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Google Inc., acquired Zagat

synopsis: Google has acquired Zagat, one of the most well-known names in restaurant reviews. Zagat is best known for its small guidebooks that offer reviews and recommendations on restaurants around the world. Zagat was founded in 1979, and includes ratings and reviews submitted by 350,000 surveyors.
buyer: Google Inc.(GOOG:$55,797.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users.
target: Zagat
With ratings and reviews based on the opinions of over 350,000 surveyors from around the globe, Zagat has become the world's most trusted source to help consumers make informed decisions about restaurants, nightspots, hotels, attractions and other leisure activities.
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closed 4/3/2008 via PR Newswire

Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc., purchased media and merchandising business from Emeril's Homebase

synopsis: Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. has completed the acquisition of Chef Emeril Lagasse's media and merchandising business. Lagasse retains his restaurant and foundation-related assets.
buyer: Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc.(MSO:$221.43)
Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. is a diversified media and merchandising company, inspiring and engaging consumers with unique content and distinctive products. The Publishing segment encompasses four magazines, including the company's flagship publication, Martha Stewart Living.
seller: Emeril's Homebase
Chef Emeril Lagasse is a national TV personality with broad consumer appeal. He joined the Food Network in 1993 and has hosted over 1600 shows. His programs The Essence of Emeril and Emeril Live reach more than 85 million homes daily.
price ($mm)
$45
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$14
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closed 11/8/2012 via BusinessWire

Houghton Mifflin Trade & Reference Division, purchased Culinary, Reference, and CliffsNotes Lines from John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

synopsis: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt announced that its Trade & Reference division has acquired the assets of John Wiley & Sons, Inc.’s culinary portfolio, in addition to classic reference titles Webster’s New World Dictionary and CliffsNotes.
buyer parent:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
buyer: Houghton Mifflin Trade & Reference Division
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s Trade and Reference Division publishes some of the most renowned novels, non-fiction, children’s books and reference works in hardcover, trade paperbacks, ebooks and mobile apps.
seller: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.(JW.A:$1,763.96)
John Wiley & Sons is a global publisher. Wiley and its acquired companies have published the works of more than 450 Nobel laureates in all categories: Literature, Economics, Physiology/Medicine, Physics, Chemistry and Peace.
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closed 8/6/2012 via BNC Analysis

Fitzhenry & Whiteside Ltd., acquired WhiteCap Books

synopsis: Canadian publisher Fitzhenry & Whiteside have acquired Whitecap Books, the British Columbia independent best known for its culinary tites.
buyer: Fitzhenry & Whiteside Ltd.
Founded in 1966 by Robert I Fitzhenry and Cecil L. Whiteside, Fitzhenry & Whiteside has established a solid reputation as a Canadian book distributor to all aspects of the Canadian marketplace.
target: WhiteCap Books
Whitecap Books is one of Canada’s leading independent book publishers. Their diverse list features books on food, wine, gardening, health and well-being, regional history, and regional guidebooks. They publish books for children and youth under our Walrus Books imprint.
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closed 4/30/2009 via Market Wire

Southern Fulfillment Services, acquired Pittman & Davis

synopsis: Pittman & Davis, a catalog gift food company headquartered in Harlingen, Texas, has been acquired by Southern Fulfillment Services LLC, a Vero Beach, Fla.-based food and beverage catalog holding company.
buyer: Southern Fulfillment Services
Southern Fulfillment Services (SFS) is a privately owned Florida based company with production facilities in Vero Beach, Florida and Harlingen, Texas. SFS currently owns multiple catalog brands related to citrus and gourmet food categories.
target: Pittman & Davis
Pittman and Davis is a family owned company that's been in business for over 80 years, specializing in the delivery of wonderfully orchard fresh fruit, smoked meats, cheeses, pastries, candies and other scrumptious gift food items.
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closed 7/2/2007 via PR Newswire

Active Interest Media, acquired The Collector's Guide

synopsis: Active Interest Media, Inc. has acquired The Collector's Guide - an annual guidebook serving art collectors and enthusiasts seeking information about art and culture of New Mexico, AIM president and chief executive officer Efrem "Skip" Zimbalist III announced today.
buyer parent:Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media
Active Interest Media is a consumer enthusiast media company that serves a base of loyal constituents through print, event and online products that connect consumers with their passions. AIM operates in four distinct vertical segments; Healthy Living, Marine, Homebuyer, and Western Art and Living.
target: The Collector's Guide
The Collector's Guide produces and distributes 180,000 copies of its ubiquitous guide every year. Focused comprehensively on the art galleries, museums, artist studios and art events The Collector's Guide boasts an estimated total readership of approximately 450,000.
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closed 8/7/2013 via PR Newswire

BaronsMedia, acquired Pasta.com

synopsis: BaronsMedia.com, a veteran of the online advertising industry offering a wide variety of advertising solutions for Mobile, Video and Display advertisers, has acquired Pasta.com, an authority on the history of pasta, making fresh pasta from scratch, pasta sauces, pasta recipes, "how to" videos and more.
buyer: BaronsMedia
BaronsMedia is an online advertising company providing guidance for all your online marketing needs. Since 2005, BaronsMedia.com has effectively distributed display advertisements on a multitude of websites.
target parent: BaronsMedia
target: Pasta.com
Pasta.com is an authority website on everything Pasta. Pasta.com offers all the necessary information regarding pasta that their users will need to be informed on pasta.
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closed 5/29/2013 via PR Newswire

HarvestMark, acquired ShopWell Solutions Inc

synopsis: YottaMark, Inc. announced that it has acquired substantially all the assets of ShopWell Solutions, Inc., the million shopper-strong personalized food information company. YottaMark will integrate the ShopWell team into its HarvestMark Insights group, and ShopWell's website and mobile applications will become YottaMark branded properties.
buyer parent:YottaMark, Inc.
buyer: HarvestMark
HarvestMark is the industry-leading fresh food insights and traceability platform from YottaMark, Inc. HarvestMark solutions deliver transparency and unmatched insights into the fresh supply chain that drive sales and profit.
target: ShopWell Solutions Inc
ShopWell Solutions, Inc. operates a food information website. It offers nutrition information, customized product scores, and tools that enable users to find better food products for them and their family.
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announced 9/26/2011 via Market Wire

