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closed 1/23/2014 via Reuters

AOL Inc., acquired Gravity

synopsis: AOL Inc, a leading global Web services company, has agreed to buy Gravity, a company that tailors content according to the reader's interest, for $83 million. Gravity is a software startup, co-founded by Amit Kapur, that tracks users to show them ads and content more relevant to them.
buyer: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL Inc. is a leading global Web services company with an extensive suite of brands and offerings and a substantial worldwide audience. AOL's business spans online content, products and services that the company offers to consumers, publishers and advertisers. "
target: Gravity
Gravity is the world’s most advanced personalization company. Gravity semantically understands each user’s individual interests, calculates the strength of those attachments over time and returns recommendations designed to optimize engagement and user experience.
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$83
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closed 12/9/2013 via Market Wire

24/7 Media, Inc., acquired Crystal Semantics

synopsis: 24/7 Media, Inc., WPP Digital's marketing technology company, announced its acquisition of Crystal Semantics from ad pepper media International. Crystal Semantics is an award-winning provider of semantic advertising solutions.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: 24/7 Media, Inc.
24/7 Media, Inc. provides digital marketing solutions for advertisers and publishers globally by empowering them to reach their target audiences with greater precision and transparency, resulting in better ROI. "
target parent: ad pepper media
target: Crystal Semantics
Crystal Semantics is the leading provider of semantic advertising solutions. The company's technology is based upon proprietary semantic technology which is the result of a 17 year language engineering project with over 500 man years of development.
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announced 4/23/2012 via Market Wire

MediaMind Technologies Inc., will acquire PEER39

synopsis: DG, the world's leading ad management and distribution platform, announced a definitive agreement to acquire privately held Peer39 Inc., a provider of webpage level data for approximately $15.5 million in cash and stock. Peer39 will be integrated into DG's online division MediaMind, a provider of digital ad campaign management solutions.
buyer parent: Digital Generation, Inc.
buyer: MediaMind Technologies Inc.
MediaMind Technologies is a provider of digital ad campaign management solutions to advertising agencies and advertisers. It provides media and creative agencies, advertisers and publishers with an integrated platform to manage campaigns across digital media channels and a variety of formats. "
target: PEER39
Peer39 is the leading provider of data based on the content and structure of web pages for the purpose of improving the relevance and effectiveness of online display advertising. Peer39's data attributes are critical to Real Time Bidding (RTB).
price ($mm)
$13
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announced 11/20/2019 via PR Newswire

Episerver AB, will acquire idio Inc.

synopsis: Episerver, Sweden's customer-centric digital experience company, will acquire Idio, a content personalization and analytics platform powering the digital buying experience of some of the world's largest enterprise organizations.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: Episerver AB
Headquartered in Sweden, Episerver empowers businesses to scale through the most customer-centric approach to digital experiences. Its Customer-Centric Digital Experience Platform features best-in-class content management, robust commerce, and intuitive data and personalization solutions. "
target: idio Inc.
Idio makes 1:1 marketing possible for global B2B enterprises. Idio's platform uses Content Intelligence to predict the interests of every individual and automatically deliver relevant experiences. Global leaders trust Idio's AI to maximize buyer engagement, whilst handling marketing complexity.
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closed 11/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

Welcoming, acquired Mediego

synopsis: Welcoming, a company that provides client focused solutions that boost brand audience and business results, has acquired Mediego, an innovative solution for personalization based on a behavioral algorithm that analyzes complex data collected online or outlets.
buyer: Welcoming
Based in France, Welcoming provides client focused solutions that boost brand audience and business results. Welcoming is a pay-for-performance-only specialist of an audience extension and business generation via newsletters. "
target: Mediego
Based in France, Mediego is an innovative solution for personalization based on a behavioral algorithm that analyzes complex data collected online or outlets. Clients can send highly customized content to their customers, identify their preferences, interests and their potential to purchase.
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closed 9/18/2019 via BusinessWire

Innovid, Inc., acquired Herolens

synopsis: Innovid, an omnichannel advertising and analytics platform built for television, has acquired Herolens, an advertising software company with expertise in display creative optimization technology. The acquisition expands Innovid’s global ad serving, dynamic creative personalization, and advanced measurement capabilities to include display formats.
buyer: Innovid, Inc.
Innovid is an independent omnichannel advertising and analytics platform built for television. Innovid uses data to enable the personalization, delivery, and measurement of ads across several digitally enabled channels in the market, including TV, video, display, social, and out of home. "
target: Herolens
Herolens is a Marketing Technology company with a focus on building technological solutions to help brands create engaging, authentic, and relevant content for their users. Herolens' Creative Management Platform allows clients to have creative control over their marketing efforts from a central hub.
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closed 5/29/2019 via Company Press Release

Upland Software, acquired Kapost

synopsis: Upland Software, Inc., a leader in cloud-based enterprise work management software, has acquired Kapost, a leading content operations platform provider for sales and marketing. Kapost is an important addition to Upland’s Enterprise Sales Enablement and Customer Experience Management (CXM) solution suites.
buyer: Upland Software (UPLD:$183.83)
Upland Software is a leader in cloud-based enterprise work management software. Upland provides seven enterprise cloud solution suites that enable users to win and engage customers, automate business operations, manage projects and IT costs, and share knowledge throughout the enterprise. "
target: Kapost
Kapost is a leading cloud-based content operations platform provider for sales and marketing. Kapost enables organizations with complex buying cycles to plan and produce personalized content with a targeted message, streamline distribution across channels, and analyze content performance at scale.
price ($mm)
$50
rev ($mm)
$15
EBITDA ($mm)
$7
EV / rev
3.3x
EV / EBITDA
7.1x
closed 2/13/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Fiverr, acquired ClearVoice

synopsis: Fiverr, an online marketplace for freelance services in Israel, has acquired ClearVoice, a SaaS-based content marketing platform and marketplace. ClearVoice helps brands create content that empowers, delights, and activates by connecting them with world-class freelance talent through their easy-to-use collaborative platform.
buyer: Fiverr
Based in Israel, Fiverr’s mission is to change how the world works together. The Fiverr platform helps connect businesses with freelancers offering digital services including graphic design, copywriting, voice overs and music and film editing. "
target: ClearVoice
ClearVoice is a SaaS-based content marketing platform and marketplace. ClearVoice helps brands create content that empowers, delights, and activates by connecting them with world-class freelance talent through their easy-to-use collaborative platform.
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closed 10/1/2018 via BNC Analysis

Linkfluence, acquired Scoop.it

synopsis: Linkfluence, a social media marketing company, has acquired Scoop.it, a lean content marketing company that automates content marketing to generate traffic and leads with their unique technology that enables ROI-driven marketers to produce content at scale.
buyer: Linkfluence
Based in the UK, Linkfluence is a social media marketing company. With their leading social listening tools and team of local research analysts, they analyze real-time social data to help brands and agencies make better business decisions. "
target: Scoop.it
Scoop.it is a lean content marking company that automates content marketing to generate traffic and leads with their unique technology that enables ROI-driven marketers to produce content at scale by automating content research and curation.
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closed 6/8/2018 via PR Newswire

