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closed 2/2/2022 via BusinessWire

PicsArt, acquired Code Republic

synopsis: Picsart, the world’s leading digital creation platform and a top 20 most downloaded app worldwide, announced that it has acquired the learning platform Code Republic. Code Republic offers online education courses in programming, math and more. The company was founded in 2019 and is based in Yerevan, Armenia.
buyer: PicsArt
Picsart is the world’s largest digital creation platform and a top 20 most downloaded app. Every month, the Picsart community creates, remixes, and shares billions of visual stories using the company’s powerful and easy-to-use editing tools. "
target: Code Republic
Code Republic offers online education courses in programming, math and more. The company was founded in 2019 and is based in Yerevan, Armenia.
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closed 3/10/2021 via Company Press Release

Southern New Hampshire University, acquired Kenzie Academy

synopsis: Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) announced that it has completed the acquisition of Kenzie Academy, an Indiana-based national leader in online technology training offering high-quality programs in software engineering and UX Design.
buyer: Southern New Hampshire University
Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution. Now serving more than 150,000 students worldwide, SNHU offers more than 200 accredited undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs, available online and on its 300-acre campus in Manchester, NH. "
target: Kenzie Academy
Kenzie Academy is an Indiana-based national leader in online technology training offering high-quality programs in software engineering and UX Design.
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closed 1/29/2020 via PR Newswire

Elder Research, Inc., acquired Statistics.com

synopsis: Elder Research, a results-driven data science consulting firm serving government agencies, has acquired Statistics.com, a leading pioneer in online analytics education with over 80 courses and over 15,000 students.
buyer: Elder Research, Inc.
Elder Research is a results-driven data science consulting firm serving government agencies. More than 80 expert data scientists and engineers specialize in focused analytics strategy development, deploying high-performance data science solutions, and skills training for their clients. "
target: Statistics.com
Statistics.com is a leading pioneer in online analytics education with over 80 courses and over 15,000 students. Statistics.com offers academic and professional education in statistics, analytics, and data science at beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels of instruction.
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closed 12/8/2015 via BusinessWire

Open English LLC., acquired Next University, Inc.

synopsis: Open English, an online English-language learning school in the Americas, announced it has acquired technology education startup Next University. Next University offers digital technology certificates in high-demand areas such as mobile app development, web development and computer programming.
buyer: Open English LLC.
Open English is a leading Education Technology company focused on English language learning for the Latin American and U.S. Hispanic markets. The company was founded in 2007 to reinvent the way to teach English online, to meet the needs of busy working professionals. "
target: Next University, Inc.
Next University is an Education Technology company focused on providing individuals across Latin America with the technical competencies needed for the jobs of tomorrow. They offer students with employer-aligned certification programs in Web Development, JavaScript, and Mobile Android Development.
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announced 12/11/2014 via GlobeNewswire

YY Inc., will acquire edu24ol.com

synopsis: YY Inc., a revolutionary real-time interactive social platform, will fully acquire Beijing Huanqiu Xingxue Technology Development Co., Ltd ("Xingxue") and Beijing Huanqiu Chuangzhi Software Co., Ltd ("Chuangzhi"). Xingxue and Chuangzhi operate the online education website, edu24ol.com, an online vocational training and language training platform.
buyer: YY Inc. (YY:$4,610.47)
YY Inc. is a revolutionary real-time interactive social platform that engages users in real-time online group activities through voice, text and video. YY Client empowers users to create and organize groups of varying sizes to discover and participate in a wide range of online activities. "
target: edu24ol.com
Edu24ol.com is one of China's leading online vocational training and language training platforms. Edu24ol.com generates over half of its revenues from students studying architecture and construction engineering, but also has a strong focus in the medical, finance and accounting subject matter.
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announced 5/11/2020 via PR Newswire

