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closed 7/20/2022 via Company Press Release

ePublishing, Inc., acquired Multipub

synopsis: ePublishing, a trusted provider of content management, e-commerce, and workflow solutions to publishers for almost three decades, has acquired long-time partner Multipub, which offers leading subscription-management solutions. ePublishing and Multipub have been supporting publishers together since 2014.
buyer: ePublishing, Inc.
ePublishing drives revenue, improves productivity, and increases engagement for publishers and media companies. Mission-critical, tech-forward publishing software and services empower a wide range of business models to leverage new and diversified income streams and lower costs. "
target: Multipub
Multipub’s database powers the day-to-day operations of publishers, simplifying subscription management, supporting complex accounting, automating fulfillment, and connecting seamlessly with their websites to grow audiences and circulation.
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closed 9/6/2022 via BusinessWire

Zuora Inc., acquired Zephr

synopsis: Zuora, Inc., the leading cloud-based subscription management platform provider, has acquired Zephr, a leading subscription experience platform used by global digital publishing and media companies.
buyer: Zuora Inc. (ZUO:$359.61)
Zuora provides the leading cloud-based subscription management platform that functions as a system of record for subscription businesses across all industries. "
target: Zephr
Zephr is a leading subscription experience platform, headquartered in London, focused on accelerating revenue growth for the world’s leading digital publishing and media companies.
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closed 11/3/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Atex Group Limited, acquired Jaicom Oy

synopsis: Aquila announced that is has completed the acquisition of Jaicom Oy through its subsidiary Atex Media Limited. Founded in 1999 with north of 400 publications relying on Jaicom’s products and services in their subscription and distribution operations, Jaicom is a tried-and-true provider of customer management systems across the Nordics.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: Atex Group Limited
Atex is a leading software company selling solutions for media-rich industries. Atex is committed to helping companies build revenues and reduce costs through products that are increasingly personalised, localised, collaborative, contextually relevant, and available on-demand. "
target: Jaicom Oy
Jaicom provides customer management systems across the Nordics and rest of Europe. Hundreds of publications are currently using its comprehensive system Kayak to manage subscriptions and distribution. The company is headquartered in Finland and has operations in several European countries.
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closed 5/26/2021 via BNC Analysis

The Cricketer, acquired Oak Software

synopsis: The Cricketer, the world's No.1 cricket magazine, has acquired Oak Software, a subscription management platform in the UK. Oak's platform is used by a range of publishers and manages subscriptions for over 1,000 titles. Their powerful software provides solutions for subscription management, web shops, online subscriber management, and more.
buyer: The Cricketer
The Cricketer is the world's No.1 cricket magazine. The Cricketer is a monthly magazine that offers an entertaining, informative read, mixing compelling features with gritty analysis and eye-catching design. They provide breaking news and interviews for international, domestic and club cricket. "
target: Oak Software
Oak Software is a subscription management platform in the UK. Oak's platform is used by a range of publishers and manages subscriptions for over 1,000 titles. Their powerful software provides solutions for subscription management, web shops, online subscriber management, and more.
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announced 8/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Presa will be merged with Ukrposhta,

synopsis: Ukrposhta, a Ukrainian state enterprise acting as the biggest national postal operator on the Ukrainian market, will merge with state-owned enterprise (SOE) Presa (the Press). Presa operates an online platform for publishing and subscribing magazines and periodicals. The company was founded in 1998 and is based in Ukraine.
buyer: Ukrposhta
Ukrposhta is a Ukrainian state enterprise acting as the biggest national postal operator on the Ukrainian market. Their network includes over 12000 postal offices in all regions of the country. They provide over 50 types of services both for private and corporate customers. "
target: Presa
Presa operates an online platform for publishing and subscribing magazines and periodicals. The company was founded in 1998 and is based in Ukraine.
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closed 3/9/2022 via Yahoo, Inc.

