Like Swapagift.com

closed 2/20/2009 via PR Newswire

Giftcards.com, acquired Swapagift.com

synopsis: Wolfe.com, LLC, parent company of GiftCards.com, the leading provider of prepaid Visa debit cards to consumers and corporations, has announced its acquisition of Swapagift.com. Founded in 2003 as a gift card trading exchange, Swapagift.com allowed customers to buy, sell and trade unwanted gift cards.
buyer parent: Wolfe, LLC
buyer: Giftcards.com
GiftCards.com is a leading provider of prepaid Visa debit cards to consumers and corporations to expend as gifts, rewards, or incentives. GiftCards.com currently services thousands of corporations for their gift card needs including 25% of the Fortune 1,000. GiftCards.com was founded in 1999. "
target: Swapagift.com
Swapagift.com(R) is the leading buyer of unused merchant gift cards. With over 500 national agents offering our gift card redemption service in their financial services stores, Swapagift.com provides the only liquidation service of its kind in the secondary gift card market.
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closed 5/25/2020 via BNC Analysis

Teleclal Group Ltd., acquired Buyme Technologies Ltd.

synopsis: The founders of BuyMe, an online giftcard company, sold their share in the company to Tel Aviv-based Teleclal Group Ltd., which owns a range of digital services companies. Teleclal preciously held a stake in BUYME, but will now become the majority shareholder.
buyer: Teleclal Group Ltd.
Tel Aviv-based Teleclal Group Ltd. owns a range of digital services companies. Teleclal Group consists of 9 subsidiaries including Puzzle Productions, Tech Buddy, Multipass Loyalty Solutions, Jobit, and more. "
target: Buyme Technologies Ltd.
BUYME is the leading gift and experience platform in Israel. BUYME enables a unique and innovative way to send gifts and experiences in a digital, personal and exciting way directly to mobile or email.
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closed 6/20/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Givex Corporation, acquired Giftcertificates.ca

synopsis: Givex, a Canadian cloud-based customer engagement solution that helps to streamline business operations, has acquired Giftcertificates.ca. Formerly a division of Moneris Solutions Corporation, Giftcertificates.ca offers gift cards to businesses and consumers from Canada’s most popular retailers, restaurants, hotels, and entertainment providers.
buyer: Givex Corporation
Canada-based Givex is a cloud-based operations management solution designed to streamline business efficiencies and generate valuable customer data. Givex provides operational intelligence for various industries offering a fully integrated suite of products, including gift cards, loyalty, and more. "
target parent: Advent International
target: Giftcertificates.ca
Giftcertificates.ca provides consumers and businesses with a wide range of gift cards. The company is a one-stop source offering a variety of original gift cards from Canada’s most popular retailers, restaurants, hotels, and entertainment providers.
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closed 8/30/2017 via PR Newswire

Blackhawk Network, Inc., acquired Cash Star, Inc.

synopsis: Blackhawk Network, Inc., a global financial technology company, has acquired CashStar, Inc., a leading provider of gift card commerce solutions at the forefront of mobile payments and digital gifting innovation. The CashStar Commerce platform is used by merchants to increase revenue, reduce costs and optimize customer experiences across channels.
buyer: Blackhawk Network, Inc. (HAWK:$2,070.19)
Blackhawk Network, Inc. is a financial technology company and a leader in connecting brands and people through branded value solutions. Blackhawk platforms and solutions enable the management of stored value products, promotions and incentive programs in retail, ecommerce and mobile wallets. "
target: Cash Star, Inc.
CashStar is an industry-leading provider of gift card commerce solutions at the forefront of mobile payments and digital gifting. The CashStar Commerce platform is used by merchants to increase revenue, reduce costs and optimize customer experiences across channels.
price ($mm)
$175
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EBITDA ($mm)
$14
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13.0x
closed 5/31/2017 via BNC Analysis

Wonderbox S.A.S, acquired GiftForYou

synopsis: Wonderbox, the European leader in gift boxes and specialist in the sale of leisure activities on the internet, has acquired GiftForYou (GiftFor2), the leading issuer of experience gift boxes and gift cards in The Netherlands. The boxes and gift cards are sold in more than 5000 retail stores and through B2B and online channels.
buyer: Wonderbox S.A.S
Wonderbox is the European leader in gift boxes and specialist in the sale of leisure activities on the internet. The company was incorporated in 2008 and is headquartered in Paris, France. "
target: GiftForYou
GiftForYou is the leading issuer of experience gift boxes and gift cards in The Netherlands. The boxes and gift cards are sold in more than 5000 retail stores and through B2B and online channels. The products can be redeemed at more than 4000 redemption partners.
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$22
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closed 12/21/2016 via PR Web

