Acquisition

Teradata Acquires Hadapt ​

On July 17th, Teradata acquired assets of Hadapt, including experienced big data technologists and intellectual property...

From Hadapt, Teradata has gained an experienced engineering team with deep big data knowledge that will be leveraged to enhance and move forward the Teradata Unified Data Architecture.  READ MORE

Care.com Acquires Citrus Lane

Care.com (NYSE: CRCM), the world’s largest online destination for finding and managing family care has acquired Citrus Lane, the leading social commerce platform designed for moms. The acquisition has been completed for consideration of $22.9 million cash and $8.1 million in equity at close. The agreement also provides for up to an additional $17.6 million in earn out payments of cash and equity over the next two years subject to Citrus Lane’s achievement of certain milestones in 2015 and 2016.

Based in Mountain View, CA, Citrus Lane is the leading subscription-based social commerce service selling curated products to families on a monthly basis. The company sources and reviews every product it recommends, while also encouraging parents to share information on their favorite product discoveries... READ MORE

DraftKings Acquires DraftStreet

DraftKings, Inc., a leading provider of online and mobile daily fantasy sports, today announced it has acquired New York-based fantasy sports site DraftStreet. The deal combines the two largest US-based daily fantasy sports providers, immediately expanding DraftKings’ customer base by more than 50 percent, while providing the industry’s broadest range of daily fantasy sports offerings.  Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Nearly 37 million people in the United States and Canada—nearly 1 in 8 adults and 1 in 5 males—play fantasy sports. Daily fantasy sports are a burgeoning component of this multi-billion dollar market. READ MORE

Canary Joins GoDaddy

It is with great pleasure that we announce that the Canary calendar team has joined GoDaddy! Before we move on, we'd like to address what this change means for our existing Canary users.

To current users of Canary, thanks for your support and amazing feedback! Thanks to our latest update, Canary will continue to work as a standalone app on your iPhone, and you should have no problems with it unless there is a major change to one of the underlying services. We will make sure that Canary remains available on the App Store until we're confident all of our existing users have had a chance to upgrade. READ MORE

EMC Acquires TwinStrata

It is with great pleasure that I share with you that EMC has acquired TwinStrata.  Since the initial development of CloudArray, the TwinStrata team has been committed to helping our customers maximize their resources by changing the economics, scale and agility of their storage environments. Over the years, I’ve been honored to hear that for hundreds of organizations, our cloud-integrated storage approach has done just that...READ MORE

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Gartner Acquires Senexx

Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT), the leading provider of research and analysis on the global information technology industry, today announced that it has acquired Senexx, a cloud-based questions and answers platform that identifies and manages expertise within organizations. 


Gartner will leverage Senexx’s proven expertise to significantly enhance its web search capability and augment its content recommendation engine and proprietary social platforms. This will further strengthen the overall value Gartner provides to its clients worldwide and is consistent with the Company’s strategy to continuously improve the quality of its products and the service it delivers.  READ MORE

TalkTo Acquired by Path

Path and TalkTo share a vision for the future of messaging as a hub for communicating with all the people, places and things in your life.

We’re joining forces to create the first unified messaging app! READ MORE


RapidMiner has Acquired Radoop

As reported by TechCrunch, RapidMiner has acquired Radoop.  ​RapidMiner is a big data, analytics platform company based in Cambridge, MA... READ MORE

CloudLock Acquires Innovode Ltd

CloudLock, the leading cloud information security provider, today announced it has acquired the intellectual property of Innovode Ltd and hired the key team members of the Bristol, UK company behind Innovode Armor, an integrated encryption solution for Google Drive.

 

Similar to CloudLock, Innovode has focused on solving critical security challenges for organizations, deploying public cloud applications. The Innovode team, led by co-founders Howard Snart and Peter Spellward, has years of experience in the field of data loss prevention (DLP) and compliance. Howard and Peter pioneered market-leading products for Orchestria and CA prior to founding Innovode. CloudLock will absorb Innovode’s technology into its current offerings to further accelerate CloudLock’s product innovation and inject additional core expertise that will benefit CloudLock’s customers.

