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closed 3/31/2022 via Company Press Release

Questel, acquired Markify

synopsis: Global IP solutions provider Questel has acquired of Sweden-based Markify with 30 professionals, which will accelerate innovation within trademark search, watch, and brand protection. Markify is a technology-driven SaaS company, that provides searching and watching services to trademark professionals.
buyer parent: Eurazeo
buyer: Questel
Based in France, Questel is a true end-to-end intellectual property solutions provider to more than 20,000 clients and one million users across 30 countries. They offer a comprehensive software suite for searching, analyzing, and managing inventions and IP assets. "
target: Markify
Based in Sweden, Markify is a technology driven SaaS company, providing best-in-class best-in-class trademark search, watch, and brand protection. Thousands of small and large law firms and brand owners all over the world use the Markify technology.
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closed 1/22/2014 via AP - Associated Press

CPA Global, acquired Patrafee

synopsis: CPA Global, one of the world's top intellectual property (IP) management and software specialists, announced the acquisition of leading Nordic IP services provider Patrafee AB. Patrafee AB offers services and software solutions for the management of IP Rights to law firms and IP Rights holders worldwide.
buyer parent: Cinven
buyer: CPA Global
CPA Global is the world's top intellectual property management specialist, and a leading provider of legal services outsourcing. CPA Global supports many of the world's best known corporations and law firms with a range of IP and broader legal services. "
target: Patrafee
Patrafee is an intellectual property (IP) services and software company. It offers services and software solutions for the management of IP Rights to law firms and IP Rights holders worldwide. Patrafee has more than 30 years' experience of IP management as a market leader in the Nordic countries.
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closed 8/24/2005 via PR Newswire

Computer Patent Annuities Limited Partnership, acquired FoundationIP

synopsis: The world's leading IP management specialists, Computer Patent Annuities Limited Partnership (CPA) is pleased to announce it has completed the acquisition of Minneapolis based FoundationIP.
buyer: Computer Patent Annuities Limited Partnership
CPA is the world's leading IP management specialist. With over 35 years of patent and trademark experience and approximately 40,000 clients across the globe, CPA performs over one million renewals annually. "
target: FoundationIP
FoundationIP provides an intuitive, integrated, customizable environment for corporations & law firms to manage Intellectual Property matters in a collaborative manner. The system is offered in an ASP environment, meaning that there is no software to buy or equipment to purchase or maintain.
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announced 9/1/2021 via BNC Analysis

QANTM Intellectual Property Limited, will acquire Sortify.tm Limited

synopsis: QANTM Intellectual Property Limited is acquiring Sortify.tm, which was founded in New Zealand as a traditional trademark practice and evolved into a legal tech company that provides technology solutions to brand owners, IP practitioners, and public and private sector entities.
buyer: QANTM Intellectual Property Limited (ASX:QIP:$88.63)
QANTM Intellectual Property Limited (QANTM) is the holding company of intellectual property companies Davies Collison Cave Pty Ltd (DCC), FPA Patent Attorneys Pty Ltd (FPA), Cotters Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys (Cotters) and Advanz Fidelis IP Sdn Bhd (ADVANZ). "
target: Sortify.tm Limited
Sortify.tm is the world’s most advanced A.I. and N.L.P. (natural language processing) based trademark productivity suite – created via collaborative input from most of the team at New Zealand law firm Potter IP. Sortify.tm was the top-ranked online trademark filing website in both Australia and NZ.
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closed 2/20/2013 via BNC Analysis

CPA Global, acquired First To File

synopsis: CPA Global acquired IP-focused document management company First To File Inc. First To File, Inc. develops and delivers IP information management technology solutions.
buyer parent: Cinven
buyer: CPA Global
CPA Global is the world's top intellectual property management specialist, and a leading provider of legal services outsourcing. CPA Global supports many of the world's best known corporations and law firms with a range of IP and broader legal services. "
target: First To File
First To File, Inc. develops and delivers IP information management technology solutions. First to File’s® Electronic File Room™ is the world’s leading web-based, patent prosecution and management service.
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closed 1/3/2020 via GlobeNewswire

OpSec Security, Inc., acquired MarkMonitor Inc.

synopsis: OpSec Security, the global leader in anti-counterfeiting and brand protection solutions, has acquired MarkMonitor Brand Protection assets from Clarivate Analytics. MarkMonitor, the leading enterprise-level domain registrar, uses domain industry data and insights to establish and protect domain portfolios for the world's leading brands.
buyer: OpSec Security, Inc. (AIM:OS:$94.11)
OpSec Security is the global leader in protecting, authenticating, and enhancing their customers'​ brands, services and revenues. OpSec delivers a comprehensive suite of end-to-end solutions, including advanced physical security technologies and online/e-commerce monitoring and analysis. "
target parent: Clarivate Analytics
target: MarkMonitor Inc.
MarkMonitor, the leading enterprise-level domain registrar, uses domain industry data, insights and 20+ years of expertise to establish and protect domain portfolios for the world's leading brands.
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closed 9/4/2012 via PR Newswire

