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closed 3/27/2006 via BusinessWire

Informed Balance merged with Sway, Inc.,

synopsis: Sway, Inc., a fast-growing, interactive marketing agency that builds social networks online, announced that it has merged with Informed Balance, a consulting firm which designs user experiences for global Fortune 500 companies.
buyer: Sway, Inc.
Sway creates innovative online experiences for businesses and their audiences. Through research, development and promotion, Sway creates measurable results that improve its clients' online presence, brand, and sales. "
target: Informed Balance
Informed Balance provides a host of online services such as Web strategy, usability and search engine optimization. The team of software engineers and user-centered designers balance market research, Web analytics and processes with the people side of the technology equation.
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closed 9/11/2007 via

YouGov plc, acquired Polimetrix

synopsis: YouGov, plc the UK's leading online market research company, will acquire Palo Alto-based Polimetrix, Inc., a leader in online polling in the US. YouGov acquired 32% of Polimetrix in December 2006 and will pay $24.1 million in cash and stock for the remaining 68% of Polimetrix that it does not currently own.
buyer: YouGov plc (AIM:YOU:$223.64)
YouGov is a professional market research agency pioneering the use of the Internet and information technology to collect higher-quality in-depth data for market research and public consultation. The sample for each survey is carefully selected and controlled. "
target: Polimetrix
Polimetrix conduct surveys through our PollingPoint website, which provides anyone interested with the opportunity to participate in interesting and serious polls on a variety of topics. PollingPoint also conducts surveys among its opt-in panelists via e-mail. Our only business is polling.
price ($mm)
$24*
rev ($mm)
$2
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16.4x
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closed 3/30/2007 via PR Newswire

Harris Interactive, acquired MediaTransfer AG Netresearch and Consulting

synopsis: Harris Interactive has acquired MediaTransfer AG Netresearch & Consulting, a private European online research firm based in Hamburg, Germany which will provide access into the $2.2 billion German market research market - the fourth-largest in the world.
buyer: Harris Interactive (HPOL:$140.32)
Harris Interactive is the 12th largest and fastest-growing market research firm in the world. The company provides innovative research, insights and strategic advice to help its clients make more confident decisions which lead to measurable and enduring improvements in performance. "
target: MediaTransfer AG Netresearch and Consulting
MediaTransfer AG specializes in online market research. Worldwide online panels allow MediaTransfer AG to offer clients from many different industries such as consumer and durable goods, telecommunications, financial services and automobile international market research, one stop.
price ($mm)
$8.10
rev ($mm)
$5
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2.0x
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closed 12/14/2015 via PR Newswire

Connexity, acquired Hitwise Pty. Ltd.

synopsis: Digital marketing company Connexity, Inc. has acquired Hitwise, a leader in large-scale online clickstream data collection and consumer behavioral analytics. Hitwise's broad, audience-based insights into consumer online behavioral trends bolsters Connexity's offering to marketers, agencies and publishers.
buyer parent: Symphony Technology Group
buyer: Connexity
Connexity, Inc. is a technology driven marketing solutions company that leverages almost twenty years of ecommerce expertise to enable retailers and brands to understand their consumers better, acquire new customers at a lower cost, and increase sales. "
target parent: Experian plc
target: Hitwise Pty. Ltd.
Hitwise is the leading online competitive intelligence service. Only Hitwise provides its 1,200 global clients with daily insights on how their customers interact with a broad range of competitive websites, and how their competitors use different tactics to attract online customers.
price ($mm)
$47
rev ($mm)
$74
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0.7x
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closed 9/9/2009 via Company Press Release

The Nielsen Company, Inc., acquired KoreanClick

synopsis: The Nielsen Company announced that it has acquired KoreanClick, the leading Web measurement company in South Korea. Already setting the standard for Internet measurement in the fast growing Asia/Pacific region, Nielsen further extends its global leadership with this acquisition.
buyer parent: Valcon Acquisition BV
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$3,500.00)
The Nielsen Company is world’s leading provider of marketing information, audience measurement, and business media products and services. Nielsen provides clients with the most complete view of their consumers and their markets. "
target: KoreanClick
KoreanClick collects and analyzes information regarding the behaviors of South Korean Internet users. Through these activities KoreanClick offers local and foreign companies information about the internet industry, media research results, consulting services and search engine marketing information.
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closed 4/19/2007 via PR Newswire

Experian Information Solutions, acquired Hitwise Pty. Ltd.

