Daily Deal Activity 01/06/17

Digital Media/Commerce

ecommerce

Shoe eCommerce site ShoeBuy has been acquired by Walmart in a transaction valued at a reported $70 million. The acquisition will see ShoeBuy integrated into Jet.com. Financial information was not disclosed.

digital marketplace

Malaysia-based online classifieds company Duriana has been acquired by Carousell. The acquisition will provide Carousell with an expanded user base and international presence. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

 

mobile content/apps

Personal radio app Otto Radio has raised an undisclosed round of funding from Samsung NEXT. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence in the personalized media market.

marketing technology

analytics & targeting

Customer personalization engine SmarterHQ has raised $13 million in a round of funding from led by Spring Lake Equity with participation from Battery Ventures and Simon Venture Group. The company will use the new round of funding for product development.

commerce management

B-to-B commerce platform CloudCraze has raised $20 million in a round of funding led by Insight Venture Partners with participation from Salesforce Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding headcount.

teleservices/eservices

LiveNinja, a developer of live web chat and messaging solutions for customer service divisions, has been acquired by IDT Corporation. The acquisition will see LiveNinja integrated into Net2Pay. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

agency & Marketing Services

marketing consulting, dm agency

First Manhattan Consulting Group, a leading provider of data-driven marketing services for financial institutions, has been acquired by Deluxe (NYSE:DLX) in a transaction valued at $200 million. The acquisition will see First Manhattan integrated into Deluxe’s Marketing Services portfolio. Financial information was not disclosed. (A Petsky Prunier-led transaction)

specialty agency

Music rights management company SESAC has been acquired by Blackstone Group. The acquisition will provide SESAC with the resources for expanding its presence domestically. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

traditional media

entertainment media

Shows and events producer Cirque Productions has been acquired by events company VStar Entertainment Group. The acquisition provides VStar with an expanded geographic presence. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Software

cloud computing

Internet-of-things connectivity solutions developer Blue Pillar has raised $10 million in a round of funding from GXP Investments, Elevate Ventures, Allos Ventures, Arsenal Venture Partners, and Claremont Creek Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for customer acquisition initiatives.

cloud computing

SaaS-based data integration platform Pipemonk has been acquired by customer engagement solutions provider Freshdesk. The acquisition provides Freshdesk with a strengthened integration ecosystem. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

engineering

Discovery analytics and visual analysis tools developer Verdazo has been acquired by data management systems developer Pason Systems. The acquisition provides Pason with an expanded oil and gas production analytics platform. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

erp

Professional Datasolutions has acquired the enterprise resource planning assets of Pinnacle Corporation. The acquisition will provide PDI with an expanded logistics management offering. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

healthcare

Healthcare data aggregation and analytics company Arcadia Healthcare Solutions has raised $30 million in a round of funding from Peloton Equity, Merck Global Health Innovation Fund, GE Ventures, Zaffre Investments, and Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners.

infrastructure

Mainframe batch automation technology developer MVS Solutions has been acquired by Compuware Corporation. The acquisition will provide Compuware with an expanded DevOps offering. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

security

Data protection company Bitglass has raised $45 million in a round of funding from Future Fund, New Enterprise Associates, Norwest Venture Partners, and Singtel Innov8. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence internationally.

information

healthcare information

Health information sharing website PatientsLikeMe has raised $100 million in a round of funding from iCarbonX and Invus. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its multi-omics characterization services.

business services

it consulting

IT support services provider Kemtah Group has been acquired by engineering and IT services provider Belcan. The acquisition provides Belcan with an expanded geographic presence. Terms of the deal were 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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