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closed 5/20/2015 via PR Newswire

Motorsport.com, acquired Edimotive S.r.l

synopsis: Motorsport.com LLC, a Miami based global technology and multimedia company, announced its acquisition of the multimedia publishing company Edimotive S.r.l, Italy's most valuable online resource for motorsports and automotive news content.
buyer: Motorsport.com
Motorsport.com is an international network of online motorsports content, multi-national platforms, world-class digital distribution, video and interactive multimedia worldwide. "
target: Edimotive S.r.l
Edimotive is a 10 years old digital publisher with a strong focus on automotive industry recognized as one of the most innovative and reliable players on the Italian Market.
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closed 7/12/2017 via Company Press Release

Fabrica Communications Co., Ltd., acquired CarMe

synopsis: Fabrica Communications has acquired the web magazine CarMe, a car news magazine operated by I And C-Cruise Co., Ltd (Iron DoCy Cruise Co Ltd.) based in Japan.
buyer parent: SE Blue Equity
buyer: Fabrica Communications Co., Ltd.
Fabrica Communications Co., Ltd. based in Japan, operates a used car web portal, 車選び.com (Kurumaerabi.com). "
target parent: I AND C-Cruise Co. Ltd.
target: CarMe
CarMe, based in Japan, is a web magazine that I AND C-Cruise Co. Ltd. started operating in August 2014, which operates on the theme "to everyone who enjoys car life".
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closed 5/19/2015 via PR Newswire

Motorsport.com, acquired WorldCarFans.com

synopsis: Motorsport LLC announced that it has acquired WorldCarFans.com - one of the world's largest online auto enthusiast publications. WorldCarFans.com features daily editorial coverage of emerging product news and auto industry headlines, augmented by video, spy photos, live international motor show coverage, photo galleries and various feature stories.
buyer: Motorsport.com
Motorsport.com is an international network of online motorsports content, multi-national platforms, world-class digital distribution, video and interactive multimedia worldwide. "
target: WorldCarFans.com
Worldcarfans.com features daily editorial coverage of emerging product news and auto industry headlines, augmented by video, spy photos, live international motor show coverage, daily Formula 1 updates, high-resolution photo galleries and various feature stories.
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closed 9/27/2006 via PR Newswire

Action Pursuit Group, acquired Action Media Operating LLC

synopsis: The Action Pursuit Group LLC, an operating company of Apprise Enthusiast Media LLC, announced the acquisition from Great Hill Partners of Action Media Operating LLC, the leading provider of events and online media properties serving the tuner and sports compact performance market.
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
buyer: Action Pursuit Group
Action Pursuit Group (formerly CFW Enterprises, Inc.) dominates the fast-growing paintball enthusiast category with Action Pursuit Games and Paintball. The company also publishes Inside Kung Fu and Grappling, which covers the fastest-growing segment of the martial arts category. "
target parent: Great Hill Partners LLC
target: Action Media Operating LLC
Action Media is an integrated multimedia company that provides its clients with a unique and powerful gateway to the potent, yet elusive Gen X-Y audience. Producing over 30 annual events in the top 20 markets in North America.
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closed 5/7/2013 via PR Web

Lighthouse Publications, LLC, acquired BoatingLocal

synopsis: Lighthouse Publications has announced the acquisition of BoatingLocal.com, the premiere online source of recreational boating news, entertainment and information in New England. It is a daily online magazine for New England boaters and fishermen, with over 6,000 published posts.
buyer: Lighthouse Publications, LLC
Lighthouse Publications, LLC is a mid-sized company specializing in high-end glossy magazines with a variety of titles: Southern New England Home, Southern New England Weddings, Home Remodeling Cape Cod, the Islands & South Coast and Golf & Leisure Cape Cod, The Vineyard, and more. "
target: BoatingLocal
BoatingLocal is the premiere online source of recreational boating news, entertainment and information in New England.
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closed 4/18/2005 via Company Press Release

Advanstar Communications Inc., acquired Rubicon Media Group, Inc.

synopsis: Advanstar Communications Inc., a leading worldwide publishing, tradeshow and marketing services company, announced today that it has acquired the Off-Road.com web site from Rubicon Media Group, Inc. The acquisition of Off-Road.com further strengthens Advanstar's growing position in the off-road, powersports and automotive aftermarket industries.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Advanstar Communications Inc.
Advanstar Communications Inc. is a leading worldwide media company providing integrated marketing solutions for the Fashion, Life Sciences and Powersports industries. "
target: Rubicon Media Group, Inc.
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closed 9/11/2017 via BNC Analysis

