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closed 10/1/2010 via PR Newswire

The Access Network Company, acquired College Media Network

synopsis: The Access Network Company announced that it will take over operations of College Media Network. College Media Network is the provider of the most widely used online content management software platform for college newspapers, encompassing more than 600 websites nationwide and providing daily online content to over 5 million people.
buyer: The Access Network Company
The Access Network(SM) is the premier online city guide content management software platform for premium brands, publishers, and local merchants. "
target parent: Viacom Inc.
target: College Media Network
College Media Network is the provider of the most widely used online content management software platform for college newspapers, encompassing more than 600 websites nationwide and providing daily online content to over 5 million unique college students and alumni each month.
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closed 9/1/2010 via PR Newswire

Hyland Software, Inc., acquired Hershey Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Hyland Software has purchased privately held Hershey Systems, a provider of Web-based ECM solutions focused primarily on the higher education market. The acquistion makes Hyland one of the largest enterprise content management (ECM) software suite vendors in the higher education market.
buyer parent: Thoma Bravo, LLC
buyer: Hyland Software, Inc.
Hyland Software is the developer of OnBase. An award-winning suite of document management and content management solutions, OnBase has a proven record of solving problems resulting from time consuming, costly and error plagued manual tasks. "
target: Hershey Systems, Inc.
Hershey Systems is a software company that provides innovative solutions to more than 200 higher education institutions around the world. Hershey provides a comprehensive range of solutions for the higher education market focused on student success and operational excellence.
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closed 11/18/2011 via BNC Analysis

LANIT JSC, acquired Evident Point Software Corp

synopsis: Canadian e-book software and firmware provider Evident Point has been acquired by LANIT, a major Russian company providing a diversified range of systems integration and other IT services. Neither the terms of the transaction nor general future plans of the two companies were disclosed.
buyer: LANIT JSC
LANIT JSU is the leading russian CIS multidisciplinary group of IT companies. The group companies offer a full range of IT services, whose number is steadily increasing due to development of advanced and popular technologies and solutions. "
target: Evident Point Software Corp
Evident Point was established in 1995 with the vision of delivering quality software engineering services to major industry players. Evident Point's track record includes many successful projects for Apple, Microsoft, Netronix, Netscape and other industry leading software and hardware vendors.
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closed 7/18/2006 via PR Newswire

Ingram Digital Ventures, acquired Vital Source Technologies Inc.

synopsis: Ingram Industries Inc. announced it has completed the acquisition of Vital Source Technologies, Inc., a leading and trusted provider of digital content delivery solutions in education and professional learning environments.
buyer parent: Ingram Industries
buyer: Ingram Digital Ventures
Ingram Digital Ventures, an operating group of Ingram Industries Inc., is headquartered in LaVergne, Tennessee. "
target: Vital Source Technologies Inc.
Founded in 1994, VitalSource has emerged as the leader in educational content delivery in such sectors as dental, nursing and law. Students and faculty acquire content in the company's VitalBook(TM) file format through a variety of channels using the VitalSource "Bookshelf" application.
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closed 7/1/2020 via BusinessWire

MPS Limited, acquired HighWire Press

synopsis: MPS Limited, a leading provider of content, learning, and platform solutions, has completed the acquisition of HighWire Press, a US company that provides digital content development and hosting services to ~140 influential societies, university presses and independent publishers that produce journals, books, and other scholarly publications.
buyer: MPS Limited (BSE:532440:$44.34)
MPS provides platform, learning, and content solutions and is a global partner to the world’s leading enterprises, publishers, learning companies, and content aggregators. "
target parent: Accel-KKR
target: HighWire Press
HighWire is a US company that provides digital content development and hosting services to ~140 influential societies, university presses and independent publishers that produce journals, books, and other scholarly publications. It was founded by Stanford University Libraries in 1995.
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closed 12/14/2016 via Company Press Release

HighWire Press, acquired Semantico Ltd.

