Like E-centives Inc.

closed 5/3/2010 via BusinessWire

Catalina Marketing Corporation, acquired E-centives Inc.

synopsis: Catalina Marketing, the global leader in precision marketing and shopper-driven media, announced it has acquired Invenda Corporation’s digital couponing businesses, E-centives and Collabrys.
buyer parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
buyer: Catalina Marketing Corporation
Catalina Marketing Corporation owns and operates the world's largest, transaction-level, shopper-data warehouse - powering media networks to intelligently connect consumer packaged goods (CPG), health care, and retailer marketers with specific audiences. "
target parent: Invenda Corporation
target: E-centives Inc.
E-centives has powered top tier consumer brands and leading global companies with best-in-class, secure Internet coupon technologies and a broad range of digital promotions solutions.
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closed 9/9/2010 via PR Newswire

Transactis, Inc., acquired OfferIQ

synopsis: Transactis Inc., a provider of electronic billing and payment services, announced that it has acquired New York based digital coupon start-up, OfferIQ. Since being founded a year ago, OfferIQ has gained momentum in the market place with its Virtual Incentive Platform which connects retailers and consumers through loyalty programs and e-coupons.
buyer: Transactis, Inc.
Transactis, Inc. is a leading provider of electronic bill presentment and payment (EBPP) solutions, including BillMail®, the patent-pending, secure email billing platform, and BillerExpress™, an integrated EBPP suite sold by banks and payment processors to small and middle-market treasury clients. "
target: OfferIQ
OfferIQ's Virtual Incentive Platform gives retailers the ability to distribute in-store shopping discounts to consumers via their mobile phone, social media platforms, or email.
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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 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 5/15/2007 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 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)
$295
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closed 10/24/2007 via BusinessWire

ngi group, inc., acquired Fujisan Magazine Service Co., Ltd.

synopsis: The ngi group decided during its board of directors’ meeting held today, October 24, 2007, to acquire the shares necessary to convert Fujisan Magazine Service Co., Ltd. from an affiliate held under the equity accounting method to a consolidated subsidiary.
buyer: ngi group, inc.
ngi group contributes to the world economy by producing innovative businesses and entrepreneurs in the next generation industries and areas, especially Asia, through our competencies on creation, incubation, finding, supporting and investing of the venture businesses. "
target: Fujisan Magazine Service Co., Ltd.
Fujisan Magazine Service is Japan’s first online bookshop providing access to various subscription magazines distributed as digital media over the Internet. Fujisan currently provides customers with digital magazines from several publishing companies through its “Fujisan Digital” service.
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$1,164*
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closed 4/29/2020 via BNC Analysis

ShopBack SG, purchased Ebates Korea from Rakuten Rewards

synopsis: ShopBack, the Singapore-based startup that offers cashback rewards, has acquired Ebates Korea, the South Korean branch of Rakuten Rewards. Ebates Korea is an e-commerce discovery platform and loyalty website that allows users to earn cash back for purchases made when shopping at popular overseas and domestic shopping malls.
buyer: ShopBack SG
Singapore-based ShopBack is a digital loyalty and discovery platform with an online presence in seven Asia-Pacific countries. With over 2,500 eCommerce merchants onboard, ShopBack powers Taobao, Amazon, Expedia, Shopee, Zalora, and other well-known local and international brands. "
seller parent: Rakuten Inc.
seller: Rakuten Rewards
Ebates Korea is an e-commerce discovery platform and loyalty website where users can earn cash back for purchases made when shopping at popular overseas and domestic shopping malls. Ebates Korea is the South Korean branch of Rakuten Rewards.
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closed 2/26/2018 via BusinessWire

55haitao.com, purchased the Chinese operations from Ebates Inc.

