Like Guru Experience Co.

announced 5/19/2022 via Yahoo, Inc.

Live Current Media, Inc., will acquire Guru Experience Co.

synopsis: Live Current Media, Inc., a media technology company, will acquire Guru Experience Co, Inc, a market leader in digital experiences for the tourism and museum industry. Guru offers a full-suite digital experience platform for museums. Their platform allows users to create and maintain digital experiences such as audio tours and augmented reality.
buyer: Live Current Media, Inc. (OTCPK:LIVC:$0.00)
Live Current Media is a media technology company. Live Current Media offers Kast, an online and mobile hangout platform. Kast is a virtual living room that enables friends and people from different locations to gather together to watch movies, play games and chat. "
target: Guru Experience Co.
Guru is a market leader in digital experiences for the tourism and museum industry. Guru offers a full-suite digital experience platform for museums and cultural sites. Their platform allows users to create, update, and maintain digital experiences such as audio tours and augmented reality.
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closed 6/6/2018 via BNC Analysis

Karmijn Kapitaal, acquired Picturae Inc.

synopsis: Karmijn Kapitaal has acquired Dutch archiving business Picturae. Headquartered the Netherlands, Picturae manages and stores cultural and natural historical items. Picturae offers professional, innovative, and easy-to-use software solutions, website design, and online platforms, developed specifically for and with the heritage sector.
buyer: Karmijn Kapitaal
Karmijn Kapitaal is an investment fund that participates in Dutch SMEs with a diverse management team. Karmijn’s approach focuses on the continuity of the companies in which they invest. "
target: Picturae Inc.
Picturae offers professional, innovative, and easy-to-use software solutions, website design, and online platforms, developed specifically for and with the heritage sector. Picturae offers professional, tailored solutions for digitizing unique collections including photos, books, microfilm, and more
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closed 8/22/2018 via Company Press Release

SAGE Publishing, acquired Talis Education Limited

synopsis: SAGE Publishing, a leading independent, academic and professional publisher, has acquired Talis, a UK-based software company that helps universities manage and deliver learning resources online. Talis' Talis Aspire platform allows universities and libraries to provide easy, efficient, and compliant digitisation services.
buyer: SAGE Publishing
SAGE Publishing is a leading international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets. SAGE helps inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students spanning a wide range of subject areas. "
target: Talis Education Limited
Talis is a UK-based software company that helps universities manage and deliver learning resources online. Their Talis Aspire platform allows universities and libraries to provide easy, efficient, and compliant digitisation services.
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announced 10/7/2020 via PR Web

leadHOOP, LLC, will acquire MatchMaximizer

synopsis: leadHOOP, LLC, a leading SaaS company, signed an agreement on to acquire the assets of MatchMaximizer, a privately held competitor. MatchMaximizer is a full-service, turnkey lead generation technology. It is all-in-one solution for contact centers, web partners, schools, and agencies.
buyer: leadHOOP, LLC
leadHOOP is a leading lead generation SaaS Platform & Marketplace. Leveraging their technology, they help improve consumer inquiry results with an easy to use set of tools for buyers, sellers, and aggregators. Founded in 2017, the company is headquartered in the suburbs of New York City. "
target: MatchMaximizer
MatchMaximizer is a full-service, turnkey lead generation technology. MatchMaximizer was developed initially to support technical platform needs of lead generation contact centers. Since then, it has grown as an all-in-one solution for contact centers, web partners, schools, and agencies.
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closed 3/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

Book&Learn merged with Edvisor,

synopsis: Vancouver-based Edvisor and Mexico City-based Book&Learn – both software providers that offer agencies course search, quoting and booking tools – have announced that they will be merging, bringing more than 7,500 agency users and 1,500 schools together.
buyer: Edvisor
Edvisor an online SaaS platform that connects schools that recruit international students directly with the agencies that sell their courses abroad. Schools list their offerings and entry requirements so that agents can access current program information and enroll their students directly. "
target: Book&Learn
Book&Learn is the leading quotation, booking and CRM for the international education industry with over 3,000 active agents and +1,000 schools.
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closed 6/30/2021 via Company Press Release

