, Inc., purchased Capture for Jira from Atlassian Pty Ltd.

synopsis: Zephyr acquired Capture for Jira from Australia-based collaboration software provider Atlassian. Capture for Jira is a testing tool that allows software teams to collaborate with visual feedback. The tool allows users to capture screenshots within browsers, create annotations, and prioritize testing initiatives within the Jira platform.
buyer: Zephyr, Inc.
Zephyr is a leading provider of real-time enterprise quality management solutions, powering Agile and DevOps transformations for global customers. Product and IT teams of all sizes use Zephyr's products to manage all aspects of their testing lifecycle to release high quality software, faster. "
seller: Atlassian Pty Ltd. (TEAM:$1,802.92)
Based in Australia, Atlassian offers collaboration, development, and issue tracking software for teams. Their Capture for Jira app is a testing tool that allows software teams to collaborate with visual feedback. It allows users to prioritize testing initiatives within the Jira platform.
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closed 3/16/2016 via BNC Analysis

InVision App Inc., acquired Silver Flows

synopsis: InVision, the company behind the powerful Craft suite of tools for Sketch (a UI making tool for graphic designers), have acquired the highly anticipated prototyping tool Silver Flows. Silver Flows brings true prototyping to Sketch users. It lets users choose which UI elements flow to new views, which is great for planning out more robust apps.
buyer: InVision App Inc.
InVision is the world’s leading design collaboration platform. They enable companies of all sizes to discover the power of design-driven product development. "
target: Silver Flows
Silver Flows allows users to define all of the logic and transitions required to create prototypes directly inside the Sketch interface. Sketch is a tool used by graphic designers to design interfaces, websites and icons.
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closed 10/14/2015 via BNC Analysis

Marvel Prototyping Ltd, acquired Plexi

synopsis: Marvel, the U.K. startup that lets users turn sketches into mobile and web app “prototypes”, has acquired design and animation tool Plexi. Plexi is pitched as a design tool that enables users to create animated and interactive designs directly in a web browser.
buyer: Marvel Prototyping Ltd
Marvel is a free prototyping and collaboration tool that lets designers transform their files into interactive, sharable prototypes viewable on any device and get feedback. "
target: Plexi
Plexi is a design tool that enables users to create animated and interactive designs directly in a web browser. The idea being that designers — even at the prototype stage, it seems — not only want to see and show how an app will look/function but also how elements will move.
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closed 5/8/2019 via Company Press Release

Pendo, acquired Receptive

synopsis: Pendo, the product cloud company, has acquired Receptive Software Limited, a privately-held SaaS company based in Sheffield, U.K. Founded in 2015, Receptive is the market-leading product demand intelligence platform that helps B2B product managers and customer success teams to capture, prioritize, and report on customer feedback.
buyer: Pendo
Pendo provides a platform with powerful analytics, in-application user feedback, and contextual guidance that is designed to help companies measure and elevate the customer experience within their applications. Pendo is on a mission to improve society’s experience with software. "
target: Receptive
Founded in 2015, Receptive is the market-leading product demand intelligence platform that helps B2B product managers and customer success teams to capture, prioritize, and report on customer feedback and feature requests.
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closed 11/16/2016 via BNC Analysis

Marvel Prototyping Ltd, acquired POPapp

synopsis: The U.K.’s Marvel Prototyping, a web and app design platform, has acquired app prototyping tool POPapp and will soon migrate its 500,000 users over to its own wares. It also means Marvel’s design and prototyping platform can now boast over 1 million registered users, with around 35,000 users currently signing up each month.
buyer: Marvel Prototyping Ltd
Marvel is a free prototyping and collaboration tool that lets designers transform their files into interactive, sharable prototypes viewable on any device and get feedback. The company's solution serves designers, agencies, and startup organizations in the United Kingdom. "
target parent: Priceline
target: POPapp
WOOMOO INC. provides an iPhone prototyping application. Its application, POPapp, is used to design on paper, take pictures, create wireframes, share and feedback, and simulate. The company was founded in 2012 and is based in San Mateo, California.
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closed 5/24/2016 via BNC Analysis

