Like WeerOnline BV

closed 8/10/2020 via BNC Analysis

Infoplaza B.V., acquired WeerOnline BV

synopsis: Weeronline has been acquired by Infoplaza Group, which includes brands such as Weerplaza, Buienalarm and business services to companies. The takeover of Weeronline by Infoplaza will create 'the largest weather platform in the Benelux'. Weeronline provides the current weather and forecast for over 2.3 million places, including The Netherlands.
buyer: Infoplaza B.V.
Infolaza helps consumers and businesses make decisions with expert weather analysis. Infoplaza provides the right weather information in simple, clear formats. Clients can decide quickly and easily what their best course of action should be. Infoplaza is based in the Netherlands. "
target parent: HolidayCheck Group AG
target: WeerOnline BV
Weeronline provides the current weather and forecast for over 2.3 million places, including The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, and various other European countries. Weeronline gives an accurate forecast and the latest weather news at any time of the day.
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closed 11/15/2016 via BusinessWire

xAd, Inc., acquired WeatherBug

synopsis: xAd, Inc. announced it has acquired WeatherBug (a division of Earth Networks), including its mobile and web properties: WeatherBug mobile, desktop and iWatch apps, WeatherBug.com, and WeatherBug connected TV assets. WeatherBug provides the most accurate IoT sensor data through more than ten thousand private weather stations.
buyer: xAd, Inc.
xAd is the global leader in location intelligence that drives sales – unlocking opportunity in the 90% of retail transactions that are still completed offline. xAd can provide in-store visitation insights by market, brand and even by specific competitors. "
target parent: Earth Networks, Inc.
target: WeatherBug
WeatherBug, the leading provider of weather information services, manages and operates a proprietary network of 8,000 WeatherBug Tracking Stations and more than 1,000 cameras that are strategically placed at schools, public safety facilities and television stations throughout the U.S.
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closed 1/29/2016 via PR Newswire

IBM Watson Group, acquired The Weather Company

synopsis: IBM announced it has closed the acquisition of The Weather Company's B2B, mobile and cloud-based web properties. The TV segment, The Weather Channel, will not be acquired by IBM. The Weather Company's high-volume data platform will join with IBM's global cloud and the advanced cognitive computing capabilities of IBM Watson.
buyer parent: IBM
buyer: IBM Watson Group
IBM Watson was developed in IBM’s Research labs. Using natural language processing and analytics, Watson processes information akin to how people think, representing a major shift in an organization’s ability to quickly analyze, understand and respond to Big Data. "
target parent: Bain Capital
target: The Weather Company
Through The Weather Channel, weather.com, Weather Underground, and third-party publishing partners, The Weather Company provides millions of people every day with the world's best weather forecasts, content and data, connecting with them through television, online, mobile and tablet screens.
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closed 2/26/2009 via PR Newswire

Zoover International, acquired WeerOnline BV

synopsis: Zoover International, one of Europe's largest portals of holiday review content, announced that it has acquired WeerOnline BV, a global provider of meteorological content.
buyer: Zoover International
Zoover is the largest independent travel website in Europe which has free access for all visitors and is a orientated website with reviews and opinions of hotels, and destinations for travellers by travellers. Zoover has 700.000 reviews of more than 140,000 accommodations worldwide. "
target: WeerOnline BV
WeerOnline is one of the largest weather content sites in the Benelux with global weather forecasts, precipitation, and satellite images. Many tourists use this website to obtain weather forecasts and updates of their holiday destination.
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closed 9/12/2008 via

Bain Capital, Blackstone Group LP, NBC Universal, acquired The Weather Channel Properties

synopsis: NBC Universal, Bain Capital and The Blackstone Group announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire The Weather Channel properties from Landmark Communications. The Weather Channel will be operated as a separate entity, based in Atlanta, with management services to be provided by NBC Universal.
buyer: Bain Capital
buyer: Blackstone Group LP (BX:$16,433.94)
buyer: NBC Universal
Founded in 1984, Bain Capital's primary aim is to acquire or invest in companies that have excellent potential for equity appreciation. Bain Capital's approach is to develop partnerships with exceptional management teams. "
target parent: Landmark Communications, Inc.
target: The Weather Channel Properties
Weather Channel Properties includes The Weather Channel Networks, the third-most-distributed cable network, The Weather Channel Interactive, which includes weather.com,and Weather Services International, a global leader in weather forecasting, with more than 5,500 clients worldwide.
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$3,500
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closed 5/20/2015 via Market Wire

