Daily Deal Activity 09/19/14

September 22, 2014

Noteworthy:

Concur Technologies (Nasdaq:CNQR), which provides integrated travel and expense management solutions, was acquired by SAP America, which provides business solutions, for approximately $8.3 billion at a valuation of 10.8x revenue. Acquiring Concur is the latest big deal by SAP, which agreed to buy Ariba, a business-to-business marketplace, for $4.3 billion in 2012.

Digital Media/Commerce

ecommerce

Jack Erwin, a men’s shoe brand online retailer, has raised $9 million in Series B funding led by Brown Shoe (NYSE: BWS) with participation from Crosslink Capital, Shasta Ventures, and FundersGuild. The company intends on using the new capital to continue to grow operations.

mobile content/apps

Just Sales, which provides a mobile shopping app, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from angel investor.

Digital Advertising

ad networks/exchanges

Yashi, which provides a location-focused advertising company, has received a $4 million committed line of credit from PNC Bank. The company will use the new capital to continue to grow operations.

Marketing Technology

analytics & targeting

Israel-based Beyond Verbal, which provides an analytics platform, has raised an additional $3.3 million in funding led by Winnovation and SingulariTeam.

product/price

Brink Software, which provides cloud based point of sale (POS) software for restaurants, was acquired by PAR Technology, a provider of integrated technology solutions to the hospitality industry. The acquisition enhances the company’s ability to develop, deploy, and service cloud technology solutions for quick-serve, fast casual, and casual dining restaurants. Terms were not disclosed.

search & discovery

Spain-based Odilo, which is a provider of products for lending digital content to brick-and-mortar libraries, has raised $2.8 million in funding led by Active Venture Partners. The company plans on using the new capital to accelerate growth in the U.S. and Latin America.

social technology

SocialChorus, a company operating an online marketing platform to promote social engagement, increase web traffic, and acquire new customers, has raised $7.5 million in Series B funding led by Kohlberg Ventures. The company plans on using the new capital to use the funds to further develop the platform.

Agency & Marketing Services

loyalty/retention

Welcome Real-time, which provides payment-based loyalty solutions, was acquired by Collinson Group, which provides payment integrated value-added service solution. Terms were not disclosed.

Technology & Communications

financial technology

Docupace Technologies, which is a provider of secure and compliant electronic processing technology for financial institutions and the wealth management industry, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from RCS Capital Corporation. The company plans on using the new capital to grow its market share within the financial services industry and extend its service offerings to new industries.

Software

financial

Delta Data Software, a provider of solutions for investment management companies and financial intermediaries, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Accel-KKR. The company plans on using the new capital to accelerate its growth, further expand its product portfolio, and improve service for its existing customer base.

security

nScaled, which provides recovery-as-a-service solutions to mid-sized companies, was acquired by Acronis, which provides backup, disaster recovery, and secure file sharing. Terms were not disclosed.

Information & Business Services

geo-demo information           

Placemeter, which tracks real-time location traffic, occupancy rate, and cross-location visit data, has raised $6 million from New Enterprise Associates, with participation from Qualcomm, and Collaborative Fund. The company, which had previously raised $1.7 million in seed funding, plans on using the new capital to expand its data platform and analytics.

 


Daily Deal Activity 09/18/14

September 19, 2014

Marketing Technology

analytics & targeting

Blinkfire Analytics, which operates an online platform that tracks and delivers insights on team content performance and fan engagement across various sports, has raised $1 million in funding led by FG Angels, Maiden Lane Ventures, and Plug & Play Ventures.

email/messaging software

Email marketing company LaunchBit was acquired by BuySellAds.com, which operates a local buying and selling advertisement marketplace. Terms were not disclosed.

vertical search

Shuttlerock, a New Zealand-based visual marketing software company, has raised $2.4 million in Series A funding from Opt (Japan) and individual angels. The company intends on using the new capital to expand its presence in North America, including the opening of its U.S. headquarters in Los Angeles.

Digital Media/Commerce

classifieds/auctions/p-to-p

PeerSpace, a provider of a peer-to-peer marketplace for professionals to gain access to productive spaces, has raised $1.5 million in seed funding from Structure Capital. The company intends on using the new capital to expand to other major metropolitan areas, as well as hiring key positions within both development and sales.

ecommerce, digital promotion

ClassPass, a website for discovering and booking fitness classes, has raised $12 million in Series A funding co-led by angel investors Fritz Lanman and Hank Vigil. The company will use the new capital to expand into additional markets and to launch new product features, including a mobile app.

ecommerce

Colorescience, which is a provider of makeup and skincare products, has raised $15 million in Series B funding led by Longwood Fund with participation from Montreaux Equity Partners and Split Rock Partners.

