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announced 10/23/2017 via Market Wire

Cisco Systems, Inc., will acquire Broadsoft, Inc.

synopsis: Cisco and BroadSoft announced a definitive agreement for Cisco to acquire BroadSoft, Inc. BroadSoft is the technology innovator in cloud PBX, unified communications, team collaboration, and contact center solutions for businesses. They are a market leader for cloud unified communications with an open, mobile and secure platform.
buyer: Cisco Systems, Inc.(CSCO:$48,005.00)
Cisco is the worldwide technology leader that has been making the Internet work since the company was established. Cisco's people, products, and partners help society securely connect and seize tomorrow's digital opportunity today.
target: Broadsoft, Inc.(BSFT:$354.53)
BroadSoft is the technology innovator in cloud PBX, unified communications, team collaboration, and contact center solutions for businesses. They are a market leader for cloud unified communications with an open, mobile and secure platform.
price($mm)[EV]
$1,977 [$1,817]
rev ($mm)
$355
EBITDA ($mm)
$24
EV / rev
5.3x
EV / EBITDA
76.7x
announced 10/23/2017 via BusinessWire

Gurock Software GmbH, will acquire Ranorex

synopsis: Idera announced an agreement to acquire Ranorex, a provider of cross-platform test automation for desktop, web and mobile software. Ranorex will become part of Idera's Test Management Tools business, which includes TestRail by Gurock. Based in Austria, Ranorex helps clients test applications from a user’s perspective, making it easier to find bugs.
closed 10/23/2017 via BusinessWire

Eastport Holdings, LLC, acquired Bluetext, LLC

synopsis: Bluetext, LLC, one of the fastest growing branding, digital marketing and strategic communications agencies in the U.S., is becoming part of the Eastport Holdings portfolio of agencies. Companies ranging from global enterprises to start-ups turn to Bluetext because of their reputation for designing and executing industry-leading solutions.
closed 10/23/2017 via PR Newswire

Panasonic Corporation, acquired Arimo

synopsis: Panasonic Corporation, a worldwide leader in the development of diverse electronics technologies, announced that it has acquired Arimo Inc., a Mountain View, California-based leader in deep learning and behavioral artificial intelligence (AI). Arimo’s Behavioral AI software is aimed at delivering predictive insights in commercial IoT applications.
closed 10/23/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Serenic Software, acquired K12 Enterprise

synopsis: Sylogist Ltd., a provider of enterprise information management solutions, is pleased to announce that its subsidiary, Serenic Software Inc., has acquired the assets of K12 Enterprise (K12E) and Sunpac Systems (Sunpac), both providers of ERP solutions to the kindergarten to grade 12 local education authorities marketplace in the United States.
closed 10/23/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Nasdaq, Inc., acquired eVestment Alliance, LLC

synopsis: Nasdaq, a leading global provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, information and public company services, has completed the acquisition of eVestment, an industry leading content and analytics provider used by asset managers, investment consultants and asset owners to help facilitate institutional investment decisions.
announced 10/13/2017 via BNC Analysis

Brimstone Investment Corporation Limited, Curro Holdings Limited, will acquire Milpark Education Ltd

synopsis: Curro Holdings, through its subsidiary Stadio Holdings, and Brimstone Investment Corporation have agreed to acquire 100% of Milpark Education. Curro will acquire a 70% stake in Milpark, and Brimstone will acquire a 30% stake. Milpark was established in 1997 as one of the first private providers of higher education in South Africa.
buyer: Curro Holdings Limited(JSE:COH:$148.59)
buyer: Brimstone Investment Corporation Limited(JSE:COH:$209.63)
Curro Holdings Limited acquires, develops, and manages private schools in South Africa. Their mission is to make quality independent school education accessible to more learners. Curro also provides full-time teacher education qualifications, as well as in-service training for practising teachers.
target parent: Apollo Education Group Inc.
target: Milpark Education Ltd
Milpark Education was one of the first private providers of higher management education in South Africa and is a leading provider of Higher Education and Further Education and Training qualifications. Milpark's MBA has been rated in the Top 10 of Accredited Business Schools in South Africa.
price ($mm)
$23
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closed 10/13/2017 via PE Hub

Calligo, acquired 3 Peaks Inc.

synopsis: Calligo, an innovative cloud service provider that offers mid-sized companies the highest levels of data privacy and security, has acquired 3 Peaks. 3 Peaks is a cloud provider that offers a complete set of services including email, website hosting, backups and infrastructure as a service.
closed 10/13/2017 via BusinessWire