synopsis: Experian, the global information solutions company, has acquired Hitwise, a leading Internet marketing intelligence company, which helps clients monitor the performance of their websites and target their online advertising spend more effectively. The purchase price is approximately $240m and will be funded from Experian's existing cash resources.
buyer: Experian Information Solutions
Experian is a global leader in providing information solutions to organizations and consumers. It helps organizations find, develop and manage profitable customer relationships by providing information, decision-making solutions and processing services. "
target parent: Insight Venture Partners
target: Hitwise Pty. Ltd.
Hitwise is the leading online competitive intelligence service. Only Hitwise provides its 1,200 global clients with daily insights on how their customers interact with a broad range of competitive websites, and how their competitors use different tactics to attract online customers.
price ($mm)
$240
rev ($mm)
$40
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
6.0x
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announced 5/11/2011 via Market Wire

e-Rewards, Inc., will acquire Conversition Strategies

synopsis: e-Rewards, Inc. has reached an agreement to acquire Conversition Strategies, a pioneer in the Social Media Research industry. Its primary, EvoListen, collects data sourced from online social media outlets, filters the data collected, utilizes scientific sampling and weighting to report the results, and then formats it into quantitative data sets.
buyer: e-Rewards, Inc.
e-Rewards, Inc. is a global leader in permission based digital data collection and reporting. With over 1000 employees worldwide, it operates a strong portfolio of brands including Research Now, e-Miles, and Peanut Labs. "
target: Conversition Strategies
Conversition Strategies is an online social media data collection company based in Toronto, Canada. Conversition listens to consumers by applying scientific principles to the collection and analysis of social media data.
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closed 10/8/2010 via Market Wire

e-Rewards, Inc., acquired Peanut Labs, Inc.

synopsis: e-Rewards, Inc. announced the successful completion of its recently announced transaction to acquire Peanut Labs, Inc. ("Peanut Labs"). Effective immediately, Peanut Labs is a wholly-owned subsidiary of e-Rewards.
buyer: e-Rewards, Inc.
e-Rewards, Inc., owns Research Now, a global online sampling and online data collection company, recognized for delivering high-quality panelists, high response rates, and industry-leading panel retention rates. "
target: Peanut Labs, Inc.
Peanut Labs enables companies to gather quality data for market research by embedding surveys into a large and diverse population of social media sites. Peanut Labs has grown its respondent pool from 20 million consumers in 2007 to over 240 million consumers to date.
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closed 4/4/2007 via Company Press Release

SNL Financial LC, acquired Kagan Research LLC

synopsis: SNL Financial, the leading sector-focused provider of essential business intelligence to investment banks, money managers and corporations, today announced the acquisition of leading media research and analysis firm, Kagan Research.
buyer: SNL Financial LC
SNL collects, standardizes and disseminates all relevant corporate, financial, market and M&A data -- plus news and analysis - for the Energy, Banking, Financial Services, Insurance, Real Estate and Media & Communications industries. "
target parent: MCG Capital Corporation
target: Kagan Research LLC
Kagan's consulting, publishing and data services provide exclusive benchmarking data and analysis, market advisories and long-range forecasts for TV, radio, cable, satellite, wireless, movie and sports sectors.
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closed 8/18/2021 via BNC Analysis

TechInsights, acquired VLSI Research Inc.

synopsis: TechInsights Inc. is pleased to announce the acquisition of VLSI Research Inc., the award-winning provider of market and economic analysis covering the semiconductor supply chain. Together, TechInsights and VLSI will provide a unified platform of the most valuable semiconductor-related content to inform the world's most innovative companies.
buyer: TechInsights
TechInsights is the global leader in delivering Intellectual Property (IP) consulting, patent brokerage and technical analysis. Its patent professionals help technology companies strategically align their patent portfolios with business objectives to maximize growth. "
target: VLSI Research Inc.
VLSI Research Inc. is the award-winning provider of market and economic analysis covering the semiconductor supply chain. VLSI's information is selectively crafted by the world's most renowned semiconductor market research analysts who have over a century of combined experience.
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closed 1/10/2007 via PR Newswire

Meredith Corporation, acquired Genex

synopsis: Meredith Corporation, one of America's leading media and marketing companies, has acquired Genex, an interactive marketing services firm that specializes in online customer relationship marketing.
buyer: Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP:$2,879.70)
Meredith is one of the nation's leading media and marketing companies with businesses centering on magazine and book publishing, television broadcasting, integrated marketing and interactive media. "
target: Genex
Genex is an interactive marketing services firm that specializes in online customer relationship marketing.
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closed 2/3/2004 via PR Newswire

