Like SlideShare Inc.

closed 8/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

Scribd, Inc., acquired SlideShare Inc.

synopsis: Scribd, an American e-book and audiobook subscription service, has acquired SlideShare, a leading professional content sharing community, from LinkedinIn.
buyer: Scribd, Inc.
Scribd is an American e-book and audiobook subscription service that includes one million titles. Scribd hosts 60 million documents on its open publishing platform. "
target parent: Microsoft Corporation
target: SlideShare Inc.
Founded in 2006, SlideShare is a leading professional content sharing community. Professionals can upload content for free, discover people through content, and content through people. SlideShare brings presentations, documents and videos to life on the web for professionals to discover and share.
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announced 5/3/2012 via GlobeNewswire

LinkedIn Corporation, will acquire SlideShare Inc.

synopsis: LinkedIn, the world's largest professional network on the Internet with 161 million members worldwide, announced it agreed to acquire SlideShare, a leading professional content sharing community. Founded in October 2006, SlideShare helps professionals discover people through content, and content through people.
buyer: LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD:$3,213.87)
LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network on the Internet. The company has a diversified business model with revenues coming from member subscriptions, marketing solutions and hiring solutions. "
target: SlideShare Inc.
Founded in 2006, SlideShare is a leading professional content sharing community. Professionals can upload content for free, discover people through content, and content through people. SlideShare brings presentations, documents and videos to life on the web for professionals to discover and share.
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$72
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closed 5/21/2009 via PR Newswire

Limelight Networks, acquired Kiptronic

synopsis: Limelight Networks, Inc., a provider of content delivery network services, announced the acquisition of Kiptronic, Inc., a privately-held provider of dynamic solutions for device-optimized content delivery and monetization.
buyer: Limelight Networks (LLNW:$224.38)
Limelight Networks is a leading provider of solutions for the delivery of rich media content via the Internet. The Limelight Content Delivery Network (CDN) is the optimal platform for the distribution of video, music, games, downloads, and social media content to massive audiences worldwide. "
target: Kiptronic
Kiptronic’s Media Services Platform with ExpressMatch technology provides our customers with a seamless way to add targeted advertising and media management services to new and archived video and audio content at the point–of–download without changing publishing processes.
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$0.96
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closed 3/4/2020 via BNC Analysis

Salesforce.com, Inc., acquired The CMO Club

synopsis: The world’s number one martech company- Salesforce has acquired The CMO Club. The CMO Club is the world’s most engaged and inspired marketing leadership community of Senior Marketing Executives who help each other solve their biggest challenges, within a candid, trusted, and sharing environment.
buyer: Salesforce.com, Inc. (CRM:$22,350.00)
Salesforce is the global leader in Customer Relationship Management (CRM), bringing companies closer to their customers in the digital age. Salesforce enables companies of every size and industry to take advantage of powerful technologies to create a 360° view of their customers. "
target: The CMO Club
The CMO Club is the world’s most engaged and inspired marketing leadership community of Senior Marketing Executives who help each other solve their biggest challenges, within a candid, trusted, and sharing environment.
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closed 3/13/2013 via BtoBonline.com

ePublishing, Inc., acquired Next-Tech Markets

synopsis: ePublishing Inc. has acquired Next-Tech Markets, parent of the B2B Audience Network. The B2B Audience Network aggregates audiences from more than 300 niche online publications and enables publishing partners, such as Cygnus Business Media and UBM, to expand their reach to audiences similar to their own.
buyer: ePublishing, Inc.
ePublishing drives maximum profit for publishers and media companies with tools and services that empower clients to create a wide range of business models; leverage new and diversified income streams; and automatically generate deep reader engagement with Contextual Content, Community and Commerce."
target: Next-Tech Markets
Next-Tech Markets launched the B2B Audience Network in 2011, an advertising sales hub serving the interests of a growing group of independent, B2B publishers, website owners and content creators.
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announced 7/22/2014 via Company Press Release

LinkedIn Corporation, will acquire Bizo, Inc.

synopsis: LinkedIn has agreed to acquire Bizo, the world's first targeted B2B audience targeting platform and advertising network, and currently reaches more than 45 million targeted business people across thousands of sites on the web. Bizo has created a new approach to online B2B marketing with precise ad targeting that's based on a prospect's bizographic.
buyer: LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD:$3,213.87)
LinkedIn connects the world's professionals to make them more productive and successful. With approximately 277 million members worldwide, including executives from every Fortune 500 company, LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network on the Internet. "
target: Bizo, Inc.
Bizo, Inc. is the world's first targeted B2B audience targeting platform and advertising network, and currently reaches more than 45 million targeted business people across thousands of sites on the web.
price ($mm)
$175
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closed 2/29/2012 via BNC Analysis

