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announced 1/15/2020 via PR Newswire

Cellebrite Mobile Synchronization, Ltd., will acquire Blackbag Technologies Inc.

synopsis: Cellebrite, the global leader in Digital Intelligence Solutions for law enforcement, government and enterprise agencies, will acquire BlackBag Technologies, a leader in Computer Forensic acquisition and analysis solutions. BlackBag's forensic software is used by law enforcement agencies around the world to investigate all types of digital evidence.
buyer: Cellebrite Mobile Synchronization, Ltd.
Cellebrite is the global leader of Digital Intelligence solutions for the law enforcement, government and enterprise market. Cellebrite delivers an extensive suite of innovative software solutions and analytic tools designed to accelerate digital investigations. "
target: Blackbag Technologies Inc.
BlackBag Technologies is an industry leader in Computer Forensic acquisition and analysis solutions. BlackBag's forensic software is used by hundreds of law enforcement agencies around the world to investigate all types of digital evidence associated with criminal, civil and internal investigations.
price ($mm)
$33
rev ($mm)
$12
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closed 10/2/2017 via PR Newswire

Magnet Forensics Inc., acquired Sentinel Data

synopsis: Magnet Forensics, a global leader in developing digital investigation software, announces its acquisition of Sentinel Data. Sentinel is a digital forensic software company that created Atlas – a digital evidence case and lab management solution. Atlas pulls together collaboration, evidence management, resource management, budgeting and more.
buyer: Magnet Forensics Inc.
Magnet Forensics is a Canada-based leader in the development of digital investigation software that acquires, analyzes and shares evidence from computers, smartphones, the cloud and more. Magnet Forensics helps examiners and investigators fight crime, protect assets and guard national security. "
target: Sentinel Data
Sentinel Data is a digital forensic software company that created Atlas – a digital evidence case and lab management solution. Atlas is a thorough management solution that pulls together collaboration, evidence management, resource management, budgeting and more.
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closed 12/1/2016 via Yahoo, Inc.

IST Research, acquired Rescue Forensics

synopsis: IST Research, which creates and offers proven technology to address human security challenges, announced its acquisition of Rescue Forensics, a Y Combinator-funded analytical platform and a leading intelligence solution for law enforcement, prosecutors and intelligence analysts.
buyer: IST Research
Founded in 2008, IST Research was created to explore the possibilities created by the development of technology within new and challenging operational environments. The company's Pulse Platform allows organizations to gain a comprehensive understanding of complex human security challenges. "
target: Rescue Forensics
Rescue Ops is a digital forensic that archives massive quantities of data from classified advertisement websites specializing in commercial sex ads for law enforcement agencies to use in anti-trafficking investigations.
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closed 6/27/2018 via Company Press Release

Vigilant Solutions, acquired Shotcaller Global Inc.

synopsis: Vigilant Solutions, a global machine vision and data analytics company, has acquired the assets of ShotCaller Global Inc., developer of GunOps and DNAOps investigative solutions for law enforcement. GunOps and DNAOps are web-based interactive investigation tools.
buyer: Vigilant Solutions
Vigilant Solutions’ technology helps law enforcement solve crimes faster to keep officers and communities safe. Vigilant Solutions provides license plate recognition, facial recognition and ballistic analysis to deliver intelligence to agencies across the globe. "
target: Shotcaller Global Inc.
Shotcaller Global Inc. is a small but agile group of business, law enforcement and technical experts delivering a field proven and robust GunOps™ cloud-based web solution, located in Anaheim, California.
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closed 1/6/2020 via BusinessWire

Cubic Corporation, acquired PIXIA Corp

synopsis: Cubic, a market-leading global provider of innovative, mission-critical solutions, has acquired PIXIA, the industry leader in high-performance scalable data access solutions. PIXIA offers cloud-based platforms designed to access and manage large amounts of imagery data, wide-area motion imagery and geospatial data for U.S. intelligence agencies.
buyer: Cubic Corporation (CUB:$1,496.48)
Cubic is a technology-driven, market-leading provider of integrated solutions that increase situational understanding for transportation, defense C4ISR, and training customers worldwide to decrease urban congestion and improve the militaries’ effectiveness and operational readiness. "
target: PIXIA Corp
PIXIA is the industry leader in high-performance scalable data access solutions. PIXIA offers cloud-based platforms designed to access and manage large amounts of imagery data, wide-area motion imagery and geospatial data for U.S. intelligence agencies and other government customers.
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$200*
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closed 6/15/2011 via BusinessWire

Intrado, Inc., acquired Contact One, Inc.