Cisco Systems, Inc., acquired Involvio

synopsis: Cisco has completed the acquisition of Involvio LLC, a New York-based software company and leading student experience platform. They offer a suite of education-focused products that help colleges and universities improve student experience, engagement, and retention.
buyer: Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO:$49,818.00)
Cisco System's 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: Involvio
Involvio LLC is a New York-based software company and leading student experience platform. They offer a suite of education-focused products that help colleges and universities improve student experience, engagement, and retention.
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closed 4/22/2021 via PR Newswire

Full Measure, acquired Adora

synopsis: Full Measure Education, a leader in higher education technology, has acquired Adora Experiences, a digital college tour startup. Adora enables students to take personalized tours of college campuses both virtually and in-person. Adora's technology will integrate with Full Measure's mobile content platform.
buyer: Full Measure
Full Measure powers personalized mobile experiences at over 300 institutions across the country. Using mobile-first technology and curated experiences, Full Measure Education enables colleges, universities, and schools to guide, support, and celebrate students through the student lifecycle. "
target: Adora
Adora is the trusted platform for safe and compelling university recruitment. The Adora platform leverages student stories, augmented reality geotags, and multimedia content to create engaging virtual tours and enhance the on-campus visit experience.
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closed 6/13/2018 via Company Press Release

Civitas Learning, Inc., acquired ClearScholar

synopsis: Civitas Learning, a company that provides tools and services for educators to help students learn well and finish strong, announced its acquisition of ClearScholar, developer of student engagement software for students and institutions. They are known for their mobile app that is used in multiple campuses.
buyer: Civitas Learning, Inc.
Using a cloud-based, predictive analytics platform and engaging applications, Civitas Learning partners with universities and colleges dedicated to helping students learn and finish strong. They provide tools and services for educators. "
target: ClearScholar
ClearScholar drives student engagement with a mobile, and personalized experience, reflecting the nature of campus life and connecting students to each other and the institution in new ways. They develop student engagement software so institutions and students can maximize their relationships.
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closed 9/22/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Axiell Group AB, acquired CultureConnect

synopsis: Axiell, the world’s leading software and services provider for the cultural sector, announced the acquisition of CultureConnect, an award-winning technology company headquartered in New York City that empowers cultural institutions to easily create beautiful and dynamic digital experiences that broaden audience engagement onsite and online.
buyer: Axiell Group AB
Axiell Group AB is an IT company that is specialised in providing services to the culture sector, archives, museums and libraries. The company offers advanced and tailored solutions to customers in many parts of the world. "
target: CultureConnect
CultureConnect is an award-winning technology company empowering museums, libraries, attractions, and cultural organizations to deliver engaging digital experiences to audiences online, in-gallery, or on personal devices.
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closed 3/31/2020 via BNC Analysis

Harald Quandt Industriebeteiligungen GmbH, acquired zetcom

synopsis: Harald Quandt Industriebeteiligungen GmbH, a long-term investment holding company in Germany, has acquired a majority stake in zetcom Group AG, a Swiss provider of inventory management solutions for museums and non-profit organizations. zetcom's MuseumPlus solution provides real-time museum management and fully documents any type of collection.
buyer: Harald Quandt Industriebeteiligungen GmbH
Harald Quandt Industriebeteiligungen (HQIB) is a long-term investment holding that acquires and develops small- and medium-sized companies in the German-speaking region. HQIB creates substantial value-add for their portfolio companies through their profound operational and strategic experience. "
target: zetcom
zetcom is a Swiss provider of inventory management solutions for museums and non-profit organizations. zetcom's robust and efficient MuseumPlus solution supports the complex needs of museums and archives. MuseumPlus provides real-time museum management and fully documents any type of collection.
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announced 12/1/2021 via BusinessWire

Veritas Capital, will acquire finalsite

synopsis: Veritas Capital, a leading private investment firm, will acquire Finalsite, a global leader in school website and digital communications tools, from Bridge Growth Partners. Finalsite provides software as a service (SaaS) solutions to over 8,000 schools and universities across 115 different countries.
buyer: Veritas Capital
Veritas Capital is a leading private equity firm that invests in companies that provide critical products and services, primarily technology and technology-enabled solutions, to government and commercial customers worldwide. "
target parent: Bridge Growth Partners, LLC
target: finalsite
Finalsite is the preferred website, communications, enrollment and marketing platform of 8,000+ schools and universities in 115 countries around the world. Finalsite's products and services transform how schools engage with community members, recruit students and staff, and fundraise.
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closed 8/19/2021 via PR Newswire

