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announced 1/20/2011 via PR Newswire

Amazon.com, Inc., will acquire LOVEFiLM International Limited

synopsis: Amazon.com, Inc. has reached an agreement to acquire the remaining shares in LOVEFiLM International Limited. LOVEFiLM is a leading European subscription entertainment service which combines the benefits of online DVD and games rental-by-post as well as streaming films and TV shows instantly over the internet.
buyer: Amazon.com, Inc.(AMZN:$74,452.00)
Amazon.com, Inc., a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, seeks to be Earth's most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices.
target: LOVEFiLM International Limited
LOVEFiLM International Limited has become a leading European film subscription service, combining the benefits of DVD rental by post and, more recently, watching movies online via the LOVEFiLM Player (on the PC, the PlayStation(R)3 and streamed direct to TV).
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closed 8/8/2007 via PR Newswire

Blockbuster, Inc., acquired Movielink, LLC

synopsis: In a move to further provide customers with even more convenient access to home entertainment, Blockbuster Inc. has acquired Movielink, one of the nation's leading movie download services. The acquisition gives Blockbuster access to one of the largest libraries of downloadable movies and a large array of television content.
buyer parent:Viacom Inc.
buyer: Blockbuster, Inc.(BBI:$0.00)
Blockbuster Inc. is a leading global provider of in-home movie and game entertainment, with more than 8,000 stores throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia.
target: Movielink, LLC
Movielink is a leading movie download service, offering U.S. customers an extensive selection of new and classic hit movies, foreign films and other hard-to-find content. Movielink draws its content offerings from the vast libraries of most major film studios on a non-exclusive basis.
price ($mm)
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$4
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0.0x
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closed 10/31/2005 via PR Newswire

Submarino S.A., acquired Ingresso.com

synopsis: Submarino S.A. announces the acquisition of 100% of the stock capital of Ingresso.com.br ("Ingresso.com"), a leading online retailer of movie, theater and entertainment tickets. The price paid for the acquisition, adjusted by Ingresso.com's cash position, was R$ 8.3 million, equivalent to 7.0 times the 2005 projected EBITDA.
buyer: Submarino S.A.
Submarino is the leading pure-play online retailers in Brazil. The company built a strong brand and a premium customer base by offering a superior breadth and depth of product selection with best-in-class customer service.
target: Ingresso.com
Through its website, http://www.Ingresso.com.br, the company sells tickets for movies, theaters and entertainment events and is currently the only company selling movie tickets through the Internet in Brazil. Ingresso.com's box office software runs 881 theaters nationwide.
price ($mm)
$4.59
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
$0
EV / rev
2.6x
EV / EBITDA
10.7x
closed 6/6/2011 via PR Newswire

Max Media Group, acquired BB2Live.com

synopsis: Max Media Group, Inc., a developer of online integrated digital publishing/distribution platforms for high-end internet consumer segments, has closed the acquisition of the assets of www.BB2Live.com and the company's technology applications including Internet Protocol Television (IPTV), Internet Radio, VOIP, and SMS text messaging.
buyer: Max Media Group(MXMI:$0.00)
Max Media Group, Inc. is a developer of online integrated digital publishing/distribution platforms for high-end internet consumer segments. Max Media's mission is to be the premier operator and developer of low cost high revenue online integrated publishing/interactive social networks.
target: BB2Live.com
BB2Live's technology applications include Internet Radio Protocol, IPTV (Internet Television), VOIP and SMS text messaging. BB2Live has approximately 15 million subscribers and users of its various services.
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cancelled 9/27/2010 via

Cybermesh International Corp., cancelled merger with Media Galaxy

synopsis: Cybermesh International Corp. is pleased to announce that an overwhelming majority of the shareholders approved a merger with Media Galaxy, a Nevada incorporated company. Media Galaxy is an online entertainment company that transforms illegal file sharers into socially engaged e-commerce consumers.
buyer: Cybermesh International Corp.(CYTL:$0.00)
Cybermesh International Corp. was incorporated in the State of Nevada and is a holding company.
target: Media Galaxy
Media Galaxy is an online entertainment company that transforms illegal file sharers into socially engaged e-commerce consumers. Partnered with essential stakeholders, they will offer the first entertainment lifestyle store with active participation from artists and celebrities.
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closed 3/1/2010 via Capital IQ

Geos Communications, Inc., acquired Duo Guo

synopsis: Geos Communications™, Inc, a leading developer and distributor of mobile applications and services, announced that it has acquired Duo Guo, China’s leading mobile content retail provider. Duo Guo is the primary and only legitimate retail channel for the discovery and download of licensed mobile media content in China.
buyer: Geos Communications, Inc.(GCMI:$0.00)
Geos Communications, Inc. is creating solutions for the rapidly growing global, mobile community. Geos provides products and applications for enterprises, small-to-medium businesses (SMBs) and consumers on the go.
target: Duo Guo
Duo Guo owns and operates the leading retail platform for the discovery and download of mobile content and value-added services. Duo Guo is the primary and only legitimate retail channel for the discovery and download of licensed mobile media content in China.
price($mm)[EV]
$0.00 [$2.12]
rev ($mm)
$0
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0.0x
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cancelled 8/11/2009 via Capital IQ

ActionView International, Inc., cancelled merger with M3X Media, Inc.

synopsis: M3X Media, Inc. cancelled the acquisition of Actionview International Inc.
buyer: ActionView International, Inc.
ActionView International's operating subsidiary custom-designs, develops, and manufactures vividly illuminated motion billboards. ActionView places its signs into high traffic locations and markets advertising space on the signs.
target: M3X Media, Inc.
M3X Media Inc. specializes in digital entertainment and multimedia with a core focus on portable multimedia solutions. Through its M3X Media and GruvMe Divisions, the company is at the forefront of cutting edge hardware, software, multimedia portals and media security solutions.
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closed 1/18/2007 via PR Newswire

M2 Media Group, LLC, acquired Blue Dolphin Group

synopsis: M2 Media Group, a leading magazine subscription agency, has completed the purchase of online magazine Website BlueDolphin.com from Zinio Systems, Inc. Financial terms were not disclosed.
buyer: M2 Media Group, LLC
M2 Media Group, LLC is a leading magazine subscription agency specializing in online marketing channels. It provides circulation management services to the magazine publishing industry and affinity marketing programs to Internet-based businesses.
target parent: Apax Partners & Co. Ventures Ltd.
target: Blue Dolphin Group
Blue Dolphin Group is an online magazine retailer focused on providing consumers with unparalleled selection, savings and customer service. The company works directly with publishers to offer a vast array of best selling titles, hard-to-find periodicals, at savings up to 85% off the newsstand price.
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closed 12/7/2012 via PR Newswire

Max Sound Corporation, acquired Liquid Spins, Inc.

