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closed 6/15/2016 via BNC Analysis

Mylestoned, acquired Heirloom

synopsis: Mylestoned, a young Boston startup aiming to develop a more interactive and meaningful way of digitally memorializing the dead, has acquired the photo-scanning technology of Heirloom, a small San Francisco firm.
buyer: Mylestoned
Mylestoned is reframing death through the transformation and discovery of dynamic, meaningful, digital memories. Mylestoned is creating a digital repository for preserving memories of loved ones. "
target: Heirloom
Heirloom Technology, Inc. designs and develops mobile application that transforms photographic prints into digital images using a user's Smartphone camera. The company was founded in 2014 and is based in San Francisco, California.
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closed 2/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired Chroma Labs

synopsis: Twitter Inc. is acquiring Chroma Labs, a startup company that develops photo and video-editing tools. Chroma Labs, founded in 2018 by former Facebook and Instagram employees, created Chroma Stories, an app that lets users edit photos and videos before sharing them on Stories features inside other apps, including Instagram and Snapchat.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,480.08)
Twitter, Inc. is a global social networking platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. It also provides promoted products and services which enable its advertisers to promote their brands, products, and services. "
target: Chroma Labs
Chroma Labs, founded in 2018 by former Facebook and Instagram employees, created Chroma Stories, an app that lets users edit photos and videos before sharing them on Stories features inside other apps, including Instagram and Snapchat.
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closed 12/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

Apple, Inc., acquired Spectral Edge

synopsis: Apple has purchased UK-based photography company Spectral Edge, an image processing start-up pursuing the perfect picture for each individual viewer of images, videos and TV content through advanced computational imaging technology. Spectral Edge's algorithm is able to enhance low-light smartphone images.
buyer: Apple, Inc. (AAPL:$267,981.00)
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms—iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS—provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices. "
target: Spectral Edge
Spectral Edge is an image processing start-up pursuing the perfect picture for each individual viewer of images, videos and TV content through advanced computational imaging technology. Spectral Edge's algorithm is able to enhance low-light smartphone images.
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closed 3/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

TikTok, acquired GeoGif

synopsis: TikTok, a leading app for short-form mobile videos, has acquired GeoGif, a mobile app that allows users to transform their photos and videos into moving art. GeoGif provides animated stickers and location-based overlays that users can place on top of their content before sharing it with friends.
buyer parent: Toutiao
buyer: TikTok
TikTok is a leading app for short-form mobile videos. TikTok makes it easy for people to discover and make their own awesome videos by capturing funny and memorable moments to share with the world. Users can also add special effects filters, fun stickers, music, and more. "
target: GeoGif
GeoGif is a mobile app that allows users to transform their photos and videos into moving art. GeoGif provides animated stickers and location-based overlays that users can place on top of their content before sharing it with friends.
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closed 12/12/2018 via BNC Analysis

Snap Inc., acquired Teleport Future Technologies, Inc

synopsis: Snap, which developed Snapchat, acquired the startup Teleport Future Technologies, Inc. Teleport Future Technologies became famous due to its Teleport app which allows users to realistically change their hair color on selfies.
buyer: Snap Inc. (SNAP:$1,544.47)
Snap Inc. is a camera company. They believe that reinventing the camera represents their greatest opportunity to improve the way people live and communicate. Their products empower people to express themselves, live in the moment, learn about the world, and have fun together. "
target: Teleport Future Technologies, Inc
Teleport is an app which allows users to realistically change their hair color on selfies. Edit photos automatically with Teleport - a brand new app powered by latest artificial intelligence technologies.
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closed 12/13/2017 via PR Newswire

Mixbook, acquired WedPics

synopsis: Mixbook, an award-winning online design tool for creating beautiful printed photo goods, has acquired WedPics, a leading photo sharing platform focused on weddings. WedPics allows couples to coordinate and manage the sharing of photos and social media of their wedding in an individualized private portal.
buyer: Mixbook
Mixbook is an online design destination that enables consumers to transform their photos into beautifully designed, one-of-a-kind photo products. Mixbook combines a seamless UX and technology expertise with stunning design, allowing consumers to create photo products that truly reflect their style. "
target: WedPics
WedPics is a leading photo sharing platform focused on weddings. WedPics allows couples to coordinate and manage the sharing of photos and social media of their wedding in an individualized private portal. The platform provides unlimited guests, unlimited downloads, filters, a custom URL, and more.
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closed 11/8/2017 via BNC Analysis