Weathernews inc., acquired Weathermob

synopsis: Weathernews Inc. announced it has acquired Weathermob, the Boston-based social weather company to create a leading social weather prediction platform for highly accurate forecasts using on-the-ground weather observation and reporting. With the new Weathermob relationship, Weathernews is poised to become a major world-wide weather cooperative.
buyer: Weathernews inc. (TSE:4825:$127.02)
Weathernews Inc. is the World's largest private weather service company. Weathernews differentiates itself from other weather companies by utilizing multiple weather models data sources, analyzing and modifying them with in-house meteorological expertise to produce accurate forecasts. "
target: Weathermob
Weathermob lets users share, discover, and discuss the weather with people from around the world. It’s a free, entertaining, and easy way to share one's weather.
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closed 1/28/2016 via BNC Analysis

Giftxoxo, acquired Actizone

synopsis: Bangalore-based Nreach Online Services Pvt Ltd, which runs online gifting platform Giftxoxo, has acquired Actizone, an online portal to discover extracurricular activities. Mumbai-based Actizone, run by PassionKart Services Pvt Ltd, caters to all age groups, from toddlers to adults, who can discover activities grouped under 12 broad categories.
buyer: Giftxoxo
Giftxoxo is a company focused on experiential gifting since its start in 2012. Giftxoxo’s unique Corporate Gifts make them the pioneer in the gifting industry. Giftxoxo specializes in Experiences gifts, Gift vouchers and the Rewards and Recognition Portal - XoxoEngage. "
target: Actizone
Actizone is an online search and discovery platform that lets users find the best extracurricular activities in their neighbourhood in a fast and convenient way. Actizone provides comprehensive information related to the professionals and activity centres, including photos, videos, and reviews.
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closed 9/9/2015 via Yahoo, Inc.

Long Island Exchange merged with Long Island Media Inc.,

synopsis: LongIslandExchange.com and LongIsland.com, the two premiere online sources encompassing the unique experience that is Long Island, announced a powerhouse merger under the umbrella of Long Island Media Inc., amassing the largest collective grouping of websites ever based on and dedicated to Long Island.
buyer: Long Island Media Inc.
Long Island Media, Inc. owns and operates the largest privately held network of Long Island based web sites on the Internet. The company owns LongIsland.com, and has acquired most of Long Island's original web portals; websites specifically focused on Long Island New York. "
target parent: Searchen Networks
target: Long Island Exchange
LongIslandExchange.com is well recognized as the leading city guide for Long Island residents as well as visitors to the area. The site offers credible, well edited, and monitored local information, news, free classifieds, and reporting making it the leading localized portal.
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closed 1/16/2014 via PR Web

Searchen Networks, acquired LongIslandExchange.com

synopsis: Searchen Networks is pleased to announce its acquisition of online publication Long Island Exchange. The site offers credible, well edited, and monitored local information, news, free classifieds, and reporting making it the leading localized portal.
buyer: Searchen Networks
Searchen Networks is a pioneer in search engine marketing. The SEARCHEN mission is, and has always been, to provide services poised at increasing a companies overall visibility on the Internet. "
target: LongIslandExchange.com
LongIslandExchange.com is well recognized as the leading city guide for Long Island residents as well as visitors to the area. The site offers credible, well edited, and monitored local information, news, free classifieds, and reporting making it the leading localized portal.
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closed 5/1/2013 via Company Press Release

Brownstoner Media, acquired QueensNYC.com

synopsis: Blankslate has sold QueensNYC blog to partner Brownstoner. Brownstoner is going to transition the site and rename it Brownstoner Queens. The site will take on Brownstoner’s voice and unique perspective on real estate. QueensNYC is a daily site about the happenings in New York City’s biggest borough, Queens.
buyer: Brownstoner Media
Brownstoner is the leading site about Brooklyn real estate and renovation, and all the tangential topics that impact life inside and outside the home in Brooklyn; the site also boasts a Marketplace with over 3,000 real estate listings and 250 local businesses. "
target parent: BlankSlate
target: QueensNYC.com
QueensNYC explores NYC’s largest borough. They delve in to the news, life, culture and geography of Queens, finding the places, food and cultural adventures that make Queens unique. Though the site is about Queens, they also focus on connections relevant to the rest of NYC and surrounding areas.
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announced 7/26/2012 via BNC Analysis

