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announced 6/28/2017 via BNC Analysis

XLMedia plc, will acquire Securethoughts.com

synopsis: XLMedia, a leading provider of performance marketing, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Securethoughts.com ("Securethoughts"), a leading US cyber security comparison website. The acquisition is expected to be immedietly earnings enhancing post its completion in the third quarter of 2017.
buyer: XLMedia plc (AIM:XLM:$117.87)
XLMedia is a leading provider of digital performance marketing. The Group uses proprietary tools and methodologies to generate high value traffic for their customers, in return for a revenue share, fixed fees or a hybrid of both. "
target: Securethoughts.com
Securethoughts.com ("Securethoughts"), a leading US cyber security comparison website. Securethoughts helps people protect their freedom by providing advice, guides and support that help everyday people protect their digital communications, actions and discussions.
price ($mm)
$2.00
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closed 10/25/2017 via Company Press Release

iSelect Ltd, acquired iMoney.my

synopsis: iSelect, an Australian comparison website, has increased its stake in iMoney.my to 51.5% to become its majority shareholder. iMoney.my is Southeast Asia’s largest financial comparison portal. iMoney compares credit cards, loans, broadband, and insurance products on its website and provides telephone-based advice to consumers.
buyer: iSelect Ltd (ASX:ISU:$141.72)
iSelect is an Australian comparison website. It aims to save its customers money, time and effort by making available product information and advice for comparison purposes across the widest range of Australian insurers. iSelect allows users to compare insurance, utilities, credit cards, and loans. "
target: iMoney.my
iMoney.my is Southeast Asia’s largest financial comparison portal with operations in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, and the Philippines. iMoney compares credit cards, loans, broadband, and insurance products on its website and provides telephone-based advice to consumers.
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closed 11/20/2012 via PR Newswire

Freelancer.com, acquired vWorker

synopsis: Freelancer.com, the world's largest freelancing marketplace, announced the acquisition of vWorker, the fourth largest marketplace globally. vWorker has over 2.5 million enterprise and professional users from around the world, who have been paid over US$139 million through the site from 1.3 million projects.
buyer: Freelancer.com (ASX:FLN:$35.57)
Webby award-winning Freelancer.com is the largest outsourcing and crowdsourcing marketplace in the world. Through Freelancer.com, entrepreneurs and businesses connect with 6.6 million professionals from all over the world. "
target: vWorker
vWorker is an online portal and virtual employment agency that enables companies to outsource projects and independent contractors to find work. Originally focusing on programming and IT-based work, in 2010 the site expanded to include a wide selection of work categories.
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closed 10/25/2018 via Company Press Release

Ecommerce Foundation, acquired Scamadviser.com

synopsis: Ecommerce Foundation, an independent non-profit organization that aims to foster global digital trade, has acquired Scamadviser.com, a British website that allows people to quickly check if a website is safe before buying anything from them.
buyer: Ecommerce Foundation
Ecommerce Foundation is an independent non-profit organization that aims to foster global digital trade. Their services include Ecommerce Reports, Ecommerce Knowledge-Sharing Events, EcommerceWiki, and Safe.Shop. "
target: Scamadviser.com
Scamadviser.com is a British website that allows people to quickly check if a website is safe before buying anything from them. Scamadviser offers a trust rating and safety summery for their checked websites, allowing online shoppers to make a well-informed decision before buying online.
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announced 6/27/2018 via BNC Analysis

The Nielsen Company, Inc., will acquire Ebit

synopsis: AC Nielsen, a subsidiary of Nielsen Group in Brazil, will acquire the e-commerce analysis business, Ebit, from the Naspers Group's Buscapé Company. Ebit, a Brazilian company, helps users check out the reputation of virtual stores. Ebit acts as an online shopping consultant, publishing the certification of virtual stores on its website.
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,618.00)
Nielsen Holdings plc is a global measurement and data analytics company that provides the most complete and trusted view available of consumers and markets worldwide. For more than 90 years Nielsen has provided data and analytics based on scientific rigor and innovation. "
target parent: Naspers Ltd.
target: Ebit
Ebit, a Brazilian company, helps users check out the reputation of virtual stores. Ebit acts as an online shopping consultant, publishing the certification of virtual stores on its website, ebit.com.br. Ebit also conducts surveys of its customers' experience when they purchases at these stores.
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announced 4/4/2018 via Company Press Release

