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closed 2/16/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Elgato, acquired Visuals By Impulse, LLC

synopsis: Corsair Gaming, Inc., a world leader in high-performance gear for gamers and creators, has acquired Visuals by Impulse, the world’s premium design platform for creators, which will join CORSAIR under its existing Elgato brand.
buyer parent: Corsair
buyer: Elgato
Elgato is a brand of consumer technology products. The brand was manufactured and designed by Elgato Systems, founded in 2010 by Markus Fest and is headquartered in Munich, Germany, until 2018 when the brand was sold to Corsair. "
target: Visuals By Impulse, LLC
Founded in 2015, Visuals by Impulse (VBI) provides professional design for creators on Twitch, YouTube, and Facebook Gaming. Streamers around the world use VBI overlays, alerts, and widgets to customize their broadcasts and grow their fanbases.
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closed 1/7/2021 via BNC Analysis

Hopin, acquired StreamYard, Inc.

synopsis: Hopin, a leading virtual events platform, announced that it has acquired StreamYard, a live video streaming studio that allows content creators to produce professional-quality video streaming experiences. The purchase will allow Hopin to provide advanced video production features to Hopin event organizers.
buyer: Hopin
Hopin, based in the UK, is the first all-in-one live virtual events platform where attendees can learn, interact, and connect with people from anywhere in the world. With Hopin, their customers can create live virtual and hybrid events that are interactive and immersive. "
target: StreamYard, Inc.
StreamYard provides a live video streaming studio that allows content creators to produce professional-quality streaming experiences.StreamYard’s cloud-based solution makes it easy to create graphically-rich branded experiences, host multiple guests at once, and engage with viewers.
price ($mm)
$250
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$30
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8.3x
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announced 9/27/2019 via BusinessWire

Logitech International, will acquire Streamlabs

synopsis: Logitech International, a multi-brand product company for music, gaming, video, and computing, will acquire Streamlabs, a leader in software and tools for live streaming. Streamlabs allows game streamers to engage with viewers, grow their brands and channels, and monetize their broadcasts across platforms like Twitch, YouTube, Mixer, and Facebook.
buyer: Logitech International (LOGI:$2,824.07)
Logitech is a multi-brand company that designs products that bring people together and connects them to digital experiences through music, gaming, video, and computing. Brands of Logitech include Logitech, Logitech G, ASTRO Gaming, Ultimate Ears, Jaybird, and Blue Microphones "
target: Streamlabs
Streamlabs is the leading provider of tools for professional streamers. Founded in 2014, its groundbreaking software, Streamlabs OBS, offers the largest set of features that content creators use to grow their audiences, engage with fans, and monetize their streams.
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$89
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closed 10/29/2020 via BusinessWire

Branded Entertainment Network, acquired TubeBuddy

synopsis: BEN, the entertainment AI company, has acquired TubeBuddy, the largest platform to help YouTube creators optimize their audience and channel growth. With the acquisition of TubeBuddy, BEN will extend its resources directly to the creator community, helping them to grow and monetize their content initiatives.
buyer: Branded Entertainment Network
BEN Group is an entertainment AI company that places brands into influencer, streaming, TV, music, and film content. BEN Group consists of the world’s largest influencer marketing business, the world’s largest product placement agency, and Greenlight, a global rights and licensing business. "
target: TubeBuddy
TubeBuddy has become the largest platform for YouTube channel management, optimization, and audience growth, helping millions of creators with a wide range of tools, including keyword research, thumbnail generation, A/B testing, bulk processing, and advanced analytics.
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announced 4/12/2021 via BNC Analysis

The Vitec Group PLC, will acquire Lightstream, Inc.

