Like Present Plus B.V.

closed 3/10/2016 via Company Press Release

WeTransfer, acquired Present Plus B.V.

synopsis: WeTransfer announced that it has acquired digital design and innovation studio Present Plus. Established in 2010 by Damian Bradfield and WeTransfer co-founder Nalden, Present Plus focused on making tech simple and useful, and creating content worth sharing. Its award-winning work attracted clients like adidas, MR PORTER, British Airways, and Sonos.
buyer: WeTransfer
WeTransfer is a leading file sharing service, providing a uniquely creative space for people to share files. Launched in 2009 by Bas Beerens and Nalden, WeTransfer was borne out of a simple need to provide a solution for people to send large files easily. "
target: Present Plus B.V.
Established in 2010 by Damian Bradfield and WeTransfer co-founder Nalden, Present Plus focused on making tech simple and useful, and creating content worth sharing. Its award-winning work attracted clients like adidas, MR PORTER, British Airways, Sonos and Christie’s.
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closed 8/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

Big Machine Design, LLC merged with Roger,

synopsis: Roger, a creative agency that aims to set a new benchmark for multidisciplinary creative studios, has merged with Big Machine Design, a full-service production company that specializes in VFX and Design & Animation with the experience needed to navigate the most challenging multi-stakeholder projects.
buyer: Roger
Roger is a creative agency. With expanded creative firepower, Roger aims to set a new benchmark for multidisciplinary creative studios, offering the best in talent and resources for projects that require branding, design, animation, VFX, VR/AR, live-action, and content development. "
target: Big Machine Design, LLC
Big Machine Design is a full-service production company that specializes in VFX and Design & Animation with the experience needed to navigate the most challenging multi-stakeholder projects. In addition to television spots, BIG MACHINE can also deliver customized versions for social media.
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announced 8/7/2019 via BNC Analysis

Innocean Worldwide Inc., will acquire Wellcom Worldwide

synopsis: Innocean Worldwide, a global marketing & communications company, will be acquiring Wellcom, a global creative production agency. They provide creative solutions across any medium including: digital, print, photography, and video.
buyer: Innocean Worldwide Inc. (KOSE:A214320:$1,018.84)
INNOCEAN Worldwide is a global marketing & communications company. INNOCEAN has formulated and implemented global communication strategies for Hyundai Motor Group. They provide marketing solutions that transcend existing boundaries in order to be effective at every point of contact with customers. "
target: Wellcom Worldwide (ASX:WLL:$108.42)
Wellcom is a global creative production agency. They provide creative solutions across any medium including: digital, print, photography, and video. They champion efficiency while pushing for the best result, working harder and smarter to streamline the advertising process.
price ($mm)[EV]
$153 [$157]*
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$109
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$14
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1.7x
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closed 6/12/2019 via Company Press Release

Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., acquired Re:Production Limited

synopsis: Dentsu Inc. announced that its global business headquarters Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., has reached an agreement to acquire a 100% stake in Re:Production Limited (Head Office: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, UK). Re:Production delivers high-quality production solutions for TV commercials, animation and idents, and radio from its dedicated studios in Newcastle.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd.
Dentsu Aegis Network is made up of ten global network brands and supported by its specialist/multi-market brands. Dentsu Aegis Network is Innovating the Way Brands Are Built for its clients through its best-in-class expertise and capabilities in media, digital and creative communications services. "
target: Re:Production Limited
Founded in 2010, Re:Production delivers high-quality production solutions for TV commercials, animation and idents, and radio from its dedicated studios in Newcastle. The agency works with leading directors to create award-winning productions for advertising agencies and brands across the UK.
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closed 2/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

KeyHolder, Inc., acquired Foolenlarge

synopsis: KeyHolder, a Japanese company engaged in the amusement, real estate, and commercial facility construction businesses, has acquired Foolenlarge, a video production company in Japan. Foolenlarge is involved with the planning and production of TV shows, movies, dramas, commercials, and music videos.
buyer: KeyHolder, Inc. (JASDAQ:4712:$117.42)
KeyHolder is a Japanese company engaged in the amusement, real estate, and commercial facility construction businesses. Through its subsidiaries the company operates a real estate sales business, a live music club, produces TV programs, and produces live entertainment. "
target: Foolenlarge
Founded in 2008, Foolenlarge is a video production company in Japan. Foolenlarge is involved with the planning and production of TV shows, movies, dramas, commercials, and music videos.
price ($mm)
$9.00
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$8
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1.1x
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closed 9/12/2018 via BNC Analysis