Aktiv Digital, acquired Admax Network Pte Ltd.

synopsis: Mumbai-based online ad network and audience measurement provider Komli Media India Pvt Ltd has acquired Admax Network, a South-east Asian digital media network, for an undisclosed amount. Admax has presence in markets like Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
buyer parent: Komli Media India Pvt. Ltd.
buyer: Aktiv Digital
Aktiv Digital provides digital media solutions for publishers, advertising agencies, and advertisers in the Asia-Pacific market. The company was founded in 2007 and is based in Singapore with additional offices in Singapore, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Malaysia, and China. "
target parent: Softbank Corporation
target: Admax Network Pte Ltd.
Established in 2006, Admax Network is the largest online advertising network in Southeast Asia with offices in Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam. Its network combines over 4,600 of the top local and international websites.
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closed 12/14/2011 via BusinessWire

Yahoo! Inc., acquired interclick, inc.

synopsis: Yahoo! Inc. has completed its tender offer for the outstanding shares of interclick, inc. interclick’s proprietary advertising and technology solutions enable it to dramatically improve data targeted solutions and optimized returns for advertisers.
buyer: Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO:$5,409.25)
Yahoo! Inc. is the premier digital media company, creating deeply personal digital experiences that keep more than half a billion people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the globe. "
target: interclick, inc.
interCLICK.com operates the interCLICK Network, a highly targeted contextual marketing network designed to balance the interests of publishers, advertisers and users. The interCLICK Network combines advanced contextual awareness technology with a large base of top tier publisher sites.
price ($mm)[EV]
$227 [$220]
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$128
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$11
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closed 9/14/2011 via Market Wire

Exponential Interactive Inc., acquired Adotube, Inc.

synopsis: Exponential Interactive Inc., the owner of global online advertising provider Tribal Fusion and engagement video solution Firefly Video, has completed the acquisition of AdoTube, a centralized end-to-end digital video solution offering publishers and advertisers easy and efficient access to proprietary in-stream video advertising.
buyer: Exponential Interactive Inc.
Exponential Interactive Inc. is a technology-enabled media company that delivers innovative products and services. From premium publishers and CPM advertisers to performance marketing and highly engaging video solutions, Exponential delivers results for online advertisers. "
target: Adotube, Inc.
AdoTube™ is the leading global in-stream advertising technology company. AdoTube's powerful and flexible technology provides a centralized end-to-end digital video solution offering publishers and advertisers easy and efficient access to in-stream video advertising across all media platforms.
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closed 8/16/2011 via BusinessWire

IgnitionOne, Inc., acquired AdJug Ltd

synopsis: IgnitionOne, an international digital marketing technology and solutions company, has acquired AdJug, a leading display advertising exchange for unsold premium inventory. The two companies will integrate their technologies to provide marketers with a solution that simplifies the buying, targeting and measurement of online advertising.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: IgnitionOne, Inc.
IgnitionOne is the world’s first closed loop Digital Marketing Suite, offering multiple solutions to improve online performance within a single interface. Solutions include ad management, cross-channel attribution and on-site optimization all through a single, simple-to-implement website tag. "
target parent: Hubert Burda Media
target: AdJug Ltd
AdJug Ltd., based in London, Munich and Bangalore, is the largest and longest-running transparent display ad Exchange for premium unsold inventory in Europe. The AdJug Exchange serves three billion+ ad impressions per month to more than 67 million unique users per month.
price ($mm)
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$15
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closed 6/8/2011 via GlobeNewswire

SoundBite Communications, Inc., acquired SmartReply, Inc.

synopsis: SoundBite Communications, Inc., a leading global provider of cloud-based proactive customer communications solutions, announced the acquisition of key assets of SmartReply, a mobile marketing pioneer. The acquisition advances SoundBite's position in mobile marketing and significantly expands its penetration in the retail vertical.
buyer: SoundBite Communications, Inc. (SDBT:$48.07)
SoundBite Communications is a leading global provider of cloud-based, multi-channel proactive customer communications solutions designed to transform the way organizations communicate throughout the customer lifecycle to build trusted, lifelong and profitable relationships. "
target: SmartReply, Inc.
SmartReply is North America’s largest mobile marketing and mobile advertising provider, with the most comprehensive multi-channel solutions in the industry. SmartReply delivers mobile marketing solutions for approximately 40 companies, including many of the top retail brands in North America.
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$2.56
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closed 6/7/2011 via PR Newswire