synopsis: The Vitec Group plc, a leading global provider of premium branded products and solutions for the image capture and content creation market, has acquired Lightstream, a developer of cloud-based live production software. Lightstream enables content creators to improve their live video streams and better engage their audience with interactive widgets.
buyer: The Vitec Group PLC (GB:VT:$399.07)
The Vitec Group is a leading global provider of premium branded products and solutions to the fast changing and growing “image capture and content creation” market. Vitec designs and manufactures camera supports, robotic camera systems, prompters, LED lights, mobile power, monitors and more "
target: Lightstream, Inc.
Lightstream is a developer of cloud-based live production software. Lightstream enables content creators to improve their live video streams. Their software allows users to create more professional and impactful live streams and better engage their audience with alerts and interactive widgets.
price ($mm)
$36
rev ($mm)
$2
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19.9x
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closed 3/24/2021 via BusinessWire

Hopin, acquired Streamable Inc.

synopsis: UK-based Hopin, the leading virtual experience platform, has acquired Streamable, a popular video hosting service that receives 75,000 new video uploads per day and has over 5,000 paying customers in more than 100 countries.
buyer: Hopin
Based in the UK, Hopin enables brands and communities to create all-in-one live video experiences for their audiences. Through its platforms, attendees can learn, interact, and connect with people from anywhere in the world. "
target: Streamable Inc.
Streamable is an internet video streaming company that powers innovative video experiences for thousands of creators and businesses all around the world. With Streamable, users can upload, crop, trim, embed, and share videos without ever leaving the browser.
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closed 6/11/2020 via BusinessWire

WeCommerce, acquired Foursixty Inc.

synopsis: WeCommerce, a Canadian e-commerce technology holding company, has acquired Foursixty Inc., a leading partner in the Shopify and Instagram ecosystems based in Toronto, Canada. Foursixty is a pioneer and leader in the social commerce space, helping thousands of the world’s most popular direct-to-consumer brands monetize their Instagram content.
buyer: WeCommerce (TSXV:WE:$15.34)
Canada-based WeCommerce operates a portfolio of companies focused on delivering products and services within the Shopify ecommerce ecosystem. WeCommerce has earned a reputation of being founder friendly with a straightforward approach to buying and operating portfolio companies. "
target: Foursixty Inc.
Foursixty is a leading partner in the Shopify and Instagram ecosystems based in Toronto, Canada. Foursixty is a pioneer and leader in the social commerce space, helping thousands of the world’s most popular direct-to-consumer brands monetize their Instagram content.
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closed 12/4/2012 via Reuters

Yahoo! Inc., acquired OnTheAir

synopsis: Yahoo Inc acquired a five-person video chat company, OnTheAir. OnTheAir allows anyone who is watching a live stream to video chat with the host in front of the audience. Its streaming video platform powers radio call-in shows for the digital age.
buyer: Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO:$5,409.25)
Yahoo! Inc. is the premier digital media company, creating deeply personal digital experiences that keep more than half a billion people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the globe. "
target: OnTheAir
OnTheAir allows anyone who is watching a live stream to video chat with the host in front of the audience. OnTheAir’s streaming video platform powers radio call-in shows for the digital age. A host sets up an OnTheAir show and selects a start time.
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closed 11/6/2007 via BusinessWire

Flash Seats, acquired Vertical Alliance

synopsis: Flash Seats™, which revolutionized the secondary resale ticketing marketplace via paperless electronic ticketing technology and integrated relationship marketing tools, has acquired Dallas-based Vertical Alliance, which offers the most advanced primary ticketing solution available.
buyer: Flash Seats
Flash Seats™offers an innovative, cutting-edge solution combining electronic venue access, a branded marketplace for electronic event access rights, and a retail-class behavioral marketing system for the sports and entertainment industries. "
target: Vertical Alliance
Vertical Alliance offers a single integrated ticketing solution that increases venue yield per event while building customer loyalty. Integrate your ticketing (event and parking), merchandising and eCommerce. One platform. One universal database.
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closed 2/6/2013 via Capital IQ

liveBooks, Inc., acquired Fotomoto

synopsis: liveBooks, Inc. announced the acquisition of San Francisco-based Fotomoto. Fotomoto’s social commerce application integrates seamlessly with websites, blogs, social networks and countless platforms, enabling purchase transactions of images and image-based print-on-demand 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: Fotomoto
Fotomoto is an e-commerce system that gives everyone the power to offer print-on-demand for their images on their own site, from independent photographers to graphic designers and illustrators to large enterprises.
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closed 11/11/2020 via PR Newswire