Naviga, acquired Abacus Software Limited

synopsis: Naviga Inc., a leading provider of software and services powering media-rich industries, has acquired Abacus, a United Kingdom headquartered SaaS digital subscription and audience insight supplier whose customers include major publishers, professional institutions and corporate brands.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Naviga
Naviga is the leading provider of software and services powering media-rich industries. Its Content Engagement Platform (CEP) helps companies create, enrich, deliver and monetize content to manage engagements from end-to-end. Naviga's solutions are easy to use, scalable and agile. "
target: Abacus Software Limited
Based in the UK, Abacus is an award-winning Software as a Service (SaaS) provider with unique proprietary Customer Data Platform (CDP) and Digital eXperience Platform (DXP) offerings. They help brands and communities improve revenue and engagement with personalised digital experiences and offers.
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closed 2/10/2022 via PR Newswire

Piano Software Inc., acquired SocialFlow

synopsis: Piano, the Digital Experience Cloud, has acquired SocialFlow, a social distribution and marketing platform for media companies. SocialFlow enables the world's most successful publishers to easily distribute engaging social content, while providing them monetization opportunities from both advertising and subscriptions.
buyer: Piano Software Inc.
Piano offers high-performance cloud-based software and strategic services that empower companies to create customized digital experiences and commercial relationships for their users. Leading businesses around the world use Piano to power their subscription, analytics, and personalization efforts. "
target: SocialFlow
SocialFlow is a social distribution and marketing platform for media companies. SocialFlow enables the world's most successful publishers to easily distribute engaging social content, while providing them monetization opportunities from both advertising and subscriptions.
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closed 2/2/2022 via BusinessWire

Brightcove, Inc., acquired Wicket Labs

synopsis: Brightcove Inc. has acquired Wicket Labs, an audience insights company that gives users visibility into content and subscriber analytics. With the acquisition, Brightcove customers will have access to content and subscriber insights to make data-driven decisions to improve subscriber acquisition, conversions, engagement, and retention.
buyer: Brightcove, Inc. (BCOV:$212.14)
Brightcove creates the world’s most reliable, scalable, and secure video technology solutions to build a greater connection between companies and their audiences, no matter where they are or on which devices they consume content. "
target: Wicket Labs
Wicket Labs is an audience insights company that gives users visibility into content and subscriber analytics. Its Wicket Scorecard product is packed with features providing unique, data-driven insights for increasing audience lifetime value.
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closed 1/22/2013 via PR Newswire

SintecMedia, acquired Argo Systems

synopsis: SintecMedia, the leading broadcast management software provider, announced the acquisition of Argo Systems, a leading provider of business solutions to the cable network and operators industry. Argo Systems bridges the business needs of television networks and their counterparts on the cable operator side with its Medea and Nestor systems.
buyer parent: Riverwood Capital
buyer: SintecMedia
SintecMedia is a leading global provider of management solutions designed to meet the dynamic needs of broadcasters, media companies, cable MSOs and station groups. "
target: Argo Systems
Argo Systems' team of experts has worked closely with the world’s leading Pay TV channels and operators to deliver industry leading software solutions that help networks bill and collect on the content they sell, and operators pay for the content they distribute.
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closed 4/13/2021 via BusinessWire

Liberated Syndication Inc., acquired Glow.FM

synopsis: Liberated Syndication Inc., the industry’s leading podcast hosting platform, has acquired Glow, a podcast monetization platform that enables podcasters to build membership programs and generate listener-supported revenue. Glow’s membership technology will allow podcasters on Libsyn’s 75,000+ podcasts to benefit from new monetization features.
buyer: Liberated Syndication Inc. (OTCPK:LSYN:$25.11)
Liberated Syndication (Libsyn) is a world leading podcast hosting network. Libsyn has been providing publishers with distribution and monetization services since 2004. Their platform hosts over 5.8 million media files from more than 75,000 podcasts. "
target: Glow.FM
Glow is a leading podcast monetization platform, powering membership programs for podcasts that reach millions of listeners. Glow’s core product offering makes it simple for any podcaster to charge for and distribute premium content on almost every major podcast app.
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closed 3/4/2020 via PR Newswire

Gather, acquired Tripleseat

synopsis: Tripleseat, the leading web-based sales and event management technology solutions for restaurants, hotels, and unique venues, announced an acquisition by Vista Equity Partners, a leading investment firm focused on enterprise software. Through the acquisition, Gather, already owned by Vista, will be merged with Tripleseat.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Gather
Gather is a sales and event management platform bridging technology and hospitality, transforming the way events are booked, planned, managed, and executed. Its event platform and marketplace help national brands, hospitality groups, and independent venues streamline booking management. "
target: Tripleseat
Tripleseat is a sales and event management platform that helps restaurants, hotels, and unique venues streamline the planning process and increase event sales. Tripleseat was founded in 2008 by Jonathan Morse and Kevin Zink.
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closed 6/26/2019 via Company Press Release

