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announced 1/29/2015 via Market Wire

Slyce, will acquire SnipSnap

synopsis: Slyce announced the acquisition of leading mobile couponing company, SnipSnap. The SnipSnap app, available for iOS and Android, allows a user a way to take a photograph of a retail coupon and instantly transform it into a digital, mobile format, which can be easily searched, retrieved, and shared with other SnipSnap users on their smartphones.
buyer: Slyce (SLC:$0.83)
Slyce is a visual search technology company based in Toronto, Ontario and is engaged in the business of providing advanced visual search software that allows consumers to purchase products at the moment they discover them - in the real world and online. "
target: SnipSnap
SnipSnap is the first mobile coupon app to allow users to scan and redeem any printed coupon on their smartphone. Since launching at Techcrunch Disrupt in 2012, the app has grown to 4 million users on iOS and Android, who have saved more than 100 million coupons and $200 million.
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closed 11/14/2018 via BNC Analysis

Wesfarmers Limited, acquired Unlockd

synopsis: Wesfarmers has acquired the assets of Unlockd. Founded in 2014, Unlockd developed an app that offered consumers discounts on their phone bills by watching advertisements when they unlock their phone screen.
buyer: Wesfarmers Limited (ASX:WES:$46,384.52)
Wesfarmers Limited's diverse business operations cover: supermarkets, liquor, hotels and convenience stores; home improvement; office supplies; department stores; and an industrials division with businesses in chemicals, energy and fertilisers, industrial and safety products and coal. "
target: Unlockd
Unlockd's revolutionary white label mobile platform is revolutionising the attention economy. In exchange for viewing targeted ads, content or offers upon unlocking their smartphone, users amass points to redeem on items like mobile credit or data, premium entertainment content or loyalty points.
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closed 9/18/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Snipp Interactive Inc., acquired Ziploop

synopsis: Snipp Interactive Inc., a global provider of digital marketing promotions, rebates and loyalty solutions, announced that it has acquired substantially all of the assets of Ziploop, Inc., a company that develops a mobile shopping application that stores and organizes receipts, rewards, and promotions for consumers.
buyer: Snipp Interactive Inc. (TSXV:SPN:$13.44)
Snipp Interactive Inc. builds cross-device shopper marketing solutions for brands to engage and interact with their customers. They provide a full spectrum of services including campaign conceptualization, rules and legal, design, execution, rewards provisioning and fulfillment. "
target: Ziploop
Ziploop, Inc. develops a mobile shopping application that stores and organizes receipts, rewards, and promotions for consumers. The company’s application works on various devices, including phones, tablets, and computers. Ziploop was founded in 2013 and is based in Orinda, California.
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closed 2/10/2017 via PR Newswire

Shop.co, acquired Zen Shopping

synopsis: German startup Shop.co announced the acquisition of Zen Shopping. Zen Shopping developed a mobile app to simplify shopping and identify savings on online purchases. The app gained traction in the United States and has accumulated a passionate following. Shop.co continues to expand on the promise of giving shoppers one cart across the entire web.
buyer: Shop.co
Shop.co was founded in 2014 in Germany. Shop.co uses Artificial Intelligence and advanced algorithms to give users a smart browser extension that provides one universal cart (that works on every shop in the US) to checkout everywhere, without registration or login, with just one click. "
target: Zen Shopping
Zen Shopping developed a mobile app to simplify shopping and identify savings on online purchases. The app gained traction in the United States and has accumulated a passionate following. Zen Shopping launched in 2014 and tapped into demand among consumers who wanted to shop quickly across shops.
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closed 10/1/2014 via Market Wire

Mobile Lads Corp., acquired CouBox

synopsis: Mobile Lads Corp. announces its acquisition of the "CouBox" mobile software platform assets, which features a comprehensive coupon and incentive-driven content management system that delivers consumer-centric incentives via a mobile application and website.
buyer: Mobile Lads Corp. (MOBO:$0.00)
Mobile Lads Corp. designs and delivers secure wide-area wireless transaction software solutions for the consumer finance and payment processing industry sectors. Mobile Lads provides solutions for seamless access to time-sensitive information and data on multiple network standards. "
target: CouBox
CouBox is a mobile software platform which features a comprehensive coupon and incentive-driven content management system that delivers consumer-centric incentives via a mobile application and website. CouBox is a smart way for consumers to search for everyday items on sale.
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closed 7/15/2014 via Market Wire