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Pegasystems Acquires Firefly

Pegasystems Inc., the software company powering the digital enterprise with Better Business Software®, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Profeatable Corporation, the provider of Firefly co-browsing technology, based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  The transaction is expected to close early in the third quarter.  Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Pegasystems will unify Firefly’s cloud-based collaboration technology into its Build for Change® platform and customer service and sales applications.  This will enable organizations to enhance customer experience and increase employee productivity through collaboration. Firefly will also continue to be offered as a stand-alone solution.  Firefly’s technology enables users to securely share content by simultaneously browsing web pages.  It empowers agents to proactively engage customers when and where they need it most, improving customer satisfaction, and driving adoption of self-service tools to increase revenue. It also increases productivity, enabling employees to more easily collaborate on work, regardless of location. READ MORE

Acquia Acquiring TruCentric

Acquia, the digital business company, today strengthens its offerings for big data marketing and commerce, signing a definitive agreement to acquire Toronto-based TruCentric and its SaaS solution for real-time customer profiling and user engagement. TruCentric uses situational and historical data to drive deeper understanding of site visitors and provides insight in a way that marketers can make use of it. 

"Today, everyone expects a personalized, relevant, and engaging experience, but the vast majority of visitors are typically anonymous, and therefore difficult to engage. Being a digital-first business requires a commitment to harnessing data from all prospects to make better decisions faster," said Dries Buytaert, CTO and co-founder, Acquia. "Acquia is acquiring TruCentric to help organizations get a handle on their critical customer data, quickly analyze it, and capitalize on it by delivering more engaging experiences from the very first visit to a site." READ MORE


SAP to Acquire SeeWhy


SAP AG
 (NYSE: SAP) today announced plans to acquire SeeWhy, the market-leading provider of cloud-based behavioral target marketing solutions to help businesses increase customer engagement and drive revenues. The addition of SeeWhy complements the commerce platform of hybris, an SAP company, with 1-to-1 personalized marketing based on real-time customer behavior that converts customer interactions into sales. The addition of SeeWhy will enhance the real-time customer engagement and commerce platform from hybris and across multiple SAP products by optimizing the customer experience and increases sales across an ever-growing number of delivery channels and touch points.


The growth of online and omni-channel commerce requires businesses across industries to transition to automated personalized marketing and experiences. Businesses are focusing on solutions that convert more traffic into purchases, and nurture customers across channels and devices, while marketers are shifting from one-size-fits-all marketing.  READ MORE


Jack Morton Acquires Genuine Interactive

Jack Morton Worldwide, one of the world’s largest and most respected brand experience agencies, celebrating 75 years in business, is acquiring Genuine Interactive, a leading digital, mobile and social firm in Boston, thereby giving it unmatched capabilities to seamlessly connect clients with consumers.

“We’re building the agency for now and fulfilling our clients’ need for experiences that reach people at every touchpoint,” Josh McCall, Jack Morton’s Chairman & CEO, commented. “Adding digital, social and mobile to live brand experiences isn’t an option anymore; it’s required and expected.  Although we’ve been on this path for quite a while, we need to continue to evolve and grow digital, social and mobile on a larger scale.  Genuine Interactive is the perfect partner to help us expand this vision of a digitally enabled brand experience agency, and allows us to create a powerhouse of two incredibly talented and creative teams.”  READ MORE

TripAdvisor Signs Exclusive Offer To Acquire lafourchette

TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) today announced it has made an exclusive offer to acquire lafourchette, an online restaurant booking platform with a network of more than 12,000 restaurant partners across Europe.

lafourchette is the leading online and mobile reservation platform for restaurants in France, Spain and Switzerland. The company also offers management software solutions helping restaurants to maximize online business by providing an effective and flexible booking, discount and data tool. Based in Paris, lafourchette operates the 'eltenedor' brand in Spanish and 'thefork' brand in English.  READ MORE

Extreme Reach Acquires BrandAds

Extreme Reach, Inc., the leading video platform for integrated TV, digital and mobile video advertising, announced today that it has completed its acquisition of BrandAds, a video ad intelligence company based in Emeryville, Calif. This acquisition provides Extreme Reach advertising clients with an advanced, real-time video ad measurement solution with fraud detection, audience measurement, brand safety, effectiveness research and social monitoring all in one platform... READ MORE

LogMeIn Acquires Ionia Corporation

LogMeIn, Inc. (Nasdaq:LOGM) announced it has acquired Ionia Corporation, a system integrator specializing in connected solutions. The move is part of a larger strategy to accelerate LogMeIn's IoT opportunity by helping early customers of its Xively Cloud Services platform quickly go to market with their connected offerings.

