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closed 6/10/2018 via PR Newswire

Microsoft Corporation, acquired Playground Games

synopsis: Microsoft announced it has acquired Playground Games, a British video game developer known for developing the Forza Horizon series. Forza is a series of racing video games for Xbox consoles and Microsoft Windows published by Microsoft Studios.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$143,015.00)
Microsoft is the leading software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services. They offer Business Software, Design Tools, Developer Tools, Home & Educational Software, Tablets, Search, Advertising, Cloud Computing and more. "
target: Playground Games
Playground Games Limited is a British video game developer located in Royal Leamington Spa, England, United Kingdom. It is known for developing the Forza Horizon series. Forza is a series of racing video games for Xbox consoles and Microsoft Windows published by Microsoft Studios.
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closed 11/29/2019 via PR Newswire

Codemasters, acquired Slightly Mad Studios

synopsis: Codemasters, an award-winning British video game developer and publisher with over 30 years of heritage, has acquired Slightly Mad Studios, UK's racing simulation specialist and the team behind the critically acclaimed GTR series, Need For Speed Shift & Shift 2 Unleashed.
buyer parent: Balderton Capital
buyer: Codemasters (AIM:CDM:$92.68)
Codemasters is an award-winning British video game developer and publisher with over 30 years of heritage. The company specializes in high quality racing games including DiRT, GRID and the BAFTA award-winning official F1 series of videogames. "
target: Slightly Mad Studios
Slightly Mad Studios is UK's racing simulation specialist. It is the team behind the critically acclaimed GTR series, Need For Speed Shift & Shift 2 Unleashed. It has over 10 years of pedigree in racing games, and Project CARS represents the culmination of all that experience and heritage.
price ($mm)
$30
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$9
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20.8x
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closed 10/3/2018 via gamesindustry.biz

Bigben Interactive SA, acquired Kylotonn SAS

synopsis: Bigben Interactive, a European video game publisher, has acquired Kylotonn, a French video game development studio that specializes in racing games. Kylotonn has developed over 25 titles that are distributed by major publishers. Their portfolio of games include WRC, TT Isle of Man, V-Rally 4, Motorcycle Club, Truck Racer, and more.
buyer: Bigben Interactive SA (ENXTPA:BIG:$273.54)
France-based Bigben Interactive is a European player in video game publishing, in design and distribution of smartphone and gaming accessories as well as in audio products. Bigben is recognized for its capacities in terms of innovation and creativity. "
target: Kylotonn SAS
Kylotonn is a French video game development studio that specializes in racing games. Kylotonn has developed over 25 titles that are distributed by major publishers. Their portfolio of games include WRC, TT Isle of Man, V-Rally 4, Motorcycle Club, Truck Racer, and Flatout 4: Total Insanity.
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announced 8/9/2017 via Market Wire

Millennial Esports Corp., will acquire Eden Games

synopsis: Millennial Esports Corp. is pleased to announce it has entered into a share purchase agreement to acquire an approximate 82.5% majority interest of Eden Games, a French based publisher of racing video games.
buyer: Millennial Esports Corp. (TSXV:GAME:$3.36)
Millennial Esports owns and operates "thE Arena", Las Vegas' first permanent Esports Arena and studio. The Company operates millennialesports.gg, an Esports platform and online community, which provides gamers with a variety of online competitions, leagues and ladders. "
target: Eden Games
Eden Games was founded in Lyon, France in 1998, to develop one of the most successful game franchises on PlayStation systems: V-Rally. In 2000, the studio expanded its racing expertise with the development of Need For Speed: Porsche for EA.
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closed 8/15/2012 via Company Press Release

NaturalMotion Games Ltd, acquired Boss Alien

synopsis: NaturalMotion, a leading developer and publisher of high-end mobile social games, announced that it has acquired Boss Alien Ltd, a games development company based in Brighton, England. Boss Alien’s Brighton base will be NaturalMotion’s fourth studio location, joining Oxford, London and San Francisco.
buyer: NaturalMotion Games Ltd
NaturalMotion Games Ltd. is a leading games and technology company based in Oxford, London and San Francisco. With over 30 million downloads of their games to date, it is one of the fastest growing social mobile publishers on iOS and Android. "
target: Boss Alien
Boss Alien Ltd is a games development company based in Brighton, England. Its racing game, CSR Racing is the worldwide chart-topping hit on iOS. Since its launch, CSR Racing has become the #1 Top Grossing App in the USA, UK and dozens of other countries.
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closed 5/17/2011 via BusinessWire

Net Element, Inc., acquired vDream Inc.

synopsis: Net Element, a publisher of digital destinations and Internet services provider, announced that it has acquired vDream Inc., a privately held social gaming company based in Oakland, CA. vDream offers car enthusiasts a unique application to build, customize and race their own cars within a competitive social community.
buyer: Net Element, Inc. (NETE:$45.96)
Net Element is a publisher of digital destinations and services provider powered by a rich video services platform for commerce, HD and 3D formats. The platform supports a network of content-driven, vertically focused applications for consumer, professional and business marketplaces. "
target: vDream Inc.
vDream Inc. is a privately held social gaming company based in Oakland, CA. It offers car enthusiasts a unique application to build, customize and race their own cars within a competitive social community. vDream is accessible through such sites as Facebook, MySpace and Bebo.
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closed 9/26/2007 via BusinessWire

Activision, Inc., acquired Bizarre Creations

synopsis: Activision, Inc. has acquired U.K.-based video game developer Bizarre Creations, one of the world’s premier video game developers and a leader in the racing category, a $1.4 billion market that is the fourth most popular video game genre and represents more than 10% of the total video game market worldwide.
buyer: Activision, Inc. (:$0.00)
Activision, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products. Founded in 1979, Activision posted net revenues of $1.5 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2007. Activision has more than 2,000 employees worldwide. "
target: Bizarre Creations
Bizarre Creations is an independent developer, famed for such franchises as Formula 1, Fur Fighters, Geometry Wars, Project Gotham Racing and The Club. Bizarre prides itself on providing high-quality next-generation gaming experiences that excel in gameplay, graphics, audio and technology.
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closed 9/28/2006 via BusinessWire

Buena Vista Games, Inc., acquired Climax Racing

synopsis: Buena Vista Games, Inc., the interactive entertainment affiliate of The Walt Disney Company announced the acquisition of the award-winning Climax Racing from Climax Group Ltd. The studio is of both strategic and geographic importance to Buena Vista Games.
buyer parent: The Walt Disney Company
buyer: Buena Vista Games, Inc.
Buena Vista Games, Inc. is the interactive entertainment arm of The Walt Disney Company. The division publishes, markets and distributes a broad portfolio of multi-platform video games and interactive entertainment worldwide. "
target parent: Climax Group Ltd
target: Climax Racing
Climax Racing was established in 2000, with the goal of becoming the industry's premier vehicle game development house. With carefully managed and rapid growth, it has evolved into a three team studio employing over one hundred people, working for some of the largest publishers in the business.
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closed 4/10/2006 via PR Newswire

SkillJam Technologies Corporation, acquired Fantasy Sports, Inc.

