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closed 7/24/2017 via Company Press Release

Blackstone Group LP, acquired Clarion Events, Ltd.

synopsis: Private equity funds managed by Blackstone announce the acquisition of Clarion Events, one of the world’s leading independent events organisers, from private equity funds managed by Providence Equity Partners. Clarion operates and delivers over 180 events and exhibitions in more than 50 countries globally.
buyer: Blackstone Group LP(BX:$6,331.38)
Blackstone is one of the world’s leading investment firms. They seek to create positive economic impact and long-term value for their investors, the companies they invest in, and the communities in which they work. They use extraordinary people and flexible capital to help companies solve problems.
target parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
target: Clarion Events, Ltd.
Clarion Events is one of the world’s leading events organisers, producing and delivering innovative and market-leading events since 1947. In more recent times the firm has grown into a truly international business, with a portfolio of events and media brands across a range of vertical markets.
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announced 7/24/2017 via PR Newswire

Internet Brands, Inc., will acquire WebMD Corporation

synopsis: WebMD Health Corp., the leading source of health information, and Internet Brands, a KKR portfolio company, announced that Internet Brands has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire WebMD. Internet Brands is a fully integrated online media and software services organization focused on Automotive, Health, Legal and Home / Travel.
closed 7/24/2017 via PR Newswire

Scorpion, acquired Driven Local

synopsis: Scorpion, an award-winning, full-service Internet marketing company, has acquired Driven Local, a leading digital marketing company. Driven Local is known for its high-quality search campaigns, industry-leading client retention rate, and leadership in providing digital marketing solutions for companies in the franchise and home services markets.
announced 7/24/2017 via Market Wire

ProBility Media Corp., will acquire Cranbury International

synopsis: ProBility Media Corp., an EdTech company building the first full-service training and career advancement brand for the skilled trades, announced that it has signed a binding letter of intent to purchase Cranbury International, an exporter of educational and reference materials, located in Montpelier, Vermont.
announced 7/24/2017 via PR Newswire

Aptos Inc, will acquire TXT Retail

synopsis: Aptos, Inc., a recognized market leader in retail technology solutions, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire TXT Retail, the leading global provider of end-to-end merchandise lifecycle management solutions for the apparel, luxury, specialty and general retail sectors.
closed 7/24/2017 via BusinessWire

Checkmarx, acquired Codebashing

synopsis: Checkmarx, a global leader in application security testing solutions, announced its acquisition of Codebashing, a leading application security education company that delivers Game-like AppSec Training for Developers.
closed 7/24/2017 via PR Newswire

GENUI Partners, acquired Acrolinx GmbH

synopsis: Acrolinx, the leading provider of AI software for enterprise content creation, announced the majority acquisition and equity growth funding by GENUI. Acrolinx is the only AI software platform that uses a unique linguistic engine to "read" content and provide immediate guidance and powerful analytics to make it more effective.
closed 7/24/2017 via PR Newswire

Kayak.com, acquired Momondo Group

synopsis: The Momondo Group, which operates momondo, a leading European travel meta engine that offers flights, hotels and car rentals, and Cheapflights, a leading global flight comparison and travel deals publishing platform, have been acquired by The Priceline Group's leading travel meta brand, KAYAK.
closed 7/14/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Warner Music Group, acquired Songkick

synopsis: Warner Music Group (WMG), an American multinational entertainment and record label conglomerate, has acquired selected assets from Songkick, the award-winning live music platform that attracts 15 million fans a month. The deal includes Songkick's concert discovery app and website as well as the Songkick trademark.
buyer parent:Access Industries
buyer: Warner Music Group
Warner Music Group is home to a collection of the best-known record labels in the music industry including Asylum, Atlantic, East West, Elektra, Fueled By Ramen, Nonesuch, Reprise, Rhino, Roadrunner, Rykodisc, Sire, Warner Bros. and Word, as well as Warner/Chappell Music.
target: Songkick
Songkick has been the trusted home for live music since 2007. Right now, more than 15 million music fans across the globe use Songkick to track their favorite artists, discover new concerts and buy fairly priced tickets under one roof.
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announced 7/14/2017 via Company Press Release

Altice N.V., will acquire Media Capital S.G.P.S.

synopsis: Altice N.V. announces that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Promotora de Informaciones, S.A (“Prisa”) to acquire Prisa’s 94.7% stake in Media Capital SGPS, SA (“Media Capital”). Media Capital is a leading Portuguese media group with audience leadership positions in both TV and radio.
closed 7/14/2017 via PR Newswire

Stagwell Group, purchased TV Pilot Testing Assets from The Nielsen Company, Inc.

synopsis: The Stagwell Group, a registered investment advisory company, announced its acquisition of certain assets from Nielsen related to television pilot products and services, including pilot testing services and the promotional testing and consumer tracking of those pilots.
closed 7/14/2017 via BNC Analysis