Seamless North America, LLC, will acquire MenuPages

synopsis: Seamless, the nation's leading digital service for ordering delivery and takeout food, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire MenuPages from New York Media LLC. MenuPages is the most comprehensive provider of continuously updated menu content available via mobile and online platforms.
buyer: Seamless North America, LLC
Through its website, mobile web, and native mobile applications for the iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry, Seamless offers full menus, ratings, reviews, and exclusive discounts from an extensive network of restaurants in major cities throughout the US.
target parent: New York Media Holdings, LLC
target: MenuPages
MenuPages is the original and most comprehensive provider of up-to-date menu content on the web. MenuPages serves eight metropolitan markets, providing fresh menus for over 35,000 restaurants.
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closed 8/26/2009 via BusinessWire

Delivery.com, acquired Eats Media

synopsis: Delivery.com announced that it has acquired Eats Media, LLC, a leading restaurant information portal and social networking site for food and dining enthusiasts. Eats has grown rapidly since its creation in 2002, emerging as a leading web and print media company.
buyer parent:Cantor Fitzgerald, & Co.
buyer: Delivery.com
Delivery.com is a premier online destination for fast, reliable and easy ordering of food and other items for local, same-day delivery. Serving customers and merchants in over 1000 markets across the country, Delivery.
target: Eats Media
Eats Media is a leading restaurant information portal and social networking site for dining enthusiasts. Eats’ products include Eats.com, Eats Magazine and College Eats.
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closed 4/29/2009 via PR Newswire

IAC/InterActiveCorp, acquired Urbanspoon

synopsis: IAC has announced the acquisition of Urbanspoon, a leading online local restaurant guide that aggregates restaurant reviews from across the web, from newspapers and professional food critics to bloggers and diners.
buyer: IAC/InterActiveCorp (IACI:$2,016.70)
IAC operates more than 35 leading and diversified Internet businesses across 40 countries... our mission is to harness the power of interactivity to make daily life easier and more productive for people all over the world.
target: Urbanspoon
Urbanspoon is a leading online local restaurant guide that aggregates restaurant reviews from across the web, from newspapers and professional food critics to bloggers and diners.
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closed 8/4/2006 via PR Newswire

Global Menu guide, acquired TheMenuPage

synopsis: Global Menu Guide a leading restaurant locator service announced that it completed a 100% acquisition of http://www.TheMenuPage.com and will integrate its entire catalog of restaurant venues onto the Global platform immediately. Keith Cook founder of TMP will become Vice President, Western Region for the US Menu Guide Division.
buyer: Global Menu guide
An international online restaurant guide and location service that provides an instant connection to photos, menus, wine lists, chef bios and other pertinent data significantly enhancing the user experience in locating and selecting venues for dinners, meetings and other special events.
target: TheMenuPage
The Menu Page is an online restaurant guide.
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closed 10/21/2013 via BusinessWire

Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp., purchased Entertainment Unit GVE from Gaiam

synopsis: Cinedigm Corp. announced it closed the previously announced acquisition of Gaiam, Inc.’s entertainment unit, known as “GVE,” a leading distributor of home entertainment brands and content, for $51.5 million.
buyer: Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp.(CIDM:$86.80)
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.
seller: Gaiam(GAIA:$210.87)
Gaiam, Inc.’s entertainment unit, known as “GVE,” is a leading distributor of home entertainment brands and content.
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$49
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closed 7/19/2013 via PR Newswire

Foley Family Wines, acquired Touring & Tasting

synopsis: Bill Foley, founder of Foley Family Wines, announced that he has acquired Touring & Tasting Marketing and Media, the industry leader in wine tourism. In addition to producing the renowned, national Touring & Tasting magazine, the company provides turnkey, multi-tiered marketing and promotional programs to wine country businesses.
buyer: Foley Family Wines
Established in 1996 by Bill Foley with the acquisition of Lincourt Vineyards in California's Santa Ynez Valley, Foley Family Wines has grown to become a major producer, marketer, and distributor of highly-acclaimed, handcrafted wines from many of the world's great vineyards.
target: Touring & Tasting
Established in 1995, Touring & Tasting offers an array of compelling marketing and new media opportunities through its biannual, nationally distributed magazine; new multi-platform tools; wine club services; weekly e-newsletter; print newsletter; and Website.
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closed 7/24/2012 via BNC Analysis

Madavor Media LLC, acquired Gluten-Free Living

synopsis: Boston-based Madavor Media, a privately held enthusiast publishing company, acquired the Gluten-Free Living brand, including the magazine, website and digital properties.
buyer: Madavor Media LLC
Madavor Media, through its print and digital magazines, trade shows, websites, e-mail newsletters, and other partnerships across the publishing industry, offers unique ways to communicate with passionate consumers eager to learn more about products and events related to their interests.
target: Gluten-Free Living
Gluten-Free Living is a leader in providing practical, reliable information about the gluten-free diet. Gluten-Free Living features thoroughly-researched articles that have set the standard for accuracy in dietary information and guidance.
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closed 6/27/2011 via PR Newswire

Meredith Corporation, acquired EatingWell Media Group

synopsis: Meredith Corporation significantly enhanced its leadership position in the food media marketplace with the announcement of (1) the acquisition of the EatingWell Media Group, a multichannel brand focused on healthy eating; and (2) the launch of Recipe.com, a brand that pairs recipes with digital coupons and savings.
buyer: Meredith Corporation(MDP:$1,471.34)
Meredith Corporation is the leading media and marketing company serving American women. Meredith combines well-known national brands - including Better Homes and Gardens, Parents, Ladies' Home Journal, Family Circle, Fitness and More - with local television brands in fast growing markets.
target: EatingWell Media Group
EatingWell Media Group is a fast-growing multimedia company with the mission of delivering the information and inspiration people need to make healthy eating a way of life.
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$28
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closed 6/15/2010 via BusinessWire

