Like PokerScout.com

closed 11/2/2017 via BNC Analysis

Catena Media, acquired PokerScout.com

synopsis: Catena Media acquires the online poker news and comparison site PokerScout.com and its related assets. PokerScout.com is the leading traffic comparison site for the online poker industry. PokerScout seeks not only to track poker site traffic in real time, but also to go beyond the numbers to provide a unique and informative look at online poker.
buyer parent: Optimizer Invest Limited
buyer: Catena Media (OM:CTM:$88.72)
Based in Malta, Catena Media plc is an online performance marketing company that has established a leading position through strong organic growth and acquisitions. "
target: PokerScout.com
PokerScout.com is the leading traffic comparison site for the online poker industry. PokerScout seeks not only to track poker site traffic in real time, but also to go beyond the numbers to provide a unique and informative look at online poker.
price ($mm)
$0.35
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/31/2011 via PR Newswire

The Longley and Guardian Group, acquired CalvinAyre.com

synopsis: A group of investors led by Scott Longley of The Longley & Guardian has purchased the popular iGaming news site CalvinAyre.com. Editorial changes to the site are coming with the new ownership group promising to offer a refined voice.
buyer: The Longley and Guardian Group
The Longley and Guardian, led by longtime gaming industry commentator Scott Longley, offers serious online gaming news for serious people working in the business of online gaming. The website offers information on Gaming Conferences, Events, Gaming Jobs, Service Providers, Software, and more. "
target: CalvinAyre.com
Mixing the concepts of blogging, tabloid event coverage and news, CalvinAyre.com is a ‘tablog’ news source for those working in the online gaming industry, providing real-time news, views and under-the-covers reports on all aspects of the online gambling business and lifestyle.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/2/2017 via BNC Analysis

Catena Media, acquired PokerScout.com

synopsis: Catena Media acquires the online poker news and comparison site PokerScout.com and its related assets. PokerScout.com is the leading traffic comparison site for the online poker industry. PokerScout seeks not only to track poker site traffic in real time, but also to go beyond the numbers to provide a unique and informative look at online poker.
buyer parent: Optimizer Invest Limited
buyer: Catena Media (OM:CTM:$88.72)
Based in Malta, Catena Media plc is an online performance marketing company that has established a leading position through strong organic growth and acquisitions. "
target: PokerScout.com
PokerScout.com is the leading traffic comparison site for the online poker industry. PokerScout seeks not only to track poker site traffic in real time, but also to go beyond the numbers to provide a unique and informative look at online poker.
price ($mm)
$0.35
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 7/25/2018 via Company Press Release

Catena Media, will acquire LeapRate

synopsis: Catena Media, a company that provides high-quality online lead generation, has acquired LeapRate, an independent research and advisory firm that provides news and information. LeapRate specializes in covering the world of Forex trading and are followed by traders, investors, and other FX industry participants.
buyer: Catena Media (OM:CTM:$88.72)
Headquartered in Malta, Catena Media provides companies with high-quality online lead generation. Through strong organic growth and strategic acquisitions, Catena Media has established a leading market position with approximately 300 employees globally. "
target: LeapRate
LeapRate is an independent research and advisory firm that provides news and information, specialized in covering the world of Forex trading. They are followed by traders, investors and other FX industry participants via their website, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, RSS and Email Newsletter.
price ($mm)
$4.00
rev ($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
closed 5/24/2018 via Company Press Release

Catena Media, acquired ForexTraders.com

synopsis: Catena Media, a provider of online lead generation, has acquired Sweden-based ForexTraders.com, a foreign exchange trading Information site providing details of foreign exchange brokers, sign-up offers and useful information pertaining to foreign exchange. They offer expert advice, educational tools, market commentary and best practices guidance.
buyer: Catena Media (OM:CTM:$88.72)
Catena Media provides companies with high-quality online lead generation. Through strong organic growth and strategic acquisitions, Catena Media has established a leading market position with approximately 300 employees in the US, Australia, Japan, Serbia, UK, Sweden and Malta. "
target: ForexTraders.com
Sweden-based ForexTraders.com is a foreign exchange trading Information site providing details of foreign exchange brokers, sign-up offers and useful information pertaining to foreign exchange. They offer expert advice, educational tools, market commentary and best practices guidance.
price ($mm)
$4.08
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/25/2018 via BNC Analysis