Impartner, acquired Tremolo Software

synopsis: Partner Relationship Management (PRM) leader Impartner purchases Tremolo Software to automate vendor delivery of customized news to partners. UK-based Tremolo Software is a privately-owned enterprise-class software company that helps customers drive brand engagement.
buyer: Impartner
Impartner delivers the industry's most advanced SaaS-based Partner Relationship Management (PRM) solution, helping companies worldwide manage their partner relationships and accelerate revenue and profitability through indirect sales channels. "
target: Tremolo Software
UK-based Tremolo Software is a privately-owned enterprise-class software company that helps customers drive brand engagement. Tremolo provides NewsOnDemand®, a unique newsletter platform that allows the creation of automated newsletters to partners.
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closed 10/13/2017 via BusinessWire

Teleperformance SA, acquired Wibilong, SAS

synopsis: Teleperformance has acquired French start-up Wibilong, a pioneer in collaborative brand and consumer solutions. Wibilong provides digital businesses with a SaaS (software as a service) platform that generates huge amounts of content through product discussions, thanks to the creation and activation of consumer communities.
buyer: Teleperformance SA (ENXTPA:TEP:$4,858.21)
Teleperformance is the worldwide leader in outsourced omnichannel customer experience management. They connect brands with their customers by providing customer care, technical support, customer acquisition, digital solutions, analytics, back-office and other specialized services. "
target: Wibilong, SAS
Wibilong is a SaaS platform that enables the generation of huge amounts of content in the form of conversations about products, thanks to the creation and activation of consumer communities. Wibilong returns consumers to the centre of companies' marketing strategies.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/21/2017 via PR Newswire

ScribbleLive, acquired ion interactive, inc.

synopsis: ScribbleLive, the leading content experience platform, announced that it has acquired interactive content platform provider, ion interactive. ion interactive is an enterprise SaaS platform that empowers modern marketers to produce data-driven interactive content at scale and without code.
buyer: ScribbleLive
Based in Canada, ScribbleLive is the leading content experience platform. ScribbleLive help brands, sports and media organizations manage the full lifecycle of their content. With ScribbleLive, you can ideate, plan, create, distribute and measure your content for any stage of the buyer's journey. "
target: ion interactive, inc.
ion interactive is an enterprise SaaS platform that empowers modern marketers to produce data-driven interactive content at scale and without code. They empower modern marketers to produce engaging, interactive content marketing that generates higher quality leads.
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closed 8/9/2016 via BusinessWire

Monotype Imaging, acquired Olapic

synopsis: Monotype, a leader in helping to empower expression and engagement through type, technology and expertise, announced it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Olapic. Olapic’s Earned Content Platform helps brands collect, curate, use and analyze user-generated content in the form of images and videos in their ecommerce experiences.
buyer: Monotype Imaging (TYPE:$243.96)
Monotype is a leader in empowering expression and engagement through a combination of type, technology and expertise. Monotype provides customers worldwide with typeface solutions for a broad range of creative applications and consumer devices. "
target: Olapic
Olapic is the leading visual marketing platform for the curation, activation, and analysis of Earned Content. Olapic works with hundreds of global brands to amplify marketing and e-commerce channels with images and videos from real people, creating more personalized and powerful brand experiences.
price ($mm)
$130
rev ($mm)
$9
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
14.4x
EV / EBITDA
announced 5/3/2016 via BusinessWire

Adobe Systems Incorporated, will acquire Livefyre

synopsis: Adobe announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately held Livefyre, a content curation and audience engagement company. The Livefyre platform gives brands and publishers instant access to billions of pieces of user generated content that can be streamed in real-time right to their sites, ads, emails, TV, and apps.
buyer: Adobe Systems Incorporated (ADBE:$11,153.96)
Adobe is the global leader in digital marketing and digital media solutions. Adobe’s tools and services allow their customers to create groundbreaking digital content, deploy it across media and devices, measure and optimize it over time, and achieve greater business success. "
target: Livefyre
Livefyre helps companies engage consumers through a combination of real-time conversation, social curation and social advertising. As one of the largest network online, Livefyre is powering real-time social experiences for over 400 leading brands.
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closed 4/1/2016 via Company Press Release

EQT, acquired Sitecore

synopsis: EQT has entered into an agreement to acquire a majority stake in Sitecore A/S from its founders, Technology Crossover Ventures and other minority shareholders. Founded in 2001, Sitecore has emerged to become one of the global leaders of customer experience management software.
buyer: EQT (EQT:$561.47)
EQT is a leading global private equity group with approximately EUR 29 billion in raised capital. EQT has portfolio companies in Europe, Asia and the US. EQT works with portfolio companies to achieve sustainable growth, operational excellence and market leadership. "
target: Sitecore
Sitecore is the global leader in experience management software that enables context marketing. The Sitecore® Experience Platform™ manages content, supplies contextual intelligence, and automates communications, at scale.
price ($mm)
$1,139
rev ($mm)
$223
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
5.1x
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/4/2015 via BusinessWire

SurveyMonkey, acquired TechValidate Software Inc.

synopsis: SurveyMonkey, the world’s leading online survey and data insights platform, announced the acquisition of TechValidate, a web-based software platform specializing in marketing content automation. The acquisition allows SurveyMonkey's clients to publish marketing content from their survey findings.
buyer: SurveyMonkey (NasdaqGS:SVMK:$276.92)
SurveyMonkey is the world’s leading online survey platform, with more than 2 million survey responses every day. SurveyMonkey has revolutionized the way people give and take feedback, making it accessible, easy and affordable for everyone. "
target: TechValidate Software Inc.
TechValidate is a pioneer and leader in the marketing content automation field. TechValidate's on-demand offering is the first and only automated platform that collects and transforms customer experience data into credible content for use across all key marketing and sales communication channels.
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closed 4/28/2015 via BNC Analysis

Kindful, acquired Populr

synopsis: Kindful, a cloud-based donor management and fundraising solution, has acquired Populr. Populr is the easiest way to create and share single web pages that are richer than an email, but faster than a website. From sales proposals to internal memos, it can be used to communicate more effectively within organizations.
buyer: Kindful
Kindful is a cloud-based donor management and fundraising solution designed to help nonprofit organizations maximize their potential. Kindful helps organizations increase fundraising effectiveness through an intuitive CRM system, integrated online fundraising tools and in-depth donor analytics. "
target: Populr
Populr is the easiest way to create and share single web pages that are richer than an email, but faster than a website. From sales proposals to internal memos, Populr can be used to communicate more effectively within organizations.
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closed 3/23/2015 via GlobeNewswire

Cision AB, acquired Viralheat

synopsis: Cision, a leading global media intelligence company, announced the acquisition of Viralheat, a top social media engagement platform. Cision is building out the industry's most comprehensive suite of social engagement tools, and now this acquisition will reinforce the company's commitment to expanding its social capabilities.
buyer parent: GTCR, LLC
buyer: Cision AB (CISN:$739.91)
Cision is a leading global media intelligence company, serving the complete workflow of today's PR and communication professionals. Cision enables communicators to improve their marketing and strengthen data-driven decision making. "
target: Viralheat
Viralheat is the enterprise content marketing and social media management platform that provides digital marketers with social media monitoring, publishing, analytics, content intelligence and reporting in a single, intuitive interface.
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closed 11/25/2014 via BNC Analysis