Visaic, Inc., acquired Yare Media Group Inc.

synopsis: Visaic, Inc., a provider of cloud-based content delivery solutions announced the acquisition of successful Vancouver-based streaming platform company YARE Media. Yare provides solutions to address changing content distribution models in entertainment.
buyer: Visaic, Inc.
Formed by a team of streaming industry veterans, Visaic operates a live and on-demand over-the-top (OTT) platform for distribution and monetization of content worldwide and offers cinemas a rich portfolio of live internationally recognized sports and events such as: soccer, basketball, and more. "
target: Yare Media Group Inc.
Yare is a streaming media company headquartered in Vancouver, BC. Yare provides solutions to address changing content distribution models in entertainment. The company focuses on helping organizations implement market strategies that generate new over-the-top (OTT) digital revenues.
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closed 9/25/2017 via Company Press Release

Zedge Ltd, acquired Freeform Development, Inc.

synopsis: Zedge, a leading content platform for smartphone personalization, has acquired Freeform Development, a distribution platform that musicians and other artists can use to generate revenue by adopting a freemium monetization model. Freeform makes it easy for artists to create engaging mobile apps that attract fans by leading with free music.
buyer: Zedge Ltd (AMEX:ZDGE:$17.04)
Zedge is a content platform, and global leader in smartphone personalization, with more than 215 million app installs. People use Zedge to make their smartphones more personal; to express their emotions, tastes and interests using wallpapers, icons, widgets, ringtones and more. "
target: Freeform Development, Inc.
Freeform makes it easy for artists to create engaging mobile apps. Those apps attract the most fans by leading with free music. And those fans can become a source of recurring revenue. Freeform apps reimagine the digital listening experience, creating entire worlds for fans to discover.
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announced 7/18/2019 via PR Newswire

Vobile, Inc., will purchase RightsID and ChannelID from ZEFR, Inc.

synopsis: Vobile Group, the leading choice for the protection, measurement and monetization of video content, announced an agreement under which Vobile will acquire the RightsID, a copyright management business, and ChannelID, a YouTube channel management business, from ZEFR, the leading contextual targeting platform for brands.
buyer: Vobile, Inc. (SEHK:3738:$15.23)
Vobile is the premier, trusted provider for protecting, measuring and monetizing online video content. They create technology solutions for content owners and distributors through their SaaS platform. With Vobile, users can reduce infringement-related revenue loss and increase video distribution. "
seller: ZEFR, Inc.
Zefr’s platform develops nuanced, dynamic targeting on the most brand-relevant videos for YouTube. Zefr owns RightsID, a copyright management business, and ChannelID, a YouTube channel management business.
price ($mm)
$90
rev ($mm)
$40
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.3x
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closed 2/12/2016 via BNC Analysis

YouTube, acquired BandPage

synopsis: YouTube has acquired the online music platform BandPage. The company is a marketing platform for musicians to connect with their fans and also promote their music on Facebook. BandPage also has a product called BandPage Everywhere that enables musicians to build a website and update their other promotional sites in just a few clicks.
buyer parent: Google Inc.
buyer: YouTube
YouTube allows billions of people to discover, watch and share originally-created videos. It provides a forum for people to connect, inform, and inspire others across the globe and acts as a distribution platform for original content creators and advertisers large and small. "
target: BandPage
BandPage is a marketing platform for musicians to connect with their fans and promote their music on Facebook. Beyond the popular social network, It has a product called BandPage Everywhere that enables musicians to build a website and update their other promotional sites in just a few clicks.
price ($mm)
$8.00
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announced 4/24/2013 via BNC Analysis