Stab Magazine, acquired Stab Magazine

synopsis: Embattled online retailer SurfStitch has sold Rollingyouth, the owner of Stab Magazine, back to its co-founders Tom Bird and Sam McIntosh. Stab Magazine is the world’s leading online surf publishing network. Established in 2004 and headquartered in Sydney, Stab Magazine originated as a style and surf print magazine.
buyer: Stab Magazine
Stab Magazine is the world’s leading online surf publishing network. Established in 2004 and headquartered in Sydney, Stab Magazine originated as a style and surf print magazine, and leveraged its strong relationships with brands and athletes to launch its successful digital platform. "
target parent: SurfStitch Group
target: Stab Magazine
Stab Magazine is the world’s leading online surf publishing network. Established in 2004 and headquartered in Sydney, Stab Magazine originated as a style and surf print magazine, and leveraged its strong relationships with brands and athletes to launch its successful digital platform.
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SurfStitch Group, acquired Stab Magazine

synopsis: The Surfstitch Group has acquired Stab Magazine, the world’s leading online surf publishing network. Founded in 2004 Stab Magazine has become a social media hub in surf and a trusted source of product reviews, exclusive content and access to athletes and brands. Stab Magazine drives over 750,000 unique monthly users to its site.
buyer: SurfStitch Group (ASX:SRF:$172.42)
The SurfStitch Group is an industry leading actions sports and youth culture apparel content network and online retailer. It is a destination site for customers to connect with everything surf-related and engage across all platforms. "
target: Stab Magazine
Stab Magazine is the world’s leading online surf publishing network. Established in 2004 and headquartered in Sydney, Stab Magazine originated as a style and surf print magazine, and leveraged its strong relationships with brands and athletes to launch its successful digital platform.
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closed 7/12/2013 via BusinessWire

Bellissimo Family, acquired Chronicle of the Horse, The

synopsis: Mark Bellissimo of Wellington, Fla., announced the purchase of The Chronicle of the Horse and related media properties. The Chronicle of the Horse is the number one globally ranked non-racing equestrian website in the world.
buyer: Bellissimo Family
Mark Bellissimo is one of the founding partners of Wellington Equestrian Partnership. Wellington Equestrian Partners LLC owns and operates the world’s largest and longest running equestrian event, the Winter Equestrian Festival, as well as the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center. "
target: Chronicle of the Horse, The
The Chronicle of the Horse is the industry leader in providing news coverage of national and international sport horse competitions. Through our complete magazine and web coverage we offer everything from competition results to compelling features and thought-provoking commentary.
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closed 8/6/2019 via Company Press Release

Dennis Publishing Limited, acquired Car Throttle

synopsis: Dennis, the international media group behind Auto Express, evo and Carbuyer, has acquired market leading social media brand Car Throttle and its motorsport brand, WTF1. Car Throttle is the largest video publisher in the automotive industry worldwide, with over 200 million monthly views.
buyer parent: Exponent Private Equity
buyer: Dennis Publishing Limited
Dennis Publishing Group comprises Dennis Publishing Ltd in the UK and The Week Publications Inc. in the US. Its portfolio of over 30 brands, operates in four areas of excellence: Current Affairs, Technology, Automotive and Lifestyle . "
target: Car Throttle
Car Throttle is the largest video publisher in the automotive industry worldwide, with over 200 million monthly views. The company has built a cross-platform community with over 8 million Facebook fans, 2 million subscribers on YouTube (largest UK auto channel) and 2 million monthly unique visitors.
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closed 3/9/2017 via Company Press Release

Car Throttle, acquired WTF1

synopsis: Car Throttle announces the acquisition of social motorsport community WTF1. WTF1 was created to give young racing fans an online platform with a different approach to media. Ignoring straight-written reports and news, WTF1 shares the latest viral videos, memes and fan concepts as well as producing listicles, quizzes and more!
buyer: Car Throttle
Car Throttle creates and distributes engaging car content and works closely with advertisers looking to reach a valuable audience. Dubbed ‘Buzzfeed for cars’, the site evolved into a vibrant community serving millions of users who follow the brand on its apps and major social media platforms. "
target: WTF1
WTF1 was created to give young racing fans an online platform with a different approach to media. Ignoring straight-written reports and news, WTF1 shares the latest viral videos, memes and fan concepts as well as producing listicles, quizzes and more!
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closed 1/24/2008 via BusinessWire

