Daily Deal Activity 06/04/18

Digital Media/Commerce 

digital marketplace

UK-based online pre-owned watch company Watchfinder.co has been acquired by Switzerland-based luxury goods company Richemont. The acquisition will provide Watchfinder.co with the resources for expanding its presence internationally. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. 

ecommerce

China-based new parent eCommerce platform Babytree has raised $219 million in a round of funding from Alibaba. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence within Southeast Asia. 

ecommerce, mobile content/apps

Bike-sharing company Motivate has been acquired by Lyft in a transaction valuing the company at a reported $250 million. The acquisition will be complementary to Lyft’s existing urban transportation portfolio. Financial information was not disclosed.

ecommerce

Travel advice and trip management company Travel Counsellors has been acquired by Vitruvian Partners from Equistone Partners. The acquisition will provide Travel Counsellors with the resources for expanding its presence within Europe. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

niche content

Leveraged finance real-time news and analysis company Reorg Research has received an undisclosed investment from Warburg Pincus. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding headcount and operations.

niche content

Pop culture fan platform Wikia has raised $106.4 million in a round of funding from Bessemer Venture Partners, IVP, and Ridge Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for platform development initiatives. 

digital advertising 

comparison shopping

Germany-based SME financing comparison platform FinCompare has raised $11.7 million in a round of funding from ING Ventures, Speedinvest, and UNIQA Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for research and development initiatives. 

vertical search

France-based B-to-B tour operator and search platform PerfectStay has raised $17.5 million in a round of funding from Partech Ventures and Felix Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence within Europe.  

Marketing Technology 

analytics & Targeting

Vista Equity Partners will acquire a majority stake in Integral Ad Science. IAS has raised $117 million to date and the acquisition will provide the company with the resources for expanding its presence internationally. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. 

bi tools, analytics & Targeting

Online brand enforcement and marketing optimization company Brand Protection Agency has been acquired by Advent International-backed Ansira. The acquisition will be complementary to Ansira’s digital and compliance monitoring offering. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. 

commerce management

Systum, provider of a digital commerce platform for SMBs, has raised $7.5 million in a round of funding from Underscore VC and Hearst Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding marketing and sales efforts. 

agency & Marketing services 

experiential marketing

Germany-based point-of-sale marketing services firm Vertikom has been acquired by Poland-based sales support firm ASM Group. The acquisition will provide ASM with an expanded presence geographically. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. 

traditional media 

b-to-b media

Data-driven marketing trade association Data & Marketing Association has been acquired by Association of National Advertisers. The acquisition will provide ANA with an expanded presence within the US. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. 

Software

collaboration

Meeting management and monitoring solution firm EMS Software has been acquired by Accruent. The acquisition will be complementary to Accruent’s existing space management solutions platform. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

collaboration

Germany-based collaborative VR/AR software solutions company Innoactive has raised $5.1 million in a round of funding Capnamic Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for product development efforts.

data management

SaaS-based PDF conversion solution PDF Simpli has been acquired by internet direct response marketing company Immudyne. The acquisition will provide PDF Simpli with the resources for product development initiatives. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. 

erp

India-based logistics mapping startup Locus has raised $4 million in a round of funding from Rocketship.vc, Recruit Strategic Partners, pi Ventures, and Blume Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence internationally.

infrastructure

UK-based Chainvine, developer of a white-label platform for enterprise blockchains, has raised $2.5 million in a round of funding from Deepbridge Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for hiring talent.

infrastructure, gaming

High school-level eSports infrastructure platform PlayVS has raised $15 million in a round of funding from New enterprise Associates, CrossCut Ventures, Coatue Management, and Cross Culture Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding headcount.

security

Cyber range training and simulation platform Cyberbit has raised $30 million in a round of funding from Claridge Israel. The company will use the new round of funding from expanding marketing and sales initiatives.

security

Cyber safety company SafeToNet has raised $13 million in a round of funding from West Hill Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for product development and expanding its presence internationally.

software development tools

Microsoft will acquire software development platform Github in a transaction valuing the company at $7.5 billion. Github was most recently valued at a reported $2 billion after raising $250 million in Series B funding in August 2015. Financial information was not disclosed. 

software development tools, gaming

Community games publisher Fig has acquired UK-based blockchain development solutions company Ownage. The acquisition will be complementary to Fig’s decentralized digital publishing platform. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. 

information 

legal information

Lawyer search and legal claims information company FragRobin has been acquired by legal technology company Anwalt.de. The acquisition will be complementary to Anwalt.de’s Ask Robin solution offering. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. 

business services

it consulting

Audiovisual and videoconferencing systems integration firm Focus 21 Visual Communications has been acquired by competitor AVM Impact. The acquisition will provide AVM with an expanded presence within the UK. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

it consulting

IT consulting and support services company G2 Technology Group has been acquired by Great Hill Partners-backed managed cloud hosting services firm Reliam. The acquisition will provide Reliam with an expanded presence geographically. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

it consulting

Cyber security services company Secure Technologies International has been acquired by Canada-based Calian Group. The acquisition will provide Calian with an expanded presence within North America. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

training

Supplemental education materials company Evan-Moor Corp has been acquired by online learning and support services provider Lincoln Learning Solutions. The acquisition will provide Lincoln Learning with an expanded user base. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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