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closed 3/14/2013 via BNC Analysis

Facebook, acquired Hot Studio

synopsis: Facebook announced that it has acquired Hot Studio, a design agency based in San Francisco and New York, to build new tools for brands and businesses on the social network. Its services include brand strategy, data visualization, mobile apps, and much more.
buyer: Facebook(FB:$7,872.00)
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world.
target: Hot Studio
Hot Studio is a leading experience design company. Its services include: Strategy (customer experience, brand strategy, content strategy); Design (brand identity, application design, web design); and Technology (web applications, open source, R&D).
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announced 4/3/2014 via PR Newswire

Resource Interactive LLC, will acquire Ammirati

synopsis: Resource, the country's largest privately-held digital marketing firm, announced plans to acquire New York-based creative agency Ammirati. The move brings together two entrepreneurial and proudly independent companies to create a new breed creative agency with 400+ associates spanning five offices.
buyer: Resource Interactive LLC
Resource is the country's largest independent, digitally led marketing agency, with 350 employees and offices in Columbus, Chicago, Cincinnati and San Francisco. Resource builds OPEN Brands that empower consumers and deliver results through creativity, technology and content.
target: Ammirati
Ammirati is an independent marketing company that creatively solves business problems for their clients. Ammirati serves as a strategic partner with core capabilities in advertising, design, interactive and shopper marketing.
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closed 3/26/2014 via Market Watch

WPP Group, plc, acquired XMKT Group

synopsis: Advertising company WPP PLC said that it has agreed to acquire Shanghai, China, headquartered XMKT Group, a marketing services agency, for an undisclosed sum. XMKT is a professional marketing sevices agency specializing in experiential marketing solutions.
buyer: WPP Group, plc(WPPGY:$18,191.33)
WPP, through its operating companies, provides a comprehensive range of advertising and marketing services including: advertising; media investment management; public relations and public affairs; branding and identity; healthcare communications; direct marketing and specialist communications.
target: XMKT Group
XMKT is a professional marketing sevices agency specializing in experiential marketing solution development and management.
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$21
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closed 2/18/2014 via Market Wire

Illuminati Studios, acquired SolutionIQ

synopsis: Digital marketing agency, Illuminati Studios, has acquired SolutionIQ, LLC, a Florida-based marketing firm. The transaction brings together a skilled team with expertise in marketing strategy, design, technology, public relations and content; offering integrated digital marketing solutions to clients.
buyer: Illuminati Studios
Illuminati Studios is a full-service digital marketing agency with in-house experts in marketing, media, creative and technology. At Illuminati Studios, they focus their talents and experience to deliver bright ideas and brilliant results that help companies shine.
target: SolutionIQ
SolutionIQ works with small- to mid-size businesses, as an experienced marketing team and extension of their staff. They connect customers to businesses through smart, local marketing tactics.
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announced 1/31/2014 via BNC Analysis

SponsorsOne Inc., will acquire NFU Inc.

synopsis: SponsorsOne Inc, the new marketplace for social sponsorship and commerce, is pleased to announce that it has entered into a term sheet to acquire NFU Inc., a Toronto-based digital marketing and creative agency. NFU Inc. designs custom programs to nurture unwavering brand affinity.
buyer: SponsorsOne Inc.
SponsorsCloud is a social sponsorship platform that empowers brands to sponsor their enthusiasts. It includes all the tools for marketers and their agencies to conceive and launch social sponsorship campaigns that identifies, rewards and sponsors enthusiasts.
target: NFU Inc.
NFU Inc. is an experiential marketing agency that specializes in creating unique experiential encounters where brands own the moment, cementing their relationship with consumers. NFU Inc. designs custom programs to nurture unwavering brand affinity.
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announced 12/18/2013 via BNC Analysis

Grey Advertising Inc., will acquire RC&M

synopsis: Grey Advertising has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Indian rural communications and marketing services provider RC&M. RC&M is a marketing consultancy specializing in experiential marketing and communication.
buyer parent:WPP Group, plc
buyer: Grey Advertising Inc.
Grey Advertising, with 121 offices in 116 citiies in 94 countries, ranks among the largest global advertising companies. It is a full-service agency with a total offering that delivers best-in-class brand communications in every channel.
target: RC&M
RC&M is a marketing consultancy specializing in experiential marketing and communication. The agency’s ideas to connect, converse, relate to and be friends with distinct Indian consumers across the country are endorsed by leading multinational and national brands.
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closed 11/11/2013 via PR Newswire

Match Marketing Group, acquired Circle One Marketing

synopsis: Match Marketing Group, North America's leading shopper marketing agency, has acquired Circle One Marketing of Norwalk CT. Circle One Marketing has evolved into a leading shopper marketing agency with expertise in areas such as interactive and viral marketing.
buyer: Match Marketing Group
Match Marketing Group, a leading shopper marketing and brand engagement agency based in Toronto, delivers innovative below-the-line marketing, sales and retail solutions to North America’s leading brands. Its client roster includes Fortune 100 companies across all major industry categories.
target: Circle One Marketing
Circle One Marketing, founded in 2001, has evolved into a leading shopper marketing agency with expertise in areas such as interactive and viral marketing. Circle One has an enviable reputation as an agency that starts with a penetrating insight and creates powerful campaigns across a mix of media.
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closed 11/11/2013 via PR Newswire

Allied Integrated Marketing, acquired Grand Central Marketing

synopsis: Allied Integrated Marketing, a full-service integrated marketing agency specializing in delivering targeted programs on a local, regional or national basis focused on the entertainment industry and consumer brands, announced that it has acquired Grand Central Marketing, Inc., one of the leading experiential marketing firms in the U.S.
buyer parent:Terry Hines & Associates Inc.
buyer: Allied Integrated Marketing
Allied Integrated Marketing delivers innovative campaigns on a local, regional and national basis, utilizing its network of 21 offices in the U.S. and Canada. Allied works with many of the best brands in entertainment and consumer marketing.
target: Grand Central Marketing
Grand Central Marketing is a leader in producing experiential marketing campaigns and brand-building events that generate national press coverage, social media buzz, consumer loyalty and sales.
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closed 9/5/2013 via BusinessWire

