Daily Deal Activity 09/07/16

Digital Media/Commerce

ecommerce, healthcare

Online pharmacy startup PillPack has raised $31.1 million at a reported pre-money valuation of $330 million from Astral Capital, Accomplice, Accel Partners, Charles River Ventures, and Sherpa Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its customer base.

mobile content/apps

Taiwan-based virtual reality app developer iStaging Corp. has raised $5 million in a round of funding led by WI Harper with participation from Taya Venture Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence internationally.

niche content

Beliefnet, operator of a lifestyle website focused on faith and religion, has acquired  religious and spiritual engagement website Patheos.  Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

niche content

Live news and entertainment company Cheddar has raised $10 million in a round of funding led by Lightspeed Venture Partners with participation from Comcast Ventures and Ribbit Capital. The company will use the funding for expanding operations.

digital advertising

comparison shopping

Price comparison portal MatraMatri has raised $1 million in a round of funding from undisclosed investors. The company will use the new round of funding for building out its mobile app while focusing on marketing initiatives.

Marketing Technology

analytics & targeting

Content analytics company Linkpulse has been acquired by Germany-based native ad recommendation platform plista. The acquisition provides plista with strengthened campaign delivery capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

commerce management

Hotel direct booking solutions company Regatta Travel Solutions has been acquired by Germany-based hospitality meta-search management platform Seekda. The acquisition provides Seekda with an expanded Hotel partnership network. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

market research

Online consumer surveys company Toluna has acquired media measurement startup Crossense. The acquisition will see Crossense integrated into Toluna’s research and development division. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

marketing data

Consumer data and mobile surveys company Bizrate Insights has been acquired Time Inc. (NYSE:TIME) from Connexity. The acquisition will see Bizrate integration into Time Inc.’s marketing unit Synapse Group. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

social technology

HealCode, a developer of widget products for health and wellness businesses, has been acquired by MINDBODY (Nasdaq:MB). The acquisition provides MINDBODY with expanded customer engagement capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

teleservices/eservices

Cloud-based video call monitoring and management service provider callstats.io has raised $3.5 million in a round of funding led by True Ventures with participation from Lifeline Ventures. The company will use the funding for product development.

website creation/hosting

Serbia-based WordPress and website management dashboard developer ManageWP has been acquired by GoDaddy. The acquisition provides GoDaddy with expanded features and offerings for WordPress. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

agency & Marketing Services

healthcare agency, public relations

Mountaingate Capital-backed W20 Group has acquired healthcare-focused communications consulting firm Pure Communications. The acquisition will see Pure Communications combined with W20’s BrewLife, creating a new global life sciences and technology-focused firm offering branding/positioning, public relations/communications, investor relations, creative, digital, and analytical services. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. (A Petsky Prunier-led transaction)

Software

cloud computing

Cloud-delivered desktop solutions company Dizzion has raised $6.4 million in a round of funding led by Grotech Ventures and Access Venture Partners with participation from Point B Capital and Correlation Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding headcount.

collaboration

SaaS-based field execution management platform GoSpotCheck has raised $16.5 million in Series B funding led by Insight Venture Partners with participation from Point Nine Capital. The company will use the funding for expanding operations.

collaboration

DevOps infrastructure company HashiCorp has raised $24 million in Series B funding led by GGV Capital with participation from Mayfield Fund, Trinity Ventures, and Redpoint Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for product development efforts.

credit/risk

Authentication and fraud protection company Iovation has acquired log-in solutions provider LaunchKey. The acquisition will be complementary to Iovation’s existing device-based authentication offerings. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

erp

Cloud-based warehouse management solutions developer LogFire has been acquired by Oracle. The acquisition will see LogFire integrated into Oracle’s Supply Chain Management division. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

financial

Sweden-based point-of-sale system developer intelligentpos has been acquired by mobile payment solutions company iZettle. The acquisition provides iZettle with an expanded presence in the hospitality industry. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

healthcare

Care management platform Essette has been acquired by HMS Holdings (Nasdaq:HMSY) for $20 million. The acquisition will provide Essette with an expanded customer base. Essette financial information was not disclosed.

healthcare, collaboration

Clinical team workflow and communications app developer Mobile Heartbeat has been acquired by HCA (NYSE:HCA). The acquisition provides HCA with an expanded clinical workflow offering. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

hr

Employee rewards and workforce recognition programs provider Inspirus has been acquired by France-based Sodexo. The acquisition will provide Sodexo with an expanded international presence. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

security

Data security software company Intensity Analytics has raised $5 million in a round of funding from undisclosed investors. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its engineering division.

information

hr information

Singapore-based career discovery and development platform Glints has raised $2 million in a round of funding led by Golden Equator Capital and Gobi Partners with participation from Wavemaker Partners and Fresco Capital. The company will use the funding for expanding its presence in Southeast Asia.

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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