synopsis: Intrado, a provider of 911 technology solutions, announced the acquisition of Contact One, a leader in integrated 9-1-1 geographic information system (GIS) data management solutions for public safety. This key expansion of its GIS service portfolio allows Intrado to provide customers with a graphical Master Street Address Guide management tool.
buyer parent: Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P.
buyer: Intrado, Inc.
In business for more than 30 years, Intrado, Inc. has maintained a focus and passion for saving lives and supporting the needs of public safety. Agencies and telecommunication services providers throughout the world depend on Intrado for emergency communication services and technology. "
target: Contact One, Inc.
Contact One is a leader in integrated 9-1-1 geographic information system (GIS) data management solutions for public safety. Contact One was founded in 2000 with a passion to reduce public safety response times through easy-to-use software while providing accurate 9-1-1 and GIS data.
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closed 12/12/2018 via PR Newswire

Truepic, acquired Fourandsix

synopsis: Truepic announced its acquisition of Fourandsix Technologies, Inc., a San Jose-based computer software company that specializes in digital photo forensics. Truepic will be acquiring all intellectual property and software, including the "Izitru" code base, one of the internet's most advanced image forensics technologies.
buyer: Truepic
Truepic is the leading image authentication platform for anyone looking to verify photos or videos. Truepic provides trust in digital images by bolstering the value of authentic photos and videos, while leading the fight against deceptive ones. "
target: Fourandsix
Fourandsix Technologies, Inc. is dedicated to the nascent field of image forensics—the analysis of digital images to determine their origin, editing history, and authenticity, or to reveal latent details that might be hard to discover with the naked eye.
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closed 3/10/2017 via Company Press Release

Aligned Assets Limited, acquired Aligned Assets Limited

synopsis: Andy Hird, Managing Director, and Dinesh Thanigasalam, Product Manager, completed a management buyout of Aligned Assets, a UK based address management software company. Founded in 1966, Aligned Assets have been at the forefront of developing gazetteer and GIS software solutions for local authorities, emergency services and the commercial sector.
buyer: Aligned Assets Limited
Aligned Assets creates industry-leading software that makes it simple to validate, manage and share address management and location data. Their gazetteer and GIS solutions are developed for local authorities, the emergency services and the commercial sector. "
target: Aligned Assets Limited
Aligned Assets creates industry-leading software that makes it simple to validate, manage and share address management and location data. Their gazetteer and GIS solutions are developed for local authorities, the emergency services and the commercial sector.
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closed 11/13/2013 via PR Web

Zuercher Technologies, LLC, acquired BullBerry Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Zuercher Technologies, LLC, a leading provider of public safety software solutions, announced its acquisition of BullBerry Systems, Inc., a mapping technology company with a focus on improving emergency services response times by providing intuitive and intelligent mapping applications.
buyer: Zuercher Technologies, LLC
Zuercher Technologies, LLC is a software company on a mission to provide public safety professionals with the highest quality, easiest to use, and best supported software possible. Founded in 2003, Zuercher Technologies is based in Sioux Falls, SD. "
target: BullBerry Systems, Inc.
BullBerry Systems, Inc. has been providing high quality mapping technology for the public safety industry. Their primary goal is to develop mapping software that will decrease emergency response time by providing intuitive and intelligent mapping applications.
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closed 6/3/2016 via Company Press Release

James Fisher and Sons plc, acquired Return to Scene Ltd

synopsis: James Fisher and Sons plc has announced the acquisition of Return to Scene Ltd. Return To Scene Ltd. ("R2S") provides asset management products and services. R2S offers visual asset management services that is used to take 360 degree spherical photographs of locations and buildings of three dimensional models.
buyer: James Fisher and Sons plc (LSE:FSJ:$636.29)
James Fisher and Sons plc has developed unparalleled operational expertise in the marine environment, providing comprehensive products, services and support to the oil and gas, marine renewables, shipping and defence industries. "
target parent: SeaEnergy PLC
target: Return to Scene Ltd
Return To Scene Ltd. provides asset management products and services. The Company offers visual asset management services that is used to take 360 degree spherical photographs of locations and buildings of three dimensional models.
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$2.75
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closed 2/5/2015 via PR Newswire

FARO Technologies, Inc., acquired ARAS 360 Technologies Inc.