Thomson Reuters Scientific, acquired MarkMonitor Inc.

synopsis: The Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters has officially completed the acquisition of MarkMonitor®, a global leader in online brand protection. The acquisition of MarkMonitor, headquartered in San Francisco, will strengthen the broad portfolio of intellectual property solutions from Thomson Reuters.
buyer parent: Thomson Reuters
buyer: Thomson Reuters Scientific (:$1,614.03)
Thomson Intellectual Property & Science provides integrated information solutions to researchers and librarians, physicians and pharmacists, and other professionals worldwide. It offers Intellectual Property, Life Sciences, and Scholarly Research, Publishing & Analysis services. "
target parent: Institutional Venture Partners
target: MarkMonitor Inc.
As a global leader in online brand protection, MarkMonitor uses a SaaS delivery model to provide advanced technology and expertise that protects the revenues and reputations of the world's leading brands.
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closed 10/17/2013 via Company Press Release

IP.com, Inc., acquired Pantros IP, Inc.

synopsis: IP.com, announced that it has acquired the businesses of Pantros IP, Inc., and Pantros IP Holding AG. The company’s Patent Value and Patent Factor Index reports provide easily understood patent valuation analytics that assist organizations in understanding the value of their Intellectual Property portfolios.
buyer: IP.com, Inc.
IP.com provides software tools to the intellectual property community which secures the electronic documents. Its products like Prior Art database helps companies in publishing and searching technical disclosures. Besides this it has other products like Legal Safeguarding Agent and Innovation Q. "
target: Pantros IP, Inc.
Pantros IP, Inc. provides decision support software solutions for patent portfolio management. It offers enterprise decision support system (DSS) solutions, such as Portfolio DSS, a Web-based IP DSS solution that delivers business-critical information-mining capabilities.
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announced 7/1/2014 via PR Newswire

Reed Technology and Information Services Inc., will acquire PatentCore

synopsis: Reed Technology and Information Services Inc., a LexisNexis company, will acquire PatentCore, developer of the LexisNexis® PatentAdvisorSM solution suite. PatentAdvisor is a suite of easy-to-use, web-based patent analytics tools that make patent prosecution a more strategic and predictable process for IP-driven companies and law firms.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: Reed Technology and Information Services Inc.
Reed Technology and Information Services Inc., a LexisNexis® company, serves its clients in the public and private sectors with the expertise required in the technology-focused fields of Intellectual Property services, Life Sciences and Web Archiving. "
target: PatentCore
PatentCore is the Minneapolis-based, privately held developer of the LexisNexis® PatentAdvisorSM solution suite. PatentAdvisor is a suite of easy-to-use, web-based patent analytics tools that make patent prosecution a more strategic and predictable process for IP-driven companies and law firms.
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announced 2/5/2021 via PR Newswire

Dye & Durham Corporation, will acquire GlobalX Pty Ltd

synopsis: Dye & Durham, a leading provider of cloud-based software and technology solutions designed to improve efficiency and increase productivity for legal and business professionals, is to acquire GlobalX, a leading Australian technology business that develops integrated and innovative software solutions and services used by thousands of law firms.
buyer: Dye & Durham Corporation (TSX:DND:$234.31)
Dye & Durham is a Canadian provider of cloud-based software and technology solutions designed to improve efficiency and increase productivity. The company provides critical information services and workflow, which clients use to manage their process, information, and regulatory requirements. "
target: GlobalX Pty Ltd
GlobalX is a leading Australian technology business that develops integrated and innovative software solutions and services used by thousands of law firms.
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closed 12/23/2020 via BNC Analysis

PracticeEvolve, acquired Solicitors Own Software

synopsis: Solicitors Own Software (SOS) has been acquired by PracticeEvolve Group. Since 1987, SOS Legal has delivered practice and case management software and services to progressive law firms. Their customized solutions manage business processes securely and efficiently, freeing legal teams to focus on client services and future growth.
buyer: PracticeEvolve
Based in Australia, PracticeEvolve develops premier software for mid-tier and top-tier law firms, internationally. PracticeEvolve is comprised of a dedicated team of industry experts, who have decades of experience in the design and development of innovative software solutions. "
target: Solicitors Own Software
Solicitors Own Software (SOS) delivers practice and case management software and services to progressive law firms. Their customized solutions manage business processes securely and efficiently, freeing legal teams to focus on client services and future growth.
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closed 1/5/2022 via BusinessWire

ADERANT Holdings, Inc., acquired American LegalNet, Inc.