synopsis: FUN Technologies Inc., one of the world's leading online casual gaming providers, announced today that a subsidiary of FUN's wholly owned subsidiary, SkillJam Technologies Corporation, has acquired all of the assets of Fantasy Sports, Inc. from NASDAQ-listed Silverstar Holdings Ltd.
buyer parent: Liberty Media Corporation
buyer: SkillJam Technologies Corporation
SkillJam is the Internet's premier provider of cash prize skill game play. Players choose the subject category and game type and play for free, play for prizes, and play for cash! "
target parent: Silverstar Holdings Ltd.
target: Fantasy Sports, Inc.
Based in Pennsylvania, Fantasy Sports provides fantasy sports racing solutions. Founded in 1993, Fantasy Sports is a leading provider of fee-based NASCAR-related and other fantasy sports games.
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announced 11/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Mixi, Inc., will acquire Net Dreamers Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Mixi, Inc, a Japanese social networking service, will acquire Net Dreamers Co., Ltd., a Japanese company that develops horse racing websites and mobile games. Net Dreamers operates netkeiba.com, the largest horse racing media outlet in Japan. The company also operates Weekly Baseball Online, a baseball news site.
buyer: Mixi, Inc. (TSE:2121:$1,098.60)
Mixi is a Japanese social networking service that allows users to connect with their friends in a convenient way. It enables users to send and receive messages, write in a diary, read and comment on others' diaries, organize and join communities, and invite their friends. "
target: Net Dreamers Co., Ltd.
Net Dreamers is a Japanese company that develops horse racing websites and mobile games. Net Dreamers operates netkeiba.com, the largest horse racing media outlet in Japan. Their games include Tiki Chiki Derby and Puzzle Derby. The company also operates Weekly Baseball Online, a baseball news site.
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closed 9/9/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Esports Entertainment Group, Inc., acquired FLIP Sports

synopsis: Esports Entertainment Group, Inc., a licensed online gambling company with a focus on esports wagering and 18+ gaming, completed the acquisition of the assets of FLIP Sports, a dynamic and entrepreneurial mobile games studio innovating how fans enjoy and engage with live sports.
buyer: Esports Entertainment Group, Inc. (OTCPK:GMBL:$0.00)
Esports Entertainment Group is a licensed Malta-based online gambling company with a focus on esports wagering and 18+ gaming. The company offers fantasy, pools, fixed odds, and exchange style wagering on esports events in a licensed, regulated, and secure platform to the global esports audience. "
target: FLIP Sports
FLIP Sports is a dynamic and entrepreneurial mobile games studio innovating how fans enjoy and engage with live sports. Through its proprietary in-play, P2P technology, FLIP provides a unique multi-platform second-screen experience within an entertaining, social, and competitive gaming environment.
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announced 5/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

Prey Studios will be merged with FunRock,

synopsis: Funrock, a developer and publisher of great free-to-play multiplayer online games, has announced getting into an agreement for merging operations with Prey Studios, a developer of computer games designed on niché sports. Both companies are based in Sweden.
buyer: FunRock
FunRock is a developer and publisher of great free-to-play multiplayer online games. FunRock has one clear objective: to provide great entertainment, localized to the users preferred languages, on multiple platforms. "
target: Prey Studios
Prey Studios is a developer of computer games designed on niché sports. The company's computer games are developed as casual cross-platform games where users can host tournaments, coach fighters, sign sponsorship deals, and design their own gyms.
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announced 5/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

Prey Studios will be merged with FunRock,

synopsis: Funrock, a developer and publisher of great free-to-play multiplayer online games, has announced getting into an agreement for merging operations with Prey Studios, a developer of computer games designed on niché sports. Both companies are based in Sweden.
buyer: FunRock
FunRock is a developer and publisher of great free-to-play multiplayer online games. FunRock has one clear objective: to provide great entertainment, localized to the users preferred languages, on multiple platforms. "
target: Prey Studios
Prey Studios is a developer of computer games designed on niché sports. The company's computer games are developed as casual cross-platform games where users can host tournaments, coach fighters, sign sponsorship deals, and design their own gyms.
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announced 4/6/2020 via BNC Analysis

Apple, Inc., will acquire NextVR

synopsis: Apple is in the process of acquiring virtual-reality video-streaming service NextVR. NextVR is the world’s best virtual reality platform for delivering live sports and music in VR to fans globally. The company has patented technology that delivers an unparalleled VR experience providing fans extraordinary access and profound immersion.
buyer: Apple, Inc. (AAPL:$273,857.00)
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms—iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS—provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices. "
target: NextVR
NextVR is the world’s best virtual reality platform for delivering live sports and music in VR to fans globally. Launched in 2009, the company has patented technology that delivers an unparalleled VR experience providing fans extraordinary access and profound immersion.
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$100
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closed 1/10/2018 via BNC Analysis

Nazara Technologies Pvt. Ltd., acquired Next Wave Multimedia

synopsis: Indian games publisher Nazara Technology has acquired a majority stake in India-based mobile developer Next Wave Multimedia. Next Wave is best known for its World Cricket Championship game, has a portfolio of titles with more than 100 million downloads. They are focused on developing quality casual and multi-player games in the sports genre.
buyer: Nazara Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
Nazara is a leading mobile games publisher focused on the large mobile consumer base in India and other emerging markets. In addition to publishing a range of branded and original mobile games, Nazara also runs gaming subscription service across 60 countries. "
target: Next Wave Multimedia
Next Wave Multimedia is a mobile games developer based in India. Next Wave is best known for its World Cricket Championship game and has a portfolio of titles with more than 100 million downloads. They are focused on developing quality casual and multi-player games in the sports genre.
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closed 1/16/2015 via Company Press Release

Inspired Gaming Group Limited, acquired We R Interactive Ltd

synopsis: Inspired Gaming Group (Inspired), the leading supplier of Sports Betting and Gambling Video Lottery and Virtual Sports, announces that it has completed the acquisition of the main assets and employees of UK-based social games content developer, We R Interactive.
buyer: Inspired Gaming Group Limited
Inspired Gaming Group (Inspired) is the leading supplier of Sports Betting, and Gambling Video Lottery and Virtual Sports. Inspired only operates in regulated markets and they work closely with Government regulators and customers in each of the countries to protect those at risk of problem gambling."
target: We R Interactive Ltd
We R Interactive is a pioneering social entertainment company. It fuses premium-quality film production and interactive storytelling underpinned by gaming mechanics to create unique, shareable experiences that bring millions of people around the globe closer to their passions.
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announced 7/24/2013 via BusinessWire

The EverGreen Group, will acquire Backyard Sports

synopsis: Private equity firm The Evergreen Group has agreed to acquire the popular Backyard Sports franchise in the recent Atari assets auction. The Backyard Sports brand was introduced in 1997, and has sold over 15 million copies worldwide across multiple titles, including basketball, football, baseball, soccer, hockey, and skateboarding.
buyer: The EverGreen Group
The Evergreen Group is a private equity firm focused on acquiring licenses, brands and companies that can benefit from the firm’s operating experience and flexible capital. The group specifically targets entertainment, gaming and new media properties. "
target parent: Atari, SA
target: Backyard Sports
The Backyard Sports brand was introduced in 1997, and has sold over 15 million copies worldwide across multiple titles, including basketball, football, baseball, soccer, hockey, and skateboarding. Featuring diverse environments, rich characters, and thrilling “power-up” play.
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closed 6/6/2011 via Market Wire