Qliktag Software Inc., acquired Nutrifacts

synopsis: Qliktag Software Inc., an Orange County-based innovator of mobile software solutions, acquired Data Aggregator Software and related technology assets from epcSolutions, Inc., including Nutrifacts, a mobile app for scanning groceries and product barcodes to receive color-coded information on nutrition facts and coupons at the point of sale.
buyer: Qliktag Software Inc.
Qliktag Software Inc. is an innovator of mobile software solutions that bridge the gap between brands and buyers -- fostering stronger relationships and more personalized connections between the two. It is headquartered in Newport Beach, California. "
target parent: epcSolutions, Inc.
target: Nutrifacts
Nutrifacts is a mobile app for scanning groceries and product barcodes to receive color-coded information on nutrition facts and coupons at the point of sale straight to a smartphone.
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closed 1/6/2014 via BusinessWire

Coupons.com Incorporated, acquired Yub, Inc.

synopsis: Coupons.com Incorporated, a leader in digital coupons, including digital printable, digital paperless and mobile promotions, announced it has acquired Yub, Inc. Yub allows consumers to link digital offers and promotions to payment cards for instant savings when they use the cards for in-store purchases.
buyer: Coupons.com Incorporated (QUOT:$424.68)
Coupons.com Inc. is the recognized leader in digital coupons, including online printable, save to loyalty card and mobile promotions. For consumers, the company’s products include Coupons.com, as well as Grocery iQ and Coupons.com mobile applications. "
target parent: Buy.com
target: Yub, Inc.
Yub, Inc. operates as an online mall for shopping. The company offers a meeting place for members to interact with friends, and discuss trends and product passions; and provides a 3-D virtual mall to browse and shop among various online retailers.
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closed 7/20/2013 via Company Press Release

Dropbox, Inc., acquired Endorse

synopsis: Mobile coupon startup Endorse has been acquired by Dropbox. Endorse enables consumer product companies to market at the individual shopper level and shoppers to earn rewards for staying loyal to their favorite brands. Endorse closes the online-to-offline purchase loop and ties an online brand to proven retail sales in the real world.
buyer: Dropbox, Inc. (DBX:$1,321.30)
Dropbox is a file hosting service that offers cloud storage, file synchronization, and client software. It allows users to create a special folder on each of their computers, which Dropbox then synchronizes so that it appears to be the same folder regardless of which computer is used to view it. "
target: Endorse
Endorse enables consumer product companies to market at the individual shopper level and shoppers to earn rewards for staying loyal to their favorite brands. Endorse closes the online-to-offline purchase loop and ties an online brand to proven retail sales in the real world.
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closed 5/2/2013 via PR Web

Edtuit, Inc., acquired GreenStack

synopsis: Edtuit, Inc., a player in the field of online discovery of membership deals, announced the acquisition of GreenStack, Inc., another company in the mobile membership deal discovery market. GreenStack offers a mobile app to consolidate membership benefits with retailer discounts, loyalty programs, & cash back programs to maximize consumers’ savings.
buyer: Edtuit, Inc.
Edtuit is a San Francisco, California based company that helps consumers discover their membership savings, while enabling membership organizations to manage their membership programs and maximize customer retention. Edtuit is a privately-held company. "
target parent: Spartina Ventures, LLC
target: GreenStack
GreenStack, founded in early 2012 by serial entrepreneur David Hehman (CEO), develops mobile apps designed to make saving money fun and easy. Its initial product, named greenstack, is a free iPhone app that provides location-based discount redemption while dining in the San Francisco region.
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closed 9/6/2012 via PR Newswire

Gannett Co., Inc., acquired Key Ring

synopsis: Gannett Co., Inc. announced that it has acquired Mobestream Media, maker of the Key Ring consumer rewards mobile platform available on all major smartphones. More than five million users have downloaded the free Key Ring app to scan and store existing loyalty cards, join new rewards programs and get mobile coupons and other promotional offers.
buyer: Gannett Co., Inc. (GCI:$2,791.61)
Gannett Co., Inc. is an international media and marketing solutions company that informs and engages more than 100 million people every month through its powerful network of broadcast, digital, mobile and publishing properties. "
target: Key Ring
Mobestream Media is the maker of Key Ring, a smartphone application. Key Ring has millions of consumers that use the app to scan and store existing loyalty cards, join new programs and receive mobile coupons via their smartphones.
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closed 1/19/2012 via BusinessWire

Constant Contact, Inc., acquired CardStar Inc.

synopsis: Constant Contact®, Inc. has acquired privately owned CardStar Inc., the leading loyalty platform that helps shoppers stay connected to their favorite merchants. With over two million users, Boston-based CardStar is a leading developer of mobile applications that extend the use of loyalty cards and mobile coupons among consumers.
buyer: Constant Contact, Inc. (CTCT:$353.50)
More than 450,000 small businesses, nonprofit organizations, and member associations worldwide rely on Constant Contact as their engagement hub for starting and driving ongoing customer dialogs through email marketing, social media marketing, event marketing, and online surveys. "
target: CardStar Inc.
CardStar Inc. is a Boston-based, privately held software company developing mobile applications that perpetuate the use of loyalty cards and mobile coupons. The CardStar application consolidates membership and rewards cards on smartphones.
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closed 12/8/2011 via BusinessWire