CROSSMARK, Inc., acquired Marketing Werks, Inc.

synopsis: CROSSMARK, a leading sales and marketing services company, has finalized the acquisition of Marketing Werks, the largest independent consumer-engagement company in the country. The acquisition signals the agencies’ shared objective to be a client’s total field marketing solutions provider.
buyer: CROSSMARK, Inc.
CROSSMARK is a leading sales and marketing services company in the consumer goods industry, providing growth solutions with exceptional service to manufacturers and retailers. They help the most powerful brands in the world achieve their business objectives across a wide range of retail channels.
target: Marketing Werks, Inc.
Marketing Werks, Inc. is the largest independent consumer-engagement company in the United States. It offers multi-cultural, youth, event, mobile, and experiential marketing services, as well as retail sales program, press release and media support, and re-marketing services.
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closed 7/15/2013 via Company Press Release

Wasserman Media Group, LLC, acquired Ignite Europe Limited

synopsis: Ignite has joined global sports and entertainment specialist Wasserman Media Group. Since launching in 2002, Ignite has provided brand experiences for clients such as the NFL, Tesco and Vodafone and produced more than 10,000 event activations in more than 50 countries, pioneering the fusion of live events with digital and social media.
buyer: Wasserman Media Group, LLC
Wasserman Media Goup is a global sports and entertainment marketing company with leadership positions in athlete management, property representation, consulting and digital content.
target: Ignite Europe Limited
Ignite pioneered the fusion of live events with digital and social media. It has provided brand experiences for clients and produced more than 10,000 event activations, pioneering the fusion of live events with digital and social media.
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closed 6/5/2013 via BNC Analysis

Match Marketing Group, acquired SVM Inc.

synopsis: Match Marketing Group, North America's most integrated shopper marketing solutions provider, has acquired SVM of Montreal, Quebec's leading shopper marketing agency. SVM, with offices in Montreal has a strong national presence offering outstanding strategy, creative and promotional retail expertise.
buyer: Match Marketing Group
A leading shopper marketing and brand engagement agency based in Toronto, Match Marketing Group delivers innovative below-the-line marketing, sales and retail solutions to North America’s leading brands. Its client roster includes Fortune 100 companies across all major industry categories.
target: SVM Inc.
Founded in 1998, SVM is a team of shopper marketing experts known for their result-driven, shopper-centric approach. With top management personnel in both Montreal and Toronto, its agency can also rely on a Pan Canadian network of privileged contacts among the key retail players.
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closed 5/24/2013 via Yahoo, Inc.

Quebecor Inc., acquired Gestev Inc.

synopsis: Quebecor is pleased to announce the acquisition of Gestev, a dynamic sporting and cultural event management company that enjoys a high profile throughout the Québec City area. Since Gestev was founded, its events and festivals have helped catapult the Québec City region on to the international stage.
buyer: Quebecor Inc.((TSX:QBR.A:$2,464.00)
Quebecor is a communications company with operations in North America, Europe, Latin America and India. Its subsidiaries are engaged in commercial printing, cable services, newspapers, broadcasting, music, books, videos, business telecommunications, interactive marketing and Internet portals.
target: Gestev Inc.
Gestev Inc. is an event management company specialized in management of sports and cultural events. Gestev develops and organizes distinctive events that stand out in Québec and internationally.
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closed 5/15/2013 via BNC Analysis

Chime Communications PLC, acquired WARL Group Ltd

synopsis: Marcoms group Chime Communications has acquired London-based shopper marketing agency WARL from its shareholders Marcus Wilcox, Kerry Bateman and Brian Lloyd, for an initial consideration of £4.5m.
buyer: Chime Communications PLC(CICPF:$559.79)
Chime Communications plc, through its subsidiaries, provides public relations, advertising, sports marketing, market research, direct marketing, and design and event management consultancy services in the United Kingdom and internationally.
target: WARL Group Ltd
WARL, which was founded in 1998, is a London-based full service creative agency with a focus on changing consumer behaviour and delivering commercial benefit for brands.
price ($mm)
$6.83
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$7
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closed 5/15/2013 via Company Press Release

CSM Sports and Entertainment, acquired PEOPLE Marketing China

synopsis: CSM Sport & Entertainment announced the acquisition of the Chinese communications and event management company PEOPLE Marketing founded by Irene Cheung. PEOPLE Marketing specialises in communications consultancy, concept development, event and activation management and public relations.
buyer parent:Chime Communications PLC
buyer: CSM Sports and Entertainment
CSM Sport & Entertainment is the fourth largest sports marketing agency in the world, comprising four major, internationally-recognised, operating companies; Essentially, Fast Track, ICON and iLUKA.
target: PEOPLE Marketing China
PEOPLE Marketing is a Chinese communications and event management company founded by Irene Cheung in 2008. PEOPLE Marketing specialises in communications consultancy, concept development, event and activation management and public relations.
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closed 5/9/2013 via BNC Analysis

PS Live, acquired NewWorld Group

synopsis: Dentsu Inc. announced that Aegis Media, one of the two entities under the umbrella of its global operating unit Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., has acquired the NewWorld Group, one of the leading brand activation and events specialists in the Benelux region. NewWorld will become part of Aegis Media's PS Live network.
buyer parent:Dentsu Inc.
buyer: PS Live
PS Live is the only agency that can deploy live content, generated by consumers taking part in their brand experience, to Digital Out of Home networks in one seamless offer.
target: NewWorld Group
NewWorld Group specializes in experiential marketing, live communication and field marketing in the three Benelux countries of Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg.
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closed 4/18/2013 via BNC Analysis

Miroma Ventures, acquired Brandspace Ltd.

