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closed 3/16/2022 via BNC Analysis

DigitalOcean, acquired CSS-Tricks

synopsis: CSS-Tricks has been acquired by DigitalOcean, a cloud hosting provider popular among developers. CSS-Tricks is a web design community that helps developers with building websites. They are based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
buyer: DigitalOcean (DOCN:$428.56)
DigitalOcean simplifies cloud computing so developers and businesses can spend more time building software that changes the world. DigitalOcean helps developers, startups, and SMBs rapidly build, deploy and scale applications to accelerate innovation and increase productivity and agility. "
target: CSS-Tricks
CSS-Tricks is a web design community that helps developers with building websites. They are based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
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announced 6/2/2021 via Company Press Release

Prosus N.V., will acquire Stack Overflow, LLC

synopsis: Prosus N.V., a global consumer internet group and one of the largest technology investors in the world, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Stack Overflow, a leading knowledge-sharing platform for the global community of developers and technologists.
buyer: Prosus N.V. (ENXTAM:PRX:$4,086.00)
Prosus is a global consumer internet group and one of the largest technology investors in the world. Operating and investing globally in markets with long-term growth potential, Prosus builds leading consumer internet companies that empower people and enrich communities. "
target: Stack Overflow, LLC
Stack Overflow is a hugely popular website for developers that boasts more than 100 million users. Stack Overflow is a question-and-answer site where developers can request peers’ input about programming topics.
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closed 6/29/2017 via BusinessWire

Sonatype, Inc., acquired Vor Security

synopsis: Sonatype, a leader in software supply chain automation, announced that it has acquired Vor Security, a company that is behind the OSS Index, an innovative and free online index of known open source software vulnerabilities.
buyer: Sonatype, Inc.
Sonatype is the leading provider of DevOps-native tools to automate modern software supply chains. As the creators of Apache Maven, the Central Repository, and Nexus Repository, Sonatype pioneered componentized software development and has a rich history of supporting open source innovation. "
target: Vor Security
Vor Security is behind the OSS Index, an innovative and free online index of known open source software vulnerabilities. Today, the index contains more than 2.1 million packages and detailed information on more than 120,000 vulnerabilities across an array of open source ecosystems.
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closed 4/23/2013 via Market Wire

MuleSoft, acquired ProgrammableWeb.com

synopsis: MuleSoft, provider of the world's most widely used integration platform to connect the New Enterprise, announced that it has acquired ProgrammableWeb, the popular online destination used by developers worldwide to help build Web, mobile and other connected applications through APIs.
buyer: MuleSoft
MuleSoft provides the most widely used integration platform to connect any application, data service or API, across the cloud and on-premise continuum. MuleSoft's Anypoint Platform combines Mule ESB, CloudHub and Anypoint Connectors with capabilities for API creation, publishing and management. "
target parent: Alcatel-Lucent
target: ProgrammableWeb.com
ProgrammableWeb is the leading online destination dedicated to mashups, APIs and the Web as a development platform. Founded in 2005, ProgrammableWeb offers the Internet's largest directory of Web 2.0 APIs and mashups.
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closed 2/13/2013 via PR Web

Montclair Advisors, acquired DreamSimplicity, Inc.

synopsis: Montclair Advisors, a leading provider of strategic Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions, announced the acquisition of DreamSimplicity, the leading social site for software professionals, technology investors and SaaS enthusiasts to learn about the SaaS industry, share ideas and view thousands of original videos created by DreamSimplicity.
buyer: Montclair Advisors
Montclair Advisors provides personalized Software-as-a-Service advisory services designed to help SaaS-based and non-SaaS-based software companies to optimize their business models, improve revenues, control costs and deliver world-class software. "
target: DreamSimplicity, Inc.
DreamSimplicity is a virtual community and marketplace directory for business applications and the industry professionals that deliver them.
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closed 7/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

UpGrad, acquired CohortPlus

synopsis: upGrad, an online higher education platform, has acqui-hired CohortPlus, an online community for product managers and data science enthusiasts. CohortPlus enables members to post questions and get various perspectives from industry professionals. They can also seek assistance for job interviews on the platform.
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: CohortPlus
CohortPlus is an online community for product managers and data science enthusiasts. CohortPlus enables members to post questions and get various perspectives from industry professionals. They can also seek assistance for job interviews on the platform.
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closed 6/13/2013 via Market Wire

