RhythmOne To Acquire YuMe For $185 Million To Ramp Up Cross-Screen Video

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Another video DSP is off the market. After Sky News reported in August that London-based ad tech company RhythmOne had expressed interest in acquiring video ad platform YuMe, the company pulled the trigger on Tuesday. The deal – a combination of both cash and stock – is worth $185 million. Upon the sale’s expected closureContinue reading »

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A Brief History Of Video Ad Tech M&A – And The Future Of Pure Plays

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There’s been no shortage of ad tech M&A lately, and video’s been one of the biggest drivers of deal activity. “Thirty-six months ago, YouTube MCNs [multichannel networks] were the video solution of choice to reach audiences with compelling content,” said Elgin Thompson, managing director for investment bank Digital Capital Advisors. “Now, solutions intended to monetizeContinue reading »

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Tremor Video Sells Its Demand-Side Business To Taptica For $50M

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Tremor Video, one of the earliest video ad nets, has sold its demand-side business to the Israeli mobile ad platform Taptica for $50 million, the company revealed Monday. Tremor’s buy-side assets will be housed under an independent business division within Taptica called Tremor Video DSP. All of Tremor’s buy-side employees, led by longtime Tremor execContinue reading »

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