Ifeelgoods, Inc., acquired Ma-Carte-Cadeau

synopsis: Ifeelgoods, the international digital rewards platform for companies, announces the acquisition of MaCarteCadeau.com, a website selling physical and digital gift cards. The acquisition of MaCarteCadeau.com accelerates the development of Ifeelgoods in the self-service market, and opens new growth opportunities in France and abroad.
buyer: Ifeelgoods, Inc.
Founded in 2010, Ifeelgoods provides a frictionless platform that enables marketers to instantly reward their audiences in a variety of solutions - Commerce, CRM, Social Media, Shopper Marketing, Loyalty and others. "
target: Ma-Carte-Cadeau
Ma-Carte-Cadeau.com, the 1st website specialized in branded gift card sales, lists over 70 partner brands’ offers (Sephora, Fnac, Galeries Lafayette, Décathlon, Promod,..). Ma-Carte-Cadeau.com offers both physical gift cards and e-gift cards (sent via email) to meet the demand for last-minute gifts.
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closed 4/5/2016 via PR Newswire

RetailMeNot, acquired GiftCard Zen Inc

synopsis: RetailMeNot, Inc., a leading digital savings destination connecting consumers with retailers, restaurants and brands, announced that it has acquired GiftCard Zen Inc. GiftCard Zen is a leader in the secondary gift card market, which involves buying gift cards from, and selling gift cards to, consumers and businesses at a discount to face value.
buyer: RetailMeNot (SALE:$280.42)
RetailMeNot is a leading digital savings destination connecting consumers with retailers, restaurants and brands, both online and in-store. The company enables consumers to find hundreds of thousands of digital offers and discounted gift cards to save money while they shop or dine out. "
target: GiftCard Zen Inc
GiftCard Zen is a leader in the secondary gift card market, which involves buying gift cards from, and selling gift cards to, consumers and businesses at a discount to face value. Their mission is to save people money on the day-to-day purchases they make anyways and on bigger purchases.
price ($mm)
$22
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
$2
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16.5x
closed 2/3/2016 via PR Newswire

Blackhawk Network, Inc., acquired NimbleCommerce

synopsis: Blackhawk Network, a leading prepaid and payments network, announced that it has acquired NimbleCommerce, a digital commerce platform and network for promotions. NimbleCommerce also allows merchants and brands to manage their own prepaid offer and gift card programs, or resell through a network of retailer and publisher branded sites.
buyer: Blackhawk Network, Inc. (HAWK:$2,070.19)
Blackhawk Network is a leading prepaid and payments global company, which supports the program management and distribution of gift cards, prepaid telecom products and financial service products in a number of different retail, digital and incentive channels. "
target: NimbleCommerce
NimbleCommerce is a leading commerce platform and distribution network for digital promotions. The company helps merchants sell their own pre-paid offers and gift cards through a network of publisher branded sites. Its services include an e-commerce platform, merchandising and promotions system.
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closed 1/6/2016 via PR Newswire

Blackhawk Network, Inc., acquired Giftcards.com

synopsis: Blackhawk Network, a leading prepaid and payments network, announced that it has acquired Giftcards.com, LLC, which sells digital and physical prepaid gift card solutions to consumers through a high-trafficked gift card US website, and OmniCard, LLC, which sells customized prepaid incentive and reward solutions for business clients.
buyer: Blackhawk Network, Inc. (HAWK:$2,070.19)
Blackhawk Network is a leading prepaid and payments global company, which supports the program management and distribution of gift cards, prepaid telecom products and financial service products in a number of different retail, digital and incentive channels. "
target parent: Wolfe, LLC
target: Giftcards.com
GiftCards.com has been providing U.S. consumers with an array of gift card products. OmniCard provides incentive and reward prepaid products to corporate clients across multiple industries including healthcare, energy, manufacturing, real estate and marketing agencies.
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$120
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closed 7/14/2015 via BusinessWire

First Data Corporation, acquired Transaction Wireless

synopsis: First Data Corporation, a payment technology and services company, has acquired Transaction Wireless, Inc. (TWI), a digital gift card company. TWI’s cloud-based gift card distribution platform supports open and closed loop prepaid, store-branded gift card program management, offering end-to-end card management for retailers and distributors.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: First Data Corporation (FDC:$8,679.00)
First Data provides payment technology and services solutions. With 23,000 owner-associates and operations in 34 countries, the company provides payment technology and services to more than six million merchants and financial institutions, from small businesses to the world’s largest corporations. "
target: Transaction Wireless
Transaction Wireless has been dedicated to helping regional, national and global retailers and partners transform their traditional gift card business to engage with the ever-changing digital lives of consumers through our multi-channel gift card and integrated marketing platform.
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closed 7/30/2014 via PR Newswire

CardCash Inc., acquired Plastic Jungle

synopsis: CardCash.com, the world's largest independent marketplace for secondary gift cards, announced that it has acquired the assets of Plastic Jungle, formerly a San Mateo, Calif.-based company. As part of the deal, CardCash.com will acquire Plastic Jungle's technology infrastructure, business partnerships and domain name, PlasticJungle.com.
buyer: CardCash Inc.
Founded in 2008, CardCash.com offers the country's largest and most secure selection of discounted gift cards online. The company was ranked #14 out of 100 on Forbes' list of America's Most Promising Companies for 2014. "
target: Plastic Jungle
Plastic Jungle is the web’s largest secured gift card exchange, giving consumers the choice and flexibility to convert their gift cards into other forms of spending power including cash, online balances to use for purchases at the millions of merchants that accept PayPal, Facebook Credits, and more.
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closed 10/21/2011 via Market Wire

Blackhawk Network, Inc., acquired Cardpool, Inc.