WANdisco, Inc., acquired TortoiseSVN.net

synopsis: WANdisco acquired TortoiseSVN.net, the website for TortoiseSVN, the award-winning open source Subversion client software for Windows with millions of users. TortoiseSVN is an award-winning Subversion client, a free software, implemented as a Microsoft Windows shell extension. It can be integrated into Microsoft Visual Studio.
buyer: WANdisco, Inc. (WANSF:$8.01)
WANdisco (Wide Area Network Distributed Computing) is a provider of enterprise-ready, non-stop software solutions that enable globally distributed organizations to meet today’s data challenges of secure storage, scalability and availability. "
target: TortoiseSVN.net
TortoiseSVN.net, the website for TortoiseSVN, the award-winning open source Subversion client software for Windows with millions of users. TortoiseSVN.net attracts over 500,000 unique visitors each month and supports over five million downloads each year.
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closed 10/5/2010 via PR Newswire

Black Duck Software, Inc., acquired Ohloh Corporation

synopsis: Black Duck Software, the leading global provider of products and services for accelerating software development through the managed use of open source software, announced that it has acquired Ohloh.net from Geeknet, Inc.
buyer parent: Flagship Ventures
buyer: Black Duck Software, Inc.
Black Duck Software is the leading provider of products and services for automating the management, governance and secure use of open source software, at enterprise scale, in a multi-source development process. "
target parent: Geeknet, Inc.
target: Ohloh Corporation
Ohloh, based in Bellevue, Washington, is a leading directory of open source projects and a market leader for data services about open source software development.
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closed 9/1/2015 via Market Wire

iMiller Public Relations, acquired Data Center POST

synopsis: iMiller Public Relations, a public relations and marketing consulting firm, announced the acquisition of Data Center POST, an online content and resource channel aimed at educating the data center community through timely, relevant content focused on cloud computing, virtualization, security, storage, and data center management and design.
buyer: iMiller Public Relations
iMiller Public Relations is a public relations and marketing consulting firm that works with global telecom and technology companies. Their services include: Strategic Media Relations, Digital Marketing, Product Marketing, Social Media, Event Planning, Creative and Content Development, and more. "
target: Data Center POST
Data Center Post offers timely, relevant information to IT and data center managers that work in enterprise data centers. Their daily posts are contributed by senior IT and business executives, and other industry experts.
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closed 11/24/2021 via PR Newswire

Exponent Labs, LLC, acquired Pramp, Inc.

synopsis: Exponent, the tech interview prep platform, has acquired the assets of Pramp, a platform that offers free practice interviews for developers. Pramp is an AI-based, peer-to-peer interview platform, where engineers and programmers are intelligently matched to practice coding interviews.
buyer: Exponent Labs, LLC
Exponent is a learning platform that helps people prepare for jobs in tech by offering resources to help candidates find jobs, practice for their job interviews, and train with expert advice from top coaches in their industry. "
target parent: Lyft
target: Pramp, Inc.
Pramp is a platform for developers to practice technical coding interviews. Over 10,000 interviews per month are conducted on Pramp, and Pramp has helped over 300,000 developers practice technical interviews for free.
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closed 1/26/2015 via BusinessWire

Pluralsight, acquired Code School

synopsis: Pluralsight, a global leader in online training for technology professionals, announced the acquisition of Code School, an online learn-to-code destination. Founded in 2011, Code School is an online learning destination for existing and aspiring developers that teaches through entertaining content.
buyer: Pluralsight (NasdaqGS:PS:$391.87)
Pluralsight is the leader in online learning for professional software developers, IT specialists and creative technologists. As the world’s largest curated professional development platform for professionals, the company offers instant access to more than 3,700 courses authored by top experts. "
target: Code School
Code School is an online learning destination with nearly 40 courses covering JavaScript, HTML/CSS, Ruby and iOS. Code School pairs experienced instructors with meticulously produced, high-quality content that’s been inspired by its community and network of partners.
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$36
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closed 7/25/2013 via BusinessWire

Pluralsight, acquired PeepCode

synopsis: Online training platform Pluralsight is making a decisive foray into the open-source coding movement by acquiring Seattle-based PeepCode, the leading training resource for professional open-source developers. PeepCode Screencasts are the leading open-source training resource for hardcore professional Web developers and designers.
buyer: Pluralsight (NasdaqGS:PS:$391.87)
Pluralsight was founded in 2004 as a classroom training company. They shifted to an online training experience, which allowed them to offer high-quality training at a low price point. They offer year-round education, with more insight, at a relaxed pace, at the exact time it is needed. "
target: PeepCode
PeepCode Screencasts are the leading open-source training resource for hardcore professional Web developers and designers. Since its founding in 2006, PeepCode has been a leading resource for education in Ruby, JavaScript, Ruby on Rails, Node and Git.
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closed 7/4/2018 via PR Newswire