Teleperformance SA, acquired Wibilong, SAS

synopsis: Teleperformance has acquired French start-up Wibilong, a pioneer in collaborative brand and consumer solutions. Wibilong provides digital businesses with a SaaS (software as a service) platform that generates huge amounts of content through product discussions, thanks to the creation and activation of consumer communities.
closed 10/13/2017 via BNC Analysis

Centre France Publicite, acquired Pecheur.com

synopsis: The e-commerce site Pecheur.com has been acquired by the Centre France Publicité S.A, based in Clermont-Ferrand, France, which is intensifying its digital transformation strategy. Pecheur.com - a leading European online retailer of fishing, hunting and outdoor activities - has more than 700,000 customers since its launch in 2002.
announced 10/13/2017 via Company Press Release

Nemetschek, will acquire RISA Technologies, Inc.

synopsis: Nemetschek, a globally leading software provider for the AEC industry, has agreed to acquire RISA Technologies, one of the most popular structural engineering software suites in the US. RISA Technologies' products are used for towers, skyscrapers, airports, stadiums, petrochemical facilities, bridges, roller coasters and everything in between.
announced 10/13/2017 via PR Newswire

Fandango, will acquire MovieTickets.com

synopsis: Fandango, a leading digital network for all things movies, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire MovieTickets.com, a popular online movie ticketer serving moviegoers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Latin America.
closed 10/13/2017 via PR Web

Zillionize, acquired Silver Siphon

synopsis: Zillionize, an Angel Investment Firm that invests in fast growing startups, has acquired Silver Siphon, a SaaS application that syncs Stripe bank feeds with the Xero online bookkeeping and accounting software. Silver Siphon saves businesses huge amounts of time by handling tedious accounting tasks.
closed 10/13/2017 via Company Press Release

Transport & Offshore Services Holding B.V., acquired Maritime Human Resources BV

synopsis: Transport & Offshore Services (TOS), an international supplier of nautical and technical personnel, announced the acquisition of Maritime Human Resources BV (MHR). MHR offers senior secondary vocational students a learning and working environment for the work-based learning pathway. MHR also provides temporary employment in the maritime sector.
closed 10/12/2017 via GlobeNewswire

O2 Investment Partners, LLC, acquired MHC Software, Inc.

synopsis: O2 Investment Partners has acquired a controlling interest in MHC Software Inc. of Burnsville, Minn., a maker of document-management and electronic transaction processing software for thousands of businesses nationwide.
closed 10/12/2017 via Company Press Release

Tinkoff Bank, acquired CloudPayments, LLC

synopsis: TCS Group Holding PLC, Russia’s leading provider of online retail financial services via its Tinkoff.ru financial supermarket, announced the purchase of a 55% controlling stake in CloudPayments, an innovative developer of online payment solutions. The CloudPayments system is a universal processing system for processing payments with bankcards.
closed 10/12/2017 via BNC Analysis

CMIT Solutions, Inc. merged with Infotek Consulting LLC,

synopsis: CMIT Solutions, a provider of information technology services to the small and medium-sized business community, has merged with InfoTek, a Professional and Technical services firm specializing in Deltek® and Microsoft® ERP, IBM Cognos®, Software as a Service (SaaS), Hardware as a Service (HaaS) and custom software development solutions.
closed 10/12/2017 via Company Press Release

Privé Managers, acquired Wealth

synopsis: Privé, a leader in FinTech solutions, has acquired WEALTH, Asia’s premier online marketplace of wealth services for affluent and high net worth individuals. Through WEALTH, investors can easily find and connect with wealth service providers, including private banks, independent asset managers, financial advisors, trust specialists and tax advisors.
closed 10/12/2017 via Company Press Release

Skill & You, acquired Educatel

synopsis: Skill & You, the leading vocational e-learning group in France, has acquired Educatel, a provider of distance learning services in France. Educatel offers a variety of online courses for in-demand jobs such as automobile mechanics, construction managers, accountants, electricians, and more.
closed 10/12/2017 via PR Web

YASH Technologies, acquired Codiant Software Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: YASH Technologies, a leading technology service and outsourcing partner for global companies, has acquired Codiant Software Technologies, a global mobile application development company with operations in the USA, UK, and India. Headquartered in East Moline, IL, Codiant specializes in e-commerce & m-commerce applications development.
closed 10/12/2017 via PR Newswire

UPMC WorkPartners, acquired HCMS Group LLC

synopsis: UPMC WorkPartners, a leading provider of integrated health and productivity solutions, has acquired HCMS Group, a privately-held health information service company. HCMS Group offers cloud-based solutions that provide essential health information for better decision-making.
closed 10/12/2017 via BNC Analysis

