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announced 9/30/2021 via Company Press Release

Sinch AB, will acquire Pathwire

synopsis: Sinch AB, a global leader in cloud communications for mobile customer engagement, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Pathwire, the leading cloud-based email delivery platform, including its Mailgun, Mailjet and Email on Acid products for developers and marketers.
buyer: Sinch AB (OM:SINCH:$1,362.30)
Sweden-based Sinch brings businesses and people closer with tools enabling personal engagement. Its leading cloud communications platform lets businesses reach every mobile phone on the planet, in seconds or less, through mobile messaging, voice, and video. "
target parent: Thoma Bravo, LLC
target: Pathwire
Pathwire empowers companies around the world to solve complex communication problems. Through its powerful email API and intuitive email marketing solutions, Pathwire delivers over 250 billion emails a year for companies like DHL, Wikipedia, Toast, Lyft, and Microsoft.
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announced 4/29/2021 via BusinessWire

MessageBird, will acquire SparkPost

synopsis: MessageBird, the world’s leading global omnichannel communication platform, has entered into definitive documentation to acquire US based SparkPost, the world’s largest, first and only predictive email intelligence platform.
buyer: MessageBird
Amsterdam-based MessageBird connects companies to their customers on billions of devices through versatile and reliable communication APIs. MessageBird's SMS, Chat, and Voice APIs revolutionize company-customer interactions by making contact easier, more efficient, and more accessible. "
target: SparkPost
SparkPost is the industry’s most trusted email optimization platform. SparkPost helps senders reliably reach the inbox with powerful solutions to help them plan, execute and optimize their email programs.
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$600
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closed 12/11/2019 via Company Press Release

Puzzel, acquired Logicalware

synopsis: Puzzel, a leading European Contact Center as a Service (CCaaS) provider, has announced the acquisition of Logicalware, a provider of email automation and customer service software. Logicalware’s best-in-class suite of customer service software solutions allow agents to efficiently and cost-effectively manage their customer support services
buyer parent: Marlin Equity Partners
buyer: Puzzel
Puzzel is a leading cloud-based contact center software provider. Headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with offices in six European markets including the U.K., the company serves more than 900 customers across 40 countries. "
target: Logicalware
Logicalware Ltd is a provider of email automation and customer service software headquartered in Scotland. Logicalware’s best-in-class suite of customer service software solutions allow agents to efficiently and cost-effectively manage their customer support services
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closed 4/3/2019 via Company Press Release

Thoma Bravo, LLC, acquired MailGun, Inc.

synopsis: Thoma Bravo, a leading private equity investment firm, has acquired a majority stake in email delivery platform, Mailgun. Mailgun allows companies to send, receive, and track transactional and marketing emails without the need of an email server or an expert in email operations.
buyer: Thoma Bravo, LLC
Thoma Bravo is a leading private equity investment firm providing equity and strategic support to experienced management teams and growing companies. The firm currently manages a series of private equity funds representing more than $30 billion of equity commitments. "
target parent: Turn/River Capital
target: MailGun, Inc.
Mailgun is an email delivery platform. It allows companies to send, receive, and track transactional and marketing emails without the need of an email server or an expert in email operations.
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closed 9/25/2018 via BNC Analysis

Slack Technologies, Inc, acquired Astro Technology, Inc.

synopsis: Slack, a cloud-based set of proprietary team collaboration tools and services, has acquired Astro, the maker of an email app with a built-in smart assistant that helps sort through messages and elevate important items. They have intelligent email apps for Mac, iOS and Android.
buyer: Slack Technologies, Inc (WORK:$902.61)
Slack brings all employees' communication together in one place. It creates open channels for the projects, groups and topics that teams share including messages, files & comments, inline images & video, rich link summaries and integration with the services people use every day, like Twitter, etc. "
target: Astro Technology, Inc.
Astro is the maker of an email app with a built-in smart assistant that helps sort through messages and elevate important items. They have intelligent email apps for Mac, iOS & Android.
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closed 10/1/2013 via Market Wire

Proofpoint, Inc., acquired Sendmail Inc.

synopsis: Proofpoint announced that it has acquired Sendmail, Inc., a leading provider of solutions that simplify business messaging complexity and reduce IT infrastructure costs. The acquisition brings a unique set of technical talent to the Proofpoint engineering team and strengthens the company's position in enterprise security and messaging.
buyer: Proofpoint, Inc. (PFPT:$1,088.07)
Proofpoint provides messaging security solutions for large enterprises to stop spam, protect against email viruses, ensure that outbound messages comply with both corporate policies and external regulations and prevent leaks of confidential information via email and other network protocols. "
target: Sendmail Inc.
Sendmail simplifies business email complexity and reduces IT infrastructure costs for large enterprises. The company’s solutions ensure global email connectivity, routing, and message delivery between people, systems, and applications located on-premises, in-cloud or on mobile devices.
price ($mm)
$23
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closed 5/13/2020 via PR Newswire

Simform, SoFriendly, acquired Newton Mail

synopsis: Newton, an email management app, was relaunched after being acquired jointly by Simform and SoFriendly. The application is known for its searching capabilities, cross-platform abilities and user interface. It has been referred to as an email client better than Gmail's native app.
buyer: SoFriendly
buyer: Simform
Simform is a software development company with a mission to help successful companies extend their tech capacity. Simform's extended development team model helps with custom software development, QA and Testing, API design and integration, and product development services. "
target parent: Essential
target: Newton Mail
Newton is an email management application for iOS, Android, MacOS, Windows and Chrome OS developed by CloudMagic, Inc. The application is known for its searching capabilities, cross-platform abilities and user interface. It has been referred to as an email client better than Gmail's native app.
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closed 3/7/2019 via BusinessWire

SugarCRM Inc, purchased Email Integration Products from Collabspot

synopsis: SugarCRM, the company that helps organizations build better business relationships, announced that it has acquired the Collabspot email integration products from Collabspot Pte Ltd. These tools provide improved integration with email.
buyer parent: Accel-KKR
buyer: SugarCRM Inc
SugarCRM enables businesses to create extraordinary customer relationships with the most empowering, adaptable and affordable customer relationship management (CRM) solution on the market. "
seller: Collabspot
The acquisition includes the email integration products from Collabspot. Collabspot integrates CRM systems with well-known email providers like Google and Microsoft, synchronizing emails, contacts and calendars to provide a 360-degree view of customers and communication with prospects.
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closed 12/7/2018 via BNC Analysis