Catena Media, acquired GG.co.uk

synopsis: Catena Media, the Malta-based financial lead generators, has acquired GG.co.uk, a website in the UK for people who love horse racing. GG.co.uk provides all of the best horse racing news, information and entertainment. They offer racecards for every race meeting in the UK & Ireland, daily tips for every race, live odds from bookmakers, and more.
buyer: Catena Media (OM:CTM:$88.72)
Catena Media provides companies with high quality online lead generation. Through strong organic growth and strategic acquisitions, Catena Media has since 2012 established a leading market position with approximately 300 employees in the US, Australia, Japan, Serbia, UK, Sweden and Malta (HQ). "
target: GG.co.uk
GG.co.uk is a website in the UK for people who love horse racing. GG.co.uk provides all of the best horse racing news, information and entertainment. They offer racecards for every professional race meeting in the UK & Ireland, daily tips for every race, live odds from bookmakers, and more.
price ($mm)
$2.79
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/12/2018 via BNC Analysis

Catena Media, acquired BrokerDeal GmbH

synopsis: Malta based performance marketing company, Catena Media, has announced its expansion into the German affiliates market, by acquiring BrokerDeal.de. BrokerDeal.de, based in Germany, allows individuals to compare and assess financial services brokers as well as a comprehensive affiliate program.
buyer: Catena Media (OM:CTM:$88.72)
Catena Media provides companies with high quality online lead generation. Through strong organic growth and strategic acquisitions, Catena Media has since 2012 established a leading market position with approximately 300 employees in the US, Australia, Japan, Serbia, UK, Sweden and Malta (HQ). "
target: BrokerDeal GmbH
BrokerDeal.de, based in Germany, allows individuals to compare and assess financial services brokers as well as a comprehensive affiliate program.
price ($mm)
$1.47
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/14/2017 via Company Press Release

Catena Media, acquired Squawka

synopsis: Catena Media plc, an online performance marketing company, has acquired Squawka.com and related assets from Squawka Ltd. Squawka is a high-volume traffic global football news site with a Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) section in beta version.
buyer parent: Optimizer Invest Limited
buyer: Catena Media (OM:CTM:$88.72)
Based in Malta, Catena Media plc is an online performance marketing company that has established a leading position through strong organic growth and acquisitions. Catena is the world’s number one provider of high-value iGaming leads. "
target: Squawka
Squawka is a high-volume traffic global football news site with a Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) section in beta version. The main site currently attracts 4 million users per month, and has around 800 000 followers on Twitter. They are based in London.
price ($mm)
$1.34
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 11/9/2017 via BNC Analysis

Catena Media, will acquire BeyondBits Media Ltd.

synopsis: Catena Media has announced the agreement of a deal to purchase the assets of Malta-based company Beyondbits Media Limited. BeyondBits is an online Marketing company focusing on Financial Services. Their editorial expertise covers investing as well as trading in stocks, Forex, CFDs or alternative financial instruments.
buyer parent: Optimizer Invest Limited
buyer: Catena Media (OM:CTM:$88.72)
Based in Malta, Catena Media plc is an online performance marketing company that has established a leading position through strong organic growth and acquisitions. Catena is the world’s number one provider of high-value iGaming leads. "
target: BeyondBits Media Ltd.
Based in Malta, BeyondBits is an online Marketing company focusing on Financial Services. Their editorial expertise covers investing as well as trading in stocks, Forex, CFDs or alternative financial instruments. They cover recent developments in the financial sector and compare and analyze offers.
price ($mm)
$11
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/2/2017 via BNC Analysis

