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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 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 3/9/2022 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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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 10/4/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Lumine Group, acquired Kansys

synopsis: Lumine Group, a division of Volaris Group focused in the communications and media industry, has completed the acquisition of Kansys Inc, a best of breed software, services, and cloud integrator specializing in management and monetization of complex B2B data.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: Lumine Group
Lumine Group, based in Canada, is one of the world’s largest communications and media software portfolios. Lumine offers communications and media software companies the ability to grow, retain independence, and focus on the needs of its customers and employees, with the financial backing of Volaris."
target: Kansys
Kansys is a BSS/OSS best of breed software, services, and cloud integrator specializing in management and monetization of complex B2B data. Kansys has provided software and managed services to enterprise customers with high volume, transaction-oriented, multi-partner service requirements.
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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 1/25/2016 via BNC Analysis

AOL Inc., acquired AlephD

synopsis: AOL, Inc. has acquired AlephD, a Paris-based startup that helps publishers automatically indentify the best price for each ad impression. AlephD provides real-time solutions to publishers selling inventory over RTB.
buyer parent: Verizon Communications
buyer: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL is a media technology company that simplifies the Internet for consumers and creators by unleashing the world's best builders of culture and code. AOL operates at scale, connecting tens of thousands of publishers with advertisers on its global and programmatic, content and advertising platforms."
target: AlephD
AlephD provides real-time solutions to publishers selling inventory over RTB. AlephD provides real-time capabilities to online publishers. Its solutions instantly boost digital publishers RTB revenues (Real Time Bidding) by up to 30%.
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closed 12/3/2015 via BNC Analysis

Acxiom Corporation, purchased Advanced-Advertising Unit from The Allant Group, Inc.

synopsis: Acxiom Corp, the data analytics firm, has acquired the advanced-advertising unit of Allant Group, a third-party data shop focused on advertising and marketing. Allant Group's Advanced-Advertising Unit helps ad buyers and sellers execute TV, VOD and online household and zone addressable campaigns with their SaaS solution Audience Interconnect.
buyer: Acxiom Corporation (ACXM:$917.41)
Acxiom is an enterprise data, analytics and software-as-a-service Company that fuses trust, experience and scale to fuel data-driven results. Acxiom is an innovator in harnessing the most important sources and uses of data to strengthen connections between people, businesses and their partners. "
seller parent: MidOcean Partners
seller: The Allant Group, Inc.
Allant offers advanced TV advertising software and data products as well as data and analytic driven marketing and advertising services. Their Advanced-Advertising Unit helps ad buyers and sellers execute TV, VOD and online household and zone addressable campaigns with their data-enabled software.
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closed 7/23/2014 via BusinessWire

WideOrbit, Inc., acquired Admeta AB

synopsis: WideOrbit Inc., the leading provider of advertising management software for media companies, has acquired Admeta, a leading provider of solutions for digital programmatic sell-side platforms based in Sweden. Admeta provides sophisticated yield optimization solutions that help premium publishers significantly improve digital revenue.
buyer: WideOrbit, Inc.
WideOrbit is the leading provider of advertising management software for Media companies. WideOrbit provides innovative, proven solutions for managing the business of broadcast and cable operations – from proposal to order, scheduling to automation, billing and aging. "
target: Admeta AB
Admeta provides sophisticated yield optimization solutions that help premium publishers significantly improve digital revenue. Admeta’s core functionality includes Artificial Intelligence-based learning, dynamic floor pricing, full premium programmatic support for private marketplaces and Deal ID.
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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 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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announced 5/10/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Zuora Inc., will acquire Leeyo Software Inc.

synopsis: Zuora, Inc., the leading provider of subscription commerce, billing and finance solutions, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Leeyo Software Inc., the undisputed leader in revenue recognition automation.
buyer: Zuora Inc. (ZUO:$359.61)
Zuora's solution allows any business in any industry to launch or shift products to subscription, implement new pay-as-you-go pricing and packaging models, gain new insights into subscriber behavior, open new revenue streams, and disrupt market segments to gain competitive advantage. "
target: Leeyo Software Inc.
Leeyo Software, Inc. is the leading provider of software for revenue cycle automation. The company was founded by seasoned accounting and IT professionals to help equip powerful and effective revenue teams in any business – from emerging to global enterprises.
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closed 5/20/2015 via Market Wire