Skype Technologies SA, acquired SWNG Technologies

synopsis: Skype will soon support a new feature called “living photos” following the news that its owner Microsoft Corp. has acquired Swing Technologies. Swing is the startup behind the popular SWNG mobile application. SWNG allows users to create and share “photo-based moments” that play a snippet of video once clicked on.
buyer parent: Microsoft Corporation
buyer: Skype Technologies SA
Skype is a communications platform provider whose purpose is to break down barriers to communication. With an Internet-connected device, families, friends and colleagues can get together for free with messaging, voice and video. "
target: SWNG Technologies
Swing’s mission is to reimagine the photograph. Its debut app, SWNG, launched in 2016 through a unique partnership with Polaroid, allows users to create interactive ‘living photos’. The result is a new visual medium to stand alongside photos and videos.
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closed 10/25/2017 via BNC Analysis

DxO Labs SAS, acquired Nik Collection

synopsis: DxO has announced that it has acquired Nik Collection from Google and will continue development “for the benefit of the photographer community.” The Nik Collection is composed of seven desktop plugins for Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop that provide a powerful range of photo editing capabilities.
buyer: DxO Labs SAS
For well over a decade, DxO has been developing some of the world’s most advanced image processing technologies. DxO designs and manufactures the DxO ONE, a connected, miniaturized, and pro-quality camera for iPhone and iPad. "
target parent: Google
target: Nik Collection
The Nik Collection is composed of seven desktop plugins for Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop that provide a powerful range of photo editing capabilities.
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closed 8/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired AIMatter

synopsis: Google has announced that it has acquired AIMatter, a Belarusian startup that transforms selfies using artificial intelligence on Android and iOS apps. AIMatter was founded in 2016, and is known for its Fabby app, which allows users to edit selfies, similar to the mask function on Snapchat.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$166,677.00)
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: AIMatter
AIMatter is a Belarusian startup that transforms selfies using artificial intelligence on Android and iOS apps. AIMatter was founded in 2016, and is known for its Fabby app, which allows users to edit selfies, similar to the mask function on Snapchat.
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closed 6/3/2016 via BNC Analysis

Snapchat, Inc., acquired Seene

synopsis: Snapchat, a photo messaging application, has acquired 3D photo app maker Seene. Seene lets people capture a more life-like representation of the world around them to share in the app and online.
buyer: Snapchat, Inc. (SNAP:$1,544.47)
Snapchat is a photo messaging application that allows users to take photos, record videos, add text and drawings, and send them to a controlled list of recipients. These sent photographs and videos are known as "Snaps". "
target: Seene
Seene is a mobile app for taking and sharing 3D photos. Seene lets people capture a more life-like representation of the world around them to share in the app and online.
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closed 4/25/2016 via GlobeNewswire

Pocket Games, Inc., acquired Kicksend Holdings, Inc.

synopsis: Pocket Games announced it has executed definitive agreements to acquire Kicksend Holdings, Inc., in a transaction for stock and debt. Kicksend provides a photo printing and sharing solution to users across the world through iOS, Android and desktop applications.
buyer: Pocket Games, Inc. (OTCPK:PKGM:$0.06)
Pocket Games, Inc. is a growing partner to the video game development market offering development and testing services out of its purpose designed offices in Pune, India as well as now offering a unique distribution channel through the recently acquired Viximo platform. "
target: Kicksend Holdings, Inc.
Kicksend is a web, mobile and desktop app that provides an easy solution for printing and sending photographs. Kicksend platform is complete with social tools, multiple payment options, one click purchasing and a robust virtual currency system.
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announced 3/9/2016 via BNC Analysis

