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closed 3/3/2011 via BusinessWire

Demand Media, Inc., acquired CoveritLive

synopsis: Demand Media, Inc., a leading content and social media company, has announced the acquisition of CoveritLive. Brands like ESPN, Ford, News Corp and BBC use CoveritLive's live event platform to engage event audiences with real-time commentary, instant reader polling and question and answer capabilities.
buyer: Demand Media, Inc. (LFGR:$154.96)
Demand Media, Inc. is a leading online media company that informs, entertains and connects millions of people every day. Through a portfolio of vertical web properties, a global network of digital partners, and an innovative content studio, it publishes what the world wants to know and share. "
target: CoveritLive
Brands like ESPN, Ford, News Corp and BBC use CoveritLive to engage event audiences with real-time commentary, instant reader polling and question and answer capabilities.
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$4.40
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closed 7/14/2014 via Company Press Release

ScribbleLive, acquired CoveritLive

synopsis: ScribbleLive has announced their acquisition of CoveritLive, the leading live-event publishing platform. Since its release in 2007, CoveritLive has been used by thousands of writers to engage millions of readers around the world. It is actively used both by traditional bloggers, journalists, major brands and mainstream media.
buyer: ScribbleLive
ScribbleLive's end-to-end content engagement platform helps their clients plan, create, distribute, measure, and optimize their content to foster meaningful and profitable relationships with their audience. "
target parent: Demand Media, Inc.
target: CoveritLive
CoveritLive is the leading live-event publishing platform. Since its release in 2007, CoveritLive has been used by thousands of writers to engage millions of readers around the world. It is actively used both by traditional bloggers, journalists, major brands and mainstream media.
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closed 4/6/2015 via Financial Times

Vox Media, Inc., acquired OpBandit

synopsis: Vox Media, Inc. has acquired OpBandit. It tracks information about readers and their behaviour and uses it to determine the best content to show them on a publisher’s site. Readers who come to a Vox story through the site’s homepage may see a different headline and picture than those who click through a link from Facebook or Twitter.
buyer: Vox Media, Inc.
Vox Media, Inc. is one of the fastest growing media companies, combining the best content, technology, and distribution capabilities to connect with an audience of 150mm people each month who rely on them for a modern, intelligent take on the world around them. "
target: OpBandit
OpBandit develops content optimization software for online publishers. The software tracks information about readers and their behaviour and uses it to determine the best content to show them on a publisher's site. The company is based in Washington, District Of Columbia.
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announced 5/23/2012 via Market Wire

Oracle Corporation, will acquire Vitrue, Inc.

synopsis: Oracle has entered into an agreement to acquire Vitrue, a leading cloud-based social marketing and engagement platform that enables marketers to centrally create, publish, moderate, manage, measure and report on their social marketing campaigns and activities on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Google+.
buyer: Oracle Corporation (ORCL:$39,766.00)
Oracle Corporation is the world's largest enterprise software company. The company is a leading provider of systems software, including database management, application development, and application server software. "
target: Vitrue, Inc.
Vitrue, Inc. provides social media marketing solutions for the marketers, agencies, and publishers. The company, through its marketing platform, offers promotional programs, branded communities, syndicated brand applications, and add-on modules.
price ($mm)
$300
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closed 11/18/2020 via Company Press Release

Eventbrite, acquired ToneDen

synopsis: Eventbrite, Inc., a global self-service ticketing and experience technology platform, has acquired ToneDen, a self-service social-marketing platform. ToneDen helps creators, live events and e-commerce companies reach and sell to their audiences online. The platform features playbooks, Facebook messaging solutions, and web marketing tools.
buyer: Eventbrite (EB:$162.01)
Eventbrite is a global ticketing and event technology platform. Eventbrite’s unique and powerful platform enables creators of all shapes and sizes with tools and resources to seamlessly plan, promote, and produce live events around the world. "
target: ToneDen
ToneDen is a self-service social-marketing platform. ToneDen helps creators, live events and e-commerce companies reach and sell to their audiences online. The platform features playbooks, Facebook messaging solutions, and web marketing tools to help users build and grow a lasting brand online.
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announced 7/22/2020 via BusinessWire

Perion Network Ltd., will acquire Pub Ocean

synopsis: Perion Network Ltd., a global technology company that provides agencies, brands, and publishers with innovative solutions for digital advertising, will acquire Pub Ocean, a digital publisher-focused technology company with scalable content distribution and real-time revenue analytics technology.
buyer: Perion Network Ltd. (PERI:$273.65)
Perion is a global technology company that provides agencies, brands, and publishers with innovative solutions for digital advertising. Perion delivers its Synchronized Digital Branding solution across the three main pillars of digital advertising: ad search, social media, and display/video. "
target: Pub Ocean
Pub Ocean is a technology company that helps digital publishers become more profitable by providing greater visibility and control through proprietary technology: LiveYield for real-time revenue attribution, Mission to control and automate the purchase and sale of audience.
price ($mm)
$4.00
rev ($mm)
$25
EBITDA ($mm)
$5
EV / rev
0.9x
EV / EBITDA
4.4x
closed 1/12/2017 via Company Press Release

Firebrand Technologies, Inc., acquired Enthrill Distribution Inc.

synopsis: Firebrand Technologies, a pioneer in publishing technology services, announced the acquisition of the technology assets and brands from Enthrill Distribution, Inc., a provider of innovative digital content distribution technologies for the publishing industry.
buyer: Firebrand Technologies, Inc.
Firebrand Technologies provides leading software and services to help publishers achieve success. Title Management™ Enterprise Software tracks titles from pre-acquisition through post- production, marketing and sales; Direct2Reader™ provides a platform for publishers to reach directly to readers. "
target: Enthrill Distribution Inc.
Enthrill Distribution, Inc. is a provider of innovative digital content distribution technologies for the publishing industry. Enthrill's products include PackaDRM, a device agnostic social DRM, and the Endpaper Engine, an ebook delivery platform that delivers ebooks into any reading device.
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closed 9/8/2014 via BNC Analysis

Piano Media, a.s., acquired Press+

synopsis: Piano Media, the three-year-old Slovakian paywall tech company has acquired its American counterpart, Press+. The e-commerce platform was created by Journalism Online. It allows publishers to choose and continually adjust multiple options for paid access, with each publisher selecting its own business model, offerings, and pricing.
buyer: Piano Media, a.s.
Piano Media is a global leader in online subscription monetization solutions, digital audience development and online subscriber data analysis. They offer the most comprehensive digital subscription platforms in the world. "
target parent: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company
target: Press+
Journalism Online’s Press+ e-commerce platform allows publishers to choose and continually adjust multiple options for paid access, with each publisher selecting its own business model, offerings, and pricing.
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closed 3/24/2011 via AP - Associated Press

R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company, acquired Journalism Online, LLC

synopsis: R.R. Donnelley & Sons has acquired Steve Brill’s high-profile paid content project JournalismOnline. JournalismOnline’s Press+ technology and service allow publishers to create a range of paid models for their digital content.
buyer: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company (RRD:$6,413.40)
RR Donnelley is a global provider of integrated communications. The company employs a suite of leading Internet based capabilities and other resources to provide premedia, printing, logistics and business process outsourcing products and services. "
target: Journalism Online, LLC
Journalism Online’s Press+ e-commerce platform allows publishers to choose and continually adjust multiple options for paid access, with each publisher selecting its own business model, offerings, and pricing.
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$20 [$20]
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closed 2/26/2019 via Company Press Release

Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc., acquired Moshtix Pty Ltd

synopsis: Ticketmaster, a Live Nation Entertainment Company, has announced the acquisition of Moshtix to service the growing general admission event markets in Australia and New Zealand. Moshtix delivers an innovative technology solution for general admission, self-service and white label solutions for event organisers.
buyer parent: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
buyer: Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc. (TKTM:$1,240.48)
Ticketmaster is the world's leading ticketing and marketing company. The company works with more than 10,000 clients across multiple event categories, connecting consumers across the globe to live entertainment. "
target: Moshtix Pty Ltd
Based in Australia, Moshtix delivers an innovative technology solution for general admission, self-service and white label solutions for event organisers. Moshtix specialises in general admission events across a variety of event genres.
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closed 6/29/2010 via BusinessWire

LibreDigital, Inc., purchased Symtio from Zondervan Publishing House

synopsis: LibreDigital, Inc., a leading provider of digital marketing and distribution technology for publishers, announced that it has acquired the Symtio e-commerce platform from Zondervan. Symtio is a multi-channel digital media platform that enables customers to purchase and access digital media online or through an in-store retail card program.
buyer: LibreDigital, Inc.
LibreDigital develops technology that connects publishers, marketplaces and consumers when and where they choose to read. LibreDigital solutions enable promotion, sales and delivery of content on-demand across the web or to any marketplace or device. "
seller parent: News Corporation
seller: Zondervan Publishing House
Zondervan is the leading Christian communications company in the world. Zondervan, a division of HarperCollins Publishers, produces Bibles, books, new media products, gift products from its Inspirio group and children's products from its Zonderkidz group.
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announced 10/18/2016 via PR Newswire

Tagboard, will acquire Capture Media, Inc.

synopsis: Seattle-area based social media software company Tagboard Inc. announced they will acquire Capture Media, Inc. Founded in 2012 and based in New York City, Capture created a product for news and media publishers to search, request, and publish users' social media photos and videos on their websites, TV stations, and other properties.
buyer: Tagboard
Tagboard is the premier social search & display platform company that serves thousands of global brands, sporting teams, and media companies. Their platform is the easiest way to discover social media and instantly share it with audiences. "
target: Capture Media, Inc.
Capture is a leader in media technology helping businesses find and use content on social media platforms. They’re powering the technology that the leading media companies, brands, bloggers and creatives use everyday to find and use social content in realtime.
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closed 4/22/2008 via

Vignette Corporation, acquired Vidavee

synopsis: Vignette, a global leader in Web experience management and delivery, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Vidavee, a video Web services company that enables Web publishers to easily upload, share, analyze and monetize Internet video content.
buyer: Vignette Corporation
Vignette provides Internet Relationship Management software products and services, a category of enterprise solutions designed to enable businesses to build sustainable online customer relationships, increase returns on Internet-related investments and capitalize on Internet business opportunities. "
target: Vidavee
Vidavee is the only white label web media solution to fully enable user interaction around professional and consumer-contributed video content. Our clients’ user base can easily upload, select segments, comment, remix and share videos captured on any device.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/15/2015 via BNC Analysis

TI Digital Solutions, acquired Alfabook

synopsis: Telecom Italia's ICT subsidiary TI Digital Solutions has announced the acquisition of Italian digital publisher Alfabook. Alfabook creates software solutions based on semantic technologies within the context of general, educational and professional publishing.
buyer parent: Telecom Italia
buyer: TI Digital Solutions
TI Digital Solutions brings in the leadership and experience acquired by the Telecom Italia Group and applies it to every aspect of digital innovation such as M2M and IOT solutions, Digital Multi-channel CRM solutions, Cloud Computing Business Intelligence and Social Reputation solutions. "
target: Alfabook
Alfabook creates software solutions based on semantic technologies within the context of general, educational and professional publishing. Alfabook helps publishing companies, businesses and institutions transform the eBook into a viable alternative to the printed book.
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closed 11/21/2013 via PR Web

Livefyre, acquired Realtidbits

synopsis: Livefyre, provider of the leading real-time conversation and social curation platform, announced that it has acquired the assets and team of Realtidbits, one of the top enterprise social application providers.
buyer: Livefyre
Livefyre helps companies engage consumers through a combination of real-time conversation, social curation and social advertising. As the fifth largest network online, Livefyre is powering real-time social experiences for over 400 leading brands. "
target: Realtidbits
Realtidbits is an enterprise, B2B product suite that provides white-label solutions for publishers and media companies in the socialTV and socialNews spaces. Realtidbits provides a suite of real-time applications including Analytics, Comments, Forums, Social Bridge, Pinboard and Image Galleries.
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closed 7/31/2012 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired Wildfire Interactive, Inc.

synopsis: Google has bought social marketing software developer Wildfire Interactive, which lets brands serve marketing and ad campaigns on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube and LinkedIn. The acquisition will allow Google to provide advanced software and services to brands who want to run contests, sweepstakes, branded games and more on Google+.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$171,704.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. "
target: Wildfire Interactive, Inc.
Wildfire Interactive, Inc. is a social media marketing software company. The company provides an all-in-one social marketing solution for large brands, small businesses and agencies looking to grow, engage and monetize their audiences across social channels.
price ($mm)
$250
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 11/17/2016 via BusinessWire

Facebook, acquired CrowdTangle, Inc.

synopsis: Social networking and technology giant, Facebook will acquire CrowdTangle, a social analytics service used by publishers to monitor trending stories online, the company revealed.
buyer: Facebook (FB:$78,975.00)
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world. "
target parent: Siege Technologies
target: CrowdTangle, Inc.
CrowdTangle is a social analytics service used by publishers to monitor trending stories online, and on social media. CrowdTangle helps publishers identify great stories, measure social performance, and identify influencers.
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closed 10/26/2016 via BNC Analysis

Vemba Corporation, acquired Epoxy

synopsis: The video sharing platform Epoxy has been acquired by the online video distribution network Vemba, the two companies announced on October 17, 2016. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Vemba, a platform for media companies to distribute their video content, will incorporate Epoxy’s social publishing tools.
buyer: Vemba Corporation
Vemba is a next generation video distribution and content discovery platform for premium publishers. They are a uniquely publisher-focused platform that enables content publishers to directly control all components of video distribution, ingestion and monetization. "
target: Epoxy
Epoxy builds exceptional software for YouTubers and their fans. Their software allows creators to syndicate their content over Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. They provide analytical insights to help YouTubers and networks optimize their business and deepen the relationship with their audience.
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closed 4/15/2020 via BNC Analysis

Glam Holdings Ltd, acquired Carbon

synopsis: Glam Holdings, owner of ex-billion-dollar Mode Media, BrideClick, and Glam Inc, has acquired Carbon from Clicksco, a Dubai-based provider of performance-based marketing solutions. Carbon is a data management platform in the UK that provides publishers and advertisers with actionable insights that help them to improve online experiences.
buyer: Glam Holdings Ltd
Glam Holdings Ltd is a UK holding company that owns and operates a number of digital brands (“Glam”) and publishing technologies (“Mode”). Glam Holdings has been built through the acquisition of BrideClick (2016), Mode Media (2017) and now Carbon (2020). "
target parent: Vivendi SA
target: Carbon
Carbon is a next generation data management platform in the UK. Carbon's cloud-based data management platform uses data science, AI, and machine learning to provide publishers, advertisers and platforms with actionable insights that help them to improve online experiences.
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closed 12/5/2018 via PR Web