JotForm, acquired Noupe

synopsis: JotForm, a leading online form builder and data collection tool, announced today that it has acquired Noupe, a media outlet dedicated to designer and web developer news. Popular categories include CSS, Ajax, JavaScript, web design, graphics, typography, advertising and more.
buyer: JotForm
JotForm has grown to be the leading online form creation software, with millions of users around the world and over 100 employees. Clients can find JotForm all over the web, powering application forms, registration forms, website contact forms, order forms, feedback forms, and more. "
target: Noupe
Founded in Germany, Noupe is a media outlet that publishes content focused on designer and web developer topics. Noupe is now a full-fledged website where multi-level designers and web developers can get information on latest news and relevant topics in their field.
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closed 10/31/2013 via BusinessWire

Pluralsight, acquired Tekpub

synopsis: Online training platform Pluralsight announced a significant addition to its developer offering with its purchase of Tekpub, a leading provider of high-quality technical screencasts for programmers. The acquisition further establishes Pluralsight as a premier training hub for software developers and IT administrators.
buyer: Pluralsight (NasdaqGS:PS:$391.87)
Pluralsight was founded in 2004 as a classroom training company. They shifted to an online training experience, which allowed them to offer high-quality training at a low price point. They offer year-round education, with more insight, at a relaxed pace, at the exact time it is needed. "
target: Tekpub
Tekpub is a premium screencast provider for tech professionals, offering training in C#, jQuery, ASP.NET, Git, Rails and other essential developer tools. Tekpub has become one of the most influential training resources in the developer community.
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closed 2/6/2012 via GlobeNewswire

QuinStreet, Inc., acquired Ziff Davis Enterprise Group

synopsis: QuinStreet, Inc. announced the purchase of certain Ziff Davis Enterprise media assets. The assets acquired include websites eWeek.com, CIOInsight.com, Baseline.com, ChannelInsider.com and WebBuyersGuide.com, among others, and one of the largest email and telephone subscriber databases in the business to business (B2B) technology space.
buyer: QuinStreet, Inc. (QNST:$502.99)
QuinStreet, Inc. is one of the largest Internet marketing and media companies in the world. QuinStreet is committed to providing consumers and businesses with the information they need to research, find and select the products, services and brands that meet their needs. "
target parent: Bessemer Venture Partners
target: Ziff Davis Enterprise Group
Ziff Davis Enterprise, Inc. is B2B technology’s trusted information resource. Millions of technology buyers rely on its brands for relevant, objective content to identify the right solutions for their organizations.
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$17
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closed 8/2/2007 via BNC Analysis

Insight Venture Partners, acquired The Enterprise Group

synopsis: Ziff Davis Media Inc. has completed the sale of its Enterprise Group assets to Insight Venture Partners. The deal was valued at approximately $150 million in cash, plus a potential earn-out of up to $10 million. The Enterprise Group produces online content, lead generation services, events and publications serving the tech industry.
buyer: Insight Venture Partners
Insight Venture Partners is the fastest-growing venture capital firm specializing in software and the Internet. The team is composed of experienced investors and operating executives, and a capital base of $3 billion to support the companies in which they invest. "
target parent: Willis Stein & Partners
target: The Enterprise Group
The Ziff Davis Enterprise Group produces online content, lead generation services, events and publications serving the tech industry, including: Online properties eweek.com, webbuyersguide.com, cioinsight.com, baselinemag.com, microsoft-watch.com, channelinsider.com and deviceforge.com.
price ($mm)
$133
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$12
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closed 10/16/2012 via BNC Analysis

Watson Technology Group, acquired GeeksWithBlogs, LLC

synopsis: Watson Technology Group, a Kansas City, Mo.-based technology investment firm, announced that it has acquired Geeks With Blogs, the Internet’s largest blog network dedicated to software developers and development-related topics. Bloggers and readers can expect many enhancements to the website and the blogging platform over the coming months.
buyer: Watson Technology Group
The Watson Technology Group is a Kansas City, Mo.-based investment firm that was founded in 2012 by successful developer and entrepreneur, Matt Watson. It invests in technology companies that are looking for seed or growth capital. "
target: GeeksWithBlogs, LLC
Founded in 2003, Geeks With Blogs is an ideal place for any developer who wants to create his/her own blog. The website receives millions of website visits each year, and provides participating bloggers with professional networking, industry collaboration and exposure to a targeted, mass audience.
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closed 5/31/2019 via Company Press Release