LX Ventures Inc., will acquire Mobio Identity Systems, Inc.

synopsis: LX Ventures Inc. ("LXV") and Mobio Technologies Inc. announced that LXV has entered into a term sheet to acquire Mobio. Mobio's flagship product, Mobio INsider, is a leading fan-directed content network for social media influencers and their fans.
buyer: LX Ventures Inc. (ITT.V:$0.00)
LX Ventures is a publicly-traded startup technology incubator that launches, acquires and integrates silicon valley style early-stage, high-growth technology companies. "
target: Mobio Identity Systems, Inc.
Mobio Technologies flagship product, Mobio INsider, is a leading fan directed content network and gamification platform that rewards music fans with content they have a hand in creating from the artists they love and connects brands to their desired audiences.
price ($mm)
$0.37
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closed 9/15/2011 via PR Newswire

Cellfish Media, LLC, acquired Bandsintown

synopsis: Cellfish, a leading mobile and social application publisher, announced its acquisition of Bandsintown, the #1 live concert tracking and discovery application on Facebook, and ranked in the site's top 5 music apps by monthly average users (MAU), along with Root Music, ReverbNation, Pandora, and Vevo for Artists.
buyer parent: Lagardère SCA
buyer: Cellfish Media, LLC
Cellfish Media is a publisher of mobile and social applications targeted at music, sports and entertainment fans. It operates mobile and social properties, distributed through its own distribution network, and hrough partnerships with some of the world's leading operators, media and brands. "
target: Bandsintown
Bandsintown (BIT) is the leading Facebook application for live music fans and artists. BIT provides a personalized way for music fans to track their favorite artists so they never miss a live concert and to discover new touring artists, based on their musical preferences and location.
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closed 8/27/2021 via BusinessWire

Gap Inc., acquired Drapr

synopsis: Gap Inc. has acquired Drapr, an ecommerce startup and online application based on technology that enables customers to quickly create 3D avatars and virtually try on clothing. Gap Inc. plans to leverage Drapr to help the company improve the fit experience for its customers and accelerate its ongoing digital transformation.
buyer: Gap Inc. (GPS:$16,620.00)
Gap Inc., a collection of purpose-led lifestyle brands, is the largest American specialty apparel company offering clothing, accessories, and personal care products for men, women, and children under the Old Navy, Gap, Banana Republic, and Athleta brands. "
target: Drapr
Drapr is an ecommerce startup and online application that enables customers to quickly create 3D avatars and virtually try on clothing. Drapr is designed to help customers find the best clothing size and fit for their personal style and body type, while helping retailers reduce unnecessary returns.
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announced 12/2/2019 via BNC Analysis

Global Daily Fantasy Sports Inc., will acquire Playgon Interactive Inc.

synopsis: Global Daily Fantasy Sports Inc., a multi-tenant gateway for the daily fantasy sports industry, will acquire, Playgon Interactive Inc., a Canadian technology company focused on the gaming market. Playgon combines live streamed dealers with augmented reality betting to provide an authentic Las Vegas casino experience.
buyer: Global Daily Fantasy Sports Inc. (TSXV:DFS:$0.07)
Global Daily Fantasy Sports Inc. is a multi-tenant gateway that allows operators to offer their customers a world class Daily Fantasy Sports software solution. The platform allows for seamless integration at the operator level without having to share or compromise any sensitive customer data. "
target: Playgon Interactive Inc.
Playgon is a Canadian technology company focused on the gaming market. Playgon combines live streamed dealers with augmented reality betting to provide an authentic Las Vegas casino experience. Their Live Dealer Casino games cover casino favorites, from Roulette and Blackjack to Baccarat.
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$7.15
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closed 2/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

PKSHA Technology, acquired Sapeet Inc.