Catena Media, acquired PokerScout.com

synopsis: Catena Media acquires the online poker news and comparison site PokerScout.com and its related assets. PokerScout.com is the leading traffic comparison site for the online poker industry. PokerScout seeks not only to track poker site traffic in real time, but also to go beyond the numbers to provide a unique and informative look at online poker.
buyer parent: Optimizer Invest Limited
buyer: Catena Media (OM:CTM:$88.72)
Based in Malta, Catena Media plc is an online performance marketing company that has established a leading position through strong organic growth and acquisitions. "
target: PokerScout.com
PokerScout.com is the leading traffic comparison site for the online poker industry. PokerScout seeks not only to track poker site traffic in real time, but also to go beyond the numbers to provide a unique and informative look at online poker.
price ($mm)
$0.35
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 7/5/2017 via Company Press Release

Catena Media, will acquire Bettingpro.com

synopsis: Catena Media has agreed to acquire Bettingpro.com and its related affiliate assets. Bettingpro.com is a highly-regarded publisher of sports news, tips and betting advice across a number of different verticals, with a focus on acquiring leads for regulated UK and Australian iGaming partners.
buyer: Catena Media (OM:CTM:$88.72)
Catena Media is the world’s leading online casino affiliate operator. As such Catena delivers over 20,000 new customers to the online casinos they work with and who advertise on their international network of web sites, spanning from Scandinavia to the UK and down to Italy. "
target: Bettingpro.com
Bettingpro is a popular sports news and betting website that brings the latest odds, news, previews and tips when it comes to every sport. Bettingpro regularly secures exclusive free bets from their bookmaker and casino partners so that readers get the best possible value.
price ($mm)
$18
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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)
$8.56
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 5/4/2017 via BNC Analysis

Catena Media, will acquire Online Media UK Ltd

synopsis: Catena Media, the world’s leading online casino affiliate operator, is to acquire certain assets of Online Media (UK) Ltd., a UK based fast-growing sports betting affiliate. The acquisition includes, among other, the domain names Bets.co.uk, Bonuses.co.uk and iGamble.co.uk and certain thereto related assets.
buyer: Catena Media (OM:CTM:$88.72)
Catena Media is the world’s leading online casino affiliate operator. As such Catena delivers over 20,000 new customers to the online casinos they work with and who advertise on their international network of web sites, spanning from Scandinavia to the UK and down to Italy. "
target: Online Media UK Ltd
The acquisition includes, among other, the domain names Bets.co.uk, Bonuses.co.uk and iGamble.co.uk and certain thereto related assets from Online Media (UK) Ltd., a UK based fast-growing sports betting affiliate.
price ($mm)
$15
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/7/2016 via Company Press Release

Catena Media, acquired CasinoUK

synopsis: Catena Media, the world’s leading online casino affiliate operator, has acquired CasinoUK, a company that helps people find the best online casino and gambling games in the UK. They review the latest and leading online gaming & internet gambling sites in the United Kingdom.
buyer: Catena Media (OM:CTM:$88.72)
Catena Media is the world’s leading online casino affiliate operator. As such Catena delivers over 20,000 new customers to the online casinos they work with and who advertise on their international network of web sites, spanning from Scandinavia to the UK and down to Italy. "
target: CasinoUK
Casinuk.com helps people find the best online casino and gambling games in the UK. They review the latest and leading online gaming & internet gambling sites in the United Kingdom.
price ($mm)
$11
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/19/2016 via Company Press Release