Plum District, acquired Chatterfly, Inc.

synopsis: Plum District, the leading local commerce platform for moms, by moms, has acquired Chatterfly, the leading mobile platform in digital loyalty and neighborhood rewards. These new technologies and tools will empower Plum District mom consultants to provide solutions for local merchants to reward and retain high-value customers.
buyer: Plum District
Plum District is the leading local commerce destination - for moms, by moms. Plum District is a community of moms sharing offers from local and national merchants for other moms to enjoy. Plum District puts Mom first by connecting her with products and inspirations that make her life easier. "
target: Chatterfly, Inc.
Chatterfly is the leading mobile platform in digital loyalty and neighborhood rewards. Consumer users are rewarded for supporting their local shops and local businesses can increase overall business by joining a neighborhood rewards program.
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closed 4/11/2011 via BNC Analysis

nSphere, acquired Peekaboo Mobile, Inc.

synopsis: nSphere, a company that aggregates online content, announced the acquisition of mobile location-based deals companyPeekaboo Mobile. nSphere plans on leveraging Peekaboo Mobile’s application to provide local search information to its users.
buyer: nSphere
DirectoryM re-launched in July 2010 as nSphere representing the company's expanded mission: combining media brands, data sources and local experts to satisfy the local online information needs of the average user and help organize their life locally. "
target: Peekaboo Mobile, Inc.
Peekaboo Mobile, Inc., a mobile technology company, develops software solutions to connect consumers to location-targeted deals from local retail, restaurant, and service businesses.
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closed 11/6/2013 via BNC Analysis

RetailMeNot, acquired ZenDeals.com

synopsis: RetailMeNot, the world's leading marketplace dedicated to online coupons and deals, has acquired ZenDeals, an early stage technology company with a patent pending proprietary digital coupon verification technology.
buyer: RetailMeNot (SALE:$280.42)
RetailMeNot, Inc. is the world's leading marketplace dedicated to online coupons and deals. The company's websites enable consumers across the globe seeking to save money to find hundreds of thousands of offers from retailers. "
target: ZenDeals.com
ZenDeals brings users 100% verified and validated coupons. They find all the best coupons on the web, and test them on the actual merchant site to make sure they work.
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announced 11/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

PayPal, Inc., will acquire Honey Science Corporation

synopsis: Paypal, a digital payments platform gives active account holders the confidence to connect and transact in powerful ways, will be acquiring Honey, a company that offers users a smarter way to shop. Their shopping platform opens up instant access to exclusive savings, deals, rewards and discovery.
buyer: PayPal, Inc. (PYPL:$17,037.00)
PayPal’s digital payments platform gives active account holders the confidence to connect and transact in powerful ways, whether online, on mobile, in app, or in person. PayPal creates ways to manage and move money, and offers choice and flexibility when sending payments, paying or getting paid. "
target: Honey Science Corporation
Honey offers users a smarter way to shop. Their shopping platform opens up instant access to exclusive savings, deals, rewards and discovery, all powered by the collective knowledge of Honey's community of online shoppers.
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closed 9/1/2016 via BNC Analysis

Hansa Cequity, acquired Inloyal

synopsis: With an aim of strengthening its customer engagement and loyalty solution offering, Mumbai-based Hansa Cequity, India’s leading and largest customer marketing company, has acquired inloyal, a mobile loyalty wallet and SaaS loyalty platform.
buyer: Hansa Cequity
Hansa Customer Equity Pvt Ltd, or Hansa Cequity, is a marketing analytics based in India. They help brands use data, analytics, technology, social media, CRM and digital marketing to build relationships with customers. "
target: Inloyal
InLoyal is a mobile loyalty wallet and SaaS loyalty platform, that can create loyalty programmes for retail merchants and have them engaged with their customers through the wallet. InLoyal was founded in mid-2014 by entrepreneur-couple Kunal Mehta and Urvi Mehta.
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announced 5/29/2013 via PR Newswire

Hybrid Paytech, will acquire Mobi724 Solutions Inc

synopsis: Hybrid Paytech, a mobile payment solution and a subsidiary of Freeport Capital Inc, announced that it has entered into a LOI to acquire 51% ownership of Mobi724 Inc, a mobile couponing solution deploying in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
buyer: Hybrid Paytech
Hybrid Paytech is a technology leader in the mobile payment space for EMV, Credit and Pin Debit acceptance offering an Enterprise Ready Platform enabling Processors & Acquirers with quick merchant adoption solutions. "
target: Mobi724 Solutions Inc (OTCPK:FPOT:$1.91)
Mobi724's pay per performance model enables retailers, manufacturers of consumer-packaged goods, loyalty providers, mobile operators and payment card issuers to create, manage and deliver incentives to their customers base on any mobile device worldwide.
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closed 6/28/2019 via BNC Analysis