Internet Brands, Inc., acquired HuntingNet.com

synopsis: Internet Brands, Inc., a leading operator of media and e-commerce websites, announced the acquisition of HuntingNet.com, a popular community website in the online hunting niche. The sites join well-known online community destinations including Wikitravel.org, FlyerTalk.com, and BikeForums.com as part of Internet Brands’ Travel & Leisure division.
buyer: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Los Angeles-based Internet Brands, Inc. is a leading Internet media company that owns, operates and grows community and e-commerce websites in the automotive, careers, home, money and business, shopping and travel and leisure categories. "
target: HuntingNet.com
HuntingNet.com is the largest hunting community on the Internet. Founded in 1995, the site consists of more than 10,000 pages of content including daily hunting news updates, original articles, field journals, and photo galleries.
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VerticalScope Inc., acquired MTBR.com and Roadbikereview.com

synopsis: VerticalScope Inc.announced that it has acquired MTBR.com and Roadbikereview.com. MTBR.com and Roadbikereview.com are industry leading mountain biking and cycling sites which reach over 2 million passionate mountain bikers and cyclists each month.
buyer parent: Torstar Corporation
buyer: VerticalScope Inc.
Founded in 1999, Verticalscope Inc. is a leading online media company that owns and operates 1400 + consumer resource sites and enthusiast social communities strategically positioned across verticals with high consumer engagement, significant consumer spending and strong blue-chip advertisers. "
target parent: Invenda Corporation
target: MTBR.com and Roadbikereview.com
MTBR.com and Roadbikereview.com are industry leading mountain biking and cycling sites which reach over 2 million passionate mountain bikers and cyclists each month.
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closed 7/2/2015 via PR Newswire

ACCEO Solutions, acquired Julo Ltd.

synopsis: ACCEO Solutions Inc., a Canadian leader in information technology and business and financial solutions, is proud to announce its acquisition of Julo, a Quebec-based firm working on the development, operation, and promotion of an online broadcasting and registration platform for activities offered by recreational and cultural organizations.
buyer: ACCEO Solutions
Canadian IT company ACCEO Solutions specializes in the design, implementation, integration, and support of management software; e-business development; and payment, professional, and technical services. ACCEO Solutions is currently experiencing growth with nearly 1000 employees and 60 000 clients. "
target: Julo Ltd.
Julo established a twofold mission for itself: to enable providers to offer recreational activities easily and at a low cost, and to give the public access to secure online registration for activities.
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closed 10/23/2019 via Company Press Release

Escapees RV Club, acquired RV to Freedom

synopsis: Escapees RV Club has announced the acquisition of all RV to Freedom properties including its popular course Roadmap to Full-Time RVing. This course leads the customer from the dreaming stage to becoming a full or part-time RVer. It also includes the RV to Freedom Facebook group with over 39,000 members.
buyer: Escapees RV Club
The Escapees RV Club is one of the oldest, largest and most loved RV membership organizations in the world. It is a tightly-knit community of like-minded RVers. It also offers support services like mail forwarding, healthcare solutions, and roadside assistance. "
target: RV to Freedom
RV to Freedom is a resource for RVers and those wanting to learn more about the RVing lifestyle. RV to Freedom has information needed to start a life a freedom on the road. RV to Freedom offers a popular course called Roadmap to Full-Time RVing.
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closed 12/19/2018 via PR Newswire

Flash Equity LLC, acquired The Drive

synopsis: The Drive, one of the most influential automotive media platforms, has been acquired by Flash Equity LLC. Since its founding in 2015, The Drive continues to publish a wide range of automotive and transportation content including breaking news stories, reviews, incisive op-eds, and investigative features.
buyer: Flash Equity LLC
Flash Equity is a principal investment firm dedicated to building a portfolio of growing, transformative online media brands. Flash Equity management team has extensive experience in the intersection of technology and media and seeks to make long-term investments across the media landscape. "
target parent: Meredith Corporation
target: The Drive
The Drive is one of the most influential automotive media platforms. The Drive publishes a wide range of automotive and transportation content including breaking news stories, reviews, incisive op-eds, and investigative features.
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announced 12/5/2018 via PR Newswire

CarGurus, will acquire PistonHeads

synopsis: CarGurus, Inc., a leading global automotive marketplace, and Haymarket Media Group, a specialist international media company, announced they have signed an agreement for CarGurus to acquire used car motoring website PistonHeads.
buyer: CarGurus (CARG:$556.85)
CarGurus is a global, online automotive marketplace connecting buyers and sellers of cars. The company uses proprietary technology, search algorithms and data analytics to bring trust and transparency to the automotive search experience and help users find great deals from top-rated dealers. "
target parent: Haymarket Group Limited
target: PistonHeads
PistonHeads is Europe's largest online motoring community. Featuring the latest news and reviews, active discussion forums and over 140,000 classified motoring ads!
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closed 5/3/2017 via Company Press Release

