Like Cloud Party, Inc.

closed 1/27/2014 via BNC Analysis

Yahoo! Inc., acquired Cloud Party, Inc.

synopsis: Yahoo has acquired Cloud Party, a company that has created a virtual 3D experience, directly in users’ browser. With Cloud Party, users can build and create a world, customize an avatar, and share easily on the web without any downloads or plug-ins.
buyer: Yahoo! Inc. (AABA:$5,409.25)
Yahoo! Inc. is the premier digital media company, creating deeply personal digital experiences that keep more than half a billion people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the globe. "
target: Cloud Party, Inc.
Cloud Party is a 3D virtual experience space, right in the browser. Users can build and create using their fabulous new building block tools, create 3D objects, customize their avatar, or upload 3D models.
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announced 7/15/2020 via Company Press Release

Randy Waterfield and Brad Oberwager, will acquire Linden Lab

synopsis: Linden Research, Inc. announced it signed an agreement to be acquired by an investment group led by Randy Waterfield and Brad Oberwager. The acquisition will allow Linden Lab to continue to grow and expand Second Life, as well as its money services business Tilia.
buyer: Randy Waterfield and Brad Oberwager
Randy Waterfield is the Chairman and CEO of the Waterfield Group. Brad Oberwager is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Jyve. "
target: Linden Lab
Linden Lab develops platforms that empower people to create, share, and benefit from virtual experiences. Second Life, the company's groundbreaking virtual world enjoyed by millions around the globe, boasts nearly two billion user creations and a vibrant $500 million (USD) economy.
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closed 3/25/2020 via BNC Analysis

Wookey Project Corp., acquired Sansar

synopsis: Wookey Project Corp., a San Francisco-based technology company that focuses on online AR/VR experiences, has acquired Sansar, a new platform for user-created virtual experiences. Sansar lets people hang with friends virtually and connect with a global community in VR and desktop.
buyer: Wookey Project Corp.
Wookey Project Corp. is a San Francisco-based technology company that focuses on online AR/VR experiences that allow users the power of collaborative interaction through knowledge immersion. "
target parent: Linden Lab
target: Sansar
Sansar is a new platform for user-created virtual experiences. Sansar lets people hang with friends virtually and connect with a global community in VR and desktop.
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closed 10/1/2010 via BNC Analysis

Microsoft Corporation, acquired Vivaty

synopsis: Microsoft has acquired Vivaty, a virtual world competing with Second Life. The company’s Web-based virtual platform provides users to personalize their own virtual scene and avatar, and socialize with their friends.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$143,015.00)
Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Microsoft develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a range of software products and services for various computing devices worldwide. "
target parent: Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers
target: Vivaty
Vivaty Inc. develops 3D social games and application platform. The company’s Web-based virtual platform provides users to personalize their own virtual scene and avatar, and socialize with their friends.
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closed 10/9/2019 via BNC Analysis

King Digital Entertainment plc, acquired Hatrabbit AB

synopsis: Swedish gaming giant King has acquired the game studio Hatrabbit. Hatrabbit was founded in 2016 by Dice and Rovio veterans Andreas Chrysovitsano and Joakim Svärling, with the goal of developing mobile games in virtual reality, known as VR.
buyer parent: Activision Blizzard
buyer: King Digital Entertainment plc (KING:$2,012.57)
King is a leading interactive entertainment company for the mobile world, with people all around the world playing one or more of our games. We have developed more than 200 fun titles, offering games that are enjoyed all around the world. "
target: Hatrabbit AB
Hatrabbit is located in the heart of Stockholm, Sweden. Hatrabbit was founded in 2016 by Dice and Rovio veterans Andreas Chrysovitsano and Joakim Svärling, with the goal of developing mobile games in virtual reality, known as VR.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$0
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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closed 8/15/2018 via PR Newswire

IMVU, Inc., acquired StayUp, Inc.

synopsis: IMVU, the leading avatar-based social network, has acquired StayUp, Inc., a social VR company. StayUp aims to build a platform and experiences that interconnect VR and mobile, bringing the magic of VR to 2D screens. Their first product focuses on social gaming.
buyer: IMVU, Inc.
IMVU is the leading avatar-based social network. IMVU users enjoy the freedom to live the life they create through customizing stylized avatars, connecting with friends in immersive chat rooms, shopping & stylizing new looks, sharing their experiences, and starring in their own animated emoji. "
target: StayUp, Inc.
StayUp, Inc. is a social VR company that is developing immersive social software for consumers. StayUp aims to build a platform and experiences that interconnect VR and mobile, bringing the magic of VR to 2D screens. Their first product focuses on social gaming.
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closed 5/21/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Valuesetters, acquired SpaceoutVR, Inc.

synopsis: ValueSetters, Inc., a boutique advisory firm, announced the acquisition of SpaceoutVR, Inc., a Virtual Reality software company, which offers the ability to deliver AI, games, travel, messaging, social media, music streaming, and 360 video/photo through its mobile app.
buyer: Valuesetters (OTCPK:VSTR:$1.75)
ValueSetters is a boutique advisory firm with unique expertise in helping early stage companies raise capital over the Internet. The company also provides technology consulting services as well as strategic advice to help companies grow and evolve to meet the challenges of today's marketplace. "
target: SpaceoutVR, Inc.
SpaceoutVR, Inc. is a mobile Virtual Reality software company. Their product, SpaceoutVR, is a free to play Social VR MMO for iOS & Android. SpaceoutVR monetizes with upgrades and features for entertainment, gaming and communications.
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closed 10/4/2017 via BNC Analysis

Microsoft Corporation, acquired AltspaceVR, Inc.

synopsis: Microsoft announced that it has acquired social VR app AltspaceVR. In AltspaceVR, users can meet with anyone, from anywhere, to play games, enjoy streaming content or share anything on the web, and feel as if they are together.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$143,015.00)
Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Microsoft develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a range of software products and services for various computing devices worldwide. "
target: AltspaceVR, Inc.
AltspaceVR is a virtual reality software company. In AltspaceVR, users can meet with anyone, from anywhere, to play games, enjoy streaming content or share anything on the web, and feel as if they are together. AltspaceVR's software is powered by, and fully embraces, the modern open web.
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closed 6/13/2017 via Market Wire

