Daily Deal Activity 04/18/18

Digital Media/Commerce

digital marketplace

Singapore-based peer-to-peer lending platform Funding Societies has raised $25 million in a round of funding from SoftBank Ventures Korea, Sequoia Capital, and Golden Gate Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence internationally.

digital marketplace

Wonolo, operator of an online staffing marketplace for unemployed workers, has raised $13 million in a round of funding from Base10 Partners and PivotNorth Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding headcount.

ecommerce

Direct-to-consumer skincare company Carpe has raised $2.3 million in a round of funding from LaunchCapital and Rubicon Venture Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding operations.

ecommerce, financial

Real estate leasing and search platform SquareFoot has raised $7 million in a round of funding from Rosecliff Ventures, Triangle Peak Partners, RRE Ventures, Primary Venture Partners, and Armory Square Ventures.

niche content

Digital lifestyle destination LittleThings has been acquired by millennial-focused entertainment and media company RockYou Media. The acquisition will provide RockYou with an expanded digital content portfolio. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

digital advertising

digital video

Video content filmmakers and social media influencer marketplace CrowdHere has been acquired by white-label ad sales solution Digital Remedy. The acquisition will be complementary to Digital Remedy’s offerings for publishers and influencers. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Marketing Technology

crm

Automotive dealership customer relationship management solution I’Car Systems has been acquired by competitor DataFirst. The acquisition will provide DataFirst with an expanded presence within Europe. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

email/messaging software

Restaurant chatbot solutions company Guestfriend has raised $5 million in a round of funding from Betaworks, Primary Venture Partners, and Techstars Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for product development.

sfa/lead management

Agentology, a developer of lead engagement and qualification solutions for real estate agents, has raised $12 million in a round of funding from Defy Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its engineering division.

social technology

Real-time moments and in-context video research platform dscout has raised $7.5 million in a round of funding from Beringea and Syntero Group. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its sales and engineering divisions.

Agency & Marketing Services

b-to-b agency

Australia-based event marketing and registration services company Info Salons has been acquired by The Freeman Companies. The acquisition will provide The Freeman Companies with an expanded international presence. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

digital  agency

Digital transformation services company Bluewave Communications has been acquired by digital marketing company Nayamode. The acquisition will provide Nayamode with an expanded geographic presence. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

traditional media

b-to-b media

AI and machine learning events operator Trends Equity has been acquired by Cambridge Innovation Institute. The acquisition will be complementary to CII’s business and technology events portfolio. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

traditional outdoor

Large print advertising company iPrint Digital has acquired billboard advertising agency National Outdoor Advertising. The acquisition will provide iPrint with an expanded international presence. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Software

cloud computing

Hyperconverged data platform Cohesity has raised $150 million at a reported valuation of $1 billion in a round of funding from SoftBank. The company will use the new round of funding for product development efforts.

collaboration

Education communication platform Aula has raised $4.2 million in a round of funding from Project A, Brighteye Ventures, and Sunstone Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its partner institutions network.

data management, financial

Digital government data solutions company Socrata has been acquired by Tyler Technologies (NYSE:TYL). The acquisition will be complementary to Tyler Technologies’ existing federal and state-level offerings. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

financial

Credit facilities source and management platform Cerebro Capital has received an undisclosed amount of funding from Sterling Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its sales and marketing divisions.

financial, mobile technology

Retail management and point-of-sale platform Green Bits has raised $17 million in a round of funding from Tiger Global Management. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding marketing and sales efforts.

financial

Digital payments network MFS Africa has raised $4.5 million in a round of funding from LUN Partners Group and Goodwell Investments. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence geographically.

financial

Tala, developer of a mobile-first financial services, has raised $50 million in a round of funding from Revolution Growth, IVP, Data Collective, and Lowercase Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for hiring talent.

healthcare

Corporate wellness company Dynamic Health Strategies has acquired corporate wellness software solutions provider Integrated Wellness Solutions. The acquisition will provide Dynamic Health with an expanded customer base. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

hr

Eightfold.ai, a developer of employee recruiting and retention solutions, has raised $8 million in a round of funding from Foundation Capital and Lightspeed Venture Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its engineering division.