NextStage SCA, acquired NaturaBuy

synopsis: NaturaBuy SAS, the marketplace for small ads and the purchase/sale of hunting, fishing and outdoor items, has been acquired by NextStage, a private equity fund based in Paris. Mondadori France was the seller.
buyer: NextStage SCA (ENXTPA:NEXTS:$5.23)
NextStageAM is an independent management company and one of the pioneers and leaders in the provision of growth capital in France. NextStageAM is specialized in investing and financing the growth of SMEs and mid-sized businesses (MSBs) that are “champions” in their respective fields. "
target parent: FinInvest SpA
target: NaturaBuy
NaturaBuy is the first French auction site and classified ads specializing in the world of hunting, fishing and outdoor and nature recreation.
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closed 12/31/2016 via BNC Analysis

tronc, acquired Spanfeller Media Group

synopsis: Tronc has closed a deal to buy the Spanfeller Media Group, and its food and outdoors digital properties. Tronc gains TheDailyMeal.com as well as the much smaller TheActiveTimes.com. Daily Meal offers 1.2 million recipes, 80,000 wine reviews and one million restaurant reviews. The Active Times is an outdoor enthusiast site.
buyer: tronc (NasdaqGM:TRNC:$1,513.52)
tronc, Inc. is a media company rooted in award-winning journalism, which harnesses proprietary technology to present personalized, premium content to a global audience in real time. tronc draws content from its vast media portfolio that has a commitment to informing and inspiring communities. "
target: Spanfeller Media Group
The Spanfeller Media Group is a new age media company creating content for the web. The company operates The Daily Meal and The Active Times. The Daily Meal offers 1.2 million recipes, 80,000 wine reviews and one million restaurant reviews. The Active Times is an outdoor enthusiast site.
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closed 11/8/2016 via BusinessWire

Motor1.com, acquired Carplace.com.br

synopsis: Miami-based technology and multimedia company Motor1.com, a sister company of Motorsport.com, continues its global expansion into South America by acquiring Brazilian market leader, Carplace.com.br. The acquired digital automotive platform allows Motor1.com to expand its global network.
buyer parent: Motorsport.com
buyer: Motor1.com
Motor1.com is a technologically advanced international digital media group specializing in automotive content while delivering the latest news, car reviews, buying guides, price lists and premium video production. "
target: Carplace.com.br
CARPLACE has become one of the leading automotive websites in Brazil in reference to editorial quality, speed, interactivity and reliability.
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closed 5/20/2015 via PR Newswire

Motorsport.com, acquired Edimotive S.r.l

synopsis: Motorsport.com LLC, a Miami based global technology and multimedia company, announced its acquisition of the multimedia publishing company Edimotive S.r.l, Italy's most valuable online resource for motorsports and automotive news content.
buyer: Motorsport.com
Motorsport.com is an international network of online motorsports content, multi-national platforms, world-class digital distribution, video and interactive multimedia worldwide. "
target: Edimotive S.r.l
Edimotive is a 10 years old digital publisher with a strong focus on automotive industry recognized as one of the most innovative and reliable players on the Italian Market.
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closed 1/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Kelsey Media, acquired Motorsport News

synopsis: Kelsey Media, one of the fastest growing media businesses in the UK, has acquired Motorsport News from Motorsport Network, a global media company focused on cars and racing. Motorsport News is a weekly newspaper in the UK. Motorsport News carries all the news and opinion from the latest events in motor racing and rallying.
buyer: Kelsey Media
Kelsey Media is one of the fastest growing media businesses in the UK. From car magazines, tours and shows, the company is a dynamic multi-media business of more than 60 brands across lifestyle, fitness, homes, aviation, trucks, tractors, cars and pets. "
target parent: Motorsport.com
target: Motorsport News
Motorsport News is a weekly newspaper in the UK. Motorsport News carries all the news and opinion from the latest events in motor racing and rallying. The paper covers a wide range of motorsports, including circuit racing, rallying, karting, rallycross, drag racing, speed events and truck racing.
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closed 6/5/2019 via Company Press Release

Motorsport Live, acquired Canossa Events

synopsis: Motorsport Network, the integrated digital platform that is the destination of choice for millions of automotive and racing fans, has announced the acquisition of the renowned Italian motoring events business, Canossa Events. Canossa Events will join the network’s experiences and ticketing division, Motorsport Live.
buyer parent: Motorsport.com
buyer: Motorsport Live
Motorsport Live is the events and ticketing division of the Motorsport Network. Motorsport Live is the combination of bookf1.com, bookmoto.com and bookwec.com, which are motorsport ticketing platforms, and SportStadion, which specialises in organising unique motorsport experiences. "
target: Canossa Events
Canossa Events is a renowned Italian motoring events business. Canossa Events was formed in 2010 and is best known for its classic car rallies and its supercar motor touring events that blend exotic collectable cars, world-class hospitality and road adventures set in Europe and the Middle East.
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closed 12/19/2018 via Company Press Release

