Daily Deal Activity 05/11/17

Digital Media/Commerce

digital marketplace

Online classifieds marketplace operator Dominion Web Solutions has been acquired by West Street Capital Partners from Landmark Media for $680 million. The acquisition will provide Dominion Web Solutions with the resources for expanding its presence internationally. Financial information was not disclosed.

ecommerce

Meal kit delivery service Sun Basket has raised $9.2 million in a round of funding led by Unilever Ventures with participation from Baseline Ventures and Founders Circle Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence within the US.

ecommerce

Mobile eCommerce marketplace Tophatter has raised $21 million in Series B funding from Goodwater Capital, August Capital, and Charles River Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding headcount.

gaming

Online betting company Paddy Power Betting has acquired daily fantasy sports company Draft in an acquisition valuing the company at $48 million. The acquisition will provide Paddy Power Betting with an expanded fantasy sports offering. Financial information was not disclosed.

gaming

Google has acquired virtual reality gaming studio Owlchemy Labs. Owlchemy had raised $5 million to date, and the acquisition will be complementary to Google’s existing VR capabilities.. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

mobile content/apps

Denmark-based mobile money application developer Lunar has raised $5.1 million in a round of funding from Seed Capital and Nykredit. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding operations.

niche content

Crafting enthusiast’s community Craftsy will be acquired by NBCUniversal from Stripes Group. The acquisition will provide NBCUniversal with an expanded presence within the crafting and hobbyist vertical. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

digital advertising

online lead generation

Digital business insurance marketplace Bunker has raised $6 million in a round of funding from Omidyar Network, Comcast Ventures, and Route 66 Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding operations.

marketing Technology

analytics & Targeting

Germany-based mobile marketing data insights company Simplaex has raised $2.6 million in a round funding from Target Partners and High-Tech Grunderfonds. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding into new verticals.

commerce management

eCommerce marketing solutions company Sidecar Interactive has raised $11 million in  Series C funding led by Harbert Growth Partners with participation from The Yard Ventures, Ascent Venture Partners, and Osage Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding headcount.

commerce management

Israel-based eCommerce product search solutions company Twiggle has raised $15 million in a round of funding from MizMaa Ventures and Korea Investment Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its sales division.

content management

Video game industry technical services company Keyword Studios has acquired video game content management system developer XLOC. The acquisition will provide Keyword Studios with expanded game production capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

social technology

Influencer marketing campaign solutions company Takumi has raised $4 million in a round of funding from private investors. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence internationally.

website creation/hosting

UK-based managed hosting and colocation services provider Claranet has received a $103 million investment from Tikehau Capital. The company will use the investment proceeds for expanding its presence within Europe.

agency & marketing Services

digital agency

Digital agency group Sideshow has acquired UK-based creative agency Thinking Juice. The acquisition will provide Sideshow with an expanded creative presence within the UK. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

general agency

Marketing and communications agency Didit has acquired branding and marketing services firm The Halo Group. The acquisition will provide Didit with an expanded geographic presence. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

media planning/buying

Digital advertising platform AdSupply has acquired local advertising media agency LION New Media. The acquisition coincides with AdSupply’s local news inventory expansion strategy. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

traditional media

entertainment media

Television and film media group All3Media has acquired production studios Raw and Betty from Discovery Communications. The acquisition will provide All3Media with an expanded scripted series portfolio. Terms of the deals were not disclosed.

Software

application management, cloud computing

Artificial intelligence solutions company MindMeld has been acquired by Cisco for $125 million. The acquisition will see MindMeld integrated into Cisco’s IoT and Applications group. Financial information was not disclosed.

erp, logistics

On-demand freight and trucking logistics platform OnTruck has raised $10 million in a round of funding led by Atomico and Idinvest with participation from Point Nine Capital, La Famiglia, and Samaipata Ventures.

financial

Distributed ledger technology company Axoni has raised $2 million in a round of funding from Citi Ventures. The new round of funding brings Axoni’s Series A total to $20 million. The company will use the new round of funding for hiring talent.

infrastructure

Network infrastructure solutions company IoTium has raised $8.4 million in a round of funding from March Capital Partners with participation from Opensource Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for product development efforts.

infrastructure

IT infrastructure software developer Replex has raised $1.6 million in a round of funding from High-Tech Grunderfonds and EnBW New Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for product development initiatives.

business services

it consulting, security

Cyber security solutions company F-Secure has acquired UK-based security consultancy Digital Assurance. The acquisition will provide F-Secure with an expanded presence within Europe. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

it consulting

Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning consulting and management company Jibe Consulting has been acquired by The Hackett Group (Nasdaq:HCKT). The acquisition will provide The Hackett Group with an expanded Oracle Cloud Business Application implementation offering. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

prinitng services

Printing, marketing, and inventory control programs provider RPM Associates will be acquired by Winbrook. The acquisition will provide Winbrook with an expanded procurement and inventorying offering. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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