NewsCycle Solutions, acquired Marketing G2

synopsis: Newscycle Solutions, the largest software supplier serving the global news media industry, announces the acquisition of Marketing G2, a Pennsylvania-based software company that develops digital tools for online subscriptions, customer engagement, data discovery and audience lifecycle management.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: NewsCycle Solutions
Newscycle is the leading provider of software and services powering the global media industry. Their content management, advertising management, subscription management and mobile solutions help companies drive profitability and accelerate digital business models. "
target: Marketing G2
Marketing G2 (MG2) develops data-driven customer engagement technology and management tools that enable subscription-based companies to utilize all their data, technology, and content assets to engage customers and prospects to grow audience, increase revenues, and reduce costs.
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closed 7/14/2014 via Company Press Release

ScribbleLive, acquired CoveritLive

synopsis: ScribbleLive has announced their acquisition of CoveritLive, the leading live-event publishing platform. Since its release in 2007, CoveritLive has been used by thousands of writers to engage millions of readers around the world. It is actively used both by traditional bloggers, journalists, major brands and mainstream media.
buyer: ScribbleLive
ScribbleLive's end-to-end content engagement platform helps their clients plan, create, distribute, measure, and optimize their content to foster meaningful and profitable relationships with their audience. "
target parent: Demand Media, Inc.
target: CoveritLive
CoveritLive is the leading live-event publishing platform. Since its release in 2007, CoveritLive has been used by thousands of writers to engage millions of readers around the world. It is actively used both by traditional bloggers, journalists, major brands and mainstream media.
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closed 3/3/2011 via BusinessWire

Demand Media, Inc., acquired CoveritLive

synopsis: Demand Media, Inc., a leading content and social media company, has announced the acquisition of CoveritLive. Brands like ESPN, Ford, News Corp and BBC use CoveritLive's live event platform to engage event audiences with real-time commentary, instant reader polling and question and answer capabilities.
buyer: Demand Media, Inc. (LFGR:$154.96)
Demand Media, Inc. is a leading online media company that informs, entertains and connects millions of people every day. Through a portfolio of vertical web properties, a global network of digital partners, and an innovative content studio, it publishes what the world wants to know and share. "
target: CoveritLive
Brands like ESPN, Ford, News Corp and BBC use CoveritLive to engage event audiences with real-time commentary, instant reader polling and question and answer capabilities.
price ($mm)
$4.40
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announced 4/30/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Hearst Newspapers, will purchase Library of Content from Leaf Group

synopsis: Leaf Group Ltd., a diversified consumer internet company, announced the signing of an Asset Sale & Services Agreement with Hearst Newspapers. Under this new agreement, Leaf Group transferred ownership of a library of content currently displayed on selected Hearst websites to Hearst Newspapers.
buyer parent: The Hearst Corporation
buyer: Hearst Newspapers
Hearst Newspapers is the operating group responsible for Hearst’s newspapers, local digital marketing services businesses and directories. With more than 3,000 employees across the nation, Hearst Newspapers publishes 24 dailies and 52 weeklies. "
seller: Leaf Group (LFGR:$154.96)
The Library of Content purchased from Leaf Group includes online newspaper articles. The articles are currently displayed online at selected Hearst Websites.
price ($mm)
$9.50
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closed 6/6/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Leaf Group, acquired Well+Good

synopsis: Leaf Group Ltd., a diversified consumer internet company comprised of several marketplace and media properties, announced it has acquired the wellness media company, Well+Good. Well+Good has premium content and experiences brand, known for its trend-spotting and high-caliber editorial content.
buyer: Leaf Group (LFGR:$154.96)
Leaf Group Ltd. is a diversified Internet company that builds platforms across its marketplace (Society6 and Saatchi Art) and media (Livestrong.com and eHow) properties to enable communities of creators to reach passionate audiences in large and growing lifestyle categories. "
target: Well+Good
Well+Good is an editorial leader in the fitness and wellness space, and has leveraged a reputation to create new business extensions to the core site. Driven by a team that seeks out new opportunities for expansion, Well+Good has a consistent record of robust revenue growth and profitability.
price ($mm)
$10
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closed 9/16/2016 via BusinessWire

Demand Media, Inc., acquired The Other Art Fair

synopsis: Demand Media, Inc., a diversified internet company comprised of several media and marketplace properties, announced that it has acquired The Other Art Fair, the U.K.’s leading art fair for discovering emerging artists. The Other Art Fair will complement Demand Media’s leading online art gallery marketplace, Saatchi Art.
buyer: Demand Media, Inc. (LFGR:$154.96)
Demand Media, Inc. is a diversified media and technology company that connects individual content creators and artists to sizable consumer audiences across several large and growing lifestyle categories via eHow, LIVESTRONG.com, Cracked, Society6 and Saatchi Art. "
target: The Other Art Fair
The Other Art Fair is the UK's leading artist fair to discover and buy art directly from the best emerging artistic talent. With bi-annual fairs strongly established in London, The Other Art Fair has grown both in the UK and abroad with editions now in Bristol and Sydney.
price ($mm)
$1.83
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closed 4/12/2016 via PR Newswire

The E.W. Scripps Company, acquired Cracked Entertainment, Inc.

synopsis: The E.W. Scripps Company has acquired multi-platform satire brand Cracked, which informs and entertains millennial audiences through a high-traffic website, mobile apps, original digital video, social media and a popular podcast. Cracked's editorial team has been known for smart humor that blends comedy and satire with social criticism.
buyer: The E.W. Scripps Company (SSP:$1,599.45)
The E.W. Scripps Company serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of television, print and digital media brands. Scripps owns 21 local television stations as well as daily newspapers in 13 markets across the United States. "
target parent: Demand Media, Inc.
target: Cracked Entertainment, Inc.
Based in New York, Cracked Entertainment is the publisher of the well-known CRACKED Magazine, one of America's oldest and most well-known humor magazines. It informs and entertains millennial audiences through a high-traffic website, mobile apps, original digital video and social media.
price ($mm)
$39
rev ($mm)
$11
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.5x
EV / EBITDA
announced 10/1/2015 via PR Newswire

iWin, will acquire ArcadeTown.com

synopsis: iWin announced it has acquired ArcadeTown.com, a popular casual game site that offers players free web games and PC downloadable games. ArcadeTown entertains close to 500,000 monthly unique gamers that are attracted to the site to engage in the site's vast library of over 1,000 games.
buyer: iWin
iWin is an innovative, cross platform publisher and distributor of casual games for the mass market. As a game publisher, iWin has created award winning games including Jewel Quest, Bubble Town and Jewel Quest Mysteries. "
target parent: Demand Media, Inc.
target: ArcadeTown.com
ArcadeTown.com offers web games and PC downloadable games. It attracts close to 500,000 monthly unique gamers through the site's vast library of over 1,000 games. Genres include Sports, Racing, Adventure, RPG, Strategy, Puzzle, and more.
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closed 9/23/2015 via BNC Analysis

Demand Media, Inc., acquired LEAFtv

synopsis: Internet company Demand Media Inc. said it is expanding its reach to millennial women with the addition of lifestyle website LEAFtv to its portfolio of brands. LEAFtv provides how-to videos covering topics such as floral arrangement, home improvement, food preparation and beauty tips.
buyer: Demand Media, Inc. (LFGR:$154.96)
Demand Media, Inc. is a leading digital media and domain services company that informs and entertains one of the internet’s largest audiences, helps advertisers find innovative ways to engage with their customers and enables publishers, individuals and businesses to expand their online presence. "
target: LEAFtv
LEAFtv is a fresh, easy to consume, how-to video commerce site and YouTube channel covering all things...living, eating and fashion.
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closed 2/26/2015 via PR Web