synopsis: Max Sound Corporation announced that it has completed the acquisition of all of the assets of Liquid Spins, Inc. in exchange for ten million dollars in an all stock transaction. Liquid Spins is a digital media distribution company that specializes in QR code marketing, apparel merchandising, scratch-off codes and more.
buyer: Max Sound Corporation
Max Sound Corporation's MAXD™ Audio Process makes everything sound better and can convert any audio file to high definition quality while significantly reducing the file size. The company is based in Houston, TX.
target: Liquid Spins, Inc.
Liquid Spins is an established digital media distribution company who has secured contracts with all major record labels in the United States including Sony, Universal, Warner, Emi, Red and Curb.
price($mm)[EV]
$9.26 [$9.45]
rev ($mm)
$0
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EV / rev
946.0x
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closed 6/14/2012 via BNC Analysis

Tesco Stores Limited, acquired WE7

synopsis: Tesco has bought the digital music service We7 for £10.8m as the retail giant moves further into home entertainment. The supermarket company has taken a 91% stake in London-based We7, with the remaining shares to be purchased within weeks. We7 boasts a catalogue of 11m music tracks and is available on iPad, iPhone and Android apps and on the web.
buyer: Tesco Stores Limited(TSCO:$108,613.16)
Tesco is a British multinational grocery and general merchandise retailer headquartered in Cheshunt, United Kingdom. It is the third-largest retailer in the world measured by revenues (after Wal-Mart and Carrefour) and the second-largest measured by profits (after Wal-Mart).
target: WE7
We7 is an ad-supported music streaming service and integrated MP3 store based in the UK. We7 competes with streaming music sites Last.fm, Spotify, lala, and Imeem and with music search sites such as Seeqpod, Songza, Skreemr, Deezer, and HypeMachine.
price ($mm)
$17*
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closed 1/26/2012 via PR Newswire

Rhapsody International, acquired Napster

synopsis: Rhapsody announced its European expansion through the acquisition of Napster International, the first subscription (flat-rate) music service in Europe. Rhapsody will own and operate the Napster service in Germany and the United Kingdom.
buyer: Rhapsody International
The Rhapsody® digital music service gives subscribers unlimited on-demand access to more than 13 million songs, whether they're listening on a PC, laptop, Internet connected home stereo or TV, MP3 player or mobile phone.
target parent: Best Buy
target: Napster
Napster offers the ultimate in interactive music experiences, creating better ways to discover, share, acquire and enjoy music - anytime, anywhere. The company's flagship service, Napster, is the ultimate digital music package, offering unlimited on-demand music streaming.
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announced 12/15/2010 via Company Press Release

KDDI Corporation, will acquire KKBOX

synopsis: KDDI signed a definitive agreement to acquire KKBOX Inc, the digital music subscription service provider in Taiwan, from Skysoft Inc, which currently owns 100% share of the company.
buyer: KDDI Corporation(KDDIF:$0.00)
KDDI CORPORATION is a Japan-based telecommunications company. The Company operates in three business segments.
target: KKBOX
KKBOX Inc. provides online Chinese music services in Taiwan and Hong Kong. The company offers a multi-device digital music subscription service that features a Chinese song database and music tracks from music labels and publishers.
price ($mm)
$60*
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announced 9/15/2008 via BusinessWeek

Best Buy, will acquire Napster

synopsis: Best Buy Co., Inc. and Napster Inc. announced that the two companies have entered into a definitive merger agreement for Best Buy to commence a tender offer for all outstanding Napster shares at an aggregate purchase price of approximately $121 million.
buyer: Best Buy(BBY:$49,621.00)
With operations in the United States, Canada, Europe and China, Best Buy is a multinational retailer of technology and entertainment products and services with a commitment to growth and innovation.
target: Napster
Napster, the pioneer of digital music, offers the ultimate in interactive music experiences, creating better ways to discover, share, acquire and enjoy music -- anytime, anywhere. The Company's offerings include "Napster" (www.napster.com), "FreeNapster" (www.freeNapster.com) and "Napster Mobile".
price ($mm)
$121
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$127
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0.9x
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announced 5/8/2007 via BusinessWire

CoMedia Corporation, will acquire Watchfire Music

synopsis: CoMedia Corporation will acquire all of the outstanding equity of Watchfire Music LLC, a privately held Los Angeles based web-centric music producer and distributor featuring Inspirational, Sacred, Spiritual and Christian music – selling single songs and CDs downloaded directly to consumers, affiliated ecommerce stores and retail sales.
buyer: CoMedia Corporation
CoMedia develops intellectual properties for our proprietary media platforms to create products, services and use our distribution channels to reach the tens-of-millions of people in our target markets. We are focused on building Social Networks around Sports Centric males in the 24 to 55 age group.
target: Watchfire Music
Watchfire has an established music catalogue and is licensing Christian Contemporary Music, the oldest and best known sound within Christian music, Gospel in all its forms, as well as Praise and Worship, a well established niche within Christian music.
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closed 3/30/2006 via PR Newswire

Trans World Entertainment, acquired Mix & Burn, LLC

synopsis: Trans World Entertainment Corporation, a leading entertainment specialty retailer and parent of f.y.e. (for your entertainment), announced today that it has acquired a controlling interest in Mix & Burn, LLC the leading provider of digital content services to retailers nationwide.
buyer: Trans World Entertainment(TWMC:$0.00)
Trans World Entertainment is a leading specialty retailer of music, video and video game products. The Company operates over 1,100 retail stores in the United States, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and e-commerce sites.
target: Mix & Burn, LLC
Using Mix & Burn's technology, consumers can mix and burn music CDs and download digital songs on demand, allowing the creation of customized playlists from an extensive catalog of new and old content.
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closed 11/3/2005 via BusinessWire

America Online, Inc., acquired MusicNow LLC

synopsis: Online music fans who love digital music have a new place to 'tune in' to discover, sample and buy music on the web after America Online, Inc., today announced that it has acquired the business of a digital music subscription company called MusicNow LLC.
buyer parent:Time Warner, Inc.
buyer: America Online, Inc.(AOL:$2,240.40)
AOL is a leading global Web services company with an extensive suite of brands and offerings and a substantial worldwide audience. AOL’s business spans online content, products and services that the company offers to consumers, publishers and advertisers.
target: MusicNow LLC
MusicNow operates a digital music service offering access to more than a million songs. Customers can listen to music streaming over the Internet or they can buy tracks and download them to their computer or portable music player. Files that are purchased and downloaded can also be burned to CDs.
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closed 2/19/2008 via PR Newswire

Motorola, Inc., acquired Soundbuzz Pte. Ltd.

synopsis: Motorola, Inc. a global leader in mobile entertainment, has successfully completed its acquisition of Soundbuzz Pte., Ltd., a leading pan-Asian music provider. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer: Motorola, Inc.(MSI:$8,633.00)
Motorola is known around the world for innovation and leadership in wireless and broadband communications. The people of Motorola are committed to helping their customers to get and stay connected simply and seamlessly to the people, information, and entertainment that they want and need.
target: Soundbuzz Pte. Ltd.
Soundbuzz is Asia's largest online and mobile music company, with its 50-plus collective stores attracting the majority of online and wireless purchases. The company operates its own store, as well as providing content and/or technology infrastructure to partners.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$9
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0.0x
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announced 7/19/2011 via BusinessWire