VigLink, Inc., acquired LinkSmart

synopsis: VigLink, the leading platform for content-driven commerce, announced that it is acquiring Boulder, Colo.-based startup LinkSmart. LinkSmart delivers content marketing automation, analytics and management software to leading brands and media companies.
buyer: VigLink, Inc.
VigLink is the leading platform for content-driven commerce. The largest network of its kind, VigLink monetizes content that drives commerce for over 300,000 sites and works with more than 35,000 merchants to drive sales. "
target: LinkSmart
LinkSmart delivers content marketing automation, analytics and management software to leading brands and media companies. Founded in 2009, LinkSmart is based in Boulder, Colorado and is backed by leading technology venture capital firms Foundry Group and Costanoa Venture Capital.
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closed 8/25/2014 via Company Press Release

Dynamic Signal, acquired PaperShare, Inc.

synopsis: Dynamic Signal has announced their acquisition of PaperShare, the real-time demand generation platform that lets companies see who is viewing their content marketing and then directly engage with them. PaperShare streamlines the content marketing process by putting content at the center of companies' customer acquisition process.
buyer: Dynamic Signal
Dynamic Signal offers the only comprehensive cloud platform bringing together social CRM and content marketing to solve a brands marketing challenges and measure real ROI. "
target parent: Rembrandt Venture Partners
target: PaperShare, Inc.
PaperShare is the real-time demand generation platform that lets companies see who is viewing their content marketing and then directly engage with them. PaperShare streamlines the content marketing process by putting content at the center of companies' customer acquisition process.
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closed 1/23/2014 via Reuters

AOL Inc., acquired Gravity

synopsis: AOL Inc, a leading global Web services company, has agreed to buy Gravity, a company that tailors content according to the reader's interest, for $83 million. Gravity is a software startup, co-founded by Amit Kapur, that tracks users to show them ads and content more relevant to them.
buyer: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL Inc. is a leading global Web services company with an extensive suite of brands and offerings and a substantial worldwide audience. AOL's business spans online content, products and services that the company offers to consumers, publishers and advertisers. "
target: Gravity
Gravity is the world’s most advanced personalization company. Gravity semantically understands each user’s individual interests, calculates the strength of those attachments over time and returns recommendations designed to optimize engagement and user experience.
price ($mm)
$83
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closed 6/13/2017 via PR Newswire

AOL Inc., acquired Yahoo! Inc.

synopsis: Verizon Communications Inc., a company that that offers wireless telecommunications products and services, has completed its acquisition of the operating business of Yahoo! Inc., known for its Web portal, search engine Yahoo! Search, and related services. Verizon has combined these assets with its existing AOL business.
buyer parent: Verizon Communications
buyer: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL is a media technology company with a mission to connect consumers and creators through open marketplaces. AOL uses data to disrupt content production, distribution and monetization. The company connects publishers with advertisers across its global, programmatic platforms. "
target: Yahoo! Inc. (AABA:$5,409.25)
Yahoo! Inc. is focused on making the world's daily habits inspiring and entertaining. They operate an internet search engine that creates highly personalized experiences for their users, keeping people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the globe.
price ($mm)
$4,826
rev ($mm)
$4,894
EBITDA ($mm)
$151
EV / rev
1.0x
EV / EBITDA
31.9x
closed 1/25/2016 via BNC Analysis

AOL Inc., acquired AlephD

synopsis: AOL, Inc. has acquired AlephD, a Paris-based startup that helps publishers automatically indentify the best price for each ad impression. AlephD provides real-time solutions to publishers selling inventory over RTB.
buyer parent: Verizon Communications
buyer: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL is a media technology company that simplifies the Internet for consumers and creators by unleashing the world's best builders of culture and code. AOL operates at scale, connecting tens of thousands of publishers with advertisers on its global and programmatic, content and advertising platforms."
target: AlephD
AlephD provides real-time solutions to publishers selling inventory over RTB. AlephD provides real-time capabilities to online publishers. Its solutions instantly boost digital publishers RTB revenues (Real Time Bidding) by up to 30%.
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closed 10/23/2015 via BusinessWire

AOL Inc., acquired Millennial Media

synopsis: AOL, a media technology company, announced the successful completion of its tender offer to purchase all outstanding shares of Millennial Media, the leading independent mobile ad marketplace, making mobile simple for the world’s top brands, app developers and mobile web publishers.
buyer parent: Verizon Communications
buyer: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL is a media technology company that simplifies the Internet for consumers and creators by unleashing the world's best builders of culture and code. AOL operates at scale, connecting tens of thousands of publishers with advertisers on its global and programmatic, content and advertising platforms."
target: Millennial Media (NYSE:MM:$285.27)
Millennial Media is the leading independent mobile ad marketplace, making mobile simple for the world’s top brands, app developers and mobile web publishers. The company’s unique data and technology assets enable its advertising clients to connect with their target audiences at scale.
price ($mm)[EV]
$201 [$171]*
rev ($mm)
$285
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.8x
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/31/2015 via BNC Analysis

AOL Inc., acquired Kanvas

synopsis: AOL, a media technology company, is acquiring Kanvas Labs, maker of mobile social apps. Kanvas' flagship product lets users get creative with mixed media by combining photos, gifs, video and audio and editing the content with their creative toolset including stickers, typography, painting and overlays.
buyer parent: Verizon Communications
buyer: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL is a media technology company that simplifies the Internet for consumers and creators by unleashing the world's best builders of culture and code. AOL operates at scale, connecting tens of thousands of publishers with advertisers on its global and programmatic, content and advertising platforms."
target: Kanvas
Kanvas is powering mobile creativity through a suite of connected products. Their flagship product lets users get creative with mixed media by combining photos, gifs, video and audio and editing the content with their creative toolset including stickers, typography, painting and overlays.
price ($mm)
$0.46
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closed 8/26/2015 via BNC Analysis

AOL Inc., acquired AsheAvenue

synopsis: AOL, a media technology company, has acquired Ashe Avenue, a digital solutions agency that offers services in multimedia, web applications, marketing campaigns, branding, events, integrate social media, mobile applications, and more.
buyer parent: Verizon Communications
buyer: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL is a media technology company that simplifies the Internet for consumers and creators by unleashing the world's best builders of culture and code. AOL operates at scale, connecting tens of thousands of publishers with advertisers on its global and programmatic, content and advertising platforms."
target: AsheAvenue
Ashe Avenue is a digital solutions agency that offers services multimedia, web applications, marketing campaigns, branding, events, integrate social media, mobile applications, and more. They are based in New York, with another office in North Carolina.
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closed 6/8/2015 via BNC Analysis