synopsis: Miroma Ventures has confirmed the acquisition of Brandspace. Brandspace provides agencies and brands with unrivalled experience of experiential marketing space in high footfall, long dwell-time destinations across the UK. It is known for its pop-up marketing campaigns in shopping centres and airports.
buyer: Miroma Ventures
Miroma Ventures invests in and acquires businesses with a consumer or media focus and the potential for explosive growth. Its portfolio of companies benefit from its capital, high level expertise and global network.
target: Brandspace Ltd.
Brandspace provides agencies and brands with unrivalled experience of experiential marketing space in high footfall, long dwell-time destinations across the UK. It specializes in brokering deals between brands and venues to provide face to face marketing opportunities for promotional activities.
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closed 4/4/2013 via Reuters

McCann Worldgroup, acquired End To End Marketing Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: McCann Worldgroup has acquired Bangalore-based database marketing firm End To End Marketing Solutions Pvt Ltd. End To End is a marketing services agency. Its services include direct marketing, targeted and niche marketing, lead generation, e-mail marketing, telemarketing, demand generation events and channel marketing.
buyer parent:Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
buyer: McCann Worldgroup
McCann Worldgroup delivers marketing solutions that transform brands and grow businesses. The company is comprised of a collaborative roster of best-in-class agencies that emphasize creativity, innovation, and performance, including McCann Erickson; MRM; Momentum; McCann Health; and Craft Worldwide.
target: End To End Marketing Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
End To End Marketing is a database driven integrated marketing services company having a focus on facilitating relevant conversations between clients and their target audience. Its services include direct marketing, event marketing, market intelligence and research, customer relationship management.
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closed 3/14/2013 via Company Press Release

Kubik Inc, purchased US Business from RapierGroup Inc.

synopsis: Kubik Inc. is pleased to announce it has acquired the US business interests of RapierGroup Inc. Rapiergroup, Inc., an events agency, provides live and face-to-face communications in the United States and internationally.
buyer: Kubik Inc
Kubik is a full-service 3D marketing firm specializing in Face-to-Face Experiential Events, Trade Show Exhibits & Museums.
seller: RapierGroup Inc.
Rapiergroup, Inc., an events agency, provides live and face-to-face communications in the United States and internationally. The company offers display solutions, exhibitions and environment, conferences and events, graphics and print, and interactive and digital media.
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closed 1/23/2013 via PR Newswire

MMT, acquired Spectaclar Design Group

synopsis: Metromedia Technologies (MMT) has acquired Spectacular Design Group (SDG). Co-Launched in 2010 by Tony Sinodinos , SDG designs, engineers, develops and produces digital marketing projects across a wide spectrum of venues, focusing on high-end boutique solutions.
buyer: MMT
MetroMedia Technologies (MMT) is a media display company serving the advertising, sports and commercial graphics industries since 1987 with innovative systems and solutions for large format installations.
target: Spectaclar Design Group
Spectacular Design Group is a pioneer firm in the ever-evolving landscape of experiential marketing. Many companies have ambitious visions of how to connect their brands with their customer and fan base. They transform these visions from an idea into an engaging reality on the street.
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closed 1/17/2013 via BusinessWire

Griffin York & Krause, acquired Antler Agency

synopsis: Griffin York & Krause (GY&K), a leading full-service, mid-sized and independent marketing innovation company, announced that it has joined forces with Boston-based social and interactive brand experiences company, Antler Agency, to form a new entity called GY&K Antler as a wholly owned subsidiary of GY&K.
buyer: Griffin York & Krause
Griffin York & Krause is a marketing innovation company that offers services, technology & tools and licensed properties to drive sales for companies in a wide range of vertical industries.
target: Antler Agency
Antler Agency is a true leader in the social media, design and experiential marketing world. For over a decade, their team has worked with consumer-focused brands and businesses of all sizes to help increase sales, create buzz and build community and engagement.
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closed 3/14/2013 via BNC Analysis

Facebook, acquired Hot Studio

synopsis: Facebook announced that it has acquired Hot Studio, a design agency based in San Francisco and New York, to build new tools for brands and businesses on the social network. Its services include brand strategy, data visualization, mobile apps, and much more.
buyer: Facebook(FB:$7,872.00)
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world.
target: Hot Studio
Hot Studio is a leading experience design company. Its services include: Strategy (customer experience, brand strategy, content strategy); Design (brand identity, application design, web design); and Technology (web applications, open source, R&D).
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announced 3/26/2014 via PR Newswire

Facebook, will acquire Oculus VR

synopsis: Facebook announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Oculus VR, Inc., the leader in immersive virtual reality technology. Their first product, the Oculus Rift, is a virtual reality headset that allows one to step inside a digital environment and feel as though they are truly there.
buyer: Facebook(FB:$7,872.00)
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world.
target: Oculus VR
Oculus VR, Inc. is building a next-generation consumer virtual reality platform. The company's first product, the Oculus Rift, is a virtual reality headset that allows one to step inside a digital environment and feel as though they are truly there.
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announced 2/19/2014 via Wall Street Journal

Facebook, will acquire WhatsApp

synopsis: Social networking company Facebook Inc said it would buy mobile messaging company WhatsApp. WhatsApp allows users to send text messages free over the Internet, bypassing wireless carriers that may charge users to send messages over their networks.
buyer: Facebook(FB:$7,872.00)
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world.
target: WhatsApp
WhatsApp Messenger is a cross-platform mobile messaging app which allows users to exchange messages without having to pay for SMS. WhatsApp Messenger is available for iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows Phone and Nokia.
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closed 1/13/2014 via BNC Analysis

Facebook, acquired Branch Media, Inc.

synopsis: Facebook has acquired Branch Media, the startup behind conversation service Branch and link-sharing service Potluck. Branch is a platform for hosting and publishing invite-only conversations. Potluck is a web and mobile app designed for friends to hang out.
buyer: Facebook(FB:$7,872.00)
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world.
target: Branch Media, Inc.
Branch Media is the startup behind conversation service Branch and link-sharing service Potluck. Branch is a platform for hosting and publishing invite-only conversations. Potluck is a web and mobile app designed for friends to hang out.
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closed 1/8/2014 via Reuters