M. Shanken Communications, acquired Malt Advocate, Inc.

synopsis: M. Shanken Communications, Inc. has announced the acquisition of Malt Advocate, Inc., a publishing and events company specializing in high-end whisky and other spirits. The deal brings Malt Advocate magazine and WhiskyFest events under the M. Shanken umbrella, creating new synergies for both companies.
buyer: M. Shanken Communications
M. Shanken Communications, Inc. publishes consumer and trade magazines including Wine Spectator, Cigar Aficionado, Food Arts, Market Watch and Impact. The company also stages events around the country, including Cigar Aficionado’s Big Smokes, the Wine Spectator’s Wine Experiences and Grand Tours.
target: Malt Advocate, Inc.
Malt Advocate magazine is America's leading whisky magazine. It's the number one source for whisky information, education and entertainment for whisky enthusiasts.
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announced 7/11/2008 via PR Newswire

Najafi Companies, will acquire Direct Group North America

synopsis: Najafi Companies, a Phoenix, Arizona-based private investment company, has agreed to acquire the direct-to-consumer business, Direct Group North America, from Bertelsmann AG the two companies announced today. The sale agreement, which was entered into earlier this week, is expected to close in the third quarter of 2008.
buyer: Najafi Companies
Najafi Companies is a private investment firm based in Phoenix, Arizona. The firm makes highly-selective investments up to $1 billion in size in companies with strong management teams across a variety of industries, and often in industries out of popular favor.
target parent: Bertelsmann AG
target: Direct Group North America
Direct Group North America is one of the largest direct-to-consumer distributors of media products in the U.S. The company is home to such marketing-leading book, DVD and music club brands as Doubleday Book Club, Book-of-the-Month Club, Mystery Guild and Columbia House.
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closed 12/20/2013 via BNC Analysis

Daniel Kretinsky and Patrik Tkac, acquired Ringier Axel Springer Media AG

synopsis: Entrepreneurs Daniel Kretinsky and Patrik Tkac have bought company Ringier Alex Springer CZ, the biggest publisher of dailies on the Czech market. The company manages an extensive portfolio of over 70 print titles and more than 60 digital offerings in many expanding markets.
buyer: Daniel Kretinsky and Patrik Tkac
Daniel Kretinsky and Patrik Tkac are two businessmen and entrepreneurs in the Czech Republic.
target: Ringier Axel Springer Media AG
Ringier Axel Springer Media AG is a leading integrated multimedia company in Central and Eastern Europe. Ringier Axel Springer Media AG manages an extensive portfolio of over 70 print titles and more than 60 digital offerings in many expanding markets.
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closed 10/24/2012 via PR Newswire

Yelp, acquired Qype

synopsis: Yelp Inc., the company that connects consumers with great local businesses, announced it has acquired Qype, Europe's largest local reviews site where people can share their experiences and give feedback on the consumer decisions they make every day.
buyer: Yelp(YELP:$137.57)
Yelp is an online urban city guide that helps people find cool places to eat, shop, drink, relax and play, based on the informed opinions of a vibrant and active community of locals in the know.
target: Qype
Qype, Europe's largest user-generated local reviews site, was founded in Hamburg in 2006. Qype was founded as a community where people could share their experiences and give feedback on the consumer decisions they make every day.
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$39
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*Price paid does not equal Enterprise Value as the buyer aqcuired less than 100% of target
closed 9/8/2011 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired Zagat

synopsis: Google has acquired Zagat, one of the most well-known names in restaurant reviews. Zagat is best known for its small guidebooks that offer reviews and recommendations on restaurants around the world. Zagat was founded in 1979, and includes ratings and reviews submitted by 350,000 surveyors.
buyer: Google Inc.(GOOG:$55,797.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users.
target: Zagat
With ratings and reviews based on the opinions of over 350,000 surveyors from around the globe, Zagat has become the world's most trusted source to help consumers make informed decisions about restaurants, nightspots, hotels, attractions and other leisure activities.
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closed 2/21/2014 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired Spider.io

synopsis: Spider.io has been acquired by Google. Spider.io is a startup that specialized in weeding out fraudulent clicks around online ads. The three-year old company has tech that will help Google identify bad behavior around their content in video and display ads on the web, to help them get a more accurate picture of what is and isn’t succeeding.
buyer: Google Inc.(GOOG:$55,797.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users.
target: Spider.io
Spider.io is a startup that specialized in weeding out fraudulent clicks around online ads. Spider.io’s tech is designed specifically to detect attacks originating from PCs infected by malware.
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closed 2/16/2014 via Company Press Release

Google Inc., acquired SlickLogin

synopsis: Google has acquired SlickLogin, which allows users to access their secured accounts by utilizing smartphones. The company enables users to authenticate their accounts by placing their smartphones near computers\tablets. It verifies that user’s smartphone is in proximity to their device using its proprietary technology.
buyer: Google Inc.(GOOG:$55,797.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users.
target parent: UpWest Labs
target: SlickLogin
SlickLogin allows users to access their secured accounts by utilizing smartphones. The company enables users to authenticate their accounts by placing their smartphones near computers\tablets. It verifies that user’s smartphone is in proximity to their device using its proprietary technology.
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closed 1/27/2014 via Reuters

Google Inc., acquired DeepMind

synopsis: Google has agreed to acquire privately held artificial intelligence company DeepMind Technologies Ltd. DeepMind combines the best techniques from machine learning and systems neuroscience to build powerful general-purpose learning algorithms.
buyer: Google Inc.(GOOG:$55,797.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users.
target: DeepMind
DeepMind is a cutting edge artificial intelligence company. They combine the best techniques from machine learning and systems neuroscience to build powerful general-purpose learning algorithms.
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closed 1/16/2014 via PE Hub

Google Inc., acquired Impermium

synopsis: Impermium has announced its acquisition by Google. Impermium is a cybersecurity technology startup that protects over 1.5M sites and has processed over 8 billion total transactions. The company’s advanced risk-evaluation platform improves account management by identifying fraudulent registrations, compromised logins, and risky transactions.
buyer: Google Inc.(GOOG:$55,797.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users.
target: Impermium
Impermium is a cybersecurity technology startup that protects over 1.5M sites and has processed over 8 billion total transactions. The company’s advanced risk-evaluation platform improves account management by identifying fraudulent registrations, compromised logins, and risky transactions.
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closed 1/7/2014 via Wall Street Journal