synopsis: Aderant, a leading global provider of business software to law firms, has acquired American LegalNet, a premier provider of litigation workflow solutions. American LegalNet provides cloud-based solutions that helps legal firms to simplify their workflow. They offer solutions for docketing, calendaring, court forms, eFiling and case monitoring.
buyer parent: Roper Technologies, Inc.
buyer: ADERANT Holdings, Inc.
Aderant is a global industry leader which provides comprehensive business management software for law firms and other professional services organizations. Aderant offers a suite of legal business solutions that enable agility within law firms of all sizes around the globe. "
target: American LegalNet, Inc.
American LegalNet is a premier provider of litigation workflow solutions. American LegalNet provides cloud-based solutions that helps legal firms to simplify their workflow. They offer solutions for docketing, calendaring, court forms, eFiling and case monitoring.
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closed 9/8/2021 via PR Newswire

Clio, acquired Lawyaw

synopsis: Clio, the world's leading provider of cloud-based legal technology, has acquired Lawyaw, a provider of legal document automation solutions. Lawyaw provides cloud-based document workflow solutions that help law firms to save time and reduce errors. Their software enables users to turn their legal documents into easy-to-populate online templates.
buyer: Clio
Clio is the leader in cloud-based legal technology solutions. Clio empowers lawyers to be both client-centered and firm focused through a suite of cloud-based solutions, including practice management, CRM and client intake software. "
target: Lawyaw
Lawyaw is a provider of legal document automation solutions. Lawyaw provides cloud-based document workflow solutions that help small law firms to save time and reduce errors on routine drafting. Their software enables users to turn their legal documents into easy-to-populate online templates.
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closed 8/15/2019 via BNC Analysis

Litera Microsystems, acquired Doxly, Inc.

synopsis: Chicago-based Litera Microsystems has acquired Indianapolis-based legal tech startup Doxly. Doxly transforms the complex, chaotic process of managing legal transactions into a streamlined, efficient process. Doxly's secure cloud-based platform automates workflows for diligence and closing checklists.
buyer parent: HgCapital
buyer: Litera Microsystems
Litera Microsystems is a provider of software for drafting, proofreading, comparing, repairing, cleaning, and securing documents in the legal and life sciences industries worldwide. Litera’s core products empower users to generate, review, and distribute high-quality content quickly and securely. "
target: Doxly, Inc.
Doxly transforms the complex, chaotic process of managing legal transactions into a streamlined, efficient process. Doxly's secure cloud-based platform automates workflows for diligence and closing checklists, provides transaction-specific analytics and reports, and more.
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closed 9/30/2020 via Company Press Release

Mitratech, Inc., acquired Acuity ELM

synopsis: Mitratech, a leading global provider of legal and compliance software, has acquired Acuity ELM, a cloud based legal management solution. Acuity ELM helps small and mid-size corporate legal teams to streamline workflows and reduce legal spend. They offer solutions for e-billing, matter management, claims defense, and legal hold.
buyer parent: TA Associates
buyer: Mitratech, Inc.
Mitratech is a proven global technology partner for corporate legal, risk, and compliance professionals, offering a proven portfolio of end-to-end solutions that spread operational best practices throughout the enterprise, standardizing processes, and accelerating time-to-value. "
target: Acuity ELM
Acuity ELM is a cloud based legal management solution. Acuity ELM helps small and mid-size corporate legal teams to streamline workflows, reduce legal spend, and improve their collaboration with outside counsel. They offer solutions for e-billing, matter management, claims defense, and legal hold.
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closed 5/14/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Onit, acquired SimpleLegal

synopsis: Onit, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise workflow solutions including enterprise legal management, contract management and business process automation, has acquired SimpleLegal, a leading provider of modern legal spend, matter and vendor management software.
buyer: Onit
Onit is a leading provider of enterprise workflow solutions including enterprise legal management, contract management and business process automation. Their Enterprise Legal Management solution transforms the way legal departments drive operational and process improvements. "
target: SimpleLegal
SimpleLegal is a leading provider of modern legal spend, matter and vendor management software. SimpleLegal streamlines the way corporate legal departments manage their matters, track and interpret spend, and collaborate with vendors and law firms.
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closed 8/26/2015 via Company Press Release

Mitratech, Inc., acquired CaseTrack

synopsis: Mitratech, the market-leading provider of Enterprise Legal Management (ELM) solutions, announced that it has acquired the CaseTrack product line from Economic Analysis Group, Ltd. (EAG). CaseTrack is a powerful, yet simple to use matter management and electronic billing software service (SaaS) for in-house legal departments.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Mitratech, Inc.
Mitratech is the most trusted, market-leading provider of fully-integrated Enterprise Legal Management (ELM) solutions for over 750 global legal departments of all sizes, representing 7 of the Fortune 10, almost 40% percent of the Fortune 500, and over 100,000 users in over 150 countries. "
target parent: Economic Analysis Group Ltd.
target: CaseTrack
CaseTrack is a powerful, yet simple to use matter management and electronic billing software service (SaaS) for in-house legal departments.
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closed 11/4/2020 via BNC Analysis