Facebook, acquired Little Eye Labs

synopsis: Facebook Inc has announced acquisition of India-based Little Eye Labs, a startup that builds performance analysis and monitoring tools for mobile Android apps, to boost its technology as it focuses on growing its mobile business.
buyer: Facebook(FB:$7,872.00)
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world.
target: Little Eye Labs
Little Eye is an extremely easy to use and yet awesomely powerful performance analysis tool for Android apps. Using its extremely easy to use and intuitive "Visual Correlation Engine" based interface, it allows developers and testers to quickly identify performance and resource usage issues.
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$14
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closed 12/18/2013 via BNC Analysis

Facebook, acquired SportStream

synopsis: Facebook, an online social networking service, announced that it has acquired SportStream, a startup that analyzes social media mentions of sports and provides clean data access to news outlets and teams.
buyer: Facebook(FB:$7,872.00)
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world.
target: SportStream
SportStream provides a second screen experience for sports that delivers the best tweets, Facebook posts, Instagram photos, stats, news and more for every game and team across sports.
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announced 10/14/2013 via Reuters

Facebook, will acquire Onavo

synopsis: Facebook, the world’s largest social network, has signed an agreement to acquire the Israeli startup Onavo. Onavo is the developer of the award-winning Onavo mobile utility apps, and the company behind Onavo Insights, the first mobile market intelligence service based on real engagement data.
buyer: Facebook(FB:$7,872.00)
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world.
target: Onavo
Onavo, founded 2010, is the developer of the award-winning Onavo mobile utility apps, and the company behind Onavo Insights, the first mobile market intelligence service based on real engagement data.
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closed 8/23/2013 via BNC Analysis

Instagram, acquired Luma

synopsis: Instagram has bought Luma, a developer of an app for video recording, stabilization, and sharing. The purchase is the popular photo-sharing site’s first. Aside from video stabilization, the non-disruptive video filtering technology and the suite of video-editing tools owned by Luma would soon be shared to Instagram’s current 130 million users.
buyer parent:Facebook
buyer: Instagram
Instagram is a free photo sharing application that allows users to take a photo, apply a digital filter, then share it on a variety of social networking services including Instagram's own. Instagram is compatible with the iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch and any Android camera phone.
target: Luma
Luma is a smart video camera for your mobile phone. Luma removes handshake in real-time. No post-processing or lengthy imports required. Simply enable stabilization and tap record. Add some personality with high quality real-time filters.
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announced 8/12/2013 via Bloomberg

Facebook, will acquire Jibbigo

synopsis: Facebook Inc., owner of the world’s most popular social-networking service, agreed to acquire Mobile Technologies, a developer of speech-recognition tools. Mobile Technologies developed Jibbigo, a speech-to-speech translator application for phones.
buyer: Facebook(FB:$7,872.00)
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world.
target: Jibbigo
Mobile Technologies, LLC offers Jibbigo, a self-contained speech-to-speech translation application for iPhones, iPods, and iPads. Jibbigo, the world’s first speech-to-speech translator on a phone that runs online and even off-line, independent from the Internet.
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announced 7/18/2013 via BNC Analysis

Facebook, will acquire Monoidics

synopsis: Social network Facebook has acquired certain assets of UK-based tech firm Monoidics that specialises in software quality verification. Monoidics’ team will relocate to Facebook’s London offices. The company’s technology will be used by Facebook in its mobile development process to scan for bugs.
buyer: Facebook(FB:$7,872.00)
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world.
target: Monoidics
Monoidics provides cutting-edge solutions for formal verification, memory safety analysis, termination analysis, and security of software. Monoidics solutions are on the forefront of research in automatic formal verification and analysis.
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announced 4/25/2013 via Wall Street Journal

Facebook, will acquire Parse

synopsis: Facebook Inc. has agreed to buy startup Parse in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $85 million. Parse, which was founded in 2011 and has raised $7 million from investors like Ignition Partners, helps companies build mobile applications across different operating systems.
buyer: Facebook(FB:$7,872.00)
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world.
target: Parse
Parse is the cloud app platform for Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, iOS, Android, JavaScript, and OS X. With Parse, users can add a scalable and powerful backend in minutes and launch a full-featured mobile or web app in record time without ever worrying about server management.
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closed 4/10/2013 via BNC Analysis

Facebook, acquired Osmeta Inc.

synopsis: Facebook acquired Osmeta Inc. Osmeta Inc. offers mobile software. Not a lot is known about Osmeta because it hadn't yet launched a commercial product.
buyer: Facebook(FB:$7,872.00)
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world.
target: Osmeta Inc.
Osmeta is a Silicon Valley startup company that offers mobile software. Osmeta's 17-person engineering team had worked on Android, Chrome for Android, Chrome OS and more. They are headed by CEO Amit Singh. Osmeta has yet to launch a commercial product.
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closed 3/20/2013 via BNC Analysis

Facebook, acquired Legit, Inc.

synopsis: Facebook is adding the two founders of Legit, a startup that runs an online reputation system, to its team after the young company announced that it had been ‘acqui-hired’ by the Menlo Park-based social network.
buyer: Facebook(FB:$7,872.00)
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world.
target: Legit, Inc.
Bay Area-based Legit’s service pulls in details from across the Web to assess an Internet users’ trustworthiness, and is specifically designed for social marketplace services where people want to know that the person they are buying services from won’t rip them off.
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closed 3/14/2013 via BNC Analysis

Facebook, acquired Hot Studio

synopsis: Facebook announced that it has acquired Hot Studio, a design agency based in San Francisco and New York, to build new tools for brands and businesses on the social network. Its services include brand strategy, data visualization, mobile apps, and much more.
buyer: Facebook(FB:$7,872.00)
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world.
target: Hot Studio
Hot Studio is a leading experience design company. Its services include: Strategy (customer experience, brand strategy, content strategy); Design (brand identity, application design, web design); and Technology (web applications, open source, R&D).
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closed 3/8/2013 via BNC Analysis

Facebook, acquired Storylane

synopsis: The social network, Facebook, has acquired a service that allows users to share stories and content, similar to Facebook's news feed feature, called Storylane. Storylane will join Facebook in revamping its news feed in an effort to reduce clutter and focus on stories that are more relevant to each other.
buyer: Facebook(FB:$7,872.00)
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world.
target: Storylane
Storylane is a social network in beta that encourages users to go beyond posting status updates and instead dive deeper into the narratives of their lives. It is a blogging website that allows users to share stories, photos, links, articles and other content. Its current DBA name is Mixtent, Inc.
price ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 4/29/2013 via Company Press Release

