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closed 4/19/2017 via BNC Analysis

Rakuten Kobo Inc., acquired Shelfie (Bitlit Media)

synopsis: Kobo Rakuten, the company that produces the Kobo e-reader and is one of the world’s fastest-growing eReading services, offering more than 5 million eBooks, has acquired Shelfie (Bitlit Media), an app that allowed users to catalog their personal libraries, and purchase discounted ebook editions based on the physical copies they already own.
buyer parent: Rakuten Inc.
buyer: Rakuten Kobo Inc.
Founded in December 2009, Toronto-based Rakuten Kobo Inc. is one of the world’s fastest-growing eReading services, offering more than 5 million eBooks and magazines to millions of users across the world. "
target: Shelfie (Bitlit Media)
BitLit Media Inc. provides the Shelfie mobile application that helps users to get a free or discounted eBook of a print book they own. Its application allows users to read eBook on various devices, including Kobo, Nook, and Kindle or iPad. Shelfie works with over 1,200 publishers.
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closed 10/18/2017 via BNC Analysis

IGN Entertainment, Inc., acquired Humble Bundle

synopsis: IGN, the leading internet media company focused on the video game and entertainment enthusiast markets, has acquired Humble Bundle, the indie games storefront best known for its pay-what-you-want bundles that raise money for charity.
buyer parent: j2 Global, Inc.
buyer: IGN Entertainment, Inc.
IGN Entertainment is the leading Internet media company focused on the video game and entertainment enthusiast markets. Incorporated in 1999, IGN's first website launched in 1996. "
target: Humble Bundle
Humble Bundle is a digital storefront for video games and ebooks. Customers pay what they want for downloadable content and choose how much of that money goes towards charity.
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closed 10/4/2017 via BNC Analysis

Bookwire GmbH, acquired Distribuidora de Livros Digitais S.A.

synopsis: Establishing itself as what it says is now “by far the leading supplier for ebook distribution in Brazil,” Bookwire has acquired Brazil’s Distribuidora de Livros Digitais (DLD). DLD provides digital book distribution and marketing services to the Brazilian publishing market.
buyer: Bookwire GmbH
Founded in Germany in 2009, Bookwire is an e-book aggregator specializing in the marketing of digital content on all existing and emerging sales channels around the world. "
target: Distribuidora de Livros Digitais S.A.
Brazil’s Distribuidora de Livros Digitais (DLD) was established in 2010 as a consortium of six large Brazilian publishers—L&PM, Objetiva, Planeta, Record, Rocco and Sextante—and most recently organized distribution and marketing of around 10,000 ebooks.
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closed 12/16/2016 via BNC Analysis

Kompas Gramedia Group, acquired Scoop

synopsis: Kompas Gramedia, Indonesia’s largest media group and bookstore chain, announced that it has acquired Scoop, an emerging e-book startup. Scoop’s platform will complement Gramedia.com, the flagship e-commerce platform by Kompas Gramedia that sells stationary, household products and books.
buyer: Kompas Gramedia Group
Kompas Gramedia is Indonesia’s largest media group and bookstore chain. "
target: Scoop
Scoop is an emerging e-book startup. Scoop has been downloaded by six million users, who can browse various publication from Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, India, Brazil and the UK.
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closed 9/9/2015 via Company Press Release

Thumbtack, acquired HeartThis

synopsis: Thumbtack, which enables customers to hire professionals for painting and remodeling homes, learning a new language, teaching kids, and more, has acquired HeartThis, an innovative mobile and web shopping application. HeartThis is based in San Francisco, CA.
buyer: Thumbtack
Thumbtack, Inc. is online marketplace for hiring workers for particular tasks in the United States. The company enables customers to hire professionals for painting and remodeling homes, learning a new language, teaching kids, and more. "
target: HeartThis
HeartThis is an app with 2 million users that lets consumers shop across multiples stores from a single portal. The company is based in San Francisco, CA.
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closed 11/9/2009 via PR Newswire

Natural Nutrition, merged with AppTech Global, Inc.

synopsis: Natural Nutrition announced the acquisition of App Tech Global, Inc. App Tech is developing mobile application market places throughout emerging countries of the world. Natural Nutrition's name will be changed to App Tech, Corp. and the company will focus its efforts on the business of App Tech Global, Inc.
buyer: Natural Nutrition
Natural Nutrition's name will be changed to App Tech, Corp. and the company will focus its efforts on the business of App Tech Global, Inc. "
target: AppTech Global, Inc. (APCX:$0.01)
App Tech is developing mobile application market places throughout emerging countries of the world. App Tech is focused on multi platform apps designed to run on device operating systems such as Apple I-Phone, Google Android, RIM Blackberry, Windows Mobile, Palm Systems, Verizon Droid and others.
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closed 10/29/2014 via BNC Analysis

