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closed 3/1/2007 via BusinessWire

Insurance.com, Inc., acquired 4insurance.com

synopsis: Insurance.com announced the purchase of 4insurance.com, one of the original insurance sites on the internet. Launched in 1996 by iHomeowners, 4insurance.com offers consumers the ability to shop for auto, life, home and health insurance products.
buyer: Insurance.com, Inc.
Insurance.com enables consumers to instantly compare and buy competitive auto insurance quotes directly from more than a dozen leading insurance companies. Other products include life, health and home insurance as well as travel, dental and pet health insurance.
target: 4insurance.com
4insurance™ offers consumers competitive rates from the best insurance companies in the industry. 4insurance™ allows you to compare rates from multiple companies by simply filling out one online form. You will receive up to four quotes from leading companies.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 2/15/2010 via Banking Times UK

Management Buyout, will acquire esure Insurance, Ltd.

synopsis: Lloyds Banking Group has agreed the sale of its 70% stake in esure for slightly over £185 million, although the bank says the impact of the sale on its accounts is not expected to be material. The online insurer is being 100% acquired in a management buyout led by its chairman, Peter Wood, who already holds a 24% share of the business.
buyer: Management Buyout
esure was founded in 2000 offering competitive insurance cover by using the Internet as a primary sales channel. Their goal is to offer superior service - on both the internet and phone - while using technologically advanced systems and underwriting to keep premiums low.
target parent: Lloyds Banking Group
target: esure Insurance, Ltd.
esure was founded in 2000 offering competitive insurance cover by using the Internet as a primary sales channel. Their goal is to offer superior service - on both the internet and phone - while using technologically advanced systems and underwriting to keep premiums low.
price ($mm)
$289*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/6/2008 via PR Newswire

Bankrate, Inc., acquired InsureMe

synopsis: Bankrate, Inc. has acquired the assets of InsureMe, Inc. based in Englewood, CO.
buyer: Bankrate, Inc.(RATE:$220.60)
Bankrate, Inc. owns and operates Bankrate.com, a leading Internet consumer banking marketplace. Bankrate.com is a destination site of personal finance channels, including banking, investing, taxes, debt management and college finance.
target: InsureMe
InsureMe, an Englewood, Colorado-based company, links insurance agents and consumers nationwide through its Web site and hundreds of affiliate partners. Since 1993, InsureMe has helped millions of people find insurance coverage while providing thousands of agents with high quality, real-time leads.
price($mm)[EV]
$59 [$58]
rev ($mm)
$27
EBITDA ($mm)
$5
EV / rev
3.1x
EV / EBITDA
18.7x
closed 10/7/2011 via PR Newswire

The Allstate Corp., purchased Esurance and Answer Financial from White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd.

synopsis: The Allstate Corporation has obtained all required regulatory approvals and closed its acquisition of Esurance and Answer Financial from White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd. Esurance is the third-largest provider of online auto insurance quotes and Answer Financial serves self-directed consumers who seek a choice among insurance companies.
buyer: The Allstate Corp.(ALL:$33,315.00)
The Allstate Corporation is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer. Known through the "You're In Good Hands With Allstate®" slogan, Allstate is reinventing protection and retirement to help nearly 16 million households insure what they have today and better prepare for tomorrow.
seller: White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd.(WTM:$2,178.10)
Esurance is the third-largest provider of online auto insurance quotes. Answer Financial serves self-directed consumers who seek a choice among insurance companies.
price ($mm)
$1,010
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/7/2004 via PR Newswire

Quotesmith.com, Inc., acquired Life Quotes, Inc.

