Daily Deal Activity 01/20/17

Digital Media/Commerce

digital marketplace

Italy-based online luxury products marketplace Artemest has raised $1.2 million in a round of funding from IAG. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence within the US and UK.

ecommerce

Food and grocery eCommerce company Barbora has been acquired by retail stores operator Maxima Grupe. The acquisition provides Maxima Grupe with an expanded online offering. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

ecommerce, gaming

Gaming crowdfunding platform Fig has raised $7.8 million in Series A funding from Spark Capital and Greycroft Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding operations and hiring talent.

ecommerce

China-based travel booking services company Huangbaoche has raised $30 million in Series B funding led by Matrix Partners and GF Xinde Investment Management with participation from Concord Investment and SSC Fund. The company will use the funding for expanding its presence internationally.

ecommerce

Deals discovery app developer Little Internet has acquired on-demand wellness startup Stylofie. The acquisition provides Little Internet with and expanded presence in the beauty and wellness segment. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

mobile content/apps

UK-based student recruitment app Debut has raised $2.1 million in a round of funding from LocalGlobe, Initial Capital, and Entree Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding headcount.

marketing technology

crm

Real estate showings management platform ShowingTime has acquired real estate productivity software developer Showing Suite. The acquisition provides ShowingTime with complementary offerings for its existing platform. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

agency & Marketing services

design agency

Digital agency DEG Digital has acquired creative content and experience design agency Hint. The acquisition will provide DEG with an expanded geographic presence. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

loyalty/retention

Wix.com (Nasdaq:WIX) has acquired customer loyalty and engagement platform flok. The acquisition will be complementary to Wix.com’s SMB and local business solutions portfolio. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

traditional media

consumer magazine publishing

Business and legal newspaper publishing and printing services company Bailey Publishing & Communications has been acquired by newspaper and magazine publisher Observer Media Group. The acquisition provides Observer with an expanded weekly newspapers portfolio. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

entertainment media

Viacom-owned Paramount Pictures has received a $1 billion investment from China-based film companies Shanghai Film Group and Huahua Media. The investment provides Paramount with the resources for producing and distributing new films.

Software

engineering

Mission-critical software and embedded engineering company Intelesys Corporation has been acquired by Polaris Alpha, a developer of software solutions for the defense and intelligence communities. The acquisition provides Polaris Alpha an expanded presence in the cyber and signals intelligence arena. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

erp, collaboration

Resource management and collaboration solutions company Planview has been acquired by Thoma Bravo from Insight Venture Partners. The acquisition will provide Planview with the resources for pursuing strategic acquisition opportunities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

healthcare

Patient engagement platform Seamless Medical Systems has been acquired by GetWellNetwork. The acquisition provides GetWellNetwork with expanded capabilities for its Interactive Patient Care offering. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

security

Malware defense solutions company Barkly has raised $6 million in Series A funding from undisclosed investors. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its research and development division.

information

Financial information

Anti-money laundering risk reviews and compliance services company Telavance has been acquired by cybersecurity and compliance solutions company ACA Compliance Group. The acquisition will be complementary to ACA’s AML risk strategies and financial crime division. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

healthcare information

UK-based healthcare sector information provider Health Service Journal has been acquired by Wilmington from Ascential for $23.4 million. The acquisition provides HSJ with the resources for expanding its client base. Financial information was not disclosed.

business services

it consulting

G²S Global, a provider of security advisory and cyber monitoring services, has been acquired by IT consultancy Liberty Advisor Group. The acquisition provides Liberty with an expanded threat intelligence practice. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

it consulting

Virtualization and container technology company Sphere 3D has acquired Unified ConneXions, a provider of network infrastructure implementation planning services. The acquisition provides Sphere 3D with an expanded geographic presence. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

legal consulting

Dispute resolution services provider National Arbitration and Mediation has received an undisclosed growth equity investment from Sageview Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence within the US.

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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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