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Wondr Gaming, acquired Rival.ai

synopsis: Wondr Gaming, an esports acquisition fund founded by esports and media executives Mike Cotton and Jon Dwyer has acquired Rival.ai, an esports artificial intelligence integration company that provides esports data and algorithms for betting lines to gaming platforms, as well as insights and toolsets for esports broadcasters and streamers.
buyer: Wondr Gaming
Wondr Gaming builds and acquires assets in the esports industry, with a focus on companies that operate on the esports periphery, are title agnostic, and can work with any team or title, allowing the fund to tap into multiple revenue streams. "
target: Rival.ai
Rival.ai is a data provider focused on the esports sector. By utilizing artificial intelligence to analyze real-time player performance, various types of data feeds are made available for integration with multiple platforms.
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closed 1/30/2019 via BNC Analysis

FanAI, acquired Waypoint Media

synopsis: FanAI, an audience analysis platform for esports and streaming, is buying New York-based Waypoint Media to improve its analytics tools for esports players and streamers. Waypoint Media provides the Information and tools necessary to make spending decisions in the complex Esports media landscape.
buyer: FanAI
FanAI is an audience analysis platform for esports and streaming. The FanAI platform is the leading esports audience monetization platform, built to help better identify, understand, and reach fans in order to sell more sponsorships and ultimately drive more revenue. "
target: Waypoint Media
Waypoint Media provides the Information and tools necessary to make spending decisions in the complex Esports media landscape. Explore engagement across over 1.2 million channels and track unique viewership, audience movement, and overlap for a true understanding of the esports ecosystem.
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closed 12/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

YouGov plc, acquired Portent.IO

synopsis: YouGov, an international, full-service research company, has acquired Portent.IO, a UK-based, comprehensive social analytics platform for the film and television industry. Portent.IO combines A.I. with digital, social, survey and marketing data to create insights, recommendations and strategies for their clients.
buyer: YouGov plc (AIM:YOU:$147.66)
YouGov is an international, full-service research company primarily using online panels to provide quantitative and qualitative research across a range of industries, including consumer products, financial services, public sector, technology and telecom and media. "
target: Portent.IO
Portent.IO is a UK-based, comprehensive social analytics platform for the film and television industry. Portent.IO combines A.I. with digital, social, survey and marketing data to create insights, recommendations and strategies for their clients.
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closed 10/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

Tilting Point, acquired Gondola

synopsis: Tilting Point has acquired fellow mobile publisher service partner Gondola. Gondola pitches its service to game publishers as a way to use machine learning to increase the effectiveness of in-game offers and video ads. As part of the acquisition, Gondola's founders will take on roles with Tilting Point.
buyer: Tilting Point
Tilting Point is a new generation games partner for top independent development studios, with a focus on the rapidly growing mobile and tablet markets. Tilting Point empowers elite developers with expert resources, operational support, and funding to give carefully selected games mainstream success."
target: Gondola
Gondola leverages machine learning to optimize in-game offers and video ads. Product Managers make better decisions faster, growing more confident in their data and saving time on live ops. Publishers benefit from more efficiency and increased bottom line revenue.
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closed 10/17/2018 via BNC Analysis

Vente-Privée, acquired daco SAS

synopsis: Vente-Privee, a members-only e-commerce company in France, has acquired daco, a French provider of benchmarking tools for fashion brands and retailers. daco enable their clients to utilize AI and machine learning to know all about their competition's offers, prices, and discounts.
buyer: Vente-Privée
Vente-Privee is a members-only e-commerce company in France. The company organises exclusive designer brand sales in a wide variety of categories, including fashion, accessories, homeware, sports products, electronics, wine and more. "
target: daco SAS
daco is a French provider of benchmarking tools for fashion brands and retailers. daco enable their clients to utilize AI and machine learning to know all about their competition's offers, prices, and discounts. daco's disruptive decision making tools help improve sell-through, growth and margin.
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announced 7/18/2019 via PR Newswire

Vobile, Inc., will purchase RightsID and ChannelID from ZEFR, Inc.

synopsis: Vobile Group, the leading choice for the protection, measurement and monetization of video content, announced an agreement under which Vobile will acquire the RightsID, a copyright management business, and ChannelID, a YouTube channel management business, from ZEFR, the leading contextual targeting platform for brands.
buyer: Vobile, Inc. (SEHK:3738:$15.23)
Vobile is the premier, trusted provider for protecting, measuring and monetizing online video content. They create technology solutions for content owners and distributors through their SaaS platform. With Vobile, users can reduce infringement-related revenue loss and increase video distribution. "
seller: ZEFR, Inc.
Zefr’s platform develops nuanced, dynamic targeting on the most brand-relevant videos for YouTube. Zefr owns RightsID, a copyright management business, and ChannelID, a YouTube channel management business.
price ($mm)
$90
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$40
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closed 11/6/2007 via BusinessWire