hr

Background screening database solutions company TRAK-1 has been acquired by SNH Capital Partners-backed PeopleFacts. The acquisition will provide PeopleFacts with an expanded customer base. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

security

Identity governance and administration solutions company Saviynt has raised $40 million in a round from Carrick Capital Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence internationally.

security

J2 Global (Nasdaq:JCOM) has acquired the VIPRE Security internet security products portfolio of ThreaTrack Security. The acquisition will provide be complementary to j2’s security offering for businesses and home users. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

software nec

Emergency response technology platform RapidSOS has raised $16 million in a round of funding from Highland Capital Partners, Microsoft Ventures, and CSAA Insurance Group. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence within the US.

information

product/price information

Nutritional food database FoodFacts.com has been acquired by retail consumer insights and consulting company Spins. The acquisition will provide Spins with an expanded presence within the nutrition vertical. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

business services

bpo

ReSourcePro, a provider of business process management and outsourcing solutions to the insurance industry, has been acquired by DFW Capital Partners. The company will provide ReSourcePro with the resources for expanding its presence within North America. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

bpo

Office equipment sales and services company UBEO has been acquired by Sentinel Capital Partners. The acquisition will provide UBEO with the resources for expanding its presence geographically. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

it consulting

Microsoft Dynamics 365 solutions and services provider SAGlobal has acquired competitor 360 Vertical Solutions. The acquisition will provide SAGlobal with an expanded presence geographically. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

it consulting

Internet of Things automation integration firm SDC Automation has been acquired by Ecoclime Group. The acquisition will provide Ecoclime with an expanded presence within Europe. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

legal consulting

Law consulting, technology, and services company Elevate has received an undisclosed growth financing from Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital. The company will use the investment proceeds for pursuing potential acquisition opportunities.

training, gaming

Learning and training-focused mobile games company 1Huddle has raised $3 million in a round of funding from NRD Capital Management and Newark Venture Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for platform development efforts.

training

Leadership training and content company Bluepoint Leadership Development has been acquired by Leeds Equity Partners-backed Simplify Compliance. The acquisition will be complementary to Simplify Compliance’s existing coaching solutions offering. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

training

No More Practice Education, provider of a digital video learning platform for financial advisors, has been acquired by OneVue. The acquisition will be complementary to OneVue’s training programs offering. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Daily Deal Activity 04/17/18

Digital Media/Commerce

digital marketplace

Social engagement and fundraising platform Great Feats has been acquired by mobile fundraising company OneCause. The acquisition will provide OneCause with an expanded user base. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

digital marketplace

China-based real estate services platform QingKe has received an undisclosed amount of funding from Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia and Crescent Point. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence domestically.

digital marketplace

Peer-to-peer car rental marketplace Turo has raised $12 million in a round of funding from American Express and Sumitomo. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding headcount and operations.

ecommerce

Verdane Capital has acquired a majority stake in online beauty retailer eleven. The acquisition will provide eleven with the resources for expanding its presence within Europe. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

ecommerce

Energy sharing services startup OhmConnect has raised $8.5 million in a round of funding from Floodgate, Aspect Ventures, and AME Cloud Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence within the US.

ecommerce

UK-based online pharmacy Pharmacy2U has raised $57.2 million in a round of funding from G Square and Business Growth Fund. The company will use the new round of funding for platform development efforts.

ecommerce

Italy-based on-demand catering platform SoulKitchen.bio has raised $2.5 million in a round of funding from Innogest and TAN Food. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence within Europe.

ecommerce

Online action sports retailer SurfStitch has been acquired by Australia-based specialist advisory firm Alceon Group. The acquisition will see SurfStitch combined with Alceon’s EziBuy portfolio company. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

digital advertising

mobile marketing

Progressus Media, a provider of mobile advertising solutions for automotive dealerships and agencies, has been acquired by CDK Global (Nasdaq:CDK). The acquisition will see Progressus Media integrated into CDK’s automotive commerce platform. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Marketing Technology

analytics & Targeting

Digital content behavioral insights solution onQ has raised $6 million in a round of funding from undisclosed investors. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding marketing initiatives.

bi tools

Key Data Dashboard, a developer of data visualization and comparison software for vacation rental managers, has raised $2 million in a round of funding from private investors. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding sales and marketing efforts.