Motorsport.com, acquired Virtually Entertained Limited

synopsis: Motorsport Network’s strategic push into the rapidly growing esport sector gained extra momentum with the acquisition of a market-leading specialist business, Virtually Entertained, that operates a portfolio of esports services spanning the complete range of capabilities required to deliver motor racing esports events.
buyer: Motorsport.com
Motorsport Network’s technology & distinct brands distinguish their content & services to help them engage motorsport & auto fans. They connect this universe with television, digital content, live events, ecommerce, gaming & social networking to unify people with a passion for all things automotive."
target: Virtually Entertained Limited
Virtually Entertained is a specialist event company, focusing on delivering esports events to the end client. They operate a portfolio of esports services spanning the complete range of capabilities required to deliver motor racing esports events.
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announced 8/9/2017 via Company Press Release

Motorsport.com, will acquire James Allen on F1

synopsis: Motorsport Network has reached agreement with high-profile Formula 1 commentator and journalist James Allen to bring his award-winning blog JamesAllenonF1.com to Motorsport.com, Autosport.com and Motor1.com. JamesAllenonF1.com is one of the most influential and widely-read blogs specialising in Formula 1 content.
buyer: Motorsport.com
Motorsport Network’s technology & distinct brands distinguish their content & services to help them engage motorsport & auto fans. They connect this universe with television, digital content, live events, ecommerce, gaming & social networking to unify people with a passion for all things automotive."
target: James Allen on F1
James Allen on F1 is one of the most influential and widely-read blogs specialising in Formula 1 content. The website is run by James Allen, one of the most experienced and insightful broadcasters and journalists working in Formula 1.
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closed 7/31/2017 via BNC Analysis

Motorsport.com, acquired sport media group GmbH

synopsis: _wige MEDIA AG signed agreements on the sale of its 51% stake in the Munich-based sport media group GmbH to Motorsport Network, LLC, Miami (Florida). With Motorsport-Total.com and Formel1.de, sport media group GmbH is the market leader for motorsport portals in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
buyer: Motorsport.com
Motorsport Network’s technology & distinct brands distinguish their content & services to help them engage motorsport & auto fans. They connect this universe with television, digital content, live events, ecommerce, gaming & social networking to unify people with a passion for all things automotive."
target parent: Wige Media AG
target: sport media group GmbH
With Motorsport-Total.com and Formel1.de, sport media group GmbH is the market leader for motorsport portals in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Motorsport-Total.com and Formel1.de have achieved some 22 million and 20 million page impressions a month respectively.
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Motor1.com, acquired Motoring Media Network

synopsis: Motorsport Network’s world-leading automotive website Motor1.com has acquired Motoring Media Network, a content and communications agency that creates and delivers branded content for the automotive industry. Motorsport Network connects hundreds of millions of people who love motorsport and cars.
buyer parent: Motorsport.com
buyer: Motor1.com
Motor1.com delivers the latest news, car reviews, buying guides, pricing, and premium video production in 15 editions in 11 different languages. They focus on all automotive content: cars, sportscars, supercars, sedans, SUVs, motorcycles, auto shows and more. "
target: Motoring Media Network
Motoring Media Network is a content and communications agency that creates and delivers branded content for the automotive industry – the only agency of its kind in the country. They are based in Australia.
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closed 4/19/2017 via Company Press Release

Motor1.com, acquired AutoNews Medien GmbH

synopsis: Motor1.com, the leading global source of online car reviews, news, and information, announced that it has acquired AutoNews Medien GmbH with its range of publishing interests including German automotive website, Auto-News.de. AutoNews is one of the definitive sources of news, car reviews, picture galleries, and reports from auto shows in Germany.
buyer parent: Motorsport.com
buyer: Motor1.com
Motor1.com delivers the latest news, car reviews, buying guides, pricing, and premium video production in 15 editions in 11 different languages. They focus on all automotive content: cars, sportscars, supercars, sedans, SUVs, motorcycles, auto shows and more. "
target: AutoNews Medien GmbH
AutoNews Medien GmbH is a German publisher for automotive news, both in print and online. They are one of the definitive sources of news, car reviews, picture galleries, reports from auto shows and videos in Germany.
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Motorsport.com, acquired Sutton Images