Atypon Systems, Inc., acquired RedLink

synopsis: Atypon, the technology leader in the scholarly publishing market, has acquired RedLink, the provider of key data and insights for academic publishers, libraries, and consortia. RedLink’s data and engagement products include Library Dashboard, Publisher Dashboard, SiteLeads, and Remarq.
buyer parent: Wiley
buyer: Atypon Systems, Inc.
Atypon develops publishing technologies for getting content into the hands of practitioners and researchers. Literatum, their online publishing and website development platform, gives content providers automated tools to manage, market, and monetize any type of content for distribution. "
target: RedLink
RedLink helps libraries, publishers, and users see what they’ve been missing. RedLink’s products include intuitive dashboards for libraries and publishers (Library Dashboard and Publisher Dashboard), unique sales prospecting engines (SiteLeads), and editorial engagement tools (Remarq).
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closed 5/31/2017 via BNC Analysis

Rambler&Co., acquired Dulton Media

synopsis: Rambler&Co, a provider of online and mobile advertising services, has acquired Dulton Media from Prostor Capital, a Russian venture fund. Dulton Media provides an online platform for managing and monetizing videos. Their Eagle.Platform tool allows users to create, store, process, manage, publish, deliver, and monetize various video projects.
buyer parent: A&NN Investments
buyer: Rambler&Co.
Rambler&Co is one of the largest groups of companies in media, technology and e-Commerce. Rambler&Co provides online and mobile advertising services. They are based in Moscow, Russia. "
target parent: Prostor Capital
target: Dulton Media
Moscow-based Dulton Media provides an online platform that provides B2B and B2C solutions for clients to manage and monetize videos. The company offers Eagle.Platform, a tool that enables users to create, store, process, manage, publish, deliver, and monetize various video projects.
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closed 7/23/2010 via Company Press Release

Glam Media, acquired AdPortal, Inc.

synopsis: Glam Media, Inc., the number one vertical media company for women online and one of the top display global media web properties, announced the acquisition of AdPortal, a leading publisher advertising-technology startup based in San Francisco and New York.
buyer: Glam Media
Glam Media pioneered the vertical content network model and is the fastest growing Top 20 Media Company in the U.S. Glam Media provides a compelling mix of fresh, original content created in-house on its owned & operated web sites and the carefully curated Glam Publishing Network. "
target: AdPortal, Inc.
AdPortal is a company dedicated to helping media publishers efficiently grow advertising revenue to win in today’s marketplace.
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closed 4/27/2016 via PR Newswire

Francisco Partners Management LLC, acquired SintecMedia

synopsis: SintecMedia, the world's leading provider of broadcast management software, announced that SintecMedia's management team and Francisco Partners, a global technology-focused private equity firm, have acquired SintecMedia from its existing shareholders, including Riverwood Capital.
buyer: Francisco Partners Management LLC
Francisco Partners is a leading global private equity firm, which specializes in investments in technology and technology-enabled services businesses. Francisco Partners has invested in 150+ technology companies, making it one of the most active and longstanding investors in the technology industry."
target parent: Riverwood Capital
target: SintecMedia
SintecMedia is the preferred business software partner for over 150 of the world's top media brands. No other software company brings a comparable depth of experience to create truly innovative software that performs across all platforms, revenue models, and business units.
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$400
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closed 11/14/2018 via PR Newswire

Enghouse Systems Limited, acquired Capana Sweden AB

synopsis: Enghouse Systems Limited announced it has acquired Capana Sweden AB. Capana provides an end-to-end, integrated software platform for wholesale billing and partner settlements. Its revenue management solutions are used by communication service providers and companies active within the Internet of Things (IoT) industry.
buyer: Enghouse Systems Limited (TSX:ENGH:$356.06)
Enghouse Systems Limited is a Canada-based global provider of enterprise software solutions serving a variety of vertical markets. Its strategy is to build a larger and more diverse enterprise software company through strategic acquisitions and managed growth within its business segments. "
target: Capana Sweden AB
Capana Sweden is a software company specialized in Wholesale, Interconnect, Roaming, Broadband Billing, Internet of Things and Partner Settlements. Capana develops tools for handling the entire B2B/B2B2B/B2B2C billing life cycle from gathering, decoding and enhancing transaction data.
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closed 3/1/2012 via BNC Analysis