Facebook, acquired Atlas

synopsis: Facebook Inc. has bought Microsoft Corp.'s Atlas ad-serving business, adding to the technologies that power its advertising capabilities. With a Facebook ad server, advertisers and agencies will be able to connect directly to the social network to place ads.
buyer: Facebook(FB:$7,872.00)
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world.
target parent: Microsoft Corporation
target: Atlas
The Atlas Advertiser Suite is a world-class media measurement platform, delivering billions of impressions every day. The Atlas Advertiser Suite offers the flexibility, choice, scale, and breadth to ensure customers stay on top of all their digital efforts in an ever-evolving industry.
price ($mm)
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announced 8/24/2012 via BNC Analysis

Facebook, will acquire Swaylo

synopsis: Facebook has agreed to acquire Threadsy, makers of a social insights tool called Swaylo. Swaylo scores a Facebook member’s influence, called “sway”, and provides a rundown on each user’s audience, reach, and trendiness. Swaylo also makes a tool to help businesses connect with their influencers.
buyer: Facebook(FB:$7,872.00)
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world.
target: Swaylo
Swaylo scores a Facebook member’s influence, called “sway”, and provides a rundown on each user’s audience, reach, and trendiness. Swaylo also makes a tool to help businesses connect with their influencers.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
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closed 7/20/2012 via Forbes

Facebook, acquired Acrylic Software

synopsis: Facebook has acquired Acrylic, a small Vancouver-based company that designed two popular apps: Pulp, an app that presents newsfeeds in a magazine-style format, and Wallet, an app for storing credit-card numbers, passwords and other personal data.
buyer: Facebook(FB:$7,872.00)
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world.
target: Acrylic Software
Acrylic is a small Vancouver-based company that designed two popular apps: Pulp, an app that presents newsfeeds in a magazine-style format, and Wallet, an app for storing credit-card numbers, passwords and other personal data.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/14/2012 via BNC Analysis

Facebook, acquired Spool

synopsis: Facebook acquires Spool, a mobile application that saves articles, image galleries, and videos for later use. By simply clicking on the Spool add-on in the browser, the page will show up on mobile devices.
buyer: Facebook(FB:$7,872.00)
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world.
target: Spool
Spool is a mobile application that saves articles, image galleries, and videos for later use. By simply clicking on the Spool add-on in the browser, the page will show up on mobile devices.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/18/2012 via BNC Analysis

Facebook, acquired Face.com

synopsis: Facebook has acquired Face.com. The Tel Aviv, Israel-based startup offers application programming interfaces (API) for third-party developers to incorporate Face.com's facial-recognition software into their applications. The company has released two Facebook applications: Photo Finder and Photo Tagger.
buyer: Facebook(FB:$7,872.00)
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world.
target: Face.com
Face.com is a technology company operating the leading face recognition platform. Its platform is built to support web and mobile services, directly off the cloud. Through its apps and API services, Face.com scans billions of photos monthly and has helped tag hundreds of millions of faces.
price ($mm)
$60
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/11/2012 via BNC Analysis

Facebook, purchased Mobile Development Team from Pieceable Software, Inc.

synopsis: Facebook has acquired the small staff from Pieceable Software. Pieceable makes an iOS app called the Pieceable Viewer, which lets publishers view their iPhone and iPad apps through a Web browser. As part of the deal, Facebook hired the three engineers behind Pieceable, but did not purchase the whole company, its technology, or customer data.
buyer: Facebook(FB:$7,872.00)
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world.
seller: Pieceable Software, Inc.
Pieceable lets app publishers piece together native mobile applications from different components, allowing the customer to focus on the content and styling - not the programming. The company's product Pieceable Viewer is the first product that lets iOS app publishers deliver apps to the browser.
price ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 7/3/2013 via BNC Analysis

Michael Birch, acquired Bebo, Inc.

synopsis: Michael Birch, Co-Founder of Bebo, Inc., purchased the social network back. Bebo is the world's leading global social media network that combines community, self-expression and entertainment to enable its users to consume, create, discover and share professional and user-generated content.
buyer: Michael Birch
Michael Birch is an English computer programmer and entrepreneur. Michael and his wife, Xochi, founded the online social networking website Bebo. Michael and Xochi Birch sold Bebo to AOL in March 2008 for $850 million.
target parent: Criterion Capital Partners, LLC
target: Bebo, Inc.
Bebo is the world's leading global social media network. Building on the notion of traditional social networking websites, Bebo combines community, self-expression and entertainment to enable its users to consume, create, discover and share professional and user-generated content.
price ($mm)
$1.00
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/1/2013 via BNC Analysis

Origami Labs, acquired FamilyLeaf

synopsis: Origami, the Y Combinator-backed social network for families, has acquired competing service FamilyLeaf, another YC company. FamilyLeaf is a private page for families to easily share photos, share life updates, store contact information, and post messages.
buyer: Origami Labs
Origami offers families a web and mobile platform to share photos and videos and post text-based entries, as well as make announcements and organize photos into albums.
target: FamilyLeaf
FamilyLeaf is a private place for users to share their life with their family. Users can create a private page where their family can easily share photos, share life updates, store contact information, and post messages.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/7/2013 via Company Press Release

About.me, Inc., acquired Wefollow

synopsis: About.me has acquired Wefollow. The Wefollow service is a beautifully designed directory that enables people to discover others with common interests (e.g. sports, politics, comedy, etc.).
buyer parent:AOL Inc.
buyer: About.me, Inc.
About.me, Inc. offers product that empowers people to create a single personal profile page that presents their online identities.
target: Wefollow
Wefollow operates an online community. Upon signup each user enters up to 5 interests of theirs. Each user on Wefollow has explicitly specified their interests.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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.
price ($mm)
$4.66
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/8/2013 via BNC Analysis

