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announced 9/17/2007 via BusinessWire

Idearc Media Corp., will acquire Switchboard

synopsis: Idearc Inc. home to Superpages.com® and publisher of the Verizon® Yellow Pages, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Switchboard.com and other online directory assets from InfoSpace Inc. for $225 million.
buyer: Idearc Media Corp. (SPMD:$1,354.00)
Idearc provides sales, publishing and other related services for more than 1,200 distinct directory titles in 35 states and the District of Columbia. Superpages.com is the expert in local search with more than 2.8 billion network searches and 18 million business listings in the U.S. in 2006. "
target parent: InfoSpace, Inc.
target: Switchboard
Switchboard is a leading provider of local online advertising solutions and Internet-based yellow pages, interconnecting consumers, merchants and national advertisers. Switchboard helps consumers quickly and easily find and compare local businesses offering specific products and services.
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$225
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announced 12/5/2008 via BNC Analysis

Bisnode AB, will acquire Wer Liefert Was

synopsis: Bisnode has signed an agreement to acquire Wer Liefert Was. With the acquisition, Bisnode considerably strengthens its market position within digital business and product information services in Europe. The seller is the Italian group Seat Pagine Gialle and the purchase price amounts to approximately EUR 40 million (Enterprise Value).
buyer: Bisnode AB
Bisnode is one of Europe’s leading providers of digital business information, including credit reports, company and consumer information, direct marketing tools and market information for the general business-to-business market. "
target parent: Seat Pagine Gialle S.p.A
target: Wer Liefert Was
Wes Liefert Was offers supplier search services on the internet and the company has a strong market position in the German-speaking countries of Europe. Over the past few years, WLW has successfully transformed its business from print to online services covering a total of 670,000 companies.
price ($mm)
$8.03
rev ($mm)
$5
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
12.4x
EV / EBITDA
60.5x
closed 2/1/2016 via BNC Analysis

Traded Network Ltd. merged with Desire Marketing Ltd.,

synopsis: Marketing companies Desire Marketing and Traded Network have merged. Traded Network offers a range of digital marketing plans to businesses via a local business directory to position businesses within local search engine results. Desire Marketing offers tailored marketing solutions to local small and medium sized businesses.
buyer: Desire Marketing Ltd.
Desire Marketing offers tailored marketing solutions to local small and medium sized businesses. The company provides a wide range of marketing services from social media marketing, email marketing and e-zines through to bespoke marketing plans, website development, branding and design services. "
target: Traded Network Ltd.
Traded Network is a unique marketing solution that delivers effective results at an affordable rate. They get companies seen in more search engine results, throughout social media and within the local community. They create content all around key business search terms for websites to perform better.
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closed 5/9/2013 via Company Press Release

Legacy.com, Inc., acquired iAnnounce

synopsis: Legacy.com, Inc., the leading provider of online obituary solutions in the U.S., announced it has acquired Web Announcements Ltd, the parent company of iAnnounce, the European leader in online obituaries and family announcements.
buyer parent: Great Hill Partners LLC
buyer: Legacy.com, Inc.
Founded in 1998, Legacy.com operates the world’s largest network of obituary websites, covering 75% of all deaths in the U.S. through partnerships with 85% of U.S. newspapers, and the funeral homes they serve. Legacy.com is headquartered in Evanston, IL. "
target: iAnnounce
iAnnounce want people to be able to share their family news with everyone in their community. iAnnounce members are be able to share in the lives of their friends and neighbours - in happy times and in times of sadness and loss.
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closed 6/25/2008 via BusinessWire