synopsis: Blackhawk Network, a leading provider of prepaid and financial payments products for consumers and businesses, announced the acquisition of Cardpool, the fast-growing gift card exchange company where consumers can buy, sell and trade gift cards.
buyer parent: Safeway Inc.
buyer: Blackhawk Network, Inc. (HAWK:$2,070.19)
Blackhawk Network, a subsidiary of Safeway Inc., is a leading provider of prepaid and financial payments products for consumers and businesses. The company's Gift Card Mall™ offers the industry's most popular prepaid gift card and telecom products. "
target: Cardpool, Inc.
Cardpool is the fast-growing gift card exchange company where customers can buy, sell, or trade gift cards safely and securely. Customers can exchange their gift cards at www.cardpool.com, where they can buy, sell, or trade, gift cards to over 400 different retailers.
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$9.90
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closed 5/1/2018 via BusinessWire

Groupon, Inc., acquired Giftcloud and Vouchercloud

synopsis: Groupon, an American worldwide e-commerce marketplace, announced it has acquired Cloud Savings Company, Ltd., parent company of online discount code platform Vouchercloud and brand loyalty provider Giftcloud.
buyer: Groupon, Inc. (GRPN:$2,503.80)
Groupon offers a vast mobile and online marketplace where people discover and save on amazing things to do, see, eat and buy. By enabling real-time commerce across local businesses, travel destinations, consumer products and live events, shoppers can find the best a city has to offer. "
target: Giftcloud and Vouchercloud
Vouchercloud is one of the UK’s leading voucher platforms, having revolutionized the marketplace with the launch of Europe’s first voucher app in 2010. Giftcloud is at the forefront of the digital gift card market, launching in 2014 as Europe’s first entirely digital gifting app and website.
price ($mm)
$65
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EBITDA ($mm)
$6
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11.8x
closed 10/4/2013 via Market Wire

Ubiquity Broadcasting Corporation, acquired GiftSender

synopsis: Ubiquity Broadcasting Corporation announced it has acquired certain assets of the Think Mobile, dba GiftSender™ business, including intellectual property, customer relationships, inventory, etc. GiftSender™ is an iOS and Android app that lets people purchase, send, redeem, or swap a gift card or money on a mobile device.
buyer: Ubiquity Broadcasting Corporation (OTCBB:UBIQ:$0.45)
Ubiquity Broadcasting Corporation is an emerging broadcasting & media technologies company, that owns a portfolio of intellectual property relating to Internet, Social Media and Cloud-Based applications, where it also owns and operates an in-house, state-of-the-art production facility. "
target: GiftSender
GiftSender™ is an iOS and Android app that lets people purchase, send, redeem, or swap a gift card or money on a mobile device.
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$7.55
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announced 4/13/2012 via PR Newswire

Aurora Borealis Investments, will acquire Friendgiftr, Inc.

synopsis: Friendgiftr, an e-commerce trailblazer providing virtual pre-paid cards through the social web, has announced that it has agreed to be acquired by private equity firm Aurora Borealis Investments. Friendgiftr is the first company to have commercialized social media with multiple major merchant brands.
buyer: Aurora Borealis Investments
Aurora Borealis Investments is a private equity firm. "
target: Friendgiftr, Inc.
Friendgiftr is the premier virtual pre-paid card company, having been the first to commercialize social media sites, mobile phones and other innovative shopping platforms. It carries gift cards from hundreds of merchants including GAP, Dell, Pottery Barn, and Sephora.
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closed 4/8/2015 via Reuters

Snapdeal.com, acquired Freecharge

synopsis: Indian e-retailer Snapdeal.com said it bought online mobile recharge firm FreeCharge to boost its reach in the fast-growing mobile transactions business. FreeCharge allows users to top up amounts on their mobile phone or internet connections and get coupons as reward for using its service.
buyer: Snapdeal.com
Snapdeal.com is India’s largest e-commerce marketplace. Snapdeal provides a platform for vendors across the country to connect with millions of customers. The platform has the widest assortment of products from thousands of national, international and regional brands across diverse categories. "
target: Freecharge
FreeCharge is India’s leading website for online recharge for Prepaid Mobile, Data Cards, DTH and Postpaid Mobile Bill Payment. Freecharge allows users to top up amounts on their mobile phone or internet connections and get coupons as reward for using its service.
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$379
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announced 12/24/2013 via BNC Analysis

The Prepaid Company, will acquire Retail Mobile Credit Specialists

synopsis: BLUE Label Telecoms is to acquire Retail Mobile Credit Specialists (RMCS), an independent credit retailer offering customers a complete IT and business solution. The acquisition is being done via Blue Label’s subsidiary The Prepaid Company, a distributor of prepaid phone cards for the national fixed line operator.
buyer parent: Blue Label Telecoms
buyer: The Prepaid Company
The Prepaid Company was founded in May 2001, when it was awarded a licence to distribute prepaid phone cards for the national fixed line operator. TPC's product offering was expanded to include the sale and distribution of prepaid airtime cards for all three cellular networks in South Africa. "
target: Retail Mobile Credit Specialists
Retail Mobile Credit Specialists (RMCS) develops, implements, and operates a virtual mobile store for credit retailers. The company is based in Sandton, South Africa.
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$30
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closed 7/4/2018 via Company Press Release