Československá obchodní banka, a. s., will acquire Ušetřeno.cz s.r.o.

synopsis: Československá obchodní banka, a.s. (ČSOB), a universal bank in the Czech Republic, will acquire Ušetřeno.cz, the largest independent online price comparison site for domestic products and services in the Czech Republic. Ušetřeno.cz allows people to compare energy utilities, mobile internet plans, insurance, credit cards, loans, and mortgages.
buyer parent: KBC
buyer: Československá obchodní banka, a. s.
Founded in 1964, Československá obchodní banka, a.s. (ČSOB) is a universal bank in the Czech Republic. ČSOB offers a full range of banking services to individual, SME, corporate, and institutional clients. Their banking services include mortgages, loans, insurance products, pension funds, and more. "
target: Ušetřeno.cz s.r.o.
Founded in 2010, Ušetřeno.cz is the largest independent online price comparison site for domestic products and services in the Czech Republic. Ušetřeno.cz allows people to compare energy utilities, mobile internet plans, insurance, credit cards, loans, and mortgages.
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closed 5/24/2017 via BNC Analysis

App Swarm Inc., acquired Into The VR World

synopsis: AppSwarm, a company that focuses on the acquisition and development of application-based technologies, has announced the acquisition of an innovative ecommerce website, Into the VR World. Into the VR World's website provides information on virtual reality equipment, primarily cell phone VR headsets and VR headsets designed for video games.
buyer: App Swarm Inc. (OTCPK:SWRM:$2.83)
AppSwarm, Inc. is a technology development and incubation company focused in accelerating the development of mobile applications and technology, fast-tracking product to market. AppSwarm partners with application developers through joint ventures, royalty agreements, & outright purchase agreements. "
target: Into The VR World
Into the VR World is an innovative ecommerce website that provides information on virtual reality equipment. Their website features cell phone VR headsets as well as VR headsets designed for video games.
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closed 5/24/2017 via BNC Analysis

Catena Media, acquired NewCasinos.com

synopsis: Catena Media continues to strengthen its position as Europe's fastest growing company in lead generation, through the acquisition of Newcasinos.com and related affiliate assets. Newcasinos.com is a fast-growing casino affiliate, specialising in reviewing and rating new online casinos.
buyer: Catena Media (OM:CTM:$88.72)
Catena Media is the world’s leading online casino affiliate operator. As such Catena delivers over 20,000 new customers to the online casinos they work with and who advertise on their international network of web sites, spanning from Scandinavia to the UK and down to Italy. "
target: NewCasinos.com
Newcasinos.com is a fast-growing casino affiliate, specialising in reviewing and rating new online casinos. The business was launched in 2015 with the aim to update casino players with the latest trends and news. New Casinos' markets are mainly UK as well as Sweden and Norway.
price ($mm)
$8.56
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closed 8/17/2016 via BNC Analysis

Future plc, acquired Next Commerce Pty Ltd

synopsis: Future plc, the international media group and leading digital business, has acquired Next Commerce Pty Ltd, a digital shopping comparison business with operations in Australia and across South East Asia, for an undisclosed cash consideration. Next Commerce operates the getprice.com.au and pricepanda.com comparison shopping websites.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$219.76)
Future plc is an international media group and leading digital business, listed on the London Stock Exchange (symbol: FUTR). Future has operations in the UK, US and Australia creating publications, apps, websites and events. "
target: Next Commerce Pty Ltd
Next Commerce operates Asia-Pacific's leading product comparison shopping network which includes Getprice.com.au in Australia and Pricepanda in 9 countries across SE Asia and other emerging markets. Next Commerce was founded in October 2012 following the management buyout of Getprice from News Ltd.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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closed 3/18/2015 via BNC Analysis

