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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)
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$110
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closed 3/12/2014 via Company Press Release

Arnoldo Mondadori Editore S.p.A., acquired Anobii Limited

synopsis: The Mondadori Group, a publisher and printer in Italy, has bought from Anobii Ltd. the brand and assets of Anobii, the global social reading platform that has more than a million users around the world and its strongest base in Italy, with 300,000 users.
buyer parent:FinInvest SpA
buyer: Arnoldo Mondadori Editore S.p.A.(MN:$1,828.94)
Arnoldo Mondadori Editore S.p.A. is a publisher and printer in Italy. The Company's publications include books, magazines, newspapers, advertising, business information, graphics, direct marketing and on-line information services.
target parent: J. Sainsbury plc
target: Anobii Limited
Anobii is a social e-books platform which enables people to discover titles and purchase them to read on mobile and tablet devices. In 2010, Anobii received investment from Penguin, Random House, HarperCollins and HMV to build a social retail site for e-books.
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closed 1/6/2014 via BNC Analysis

Zola Books, acquired Bookish .com

synopsis: The social e-book retailer Zola Books has acquired curated book recommendation site Bookish, a one‐stop, comprehensive online destination designed to connect readers with books and authors.
buyer: Zola Books
Zola Books is an eBooks retailer embedded in a social network that enables customers to discover, purchase and enjoy eBooks in a cross-platform social reader.
target: Bookish .com
Bookish.com is a content discovery and ecommerce website devoted to books which allows users to browse an extensive database of books and authors, add books to user-created digital "shelves", get custom book recommendations, and more.
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closed 4/19/2013 via BNC Analysis

Dogan Muzik Kitap Magazacilik Pazarlama A.S., acquired Elektronik Bilgi Iletisim Hizmetleri

synopsis: D&R, active in entertainment retail, has purchased all shares of Elektronik Bilgi İletişim Hizmetleri, which owned Idefix and Prefix online booksellers, to enlarge the D&R online sale store.
buyer parent:Dogan Group
buyer: Dogan Muzik Kitap Magazacilik Pazarlama A.S.
Dogan Muzik Kitap Magazacilik Pazarlama A.S. (D & R) engages in the retail of books and music CD's and other entertainment products. The company in based in Instanbul, Turkey and operates as a subsidiary of Dogan Yayin Holding.
target: Elektronik Bilgi Iletisim Hizmetleri
Elektronik Bilgi Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. (EBI) is an innovative internet company operating legacy e-marketing and social networking web sites in Turkey. Among them are www.idefix.com online bookseller, www.siberalem.com e-dating and social networking web site, www.itiraf.com popular confessions.
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$4.66
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closed 2/13/2013 via BNC Analysis

Plympton, acquired DailyLit

synopsis: Plympton announced that it has acquired DailyLit, which breaks classic and contemporary novels down into short chunks and delivers them via email.
buyer: Plympton
Plympton is a new literary studio devoted to reinventing the way people experience literature by combining serialized fiction and digital platforms. Despite the upheaval confronting traditional publishing models, readers are still actively searching for smart new writing.
target: DailyLit
DailyLit sends books in installments via e-mail or RSS feed. It currently offers over 1000 classic and contemporary books available entirely for free or on a Pay-Per-Read basis (with sample installments available for free).
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closed 9/4/2012 via BNC Analysis

Tesco Stores Limited, acquired Mobcast Services Ltd

synopsis: Tesco has acquired Mobcast, the digital book platform provider, to offer customers more choices in how they buy books. Mobcast provides a digital book retail platform with a catalogue of UK’s most popular titles which can be bought and read on smartphones, tablets and e-readers.
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: Mobcast Services Ltd
Mobcast has established itself as a world leader in eBook delivery. Mobcast provides a digital book retail platform with a catalogue of more than 130,000 of the UK’s most popular titles which can be bought and read on smartphones, tablets and e-readers.
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$7.14
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closed 6/12/2012 via BNC Analysis

