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closed 1/7/2015 via Company Press Release

VSCO, acquired Artifact Uprising

synopsis: VSCO® (Visual Supply Company®), an art and technology company, announced that it had acquired Artifact Uprising. The Denver, CO based company enables people to transform digital images into premium quality photo books, prints, and gifts.
buyer: VSCO
VSCO® (Visual Supply Company®) is an art and technology company building an ecosystem of digital tools, services and community for modern creatives. The company was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Oakland, California, with additional offices in Colorado Springs and New York City. "
target: Artifact Uprising
Artifact Uprising creates tangible photo books, prints, and gifts for digital photos. Signature products include premium quality photo books whose interior pages are printed on 100% recycled paper and a collection of wooden products handcrafted with mountain beetle pine.
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closed 9/13/2017 via BNC Analysis

Artifact Uprising, acquired Artifact Uprising

synopsis: Artifact Uprising announced that its management team bought back the company from its parent Visual Supply Co. (VSCO). Artifact Uprising creates tangible photo books, prints, and gifts for digital photos with a focus on responsibly-sourced materials and elevated design.
buyer: Artifact Uprising
Artifact Uprising creates tangible photo books, prints, and gifts for digital photos. Signature products include premium quality photo books whose interior pages are printed on 100% recycled paper and a collection of wooden products handcrafted with mountain beetle pine. "
target parent: VSCO
target: Artifact Uprising
Artifact Uprising creates tangible photo books, prints, and gifts for digital photos. Signature products include premium quality photo books whose interior pages are printed on 100% recycled paper and a collection of wooden products handcrafted with mountain beetle pine.
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announced 10/21/2015 via Company Press Release

Electra Private Equity PLC, Exponent Private Equity, will acquire PhotoBox Limited

synopsis: Electra Private Equity PLC, a private equity investment trust on the London Stock Exchange, and Exponent Private Equity, a private equity firm that invests in UK headquartered businesses, announced the proposed acquisition of Photobox Group, Europe's leading digital consumer service for personalised products and gifts.
buyer: Exponent Private Equity
buyer: Electra Private Equity PLC (LSE:ELTA:$668.96)
Electra Private Equity PLC ("Electra") is a private equity investment trust quoted on the London Stock Exchange since 1976 achieving investment returns substantially in excess of the FTSE All-Share Index. Exponent Private Equity is a private equity firm that invests in UK headquartered businesses. "
target: PhotoBox Limited
PhotoBox Limited operates an online photo printing and sharing community. The company’s online digital photo service helps people to create memories and keep them alive through photo books, cards, wall décor items, mugs, T-shirts, and more.
price ($mm)
$619
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EBITDA ($mm)
$44
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14.1x
closed 12/2/2014 via PR Web

MailPix, acquired winkflash

synopsis: MailPix, the photo-printing and gifting site, has acquired Winkflash, a 12-year-old photo-printing site based in Attleboro, MA. Winkflash is a seamlessly integrated service made to print customer's 240 billion+ Facebook and Instagram photos and photos from any phone, device or computer.
buyer: MailPix
MailPix.com is the pre-eminent site for allowing users to print photos instantly at thousands of retailers from their phone app or PC and also offers convenient mail-to-home. MailPix preserves photo memories as photo books, canvas, prints, cards, enlargements and other photo gift products. "
target: winkflash
Winkflash is a seamlessly integrated service made to print customer's 240 billion+ Facebook and Instagram photos and photos from any phone, device or computer. They print photos the same day at thousands of retailers from your phone app or PC and offer convenient mail-to-home shipping.
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closed 8/14/2013 via Reuters

Elanders AB, acquired myphotobook GmbH

synopsis: Elanders AB announced that the Company has acquired Myphotobook GmbH, a European e-commerce company specializing in personalized photo products for consumers.
buyer: Elanders AB
Elanders AB operates in two segments. The Infologistics segment offers user information, product catalogues, and documentation that support market communication. The Infoprint segment produces information intensive printed matter for industrial and commercial companies. "
target parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
target: myphotobook GmbH
myphotobook is one of the most modern photo applications on the Internet. myphotobook allows users to design their own photo books, canvases, alu dibonds, photo calendars, posters and order photo prints.
price ($mm)
$14
rev ($mm)
$21
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0.7x
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closed 10/16/2012 via BusinessWire

liveBooks, Inc., acquired Pinhole Press

synopsis: liveBooks, Inc. announced the acquisition of on-demand photo companies Pinhole Press and Pinhole Pro. Both Pinhole Press, a lifestyle brand aimed at consumers, and Pinhole Pro, which targets the professional photographer market, provide an unmatched user experience with timeless, elegant e-commerce products.
buyer: liveBooks, Inc.
Founded in 2005, liveBooks, Inc. is a photo-rich content management platform focused on sharing and distributing across the web, mobile and print-on-demand channels. "
target parent: Mohawk Fine Papers, Inc.
target: Pinhole Press
Pinhole Press is a lifestyle brand delivering high-quality personalized photo products to the home consumer market. Pinhole Pro was later launched in 2011 as the premier destination for similar print-on-demand needs of the professional photographer community.
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closed 10/31/2012 via GlobeNewswire