Psyop, acquired Content & Co.

synopsis: Psyop, the multi-award-winning agency celebrated for its groundbreaking work in animation, design, and live-action production, announces that it has acquired Content & Co, an ever-expanding modern media studio that produces content that elevates the power of a brand.
buyer: Psyop
Psyop is a creative content studio with a simple mission: Persuade, Change and Influence audiences by crafting content that viewers seek out and share. Celebrated for work that has earned Emmys, Lions, and Annies, Psyop specializes in telling stories and designing with meaning for any medium. "
target: Content & Co.
Content & Co is an ever-expanding modern media studio that produces content that elevates the power of a brand. As an end-to-end solution for marketers, Content & Co combines creative, multi-channel distribution and reporting to produce unforgettable brand-authored content.
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closed 4/11/2018 via BNC Analysis

M&C Saatchi plc, acquired Scarecrow Communications Ltd.

synopsis: M&C Saatchi, the world's largest independent advertising network, has acquired Scarecrow Communications, a creative agency in India. Scarecrow Communications has created advertising campaigns and short films for over 50 brands. Their client list includes Viacom 18, Capital First, Zee Learn, Alcon Novartis, Radio City, Anchor Panasonic, and more.
buyer: M&C Saatchi plc (AIM:SAA:$438.72)
Founded in 1995, M&C Saatchi is the world's largest independent advertising network. Powered by its philosophy - Brutal Simplicity of Thought, it comprises of 27 agencies in the Americas, Europe, Africa, Middle East and Australasia and 8 specialist companies. "
target: Scarecrow Communications Ltd.
Scarecrow Communications Ltd. is a creative agency in India. The company has created advertising campaigns and short films for over 50 brands. Their client list includes Viacom 18, Capital First, Emami, Zee Learn, Alcon Novartis, Radio City, arthimpact, Anchor Panasonic, Reliance Capital and more.
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announced 2/14/2018 via BNC Analysis

Dentsu Aegis Network Poland, will acquire Propeller Film Sp. z o.o.

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis Network Poland is to acquire Propeller Film, a production house/film studio based in Warsaw, Poland. They specialize in advertising and television film production as well as photo production.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Dentsu Aegis Network Poland
As part of Dentsu Inc., Dentsu Aegis Network is the first truly global communications network for the digital age. Dentsu Aegis Network Poland is based out of Warsaw, Poland. "
target: Propeller Film Sp. z o.o.
Propeller Film is production house/film studio based in Warsaw, Poland. They specialize in advertising and television film production as well as photo production.
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closed 1/10/2018 via BNC Analysis

The Savvy Group, LLC, acquired Fresh Media Group

synopsis: The Savvy Group, a marketing and media advertising agency based in Pittsburgh, has acquired Fresh Media Group, an advertising agency. Fresh media specializes in video production, editing, website development and digital and social media marketing. They also specialize in Aerial HD Video and Photography, strategic planning and research.
buyer: The Savvy Group, LLC
The Savvy Group is a marketing and media advertising agency. Savvy provides comprehensive campaign development, strategic marketing plans, media planning and buying, research, public relations/media outreach and special events services. "
target: Fresh Media Group
Fresh Media Group is an advertising agency that specializes in video production, editing, website development and digital and social media marketing. They also specialize in Aerial HD Video and Photography, graphic design, media buying management, strategic planning and research.
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closed 12/14/2017 via Company Press Release

Innocean Worldwide Inc., acquired David And Goliath LLC

synopsis: Innocean Worldwide a global marketing & communications company, has acquired David & Goliath, a full-service creative agency. David & Goliath creates breakthrough ideas for TV, print, digital, social, out-of-home, radio, Hispanic market, experiential, graphic design, collateral, web development, branded merchandise, and product innovation.
buyer: Innocean Worldwide Inc. (KOSE:A214320:$1,018.84)
INNOCEAN Worldwide is a global marketing & communications company. INNOCEAN has formulated and implemented global communication strategies for Hyundai Motor Group. They provide marketing solutions that transcend existing boundaries in order to be effective at every point of contact with customers. "
target: David And Goliath LLC
David & Goliath is a full-service creative agency ready to take on Goliath marketing challenges. They create breakthrough ideas for TV, print, digital, social, out-of-home, radio, Hispanic market, experiential, graphic design, collateral, web development, branded merchandise, and product innovation.
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closed 8/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