Verde Media Group, will purchase Library of Films from Astrablu Media Inc.

synopsis: Verde Media Group Inc. has signed a letter of intent to acquire a catalog of Films from Astrablu Media Inc. Astrablu Media Inc. is a film and television production company that develops, produces, and distributes films and television programming nationally and internationally.
buyer: Verde Media Group(VMGI:$0.00)
Verde Media Group Inc. is a publicly traded company listed on the OTC Markets trading under the symbol VMGI. The Company operates a managed media financing company with production, distribution, and development functions.
seller: Astrablu Media Inc.
Astrablu Media, Inc. is a Motion Film and Television Development, Production, Distribution and Sales Company, supplying commercial Motion Pictures to meet worldwide entertainment demands.
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closed 9/24/2013 via Bloomberg

Investcorp, acquired Paper Source, Inc.

synopsis: Investcorp, the Bahrain-based alternative-investment firm, has acquired Chicago-based retailer Paper Source. Investcorp bought the stationery and greeting-card company for an undisclosed amount from Los Angeles-based buyout firm Brentwood Associates Inc. Paper Source, which operates 73 stores, designs and produces fine and artisanal papers.
buyer: Investcorp
Investcorp is a leading provider and manager of alternative investment products. Investcorp has three main business areas: corporate investment in the U.S., Europe and the Gulf, real estate investment in the U.S. and global hedge funds.
target parent: Brentwood Associates
target: Paper Source, Inc.
Paper Source is a premier paperie and online retailer offering a unique selection of fine and artisanal papers, invitations and announcements, personalized and distinctive gifts, gift wrap, greeting cards, custom stamps, and a custom collection of envelope and cards.
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closed 9/13/2012 via BNC Analysis

AEG, C3 Presents, LLC, acquired Front Gate Tickets

synopsis: AEG and Outbox Enterprises have formed a joint venture with C3 Presents to purchase Austin, Texas-based Front Gate Tickets whereby they will jointly own the ticketing company and together develop ticketing solutions primarily targeted toward the festival business.
buyer: AEG
buyer: C3 Presents, LLC
AEG is one of the leading sports and entertainment presenters in the world. C3 Presents creates, books, markets, and produces live experiences, concerts, events, and just about anything that makes people stand up and cheer.
target: Front Gate Tickets
Front Gate Tickets, which offers software as a service (SaaS), was founded in 2003 with a mission to become the largest independently owned ticketing company in America.
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*Price paid does not equal Enterprise Value as the buyer aqcuired less than 100% of target
announced 1/20/2011 via PR Newswire

Amazon.com, Inc., will acquire LOVEFiLM International Limited

synopsis: Amazon.com, Inc. has reached an agreement to acquire the remaining shares in LOVEFiLM International Limited. LOVEFiLM is a leading European subscription entertainment service which combines the benefits of online DVD and games rental-by-post as well as streaming films and TV shows instantly over the internet.
buyer: Amazon.com, Inc.(AMZN:$74,452.00)
Amazon.com, Inc., a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, seeks to be Earth's most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices.
target: LOVEFiLM International Limited
LOVEFiLM International Limited has become a leading European film subscription service, combining the benefits of DVD rental by post and, more recently, watching movies online via the LOVEFiLM Player (on the PC, the PlayStation(R)3 and streamed direct to TV).
price ($mm)
$115*
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*Price paid does not equal Enterprise Value as the buyer aqcuired less than 100% of target
announced 4/10/2014 via BusinessWire

Amazon.com, Inc., will acquire Comixology

synopsis: Amazon.com announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire comiXology, the company that revolutionized the digital comics reading experience with their immersive Guided View technology and makes discovering, buying, and reading comic books and graphic novels easier and more fun than ever before.
buyer: Amazon.com, Inc.(AMZN:$74,452.00)
Amazon.com, Inc. is a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle. Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be Earth’s most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices.
target: Comixology
ComiXology changed the comic book and graphic novel industry by delivering a cloud-based digital comics platform that makes discovering, buying, and reading comics fun and easy. ComiXology’s Guided View™ reading technology transforms the comic book medium into an immersive and cinematic experience.
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closed 2/5/2014 via BNC Analysis

Amazon.com, Inc., acquired Double Helix Games

synopsis: Amazon has acquired a gaming studio called Double Helix Games, an independent game studio with a history that stretches back almost 20 years. Fueling the creativity, design, and technical excellence that drives all their games, Double Helix is home to 75 developers in sunny Orange County, California.
buyer: Amazon.com, Inc.(AMZN:$74,452.00)
Amazon.com, Inc. is a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle. Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be Earth’s most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices.
target: Double Helix Games
Double Helix Games is an independent game studio with a history that stretches back almost 20 years. Fueling the creativity, design, and technical excellence that drives all their games, Double Helix is home to 75 developers in sunny Orange County, California.
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closed 12/23/2013 via PR Newswire

DoubleBeam, acquired GoPago

synopsis: DoubleBeam, a provider white-labeled mobile payments technology solutions designed to easily integrate into any existing mobile application or digital wallet, announced that it has acquired GoPago, a leading provider of commerce solutions to merchants and mobile payments platform for customers.
buyer: DoubleBeam
DoubleBeam provides white-labeled mobile payments technology solutions designed to easily integrate into any existing mobile application or digital wallet. DoubleBeam's technology solutions have been deployed by mobile commerce providers, retailers and point-of-sale (POS) vendors.
target parent: Amazon.com, Inc.
target: GoPago
GoPago is reimagining the Point of Sale (POS) by providing an all-in-one cloud based solution encompassing an on premise POS, mobile storefront, automated loyalty & rewards and credit card processing.
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closed 12/17/2013 via BNC Analysis

Amazon.com, Inc., purchased Payment Technology from GoPago

synopsis: Amazon, the e-commerce giant, has acquired Gopago, a startup that offers consumers an iOS or Android mobile app to pre-pay for goods before picking them up at a store, and retailers a point-of-sale system to process those orders and more.
buyer: Amazon.com, Inc.(AMZN:$74,452.00)
Amazon.com, Inc. is a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle. Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be Earth’s most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices.
seller: GoPago
GoPago's Payment Technology is payment platform allows customers to purchase orders in advance of arriving at brick-and-mortar merchants and merchants to manage orders in real-time.
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closed 11/25/2013 via BNC Analysis

Amazon.com, Inc., purchased UK Audiobook Catalog from AudioGo Limited

synopsis: Amazon has licensed the back catalog from the bankrupt audiobook publisher AudioGo. AudioGo is the UK’s leading publisher and retailer to a broad, diverse, and inclusive range of spoken word and large print titles. AudioGo sells complete and unabridged audiobooks, large print books, BBC audiobooks, and children’s titles.
buyer: Amazon.com, Inc.(AMZN:$74,452.00)
Amazon.com, Inc. is a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle. Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be Earth’s most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices.
seller parent: Alcuin Capital Partners LLP
seller: AudioGo Limited
AudioGo is the UK’s leading publisher and retailer to a broad, diverse, and inclusive range of spoken word and large print titles. AudioGo sells complete and unabridged audiobooks, large print books, BBC audiobooks, and children’s titles.
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closed 10/25/2013 via Market Wire