Facebook, acquired Storylane

synopsis: The social network, Facebook, has acquired a service that allows users to share stories and content, similar to Facebook's news feed feature, called Storylane. Storylane will join Facebook in revamping its news feed in an effort to reduce clutter and focus on stories that are more relevant to each other.
buyer: Facebook(FB:$7,872.00)
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world.
target: Storylane
Storylane is a social network in beta that encourages users to go beyond posting status updates and instead dive deeper into the narratives of their lives. It is a blogging website that allows users to share stories, photos, links, articles and other content. Its current DBA name is Mixtent, Inc.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/6/2013 via PR Web

The Entourage Group, LLC, acquired BlockSavvy.com

synopsis: The Entourage Group acquires BlockSavvy.com, an urban-centric social media network launched by former Roc-A-Fella Records CEO Damon Dash. Its long list of proprietary features included a 3D "Sims"-like environment, its own currency system, eCommerce capabilities, and an innovative advertising platform.
buyer: The Entourage Group, LLC
The Entourage Group, LLC is an internet marketing firm which has architected successful marketing campaigns in various industries over the past years including entertainment, technology, and insurance.
target: BlockSavvy.com
BlockSavvy.com is an urban-centric social media network. Its long list of proprietary features included a 3D "Sims"-like environment, its own currency system, eCommerce capabilities, and an innovative advertising platform which attracted the attention of major US brands and celebrities.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 12/21/2012 via Reuters

Meetic SA, will acquire MassiveMedia

synopsis: Meetic SA announces that it has signed an agreement for the acquisition of Massive Media, the company behind Twoo.com and Netlog.com. Massive Media enable members to meet nearby people instantly online.
buyer: Meetic SA(MEECF:$215.42)
Meetic SA is the leader in the European online dating market. It is established in 16 European countries and is available in 13 languages. Meetic is a French stock corporation, with its registered office in Paris.
target: MassiveMedia
Massive Media is the social media company behind the successful digital brands Netlog.com and Twoo.com. It enables members to meet nearby people instantly. Over 90 million people have joined their sites on web and mobile.
price ($mm)
$25
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/11/2012 via PR Newswire

Vert Capital Corp., acquired Poolworks Ltd.

synopsis: Poolworks Ltd., operator of the three popular social platforms studiVZ, meinVZ and schuelerVZ, has been sold from Holtzbrinck Digital to Vert Capital Corp. an international investment organization. Vert Capital Corp. acquired all shares of the organization but left an option to use schuelerVZ in the hands of Holtzbrinck Digital.
buyer: Vert Capital Corp.
Vert Capital is a private merchant bank and digital media fund with ownership across a variety of digital properties.
target parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
target: Poolworks Ltd.
Poolworks Ltd. is an operator of the three popular social platforms studiVZ, meinVZ and schuelerVZ, which are similar to Facebook, but primarily focuses on the German speaking market.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/11/2012 via BNC Analysis

ValueFirst, acquired Indyarocks Media Services Private Limited

synopsis: ValueFirst has acquired a majority stake in online social networking site Indyarocks.com. Indyarocks.com enables users to create profiles, meet and make friends, catch up with movie buzz, play games, listen to music, catch live cricket scores, and win prizes by sharing photos, and write blogs.
buyer: ValueFirst
ValueFirst Messaging Pvt. Ltd. provides mobile messaging solutions. It also offers enterprise mobile messaging, desktop mobile messaging, and mobile marketing and consulting solutions.
target: Indyarocks Media Services Private Limited
Indyarocks Media Services Private Limited operates an entertainment based social network in India. It enables users to create profiles, meet and make friends, catch up with movie buzz, play games, listen to music, catch live cricket scores, and win prizes by sharing photos, and write blogs.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/22/2012 via BNC Analysis

Airtime Media Inc, acquired Erly, Inc.

synopsis: Airtime Media Inc. acquired Erly Inc., a social platform for organizing and sharing personal content.
buyer: Airtime Media Inc
Airtime is a live social video company located in San Francisco. Their small team shares a passion for using the latest video technology to bring people together.
target: Erly, Inc.
Erly is a new social platform for organizing and sharing users personal content. At Erly, they organize content by first creating canonical event pages within which they map people, time, and locations.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/15/2012 via PR Newswire

One Three Television LLC, acquired Youtoo

synopsis: Producer Mark Burnett announced that his company One Three Television LLC has taken an ownership interest in Youtoo and will seek to integrate the technology into series produced by his company, One Three Television LLC. Youtoo is both a social network and a television network with advanced technology that makes them work together.
buyer: One Three Television LLC
One Three Television LLC is a television production company owned by Mark Burnett.
target: Youtoo
Youtoo is the world's first Social TV Network. Youtoo is the next frontier of social networking. It's both a social network and a television network with advanced technology that makes them work together. Youtoo TV is currently in 15 million cable households in the US and growing fast.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/14/2011 via Market Wire

Tagged, Inc., acquired hi5 Networks

synopsis: Tagged, the social network for meeting new people, announced it has completed the acquisition of hi5, another pioneering social network and one of the largest online communities in the world. Together, Tagged and hi5 create a unique social networking company that will dominate the social discovery category.
buyer: Tagged, Inc.
Based in San Francisco, Tagged is the social network for meeting new people. Tagged enables anyone to meet and socialize with new people through social games, customized profiles, virtual gifts, advanced browsing features and more.
target: hi5 Networks
hi5 Networks is among the top 10 social networks in the world as a leading social entertainment destination. Combining a robust social platform with premium content and game mechanics, it delivers a fun, expressive, and interactive entertainment experience to millions of users.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/4/2011 via PR Newswire

Kiwibox.com, Inc., acquired Kwick! Community GmbH & Co.

