Like Socialbomb Inc.

closed 5/28/2013 via PR Newswire

Refinery29, acquired Socialbomb Inc.

synopsis: Refinery29, the leading lifestyle platform for inspiration on how to live a more stylish and creative life, announced the acquisition of Brooklyn based creative technology studio Socialbomb. The executive team of Socialbomb will assume senior leadership positions in product and technology, accelerating Refinery29's mobile and social initiatives.
buyer: Refinery29
Refinery29, the largest independent fashion and style website in the United States, is a lifestyle platform that delivers nonstop inspiration to live a more stylish and creative life. "
target: Socialbomb Inc.
Socialbomb helps developers and creatives build innovative apps for social platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and the iPhone. Socialbomb also provides a web-based administration and analytics suite to manage and measure the apps running on each platform.
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announced 7/2/2013 via BNC Analysis

Far EasTone Telecommunications Co Ltd, will acquire Hiiir Inc.

synopsis: Far EasTone Telecommunications agreed to acquire Hiiir Inc. Hiiir, Inc. is an innovative service company for mobile networks. They are committed to the development of mobile commerce shopping platforms, and assists brands and channels in actively developing mobile shopping platforms.
buyer: Far EasTone Telecommunications Co Ltd
Far EasTone Telecommunications Co., Ltd. provides mobile communication and Internet access services. Far EasTone develops several multimedia application services, including FET Video Store, FET Omusic and FET eBook Town. "
target: Hiiir Inc.
Hiiir, Inc. is an innovative service company for mobile networks. They are committed to the development of mobile commerce shopping platforms, and assists brands and channels in actively developing mobile shopping platforms.
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closed 12/4/2012 via PR Newswire

Ness Technologies, Inc., acquired Imano plc

synopsis: Ness Technologies, and Imano, a full-service digital agency specializing in mobile strategy, design and development, announced Ness' acquisition of Imano. The pairing of Imano's front-end capabilities with Ness' execution expertise is expected to deliver maximum value to Ness' mobility customers.
buyer parent: Citigroup
buyer: Ness Technologies, Inc.
Ness Technologies is a global provider of IT and business services and solutions with specialized expertise in software product engineering and system integration, application development, consulting, and software distribution. "
target: Imano plc
Imano is an agency established in 1996 that specialized in digital design and web applications. It developed a successful in-house e-Commerce platform but has recently found its stride creating and delivering engaging and innovative applications for the mobile world.
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closed 3/5/2012 via PR Newswire

MDC Partners, Inc., acquired Dotbox, Inc.

synopsis: MDC Partners, Inc announced that it has acquired a majority interest in Dotbox, Inc., a New York-based full-service social commerce firm that has a client roster of premium fashion, affordable luxury and mass retail clients.
buyer: MDC Partners, Inc. (MDCA:$1,414.75)
MDC Partners is a Business Transformation Organization that utilizes technology, marketing communications, data analytics, insights and strategic consulting solutions to drive meaningful returns on Marketing and Communications Investments for multinational clients. "
target: Dotbox, Inc.
Dotbox, Inc. builds next-generation digital experiences at the intersection of ecommerce & social media. Its expertise is in merging content and commerce, with a social flair, and an onmi-channel perspective across high fashion, home, beauty and luxury.
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closed 2/26/2019 via BNC Analysis

Icecat NV, acquired Testseek

synopsis: Icecat, a worldwide publisher of ecommerce statistics and product content syndicator, has acquired Testseek, a global provider of review solutions for brands, e-retailers and other eCommerce related online portals. Testseek's Live and XML API provides their clients with unbiased product review content which fits naturally into their product pages.
buyer: Icecat NV
Icecat NV is an independent worldwide publisher of ecommerce statistics and product content syndicator. The Icecat catalog includes 4.2 million product data-sheets in 47 world languages. Icecat analyzes the performance of more than 18,000 brands. "
target: Testseek
Testseek is a global provider of review solutions for brands, e-retailers and other eCommerce related online portals. Testseek's Live and XML API provides their clients with unbiased product review content which fits naturally into their product pages.
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closed 3/13/2013 via BNC Analysis

Telenor Group, acquired Liquid Barcodes AS

synopsis: Telenor Group, one of the world's major mobile operators, acquires Liquid Barcodes AS, a technology marketing company that delivers mobile coupons, membership cards and tickets through the use of barcodes. Telenor strengthens its focus on coupons and value codes through this acquisition.
buyer: Telenor Group (OB:TEL:$12,463.85)
Telenor ASA provides tele, data and media service in the Nordics, Central and Eastern Europe and Asia. The company’s mobile communication services include voice, data, Internet, content, and electronic commerce services, as well as customer equipment, such as telephone sets. "
target: Liquid Barcodes AS
LIQUID Barcodes AS is a technology marketing company. They've developed a unique mobile technology system that delivers mobile coupons, membership cards and tickets by issuing mobile barcodes.
price ($mm)
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$2
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closed 5/18/2007 via BusinessWire