ecommerce

UK-based Gousto, a recipe box delivery company, has raised $8.2 million in Series A funding led by Unilever Ventures with participation from MMC Ventures.

ecommerce

Wineweb, which operates an eMarketplace for wine, with over 40000 wineries and 250000 wines to buy online, was acquired by Granbury Restaurant Solutions, which develops and implements technology solutions. Terms were not disclosed.

mobile content/apps

Cox Enterprises has acquired Experience, a developer of a mobile application that helps attendees of sporting events and concerts to upgrade their seats and experience VIP opportunities. The deal is valued at more than $200 million.

mobile content/apps

HowGood, an in-store rating system for food information, has raised $2 million in seed funding from FirstMark Capital, Highline Ventures, Serious Change, and individual angel investors.

social media/apps

SocialGrow, which provides a web application that enables people of various technical levels to grow their professional and/or personal online social networks, was acquired by Unified Inbox, which operates a cloud based unified communication and social collaboration platform. Terms were not disclosed.

Digital Advertising

ad networks/exchanges

Sharethrough, a native ad exchange platform, has acquired UK-based VAN, which helps brands create and distribute branded content campaigns. VAN (Viral Ad Network) reportedly generated $2 million in revenue in 2013. Terms were not disclosed.

digital video

KIN, which delivers female-focused video content across verticals including food, health, beauty, parenting, home, and entertainment, has raised $12 million in Series C funding led by  Corus Entertainment with participation from Emil Capital, Mayfield Fund, General Catalyst Partners, and Rustic Canyon Partners. The company intends on using the new capital for talent acquisition and expansion of its advertising sales team, original programming and new business development opportunities.

mobile marketing

Swrve, a provider of mobile marketing automation solutions, has raised $10 million in Series B funding led by Acero Capital with participation from Atlantic Bridge and Intel Capital.

vertical search

Israel-based EatWith, which is a platform that helps people throw dinner parties for both friends and strangers, has raised $8 million in Series A funding led by Greylock Partners. The company intends on using the new capital to grow its presence in major cities around the world including Barcelona, Rome, Paris, and New York, in addition to fueling expansion in San Francisco.

Agency & Marketing Services

public relations

Independent integrated agency Four Communications, part of the Four Communications Group, has acquired UK-based Consolidated PR, which operates as an independent public relations agency. Terms were not disclosed.

Technology & Communications

communications software

Telynx, which engages in the design and marketing of a line of software products and related services to telecommunications service providers, has raised $1 million in funding. The company plans on using the new capital to double its revenues over the next 12 months and hire new team members.

enterprise mobility, collaboration

Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) has acquired FeedHenry, an Ireland-based enterprise mobile app platform provider, for $82 million. FeedHenry had raised around $9 million in VC funding from Kernel Capital Partners, Intel Capital, VMWare, Enterprise Ireland, and ACT Venture Capital.

Software

data management

Formation Data Systems, which is a provider of a data management and storage platform, has raised $24.2 million in Series A funding led by Pelion Venture Partners with participation from Dell Ventures, Third Point, Mayfield Fund, and Square 1 Bank.

engineering software

FreeGreen, which designs and constructs off-grid homes, was acquired by Houseplans, which provides online home-planning services. Terms were not disclosed.

financial

Delta Data Software, a provider of mutual fund trading, data management, and other SaaS solutions to the financial services market, has raised an undisclosed amount of growth equity funding led by Accel-KKR.

healthcare

HRdirect, a resource for practical HR guidance and solutions, has acquired HelloScheduling.com, a web-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) that lets restaurants, healthcare providers, retailers, call centers and other shift-dependent small businesses easily manage employee schedules. Terms were not disclosed.

healthcare

Zipari, a startup focused on building technology products to make the health insurance process easier for consumers, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding led by Vertical Venture Partners. The company intends to use the funds for the development of its technology platform and applications.

hr

UK-based ShiftPlanning, a maker of a cloud-based employee scheduling application, has raised $3.2 in new funding co-led by Point Nine Capital and MHS Capital.

security

Israel-based CyActive, predictive cyber security startup, has raised an undisclosed amount of strategic VC funding from Siemens Venture Capital.

security

Ping Identity, an identity security company, has raised $35 million in new VC funding led by KKR with participation from Ten Eleven Ventures, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, General Catalyst Partners, SAP Ventures, W Capital Partners, Volition Capital, Triangle Peak Partners, and Appian Ventures. Ping, which has now raised $110 million in total funding, intends on using the new capital for product innovation and international expansion.

other

UK-based UBM (LSE: UBM), events and communications group, is reportedly in talks to acquire Advanstar, a trade show organizer currently controlled by Anchorage Capital Group, Ares Management, and Veronis Suhler Stevenson. The deal could be valued at around $900 million.