Coupons, Inc., acquired CouponBug LLC

synopsis: Coupons, Inc., the world’s leading provider of interactive coupon marketing and technology solutions, announced the acquisition of CouponBug LLC. Through the deal, Coupons, Inc. gains direct relationships with television stations in more than 100 local television markets across the country.
buyer: Coupons, Inc. (QUOT:$424.68)
Coupons, Inc. is the global leader in interactive coupon solutions, providing clients with complete coupon promotional opportunities that appeal to key customer demographics. Coupons' innovative marketing technology solutions help top brands and retailers reach consumers on thousands of Web sites. "
target: CouponBug LLC
CouponBug® provides online national and local grocery coupons, health and beauty coupons, entertainment coupons, and retail coupons that you receive online and print at home.
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closed 5/15/2007 via BusinessWire

Coupons, Inc., acquired Boodle

synopsis: Coupons, Inc., the world’s leading provider of printable coupon marketing and technology solutions, has acquired Consumer Networks LLC, a privately owned venture of Gannett Co. Inc., Tribune Company, and the Copley Press. Through the deal, Coupons, Inc. will now distribute printable coupons from major consumer brands to over 550 newspaper websites.
buyer: Coupons, Inc. (QUOT:$424.68)
Coupons, Inc. is the global leader in interactive coupon solutions, providing clients with complete coupon promotional opportunities that appeal to key customer demographics. Coupons' innovative marketing technology solutions help top brands and retailers reach consumers on thousands of Web sites. "
target: Boodle
Consumer Network’s Boodle.com is a leading grocery savings site and distributor of online grocery coupons among 500 media and lifestyle sites. Boodle.com combines the local strength and trusted brands of its affiliated newspapers with nationally branded products.
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closed 12/1/2005 via

Enable Media Limited, acquired Scoot UK Ltd.

synopsis: Enable Media have announced the purchase of the Scoot customer base and a long term licence agreement of the Scoot brand from British Telecom for an undisclosed sum.
buyer: Enable Media Limited
Established since 1997, AskAlix is one of the UK's leading and longest established online business directory services. A two time winner of the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 awards, AskAlix allows users to find businesses, products and services, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. "
target parent: BT Group plc
target: Scoot UK Ltd.
Scoot is a comprehensive business and service directory offering you a fast, easy way to find information on more than two million goods and services, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We put buyers and sellers in touch with each other quickly, simply and accurately.
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$17
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closed 11/11/2004 via BusinessWire

Ebay Inc., acquired Marktplaats.nl

synopsis: eBay, the World's Online Marketplace, today announced that it has acquired Marktplaats.nl, the leading classifieds website in the Netherlands. eBay purchased Marktplaats.nl from Het Goed Beheer BV, a company that owns second-hand retail shops in the Netherlands.
buyer: Ebay Inc. (EBAY:$10,761.00)
eBay pioneers communities built on commerce, sustained by trust and inspired by opportunity. eBay enables e-commerce on a local, national and international basis with an array of websites that bring together millions of buyers and sellers every day. "
target parent: Het Goed Beheer BV
target: Marktplaats.nl
Founded in 1999, Marktplaats.nl was one of the first websites in the Netherlands dedicated to the classified advertising format online. Since then, it has grown into the most popular website of its kind in the Netherlands with a growing audience among individuals and small businesses.
price ($mm)
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closed 10/18/2017 via BNC Analysis

Teleinfo Media Public Co., Ltd., acquired Thailand YellowPages

synopsis: Teleinfo Media Public Co., Ltd., the official publisher and distributor of telephone directories in Thailand, has acquired a 99.94% stake in Thailand YellowPages, the most reliable online source for information on Thailand businesses. Thailand YellowPages allows users to search for businesses in a wide variety of industries.
buyer parent: CS LoxInfo Plc.
buyer: Teleinfo Media Public Co., Ltd.
Teleinfo Media Public Co., Ltd. is the official publisher and distributor of telephone directories in Thailand. The company provides telephone directory services through traditional telephone directories, directory assistant services, and Yellow Pages. "
target: Thailand YellowPages
Thailand YellowPages is the most reliable online source for information on Thailand businesses. Users can search for businesses in a wide variety of industries, including housing, automotive, technology and IT, health and beauty, travel, education, fashion, financial services, and more.
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closed 6/17/2013 via PR Web