J. Sainsbury plc, acquired Anobii Limited

synopsis: Anobii Limited has acquired by J Sainsbury plc. Anobii is a social e-books platform which enables people to discover titles and purchase them to read on mobile and tablet devices. In 2010, Anobii received investment from Penguin, Random House, HarperCollins and HMV to build a social retail site for e-books.
buyer: J. Sainsbury plc
Sainsbury is one of UK's oldest retailers in the food industry. With their products, they help customers eat healthy, help suppliers and farmers reduct the impact on the environment, and play an active role in the communities they serve.
target parent: HMV Media Group
target: Anobii Limited
Anobii is a social e-books platform which enables people to discover titles and purchase them to read on mobile and tablet devices. In 2010, Anobii received investment from Penguin, Random House, HarperCollins and HMV to build a social retail site for e-books.
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closed 4/17/2012 via BNC Analysis

Numilog, acquired Numilog

synopsis: Hachette Livre has sold its e-book distribution platform Numilog to its Founder and CEO, Denis Zwirn.
buyer: Numilog
Numilog operates as an ebookstore and aggregator. It offers the conversion of printed books to digital books, as well as an online library.
target parent: Lagardère SCA
target: Numilog
Numilog operates as an ebookstore and aggregator. It offers the conversion of printed books to digital books, as well as an online library.
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closed 1/11/2012 via PR Newswire

Rakuten Inc., acquired Kobo Inc.

synopsis: Kobo Inc. announced the successful acquisition of all its outstanding shares by Rakuten, Inc. Kobo Inc. is a global eReading service with more than 2.5 million eBooks, magazines and newspaperss – one of the largest eReading catalogues in the world.
buyer: Rakuten Inc.(US:RKUNF:$4,943.54)
Rakuten, Inc., is one of the world’s leading Internet service companies, providing a variety of consumer and business-focused services including e-commerce, travel, banking, securities, credit card, e-money, portal & media, online marketing and professional sports. Rakuten is expanding globally.
target parent: Indigo Books & Music Inc.
target: Kobo Inc.
Kobo Inc. is a global eReading service with more than 2.5 million eBooks, magazines and newspapers – one of the largest eReading catalogues in the world. Kobo has top ranked eReading applications for iPad, iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows and MacOS.
price ($mm)
$315
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closed 11/19/2009 via PR Newswire

Smashwords, Inc., acquired BookHabit, Ltd.

synopsis: Silicon Valley based Smashwords, Inc. has acquired Wellington New Zealand company BookHabit Limited, consolidating Smashwords' position as the world's premier ebook publishing and distribution platform for independent authors and publishers.
buyer: Smashwords, Inc.
Launched in 2008, Smashwords is a publisher and distributor of multi-format ebooks. The free Smashwords ebook publishing platform puts authors and publishers in full control over the pricing, sampling and distribution of their works.
target: BookHabit, Ltd.
BookHabit was founded in 2008 by Clare Tanner, an entrepreneur and avid reader. BookHabit's mission was to give published and unpublished writers a conduit to the reading world, and give readers access to new, undiscovered writers.
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closed 4/24/2009 via BNC Analysis

Cyrte Investments B.V., acquired bol.com b.v.

synopsis: Cyrte Investments is pleased to announce the acquisition of bol.com, the leading online Dutch retailer, from Germany based Holtzbrinck Networks GmbH and Verlagsgruppe Weltbild GmbH.
buyer: Cyrte Investments B.V.
Cyrte Investments was originally started in 2000 as the family office for the private wealth of media-entrepreneur John de Mol -- the founder of Endemol and creator of Big Brother and Deal or No Deal. Cyrte has subsequently grown to include a number of other investors.
target: bol.com b.v.
bol.com b.v. is an online retailer for books and entertainment products. It offers Dutch and English books, music CDs, DVDs, games, software, notebooks and computer accessories, and electronic and telecommunication products.
price ($mm)
$266
rev ($mm)
$297
EBITDA ($mm)
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0.9x
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closed 4/6/2009 via PR Newswire

