Like Avalon Books

closed 6/4/2012 via BusinessWire

Amazon.com, Inc., acquired Avalon Books

synopsis: Amazon.com, Inc. and Avalon Books announced that Amazon Publishing has acquired the publication rights from Avalon Books to over 3,000 backlist titles predominantly in the Romance, Mystery and Western categories. Avalon Books has long been a home to writers specializing in wholesome entertainment across popular genres.
buyer: Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN:$347,945.00)
Amazon.com, Inc., a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, seeks to be Earth's most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices. "
target: Avalon Books
Established in 1950 by Thomas Bouregy, Avalon Books has long been a home to writers specializing in wholesome entertainment across popular genres, such as Holly Jacobs, Carolyn Hughey and Carolyn Brown, whose book “The Ladies’ Room” was nominated for a 2012 RITA by the Romance Writers of America.
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closed 1/31/2021 via BNC Analysis

Turner Publishing Company, acquired Prospect Park Books LLC

synopsis: Turner Publishing Company announced its acquisition of Prospect Park Books of Altadena, California. Prospect Park Books is a general trade publisher focusing on fiction, mysteries, cooking/food, humor, and regional/gift titles. The acquisition comprises more than 100 existing titles and approximately 11 titles in the process of being published.
buyer: Turner Publishing Company
Founded in 1985, Turner Publishing Company is an award-winning independent publisher based in Nashville, Tennessee, that currently publishes more than 5,000 titles. It has been named five times to Publishers Weekly's Fastest Growing Publishers List. "
target: Prospect Park Books LLC
Prospect Park Books is a California native, publishing beautiful print and digital books with wit, creativity, and intelligence. They're a general trade publisher focusing on fiction, mysteries, cooking/food, humor, and regional/gift titles.
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announced 1/20/2021 via BusinessWire

Naver Corporation, will acquire Wattpad

synopsis: Wattpad, the global multi-platform entertainment company for original stories and leading social storytelling platform, is to be acquired by Naver, South Korea’s internet conglomerate and home of WEBTOON™, a leading global digital comics platform.
buyer: Naver Corporation (KOSE:A035420:$6,533.26)
Naver Corporation is an Internet content service operator headquartered in Seongnam, South Korea. It operates the Naver search portal and Hangame gaming services. Its spinoff companies in Japan operate the Line messaging service in addition to offering Japanese versions of Naver and Hangame. "
target: Wattpad
Wattpad’s vision is to entertain and connect the world through stories. Wattpad’s flagship app is a leading social storytelling platform, home to a community of more than 90 million people who spend over 23 billion minutes a month engaged in original stories.
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closed 10/9/2019 via BNC Analysis

Vesuvian Media Group, acquired Black Spot Books

synopsis: Vesuvian Media Group, a Los Angeles–based books-to-film multimedia company, has acquired Black Spot Books, a small-press publisher specializing in speculative fiction that has released about 12 titles of speculative fiction with another dozen in the publishing pipeline.
buyer: Vesuvian Media Group
Vesuvian Media Group is a books-to-film multimedia corporation dedicated to creating quality entertainment across literary and visual arts. Through the divisions of Vesuvian Books and Vesuvian Entertainment, VMG provides Hollywood unparalleled access to high quality content and talent. "
target: Black Spot Books
Black Spot Books is a small-press publisher specializing in speculative fiction. They aim to release books monthly and their books include Peril in the Old Country by Sam Hooker and And Then There Were Crows by Alcy Leyva.
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closed 9/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Iron Stream Media, acquired Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas LLC

synopsis: Iron Stream Media, a Christian publisher, has acquired Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas (LPC Books), a traditional, royalty-paying publisher of fiction and nonfiction titles. LPC Books works with Christian Devotions Ministries to produce truth-filled books. Their books range from romance and suspense to westerns and Christian nonfiction.
buyer: Iron Stream Media
Iron Stream Media is a Christian publisher. The company provides a variety of solutions for churches, missionaries, and nonprofits that include Bible study curriculum, Christian book publishing, and more. Their brands include New Hope Publishers, Iron Stream Books, Ascender Books, and New Hope Kidz."
target: Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas LLC
Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas (LPC Books) is a traditional, royalty-paying publisher of fiction and nonfiction titles. LPC Books works with Christian Devotions Ministries to produce truth-filled books. Their books range from romance and suspense to westerns and Christian nonfiction.
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closed 3/20/2019 via Publishers Weekly

Rowman & Littlefield, acquired McBooks Press

synopsis: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group has acquired McBooks Press of Ithaca, N.Y. McBooks’ extensive list of publications features genres of historical fiction, particularly naval and military fiction, nonfiction, healthy living and sports.
buyer: Rowman & Littlefield
Rowman & Littlefield is a leading independent publisher. They focus on academic publishing in the humanities and social sciences, government and official data, and educational publishing. In addition to print publishing they also specialize in creating e-book editions. "
target: McBooks Press
McBooks Press has been publishing books independently for over 30 years. McBooks’ extensive list of publications features genres of historical fiction, particularly naval and military fiction, nonfiction, healthy living and sports. Most of their titles are also available as e-books.
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closed 1/18/2019 via Company Press Release

Histria Books, acquired Addison & Highsmith Publishers

synopsis: Histria Books, a company that publishes general interest books, fiction and literature, and children’s books, as well as scholarly books in broad range of categories, has acquired Addison & Highsmith Publishers, an adult fiction publishing company, dedicated to historical fiction, science fiction, detective novels and other categories of fiction.
buyer: Histria Books
Histria Books publishes general interest books, fiction and literature, and children’s books, as well as scholarly books in broad range of categories. Originally established as an academic publishing house, Histria Books is now an independent publishing house. "
target: Addison & Highsmith Publishers
Addison & Highsmith Publishers is an adult fiction publishing company whose title catalogue include the works of best-selling author, S.P. Grogan. They are dedicated to works of adult fiction, including historical fiction, science fiction, detective novels and other categories of fiction.
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closed 9/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

Norstedts Förlagsgrupp AB, acquired Printz Publishing AB

synopsis: Norstedts Publishers, Sweden's oldest publishing house, has acquired Printz Publishing, a Swedish publisher. Printz Publishing mainly publishes fiction books that are well-written and smart feel-good novels with a touch of black humor. They also offer lifestyle books, cookbooks, biographies, and books about interior design.
buyer parent: Storytel AB
buyer: Norstedts Förlagsgrupp AB (XSAT:STORY B:$46.02)
Founded in 1823, Norstedts is Sweden's oldest publishing house. The publishing program comprises fiction, non-fiction, academic, reference books and dictionaries. Norstedts comprises the imprints Rabén & Sjögren, B. Wahlströms, Massolit and Norstedts Kartor. "
target: Printz Publishing AB
Founded in 2010, Printz Publishing is a Swedish publisher. The company mainly publishes fiction books that are well-written and smart feel-good novels with a touch of black humor. Printz also offers non-fiction books such as lifestyle books, cookbooks, biographies, and books about interior design.
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closed 9/20/2017 via BNC Analysis

Canongate Books Limited, acquired Severn House Publishers Limited

synopsis: Canongate has acquired Severn House Publishers, a specialist fiction publisher founded in 1974. Severn House is a vibrant independent publishing house that produces a broad range of titles, from Crime & Mystery, Thrillers and Romance, to Sagas, General and Historical fiction.
buyer: Canongate Books Limited
Canongate is an independent publisher. Since 1973 they’ve worked to unearth and amplify the most vital, innovative voices they can find, wherever they come from, and they’ve published all kinds of books – thoughtful, upsetting, gripping, beatific, vulgar, chaste, unrepentant, and life-changing. "
target: Severn House Publishers Limited
Severn House is a vibrant independent publishing house, which produces a broad range of titles, from Crime & Mystery, Thrillers and Romance, to Sagas, General and Historical fiction. Founded as a publisher of hardback fiction, they now produce titles in all formats, including eBooks and large print.
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closed 8/1/2017 via Company Press Release