GungHo Online Entertainment, Inc., acquired PlayPhone, Inc.

synopsis: GungHo Online Entertainment, Inc. has picked up another piece of its global expansion puzzle, as the publisher reportedly announced that it is acquiring a 70 percent ownership stake in Playphone, a US-based mobile social gaming network boasting more than 800 million subscribers.
buyer parent: Softbank Corporation
buyer: GungHo Online Entertainment, Inc. (JP:3765:$1,630.58)
GungHo Online Entertainment, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the planning, development, operation, and distribution of online games, mobile games, flash games, and consumer games in Japan. "
target: PlayPhone, Inc.
PlayPhone, Inc. develops and distributes mobile entertainment content for gamers worldwide. It operates a mobile social gaming platform that allows carriers provide customized social game stores to their customers.
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closed 11/26/2018 via BNC Analysis

Shopify Inc., acquired Tictail

synopsis: Shopify, the leading cloud-based, multi-channel commerce platform designed for small and medium-sized businesses, has acquired Swedish e-commerce company Tictail. Tictail operates an online platform that allows brands and retailers to set up online stores.
buyer: Shopify Inc. (SHOP:$1,179.37)
Shopify is the leading cloud-based, multi-channel commerce platform designed for small and medium-sized businesses. Merchants use the software to design, set up and manage their stores across multiple sales channels, including web, mobile, social media, brick-and-mortar locations and pop-up shops. "
target: Tictail
Tictail AB operates an online platform that allows brands and retailers to set up online stores. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in Stockholm, Sweden.
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announced 4/3/2017 via Company Press Release

Grab, will acquire Kudo

synopsis: Grab, the leading ride-hailing and mobile payments platform in Southeast Asia, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Kudo, the leading O2O (online to offline) ecommerce platform in Indonesia. Kudo’s O2O platform enables Indonesia’s unbanked consumers to shop online by connecting them with online merchants and service providers.
buyer: Grab
Grab is Southeast Asia’s leading ride-hailing platform. Grab solves critical transportation challenges to make transport freedom a reality for 620 million people in Southeast Asia. Grab’s core product platform includes commuting solutions for drivers and passengers. "
target: Kudo
Kudo is Indonesia’s leading Online to Offline (O2O) platform. Kudo enables digital entrepreneurs to become the gateway for unbanked & less tech-savvy customers to the digital ecosystem. Services offered include cell-phone top-up, bill payments, online shopping, fin-tech & digital payment services.
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announced 6/26/2015 via BNC Analysis

KEE Ever Bright Decorative Technology Company and LTD., will acquire MMOGA

synopsis: Kee Ever Bright Decorative Technology, a company that engages in the research and application of surface material technologies in China and internationally, will buy 100% stake in MMOGA, one of the first professional mediators of online virtual gaming currency in the European market.
buyer: KEE Ever Bright Decorative Technology Company and LTD.
Since 1994, KEE Ever Bright Decorative Technology Company and LTD.(KEBDT), have provide the latest manufacturing solutions to customers worldwide, the KEE team has come to be known for the highest standard in the development of graphic products with advanced technology. "
target: MMOGA
MMOGA was one of the first professional mediators of online gold on the European market. A wide variety of products in the area of games, online gaming, virtual currencies, gamecards and more can be found on the MMOGA online platform, always at favorable prices.
price ($mm)
$343
rev ($mm)
$31
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EV / rev
11.0x
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closed 6/10/2015 via BNC Analysis

Gruner+Jahr AG & Co., acquired Danato GmbH

synopsis: Gruner + Jahr, the largest European printing and publishing firm, has acquired Danato, the leading e-commerce provider of gift ideas in the German network. Danato aggregates gifting options to be found on the web and combines this with a smart search technology and one-stop ordering and customer service.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
buyer: Gruner+Jahr AG & Co.
Gruner + Jahr AG & Co KG engages in publishing magazines and newspapers. It operates in four divisions: G+J Germany; G+J International; G+J France; and Print. "
target: Danato GmbH
Danato GmbH owns and operates an online gift portal. The company aggregates gifting options to be found on the web and combines this with a smart search technology and one-stop ordering and customer service. Danato GmbH is based in Munich, Germany.
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closed 7/28/2011 via BusinessWire