AOL Inc., acquired Velos.io

synopsis: AOL has acquired a predictive analytics startup called Velos and has shut down the startup’s service, which enabled companies to connect data sets, clean up data, and run predictive models. Velos works with large enterprises in Advertising & Media, Government, Banking & Finance, and more.
buyer: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL is a media technology company that simplifies the Internet for consumers and creators by unleashing the world's best builders of culture and code. AOL operates at scale, connecting tens of thousands of publishers with advertisers on its global and programmatic, content and advertising platforms."
target: Velos.io
Velos provides full lifecycle management products for Predictive Analytics. Velos allows companies to quickly connect varied data sources, engineer features, evaluate models, scale to production, and manage operations. Velos works with large enterprises in Advertising & Media, Government, and more.
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closed 6/23/2015 via PR Newswire

Verizon Communications, acquired AOL Inc.

synopsis: Verizon Communications Inc., a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless communications, has acquired AOL Inc. AOL is at the center of disruption of how content is being produced, distributed, consumed and monetized by connecting publishers with advertisers on its global, programmatic content and advertising platforms.
buyer: Verizon Communications (VZ:$131,087.00)
Verizon Communications Inc., headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to consumer, business, government and wholesale customers. "
target: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL is a media technology company that simplifies the Internet for consumers and creators by unleashing the world's best builders of culture and code. AOL operates at scale, connecting tens of thousands of publishers with advertisers on its global and programmatic, content and advertising platforms.
price ($mm)[EV]
$4,135 [$4,126]
rev ($mm)
$2,569
EBITDA ($mm)
$433
EV / rev
1.7x
EV / EBITDA
9.9x
closed 12/1/2014 via BusinessWire

AOL Inc., acquired Vidible Inc.

synopsis: AOL Inc. announced it has acquired Vidible Inc., the leading independent cross-screen video management and exchange platform for buyers and sellers of digital media. The acquisition further extends AOL’s leadership position in video content management and syndication.
buyer: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL is a media technology company that simplifies the Internet for consumers and creators by unleashing the world's best builders of culture and code. AOL operates at scale, connecting tens of thousands of publishers with advertisers on its global and programmatic, content and advertising platforms."
target: Vidible Inc.
Founded in 2012, Vidible is the leading video management and exchange technology platform, enabling buyers and sellers of digital media to manage and monetize video content across all devices. With offices in New York, San Francisco and Seattle, Vidible is transforming the digital media environment.
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closed 5/22/2014 via BNC Analysis

PrecisionDemand merged with Adap.tv,

synopsis: AOL announced the acquisition of advanced TV audience targeting platform PrecisionDemand, which will be integrated into its Adap.tv system. PrecisionDemand is one of several start-ups and more established researchers that are utilizing Big Data to refine the way advertisers and agencies target TV advertising inventory.
buyer parent: AOL Inc.
buyer: Adap.tv
Adap.tv is the video advertising platform of choice for the world’s largest brands, agencies, publishers and ad networks. A unified, programmatic platform that provides buyers and sellers with automated tools to plan, buy and measure across linear TV and online video. "
target: PrecisionDemand
PrecisionDemand is the first and only TV media agency with a solution for accurately targeting all TV and measuring its impact on sales. We know how to use 1st party data to pull the right levers to harness the promise of TV advertising.
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announced 5/6/2014 via BNC Analysis

AOL Inc., will acquire Convertro, Inc.

synopsis: AOL announced an agreement to acquire Convertro, a leading provider of multi-touch attribution modeling technology for brands and agencies. Convertro helps marketers and agencies maximize their return on advertising spend across online and offline media channels through granular insights into each channel, format, ad creative and audience segment.
buyer: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL Inc. is a leading global Web services company with an extensive suite of brands and offerings and a substantial worldwide audience. AOL's business spans online content, products and services that the company offers to consumers, publishers and advertisers. "
target: Convertro, Inc.
Convertro provides organizations with insightful analytics that capture the entire lead source path and its influence on conversion, revenue and profit. Converto enables marketers to link digital and physical strategies by synchronizing online exposures to TV ads or paper catalogs, at single source.
price ($mm)
$91
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EV / EBITDA
closed 1/23/2014 via Reuters

AOL Inc., acquired Gravity

synopsis: AOL Inc, a leading global Web services company, has agreed to buy Gravity, a company that tailors content according to the reader's interest, for $83 million. Gravity is a software startup, co-founded by Amit Kapur, that tracks users to show them ads and content more relevant to them.
buyer: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL Inc. is a leading global Web services company with an extensive suite of brands and offerings and a substantial worldwide audience. AOL's business spans online content, products and services that the company offers to consumers, publishers and advertisers. "
target: Gravity
Gravity is the world’s most advanced personalization company. Gravity semantically understands each user’s individual interests, calculates the strength of those attachments over time and returns recommendations designed to optimize engagement and user experience.
price ($mm)
$83
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announced 1/16/2014 via Company Press Release

Hale Global, will acquire Patch Media Corporation

synopsis: AOL has sold a majority stake in Patch Media to Hale Global. Patch combines localized, professional journalism with community contribution and a platform that puts all town assets online – in effect, digitizing the community. Patch currently has “Patches” in five communities with four more in development. The company was founded in 2007.
buyer: Hale Global
Hale Global is a technology holding company with offices in Boston and New York. Hale Global partners with leading companies and their management teams to invest in and manage businesses facing operational or strategic inflection points. "
target parent: AOL Inc.
target: Patch Media Corporation
Founded in 2007 and headquartered in New York, Patch combines localized, professional journalism with community contribution and a platform that puts all town assets online – in effect, digitizing the community. Patch currently has “Patches” in five communities with four more in development.
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closed 1/14/2014 via PR Newswire

Radionomy, acquired Winamp and Shoutcast

synopsis: Radionomy, which provides one of the largest platforms for radio producers and broadcasters and the world's largest digital audio advertising network through the business combination with TargetSpot, announced that it has acquired media player Winamp and internet radio platform Shoutcast from AOL.
buyer: Radionomy
Radionomy essentially offers everyone a chance to set up their own Internet radio station free of charge and share a personalized radio show complete with music programming, jingles and commercials with friends and the rest of the world. "
target parent: AOL Inc.
target: Winamp and Shoutcast
The Winamp media player offers the ability to listen to, watch and manage music, video, podcasts and internet radio on desktop and mobile devices. SHOUTcast offers thousands of free Internet radio stations from DJs and broadcasters around the world.
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closed 9/6/2013 via BusinessWire

AOL Inc., acquired Adap.tv

synopsis: AOL Inc., a leading global Web services company, announced it has completed its acquisition of Adap.tv, Inc., a leading global, programmatic video advertising platform for the world’s largest brands, agencies, and publishers.
buyer: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL Inc. is a leading global Web services company with an extensive suite of brands and offerings and a substantial worldwide audience. AOL's business spans online content, products and services that the company offers to consumers, publishers and advertisers. "
target: Adap.tv
Adap.tv is the video advertising platform of choice for the world’s largest brands, agencies, publishers and ad networks. It's a unified, programmatic platform that provides buyers and sellers with automated tools to plan, buy and measure across linear TV and online video.
price ($mm)
$405
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/3/2013 via

Townsquare Media Group, will purchase Music and Comic Book Sites from AOL Inc.

