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closed 1/24/2018 via BNC Analysis

Pocket Aces Pvt. Ltd., acquired Loco Quiz App

synopsis: Sequoia Capital-backed digital media company Pocket Aces acquired trivia game show app Loco. Loco, an Indian Android app, allows users to log in to play a live quiz game.
buyer: Pocket Aces Pvt. Ltd.
Pocket Aces is a digital entertainment company that is leveraging technology to create and distribute engaging content for the Indian millennial. Pocket Aces' FilterCopy is a mixed-media offering for all things shareable, such as articles, relatable videos, funny memes and more. "
target: Loco Quiz App
Loco, which was earlier known as Showtime, is an Indian app that offers an interactive trivia game show that lets users answer 10 multiple choice questions and win money in real time.
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closed 1/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Stillfront Group AB, acquired Storm8, Inc.

synopsis: Stillfront Group, a market leader in the free-to-play online strategy games genre, has acquired Storm8. A leading mobile game network, Storm8 creates a world of play and discovery. Based in Redwood City, California, Storm8’s network includes over 45 games published across multiple genres—so there is something for everyone.
buyer: Stillfront Group AB (OM:SF:$215.53)
Headquartered in Sweden, Stillfront is a global group of gaming studios and a market leader in the free-to-play online strategy games genre. Their diverse and exciting game portfolio has two common themes; loyal users and long lifecycle games. "
target: Storm8, Inc.
Leading mobile game network, Storm8 creates a world of play and discovery. Based in Redwood City, California, Storm8’s network includes over 45 games published across multiple genres—so there is something for everyone.
price ($mm)
$304
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$119
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$62
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3.4x
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6.6x
closed 10/30/2019 via gamesindustry.biz

Bethesda Softworks, acquired Alpha Dog Games Inc.

synopsis: Bethesda Softworks, a leading video game publisher, has acquired Alpha Dog Games, a Canadian mobile game developer. Alpha Dog creates innovative and original mobile, tablet, and social games for gamers. Their games include MonstroCity: Rampage!, Wraithborne, and more.
buyer parent: ZeniMax Media, Inc.
buyer: Bethesda Softworks
Bethesda is a leading video game publisher. Bethesda has a long history of success as a publisher of award-winning video games. The Company's growing library of intellectual properties includes such major franchises as The Elder Scrolls, Fallout, Dishonored, DOOM, QUAKE, Wolfenstein, and more. "
target: Alpha Dog Games Inc.
Alpha Dog Games is a Canadian mobile game developer. Alpha Dog creates innovative and original mobile, tablet, and social games for gamers. Harnessing the power of Unity and Unreal Engine 4, their goal is to build an iconic brand through evolutionary design and pushing the limit of mobile games.
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closed 9/25/2019 via BNC Analysis

Nazara Technologies Pvt. Ltd., acquired SportsUnity Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: Nazara Technologies Ltd, a mobile game developer in India, has acquired a majority stake in SportsUnity Pvt. Ltd, an Indian video game developer. SportsUnity is the developer of Qunami, India's #1 mobile quiz game. Qunami is cricket quiz platform that allows users to compete in tournaments or one-on-one battles for fun or money.
buyer: Nazara Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
Nazara is a leading mobile games publisher focused on the large mobile consumer base in India and other emerging markets. In addition to publishing a range of branded and original mobile games, Nazara also runs gaming subscription service across 60 countries. "
target: SportsUnity Pvt. Ltd.
SportsUnity is an Indian video game developer. SportsUnity is the developer of Qunami, India's #1 mobile quiz game. Qunami is cricket quiz platform that allows users to challenge their friends and compete in tournaments or one-on-one battles for fun or money.
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announced 12/19/2018 via Company Press Release

Gameloft, will acquire FreshPlanet

synopsis: Gameloft, leader in the development and publishing of mobile games, announced an agreement to acquire FreshPlanet, makers of the multi-awarded SongPop games on mobile. In line with Gameloft’s philosophy to provide the best gaming experiences to players of all ages & countries, this acquisition is a new milestone in the company’s expansion strategy.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: Gameloft (ENXTPA:GFT:$268.27)
Leader in the development and publishing of mobile games, Gameloft® has established itself as one of the top innovators in its field since 2000. Gameloft creates games for all digital platforms. Gameloft distributes its games in over 100 countries and employs 4,600 people worldwide. "
target: FreshPlanet
FreshPlanet is the maker of the multi-awarded SongPop games on mobile. SongPop and SongPop 2 are the world’s biggest music trivia games which received several awards. These highly social games feature clips from the most popular songs to guess and are extremely fun to play with.
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$342
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announced 9/10/2018 via BNC Analysis