synopsis: Quotesmith.com, Inc., QUOT, the only place on earth where you can get instant insurance quotes from over 200 leading companies and have the freedom to buy from the company of your choice, today announced that it has completed the previously announced asset acquisition of Life Quotes, Inc.
buyer: Quotesmith.com, Inc.(NSUR:$0.00)
Originally founded in 1984 as Quotesmith Corporation, Life Quotes, Inc. owns and operates a comprehensive consumer information service and companion insurance brokerage service that caters to the needs of self-directed insurance shoppers.
target: Life Quotes, Inc.
Life Quotes, Inc. was founded in 1979 as a traditional life insurance agency. In 1990, founder Kenneth L. Manley decided to change the life insurance business. Instead of meeting with customers face-to-face, something many people find uncomfortable, the entire transaction is conducted by phone, fax
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/26/2010 via BusinessWeek

QuinStreet, Inc., acquired Insurance.com, Inc.

synopsis: Insurance.com Insurance Agency, LLC, which operates as an online auto insurance agency in the United States, was acquired by QuinStreet, Inc. Insurance.com enables consumers to compare and buy auto insurance quotes from various insurance companies. Its other products include life, health, home, travel, dental, and pet health insurance.
buyer: QuinStreet, Inc.(QNST:$370.47)
QuinStreet is a leader in vertical marketing and media on the Internet. The company provides a strong set of capabilities to engage Internet visitors with targeted media and connects its marketing clients with their potential customers online.
target: Insurance.com, Inc.
Insurance.com enables consumers to instantly compare and buy competitive auto insurance quotes directly from more than a dozen leading insurance companies. Other products include life, health and home insurance as well as travel, dental and pet health insurance.
price ($mm)
$36
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/7/2007 via Reuters

Axa UK Plc, acquired Swiftcover Insurance Services Ltd.

synopsis: French insurer AXA said it had agreed to buy British online insurer Swiftcover.com, continuing its strategy of doing small to medium-sized acquisitions in the UK. AXA did not disclose financial terms by which AXA will buy the company from international insurer Primary Group and Swiftcover's management team, who jointly own Swiftcover.com.
buyer parent:AXA Group
buyer: Axa UK Plc
AXA UK and Ireland is a long-term business focusing on life and pensions, wealth management, protection, health and general insurance (www.axa.co.uk).
target parent: Primary Group Limited
target: Swiftcover Insurance Services Ltd.
Swiftcover was founded in 2005 by senior executives from within the insurance industry. It was a unique proposition offering good value car insurance online only. Swiftcover was the first UK insurance company to offer its customers the convenience of printing their own car insurance certificate.
price ($mm)
$532
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 10/28/2009 via AP - Associated Press

Monex Group, Inc., will acquire ORIX Securities Coporation

synopsis: Monex Group Inc, Japan's No. 3 online broker, will buy the securities unit of Orix Corp in a deal that will create the country's second-largest online broker. By forming a broker with more than $23 billion in client assets in over 1.3 million accounts, the two will be able to cut costs and beef up product and service line-ups.
buyer: Monex Group, Inc.
Monex Group, Inc., through its susidiaries, provides online brokerage and investment advisory services such as stocks, mutual funds, bonds, alternative investment products, fixed income products, and forex products for individuals.
target parent: ORIX Corporation
target: ORIX Securities Coporation
ORIX Securities Corporation assists corporate clients with initial public offering and capital market fund management in addition to operating retail investor-oriented online services such as the discount brokerage "ORIX Online" and foreign exchange margin brokerage "ORIX FX".
price ($mm)
$275
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/1/2005 via PR Newswire

E-Trade Financial Corp., acquired BrownCo

synopsis: E*TRADE FINANCIAL Corporation ET today announced it has completed the acquisition of BrownCo, an online brokerage service of JPMorgan Chase & Co.
buyer: E-Trade Financial Corp.(ETFC:$1,366.56)
The E*Trade Financial family of companies provide financial services including brokerage, banking and lending for retail, corporate and institutional customers. Securities products and services are offered by E*Trade Securities LLC (Member NASD/SIPC).
target parent: J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
target: BrownCo
BrownCo is an online investment brokerage for experienced investors. Provides stock trading, mutual funds, free quotes, equity market orders, IRAs, and more.
price ($mm)
$1,600
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/25/2006 via PR Newswire