Tollfreenumber.org, acquired NATMAP

synopsis: Tollfreenumber.org, a United States based company, has recently acquired NATMAP, which is located at http://www.dir2.net, an online phone number database that contains non-public information about ALL U.S. telephone numbers.
buyer: Tollfreenumber.org
Tollfreenumber.org specializes in helping small businesses to be competitive nationwide by providing toll-free phone numbers and other telecommunications services. "
target: NATMAP
NATMAP (North American Phone Number Map) is a free online phone number database that contains non-public information about ALL U.S. telephone numbers.
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closed 6/4/2013 via PR Web

Tollfreenumber.org, acquired Reverse800.com

synopsis: The Tollfreenumber.org Online Directory has acquired Reverse800.com. Reverse800.com is an online search engine that allows people to look up information on toll-free numbers for free. Tollfreenumber.ORG specializes in helping small businesses to be competitive nationwide by providing toll-free phone numbers and other telecommunications services.
buyer: Tollfreenumber.org
Tollfreenumber.org specializes in helping small businesses to be competitive nationwide by providing toll-free phone numbers and other telecommunications services. "
target: Reverse800.com
Reverse800.com is an online search engine that was started in 2005 that allows people to look up information on toll-free numbers for free. This gives its visitors the ability to verify telemarketer phone numbers as well as view information for those who have been making harassing phone calls.
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announced 9/17/2007 via BusinessWire

Idearc Media Corp., will acquire Switchboard

synopsis: Idearc Inc. home to Superpages.com® and publisher of the Verizon® Yellow Pages, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Switchboard.com and other online directory assets from InfoSpace Inc. for $225 million.
buyer: Idearc Media Corp. (SPMD:$1,354.00)
Idearc provides sales, publishing and other related services for more than 1,200 distinct directory titles in 35 states and the District of Columbia. Superpages.com is the expert in local search with more than 2.8 billion network searches and 18 million business listings in the U.S. in 2006. "
target parent: InfoSpace, Inc.
target: Switchboard
Switchboard is a leading provider of local online advertising solutions and Internet-based yellow pages, interconnecting consumers, merchants and national advertisers. Switchboard helps consumers quickly and easily find and compare local businesses offering specific products and services.
price ($mm)
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closed 6/4/2004 via PR Newswire

InfoSpace, Inc., acquired Switchboard

synopsis: Switchboard Incorporated SWBD, a leading provider of local online advertising solutions and internet-based yellow pages, today announced that InfoSpace, Inc. INSP has completed the acquisition of the Company in accordance with the terms of the definitive agreement announced March 26, 2004.
buyer: InfoSpace, Inc. (BCOR:$371.98)
InfoSpace, Inc. is a leading developer of tools and technologies to help people discover and enjoy content and information – whether on a mobile phone or on the PC. InfoSpace uses its proprietary metasearch technology to power a portfolio of branded Web sites. "
target: Switchboard
Switchboard is a leading provider of local online advertising solutions and Internet-based yellow pages, interconnecting consumers, merchants and national advertisers. Switchboard helps consumers quickly and easily find and compare local businesses offering specific products and services.
price ($mm)
$95
rev ($mm)
$15
EBITDA ($mm)
$3
EV / rev
6.3x
EV / EBITDA
36.2x
closed 8/22/2012 via PR Newswire

Didit.com, LLC., acquired Inceptor

synopsis: Didit.com, a privately held industry pioneer in Search Engine Marketing and Digital Marketing, has purchased the assets of Idearc Inceptor, LLC, a provider of SEO, Paid Search Marketing and Social Media Marketing, and a wholly owned subsidiary of SuperMedia LLC.
buyer: Didit.com, LLC.
Didit.com is a privately held industry pioneer in Search Engine Marketing and Digital Marketing founded in 1996. Didit's proprietary Maestro search and auction-based display campaign optimization technology combine with recent advances in the application of "Big Data" to SEM and display campaigns. "
target parent: SuperMedia Inc.
target: Inceptor
Inceptor provides best-in-class holistic search engine marketing solutions, including search engine optimization, pay per click management services, comparison shopping engine management, and social media marketing strategies.
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closed 4/30/2013 via BusinessWire