Essential, acquired Newton Mail

synopsis: Andy Rubin’s Essential has acquired CloudMagic, makers of the Newton email app. Newton is a subscription-based service that supercharges email with power features like Read Receipts, Send Later, Undo Send, Sender Profile, Connected Apps, Recap (Only English), Snooze, and more across all devices.
buyer: Essential
Essential was founded by Andy Rubin, one of the creators of Android. Essential Phone is unlocked and works on all major carriers. "
target: Newton Mail
Newton is a subscription-based service that supercharges email with power features like Read Receipts, Send Later, Undo Send, Sender Profile, Connected Apps, Recap (Only English), Snooze, and more across all devices.
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announced 7/26/2018 via Reuters

Facebook, will acquire Redkix

synopsis: Israel’s Redkix, whose product combines email and team messaging, said it has agreed to be acquired by Facebook, where it will join the Workplace team to help companies collaborate. Redkix was born to make great collaboration happen and aims to be the mission control for clients' work communication.
buyer: Facebook (FB:$94,399.00)
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world. "
target: Redkix
Redkix is a team messaging platform powered by email. It was born to make great collaboration happen and aims to be the mission control for clients' work communication. Founded by CEO Oudi Antebi and CTO Roy Antebi in 2014, the company has offices in San Mateo, California and Tel Aviv, Israel.
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announced 8/18/2015 via GlobeNewswire

Synacor, Inc., will acquire Zimbra, Inc.

synopsis: Synacor Inc., the trusted multiscreen technology & monetization partner for video, internet & communications providers, device manufacturers, and enterprises, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire certain assets from Zimbra, Inc. The company is a global leader in open source email, calendaring, and collaboration software.
buyer: Synacor, Inc. (SYNC:$84.09)
Synacor is the trusted technology development, multiplatform services and revenue partner for video, internet and communications providers, device manufacturers, and enterprises. "
target: Zimbra, Inc.
Zimbra connects people and information with unified collaboration software that includes email, calendaring, file sharing, activity streams, social networks and more. With technology designed for social, mobile and the cloud, Zimbra gives individuals the flexibility to work from virtually anywhere.
price ($mm)
$22
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closed 7/15/2013 via PR Newswire

Telligent Systems, Inc., acquired Zimbra, Inc.

synopsis: Telligent, a market leader in enterprise social software, announced that it has acquired from VMware the assets of Zimbra, a leading messaging and collaboration solution. Upon closing, Telligent and Zimbra will merge to form Zimbra, a new software company offering a unified social collaboration suite.
buyer: Telligent Systems, Inc.
Telligent powers online communities and enterprise social networks that are essential to business. Telligent software helps companies empower their customers, employees and partners with social collaboration tools that drive real business value: higher sales, lower costs and bigger ideas. "
target parent: EMC Corporation
target: Zimbra, Inc.
Zimbra is a robust messaging and collaboration solution designed for the post-PC era. Zimbra simplifies IT and sets the standard for web and cloud based collaboration with a smarter mailbox that enables users to connect to their personal clouds.
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closed 2/16/2010 via Market Wire

VMware Inc., acquired Zimbra, Inc.

synopsis: VMware, Inc. the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop through the datacenter and to the cloud, announced the completion of its acquisition of Zimbra®, the leading vendor of next-generation, open source email and collaboration software, from Yahoo! Inc.
buyer parent: EMC Corp.
buyer: VMware Inc. (VMW:$11,338.00)
VMware is the global leader in virtual infrastructure software for industry-standard systems. Organizations of all sizes use VMware solutions to simplify their IT, fully leverage their existing computing investments and respond faster to changing business demands. "
target parent: Yahoo! Inc.
target: Zimbra, Inc.
Zimbra is a leading provider of collaboration software for universities, businesses and ISP's. Zimbra's rich AJAX interface is available on or offline to dramatically improve the collaboration experience. Zimbra is available on-premise or on-demand through our extensive hosted partner program.
price ($mm)
$100
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closed 10/4/2007 via

Yahoo! Inc., acquired Zimbra, Inc.

synopsis: Yahoo! Inc. a leading global Internet company, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Zimbra, Inc., a leader in next generation e-mail and collaboration software. Under the terms of the agreement, Yahoo! will acquire Zimbra for approximately $350 million.
buyer: Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO:$5,409.25)
Yahoo! Inc. is a leading global internet brand and one of the most trafficked Internet destinations worldwide. Yahoo!’s mission is to connect people to their passions, their communities and world’s knowledge. Yahoo! is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. "
target: Zimbra, Inc.
Zimbra is a leading provider of collaboration software for universities, businesses and ISP's. Zimbra's rich AJAX interface is available on or offline to dramatically improve the collaboration experience. Zimbra is available on-premise or on-demand through our extensive hosted partner program.
price ($mm)
$290
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closed 9/24/2021 via BusinessWire

GupShup, acquired Dotgo

synopsis: Gupshup, the leader in conversational messaging, has acquired Dotgo, the global industry leader in Rich Communication Services business messaging. Dotgo will significantly strengthen Gupshup’s conversational messaging platform that enables businesses and developers to build rich customer experiences.
buyer: GupShup
Gupshup is the leading conversational messaging platform, powering over 6 billion messages per month. Across verticals, thousands of large and small businesses in emerging markets use Gupshup to build conversational experiences across marketing, sales, and support. "
target: Dotgo
Dotgo, a global leader in Rich Communication Services (RCS), is building the APIs and cloud platforms needed in a world where every business must have a presence inside messaging apps, just as they have web sites and smartphone apps.
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announced 9/22/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Sinch AB, will acquire MessengerPeople GmbH

synopsis: Sinch AB, a global leader in cloud communications for mobile customer engagement, will acquire MessengerPeople, a leading German software-as-as-service platform for conversational messaging. MessengerPeople offers a cloud-based software suite that makes it easy for businesses to engage with their customers via messaging apps.
buyer: Sinch AB (OM:SINCH:$1,362.30)
Sweden-based Sinch brings businesses and people closer with tools enabling personal engagement. Its leading cloud communications platform lets businesses reach every mobile phone on the planet, in seconds or less, through mobile messaging, voice, and video. "
target: MessengerPeople GmbH
Based in Germany, MessengerPeople is a leading software-as-a-service provider for communication via messaging apps. The innovative Messenger Communication Platform enables companies to communicate professionally with customers via WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Instagram Messaging, and more.
price ($mm)
$56
rev ($mm)
$6
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
9.4x
EV / EBITDA
80.0x
closed 7/14/2021 via BNC Analysis