Bright Scholar Education Holdings Limited, will acquire Linstitute

synopsis: Bright Scholar Education Holdings Limited, the largest operator of international and bilingual schools in China, will acquire a 51% stake in Linstitute, a creative and inspiring training institution in China. Linstitute offers online training services for the Academic Olympiad and other world-wide recognized international courses.
buyer: Bright Scholar Education Holdings Limited (BEDU:$477.13)
Bright Scholar is the largest operator of international and bilingual K-12 schools in China. The company is dedicated to providing quality international education to Chinese students and equipping them with the critical academic foundation and skillsets necessary to succeed. "
target: Linstitute
Linstitute is a creative and inspiring training institution in China. Linstitute offers online training services for the Academic Olympiad and other world-wide recognized international courses. Their comprehensive selection of academic courses cover Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and more.
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closed 3/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Unacademy, acquired Kreatryx

synopsis: India's largest education technology platform Unacademy has acquired Kreatryx, a Delhi-based online exam preparation startup. With the acquisition, Kreatryx, whose platform offers services for exams such as GATE and ESE, will continue to operate as a separate brand under the Unacademy Brands umbrella.
buyer: Unacademy
Unacademy is India's largest education platform, offering over 2,400 online lessons and specialised courses to prepare for various competitive exams. Through Unacademy's mobile app, users can attend live classes by top educators and prepare via Live Test Series, Quizzes, Practice Section, and more. "
target: Kreatryx
Kreatryx is an ed-tech start-up in India that provides Top quality GATE Exam training for all through its online products and postal study courses. Kreatryx aims to bridge the gap between a student's performance and potential by providing a platform for personalized learning and self-evaluation.
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closed 3/28/2022 via BNC Analysis

CollegeDekho, acquired PrepBytes

synopsis: CollegeDekho, a unique universities discovery platform in India, has acquired PrepBytes, a learning platform in India. PrepBytes helps college students to learn how to code. Their platform provides personalised coding courses to make coding easier. They offer online programming courses, interview notes, mock tests, practice courses, and more.
buyer: CollegeDekho
CollegeDekho is a unique universities discovery platform in India. CollegeDekho connects education seekers with education providers and offers information about colleges, courses, entrance exam details, admission notifications, changes in exam pattern, scholarships and all related topics. "
target: PrepBytes
PrepBytes is a learning platform in India. PrepBytes helps college students to learn how to code. Their platform provides personalised coding courses to make coding easier. They offer online programming courses, interview notes, mock tests, practice courses, and more.
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closed 10/30/2018 via BNC Analysis

UpGrad, acquired AcadView

synopsis: Online education startup UpGrad has acquired India-based job skilling platform Acadview Software Pvt. Ltd. Based in India, Acadview is solving the problem of unemployability of higher education graduates. Acadview provides a virtual internship where students are taught how to develop software.
buyer: UpGrad
UpGrad is an online higher education platform providing rigorous industry relevant programs designed and delivered in collaboration with world-class faculty and industry. Merging the latest technology, pedagogy and services, UpGrad is creating an immersive learning experience – anytime and anywhere."
target: AcadView
Based in India, Acadview is solving the problem of unemployability of higher education graduates. Acadview provides a virtual internship where students are taught how to develop software.
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closed 4/29/2019 via PR Web

Excel Education Systems, Inc., acquired Washington Online Learning Institute

synopsis: Excel Education Systems, Inc., a leading provider of K-12 and post-secondary distance education services, has acquired Washington Online Learning Institute (WOLI), an accredited career college in the US. WOLI offers regionally accredited online certificate and diploma programs and courses to students in all 50 States and overseas.
buyer: Excel Education Systems, Inc.
Excel Education Systems is a leading provider of K-12 and post-secondary distance education services, serving students and schools around the country, and around the world. Excel Education Systems is a for-purpose organization dedicated to transforming the way students learn. "
target: Washington Online Learning Institute
Washington Online Learning Institute (WOLI) is an accredited career college in the US. WOLI offers regionally accredited online certificate and diploma programs and courses to students in all 50 States and overseas. Their subjects include legal studies, business, health care, and IT.
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announced 5/5/2017 via BNC Analysis