Gruppo MutuiOnline SpA, acquired 7Pixel S.r.l

synopsis: Gruppo MutuiOnline SpA has acquired 74.85% of the share capital of 7Pixel S.r.l., a subsidiary of Naspers Ltd. 7Pixel owns the Italian leading e-commerce price comparison website Trovaprezzi.it. Users can browse and compare prices of computers, electronics, telecommunications, houshold appliances, baby&nursery, office supplies and many more.
buyer: Gruppo MutuiOnline SpA (BIT:MOL:$75.77)
Gruppo MutuiOnline SpA is the holding company of a group of firms operating in online broking of financial products with an aggregator model (main web sites: MutuiOnline.it and Segugio.it) and in the outsourcing of complex processes for the financial services industry in the Italian market. "
target parent: Naspers Ltd.
target: 7Pixel S.r.l
7Pixel was founded 2002 and with the idea to combine technological know-how and economic competencies. It owns both www.trovaprezzi.it and www.shoppydoo.com, the two leading comparison engines on the italian market.
price ($mm)
$58*
rev ($mm)
$16
EBITDA ($mm)
$8
EV / rev
4.9x
EV / EBITDA
9.4x
closed 12/5/2014 via BNC Analysis

Connexity, acquired Become, Inc.

synopsis: Connexity, the price comparison shopping and marketing technology company, has acquired Become.com. Become.com is an award-winning provider of cloud-based performance marketing and SaaS solutions that benefit online merchants, web & mobile publishers and online shoppers.
buyer parent: Symphony Technology Group
buyer: Connexity
Connexity, Inc. is a technology driven marketing solutions company that leverages almost twenty years of ecommerce expertise to enable retailers and brands to understand their consumers better, acquire new customers at a lower cost, and increase sales. "
target: Become, Inc.
Become, Inc. is an award-winning provider of cloud-based performance marketing and SaaS solutions that benefit online merchants, web & mobile publishers and online shoppers (Product Ads, Channel Management, Feed Optimization, Analytics and more).
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closed 5/29/2014 via Company Press Release

Grupa Onet.pl S.A., acquired Opineo.pl

synopsis: Onet has completed the transaction for the purchase of an 80% stake in Opineo.pl, the largest service in Poland collects consumer reviews on shopping sites, products, companies and services. In addition to nearly 4 million customer reviews, it also provides vendor information online and a database of over 32 thousand. e-shops and businesses.
buyer parent: Daniel Kretinsky and Patrik Tkac
buyer: Grupa Onet.pl S.A.
Grupa Onet.pl S.A. focuses on running a Polish Web portal (Onet.pl). The Company also runs its own publishing house called Pascal Sp. z o.o. (Wydawnictwo Pascal), which publishes and distributes guidebooks, maps and other tourism related material. "
target: Opineo.pl
Opineo.pl is the largest service in Poland collects consumer reviews on shopping sites, products, companies and services. In addition to nearly 4 million customer reviews, it also provides vendor information online and a database of over 32 thousand. e-shops and businesses.
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cancelled 10/26/2012 via Company Press Release

Ybrant Digital Ltd., cancelled a purchase of PriceGrabber, LowerMyBills, and ClassesUSA.com from Experian Information Solutions, Inc.

synopsis: Digital marketing company Ybrant Digital was not able to pay the US$175 million for Experian's three price comparison Web sites PriceGrabber, LowerMyBills, and ClassesUSA.com. The deal has been cancelled.
buyer: Ybrant Digital Ltd. (BSE:532368:$325.42)
Ybrant Digital offers Digital Marketing solutions to its clients. It connects advertisers with their audience across any form of digital media, using its massive local presence to deliver appropriate messages to the right audience, through the most relevant digital channels. "
seller parent: Experian plc
seller: Experian Information Solutions, Inc.
Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients in more than 65 countries. The company helps businesses to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making.
price ($mm)
$80
rev ($mm)
$283
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.4x
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closed 6/3/2011 via PE Hub