synopsis: Motorsport Network, the owner of Motorsport.com and Autosport.com, confirmed that it had acquired Sutton Images, reckoned to be the largest independent motorsport photo agency. The company has grown progressively to provide contract photographic services in Formula 1 and other motorsport categories.
buyer: Motorsport.com
Motorsport Network’s technology & distinct brands distinguish their content & services to help them engage motorsport & auto fans. They connect this universe with television, digital content, live events, ecommerce, gaming & social networking to unify people with a passion for all things automotive."
target: Sutton Images
Sutton Images is reckoned to be the largest independent motorsport photo agency. The company has grown progressively to provide contract photographic services in Formula 1 and other motorsport categories. By the late 2000's, Suttons had amassed an extensive digital archive.
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Motorsport.com, acquired Forix

synopsis: Motorsport Network, the world’s largest automotive and motorsport digital technology business, confirmed that it had acquired a shareholding in FORIX, the world’s largest and most trusted motorsport results database.
buyer: Motorsport.com
Motorsport Network is a vertically integrated automotive & motorsport business headquartered in Miami, FL. The technology business manages a global broadcast network, live events, and multiple websites, social networks and e-commerce, gaming, analytics & editorial syndication platforms. "
target: Forix
FORIX is the world's largest and most accurate motorsport intelligence respository. Every year, they collect, sort and store the results from almost 3,000 races, rallies and other motorsport events to create the most comprehensive motorsport database in the world.
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Motor1.com, acquired Inside EVs

synopsis: Motor1.com, the leading global source of online car reviews, news, and information, announced its acquisition of the largest independent website dedicated to electric vehicle news, InsideEVs.com. InsideEVs.com ranks as one of the leading online platforms committed to making sense of the rapid growth in the electric vehicle segment.
buyer parent: Motorsport.com
buyer: Motor1.com
Motor1.com delivers the latest news, car reviews, buying guides, pricing, and premium video production in 15 editions in 11 different languages. They focus on all automotive content: cars, sportscars, supercars, sedans, SUVs, motorcycles, auto shows and more. "
target: Inside EVs
Inside EVs is the world's largest website dedicated solely to plug-in electric vehicles. Inside EVs was created to not just publish the breaking news of the day, but to go behind it, to create it, and most importantly to examine the how, what and why of electric vehicles.
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Motorsport.com, acquired Motors TV

synopsis: Motorsport Network announced the acquisition of Motors TV, consolidating the world’s largest automotive & motorsport digital technology business with a global broadcast operation. Motors TV International is the first and only channel in Europe dedicated to all things motorsport.
buyer: Motorsport.com
Motorsport Network is a vertically integrated automotive & motorsport business headquartered in Miami, FL. The technology business manages a global broadcast network, live events, and multiple websites, social networks and e-commerce, gaming, analytics & editorial syndication platforms. "
target: Motors TV
Established in 2000, Motors TV International is the first and only channel in Europe dedicated to all things motorsport. They offer a platform for top notch championships so that fans and casual observers alike can enjoy the drama and excitement of mainstream as well as grassroots racing.
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Motor1.com, acquired Carplace.com.br

synopsis: Miami-based technology and multimedia company Motor1.com, a sister company of Motorsport.com, continues its global expansion into South America by acquiring Brazilian market leader, Carplace.com.br. The acquired digital automotive platform allows Motor1.com to expand its global network.
buyer parent: Motorsport.com
buyer: Motor1.com
Motor1.com is a technologically advanced international digital media group specializing in automotive content while delivering the latest news, car reviews, buying guides, price lists and premium video production. "
target: Carplace.com.br
CARPLACE has become one of the leading automotive websites in Brazil in reference to editorial quality, speed, interactivity and reliability.
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closed 10/6/2016 via BusinessWire

Motorsport.com, purchased Motor Racing Assets from Haymarket Group Limited

synopsis: Motorsport Network, the Miami-headquartered publisher of Motorsport.com and Motor1.com, announced the acquisition of six business operations that make up the Haymarket Media Group’s interests in motorsport publishing, photography and events. The acquired businesses include Autosport.com, a respected digital voice in international motorsport.
buyer: Motorsport.com
Formed in 1994, Motorsport.com is a technologically advanced international network of online motorsports outlets featuring world-class digital distribution, video and interactive multimedia with news offices in 16 countries in 11 different languages, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. "
seller: Haymarket Group Limited
Haymarket's Motor Racing assets include magazines Autosport, F1 Racing, and Motorsport News, the motorsport photographic archive LAT Photographic, and the events Autosport International and The Autosport Awards. Haymarket engages in the publishing and media businesses in the UK and internationally.
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closed 10/4/2016 via BusinessWire