Rakuten Inc., acquired Tradoria GmbH

synopsis: Rakuten, Inc. announced that it has closed a transaction to acquire an 80% stake in Tradoria, one of Germany’s leading online e-commerce platforms. Tradoria was founded in 2007 and employs a unique business model that encompasses a web store, marketplace and checkout in a single product for small and medium-sized merchants.
buyer: Rakuten Inc. (TSE:4755:$13,427.32)
Rakuten, Inc., is one of the world’s leading Internet service companies, providing a variety of consumer and business-focused services including e-commerce, travel, banking, securities, credit card, e-money, portal & media, online marketing and professional sports. Rakuten is expanding globally. "
target: Tradoria GmbH
The Tradoria e-commerce platform is a German provider of online shop solutions with a diverse range of products. The solution can be deployed by e-commerce newcomers, as a powerful sales channel for existing online stores, or as a multi-channel solution for brick-and-mortar retailers.
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closed 6/15/2009 via BusinessWire

eBay, acquired GMarket

synopsis: eBay Inc. announced that it has successfully completed its previously announced tender offer for all outstanding common shares and American Depositary Shares (ADSs) of Gmarket Inc.
buyer: eBay (EBAY:$10,761.00)
eBay pioneers communities built on commerce, sustained by trust and inspired by opportunity. eBay enables e-commerce on a local, national and international basis with an array of websites that bring together millions of buyers and sellers every day. "
target: GMarket
Gmarket Inc. is a leading retail ecommerce marketplace in Korea, offering buyers a wide selection of products at competitive prices and sellers a comprehensive and flexible sales solution.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,210 [$960]
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$208
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$43
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closed 8/3/2004 via BusinessWire

Ebay Inc., acquired Baazee.com India Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: The World's Online Marketplace (Nasdaq:EBAY) (www.ebay.com), today completed its previously announced acquisition of Baazee.com and its subsidiary Baazee.com India Pvt. Ltd., the largest online marketplace in India.
buyer: Ebay Inc. (EBAY:$10,761.00)
eBay pioneers communities built on commerce, sustained by trust and inspired by opportunity. eBay enables e-commerce on a local, national and international basis with an array of websites that bring together millions of buyers and sellers every day. "
target: Baazee.com India Pvt. Ltd.
Baazee.com is a person-to-person trading community on the Internet where anyone can sell or buy almost anything in an exciting e-commerce format. Baazee.com, through a world-class Internet trading infrastructure, has created an online marketplace that is free of middlemen and unconstrained by geogr
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closed 3/25/2004 via BusinessWire

Bidville, Inc., acquired 3 2 1 Play, Inc.

synopsis: March 25, 2004--Bidville, Inc. (OTCBB:BVLE) announced today that it has completed the acquisition of privately held 3 2 1 Play, Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiary Buy Sell Connect, Inc. 3 2 1 Play, Inc. has access to thousands of major brand products at or below wholesale prices from leading manufacturers.
buyer parent: Petters Group, LLC
buyer: Bidville, Inc.
Bidville was founded in 2000 by Dr. Ed Orlando as an online auction alternative to eBay. The company provides unique user features, such as Watch List, Image Gallery, and fixed price listing options. In 2001, Bidville merged with NoBidding.com, one of the first online fixed price marketplaces. "
target: 3 2 1 Play, Inc.
3 2 1 Play, Inc., headquartered in Jericho, N.Y., was founded by Alina Mezhibovsky, who started the business by selling items found in her garage over the Internet. Mrs. Mezhibovsky quickly expanded the business to include new and used items provided by a growing list of new buyers and sellers.
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closed 9/21/2011 via BusinessWire

Rearden Commerce, Inc., acquired HomeRun.com

synopsis: Rearden Commerce, creator of the Deem™ platform, announced that it has acquired HomeRun.com, creator of the HomeRun® social-buying service and its OfferEngine™ platform, which powers group commerce programs for many of the best known consumer web sites.
buyer: Rearden Commerce, Inc.
Rearden Commerce, creator of Deem™, is transforming commerce on behalf of buyers and sellers. Through a suite of interoperable smart applications, the Deem platform is designed to leverage big data, analytics and semantics technology. "
target: HomeRun.com
HomeRun.com is the creator of the HomeRun® social-buying service and its OfferEngine™ platform, which powers group commerce programs for many of the best known consumer web sites. HomeRun delivers offers from local businesses, membership rewards and incentives.
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closed 9/24/2013 via PR Newswire

Iconicfuture, acquired Virtual Greats

synopsis: Iconicfuture, the pioneering global marketplace for the sale of virtual goods in online and mobile games, announces the integration of Virtual Greats, the leading provider of licensed virtual goods to virtual worlds, into its global operations.
buyer: Iconicfuture
Iconicfuture GmbH operates an online marketplace that facilitates the creation of branded virtual items in social games, virtual worlds, and mobile applications. The company offers a service for game developers and rights owners from the fields of sport, entertainment, fashion, celebrity, and more. "
target: Virtual Greats
Virtual Greats is the leading provider of licensed virtual goods serving the $6B virtual goods market. The service allows operators of social networks, gaming companies and virtual worlds to sell items from a library of high value, licensed materials.
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closed 5/10/2012 via Market Wire