Symphony Technology Group, acquired Shopzilla

synopsis: Symphony Technology Group has announced that its acquisition of Shopzilla Inc. has closed. Shopzilla is a consumer lead generation platform focused in online retail, owns and operates a portfolio of leading online consumer shopping properties in comparison shopping, product discovery and social shopping/group sales.
buyer: Symphony Technology Group
Symphony Technology Group (STG) is a strategic private equity firm with the mission of investing in and building great software and services companies. STG also provides transformation expertise to enable its companies to deliver maximum value to its clients. "
target parent: The E.W. Scripps Company
target: Shopzilla
Shopzilla Inc., a consumer lead generation platform focused in online retail, owns and operates a portfolio of leading online consumer shopping properties in comparison shopping, product discovery and social shopping/group sales.
price ($mm)
$160
rev ($mm)
$184
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.9x
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closed 3/8/2011 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired BeatThatQuote.com Ltd.

synopsis: Google has bought the price comparison website BeatThatQuote.com for £37.7m.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$155,058.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. "
target: BeatThatQuote.com Ltd.
BeatThatQuote.com is the UK's fastest growing price comparison site. At BeatThatQuote.com, they are committed to finding clients the best deals at the lowest prices.
price ($mm)
$61
rev ($mm)
$14
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
4.4x
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closed 11/21/2008 via BNC Analysis

Jamplant, acquired Kelkoo

synopsis: Yahoo has sold Kelkoo, the European comparison shopping service it bought in 2004, to U.K. company Jamplant. Kelkoo founder and former CEO Pierre Chappaz said that Kelkoo sold for under €100 million (US$125 million), far less than the €475 million (US$598 million) Yahoo paid for it in March 2004.
buyer: Jamplant
Jamplant is an investment unit created by the founders of price comparison site, USwitch. "
target parent: Yahoo! Inc.
target: Kelkoo
Kelkoo SA is a European price comparison shopping site.
price ($mm)
$126
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closed 4/30/2008 via BusinessWire

M6 Metropole Television, acquired Cyrealis

synopsis: M6 Group through its subsidiary M6 Web, acquired 100% of Cyréalis, that runs websites like Clubic.com, Jeuxvideo.fr, Neteco.com and Achetezfacile.com. Thanks to this acquisition, M6 confirms its willingness to develop a first rank Internet platform, and becomes one of the 15 most visited websites in France.
buyer: M6 Metropole Television (ENXTPA:MMT:$1,585.68)
Metropole Television M6, through its subsidiaries, operates in the broadcasting industry. The group operates in Terrestrial Free TV, Brand Diversification, and Digital Pay TV divisions. "
target: Cyrealis
Cyréalis mainly runs three editorial websites on high tech, video games and e business set of themes, completed by a price comparison website (achetezfacile.com). In January 2008, Cyrealis gathered 5.5 millions unique visitors, predominantly men between 15 and 35 years old.
price ($mm)
$42
rev ($mm)
$13
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
4.9x
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closed 3/31/2008 via PR Newswire

Media General, Inc., acquired DealTaker.com

synopsis: Media General announced that it has completed the purchase of DealTaker.com, an online social shopping portal that attracts nearly 500,000 unique visitors per month who are seeking shopping bargains.
buyer: Media General, Inc. (MEG:$1,351.67)
Media General is a multimedia company operating leading newspapers, television stations and online enterprises primarily in the Southeastern United States. The company's interactive media assets include more than 75 online enterprises that are associated with its newspapers and television stations. "
target: DealTaker.com
DealTaker.com was founded in 2004 and has more than 100,000 registered members as well as relationships with 1,500 affiliated retail businesses. The Web site provides coupons, rebates and bargains, many of them exclusive to DealTaker.com.
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closed 5/7/2007 via BusinessWire

About.com, Inc., acquired ConsumerSearch, Inc

synopsis: About.com, one of the 15 most-visited sites in the United States and a part of The New York Times Company, announced today that it has acquired ConsumerSearch.com, a leading online publisher of meta-reviews.
buyer parent: The New York Times Company
buyer: About.com, Inc.
About.com is a leading online source for original consumer information and advice and was acquired in March 2005 by The New York Times Company, a media company with 2005 revenues of $3.4 billion. "
target: ConsumerSearch, Inc
ConsumerSearch.com is designed to be the best starting place for any consumer aiming to research purchase decisions. The site covers thousands of consumer products through a network of freelance writers who analyze reviews from multiple online and offline sources.
price ($mm)
$33
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closed 11/7/2005 via PR Newswire