JP/Politiken Forlag, acquired Hr. Ferdinand

synopsis: As of August 1, 2017, JP/Politiken Forlag acquired the publishing house Hr. Ferdinand and the two subsidiaries Don Max and C&K. They’ve specialized in translated literature with authors such as Dan Brown, Elena Ferrante, Stephen King, Alaa Al-Aswany, and Lena Dunham.
buyer parent: JP/Politikens Hus A/S
buyer: JP/Politiken Forlag
JP/Politikens Forlag was founded in 1946 and one of Denmark's largest publishers with an annual tradition of developing books, both in print and digital, in collaboration with academically acclaimed authors. JP/Politikens Forlag is part of JP/Politikens Hus A/S. "
target: Hr. Ferdinand
Hr. Ferdinand also consists of the subsidiaries C&K and Don Max. All three houses exclusively publish translated fiction with authors such as Dan Brown, Elena Ferrante, Stephen King, Alaa Al-Aswany, and Lena Dunham. Hr. Ferdinand, C&K and Don Max have an attractive portfolio of high quality titles.
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closed 3/29/2017 via Company Press Release

Hachette UK, acquired Bookouture

synopsis: Hachette UK, the second largest publisher in the UK, has acquired Bookouture, a fast-growing digital publisher of commercial fiction. With a growing reputation for bestsellers and millions of copies sold each year, they're aiming to set the benchmark for digital publishing.
buyer parent: Lagardère SCA
buyer: Hachette UK
Hachette UK is a leading UK trade publishing group. The group is made up of several publishing companies and imprints including Headline Publishing Group, Hodder & Stoughton, John Murray, Quercus Books, Orion Publishing Group, Octopus Publishing Group, Hachette Children's Books, and more. "
target: Bookouture
Bookouture is a fast-growing digital publisher of commercial fiction. With a growing reputation for bestsellers and millions of copies sold each year, they're aiming to set the benchmark for digital publishing.
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closed 5/25/2016 via BNC Analysis

Canelo, acquired Frisch & Co.

synopsis: Canelo has acquired Berlin-based translated fiction publisher Frisch & Co. Digital publisher Frisch & Co. will become wholly-owned by Canelo as an imprint of the digital publisher. Founded in 2012 by American publisher EJ van Lanen and based in Berlin, the company has published 13 books in translation.
buyer: Canelo
Canelo is a digital publisher, dedicated to finding the most exciting fiction and non-fiction for release as ebooks, apps and on the web. "
target: Frisch & Co.
Frisch & Co. Electronic Books is a Berlin-based ebook company that focuses on publishing contemporary fiction in English-language translation. Frisch & Co. seeks to bring innovative and original writing into English for a worldwide audience.
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closed 11/13/2014 via BNC Analysis

Vook, Inc., acquired Coliloquy, LLC

synopsis: Vook, Inc. is pleased to announce it is acquiring the publishing arm of Coliloquy, a Palo Alto-based digital publisher of enhanced and interactive ebooks and apps. They pioneered the creation of interactive, reader-driven narratives on the Kindle E Ink platform, eventually publishing over 30 titles across all ebook and mobile platforms.
buyer: Vook, Inc.
Vook, Inc. operates as a publisher of ebooks. It also offers service for distributing the ebooks globally. The company was founded in 2009 and is based in New York, New York. "
target: Coliloquy, LLC
Coliloquy is a digital publisher of active fiction, specializing in reader engagement and serial storytelling. They leverage advances in technology to create groundbreaking new forms of digital fiction.
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announced 3/25/2014 via Wall Street Journal

Hodder & Stoughton General Publishing, will acquire Quercus

synopsis: Hodder, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hachette UK has made an offer to acquire Quercus. Quercus specializes in commercial fiction, non-fiction and children’s publishing in digital and print formats and incorporates the prestigious MacLehose Press, Jo Fletcher Books and Heron Books imprints.
buyer parent: Lagardère SCA
buyer: Hodder & Stoughton General Publishing
Hodder & Stoughton is a major publisher. They publish a wide range of fiction and non-fiction titles and are renowned for passion, quality and delivering bestselling commercial books in many different formats. "
target: Quercus
Quercus specializes in commercial fiction, non-fiction and children’s publishing in digital and print formats and incorporates the prestigious MacLehose Press, Jo Fletcher Books and Heron Books imprints.
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closed 9/18/2013 via Publishers Weekly

Start Publishing, acquired Salvo Press

synopsis: Start Publishing, the publishing division of Start Media, has purchased Salvo Press, an independent house specializing in science fiction, fantasy and horror.
buyer parent: Start Media, LLC
buyer: Start Publishing
Start Publishing, LLC is a New York based publishing company that specializes in the publishing and marketing of eBooks. They have amassed roughly 1300 titles in the Start Publishing catalogue. "
target: Salvo Press
Salvo Press was founded in 1998 by Scott Schmit, the pen name of thriller author Trevor Scott, author of the popular Jake Adams International Espionage thriller series. Salvo Press currently has about 57 titles.
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closed 7/20/2012 via Company Press Release

Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., acquired Alloy Entertainment

synopsis: Time Warner Inc's Warner Bros. Television Group has purchased Alloy Entertainment, the producer of "Gossip Girl" and other youth-oriented shows. Alloy Entertainment a leading producer of youth-oriented content for books, television, film and digital online series.
buyer parent: Time Warner, Inc.
buyer: Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
The Warner Bros. Television Group oversees and grows the entire portfolio of Warner Bros.’ television businesses, including worldwide production, traditional and digital distribution, and broadcasting. "
target parent: ZelnickMedia Corp.
target: Alloy Entertainment
Alloy Entertainment is the producer of "Gossip Girl" and other youth-oriented television shows, films and books. Among the book series produced by the company are The Vampire Diaries, Gossip Girl, The Clique, The A-List, Pretty Little Liars, Private, The Nine Lives of Chloe King.
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closed 11/4/2020 via Company Press Release

Real World Co., Ltd, acquired Manga Tairiku

synopsis: Real World Co., Ltd. has taken over Manga Tairiku, which is a web media business based in Japan. Manga Tairiku provides an easy-to-understand lead to the official manga app / e-book site. Manga Tairiku has grown into a medium with about 6 million page views per month.
buyer: Real World Co., Ltd (TSE:3691:$6.82)
Based in Japan, Real World Co., Ltd. provides crowd-sourcing services that allows people to work without restrictions on time, place, age, gender, and experience. The company also operates point services and point exchange services to cash or electronic money. "
target: Manga Tairiku
Manga Tairiku business is a web media business based in Japan. Manga Tairiku provides an easy-to-understand lead to the official manga app / e-book site. Manga Tairiku has grown into a medium with about 6 million page views per month.
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closed 9/18/2020 via gamesindustry.biz

Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc., acquired Reflector Entertainment

synopsis: Bandai Namco Entertainment, a Japanese multinational video game developer and publisher, has acquired Reflector Entertainment, a transmedia company in Canada. Reflector creates universes that tell stories across multiple platforms. Their first product, Unknown 9, is a paranormal mystery that unfolds across novels, comics, podcasts and video games.
buyer parent: BANDAI NAMCO Holdings, Inc.
buyer: Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc.
Bandai Namco Entertainment is a Japanese multinational video game developer and publisher. Bandai Namco publishes and develops games for all major video game consoles, iOS, Android, and online platforms. Their top video game franchises include PAC-MAN, Tekken, Galaga, Ace Combat, and more. "
target: Reflector Entertainment
Reflector Entertainment is a transmedia company in Canada. Reflector creates expanding universes that tell stories across multiple platforms. Their first product, Unknown 9, is a paranormal mystery that unfolds across a wide variety of platforms, including novels, comics, podcasts and video games.
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closed 9/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Totally Entwined Group Limited, acquired Totally Entwined Group Limited

synopsis: The co-founders of Totally Entwined Group have acquired the company back from Bonnier Books UK, a major UK publisher. Totally Entwined is a romance fiction publisher based in the UK. Totally Entwined publishes 150 titles per year across three imprints, Totally Bound Publishing, Pride Publishing and Finch Books.
buyer: Totally Entwined Group Limited
Totally Entwined Group is a romance fiction publisher based in the UK. Totally Entwined publishes 150 titles per year across three imprints, romance brand Totally Bound Publishing, LGBTQI fiction-focused Pride Publishing and young adult specialist Finch Books. "
target parent: Bonnier AB
target: Totally Entwined Group Limited
Totally Entwined Group is a romance fiction publisher based in the UK. Totally Entwined publishes 150 titles per year across three imprints, romance brand Totally Bound Publishing, LGBTQI fiction-focused Pride Publishing and young adult specialist Finch Books.
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closed 12/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

Sourcebooks, acquired Poisoned Pen Press

synopsis: Sourcebooks has announced that it has acquired most of the assets of Poisoned Pen Press and that the award-winning crime and mystery publisher will become Sourcebooks' mystery imprint. Poisoned Press' award-winning mystery writers and commitment to excellence for readers set them apart.
buyer: Sourcebooks
Sourcebooks is an independent publishing house dedicated to sharing their passion for books in a wide variety of genres, including fiction, romance, children’s, young adult, college bound, parenting, memoir, and poetry. "
target: Poisoned Pen Press
Founded in 1997 by Robert Rosenwald (President and Founder), and Barbara Peters (Editor-in-Chief), Poisoned Pen Press is an independent publisher of mystery novels. Their award-winning mystery writers and commitment to excellence for readers set them apart.
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closed 6/4/2012 via BusinessWire

Amazon.com, Inc., acquired Avalon Books

synopsis: Amazon.com, Inc. and Avalon Books announced that Amazon Publishing has acquired the publication rights from Avalon Books to over 3,000 backlist titles predominantly in the Romance, Mystery and Western categories. Avalon Books has long been a home to writers specializing in wholesome entertainment across popular genres.
buyer: Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN:$347,945.00)
Amazon.com, Inc., a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, seeks to be Earth's most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices. "
target: Avalon Books
Established in 1950 by Thomas Bouregy, Avalon Books has long been a home to writers specializing in wholesome entertainment across popular genres, such as Holly Jacobs, Carolyn Hughey and Carolyn Brown, whose book “The Ladies’ Room” was nominated for a 2012 RITA by the Romance Writers of America.
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closed 1/22/2021 via BNC Analysis

Amazon.com, Inc., acquired Umbra

synopsis: Amazon has acquired Finnish software company Umbra, a graphics software technology company in Helsinki, Finland. Umbra specializes in occlusion culling, visibility solution technology and provides middleware for video games running on Windows, Linux, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, handheld consoles, iOS, Wii U and other platforms.
buyer: Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN:$347,945.00)
Amazon is a global ecommerce and technology company. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon. "
target: Umbra
Umbra is a graphics software technology company in Helsinki, Finland. Umbra specializes in occlusion culling, visibility solution technology and provides middleware for video games running on Windows, Linux, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, handheld consoles, iOS, Wii U and other platforms.
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announced 12/30/2020 via Bloomberg

Amazon.com, Inc., will acquire Wondery

synopsis: Amazon.com Inc. has agreed to acquire podcasting company Wondery, as the dominant audiobook purveyor moves to strengthen in another sound-based medium. The acquisition will expand the Amazon Music offering beyond music to meet consumer demands as listener habits evolve. Wondery is the largest independent podcast publisher in the world.
buyer: Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN:$347,945.00)
Amazon is a global ecommerce and technology company. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon. "
target: Wondery
Wondery is the largest independent podcast publisher in the world. Known for its immersive podcasts, Wondery has become the fastest network to join the Top 10 ranker by Podtrac, propelled by hit shows such as Dr. Death, Dirty John, American History Tellers, Business Wars, and The Shrink Next Door.
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closed 2/25/2020 via BNC Analysis

Amazon Web Services, Inc, acquired DataRow

synopsis: Amazon Web Services (AWS), the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform, has acquired DataRow, a web-based Amazon Redshift client. DataRow's flagship product is an SQL client built for Amazon Redshift and is aimed at data scientists, streamlining the process of creating charts and other visualizations from Redshift query data.
buyer parent: Amazon.com, Inc.
buyer: Amazon Web Services, Inc
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform. AWS offers over 175 fully featured services for computing, storage, databases, networking, analytics, robotics, mobile, security, and more, as well as application development, deployment, and management. "
target: DataRow
DataRow is a web-based Amazon Redshift client. The company's flagship product is a SQL client designed and built for Amazon Redshift and aimed at data scientists. The DataRow client streamlines the process of creating charts and other visualizations from Redshift query data.
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closed 10/23/2019 via MSNBC

Amazon.com, Inc., acquired Health Navigator

synopsis: Amazon, a company that strives to be Earth's most customer-centric company where people can find and discover virtually anything they want to buy online, acquired Health Navigator, a company that provides evidence-based digital health information content that advances patient and provider experience.
buyer: Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN:$347,945.00)
Amazon strives to be Earth's most customer-centric company where people can find and discover virtually anything they want to buy online. By giving customers more of what they want—low prices, vast selection, and convenience—Amazon continues to grow and evolve as a world-class e-commerce platform. "
target: Health Navigator
Health Navigator provides evidence-based digital health information content that advances patient and provider experience. It works with partners to provide tools that help with remote diagnoses, helping patients figure out whether to stay at home, see a doctor or go straight to the emergency room.
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closed 9/25/2019 via Reuters

Amazon.com, Inc., acquired INLT Inc.

synopsis: Amazon.com Inc, a company that strives to be Earth's most customer-centric company where people can find and discover virtually anything they want to buy online, has acquired INLT, a company that makes software for sellers to manage costs and customs clearance of cross-border shipments.
buyer: Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN:$347,945.00)
Amazon strives to be Earth's most customer-centric company where people can find and discover virtually anything they want to buy online. By giving customers more of what they want—low prices, vast selection, and convenience—Amazon continues to grow and evolve as a world-class e-commerce platform. "
target: INLT Inc.
INLT makes software for sellers to manage costs and customs clearance of cross-border shipments. Their platform seamlessly introduces all the functions of a regular customer broker and more, providing importers a cost-effective solution to optimize their supply chain.
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closed 9/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Twitch Interactive, Inc., acquired IGDB

synopsis: Twitch, an Amazon-owned company that specializes in video game live streams and has been instrumental in popularizing "e-sports", has acquired IGDB, the Internet Games Database, a Swedish website dedicated to combining all the relevant information about games into a comprehensive resource for gamers everywhere.
buyer parent: Amazon.com, Inc.
buyer: Twitch Interactive, Inc.
Twitch specializes in video game live streams and has been instrumental in popularizing "e-sports", a form of competitive gaming and spectator event in which users play each other for cash prizes. It has millions of users who mainly use it to watch others play video games. "
target: IGDB
Headquartered in Sweden, IGDB is a website dedicated to combining all the relevant information about games into a comprehensive resource for gamers. The site includes useful information for every game, like the genre, platforms supported, description, reviews, release dates, characters and more.
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closed 6/19/2019 via BNC Analysis