Oomba, LLC, acquired GameBux

synopsis: Oomba, Inc. announced that it has acquired GameBux™, a virtual currency system that will compliment the company's Digital Object Trading™ platform and Virtual Goods Marketplace™. GameBux is a robust virtual currency-as-a-service. It works with both online and mobile games that are connected to the Internet.
buyer: Oomba, LLC
Oomba is the first SaaS platform for the exchange of virtual goods in an aftermarket that operates with the exclusive, voluntary participation of publishers of online and mobile games. "
target: GameBux
GameBux is a robust virtual currency-as-a-service. It works with both online and mobile games that are connected to the Internet.
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closed 10/9/2008 via PR Newswire

Naspers Ltd., acquired Vatera.hu Kft

synopsis: iEurope Capital LLC has confirmed that MIH Internet Europe B.V., a subsidiary of Naspers Limited, has purchased 100% of Vatera.hu Kft. The lead investor and majority owner, iEurope Fund LLC, also confirmed that the purchase includes the non-Hungarian operations as well.
buyer: Naspers Ltd. (JSE:NPN:$4,001.00)
Naspers is a multinational media company with principal operations in electronic media (including pay-television, internet and instant-messaging subscriber platforms and the provision of related technologies) and print media. "
target parent: iEurope Capital LLC
target: Vatera.hu Kft
Vatera.hu is Hungary's leading online auction and e-commerce marketplace. Voted Hungary's e-Commerce Company of the Year in both 2006 and 2007, Vatera.hu was also recognized by Red Herring magazine as one of the top 100 technology companies in the EMEA region in 2007 and 2008.
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closed 6/19/2007 via BusinessWire

Sedo, acquired GreatDomains LLC

synopsis: Sedo has purchased GreatDomains from VeriSign, Inc. Sedo.com is the leading online marketplace for the buying and selling of domain names, and GreatDomains is an established marketplace focused exclusively on the trading of high-quality, generic domain names.
buyer: Sedo
Sedo, an acronym for "Search Engine for Domain Offers," is the leading online marketplace for buying and selling domain names and websites. Headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., Sedo has assembled the world's largest database of domain names for sale, with more than 7 million listings. "
target parent: VeriSign, Inc.
target: GreatDomains LLC
GreatDomains is the marketplace for the world's finest domain names. . GreatDomains holds monthly Premium Auction Events and features traditional Offer/Counter-Offer listings for qualifying domains.
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closed 4/19/2017 via BNC Analysis

Rakuten Kobo Inc., acquired Shelfie (Bitlit Media)

synopsis: Kobo Rakuten, the company that produces the Kobo e-reader and is one of the world’s fastest-growing eReading services, offering more than 5 million eBooks, has acquired Shelfie (Bitlit Media), an app that allowed users to catalog their personal libraries, and purchase discounted ebook editions based on the physical copies they already own.
buyer parent: Rakuten Inc.
buyer: Rakuten Kobo Inc.
Founded in December 2009, Toronto-based Rakuten Kobo Inc. is one of the world’s fastest-growing eReading services, offering more than 5 million eBooks and magazines to millions of users across the world. "
target: Shelfie (Bitlit Media)
BitLit Media Inc. provides the Shelfie mobile application that helps users to get a free or discounted eBook of a print book they own. Its application allows users to read eBook on various devices, including Kobo, Nook, and Kindle or iPad. Shelfie works with over 1,200 publishers.
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closed 4/19/2017 via BNC Analysis

Rakuten Kobo Inc., acquired Shelfie (Bitlit Media)

synopsis: Kobo Rakuten, the company that produces the Kobo e-reader and is one of the world’s fastest-growing eReading services, offering more than 5 million eBooks, has acquired Shelfie (Bitlit Media), an app that allowed users to catalog their personal libraries, and purchase discounted ebook editions based on the physical copies they already own.
buyer parent: Rakuten Inc.
buyer: Rakuten Kobo Inc.
Founded in December 2009, Toronto-based Rakuten Kobo Inc. is one of the world’s fastest-growing eReading services, offering more than 5 million eBooks and magazines to millions of users across the world. "
target: Shelfie (Bitlit Media)
BitLit Media Inc. provides the Shelfie mobile application that helps users to get a free or discounted eBook of a print book they own. Its application allows users to read eBook on various devices, including Kobo, Nook, and Kindle or iPad. Shelfie works with over 1,200 publishers.
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announced 1/4/2017 via Company Press Release