Enghouse Systems Limited, acquired CustomCall Data Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Enghouse Systems Limited announced it has acquired CustomCall Data Systems, Inc. for a purchase price of approximately US$7.3 million. CustomCall is a privately held company that offers billing solutions.
buyer: Enghouse Systems Limited (TSX:ENGH:$356.06)
Enghouse Systems Limited serves a number of distinct vertical markets through its two divisions, each developing and selling enterprise oriented applications software. Enghouse's overall strategy is to create a larger and more diverse enterprise software company. "
target: CustomCall Data Systems, Inc.
CustomCall Data Systems was established in 1993 by telecommunications executives with extensive industry experience. Its feature-rich billing and OSS solutions, secure, scalable, state-of-the-art platform, and commitment to customer service are the reasons behind its success.
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closed 7/29/2016 via Company Press Release

Ingenta, acquired 5 Fifteen

synopsis: Ingenta, the leading software provider to the publishing industry, has acquired 5 fifteen Ltd, software supplier to the magazine and newspaper industry. Established in the UK in 1999, 5 fifteen is renowned for its web-based advertising platform, ad DEPOT, which allows media organizations to sell, manage and deliver print and digital advertising.
buyer: Ingenta (AIM:ING:$18.36)
Ingenta is the largest supplier of technology and related services for the publishing industry. Working with eight of the ten largest publishers in the world, they help information providers meet their evolving and wide-ranging publishing needs. "
target: 5 Fifteen
Established in the UK in 1999, 5 fifteen is renowned for its web-based advertising platform, ad DEPOT, which allows media organisations to sell, manage and deliver print and digital advertising.
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closed 7/27/2022 via Company Press Release

Lynk Global, acquired Juven

synopsis: Lynk, an AI-driven knowledge management platform based in Hong Kong, has acquired Juven, an engagement and events management platform in Hong Kong. Juven helps membership associations and event organizers to simplify their work. Their cloud platform provides solutions for membership management, ticketing, engagement, and more.
buyer: Lynk Global
Lynk is an AI-driven knowledge management platform based in Hong Kong. Lynk's cloud platform provides enterprises with fast, convenient, and efficient ways to organize, connect and engage with individuals that have relevant expertise and experience. "
target: Juven
Juven is an engagement and events management platform in Hong Kong. Juven helps membership associations, marketers and event organizers to simplify their work and increase their revenue. Their cloud platform provides solutions for membership management, ticketing, engagement, and more.
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closed 6/24/2022 via Company Press Release

Activity Stream Ltd., acquired crowdEngage

synopsis: Activity Stream has acquired crowdEngage - a platform to create a brilliant visitor experience with audience messaging, mobile ticketing, and seamless pre-ordering for food, drinks, merchandise, and more. crowdEngage creates a brilliant experience that will keep audiences engaged and coming back for more.
buyer: Activity Stream Ltd.
Throughout an event's lifecycle, Activity Stream offers a range of solutions that can help event marketing succeed. Activity Stream allows users to see the latest sales trends, gain insights and actionable intelligence, and deliver amazing campaigns. "
target: crowdEngage
crowdEngage is a platform to create a brilliant visitor experience with audience messaging, mobile ticketing, and seamless pre-ordering for food, drinks, merchandise, and more.
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closed 7/20/2022 via Company Press Release

ePublishing, Inc., acquired Multipub

synopsis: ePublishing, a trusted provider of content management, e-commerce, and workflow solutions to publishers for almost three decades, has acquired long-time partner Multipub, which offers leading subscription-management solutions. ePublishing and Multipub have been supporting publishers together since 2014.
buyer: ePublishing, Inc.
ePublishing drives revenue, improves productivity, and increases engagement for publishers and media companies. Mission-critical, tech-forward publishing software and services empower a wide range of business models to leverage new and diversified income streams and lower costs. "
target: Multipub
Multipub’s database powers the day-to-day operations of publishers, simplifying subscription management, supporting complex accounting, automating fulfillment, and connecting seamlessly with their websites to grow audiences and circulation.
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closed 7/20/2022 via Company Press Release

ePublishing, Inc., acquired Multipub

synopsis: ePublishing, a trusted provider of content management, e-commerce, and workflow solutions to publishers for almost three decades, has acquired long-time partner Multipub, which offers leading subscription-management solutions. ePublishing and Multipub have been supporting publishers together since 2014.
buyer: ePublishing, Inc.
ePublishing drives revenue, improves productivity, and increases engagement for publishers and media companies. Mission-critical, tech-forward publishing software and services empower a wide range of business models to leverage new and diversified income streams and lower costs. "
target: Multipub
Multipub’s database powers the day-to-day operations of publishers, simplifying subscription management, supporting complex accounting, automating fulfillment, and connecting seamlessly with their websites to grow audiences and circulation.
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closed 3/13/2013 via BtoBonline.com