Flash Seats, acquired Vertical Alliance

synopsis: Flash Seats™, which revolutionized the secondary resale ticketing marketplace via paperless electronic ticketing technology and integrated relationship marketing tools, has acquired Dallas-based Vertical Alliance, which offers the most advanced primary ticketing solution available.
buyer: Flash Seats
Flash Seats™offers an innovative, cutting-edge solution combining electronic venue access, a branded marketplace for electronic event access rights, and a retail-class behavioral marketing system for the sports and entertainment industries. "
target: Vertical Alliance
Vertical Alliance offers a single integrated ticketing solution that increases venue yield per event while building customer loyalty. Integrate your ticketing (event and parking), merchandising and eCommerce. One platform. One universal database.
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closed 12/20/2018 via Company Press Release

Coats Group plc, acquired ThreadSol Software Pvt. Ltd

synopsis: Coats, the world’s leading industrial thread manufacturer, has acquired ThreadSol, a Singapore-based provider of cloud-based solutions for the apparel industry. ThreadSol's solutions utilize AI and big data to help their clients reduce fabric waste and costs, enabling them to boost their topline and bottomline by 10%.
buyer: Coats Group plc (LSE:COA:$1,558.50)
Coats is the world's leading industrial thread manufacturer and a major player in the Americas textile crafts market. Coats' innovative culture ensure the company continues to lead the way around the world, providing value added products and services to the apparel and footwear industries. "
target: ThreadSol Software Pvt. Ltd
Founded in 2013, ThreadSol is a Singapore-based provider of cloud-based solutions for the apparel industry. ThreadSol's solutions utilize AI and big data to help their clients reduce fabric waste and costs. ThreadSol enables apparel companies to boost their topline and bottomline by 10%.
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$12
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closed 3/14/2019 via Company Press Release

Lightstream, Inc., acquired Arsenal.gg

synopsis: Lightstream, an innovator in live streaming technology, has acquired Arsenal.gg, the industry-leading discovery and analytics tool for live video game streaming content. Lightstream delivers innovative, creative broadcasting technology and products that empower storytellers and address the biggest challenges streamers and content creators face.
buyer: Lightstream, Inc.
Lightstream is a Chicago-based startup built with a true passion for live video production, gaming and supporting the explosive growth of creators and their communities. Its cloud-based technology and products transform difficult technical hurdles into streamlined workflows. "
target: Arsenal.gg
Arsenal.gg is a live streaming data and analytics platform. For individual creators, it delivers free performance statistics and insights to grow their channels.
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closed 9/25/2015 via PR Newswire

Rentrak Corporation, acquired SponsorHub

synopsis: Rentrak, the leader in precisely measuring movies and TV everywhere, announced it has acquired SponsorHub. The company is a premiere Big Data platform for the sports and entertainment industry, offering proprietary social media measurement for sports, political and advertising brands.
buyer: Rentrak Corporation (RENT:$115.67)
Rentrak is the entertainment and marketing industries' premier provider of worldwide consumer viewership information, precisely measuring actual viewing behavior of movies and TV everywhere. "
target: SponsorHub
SponsorHub provides elegant yet powerful enterprise-grade software tools to help brands measure their most important sports and entertainment campaigns.
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closed 5/2/2013 via BNC Analysis

Jive Software, acquired CLARA ehf

synopsis: Jive Software announced that they've acquired the Icelandic startup, Clara. The reported price was approximately €6.8 million. CLARA produces community analytics tools that allow businesses to understand, monitor, and engage with their members on online platforms. They have 16 people distributed between San Francisco, London, and Reykjavik.
buyer: Jive Software (JIVE:$204.09)
Jive is the pioneer and world’s leading provider of social business solutions. Their products apply powerful technology that helps people connect, communicate and collaborate to get more work done and solve the biggest business challenges. "
target: CLARA ehf
CLARA ehf provides CLARA Insight, a community analytics tool for community managers. Its solution enables community managers to improve their efficiency by analyzing sentiment and trending discussions, and marketing managers to get insights into their community with actionable metrics.
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$8.86
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announced 1/31/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Kuuhubb, will acquire Valiance UG

synopsis: Kuuhubb Inc., an investor in mobile game companies, announced that it has signed a term sheet to acquire mobile esports platform developer Valiance UG.  The Germany-based, blockchain enabled Valiance esports platform is designed to support both mobile esports competitors and content creators.
buyer: Kuuhubb (TSXV:KUU:$9.30)
Kuuhubb is active in the digital space and focuses mainly on lifestyle and mobile video game applications. Its strategy is to create sustainable shareholder value through acquisitions of proven, yet underappreciated, assets with robust long-term growth potential. "
target: Valiance UG
Based in Germany, Valiance was founded with a mission of becoming the #1 platform for professional mobile eSports. Its platform connects global gaming communities and provides them with opportunities to monetize their engagement playing games they love.
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announced 11/2/2017 via BNC Analysis