Sprinklr, acquired Pluck Corporation

synopsis: Sprinklr, Inc. announced the acquisition of Pluck, an Austin-based provider of technologies for content generation, syndication, social networking and news personalization. Pluck helps its customers more easily consume and leverage the new open content model that has emerged as the cornerstone of Web 2.0.
buyer: Sprinklr
Sprinklr provides the technology that enables large brands to manage customer experiences at every social touchpoint across teams, departments, divisions and geographies. Unlike tools and platforms, Sprinklr is the only fully integrated social relationship infrastructure. "
target parent: Demand Media, Inc.
target: Pluck Corporation
A leader in social media software solutions , Pluck provides the technologies for content generation, syndication, social networking and news personalization. Pluck helps its customers more easily consume and leverage the new open content model that has emerged as the cornerstone of Web 2.0.
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closed 8/11/2014 via Company Press Release

Demand Media, Inc., acquired Saatchi Online Inc.

synopsis: Demand Media has acquired Saatchi Online, Inc. which operates Saatchi Art, a leading online art gallery. Saatchi Art offers an unparalleled selection of paintings, drawings, sculpture and photography in a range of prices.
buyer: Demand Media, Inc. (LFGR:$154.96)
Demand Media, Inc. is a leading digital media and domain services company that informs and entertains one of the internet’s largest audiences, helps advertisers find innovative ways to engage with their customers and enables publishers, individuals and businesses to expand their online presence. "
target: Saatchi Online Inc.
Saatchi Art is the world’s leading online art gallery, connecting people with art and artists they love. Saatchi Art offers an unparalleled selection of paintings, drawings, sculpture and photography in a range of prices.
price ($mm)
$14
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closed 7/14/2014 via Company Press Release

ScribbleLive, acquired CoveritLive

synopsis: ScribbleLive has announced their acquisition of CoveritLive, the leading live-event publishing platform. Since its release in 2007, CoveritLive has been used by thousands of writers to engage millions of readers around the world. It is actively used both by traditional bloggers, journalists, major brands and mainstream media.
buyer: ScribbleLive
ScribbleLive's end-to-end content engagement platform helps their clients plan, create, distribute, measure, and optimize their content to foster meaningful and profitable relationships with their audience. "
target parent: Demand Media, Inc.
target: CoveritLive
CoveritLive is the leading live-event publishing platform. Since its release in 2007, CoveritLive has been used by thousands of writers to engage millions of readers around the world. It is actively used both by traditional bloggers, journalists, major brands and mainstream media.
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closed 7/14/2014 via Company Press Release

Otter Media, acquired Creativebug

synopsis: Otter Media, the newly-named venture between AT&T and The Chernin Group, has acquired Creativebug, Inc., one of the leading go-to sources for high-quality online video arts and crafts instruction, from Demand Media.
buyer parent: AT&T
buyer: Otter Media
Otter Media is a joint venture between AT&T and The Chernin Group. One of the strategic focuses of the venture is to invest in and build advertising and OTT video services for targeted audiences. "
target parent: Demand Media, Inc.
target: Creativebug
Based in San Francisco, Creativebug is the go-to source for online video art and craft workshops featuring some of the most well-respected designers in the craft word.
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$10
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closed 6/24/2013 via BusinessWire

Demand Media, Inc., acquired Society6

synopsis: Demand Media® announced that it has acquired Society6, a leading digital marketplace powered by artists. The e-commerce marketplace enables artists to seamlessly upload and merchandise unique artwork and sell a variety of products, such as phone cases, art prints, home décor, and other merchandise.
buyer: Demand Media, Inc. (LFGR:$154.96)
Demand Media, Inc. is a leading digital media and domain services company that informs and entertains one of the internet’s largest audiences, helps advertisers find innovative ways to engage with their customers and enables publishers, individuals and businesses to expand their online presence. "
target: Society6
Society6 is a leading digital marketplace powered by artists. The e-commerce marketplace enables artists to seamlessly upload and merchandise unique artwork and sell a variety of products, such as phone cases, art prints, home décor, and other merchandise.
price ($mm)[EV]
$84 [$80]
rev ($mm)
$19
EBITDA ($mm)
$6
EV / rev
4.8x
EV / EBITDA
15.5x
closed 3/19/2013 via BusinessWire

Demand Media, Inc., acquired Creativebug

synopsis: Demand Media announced the acquisition of Creativebug, the go-to source for high-quality, online video art and craft instruction. Creativebug’s network of exceptional designers and library of educational videos complements the crafts-related content on Demand Media’s eHow web property.
buyer: Demand Media, Inc. (LFGR:$154.96)
Demand Media, Inc. is a leading digital media and domain services company that informs and entertains one of the internet’s largest audiences, helps advertisers find innovative ways to engage with their customers and enables publishers, individuals and businesses to expand their online presence. "
target: Creativebug
Based in San Francisco, Creativebug is the go-to source for online video art and craft workshops featuring some of the most well-respected designers in the craft word.
price ($mm)
$8.00
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/7/2013 via BusinessWire

Demand Media, Inc., acquired Name.com

synopsis: Demand Media®, a leading digital media company, announced the acquisition of Denver-based Name.com, a domain name registrar known for its strong retail footprint, award-winning customer service and creative spirit. The acquisition is intended to expand Demand Media’s platform as it prepares for the historic release of new Top Level Domains.
buyer: Demand Media, Inc. (LFGR:$154.96)
Demand Media, Inc. is a leading digital media company that informs and entertains one of the internet’s largest audiences, helps advertisers find innovative ways to engage with their customers and enables publishers to expand their online presence. "
target: Name.com
Founded in 2003, Name.com customers have registered nearly 1.5 million domains, and use the company’s tools and services to grow their online presence. Name.com provides a direct channel to reach consumers and small businesses as they develop and manage their online identities.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/10/2011 via BusinessWire

Demand Media, Inc., acquired IndieClick Media Group, Inc.

synopsis: Demand Media® announced the acquisition of Los Angeles-based IndieClick, a premium online advertising company that specializes in connecting brands with passionate and engaged consumers. IndieClick’s innovative multi-platform advertising campaigns deliver impactful, integrated brand experiences.
buyer: Demand Media, Inc. (LFGR:$154.96)
Demand Media, Inc. is a content and social media company that serves consumers, advertisers, publishers and creative professionals with a diverse portfolio of properties, products and services. Some of its brands include How, LIVESTRONG.COM, Cracked and typeF. "
target: IndieClick Media Group, Inc.
IndieClick helps advertisers reach an influential audience of nearly 30 million unique visitors in the US through innovative ad formats – including rich media, video, mobile and social media – that are integrated onto carefully selected destinations.
price ($mm)
$12
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/10/2011 via BusinessWire

Demand Media, Inc., acquired RSS Graffiti

synopsis: Demand Media® announced the acquisition of RSS Graffiti, a Los Angeles-based developer of social media products. Launched in 2009, RSS Graffiti’s free Facebook application has become one of the most popular ways for publishers to program their Facebook pages with content from websites, blogs and other social platforms.
buyer: Demand Media, Inc. (LFGR:$154.96)
Demand Media, Inc. is a content and social media company that serves consumers, advertisers, publishers and creative professionals with a diverse portfolio of properties, products and services. Some of its brands include How, LIVESTRONG.COM, Cracked and typeF. "
target: RSS Graffiti
RSS Graffiti is a developer of social media products. Over 600,000 brands, online publishers and individuals use RSS Graffiti’s free Facebook application to publish more than 60 million pieces of content to Facebook each month.
price ($mm)
$15
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/9/2011 via BNC Analysis