Lyf Pay, acquired Neos

synopsis: Lyf Pay, a universal mobile payment app in France, has acquired NEOS, a scan and go mobile shopping app in France. NEOS allows retailers to streamline the shopping experience for their customers. The NEOS app allows customers to scan and pay for products in store using their mobile devices.
buyer: Lyf Pay
Lyf Pay is a universal mobile payment app in France. Lyf Pay is an easy-to-use payment app that covers a broad set of needs, including in-store payments, online shopping, friend and family payments, charitable donations, and more. Lyf Pay also integrates payment cards, loyalty cards and coupons. "
target: Neos
NEOS is a scan and go mobile shopping app in France. NEOS allows retailers to streamline the shopping experience for their customers. The NEOS app allows customers to scan and pay for products in store using their mobile devices.
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closed 6/24/2019 via PR Newswire

Trax Image Recognition, acquired Shopkick, Inc.

synopsis: Trax, the world's leading provider of computer vision and analytics solutions for retail, announced its acquisition of Shopkick, the leading shopping rewards app. Combining Trax's best-in-class technologies and solutions and Shopkick's full path-to-purchase offering accelerates Trax's vision of digitizing the physical world of retail.
buyer: Trax Image Recognition
Trax is the leading provider of computer vision solutions and analytics for retail. They enable tighter execution controls in-store and provide clients with the ability to leverage competitive insights through its in-store execution tools, market measurement and analytics services. "
target parent: SK Telecom
target: Shopkick, Inc.
Shopkick is the leading shopping rewards app. For brands and retailers, Shopkick provides high consumer engagement along the entire path to purchase. The company's unique pay for performance model has been proven to deliver high ROI, driving incremental traffic, product engagement, and sales.
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closed 5/22/2019 via GlobeNewswire

AudienceView, acquired Vendini, Inc.

synopsis: AudienceView, a world leader in e-commerce software for events and entertainment organizations, has acquired Vendini, a leading all-in-one ticketing and box office management company. Their all-in-one system helps venues and promoters market to fans, manage logistics and ultimately sell tickets for the highest possible revenue.
buyer: AudienceView
AudienceView is a leading provider of solutions that empower the business of live entertainment through innovative technology, popular media brands and a comprehensive partner ecosystem. "
target: Vendini, Inc.
At Vendini, their mission is to make the business of live events simple with a complete event management platform that protects the customer’s brand. Their all-in-one system helps venues and promoters market to fans, manage logistics and ultimately sell tickets for the highest possible revenue.
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announced 1/29/2015 via Market Wire

Slyce, will acquire SnipSnap

synopsis: Slyce announced the acquisition of leading mobile couponing company, SnipSnap. The SnipSnap app, available for iOS and Android, allows a user a way to take a photograph of a retail coupon and instantly transform it into a digital, mobile format, which can be easily searched, retrieved, and shared with other SnipSnap users on their smartphones.
buyer: Slyce (SLC:$0.83)
Slyce is a visual search technology company based in Toronto, Ontario and is engaged in the business of providing advanced visual search software that allows consumers to purchase products at the moment they discover them - in the real world and online. "
target: SnipSnap
SnipSnap is the first mobile coupon app to allow users to scan and redeem any printed coupon on their smartphone. Since launching at Techcrunch Disrupt in 2012, the app has grown to 4 million users on iOS and Android, who have saved more than 100 million coupons and $200 million.
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closed 3/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Slyce, purchased Software Assets from Hiku Labs

synopsis: Slyce announced the acquisition of the software assets of Hiku, an innovative startup that created a voice-enabled handheld scanner for building shopping lists at home. While Hiku initially sold devices direct to consumer, Slyce acquired the software assets and intends to shift to offering a white-label solution for grocery retailers.
buyer: Slyce (SLC:$0.83)
Slyce is the market leader in image recognition for retail, powering visual search in apps for retailers. The service can identify virtually any product from an image and enable customers to snap a photo to buy something, add it to a wishlist, find it in store, or create another retail moment. "
seller: Hiku Labs
The software assets of Hiku Labs include a shopping list app. Customers can use the app to manage grocery lists or connect Hiku to online stores to make online shopping a breeze.
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announced 1/29/2015 via Market Wire

Slyce, will acquire SnipSnap

synopsis: Slyce announced the acquisition of leading mobile couponing company, SnipSnap. The SnipSnap app, available for iOS and Android, allows a user a way to take a photograph of a retail coupon and instantly transform it into a digital, mobile format, which can be easily searched, retrieved, and shared with other SnipSnap users on their smartphones.
buyer: Slyce (SLC:$0.83)
Slyce is a visual search technology company based in Toronto, Ontario and is engaged in the business of providing advanced visual search software that allows consumers to purchase products at the moment they discover them - in the real world and online. "
target: SnipSnap
SnipSnap is the first mobile coupon app to allow users to scan and redeem any printed coupon on their smartphone. Since launching at Techcrunch Disrupt in 2012, the app has grown to 4 million users on iOS and Android, who have saved more than 100 million coupons and $200 million.
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announced 10/21/2014 via Yahoo, Inc.