Abebooks.com, acquired BookFinder.com

synopsis: Abebooks.com, the world's largest online marketplace for new and used books, has acquired BookFinder.com - the leading price comparison shopping service dedicated to books. The acquisition unites two pioneering independent forces in Internet bookselling. Both companies are privately owned and profitable.
buyer: Abebooks.com
Abebooks.com is the world's largest online marketplace for books, with over 70 million new, used, rare, and out-of-print titles listed for sale by more than 13,000 independent booksellers from around the world. "
target: BookFinder.com
BookFinder.com is the open marketplace for books online—a one stop ecommerce search engine where you can search through over 80 million new, used, rare, and out of print books for sale.
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announced 6/28/2017 via BNC Analysis

XLMedia plc, will acquire Securethoughts.com

synopsis: XLMedia, a leading provider of performance marketing, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Securethoughts.com ("Securethoughts"), a leading US cyber security comparison website. The acquisition is expected to be immedietly earnings enhancing post its completion in the third quarter of 2017.
buyer: XLMedia plc (AIM:XLM:$117.87)
XLMedia is a leading provider of digital performance marketing. The Group uses proprietary tools and methodologies to generate high value traffic for their customers, in return for a revenue share, fixed fees or a hybrid of both. "
target: Securethoughts.com
Securethoughts.com ("Securethoughts"), a leading US cyber security comparison website. Securethoughts helps people protect their freedom by providing advice, guides and support that help everyday people protect their digital communications, actions and discussions.
price ($mm)
$2.00
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closed 8/8/2019 via BusinessWire

Edge226, purchased Webpals Mobile from Webpals Group

synopsis: Edge226 announces the acquisition of Webpals Mobile (from Webpals Holdings) to affirm its strength in the app-install market while increasing focus and scale through social channels. Webpals Mobile is a Google App preferred creative partner and a marketing partner of Facebook and focuses on driving high-intent users for social gaming applications.
buyer parent: PLYmedia
buyer: Edge226
Edge 226 is an innovative provider of data-driven ad-tech solutions, focused on providing its clients with smart tools for quality and transparent user acquisition. Peak Performance-Based DSP (demand-side platform), is their leading product enabling programmatic buying for both video & display. "
seller parent: XLMedia plc
seller: Webpals Group
Webpals Mobile, formerly known as DAU-UP ClicksMob, is a Google App preferred creative partner and a marketing partner of Facebook, that focuses on driving high-intent users for social gaming applications and premium performance advertisers.
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announced 7/25/2018 via BNC Analysis

XLMedia plc, will acquire InvestorJunkie

synopsis: XLMedia, a provider of digital performance marketing, will acquire InvestorJunkie, a leading personal finance website that provides information and reviews of various investment channels and financial products. InvestorJunkie provides tool recommendations and articles to educate readers on how to better manage their finances.
buyer: XLMedia plc (AIM:XLM:$117.87)
XLMedia provides of digital marketing services. They use proprietary tools and methodologies to generate high value traffic for customers, in return for a revenue share, fixed fees or a hybrid of both. They operate across a number of verticals with specific expertise in the online gaming sector. "
target: InvestorJunkie
InvestorJunkie is a personal finance website that provides information and reviews of investment channels and financial products. They provide tool recommendations and articles that break down investing, budgeting, and personal finance to educate readers on how to better manage their finances.
price ($mm)
$5.80
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announced 1/17/2018 via BNC Analysis

XLMedia plc, will purchase Finnish gambling-related informational websites from Good Game Ltd

synopsis: XLMedia, a provider of digital performance marketing, is pleased to announce that it has agreed to acquire a number of leading Finnish gambling related informational websites from Good Game Ltd (the "Acquisition"). The Acquisition comprises a leading network of gambling related websites focused on web & mobile traffic, specialising in casino games.
buyer: XLMedia plc (AIM:XLM:$117.87)
XLMedia provides of digital marketing services. They use proprietary tools and methodologies to generate high value traffic for customers, in return for a revenue share, fixed fees or a hybrid of both. They operate across a number of verticals with specific expertise in the online gaming sector. "
seller: Good Game Ltd
Good Game Ltd’s Finnish gambling-related informational websites are focused on web and mobile traffic, specialising in casino games. The websites provide visitors with reviews of online casino websites, comparison of promotions offered by different brands and information on payment solutions.
price ($mm)
$8.49
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
9.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/14/2017 via BusinessWire