Batanga, Inc., acquired Adfunky

synopsis: Batanga, Inc., the largest independent digital media company serving the U.S. Hispanic and Latin American markets, announced the acquisition of Adfunky, a fast growing ad network and digital media company founded by Internet veterans to boost the results of advertisers, agencies and publishers.
buyer: Batanga, Inc.
Batanga, Inc. is the largest independent digital media company serving the U.S. Hispanic and Latin American markets. Its holdings include Batanga Network and Batanga.com. Batanga Network reaches the most U.S. Hispanics online, across all categories and demographics. "
target: Adfunky
Based in Argentina, Adfunky is a fast growing ad network and digital media company founded by Internet veterans to boost the results of advertisers, agencies and publishers. The company does business globally with a special focus in Latin America.
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closed 2/4/2011 via PR Newswire

Reply! Inc., acquired adHUBS Inc.

synopsis: Reply.com, the leading auction marketplace for the acquisition of locally-targeted and category specific customer prospects, has announced the acquisition of adHUBs Inc., a leading publisher of mobile applications.
buyer: Reply! Inc.
Reply.com operates a proprietary auction marketplace that enables advertisers to acquire locally-targeted and category-specific customer prospects on a cost-per-Enhanced Click™ or cost-per-lead basis. "
target: adHUBS Inc.
adHUBS Inc. is a leading publisher of mobile applications. adHUBs has grown rapidly and currently offers over 1000 apps for iPhone and Android devices. Over 3.5 million adHUBs apps have been downloaded.
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closed 11/2/2010 via PR Newswire

Adsmarket, Ltd., acquired Ergos Media

synopsis: Adsmarket LATAM, a fast-growing performance company in Spain, Portugal and Latin America, recently acquired Ergos Media, the online media network leader in Mexico with strong presence in the whole Latin America.
buyer: Adsmarket, Ltd.
Adsmarket Group provides a comprehensive online marketing solution, including display advertising, a performance-based affiliate management platform and network, search marketing, and alternative payment solutions. "
target: Ergos Media
Ergos is a media technology company that provides online advertising services to online advertisers seeking a mass medium to position its brand and also for those seeking direct response initiatives.
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closed 9/8/2010 via PR Newswire

Selling Source, LLC, acquired Q Interactive

synopsis: Selling Source, LLC announced that it has completed the acquisition of The Q Interactive Network, which includes seven affiliated digital marketing businesses and web properties, including Q Interactive, ClickGen, CoolSavings, Vente, Postmaster Direct, ThruChannel and Right Mail Marketing.
buyer parent: London Bay Capital, LLC
buyer: Selling Source, LLC
Selling Source LLC is the parent company of an integrated group of online advertising, lead generation & data businesses. For more than ten years, Selling Source has pioneered online marketing strategies for specialty finance companies & now serves customers in more than one dozen industry sectors. "
target parent: Intrepid Investments, LLC
target: Q Interactive
Q Interactive provides digital marketing services that help advertisers reach their target consumers and publishers better monetize their online audience. Q Interactive uses a unique combination of behavioral, demographic and transactional data to provide superior campaign performance.
price ($mm)
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$100
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closed 6/21/2010 via Market Wire

Adknowledge, Inc., acquired Hydra Media Group

synopsis: Adknowledge, the largest privately-owned Internet ad network, announced it has completed its acquisition of Hydra Group, a premium CPA (cost-per-acquisition) performance marketing network.
buyer: Adknowledge, Inc.
Adknowledge, a privately-owned internet advertising network, operates a single, auction-based advertiser marketplace at www.bidsystem.com where advertisers can go to solve all of their marketing needs outside of search. "
target: Hydra Media Group
Hydra Media is one of the first action-based online marketing agencies. Through Hydra Network (originally known as LynxTrack), lead generation properties and data mangement services, advertisers earn continuing sales or validated customer lead volume that is profitable.
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closed 6/10/2010 via BusinessWire