Author Solutions, Inc., acquired Trafford Publishing

synopsis: Author Solutions, the world leader in indie book publishing - the fastest-growing segment of book publishing, announced the acquisition of the publishing assets of Trafford Publishing of Victoria, British Columbia.
buyer parent:Bertram Capital Management LLC.
buyer: Author Solutions, Inc.
Author Solutions, Inc. (ASI), is the world leader in the fastest-growing segment of publishing. Through its self-publishing brands, AuthorHouse, iUniverse, Xlibris, Inkubook, and Wordclay, ASI enables more authors to self publish, promote, and sell their books than any other company in the world.
target: Trafford Publishing
The first company in the world to offer an "on-demand publishing service," Trafford has led the independent publishing revolution since its establishment in 1995. Trafford also was one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books.
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closed 3/5/2009 via Reuters

Barnes & Noble Inc., acquired Fictionwise, Inc.

synopsis: Barnes & Noble Inc the world's largest bookseller, said it acquired e-book seller Fictionwise for $15.7 million in cash, to expand its presence in digital world. After the deal, Barnes & Noble, which plans to launch an e-Bookstore later this year, intends to keep Fictionwise as a separate business unit.
buyer: Barnes & Noble Inc.(BKS:$7,129.20)
Barnes & Noble, Inc., the world’s largest bookseller and a Fortune 500 company, operates 777 bookstores in 50 states. Barnes & Noble conducts its online business through Barnes & Noble.com, one of the Web’s largest e-commerce sites.
target: Fictionwise, Inc.
Fictionwise.com is committed to providing the Internet's most comprehensive collection of fiction (and yes nonfiction too!) in the most popular eBook formats. At Fictionwise, you'll find award-winning and high quality eBooks by top authors in all the major genres.
price ($mm)
$16
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closed 3/11/2008 via BusinessWire

Amazon.com, Inc., acquired Audible, Inc.

synopsis: Amazon.com, Inc. announced the completion of its initial tender offer for all outstanding shares of Audible, Inc. The tender offer expired at 12:00 Midnight, New York City time, at the end of Monday, March 10, 2008.
buyer: Amazon.com, Inc.(AMZN:$74,452.00)
Amazon.com, Inc., a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, seeks to be Earth's most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices.
target: Audible, Inc.
Audible.com is the leading online provider of digital spoken word audio content, specializing in digital audio editions of books, newspapers and magazines, television programs and original programming. Audible.com offers over 80,000 programs, including audiobooks and spoken word audio content.
price ($mm)
$211
rev ($mm)
$110
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
1.9x
EV / EBITDA
152.6x
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 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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announced 2/27/2012 via BNC Analysis

Koninklijke Ahold N.V., will acquire bol.com b.v.

synopsis: Koninklijke Ahold N.V. agreed to acquire bol.com b.v. Bol.com is the most visited retail website in the Netherlands serving 3.4 million active customers, with total net sales of €355 million in 2011. It offers a broad range of products in various non-food categories including books, entertainment, electronics and toys.
buyer: Koninklijke Ahold N.V.(AHODF:$30,271.00)
Ahold is an international retailing group based in the Netherlands, with powerful consumer brands in Europe and the United States. The foundation of their company is selling great food – this is what they are known for and is their core business.
target parent: Cyrte Investments B.V.
target: bol.com b.v.
bol.com b.v. is an online retailer for books and entertainment products. It offers Dutch and English books, music CDs, DVDs, games, software, notebooks and computer accessories, and electronic and telecommunication products.
price ($mm)
$460
rev ($mm)
$467
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.0x
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announced 1/3/2012 via BNC Analysis