Optus, will acquire Eatability Pty Limited

synopsis: Optus buys Eatability Pty Limited, a local guide designed to help consumers find out what's best in every town and city in Australia. They list all types of businesses to let them share their experiences with each other.
buyer parent: Temasek Holdings
buyer: Optus
Optus is the second largest telecommunication company in Australia. The company delivers communications, information technology, and entertainment services. "
target: Eatability Pty Limited
Eatability is a local guide designed to help consumers find out what's best in every town and city in Australia. They list all types of businesses to let them share their experiences with each other.
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$6.23
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closed 2/17/2012 via BNC Analysis

Groupon, Inc., acquired Hyperpublic

synopsis: Groupon has acquired Hyperpublic, an open database of people, places, and things tied to a specific location. Anyone can add objects to the database and developers will be able to build applications on top of the data.
buyer: Groupon, Inc. (GRPN:$2,503.80)
Groupon features a daily deal on the best stuff to do, eat, see and buy in more than 300 markets around the world. Groupon uses collective buying power to offer unbeatable prices and provide a win-win for businesses and consumers, delivering more than 650 daily deals globally. "
target: Hyperpublic
Hyperpublic is an open database of people, places, and things tied to a specific location. Anyone can add objects to the database and developers will be able to build applications on top of the data.
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closed 9/22/2011 via PR Newswire

TravelShark, acquired eat.shop guides

synopsis: TravelShark acquired eat.shop guides, an international publisher of independent, hyper-local travel guides for the world's top travel destinations. The acquisition gives TravelShark eat.shop's visually powerful, curated content related to thousands of unique and "unexpected" dining and shopping venues in 30 cities around the world.
buyer: TravelShark
TravelShark is the world's largest online travel network, with thousands of location-based travel websites for destinations around the globe. TravelShark connects global travelers with hyper-local travel solutions and memorable trips. "
target: eat.shop guides
Founded in Portland, Oregon, by Parsons School of Design graduate Kaie Wellman in 2003, eat.shop guides is the leading publisher of stylish city guides that feature an eclectic mix of unique and authentic local businesses.
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closed 7/14/2011 via BusinessWire

Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc., acquired GoLocal.Biz

synopsis: Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. announced that it has acquired the assets of Internet technology provider GoLocal.Biz. GoLocal.Biz provides local business directory, coupon, movie and entertainment listings to all 35 of Nexstar’s community portal web sites and to other U.S. local market clients.
buyer: Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. (NXST:$4,740.34)
Nexstar Broadcasting Group is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers and advertisers through its traditional media, e-MEDIA, digital and mobile media platforms. "
target: GoLocal.Biz
GoLocal.Biz is an internet technology provider offering targeted online local business listings, advertising and promotion solutions, embedded video, images, map, contact information, local advertiser web links and other vital information to local consumers.
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$1.00
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announced 4/20/2011 via Company Press Release

eBay, will acquire Where, Inc.

synopsis: eBay Inc. has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Where, Inc., a leading location media company and local discovery mobile application. Where, Inc. is expected to enhance the company’s position in local and mobile commerce and deepen its ability to connect retailers with consumers.
buyer: eBay (EBAY:$11,662.00)
Founded in 1995 in San Jose, Calif., eBay Inc. connects millions of buyers and sellers globally on a daily basis through eBay, the world’s largest online marketplace, and PayPal, which enables individuals and businesses to securely, easily and quickly send and receive online payments. "
target: Where, Inc.
Founded in 2004, Where, Inc. is a Boston-based business at the forefront of the intersection of local and mobile commerce. Where, Inc. operates a leading local mobile discovery application – WHERE – and a leading location-based advertising network – WHERE Ads.
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closed 4/10/2011 via Market Wire

BIZX, LLC, acquired ChicagoTraveler.com

synopsis: BIZX, LLC, one of the fastest growing privately held web media companies in the U.S., announced the acquisition of chicagotraveler.com, a highly ranked Chicago destination travel website from JRL Enterprises.
buyer: BIZX, LLC
BIZX owns and operates hundreds of consumer and business focused websites ranging in subject matter from travel to telecommunications and from business advice to VoIP products and services. "
target parent: JRL Enterprises, Inc.
target: ChicagoTraveler.com
ChicagoTraveler.com operates as a destination travel platform. The site offers accommodation, events, tours, and city information.
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closed 4/7/2011 via BNC Analysis