Komli Media India Pvt. Ltd., acquired PostClick

synopsis: Komli Media, India’s largest and most successful digital media network platform, announced that it has acquired PostClick, Australia’s leading premium website representation firm, to become the leading digital media network platform across Asia Pacific. Together, the company now reaches over 30 million monthly unique visitors across the region.
buyer: Komli Media India Pvt. Ltd.
Komli Media is Asia Pacific’s leading digital media network platform. Its digital advertising technologies enable marketers to reach and acquire their audiences and publishers to maximize their revenues. "
target: PostClick
Established in 2001, PostClick is Australia’s leading site representation firm, strategically positioned to offer media agencies and advertisers innovative, fully-optimised business solutions.
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closed 4/26/2010 via BusinessWire

MediaTrust, acquired Bardon Advisors

synopsis: MediaTrust, the New York-based digital performance marketing company, has acquired Bardon Advisors, a leading Los Angeles-based Cost Per Click (CPC) search & affiliate marketing platform for online advertisers and publishers.
buyer: MediaTrust
MediaTrust makes pay-for-results online advertising easier. MediaTrust offers an innovative online technology platform, supported by best-in-class service, and access to the best direct response advertisers and affiliate publishers in the industry. "
target: Bardon Advisors
Bardon Advisors is a leading Los Angeles-based Cost Per Click (CPC) search & affiliate marketing platform for online advertisers and publishers.
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closed 5/18/2010 via PR Newswire

Epic Advertising, Inc. merged with Connexus Corporation,

synopsis: Connexus Corporation, owner of Traffic Marketplace, the premier online ad network and social media company, and Epic Advertising, the world's largest privately-owned performance network and search marketing company announced the completion of their merger, and the formation of Epic Media Group as the parent company.
buyer: Connexus Corporation
Connexus owns Traffic Marketplace, the premier B2A™ (Business-to-Audience) digital marketing company, Traffic Marketplace delivers relevance in online display, registration path, mobile and social media advertising by empowering advertisers to reach, target, and engage their ideal audience. "
target: Epic Advertising, Inc.
Epic Advertising is a global online performance network and search marketing company that provides advertisers and agencies with measurable Internet advertising impact.
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closed 10/6/2009 via BusinessWire

LIN TV Corp., acquired Red McCombs Media

synopsis: LIN TV Corp, a local television and digital media company, announced the acquisition of Red McCombs Media, LP, an online advertising and media services company. The acquisition significantly expands LIN TV’s local multi-platform offerings by providing national advertising and enhanced services such as targeted display, and rich media.
buyer: LIN TV Corp. (LIN:$652.36)
LIN TV Corp., along with its subsidiaries, is a local multi-platform digital media company, owning and/or operating 27 nationally-affiliated broadcast network television stations in 17 U.S. markets, more than 50 interactive television station and niche web sites and mobile marketing solutions. "
target: Red McCombs Media
Red McCombs Media, LP is an online advertising and media services company. RM Media connects targeted audiences with advertisers and publishers based on demographic, psychographic and consumer behaviors to enhance branding and maximize client return on investment.
price ($mm)[EV]
$7.20 [$10.00]
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closed 8/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

Scribd, Inc., acquired SlideShare Inc.

synopsis: Scribd, an American e-book and audiobook subscription service, has acquired SlideShare, a leading professional content sharing community, from LinkedinIn.
buyer: Scribd, Inc.
Scribd is an American e-book and audiobook subscription service that includes one million titles. Scribd hosts 60 million documents on its open publishing platform. "
target parent: Microsoft Corporation
target: SlideShare Inc.
Founded in 2006, SlideShare is a leading professional content sharing community. Professionals can upload content for free, discover people through content, and content through people. SlideShare brings presentations, documents and videos to life on the web for professionals to discover and share.
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announced 5/3/2012 via GlobeNewswire

LinkedIn Corporation, will acquire SlideShare Inc.

synopsis: LinkedIn, the world's largest professional network on the Internet with 161 million members worldwide, announced it agreed to acquire SlideShare, a leading professional content sharing community. Founded in October 2006, SlideShare helps professionals discover people through content, and content through people.
buyer: LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD:$3,213.87)
LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network on the Internet. The company has a diversified business model with revenues coming from member subscriptions, marketing solutions and hiring solutions. "
target: SlideShare Inc.
Founded in 2006, SlideShare is a leading professional content sharing community. Professionals can upload content for free, discover people through content, and content through people. SlideShare brings presentations, documents and videos to life on the web for professionals to discover and share.
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$72
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closed 8/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