Prior to the acquisition, Ionia IoT consultants delivered more than 300 cloud business solutions. A Salesforce.com silver partner and Heroku platinum partner, Ionia was ranked number one by Salesforce.com customers in the manufacturing and health/life sciences markets, and won the 2013 Salesforce Partner Innovation Award for Mobile. LogMeIn's Xively IoT Platform-as-a-Service, which was introduced in 2013, has earned top awards by GSMA Mobile World Congress, ARM and CTIA for helping companies optimize internal operations and build connected products for sale.

Stackdriver Acquired by Google

We are very excited to announce that Stackdriver is joining Google! We are grateful for the incredible team, amazing customers, and dedicated investors, and we thank you all for your support.

We started Stackdriver in 2012 to make operations easier by giving people better visibility into their cloud-powered applications. We believed then, as we do now, that data visualization and analytics are powerful tools to make monitoring more useful.  READ MORE

ANSYS acquires SpaceClaim
Since the inception of SpaceClaim, our focus has been on providing engineers with powerful tools that make their jobs easier. We developed the first truly intuitive 3D modeling solution that puts the power of geometry creation and manipulation into the hands of any engineer who needs it. Since then, we’ve continued to expand our capabilities into new areas such as sheet metal and 3D printing. Every step of the way, we have committed ourselves to listening to our customers and delivering innovative, high quality products. 

 

Earlier today, it was announced that SpaceClaim Corporation has been acquired by ANSYS.  ANSYS is the world’s leading provider of engineering simulation software and has been helping engineers and manufacturers predict the behavior and performance of their innovations for over 40 years... READ MORE

TripAdvisor Acquires Vacation Home Rentals

TripAdvisor, Inc. TRIP +0.77% , today announced it has acquired Vacation Home Rentals, a Massachusetts-based vacation rentals website. Vacation Home Rentals features more than 14,000 properties around the world.

"We're thrilled to welcome Vacation Home Rentals to the TripAdvisor family," commented Dermot Halpin, president, TripAdvisor Vacation Rentals. "The team delivers a great experience for both homeowners and travelers and the inventory is a valuable addition to our fast-growing business." READ MORE

DataXu Acquires JasperLabs

Today, JasperLabs, the dynamic creative optimization (DCO) company I founded three years ago, was acquired by DataXu. Before I had even met the DataXu team, I used to reference a nice DataXu study in which it’s shown that creative is one of the most significant drivers of campaign performance. So as you can imagine, I’m extremely excited to have JasperLabs technology become part of the DataXu programmatic marketing stack...Read More

Intralinks Acquires docTrackr

Intralinks® Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: IL), a global SaaS provider of inter-enterprise content management and collaboration solutions, today announced the acquisition of docTrackr, a leading provider of document security solutions. docTrackr’s innovative security and digital rights management (DRM) technology will be integrated into the Intralinks platform. In addition, Intralinks announced a new service that gives organizations exclusive control over their data encryption keys, further strengthening security and data privacy by ensuring that only the key holders can access files in a readable format... READ MORE

Matchbox Acquired by TargetX

TargetX announced today the acquisition of Matchbox, the leading provider of mobile application review in higher education. The Matchbox app provides the ability for college admissions professionals to read, review and make decisions on applications directly from their iPad.

"Admissions offices need more effective tools to review the ever increasing number of applications they receive during the recruitment season," said CEO of TargetX, Sasha Peterson. "Matchbox is an excellent solution for today's modern office and the perfect complement to our online application product." READ MORE

 

Vistaprint acquires Pixartprinting

Vistaprint N.V. (Nasdaq: VPRT), a leading online provider of professional marketing products and services to micro businesses and the home, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Pixartprinting Srl for a base purchase price of approximately €127 million, resulting in Vistaprint ownership of 97 percent of Pixartprinting, and 3 percent retained ownership by Pixartprinting’s founder. As part of the transaction, Vistaprint will assume 100 percent of the majority stake in Pixartprinting that is currently held by private equity firm Alcedo SGR. The agreement also includes a sliding-scale earn-out of up to €10 million for Pixartprinting, subject to the achievement of revenue and EBITDA performance targets for calendar year 2014. Vistaprint expects Pixartprinting will have a net debt position of €18 million at the close of the transaction. READ MORE

Morningstar acquires ByAllAccounts

Morningstar, Inc. (NASDAQ: MORN), a leading provider of independent investment research, today acquired ByAllAccounts, Inc., a provider of innovative data aggregation technology for financial applications.
 