ePublishing, Inc., acquired Next-Tech Markets

synopsis: ePublishing Inc. has acquired Next-Tech Markets, parent of the B2B Audience Network. The B2B Audience Network aggregates audiences from more than 300 niche online publications and enables publishing partners, such as Cygnus Business Media and UBM, to expand their reach to audiences similar to their own.
buyer: ePublishing, Inc.
ePublishing drives maximum profit for publishers and media companies with tools and services that empower clients to create a wide range of business models; leverage new and diversified income streams; and automatically generate deep reader engagement with Contextual Content, Community and Commerce."
target: Next-Tech Markets
Next-Tech Markets launched the B2B Audience Network in 2011, an advertising sales hub serving the interests of a growing group of independent, B2B publishers, website owners and content creators.
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announced 7/11/2012 via PR Newswire

ePublishing, Inc., will acquire Ellington

synopsis: ePublishing, Inc. announced an agreement to acquire the clients and technology of Ellington CMS and Ellington Marketplace from The World Company's Mediaphormedia software division. Ellington's feature-rich web CMS and local business search service Marketplace serves over 300 websites in North America.
buyer: ePublishing, Inc.
ePublishing provides software, custom development and design to publishers and media companies. It offers a fully customizable Enterprise Publishing System that integrates content management, community, e-commerce, workflow, audience management, video, advertising, e-mail, directories, CRM and SEO. "
target parent: The World Company
target: Ellington
Begun in 2000 as a business venture of World Co.'s Lawrence Journal-World, Ellington's feature-rich web CMS and local business search service Marketplace serves over 300 websites in North America and has helped clients amass a multitude of top industry awards.
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closed 7/11/2018 via PR Web

NewsCycle Solutions, acquired Infomaker Scandinavia AB

synopsis: Newscycle Solutions, the largest software supplier serving the global media industry, announced the acquisition of Infomaker, a Swedish software company that provides open, cloud-based publishing platforms for content creation, editing, asset management, and omni-channel delivery and presentation.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: NewsCycle Solutions
Newscycle is the leading provider of software and services powering the global media industry. Their content management, advertising management, subscription management and mobile solutions help companies drive profitability and accelerate digital business models. "
target: Infomaker Scandinavia AB
Infomaker, a Swedish software company, provides open, cloud-based publishing platforms for content creation, editing, asset management, and omni-channel delivery and presentation. Seven of the ten largest Nordic media houses and over 90% of Sweden’s news companies use Infomaker’s software and tools.
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announced 10/18/2016 via PR Newswire

Tagboard, will acquire Capture Media, Inc.

synopsis: Seattle-area based social media software company Tagboard Inc. announced they will acquire Capture Media, Inc. Founded in 2012 and based in New York City, Capture created a product for news and media publishers to search, request, and publish users' social media photos and videos on their websites, TV stations, and other properties.
buyer: Tagboard
Tagboard is the premier social search & display platform company that serves thousands of global brands, sporting teams, and media companies. Their platform is the easiest way to discover social media and instantly share it with audiences. "
target: Capture Media, Inc.
Capture is a leader in media technology helping businesses find and use content on social media platforms. They’re powering the technology that the leading media companies, brands, bloggers and creatives use everyday to find and use social content in realtime.
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announced 8/18/2016 via BusinessWire

Wiley, will acquire Atypon Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Wiley, a global provider of knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in research, professional practice and education, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Atypon, a Silicon Valley-based technology partner that enables scholarly societies & publishers to deliver, host, enhance, market & manage their content on the web.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,864.09)
Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice and education. Wiley provides digital and print scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, reference works, books, database services, and advertising."
target: Atypon Systems, Inc.
Atypon creates world-class software that allows scholarly societies and related publishers to cost effectively build content sites with their branding front and center, analyze and respond to usage patterns, manage user access, enhance content discovery and support marketing and digital commerce.
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$120
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closed 6/14/2012 via BNC Analysis