Majesco Entertainment Company, acquired Quick Hit, Inc.

synopsis: Majesco Entertainment Company, a leading publisher of video games for the mass market, is making several key acquisitions from Quick Hit, Inc., underscoring the commitment to its social games business. Specifically, Majesco acquired certain key operating assets as well as the Quick Hit development team to execute on its social games strategy.
buyer: Majesco Entertainment Company (US:COOL:$125.29)
Majesco Entertainment Company is a leading publisher of video games for the mass market. Building on more than 20 years of operating history, the company is focused on developing and publishing a wide range of casual and family oriented video games. "
target: Quick Hit, Inc.
Quick Hit, Inc. is a developer and operator of the online free-to-play NFL-licensed football game QUICKHIT NFL Football which utilizes the virtual goods revenue model. Quick Hit's compelling products fill a massive void in the casual online sports game industry.
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$0.79 [$1.70]*
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closed 2/15/2007 via

GigaMedia Limited, acquired T2CN

synopsis: GigaMedia Limited has entered into agreements to acquire majority ownership of T2CN Holding Limited, a leading online sports and casual game operator in China. This highly strategic acquisition establishes GigaMedia as a leader in one of the world's largest and fastest growing online game markets.
buyer: GigaMedia Limited (GIGM:$10.77)
GigaMedia Limited is a diversified provider of broadband and entertainment services, with headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan. Through its subsidiary Cambridge Entertainment Software, the Company develops software for online entertainment services, including the global online gaming market. "
target: T2CN
T2CN is China's leading online sports and casual game company and operates FreeStyle, the most popular online sports game ever in China.T2CN has also developed diversified revenue streams and close marketing partnerships with premiere international brands including Coca-Cola, Nike and Nokia.
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$23*
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closed 4/4/2006 via BusinessWire

Sega Corporation, acquired Sports Interactive

synopsis: SEGA Holdings Europe Ltd., today announced that it has acquired the multi award-winning development studio, Sports Interactive. Founded in 1994 by Paul and Oliver Collyer and operating from offices in Islington, North London, the brothers are the talented creators behind the hugely successful Football Manager(TM) series.
buyer: Sega Corporation
Sega.com is privately held company formerly the world's #3 console seller behind Sony and Nintendo, restructured and exited the console business (production stopped in 2001). "
target: Sports Interactive
Sports Interactive (SI), is the world's leading developer of sports management simulations for home computers. SI's pillar titles cover a range of sports, including football (the Football Manager series), ice hockey (the NHL: Eastside Hockey Manager series) and baseball (Out of the Park Baseball).
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closed 6/10/2018 via PR Newswire

Microsoft Corporation, acquired Playground Games

synopsis: Microsoft announced it has acquired Playground Games, a British video game developer known for developing the Forza Horizon series. Forza is a series of racing video games for Xbox consoles and Microsoft Windows published by Microsoft Studios.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$143,015.00)
Microsoft is the leading software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services. They offer Business Software, Design Tools, Developer Tools, Home & Educational Software, Tablets, Search, Advertising, Cloud Computing and more. "
target: Playground Games
Playground Games Limited is a British video game developer located in Royal Leamington Spa, England, United Kingdom. It is known for developing the Forza Horizon series. Forza is a series of racing video games for Xbox consoles and Microsoft Windows published by Microsoft Studios.
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closed 8/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

Scribd, Inc., acquired SlideShare Inc.

synopsis: Scribd, an American e-book and audiobook subscription service, has acquired SlideShare, a leading professional content sharing community, from LinkedinIn.
buyer: Scribd, Inc.
Scribd is an American e-book and audiobook subscription service that includes one million titles. Scribd hosts 60 million documents on its open publishing platform. "
target parent: Microsoft Corporation
target: SlideShare Inc.
Founded in 2006, SlideShare is a leading professional content sharing community. Professionals can upload content for free, discover people through content, and content through people. SlideShare brings presentations, documents and videos to life on the web for professionals to discover and share.
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closed 7/9/2020 via BNC Analysis

Microsoft Corporation, acquired Orions Systems

synopsis: Microsoft has acquired Snoqualmie, Wash.-based Orions Systems, a pioneer in the development of large-scale, hybrid smart vision systems, powered by algorithms and human cognition. Orions Smart Vision Platform enables public and private enterprises to collect and analyze the data in high value, video and image content.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$143,015.00)
Microsoft is the leading software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services. They offer Business Software, Design Tools, Developer Tools, Home & Educational Software, Tablets, Search, Advertising, Cloud Computing and more. "
target: Orions Systems
Orions Systems is a pioneer in the development of large-scale, hybrid smart vision systems, powered by algorithms and human cognition. Orions Smart Vision Platform enables public and private enterprises to collect and analyze the data in high value, video and image content.
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closed 6/18/2020 via Company Press Release

Azure, acquired Adrm Software

synopsis: Microsoft has acquired ADRM Software, a leading provider of large-scale industry data models, which are used by large companies worldwide as information blueprints. ADRM's comprehensive industry models will be combined with Microsoft Azure to create an intelligent data lake where data from multiple lines of business can be harmonized more quickly.
buyer parent: Microsoft Corporation
buyer: Azure
Microsoft's Azure platform is a cloud–computing platform that lets users focus on solving business problems and addressing customer needs. The open, flexible cloud platform enables users to build, deploy, and manage apps across a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters. "
target: Adrm Software
ADRM Software is the leading independent developer of large-scale industry-specific data models to help organizations to quickly, confidently, and effectively apply industry best-practice information architecture to their business problems across a broad set of requirements.
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closed 5/20/2020 via Company Press Release

Microsoft Corporation, acquired Softomotive

synopsis: Microsoft has acquired Softomotive, one of the leading worldwide providers of Robotic Process Automation solutions, trusted by more than 8,000 companies worldwide. They help to reduce overall project risk and avoid high up-front costs which can make achieving a positive ROI that much harder.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$143,015.00)
Microsoft is the leading software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services. They offer Business Software, Design Tools, Developer Tools, Home & Educational Software, Tablets, Search, Advertising, Cloud Computing and more. "
target: Softomotive
Softomotive is one of the leading worldwide providers of Robotic Process Automation solutions, trusted by more than 8,000 companies worldwide. They help to reduce overall project risk and avoid high up-front costs which can make achieving a positive ROI that much harder.
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announced 5/14/2020 via BNC Analysis

Microsoft Corporation, will acquire Metaswitch Networks

synopsis: Microsoft is moving to expand its cloud communications portfolio. The tech giant announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire cloud communications specialist Metaswitch. Metaswitch provides cloud-based voice, data, and communication software solutions for telecommunication providers.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$143,015.00)
Microsoft is the leading software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services. They offer Business Software, Design Tools, Developer Tools, Home & Educational Software, Tablets, Search, Advertising, Cloud Computing and more. "
target: Metaswitch Networks
Metaswitch is the world’s leading cloud native communications software company. The company develops commercial and open-source software solutions that are constructively disrupting the way that service providers build, scale, innovate and account for communication services.
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closed 6/22/2020 via Company Press Release