synopsis: Kiwibox.com has acquired the social network, Kwick! Community GmbH & Co. Kwick! is a leading Social Network Community in Europe focused on the German-speaking market. With more than 10 million members and more than 2.5 Million Unique Users a month, this platform extends the Kiwibox marketplace to Europe.
buyer: Kiwibox.com, Inc.(KIWB:$0.00)
Kiwibox.com, Inc. engages in the ownership and operation of a social networking Web site, Kiwibox.com, for old teens and young adults. 100% of the site's editorial content is written and contributed by high school and college students.
target: Kwick! Community GmbH & Co.
Free to Users, Kwick! is one of the top social networks in Europe and is still growing. Kwick! revenues are generated primarily from online-advertising and by hosting special events. Kwick! offers an online, mobile and App-Version of its website.
price ($mm)
$3.32
rev ($mm)
$5
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.7x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/12/2011 via PR Newswire

Batanga, Inc., acquired MetroFlog

synopsis: Batanga, Inc., the largest independent digital media company serving the U.S. Hispanic and Latin American markets, announced the acquisition of MetroFlog and its partner sites. MetroFlog is a social media platform that allows users to create individual spaces where they upload personal photos and share them among all other users.
buyer: Batanga, Inc.
Batanga, Inc. is the largest independent digital media company serving the U.S. Hispanic and Latin American markets. Its holdings include Batanga Network and Batanga.com. Batanga Network reaches the most U.S. Hispanics online, across all categories and demographics.
target: MetroFlog
MetroFlog.com is a social media platform that allows users to create individual spaces where they upload personal photos and share them among all other users. MetroFlog users have published over twenty million photographs, uploading an additional sixty thousand photos daily.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/31/2011 via BusinessWire

IncrediMail Ltd., acquired Smilebox, Inc.

synopsis: IncrediMail Ltd., a digital media company, announced it has completed the acquisition of Smilebox Inc., a U.S. consumer focused photo sharing and social expression company. Smilebox is the only service that supports all personal media, all content types, and all sharing methods.
buyer: IncrediMail Ltd.(PERI:$89.59)
IncrediMail Ltd. is a digital media company that builds downloadable consumer applications for second wave adopters. The company’s award-winning e-mail product, IncrediMail Premium, is sold in over 100 countries in 10 different languages. Other products include PhotoJoy, HiYo, and Magentic.
target: Smilebox, Inc.
Smilebox is an easy-to-use service that lets customers quickly turn life’s moments into digital creations to share and connect with friends and family in a fun and personal way. Smilebox is the only service that supports all personal media, all content types, and all sharing methods.
price ($mm)
$25
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/10/2011 via Market Wire

myYearbook merged with Quepasa Corporation,

synopsis: Social media technology company Quepasa Corporation, owner of popular Latino online social network Quepasa.com, and Insider Guides, Inc., DBA myYearbook.com, the best place to meet new people on the web or mobile device, announced the closing of their merger.
buyer: Quepasa Corporation(QPSA:$6.05)
Quepasa Corp is a social media technology company which owns Quepasa.com, the leading online social network and game platform for the Latino community, Quepasa Games, a cross platform social game development studio, and Quepasa DSM, a cross platform social advertising and contest platform.
target: myYearbook
myYearbook is a social networking website, headquartered in New Hope, PA. Members can make new friends by creating profiles, interacting through chatter, a real-time stream, sending virtual gifts, and playing games.
price ($mm)
$100
rev ($mm)
$27
EBITDA ($mm)
$5
EV / rev
3.7x
EV / EBITDA
19.6x
closed 7/14/2011 via PR Newswire

VHT ImageWorks, acquired Dwellicious

synopsis: VHT Inc. announced that it has acquired Dwellicious, the leading social bookmarking site for real estate buyers. Dwellicious is being integrated into the VHT ImageWorks online marketing platform to provide brokerage clients with a valuable tool for communicating with home buyers.
buyer parent:VHT Inc.
buyer: VHT ImageWorks
VHT ImageWorks is a comprehensive and automated marketing platform used by industry-leading brokerages and more than 100,000 real estate professionals across the country. drives more buyer traffic to your Web site, and provides those buyers with an enhanced user experience.
target parent: W&R Studios
target: Dwellicious
Dwellicious is the leading social bookmarking site for real estate buyers. Dwellicious uses the power of social bookmarking to help home buyers share their favorite properties on Facebook, Twitter or other social media sites.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/29/2011 via BusinessWire

Specific Media, Inc., acquired MySpace, Inc.

synopsis: Specific Media, a digital media company, announced it has acquired Myspace from News Corporation. As part of the agreement, News Corporation will take a minority equity stake in Specific Media. Myspace, Inc. is a leading social entertainment destination powered by the passions of fans.
buyer parent:Enterprise Partners Venture Capital
buyer: Specific Media, Inc.
Specific Media is an independent media platform, solving the reach and data problems facing today's advertisers. Specific Media enables advertisers to target consumers based on demographics, behaviors, geographic locations and the contextual relevance of websites visited.
target parent: News Corporation
target: MySpace, Inc.
MySpace is a technology company connecting people through personal expression, content, and culture. MySpace empowers its global community to experience the Internet through a social lens by integrating personal profiles, photos, videos, mobile, messaging, and the world's largest music community.
price ($mm)
$35*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/28/2011 via BusinessWire

Informed Medical Decisions, Inc., acquired Inherited Health

synopsis: Informed Medical Decisions, Inc., also known as InformedDNA, announced it is acquiring AccessDNA, Inc., owner of Inherited Health, a leading online resource for individuals and families interested in understanding family history and hereditary disease risks.
buyer: Informed Medical Decisions, Inc.
Informed Medical Decisions, Inc. (InformedDNA) is a nationwide network of board-certified genetic counselors and geneticists. The company helps patients, clinicians and healthcare organizations harness the power of genetics to achieve the promise of personalized healthcare.
target: Inherited Health
Inherited Health's proprietary risk analysis system uses entered health information to provide each family member with a personalized view of the hereditary diseases they are more like to develop, pass down to their children, and most importantly, ways to prevent these diseases.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/25/2011 via BusinessWire