Twitch Interactive, Inc., acquired Bebo, Inc.

synopsis: Twitch, an Amazon company that specializes in video game live streams and has been instrumental in popularizing "e-sports", has acquired Bebo, a company that started out at as a social media network, but evolved into building applications and now hosting e-sport leagues and tournaments.
buyer parent: Amazon.com, Inc.
buyer: Twitch Interactive, Inc.
Owned by Amazon, Twitch specializes in video game live streams and has been instrumental in popularizing "e-sports", a form of competitive gaming and spectator event in which users play each other for cash prizes. It has millions of users who mainly use it to watch others play video games. "
target: Bebo, Inc.
Bebo started out at as a social media network, but evolved into building applications and now hosting e-sport leagues and tournaments. Bebo combines community, self-expression and entertainment to enable its users to consume, create, discover and share content.
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announced 5/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

Amazon.com, Inc., will purchase Ad Server and DCO Business from Sizmek Inc

synopsis: Amazon has agreed to buy part of ad tech company Sizmek, including its Ad Server and Dynamic Creative Optimization, which is a tool that helps personalize ads using data. Sizmek provides integrated solutions that enable data, media, and creativity to work together for optimal campaign performance.
buyer: Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN:$347,945.00)
Amazon strives to be Earth's most customer-centric company where people can find and discover virtually anything they want to buy online. By giving customers more of what they want—low prices, vast selection, and convenience—Amazon continues to grow and evolve as a world-class e-commerce platform. "
seller parent: Vector Capital
seller: Sizmek Inc (SZMK:$185.18)
The acquisition includes the Sizmek Ad Server and Sizmek Dynamic Creative Optimization (DCO), which is a tool that helps personalize ads using data. Sizmek provides integrated solutions that enable data, media, and creativity to work together for optimal campaign performance.
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Amazon Web Services, Inc, acquired TSO Logic

synopsis: Amazon Web Services, a secure cloud services platform to help businesses scale and grow, will be acquiring TSO Logic, a company that provides the industry's most accurate data-driven recommendations to right-size and right-cost compute, across all environments including cloud.
buyer parent: Amazon.com, Inc.
buyer: Amazon Web Services, Inc
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a secure cloud services platform, offering compute power, database storage, content delivery and other functionality to help businesses scale and grow. Customers use AWS cloud products and solutions to build applications with flexibility, scalability and reliability. "
target: TSO Logic
Based in Canada, TSO Logic provides the industry's most accurate data-driven recommendations to right-size and right-cost compute, across all environments. They show the actual performance, utilization and TCO of their customers' current environments and cloud alternatives.
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announced 12/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

FANDOM, will acquire Curse LLC

synopsis: Fandom, a global entertainment media brand, will acquire Curse from Twitch, the world’s leading live video platform and community for gamers. Curse is an online game portal and network of gaming websites. Curse empowers online gamers with premium resources and content. Their sites include Azurilland, Diablofans, Hearthpwn, MMO-Champion and more.
buyer: FANDOM
FANDOM is a global entertainment media brand, based in California, powered by fan passion. The fan-trusted source in entertainment, they provide a home to explore, contribute to, and celebrate the world of pop culture. "
target parent: Amazon.com, Inc.
target: Curse LLC
Curse is an online game portal and network of gaming websites. Curse empowers online gamers with premium resources and content. Their gaming websites include Azurilland, Diablofans, Hearthpwn, MMO-Champion and more. Their wiki hosting platform, Gamepedia, is dedicated to games and written by gamers.
price ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 12/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

Twitch Interactive, Inc., acquired Pursuit.gg

synopsis: Twitch, the world’s leading live video platform and community for gamers, has acquire Pursuit, formerly known as Revlo, which helps eSports streamers better connect, engage, and monetize their fan base. Revlo allows streamers to reward their loyal fans with recognition, merchandise, and interaction opportunities.
buyer parent: Amazon.com, Inc.
buyer: Twitch Interactive, Inc.
Twitch is the world’s leading live video platform and community for gamers where more than 60 million gather every month to watch and talk about video games with more than 1.1 million broadcasters. Twitch is the backbone of both live and on-demand video distribution for the video game ecosystem. "
target: Pursuit.gg
Based in Canada, Pursuit, formerly known as Revlo, helps eSports streamers better connect, engage, and monetize their fan base. Revlo allows streamers to reward their loyal fans with recognition, merchandise, and interaction opportunities.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/9/2019 via BNC Analysis

Amazon.com, Inc., acquired CloudEndure

synopsis: Amazon, a customer-centric company that people can find and discover anything they want to buy, has acquired CloudEndure, a company that provides business continuity solutions that prevent data loss and downtime. Their IT Resilience Suite for the Hybrid Cloud offers Disaster Recovery, Continuous Backup, and Live Migration.
buyer: Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN:$347,945.00)
Amazon strives to be Earth's most customer-centric company where people can find and discover virtually anything they want to buy online. By giving customers more of what they want—low prices, vast selection, and convenience—Amazon continues to grow and evolve as a world-class e-commerce platform. "
target: CloudEndure
CloudEndure provides business continuity solutions that prevent data loss and downtime. Their IT Resilience Suite for the Hybrid Cloud offers Disaster Recovery, Continuous Backup, and Live Migration of any application from any physical, virtual, or cloud-based source to any target infrastructure.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/29/2018 via BNC Analysis

Amazon.com, Inc., acquired Tapzo

synopsis: Amazon India's payments unit, Amazon Pay has acquired the Indian all-in-one services platform, Tapzo. This could be anything from finding best offers, deals & coupons, booking cabs/taxis & autos, ordering food, recharging prepaid mobile, and more.
buyer: Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN:$347,945.00)
Amazon strives to be Earth's most customer-centric company where people can find and discover virtually anything they want to buy online. By giving customers more of what they want—low prices, vast selection, and convenience—Amazon continues to grow and evolve as a world-class e-commerce platform. "
target: Tapzo
Tapzo is India's first all-in-one app. This could be anything from finding best offers, deals & coupons, booking cabs/taxis & autos, ordering food, recharging prepaid mobile & DTH, paying postpaid mobile bills, reading news, following & sharing trending, funny & viral stories.
price ($mm)
$40
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/28/2018 via BusinessWire

Amazon.com, Inc., will acquire PillPack

synopsis: Amazon and PillPack announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Amazon will acquire PillPack. PillPack is a pharmacy designed to provide the best possible customer experience in the U.S. for people who take multiple daily prescriptions.
buyer: Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN:$347,945.00)
Amazon strives to be Earth's most customer-centric company where people can find and discover virtually anything they want to buy online. By giving customers more of what they want—low prices, vast selection, and convenience—Amazon continues to grow and evolve as a world-class e-commerce platform. "
target: PillPack
PillPack is a pharmacy designed to provide the best possible experience for customers. For people who take multiple daily prescriptions, PillPack offers pre-sorted dose packaging, home delivery, and a commitment to customer service.
price ($mm)
$753
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/24/2018 via BNC Analysis