Baiyang Investment Group, Inc., will acquire Marsera Institute of Digital Arts Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Baiyang Investment Group (Baiyang) is acquiring Beijing Mars Era Technology (Mars). Founded in 2001, Mars operates an online platform that teaches subjects including digital game and animated film design.
buyer: Baiyang Investment Group, Inc. (SZSE:002696:$309.04)
Baiyang Investment Group (Baiyang) was founded in 2000. Awarded as national leading enterprise of agricultural industrialization, Baiyang group has built up a complete industrial chain and the business includes aquatic R&D, aquatic fry breeding and more. "
target: Marsera Institute of Digital Arts Co., Ltd.
Founded in 2001, Marsera Institute of Digital Arts Co., Ltd. operates an online platform that teaches subjects including digital game and animated film design. Marsera offers more than 20 professional courses, including UI design, game design, film and television special effects and more.
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closed 2/18/2016 via BNC Analysis

Udemy, acquired Talentbuddy

synopsis: Vancouver-based Talentbuddy, an online school that focuses on teaching full stack web development, has been acquired by Udemy, an online learning and teaching marketplace headquartered in San Francisco.
buyer: Udemy
Udemy is the world’s online learning marketplace, where 7 million+ students are taking courses in everything from programming to yoga to photography–and much, much more. Each of its 30,000+ courses is taught by an expert instructor. "
target: Talentbuddy
Talentbuddy is an online school where you can learn the skills to land your JavaScript web development job. Talentbuddy helps users learn with hands-on courses and 1:1 mentorship programs designed by professional JavaScript developers.
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closed 9/7/2022 via BNC Analysis

Unacademy, acquired GATE Academy Learning Private Limited

synopsis: Unacademy, India's largest education platform, has acquired GATE Academy, an online exam preparation platform in India. GATE Academy enables people to prepare for the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) exam at their own pace and convenience. They also offer preparatory courses for SSC-JE/AE, PSU, and ESE/IES.
buyer: Unacademy
Unacademy is India's largest education platform, offering over 2,400 online lessons and specialised courses to prepare for various competitive exams. Through Unacademy's mobile app, users can attend live classes by top educators and prepare via Live Test Series, Quizzes, Practice Section, and more. "
target: GATE Academy Learning Private Limited
GATE Academy is an online exam preparation platform in India. GATE Academy enables people to prepare for the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) exam at their own pace and convenience. They also offer preparatory courses for SSC-JE/AE, PSU, and ESE/IES.
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closed 11/23/2022 via BNC Analysis

Skill-Lync, acquired Crio.Do

synopsis: Skill-Lync, a provider of online engineering courses in India, has acquired Crio.Do, an online learning platform in India. Crio.Do offers software engineering courses to students and also helps them secure jobs in tech companies. They offer programs for full stack and backend software development.
buyer: Skill-Lync
Skill-Lync is a provider of online engineering courses in India. Skill-Lync provides industry relevant advanced engineering courses for engineering students by partnering with industry experts. They offer courses for mechanical, electrical, civil, CS, electronics, and biomedical engineering. "
target: Crio.Do
Crio.Do is an online learning platform in India. Crio.Do offers software engineering courses to students and also helps them secure jobs in tech companies. They offer programs for full stack and backend software development.
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closed 4/5/2022 via BusinessWire

SkillSoft Limited, acquired Codecademy

synopsis: Skillsoft, a global leader in corporate digital learning, has acquired Codecademy, a leading online learning platform for technical skills. Codecademy is an innovative and popular learning platform providing high-demand technical skills to approximately 40 million registered learners in nearly every country worldwide.
buyer: SkillSoft Limited (SKIL:$0.00)
Skillsoft is a global leader in corporate digital learning. The company provides enterprise learning solutions designed to prepare organizations for the future of work, overcome critical skill gaps, drive demonstrable behavior-change, and unlock the potential in their people. "
target: Codecademy
Codecademy is a leading online learning platform for technical skills. Codecademy’s innovative, scalable approach to online coding education makes it possible for anyone to master the skills needed to succeed in our tech-enabled workforce.
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closed 10/28/2020 via BNC Analysis

Magalu, acquired ComSchool

synopsis: Magazine Luiza (Magalu) announced the purchase of the ComSchool course platform, seeking to expand and strengthen the business capacity of the 32 thousand sellers registered in its marketplace. Founded in 2008, ComSchool offers around 200 courses in the areas of digital marketing, e-commerce and social networks.
buyer: Magalu (BOVESPA:MGLU3:$6,515.13)
Magazine Luiza (Magalu) is one of Brazil's largest retailers, operating through physical stores and website. Magalu operates over 880 stores and 9 distribution centers. Magalu also offers complementary products and financial services such as consumer credit, insurance and consortium. "
target: ComSchool
Based in Brazil, ComSchool is specialized in ecommerce, social media and digital marketing training programs. Their professors are book authors, C-Level, Agency owners, consultants and multinational companies directors. Comschool broadcasts their courses worldwide.
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announced 9/4/2019 via PR Newswire

