Daily Deal Activity 10/07/16

Digital Media/Commerce

ecommerce

Online audiobook streaming service Storytel has raised $12 million in a round of funding from undisclosed investors. The company will use the new round of funding for pursuing strategic acquisition opportunities.

ecommerce

Laundry pickup and delivery startup Rinse has acquired the assets of bankrupt on-demand laundry service Washio. The acquisition provides Rinse with an expanded customer base and geographic presence. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

digital marketplace

Online used furniture shopping platform GoZefo has raised $1.1 million in a round of funding from Helion Venture Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its engineering division.

gaming

Mobile game development company Dragon Soul has been acquired by Gree International Entertainment. The acquisition will provide Gree with expanded mobile-social gaming titles. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

gaming

Video game development company NGD Studios has acquired gaming startup Red Katana. The acquisition provides NGD Studios with an expanded gaming titles portfolio. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

digital advertising

comparison shopping

Car rental comparison site HappyCar has raised $2.9 million in a round of funding from Creathor Venture, HR Ventures, Capnamic Ventures, and NWZ Digital. The company will use the funding for expanding its presence internationally.

mobile marketing

Singapore-based mobile affiliate marketing company Art of Click has been acquired by Philippines-based mobile technology company Xurpas in a transaction valued at $45 million. The acquisition provides Xurplus with an expanded mobile consumer services portfolio. Art of Click financial information was not disclosed.

vertical search

UK-based staffing firm Frontline Recruitment has acquired jobseeker and recruitment website staffbay.com. The acquisition will provide Frontline with an expanded digital recruitment platform. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Marketing Technology

bi tools

Commercial real estate operations management platform Building Engines has raised an undisclosed growth capital investment led by Wavecrest Growth Partners with participation from River Cities Capital, MassMutual Ventures, and Camber Creek Ventures. The company will use then round of funding for expanding operations.

content management, social technology

Social content moderation company Netino has been acquired by customer experience company Webhelp. The acquisition provides Webhelp with an expanded social media offering. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

crm

UK-based small business customer relationship management platform Swipii has raised $2.5 million in a round of funding from private investors. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its customer base.

marketing data

Local professional services marketing data startup DMscore has raised $2.5 million in a round of funding from Techspring Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding into new verticals.

product/price software

Online price tracking solutions company Paribus has been acquired by Capital One. The acquisition will see Paribus expand within Capital One’s consumer money-saving platform. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

agency & marketing services

digital agency

Agency management company Project: WorldWide has acquired digital and user experience agency Wondersauce. The acquisition will provide Project with an expanded digital advertising portfolio. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

traditional media

consumer magazine publishing, niche content

Motorsport Network has acquired the Autosport, the motorsport publishing and events operations of Haymarket Media Group. The acquisition provides Motorsport Network with an expanded digital and print portfolio. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Software

healthcare

Healthcare predictive analytics company RxAnte has been acquired by UPMC from Millennium Health. The acquisition provides RxAnte with the resources for expanding its offerings for Medicare and Medicaid populations. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

security

Info-Assure, a provider of cybersecurity solutions for the government and banking verticals, has been acquired by BSI. The acquisition provides BSI with expanded information security offerings. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

software development tools

Custom software development firm Prototype1 has been acquired by event management and ticketing platform Groupmatics. The acquisition provides Groupmatics with expanded group ticketing capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

business services

it consulting

Security systems integration company Go Security Solutions has been acquired by Convergint Technologies. The acquisition will provide Convergint with an expanded geographic presence. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

it consulting

UK-based managed IT support services provider Tegen has been acquired by IT consultancy Metaphor IT. The acquisition provides Metaphor with an expanded international presence. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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