Eatigo, acquired Ressy Technology Pvt Ltd

synopsis: TripAdvisor-backed restaurant reservation app Eatigo has entered the Indian market with the acquisition of Ressy, an app that provides last-minute deals and discounts at restaurants.
announced 7/14/2017 via Company Press Release

Tamedia AG, will acquire Neo Advertising SA

synopsis: Tamedia is planning to acquire a majority stake in Neo Advertising. Neo Advertising is one of Switzerland’s leading companies in the area of so-called out-of-home advertising. The company operates and markets around 12,000 digital and analogue outdoor advertising spaces both in German-speaking and French-speaking Switzerland.
closed 7/14/2017 via Company Press Release

Hub International Limited, acquired MillsonJames, LLC

synopsis: Hub International Limited, a leading global insurance brokerage, announced that it has acquired the assets of MillsonJames LLC. Based in Winter Park, Florida, MillsonJames specializes in human resources technology consulting services, advising brokers and employers on HR and benefits technology.
closed 7/14/2017 via BNC Analysis

Uber Technologies, Inc., acquired Complex Polygon, Inc.

synopsis: Uber has acqui-hired Swipe Labs (Complex Polygon), the social product studio run by Marwan Roushdy. Complex Polygon designs, builds and launches mobile applications with the purpose of bringing people closer together. Complex Polygon has built four apps for sharing photos, videos and group texts.
closed 7/14/2017 via PE Hub

PRO EM Party & Event Rentals, acquired Universal Resource Supply, LLC

synopsis: PRO EM Party & Event Rentals, a single, one-stop source for events of any size, has acquired Universal Resource Supply, LLC (URS), a nationwide event rental company specializing in major event planning and execution. From movie premieres, festivals, corporate parties and sporting events, and backyard barbeques, URS has served all types of events.
closed 7/13/2017 via PR Web

Paster Training, Inc., acquired Instruis Publishing Company, Inc.

synopsis: Instruis Publishing Company is excited to announce the acquisition of Instruis Publishing Company (IPC) by the new CEO Tara Paster. IPC is a publisher specializing in training for the food and alcohol industries. Tara Paster is the president and owner of Paster Training, a food and beverage training company.
closed 7/13/2017 via Company Press Release

Big Mobile, acquired Made Media Limited (NZ)

synopsis: Big Mobile, APAC's leading independent mobile ad tech company, has acquired Made Media, a New Zealand Mobile Display Advertising company that helps brands & organisations target and reach their audience. Made Media combine their extensive media experience and digital expertise with the most transparent and detailed display inventory in the country.
closed 7/13/2017 via BNC Analysis

Arrowgrass Capital Partners LLP, acquired Lendico

synopsis: Rocket Internet has sold its majority stake in German startup Lendico to Arrowgrass. Lendico is a German p2p lending marketplace. Arrowgrass, a UK hedge fund, was among the investors in Lendico’s 2015 round.
closed 7/13/2017 via BNC Analysis

Paytm, acquired Insider.in

synopsis: Paytm, India's biggest digital payments startup, has acquired a majority stake in Insider.in, an online ticketing and events platform. Insider.in is curated lifestyle platform that lets users discover and buy the best in events, travel and food in India.
announced 7/13/2017 via PR Newswire

accesso Technology Group, plc., will acquire The Experience Engine

synopsis: accesso Technology Group plc, the premier technology solutions provider to leisure, entertainment and cultural markets, plans to acquire The Experience Engine™ (TE2), the leader in experience-driven, personalized advertisement and content delivery for connected consumers.
announced 7/13/2017 via PR Newswire

IMS Internet Media Services, will acquire Httpool

synopsis: IMS Internet Media Services (IMS), a subsidiary of Sony Pictures Television Networks and one of the largest digital ad sales and media buying companies in Latin America, announced it has reached an agreement to acquire a majority stake in Httpool, an international cross channel ad network with a presence in Central and Eastern Europe and Asia.
closed 7/13/2017 via BusinessWire

Resolver, Inc., acquired Global AlertLink

synopsis: Resolver, a provider of incident management software that supports the response and recovery process of unplanned events, has acquired Global AlertLink. Global AlertLink's solution integrates planning tools, incident management, emergency notification and risk management in one application.Their solution helps organizations save money and time.
closed 7/13/2017 via Yahoo, Inc.