synopsis: PKSHA Technology, which develops machine learning and deep learning area algorithm modules, has acquired Sapeet. Sapeet develops 3D algorithms for try-on systems and sizing modules in multiple areas mainly in the apparel industry.
buyer: PKSHA Technology (TSE:3993:$15.19)
PKSHA Technology develops machine learning and deep learning area algorithm modules such as general-purpose dialog engine and area-specific image recognition engines. Their mission is to formulate future software, research and develop technology to enhance various software and hardware. "
target: Sapeet Inc.
Sapeet develops core 3D technology such as 3D net try-on systems and sizing module in multiple areas mainly in the apparel industry. Their Sapeet EC Tool system allows e-commerce customers to create an avatar of their own likeness and virtually try on their clothing articles.
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closed 11/9/2018 via BNC Analysis

Ulta Beauty, acquired GlamST

synopsis: Ulta Beauty, the largest beauty retailer in the United States, has acquired GlamST, an AR Beauty Tech company that develops customized solutions for retailers and brands. GlamST's technology allows users to try on makeup virtually in-store, on mobile devices, or on the web.
buyer: Ulta Beauty (ULTA:$6,311.66)
Ulta Beauty is the largest beauty retailer in the United States and the premier beauty destination for cosmetics, fragrance, skin care products, hair care products and salon services. The company offers more than 20,000 products from over 500 well-established and emerging beauty brands. "
target: GlamST
GlamST is an AR Beauty Tech company that develops customized solutions for retailers and brands. Their technology allows users to try on makeup virtually in-store, on mobile devices, or on the web. GlamST has developed more than 100 custom filters that represent makeup colors, textures and finishes.
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closed 2/16/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Elgato, acquired Visuals By Impulse, LLC

synopsis: Corsair Gaming, Inc., a world leader in high-performance gear for gamers and creators, has acquired Visuals by Impulse, the world’s premium design platform for creators, which will join CORSAIR under its existing Elgato brand.
buyer parent: Corsair
buyer: Elgato
Elgato is a brand of consumer technology products. The brand was manufactured and designed by Elgato Systems, founded in 2010 by Markus Fest and is headquartered in Munich, Germany, until 2018 when the brand was sold to Corsair. "
target: Visuals By Impulse, LLC
Founded in 2015, Visuals by Impulse (VBI) provides professional design for creators on Twitch, YouTube, and Facebook Gaming. Streamers around the world use VBI overlays, alerts, and widgets to customize their broadcasts and grow their fanbases.
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closed 2/16/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Elgato, acquired Visuals By Impulse, LLC

synopsis: Corsair Gaming, Inc., a world leader in high-performance gear for gamers and creators, has acquired Visuals by Impulse, the world’s premium design platform for creators, which will join CORSAIR under its existing Elgato brand.
buyer parent: Corsair
buyer: Elgato
Elgato is a brand of consumer technology products. The brand was manufactured and designed by Elgato Systems, founded in 2010 by Markus Fest and is headquartered in Munich, Germany, until 2018 when the brand was sold to Corsair. "
target: Visuals By Impulse, LLC
Founded in 2015, Visuals by Impulse (VBI) provides professional design for creators on Twitch, YouTube, and Facebook Gaming. Streamers around the world use VBI overlays, alerts, and widgets to customize their broadcasts and grow their fanbases.
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announced 5/26/2020 via PR Newswire

Polygon International AB, will acquire Hiotlabs AB

synopsis: Polygon has signed an agreement to acquire Hiotlabs AB. Hiotlabs is a Swedish based company offering market leading technology solutions based on Internet of Things and Machine Learning. The solutions consist of sensors and software platform, with the purpose of detecting and preventing water damages in buildings.
buyer: Polygon International AB
Polygon is the European market leader in property damage restoration, serving a range of sectors including insurance, property management, government and industrial clients. "
target: Hiotlabs AB
Hiotlabs is a Swedish based company offering market leading technology solutions based on Internet of Things and Machine Learning. The solutions consist of sensors and software platform, with the purpose of detecting and preventing water damages in buildings.
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announced 6/23/2016 via GlobeNewswire