Priceline, acquired POPapp

synopsis: Woomoo, the startup behind app prototyping tool POP, has been acqui-hired by Priceline, the world leader in online travel and related services. POP lets developers turn hand-drawn sketches of an app’s wireframe into a working prototype. POP is the number one prototyping tool for mobile apps and has had 350,000 signups so far.
buyer: Priceline (NasdaqGS:BKNG:$14,527.00)
The Priceline Group is the world leader in online travel and related services, provided to customers and partners in over 200 countries through six primary brands - Booking.com, priceline.com, KAYAK, agoda.com, rentalcars.com, and OpenTable. "
target: POPapp
Launched in 2012, POP lets developers turn hand-drawn sketches of an app’s wireframe into a working prototype. POP is the number one prototyping tool for mobile apps and has had 350,000 signups so far.
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announced 12/14/2020 via PR Newswire

PTC Inc., will acquire Arena Solutions, Inc.

synopsis: PTC announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Arena Solutions, Inc. (Arena Solutions) the industry's leading "software as a service" product lifecycle management platform provider. Arena Solutions serves more than 1,200 customers across the electronics, high-tech, and medical-device industries.
buyer: PTC Inc. (PTC:$1,458.41)
PTC enables global manufacturers to realize double-digit impact with software solutions that enable them to accelerate product and service innovation, improve operational efficiency, and increase workforce productivity. "
target parent: JMI Equity
target: Arena Solutions, Inc.
Arena Solutions helps innovative electronic high tech and medical device companies create products that change the world. Arena unifies product lifecycle and quality management processes, allowing every participant throughout the product realization process, design to manufacturing to work together.
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announced 9/28/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Juniper Networks, will acquire Netrounds

synopsis: Juniper Networks, a leader in secure, AI-driven networks, announced that the company has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Netrounds, a programmable, software-based active test and service assurance platform suitable for fixed and mobile networks for the entire service lifecycle.
buyer: Juniper Networks (JNPR:$4,430.60)
Juniper Networks challenges the inherent complexity that comes with networking in the multicloud era. They simplify the process of transitioning to a secure and automated multicloud environment to enable secure, AI-driven networks that connect the world. "
target: Netrounds
Founded in 2007, Netrounds actively confirms that network services work as configured and continue to work during their entire lifecycle. Netrounds, which is vendor-agnostic, bridges the missing link between services and networks, providing assurance of the quality of service experience.
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closed 1/7/2010 via BusinessWire

Rightware Oy, purchased Mobile and Embedded Business from Futuremark Corporation

synopsis: Futuremark® announced that it has sold its Mobile and Embedded business unit to Rightware™, a new spin off company set up to accelerate the development and marketing of Futuremark’s benchmarks for the mobile and embedded industries. Rightware will be run by former Futuremark CEO Tero Sarkkinen.
buyer: Rightware Oy
Rightware™ serves the mobile and automotive industries with Kanzi™ solution for rapid user interface design and deployment. Rightware also develops industry leading system performance analysis tools. "
seller: Futuremark Corporation
Futuremark® Corporation is the leading provider of performance analysis software and services for PCs and smartphones. Futuremark® is known around the world for its benchmark products, including 3DMark® (with more than 45 million copies distributed worldwide), PCMark® and Peacekeeper™.
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closed 3/9/2016 via Company Press Release

V.i. Laboratories, Inc., acquired Trackerbird

synopsis: V.i. Laboratories, Inc., a leading global software intelligence solutions provider, announced the acquisition of Trackerbird Limited. Trackerbird Software Analytics™ provides valuable insight into product runtime and customer usage patterns giving product management and marketing professionals the intelligence to make data-driven decisions.
buyer: V.i. Laboratories, Inc.
V.i. Labs offers software providers cloud-based solutions to generate actionable intelligence on the use and misuse of their applications. Its software intelligence platform is used by leading vendors to increase license compliance revenue and globally reduce software piracy. "
target: Trackerbird
Trackerbird Software Analytics™ provides valuable insight into product runtime and customer usage patterns giving product management and marketing professionals the intelligence to make data-driven decisions that foster user engagement and accelerate adoption.
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announced 3/27/2008 via Company Press Release

Oracle Corporation, will purchase e-TEST suite of products from Empirix

synopsis: Oracle has entered into an agreement to acquire the e-TEST suite products from Empirix, a provider of Voice and Web application testing and monitoring solutions. Empirix's e-TEST suite is a set of Web application testing solutions that help customers deploy higher quality applications more efficiently and at lower cost.
buyer: Oracle Corporation (ORCL:$39,766.00)
Oracle is the world's largest enterprise software company. The company is a leading provider of systems software, including database management, application development, and application server software. "
seller: Empirix
Empirix delivers solutions that help contact center managers maximize agent productivity, and maintain low costs by improving the quality and performance of your voice system infrastructure. Empirix automatically identifies how infrastructure problems impact contact center services.
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closed 6/20/2018 via BNC Analysis