Zuora Inc., acquired Frontleaf

synopsis: Zuora has acquired usage analytics provider Frontleaf. Frontleaf's technology will enable Zuora to provide subscription-based businesses with the comprehensive analytics to understand their user base in a deeper way.
buyer: Zuora Inc. (ZUO:$359.61)
Zuora is the world's largest provider of Relationship Business Management services. Zuora works on three levels of a business: commerce, billing, and finance. Additionally, an analytical layer gives businesses real-time data and reporting, so the subscription model is running as well as it can. "
target: Frontleaf
Frontleaf provides customer analytics software that helps subscription-based businesses drive customer adoption, retention, and growth.
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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 2/8/2022 via BNC Analysis

Razorpay, acquired Curlec Sdn. Bhd

synopsis: Fintech unicorn Razorpay has acquired a majority stake in Curlec, a Malaysian payments startup. The Kuala Lumpur-based Curlec builds solutions for recurring payments for businesses. Razorpay claims to have more than 8 million B2B customers including the likes of Facebook, Ola, Zomato, and Swiggy.
buyer: Razorpay
Razorpay is the only payments solution in India that allows businesses to accept, process and disburse payments with its product suite. It gives access to all payment modes including credit card, debit card, netbanking, UPI and popular wallets. "
target: Curlec Sdn. Bhd
Kuala Lumpur-based Curlec is a VC-backed FinTech company that makes it easy for businesses of all sizes to collect recurring payments and take control of their cash flow. Curlec does this by building technology on top of payment infrastructure.
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closed 1/26/2022 via Company Press Release

billwerk GmbH, acquired SOFACTO

synopsis: Germany-based billwerk Group, a leading European provider of subscription management and recurring billing software solutions, has acquired Sofacto, a leading French provider of subscription management and recurring billing applications based on Salesforce.com technology.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: billwerk GmbH
Based in Germany, billwerk is a leading provider of subscription management and recurring billing software solutions. Its platform is used by several hundred midsize and enterprise customers as well as fast expanding start-ups across Germany, Switzerland and France. "
target: SOFACTO
Based in France, Sofacto supports companies of all sizes in their digital transformation. Quick to deploy and highly customisable, Sofacto's SaaS applications allow customers to manage billing, invoicing, subscriptions and payments directly within their CRM.
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closed 11/10/2021 via Company Press Release

Namirial, acquired Netheos

synopsis: Italy-based Namirial S.p.A., an Ambienta portfolio company, has acquired Netheos, French digital transaction leader, focused on remote identification and digital onboarding solutions. The acquisition of Netheos will enhance Namirial's product portfolio, offering customer onboarding and KYC (Know Your Client) solutions.
buyer parent: Ambienta SGR S.p.A.
buyer: Namirial
Based in Italy, Namirial supports customers in their digital transformation journey by providing solutions for trusted digital transaction management. Namirial digital trust services encompass solutions for customer onboarding, agreement automation, signature workflow orchestration, and more. "
target: Netheos
Netheos is the French remote subscription specialist. Its Software as a Service (Saas) “Trust and Sign” solution streamlines and secures highly regulated customer journeys, such as those offered by banks and insurance companies in “digital self-care”.
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closed 11/3/2021 via Company Press Release

Visma Advantage, acquired Upodi ApS

synopsis: Visma, a leading Norwegian provider of mission-critical business software, has acquired Denmark-based Upodi, a subscription management and recurring billing platform. Together with Upodi, Visma will continue to optimise its subscription-based business models to meet increasing market demands.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts
buyer: Visma Advantage
Norway-based Visma is a leading provider of mission-critical business software. The group comprises five business areas which are Visma Software, Visma BPO Accounting & Payroll, Visma Procurement & Collecting, Visma Retail and Visma System Development & Integration. "
target: Upodi ApS
Upodi is a recognised vendor in the Danish market. With its flexible subscription management platform, Upodi enables customers to rapidly scale their subscription business, reducing cost and maintaining control and agility of their business.
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closed 5/20/2021 via BNC Analysis

