Daily Deal Activity 01/30/17

Digital Media/Commerce

ecommerce

Online flower retailer The Bouqs Co. has raised $24 million in a round of funding led by Partech Ventures with participation from NextEquity Ventures, Reimagined Ventures, Azure Capital Partners, KEC Ventures, and Quest Venture Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding headcount.

ecommerce

Sweden-based on-demand home delivery service Budbee has raised $3.2 million in a round of funding from private investors. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding marketing and sales initiatives.

ecommerce

Online menswear brand Spoke has raised $1.8 million in a round of funding led by Oxford Capital with participation from Forward Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence internationally.

ecommerce

Greece-based on-demand ride sharing company Taxibeat will be acquired by Daimler for a reported $43 million. The acquisition will see Taxibeat integrated into Daimler’s ride-sharing division with MyTaxi and Hailo. Financial information was not disclosed.

 

gaming

Daily fantasy sports company FantasyDraft will acquire fantasy sports competitor Fantasy Aces. The acquisition will be complementary to FantasyDraft’s user base expansion strategy. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

mobile content/apps

Mobile call blocking app Truecaller has received $2.8 million in a round of funding from Capital Inbox. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its user base and presence internationally.

marketing technology

analytics & targeting, content management

eCommerce site search and personalization technology company ATTRAQT has acquired The Netherlands-based merchandising and marketing optimization software developer Fredhopper for $31.3 million. The acquisition provides ATTRAQT with an expanded customer base. Financial information was not disclosed.

marketing data, email services

Email intelligence and data source solutions company ThreatWave has been acquired by Return Path. The acquisition will see ThreatWise integrated into Return Path’s Email Optimization product suite. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

agency & Marketing Services

digital agency

Software application design and development company 10Pearls has acquired user experience and customer engagement firm Brilliant Experience. The acquisition provides 10Pearls with an expanded UX practice. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

traditional media

broadcast television

France-based broadcasting services provider AB Group will be acquired by MediaWan in a transaction valuing the company at $289 million. The acquisition will provide AB Group with the resources for exploring potential strategic acquisition opportunities. Financial information was not disclosed.

Software

financial

Israel-based financial services industry predictive analytics company Earnix has raised $13.5 million in a round of funding from Jerusalem Venture Partners, Vintage Investment Partners and Israel Growth Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence internationally.

financial

Gravitas Technology Services, provider of a collaborative outsourcing platform for the alternative investment space, has been acquired by France-based investment management solutions company Linedata Services. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

financial, financial information

FactSet (NYSE:FDS) will acquire wealth management industry managed services provider Interactive Data Managed Solutions from Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE:ICE). The acquisition provides FactSet with expanded scale. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

healthcare

Healthcare inventory management systems company PAR Excellence Systems has received and undisclosed growth equity investment from Northlane Capital Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding operations.

hr

UK-based Idea Drop, developer of a platform for curating employee feedback, has raised $1.3 million in a round of funding from private investors. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its engineering division.

information

geo-demo information, marketing data

Brazil-based real estate site VivaReal has acquired real estate research and analytics company GeoImovel. The acquisition provides VivaReal with a strengthened domestic property database. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

healthcare information

Goldman Sachs will acquire a 14 minority percent stake in Japan-based online medical information provider M3 from Sony. Sony is expected to remain majority shareholder. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

business services

bpo

UK-based fleet management and vehicle outsourcing company Zenith will be acquired by Bridgepoint Advisors from Hg Capital in a transaction valued at a reported $942 million. The acquisition will provide Zenith with the resources for scaling operations. Financial information was not disclosed.

printing services

Commercial printing and communication services provider Independent Printing Co. has been acquired by Ennis (NYSE:EBF). The acquisition provides Ennis with an expanded geographic presence. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

staffing

Executive search and consulting firm The Cheyenne Group has been acquired by competitor SRi. The acquisition will provide SRi 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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