Credit Card Compare, acquired Finty Pte Ltd.

synopsis: Australia’s largest credit card comparison website, Credit Card Compare, announced a seven-figure investment to acquire Singapore’s first rewards-based financial comparison marketplace, Finty.
buyer: Credit Card Compare
Credit Card Compare is Australia’s largest credit card comparison website. Since 2008 Credit Card Compare has been offering a free-to-use comparison website with 300+ credit cards from all the big banks and credit unions in Australia. "
target: Finty Pte Ltd.
Finty is Singapore’s first rewards-based financial comparison marketplace. Finty offers cash rewards based on revenue sharing and the online platform uses a proprietary predictive model to determine the value of cash rewards for customers when they apply for a range of credit cards & personal loans.
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closed 3/31/2015 via BNC Analysis

Snapdeal.com, acquired Rupeepower.com

synopsis: E-commerce marketplace Snapdeal.com has acquired a majority stake in Gurgaon-based digital financial products distribution startup Rupeepower.com. Founded in 2011, Rupeepower.com matches borrowers and lenders in the retail loans space for products like credit cards, personal loans, home loans, auto loans, and consumer loans.
buyer: Snapdeal.com
Snapdeal.com is India’s largest e-commerce marketplace. Snapdeal provides a platform for vendors across the country to connect with millions of customers. The platform has the widest assortment of products from thousands of national, international and regional brands across diverse categories. "
target: Rupeepower.com
Rupeepower.com is India's most extensive marketplace for loans, credit card and other personal finance product offers. Customers can instantly compare personalized loan / card offers from over 15 lenders (Banks, NBFCs and HFCs), apply online and also get an instant in-principle approval.
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announced 2/12/2020 via PR Newswire

Voyager Digital Ltd. Holdings Inc., will purchase Circle Invest from Circle Internet Financial

synopsis: Voyager Digital Canada, Ltd., operator of U.S. digital asset broker Voyager and the Ethos Universal Wallet, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Circle Invest, the retail digital asset business from Circle Internet Financial, Inc., a global financial technology firm.
buyer: Voyager Digital Ltd. Holdings Inc. (CNSX:VYGR:$0.51)
Voyager is a crypto asset broker that provides retail and institutional investors with a turnkey solution to trade crypto assets. Voyager offers investors best execution, data, wallet and custody services through its institutional-grade open architecture platform. "
seller: Circle Internet Financial
The acquisition includes Circle Invest, the retail digital asset business from Circle Internet Financial, Inc., a global financial technology firm that enables businesses of all sizes to harness the power of stablecoins and public blockchains for payments and commerce worldwide.
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closed 2/20/2009 via PR Newswire

Giftcards.com, acquired Swapagift.com

synopsis: Wolfe.com, LLC, parent company of GiftCards.com, the leading provider of prepaid Visa debit cards to consumers and corporations, has announced its acquisition of Swapagift.com. Founded in 2003 as a gift card trading exchange, Swapagift.com allowed customers to buy, sell and trade unwanted gift cards.
buyer parent: Wolfe, LLC
buyer: Giftcards.com
GiftCards.com is a leading provider of prepaid Visa debit cards to consumers and corporations to expend as gifts, rewards, or incentives. GiftCards.com currently services thousands of corporations for their gift card needs including 25% of the Fortune 1,000. GiftCards.com was founded in 1999. "
target: Swapagift.com
Swapagift.com(R) is the leading buyer of unused merchant gift cards. With over 500 national agents offering our gift card redemption service in their financial services stores, Swapagift.com provides the only liquidation service of its kind in the secondary gift card market.
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closed 1/6/2016 via PR Newswire

Blackhawk Network, Inc., acquired Giftcards.com

synopsis: Blackhawk Network, a leading prepaid and payments network, announced that it has acquired Giftcards.com, LLC, which sells digital and physical prepaid gift card solutions to consumers through a high-trafficked gift card US website, and OmniCard, LLC, which sells customized prepaid incentive and reward solutions for business clients.
buyer: Blackhawk Network, Inc. (HAWK:$2,070.19)
Blackhawk Network is a leading prepaid and payments global company, which supports the program management and distribution of gift cards, prepaid telecom products and financial service products in a number of different retail, digital and incentive channels. "
target parent: Wolfe, LLC
target: Giftcards.com
GiftCards.com has been providing U.S. consumers with an array of gift card products. OmniCard provides incentive and reward prepaid products to corporate clients across multiple industries including healthcare, energy, manufacturing, real estate and marketing agencies.
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announced 5/22/2013 via PR Newswire