Scribd, Inc., acquired SlideShare Inc.

synopsis: Scribd, an American e-book and audiobook subscription service, has acquired SlideShare, a leading professional content sharing community, from LinkedinIn.
buyer: Scribd, Inc.
Scribd is an American e-book and audiobook subscription service that includes one million titles. Scribd hosts 60 million documents on its open publishing platform. "
target parent: Microsoft Corporation
target: SlideShare Inc.
Founded in 2006, SlideShare is a leading professional content sharing community. Professionals can upload content for free, discover people through content, and content through people. SlideShare brings presentations, documents and videos to life on the web for professionals to discover and share.
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closed 6/24/2015 via BNC Analysis

Scribd, Inc., acquired Librify, Inc.

synopsis: Ebook subscription startup Scribd has acquired Librify, a social reading app. Librify is a company providing a social reading experience and bringing the joy of discovering, organizing and sharing books with friends to all platforms and devices.
buyer: Scribd, Inc.
Scribd, Inc. operates as a social reading and publishing company providing entertaining, informative, and original written content across the Web and mobile devices. "
target: Librify, Inc.
Librify is a company providing a social reading experience and bringing the joy of discovering, organizing and sharing books with friends to all platforms and devices.
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closed 7/28/2021 via PE Hub

Graphite Capital, acquired Wonderbly

synopsis: Graphite Capital, a leading UK mid-market private equity specialist, has acquired London-based Wonderbly, the world’s leading publishing platform for personalised children’s books. As a digital, direct-to-consumer publisher, Wonderbly sells its books in over 150 countries, and sold more than one million books in 2020.
buyer: Graphite Capital
Graphite is a specialist provider of private equity finance to mid-market companies in the UK. Graphite has backed management teams in more than 100 companies across a wide range of sectors, delivering strong returns for its investors through all stages of the economic cycle. "
target: Wonderbly
Based in the UK, Wonderbly is the world’s leading publishing platform for personalised children’s books. They conceive, design, promote, sell, and make books for customers all over the world. Since its inception, Wonderbly has shipped over 6.5 million books to over 150 countries.
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closed 3/5/2012 via Company Press Release

OverDrive Inc., acquired Booki.sh

synopsis: OverDrive, Inc., announced it has acquired Australian ebook company Booki.sh. Booki.sh is the developer of a cloud-based platform for distributing, selling and reading popular ebooks from anywhere and on any device with a modern web browser.
buyer: OverDrive Inc.
OverDrive is a leading full-service digital distributor of eBooks, audiobooks, and other digital content. We deliver secure management, DRM protection, and download fulfillment services for publishers, libraries, schools, and retailers--serving millions of end users globally. "
target parent: Inventive Labs Pty Ltd.
target: Booki.sh
Booki.sh is an immersive reading environment. Booki.sh is a complete web-based platform for distributing, selling and reading ebooks that is simple to use on any device with a modern web browser. Booki.sh is your own ebook library in the cloud, accessible from anywhere and almost anything.
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closed 5/25/2016 via BNC Analysis

Macmillan Publishers Ltd., acquired Pronoun

synopsis: Macmillan Publishers announces the acquisition of Pronoun, Inc., a New York City–based technology company that provides digital book publishing tools, analytics, and services for authors and media companies.
buyer parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
buyer: Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
Macmillan Publishers is a global trade book publishing company with prominent imprints around the world. Macmillan publishes a broad range of award-winning books for children and adults in all categories and formats. "
target: Pronoun
Pronoun, Inc. is a New York City–based technology company that provides digital book publishing tools, analytics, and services for authors and media companies.
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closed 4/17/2012 via BNC Analysis

Numilog, acquired Numilog

synopsis: Hachette Livre has sold its e-book distribution platform Numilog to its Founder and CEO, Denis Zwirn.
buyer: Numilog
Numilog operates as an ebookstore and aggregator. It offers the conversion of printed books to digital books, as well as an online library. "
target parent: Lagardère SCA
target: Numilog
Numilog operates as an ebookstore and aggregator. It offers the conversion of printed books to digital books, as well as an online library.
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closed 3/29/2012 via BusinessWire