Bareface, acquired Invisible Artists Pty Ltd

synopsis: Bareface, the Modern Advertising Agency, has acquired Invisible Artists, a production studio that creates motion design & animation content for leading brands. Invisible Artists creates strategically-led digital campaigns, online destinations, native content, and innovative experiences to drive trade & consumer engagement and awareness.
buyer: Bareface
Bareface is the Modern Advertising Agency. Bareface connects people to products and services, achieving the brand clarity, consistency, and authenticity that turns consumers into customers. The company offers advertising, digital marketing, and social media marketing services. "
target: Invisible Artists Pty Ltd
Invisible Artists is a production studio that creates motion design & animation content for leading brands. They create strategically-led digital campaigns, online destinations, native content, and innovative experiences to drive trade & consumer engagement and awareness.
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closed 8/10/2017 via PR Newswire

Frontenac Company LLC, acquired Industrial Color Brands

synopsis: Stone Canyon Industries, a global industrial holding company, announced that it has sold Industrial Color Brands to Frontenac, a Chicago-based private equity firm. Industrial Color Brands partners with top brands, agencies, and creative professionals, providing a full range of essential production services.
buyer: Frontenac Company LLC
Frontenac is a leading private equity firm, based in Chicago. The firm focuses on investing in lower middle market buyout transactions in the consumer, industrial, and services industries. "
target parent: Stone Canyon Industries
target: Industrial Color Brands
Industrial Color Brands partners with top brands, agencies, and creative professionals, providing a full range of essential production services. They led the industry through a culture of innovation, bringing state-of-the-art digital production and post-production solutions to their clients.
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closed 5/31/2017 via BNC Analysis

Fat Lemon Productions Limited, acquired Fat Lemon Productions Limited

synopsis: The founders of production company Fat Lemon have completed a management buy-out from the Jamie Oliver Group. Fat Lemon produces commercials and content that are foodie, filmic and wildly creative.
buyer: Fat Lemon Productions Limited
Fat Lemon are a young company producing commercials and content that are foodie, filmic and wildly creative. Their directing roster is one of high production values, real integrity and an affinity for a lightness of touch. "
target parent: The Jamie Oliver Group
target: Fat Lemon Productions Limited
Fat Lemon are a young company producing commercials and content that are foodie, filmic and wildly creative. Their directing roster is one of high production values, real integrity and an affinity for a lightness of touch.
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closed 5/11/2017 via BNC Analysis

Candee, Inc., acquired Apollo Productions Inc.

synopsis: Candee, Inc. a company that has designed and produced advertisements for a variety of companys such as Starbucks and Panasonic, has acquired Apollo Productions Inc. Apollo Productions creates TV commercials, infomercials, storefront promotional videos, and online promotional videos. They also offer live streaming services.
buyer: Candee, Inc.
Candee Inc. offers online video production, talent management, and advertising services. They have designed and produced advertisements for a variety of companys, including Starbucks, Panasonic, Universal Pictures, LiveUp!, Le Cordon Bleu Japan, and more. "
target: Apollo Productions Inc.
Apollo Productions plans and produces advertisement videos for businesses. They create TV commercials, infomercials, storefront promotional videos, and online promotional videos. They also offer live streaming services. They handle over 500 live broadcasts per month.
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closed 4/12/2017 via BNC Analysis

Cambodia Broadcasting Services Co., Ltd., acquired Legend Tiger Investment Co Ltd.

synopsis: Cambodia Broadcasting Service (CBS), a subsidiary of business tycoon Kith Meng’s Royal Group, has finalised its acquisition of TV advertising company Legend Tiger Investment Co Ltd, creating Cambodia’s largest and best equipped television advertising production facility.
buyer parent: The Royal Group of Companies
buyer: Cambodia Broadcasting Services Co., Ltd.
In over a decade the Cambodian Broadcasting Service (CBS) has been the benchmark of innovation in Cambodian television. CBS owns and operates three of Cambodia's biggest entertainment and news channels – CTN, CNC and MyTV. "
target: Legend Tiger Investment Co Ltd.
Legend Tiger is a Cambodian television advertising studio. They are a full service production facility that carefully plans every step of the film process.
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announced 1/5/2017 via BNC Analysis

Weidenhammer Systems Corporation, will acquire Shufflebox Productions, LLC

synopsis: Weidenhammer, a provider of strategy, marketing, and technology solutions that focuses on transforming businesses, announced that they reached an agreement to acquire Shufflebox Productions, LLC., an industry-leading video production company located in Kutztown, PA.
buyer: Weidenhammer Systems Corporation
Weidenhammer Systems Corporation is a provider of information technology solutions for the commercial and education marketplace. Services include: consulting, software development, infrastructure solutions, managed services and cloud solutions, as well as school district administrative solutions. "
target: Shufflebox Productions, LLC
Founded in 2010, Shufflebox is the trusted video production company for a variety of regional and national brands including Men’s Health, eBay Enterprises, Toys R Us, JustBorn, QVC and more. Shufflebox provides services everywhere and anywhere a production needs to be created.
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closed 9/14/2016 via Company Press Release