Great Hill Partners LLC, purchased a minority stake in Gorilla Nation Media, LLC

synopsis: Gorilla Nation, the world’s largest online ad rep firm, announced its partnership with Great Hill Partners, a Boston-based private equity firm focused on investing in growth companies operating in the media, Internet and business and consumer services industries. GHP has invested over $50 million in the company for a significant minority stake.
buyer: Great Hill Partners LLC
Great Hill Partners is a private equity firm that manages over $1.5 billion in capital and focuses on investing in growth companies operating in the business and consumer services, media, communications, and education industries. "
target: Gorilla Nation Media, LLC
Gorilla Nation is the world's largest online ad sales representation company. It represents over 400 leading web publishers and sells integrated media and promotional programs to Fortune 500 brand advertisers.
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$57
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closed 2/19/2015 via BNC Analysis

Havas, acquired Plastic Mobile Inc.

synopsis: Havas, one of the world's largest global advertising, digital and communications groups, announced the acquisition of Plastic Mobile, an award-winning mobile agency that builds applications and other strategic solutions for m-commerce, encompassing retail, loyalty, payments, coupons, and in-store initiatives.
buyer parent: Bolloré
buyer: Havas (ENXTPA:HAV:$2,703.63)
Havas is one of the world's largest global communications groups, offering a range of communications services, including digital, advertising, direct marketing, media planning and buying, corporate communications, human resources, multimedia interactive communications, public relations, and more. "
target: Plastic Mobile Inc.
Plastic Mobile is an award-winning mobile marketing agency building strategic solutions in m-commerce - encompassing payments, wallets, transactions and coupons - as well as mobile loyalty, location-based marketing, mobile gaming, and in-store initiatives.
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closed 5/23/2013 via BNC Analysis

Edian Consulting Ltd. merged with Kenyon Fraser Ltd.,

synopsis: Kenyon Fraser has announced that it has merged with digital agency Edian. Edian is an innovative web design and software development studio in Liverpool.
buyer: Kenyon Fraser Ltd.
Kenyon Fraser is a full service marketing communications agency with over 90 clients across the UK. Kenyon Fraser was established in 1990 and have been ranked as a PR Week Top 150 company for many years. "
target: Edian Consulting Ltd.
edian is an innovative web design and software development studio in Liverpool. Working throughout the UK with clients in the public and private sector edian helps bring fresh ideas and creative solutions to clients.
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closed 8/2/2012 via BNC Analysis

Possible Worldwide, acquired Fortune Cookie (UK) Ltd.

synopsis: Possible Worldwide has acquired Fortune Cookie (UK) Ltd., an interactive design agency. The company provides digital solutions to businesses and online travel agents in the United Kingdom and internationally.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Possible Worldwide
Possible Worldwide is a global agency that creates meaningful and measurable interactive marketing. The firm develops solutions across the full range of digital media including mobile, Web, television, digital-out-of-home, tablet, touch, online advertising and social media. "
target: Fortune Cookie (UK) Ltd.
Fortune Cookie (UK) Ltd., an interactive design agency, provides digital solutions to businesses and online travel agents in the United Kingdom and internationally. The company specializes in the provision of technical strategy, systems integration, Web content management, and more.
price ($mm)
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$15
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closed 12/4/2006 via BusinessWire

ValueClick, Inc., acquired Shopping.net

synopsis: ValueClick, Inc. has acquired Shopping.net, a privately-held company based in London, for approximately $13.3 million in cash, net of cash acquired. Shopping.net owns and operates 27 websites that provide comparison shopping, search and vertical market content to European online consumers.
buyer: ValueClick, Inc. (VCLK:$593.84)
ValueClick, Inc. is one of the world’s largest online marketing services companies, offering comprehensive and scalable solutions to deliver cost-effective customer acquisition for advertisers and robust revenue streams for publishers. "
target: Shopping.net
Shopping.net is a free service which allows you to save time and money when shopping online. We don't sell products directly but instead provide independent shopping search, information and comparison tools allowing you to find the best deals and lowest prices no matter what you're shopping for.
price ($mm)
$13
rev ($mm)
$4
EBITDA ($mm)
$2
EV / rev
3.3x
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6.7x
closed 4/10/2006 via AP - Associated Press

United Online, Inc., acquired My Points, Inc.

synopsis: Web company United Online Inc. said Monday it bought My Points Inc. from UAL Corp. for $56 million in cash. MyPoints.com, with 1.4 million active members, reported revenue of $38.4 million in 2005 and income of $2.4 million. The site offers members rewards for numerous marketing activities, such as purchasing products from participating advertisers
buyer: United Online, Inc. (UNTD:$151.12)
United Online wants to bring people together on the Internet. Created in 2001 by the merger of leading US Internet service providers NetZero and Juno Online Services, United Online continues the free Internet service model with hopes of converting faithful users into paying customers. "
target parent: UAL Corp.
target: My Points, Inc.
MyPoints.com is a leading provider of member-driven Internet direct marketing services. Our service features a True Opt-in® database of more than 10 million members, and provides advertisers with an integrated suite of media products — including enhanced email and dynamically served web offers.
price ($mm)
$56
rev ($mm)
$38
EBITDA ($mm)
$5
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1.5x
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11.7x
closed 8/8/2019 via BusinessWire