Microsoft Corporation, acquired CyberX

synopsis: The U.S. software giant Microsoft has acquired the Israeli industrial cybersecurity startup CyberX. CyberX is a simple, mature, and interoperable solution for auto-discovering assets, identifying critical vulnerabilities and attack vectors, and continuously monitoring industrial cyber-security networks for malware and targeted attacks.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$143,015.00)
Microsoft is the leading software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services. They offer Business Software, Design Tools, Developer Tools, Home & Educational Software, Tablets, Search, Advertising, Cloud Computing and more. "
target: CyberX
CyberX is a simple, mature, and interoperable solution for auto-discovering assets, identifying critical vulnerabilities and attack vectors, and continuously monitoring industrial cyber-security networks for malware and targeted attacks.
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announced 3/27/2020 via Company Press Release

Microsoft Corporation, will acquire Affirmed Networks

synopsis: Microsoft will acquire Affirmed Networks, the leader in virtualized, cloud-native 5G networks. With the acquisition of Affirmed Networks, Microsoft will be able to offer new and innovative solutions tailored to the unique needs of operators, including managing their network workloads in the cloud.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$143,015.00)
Microsoft is the leading software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services. They offer Business Software, Design Tools, Developer Tools, Home & Educational Software, Tablets, Search, Advertising, Cloud Computing and more. "
target: Affirmed Networks
Affirmed Networks is the leader in virtualized, cloud-native 5G networks. Operators deploy Affirmed’s NFV (Network Functions Virtualization) solutions to deliver differentiated 5G services, including mobile broadband, IoT, carrier-grade Wi-Fi roaming, connected cars, and more.
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announced 3/16/2020 via Company Press Release

GitHub Inc., will acquire npm, Inc.

synopsis: GitHub, an American web-based hosting service for version control using Git, will be acquiring npm, Ic., a company that provides an open source software and web registry to discover, share, and reuse packages of code, as well as paid products and services for teams and companies to organize, share, and secure code.
buyer parent: Microsoft Corporation
buyer: GitHub Inc.
GitHub, a subsidiary of Microsoft, is an American web-based hosting service for version control using Git. It is mostly used for computer code. It offers all of the distributed version control and source code management functionality of Git as well as adding its own features. "
target: npm, Inc.
Over 10 million software developers worldwide use npm, Inc.’s open source software and web registry to discover, share, and reuse packages of code. npm’s paid products and services offer teams and companies ways to organize, share, and secure code, integrate npm with testing and deployment tools.
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closed 10/21/2019 via Company Press Release

Microsoft Corporation, acquired Mover

synopsis: Microsoft has acquired Mover, a leading provider of cloud file migration, including admin-led and self-service offerings. As customer demand to move content to the cloud continues to grow, Mover will help make it easier than ever for customers to migrate files to Microsoft 365.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$143,015.00)
Microsoft is the leading software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services. They offer Business Software, Design Tools, Developer Tools, Home & Educational Software, Tablets, Search, Advertising, Cloud Computing and more. "
target: Mover
Mover is a leading provider of cloud file migration, including admin-led and self-service offerings. Mover supports migration from over a dozen cloud service providers – including Box, Dropbox, Egnyte, and Google Drive – into OneDrive and SharePoint.
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closed 9/18/2019 via Company Press Release

GitHub Inc., acquired Semmle

synopsis: Github, an American web-based hosting service for version control using Git, has acquired Semmle, a company that is pioneering new techniques for automating variant analysis to find critical zero-days and variants of such vulnerabilities.
buyer parent: Microsoft Corporation
buyer: GitHub Inc.
GitHub, a subsidiary of Microsoft, is an American web-based hosting service for version control using Git. It is mostly used for computer code. It offers all of the distributed version control and source code management functionality of Git as well as adding its own features. "
target: Semmle
Semmle is pioneering new techniques for automating variant analysis to find critical zero-days and variants of such vulnerabilities. Security and software engineering teams at Google, Microsoft, NASA, Nasdaq and Uber depend on Semmle’s code analysis platform to secure their code.
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closed 9/5/2019 via Company Press Release

Microsoft Corporation, acquired Movere, Inc.

synopsis: Microsoft has acquired Movere, a SaaS platform that increases business intelligence by accurately presenting entire IT environments within a single day, providing enterprises with the confidence they need to have visibility and control of their environments regardless of platform, application or geography.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$143,015.00)
Microsoft is the leading software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services. They offer Business Software, Design Tools, Developer Tools, Home & Educational Software, Tablets, Search, Advertising, Cloud Computing and more. "
target: Movere, Inc.
Movere is a SaaS platform that increases business intelligence by accurately presenting entire IT environments within a single day, providing enterprises with the confidence they need to have visibility and control of their environments regardless of platform, application or geography.
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Microsoft Corporation, acquired jClarity

synopsis: Microsoft announced it is acquiring jClarity, a company that provides software performance analytics and tuning, driven by machine learning, designed to solve Java performance problems in cloud and desktop environments.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$143,015.00)
Microsoft is the leading software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services. They offer Business Software, Design Tools, Developer Tools, Home & Educational Software, Tablets, Search, Advertising, Cloud Computing and more. "
target: jClarity
jClarity provides software performance analytics and tuning, driven by machine learning, designed to solve Java performance problems in cloud and desktop environments.
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closed 8/7/2019 via Company Press Release

Microsoft Advertising Worldwide, acquired PromoteIQ

synopsis: Microsoft Advertising, a leader in search engine advertising, has acquired PromoteIQ, a leading provider of vendor marketing technology to online retailers and brands. PromoteIQ empowers online retailers to scale their vendor marketing programs on-site, generating incremental high-margin revenue and a premium marketing channel for brands.
buyer parent: Microsoft Corporation
buyer: Microsoft Advertising Worldwide
Microsoft Advertising is a leader in search engine advertising. Microsoft Advertising provides pay per click advertising on the Bing and Yahoo! search engines. They offer a powerful search network that connects businesses to a large and unique audience. "
target: PromoteIQ
PromoteIQ is a leading provider of vendor marketing technology to online retailers and brands. PromoteIQ empowers online retailers to scale their vendor marketing programs on-site, generating incremental high-margin revenue and a premium marketing channel for brands.
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closed 7/30/2019 via Company Press Release

Microsoft Corporation, acquired BlueTalon

synopsis: Microsoft, the leading software corporation, has acquired BlueTalon, a leading provider of Unified Data Access Control solutions for modern data platforms. BlueTalon provides a customer-proven, data-centric solution for data access management and auditing across the diverse systems resident in modern data estates.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$143,015.00)
Microsoft is the leading software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services. They offer Business Software, Design Tools, Developer Tools, Home & Educational Software, Tablets, Search, Advertising, Cloud Computing and more. "
target: BlueTalon
BlueTalon is the leading provider of Unified Data Access Control solutions for modern data platforms. BlueTalon delivers precise, consistent, and dynamic user access controls to data across Hadoop, SQL, and NoSQL data platforms.
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closed 6/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