crm

Relevant Mobile, a developer of customer relationship management solutions to the restaurant industry, has been acquired by data-driven marketing firm Bridg. The acquisition will be complementary to Bridg’s existing loyalty management offering. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

email/messaging software

Conversational marketing and sales platform Drift has raised $60 million in a round of funding from Sequoia Capital, CRV, and General Catalyst. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding operations.

marketing data

Telecom data analytics platform Comlinkdata has received an investment from Alpine Investors. The company will use the investment proceeds for expanding its presence within the global telecom market. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

product/price software

Car360, developer of an interactive vehicle inspection platform, has been acquired by Carvana (NYSE:CVNA) for $22 million. The acquisition will see Car360 integrated into Carvana’s eCommerce platform. Financial information was not disclosed.

sfa/lead management

Sales team analysis and intelligence platform Ondigo has been acquired by sales conversation intelligence platform Gong.io. The acquisition will provide Gong.io with an expanded customer base. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Agency & Marketing Services

promotional agency

Print, promotional, and wearables company PrintAbilities has been acquired by marketing agency Calise Partners. The acquisition will provide Calise with an expanded presence within North America. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

traditional media

entertainment media

New Zealand-based independent outside broadcast and studio provider NZ Live has been acquired by content production outsourcing services company NEP Group. The acquisition will provide NEP With an expanded presence geographically. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Software

application management

Application visual management and image processing platform Applitools has raised $31 million in a round of funding from OpenView, Sierra Ventures, Magma Venture Partners, and La Maison. The company will use the new round of funding for research and development initiatives.

big data

Datanomix, a developer of data analytics solutions for mid-market manufacturing companies, has raised $1 million in a round of funding from 10X Ventures and Wasabi Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for product development efforts.

collaboration

Mobile productivity software applications company Kdan Mobile Software has raised $5 million in a round of funding from WI Harper Group, Darwin Venture Management, and Accord Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence within the US.

credit/risk

SaaS-based tax-related credit risk assessment solution Tax Guard has received an investment from Falfurrias Capital Partners. The company will use the investment proceeds for expanding operations. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

data management

Distributed file and object storage software provider Scality has raised $60 million in a round of funding from Silverpeak and Harbert European Growth Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its engineering division.

erp

Shipment data and supply chain visibility solution project44 has raised $35 million in a round of funding from OpenView, 8VC, Emergence capital, Omidyar Technology Ventures, Chicago Ventures, and Pritzker Group Venture Capital.

financial, hr

Earned pay access solutions provider Instant Financial has raised $11.4 million in a round of funding from TTV Capital, ITC Partners, Kinetic Ventures, and Real Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence within North America.

infrastructure

Vista Equity Partners has acquired hybrid IT infrastructure monitoring platform LogicMonitor. The acquisition will provide LogicMonitor with the resources for product development initiatives. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

legal

Contract review automation company LawGeex has raised $12 million in a round of funding from Aleph and Lool Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence within the US.

security

Audit and protection software company Spirion has received a strategic equity investment from The Riverside Company. The company will use the investment proceeds for expanding headcount. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

software development tools

Application development previewing platform AppOnboard has raised $15 million in a round of funding from Korea Investment Partners, Mirae Asset Management, Mantaray, MTG, and Runa Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for product development efforts.

software development tools

Adobe has acquired Sayspring, a developer of solutions for designing and prototyping voice interfaces for Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. The acquisition will see Sayspring’s technology integrated into Adobe’s product portfolio. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

information

credti/risk information

reQuire Holdings, a provider of quality assurance and valuation solutions for the residential and commercial real estate market, has been acquired by LenderLive Network from L2 Capital Partners. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

healthcare information

Medical care company Parsley Health has raised $10 million in a round of funding from FirstMark Capital, Trail Mix Ventures, and The Chernin Group. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding headcount.

business services

training

K-12 education technology platform PowerSchool has been acquired by Onex Corporation from Vista Equity Partners. The acquisition will provide PowerSchool with the resources for exploring potential acquisition opportunities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Daily Deal Activity 04/16/18

Digital Media/Commerce

digital marketplace

Online marketplace Siroop has been acquired by Switzerland-based retail company Coop Group. The acquisition will provide Siroop with the resources for expanding its presence within Europe. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

ecommerce, entertainment media

UK-based digital audio streaming company Mixcloud has raised $10 million in a round of funding from WndrCo. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its marketing and engineering divisions.

gaming

Australia-based daily fantasy sports platform Draftstars has been acquired by PlayUp Digital. The acquisition will provide PlayUp with an expanded user base for its existing fantasy sports offering. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

mobile content/apps

Sweden-based mobile banking app Qapital has raised $30 million in a round of funding from Swedbank Robur with participation from Northzone. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence internationally.