Stompy Bot Corporation, will acquire Token Play Inc.

synopsis: Stompy Bot Corporation will acquire Token Play Inc. (Token), a private Ontario corporation headquartered in Toronto. Token is a technology company involved in the development of blockchain technology in the video game space which will seek to provide a platform for the exchange of in-game currencies and tokens.
buyer: Stompy Bot Corporation
Stompy Bot is an independent video game developer and digital media publisher. Stompy Bot's growth strategy is to become a premier independent multimedia publisher. "
target: Token Play Inc.
Token Play, based in Toronto, ON, is a technology company involved in the development of blockchain technology in the video game space which will seek to provide a platform for the exchange of in-game currencies and tokens.
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announced 6/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

JPJ Group plc, will acquire Gamesys Limited

synopsis: London-listed JPJ Group Plc will acquire operating partner Gamesys Limited outright, a UK-based online gambling software developer and operator. Gamesys operates several of the UK and Europe’s leading online social and real money slots, casino and bingo sites on both web and mobile and tablet with new products and apps being released regularly.
buyer: JPJ Group plc (LSE:JPJ:$412.79)
JPJ Group plc is a UK-based online gaming holding company. The group is a global bingo-led operator with a strong portfolio of online gaming brands. JPJ Group offers bingo and casino games to its customers through Jackpotjoy, Starspins, Botemania, Vera&John, InterCasino and other brands. "
target: Gamesys Limited
UK-based Gamesys Limited is an online gambling software developer and operator and currently operate several of the UK and Europe’s leading online social and real money slots, casino and bingo sites on both web and mobile and tablet with new products and apps being released regularly.
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$624
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$85
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closed 9/6/2017 via Company Press Release

SnobSwap, acquired Masquerade

synopsis: SnobSwap, a leading provider of e-commerce solutions for the brick-and-mortar resale industry has announced the acquisition of Masquerade, an omnichannel clothing solution. Masquerade, founded by David Engle and Jackson Geller, provides an omnichannel solution for selling apparel and accessories across multiple platforms.
buyer: SnobSwap
SnobSwap connects consumers with a curated network of designer consignment and vintage resale stores around the world, which is driven by SnobSwap’s proprietary e-commerce solutions. "
target: Masquerade
Masquerade, founded by David Engle and Jackson Geller, provides an omnichannel solution for selling secondhand apparel across multiple channels with the click of a button.
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closed 5/19/2016 via BusinessWire

Cima Group, Inc., acquired Knetik Inc.

synopsis: Cima Group, a telecommunications and digital conglomerate, announced they have finalized the acquisition of Knetik Inc, a Platform as a Service (PaaS) company that provides intelligent revenue-optimization with its business rules automation, digital and physical entitlements, and contextualized analytics.
buyer: Cima Group, Inc.
Cima Group is a global telecommunications and digital solutions provider and integrator. Cima Group is committed to delivering simple solutions through reliable technology and innovative services. "
target: Knetik Inc.
Knetik is a Platform as a Solution (PaaS) that provides for services management of any digital experience online. Powering personalization, engagement, and monetization, the Knetik Platform enables clients to rapidly deploy next-generation services leveraging a robust and scalable back-end.
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closed 7/13/2015 via BusinessWire

Rakuten Inc., acquired Fits.me

synopsis: Rakuten, Inc., a global leader in e-commerce, announced that it has acquired a 100% stake in fit preference specialist Fits.me. Fits.me’s pioneering virtual fitting room technology has been changing how top brands, such as Thomas Pink, QVC and Pretty Green sell clothing online.
buyer: Rakuten Inc. (TSE:4755:$11,169.44)
Rakuten, Inc. is one of the world's leading Internet services companies. They provide a variety of products and services for consumers and businesses, with a focus on e-commerce, finance, and digital content. "
target: Fits.me
Fits.me is a virtual fitting room for online clothing retailers. It has brought together competences from diverse fields ranging from apparel design and anthropometrics to IT, robotics and engineering.
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announced 9/27/2019 via BusinessWire