App Swarm Inc., purchased Komandir from Shooterboy Entertainment

synopsis: AppSwarm, a company that focuses on the acquisition and development of application-based technologies, has announced the acquisition of the cutting-edge Virtual Reality game, Komandir from Shooterboy Entertainment. Komandir is a virtual reality shooting game available on the the Apple App Store as well as the Google Play Store.
buyer: App Swarm Inc. (OTCPK:SWRM:$2.83)
AppSwarm, Inc. is a technology development and incubation company focused in accelerating the development of mobile applications and technology, fast-tracking product to market. AppSwarm partners with application developers through joint ventures, royalty agreements, & outright purchase agreements. "
seller: Shooterboy Entertainment
The acquisition includes the virtual reality shooter game, Komandir. Komandir is available on the the Apple App Store as well as the Google Play Store. Shooterboy Entertainment is a video game developer that creates mobile and virtual reality games. They are based in New York, NY.
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announced 5/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

iCandy Interactive, will acquire Joyseed Gametribe

synopsis: iCandy Interactive, a producer of award-winning action-oriented casual games on mobile devices, has agreed to acquire Joyseed Gametribe, an Indonesian mobile gaming development studio. Joyseed offers the award-winning game Hollywhoot, a simulation game where players go on a journey to become the best film director in the world.
buyer: iCandy Interactive (ASX:ICI:$1.26)
iCandy Interactive Limited is a producer of award-winning action-oriented casual games on mobile devices. They seek to consolidate the best companies within the Asia Pacific region, to continue to develop great content for its users around the world. "
target: Joyseed Gametribe
Joyseed Gametribe is an Indonesian mobile gaming development studio. Joyseed offers the award-winning game Hollywhoot, a simulation game where players go on a journey to become the best film director in the world, parodying real world Hollywood.
price ($mm)
$0.19*
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announced 2/28/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Kuuhubb, will purchase the My Hospital game from Cherrypick Games

synopsis: Kuuhubb Inc., a company with a focus on lifestyle and mobile video game applications, announced that it has signed a non-binding term sheet to acquire the full global rights and revenue to the My Hospital game from Cherrypick Games, a company headquartered in Poland that creates and markets games for various gaming platforms.
buyer: Kuuhubb (TSXV:KUU:$10.54)
Kuuhubb is a company active in the digital space that focuses mainly on lifestyle and mobile video game applications. Its strategy is to create sustainable shareholder value through acquisitions of proven, yet underappreciated, assets with robust long-term growth potential. "
seller: Cherrypick Games
Cherrypick Games creates and markets games for various gaming platforms. Its games include Touchdown Hero, TDH New Season and My Hospital. My Hospital is a fun and challenging hospital management game in which the user must try and run their very own public hospital.
price ($mm)
$3.20
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closed 7/10/2019 via Company Press Release

Azerion BV, acquired Woozworld

synopsis: Netherlands-based Azerion, media, gaming, and technology company, has acquired Woozworld, strengthening its position as the biggest casual gaming company in the Netherlands. Woozworld is a Canadian industry-leading virtual game platform, social network, and virtual world that provides teens and tweens a safe and fun environment.
buyer: Azerion BV
Azerion is a Netherlands-based media, gaming, and technology company that provides safe, reliable, valuable content and services. Azerion engages users while helping advertisers and publishers connect with them by tailoring advertising and content solutions to markets where they're present. "
target: Woozworld
Canada-based Woozworld is an industry-leading virtual game platform that provides teens and tweens a safe and fun environment. Woozworld is a unique hybrid between a social network and virtual world that allows tweens to interact and engage with each other and express their social skills.
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announced 4/27/2020 via BNC Analysis

Digital Avenue S.A., will acquire Ice Code Games Sp. z o. o.

synopsis: Digital Avenue has concluded a term sheet regarding the merger with the producer of computer games Ice Code Games Sp. z o.o. Ice Code Games is a Polish indie game development studio based in Warsaw. They've developed an Augmented Reality game using geolocation on mobile, a 3D puzzle game set in space, and more.
buyer: Digital Avenue S.A. (WSE:DGL:$0.12)
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. "
target: Ice Code Games Sp. z o. o.
Ice Code Games is a Polish indie game development studio based in Warsaw. They've developed an Augmented Reality game using geolocation on mobile, a 3D puzzle game set in Space and Cyberpunk Real-Time Strategy about becoming a Cult leader called Re-Legion and published by 1C Entertainment.
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closed 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

ChromaWay, acquired Antler Interactive AB

synopsis: ChromaWay, a Swedish blockchain services provider, acquired Antler Interactive, an interactive mobile game studio in Sweden. Antler Interactive designs games that introduce players to new ways of interacting with emerging technologies. The studio has created virtual reality and augmented reality games for PC and mobile devices.
buyer: ChromaWay
ChromaWay is a Swedish blockchain services provider. ChromaWay develops both public and private blockchains for the real estate and finance industries. ChromaWay offers Postchain, an open-source solution that works together with most widely used database systems. "
target: Antler Interactive AB
Antler Interactive is an interactive mobile game studio in Sweden. Antler Interactive designs games that introduce players to new ways of interacting with emerging technologies. The studio has created virtual reality and augmented reality games for PC and mobile devices.
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closed 1/11/2018 via PR Web

Imagination Design Works Productions, acquired Novum Analytics

synopsis: Imagination Design Works Productions (IDW) has acquired Novum Analytics, maker of the highly-successful augmented reality mobile app, “Night Terrors.” The Night Terrors app maps the user’s environment and fills it with terrifying creatures—ghouls, ghosts and other petrifying entities—turning their surroundings into a real-life survival-horror game.
buyer: Imagination Design Works Productions
Imagination Design Works Productions (IDW) is a film studio based in Los Angeles, CA. IDW has produced the horror movie "Winchester" for CBS Films, and they are in pre-production for an upcoming Untitled Queen Mary film, set on the historic RMS Queen Mary ocean liner in Long Beach, Ca. "
target: Novum Analytics
Novum Analytics is the maker of the highly-successful augmented reality mobile app, “Night Terrors.” The Night Terrors app maps the user’s environment and fills it with terrifying creatures—ghouls, ghosts and other petrifying entities—turning their surroundings into a real-life survival-horror game.
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closed 2/28/2017 via gamesindustry.biz

Next Games Oy, acquired Lume Games Oy

synopsis: Finnish game developer Next Games has acquired Lume Games, a mobile game developer specialised in mixed reality games. Lume Games utilize location-based and augmented reality (AR) technology. Lume is the creator of Hidden Heroes, a barcode-enhanced fantasy battle game.
buyer: Next Games Oy (HLSE:NXTGMS:$44.24)
Next Games is a mobile game developer focused on creating visually impressive, highly engaging games. Their mission is to be a trendsetter in developing engaging and social mobile games based on entertainment franchises, such as movies TV shows and books. "
target: Lume Games Oy
Lume Games is a Finnish mobile game developer that develops mixed reality games and a mixed reality game service platform. Lume is the creator of Hidden Heroes, a barcode-enhanced fantasy battle game.
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closed 8/14/2020 via BNC Analysis

Embracer Group, acquired DECA Games

synopsis: Embracer Group has acquired mobile specialist DECA Games; the company has a particular interest in live operations and free-to-play titles. They are the current owners and developers of the massively multiplayer online shooter Realm of the Mad God.
buyer: Embracer Group (OM:EMBRAC B:$962.24)
Embracer Group is the parent company of businesses developing and publishing PC and console games for the global games market. Embracer Group has an extensive catalogue of over 130 owned franchises, such as Saints Row, Goat Simulator, Dead Island, Darksiders, Metro, MX vs ATV, and more. "
target: DECA Games
DECA Games is a publisher and developer of video games that is headquartered in Berlin, Germany. The company's primary focus is on acquiring and operating older free-to-play games. They are the current owners and developers of the massively multiplayer online shooter Realm of the Mad God.
price ($mm)[EV]
$29 [$33]
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announced 8/9/2020 via BNC Analysis