Marketing Technology

creative production platform

Industry-specific augmented reality solutions company Magic AI has raised $1.2 million in a round of funding from private investors. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding product development efforts.

agency & Marketing Services

digital agency, it consulting

Lenati, leading independent marketing and sales strategy consultancy, has been acquired by ProKarma, a global IT solutions company and a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Software

big data

Big data analytics platform Findyr has acquired machine learning and cloud data solutions company Leviathan Analytics. The acquisition will provide Findyr with an expanded customer base. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

collaboration, financial

AccessFintech, a developer of collaboration and transparency solutions for financial institutions, has received an investment from JPMorgan Chase. The company will use the investment proceeds for product development. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

data management, financial

Data management and reporting software company Measurabl has raised $7 million in a round of funding from Camber creek, Concrete, DivcoWest, Salesforce Ventures, and Sway Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding headcount.

engineering

Audros, a developer of industry-specific software solutions for industrial companies, has been acquired by software integration services company Visiativ. The acquisition will provide Visiativ with an expanded geographic presence. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

financial

Accounting and benchmarked reporting company Ceterus has raised $10 million in a round of funding from Harbert Growth Partners, TechOperators, GroTech Ventures, and Alerion Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its engineering division.

financial, mobile content/apps

Personal finance app Clarity Money has been acquired by Goldman Sachs Bank. The acquisition will be complementary to the company’s personalized banking product Marcus. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

financial

Ticketing and technology solutions company Paylogic has been acquired by Vivendi. The acquisition will see Vivendi integrate Paylogic into its ticketing services division See Tickets. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

financial

Commercial efficiency solutions company Redaptive has raised $20 million in a round of funding from CBRE, ENGIE New Ventures, GXP Investments, and Linse Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for product development efforts.

financial

Banking and payment tools developer Silot has raised $2.9 million in a round of funding from Arbor Ventures and Eight Roads Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence within Southeast Asia.

geo-demo            

Street level imaging platform Mapillary has raised $15 million in a round of funding from BMW I Ventures, Samsung Catalyst Fund, and NavInfo. The company will use the new round of funding for product development.

healthcare

Digital health solutions company Sword Health has raised $4.6 million in a round of funding from Green Innovations and Vesalius Biocapital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence internationally.

hr

PeopleAdmin, a provider of talent management solutions for education and government, has been acquired by K-12 technology company PowerSchool. The acquisition will provide PowerSchool with an expanded customer base. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

infrastructure

Security-first infrastructure solution Kolide has raised $8 million in a round of funding from Matrix Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence within North America.

security

Security information and event management platform Empow has raised $10 million in a round of funding from Ascent Venture Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding headcount.

software development tools

Code reviewing platform PullRequest has raised $8 million in a round of funding from Gradient Ventures, YCombinator, Fika Ventures, Lynett Capital, and Defy Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for hiring talent.

information

financial information

Securities valuation services provider DeriveXperts has been acquired by IHS Markit (NYSE:INFO). The acquisition will be complementary to IHS’s existing derivatives and valuations businesses. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

business services

it consulting

IT consulting services provider Pointe Smart has been acquired by cloud and application development services company New Light Technology Group. The acquisition will provide New Light with an expanded presence geographically. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

training

Blueprint Test Preparation, a provider of LSAT test preparation services, has been acquired by New Harbour Capital. The acquisition will provide Blueprint with the resources for expanding operations. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

training

Digital re-training services firm General Assembly has been acquired by Adecco Group for $413 million. The acquisition will provide Adecco with an expanded geographic presence internationally. General Assembly has reported LTM revenues for the period ended December 31 2017 of $100 million, representing an LTM revenue multiple of 4.1x.

training

UK-based training services provider learndirect has been acquired by workforce solutions company PSI Services. The acquisition will provide PSI Services with an expanded presence within Europe. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Daily Deal Activity 04/13/18