Tricentis GmbH, acquired Q-up Data GmbH

synopsis: Tricentis, the leader in Continuous Testing, announced the acquisition of Q-up: a German test data management (TDM) platform architected to provide secure, reliable, and compliant test data on-demand. With a business-friendly, self-service interface and a lightweight provisioning agent, test data access is reduced from weeks to seconds.
buyer: Tricentis GmbH
With the industry’s No. 1 Continuous Testing platform, Tricentis is recognized for reinventing software testing for DevOps. Their innovative technologies simplify testing for even the most complex enterprise applications—transforming testing from a roadblock to a catalyst for innovation. "
target: Q-up Data GmbH
Based in Germany, Q-up is a test data management (TDM) platform architected to provide secure, reliable, and compliant test data on-demand. With a business-friendly, self-service interface and a lightweight provisioning agent, test data access is reduced from weeks to seconds.
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closed 12/20/2007 via BusinessWire

Dell Exhibitions, acquired Everdream

synopsis: Dell completed the acquisition of privately-held Everdream Corp., a leading provider of Software-as-a-Service solutions for remote-service management. The acquisition is a key component in Dell’s strategy of enabling customers to Simplify IT, and will be a cornerstone to Dell’s presence in the rapidly growing SaaS-enabled managed services market.
buyer: Dell Exhibitions (DELL:$94,224.00)
Dell Inc. listens to customers and delivers innovative technology and services they trust and value. Uniquely enabled by its direct business model, Dell is a leading global systems and services company. "
target: Everdream
Everdream Corp. is a market leader in delivering cost-effective, low-risk on-demand desktop management software services. Built around a powerful, scalable, and cost-effective Software-as-a-Service platform model.
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closed 3/6/2012 via BNC Analysis

Burstly, Inc., acquired TestFlight

synopsis: TestFlight, a platform that lets developers distribute test builds of their apps to a beta audience, has been acquired by Burstly, a platform that helps developers track and monetize their apps. Together the duo has created a platform that'll let developers distribute their apps and track both their usage and performance.
buyer: Burstly, Inc.
Based in Santa Monica, California, Burstly, Inc. provides a platform for mobile developers to maximize their marketing and revenue opportunities. It offers a marketplace where developers can buy or sell advertising. "
target: TestFlight
TestFlight is a platform that lets developers distribute test builds of their apps to a beta audience. The company is based in Santa Monica, California.
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announced 9/20/2016 via BusinessWire

CA Technologies, Inc., will acquire BlazeMeter

synopsis: CA Technologies announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire BlazeMeter, a leader in open source-based continuous application performance testing. BlazeMeter will seamlessly integrate with CA’s continuous delivery solutions to further improve testing efficiency and accelerate the deployment of applications.
buyer: CA Technologies, Inc. (CA:$4,148.00)
CA Technologies creates software that fuels transformation for companies and enables them to seize the opportunities of the application economy. Software is at the heart of every business in every industry. "
target: BlazeMeter
BlazeMeter ensures delivery of high-performance software by enabling DevOps teams to quickly and easily run open-source based performance tests against any mobile app, website or API at massive scale to validate performance at every stage of software delivery.
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closed 9/23/2014 via PR Newswire

BlazeMeter, acquired Loadosophia

synopsis: BlazeMeter, the leading load and performance testing as a self-service platform for mobile, web and APIs announced the acquisition of Loadosophia, which provides state-of-the-art analytics technology for JMeter users. Loadosophia store ones tests data and provide one with online analysis tools to visualize test results and track KPIs.
buyer: BlazeMeter
BlazeMeter is an agile performance testing as a service platform provider that enables engineers to run load tests on any mobile app, website, or API, simulating more than one million concurrent users on a developer-friendly self-service platform. "
target: Loadosophia
Loadosophia provides state-of-the-art analytics technology for JMeter users. They store ones tests data and provide one with online analysis tools to visualize test results and track KPIs. One can easily share the data online with their team and export PDF reports.
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closed 3/15/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Sauce Labs, acquired TestFairy

synopsis: Sauce Labs Inc., the leading provider of continuous testing solutions that deliver digital confidence, has acquired TestFairy, provider of an enterprise-grade, all-in-one mobile platform that helps companies streamline their development processes and release better mobile apps to market with shorter development cycles.
buyer: Sauce Labs
Sauce Labs provides the world's largest cloud-based platform for the automated testing of web and mobile applications. Its award-winning service eliminates the time and expense of maintaining an in-house testing infrastructure, freeing development teams to innovate and release better software. "
target: TestFairy
TestFairy is a mobile testing platform that helps enterprise companies streamline their mobile development process and release better apps to the market, in shorter development cycles.
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announced 4/14/2021 via Company Press Release