Alarm.com, Inc., will purchase Connect and Piper from iControl Networks, Inc.

synopsis: Alarm.com Holdings, Inc., the leading platform solution for the connected home and business, will acquire Connect and Piper from Icontrol Networks. Connect provides an interactive security and home automation platform that powers several service providers’ solutions. Piper designs, produces and sells a Wi-Fi-enabled video and home automation hub.
buyer parent: ABS Capital Partners, L.P.
buyer: Alarm.com, Inc. (ALRM:$457.25)
Alarm.com is the leading platform solution for the connected home. Alarm.com makes connected home technology broadly accessible to millions of home and business owners. "
seller: iControl Networks, Inc.
iControl Networks is a venture-backed software and services company providing award-winning solutions for the home management market. iControl Connect combines wifi and Z-Wave technologies with leading security control panels. Piper is an all- in - one smart home system that is customizable.
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$140
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closed 12/6/2018 via BusinessWire

ADTRAN, Inc., acquired SmartRG

synopsis: ADTRAN, Inc., the leading provider of next-generation open networking solutions, announced its acquisition of SmartRG Inc, a pacesetter and accomplished innovator of carrier-class, open-source connected home platforms and cloud services for broadband service providers.
buyer: ADTRAN, Inc. (ADTN:$516.03)
ADTRAN, Inc. is the leading global provider of networking and communications equipment. ADTRAN’s products enable voice, data, video and internet communications across a variety of network infrastructures. "
target: SmartRG
SmartRG Inc. offers the best whole-home Wi-Fi service delivery platform in its class. Its innovative technology and elegant designs help broadband operators migrate, manage and monetize the increasingly connected home experience while exceeding subscriber expectations.
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closed 7/1/2020 via BNC Analysis

Google, acquired North Inc.

synopsis: Alphabet’s Google announced that it has acquired North Inc., a Canadian company that makes smart glasses that display computerized information superimposed over the real world, similar to Google Glass.
buyer: Google (GOOGL:$196,682.00)
Google is a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services, products, and platforms like Search, Maps, Gmail, Android, Google Play, Chrome and YouTube. Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. "
target: North Inc.
North, Inc., formerly Thalmic Labs, makes smart glasses that display computerized information superimposed over the real world, similar to Google Glass. They are based in Ontario, Canada.
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closed 11/16/2017 via PR Newswire

Dash Robotics, acquired Bots Alive

synopsis: Dash Robotics, a company that is building the backbone of connected toys by creating technology to reimagine what's possible for the world's leading toy and gaming brands, announced the acquisition of Bots Alive, a robotics and AI company that uses computer vision and machine learning to bring life-like behavior to toys.
buyer: Dash Robotics
Dash Robotics is creating the backbone of connected toys. Their Platform for Connected Toys enables rapid development of hardware, software and backend analytics, making it easy to transform traditional toys and brands for the digital age. "
target: Bots Alive
Bots Alive builds software for toy makers to create novel play experiences by transforming ordinary toys into autonomous characters that think and act for themselves. Bots Alive's technology is optimized for mobile devices enabling users to leverage their smartphones as the toy’s eyes and brain.
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closed 5/21/2020 via BNC Analysis

Intel Corporation, acquired Rivet Networks

synopsis: Intel has acquired Rivet Networks, a technology and products company focused on creating the best possible networking experience for users. Rivet offers a mix of hardware, software, and cloud based technologies to deliver solutions that are both powerful and intuitive.
buyer: Intel Corporation (INTC:$78,474.00)
Intel is an industry leader, creating world-changing technology that enables global progress and enriches lives. By embedding intelligence in the cloud, network, edge, and every kind of computing device, Intel unleashes the potential of data to transform business and society for the better. "
target: Rivet Networks
Rivet Networks is a technology and products company focused on creating the best possible networking experience for users. Rivet offers a mix of hardware, software, and cloud based technologies to deliver solutions that are both powerful and intuitive.
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announced 3/26/2014 via PR Newswire