Discord, acquired Sentropy

synopsis: Discord has acquired Sentropy, a technology company that builds societal infrastructure for the internet. Businesses of every size - from startup communities of a few thousand to the largest forums on the web - use their software to protect their users and their brands from abuse, harassment, and malicious content.
buyer: Discord
Discord is a voice, video, and text communication service used by over a hundred million people to hang out and talk with their friends and communities. Discord offers Nitro, a premium subscription service that gives users special perks like high-quality streams and unique customizations. "
target: Sentropy
Sentropy is a technology company that builds societal infrastructure for the internet. Businesses of every size - from startup communities of a few thousand to the largest forums on the web - use their software to protect their users and their brands from abuse, harassment, and malicious content.
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closed 6/25/2021 via BNC Analysis

Symphony Communication Services Holdings LLC, acquired Cloud 9 Technologies

synopsis: Symphony, the leading financial markets’ infrastructure and technology platform, has acquired Cloud 9 Technologies, a cloud communications service provider. They provide high performance voice, messaging and collaboration services designed for the unique needs of distributed work groups and teams.
buyer: Symphony Communication Services Holdings LLC
Symphony is the most secure and compliant markets’ infrastructure and technology platform, where solutions are built or integrated to standardize, automate and innovate financial services workflows. "
target: Cloud 9 Technologies
Cloud 9 Technologies is a cloud communications service provider. They provide high performance voice, messaging and collaboration services designed for the unique needs of distributed work groups and teams.
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announced 5/18/2021 via Company Press Release

Twilio, will acquire Zipwhip

synopsis: Twilio, the leading cloud communications platform, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Zipwhip, the leading business-texting platform in North America, helping more than 30,000 organizations engage their customers and drive growth through texting.
buyer: Twilio (TWLO:$1,986.90)
Twilio powers the future of business communications and is used by millions of developers. Twilio has democratized communications channels like voice, text, chat, video, and email by virtualizing the world’s communications infrastructure through APIs that are simple enough for any developer to use. "
target: Zipwhip
Zipwhip is the leading business-texting platform in North America, helping more than 30,000 organizations engage their customers and drive growth through texting. Zipwhip has text-enabled more than 5 million landline and toll-free numbers so that businesses can reach their customers immediately.
price ($mm)
$850
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announced 5/10/2021 via Company Press Release

Secunet Security Networks AG, will acquire stashcat

synopsis: secunet Security Networks AG, Germany’s leading cybersecurity company, will acquire stashcat GmbH, the market leader for high-security messaging in Germany. stashcat provides a secure solution that covers a company's need for confidential communication. Their platform provides solutions for messaging, file storage, voice and video calls and more.
buyer: Secunet Security Networks AG (XTRA:YSN:$347.52)
secunet is one of the leading German providers of high-quality IT security. Over 380 experts work in the areas of cryptography, e-government, business security and automotive security, and develop innovative products in these fields in addition to highly secure and reliable solutions. "
target: stashcat
stashcat is the market leader for high-security messaging in Germany. stashcat provides a secure solution that covers a company's need for confidential communication and data exchange. Their platform provides solutions for messaging, file storage, voice and video calls, push notifications and more.
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announced 9/30/2021 via Company Press Release

Sinch AB, will acquire Pathwire

synopsis: Sinch AB, a global leader in cloud communications for mobile customer engagement, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Pathwire, the leading cloud-based email delivery platform, including its Mailgun, Mailjet and Email on Acid products for developers and marketers.
buyer: Sinch AB (OM:SINCH:$1,362.30)
Sweden-based Sinch brings businesses and people closer with tools enabling personal engagement. Its leading cloud communications platform lets businesses reach every mobile phone on the planet, in seconds or less, through mobile messaging, voice, and video. "
target parent: Thoma Bravo, LLC
target: Pathwire
Pathwire empowers companies around the world to solve complex communication problems. Through its powerful email API and intuitive email marketing solutions, Pathwire delivers over 250 billion emails a year for companies like DHL, Wikipedia, Toast, Lyft, and Microsoft.
price ($mm)
$1,900
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closed 6/10/2021 via BusinessWire

Pathwire, acquired Email on Acid

synopsis: Pathwire, the leading provider of powerful email APIs and intuitive email marketing solutions, has acquired Email on Acid as part of its mission to become the most comprehensive email service provider (ESP) on the market. Email on Acid is an industry leader in email preparation, offering a robust automated email pre-deployment platform.
buyer parent: Thoma Bravo, LLC
buyer: Pathwire
Pathwire empowers companies around the world to solve complex communication problems. Through its powerful email API and intuitive email marketing solutions, Pathwire delivers over 250 billion emails a year for companies like DHL, Wikipedia, Toast, Lyft, and Microsoft. "
target: Email on Acid
As the industry leader in email preparation, Email on Acid offers a comprehensive and flexible automated email pre-deployment platform. The company lets developers, marketers, and enterprise organizations deliver email perfection, improve marketing ROI, and protect brand reputation.
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closed 10/22/2019 via BusinessWire

MailGun, Inc., acquired Mailjet

synopsis: Mailgun, a leading email delivery platform backed by Thoma Bravo, has acquired the Paris-headquartered Mailjet, a singular solution to send, track, and deliver both marketing and transactional emails. Together the two brands will serve over 290,000 companies in over 150 countries and make it easier for both developers and marketers to send smarter.
buyer parent: Thoma Bravo, LLC
buyer: MailGun, Inc.
Mailgun is a leading email delivery platform. With a cloud-native infrastructure and robust email API technology, Mailgun offers technically progressive teams the ability to send, receive, and track email easily from within their applications. "
target: Mailjet
France-based Mailjet is an all-in-one solution to send, track and deliver both marketing and transactional emails. Its cloud-based infrastructure is unique and highly scalable with a proprietary technology that optimizes email deliverability.
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closed 4/3/2019 via Company Press Release

Thoma Bravo, LLC, acquired MailGun, Inc.

synopsis: Thoma Bravo, a leading private equity investment firm, has acquired a majority stake in email delivery platform, Mailgun. Mailgun allows companies to send, receive, and track transactional and marketing emails without the need of an email server or an expert in email operations.
buyer: Thoma Bravo, LLC
Thoma Bravo is a leading private equity investment firm providing equity and strategic support to experienced management teams and growing companies. The firm currently manages a series of private equity funds representing more than $30 billion of equity commitments. "
target parent: Turn/River Capital
target: MailGun, Inc.
Mailgun is an email delivery platform. It allows companies to send, receive, and track transactional and marketing emails without the need of an email server or an expert in email operations.
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announced 8/28/2012 via BusinessWire