Slyce, will acquire Drivetrain Agency, LLC

synopsis: Visual product search platform Slyce is pleased to announce the entering into of a purchase and sale agreement to acquire Drivetrain Agency, LLC. They are a prominent mobile app development agency that builds customized apps for leading enterprise and consumer brands.
buyer: Slyce (SLC:$0.83)
Slyce integrates with the world's leading retail brands to provide their shoppers with the ability to find the things that inspire them simply by snapping a photo with their smartphone or scanning an image on their desktop. "
target: Drivetrain Agency, LLC
Drivetrain Agency, LLC develops mobile, social, and web applications for corporate clients. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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closed 9/17/2014 via Market Wire

Slyce, acquired Pounce

synopsis: Slyce Inc. announced the acquisition of mobile commerce company BuyCode, Inc, the Tel Aviv, Israel-based company that developed the Pounce image recognition-based shopping app. The Pounce app identifies product images in offline media (flyers, magazines, catalogs, billboards) and enables instant purchasing without leaving the app.
buyer: Slyce (SLC:$0.83)
Slyce integrates with the world's leading retail brands to provide their shoppers with the ability to find the things that inspire them simply by snapping a photo with their smartphone or scanning an image on their desktop. "
target: Pounce
Pounce brings 1-click purchases to the offline world of brick&mortar retailers. The Pounce app identifies product images in offline media (flyers, magazines, catalogs, billboards) and enables instant purchasing without leaving the app.
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announced 1/23/2020 via PR Newswire

gamigo AG, will acquire Verve Wireless

synopsis: gamigo AG, one of the leading publishers of online and mobile games in Europe and North America, will acquire Verve Wireless, Inc., a leading mobile data platform for location-based programmatic video and display marketing. Verve empowers marketers to identify, reach, and engage consumers with compelling mobile advertising experiences.
buyer parent: Media and Games Invest plc
buyer: gamigo AG (WKN:A1TNJY:$0.00)
Headquartered in Germany, Gamigo has developed into one of the leading publishers of online and mobile games in Europe and North America. Gamigo grows via organic growth as well as through acquisitions and has made acquisitions in games, media, technology companies and individual game assets. "
target: Verve Wireless
Verve is a location-based mobile marketing platform that connects advertisers with consumers to deliver successful business outcomes. They empower marketers to identify, reach, and engage consumers with compelling mobile advertising experiences.
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closed 3/3/2016 via BNC Analysis

PowaTag, acquired PowaTag

synopsis: PowaTag, an app for buying products by taking photos of adverts with a smartphone, has been sold to a consortium led by Ben White, a director of Powa Technologies.
buyer: PowaTag
Ben White is a director of Powa Technologies who was appointed in January 2016. "
target parent: POWA Technologies Ltd.
target: PowaTag
PowaTag is an app for buying products by taking photos of adverts with a smartphone. PowaTag transforms consumer shopping behaviour by eliminating the wait between impulse and purchase online or offline.
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closed 11/4/2015 via BNC Analysis

Software Paradigms International, acquired BestFit Mobile, LLC

synopsis: Software Paradigms International Group, LLC, an award winning products and service provider for retailers around the world, announced the completion of its acquisition of BestFit Mobile™, a leading mobile strategy and implementation firm and the developer of enterprise ready iBeacon based customer engagement products.
buyer: Software Paradigms International
Software Paradigms International (SPI), founded in 1994, is an award winning products and service provider for retailers worldwide. SPI offers complete Retail IT solutions including custom application development, implementation, integration, and analytics. "
target: BestFit Mobile, LLC
Founded in 2009 and headquartered in Austin, Texas, BestFit Mobile is a mobile strategy, design, and implementation firm and widely-recognized leader in Bluetooth Smart based solutions. It’s ProxDK™ is an iBeacon licensed proximity development platform for building micro-location enabled solutions.
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closed 9/15/2014 via PR Newswire