 


Daily Deal Activity 09/17/14

September 19, 2014

Marketing Technology

commerce management

Canada-based LightSpeed, a commerce platform for retailers has raised $35 million funding led by iNovia Capital and Accel Partners. The company, which has now raised $65 million in total, plans to use the new capital to continue to expand into new verticals and geographies.

content management

Italy-based New Vision, which develops a platform to manage content, has raised $8 million in funding from  Innogest Sgr, Withfounders, Centerboard Partners, and other unnamed investor. The company plans on using the new capital to continue to develop the platform and expand the business.

crm

Callidus Software Inc. (NASDAQ: CALD), which provides enterprise software applications that automate management of “marketplace pay-for-performance” programs used to drive corporate revenues, has acquired Clicktools, which is a cloud enterprise B2B survey provider, for $14 million at a valuation of 3.5x revenue.

mobile technology, crm

PeriscopeIQ has acquired Opinionmeter International, which is a provider of real-time mobile and SaaS customer feedback solutions. The acquisition of Opinionmeter broadens PeriscopeIQ’s service portfolio by adding advanced mobile and real-time SaaS solutions for market research and customer feedback applications. Terms were not disclosed.

Digital Media/Commerce

ecommerce

China-based Beijing Shishang Renjia Networks Technology, which operates Daojia.com.cn or Daojia, an online food ordering and delivery service provider, has raised $50million in Series D round of financing. The company plans on using the new capital to upgrade its core restaurant delivery services.

ecommerce

Jet.com, which is an ecommerce startup, has raised $20 million in new VC funding from Western Technology Investment. The company also secured a $5 million asset-backed facility from Silicon Valley Bank. Jet.com previously raised $55 million from New Enterprise Associates, Accel Partners, Bain Capital Ventures, and MentorTech Ventures.

gaming

Chobolabs, a mobile gaming startup, has raised $1.3 million in seed funding led by Innovation Endeavors with participation from individual angels. The company intends on using the new capital to expand operations.

mobile content/apps

ChartSpan Medical Technologies, which provides mobile application that collects and centralizes the management of electronic and patient healthcare data for patients, has raised more than $1 million in seed funding led by angel investors. The company intends on using the new capital to build the engineering, distribution, and marketing teams.

mobile content/apps

Newsela, a written news delivery app for K-12 classrooms, has raised $4.1 million in Series A funding led by Owl Ventures.

mobile content/apps

Sports analysis app provider Ubersense, which aims to improve athlete performance by giving users tools to analyze videos, compare their techniques to others, and track their progress over time, was acquired by sports video software company Hudl. Ubersense raised a $1.1 million seed round from Atlas Venture, Google Ventures, Boston Seed Capital, and various angels. Terms were not disclosed.

niche content, gaming

H.I.G. Capital has made strategic investments in Grupo NZN and Click Jogos, both Brazil-based digital media businesses. As part of the transaction, NZN and Click Jogos will merge.

niche content

Jordan-based WebTeb, which provides a health and lifestyle portal, has raised $3.2 million in Series C funding led by Sadara Ventures with participation Siraj Palestine Fund.

Social media/apps

Forever, which operates as an online photo storage and sharing company, has acquired Panstoria, which is a digital scrapbooking and photo organizing company. Prior to 2013, Panstoria software was marketed under the Creative Memories brand name. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Social media/apps

Viverae, which is a provider of  wellness and health management, has acquired OneHealth, a company that supplies private online social communities designed to help people improve behavioral health outcomes. OneHealth’s platform complements Viverae’s offerings by providing a technology platform that allows members to anonymously give and receive support for emotional and physical health.  Terms were not disclosed.

Social media/apps

On-demand rideshare company SideCar Technologies has raised $15 million in funding led by Avalon Ventures and Union Square Ventures. The company intends to use the funds for nationwide expansion.

Digital Advertising

digital video, mobile marketing

JW Player, a New York-based online and mobile video platform, has raised $20 million in Series C funding led by Greycroft Growth and Greenspring Associates with participation Cueball Capital and e.ventures. The company intends on using the new capital to expand its sales, marketing, product, and engineering initiatives, and improve its software-as-a-service platform.

Agency & Marketing Services

search marketing

Search marketing agency Covario was acquired by Dentsu Aegis Network. The transaction includes Covario’s search and content marketing agency business, but not the software business, specifically their Rio SEO software. Terms were not disclosed.

Traditional Media

b-to-b media

Shamrock Capital Advisors has acquired Questex, a business information and events company. No financial terms were disclosed.

consumer magazine publisher

Athlon Media Group has purchased Parade and Dash magazines with associated digital assets from Parade Media Group. The acquisition will add Parade, the largest-circulation magazine in the U.S. at 32 million households, and Dash, a food & family magazine with 8.8 million circulations, to the AMG portfolio. Parade.com and DashRecipes.com are also part of the acquisition. Parade magazine is distributed weekly by more than 700 newspapers. Terms were not disclosed.

entertainment media

Spirit Music Group, an independent music publishing house owned by Pegasus Capital Advisors, has raised $50 million in new capital commitments from Fortress Credit Corp.