Providence Equity Partners Inc., acquired billwerk GmbH

synopsis: PSG, a leading growth equity firm that focuses on partnering with middle-market software and technology-enabled services companies, announced the acquisition of a majority stake in billwerk, a leading European provider of subscription management and recurring billing software solutions.
buyer: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
Providence pioneered a sector-focused approach to private equity investing with the vision that a dedicated team of industry experts could build exceptional companies of enduring value. Since the firm’s inception in 1989, Providence has invested in over 170 companies. "
target: billwerk GmbH
With its subscription management platform, billwerk reliably provides a significant part of the digital value chain for recurring business models. Its platform is currently used by several hundred midsize and enterprise customers across Germany, Switzerland and France.
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closed 8/19/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Accel-KKR, acquired Recurly

synopsis: Recurly, Inc., the leading platform powering subscription commerce, announced that it has received a majority equity investment from Accel-KKR, a leading technology-focused private equity firm.  Recurly provides subscription management solutions, deep payments expertise, and data-driven billing intelligence to optimize subscription revenue growth.
buyer: Accel-KKR
Accel-KKR is a technology-focused investment firm with $5 billion in capital commitments. The firm focuses on software and IT-enabled businesses well-positioned for topline and bottom-line growth. Accel-KKR focuses on middle-market companies and provides a broad range of capital solutions. "
target: Recurly
Recurly makes subscriptions a competitive advantage for leading brands worldwide. Recurly’s subscription management and billing platform manages billions of dollars in subscription revenues for companies in digital media, streaming, publishing, SaaS, consumer goods, and more.
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closed 6/23/2017 via BNC Analysis

Vindi merged with Smartbill,

synopsis: Brazilian payment providers Vindi and Smartbill have announced that they are merging. Vindi is a provider of subscription/recurring billing and payment solutions. Smartbill operates as a cloud-based subscription management system that allows companies of all sizes to join the subscription business model.
buyer: Smartbill
Smartbill is based in Sao Paulo, Brazil and operates as a cloud-based subscription management system that allows companies of all sizes to join the subscription business model. "
target: Vindi
Vindi is a Sao Paulo, Brazil-based provider of subscription/recurring billing and payment solutions. The company focuses on subscription billing, recurring billing, intelligent checkout, lost revenue recovery, complete gateway, and fraud prevention.
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closed 1/19/2022 via GlobeNewswire

ChargeBee, acquired Brightback

synopsis: Chargebee, the leading subscription management platform, has acquired Brightback, a customer retention platform for subscription businesses. Brightback provides an automated customer retention solution that enables businesses to grow customer lifetime value. Their platform helps users to deflect churn with personalized cancel experiences.
buyer: ChargeBee
Chargebee is a subscription billing and revenue management solution that helps SaaS businesses streamline their revenue operations. Chargebee integrates with the leading payment gateways to let businesses automate recurring payment collection along with invoicing, accounting, SaaS metrics and more. "
target: Brightback
Brightback is a customer retention platform for subscription businesses. Brightback provides an automated customer retention solution that enables businesses to grow customer lifetime value. Their platform helps retention leaders to deflect churn with personalized cancel experiences.
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closed 2/9/2017 via BNC Analysis

GE Digital, acquired Nurego

synopsis: GE Digital has acquired Israeli monetization platform developer Nurego. Nurego develops Web-based business optimization solution for cloud companies. The company with offices in Herzliya and Seattle, will help GE Digital accelerate industrial Internet of Things business models.
buyer parent: General Electric Company
buyer: GE Digital
GE Digital connects streams of machine data to powerful analytics, providing Industrial companies with valuable insights to manage assets and operations more efficiently. World-class talent and software capabilities driving big gains in productivity, availability and longevity. "
target: Nurego
Nurego is a cloud-based analytics and automation solution for subscription businesses. Nurego gives control, from A/B testing to roll-out, of key moving parts - feature packaging, price plan offerings, subscriber communications and much more.
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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 9/2/2020 via BNC Analysis