Google Inc., acquired BitSpin

synopsis: The Mountain View, Calif.-based search giant, Google, has quietly acquired Bitspin, the Zurich-based maker of the Timely clock app. The app, which is available on Google’s Play store, provides an array of stylish chronological functions—including an alarm clock, stopwatch and timer—for mobile devices running the Android operating system.
buyer: Google Inc.(GOOG:$55,797.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users.
target: BitSpin
BitSpin is a small team of developers in Switzerland that developed the Timely Alarm Clock. Timely offers a simplified way for people to use their alarm clocks. It also offers synchronisation across multiple devices, and high quality sounds composed by aspiring artist, Sunyo.
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closed 10/22/2013 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired FlexyCore

synopsis: Google, a provider of search and advertising services, has acquired the French startup FlexyCore, a creator of innovative software solutions for smartphones. FlexyCore is best known for its Android performance boosting solution DroidBooster.
buyer: Google Inc.(GOOG:$55,797.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users.
target: FlexyCore
FlexyCore creates innovative software solutions for smartphones and sell two products. FlexyCore’s main product, DroidBooster, is designed to boost the performance of Android devices, in terms of speed and battery life. Ispectrum is a Java SDK for iPhone.
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closed 10/10/2013 via PR Newswire

Google Inc., acquired Flutter

synopsis: WI Harper Group, one of China's first venture capital firms with an exclusive focus on early and expansion stage technology companies, announceed the acquisition of Flutter by Google. Flutter leverages computer vision matched with hand detection to allow users to control computers & mobile devices through simple hand gestures.
buyer: Google Inc.(GOOG:$55,797.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users.
target: Flutter
Flutter software is involved in the development of gesture recognition technology. It interprets gestures made by users in front of their webcams to control programs.
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closed 9/16/2013 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired Bump Technologies, Inc.

synopsis: Bump Technologies Inc., a company that builds mobile applications and application programming interfaces (APIs), has been acquired by Google, a top web property in all major global markets.
buyer: Google Inc.(GOOG:$55,797.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users.
target: Bump Technologies, Inc.
Bump Technologies builds mobile applications and application programming interface (APIs) that allow two smartphones to identify one another and connect by simply being bumped together. The company was founded in 2008 and is based in Mountain View, California.
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closed 9/4/2013 via Yahoo, Inc.

Google Inc., acquired WIMM Labs Incorporated

synopsis: Internet search giant Google Inc. has purchased WIMM Labs, a wearable technology firm, that enables developers and licensees to build various wearable applications and devices. The company provides resources to create software and accessories for developers on its platform.
buyer: Google Inc.(GOOG:$55,797.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users.
target: WIMM Labs Incorporated
WIMM Labs Incorporated offers a wearable platform that enables developers and licensees to build various wearable applications and devices. The company provides resources to create software and accessories for developers on its platform.
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closed 6/11/2013 via Reuters

Google Inc., acquired waze Mobile

synopsis: Google Inc bought Israeli mapping startup Waze, acquiring an online real-time mapping service to safeguard Google's own lead in one of the most crucial aspects of smartphone usage.
buyer: Google Inc.(GOOG:$55,797.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users.
target: waze Mobile
Waze is a social mobile application that enables drivers to build and use real-time road intelligence. The service includes constantly-updated road maps, alerts on traffic and accidents, and data providing users with the fastest route to get to wherever they need to go for free.
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closed 4/24/2013 via Reuters

Google Inc., acquired Wavii, Inc.

synopsis: Google, Inc. has acquired Wavii, the Seattle-based startup behind a news summarization app, for roughly $30 million in cash. The acquisition of Wavii will help Google's plan in enhancing how consumers experience news.
buyer: Google Inc.(GOOG:$55,797.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users.
target: Wavii, Inc.
Wavii, Inc., the Seattle-based startup helps users keep up with everything they care about in a personalized news feed. Wavii automatically creates status updates for users' favorite politicians, celebrities, gadgets, and more.
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closed 4/18/2013 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired Behavio, Inc.

synopsis: Internet search giant Google Inc. has acquired a mobile sensor startup company, Behavio for an undisclosed sum. Behavio was founded by Nadav Aharony, Cody Sumter and Alan Gardner who developed an open source platform that simplifies mobile data collection. It develops apps, which can detect social and behavioral trends in communities.
buyer: Google Inc.(GOOG:$55,797.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users.
target: Behavio, Inc.
Behavio Inc. develops software and services that allow mobile devices to sense, understand, and react to human behavior and context - enabling developers to easily build smart and context-aware apps and services.
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closed 4/4/2013 via BNC Analysis

Arthur Frommer, acquired Frommer's

synopsis: Google has sold Frommer’s back to the founder of the company, Arthur Frommer. Frommer's is a travel guidebook series and one of the bestselling travel guides in America. The series began in 1957 with the publication of Arthur Frommer's book, Europe on $5 a Day.
buyer: Arthur Frommer
Arthur Frommer founded the Frommer’s guidebook series of books in 1957 with one of the first publications called “Europe on $5 a Day.”
target parent: Google Inc.
target: Frommer's
Since the 1957 publication of Arthur Frommer's revolutionary Europe on $5 a Day, the Frommer's collection of travel products has expanded to include over 300 guidebooks as well as this popular Frommers.com Web site, reaffirming Frommer's as the most trusted name in travel today.
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closed 3/15/2013 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired Talaria Technologies,. Inc.

synopsis: Talaria, a company that was building a “new, dynamic web application server with a JIT-based runtime at its heart,” has been acquired by Google. The Talaria team has become part of the Google Cloud Platform team.
buyer: Google Inc.(GOOG:$55,797.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users.
target: Talaria Technologies,. Inc.
Talaria Technologies, Inc. develops web application servers that allows users to build, run, and support websites. The company's server increases the efficiency of websites by allowing developers to use easier and high productivity languages.
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closed 3/12/2013 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired DNN research

synopsis: Google acquired DNNresearch, a young startup founded in Toronto, Canada. DNNresearch Inc. develops voice and image recognition solutions. Google acquired the startup’s research on neural networks to help it go beyond traditional search algorithms in its ability to identify pieces of content, images, voice, text and so on.
buyer: Google Inc.(GOOG:$55,797.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users.
target: DNN research
DNNresearch Inc. develops voice and image recognition solutions and is based in Toronto, Canada.
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closed 2/22/2013 via BNC Analysis

