Daily Deal Activity 08/10/16

Digital Media/Commerce

ecommerce

Online car retailer Carvana has raised $160 million in a round of funding from undisclosed investors. The company has raised $460 million to date and will use the new round of funding for expanding headcount and operations.

ecommerce

Online beauty products company Memebox has raised $66 million in a round of funding led by Formation Group with participation from Goodwater Capital and Pejman Mar Ventures. The company will use the funding for expanding its presence into new markets.

gaming

Mobile gaming studio Codigames has raised $1 million in a round of funding from Caixa Capital and Faraday Venture Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding within the multi-player mobile gaming market.

gaming

Israel-based real-time multiplayer mobile games developer Scene53 has been acquired by casino games developer Playstudios. The acquisition provides Playstudios with an expanded mobile portfolio. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

digital advertising

digital video

Disney has acquired a 33 percent minority stake in Major League Baseball online streaming platform BAMTech for a reported $1 billion. The acquisition provides Disney with an expanded over-the-top streaming offering for ESPN. BAMTech financial information was not disclosed.

vertical search

India-based online bus booking platform Travelyaari has raised $7 million in a round of funding from Gujarat Venture Finance. The company will use the new round of funding for product development initiatives.

Marketing Technology

crm

Denmark-based customer relationship management solutions provider Adwiza has been acquired by software development solutions company Amesto Solutions. The acquisition is complementary to Amesto’s customer relationship management offering. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

crm

Contact management platform FullContact has raised $25 million in a round of funding led by Foundry Group with participation from Baird Capital, Shea Ventures, and Blue Note Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for platform development initiatives.

mobile technology

Mobile device security and display technologies company Mobile Technologies will be acquired by Vestar Capital Partners from Hammond, Kennedy, Whitney & Company. The acquisition provides Mobile Technologies with the resources for expanding its presence internationally. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

mobile technology

Mobile sales enablement platform Modus Engagement has raised an undisclosed amount of Series A funding from Sopris Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence internationally.

search & Discovery

Speech and natural language technology solutions company Interactions has raised $56 million in a round of funding from Revolution Growth, NewSpring Capital, and Comcast Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence within Europe.

Agency & Marketing Services

social agency

Social media advertising services provider Gibbons Digital has been acquired by inbound marketing services company Inspiria Media. The acquisition provides Inspiria with an expanded geographic presence. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Software

cloud computing

Machine learning solutions developer Nervana Systems will be acquired by Intel in a deal valued at $408 million. The acquisition provides Intel with strengthened artificial intelligence capabilities. Nervana Systems financial information was not disclosed.

data management

Data visualization solutions developer Silk has been acquired by privacy data analytics company Palantir. The acquisition provides Palantir with expanded fraud detection capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

erp

Plex Systems, a developer of cloud-based enterprise resource management solutions for the manufacturing industry, has acquired supply chain planning solutions company DemandCaster. The acquisition provides Plex Systems with expanded offerings for its cloud platform. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

healthcare

Population health management company CareSkore has raised $4.3 million in a round of funding from Cota Capital, Storm Ventures, and Liquid 2 Ventures. The company will use the funding for expanding operations.

healthcare

SaaS-based care workflow solutions developer Woundtech has raised $40 million in a round of funding from Aldrich Capital Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its geographic presence.

hr

Talent assessment platform Kira Talent has raised $5 million in Series A funding from Relay Ventures and BDC Capital IT Venture Fund. The company will use the new round of funding for technology development efforts.

security

Enterprise threat intelligence platform Anomali has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from In-Q-Tel. The company will use the new round of funding for product development efforts while expanding headcount.

information

product/price information

Car and car dealership information company Carsguide will be acquired by Cox Automotive from News Corp. The acquisition provides Carsguide with an expanded presence within Australia. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

business services

logistics

Third-party logistics platform provider BlueGrace Logistics has raised a $255 million investment from Warburg Pincus. The company will use the new round of funding for exploring potential strategic acquisition opportunities.

it consulting

Russia-based software license and IT services provider Softline has raised $40 million in a round of funding from Da Vinci Capital Management. The company will use the new round of funding for exploring a potential IPO.

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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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