Daily Deal Activity 05/16/16

Digital Media/Commerce

ecommerce

India-based online home furnishings startup BedBathMore has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from AB Kinnevik, Rocket Internet, and FabFurnish. The company will use the funding for expanding its presence internationally.

ecommerce

Alibaba-owned online movie ticketing platform TaoBao Movie has raised $260 million in Series A funding from Ant Financial, CDH Investments Sina.com, Hehe Pictures, and Huace Media. The company will use the funding for expanding operations.

ecommerce

UK-based subscription-based children’s art and crafts delivery service toucanBox has raised $4.6 million in a round of funding from BGF Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding operations.

mobile content/apps

Home intelligence systems developer Domotz has acquired network scanning app Fing. The acquisition will provide Domotz with expanded monitoring capabilities for professional users. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

mobile content/apps

Anonymous messaging app developer Wickr has raised $34 million in a round of funding from undisclosed investors. The company will use the new round of funding for product development while hiring talent.

Digital Advertising

affiliate/cpa network

Affiliate marketing optimization platform VigLink has acquired Prosperent, a developer of performance marketing tools for publishers. The acquisition will see both publisher networks continue to operate independently. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

digital promotion/coupon

Local business gifting network Nift has raised $3 million in a round of funding from Spark Capital and Accomplice. The company will use the new round of funding for building out its local businesses network while investing in technology.

digital video

Video streaming management and distribution platform Quickplay Media has been acquired by AT&T. The acquisition is complimentary to AT&T’s over-the-top streaming services strategy. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

vertical search

Argentina-based Mobile real estate platform Properati has raised $2 million in a round of funding from NXTP Labs. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its geographic presence within Latin America.

Marketing Technology

analytics & targeting

Grey Jean Technologies, a developer of consumer behavior analytics solutions for retailers, has raised $2 million in a round of funding from private investors. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding headcount.

analytics & targeting

Roam Analytics, developer of a sales analytics platform for the life sciences industry, has raised $10.5 million in a round of funding from undisclosed investors. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding sales and marketing efforts.

bi tools

Hadoop-based business intelligence platform AtScale has raised $11 million in Series B funding led by Comcast Ventures with participation from UMC, AME Cloud Ventures, Storm Ventures, and XSeed Capital. The company will use the funding for expanding operations.

content delivery platform

Virtual reality content delivery and social engagement platform Zeality has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Rothenberg Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding operations.

Agency & Marketing Services

digital agency

Mexico-based creative advertising agency Arrechedera Claaverol has been acquired by mcgarrybowen. The acquisition provides mcgarrybowen with an expanded geographic presence in Latin America. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

digital agency

WPP has acquired Netherlands-based creative agency dBOD. The acquisition will see dBOD integrated into VBAT, WPP’s Netherlands-based branding & identity, healthcare, and specialist communications arm. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

public relations

Public relations firm Forza Marketing will be acquired by brand marketing firm Northlich. The acquisition provides Northlich with strengthened video production and web development offerings. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Software

financial

Goalline, a developer of payment software and mobile applications for youth sports, has been acquired by youth sports management platform Blue Star Sports. The acquisition provides Blue Star with an expanded registration and payment offerings for its solutions suite. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

healthcare

Healthcare revenue cycle management services provider Prospective Payment Specialists has been acquired by Edgewater Growth Capital Partners-backed Bolder Healthcare Solutions. The acquisition provides Bolder with strengthened coding and chargemaster service offerings. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

software development tools

CircleCI, provider of a continuous integration and delivery platform for software developers, has raised $18 million in Series B funding led by Scale Venture Partners with participation from DFJ, Baseline Ventures, and Harrison Metal. The company will use the funding for product development initiatives.

Information

financial information

Singapore-based personal wealth visualization platform Mesitis has raised $2.4 million in a round of funding from undisclosed investors. The company will use the funding for building out its financial data aggregation offerings. 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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