SuperMedia Inc. merged with Dex One Corporation,

synopsis: Dex One Corporation and SuperMedia Inc. announced the completion of their merger, creating Dex Media, Inc. -- one of the largest national providers of social, local and mobile marketing solutions through direct relationships with local businesses.
buyer: Dex One Corporation (DXM:$1,815.00)
Dex One Corporation is a leading marketing solutions provider helping local businesses and their customers connect wherever and whenever they choose to search. The company provides integrated products and services to help its clients establish their digital presence and generate leads. "
target: SuperMedia Inc. (SPMD:$1,354.00)
SuperMedia, based in Dallas, Texas, sells print and Internet advertising to small and medium size businesses. SuperMedia’s advertising products and services include the SuperGuarantee and SuperTradeExchange programs, Verizon SuperYellowPages, FairPoint SuperYellowPages, and more.
price ($mm)[EV]
$44 [$1,478]
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$1,495
EBITDA ($mm)
$546
EV / rev
1.0x
EV / EBITDA
2.7x
announced 9/17/2007 via BusinessWire

Idearc Media Corp., will acquire Switchboard

synopsis: Idearc Inc. home to Superpages.com® and publisher of the Verizon® Yellow Pages, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Switchboard.com and other online directory assets from InfoSpace Inc. for $225 million.
buyer: Idearc Media Corp. (SPMD:$1,354.00)
Idearc provides sales, publishing and other related services for more than 1,200 distinct directory titles in 35 states and the District of Columbia. Superpages.com is the expert in local search with more than 2.8 billion network searches and 18 million business listings in the U.S. in 2006. "
target parent: InfoSpace, Inc.
target: Switchboard
Switchboard is a leading provider of local online advertising solutions and Internet-based yellow pages, interconnecting consumers, merchants and national advertisers. Switchboard helps consumers quickly and easily find and compare local businesses offering specific products and services.
price ($mm)
$225
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closed 1/4/2019 via BusinessWire

eLocal, acquired CityGrid

synopsis: eLocal, a profitable, fast growing 10 year old internet advertising company, has acquired CityGrid, a leader in local business advertising solutions and its subsidiary, Felix. They connect local business advertisers with hundreds of the largest and most trafficked websites and mobile apps.
buyer: eLocal
eLocal is a profitable, fast growing 10 year old internet advertising company whose mission is to connect consumers with local businesses, with a particular specialization in the home services and legal verticals. "
target: CityGrid
CityGrid is a leader in local business advertising solutions. They connect local business advertisers with hundreds of the largest and most trafficked websites and mobile apps through CityGrid, their local content and advertising network.
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closed 4/30/2013 via BusinessWire

SuperMedia Inc. merged with Dex One Corporation,

synopsis: Dex One Corporation and SuperMedia Inc. announced the completion of their merger, creating Dex Media, Inc. -- one of the largest national providers of social, local and mobile marketing solutions through direct relationships with local businesses.
buyer: Dex One Corporation (DXM:$1,815.00)
Dex One Corporation is a leading marketing solutions provider helping local businesses and their customers connect wherever and whenever they choose to search. The company provides integrated products and services to help its clients establish their digital presence and generate leads. "
target: SuperMedia Inc. (SPMD:$1,354.00)
SuperMedia, based in Dallas, Texas, sells print and Internet advertising to small and medium size businesses. SuperMedia’s advertising products and services include the SuperGuarantee and SuperTradeExchange programs, Verizon SuperYellowPages, FairPoint SuperYellowPages, and more.
price ($mm)[EV]
$44 [$1,478]
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$1,495
EBITDA ($mm)
$546
EV / rev
1.0x
EV / EBITDA
2.7x
closed 4/24/2012 via PR Newswire