Facebook, will acquire Masquerade Technologies, Inc

synopsis: Facebook Inc is acquiring Masquerade Technologies Inc, creator of the popular face-swapping app MSQRD. Masquerade Technologies has assembled together a dream-team of leading experts in the fields of machine learning, face detection and tracking, facial expression recognition, 3D-graphics and visual effects.
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: Masquerade Technologies, Inc
Masquerade Technologies has assembled together a dream-team of leading experts in the fields of machine learning, face detection and tracking, facial expression recognition, 3D-graphics and visual effects. Their products deliver the level of performance and quality not seen in any other products.
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closed 1/19/2016 via PR Newswire

Tautachrome, Inc, acquired PhotoSweep

synopsis: Tautachrome, Inc. has completed the acquisition of PhotoSweep, LLC. PhotoSweep is the developer and operator of a software application for mobile devices that allows each user to order prints of digital photographs on the user's mobile device to be delivered at a chosen date and location in the United States that the user may specify.
buyer: Tautachrome, Inc (:$0.00)
Tautachrome, Inc. is an Internet technology development company. The Company's top priority is developing its branded KlickZie platform which will turn smartphones into trustable imagers meaning the pictures and videos they capture can be verified as original, untampered and un-photoshopped. "
target: PhotoSweep
PhotoSweep is an app for Android and iPhone users, designed to simplify printing photographs taken from one's phone. Now customers can easily have current, up to date prints of photos without the hassle of searching through hundreds and thousands of saved photos.
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closed 12/9/2015 via BNC Analysis

Pinterest, acquired Pext

synopsis: Pinterest, a social networking site with a visually-pleasing “virtual pinboard” interface, has acquired Pext, an app that allows users to "instantly turns text messages into memes" by connecting them with relevant images as they communicate via text.
buyer: Pinterest
Pinterest is a social networking site with a visually-pleasing “virtual pinboard” interface. Users collect photos and link to products they love, creating their own pinboards and following the pinboards of other people whom they find interesting. "
target: Pext
Pext allows users to "instantly turns text messages into memes" by connecting them with relevant images as they communicate via text. They are based in Mountain View, California.
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closed 7/11/2016 via BusinessWire

LifeLogger Technologies Corp, acquired Pixorial Inc.

synopsis: LifeLogger Technologies Corp announced it had completed the acquisition of key assets of Pixorial, Inc. Pixorial is a personal photo and video sharing platform that includes functionality to organize and discover all the media from a person’s life.
buyer: LifeLogger Technologies Corp (OTCPK:LOGG:$0.00)
LifeLogger Technologies Corp. has developed a Web APP software solution providing users the ability to capture, store and live stream your memories. They are device agnostic, allowing you to use your iOS, Android solution or other wearable camera and/or sensors solutions. "
target: Pixorial Inc.
Pixorial is a personal photo and video sharing platform that includes functionality to organize and discover all the media from a person’s life so they can enjoy it how they want. Pixorial is capable of delivering a universal service for collecting all the photos and videos from life experiences.
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closed 9/16/2015 via BNC Analysis

Snapchat, Inc., acquired Looksery

synopsis: Snapchat, a photo messaging application that allows users to take photos, record videos, add text and drawings, and send them to a controlled list of recipients, has acquired Looksery, a San Francisco Bay Area company founded in 2013 that specializes in face tracking, face modification and bandwith optimization technologies for real-time video.
buyer: Snapchat, Inc. (SNAP:$1,544.47)
Snapchat is a photo messaging application that allows users to take photos, record videos, add text and drawings, and send them to a controlled list of recipients. These sent photographs and videos are known as "Snaps". "
target: Looksery
Looksery Inc. is a San Francisco Bay Area company founded in 2013 that specializes in face tracking, face modification and bandwith optimization technologies for real-time video.
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closed 8/31/2015 via BNC Analysis

AOL Inc., acquired Kanvas

synopsis: AOL, a media technology company, is acquiring Kanvas Labs, maker of mobile social apps. Kanvas' flagship product lets users get creative with mixed media by combining photos, gifs, video and audio and editing the content with their creative toolset including stickers, typography, painting and overlays.
buyer parent: Verizon Communications
buyer: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL is a media technology company that simplifies the Internet for consumers and creators by unleashing the world's best builders of culture and code. AOL operates at scale, connecting tens of thousands of publishers with advertisers on its global and programmatic, content and advertising platforms."
target: Kanvas
Kanvas is powering mobile creativity through a suite of connected products. Their flagship product lets users get creative with mixed media by combining photos, gifs, video and audio and editing the content with their creative toolset including stickers, typography, painting and overlays.
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closed 2/25/2015 via BNC Analysis