Digital Media/Commerce

digital marketplace

Japan-based online crowd funding platform Faavo has been acquired by competitor Campfire. The acquisition will provide Campfire with an expanded projects and donator network. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

ecommerce, mobile content/apps

India-based produce delivery application iOrderFresh has been acquired by supermarket chain Honey Money Top. The acquisition will provide Honey Money Top with an expanded mobile offering. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

gaming, healthcare

Level Ex, a developer of video games for physicians, has received a strategic investment from OSF Venture. The company will use the new round of funding for product development efforts. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

mobile content/apps

Local organizations and event organizer EventBank Corporation has been acquired by calendar and organizer application Jorte. The acquisition will provide Jorte with an expanded international presence. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

niche content

Sweden-based sports media company Everysport Media Group has  acquired sports digital media platform InnebandyMagazinet. The acquisition will provide Everysport with an expanded content offering. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

digital advertising

affiliate/cpa network

Performance marketing company Catena Media has acquired Germany-based affiliate marketing company BrokerDeal. The acquisition will provide Catena Media with an expanded international presence. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

vertical search

India-based home rental platform Nivaasa has been acquired by home rental marketplace ZiffyHomes. The acquisition will provide ZiffyHomes with an expanded rental network within India. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Marketing Technology

crm, financial

Salsa Labs, a developer of fundraising and marketing software for nonprofits, has been acquired by Accel-KKR. The acquisition will provide Salsa Labs with the resources for expanding operations. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

email/messaging software

Spidr Tech, a developer of automated messaging systems for police departments, has raised $2.5 million in a round of funding from Sidewalk Labs, Birchmere Ventures, Stage Ventures, Heartland Ventures, and Kairos Association.

market research

Customer feedback surveys company Delighted has been acquired by data collection and analytics company Qualtrics. The acquisition will provide Qualtrics with an expanded customer ratings solution offering. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

marketing data, data management

Marketing automation and data platform company ShiftForward has been acquired by customer data platform Velocidi. The acquisition will be complementary to Velocidi’s General Data Protection Regulation solution offering. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

sem/seo tools

Cherry has acquired a majority stake in search engine optimization solutions company TodaysWeb. The acquisition will see TodaysWeb integrated into Cherry’s affiliate portfolio Game Lounge. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

social technology

Audience and product engagement and insights company dscout has raised $7.5 million in a round of funding from Beringea and Synetro Group. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding headcount.

agency & Marketing services

digital agency

Rainforest Digital, a digital market agency specializing in Amazon advertising solutions, has been acquired by B-to-B- agency Jan Kelley Advertising. The acquisition will be complementary to Jan Kelley’s AWS-focused services offering. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

digital agency

Digital creative and consumer insights agency WongDoody has been acquired by Infosys (NYSE:INFY) for $75 million. The acquisition will provide Infosys Digital Studios with an expanded international presence. Financial information was not disclosed.

traditional media

entertainment media

Independent music production company Big Bang & Fuzz has been acquired by Germany-based BMG Rights Management. The acquisition will provide BMG with an expanded international presence. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Software

application management

Application monitoring solutions company Sensu has raised $10 million in a round of funding from Battery Ventures and Foundry Group. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its marketing and sales divisions. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

big data

Artificial intelligence solutions company DimensionalMechanics has raised $1.3 million in a round of funding from undisclosed investors. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its engineering division.

enterprise mobility          

Enterprise mobility management company PaRaBaL has been acquired by Germany-based mobility consulting services provider ISEC7. The acquisition will provide ISEC7 with an expanded international presence. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

engineering, collaboration

France-based product lifecycle management software Audros Technology will be acquired by CAD software and simulation solutions company Visiativ. The acquisition will provide Visiativ with an expanded customer base. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

financial

Honest Buildings, a developer of project management solutions for real estate owners, has raised $3.5 million in a round of funding from QuadReal and Altus Group. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence within North America.

financial

SMB payment and processing solutions company iPayment has been acquired by UK-based Paysafe Group. The acquisition will provide Paysafe with an expanded offering for small businesses. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

financial

Spotify (NYSE:SPOT) has acquired Loudr, a developer of tracking and payment solutions for music publishers. The acquisition will be complementary to Spotify’s music publishing efficiency and transparency capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

financial

Personal tax solutions company Nalogia has been acquired by online legal services company The European Legal Services. The acquisition will provide ELS with an expanded international presence. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

healthcare

Digital health technology company Somnoware has raised $3.5 million in a round of funding from undisclosed investors. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence within the US.