Technology & Communications

big data technology

CrowdFlower, a data enrichment platform for data scientists, has raised $12.5 million in Series C funding led by Canvas Venture Fund with participation from Bessemer Venture Partners and Trinity Ventures.

data center technology

Mesosphere has acquired OrlyAtomics, a database technology company. The acquisition is mainly a talent acquisition. The four OrlyAtomics engineers will become part of the Mesosphere team immediately. Terms were not disclosed.

cloud computing technology

Cisco Systems (Nasdaq: CSCO) has acquired Metacloud , a provider of private cloud solutions for large enterprises. Metacloud had raised in VC funding, from Storm Ventures, Canaan Partners, AME Cloud Ventures, Pelion Venture Partners, Silicon Valley Bank, and UMC Capital. No financial terms of the acquisition were disclosed.

enterprise mobility

Pacific DataVision, a provider of mobile workforce management solutions, has raised $218 million in equity funding with undisclosed institutional investors.

networking equipment

U-blox (Swiss: ABXN) has acquired Greece-based Antcor, which is a provider WiFi technology, for upwards of $11 million. Sellers include Greek VC firm Attica Ventures.

Software

collaboration

Cloud-based platform for music creation Splice has raised $4.5 million Series A funding led by True Ventures with participation from AM Only, WME, Plus Eight Equity Fund, and Union Square Ventures.

erp

Doxim, which develops software-as-a-service model document processing and enterprise content management solutions for the financial services marketplace, has sold a majority stake to Strattam Capital. Terms were not disclosed.

erp

Electronics for Imaging ( EFII ) has acquired substantially all the assets of DiMS!, a developer of comprehensive MIS/ERP systems for print and packaging companies. Terms were not disclosed.

healthcare

Privia Health, a physician practice management and population health technology company, has raised $400 million in new funding led by a Goldman Sachs affiliate. Other participants include Pamplona Capital Management, Cardinal Partners, Health Enterprise Partners, and Morgan Noble Healthcare Partners.

healthcare

RightCare, a provider of predictive software for risk stratifying medical patients at admission, has raised $4 million in funding from NewSpring Health Capital. The company intends to use on using the new capital further accelerate and broaden the commercial growth of its software through geographic expansion across the nation, and continue with ongoing product innovation.

security

Auth0, which offers identity-as-a-service solution, has raised $2.4 million in seed funding led by Bessemer Venture Partners with participation from K9 Ventures, Portland Seed Fund, and NXTP Labs.

security

Israel-based Sentrix (fka Foresight-Air), which is a provider of enterprise-grade network security, has raised more than $6 million in funding led by Magma Venture Partners and Cedar Fund. The company is using the funds to grow operations.

Information & Business Services

financial information

Sedgwick Claims Management Services, which is a portfolio company of KKR and Stone Point Capital, has acquired T&H Global Holdings, a provider of specialized insurance claims services, from Flex point Ford. Terms were not disclosed.

other

Rackspace, a web hosting company with a $5.6 billion market cap, said yesterday that it has decided against a sale of the company. It had announced in May that it was exploring strategic alternatives, and subsequently had discussions with several suitors.


Daily Deal Activity 09/16/14

September 17, 2014

Marketing Technology

analytics & targeting

RJMetrics, an analytics platform for online businesses, has raised $16.5 million in Series B funding led by August Capital with participation from Trinity Ventures and SoftTech VC. The company, which has now raised a total of $22 million, will use the funds to accelerate product development and continue its customer growth.

content delivery network

Fastly, which provides web acceleration solutions and content delivery network, has raised $40 million in Series C funding led by August Capital with participation from Amplify Partners, Battery Ventures, and OATV. The company plans on using the new capital to grow the team with executive and engineering hires, build more points-of-presence (POPs) in strategic locations around the world, and develop product partnerships with Fortune 500 companies.

content  management

Oracle (Nasdaq: ORCL) has agreed to acquire Front Porch Digital, a provider of content storage management solutions, from Hawthorn Equity Partners. Terms were not disclosed.

social technology

Israel-based Kenshoo, a provider of a search engine marketing platform for campaign management to agencies, has acquired Adquant, which provides a Facebook advertisements SaaS platform for advertisers globally. Terms were not disclosed.

social technology

Vocus and Cision, which are providers of cloud-based public relations software that are being merged by GTCR, have acquired Visible Technologies, a provider of social media listening and analytics. No financial terms were disclosed.