Bee Media Inc., acquired Adcentricity, Inc.

synopsis: Bee Media Inc., a mobile shopping platform, announced the acquisition of the business of Adcentricity Inc., a location-based digital media technology company. In addition, the newly formed Adcentricity announced the availability of two new products that make it easier for advertisers to develop hyper-local campaigns.
buyer: Bee Media Inc.
Bee Media Inc. is a mobile shopping platform. Bee Media Incorporated provides location-based mobile media services. It offers an opt-in services that delivers location-specific offers and information to its members on their mobile devices while they are shopping. "
target: Adcentricity, Inc.
Adcentricity has quickly become North America's award winning, most trusted ad network in digital out-of-home media. Adcentricity eases the pain and complexity of the buying and planning process of digital out-of-home media by providing a strategic solution to media agencies and brands.
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closed 12/1/2010 via BusinessWire

Specific Media, Inc., acquired AdCombination

synopsis: Specific Media, a next generation media platform company, recently announced the acquisition of Amsterdam-based AdCombination in a move to expand its operations into the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg.
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: AdCombination
AdCombination is a leading display network in the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg, with a premium publisher network and strong industry relationships.
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closed 5/6/2008 via BusinessWire

Ogopogo Media, Inc., acquired BC Network

synopsis: Ogopogo Media Inc. announced that it has acquired all the shares of 536187 BC Inc., operating as BC Network. The all cash deal with Michael Gilgan of Kamloops was for $400,000 CDN. BC Network has operated city, regional and tourism related websites for the past 9 years.
buyer: Ogopogo Media, Inc.
Ogopogo Media is a new generation Internet media company that concentrates on acquiring and developing geographically targeted destination and category specific Internet properties. Additional web development projects include BC.org, Kelowna.com, Vernon.com, Nanaimo.com, Kamloops.com and many more. "
target: BC Network
BC Network has operated city, regional and tourism related websites for the past 9 years.
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announced 4/20/2011 via Company Press Release

eBay, will acquire Where, Inc.

synopsis: eBay Inc. has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Where, Inc., a leading location media company and local discovery mobile application. Where, Inc. is expected to enhance the company’s position in local and mobile commerce and deepen its ability to connect retailers with consumers.
buyer: eBay (EBAY:$10,761.00)
Founded in 1995 in San Jose, Calif., eBay Inc. connects millions of buyers and sellers globally on a daily basis through eBay, the world’s largest online marketplace, and PayPal, which enables individuals and businesses to securely, easily and quickly send and receive online payments. "
target: Where, Inc.
Founded in 2004, Where, Inc. is a Boston-based business at the forefront of the intersection of local and mobile commerce. Where, Inc. operates a leading local mobile discovery application – WHERE – and a leading location-based advertising network – WHERE Ads.
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closed 8/18/2010 via Company Press Release

Yahoo Japan Corporation, acquired Cirius Technologies, Inc.

synopsis: Cirius Technologies, Inc. has announced that it has been acquired by Yahoo Japan Corporation. Cirius' flagship product, Adlocal, has been enabling advertisers to target mobile users based on location and proximity. The acquisition of Cirius by Yahoo Japan will focus both companies' efforts in the Japanese advertising market.
buyer parent: Softbank Corporation
buyer: Yahoo Japan Corporation (TSE:4689:$8,988.42)
Yahoo Japan Corporation is a Japan-based provider of Internet search services. The Company has three business segments. The Advertising segment provides banner advertising, text advertising, mail advertising and searching tracking advertising services. "
target: Cirius Technologies, Inc.
Founded in 2004 in Tokyo, Cirius built the AdLocal ad platform as its flagship product. AdLocal uses innovative location based technology to help companies communicate to customers anywhere and anytime they choose.
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closed 9/11/2019 via Company Press Release