The Qt Company, will acquire Froglogic GmbH

synopsis: Leading global software company, The Qt Company, has announced that it will acquire froglogic GmbH, a major provider of quality assurance tools, such as test automation tools. Froglogic was founded to create a best-of-breed cross platform Graphic User Interface (GUI) test automation tool.
buyer: The Qt Company
Qt Group is a global software company with a strong presence in more than 70 industries and is the leading independent technology behind millions of devices and applications. Qt is used worldwide, and the technology enables its customers to deliver exceptional user experiences. "
target: Froglogic GmbH
froglogic GmbH is a global leader in the software test automation market, providing state-of-the-art solutions to enhance software quality in any industry context. froglogic offers cutting-edge tooling to support GUI test automation, code coverage analysis and test result management.
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$36
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announced 6/26/2019 via Company Press Release

Questel, will acquire Yoomap

synopsis: Questel, one of the world’s largest intellectual property software and service providers, will acquire a majority stake in Yoomap, a French leader in open innovation software. Yoomap provides an open innovation platform that helps companies manage their relationships with start-ups and R&D partners.
buyer: Questel
Questel is a worldwide leading provider of intellectual property solutions. Questel offers a comprehensive suite of SaaS for searching, analyzing, and managing invention and IP asset, as well as a unique collection of IP databases. "
target: Yoomap
Yoomap is a French leader in open innovation software. Yoomap provides an open innovation platform that helps companies manage their relationships with start-ups and R&D partners, from identification to implementation of an opportunity.
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closed 1/20/2021 via Company Press Release

Questel, acquired doeLegal, LLC.

synopsis: Questel, a world leader in intellectual property and innovation management solutions, has acquired doeLEGAL, an enterprise legal management and eDiscovery legal technology company. doeLEGAL offers cloud-based enterprise legal management, litigation management, and eDsicovery solutions for corporate legal departments and law firms.
buyer parent: Eurazeo
buyer: Questel
Questel is a worldwide leading provider of intellectual property solutions. Questel offers a comprehensive suite of SaaS for searching, analyzing, and managing invention and IP asset, as well as a unique collection of IP databases. "
target: doeLegal, LLC.
doeLEGAL is an enterprise legal management and eDiscovery legal technology company. doeLEGAL offers cloud-based enterprise legal management, litigation management, and eDsicovery solutions for corporate legal departments and law firms. Their solutions help reduce costs and drive successful outcomes.
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Eurazeo, acquired Questel

synopsis: Eurazeo, a leading global investment company, has acquired Questel, a worldwide leading provider of intellectual property solutions. Questel offers a comprehensive suite of SaaS for searching, analyzing, and managing invention and IP asset, as well as a unique collection of IP databases.
buyer: Eurazeo (ENXTPA:RF:$5,100.86)
Eurazeo is a leading global investment company, with a diversified portfolio of €18.5 billion in assets under management, including €12.9 billion from third parties, invested in over 430 companies. "
target: Questel
Questel is a worldwide leading provider of intellectual property solutions. Questel offers a comprehensive suite of SaaS for searching, analyzing, and managing invention and IP asset, as well as a unique collection of IP databases.
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announced 6/26/2019 via Company Press Release

Questel, will acquire Yoomap

synopsis: Questel, one of the world’s largest intellectual property software and service providers, will acquire a majority stake in Yoomap, a French leader in open innovation software. Yoomap provides an open innovation platform that helps companies manage their relationships with start-ups and R&D partners.
buyer: Questel
Questel is a worldwide leading provider of intellectual property solutions. Questel offers a comprehensive suite of SaaS for searching, analyzing, and managing invention and IP asset, as well as a unique collection of IP databases. "
target: Yoomap
Yoomap is a French leader in open innovation software. Yoomap provides an open innovation platform that helps companies manage their relationships with start-ups and R&D partners, from identification to implementation of an opportunity.
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closed 9/28/2018 via Company Press Release