GitHub Inc., acquired Pull Panda

synopsis: GitHub, a subsidiary of Microsoft and an American web-based hosting service for version control using Git, has acquired Pull Panda, a startup that makes code review tools for developers using GitHub. Their products are used by 1,000+ companies like Pivotal, Instacart, and Trivago.
buyer parent: Microsoft Corporation
buyer: GitHub Inc.
GitHub, a subsidiary of Microsoft, is an American web-based hosting service for version control using Git. It is mostly used for computer code. It offers all of the distributed version control and source code management functionality of Git as well as adding its own features. "
target: Pull Panda
Pull Panda is a startup that makes code review tools for developers using GitHub. Their products are used by 1,000+ companies like Pivotal, Instacart, and Trivago.
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closed 6/9/2019 via BNC Analysis

Microsoft Corporation, acquired Double Fine Productions, Inc.

synopsis: Microsoft has announced that it has purchased Double Fine Productions, creators of Psychonauts, Grim Fandango, and Brutal Legend, among many others. This acquisition will give Microsoft an ongoing source of adventure games in the future, as well as the possibility of a rich collection of catalog titles to add to the Xbox Game Pass.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$143,015.00)
Microsoft is the leading software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services. They offer Business Software, Design Tools, Developer Tools, Home & Educational Software, Tablets, Search, Advertising, Cloud Computing and more. "
target: Double Fine Productions, Inc.
Double Fine Productions is an award-winning, independent game development studio founded in 2000 by games industry veteran Tim Schafer. Double Fine is the studio behind games like Psychonauts and Broken Age.
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announced 5/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

LinkedIn Corporation, will acquire Drawbridge

synopsis: LinkedIn is acquiring digital identity management vendor Drawbridge Inc. Drawbridge uses large-scale AI and machine learning technology to build democratized solutions for identity. Linkedin plans for Drawbridge to help users better reach and understand their professional audiences and measure the ROI of their campaigns across mobile and desktop.
buyer parent: Microsoft Corporation
buyer: LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD:$3,213.87)
LinkedIn Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates an online professional network worldwide. The company allows members to create, manage, and share their professional identity online; build and engage with their professional networks; and access shared knowledge and insights. "
target: Drawbridge
Drawbridge uses AI and machine learning technology to build democratized solutions for identity. Drawbridge's technology allows companies to better understand their users for advertising, personalization, content management, product recommendation, authentication, risk detection, and more.
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closed 4/18/2019 via Company Press Release

Microsoft Corporation, acquired Express Logic, Inc.

synopsis: Microsoft, a leading software corporation, has acquired Express Logic, a developer of real-time operating systems (RTOS) and middleware products for embedded IoT applications. Express Logic's ThreadX RTOS solution is used to power a wide variety of products, including consumer devices, medical electronics, and industrial control equipment.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$143,015.00)
Microsoft is the leading software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services. They offer Business Software, Design Tools, Developer Tools, Home & Educational Software, Tablets, Search, Advertising, Cloud Computing and more. "
target: Express Logic, Inc.
Express Logic is a developer of real-time operating systems (RTOS) and middleware products for embedded IoT applications. Express Logic's ThreadX RTOS solution is used to power a wide variety of products, including consumer devices, medical electronics, and industrial control equipment.
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closed 2/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Microsoft Corporation, purchased DataSense from BrightBytes

synopsis: Microsoft, a leading software corporation, has acquired DataSense from BrightBytes, a learning analytics organization. DataSense is a leading IPaaS solution for education solution providers and U.S. school districts. DataSense provides a comprehensive data management solution that allows users to collect data from a variety of systems.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$143,015.00)
Microsoft is the leading software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services. They offer Business Software, Design Tools, Developer Tools, Home & Educational Software, Tablets, Search, Advertising, Cloud Computing and more. "
seller: BrightBytes
BrightBytes' DataSense is a data Integration Platform as a Service (IPaaS) solution for education solution providers and U.S. school districts. DataSense provides a data management solution that allows users to collect data from a variety of systems. BrightBytes is a learning analytics organization.
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closed 1/25/2019 via BNC Analysis

Microsoft Corporation, acquired Citus Data

synopsis: Microsoft is acquiring Citus Data, a start-up that has commercialized open-source database software called PostgreSQL. Built to scale out, Citus is an extension to Postgres that is available as open source, as enterprise software that can be run on-prem or on any cloud, and as a fully-managed database as a service.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$143,015.00)
Microsoft is the leading software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services. They offer Business Software, Design Tools, Developer Tools, Home & Educational Software, Tablets, Search, Advertising, Cloud Computing and more. "
target: Citus Data
Citus Data is a start-up that has commercialized open-source database software called PostgreSQL. Built to scale out, Citus is an extension to Postgres that is available as open source, as enterprise software that can be run on-prem or on any cloud, and as a fully-managed database as a service.
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closed 6/10/2018 via PR Newswire

Microsoft Corporation, acquired Playground Games

synopsis: Microsoft announced it has acquired Playground Games, a British video game developer known for developing the Forza Horizon series. Forza is a series of racing video games for Xbox consoles and Microsoft Windows published by Microsoft Studios.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$143,015.00)
Microsoft is the leading software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services. They offer Business Software, Design Tools, Developer Tools, Home & Educational Software, Tablets, Search, Advertising, Cloud Computing and more. "
target: Playground Games
Playground Games Limited is a British video game developer located in Royal Leamington Spa, England, United Kingdom. It is known for developing the Forza Horizon series. Forza is a series of racing video games for Xbox consoles and Microsoft Windows published by Microsoft Studios.
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closed 4/4/2016 via BNC Analysis

Salesforce.com, Inc., acquired MetaMind

synopsis: Salesforce has acquired MetaMind, a deep learning startup backed by Salesforce cofounder and chief executive Marc Benioff. MetaMind is building an AI platform for natural language processing, image understanding, and knowledge base analytics.
buyer: Salesforce.com, Inc. (CRM:$19,380.00)
Salesforce.com, Inc., the Customer Success Platform and world's #1 CRM company, empowers companies to connect with their customers in a whole new way. Their Salesforce Service Cloud customer service app empowers enterprises to deliver amazing customer service experiences anywhere and on any device. "
target: MetaMind
MetaMind wants to make Deep Learning accessible to everyone. Deep Learning is a rapidly growing branch of artificial intelligence. It comprises a set of techniques that don’t require domain experts to program knowledge into algorithms. Instead, these techniques can learn by observing data.
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closed 12/4/2015 via PR Newswire

Audi Group, BMW Group, Daimler AG, acquired HERE

synopsis: German carmakers BMW, Audi and Daimler AG concluded the acquisition of HERE, Nokia's maps business. HERE is the leading supplier of digital maps for most of the world's top carmakers, accounting for half its expected revenues in 2015. The deal allows the auto makers to offer new premium features, like autonomous driving, in their luxury cars.
buyer: BMW Group (DB:BMW:$119,863.69)
buyer: Audi Group (DB:NSU:$63,271.47)
buyer: Daimler AG (XTRA:DAI:$191,616.03)
BMW Group, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and sale of cars and motorcycles worldwide. The Audi Group manufacturers product in the premium and supercar segment. Mercedes-Benz is a global premium and luxury car manufacturer. "
target parent: Nokia Corporation
target: HERE
HERE, a Nokia company, is a leader in mapping and location intelligence. They combine highly accurate and fresh maps with cloud technology to enable rich, real-time location experiences in a broad range of connected devices – from smartphones and tablets to wearables and vehicles.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2,741 [$3,069]
rev ($mm)
$1,064
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.9x
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announced 6/29/2015 via Reuters