Rakuten Kobo Inc., will acquire Tolino

synopsis: Rakuten Kobo Inc. from Canada, one of the world’s fastest-growing eReading service providers, will acquire the Tolino technology platform from Deutsche Telekom. Tolino is a brand name of e-readers and tablets marketed by leading booksellers in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.
buyer parent: Rakuten Inc.
buyer: Rakuten Kobo Inc.
Founded in December 2009, Toronto-based Rakuten Kobo Inc. is one of the world’s fastest-growing eReading services, offering more than 5 million eBooks and magazines to millions of users across the world. "
target parent: Deutsche Telekom
target: Tolino
Tolino is a brand name of e-readers and tablets marketed by leading booksellers in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Since 2014, the e-reader has also been available in Belgium, Netherlands, and Italy.
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announced 10/10/2012 via PR Newswire

Kobo Inc., will acquire Aquafadas

synopsis: Kobo, Inc., a global powerhouse in eReading with over 10 million users in 190 countries, and Aquafadas a leading digital publishing technology company, announced they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Kobo intends to acquire Aquafadas.
buyer parent: Rakuten Inc.
buyer: Kobo Inc.
Kobo Inc. is one of the world's fastest-growing eReading services offering over 3-million eBooks, magazines and newspapers. Kobo has top ranked eReading applications for iPad, iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows and MacOS. "
target: Aquafadas
Aquafadas solutions allow and facilitate the dissemination of digital content on all major new platforms: smartphones, tablets and web. The business world uses the Aquafadas tools to enable migration of digital content such as marketing, technical documentation, commercial or financial.
price ($mm)
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$6
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closed 1/11/2012 via PR Newswire

Rakuten Inc., acquired Kobo Inc.

synopsis: Kobo Inc. announced the successful acquisition of all its outstanding shares by Rakuten, Inc. Kobo Inc. is a global eReading service with more than 2.5 million eBooks, magazines and newspaperss – one of the largest eReading catalogues in the world.
buyer: Rakuten Inc. (TSE:4755:$13,427.32)
Rakuten, Inc., is one of the world’s leading Internet service companies, providing a variety of consumer and business-focused services including e-commerce, travel, banking, securities, credit card, e-money, portal & media, online marketing and professional sports. Rakuten is expanding globally. "
target parent: Indigo Books & Music Inc.
target: Kobo Inc.
Kobo Inc. is a global eReading service with more than 2.5 million eBooks, magazines and newspapers – one of the largest eReading catalogues in the world. Kobo has top ranked eReading applications for iPad, iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows and MacOS.
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closed 11/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

JP/Politikens Hus A/S, acquired Saxo.com ApS

synopsis: JP/Politikens Hus, one of Denmark's leading media companies, has acquired Saxo, Denmark's first and largest online bookstore. Saxo offers Danish and English titles in various genres and formats, including printed books, e-books and audiobooks.
buyer: JP/Politikens Hus A/S
JP/Politikens Hus is one of Denmark's leading media companies in printed, digital and mobile publications. JP/Politikens Hus publishes three national newspapers, EKSTRA BLADET, MORGENAVISEN JYLLANDS-POSTEN and POLITIKEN – Denmark's leading daily newspapers. "
target: Saxo.com ApS
Saxo is Denmark's first and largest online bookstore. Saxo offers Danish and English titles in various genres and formats, including printed books, e-books and audiobooks. Their genres include fiction, romance, food, travel, hobby, erotica, art, mysteries and more.
price ($mm)
$29*
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$46
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0.9x
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closed 7/1/2018 via BNC Analysis

Buchversand-stein.de, acquired Kohlibri

synopsis: Buchversand-stein.de (A. Stein'sche Buchhandlung Gmbh), a family owned bookstore in Germany, has acquired Kohlibri, an online bookstore in Germany. Kohlibri offers a wide variety of books, including fiction, non-fiction, art books, classic literature, audio books, and children's books.
buyer: Buchversand-stein.de
Buchversand-stein.de (A. Stein'sche Buchhandlung Gmbh) is a family owned bookstore in Germany. The company sells books, newspapers, magazines, audio books, e-books, e-readers, maps, and DVDs. They offer novels, children's books, travel guides, textbooks, school books, and much more. "
target: Kohlibri
Founded in 1998, Kohlibri is an online bookstore in Germany. Kohlibri offers a wide variety of books, including fiction, non-fiction, art books, classic literature, audio books, and children's books. Kohlibri provides descriptions, images, sample pages or audio, and more for each book.
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announced 3/22/2017 via BNC Analysis