Edge226, purchased Webpals Mobile from Webpals Group

synopsis: Edge226 announces the acquisition of Webpals Mobile (from Webpals Holdings) to affirm its strength in the app-install market while increasing focus and scale through social channels. Webpals Mobile is a Google App preferred creative partner and a marketing partner of Facebook and focuses on driving high-intent users for social gaming applications.
buyer parent: PLYmedia
buyer: Edge226
Edge 226 is an innovative provider of data-driven ad-tech solutions, focused on providing its clients with smart tools for quality and transparent user acquisition. Peak Performance-Based DSP (demand-side platform), is their leading product enabling programmatic buying for both video & display. "
seller parent: XLMedia plc
seller: Webpals Group
Webpals Mobile, formerly known as DAU-UP ClicksMob, is a Google App preferred creative partner and a marketing partner of Facebook, that focuses on driving high-intent users for social gaming applications and premium performance advertisers.
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closed 11/5/2020 via BusinessWire

Brand New Galaxy, acquired Content26

synopsis: Brand New Galaxy, a fast-growing, independent holding of marketing and technology agencies in Poland, has acquired content26, a digital agency providing brands with advertising and content on Amazon. Content26 creates Amazon Advertising campaigns and product page content that is designed to maximize return on ad spend and improve discoverability.
buyer: Brand New Galaxy
Brand New Galaxy (BNG) is a fast-growing, independent holding of marketing and technology agencies in Poland. BNG's portfolio of marketing and technology agencies include Pathfinder 23, Life on Mars, Spacecamp, Synthrone, Stratosfera, New Gravity, Robonauts Pictures and Man on the Moon. "
target: Content26
Content26 is an ecommerce marketing agency with over a decade of experience optimizing ecommerce strategies for well-known brands. Content26 creates Amazon Advertising campaigns and product page content that is designed to maximize return on ad spend and improve discoverability.
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closed 11/4/2020 via BNC Analysis

Icon Marketing Communications, acquired Marketplace Clicks

synopsis: Icon Marketing Communications, a strategy, marketing and advertising agency, has acquired Marketplace Clicks, an e-commerce agency dedicated to helping Amazon sellers and vendors excel through advertising. Marketplace Clicks provides full campaign management for Sponsored Products, Sponsored Brands, Sponsored Display and more.
buyer: Icon Marketing Communications
Icon is a strategy, marketing and advertising agency. Icon uses their years of retail experience and digital expertise to reimagine the future of their client's businesses. They offer marketing services for brand identity, experience design, promotion, in-store, SEO, social, content, and more. "
target: Marketplace Clicks
Marketplace Clicks is an e-commerce agency dedicated to helping Amazon sellers and vendors excel through advertising. Marketplace Clicks helps their clients to grow their brand and increase sales on Amazon. They provide full campaign management for Sponsored Products, Sponsored Brands and more.
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announced 10/23/2020 via Company Press Release

Know IT AB, will acquire Creuna A/S

synopsis: Sweden-based Knowit AB will acquire Creuna to substantially strengthens its position in the Nordic region. With the acquisition, Creuna will become part of Knowit Experience. Headquartered in Denmark, Creuna is a Nordic digital agency that builds platforms for branding, eCommerce, and self-service.
buyer: Know IT AB (OM:KNOW:$383.45)
Sweden-based Knowit is a consultancy firm that creates unique customer values by offering digital and cross-functional solutions from three business areas: Experience, Insight, and Solutions. "
target: Creuna A/S
Creuna is a Nordic digital agency based in Denmark. Creuna builds platforms for branding, eCommerce, and self-service, as well as creates awareness-raising campaigns that increase loyalty. They combine strategy, creativity, and technology to create experiences that set brands apart from the crowd.
price ($mm)
$37
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$44
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$2
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0.9x
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15.9x
closed 4/28/2020 via PR Newswire

VaynerX, acquired Lucid Fusion, Inc.

synopsis: VaynerX has announced the launch of VaynerCommerce following its acquisition of Lucid Fusion, a leading e-commerce, engineering, and design company. The new entity will combine Lucid Fusion's deep e-commerce knowledge with VaynerX's unique approach to growing brands in order to help companies build sustainable e-commerce businesses.
buyer: VaynerX
VaynerX is a global modern-day marketing and communications company. Subsidiaries include VaynerMedia, VaynerProductions, The Sasha Group, Gallery Media Group, VaynerCommerce, Tracer and VaynerSpeakers. "
target: Lucid Fusion, Inc.
Lucid Fusion is an e-commerce firm that enables businesses to better connect their brands with their customers. Lucid Fusion's team of specialist help companies build or revamp their e-commerce store, optimize conversions, strengthen brand equity, and implement Shopify Plus into their online stores.
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closed 9/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Convert Digital, acquired Convert Digital

synopsis: Convert Digital has been acquired by partners Andrew Waite, Adam Littlechild and Luke Anderson. Convert Digital provide commerce solutions for an ever-changing digital landscape. Website design and development, online business strategy, conversion optimization and Magento solutions architecture are their chosen disciplines.
buyer: Convert Digital
Andrew Waite, Adam Littlechild and Luke Anderson are partners at Australia-based Convert Digital, a company that provides commerce solutions for an ever-changing digital landscape. "
target: Convert Digital
Convert Digital provide commerce solutions for an ever-changing digital landscape. Website design and development, online business strategy, conversion optimization and Magento solutions architecture are their chosen disciplines.
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closed 5/3/2019 via PR Newswire