synopsis: 55haitao.com, China’s largest cross-border shopping guide, has acquired the Chinese operations of Ebates Inc., a leader and pioneer in cash back shopping. 55haitao.com plans to offer the Ebates in-store cash back offering to Chinese tourists visiting the US for shopping in those same merchants’ brick and mortar stores.
buyer: 55haitao.com
55haitao is China's largest forum and shopping guide for Chinese cross-border shoppers. With 90% of its traffic originating from China, 55haitao helps retailers worldwide easily reach the Chinese market. "
seller parent: Rakuten Inc.
seller: Ebates Inc.
The acquisition includes the Chinese operations of Ebates Inc., a leader and pioneer in cash back shopping, and subsidiary of global Internet services company Rakuten, Inc.
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announced 9/9/2014 via BusinessWire

Rakuten Inc., will acquire Ebates Inc.

synopsis: Rakuten, Inc. announced that it has agreed to acquire Ebates Inc., provider of the largest cash-back shopping web site in North America. Ebates is the pioneer and leader of online Cash Back Shopping.
buyer: Rakuten Inc. (TSE:4755:$12,183.11)
Rakuten, Inc. is one of the world's leading Internet service companies. They provide a variety of products and services for consumers and businesses, with a focus on e-commerce, finance, and digital content. "
target: Ebates Inc.
Ebates is the pioneer and leader of online Cash Back Shopping. Ebates rewards consumers with cash back on purchases while also providing access to thousands of coupons, discounts, promotions and special deals, including free shipping, at over 2,600 retailers.
price ($mm)
$1,000
rev ($mm)
$167
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
6.0x
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closed 8/28/2013 via BNC Analysis

HighCo, acquired PromoLand

synopsis: HighCo SA announced that it has acquired Promoland, a discount coupon smartphone application. They allow mobile users to reach promotions in stores via coupons available on their terminal.
buyer: HighCo (ENXTPA:HCO:$174.97)
HighCo is a Marketing Solutions group for mass-market retailers and consumer goods manufacturers, offering five complementary services: coupon issuing, sampling, point-of-sale activities (in-store media, merchandising, field marketing), clearing and communications consulting. "
target: PromoLand
PROMOLAND is a free iPhone app to save money on users' groceries in supermarket, through specials and monthly lotteries. They allow mobile users to reach promotions in stores via coupons available on their terminal.
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closed 4/11/2018 via BNC Analysis

Jorte Inc., acquired EventBank Corporation

synopsis: Jorte, a mobile app with 30 million downloads and one of the most popular calendar&organizer applications, has acquired EventBank. EventBank operates the largest platform in Japan, "EventBank Press", which delivers information on 40,000 festival / events, collected annually from local organizations and event organizers.
buyer: Jorte Inc.
Jorte Co., Ltd., based in Tokyo, provides an application that has a track record of 30 million downloads worldwide. Jorte is an application designed for smartphones and tablets that combines the ease of use of a paper organizer with the handiness of a portable device. "
target: EventBank Corporation
Event Bank Co., Ltd. operates the largest platform in Japan, "EventBank Press", which delivers information on 40,000 festival / events, collected annually from local organizations and event organizers.
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closed 5/3/2010 via BusinessWire

Catalina Marketing Corporation, acquired E-centives Inc.

synopsis: Catalina Marketing, the global leader in precision marketing and shopper-driven media, announced it has acquired Invenda Corporation’s digital couponing businesses, E-centives and Collabrys.
buyer parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
buyer: Catalina Marketing Corporation
Catalina Marketing Corporation owns and operates the world's largest, transaction-level, shopper-data warehouse - powering media networks to intelligently connect consumer packaged goods (CPG), health care, and retailer marketers with specific audiences. "
target parent: Invenda Corporation
target: E-centives Inc.
E-centives has powered top tier consumer brands and leading global companies with best-in-class, secure Internet coupon technologies and a broad range of digital promotions solutions.
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announced 2/11/2016 via BNC Analysis