Course Hero, acquired QuillBot, Inc.

synopsis: Course Hero has acquired QuillBot, a pioneering AI-powered writing platform used by 7 million people every month to check for grammar, make citations, and improve their writing skills. QuillBot offers a suite of writing tools that provides users with the feedback they need to more clearly communicate their ideas.
buyer: Course Hero
Course Hero is on a mission to help students make every study hour count, and graduate confident and prepared. Course Hero's online learning platform offers more than 60 million course-specific study resources created by and for students and educators, as well as 24/7 tutor help. "
target: QuillBot, Inc.
QuillBot is an AI-powered platform that helps nearly 7 million monthly active users improve their writing skills. Quillbot offers a suite of writing tools including a grammar checker and citation generator that provides users with the feedback they need to more clearly communicate their ideas.
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closed 3/2/2022 via BusinessWire

Securly, Inc., acquired Dyknow

synopsis: Securly, Inc. has acquired Dyknow, LLC, a device monitoring solution for K-12 schools and districts with school-issued devices. Securly and Dyknow’s combined product portfolio will accelerate student safety and wellness initiatives by providing customers and partners with an expanded set of trusted solutions under a single, unified platform.
buyer parent: Golden Gate Capital
buyer: Securly, Inc.
Securly is the only whole-student success platform for K-12. Securly’s pioneering student safety technology enables district and school administrators, educators and parents to keep children safe and engaged, guiding them through an increasingly digital world. "
target: Dyknow
Dyknow is a leading device monitoring solution for K-12 schools and districts with school-issued devices. Dyknow Classroom Management empowers Teachers to defeat distractions, increase student engagement, and teach confidently with technology.
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closed 6/25/2021 via BusinessWire

SchoolMint, acquired Schoolrunner

synopsis: SchoolMint, the leading provider of Strategic Enrollment Management in K-12 education, has acquired Schoolrunner, the all-in-one student data system that gives teachers and schools one place to track everything they care about.
buyer parent: BV Investment Partners
buyer: SchoolMint
SchoolMint provides a cloud-based student enrollment and school choice platform to PreK-12 school systems worldwide. Schools choose SchoolMint to streamline all aspects of student enrollment – student registration management, application, lottery, school choice management and document uploads. "
target: Schoolrunner
Schoolrunner is the all-in-one student data system that gives teachers and schools one place to track everything they care about. The result is actionable data that allows teachers and administrators to spend their time teaching and leading effectively and efficiently.
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closed 6/17/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Frontline Education, acquired Hayes Software Systems

synopsis: Frontline Education, a leading provider of K-12 school administration software, has acquired Hayes Software Systems from Transition Capital Partners. Hayes Software Systems provides solutions for asset management and inventory control with integrated help desk capabilities for K-12 schools.
buyer parent: Thoma Bravo, LLC
buyer: Frontline Education
Frontline Education is the leading provider of school administration software, empowering strategic K-12 leaders with the right tools, data and insights to proactively manage human capital, business operations and special education. "
target parent: Transition Capital Partners
target: Hayes Software Systems
Based in Austin, TX, Hayes Software Systems provides SaaS solutions to empower K-12 school administrators. Schools partner with Hayes to address their asset management, inventory control and integrated help desk needs with simple, easy-to-use solutions, including TIPWeb-IT, TIPWeb-IM and GetHelp.
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closed 9/15/2021 via Company Press Release

Blackstone Group LP, Vista Equity Partners, acquired Ellucian

synopsis: Blackstone and Vista Equity Partners has acquired Ellucian, a leading higher education technology solutions provider. Ellucian delivers mission-critical ERP software to higher-education institutions. Ellucian sets its customers up for long-term success with secure, flexible technology designed for the complexities of higher education.
buyer: Blackstone Group LP (BX:$16,433.94)
buyer: Vista Equity Partners
Blackstone is one of the world's leading investment firms with $649 billion in assets under management. Vista Equity Partners is a leading global investment firm with more than $75 billion in assets under management. "
target parent: TPG Capital
target: Ellucian
Ellucian is the market leader charting the digital future of higher education with a portfolio of cloud-ready technology solutions and services. Ellucian’s comprehensive suite of data-rich tools gives colleges and universities the information they need to lead with confidence.
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closed 11/25/2020 via Company Press Release

