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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 12/2/2020 via PR Newswire

PDFTron Systems, Inc., acquired Iceni Technology Ltd.

synopsis: PDFTron Systems Inc., a Canadian market-leading provider of document technology solutions for software developers, has acquired Norwich, UK-based Iceni Technology Ltd., specialists in PDF editing and translation software and producers of a series of firsts in the field of PDF manipulation.
buyer: PDFTron Systems, Inc.
Vancouver-based PDFTron is a premier global provider of high-performance document processing technology. PDFTron's market-leading SDK drives digital transformation and powers next generation software applications with dynamic document viewing, annotation, processing, and conversion capabilities. "
target: Iceni Technology Ltd.
Iceni Technology is a software development company based in the UK. Iceni provides products and software for translation and web-based PDF interaction and has produced a series of firsts in the field of PDF manipulation.
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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]
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$29
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$0
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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
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$0
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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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announced 1/27/2021 via BNC Analysis

Straker Translations, will acquire Lingotek, Inc.

synopsis: New Zealand-based language service provider (LSP) Straker Translations has acquired Lingotek, a Utah-based translation management system provider and LSP. Lingotek’s Translation Network is the only cloud-based SaaS solution to connect all an organization’s global content in one place, giving them the power to manage their brand worldwide.
buyer: Straker Translations (ASX:STG:$20.79)
New Zealand-based Straker Translations is a cloud-enabled translation services provider. The company has built a technology platform using Artificial Intelligence that enables human translators to deliver faster and more accurate translations at a lower cost. "
target: Lingotek, Inc.
Lingotek’s Translation Network is the only cloud-based SaaS solution to connect all an organization’s global content in one place, giving them the power to manage their brand worldwide.
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$6.47
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$8
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closed 7/2/2020 via Company Press Release

Carlyle Group, acquired Memsource

synopsis: Global investment firm The Carlyle Group announced that it has acquired a majority stake in Memsource, a leading translation technology provider based in Prague that assists global corporations and the language services industry to automate the localisation of large volumes of multilingual content.
buyer: Carlyle Group (CG:$6,117.50)
The Carlyle Group is a global investment firm with deep industry expertise that deploys private capital across four business segments: Corporate Private Equity, Real Assets, Global Credit, and Investment Solutions. "
target: Memsource
Founded in 2010 and headquartered in Prague, Czech Republic, Memsource is a leading translation technology provider that assists global corporations and the language services industry to automate the localisation of large volumes of multilingual content.
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closed 12/18/2019 via Company Press Release

Transfluent, acquired Navitep Oy and Translatum Oy

synopsis: Transfluent Oy, which develops and offers digital translation services, has acquired Navitep Oy and Translatum Oy. Navitep Oy is a software company whose main product is software developed for automating the translation process. Translatum Oy is an expert company specialising in international communications and a wide range of translation services.
buyer: Transfluent
Transfluent Oy, established in 2007, develops and provides digital translation services. Transfluent specialises in a translation experience that is as automated and easy to use as possible. High-quality translations are produced by professional translators via digital services. "
target: Navitep Oy and Translatum Oy
Navitep Oy, established in 2012, is a software company whose main product is software developed for automating the translation process. Translatum Oy is an expert company specialising in international communications and combining a wide range of translation services and innovative technologies.
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closed 12/17/2019 via Company Press Release

Keywords Studios, acquired KantanMT.com

synopsis: Keywords Studios, the international technical and creative services provider to the global video games industry, has acquired KantanMT, a leading machine translation technology company in Ireland. KantanMT provides a SaaS based machine translation platform that enables users to develop and manage customized machine translation engines in the cloud.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$451.13)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: KantanMT.com
KantanMT.com is a leading machine translation technology company in Ireland. KantanMT provides a SaaS based machine translation platform that enables users to develop and manage customized machine translation engines in the cloud.
price ($mm)
$3.89
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$1
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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.
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$8
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0.0x
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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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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:$86,476.96)
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.
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$38
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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:$500.53)
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.
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$22 [$27]
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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:$451.13)
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.
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$0.90
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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.
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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 3/10/2021 via BNC Analysis

Dailyhunt, acquired Vebbler Technologies Private Limited

synopsis: VerSe Innovation, the parent company of the latest content aggregator unicorn Dailyhunt and short video app Josh, has acquired Vebbler, which is an interest-based photo and video sharing app. Vebbler allows customers to join groups called ‘clubs’ to share photos and videos around more than 100 interests such as fashion, travel, photography.
buyer parent: ByteDance
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: Vebbler Technologies Private Limited
Vebbler was founded in 2013 by Sahil Bhagat as a social network for meaningful conversation. The platform allows customers to join groups called ‘clubs’ to share photos and videos around more than 100 interests such as fashion, travel, photography.
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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 6/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