MyMobileLyfe, LLC, acquired Atlanta Tech Blogs, LLC

synopsis: MyMobileLyfe, LLC has acquired Atlanta Tech Blogs, LLC, publisher of the popular website atlantatechblogs.com. With a focus on tech startups, Atlanta Tech Blogs curates posts from over 300 blogs via its website. Atlanta Tech Blogs is the region’s leading technology industry-focused digital platform for user-generated content.
buyer: MyMobileLyfe, LLC
MyMobileLyfe, LLC is a digital marketing and advertising agency whose products help businesses target relevant audiences and optimize promotional strategies. With MyMobileLyfe's search, display, retargeting, and live chat tools, ad buyers can reach customers across multiple channels and networks. "
target: Atlanta Tech Blogs, LLC
Atlanta Tech Blogs, LLC is the publisher of the popular website atlantatechblogs.com. The company is the region’s leading technology industry-focused digital platform for user-generated content. Focusing on tech startups, Atlanta Tech Blogs curates posts from over 300 blogs via its website.
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closed 11/3/2021 via Company Press Release

CyberRisk Alliance, acquired After Nines Inc.

synopsis: CyberRisk Alliance, a business intelligence company serving the cybersecurity and information risk management marketplace, has acquired After Nines Inc, producers of digital information brands ChannelE2E and MSSP Alert, serving valued technology audiences including managed service providers (MSPs) and managed security services providers (MSSPs).
buyer parent: Growth Catalyst Partners
buyer: CyberRisk Alliance
CyberRisk Alliance (CRA) is a business intelligence company serving the cybersecurity community. CRA's trusted information leverages a unique network of journalists, analysts and influencers, policymakers, and practitioners, and is delivered through events, research, media, and virtual learning. "
target: After Nines Inc.
After Nines Inc. are producers of digital information brands ChannelE2E and MSSP Alert, serving valued technology audiences including managed service providers (MSPs) and managed security services providers (MSSPs).
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closed 10/15/2019 via GlobeNewswire

HumanEyes Technologies, acquired How To Create VR

synopsis: HumanEyes Technologies, a leading 3D-Virtual Reality holistic solutions developer, announced it has acquired HowToCreateVR.com, one of the world’s leading content repositories for Virtual Reality developers and content creators.
buyer: HumanEyes Technologies
HumanEyes Technologies Ltd (HET) is an innovative, R&D powerhouse, providing holistic 3D-Virtual Reality development and system solutions. They are headquartered in Israel with offices in the U.S. "
target: How To Create VR
HowToCreateVR.com is one of the world’s leading content repositories for Virtual Reality developers and content creators. With hundreds of high-quality tutorials, webinars and podcasts, the site educates and informs its VR creator community on a vast array of tools, technologies, and techniques.
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closed 3/16/2022 via BNC Analysis

DigitalOcean, acquired CSS-Tricks

synopsis: CSS-Tricks has been acquired by DigitalOcean, a cloud hosting provider popular among developers. CSS-Tricks is a web design community that helps developers with building websites. They are based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
buyer: DigitalOcean (DOCN:$428.56)
DigitalOcean simplifies cloud computing so developers and businesses can spend more time building software that changes the world. DigitalOcean helps developers, startups, and SMBs rapidly build, deploy and scale applications to accelerate innovation and increase productivity and agility. "
target: CSS-Tricks
CSS-Tricks is a web design community that helps developers with building websites. They are based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
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closed 9/8/2022 via BusinessWire

DigitalOcean, acquired Cloudways

synopsis: DigitalOcean Holdings, Inc., the cloud for developers, startups and SMBs, has acquired Cloudways, a leading managed cloud hosting and software as a service (SaaS) provider for SMBs.
buyer: DigitalOcean (DOCN:$428.56)
DigitalOcean simplifies cloud computing so developers and businesses can spend more time building software that changes the world. DigitalOcean helps developers, startups, and SMBs rapidly build, deploy and scale applications to accelerate innovation and increase productivity and agility. "
target: Cloudways
Cloudways is a leading managed cloud hosting and software as a service (SaaS) provider for SMBs. They provide simple onboarding and day-to-day management that is purpose-built for certain SMBs looking to outsource their on-ramp to the internet.
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closed 3/16/2022 via BNC Analysis