Digital Media/Commerce

ecommerce

Australia-based Bellabox, a beauty box subscription company, has raised $2.7 million in new funding from Allure Media.

ecommerce

MySale Group, the online retailer with flash sales sites in Australia, New Zealand and South-East Asia, has acquired 60 percent of Denmark-based flash sale website Invitetobuy.dk, as well as a partnership with the site to further European expansion. Terms were not disclosed.

mobile content/apps

Make Believe Labs, which provides the Hello Santa app that allows parents to schedule live video chats with Santa Claus by providing details such as their child’s name and gift wishes, was acquired by JibJab Media, which is a digital media production company.  Terms were not disclosed.

mobile content/apps, social media/apps

Israel-based mobile social networks photo and video-sharing platform mobli Media has acquired mobile content sharing platform, Pheed. Terms were not disclosed.

Digital Advertising

digital video

H.I.G. Growth Partners has sold most of its stake in SpotXchange, a video advertising platform for publishers, to RTL Group. No financial terms were disclosed.

Traditional Media

broadcast television

Heartland Media and MSouth Equity Partners have acquired the assets of television station WTVA, the NBC and ABC affiliate from WTVA. The acquisition will expand Heartland’s holdings to 5 stations. Terms were not disclosed.

Technology & Communications

data center technology

BlueBridge Networks, which offers data center services, including hosting, network, managed storage, managed security, virtualization, and workgroup recovery services, has raised $1 million in seed funding led by angel investors. The company plans on using the new capital to further expand its team.

data storage technology

Axcient, a provider of cloud-based Recovery-as-a-service (RaaS), has acquired the business and technology of DirectRestore, a recovery technology provider. Terms were not disclosed. With the acquisition, Axcient aims to increase application recovery capabilities and expand research and development.

enterprise mobility

China-based WeiChaiShi, which is a mobile crowd tasking platform, has raised $3.2 million in funding led by ClearVue Partners with participation from Nokia Growth Partners. The company intends on using the funds to expand its team, build its partner network, and add new features.

software-defined networking

Germany-based Quobyte, which is a provider of a software-defined storage system that runs on commodity Linux servers, has raised an undisclosed amount of Series A funding led by Target Partners and High-Tech Gründerfonds. The company intends on using the new capital for international growth and further development of its software.

virtualization technology

UK-based Virgin Mobile Central and Eastern Europe, a mobile virtual network operator, has raised up to $13 million from Delta Partners Capital. VMCEE also raised capital from the IFC, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and CEE Mobile Capital.

Software

collaboration

Stratasys (Nasdaq: SSYS) has acquired GrabCAD, an online community for mechanical engineers. It was reported that the price-tag is around $100 million. GrabCAD had raised over $13 million in VC funding, from NextView Ventures, Matrix Partners, Atlas Venture, David Sacks, and Charles River Ventures.

erp software

Acuity Business Solutions, delivers and supports Web-based Deltek software solutions, was acquired by Stambaugh Ness, provides accounting and financial advisory services. Terms were not disclosed.

erp software

eWinery Solutions, which offers software tools to help wineries manage their business, was acquired by Granbury Restaurant Solutions, which provides point-of-sale (POS) technology solutions for restaurants. Terms were not disclosed.

healthcare

iVinci Health, which is a provider of healthcare patient revenue management system, has raised $5 million in funding led by Intermountain Healthcare, Inova Health System, and St. Luke’s Health System.

infrastructure software

SolusVM, which provides a virtual server control panel, was acquired by OnApp, which provides software for hosting providers in the European Union, the United States, and the Asia-Pacific. Terms were not disclosed.

security software

Canada-based eSentire, which is a provider of active threat protection solutions and managed security services, has raised $13 million in Series C funding led by Georgian Partners with participation from Cisco Investments, Northleaf Venture, Catalyst Fund, and return backers Edison Partners and VentureLink. The company intends on using the new capital to expand its technical capabilities and services into new sectors including critical infrastructure and IP based markets such as technology and bio-pharma.

security software

Cybersecurity software and solutions company Vahna has received an undisclosed amount of funding from an unnamed investor. The company plans on using the new capital to enhance its technology platform and expand its market presence.

software development tools

Docker, an open-source engine for application deployment, has raised $40 million in Series C funding led by Sequoia Capital led the round with participation from  Benchmark, Greylock Partners, Insight Ventures, Trinity Ventures and angel investors. The deal was reportedly done at a $400 million valuation. The company intends on using the new capital to expand adoption of its platform, broaden its ecosystem of application developers, system administrators, platform providers, and technology partners.

software development tools

UK-based Semmle, which is a provider of a business analytics platform for managing software development, has raised $8 million in Series A funding led by Accel Partners.