Ameritrade Holding Corporation, acquired TD Waterhouse

synopsis: TD Bank Financial Group has completed the sale of TD Waterhouse USA to Ameritrade Holding Corporation, creating the combined company, TD Ameritrade. In connection with the transaction, TD Waterhouse Canada has acquired 100% of Ameritrade's Canadian brokerage operations.
buyer: Ameritrade Holding Corporation(AMTD:$0.00)
TD AMERITRADE Holding Corporation, through its brokerage subsidiaries, provides a dynamic balance of investment products and services that make it the investment firm of choice for millions of retail investor and independent registered investment advisor (RIA) clients.
target parent: Toronto Dominion Bank
target: TD Waterhouse
TD Waterhouse provides investors with a broad range of brokerage, mutual fund, banking products and services on an integrated basis. As you browse through our Web site, we invite you to read about our Products & Services.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/28/2012 via GlobeNewswire

Remark Media, Inc., acquired Banks.com, Inc.

synopsis: Remark Media, Inc. announced that it has completed its acquisition of Banks.com, Inc., a financial media company that owns and operates Banks.com, IRS.com, FileLater.com and MyStockFund.com. Banks.com is a leading financial services portal containing a unique breadth and depth of financial products and services.
buyer: Remark Media, Inc.(MARK:$1.25)
Remark Media, Inc. is a global digital media company focused on developing social media businesses that incorporate relevant, high quality content.
target: Banks.com, Inc.
Banks.com, Inc. operates Internet media properties that provide targeted online advertising and services primarily in the financial services sector. Banks.com provides access to financial content, including financial news, blogs, interest-rate tables, stock quotes, and financial calculators.
price($mm)[EV]
$4.86 [$5.37]
rev ($mm)
$4
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.2x
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/19/2009 via BNC Analysis

ClearDebt Ltd, acquired The Debt Advice Portal

synopsis: ClearDebt Group plc, the AIM-quoted consumer debt advisory, IVA and debt management group, is pleased to announce the acquisition of the business trading as "The Debt Advice Portal" and its associated intellectual property rights from Plinthtec Limited for a total consideration of up to GBP146,000.
buyer: ClearDebt Ltd
Clear Debt is here to help the hundreds of thousands of people in England & Wales who are deeply in debt. If you owe more than you think you can repay , Clear Debt can help you clear debt.
target parent: Plinthtec Limited
target: The Debt Advice Portal
Established in Spring 2007, The Debt Advice Portal was the first financial intermediary proposition to offer debt solutions as an extended business service. The main goal was and still is, to create a bridge between the client, financial intermediary and the debt solution providers.
price ($mm)
$0.10
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/9/2006 via

Netoy.com, acquired SafePay Solutions, Inc.

synopsis: Netoy.com is proud to announce that the agreement to acquire SafePay Solutions, Inc. for convertible preferred stock of Netoy.com, to be authorized by Netoy.com shareholders, has been signed.
buyer: Netoy.com
Netoy.com was one of the first online toy companies. In late 2004 Netoy began taking steps to restructure its operations and explore new ways to impact the toy industry. Since that time, the company has totally changed its management team and taken many steps towards refining its business model.
target: SafePay Solutions, Inc.
As an online payment provider, SafePay Solutions brings you the highest level of security, convenience, and speed of any online payment system. Our solutions for business and consumers all the around the world are innovative, secure, and cost-effective.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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closed 8/1/2012 via BusinessWire

Zecco merged with TradeKing,

synopsis: TradeKing and Zecco, two innovators in the online brokerage industry, announced the merger of the two firms has officially closed. Zecco is an online brokerage site for stock, options, and forex traders. Zecco Trading is an online stock brokerage that offers low cost stock trades and low cost options trades.
buyer: TradeKing
TradeKing is a nationally licensed online stock and options broker offering simple, low cost online trading fees. TradeKing has received multiple discount broker awards from top industry sources and was rated best in customer service by SmartMoney Magazine.
target: Zecco
Zecco is an online brokerage site for stock, options, and forex traders. Zecco Trading is an online stock brokerage that offers low cost stock trades and low cost options trades. Zecco provides low commission rates, free research and tools, and customer service.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/19/2007 via BusinessWire