infrastructure

security

Cybersecurity and compliance solutions company Onapsis has raised $31 million in a round of funding of funding from LLR Partners, .406 Ventures, Evolution Equity Partners, and Arsenal Venture Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for product development.

information

financial information

FTJ FundChoice, a provider of turn-key investment and back office solutions to advisors, will be acquired by NorthStar Financial Services Group. The acquisition will provide FTJ FundChoice with an expanded customer base. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

hr information

Digital credentials firm Credly has acquired Pearson’s badging business Acclaim. The acquisition will see Pearson take a minority stake in Credly as the company looks to expand its digital credentialing and talent recognition solutions offering. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

business services

healthcare consulting

Health economics research company Analytica Laser has been acquired by Certara. The acquisition will be complementary to Certara’s existing effectiveness prediction services offering. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

healthcare consulting

The Blackstone Group will acquire Center For Autism And Related Disorders. The acquisition will provide CFARD with the resources for expanding its presence geographically. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

it consulting

France-based cybersecurity and cloud migration services company Exclusive Group has been acquired by Permira. The acquisition will provide Exclusive Group with the resources for expanding its presence geographically. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

it consulting

Data systems integration and software company Finivation has been acquired by AdvantEdge Analytics. The acquisition will provide AdvantEdge with an expanded presence geographically. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

training

Reliance Industries will acquire a majority stake in India-based online test preparation solutions company Embibe. The acquisition will provide Reliance with an expanded presence within Southeast Asia. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Daily Deal Activity 04/12/18

Digital Media/Commerce

ecommerce

Sweden-based children’s clothing eCommerce company Barnskospecialisten has been acquired by Footway Group. The acquisition will provide Footway with an expanded presence within Europe. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

ecommerce

Germany-based car subscription company Cluno has raised $8.6 million in a round of funding from Acton Capital Partners and Atlantic Labs. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence within Europe.

ecommerce

China-based B-to-B eCommerce platform Dangdang has been acquired by Tianhi Investment. The acquisition will provide Dangdang with the resources for expanding its presence domestically. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

ecommerce

Dating website and app East Meet East has raised $4 million in a round of funding from 500 Startups, Mobile Internet capital, and Digital Garage. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence within Asia.

ecommerce

Locally-driven food platform Local Crate has raised $1.4 million in a round of funding from Matchstick Ventures and Router Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence within the US.

niche content

Online journalism company AlterNet Media and politics and civil liberties news site The New Civil Rights Movement has been acquired by RawStory.com. The acquisitions will provide RawStory.com with an expanded reader base. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

niche content

Daily news application Compass News has raised $1 million in a round of funding from Bloomberg, Matter VC, and Hambro Perks VC. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence within the US.

digital advertising

vertical search

Healthcare jobs marketplace Nomad Health has raised $12 million in a round of funding from Polaris Partners, First Round Capital, RRE Ventures, and .406 Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for research and development efforts.

Marketing Technology

analytics & targeting

Luxury hotel data analytics company Curacity has raised $4 million in a round of funding from Revel Partners and private investors. The company will use the new round of funding for continued product development initiatives.

crm, loyalty/retention

Punchh, provider of a loyalty marketing platform and application for retail brick & mortar stores, has raised $20 million in a round of funding from Sapphire Ventures and Cervin Ventures. The company will use the round of funding for expanding its presence into new industries.

crm

Zaius, developer of a customer relationship management platform for B-to-C marketers, has raised $30 million in a round of funding from Insight Venture Partners, Matrix Partners, and Underscore VC. The company will use the new round of funding for product development initiatives.

email/messaging software

Messaging-based guest service and ancillary revenue platform Stay Delightful has been acquired by hospitality technology and services company Nor1. The acquisition will be complementary to Nor1’s existing real-time guest interaction capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

mrm/workflow management

Agreement Express, provider of a digital onboarding platform for financial services, has received a growth equity investment from Frontier Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its sales and marketing divisions.