Amazon.com, Inc., acquired TenMarks Education

synopsis: Catamount Ventures and Birchmere Ventures today announced that they have completed the sale of TenMarks, a company that is helping teachers and parents deliver innovative mathematics curriculum to students across the country, to Amazon.com, Inc.
buyer: Amazon.com, Inc.(AMZN:$74,452.00)
Amazon.com, Inc. is a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle. Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be Earth’s most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices.
target: TenMarks Education
TenMarks's web-based math programs have been used by students across tens of thousands of schools and thousands of districts. Each day, students across the country use TenMarks to improve their math skills and confidence.
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announced 3/28/2013 via BusinessWire

Amazon.com, Inc., will acquire Goodreads Inc

synopsis: Amazon.com, Inc. announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Goodreads, a leading site for readers and book recommendations that helps people find and share books they love. Goodreads has more than 16 million members and there are more than 30,000 book clubs on the Goodreads site.
buyer: Amazon.com, Inc.(AMZN:$74,452.00)
Amazon.com, Inc. is a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle. Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be Earth’s most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices.
target: Goodreads Inc
Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations. Founded in 2007, Goodreads is where readers find and share books they love. The site has 16 million members who have added more than 530 million books to their shelves and written more than 23 million reviews.
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closed 3/13/2013 via BNC Analysis

Amazon Web Services, Inc, acquired Peritor

synopsis: Peritor has been acquired by Amazon Web Services. Peritor offers Scalarium, a Web-based cloud management platform. Scalarium creates reliable, easy to manage, and secure Cloud Infrastructure Setups.
buyer parent:Amazon.com, Inc.
buyer: Amazon Web Services, Inc
Amazon Web Services offers a complete set of infrastructure and application services that enable you to run virtually everything in the cloud: from websites and mobile apps, to big data projects and enterprise applications.
target: Peritor
Peritor's main product is, Scalarium, a web-based cloud management platform. Scalarium creates reliable, easy to manage, and secure Cloud Infrastructure Setups.
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closed 1/24/2013 via BusinessWire

Amazon.com, Inc., acquired IVONA Software

synopsis: Amazon.com, Inc. has acquired text-to-speech technology company IVONA Software. IVONA delivers world-class technologies that power the “Text-to-Speech,” “Voice Guide” and “Explore by Touch” features on Kindle Fire tablets. Additionally, IVONA delivers text-to-speech products and services for thousands of developers, businesses and customers.
buyer: Amazon.com, Inc.(AMZN:$74,452.00)
Amazon.com, Inc., a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, seeks to be Earth's most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices.
target: IVONA Software
IVONA Software develops award-winning text-to-speech technology for use in the voice user interfaces on mobile devices, computers, communication systems and services. Its text-to-speech products have been recognized as industry leading in terms of natural voice quality, accuracy and ease of use.
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announced 7/2/2012 via Reuters

Amazon.com, Inc., will acquire UpNext

synopsis: Amazon.com Inc agreed to buy mapping startup UpNext. UpNext Founders Raj Advani, Vik Advani, Robin Har and Danny Moon will move from New York to Seattle, where Amazon is based, to lead the e-commerce company's mapping efforts. UpNext is a NYC based startup developing extremely detailed 3D maps for the mobile devices.
buyer: Amazon.com, Inc.(AMZN:$74,452.00)
Amazon.com, Inc., a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, seeks to be Earth's most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices.
target: UpNext
UpNext is a NYC based startup developing extremely detailed 3D maps for the mobile devices. Within the UpNext 3D Cities iPhone app a complete 3-D representation of each city is offered, down to practically every single building.
price ($mm)
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closed 6/4/2012 via BusinessWire

Amazon.com, Inc., acquired Avalon Books

synopsis: Amazon.com, Inc. and Avalon Books announced that Amazon Publishing has acquired the publication rights from Avalon Books to over 3,000 backlist titles predominantly in the Romance, Mystery and Western categories. Avalon Books has long been a home to writers specializing in wholesome entertainment across popular genres.
buyer: Amazon.com, Inc.(AMZN:$74,452.00)
Amazon.com, Inc., a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, seeks to be Earth's most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices.
target: Avalon Books
Established in 1950 by Thomas Bouregy, Avalon Books has long been a home to writers specializing in wholesome entertainment across popular genres, such as Holly Jacobs, Carolyn Hughey and Carolyn Brown, whose book “The Ladies’ Room” was nominated for a 2012 RITA by the Romance Writers of America.
price ($mm)
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closed 2/2/2012 via BNC Analysis

AmazonLocal LLC, acquired Teachstreet, Inc.

synopsis: Amazon is acquiring TeachStreet, an online hub for pairing students with tutors and teachers as well as providing tools and lesson plans to educators for teaching businesses. The TeachStreet team will be joining AmazonLocal.
buyer parent:Amazon.com, Inc.
buyer: AmazonLocal LLC
AmazonLocal helps users save up to 75% on local restaurants, spas, entertainment, and more. They offer amazing deals when they're in your area.
target parent: Bezos Expeditions
target: Teachstreet, Inc.
TeachStreet is a dynamic online community that brings motivated learners and talented teachers together. TeachStreet is a place where people who love to learn can find classes that are just right for them.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 12/7/2011 via BusinessWire

Amazon.com, Inc., will purchase US Children's Books Titles from Marshall Cavendish

synopsis: Amazon.com, Inc. and Marshall Cavendish, one of the world’s leading educational and consumer book publishers and classroom digital solutions providers, announced that Amazon has signed a deal to acquire over 450 titles of its US Children’s trade books business, Marshall Cavendish Children’s Books.
buyer: Amazon.com, Inc.(AMZN:$74,452.00)
Amazon.com, Inc., a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, seeks to be Earth's most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices.
seller parent: Fraser & Neave Limited
seller: Marshall Cavendish
Marshall Cavendish is a leading education publisher. The Company has educational publishing operations in the US, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore and sells its education solutions to Ministries of Education worldwide in more than 50 countries.
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closed 8/1/2011 via BNC Analysis

Amazon.com, Inc., acquired Push Button Holdings Ltd.

synopsis: Pushbutton announced that Amazon.com Inc. has acquired Push Button Holdings Ltd. Pushbutton is an award winning interactive digital design and build company operating within the media sector.
buyer: Amazon.com, Inc.(AMZN:$74,452.00)
Amazon.com, Inc., a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, seeks to be Earth's most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices.
target: Push Button Holdings Ltd.
Founded in 2002, Pushbutton is the UK’s leading independent digital agency focused on interactive television content and services for new platforms including IPTV, internet-enabled TV sets, tablets, TV widgets, broadband Internet, satellite and cable.
price ($mm)
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closed 7/11/2011 via BNC Analysis