Motor1.com, acquired MyGaraj.com

synopsis: Miami-based technology and multimedia company Motor1.com, a sister company of Motorsport.com, acquired the MyGaraj.com website. Mygaraj.com is Turkey's first and most-visited site for Motorsport and Formula 1 information.
buyer parent: Motorsport.com
buyer: Motor1.com
Motor1.com is a technologically advanced international digital media group specializing in automotive content while delivering the latest news, car reviews, buying guides, price lists and premium video production. "
target: MyGaraj.com
Mygaraj.com is Turkey's first and most-visited site for Motorsport and Formula 1 information. They offer news and information related to the automobile industry,
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closed 8/2/2016 via BusinessWire

Motorsport.com, acquired Interactive Project

synopsis: Motorsport.com, a division of the Motorsport Network, announced the company has acquired a majority interest in Interactive Project, a leading developer of motorsports-based gaming. Interactive Project will oversee the development of exclusive Motorsport.com-branded Managerial and Fantasy video games targeted at multiple motorsports series.
buyer: Motorsport.com
Formed in 1994, Motorsport.com is a technologically advanced international network of online motorsports outlets featuring world-class digital distribution, video and interactive multimedia with news offices in 16 countries in 11 different languages, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. "
target: Interactive Project
Founded in 2011, Interactive Project is a leading European-based online and mobile game development company and has produced such popular titles as MyGPTeam, MyGPTeam Turbo, OverVolt and more.
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closed 7/12/2016 via BusinessWire

Motorsport.com, acquired FerrariChat

synopsis: The world’s most-read motorsports digital media company, Motorsport.com, announced the acquisition of digital assets to FerrariChat.com, the most active online Ferrari community in the world with more than 95% of the owner and enthusiast forum market share, 175,000 registered users, 10 million posts, and four million monthly page views.
buyer: Motorsport.com
Formed in 1994, Motorsport.com is a technologically advanced international network of online motorsports outlets featuring world-class digital distribution, video and interactive multimedia with news offices in 16 countries in 11 different languages, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. "
target: FerrariChat
Established in 2000, FerrariChat.com is the largest online Ferrari community in the world with over 175,000 registered users, including over 10 million posts.
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closed 6/28/2016 via BusinessWire

Motor1.com, acquired BoldRide.com

synopsis: Miami-based technology and multimedia company Motor1.com, a sister company of Motorsport.com, announced that it has acquired leading automotive digital media platform BoldRide.com.The acquisition supports Motor1.com’s global business strategy and aggressive expansion into a dozen new markets around the world this year.
buyer parent: Motorsport.com
buyer: Motor1.com
Motor1.com is a technologically advanced international digital media group specializing in automotive content while delivering the latest news, car reviews, buying guides, price lists and premium video production. "
target: BoldRide.com
Founded in 2011, BoldRide.com is an active auto community hub featuring an ultimate library of car images, videos, and editorial content. Boldride.com leverages passionate car fans’ desire to browse, explore, and upload custom galleries of current and vintage cars.
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closed 5/20/2016 via Company Press Release

Motor1.com, acquired RideApart Inc.

synopsis: Motor1.com, a technologically advanced international digital media group specializing in automotive content, has acquired popular motorcycle and powersports enthusiasts digital media platform RideApart.com. RideApart provides consumers with substantial, 21st century shopping and research tools to guide motorcycle purchases.
buyer parent: Motorsport.com
buyer: Motor1.com
Motor1.com is a technologically advanced international digital media group specializing in automotive content while delivering the latest news, car reviews, buying guides, price lists and premium video production. "
target: RideApart Inc.
RideApart provides consumers with substantial, 21st century shopping and research tools to guide motorcycle purchases. Shopping for parts, accessories and financial products are a substantial component of that research in RideApart’s Buyer’s Guide.
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closed 5/11/2016 via BusinessWire

Motorsport.com, acquired GP Live

synopsis: Motorsport.com, a Miami-based technology and digital media company with 21 global editions, announced its acquisition of gp-live.hu, Hungary’s most-visited motorsports website.
buyer: Motorsport.com
Formed in 1994, Motorsport.com is technologically advanced international digital media group specializing in motor racing content offering 21 editions in 13 languages, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It is part of the Motorsport Network LLC company. "
target: GP Live
gp-live.hu is Hungary’s most-visited motorsports website. Gp-live.hu has served as the go-to source for motorsports news and information in Hungary for nearly a decade.
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closed 4/26/2016 via BusinessWire