Rackspace Hosting, will acquire MailGun, Inc.

synopsis: Rackspace® Hosting announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Mailgun, Inc. Mailgun provides a powerful set of APIs that allows users to send, receive, and track email easily from within their applications – without managing an email server or becoming an expert in email setup, operations and deliverability.
buyer: Rackspace Hosting (RAX:$2,073.40)
Rackspace Hosting is the open cloud company, delivering open technologies and powering more than 190,000 customers worldwide. Rackspace provides its renowned Fanatical Support® across a broad portfolio of IT products, including Public Cloud, Private Cloud, Hybrid Hosting and Dedicated Hosting. "
target: MailGun, Inc.
Built for developers, Mailgun provides a powerful set of APIs that allows users to send, receive, and track email easily from within their applications – without managing an email server or becoming an expert in email setup, operations and deliverability.
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announced 9/30/2021 via Company Press Release

Sinch AB, will acquire Pathwire

synopsis: Sinch AB, a global leader in cloud communications for mobile customer engagement, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Pathwire, the leading cloud-based email delivery platform, including its Mailgun, Mailjet and Email on Acid products for developers and marketers.
buyer: Sinch AB (OM:SINCH:$1,362.30)
Sweden-based Sinch brings businesses and people closer with tools enabling personal engagement. Its leading cloud communications platform lets businesses reach every mobile phone on the planet, in seconds or less, through mobile messaging, voice, and video. "
target parent: Thoma Bravo, LLC
target: Pathwire
Pathwire empowers companies around the world to solve complex communication problems. Through its powerful email API and intuitive email marketing solutions, Pathwire delivers over 250 billion emails a year for companies like DHL, Wikipedia, Toast, Lyft, and Microsoft.
price ($mm)
$1,900
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announced 9/22/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Sinch AB, will acquire MessengerPeople GmbH

synopsis: Sinch AB, a global leader in cloud communications for mobile customer engagement, will acquire MessengerPeople, a leading German software-as-as-service platform for conversational messaging. MessengerPeople offers a cloud-based software suite that makes it easy for businesses to engage with their customers via messaging apps.
buyer: Sinch AB (OM:SINCH:$1,362.30)
Sweden-based Sinch brings businesses and people closer with tools enabling personal engagement. Its leading cloud communications platform lets businesses reach every mobile phone on the planet, in seconds or less, through mobile messaging, voice, and video. "
target: MessengerPeople GmbH
Based in Germany, MessengerPeople is a leading software-as-a-service provider for communication via messaging apps. The innovative Messenger Communication Platform enables companies to communicate professionally with customers via WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Instagram Messaging, and more.
price ($mm)
$56
rev ($mm)
$6
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
9.4x
EV / EBITDA
80.0x
announced 6/10/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Sinch AB, will acquire MessageMedia

synopsis: Sinch AB, a global leader in cloud communications for mobile customer engagement, is to acquire MessageMedia, a leader in mobile messaging solutions for small and medium-sized businesses in the United States and Australia, New Zealand, and Europe.
buyer: Sinch AB (OM:SINCH:$1,362.30)
Sweden-based Sinch brings businesses and people closer with tools enabling personal engagement. Its leading cloud communications platform lets businesses reach every mobile phone on the planet, in seconds or less, through mobile messaging, voice, and video. "
target: MessageMedia
MessageMedia is Australia's largest business mobile messaging service provider. Through its reliable and innovative IT solutions and award-winning customer service, MessageMedia helps businesses of all sizes deliver business efficiencies, improve customer engagement and increase revenue.
price ($mm)
$1,300
rev ($mm)
$151
EBITDA ($mm)
$51
EV / rev
8.6x
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25.5x
announced 6/15/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Sinch AB, will acquire ACL Mobile

synopsis: Sinch AB, a global leader in cloud communications for mobile customer engagement, is to acquire ACL Mobile Limited, a leading communications platform provider to businesses in Southeast Asia. Their platform enables large and leading enterprises to engage their customers over multiple channels including SMS, voice, email, IP messaging and WhatsApp.
buyer: Sinch AB (OM:SINCH:$1,362.30)
Sweden-based Sinch brings businesses and people closer with tools enabling personal engagement. Its leading cloud communications platform lets businesses reach every mobile phone on the planet, in seconds or less, through mobile messaging, voice, and video. "
target: ACL Mobile
ACL Mobile is a leading communications platform provider to businesses in Southeast Asia. Their platform enables large and leading enterprises to engage their customers over multiple channels including SMS, voice, email, IP messaging and WhatsApp.
price ($mm)
$71*
rev ($mm)
$65
EBITDA ($mm)
$6
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1.3x
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13.6x
announced 5/5/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Sinch AB, will purchase SAP Digital Interconnect from SAP SE

synopsis: Sinch AB, a global leader in cloud communications for mobile customer engagement, will acquire SAP Digital Interconnect (SDI) from SAP SE. SDI offers cloud-based communications products that help mobile network operators, enterprises and developers drive digital transformation with intelligent, interconnected, multichannel engagements.
buyer: Sinch AB (OM:SINCH:$1,362.30)
Sweden-based Sinch brings businesses and people closer with tools enabling personal engagement. Its leading cloud communications platform lets businesses reach every mobile phone on the planet, in seconds or less, through mobile messaging, voice, and video. "
seller: SAP SE (SAP:$32,136.42)
SAP Digital Interconnect (SDI) provides cloud-based, API-driven engagement services that help mobile network operators, enterprises, and developers drive digital transformation with intelligent, interconnected, multichannel engagements.
price ($mm)
$243
rev ($mm)
$367
EBITDA ($mm)
$17
EV / rev
0.7x
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14.6x
announced 3/26/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Sinch AB, will acquire Wavy Global

synopsis: Sinch AB (publ), a global leader in cloud communications for mobile customer engagement, will acquire Wavy from Movile, an ecosystem of leading technology companies in Latin America. Wavy is a leading business messaging provider in Latin America. Their solutions enable their clients to interact with their customers through multiple channels.
buyer: Sinch AB (OM:SINCH:$1,362.30)
Sinch brings businesses and people closer with tools enabling personal engagement. Its leading cloud communications platform lets businesses reach every mobile phone on the planet, in seconds or less, through mobile messaging, voice and video. "
target parent: Naspers Ltd.
target: Wavy Global
Wavy is a leading business messaging provider in Latin America. Wavy helps companies to strengthen their relationship with their customers using multiple channels. Wavy's customer service platform enables their clients to interact with their customers via WhatsApp, SMS, phone, chat, email, and more.
price ($mm)
$127
rev ($mm)
$99
EBITDA ($mm)
$10
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1.3x
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12.5x
announced 3/19/2020 via Company Press Release