Amazon.com, Inc., acquired The Book Depository International

synopsis: Online retailer Amazon.com has acquired online book retailer The Book Depository International. With its largest customer base streaming in from Australia, The Book Depository has grown to offer more than six million books to its customers located in more than 100 countries.
buyer: Amazon.com, Inc.(AMZN:$74,452.00)
Amazon.com, Inc., a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, seeks to be Earth's most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices.
target: The Book Depository International
The Book Depository International is an online book retailer based in the UK. With its largest customer base streaming in from Australia, the company has grown to offer more than six million books to its customers located in more than 100 countries.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$110
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 1/20/2011 via PR Newswire

Amazon.com, Inc., will acquire LOVEFiLM International Limited

synopsis: Amazon.com, Inc. has reached an agreement to acquire the remaining shares in LOVEFiLM International Limited. LOVEFiLM is a leading European subscription entertainment service which combines the benefits of online DVD and games rental-by-post as well as streaming films and TV shows instantly over the internet.
buyer: Amazon.com, Inc.(AMZN:$74,452.00)
Amazon.com, Inc., a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, seeks to be Earth's most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices.
target: LOVEFiLM International Limited
LOVEFiLM International Limited has become a leading European film subscription service, combining the benefits of DVD rental by post and, more recently, watching movies online via the LOVEFiLM Player (on the PC, the PlayStation(R)3 and streamed direct to TV).
price ($mm)
$115*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 11/8/2010 via AP - Associated Press

Amazon.com, Inc., will acquire Quidsi, Inc.

synopsis: Amazon.com, Inc. announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Quidsi, Inc., which operates Diapers.com, an online baby care specialty site, and Soap.com, an online site for everyday essentials.
buyer: Amazon.com, Inc.(AMZN:$74,452.00)
Amazon.com, Inc., a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, seeks to be Earth's most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices.
target: Quidsi, Inc.
Quidsi operates Diapers.com (baby care), Soap.com (health, beauty, and household essentials), and BeautyBar.com (prestige beauty boutique). Quidsi’s mission is to make life easier by creating a better e-commerce experience, delivering within two days, and providing extraordinary customer service.
price($mm)[EV]
$500 [$545]
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/5/2010 via BNC Analysis

Amazon.com, Inc., acquired Buy VIP SL

synopsis: A consortium of investors has agreed to sell BuyVIP S.L., a Spain-based e-commerce community, to Amazon.com, Inc., a US-based online retailer, for approximately EUR70 million.
buyer: Amazon.com, Inc.(AMZN:$74,452.00)
Amazon.com, Inc., a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, seeks to be Earth's most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices.
target: Buy VIP SL
Buy Vip S.L. operates as an online purchasing community. It offers clothes, accessories, sports, home, beauty, and electronic products. The company was founded in 2006 and is based in Madrid, Spain. It has operations in Germany and Italy.
price ($mm)
$96
rev ($mm)
$100
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/30/2010 via BNC Analysis

Amazon.com, Inc., acquired Woot, Inc.

synopsis: Woot.com announced that the site had “signed an agreement with Amazon.com to become an independent subsidiary” of the giant shopping site. Amazon.com and Woot.com are both popular sites for those seeking bargains on the web.
buyer: Amazon.com, Inc.(AMZN:$74,452.00)
Amazon.com, Inc., a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, seeks to be Earth's most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices.
target: Woot, Inc.
Woot.com is an online store and community that focuses on selling cool stuff cheap. Woot.com pioneered the “one deal per day” business model that is now used by several sites across the internet.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$164
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/2/2009 via BusinessWire

Amazon.com, Inc., acquired Zappos.com Inc.

synopsis: Amazon.com, Inc. announced the completion of its acquisition of Zappos.com. Zappos.com, Inc. is a leader in online apparel and footwear sales that strives to provide shoppers with the best possible service and selection. The acquisition brings together two companies whose customers benefit from cultures of innovation and long term thinking.
buyer: Amazon.com, Inc.(AMZN:$74,452.00)
Amazon.com, Inc., a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, seeks to be Earth's most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices.
target: Zappos.com Inc.
Zappos.com is one of the leaders in online shoe and handbag sales by focusing on providing shoppers with the best possible service and selection. Zappos.com currently stocks more than 3 million shoes, handbags, apparel items and accessories from over 1,000 brands.
price ($mm)
$801
rev ($mm)
$659
EBITDA ($mm)
$40
EV / rev
1.4x
EV / EBITDA
22.2x
*Price paid does not equal Enterprise Value as the buyer aqcuired less than 100% of target
announced 2/20/2014 via Reuters

Tencent Holdings Ltd., will acquire Jd.com

synopsis: China's largest Internet company Tencent Holdings Ltd and online retailer JD.com are in talks to combine their e-commerce business. JD.com provides about 400,000 new products, including cell phones, home appliances, apparel, electronics, Chinese books, etc.
buyer: Tencent Holdings Ltd.
Tencent aims to enrich the interactive online experience of Internet users by providing a comprehensive range of Internet and wireless value-added services. Through its various online platforms, Tencent services the largest online community in China.
target: JD.com
JD.com is a Chinese electronic commerce company with headquarters in Beijing, China. It is one of the largest B2C online retailers in China by transaction volume. JD.com provides about 400,000 new products, including cell phones, home appliances, apparel, electronics, Chinese books, etc.
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closed 10/9/2013 via Company Press Release

Oboxmedia, Inc., acquired Shop.ca Network Inc.

synopsis: The rapidly growing Oboxmedia is pleased to announce its acquisition of Shop.ca, Canada’s fastest growing retailer. The company provides a unique Canadian experience that combines an authoritative selection of products, unparalleled service and a social loyalty program that rewards members on every purchase.
buyer: Oboxmedia, Inc.
Oboxmedia offers premium lifestyle content & advertising solutions. Oboxmedia helps develop, target and serve a unique, coveted audience. Oboxmedia also boasts a dedicated and driven sales force across Canada, most notably in Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver.
target parent: Torstar Corporation
target: Shop.ca Network Inc.
SHOP.CA is Canada’s leader in online shopping, providing a unique Canadian experience that combines an authoritative selection of products, unparalleled service and a social loyalty program that rewards members on every purchase.
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announced 7/15/2013 via Reuters

Start Today Co., Ltd., will acquire Bracket, Inc.

synopsis: Start Today Co., LTD announced that it has decided to fully acquire Bracket, Inc, which is mainly engaged in the planning, development and operation of internet businesses in Tokyo. Bracket, Inc. operates online shopping websites and also offers marketing, promotion, and content development services.
buyer: Start Today Co., Ltd.(3092:($1.00))
Start Today Co., LTD. is a Japan-based company engaged in the E-commerce (EC) business which operates Internet shopping site under the name of ZOZORESORT, as well as the provision of other related services.
target: Bracket, Inc.
Bracket, Inc. operates online shopping websites and also offers marketing, promotion, and content development services.
price ($mm)
$6.61
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 2/11/2013 via BNC Analysis