Dailyhunt, acquired LocalPlay

synopsis: Dailyhunt, an online platform which offers news and other content in Indian languages, has acquired hyperlocal-focussed peer LocalPlay. Dailyhunt, which is operated by Versé Innovation Pvt. Ltd, said in a statement that the acquisition would help boost its hyperlocal presence and improve its offerings to its core users in Tier-2 cities and beyond.
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: LocalPlay
Bengaluru-based LocalPlay is a hyperlocal video content and news content application. LocalPlay brings the city to its users' phone, in their language. Watch Local Videos, Local News In Hindi, Get Information on Local Jobs, Local Market News, Events & Announcements and a lot more.
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closed 3/11/2015 via BNC Analysis

NewsHunt, acquired Vauntz

synopsis: NewsHunt, a subsidiary of Ver se' Innovation has acquired Vauntz. The company is a design and analytics startup which has products like Hurricane, a Big Data analytics as a service platform; Hurricane Viz, a YouTube analytics platform and Vaunt.it, an opinion sharing platform.
buyer parent: Ver se' Innovation
buyer: NewsHunt
NewsHunt is a FREE mobile application enabling the users to read newspapers of their choice on their device. It is one of the world’s largest destination for News. The application is available for all devices and has over 89+ newspapers and 25000+ Articles Published Daily. "
target: Vauntz
Vauntz designs and develops Internet and mobile based applications and services that allows users to share and analyze data. The company was incorporated in 2013 and is based in Bangalore, India.
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closed 5/26/2021 via BNC Analysis

Loyal Foundry, Inc., acquired Newsfusion Ltd.

synopsis: Loyal Foundry, a global consumer mobile application publisher and development firm, has acquired Israel-based Newsfusion Ltd., a news and sports information aggregation platform with 150 live apps in Apple and Android app stores. The acquisition expands Loyal Foundry's app portfolio to over 175 live apps globally.
buyer: Loyal Foundry, Inc.
Loyal Foundry is a global consumer mobile application publisher and development firm. Loyal Foundry builds and acquires high-quality mobile apps that provide tons of value and make people’s lives easier and more enjoyable. "
target: Newsfusion Ltd.
Based in Israel, Newsfusion is a news and sports information aggregation platform with 150 live apps in Apple and Android app stores. The platform, based on human-centered algorithmic curation, is dedicated to helping users find information quickly and efficiently.
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closed 6/12/2019 via BNC Analysis

The Hollywood Reporter, acquired ZIG Media

synopsis: Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group has acquired startup news app Zig. ZIG is a mobile media technology company that creates products which transform and disrupt the global media landscape. Zig will now be part of a news group that includes brands The Hollywood Reporter, Billboard, Spin, Vibe and Stereogum.
buyer parent: Valence Media
buyer: The Hollywood Reporter
The Hollywood Reporter (THR) is an American digital and print magazine, and website, which focuses on the Hollywood film, television, and entertainment industries. It was founded in 1930 as a daily trade paper, and in 2010 switched to a weekly large-format print magazine with a revamped website. "
target: ZIG Media
ZIG is a mobile media technology company that creates products which transform and disrupt the global media landscape. ZIG enables people to consume, share, and react to content in a way that prioritizes images and video over words.
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closed 8/31/2015 via PR Newswire

Sinclair Broadcast Group, acquired Circa 1605, Inc.

synopsis: Sinclair Broadcast Group, the largest and one of the most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country, acquired the assets of Circa 1605, a company that develops a mobile application for reading news, in August of 2015.
buyer: Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBGI:$5,943.00)
Sinclair is the largest and one of the most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country. The Company owns, operates and/or provides services to 172 television stations in 81 markets, broadcasting 432 channels and affiliations with all the major networks. "
target: Circa 1605, Inc.
Circa 1605, Inc. develops a mobile application for reading news. Circa is a media organization that enables readers to more easily consume, engage with, and follow the day’s news by delivering comprehensive yet to-the-point coverage in a format tailored specifically for mobile lifestyles.
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closed 9/23/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Publishers Clearing House, acquired Topix LLC

synopsis: Publishers Clearing House (PCH), a leading digital entertainment and commerce destination for millions of US consumers, announced the acquisition of Topix, a destination for highly engaging quizzes and slideshows focused on entertainment, celebrities, pop culture, and current events.
buyer: Publishers Clearing House
Publishers Clearing House has been a leader in direct marketing and chance-to-win opportunities since 1953. As consumers have evolved to online, and now mobile media and entertainment consumption, PCH has also evolved its offerings as well. "
target: Topix LLC
Topix is a technology company focusing on entertainment such as celebrities, pop culture, the offbeat, health, current events, and more. Every month, more than 25 million highly engaged users spend an average of 7 minutes per session browsing Topix's growing collection of high quality content.
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announced 3/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