synopsis: FARO Technologies, Inc., the world's most trusted source for 3D measurement, imaging, and realization technology, announces the acquisition of ARAS 360 Technologies Inc., a global leader in the development of accident and crime reconstruction, simulation and animation software.
buyer: FARO Technologies, Inc. (FARO:$325.21)
FARO is the world's most trusted source for 3D measurement technology. The Company develops and markets computer-aided measurement and imaging devices and software. Technology from FARO permits high-precision 3D measurement, imaging and comparison of parts and complex structures. "
target: ARAS 360 Technologies Inc.
Founded in 2010 and headquartered in Kamloops, British Columbia, ARAS produces a full suite of accident and crime reconstruction software tools that offer advanced graphics, advanced analytical tools, and the ability to work with large point cloud data sets from 3D laser scanners.
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closed 8/24/2012 via BNC Analysis

SeaEnergy PLC, acquired Return to Scene Ltd

synopsis: Energy services firm SeaEnergy has acquired Aberdeen-based 3D computer modelling firm Return to Scene Ltd in a deal worth up to £10 million. The North Sea-focused company provides 3D modelling for oil and gas installations and virtual models which are used to compile maintenance and performance data.
buyer: SeaEnergy PLC (AIM:SEA:$9.93)
SeaEnergy PLC establishes an offshore energy services business, which aims to provide access and other services to the expanding offshore wind industry as well as to other offshore energy clients, and also holds a number of investments in oil & gas. "
target: Return to Scene Ltd
Return to Scene initially provided services to police and court services to create 3D modelling of crime scenes and evidence gathering but has since turned its focus on developing the technology for use in the oil and gas sector.
price ($mm)
$7.85
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
5.1x
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closed 7/3/2012 via PR Newswire

SECURUS Technologies, Inc., acquired THREADS

synopsis: Securus Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of inmate audio and video communications and investigative technologies, announced the acquisition of DirectHit Systems, Inc., a provider of sophisticated investigative, data analysis tools for law enforcement and corrections clients in North America.
buyer parent: Castle Harlan Inc.
buyer: SECURUS Technologies, Inc.
Securus Technologies, Inc. is one of the largest providers of detainee communications and information management solutions, serving approximately 2,200 correctional facilities and more than 850,000 inmates nationwide. "
target: THREADS
DirectHit Systems provides sophisticated investigative data analysis tools for law enforcement and corrections clients in North America. THREADS™ is a world class set of software/algorithms that assists high profile law enforcement and corrections agencies to solve and prevent crimes.
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closed 7/24/2018 via BusinessWire

Magnet Forensics Inc., acquired Tracks Inspector

synopsis: Magnet Forensics, a global leader in developing digital investigation software for smartphone, cloud, and computer examinations, announces its acquisition of Tracks Inspector, a software company that creates innovative software enabling users to collaborate on the investigation of large volumes of digital evidence.
buyer: Magnet Forensics Inc.
Magnet Forensics is a Canada-based leader in the development of digital investigation software that acquires, analyzes and shares evidence from computers, smartphones, the cloud and more. Magnet Forensics helps examiners and investigators fight crime, protect assets and guard national security. "
target: Tracks Inspector
Based in the Netherlands, Tracks Inspector creates innovative software enabling users to collaborate on the investigation of large volumes of digital evidence. Tracks Inspector innovates with their customers and through public and private partnerships in The Hague Security Delta.
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closed 5/13/2019 via Company Press Release

Lightbox RE, acquired Digital Map Products

synopsis: Advancing its mission to empower decision makers through every step of the real estate workflow, LightBox announced the acquisition of Digital Map Products (DMP), a location intelligence and mapping platform. DMP is a provider of cloud-based technology and solutions that bring the power of spatial technology to mainstream users.
buyer parent: Battery Ventures
buyer: Lightbox RE
LightBox was formed in 2018 when technology investment firms Silver Lake and Battery Ventures acquired EDR, the leading provider of environmental due diligence information. The EDR, Collateral360 and RIMS platforms are workflow software solutions for due diligence, appraisals and compliance. "
target parent: Silversmith Capital Partners
target: Digital Map Products
Digital Map Products is a provider of cloud-based technology and solutions that bring the power of spatial technology to mainstream business, government and consumer users. SpatialStream®, the company’s spatial development platform, enables API access to mapping technology and location data sets.
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closed 1/9/2019 via BusinessWire

CentralSquare Technologies, acquired Lucity

synopsis: CentralSquare Technologies, a leader in public administration and public safety software, announced that it has acquired Lucity, the best-in-class provider of enterprise asset management (EAM) software, exclusively focused on the needs of local governments.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: CentralSquare Technologies
CentralSquare Technologies is an industry leader in public safety and public administration software, serving over 7,500 organizations from the largest metropolitan city to counties and towns of every size across North America. "
target: Lucity
Lucity supports the enterprise asset and maintenance management needs for hundreds of municipal agencies and thousands of users. LucityAM is a comprehensive, flexible and scalable GIS and Web enabled “office-to-mobile” software solution for Local Governments, Public Works and Utility Departments.
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closed 10/30/2017 via PR Newswire