iThemes, acquired Restrict Content Pro

synopsis: iThemes, a Premium provider of WordPress SaaS and Plugins for managing WordPress sites, has acquired Restrict Content Pro, a powerful membership solution for WordPress. Restrict Content Pro is a plugin that provides a membership management system that gives site admins a simple way to restrict content to paid subscribers and collect payments.
buyer parent: Madison Dearborn Partners
buyer: iThemes
iThemes offers WordPress plugins that include BackupBuddy, iThemes Security Pro, multiple site management Sync and iThemes Sales Accelerator. iThemes' BackupBuddy is the original all-in-one WordPress backup plugin that handles WordPress backups, site restores, migrations and WordPress staging. "
target: Restrict Content Pro
Restrict Content Pro is a powerful membership solution for WordPress. Restrict Content Pro is a plugin that provides a complete membership management system that gives site administrators a clean, simple way to restrict content to paid subscribers and collect payments from paying customers.
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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 11/17/2021 via PR Web

EverWash, acquired Omni X

synopsis: EverWash, the US leader in car wash membership and subscription management, has acquired omniX Labs, an industry-leading real-time vehicle analytics and Machine Learning (ML) platform. This acquisition will deepen EverWash’s capability to gain key sales and marketing insights at car washes to benefit their wash partners and customers.
buyer: EverWash
EverWash is the industry’s fastest-growing car wash network. EverWash’s team of membership experts provide ongoing sales, marketing and customer support to partner washes, while the EverWash App gives customers the ability to sign-up for and manage their membership anytime and anywhere. "
target: Omni X
omniX Labs is a subscription SaaS platform that provides real-time analytics for retailers. Leveraging computer vision and proprietary machine learning models, omniX captures data from existing cameras to help businesses drive more revenue per visit, increase margins, and operate more efficiently.
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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 6/23/2022 via BusinessWire

eShopWorld, acquired Scalefast

synopsis: eShopWorld (ESW), the world’s leading global direct-to-consumer (DTC) ecommerce company, has acquired Scalefast, an end-to-end ecommerce solution provider. Scalefast provides an ecommerce platform that enables brands to optimize their ecommerce. Their cloud-based platform features solutions for inventory management, orders, subscriptions, and more.
buyer: eShopWorld
eShopWorld (ESW) is the global direct-to-consumer (DTC) ecommerce leader. ESW empowers the world’s best-loved brands and retailers to make global shopping better, safer, simpler and faster. They provide solutions for compliance, fraud protection, checkout, delivery, customer service and more. "
target: Scalefast
Scalefast is an end-to-end ecommerce solution provider. Scalefast provides an enterprise-grade ecommerce platform that enable brands to build, operate, & optimize their ecommerce. Their cloud-based platform features solutions for inventory management, order management, subscriptions, and more.
price ($mm)
$300
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announced 4/13/2022 via BusinessWire

Chargify will be merged with SaaSOptics,

synopsis: SaaSOptics and Chargify, the leading providers of financial operations and subscription billing management solutions for subscription businesses, announced the merger of the two companies. The combined company will be known as Maxio.
buyer: SaaSOptics
SaaSOptics is a subscription management platform that provides subscription billing, revenue recognition and robust subscription analytics and metrics. "
target parent: Scaleworks Associates
target: Chargify
Chargify is a globally-recognized leader in the Recurring Billing and Subscription Management space. Chargify Elastic Billing turns billing into a competitive edge for modern recurring revenue-based businesses that need to personalize and differentiate their offerings for the Relationship Economy.
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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 10/4/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Lumine Group, acquired Kansys

synopsis: Lumine Group, a division of Volaris Group focused in the communications and media industry, has completed the acquisition of Kansys Inc, a best of breed software, services, and cloud integrator specializing in management and monetization of complex B2B data.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: Lumine Group
Lumine Group, based in Canada, is one of the world’s largest communications and media software portfolios. Lumine offers communications and media software companies the ability to grow, retain independence, and focus on the needs of its customers and employees, with the financial backing of Volaris."
target: Kansys
Kansys is a BSS/OSS best of breed software, services, and cloud integrator specializing in management and monetization of complex B2B data. Kansys has provided software and managed services to enterprise customers with high volume, transaction-oriented, multi-partner service requirements.
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