Sinch AB, will acquire Chatlayer bvba

synopsis: Sinch AB, a global leader in cloud communications for mobile customer engagement, will acquire Chatlayer BV. Founded in Antwerp in early 2018, ChatLayer.ai is a cloud-based software platform that lets businesses create multi-lingual chatbots and voicebots using Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Natural Language Understanding (NLU).
buyer: Sinch AB (OM:SINCH:$1,362.30)
Sinch brings businesses and people closer with tools enabling personal engagement. Its leading cloud communications platform lets businesses reach every mobile phone on the planet, in seconds or less, through mobile messaging, voice and video. "
target: Chatlayer bvba
Founded in 2018, Chatlayer is a platform to build high-performing chat- and voicebots that work in 100+ languages. Its custom-built AI ensures superior Natural Language Understanding and provides business users with actionable insights and advice on how to improve bot performance.
price ($mm)
$7.81
rev ($mm)
$1
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announced 9/26/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Sinch AB, will acquire myElefant

synopsis: Sinch AB (publ), a global leader in cloud communications for mobile customer engagement, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire myElefant, a mobile messaging SaaS platform that allows brands to improve their customers’ engagement across all mobile messaging channels.
buyer: Sinch AB (OM:SINCH:$1,362.30)
Sinch is a trusted software provider to mobile operators, and its platform powers business-critical communications for many of the world’s largest companies. Sinch brings businesses and people closer with tools enabling personal engagement. "
target: myElefant
Based in France, myElefant publishes a mobile messaging SaaS platform that allows brands to improve their customers’ engagement across all mobile messaging channels. The company is one of the first to adopt conversational messaging technologies such as RCS, Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp.
price ($mm)
$20
rev ($mm)
$12
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
2.0x
EV / EBITDA
26.9x
announced 12/9/2016 via Company Press Release

CLX Communications, will acquire Sinch

synopsis: CLX Communications AB, a leading global provider of cloud-based communication services, announces that it has submitted a binding offer for the acquisition of all shares in Sinch AB. Sinch provides developers with a communications platform that enables iOS and Android developers to add a layer of voice and messaging to their application.
buyer: CLX Communications (OM:CLX:$369.54)
CLX Communications is a leading provider of cloud-based communications services and solutions to enterprises and mobile operators. Mobile communications services from CLX make it possible for enterprises to communicate globally with people and connected devices. "
target: Sinch (OM:SINCH:$1,362.30)
Sinch AB provides developers with a communications platform that enables iOS and Android developers to add a layer of voice and messaging to their application.
price ($mm)
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announced 12/9/2020 via Company Press Release

CounterPath Solutions, Inc. will be merged with Alianza,

synopsis: CounterPath Corporation, a global provider of award-winning Unified Communications and Collaboration (UCC) solutions for enterprises and service providers, is to be acquired by Alianza, a leading cloud communications platform for service providers.
buyer: Alianza
Alianza connects people by powering a feature-rich and robust suite of cloud communications products for service providers. Alianza makes it easy, highly profitable, and future-proof with its cloud native, agile software-as-a-service solution. "
target: CounterPath Solutions, Inc. (CPAH:$13.87)
CounterPath Solutions, Inc. is a developer of award-winning, carrier-grade VoIP and Video over IP SIP softphones for telecom and Internet telephony service providers, cable operators, IP-PBX manufacturers and infrastructure manufacturers.
price ($mm)[EV]
$25 [$25]
rev ($mm)
$14
EBITDA ($mm)
$2
EV / rev
1.9x
EV / EBITDA
16.8x
announced 10/23/2017 via Market Wire

Cisco Systems, Inc., will acquire Broadsoft, Inc.

synopsis: Cisco and BroadSoft announced a definitive agreement for Cisco to acquire BroadSoft, Inc. BroadSoft is the technology innovator in cloud PBX, unified communications, team collaboration, and contact center solutions for businesses. They are a market leader for cloud unified communications with an open, mobile and secure platform.
buyer: Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO:$48,846.00)
Cisco is the worldwide technology leader that has been making the Internet work since the company was established. Cisco's people, products, and partners help society securely connect and seize tomorrow's digital opportunity today. "
target: Broadsoft, Inc. (BSFT:$354.53)
BroadSoft is the technology innovator in cloud PBX, unified communications, team collaboration, and contact center solutions for businesses. They are a market leader for cloud unified communications with an open, mobile and secure platform.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2,241 [$1,873]
rev ($mm)
$362
EBITDA ($mm)
$24
EV / rev
5.3x
EV / EBITDA
80.7x
announced 12/9/2016 via Company Press Release

CLX Communications, will acquire Sinch

synopsis: CLX Communications AB, a leading global provider of cloud-based communication services, announces that it has submitted a binding offer for the acquisition of all shares in Sinch AB. Sinch provides developers with a communications platform that enables iOS and Android developers to add a layer of voice and messaging to their application.
buyer: CLX Communications (OM:CLX:$369.54)
CLX Communications is a leading provider of cloud-based communications services and solutions to enterprises and mobile operators. Mobile communications services from CLX make it possible for enterprises to communicate globally with people and connected devices. "
target: Sinch (OM:SINCH:$1,362.30)
Sinch AB provides developers with a communications platform that enables iOS and Android developers to add a layer of voice and messaging to their application.
price ($mm)
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closed 1/20/2014 via BNC Analysis

Aastra Technologies Ltd., acquired Telepo

synopsis: Aastra Technologies Ltd's European subsidiary has acquired Telepo Ltd. Telepo AB provides enterprise mobility and converged communication solutions for businesses and service providers. It offers Business Communication Solution that provides mobile business users and enterprise voice administrators with various services.
buyer: Aastra Technologies Ltd. (AATSF:$692.99)
Aastra Technologies Limited is a global company at the forefront of the Enterprise Communication market. Headquartered in Concord, Ontario, Canada, Aastra develops and delivers innovative and integrated solutions that address the communication needs of businesses. "
target: Telepo
Telepo AB provides enterprise mobility and converged communication solutions for businesses and service providers. It offers Business Communication Solution that provides mobile business users and enterprise voice administrators with various services.
price ($mm)
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closed 9/30/2008 via BNC Analysis

Tetco Technologies SA, acquired Voxpilot Ltd.