Questel, acquired MultiLing

synopsis: Questel, one of the world’s largest online intellectual property (IP) service providers, has acquired MultiLing, the global leader in patent translations. Founded in 1988 and based in Utah, MultiLing leverages their advanced technology platform to provide the highest quality patent translation services in the most cost-effective manner.
buyer: Questel
Questel is a worldwide leading provider of intellectual property solutions. Questel offers a comprehensive suite of SaaS for searching, analyzing, and managing invention and IP asset, as well as a unique collection of IP databases. "
target: MultiLing
Founded in 1988, MultiLing defines and drives best practices for advanced multinational translations. Its unique model combines highly specialized translators, a centralized management process, terminology management, quality control and proprietary technology.
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closed 7/24/2018 via Company Press Release

Questel, acquired Expernova

synopsis: Questel, one of the largest online intellectual property service providers, announces the acquisition of Expernova, a gem specializing in scientific big data. Since 2008, Expernova’s founders have been developing their Expernova platform to transform a complex scientific and technological environment into an easy, attractive, and collaborative map.
buyer: Questel
Questel offers a full suite of web based services for productivity and collaboration dedicated to intellectual property (IP) with search, analysis and idea- to-asset management capabilities. Questel provides a comprehensive collection of IP databases for each stage of the innovation lifecycle. "
target: Expernova
Expernova is a reference player in the field of scientific Big Data and Open Innovation. Based in Montpellier, France, they provide subscription services to its proprietary platform offering ecosystem mappings through the analysis of innovation players (experts, corporates, universities, etc.).
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closed 9/29/2015 via Company Press Release

Questel, acquired Intellixir SAS

synopsis: Questel, one of the world’s main online service providers dedicated to intellectual property, announces the acquisition of Intellixir, pioneer in the statistical analysis applied to scientific publications and patents and a recognized worldwide leader in business intelligence solutions for Intellectual Property.
buyer: Questel
Questel S.A. provides a suite of Web-based services for productivity and collaboration to intellectual property worldwide. It offers intelligence and technological landscape, ideation management, innovation capture, technology scouting and licensing-in, invention management and prior-art searching. "
target: Intellixir SAS
The Intellixir system was created to enable information professionals, research analysts and competitive intelligence specialists to efficiently and effectively manage the ever increasing number of patents and scientific publications they faced.
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CT Corsearch, acquired Edital

synopsis: CT Corsearch, the premier provider of clearance and protection solutions for trademark and brand professionals, announced it’s acquired Edital, the Questel trademark branch. This acquisition will create best-in-class solutions for managing a brand lifecycle globally—from creation to watching to protecting, maintaining and renewing a brand.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: CT Corsearch
CT Corsearch provides high-quality, intuitive tools and expertise that trademark professionals need to effectively manage the trademark screening, search review and watching processes. "
target parent: Questel
target: Edital
Edital was established in Brussels in 1982 and acquired by Questel, a world leader in Intellectual Property in 2005. Its sole purpose has been to create global solutions for the Intellectual Property professional.
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Corsearch, acquired Incopro Limited

synopsis: UK-based Corsearch has acquired Incopro, further enhancing Corsearch's brand and content protection capabilities. Headquartered in London, Incopro is an innovative and agile online brand protection provider that has pioneered new technologies to meet the increasing challenges of a complex online environment.
buyer parent: Astorg
buyer: Corsearch
Based in the UK, Corsearch makes it easy for brands and legal professionals to manage their intellectual property from clearance to protection. Corsearch has a mix of comprehensive technologies, skilled analysts, and a customer-first approach that empowers the effective management of trademarks. "
target: Incopro Limited
Based in the UK, Incopro develops online brand and IP protection solutions. The company's intelligence-led, machine learning-driven Talisman platform offers rights holders full visibility of threats to their brand and consumers, and the ability to mitigate those risks at scale.
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Eurazeo, acquired Questel

synopsis: Eurazeo, a leading global investment company, has acquired Questel, a worldwide leading provider of intellectual property solutions. Questel offers a comprehensive suite of SaaS for searching, analyzing, and managing invention and IP asset, as well as a unique collection of IP databases.
buyer: Eurazeo (ENXTPA:RF:$5,100.86)
Eurazeo is a leading global investment company, with a diversified portfolio of €18.5 billion in assets under management, including €12.9 billion from third parties, invested in over 430 companies. "
target: Questel
Questel is a worldwide leading provider of intellectual property solutions. Questel offers a comprehensive suite of SaaS for searching, analyzing, and managing invention and IP asset, as well as a unique collection of IP databases.
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Corsearch, acquired Yellow Brand Protection