Do Process Software Ltd., acquired NoticeConnect

synopsis: DoProcess, Canada's #1 provider of practice specific software for legal professionals, announced that it has purchased Toronto-based Lex Cortex Ltd. Lex Cortex's flagship product, NoticeConnect®, modernizes the estates administration process of advertising for creditors. 
buyer: Do Process Software Ltd.
DoProcess has been proudly supporting legal professionals with software solutions since 1989. DoProcess is the #1 provider of practice specific software for law firms in Canada, providing increased efficiency and profitability to over 15,000 practitioners. "
target: NoticeConnect
NoticeConnect is a web platform for publishing, accessing, and managing legal information. Founded in 2014 and headquartered in downtown Toronto, NoticeConnect effectively and affordably connects public legal notices with their intended audiences.
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closed 9/3/2020 via BNC Analysis

Fastcase, Inc., acquired Judicata

synopsis: Fastcase, a premiere provider of online legal research, has acquired Judicata, an innovative legal research platform. Judicata's search tool delivers precise, contextual and comprehensive results that enable users to quickly zero in on exactly what they're searching for.
buyer: Fastcase, Inc.
Fastcase provides industry-leading tools to make legal research easier and more intuitive. Lawyers, law firms, and bar associations across the country trust Fastcase to provide them with comprehensive access to the law through an innovative and award-winning platform. "
target: Judicata
Judicata is a legal research platform. Judicata's search tool delivers precise, contextual and comprehensive results that enable users to quickly zero in on exactly what they're searching for. Their Clerk software solution uncovers intelligent insights to help lawyers attack or improve a brief.
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closed 5/12/2004 via PR Newswire

LexisNexis, acquired Verilaw Technologies, Inc.

synopsis: LexisNexis, a leader in legal, news and e-filing information services, and Verilaw Technologies, Inc., a provider of e-service and e-filing services to courts, government agencies and law firms, announced today that LexisNexis has acquired Verilaw Technologies, Inc. and its electronic court filing and attorney-to-attorney document exchange services
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier plc
buyer: LexisNexis
LexisNexis is a leading provider of information and services solutions, including its flagship Web-based Lexis(R) and Nexis(R) research services, to a wide range of professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting and academic markets. "
target: Verilaw Technologies, Inc.
Verilaw Technologies, Inc. is the nation's leading provider of customized electronic filing and related web-based systems for courts and lawyers. Verilaw is working with over 45 state, federal, trial, appellate, judicial, and administrative courts in fifteen states. Verilaw projects are running in
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closed 3/31/2022 via Company Press Release

Questel, acquired Markify

synopsis: Global IP solutions provider Questel has acquired of Sweden-based Markify with 30 professionals, which will accelerate innovation within trademark search, watch, and brand protection. Markify is a technology-driven SaaS company, that provides searching and watching services to trademark professionals.
buyer parent: Eurazeo
buyer: Questel
Based in France, Questel is a true end-to-end intellectual property solutions provider to more than 20,000 clients and one million users across 30 countries. They offer a comprehensive software suite for searching, analyzing, and managing inventions and IP assets. "
target: Markify
Based in Sweden, Markify is a technology driven SaaS company, providing best-in-class best-in-class trademark search, watch, and brand protection. Thousands of small and large law firms and brand owners all over the world use the Markify technology.
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closed 3/31/2022 via Company Press Release

Questel, acquired Markify

synopsis: Global IP solutions provider Questel has acquired of Sweden-based Markify with 30 professionals, which will accelerate innovation within trademark search, watch, and brand protection. Markify is a technology-driven SaaS company, that provides searching and watching services to trademark professionals.
buyer parent: Eurazeo
buyer: Questel
Based in France, Questel is a true end-to-end intellectual property solutions provider to more than 20,000 clients and one million users across 30 countries. They offer a comprehensive software suite for searching, analyzing, and managing inventions and IP assets. "
target: Markify
Based in Sweden, Markify is a technology driven SaaS company, providing best-in-class best-in-class trademark search, watch, and brand protection. Thousands of small and large law firms and brand owners all over the world use the Markify technology.
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closed 1/20/2021 via Company Press Release

Questel, acquired doeLegal, LLC.

synopsis: Questel, a world leader in intellectual property and innovation management solutions, has acquired doeLEGAL, an enterprise legal management and eDiscovery legal technology company. doeLEGAL offers cloud-based enterprise legal management, litigation management, and eDsicovery solutions for corporate legal departments and law firms.
buyer parent: Eurazeo
buyer: Questel
Questel is a worldwide leading provider of intellectual property solutions. Questel offers a comprehensive suite of SaaS for searching, analyzing, and managing invention and IP asset, as well as a unique collection of IP databases. "
target: doeLegal, LLC.
doeLEGAL is an enterprise legal management and eDiscovery legal technology company. doeLEGAL offers cloud-based enterprise legal management, litigation management, and eDsicovery solutions for corporate legal departments and law firms. Their solutions help reduce costs and drive successful outcomes.
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closed 10/16/2020 via BNC Analysis