Axivate Capital, will acquire Neckermann.com Benelux

synopsis: Dutch investment company Axivate Capital plans to buy mail order firm Neckermann.com Benelux. Neckermann.com B.V. owns and operates an online shopping portal in the Netherlands.
buyer: Axivate Capital
Axivate Capital is an independent investment agency focused on supporting growth ambitions, internationalisation and value creation for Dutch companies in the field of digital media, e-commerce, market intelligence and the travel sector.
target parent: Neckermann.com
target: Neckermann.com Benelux
Neckermann.com B.V. owns and operates an online shopping portal in the Netherlands. The website neckermann.com offers consumers in the Benelux a wide range of more than 150,000 articles in the field of fashion, living, sleeping, electrical, household appliances, beauty and sports & leisure.
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closed 11/9/2010 via AP - Associated Press

Live Nation, Inc., acquired TicketNet.fr

synopsis: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. announced the acquisition of Ticketnet, the second largest ticket retailer in France. This acquisition marks a significant step in Live Nation's global expansion strategy and complements its growing concert promotion activities in France.
buyer: Live Nation, Inc.(LYV:$6,302.67)
Live Nation Entertainment is the largest live entertainment company in the world: connecting 200 million fans to 100,000 events in over 40 countries which has made Ticketmaster.com the #3 eCommerce website in the world.
target: TicketNet.fr
Ticketnet is a leading provider of complete ticketing solutions in France, Belgium and Luxembourg, offering a broad ticketing retail network with ticket distribution, ticketing software editing and ticket management capabilities.
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*Price paid does not equal Enterprise Value as the buyer aqcuired less than 100% of target
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)
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$110
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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.
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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)
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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
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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
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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)
$0.17*
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EBITDA ($mm)
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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.
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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)
$44*
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EBITDA ($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.
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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.
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*Price paid does not equal Enterprise Value as the buyer aqcuired less than 100% of target

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bol.com b.v.

Trafford Publishing

Fictionwise, Inc.

Audible, Inc.

Comixology

Paper Source, Inc.

Front Gate Tickets

bol.com b.v.

Neckermann.com Benelux

TicketNet.fr

The Book Depository International

Comixology

Double Helix Games

GoPago

GoPago

AudioGo Limited

TenMarks Education

Goodreads Inc

Peritor

IVONA Software

UpNext

Avalon Books

Teachstreet, Inc.

Marshall Cavendish

Push Button Holdings Ltd.

The Book Depository International

LOVEFiLM International Limited

Quidsi, Inc.

Buy VIP SL

Woot, Inc.

Zappos.com Inc.

JD.com

Bracket, Inc.

Merlin.pl

Buy.com

Retail Convergence, Inc.

Giftback.com

FTD Group, Inc.

Home Shopping Europe GmbH & Co. KG

Thralow Inc.

Shopila Corporation

QianBao Technology

Encanta Media Ltd.

NetCert, Inc.

Crazy Grazer LLC

Urban Escapes New York

Multiply, Inc.

Negri Electronics

Getgoods.de AG

Affordablemobiles.co.uk

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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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$3,547.00
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BookAdda
BookAdda
Bookadda.com sells general books in various categories like fiction, non-fiction, mystery, self help, reference and biographies. It also offers books in management, computer, engineering and medical books catering to many university syllabi in India.
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Numilog
Numilog
Numilog operates as an ebookstore and aggregator. It offers the conversion of printed books to digital books, as well as an online library.
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Plympton
Plympton
Plympton is a new literary studio devoted to reinventing the way people experience literature by combining serialized fiction and digital platforms. Despite the upheaval confronting traditional publishing models, readers are still actively searching for smart new writing.
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Comixology
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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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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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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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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Barnes & Noble Inc.
Barnes & Noble Inc.
Barnes & Noble, Inc. is the world’s largest bookseller and the nation’s highest-rated bookselling brand. The company is a leading content, commerce and technology company that provides customers easy and convenient access to books, magazines, newspapers and other content.
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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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