Atkins Global, acquired Data Transfer Solutions, LLC

synopsis: SNC-Lavalin announced the acquisition of Data Transfer Solutions. The acquisition will add to the capabilities of SNC-Lavalin's Atkins sector. Data Transfer Solutions (DTS) is a leader in asset management and geographic information systems. DTS is the creator of VueWorks, a comprehensive enterprise asset management software solution.
buyer parent: SNC-Lavalin
buyer: Atkins Global
Based in the UK, Atkins is one of the world’s most respected consultancies in design, engineering and project management, with a leadership position across the infrastructure, transportation and energy sectors. "
target: Data Transfer Solutions, LLC
Data Transfer Solutions (DTS) is a leader in asset management and geographic information systems. As the creator of VueWorks, a comprehensive enterprise asset management software solution, DTS provides state-of-the-art tools and solutions to clients with large, complex infrastructure assets.
price ($mm)
$45
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closed 6/1/2016 via Company Press Release

Total Specific Solutions, acquired Vicrea

synopsis: Constellation Software Inc. announced that its subsidiary, Total Specific Solutions (TSS) B.V., acquired all shares in the capital of Vicrea Holding B.V., a leading software provider of GEO IT solutions for the local government domain in the Netherlands.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: Total Specific Solutions
Total Specific Solutions (TSS) is the leading company for business solutions and consists of independent business units that deliver products and services to their specific market segment. TSS is active in the verticals: healthcare, local and central government, retail, financial and legal services."
target: Vicrea
Vicrea is a Dutch IT company, specialized in smart integrated information systems, Smart Geographic Information Systems and Smart City Solutions. They transform data into valuable information and insight. Vicrea helps the public sector with the most efficient execution of its functions.
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closed 7/15/2013 via PR Newswire

Digital Audio Corporation, acquired Salient Stills

synopsis: Salient Stills, the leader in video forensics and image enhancement, announced it has been acquired by Digital Audio Corporation, a leading supplier of forensic audio clarification tools. Salient Stills' VideoFOCUS Pro and VF Source are video forensics solutions in use by law enforcement, security and military and intelligence agencies.
buyer: Digital Audio Corporation
Founded in 1979, Digital Audio Corporation, or "DAC," is a leading supplier of forensic audio clarification tools and related training to law enforcement, homeland security, and defense organizations worldwide. Key products include the CARDINAL MiniLab and QuickEnhance audio forensics solutions. "
target: Salient Stills
Founded in 1997, Salient Stills is a leading video forensics and image enhancement software company. VideoFOCUS Pro and VF Source are video forensics solutions in use by law enforcement, security and military and intelligence agencies.
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closed 9/2/2016 via Company Press Release

Altia Solutions Limited, acquired ABM Software UK

synopsis: Altia Solutions Ltd, the fast-growing investigation software firm, has acquired ABM United Kingdom Ltd, a company that specializes in the development of intelligence and investigative software across commercial organizations, public sector and law enforcement agencies.
buyer: Altia Solutions Limited
Altia develops specialist software to manage and support all types of investigation, including financial, fraud, serious and organised crime, major crime and trading standards. "
target: ABM Software UK
ABM Software UK specialize in the development of intelligence and investigative software across commercial organisations, public sector and law enforcement agencies. Their product, abmpegasus, is the world's most advanced system for managing police covert operations.
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announced 1/15/2020 via PR Newswire

Cellebrite Mobile Synchronization, Ltd., will acquire Blackbag Technologies Inc.

synopsis: Cellebrite, the global leader in Digital Intelligence Solutions for law enforcement, government and enterprise agencies, will acquire BlackBag Technologies, a leader in Computer Forensic acquisition and analysis solutions. BlackBag's forensic software is used by law enforcement agencies around the world to investigate all types of digital evidence.
buyer: Cellebrite Mobile Synchronization, Ltd.
Cellebrite is the global leader of Digital Intelligence solutions for the law enforcement, government and enterprise market. Cellebrite delivers an extensive suite of innovative software solutions and analytic tools designed to accelerate digital investigations. "
target: Blackbag Technologies Inc.
BlackBag Technologies is an industry leader in Computer Forensic acquisition and analysis solutions. BlackBag's forensic software is used by hundreds of law enforcement agencies around the world to investigate all types of digital evidence associated with criminal, civil and internal investigations.
price ($mm)
$33
rev ($mm)
$12
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.7x
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announced 1/15/2020 via PR Newswire