Mingchen Health Co., Ltd., will acquire Hainan Huaduo Network Technology Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Mingchen Health, a Chinese manufacturer of personal health care products, will acquire Hainan Huaduo Network Technology Co., Ltd., a Chinese video game developer. Hainan Huaduo specializes in developing browser-based and mobile online games. Their games include Chaos of the Universe and Kingdom of the Kings.
buyer: Mingchen Health Co., Ltd. (SZSE:002919:$72.09)
Mingchen Health is a Chinese manufacturer of personal health care products. Mingchen develops and produces shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, gel water and skin care products. Their brands include Beauty Show, Meiwang, Chucui, and Yingkou. "
target: Hainan Huaduo Network Technology Co., Ltd.
Hainan Huaduo is a Chinese video game developer. Hainan Huaduo specializes in developing online games. Their games include Chaos of the Universe, a browser-based online role-playing game (RPG) themed around martial arts; and Kingdom of the Kings, an online RPG for mobile devices.
price ($mm)
$19
rev ($mm)
$16
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.2x
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/29/2020 via Company Press Release

Macarthur Fortune Holding LLC, acquired Jagex Ltd.

synopsis: Macarthur Fortune Holding LLC, a global asset management company, has announced that it has acquired Jagex, one of the UK’s largest video game developers and publishers, through one of its funds, Platinum Fortune LP, from Shanghai Hongtou Network Technology. Hongtou Network (Hong Kong) was also acquired by Platinum Fortune LP.
buyer: Macarthur Fortune Holding LLC
Macarthur Fortune is a US-based global asset management firm founded by a group of seasoned investment professionals. Platinum Fortune is a private fund managed by Macarthur Fortune with a focus on the global video game market. "
target: Jagex Ltd.
A leader in creating deep and engaging living games on PC and mobile, Jagex was founded in 2000 and is today one of the UK’s biggest and most respected video game developers and publishers.
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closed 2/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

Kakao Games, acquired XLGames

synopsis: Black Desert Online publisher Kakao Games has acquired a majority stake in XL Games, a video game development company based in South Korea that publishes ArcheAge, an MMORPG, and Moonlight Sculptor, a mobile MMO.
buyer parent: Kakao
buyer: Kakao Games
Kakao Games is a multi-platform game publisher and developer headquartered in South Korea. It is a subsidiary of Kakao Corp. As a game publisher, it is known for Black Desert Online, a successful MMORPG in the global market, and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, a FPS hit. "
target: XLGames
XL Games is a video game development company based in South Korea that publishes ArcheAge, an MMORPG, and Moonlight Sculptor, a mobile MMO.
price ($mm)
$94*
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closed 1/27/2014 via BNC Analysis

Yahoo! Inc., acquired Cloud Party, Inc.

synopsis: Yahoo has acquired Cloud Party, a company that has created a virtual 3D experience, directly in users’ browser. With Cloud Party, users can build and create a world, customize an avatar, and share easily on the web without any downloads or plug-ins.
buyer: Yahoo! Inc. (AABA:$5,409.25)
Yahoo! Inc. is the premier digital media company, creating deeply personal digital experiences that keep more than half a billion people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the globe. "
target: Cloud Party, Inc.
Cloud Party is a 3D virtual experience space, right in the browser. Users can build and create using their fabulous new building block tools, create 3D objects, customize their avatar, or upload 3D models.
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announced 8/12/2019 via BNC Analysis

Automattic Inc., will acquire Tumblr, Inc.

synopsis: Verizon has agreed to sell Tumblr to WordPress owner Automattic Inc. Tumblr is a microblogging and social networking website founded by David Karp in 2007. Tumblr is a free service that hosts millions of blogs where users can upload photos, music and art.
buyer: Automattic Inc.
Automattic wants to make the web a better place. They're the company behind products including WordPress.com, WooCommerce, Jetpack, Simplenote, and Longreads. Their common goal is to democratize publishing so that anyone with a story can tell it. "
target parent: Verizon Communications
target: Tumblr, Inc.
Tumblr is a microblogging and social networking website founded by David Karp in 2007. Tumblr is a free service that hosts millions of blogs where users can upload photos, music and art.
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announced 4/20/2018 via BusinessWire

SmugMug, will acquire Flickr

synopsis: SmugMug, the largest, most comprehensive, independent photo management platform in the world, has agreed to purchase Flickr, the online photo management and sharing application. Flickr is an active, global community of photographers that encourages users to find their inspiration and is home to tens of billions of photos and two million groups.
buyer: SmugMug
Home to more than four billion photos, SmugMug is the most popular photography site in the world. SmugMug provides passionate photographers at any level of experience a place to store, share and sell high-quality photos. "
target parent: Verizon Communications
target: Flickr
Flickr is an online photo management and sharing application. Flickr is an active, global community of photographers that encourages users to find their inspiration. Home to tens of billions of photos and two million groups, photography lovers come to Flickr to share their passion.
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closed 4/5/2018 via BNC Analysis

SSENSE, acquired Polyvore

synopsis: Polyvore, the community-powered shopping website, has been acquired by SSENSE, a global fashion platform. Polyvore is a leading social shopping site with millions of users participating in making and sharing virtual mood boards and digital collages of their favorite fashion items from across the web.
buyer: SSENSE
Based in Canada, SSENSE is a global fashion platform. SSENSE sells products from a wide array of indie, luxury and streetwear designers, and produces its own original, high-quality editorial content. SSENSE provides exclusive original content and a curated selection of over 400 fashion designers. "
target parent: Verizon Communications
target: Polyvore
Polyvore is a community-powered social shopping website. Polyvore has millions of users participating in making and sharing virtual mood boards and digital collages of their favorite fashion items from across the web. Users of Polyvore are empowered to create, share, discover and shop.
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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 9/2/2015 via BusinessWire

Yahoo! Inc., acquired Polyvore

synopsis: Yahoo has announced it has acquired Polyvore, a leading social shopping site. Polyvore is a shopping site where customers can give and get styling ideas from the world's largest style community. Polyvore provides brands and retailers a way to connect with influential consumers and drive sales through native advertising solutions.
buyer: Yahoo! Inc. (AABA:$5,409.25)
Yahoo! Inc. is focused on making the world's daily habits inspiring and entertaining. They operate an internet search engine that creates highly personalized experiences for their users, keeping people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the globe. "
target: Polyvore
Polyvore is a community powered social commerce website. Members curate products into a shared product index and use them to create image collages called "Sets". Active Polyvore communities exist in the areas of fashion, interior design, and artistic expression.
price ($mm)
$230
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closed 11/21/2014 via BNC Analysis