SmartFocus, acquired TagPoints

synopsis: SmartFocus has acquired Beacon technology specialist TagPoints. TagPoints provides detailed in-store tracking and proximity marketing capabilities. Their products include the TagPoints App, TagCampaign and TagBeacon.
buyer: SmartFocus (GB:STF:$13.91)
SmartFocus is a leading international marketing software company that empowers marketers with the intelligence to drive high performance multi channel campaigns and more valuable customer relationships. "
target: TagPoints
TagPoints is a proximity marketing and loyalty platform that has been taking the retail world by storm. TagPoints provides detailed in-store tracking and proximity marketing capabilities.
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announced 2/7/2018 via Reuters

AU Optronics Corp., will acquire ComQi Inc.

synopsis: AU Optronics Corporation, a Taiwanese company that is engaged in the design, development, and production of liquid crystal displays and other flat panel displays, will acquire ComQi. ComQi is a company in New York that provides cloud-based Shopper Engagement Technology that influences consumers at the point of decision.
buyer: AU Optronics Corp. (TSEC:2409:$8,954.06)
AU Optronics Corporation (AUO) is Taiwanese company that is engaged in the design, development, production, assembly and marketing of thin film transistor liquid crystal displays and other flat panel displays. "
target: ComQi Inc.
ComQi is a company in New York that provides cloud-based Shopper Engagement Technology that influences consumers at the point of decision, in-store, using all digital touch-points: digital signage, mobile, video, touch, web, and social networks.
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closed 4/16/2015 via BNC Analysis

AcuityBrands, acquired ByteLight

synopsis: Acuity Brands, Inc. announced it has acquired the patent portfolio and all other intellectual property rights, of ByteLight, Inc., a provider of indoor location software for LED lighting. ByteLight's LED lighting platforms provides retailers with a method of delivering digital content to shoppers.
buyer: AcuityBrands (AYI:$3,672.70)
Acuity Brands, Inc. is a North American market leader and one of the world's leading providers of lighting solutions for both indoor and outdoor applications. Acuity Brands is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia and operates through North America, Europe, and Asia. "
target: ByteLight
ByteLight provides indoor location software for LED lighting. By leveraging existing LED lighting infrastructure, ByteLight’s software provides a low-cost way for pushing hyper-targeted digital content to shoppers and associates within a retail store.
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closed 7/29/2019 via Company Press Release

Trax Image Recognition, acquired Planorama

synopsis: Planorama, a French company that leverages cutting-edge technologies to help clients in the retail industry, match in-store reality with their expectations, has been acquired by Trax, a Singapore-based leading provider of computer vision solutions and analytics for retail.
buyer: Trax Image Recognition
Singapore-based Trax is the leading provider of computer vision solutions and analytics for retail. They enable tighter execution controls in-store and provide clients with the ability to leverage competitive insights through its in-store execution tools, market measurement and analytics services. "
target: Planorama
Headquartered in France, Planorama is leading the game in image recognition for retail. They leverage cutting-edge technologies to help clients in the retail industry, match in-store reality with their expectations, by relying on deep learning, a technique modelled on how the human brain works.
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closed 7/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

Business Insight 3, acquired Business Insight 3

synopsis: Preston-based Business Insight 3, a UK company that supplies cutting edge but proven technology to the security industry and offers a web based reporting platform for retailers that provides users with instant and relevant store metrics, has been has undergone a management buyout by director Glen Higson.
buyer: Business Insight 3
Glen Higson is the founder and Managing Director of Bi3. He has over 30 years of experience in CCTV and has worked for some of the biggest names in the security industry. "
target: Business Insight 3
Headquartered in the UK, Bi3 supplies cutting edge but proven technology to the security industry. Bi3 also has a web based reporting platform for retailers that provides users with instant and relevant store metrics on which key business decisions can be based and marketing effectiveness measured.
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closed 10/10/2017 via BusinessWire

Valassis Communications, Inc., acquired MaxPoint Interactive

synopsis: Valassis, a leader in intelligent media delivery, announced that it has completed the acquisition of MaxPoint Interactive, a leading digital marketing technology company. MaxPoint provides an industry-leading data management platform that fuels superior display advertising and in-store campaign solutions for advertising clients.
buyer parent: MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc.
buyer: Valassis Communications, Inc. (VCI:$2,081.67)
Valassis is a leader in intelligent media delivery, providing media solutions to influence consumers wherever they plan, shop, buy and share. By integrating online and offline data combined with powerful insights, Valassis targets its clients’ shoppers, offering unparalleled reach and scale. "
target: MaxPoint Interactive (MXPT:$144.42)
MaxPoint is a marketing technology company that generates hyperlocal intelligence to optimize brand and retail performance. They provide a platform for brands to connect the digital world with the physical world through hyperlocal execution, measurement, and consumer insights.
price ($mm)[EV]
$95 [$103]
rev ($mm)
$144
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.7x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/4/2013 via Company Press Release