ING DIRECT USA, acquired ShareBuilder Corporation

synopsis: ING DIRECT USA, the nation’s largest direct bank has completed its acquisition of ShareBuilder Corporation, a privately-held Seattle-based online financial services company. The acquisition will add cost-effective, simple investment options to ING DIRECT’s consumer product offerings.
buyer parent:ING Group NV
buyer: ING DIRECT USA
ING DIRECT, the nation’s largest direct bank and fourth-largest thrift, is dedicated to inspiring Americans to become a nation of savers. Since its inception in 2000, more than 6 million Americans have entrusted their savings with ING DIRECT, building the bank to $77 billion in assets.
target: ShareBuilder Corporation
ShareBuilder Securities Corporation is an online brokerage designed for long-term investing. The company's vision is to increase the personal savings rate of the average American by helping people build and manage wealth over the long term.
price ($mm)
$220
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/24/2007 via PR Newswire

optionsXpress Holdings, Inc., acquired XPressTrade, LLC

synopsis: optionsXpress Holdings, Inc. has completed the acquisition of XpressTrade, LLC, for approximately $37 million. XpressTrade, also based in Chicago, is a leading Internet-based futures and foreign exchange broker, which offers self-directed retail customers, 24-hour access to 25 exchanges and over 300 futures products worldwide.
buyer: optionsXpress Holdings, Inc.(OXPS:$231.44)
optionsXpress Holdings, Inc. provides innovative securities brokerage products and services for investor education, strategy evaluation and trade execution. Through its subsidiaries optionsXpress, Inc., and brokersXpress LLC the company offers a wide range of investor tools.
target: XPressTrade, LLC
XpressTrade was formed with an emphasis on investor education, high-touch customer service and an easy-to-use interface. XpressTrade has achieved average annual revenue growth of 70% and pretax income growth of 77% since 2003. Customer assets have almost tripled over the same period.
price ($mm)
$37
rev ($mm)
$19
EBITDA ($mm)
$8
EV / rev
2.0x
EV / EBITDA
4.7x
*Price paid does not equal Enterprise Value as the buyer aqcuired less than 100% of target
closed 3/1/2007 via BusinessWire

Insurance.com, Inc., acquired 4insurance.com

synopsis: Insurance.com announced the purchase of 4insurance.com, one of the original insurance sites on the internet. Launched in 1996 by iHomeowners, 4insurance.com offers consumers the ability to shop for auto, life, home and health insurance products.
buyer: Insurance.com, Inc.
Insurance.com enables consumers to instantly compare and buy competitive auto insurance quotes directly from more than a dozen leading insurance companies. Other products include life, health and home insurance as well as travel, dental and pet health insurance.
target: 4insurance.com
4insurance™ offers consumers competitive rates from the best insurance companies in the industry. 4insurance™ allows you to compare rates from multiple companies by simply filling out one online form. You will receive up to four quotes from leading companies.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/26/2010 via BusinessWeek

QuinStreet, Inc., acquired Insurance.com, Inc.

synopsis: Insurance.com Insurance Agency, LLC, which operates as an online auto insurance agency in the United States, was acquired by QuinStreet, Inc. Insurance.com enables consumers to compare and buy auto insurance quotes from various insurance companies. Its other products include life, health, home, travel, dental, and pet health insurance.
buyer: QuinStreet, Inc.(QNST:$370.47)
QuinStreet is a leader in vertical marketing and media on the Internet. The company provides a strong set of capabilities to engage Internet visitors with targeted media and connects its marketing clients with their potential customers online.
target: Insurance.com, Inc.
Insurance.com enables consumers to instantly compare and buy competitive auto insurance quotes directly from more than a dozen leading insurance companies. Other products include life, health and home insurance as well as travel, dental and pet health insurance.
price ($mm)
$36
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/1/2007 via BusinessWire

