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closed 8/29/2012 via BusinessWire

WhatRunsWhere, acquired Mobile Ad Spy

synopsis: WhatRunsWhere, a service that enables ad agencies and advertisers to track competitors’ online ad campaigns, now offers the same capabilities for the first time in the mobile market following the acquisition of UK-based startup Mobile Ad Spy.
buyer: WhatRunsWhere
WhatRunsWhere, a competitive intelligence service for online media buying, allows users to look up what advertisers are doing online: where they are running ads, from who they are buying inventory, and what exact ads they are using. "
target: Mobile Ad Spy
Mobile Ad Spy enables ad agencies and advertisers to track competitors’ online ad campaigns in the mobile market.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/23/2016 via PR Newswire

Pathmatics, acquired WhatRunsWhere

synopsis: Pathmatics, digital advertising’s leading competitive tracking platform, announced the complete acquisition of WhatRunsWhere.com (WRW). WRW delivers the precise intel that performance marketers need to monitor the competition’s placements and creatives across the mobile and desktop web.
buyer: Pathmatics
Pathmatics delivers ad intel scaled to the digital ecosystems of the larger advertiser, publisher and adtech player who require deeper insights including comprehensive ad spending and impression estimates, specific formats, and ad paths. "
target: WhatRunsWhere
WhatRunsWhere, a competitive intelligence service for online media buying, allows users to look up what advertisers are doing online: where they are running ads, from who they are buying inventory, and what exact ads they are using.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/14/2018 via PE Hub

Winmo, acquired RedBooks

synopsis: Northlane Capital Partners (NCP) announced that The List, a portfolio company of NCP, through its subsidiary Winmo, has acquired RedBooks. RedBooks provides competitive intelligence and prospecting data to media companies, advertising agencies, manufacturers, advertising services and suppliers, libraries and more.
buyer parent: Northlane Capital Partners
buyer: Winmo
Winmo is the leading B2B sales intelligence provider for the advertising industry. Taking the guess work out of prospecting, Winmo guides those who target national advertisers and their agencies to the right decision-makers, on the right accounts, at the precisely the right time. "
target: RedBooks
RedBooks provides competitive intelligence and prospecting data to media companies, advertising agencies, manufacturers, advertising services and suppliers, libraries and more. RedBooks monitors nearly 9,000 worldwide agency parent companies and over 4,400 U.S. publicly traded companies.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/9/2016 via BNC Analysis

Brunico Communications, purchased Marketing, CARD, and NLA from Rogers Media Inc.

synopsis: Brunico Communications announced that it has acquired certain assets relating to the marketing segment of Rogers Media‘s publication business, including Marketing, CARDonline (CARD) and the National List of Advertisers (NLA). Marketing is a magazine and conference for the advertising industry. CARD and NLA are databases for media buyers.
buyer: Brunico Communications
Brunico Communications is a business-to-business publishing and events company, serving the Canadian marketing and media community and the global entertainment industry. "
seller parent: Rogers Communications Inc.
seller: Rogers Media Inc.
Rogers Media's Marketing brand launched in 1908 and includes a quarterly magazine, online daily news and annual conferences and events for the advertising industry. CARD and NLA are databases designed to help media agencies and advertisers make informed media buying decisions.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 11/5/2013 via BusinessWire

Clarion Capital Partners, LLC, acquired SQAD, Inc.

synopsis: SQAD, the largest independent source in the US for TV, radio and digital cost analysis, announced that Clarion Capital Partners has completed an acquisition of the company. The partnership will allow SQAD to grow through refinement of existing products and an investment in data driven product development across new and existing verticals.
buyer: Clarion Capital Partners, LLC
Clarion Capital Partners, LLC is a private equity investment firm which seeks to make primarily control private equity investments in a diversified portfolio of middle-market companies. The firm focuses in industries such as Business, Healthcare, Financial, Consumer Products, Retail, and Media. "
target: SQAD, Inc.
SQAD is recognized as the industry standard media cost forecasting source for national TV. SQAD provides reliable media cost data to advertising agencies, media buying companies, advertisers, television and radio stations, cable companies, program syndicators and Internet publishers.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/9/2020 via BusinessWire

Kochava, acquired Thalamus, Inc.

synopsis: Kochava, a real-time data solutions company for omni-channel attribution and measurement, has acquired Thalamus, the largest research database of ad vendor data in the world. Thalamus is used by over 30,000 registered media buyers to research advertising opportunities, and discover new potential partners.
buyer: Kochava
Kochava is a real-time data solutions company offering omni-channel measurement and attribution solutions for data-driven marketers. Its Marketers Operating System empowers advertisers and publishers with a platform that integrates and manages customer identity, measurement, and data controls. "
target: Thalamus, Inc.
Thalamus is the largest research database of ad vendor data in the world. Thalamus is used by over 30,000 registered media buyers to research advertising opportunities, and discover new potential partners. Their database provides access to over 500,000 ad buyers and over 50,000 ad vendors.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/29/2012 via BusinessWire