DigitalOcean, acquired CSS-Tricks

synopsis: CSS-Tricks has been acquired by DigitalOcean, a cloud hosting provider popular among developers. CSS-Tricks is a web design community that helps developers with building websites. They are based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
buyer: DigitalOcean (DOCN:$428.56)
DigitalOcean simplifies cloud computing so developers and businesses can spend more time building software that changes the world. DigitalOcean helps developers, startups, and SMBs rapidly build, deploy and scale applications to accelerate innovation and increase productivity and agility. "
target: CSS-Tricks
CSS-Tricks is a web design community that helps developers with building websites. They are based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
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closed 9/8/2021 via BusinessWire

DigitalOcean, acquired Nimbella, Inc.

synopsis: DigitalOcean Holdings, Inc. has acquired Nimbella, a serverless platform provider. The acquisition expands DigitalOcean’s capabilities into the rapidly growing function-as-a-service market and will add an additional serverless compute offering to complement the company’s existing Infrastructure-as-a-Service and Platform-as-a-Service offerings.
buyer: DigitalOcean (DOCN:$428.56)
DigitalOcean simplifies cloud computing so developers and businesses can spend more time building software that changes the world. DigitalOcean helps developers, startups, and SMBs rapidly build, deploy and scale applications to accelerate innovation and increase productivity and agility. "
target: Nimbella, Inc.
Nimbella is a serverless cloud that helps developers and organizations adopt a cloud strategy focused on rapidly delivering business value in a changing cloud landscape. Nimbella is backed by enterprise-grade open source software and offers organizations the ability to run across multiple clouds.
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closed 7/26/2022 via BusinessWire

Mirantis, acquired amazee.io

synopsis: Mirantis announced that it has acquired amazee.io, a global web application delivery company for Kubernetes. They are the only ZeroOps application delivery hub built by developers to free them from cloud deployment, migrations, and operations work.
buyer: Mirantis
Mirantis helps organizations ship code faster on public and private clouds. The company provides a public cloud experience on any infrastructure from the data center to the edge. "
target: amazee.io
amazee.io is a global web application delivery company for Kubernetes. They are the only ZeroOps application delivery hub built by developers to free them from cloud deployment, migrations, and operations work.
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closed 2/17/2022 via GlobeNewswire

Snyk, acquired Fugue

synopsis: Snyk, the leader in developer security, has acquired Fugue, a cloud security and compliance company. Fugue provides developers with the the tools they need to build, deploy and maintain cloud security at every stage of the development lifecycle. Their platform helps teams to move faster in the cloud while keeping it secure.
buyer: Snyk
Headquartered in the UK, Snyk is a developer-first security company that helps organizations use open source and stay secure. Snyk is the only solution that seamlessly and proactively finds and fixes vulnerabilities and license violations in open source dependencies and Docker images. "
target: Fugue
Fugue is a cloud security and compliance company. Fugue provides developers with the the tools they need to build, deploy and maintain cloud security at every stage of the development lifecycle. Their platform helps teams to move faster in the cloud while keeping it secure.
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closed 6/22/2021 via BusinessWire

NetApp, acquired Data Mechanics Inc.

synopsis: NetApp, a global, cloud-led, data-centric software company, has acquired Data Mechanics, a managed platform provider for big data processing and cloud analytics. Data Mechanics helps businesses capitalize on Apache Spark, an open-source unified analytics engine for large-scale data processing and machine learning, in Kubernetes.
buyer: NetApp (NTAP:$6,193.00)
NetApp is a global, cloud-led, data-centric software company that empowers organizations to lead with data in the age of accelerated digital transformation. The company provides systems, software, and cloud services that enable them to run their applications optimally from data center to cloud. "
target: Data Mechanics Inc.
Data Mechanics is a cloud-native Spark platform focused on making Apache Spark easy to use and cost-effective for data engineering workloads. Data Mechanics is deployed inside its customers' cloud account (AWS, Azure, GCP) on a Kubernetes cluster that is created and managed specifically for them.
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closed 1/12/2021 via Company Press Release