Information & Business Services

hr consulting

Seven Step RPO, a recruitment process outsourcing firm, acquired UK-based BlueGlue, which provides outsource recruitment services. Terms were not disclosed.

hr information, vertical search

Online job board company WorkPop, has raised $7 million in Series A funding led by Trinity Ventures with participation from SV Angel, Cornerstone OnDemand, Slow Ventures, Ironfire Capital, Plus Ventures, and individual angel investors.

it consulting/systems integration

Canada-based COBA, which provides integrated management software for educational institutions and municipal organizations, was acquired by France-based Groupe Berger-Levrault, which operates a printing firm of catalogues and periodicals.  Terms were not disclosed.

it consulting/systems integration

NeoSystems, a provider of outsourced back-office services, has raised $15 million in growth equity funding led by OFS Capital. Clearsight Advisors served as placement agent.

other

financial

Francisco Partners is planning to sell France-based EFront, which is a provider of software to the financial services market. It has hired Barclays to explore options, and believes EFront could be valued at upwards of $500 million in a sale.


Daily Deal Activity 09/15/14

September 16, 2014

Noteworthy:

Cognizant Technology Solutions (Nasdaq: CTSH) has acquired TriZetto, which is a provider of healthcare IT and service solutions, from Apax Partners for $2.7 billion. TriZetto was acquired by UK-based private-equity firm Apax, for $1.2 billion back in 2008.

Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) has confirmed that it has made the acquisition of Mojang, the Swedish gaming company responsible for Minecraft, for $2.5 billion.

Marketing Technology

analytics & Targeting

UK-based QuanTemplate, which is a provider of cloud-based analytics for the wholesale insurance market, has raised an undisclosed amount of seed funding from backers such as Anthemis Group.  The company plans on using the new capital to expand its product offerings and grow its customer base.

bi tools

Content Savvy, which provides content curation and big data analytics, was acquired by SmartFocus, which provides a cloud marketing platform that enables businesses to deliver marketing campaigns. Terms were not disclosed.

bi tools, big data technology

Data analytics company Palantir Technologies, which serves the finance and government sectors, has raised more than $50 million in funding. This brings the round total up to $444 million.

content management

Canada-based Givex, which is a provider of cloud-based information services, has acquired Marqui, a provider of content management and digital design services. Marqui shareholders included GrowthWorks and Ventures West. Terms were not disclosed.

mobile technology

Vistapointe Networks, which provides network intelligence as a service, mobile analytics, and business intelligence solutions, was acquired by Brocade Communications (Nasdaq:BRCD), which provides Internet protocol based networking solutions and storage area networking (SAN) solutions. Terms were not disclosed.

Digital Media/Commerce

ecommerce

Germany-based eCommerce platform Mytheresa.com and Theresa, were acquired by Neiman Marcus Group.  The acquisition of Mytheresa.com will enable Neiman Marcus Group to take a significant step to more broadly serving the affluent customer globally. Terms were not disclosed.

social media/apps

Mexico-based Flipter, which owns and operates a social network and micro-blogging platform that allows users to create, share, and organize polls, was acquired by 1World Online, which provides social opinion polling and data analytics. Terms were not disclosed.

social media/apps

Malaysia-based TrustedCompany.com, an online review site for eCommerce businesses in Southeast Asia and India, has raised $1 million in Series A funding led by Tengelmann Ventures with participation from 500 Startups and Asia Venture Group. The company plans on using the new capital to continue to accelerate product innovation, grow sales and marketing resources, and expand in emerging markets in SEA and India, and into Africa and Brazil.

Digital Advertising

vertical search

Kinnek, which operates a marketplace for small businesses to find suppliers and manage purchases, has raised $10 million in Series A funding. Matrix Partners led the round, and was joined by seed backers Sierra Ventures, Version One Ventures, Naval Ravikant, CrunchFund, Richard Chen, TriplePoint Ventures and Benjamin Ling.

Agency & Marketing Services

loyalty/retention

UK-based TagPoints, which develops a proximity marketing and loyalty platform for retail settings, was acquired by SmartFocus, which provides a cloud marketing platform that enables businesses to deliver marketing campaigns. The acquisition is part of the company’s strategy to develop the UK’s first fully context aware digital and mobile marketing system. Terms were not disclosed.

Technology & Communications

cloud computing technology

Cloudyn, a provider of cloud monitoring and optimization solutions, has raised $4 million in funding led by Titanium Investments with participation from RSeed. The company, which has raised $5.5 million in funding, plans on using the new capital to add support for cloud computing infrastructure platforms and enhance its offering.

financial technology

FolioDynamix, which offers a web-based wealth management technology platform, was acquired by Actua (Nasdaq:ACTA), which operates as a multi-vertical cloud technology company, for $210 million.