Amazon Web Services, Inc, acquired Sqrrl

synopsis: Amazon Web Services has acquired Sqrrl, a cybersecurity start-up that spun out of the National Security Agency. Sqrrl is award-winning software that enables security analysts to hunt and investigate advanced threats.
buyer parent: Amazon.com, Inc.
buyer: Amazon Web Services, Inc
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform. AWS offers over 100 fully featured services for compute, storage, databases, networking, analytics, machine learning and AI, IoT, mobile, security, application development and more. "
target: Sqrrl
Sqrrl is award-winning software that enables security analysts to hunt and investigate advanced threats. Sqrrl Enterprise is the industry-leading Threat Hunting Platform that unites link analysis, machine learning algorithms, and multi-petabyte scalability capabilities into an integrated solution.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/6/2017 via BNC Analysis

Souq.com, acquired Wing Delivery

synopsis: Souq has acquired Wing.ae, a UAE startup that is building out a network for Amazon Prime-style same-day and next-day deliveries for various e-commerce marketplaces (including Souq.com). Wing provides the most innovative mobile and web-based delivery app for businesses and individual consumers.
buyer parent: Amazon.com, Inc.
buyer: Souq.com
Dubai-based internet retailer Souq.com is one of the best-known names in the Middle East’s online shopping market. Souq.com, which sells consumer electronics, fashion, household items and other goods, lays claim on its website to being the largest e-commerce site in the Arab world. "
target: Wing Delivery
Wing is an on-demand logistics e-marketplace platform providing individuals and businesses with the efficient, fast and affordable delivery service currently in UAE. Wing serves a variety of sectors including e-commerce, retail, corporate segment and restaurants.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/20/2017 via BNC Analysis

Amazon.com, Inc., acquired Graphiq

synopsis: Amazon.com Inc. acquired a Santa Barbara data analysis and search engine start-up in to help improve its Alexa virtual assistant. Graphiq is a semantic technology company that instantly delivers deep insights from the world’s data.
buyer: Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN:$347,945.00)
Amazon strives to be Earth's most customer-centric company where people can find and discover virtually anything they want to buy online. By giving customers more of what they want—low prices, vast selection, and convenience—Amazon continues to grow and evolve as a world-class e-commerce platform. "
target: Graphiq
Graphiq is a semantic technology company that instantly delivers deep insights from the world’s data. Since 2009, the company has amassed the world's deepest knowledge graph, encompassing 500 collections, 1 billion entities, 250 billion data points and 25 billion curated relationships.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 7/8/2017 via BNC Analysis

Amazon.com, Inc., acquired GameSparks

synopsis: Amazon has acquired GameSparks, a Dublin and York based company that makes tools for video game developers. GameSparks targets titles hosted in Amazon’s vast cloud computing data centres, providing the basic background software to get video games online and start making money.
buyer: Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN:$347,945.00)
Amazon strives to be Earth's most customer-centric company where people can find and discover virtually anything they want to buy online. By giving customers more of what they want—low prices, vast selection, and convenience—Amazon continues to grow and evolve as a world-class e-commerce platform. "
target: GameSparks
GameSparks is a cloud-based platform for games developers to help them build the server-side features of their games and then manage their games as a service post launch. It provides developers with a single integrated tool to build server components without ever having to set up and run a server.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/3/2017 via BNC Analysis

Amazon.com, Inc., acquired Souq.com

synopsis: Amazon.com Inc has acquired Dubai-based internet retailer Souq.com, one of the best-known names in the Middle East’s online shopping market. Souq.com, which sells consumer electronics, fashion, household items and other goods, lays claim on its website to being the largest e-commerce site in the Arab world.
buyer: Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN:$347,945.00)
Amazon.com, Inc. is a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle. Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be Earth’s most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices. "
target: Souq.com
Dubai-based internet retailer Souq.com is one of the best-known names in the Middle East’s online shopping market. Souq.com, which sells consumer electronics, fashion, household items and other goods, lays claim on its website to being the largest e-commerce site in the Arab world.
price ($mm)
$586
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/15/2017 via BNC Analysis

Amazon Web Services, Inc, acquired Do.com

synopsis: Amazon has quietly made one more acquisition to build out the productivity services on its cloud platform AWS. The company has acquired Do.com, a startup that had built a platform to make meetings more productive by doing things like managing notes in preparation for them.
buyer parent: Amazon.com, Inc.
buyer: Amazon Web Services, Inc
Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides trusted, cloud-based solutions to help meet business needs. The AWS Cloud makes a broad set of services, partners, and support options easily available to help make sure that they can focus on what will make their solution a success. "
target: Do.com
Do helps people run productive meetings and is on a mission to make work something people love. They provide a powerful, easy to use tool for managing meetings. With Do, the conversation is thoughtfully structured, people are accountable, and the outcomes are documented and shared.
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announced 2/16/2021 via GlobeNewswire

CloudMD Software & Services Inc., will acquire VisionPros.com

synopsis: CloudMD Software & Services Inc., a telehealth company revolutionizing the delivery of healthcare to patients, has signed a binding term sheet to acquire VisionPros, a vertically integrated digital eyewear platform that has serviced almost 1 million unique customers across North America.
buyer: CloudMD Software & Services Inc. (CNSX:PHGI:$9.18)
CloudMD is digitizing the delivery of healthcare by providing a patient centric approach, with an emphasis on continuity of care. The Company offers SAAS based health technology solutions to healthcare providers across North America. "
target: VisionPros.com
VisionPros is a Canadian-based online eyecare platform providing contact lenses and eyeglasses to customers across North America. The company sells contact lenses and glasses through a number of websites, including visionpros.com and contactlensescanada.com.
price ($mm)
$47
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/3/2021 via BNC Analysis

BHG Group AB, acquired IP-Agency Finland Oy

synopsis: Sweden-based BHG Group AB has acquired 51 percent of IP Agency Finland Oy, a leading online company specialising in products for sports and leisure. IP Agency's products are made up of proprietary brands that are sold mainly in Finland, Sweden, Belgium, the DACH region, and the US.
buyer: BHG Group AB (OM:BHG:$1,068.32)
Sweden-based BHG is the number 1 consumer e-commerce company in the Nordics. With an ecosystem of online stores supported by physical destinations and services, BHG offers the market’s leading range of well-known brands, totaling close to 1 million unique products. "
target: IP-Agency Finland Oy
IP-Agency Finland Oy is an online professional consumer goods design, development, sourcing, and logistics company for major retailers in the Nordic region. They provide a wide range of products specializing in fitness and outdoor activities.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$22
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/3/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Mohawk Group, Inc., acquired Healing Solutions, LLC

synopsis: Mohawk Group Holdings, Inc., a technology-enabled consumer products company, has acquired the assets of e-commerce company Healing Solutions, LLC, a leading online seller of essential oils. With the acquisition, Mohawk enters the essential oils market which further diversifies its e-commerce portfolio of brands.
buyer: Mohawk Group, Inc.
Mohawk, together with its subsidiaries, is a technology-enabled consumer products company that uses machine learning, natural language processing, and data analytics to design, develop, market and sell products. Mohawk predominantly operates through online retail channels such as Amazon and Walmart."
target: Healing Solutions, LLC
Healing Solutions is a leading online seller of essential oils. The company partners with the world’s most renowned essential oil suppliers to provide its customers with a wide range of high-quality products without the high price tag that often accompanies them.
price ($mm)
$51
rev ($mm)
$65
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.8x
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/21/2021 via PR Newswire