The Nielsen Company, Inc., will acquire Nielsen Catalina Solutions

synopsis: Nielsen is increasing its ownership stake in Nielsen Catalina Solutions (NCS) – its joint venture with shopper marketing company Catalina – from 50% to a majority 63.5%. Nielsen Catalina connects TV viewing and digital ad exposure to in-store buying, which Nielsen claims perfectly aligned with its business strategy.
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,465.00)
Nielsen is a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers Watch and Buy. Nielsen’s Watch segment provides media and advertising clients with Total Audience measurement services across all devices where content is consumed. "
target parent: Berkshire Partners LLC
target: Nielsen Catalina Solutions
Nielsen Catalina Solutions helps marketers and media companies measure and improve advertising performance by accurately linking what consumers watch, see, or hear with what they buy. They are able to target and measure advertising based on what matters most for CPG companies: actual offline sales.
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closed 10/22/2014 via BusinessWire

Catalina, acquired Cellfire, Inc.

synopsis: Catalina, the personalized digital media company, has completed the acquisition of Cellfire, the leading provider of load-to-card (L2C) digital coupons in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) market. On the heels of this acquisition, Cellfire reached an important milestone: one billion digital coupons downloaded to shoppers’ loyalty cards.
buyer parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
buyer: Catalina
Catalina's personalized digital media drives lift and loyalty for the world’s leading CPG retailers and brands. Catalina personalizes the consumer’s path to purchase through mobile, online and in-store networks powered by the largest shopper history database in the world. "
target: Cellfire, Inc.
Cellfire delivers millions of L2C digital coupons each week with reach of more than 22,000 stores nationwide. Cellfire enables consumers to instantly save money by linking offers directly to their store loyalty cards through any web-enabled device.
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announced 3/3/2014 via BusinessWire

Berkshire Partners LLC, will acquire Catalina

synopsis: Catalina, a leading provider of personalized digital media solutions for the CPG industry, announced that Boston-based investment firm Berkshire Partners LLC has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire majority control of the company from Hellman & Friedman LLC. Hellman & Friedman remains a significant investor.
buyer: Berkshire Partners LLC
Berkshire Partners is a Boston-based investement firm. Berkshire has developed specific industry experience in several areas including consumer products and retail, business services, industrial manufacturing, transportation and communications. "
target parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
target: Catalina
Catalina Marketing Corporation owns and operates the world's largest, transaction-level, shopper-data warehouse - powering media networks to intelligently connect consumer packaged goods (CPG), health care, and retailer marketers with specific audiences.
price ($mm)
$2,500
rev ($mm)
$661
EBITDA ($mm)
$230
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3.8x
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10.9x
closed 10/31/2013 via PR Newswire

Adheris, Inc., purchased Catalina Health from Catalina Marketing Corporation

synopsis: inVentiv Health, offering best-in-class clinical, commercial and consulting services, announced that it has acquired Catalina Health, and combined the organization with Adheris, an inVentiv Health company. Both Adheris and Catalina Health work through pharmacies across the country to deliver adherence communications to millions of people.
buyer parent: inVentiv Health, Inc.
buyer: Adheris, Inc.
Adheris, Inc. is the leading provider of patient adherence programs in the U.S. Through its expansive retail pharmacy network of over 20,000 stores and proprietary technology, Adheris has developed a strong market position in the battle against patient pharmaceutical non-compliance. "
seller parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
seller: Catalina Marketing Corporation
Catalina Health Resource, LLC operates a personalized health media network in the United States. It delivers patient-driven educational support and information designed to empower patients to make better health care decisions.
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closed 4/30/2012 via BusinessWire

Catalina Marketing Corporation, acquired Modiv Media

synopsis: Catalina Marketing Corporation, the leader in precision consumer marketing, announced that is has completed its acquisition of Modiv Media, the industry-proven provider of mobile commerce solutions. Modiv solution was built on the premise of connecting the physical store with the shopper via a mobile device.
buyer parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
buyer: Catalina Marketing Corporation
Catalina Marketing Corporation owns and operates the world's largest, transaction-level, shopper-data warehouse - powering media networks to intelligently connect consumer packaged goods (CPG), health care, and retailer marketers with specific audiences. "
target: Modiv Media
Modiv Media, Inc. provides retail interactive media delivery solutions for brand marketers and retailers. Its multi-touch platform delivers consumer-driven media through in-store self-service solutions and on-the-go shoppers’ mobile phones.
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closed 5/3/2010 via BusinessWire