Overdose Digital, acquired 5xThinking

synopsis: Digital commerce accelerator Overdose Digital announced the acquisition of 5xThinking, an eCommerce agency advising and implementing strategies for luxury and retail clients on all things digital. They are based in London and NYC.
buyer: Overdose Digital
Overdose Digital is a leading high growth full service agency, with an acute focus on Commerce & Conversion. They specialize in delivering Strategy, Execution and Activation of bespoke solutions aligned to delivering fiscal business outcomes. They are based in New Zealand. "
target: 5xThinking
5xThinking is an eCommerce agency advising and implementing strategies for luxury and retail clients on all things digital. They are based in London and NYC.
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closed 11/7/2018 via BNC Analysis

Venture Stream, acquired Flow Digital

synopsis: Venture Stream, a full-service digital marketing and e-commerce consultancy, has acquired Flow Digital, a company that delivers web design & development, e-commerce and digital marketing projects that yield measurable results.
buyer: Venture Stream
Based in Great Britain, Venture Stream is a full-service digital marketing and e-commerce consultancy. They are passionate about helping clients thrive in e-commerce and digital marketing, offering expert consulting on strategy, marketing, technology, and design. "
target: Flow Digital
Based in the UK. Flow Digital delivers web design & development, e-commerce and digital marketing projects that yield measurable results. They equip ambitious brands with the tools and knowledge they need to unlock their digital potential, and provide ongoing support that maximizes growth.
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closed 5/28/2013 via PR Newswire

Refinery29, acquired Socialbomb Inc.

synopsis: Refinery29, the leading lifestyle platform for inspiration on how to live a more stylish and creative life, announced the acquisition of Brooklyn based creative technology studio Socialbomb. The executive team of Socialbomb will assume senior leadership positions in product and technology, accelerating Refinery29's mobile and social initiatives.
buyer: Refinery29
Refinery29, the largest independent fashion and style website in the United States, is a lifestyle platform that delivers nonstop inspiration to live a more stylish and creative life. "
target: Socialbomb Inc.
Socialbomb helps developers and creatives build innovative apps for social platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and the iPhone. Socialbomb also provides a web-based administration and analytics suite to manage and measure the apps running on each platform.
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closed 10/2/2019 via New York Times

Vice Media Inc., acquired Refinery29

synopsis: Vice Media, the insurgent media brand known for its arch take on youth culture and entertainment, has acquired the women’s lifestyle publisher Refinery29. Refinery29 is a global media and entertainment company focused on celebrating women, their diverse voices and experiences.
buyer: Vice Media Inc.
VICE was launched in 1994 as a 'punk zine'​ and has expanded into a leading global youth media company. VICE operates the world’s premier original online video destination, VICE.COM, an international network of digital channels, a television production studio, a magazine, a record label, and more. "
target: Refinery29
Refinery29 is a global media and entertainment company focused on celebrating women, their diverse voices and experiences. Refinery29 tells stories through multiple channels and content categories — from articles to social media, events to short films, 29Rooms to TV.
price ($mm)
$400
rev ($mm)
$100
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EV / rev
4.0x
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closed 5/28/2013 via PR Newswire

Refinery29, acquired Socialbomb Inc.

synopsis: Refinery29, the leading lifestyle platform for inspiration on how to live a more stylish and creative life, announced the acquisition of Brooklyn based creative technology studio Socialbomb. The executive team of Socialbomb will assume senior leadership positions in product and technology, accelerating Refinery29's mobile and social initiatives.
buyer: Refinery29
Refinery29, the largest independent fashion and style website in the United States, is a lifestyle platform that delivers nonstop inspiration to live a more stylish and creative life. "
target: Socialbomb Inc.
Socialbomb helps developers and creatives build innovative apps for social platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and the iPhone. Socialbomb also provides a web-based administration and analytics suite to manage and measure the apps running on each platform.
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closed 10/2/2019 via New York Times

Vice Media Inc., acquired Refinery29

synopsis: Vice Media, the insurgent media brand known for its arch take on youth culture and entertainment, has acquired the women’s lifestyle publisher Refinery29. Refinery29 is a global media and entertainment company focused on celebrating women, their diverse voices and experiences.
buyer: Vice Media Inc.
VICE was launched in 1994 as a 'punk zine'​ and has expanded into a leading global youth media company. VICE operates the world’s premier original online video destination, VICE.COM, an international network of digital channels, a television production studio, a magazine, a record label, and more. "
target: Refinery29
Refinery29 is a global media and entertainment company focused on celebrating women, their diverse voices and experiences. Refinery29 tells stories through multiple channels and content categories — from articles to social media, events to short films, 29Rooms to TV.
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$400
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$100
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4.0x
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announced 5/30/2018 via BNC Analysis

The E&M Co., Ltd., will acquire Chic News Co., Ltd.