synopsis: Scholarly publishing company HighWire Press announced its acquisition of Semantico, a privately held provider of technology and services for the scholarly publishing market. Semantico's mission is to be the partner of choice in helping clients realise the full potential of internet technologies for delivering digital information services.
buyer parent: Accel-KKR
buyer: HighWire Press
HighWire Press delivers technology solutions to leading publishers that disseminate scholarly research worldwide. HighWire provides strategic consulting, professional services and innovative open platform technologies. "
target: Semantico Ltd.
Semantico is an innovative and market-leading digital publishing solutions company. They provide a range of services and technologies including: consultancy, publishing platform design and build, ebook system development, digital marketing, access and identity management, support and hosting.
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closed 11/10/2016 via PE Hub

Authorea, acquired The Winnower

synopsis: Authorea, the online collaborative platform for researchers, announced it has acquired The Winnower, a pioneering research publisher that offers advanced publishing tools to individual authors. With the acquisition, Authorea enhances the foremost online platform for researchers to write, cite, collaborate, host data, and publish all in one place.
buyer: Authorea
Authorea is the place to write scientific, academic, and technical documents in collaboration. Authorea is a digital collaboration platform that encourages more immediate knowledge-sharing in the scientific research community. "
target: The Winnower
The Winnower Inc. operates an open access online scholarly publishing platform that employs open post-publication peer review. Its platform allows users to publish research, essays, peer reviews, and more.
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closed 9/10/2018 via PR Newswire

Elsevier B.V., acquired Aries Systems Corp.

synopsis: Elsevier, the global information analytics business specializing in science and health, announced it has acquired Aries Systems, a leader in scientific publication workflow solutions headquartered outside Boston, MA. Aries' offerings are used for manuscript submission, peer review, production tracking and eCommerce.
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps institutions and professionals progress science, advance healthcare and improve performance for the benefit of humanity. Elsevier provides digital solutions in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, and more. "
target: Aries Systems Corp.
Aries Systems transforms the way scholarly publishers bring high-value content to the world. The company’s innovative and forward-looking workflow solutions manage the complexities of modern print and electronic publishing.
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closed 4/15/2014 via BusinessWire

Atypon Systems, Inc., acquired Metapress

synopsis: Atypon Systems, Inc. has acquired the Metapress business from EBSCO Online, Inc., which has made the decision to discontinue the Metapress platform. Metapress offers comprehensive web publishing solutions for publishers of scholarly journals and electronic books. Current Metapress clients will be transitioned to Atypon’s Literatum platform.
buyer: Atypon Systems, Inc.
Atypon delivers innovative solutions that revolutionize the way publishers and media organizations do business. Literatum, Atypon's flagship SaaS ePublishing platform, provides all of the functionality that professional and scholarly publishers need to compete in the digital world. "
target parent: EBSCO Industries, Inc.
target: Metapress
Metapress has been a leader in hosting Science/Technical/Medical content since the beginning of the transition from print to electronic format. They have established a reputation for disseminating scholarly information on the Web and hosting highly ranked journals and e-books in many disciplines.
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closed 3/21/2012 via Company Press Release

Perceptive Software, Inc., acquired Nolij Corporation

synopsis: Perceptive Software, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise content management software, has acquired Nolij Corporation, a prominent provider of Web-based imaging, document management and workflow solutions for the higher education market.
buyer parent: Lexmark International, Inc.
buyer: Perceptive Software, Inc.
Perceptive Software, Inc. is a leading provider of enterprise content management software that helps organizations easily manage the entire lifecycle of their documents and content, simplifying their business processes, and fueling greater operational efficiency. "
target: Nolij Corporation
Nolij Corporation is the leading provider of higher education focused document imaging and workflow solutions and is the recognized leader in providing data integration middle-ware technology to the higher education customer.
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closed 5/31/2010 via Company Press Release

Pearson plc, acquired The Learning Edge North America

synopsis: The Learning Edge International has joined Pearson, a global leader in education, technology and services. Pearson’s mission is to increase access to educational opportunities and improve student outcomes worldwide.
buyer: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$5,359.58)
Pearson is an international education and media company with world-leading businesses in education, business information and consumer publishing. "
target: The Learning Edge North America
The Learning Edge International provides solutions for educators so they can more effectively manage Digital Learning Resources using EQUELLA - a world class Digital Repository. EQUELLA is a mature, robust Digital Repository that integrates to your existing Learning Management System.
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closed 1/10/2010 via Company Press Release