Catalina Marketing Corporation, acquired E-centives Inc.

synopsis: Catalina Marketing, the global leader in precision marketing and shopper-driven media, announced it has acquired Invenda Corporation’s digital couponing businesses, E-centives and Collabrys.
buyer parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
buyer: Catalina Marketing Corporation
Catalina Marketing Corporation owns and operates the world's largest, transaction-level, shopper-data warehouse - powering media networks to intelligently connect consumer packaged goods (CPG), health care, and retailer marketers with specific audiences. "
target parent: Invenda Corporation
target: E-centives Inc.
E-centives has powered top tier consumer brands and leading global companies with best-in-class, secure Internet coupon technologies and a broad range of digital promotions solutions.
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closed 10/1/2007 via BusinessWire

Hellman & Friedman LLC, acquired Catalina Marketing Corporation

synopsis: Catalina Marketing Corporation announced the completion of the acquisition of Catalina by entities affiliated with Hellman & Friedman LLC, a private equity investment firm. Catalina announced on April 17, 2007 a definitive agreement to be acquired by affiliates of Hellman & Friedman in a transaction valued at approximately $1.7 billion.
buyer: Hellman & Friedman LLC
Founded in San Francisco in 1984, Hellman & Friedman has raised over $25 billion of committed capital and invested in over 60 companies across three principal offices in London, New York and San Francisco. "
target: Catalina Marketing Corporation
Catalina Marketing was founded on the premise that the combination of access to consumers and insight into their actual purchase behavior would enable more effective, cost-efficient promotions than traditional marketing approaches.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,653 [$1,594]
rev ($mm)
$465
EBITDA ($mm)
$142
EV / rev
3.4x
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11.2x
cancelled 4/17/2007 via BusinessWire

ValueAct Capital Partners LP, cancelled an acquisition of Catalina Marketing Corporation

synopsis: Catalina Marketing has terminated its merger agreement with ValueAct Capital and paid the $8.44 million termination fee as required by the terms of that agreement.
buyer: ValueAct Capital Partners LP
ValueAct Capital, with offices in San Francisco and Boston and more than $5 billion in investments, seeks to make active strategic-block value investments in a limited number of companies. "
target: Catalina Marketing Corporation
Catalina Marketing was founded on the premise that the combination of access to consumers and insight into their actual purchase behavior would enable more effective, cost-efficient promotions than traditional marketing approaches.
price ($mm)
$1,653
rev ($mm)
$465
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$142
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3.6x
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11.6x
closed 9/20/2004 via BNC Analysis

Valassis Communications, Inc., purchased direct-mail division from Catalina Marketing Corporation

synopsis: Catalina Marketing Corp., which compiles consumer-preference lists from supermarket checkout information, said Monday that it sold its direct-mail division to Valassis Communications Inc. for cash.
buyer: Valassis Communications, Inc. (VCI:$2,081.67)
Valassis offers a wide range of marketing services to consumer packaged goods manufacturers, retailers, technology companies and other customers with operations in the United States, Europe, Mexico and Canada. "
seller: Catalina Marketing Corporation
Catalina Marketing was founded on the premise that the combination of access to consumers and insight into their actual purchase behavior would enable more effective, cost-efficient promotions than traditional marketing approaches.
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closed 7/24/2015 via PR Newswire

News America Marketing, acquired Checkout 51

synopsis: News America Marketing (NAM), a subsidiary of News Corp., announced the acquisition of Checkout 51, the data-rich, digital and mobile coupon company. The Checkout 51 mobile app enables consumers to browse weekly discount offers on a wide range of grocery items and then redeem the offers post-purchase simply by taking a photo of their receipt.
buyer parent: News Corporation
buyer: News America Marketing
News America Marketing, a division of News Corporation, is the leading single-source provider of consumer marketing services. The company’s product portfolio consists of various in-store marketing products, merchandising services, database marketing tools and online promotions. "
target: Checkout 51
Checkout 51 Mobile Apps ULC operates the mobile app that helps consumers save money on their groceries simply by taking a photo of their receipt. Launched in Canada in 2012 and the US in 2014, Checkout 51 is now one of the most popular savings apps in North America.
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announced 3/3/2014 via BusinessWire