The San Diego Union-Tribune, acquired DiscoverSD.com, LLC

synopsis: The San Diego Union Tribune is buying DiscoverSD. com, a lifestyle website. The merger of the two databases will give the company’s separate deals programs. DiscoverSD.com, LLC operates as an online portal providing information on hotels, entertainment and arts, restaurants, shopping, real estate, health and beauty, and communities in San Diego.
buyer parent: Platinum Equity, LLC
buyer: The San Diego Union-Tribune
The oldest business in San Diego County and the second-oldest newspaper in Southern California, The San Diego Union-Tribune is the nation's 23rd-largest newspaper, with weekday circulation of 269,819. "
target: DiscoverSD.com, LLC
DiscoverSD.com, LLC operates as an online portal. It provides information about hotels, entertainment and arts, restaurants, shopping, real estate, health and beauty, and communities in San Diego. The company is based in La Jolla, California.
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closed 2/16/2010 via New York Times

Gawker Media, acquired Cityfile, Inc.

synopsis: Gawker Media, the eight-year-old online publishing heavyweight founded by Nick Denton, has announced its first acquisition: the New York boldface name guide CityFile.
buyer: Gawker Media
Gawker Media is an online media company founded and owned by Nick Denton and based in New York City. It is considered to be one of the most visible and successful blog-oriented media companies. "
target: Cityfile, Inc.
Cityfile.com is a guide to the most notable and influential New Yorkers, more than 2,100 people divided into 27 industry categories. The site is also home to our blog, Dailyfile, which is updated continually on weekdays.
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closed 8/18/2014 via Reuters

Google Inc., acquired JetPac Inc

synopsis: Google has acquired Jetpac, an iPhone application that uses pictures from various social networking sites to create city guides. Based on image processing of the world's Instagram photos, it tells where the happiest bars are, where to find the most scenic hikes, or hipster coffee places in any city in the world.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$257,637.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. "
target: JetPac Inc
Jetpac is an iPhone application that uses pictures from various social networking sites to create city guides. Based on image processing of the world's Instagram photos, it tells where the happiest bars are, where to find the most scenic hikes, or hipster coffee places in any city in the world.
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announced 5/31/2013 via CNW Group

Sprylogics International Corp, will acquire Poynt Corporation

synopsis: Sprylogics International announces that it has signed a Letter of Intent to acquire Poynt Inc. Poynt Corp. is a global leader in the mobile local search and advertising space. Its Location Based Search (LBS) and advertising platform, Poynt, enhances a user's ability to connect with exactly what they need in their local area.
buyer: Sprylogics International Corp (SPY.V:$0.23)
Sprylogics International Corp. develops advanced search, analysis, and information display tools and services. These solutions enable users to search large amounts of unstructured data on the Web and in internal corporate databases, and convert it into actionable intelligence. "
target parent: Intertainment Media Inc.
target: Poynt Corporation
Poynt Corp. is a global leader in the mobile local search and advertising space. Its Location Based Search (LBS) and advertising platform, Poynt, enhances a user's ability to connect with exactly what they need in their local area.
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$2.90
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closed 8/10/2020 via BNC Analysis

Infoplaza B.V., acquired WeerOnline BV

synopsis: Weeronline has been acquired by Infoplaza Group, which includes brands such as Weerplaza, Buienalarm and business services to companies. The takeover of Weeronline by Infoplaza will create 'the largest weather platform in the Benelux'. Weeronline provides the current weather and forecast for over 2.3 million places, including The Netherlands.
buyer: Infoplaza B.V.
Infolaza helps consumers and businesses make decisions with expert weather analysis. Infoplaza provides the right weather information in simple, clear formats. Clients can decide quickly and easily what their best course of action should be. Infoplaza is based in the Netherlands. "
target parent: HolidayCheck Group AG
target: WeerOnline BV
Weeronline provides the current weather and forecast for over 2.3 million places, including The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, and various other European countries. Weeronline gives an accurate forecast and the latest weather news at any time of the day.
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closed 2/26/2009 via PR Newswire