Boyne Capital Partners, acquired CarCovers

synopsis: Boyne Capital has acquired a majority interest in CarCovers.com, a retail e-commerce company focused on vehicle covers and related vehicle protection products. With Boyne's support, CarCovers will continue to expand its product offerings and double down on its leading position in the direct-to-consumer vehicle protection category.
buyer: Boyne Capital Partners
Boyne Capital is a private equity firm focused on investments in lower middle market companies. Boyne has successfully invested in a broad range of industries, including healthcare services, agriculture, consumer products, niche manufacturing, and business & financial services among others. "
target: CarCovers
CarCovers is a retail e-commerce company focused on vehicle covers and related vehicle protection products. CarCovers offers a comprehensive suite of high-quality, form-fitting products tailored to a wide range of vehicle types and applications.
price ($mm)
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closed 1/6/2021 via BNC Analysis

Paws Holdings, acquired Fetch UK

synopsis: Paws Holdings, Europe's leading pet wellbeing group, has acquired Fetch from Ocado Retail, one of the largest online grocery retailers in the UK. Fetch is an online pet store in the UK. Fetch offers a huge range of specialist and everyday pet essentials for dogs, cats, small animals, birds and fish.
buyer: Paws Holdings
Paws Holdings is Europe's leading pet wellbeing group. Paws Holdings owns and operates online pet stores in the UK, France, Germany, Austria and the Netherlands. Their brands include Pet-Supermarket, MedicAnimal, Paws, and PetMeds. "
target parent: Ocado Retail
target: Fetch UK
Fetch is an online pet store in the UK. Fetch offers a huge range of specialist and everyday pet essentials for dogs, cats, small animals, birds and fish. They stock thousands of products from over a hundred brands, including food, treats, collars, veterinary medicine, toys, and more.
price ($mm)
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closed 1/5/2021 via BusinessWire

Central Garden, acquired DoMyOwn.com

synopsis: Central Garden & Pet, a market leader in the Garden and Pet industries, announced that it has acquired DoMyOwn.com, a leading and fast-growing online retailer of professional-grade control products in the United States.
buyer: Central Garden (CENT:$2,695.51)
Central Garden & Pet Company is a leading producer of consumer garden and pet products, including a broadening array of the Company’s own proprietary branded products. Through a portfolio of more than a dozen leading brands. "
target: DoMyOwn.com
DoMyOwn.com is a family-owned company that was started by two brothers in 2004, and is now one of the largest and fastest growing online retailers of professional do-it-yourself pest control, lawn care, gardening, animal and pet care, and equipment products in the United States.
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announced 12/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

The Hut Group Ltd., will acquire DermStore Beauty Group

synopsis: THG Holdings Ltd., a British ecommerce operator that sells beauty and nutrition products, agreed to buy Dermstore LLC, an online beauty product retailer, as it expands its reach in the U.S. THG is acquiring the retailer of high-end skincare and specialty beauty brands from Target Corp.
buyer: The Hut Group Ltd. (LSE:THG:$1,552.03)
THG, based in England, has grown from a start-up business to a global digital commerce group, fast becoming one of the world’s leading beauty and wellbeing online retail organizations. Founded by Matthew Moulding in 2004, THG operates more than 160 websites that sell products across 140 markets. "
target parent: Target Corporation
target: DermStore Beauty Group
DermStore Beauty Group is an El Segundo, California-based online beauty product retailer with 75 employees. DermStore’s primary website is DermStore.com, an e-commerce site that sells about 26,000 different skin care beauty products from 750 brands.
price ($mm)
$350
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 12/30/2020 via Company Press Release

Story House Egmont, will acquire Royal Design Group AB

synopsis: UK-based Story House Egmont will acquire Royal Design Group AB, a Swedish e-commerce company that operates the RoyalDesign and Rum21 brands, from Verdane and equity. The acquisition allows the Egmont group to expand its position in the Nordic e-commerce market.
buyer parent: Egmont Foundation
buyer: Story House Egmont
UK-based Story House Egmont is a market-leading publisher with a large range of home and interior magazines in the Nordic countries. Beside a portfolio of e-commerce companies, Story House Egmont also owns a series of agencies in the Nordic countries. "
target parent: Verdane Capital
target: Royal Design Group AB
Royal Design Group is the leading e-commerce actor of the Nordic countries within design, furniture, home, and interior. The company is represented online in 14 different geographical markets under the brands RoyalDesign and Rum21.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 12/3/2020 via BNC Analysis

Kogan Australia Pty. Ltd., acquired Mighty Ape Limited

synopsis: Kogan.com (KGN) has acquired 100 per cent of the capital in New Zealand online retailer Mighty Ape.Mighty Ape is one of New Zealand's longest-running online retailers with more than 690,000 unique customers and over 895,000 subscribers.
buyer: Kogan Australia Pty. Ltd. (ASX:KGN:$369.15)
Kogan.com is Australia’s largest online retailer. They pride themselves on selling the best products for the lowest prices. Kogan.com is best known for their impressive range of electronics such as TVs, tablets and phones, but they have an ever-growing range of products in other categories as well. "
target: Mighty Ape Limited
Mighty Ape is one of New Zealand's largest online retailer by transactions, with over 400,00 products available across 16 different departments including movies, games and toys.
price ($mm)
$90
rev ($mm)
$88
EBITDA ($mm)
$7
EV / rev
1.0x
EV / EBITDA
12.4x
closed 12/28/2020 via BusinessWire

FedEx, acquired ShopRunner, Inc.

synopsis: FedEx Corp., an American multinational delivery services company, announced that it has acquired ShopRunner, the e-commerce platform that connects online shoppers with their favorite merchants and brands.
buyer: FedEx (FDX:$71,490.00)
FedEx provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce, and business services. They offer integrated business solutions through operating companies competing collectively, operating collaboratively and innovating under the respected FedEx brand. "
target parent: Kynetic
target: ShopRunner, Inc.
As the premier e-commerce platform, ShopRunner offers its members free two-day shipping, free returns, and member-exclusive discounts, and seamless checkout.
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announced 11/25/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Ahold Delhaize, will acquire FreshDirect LLC

synopsis: Ahold Delhaize, one of the world’s largest food retail groups, will acquire a majority stake in FreshDirect, a leading online fresh food grocer in the US. FreshDirect delivers premium quality products directly to the doors of customers in the New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington DC metropolitan areas.
buyer: Ahold Delhaize (AHODF:$70,766.37)
Ahold Delhaize is one of the world’s largest food retail groups, a leader in supermarkets and e-commerce, and a company at the forefront of sustainable retailing. Their family of great local brands serves more than 50 million shoppers each week in the United States, Europe and Indonesia. "
target: FreshDirect LLC
FreshDirect is a leading online fresh food grocer in the US. FreshDirect delivers premium quality products directly to the doors of customers in the New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington DC metropolitan areas. They offer fruits, vegetables, meat and poultry, seafood, prepared foods and more.
price ($mm)
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announced 10/29/2020 via PR Newswire

LivexLive Media, will acquire Custom Personalization Solutions, LLC

synopsis: LiveXLive Media, Inc., a global platform for livestream and on-demand audio, video and podcast content in music, comedy and pop culture, is to acquire 100% of the membership interests of Custom Personalization Solutions, LLC, a group of fast-growing web-oriented businesses specializing in the merchandise personalization industry.
buyer: LivexLive Media (OTCPK:LIVX:$39.67)
LiveXLive is a global digital media company focused on live entertainment. LiveXLive is the first 'live social music network', delivering premium livestreams, digital audio and on-demand music experiences from the world's top music festivals and concerts. "
target: Custom Personalization Solutions, LLC
Founded in 2012 and headquartered in Addison, IL, Custom Personalization Solutions, LLC is a group of fast-growing web-oriented businesses specializing in the merchandise personalization industry. Their brands include Personalized Planet, Limoges Jewelry, and TV’s Toy Box.
price ($mm)
$6.00
rev ($mm)
$19
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.3x
EV / EBITDA
announced 10/25/2020 via BNC Analysis