Octagon, acquired Milkmoney

synopsis: Octagon, a part of the Interpublic Group, has acquired a majority stake in one of APAC’s leading branded entertainment and content production companies, Milkmoney. Milkmoney is a full service production company specialising in branded entertainment – creating stories that connect the audience emotionally to brands.
buyer parent: Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
buyer: Octagon
Octagon is the world’s largest sponsorship consulting practice and a pioneer and leader in athlete and personality representation and management. They work with hundreds of blue-chip corporate clients, more than 800 Athletes & Personalities clients, and manage more than 5,000 events per year. "
target: Milkmoney
Milkmoney is a full service production company specialising in branded entertainment – creating stories that connect the audience emotionally to brands.
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closed 8/24/2016 via BNC Analysis

The Gate Films, acquired The Gate Films

synopsis: The Gate Films, an award-winning commercial production company, has undergone a management buyout. Formed in 1996, the Manchester-based company has spent the past two decades creating TV commercials, online content and short films for creative agencies as well as home-grown start-ups. Serena Fylan is becoming managing director.
buyer: The Gate Films
The Gate Films is an award-winning commercial production company. Formed in 1996, the Manchester-based company has spent the past two decades creating TV commercials, online content and short films for creative agencies as well as home-grown start-ups. "
target: The Gate Films
The Gate Films is an award-winning commercial production company. Formed in 1996, the Manchester-based company has spent the past two decades creating TV commercials, online content and short films for creative agencies as well as home-grown start-ups.
price ($mm)
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$9
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announced 7/12/2016 via BNC Analysis

TYO Productions Inc will be merged with AOI Advertising Promotion, Inc.,

synopsis: Aoi Pro. and TYO, Japan's second- and third-largest TV commercial production companies, will combine operations as they seek to better compete in a changing advertising industry.
buyer: AOI Advertising Promotion, Inc.
AOI Pro. Inc. is an all encompassing communications production company whose core business continues to be commercial film production. Garnering numerous international and domestic awards, AOI Pro. has gained a high reputation as a leader in the Japanese advertising and entertainment industries. "
target: TYO Productions Inc
TYO Inc. engages in the planning and production of advertising contents for television commercials and interactive advertising on websites. It operates through the following business segments: Television Commercial, Marketing and Communication, and Other.
price ($mm)[EV]
$118 [$114]
rev ($mm)
$291
EBITDA ($mm)
$18
EV / rev
0.4x
EV / EBITDA
6.5x
closed 6/15/2016 via BNC Analysis

The Marketing Group Plc, acquired Nice & Polite

synopsis: The Marketing Group plc, an acquisition vehicle with the purpose of gathering successful marketing businesses under one roof, has acquired Nice & Polite. Nice & Polite is a creative content agency based in the UK. Right from the get go, it has been a well-respected competitor in this particular field, achieving a fair level of success.
buyer: The Marketing Group Plc (OM:TMG:$32.91)
A world leader in the field of innovative marketing, The Marketing Group plc allows global brands to reach their target audience and communicate their message through true expert resources. "
target: Nice & Polite
Nice & Polite, based in the UK, is a creative content agency. Right from the get go, it has been a well-respected competitor in this particular field, achieving a fair level of success. It provides full in-house service production from anything film or TV related all the way to album artworks.
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closed 3/10/2016 via Company Press Release

WeTransfer, acquired Present Plus B.V.

synopsis: WeTransfer announced that it has acquired digital design and innovation studio Present Plus. Established in 2010 by Damian Bradfield and WeTransfer co-founder Nalden, Present Plus focused on making tech simple and useful, and creating content worth sharing. Its award-winning work attracted clients like adidas, MR PORTER, British Airways, and Sonos.
buyer: WeTransfer
WeTransfer is a leading file sharing service, providing a uniquely creative space for people to share files. Launched in 2009 by Bas Beerens and Nalden, WeTransfer was borne out of a simple need to provide a solution for people to send large files easily. "
target: Present Plus B.V.
Established in 2010 by Damian Bradfield and WeTransfer co-founder Nalden, Present Plus focused on making tech simple and useful, and creating content worth sharing. Its award-winning work attracted clients like adidas, MR PORTER, British Airways, Sonos and Christie’s.
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closed 8/22/2018 via BNC Analysis

