M&A Deal Summary

Nuance Communications Acquires Vlingo

On December 20, 2011, Nuance Communications acquired software company Vlingo

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Nuance Communications’ 8th transaction in the Software sector.
  • This is Nuance Communications’ 12th transaction in the United States.
  • This is Nuance Communications’ 2nd transaction in Massachusetts.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2011-12-20
Target Vlingo
Sector Software
Buyer(s) Nuance Communications
Deal Type Add-on Acquisition

Target

Vlingo

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
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Vlingo is a Virtual Assistant that turns your words into action by combining voice to text technology, natural language processing, and Vlingo’s Intent Engine to understand the user’s intent and take the appropriate action.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Nuance Communications

Burlington, Massachusetts, United States

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Category Company
Founded 1992
Sector Software
Employees7,100
Revenue 1.5B USD (2020)
DESCRIPTION
Nuance's corporate headquarters in Burlington, Massachusetts.
Nuance's corporate headquarters in Burlington, Massachusetts.

Nuance Communications is a provider of speech and imaging solutions for businesses and consumers around the world. Nuance technologies, applications and services enable users calling directory assistance, getting account information, dictating patient records, telling a navigation system their destination, or digitally reproducing documents that can be shared and searched. Nuance Communications was formed in 1992 and is based in Burlington, Massachusetts.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 14 of 26
Sector (Software) 8 of 11
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 13 of 25
State (Massachusetts) 2 of 2
Country (United States) 12 of 22
Year (2011) 6 of 6
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2011-10-06 Swype

Seattle, Washington, United States

Swype, Inc. is a provider of keyboard solution that enables users to input words on screens on various mobile devices.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2012-03-07 Transcend Services

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Transcend Services, Inc. provider of clinical documentation solutions for healthcare organizations.

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