XLMedia plc, acquired Money Under 30

synopsis: XLMedia (AIM:XLM), a leading provider of digital performance marketing, announced the acquisition of www.Moneyunder30.com (“MU30”), a US focused price comparison website for financial services, for a total consideration of US$7 million. The acquisition will be immediately earnings enhancing from completion.
buyer: XLMedia plc (AIM:XLM:$117.87)
XLMedia, based in the United Kingdom, is a leading provider of digital performance marketing. The Group uses proprietary tools and methodologies to generate high value traffic for their customers, in return for a revenue share, fixed fees or a hybrid of both. "
target: Money Under 30
Money Under 30 is a platform dedicated to helping young people meet their financial goals. Whether talking about investing, savings, or salary negotiations, Money Under 30 aims to provide advice for young people facing a difficult economic climate and a rapidly changing financial landscape.
price ($mm)
$7.00
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announced 6/28/2017 via BNC Analysis

XLMedia plc, will acquire Securethoughts.com

synopsis: XLMedia, a leading provider of performance marketing, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Securethoughts.com ("Securethoughts"), a leading US cyber security comparison website. The acquisition is expected to be immedietly earnings enhancing post its completion in the third quarter of 2017.
buyer: XLMedia plc (AIM:XLM:$117.87)
XLMedia is a leading provider of digital performance marketing. The Group uses proprietary tools and methodologies to generate high value traffic for their customers, in return for a revenue share, fixed fees or a hybrid of both. "
target: Securethoughts.com
Securethoughts.com ("Securethoughts"), a leading US cyber security comparison website. Securethoughts helps people protect their freedom by providing advice, guides and support that help everyday people protect their digital communications, actions and discussions.
price ($mm)
$2.00
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announced 2/7/2017 via BusinessWire

DAU-UP, will acquire ClicksMob

synopsis: XLMedia, a leading provider of digital performance marketing, via Dau-Up, the Group’s mobile marketing subsidiary, will acquire ClicksMob Inc, a mobile performance marketing platform. ClicksMob delivers performance-based user acquisition to leading apps across a number of verticals, including gaming, e-commerce, travel, entertainment and finance.
buyer parent: XLMedia plc
buyer: DAU-UP
Dau-Up is XLMedia’s mobile marketing subsidiary. DAU-UP is a Marketing Powerhouse for Gaming companies. At DAU-UP, an energetic group of people comes together everyday to deliver targeted, monetizable players to its clients. "
target: ClicksMob
ClicksMob Inc is a mobile performance marketing platform. ClicksMob delivers performance-based user acquisition to leading apps across a number of verticals, including gaming, e-commerce, travel, entertainment and finance.
price ($mm)
$5.10
rev ($mm)
$16
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.3x
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/3/2017 via BusinessWire

XLMedia plc, acquired GreedyRates

synopsis: XLMedia, a leading provider of digital performance marketing, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Greedyrates.ca, one of Canada’s leading credit card comparison websites. The acquisition will significantly enhance XLMedia’s presence in North America and is a further demonstration of XLMedia’s ability to diversify its revenue streams.
buyer: XLMedia plc (AIM:XLM:$117.87)
Founded in 2012, XLMedia is a market-leading provider of digital marketing services. They use proprietary tools and methodologies to generate high value traffic for their customers, in return for a revenue share, fixed fees or a hybrid of both. "
target: GreedyRates
GreedyRates.ca is an independent website dedicated to matching consumers to the best Canadian credit cards based on their spending habits. The company was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Montreal, Quebec.
price ($mm)
$9.30
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announced 6/16/2015 via BusinessWire