Serendipity Media LLC, acquired REVUE Magazine

synopsis: Serendipity Media LLC, a Grand Rapids-based custom publisher and marketing firm, has acquired REVUE Magazine from Revue Holding Company, the parent company of bi-weekly B2B publication MiBiz. REVUE Magazine is a comprehensive free entertainment guide that covers music, arts, film, beer, dining and family-centric entertainment in West Michigan.
buyer: Serendipity Media LLC
Serendipity Media is a Grand Rapids-based custom publisher and marketing firm. Serendipity Media specializes in magazine and eNewsletter publishing, content marketing, branding, audience development, social media, website design, and custom events. "
target parent: Revue Holding Company Inc.
target: REVUE Magazine
REVUE Magazine is West Michigan's most comprehensive free entertainment guide. REVUE Magazine covers music, arts, film, beer, dining and family-centric entertainment. The magazine is distributed monthly to more than 500 locations throughout West Michigan.
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closed 8/28/2019 via BNC Analysis

Arcadia Publishing and The History Press, acquired Wildsam, Inc.

synopsis: Arcadia Publishing, the hyper-local book publisher, has acquired Wildsam, publisher of the Wildsam Field Guides series, a catalog of 14 field guides covering such cities as Austin, Nashville, and Detroit. As a result of the acquisition, Wildsam will expand its editorial team and increase the number of titles to be published in 2020.
buyer parent: Lezen Acquisition
buyer: Arcadia Publishing and The History Press
Arcadia Publishing is the leading publisher of local and regional books in the United States. Composed in a unique pictorial format with over two hundred vintage images and accompanying captions, Arcadia books animate the cherished memories, people, places, and events that define a community. "
target: Wildsam, Inc.
Wildsam is the publisher of the Wildsam Field Guides series. Wildsam has a catalog of 14 field guides covering such cities as Austin, Nashville, and Detroit. The publisher's guides include writing from such journalists, poets, novelists, and historians as Emma Straub, Rick Bass and Ann Friedman.
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closed 9/28/2017 via PR Web

Cameron + Company, acquired San Francisco Cuisine Magazine

synopsis: Cameron + Company, publisher of quality books with a focus on photography, art, food & wine, children’s, and publications of regional interest, has acquired San Francisco Cuisine Magazine, the premier culinary guide to the Bay Area. San Francisco Cuisines includes current menus, descriptions and photographs of the top restaurants and wineries.
buyer: Cameron + Company
Founded in 1964, Cameron + Company, Inc. is a media company rich in book publishing history with recent expansion into licensing, merchandising, TV/Film, digital media and other forms of media. Cameron + Company's business divisions include Cameron Books, Cameron Studios and Roundtree Press. "
target: San Francisco Cuisine Magazine
For more than a decade, San Francisco Cuisine has been the Bay Area's Premier Culinary Guide to Fine Restaurants and Wineries - the ultimate restaurant, recipe and winery resource for foodies, travelers and industry insiders.
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closed 7/14/2017 via Company Press Release

GeraNova Bruckmann Verlagshaus GmbH, acquired Silberburg-Verlag GmbH

synopsis: On 14 July 2017, GeraNova Bruckmann Verlagshaus GmbH, acquired Silberburg-Verlag GmbH. In addition to the monthly magazine "Beautiful Swabia" and the folk calendar "Lahrer Hinkender Bote", whose tradition dates back to 1800, there are 60 to 70 popular books and about 30 e-books & other media for Baden-Württemberg, Germany that Silverburg publishes.
buyer: GeraNova Bruckmann Verlagshaus GmbH
GeraNova Bruckmann publishes books, magazines, calendars, DVDs, online portals, e-books and apps on a wide range of topics including tourism, sports, nature, history, activities guide, illustrated books on topics from European regions, automotive, motorcycle, train, aviation and military history. "
target: Silberburg-Verlag GmbH
Silberburg-Verlag GmbHb publishes magazines, a calendar, books, e-books, and other media focusing on excursion and leisure guides, country-specific books, illustrated books, culinary, biographies, gift books, dialect volumes, country-based novels and regional rhymes.
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closed 11/17/2016 via Company Press Release