Berkshire Partners LLC, will acquire Catalina

synopsis: Catalina, a leading provider of personalized digital media solutions for the CPG industry, announced that Boston-based investment firm Berkshire Partners LLC has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire majority control of the company from Hellman & Friedman LLC. Hellman & Friedman remains a significant investor.
buyer: Berkshire Partners LLC
Berkshire Partners is a Boston-based investement firm. Berkshire has developed specific industry experience in several areas including consumer products and retail, business services, industrial manufacturing, transportation and communications. "
target parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
target: Catalina
Catalina Marketing Corporation owns and operates the world's largest, transaction-level, shopper-data warehouse - powering media networks to intelligently connect consumer packaged goods (CPG), health care, and retailer marketers with specific audiences.
price ($mm)
$2,500
rev ($mm)
$661
EBITDA ($mm)
$230
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3.8x
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10.9x
closed 1/22/2013 via BusinessWire

Performance Marketing Brands, Inc., acquired Pushpins, Inc.

synopsis: Performance Marketing Brands announced the acquisition of Pushpins. Pushpins is a free iOS application that offers grocery shoppers digital coupons at over 6,000 stores and weekly specials at over 50,000 stores, as well as easy access to nutritional information and an intelligent shopping assistant.
buyer parent: Ebates
buyer: Performance Marketing Brands, Inc.
Performance Marketing Brands (PMB) owns and operates the world's most rewarding shopping programs. Through its family of distinct websites and reward programs, PMB users can get a great deal and earn cash back every time they shop. "
target: Pushpins, Inc.
Pushpins is the easiest way to save on groceries without ever having to clip another paper coupon again. The free Pushpins app for iPhone and iPod touch offers grocery shoppers digital coupons as well as access to nutritional information and an intelligent grocery shopping assistant.
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closed 10/1/2007 via BusinessWire

Hellman & Friedman LLC, acquired Catalina Marketing Corporation

synopsis: Catalina Marketing Corporation announced the completion of the acquisition of Catalina by entities affiliated with Hellman & Friedman LLC, a private equity investment firm. Catalina announced on April 17, 2007 a definitive agreement to be acquired by affiliates of Hellman & Friedman in a transaction valued at approximately $1.7 billion.
buyer: Hellman & Friedman LLC
Founded in San Francisco in 1984, Hellman & Friedman has raised over $25 billion of committed capital and invested in over 60 companies across three principal offices in London, New York and San Francisco. "
target: Catalina Marketing Corporation
Catalina Marketing was founded on the premise that the combination of access to consumers and insight into their actual purchase behavior would enable more effective, cost-efficient promotions than traditional marketing approaches.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,653 [$1,594]
rev ($mm)
$465
EBITDA ($mm)
$142
EV / rev
3.4x
EV / EBITDA
11.2x
cancelled 4/17/2007 via BusinessWire

ValueAct Capital Partners LP, cancelled an acquisition of Catalina Marketing Corporation

synopsis: Catalina Marketing has terminated its merger agreement with ValueAct Capital and paid the $8.44 million termination fee as required by the terms of that agreement.
buyer: ValueAct Capital Partners LP
ValueAct Capital, with offices in San Francisco and Boston and more than $5 billion in investments, seeks to make active strategic-block value investments in a limited number of companies. "
target: Catalina Marketing Corporation
Catalina Marketing was founded on the premise that the combination of access to consumers and insight into their actual purchase behavior would enable more effective, cost-efficient promotions than traditional marketing approaches.
price ($mm)
$1,653
rev ($mm)
$465
EBITDA ($mm)
$142
EV / rev
3.6x
EV / EBITDA
11.6x
closed 4/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