synopsis: Townsquare Media Group announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire AOL Music assets The Boot, The BoomBox and NoiseCreep, as well as ComicsAlliance from AOL Inc. The new digital properties will join Townsquare Media Group’s national digital business and the staffs of these sites are joining Townsquare.
buyer: Townsquare Media Group (NYSE:TSQ:$507.43)
Townsquare Media Group is a diversified media, entertainment and digital marketing services company that owns and operates radio, digital and live event properties. The Company specializes in creating and distributing original entertainment, music and lifestyle content. "
seller: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
The AOL Music assets include: country and bluegrass site "The Boot"; rap, hip-hop and R&B site "The BoomBox"; and hard rock and heavy metal site "NoiseCreep", as well as comic books site "ComicsAlliance".
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closed 5/7/2013 via Company Press Release

About.me, Inc., acquired Wefollow

synopsis: About.me has acquired Wefollow. The Wefollow service is a beautifully designed directory that enables people to discover others with common interests (e.g. sports, politics, comedy, etc.).
buyer parent: AOL Inc.
buyer: About.me, Inc.
About.me, Inc. offers product that empowers people to create a single personal profile page that presents their online identities. "
target: Wefollow
Wefollow operates an online community. Upon signup each user enters up to 5 interests of theirs. Each user on Wefollow has explicitly specified their interests.
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closed 2/13/2013 via AP - Associated Press

AOL Inc., acquired gdgt

synopsis: AOL has acquired the tech gadget reviews site gdgt. gdgt is the place to get reviews from people who have the product somebody is looking for. People can build a product list and get sent the best new reviews of the gadgets they want, and the most helpful questions and answers about the gadgets they have.
buyer: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL Inc. is a leading global Web services company with an extensive suite of brands and offerings and a substantial worldwide audience. AOL's business spans online content, products and services that the company offers to consumers, publishers and advertisers. "
target: gdgt
gdgt is a consumer electronics site. gdgt is the place to get reviews from people who have the product somebody is looking for. People can build a product list and get sent the best new reviews of the gadgets they want, and the most helpful questions and answers about the gadgets they have.
price ($mm)
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closed 12/5/2012 via PE Hub

Advertising.com, acquired Buysight

synopsis: AOL’s Advertising.com Group announced that it has strengthened its premium advertising product offering by acquiring Buysight, Inc., a leading provider of retargeting and intent-based targeted advertising. This transaction further solidifies the Advertising.com Group as a global leader in advertising technologies across display, mobile and video.
buyer parent: AOL Inc.
buyer: Advertising.com
Advertising.com is one of the industry’s largest online advertising networks. Their marketing suite offers tools for display advertising, behavioral marketing, promotional marketing, managed affiliate placements and video advertising. "
target: Buysight
Based in Sunnyvale, California and founded in 2008, Buysight is a performance advertising company focused on retargeting using intent-based Dynamic Creative Optimization and advanced machine learning technology.
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closed 11/14/2012 via BNC Analysis

MapQuest.com, Inc., acquired Everlater Inc.

synopsis: Boulder-based Everlater announced that it has been acquired by Denver-based MapQuest. Everlater allows users to create free travel blogs to share their experiences and connect with others.
buyer parent: AOL Inc.
buyer: MapQuest.com, Inc.
MapQuest, Inc. offers Internet, wireless, and business mapping applications. The company, through MapQuest.com, provides consumers with mapping and navigation solutions, and features, such as aerial/hybrid imagery, multi-point routing, and the ability to find the lowest gas prices. "
target: Everlater Inc.
Everlater is a free travel blog designed to help adventurers around the world share their experiences and connect with others.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/15/2012 via BNC Analysis

AOL Inc., acquired Hipster, Inc.

synopsis: AOL has announced that it has acquired iOS and Android photo-sharing app Hipster. Hipster's applications and website allow more than 100,000 users to create postcards from photos taken on iPhone and Android devices.
buyer: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL Inc. is a leading global Web services company with an extensive suite of brands and offerings and a substantial worldwide audience. AOL's business spans online content, products and services that the company offers to consumers, publishers and advertisers. "
target: Hipster, Inc.
Hipster, Inc. is an iOS and android photo-sharing app. Its applications and website allow more than 100,000 users to create postcards from photos taken on iPhone and Android devices.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/20/2018 via BusinessWire

FiscalNote Inc., acquired CQ Roll Call

synopsis: FiscalNote, a technology innovator at the intersection of global business and government that provides advanced, data-driven Issues Management solutions, announced it has acquired CQ Roll Call from The Economist Group. CQ Roll Call provides essential intelligence and grassroots advocacy resources to take action.
buyer: FiscalNote Inc.
FiscalNote Inc. provides a cloud-based government risk management platform for managing government impact and public issues. They analyze and manage government risk, opportunity, and influence at the local, state, federal, and international levels. "
target parent: The Economist Group Limited
target: CQ Roll Call
CQ Roll Call provides essential intelligence and grassroots advocacy resources to take action. As the premier source of news and coverage of elections and the politics of legislation, CQ is on the pulse of the legislative process and give their clients what they need to maximize their influence.
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closed 6/23/2015 via PR Newswire

Verizon Communications, acquired AOL Inc.

synopsis: Verizon Communications Inc., a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless communications, has acquired AOL Inc. AOL is at the center of disruption of how content is being produced, distributed, consumed and monetized by connecting publishers with advertisers on its global, programmatic content and advertising platforms.
buyer: Verizon Communications (VZ:$131,087.00)
Verizon Communications Inc., headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to consumer, business, government and wholesale customers. "
target: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL is a media technology company that simplifies the Internet for consumers and creators by unleashing the world's best builders of culture and code. AOL operates at scale, connecting tens of thousands of publishers with advertisers on its global and programmatic, content and advertising platforms.
price ($mm)[EV]
$4,135 [$4,126]
rev ($mm)
$2,569
EBITDA ($mm)
$433
EV / rev
1.7x
EV / EBITDA
9.9x
closed 8/17/2010 via PR Newswire

Ku6 Media Co., Ltd., purchased Online Audio Business from Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited

synopsis: Ku6 Media Co., Ltd. (formerly named Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd.) ("Ku6"), a leader in online video portal operations in China, and Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited ("Shanda"), a leading interactive entertainment media company in China, announced that Ku6 and Shanda have completed the asset transactions entered into on June 1, 2010.
buyer: Ku6 Media Co., Ltd. (KUTV:$10.91)
Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd. is a leader in artist development, music production, concerts and other music events and offline distribution, and distributon of music and music-related products such as ringtones, in China. "
seller: Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited (SNDA:$5,572.25)
Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited is a leading interactive entertainment media company in China. Shanda offers a portfolio of diversified entertainment content including some of the most popular massively multi-player and casual online games in China.
price ($mm)
$18
rev ($mm)
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EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/22/2010 via PR Newswire