Demand Media, Inc., acquired Emerging Cast Inc.

synopsis: Demand Media has acquired Emerging Cast, a Buenos Aires, Argentina, based content farm company led by Argentinean entrepreneurs Max Goldenberg and Damián Voltes. With the acquisition Demand Media expands into the U.S. Hispanic and Latin American markets with Spanish-language content.
buyer: Demand Media, Inc. (LFGR:$154.96)
Demand Media, Inc. is a content and social media company that serves consumers, advertisers, publishers and creative professionals with a diverse portfolio of properties, products and services. Some of its brands include How, LIVESTRONG.COM, Cracked and typeF. "
target: Emerging Cast Inc.
EmergingCast is leading crowd-sourced content factory in Latin America & US Hispanics. The company produces mass-scale and low cost materials (texts, audios & short-form videos) by employing thousands of freelancers worldwide.
price ($mm)
$3.20
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/3/2011 via BusinessWire

Demand Media, Inc., acquired CoveritLive

synopsis: Demand Media, Inc., a leading content and social media company, has announced the acquisition of CoveritLive. Brands like ESPN, Ford, News Corp and BBC use CoveritLive's live event platform to engage event audiences with real-time commentary, instant reader polling and question and answer capabilities.
buyer: Demand Media, Inc. (LFGR:$154.96)
Demand Media, Inc. is a leading online media company that informs, entertains and connects millions of people every day. Through a portfolio of vertical web properties, a global network of digital partners, and an innovative content studio, it publishes what the world wants to know and share. "
target: CoveritLive
Brands like ESPN, Ford, News Corp and BBC use CoveritLive to engage event audiences with real-time commentary, instant reader polling and question and answer capabilities.
price ($mm)
$4.40
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 3/5/2008 via BusinessWire

Demand Media, Inc., acquired Pluck Corporation

synopsis: Demand Media, Inc., the next-generation social media company, has acquired Pluck Corporation, a leading provider of social media tools and technologies, serving more than 200 media websites, reaching over 100 million users, and serving over 1.5 billion interactions per month.
buyer: Demand Media, Inc. (LFGR:$154.96)
Demand Media™ is a social media company that connects content creators and large audiences with advertisers through its network of vertical media web properties. By using its proprietary social media tools, Demand Media provides an interactive and vertically-focused media experience for users. "
target: Pluck Corporation
A leader in social media software solutions , Pluck provides the technologies for content generation, syndication, social networking and news personalization. Pluck helps its customers more easily consume and leverage the new open content model that has emerged as the cornerstone of Web 2.0.
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closed 7/11/2007 via BusinessWire

Golflink.com, acquired GolfSpan.com

synopsis: GolfLink.com, the leading online golf information resource, today announced its acquisition of GolfSpan.com and its existing video library to build out its site that now includes more than 1,400 exclusive instructional golf tips and videos.
buyer parent: Demand Media, Inc.
buyer: Golflink.com
GolfLink is the most complete online golf resource available on the web. With a host of useful information valuable to golfers of all abilities, GolfLink is the ultimate one-stop shop for every golfer, from duffer to pro. "
target: GolfSpan.com
GolfSpan.com offers its members a video library including over 500 video tips and drills consisting of over 1,000 minutes of content. The company's content has been selected by hundreds of golf sites including the leading sports Web site, the top golf Web site and the world's most popular portal.
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closed 6/12/2007 via BusinessWire

Demand Media, Inc., acquired ExpertVillage.com

synopsis: Demand Media, Inc., the next-generation social media company, announced its acquisition of ExpertVillage.com, the premier Internet source for professional “how-to” videos filmed and produced by local filmmakers that feature experts on a broad range of topics. The acquisition significantly expands Demand Media’s social media platform.
buyer: Demand Media, Inc. (LFGR:$154.96)
Demand Media™ is a social media company that connects content creators and large audiences with advertisers through its network of vertical media web properties. By using its proprietary social media tools, Demand Media provides an interactive and vertically-focused media experience for users. "
target: ExpertVillage.com
ExpertVillage is the largest producer of “made for the Internet” video content with over 17,000 short-format “how-to” videos that feature more than 1000 experts covering everything from Pilates to origami.
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announced 4/30/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Hearst Newspapers, will purchase Library of Content from Leaf Group

synopsis: Leaf Group Ltd., a diversified consumer internet company, announced the signing of an Asset Sale & Services Agreement with Hearst Newspapers. Under this new agreement, Leaf Group transferred ownership of a library of content currently displayed on selected Hearst websites to Hearst Newspapers.
buyer parent: The Hearst Corporation
buyer: Hearst Newspapers
Hearst Newspapers is the operating group responsible for Hearst’s newspapers, local digital marketing services businesses and directories. With more than 3,000 employees across the nation, Hearst Newspapers publishes 24 dailies and 52 weeklies. "
seller: Leaf Group (LFGR:$154.96)
The Library of Content purchased from Leaf Group includes online newspaper articles. The articles are currently displayed online at selected Hearst Websites.
price ($mm)
$9.50
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/9/2011 via BNC Analysis

Demand Media, Inc., acquired Emerging Cast Inc.

synopsis: Demand Media has acquired Emerging Cast, a Buenos Aires, Argentina, based content farm company led by Argentinean entrepreneurs Max Goldenberg and Damián Voltes. With the acquisition Demand Media expands into the U.S. Hispanic and Latin American markets with Spanish-language content.
buyer: Demand Media, Inc. (LFGR:$154.96)
Demand Media, Inc. is a content and social media company that serves consumers, advertisers, publishers and creative professionals with a diverse portfolio of properties, products and services. Some of its brands include How, LIVESTRONG.COM, Cracked and typeF. "
target: Emerging Cast Inc.
EmergingCast is leading crowd-sourced content factory in Latin America & US Hispanics. The company produces mass-scale and low cost materials (texts, audios & short-form videos) by employing thousands of freelancers worldwide.
price ($mm)
$3.20
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 1/8/2020 via Bloomberg

CH Media, will acquire CH Media

synopsis: Barry Diller’s IAC/InterActive Corp. plans to sell CH Media, the parent of CollegeHumor and other digital brands, to the unit’s chief creative officer, Sam Reich. CH Media is comprised of the award-winning digital properties CollegeHumor, Dorkly, Drawfee, and the subscription service DROPOUT.
buyer: CH Media
Sam Reich is a longtime executive of CH Media and the unit's Chief Creative Officer. As a part of CollegeHumor since 2006, Sam Reich built the video team from scratch, earning the comedy brand 30M followers, a 50M+ weekly reach, 200M+ monthly video views, and 25+ Webby Awards. "
target parent: IAC
target: CH Media
CH Media is comprised of the award-winning digital properties CollegeHumor, Dorkly, Drawfee, and the subscription service DROPOUT. CH Media’s ad-supported properties are highly sought-after by brands who want to reach a younger, entertainment-loving audience.
price ($mm)
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closed 11/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Webedia SAS, acquired UTURN Group

synopsis: Saudi-based online entertainment network, UTURN Group, has joined forces with digital media company, Webedia, to create Arabic media and entertainment powerhouse, Webedia Arabia. UTURN Group is the leading Arabic entertainment network in the Middle East and North Africa.
buyer parent: Fimalac SA
buyer: Webedia SAS
Webedia is a global media and technology company, specialized in the recreation and entertainment industries. Webedia targets a passionate audience by building a global network of unique talents, media brands, events and services within the entertainment and recreation industries. "
target: UTURN Group
UTURN Group is the leading Arabic entertainment network in the Middle East and North Africa. UTURN was founded in 2010 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. They produce premium content with the aim to promote Arabic content globally.
price ($mm)
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announced 3/29/2018 via BusinessWire