CafePress, acquired EZ Prints Inc.

synopsis: CafePress Inc., The World's Customization Engine™, announced the completion of its previously announced acquisition of EZ Prints, Inc., a deployable e-commerce software platform.
buyer: CafePress (PRSS:$78.48)
CafePress is the world's biggest destination for self-expression through merchandise. Each month over 11 million shoppers visit CafePress to buy or create custom T-shirts, mugs, posters and other unique gifts that reflect their interests, passions, beliefs and affiliations. "
target: EZ Prints Inc.
EZ Prints' print-on-demand and personalization solutions power some of the world's largest brands, creating revenue streams with their world-class technology, products, design and manufacturing.
price ($mm)
$30
rev ($mm)
$34
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
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1.2x
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37.7x
closed 2/5/2012 via BNC Analysis

Snap MyLife, Inc., acquired Inkubook

synopsis: Author Solutions, Inc. has sold Inkubook, an online personal photobook publishing service to Snap MyLife, Inc. Inkubook was developed by Author Solutions, Inc., the world's leading provider of self-publishing services and a portfolio company of Bertram Capital.
buyer: Snap MyLife, Inc.
Based in Princeton, NJ, Snap MyLife, Inc. is a fast-growing developer of consumer cloud-service applications for managing content on mobile devices and other internet-enabled consumer electronics. "
target parent: Bertram Capital Management LLC.
target: Inkubook
Inkubook is an easy-to-use online personal photo book publishing service that enables people to make drop-dead gorgeous photo books in minutes. With Inkubook, it's simple to upload photos and then drag-and-drop them onto creative layouts to make a fantastic book.
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closed 11/1/2011 via BusinessWire

VistaPrint N.V., acquired Albumprinter BV

synopsis: Vistaprint N.V., a leading online provider of professional marketing products and services to micro businesses and the home, announced it has completed its acquisition of Albumprinter, a privately held Dutch photo book and photo product company.
buyer: VistaPrint N.V. (CMPR:$2,481.36)
Vistaprint provides more than eleven million micro businesses and consumers annually with affordable, professional options to make an impression. VistaPrint's business model is supported by proprietary technologies, high-volume production facilities, and direct marketing expertise. "
target: Albumprinter BV
Albumprinter is one of the leading European online photo book companies, targeting customers in the Netherlands, Belgium, the UK, Germany, France, Sweden and Norway. It operates the Albelli, Bonusprint and Önskefoto consumer brands.
price ($mm)
$83
rev ($mm)
$51
EBITDA ($mm)
$8
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1.8x
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10.8x
closed 9/13/2017 via BNC Analysis

Artifact Uprising, acquired Artifact Uprising

synopsis: Artifact Uprising announced that its management team bought back the company from its parent Visual Supply Co. (VSCO). Artifact Uprising creates tangible photo books, prints, and gifts for digital photos with a focus on responsibly-sourced materials and elevated design.
buyer: Artifact Uprising
Artifact Uprising creates tangible photo books, prints, and gifts for digital photos. Signature products include premium quality photo books whose interior pages are printed on 100% recycled paper and a collection of wooden products handcrafted with mountain beetle pine. "
target parent: VSCO
target: Artifact Uprising
Artifact Uprising creates tangible photo books, prints, and gifts for digital photos. Signature products include premium quality photo books whose interior pages are printed on 100% recycled paper and a collection of wooden products handcrafted with mountain beetle pine.
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closed 1/7/2015 via Company Press Release

VSCO, acquired Artifact Uprising

synopsis: VSCO® (Visual Supply Company®), an art and technology company, announced that it had acquired Artifact Uprising. The Denver, CO based company enables people to transform digital images into premium quality photo books, prints, and gifts.
buyer: VSCO
VSCO® (Visual Supply Company®) is an art and technology company building an ecosystem of digital tools, services and community for modern creatives. The company was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Oakland, California, with additional offices in Colorado Springs and New York City. "
target: Artifact Uprising
Artifact Uprising creates tangible photo books, prints, and gifts for digital photos. Signature products include premium quality photo books whose interior pages are printed on 100% recycled paper and a collection of wooden products handcrafted with mountain beetle pine.
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closed 12/3/2020 via Company Press Release

VSCO, acquired Trash, Inc.