Catena Media, acquired SBAT

synopsis: Catena Media, a fast growing online performance marketing and lead generation company within iGaming, has acquired SBAT, a UK-based social media sports news, betting and tips website.
buyer: Catena Media (OM:CTM:$88.72)
Catena Media is the world’s leading online casino affiliate operator. As such Catena delivers over 10,000 new customers to the online casinos they work with and who advertise on their international network of web sites, spanning from Scandinavia to the UK and down to Italy. "
target: SBAT
SBAT Ltd. operates a social media sports news, betting, and tips website. The company was founded in 2012 and is based in Andover, United Kingdom.
price ($mm)
$3.52
rev ($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 4/4/2016 via BNC Analysis

Catena Media, acquired AskGamblers

synopsis: Catena Media, the world’s leading online casino affiliate operator, has acquired AskGamblers.com, the world's largest, most influential, multiple award-winning authority for online casino reviews, ratings and complaints.
buyer: Catena Media (OM:CTM:$88.72)
Catena Media is the world’s leading online casino affiliate operator. As such Catena delivers over 10,000 new customers to the online casinos they work with and who advertise on their international network of web sites, spanning from Scandinavia to the UK and down to Italy. "
target: AskGamblers
AskGamblers has grown it into the world's largest, most influential, multiple award-winning authority for online casino reviews, ratings and complaints. Anyone interested in the online gaming industry can enjoy their coverage of over 1000 different sites, complete with a full review of each.
price ($mm)
$17
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 10/28/2015 via Company Press Release

Catena Media, will acquire Right Casino Media

synopsis: Catena Media continues to strengthen its position as one of Europe’s fastest growing lead generation companies with its acquisition of Right Casino Media. Right Casino Media is a London-based company that focuses on generating high quality customers for diverse gaming websites.
buyer: Catena Media (OM:CTM:$88.72)
Catena Media is one of Europe’s most rapidly expanding profit-driven marketing and lead generation companies, operating in online gaming and primarily in online casino, with a focus on markets in Sweden, Norway, Finland, the UK and the Netherlands. "
target: Right Casino Media
Right Casino Media is a London-based company that focuses on generating high quality customers for diverse gaming websites. The main product is RightCasino.com, a comparative portal for online casinos that helps users to find a casino based on their needs and requirements.
price ($mm)
$3.00
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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:$64.95)
XLMedia provides of digital marketing services. They use proprietary tools and methodologies to generate high value traffic for customers, in return for a revenue share, fixed fees or a hybrid of both. They operate across a number of verticals with specific expertise in the online gaming sector. "
seller: Good Game Ltd
Good Game Ltd’s Finnish gambling-related informational websites are focused on web and mobile traffic, specialising in casino games. The websites provide visitors with reviews of online casino websites, comparison of promotions offered by different brands and information on payment solutions.
price ($mm)
$8.49
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
9.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/9/2015 via BNC Analysis

NextRadioTV SA, acquired Moneyweb SARL

synopsis: NextRadioTV, an independent multi-media group, announced the acquisition of Moneyweb. The company offers advertisers a wide range of solutions and formats, including four Websites that include Tradingsat.com, LaVieImmo.com, Verif.com, and Zone-Turf.fr.
buyer: NextRadioTV SA (ENXTPA:NXT:$234.79)
NextRadioTV is an independent multi-media group focusing on 5 news themes: general news, sport, business, technology and discovery, across 4 types of media, radio, television, Internet and press magazines. "
target: Moneyweb SARL
MoneyWeb offers advertisers a wide range of solutions and formats, including four Websites that include Tradingsat.com, LaVieImmo.com, Verif.com, and Zone-Turf.fr.
price ($mm)
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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
announced 12/10/2020 via BusinessWire