Cellebrite Mobile Synchronization, Ltd., will acquire Blackbag Technologies Inc.

synopsis: Cellebrite, the global leader in Digital Intelligence Solutions for law enforcement, government and enterprise agencies, will acquire BlackBag Technologies, a leader in Computer Forensic acquisition and analysis solutions. BlackBag's forensic software is used by law enforcement agencies around the world to investigate all types of digital evidence.
buyer: Cellebrite Mobile Synchronization, Ltd.
Cellebrite is the global leader of Digital Intelligence solutions for the law enforcement, government and enterprise market. Cellebrite delivers an extensive suite of innovative software solutions and analytic tools designed to accelerate digital investigations. "
target: Blackbag Technologies Inc.
BlackBag Technologies is an industry leader in Computer Forensic acquisition and analysis solutions. BlackBag's forensic software is used by hundreds of law enforcement agencies around the world to investigate all types of digital evidence associated with criminal, civil and internal investigations.
price ($mm)
$33
rev ($mm)
$12
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.7x
EV / EBITDA
announced 1/15/2020 via PR Newswire

Cellebrite Mobile Synchronization, Ltd., will acquire Blackbag Technologies Inc.

synopsis: Cellebrite, the global leader in Digital Intelligence Solutions for law enforcement, government and enterprise agencies, will acquire BlackBag Technologies, a leader in Computer Forensic acquisition and analysis solutions. BlackBag's forensic software is used by law enforcement agencies around the world to investigate all types of digital evidence.
buyer: Cellebrite Mobile Synchronization, Ltd.
Cellebrite is the global leader of Digital Intelligence solutions for the law enforcement, government and enterprise market. Cellebrite delivers an extensive suite of innovative software solutions and analytic tools designed to accelerate digital investigations. "
target: Blackbag Technologies Inc.
BlackBag Technologies is an industry leader in Computer Forensic acquisition and analysis solutions. BlackBag's forensic software is used by hundreds of law enforcement agencies around the world to investigate all types of digital evidence associated with criminal, civil and internal investigations.
price ($mm)
$33
rev ($mm)
$12
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.7x
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closed 10/2/2017 via PR Newswire

Magnet Forensics Inc., acquired Sentinel Data

synopsis: Magnet Forensics, a global leader in developing digital investigation software, announces its acquisition of Sentinel Data. Sentinel is a digital forensic software company that created Atlas – a digital evidence case and lab management solution. Atlas pulls together collaboration, evidence management, resource management, budgeting and more.
buyer: Magnet Forensics Inc.
Magnet Forensics is a Canada-based leader in the development of digital investigation software that acquires, analyzes and shares evidence from computers, smartphones, the cloud and more. Magnet Forensics helps examiners and investigators fight crime, protect assets and guard national security. "
target: Sentinel Data
Sentinel Data is a digital forensic software company that created Atlas – a digital evidence case and lab management solution. Atlas is a thorough management solution that pulls together collaboration, evidence management, resource management, budgeting and more.
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closed 12/1/2016 via Yahoo, Inc.

IST Research, acquired Rescue Forensics

synopsis: IST Research, which creates and offers proven technology to address human security challenges, announced its acquisition of Rescue Forensics, a Y Combinator-funded analytical platform and a leading intelligence solution for law enforcement, prosecutors and intelligence analysts.
buyer: IST Research
Founded in 2008, IST Research was created to explore the possibilities created by the development of technology within new and challenging operational environments. The company's Pulse Platform allows organizations to gain a comprehensive understanding of complex human security challenges. "
target: Rescue Forensics
Rescue Ops is a digital forensic that archives massive quantities of data from classified advertisement websites specializing in commercial sex ads for law enforcement agencies to use in anti-trafficking investigations.
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closed 6/27/2018 via Company Press Release

Vigilant Solutions, acquired Shotcaller Global Inc.

synopsis: Vigilant Solutions, a global machine vision and data analytics company, has acquired the assets of ShotCaller Global Inc., developer of GunOps and DNAOps investigative solutions for law enforcement. GunOps and DNAOps are web-based interactive investigation tools.
buyer: Vigilant Solutions
Vigilant Solutions’ technology helps law enforcement solve crimes faster to keep officers and communities safe. Vigilant Solutions provides license plate recognition, facial recognition and ballistic analysis to deliver intelligence to agencies across the globe. "
target: Shotcaller Global Inc.
Shotcaller Global Inc. is a small but agile group of business, law enforcement and technical experts delivering a field proven and robust GunOps™ cloud-based web solution, located in Anaheim, California.
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closed 1/6/2020 via BusinessWire

