Daily Deal Activity 04/28/16

Digital Media/Commerce

classifieds/auctions/p-to-p

France-base peer-to-peer car rental platform Drivy has raised $35.2 million in a round of funding from Cathay Innovation, Nokia Growth Partners, Bpifrance, and Index Ventures. The company will use the funding for expanding its presence throughout Europe.

ecommerce

Germany-based Savedo, operator of a marketplace for financial investments, has raised $5.6 million in a round of funding from Xange, FinLeap, Kreos Capital, and Point Nine Capital. The company will use the funding for expanding internationally.

social media/apps, niche content

Odyseey, developer of a social content platform for millennials, has raised $25 million in a round of funding from private investors. The company has raised $32 million to date and will use the new round of funding for scaling operations.

social media/apps

Personalized weather app Poncho has raised $2 million in a round of funding led by Lerer Hippeau Ventures with participation from Greycroft Partners, Comcast Ventures, Venture51 Capital Partners, and RRE Ventures. The company will use the funding for building out its chatbot interface.

Digital Advertising

vertical search

UK-based vacation rental services provider HouseTrip has been acquired by TripAdvisor. The acquisition will see HouseTrip integrated into TripAdvisor’s Vacation Rentals group as the company looks to add provide expanded urban destination rental offerings. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Marketing Technology

bi tools

Cloud analytics and cost optimization platform Cloudamize has raised $1 million in a round of funding from MissionOG and DreamIt Ventures. The company will use the funding for expanding sales, marketing, and product development efforts.

commerce management

Finland-based Digital Foodie, developer of a platform that enables grocers to provide on-demand solutions, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Black Dragon Capital. The company will use the funding for expanding its presence in the US.

crm, bi tools

Xola, a developer of booking and marketing software for the tours and activities market, has raised $5 million in Series A funding from Rakuten. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence internationally.

market research

Market research and polling services provider Critical Insights will be acquired by competitor Digital Research. The acquisition provides Digital Research with an expanded presence in the healthcare and public policy sectors. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Traditional Media

entertainment media

NBCUniversal will acquire DreamWorks Animation in a transaction valued at a reported $3.8 billion. The offer price of $41 per DreamWorks share represents a more than 50 premium to the company’s April 26th closing price. DreamWorks has reported 2015 revenues of $915 million and EBITDA of $97 million.

Software

cloud computing

Database performance monitoring platform VividCortex has raised $4.5 million in a round of funding led by New Enterprise Associates with participation from Battery Ventures. The company will use the funding for product development and sales initiatives.

engineering, collaboration

Textura (NYSE:TXTR), a developer of collaboration and payment management solutions for the construction industry, will be acquired by Oracle for $663 million. The acquisition of $26 per Textura share represents a 30.7 percent premium over the company’s April 27th closing price. Textura has reported 2015 revenues of $87 million.

healthcare

Patient care and data insights platform developer Gyrus Labs has been acquired by big data health analytics company CloudMedx. The acquisition will see Gyrus integrated into CloudMedx’s Analytics Platform. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

hr

Enterprise staffing software developer Erecruit has raised $10 million in a round of funding from North Bridge Growth Equity. The company will use the funding for customer experience, product development, and sales initiatives.

infrastructure

Infrastructure cost reduction technology developer Levyx has raised $5.4 million in Series A funding led by OCA Ventures with participation from Amino Capital. The company will use the funding for expanding its sales and marketing divisions.

security

Cloud infrastructure security company Evident.io has raised $15.7 million in Series B funding from Venrock. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its offering beyond Amazon Web Services to other cloud provider platforms.

software development tools

Ionic, provider of a software development kit for building mobile apps, has raised $8.5 million in Series A funding led by General Catalyst with participation from Arthur Ventures and Founder Collective. The company will use the funding for product development.