Software

application management

The Attachmate Group, which offers data transfer, protection, and management system applications, was acquired by Micro Focus (LSE:MCRO), which develops and sells software products and solutions worldwide, for $1.2 billion at a valuation of 1.3x revenue and 7.0x EBITDA.

mobile infrastructure

Denmark-based Mobilethink, which provides a device intelligence platform, was acquired for $20 million by Spirent Communications (LSE:SPT), which operates as a communications test and measurement company.

Information & Business Services

market research

Traffic information services provider Inrix has sold a 10 percent equity stakes for $55 million to Porsche Automobil Holding. The company previously raised around $78 million in VC funding from August Capital, Bain Capital Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, and Venrock.

printing services

Next Century Publishing has acquired Canada-based Printing Icon, which operates a full service printing company. Terms were not disclosed.

 


Daily Deal Activity 09/12/14

September 15, 2014

Marketing Technology

product/price

Genares, which operates an online hotel reservation system that offers reservations for various hotels worldwide, was acquired by Sabre (Nasdaq:SABR), which provides technology solutions to the travel and tourism industry. Terms were not disclosed.

teleservices/eservices

Ifbyphone, which is a provider of voice-based marketing automation solutions, has raised $30 million in funding led by  NewSpring Capital with participation from Apex Venture Partners, SSM Partners, Origin Ventures, River City Capital Funds, i2A Illinois Accelerator Fund, and Spring Mill Venture Partners. The company intends on using the new capital to complete the acquisition of Mongoose Metrics, a provider of call tracking, measurement and attribution, and to develop call tracking and management technologies for its Voice360 platform. Terms were not disclosed.

Digital Media/Commerce

classifieds/auctions/p-to-p

Deluxe has acquired Germany-based Mediapeers, which is a provider of B2B cloud software that helps content owners market and sell their movie and television assets. Terms were not disclosed. Mediapeers had raised VC funding from T-Venture, Fintage House, and Telepool.

gaming

Germany-based Memorado, which provides mini-games aimed at improving the cognitive abilities of users, which are available via its website and mobile applications, has raised $1.3 million in seed funding led by Sunstone Capital with participation from angel investors. The company plans on using the new capital to continue to expand operations.

mobile content/apps, financial technology

Sweden-based Tink, which provides personal finance mobile app, has raised $4 million in Series A funding led by Sunstone Capital. The company plans on using the new capital to expand in Europe and hiring new team members.

social media/apps

Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) has acquired Polar (Input Factory), which is a provider of a photo-focused online polling company, for an undisclosed amount. Polar had raised just under $3 million in VC funding from Battery Ventures, AME Cloud Ventures, Greylock Israel, Morado Venture Partners, and Webb Investment Network.

Agency & Marketing Services

marketing consulting

Sales and marketing consulting firm MAC Venture Group was acquired by Valuesetters (OTCPK:VSTR), which operates as an internet-based gaming company, for $20,000.

Technology & Communications

virtualization technology

AltspaceVR, which provides a social platform for virtual reality, has raised $5.2 million in seed funding led by Dolby Family Ventures, Formation 8, Google Ventures, Lux Capital, Foundation Capital, Rothenberg Ventures, SV Angel, Haystack Fund, Tencent, Raine Ventures, Promus Ventures, and Western Technology Investment.

Software

infrastructure software

Australia-based VostroCloud, which provides unified data center services to IT providers, was acquired by Runge ICT, which provides information technology solutions. The acquisition of VostroCloud will enable Runge ICT to expand their infrastructure presence to Sydney. Terms were not disclosed.

mobile infrastructure

UK-based Movirtu, which develops and markets identity solutions for mobile operators, was acquired by BlackBerry (TSX:BB), which provides wireless communications solutions worldwide. Movirtu’s technology allows smartphone users to have a separate personal and work phone number attached to one device. Terms were not disclosed.

Information & Business Services

hr consulting

Brazil-based Plus Talent, which operates as a talent management company, was acquired by digital entertainment content company SFX Entertainment (NasdaqGS:SFXE). Terms were not disclosed.

logistics

GIC, PSP Investments, and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan have invested a combined $700 million into XPO Logistics (NYSE: XPO), for approximately a 21 percent equity stake. The logistics company is expected to use the proceeds to fund acquisitions.

 


Daily Deal Activity 09/11/14

September 15, 2014

Noteworthy:

Alliance Data Systems (NYSE: ADS) has acquired Conversant (Nasdaq: CNVR), which is a provider of digital marketing services, for approximately $2.3 billion. The $35 per share deal represents a 31.22 percent premium to yesterday’s closing price. It was reported that Alliance Data acquired Conversant’s established network of advertisers and online publishers, such as websites and mobile applications, rather than building its own.