Czerwona Torebka, will acquire Merlin.pl

synopsis: Czerwona Torebka, which manages a network of shopping centers, has signed a preliminary agreement to buy 99.6% in Merlin.pl, one of Poland's oldest and largest online retailers. Merlin.pl was founded as an internet bookstore that expanded into selling other products.
buyer: Czerwona Torebka
Czerwona Torebka is a rapidly growing nationwide network of shopping arcades and focused business service centers. It serve as a convenient shopping centers.
target: Merlin.pl
Merlin.pl is one of the oldest and largest Polish online shops. It offers more than 200 thousands products including books, music, movies, toys, cosmetics, clothing, sporting goods, multimedia, electronics and photographic equipment (together with the shop partner e-Digital.)
price ($mm)
$6.29*
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closed 7/23/2010 via PR Newswire

Rakuten Inc., acquired Buy.com

synopsis: Rakuten, Inc., Japan's leading Internet company, has closed an all-cash sales transaction to acquire Buy.com. Combined, the two companies represent one of the world’s largest online retail marketplaces, offering consumers more than 60 million products from close to 35,000 merchants around the globe.
buyer: Rakuten Inc.(US:RKUNF:$4,943.54)
Rakuten's core business “Rakuten Ichiba” is Japan’s largest Internet shopping mall and offers more than 50 million products by over 33,000 merchants, some of whom have turnover of more than US$1 million per month.
target: Buy.com
With more than 14 million customers, Buy.com is a leading retail marketplace, focused on providing its customers with a great shopping experience and a broad selection of retail goods at everyday low prices.
price ($mm)
$250
rev ($mm)
$63
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
4.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/18/2009 via BusinessWire

GSI Commerce Solutions, Inc., acquired Retail Convergence, Inc.

synopsis: Leading e-commerce and interactive marketing services provider, GSI Commerce Inc. announced that it has closed its acquisition of Retail Convergence Inc., a Boston, Mass.-based company that operates RueLaLa.com, a leader in the private sale space, and SmartBargains.com, an off-price e-commerce marketplace.
buyer: GSI Commerce Solutions, Inc.(GSIC:$0.00)
GSI Commerce® is a leading provider of services that enable e-commerce, multichannel retailing and interactive marketing. GSI delivers customized e-commerce solutions through an e-commerce platform, which is comprised of technology, fulfillment and customer care.
target: Retail Convergence, Inc.
Retail Convergence Inc. is transforming on-line retail through its high growth, dynamic e-commerce companies. Current businesses include SmartBargains.com a top 100 Internet retailer and RueLaLa.com an invitation-only destination for limited time, private sales of the best brand names in the world.
price ($mm)
$162
rev ($mm)
$83
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
4.2x
EV / EBITDA
announced 5/12/2009 via Market Wire

Giftback.com will be merged with David's Cookies,

synopsis: David's Cookies, a national gourmet desserts company; and Giftback.com, a national online gift service that donates 10% of all purchases to customer-designated charities, announced their plans to merge.
buyer: David's Cookies
David's Cookies, a company celebrating its 30th anniversary, was started in 1979 by Chef David Liederman. Throughout the 1980s its 250 retail locations throughout America thrived. David's focus shifted towards the wholesale market in the late 1980s.
target: Giftback.com
Giftback.com's mission is to help people express their sentiment with unique gifts that help make a difference. Offering a wide selection of the freshest flowers, plants, gourmet gift baskets, unique gifts and delicious treats, Giftback.com has the perfect gift to help celebrate any occasion.
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closed 8/27/2008 via BusinessWire

FTD Group, Inc. merged with United Online, Inc.,

synopsis: United Online, Inc., a leading provider of consumer products and services over the Internet, announced that it has successfully completed the acquisition of FTD Group, Inc. The acquisition of FTD is expected to provide several strategic benefits to United Online, including a significant increase in scale.
buyer: United Online, Inc.(UNTD:$897.69)
United Online wants to bring people together on the Internet. Created in 2001 by the merger of leading US Internet service providers NetZero and Juno Online Services, United Online continues the free Internet service model with hopes of converting faithful users into paying customers.
target: FTD Group, Inc.
FTD Group, Inc. is a leading provider of floral related products and services to consumers and retail florists. The consumer businesses operate primarily through the www.FTD.com website in the U.S. and Canada and the www.interflora.co.uk website in the U.K.
price ($mm)
$697
rev ($mm)
$646
EBITDA ($mm)
$94
EV / rev
1.1x
EV / EBITDA
7.4x
announced 5/9/2007 via PR Newswire

KarstadtQuelle AG, will acquire Home Shopping Europe GmbH & Co. KG

synopsis: IAC and KarstadtQuelle AG, Europe's leading retail and tourism group, announced today that they have entered into an agreement for KarstadtQuelle to acquire the German TV and internet retailer Home Shopping Europe GmbH & Co. KG, and its affiliated station HSE24, from IAC.
buyer: KarstadtQuelle AG
KarstadtQuelle AG headquartered in Essen/Germany is Europe's leading retail and tourism group. Its core activities include Karstadt department stores at prime locations in German cities, domestic and international mail order companies, and the Tourism business.
target parent: IAC/InterActiveCorp
target: Home Shopping Europe GmbH & Co. KG
HSE24, Germany's first shopping channel, went on air in 1996, laying the foundation for a new branch of trade in Germany: Home Shopping. The Munich based company combines TV and online shopping under one roof. HSE24 broadcasts throughout Germany by cable and satellite.
price ($mm)
$219
rev ($mm)
$409
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.7x
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/16/2006 via BusinessWire

NetShops Inc., acquired Thralow Inc.

synopsis: NetShops Inc. has acquired Thralow Inc.’s family of 30 specialty retail websites. The purchase includes Binoculars.com, Pans.com and Telescopes.com, and it brings together two of the fastest-growing online niche retailers in America. In the last 12 months, NetShops’ sales have exceeded $100 million.
buyer parent:Insight Venture Partners
buyer: NetShops Inc.
NetShops has leveraged the power of the web to create a unique group of specialty stores. We're an online retailer that currently owns and operates over 100 stores. Each one focuses on a specific niche. For example, Hammocks.com sells just hammocks, WorldGlobes.com sells globes.
target: Thralow Inc.
Thralow Inc. is a Top 300 e-Retailer with more than 30 specialty websites dedicated to enthusiast niche markets. Located on the Internet since 1996, the company won a 2004 Minnesota Technology Innovation Award and was named a 2004 “Best of the Web” Internet Retailer.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$26
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/12/2006 via PR Newswire

DAG Media Inc., acquired Shopila Corporation

synopsis: DAG Media, Inc., has purchased 80% of the shares of Shopila Corporation from Guy Mushkat for $100,000 in cash, 50,000 restricted shares of DAG Media's Common Stock and an option to purchase 50,000 shares of DAG Media's Common Stock under DAG Media's stock option plan.
buyer: DAG Media Inc.(DAGM:$0.00)
Dag Media, Inc. publishes and distributes print and online business directories for niche markets in the United States. Its principal directories are the Jewish Israeli Yellow Pages, a bilingual English and Hebrew yellow page directory distributed free.
target: Shopila Corporation
An e-commerce co. that acts as a mediator between wholesale suppliers and online shoppers, buying products at low prices from wholesalers and selling them online to consumers. Shopila holds no physical inventory and partners only with drop-ship wholesale suppliers that ship directly to consumers.
price ($mm)
$0.17*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/14/2006 via PR Newswire