Chegg, Inc., will acquire Thinkful, Inc.

synopsis: Chegg, Inc, the leading student-first connected learning platform, will acquire Thinkful, an online learning platform that offers professional courses directly to students. Thinkful provides 1-on-1 learning through its network of industry experts and online platform to deliver a structured and flexible education in Web Development and Data Science.
buyer: Chegg, Inc. (CHGG:$774.52)
Chegg is the leading student-first connected learning platform. Chegg is the #1 provider of digital and physical textbook rental services. They allow students to rent or buy textbooks at competitive prices. The company also provides student services such as homework help, online tutoring, and more. "
target: Thinkful, Inc.
Thinkful is a new type of school that brings high-growth tech careers to ambitious people everywhere. The company provides 1-on-1 learning through its network of industry experts, hiring partners, and online platform to deliver a structured and flexible education in Web Development and Data Science.
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closed 6/12/2019 via BNC Analysis

Manipal ProLearn, acquired Jigsaw Academy Education Private Limited

synopsis: Manipal Education & Medical Group (MEMG) has acquired Jigsaw Academy, an online analytics and big data trainer for professionals and students. Jigsaw Academy will become part of Manipal ProLearn, which offers certification courses across technology, digital marketing, data sciences, project management and finance.
buyer parent: Manipal Education & Medical Group International
buyer: Manipal ProLearn
Manipal ProLearn, part of Manipal Global Education Services Pvt. Ltd, offers certification courses across technology, digital marketing, data sciences, project management and finance. Manipal ProLearn helps working professionals and students enhance their skills and fast-track their careers. "
target: Jigsaw Academy Education Private Limited
Jigsaw Academy is a global award-winning online analytics and big data training provider. Jigsaw Academy is a group of data scientists and educators who are on a mission to train the next generation of analytics practitioners.
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closed 10/10/2018 via PR Newswire

Trilogy Education Services, acquired The Firehose Project

synopsis: Trilogy Education, a leading workforce accelerator, announced the acquisition of Firehose Project, an immersive online coding platform. The Firehose Project is an online, mentor-based software engineering program designed to help clients become professional developers.
buyer: Trilogy Education Services
Trilogy Education is a workforce accelerator that empowers the world's leading universities to prepare professionals for high-growth careers in the digital economy. Trilogy's intensive, skills-based training programs bridge regional talent gaps in coding, data analytics, UX/UI, and cybersecurity. "
target: The Firehose Project
The Firehose Project is an online, mentor-based software engineering program designed to help clients become professional developers. Firehose helps clients become web developers with 1-on-1 mentorship, real-world projects, and career support that works around their busy schedule.
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closed 3/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

Academia de Código, acquired Codeplace

synopsis: Academia de Código, a company in Portugal that teaches children and young unemployed people how to code, has acquired Codeplace, a company that helps people learn web development from scratch by having them build 4 online businesses. Their online platform features over 140 video lectures and helps users learn Ruby on Rails, JavaScript, and more.
buyer: Academia de Código
Academia de Código is a company in Portugal that operates boot camps to teach children and young unemployed people how to code. Their students will experience the latest web and mobile software production techniques and accelerate their development skills by using the latest frameworks available. "
target: Codeplace
Codeplace helps people learn web development from scratch by having them build 4 online businesses in 3 months. Their online platform features over 140 video lectures and helps users learn Ruby on Rails, HTML & CSS, JavaScript, database architecture, and Bootstrap.
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closed 2/2/2022 via BusinessWire