NeoCloud, purchased Cloud Service Business from Business Intelligence 101, Inc.

synopsis: NeoCloud announced that it has acquired the cloud services business of Business Intelligence 101 (Bi101). Bi101's customers will now have access to NeoCloud's comprehensive suite of solution offerings that include identity management, servers, voice solutions, data migration, email, security, website hosting and more.
closed 7/13/2017 via PR Newswire

ST Acquisition Holdings, LLC, acquired The Chicago Sun-Times

synopsis: ST Acquisition Holdings, LLC, a group organized by the Chicago Federation of Labor (CFL) and Edwin Eisendrath, announced the finalization of its acquisition of the Wrapports, LLC properties of the Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Reader and the straightdope.com website.
closed 7/13/2017 via BNC Analysis

Oildex, purchased Financial Data Exchange Products from PDS Energy Information, Inc.

synopsis: Oildex, a service of Transzap, Inc., announced it has acquired the financial and accounting data exchange products and services of PDS Energy Information, Inc. This includes PDS's Owner Relations products and services, creates the #1 digital data exchange platform and network in the oil and gas industry.
closed 7/13/2017 via BusinessWire

Genoa Healthcare, acquired Medication Management Systems, Inc.

synopsis: The nation’s leading behavioral health pharmacy and telepsychiatry company, Genoa, a QoL Healthcare Company, announced the acquisition of Medication Management Systems, Inc., a Minneapolis-based provider of comprehensive medication therapy management services and technology for complex high-risk patients.
closed 7/13/2017 via PR Newswire

ST Acquisition Holdings, LLC, acquired AnswersMedia Inc.

synopsis: ST Acquisition Holdings, LLC, a group organized by the Chicago Federation of Labor (CFL) and Edwin Eisendrath, has acquired AnswersMedia, a fully integrated production studio specializing in creative content for broadcast and the web. Both companies are based in Chicago.
*Price paid does not equal Enterprise Value as the buyer aqcuired less than 100% of target
closed 7/8/2017 via BNC Analysis

Amazon.com, Inc., acquired GameSparks

synopsis: Amazon has acquired GameSparks, a Dublin and York based company that makes tools for video game developers. GameSparks targets titles hosted in Amazon’s vast cloud computing data centres, providing the basic background software to get video games online and start making money.
buyer: Amazon.com, Inc.(AMZN:$142,573.00)
Amazon strives to be Earth's most customer-centric company where people can find and discover virtually anything they want to buy online. By giving customers more of what they want—low prices, vast selection, and convenience—Amazon continues to grow and evolve as a world-class e-commerce platform.
target: GameSparks
GameSparks is a cloud-based platform for games developers to help them build the server-side features of their games and then manage their games as a service post launch. It provides developers with a single integrated tool to build server components without ever having to set up and run a server.
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closed 7/7/2017 via PR Web

NXTurn, LLC, acquired Upilio Consulting

synopsis: NXTurn, LLC, a Fort Lauderdale-based Oracle NetSuite Solution Partner, announced the acquisition of California-based Oracle NetSuite partner, Upilio Consulting. Upilio serves some of the world's leading brands including Abila, Dodge Data & Analytics, eFolder, Inc., Formlabs, Younique, Giraux Fine Jewelry and Traemand to name a few.
closed 7/7/2017 via BNC Analysis

Capgemini, acquired RDI Brasil

synopsis: Capgemini bought the software company RDI Brazil, which operates exclusively for the chain McDonald's. RDI provides software development, testing, deployment and support services for POS (point-of-sale). With the transaction, Capgemini will hold 100% of the equity interest in RDI, currently owned by McDonald's Corporation
closed 7/7/2017 via Company Press Release

OptiGroup AB, acquired Stadsing A/S

synopsis: OptiGroup AB, a business-to-business distributor of business essentials, has acquired Stadsing A/S, an online retailer of cleaning products and professional cleaning solutions for public and private companies in 28 countries. Stadsing takes pride in offering cleaning articles of high quality while also offering competitive prices.
announced 7/7/2017 via Reuters

Triumph Corporation ltd., will acquire Phinis Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Triumph Corporation ltd., a holding company that is focused on information technology, equipment manufacturing, and real estate businesses, will acquire Phinis Co., Ltd., an IT company. Phinis specializes in working with JP1, an integrated system operations management software. They do all the work needed for implementing JP1 for businesses.
closed 7/13/2017 via PR Newswire

Mastech, Inc., acquired InfoTrellis Inc

synopsis: Mastech Digital, Inc., a leading digital transformation services provider, has completed the acquisition of the services division of InfoTrellis Inc., a Canada-based Data Management & Analytics company.
closed 7/7/2017 via Company Press Release

Continental AG, acquired Quantum Inventions Pte Ltd.

synopsis: Continental AG, a leading expert in vehicle systems and the digitalization of mobility, has acquired Quantum Inventions (QI). QI provides mobility intelligence to consumers, corporations and governments by leveraging on its integrated suite of mobility applications. enterprise logistics and analytics platforms.
closed 7/7/2017 via PR Newswire

Gatesman, acquired Noble Communications

synopsis: Gatesman, one of the fastest-growing, mid-size, privately owned agencies in the U.S., has acquired Noble Communications, an award-winning, 49-year-old marketing communications firm in the Midwest. Since 1969, they have been committed to culinary thought leadership and cutting edge food marketing.
announced 7/7/2017 via BNC Analysis