Civica, acquired Parago Software Inc

synopsis: Civica Group, a global leader in business-critical software, has acquired Parago Software, a school management software provider in the UK. Parago offers a school IT asset and estate management system. Their software enables schools, trusts and districts to more efficiently manage their PCs, software, and all of their fixed and mobile assets.
buyer parent: Partners Group Holding AG
buyer: Civica
Civica is a UK-based specialist in business critical software applications, digital solutions and managed services for the public sector and regulated markets. Their software and services support functions range from financial management and tax & benefits processing to medical records management "
target: Parago Software Inc
Parago Software is a school management software provider in the UK. Parago offers a school IT asset and estate management system. Their software enables schools, trusts and districts to more efficiently manage their PCs, software, and all of their fixed and mobile assets.
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closed 2/28/2020 via BusinessWire

Veritas Capital, acquired Campus Management Corp.

synopsis: An affiliate of Veritas Capital has acquired Campus Management and Edcentric from Leeds Equity Partners. Campus Management is a leading provider of cloud-based solutions and services that transform higher education institutions. Edcentric is the leading provider of institutional effectiveness software to over 1,400 education institutions.
buyer: Veritas Capital
Veritas Capital is a leading private equity firm that invests in companies that provide critical products and services, primarily technology and technology-enabled solutions, to government and commercial customers worldwide. "
target parent: Leeds Equity Partners
target: Campus Management Corp.
Campus Management is a leading provider of cloud-based SIS, CRM and ERP solutions and services that transform higher education institutions. Edcentric is the leading provider of institutional effectiveness software to over 1,400 education institutions.
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closed 9/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Noodle, acquired Clark

synopsis: Noodle, an education website helping parents and students make better decisions about learning, has acquired Clark, a business software solution for tutors. Clark's business management software allows users to schedule new sessions, automatically remind students of upcoming sessions, and handle all client payments.
buyer: Noodle
Noodle is an education website helping parents and students make better decisions about learning. Through its unbiased data, Noodle connects students with schools, programs, resources, experts and more. Noodle offers unbiased information on more than 700,000 education providers and resources. "
target: Clark
Clark is a business software solution for tutors. Clark provides educators with the tools they need to build successful tutoring businesses. Their business management software allows users to schedule new sessions, automatically remind students of upcoming sessions, and handle all client payments.
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closed 5/30/2018 via BNC Analysis

Sumeru Equity Partners, acquired GoGuardian

synopsis: GoGuardian, a Los Angeles-based provider of device management and internet filtering software for Chromebooks used in K-12 schools, has raised money as part of a strategic investment from Sumeru Equity Partners. Sumeru is now a majority shareholder of the company.
buyer: Sumeru Equity Partners
Sumeru Equity Partners is a technology-focused private equity firm. The company invests in building leaders in software, technology enabled services, and hardware. SEP partners with management teams and adds value through deep sector expertise and the application of strategic and operating services."
target: GoGuardian
GoGuardian provides Chromebook management solutions that keep students safer online and make teaching easier. They provide tools for teachers to help them connect with their students, safely guide them through online content, and manage technology in the classroom.
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announced 5/19/2022 via Yahoo, Inc.

Live Current Media, Inc., will acquire Guru Experience Co.

synopsis: Live Current Media, Inc., a media technology company, will acquire Guru Experience Co, Inc, a market leader in digital experiences for the tourism and museum industry. Guru offers a full-suite digital experience platform for museums. Their platform allows users to create and maintain digital experiences such as audio tours and augmented reality.
buyer: Live Current Media, Inc. (OTCPK:LIVC:$0.00)
Live Current Media is a media technology company. Live Current Media offers Kast, an online and mobile hangout platform. Kast is a virtual living room that enables friends and people from different locations to gather together to watch movies, play games and chat. "
target: Guru Experience Co.
Guru is a market leader in digital experiences for the tourism and museum industry. Guru offers a full-suite digital experience platform for museums and cultural sites. Their platform allows users to create, update, and maintain digital experiences such as audio tours and augmented reality.
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announced 5/19/2022 via Yahoo, Inc.