Sky and Sand GmbH, acquired DailyDeal

synopsis: DailyDeal founders Fabian and Ferry Heilemann of Heilemann Ventures GmbH have bought the German language deals site back from Google. DailyDeal operates in Germany, Switzerland and Austria.
buyer: Sky and Sand GmbH
As a team of succesful entrepreneurs with a proven track-record, Heilemann Ventures GmbH provides Seed- and Early-Stage financing for European digital entrepreneurs in the web and mobile space. They are based in Berlin and focus their investment around transaction-driven business models.
target parent: Google Inc.
target: DailyDeal
Founded in 2009, DailyDeal is a German daily deals website that has expanded beyond Germany into Switzerland and Austria. Consumers can find the best deals on travel, entertainment, and much more on DailyDeal.de.
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announced 2/6/2013 via GlobeNewswire

Google Inc., will acquire Channel Intelligence, Inc.

synopsis: Channel Intelligence, Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Google Inc. for $125 million in cash. Channel Intelligence helps marketers outperform online with its CI Boost services: Facebook Platform, Where-to-Buy, Product Search Engines and Shopping Engine solutions.
buyer: Google Inc.(GOOG:$55,797.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users.
target parent: ICG Group, Inc.
target: Channel Intelligence, Inc.
Channel Intelligence is the global ecommerce marketing leader at driving product sales online so clients outperform their competition. Leading brands and major retailers use their data-driven services to commerce-enable all of digital marketing assets and to drive product sales online.
price ($mm)
$125
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closed 11/30/2012 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired Bufferbox

synopsis: Google announced their acquisition of YC alumni BufferBox, a Waterloo-based startup that specializes in providing users with temporary lockers to receive delivery of packages from online e-commerce retailers. The company is led by a founding team of three University of Waterloo graduates, Mike McCauley, Aditya Bali and Jay Shah.
buyer: Google Inc.(GOOG:$55,797.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users.
target: Bufferbox
BufferBox is a Canadian startup company from the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada and was co-founded by Jay Shah, Aditya Bali and Mike McCauley. It is a service offering users a temporary parcel pickup station for packages ordered online.
price ($mm)
$17
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closed 11/29/2012 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired Incentive Targeting

synopsis: Internet search giant Google, Inc has acquired Online coupon start-up Incentive Targeting, Inc. The company's patent-pending technology allows non-technical marketing executives to design sophisticated, relevant promotions—and helps measure return on investment in real time—directly over the Internet.
buyer: Google Inc.(GOOG:$55,797.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users.
target: Incentive Targeting
Founded in February of 2007, Incentive Targeting partners with retail chains to provide a targeted marketing service to manufacturers of grocery and consumer products.
price ($mm)
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closed 10/4/2012 via BNC Analysis

Motorola Mobility Holdings, Inc, acquired Viewdle, Inc.

synopsis: Motorola Mobility has acquired image and gesture recognition firm Viewdle. Viewdle sits between the camera and the consumer—introducing new user experiences in mobile interaction, augmented reality, photo management, gaming, social networking, and marketing.
buyer parent:Google Inc.
buyer: Motorola Mobility Holdings, Inc(MMI:$11,460.00)
Motorola Mobility, Inc. fuses innovative technology with human insights. Its portfolio includes converged mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets; wireless accessories; end-to-end video and data delivery; and management solutions, including set-tops and data-access devices.
target: Viewdle, Inc.
Based in Silicon Valley, Viewdle is the only independent, mobile-focused computer vision company. Viewdle sits between the camera and the consumer—introducing new user experiences in mobile interaction, augmented reality, photo management, gaming, social networking, and marketing.
price ($mm)
$45
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/26/2013 via PR Newswire

Yippy, Inc., will acquire Gigablast, Inc.

synopsis: Yippy, Inc., a unified search company known for its search clustering technology and eDiscovery tools, announced that it has agreed to acquire Gigablast, Inc. through a letter of intent with binding provisions. Gigablast provides Internet search services for both consumers and businesses.
buyer: Yippy, Inc.(YIPI:$0.77)
Based in Fort Myers, FL, Yippy, Inc. is a technology company specializing in the development of search, data normalization and aggregation through application service environments for consumer and enterprise markets.
target: Gigablast, Inc.
Gigablast is an independent, algorithmic, Internet search engine that provides Internet search services for both consumers (at www.gigablast.com) and businesses (via an XML search feed or through the Gigablast customized Hosted Search offering).
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closed 2/22/2013 via BNC Analysis

Searchmetrics, acquired W3 Solutions GmbH

synopsis: Searchmetrics, the world leader in search and social analytics software, has completed the acquisition of German search engine technology specialist, W3 Solutions.
buyer: Searchmetrics
Searchmetrics uses the most advanced engineering to move a company up the search engine ranks. Its integrated suite of search analytics tools accesses the largest and freshest database − 100 million keywords and 75 million domains.
target: W3 Solutions GmbH
W3 Solutions GmbH provides site search engine technology. The company offers SiteSearch, a search engine to ensure customers find content they are searching for.
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closed 4/25/2012 via BusinessWire

Cosmi Corporation, acquired ValuSoft, Inc.

synopsis: Cosmi has announced the acquisition of Chaska, Minnesota-based ValuSoft, the PC value line of THQ Inc. The combination will make the new ValuSoft+Cosmi venture the second largest U.S. Retail Publisher of PC Games in units sold and the #1 Retail Publisher in the Value Software Category by units sold.
buyer parent:Cosmi Finance, LLC
buyer: Cosmi Corporation
Cosmi Corporation publishes and distributes physical and digital PC software solutions. Its portfolio includes titles/products that span office, graphics, productivity, education, games, languages, business, security, and utilities categories. The company also offers standard displays.
target parent: THQ, Inc.
target: ValuSoft, Inc.
ValuSoft, Inc. publishes and distributes interactive entertainment and productivity software for the casual computer user. The company markets a variety of products ranging from racing simulations, family entertainment, war games, and hunting simulations to home productivity and office products.
price ($mm)
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closed 7/25/2005 via BNC Analysis

Yahoo! Inc., acquired Pixoria, Inc.