Maven Inc., will acquire SAY Media, Inc.

synopsis: Maven announced it has signed a letter of intent to acquire Say Media, a company that is defining the digital magazine through a portfolio of influential brands and a next-generation publishing platform called Tempest that caters to the needs of both modern storytellers and marketers.
buyer: Maven Inc. (OTCPK:MVEN:$0.38)
Maven is a coalition of mavens operating on a single digital publishing, advertising and distribution platform, unified under a single media brand. Based in Seattle, Maven is publicly traded under the ticker symbol MVEN. "
target: SAY Media, Inc.
Say Media is defining the digital magazine through a portfolio of influential brands and a next-generation publishing platform called Tempest that caters to the needs of both modern storytellers and marketers.
price ($mm)
$13
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/28/2016 via Market Wire

CPXi, purchased Entertainment Sites from SpinMedia

synopsis: CPXi announced that it will acquire the celebrity news, gossip and entertainment websites; Celebuzz, The Frisky and The Superficial from SpinMedia. SpinMedia Group is a digital-first media company connecting a vast network of entertainment and music fans to the content, celebrities, and brands they love.
buyer: CPXi
CPXi is a comprehensive digital media company with over 15 years of experience driving efficiencies in the tech-enabled marketing space. They provide technology, services and processes that make digital more efficient and effective. "
seller: SpinMedia
Celebuzz.com, TheFrisky.com, and TheSuperficial.com are celebrity news, gossip and entertainment websites ran by SpinMedia. SpinMedia Group is a digital-first media company connecting a vast network of entertainment and music fans to the content, celebrities, and brands they love.
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closed 10/26/2016 via BNC Analysis

Funke Mediengruppe GmbH, acquired Media Partisans GmbH

synopsis: Funke Mediengruppe has acquired a majority interest in Media Partisans. The Potsdam-based company operates the heftig.co portal in Germany, as well as other websites, and is the European market leader for publishing on social media.
buyer: Funke Mediengruppe GmbH
Funke Mediengruppe publishes and distributes daily and weekly newspapers, trade magazines, and advertising journals and papers in Europe. It also operates radio stations; and advertising portals related to real estate, jobs, automobiles, and acquaintanceships. "
target: Media Partisans GmbH
Media Partisans is one of the fastest growing media companies in the world. It is their mission to connect the world through stories. They do so by producing only the most relevant and unusual content for an international audience. Every single story/video they produce reaches millions of people.
price ($mm)
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closed 6/8/2016 via Company Press Release

MOBYT S.p.A., acquired MediaMob S.r.l.

synopsis: DigiTouch, one of the most active Italian independent players in digital marketing, has completed its sale of 51% of MediaMob to Mobyt, a leader in Italy in Mobile Marketing & Services and active in the web advertising. MediaMob is a programmatic sales house, offering technological solutions for audience targeting and programmatic advertising.
buyer: MOBYT S.p.A. (BIT:MBY:$28.32)
Mobyt delivers highly reliable solutions for the sending and receipt of SMS messaging services and emailing to support new marketing and advertising opportunities. Their services are currently used by over 28,000 companies, 70% of which are Italian. "
target parent: DigiTouch
target: MediaMob S.r.l.
MediaMob is an Italian independent digital solutions provider, specialized in programmatic advertising on premium inventory, with cross-device coverage and a wide range of creative ad formats. MediaMob leverages on the modern technological solutions related to audience targeting logics.
price ($mm)
$1.46*
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
0.8x
EV / EBITDA
5.1x
closed 4/16/2015 via BNC Analysis

Blinkx Plc, acquired All Media Network, LLC

synopsis: Internet media company Blinkx PLC said it has completed a deal to acquire All Media Network LLC. All Media Network connects today's digital audience with the best discovery services for music, movies, and TV. The acquisition of All Media gives Blinkx access to a number of website properties, including Sidereel.com, Allmusic.com and Allmovie.com.
buyer: Blinkx Plc (AIM:RTHM:$316.02)
blinkx is an Internet media company that connects consumers and brands through content online. Their patented COncept Recognition Engine technology leverages speech recognition, text and image analysis to understand the meaning and context of video content to generate improved search relevancy. "
target: All Media Network, LLC
All Media Network connects today's digital audience with the best discovery services for music, movies, and TV. With 118 million monthly page views across five web sites, All Media Network provides the most comprehensive and pervasive consumer entertainment products available anywhere.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 3/5/2015 via BNC Analysis

DDB Worldwide Communications Group Inc., acquired Lifelounge Group

synopsis: DDB Worldwide Communications Group Inc. has acquired independent creative agency Lifelounge Group. They specialise in creating authentic brand connections with 16-35 year-old Australians through print, websites, and advertising. They also publish the Lifelounge Sweeney Report, a provider of insights into the Australian 16-30 year old market.
buyer parent: Omnicom Group Inc.
buyer: DDB Worldwide Communications Group Inc.
DDB Worldwide is one of the world's largest and most influential advertising and marketing networks. At the 2014 Cannes International Festival of Creativity, DDB took home 87 Lions as well as Agency of the Year and Regional Network of the Year honors for adam&eveDDB and DDB EMEA, respectively. "
target: Lifelounge Group
Lifelounge Group is a digital media and entertainment company. They operate Lifelounge.com and TheVine.com.au, Australia's No. 1 youth & entertainment website. They are focused on opportunities that leverage research, technical expertise & creativity to develop digital products and campaigns.
price ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
announced 6/12/2012 via BusinessWire

Cazador Acquisition Corporation, will be merged with Net Element, Inc.

synopsis: Net Element, a global publisher of online destinations and soon-to-be operator of a mobile commerce platform for Russia and other emerging markets, and Cazador Acquisition Corporation, a special purpose acquisition company, announced the execution of a merger agreement.
buyer: Cazador Acquisition Corporation
Cazador Acquisition Corporation Ltd. is a special purpose acquisition company, also known as a blank-check company incorporated as a Cayman Islands-exempted company. "
target: Net Element, Inc. (NETE:$45.96)
Net Element is a publisher of digital destinations and services provider powered by a rich video services platform for commerce, HD and 3D formats. The platform supports a network of content-driven, vertically focused applications for consumer, professional and business marketplaces.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
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closed 10/26/2009 via BusinessWire

TopTenREVIEWS, Inc., purchased Consumer Media Division from Imaginova Corp.

synopsis: TopTenREVIEWS announced it has acquired the Consumer Media Division of Imaginova Inc., a privately held company based in New York City. Included in the acquisition are Space.com, LiveScience.com and Newsarama.com. As part of the ongoing expansion, TopTenREVIEWS has established the TechMediaNetwork to incorporate these properties.
buyer parent: TechMedia Network
buyer: TopTenREVIEWS, Inc.
Founded in 2003, TopTenREVIEWS.com provides consumers with side-by-side product and pricing comparisons to help them research, shop and purchase technology and entertainment products and services. "
seller: Imaginova Corp.
Imaginova, a leading digital media and commerce company, is the preeminent online destination for the Intellectually Curious. The Imaginova Network of media properties delivers engaging and entertaining editorial and multimedia content to a robust community of curious and well-informed users.
price ($mm)
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closed 7/17/2008 via PR Newswire