Crowd Fusion, Inc., acquired Ceros

synopsis: Digital publishing platform Ceros has been acquired by US cloud-based content management system platform provider Crowd Fusion. Founded in 2006, Ceros' clients include Virgin Atlantic, Lego and Nescafe.
buyer: Crowd Fusion, Inc.
Crowd Fusion, the "publish everywhere" platform, enables publishers to speed the development of new products across multiple platforms and devices. Crowd Fusion's powerful rendering engine serves traditional websites as well as personalized, engaging mobile applications. "
target: Ceros
Ceros is a SaaS technology company, solving big problems in the content and e-commerce marketing space. They obsess about how companies can better reach, engage, and convert ever demanding, always connected consumers by leveraging their investment in content across devices and social environments.
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closed 11/19/2014 via PR Web

Books International Inc., acquired Cloud View Technologies LLC

synopsis: Books International, Inc., a provider of fulfillment services to publishers around the world, announced acquisition of the majority equity in Cloud View Technologies. They offer cloud-based, secure suite of web applications used for eBook fulfillment, digital content delivery, and title management.
buyer: Books International Inc.
Books International, a family owned and operated company, has provided fulfillment services to publishers around the world from the company headquarters in Dulles, VA. BI processes and ships over $200,000,000 of orders per year on behalf of independent publishers and distribution clients. "
target: Cloud View Technologies LLC
Cloud View Technologies is a software developer of digital delivery platforms for publishers, independent authors, and instructors seeking to digitize and deliver custom course materials.
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closed 4/13/2022 via PR Newswire

Ex.Co, acquired Bibblio

synopsis: EX.CO - The Experience Company, the world's leading content experience platform powering billions of personalized interactions around the web, announced the completion of its acquisition of UK-based Bibblio, a machine-learning technology company with AI-driven recommendation capabilities.
buyer: Ex.Co
EX.CO is the world's leading content experience platform powering billions of personalized interactions around the web. EX.CO reimagines how brands, publishers, and other small and medium-sized businesses engage with their audiences across their digital properties to drive meaningful growth. "
target: Bibblio
Based in the UK, Bibblio has built one of the most comprehensive recommendation engines on the web. Bibblio's content discovery tools are designed to increase audience footfall, engagement and spend, directly improving companies' site metrics and guaranteeing ROI.
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closed 11/30/2015 via Company Press Release

HgCapital, acquired EidosMedia S.P.A.

synopsis: HgCapital, a sector expert private equity investor, announced a majority investment in EidosMedia, a leading global provider of digital publishing solutions. EidosMedia offers the Méthode platform, a digital asset management and publishing system.
buyer: HgCapital
HgCapital is a sector expert private equity investor, supporting management teams to grow industry champions. HgCapital invests in expanding segments of the TMT, Services, Industrials and Renewable Energy sectors across Western Europe. "
target: EidosMedia S.P.A.
EidosMedia S.p.A. develops and supplies cross-media publishing solutions. It offers Méthode platform, a digital asset management and publishing system that integrates print newspapers and magazines with publishing to the Web and other emerging or future channel.
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closed 7/6/2022 via Company Press Release

Pugpig, acquired Bondi

synopsis: London-based Pugpig has acquired Bondi Digital, the digital archive platform behind Vogue, Vanity Fair, and many more. The acquisition enables Pugpig to extend their offering to include fully searchable digital archives that are perfect for researchers, students, journalists, historians and lovers of some of the world’s favourite magazine brands.
buyer: Pugpig
Based in London, Pugpig is the leading publishing platform for the world’s biggest media brands. With Pugpig, brands can launch websites, digital editions and mobile apps in days. Pugpig powers apps and websites for over 350 brands, from Conde Nast, Hearst and The Economist to Tortoise Media. "
target: Bondi
Bondi is a digital archive platform. For magazines looking to develop a paid digital audience, Bondi provides powerful tools to deliver exclusive, premium archive content. Its flexible paywall technology allows publishers to experiment and find the most effective offers that generate conversions.
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announced 8/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Presa will be merged with Ukrposhta,

synopsis: Ukrposhta, a Ukrainian state enterprise acting as the biggest national postal operator on the Ukrainian market, will merge with state-owned enterprise (SOE) Presa (the Press). Presa operates an online platform for publishing and subscribing magazines and periodicals. The company was founded in 1998 and is based in Ukraine.
buyer: Ukrposhta
Ukrposhta is a Ukrainian state enterprise acting as the biggest national postal operator on the Ukrainian market. Their network includes over 12000 postal offices in all regions of the country. They provide over 50 types of services both for private and corporate customers. "
target: Presa
Presa operates an online platform for publishing and subscribing magazines and periodicals. The company was founded in 1998 and is based in Ukraine.
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closed 5/30/2019 via Company Press Release