Business Services

credit/risk consulting

ANXeBusiness Corp., a provider of information exchange and compliance services to the automotive and healthcare industries, has been acquired by OpenText (Nasdaq:OTEX) for $104 million. The acquisition will be complimentary to OpenText’s existing b-to-b integration solutions. Further terms of the deal were not disclosed.

it consulting/systems integration, marketing consulting

Marlin Equity Partners will acquire Teradata’s Marketing Application business for $90 million. The acquisition will provide the business with the resources for expanding operations. Further terms of the deal were not disclosed.

staffing

TPG Growth has acquired a majority stake in UK-based staffing firm Frank Recruitment Group from Livingbridge. The acquisition provides Frank Recruitment with the resources for expanding operations internationally. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Daily Deal Activity 04/27/16

Digital Media/Commerce

classifieds/auctions/p-to-p

SME peer-to-peer marketplace Lendix has raised $13.6 million in a round of funding from Partech Ventures, CNP Assurances, and ZenCap. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding operations internationally.

ecommerce

Fashion market sites operator Global Fashion Group has raised $340 million at a reported valuation of $1.1 billion in a round of funding from Rocket Internet, Access Industries, and Investment Kinnevik. The company will use the funding for expanding operations.

ecommerce

Subscription-based food delivery startup The First Meal has been acquired by India-based delivery service Hello Curry. The acquisition provides Hello Curry with an entrance into the subscription-based boxed meal area. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

mobile content/apps

China-based restaurant booking app Enjoy has raised $30 million in Series C funding from China Media Capital and Costone Venture Capital. The company will use the funding for expanding its presence domestically.

social media/apps

Online photo and video sharing platform CrowdAlbum has been acquired by Spotify. The acquisition will see CrowdAlbum integrated into Spotify’s musician marketing platform. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Marketing Technology

content management

Email creation and analytics company Litmus has acquired content curation tools developer Curated. The acquisition provides Litmus with strengthened email engagement capabilities for its platform. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

media management system

Stem Disintermedia, developer of a platform for musicians and artists to track contracts and revenue streams, has raised $4.5 million in a round of funding led by Upfront Ventures with participation from private investors. The company will use the funding for expanding headcount.

social technology, loyalty/retention

Retention marketing platform Windsor Circle has raised $4.1 million in a round of funding from undisclosed investors. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its engineer, sales, and marketing teams.

Traditional Media

radio

Content marketing company Cranberry has acquired digital marketing industry-focused radio and podcast programming provider WebmasterRadio.FM. The acquisition will see Cranberry relaunch the radio network as Cranberry.FM. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Software

big data

Big data streaming and analytics startup SnappyData has raised $3.7 million in Series A funding from Pivotal, GE Venture, and GTD Ventures. The company will use the funding for product development initiatives.

erp

Document management and workflow automation solutions developer Advanced Processing & Imaging has been acquired by Upland Software (Nasdaq:UPLD). The acquisition is complimentary to Upland’s presence in the government and education verticals. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

erp

SaaS-based restaurant management solution SynergySuite has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Oyster Capital Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence in the US.

financial

Personal finance app Sweep has been acquired by online lending company Affirm. The acquisition provides Affirm with an entrance into the area of personal finance. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

hr

Employee scheduling solutions developer Nimble Software Systems has raised $4 million in Series A funding from Seek. The company will use the new round of funding for product development and marketing initiatives.

security

Runtime applications protection solution Immunio has raised $5 million in Series A funding led by White Star Capital with participation from Bloomberg Beta and Hoxton Ventures. The company will use the funding for product development.

security

India-based digital rights management and data security solutions provider Seclore has raised $12 million in Series B funding from Helion Ventures, VentureEast, Sistema, and India Alternatives. The company will use the funding for expanding into the financial services and manufacturing industries.

Business Services

healthcare consulting

Independent medical examination and healthcare services provider ExamWorks Group (NYSE:EXAM) will be acquired by Leonard Green & Partners in a transaction valued at a reported $2.2 billion. The offer price of $35.05 per ExamWorks share represents a 4.4 percent premium to the company April 26th closing price. ExamWorks has 2015 reported revenues of $820 million and EBITDA of $116 million.

it consulting/systems integration

Performance and risk management solutions implementation company ADI Strategies will be acquired by Huron Consulting Group (Nasdaq:HURN). The acquisition will be complimentary to ADI’s scale and client base. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

printing services

Flyer printing solutions provider Flyers ASAP has been acquired by printing and design company Clash Graphics. The acquisition provides Clash with expanded printing service offerings. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

staffing

Science and engineering recruitment company Phaidon International has raised $26.2 million in a round of funding from HSBC. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence internationally.