BuzzFeed, acquired GoPop

synopsis: GoPop announced that it is being acquired by Buzzfeed, the leading social news organization, intensely focused on delivering high-quality original reporting, insight, and viral content across a rapidly expanding array of subject areas. GoPop offers an iOS app for combining photos into simple animations.
buyer: BuzzFeed
BuzzFeed is the leading social news organization, intensely focused on delivering high-quality original reporting, insight, and viral content across a rapidly expanding array of subject areas. "
target: GoPop
GoPop is the first public network for visual conversation. GoPop offers an iOS app for combining photos into simple animations.
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closed 9/22/2014 via BusinessWire

Adobe Systems Incorporated, acquired Aviary

synopsis: Adobe announced that it has acquired privately held Aviary, a developer of mobile SDKs (Software Development Kits) for the delivery of creative apps. Aviary also offers a photo-editing platform built to ignite creative freedom. Its imaginative tools empower millions of people all over the world to freely express themselves through imagery.
buyer: Adobe Systems Incorporated (ADBE:$11,171.30)
Adobe Systems Incorporated offers business and mobile software and services for professionals, designers, consumers, original equipment manufacturer partners, developers annd enterprises for creating, managing & engaging with compelling content and experiences across multiple platforms. "
target: Aviary
Aviary is a photo-editing platform built to ignite creative freedom. Its imaginative tools empower millions of people all over the world to freely express themselves through imagery. Aviary powers thousands of mobile applications, and has been used to edit billions of images.
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closed 1/4/2014 via BNC Analysis

Apple, Inc., acquired SnappyLabs

synopsis: Apple has acquired SnappyLabs. The company develops mobile- and web-apps that are innovative to the core. Their SnappyCam is the fastest smart-phone camera on earth, capable of ultra-high resolution photography at unbelievable high speeds.
buyer: Apple, Inc. (AAPL:$267,981.00)
Apple Inc. designs, manufactures and markets mobile communication and media devices, personal computers, and portable digital music players, and a variety of related software, services, peripherals, networking solutions, and third-party digital content and applications. "
target: SnappyLabs
SnappyLabs develops mobile- and web-apps that are innovative to the core. Their SnappyCam is the fastest smart-phone camera on earth, capable of ultra-high resolution photography at unbelievable high speeds.
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closed 6/15/2016 via BNC Analysis

Mylestoned, acquired Heirloom

synopsis: Mylestoned, a young Boston startup aiming to develop a more interactive and meaningful way of digitally memorializing the dead, has acquired the photo-scanning technology of Heirloom, a small San Francisco firm.
buyer: Mylestoned
Mylestoned is reframing death through the transformation and discovery of dynamic, meaningful, digital memories. Mylestoned is creating a digital repository for preserving memories of loved ones. "
target: Heirloom
Heirloom Technology, Inc. designs and develops mobile application that transforms photographic prints into digital images using a user's Smartphone camera. The company was founded in 2014 and is based in San Francisco, California.
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closed 6/15/2016 via BNC Analysis

Mylestoned, acquired Heirloom

synopsis: Mylestoned, a young Boston startup aiming to develop a more interactive and meaningful way of digitally memorializing the dead, has acquired the photo-scanning technology of Heirloom, a small San Francisco firm.
buyer: Mylestoned
Mylestoned is reframing death through the transformation and discovery of dynamic, meaningful, digital memories. Mylestoned is creating a digital repository for preserving memories of loved ones. "
target: Heirloom
Heirloom Technology, Inc. designs and develops mobile application that transforms photographic prints into digital images using a user's Smartphone camera. The company was founded in 2014 and is based in San Francisco, California.
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closed 5/25/2020 via Company Press Release