Cubic Corporation, acquired PIXIA Corp

synopsis: Cubic, a market-leading global provider of innovative, mission-critical solutions, has acquired PIXIA, the industry leader in high-performance scalable data access solutions. PIXIA offers cloud-based platforms designed to access and manage large amounts of imagery data, wide-area motion imagery and geospatial data for U.S. intelligence agencies.
buyer: Cubic Corporation (CUB:$1,496.48)
Cubic is a technology-driven, market-leading provider of integrated solutions that increase situational understanding for transportation, defense C4ISR, and training customers worldwide to decrease urban congestion and improve the militaries’ effectiveness and operational readiness. "
target: PIXIA Corp
PIXIA is the industry leader in high-performance scalable data access solutions. PIXIA offers cloud-based platforms designed to access and manage large amounts of imagery data, wide-area motion imagery and geospatial data for U.S. intelligence agencies and other government customers.
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closed 10/4/2017 via PR Newswire

Hexagon AB, acquired Luciad NV

synopsis: Hexagon AB, a leading global provider of information technologies that drive productivity and quality across geospatial and industrial enterprise applications, announces the acquisition of Luciad, a Belgian-based software company specialising in the visualisation and analysis of real-time geospatial information.
buyer: Hexagon AB (OM:HEXA B:$4,287.07)
Hexagon is a provider of information technology solutions that drive productivity & quality across geospatial & industrial landscapes. Hexagon’s solutions integrate sensors, software, domain knowledge & customer workflows into intelligent information ecosystems that deliver actionable information. "
target parent: Gimv
target: Luciad NV
Luciad is a Belgian-based software company specialising in the visualisation and analysis of real-time geospatial information. Luciad's visualisation technologies support live connections to dynamic sensor feeds in a 3D environment.
price ($mm)
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$19
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closed 6/21/2013 via Company Press Release

Gimv, acquired Luciad NV

synopsis: European investment company Gimv and Luciad management announced the acquisition by Gimv of a majority stake in Luciad, the world market leader in high performance Geospatial Situational Awareness software, with focus on the security and the aviation industries.
buyer: Gimv (GIMB:$244.30)
Gimv is a European investment company with experience in private equity and venture capital. Gimv currently manages around 1.8 billion EUR (including third party funds) of investments in 85 portfolio companies. "
target: Luciad NV
Luciad develops software solutions for high performance visualization of geospatial information over networks.
price ($mm)
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$15
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closed 6/15/2011 via BusinessWire

Intrado, Inc., acquired Contact One, Inc.

synopsis: Intrado, a provider of 911 technology solutions, announced the acquisition of Contact One, a leader in integrated 9-1-1 geographic information system (GIS) data management solutions for public safety. This key expansion of its GIS service portfolio allows Intrado to provide customers with a graphical Master Street Address Guide management tool.
buyer parent: Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P.
buyer: Intrado, Inc.
In business for more than 30 years, Intrado, Inc. has maintained a focus and passion for saving lives and supporting the needs of public safety. Agencies and telecommunication services providers throughout the world depend on Intrado for emergency communication services and technology. "
target: Contact One, Inc.
Contact One is a leader in integrated 9-1-1 geographic information system (GIS) data management solutions for public safety. Contact One was founded in 2000 with a passion to reduce public safety response times through easy-to-use software while providing accurate 9-1-1 and GIS data.
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closed 12/12/2018 via PR Newswire

Truepic, acquired Fourandsix

synopsis: Truepic announced its acquisition of Fourandsix Technologies, Inc., a San Jose-based computer software company that specializes in digital photo forensics. Truepic will be acquiring all intellectual property and software, including the "Izitru" code base, one of the internet's most advanced image forensics technologies.
buyer: Truepic
Truepic is the leading image authentication platform for anyone looking to verify photos or videos. Truepic provides trust in digital images by bolstering the value of authentic photos and videos, while leading the fight against deceptive ones. "
target: Fourandsix
Fourandsix Technologies, Inc. is dedicated to the nascent field of image forensics—the analysis of digital images to determine their origin, editing history, and authenticity, or to reveal latent details that might be hard to discover with the naked eye.
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closed 3/10/2017 via Company Press Release

Aligned Assets Limited, acquired Aligned Assets Limited

synopsis: Andy Hird, Managing Director, and Dinesh Thanigasalam, Product Manager, completed a management buyout of Aligned Assets, a UK based address management software company. Founded in 1966, Aligned Assets have been at the forefront of developing gazetteer and GIS software solutions for local authorities, emergency services and the commercial sector.
buyer: Aligned Assets Limited
Aligned Assets creates industry-leading software that makes it simple to validate, manage and share address management and location data. Their gazetteer and GIS solutions are developed for local authorities, the emergency services and the commercial sector. "
target: Aligned Assets Limited
Aligned Assets creates industry-leading software that makes it simple to validate, manage and share address management and location data. Their gazetteer and GIS solutions are developed for local authorities, the emergency services and the commercial sector.
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closed 11/13/2013 via PR Web