Rockaway Capital, will acquire Euromedia Group

synopsis: Rockaway Capital, a global investment firm, is to acquire Euromedia Group (EMG), one of the strongest and largest companies operating on the book market in the Czech Republic. EMG provides book publishing services and operates an internet bookstore and sales of electronic books.
buyer: Rockaway Capital
Rockaway Capital is a global investment firm with offices in San Francisco, Prague and Sao Paolo. The firm invests in high growth, transformational companies across e-commerce, B2B SaaS, fintech, and travel/transportation. "
target: Euromedia Group
Euromedia Group (EMG) is one of the strongest and largest companies operating on the book market in the Czech Republic. EMG provides book publishing services and operates an internet bookstore and sales of electronic books. The company was founded in 1991 and is based in Prague, Czech Republic.
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$52
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closed 11/30/2016 via BNC Analysis

Bridges Ventures, acquired World of Books Ltd

synopsis: Bridges Ventures, a specialist fund manager, has acquired a majority stake in World of Books, a company that sells quality used books online at competitive prices to millions of customers worldwide each year.
buyer: Bridges Ventures
Bridges Ventures is a specialist fund manager, dedicated to using an impact-driven investment approach to create superior returns for both investors and society at-large. Bridges currently manages almost £800m across three fund types: Sustainable Growth Funds, Property Funds and Social Sector Funds."
target: World of Books Ltd
World of Books sells quality used books at competitive prices to millions of customers worldwide each year. Established by a group of dedicated book lovers, over the past 10 years World of Books has seen inventory grow from 1,000 books to over 2 million in stock.
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closed 3/30/2016 via PR Newswire

Follett Corporation, acquired Wobo, Inc.

synopsis: Follett Corporation announced that the company has acquired Wobo, Inc., a leading service for independent managed campus stores to find and purchase books online in volume. The acquisition includes Wobo, Inc. assets including the BookVolume tool, enabling Follett Wholesale to leverage new technology in transforming the Wholesale business.
buyer: Follett Corporation
Follett has been a trusted partner to pre-K and K-12 schools, districts, and college campuses, taking care of the critical details that make it easier for schools to run. Follett works with 80,000 schools as a leading provider of education technology, services and print and digital content. "
target: Wobo, Inc.
Founded in 2004, Wobo, Inc. (Woody's Books, Inc.) began as an online vendor of books, cds and dvds. Selling through various online marketplaces provided Wobo, Inc. the foundation to expand into offering software solutions in and out of the book industry.
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closed 5/6/2015 via BNC Analysis

Hugendubel, acquired eBook.de NET GmbH

synopsis: Heinrich Hugendubel Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung, the largest owner-operated bookstore in Germany, agreed to acquire eBook.de NET, a company that offers online retail services for books.
buyer: Hugendubel
Heinrich Hugendubel Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung offers retail sale of books and journals. The company was founded in 1893 and is based in Munich, Germany. "
target: eBook.de NET GmbH
eBook.de NET GmbH offers online retail services for books. The company was formerly known as Libri.de Internet GmbH. The company was founded in 1999 and is based in Hamburg, Germany.
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closed 3/12/2014 via Company Press Release

Arnoldo Mondadori Editore S.p.A., acquired Anobii Limited

synopsis: The Mondadori Group, a publisher and printer in Italy, has bought from Anobii Ltd. the brand and assets of Anobii, the global social reading platform that has more than a million users around the world and its strongest base in Italy, with 300,000 users.
buyer parent: FinInvest SpA
buyer: Arnoldo Mondadori Editore S.p.A. (BIT:MN:$927.63)
Arnoldo Mondadori Editore S.p.A. is a publisher and printer in Italy. The Company's publications include books, magazines, newspapers, advertising, business information, graphics, direct marketing and on-line information services. "
target parent: J. Sainsbury plc
target: Anobii Limited
Anobii is a social e-books platform which enables people to discover titles and purchase them to read on mobile and tablet devices. In 2010, Anobii received investment from Penguin, Random House, HarperCollins and HMV to build a social retail site for e-books.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
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EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/6/2014 via BNC Analysis

Zola Books, acquired Bookish.com

synopsis: The social e-book retailer Zola Books has acquired curated book recommendation site Bookish, a one‐stop, comprehensive online destination designed to connect readers with books and authors.
buyer: Zola Books
Zola Books is an eBooks retailer embedded in a social network that enables customers to discover, purchase and enjoy eBooks in a cross-platform social reader. "
target: Bookish.com
Bookish.com is a content discovery and ecommerce website devoted to books which allows users to browse an extensive database of books and authors, add books to user-created digital "shelves", get custom book recommendations, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/19/2013 via BNC Analysis