Yahoo! Inc., acquired Cooliris, Inc.

synopsis: Yahoo! Inc. has acquired Cooliris, Inc., a developer of photo apps. They offer Android gallery, the native photo application on Android-based phones and BeamIt, a visual messaging app.
buyer: 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. "
target: Cooliris, Inc.
Cooliris is the leader in creating the world’s most beautiful messaging and media experiences for mobile and web consumers. Their Gallery app on Android is a top 10 mobile app in the U.S. They also offer BeamIt, a new visual messaging app where private messaging meets stunning photo sharing.
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closed 12/15/2014 via BusinessWire

Yahoo! Inc., acquired BrightRoll Inc.

synopsis: Yahoo! Inc. and BrightRoll, Inc. announced it has acquired BrightRoll, a leading programmatic video advertising platform. BrightRoll is the industry’s leading programmatic video advertising platform for reaching audiences across desktop, mobile and connected TV.
buyer: Yahoo! Inc. (AABA:$5,409.25)
Yahoo! Inc. is the premier digital media company, creating deeply personal digital experiences that keep more than half a billion people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the globe. "
target: BrightRoll Inc.
BrightRoll is the industry’s leading programmatic video advertising platform for reaching audiences across desktop, mobile and connected TV. The company powers digital video advertising for the world’s largest brands, including 87 of the top 100 US advertisers.
price ($mm)
$640
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closed 10/3/2014 via BNC Analysis

Yahoo! Inc., acquired MessageMe

synopsis: Yahoo has acquired mobile messaging application MessageMe, a Whatsapp-like service with $11.9 million in reported outside funding. Co-founders Arjun Sethi and Justin Rosenthal had extensive experience in social gaming prior to founding MessageMe.
buyer: Yahoo! Inc. (AABA:$5,409.25)
Yahoo! Inc. is the premier digital media company, creating deeply personal digital experiences that keep more than half a billion people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the globe. "
target: MessageMe
MessageMe is a mobile messenger application enabling users to personalize their messages and connect with others.
price ($mm)
$35
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closed 9/22/2014 via BNC Analysis

Yahoo! Inc., acquired Docspad

synopsis: Yahoo has announced that they have acquired Bookpad. The company designs and builds technologies to solve problems surrounding digital content. Docspad is their flagship enterprise product, and is aimed at developers looking to add document viewing, annotations and editing features within their own applications.
buyer: Yahoo! Inc. (AABA:$5,409.25)
Yahoo! Inc. is the premier digital media company, creating deeply personal digital experiences that keep more than half a billion people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the globe. "
target: Docspad
Bookpad designs and builds technologies to solve problems surrounding digital content. Docspad is their flagship enterprise product, and is aimed at developers looking to add document viewing, annotations and editing features within their own applications.
price ($mm)
$8.30
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closed 9/5/2014 via Company Press Release

Yahoo! Inc., acquired Luminate, Inc.

synopsis: Luminate has announced that they have been acquired by Yahoo. It offers a platform that over 10,000 publishers use to generate incremental revenue from contextually relevant targeted advertisements. Their novel crowdsourcing and image detection technology has fundamentally changed how advertisers and publishers think about their image content.
buyer: Yahoo! Inc. (AABA:$5,409.25)
Yahoo! Inc. is the premier digital media company, creating deeply personal digital experiences that keep more than half a billion people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the globe. "
target: Luminate, Inc.
Luminate, Inc. provides an internet service that turns static images into engaging content, while generating incremental income for web publishers. Luminate enables consumers to simply mouse over images on their favorite websites to learn more and see related products.
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closed 8/17/2014 via Company Press Release

Yahoo! Inc., acquired ClarityRay

synopsis: ClarityRay has announced their acquisition by Yahoo. ClarityRay helps publishers and networks identify and prevent ad-fraud. They help the online advertising industry by identifying, measuring, and solving many of its unseen hurdles. They brought traffic clarity to an amazing roster of clients, with their findings becoming an industry standard.
buyer: Yahoo! Inc. (AABA:$5,409.25)
Yahoo! Inc. is the premier digital media company, creating deeply personal digital experiences that keep more than half a billion people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the globe. "
target: ClarityRay
ClarityRay helps publishers and networks identify and prevent ad-fraud. They help the online advertising industry by identifying, measuring, and solving many of its unseen hurdles. They brought traffic clarity to an amazing roster of clients, with their findings becoming an industry standard.
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closed 8/12/2014 via Company Press Release

Yahoo! Inc., acquired Zofari, Inc.

synopsis: Zofari has announced that they have joined Yahoo. Zofari is an app that enables users to create ‘place stations’ based on their favorite restaurants, cafes, and neighborhoods. They use their brand new recommendation engine to match on familiar ideas like 'bohemian vibe', 'great for a first date' and 'swanky.'
buyer: Yahoo! Inc. (AABA:$5,409.25)
Yahoo! Inc. is the premier digital media company, creating deeply personal digital experiences that keep more than half a billion people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the globe. "
target: Zofari, Inc.
Zofari is an app that enables users to create ‘place stations’ based on their favorite restaurants, cafes, and neighborhoods. They use their brand new recommendation engine to match on familiar ideas like 'bohemian vibe', 'great for a first date' and 'swanky.'
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closed 8/26/2014 via BusinessWire

Yahoo! Inc., acquired Flurry, Inc.

synopsis: Yahoo! Inc., the premier digital media company, has completed the acquisition of Flurry, Inc., a company that optimizes the mobile experience for developers, marketers and consumers. Together, Flurry and Yahoo will power more insightful analytics and relevant ads to create inspiring and entertaining mobile experiences.
buyer: Yahoo! Inc. (AABA:$5,409.25)
Yahoo! Inc. is the premier digital media company, creating deeply personal digital experiences that keep more than half a billion people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the globe. "
target: Flurry, Inc.
Flurry is optimizing the mobile experience for developers, marketers and consumers. Their market-leading analytics product sees activity from more than 540,000 smartphone and tablet apps on over 1.4 billion devices worldwide, giving the company the deepest understanding of mobile consumer behavior.
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closed 7/11/2014 via Company Press Release

Yahoo! Inc., acquired RayV

synopsis: RayV has announced that they are joining Yahoo's Cloud Platforms and Services Team. RayV offers a revolutionary video distribution platform that would provide a better video experience for viewers over the internet, while easing the distribution process for content creators.
buyer: Yahoo! Inc. (AABA:$5,409.25)
Yahoo! Inc. is the premier digital media company, creating deeply personal digital experiences that keep more than half a billion people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the globe. "
target: RayV
RayV is a P2P live broadcasting service. The company offers a revolutionary video distribution platform that would provide a better video experience for viewers over the internet, while easing the distribution process for content creators.
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closed 5/14/2014 via Reuters

Yahoo! Inc., acquired Meh Labs, Inc.