synopsis: Corsearch Inc., a premier provider of clearance and protection solutions for trademark and brand professionals, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Yellow Brand Protection AB of Sweden, a leading global provider of online anti-counterfeiting and brand protection services.
buyer parent: Audax Group
buyer: Corsearch
Corsearch is a premier provider of clearance and protection solutions for trademark and brand professionals. Its high-quality, intuitive tools and unparalleled expertise enable professionals to effectively manage their trademark screening, search review, watching, and domain management processes. "
target: Yellow Brand Protection
Yellow Brand Protection is a leading global provider of online anti-counterfeiting and brand protection services. Operating from offices across Europe, USA and China, Yellow’s disruptive technology, “ZERO” seeks to identify and combat IP-infringing content found anywhere in the world, online.
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CPA Global, purchased IP Software Solutions from Practice Insight

synopsis: CPA Global, the Intellectual Property (IP) services and technology market leader, announces the acquisition of Filing Analytics and Citation Eagle, two leading IP data and analytics software solutions, from Practice Insight, a wholly owned subsidiary of IPH Ltd.
buyer parent: Leonard Green & Partners, L.P.
buyer: CPA Global
Based in the Channel Islands, CPA Global is the world’s leading IP management and technology company. They offer customers The IP Platform: delivering integrated Innovation and IP Portfolio software, services and insights across the entire Idea Lifecycle. "
seller parent: IPH Limited
seller: Practice Insight
Filing Analytics combines datasets from patent offices into one database. Machine learning and data augmentation are applied for the highest degree of data integrity and quality. Citation Eagle enables patent owners and attorneys to track and focus on citations of patents using one automated system.
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Lecorpio merged with Anaqua Inc.,

synopsis: Anaqua, Inc., the premier provider of Intellectual Property (IP) management and analytics solutions, announced that it is merging with Lecorpio, a leading developer of end-to-end IP management software.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: Anaqua Inc.
Anaqua helps corporations and law firms turn intellectual property into competitive advantage. Their software platform, ANAQUA, unifies the critical tools, best practice workflows, data, documents and services into one efficient, intelligent environment. "
target: Lecorpio
Lecorpio, a leading IP management and analytics software solutions company, helps innovative companies quickly turn ideas into assets. The solution provides a secure, web-based portal for centrally managing the entire IP lifecycle.
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Wellspring Worldwide, acquired Covalent Data

synopsis: Wellspring, the leader in innovation management software, announced the acquisition of Covalent Data, a Denver-based provider of intelligent search tools that enable companies to find innovative technologies and intellectual property.
buyer: Wellspring Worldwide
Wellspring is the global leader in technology transfer and technology scouting software. Organizations rely on Wellspring to manage the identification, evaluation, and acquisition of technologies, partners, and investments. "
target: Covalent Data
Covalent Data is the leader in innovation intelligence, featuring the world's most comprehensive collection of content. By stitching together disparate sets of public and private data, Covalent Data enables licensing professionals to discover groundbreaking technologies.
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closed 11/30/2015 via PR Newswire

CPA Global, acquired Innography

synopsis: CPA Global, the world's leading specialist in intellectual property (IP) software and services, announced the acquisition of premier IP search and analytics software provider Innography. Innography wants to bring big data analytics to the IP market and position the role of IP-related insights at the forefront of the business decision-making.
buyer parent: Cinven
buyer: CPA Global
CPA Global is the world's leading IP management services and software specialist. Trusted by many of the world's best-known corporations and law firms to help them manage risk, cost and capacity, and realise greater value for their businesses and IP assets. "
target: Innography
Innography provides answers to questions about intellectual property to help organisations improve their business. Innography's software suite combines unique correlation and visualisation technologies to enable users to gain insights for managing, extending and exploiting their patent portfolios.
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announced 4/2/2015 via BNC Analysis

IPH Limited, will acquire Practice Insight

synopsis: IPH Limited announced that is has agreed to buy Practice Insight Pty Ltd. Practice Insight has created a consolidated relational database of over 90% of the world's patent and trade mark data.
buyer: IPH Limited (ASX:IPH:$163.07)
IPH Limited is the holding company of Spruson & Ferguson, one of the leading intellectual property (“IP”) services firms in the Asia-Pacific region, offering a wide range of services for the protection, commercialisation, enforcement and management of IP. "
target: Practice Insight
Practice Insight has created a consolidated relational database of over 90% of the world's patent and trade mark data. Practice Insight allows users to examine and analyse most of the large-scale intellectual property databases related to the world's patent information.
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$6.05
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closed 7/22/2010 via Company Press Release