Glam Media, acquired Codex Media

synopsis: Glam Media acquired Munich-based firm, Codex Media to accelerate its launch in Germany. Codex Media is an ad network with a significant reach in the German lifestyle and entertainment area.
buyer: Glam Media
Glam Media pioneered the vertical content network model and is the fastest growing Top 20 Media Company in the U.S. Glam Media provides a compelling mix of fresh, original content created in-house on its owned & operated web sites and the carefully curated Glam Publishing Network. "
target: Codex Media
Codex Media is an ad network with a significant reach in the German lifestyle and entertainment area. While not specifically considered a women’s ad network it has a considerable share of that market.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/15/2006 via PR Newswire

IAC/InterActiveCorp, acquired Connected Ventures, LLC

synopsis: IAC/InterActiveCorp has acquired a 51% stake and full voting control of Connected Ventures, LLC, parent of leading comedy site CollegeHumor.com. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. CollegeHumor is the first site to join IAC Programming, launched earlier this year to buy and build branded online content properties.
buyer: IAC/InterActiveCorp (IAC:$2,786.38)
IAC operates more than 35 leading and diversified Internet businesses across 40 countries... our mission is to harness the power of interactivity to make daily life easier and more productive for people all over the world. "
target: Connected Ventures, LLC
Connected Ventures, LLC operates online content and retail properties, including leading comedy site CollegeHumor.com. CollegeHumor delivers comedic content, including videos, pictures, articles and jokes to its core audience of college students and recent graduates.
price ($mm)
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announced 10/14/2014 via BNC Analysis

Commuter Advertising, will acquire CommuteStream

synopsis: Oakwood-based Commuter Advertising has signed a deal to acquire Chicago-based mobile technology company CommuteStream. Commuter Advertising — a transit-focused advertising and media agency — will use CommuteStream’s ad network to reach riders who regularly use smartphones in planning their commutes.
buyer: Commuter Advertising
Commuter Advertising empowers advertisers to engage with consumers on the move at targeted locations and times through digital out-of-home transit media. CA broadcasts messages to commuters onboard vehicles around the nation. "
target: CommuteStream
CommuteStream connects businesses and brands with urban commuters. By partnering with local transit apps, they directly deliver highly targeted digital advertising to people who live and work in Chicago.
price ($mm)
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closed 2/16/2012 via Company Press Release

Opera Software, acquired 4th Screen Advertising Ltd.

synopsis: Opera Software announced that it has acquired 4th Screen Advertising, Ltd., to significantly expand its offering to advertisers and mobile publishers that engage consumers via the mobile web and applications, across all mobile platforms. Opera offers complete advertising solutions for mass-market feature phone and smartphone platforms.
buyer: Opera Software (OPERA:$255.45)
Opera is an industry leader in the development of Web browsers for the desktop, device and mobile markets. The web browsers are adapted to a wide range of platforms, operating systems and embedded Internet products including computers, tablets, mobiles and PDAs, various game consoles and more. "
target: 4th Screen Advertising Ltd.
4th Screen Advertising is one of the world's leading premium mobile advertising agencies. 4th Screen goes beyond just clicks, offering brands and advertisers engagement and rich media based mobile campaigns. Publisher clients include The Guardian, MTV, Global Radio, Shazam, and IMDb.
price ($mm)[EV]
$5.06 [$4.30]
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/5/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Ideon Media, acquired Cue Digital Media

synopsis: Ideon Media, a Toronto-based digital firm, has acquired Cue Digital Media, one of Canada’s leading online News, Sports & Entertainment, Female Lifestyle, Tech & Gaming media companies selling online integrated advertising opportunities, branded entertainment, sponsorships and partnerships to major agencies and Fortune 100 brands.
buyer: Ideon Media
Ideon Media is a Toronto-based digital firm that specializes in custom content programs created by its award-winning in-house editorial team, influencer programs, events, performance network, proprietary data, and analytics. "
target: Cue Digital Media
Cue Digital Media is one of Canada’s leading online News, Sports & Entertainment, Female Lifestyle, Tech & Gaming media companies selling online integrated advertising opportunities, branded entertainment, sponsorships and partnerships to major agencies and Fortune 100 brands.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/22/2018 via BNC Analysis

Arena Racing Company, acquired Vermantia

synopsis: Arena Racing Company (ARC), the largest racecourse operator in the UK, has acquired virtual sports content provider Vermantia. Based in Greece, Vermantia is a leader in omni-channel content solutions for lotteries, gaming and betting operators worldwide. Their platform, Vermantia CONNECT, provides virtual games, Live Sports and Racing content.
buyer: Arena Racing Company
Arena Racing Company (ARC) is the largest racecourse operator in the UK with its racecourses hosting racing on over 300 days a year. ARC hosts racing at all levels of the sport from Class 7 through to Group 1s. ARC also operates a hotel, spa resort and golf course. "
target: Vermantia
Based in Greece, Vermantia is a virtual sports content provider. Vermantia is a leader in omni-channel content solutions for lotteries, gaming and betting operators worldwide. Their platform, Vermantia CONNECT, provides a gaming portfolio comprised of virtual games, Live Sports and Racing content.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 3/22/2018 via BNC Analysis

KissKissBankBank & Co, acquired Goodeed SAS

synopsis: French crowdfunding specialist KissKissBankBank announced it has acquired a majority stake in the French start-up Goodeed, specializing in donations through the viewing of online advertising videos.
buyer parent: Le Groupe La Poste
buyer: KissKissBankBank & Co
KissKissBankBank & Co is one of the European leaders in crowd-funding. Through its three platforms, KissKissBankBank is currently the only player in Europe to develop its services in three crowd-funding segments, thereby providing appropriate solutions for a host of personal & professional projects."
target: Goodeed SAS
Goodeed, based in France, is a website that allows people to plant trees, send vaccines or offer meals for free by simply connecting to the Goodeed website and watching twenty seconds of entertaining ads.
price ($mm)
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closed 7/26/2017 via Company Press Release