Texterity Inc. merged with Godengo, Inc.,

synopsis: Godengo, Inc., the largest provider of content management systems for magazine publishers, and Texterity, Inc., a provider of digital magazines and mobile apps, announced that they have joined forces to create the first unified platform that is focused on helping publishers leverage digital, web, and mobile media.
buyer: Godengo, Inc.
Godengo, Inc. provides publishers with robust online products and digital advertising platforms. These products and services enable publishers to offer their content to their loyal readers through a variety of different media formats. "
target: Texterity Inc.
Texterity, Inc. is a privately held company located in Southborough, MA. As a leader in digital and mobile publishing solutions, Texterity creates, maintains, and tracks more than 750 digital editions and builds magazine-branded apps for B2B, consumer, association, niche, and educational titles.
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announced 7/16/2018 via BusinessWire

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., will acquire RBmedia

synopsis: KKR, a leading global investment firm, and RBmedia, a leading digital audiobook and related spoken content producer, announced the signing of a definitive agreement under which KKR will acquire RBmedia from Shamrock Capital.
buyer: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR:$20,635.61)
KKR is a leading global investment firm that manages multiple alternative asset classes, including private equity, growth equity, energy, infrastructure, real estate and credit, with strategic manager partnerships that manage hedge funds. "
target parent: Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc.
target: RBmedia
RBmedia is a global leader in spoken audio content and digital media distribution technology that reaches millions of consumers – at home, in the car, and wherever their mobile devices take them. RBmedia produces exclusive titles and offers audiobooks, educational courses and entertainment titles.
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closed 4/11/2017 via PR Newswire

RBmedia, acquired Audiobooks.com

synopsis: RBmedia, a newly launched global leader in spoken audio content and digital media distribution technology, announced its acquisition of Audiobooks.com, an innovator in the on-demand audiobooks sector. An app-based subscription service, Audiobooks.com provides access to more than 100,000 bestsellers and classics.
buyer: RBmedia
RBmedia is a global leader in spoken audio content and digital media distribution technology that reaches millions of consumers – at home, in the car, and wherever their mobile devices take them. RBmedia produces exclusive titles and delivers the finest digital content. "
target: Audiobooks.com
Audiobooks.com is an app-based streaming and download service for audiobooks, delivering fast and easy access to over 100,000 titles to booklovers around the world. Subscribers can listen to their audiobook of choice on any Internet-enabled device via the free Audiobooks.com app.
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closed 8/15/2018 via BNC Analysis

ABC Global Services, acquired Global Meetings and Incentives

synopsis: ABC Global Services is expanding into the meeting and event planning sector with the acquisition of Global Meetings and Incentives (GMI), a full-service provider of meeting logistics, content management, sourcing, convention management and incentives for corporate clients and associations throughout North America and overseas.
buyer: ABC Global Services
ABC Global Services is a leading supplier of services and technology for travel agencies, advisors and professionals. Founded in 1978, ABC now provides services for nearly 11,000 agency locations of all sizes in 150 countries around the world. "
target: Global Meetings and Incentives
Global Meetings and Incentives (GMI) is a full-service provider of meeting logistics, content management, sourcing, convention management and incentives for corporate clients and associations throughout North America and overseas.
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announced 4/6/2006 via PR Newswire

Value Chain International Limited, will acquire Digital Publishing Solutions Pte Ltd.

synopsis: Australian business process information management company, Value Chain, has entered into an agreement to acquire Digital Publishing Solutions Pte Ltd. (DPS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Singaporean software development and IT services group, 1st Software Corporation.
buyer: Value Chain International Limited
Value Chain seeks to change the way businesses compete and operate day-to-day by using business agility as a key competitive differentiator. "
target parent: 1st Software Corporation
target: Digital Publishing Solutions Pte Ltd.
DPS develops and licences digital publishing software and provides services to publishing companies around the world. The company has an e-publishing BPO operation in India and develops proprietary software to offer American, European and Asian publishers.
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announced 8/27/2018 via Company Press Release

Omega-Alpha SA, will acquire BookRix

synopsis: Bastei Lübbe AG signed an agreement to sell its 54 % stake in BookRix GmbH & Co KG, Munich. The purchaser is Omega-Alpha SA, Luxembourg. BookRix is a free self publishing platform that offers ebook distribution services to independent writers.
buyer: Omega-Alpha SA
Omega-Alpha SA is a holding company based in Luxembourg. "
target parent: Bastei Luebbe
target: BookRix
BookRix is a free self publishing platform that offers ebook distribution services to independent writers. Users can share their writing, connect with other readers and discover new stories and authors – all in one place.
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closed 5/22/2014 via Company Press Release