Live Current Media, Inc., will acquire Guru Experience Co.

synopsis: Live Current Media, Inc., a media technology company, will acquire Guru Experience Co, Inc, a market leader in digital experiences for the tourism and museum industry. Guru offers a full-suite digital experience platform for museums. Their platform allows users to create and maintain digital experiences such as audio tours and augmented reality.
buyer: Live Current Media, Inc. (OTCPK:LIVC:$0.00)
Live Current Media is a media technology company. Live Current Media offers Kast, an online and mobile hangout platform. Kast is a virtual living room that enables friends and people from different locations to gather together to watch movies, play games and chat. "
target: Guru Experience Co.
Guru is a market leader in digital experiences for the tourism and museum industry. Guru offers a full-suite digital experience platform for museums and cultural sites. Their platform allows users to create, update, and maintain digital experiences such as audio tours and augmented reality.
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announced 2/10/2021 via PR Newswire

Match.com, will acquire Hyperconnect, Inc.

synopsis: Match Group and Hyperconnect announced they have reached an agreement for Match Group to acquire Hyperconnect. Hyperconnect is a leading social discovery and video technology company based in Seoul, South Korea that operates two flagship apps: Azar and Hakuna Live.
buyer: Match.com (:$1,863.89)
Match Group is a leading provider of dating products available globally. Their portfolio of brands includes Tinder®, Match®, Meetic®, OkCupid®, Hinge®, Pairs™, PlentyOfFish®, and OurTime®, as well as a number of other brands. "
target: Hyperconnect, Inc.
Hyperconnect is a global video and AI technology company headquartered in Seoul, South Korea. Founded in 2014, Hyperconnect is the operator of groundbreaking social discovery products including real-time video chat app 'Azar' and social livestreaming platform 'Hakuna Live'.
price ($mm)
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closed 12/11/2020 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired Squad App

synopsis: Twitter, a global social networking platform, has acquired Squad, a screen-sharing social app. Squad lets users hang out with their friends via video chat and screen-sharing. The app supports up to 6 people in a group video chat and allows groups to browse memes, watch TikTok videos, talk about DMs, and look at photos together.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$5,077.48)
Twitter, Inc. is a global social networking platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. It also provides promoted products and services which enable its advertisers to promote their brands, products, and services. "
target: Squad App
Squad is a screen-sharing social app. Squad lets users hang out with their friends via video chat and screen-sharing. The app supports up to 6 people in a group video chat and allows groups to browse memes, watch TikTok videos, talk about DMs, and look at photos together.
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closed 1/26/2017 via Company Press Release

Kik Interactive, Inc., acquired Rounds

synopsis: Kik Interactive, the creator of popular chat platform Kik, announced it will unite with Rounds, the Israel-based communications platform. Rounds offers instant group video chat on mobile. Its live communication platform makes it easier, faster and more fun to connect to friends and family.
buyer: Kik Interactive, Inc.
Kik Interactive, Inc. develops an application for blackberry, iPhone, and android devices. Its application, Kik Messenger, helps users to connect with friends via real-time messaging. The company was formerly known as Unsynced. "
target: Rounds
Rounds offers instant group video chat on mobile. Using Rounds, friends can get together and send text messages, video chat with up to 12 participants and engage in activities while chatting.
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announced 10/20/2010 via Market Wire

Paltalk, will acquire Videoconference LLC

synopsis: Paltalk, the leading real-time, video-based community with more than four million active members, announced is acquiring videoconference.com which provides flash based videoconferencing technology.
buyer: Paltalk (PALT:$13.27)
Paltalk is the premier provider of software and technology for real-time, rich media, interactive social networking. The Paltalk platform powers the largest collection of video-based communities and has continued to grow since it was launched in 1998. "
target: Videoconference LLC
Videoconference allows you to easily see, hear, and chat with people all over the world through a web page. Webcam users can broadcast streaming audio and video. No camera is required to see and hear people.
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closed 10/14/2011 via PR Newswire

Microsoft Corporation, acquired Skype Technologies SA

synopsis: Microsoft Corp. has closed its acquisition of Skype Global S.a r.l. Skype is the leading Internet communications company. With an Internet-connected device, families, friends and colleagues can get together for free with messaging, voice and video using Skype.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$184,903.00)
Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Microsoft develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a range of software products and services for various computing devices worldwide. "
target parent: Silver Lake Partners
target: Skype Technologies SA
Skype is a communications platform provider whose purpose is to break down barriers to communication. With an Internet-connected device, families, friends and colleagues can get together for free with messaging, voice and video.
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closed 11/19/2009 via BusinessWire