Dogan Muzik Kitap Magazacilik Pazarlama A.S., acquired Elektronik Bilgi Iletisim Hizmetleri

synopsis: D&R, active in entertainment retail, has purchased all shares of Elektronik Bilgi İletişim Hizmetleri, which owned Idefix and Prefix online booksellers, to enlarge the D&R online sale store.
buyer parent: Dogan Group
buyer: Dogan Muzik Kitap Magazacilik Pazarlama A.S.
Dogan Muzik Kitap Magazacilik Pazarlama A.S. (D & R) engages in the retail of books and music CD's and other entertainment products. The company in based in Instanbul, Turkey and operates as a subsidiary of Dogan Yayin Holding. "
target: Elektronik Bilgi Iletisim Hizmetleri
Elektronik Bilgi Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. (EBI) is an innovative internet company operating legacy e-marketing and social networking web sites in Turkey. Among them are www.idefix.com online bookseller, www.siberalem.com e-dating and social networking web site, www.itiraf.com popular confessions.
price ($mm)
$4.66
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/13/2013 via BNC Analysis

Plympton, acquired DailyLit

synopsis: Plympton announced that it has acquired DailyLit, which breaks classic and contemporary novels down into short chunks and delivers them via email.
buyer: Plympton
Plympton is a new literary studio devoted to reinventing the way people experience literature by combining serialized fiction and digital platforms. Despite the upheaval confronting traditional publishing models, readers are still actively searching for smart new writing. "
target: DailyLit
DailyLit sends books in installments via e-mail or RSS feed. It currently offers over 1000 classic and contemporary books available entirely for free or on a Pay-Per-Read basis (with sample installments available for free).
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/4/2012 via BNC Analysis

Tesco Stores Limited, acquired Mobcast Services Ltd

synopsis: Tesco has acquired Mobcast, the digital book platform provider, to offer customers more choices in how they buy books. Mobcast provides a digital book retail platform with a catalogue of UK’s most popular titles which can be bought and read on smartphones, tablets and e-readers.
buyer: Tesco Stores Limited (LSE:TSCO:$76,795.61)
Tesco is a British multinational grocery and general merchandise retailer headquartered in Cheshunt, United Kingdom. It is the third-largest retailer in the world measured by revenues (after Wal-Mart and Carrefour) and the second-largest measured by profits (after Wal-Mart). "
target: Mobcast Services Ltd
Mobcast has established itself as a world leader in eBook delivery. Mobcast provides a digital book retail platform with a catalogue of more than 130,000 of the UK’s most popular titles which can be bought and read on smartphones, tablets and e-readers.
price ($mm)
$7.14
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/12/2012 via BNC Analysis

J. Sainsbury plc, acquired Anobii Limited

synopsis: Anobii Limited has acquired by J Sainsbury plc. Anobii is a social e-books platform which enables people to discover titles and purchase them to read on mobile and tablet devices. In 2010, Anobii received investment from Penguin, Random House, HarperCollins and HMV to build a social retail site for e-books.
buyer: J. Sainsbury plc
Sainsbury is one of UK's oldest retailers in the food industry. With their products, they help customers eat healthy, help suppliers and farmers reduct the impact on the environment, and play an active role in the communities they serve. "
target parent: HMV Media Group
target: Anobii Limited
Anobii is a social e-books platform which enables people to discover titles and purchase them to read on mobile and tablet devices. In 2010, Anobii received investment from Penguin, Random House, HarperCollins and HMV to build a social retail site for e-books.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/17/2012 via BNC Analysis

Numilog, acquired Numilog

synopsis: Hachette Livre has sold its e-book distribution platform Numilog to its Founder and CEO, Denis Zwirn.
buyer: Numilog
Numilog operates as an ebookstore and aggregator. It offers the conversion of printed books to digital books, as well as an online library. "
target parent: Lagardère SCA
target: Numilog
Numilog operates as an ebookstore and aggregator. It offers the conversion of printed books to digital books, as well as an online library.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/11/2012 via PR Newswire

Rakuten Inc., acquired Kobo Inc.

synopsis: Kobo Inc. announced the successful acquisition of all its outstanding shares by Rakuten, Inc. Kobo Inc. is a global eReading service with more than 2.5 million eBooks, magazines and newspaperss – one of the largest eReading catalogues in the world.
buyer: Rakuten Inc. (TSE:4755:$13,427.32)
Rakuten, Inc., is one of the world’s leading Internet service companies, providing a variety of consumer and business-focused services including e-commerce, travel, banking, securities, credit card, e-money, portal & media, online marketing and professional sports. Rakuten is expanding globally. "
target parent: Indigo Books & Music Inc.
target: Kobo Inc.
Kobo Inc. is a global eReading service with more than 2.5 million eBooks, magazines and newspapers – one of the largest eReading catalogues in the world. Kobo has top ranked eReading applications for iPad, iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows and MacOS.
price ($mm)
$315
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/11/2011 via BNC Analysis