Kensington Leasing, Ltd., merged with Wikifamilies

synopsis: Kensington Leasing, Ltd. has announced that it has completed its acquisition of Wikifamilies S.A. Wikifamilies.com is an Internet-based social media property designed to be a leading collaborative web site.
buyer: Kensington Leasing, Ltd.(KNSL:$0.00)
Kensington Leasing, Ltd. is a development stage company and intends to lease specialized computer equipment and provide support services for professionals. The company was incorporated in 2008 and is based in Redlands, California.
target: Wikifamilies
Wikifamilies SA is a development stage Swiss company formed to design, develop and operate an Internet-based social media website, Wikifamilies.com, with a unique emphasis on families and new technologies.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
*Price paid does not equal Enterprise Value as the buyer aqcuired less than 100% of target

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Match Marketing Group
Match Marketing Group
Match Marketing Group, a leading shopper marketing and brand engagement agency based in Toronto, delivers innovative below-the-line marketing, sales and retail solutions to North America’s leading brands. Its client roster includes Fortune 100 companies across all major industry categories.
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Moosylvania
Moosylvania
Moosylvania is “The Great State Of Design” where insights are hatched in its globally ranked research facility and brought to life in Digital, Branding, Promotion and Experiential marketing. Clients include Bacardi USA brands, Balance Bar, Capital One, Deans Foods, and Enterprise Rent-A-Car.
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NFU Inc.
NFU Inc. is an experiential marketing agency that specializes in creating unique experiential encounters where brands own the moment, cementing their relationship with consumers. NFU Inc. designs custom programs to nurture unwavering brand affinity.
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Project: WorldWide
Project: WorldWide
Project: WorldWide is a privately owned, independent and global network of specialized agencies that gives marketers access to big ideas and the ability to deliver those ideas across multiple channels in a seamless, integrated fashion.
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RapierGroup Inc.
RapierGroup Inc.
Rapiergroup, Inc., an events agency, provides live and face-to-face communications in the United States and internationally. The company offers display solutions, exhibitions and environment, conferences and events, graphics and print, and interactive and digital media.
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RC&M
RC&M
RC&M is a marketing consultancy specializing in experiential marketing and communication. The agency’s ideas to connect, converse, relate to and be friends with distinct Indian consumers across the country are endorsed by leading multinational and national brands.
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The Marc Edward Agency
The Marc Edward Agency
Marc Edward Agency has positioned itself as a niche consumer promotions and marketing agency specialising in below-the-line marketing to young adults.
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WRG Creative Communications
WRG Creative Communications
WRG Creative Communications is an independent experiential agency specialising in integrated marketing and events with offices in the UK, the USA, and the Middle East.
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Omnicom Group Inc.
Omnicom Group Inc.
Omnicom Group Inc. is a global advertising and marketing communications services company. Omnicom's branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, direct and promotional marketing, public relations and other specialty communications services.
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2013
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$14,584.50
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$2,151.50
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$1,866.70
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$991.10
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71800
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Facebook
Facebook
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world.
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2013
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$7,872.00
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$3,932.00
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$2,921.00
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$1,500.00
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Mixi, Inc.
Mixi, Inc.
mixi, Inc. is an information technology (IT) company that has two business segments. The Social Net segment operates a Website for social networking services (SNSs) under the site name mixi. The Find Job! segment operates a job advertising site under the name Find Job!
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2012
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$161.34
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$35.54
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$21.53
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$9.06
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472
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Renren Inc.
Renren Inc.
Renren operates the leading real name social networking internet platform in China. It enables users to connect and communicate with each other, share information and user generated content, play online games, listen to music, shop for deals and enjoy a wide range of other features and services.
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2010
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$76.54
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$14.68
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$8.42
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1570
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4D Media, Inc.
4D Media, Inc.
4D Media, Inc. is a leading multimedia company that combines proprietary analytics with web 2.0 technology to deliver a new level of connectivity among operators, sponsors and consumers, primarily targeted at the $3.5B North American motor sports market.
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Bebo, Inc.
Bebo, Inc.
Bebo is the world's leading global social media network. Building on the notion of traditional social networking websites, Bebo combines community, self-expression and entertainment to enable its users to consume, create, discover and share professional and user-generated content.
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CheaterVille, Inc.
CheaterVille, Inc.
CheaterVille, Inc. is a Las Vegas online social media company that provides information about alleged cheaters. CheaterVille has more than 140,000 subscribers to its social networking website, CheaterVille.com.
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eDoorways International Corporation
eDoorways International Corporation
eDoorways International Corp engages in the creation of a lifestyle information/entertainment platform. It provides eDOORWAYS platform, a Web-based personal lifestyle information enhancement and problem solving gateway, lifestyle information source, and business-to-consumer marketplace.
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2008
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Equities.com, Inc.
Equities.com, Inc.
Equities.com is an online financial resource platform that provides global financial news, data, research, education and interactive networking capability. The site covers a broad spectrum of market sectors and investment types.
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First on Mars
First on Mars' helps Internet surfers find, organize and share links to free on demand network TV shows on the web. Via a cutting-edge web interface, FOM users discover new TV shows with a personalized guide that adapts to their viewing habits and preferences regarding shows, networks and TV moods.
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Intelimax Media, Inc.
Intelimax Media Inc. is an Internet services company focusing on online games, web content and advertising. Using its proprietary gaming and PPC listing platforms, Intelimax has released its own web properties and social network applications.
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Meetup Inc.
Meetup Inc.
Meetup.com helps people find others who share their interest or cause, and form lasting, influential, local community groups that regularly meet face-to-face.
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ONEsite Inc.
ONEsite, offers a complete, full-featured community platform built on patent-pending technology. ONEsite has a proven ability to create the distinctive, engaging and successful social experiences demanded by leading media, entertainment, and lifestyle brands.
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Origami Labs
Origami Labs
Origami offers families a web and mobile platform to share photos and videos and post text-based entries, as well as make announcements and organize photos into albums.
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Pageflakes Inc.
Pageflakes enables you to easily personalize the web and make it your own. Create a page using Flakes; they're small, movable versions of all of your web favorites that you can arrange on your personal homepage.
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Shibui Data Corp
Shibui Data Corp. owns and operates ShibuiMarkets.com a leading provider of financial information with live quotes for foreign exchange, stocks and emerging market bonds, and FanStreet, a leading sports oriented social network.
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