Motorsport.com, acquired TurkiyeF1.com

synopsis: Motorsport.com, a Miami-based technology and digital media company, is expanding to Turkey through its acquistion of the country's most-visited motorsports website, TurkiyeF1.com. As part of the acquistion, Motorsport.com will launch Motrosport.com - TURKEY, a Turkish sister motor racing website which will cover all major racing series.
buyer: Motorsport.com
Formed in 1994, Motorsport.com is technologically advanced international digital media group specializing in motor racing content offering 21 editions in 13 languages, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It is part of the Motorsport Network LLC company. "
target: TurkiyeF1.com
TurkiyeF1.com is Turkey's most-visited motorsports website. It has been the reference point for Turkish auto racing fans regarding F1 team news, races, drivers, videos and more.
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closed 11/17/2008 via BusinessWire

College Fanz, acquired Victory Sports Network

synopsis: College Fanz™ Sports Network has acquired the Victory Sports Network (VSN), the dominant voice of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). The acquisition continues the vision of College Fanz to become the single source for scores and information from over 1,450 colleges and universities in the United States.
buyer: College Fanz
College Fanz is a website that provides social networking, traditional sports content, group voice chat and user-generated online radio shows. "
target: Victory Sports Network
Victory Sports Network give fans, coaches, and players of small college sports a place to find out the latest information on NAIA sports. Victory Sports Network is part of Dannelly Media. Their web site and company was founded July 5th 2002 to become a promoter of NAIA Collegiate athletics.
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closed 7/10/2017 via PR Newswire

Blue Star Sports, acquired STACK Media

synopsis: Blue Star Sports, the largest and fastest growing global provider of sports technology, announced the acquisition of STACK, the leading content and media company serving athletes and coaches with educational video and article content, reaching millions of users each month through its website and its various syndication partnerships.
buyer parent: Genstar Capital LLC
buyer: Blue Star Sports
Blue Star Sports (BSS) is the industry leader in youth sports management by centralizing all operations and providing a complete innovative platform for all national governing bodies, youth sports leagues, clubs and associations. "
target: STACK Media
STACK is a multimedia company with Publishing and Internet business units, and is a leading provider of original “how-to” information targeting athletes. The publishing unit includes the company's flagship publication, STACK Magazine, periodic special issues and a line of books.
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Eagle Oil Holding Company, cancelled merger with InPlays Sports Corp.

synopsis: Eagle Oil Holding Company has entered into discussions regarding a merger with InPlays Sports Corp. InPlays Sports Corp, is an online sports-media company, providing news and information about youth sports programs, including middle-, junior- and high school sports, college sports and independent leagues.
buyer: Eagle Oil Holding Company (EGOH:$0.00)
Formerly known as Ford Spoleti Holdings, Inc., Eagle Oil is an independent, growth-oriented energy company engaged in the exploration and production of oil through the development of a repeatable, low geological risk, high potential project in the active East Texas oil and gas region. "
target: InPlays Sports Corp.
InPlays Sports Corp. operates as an online media and marketing company. It allows its members to participate in daily sports tickets, and win a college scholarship by competing. The company was founded in 2005 and is based in New York, New York.
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closed 2/3/2012 via Company Press Release

TST Media, LLC, acquired Wisconsin Sports Network

synopsis: TST Media announced that it has acquired Wisconsin Sports Network (WSN) from TDS Telecom. Based in Madison, Wisconsin, WSN is the online media destination of choice for over 85,000 student athletes participating in high school athletics in the state of Wisconsin every year.
buyer: TST Media, LLC
TST Media is a highly skilled team specializing in the execution of world-class sports content strategy, design, marketing and technology. "
target parent: TDS Telecommunications Corporation
target: Wisconsin Sports Network
The Wisconsin Sports Network (WSN) is an integrated publishing company with a focus on student athletes, their communities, families, friends, fans and coaches.
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closed 2/4/2009 via PE Hub

Alloy Media + Marketing, acquired Takkle, Inc.

synopsis: Alloy Media + Marketing has acquired Takkle Inc., a New York-based online social network for high school sports. No financial terms were disclosed. Takkle had raised nearly $12 million in VC funding, from firms like Liberty Associated Partners, WMG Investments and Greycroft Partners.
buyer: Alloy Media + Marketing (ALOY:$0.00)
Alloy, Inc. is a media, marketing services and direct marketing company targeting Generation Y, a key demographic segment comprising the more than 60 million boys and girls in the United States between the ages of 10 and 24. "
target: Takkle, Inc.
TAKKLE, the largest online resource focused on high school athletics, provides a platform and tools for athletes to create player and team profiles, share videos and photos, track and view statistics, and allows students to connect with college coaches and recruiters for advancement opportunities.
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