Daily Deal Activity 11/25/13

Digital Media/Commerce

ecommerce, Digital promotion/coupons

Nielson Active Holidays, a UK-based company offering vacation planning to ski destinations, was acquired by private equity firm Risk Capital Partners from Thomas Cook Group (LSE:TCG). Terms were not disclosed.

mobile content/apps

LiveSafe, a company that makes mobile software to provide users with information about crime, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding led by CIT GAP Funds.

social media/apps, ecommerce

Clozette .co, a Singapore-based owner and operator of a social networking and eCommerce portal for fashion conscious women, has raised $3 million in funding led by Phillip Private Equity and Seed Ventures IV.

Marketing Technology

bi tools

ColdLight Solutions, a provider of data-analyzing solutions analytics, predictive technology, and machine learning software, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding led by Kayne Partners.

market research

Harris Interactive (NasdaqGS:HPOL), a market research firm providing research, insights, and strategic advice, was acquired by global information and measurement company The Nielsen Company for $117 million. The acquisition will allow for Harris’ interactive familiarity with other industry verticals to serve Nielsen’s clients along with Nielsen’s solutions in marketing effectiveness, social, and digital.

Agency & Marketing Services

digital agency

Stone Canoe, a Canada-based digital agency providing interactive design, motion graphics, animation, and digital video production to clients, was acquired by The CHR Group, an integrated marketing services holding company. The acquisition will provide CHR Group’s clients with digital capabilities to help reach their marketing goals. Terms were not disclosed.

Technology & Communications

enterprise mobility

GeoPal Solutions, a company providing enterprise mobility solutions for mobile workforce management, has raised $1.9 million in funding led by private investors.  GeoPal’s solutions are specific to field service, facilities management, home healthcare, civil engineering and surveying, and public services.

Software

erp software

Accruent, a company providing real estate management system offering commercial property management software, asset management software, and facility management, has sold a majority stake to TA Associates, with participation from Vista Equity Partners. Terms were not disclosed.

infrastructure software

KingSoft (SEHK:3988), a China-based company  offering a multi-platform office suite , has raised $50 million in funding led by Morningside Group, GGV Capital, Shunwei China Internet Fund.

security software

Root9B, a cyber-security company that supports the government and commercial companies, was acquired by Premier Alliance Group (OTCPK:PIMO), a provider of business performance, compliance, and energy management solutions.  Terms were not disclosed.

Information & Business Services

engineering consulting

National Technical Systems (NadaqGM:NTSC), a provider of engineering and compliance testing services, was acquired by Aurora Capital Group for $267 million, or $23 per share.

About Petsky Prunier
Petsky Prunier is one of the leading investment banks in the technology, media, marketing, eCommerce, and healthcare industries. Our firm's mergers and acquisitions and private placements advisory services reflect a unique blend of product specialization and industry expertise. Together with strategic consulting firm Winterberry Group, a Petsky Prunier company, our organization represents one of the largest industry-specific advisors providing strategic and transactional services. In addition, we offer international reach through our partnership with investment bank Altium, which operates from nine offices across Europe. Securities transactions are processed through Petsky Prunier Securities LLC, a member of FINRA and an affiliated entity.

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