Daily Deal Activity 03/16/17

Digital Media/Commerce

digital marketplace

B-to-B professional services marketplace Ageras has been acquired by Investcorp Technology Partners. The acquisition will provide Ageras with the resources for expanding its presence within Europe. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

ecommerce

Experiential travel booking company Collective Retreats has raised $2.5 million in a round of funding from First Round Capital, Slow Ventures, BoxGroup, and BBG Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its geographic presence.

ecommerce

Germany-based scooter sharing system Emmy has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from IBB and private investors. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence within Europe.

ecommerce

Germany-based on-demand home services platform Helpling has raised $10.8 million in a round of funding from Asia Pacific Internet Group. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its geographic presence.

ecommerce

Singapore-based on-demand caregiving company Homage has raised $1.2 million in a round of funding from 500 Startups and Golden Gate Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding operations.

ecommerce

Jet.com will acquired online women’s fashion retailer ModCloth in a transaction valued at approximately $80 million. The acquisition will provide Jet.com with access to new product assortments. ModCloth has previously raised nearly $80 million to date. Financial information was not disclosed.

niche content, ecommerce

Japan-based Bandai Namco will acquire anime content and eCommerce site operator Daisuki for $18.5 million. The acquisition will increase Bandai’s existing stake in the company from 36.1 percent to full ownership. Financial information was not disclosed.

niche content, mobile content/apps

Product discovery and fashion application Shopcade has been acquired by France-based publisher Lagardere. The acquisition will provide Lagardere with expanded content merchandising capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

digital advertising

comparison shopping

Insurance quotes comparison company Insurify has raised $4.6 million in a round of funding from MassMutual Ventures and Nationwide Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for product development efforts.

marketing Technology

bi tools

Real-time competitive data visualization company Market.Space has been acquired by performance tracking platform Tickr. The acquisition will provide Tickr with an expanded customer base. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

commerce management

Acculynk, a developer of debit card acceptance eCommerce solutions, has been acquired by First Data (NYSE:FDC). The acquisition will provide First Data with expanded offerings for its eCommerce solution suite. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

content management

Marketing operations provider Aprimo has acquired digital asset management software solutions company Adam Software. The acquisition provides Aprimo with expanded product content management offerings. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

email/messaging software

Singapore-based email marketing platform Ematic has raised $2.4 million in a round of funding led by Wavemaker Partners with participation from MDI Ventures, Walden International, and Convergence Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its mobile offering.

agency & Marketing services

digital agency

WPP will acquire Croatia-based digital and creative agency Bruketa&Zinic. The acquisition will see Bruketa&Zinic provide Grey Group with an expanded presence within Europe. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

dm agency

Japan-based direct marketing services company adflex communications has been acquired by marketing services firm Tri-Stage for $9.9 million. The acquisition will provide Tri-Stage with an expanded geographic presence. Financial information was not disclosed.

traditional media

consumer magazine publishing

The National Enquirer publisher American Media will acquire US Weekly from Wenner Media for a reported $100 million. The acquisition will provide American Media with an expanded customer base and digital presence. Financial information was not disclosed.

Software

application management

Dell has acquired workflow applications platform ManyWho from CorsivaCloud and Salesforce. The acquisition will see ManyWho integrated into Dell’s application integration solutions arm Boomi. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

big data

Open source analytics and data science platform Knime.com has raised $21.5 million in a round of funding from Invus. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding product development efforts.

credit/risk

Weather Analytics, developer of weather and predictive risk software for the insurance industry, has raised $17 million in Series B funding from Tokio Marine HHC and W.R. Berkley Corporation. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its engineering division.

hr

SaaS-based staffing and labor supply solutions company Safe Computing has been acquired by business management solutions company Access UK. The acquisition will provide Access UK with expanded offerings for the recruitment sector. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

security

Email security company Greenview Data has been acquired by email encryption solutions company Zix for a reported $6.5 million. The acquisition provides Zix with expanded threat protection and anti-spam capabilities. Financial information was not disclosed.

information

healthcare information

Digital health company Livongo Health has raised $52.5 million in a round of funding from General Catalyst with participation from Kinnevik, EBDI, and Microsoft Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence internationally.

healthcare information

Patient medication instructions company Polyglot Systems has been acquired by drug and medical information company First Databank. The acquisition will provide First Databank with expanded clinical care offerings. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

business services

bpo

Business process management services provider WNS will acquire care benefits management company HealthHelp for $95 million. The acquisition will provide WNS with expanded healthcare and insurance BPM offerings. Financial information was not disclosed.

it consulting

DevOps consulting firm Levvel has raised $3 million in a round of funding from private investors. The company will use the new round of funding for hiring talent while expanding its presence internationally.

logistics

France-based freight transport startup Chronotruck has raised $3.8 million in a round of funding from Seventure Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence within Germany.

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