Aerwav Integration Services Inc., acquired Mobius Technology Solutions Inc.

synopsis: Aerwav Integration Services Inc. (AIS), a provider of integrated security and critical communications solutions, announced today that it has acquired Mobius Technology Solutions Inc., a developer of custom Content Management Systems, E-commerce applications and secure data-management solutions.
buyer: Aerwav Integration Services Inc.
Aerwav Integration Services, Inc. ("AIS") is a communications services provider currently specializing in integrated security solutions. We combine the latest in cost-efficient technology, an expert staff and seamless system integration to protect and enhance the assets of our customers. Our value "
target: Mobius Technology Solutions Inc.
Mobius Technology Solutions is a leading Web-development, business consulting, technology and marketing services firm that builds digital solutions that work for its customers. Mobius Technology Solutions focuses on Strategic Internet Consulting, Online Branding and Site Development, Custom E- comm
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closed 1/19/2011 via BusinessWire

Emailvision, acquired ObjectiveMarketer

synopsis: Emailvision, the global leader in software as a service (SaaS) for email marketing, has announced it has acquired ObjectiveMarketer, a pioneer in social media marketing. This acquisition will enable online marketers to efficiently plan, automate, execute, and measure social marketing campaigns.
buyer: Emailvision
Founded in 1999, Emailvision has grown to become the global leader in software as a service for email and social marketing. With offices in over 17 locations, Emailvision delivers over 4 billion messages per month on behalf of 3,000 clients located around the world. "
target: ObjectiveMarketer
ObjectiveMarketer is a fast growing start-up based in Redwood City, California with Social Media Marketing solutions that enable organizations to actively manage and measure their social engagement practices across all major social media channels.
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closed 12/21/2010 via Market Wire

Dachis Corporation, Inc., acquired Powered, Inc.

synopsis: Dachis Group, the world's largest Social Business consultancy, announced the acquisition of Powered Inc. and its operating subsidiaries StepChange Group, Drillteam, and crayon. Powered is a full-service social media agency that helps brands and their agencies establish a meaningful brand presence across the social media spectrum.
buyer parent: Austin Ventures, L.P.
buyer: Dachis Corporation, Inc.
Dachis Group is a Social Business consultancy. Through its three main Social Business practice areas, Social Business Strategy, Social Business Engagement, and Social Business Intelligence, Dachis Group helps large organizations become more connected and engaged with their constituents. "
target: Powered, Inc.
Powered, Inc. builds and executes social media programs utilizing a full suite of services and technologies to address earned media, Facebook and mobile applications, content marketing, and branded communities.
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closed 1/11/2010 via Market Wire

Powered, Inc., acquired Crayon

synopsis: Powered announced that it is launching a full-service social media agency through the acquisition of Crayon. Crayon works with Fortune 1000 brands to develop strategies that positively impact customer relationships through the integration of continuous online conversations into traditional marketing programs.
buyer: Powered, Inc.
Powered, Inc. builds and executes social media programs utilizing a full suite of services and technologies to address earned media, Facebook and mobile applications, content marketing, and branded communities. "
target: Crayon
Crayon brings extensive experience as a strategic social marketing consultancy. Crayon works with Fortune 1000 brands to develop strategies that positively impact customer relationships through the integration of continuous online conversations into traditional marketing programs.
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closed 1/11/2010 via Market Wire

Powered, Inc., acquired Drillteam

synopsis: Powered announced that it is launching a full-service social media agency through the acquisition of Drillteam. Drillteam helps brands acquire and energize customer advocates, then sustain momentum through both offline events and online communities, and promotions on platforms like Facebook, niche blogs and Twitter.
buyer: Powered, Inc.
Powered, Inc. builds and executes social media programs utilizing a full suite of services and technologies to address earned media, Facebook and mobile applications, content marketing, and branded communities. "
target: Drillteam
Drillteam is an engagement marketing agency specializing in earned media. Drillteam helps brands acquire and energize customer advocates, then sustain momentum through both offline events and online communities, and promotions on platforms like Facebook, niche blogs and Twitter.
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closed 1/11/2010 via Market Wire