synopsis: VSCO, a creative channel and mobile application, has acquired the Trash application. Trash is a mobile video app that brings fun and serendipity to video creation using AI to lower the barrier to make, share, and remix videos in an entirely new way.
buyer: VSCO
VSCO is a creative channel and mobile application. The company builds creative tools, spaces, and connections driven by self-expression. Its mission is to help everybody fall in love with their own creativity. "
target: Trash, Inc.
TRASH is an AI-driven video creation platform built on a deep tech engine. TRASH lets anyone participate in video by automating the most challenging technical aspects, allowing users to instantly create an edited mix that pairs the best parts of their own videos with high-quality music.
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closed 9/13/2017 via BNC Analysis

Artifact Uprising, acquired Artifact Uprising

synopsis: Artifact Uprising announced that its management team bought back the company from its parent Visual Supply Co. (VSCO). Artifact Uprising creates tangible photo books, prints, and gifts for digital photos with a focus on responsibly-sourced materials and elevated design.
buyer: Artifact Uprising
Artifact Uprising creates tangible photo books, prints, and gifts for digital photos. Signature products include premium quality photo books whose interior pages are printed on 100% recycled paper and a collection of wooden products handcrafted with mountain beetle pine. "
target parent: VSCO
target: Artifact Uprising
Artifact Uprising creates tangible photo books, prints, and gifts for digital photos. Signature products include premium quality photo books whose interior pages are printed on 100% recycled paper and a collection of wooden products handcrafted with mountain beetle pine.
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closed 1/7/2015 via Company Press Release

VSCO, acquired Artifact Uprising

synopsis: VSCO® (Visual Supply Company®), an art and technology company, announced that it had acquired Artifact Uprising. The Denver, CO based company enables people to transform digital images into premium quality photo books, prints, and gifts.
buyer: VSCO
VSCO® (Visual Supply Company®) is an art and technology company building an ecosystem of digital tools, services and community for modern creatives. The company was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Oakland, California, with additional offices in Colorado Springs and New York City. "
target: Artifact Uprising
Artifact Uprising creates tangible photo books, prints, and gifts for digital photos. Signature products include premium quality photo books whose interior pages are printed on 100% recycled paper and a collection of wooden products handcrafted with mountain beetle pine.
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closed 11/20/2015 via BNC Analysis

Eye-Fi, Inc., acquired OkDoThis

synopsis: Eyefi, the makers of cloud-connected mobile SD cards for photographers, has announced the acquisition of OkDoThis. OkDoThis is an app that launched back in the summer of 2014 that was meant to inspire photographers to take creative pictures through challenges.
buyer: Eye-Fi, Inc.
Eyefi makes cloud-connected mobile SD cards for photographers. It creates a unified, organized collection of all your photos and videos to share and enjoy. Original resolution images are instantly backed up and available in the cloud and on any device. "
target: OkDoThis
OkDoThis is an app that launched back in the summer of 2014 that was meant to inspire photographers to take creative pictures through challenges. The challenges on the platform are posted by the community, and could sound something like “look up” or “fill the frame with a circle.”
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closed 6/19/2012 via PR Web

Photocrati Media, acquired NextGEN Gallery

synopsis: Photocrati Media announced the acquisition of the highly popular NextGEN Gallery WordPress plugin. Developed by Alex Rabe in 2007, the NextGEN gallery plugin is now the dominant image gallery plugin for WordPress. With more than 5 million downloads, NextGEN Gallery is also one of the most popular WordPress plugins of all time.
buyer: Photocrati Media
Photocrati Media is a digital media company that specializes in WordPress themes for photographers, SEO for photographers, and other resources for photographers. Photocrati also runs Best of Wedding Photography an elite, invitation-only association of the best wedding photographers in the world. "
target: NextGEN Gallery
NextGEN Gallery is the most popular photo gallery plugin for WordPress, and one of the most popular WordPress plugins of any kind with over 5 million downloads. It provides a powerful engine for uploading and managing galleries of images, with the ability to batch upload, import meta data, and more.
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closed 2/14/2013 via PR Newswire

Vimeo, LLC., acquired Echograph

synopsis: Vimeo announced the acquisition of Echograph, the popular iPhone and iPad app from Clear-Media. Echograph is a premium app that creates beautiful videos that look like animated GIFs. Echograph helps people easily create beautiful high quality video content.
buyer parent: IAC
buyer: Vimeo, LLC. (VMEO:$369.34)
Vimeo® is the high-quality video platform for creative people. Vimeo's mission is to empower and inspire people around the world to create, share and discover videos. Vimeo has over 15M registered members and reaches a global audience of more than 93M each month. "
target parent: Clear-Media
target: Echograph
Echograph allows users to create animated GIFs on the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. Users can insert splashes of video into still photos. It was created by artists for artists.
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closed 11/11/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Zenfolio, Inc., acquired Format

synopsis: Zenfolio, the leader in creative and business solutions for photographers, announced that it has acquired Format, a major website-building platform and marketplace based in Toronto, Canada, used by professional photographers and artists worldwide.
buyer parent: Centre Lane Partners, LLC
buyer: Zenfolio, Inc.
Zenfolio Inc. offers advanced business solutions enabling photographers to easily show, share and sell their images. For the past 15 years, Zenfolio has proudly served photographers around the globe. "
target: Format
Format is a major website-building platform and marketplace based in Toronto, Canada, used by professional photographers and artists worldwide. Format empowers professional photographers and creatives by transforming them into successful entrepreneurs.
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closed 11/14/2018 via Company Press Release