Giftcards.com, will acquire Giftly

synopsis: GiftCards.com, the leading website for gift cards, agreed to acquire Giftly, the leading mobile gifting app, to build a digital and mobile commerce platform in the $110 billion gift card industry. Giftly, a two-year old startup based in San Francisco, enables consumers to buy and deliver digital gifts via its website and free app.
buyer parent: Wolfe, LLC
buyer: Giftcards.com
GiftCards.com is a leading provider of prepaid Visa debit cards to consumers and corporations to expend as gifts, rewards, or incentives. GiftCards.com currently services thousands of corporations for their gift card needs including 25% of the Fortune 1,000. GiftCards.com was founded in 1999. "
target: Giftly
Giftly is pioneering the future of the gift card industry by re-inventing gift cards to incorporate social and mobile technologies. Giftly turns each gift given into an interactive experience. Giftly makes it possible to give a gift card for an item or experience at any merchant nationwide.
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closed 2/6/2013 via PR Newswire

Giftcards.com, acquired GiftcardGirlfriend.com

synopsis: GiftCards.com, the online leader in gift cards, announced the acquisition of GiftcardGirlfriend.com, the internet's only guide to gift cards. Shelley Hunter , founder of GiftcardGirlfriend.com, will be incorporated into the GiftCards.com team as Content Manager, responsible for all brand content.
buyer parent: Wolfe, LLC
buyer: Giftcards.com
GiftCards.com is a leading provider of prepaid Visa debit cards to consumers and corporations to expend as gifts, rewards, or incentives. GiftCards.com currently services thousands of corporations for their gift card needs including 25% of the Fortune 1,000. GiftCards.com was founded in 1999. "
target: GiftcardGirlfriend.com
GiftcardGirlfriend.com shows consumers how to turn any gift card into a thoughtful, personal gift. With gift card suggestions, presentation ideas, and practical advice, Shelley Hunter, founder of Gift Card Girlfriend, strives to eliminate the negative stigma attached to gift card giving.
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closed 2/20/2009 via PR Newswire

Giftcards.com, acquired Swapagift.com

synopsis: Wolfe.com, LLC, parent company of GiftCards.com, the leading provider of prepaid Visa debit cards to consumers and corporations, has announced its acquisition of Swapagift.com. Founded in 2003 as a gift card trading exchange, Swapagift.com allowed customers to buy, sell and trade unwanted gift cards.
buyer parent: Wolfe, LLC
buyer: Giftcards.com
GiftCards.com is a leading provider of prepaid Visa debit cards to consumers and corporations to expend as gifts, rewards, or incentives. GiftCards.com currently services thousands of corporations for their gift card needs including 25% of the Fortune 1,000. GiftCards.com was founded in 1999. "
target: Swapagift.com
Swapagift.com(R) is the leading buyer of unused merchant gift cards. With over 500 national agents offering our gift card redemption service in their financial services stores, Swapagift.com provides the only liquidation service of its kind in the secondary gift card market.
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closed 2/20/2009 via PR Newswire

Giftcards.com, acquired Swapagift.com

synopsis: Wolfe.com, LLC, parent company of GiftCards.com, the leading provider of prepaid Visa debit cards to consumers and corporations, has announced its acquisition of Swapagift.com. Founded in 2003 as a gift card trading exchange, Swapagift.com allowed customers to buy, sell and trade unwanted gift cards.
buyer parent: Wolfe, LLC
buyer: Giftcards.com
GiftCards.com is a leading provider of prepaid Visa debit cards to consumers and corporations to expend as gifts, rewards, or incentives. GiftCards.com currently services thousands of corporations for their gift card needs including 25% of the Fortune 1,000. GiftCards.com was founded in 1999. "
target: Swapagift.com
Swapagift.com(R) is the leading buyer of unused merchant gift cards. With over 500 national agents offering our gift card redemption service in their financial services stores, Swapagift.com provides the only liquidation service of its kind in the secondary gift card market.
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closed 5/25/2020 via BNC Analysis

Teleclal Group Ltd., acquired Buyme Technologies Ltd.

synopsis: The founders of BuyMe, an online giftcard company, sold their share in the company to Tel Aviv-based Teleclal Group Ltd., which owns a range of digital services companies. Teleclal preciously held a stake in BUYME, but will now become the majority shareholder.
buyer: Teleclal Group Ltd.
Tel Aviv-based Teleclal Group Ltd. owns a range of digital services companies. Teleclal Group consists of 9 subsidiaries including Puzzle Productions, Tech Buddy, Multipass Loyalty Solutions, Jobit, and more. "
target: Buyme Technologies Ltd.
BUYME is the leading gift and experience platform in Israel. BUYME enables a unique and innovative way to send gifts and experiences in a digital, personal and exciting way directly to mobile or email.
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closed 6/20/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Givex Corporation, acquired Giftcertificates.ca

synopsis: Givex, a Canadian cloud-based customer engagement solution that helps to streamline business operations, has acquired Giftcertificates.ca. Formerly a division of Moneris Solutions Corporation, Giftcertificates.ca offers gift cards to businesses and consumers from Canada’s most popular retailers, restaurants, hotels, and entertainment providers.
buyer: Givex Corporation
Canada-based Givex is a cloud-based operations management solution designed to streamline business efficiencies and generate valuable customer data. Givex provides operational intelligence for various industries offering a fully integrated suite of products, including gift cards, loyalty, and more. "
target parent: Advent International
target: Giftcertificates.ca
Giftcertificates.ca provides consumers and businesses with a wide range of gift cards. The company is a one-stop source offering a variety of original gift cards from Canada’s most popular retailers, restaurants, hotels, and entertainment providers.
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closed 8/30/2017 via PR Newswire