Edline LLC, acquired SchoolFusion

synopsis: The assets of SchoolFusion, a leading provider of website and communication solutions for K-12 education, have been acquired by Edline LLC, a portfolio company of Providence Equity. SchoolFusion’s user-friendly website tools empower teachers and administrators to easily create and maintain content rich school and classroom pages.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Edline LLC
Edline is the K12 Web site/portal solution that enables secure parent access to grades, attendance, homework, and other private information. Edline generates teacher web pages, provides group calendaring, virtual file storage, and parental email alerts as part of their web communication platform. "
target: SchoolFusion
SchoolFusion is a leading provider of website and communication solutions for K-12 education. Its customized web tools connect teachers, students and parents by empowering districts to communicate more effectively.
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closed 11/19/2014 via PR Web

Books International Inc., acquired Cloud View Technologies LLC

synopsis: Books International, Inc., a provider of fulfillment services to publishers around the world, announced acquisition of the majority equity in Cloud View Technologies. They offer cloud-based, secure suite of web applications used for eBook fulfillment, digital content delivery, and title management.
buyer: Books International Inc.
Books International, a family owned and operated company, has provided fulfillment services to publishers around the world from the company headquarters in Dulles, VA. BI processes and ships over $200,000,000 of orders per year on behalf of independent publishers and distribution clients. "
target: Cloud View Technologies LLC
Cloud View Technologies is a software developer of digital delivery platforms for publishers, independent authors, and instructors seeking to digitize and deliver custom course materials.
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closed 9/6/2018 via Company Press Release

Atypon Systems, Inc., acquired Authorea

synopsis: Authorea has joined Atypon, the leading online scholarly publishing technology company. Authorea is the leading platform to write, cite, collaborate, host data, and publish. They're improving how researchers work and make breakthrough discoveries by tackling one of the most important parts of the research cycle: communication.
buyer parent: Wiley
buyer: Atypon Systems, Inc.
Atypon develops software essential to the success of online publishers. The company’s user-oriented approach to product development gives publishers automated and easy-to-use tools for presenting, marketing, and selling their content. "
target: Authorea
Authorea is the leading platform to write, cite, collaborate, host data, and publish. They're improving how researchers work and make breakthrough discoveries by tackling one of the most important parts of the research cycle: communication.
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announced 6/27/2018 via Company Press Release

2U, Inc., will acquire CritiqueIt Inc.

synopsis: 2U, Inc., a global leader in digital education, announced it has agreed to acquire CritiqueIt, Inc., creator of a market-leading digital annotation tool. The CritiqueIt technology facilitates more dynamic engagement among students and faculty by allowing any piece of content to be annotated in real-time.
buyer: 2U, Inc. (TWOU:$411.77)
2U partners with great colleges and universities to build the world's best digital education. Their platform provides a comprehensive fusion of technology, services and data architecture to transform high-quality and rigorous campus-based universities into the best digital versions of themselves. "
target: CritiqueIt Inc.
CritiqueIt provides annotation tools for real-time conversations. The company's technology reaches across market sectors by integrating seamlessly into existing technologies and platforms. They provide to higher education, corporate training, automotive, K-12, retail and scientific services.
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closed 8/11/2015 via BusinessWire

Jenzabar, Inc., acquired SONISWEB

synopsis: Jenzabar Inc., a leading provider of software, services and strategies for higher education, announced that it has acquired RJM Systems, Inc., developer of SONISWEB. The company is a provider of state-of-the-art systems developed exclusively to meet administrative needs of colleges and universities.
buyer: Jenzabar, Inc.
Jenzabar, Inc. is a leading provider of enterprise software, strategies, and services developed exclusively for higher education. The company offers integrated, innovative solutions to advance the goals of academic and administrative offices across the campus and throughout the student lifecycle. "
target: SONISWEB
RJM Systems, Inc., developer of SONISWEB, provide the highest quality in information management systems and services to meet the demand of higher educational institutions.
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closed 1/9/2012 via BusinessWire