WeTransfer, acquired FiftyThree

synopsis: FiftyThree, the app developer of the popular iOS sketching app Paper, has had its assets acquired by WeTransfer, a cloud-based file transfer company. The deal includes FiftyThree’s entire patent portfolio, assets, and the executive team, which will remain on board. The company itself will be phased out.
buyer: WeTransfer
WeTransfer is the simplest way to send files around the world. 40 million users send more than one billion files every month via the platform. Founded in 2009, their team is based in the Netherlands and the US. "
target: FiftyThree
FiftyThree builds tools that make ideas better. They are the makers of Paper, the fast and beautiful productivity app for getting ideas down, and Paste the fastest way for teams to gather, organize, and share their ideas.
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closed 3/10/2016 via Company Press Release

WeTransfer, acquired Present Plus B.V.

synopsis: WeTransfer announced that it has acquired digital design and innovation studio Present Plus. Established in 2010 by Damian Bradfield and WeTransfer co-founder Nalden, Present Plus focused on making tech simple and useful, and creating content worth sharing. Its award-winning work attracted clients like adidas, MR PORTER, British Airways, and Sonos.
buyer: WeTransfer
WeTransfer is a leading file sharing service, providing a uniquely creative space for people to share files. Launched in 2009 by Bas Beerens and Nalden, WeTransfer was borne out of a simple need to provide a solution for people to send large files easily. "
target: Present Plus B.V.
Established in 2010 by Damian Bradfield and WeTransfer co-founder Nalden, Present Plus focused on making tech simple and useful, and creating content worth sharing. Its award-winning work attracted clients like adidas, MR PORTER, British Airways, Sonos and Christie’s.
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closed 5/22/2006 via BusinessWire

Tudor Investment Corp., purchased a minority stake in BigString Corporation

synopsis: BigString Corporation - whose patent-pending technology permits sending recallable, erasable, non-printing and self-destructing emails - announced that it has closed a $2 million round of financing by Tudor Investment Corporation and its affiliates.
buyer: Tudor Investment Corp.
Founded: 1980, Total Capital: $510 Million. Tudor Investment Corporation serves as Manager to the Tudor Private Equity Fund, L.P. and Tudor Ventures II, L.P. "
target: BigString Corporation
BigString Corporation is a provider of user-controllable email services. In addition to permitting users to send recallable, erasable and self-destructing emails, BigString's patent-pending technology allows emails and pictures to be rendered non-printable or non-savable.
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closed 9/12/2013 via BusinessWire

Genband, acquired fring

synopsis: GENBAND, a developer of multimedia and cloud communications solutions, announced it has acquired fring’s Over-the-Top mobile IP communications service, which works across all major smartphone platforms. The acquisition of the fring consumer multimedia IP communications solutions expands GENBAND’s cloud portfolio for the consumer market.
buyer: Genband
GENBAND is a global leader in smart networking solutions for service providers and enterprises in more than 80 countries. From the Core to the Edge to the Experience™, the company’s technology seamlessly evolves IP networks to new levels in scalability, security, profitability and efficiency. "
target: fring
fring is the groundbreaking mobile communication service that gives users internet-rich communication from their mobile phones. fring members make FREE group video calls, video calls, voice calls, live chat to other fringsters and to friends on other social networks.
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closed 12/7/2016 via BNC Analysis

Docker, acquired Infinit

synopsis: Docker, an open platform for developers and system administrators to build, ship and run distributed applications, has acquired Infinit, a file storage and sharing company created in 2012 with the vision of combining technology and design to allow anyone to send any file (photos, videos or else), of any size, to anyone, on any device.
buyer: Docker
Docker, Inc. is the company behind the Docker open source platform, and is the chief sponsor of the Docker ecosystem. Docker is an open platform for developers and system administrators to build, ship and run distributed applications. "
target: Infinit
Infinit is a file storage and sharing company created in 2012 with the vision of combining technology and design to allow anyone to send any file (photos, videos or else), of any size, to anyone, on any device.
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closed 9/25/2013 via BNC Analysis

