Daily Deal Activity 12/19/14

Digital Media/Commerce

ecommerce

eCommerce company Mercent has been acquired by cloud-based direct to consumer retail platform CommerceHub. The acquisition will enhance CommerceHub’s marketing talent for promoting products that are advertised on top marketing and digital advertising channels. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

mobile content/apps

India-based restaurant search and discovery platform Zomato has acquired Italy-based Cibando, a mobile and web platform for users to fund restaurants.  Cibando has recently been backed by Point Nine Capital. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

mobile content/apps

Interactive multimedia app Pinnatta has raised $1.2 million in a round of funding from Odyssey Venture Partners, PJ Tech Catalyst, and Lebara. The company has raised $3.7 million to date and will use the new capital for bring the app to more regions and more devices while hiring new talent.

Digital Advertising

online lead generation  

Online lead generation and distribution business Plasco, which serves the ID solutions industry, has raised an undisclosed amount of equity funding from BV Investment Partners. The company will use the new capital for developing its direct sales force.

Agency & Marketing Services

digital agency

Digital marketing agency 2Signals, which operates in the channel district area that employs data focused marketing campaigns, has been acquired by digital marketing agency Foundry 119. The acquisition enhances Foundry 119’s marketing and strategy techniques. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

digital agency

Canada-based agency BCP has been absorbed by Publicis Canada. The merger will provide BCP clients with access to Publicis Canada and Publicis North America resources.  Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

digital agency

Creative agency Gabriel deGrood Bendt has been acquired by Clear Night Group, a marketing services holding company and subsidiary of Evening Post Industries. The acquisition falls in line with Clear Night’s growth strategy. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Technology & Communications

enterprise mobility

Enterprise platform software company Zudy has raised $7.5 million in a round of funding from Miami Stuff. The company will use the new funding for hiring talent, developing its research and development program, and building out its partner program.

Software

financial

Revenue management platform PriceMatch has acquired PowerYourRoom, a supplier of revenue management tools for hotels in Europe. The company will look to enhance and develop its revenue management system offering for the hotel industry. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

healthcare providers

Administrative and clinical software solutions provider for the healthcare industry Logibec has been acquired by GI Partners from OMERS Private Equity. The acquisition will provide Logibec product development and customer support enhancements and options. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

security

Accumuli, an IT security and risk management supplier, has acquired RandomStorm, a provider of market integrated information security solutions and services, for $14 million. The acquisition provides RandomStorm with increased resources and a broader portfolio of technology, professional services, training, and managed services.

Information & Business Services

it consulting/systems integration

Mobile payments platform and retail engagement solutions provider Mozido has acquired South Korea-based IT services provider CorFire. The acquisition follows Mozido’s growth strategy of building and scaling a worldwide mobile payment and commerce ecosystem. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

it consulting/systems integration

IT Services provider Perficient has acquired Zeon Solutions, an IT consulting firm, for $23 million in cash and stock. The acquisition is Perficient’s 13th in 5 years and Zeon Solutions will help Perficient meet its run rate revenue goal.

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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