Naviga, acquired Zinio LLC

synopsis: Naviga, the largest software supplier serving the global media industry, announced the acquisition of ZINIO, the leading technology platform for digital magazines. ZINIO’s proprietary technology converts magazines into digital content that can be monetized in entirely new ways.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Naviga
Naviga is the leading provider of software and services powering media-rich industries. Our content creation, syndication, presentation and monetization solutions help companies drive profitability and accelerate digital business models. "
target parent: Gilvest LP
target: Zinio LLC
ZINIO brings innovation and inspiration to magazine publishers and consumers by delivering the ultimate digital reading experience on any device. ZINIO converts print magazines to digital XML content offering publishers to manage and deliver their content in magazine apps and platforms.
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closed 2/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

kimeta GmbH, acquired classmarkets GmbH

synopsis: Scout24 has successfully sold the Software-as-a-Service company classmarkets to kimeta. Germany-based classmarkets uses its domain expertise around online classifieds to establish itself as a Software-as-a-Service provider for regional publishers.
buyer: kimeta GmbH
Founded in 2005, kimeta offers a Software-as-a-Service and online classifieds solutions for publishers in Germany, with a focus on online job search. "
target parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
target: classmarkets GmbH
classmarkets started as an operator of metasearch engines, first for real estate, later also for jobs. Given the digital shift in the media landscape, classmarkets used its domain expertise around online classifieds to establish itself as a Software-as-a-Service provider for regional publishers.
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closed 2/1/2018 via Company Press Release

NewsCycle Solutions, acquired The Media Services Group

synopsis: Newscycle Solutions, a leading provider of software technologies for the media industry, announced the acquisition of Media Services Group, a major supplier of integrated digital publishing, magazine advertising, and event management software for the global magazine and book publishing industries.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: NewsCycle Solutions
NewsCycle is a leading provider of software technologies for the global media industry. NewsCycle helps their clients in their mission to create stronger, better informed communities, while protecting the integrity of news, advertising and customer information. "
target: The Media Services Group
The Media Services Group (MSG) offers an extensive product portfolio designed to meet the ever-changing needs of all publishers. MSG provides integrated publishing software, magazine advertising software, and event registration software to hundreds of customers in the book and magazine industries.
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closed 1/12/2017 via Company Press Release

Firebrand Technologies, Inc., acquired Enthrill Distribution Inc.

synopsis: Firebrand Technologies, a pioneer in publishing technology services, announced the acquisition of the technology assets and brands from Enthrill Distribution, Inc., a provider of innovative digital content distribution technologies for the publishing industry.
buyer: Firebrand Technologies, Inc.
Firebrand Technologies provides leading software and services to help publishers achieve success. Title Management™ Enterprise Software tracks titles from pre-acquisition through post- production, marketing and sales; Direct2Reader™ provides a platform for publishers to reach directly to readers. "
target: Enthrill Distribution Inc.
Enthrill Distribution, Inc. is a provider of innovative digital content distribution technologies for the publishing industry. Enthrill's products include PackaDRM, a device agnostic social DRM, and the Endpaper Engine, an ebook delivery platform that delivers ebooks into any reading device.
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announced 6/3/2014 via BNC Analysis

Patriot Minefinders Inc., will acquire

synopsis: Patriot Minefinders Inc. has reached an agreement to acquire 100 percent of Juliet, developer of the world's premier ePublishing software platform. The software platform will allow authors to input their work directly into ePub format, which is the industry standard format in the electronic publishing.
buyer: Patriot Minefinders Inc. (OTCPK:PROF:$0.00)
Patriot Minefinders Inc., an exploration company, engaged in the acquisition and exploration of mineral properties. It focuses on acquiring new projects and opportunities. "
target:
Juliet Press is based in Vancouver, British Columbia and is focused on developing the world's premier ePublishing software platform. The software platform allows authors to input their work directly into ePub format, which is the industry standard format in the electronic publishing.
price ($mm)
$2.52
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closed 9/4/2012 via BNC Analysis