Insurance.com, Inc., acquired 4insurance.com

synopsis: Insurance.com announced the purchase of 4insurance.com, one of the original insurance sites on the internet. Launched in 1996 by iHomeowners, 4insurance.com offers consumers the ability to shop for auto, life, home and health insurance products.
buyer: Insurance.com, Inc.
Insurance.com enables consumers to instantly compare and buy competitive auto insurance quotes directly from more than a dozen leading insurance companies. Other products include life, health and home insurance as well as travel, dental and pet health insurance.
target: 4insurance.com
4insurance™ offers consumers competitive rates from the best insurance companies in the industry. 4insurance™ allows you to compare rates from multiple companies by simply filling out one online form. You will receive up to four quotes from leading companies.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/1/2007 via BusinessWire

Insurance.com, Inc., acquired 4insurance.com

synopsis: Insurance.com announced the purchase of 4insurance.com, one of the original insurance sites on the internet. Launched in 1996 by iHomeowners, 4insurance.com offers consumers the ability to shop for auto, life, home and health insurance products.
buyer: Insurance.com, Inc.
Insurance.com enables consumers to instantly compare and buy competitive auto insurance quotes directly from more than a dozen leading insurance companies. Other products include life, health and home insurance as well as travel, dental and pet health insurance.
target: 4insurance.com
4insurance™ offers consumers competitive rates from the best insurance companies in the industry. 4insurance™ allows you to compare rates from multiple companies by simply filling out one online form. You will receive up to four quotes from leading companies.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/26/2010 via BusinessWeek

QuinStreet, Inc., acquired Insurance.com, Inc.

synopsis: Insurance.com Insurance Agency, LLC, which operates as an online auto insurance agency in the United States, was acquired by QuinStreet, Inc. Insurance.com enables consumers to compare and buy auto insurance quotes from various insurance companies. Its other products include life, health, home, travel, dental, and pet health insurance.
buyer: QuinStreet, Inc.(QNST:$370.47)
QuinStreet is a leader in vertical marketing and media on the Internet. The company provides a strong set of capabilities to engage Internet visitors with targeted media and connects its marketing clients with their potential customers online.
target: Insurance.com, Inc.
Insurance.com enables consumers to instantly compare and buy competitive auto insurance quotes directly from more than a dozen leading insurance companies. Other products include life, health and home insurance as well as travel, dental and pet health insurance.
price ($mm)
$36
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/7/2007 via Reuters

Axa UK Plc, acquired Swiftcover Insurance Services Ltd.

synopsis: French insurer AXA said it had agreed to buy British online insurer Swiftcover.com, continuing its strategy of doing small to medium-sized acquisitions in the UK. AXA did not disclose financial terms by which AXA will buy the company from international insurer Primary Group and Swiftcover's management team, who jointly own Swiftcover.com.
buyer parent:AXA Group
buyer: Axa UK Plc
AXA UK and Ireland is a long-term business focusing on life and pensions, wealth management, protection, health and general insurance (www.axa.co.uk).
target parent: Primary Group Limited
target: Swiftcover Insurance Services Ltd.
Swiftcover was founded in 2005 by senior executives from within the insurance industry. It was a unique proposition offering good value car insurance online only. Swiftcover was the first UK insurance company to offer its customers the convenience of printing their own car insurance certificate.
price ($mm)
$532
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 2/15/2010 via Banking Times UK

Management Buyout, will acquire esure Insurance, Ltd.

synopsis: Lloyds Banking Group has agreed the sale of its 70% stake in esure for slightly over £185 million, although the bank says the impact of the sale on its accounts is not expected to be material. The online insurer is being 100% acquired in a management buyout led by its chairman, Peter Wood, who already holds a 24% share of the business.
buyer: Management Buyout
esure was founded in 2000 offering competitive insurance cover by using the Internet as a primary sales channel. Their goal is to offer superior service - on both the internet and phone - while using technologically advanced systems and underwriting to keep premiums low.
target parent: Lloyds Banking Group
target: esure Insurance, Ltd.
esure was founded in 2000 offering competitive insurance cover by using the Internet as a primary sales channel. Their goal is to offer superior service - on both the internet and phone - while using technologically advanced systems and underwriting to keep premiums low.
price ($mm)
$289*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/6/2008 via PR Newswire