Asya Infosoft Limited, will acquire Kovid Group Analytics India Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: Asya Infosoft has entered into an agreement to acquire 100% stake in the Kovid Group Analytics India having registered office in Hyderabad which is in the business of providing choices worldwide for high-technology & joint certification courses in the areas of Big Data, Analytics, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence.
announced 7/7/2017 via BNC Analysis

Townsquare Media Group, will purchase 6 Radio Stations from Gamma Broadcasting LLC and Berkshire Broadcasting Co., Inc.

synopsis: Townsquare Media, Inc. announced that it will acquire 6 radio stations and two FM translators in and around the Pittsfield, MA market, from Gamma Broadcasting LLC and Berkshire Broadcasting Co., Inc. The stations include WBEC-FM 95.9, WBEC(AM) 1420, WUPE(AM) 1110, WUPE-FM 100.1, WNAW(AM) 1230, WSBS(AM) 860 and 2 FM translators.
announced 7/7/2017 via BNC Analysis

Future plc, will purchase Home Interest Division from Centaur Media plc

synopsis: Specialist media purveyor Future Publishing will acquire Centaur Media’s Home Interest division. The Home Interest portfolio gives people both the inspiration and practical know-how they need, enabling them to create the homes they want. The portfolio engages daily in digital, monthly in print and at seven live exhibitions across the year.
closed 7/7/2017 via Company Press Release

BDS Marketing, LLC, acquired wowbrands

synopsis: BDS Marketing, LLC. is pleased to announce the acquisition of wowbrands, an award-winning, full-service brand strategy, creative, digital marketing and development agency based in Columbus, Ohio. Founded in 2009, wowbrands has grown exponentially in its eight-year history.
closed 7/7/2017 via Company Press Release

Dennis Publishing Limited, acquired MoneyWeek Ltd

synopsis: Dennis, one of the leading media companies in the UK, announced the acquisition of MoneyWeek Ltd., the UK’s best-selling financial magazine. MoneyWeek is aimed at upmarket, affluent consumers, and it has a superb reputation for independence, consumer focus and investment advice.
closed 7/6/2017 via Company Press Release

Data Systems Analysts, Inc., acquired Project Performance Company, LLC

synopsis: Data Systems Analysts, Inc., a company that provides Defense and Federal Government customers’ business-driven Information Technology and consulting solutions and services, has acquired Project Performance Company, LLC, an IT and Management Consulting firm that delivers solutions to Federal, State, and Local governments and commercial industry.
announced 7/6/2017 via BNC Analysis

Digitalist Group Plc, will acquire Wunderkraut Sweden AB

synopsis: Digitalist Group Plc has signed an agreement to acquire the Swedish company NodeOne Group AB, a parent company of Wunderkraut Sweden. Wunderkraut Sweden is a Swedish digital and web development company with a pioneering track record in helping brands adopting new web technologies without compromising the user experience and easy-to-use services.
closed 7/6/2017 via BusinessWire

Exclusive Networks Group, acquired Fine Tec

synopsis: Exclusive Group, the value-added services and technologies (VAST) group, has acquired Fine Tec. Starting as a value-added distributor (VAD) in the year 2000, Fine Tec has become the heart of an ecosystem comprised of leading and emerging technology vendors who provide network-security and data-integrity solutions.
closed 7/6/2017 via PR Newswire

Cirque du Soleil, acquired Blue Man Group

synopsis: Global entertainment leader Cirque du Soleil announced the acquisition of New-York-based Blue Man Productions, a global live entertainment company best known for the award-winning Blue Man Group show, performed in over 20 countries and seen by more than 35 million people worldwide since 1991.
closed 7/6/2017 via BusinessWire

Fishawack Group, acquired Carling Communications

synopsis: The Fishawack Group of Companies, one of the largest independent medical communications organizations, has acquired the Carling Group of Companies, including Carling Communications and MCME Global. Carling Communications is an agency focused entirely on healthcare marketing, while MCME Global specializes in medical education.
closed 7/6/2017 via BNC Analysis

B3IT Management AB, acquired Sentensia Q AB

synopsis: B3IT Management AB acquires the IT consulting company Sentensia Q AB. Sentensia is a leading public sector consulting company specializing in business development, IT management and procurement. The acquisition strengthens B3IT’s offering to the public sector in the areas of IT management, procurement, law and information security.
announced 7/6/2017 via GlobeNewswire

VITEC Software Group, will acquire MV-Nordic A/S

synopsis: Vitec Software Group AB agreed to acquire all shares in the Danish software company MV-Nordic A/S. The company offers software for the education sector in Denmark, Norway and Sweden. The main product is a cloud-based service for people with difficulties reading.

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