Uber Technologies, Inc., will purchase Map-Generating Technology from Microsoft Corporation

synopsis: Microsoft Corp said it will sell some map-generating technology to ride-hailing app company Uber. The mapping assets include 100 employees focused on image collection activities. Microsoft's mapping unit works on imagery acquisition and map data processing.
buyer: Uber Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:UBER:$14,591.00)
Uber Technologies, Inc. offers online car booking services via mobile phones. It provides limousine and private cab reservation services. Uber Technologies, Inc. was founded in 2009 and is based in San Francisco, California. "
seller: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$143,015.00)
Microsoft's mapping unit works on imagery acquisition and map data processing. The mapping assets include 100 employees focused on image collection activities.
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cancelled 3/16/2012 via Capital IQ

Options Media Group, cancelled an acquisition of Illume Software, Inc.

synopsis: Options Media Group Holdings, Inc. has cancelled its agreement to acquire Illume Software, Inc. Illume Software, Inc. develops solutions that leverage location to power high-value applications and services for individuals, and small and large mobile workforces.
buyer: Options Media Group (OPMG:$0.53)
PhoneGuard, Inc., a subsidiary of Options Media Group Holdings, Inc., is a leading provider of mobile applications software. PhoneGuard is a personal security and anti-texting while driving software application suite. "
target: Illume Software, Inc.
Illume Software develops solutions that leverage location to power high-value applications and services. Their first product, iZUP, offers a responsible solution to cell phone-related distracted driving.
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closed 11/14/2011 via BusinessWire

WorldLingo merged with TransPerfect Translations International, Inc.,

synopsis: TransPerfect, the world’s largest privately held provider of language services and technology solutions, announced a merger with WorldLingo. Based in Las Vegas, WorldLingo specializes in translation technology and other solutions for website localization, as well as document, instant message, e-mail, and real-time chat translation.
buyer: TransPerfect Translations International, Inc.
TransPerfect is the world's largest privately held provider of language services and technology solutions. From offices in more than 70 cities on five continents, TransPerfect offers a full range of services in 170+ languages to clients worldwide. "
target: WorldLingo
WorldLingo is a leading provider of integrated, online translation solutions, with services ranging from cost-effective machine translation solutions to professional human translation and culturally sensitive localization.
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cancelled 11/1/2011 via Bloomberg

H & R Block, Inc., cancelled an acquisition of TaxACT

synopsis: H&R Block Inc. was barred by a federal judge from proceeding with its proposed $287.5 million acquisition of the maker of TaxAct products because it would diminish competition in the tax preparation market.
buyer: H & R Block, Inc. (HRB:$3,094.88)
H&R Block Inc. is one of the world's largest tax services providers, having prepared more than 550 million tax returns worldwide since 1955. The Company provides tax return preparation services in person, through H&R Block At Home™ online and desktop software products, and through other channels. "
target: TaxACT
2nd Story Software is critically acclaimed as a leader in developing affordable tax preparation software and providing Web-based services directly to consumers. TaxACT gives users well-informed tax strategies in an easy-to-use format, while maintaining focus on providing best value for customers.
price ($mm)
$268
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closed 8/19/2020 via Company Press Release

SunRoof Sverige AB, acquired Redlogger

synopsis: SunRoof, an international start-up manufacturing solar roofs, has acquired Redlogger, a Swedish company developing renewable energy supporting software. Redlogger (Renewable Energy Data Logger) is a system and an application which logs the amount of green energy that is generated and consumed.
buyer: SunRoof Sverige AB
SunRoof is an international start-up manufacturing solar roofs with superior energy output and design. They use their own design, innovations and advanced technology to create a truly unique product. They are based in Sweden. "
target: Redlogger
Redlogger is a Swedish company developing renewable energy supporting software. Redlogger (Renewable Energy Data Logger) is a system and an application which logs the amount of green energy that is generated and consumed.
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closed 4/23/2019 via Company Press Release

Travel and Transport, Inc, acquired TripLingo

synopsis: Travel and Transport, one of the largest travel management companies in the U.S., has acquired TripLingo, a mobile platform that helps keep travelers safe and happy during trips abroad. TripLingo enables business and leisure travelers to learn essential phrases, instantly translate their voice, get a crash course on the local culture and more.
buyer: Travel and Transport, Inc
Travel and Transport, Inc. is one of the largest travel management companies in the U.S. Travel and Transport specializes in corporate travel management, leisure/vacation travel and group/meeting travel services. Travel and Transport creates one-of-a-kind experiences for their partners. "
target: TripLingo
TripLingo is a mobile platform that helps keep travelers safe, productive, and happy during trips abroad. TripLingo enables business and leisure travelers to learn essential phrases, instantly translate their voice, get a crash course on the local culture and more.
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closed 4/11/2019 via PR Web

Futuryng, Inc., acquired Declara

synopsis: Futuryng, an enterprise software solutions company, has acquired Declara, a leading knowledge sharing and collaboration platform. Declara’s platform uses semantic search, algorithms and recommendations to personalize and develop specific learning paths for individuals, making learning a constant discovery.
buyer: Futuryng, Inc.
Futuryng is a connected technology ecosystem for building Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. Futuryng provides software solutions that enable customers to unlock and de-silo enterprise software and manufacturing processes to enhance connectivity, reduce operating costs and unlock insights. "
target: Declara
Declara is a community based, content-centric knowledge sharing and collaboration platform. Declara’s platform uses semantic search, algorithms and recommendations to personalize and develop specific learning paths for individuals, making learning a constant discovery.
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closed 3/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

IAC, acquired iTranslate GmbH

synopsis: Tinder owner IAC has acquired iTranslate, a translation app with over 80 million downloads. iTranslate enables travellers, students, business professionals, employers and medical staff to read, write and speak in over 100 languages, anywhere in the world.
buyer: IAC (IAC:$4,757.06)
IAC is a leading media and Internet company comprised of widely known consumer brands such as Vimeo, Dictionary.com, Dotdash, The Daily Beast and Investopedia, along with ANGI Homeservices Inc. which operates HomeAdvisor and Angie’s List, and Match Group’s online dating portfolio. "
target: iTranslate GmbH
With over 80 million downloads iTranslate is the leading translation and dictionary App. They enable travellers, students, business professionals, employers and medical staff to read, write and speak in over 100 languages, anywhere in the world.
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closed 11/16/2016 via BNC Analysis

Hangar Technology, Inc, acquired Autoflight Logic

synopsis: Hangar, the Austin, TX based technology company developing an autonomous data capture ecosystem for drones, announced it acquired Autoflight Logic, the maker of the most popular 3rd party flight automation software for DJI drones.
buyer: Hangar Technology, Inc
Hangar is building an automated ecosystem for drones to deliver fast, professional aerial data across industry. Using a proprietary autonomous flight engine deeply integrated with the world’s top selling drones, Hangar allows a worldwide network of pilots to safely and professionally acquire data. "
target: Autoflight Logic
Autoflight Logic, the maker of the most popular 3rd party flight automation software for DJI drones. Autoflight Logic boasts over 150k autonomous flights in over 190 countries flown using its ground control software.
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closed 11/1/2016 via BusinessWire