synopsis: Hoping to pave a new path to its popular Web site, Yahoo Inc. has acquired Konfabulator, a tiny software maker that provides a computer platform for monitoring the weather, stock prices and a wealth of other customized information without opening a Web browser.
buyer: Yahoo! Inc.(YHOO:$4,760.40)
Yahoo! Inc. is a leading global internet brand and one of the most trafficked Internet destinations worldwide. Yahoo!’s mission is to connect people to their passions, their communities and world’s knowledge. Yahoo! is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.
target: Pixoria, Inc.
Konfabulator is a JavaScript runtime engine for Windows and Mac OS X that lets you run little files called Widgets that can do pretty much whatever you want them to. Widgets can be alarm clocks, calculators, can tell you your WiFi signal strength, will fetch the latest stock quotes for your preferre
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announced 6/20/2012 via BNC Analysis

News Limited, will acquire Consolidated Media Holdings

synopsis: Consolidated Media Holdings Ltd will acquire News Limited, a company that operates as an online newspaper publishing company. It operates NEWS.com.au, a news network, which offers entertainment, business, sports, and travel news, as well as delivers media coverage reports with blogs and user generated forums.
buyer parent:News Corporation
buyer: News Limited
News Limited operates as an online newspaper publishing company. It operates NEWS.com.au, a news network, which offers entertainment, business, sports, and travel news, as well as delivers media coverage reports with blogs and user generated forums.
target: Consolidated Media Holdings(CMJFF:$11.64)
Consolidated Media Holdings Limited (CMH) is a media investment company, investing in key new media. CMH has a 25 per cent investment in Australia's leading subscription television business FOXTEL and a 50 per cent investment in subscription television content provider FOX SPORTS Australia.
price($mm)[EV]
$1,976 [$2,114]
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
$86
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
24.7x
announced 12/20/2012 via BNC Analysis

Scandinavia Online ASA, will acquire kvasir.no

synopsis: Eniro Norge AS signed an agreement to divest web search engine Kvasir.no to Scandinavia Online AS. Kvasir ANS operates as a web search engine.
buyer: Scandinavia Online ASA
Scandinavia Online is a web portal that has fresh news, utility services and communications between users. SOL ® also offers individual services that target the young. These services work to a greater degree of entertainment, socialization, and user involvement.
target parent: Eniro AB
target: kvasir.no
Kvasir operates as a web search engine and is based in Oslo, Norway.
price ($mm)
$3.38
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/9/2012 via BNC Analysis

Libero Srl, acquired Matrix S.p.A.

synopsis: Italy's Telecom Italia SpA has sold Internet unit Matrix, one of Italy's major digital advertising players, to web portal Libero Srl. Matrix is a pioneer in the Italian internet market and the owner of one of the main Italian internet portals, Virgilio, provider of interactivie services, itineraries and directions.
buyer parent:Weather Investments II S.a.r.l
buyer: Libero Srl
Created on July 13, 1999 as Italy’s first Internet and e-mail portal, libero.it boasts one of the largest Italian Internet community, with more than 13 million unique users per month and 8.5 million active e-mail accounts.
target parent: Telecom Italia
target: Matrix S.p.A.
Matrix is a pioneer in the Italian internet market and the owner of one of the main Italian internet portals, Virgilio, provider of interactivie services, itineraries and directions. Matrix is also one of Italy's major digital advertising players.
price ($mm)
$109
rev ($mm)
$118
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.9x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/16/2010 via PR Newswire

Generation Zero Group, Inc., acquired Find.com

synopsis: Generation Zero Group, Inc. announced that it has completed the negotiation of all acquisition and financing documents related to the acquisition of Find.com. The Find.com acquisition requires the approval of 75% of certain parties that control the domain name.
buyer: Generation Zero Group, Inc.
Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Generation Zero Group, Inc. is focused on having controlling or significant ownership interests in Premium Domain names, next-generation Technologies and Businesses with strong growth potential.
target: Find.com
Find.com is a search engine and a directory.
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closed 5/14/2010 via PR Newswire

Yippy, Inc., acquired Clusty.com

synopsis: Yippy, Inc., "Yippy", formerly Cinnabar Ventures, Inc. announces the completed acquisition of Clusty.com, an award-winning metasearch engine developed by Vivisimo, a industry leader in information optimization and enterprise search.
buyer: Yippy, Inc.(YIPI:$0.77)
Based in Fort Myers Florida, Yippy, Inc. formerly known as Cinnabar Ventures, Inc., www.yippy.com, is a new economy technology company that develops technologies and application services environments for both Consumer and Commercial market segments.
target parent: Vivisimo, Inc.
target: Clusty.com
Clusty is a whole new way to search the web. Clusty queries several top search engines, combines the results, and generates an ordered list based on comparative ranking. This "metasearch" approach helps raise the best results to the top and push search engine spam to the bottom.
price ($mm)
$5.55
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/16/2009 via BusinessWire

Centaurus Resources, Inc., merged with Kahzam, Inc.

synopsis: Kahzam, an emerging leader in the Fourth-Wave pay-per-click online advertising field, has just completed a reverse merger with Centaurus Resources, Inc., a Delaware corporation. Kahzam is fielding a comprehensive platform of next-generation online search and portal services, targeted for the $30 billion dollar Association and Affinity Group market.
buyer: Centaurus Resources, Inc.
Centaurus Resources, Inc. is an inactive mining firm originally incorporated in Delaware in July 2007.
target: Kahzam, Inc.
Kahzam delivers a comprehensive, fully integrated, multimedia-driven search and portal platform to the Association, Affinity Group, Enterprise and Web Privacy markets.
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closed 7/19/2005 via PR Newswire

IAC/InterActiveCorp, acquired Ask Jeeves, Inc.

synopsis: IAC/InterActiveCorp today announced the successful completion of its acquisition of Ask Jeeves, a leading provider of information retrieval technologies, brands and Internet advertising services.
buyer: IAC/InterActiveCorp (IACI:$2,016.70)
IAC operates more than 35 leading and diversified Internet businesses across 40 countries... our mission is to harness the power of interactivity to make daily life easier and more productive for people all over the world.
target: Ask Jeeves, Inc.
Ask.com is a leading search engine on the Web. Millions of people turn to Ask.com to get what they are looking for online everyday. Founded as Ask Jeeves in 1996 and renamed Ask.com in February 2005, Ask.com is recognized for innovation in search technology and search interface design.
price ($mm)
$1,911
rev ($mm)
$261
EBITDA ($mm)
$66
EV / rev
7.3x
EV / EBITDA
29.0x
closed 5/6/2004 via PR Newswire

