Daily Deal Activity 11/04/15

Digital Media/Commerce

classifieds/auctions/p-to-p

UK-based student housing booking platform Uniplaces has raised $24 million in Series A funding led by Atomico with participation from Octopus Ventures, Caixa Capital, and Shilling Capital Partners. The company will use the funding for building out user experience capabilities.

ecommerce

Germany-based luxury watch buying and selling platform Chronext has raised $5.3 million in a round of funding from Partech Ventures, InVenture Partners, MGO Digital Ventures, Altus Capital, Playfair Capital, and Capnamic Ventures. The company will use the funding for increasing its marketing efforts.

ecommerce

On-demand home design startup Havenly has raised $7.5 million in Series A funding led by Foundry Group with participation from private investors. The company will use the funding for building out design tools for its product.

ecommerce

Members-only eCommerce company Jet.com has raised $500 million in a round of funding led by FMR with participation from undisclosed investors. The funding round is not closed and values Jet.com at a reported $1.5 billion.

niche content

Academic information and learning platform Macat has raised $30 million in a round of funding from private investors. The company will use the round of funding for expanding the reach of its content while scaling its platform internationally.

Digital Advertising

ad networks/exchanges

BuildingConnected, provider of a bid management solution for the construction industry, has raised $8.5 million in Series A funding led by Crosslink Capital with participation from Homebrew, Freestyle, Bee Partners, and Brick & Mortar. The company has raised $10.7 million to date.

Marketing Technology

content delivery network

Lisnr, developer of a platform for sending data over audio, has raised $10 million in Series B funding led by Intel Capital with participation from Mercury Fund, Jump Capital, and R/GA Ventures. The company will use the funding for customer acquisition efforts.

content management

Content creation and publishing platform SnapApp has raised $12 million in a round of funding from Providence Equity Partners. The company will use the funding for expanding operations and hiring talent.

content management, website creation/hosting

Zenchef, a developer of tools for increasing the online presence of restaurants, has raised $6.5 million in a round of funding led by Edenred Capital Partners with participation from Xange, Metro, Elaia Partners, and Kima Ventures. The company will use the funding for customer acquisition efforts.

crm

Zeta Interactive has acquired the CRM division of eBay Enterprise for between $80 and $90 million. The acquisition provides Zeta with expanded email sending capacity and data warehousing capabilities for its already existing CRM platform. Further terms of the deal were not disclosed.

mrm/workflow management

SaaS-based analytics and workflow solutions provider Marketing.AI has raised $2 million in a round of funding from Marin Investments. The company will use the new round of funding for product development initiatives.

Agency & Marketing Services

design agency

Brand consulting and design firm Landor has acquired UK-based design studio ManvsMachine. The acquisition provides Landor with broadened screen-based and multi-channel branding creative capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

digital agency

Marketing agency MEplusYOU has been acquired by advertising agency Moroch Partners. The acquisition provides Moroch Partners with an expanded client portfolio and strengthened digital capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

public relations

Public relations firm Marketing Inspirations has been acquired by entertainment and lifestyle agency Allied Integrated Marketing. The acquisition provides Allied with expanded presence in the entertainment and hospitality industries. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Software

erp

Retail software developer Raymark Xpert Business Systems has been acquired by merchandising and store operations software developer Mi9 Retail. The acquisition provides Mi9 with an expanded merchandise planning offering. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

hr

Web and mobile recruitment platform developer Yello has raised $5 million in Series B funding led by The Argentum Group with participation from First Analysis. The company will use the funding for expanding its sales and marketing efforts in the US.

Information

financial information

Financial data collection company Tick Data has been acquired by data management and research company OneMarketData. The acquisition provides OneMarketData with an expanded presence in the financial industry. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

healthcare information

SCI Solutions, developer of a patient scheduling platform and referral management system, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Columbia Pacific Advisors, ORIX Ventures, The Wicks Group, and New Enterprise Associates. The company will use the funding to acquire SaaS-based health system referral management services provider Clarity Health. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Business Services

hr consulting

Background screening company SterlingBackcheck has acquired employee background check services provider EmployeeScreenIQ. The acquisition provides SterlingBackcheck with expanded scale and a broadened range of screening services. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

it consulting/systems integration

IT managed services provider Synoptek has been acquired by Sverica Capital Management. The acquisition provides Synoptek with the resources for exploring potential acquisition opportunities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

staffing

Medical staffing firm Health Carousel has acquired competitor Next Medical Staffing. The acquisition will provide Next Medical Staffing with the resources for expanding headcount. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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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