One1 Software Technologies Ltd., acquired mySupermarket

synopsis: ONE Technologies, one of Israel's top IT companies that specializes in software and systems integration, is acquiring mySupermarket, a supermarket shopping and comparison website that helps users to compare prices across different stores. mySupermarket operates in Israel and in the United Kingdom.
buyer: One1 Software Technologies Ltd. (TASE:ONE:$459.06)
One1 is one of Israel's top IT companies. The company specializes in software and systems integration. One1 provides a complete array of IT solutions to thousands of customers in various industries. They offer services for IT consulting, ERP, CRM, hardware, cloud, BI, POS, cyber security, and more. "
target: mySupermarket
mySupermarket designs a supermarket shopping and comparison website that helps users to compare prices across different stores. mySupermarket operates in Israel and in the United Kingdom.
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closed 10/31/2018 via BNC Analysis

Wangle Technologies Limited, acquired frugl

synopsis: Wangle Technologies, an Australian company that develops network optimising technologies, has acquired frugl, a leading grocery price comparison site and mobile app in Australia. frugl provides shoppers with up-to-date specials, product and pricing information to help them find the lowest prices across Australia's leading supermarkets.
buyer: Wangle Technologies Limited (ASX:WGL:$0.01)
Wangle Technologies is an Australian company that develops network optimising technologies. Their Wangle Mobile VPN app is Australia's best mobile VPN for secure, private browsing. Their Family Insights app allows parents to analyse their children’s online activity and detect emerging threats. "
target: frugl
frugl is a leading grocery price comparison site and mobile app in Australia. frugl provides shoppers with up-to-date specials, product and pricing information to help them find the lowest prices across Australia's leading supermarkets.
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closed 8/2/2017 via BNC Analysis

CheckoutSmart, acquired Scondoo GmbH

synopsis: Cashback app CheckoutSmart has acquired German mobile shopping reward company Scondoo to extend its reach in Europe.
buyer: CheckoutSmart
CheckoutSmart’s iOS and Android app delivers cashback offers for various groceries — or fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) — from leading brands to a user’s phone. "
target: Scondoo GmbH
Scondoo, based in Germany, is a free app that pays money for a user's purchases. Forget prospectuses or coupons and get cashback - simply! Scondoo has exclusive deals and discounts for any supermarket or drug store.
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closed 9/28/2016 via PR Web

791 Technologies Limited, acquired Tillchecker, LLC

synopsis: 791 Technologies Limited has acquired Tillchecker, a comprehensive grocery shopping app combining the best of published and crowd-sourced pricing information to capture user input, supplier data and barcode scanning. Tillchecker's price comparison website helps users share information about their groceries and decide where to buy food.
buyer: 791 Technologies Limited
791 Technologies is a Business Solutions Provider. They provide a modular authentication protocol that combines multi-form factors in authenticating user transactions, increasing security and streamlining the login process while reducing the reliance on passwords. "
target: Tillchecker, LLC
Tillchecker is a communal grocery price comparison website. It is a tool to help users decide where to buy food, and a place for them to share information about their groceries. Tillchecker tells users the cheapest place to buy each item in their shopping list and how much they save.
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closed 7/13/2015 via PR Newswire

Meredith Corporation, acquired Grocery Server

synopsis: Meredith Corporation, the nation's leading media and marketing company serving more than 100 million unduplicated American women and over 60 percent of U.S. Millennial women, announced that it has acquired Grocery Server, further expanding its digital shopper marketing capabilities.
buyer: Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP:$3,139.30)
Meredith Corp is the leading media and marketing company serving American women. Meredith combines well-known national brands - including Better Homes and Gardens, Parents, Ladies' Home Journal, Family Circle, Fitness and More - with local television brands in fast growing markets. "
target: Grocery Server
Grocery Server is a hyperlocal digital marketing platform connecting brands to consumers. Grocery Server combines these tools with an unparalleled database of local retail offers to place branded products on to millions of shopping lists on web, mobile, social and email apps - every week.
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closed 3/25/2013 via BusinessWire