Blackhawk Network, Inc., acquired Cash Star, Inc.

synopsis: Blackhawk Network, Inc., a global financial technology company, has acquired CashStar, Inc., a leading provider of gift card commerce solutions at the forefront of mobile payments and digital gifting innovation. The CashStar Commerce platform is used by merchants to increase revenue, reduce costs and optimize customer experiences across channels.
buyer: Blackhawk Network, Inc. (HAWK:$2,070.19)
Blackhawk Network, Inc. is a financial technology company and a leader in connecting brands and people through branded value solutions. Blackhawk platforms and solutions enable the management of stored value products, promotions and incentive programs in retail, ecommerce and mobile wallets. "
target: Cash Star, Inc.
CashStar is an industry-leading provider of gift card commerce solutions at the forefront of mobile payments and digital gifting. The CashStar Commerce platform is used by merchants to increase revenue, reduce costs and optimize customer experiences across channels.
price ($mm)
$175
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
$14
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13.0x
closed 5/31/2017 via BNC Analysis

Wonderbox S.A.S, acquired GiftForYou

synopsis: Wonderbox, the European leader in gift boxes and specialist in the sale of leisure activities on the internet, has acquired GiftForYou (GiftFor2), the leading issuer of experience gift boxes and gift cards in The Netherlands. The boxes and gift cards are sold in more than 5000 retail stores and through B2B and online channels.
buyer: Wonderbox S.A.S
Wonderbox is the European leader in gift boxes and specialist in the sale of leisure activities on the internet. The company was incorporated in 2008 and is headquartered in Paris, France. "
target: GiftForYou
GiftForYou is the leading issuer of experience gift boxes and gift cards in The Netherlands. The boxes and gift cards are sold in more than 5000 retail stores and through B2B and online channels. The products can be redeemed at more than 4000 redemption partners.
price ($mm)
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$22
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closed 12/21/2016 via PR Web

Ifeelgoods, Inc., acquired Ma-Carte-Cadeau

synopsis: Ifeelgoods, the international digital rewards platform for companies, announces the acquisition of MaCarteCadeau.com, a website selling physical and digital gift cards. The acquisition of MaCarteCadeau.com accelerates the development of Ifeelgoods in the self-service market, and opens new growth opportunities in France and abroad.
buyer: Ifeelgoods, Inc.
Founded in 2010, Ifeelgoods provides a frictionless platform that enables marketers to instantly reward their audiences in a variety of solutions - Commerce, CRM, Social Media, Shopper Marketing, Loyalty and others. "
target: Ma-Carte-Cadeau
Ma-Carte-Cadeau.com, the 1st website specialized in branded gift card sales, lists over 70 partner brands’ offers (Sephora, Fnac, Galeries Lafayette, Décathlon, Promod,..). Ma-Carte-Cadeau.com offers both physical gift cards and e-gift cards (sent via email) to meet the demand for last-minute gifts.
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closed 4/5/2016 via PR Newswire

RetailMeNot, acquired GiftCard Zen Inc

synopsis: RetailMeNot, Inc., a leading digital savings destination connecting consumers with retailers, restaurants and brands, announced that it has acquired GiftCard Zen Inc. GiftCard Zen is a leader in the secondary gift card market, which involves buying gift cards from, and selling gift cards to, consumers and businesses at a discount to face value.
buyer: RetailMeNot (SALE:$280.42)
RetailMeNot is a leading digital savings destination connecting consumers with retailers, restaurants and brands, both online and in-store. The company enables consumers to find hundreds of thousands of digital offers and discounted gift cards to save money while they shop or dine out. "
target: GiftCard Zen Inc
GiftCard Zen is a leader in the secondary gift card market, which involves buying gift cards from, and selling gift cards to, consumers and businesses at a discount to face value. Their mission is to save people money on the day-to-day purchases they make anyways and on bigger purchases.
price ($mm)
$22
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$2
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EV / EBITDA
16.5x
closed 2/3/2016 via PR Newswire

Blackhawk Network, Inc., acquired NimbleCommerce

synopsis: Blackhawk Network, a leading prepaid and payments network, announced that it has acquired NimbleCommerce, a digital commerce platform and network for promotions. NimbleCommerce also allows merchants and brands to manage their own prepaid offer and gift card programs, or resell through a network of retailer and publisher branded sites.
buyer: Blackhawk Network, Inc. (HAWK:$2,070.19)
Blackhawk Network is a leading prepaid and payments global company, which supports the program management and distribution of gift cards, prepaid telecom products and financial service products in a number of different retail, digital and incentive channels. "
target: NimbleCommerce
NimbleCommerce is a leading commerce platform and distribution network for digital promotions. The company helps merchants sell their own pre-paid offers and gift cards through a network of publisher branded sites. Its services include an e-commerce platform, merchandising and promotions system.
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closed 1/6/2016 via PR Newswire