Pay88 Inc, acquired QianBao Technology

synopsis: Pay88, Inc. entered into a Share Purchase Agreement with the shareholders of Chongqing Qianbao Technology Ltd., a limited liability company based in Chongqing, China. Pursuant to the Agreement, Pay88 acquired Qianbao by purchasing 100% of Qianbao's registered capital stock in exchange for 5,000,000 shares of Pay88 Stock.
buyer: Pay88 Inc
Pay88 is focused on the business of facilitating electronic money transfers from the United States to China. Electronic money transfers are transfers of funds via the internet between consumers from one location to another.
target: QianBao Technology
Qianbao is a development stage company. Qianbao has currently completed the construction of an internet website from which it intends to operate a distribution platform through which various suppliers of consumer products will be able to offer their products for sale to consumers.
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closed 1/24/2006 via Company Press Release

Endless LLP, acquired Encanta Media Ltd.

synopsis: Endless rescued Encanta from insolvency following the administration of its parent company in Jan. 2006. We had confidence in Encanta as a standalone business and in the ability of its management team and were the only investors capable of acting quickly enough to secure their future.
buyer: Endless LLP
Endless is an independent private equity house. We were established in December 2005 and have raised a fund of £135million to invest in management buy-outs and turnaround opportunities. Our team is based in the UK and we have offices in Leeds, Manchester and Birmingham.
target: Encanta Media Ltd.
Encanta publishes nine specialist interest magazines, from woodworking and modelling to patchwork and gardening, and operates a series of leading hobbyist exhibitions.
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closed 11/16/2005 via BusinessWire

Beere Financial Equity Corp., acquired NetCert, Inc.

synopsis: Beere Financial Equity Corp. announced today the completion of the acquisition of Net Cert USA, Inc. The acquisition of Net Cert USA, Inc. provides entry into the lucrative Chinese market with an online shopping mall and a payment platform to be marketed to all Chinese companies.
buyer: Beere Financial Equity Corp.
Beere Financial Group, Inc. invests in emerging growth companies with market-ready products, strong management teams, and strategies for developing high-growth companies in well-defined markets.
target: NetCert, Inc.
NetCert offers a complete range of products and services in an online format. At their E-stores or online mall you can buy everything from traditional products like clothing, gifts, books and magazines, auto parts, and home furnishings, to more E-related ones like digital cards, software and more.
price ($mm)
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closed 4/27/2004 via BusinessWire

Crazy Grazer LLC merged with Left Right Marketing Technology, Inc.,

synopsis: Left Right Marketing Technology, Inc. (NASD-OTCBB:LRMK) announced today that over the weekend the Company signed all merger closing documents, which will make Crazy Grazer LLC (http://www.crazygrazer.com) a wholly owned subsidiary of LRMK.
buyer: Left Right Marketing Technology, Inc.
Left Right Marketing Technology, Inc. a Delaware corporation (LRMK), formerly named Global Gaming Technology, Inc., was incorporated in 1973.
target: Crazy Grazer LLC
Crazy Grazer LLC is a Nevada limited liability company currently operating the online shopping mall website CrazyGrazer.com.
price ($mm)
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closed 10/19/2010 via PR Newswire

LivingSocial.com, acquired Urban Escapes New York

synopsis: Leading social shopping site LivingSocial announced the acquisition of social adventure company Urban Escapes. LivingSocial will now be able to exclusively offer its 10 million subscribers-strong worldwide community a host of diverse, fun and unique adventures and experiences, produced by a team of on-the-ground experts.
buyer: LivingSocial.com
LivingSocial is the commerce leader behind LivingSocial Deals, a social buying program that invites people and their friends to save up to 50% to 70% percent each day at their favorite restaurants, spas, sporting events, hotels and other local attractions in major markets.
target: Urban Escapes New York
Urban Escapes is redefining social adventure for young professionals throughout the country. From Zen Escape Yoga Hikes to Boulder and Brew Tours™, each of their unique itineraries embraces the fun and active lifestyle we believe in. On an Urban Escape, there’s never a dull moment.
price ($mm)
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closed 9/20/2010 via PR Newswire

The Myriad International Holdings, acquired Multiply, Inc.

synopsis: The Myriad International Holdings unit of Naspers Limited has acquired a controlling interest in Multiply, Inc., operator of the market leading Social Shopping site Multiply.com.
buyer parent:Naspers Ltd.
buyer: The Myriad International Holdings
The Myriad International Holdings (MIH) has a large number of interests which offer interactive, Internet, and television services, including cable and digital satellite pay TV, in three primary regions: South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa, the Mediterranean, and Thailand.
target: Multiply, Inc.
Multiply offers its members an integrated media management and social shopping solution with tools that allow them to shop, and share personal content safely and securely with a relevant audience. Multiply makes it easy for buyers and sellers to come together in a secure environment.
price ($mm)
$44*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/31/2013 via Company Press Release

first Ascent, LLC, acquired Negri Electronics

synopsis: Negri Electronics, Inc., a leading independent retailer and supplier of high-end, unlocked wireless devices, is pleased to announce its acquisition by First Ascent, LLC, in a deal that will position the company for long-term growth and expanded consumer offerings. Negri Electronics will remain headquartered in Las Vegas.
buyer: first Ascent, LLC
First Ascent, LLC is a New York –based private equity firm that is focused on acquiring and growing companies in the areas of telecommunications, information technology, data management, and media.
target: Negri Electronics
Negri Electronics is a reliable online retailer and supplier of high-end, unlocked wireless devices.
price ($mm)
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closed 12/9/2013 via BNC Analysis

Conrad Electronic SE, acquired Getgoods.de AG

synopsis: Conrad Electronics has announced the acquisition of getgoods.de. The online retailer distributes IT and telecommunications products via various online shops within the fast-growing e-commerce market. The products focus is on mobile phones, smart phones, telephones and notebooks.
buyer: Conrad Electronic SE
Conrad Electronic is an online supplier of thousands of different electronics and household technology products. Their products rangiefrom the smallest of electronic components to PCs by the world's leading brands.
target: Getgoods.de AG
getgoods.de AG distributes IT and telecommunications products via various online shops within the fast-growing e-commerce market. The products focus is on mobile phones, smart phones, telephones and notebooks.
price ($mm)
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closed 6/11/2012 via BNC Analysis

A1 Comms, acquired Affordablemobiles.co.uk

synopsis: UK-based mobile phone retailer A1 Comms has acquired online retail website affordablemobiles.co.uk. Affordablemobiles.co.uk operates as an online retail Website that offers mobile phones, accessories and gifts.
buyer: A1 Comms
A1 Comms are one of the UK's leading independent, business mobile communication providers.
target: Affordablemobiles.co.uk
Affordablemobiles.co.uk operates as an online retail Website that offers mobile phones, accessories and gifts.
price ($mm)
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*Price paid does not equal Enterprise Value as the buyer aqcuired less than 100% of target