XLMedia plc, will acquire CBWG Media Group LLC

synopsis: XLMedia, a leading global digital performance publisher, announces the acquisition of sports gaming and sports betting business CBWG Media. CBWG is a highly successful digital media publishing group based in the U.S. northeast producing in-depth, quality online content, focused on professional and college sports, sports gaming and sports betting.
buyer: XLMedia plc (AIM:XLM:$64.95)
XLMedia is a leading global digital performance publisher. Operating globally across a variety of verticals including online gambling, personal finance and sports, the Group has established proprietary tools and methodologies to identify and target high value consumers on behalf of its customers. "
target: CBWG Media Group LLC
Jointly owned by CB Sports and Warwick Gaming, CBWG Media Group LLC owns and operates the popular sports websites CrossingBroad.com and EliteSportsNY.com, and sports betting and gaming focused sites PASportsbooks.com, BetNewJersey.com, ActionRush.com, and PromoCodeKings.com.
price ($mm)
$16
rev ($mm)
$5
EBITDA ($mm)
$3
EV / rev
5.4x
EV / EBITDA
9.3x
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:$90.94)
Better Collective’s vision is to empower iGamers through transparency and technology – this is what has made them the world’s leading developer of digital platforms for betting tips, bookmaker information and iGaming communities. Their portfolio includes more than 2,000+ websites and products. "
target: Bola Webinformation GmbH
Bola Webinformation GmbH owns strong brands focused on sports betting, including the flagship product Wettbasis.com, which is the leading affiliate website in the German sports betting market. They are involved in all sectors of online marketing for the sports, sports betting and games industries.
price ($mm)
$42
rev ($mm)
$11
EBITDA ($mm)
$8
EV / rev
4.0x
EV / EBITDA
5.6x
closed 12/22/2011 via PR Newswire

Bankrate, Inc., acquired InsWeb Corporation

synopsis: Bankrate, Inc. announced that it has successfully completed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of InsWeb Corporation relating to InsWeb's insurance lead generation and marketing business. InsWeb owns and operates a network of leading insurance marketplace and education websites.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Bankrate, Inc. (RATE:$459.34)
Bankrate is a leading publisher, aggregator and distributor of personal finance content on the Internet. Bankrate provides consumers with proprietary, fully researched, comprehensive, independent and objective personal finance editorial content across multiple vertical categories. "
target: InsWeb Corporation
InsWeb Corp owns and operates a network of leading insurance marketplace and education websites. InsWeb's primary properties include InsWeb.com, InsuranceRates.com, LocalInsuranceAgents.com, MedHealthInsurance.com and AgentInsider.com.
price ($mm)[EV]
$65 [$64]
rev ($mm)
$52
EBITDA ($mm)
$3
EV / rev
1.2x
EV / EBITDA
22.0x
closed 7/18/2016 via PR Newswire

Digital Media Solutions, acquired Best Rate Referrals

synopsis: Digital Media Solutions (DMS), an end-to-end solutions provider for brands focused on customer acquisition and retention, has entered the mortgage market through the strategic acquisition of Best Rate Referrals. Best Rate Referrals is an award-winning mortgage marketing firm that offers a variety of lead generation solutions.
buyer: Digital Media Solutions
Digital Media Solutions (DMS) is an end-to-end customer acquisition and retention solution provider. Using actionable data, insightful analytics and proprietary technology, DMS efficiently and effectively reaches, engages and acquires customers for clients across multiple verticals. "
target: Best Rate Referrals
Best Rate Referrals is a Mortgage Marketing Firm that offers compliant lead generation solutions for the lending and insurance industry.
price ($mm)
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announced 3/20/2015 via Company Press Release

Hubert Burda Media, will purchase TOMORROW FOCUS Publishing GmbH from Tomorrow Focus AG

