Daily Deal Activity 09/12/14

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.

 

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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