Zuercher Technologies, LLC, acquired BullBerry Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Zuercher Technologies, LLC, a leading provider of public safety software solutions, announced its acquisition of BullBerry Systems, Inc., a mapping technology company with a focus on improving emergency services response times by providing intuitive and intelligent mapping applications.
buyer: Zuercher Technologies, LLC
Zuercher Technologies, LLC is a software company on a mission to provide public safety professionals with the highest quality, easiest to use, and best supported software possible. Founded in 2003, Zuercher Technologies is based in Sioux Falls, SD. "
target: BullBerry Systems, Inc.
BullBerry Systems, Inc. has been providing high quality mapping technology for the public safety industry. Their primary goal is to develop mapping software that will decrease emergency response time by providing intuitive and intelligent mapping applications.
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closed 6/3/2016 via Company Press Release

James Fisher and Sons plc, acquired Return to Scene Ltd

synopsis: James Fisher and Sons plc has announced the acquisition of Return to Scene Ltd. Return To Scene Ltd. ("R2S") provides asset management products and services. R2S offers visual asset management services that is used to take 360 degree spherical photographs of locations and buildings of three dimensional models.
buyer: James Fisher and Sons plc (LSE:FSJ:$636.29)
James Fisher and Sons plc has developed unparalleled operational expertise in the marine environment, providing comprehensive products, services and support to the oil and gas, marine renewables, shipping and defence industries. "
target parent: SeaEnergy PLC
target: Return to Scene Ltd
Return To Scene Ltd. provides asset management products and services. The Company offers visual asset management services that is used to take 360 degree spherical photographs of locations and buildings of three dimensional models.
price ($mm)
$2.75
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/5/2015 via PR Newswire

FARO Technologies, Inc., acquired ARAS 360 Technologies Inc.

synopsis: FARO Technologies, Inc., the world's most trusted source for 3D measurement, imaging, and realization technology, announces the acquisition of ARAS 360 Technologies Inc., a global leader in the development of accident and crime reconstruction, simulation and animation software.
buyer: FARO Technologies, Inc. (FARO:$325.21)
FARO is the world's most trusted source for 3D measurement technology. The Company develops and markets computer-aided measurement and imaging devices and software. Technology from FARO permits high-precision 3D measurement, imaging and comparison of parts and complex structures. "
target: ARAS 360 Technologies Inc.
Founded in 2010 and headquartered in Kamloops, British Columbia, ARAS produces a full suite of accident and crime reconstruction software tools that offer advanced graphics, advanced analytical tools, and the ability to work with large point cloud data sets from 3D laser scanners.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/24/2012 via BNC Analysis

SeaEnergy PLC, acquired Return to Scene Ltd

synopsis: Energy services firm SeaEnergy has acquired Aberdeen-based 3D computer modelling firm Return to Scene Ltd in a deal worth up to £10 million. The North Sea-focused company provides 3D modelling for oil and gas installations and virtual models which are used to compile maintenance and performance data.
buyer: SeaEnergy PLC (AIM:SEA:$9.93)
SeaEnergy PLC establishes an offshore energy services business, which aims to provide access and other services to the expanding offshore wind industry as well as to other offshore energy clients, and also holds a number of investments in oil & gas. "
target: Return to Scene Ltd
Return to Scene initially provided services to police and court services to create 3D modelling of crime scenes and evidence gathering but has since turned its focus on developing the technology for use in the oil and gas sector.
price ($mm)
$7.85
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
5.1x
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/3/2012 via PR Newswire

SECURUS Technologies, Inc., acquired THREADS

synopsis: Securus Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of inmate audio and video communications and investigative technologies, announced the acquisition of DirectHit Systems, Inc., a provider of sophisticated investigative, data analysis tools for law enforcement and corrections clients in North America.
buyer parent: Castle Harlan Inc.
buyer: SECURUS Technologies, Inc.
Securus Technologies, Inc. is one of the largest providers of detainee communications and information management solutions, serving approximately 2,200 correctional facilities and more than 850,000 inmates nationwide. "
target: THREADS
DirectHit Systems provides sophisticated investigative data analysis tools for law enforcement and corrections clients in North America. THREADS™ is a world class set of software/algorithms that assists high profile law enforcement and corrections agencies to solve and prevent crimes.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/5/2007 via