Oath Inc., will acquire Yahoo!7 Pty Ltd.

synopsis: Seven West Media (SWM) has announced that Oath Inc. is to take full control of Yahoo7 by acquiring SWM’s 50 percent stake in the business. Yahoo7 is a premium media and publishing company which reaches nearly half of the Australian population every month.
buyer parent: Verizon Communications
buyer: Oath Inc.
Oath, a subsidiary of Verizon, is a values-led company committed to building brands people love. They reach one billion people around the world with a dynamic house of media and technology brands. Oath brands include Yahoo, AOL, HuffPost, Engadget, TechCrunch, Tumblr, MAKERS and the Build Series. "
target parent: Seven West Media Limited
target: Yahoo!7 Pty Ltd.
Yahoo7 is a premium media and publishing company in the ANZ market, which reaches nearly half of the Australian population every month. Yahoo7 aims to bring all the best articles in news, entertainment and lifestyle in the one place.
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closed 3/16/2016 via BNC Analysis

Newscron SA, acquired Newscron SA

synopsis: In a management buyout, Peter Hogenkamp has acquired the majority of shares of Newscron SA in Lugano. The number of shareholders has been reduced to five, the company is planning to move to Zurich in the near future. Newscron offers a large number of newspapers, blogs, websites and other information.
buyer: Newscron SA
Newscron offers a large number of newspapers, blogs, websites and other information. Unlike other aggregators, Newscron has a unique algorithm which is able to filter and organize the news semantically. "
target: Newscron SA
Newscron offers a large number of newspapers, blogs, websites and other information. Unlike other aggregators, Newscron has a unique algorithm which is able to filter and organize the news semantically.
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announced 3/20/2015 via Company Press Release

Hubert Burda Media, will purchase TOMORROW FOCUS Publishing GmbH from Tomorrow Focus AG

synopsis: Tomorrow Focus AG signed an agreement with Burda Digital GmbH covering the sale of TOMORROW FOCUS Publishing GmbH, which is home to the TOMORROW FOCUS Group’s publishing activities including the news portal FOCUS Online; the German-language edition of The Huffington Post, a news portal and platform for blogs; and more.
buyer: Hubert Burda Media
Responsible for over 400 print and digital consumer brands, Hubert Burda Media is one of Germany's largest media groups. It publishes more than 320 magazines around the globe. Burda has 165 million users, approximately 40 million paying consumers and 43,000 advertisers. "
seller: Tomorrow Focus AG (DB:TFA:$90.36)
TOMORROW FOCUS Publishing GmbH is the publishing segment of Tomorrow Focus AG. It includes TOMORROW FOCUS Media GmbH (one of Germany’s leading digital marketing providers) and TOMORROW FOCUS News+ GmbH, which operates a number of Internet portals such as the news journalism site FOCUS Online.
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closed 8/13/2013 via BNC Analysis

Meir Gal, acquired Behadrey Haredim Ltd.

synopsis: Behadrey Haredim, a Haredi Internet site and forum board, has been purchased by advertising executive Meir Gal. The new owner intends on expanding the site’s activities to overseas markets.
buyer: Meir Gal
Meir Gal is the son of pioneeering Haredi ad man Benny Gal, who built Gal-Oren BSD into one of the largest advertising agencies catering to Israel's Haredi sector. "
target: Behadrey Haredim Ltd.
Behadrey Haredim Ltd. is a Haredi web portal founded in 2002 was originally a forum board for controversial topics within Israel's Haredi community. Currently they are a web portal for general content and news.
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$2.81
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announced 8/6/2013 via BusinessWire

Modern Times Group MTG AB, will acquire Darik News Ltd.

synopsis: Modern Times Group MTG AB, the international entertainment broadcasting group, announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire 70% of the merged assets of Darik News and Net Info in Bulgaria from Darik Radio, the Bulgarian commercial radio operator. Darik News operates a wide range of websites including news, sports news; and weather.
buyer: Modern Times Group MTG AB (MTG B:$461.70)
Modern Times Group (MTG) is an international entertainment broadcasting group with operations that span four continents and include free-TV, pay-TV, radio and content production businesses. "
target parent: Darik Radio AD
target: Darik News Ltd.
Darik News operates a wide range of websites including news site dariknews.bg; sports news site gong.bg; and weather site vremeto.bg. Net Info operates the email platform abv.bg; video clip site vbox7.com; sports news site sportni.bg; weather site sinoptik.bg; and entertainment news site edna.bg.
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closed 4/19/2013 via BNC Analysis