Amazon.com, Inc., acquired The Book Depository International

synopsis: Online retailer Amazon.com has acquired online book retailer The Book Depository International. With its largest customer base streaming in from Australia, The Book Depository has grown to offer more than six million books to its customers located in more than 100 countries.
buyer: Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN:$347,945.00)
Amazon.com, Inc., a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, seeks to be Earth's most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices. "
target: The Book Depository International
The Book Depository International is an online book retailer based in the UK. With its largest customer base streaming in from Australia, the company has grown to offer more than six million books to its customers located in more than 100 countries.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$110
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/19/2009 via PR Newswire

Smashwords, Inc., acquired BookHabit, Ltd.

synopsis: Silicon Valley based Smashwords, Inc. has acquired Wellington New Zealand company BookHabit Limited, consolidating Smashwords' position as the world's premier ebook publishing and distribution platform for independent authors and publishers.
buyer: Smashwords, Inc.
Launched in 2008, Smashwords is a publisher and distributor of multi-format ebooks. The free Smashwords ebook publishing platform puts authors and publishers in full control over the pricing, sampling and distribution of their works. "
target: BookHabit, Ltd.
BookHabit was founded in 2008 by Clare Tanner, an entrepreneur and avid reader. BookHabit's mission was to give published and unpublished writers a conduit to the reading world, and give readers access to new, undiscovered writers.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/24/2009 via BNC Analysis

Cyrte Investments B.V., acquired bol.com b.v.

synopsis: Cyrte Investments is pleased to announce the acquisition of bol.com, the leading online Dutch retailer, from Germany based Holtzbrinck Networks GmbH and Verlagsgruppe Weltbild GmbH.
buyer: Cyrte Investments B.V.
Cyrte Investments was originally started in 2000 as the family office for the private wealth of media-entrepreneur John de Mol -- the founder of Endemol and creator of Big Brother and Deal or No Deal. Cyrte has subsequently grown to include a number of other investors. "
target: bol.com b.v.
bol.com b.v. is an online retailer for books and entertainment products. It offers Dutch and English books, music CDs, DVDs, games, software, notebooks and computer accessories, and electronic and telecommunication products.
price ($mm)
$266
rev ($mm)
$297
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.9x
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/6/2009 via PR Newswire

Author Solutions, Inc., acquired Trafford Publishing

synopsis: Author Solutions, the world leader in indie book publishing - the fastest-growing segment of book publishing, announced the acquisition of the publishing assets of Trafford Publishing of Victoria, British Columbia.
buyer parent: Bertram Capital Management LLC.
buyer: Author Solutions, Inc.
Author Solutions, Inc. (ASI), is the world leader in the fastest-growing segment of publishing. Through its self-publishing brands, AuthorHouse, iUniverse, Xlibris, Inkubook, and Wordclay, ASI enables more authors to self publish, promote, and sell their books than any other company in the world. "
target: Trafford Publishing
The first company in the world to offer an "on-demand publishing service," Trafford has led the independent publishing revolution since its establishment in 1995. Trafford also was one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/5/2009 via Reuters

Barnes & Noble Inc., acquired Fictionwise, Inc.

synopsis: Barnes & Noble Inc the world's largest bookseller, said it acquired e-book seller Fictionwise for $15.7 million in cash, to expand its presence in digital world. After the deal, Barnes & Noble, which plans to launch an e-Bookstore later this year, intends to keep Fictionwise as a separate business unit.
buyer: Barnes & Noble Inc. (BKS:$3,583.39)
Barnes & Noble, Inc., the world’s largest bookseller and a Fortune 500 company, operates 777 bookstores in 50 states. Barnes & Noble conducts its online business through Barnes & Noble.com, one of the Web’s largest e-commerce sites. "
target: Fictionwise, Inc.
Fictionwise.com is committed to providing the Internet's most comprehensive collection of fiction (and yes nonfiction too!) in the most popular eBook formats. At Fictionwise, you'll find award-winning and high quality eBooks by top authors in all the major genres.
price ($mm)
$16
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/11/2008 via BusinessWire

Amazon.com, Inc., acquired Audible, Inc.

synopsis: Amazon.com, Inc. announced the completion of its initial tender offer for all outstanding shares of Audible, Inc. The tender offer expired at 12:00 Midnight, New York City time, at the end of Monday, March 10, 2008.
buyer: Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN:$347,945.00)
Amazon.com, Inc., a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, seeks to be Earth's most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices. "
target: Audible, Inc.
Audible.com is the leading online provider of digital spoken word audio content, specializing in digital audio editions of books, newspapers and magazines, television programs and original programming. Audible.com offers over 80,000 programs, including audiobooks and spoken word audio content.
price ($mm)
$211
rev ($mm)
$110
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
1.9x
EV / EBITDA
152.6x

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