The North Alliance, acquired Hello Group A/S

synopsis: The North Alliance, a provider of design, technology, and communication solutions, has acquired the Hello Group, a Danish strategic design company that creates empowering and delightful digital products and services. Hello's work is custom built by storytellers and strategists with a flair for crafting ideas that are digitally fascinating.
closed 10/12/2017 via BNC Analysis

Internet Fusion Ltd., acquired Surfdome Shop, Ltd.

synopsis: Internet Fusion, a global online retailer catering to every market from outdoor lifestyle to equestrian, has acquired Surfdome from Surfstitch, an online surf and fashion retailer. Surfdome is a lifestyle and board sports online retailer. They offer the world’s most popular lifestyle brands, including the best Surf, Snow and Skate brands.
closed 10/12/2017 via BusinessWire

j2 Global, Inc., acquired StreamSend, Inc.

synopsis: j2 Global, Inc., the global provider of Internet services and digital media, has completed its acquisition of StreamSend, an innovative email marketing and behavioral marketing automation provider which provides a strategic marketing tool to small and midsize businesses to assist them with the creation and delivery of successful email campaigns.
announced 10/12/2017 via PR Newswire

Survey Sampling International will be merged with Research Now Group, Inc.,

synopsis: Research Now Group, Inc., a global leader in digital research data for better insights and business decisions, announced that they have signed a merger agreement with Survey Sampling International (SSI), a premier global provider of data solutions and technology for consumer and business-to-business survey research.
closed 10/12/2017 via PE Hub

Equistone Partners Europe, acquired Inspired Thinking Group Limited

synopsis: Equistone Partners Europe has acquired a majority stake Inspired Thinking Group (“ITG”), a Birmingham-headquartered technology-led provider of outsourced marketing services. ITG helps global brands and retailers deliver their multi-channel marketing more efficiently and effectively, utilising its proprietary software platform, “MediaCentre”.
*Price paid does not equal Enterprise Value as the buyer aqcuired less than 100% of target
closed 10/7/2017 via PE Hub

Marlin Equity Partners, acquired AppRiver

synopsis: AppRiver, LLC, a leading provider of cloud-based cybersecurity and productivity software and services, announced that it has secured a majority investment from Marlin Equity Partners, a global private equity firm with over $6.7 billion of capital under management.
buyer: Marlin Equity Partners
Marlin Equity Partners is a global investment firm with over $6.7 billion of capital under management that is focused on providing corporate parents, shareholders and other stakeholders with tailored solutions that meet their business and liquidity needs.
target: AppRiver
AppRiver is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) application provider offering award-winning email and Web security solutions to businesses of all sizes.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/6/2017 via Company Press Release

QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited, acquired Hobsons Solutions

synopsis: QS Quacquarelli Symonds has acquired Hobsons Solutions, the international division of Hobsons, Inc. Hobsons Solutions is the leading provider of international enrolment management solutions to universities worldwide. Hobson Solutions helps clients mitigate risk and build sustainable recruitment strategies in an increasingly complex marketplace.
announced 10/6/2017 via BusinessWire

Guidewire Software, Inc., will acquire Cyence

synopsis: Guidewire Software, Inc. and Cyence, Inc. announced that the companies have entered into a definitive agreement for Guidewire to acquire Cyence. Cyence is a software company that applies data science and risk analytics to enable P&C insurers to grow by underwriting “21st century risks” that have gone underinsured or uninsured.
closed 10/6/2017 via PR Newswire

The Construction Journal, Ltd, acquired ConstructionReports.com

synopsis: Construction Journal announced that it has acquired ConstructionReports.com, a cloud-based regional provider of collaborative, construction information located in Phoenix, Arizona. ConstructionReports.com is the leading construction bidding and lead service for commercial contractors.
closed 10/6/2017 via BNC Analysis

MoneyFarm, acquired Ernest Ltd

synopsis: Moneyfarm, the U.K.-headquartered “digital wealth manager,” has acquired the technology behind personal finance chatbot Ernest. Ernest is a smart chatbot that helps with money management by answering questions and proactively giving insight into an individual's personal finances.
closed 10/6/2017 via BNC Analysis

SmoothWall Limited, acquired SmoothWall Limited

synopsis: Senior management at Leeds cyber security firm Smoothwall have completed a management buyout. Smoothwall is a specialist developer and provider of Internet security and web filtering solutions. Smoothwall's real-time, content aware analysis is combined with next generation firewall for enterprise grade protection.
announced 10/6/2017 via BNC Analysis

Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited, will acquire 9X Media Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: Media tycoon Subhash Chandra-led Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd has agreed to acquire 9X Media Pvt. Ltd and its unit INX Music Pvt. Ltd. 9X Media is India's largest Music Broadcaster operating 5 music television channels.
announced 10/5/2017 via PR Newswire