Funtastic, will acquire Hobby Warehouse

synopsis: Funtastic, one of Australia's biggest and most successful toy distributors, will acquire Hobby Warehouse Group, Australia's largest online hobby shop. Hobby Warehouse offers over 2,000 products that cover hundreds of interests and hobbies. Their range of products include craft kits, paints, drones, model kits, dolls, skateboards and more.
buyer: Funtastic (ASX:FUN:$17.57)
Funtastic is one of Australia's biggest and most successful toy distributors. Funtastic creates, develops and sells innovative brands that enrich lifestyles around the world. In addition to toys the company also manufactures and distributes homewares, apparel, sporting goods and confectionery. "
target: Hobby Warehouse
Hobby Warehouse is Australia's largest online hobby shop. Hobby Warehouse offers over 2,000 products that cover hundreds of interests and hobbies. Their range of products include craft kits, 3D printing, paints, drones, model kits, dolls, telescopes, skateboards, trading cards and more.
price ($mm)
$23
rev ($mm)
$20
EBITDA ($mm)
$0
EV / rev
1.1x
EV / EBITDA
64.8x
closed 10/14/2020 via PR Newswire

CriticalPoint Capital, acquired Shoes.com

synopsis: CriticalPoint Capital, LLC has completed the acquisition of Shoes.com from Walmart, Inc. Shoes.com is a leading online retailer of footwear, apparel, and accessories, in the U.S. and internationally, offering a broad assortment of the best brands spanning athletic to casual for women, men, and children.
buyer: CriticalPoint Capital
CriticalPoint Capital is a private investment firm based in Manhattan Beach, CA. The firm is focused on acquiring companies with long-term value creation opportunities and partnering with management teams that can benefit from patient capital and a thoughtful approach to growth. "
target parent: Walmart
target: Shoes.com
Shoes.com is a leading online footwear, clothing, and accessories retailer and was one of the first eCommerce companies to sell footwear online. The company carries hundreds of top brands, helping every person find the best pair of shoes through easy, accessible, expert-guided shopping.
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closed 10/1/2020 via BusinessWire

Brand Velocity Partners LLC, acquired BBQGuys

synopsis: Brand Velocity Partners (“BVP”), an independent sponsor focused on acquiring and growing branded consumer-facing businesses that benefit from deep in-house marketing resources, has acquired BBQGuys, the largest e-commerce platform of higher-end barbeque grills, grilling accessories, and outdoor kitchen products.
buyer: Brand Velocity Partners LLC
Brand Velocity Partners is a private equity firm focused on acquiring lower-middle market consumer businesses in search of marketing muscle. BVP sets itself apart by providing best-in-class marketing resources and relationships to propel its portfolio companies to the next level of growth and value."
target: BBQGuys
BBQGuys is the parent company of BBQGuys.com, the largest e-commerce platform of higher-end grills, grilling accessories, and outdoor kitchen products. The firm is evolving into a “backyard” lifestyle brand with other outdoor living products such as refrigeration, fireplaces, and furniture.
price ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
announced 9/24/2020 via PR Newswire

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., will acquire 1-800-Contacts Inc.

synopsis: 1-800 Contacts, the largest retailer of contact lenses in the U.S., announced a definitive agreement under which global investment firm KKR will acquire the company from AEA Investors. 1-800 Contacts offers all of the most popular brands of contact lenses at competitive prices while delivering exceptional customer service.
buyer: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR:$4,715.61)
KKR is a leading global investment firm that manages multiple alternative asset classes, including private equity, growth equity, energy, infrastructure, real estate and credit, with strategic manager partnerships that manage hedge funds. "
target parent: AEA Investors LP
target: 1-800-Contacts Inc. (CTAC:$212.00)
1-800 Contacts is the largest retailer of contact lenses in the United States and is dedicated to making it easier for consumers to purchase contact lenses. 1-800 Contacts offers all of the most popular brands of contact lenses at competitive prices while delivering exceptional customer service.
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closed 9/17/2020 via PR Newswire

Entro Marketing Pty Limited, acquired Back To Sport

synopsis: Entro Marketing Pty Limited, owner of BodyHeal, an online retailer for sports injury supplies, has acquired Back To Sport, an online shop focusing on physiotherapy and rehabilitation supplies that help athletes and sports people to prevent and recover from most sport injuries. Both companies are based in Australia.
buyer: Entro Marketing Pty Limited
Entro Marketing Pty Limited is a family-owned company and are experts in the world of sports injury supplies. It is also the owner of BodyHeal, another online retailer for sports injury supplies. "
target: Back To Sport
Back To Sport is an online shop focusing on physiotherapy and rehabilitation supplies that help athletes and sports people to prevent and recover from most sport injuries. They are based in Australia.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/25/2020 via GlobeNewswire

MelodyVR, acquired Napster

synopsis: MelodyVR is acquiring Rhapsody International, which does business as Napster. Napster is the original music service, created by music lovers for music lovers. They have a huge catalog of over 40 million tracks, with new music added every day. You can play all the music you want, as often as you want.
buyer: MelodyVR
MelodyVR is the destination for music in virtual reality. From the side of the stage, to deep in the crowd, lose yourself in a world of live performances, wherever you are. "
target parent: RealNetworks, Inc.
target: Napster
Rhapsody International, dba Napster, is the original music service, created by music lovers for music lovers. They have a huge catalog of over 40 million tracks, with new music added every day. You can play all the music you want, as often as you want.
price ($mm)[EV]
$26 [$70]
rev ($mm)
$113
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.6x
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/19/2020 via Company Press Release

A.F. Blakemore & Son Ltd, acquired Veganstore.co.uk

synopsis: A.F. Blakemore & Son Ltd, a family-owned retail and wholesale distribution company in the UK, has acquired Veganstore.co.uk (Vegan Store), the UK’s first independent online retailer of vegan products. Vegan Store offers the best vegan products from around the globe. Their range of products include chocolate, mock meat, dairy alternatives and more.
buyer: A.F. Blakemore & Son Ltd
A.F. Blakemore & Son Ltd is a family-owned retail and wholesale distribution company in the UK. A.F. Blakemore operates 280 stores and serves more than 950 customers across England and Wales. Their wholesale division is a significant supplier to the independent grocery sector across the UK. "
target: Veganstore.co.uk
Veganstore.co.uk (Vegan Store) is the UK’s first independent online retailer of vegan products. Vegan Store offers the best vegan products from their network of partners around the globe. Their range of products include chocolate, coffee, mock meat, dairy alternatives, sauces, cakes and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
announced 8/13/2020 via BNC Analysis