Zoover International, acquired WeerOnline BV

synopsis: Zoover International, one of Europe's largest portals of holiday review content, announced that it has acquired WeerOnline BV, a global provider of meteorological content.
buyer: Zoover International
Zoover is the largest independent travel website in Europe which has free access for all visitors and is a orientated website with reviews and opinions of hotels, and destinations for travellers by travellers. Zoover has 700.000 reviews of more than 140,000 accommodations worldwide. "
target: WeerOnline BV
WeerOnline is one of the largest weather content sites in the Benelux with global weather forecasts, precipitation, and satellite images. Many tourists use this website to obtain weather forecasts and updates of their holiday destination.
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closed 8/10/2020 via BNC Analysis

Infoplaza B.V., acquired WeerOnline BV

synopsis: Weeronline has been acquired by Infoplaza Group, which includes brands such as Weerplaza, Buienalarm and business services to companies. The takeover of Weeronline by Infoplaza will create 'the largest weather platform in the Benelux'. Weeronline provides the current weather and forecast for over 2.3 million places, including The Netherlands.
buyer: Infoplaza B.V.
Infolaza helps consumers and businesses make decisions with expert weather analysis. Infoplaza provides the right weather information in simple, clear formats. Clients can decide quickly and easily what their best course of action should be. Infoplaza is based in the Netherlands. "
target parent: HolidayCheck Group AG
target: WeerOnline BV
Weeronline provides the current weather and forecast for over 2.3 million places, including The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, and various other European countries. Weeronline gives an accurate forecast and the latest weather news at any time of the day.
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closed 2/26/2014 via Market Wire

DigitalGlobe, Inc., acquired Spatial Energy

synopsis: DigitalGlobe, Inc., a leading provider of commercial high-resolution earth observation and advanced geospatial solutions, announced that it has acquired Spatial Energy, a leading source for digital imagery and related services to the energy industry.
buyer: DigitalGlobe, Inc. (DGI:$809.90)
DigitalGlobe is a leading global provider of commercial high-resolution earth imagery products and services. They offer a range of on- and offline products and services designed to enable customers to easily access and integrate their imagery into business operations and applications. "
target: Spatial Energy
Spatial Energy provides more than 50 different geospatial data sets. Its cloud-based spatial data management and delivery platform integrates vast archives of geospatial data into a centralized online database that can be accessed anywhere and procured through a subscription service.
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closed 10/23/2015 via Market Wire

TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company, acquired Digital Petrodata

synopsis: TGS announced that its Geological Products division purchased all the outstanding shares of Digital Petrodata LLC. The company is a small GIS technology company based in Denver that provides integrated GIS data and cloud solutions for E&P companies.
buyer: TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company (OB:TGS:$453.03)
TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company (TGS) provides multi-client geoscience data to oil and gas Exploration and Production companies worldwide. TGS also offers advanced processing and imaging services, interpretation products, and data integration solutions. "
target: Digital Petrodata
Digital Petrodata is a small GIS technology company based in Denver that provides integrated GIS data and cloud solutions for E&P companies. The company has built a nationwide GIS multi-client database containing every producing oil and gas field, pool, and formation in the United States.
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closed 3/5/2012 via BusinessWire

IHS, Inc., acquired Hild Technology Services, Inc

synopsis: IHS Inc., the leading global source of information and analytics, announced that it has acquired the digital oil and gas pipeline and infrastructure information business from Hild Technology Services.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,589.00)
IHS Inc. is the leading source of information in critical areas that shape today’s business landscape: energy and power; design and supply chain; defense, risk and security; environmental, health and safety and sustainability; country and industry forecasting; and commodities, pricing and cost. "
target: Hild Technology Services, Inc
Hild Technology Services, Inc offers digital pipeline data for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and mapping service for USA, Canada, Mexico, and offshore. Their service can be purchased as a national file, by the state, or by the county.
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closed 8/17/2006 via BusinessWire

Freestone Resources, Inc., acquired Mineral Info, Inc.

synopsis: Freestone Resources, Inc. has completed the purchase of Mineral Info, Inc. a web based company specializing in the listing and marketing of petroleum mineral leases, producing properties, and minerals and royalties available for purchase. Mineral Info's mission is to assist mineral owners selling or leasing their minerals.
buyer: Freestone Resources, Inc. (US:FSNR:$0.00)
Freestone Resources, Inc. is an East Texas based publicly traded Oil and Gas company which is actively pursuing opportunities in Texas and New Mexico oil and gas fields in the areas of lease acquisitions, exploration, production, recompletions, and waste disposal. "
target: Mineral Info, Inc.
A listing service for mineral owners who are interested in getting the best price available for their minerals. By utilizing a patented method, system and approach, Mineral Info, Inc. has made enormous strides on behalf of mineral owners in terms of marketing and managing of mineral estates.
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closed 5/11/2012 via BusinessWire