Jesta Group, acquired Fox Mobile Group

synopsis: Jesta Group has announced the acquisition of Fox Mobile Group from News Corporation. FMG is a global leader in mobile content distribution, production and services. FMG includes such well-known consumer brands as Jamba, Jamster, Mobizzo and iLove, as well as Bitbop, a mobile video service and entertainment platform.
buyer: Jesta Group
Jesta Group is a diversified company with a long history as a leading investor in all classes of global real estate and hospitality as well as in other important sectors of the economy, notably in the fields of manufacturing, technology and aviation. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: Fox Mobile Group
Fox Mobile Group is a global leader in mobile content distribution, production and services. FMG includes such well-known consumer brands as Jamba, Jamster, Mobizzo and iLove, as well as Bitbop, a mobile video service and entertainment platform.
price ($mm)
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closed 10/5/2010 via PR Newswire

Cellfish Media, LLC, acquired Airborne Mobile, Inc.

synopsis: Cellfish Media LLC, a mobile-internet publisher and mobile-marketing solution provider, had acquired Airborne Mobile, a leading mobile-application publisher. The newly formed Airborne Studios combines Cellfish Media's original-content publishing activities with Airborne Mobile's distribution of globally iconic brands.
buyer parent: Lagardère SCA
buyer: Cellfish Media, LLC
Cellfish Media provides publishers with mobile-marketing solutions to monetize their traffic and advertisers with a powerful and targeted tool to reach prospects and clients. Cellfish is a major player in Mobile-Internet publishing, with more than 14 million unique clients worldwide. "
target parent: CYBIRD Co., Ltd.
target: Airborne Mobile, Inc.
For over a decade, Airborne Mobile has blazed a distinctive trail, helping to pioneer, build and establish the burgeoning mobile media space by conceiving, creating and distributing best-of-breed mobile programs.
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announced 6/21/2005 via PR Newswire

CYBIRD Co., Ltd., will acquire Airborne Entertainment

synopsis: CYBIRD Co., Ltd., one of Japan's preeminent mobile media companies and a pioneer in mobile content services, announced today that it has agreed to acquire Airborne Entertainment Inc., one of North America's leading mobile entertainment companies, in a transaction valued at approximately $90 million.
buyer: CYBIRD Co., Ltd.
CYBIRD is a leading mobile content and service provider in Japan. Founded in September 1998. CYBIRD provides fully integrated content solutions and systems for Internet-enabled mobile phones, covering consultation, planning, content development, operation, and maintenance. "
target: Airborne Entertainment
Airborne Entertainment is a leading publisher of entertainment content for mobile phones. The company creates, packages, and distributes games, lifestyle applications, messaging services, ringtones and graphics in conjunction with the world's most recognizable media and consumer brands. Airborne's
price ($mm)
$71
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/4/2019 via Company Press Release

Dynasty League Football, acquired FFStatistics

synopsis: Dynasty League Football, the industry leading source for Dynasty Fantasy Football news, and analysis, has acquired FFStatistics, the premier source for Fantasy Football data, visualizations and tools. FFStatistics offers premium articles that cover redraft, dynasty, best-ball, and DFS from some of the best writers in the fantasy football industry.
buyer: Dynasty League Football
Dynasty League Football (DLF) is the industry leading source for Dynasty Fantasy Football news, and analysis. DLF provides in-depth year-round coverage to fantasy football enthusiasts who prefer the heightened challenge offered by the dynasty format of fantasy football. "
target: FFStatistics
FFStatistics is the premier source for Fantasy Football data, visualizations and tools. FFStatistics offers premium articles that cover redraft, dynasty, best-ball, and DFS from some of the best writers in the fantasy football industry.
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announced 11/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Mixi, Inc., will acquire Net Dreamers Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Mixi, Inc, a Japanese social networking service, will acquire Net Dreamers Co., Ltd., a Japanese company that develops horse racing websites and mobile games. Net Dreamers operates netkeiba.com, the largest horse racing media outlet in Japan. The company also operates Weekly Baseball Online, a baseball news site.
buyer: Mixi, Inc. (TSE:2121:$1,098.60)
Mixi is a Japanese social networking service that allows users to connect with their friends in a convenient way. It enables users to send and receive messages, write in a diary, read and comment on others' diaries, organize and join communities, and invite their friends. "
target: Net Dreamers Co., Ltd.
Net Dreamers is a Japanese company that develops horse racing websites and mobile games. Net Dreamers operates netkeiba.com, the largest horse racing media outlet in Japan. Their games include Tiki Chiki Derby and Puzzle Derby. The company also operates Weekly Baseball Online, a baseball news site.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$27
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/30/2019 via Company Press Release

Leever Partners, acquired Ski Racing Media

synopsis: Ski Racing Media officially announced that Dan Leever has acquired the assets of Ski Racing Media. Colorado-based Leever Partners is the firm responsible for the investment, of which Leever serves as Chairman. Since its inception, Ski Racing has been the industry-leading English language source for alpine ski racing news.
buyer: Leever Partners
Leever Partners is an investment firm based out of Vail, Colorado. It is operated by Managing Partner, Dan Leever, and Principal, Kris Ochs. "
target: Ski Racing Media
Since its inception, Ski Racing has been the industry-leading English language source for alpine ski racing news. Today, Ski Racing Media’s offerings span nearly all conceivable digital platforms with a branded website, mobile application, video outlets, and three integrated social media channels.
price ($mm)
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closed 10/30/2019 via BNC Analysis

Wirtualna Polska S.A., acquired AutoCentrum.pl S.A.

synopsis: Wirtualna Polska SA (WP) has acquired 100 percent shares of Autocentrum.pl, a Polish automotive website and provider of video content and aggregation of product data for the automotive industry. WP, in turn, has experience building the largest automotive content website, Auto Cult.
buyer parent: Grupa Wirtualna Polska
buyer: Wirtualna Polska S.A. (WSE:WPL:$169.45)
Wirtualna Polska SA owns and operates a Website which offers online services such as e-mail, games, and more. Wirtualna Polska is one of the most popular websites in Poland. Wirtualna Polska SA was founded in 1995 by Marek Borzestowski and is based in Gdansk, Poland. "
target parent: Oponeo.pl Spolka Akcyjna
target: AutoCentrum.pl S.A.
Autocentrum.pl is a Polish automotive website. AutoCentrum.pl was created based on the idea of ​​"users for users" and allows users to exchange information with other car enthusiasts. AutoCentrum is a provider of video content and aggregation of product data for the automotive industry.
price ($mm)
$2.44
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/10/2019 via BusinessWire

New Frontier Data, acquired Civilized

synopsis: New Frontier Data, the global authority in data, analytics and business intelligence and the only Big Data tech solution solely focused on the cannabis space, is acquiring leading cannabis lifestyle and engagement digital platform - Civilized Worldwide Inc.
buyer: New Frontier Data
New Frontier Data is an independent, technology-driven analytics company specializing in the cannabis industry. It offers vetted data, actionable business intelligence and risk management solutions for investors, operators, researchers and policymakers. "
target: Civilized
Civilized is the leading lifestyle media brand that connects millions of cannabis consumers, influencers and the canna-curious with both niche and mainstream content, events and experiences, and fashion. They are based in Saint John, NB, Canada.
price ($mm)
$10
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/9/2019 via DGAP