synopsis: Yahoo Inc has purchased Blink (Meh Labs, Inc), a mobile messaging startup that lets users send messages that self-destruct and control who sees their messages and for how long. Blink helps users send text messages, audio, sketches, video and photos.
buyer: Yahoo! Inc. (AABA:$5,409.25)
Yahoo! Inc. is the premier digital media company, creating deeply personal digital experiences that keep more than half a billion people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the globe. "
target: Meh Labs, Inc.
Meh Labs, Inc. develops mobile applications software. The company offers Kismet and Blink social networking applications. The company was founded in 2011 and based in Palo Alto, California.
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closed 3/5/2014 via BNC Analysis

Yahoo! Inc., acquired Vizify

synopsis: Vizify announced that Yahoo has acquired it. Vizify helped its users better visualize and graph their social lives in the format of a personal website of sorts.
buyer: Yahoo! Inc. (AABA:$5,409.25)
Yahoo! Inc. is the premier digital media company, creating deeply personal digital experiences that keep more than half a billion people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the globe. "
target: Vizify
SteamFunk Labs Inc., doing business as Vizify, operates an online portal that provides users to create their interactive profile. Vizify helps its users better visualize and graph their social lives in the format of a personal website of sorts.
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closed 2/14/2014 via Company Press Release

Yahoo! Inc., acquired Distill

synopsis: Distill has announced that it has been acquired by Yahoo. Distill is a provider of hiring and recruiting solutions. Distill’s product pairs the basic features of a video chat service like Skype, and put them alongside a text editor and file upload space so that an interviewer could walk a candidate through a collaborative coding session.
buyer: Yahoo! Inc. (AABA:$5,409.25)
Yahoo! Inc. is the premier digital media company, creating deeply personal digital experiences that keep more than half a billion people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the globe. "
target: Distill
Distill is a provider of hiring and recruiting solutions. Distill’s product pairs the basic features of a video chat service like Skype, and put them alongside a text editor and file upload space so that an interviewer could walk a candidate through a collaborative coding session.
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closed 2/12/2014 via BNC Analysis

Yahoo! Inc., acquired Wander

synopsis: Yahoo has acquired New York-based startup Wander. Wander is a visual diary that lets users to capture and share their whole day. It enables users to snap photos to create animated GIFs, and connect with friends and family.
buyer: Yahoo! Inc. (AABA:$5,409.25)
Yahoo! Inc. is the premier digital media company, creating deeply personal digital experiences that keep more than half a billion people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the globe. "
target: Wander
Wander is a visual diary that lets users to capture and share their whole day. It enables users to snap photos to create animated GIFs, and connect with friends and family.
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closed 1/31/2014 via PE Hub

Yahoo! Inc., acquired Incredible Labs, Inc.

synopsis: Yahoo has acquired Incredible Labs, developer of the personal assistant app Donna, an app that helps users manage their schedules. It notifies them when their appointments are and helps filter important information when its needed.
buyer: Yahoo! Inc. (AABA:$5,409.25)
Yahoo! Inc. is the premier digital media company, creating deeply personal digital experiences that keep more than half a billion people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the globe. "
target: Incredible Labs, Inc.
Incredible Labs is the developer of Donna, an app that helps users manage their schedules. It notifies them when their appointments are and helps filter important information when its needed.
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closed 1/29/2014 via BNC Analysis

Yahoo! Inc., acquired TomFoolery Inc.

synopsis: Yahoo has closed the acquisition of Tomfoolery, an enterprise app studio. Their first product is an app called Anchor, a real-time conversation platform. Users of the app can create groups for different threads. Anchor also integrates with other popular apps such as Box, Dropbox, and Evernote.
buyer: Yahoo! Inc. (AABA:$5,409.25)
Yahoo! Inc. is the premier digital media company, creating deeply personal digital experiences that keep more than half a billion people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the globe. "
target: TomFoolery Inc.
TomFoolery is an enterprise app studio. Their first product is an app called Anchor, a real-time conversation platform. Users of the app can create groups for different threads. Anchor also integrates with other popular apps such as Box, Dropbox, and Evernote.
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closed 1/27/2014 via BNC Analysis

Yahoo! Inc., acquired Cloud Party, Inc.

synopsis: Yahoo has acquired Cloud Party, a company that has created a virtual 3D experience, directly in users’ browser. With Cloud Party, users can build and create a world, customize an avatar, and share easily on the web without any downloads or plug-ins.
buyer: Yahoo! Inc. (AABA:$5,409.25)
Yahoo! Inc. is the premier digital media company, creating deeply personal digital experiences that keep more than half a billion people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the globe. "
target: Cloud Party, Inc.
Cloud Party is a 3D virtual experience space, right in the browser. Users can build and create using their fabulous new building block tools, create 3D objects, customize their avatar, or upload 3D models.
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announced 9/16/2020 via BNC Analysis

The Jerusalem Post, will acquire Walla! Communication, Ltd.

synopsis: The Jerusalem Post, an Israeli daily English and French language newspaper, will acquire Walla! from Bezeq, Israel's largest telecommunications service provider. Walla! is Israel's first online website directory. Walla! provides various online services, including search, news, e-mail and more.
buyer: The Jerusalem Post
The Jerusalem Post is an Israeli daily English and French language newspaper, founded in 1932. The Jerusalem Post has a much broader influence in that its readership comprises Israeli politicians, foreign journalists, and tourists, and it is also distributed worldwide. "
target parent: Bezeq
target: Walla! Communication, Ltd.
Walla! is Israel's first online website directory. Walla! provides various online services, including search, news, e-mail and more. Their website transmits and distributes original content in cooperation with various content providers.
price ($mm)
$19
rev ($mm)
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announced 6/11/2020 via BNC Analysis

Zoznam.sk, will acquire Zoznam.sk

synopsis: Martin Mác, Zoznam.sk's CEO, will acquire Zoznam.sk from Slovak Telekom, the largest multimedia operator in Slovakia. Zoznam.sk is Slovakia's first search engine. Zoznam.sk provides users with a clear list of everything they need to find on the internet. They also offer the latest news covering sports, lifestyle, TV, and more.
buyer: Zoznam.sk
Zoznam.sk is Slovakia's first search engine. Zoznam.sk provides users with a clear list of everything they need to find on the internet. They also offer the latest news covering sport, lifestyle, TV, and more. The company also operates other media sites such as Topky.sk, Sportky.sk and more. "
target parent: Deutsche Telekom
target: Zoznam.sk
Zoznam.sk is Slovakia's first search engine. Zoznam.sk provides users with a clear list of everything they need to find on the internet. They also offer the latest news covering sports, lifestyle, TV, and more. The company also operates other media sites such as Topky.sk, Sportky.sk and more.
price ($mm)
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closed 7/20/2017 via BNC Analysis