RetailNext, acquired Nearbuy Systems

synopsis: RetailNext, Inc. announced the acquisition of Nearbuy Systems, the leading provider of location-based Wi-Fi Analytics solutions for retailers. Based in San Mateo, California, Nearbuy is the largest provider of in-store opt-in analytics, enabling retailers to enhance one-to-one engagement and personalization strategies.
buyer: RetailNext
RetailNext is the leader in Applied Big Data for brick-and-mortar retail, delivering real-time analytics that enable retailers, shopping centers, and manufacturers to collect, analyze, and visualize in-store data. "
target: Nearbuy Systems
Nearbuy Systems provides a SaaS platform that enables brick-and-mortar retailers to capitalize on the intersection of the mobile internet and the physical store. Nearbuy introduces the same level of actionable data to in-store shopping that web analytics brought to the online channel.
price ($mm)
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closed 10/12/2015 via Company Press Release

Gilbarco Veeder-Root Inc., acquired Odysii Ltd.

synopsis: Gilbarco, the worldwide technology leader for retail and commercial fueling operations, has acquired Odysii, located in Tel Aviv, Israel. Odysii pioneered an analytics and consumer messaging platform at the point of purchase designed to be integrated with the point of sale, loyalty programs, mobile phones, and other consumer applications.
buyer parent: Danaher Corporation
buyer: Gilbarco Veeder-Root Inc.
Gilbarco Veeder-Root is the worldwide technology leader for retail and commercial fueling operations. They offer the broadest range of integrated solutions from the forecourt to the convenience store and head office. "
target: Odysii Ltd.
Odysii Ltd. provides software solutions for targeted suggestive selling, in SaaS model. Odysii pioneered an analytics and consumer messaging platform at the point of purchase designed to be integrated with the point of sale (POS), loyalty programs, mobile phones, and other consumer applications.
price ($mm)
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closed 12/15/2005 via PR Newswire

RR Donnelley & Sons Company, acquired Convena, LLC

synopsis: Pay By Touch, the global leader of biometric authentication, loyalty, membership, and payment solutions, today announced it has acquired the assets and intellectual property of 7th Street Software, Inc. and Convena, LLC, two loyalty technology providers that will significantly bolster Pay By Touch's loyalty offerings.
buyer: RR Donnelley & Sons Company
Pay By Touch is the global leader in biometric authentication, personalized marketing and payment solutions. To date, patented Pay By Touch(TM) biometric services enable 3.4 million shoppers to quickly and securely access personal accounts. "
target: Convena, LLC
Convena, LLC is a loyalty technology provider.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/15/2005 via PR Newswire

RR Donnelley & Sons Company, acquired 7th Street Software, Inc.

synopsis: Pay By Touch, the global leader of biometric authentication, loyalty, membership, and payment solutions, today announced it has acquired the assets and intellectual property of 7th Street Software, Inc. and Convena, LLC, two loyalty technology providers that will significantly bolster Pay By Touch's loyalty offerings.
buyer: RR Donnelley & Sons Company
Pay By Touch is the global leader in biometric authentication, personalized marketing and payment solutions. To date, patented Pay By Touch(TM) biometric services enable 3.4 million shoppers to quickly and securely access personal accounts. "
target: 7th Street Software, Inc.
7th Street Software, Inc. is the developer of LoyaltySuite, a sophisticated, patent-pending technology that helps retailers automatically give shoppers relevant, personalized offers on the products they purchase most.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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announced 7/5/2006 via BusinessWire

TIE Holding N.V., will acquire Digital Channel

synopsis: Business-to-Business Interoperability Software Company TIE Holding N.V. listed on the EuroNext Amsterdam Stock Exchange and Digital Channel, a leading Dutch specialist in real-time web-based product information management have entered into an agreement by which TIE will acquire Digital Channel.
buyer: TIE Holding N.V.
TIE is an international B2B software company, established in 1987 and focused on Business Interoperability. TIE enables companies to do business electronically and to lower costs by synchronizing their product information and business processes with their partners in the Supply Chain. "
target: Digital Channel
A privately held company that specializes in the development and implementation of an effective total communication concept, supplying consistent up to date product and marketing information via the net throughout the Sales Channel, from vendor to participating resellers/partners to their end user.
price ($mm)
$2.68
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/27/2017 via BNC Analysis