Fast Finance24, acquired OK.de

synopsis: Fast Finance24 Holding AG, a mobile payday loan and consumer credit lender in Germany, has acquired OK.de, a free e-mail provider in Germany. OK.de provides unlimited online storage, an organizer, online games, and more. Their comparison tool allows users to compare prices for electricity, gas, car rentals, DSL, and more.
buyer: Fast Finance24 (XTRA:CSY:$0.05)
Fast Finance 24 (FF24) is a mobile payday loan and consumer credit lender in Germany. FF24 provides tailored financial services to underbanked people facing short-term economic issue. They offer payday loans up to 400€ with a maturity period of up to 30 days. "
target: OK.de
OK.de is a free e-mail provider in Germany. OK.de provides unlimited online storage, an organizer, online games, and more. OK.de also provides news about Germany, lifestyle, sports, and politics. Their comparison tool allows users to compare prices for electricity, gas, car rentals, DSL, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
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)
$100
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
4.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/2/2019 via PR Newswire

Dotdash, acquired Liquor.com

synopsis: Dotdash, a digital media company, has acquired Liquor.com, the largest premium digital media company with a focus on cocktails, spirits, entertaining, and culture. Liquor.com is the premier resource for spirits content, recipes, advice, and recommendations. They offer unique content and experiences that inspire great living for millions of people.
buyer parent: IAC
buyer: Dotdash
Dotdash's vibrant brands help over 100 million users each month find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. Dotdash is among the largest publishers online, and its brands are the fastest-growing in their respective categories. "
target: Liquor.com
Liquor.com is the leading media company dedicated to good drinking and great living. Liquor.com is the premier resource for spirits content, recipes, advice, and recommendations. They offer unique content and experiences that inspire great living for millions of people each month.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/25/2019 via BNC Analysis

IOV Labs, acquired Taringa!

synopsis: IOV Labs, the company behind the Bitcoin-powered Rootstock (RSK) network, has acquired Latin American social network site Taringa. Taringa! is a Latin American Internet company and the largest social network distributing Spanish content in the world. Taringa is a 30 million strong network with over 1,000 active online communities.
buyer: IOV Labs
IOVlabs builds low-cost, highly secure, easy-to-use platforms for the new global economy. Harnessing the benefits of Bitcoin with a suite of tools to create and protect growth, they're planting the seeds for global financial freedom. "
target: Taringa!
Taringa! is a Latin American Internet company with more than 10 years of experience and presence in all the Spanish speaking countries. It is the largest social network distributing Spanish content in the world. Taringa is a 30 million strong network with over 1,000 active online communities.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/23/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Publishers Clearing House, acquired Topix LLC

synopsis: Publishers Clearing House (PCH), a leading digital entertainment and commerce destination for millions of US consumers, announced the acquisition of Topix, a destination for highly engaging quizzes and slideshows focused on entertainment, celebrities, pop culture, and current events.
buyer: Publishers Clearing House
Publishers Clearing House has been a leader in direct marketing and chance-to-win opportunities since 1953. As consumers have evolved to online, and now mobile media and entertainment consumption, PCH has also evolved its offerings as well. "
target: Topix LLC
Topix is a technology company focusing on entertainment such as celebrities, pop culture, the offbeat, health, current events, and more. Every month, more than 25 million highly engaged users spend an average of 7 minutes per session browsing Topix's growing collection of high quality content.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/28/2019 via BNC Analysis

Better Collective A/S, acquired VegasInsider.com, Inc.

synopsis: Better Collective, a Denmark-based developer of digital platforms for betting tips, bookmaker information, and iGaming communities, has acquired Vegasinsider.com, an online platform providing picks and insights for US-based sports audiences. VegasInsider.com provides gaming analysis, stats, odds, and news for professional and college sports.
buyer: Better Collective A/S (OM:BETCO:$59.22)
Denmark-based Better Collective is a developer of digital platforms for betting tips, bookmaker information, and iGaming communities. Better Collective’s portfolio includes more than 2,000+ websites and products, including bettingexpert.com, the trusted home of tips from expert tipsters. "
target parent: Sports Information Services Limited
target: VegasInsider.com, Inc.
VegasInsider.com is an online platform that provides picks and insights for US-based sports audiences. They provide users with gaming analysis, stats, up-to-the-second odds, and news for professional and college football, basketball, baseball, soccer, auto racing, golf, horse racing, and more.
price ($mm)
$20
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

Nazara Technologies Pvt. Ltd., acquired Sportskeeda

synopsis: Nazara Technologies, a leading mobile games publisher in India, has acquired a 67% stake in Sportskeeda, an Indian sports news website. Sportskeeda provides a mix of news, real-time updates, features, videos and humour. Sportskeeda covers all kinds of sports, including football, cricket, wrestling, golf, and more.
buyer: Nazara Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
Nazara is a leading mobile games publisher focused on the large mobile consumer base in India and other emerging markets. In addition to publishing a range of branded and original mobile games, Nazara also runs gaming subscription service across 60 countries. "
target: Sportskeeda
Sportskeeda is an Indian sports news website. Sportskeeda connects fans, pundits and athletes from all over the world. Sportskeeda provides a mix of news, real-time updates, features, videos and humour. Sportskeeda covers all kinds of sports, including football, cricket, wrestling, golf, and more.
price ($mm)
$6.16*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

Kova Esports, acquired Eurheilu.com

synopsis: KOVA Esports, a professional eSports organization in Finalnd, has acquired Eurheilu.com from Good Game Limited, an iGaming lead generation company. Eurheilu.com is Finland's largest news site dedicated to eSports. Eurheilu.com provides the latest and most interesting news about popular eSports games and tournaments.
buyer: Kova Esports
KOVA Esports is a professional eSports organization in Finalnd. KOVA Esports participates in Counter-strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) tournaments such as the Finnish Esports League, Telia Esports Series, and Winners League. KOVA Esports also has a team for Fortnite tournaments. "
target parent: Good Game Ltd
target: Eurheilu.com
Eurheilu.com is Finland's largest news site dedicated to eSports. Eurheilu.com provides the latest and most interesting news about popular eSports games and tournaments, including Counter-strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO), Dota 2, Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), Overwatch, Fortnite, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/1/2019 via Company Press Release