Bastei Luebbe, acquired BookRix

synopsis: Bastei Lübbe AG, a publically traded media company, has acquired a majority share of BookRix GmbH & Co. KG, one of the leading self-publishing platforms in Germany. At present roughly 1,000 new eBooks are published each month on the platform. The eBooks distributed by BookRix via its proprietary platform reach its base of some 560,000 users.
buyer: Bastei Luebbe (DB:BST:$77.74)
Bastei Lübbe AG is a publically traded media company organised around its publishing venture. It publishes books, audio books, ebooks and digital products in both the literary and popular science genres, as well as serialised novels and puzzle magazines. "
target: BookRix
BookRix GmbH & Co. KG is one of Germany's largest self-publishing platforms. As a shop-independent provider, BookRix delivers content from its authors to roughly 60 different stores - including market leaders Amazon and iTunes. It is also free.
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closed 5/30/2019 via Company Press Release

Naviga, acquired Zinio LLC

synopsis: Naviga, the largest software supplier serving the global media industry, announced the acquisition of ZINIO, the leading technology platform for digital magazines. ZINIO’s proprietary technology converts magazines into digital content that can be monetized in entirely new ways.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Naviga
Naviga is the leading provider of software and services powering media-rich industries. Our content creation, syndication, presentation and monetization solutions help companies drive profitability and accelerate digital business models. "
target parent: Gilvest LP
target: Zinio LLC
ZINIO brings innovation and inspiration to magazine publishers and consumers by delivering the ultimate digital reading experience on any device. ZINIO converts print magazines to digital XML content offering publishers to manage and deliver their content in magazine apps and platforms.
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closed 3/13/2013 via BtoBonline.com

ePublishing, Inc., acquired Next-Tech Markets

synopsis: ePublishing Inc. has acquired Next-Tech Markets, parent of the B2B Audience Network. The B2B Audience Network aggregates audiences from more than 300 niche online publications and enables publishing partners, such as Cygnus Business Media and UBM, to expand their reach to audiences similar to their own.
buyer: ePublishing, Inc.
ePublishing drives maximum profit for publishers and media companies with tools and services that empower clients to create a wide range of business models; leverage new and diversified income streams; and automatically generate deep reader engagement with Contextual Content, Community and Commerce."
target: Next-Tech Markets
Next-Tech Markets launched the B2B Audience Network in 2011, an advertising sales hub serving the interests of a growing group of independent, B2B publishers, website owners and content creators.
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closed 7/14/2006 via BusinessWire

Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company, acquired SPI Technologies Inc.

synopsis: ePLDT has completed its acquisition of SPI Technologies (SPi), a leading business process outsourcing (BPO) company. The purchase price was $158.8 million inclusive of debt. The acquisition is considered a strategic move that will place ePLDT at the forefront of the fast growing BPO industry.
buyer parent: Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company
buyer: Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company
ePLDT, Inc. is the premier information and communications technology company in the country, servicing a wide range of enterprises across various industries. ePLDT is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT). "
target parent: Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P.
target: SPI Technologies Inc.
SPi Global Solutions is one of the world's largest and most diversified Knowledge Process Outsourcing and Customer Interaction service providers in the industry in terms of clients, geographic presence, and capabilities with more than 14,000 dedicated employees globally.
price ($mm)
$159
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closed 2/8/2010 via BNC Analysis

Sight & Sound Productions, acquired Mugwump Productions Inc.

synopsis: Sight & Sound Production announced it has acquired Mugwump Productions Inc., a fellow Jacksonville company that designs and produces theme environments and events in Florida and southern Georgia.
buyer: Sight & Sound Productions
Hubbard Sight & Sound Ave Inc, doing business as Sight & Sound Productions, specializes in state-of-the-art audiovisual technology. Sight & Sound handles every aspect of an event; including lighting, sound, staging, and décor. "
target: Mugwump Productions Inc.
Mugwump Productions is the premier provider of one-of-a-kind set pieces and focal elements that create the perfect backdrop for corporate meetings, themed events, tradeshows, gala celebrations, casino parties and weddings.
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closed 6/26/2020 via Company Press Release