Stuff, acquired Stuff

synopsis: Stuff's CEO, Sinead Boucher, has acquired the company from Nine Entertainment, Australia’s largest locally owned media company. Stuff is New Zealand's largest and most popular news site. Stuff covers every aspect of news and information, from breaking national and international crises through to in-depth features, sports, business, and more.
buyer: Stuff
Stuff is New Zealand's largest and most popular news site. Stuff covers every aspect of news and information, from breaking national and international crises through to in-depth features, sports, business, entertainment and technology articles, weather reports, movie reviews and more. "
target parent: Nine Entertainment Co. Pty Ltd.
target: Stuff
Stuff is New Zealand's largest and most popular news site. Stuff covers every aspect of news and information, from breaking national and international crises through to in-depth features, sports, business, entertainment and technology articles, weather reports, movie reviews and more.
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closed 3/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Bustle Digital Group, acquired The Outline

synopsis: Bustle Digital Group, the largest premium publisher for millennial women, has acquired The Outline, a digital media company focused on power, culture, and future. The Outline is a niche digital magazine that wants to help their readers understand the world better, feed their curiosity, and show them something new.
buyer: Bustle Digital Group
Bustle Digital Group is the largest premium publisher reaching millennial women. Every month, nearly 80 million readers turn to Bustle Digital Group publications — Bustle, Romper, Elite Daily, and The Zoe Report — for impactful conversation around the interests and issues engaging women today. "
target: The Outline
The Outline is a digital media company focused on power, culture, and future. The Outline is a niche digital magazine that does not play to search engines and easy clicks. They want to help their readers understand the world better, feed their curiosity, and show them something new.
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closed 7/13/2018 via Company Press Release

Africa.com, acquired iAfrica.com

synopsis: Africa.com has completed its acquisition of iAfrica.com, South Africa’s oldest and most iconic news portal from South African media giant, Primedia (Pty) Ltd and telecoms powerhouse, MTN (Pty) Ltd. iAfrica was founded in the late 1990s, and remains one of South Africa’s most recognized brands as a highly credible news source.
buyer: Africa.com
Africa.com is the leading African digital media company providing business, political, cultural, lifestyle, travel, news and more. Africa.com is a media holding company with an extensive array of platforms that reach a global audience interested in African content and community. "
target parent: Primedia Limited
target: iAfrica.com
iAfrica is one of South Africa's oldest web portals in existence for more than 15 years. As a privately owned media company, they offer an independent voice. They are an unbiased news source with a South African perspective on happenings around the world, in Africa, and within their own borders.
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closed 6/19/2018 via BusinessWire

Cheddar, acquired Need2Know

synopsis: Cheddar, the leading post cable networks company, announced it has acquired Need2Know, a free daily newsletter with more than 350,000 US subscribers covering business, tech, politics, world events, sports and entertainment.
buyer: Cheddar
Cheddar is the leading post-cable networks company. Its programming is available on Sling TV, Hulu, YouTube TV, Snapchat, Amazon, Twitter, 60% of smart tvs in the U.S., and Facebook. "
target: Need2Know
Need 2 Know is a weekday morning newsletter that brings people quick shots of the day’s top stories in world events, politics, business, tech, sports, entertainment and more.
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closed 4/5/2017 via BNC Analysis

Henneo, acquired Lainformacion.com

synopsis: Henneo, a media group that operates the newspapers Heraldo de Aragón, 20 minutos, Diario del AltoAragón and Heraldo de Soria, has acquired the digital newspaper, Lainformacion.com. Lainformacion.com is an independent news site based out of Madrid, Spain and has a user base of almost 4 million users.
buyer: Henneo
Henneo is a group with more than 1,300 employees, which operates in four business areas: Media, Audiovisual, Technology and Industrial. Their media sector operates the newspapers Heraldo de Aragón, 20 minutos, Diario del AltoAragón and Heraldo de Soria. "
target: Lainformacion.com
Lainformacion.com is an independent news site based out of Madrid, Spain. They were founded in 2009 and have a user base of almost 4 million users.
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closed 3/22/2017 via PR Newswire

Pamplona Capital Management LLP, acquired Legacy.com, Inc.