Powered, Inc., acquired StepChange

synopsis: Powered announced that it is launching a full-service social media agency through the acquisition of StepChange. StepChange enhances a brand's reach by extending presence into social networks and mobile platforms through Facebook development/applications, social site development, mobile/applications and Widget Ads.
buyer: Powered, Inc.
Powered, Inc. builds and executes social media programs utilizing a full suite of services and technologies to address earned media, Facebook and mobile applications, content marketing, and branded communities. "
target: StepChange
StepChange enhances a brand's reach by extending presence into social networks and mobile platforms through Facebook development/applications, social site development, mobile/applications and Widget Ads.
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closed 10/24/2007 via Company Press Release

Wunderman, acquired Blast Radius

synopsis: WPP has acquired Vancouver-based Blast Radius, a strategic interactive agency with offices in Amsterdam, New York, London, Toronto and San Francisco. Following Closing, Blast Radius will be aligned with WPP's Wunderman network, the second largest marketing services and relationship marketing network.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Wunderman
Wunderman is one of the largest, most experienced customer-focused marketing communications companies in the world, with 76 offices in 36 countries. Our focus is simple: acquire, keep and offer value to consumers in the most creative ways possible. "
target: Blast Radius
Founded in 1997, Blast Radius is a proudly independent strategic interactive agency that builds long term relationships with major consumer-facing brands to deliver innovative and profitable customer experiences that realize the promise of the connected world.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$43
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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closed 2/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

EnterBridge Technologies, Inc., acquired SMA Informatics Partners LLC

synopsis: EnterBridge Technologies Inc bought SMA Informatics Partners LLC. SMA Informatics Partners LLC is a Richmond-based data analytics firm that provides data collection and data analysis that helps hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, and physician practices compare their quality of care to competitors and improve clinical outcomes.
buyer: EnterBridge Technologies, Inc.
EnterBridge, a Henrico County, VA-based firm founded by entrepreneurs Erik Bleyl and Todd Nuckols in 2002, EnterBridge uses data and analytics to create a better customer experience for B2B organizations looking to grow through innovation. "
target: SMA Informatics Partners LLC
SMA Informatics Partners LLC is a Richmond-based data analytics firm that provides data collection and data analysis that helps hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, and physician practices compare their quality of care to competitors and improve clinical outcomes. It has customers in 32 states.
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closed 6/22/2007 via Company Press Release

VNU Media Measurement & Information, purchased a minority stake in NetRatings, Inc.

synopsis: The Nielsen Company and NetRatings, Inc. completed the previously announced merger of NetRatings with a wholly owned subsidiary of The Nielsen Company.
buyer parent: Valcon Acquisition BV
buyer: VNU Media Measurement & Information
VNU Media Measurement & Information: global leader in measuring the usage of media. Every day, thousands of companies around the world rely on the information of VNU Media Measurement & Information to help them improve their business performance. "
target parent: Valcon Acquisition BV
target: NetRatings, Inc.
NetRatings, Inc. delivers leading Internet media and market research solutions, marketed globally under the Nielsen//NetRatings brand. With high quality, technology-driven products and services, Nielsen//NetRatings is the global standard for Internet audience measurement.
price ($mm)
$306*
rev ($mm)
$82
EBITDA ($mm)
$6
EV / rev
9.5x
EV / EBITDA
127.1x
closed 8/19/2015 via BusinessWire

Spredfast, acquired Shoutlet

synopsis: Spredfast, the leading Social Software platform, announced it has acquired Shoutlet, an innovator in social data integration. Shoutlet is an enterprise-class, cloud-based social marketing platform that empowers brands to build meaningful customer relationships that drive real value.
buyer: Spredfast
Spredfast is transforming the way companies connect with consumers. Spredfast’s smart social software enables companies to build lasting relationships with today’s digitally connected consumer. "
target: Shoutlet
Shoutlet is an enterprise-class, cloud-based social marketing platform that empowers brands to build meaningful customer relationships that drive real value.
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closed 3/27/2006 via BusinessWire

Informed Balance merged with Sway, Inc.,

synopsis: Sway, Inc., a fast-growing, interactive marketing agency that builds social networks online, announced that it has merged with Informed Balance, a consulting firm which designs user experiences for global Fortune 500 companies.
buyer: Sway, Inc.
Sway creates innovative online experiences for businesses and their audiences. Through research, development and promotion, Sway creates measurable results that improve its clients' online presence, brand, and sales. "
target: Informed Balance
Informed Balance provides a host of online services such as Web strategy, usability and search engine optimization. The team of software engineers and user-centered designers balance market research, Web analytics and processes with the people side of the technology equation.
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closed 3/27/2006 via BusinessWire