Ascend Learning, acquired E*Value

synopsis: Ascend Learning, a leading provider of technology-based educational solutions for healthcare and other vocational industries, has acquired Advanced Informatics, a software company helping healthcare education programs more efficiently manage the clinical education experience of their students through its E*Value solutions.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Ascend Learning
Ascend Learning is a leading provider of technology-based educational, curriculum and assessment solutions for healthcare and other vocational industries, and specializes in delivering higher-performance results for students and professionals. "
target: E*Value
Advanced Informatics is a software company helping healthcare education programs more efficiently manage the clinical education experience of their students. Through its E*Value® software, the company helps its clients manage class schedules, evaluations, outcomes measurement, etc.
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closed 4/10/2018 via BNC Analysis

Clarivate Analytics, acquired Kopernio

synopsis: Kopernio, an edtech platform for accessing academic journals, has been acquired by Clarivate Analytics, a research analytics software company. Based in the UK, Kopernio is an AI-powered platform for academics, students, and researchers to search available research papers online from major publishers and open source publishers.
buyer: Clarivate Analytics (:$964.58)
Clarivate Analytics is a research analytics software company that provides subscription-based services in research and patent analytics. Organizations and researchers rely on the knowledge bases from Clarivate for information about pharmaceutical and biotech intelligence and IP management. "
target: Kopernio
Based in the UK, Kopernio is an edtech platform for accessing academic journals. Kopernio's AI-powered platform enables academics, students, and researchers to search available research papers online from major publishers and open source publishers.
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closed 2/17/2016 via Company Press Release

New Harbor Capital, acquired Certica Solutions

synopsis: Chicago-based private equity firm New Harbor Capital has completed a majority equity investment in Certica Solutions, a provider of K-12 data management software and education content solutions, in conjunction with Certica’s acquisition of Academic Benchmarks, the market-leading data service for K-12 academic standards.
buyer: New Harbor Capital
New Harbor Capital is a growth-focused private equity firm that understands the value of true collaboration. New Harbor works with business owners and management teams to pursue accelerated growth. They seek to invest in business services companies that offer an opportunity for them to add value. "
target: Certica Solutions
Certica Solutions provides education technology platform, content and data solutions which enable K-12 educators and administrators to improve instructional and organizational performance. Certica partners with a diverse network of education technology companies, publishers and assessment providers.
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closed 1/18/2017 via PR Web

Macmillan Learning, acquired Intellus Learning, Inc.

synopsis: Macmillan Learning, a company that provides educators with tailored solutions designed to inspire curiosity and measure progress, has acquired Intellus Learning, a company that supports great teaching and learning in higher education with intelligent analytics that help faculty and institutions select the best content for each learner.
buyer parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
buyer: Macmillan Learning
Macmillan Learning improves lives through learning. Their legacy of excellence in education continues to inform their approach to developing world-class content with pioneering, interactive tools. They facilitate teaching and learning opportunities that spark student engagement and improve outcomes."
target: Intellus Learning, Inc.
Intellus Learning supports great teaching and learning in higher education with intelligent analytics that help faculty and institutions select the best content for each learner.
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closed 10/1/2010 via PR Newswire

The Access Network Company, acquired College Media Network

synopsis: The Access Network Company announced that it will take over operations of College Media Network. College Media Network is the provider of the most widely used online content management software platform for college newspapers, encompassing more than 600 websites nationwide and providing daily online content to over 5 million people.
buyer: The Access Network Company
The Access Network(SM) is the premier online city guide content management software platform for premium brands, publishers, and local merchants. "
target parent: Viacom Inc.
target: College Media Network
College Media Network is the provider of the most widely used online content management software platform for college newspapers, encompassing more than 600 websites nationwide and providing daily online content to over 5 million unique college students and alumni each month.
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closed 1/6/2012 via BusinessWire