Logitech International, will acquire Streamlabs

synopsis: Logitech International, a multi-brand product company for music, gaming, video, and computing, will acquire Streamlabs, a leader in software and tools for live streaming. Streamlabs allows game streamers to engage with viewers, grow their brands and channels, and monetize their broadcasts across platforms like Twitch, YouTube, Mixer, and Facebook.
buyer: Logitech International (LOGI:$2,824.07)
Logitech is a multi-brand company that designs products that bring people together and connects them to digital experiences through music, gaming, video, and computing. Brands of Logitech include Logitech, Logitech G, ASTRO Gaming, Ultimate Ears, Jaybird, and Blue Microphones "
target: Streamlabs
Streamlabs is the leading provider of tools for professional streamers. Founded in 2014, its groundbreaking software, Streamlabs OBS, offers the largest set of features that content creators use to grow their audiences, engage with fans, and monetize their streams.
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closed 12/7/2016 via BNC Analysis

Starfish Media N.V., acquired VueTec Ltd.

synopsis: Angler Gaming’s subsidiary Starfish Media N.V. has acquired assets consisting of the brand, domains and player database from Vuetec Limited. VueTec provides Distance Gaming software that allows patrons to participate directly in games being played in real casinos, and allows operators to add a live gaming platform to their existing site.
buyer parent: Angler Gaming plc
buyer: Starfish Media N.V.
Starfish Media is a company based in Curaҫao, operating since 2012 with the objective to provide players with first class online gaming sites. They develop, maintain and operate user friendly, trustworthy and secure sites that offer the ultimate online gaming experience. "
target: VueTec Ltd.
VueTec’s Distance Gaming software first launched in 2002 and has allowed patrons to participate directly in games being played in real casinos, and allows operators to add a live gaming platform to their existing site, offering unrivalled trust and transparency to their members.
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closed 10/24/2018 via BNC Analysis

Club Assistant, LLC, acquired Strive Swim

synopsis: Club Assistant, an online swim club and team management software solution, has acquired Strive, a smart and easy to use club assistant software solution for swimming practice. Strive allows users to intelligently plan practices in less time.
buyer: Club Assistant, LLC
Club Assistant is an online swim club and team management software solution. Club Assistant allows clubs to manage their membership, billing, email, reports and calendars. Their software can also be used for water polo, martial arts, volleyball, biking, running and more. "
target: Strive Swim
Founded in 2016, Strive is a smart and easy to use club assistant software solution for swimming practice. Strive allows users to intelligently plan practices in less time. Strive's software uses adaptive algorithms and artificial intelligence to continually improve and make planning simple.
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closed 11/20/2019 via PR Newswire

Wondr Gaming, acquired Rival.ai

synopsis: Wondr Gaming, an esports acquisition fund founded by esports and media executives Mike Cotton and Jon Dwyer has acquired Rival.ai, an esports artificial intelligence integration company that provides esports data and algorithms for betting lines to gaming platforms, as well as insights and toolsets for esports broadcasters and streamers.
buyer: Wondr Gaming
Wondr Gaming builds and acquires assets in the esports industry, with a focus on companies that operate on the esports periphery, are title agnostic, and can work with any team or title, allowing the fund to tap into multiple revenue streams. "
target: Rival.ai
Rival.ai is a data provider focused on the esports sector. By utilizing artificial intelligence to analyze real-time player performance, various types of data feeds are made available for integration with multiple platforms.
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closed 11/20/2019 via PR Newswire

Wondr Gaming, acquired Rival.ai

synopsis: Wondr Gaming, an esports acquisition fund founded by esports and media executives Mike Cotton and Jon Dwyer has acquired Rival.ai, an esports artificial intelligence integration company that provides esports data and algorithms for betting lines to gaming platforms, as well as insights and toolsets for esports broadcasters and streamers.
buyer: Wondr Gaming
Wondr Gaming builds and acquires assets in the esports industry, with a focus on companies that operate on the esports periphery, are title agnostic, and can work with any team or title, allowing the fund to tap into multiple revenue streams. "
target: Rival.ai
Rival.ai is a data provider focused on the esports sector. By utilizing artificial intelligence to analyze real-time player performance, various types of data feeds are made available for integration with multiple platforms.
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announced 5/3/2018 via PR Newswire

RMRM Holdings, Sound Point Capital Management, will acquire Relativity Media, LLC

synopsis: Relativity Media has agreed to sell all of its assets to UltraV Holdings LLC, a joint venture among funds managed by Sound Point Capital Management and RMRM Holdings. Relativity Media operates a portfolio of major studio quality film assets with the capabilities and infrastructure to produce and distribute high caliber, original content.
buyer: RMRM Holdings
buyer: Sound Point Capital Management
UltraV Holdings LLC is a joint venture among funds managed by Sound Point Capital Management, a New York-based asset management firm with approximately $17 billion of assets under management, and RMRM Holdings, which is led by David Robbins, Lex Miron and Larry Robbins. "
target: Relativity Media, LLC
Relativity Media operates a portfolio of major studio quality film assets with the capabilities and infrastructure to produce and distribute high caliber, original content. They are engaged in the production and distribution of movies, television, fashion, sports, digital and music.
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