Alpine SG, acquired ImageQuix

synopsis: ImageQuix, LLC, the leader in workflow and ecommerce solutions for high volume professional photography studios announced that it has joined Alpine SG, LLC, a group of market leading vertical SaaS companies operated by world-class leaders.
buyer parent: Alpine Investors, LP
buyer: Alpine SG
Alpine SG is a group of leading software companies operated by world-class leadership teams. Alpine SG specializes in partnering with founders in best in class software companies in the middle market. Alpine SG is backed by Alpine Investors, a San Francisco based private equity firm. "
target: ImageQuix
Founded in 1997, ImageQuix has been serving the needs of professional photographers for 21 years, and is the leading provider of end-to-end workflow and ecommerce solutions in the high-volume photography industry.
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closed 3/30/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Urbanimmersive, acquired TourBuzz

synopsis: Urbanimmersive Inc., the real estate content marketing platform, has completed the acquisition of Tourbuzz, LLC, the leading real estate photographer software solution provider in North America.
buyer: Urbanimmersive (TSXV:UI:$3.46)
Urbanimmersive is a content marketing platform for real estate professionals. The Corporation connects real estate professionals, photographers and writers in order to simplify and optimize original content production workflow. "
target: TourBuzz
Established in 2008 and based in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, TourBuzz LLC is the leading real estate photography software solution. Tourbuzz solutions are used by more than 1500 photographer businesses across the United States and Canada, as well as in Great Britain and Australia.
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$3.50
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closed 1/31/2012 via BusinessWire

Imaging Spectrum Inc., acquired Express Digital Graphics, Inc.

synopsis: Photoreflect LLC, a new company formed by the owners of Imaging Spectrum Inc., has finalized the acquisition of Express Digital Graphics, including its Photoreflect and Labtricity products. ExpressDigital’s PhotoReflect Internet storefronts, and Labtricity lab connectivity solutions are the leaders within the digital photography market.
buyer: Imaging Spectrum Inc.
Established in 1992, Imaging Spectrum was one of the first “all-digital” imaging dealers in the United States. Its products include printers, printer supplies, photo kiosks, passport products, scanners, and much more. "
target: Express Digital Graphics, Inc.
Express Digital Graphics, Inc.’s “photography inspired solutions” empower any-sized photography business to incorporate a profitable workflow. ExpressDigital’s PhotoReflect© Internet storefronts, and Labtricity© lab connectivity solutions are the leaders within the digital photography market.
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closed 6/26/2006 via BusinessWire

Adobe Systems Incorporated, purchased the technology assets from Pixmantec ApS

synopsis: Adobe Systems Incorporated announced it has acquired the technology assets of Pixmantec ApS, makers of digital imaging software that provides advanced workflow management and processing capabilities for digital camera raw files. The acquisition strengthens Adobe's leadership position in raw processing. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
buyer: Adobe Systems Incorporated (ADBE:$15,099.00)
For over 25 years, Adobe’s award-winning software and technologies have redefined business, entertainment, and personal communications by setting new standards for producing and delivering content that engages people virtually anywhere at anytime. "
seller: Pixmantec ApS
Pixmantec is a privately held company headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark and currently ships the RawShooter(R) line of digital photography software Their focus is digital imaging software that provides advanced workflow management and processing capabilities for digital camera raw files.
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closed 4/3/2006 via PR Newswire

Smith Micro Software, Inc., acquired PhoTags, Inc.

synopsis: Smith Micro Software Inc., a developer and marketer of a wide range of software and services for the wireless market, announced it has signed a Purchase Agreement to acquire PhoTags, Inc. PhoTags is a leading developer and marketer of revolutionary photo and music management technology.
buyer: Smith Micro Software, Inc. (SMSI:$51.30)
Smith Micro Software, Inc. develops mobility solutions that enable seamless broadband connectivity and next generation media and mobile convergence products over wireless networks. "
target: PhoTags, Inc.
PhoTags Inc. develops Portable Infoimaging solutions based on its patented Active Captions technology. Active captions enables standard JPEG photos to display visible, non destructible text, graphics and images and have them turned on and off at anytime.
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