synopsis: The E&M Co., Ltd., an entertainment and media company in Korea, will acquire Chic News Co., Ltd., a Korean news website. Chic News provides news articles that cover the topics of fashion, beauty, and entertainment. Their entertainment articles cover TV shows, movies, bands, and celebrities.
buyer: The E&M Co., Ltd. (KOSDAQ:A089230:$13.58)
The E&M Co., Ltd. is an entertainment and media company in Korea. The company operates two live streaming platforms in Korea, POPKON TV and CELUV TV. POPKON TV is designed for consumer use while CELUV TV is a platform that allows famous celebrities to interact and communicate with viewers. "
target: Chic News Co., Ltd.
Founded in 2012, Chic News Co., Ltd. is a Korean news website. Chic News provides news articles that cover the topics of fashion, beauty, and entertainment. Their entertainment articles cover TV shows, movies, bands, and celebrities.
price ($mm)
$3.24
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$0
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closed 6/25/2013 via PE Hub

Rent The Runway, acquired Go Try It On

synopsis: Rent the Runway, the leading online destination for designer dress and accessory rentals, announced the acquisition of Go Try It On, Inc., a social retailing startup that uses a mobile application platform to facilitate the sharing of styling ideas and advice.
buyer: Rent The Runway
Rent the Runway is the premier online destination for designer dress and accessory rentals. With a revolving roster of over 170 top designers, 35,000 of the season’s hottest dresses, and 7,000 accessories, Rent the Runway is designer fashion delivered to her doorstep for a fraction of the price. "
target: Go Try It On
Go Try It On is a style social network. It's a mobile application that allows users to upload photos of styles they love and get advice about what to buy and what to wear from other participating users, including friends, stylists and brands.
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closed 7/16/2015 via BNC Analysis

Latest in Beauty, acquired SheSaidBeauty

synopsis: Latest in Beauty, an online beauty website which allows customers to try before buying, has announced its acquisition of SheSaidBeauty, a platform specifically for beauty, where people can discover, share and shop the world of beauty.
buyer: Latest in Beauty
Latest in Beauty is an online beauty website which allows customers to try before buying. They reach over 4 million UK beauty consumers. "
target: SheSaidBeauty
SheSaidBeauty is a platform specifically for beauty, where people can discover, share and shop the world of beauty. It brings together everything beauty related on the web into one amazing experience.
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closed 3/14/2013 via PR Newswire

Complex Media, acquired Sole Collector

synopsis: Complex Media, the premier multi-media lifestyle destination for young males, has acquired Sole Collector, a leading sneaker culture authority, expanding the company's network of owned and operated sites. Sole Collector's founder and GM Steve Mullholand , along with his 10-person team, will join Complex Media.
buyer: Complex Media
Complex Media is the premier multi-media platform for young males, featuring a network of entertainment, sports and lifestyle properties, and a flagship site, Complex.com, which is the online hub of Complex magazine. "
target: Sole Collector
Sole Collector provides original sneaker-related content in the form of a quarterly magazine, website, and iPad app. Its website also has a forum for its users to discuss and review sneakers, as well as a marketplace to facilitate the buying and selling of sneakers.
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closed 1/1/2019 via BNC Analysis

Broadcasting Center Europe SA, acquired Freecaster SPRL

synopsis: Luxemburg-based Broadcasting Center Europe (BCE) has fully acquired Freecaster, an online video service provider specialised in production and streaming of content. Freecaster’s services span across the entire video value chain from production to world-wide streaming via a proprietary online video platform.
buyer parent: RTL Group
buyer: Broadcasting Center Europe SA
Broadcasting Center Europe (BCE) is a European leader in media services, system integration and software development in the areas of television, radio, production and postproduction, telecommunication and IT. "
target: Freecaster SPRL
Freecaster is an online video service provider specialised in production and streaming of content. Freecaster is a live 4K video production and streaming service provider to fashion houses, music festivals and broadcasters. Freecaster is based in Belgium and France.
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closed 11/25/2015 via BNC Analysis

Clique Media, Inc., acquired Wantering

synopsis: Clique Media Group, the company behind shoppable fashion site Who What Wear, has acquired Canadian startup Wantering. The company is the web's fashion search engine. They connect shoppers with clothes they love across over 125 e-commerce sites all in one place.
buyer: Clique Media, Inc.
Clique is the media and commerce company behind the popular websites: WhoWhatWear.com, Byrdie.com, and MyDomaine.com, which feature shoppable fashion, beauty, and lifestyle content. "
target: Wantering
Wantering is the web's fashion search engine. They connect shoppers with clothes they love across over 125 e-commerce sites all in one place.
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announced 5/27/2015 via PR Newswire

IBT Media, will acquire Fashion Times LLC

synopsis: IBT Media, a global news organization, is acquiring Fashion Times LLC, a New York-based fashion media company. Fashion Times LLC operates five websites including Fashion Times and Fashion&Style. Under IBT Media's ownership, the properties will continue to operate as free news websites targeting consumers interested in fashion, beauty and design.
buyer: IBT Media
IBT Media is a global digital media company headquartered in New York. With properties such as International Business Times, Bizu.tv, iDigitalTimes, MedicalDaily and more, IBT Media strives to create the best possible content to relevant audiences worldwide and deliver it wherever they are. "
target: Fashion Times LLC
Fashion Times LLC, a New York-based fashion media company, operates five websites including Fashion Times and Fashion&Style. FashionTimes.com delivers the latest news, original features, interviews, analysis of trends and more from the fashion world.
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closed 2/19/2015 via BNC Analysis

Central European Media & Publishing, acquired Femina Média Kft.