synopsis: Pamplona Capital Management, a Boston-based specialist investment manager, has acquired a majority interest in Legacy.com, the leading provider of obituary-related products and services to newspapers, funeral homes, and more than 43 million monthly visitors across the globe.
buyer: Pamplona Capital Management LLP
Pamplona Capital Management is a London, New York, and Boston-based specialist investment manager established in 2005 that provides an alternative investment platform across private equity, fund of hedge funds, and single-manager hedge fund investments. "
target parent: Great Hill Partners LLC
target: Legacy.com, Inc.
Legacy.com is an innovative technology company that is the online leader in the memorial and obituary market. Legacy.com collaborates with more than 1,500 newspaper and funeral home clients to provide ways for individuals to express condolences and share remembrances of loved ones.
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Mark Curry, acquired NotiCel

synopsis: Entrepreneur and philanthropist Mark E. Curry, founder of SOL Partners, has acquired NotiCel, a leading digital newspaper serving the people of Puerto Rico, the United States, and Latin America.
buyer: Mark Curry
Mark E. Curry, an entrepreneur and philanthropist, is the founder of SOL Partners. SOL offers professional business services to domestic and international clients, including investment and acquisition guidance, asset management and risk management. "
target: NotiCel
NotiCel is one of the Caribbean island's main and fastest-growing online dailies. O2 Communications is the publisher of noticel.com, founded in 2011 and considered Puerto Rico’s first and most influential digital daily news provider.
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closed 8/4/2016 via BNC Analysis

Blendle, acquired Paper

synopsis: Online magazine PAPER was acquired by Blendle. PAPER is a curated magazine that selects the best articles from the publications that are part of the Persgroep company.
buyer: Blendle
Blendle is a Dutch online news platform that aggregates articles from a variety of newspapers and magazines and sells them on a pay-per-article basis. The key differences to similar websites is the ability for registered users to easily pay a small price per article. "
target parent: De Persgroep NV
target: Paper
PAPER is a curated magazine that selects the best articles from the publications that are part of the Persgroep company. Among them are daily national newspapers like Algemeen Dagblad, Trouw and Parool, as well as regional dailies such as Brabants Dagblad and Tubantia. For €5.
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Ancestry.com, acquired Adpay, Inc.

synopsis: Ancestry.com LLC, the largest provider of family history and personal DNA testing, announced that its subsidiary has entered into a definitive Agreement and Plan of Merger to acquire Adpay, Inc., creators and operators of the Memoriams.com obituary input network.
buyer parent: Permira
buyer: Ancestry.com
Ancestry.com is the world's largest online family history resource with approximately 2.7 million paying subscribers across all its websites. More than 12 billion records have been added to the Ancestry.com sites and users have created more than 50 million family trees. "
target: Adpay, Inc.
For a decade Adpay has been the leading provider of patented online and mobile solutions for media companies. Through its comprehensive product suite, Adpay provides the competitive edge that its partners need to attract and retain advertisers.
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closed 4/25/2016 via BNC Analysis

ChitrChatr Communications Inc., acquired WRt News

synopsis: ChitrChatr Communications Inc. is pleased to announce the purchase of WRt News Website. WRt News (World RealTime News) tracks RealTime News, including Politics, Finance, Tech, Lifestyle, Fashion, Arts, Travel, Entertainment, Sports, Weather and the pulse of markets for investors. Providing all news around the world 24 hour a day 7 days a week.
buyer: ChitrChatr Communications Inc. (OTCPK:CHIC.F:$0.00)
ChitrChatr Communications Inc. (CHICF) is a Comprehensive Communications Platform in multiple languages for worldwide distribution. Users can make and receive Voice Calls, send and receive Text, Fax, Instant Messages, Emails and integrates with all online Social Networks. "
target: WRt News
WRt News (World RealTime News) tracks RealTime News, including Politics, Finance, Tech, Lifestyle, Fashion, Arts, Travel, Entertainment, Sports, Weather and the pulse of markets for investors. Providing all news around the world 24 hour a day 7 days a week.
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announced 2/10/2016 via BNC Analysis