Daily Deal Activity 04/26/16

Digital Media/Commerce

ecommerce

On-demand exterior maintenance services provider TaskEasy has raised $12 million in Series B funding led by Delta Electronics Capital with participation from Moderne Ventures, Grotech Ventures, and Access Venture Partners. The company will use the funding for expanding its marketing and sales divisions.

ecommerce, financial information

On-demand insurance platform Trov has raised $25.5 million in a round of funding led by Oak HC/FT with participation from Suncorp Group, Guidewire, and Anthemis Group. The company will use the funding for expanding internationally.

ecommerce

On-demand flower delivery service UrbanStems has raised $6.8 million in Series A funding led by SWaN & Legend Venture Partners with participation from Middleland Capital, NextGen Venture Partners, and Interplay Ventures. The company will use the funding for expanding its geographic presence.

niche content

Turkey-based auto racing website Turkiyef1.com has been acquired by motor racing content group Motorsport.com. The acquisition will provide Motorsport.com with an expanded international presence. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

social media/apps

Social payment app developer Rooam has raised $1.2 million in a round of funding from undisclosed investors. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its sales and marketing divisions.

Digital Advertising

vertical search

Australia-based rental portal Flatmates.com has been acquired by REA Group for $19.4 million. The acquisition provides REA Group with a strengthened presence in the real estate advertising market. Further terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Marketing Technology

analytics & targeting

Customer behavior analysis and experience platform Zaius has raised $8 million in a round of funding from undisclosed investors. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its engineering, sales, and marketing divisions.

bi tools, financial software

Retail point-of-sale solutions developer DdD Retail will be acquired by K3 Business Technology Group for $11.5 million. The acquisition will provide K3 with expanded cross-selling opportunities. DdD has reported 2015 revenues of $7 million and EBITDA of $1.2 million.

content management

UK-based content marketing platform StoryStream has raised $2.6 million in a round of funding from MMC Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for building out its marketing division while focusing on product development.

email/messaging software

Interactive mass notification platform developer Alert Media has raised $4 million in a round of funding led by Silverton Partners with participation from ATX Seed Ventures. The company will use the funding for expanding in the emergency communication market.

Traditional Media

broadcast television

Shamrock Capital Advisors has acquired a majority stake in television production and licensing company Silvergate Media. The acquisition provides Silvergate with the resources for expanding its presence in China. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Software

erp

HGGC has acquired a majority stake in FPX, a developer of SaaS-based Configure-Price-Quote applications. The acquisition provides FPX with the resources for pursuing its go-to-market strategy. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

financial

India-based tax filing software developer ClearTax has raised $1.3 million in a round of funding from private investors. The company will use the round of funding for launching new products while expanding headcount.

financial

India-based prepaid card programs and payment solutions provider Transerv has raised $15 million in a round of funding led by IDFC with participation from Faering Capital. The company will use the funding for launching new products.

healthcare

Healthcare insurance automation platform Jet Health has raised $16.7 million in a round of funding from SV Life Sciences and Health Enterprise Partners. The company will use the funding for expanding headcount.

healthcare

Veritas Capital has acquired Verisk Health, the healthcare services business of Verisk Analytics (Nasdaq:VRSK), for $820 million. Verisk health has reported 2015 revenues of $307 million and EBITDA of $75 million.

hr

UK-based candidate hiring and assessment software developer LaunchPad Recruits has raised $2.3 million in a round of funding from Sussex Place Ventures and Edenred Capital Partners. The company will use the funding for product development efforts.

security

Security First, a developer of data protection solutions for government agencies, has raised $37.6 million in a round of funding from undisclosed investors. The company will use the round of funding for expanding into new verticals.

security

Spark Cognition, a developer of cybersecurity solutions for the industrials industry, has raised $6 million in Series B funding from CME Ventures, Verizon Ventures, and Alameda Ventures. The company will use the funding for expanding in the internet-of-things vertical.

security

Converged security and information management software developer Vidsys has raised $11 million in a round of funding led by Harmony Partners with participation from NewSpring Capital, Atlanta Equity, Flybridge Capital Partners, and JVax Investment Group. The company will use the funding for product development initiatives.