A Consortium of 4 buyers acquired Skype Technologies SA

synopsis: eBay Inc. announced that it has successfully completed the previously announced sale of its Skype communications unit. The buyer, who will control an approximately 70 percent stake, is an investor group led by Silver Lake and includes Joltid Limited and certain affiliated parties, the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Andreessen Horowitz.
buyer: Silver Lake Partners
buyer: Andreessen Horowitz
buyer: Index Ventures
buyer: CPP Investment Board
Silver Lake is the leading private equity firm focused on large-scale investing in technology. Silver Lake's ability to source and structure large-scale, private equity transactions and add value to portfolio companies is unmatched by other private equity firms investing in the technology industry. "
target parent: eBay
target: Skype Technologies SA
Skype, the Global Internet Communications Company, allows people everywhere to make free, unlimited, superior quality voice calls via its award-winning innovative peer-to-peer software for Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, and Pocket PC platforms.
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closed 10/14/2005 via BusinessWire

eBay, acquired Skype Technologies SA

synopsis: eBay has completed its previously announced acquisition of Skype, a communications platform provider whose purpose is to break down barriers to communication. With an Internet-connected device, families, friends and colleagues can get together for free with messaging, voice and video using Skype.
buyer: eBay (EBAY:$10,265.00)
eBay pioneers communities built on commerce, sustained by trust and inspired by opportunity. eBay enables e-commerce on a local, national and international basis with an array of websites that bring together millions of buyers and sellers every day. "
target: Skype Technologies SA
Skype, the Global Internet Communications Company, allows people everywhere to make free, unlimited, superior quality voice calls via its award-winning innovative peer-to-peer software for Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, and Pocket PC platforms.
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announced 2/14/2014 via BusinessWire

Rakuten Inc., will acquire Viber

synopsis: Rakuten Inc, one of the world’s largest Internet services companies, announced its acquisition of pioneering messaging and VoIP company, Viber. Rakuten will acquire Viber for a total consideration of $900 million.
buyer: Rakuten Inc. (TSE:4755:$14,097.57)
Rakuten, Inc. is one of the world’s leading Internet service companies, providing a variety of consumer and business-focused services including e-commerce, travel, banking, securities, credit card, e-money, portal & media, online marketing and professional sports. "
target: Viber
Viber is developed by Viber Media, a pioneering mobile messaging and VoIP company. With Viber, everyone in the world can connect freely. More than 200 million Viber users text, call, and send photo and video messages worldwide over Wifi or 3G for free.
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closed 2/12/2014 via Company Press Release

Voxox Inc., acquired PokeTALK

synopsis: Voxox, the most comprehensive cloud-based rich communication service for consumers and businesses, announced that it has acquired international calling service PokeTALK from E Mobile, Inc. PokeTALK enables consumers to make international calls through Web-based and mobile applications (iOS, Android).
buyer: Voxox Inc.
Voxox offer the most complete, sophisticated, unified communications solution on the planet, powered by the most comprehensive service ever created. Their innovative VoIP and cloud communications solutions cover more channels, networks and devices than any other provider. "
target: PokeTALK
PokeTALK enables consumers to make international calls through Web-based and mobile applications (iOS, Android). The PokeTALK service is also accessible on various tablets and laptops through a link preloaded by the Original Equipment Manufacturers.
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closed 4/19/2012 via BusinessWire

Numera, Inc., acquired BlueLibris, LLC

synopsis: Numera announced the acquisition of BlueLibris, LLC, a leader in personal health monitoring and safety technologies. The acquisition adds a novel, mobile telecare platform to Numera’s existing telehealth products, social engagement solutions, and professional services portfolio.
buyer: Numera, Inc.
Numera, Inc. provides telehealth solutions for care management and general wellness programs to healthcare companies and consumers. The company’s products are deployed in integrated delivery networks, hospitals, payor-sponsored and corporate wellness programs, and pharmacy providers. "
target: BlueLibris, LLC
BlueLibris, LLC is a leader in personal health monitoring and safety technologies. Their mobile solution enables the real-time sensing of health information, the automatic monitoring of user location and activity, and simultaneous voice communication with users.
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announced 7/20/2011 via PR Newswire