Darik News, acquired Net Info.BG AD

synopsis: Darik News announced that it is expected to acquire Net Info. Darik News Ltd. includes a total of 15 sites, including dariknews.bg, sportsgong.bg, and darikfinanse.bg. Net Info.BG AD operates as an informational and entertaining on-line company in Bulgaria. It provides portals, search engines, e-shops, and sports portals.
buyer parent: Darik Radio AD
buyer: Darik News
Darik News offers online news services in Bulgarian language. Dariknews.bg offers topics in the form of text, pictures, and radio newscasts from Darik Radio. Darik News Ltd. includes a total of 15 sites, including dariknews.bg, sportsgong.bg, and darikfinanse.bg. "
target parent: Sanoma Oyj
target: Net Info.BG AD
Net Info.BG AD operates as an informational and entertaining on-line company in Bulgaria. Its sites offer consumers digital daily routine, news, entertainment, and search. The company is based in Sofia, Bulgaria and operates as a subsidiary of Sanoma Magazines International B.V.
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closed 7/16/2012 via GlobeNewswire

National Broadcasting Co. Inc., acquired Msnbc Digital Network

synopsis: NBC News President Steve Capus announced that NBC News is now the full owner and operator of Msnbc Digital Network, which includes msnbc.com, TODAY.com, NightlyNews.com, BreakingNews.com, Newsvine.com, EveryBlock.com, and the existing apps and digital extensions of these respective properties.
buyer parent: Comcast Corporation
buyer: National Broadcasting Co. Inc.
The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American commercial broadcasting television network. The network is part of the media company NBCUniversal, which is a joint venture of Comcast and General Electric since 2011. "
target parent: Microsoft Corporation
target: Msnbc Digital Network
MSNBC Interactive News LLC, an online channel, provides health, entertainment, business, and science/technology news. It also operates an online news site, which offers print and multimedia content.
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closed 11/25/2011 via BNC Analysis

Andre d.o.o, acquired Novi List d.d

synopsis: Andre d.o.o has acquired Novi List d.d, a Croatian newspaper company. Novi List d.d also provides news through its website, novilist.hr.
buyer: Andre d.o.o
Andre d.o.o is a Croatian company. "
target: Novi List d.d
Based in Croatia, Novi List d.d provides information on news and current events through its newspaper and website.
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$15*
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closed 5/4/2011 via Market Wire

Datran Media, acquired Allvoices, Inc.

synopsis: Datran Media, a leading digital marketing technology company, announced the acquisition of Allvoices, Inc., one of the world's largest social news sites with over 460,000 contributors and approximately 10 million unique visitors per month.
buyer: Datran Media
Datran Media is an award-winning technology and marketing company that leading brands, agencies and publishers depend on to discover, reach and retain their ideal audiences across all digital media channels. "
target: Allvoices, Inc.
Allvoices, Inc. is one of the world's largest social news sites. Using a set of proprietary algorithms, Allvoices utilizes professional and online news sources, blogs, images and videos to determine relevancy, foster credibility and maintain openness with each contribution made to the site.
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closed 1/24/2011 via BusinessWire

UberMedia, acquired Mixx.com

synopsis: UberMedia, the leading independent provider of applications for reading and posting to Twitter and other social media platforms, has announced its acquisition of Mixx.com. Mixx.com has been a leader in curating social content into channels of information that enable users to find content and people who are relevant to their interests.
buyer parent: Idealab Capital Partners
buyer: UberMedia
UberMedia is a developer of applications and web-based services that make it easier for users to find, follow, and communicate with others on Twitter and other social media platforms. UberMedia applications include UberTwitter, Echofon, and Twidroyd. "
target: Mixx.com
Recommended Reading, Inc. operates as social news Web site Mixx.com in the United States. It offers online news, information, photos, videos, business, entertainment, sports, life, health, technology, science, and fun related information. Recommended Reading, Inc. is based in McLean, Virginia.
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closed 3/25/2010 via New York Times