Ask Jeeves, Inc., acquired Interactive Search Holdings

synopsis: Ask Jeeves, Inc., a leading provider of information retrieval technologies, brands and Internet advertising services, today announced it has closed the acquisition of privately-held Interactive Search Holdings, Inc.
buyer parent:IAC/InterActiveCorp
buyer: Ask Jeeves, Inc.
Ask.com is a leading search engine on the Web. Millions of people turn to Ask.com to get what they are looking for online everyday. Founded as Ask Jeeves in 1996 and renamed Ask.com in February 2005, Ask.com is recognized for innovation in search technology and search interface design.
target: Interactive Search Holdings
Interactive Search Holdings, whose properties and brands include My Way, My Search, My Web Search, Excite, iWon, MaxOnline, and Focus Interactive, is: One of the world's largest privately-held online search and media companies One of the world's fastest growing search-related companies - 700 millio
price ($mm)
$493
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/3/2004 via PR Newswire

MailCreations.com, Inc., acquired SeekOver.com

synopsis: MailCreations.com, Inc. (http://www.mailcreations.com) today announced the successful completion of its acquisition of SeekOver.com (http://www.seekover.com), a Florida-based meta-search engine that serves targeted banners and cost-per-click searches through a variety of advertising partners.
buyer parent:livedoor Co., Ltd
buyer: MailCreations.com, Inc.
MailCreations.com is a leading provider of Permission-based direct marketing services that enable marketers to segment and target promotional campaigns to consumers.
target: SeekOver.com
seekover.com search service technology that relies on the databases of others search engines to find anything in the web.
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closed 7/1/2004 via BusinessWire

Espotting Media merged with FINDWHAT.COM,

synopsis: FINDWHAT.COM (NASDAQ:FWHT), a leading developer and provider of performance-based marketing and commerce enabling services, and ESPOTTING MEDIA, INC., a leading paid listings provider in Europe, today announced the completion of the merger between the two companies.
buyer: FINDWHAT.COM(VTRO:$35.89)
Vertro, Inc. is a software and technology company that owns and operates the ALOT product portfolio. ALOT's products are designed to 'Make the Internet Easy' by enhancing the way consumers engage with content online.
target: Espotting Media
We do this through the second most popular activity on the web - search. How do we do this? It's quite simple. Espotting provide consumers with access to highly targeted search results from thousands of the world's most popular brand names including Orange, Go Airlines, British Airways, Norwich Uni
price ($mm)
$178
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/4/2004 via PR Newswire

InfoSpace, Inc., acquired Switchboard

synopsis: Switchboard Incorporated SWBD, a leading provider of local online advertising solutions and internet-based yellow pages, today announced that InfoSpace, Inc. INSP has completed the acquisition of the Company in accordance with the terms of the definitive agreement announced March 26, 2004.
buyer: InfoSpace, Inc.(BCOR:$406.92)
InfoSpace, Inc. is a leading developer of tools and technologies to help people discover and enjoy content and information – whether on a mobile phone or on the PC. InfoSpace uses its proprietary metasearch technology to power a portfolio of branded Web sites.
target: Switchboard
Switchboard is a leading provider of local online advertising solutions and Internet-based yellow pages, interconnecting consumers, merchants and national advertisers. Switchboard helps consumers quickly and easily find and compare local businesses offering specific products and services.
price ($mm)
$95
rev ($mm)
$15
EBITDA ($mm)
$3
EV / rev
6.3x
EV / EBITDA
36.2x
closed 11/9/2005 via BusinessWire

RCM Technologies, Inc., acquired Soltre Technology, Inc.

synopsis: RCM Technologies, Inc. announced the completion of its acquisition of Soltre Technology Inc., a Los Angeles-based application service provider dedicated to Oracle technology and specializing in systems integration, applications management and outsourcing, and hosting. Soltre is an Oracle Certified Advantage Partner and Oracle SMB Reseller.
buyer: RCM Technologies, Inc.(RCMT:$143.81)
RCM Technologies is a leading provider of IT Business Solutions and Professional Engineering Services to over 1,000 clients in the commercial and government sectors.
target: Soltre Technology, Inc.
Soltre offers complete end-to-end solutions at an affordable price including a pre-configured and pre-integrated Oracle 11i Applications solution. All of Soltre's solutions are aimed to reduce costs and drastically reduce the customer's time to market.
price ($mm)
$2.51
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/3/2005 via BusinessWire

Motricity, acquired M7 Networks

synopsis: Motricity, Inc., a leading global provider of mobile content and solutions, announced today that it has acquired M7 Networks based in La Jolla, California, in order to continue building on its mission to accelerate the adoption of mobile content worldwide.
buyer: Motricity(MOTR:$121.65)
Motricity is a global leader in Mobile Marketplace Management. Motricity's Fuel™ 5 platform and suite of managed services reduce the time-to-market for new mobile services, create new revenue streams and improve brand loyalty through expert mobile merchandising and customer relationship management.
target: M7 Networks
M7 Networks is a neutral, trusted partner providing solutions and services for the creation and management of intelligent mobile communities. M7 Networks connects wireless operators, content providers and end users around a wide variety of data-related content such as games and music.
price ($mm)
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closed 10/21/2004 via BusinessWire