Herald-Mail Company, acquired What's NXT, LLC

synopsis: Herald-Mail Media announced it has acquired What’s NXT, the Hagerstown-based company that publishes a free monthly event guide and hosts local events, such as the Downtown Summer Slide Festival and Krumpe’s Donut Drop.
buyer parent: Schurz Communications, Inc.
buyer: Herald-Mail Company
189-year-old Herald-Mail Media is owned by Schurz Communications a family-owned company based in Indiana. In addition to their daily newspaper, and several area magazines, Herald-Mail Media also owns multiple digital assets serving the largest local online audience. "
target parent: High Rock Holdings
target: What's NXT, LLC
What’s NXT is a Hagerstown-based company that publishes a free monthly event guide and hosts local events, such as the Downtown Summer Slide Festival and Krumpe’s Donut Drop.
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closed 1/28/2016 via BNC Analysis

Giftxoxo, acquired Actizone

synopsis: Bangalore-based Nreach Online Services Pvt Ltd, which runs online gifting platform Giftxoxo, has acquired Actizone, an online portal to discover extracurricular activities. Mumbai-based Actizone, run by PassionKart Services Pvt Ltd, caters to all age groups, from toddlers to adults, who can discover activities grouped under 12 broad categories.
buyer: Giftxoxo
Giftxoxo is a company focused on experiential gifting since its start in 2012. Giftxoxo’s unique Corporate Gifts make them the pioneer in the gifting industry. Giftxoxo specializes in Experiences gifts, Gift vouchers and the Rewards and Recognition Portal - XoxoEngage. "
target: Actizone
Actizone is an online search and discovery platform that lets users find the best extracurricular activities in their neighbourhood in a fast and convenient way. Actizone provides comprehensive information related to the professionals and activity centres, including photos, videos, and reviews.
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closed 9/9/2015 via Yahoo, Inc.

Long Island Exchange merged with Long Island Media Inc.,

synopsis: LongIslandExchange.com and LongIsland.com, the two premiere online sources encompassing the unique experience that is Long Island, announced a powerhouse merger under the umbrella of Long Island Media Inc., amassing the largest collective grouping of websites ever based on and dedicated to Long Island.
buyer: Long Island Media Inc.
Long Island Media, Inc. owns and operates the largest privately held network of Long Island based web sites on the Internet. The company owns LongIsland.com, and has acquired most of Long Island's original web portals; websites specifically focused on Long Island New York. "
target parent: Searchen Networks
target: Long Island Exchange
LongIslandExchange.com is well recognized as the leading city guide for Long Island residents as well as visitors to the area. The site offers credible, well edited, and monitored local information, news, free classifieds, and reporting making it the leading localized portal.
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closed 4/2/2015 via Company Press Release

TomTom NV, acquired Whereis Maps

synopsis: TomTom announces the acquisition of Location Navigation including the WhereIs map assets of Australia from Sensis. TomTom will acquire all business activities of Location Navigation including its mapping IP and customer database.
buyer: TomTom NV (ENXTAM:TOM2:$1,079.90)
Founded in 1991, TomTom is a leading provider of navigation and location-based products and services. TomTom maps, traffic information and navigation technology power automotive in-dash systems, mobile devices, web based applications and government and business solutions. "
target parent: Platinum Equity, LLC
target: Whereis Maps
Whereis Maps is a leading provider of digital maps and content for Australia, and among the leading digital maps and content providers for New Zealand as well. Whereis.com provides maps and directions to almost any address in Australia, plus points of interest along the way.
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closed 8/18/2014 via Reuters