XLMedia plc, will acquire Marmar Media Ltd

synopsis: XLMedia, a leading provider of digital performance marketing services, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire a majority stake of 54% in Marmar Media Ltd, a performance media company for web and mobile. Marmar specialises in performance based marketing for a number of verticals including apps and software entertainment.
buyer: XLMedia plc (AIM:XLM:$117.87)
XLMedia is a market-leading provider of digital marketing services. The Group uses proprietary tools and methodologies to generate high value traffic for their customers, in return for a revenue share, fixed fees or a hybrid of both. "
target: Marmar Media Ltd
Marmar Media is a leading product-focused mobile and online user acquisition network for result based advertisers and app developers. Their proprietary technology is based on real time machine learning at big data scale.
price ($mm)
$5.36
rev ($mm)
$11
EBITDA ($mm)
$2
EV / rev
0.7x
EV / EBITDA
3.3x
closed 9/2/2014 via BusinessWire

XLMedia plc, acquired DAU-UP

synopsis: XLMedia plc, a leading provider of digital performance marketing services, is pleased to announce the acquisition of DAU-UP, a leading social and mobile gaming marketing company. DAU-UP is a Marketing Powerhouse for Gaming companies.
buyer: XLMedia plc (AIM:XLM:$117.87)
XLMedia is a market-leading provider of digital marketing services. The Group uses proprietary tools and methodologies to generate high value traffic for their customers, in return for a revenue share, fixed fees or a hybrid of both. "
target: DAU-UP
DAU-UP is a Marketing Powerhouse for Gaming companies. Working with leading game developers, they build powerfully strategic marketing campaigns that are tailor made to deliver on target players to their games.
price ($mm)
$12
rev ($mm)
$13
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.5x
EV / EBITDA
announced 1/17/2018 via BNC Analysis

XLMedia plc, will purchase Finnish gambling-related informational websites from Good Game Ltd

synopsis: XLMedia, a provider of digital performance marketing, is pleased to announce that it has agreed to acquire a number of leading Finnish gambling related informational websites from Good Game Ltd (the "Acquisition"). The Acquisition comprises a leading network of gambling related websites focused on web & mobile traffic, specialising in casino games.
buyer: XLMedia plc (AIM:XLM:$117.87)
XLMedia provides of digital marketing services. They use proprietary tools and methodologies to generate high value traffic for customers, in return for a revenue share, fixed fees or a hybrid of both. They operate across a number of verticals with specific expertise in the online gaming sector. "
seller: Good Game Ltd
Good Game Ltd’s Finnish gambling-related informational websites are focused on web and mobile traffic, specialising in casino games. The websites provide visitors with reviews of online casino websites, comparison of promotions offered by different brands and information on payment solutions.
price ($mm)
$8.49
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
9.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/29/2015 via BNC Analysis

Cherry AB, acquired Game Lounge Limited

synopsis: Swedish gaming operator Cherry has acquired a 51 per cent stake in affiliate marketing business Game Lounge as it looks to drive additional traffic to its iGaming brands. Game Lounge Limited is a Malta based company working within the I-gaming business.
buyer: Cherry AB (OM:CHER B:$261.98)
Cherry is a Swedish gaming company established in 1963 specialized in online casinos and online lotteries and games development, through subsidiaries in Malta. Cherry is the market leader in casinos in restaurants and nightclubs in Sweden. "
target: Game Lounge Limited
Game Lounge Limited is a Malta based company working within the I-gaming business. They are today focusing on the Scandinavian market targeting Finland, Sweden and Norway.
price ($mm)
$1.62*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/29/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Better Collective A/S, acquired Bola Webinformation GmbH

synopsis: Better Collective, the leading developer of digital platforms for bookmaker information, iGaming communities, and betting tips, has acquired Bola Webinformation GmbH. Bola Webinformation owns strong brands focused on sports betting, including the flagship product Wettbasis.com, a leading affiliate website in the German sports betting market.
buyer: Better Collective A/S (OM:BETCO:$59.22)
Better Collective’s vision is to empower iGamers through transparency and technology – this is what has made them the world’s leading developer of digital platforms for betting tips, bookmaker information and iGaming communities. Their portfolio includes more than 2,000+ websites and products. "
target: Bola Webinformation GmbH
Bola Webinformation GmbH owns strong brands focused on sports betting, including the flagship product Wettbasis.com, which is the leading affiliate website in the German sports betting market. They are involved in all sectors of online marketing for the sports, sports betting and games industries.
price ($mm)
$42
rev ($mm)
$11
EBITDA ($mm)
$8
EV / rev
4.0x
EV / EBITDA
5.6x
closed 11/30/2018 via PR Newswire