ByAllAccounts uses a knowledge-based process, including patented artificial intelligence technology, to collect, consolidate, and enrich financial account data and deliver it to virtually any platform. The company has built a network of more than 2,100 clients, 4,300 custodians, and 40 platform and service providers. Clients include independent financial advisors, asset managers, wealth managers/family offices, trust companies, and broker-dealers. Currently, more than $730 billion in assets move daily through the ByAllAccounts aggregation engine. READ MORE

Bottomline Technologies to Acquire Andera

Bottomline Technologies (NASDAQ: EPAY), a leading provider of cloud-based payment, invoice and digital banking solutions, today announced it will acquire Andera, a provider of innovative customer acquisition solutions. Andera has helped its over 500 bank and credit union customers process more than 4.5 million new account applications online. Andera’s oFlows platform was named “Best of Show” at Finovate four times and Bank Technology News recently named Andera one of the “Top10TechCompanies toWatch.

As the digital channel emerges as customerspreferred way to do business with banks, financial institutions are investing in web-based technologies to sell, service and engage with their customers. Andera’s market-leading customer acquisition solutions enable financial institutions to accelerate revenue growth through their intuitive online account opening and customer engagement capabilities.  READ MORE

Merchant Warehouse Acquires Opticard

 

Merchant Warehouse®, a leading provider of payment technologies, today announced the acquisition of Opticard, a nationally recognized provider of gift and loyalty programs for organizations worldwide. Through this acquisition, Merchant Warehouse will offer deeper mobile and digital engagement opportunities for small and mid-sized businesses through an expanded suite of gift, loyalty and prepaid programs. This move further solidifies the company's position as one of the leading providers of integrated payment solutions.

 

For nearly 20 years, Opticard has offered best-in-class solution processing for merchants, ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies, completing more than 20 million transactions annually. Its prepaid offerings, including both gift card and loyalty programs, are designed to meet the unique needs of every retailer, enabling them to build lasting relationships with their customers, while simultaneously encouraging them to return and spend more. Through this acquisition, Merchant Warehouse will continue to invest in the Opticard platform to advance the suite of service offerings to both new and existing resellers and retail customers.

Dyn Acquires Managed DNS Provider Nettica

 

Dyn, the worldwide leader in Internet performance solutions, announced today they have acquired Nettica, a US-based managed DNS provider.

 

Nettica’s more than 9,000 clients, including Evernote, the web’s largest list management solution, will now have access to Dyn’s advanced features and 18 global data centers. Dyn is the number one provider of managed DNS services among Top 1000 visited websites, according to Datanyze and Alexa.  READ MORE

 

HOSTING Aquires Ntirety

Uncork the champagne and break out the party hats – HOSTING, the Denver-based managed cloud hosting provider, has announced its agreement to acquire Ntirety! Both parties anticipate that the acquisition will close before the end of March.

Adding to the great news is that both organizations are so well aligned that we will both be retaining our current brand identities and staffing levels. As you well know, Ntirety has built our brand, culture and service model to exceed customer expectations at all points of contact. HOSTING has done the same – and has the retention and satisfaction metrics to back it up. Our companies take this mission so seriously that we base employee compensation on the outcomes.  READ MORE

 

Unsully acquired by Handybook

As per their blog post, Unsully has been acquired by Handybook.  Unsully is a startup founded by Joe Nigro and was focused on providing premium car washes to homes.  Joe will be joining as Handybook's General Manager for their Boston operations.  READ MORE

Zmags acquired by The Gores Group

The Gores Group, a leading Los Angeles-based investment firm, today announced that it has acquired Zmags Corp. through its Small Capitalization Partners investment fund.

Brian T. Rigney, newly appointed CEO of Zmags, said, “The Gores Group’s investment in Zmags will enable us to continue providing the most innovative solutions to our customers and further accelerate our vision for the future of digital publishing and eCommerce.”  READ MORE