Automattic Inc., acquired Cloudup

synopsis: Automattic, the parent company of WordPress.com, has acquired file-sharing service Cloudup, an offshoot of ed-tech company LearnBoost. Cloudup is a fast sharing platform that allows to drag and drop images easily, share to social media, auto-upload screenshots, and instantly share videos.
buyer: Automattic Inc.
Automattic is the company behind WordPress.com, the simplest, most secure way to start web-publishing immediately on the open source WordPress platform. They also make Jetpack for WordPress, which bundles a number of social improvements to the WordPress core software as a single plugin. "
target: Cloudup
Cloudup, whose beta had come out in June 2013, is designed to make file sharing as simple as humans can imagine. Cloudup is a fast sharing platform that allows to drag and drop images easily, share to social media, auto-upload screenshots, and instantly share videos.
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closed 6/5/2014 via BNC Analysis

Dropbox, Inc., acquired Droptalk

synopsis: Dropbox has acquired Droptalk, which has developed a tool that allows people to share links privately with friends via a Chrome extension. The tool also integrated with a user's cloud storage, so they could see in real time, what updates were being in a shared folder.
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: Droptalk
Droptalk is the developer of a tool that allows users to share links privately with friends via a Google Chrome extension, iOS and Android applications. The tool also integrated with a user's cloud storage, so they could see in real time, what updates were being in a shared folder.
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closed 12/3/2012 via BusinessWire

Perion Network Ltd., acquired SweetIM Technologies Ltd.

synopsis: Perion Network Ltd. announced that it has closed its previously announced acquisition of SweetIM (a.k.a. “SweetPacks”), a consumer internet company that produces a variety of free, fun and safe apps for everyday use.
buyer: Perion Network Ltd. (PERI:$273.65)
Perion Network, Ltd. is a global internet consumer software company that develops applications to make the online experience of its users simple, safe and enjoyable. Perion’s two main award winning consumer brands are: IncrediMail and Smilebox. "
target: SweetIM Technologies Ltd.
SweetIM is passionate about innovating & developing content technologies and constantly looking for new cool ways for people to enjoy expressing themselves. Its software enhances messenger in fun and creative ways by adding Emoticons, Winks, Audibles, Display Pictures, Nudges and Games.
price ($mm)
$26
rev ($mm)
$30
EBITDA ($mm)
$9
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1.4x
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4.5x
announced 6/4/2012 via Reuters

Google Inc., will acquire Meebo

synopsis: The world's biggest search engine, Google Inc, will buy Meebo Inc, a startup that helps online publishers connect their websites with social network sites. Meebo is a consumer internet company focused on driving user engagement across the web, reaching approximately half of the U.S. internet population.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$166,677.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. "
target: Meebo
Meebo is a consumer internet company focused on driving user engagement across the web. Their flagship product, the Meebo Bar, provides publishers and advertisers a surprisingly simple way to organically weave content engagement and brand experiences into the consumer’s web experience.
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$100
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closed 10/14/2011 via PR Newswire

Microsoft Corporation, acquired Skype Technologies SA

synopsis: Microsoft Corp. has closed its acquisition of Skype Global S.a r.l. Skype is the leading Internet communications company. With an Internet-connected device, families, friends and colleagues can get together for free with messaging, voice and video using Skype.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$138,699.00)
Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Microsoft develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a range of software products and services for various computing devices worldwide. "
target parent: Silver Lake Partners
target: Skype Technologies SA
Skype is a communications platform provider whose purpose is to break down barriers to communication. With an Internet-connected device, families, friends and colleagues can get together for free with messaging, voice and video.
price ($mm)[EV]
$8,600 [$9,182]
rev ($mm)
$860
EBITDA ($mm)
$193
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announced 4/28/2010 via BusinessWire

Digital Sky Technologies Limited, will acquire ICQ, LLC

synopsis: AOL Inc and Digital Sky Technologies Limited (DST), the largest Internet company in the Russian-speaking and Eastern European markets, announced that they have reached an agreement for DST to acquire ICQ – the leading instant messaging service in Russia and a number of other international markets – for $187.5 million.
buyer: Digital Sky Technologies Limited
Digital Sky Technologies Limited, (DST) is a leading global Internet holding company that originated in the Russian speaking world. It is estimated that DST's companies comprise well over 70% of all pageviews in the Russian speaking Internet. "
target parent: AOL LLC
target: ICQ, LLC
ICQ provides Instant Messaging (IM) and is a Cross-Platform Communication Center (CPCC). The company’s instant messaging software, enhanced communication features and services are available in 16 languages.
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$188
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closed 11/19/2009 via BusinessWire

