Daily Deal Activity 07/17/19

Digital Media/Commerce

digital marketplace

Outdoor advertising space marketplace AdQuick has raised $1.1million in a round of funding from Initialized Capital, Y Combinator, and VTF Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence geographically.

ecommerce

China-based tourism-focused car sharing company Wukong has raised $31million in a round of funding from YMCI Group. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence within China.

gaming

UK-based augmented reality company WaveOptics has raised $15.7 million in a round of funding from Octopus Ventures, Touchstone Innovations, and Gobi Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for product development efforts.

digital advertising

ad networks/exchanges

Bid request solutions company nToggle has been acquired by The Rubicon Project (NYSE:RUBI) for $38.5 million in cash. The acquisition will provide Rubicon with expanded bid infrastructure capabilities. Financial information was not disclosed.

digital promotion/coupon

TripAdvisor-backed restaurant reservation application Eatigo has acquired India-based restaurant discounts app Ressy. The acquisition will provide Eatigo with an expanded presence in India. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

mobile marketing

Mobile advertising solutions company Taptica will acquire a majority stake in Japan-based mobile app and ad tracking solutions company Adinnovation in a transaction valuing the company at $8.9 million. Financial information was not disclosed.

mobile marketing

Mobile attribution platform Kochava has acquired mobile app ad personalization company MobileRQ. The acquisition will provide Kochava with an expanded custom-targeted app content offering. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

marketing Technology

analytics & targeting

Retail payment data and insights platform Commerce Signals has raised $12 million in Series B funding from Stage 1 Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its geographic presence.

crm, mrm/workflow management

Partner relationship management company Impartner has raised $15 million in a round of funding from Emergence Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding marketing and sales initiatives.

market research

Stagwell Group will acquire certain TV Pilot Testing Assets from Nielsen. The acquisition marks the Stagwell’s fourth acquisition of a separate, custom research asset from Nielsen. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

traditional media

digital place-based media

Digital out-of-home marketing company Neo Advertising has been by acquired newspaper and magazines publisher Tamedia. The acquisition will be complementary to Tamedia’s expanded offerings for its outdoor advertising customers. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

newspaper publishing

Community newspapers and magazines publisher American Hometown Publishing has acquired local media properties operator West End Holdings. The acquisition provides AHP with an expanded geographic presence. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Software

credit/risk

Credit risk startup James has raised $2.7 million in a round of funding from BiG Start Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding operations while focusing on product development.

erp

UK-based digital supply chain startup Virtualstock has raised $6 million in a round of funding from Notion Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence within Europe.

financial

Debt collection software developer Collectly has raised $1.9 million in a round of funding from Lightspeed Venture Partners, Index Ventures, and Granatus Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for hiring talent.

financial

Cross-border wealth management solutions company Meixin Global has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Korea Investment Partners, Bertelsmann, Tangzhu Capital, and Liuhe Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence within Asia.

healthcare

Virtual care solutions provider Bright.md has raised $8 million in a round of funding from B Capital Group and Seven Peaks Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding headcount.

hr

SaaS-based employee development platform Learnerbly has raised $2.1 million in a round of funding from Frontline Ventures and Playfair Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding operations.

hr

Quality management system software developer Sparta Systems has been acquired by New Mountain Capital from Thoma Bravo. The acquisition will provide Sparta Systems with the resources for expanding operations. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

hr

Thoma Bravo has acquired a minority stake in temporary staffing management solutions provider ZeroChaos from Snow Phipps Group. The company will use the investment proceeds for expanding its engineering division. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

security

Cybersecurity analytics startup Awake Security has raised $31 million in a round of funding from Bain Capital Ventures and Greylock Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for research and development initiatives.

security

Artificial intelligence and fraud prevention software company Brighterion has been acquired by Mastercard. The acquisition will be complementary to Mastercard’s customer experience and security capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

software development tools

QDA Solutions, a developer of databases support solutions communications interfaces, has been acquired by Alpina Partners from ASI DataMyte. The acquisition will provide QDS with the resources for product development initiatives. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

information

financial information

Oildex has acquired the Financial and Accounting Data Exchange assets of PDS Energy Information. The acquisition will be complementary to Oildex’s oil and gas digital data exchange platform. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

healthcare information

Treatment research and physician information network TheMednet has raised $1.3 million in a round of funding from Endure Capital and Lumia Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its physicians network.

business services

hr consulting

Human resources technology consulting company MillsonJames has been acquired by insurance brokerage Hub International. The acquisition will provide Hub with an expanded human resources and benefits technology services offering. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

it consulting

Healthcare IT services and solutions provider emids has acquired healthcare IT consulting company Encore Health Resources. The acquisition will be complementary to emids’ presence within the payer space. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

logistics

China-based logistics platform Yimidida has raised $44 million in a round of funding from CDH Investments, Global Logistic Properties, and Source Code Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding operations.

printing services

Digital and large-format printing company CREEL Printing has been acquired by LSC Communications. The acquisition will provide LSC with expanded capabilities for its offset and digital production platform. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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