Countable, acquired Brigade

synopsis: Countable, a civic technology startup that makes it easy for people to understand and influence the issues that they care about, has acquired Brigade, a civic technology platform that is intended to serve as a way for users to connect with others who share the same or similar views and voice their opinions, create debates, or organize petitions.
buyer: Countable
Countable is a civic technology startup that builds digital products to make it easy for people to meaningfully understand, contribute to, and influence the issues that they care about. Countable empowers individuals to lower barriers to civic entry, engage their audiences, and drive them to action."
target: Brigade
Brigade is a civic technology platform that is intended to serve as a way for users to connect with others who share the same or similar views and voice their opinions, create debates, or organize petitions.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
($2.17)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.20)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: TSXV:TTM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3 Tier Logic
3 Tier Logic
3 Tier Logic's core product Platform³, launched in early 2014, is a consumer-to-consumer content marketing, data mining, loyalty and rewards platform used by brands to engage consumers on the web or mobile phone through digital and social channels.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$0.26
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.18)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.19)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: HUBS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
HubSpot, Inc.
HubSpot, Inc.
HubSpot is the world's leading inbound marketing and sales platform. Over 13,500 customers in more than 90 countries use HubSpot's software, services, and support to transform the way they attract, engage, and delight customers.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$632.70
EBITDA ($mm)
($32.00)
EBIT ($mm)
($46.67)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3204
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Ticker: LLNW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Limelight Networks
Limelight Networks
Limelight Networks, Inc. provides solutions that enable business and technology decision makers to profit from the shift of content and advertising to the online world, the explosive growth of mobile and connected devices, and the migration of IT applications and services into the cloud.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$177.70
EBITDA ($mm)
($9.67)
EBIT ($mm)
($40.60)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: AIM:INTQ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
InternetQ PLC
InternetQ PLC
InternetQ is one of the world's most successful Mobile, Social & APP-based service providers. Their disruptive mobile marketing, rich media and advertising platforms enable clients to profitably engage with the emerging social entertainment ecosystem.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$151.44
EBITDA ($mm)
$14.25
EBIT ($mm)
$12.92
Net Income ($mm)
$11.84
Employees
155
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Ticker: BIT:AXEL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
axélero S.p.A.
axélero S.p.A.
axélero provides effective and innovative digital advertising and digital marketing solutions, tailor-made for small, medium and large enterprises and national and local institutions to gain greater visibility, useful contacts and concrete business results.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$51.93
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.31
EBIT ($mm)
$3.12
Net Income ($mm)
$1.49
Employees
21
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Ticker: SITO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SITO Mobile Ltd.
SITO Mobile Ltd.
SITO Mobile Ltd. is a mobile location-based advertising platform serving businesses, advertisers and brands. Their solution allows marketers to create content targeted to key audiences, based on location, interests, behaviors and loyalty.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$42.50
EBITDA ($mm)
($12.03)
EBIT ($mm)
($12.64)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
65
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Ticker: ICMC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Intelligent Communication Enterprise Corporation
Intelligent Communication Enterprise Corporation
Intelligent Communication Enterprise (ICE) Corporation offers a range of innovative enterprise and consumer solutions over the mobile phone. ICE Corp. owns and operates the ICEsync platform, which currently hosts Modizo.com, the celebrity video blog and the related applications for mobile devices.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
$9.66
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.45)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.45)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
28
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Ticker: KLTI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Klaus Technologies, Inc.
Klaus Technologies, Inc.
Klaus Technologies is a provider of digital marketing technology, licensing and related solutions and services. Their experienced team provides advertisers and publishers with online tools which, generate maximum return on investment, reach customers globally.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
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Ticker: MBIT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MobileBits Holdings Corp.
MobileBits Holdings Corp.
MobileBits Holdings Corp. is a global technology company that strengthens relationships between businesses and their audience by enabling exceptional digital experiences. It's Pringo™ products delivers highly integrated social, rich media, loyalty and targeted advertising solutions to any device.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.59)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.59)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1
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Ticker: BLIN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bridgeline Digital, Inc.
Bridgeline Digital, Inc.
Bridgeline Digital is developer of the award-winning iAPPS Web Engagement Platform and related interactive solutions. The iAPPS platform integrates Web Content Management, eCommerce, eMarketing, and web Analytics capabilities within the heart of mission critical websites or eCommerce web stores.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$11.97
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.29)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.60)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
55
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Ticker: OTCPK:DLOC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Digital Locations
Digital Locations
Digital Locations is developing an artificial intelligence (AI) platform to create highly personalized digital content and experiences for each and every person connected to the Internet.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.70)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.70)
Net Income ($mm)
$11.49
Employees
2
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Ticker: NEWR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Relic, Inc
New Relic, Inc
New Relic is a software analytics company that provides deep performance analytics for every part of the software environment. Their SaaS platform allows users to easily view and analyze massive amounts of data, and gain actionable insights in real-time.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$512.01
EBITDA ($mm)
($19.03)
EBIT ($mm)
($45.09)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1795
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Ticker: IAC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IAC
IAC
IAC is a leading media and Internet company comprised of some of the world’s most recognized brands and products, such as HomeAdvisor, Vimeo, About.com, Dictionary.com, The Daily Beast, Investopedia, and Match Group’s online dating portfolio, which includes Match, OkCupid and Tinder.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$4,501.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$799.46
EBIT ($mm)
$640.26
Net Income ($mm)
$539.69
Employees
7800
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Ticker: TSE:4829
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nihon Enterprise Co., Ltd.
Nihon Enterprise Co., Ltd.
Nihon Enterprise Co., Ltd. is a content provider company that produces mobile contents such as music, games and customs for a variety of mobile media.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$41.78
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.94
EBIT ($mm)
$1.59
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
201
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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
2019
rev ($mm)
$66,529.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$28,446.00
EBIT ($mm)
$22,948.00
Net Income ($mm)
$18,018.00
Employees
43030
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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
2019
rev ($mm)
$46,983.28
EBITDA ($mm)
$16,822.78
EBIT ($mm)
$12,097.11
Net Income ($mm)
$11,960.20
Employees
54623
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Ticker: BIDU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Baidu.com, Inc.
Baidu.com, Inc.
Baidu, Inc. is the leading Chinese language Internet search provider. As a technology-based media company, Baidu aims to provide the best and most equitable way for people to find what they're looking for.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$13,248.76
EBITDA ($mm)
$4,513.28
EBIT ($mm)
$2,722.54
Net Income ($mm)
$3,463.10
Employees
39343
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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: TSE:9468
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kadokawa Dwango Corporation
Kadokawa Dwango Corporation
Kadokawa Dwango Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates in publishing, film, publishing rights, and digital content businesses. It also engages in the planning, development, and operation of network entertainment contents and systems; and operation of video-sharing Website.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$1,840.77
EBITDA ($mm)
$70.12
EBIT ($mm)
$25.46
Net Income ($mm)
$257.26
Employees
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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: 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
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,091.82
EBITDA ($mm)
$26.09
EBIT ($mm)
($73.95)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3463
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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: TSE:4298
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Proto Corp.
Proto Corporation provides information about new and pre-owned cars, motorcycles, and parts through magazines and the Internet. The Company also provides information such as restaurants, golf courses, and ski resorts.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$565.16
EBITDA ($mm)
$58.52
EBIT ($mm)
$46.58
Net Income ($mm)
$44.31
Employees
1455
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Ticker: NasdaqGS:BILI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bilibili Inc.
Bilibili Inc.
Bilibili represents the iconic brand of online entertainment with a mission to enrich the everyday life of young generations in China. Bilibili is a full-spectrum online entertainment world covering a wide array of genres and media formats, including videos, live broadcasting and mobile games.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$537.71
EBITDA ($mm)
($23.79)
EBIT ($mm)
($72.85)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1903
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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: BETS B:STO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Betsson AB
Betsson AB
Betsson AB’s Core Business consists of owning and administering shareholdings in companies which, themselves or through partners, offer gaming to the end users via the internet. It owns Betsson Malta which operates gaming to the end users either through their own websites or through partnerships.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$252.73
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$76.82
Employees
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