Loyalty Company, acquired Golden Eyes

synopsis: Loyalty Company, an independent customer communication and marketing group, has acquired Golden Eyes, a provider of CRM, Business Intelligence, and multi-channel Marketing solutions for retail outlets. Golden Eye's Be-One is a CRM and marketing campaign management platform that consolidates customer data and drives multi-channel marketing actions.
buyer: Loyalty Company
Loyalty Company is an independent customer communication and marketing group. The company conceives, organises and implements fully personalised marketing and commercial strategies and action plans, in order to develop customer value. Their clients include L'Oréal, Michelin, LavAzza, and more. "
target: Golden Eyes
Golden Eyes is a provider of CRM, Business Intelligence, and multi-channel Marketing solutions for retail outlets. Golden Eye's Be-One is an innovative CRM and marketing campaign management platform. The cloud-based platform consolidates customer data and drives multi-channel marketing actions.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 5/8/2019 via PE Hub

Diversis Capital, Stage 1 Ventures, acquired PureCars

synopsis: Private equity and venture capital firms Diversis Capital, LLC, and Stage 1 Ventures, LLC has acquired PureCars from Raycom Media, one of America's largest privately owned media companies. PureCars is a leader in marketing automation and business intelligence for the automotive industry.
buyer: Diversis Capital
buyer: Stage 1 Ventures
Diversis Capital, LLC is a private equity firm that invests in lower and middle-market companies. Stage 1 Ventures is an early stage venture capital firm that is seeking to build partnerships with great entrepreneurs that are flexible and who want to build meaningful companies. "
target parent: Gray Television, Inc.
target: PureCars
PureCars is a data-driven technology company founded on providing automotive dealers with industry-leading marketing automation and services. PureCars provides marketing automation and business intelligence solutions that help dealerships drive deeper, longer term success for their business.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/25/2018 via BusinessWire

Bluecore, acquired Betaout

synopsis: Bluecore, the retail technology marketing company that more than 400 retailers rely on to launch highly personalized campaigns at scale, announced that it has acquired Betaout, a customer intelligence and marketing automation platform for ecommerce companies.
buyer: Bluecore
Bluecore is a cross-channel Retail Marketing Platform specializing in email. Bluecore’s unique ability to match customer data with real-time product updates enables brands to build intelligent, triggered campaigns that span all email programs and channels. "
target: Betaout
Betaout is a Marketing Automation solution that enables online businesses to increase conversions and personalize user engagement, using real-time user persona & intent data.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/6/2011 via BusinessWire

Ascentium Corporation, acquired Cactus Commerce

synopsis: Ascentium, one of the largest independent digital agencies in the U.S., announced that it has acquired Cactus Commerce, a leader in the enterprise digital commerce and marketing space. Cactus leverages its CommerceLive solution to enable content, community and commerce across channels.
buyer: Ascentium Corporation
Ascentium is one of the largest independent digital agencies in the U.S. It fuses inspired creative chops, technological wizardry and consultative insight to deliver unmatched user experiences and innovative business solutions. "
target: Cactus Commerce
Cactus Commerce delivers digital commerce and marketing solutions that create engaging and interactive brand experiences. Cactus leverages its CommerceLive solution to enable content, community and commerce across channels.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 12/24/2010 via PR Newswire

AutoTrader.com, Inc., acquired HomeNet Automotive

synopsis: AutoTrader.com, the Internet's leading automotive marketplace and consumer information website, announced the completion of its transaction to acquire the assets of HomeNet Automotive, a leading provider of online inventory management and merchandising solutions for the automotive retail industry.
buyer parent: Cox Enterprises Inc.
buyer: AutoTrader.com, Inc.
AutoTrader.com aggregates in a single location millions of new, used and certified pre-owned cars from thousands of auto dealers and private sellers and is a leading online resource for auto dealers, individuals and manufacturers to advertise and market their vehicles to in-market shoppers. "
target: HomeNet Automotive
HomeNet Automotive helps the automobile industry save time and sell more vehicles. It is the leading provider of inventory merchandising, management, and marketing solutions, led by its flagship product, Inventory Online (IOL) Internet Marketing Suite.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 10/17/2018 via BNC Analysis

Mazeberry merged with Ysance SA,

synopsis: Mazeberry has merged with Ysance, a French provider of data services and retail marketing platforms. Mazeberry is an advanced decision-making tool for e-commerce professionals. Mazeberry's attribution management solution empowers businesses to analyse and better understand the customer journey, enabling them to optimize their advertising campaigns.
buyer: Ysance SA
Ysance is a French provider of data services and retail marketing platforms. Their data services supports companies in their data-driven transformation. Ysance's retail marketing platform allows brands to analyze customer data and create personalized interactions across all channels. "
target: Mazeberry
Mazeberry is an advanced decision-making tool for e-commerce professionals. Mazeberry's attribution management solution empowers businesses to analyse and better understand the customer journey, enabling them to identify the strengths and weaknesses of their advertising campaigns.
price ($mm)
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Ackroo Inc.
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Beyond Commerce, Inc.
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EBITDA ($mm)
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