Daily Deal Activity 09/12/16

Digital Media/Commerce

ecommerce, mobile content/apps

Chariot, operator of a shuttle and bike service for crowdsourced commuting, has been acquired by Ford. The acquisition provides Ford with an expanded offering for its mobility business. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

digital advertising

digital video

Interactive video ad startup Brainient has been acquired by video advertising company Teads. The acquisition will provide Teads with an expanded engineering division. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

vertical search

Project-based independent consultant hiring platform Business Talent Group has raised $8 million in Series B funding led by NextEquity Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for building out its targeted client engagement model.

vertical search

Germany-based used machinery meta search engine TradeMachines has raised $1.1 million in a round of funding from private investors. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding into new industries while focusing on scaling internationally.

Marketing Technology

analytics & targeting

SaaS-based marketing analytics company Datorama has raised $32 million in Series C funding led by Lightspeed Venture Partners with participation from Marker LLC and Innovation Endeavors. The company will use the funding for research and development initiatives.

bi tools

Data visualization startup Zoomdata has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from In-Q-Tel. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding the functionality of its existing federal programs.

content managmenet

Enterprise content management platform Nuxeo has raised $20 million in a round of funding from Goldman Sachs Private Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for building out new functionality for its content and digital asset management platform.

product/price software

Automatic consumer pricing data startup Wiser has been acquired by Quad Analytix. The acquisition will provide Quad Analytix with an expanded eCommerce data offering. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

teleservices/eservices

Customer communication solutions provider Smart Communications has been acquired by Accel-KKR from Thunderhead. The acquisition provides Smart Communications with the resources for expanding its presence internationally. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

agency & Marketing services

database/analytics

Public relations firm The Ramey Agency has acquired database marketing company Adaptive Marketing Works. The acquisition provides Ramey with expanded customer loyalty offerings. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

marketing consulting

Brazil-based project management and consulting services provider Cosin Consulting has been acquired by Dentsu Aegis Network. The acquisition provides Dentsu’s Isobar network with an expanded presence in Brazil. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Public relations firm Prosek Partners has acquired corporate and financial communications agency Muirfield Partners. The acquisition provides Prosek Partners with an expanded geographic presence. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Software

collaboration

Project management and communication platform GenieBelt has raised $2.2 million in a round of funding from private investors. The company will use the new round of funding for sales and marketing efforts.

data management, collaboration

OpenText will acquire Dell EMC’s Enterprise Content Division for a reported $1.6 billion. The acquisition provides OpenText with expanded information archiving and cloud content and collaboration capabilities. Financial information for Dell EMC’s Enterprise Content Division was not disclosed.

erp

Supply chain visibility company project44 has raised $10.5 million in Series A funding led by Emergence Capital and Chicago Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding focus to new transportation modes.

financial

Subscription management platform Fusebill has raised $6 million in a round of funding from ScaleUp Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence in the cloud billing market.

information

financial information

France-based B-to-B business information and data processing company Altares has been acquired by Naxicap Partners from Ardian. The acquisition provides Altares with the resources for expanding operations. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

financial information

Financial, economic, and alternative data company Quandl has raised $12 million in Series B funding led by Nexus Venture Partners with participation from August Capital. The company will use the funding for expanding its data coverage.

business services

logistics

Freight brokerage services provider Nolan Transportation Group has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Ridgemount Equity Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its geographic presence.

printing services

HP will acquire Samsung’s printing business for a reported $1.1 billion. The acquisition provides HP with an expanded presence in the copier market as it looks to offset slowing demand in its existing printing unit. Financial information for Samsung’s printing business was 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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