Pluralsight, acquired Next Tech

synopsis: Pluralsight, Inc., the technology workforce development company, announced it has acquired Next Tech, a San Diego, California provider of cloud-based computing environments, enabling the authoring and hosting of labs in software development, data science and machine learning.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Pluralsight (NasdaqGS:PS:$391.87)
Pluralsight is the leading technology workforce development company that helps companies and teams build better products by developing critical skills, improving processes, and gaining insights through data, and providing strategic skills consulting. "
target: Next Tech
Next Tech is a San Diego, California provider of cloud-based computing environments, enabling the authoring and hosting of labs in software development, data science and machine learning.
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closed 1/12/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Pluralsight, acquired Next Tech

synopsis: Pluralsight, Inc., the technology workforce development company, announced it has acquired Next Tech, a San Diego, California provider of cloud-based computing environments, enabling the authoring and hosting of labs in software development, data science and machine learning.
buyer: Pluralsight (NasdaqGS:PS:$391.87)
Pluralsight is the leading technology workforce development company that helps companies and teams build better products by developing critical skills, improving processes, and gaining insights through data, and providing strategic skills consulting. "
target: Next Tech
Next Tech is a San Diego, California provider of cloud-based computing environments, enabling the authoring and hosting of labs in software development, data science and machine learning.
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announced 11/18/2020 via Yahoo, Inc.

Cisco Systems, Inc., will acquire Banzai Cloud

synopsis: Cisco Systems is to acquire Banzai Cloud, a company based in Budapest, Hungary that specializes in assisting enterprises with cloud native application development, implementation and scalability as well as management of containerized applications.
buyer: Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO:$49,818.00)
Cisco Systems' hardware, software, and service offerings are used to create the Internet solutions that make networks possible. Cisco designs, manufactures, and sells Internet Protocol based networking and other products related to the communications and information technology industry worldwide. "
target: Banzai Cloud
Headquartered in Budapest, Hungary, Banzai Cloud specializes in assisting enterprises with cloud native application development, implementation and scalability as well as management of containerized applications.
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closed 11/18/2020 via Company Press Release

Carbon Relay, acquired StormForger GmbH

synopsis: ​Carbon Relay, now ​StormForge​, the leader in machine learning-based cloud-native application performance testing and optimization, has acquired StormForger, a performance testing as a service platform. ​With the acquisition, Carbon Relay is renaming to StormForge ​and is announcing the integrated platform as the first available to DevOps
buyer: Carbon Relay
Carbon Relay, now ​StormForge​, is the leader in machine learning-based cloud-native application performance testing and optimization. The Platform is built to help DevOps teams release with confidence and IT leaders to realize the promise of cloud-native. "
target: StormForger GmbH
StormForger is a performance testing as a service platform, targeting HTTP APIs. They provide a high degree of automation and a comprehensive and expressive JavaScript DSL to specify test cases.
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closed 11/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

Kovai.co, acquired Cerebrata

synopsis: Kovai.co, an enterprise software company based in India, has acquired Cerebrata, an Indian company that produces tools for Microsoft Azure developers. Cerebrata's Cerulean platform makes it easy to manage Azure resources. The platform allows developers to take control of their storage, streamline workflows, and make sense of their diagnostics data.
buyer: Kovai.co
Kovai.co is a premier enterprise software company based in India. Kovai.co provides a wide range of business software products. They offer solutions for Microsoft BizTalk monitoring & analytics, Azure Serverless monitoring & management, hybrid integration, and knowledge bases. "
target: Cerebrata
Cerebrata is an Indian company that produces tools for Microsoft Azure developers and IT pros. Cerebrata's Cerulean platform makes it easy to manage Azure resources. Their platform allows developers to take control of their storage, streamline workflows, and make sense of their diagnostics data.
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closed 7/9/2020 via BusinessWire

Appfire, acquired Beecom Products AG

synopsis: Appfire, a leading provider of apps for software development teams, is continuing to expand its product portfolio with the acquisition of Switzerland-based Beecom Products AG, makers of JSU Automation Suite for Jira Workflows, one of the most widely used apps in the Atlassian ecosystem with over 18,000 active installations.
buyer: Appfire
Appfire is an award-winning Atlassian Platinum Marketplace Partner and a global authority in the Atlassian ecosystem. Appfire’s popular Bob Swift, Botron, Feed Three, and Wittified product brands comprise the largest portfolio of apps on the Atlassian Marketplace with 65+ purpose-built products. "
target: Beecom Products AG
Switzerland-based Beecom Products is an Atlassian Platinum Marketplace Partner. Its flagship product, JSU Automation Suite for Jira Workflows, is used by more than 18,000 teams globally. Beecom also provides DevOps, IT Service Management, Project Portfolio Management, and Cloud Migration solutions.
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announced 5/14/2020 via BusinessWire