Appsbuyout, acquired Scientific Calculator

synopsis: Appsbuyout, the destination for Android developers looking to sell their apps, has acquired Android app Scientific Calculator from developer Petr Hapal. Scientific Calculator supports advanced calculations such as complex number equations and it has a large universal/physical/mathematical/chemical constant table, making it a tool ready for science.
buyer parent: CIAmedia
buyer: Appsbuyout
Appsbuyout is the destination for successful Android developers looking to sell their apps. They buy apps that are popular with users directly from sellers, so there are no fees payable to middlemen. They’re proud to hear sellers tell them their process is smooth, friendly and trustworthy. "
target: Scientific Calculator
Scientific Calculator is a powerful Android scientific calculator with a real look. It is one of the few Android calculators with complex number equations support.
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announced 7/18/2016 via Wall Street Journal

Golden Brick Consortium, will purchase Internet-Browser Operations from Opera Software

synopsis: Opera Software, the leading consumer Internet and mobile advertising company, said it would sell its internet-browser business to a Chinese consortium. The Chinese bidders have agreed to buy certain parts of Opera’s consumer business in a deal valued at $600 million on an enterprise basis.
buyer: Golden Brick Consortium
Golden Brick Consortium's general partner is Golden Brick Silk Road Fund Management (Shenzhen) LLP and the limited partners are Beijing Kunlun Tech Co. Ltd. (“Kunlun”), Qihoo 360 Software (Beijing) Co. Ltd. (“Qihoo”), and Yonglian (Yinchuan) Investment Co., Ltd. (“Yonglian”). "
seller: Opera Software (OPERA:$255.45)
Opera Software makes web browsers for desktop computers, mobile phones and tablets, and connected devices such as TVs. Their business also includes mobile advertising services and solutions. Their aim is to give users the best internet experience on any device and any platform.
price ($mm)
$600
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closed 6/30/2016 via GlobeNewswire

HMS Industrial Networks AB, acquired Intesis Software SL

synopsis: HMS Industrial Networks AB, a wholly owned subsidiary of HMS Networks AB (publ), has acquired all of the shares of the Spain-based company Intesis Software, S.L. - a leading provider of communication gateway solutions for HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) system integration within the fields of building automation.
buyer: HMS Industrial Networks AB (OM:HMS:$91.96)
HMS Industrial Networks is the leading independent supplier of products for industrial communication. HMS products enable industrial devices to connect to different industrial networks and also be monitored and controlled remotely. "
target: Intesis Software SL
Founded in 2000, Intesis Software is a leader in manufacturing innovative solutions for HVAC in the home and building automation market. Based in Igualada (Barcelona), Spain, it offers a wide range of products to customers in more than 90 countries.
price ($mm)
$15
rev ($mm)
$6
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.7x
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closed 5/19/2016 via PR Newswire

Smartling, Inc., acquired VerbalizeIt

synopsis: Smartling announced it has acquired VerbalizeIt to augment its enterprise translation management platform with translation capabilities for audio, video and other multimedia content. VerbalizeIt is a New York-based technology startup delivering human-powered translation services to hundreds of businesses worldwide.
buyer: Smartling, Inc.
Smartling's content solution helps brands gain a more competitive global position by transforming the way their content is created and consumed around the world. Smartling's technology, the Global Fluency Platform, helps brands access new markets, more customers and greater value. "
target: VerbalizeIt
VerbalizeIt leverages technology to enable businesses and consumers to access a global network of professional human language translators.
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closed 3/30/2016 via PR Web

WbSrch, acquired Snagr.io

synopsis: WbSrch, a general-purpose search engine based in Portland, OR, has purchased the music search engine Snagr.io and has rebranded it as MusicSrch.com. Snagr.io searches a selection of popular social media and music sites such as Spotify, Tidal, Musicbrainz, and Twitter for the online presences of a band, DJ, or musician.
buyer: WbSrch
WbSrch is an general-purpose web search engine with indexes in more than 30 languages. It currently has a small crawl index that is being used to refine its search algorithms. "
target: Snagr.io
SNAGR is music artists search engine. It searches on 12+ different streaming, video, and music sites for artists. Sites are searched in parallel and results are on-the-fly combined, ranked and sorted to give user readable and an understandable overview.
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cancelled 7/18/2016 via Wall Street Journal

Golden Brick Consortium, cancelled an acquisition of Opera Software

synopsis: Opera Software ASA, the leading consumer Internet and mobile advertising company, announced that an offer to acquire the company by Golden Brick Consortium for $1.2 billion has now been terminated.
buyer: Golden Brick Consortium
Golden Brick Consortium's general partner is Golden Brick Silk Road Fund Management (Shenzhen) LLP and the limited partners are Beijing Kunlun Tech Co. Ltd. (“Kunlun”), Qihoo 360 Software (Beijing) Co. Ltd. (“Qihoo”), and Yonglian (Yinchuan) Investment Co., Ltd. (“Yonglian”). "
target: Opera Software (OPERA:$255.45)
Opera Software makes web browsers for desktop computers, mobile phones and tablets, and connected devices such as TVs. Their business also includes mobile advertising services and solutions. Their aim is to give users the best internet experience on any device and any platform.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,204 [$1,268]
rev ($mm)
$616
EBITDA ($mm)
$85
EV / rev
2.1x
EV / EBITDA
14.9x
closed 10/14/2015 via Company Press Release

VeriFone, Inc., acquired Curb

synopsis: Verifone, the world’s leader in payments and commerce solutions, announced an expansion of its taxi and car-for-hire electronic hailing (e-hail), payment and media business with the acquisition of Curb. Curb connects people to safe, reliable rides from professional taxi and other for-hire drivers in 60 cities nationwide.
buyer: VeriFone, Inc. (PAY:$2,000.46)
VeriFone Systems, Inc. is the global leader in secure electronic payment solutions. VeriFone provides expertise, solutions and services that add value to the point of sale with merchant-operated, consumer-facing and self-service payment systems. "
target: Curb
Curb is changing the way people get around. Curb connects people to safe, reliable rides from professional taxi and other for-hire drivers in 60 cities nationwide. By bringing technology to the taxi and sedan experience, Curb is offering riders choice, reliability and convenience whenever they ride.
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closed 8/14/2015 via BNC Analysis