PicsArt, acquired Code Republic

synopsis: Picsart, the world’s leading digital creation platform and a top 20 most downloaded app worldwide, announced that it has acquired the learning platform Code Republic. Code Republic offers online education courses in programming, math and more. The company was founded in 2019 and is based in Yerevan, Armenia.
buyer: PicsArt
Picsart is the world’s largest digital creation platform and a top 20 most downloaded app. Every month, the Picsart community creates, remixes, and shares billions of visual stories using the company’s powerful and easy-to-use editing tools. "
target: Code Republic
Code Republic offers online education courses in programming, math and more. The company was founded in 2019 and is based in Yerevan, Armenia.
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closed 2/2/2022 via BusinessWire

PicsArt, acquired Code Republic

synopsis: Picsart, the world’s leading digital creation platform and a top 20 most downloaded app worldwide, announced that it has acquired the learning platform Code Republic. Code Republic offers online education courses in programming, math and more. The company was founded in 2019 and is based in Yerevan, Armenia.
buyer: PicsArt
Picsart is the world’s largest digital creation platform and a top 20 most downloaded app. Every month, the Picsart community creates, remixes, and shares billions of visual stories using the company’s powerful and easy-to-use editing tools. "
target: Code Republic
Code Republic offers online education courses in programming, math and more. The company was founded in 2019 and is based in Yerevan, Armenia.
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closed 7/22/2020 via BusinessWire

PicsArt, acquired D'efekt

synopsis: PicsArt, the world’s largest visual creative platform, has acquired advanced video effects company D'efekt. Based in Armenia, D'efekt, a female-led startup, has been featured as an Apple “App of the Day” various times and offers motion-based video effects, including light illusions, music responsiveness, and fractal motion-activation.
buyer: PicsArt
PicsArt is the world’s #1 creative platform and social editing app that’s leading the visual storytelling revolution. Every month, the PicsArt community creates, remixes and shares billions of visual stories using the company’s powerful and easy-to-use editing tools. "
target: D'efekt
D’efekt is an Armenian mobile startup with an app that offers motion-based video effects, including light illusions, music responsiveness, and fractal motion-activation. Users can apply motion effects to a single person, multiple people, or objects, as well as make edits to their video’s background.
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announced 11/11/2021 via BusinessWire

Spotify Ltd, will acquire Findaway

synopsis: Spotify Technology S.A. announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Findaway, a global leader in digital audiobook distribution. Together, Spotify and Findaway will accelerate Spotify’s entry into the rapidly growing audiobooks industry, enabling faster innovation and bringing audiobooks to Spotify’s existing listeners.
buyer: Spotify Ltd (SPOT:$10,182.00)
Spotify is the world’s most popular audio streaming subscription service, with 320 million users, including 144 million subscribers, across 92 markets. Spotify allows users to discover, manage, and share over 60 million tracks, including more than 1.9 million podcast titles for free. "
target: Findaway
Findaway revolutionized audiobooks with Playaway, a built-for circulation, pre-loaded audiobook player. Findaway has become the global leader in digital audiobook distribution with AudioEngine, and the most trusted self-publishing platform for independent authors with Findaway Voices.
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announced 1/4/2017 via Company Press Release

Rakuten Kobo Inc., will acquire Tolino

synopsis: Rakuten Kobo Inc. from Canada, one of the world’s fastest-growing eReading service providers, will acquire the Tolino technology platform from Deutsche Telekom. Tolino is a brand name of e-readers and tablets marketed by leading booksellers in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.
buyer parent: Rakuten Inc.
buyer: Rakuten Kobo Inc.
Founded in December 2009, Toronto-based Rakuten Kobo Inc. is one of the world’s fastest-growing eReading services, offering more than 5 million eBooks and magazines to millions of users across the world. "
target parent: Deutsche Telekom
target: Tolino
Tolino is a brand name of e-readers and tablets marketed by leading booksellers in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Since 2014, the e-reader has also been available in Belgium, Netherlands, and Italy.
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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 6/14/2010 via BusinessWire

News Corporation, acquired Skiff, LLC

synopsis: News Corporation announced that it has acquired Skiff, LLC, Hearst Corporation’s e-reading platform designed to deliver premium journalism to tablets, smartphones, e- readers and netbooks.
buyer: News Corporation (NWSA:$10,046.00)
News Corporation is a diversified entertainment company with operations in eight industry segments: filmed entertainment; television; cable network programming; direct broadcast satellite television; magazines and inserts; newspapers; book publishing; and other. "
target parent: The Hearst Corporation
target: Skiff, LLC
Skiff (formerly FirstPaper) is an e-reading and advertising company formed to address the needs of consumers, publishers, and advertisers as print media increasingly migrates to new forms of digital consumption.
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closed 5/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