synopsis: Tomorrow Focus AG signed an agreement with Burda Digital GmbH covering the sale of TOMORROW FOCUS Publishing GmbH, which is home to the TOMORROW FOCUS Group’s publishing activities including the news portal FOCUS Online; the German-language edition of The Huffington Post, a news portal and platform for blogs; and more.
buyer: Hubert Burda Media
Responsible for over 400 print and digital consumer brands, Hubert Burda Media is one of Germany's largest media groups. It publishes more than 320 magazines around the globe. Burda has 165 million users, approximately 40 million paying consumers and 43,000 advertisers. "
seller: Tomorrow Focus AG (DB:TFA:$90.36)
TOMORROW FOCUS Publishing GmbH is the publishing segment of Tomorrow Focus AG. It includes TOMORROW FOCUS Media GmbH (one of Germany’s leading digital marketing providers) and TOMORROW FOCUS News+ GmbH, which operates a number of Internet portals such as the news journalism site FOCUS Online.
price ($mm)
$32
rev ($mm)
$31
EBITDA ($mm)
$4
EV / rev
1.0x
EV / EBITDA
8.6x
closed 2/9/2010 via PR Newswire

Morningstar, Inc., acquired footnoted.org

synopsis: Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, announced it has acquired the Footnoted business of Financial Fineprint Inc. The acquisition includes the Footnoted.org website and the Footnoted Pro service. The site takes a closer look at the things that companies try to bury in their routine SEC filings.
buyer: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,244.10)
Morningstar provides data on more than 300,000 investment offerings, including stocks, mutual funds, and similar vehicles, along with real-time global market data on more than 4 million equities, indexes, futures, options, and commodities, in addition to foreign exchange and Treasury markets. "
target: footnoted.org
footnoted.org was launched in August 2003 to coincide with the publication of the book, Financial Fine Print. Each day, the site takes a closer look at the things that companies try to bury in their routine SEC filings.
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closed 9/17/2009 via paidContent.org

Lovemoney.com, acquired Lovemoney.com

synopsis: Money info site The Motley Fool is selling off its UK consumer finance spin-off Lovemoney.com by means of a management and staff buy-out, just five months after launching it.
buyer: Lovemoney.com
lovemoney.com is a UK-based consumer finance education web portal. lovemoney offers blog posts, advice, and financial product comparison for consumers. "
target parent: The Motley Fool, Inc.
target: Lovemoney.com
lovemoney.com is a UK-based consumer finance education web portal. lovemoney offers blog posts, advice, and financial product comparison for consumers.
price ($mm)
$2.84
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/7/2008 via PR Newswire

Liberty Consulting LLC, acquired Focus Views

synopsis: Tradeshow Products Inc. announced the sale of Focus Views, its wholly owned subsidiary. Focus Views is principally in the financial service business, particularly in the maintenance and operation of an online financial publishing website.
buyer: Liberty Consulting LLC
Liberty Consulting LLC owns and maintains an online financial publishing website. "
target parent: Tradeshow Products Inc.
target: Focus Views
Focus Views is principally in the financial service business, particularly in the maintenance and operation of an online financial publishing website. The website will include original news and editorial content and unique user-friendly software applications along with streaming video.
price ($mm)
$0.17
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/15/2008 via BusinessWire

Strands, Inc., acquired NetworthIQ

synopsis: Strands, a leading developer of social recommendation technologies, has acquired NetworthIQ, a social personal finance Web site that lets people track, share, and compare their net worth. This news follows Strands’ acquisition of money management solution Expensr and the private beta launch of moneyStrands, Strands’ personal finance application.
buyer: Strands, Inc.
Strands develops technologies to better understand people's tastes and help them discover new things they will like. Strands has created a social recommendation engine that provides real-time recommendations of products and services through computers, mobile phones and other devices. "
target parent: Fourio
target: NetworthIQ
NetworthIQ was launched in 2005 to enable anyone to easily track their financial progress from a high level, and anonymously share it with the world if they choose, in order to benefit from community’s financial insights and experiences.
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closed 7/17/2007 via BusinessWire

