Daily Deal Activity 06/18/15

Digital Media/Commerce

classifieds/auctions/p-to-p

Bond Street Marketplace, operator of an online lending platform for small businesses, has raised $110 million in debt and equity funding led by Spark Capital and Jeffries with participation from Homebrew, Founder Collective, Collaborative Fund, Red Swan Capital, and Slow Ventures. The company will use the funding for expanding in the small-business lending market.

classifieds/auctions/p-to-p

Investment management marketplace Harvest Exchange has raised $5 million in Series B funding led by Highland Capital Management with participation from Third Point Capital and Tree Asset Management. The company will use the new round of funding for improving its discovery and marketplace features.

ecommerce

Managed by Q, developer of a platform for office cleaning, maintenance, and management, has raised $15 million in Series A funding led by RRE Ventures with participation from Greycroft Partners, Homebrew, Sherpa Ventures, and SV Angel. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding operations.

social media/apps

Japan-based Cucumbertown, developer of a social media network for cooking and recipes, has been acquired by Japan-based recipe network Cookpad. The acquisition provides Cookpad with an entry into the Indian market as Cucumbertown looks to expand into a private cook blogging network. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Digital Advertising

comparison shopping

Experiential marketing services agency EMG3, a subsidiary of TideSmart Global, has acquired hospitality shopping services Phantom Shoppers. The acquisition provides EMG3 with enhanced business intelligence information capabilities for the service industry. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

mobile marketing

Programmatic ad network Undertone has acquired mobile ad startup Sparkflow. The acquisition value was under $20 million, and provides Undertone with enhanced rich media and creative mobile capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Marketing Technology

ad serving

Email marketing company LiveIntent has raised $32.5 million in a round of funding led by FTV Capital with participation from Battery Ventures, First Round Capital, and Shasta Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for enhancing its technology platform.

analytics & targeting

Managed analytics services provider Conclusive Analytics has been acquired by lead generation and management services provider Marketing Associates from Frontier Capital. The acquisition provides Marketing Associated with enhanced analytics technology for the financial services, agriculture, and automotive industries. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

analytics & Targeting

Predictive marketing and analytics firm MentAd has raised $4.7 million in a round of funding led by Blumberg Capital and OurCrowd with participation from Edisson Investments, Titanium VC, and Flint Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding to new audiences.

content management

Custom on-brand imagery solutions provider FlashStock has raised $1.5 million in a round of funding private investors. The company will use the new round of funding for accelerating penetration into expanding and mainstream markets.

content management

Content creation platform Visage has raised $2 million in a round of funding led by Venture51 with participation from K5 Ventures and Kima Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for further development of its technology.

email/messaging software

Information and marketing company Access Intelligence has acquired the digital marketing, public relations, and database SaaS business assets of Cision UK for $3.2 million. The acquisition provides Access Intelligence with enhanced capabilities for its media relations management platform.

sfa/lead generation

High frequency marketing platform developer Gravity4 has acquired automated lead generation platform developer Bolzter. The acquisition will see Bolzter rebrand as CrossGraph, and will operate within Gravity4’s marketing cloud. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Agency & Marketing Services

ethnic/multicultural Agency

Hispanic advertising agency Orci has been acquired by The CHR Group. Orci will continue to operating under its current brand, and the acquisition provides the company with enhanced digital and social capabilities as expands its presence geographically. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Software

application management

Machine learning startup Whetlab has been acquired by Twitter. The acquisition provides Twitter with talent as the company looks to accelerate its own machine learning capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

data management

Komprise, a developer of data management software, has raised $6 million in Series A funding from Canaan Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for building outs its software’s capabilities while expanding its product, engineering, sales, and marketing teams.

enterprise mobility          

Enterprise mobility and mobile technology consulting firm Vox Mobile has raised $6. 7 million in a round of funding led by TELUS Ventures with participation from Permal Capital Management, Mutual Capital Partners, Edison Partners. The company will use the funding for expanding in the mobile management tools market.

financial

Ireland-based financial software developer Corlytics has raised $1.1 million in a round of funding from Kernel Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding headcount while focusing on growing operations.

healthcare

Pharmaceutical software developer Aris Global has acquired pharmacy risk management software developer Medsight Solutions. The acquisition provides Aris Global with extended capabilities for its pharmacy lifecycle suite. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

healthcare

Advice Media, a provider of digital marketing services for healthcare professionals, has acquired digital patient best practices firm MedNet Technologies. The acquisition provides Advice Media with increased patient acquisition and retention solutions. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

healthcare

Retail healthcare cloud platform Sikka Software has raised $10.5 million in Series C funding led by ORbiMed with participation from Sierra Ventures and ATA Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for scaling its sales and marketing.

security               

Content and ad bot assessment solutions developer Are You A Human has raised $4.2 million in Series A funding from Detroit Venture Partners, MDC Dream Ventures, and Foundry Group Angels. The company will use the funding for building outs its technology.

security               

Cryptzone, developer of context-aware network, application, and content security solutions, has raised $15 million in Series B funding led by Kayne Partners with participation from Medina Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for accelerating its go-to-market strategy while expanding internationally.

Information

healthcare information

Blithe Computer Systems, a provider of electronic patient records, has been acquired by UK-based IT solutions provider 6PM for $6.5 million. The acquisition bolsters 6PM’s health sector portfolio while providing the company with increased cross-selling opportunities. Further terms of the deal were not disclosed.

healthcare information

Patient activation company Cure Forward has raised $15 million in Series A funding from Apple Tree Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for creating a multisided platform for healthcare built around precision medicine technology.

Business Services

it consulting/systems integration

France-based HR Path, an IT consultancy and service provider for human resources information systems, has raised $5.7 million in a round of funding from Ardian and Societe Generale Group. The company will use the new round of funding for developing in the human resource information systems market while building out management.

training

Student information systems and performance solutions provider PowerSchool has been acquired by Vista Equity Partners for $350 million from UK-based publishing and education company Pearson. The acquisition will provide PowerSchool with the resources for international expansion as Pearson consolidates away from management systems.

 

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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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