IHS, Inc., acquired XeDAR Geospatial

synopsis: IHS Inc. announced that it has acquired XēDAR Corporation, a leading developer and provider of geospatial information products and services. XēDAR collects high-resolution aerial digital imagery, both multispectral and laser, then processes and enhances the resulting data, and sells the products to government and commercial clients.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,589.00)
IHS Inc. is the leading source of information in critical areas that shape today’s business landscape: energy and power; design and supply chain; defense, risk and security; environmental, health and safety and sustainability; country and industry forecasting; and commodities, pricing and cost. "
target: XeDAR Geospatial
XeDAR Corporation provides systems analysis services to the federal government, as well as geospatial databases to many of the world’s largest oil companies and the government. Its solutions play a key role in the successful operations of a broad spectrum of commercial and government organizations.
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closed 9/28/2011 via PR Newswire

MAPSearch, acquired eMarket Software, Inc.

synopsis: PennWell Corporation has acquired the assets of eMarket Software, Inc., a Fort Worth, Texas company offering mapping products and services to energy industry. eMarket Software has created a sophisticated mapping and database platform that will become the web-based mapping platform for PennWell's MAPSearch business.
buyer parent: PennWell Corporation
buyer: MAPSearch
Combining the best of spatial accuracy, comprehensive coverage, robust attribute data, and exceptional customer services, MAPSearch offers a unique data service suitable for merger analysis, project sighting, system planning, investment evaluation and more. "
target: eMarket Software, Inc.
eMarket Software, Inc. is a Fort Worth, Texas company offering mapping products and services to the energy industry. eMarket Software has created a sophisticated mapping and database platform.
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closed 4/26/2017 via Company Press Release

Eagleview Technology Corporation, acquired OmniEarth, Inc.

synopsis: EagleView, the leading provider of aerial imagery and data analytics for government and commercial industries, is proud to announce the acquisition of OmniEarth, developer of machine learning technologies and decision-making tools for the water resource management, energy and insurance markets.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Eagleview Technology Corporation
EagleView is the unparalleled provider of aerial imagery, data analytics, property data and GIS solutions for government, infrastructure and commercial sectors. The patented Pictometry® imagery solutions answer questions related to millions of residential and commercial properties. "
target: OmniEarth, Inc.
OmniEarth improves their subscribers’ ability to visualize the world around them by enhancing their ability to see, analyze, and react to change in real time. Through a constant stream of geoinformatics, their subscribers have access to imagery and derived information products from any location.
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closed 2/15/2010 via PR Newswire

Geokinetics, Inc., purchased PGS Onshore from Petroleum Geo-Services

synopsis: Geokinetics Inc. announced that it has completed its acquisition of Petroleum Geo-Services' ("PGS") onshore seismic data acquisition and multi-client data library business ("PGS Onshore").
buyer: Geokinetics, Inc. (GOK:$0.00)
Geokinetics Inc., based in Houston, Texas, is a leading global provider of seismic acquisition and high-end seismic data processing services to the oil and gas industry. Geokinetics has strong operating presence in North America and is focused on key markets internationally. "
seller: Petroleum Geo-Services
Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) offers a broad range of products including; seismic and electromagnetic services, data acquisition, processing, reservoir analysis/interpretation and multi-client library data. We help oil companies to find oil and gas reserves offshore worldwide.
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closed 1/12/2007 via PR Newswire

Veritas DGC Inc. merged with Compagnie Generale de Geophysique,

synopsis: Compagnie Generale de Geophysique announced the completion of the merger between Veritas DGC Inc. and a subsidiary of Compagnie Generale de Geophysique, following satisfaction of the closing conditions of the merger agreement.
buyer: Compagnie Generale de Geophysique (GGY:$871.80)
Compagnie Generale de Geophysique is a global participant in the oilfield services industry, providing a wide range of seismic data acquisition, processing and reservoir services to clients in the oil and gas exploration and production business. "
target: Veritas DGC Inc.
Veritas DGC, Inc., headquartered in Houston, Texas, is a leading provider of integrated geophysical information and services to the petroleum industry worldwide. Veritas is listed on New York Stock Exchange under the ticker code VTS.
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$3,185 [$2,986]
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closed 1/5/2006 via BusinessWire

TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company, acquired Aceca Limited

synopsis: TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company ASA has successfully concluded its acquisition of privately held Aceca Limited. The transaction, previously announced on September 16th, significantly broadens the TGS geoscience knowledge base and will add new multi-client interpretive products and subsurface interpretation consulting services to the TGS product line.
buyer: TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company (OB:TGS:$453.03)
TGS is a leading global provider of multi-client geoscientific data, associated products and services to the oil and gas industry. TGS specializes in the creation of non-exclusive seismic surveys worldwide. "
target: Aceca Limited
Oil companies subscribe to a combined license of each interpretive study and a proprietary Aceca intranet and web enabled interface named Facies Map Browser (FMB) used to view the interpretations.
price ($mm)
$12
rev ($mm)
$9
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.3x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/18/2012 via BNC Analysis

TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company, acquired Arcis Seismic Solutions Corp.

synopsis: TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company announced the acquisition of Calgary-based Arcis Seismic Solutions Corp. Founded in 1996 with a head office located in Calgary, Alberta Canada, Arcis has built one of the most modern 3D seismic data libraries in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin.
buyer: TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company (OB:TGS:$453.03)
TGS provides multi-client geoscience data and services to oil and gas Exploration and Production companies around the globe. TGS’ geophysical and geological data products include multi-client seismic libraries, permanent reservoir monitoring, magnetic and gravity data, and more. "
target: Arcis Seismic Solutions Corp.
Arcis Seismic Solutions has built one of the most modern 3D seismic data libraries in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin. The 3D multi-client library consists of 12,689 km2 with core activity in many prolific hydrocarbon trends in Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan.
price ($mm)[EV]
$51 [$72]
rev ($mm)
$48
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.5x
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/14/2007 via PR Newswire

Seitel, Inc. merged with ValueAct Capital Partners LP,

synopsis: Seitel, Inc., a leading provider of seismic data to the oil and gas industry, announced the closing of the Merger with ValueAct Capital Master Fund, L.P.
buyer: ValueAct Capital Partners LP
ValueAct Capital, with offices in San Francisco and Boston and more than $5 billion in investments, seeks to make active strategic-block value investments in a limited number of companies. "
target: Seitel, Inc.
Seitel is a leading provider of seismic data and related geophysical services to the oil and gas industry in North America. Seitel has ownership in an extensive library of proprietary onshore and offshore seismic data that it offers for license to a wide range of oil and gas companies.
price ($mm)
$780
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
cancelled 6/28/2007 via

Quantum Yield Inc., cancelled an acquisition of Pulse Data Inc.

synopsis: Quantum Yield Inc. announces its offer to acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Pulse Data Inc. Quantum is offering $3.05 (Cdn.) principal amount of a 10% secured, retractable debenture in exchange for each Pulse Share.
buyer: Quantum Yield Inc.
Quantum is an Alberta company that was incorporated on April 2, 2007 for the purpose of making this offer for all of the Pulse Shares. It has not conducted any material business operations other than entering into a technology license agreement with Unitech Energy Resources Inc. "
target: Pulse Data Inc.
Pulse is a Calgary-based company specializing in information management, with current focus on the energy sector. Pulse's primary business is the acquisition, marketing and licensing of non-exclusive seismic data to the Western Canadian energy sector.
price ($mm)
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closed 1/11/2007 via Company Press Release

IHS, Inc., acquired Geological Data Services Inc.

synopsis: IHS Inc., a global provider of integrated oil and gas information, software and consulting services, has acquired the majority of the assets of Geological Data Services Inc. of Addison, Texas, a provider of interpreted subsurface data “formation-tops” covering the Permian Basin, U.S. mid-continent and Rocky Mountain regions.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,589.00)
IHS is a leading global source of critical information and insight, dedicated to providing the most complete and trusted information and expertise. IHS product and service solutions span four areas of information: Energy, Product Lifecycle, Security, and Environment, all supported by Macroeconomics."
target: Geological Data Services Inc.
Geological Data Services provides the best in Subsurface Formation Tops Data files in a variety of extremely useable formats and forms, in prime oil producing areas. Our data is compatible with all major mapping software.
price ($mm)
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announced 11/18/2019 via BusinessWire