synopsis: Tetco Technologies, a French company dedicated to unified communications and voice and data convergence, has acquired Voxpilot, a major player in VoiceXML technology for interactive voice and video applications.
buyer: Tetco Technologies SA
Group Tetco is fully dedicated to the telecommunication market and has become a major actor in development, integration and distribution of Value Added Services and Solutions for both Telecom Operators and Enterprises. "
target: Voxpilot Ltd.
Voxpilot is a provider of IMS-Ready, VoiceXML and Video-In-VoiceXML technology. Voxpilot brings the next generation of interactive telecommunication services to enterprises, integrators, carriers and service providers.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
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closed 6/8/2020 via PR Newswire

Orion Innovation, acquired Zodiac Systems

synopsis: Orion Innovation, a global business and technology services firm that provides digital transformation, announced the acquisition of Zodiac Systems, a New York-based video service delivery software company.  Zodiac provides advanced cloud and device software and engineering services for Tier 1 media and telecom operators globally.
buyer parent: One Equity Partners
buyer: Orion Innovation
Orion is a premier, global business and technology services firm that provides digital transformation, automation and digital product development services. Rooted in engineering and design thinking, its team of over 4,000 associates help Fortune 1,000 companies increase efficiencies. "
target: Zodiac Systems
Zodiac Systems is a global leader in cloud and device video service delivery software. For 17 years, Zodiac's software has been quietly powering the video service delivery networks of Tier I operators.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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announced 5/14/2020 via BNC Analysis

Microsoft Corporation, will acquire Metaswitch Networks

synopsis: Microsoft is moving to expand its cloud communications portfolio. The tech giant announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire cloud communications specialist Metaswitch. Metaswitch provides cloud-based voice, data, and communication software solutions for telecommunication providers.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$168,088.00)
Microsoft is the leading software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services. They offer Business Software, Design Tools, Developer Tools, Home & Educational Software, Tablets, Search, Advertising, Cloud Computing and more. "
target: Metaswitch Networks
Metaswitch is the world’s leading cloud native communications software company. The company develops commercial and open-source software solutions that are constructively disrupting the way that service providers build, scale, innovate and account for communication services.
price ($mm)
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closed 4/6/2015 via PR Newswire

Akamai Technologies, acquired Octoshape, ApS

synopsis: Akamai Technologies, Inc. announced that it has acquired Octoshape. Octoshape's services are designed to help optimize the quality of video streams for over-the-top (OTT) content and to enable Internet Protocol television (IPTV) solutions.
buyer: Akamai Technologies (AKAM:$3,334.66)
Akamai makes the Internet fast, reliable and secure for its customers. The company's advanced web performance, mobile performance, cloud security and media delivery solutions are revolutionizing how businesses optimize experiences for any device, anywhere. "
target: Octoshape, ApS
Octoshape is a revolutionary cloud over-the-top (OTT) IPTV service provider that focuses on delivering broadcast, enterprise, and carrier solutions. Octoshape's cloud technologies are adopted worldwide to enable the evolution of broadcast TV to broadband TV.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
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EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/10/2008 via Company Press Release

PEQAB, acquired EmblaCom AB

synopsis: PEQ Invest has signed an agreement to acquire the Mobile Office business unit from Teligent AB. The Mobile Office operations will be carved out from Teligent into a standalone company named EmblaCom AB. EmblaCom is a provider of enterprise telephony solutions to telecom network operators and service providers.
buyer: PEQAB
PEQAB is a private equity fund firm focused on investing in and developing companies in the SME segment in Sweden. The first fund, PEQ Invest 1 AB, was set up during 2008 with a capital of SEK 280 million, and investors include e.g. the Söderberg family (founders of Ratos). "
target parent: Teligent Telecom AB
target: EmblaCom AB
The EmblaCom Mobility Suite enables companies the ability to integrate mobile telephony with their existing fixed telephony environments or to fully replace fixed telephony with mobile telephony all with no deterioration in service levels.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/30/2018 via BNC Analysis

Unikie Oy, acquired Silta

synopsis: Unikie, a Finnish software development company, has acquired Neusoft Mobile Solutions from Neusoft, a leading IT solutions & services company. Neusoft Mobile Solutions is a Finnish company that developed Silta, a whitelabel IP based voice and messaging application for telco businesses.
buyer: Unikie Oy
Unikie is a Finnish software development company that develops demanding software solutions. Unikie offers a simulation and testing environment for LiDAR based systems and self-controlling technologies. For carriers they offer the latest IP based voice and messaging solutions. "
target parent: Neusoft Corporation
target: Silta
Neusoft Mobile Solutions is a company in Finland that delivers mobile solutions to telco customers. They offer Silta, a whitelabel IP based voice and messaging application that creates value for their customer's business. They offer full branding services to customize Silta to a client's brand.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 9/4/2014 via BusinessWire

Taqua, LLC, acquired Kineto Wireless

synopsis: Taqua®, LLC, a leading supplier of mobile and fixed IP convergence systems, applications, and services announced the acquisition of Milpitas-based Kineto Wireless, the market leader in mobile client solutions that enable smartphones to deliver high quality voice and messaging services over Wi-Fi networks, commonly referred to as VoWiFi.
buyer: Taqua, LLC
Taqua enables service providers to deliver next generation IP-based communications while pragmatically transitioning their legacy networks to LTE and IMS architectures. Since 1998, Taqua’s mobile and fixed IP convergence solutions have been used by hundreds of wireline, cable and wireless carriers. "
target: Kineto Wireless
Kineto strives to assist mobile operators in the transition to IP-based services. Their solutions help operators respond to the growing threat from over-the-top (OTT) service providers and remain competitive as communications service providers.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
cancelled 5/22/2007 via

Harbinger Capital Partners, cancelled an acquisition of Openwave Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Harbinger today announced its intention to acquire 40,389,560 shares of common stock, par value $0.001 per share, of Openwave Systems Inc. and the associated Rights issued under the Rights Plan to purchase certain shares of Openwave preferred stock. The acquisition consideration will be approximately $335 million.
buyer: Harbinger Capital Partners
Harbinger Capital Partners Master Fund I, Ltd. is a Cayman Islands corporation (the "Harbinger Master Fund") and Harbinger Capital Partners Special Situations Fund, L.P. is a Delaware limited partnership. "
target: Openwave Systems, Inc.
Openwave Systems Inc. is one of the world's leading innovators of software applications and infrastructure designed to enable revenue-generating, personalized services, including merchandising and advertising, which converge the mobile and broadband experience across all of a user's devices.
price ($mm)[EV]
$287 [$112]*
rev ($mm)
$338
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.2x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/3/2013 via BusinessWire