Voip-Pal.Com Inc., will acquire CallArc

synopsis: Voip-Pal.Com Inc. ("Voip-Pal") and Bleam Technology Ventures Inc. ("Bleam Technology") announced that the two companies have reached an agreement for Voip-Pal to acquire Bleam Technology and its product and services including CallArc.com. Bleam Technology owns and operates CallArc.com, a mobile VoIP calling service.
buyer: Voip-Pal.Com Inc.
Voip-Pal.Com Inc. is a broadband VoIP telecom company offering local and long distance VoIP services to consumers and business owners. The company offers turnkey VoIP communication and reseller solutions for its Partners. "
target: CallArc
Bleam Technology Ventures is a mobile company developing products and services that makes communication easy and free and without boundaries. Bleam Technologies operates CallArc.com, a mobile VoIP calling service. CallArc.com offers an alternative to expensive long distance and international calls.
price ($mm)
$0.25
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/20/2022 via BNC Analysis

ROBLOX, acquired Hamul

synopsis: Roblox, a global online platform bringing millions of people together through play, has acquired Hamul, a social tool for gamers. Hamul provides people with new ways to play games together. Their software enables users to easily hangout with their friends, celebrate wins and laugh using emojis, sounds, video and voice chat in their games.
buyer: ROBLOX (NYSE:RBLX:$1,919.18)
Roblox’s mission is to build a human co-experience platform that enables shared experiences among billions of users. Roblox enables anyone to imagine, create, and have fun with friends as they explore millions of immersive 3D experiences, all built by a global community of developers. "
target: Hamul
Hamul is a next generation social tool for gamers. Hamul provides people with new ways to play games together. Their software enables users to easily hangout with their friends, celebrate wins and laugh using emojis, sounds, video and voice chat in their games.
price ($mm)
$30
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/8/2015 via BNC Analysis

Hike, acquired Zip Phone

synopsis: Hike, a messaging app based in India, announced that it has purchased Zip Phone. Zip Phone is an app that lets users make secure, Wi-Fi-enabled phone calls. This means they don’t have to use up minutes on limited smartphone calling plans or incur roaming charges.
buyer: Hike
hike is a free messaging app. With hike, messaging has never been simpler. Message friends on hike globally and also message those friends who don't have hike installed. All for free. "
target: Zip Phone
Zip Phone is an app that lets users make secure, Wi-Fi-enabled phone calls. This means they don’t have to use up minutes on limited smartphone calling plans or incur roaming charges.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 9/12/2013 via BusinessWire

Genband, acquired fring

synopsis: GENBAND, a developer of multimedia and cloud communications solutions, announced it has acquired fring’s Over-the-Top mobile IP communications service, which works across all major smartphone platforms. The acquisition of the fring consumer multimedia IP communications solutions expands GENBAND’s cloud portfolio for the consumer market.
buyer: Genband
GENBAND is a global leader in smart networking solutions for service providers and enterprises in more than 80 countries. From the Core to the Edge to the Experience™, the company’s technology seamlessly evolves IP networks to new levels in scalability, security, profitability and efficiency. "
target: fring
fring is the groundbreaking mobile communication service that gives users internet-rich communication from their mobile phones. fring members make FREE group video calls, video calls, voice calls, live chat to other fringsters and to friends on other social networks.
price ($mm)
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closed 11/4/2020 via Company Press Release

Enreach, acquired Botsquad

synopsis: Enreach, the fast-growing European unified communications group, has acquired Netherlands-based Botsquad, a pioneer in conversational Artificial Intelligence (AI). Botsquad’s state-of-the-art technology provides a solid foundation for conversational applications from smart IVRs (Interactive Voice Response) to chat-based customer service.
buyer: Enreach
Enreach is the parent company of various labels such as Voiceworks, Swyx, Centile, Eazit, ipnordic, M Mobility, Network Telecom, masvoz and HeroBase. Enreach provides collaboration technology and telecoms services via their reselling partners or direct brands. "
target: Botsquad
Founded in 2017, the Botsquad team brings 20 years of experience in conversational AI for chat, voice and apps. Botsquad’s state-of-the-art technology provides a solid foundation for conversational applications from smart IVRs (Interactive Voice Response) to chat-based customer service.
price ($mm)
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closed 4/10/2013 via BNC Analysis