LinkSure Literature, acquired Manman app

synopsis: LinkSure Literature, a Chinese online novel reading platform, has acquired Manman, a mobile comic platform in China. Maman provides users with excellent comics by Chinese cartoonists. Manman has over 980 original comics on its app, of which 315 are exclusive.
buyer: LinkSure Literature
LinkSure Literature is a Chinese online novel reading platform. LinkSure Literature's mobile app uses a free reading model with online advertisements, allowing users to read novels for free. LinkSure Literature offers a variety of literature, from wuxia literature, urban life to fantasy stories. "
target: Manman app
Manman is a mobile comic platform in China. Maman provides users with excellent comics by Chinese cartoonists. Manman has over 980 original comics on its app, of which 315 are exclusive. Maman is one of the top 3 comic apps in China and has an active monthly user base of over 7 million.
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closed 11/13/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Stirling Corp., acquired Paradise Publishers

synopsis: Stirling Corp, a Digital Media Company, announced the acquisition of the digital assets of Paradise Publishers, Inc, a mobile app developer company which has developed apps like Free eBooks and Libros Gratis. This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad.
buyer: Stirling Corp.
Stirling Corp offers eBooks and Audiobooks for digital download, podcasting, digital publishing, author/writer assistance, and advertising opportunities for forward-thinking companies. The company mission is to bring readers and authors together from around the world. "
target: Paradise Publishers
Paradise Publishers Inc. is a mobile app developer company which has developed apps like Free eBooks and Libros Gratis. This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad. They are based in Henderson, Nevada.
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announced 3/12/2018 via Company Press Release

Apple, Inc., will acquire Texture

synopsis: Apple announced it signed an agreement to acquire Texture, the digital magazine subscription service by Next Issue Media LLC, which gives users unlimited access to their favorite titles for one monthly subscription fee. Texture brings over 200 of the world’s best magazines to life, providing an easy way for users to read high-quality stories.
buyer: Apple, Inc. (AAPL:$378,323.00)
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms—iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS—provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices. "
target: Texture
Texture is a digital magazine platform owned by Condé Nast, Hearst Magazines, KKR, Meredith, News Corp, Rogers Media and Time Inc. It's a completely new way for readers to experience the world’s best magazines, reimagined for how people consume content today.
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closed 5/27/2014 via Company Press Release

Feedbooks, acquired Aldiko

synopsis: Feedbooks, an online books store offering more than 800,000 books to a world-wide audience acquired Aldiko, a leading eBook reading application for Android which has more than 20 million users. This major purchase allows Feedbooks to guide their customers through the entire value chain and to offer them the best possible reading experience.
buyer: Feedbooks
Feedbooks is an ebook retailer, connected to a large ecosystem of reading systems and social networks. Every month, Feedbooks distributes millions of books to an increasingly growing community of readers. Feedbooks is a leader in standard publishing and distribution technologies. "
target: Aldiko
Aldiko is an e-book reader application for the Android operating system. It supports the EPUB format for digital publications and incorporates facilities for browsing online catalogs on thousands of books and downloading them directly into the user's personal library.
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closed 3/28/2014 via BNC Analysis

Dropbox, Inc., acquired Readmill Network Limited

synopsis: Dropbox has acquired the iOS and Android ebook reading app Readmill, and the app will be shut down. Readmill was a Berlin-based startup that had become popular for the clean, streamlined ebook reading service it provided.
buyer: Dropbox, Inc. (DBX:$1,913.90)
Dropbox is a file hosting service that offers cloud storage, file synchronization, and client software. It allows users to create a special folder on each of their computers, which Dropbox then synchronizes so that it appears to be the same folder regardless of which computer is used to view it. "
target: Readmill Network Limited
Readmill is an ebook reader for iOS and Android that let users read and share books. Readmill is popular for the clean, streamlined ebook reading service it provided; its support for Adobe DRM meant readers could buy ebooks from platforms like Kobo and Nook and then read them on Readmill’s apps.
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closed 8/3/2011 via BNC Analysis