Tesco Stores Limited, acquired Mobcast Services Ltd

synopsis: Tesco has acquired Mobcast, the digital book platform provider, to offer customers more choices in how they buy books. Mobcast provides a digital book retail platform with a catalogue of UK’s most popular titles which can be bought and read on smartphones, tablets and e-readers.
buyer: Tesco Stores Limited (LSE:TSCO:$76,795.61)
Tesco is a British multinational grocery and general merchandise retailer headquartered in Cheshunt, United Kingdom. It is the third-largest retailer in the world measured by revenues (after Wal-Mart and Carrefour) and the second-largest measured by profits (after Wal-Mart). "
target: Mobcast Services Ltd
Mobcast has established itself as a world leader in eBook delivery. Mobcast provides a digital book retail platform with a catalogue of more than 130,000 of the UK’s most popular titles which can be bought and read on smartphones, tablets and e-readers.
price ($mm)
$7.14
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closed 3/29/2012 via BusinessWire

Texterity Inc. merged with Godengo, Inc.,

synopsis: Godengo, Inc., the largest provider of content management systems for magazine publishers, and Texterity, Inc., a provider of digital magazines and mobile apps, announced that they have joined forces to create the first unified platform that is focused on helping publishers leverage digital, web, and mobile media.
buyer: Godengo, Inc.
Godengo, Inc. provides publishers with robust online products and digital advertising platforms. These products and services enable publishers to offer their content to their loyal readers through a variety of different media formats. "
target: Texterity Inc.
Texterity, Inc. is a privately held company located in Southborough, MA. As a leader in digital and mobile publishing solutions, Texterity creates, maintains, and tracks more than 750 digital editions and builds magazine-branded apps for B2B, consumer, association, niche, and educational titles.
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closed 8/4/2011 via BusinessWire

Elevate, Inc., acquired Zipadi Technologies, LLC

synopsis: Elevate, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Highland Business Services, Inc., announced it has acquired Zipadi Technologies, LLC, a do-it-yourself digital publishing and E-business software-as-a-service platform. Elevate’s acquisition of Zipadi furthers its mission to revolutionize the way the world experiences ideas and information.
buyer: Elevate, Inc. (HGLB:$0.00)
Elevate, Inc. is a digital services provider that is meeting customer demand for affordability, variety, and service by leveraging a network of independent Certifiable Geniuses to sell and service the residential and small business data, voice, video, mobile and security markets. "
target: Zipadi Technologies, LLC
Zipadi Technologies is a do-it-yourself digital publishing and E-business software-as-a-service platform. They make it easy for businesses to transform existing printed sales materials into a rich media Web site, manage customers, and track warehouse operations.
price ($mm)
$0.45
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closed 10/8/2008 via BusinessWire

Zendition, LLC, acquired Zendition, LLC

synopsis: Digital Publishing company Zendition was acquired by publishing and database leaders Alex Amoriello and Al Baselice, formally of Automated Resources Group, Inc.
buyer: Zendition, LLC
Zendition LLC skillfully provides technology solutions to transform traditional print media into online, interactive, and eco-friendly digital assets, thus enabling our publishers to maximize the profitability of their products and services. "
target: Zendition, LLC
Zendition LLC skillfully provides technology solutions to transform traditional print media into online, interactive, and eco-friendly digital assets, thus enabling our publishers to maximize the profitability of their products and services.
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announced 3/12/2018 via Company Press Release

Apple, Inc., will acquire Texture

synopsis: Apple announced it signed an agreement to acquire Texture, the digital magazine subscription service by Next Issue Media LLC, which gives users unlimited access to their favorite titles for one monthly subscription fee. Texture brings over 200 of the world’s best magazines to life, providing an easy way for users to read high-quality stories.
buyer: Apple, Inc. (AAPL:$378,323.00)
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms—iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS—provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices. "
target: Texture
Texture is a digital magazine platform owned by Condé Nast, Hearst Magazines, KKR, Meredith, News Corp, Rogers Media and Time Inc. It's a completely new way for readers to experience the world’s best magazines, reimagined for how people consume content today.
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closed 1/27/2016 via BNC Analysis

Paperlit Inc., acquired Stonewash Limited

synopsis: Digital publishing solution company, Paperlit, has acquired Stonewash - a privately-owned digital publishing service based in London, UK.
buyer parent: AppsBuilder
buyer: Paperlit Inc.
Paperlit is a full stack solution that makes it easy to transform print publications into branded mobile apps. Paperlit helps publishers distribute digital editions to a growing mobile audience and generate more revenue. "
target: Stonewash Limited
Stonewash is a privately-owned digital publishing service based in London, UK. The Stonewash Magazine App has been developed to offer the most engaging format, without the need for repurposing content.
price ($mm)
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