Daily Deal Activity 04/25/16

Digital Media/Commerce

mobile content/apps

UK-based mobile presentation tool and productivity app developer Curator has been acquired by Pinterest. The acquisition provides Pinterest with an expanded product design division. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

mobile content/apps

Mobile live streaming app developer Kamcord has raised $10 million in Series C funding led by Time Warner with participation from Tencent, Translink Capital, and XG Ventures. The company will use the funding for hiring talent.

Social media/apps

Photo printing and sharing services provider Kicksend will be acquired by Pocket Games. The acquisition provides Pocket Game with an expanded digital media portfolio and user base. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Digital Advertising

mobile marketing

Online-to-offline mobile marketing platform developer Cherrypicks has been acquired by online games developer NetDragon Websoft for $6 million. The transaction will also see NetDragon invest a further $12 million in Cherrypicks as the company looks to expand operations.

mobile marketing

Unlockd, developer of an ad platform for telecommunications companies, has raised $12 million in Series A funding from PLC Ventures and private investors. The company will use the funding for expanding its presence internationally.

Marketing Technology

analytics & Targeting

Internet-of-things analytics company Helium has raised $20 million in Series B funding led by Google Ventures with participation from Khosla Ventures and FirstMark Capital. The company will use the funding for building out its platform.

social technology

ThinkCX, a developer of social intelligence solutions for call centers, has raised $1 million in a round of funding from private investors. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its sales and marketing divisions.

 

Traditional Media

b-to-b media

UBM has acquired fashion trade shows operator Business Journals for $69 million in cash. The acquisition is complimentary to UBM’s presence in North American and the fashion sector. Business Journals has reported 2015 revenues of $40 million.

broadcast television

Digital news service and cable channel operator Fusions Media Network has been acquired by Univision Communications from Disney. The acquisition expands Univision’s reach within younger audiences. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

entertainment media

Events promoter Bowery Presents has been acquired by AEG. The acquisition provides AEG with an expanded venue portfolio as it looks to compete with main rival Live Nation. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

entertainment media

Latin music production and distribution company Musart Music Group has been acquired by music publishing company Concord Music Group. The acquisition provides Concord with an expanded international presence. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Software

data management

AkitaBox, a developer of building data and information software, has raised $1.1 million in a round of funding from Rock Oak Capital Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding within the building management industry.

engineering

Eigen Innovations, a developer of software solutions for manufacturers, has raised $1.4 million in a round of funding from BDC Capital and NBIF. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its engineering division.

geo-demo

UK-based Rezatec, a developer of satellite-driven data analytics solutions for the utilities and energy sectors, has raised $1.4 million in a round of funding from Run Capital. The company will use the funding for expanding its marketing and sales divisions.

infrastructure

Germany-based remote asset management and infrastructure management software developer azeti has raised $4 million in a round of funding from WPE Ventures Digitized Solutions. The company will use the funding for platform development initiatives.

security

Authentication technology developer DeviceAuthority has been acquired by data security company Cryptosoft. The acquisition provides Cryptosoft with an expanded offering for the internet-of-things market. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Information

healthcare information, healthcare software

Patient data applications developer Augmedix has raised $17 million in a round of funding led by Redmile Group with participation from Emergence capital, DCM Ventures, Sutter Health, Dignity Health, and Catholic Health Initiatives. The company will use the funding for building out its enterprise-level offerings.