Informed Balance merged with Sway, Inc.,

synopsis: Sway, Inc., a fast-growing, interactive marketing agency that builds social networks online, announced that it has merged with Informed Balance, a consulting firm which designs user experiences for global Fortune 500 companies.
buyer: Sway, Inc.
Sway creates innovative online experiences for businesses and their audiences. Through research, development and promotion, Sway creates measurable results that improve its clients' online presence, brand, and sales. "
target: Informed Balance
Informed Balance provides a host of online services such as Web strategy, usability and search engine optimization. The team of software engineers and user-centered designers balance market research, Web analytics and processes with the people side of the technology equation.
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closed 2/3/2006 via PR Newswire

Responsys, acquired INBOX Marketing Inc.

synopsis: Responsys, a premier provider of on-demand email and lifecycle marketing solutions, today announced the acquisition of INBOX Marketing Inc., an award-winning professional services firm specializing in the strategic optimization of email marketing programs.
buyer: Responsys (MKTG:$194.33)
Founded in 1998, Responsys is a premier provider of email marketing solutions for Global 2000 companies. The company’s powerful and highly scalable platform improves the deliverability, relevance, intimacy and responsiveness of digital dialogues and campaigns. "
target: INBOX Marketing Inc.
INBOX Marketing, Inc. (INBOX) is a full-service, permission-based, direct sales, marketing and communications solutions provider. We help organizations integrate the capabilities of the Internet (web, email, and search) to lower costs and grow profitable revenues and market share.
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closed 8/23/2006 via BNC Analysis

Salesforce.com, acquired Kieden Corporation

synopsis: Salesforce.com has linked up with Google's advertising program, AdWords, after acquiring an add-on with its purchase of tech firm Kieden. Salesforce.com acquired San Francisco-based tech firm Kieden Corporation in August 2006, but has not disclosed any details of the deal, including the price tag.
buyer: Salesforce.com (CRM:$26,492.00)
Salesforce.com provides hosted applications that manage customer information for sales, marketing, and customer support, providing clients with a cheaper, more rapidly deployable alternative to buying and maintaining enterprise software. "
target: Kieden Corporation
Kieden Corp delivers the only search marketing application that is completely integrated with salesforce.com. By mashing up Salesforce.com with powerful applications from Search Engine Marketing leaders such as Google and Yahoo!, Kieden delivers unprecedented insight into search marketing results.
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closed 1/5/2006 via BusinessWire

Digital River, Inc., acquired Commerce5, Inc.

synopsis: Digital River has completed the previously announced acquisition of Commerce5, Inc., a leader in enterprise class outsourced e-commerce solutions for high-tech manufacturing and consumer electronics markets. In accordance with the terms of the acquisition agreement announced on December 1, 2005, Digital River paid $45 million in cash for Commerce5.
buyer: Digital River, Inc. (DRIV:$373.69)
Digital River, Inc., a global leader in e-commerce outsourcing, builds and manages profitable online businesses for nearly 34,000 companies worldwide. Its comprehensive e-commerce solution and world-class infrastructure are designed to help companies of all sizes quickly maximize online revenues. "
target: Commerce5, Inc.
ChannelWave is a leading provider of channel management and commerce solutions that enable businesses to increase sales and margins by building stronger connections with their channels and customers.
price ($mm)
$45
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closed 2/2/2005 via PR Newswire

Click Commerce, Inc., purchased channel management and service automation solutions businesses from ChannelWave, Inc.

synopsis: Click Commerce, Inc. a leading provider of collaborative extranet solutions, today announced it has acquired substantially all of the operating assets of ChannelWave's channel management and service automation solutions businesses.
buyer parent: Illinois Tool Works Inc
buyer: Click Commerce, Inc.
Requisite Technology Inc. is a leading provider of channel management, eCommerce and master data management solutions. Requisite Technology's Channel Management solution helps enterprises manage all aspects of the partner sales channel lifecycle. "
seller: ChannelWave, Inc.
ChannelWave is a leading provider of channel management and commerce solutions that enable businesses to increase sales and margins by building stronger connections with their channels and customers.
price ($mm)
$4.64
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closed 2/7/2006 via PR Newswire

Perfect Commerce, Inc., acquired Commerce One, LLC.