BlackBook Media Corp. merged with Vibe Holdings LLC,

synopsis: InterMedia Partners announced that they have merged their Vibe and Uptown businesses with the BlackBook Media business and The Access Network Company. The merger of these premier assets is part of their media and technology consolidation strategy.
buyer parent: InterMedia Partners
buyer: Vibe Holdings LLC
Vibe Holdings is the parent company of Vibe magazine, Vibe.com, VibeVixen.com, Vibe Lifestyle Network, Uptown magazine, UptownMagazine.com, UptownSocial and the iconic Soul Train entertainment franchise. "
target parent: The Access Network Company
target: BlackBook Media Corp.
BlackBook Media is a leading publisher in the progressive nightlife, fashion, and culture arena. BlackBook delivers beauty, fashion, and entertainment guides through the BlackBook Guides mobile applications, online at BBook.com, at its signature events & in BlackBook magazine.
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closed 10/1/2010 via PR Newswire

The Access Network Company, acquired College Media Network

synopsis: The Access Network Company announced that it will take over operations of College Media Network. College Media Network is the provider of the most widely used online content management software platform for college newspapers, encompassing more than 600 websites nationwide and providing daily online content to over 5 million people.
buyer: The Access Network Company
The Access Network(SM) is the premier online city guide content management software platform for premium brands, publishers, and local merchants. "
target parent: Viacom Inc.
target: College Media Network
College Media Network is the provider of the most widely used online content management software platform for college newspapers, encompassing more than 600 websites nationwide and providing daily online content to over 5 million unique college students and alumni each month.
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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 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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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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announced 7/26/2012 via BNC Analysis

Optus, will acquire Eatability Pty Limited

synopsis: Optus buys Eatability Pty Limited, a local guide designed to help consumers find out what's best in every town and city in Australia. They list all types of businesses to let them share their experiences with each other.
buyer parent: Temasek Holdings
buyer: Optus
Optus is the second largest telecommunication company in Australia. The company delivers communications, information technology, and entertainment services. "
target: Eatability Pty Limited
Eatability is a local guide designed to help consumers find out what's best in every town and city in Australia. They list all types of businesses to let them share their experiences with each other.
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closed 9/22/2011 via PR Newswire

TravelShark, acquired eat.shop guides

synopsis: TravelShark acquired eat.shop guides, an international publisher of independent, hyper-local travel guides for the world's top travel destinations. The acquisition gives TravelShark eat.shop's visually powerful, curated content related to thousands of unique and "unexpected" dining and shopping venues in 30 cities around the world.
buyer: TravelShark
TravelShark is the world's largest online travel network, with thousands of location-based travel websites for destinations around the globe. TravelShark connects global travelers with hyper-local travel solutions and memorable trips. "
target: eat.shop guides
Founded in Portland, Oregon, by Parsons School of Design graduate Kaie Wellman in 2003, eat.shop guides is the leading publisher of stylish city guides that feature an eclectic mix of unique and authentic local businesses.
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closed 7/14/2011 via BusinessWire

Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc., acquired GoLocal.Biz

synopsis: Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. announced that it has acquired the assets of Internet technology provider GoLocal.Biz. GoLocal.Biz provides local business directory, coupon, movie and entertainment listings to all 35 of Nexstar’s community portal web sites and to other U.S. local market clients.
buyer: Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. (NXST:$2,737.26)
Nexstar Broadcasting Group is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers and advertisers through its traditional media, e-MEDIA, digital and mobile media platforms. "
target: GoLocal.Biz
GoLocal.Biz is an internet technology provider offering targeted online local business listings, advertising and promotion solutions, embedded video, images, map, contact information, local advertiser web links and other vital information to local consumers.
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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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BIZX, LLC, acquired ChicagoTraveler.com

synopsis: BIZX, LLC, one of the fastest growing privately held web media companies in the U.S., announced the acquisition of chicagotraveler.com, a highly ranked Chicago destination travel website from JRL Enterprises.
buyer: BIZX, LLC
BIZX owns and operates hundreds of consumer and business focused websites ranging in subject matter from travel to telecommunications and from business advice to VoIP products and services. "
target parent: JRL Enterprises, Inc.
target: ChicagoTraveler.com
ChicagoTraveler.com operates as a destination travel platform. The site offers accommodation, events, tours, and city information.
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closed 4/7/2011 via BNC Analysis