CanopyLAB, acquired YoPublico

synopsis: CanopyLAB is excited to announce the acquisition of Peruvian published YoPublico. YoPublico is a professional book publishing platform based in Peru. They have a complete service for the author, focused on providing all the necessary tools so that they can publish their knowledge to the world.
buyer: CanopyLAB
CanopyLAB is a Danish EdTech company founded in Copenhagen in 2015. CanopyLAB is behind a social and adaptive learning platform that is being used in more than 85 different countries. The platform is optimized using Artificial Intelligence. "
target: YoPublico
YoPublico is a professional book publishing platform based in Peru. They have a complete service for the author, focused on providing all the necessary tools so that they can publish their knowledge to the world.
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closed 3/15/2017 via BNC Analysis

Open House Research Limited merged with Beehive Research Ltd,

synopsis: Beehive Research, a provider of customised research solutions to help clients understand the customer experience and drivers of customer satisfaction, have merged Open House Research into its business. Open House Research specialises in quantitative data analysis for small-medium sized marketing and market research organisations.
buyer: Beehive Research Ltd
Beehive Research delivers insights that make a difference to global businesses and brands. They provide customised research solutions that enable their clients to engage with customers, prospects, stakeholders or employees; to understand the customer experience and drivers of customer satisfaction. "
target: Open House Research Limited
Open House Research specialises in quantitative data analysis for small-medium sized marketing and market research organisations. They offer assistance in all areas of the research process. Their solutions include survey design, data anyalysis, reporting and visualisation, and insight generation.
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closed 10/4/2016 via PR Newswire

Westchester Publishing Services, acquired Kinetic Publishing Services

synopsis: Westchester Publishing Services announced that it has acquired Kinetic Publishing Services, a highly regarded editorial and composition business. The acquisition of Kinetic expands Westchester's growing team of expert compositors and editors, aimed at serving clients that include the most prominent scholarly, trade, and science publishers.
buyer: Westchester Publishing Services
Westchester Publishing Services is the only U.S. employee-owned company concentrating in editorial, composition, and digital conversion services. Founded in 1969 and headquartered in Danbury, Connecticut, it has been a trusted partner to the U.S. publishing industry for decades. "
target: Kinetic Publishing Services
John Ferguson started Kinetic Publishing Services in 2003, with a rich background in composition, design, sales, and electronic publishing. His company works closely with clients to produce high-quality books and journals using the latest proven technologies.
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closed 12/9/2014 via Reuters

Carlyle Group, acquired Newgen KnowledgeWorks

synopsis: Private-equity firm Carlyle Group LP said it bought a majority stake in India's Newgen KnowledgeWorks, a provider of publishing and technical services. Newgen KnowledgeWorks caters to companies in the United States, UK and Europe. Newgen’s focus on talent, training, and technology has enabled them to become a complete solutions provider.
buyer: Carlyle Group (CG:$6,117.50)
The Carlyle Group is a global alternative asset manager with $203 billion of assets under management across 129 funds and 141 fund of funds vehicles. Founded in 1987, Carlyle has grown into one of the world’s largest and most successful investment firms, with 1,700 professionals around the world. "
target: Newgen KnowledgeWorks
Newgen KnowledgeWorks caters to the pre-press publishing needs of books and journals publishers in the UK, US, and Europe. Newgen’s focus on talent, training, and technology has enabled them to become a complete solutions provider.
price ($mm)
$32*
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announced 7/26/2017 via Company Press Release

CLIQ Digital, will acquire Universal Mobile Enterprises Ltd. and Moonlight Mobile Ltd

synopsis: CLIQ Digital AG signed an agreement to acquire 51% of the business operations of the UK based companies Universal Mobile Enterprises Ltd. (“UME“) and Moonlight Mobile Ltd (MM). UME and MM are active in the distribution of digital products.
buyer: CLIQ Digital (XTRA:CLIQ:$81.22)
CLIQ Digital is a global interactive media specialists company. It creates interactive entertainment solutions that it distributes to consumers across television, the internet and mobile devices, allowing them and their partners access to anyone, anywhere, anytime. "
target: Universal Mobile Enterprises Ltd. and Moonlight Mobile Ltd
UK based companies Universal Mobile Enterprises Ltd. (“UME“) and Moonlight Mobile Ltd. are active in the distribution of digital products. UME and Moonlight Mobile host a wide selection of mobile entertainment services to an international audience.
price ($mm)
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$13
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