synopsis: Perfect Commerce, Inc., the largest provider of On-Demand Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) solutions and The Open Supplier Network, announced it has acquired Commerce One, LLC, a leading e-commerce solutions provider. Commerce One pioneered e-commerce by bringing suppliers and buyers together over the Internet.
buyer: Perfect Commerce, Inc.
Perfect Commerce provides Enterprise Supply Management (ESM) software, services and expertise that enable Global 2000 companies such as America West Airlines, Bechtell, and others to increase profits and improve product and service quality. "
target: Commerce One, LLC.
Commerce One, Inc. is a provider of business-to-business electronic commerce solutions that link buyers and suppliers of indirect goods and services into trading communities over the Internet.
price ($mm)
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$20
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closed 10/26/2006 via PR Newswire

Illinois Tool Works Inc, acquired Click Commerce, Inc.

synopsis: Illinois Tool Works Inc. and Click Commerce, Inc. announced that ITW has successfully completed its cash tender offer to purchase all outstanding shares of common stock of Click Commerce.
buyer: Illinois Tool Works Inc (ITW:$13,877.07)
A multibillion dollar company with more than 90 years of history, ITW today designs and manufactures fasteners and components, equipment and consumable systems and a variety of specialty products and equipment for customers around the world. "
target: Click Commerce, Inc.
Requisite Technology Inc. is a leading provider of channel management, eCommerce and master data management solutions. Requisite Technology's Channel Management solution helps enterprises manage all aspects of the partner sales channel lifecycle.
price ($mm)
$289
rev ($mm)
$74
EBITDA ($mm)
$24
EV / rev
3.9x
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11.8x
closed 6/17/2010 via BNC Analysis

The Huffington Post, acquired Adaptive Semantics

synopsis: Huffington Post announced that it has acquired Adaptive Semantics. Adaptive provides JuLiA, a semantic analysis engine already used by Huffington post to help moderate the 100,000 comments published every day.
buyer: The Huffington Post
HuffingtonPost.com an online news site and group blog. Its services include an ongoing open competition for user-generated Web projects that involves reviewing entries, recruit new contestants, provide tech support and encouragement to current contestants, and manage monthly prize fulfillment. "
target: Adaptive Semantics
From major blog networks, to social networks, to community reviews sites, Adaptive Semantics' JuLiA offers automated comment moderation, user-profiling, and a series of reporting tools to enhance and streamline the entire community moderation process.
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closed 4/22/2008 via PR Newswire

Planet Payment, acquired iPay

synopsis: Planet Payment, Inc. a leading international multi-currency payment and data processor, today announced that the Company has completed the purchase of the assets of the e-Commerce processing business formerly known as iPay.
buyer: Planet Payment (PLPM:$52.98)
Planet Payment enables processors, acquiring banks and their merchants to accept, process and reconcile credit card transactions in multiple currencies, allowing cardholders to view prices and settle transactions in their native currency. "
target parent: Pay By Touch
target: iPay
The iPay technology is used by merchants to facilitate the acceptance of credit and debit cards as payment for goods and services, principally sold over the Internet, or in other non-face-to-face transactions.
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announced 12/16/2005 via PR Newswire

Network Solutions, Inc., will acquire MonsterCommerce, Inc.

synopsis: Network Solutions, the leading provider of Web solutions and pioneer of domain name registration, announced today it has entered a definitive agreement to acquire MonsterCommerce a leading provider of comprehensive e-commerce solutions.
buyer parent: General Atlantic, LLC
buyer: Network Solutions, Inc.
Network Solutions, LLC, a leading provider of online solutions for small businesses who want to be found on the Internet or sell online, and the pioneer of the domain name registration service, offers a full range of Web-related servicess, including e-mail and domain name registration services. "
target: MonsterCommerce, Inc.
Thousands of companies trust their vital e-commerce operations to MonsterCommerce. Founded in 1998, the company is an industry leader known for delivering integrated, customizable, easy-to-understand and use e-commerce storefront systems for companies of all sizes.
price ($mm)
$75
rev ($mm)
$15
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5.0x
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closed 10/18/2005 via BusinessWire

Smart Online, Inc., acquired iMart Corporation

synopsis: Smart Online, Inc., a leading provider of Software-as-Services (SaS) for the small-to-medium size business (SMB) market and iMart Corporation, a leading solutions provider of multi-channel eCommerce systems, today announced that Smart Online has acquired iMart for $3.4 million in cash and 205,767 shares of stock.
buyer: Smart Online, Inc.
Smart Online Inc. is a pioneer of Web-native applications, and is the first provider to offer a private-labeled online business platform that enables Web delivery of applications and services used to start, grow and run small-to-medium size businesses (SMBs). "
target: iMart Corporation
iMart is a leading solutions provider of multi-channel commerce systems for companies ranging from venture stage to Fortune 1000. We provide innovative products and expert services to companies that conduct business directly with their customers via direct marketing or direct selling.
price ($mm)
$5.38
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$3
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closed 8/4/2011 via BusinessWire