TIBCO Software Inc., will acquire Cisco Data Virtualization

synopsis: TIBCO Software Inc., a global leader in integration, API management, and analytics, announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Cisco's Data Virtualization business (formerly Composite Software), a market-leading solution that powers enterprise-scale data virtualization, and associated consulting and support services.
closed 10/5/2017 via Company Press Release

Kongregate Inc., acquired Synapse Games

synopsis: Kongregate, the San Francisco based cross platform games publisher and developer, has acquired 100% of Synapse Games. Founded in 2008, Chicago based Synapse Games employs a team of 22 and develops free to play strategy and collectible card games.
closed 10/5/2017 via PR Newswire

IRIS Software Group Limited, acquired ParentMail

synopsis: IRIS Software Group, a provider of business critical software in the UK, has acquired ParentMail, a provider of communication and payment collection software for schools. ParentMail offers a range of cloud-based applications which include text and email communications, online payment collection, online forms for obtaining permissions and more.
closed 10/5/2017 via BNC Analysis

LDC Limited, acquired Ensek Ltd.

synopsis: UK-based mid-market private equity investor LDC has backed the management buyout of ENSEK, a software supplier to UK energy providers. Headquartered in Nottingham, ENSEK uses its market-leading software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform to provide existing energy suppliers with its revenue assurance and gross margin accounting product.
closed 10/5/2017 via BNC Analysis

Lola Market, acquired Comprea

synopsis: Lola Market, an online platform (web and App) that offers quality service in the online purchase of food, has acquired Comprea, an online platform for delivering grocery products. Both companies are based in Spain.
closed 10/5/2017 via BNC Analysis

TSG Consumer Partners LLC, acquired LuckyVitamin.com

synopsis: TSG Consumer Partners, a leading investment firm, has acquired LuckyVitamin.com from GNC Holdings, a leading global specialty retailer of health and wellness products. LuckyVitamin.com is a leading global online retailer of health and wellness products, herbal supplements, sports nutrition and health foods.
closed 10/5/2017 via BusinessWire

Avtex Solutions, LLC, acquired The Interactive Engineering Consortium

synopsis: Avtex announced the acquisition of Interactive Engineering Consortium (IEC), a Denver-based provider of contact center solutions and consulting services. IEC’s mission is to provide industry leading development, implementation and consulting services for clients leveraging Genesys on-premises and cloud contact center technology solutions.
announced 10/5/2017 via Market Wire

Esports Entertainment Group, Inc., will purchase Ardmore Investments SP. Z O.O from Swissbet

synopsis: Esports Entertainment Group, Inc. a licensed online gambling company with a specific focus on eSports wagering, will acquire Ardmore Investments SP. Z O.O, a subsidiary of Switzerland based gambling software developer Swiss Interactive Software GmbH (Swissbet). Ardmore is the developer and owner of the source code of gambling software.
closed 10/5/2017 via BNC Analysis

Aller Media Oy, acquired CEO Helsinki

synopsis: Aller Media Oy, a leading publisher of entertainment and TV magazines, has acquired a majority stake in CEO Helsinki, a strategic partner for sales, marketing and service development. CEO Helsinki helps companies improve their sales and marketing activities, predict market developments and customer needs, and improve their competitive strategies.
announced 10/5/2017 via Company Press Release

Adams Publishing Group LLC, will purchase Media Division from Pioneer News Group

synopsis: The Pioneer News Group Co. announced that it is selling its media division assets to family-owned Adams Publishing Group. The sale will include 22 daily and weekly newspapers in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Utah along with a newspaper and commercial print facility, various shoppers and websites.
closed 10/5/2017 via PR Newswire

JONES Media, acquired Verve.ai

synopsis: JONES Media Inc. announced its acquisition of Verve.ai, a Canadian Augmented Intelligence Data Platform. Verve.ai powers the customer-centric culture through dynamic insight. Verve.ai persistently analyzes the customer’s speed of life by aggregating an abundant level of informed data points and surface windows of opportunities in real time.
closed 10/5/2017 via PR Newswire

Investoo Group, acquired RoboAdvisors.com

synopsis: Leading FX affiliate firm Investoo Group has acquired RoboAdvisors.com, a comparison website which allows visitors to choose the best robo advisor according to their unique requirements.
announced 10/5/2017 via PR Newswire

Onvia, Inc. will be merged with Deltek, Inc.,

synopsis: Onvia, a provider of sales intelligence and acceleration technologies for businesses selling to the public sector, announced that it has entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger with Project Diamond Intermediate Holdings Corp, the parent entity of Deltek, and Deltek. Onvia provides customers with a comprehensive set of contracting leads.

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