synopsis: Hungary's Central European Media Publishing (CEMP) said the company had purchased Femina Media, expanding its products focusing on women readers. Femina Media runs Retikul.hu and Noifriss.hu in addition to managing FeminaShop.hu, an online retail site. Femina Media has 870,000 online monthly readers and 419,000 readers from mobile apps.
buyer: Central European Media & Publishing
Central European Media & Publishing is an online media company that operates Index, Hungary's favorite internet news website. "
target: Femina Média Kft.
Based in Budapest, Hungary, Femina Média Kft. is an online media that owns several websites including Femina.hu, Retikul.hu, and NoiFriss.hu. The websites offer online retail services as well as news about health and fashion.
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closed 11/11/2013 via BNC Analysis

Vox Media, Inc., acquired Curbed.com

synopsis: Vox Media, the online media company that runs SB Nation sports blogs, agreed to buy Curbed Network to expand its editorial operations. Curbed operates three news and blog sites, Curbed.com, eater.com, and racked.com. They cover the real estate, food, and shopping scenes in large U.S. cities. Curbed was founded by blogger Lockhart Steele.
buyer: Vox Media, Inc.
Vox Media, Inc., an online publishing company, develops and delivers content, conversations, and applications for consumer technology audiences and marketers in the United States and internationally. The company was formerly known as SBNation, Inc. "
target: Curbed.com
Curbed.com runs three web publications that deliver in-depth neighborhood coverage, with attitude of real estate, dining, and retailing. It is a real-estate blog founded by Lockhart Steele. The Curbed Network also includes dining website, Eater, and fashion website Racked.
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closed 7/19/2013 via BNC Analysis

POWA Technologies Ltd., acquired Aigua Media Limited

synopsis: Powa Technologies Ltd. acquired the leading fashion blogging portfolio Aigua Media. Aigua Media is a MEGAzine; a megaphone mouthpiece with more up-to-the-second reader dialogue than any fashion magazine in the world. They have an impressive set of prominent blog titles, covering everything from fashion, shoes, beauty and lifestyle.
buyer: POWA Technologies Ltd.
Powa Technologies is an omni-channel eCommerce and web publishing platform for retailers and manufacturers. Powa Technologies' current portfolio includes the Powa eCommerce tool that enables brands to create online shopping sites, and mPowa- the innovative mobile payment solution. "
target: Aigua Media Limited
Aigua Media is a MEGAzine; a megaphone mouthpiece with more up-to-the-second reader dialogue than any fashion magazine in the world. They are the leading fashion blogging group with an impressive set of prominent blog titles, covering everything from fashion, shoes, beauty and lifestyle.
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closed 2/21/2013 via PR Newswire

CashForPurses.com, acquired Pursenickety.com

synopsis: CashForPurses.com, the online purse exchange site, has acquired content site Pursenickety.com, The Designer Purse Blog, in an effort to provide further education and information to its customers.
buyer: CashForPurses.com
The CashForPurses.com recommerce platform evolved from the cash for gold business model, with the added element of philanthropy. It offers a simple, three-step process in which customers fill out a form, send in their handbags in a free pre-paid shipping box and receive cash. "
target: Pursenickety.com
Pursenickety.com, founded in 2008, contains hundreds of articles covering all aspects of the world of designer purses, including such names as Dior, Coach, Marc Jacobs, Christian Louboutin, Chanel and more.
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closed 8/20/2010 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired Like.com

synopsis: Google has acquired visual search engine Like.com. Like.com is a visual shopping search engine that developed a technology to help shoppers buy soft goods, such as apparels, shoes, jewelry online.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$171,704.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. "
target: Like.com
Like.com is a visual shopping search engine that developed a technology to help shoppers buy soft goods, such as apparels, shoes, jewelry online. Like.com was the first to bring visual search to shopping, the first to build an automated cross-matching system for clothing, and more.
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announced 4/26/2018 via Company Press Release

Trenders, will acquire MimiTV Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Trenders, a marketing company that engages in media management and media and influencer PR businesses, will be acquiring MimiTV, a cosmetic media company that was created to help late teens to young twenties females with makeup, hair, and cosmetics.
buyer: Trenders (TSE:6069:$14.57)
Based in Japan, Trenders develops and provides marketing solutions to many industries. They engage in media management, and media and influencer PR businesses. They help companies by planning corresponding to diversification and segmentation of consumers. "
target parent: Crooz
target: MimiTV Co., Ltd.
Based in Japan, MimiTV is a cosmetic media company that relays information such as makeup, hair arrangement, cosmetics, etc. They use trends to relay their information on Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, as well as their own phone app, MimiTV application.
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announced 8/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

HACK JAPAN Holdings Co., Ltd., will acquire Candle inc.

synopsis: HACK JAPAN Holdings Co., Ltd., a Japanese manufacturer, will acquire Candle inc. from Crooz, a Japanese mobile game provider. Candle is a Japanese company that operates websites related to curated media aimed at women. Candle's MARBLE website delivers daily information about various topics such as fashion, cooking, childcare, romance, and more.
buyer: HACK JAPAN Holdings Co., Ltd.
HACK JAPAN Holdings Co., Ltd. is a Japanese company that manufactures and distributes technology products. HACK JAPAN's KB-BOX is a next-generation security device. The company also produces ultra fine bubble technologies that generate nano-sized bubbles. "
target parent: Crooz
target: Candle inc.
Candle inc. is a Japanese company that operates websites related to curated media aimed at women. Candle's MARBLE website delivers daily information about various topics such as fashion, makeup, cosmetics, hairstyle, cooking, childcare, romance, and entertainment.
price ($mm)
$1.89
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.8x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/21/2018 via Company Press Release