Verint Witness Actionable Solutions, acquired Vovici Corporation

synopsis: Verint®Systems Inc. has completed its acquisition of Vovici Corp, a leading provider of online survey management and enterprise feedback solutions, through Verint® Witness Actionable Solutions®. The combined company features the market’s most comprehensive Voice of the Customer software and services offering.
buyer parent: Comverse Technology, Inc.
buyer: Verint Witness Actionable Solutions
Verint® Witness Actionable Solutions® is the worldwide leader in enterprise workforce optimization software and services. Its unified Impact 360® suite enables organizations of all sizes to capture, analyze and act on customer, business and market intelligence, and optimize customer experiences. "
target: Vovici Corporation
Vovici Corp is the leading provider of online survey management and enterprise feedback solutions. Powerful, scalable and easy to use, Vovici’s solutions help companies engage customers, employees and partners to increase loyalty, facilitate innovation, and influence critical business decisions.
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$56
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closed 11/13/2008 via BusinessWire

Gannett Co., Inc., acquired Ripple6, Inc

synopsis: Gannett Co., Inc. has acquired Ripple6, Inc., a leading provider of social media services. Ripple6 will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Gannett and will continue to offer its best of breed social media technology and analytics not only to Gannett but also to an array of top tier marketers and Web publishers.
buyer: Gannett Co., Inc. (GCI:$3,208.08)
Gannett Co., Inc. is an international news and information company operating on multiple platforms including the Internet, mobile, newspapers, magazines and TV stations. Gannett is an Internet leader with hundreds of newspaper and TV Web sites. "
target: Ripple6, Inc
Ripple6™ helps marketers and publishers implement their business strategy through social media. The company provides an enterprise white label social media platform to create consumer engagements and relationships, enable social marketing, and facilitate commerce and collaboration.
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closed 6/19/2006 via BusinessWire

Austin Ventures, L.P., acquired WebSurveyor Corporation

synopsis: Austin Ventures today announced the acquisitions of Perseus Development Corporation, a leading provider of enterprise feedback management solutions, and WebSurveyor, a leading provider of online survey tools for business professionals.
buyer: Austin Ventures, L.P.
Austin Ventures has worked with talented entrepreneurs to build valuable companies for nearly twenty-five years. With $3.9 billion under management, AV is the most active venture capital and growth equity firm in Texas and one of the most established in the nation. "
target: WebSurveyor Corporation
Vovici Corporation is the leading provider of Enterprise Feedback Management solutions, a growing field that includes online survey software and research services that enable the collection and management of feedback from customers, partners, and employees to help shape organizational strategy.
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closed 1/30/2008 via

Hoover’s Connect, acquired Visible Path Corporation

synopsis: Hoover’s, Inc. announced the official launch of Hoover’s Connect – a powerful business networking tool that helps users get introduced to and establish relationships with targeted prospects. This launch coincides with Hoover’s agreement to acquire Visible Path, the company that had been powering Hoover's Connect Beta for the past year.
buyer parent: Dun & Bradstreet, Inc.
buyer: Hoover’s Connect
Hoover's Connect incorporates professional social networking technology developed with the intent to provide large enterprises with the automated data gathering, privacy and analysis that they require. "
target: Visible Path Corporation
Visible Path applies social network algorithms that automatically rate relationship strength and path strength to drive new levels of success, efficiency and trust in your social network. Visible Path allows individuals and companies to connect their social networks while maintaining privacy.
price ($mm)
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closed 12/17/2015 via BNC Analysis

Buffer, acquired Respondly Inc.

synopsis: Social-sharing and scheduling tool Buffer has acquired Respondly. Respondly is a customer service tool for companies that use Twitter to deal with queries and complaints — it lets managers assign tweets to team members to respond to, and collates replies and mentions to ensure that nothing gets buried in the Twitter noise.
buyer: Buffer
Buffer is the easiest way to schedule social media posts, photos and video to Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn & Google+. Users can fill up Buffer with posts and Buffer schedules them. "
target: Respondly Inc.
Respondly is a customer service tool for companies that use Twitter to deal with queries and complaints — it lets managers assign tweets to team members to respond to, and collates replies and mentions to ensure that nothing gets buried in the Twitter noise.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/14/2022 via BNC Analysis