Latin Media House LLC, will acquire NotiCel

synopsis: Latin Media House (LMH) and NotiCel have announced a preliminary agreement to integrate noticel.com, the fast-growing Puerto Rican daily digital-only newspaper, into LMH’s media portfolio. NotiCel is one of the Caribbean island's main and fastest-growing online dailies.
buyer: Latin Media House LLC
Latin Media House is a publications conglomerate whose media include Caribbean Business, Imagen and Buena Vida, available both in digital and print formats. "
target: NotiCel
NotiCel is one of the Caribbean island's main and fastest-growing online dailies. O2 Communications is the publisher of noticel.com, founded in 2011 and considered Puerto Rico’s first and most influential digital daily news provider.
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VS.hu, will acquire Origo Media Group

synopsis: Magyar Telekom signed an agreement to sell its 100% shareholding in Origo Zrt. to New Wave Media Kft. Origo Zrt. is one of Hungary’s leading media companies and has achieved market leadership in several of its business areas through the Origo.hu news portal, the Freemail e-mailing system and the Adnetwork online advertising network.
buyer: VS.hu
VS.hu is a Hungarian news portal launched in November 2013. Their mission is to provide high quality news and analysis and present every important perspective and opinion on every story or case they cover. "
target parent: Deutsche Telekom
target: Origo Media Group
Founded in 1998, Origo Media Group has grown to become one of Hungary’s leading media companies and achieved market leadership in several of its business areas through its business lines such as the Origo.hu news portal, the Freemail e-mailing system and the Adnetwork online advertising network.
price ($mm)
$14
rev ($mm)
$24
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.6x
EV / EBITDA
announced 4/22/2015 via PR Web

Legacy.com, Inc., will acquire tributes.com

synopsis: Legacy.com, the Internet's leader in obituaries and related services, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Tributes.com. Tributes.com's site is relied on by thousands of funeral homes, 140 broadcast stations and over 5 million visitors each month for obituary news.
buyer parent: Great Hill Partners LLC
buyer: Legacy.com, Inc.
Founded in 1998, Legacy.com operates the world’s largest network of obituary websites, covering 75% of all deaths in the U.S. through partnerships with 85% of U.S. newspapers, and the funeral homes they serve. Legacy.com is headquartered in Evanston, IL. "
target: tributes.com
Tributes.com has made obituary and online memorial service information easily accessible with 100 million and growing current and historical death records dating back to the 1930s.
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announced 7/10/2013 via BNC Analysis

The Washington Times, LLC, will acquire Washington Guardian LLC

synopsis: The Washington Times has reached an agreement to acquire the Washington Guardian.The Washington Guardian is an online investigative news site created by John Solomon and former Associated Press executives Jim Williams and Brad Kalbfeld. The company is based in McLean, Virginia.
buyer: The Washington Times, LLC
The Washington Times, LLC publishes a daily newspaper in print and online versions in the United States. Its newspaper provides political, business, national security, entertainment, technology, faith, energy, environmental, and sports news. "
target: Washington Guardian LLC
The Washington Guardian is an online investigative news site created by John Solomon and former Associated Press executives Jim Williams and Brad Kalbfeld. The company is based in McLean, Virginia.
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closed 5/9/2013 via Company Press Release

Legacy.com, Inc., acquired iAnnounce

synopsis: Legacy.com, Inc., the leading provider of online obituary solutions in the U.S., announced it has acquired Web Announcements Ltd, the parent company of iAnnounce, the European leader in online obituaries and family announcements.
buyer parent: Great Hill Partners LLC
buyer: Legacy.com, Inc.
Founded in 1998, Legacy.com operates the world’s largest network of obituary websites, covering 75% of all deaths in the U.S. through partnerships with 85% of U.S. newspapers, and the funeral homes they serve. Legacy.com is headquartered in Evanston, IL. "
target: iAnnounce
iAnnounce want people to be able to share their family news with everyone in their community. iAnnounce members are be able to share in the lives of their friends and neighbours - in happy times and in times of sadness and loss.
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closed 6/20/2012 via BNC Analysis