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BB2Live.com
BB2Live.com
BB2Live's technology applications include Internet Radio Protocol, IPTV (Internet Television), VOIP and SMS text messaging. BB2Live has approximately 15 million subscribers and users of its various services.
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Media Galaxy
Media Galaxy
Media Galaxy is an online entertainment company that transforms illegal file sharers into socially engaged e-commerce consumers. Partnered with essential stakeholders, they will offer the first entertainment lifestyle store with active participation from artists and celebrities.
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M3X Media, Inc.
M3X Media Inc. specializes in digital entertainment and multimedia with a core focus on portable multimedia solutions. Through its M3X Media and GruvMe Divisions, the company is at the forefront of cutting edge hardware, software, multimedia portals and media security solutions.
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Rhapsody International
Rhapsody International
The Rhapsody® digital music service gives subscribers unlimited on-demand access to more than 13 million songs, whether they're listening on a PC, laptop, Internet connected home stereo or TV, MP3 player or mobile phone.
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m-up
m-up
m-up Inc is a Japan-based company primarily engaged in the production and distribution of entertainment contents. The Company provides entertainment contents and contents distribution system to customers in the whole entertainment industry, including contents holders and end users.
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Etix.com Inc.
Etix.com Inc.
Etix is an international web-based ticketing service provider for the entertainment, travel and sports industries, and operates in 40 countries on four continents.
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Flipkart Online Services Pvt Ltd
Flipkart Online Services Pvt Ltd
Flipkart Online Services Pvt. Ltd. operates an online shopping Website in India. It provides books, movies, music, games, consoles, gaming accessories, mobiles, mobile accessories, cameras, camera accessories, computers, computer accessories, network components, software, peripherals and more.
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Neckermann.com
Neckermann.com is one of the largest e-commerce companies in Europe. The website offers consumers in the Benelux neckermann.com a wide range of more than 150,000 items in various product categories including fashion, living, sleeping, electrical, household appliances, beauty and sports & leisure.
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Outrageous Ventures Inc.
Outrageous Ventures Inc. owns and operates several brands including; PrankPlace.com, BigMouthToys.com, DrinkingStuff.com, GolfGiftsEtc.com, FunnyTies.com, FunIdeas.com, FartMart.com, and now GagWorks.com.
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Ozon.ru
Ozon.ru
Ozon.ru operates an e-commerce store that offers books, audio and video products, software, multimedia games, and electronic and digital goods. It sells books, videocassettes, DVDs, CD music, and entertainment games through its Web site.
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ShopTo.net
ShopTo.net
ShopTo.net is one of UK’s leading independent online entertainment retailer.
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Skye Associates, LLC
Skye Associates, LLC
Skye Associates is a leader in the e-commerce solutions industry and has an expanding acquisitions department. Business models focus on driving traffic and improving conversion by offering customized web design, public relations, product photography, warehousing, fulfillment and customer care.
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The Hut Group Ltd.
The Hut Group Ltd.
The Hut Group is an online retailing platform focused on fast moving consumer goods including Entertainment (Games, DVDs, CDs, Books), Electricals, Gadgets, Health & Beauty, Footwear, Gifting, Accessories, Toys, Underwear & Sports. The company was founded in 2004 and based in Northwich Cheshire.
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Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp.
Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp.
Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. is a leader in providing the services, experience, technology and content critical to transforming movie theaters into digital and networked entertainment centers. The Company partners with Hollywood movie studios, independent movie distributors, and exhibitors.
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Inception Media Group LLC
Inception Media Group LLC
Inception Media Group, LLC is based in Los Angeles and is a diversified media company specializing in the production, acquisition and distribution of motion pictures and other filmed entertainment across all media platforms and channels of distribution.
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Amazon.com, Inc.
Amazon.com, Inc.
Amazon.com, Inc. is a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle. Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be Earth’s most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices.
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Sify Limited
Sify Limited
Sify is among the largest Internet, network and e-Commerce services companies in India, offering end-to-end solutions with a comprehensive range of products delivered over a common Internet backbone infrastructure. This Internet backbone reaches 171 cities and towns in India.
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Rakuten Inc.
Rakuten Inc.
Rakuten, Inc. is one of the world’s leading Internet service companies, providing a variety of consumer and business-focused services including e-commerce, travel, banking, securities, credit card, e-money, portal & media, online marketing and professional sports.
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United Online, Inc.
United Online, Inc.
United Online, Inc., through its operating subsidiaries, is a leading provider of consumer products and services over the Internet, where their respective brands have attracted a large online audience that includes more than 60 million registered accounts.
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Overstock.com, Inc.
Overstock.com, Inc. is an online "closeout" retailer offering discount, brand-name merchandise for sale over the Internet. The company offers its customers an opportunity to shop for bargains conveniently, while offering its suppliers an alternative inventory liquidation distribution channel.
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Bracket, Inc.
Bracket, Inc.
Bracket, Inc. operates online shopping websites and also offers marketing, promotion, and contents development services.
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eMAG International SRL
eMAG International SRL
eMAG International SRL is an online retailer based in Romania.
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Findex.com Inc.
FindEx.com Inc. engages in the development, publishing, marketing, distribution, and direct sale of consumer and business software products worldwide. The company also provides two language-learning software products, such as Greek Tutor and Hebrew Tutor to retail stores, as well as to end users.
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Infibeam
Infibeam
Infibeam is one of the largest online retailer and a premier technology provider in rapidly expanding markets of online retail, digital downloads, ticketing and reservation services in India.
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JD.com
JD.com
JD.com is a Chinese electronic commerce company with headquarters in Beijing, China. It is one of the largest B2C online retailers in China by transaction volume. JD.com provides about 400,000 new products, including cell phones, home appliances, apparel, electronics, Chinese books, etc.
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Merlin.pl
Merlin.pl is one of the oldest and largest Polish online shops. It offers more than 200 thousands products including books, music, movies, toys, cosmetics, clothing, sporting goods, multimedia, electronics and photographic equipment (together with the shop partner e-Digital.)
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Mobile Digital Media
Mobile Digital Media (MDM) is a world leader in providing high quality consumer software for all mobile device platforms including Palm OS, Windows Mobile / Pocket PC / Smartphone, and Nokia Series 60/SymbianOS. MDM's high quality, branded entertainment, productivity and utility products are availa
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Shop Direct Group
Shop Direct Group operates as an online and home shopping company in the United Kingdom.
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Submarino S.A.
Submarino is the leading pure-play online retailers in Brazil. The company built a strong brand and a premium customer base by offering a superior breadth and depth of product selection with best-in-class customer service.
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UAB Skaitmeninis Pasaulis
UAB Skaitmeninis Pasaulis is controlling five online shops. The company is engaged only in online sales in Lithuania and Latvia since 2007. It controls such onlines shops as kompiuteriai.lt, asusshop.lt, ishop.lt, acershop.lt and dellshop.lt.
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