Blackhawk Network, Inc., acquired Giftcards.com

synopsis: Blackhawk Network, a leading prepaid and payments network, announced that it has acquired Giftcards.com, LLC, which sells digital and physical prepaid gift card solutions to consumers through a high-trafficked gift card US website, and OmniCard, LLC, which sells customized prepaid incentive and reward solutions for business clients.
buyer: Blackhawk Network, Inc. (HAWK:$2,070.19)
Blackhawk Network is a leading prepaid and payments global company, which supports the program management and distribution of gift cards, prepaid telecom products and financial service products in a number of different retail, digital and incentive channels. "
target parent: Wolfe, LLC
target: Giftcards.com
GiftCards.com has been providing U.S. consumers with an array of gift card products. OmniCard provides incentive and reward prepaid products to corporate clients across multiple industries including healthcare, energy, manufacturing, real estate and marketing agencies.
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$120
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closed 7/14/2015 via BusinessWire

First Data Corporation, acquired Transaction Wireless

synopsis: First Data Corporation, a payment technology and services company, has acquired Transaction Wireless, Inc. (TWI), a digital gift card company. TWI’s cloud-based gift card distribution platform supports open and closed loop prepaid, store-branded gift card program management, offering end-to-end card management for retailers and distributors.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: First Data Corporation (FDC:$8,679.00)
First Data provides payment technology and services solutions. With 23,000 owner-associates and operations in 34 countries, the company provides payment technology and services to more than six million merchants and financial institutions, from small businesses to the world’s largest corporations. "
target: Transaction Wireless
Transaction Wireless has been dedicated to helping regional, national and global retailers and partners transform their traditional gift card business to engage with the ever-changing digital lives of consumers through our multi-channel gift card and integrated marketing platform.
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closed 7/30/2014 via PR Newswire

CardCash Inc., acquired Plastic Jungle

synopsis: CardCash.com, the world's largest independent marketplace for secondary gift cards, announced that it has acquired the assets of Plastic Jungle, formerly a San Mateo, Calif.-based company. As part of the deal, CardCash.com will acquire Plastic Jungle's technology infrastructure, business partnerships and domain name, PlasticJungle.com.
buyer: CardCash Inc.
Founded in 2008, CardCash.com offers the country's largest and most secure selection of discounted gift cards online. The company was ranked #14 out of 100 on Forbes' list of America's Most Promising Companies for 2014. "
target: Plastic Jungle
Plastic Jungle is the web’s largest secured gift card exchange, giving consumers the choice and flexibility to convert their gift cards into other forms of spending power including cash, online balances to use for purchases at the millions of merchants that accept PayPal, Facebook Credits, and more.
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closed 10/21/2011 via Market Wire

Blackhawk Network, Inc., acquired Cardpool, Inc.

synopsis: Blackhawk Network, a leading provider of prepaid and financial payments products for consumers and businesses, announced the acquisition of Cardpool, the fast-growing gift card exchange company where consumers can buy, sell and trade gift cards.
buyer parent: Safeway Inc.
buyer: Blackhawk Network, Inc. (HAWK:$2,070.19)
Blackhawk Network, a subsidiary of Safeway Inc., is a leading provider of prepaid and financial payments products for consumers and businesses. The company's Gift Card Mall™ offers the industry's most popular prepaid gift card and telecom products. "
target: Cardpool, Inc.
Cardpool is the fast-growing gift card exchange company where customers can buy, sell, or trade gift cards safely and securely. Customers can exchange their gift cards at www.cardpool.com, where they can buy, sell, or trade, gift cards to over 400 different retailers.
price ($mm)
$9.90
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closed 5/1/2018 via BusinessWire

Groupon, Inc., acquired Giftcloud and Vouchercloud

synopsis: Groupon, an American worldwide e-commerce marketplace, announced it has acquired Cloud Savings Company, Ltd., parent company of online discount code platform Vouchercloud and brand loyalty provider Giftcloud.
buyer: Groupon, Inc. (GRPN:$2,503.80)
Groupon offers a vast mobile and online marketplace where people discover and save on amazing things to do, see, eat and buy. By enabling real-time commerce across local businesses, travel destinations, consumer products and live events, shoppers can find the best a city has to offer. "
target: Giftcloud and Vouchercloud
Vouchercloud is one of the UK’s leading voucher platforms, having revolutionized the marketplace with the launch of Europe’s first voucher app in 2010. Giftcloud is at the forefront of the digital gift card market, launching in 2014 as Europe’s first entirely digital gifting app and website.
price ($mm)
$65
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$6
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11.8x
closed 10/4/2013 via Market Wire

Ubiquity Broadcasting Corporation, acquired GiftSender

synopsis: Ubiquity Broadcasting Corporation announced it has acquired certain assets of the Think Mobile, dba GiftSender™ business, including intellectual property, customer relationships, inventory, etc. GiftSender™ is an iOS and Android app that lets people purchase, send, redeem, or swap a gift card or money on a mobile device.
buyer: Ubiquity Broadcasting Corporation (OTCBB:UBIQ:$0.45)
Ubiquity Broadcasting Corporation is an emerging broadcasting & media technologies company, that owns a portfolio of intellectual property relating to Internet, Social Media and Cloud-Based applications, where it also owns and operates an in-house, state-of-the-art production facility. "
target: GiftSender
GiftSender™ is an iOS and Android app that lets people purchase, send, redeem, or swap a gift card or money on a mobile device.
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$7.55
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announced 4/13/2012 via PR Newswire