InterSearch Group, Inc., acquired MyBanks.com

synopsis: InterSearch Group, Inc. a leading operator of premium, industry specific destination portals such as www.Banks.com, www.IRS.com and www.Look.com today announced it has acquired the internet domain, www.MyBanks.com.
buyer: InterSearch Group, Inc.
InterSearch Group is a leading operator of industry specific destination portals and provider of Internet search services through a combination of traffic aggregation and proprietary websites, such as www.Banks.com, www.IRS.com and www.Look.com. "
target: MyBanks.com
MyBanks.com provides a platform for personalized user pages, allowing visitors to monitor performance of their investment portfolios, record and analyze their income and expenses, and keep track of important consumer finance metrics.
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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.
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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
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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
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closed 1/4/2021 via GlobeNewswire

ClearLink, acquired The Penny Hoarder

synopsis: Sykes Enterprises announced through its digital marketing subsidiary Clearlink the acquisition of Taylor Media Corporation, owner of The Penny Hoarder, a leading independent personal finance digital media company whose mission is delivering financial empowerment.
buyer parent: Sykes Enterprises Inc.
buyer: ClearLink
Clearlink is an award-winning digital marketing, sales conversion, and technology company in Salt Lake City. A trusted partner for Fortune 500 companies since 2003, Clearlink delivers intuitive, engaging experiences throughout the customer journey to connect consumers with its brand partners. "
target: The Penny Hoarder
Founded in 2010, The Penny Hoarder is one of the largest personal finance websites in the United States, averaging 14+ million monthly readers.
price ($mm)
$103
rev ($mm)
$50
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.1x
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/29/2020 via Yahoo, Inc.

Wise Publishing, Inc, acquired Half Banked

synopsis: Wise Publishing, Inc., a Canadian personal finance publisher, has acquired Ottawa-based Half Banked, a consumer finance website that offers stress-free money management tips for millennials. The acquisition furthers Wise Publishing's goal to become one of the top sources of personal finance information in the U.S. and Canada.
buyer: Wise Publishing, Inc
Toronto-based Wise Publishing, Inc., and its websites MoneyWise.com and MoneyWise.ca, provide personal finance information, news, and tools in ways that are clear, trustworthy, and engaging. The company helps readers save money, find the best bank accounts, and navigate other money matters. "
target: Half Banked
Canada-based Half Banked is a personal finance website that covers saving, spending, investing, and budgeting, all in an accessible way for millennials. About 50% of Half Banked’s readers are between ages 25 and 34, another 20% are between 18 and 24, and an estimated 65% are women.
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closed 6/12/2020 via PR Newswire

Matt McCann, acquired LTC News

synopsis: Matt McCann, a North American veteran of the long-term care (LTC) insurance industry, has acquired LTC News, an online resource that helps people plan for the financial costs and burdens of aging. LTC News provides news and information about long-term care insurance planning and products, health, and retirement.
buyer: Matt McCann
Matt McCann is one of North America's leading specialists on long-term care insurance products and long-term healthcare planning. Matt McCann is licensed in all 50 states and represents all major insurance companies that offer long-term care planning products. "
target: LTC News
LTC News is an online resource that helps people plan for the financial costs and burdens of aging. LTC News provides news and information about long-term care insurance planning and products, health, and retirement to help consumers prepare their family and finances for the challenges of longevity.
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closed 1/23/2019 via Company Press Release

Privé Technologies, acquired Hive Up

synopsis: Privé Technologies, a Hong Kong-based company that provides a modular solution for the wealth and asset management industry, has acquired Hive Up, an online platform in Singapore that empowers individuals to achieve their own version of financial freedom. Hive Up produces workshops and various forms of content to make financial literacy easy.
buyer: Privé Technologies
Privé Technologies is a Hong Kong-based company that provides a modular solution for the wealth and asset management industry. Privé Technologies offers solutions for wealth planning, risk profiling, investment exploration, algorithmic optimization, and personal reporting. "
target: Hive Up
Hive Up is an online platform in Singapore that empowers individuals to achieve their own version of financial freedom. Hive Up produces workshops and various forms of content to make financial literacy easy, along with digital tools to help plan and manage personal finances.
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