Coupons.com Incorporated, acquired KitchMe

synopsis: Coupons.com announced the public beta launch of KitchMe, a next-generation meal planning and savings web application as well as the acquisition of the San Francisco-based startup that designed it. Both co-founders of KitchMe, Stella Kleiman and Gene Reddick, have joined the Coupons.com team.
buyer: Coupons.com Incorporated (QUOT:$424.68)
Coupons.com Inc. is the recognized leader in digital coupons, including online printable, save to loyalty card and mobile promotions. For consumers, the company’s products include Coupons.com, as well as Grocery iQ and Coupons.com mobile applications. "
target: KitchMe
KitchMe is a next-generation meal planning and savings web application.KitchMe features the best curated recipes, then ties them with coupons and specials in the user's local supermarket.
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closed 7/19/2017 via BNC Analysis

WhatsGood, acquired Pippin Foods LLC

synopsis: WhatsGood, an online local food marketplace which connects consumers and wholesale food purchasers directly with local and regional producers, has acquired Pippin Foods. Pippin Foods' app and in-store tablet display allows shoppers to always know how, when and where their local and seasonal food was grown.
buyer: WhatsGood
WhatsGood is an online local food marketplace which connects consumers and wholesale food purchasers directly with local and regional producers. Their platform enables users to purchase food, dry goods, or other essential ingredients. "
target: Pippin Foods LLC
Pippin Foods works with independent family farmers to bring shoppers the very best local, seasonal and 100% traceable produce in the convenience of their favorite grocery store. With the Pippin app and in-store tablet display, shoppers can always know how, when and where their food was grown.
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closed 8/22/2018 via BNC Analysis

ShopGun ApS, acquired Mattilbud

synopsis: ShopGun, a shopping planner mobile app in Denmark, has acquired Mattilbud, a mobile app that provides users with easy access to all offers from all food stores across Norway. Mattilbud allows users to find all of the best offers and discounts from various food stores, including Rema 1000, Meny, Kiri, Rimi, Joker, Spar, 7-Eleven, and more.
buyer: ShopGun ApS
Founded in 2009, ShopGun is a shopping planner mobile app in Denmark. ShopGun allows users to easily create shopping lists. The app also provides catalogs with offers from local stores to inspire shoppers and help them save time and money. "
target: Mattilbud
Mattilbud is a mobile app that provides users with easy access to all offers from all food stores across Norway. Mattilbud allows users to find all of the best offers and discounts from various food stores, including Rema 1000, Meny, Kiri, Rimi, Joker, Spar, 7-Eleven, and more.
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closed 9/12/2016 via BNC Analysis

TimetoCleanse Australia, acquired Gluten Free Pages

synopsis: TimetoCleanse Australia, a health and nutrition website and an independent associate for Isagenix Australia, has acquired Glutenfreepages.com.au. Gluten Free Pages provides an extensive database of helpful resources for finding gluten-free foods, restaurants, shops, and supermarkets.
buyer: TimetoCleanse Australia
TimetoCleanse Australia is a health and nutrition website and an independent associate for Isagenix products in Australia. They offer consumers the lowest prices on the complete Isagenix Australia product range to help people lose weight, boost energy levels and enhance athletic performance. "
target: Gluten Free Pages
Gluten Free Pages provides an extensive database of helpful resources for finding gluten-free foods, restaurants, shops, and supermarkets. The company was founded in 2008 and is based in Newport, Australia.
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announced 5/22/2012 via BNC Analysis

SingTel, will acquire HungryGoWhere

synopsis: Singapore Telecommunications Limited (SingTel) announced that it has acquired 100% of GTW Holdings Private Limited, the owners of HungryGoWhere. HungryGoWhere is a website that allows users to locate food, based off of location, pricing and reviews.
buyer parent: Temasek Holdings
buyer: SingTel (SGX:Z74:$12,547.59)
SingTel is Asia’s leading communications group providing a portfolio of services including voice and data solutions over fixed, wireless and Internet platforms as well as infocomm technology and pay TV. "
target parent: Walden International
target: HungryGoWhere
HungryGoWhere is a search engine that allows users to find out the type of food, pricing, location and other relevant information within a country.
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$9.41
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announced 5/15/2012 via PR Newswire