Venafi, Inc., will acquire Jetstack

synopsis: Venafi, the inventor and leading provider of machine identity protection, will acquire Jetstack, a global leader in open-source machine identity protection software for Kubernetes and cloud-native ecosystems. The acquisition will allow both companies to accelerate application innovation and develop better security.
buyer: Venafi, Inc.
Venafi is the cybersecurity market leader in the machine identity protection market, securing machine-to-machine connections and communications. Venafi protects machine identity types by orchestrating cryptographic keys and digital certificates for SSL/TLS, IoT, code signing, mobile and SSH. "
target: Jetstack
Jetstack is a UK-based Kubernetes professional services company that helps startups and enterprises in their path to modern cloud-native infrastructure. Jetstack's Cert-manager product allows developers to create, connect, and consume certificates with Kubernetes and cloud-native tools.
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closed 2/26/2020 via Company Press Release

Mirantis, acquired Kontena

synopsis: Mirantis, a flexible infrastructure company that provides open cloud software, has acquired Kontena, a company that provides easy-to-use, fully integrated solutions for DevOps and software development teams to deploy, run, monitor and operate containers on the cloud.
buyer: Mirantis
Mirantis is a flexible infrastructure company. Mirantis provides continuous delivery of open cloud software via a managed services model to enable enterprise application owners to become free of infrastructure and operations concerns. "
target: Kontena
Based in Finland, Kontena provides easy-to-use, fully integrated solutions for DevOps and software development teams to deploy, run, monitor and operate containers on the cloud. The underlying Kontena Platform and Kontena Pharos technologies are open source and available under Apache 2.0 license.
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closed 3/13/2019 via Company Press Release

Bitrise, acquired Outlyer

synopsis: Bitrise, a mobile continuous integration and delivery platform, has acquired Outlyer, a self-service cloud infrastructure monitoring platform made for developers, DevOps and microservice environments. They monitor client's full stack, from servers and cloud providers to databases, containers and custom metrics.
buyer: Bitrise
Bitrise is a mobile continuous integration and delivery platform. Bitrise helps clients automate daily app development tasks from building through testing to deployment. With Bitrise clients can configure these tasks with a unique, visual workflow editor. "
target: Outlyer
Outlyer is a self-service cloud infrastructure monitoring platform made for developers, DevOps and microservice environments. They monitor client's full stack, from servers and cloud providers to databases, containers and custom metrics.
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closed 9/28/2018 via BusinessWire

Software AG, acquired Built.io

synopsis: Software AG announced the acquisition of Built.io, a San Francisco-based market-leading iPaaS company. Built.io provides the leading cloud integration platform for enterprise - Built.io Flow - enabling developers and business users alike to integrate anything, automate workflows, and embed connectivity into applications with ease.
buyer: Software AG (XTRA:SOW:$905.56)
Software AG offers the first end-to-end Digital Business Platform, based on open standards, with integration, process management, in-memory data, adaptive application development, real-time analytics and enterprise architecture management as core building blocks. "
target: Built.io
Built.io is a San Francisco-based market-leading iPaaS company. Built.io provides the leading cloud integration platform for enterprise - Built.io Flow - enabling developers and business users alike to integrate anything, automate workflows, and embed connectivity into applications with ease.
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announced 1/30/2018 via BusinessWire

Red Hat, Inc., will acquire CoreOS

synopsis: Red Hat, Inc., the world's leading provider of open source solutions, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire CoreOS, Inc., an innovator and leader in Kubernetes and container-native solutions.
buyer: Red Hat, Inc. (RHT:$3,156.59)
Red Hat is the world's leading provider of open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to reliable and high-performing cloud, Linux, middleware, storage and virtualization technologies. Red Hat also offers award-winning support, training, and consulting services. "
target: CoreOS
CoreOS is the creator of CoreOS Tectonic, an enterprise-ready Kubernetes platform that provides automated operations, enables portability across private and public cloud providers, and is always upstream open source software.
price ($mm)
$250
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closed 5/10/2017 via Company Press Release

Hexagon AB, acquired Catavolt, Inc.