A Consortium of 4 buyers acquired Skype Technologies SA

synopsis: eBay Inc. announced that it has successfully completed the previously announced sale of its Skype communications unit. The buyer, who will control an approximately 70 percent stake, is an investor group led by Silver Lake and includes Joltid Limited and certain affiliated parties, the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Andreessen Horowitz.
buyer: Silver Lake Partners
buyer: Andreessen Horowitz
buyer: Index Ventures
buyer: CPP Investment Board
Silver Lake is the leading private equity firm focused on large-scale investing in technology. Silver Lake's ability to source and structure large-scale, private equity transactions and add value to portfolio companies is unmatched by other private equity firms investing in the technology industry. "
target parent: eBay
target: Skype Technologies SA
Skype, the Global Internet Communications Company, allows people everywhere to make free, unlimited, superior quality voice calls via its award-winning innovative peer-to-peer software for Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, and Pocket PC platforms.
price ($mm)
$2,025*
rev ($mm)
$612
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
4.7x
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/14/2005 via BusinessWire

eBay, acquired Skype Technologies SA

synopsis: eBay has completed its previously announced acquisition of Skype, a communications platform provider whose purpose is to break down barriers to communication. With an Internet-connected device, families, friends and colleagues can get together for free with messaging, voice and video using Skype.
buyer: eBay (EBAY:$10,761.00)
eBay pioneers communities built on commerce, sustained by trust and inspired by opportunity. eBay enables e-commerce on a local, national and international basis with an array of websites that bring together millions of buyers and sellers every day. "
target: Skype Technologies SA
Skype, the Global Internet Communications Company, allows people everywhere to make free, unlimited, superior quality voice calls via its award-winning innovative peer-to-peer software for Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, and Pocket PC platforms.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2,567 [$2,546]
rev ($mm)
$30
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
128.5x
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/8/2017 via BNC Analysis

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., acquired Perch

synopsis: Perch, the makers of home monitoring software that repurposes old smartphones into security cameras, has announced that Samsung Electronics has acquired it. Perch’s whole team will join Samsung to help them in developing “next-generation IoT products.” Perch repurposes old smartphones, tablets, and webcams into home monitoring devices.
buyer: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (KOSE:A005930:$216,088.25)
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies, redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, cameras, digital appliances, printers, medical equipment, network systems, and semiconductor and LED solutions. "
target: Perch
Perch takes devices -- laptops, tablets, webcams, and phones -- and turns them into a simple home monitoring service. Users can get started in a few minutes by downloading an app or visiting the Perch website. While it's free and accessible, Perch also delivers advanced video capabilities.
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closed 4/10/2013 via BNC Analysis

3CX Ltd., acquired LazyDroid

synopsis: 3CX Ltd., developer of the award-winning Windows VoIP PBX 3CX Phone System and 3CX Mobile Device Manager, acquired LazyDroid, a popular remote desktop application for Android which makes it easier for users to access their files, documents, photos, camera, etc. 3CX has rebranded LazyDroid to 3CX Remote Android Desktop.
buyer: 3CX Ltd.
3CX is the developer of 3CX Phone System, an open standard unified communications platform for Windows that works with standard SIP phones and replaces any proprietary PBX. "
target: LazyDroid
LazyDroid is a popular remote desktop application for Android which makes it easier for users to access their files, documents, photos, camera, and allows them to make calls, text messages, and view the system logs of the device directly from within their web browser.
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announced 10/20/2010 via Market Wire

Paltalk, will acquire Videoconference LLC

synopsis: Paltalk, the leading real-time, video-based community with more than four million active members, announced is acquiring videoconference.com which provides flash based videoconferencing technology.
buyer: Paltalk
Paltalk is the premier provider of software and technology for real-time, rich media, interactive social networking. The Paltalk platform powers the largest collection of video-based communities and has continued to grow since it was launched in 1998. "
target: Videoconference LLC
Videoconference allows you to easily see, hear, and chat with people all over the world through a web page. Webcam users can broadcast streaming audio and video. No camera is required to see and hear people.
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closed 4/7/2020 via BNC Analysis

j2 Global, Inc., acquired SRFax

synopsis: j2 Global, Inc. is a leading Internet information and services company, has acquired the assets of SRFax, a Canadian-based company offering Internet fax service to clients across North America. SRFax gives users the convenience of mobility by using email to send and receive faxes.
buyer: j2 Global, Inc. (JCOM:$1,372.05)
j2 Global, Inc. is a leading Internet information and services company consisting of a portfolio of brands including IGN, Mashable, Speedtest, PCMag, Offers.com, Everyday Health and What To Expect in its Digital Media segment and eFax, Vipre, KeepItSafe and Livedrive in its Cloud Services segment. "
target: SRFax
SRFax is a Canadian-based company offering Internet fax service to clients across North America. SRFax gives users the convenience of mobility by using email to send and receive faxes. They offer Email to Fax, Fax to Email, Online Faxing and an excellent Internet Fax API.
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announced 6/3/2014 via PR Newswire