Marketing Technology

analytics & targeting

Apropose, a developer of a Web design analytics platform, has raised nearly $1.9 million in seed funding co-led by New Enterprise Associates and Andreessen Horowitz. The company intends on using the new capital to scale its core infrastructure and engineering team in support of its first product launch this fall.

content management, mobile technology

Ticketmaster has acquired Eventjoy, a provider of a free digital ticketing platform for event organizers to create event content and tickets. Eventjoy is the latest addition to the portfolio of the unit of concert promoter Live Nation Entertainment. Terms were not disclosed.

media management system, content management

Mediamorph, which operates a cross-platform Media and Entertainment (M&E) data management and analytics firm, has raised $10 million in Series B funding led by Liberty Global Ventures with participation from current investor Smedvig Capital. The company, which expects to close the Series B round with the participation of one to two additional investors soon, plans on using the new capital to hire new people to further scale the business.

Digital Media/Commerce

comparsion shopping

TheTake, a startup that allows consumers to identify and purchase products featured in movies, has raised $2 million in seed funding led by Halic with participation from Demarest Films and individual angel investors. The company plans on using the new capital to expand its database of movies, refine its video API, and market its mobile application.

ecommerce

India-based eShakti.com, which is an online retailer of women’s fashion and custom clothing, has raised an undisclosed amount of Series B funding led by IvyCap Ventures with participation from IDG Ventures India. The company intends to use the capital to continue to grow operations.

social media/apps, mobile content/apps

Byliner, a company providing personalized mobile-friendly reading services, was acquired by Vook, which enables users to read books, watch videos, and connect with authors and friends through social media. Terms were not disclosed.

social media/apps

Mamapedia, which provides a portal and an online community for mothers to connect through social media and email newsletters, was acquired by Get It, an operator of niche classifieds and career websites. Get It plans to integrate career opportunities into the online community experience giving moms access to career growth paths that fit their lifestyle. Terms were not disclosed.

Agency & Marketing Services

loyalty/retention

Connexions Loyalty, a division of Affinion Group and a leading provider of loyalty and rewards programs, has acquired SkyMall Ventures, which is a division of Xhibit Corporation and provider of loyalty solutions for brands in the financial services, hospitality, and gaming industries. The acquisition does not pertain to the well-known SkyMall catalog, also owned by Xhibit Corporation. Terms were not disclosed.

Traditional Media

entertainment media

1049 Productions, which offers film and video direction and editing services, was acquired by VIA Productions, which provides video production services. The acquisition will enable VIA Productions to create more opportunities around the nation. Terms were not disclosed.

entertainment media

Canada-based media production company Thunderbird, has acquired UK-based indie distributor Soda Pictures in order to expand current business in the UK/Ireland and move into film distribution in Canada. Terms were not disclosed.

Software

geo-demo

CartoDB, a Spain-based mapping and geospatial platform, has raised $8 million in Series A funding. Earlybird led the round with participation from Kibo Ventures and Vitamina K. The company intends on using the new capital to continue the growth of its community.

infrastructure

Hewlett-Packard (Nasdaq: HPQ) has acquired Eucalyptus Systems, a provider of open-source software for building private and hybrid enterprise clouds. Eucalyptus has raised around $55 million in VC funding from Benchmark, New Enterprise Associates, e.ventures, and Institutional Venture Partners. Terms were not disclosed.

security

Israel-based LightCyber, which provides breach detection and response solutions, has raised $10 million in funding led by Battery Ventures with participation from Glilot Capital and individual angel investors. The company plans on using the new capital to expand sales and marketing operations in the U.S. market.

security

Veracode, which provides application security services, has raised $40 million in funding led by Wellington Management Co. with participation from unidentified existing investors. The company previously raised over $70 million in VC funding from Meritech Capital Partners, Atlas Venture, .406 Ventures, and StarVest Partners. The company intends on using the new capital to accelerate investments in sales, marketing and R&D, and to consider acquisition of complementary technologies and a potential IPO.

software development tools

Manzanita Systems, which is a developer of MPEG software solutions for digital television, video on demand (VOD) and over-the-top (OTT) market, was acquired by high-definition audio solutions provider DTS (Nasdaq:DTSI).  The acquisition will enable DTS to leverage Manzanita’s toolset offerings to rapidly deploy new technologies into the market. Terms were not disclosed.

Information & Business Services

healthcare information

Doutissima, an online health forum focused on the South American market, has raised an undisclosed amount of seed funding led by DFJ Esprit. The company also announced a partnership with Telefonica-based accelerator Wayra (an existing Doutissima investor) that will allow it to leverage operations between the London and São Paulo academies. The company will use the funds to improve infrastructure, expand traffic growth, and grow its team of global contributors, doctors, and journalists.

market research

Quixel Research, which provides market research services focusing on home theater and home entertainment display markets, was acquired by Gap Intelligence, which is also a provider of market research services. Terms were not disclosed.

 


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