TEOCO Corporation, acquired AIRCOM International

synopsis: TEOCO, the leading provider of Assurance, Analytics and Optimization solutions to communications service providers (CSP) worldwide, announced it has completed its acquisition of AIRCOM International, the leading provider of network planning, optimization and management software for mobile networks.
buyer: TEOCO Corporation
TEOCO is the leading provider of Assurance, Analytics and Optimization solutions to Communication Service Providers worldwide. Teoco's product portfolio includes Customer Analytics, Margin Assurance, Service Assurance and Network Optimization solutions. "
target parent: H.I.G. Capital
target: AIRCOM International
Aircom is the leading independent provider of network planning, optimization and management software for mobile networks. AIRCOM’s products, all of which are LTE capable, enable operators to regain visibility and control of their network, which in turn drives efficiency and profitability.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 4/8/2013 via Reuters

Ericsson AB, will acquire Microsoft Mediaroom

synopsis: Telecom equipment maker Ericsson said it had struck a deal to buy Microsoft Corp's Mediaroom IPTV business, which makes software used by phone companies to deliver television over the Internet. The deal would make Ericsson, already the world's biggest mobile networks maker, the leading provider of IPTV with a 25 percent market share.
buyer: Ericsson AB (OM:ERIC B:$23,129.81)
Ericsson is a world-leading provider of telecommunications equipment and services to mobile and fixed network operators. Over 1,000 networks in more than 180 countries use our network equipment, and more than 40 percent of the world's mobile traffic passes through Ericsson networks. "
target parent: Microsoft Corporation
target: Microsoft Mediaroom
Microsoft Mediaroom is the world’s most deployed IPTV platform. Mediaroom-powered TV services are being offered by more than 40 of the world’s leading operators, delivering services to more than eleven million consumer households.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/21/2011 via BusinessWire

Taqua, LLC, acquired Tatara Systems

synopsis: Taqua, LLC, a leading supplier of convergence switching and small cell deployment solutions, has completed the acquisition of Acton, MA-based Tatara Systems, the leading provider of SIP-based mobile telephony convergence solutions. Tatara Systems has focused exclusively on developing applications for the mobile convergence market.
buyer: Taqua, LLC
Taqua is a leading supplier of next-generation fixed and mobile convergence switching, IP peering, backhaul systems, and enhanced applications. hundreds of carriers utilize Taqua to provide a full array of revenue generating, broadband and mobile applications to all types of communication devices. "
target: Tatara Systems
Tatara Systems is the leading provider of SIP-based mobile telephony convergence solutions. Founded in 2001, Tatara Systems has focused exclusively on developing applications for the mobile convergence market, the first of which is for femtocells.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 1/21/2010 via PR Newswire

724 Solutions, Inc. merged with Mobixell Networks,

synopsis: Mobixell Networks, announced the acquisition of mobile internet company, 724 Solutions. The merged company will create a global organization with local sales and support capability in the US, UK, China, Switzerland, India, Israel, and other countries, and with a customer base of over 350 mobile oper
buyer: Mobixell Networks
Mobixell Networks provides innovative multimedia technologies and business solutions that facilitate the expansion of mobile operators, content and service providers' mobile multimedia services by enabling content consumption, Peer-2-Peer content sharing, and User Generated Content communities. "
target parent: Austin Ventures, L.P.
target: 724 Solutions, Inc.
724 Solutions delivers reliable, scalable technology and solutions that allow mobile network operators to rapidly deploy flexible and open, next-generation IP-based network and data services.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 12/10/2009 via BusinessWire

VocalTec Communications, Ltd., acquired Outsmart

synopsis: VocalTec Communications Ltd., a global provider of carrier-class multimedia and voice-over-IP solutions for communication service providers, announced that it has acquired substantially all of the assets of Outsmart, a pioneer and provider of telecommunications convergence solutions.
buyer: VocalTec Communications, Ltd. (VOCL:$6.41)
VocalTec Communications is a global provider of carrier-class multimedia and voice-over-IP solutions for communication service providers. VocalTec provides proven trunking, peering and residential/enterprise VoIP application solutions. "
target: Outsmart
Founded in 2001, Outsmart is a leading mobile solutions provider of convergence technologies. The Company offers its flagship product, the Plug ‘n Talk™ solution that allows mobile operators to reach out across national borders to tap into new user segments.
price ($mm)
$0.23
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/28/2017 via BusinessWire

Xura, Inc., acquired Mitel Mobility, Inc.

synopsis: Xura Inc, a leading provider of digital communications services, announced the completion of the acquisition of Mitel Mobility, a division of Mitel Networks Corporation. Mitel Mobility is a leading provider of Voice-over-Long-Term Evolution, Voice-over-WiFi, video, Rich Communication Services, messaging, radio access and packet core solutions.
buyer parent: Siris Capital Group
buyer: Xura, Inc. (MESG:$292.74)
Xura, Inc. offers a portfolio of digital services solutions that enable global communications across a variety of mobile devices and platforms. They help communication service providers and enterprises navigate and monetize the digital ecosystem to create innovative, new experiences. "
target parent: Mitel Networks Corporation
target: Mitel Mobility, Inc. (MVNR:$123.22)
Mitel Mobile, formerly Mavenir Systems, is a leading provider of Voice-over-Long-Term Evolution (“VoLTE”), Voice-over-WiFi (“VoWiFi”), video, Rich Communication Services (“RCS”), messaging, radio access and packet core solutions.
price ($mm)
$385
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/29/2015 via GlobeNewswire

Mitel Networks Corporation, acquired Mavenir Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Mitel®, a global leader in business communications, announced the completion of its acquisition of Mavenir Systems, Inc, a leading provider of software-based networking solutions for mobile carriers.
buyer: Mitel Networks Corporation (MITL:$1,059.10)
Mitel is a global provider of unified communications and collaboration (UCC) software, solutions and services that enable organizations to conduct business anywhere, over any medium with the device of their choice. "
target: Mavenir Systems, Inc. (MVNR:$123.22)
Mavenir Systems provides software-based networking solutions that enable mobile service providers to deliver next generation services over 4G LTE networks. Mavenir™ has a fully virtualized end to end portfolio of Voice/Video, Messaging and Mobile Core products.
price ($mm)
$560
rev ($mm)
$130
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
4.3x
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/19/2014 via BusinessWire

Mavenir Systems, Inc., acquired Stoke, Inc.