3CX Ltd., acquired LazyDroid

synopsis: 3CX Ltd., developer of the award-winning Windows VoIP PBX 3CX Phone System and 3CX Mobile Device Manager, acquired LazyDroid, a popular remote desktop application for Android which makes it easier for users to access their files, documents, photos, camera, etc. 3CX has rebranded LazyDroid to 3CX Remote Android Desktop.
buyer: 3CX Ltd.
3CX is the developer of 3CX Phone System, an open standard unified communications platform for Windows that works with standard SIP phones and replaces any proprietary PBX. "
target: LazyDroid
LazyDroid is a popular remote desktop application for Android which makes it easier for users to access their files, documents, photos, camera, and allows them to make calls, text messages, and view the system logs of the device directly from within their web browser.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/7/2020 via BNC Analysis

j2 Global, Inc., acquired SRFax

synopsis: j2 Global, Inc. is a leading Internet information and services company, has acquired the assets of SRFax, a Canadian-based company offering Internet fax service to clients across North America. SRFax gives users the convenience of mobility by using email to send and receive faxes.
buyer: j2 Global, Inc. (JCOM:$1,740.72)
j2 Global, Inc. is a leading Internet information and services company consisting of a portfolio of brands including IGN, Mashable, Speedtest, PCMag, Offers.com, Everyday Health and What To Expect in its Digital Media segment and eFax, Vipre, KeepItSafe and Livedrive in its Cloud Services segment. "
target: SRFax
SRFax is a Canadian-based company offering Internet fax service to clients across North America. SRFax gives users the convenience of mobility by using email to send and receive faxes. They offer Email to Fax, Fax to Email, Online Faxing and an excellent Internet Fax API.
price ($mm)
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closed 11/25/2019 via Company Press Release

Glance Digital Experience Private Limited, acquired Roposo

synopsis: Glance, India’s fastest growing and the third-largest content platform, announced the acquisition of Roposo, a Tiger Global and Bertelsmann backed short-video platform. Roposo is India's favorite video sharing app and allows users to share videos & images using over 25+ Channels on the platform.
buyer parent: InMobi
buyer: Glance Digital Experience Private Limited
With Glance, each time a user glances at their mobile phone, the Android lock-screen service shows high-quality, short-form content that’s sure to grab attention. India-based Glance is a service that comes pre-installed on mobile phones manufactured by Samsung, Xiaomi, Gionee, and Vivo. "
target: Roposo
Roposo is India's favorite video sharing app. Get the best from people from all over the country all the time. India’s best app, Roposo, is free to download, and allows users to share videos & images using over 25+ Channels on the platform.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/12/2019 via BNC Analysis

Epic Games, acquired Houseparty

synopsis: The group video chat app Houseparty has been acquired by Epic Games, the company behind Fortnite. Houseparty lets up to eight people join a video chat together. The app, available for iOS, Android, MacOS, and as a Chrome extension, offers a social network for video chatting.
buyer: Epic Games
Founded in 1991, Epic Games is the creator of Fortnite, Unreal, Gears of War, Shadow Complex, and the Infinity Blade series of games. Epic's Unreal Engine technology brings high-fidelity, interactive experiences to PC, console, mobile, AR, VR and the Web. "
target: Houseparty
Houseparty is a group video chat app launched in 2016. Houseparty is an app operated by San Francisco-based Life on Air Inc., which was founded by a team of Israeli entrepreneurs. The app, available for iOS, Android, MacOS, and as a Chrome extension, offers a social network for video chatting.
price ($mm)
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announced 11/28/2016 via New York Times

CNN Worldwide, will acquire Beme

synopsis: CNN has agreed to acquire the technology and talent behind Beme, the social media app built and started by YouTuber Vlogger Casey Neistat and Matt Hackett, a former vice president of engineering at Tumblr. Beme’s 12 employees will join CNN as part of the deal, the terms of which were not publicly disclosed.
buyer parent: Time Warner, Inc.
buyer: CNN Worldwide
CNN Worldwide is the most trusted source for news and information. Its reach extends to nine cable and satellite television networks; one private place-based network; two radio networks; mobile applications and websites around the world; and more. "
target: Beme
Beme was intended to be a social sharing application that Co-Founder and Youtube Vlogger, Casey Neistat, described as “more authentic,” a way of putting four-second bursts of video out into the social sphere without giving users the ability to edit or tweak the content.
price ($mm)
$25
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