CT Corsearch, acquired Edital

synopsis: CT Corsearch, the premier provider of clearance and protection solutions for trademark and brand professionals, announced it’s acquired Edital, the Questel trademark branch. This acquisition will create best-in-class solutions for managing a brand lifecycle globally—from creation to watching to protecting, maintaining and renewing a brand.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: CT Corsearch
CT Corsearch provides high-quality, intuitive tools and expertise that trademark professionals need to effectively manage the trademark screening, search review and watching processes. "
target parent: Questel
target: Edital
Edital was established in Brussels in 1982 and acquired by Questel, a world leader in Intellectual Property in 2005. Its sole purpose has been to create global solutions for the Intellectual Property professional.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$8
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0.0x
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closed 3/23/2007 via BusinessWire

Corporation Service Company, acquired NameProtect Inc.

synopsis: Corporation Service Company, a privately-held company and leading provider of legal and financial services to corporations and law firms, has acquired NameProtect, a privately-held leader of digital brand management solutions for the Global 2000.
buyer: Corporation Service Company
Corporation Service Company, a privately-held company headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, USA, is a leading provider of legal and financial services for many of the world’s largest companies and law firms. "
target parent: Mason Wells
target: NameProtect Inc.
NameProtect, a digital brand management company, provides a comprehensive suite of trademark clearance and advanced monitoring services that support the entire life cycle of a brand in today’s digital economy.
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closed 11/7/2018 via BNC Analysis

Dennemeyer Group, acquired octimine technologies GmbH

synopsis: The Dennemeyer Group, a global full-service provider for the protection and management of intellectual property rights, has acquired octimine technologies GmbH, a German company that provides cutting-edge patent searching and patent analysis technology using artificial intelligence (AI).
buyer: Dennemeyer Group
Dennemeyer is a global full-service provider for the protection and management of intellectual property (IP) rights. Dennemeyer delivers IP services such as patent annuities, trademark renewals, recordals, as well as strategic IP consulting and software solutions for effective IP management. "
target: octimine technologies GmbH
Founded in 2015, octimine is a German company that provides cutting-edge patent searching and patent analysis technology using artificial intelligence (AI). Their easy to use SaaS platform aims at improving the analysis of patents and its search process.
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closed 9/26/2018 via BNC Analysis

GoDaddy.com, acquired Cognate

synopsis: GoDaddy, a company that provides domain names, has acquired Cognate, a Boston-based startup that uses blockchain to do Common Law trademarks registry. Cognate reviews your proof of use, and once confirmed, creates a permanent, time-stamped record of a users' trademark information and proof.
buyer: GoDaddy.com (GDDY:$3,139.30)
GoDaddy powers the world's largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures. With 18 million customers worldwide and 77 million domain names under management, GoDaddy is the place people come to name their idea, build a professional website, attract customers and manage their work. "
target: Cognate
Cognate is The Common Law Trademark (CM) Registry - the only fast, easy, and affordable way to protect your trademark rights. Cognate uses blockchain technology to make an immutable record of users' trademark rights.
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closed 4/14/2021 via Company Press Release

Inmotionnow, acquired Lytho

synopsis: inMotionNow, a provider of workflow management solutions for marketing and creative teams, has acquired Lytho, a leading brand management and digital asset management platform in the Netherlands. Lytho streamlines marketing efforts and saves time creating, searching, sharing, and publishing digital content.
buyer: Inmotionnow
inMotionNow is a provider of workflow management solutions for marketing and creative teams. inMotionNow offers a SaaS solution that simplifies every phase of the creative production process. Their platform allows project stakeholders to manage their projects in a centralized online environment. "
target: Lytho
Lytho is a leading brand management and digital asset management platform in the Netherlands. Lytho streamlines marketing efforts and saves time creating, searching, sharing, and publishing digital content. Their platform enables companies to share their brand's content across all channels.
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closed 5/30/2018 via PE Hub

Castik Capital S.à r.l., acquired Ipan Group

synopsis: Warburg Pincus, a leading global private equity firm focused on growth investing, announced the sale of Munich-based ipan Group, one of the leading providers of IP management services and software, to Castik Capital.
buyer: Castik Capital S.à r.l.
Founded in 2014, Castik Capital is based in Luxembourg and focuses on identifying and developing investment opportunities across Europe. Castik Capital is a European multi-strategy investment manager acquiring significant ownership positions in European private and public companies. "
target parent: Warburg Pincus
target: Ipan Group
Munich-based Ipan group (Intellectual Property Associates Network), is a leading provider of IP management services and software, supporting the largest IP owners around the globe.
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closed 7/24/2017 via BNC Analysis

Facebook, acquired Source3, Inc.