Bankrate, Inc., acquired InsureMe

synopsis: Bankrate, Inc. has acquired the assets of InsureMe, Inc. based in Englewood, CO.
buyer: Bankrate, Inc.(RATE:$220.60)
Bankrate, Inc. owns and operates Bankrate.com, a leading Internet consumer banking marketplace. Bankrate.com is a destination site of personal finance channels, including banking, investing, taxes, debt management and college finance.
target: InsureMe
InsureMe, an Englewood, Colorado-based company, links insurance agents and consumers nationwide through its Web site and hundreds of affiliate partners. Since 1993, InsureMe has helped millions of people find insurance coverage while providing thousands of agents with high quality, real-time leads.
price($mm)[EV]
$59 [$58]
rev ($mm)
$27
EBITDA ($mm)
$5
EV / rev
3.1x
EV / EBITDA
18.7x
closed 10/7/2011 via PR Newswire

The Allstate Corp., purchased Esurance and Answer Financial from White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd.

synopsis: The Allstate Corporation has obtained all required regulatory approvals and closed its acquisition of Esurance and Answer Financial from White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd. Esurance is the third-largest provider of online auto insurance quotes and Answer Financial serves self-directed consumers who seek a choice among insurance companies.
buyer: The Allstate Corp.(ALL:$33,315.00)
The Allstate Corporation is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer. Known through the "You're In Good Hands With Allstate®" slogan, Allstate is reinventing protection and retirement to help nearly 16 million households insure what they have today and better prepare for tomorrow.
seller: White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd.(WTM:$2,178.10)
Esurance is the third-largest provider of online auto insurance quotes. Answer Financial serves self-directed consumers who seek a choice among insurance companies.
price ($mm)
$1,010
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/7/2004 via PR Newswire

Quotesmith.com, Inc., acquired Life Quotes, Inc.

synopsis: Quotesmith.com, Inc., QUOT, the only place on earth where you can get instant insurance quotes from over 200 leading companies and have the freedom to buy from the company of your choice, today announced that it has completed the previously announced asset acquisition of Life Quotes, Inc.
buyer: Quotesmith.com, Inc.(NSUR:$0.00)
Originally founded in 1984 as Quotesmith Corporation, Life Quotes, Inc. owns and operates a comprehensive consumer information service and companion insurance brokerage service that caters to the needs of self-directed insurance shoppers.
target: Life Quotes, Inc.
Life Quotes, Inc. was founded in 1979 as a traditional life insurance agency. In 1990, founder Kenneth L. Manley decided to change the life insurance business. Instead of meeting with customers face-to-face, something many people find uncomfortable, the entire transaction is conducted by phone, fax
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 10/28/2009 via AP - Associated Press

Monex Group, Inc., will acquire ORIX Securities Coporation

synopsis: Monex Group Inc, Japan's No. 3 online broker, will buy the securities unit of Orix Corp in a deal that will create the country's second-largest online broker. By forming a broker with more than $23 billion in client assets in over 1.3 million accounts, the two will be able to cut costs and beef up product and service line-ups.
buyer: Monex Group, Inc.
Monex Group, Inc., through its susidiaries, provides online brokerage and investment advisory services such as stocks, mutual funds, bonds, alternative investment products, fixed income products, and forex products for individuals.
target parent: ORIX Corporation
target: ORIX Securities Coporation
ORIX Securities Corporation assists corporate clients with initial public offering and capital market fund management in addition to operating retail investor-oriented online services such as the discount brokerage "ORIX Online" and foreign exchange margin brokerage "ORIX FX".
price ($mm)
$275
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/1/2005 via PR Newswire