Last.app, acquired Klikin Deals SPAIN, S.L.

synopsis: The Spanish startup Last.app has acquired Klikin, a digital platform for orders, reservations and loyalty for businesses in the restaurant sector, owned by the multi-energy company Repsol. Klikin is a Madrid-based start-up that has developed a digital platform for bookings, payment and promotional management.
buyer: Last.app
Last.app, based in Barcelona, is dedicated to developing software to make life easier for restaurants. Last.app is the ultimate management ecosystem for restaurants. Last provides control of an entire business without having to use multiple platforms. "
target parent: Repsol, S.A.
target: Klikin Deals SPAIN, S.L.
Klikin is a Madrid-based start-up that has developed a digital platform for bookings, payment and promotional management to connect local businesses with their clients.
price ($mm)
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closed 7/20/2022 via Company Press Release

Access Group, acquired ProspectSoft Ltd.

synopsis: Access ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), a division of The Access Group, a leading British provider of business management software to small and mid-market organisations, has acquired ProspectSoft Ltd. Based in the UK, ProspectSoft provides niche Customer Relationship Management and e-commerce software for the B2B market.
buyer parent: TA Associates
buyer: Access Group
Access is a leading provider of business software to the UK mid-market. Their portfolio of solutions includes ERP, finance, HR, Payroll, recruitment, warehousing, business intelligence, professional service automation, manufacturing, and more. "
target parent: Maven Capital Partners
target: ProspectSoft Ltd.
Based in the UK, ProspectSoft provides niche Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and e-commerce software for the Business-to-Business (B2B) market. Its technology can be fully integrated with clients’ existing accounting and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) packages.
price ($mm)
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closed 6/21/2022 via BusinessWire

Productsup, acquired World of Content

synopsis: Productsup, the leading product-to-consumer (P2C) software company, announced its acquisition of World of Content, a rapidly-emerging product experience management provider. Driven by innovation, the platform provides more usability, flexibility, and speed in managing product content than any other conventional provider.
buyer parent: Nordwind Capital GmbH
buyer: Productsup
Productsup provides software that analyzes data used to create marketing and advertising content and product videos. Online merchants, aggregators and agencies alike can take control of their individual product data needs and boost their performance in the fast-growing e-commerce industry. "
target: World of Content
World of Content powers ecommerce through smart content management services. Driven by innovation, the platform provides more usability, flexibility, and speed in managing product content than any other conventional provider.
price ($mm)
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announced 5/23/2022 via BNC Analysis

Relatech S.p.A., will acquire Fair Winds Digital

synopsis: Relatech, a Digital Enabler Solution Knowledge (DESK) Company in Italy, will acquire Fair Winds Digital S.r.l., an Italian IT company that specializes in IoT solutions. Fair Winds Digital provides IoT design services to help enterprises to build IoT systems. Their IoT Catalyst platform makes IoT integration simpler, faster, and more effective.
buyer: Relatech S.p.A. (BIT:RLT:$26.51)
Relatech Group has been an Italian Technology Partner since 2001. Thanks to a team of 150 high skilled resources in its three locations in Milan, Naples and Cosenza, Relatech is a successful Digital & System Integrator provider. "
target: Fair Winds Digital
Fair Winds Digital is an Italian IT company that specializes in IoT solutions. Fair Winds Digital provides edge computing and IoT architecture design services to help enterprises design and roll-out IoT systems. Their IoT Catalyst platform makes IoT integration simpler, faster, and more effective.
price ($mm)
$0.33
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.1x
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/10/2022 via PR Newswire

Peak Rock Capital, acquired Mojix

synopsis: An affiliate of Peak Rock Capital, a leading middle-market private investment firm, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Mojix Inc., a leading supply chain SaaS platform. Mojix's item-level inventory management and traceability solutions are used by leading food & beverage, manufacturing, and retail clients across the globe.
buyer: Peak Rock Capital
Peak Rock Capital is a leading middle-market private investment firm that makes equity and debt investments in companies in North America and Europe. Peak Rock's equity investment platform focuses on opportunities where it can support senior management. "
target: Mojix
Mojix provides real-time IoT solutions for enterprise operations management and customer engagement. Its cloud based IOT software platform and mobile applications leverages its pioneering wide-area RFID systems, which are built on patented long-range location technology.
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