Amazon.com, Inc., acquired Graphiq

synopsis: Amazon.com Inc. acquired a Santa Barbara data analysis and search engine start-up in to help improve its Alexa virtual assistant. Graphiq is a semantic technology company that instantly delivers deep insights from the world’s data.
buyer: Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN:$280,522.00)
Amazon strives to be Earth's most customer-centric company where people can find and discover virtually anything they want to buy online. By giving customers more of what they want—low prices, vast selection, and convenience—Amazon continues to grow and evolve as a world-class e-commerce platform. "
target: Graphiq
Graphiq is a semantic technology company that instantly delivers deep insights from the world’s data. Since 2009, the company has amassed the world's deepest knowledge graph, encompassing 500 collections, 1 billion entities, 250 billion data points and 25 billion curated relationships.
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closed 2/1/2017 via BNC Analysis

Audioboom, acquired SONR News

synopsis: Audioboom Group PLC, the leading podcasting and on-demand audio platform for hosting, distributing and monetizing content, said it has completed its acquisition of SONR News Ltd, Sonr helps search across social networks, monitor accounts and keywords, and surface trending topics, all in one, easy to use dashboard.
buyer: Audioboom (AIM:BOOM:$0.59)
AudioBoom is the leading podcasting and on-demand audio platform for hosting, distributing and monetizing content. With offices in London, Melbourne, Mumbai and New York City, they host thousands of podcasts with top tier audio content producers from around the world. "
target: SONR News
Sonr helps search across social networks, monitor accounts and keywords, and surface trending topics as they pick up steam, all in one, easy to use dashboard. Using two proprietary forms of artificial intelligence, Sonr reduces the clutter of newsfeeds.
price ($mm)
$1.75*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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
announced 7/5/2016 via Company Press Release

OpenMail LLC, will acquire Infospace

synopsis: Blucora, Inc., a leading provider of technology-enabled financial solutions to consumers, small businesses and tax professionals, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Infospace business to OpenMail LLC. InfoSpace is a leading provider of white label search and monetization solutions.
buyer: OpenMail LLC
OpenMail believes in the power of using data for more relevant and targeted marketing. OpenMail helps emailers and email marketers gain audience insights and produce strong results with the most effective email data and analytics platforms ever created. "
target parent: Blucora, Inc.
target: Infospace
InfoSpace is a leading provider of white label search and monetization solutions. They serve a network of more than 100 web publishers globally, offering core search solutions as a proven means to monetize audience via a search-based advertising revenue stream.
price ($mm)
$45
rev ($mm)
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closed 3/13/2015 via BNC Analysis

Facebook, acquired TheFind, Inc.

synopsis: Facebook announced it has acquired personalized shopping search engine TheFind, Inc. Its product allows people to get recommendations for products while searching through its database of products. A user could enter generic terms like “black sweater” and then compare prices on black sweaters from a wide array of retailers aggregated by TheFind.
buyer: Facebook (FB:$73,357.00)
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world. "
target: TheFind, Inc.
TheFind, Inc. applies patented e-commerce technology to make the consumer shopping experience easy, efficient and fun. The technology works in a multi-channel environment to personalize the shopping experience.
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announced 11/9/2014 via Company Press Release

Hottolink, Inc., will acquire Socialgist

synopsis: Hottolink has agreed to acquire Effyis, doing business as Socialgist. The company helps their users get access to the world’s social media data. They find it, index it, structure it and make it query-able. They do it at scale, on their own infrastructure and in their own data centers.
buyer: Hottolink, Inc. (TSE:3680:$8.88)
Hottolink's core competence is agent technology which crawls massive data on the internet, store them on the huge distributed database, search and analyze them rapidly, and create noble knowledge from them. "
target: Socialgist
Socialgist helps their users get access to the world’s social media data. They find it, index it, structure it and make it query-able. And they do it at scale, on their own infrastructure and in their own data centers, allowing the largest companies and largest brands in the world to rely on them.
price ($mm)
$22
rev ($mm)
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closed 10/13/2014 via BNC Analysis

The Rainmaker Group Ventures, LLC., acquired Rent Jungle

synopsis: Pittsburgh-based Rent Jungle has been acquired by Atlanta-based The Rainmaker Group. Rent Jungle aggregates rental listings for multifamily and single-family homes with more than 1 million active listings and 1.5 million monthly site visits.
buyer: The Rainmaker Group Ventures, LLC.
Rainmaker is the market leader in profit optimization solutions for the Gaming & Hospitality and Multifamily Housing industries. Rainmaker leverages cutting-edge research in order to bring customers the most sophisticated solutions to their revenue management challenges. "
target: Rent Jungle
Rent Jungle LLC, a search engine company, operates an apartment search and market research Website in the United States. It enables users to find, lease, move, and decorate their new homes.
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closed 10/3/2014 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired Baarzo, Inc.

synopsis: Google has closed its acquisition of Baarzo, a video search service. It lets users find specific moments inside a video with the help of an auto detect feature for people, objects and actions. Baarzo's acquisition by Google is said to help the company improve its YouTube search feature.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$166,030.00)
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: Baarzo, Inc.
Baarzo provides a platform that makes search within video possible. Their advanced algorithms automatically detect and recognize people, objects, scenes, and actions. Their indexes pin-point these occurrences to exact frames, making any video easily searchable via natural language queries.
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announced 8/11/2014 via PR Newswire

Apax Partners, will acquire Answers Corporation

synopsis: Funds advised by Apax Partners, a global private equity firm, announced that they have entered into an agreement to acquire Answers Corporation, the parent company of Answers.com and a leading provider of cloud-based solutions that enhance customer acquisition and brand engagement, from Summit Partners, TA Associates, and founder shareholders.
buyer: Apax Partners
Apax Partners is one of the world's leading private equity investment groups. It operates globally and has more than 30 years of investing experience. Apax Partners has advised funds that total over $40 billion around the world in aggregate. "
target parent: Summit Partners
target: Answers Corporation
Answers' mission is to empower consumers, brands and organizations by connecting them with the information they need to make better-informed decisions. The Answers Platform leverages the sizable reach of Answers.com, and its leading cloud-based solutions from ForeSee, Webcollage and ResellerRatings.
price ($mm)
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closed 7/30/2014 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired MadBits

synopsis: Twitter has acquired image search startup Madbits, a tech startup that focuses on building new user experiences in the media space (photos and videos). Image understanding is a task of primary importance for a wide range of practical applications.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,480.08)
Twitter is a real-time information network that connects people to the latest stories, ideas, opinions and news about what they find interesting. Simply find the accounts most compelling and follow the conversations. "
target: MadBits
MADBITS is a tech startup that focuses on building new user experiences in the media space (photos and videos). Image understanding is a task of primary importance for a wide range of practical applications.
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closed 6/12/2014 via BNC Analysis

