Daily Deal Activity 07/09/13

Digital Media/Commerce


Adore Me, an online lingerie retailer, has raised $8.5 million in funding led by Upfront Ventures, with participation from Mousse Partners and Redhills Ventures. The company previously raised $2.5 million in funding from Jaina Capital, Redhills Ventures, and Ventech.


Amiga Games, a company that licenses classic video game libraries and re-publishes titles for smartphones, modern game consoles, PCs, and tablets, is being acquired by Writers’ Group Film Corp. in a deal valued at $0.5 million in company stock and cash.

niche content

TheStockAdvisors.com, a daily overview of the latest stock, mutual fund and ETF recommendations, investment ideas, and stock commentary, was acquired for an undisclosed amount by MoneyShow.com, an online multimedia community for investors and traders.

Digital Advertising

affiliate/cpa netowork, mobile marketing

Mobile affiliate network MobAff, has been acquired by performance marketing company Matomy Media Group. The company will be integrated with MediaWhiz, a performance marketing agency acquired by MATOMY earlier this year. Terms were not disclosed. MofAff offers mobile cost-per-action and cost-per-lead marketing services in display, push, search, click-to-call and more.

Marketing Technology

bi tools

Spire Capital, has divested the Data Integration / Dynamic Mediation and Personalization / Provisioning product platforms of Ventraq, the business analytics division of communications software provider Ariston Global. The platforms were sold to Internet protocol infrastructure and application solutions company GENBAND, for an undisclosed amount.

content management

Lithuania-based ImpressPages, a developer of a widget-based digital content management system, has raised €0.2 million in seed funding from Practica Capital.

Agency & Marketing Services

digital agency

India-based Webitude, a digital agency offering digital media planning and buying, social media marketing, social application development and deployment, and online reputation management, has been acquired by HT Mobile Solutions, a subsidiary of India-based HT Media (BSE:532662). With this acquisition, Webitude will offer its solutions under an umbrella brand called Digital Quotient.

Traditional Media

entertainment media

Australia-based RJ Media, a sports entertainment company focused on content creation opportunities in digital media, commercial production, live events, film, and television, is selling a 60 percent equity stake to digital media and content company Gravity Collection. Terms were not disclosed.

Technology & Communications

big data technology

WebAction, a provider of real-time big data server solutions, has raised $11 million in Series B funding led by Summit Partners.

cloud storage

Scality, a provider of storage software infrastructure solutions, has raised $22 million in Series C funding led by Menlo Ventures, with participation from return backers Idinvest Partners, CAPE, and Galileo.

internet services provider

Germany-based internet24, which operates as an Internet service provider, has been acquired for an undisclosed amount by Germany-based Web hosting and content services provider intergenia. Terms were not disclosed.

infrastructure technology

Magnolia Broadband, a semiconductor company engaged in developing radio frequency solutions and adaptive antenna systems, has raised $3 million in funding led by SCP Partners. This brings the company’s total investments to nearly $50 million.

networking equipment

Data Device, a provider of data communication and control technologies, has acquired National Hybrid, a maker of military-standard data networking technology, from API Technologies (Nasdaq: ATNY). The deal was valued at $32.5 million. Data Device is a portfolio company of Behrman Capital.

satellite & microwave equipment

Kymeta, which provides antennas for satellite comomuncation companies to simplify the connection between mobile users and Ka-band communications satellites, has raised $50 million in a Series C funding round from new investors Osage University Partners and Kresge Foundation. The round included participation from returning investors Bill Gates Liberty Global and Lux Capital Management. Kymeta’s technology allows broadband experiences on planes, trains, boats, automobiles, and other vehicles.


credit/risk management

TrustedID, which provides proactive identity theft protection solutions for individuals, families, and businesses, was acquired by Equifax (NYSE:EFX). The company’s solutions include a protection system that enables users to safeguard credit, and detect and stop identity theft before it happens. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.


Red Cedar Technology, which develops computer-aided engineering and design optimization solutions, has been acquired for an undisclosed amount by CD-adapco Group, a provider of computational fluid dynamics focused engineering simulation software, support, and services.

erp software

Service Repair Solutions, a provider of information solutions for the automotive service and repair industry, is being acquired by Welsh Carson Anderson & Stowe, from Warburg Pincus. No financial terms were disclosed.

erp software

Canada-based Tribold, an enterprise product management software company offering its solutions to communication service providers, was acquired by IP service fulfillment and provisioning solutions provider Sigma Systems Canada. The company was purchased from Eden Ventures, Kreos Capital, Intel Capital, and Prelude Trust. Terms were not disclosed.

Information & Business Services

legal consulting

The Dolan Company (NYSE: DM), a provider of professional services and business information to the legal, financial, and real estate sectors, has sold the assets of its NDeX South business to the law firm affiliates of that business and has reached an agreement to sell its NDeX Indiana business to its Indiana law firm affiliate. Together the transactions are valued at $17.5 million, including certain cash at closing, with the majority of payments to come within the next three years. Buyers of NDeX South include the law firms Barrett Daffin Frappier Turner & Engel, Barrett Daffin Frappier Levine & Block, and Barrett Daffin Frappier Treder & Weiss. The intended buyer of NDeX Indiana is the law firm Feiwell & Hannoy. NDeX South and NDeX Indiana both provide back office and support services to their affiliate mortgage default law firms.

marketing data

FreshLook Marketing Group, a supplier of market research information and consulting services to the fresh food industry, has been acquired by Information Resources, a provider of solutions and services for consumer, retail, and over-the-counter healthcare companies. Terms were not disclosed. Founded in 2000 with data provided by Information Resources from supermarkets, super stores and club stores, FreshLook Marketing Group supplies marketing information and category management support tools to shippers, growers, producers, vendors, consultants, and retailers.


RCG Global Services, an international professional services firm, has sold its IT recruiting and staffing division to Stefanini, a global IT infrastructure outsourcing, application development and IT strategic staffing company. Terms were not disclosed.

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