agency & Marketing services

general agency, traditional outdoor

India-based digital out-of-home advertising agency Ecosys OOH Advertising has been acquired by Publicis Group. The transaction is Publicis’ first acquisition of an India-based company since 2014. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

traditional media

broadcast television

Finland-based broadcasting network Digita has been acquired by Digital Colony from First State Investments. The acquisition will provide Digital Colony with an expanded presence within Europe. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

newspaper publishing

Daily newspaper publisher Black Press has acquired GateHouse Media Alaska from New Media Investment Group. The acquisition will provide Black Press with an expanded presence within Canada. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

newspaper publishing

Print news publication The Akron Beacon Journal has been acquired by New Media Investment Group. The acquisition will be complementary to New Media’s existing local print portfolio. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Software

collaboration

Workplace automation solutions company Zoom.ai has raised $3.1 million in a round of funding from Evolution Equity Partners, Betaworks, and Good News Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its sales division.

data management

HCL Technologies and Sumeru Equity Partners have acquired data management and cloud integration solutions company Actian Corporation. The acquisition will provide Actian with the resources for expanding operations. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

data management

SaaS-based backup and recovery solutions company OwnBackup has raised $15.5 million in a round of funding from Vertex Ventures and Insight Venture Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding headcount.

engineering

Germany-based Soley, developer of data analysis and complexity management solutions for industrial companies, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from High-Tech Grunderfonds, BayBG, and Vito Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for product development efforts.

erp

Procurement and sourcing software company Xeeva has raised $40 million in a round of funding from PeakEquity Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding marketing and sales initiatives.

financial

SaaS-based real estate appraisal tools developer a la mode technologies has been acquired by CoreLogic (NYSE:CLGX). The acquisition will be complementary to CoreLogic’s valuation workflow solutions offering. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

financial

Advent International has acquired Clearent, a provider of payment processing services to financial institutions and merchants. The acquisition will provide Clearent with the resources for expanding operations. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

financial, mobile content/apps

Currency exchange application Revolut has raised $150 million at a reported valuation of $1.4 billion in a round of funding from DST Global. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence within the US.

healthcare

C-SATS, a developer of technology for facilitating performance reviews for surgeons, has been acquired by Johnson & Johnson. The acquisition will see C-SATS integrated into Johnson & Johnson Institute. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

healthcare

Digital health company Livongo Health has raised $105 million in a round of funding from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, General Catalyst, Kinnevik, and DFJ. The company will use the round of funding for platform development efforts.

hr

Background check technology platform Checkr has raised $100 million in a round of funding from Accel Partners, T. Rowe Price Associates, and Y Combinator. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding headcount.

hr

Background checking solutions firm Truework has raised $2.9 million in a round of funding from Khosla Ventures, Founder Collective, and Menlo Ventures. The company will use the new round for expanding operations.

infrastructure

Internet of things technology solutions provider Sensoro has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Baidu Ventures, Northern Light Venture Capital, and Robert Bosch Venture Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence internationally.

security

Israel-based cybersecurity solutions company empow has raised $10 million in a round of funding from Ascent Venture Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its sales and marketing divisions.

security

SourceClear, a developer of security tools for software developers, has been acquired by CA (Nasdaq:CA). The acquisition will see SourceCode integrated into Veracode. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

security

Website security solutions company WebLock has been acquired by ABRY Partners. The acquisition will provide WebLock with the resources for continued product development efforts. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

information

healthcare information

Pharmacists knowledge portal Corazon Platform has been acquired by VANC Pharmaceuticals. The acquisition will be complementary to VANC’s existing practice change and professional service programs offering. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

business services

it consulting

Internet of Thing services firm Axonize has raised $6 million in a round of funding from Deutsche Telekom, Meron Capital, StageOne Ventures, and Cornerstone Venture Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its sales division.

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Kronos Technologies, a developer of web and mobile applications for the investment and insurance sectors, has been acquired by Equisoft. The acquisition will provide Equisoft with an expanded customer base. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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DevOps and cloud transformation consultancy Contino will acquire Australia-based cloud consulting services provider Nebulr. The acquisition will provide Contino with an expanded international presence. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Software testing and quality assurance services company Software-Pro has been acquired by WirTek. The acquisition will provide WirTek with an expanded international presence. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

it consulting

Convergent Communications has acquired the Airport IT Services division of Wipro. The acquisition will provide Convergent with an expanded presence within Southeast Asia. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.