The Mobile Media Company AS, acquired Telenor Interactive

synopsis: Telenor Interactive, (www.telenor-interactive.com), a leading provider of mobile applications and messaging services in North America, today announced it has been acquired by The Mobile Media Company AS (www.mobilemedia.com).
buyer parent:SinglePoint
buyer: The Mobile Media Company AS
The Mobile Media Company AS is an independent, global provider of wireless games, interactive entertainment services and mobile marketing applications.
target: Telenor Interactive
Telenor is the pioneer of premium text messaging and a leading provider of mobile interactive service. In July last year, we were the first company in the US to launch premium text messaging services with ABC TV's All My Children soap opera. Since then we have launched text to screen, text based ga
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Wenner Media LLC
Wenner Media LLC
More than three decades after its first issue, Wenner Mediar's flagship magazine Rolling Stone remains an icon of pop culture. Wenner Media also publishes Men's Journal, featuring stories of high adventure in the great outdoors.
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American Media Inc.
American Media Inc.
American Media, Inc. owns and operates the leading print and digital celebrity and health and fitness media brands in the United States. AMI's titles include Star, OK!, National Enquirer, Globe, Soap Opera Digest, Shape, Men's Fitness, Muscle & Fitness, Flex, Muscle & Fitness Hers, and more.
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M. Shanken Communications
M. Shanken Communications
M. Shanken Communications, Inc. publishes consumer and trade magazines including Wine Spectator, Cigar Aficionado, Food Arts, Market Watch and Impact. The company also stages events around the country, including Cigar Aficionado’s Big Smokes, the Wine Spectator’s Wine Experiences and Grand Tours.
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Design Guide Publishing Ltd.
Publisher of the Dallas-Fort Worth Design Guide and the Austin Design Guide, and Publisher of Home Improvement.
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Frommer's
Frommer's
Since the 1957 publication of Arthur Frommer's revolutionary Europe on $5 a Day, the Frommer's collection of travel products has expanded to include over 300 guidebooks as well as this popular Frommers.com Web site, reaffirming Frommer's as the most trusted name in travel today.
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Centerplate, Inc.
Centerplate, Inc.
Centerplate is one of the largest hospitality companies in the world, with 250 North American sports, entertainment and convention venues. It is the largest food service provider for the NFL, a major provider to professional baseball, and partner with 6 of the top 10 most active convention centers.
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Tout'd
Tout'd
Tout'd is the “Digital Word-of-Mouth” social media platform and referral engine that allows exclusive communities of friends to easily collect and share recommendations.
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Google Inc.
Google Inc.
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users.
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2013
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$55,797.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$17,004.00
EBIT ($mm)
$13,364.00
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$11,636.00
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Gigablast, Inc.
Gigablast, Inc.
Gigablast is an independent, algorithmic, Internet search engine that provides Internet search services for both consumers (at www.gigablast.com) and businesses (via an XML search feed or through the Gigablast customized Hosted Search offering).
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Opera Software
Opera Software
Opera Software makes web browsers for desktop computers, mobile phones and tablets, and connected devices such as TVs. Their business also includes mobile advertising services and solutions. Their aim is to give users the best internet experience on any device and any platform.
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2013
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$300.10
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$82.50
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$61.70
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$60.30
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DoApp, Inc.
DoApp Inc. is mobile and web applications company. Based in Minneapolis, it was founded in May 2007 by an early Google employee. The company develops consumer and business apps that help people do useful things, make them more productive, and enhance their online & mobile life.
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Apple, Inc.
Apple, Inc.
Apple Inc. designs, manufactures and markets mobile communication and media devices, personal computers, and portable digital music players, and a variety of related software, services, peripherals, networking solutions, and third-party digital content and applications.
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2013
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$169,404.00
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$55,868.00
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$49,913.00
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$37,748.00
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Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft Corporation
Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Microsoft develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a range of software products and services for various computing devices worldwide.
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2013
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$77,849.00
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$30,103.00
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$26,764.00
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$21,863.00
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Red Hat, Inc.
Red Hat, Inc.
Red Hat is the world's leading provider of open source software solutions, taking a community-powered approach to reliable and high-performing cloud, Linux, middleware, storage and virtualization technologies. Red Hat also offers award-winning support, training, and consulting services.
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2012
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$1,133.10
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$251.29
EBIT ($mm)
$199.91
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$146.63
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4500
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Time Warner, Inc.
Time Warner, Inc.
Time Warner Inc., a global leader in media and entertainment with businesses in television networks, filmed entertainment, publishing and interactive services, uses its industry-leading operating scale and brands to create, package and deliver high-quality content worldwide.
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2012
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$28,729.00
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$7,185.00
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$6,293.00
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$3,019.00
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34000
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Yahoo! Inc.
Yahoo! Inc.
Yahoo! Inc. is the premier digital media company, creating deeply personal digital experiences that keep more than half a billion people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the globe.
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2013
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$4,760.40
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$1,186.80
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$678.30
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$1,290.40
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Baidu.com, Inc.
Baidu.com, Inc.
Baidu is the leading Chinese language Internet search provider. As a technology-based media company, it aims to provide the best way for people to find information. Baidu not only serves Internet search users, but also provides an effective platform for businesses to reach potential customers.
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2013
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$4,738.47
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$2,130.23
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$1,862.04
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$1,735.16
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Naver {duplicate}
NAVER Corporation is Korea’s premier Internet company, operating the nation’s top search portal “Naver”, Korea’s first online children’s portal “Jr. Naver”, and the nation’s first online donation portal “Happybean”.
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2013
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$2,306.00
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$754.40
EBIT ($mm)
$657.00
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$504.00
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Naver Corporation
Naver Corporation
Naver Corporation is an Internet content service operator headquartered in Seongnam, South Korea. It operates the Naver search portal and Hangame gaming services. Its spinoff companies in Japan operate the Line messaging service in addition to offering Japanese versions of Naver and Hangame.
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2013
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$2,306.00
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$754.40
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$657.00
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$504.00
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Yandex N.V.
Yandex N.V.
Yandex is one of the largest internet companies in Europe, operating Russia’s most popular search engine and its most visited website. According to LiveInternet, as of December 2013, we generated 61.9% of all search traffic in Russia.
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$1,088.98
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$455.75
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$353.89
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$371.45
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Sohu.com Inc.
Sohu.com Inc.
Sohu.com is China's premier online brand and indispensable to the daily life of millions of Chinese, providing a network of web properties and community based/web 2.0 products which offer the vast Sohu user community a broad array of choices regarding information, entertainment and communication.
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2011
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$852.09
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$351.66
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$281.81
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$162.74
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8035
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Blucora, Inc.
Blucora, Inc.
Blucora operates two leading Internet businesses. Its InfoSpace business provides online search and monetization solutions to a network of more than 100 global partners. Through TaxACT, they provide online tax preparation solutions to consumers and professional preparers.
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$406.92
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$43.31
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$22.53
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