Coinify ApS, acquired Coinzone

synopsis: Coinify, a company that provides services for everyone to accept bitcoin payments, and to buy and sell with bitcoin, has acquired Coinzone, a company that develops a payments processor system that enables buying, selling, and accepting bitcoin payment.
buyer: Coinify ApS
Coinify works to spread the use of digital currencies. They provide services for everyone to accept bitcoin payments, and to buy and sell with bitcoin. Coinify is one of the leading players in Europe in the digital currency market. "
target: Coinzone
Coinzone B.V. develops a payments processor system that enables buying, selling, and accepting bitcoin payment. The company was founded in 2014 and is based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
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Contagious Gaming Inc. is a developer of unique and engaging software solutions for regulated gaming and lottery markets around the world. Their sports betting platform is the first sports betting system to allow players to chase a dynamic jackpot live during Premier League soccer matches.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$0.27
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.57)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.57)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: MSG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Madison Square Garden Company
The Madison Square Garden Company
The Madison Square Garden Company is a fully integrated sports, media and entertainment business. It is comprised of three business segments: MSG Sports, MSG Media and MSG Entertainment, which are strategically aligned to work together to drive the Company's overall business.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$1,152.51
EBITDA ($mm)
$92.42
EBIT ($mm)
($8.16)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4836
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Ticker: XTRA:WIG1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wige Media AG
Wige Media AG
_wige MEDIA AG, headquartered in Cologne, is a technology and media company on a growth path in the scalable digital business with video platforms and communities, in the high-margin international project business, as well as in the live events business.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$59.74
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.83)
EBIT ($mm)
($4.50)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
176
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Ticker: FIT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fitbit Inc.
Fitbit helps people lead healthier, more active lives by empowering them with data, inspiration and guidance to reach their goals. As the leader in the Connected Health & Fitness category, Fitbit designs products and experiences that track everyday health and fitness.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,550.22
EBITDA ($mm)
($95.96)
EBIT ($mm)
($159.63)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1625
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Ticker: OTCPK:LFAP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
LifeApps Brands Inc.
LifeApps Brands Inc.
LifeApps is a digital media company focused on medical, health, fitness, entertainment, digital applications and next generation social networks. The company creates and operates mobile apps, websites, publications and social media networks.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$0.01
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.24)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.24)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2
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Ticker: CHDN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Churchill Downs, Inc.
Churchill Downs, Inc.
Churchill Downs is an industry-leading racing, gaming and online entertainment company anchored by their iconic flagship event - The Kentucky Derby. They are a leader in brick-and-mortar casino gaming and they are the largest legal online account wagering platform for horseracing in the U.S.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$1,324.50
EBITDA ($mm)
$310.40
EBIT ($mm)
$218.80
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4000
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Ticker: AAPL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Apple, Inc.
Apple, Inc.
Apple Inc. designs, manufactures and markets mobile communication and media devices, personal computers, and portable digital music players, and a variety of related software, services, peripherals, networking solutions, and third-party digital content and applications.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$273,857.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$78,671.00
EBIT ($mm)
$67,138.00
Net Income ($mm)
$58,424.00
Employees
137000
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Ticker: MSFT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft Corporation
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.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$143,015.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$65,259.00
EBIT ($mm)
$52,959.00
Net Income ($mm)
$44,281.00
Employees
163000
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Ticker: GOOGL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Google Inc.
Google Inc.
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.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$166,030.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$46,035.00
EBIT ($mm)
$33,357.00
Net Income ($mm)
$31,534.00
Employees
127498
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Ticker: OPERA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Opera Software
Opera Software
Opera Software makes web browsers for desktop computers, mobile phones and tablets, and connected devices such as TVs. Their business also includes mobile advertising services and solutions. Their aim is to give users the best internet experience on any device and any platform.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$255.45
EBITDA ($mm)
$32.85
EBIT ($mm)
$21.13
Net Income ($mm)
$47.34
Employees
464
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Ticker: TSE:2468
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fuetrek Co., Ltd.
Fuetrek Co., Ltd.
Fuetrek Co., Ltd. provides mobile phone solutions. It offers sound generators, and speech recognition and translation products. The company also provides memory card writing services for the education market. Fuetrek Co. was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Osaka, Japan.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$35.46
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.52
EBIT ($mm)
$2.93
Net Income ($mm)
$1.44
Employees
199
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Ticker: DGLP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DigitalPost Interactive, Inc.
DigitalPost Interactive, Inc.
DigitalPost Interactive is a SaaS (Software as a Service) and application provider that delivers B2B and B2C digital media-sharing solutions that are both easy to offer and easy to use.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
$1.36
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.93)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.06)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
6
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Ticker: SZSE:002230
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
iFLYTEK
iFLYTEK
iFLYTEK is a national key software enterprise dedicated to the research of intelligent speech and language technologies, development of software and chip products, provision of speech information services, and integration of E-government systems.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$418.02
EBITDA ($mm)
$44.61
EBIT ($mm)
$34.10
Net Income ($mm)
$65.81
Employees
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Ticker: TASE:WSMK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WhiteSmoke Software Ltd
WhiteSmoke Software Ltd
WhiteSmoke is a leading company in the field of English writing technologies, with a focus on products that enhance and correct grammar, spelling, and writing style. Their products are based on natural language processing technology, featuring artificial intelligence algorithms for text analysis.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$10.34
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.34
EBIT ($mm)
$1.33
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
12
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Ticker: ADBE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Adobe Systems Incorporated
Adobe Systems Incorporated
Adobe is the global leader in digital marketing and digital media solutions. Adobe’s tools and services allow their customers to create groundbreaking digital content, deploy it across media and devices, measure and optimize it over time, and achieve greater business success.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$11,171.30
EBITDA ($mm)
$3,856.20
EBIT ($mm)
$3,268.12
Net Income ($mm)
$2,951.46
Employees
21357
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Ticker: WIX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wix.com Ltd
Wix.com Ltd
Wix.com is a leading cloud-based web development platform with more than 98 million registered users worldwide. Wix was founded on the belief that the Internet should be accessible to everyone to develop, create and contribute.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$640.22
EBITDA ($mm)
($27.56)
EBIT ($mm)
($39.97)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2093
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Ticker: ADPT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Adaptec Inc.
Adaptec Inc.
Adaptec Inc. provides trusted storage solutions that reliably move, manage, and protect critical data and digital content. Adaptec's software and hardware-based solutions provide storage connectivity, data protection, and networked storage to enterprises, medium and small businesses worldwide.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$73.68
EBITDA ($mm)
($22.99)
EBIT ($mm)
($29.99)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
187
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Ticker: TSE:4813
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ACCESS Co., Ltd.
ACCESS Co., Ltd.
ACCESS provides advanced IT solutions centered around mobile and network software technologies to telecom carriers, consumer electronics manufacturers, broadcasting companies and the automotive industry around the world.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$72.73
EBITDA ($mm)
$12.55
EBIT ($mm)
$4.77
Net Income ($mm)
$3.37
Employees
559
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Ticker: SEHK:1808
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Enterprise Development Holdings Limited
Enterprise Development Holdings Limited
Enterprise Development Holdings Limited is principally engaged in providing integrated business software solutions; and manufacture and sale of bare copper wires and magnet wires in the People’s Republic of China and Hong Kong.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$45.22
EBITDA ($mm)
$7.72
EBIT ($mm)
$7.20
Net Income ($mm)
$5.49
Employees
134
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Ticker: TASE:BBYL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Babylon Ltd.
Babylon Ltd.
Babylon.com is a leading global provider of Internet search services and language solutions. Babylon offers translations in 77 languages, dictionary definitions, and Wikipedia results in 25 languages.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$22.89
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$7.68
Employees
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Ticker: EONC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
eOn Communications Corporation
eOn Communications Corporation is a global provider of innovative communications solutions. eOn solutions enable customers to leverage advanced technologies to communicate more effectively.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$19.91
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.48)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.67)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
75
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