Daily Deal Activity 01/08/14

Digital Media/Commerce


Online contact lens retailer 1-800 Contacts, was acquired by Thomas H. Lee Partners from WellPoint (NYSE:WLP). Terms were not disclosed.


Aden & Anais, an online retailer providing a range of infant products, has raised a reported $57 million of funding led by Swander Pace Capital.



China-based mobile game studio Dingyou, has sold an 80 percent stake to UMeWorld (OTCPK:UMEW.F), a China-based digital media business operator. Terms were not disclosed.

Marketing Technology

healthcare software

Lumiata, provider of predictive analytics around medical science and patient data, received $4 million in Series A funding led by Khosla Ventures. The investment will be used to refine the company’s predictive analytics engine.

Content Delivery Network, Digital Video

Aereo, a provider of technology that allows users to access live broadcast television on Internet-enabled devices, has raised $34 million in Series C funding co-led by Gordon Crawford and Himalaya Capital Management, with participation from IAC/InterActiveCorp, Highland Capital Partners, and FirstMark Capital. The investment brings the company’s funding to a total of $97 million.

mobile technology

Yahoo (Nasdaq:YHOO) has acquired Aviate, a developer of an “intelligent” homescreen for mobile devices. Aviate’s technology organizes an Android device user’s home screen based on what they are doing. Terms were not disclosed.

Agency & Marketing Services

ad specialty/premiums

BoxTop Media (dba FreshSpace Media), an advertising company delivering media impressions and promotions by leveraging packaging space on perishable products, was acquired by Advantage Sales and Marketing. Terms were not disclosed. (note, a Petsky Prunier-led transaction)

healthcare agency

MediMedia Health, a leading provider of marketing services to the pharmaceutical industry has sold the company’s sample management business to J. Knipper and Company, a supplier of end-to-end samples management services.  The acquisition will enable J. Knipper and Company to become one of the nation’s leading samples management services providers. Terms were not disclosed. (note, a Petsky Prunier-led transaction).

marketing consulting

SiriusDecisions, a company providing subscription-based research and advisory services for sales and marketing, received an undisclosed amount of funding from JMI Equity.

retail services, ecommerce

Freeman Spogli & Co. has acquired a minority stake in Arhaus, an online home furnishing retailer. Terms were not disclosed.

Technology & Communications

healthcare software, big data technology

Zephyr Health, a big data analytics platform serving companies in the life sciences industry, received $15 million in funding co-led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byrs and Jafco Ventures.

enterprise mobility

Framehawk, a company focusing on enterprise mobility software, was acquired by Citrix Systems (NasdaqGS:CTXS), a provider of cloud computing solutions that enable information technology (IT) and service providers to build private and public clouds. Terms were not disclosed.


engineering software

Tactical Micro, an engineering systems integration company providing training, instrumentation, and surveillance solutions for the military, was acquired by Secure Communications Systems, a designer and manufacturer of custom rugged computer. Terms were not disclosed.

healthcare software

Archimedes, a designer and developer of healthcare management solutions, was acquired by evidence-based solutions provider Evidera and Symphony Technology Group, a technology and services-focused private equity firm. Terms were not disclosed.

healthcare software

Healthcare software company MedHok, providing a platform for compliance and quality improvement, has raised $77.5 million in funding led by Bain Capital Ventures and Spectrum Equity Investors. Both firms provided an equal investment, in exchange for a minority ownership position.

hr software

Employment management software company ThisClicks, which provides a cloud-based application to track payroll hours and processing, has received $4 million in funding from E.Ventures, GreyCroft Partners, and Arthur Ventures.

Information & Business Services

healthcare information

Maverix Biomics, a company providing biologic research, bioinformatics, and enterprise application software development for the life sciences industry, has raised $6 million in Series A funding led by Asset Management Ventures.

About Petsky Prunier
Petsky Prunier is one of the leading investment banks to the technology, media, marketing, eCommerce, and healthcare industries. Our firm's merger and acquisition and private placement 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. We offer global reach supplemented through our partnerships in China and India. Securities transactions are processed through Petsky Prunier Securities LLC, a member of FINRA, and an affiliated entity.

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