Les Mousquetaires, will acquire Brico Privé

synopsis: Les Mousquetaires, a leading France-based retail group, will acquire a majority stake in Brico Privé, a French private sales site dedicated to DIY, gardening and home improvement. Brico Privé offers their members up to 80% off on products from leading brands such as Bosch Professional, Einhell, Grohe and more.
buyer: Les Mousquetaires
Les Mousquetaires is a leading France-based retail group. Les Mousquetaires operates 9 brands and almost 4,000 stores. They operate stores for groceries, home appliances, and automotive equipment and accessories. Their brands include Intermarché, Netto, Bricomarché, Brico Crash, Roady, and more. "
target: Brico Privé
Brico Privé is a French private sales site dedicated to DIY, gardening and home improvement. Brico Privé offers their members up to 80% off on products from leading brands such as Bosch Professional, Einhell, Grohe and more. Their products include power tools, heaters, sofas, lawn chairs, and more.
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Ticker: US:BVII
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Broadview Press Inc.
Broadview Press is an independent academic publisher with no affiliation to any larger publishing house or media conglomerate.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$20.46
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.25
EBIT ($mm)
($0.22)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
246
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Ticker: LSE:QRT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quarto Group
Quarto Group
Quarto Group is the leading global illustrated book publisher and distribution group. It operates through four distinct but complementary businesses - Quarto International Co-Editions Group; Quarto Publishing Group USA; Quarto Publishing Group UK and Books & Gifts Direct, Australia & New Zealand.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$182.17
EBITDA ($mm)
$18.40
EBIT ($mm)
$16.48
Net Income ($mm)
$8.87
Employees
438
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Americana Publishing
Albuquerque, N.M.-based Americana Publishing, Inc. is a vertically integrated media publisher and e-tailer. Americana Publishing, Inc. currently owns americanabooks.com. Americana Publishing owns and operates americanabooks.com, an Internet marketer of print, electronic and audio books.
year
2001
rev ($mm)
$2.45
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: DB:BST
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bastei Luebbe
Bastei Luebbe
Bastei Lübbe AG is a publically traded media company organised around its publishing venture. It publishes books, audio books, ebooks and digital products in both the literary and popular science genres, as well as serialised novels and puzzle magazines.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$77.74
EBITDA ($mm)
$17.85
EBIT ($mm)
($2.03)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
330
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Ticker: AMZN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Amazon.com, Inc.
Amazon.com, Inc.
Amazon.com, Inc. is a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle. Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be Earth’s most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$347,945.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$43,708.00
EBIT ($mm)
$19,905.00
Net Income ($mm)
$17,377.00
Employees
798000
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Ticker: JD
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
JD.com
JD.com
JD.com is China’s largest online retailer. JD.com offers products across every major category, including electronics, apparel, furnishings, FMCG, home appliances and more. Their unrivalled logistics network enables them to provide their customers with same and next-day delivery services.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$95,602.89
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,143.17
EBIT ($mm)
$1,299.07
Net Income ($mm)
$3,187.66
Employees
240000
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Ticker: TSE:4755
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rakuten Inc.
Rakuten Inc.
Rakuten, Inc. is one of the world's leading Internet services companies. They provide a variety of products and services for consumers and businesses, with a focus on e-commerce, finance, and digital content.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$13,427.32
EBITDA ($mm)
($313.71)
EBIT ($mm)
($1,689.94)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
20053
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Ticker: XTRA:ZAL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Zalando SE
Zalando is Europe's leading online fashion platform- offering a broad assortment of fashion for men, women and children. We carry over 1.500 brands and over 150.000 product choices for over 17 million customers in 15 countries.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$8,323.59
EBITDA ($mm)
$310.99
EBIT ($mm)
$209.21
Net Income ($mm)
$127.22
Employees
13744
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Ticker: SIFY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sify Limited
Sify Limited
Sify is among the largest Internet, network and e-Commerce services companies in India, offering end-to-end solutions with a comprehensive range of products delivered over a common Internet backbone infrastructure. This Internet backbone reaches 171 cities and towns in India.
year
2008
rev ($mm)
$6,006.22
EBITDA ($mm)
$198.53
EBIT ($mm)
($195.81)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: CNV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cnova N.V.
Cnova N.V.
Cnova N.V., one of the world’s largest e-Commerce companies, serves 15 million active customers via state-of-the-art retail websites: Cdiscount in France, Brazil, Colombia, Thailand, Vietnam, Ivory Coast, Senegal, Cameroon, Burkina Faso and Belgium; Extra.com.br, Pontofrio.com and Casasbahia.com.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$3,647.01
EBITDA ($mm)
($97.51)
EBIT ($mm)
($141.91)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5540
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Ticker: W
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wayfair LLC
Wayfair LLC
Wayfair is one of the world's largest online destinations for the home. With one of the world's largest online selections of furniture, home furnishings and décor, including more than seven million products from over 7,000 suppliers, Wayfair helps people find the perfect product at the right price.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$2,868.04
EBITDA ($mm)
($99.40)
EBIT ($mm)
($125.47)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3809
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Ticker: LSE:OCDO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ocado Retail
Ocado Retail
Ocado Retail is one of the largest online grocery retailers in the UK. Ocado Retail operates Ocado, the world’s largest dedicated online supermarket; and Ocado Zoom, a one-hour grocery delivery service. Ocado offers over 40,000 products to choose from, including yogurt, cheese, fruit, meat and more.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$2,670.74
EBITDA ($mm)
$81.98
EBIT ($mm)
$3.27
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
15152
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Ticker: OSTK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Overstock.com, Inc.
Overstock.com, Inc.
Overstock.com, Inc. is an online "closeout" retailer offering discount, brand-name merchandise for sale over the Internet. The company offers its customers an opportunity to shop for bargains conveniently, while offering its suppliers an alternative inventory liquidation distribution channel.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,757.65
EBITDA ($mm)
($82.01)
EBIT ($mm)
($98.72)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1800
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Ticker: LSE:THG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Hut Group Ltd.
The Hut Group Ltd.
THG, based in England, has grown from a start-up business to a global digital commerce group, fast becoming one of the world’s leading beauty and wellbeing online retail organizations. Founded by Matthew Moulding in 2004, THG operates more than 160 websites that sell products across 140 markets.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,552.03
EBITDA ($mm)
$75.46
EBIT ($mm)
$10.25
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
7000
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Ticker: BTOW3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
B2W Digital
B2W Digital
B2W Digital is the leading e-commerce company in Latin America. B2W Digital features the largest and most esteemed brands on the internet and offers more than 40 categories of products and services. Their portfolio of brands include Americanas.com, Submarino, Shoptime, and Sou Barato.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,529.18
EBITDA ($mm)
$15.77
EBIT ($mm)
($3.51)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
9052
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Ticker: VIPS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vipshop
Vipshop
Vipshop Holdings Ltd. retails branded products at discount over the Internet. The company retails through flash sales, in which limited quantities of an item are sold at deep discount for a specified period of time.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$1,345.28
EBITDA ($mm)
$36.59
EBIT ($mm)
$29.69
Net Income ($mm)
$33.25
Employees
5043
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Ticker: NYSE:SYX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Systemax Inc.
Systemax Inc.
Systemax Inc., a Fortune 1000 company, sells industrial and technology products through a system of branded e-Commerce websites, relationship marketers and retail stores in North America and Europe. The primary brands are Global Industrial, MISCO, Inmac Wstore and TigerDirect.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,318.10
EBITDA ($mm)
$84.20
EBIT ($mm)
$79.30
Net Income ($mm)
$73.50
Employees
1900
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Ticker: VRM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vroom, Inc.
Vroom, Inc.
Vroom is the hassle-free haggle-free way to buy and sell cars online. They help consumers save time, money (and their sanity!) by bringing all three aspects of the car buying process – buying, financing and selling – online in an easy, transparent and affordable way.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,307.46
EBITDA ($mm)
($153.41)
EBIT ($mm)
($158.13)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
800
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Ticker: FLWS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1-800-Flowers
1-800-Flowers
1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. operates as a florist and gift retailer in the United States. They primarily offer fresh-cut flowers, floral and fruit arrangements gourmet foods and gift baskets through telephone and online sales channels, retail flower shops, company-owned stores, and franchised stores.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,219.16
EBITDA ($mm)
$77.60
EBIT ($mm)
$46.94
Net Income ($mm)
$34.85
Employees
4785
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