synopsis: Mavenir Systems®, a leading provider of software-based networking solutions, announced that it has acquired Stoke, Inc., subject to customary closing conditions. Stoke provides mobile gateway solutions to the broadband network industry and has been a market leader in deployed LTE Security Gateways.
buyer: Mavenir Systems, Inc. (MVNR:$123.22)
Mavenir Systems provides software-based networking solutions that enable mobile service providers to deliver next generation services over 4G LTE networks. Mavenir™ has a fully virtualized end to end portfolio of Voice/Video, Messaging and Mobile Core products. "
target: Stoke, Inc.
Stoke provides mobile gateway solutions to the broadband network industry and has been a market leader in deployed LTE Security Gateways. STOKE® products have been selected by the world's leading mobile network operators for technical excellence and quality.
price ($mm)
$4.80
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.35)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: OM:SINCH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sinch AB
Sinch AB
Sweden-based Sinch brings businesses and people closer with tools enabling personal engagement. Its leading cloud communications platform lets businesses reach every mobile phone on the planet, in seconds or less, through mobile messaging, voice, and video.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$1,362.30
EBITDA ($mm)
$136.32
EBIT ($mm)
$81.04
Net Income ($mm)
$57.33
Employees
1716
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Ticker: CPAH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CounterPath Solutions, Inc.
CounterPath Solutions, Inc.
CounterPath Solutions, Inc. is a developer of award-winning, carrier-grade VoIP and Video over IP SIP softphones for telecom and Internet telephony service providers, cable operators, IP-PBX manufacturers and infrastructure manufacturers.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$13.87
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.10
EBIT ($mm)
$1.02
Net Income ($mm)
$0.73
Employees
74
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Ticker: NGM:CHAL B
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Challenger Mobile
Challenger Mobile
Challenger Mobile is a Swedish provider of IP-based mobile telephony services and solutions. Challenger Mobile offers a white label solution that enables operators to offer mobile IP telephony to their customers. Their technology helps operators to build a stronger brand and increase their revenue.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$0.02
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.20)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: SNCR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Synchronoss Technologies, Inc.
Synchronoss Technologies, Inc.
Synchronoss Technologies is the leader in mobile cloud innovation and software-based activation for mobile carriers around the world. The company’s technology solutions allow customers to connect, synchronize and activate connected devices and services that empower enterprises and consumers.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$474.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$115.99
EBIT ($mm)
$77.00
Net Income ($mm)
$35.14
Employees
1765
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Ticker: AIM:IMO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IMImobile Pvt Ltd.
IMImobile Pvt Ltd.
IMImobile provides software and services which help businesses capitalise on the growth in mobile communication. The company’s solutions allow customers to use mobile as a channel to create new revenue streams, as CRM and customer engagement channel and as a channel to improve business operations.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$219.10
EBITDA ($mm)
$26.24
EBIT ($mm)
$14.60
Net Income ($mm)
$5.44
Employees
1114
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Ticker: TSXV:MTLO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Martello Technologies, Inc.
Martello Technologies, Inc.
Martello’s solutions manage and optimize the performance of real-time services on cloud and enterprise networks. Their solutions allow over the top (OTT) service providers and enterprises around the world to deliver better service quality and a reliable user experience.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$9.40
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.58)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.28)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
92
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Ticker: DZSI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DZS Inc.
DZS Inc.
DZS Inc. is a global leader of intelligent, packet-based mobile transport, broadband access and network orchestration and cloud-native automation solutions.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$300.64
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.81)
EBIT ($mm)
($6.05)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
750
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Ticker: NMSS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NMS Communications
NMS Communications
NMS Communications is a leading provider of technologies and solutions for mobile applications and infrastructure. NMS develops products that enable new mobile voice, data and video applications and improve the performance and quality of wireless networks.
year
2007
rev ($mm)
$82.45
EBITDA ($mm)
($4.80)
EBIT ($mm)
($8.81)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
347
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Ticker: SIX:MYRN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Myriad Group AG
Myriad Group AG
Myriad Group AG is a global leader in mobile technology and has shipped software in more than 2 billion devices. Its comprehensive portfolio includes browsers, messaging, Java, user interfaces and middleware for all types of mobile phones, from ultra-low cost handsets to advanced smartphones.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$56.29
EBITDA ($mm)
($6.06)
EBIT ($mm)
($25.97)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: TEUM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pareteum Corporation
Pareteum Corporation
Pareteum Corporation is a leading provider of mobile networking software and services. Pareteum empowers Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) and Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) by providing a patented cloud based mobile communications infrastructure, operating software and managed services.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$32.44
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.96)
EBIT ($mm)
($7.38)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
138
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Ticker: XTRA:CYR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
cyan AG
cyan is a European provider of intelligent, white labeled IT security solutions. Their main business areas are mobile security solutions for the end customers of mobile network operators and fixed line internet service providers, the insurance & financial services sector and government institutions.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: AKAM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Akamai Technologies
Akamai Technologies
Akamai, the leader in Content Delivery Network services, makes the Internet fast, reliable and secure for its customers. Their advanced web performance, mobile performance, cloud security and media delivery solutions are revolutionizing how businesses optimize experiences for any device, anywhere.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$3,334.66
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,091.55
EBIT ($mm)
$734.81
Net Income ($mm)
$584.18
Employees
8368
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Ticker: RBBN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sonus Networks, Inc.
Sonus Networks, Inc.
Sonus Networks, Inc. enables and secures real-time communications so the world's leading service providers and enterprises can embrace the next generation of SIP and 4G/LTE solutions including VoIP, video, instant messaging and online collaboration.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$667.24
EBITDA ($mm)
$46.64
EBIT ($mm)
$16.41
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2209
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Ticker: BSE:543228
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Route Mobile Limited
Route Mobile Limited
Route Mobile Limited, based in India, is a technology service provider for mobile communications industry with a focus on messaging & voice solutions. It has developed an indigenous technology platform to support Mobile Network Operators (MNOs), OTT Players, Enterprises, Aggregators and Resellers.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$177.33
EBITDA ($mm)
$20.42
EBIT ($mm)
$17.23
Net Income ($mm)
$15.09
Employees
603
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Ticker: DDOG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Datadog, Inc.
Datadog, Inc.
Datadog is the monitoring and security platform for cloud applications. Its SaaS platform integrates and automates infrastructure monitoring, application performance monitoring, and log management to provide unified, real-time observability of its customers’ entire technology stack.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$603.47
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.73
EBIT ($mm)
($13.77)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1403
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