Eurazeo, acquired Questel

synopsis: Eurazeo, a leading global investment company, has acquired Questel, a worldwide leading provider of intellectual property solutions. Questel offers a comprehensive suite of SaaS for searching, analyzing, and managing invention and IP asset, as well as a unique collection of IP databases.
buyer: Eurazeo (ENXTPA:RF:$6,149.19)
Eurazeo is a leading global investment company, with a diversified portfolio of €18.5 billion in assets under management, including €12.9 billion from third parties, invested in over 430 companies. "
target: Questel
Questel is a worldwide leading provider of intellectual property solutions. Questel offers a comprehensive suite of SaaS for searching, analyzing, and managing invention and IP asset, as well as a unique collection of IP databases.
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announced 6/26/2019 via Company Press Release

Questel, will acquire Yoomap

synopsis: Questel, one of the world’s largest intellectual property software and service providers, will acquire a majority stake in Yoomap, a French leader in open innovation software. Yoomap provides an open innovation platform that helps companies manage their relationships with start-ups and R&D partners.
buyer: Questel
Questel is a worldwide leading provider of intellectual property solutions. Questel offers a comprehensive suite of SaaS for searching, analyzing, and managing invention and IP asset, as well as a unique collection of IP databases. "
target: Yoomap
Yoomap is a French leader in open innovation software. Yoomap provides an open innovation platform that helps companies manage their relationships with start-ups and R&D partners, from identification to implementation of an opportunity.
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closed 9/28/2018 via Company Press Release

Questel, acquired MultiLing

synopsis: Questel, one of the world’s largest online intellectual property (IP) service providers, has acquired MultiLing, the global leader in patent translations. Founded in 1988 and based in Utah, MultiLing leverages their advanced technology platform to provide the highest quality patent translation services in the most cost-effective manner.
buyer: Questel
Questel is a worldwide leading provider of intellectual property solutions. Questel offers a comprehensive suite of SaaS for searching, analyzing, and managing invention and IP asset, as well as a unique collection of IP databases. "
target: MultiLing
Founded in 1988, MultiLing defines and drives best practices for advanced multinational translations. Its unique model combines highly specialized translators, a centralized management process, terminology management, quality control and proprietary technology.
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closed 7/24/2018 via Company Press Release

Questel, acquired Expernova

synopsis: Questel, one of the largest online intellectual property service providers, announces the acquisition of Expernova, a gem specializing in scientific big data. Since 2008, Expernova’s founders have been developing their Expernova platform to transform a complex scientific and technological environment into an easy, attractive, and collaborative map.
buyer: Questel
Questel offers a full suite of web based services for productivity and collaboration dedicated to intellectual property (IP) with search, analysis and idea- to-asset management capabilities. Questel provides a comprehensive collection of IP databases for each stage of the innovation lifecycle. "
target: Expernova
Expernova is a reference player in the field of scientific Big Data and Open Innovation. Based in Montpellier, France, they provide subscription services to its proprietary platform offering ecosystem mappings through the analysis of innovation players (experts, corporates, universities, etc.).
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closed 9/29/2015 via Company Press Release

Questel, acquired Intellixir SAS

synopsis: Questel, one of the world’s main online service providers dedicated to intellectual property, announces the acquisition of Intellixir, pioneer in the statistical analysis applied to scientific publications and patents and a recognized worldwide leader in business intelligence solutions for Intellectual Property.
buyer: Questel
Questel S.A. provides a suite of Web-based services for productivity and collaboration to intellectual property worldwide. It offers intelligence and technological landscape, ideation management, innovation capture, technology scouting and licensing-in, invention management and prior-art searching. "
target: Intellixir SAS
The Intellixir system was created to enable information professionals, research analysts and competitive intelligence specialists to efficiently and effectively manage the ever increasing number of patents and scientific publications they faced.
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CT Corsearch, acquired Edital

synopsis: CT Corsearch, the premier provider of clearance and protection solutions for trademark and brand professionals, announced it’s acquired Edital, the Questel trademark branch. This acquisition will create best-in-class solutions for managing a brand lifecycle globally—from creation to watching to protecting, maintaining and renewing a brand.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: CT Corsearch
CT Corsearch provides high-quality, intuitive tools and expertise that trademark professionals need to effectively manage the trademark screening, search review and watching processes. "
target parent: Questel
target: Edital
Edital was established in Brussels in 1982 and acquired by Questel, a world leader in Intellectual Property in 2005. Its sole purpose has been to create global solutions for the Intellectual Property professional.
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Questel, acquired Markify

synopsis: Global IP solutions provider Questel has acquired of Sweden-based Markify with 30 professionals, which will accelerate innovation within trademark search, watch, and brand protection. Markify is a technology-driven SaaS company, that provides searching and watching services to trademark professionals.
buyer parent: Eurazeo
buyer: Questel
Based in France, Questel is a true end-to-end intellectual property solutions provider to more than 20,000 clients and one million users across 30 countries. They offer a comprehensive software suite for searching, analyzing, and managing inventions and IP assets. "
target: Markify
Based in Sweden, Markify is a technology driven SaaS company, providing best-in-class best-in-class trademark search, watch, and brand protection. Thousands of small and large law firms and brand owners all over the world use the Markify technology.
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Corsearch, acquired Incopro Limited