Lebedev Holdings, Ltd., acquired The Independent

synopsis: Alexander Lebedev, a Russian billionaire, struck a long-awaited deal to buy The Independent newspaper, little more than a year after he acquired another of Britain’s respected major papers, The Evening Standard of London.
buyer: Lebedev Holdings, Ltd.
Lebedev Holdings Ltd. is a company formed by Alexander Lebedev and his son, Evgeny Lebedev. Alexander Evgenievich Lebedev is a Russian billionaire, listed by Forbes magazine as the 358th richest person in the world in 2008. "
target parent: Independent News & Media PLC
target: The Independent
The Independent is a British newspaper, nicknamed the Indy, while the Sunday edition, The Independent on Sunday, is the Sindy. The Independent is one of the youngest UK national daily newspapers. The daily edition was named National Newspaper of the Year at the 2004 British Press Awards.
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closed 9/2/2009 via PR Newswire

Examiner.com, acquired NowPublic Technologies, Inc.

synopsis: Examiner.com, the insider source for everything local, has acquired Vancouver-based NowPublic, a pioneer in user-generated content and the largest participatory news network in the world. Examiner.com will leverage NowPublic's innovative search and publishing technology to solidify its leadership position in providing local news and information.
buyer parent: The Anschutz Company
buyer: Examiner.com
Clarity Digital Group, d/b/a Examiner.com, serves 109 markets across the country and is the insider source for everything local. Examiner.com's content is contributed by Examiners; passionate, informed, and knowledgeable local influencers. "
target: NowPublic Technologies, Inc.
NowPublic is a crowd-sourced, participatory news network that mobilizes an army of reporters to cover the events that define our world. In its short history, the company has become the largest news organization of its kind with contributing reporters in more than 6000 cities and 160 countries.
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closed 6/18/2008 via BNC Analysis

Village NetMedia Inc., acquired Courier Publications, LLC.

synopsis: Village NetMedia has agreed to purchase Courier Publications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Terms of the transaction, which include six weekly newspapers across Maine, were not disclosed. Cribb, Greene & Associates brokered the deal.
buyer: Village NetMedia Inc.
Village NetMedia Inc. is a newspaper publishing house based in Rockland, Maine. It operates the Web site VillageSoup and two community newspapers. "
target parent: Crescent Publishing Co.
target: Courier Publications, LLC.
Courier Publications, LLC. publishes newspapers along with operating as a news portal.
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closed 9/4/2007 via

Knight Ridder New Media, purchased 51 websites from MediaNews Group Inc.

synopsis: The Real Cities Network the nation's largest network of local news websites, has expanded its network with the addition of 51 websites owned and operated by MediaNews Group, the fourth-largest newspaper company in the United States. MediaNews Group operates 82 local newspaper websites nationwide.
buyer parent: The McClatchy Company
buyer: Knight Ridder New Media
The Real Cities Network is the largest national network of local news websites and is operated by McClatchy Interactive. More than 1,500 newspapers are members of the network, representing some of the largest newspaper companies in the industry and more than 80 DMAs. "
seller: MediaNews Group Inc.
MediaNews Group is one of the largest newspaper companies in the United States. We are privately owned and operate 57 daily newspapers in 12 states with combined daily and Sunday circulation of approximately 2.6 million and 2.9 million, respectively.
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closed 7/15/2020 via BNC Analysis

RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group, acquired Editorji

synopsis: RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group, one of the most revered business conglomerates in India, has acquired a 51% stake in Editorji Technologies Pvt Ltd, a video-based news app in India. Editorji provides users with news videos that are personalized to their preferences. They offer the latest news from the world of politics, business, sports, health and more.
buyer: RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group
RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group (RPSG) is one of the most revered business conglomerates in India. RPSG has interests across diverse business sectors, including power and energy, carbon black manufacturing, retail, IT-enabled services, FMCG, media and entertainment, and agriculture. "
target: Editorji
Editorji is a video-based news app in India. Editorji provides users with news videos that are personalized to their tastes and preferences. They offer the latest news from the world of politics, business, sports, entertainment, food, fashion, travel, technology, health and more.
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announced 11/20/2020 via BNC Analysis

BuzzFeed, will acquire HuffPost

synopsis: BuzzFeed, the leading social news organization, is acquiring HuffPost from Verizon Media. HuffPost (formerly The Huffington Post) is an American news aggregator and blog, with localized and international editions.
buyer: BuzzFeed
BuzzFeed is the leading social news organization, intensely focused on delivering high-quality original reporting, insight, and viral content across a rapidly expanding array of subject areas. "
target parent: Verizon Communications
target: HuffPost
HuffPost (formerly The Huffington Post) is an American news aggregator and blog, with localized and international editions. The site offers news, satire, blogs and original content, and covers politics, business, entertainment, environment, technology, popular media, lifestyle, and more.
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