Daily Deal Activity 11/04/16

Digital Media/Commerce

digital marketplace

Rental marketplace Apartment List has raised $30 million in Series B funding led by Canaan Partners with participation from Matrix Partners and Glynn Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its geographic presence.

ecommerce

Social dining service EatWith has raised an undisclosed amount of funding led by TripAdvisor with participation from Greylock Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence internationally.

ecommerce

Online seafood marketplace Gfresh has raised $20 million in Series A funding from Riverhill Fund and Legend Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence geographically.

gaming

Mobile and social gaming studio CrowdStar has been acquired by free-to-play games developer Glu Mobile in a transaction valued at $45.5 million. The acquisition provides Glu Mobile with an expanded presence in the fashion games category. Financial information was not disclosed.

gaming

Virtual reality gaming studio The Future Group has raised $20 million in Series C funding from Ferd ASA, Aker, and private investors. The company will use the new round of funding for building out its 3D visual effects platform.

mobile content/apps

Mobile student engagement app developer MyChild has been acquired by has been acquired by education apps developer Brightwheel. The acquisition will provide Brightwheel with expanded parent communication capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

niche content

Spain-based video content platform Tviso.com has raised $1.7 million in a round of funding from Cabiedes & Partners and Evolvia. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence internationally.

Marketing Technology

Analytics & targeting

Public relations analytics startup TrendKite has raised $16.3 million in a round of funding led by Adam Street Partners with participation from Battery Ventures, Noro-Moseley Partners, and Mercury Fund. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its engineering division.

commerce management

Events ticketing and eCommerce software developer AudienceView has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Rubicon Technology Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding operations.

crm

Russia-based enterprise software company 1C has acquired cloud-based customer relationship management platform amoCRM. The acquisition will provides 1C with an expanded international presence. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

traditional media

broadcast television

Viacom (NYSE:VIAB) will acquire Argentina-based broadcaster Telefe from Telefonica for a reported $400 million. The acquisition provides Viacom with an expanded presence in South America. Financial information was not disclosed.

entertainment media

Golden Globe awards and Miss America pageants operator Dick Clark Productions will be acquired by Dalian Wanda for a reported $1 billion. The acquisition provides Dalian Wanda with an expanded presence in US-based entertainment industry. Financial information was not disclosed.

Software

data management

Data analysis platform Periscope Data has raised $25 million in Series B funding led by DFJ with participation from undisclosed investors. The company will use the new round of funding for product development efforts.

geo-demo software

Accenture has acquired the geographic information systems solutions division of the Netherlands-based GIS company Realworld. The acquisition will see Realworld OO Systems integrated into Accenture’s smart grid services division as the company looks to expand its digital consulting presence within Europe. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

security

Cloud environments threat defense platform developer Acalvio Technologies has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Google Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for product development initiatives.

security

A consortium of investors led by BC Partners and Medina Capital will acquire security software companies Catbird, Easy Solutions, Brainspace, and Cryptzone. The acquisition coincides with the private equity firms’ acquisition of CenturyLink data centers and collocation business. Terms of the deals were not disclosed.

business services       

it consulting

Government IT services and software company Camber will be acquired by Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HIII) from New Mountain Capital for $380 million. The acquisition represents 8.6x Camber adjusted EBTIDA for the fiscal year ended June 30th.

logistics

Retail chain and eCommerce last-mile logistics service Installs has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Graycliff Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its customer base.

training

Cloud training platform Linux Academy has raised $2.3 million in a round of funding from Arthur Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its user base while launching new programs.

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