Aurora Borealis Investments, will acquire Friendgiftr, Inc.

synopsis: Friendgiftr, an e-commerce trailblazer providing virtual pre-paid cards through the social web, has announced that it has agreed to be acquired by private equity firm Aurora Borealis Investments. Friendgiftr is the first company to have commercialized social media with multiple major merchant brands.
buyer: Aurora Borealis Investments
Aurora Borealis Investments is a private equity firm. "
target: Friendgiftr, Inc.
Friendgiftr is the premier virtual pre-paid card company, having been the first to commercialize social media sites, mobile phones and other innovative shopping platforms. It carries gift cards from hundreds of merchants including GAP, Dell, Pottery Barn, and Sephora.
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closed 4/8/2015 via Reuters

Snapdeal.com, acquired Freecharge

synopsis: Indian e-retailer Snapdeal.com said it bought online mobile recharge firm FreeCharge to boost its reach in the fast-growing mobile transactions business. FreeCharge allows users to top up amounts on their mobile phone or internet connections and get coupons as reward for using its service.
buyer: Snapdeal.com
Snapdeal.com is India’s largest e-commerce marketplace. Snapdeal provides a platform for vendors across the country to connect with millions of customers. The platform has the widest assortment of products from thousands of national, international and regional brands across diverse categories. "
target: Freecharge
FreeCharge is India’s leading website for online recharge for Prepaid Mobile, Data Cards, DTH and Postpaid Mobile Bill Payment. Freecharge allows users to top up amounts on their mobile phone or internet connections and get coupons as reward for using its service.
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announced 12/24/2013 via BNC Analysis

The Prepaid Company, will acquire Retail Mobile Credit Specialists

synopsis: BLUE Label Telecoms is to acquire Retail Mobile Credit Specialists (RMCS), an independent credit retailer offering customers a complete IT and business solution. The acquisition is being done via Blue Label’s subsidiary The Prepaid Company, a distributor of prepaid phone cards for the national fixed line operator.
buyer parent: Blue Label Telecoms
buyer: The Prepaid Company
The Prepaid Company was founded in May 2001, when it was awarded a licence to distribute prepaid phone cards for the national fixed line operator. TPC's product offering was expanded to include the sale and distribution of prepaid airtime cards for all three cellular networks in South Africa. "
target: Retail Mobile Credit Specialists
Retail Mobile Credit Specialists (RMCS) develops, implements, and operates a virtual mobile store for credit retailers. The company is based in Sandton, South Africa.
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$30
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closed 7/4/2018 via Company Press Release

Credit Card Compare, acquired Finty Pte Ltd.

synopsis: Australia’s largest credit card comparison website, Credit Card Compare, announced a seven-figure investment to acquire Singapore’s first rewards-based financial comparison marketplace, Finty.
buyer: Credit Card Compare
Credit Card Compare is Australia’s largest credit card comparison website. Since 2008 Credit Card Compare has been offering a free-to-use comparison website with 300+ credit cards from all the big banks and credit unions in Australia. "
target: Finty Pte Ltd.
Finty is Singapore’s first rewards-based financial comparison marketplace. Finty offers cash rewards based on revenue sharing and the online platform uses a proprietary predictive model to determine the value of cash rewards for customers when they apply for a range of credit cards & personal loans.
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closed 3/31/2015 via BNC Analysis

Snapdeal.com, acquired Rupeepower.com

synopsis: E-commerce marketplace Snapdeal.com has acquired a majority stake in Gurgaon-based digital financial products distribution startup Rupeepower.com. Founded in 2011, Rupeepower.com matches borrowers and lenders in the retail loans space for products like credit cards, personal loans, home loans, auto loans, and consumer loans.
buyer: Snapdeal.com
Snapdeal.com is India’s largest e-commerce marketplace. Snapdeal provides a platform for vendors across the country to connect with millions of customers. The platform has the widest assortment of products from thousands of national, international and regional brands across diverse categories. "
target: Rupeepower.com
Rupeepower.com is India's most extensive marketplace for loans, credit card and other personal finance product offers. Customers can instantly compare personalized loan / card offers from over 15 lenders (Banks, NBFCs and HFCs), apply online and also get an instant in-principle approval.
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announced 2/12/2020 via PR Newswire

Voyager Digital Ltd. Holdings Inc., will purchase Circle Invest from Circle Internet Financial

synopsis: Voyager Digital Canada, Ltd., operator of U.S. digital asset broker Voyager and the Ethos Universal Wallet, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Circle Invest, the retail digital asset business from Circle Internet Financial, Inc., a global financial technology firm.
buyer: Voyager Digital Ltd. Holdings Inc. (CNSX:VYGR:$0.51)
Voyager is a crypto asset broker that provides retail and institutional investors with a turnkey solution to trade crypto assets. Voyager offers investors best execution, data, wallet and custody services through its institutional-grade open architecture platform. "
seller: Circle Internet Financial
The acquisition includes Circle Invest, the retail digital asset business from Circle Internet Financial, Inc., a global financial technology firm that enables businesses of all sizes to harness the power of stablecoins and public blockchains for payments and commerce worldwide.
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