Facebook, acquired Push Pop Press

synopsis: Facebook has bought Push Pop Press. Push Pop Press helps authors and publishers convert physical books into iPad and iPhone-friendly formats. While the service’s main goal was to provide interactive experiences for books, Facebook has no plans to infiltrate the book business any time soon.
buyer: Facebook (FB:$117,929.00)
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: Push Pop Press
Push Pop Press helps authors and publishers convert physical books into iPad and iPhone-friendly formats. The company created a new way of publishing and exploring text, images, audio, video and interactive graphics.
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closed 3/12/2014 via Company Press Release

Arnoldo Mondadori Editore S.p.A., acquired Anobii Limited

synopsis: The Mondadori Group, a publisher and printer in Italy, has bought from Anobii Ltd. the brand and assets of Anobii, the global social reading platform that has more than a million users around the world and its strongest base in Italy, with 300,000 users.
buyer parent: FinInvest SpA
buyer: Arnoldo Mondadori Editore S.p.A. (BIT:MN:$927.63)
Arnoldo Mondadori Editore S.p.A. is a publisher and printer in Italy. The Company's publications include books, magazines, newspapers, advertising, business information, graphics, direct marketing and on-line information services. "
target parent: J. Sainsbury plc
target: Anobii Limited
Anobii is a social e-books platform which enables people to discover titles and purchase them to read on mobile and tablet devices. In 2010, Anobii received investment from Penguin, Random House, HarperCollins and HMV to build a social retail site for e-books.
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closed 6/12/2012 via BNC Analysis

J. Sainsbury plc, acquired Anobii Limited

synopsis: Anobii Limited has acquired by J Sainsbury plc. Anobii is a social e-books platform which enables people to discover titles and purchase them to read on mobile and tablet devices. In 2010, Anobii received investment from Penguin, Random House, HarperCollins and HMV to build a social retail site for e-books.
buyer: J. Sainsbury plc
Sainsbury is one of UK's oldest retailers in the food industry. With their products, they help customers eat healthy, help suppliers and farmers reduct the impact on the environment, and play an active role in the communities they serve. "
target parent: HMV Media Group
target: Anobii Limited
Anobii is a social e-books platform which enables people to discover titles and purchase them to read on mobile and tablet devices. In 2010, Anobii received investment from Penguin, Random House, HarperCollins and HMV to build a social retail site for e-books.
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closed 11/3/2014 via BNC Analysis

JP/Politikens Hus A/S, acquired Riidr ApS

synopsis: Riidr announced that it has been acquired byJP/Politikens Hus, the owners of popular media houses Jyllands-Posten and POLITIKEN. Riidr is a software company that sells e-books and make applications for reading e-books. They make it easy to buy and read Danish e-books no matter where in the world the users are.
buyer: JP/Politikens Hus A/S
JP/Politikens Hus is one of Denmark's leading media companies in printed, digital and mobile publications. JP/Politikens Hus publishes three national newspapers, EKSTRA BLADET, MORGENAVISEN JYLLANDS-POSTEN and POLITIKEN – Denmark's leading daily newspapers. "
target: Riidr ApS
Riidr is a software company that sells e-books and make applications for reading e-books. Since they started in 2010 they have worked to make it easy to buy and read Danish e-books no matter where in the world the users are.
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announced 7/25/2014 via BNC Analysis

Apple, Inc., will acquire BookLamp

synopsis: Apple has bought BookLamp, a system for matching readers to books through an analysis of writing styles. BookLamp's technology allows one to find books that are written with a similar tone, tense, perspective, action level, description level and dialogue level.
buyer: Apple, Inc. (AAPL:$378,323.00)
Apple Inc. designs, manufactures and markets mobile communication and media devices, personal computers, and portable digital music players, and a variety of related software, services, peripherals, networking solutions, and third-party digital content and applications. "
target: BookLamp
Booklamp.org is a system for matching readers to books through an analysis of writing styles. BookLamp's technology allows one to find books that are written with a similar tone, tense, perspective, action level, description level and dialogue level.
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closed 1/9/2012 via BusinessWire

Safari Books Online, LLC, acquired ThreePress Consulting, Inc.