News Limited, acquired Business Spectator

synopsis: News Corporation has bought Australian Independent Business Media, publisher of Business Spectator, a real-time, 24-hours-a-day business news and commentary website, and the Eureka Report news websites.
buyer parent: News Corporation
buyer: News Limited
News Limited operates as an online newspaper publishing company. It operates NEWS.com.au, a news network, which offers entertainment, business, sports, and travel news, as well as delivers media coverage reports with blogs and user generated forums. "
target: Business Spectator
Business Spectator is a real-time, 24-hours-a-day business news and commentary website based in Australia. Business Spectator is published by Australian Independent Business Media Pty Ltd, which also publishes Eureka Report, a subscription-based online newsletter for thoughtful investors.
price ($mm)
$31
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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closed 4/6/2012 via Company Press Release

Great Hill Partners LLC, acquired Legacy.com, Inc.

synopsis: Legacy.com, the market leader in the online obituary space, has been acquired by Great Hill Partners, a Boston-based private equity firm with over $2.5 billion under management. The Company hosts feature-rich obituary sites for partners that include more than 800 newspapers in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Australia, and New Zealand.
buyer: Great Hill Partners LLC
Great Hill Partners is a private equity firm that manages over $2.5 billion in capital to finance the expansion, recapitalization or acquisition of growth companies in a wide range of sectors within the business and consumer services, healthcare, media, communications and software industries. "
target: Legacy.com, Inc.
Founded in 1998, Legacy.com operates the world’s largest network of obituary websites, covering 75% of all deaths in the U.S. through partnerships with 85% of U.S. newspapers, and the funeral homes they serve. Legacy.com is headquartered in Evanston, IL.
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closed 12/22/2010 via Company Press Release

e-Kiosk S.A., acquired eGazety Sp.z.o.o.

synopsis: e-Kiosk SA has acquired eGazety Sp. Ltd., a leader in digital publishing. In January 2005 the company opened Poland's first internet kiosk with e-editions of newspapers and magazines.
buyer: e-Kiosk S.A.
E-Kiosk SA specializes in the creation of electronic text content sales. The flagship product of the distribution system is the e-editions, e-books and audiobooks e-Kiosk.pl. "
target: eGazety Sp.z.o.o.
eGazety Sp. z o.o. engages in producing, selling, and distributing digital newspapers, magazines, and books for individuals and corporate customers in Poland and internationally. The company offers daily papers, as well as weekly, biweekly, monthly, bimonthly, quarterly, and semi-annual magazines.
price ($mm)
$1.53
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.9x
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/9/2008 via Company Press Release

Alpha Media Group, acquired www.thefirstpost.co.uk

synopsis: Dennis Publishing has acquired www.thefirstpost.co.uk to expand its current affairs portfolio. This site will complement Dennis Publishing’s highly successful newsstand and subscription magazine, The Week, which is published both in the UK and the US.
buyer: Alpha Media Group
Dennis Publishing is one of the world's fastest-growing independently owned media companies. The company publishes over 50 magazines, digital magazines, websites and mobile sites in the UK (including The Week , Monkey, Auto Express, PC Pro, Viz and Maxim) and The Week in the US. "
target: www.thefirstpost.co.uk
The First Post is a free and independent daily online news magazine – a place to find out what the news means, a place to read about the issues of the day in short, sharp, informative articles. Most articles are presented on single pages which eliminate the need to scroll.
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closed 4/28/2006 via

Salem Communications Corporation, acquired Townhall.com

synopsis: Salem Communications, a leading U.S. radio broadcaster, Internet content provider and magazine publisher targeting audiences interested in faith, family and values, announced today that it has agreed to acquire Washington D.C.-based Townhall.com, a leading online source for conservative news and opinion.
buyer: Salem Communications Corporation (SALM:$257.87)
Salem Communications is a leading U.S. radio broadcaster, Internet content provider, and magazine and book publisher targeting audiences interested in Christian and family-themed content and conservative values. "
target: Townhall.com
Townhall has been delivering political news and commentary in various forms since 1991 when it was a private online bulletin board run by National Review magazine. Townhall.com was launched in 1995 on the World Wide Web as the first conservative web community.
price ($mm)
$5.00
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EV / rev
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