synopsis: Hexagon, a leading global provider of information technology solutions, announced the acquisition of Catavolt, a US-based mobile app platform provider. Catavolt, founded in 2009 with headquarters in Atlanta, GA, offers an end-to-end platform for mobile application development and delivery, secure cloud orchestration and edge computing (real-time).
buyer: Hexagon AB (OM:HEXA B:$4,341.10)
Hexagon is a leading provider of information technology solutions that drive productivity & quality across geospatial & industrial landscapes. Hexagon’s solutions integrate sensors, software, domain knowledge & customer workflows into intelligent information ecosystems that deliver actionable info. "
target: Catavolt, Inc.
Catavolt is a US-based mobile app platform provider. Catavolt, founded in 2009 with headquarters in Atlanta, GA, offers an end-to-end platform for mobile application development and delivery, secure cloud orchestration and edge computing (real-time).
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closed 4/25/2017 via PR Newswire

Crossover, acquired Engine Yard, Inc.

synopsis: Engine Yard, provider of the best cloud platform & support for Ruby on Rails, announced that Crossover, the leader in cloud-based Ruby development teams, has acquired the company to develop the world's best full-stack Ruby on Rails platform.
buyer: Crossover
Crossover specializes in finding, testing, assembling and managing cloud-based Ruby teams. Crossover is currently in 108 different countries and is one of the fastest growing cloud talent marketplaces. Crossover is headquartered in Austin, Texas. "
target: Engine Yard, Inc.
Engine Yard is the leading Ruby on Rails full-stack platform empowering developers and DevOps teams provision, manage, monitor and control applications on top of Amazon. Engine Yard specializes in deep partnerships with customers to provide mission-critical support and uptime.
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closed 10/17/2016 via PR Newswire

CoreOS, acquired Redspread Inc.

synopsis: CoreOS, the enterprise Kubernetes company, announced that Redspread, a company that enables organizations to manage containerized environments, has joined the company. With this addition, CoreOS deepens its commitment to extend Kubernetes and foster the adoption of hyperscale infrastructure for everyone.
buyer: CoreOS
CoreOS is the company behind open source projects such as CoreOS Linux. CoreOS provides enterprise solutions including Tectonic, the premier infrastructure platform for distributed applications, and Quay, a private image registry. "
target: Redspread Inc.
Redspread Inc. develops and markets collaborative deployment tools for Docker and Kubernetes. The company was founded in 2015 and is based in Mountain View, California.
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closed 4/9/2015 via Market Wire

Corvisa LLC, acquired Codebox

synopsis: Cloud communications provider, Corvisa LLC, announced the acquisition of Codebox, a web-based developer IDE (Integrated Development Environment). Corvisa will integrate the Codebox IDE into its Summit Platform to facilitate faster, easier development of real-time communications applications by both businesses and independent developers.
buyer parent: Novation Companies, Inc.
buyer: Corvisa LLC
Corvisa provides businesses with a single source for cloud communications solutions. Corvisa combines powerful contact center software, business phone systems and connectivity services with the unmatched flexibility of our Summit development platform. "
target: Codebox
Codebox is a web-based developer IDE (Integrated Development Environment). Codebox was created in 2014 with the vision of creating powerful development tools, tackling issues like collaboration, cloud development and many others. Codebox.
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closed 10/26/2011 via BusinessWire

Red Gate Software Ltd., acquired Cerebrata

synopsis: Red Gate announced that it has acquired Cerebrata, the maker of user-acclaimed tools for developers building on the Microsoft Windows Azure platform. The agreement brings together two companies that share a user-first philosophy and a passion for tools that transform the way developers work.
buyer: Red Gate Software Ltd.
Red Gate Software produces ingeniously simple tools for over 500,000 Microsoft technology professionals worldwide. The company specializes in MS SQL Server, .NET and email archiving tools. Established in 1999, Red Gate is based in the town of Cambridge, UK. "
target: Cerebrata
Cerebrata is the maker of user-acclaimed tools for developers building on the Microsoft Windows Azure platform. Its products inclide Azure Management Cmdlets, Azure Diagnostics Manager, and Cloud Storage Studio.
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closed 1/29/2018 via Company Press Release

Microsoft Corporation, acquired PlayFab

synopsis: PlayFab has been acquired by the leading software provider Microsoft. PlayFab offers a platform of scalable game services, game analytics, and LiveOps tools that are helping more than 3,000 studios progress from shipping static software to creating games that scale gracefully and evolve over time with new content, live events, and frequent updates.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$184,903.00)
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: PlayFab
PlayFab offers a platform of scalable game services, game analytics, and LiveOps tools that are helping more than 3,000 studios progress from shipping static software to creating games that scale gracefully and evolve over time with new content, live events, and frequent updates.
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