Sezmi acquired by KIT digital for $27M

Sezmi, the cloud-based hybrid TV play that in September shuttered its struggling consumer service to focus instead on developing a product and technology platform targeted at service providers, has been acquired by KIT digital (Nasdaq: KITD). KIT digital paid about $27 million in stock and cash, plus earn-outs for the company, which was founded in 2006 and has raised more than $75 million.

The company had picked up a couple of big customers in Latin America and the APAC region, and was seen as one of the few direct competitors providing integrated, multi-device platforms for OTT premium content offerings.

KIT digital, which last year acquired a slew of companies to its roster of acquisitions, expects the Sezmi deal to generate aggregate earn-out payments of between $20 million and $25 million over a period of three years.

For more:
- see this FierceIPTV article
- see this release

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