E-Trade Financial Corp., acquired BrownCo

synopsis: E*TRADE FINANCIAL Corporation ET today announced it has completed the acquisition of BrownCo, an online brokerage service of JPMorgan Chase & Co.
buyer: E-Trade Financial Corp.(ETFC:$1,366.56)
The E*Trade Financial family of companies provide financial services including brokerage, banking and lending for retail, corporate and institutional customers. Securities products and services are offered by E*Trade Securities LLC (Member NASD/SIPC).
target parent: J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
target: BrownCo
BrownCo is an online investment brokerage for experienced investors. Provides stock trading, mutual funds, free quotes, equity market orders, IRAs, and more.
price ($mm)
$1,600
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/25/2006 via PR Newswire

Ameritrade Holding Corporation, acquired TD Waterhouse

synopsis: TD Bank Financial Group has completed the sale of TD Waterhouse USA to Ameritrade Holding Corporation, creating the combined company, TD Ameritrade. In connection with the transaction, TD Waterhouse Canada has acquired 100% of Ameritrade's Canadian brokerage operations.
buyer: Ameritrade Holding Corporation(AMTD:$0.00)
TD AMERITRADE Holding Corporation, through its brokerage subsidiaries, provides a dynamic balance of investment products and services that make it the investment firm of choice for millions of retail investor and independent registered investment advisor (RIA) clients.
target parent: Toronto Dominion Bank
target: TD Waterhouse
TD Waterhouse provides investors with a broad range of brokerage, mutual fund, banking products and services on an integrated basis. As you browse through our Web site, we invite you to read about our Products & Services.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/28/2012 via GlobeNewswire

Remark Media, Inc., acquired Banks.com, Inc.

synopsis: Remark Media, Inc. announced that it has completed its acquisition of Banks.com, Inc., a financial media company that owns and operates Banks.com, IRS.com, FileLater.com and MyStockFund.com. Banks.com is a leading financial services portal containing a unique breadth and depth of financial products and services.
buyer: Remark Media, Inc.(MARK:$1.25)
Remark Media, Inc. is a global digital media company focused on developing social media businesses that incorporate relevant, high quality content.
target: Banks.com, Inc.
Banks.com, Inc. operates Internet media properties that provide targeted online advertising and services primarily in the financial services sector. Banks.com provides access to financial content, including financial news, blogs, interest-rate tables, stock quotes, and financial calculators.
price($mm)[EV]
$4.86 [$5.37]
rev ($mm)
$4
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.2x
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/19/2009 via BNC Analysis

ClearDebt Ltd, acquired The Debt Advice Portal

synopsis: ClearDebt Group plc, the AIM-quoted consumer debt advisory, IVA and debt management group, is pleased to announce the acquisition of the business trading as "The Debt Advice Portal" and its associated intellectual property rights from Plinthtec Limited for a total consideration of up to GBP146,000.
buyer: ClearDebt Ltd
Clear Debt is here to help the hundreds of thousands of people in England & Wales who are deeply in debt. If you owe more than you think you can repay , Clear Debt can help you clear debt.
target parent: Plinthtec Limited
target: The Debt Advice Portal
Established in Spring 2007, The Debt Advice Portal was the first financial intermediary proposition to offer debt solutions as an extended business service. The main goal was and still is, to create a bridge between the client, financial intermediary and the debt solution providers.
price ($mm)
$0.10
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closed 6/9/2006 via

Netoy.com, acquired SafePay Solutions, Inc.

synopsis: Netoy.com is proud to announce that the agreement to acquire SafePay Solutions, Inc. for convertible preferred stock of Netoy.com, to be authorized by Netoy.com shareholders, has been signed.
buyer: Netoy.com
Netoy.com was one of the first online toy companies. In late 2004 Netoy began taking steps to restructure its operations and explore new ways to impact the toy industry. Since that time, the company has totally changed its management team and taken many steps towards refining its business model.
target: SafePay Solutions, Inc.
As an online payment provider, SafePay Solutions brings you the highest level of security, convenience, and speed of any online payment system. Our solutions for business and consumers all the around the world are innovative, secure, and cost-effective.
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