CollegeBudget.com, will acquire MunchOnMe.com

synopsis: CollegeBudget.com, the leading student-exclusive shopping platform, announced that it has agreed to acquire MunchOnMe.com, a food discovery and discount portal from Y Combinator's summer 2011 batch. The acquisition will add a passionate food-centric user base to CollegeBudget's large network of college students and merchants.
buyer: CollegeBudget.com
CollegeBudget.com is revolutionizing student discounts. The service saves college students money through student-exclusive deals and collective social buying. CollegeBudget's mission is to bring savings to every facet of the college experience, including textbooks, and student loans. "
target: MunchOnMe.com
MunchOnMe.com is a food discovery portal that connects people with great food at great prices in local communities. MunchOnMe.com enjoys success promoting local eateries in college towns across the nation.
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closed 9/21/2011 via BusinessWire

GrubHub, Inc., acquired Dotmenu, Inc.

synopsis: GrubHub has raised $50 million in Series E funding to aggressively focus on its mobile development and acquire New York-based Dotmenu, the parent company of Campusfood and Allmenus. Through the acquisition, GrubHub will have the largest restaurant listing in the country with 250,000 restaurant menus in over 50 major cities.
buyer: GrubHub, Inc. (GRUB:$1,351.36)
The GrubHub website shows consumers all of the local restaurants that deliver to them and allows diners to order directly online, by phone or through the GrubHub iPhone and Android app. Both apps are free from their respective app markets. "
target: Dotmenu, Inc.
Dotmenu, Inc., doing business as Allmenus.com, provides menu listings, online ordering, reviews, and ratings of restaurants in the United States. It also operates Campusfood.com, a virtual food court that connects restaurants with universities/campuses, students, and local communities.
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closed 4/30/2009 via Market Wire

Southern Fulfillment Services, acquired Pittman & Davis

synopsis: Pittman & Davis, a catalog gift food company headquartered in Harlingen, Texas, has been acquired by Southern Fulfillment Services LLC, a Vero Beach, Fla.-based food and beverage catalog holding company.
buyer: Southern Fulfillment Services
Southern Fulfillment Services (SFS) is a privately owned Florida based company with production facilities in Vero Beach, Florida and Harlingen, Texas. SFS currently owns multiple catalog brands related to citrus and gourmet food categories. "
target: Pittman & Davis
Pittman and Davis is a family owned company that's been in business for over 80 years, specializing in the delivery of wonderfully orchard fresh fruit, smoked meats, cheeses, pastries, candies and other scrumptious gift food items.
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closed 2/25/2015 via PR Newswire

VaynerMedia, acquired Betabox

synopsis: VaynerMedia, LLC, a leading social media and digital marketing agency has announced the acquistion of Betabox, LLC. Betabox enables brands to target product samples at specific consumers by distributing through reputable e-commerce partners. It engages sample recipients with a mobile platform that brands can customize to promote content.
buyer: VaynerMedia
VaynerMedia is a brand consulting agency with a focus on social media. The company works with a wide range of clients including both personal and consumer brands as well as startups. "
target: Betabox
Betabox was founded in 2013 by Mondelez Global and Prehype to solve industry-wide product sampling problems. The team is comprised of experts in brand marketing, sampling, logistics, social media, and mobile-consumer technology.
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announced 9/9/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Progressive Care Inc., will acquire MyApps Corp.

synopsis: Progressive Care, a personalized healthcare services and technology company, will acquire MyApps Corp., a leading mobile app developer. MyApps Corp. specializes in developing apps for all sectors. Their CallingDr app is a complete telemedicine solution that connects doctors to patients.
buyer: Progressive Care Inc. (OTCPK:RXMD:$10.03)
Progressive Care is a personalized healthcare services and technology company. Progressive Care, through its subsidiary PharmCo, LLC, provides effective and affordable prescription pharmaceuticals. The company also specalizes in health practice risk management, tele-pharmacy services and more. "
target: MyApps Corp.
MyApps Corp. is a leading mobile app developer. MyApps Corp. specializes in developing apps for all sectors. Their CallingDr app is a complete telemedicine solution that connects doctors to patients. They also offer a charge capturing app for visiting doctors and a restaurant recommendation app.
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