Facebook, will acquire Oculus VR

synopsis: Facebook announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Oculus VR, Inc., the leader in immersive virtual reality technology. Their first product, the Oculus Rift, is a virtual reality headset that allows one to step inside a digital environment and feel as though they are truly there.
buyer: Facebook (FB:$94,399.00)
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world. "
target: Oculus VR
Oculus VR, Inc. is building a next-generation consumer virtual reality platform. The company's first product, the Oculus Rift, is a virtual reality headset that allows one to step inside a digital environment and feel as though they are truly there.
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$2,000
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closed 9/10/2014 via BusinessWire

Vivint Inc., acquired Space Monkey

synopsis: Vivint, a leading provider of smart home technology, announced the acquisition of Space Monkey, an innovative cloud storage company. Space Monkey uses a peer-to-peer network, rather than a data center, to offer greater speed, security and cost savings for personal storage. The acquisition supports the growth of the Vivint Sky smart home platform.
buyer: Vivint Inc.
Vivint is a leading provider of smart home technology. The company delivers services through a cloud-based platform that integrates a wide range of wireless features and components to provide simple, affordable home security, energy management and home automation. "
target: Space Monkey
Space Monkey is an innovative cloud storage company. Space Monkey uses a peer-to-peer network, rather than a data center, to offer greater speed, security and cost savings for personal storage. It provides all the benefits of a traditional cloud service, but at a fraction of the cost.
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closed 2/2/2016 via PR Newswire

CIVIQ Smartscapes, acquired elevate DIGITAL

synopsis: JMC Capital Partners through its portfolio company, CIVIQ Smartscapes, a company that designs and manufactures interactive smart city communications structures, has acquired elevate Digital. Elevate Digital is a leading developer of street-level, interactive software technology that engages with people and devices within verticals.
buyer parent: JMC Capital Partners
buyer: CIVIQ Smartscapes
CIVIQ Smartscapes designs and manufactures interactive smart city communications structures that provide access to and enhance public information, commerce, safety and efficiency to create "smartscapes" – the future of intelligent urban infrastructure. "
target: elevate DIGITAL
elevate DIGITAL is the leading developer of street-level, interactive software technology. The elevate platform manages and controls connective messaging, digital applications, geo-targeted services and data collection within SMART display technology.
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closed 5/2/2008 via BusinessWire

Macrovision Corporation, acquired Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc.

synopsis: Macrovision Corporation announced that it has completed its acquisition of Gemstar-TV Guide, a global leader in video and entertainment guidance technology and services. Combining Gemstar-TV and Macrovision technologies positions the company as a key enabler of the digital home entertainment experience.
buyer: Macrovision Corporation (ROVI:$510.63)
Rovi Corporation (formerly Macrovision Solutions Corporation) is a leader in powering the discovery and enjoyment of digital entertainment—connecting consumers with the best entertainment experiences possible. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc.
Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc. is a leading media, entertainment and technology company that develops, licenses, markets and distributes technologies, products and services targeted at the television guidance and home entertainment needs of consumers worldwide.
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$2,758 [$2,224]
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$617
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$141
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closed 8/24/2016 via Company Press Release

BullGuard, acquired Dojo-Labs

synopsis: BullGuard, Europe’s #1 rated consumer security company, announced it has acquired Dojo Labs, the pioneering innovator in consumer internet of things security. Together, the companies will redefine how security is delivered for consumers and small businesses. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer: BullGuard
BullGuard is a fast growing antimalware and mobile security brand. Its award-winning product portfolio includes internet security solutions, mobile security, 24/7 identity protection, and social media protection for both home and small business users. "
target: Dojo-Labs
Dojo-Labs is dedicated to defining the security of things for the connected home. The company’s first product, Dojo, is an intelligent security device that connects to the home network and acts as the essential layer between connected devices and any threats to their security or privacy.
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closed 5/22/2014 via BusinessWire