WhatRunsWhere, acquired Mobile Ad Spy

synopsis: WhatRunsWhere, a service that enables ad agencies and advertisers to track competitors’ online ad campaigns, now offers the same capabilities for the first time in the mobile market following the acquisition of UK-based startup Mobile Ad Spy.
buyer: WhatRunsWhere
WhatRunsWhere, a competitive intelligence service for online media buying, allows users to look up what advertisers are doing online: where they are running ads, from who they are buying inventory, and what exact ads they are using. "
target: Mobile Ad Spy
Mobile Ad Spy enables ad agencies and advertisers to track competitors’ online ad campaigns in the mobile market.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/23/2016 via PR Newswire

Pathmatics, acquired WhatRunsWhere

synopsis: Pathmatics, digital advertising’s leading competitive tracking platform, announced the complete acquisition of WhatRunsWhere.com (WRW). WRW delivers the precise intel that performance marketers need to monitor the competition’s placements and creatives across the mobile and desktop web.
buyer: Pathmatics
Pathmatics delivers ad intel scaled to the digital ecosystems of the larger advertiser, publisher and adtech player who require deeper insights including comprehensive ad spending and impression estimates, specific formats, and ad paths. "
target: WhatRunsWhere
WhatRunsWhere, a competitive intelligence service for online media buying, allows users to look up what advertisers are doing online: where they are running ads, from who they are buying inventory, and what exact ads they are using.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/29/2012 via BusinessWire

WhatRunsWhere, acquired Mobile Ad Spy

synopsis: WhatRunsWhere, a service that enables ad agencies and advertisers to track competitors’ online ad campaigns, now offers the same capabilities for the first time in the mobile market following the acquisition of UK-based startup Mobile Ad Spy.
buyer: WhatRunsWhere
WhatRunsWhere, a competitive intelligence service for online media buying, allows users to look up what advertisers are doing online: where they are running ads, from who they are buying inventory, and what exact ads they are using. "
target: Mobile Ad Spy
Mobile Ad Spy enables ad agencies and advertisers to track competitors’ online ad campaigns in the mobile market.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/29/2012 via BusinessWire

WhatRunsWhere, acquired Mobile Ad Spy

synopsis: WhatRunsWhere, a service that enables ad agencies and advertisers to track competitors’ online ad campaigns, now offers the same capabilities for the first time in the mobile market following the acquisition of UK-based startup Mobile Ad Spy.
buyer: WhatRunsWhere
WhatRunsWhere, a competitive intelligence service for online media buying, allows users to look up what advertisers are doing online: where they are running ads, from who they are buying inventory, and what exact ads they are using. "
target: Mobile Ad Spy
Mobile Ad Spy enables ad agencies and advertisers to track competitors’ online ad campaigns in the mobile market.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/23/2016 via PR Newswire

Pathmatics, acquired WhatRunsWhere

synopsis: Pathmatics, digital advertising’s leading competitive tracking platform, announced the complete acquisition of WhatRunsWhere.com (WRW). WRW delivers the precise intel that performance marketers need to monitor the competition’s placements and creatives across the mobile and desktop web.
buyer: Pathmatics
Pathmatics delivers ad intel scaled to the digital ecosystems of the larger advertiser, publisher and adtech player who require deeper insights including comprehensive ad spending and impression estimates, specific formats, and ad paths. "
target: WhatRunsWhere
WhatRunsWhere, a competitive intelligence service for online media buying, allows users to look up what advertisers are doing online: where they are running ads, from who they are buying inventory, and what exact ads they are using.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/9/2016 via BNC Analysis

Brunico Communications, purchased Marketing, CARD, and NLA from Rogers Media Inc.

synopsis: Brunico Communications announced that it has acquired certain assets relating to the marketing segment of Rogers Media‘s publication business, including Marketing, CARDonline (CARD) and the National List of Advertisers (NLA). Marketing is a magazine and conference for the advertising industry. CARD and NLA are databases for media buyers.
buyer: Brunico Communications
Brunico Communications is a business-to-business publishing and events company, serving the Canadian marketing and media community and the global entertainment industry. "
seller parent: Rogers Communications Inc.
seller: Rogers Media Inc.
Rogers Media's Marketing brand launched in 1908 and includes a quarterly magazine, online daily news and annual conferences and events for the advertising industry. CARD and NLA are databases designed to help media agencies and advertisers make informed media buying decisions.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/5/2013 via BusinessWire

Clarion Capital Partners, LLC, acquired SQAD, Inc.

synopsis: SQAD, the largest independent source in the US for TV, radio and digital cost analysis, announced that Clarion Capital Partners has completed an acquisition of the company. The partnership will allow SQAD to grow through refinement of existing products and an investment in data driven product development across new and existing verticals.
buyer: Clarion Capital Partners, LLC
Clarion Capital Partners, LLC is a private equity investment firm which seeks to make primarily control private equity investments in a diversified portfolio of middle-market companies. The firm focuses in industries such as Business, Healthcare, Financial, Consumer Products, Retail, and Media. "
target: SQAD, Inc.
SQAD is recognized as the industry standard media cost forecasting source for national TV. SQAD provides reliable media cost data to advertising agencies, media buying companies, advertisers, television and radio stations, cable companies, program syndicators and Internet publishers.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/9/2020 via BusinessWire

