Daily Deal Activity 08/31/15

Digital Media/Commerce

ecommerce

Direct-to-consumer home-fragrance product manufacturer and seller Blyth (BYSE:BTH) has been acquired by The Carlyle Group (Nasdaq:CG)  for $138.7 million including debt. The acquisition provides Blyth with the resources for international expansion.

social media/apps

Video-messaging app developer Dubsmash has raised $5.5 million in Series A funding led by Index Ventures with participation from Lowercase Capital, ENIAC Ventures, Sunstone Capital, Raine Ventures, and King Digital Entertainment. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its team and scaling its infrastructure.

social media/apps

Knowledge-sharing platform Wiselike has raised $1.3 million in a round of funding led by GGV Capital with participation from 500 Startups and GREE. The company will use the new round of funding for building out platform features.

Digital Advertising

ad networks/exchanges

Digital advertising technology company SVG Media has acquired the India assets of digital media technology and marketing services platform provider Komli Media for $11.3 million. SVG Media will reportedly have revenues exceeding $50 million.

digital video

Mobile gaming live-streaming service provider Mobcrush has raised $10 million in Series A funding from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. The company has raised $14.9 million to date and will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence in the mobile gaming market.

Marketing Technology

analytics & Targeting

Demand side platform cross device data solutions provider Crosswise has raised $3 million in Series A funding from Horizons Ventures, Emerge Fund, Giza Venture Capital, OurCrowd, and Pereg Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for building out operations.

Agency & Marketing Services

digital agency

Australia-based digital agency Webling Interactive has been acquired by WPP-owned J. Walter Thompson Company. The acquisition coincides with J. Walter Thompson’s strategy of allocated resources to digital in Australia and South East Asia. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Traditional Media

entertainment media

Television brands producer and distributor FremantleMedia has acquired a 63 percent majority stake in Italy-based television and film production studio Wildside. The acquisition provides FremantleMedia with expanded presence in prime-time scripted television. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Software

application management

Instabase, provider of a cloud-platform for applications, data, and interactive computing, has raised $3.8 million in a round of funding from Greylock Partners and New Enterprise Associates. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding operations and hiring talent.

geo-demo, mobile technology

Web and mobile-based staff coordination and audit tools developer Folr has been acquired by data analytics and security company Rhodes Edge. The acquisition enhances Rhodes Edge’s product suite with geo-location tracking technology. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

hr

Diversity management software developer COnnXus has raised $2.5 million in a round of funding led by Techstars Ventures with participation from CincyTech. The company will use the new round of funding for investing in its marketing, sales, and product development initiatives while building out its database.

security

Cybersecurity firm Bit9 has acquired online-based big data security platform VisiTrend. The acquisition will see Bit9’s reported 2015 revenues exceed $70 million as the company begins expanding operations. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Information

healthcare information

Health information technology solutions provider Medworxx Solutions has been acquired by industry-focused supply chain software developer Aptean for $13.1 million. The acquisition provides Aptean with expanded capabilities in the healthcare sector.

Business Services

it consulting/systems integration

Mobile and cloud solutions developer Mobilogie has been acquired by IT consulting services provider Logient. The acquisition will see Mobilogie’s engineering and mobile development teams integrated into Logient. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

it consulting/systems integration

Xtraction Solutions, a provider of business intelligence solutions to IT operations, has been acquired by IT management software solutions provider LANDESK Software. The acquisition expands the capabilities of LANDESK’s Workspaces collaboration initiative. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

logistics

CIVC Partners’ logistics and shipping solutions portfolio Magnate Worldwide has acquired TrumpCard, a provider of logistics and transport services for the healthcare and entertainment industries. The acquisition provides Magnate Worldwide with expanded logistics solutions. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

training

Japan-based computer education and e-learning business services provider PC Assist Corporation has been acquired by technical staffing solutions provider TechnoPro Holdings. The acquisition provides TechnoPro with strengthened human resource development programs. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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