USBets, acquired Sports Handle

synopsis: USBets, the premier destination and authority on U.S. gambling news and analysis, has acquired Sports Handle, an elite sports betting industry news site. Sports Handle provides high-quality coverage of the U.S. sports betting industry and state and federal regulation, offering reporting from experienced journalists, original features, and more.
buyer: USBets
USBets is an independent media outlet that covers the U.S. gambling industry. The site covers all types of legal gambling in the United States and caters to gambling enthusiasts and industry followers all around the world. USBets provides in-depth news coverage, product and site reviews, and more. "
target: Sports Handle
Sports Handle is an elite sports betting industry news site. Sports Handle provides high-quality coverage of the U.S. sports betting industry and state and federal regulation, offering reporting from experienced journalists, original features, consumer-facing and social-minded content, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

Catena Media, acquired ASAP Italia S.r.l.

synopsis: Stockholm-listed Catena Media has acquired Italian gaming affiliate ASAP ITALIA. ASAP ITALIA operates successful brands such as Superscommesse.it - leading odds comparison website in Italy, and Bettingrunner.com, the international marketplace for betting enthusiasts.
buyer: Catena Media (OM:CTM:$88.72)
Catena Media provides companies with high-quality online lead generation. Through strong organic growth and strategic acquisitions, Catena Media has established a leading market position with approximately 300 employees in the US, Australia, Japan, Serbia, UK, Sweden and Malta. "
target: ASAP Italia S.r.l.
ASAP ITALIA is an Italian gaming affiliate that has launched Sportito.co.uk, the Daily fantasy Sports platform. ASAP ITALIA operates successful brands such as Superscommesse.it - leading odds comparison website in Italy, and Bettingrunner.com, the international marketplace for betting enthusiasts.
price ($mm)
$19
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/20/2016 via Company Press Release

Catena Media, will acquire Spelbloggare.se

synopsis: Catena Media acquires all affiliate related assets from the Swedish sportsbook affiliate Spelbloggare.se and the underlying technology. Together with the acquisition and their own newly launched sportsbook affiliate product in the UK, Catena Media enters the very large sportsbook segment – a new vertical for the company.
buyer: Catena Media (OM:CTM:$88.72)
Catena Media is the world’s leading online casino affiliate operator. As such Catena delivers over 10,000 new customers to the online casinos they work with and who advertise on their international network of web sites, spanning from Scandinavia to the UK and down to Italy. "
target: Spelbloggare.se
Spelbloggare.se is one of Sweden's largest sportsbook affiliates. They combine their own betting tips and games analysis with the latest tips from selected experts on other betting sites, providing a one-stop website for sports betting.
price ($mm)
$2.81
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/21/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Better Collective A/S, acquired Ribacka Group

synopsis: Better Collective, the world’s leading developer of digital platforms for bookmaker information, iGaming communities, and betting tips, has acquired Ribacka Group, a lead generation company that develops and constructs traffic sources in Scandinavia. Ribacka Group is a leading iGaming affiliate that offers massive volumes of high quality traffic.
buyer: Better Collective A/S (OM:BETCO:$59.22)
Better Collective is the leading developer of educational platforms within the iGaming industry. Through their products, they aim to make sports betting and gambling entertaining, transparent and fair for the global network of online bettors. "
target: Ribacka Group
Ribacka Group is a lead generation company that develops and constructs traffic sources in Scandinavia. Ribacka Group is a leading iGaming affiliate that offers massive volumes of high quality traffic. The company creates innovative solutions to generate high-value leads for their clients.
price ($mm)
$24
rev ($mm)
$7
EBITDA ($mm)
$6
EV / rev
5.0x
EV / EBITDA
6.0x

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