Kochava, acquired Thalamus, Inc.

synopsis: Kochava, a real-time data solutions company for omni-channel attribution and measurement, has acquired Thalamus, the largest research database of ad vendor data in the world. Thalamus is used by over 30,000 registered media buyers to research advertising opportunities, and discover new potential partners.
buyer: Kochava
Kochava is a real-time data solutions company offering omni-channel measurement and attribution solutions for data-driven marketers. Its Marketers Operating System empowers advertisers and publishers with a platform that integrates and manages customer identity, measurement, and data controls. "
target: Thalamus, Inc.
Thalamus is the largest research database of ad vendor data in the world. Thalamus is used by over 30,000 registered media buyers to research advertising opportunities, and discover new potential partners. Their database provides access to over 500,000 ad buyers and over 50,000 ad vendors.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/14/2018 via PE Hub

Winmo, acquired RedBooks

synopsis: Northlane Capital Partners (NCP) announced that The List, a portfolio company of NCP, through its subsidiary Winmo, has acquired RedBooks. RedBooks provides competitive intelligence and prospecting data to media companies, advertising agencies, manufacturers, advertising services and suppliers, libraries and more.
buyer parent: Northlane Capital Partners
buyer: Winmo
Winmo is the leading B2B sales intelligence provider for the advertising industry. Taking the guess work out of prospecting, Winmo guides those who target national advertisers and their agencies to the right decision-makers, on the right accounts, at the precisely the right time. "
target: RedBooks
RedBooks provides competitive intelligence and prospecting data to media companies, advertising agencies, manufacturers, advertising services and suppliers, libraries and more. RedBooks monitors nearly 9,000 worldwide agency parent companies and over 4,400 U.S. publicly traded companies.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/15/2020 via Company Press Release

Dun & Bradstreet, acquired Orb Intelligence

synopsis: Dun & Bradstreet, a leading global provider of business decisioning data and analytics, has acquired Orb Intelligence, a prominent digital business identity and firmographic data provider. Orb Intelligence provides a database of company information and matching services to B2B marketers.
buyer parent: Cannae Holdings
buyer: Dun & Bradstreet (DNB:$1,813.10)
Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) data and insights help improve business performance. Delivered through the D&B Data Cloud and market-leading solutions, their data and insights help accelerate revenue, manage risk, lower cost and transform businesses. Global businesses of all sizes rely on D&B. "
target: Orb Intelligence
Orb Intelligence is a digital business identity and firmographic data provider. Orb Intelligence provides a database of company information and matching services to B2B marketers. Their database offers detailed information on 57 million companies in over 120 different countries.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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closed 6/23/2017 via Company Press Release

Environics Analytics Group Ltd., acquired RSI Research Solutions Inc.

synopsis: Environics Analytics (EA) announced that it has acquired the business and assets of RSI Research Solutions Inc. (RSI). Founded in 2002, RSI is a Toronto-based analytics solutions provider that helps clients access better consumer insight by connecting them with the right data, the right platforms and industry-leading customer service.
buyer: Environics Analytics Group Ltd.
One of North America’s premier marketing and analytical services companies, Environics Analytics helps customers turn data and analytics into insight, strategy and results. EA offers the full range of analytical services and provides authoritative reports, software and modeling approaches. "
target: RSI Research Solutions Inc.
Founded in 2002, RSI is a Toronto-based analytics solutions provider that helps clients access better consumer insight by connecting them with the right data, the right platforms and industry-leading customer service.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/8/2017 via BusinessWire

Market Track, acquired Brandtale

synopsis: Market Track, LLC, the leader in advertising, eCommerce, brand protection, and promotional intelligence solutions, has acquired Brandtale, the industry’s leading platform for digital branded content and native advertising competitive intelligence. Brandtale’s exclusive database includes years of branded content campaigns from over 4,000 brands.
buyer parent: Aurora Capital Group
buyer: Market Track
Market Track is the leading provider of subscription-based advertising, promotions, eCommerce and pricing intelligence solutions in North America. Market Track provides the most comprehensive coverage of key media channels through its monitoring of multi-channel trade and promotional advertising. "
target: Brandtale
Brandtale offers insights and intelligence around the branded content community. Brandtale’s web-based platform will allow clients to access and monitor creative execution across all key media types, providing customers with insights to better understand their competitors’ advertising campaigns.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/4/2015 via PR Newswire

The Nielsen Company, Inc., acquired eXelate

synopsis: Nielsen announced that it has completed its acquisition of eXelate, a leading provider of data and technology to facilitate the buying and selling of advertising across programmatic platforms. This acquisition allows Nielsen to enable its clients to make better and faster marketing and media decisions.
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,309.00)
The Nielsen Company is a global information and measurement company with leading market positions in marketing and consumer information, television and other media measurement, online intelligence, mobile measurement, trade shows and related properties. "
target: eXelate
eXelate provides data and insight on online purchase intent, household demographics and behavioral propensities that enable digital advertisers to make optimal marketing decisions. Its team consists of 50+ international employees dedicated to providing the best service to digital advertisers.
price ($mm)
$200
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EV / EBITDA

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