The San Diego Union-Tribune, acquired DiscoverSD.com, LLC

synopsis: The San Diego Union Tribune is buying DiscoverSD. com, a lifestyle website. The merger of the two databases will give the company’s separate deals programs. DiscoverSD.com, LLC operates as an online portal providing information on hotels, entertainment and arts, restaurants, shopping, real estate, health and beauty, and communities in San Diego.
buyer parent: Platinum Equity, LLC
buyer: The San Diego Union-Tribune
The oldest business in San Diego County and the second-oldest newspaper in Southern California, The San Diego Union-Tribune is the nation's 23rd-largest newspaper, with weekday circulation of 269,819. "
target: DiscoverSD.com, LLC
DiscoverSD.com, LLC operates as an online portal. It provides information about hotels, entertainment and arts, restaurants, shopping, real estate, health and beauty, and communities in San Diego. The company is based in La Jolla, California.
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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:$166,030.00)
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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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.
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$2.90
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closed 5/25/2010 via BusinessWire

Yahoo! Inc., acquired Koprol

synopsis: Yahoo! Inc. announced the acquisition of Koprol. Koprol extends Yahoo’s social, mobile and local offerings and focuses on the intersection of location, community expertise and mobile experiences that have become important trends around the globe. Koprol enables users to interact and share knowledge about their community.
buyer: Yahoo! Inc. (AABA:$5,409.25)
Yahoo! Inc. is a leading global internet brand and one of the most trafficked Internet destinations worldwide. Yahoo!’s mission is to connect people to their passions, their communities and world’s knowledge. Yahoo! is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. "
target: Koprol
Koprol allows people to connect and share photos, reviews and additional information about locations in real-time using just their mobile phone browser, making the service accessible to a larger percentage of mobile users.
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announced 3/20/2019 via Company Press Release

MGG Investment Group, will acquire VEGAS.com

synopsis: Remark Holdings, a diversified global technology company, announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell Vegas.com to MGG Holdings LLC. Vegas.com is the only online travel agency in the world that can give customers all the on-the-ground and behind-the-scenes info they need, to know what's happening in Vegas.
buyer: MGG Investment Group
MGG Investment Group is a private direct lender focused on the lower-middle market. They excel at investments that require distinct underwriting expertise. The MGG team has built a strong record of trust with key industry players and companies, enabling them to develop a unique sourcing network. "
target parent: Remark Media, Inc.
target: VEGAS.com
Vegas.com is the only online travel agency in the world that can give customers all the on-the-ground and behind-the-scenes info they need, to know what's happening in Vegas. In addition, they serve up the best deals on hotels, air + hotel packages, shows, tours, attractions, dining and nightlife.
price ($mm)
$45
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closed 1/23/2019 via Company Press Release

Andrew Hazen, acquired LongIsland.com

synopsis: Andrew Hazen, a successful serial entrepreneur, digital marketing expert and attorney, has acquired LongIsland.com, Long Island's go to resource for the best local events and things to do, the latest news, weather, and transit information.
buyer: Andrew Hazen
Andrew Hazen is a successful serial entrepreneur, digital marketing expert and attorney. In both 2007 and 2008 the leading full-service digital company he founded was listed on the INC List of Fastest Growing Companies in the U.S. "
target: LongIsland.com
Founded in 1996, LongIsland.com is Long Island's go to resource for the best local events & things to do, the latest news, weather, and transit information
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closed 5/9/2018 via GlobeNewswire

trivago, acquired TripHappy

synopsis: trivago, a global hotel search platform, announces the acquisition of TripHappy, a US travel startup that leverages artificial intelligence to highlight relevant location and neighborhood information during the hotel search and discovery process. TripHappy provides recommendations by analyzing location data on more than 25,000 neighborhoods.
buyer parent: Expedia, Inc.
buyer: trivago (TRVG:$1,218.68)
trivago is a global hotel search platform focused on reshaping the way travelers search for and compare hotels and alternative accommodations. They allow travelers to make informed decisions by personalizing their hotel search and giving them access to a deep supply of hotel information and prices. "
target: TripHappy
TripHappy leverages AI to highlight relevant location and neighborhood information during the hotel search and discovery process. TripHappy provides recommendations by analyzing location data on more than 25,000 neighborhoods to help travelers identify the best neighborhood to stay in.
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closed 5/5/2017 via Company Press Release