RockYou, acquired CafeMom

synopsis: RockYou Media, an entertainment and media company amplifying the voices of multicultural millennials, has acquired the editorial brands CafeMom, Revelist, MamásLatinas and BabyNameWizard from CafeMedia. These brands deliver content on parenting and pregnancy, beauty and style, entertainment, relationships, personal stories, and the latest news.
buyer: RockYou
RockYou Media is an interactive media and entertainment company, built around a proprietary platform, RYME, amplifying the authentic voice of multicultural millennials. RockYou provides brands and publishers with hyper-engaging content, with a video portfolio that reaches 75 million monthly viewers."
target parent: CafeMedia
target: CafeMom
CafeMom, a platform that connects moms and moms-to-be; Revelist, a mobile media publication that delivers fashion and beauty content to millennials; MamásLatinas, a digital destination for Latinas; and BabyNameWizard, a site to look for baby names, each unite women with content and conversations.
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closed 6/21/2017 via BNC Analysis

BrideClick Inc., acquired Mode Media

synopsis: Mode Media's company assets have been acquired by wedding-focused advertising company BrideClick. Mode Media is a consumer social platform for curated content discovery with native in-feed distribution.
buyer: BrideClick Inc.
Working with hundreds of bridal websites and social media influencers, BrideClick aggregates the advertising capabilities of these content creators into one platform. "
target: Mode Media
Mode Media is a consumer social platform for curated content discovery with native in-feed distribution. Mode launched with more than 100,000 premium videos and content human-curated by over 10,000 of the world's most authentic and influential creators and experts.
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closed 8/20/2014 via BNC Analysis

SheKnows.com, acquired StyleCaster Media Group, LLC

synopsis: The fashion and lifestyle site StyleCaster has been acquired by the Scottsdale, Ariz.-based SheKnows Media. StyleCaster Media Group operates an online personal style discovery platform. It provides content on styled looks, fashion features, beauty news, clothes and accessories, events, and weather.
buyer parent: Great Hill Partners LLC
buyer: SheKnows.com
SheKnows.com is the authoritative source for women ages 25-54 with exclusive articles and content on pregnancy, parenting, health, hobbies, entertainment, money, dating, beauty and celebrities - and also serves as the demographic/psychographic hub for a family of other female-centric web properties."
target: StyleCaster Media Group, LLC
StyleCaster Media Group, LLC operates an online personal style discovery platform. It provides content on styled looks, fashion features, beauty news, clothes and accessories, events, and weather.
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closed 8/29/2007 via PR Newswire

TheFind, Inc., acquired Glimpse.com

synopsis: TheFind, Inc., a leading shopping search engine and premier destination for discovering lifestyle goods, today announced that it has acquired the high-fashion shopping website, Glimpse.com.
buyer: TheFind, Inc.
TheFind, Inc. offers the leading shopping search engine that delivers comprehensive, authentic and visually compelling results for products across the lifestyle goods category. The Find.com family also includes leading fashion shopping website Glimpse.com. "
target: Glimpse.com
Glimpse.com, one of Time Magazine's 50 Best Websites 2007, launched earlier this year and has quickly become a popular shopping destination for fashion-conscious women everywhere.
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closed 8/7/2020 via BNC Analysis