synopsis: Facebook has acquired a startup to help it crack down on users who share pirated videos and other content without permission. Source3 builds technology to detect intellectual property that has been shared by internet users without permission.
buyer: Facebook (FB:$94,399.00)
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world. "
target: Source3, Inc.
User-generated products reveal valuable information about how fans interact with, and consume, brand intellectual property. Source3 identifies, catalogs and analyzes brand IP in fan products across marketplaces, categories, and territories.
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closed 8/27/2020 via PR Newswire

Corsearch, acquired TrademarkNow

synopsis: Corsearch Inc., a leading provider of clearance and online brand protection solutions for trademark and brand professionals, has acquired TrademarkNow, a web-based trademark management platform based in Finland. TrademarkNow is used by enterprise companies, law firms and branding agencies for instant trademark search and watch results.
buyer parent: Audax Group
buyer: Corsearch
Corsearch is a leading provider of clearance and online brand protection solutions for trademark and brand professionals. With highly trained researchers, an expansive global content set, and customer-focused technology tools, Corsearch empowers its customers with powerful brand solutions. "
target: TrademarkNow
TrademarkNow is a web-based trademark management platform based in Finland. TrademarkNow is used by enterprise companies, law firms and branding agencies for instant trademark search and watch results. Their platform uses machine learning to provide faster and smarter trademark analysis results.
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closed 4/14/2016 via Company Press Release

Anaqua Inc., acquired AcclaimIP and Free Patents Online

synopsis: Anaqua, Inc., a leading provider of intellectual property management software and services, announced the acquisition of both AcclaimIP, an industry-leading patent analytics software solution, and Free Patents Online, the leading free patent search tool.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: Anaqua Inc.
Anaqua helps corporations and law firms turn intellectual property into competitive advantage. Their software platform, ANAQUA, unifies the critical tools, best practice workflows, data, documents and services into one efficient, intelligent environment. "
target: AcclaimIP and Free Patents Online
AcclaimIP is a patent search an analytics application offered as software as a service (SaaS) owned and developed by FreePatentsOnline.
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closed 3/30/2016 via BNC Analysis

FilmTrack, Inc., acquired RoyaltyZone

synopsis: FilmTrack, the leading provider of intellectual property and rights management solutions for the media and entertainment industry, announced it has acquired RoyaltyZone, a leading software provider of licensing and royalties solutions.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: FilmTrack, Inc.
FilmTrack's cloud-based software platform streamlines the complex intellectual property management process and provides a holistic view into critical data supporting rights, availabilities, contracts, invoicing, licensing, revenue recognition, royalties and workflow management. "
target: RoyaltyZone
RoyaltyZone is a leading provider of web based software tools that enable licensors, agents, and licensees to manage license agreements, rights, products, invoices, and royalties with ease.
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closed 6/28/2016 via BusinessWire

Anaqua Inc., acquired Patent River, Inc.

synopsis: Anaqua, Inc., a leading provider of intellectual property management software and services, announced the acquisition of Patent River, a unique source of patent prosecution data in the intellectual property industry. Patent River data will be combined with analytics from recently acquired AcclaimIP to deliver truly differentiated intelligence.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: Anaqua Inc.
Anaqua helps corporations and law firms turn intellectual property into competitive advantage. Their software platform, ANAQUA, unifies the critical tools, best practice workflows, data, documents and services into one efficient, intelligent environment. "
target: Patent River, Inc.
Patent River is a unique source of patent prosecution data in the intellectual property industry and provides unique data to patent holders, patent stakeholders, and to other companies in the patent information services industry.
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closed 1/3/2020 via GlobeNewswire

OpSec Security, Inc., acquired MarkMonitor Inc.

synopsis: OpSec Security, the global leader in anti-counterfeiting and brand protection solutions, has acquired MarkMonitor Brand Protection assets from Clarivate Analytics. MarkMonitor, the leading enterprise-level domain registrar, uses domain industry data and insights to establish and protect domain portfolios for the world's leading brands.
buyer: OpSec Security, Inc. (AIM:OS:$94.11)
OpSec Security is the global leader in protecting, authenticating, and enhancing their customers'​ brands, services and revenues. OpSec delivers a comprehensive suite of end-to-end solutions, including advanced physical security technologies and online/e-commerce monitoring and analysis. "
target parent: Clarivate Analytics
target: MarkMonitor Inc.
MarkMonitor, the leading enterprise-level domain registrar, uses domain industry data, insights and 20+ years of expertise to establish and protect domain portfolios for the world's leading brands.
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