synopsis: UK-based Corsearch has acquired Incopro, further enhancing Corsearch's brand and content protection capabilities. Headquartered in London, Incopro is an innovative and agile online brand protection provider that has pioneered new technologies to meet the increasing challenges of a complex online environment.
buyer parent: Astorg
buyer: Corsearch
Based in the UK, Corsearch makes it easy for brands and legal professionals to manage their intellectual property from clearance to protection. Corsearch has a mix of comprehensive technologies, skilled analysts, and a customer-first approach that empowers the effective management of trademarks. "
target: Incopro Limited
Based in the UK, Incopro develops online brand and IP protection solutions. The company's intelligence-led, machine learning-driven Talisman platform offers rights holders full visibility of threats to their brand and consumers, and the ability to mitigate those risks at scale.
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Eurazeo, acquired Questel

synopsis: Eurazeo, a leading global investment company, has acquired Questel, a worldwide leading provider of intellectual property solutions. Questel offers a comprehensive suite of SaaS for searching, analyzing, and managing invention and IP asset, as well as a unique collection of IP databases.
buyer: Eurazeo (ENXTPA:RF:$6,149.19)
Eurazeo is a leading global investment company, with a diversified portfolio of €18.5 billion in assets under management, including €12.9 billion from third parties, invested in over 430 companies. "
target: Questel
Questel is a worldwide leading provider of intellectual property solutions. Questel offers a comprehensive suite of SaaS for searching, analyzing, and managing invention and IP asset, as well as a unique collection of IP databases.
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Corsearch, acquired Yellow Brand Protection

synopsis: Corsearch Inc., a premier provider of clearance and protection solutions for trademark and brand professionals, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Yellow Brand Protection AB of Sweden, a leading global provider of online anti-counterfeiting and brand protection services.
buyer parent: Audax Group
buyer: Corsearch
Corsearch is a premier provider of clearance and protection solutions for trademark and brand professionals. Its high-quality, intuitive tools and unparalleled expertise enable professionals to effectively manage their trademark screening, search review, watching, and domain management processes. "
target: Yellow Brand Protection
Yellow Brand Protection is a leading global provider of online anti-counterfeiting and brand protection services. Operating from offices across Europe, USA and China, Yellow’s disruptive technology, “ZERO” seeks to identify and combat IP-infringing content found anywhere in the world, online.
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closed 8/16/2018 via BusinessWire

CPA Global, purchased IP Software Solutions from Practice Insight

synopsis: CPA Global, the Intellectual Property (IP) services and technology market leader, announces the acquisition of Filing Analytics and Citation Eagle, two leading IP data and analytics software solutions, from Practice Insight, a wholly owned subsidiary of IPH Ltd.
buyer parent: Leonard Green & Partners, L.P.
buyer: CPA Global
Based in the Channel Islands, CPA Global is the world’s leading IP management and technology company. They offer customers The IP Platform: delivering integrated Innovation and IP Portfolio software, services and insights across the entire Idea Lifecycle. "
seller parent: IPH Limited
seller: Practice Insight
Filing Analytics combines datasets from patent offices into one database. Machine learning and data augmentation are applied for the highest degree of data integrity and quality. Citation Eagle enables patent owners and attorneys to track and focus on citations of patents using one automated system.
price ($mm)
$7.30
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closed 7/25/2017 via BusinessWire

Lecorpio merged with Anaqua Inc.,

synopsis: Anaqua, Inc., the premier provider of Intellectual Property (IP) management and analytics solutions, announced that it is merging with Lecorpio, a leading developer of end-to-end IP management software.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: Anaqua Inc.
Anaqua helps corporations and law firms turn intellectual property into competitive advantage. Their software platform, ANAQUA, unifies the critical tools, best practice workflows, data, documents and services into one efficient, intelligent environment. "
target: Lecorpio
Lecorpio, a leading IP management and analytics software solutions company, helps innovative companies quickly turn ideas into assets. The solution provides a secure, web-based portal for centrally managing the entire IP lifecycle.
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closed 7/12/2017 via PR Newswire

Wellspring Worldwide, acquired Covalent Data

synopsis: Wellspring, the leader in innovation management software, announced the acquisition of Covalent Data, a Denver-based provider of intelligent search tools that enable companies to find innovative technologies and intellectual property.
buyer: Wellspring Worldwide
Wellspring is the global leader in technology transfer and technology scouting software. Organizations rely on Wellspring to manage the identification, evaluation, and acquisition of technologies, partners, and investments. "
target: Covalent Data
Covalent Data is the leader in innovation intelligence, featuring the world's most comprehensive collection of content. By stitching together disparate sets of public and private data, Covalent Data enables licensing professionals to discover groundbreaking technologies.
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closed 11/30/2015 via PR Newswire