Affinity Media SAS France merged with AdWanted,

synopsis: The international advertising agency Affinity Media SAS France and Adwanted, the leading offline advertising space market, decided to take a new direction in their development by merging the two companies under ADWANTED GROUP.
buyer: AdWanted
Adwanted is an international platform for programmatic offline advertising that claims global leadership in the nascent market of the "programmatic advertising transaction". In April 2017, Adwanted launched a new multilingual version of its platform, with improved design and user experience. "
target: Affinity Media SAS France
Affinity Media is the privileged link between quality international media and French advertisers. It is the exclusive partner of major online & offline media groups in Europe, Asia & America. It specializes in high-quality ads in the news, business & life style sectors targeting selected audiences.
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m-Wise, Inc.
m-Wise, Inc.
Founded in 2000, m-Wise has established itself as a leading international provider of enabling technologies for the mobile entertainment and marketing industries. m-Wise is the developer of the MOMA ("Mobile Originated Message Access") content management and service delivery platform.
year
2011
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Ticker: RUBI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Rubicon Project
The Rubicon Project
Rubicon Project is a leading technology company automating the buying and selling of advertising. Rubicon Project has engineered one of the largest real-time cloud and Big Data computing systems, processing trillions of transactions within milliseconds each month.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$149.36
EBITDA ($mm)
($4.43)
EBIT ($mm)
($31.05)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
409
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Ticker: TSXV:TLK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Frankly Media
Frankly Media
Frankly Media provides a complete suite of digital solutions for media companies to create, manage, distribute and monetize their content on all platforms maximizing audience engagement and revenue potential. The company is headquartered in New York with offices in Toronto and Atlanta.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$19.79
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.54)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.35)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: OM:EDGE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Edgeware AB
Edgeware is a global high-tech company that develops products that enable high-quality TV and video streaming. Edgeware’s solutions allows telecom and cable operators as well as broadcasters and content owners to securely and cost-efficiently make TV and video content available to their viewers.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$24.73
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.71)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.05)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
96
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Ticker: SEAC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SeaChange International
SeaChange International
Ranked among the top 250 software companies in the world, SeaChange International, Inc. enables transformative multiscreen video services through an open, cloud-based, intelligent software platform trusted by cable, telco and mobile operators globally.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$68.39
EBITDA ($mm)
($8.00)
EBIT ($mm)
($11.35)
Net Income ($mm)
$2.24
Employees
286
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Ticker: MMZ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mooter Media Limited
Mooter Media Limited
Mooter Media Limited develops and provides Internet advertising solutions for publishers and advertisers primarily in Australia.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$0.19
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.56)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.56)
Net Income ($mm)
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Ticker: UPLD
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Upland Software
Upland Software
Upland Software is a leading provider of cloud-based Enterprise Work Management software. Their applications enables users to manage their projects, professional workforce and IT investments, automate document-intensive business processes and engage with their customers, prospects and community.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$279.60
EBITDA ($mm)
$48.26
EBIT ($mm)
$2.27
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
832
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Ticker: ENXTPA:ALEZV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
EasyVista
EasyVista
EasyVista is a global software provider of intelligent service automation solutions for enterprise service management and self-help.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$50.10
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.62
EBIT ($mm)
$6.15
Net Income ($mm)
$4.53
Employees
216
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Ticker: PERI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Perion Network Ltd.
Perion Network Ltd.
Perion is a global performance-based media and Internet company, providing online publishers and app developers advanced technology and a variety of intelligent, data-driven solutions to monetize their application or content and expand their reach to larger audiences.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$273.65
EBITDA ($mm)
$22.36
EBIT ($mm)
$16.99
Net Income ($mm)
$13.00
Employees
399
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Ticker: LFGR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Demand Media, Inc.
Demand Media, Inc.
Demand Media, Inc. is a diversified media and technology company that connects individual content creators and artists to sizable consumer audiences across several large and growing lifestyle categories via eHow, LIVESTRONG.com, Cracked, Society6 and Saatchi Art.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$154.96
EBITDA ($mm)
($16.93)
EBIT ($mm)
($27.04)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
341
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Ticker: CYPXF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cyberplex Inc.
Cyberplex Inc.
Cyberplex Inc. leverages its proprietary affiliate network, robust advertising relationships and experience, along with technology design, development and solutions specialists to develop and implement web-based programs and solutions that have a proven record in delivering results.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$106.86
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.51)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.67)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
132
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Ticker: MARK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Remark Media, Inc.
Remark Media, Inc.
Remark Media, Inc. is a global digital media company focusing on the 18-year-old to 34-year-old. The company's primary operations consist of owning and operating digital media properties.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$75.39
EBITDA ($mm)
($30.39)
EBIT ($mm)
($41.44)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
333
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Ticker: NETE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net Element, Inc.
Net Element, Inc.
Net Element International is a global technology-driven group specializing in electronic commerce, mobile payments & transactional services. The company owns & operates a global mobile payments & transaction processing provider, TOT Group, as well as several popular content monetization verticals.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$45.96
EBITDA ($mm)
($8.54)
EBIT ($mm)
($9.96)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
152
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Ticker: AIM:DBOX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Digitalbox Group
Digitalbox Group
Digitalbox is a pure play digital media company whose brands include Entertainment Daily and The Daily Mash. Entertainment Daily’s mix of TV and celebrity news delivers millions of UK users every month. The Daily Mash is the UK’s leading satirical news site and a spin-off TV show.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$3.83
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.36
EBIT ($mm)
$1.15
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: FNCX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Function(X)
Function(X)
Function(x) Inc. is a diversified media and entertainment company. They operate Wetpaint.com, a online destination for entertainment news for millennial women and Rant, a digital publisher that publishes content in 13 different verticals, most notably in sports, entertainment, pets, cars and food.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$3.13
EBITDA ($mm)
($10.43)
EBIT ($mm)
($12.72)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
32
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Ticker: MXMI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Max Media Group
Max Media Group
Max Media Group, Inc. is a developer of online integrated digital publishing/distribution platforms for high-end internet consumer segments. Max Media's mission is to be the premier operator and developer of low cost high revenue online integrated publishing/interactive social networks.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$259.93
EBITDA ($mm)
$25.71
EBIT ($mm)
$19.22
Net Income ($mm)
$12.73
Employees
1892
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Ticker: ENXTPA:ALREW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ReWorld Media
ReWorld Media
Reworld Media is specialized in brand content and content commerce through the use of media brands. Founded in France in 2012, the group covers themes such as fashion, beauty, cooking, lifestyle and entertainment.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$198.39
EBITDA ($mm)
$12.44
EBIT ($mm)
$8.77
Net Income ($mm)
$7.67
Employees
453
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Ticker: OTCPK:ACGX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alliance Creative Group, Inc.
Alliance Creative Group, Inc.
Alliance Creative Group, Inc. is a full-service product-development agency that helps clients connect their products and services to their customers. ACG focuses on creative and design services, printing and packaging, brand and product development, fulfillment and logistics and transportation.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$15.62
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$0.32
Net Income ($mm)
$0.21
Employees
20
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Ticker: OM:TASTE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
203 Web Group AB
203 Web Group AB
203 Web Group is a digital media house headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. The concepts behind the products are language dependent, which means that they can be applied on a multinational level and are today represented on a few dozen markets spread out over five continents.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$6.05
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.22)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.74)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: OTCQB:MKGI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Monaker Group
Monaker Group
Monaker Group is a digital media marketing company focusing on lifestyle enrichment for consumers in the Travel, Home and Employment sectors. Core to its marketing services are key elements including proprietary video-centered technology and established partnerships that enhance its reach.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$0.45
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($5.89)
Net Income ($mm)
$3.76
Employees
8
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Ticker: CLKZ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Clicker, Inc.
Clicker, Inc.
Clicker, Inc. is a Web Publisher and Brand Builder focused on developing stand-alone Consumer Brands that incorporate Social Networking and Reward Properties that leverage content, commerce and advertising for the next generation global Internet user.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.34)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.35)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1
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Ticker: ATRN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Atrinsic
Atrinsic
Atrinsic is one of the leading digital advertising and marketing services companies in the United States. Atrinsic’s content is organized into four strategic content groups - digital music, casual games, interactive contests, and communities/lifestyles.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
$69.09
EBITDA ($mm)
($7.87)
EBIT ($mm)
($11.57)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
144
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Ticker: BSE:540704
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Matrimony.com
Matrimony.com
Based in India, Matrimony.com provides both matchmaking and marriage related services through websites, mobile sites and mobile apps and is also complemented by 140+ company-owned retail outlets. Its flagship matchmaking services are BharatMatrimony, EliteMatrimony and CommunityMatrimony.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$50.33
EBITDA ($mm)
$11.70
EBIT ($mm)
$10.03
Net Income ($mm)
$10.28
Employees
3955
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Ticker: XSAT:EVERY A
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Everysport Media Group AB
Everysport Media Group AB
Everysport Media Group AB (ESMG) is the fastest growing company in Sweden within the sports media and sports technology. They help clients communicate with target audiences in football, hockey, golf or tennis. ESMG owns, operates and sells for some of the top sports websites in each sport.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$10.12
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.27
EBIT ($mm)
($1.23)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
66
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