Tobii Assistive Technology, Inc., acquired DynaVox Inc.

synopsis: Tobii Technology, the global leader in eye tracking, announced it has reached an agreement to acquire 100 percent of the membership interest in DynaVox Systems LLC, a leading provider of speech-generating devices and symbol-adapted special education software.
buyer: Tobii Assistive Technology, Inc. (OM:TOBII:$165.05)
Tobii Technology is the global leader in eye tracking and is pioneering eye tracking in personal computing. Tobii has transformed research in many fields and has enabled communication for thousands of people with special needs. "
target:
price ($mm)
$18
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Wafra Partners, will acquire Freedom Scientific, Inc.

synopsis: Wafra Partners LLC and Wafra Investment Advisory Group, Inc. are pleased to announce the acquisition of Freedom Scientific, Inc. Freedom Scientific, Inc. is the leading worldwide provider of assistive technology products for those who are low vision or blind.
buyer: Wafra Partners
Wafra Partners is a private equity firm that seeks to invest in and build successful middle-market companies. Wafra Partners purchases control or significant minority positions in companies with strong management, high-upside, discernable value and growth drivers. "
target: Freedom Scientific, Inc.
Freedom Scientific, Inc. is the leading worldwide provider of assistive technology products for those who are low vision or blind. Assistive technology products make information, whether in electronic or print format, and computing accessible to those who are low vision or blind.
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closed 7/31/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Synaptics, acquired DisplayLink

synopsis: Synaptics has acquired DisplayLink Corp., a leader in high-performance video compression technology. DisplayLink’s high performance software compression technology enables universal docking and casting of high bandwidth video from any device to any display using any transport medium such as USB, Ethernet or Wi-Fi.
buyer: Synaptics (SYNA:$1,351.40)
Synaptics is the pioneer and leader of human interface solutions, bringing innovative and intuitive user experiences to intelligent devices. Synaptics has a broad portfolio of touch, display, biometrics, voice, audio, and multimedia products. "
target: DisplayLink
DisplayLink Corp. is a leader in high-performance video compression technology. DisplayLink’s high performance software compression technology enables universal docking and casting of high bandwidth video from any device to any display using any transport medium such as USB, Ethernet or Wi-Fi.
price ($mm)
$305
rev ($mm)
$94
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.2x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/22/2018 via BusinessWire

Sphero, acquired Specdrums

synopsis: Sphero, the leader in bringing together play and STEAM learning, announced its acquisition of Specdrums, a Boulder-based music tech startup. Specdrums offers app-controlled rings worn on a user’s fingers that turn color into sound with a simple tap.
buyer: Sphero
Sphero is an industry-leading robotics toy company that bridges the gap between the real world and the virtual world with its smartphone-controlled robots. "
target: Specdrums
Specdrums is a Boulder-based music tech startup founded in 2016. Specdrums offers app-controlled rings worn on a user’s fingers that turn color into sound with a simple tap.
price ($mm)
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closed 9/8/2016 via BusinessWire

Rovi Corporation, acquired TiVo Inc.

synopsis: Rovi Corporation announced that it has completed its acquisition of TiVo Inc. The company is adopting the iconic TiVo brand, marking the emergence of a new global leader in innovative products and licensable inventions that power consumer entertainment experiences and transform the value of audience relationships.
buyer: Rovi Corporation (ROVI:$510.63)
Rovi is leading the way in the discovery and personalization of digital entertainment. It creates personalized and data-driven ways for viewers to discover the right entertainment and for providers to discover the right audiences. "
target: TiVo Inc. (TIVO:$661.39)
TiVo Inc. is a global leader in next-generation television services. TiVo's innovative cloud-based SaaS solutions enable viewers to consume content across all screens in and out-of-the home.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,561 [$1,234]
rev ($mm)
$490
EBITDA ($mm)
$85
EV / rev
2.5x
EV / EBITDA
14.5x

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