CPA Global, acquired Innography

synopsis: CPA Global, the world's leading specialist in intellectual property (IP) software and services, announced the acquisition of premier IP search and analytics software provider Innography. Innography wants to bring big data analytics to the IP market and position the role of IP-related insights at the forefront of the business decision-making.
buyer parent: Cinven
buyer: CPA Global
CPA Global is the world's leading IP management services and software specialist. Trusted by many of the world's best-known corporations and law firms to help them manage risk, cost and capacity, and realise greater value for their businesses and IP assets. "
target: Innography
Innography provides answers to questions about intellectual property to help organisations improve their business. Innography's software suite combines unique correlation and visualisation technologies to enable users to gain insights for managing, extending and exploiting their patent portfolios.
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announced 4/2/2015 via BNC Analysis

IPH Limited, will acquire Practice Insight

synopsis: IPH Limited announced that is has agreed to buy Practice Insight Pty Ltd. Practice Insight has created a consolidated relational database of over 90% of the world's patent and trade mark data.
buyer: IPH Limited (ASX:IPH:$163.07)
IPH Limited is the holding company of Spruson & Ferguson, one of the leading intellectual property (“IP”) services firms in the Asia-Pacific region, offering a wide range of services for the protection, commercialisation, enforcement and management of IP. "
target: Practice Insight
Practice Insight has created a consolidated relational database of over 90% of the world's patent and trade mark data. Practice Insight allows users to examine and analyse most of the large-scale intellectual property databases related to the world's patent information.
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$6.05
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closed 7/22/2010 via Company Press Release

CT Corsearch, acquired Edital

synopsis: CT Corsearch, the premier provider of clearance and protection solutions for trademark and brand professionals, announced it’s acquired Edital, the Questel trademark branch. This acquisition will create best-in-class solutions for managing a brand lifecycle globally—from creation to watching to protecting, maintaining and renewing a brand.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: CT Corsearch
CT Corsearch provides high-quality, intuitive tools and expertise that trademark professionals need to effectively manage the trademark screening, search review and watching processes. "
target parent: Questel
target: Edital
Edital was established in Brussels in 1982 and acquired by Questel, a world leader in Intellectual Property in 2005. Its sole purpose has been to create global solutions for the Intellectual Property professional.
price ($mm)
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$8
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closed 3/23/2007 via BusinessWire

Corporation Service Company, acquired NameProtect Inc.

synopsis: Corporation Service Company, a privately-held company and leading provider of legal and financial services to corporations and law firms, has acquired NameProtect, a privately-held leader of digital brand management solutions for the Global 2000.
buyer: Corporation Service Company
Corporation Service Company, a privately-held company headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, USA, is a leading provider of legal and financial services for many of the world’s largest companies and law firms. "
target parent: Mason Wells
target: NameProtect Inc.
NameProtect, a digital brand management company, provides a comprehensive suite of trademark clearance and advanced monitoring services that support the entire life cycle of a brand in today’s digital economy.
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closed 9/26/2018 via BNC Analysis

GoDaddy.com, acquired Cognate

synopsis: GoDaddy, a company that provides domain names, has acquired Cognate, a Boston-based startup that uses blockchain to do Common Law trademarks registry. Cognate reviews your proof of use, and once confirmed, creates a permanent, time-stamped record of a users' trademark information and proof.
buyer: GoDaddy.com (GDDY:$3,670.30)
GoDaddy powers the world's largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures. With 18 million customers worldwide and 77 million domain names under management, GoDaddy is the place people come to name their idea, build a professional website, attract customers and manage their work. "
target: Cognate
Cognate is The Common Law Trademark (CM) Registry - the only fast, easy, and affordable way to protect your trademark rights. Cognate uses blockchain technology to make an immutable record of users' trademark rights.
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closed 11/7/2018 via BNC Analysis

Dennemeyer Group, acquired octimine technologies GmbH

synopsis: The Dennemeyer Group, a global full-service provider for the protection and management of intellectual property rights, has acquired octimine technologies GmbH, a German company that provides cutting-edge patent searching and patent analysis technology using artificial intelligence (AI).
buyer: Dennemeyer Group
Dennemeyer is a global full-service provider for the protection and management of intellectual property (IP) rights. Dennemeyer delivers IP services such as patent annuities, trademark renewals, recordals, as well as strategic IP consulting and software solutions for effective IP management. "
target: octimine technologies GmbH
Founded in 2015, octimine is a German company that provides cutting-edge patent searching and patent analysis technology using artificial intelligence (AI). Their easy to use SaaS platform aims at improving the analysis of patents and its search process.
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closed 4/14/2021 via Company Press Release