Crunchyroll, acquired Redux

synopsis: Crunchyroll has announced that it has acquired Redux. The company makes discovering exceptional online video as enjoyable and effortless as watching cable television - Redux delivers a lean-back TV experience programmed by curators and friends that share their taste. Redux offers hundreds of channels of entertaining, hand-picked video.
buyer parent: The Chernin Group
buyer: Crunchyroll
Crunchyroll is the leading global video service for Japanese Anime and Asian media. Crunchyroll has over 20,000 videos and 10,000 hours of Anime, Korean Drama and Live-Action titles on Crunchyroll.com. "
target: Redux
Redux makes discovering exceptional online video as enjoyable and effortless as watching cable television - Redux delivers a lean-back TV experience programmed by curators and friends that share their taste. Redux offers hundreds of channels of entertaining, hand-picked video.
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closed 4/8/2014 via PE Hub

Symphony Technology Group, acquired Jobrapido

synopsis: Symphony Technology Group (STG), a private equity firm focused on investing in software, Internet services and technology-enabled business services, announced that it has acquired Jobrapido, the job search engine division of the Daily Mail Group’s digital recruitment business (known as Evenbase).
buyer: Symphony Technology Group
Symphony Technology Group (STG) is a strategic private equity firm with the mission of investing in and building great software and services companies. STG also provides transformation expertise to enable its companies to deliver maximum value to its clients. "
target parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
target: Jobrapido
Jobrapido is the leading job search engine in Europe and Latin America. Jobrapido helps job seekers access millions of jobs gathered from over fifty thousands sources (job boards, classifieds sites, recruitment agencies, employer sites, etc.).
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announced 1/29/2014 via Market Wire

TiVo Inc., will acquire Digitalsmiths Corp.

synopsis: TiVo Inc., a leader in the advanced television market, announced that it will acquire Digitalsmiths, the Pay-TV industry's most broadly adopted cloud-based content discovery and recommendation service.
buyer: TiVo Inc. (TIVO:$661.39)
TiVo is a global leader in advanced television service offering products on multiple platforms and devices. TiVo offers its service directly to consumers, and also distributes its technology and services through solutions tailored for cable, satellite and broadcasting companies. "
target: Digitalsmiths Corp.
Built for service providers, content providers and consumer electronics manufacturers, Digitalsmiths Seamless Discovery® enables personalized discovery experiences that instantly connect consumers to the most relevant movies, TV shows and live events available, at any time, on any screen.
price ($mm)
$135
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 12/20/2012 via BNC Analysis

Scandinavia Online ASA, will acquire kvasir.no

synopsis: Eniro Norge AS signed an agreement to divest web search engine Kvasir.no to Scandinavia Online AS. Kvasir ANS operates as a web search engine.
buyer: Scandinavia Online ASA
Scandinavia Online is a web portal that has fresh news, utility services and communications between users. SOL ® also offers individual services that target the young. These services work to a greater degree of entertainment, socialization, and user involvement. "
target parent: Eniro AB
target: kvasir.no
Kvasir operates as a web search engine and is based in Oslo, Norway.
price ($mm)
$3.38
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 8/23/2012 via PR Newswire

Rebellion Media Group Inc, acquired TVDuck.com

synopsis: Rebellion Media has solidified its presence in the entertainment vertical with the acquisition of a portfolio of video search engine properties, highlighted by TVDuck.com. Tvduck.com lets users watch tv, movies, documentaries, music videos, funny video clips, sports clips, share and enjoy free videos.
buyer: Rebellion Media Group Inc
Rebellion Media is a leading digital media company. They create and acquire digital media properties within their targeted categories (health & wellness, technology, entertainment and sports) and power them with an innovative content, traffic and monetization platform. "
target: TVDuck.com
Tvduck.com lets users watch TV, movies, documentaries, music videos, funny video clips, sports clips, share and enjoy free videos.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/9/2012 via BNC Analysis

Libero Srl, acquired Matrix S.p.A.

synopsis: Italy's Telecom Italia SpA has sold Internet unit Matrix, one of Italy's major digital advertising players, to web portal Libero Srl. Matrix is a pioneer in the Italian internet market and the owner of one of the main Italian internet portals, Virgilio, provider of interactivie services, itineraries and directions.
buyer parent: Weather Investments II S.a.r.l
buyer: Libero Srl
Created on July 13, 1999 as Italy’s first Internet and e-mail portal, libero.it boasts one of the largest Italian Internet community, with more than 13 million unique users per month and 8.5 million active e-mail accounts. "
target parent: Telecom Italia
target: Matrix S.p.A.
Matrix is a pioneer in the Italian internet market and the owner of one of the main Italian internet portals, Virgilio, provider of interactivie services, itineraries and directions. Matrix is also one of Italy's major digital advertising players.
price ($mm)
$109
rev ($mm)
$118
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.9x
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/2/2012 via BNC Analysis

The Washington Post, purchased Talent from Digg, Inc.