Google Inc., acquired JetPac Inc

synopsis: Google has acquired Jetpac, an iPhone application that uses pictures from various social networking sites to create city guides. Based on image processing of the world's Instagram photos, it tells where the happiest bars are, where to find the most scenic hikes, or hipster coffee places in any city in the world.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$166,677.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. "
target: JetPac Inc
Jetpac is an iPhone application that uses pictures from various social networking sites to create city guides. Based on image processing of the world's Instagram photos, it tells where the happiest bars are, where to find the most scenic hikes, or hipster coffee places in any city in the world.
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closed 4/3/2014 via BNC Analysis

Localist Limited, acquired Localist Limited

synopsis: New Zealand Post has sold its digital media subsidiary the Localist to management. The Localist started in 2011 as a mix of print and digital directories business and at one time had aspirations to being a media firm competing with community newspapers.
buyer: Localist Limited
Localist Limited offers a website and mobile app where people can share the things to taste, buy, and do around where they live. When locals want to recommend a business they think is great, they “love” it on Localist, enabling New Zealand small businesses to get noticed online. "
target parent: New Zealand Post Limited
target: Localist Limited
Localist Limited offers a website and mobile app where people can share the things to taste, buy, and do around where they live. When locals want to recommend a business they think is great, they “love” it on Localist, enabling New Zealand small businesses to get noticed online.
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closed 1/16/2014 via PR Web

Searchen Networks, acquired LongIslandExchange.com

synopsis: Searchen Networks is pleased to announce its acquisition of online publication Long Island Exchange. The site offers credible, well edited, and monitored local information, news, free classifieds, and reporting making it the leading localized portal.
buyer: Searchen Networks
Searchen Networks is a pioneer in search engine marketing. The SEARCHEN mission is, and has always been, to provide services poised at increasing a companies overall visibility on the Internet. "
target: LongIslandExchange.com
LongIslandExchange.com is well recognized as the leading city guide for Long Island residents as well as visitors to the area. The site offers credible, well edited, and monitored local information, news, free classifieds, and reporting making it the leading localized portal.
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announced 5/31/2013 via CNW Group

Sprylogics International Corp, will acquire Poynt Corporation

synopsis: Sprylogics International announces that it has signed a Letter of Intent to acquire Poynt Inc. Poynt Corp. is a global leader in the mobile local search and advertising space. Its Location Based Search (LBS) and advertising platform, Poynt, enhances a user's ability to connect with exactly what they need in their local area.
buyer: Sprylogics International Corp (SPY.V:$0.23)
Sprylogics International Corp. develops advanced search, analysis, and information display tools and services. These solutions enable users to search large amounts of unstructured data on the Web and in internal corporate databases, and convert it into actionable intelligence. "
target parent: Intertainment Media Inc.
target: Poynt Corporation
Poynt Corp. is a global leader in the mobile local search and advertising space. Its Location Based Search (LBS) and advertising platform, Poynt, enhances a user's ability to connect with exactly what they need in their local area.
price ($mm)
$2.90
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closed 5/1/2013 via Company Press Release

Brownstoner Media, acquired QueensNYC.com

synopsis: Blankslate has sold QueensNYC blog to partner Brownstoner. Brownstoner is going to transition the site and rename it Brownstoner Queens. The site will take on Brownstoner’s voice and unique perspective on real estate. QueensNYC is a daily site about the happenings in New York City’s biggest borough, Queens.
buyer: Brownstoner Media
Brownstoner is the leading site about Brooklyn real estate and renovation, and all the tangential topics that impact life inside and outside the home in Brooklyn; the site also boasts a Marketplace with over 3,000 real estate listings and 250 local businesses. "
target parent: BlankSlate
target: QueensNYC.com
QueensNYC explores NYC’s largest borough. They delve in to the news, life, culture and geography of Queens, finding the places, food and cultural adventures that make Queens unique. Though the site is about Queens, they also focus on connections relevant to the rest of NYC and surrounding areas.
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