thincSoft, LLC, purchased intellectual property rights of SSS Research from SSS Research

synopsis: thincSoft, LLC has finalized an agreement with the founders of SSS Research to acquire the intellectual property rights of SSS Research. Under this agreement, SSS Research will remain an independent consulting entity focused exclusively on delivering geospatial visualization solutions and services to the United States Department of Defense.
buyer: thincSoft, LLC
thincSoft has developed a unique Visual Intelligence product set – thincVIew and thincTrax – which bring together the power of geospatial visualization technology and business intelligence into a thin-client SOA-compliant platform. "
seller: SSS Research
SSS Research Inc. is an emerging growth, highly motivated software research and development firm. The company was founded with the mission to improve our capability to analyze, visualize, and manipulate information.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 2/25/2019 via Company Press Release

Hexagon AB, will acquire Thermopylae Sciences and Technology

synopsis: Hexagon AB, a global leader in digital solutions, announced the signing of an agreement to acquire Thermopylae Sciences and Technology, a software provider primarily focused on the U.S. government and defense market that specialists in geospatial applications, mobile frameworks, and cloud computing.
buyer: Hexagon AB (OM:HEXA B:$4,287.07)
Hexagon is a global leader in digital solutions that create Autonomous Connected Ecosystems (ACE), a state where data is connected seamlessly through the convergence of the physical world with the digital, and intelligence is built-in to all processes. "
target: Thermopylae Sciences and Technology
Thermopylae Sciences and Technology is a software provider primarily focused on the U.S. government and defense market that specializes in geospatial applications, mobile frameworks, and cloud computing for enhanced location intelligence.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/23/2016 via BNC Analysis

1Spatial Holdings PLC, acquired Laser Scan, Inc.

synopsis: 1Spatial has acquired an additional 26% stake in Laser Scan, Inc. (LSI), taking 1Spatial's total holding in LSI to 73%. Laser Scan, Inc. (LSI) provides the software solutions and services that manage some of the world’s largest spatial big data.
buyer: 1Spatial Holdings PLC (AIM:SPA:$22.22)
1Spatial manages the world’s largest spatial big data and works with users and creators of the largest geospatial databases, helping them collect, store, manage and interpret location-specific information. "
target: Laser Scan, Inc.
Laser Scan, Inc. (LSI) provides the software solutions and services that manage some of the world’s largest spatial big data. They work with users and creators of the largest geospatial databases on earth, helping them to create, collect, manage, publish and interpret location-specific information.
price ($mm)
$1.57*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/4/2013 via BNC Analysis

Polaris Industries, Inc., acquired Primordial, Inc.

synopsis: Polaris Industries Inc. has acquired Primordial Inc., a developer of software that plans fast and stealthy routes for soldiers. Their software products include Ground Guidance, used by U.S. Army soldiers to navigate dangerous off-road terrain, and Ooze, a crowd-sourced mapping application for businesses and government agencies.
buyer: Polaris Industries, Inc. (PII:$3,637.55)
Polaris Industries is a manufacturer of off-road vehicles, motorcycles, snowmobiles, Gem Electric vehicles, commercial vehicles, and government vehicles. The company is headquartered in Medina, Minnesota. "
target: Primordial, Inc.
Primordial is a geographic information system (GIS) software company. Their Ground Guidance software is used by U.S. Army soldiers use to navigate dangerous off-road terrain. The company later launched Ooze, a crowd-sourced mapping application it sells to businesses and government agencies.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/1/2012 via PR Newswire

China TransInfo Technology Corp., acquired China TransInfo Technology Corp.

synopsis: China TransInfo Technology Corp, which makes 2D and 3D geography information system software for the Chinese government, has been taken private by its CEO. The company is a leading provider of end-to-end intelligent transportation systems and related comprehensive technology solutions servicing the transportation industry in China.
buyer: China TransInfo Technology Corp. (CTFO:$122.73)
China TransInfo Technology Corp. was founded in 2000 with headquarters in Beijing. The company is a leading provider of end-to-end intelligent transportation systems and related comprehensive technology solutions servicing the transportation industry in China. "
target parent: SAIF Partners
target: China TransInfo Technology Corp. (CTFO:$122.73)
China TransInfo Technology Corp. is a leading provider of end-to-end intelligent transportation systems and related comprehensive technology solutions servicing the transportation industry in China. The company was founded in 2000 with headquarters in Beijing.
price ($mm)[EV]
$112 [$86]*
rev ($mm)
$159
EBITDA ($mm)
$19
EV / rev
0.9x
EV / EBITDA
8.1x

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