synopsis: The Washington Post has made a talent acquisition of the Digg team, but not Digg's site or technology. The move comes not as a move by the Post to revive the struggling social news site, but as the recruitment of a team that can help develop its Trove social news platform, as well as Trove-powered products like its Social Reader and Personal Post.
buyer parent: The Washington Post Company
buyer: The Washington Post (:$0.00)
A morning daily and Sunday newspaper published in Washington, D.C. For the 12-month period ending September 30, 1998, The Post's unaudited estimated average circulation was 783,000 daily and 1,095,000 Sunday. The Post maintains 20 foreign, 5 national, and 12 metropolitan news bureaus. "
seller: Digg, Inc.
Founded in 2004 and based in San Francisco, CA, Digg, Inc. operates as a news Web site. It allows users to submit stories for review and comment on stories and videos published on Web site. The company’s Web portal allows people to discover and share content.
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Macro Games S.A.
Macro Games S.A.
Macro Games S.A. is a Polish company that operates CSCenter.pl and MyCraft.pl, gaming websites that provide the latest news, videos and live streams for the games Counter-Strike and Minecraft. The company produces games as well, mainly in the MMORPG genre using a free-to-play business model.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$1.24
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.25
EBIT ($mm)
$0.14
Net Income ($mm)
$0.06
Employees
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Ticker: KOSDAQ:A299910
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vespa Inc
Vespa Inc
Vespa, Inc is a leading game developer based in Seoul, South Korea. They are the creators behind "King’s Raid", a mobile game that’s available on all app stores.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$109.59
EBITDA ($mm)
$25.02
EBIT ($mm)
$24.85
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: KOSDAQ:A060240
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Longtu Korea Inc.
Longtu Korea Inc.
Longtu Korea Inc. is an Android game developer that has been active since 2015. The current app portfolio contains 4 games. Longtu Korea is known for its popular mobile MMORPG Sword and Magic.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$53.10
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.05
EBIT ($mm)
$0.42
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
77
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Ticker: TSE:2432
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DeNA Global, Inc.
DeNA Global, Inc.
DeNA is the global leader in mobile internet entertainment. DeNA develops and operates a broad range of mobile and online services including games, e-commerce and entertainment content distribution.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,148.98
EBITDA ($mm)
$205.30
EBIT ($mm)
$103.13
Net Income ($mm)
$73.77
Employees
2475
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Ticker: ZNGA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Zynga, Inc.
Zynga, Inc.
Zynga is an American video game developer running social video game services since 2007. The company develops social games that work stand-alone on mobile phone platforms such as Apple iOS, Android, Windows Phone and on the Internet through its website, Zynga.com, and social networking websites.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,605.21
EBITDA ($mm)
($5.51)
EBIT ($mm)
($82.10)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1883
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Ticker: TSXV:LAB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tangelo Games
Tangelo Games
Tangelo's team of gaming experts committed to deliver cutting-edge, future ready, scalable gaming assets to the marketplace. This translates into a collection of fun, casual, casino themed games that are free to play and generate revenue primarily through the in-game/in-app sale of virtual coins.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$11.56
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.63)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.62)
Net Income ($mm)
$0.40
Employees
35
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Ticker: GLUU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Glu Mobile Inc.
Glu Mobile Inc.
Glu Mobile is a leading global developer and publisher of free-to-play games for smartphone and tablet devices. Glu is focused on creating compelling original IP games on a wide range of platforms including iOS, Android™, Windows Phone and MAC OS.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$252.92
EBITDA ($mm)
($52.78)
EBIT ($mm)
($66.63)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
754
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Ticker: SZSE:30005
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shenzhen ZQGame Co., Ltd.
Shenzhen ZQGame Co., Ltd.
ZQGame, Inc. is an online gaming company driven to create compelling entertainment experiences across online, mobile, and tablet platforms for the hardcore gamer.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$51.93
EBITDA ($mm)
$10.47
EBIT ($mm)
$8.19
Net Income ($mm)
$8.17
Employees
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Ticker: OTCPK:FRZT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Freeze Tag, Inc.
Freeze Tag, Inc.
Freeze Tag, Inc. is a leading creator of mobile social games that are fun and engaging for all ages. Players can download and enjoy their games for free, or they can purchase virtual items and additional features within the game to increase the fun factor.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$0.12
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.64)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
10
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Ticker: TSXV:BKD
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Breaking Data Corporation
Breaking Data Corporation
Breaking Data Corp. is a technology provider of semantic search, machine learning and natural language processing ("NLP"). The Company's technology platform has many practical applications, in multiple business and consumer verticals that are immersed in massive media and data rich settings.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$9.53
EBITDA ($mm)
($7.10)
EBIT ($mm)
($7.53)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: APPZ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Monster Offers, Inc. {duplicate}
Monster Offers, Inc. {duplicate}
Monster Arts is a Daily Deal analytics provider and aggregator, collecting daily deals from multiple sites in local communities across the U.S. and Canada. The company collects and publishes thousands of daily deals and allows consumers to organize these deals by geography or product categories.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$1.00
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
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Ticker: OTCPK:EPAZ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Epazz, Inc.
Epazz, Inc.
Epazz, Inc. specializes in enterprise cryptocurrency blockchain mobile apps and cloud business process software, with more than 500 repeat customers. Epazz technology makes it easy to convert legacy systems into cloud business process software.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$1.35
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.30
EBIT ($mm)
$0.28
Net Income ($mm)
$0.05
Employees
8
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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
2020
rev ($mm)
$16,111.06
EBITDA ($mm)
$5,439.30
EBIT ($mm)
$2,136.76
Net Income ($mm)
$3,603.90
Employees
37779
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Ticker: TSE:4689
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Yahoo Japan Corporation
Yahoo Japan Corporation
Yahoo Japan Corporation operates Yahoo Japan, a Japanese online information portal that offers auctions, entertainment, news, and online shopping in addition to its search engine and Internet directory.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$8,988.42
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,876.77
EBIT ($mm)
$1,289.85
Net Income ($mm)
$689.54
Employees
12874
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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
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Naver {duplicate}
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: YNDX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Yandex N.V.
Yandex N.V.
Yandex is one of the largest internet companies in Europe, providing a wide variety of search and other online services. Yandex's mission is to help users solve their everyday problems by building people-centric products and services.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,296.94
EBITDA ($mm)
$586.60
EBIT ($mm)
$402.39
Net Income ($mm)
$292.97
Employees
9005
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Ticker: SOHU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sohu.com Inc.
Sohu.com Inc.
Sohu.com is China's premier online brand and indispensable to the daily life of millions of Chinese, providing a network of web properties and community based/web 2.0 products which offer the vast Sohu user community a broad array of choices regarding information, entertainment and communication.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$852.09
EBITDA ($mm)
$351.66
EBIT ($mm)
$281.81
Net Income ($mm)
$162.74
Employees
8035
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Ticker: LOCM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Local.com Corporation
Local.com Corporation
Local.com Corporation, a leading online local media company, enables brick-and-mortar businesses to connect with online customers using a variety of digital marketing products. The company reaches more than 20 million consumers each month on the flagship Local.com website.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$97.80
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
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Ticker: JASDAQ:3754
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Excite Japan Co., Ltd.
Excite Japan Co., Ltd.
Excite Japan Co., Ltd. provides Internet information services in Japan. It operates a media content portal; and provides Internet-connection services and paid content to users. The company was founded in 1997 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$58.85
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.31
EBIT ($mm)
($1.26)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
251
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Ticker: TSE:3680
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hottolink, Inc.
Hottolink's core competence is agent technology which crawls massive data on the internet, store them on the huge distributed database, search and analyze them rapidly, and create noble knowledge from them.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$8.88
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$1.38
Net Income ($mm)
$0.57
Employees
28
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Ticker: APPZ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Monster Offers, Inc. {duplicate}
Monster Offers, Inc. {duplicate}
Monster Arts is a Daily Deal analytics provider and aggregator, collecting daily deals from multiple sites in local communities across the U.S. and Canada. The company collects and publishes thousands of daily deals and allows consumers to organize these deals by geography or product categories.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$1.00
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
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Ticker: OTCPK:YIPI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Yippy, Inc.
Yippy, Inc.
Yippy, Inc is a unified search company known for its clustering technology, big data consolidation and eDiscovery tools. Specializing in the development of search, data normalization, and aggregation through application service environments for consumer and enterprise markets.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$0.08
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.15
EBIT ($mm)
($1.64)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2
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Ticker: IRYS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
iTrackr Systems, Inc.
iTrackr Systems, Inc.
iTrackr Systems, Inc. is an e-commerce software and services company that engages in the development, marketing, and commercialization of an online product and inventory search application for retailers and consumers.
year
2010
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Ticker: TASE:BBYL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Babylon Ltd.
Babylon Ltd.
Babylon.com is a leading global provider of Internet search services and language solutions. Babylon offers translations in 77 languages, dictionary definitions, and Wikipedia results in 25 languages.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$22.89
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$7.68
Employees
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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)
$73,357.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$32,545.00
EBIT ($mm)
$26,562.00
Net Income ($mm)
$20,958.00
Employees
48268
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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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