Inmotionnow, acquired Lytho

synopsis: inMotionNow, a provider of workflow management solutions for marketing and creative teams, has acquired Lytho, a leading brand management and digital asset management platform in the Netherlands. Lytho streamlines marketing efforts and saves time creating, searching, sharing, and publishing digital content.
buyer: Inmotionnow
inMotionNow is a provider of workflow management solutions for marketing and creative teams. inMotionNow offers a SaaS solution that simplifies every phase of the creative production process. Their platform allows project stakeholders to manage their projects in a centralized online environment. "
target: Lytho
Lytho is a leading brand management and digital asset management platform in the Netherlands. Lytho streamlines marketing efforts and saves time creating, searching, sharing, and publishing digital content. Their platform enables companies to share their brand's content across all channels.
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closed 5/30/2018 via PE Hub

Castik Capital S.à r.l., acquired Ipan Group

synopsis: Warburg Pincus, a leading global private equity firm focused on growth investing, announced the sale of Munich-based ipan Group, one of the leading providers of IP management services and software, to Castik Capital.
buyer: Castik Capital S.à r.l.
Founded in 2014, Castik Capital is based in Luxembourg and focuses on identifying and developing investment opportunities across Europe. Castik Capital is a European multi-strategy investment manager acquiring significant ownership positions in European private and public companies. "
target parent: Warburg Pincus
target: Ipan Group
Munich-based Ipan group (Intellectual Property Associates Network), is a leading provider of IP management services and software, supporting the largest IP owners around the globe.
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closed 7/24/2017 via BNC Analysis

Facebook, acquired Source3, Inc.

synopsis: Facebook has acquired a startup to help it crack down on users who share pirated videos and other content without permission. Source3 builds technology to detect intellectual property that has been shared by internet users without permission.
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: Source3, Inc.
User-generated products reveal valuable information about how fans interact with, and consume, brand intellectual property. Source3 identifies, catalogs and analyzes brand IP in fan products across marketplaces, categories, and territories.
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closed 8/27/2020 via PR Newswire

Corsearch, acquired TrademarkNow

synopsis: Corsearch Inc., a leading provider of clearance and online brand protection solutions for trademark and brand professionals, has acquired TrademarkNow, a web-based trademark management platform based in Finland. TrademarkNow is used by enterprise companies, law firms and branding agencies for instant trademark search and watch results.
buyer parent: Audax Group
buyer: Corsearch
Corsearch is a leading provider of clearance and online brand protection solutions for trademark and brand professionals. With highly trained researchers, an expansive global content set, and customer-focused technology tools, Corsearch empowers its customers with powerful brand solutions. "
target: TrademarkNow
TrademarkNow is a web-based trademark management platform based in Finland. TrademarkNow is used by enterprise companies, law firms and branding agencies for instant trademark search and watch results. Their platform uses machine learning to provide faster and smarter trademark analysis results.
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closed 3/30/2016 via BNC Analysis

FilmTrack, Inc., acquired RoyaltyZone

synopsis: FilmTrack, the leading provider of intellectual property and rights management solutions for the media and entertainment industry, announced it has acquired RoyaltyZone, a leading software provider of licensing and royalties solutions.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: FilmTrack, Inc.
FilmTrack's cloud-based software platform streamlines the complex intellectual property management process and provides a holistic view into critical data supporting rights, availabilities, contracts, invoicing, licensing, revenue recognition, royalties and workflow management. "
target: RoyaltyZone
RoyaltyZone is a leading provider of web based software tools that enable licensors, agents, and licensees to manage license agreements, rights, products, invoices, and royalties with ease.
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closed 4/14/2016 via Company Press Release

Anaqua Inc., acquired AcclaimIP and Free Patents Online

synopsis: Anaqua, Inc., a leading provider of intellectual property management software and services, announced the acquisition of both AcclaimIP, an industry-leading patent analytics software solution, and Free Patents Online, the leading free patent search tool.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: Anaqua Inc.
Anaqua helps corporations and law firms turn intellectual property into competitive advantage. Their software platform, ANAQUA, unifies the critical tools, best practice workflows, data, documents and services into one efficient, intelligent environment. "
target: AcclaimIP and Free Patents Online
AcclaimIP is a patent search an analytics application offered as software as a service (SaaS) owned and developed by FreePatentsOnline.
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closed 6/28/2016 via BusinessWire

Anaqua Inc., acquired Patent River, Inc.

synopsis: Anaqua, Inc., a leading provider of intellectual property management software and services, announced the acquisition of Patent River, a unique source of patent prosecution data in the intellectual property industry. Patent River data will be combined with analytics from recently acquired AcclaimIP to deliver truly differentiated intelligence.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: Anaqua Inc.
Anaqua helps corporations and law firms turn intellectual property into competitive advantage. Their software platform, ANAQUA, unifies the critical tools, best practice workflows, data, documents and services into one efficient, intelligent environment. "
target: Patent River, Inc.
Patent River is a unique source of patent prosecution data in the intellectual property industry and provides unique data to patent holders, patent stakeholders, and to other companies in the patent information services industry.
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