Vineyard Gazette, acquired Martha’s Vineyard Online

synopsis: Martha’s Vineyard Online (MVOL), the Island’s first and best-known tourism website at MVOL.com, has been acquired from Aritaur Communications Inc. by the Vineyard Gazette. MVOL provides detailed listings of Island businesses, along with a wealth of other Island-related information and resources.
buyer parent: Jerome Kohlberg, Jr.
buyer: Vineyard Gazette
The Vineyard Gazette Media Group is a news and information company dedicated to the Island of Martha’s Vineyard and the people near and far who love it. Founded in 1846, they combine a respect for history with a passion for innovation and a commitment to excellence in journalism across platforms. "
target parent: Aritaur Communications Inc.
target: Martha’s Vineyard Online
Martha’s Vineyard Online is the Island’s first and best-known tourism website at MVOL.com. MVOL provides detailed listings of Island businesses, along with a wealth of other Island-related information and resources.
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closed 7/6/2016 via PR Web

TripShock, acquired PensacolaBeach.com and NavarreBeach.com

synopsis: TripShock.com purchased the domains PensacolaBeach.com and NavarreBeach.com from Bruno Marketing & Design PensacolaBeach.com and NavarreBeach.com are complete online visitor information sources for hotels, vacation rentals, for rent by owner rentals and area attractions.
buyer: TripShock
TripShock.com is the Gulf Coast’s largest outdoor activity and travel site. Its inventory includes over 300 tours and excursions in NW Florida, Coastal Alabama, and New Orleans. The company’s real-time mobile booking capabilities make it a favorite among visitors and locals. "
target parent: Bruno Marketing & Design
target: PensacolaBeach.com and NavarreBeach.com
PensacolaBeach.com and NavarreBeach.com are complete online visitor information sources for hotels, vacation rentals, for rent by owner rentals and area attractions.
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closed 4/12/2016 via BusinessWire

Time Out Group Ltd., acquired HallStreet

synopsis: Time Out Group, the trusted global platform that inspires and enables people to experience the best of the city, has acquired HallStreet, an award-winning geo-mapping startup. Spanish-based startup HallStreet has revolutionised the global travel and leisure market with an interactive events and travel planner based on maps.
buyer: Time Out Group Ltd. (AIM:TMO:$47.44)
Time Out is the trusted global platform that inspires and enables people to experience the best of the city. Operating in 107 cities, across 39 countries, it has an average monthly global audience reach of over 100 million across all platforms. "
target: HallStreet
HallStreet is an award-winning geo-mapping startup. Spanish-based startup HallStreet has revolutionised the global travel and leisure market with an interactive events and travel planner based on maps.
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closed 9/2/2015 via Company Press Release

Choice Group Asia, acquired Thaivisa.com

synopsis: Choice Group Asia announced the acquisition of Thaivisa.com and its associated platforms and products from Thaivisa Expat Group Co. Ltd. Thaivisa provides both local and international news to expats living in Thailand.
buyer: Choice Group Asia
Choice Group Asia was set up in 2009 and operated both in the real estate channel and digital media with Inspire eMagazine. Inspire quickly developed in the region of Pattaya on multiple online platform and quickly established itself as a leader in sharing events and offers to expats in that region."
target: Thaivisa.com
Thaivisa.com began life as a single static web page providing information and brief explanations to the various visa types avaialble in Thailand. Since its launch, Thaivisa.com has grown into the largest English language forum in the world regarding everything and anything related to Thailand.
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