NV5 Global, Inc., will acquire Quantum Spatial

synopsis: Arlington Capital Partners, a Washington, DC-based private equity firm, has agreed to sell Quantum Spatial, one of the nation's largest independent geospatial data firms, to NV5 Global, a provider of professional and technical engineering and consulting solutions.
buyer: NV5 Global, Inc. (NVEE:$491.68)
NV5 Global, Inc. primarily focuses on five business verticals: construction quality assurance, infrastructure engineering and support services, energy, program management, and environmental solutions. "
target parent: Arlington Capital Partners
target: Quantum Spatial
Quantum Spatial, Inc., (QSI) the nation’s largest independent geospatial data firm, provides geographic insights to the largest government and corporate organizations that need geospatial intelligence to mitigate risk, plan for growth, better manage resources and advance scientific understanding.
price ($mm)
$303
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/11/2007 via BusinessWire

IHS, Inc., acquired Exploration Data Services

synopsis: IHS Inc. a leading global provider of critical technical information, decision-support tools and strategic services, acquired of the assets of Exploration Data Services of the Gulf Coast and its subsidiary, Geodigit, LLC, which collectively maintain and market extensive geological data covering the subsurface Gulf of Mexico.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,589.00)
IHS is a leading global source of critical information and insight, dedicated to providing the most complete and trusted information and expertise. IHS product and service solutions span four areas of information: Energy, Product Lifecycle, Security, and Environment, all supported by Macroeconomics."
target: Exploration Data Services
Exploration Data Services has created its tops database by analyzing more than 25,000 wells with a maximum of 12 tops per well. Its GIS application allows access to continuously updated information and has layer control to enable correlation to other data sets.
price ($mm)
$6.25
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 8/14/2015 via BNC Analysis

Altium Ltd., will acquire Octopart

synopsis: Altium announced that it has signed a definitive purchase agreement to acquire Octopart. The company's content enables any engineer to easily access comprehensive electronic parts data for more rapid and cost-effective design, sourcing and manufacturing.
buyer: Altium Ltd. (ASX:ALU:$110.90)
Altium creates the tools designers need to help them make the most of modern technologies, successfully manage projects, and deliver connected, intelligent products. "
target: Octopart
Octopart is a search engine for electronic components and industrial products. Over 700,000 engineers, scientists, and sourcing professionals use Octopart's tools to search for parts across thousands of suppliers. They manage structured data for 30 million parts and growing.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
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announced 9/18/2014 via Market Wire

Geospatial Corporation, will acquire ShaleNavigator

synopsis: Geospatial Corporation announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire ShaleNavigator. ShaleNavigator is the premier shale oil and gas informational SaaS platform covering the rapidly growing Marcellus and Utica unconventional shale plays.
buyer: Geospatial Corporation (GSPH:$0.50)
Geospatial Corporation utilizes integrated technologies to determine the accurate location and position of underground pipelines, conduits and other underground infrastructure data allowing Geospatial to create accurate (3D) three-dimensional digital maps and models of underground infrastructure. "
target: ShaleNavigator
ShaleNavigator is a cloud-based, interactive mapping software product containing over 20 map layers including current permits, well results, lease offers, available property, and pipelines in US Shale oil & gas plays.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/16/2013 via BNC Analysis

Wiley-VCH, acquired FIZ Chemie Berlin

synopsis: Wiley-VCH has acquired the assets of the FIZ Chemie Berlin, a leading provider of online database products for organic and industrial chemists. The acquisition aligns with the company's long-term strategy to support research, learning, and professional practice through high quality content and services.
buyer parent: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
buyer: Wiley-VCH
Wiley-VCH is a publishing center of excellence and branded imprint of John Wiley & Sons, Inc.'s scientific and technical publishing business. Founded in 1921 by German chemical societies and associations, Wiley-VCH is one of the leading science publishers in Germany. "
target: FIZ Chemie Berlin
FIZ Chemie Berlin is a provider of online database products for organic and industrial chemists. Products include the ChemInform weekly abstracting service and reaction database, as well as the abstracting journal Chemisches Zentralblatt, the InfoTherm database of thermophysical properties and more.
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