synopsis: Safari® Books Online, the leading on-demand digital library for technology, digital media and business professionals, announced it has acquired Massachusetts-based Threepress Consulting Inc. Threepress’ technology expertise includes EPUB tools, HTML5, CSS, JavaScript technology and digital publishing methodologies.
buyer: Safari Books Online, LLC
Safari Books Online is an on-demand digital library that delivers expert content in both book and video form from the world’s leading authors in technology and business. "
target: ThreePress Consulting, Inc.
Threepress Consulting, Inc. provides expert consulting services and software engineering in digital publishing. The company is the maker of the Ibis Reader online EPUB reading system.
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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 6/3/2010 via PR Newswire

Zynga, Inc., acquired Challenge Games, Inc.

synopsis: BancTec, Inc. has acquired Beta Systems ECM Solutions GmbH, a subsidiary of Berlin-based Beta Systems Software AG. Beta Systems ECM Solutions, with its highly scalable solutions for incoming mail, document and payment transactions, is one of Europe's leading enterprise content management (ECM) providers for financial services.
buyer: Zynga, Inc. (ZNGA:$2,721.00)
BancTec helps clients around the world simplify the process of managing their information. Founded in 1972, the company provides a wide range of solutions for automating complex, high-volume and data-intensive business processes. "
target parent: Beta Systems Software AG
target: Challenge Games, Inc.
Beta Systems ECM Solutions GmbH with its focus on large-scale projects, i.e. as solution provider in the banking and insurance environment, is the largest provider in the market segment of document processing at the European level.
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closed 10/6/2016 via PR Newswire

GREE International, Inc., acquired DragonSoul

synopsis: GREE International Entertainment, Inc., the Western arm of global mobile social company GREE, Inc., announced the acquisition of DragonSoul, the mobile role playing game (RPG) developed by PerBlue topping charts on both the iOS and Google Play Store. DragonSoul boasts more than 50,000 five star reviews and more than nine million players worldwide.
buyer parent: Gree, Inc.
buyer: GREE International, Inc.
GREE is a global mobile social gaming company at the forefront of mobile technology. GREE is focused on building the world's leading mobile social gaming ecosystem for users and developers, while creating and supporting unique free-to-play game content. "
target parent: PerBlue, Inc.
target: DragonSoul
DragonSoul is the hit free to download, fantasy mobile role-playing game developed by PerBlue. Brawl with vicious dragons and battle mighty monsters on a furious campaign against Evil.
price ($mm)
$35
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closed 3/11/2020 via Company Press Release

Tilting Point, purchased Star Trek Timelines from Disruptor Beam

synopsis: Tilting Point has acquired the popular character collection role-playing game (CCRPG) Star Trek Timelines from Disruptor Beam. Star Trek Timelines is considered the most expansive Star Trek game on mobile, featuring content across the first ten films and all seven television series, including the upcoming Star Trek: Picard.
buyer: Tilting Point
Tilting Point is a next-generation games partner that provides top development studios with capital, expert resources, services, and operational support to scale the success of high-quality free-to-play games. "
seller: Disruptor Beam
Star Trek Timelines is a character collection role-playing game (CCRPG) for the PC and mobile platforms. Star Trek Timelines is the most expansive Star Trek game on mobile, featuring content across the first ten films and all seven television series, including the upcoming Star Trek: Picard.
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closed 2/28/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Ubisoft Entertainment S.A., acquired 1492 Studio

synopsis: Ubisoft, a leading creator, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide, has acquired 1492 Studio, a game development studio in France that develops free-to-play episodic and interactive romance stories on mobile. Their "Is it Love?" franchise is a series of interactive dramas that feature enthralling narratives.
buyer: Ubisoft Entertainment S.A. (ENXTPA:UBI:$1,959.78)
Ubisoft is a leading creator, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide, with a rich portfolio of world-renowned brands. Their teams are committed to delivering original and memorable gaming experiences across all popular platforms. "
target: 1492 Studio
Founded in 2014, 1492 Studio is a game development studio in France that develops free-to-play episodic and interactive romance stories on mobile. Their "Is it Love?" franchise is a series of interactive dramas that feature enthralling narratives, stylized artwork, and an interactive design.
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