LivePerson, Inc., will acquire synchronite GmbH

synopsis: LivePerson, Inc., a leading provider of live digital engagement solutions, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Germany-based startup, Synchronite LLC, a leading provider of co-browsing technology. With synchronite users can share what they currently see in the browser with their peers.
buyer: LivePerson, Inc. (LPSN:$233.78)
LivePerson offers a cloud-based platform that enables businesses to proactively connect in real-time with their customers via chat, voice, and content delivery at the right time, through the right channel, including websites, social media, and mobile devices. "
target: synchronite GmbH
synchronite is a new software application that revolutionizes the way users interact on the Web every day. With synchronite users can share what they currently see in the browser with their peers. All user actions are displayed in the other linked browsers—instantly and in real-time.
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closed 11/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Buffered VPN merged with Encrypt.me,

synopsis: Encrypt.me, a popular VPN service, has announced that it will be merging with Buffered VPN. Encrypt.me is part of the J2 Global family. Buffered VPN is a fast growing personal VPN service provider enabling users from around the world to safely and anonymously browse the web.
buyer parent: j2 Global, Inc.
buyer: Encrypt.me
Encrypt.me is a popular VPN service that helps their users stay secure. Encrypt.me offers an easy-to-use app that automatically detects unsafe connections and secures them. Encrypt.me enables users to stay safe and keep their personal information secure online when they're using public Wi-Fi. "
target: Buffered VPN
Buffered VPN is a fast growing personal VPN service provider enabling users from around the world to safely and anonymously browse the web. With servers in over 30 countries, Buffered VPN is able to provide their users with unfettered access to international websites from anywhere in the world.
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closed 2/1/2019 via PR Web

My Private Network VPN merged with Le VPN,

synopsis: My Private Network has merged with Le VPN, a leading global provider of Virtual Private Network and SmartDNS services. My Private Network is a company in Hong Kong that provides subscription based virtual private network (VPN) services. My Private Network offers users a safe, secure, private internet connection via their servers in 44 countries.
buyer: Le VPN
Le VPN is a leading global provider of Virtual Private Network and SmartDNS services. Le VPN operates servers in 114 countries around the world and offers easy-to-use desktop and mobile apps. Le VPN helps their users to remain anonymous and protects their internet privacy. "
target: My Private Network VPN
My Private Network is a company in Hong Kong that provides subscription based virtual private network (VPN) services. My Private Network offers users a safe, secure, private internet connection via their servers in 44 countries across the globe.
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closed 5/6/2015 via PR Newswire

AVG Technologies, acquired Privax Limited

synopsis: AVG® Technologies N.V., the online security company™ for more than 200 million monthly active users, announced the acquisition of Privax, a leading global provider of desktop and mobile privacy services for consumers. Privax's main consumer facing product is HideMyAss!, a provider of services for online privacy and security market.
buyer: AVG Technologies (AVG:$430.61)
AVG is the online security company providing leading software and services to secure devices, data and people. AVG's award winning technology is delivered to over 200 million monthly active users world-wide. "
target: Privax Limited
Privax is a company based in Soho, London, UK, established to hold and develop brands focussed on the internet privacy and security market. Privax's main consumer facing product is HideMyAss!, which provides free and paid services for the online privacy, security and anonymity market.
price ($mm)
$40
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/23/2019 via BNC Analysis

MediaLab, acquired Kik Interactive, Inc.

synopsis: Kik Messenger, an app developed by Kik Interactive, has officially been acquired by US-based holding company MediaLab. Kik Messenger is an instant messaging application for phones. Kik Messenger helps users to connect with friends via real-time messaging.
buyer: MediaLab
MediaLab is a Santa Monica-based holding company that was founded in 2018. It holds a number of internet brands including the Whisper, an online platform where people share thoughts and feelings anonymously, and DatPiff, a launchpad for hip hop artists. "
target: Kik Interactive, Inc.
Kik Interactive, Inc. develops Kik Messenger, an instant messaging application for phones. Kik Messenger helps users to connect with friends via real-time messaging. Kik Messenger lets users stay in touch with all of their friends, no matter what device is being used.
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Kakao
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Nepro Japan Co. Ltd.
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Twitter, Inc.
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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Kape Technologies plc
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$4.16
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Amino Technologies plc
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EBITDA ($mm)
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