Business Services

bpo

Outsourced call center services provider Midco Connections has been acquired by Lawrence & Schiller TeleServices. The acquisition provides L&S with expanded operations and client base. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

training, mobile content/apps

India-based supplemental learning app developer Byju has raised $75 million in a round of funding from Sequoia Capital and Sofina. The company will use the new round of funding for product development while expanding headcount.

Daily Deal Activity 04/22/16

Digital Media/Commerce

ecommerce

Yoox Net-a-Porter Group has raised $113 million in equity funding from Middle East-based retail businesses operator Alabbar Enterprises. The company will use the funding for expanding presence in the Middle East.

mobile content/apps

China-based land leasing app developer Tuliu has raised $23 million in Series B funding from Shanda Capital and Matrix Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its domestic user base.

niche content

Online comedy network Cheezburger has been acquired by Israel-based media firm Literally Media. The acquisition will see Cheezburger combined with comedy site competitor eBaum’s World. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

niche content

Fan-based entertainment news and reviews publisher HitFix has been acquired by youth-focused websites operator Woven Digital. The acquisition provides Woven with an expanded pop-culture properties portfolio. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

niche content, content management

Social publishing and blogging platform Medium has raised $50 million in Series C funding led by Spark Capital with participation from Andreessen Horowitz, Google Ventures, and private investors. The company will use the funding for platform development while hiring talent.

Digital Advertising

online lead generation

Lead generation and digital marketing services provider Seed Internet Marketing has been acquired by UK-based Engaged CRM. The acquisition provides Engaged CRM with bolstered email marketing capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Marketing Technology

analytics & targeting

Shopping data analytics company Amicus Technologies has been acquired by IT consulting and cloud infrastructure integrator IndiQus Technologies. The acquisition provides IndiQus with strengthened data collection capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

commerce management

Mobile commerce solutions provider Deem has raised $34 million in a round of funding led by PointGuard Ventures with participation from Hony Capital. The company will use the funding for focusing on the travel, expense, and car service verticals.

crm

Customer relationship management and operations management services company platform Lanetix has raised $9.2 million in a round of funding from undisclosed investors. The company will use the funding for expanding headcount.

mobile technology

Singapore-based mobile point-of-sales company SoftPay Mobile will acquire Vietnam-based competitor MPOS Technology JSC. The acquisition will provide SoftPay with an expanded international presence. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Agency & Marketing Services

digital agency

Marketing communications agency Iris Worldwide will acquire a majority stake in creative agency Founded. The acquisition provides Iris with an expanded presence in the US. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

public relations

WPP-owned public relations group Burson-Marsteller has acquired a majority stake in Turkey-based public relations agency Effect PR. The acquisition provides Burson-Marsteller an expanded international presence. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Traditional Media

b-to-b media, niche content

IT industry news provider Blue Whale Web has acquired IT news outlet IT Unity and IT conferences operator NC Communications. The acquisitions provide Blue Whale Web with expanded audience reach. Terms of the deals were not disclosed.

Software

application management

Sirqul, a provider of internet-of-things application deployment solutions, has raised $9 million in Series A funding from Miteno. The company will use the new round of funding for product development initiatives.

cloud computing

Infrastructure as a service provider Exoscale has acquired Germany-based public cloud solutions developer cloudControl. The acquisition will provide Exoscale with an expanded public platform services offering. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

healthcare

Patient data software tools developer HealthVerity has raised $7.2 million in a round of funding from undisclosed investors. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its engineering and sales divisions.

hr, healthcare

BioBeats, developer of a health insights platform for employers, has raised $2.3 million in a round of funding led by White Cloud Capital with participation from AXA Strategic Ventures and IQ Capital. The company will use the funding for building out HR system integration functionality.

Information

hr information

Salary information management solutions company MarketPay has been acquired by online compensation data provider PayScale. The acquisition provides PayScale with expanded compensation analytics capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Business Services

it consulting/systems integration

Social care and customer interface implementation solutions provider Quickheart has been acquired by public sector digital implementation company Agilisys. The acquisition will be complimentary to Agilisys’ digital transformation capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

 

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