MyGlamm, acquired POPxo

synopsis: MyGlamm, an Indian beauty brand, has acquired POPxo, India’s largest online community for millennial women to read, watch, shop and hangout. POPxo offers articles, videos and social media content in six languages. Their content covers fashion and beauty, weddings, sex, lifestyle, and entertainment.
buyer: MyGlamm
MyGlamm is an Indian beauty brand. MyGlamm sells a range of MyGlamm-branded beauty and make-up products such as body lotions, eye shadows, sheet masks, and lip colors. It retails the products both online and offline with over 2,000 point of sales across 50 cities in the country. "
target: POPxo
POPxo is India’s largest online community for millennial women to read, watch, shop and hangout. POPxo offers articles, videos and social media content in six languages. Their content covers fashion and beauty, weddings, sex, lifestyle, and entertainment.
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PayMeOn, Inc.
PayMeOn, Inc.
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year
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rev ($mm)
$0.01
EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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Ticker: US:CVIV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Club Vivanet, Inc.
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year
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Ticker: OM:SPEQT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Speqta AB
Speqta AB
Speqta is a performance marketing company in Sweden. Speqta is a digital media house that owns and operates a leading international advertising network as well as several digital products and services within the performance-based marketing of e-commerce stores.
year
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rev ($mm)
$10.29
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.91
EBIT ($mm)
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Ticker: WSE:DGL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Digital Avenue S.A.
Digital Avenue S.A.
Digital Avenue is a publisher of the largest Polish website for sharing photos - Fotosik.pl, Styl.fm - one of the leaders in the segment of women's websites about fashion and beauty brings together innovative internet and mobile projects around which virtual communities are built.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$0.12
EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: KOSE:A035420
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Naver Corporation
Naver Corporation
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.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$4,765.33
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,101.84
EBIT ($mm)
$908.72
Net Income ($mm)
$632.78
Employees
2346
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Ticker: KOSE:A0354
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Naver {duplicate}
NAVER Corporation is Korea’s premier Internet company, operating the nation’s top search portal “Naver”, Korea’s first online children’s portal “Jr. Naver”, and the nation’s first online donation portal “Happybean”.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$2,306.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$754.40
EBIT ($mm)
$657.00
Net Income ($mm)
$504.00
Employees
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Ticker: MXMI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Max Media Group
Max Media Group
Max Media Group, Inc. is a developer of online integrated digital publishing/distribution platforms for high-end internet consumer segments. Max Media's mission is to be the premier operator and developer of low cost high revenue online integrated publishing/interactive social networks.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$259.93
EBITDA ($mm)
$25.71
EBIT ($mm)
$19.22
Net Income ($mm)
$12.73
Employees
1892
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Ticker: ENXTPA:ALREW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ReWorld Media
ReWorld Media
Reworld Media is specialized in brand content and content commerce through the use of media brands. Founded in France in 2012, the group covers themes such as fashion, beauty, cooking, lifestyle and entertainment.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$198.39
EBITDA ($mm)
$12.44
EBIT ($mm)
$8.77
Net Income ($mm)
$7.67
Employees
453
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Ticker: OM:TASTE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
203 Web Group AB
203 Web Group AB
203 Web Group is a digital media house headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. The concepts behind the products are language dependent, which means that they can be applied on a multinational level and are today represented on a few dozen markets spread out over five continents.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$6.05
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.22)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.74)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: CLKZ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Clicker, Inc.
Clicker, Inc.
Clicker, Inc. is a Web Publisher and Brand Builder focused on developing stand-alone Consumer Brands that incorporate Social Networking and Reward Properties that leverage content, commerce and advertising for the next generation global Internet user.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.34)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.35)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1
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Ticker: OTCPK:JZZI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
JZZ Technologies, Inc.
JZZ Technologies, Inc.
JZZ TECHNOLOGIES is a company dedicated to providing growth in the technology, media and content industry. They are growing their audience and business by leveraging their reach to millions of viewers through their targeted audiences, exceptional content, products, services and benefits.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$0.18
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.00
EBIT ($mm)
($0.01)
Net Income ($mm)
$0.00
Employees
0
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Ticker: FB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Facebook
Facebook
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$78,975.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$30,221.00
EBIT ($mm)
$23,754.00
Net Income ($mm)
$25,276.00
Employees
56653
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Ticker: SEHK:700
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tencent Holdings Ltd.
Tencent Holdings Ltd.
Tencent Holdings Limited is an investment holding company involved in providing internet and mobile value-added services (VAS), online advertising services and e-commerce transactions services
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$56,607.02
EBITDA ($mm)
$20,215.31
EBIT ($mm)
$14,271.20
Net Income ($mm)
$13,447.33
Employees
64238
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Ticker: LSE:MAIL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mail.Ru LLC
Mail.Ru LLC
Mail.Ru Group develops Internet communications and entertainment services in Russia and globally. Today, the company operates Russian language social networks Vkontakte (VK), Odnoklassniki (OK) and Moi Mir (My World), instant messenger services in Russia — Agent Mail.Ru and ICQ and more.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,350.66
EBITDA ($mm)
$328.21
EBIT ($mm)
$246.11
Net Income ($mm)
$176.10
Employees
3463
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Ticker: TSE:2121
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mixi, Inc.
Mixi, Inc.
mixi, Inc. is an information technology (IT) company that has two business segments. The Social Net segment operates a Website for social networking services (SNSs) under the site name mixi. The Find Job! segment operates a job advertising site under the name Find Job!
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,098.60
EBITDA ($mm)
$236.69
EBIT ($mm)
$223.23
Net Income ($mm)
$144.76
Employees
960
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Ticker: TSE:3632
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gree, Inc.
Gree, Inc.
GREE develops games at its studios in Japan, North America, and South Korea, producing high-ranking titles in the app markets of each region. The company was founded in 2004.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$703.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$97.60
EBIT ($mm)
$85.11
Net Income ($mm)
$42.53
Employees
1416
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Ticker: BSE:532368
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lycos Internet Limited
Lycos Internet Limited
Lycos Internet Limited has evolved from one of the first search engines on the web into a digital media powerhouse with three major divisions: LYCOS Media, LYCOS Advertising, and LYCOS Life (consumer products division). The company employs over 500 people working out of 24 offices worldwide.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$325.42
EBITDA ($mm)
$91.06
EBIT ($mm)
$88.24
Net Income ($mm)
$58.21
Employees
1000
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Ticker: RENN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Renren Inc.
Renren Inc.
Renren Inc. operates a leading real-name social networking internet platform in China. Renren enables users to connect and communicate with each other, share information, create user generated content, play online games, watch videos and enjoy a wide range of other features and services.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$125.37
EBITDA ($mm)
($77.83)
EBIT ($mm)
($76.85)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
988
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