Hugo Games A/S, will acquire 5th Planet Games Inc.

synopsis: Hugo Games is pleased to announce that it has signed a letter of intent to acquire California-based "5th Planet Games". 5th Planet Games is a leading community-focused mobile and browser-based game company. It was founded in 2009 by owner Robert Winkler.
buyer: Hugo Games A/S (OB:HUGO:$0.71)
Hugo Games is an award winning mobile games publisher and developer located in Copenhagen and Nottingham. Established in 2011, Hugo Games has reached millions of players worldwide with titles such as Hugo Troll Race 2, Kick ‘n’ Run and Super Stars Cristiano Ronaldo. "
target: 5th Planet Games Inc.
5th Planet Games is an exciting, young company dedicated to making story driven, content rich games for social and mobile platforms. All applications are developed in-house using proprietary technology while partnering with some of the best companies in the industry.
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closed 9/10/2018 via BNC Analysis

PlayStack Ltd, acquired Hisome

synopsis: PlayStack, a London-based games publisher, has acquired Hisome, a Helsink-based game development studio. Hisome develops social games for iOS and Android devices. The company aims to revolutionize gaming by combining games with messaging and social media.
buyer: PlayStack Ltd
PlayStack is a London-based games publisher. Their mission is to find, fund, and promote the best new games in the industry. PlayStack offers end-to-end funding, publishing expertise, and technologies to help developers build a strong gamer audience and community. "
target: Hisome
Hisome is a Helsink-based game development studio. Hisome develops social games for iOS and Android devices. The company aims to revolutionize gaming by combining games with messaging and social media.
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announced 8/31/2018 via BNC Analysis

Evolable Asia Corp., will acquire Kayac Hanoi Co., Ltd

synopsis: Evolable Asia, a Tokyo-based company that operates three popular online travel portals, will acquire Kayac Hanoi from Kayac, a game development studio in Japan. Kayac Hanoi is a mobile video game development company in Vietnam that focuses on planning, developing and operating casual social games.
buyer: Evolable Asia Corp. (TSE:6191:$47.36)
Evolable Asia is a Tokyo-based company that operates three popular online travel portals. Through their portals the company provides travel and hotel booking services at competitive prices. Over 600 travel sites use their technology to power their own flight, hotel, and tour package searches. "
target parent: KAYAC Inc.
target: Kayac Hanoi Co., Ltd
Kayac Hanoi is a mobile video game development company in Vietnam that focuses on planning, developing and operating casual social games. Their portfolio of games include Stickman Striker, Ninja Legend, and Fantasy Rush.
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announced 6/20/2018 via Company Press Release

funplex, Inc., will acquire ORATTA, Inc.

synopsis: funplex, Inc., a Japanese video game developer that designs and develops social mobile games in various genres, will acquire ORATTA, Inc., a video game developer in Japan. ORATTA develops social mobile games to connect people all over the world. Their portfolio of games include Sengoku Asuka Zero, Dragon Solitaire, Gamera Battle, and more.
buyer parent: Gree, Inc.
buyer: funplex, Inc.
Founded in 2015, funplex, Inc. is a Japanese video game developer. funplex designs and develops social mobile games in various genres. The company's portfolio of games includes over 20 titles in the hack and slash, role playing game, and fantasy genres. "
target: ORATTA, Inc.
Founded in 2010, ORATTA, Inc. is a video game developer in Japan. ORATTA develops social mobile games to connect people all over the world. Their portfolio of games include Sengoku Asuka Zero, Chloris Garden, Dragon Solitaire, Chaos Blade, Soul Saviour, Gamera Battle, and more.
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closed 4/26/2018 via BNC Analysis

Mail.Ru LLC, acquired Bit.Games

synopsis: Russian internet company Mail.ru Group has acquired a 51 percent stake in Bit.Games, a Russian game developer that creates social and mobile games. Bit.Games has launched 11 games across different platforms, and their games attract over 400,000 players per day.
buyer: Mail.Ru LLC (LSE:MAIL:$1,350.66)
Mail.Ru Group develops Internet communications and entertainment services in Russia and globally. The company operates Russian language social networks Vkontakte (VK), Odnoklassniki (OK) and Moi Mir (My World), instant messenger services in Russia — Agent Mail.Ru and ICQ and more. "
target: Bit.Games
Founded in 2002, Bit.Games is a Russian game developer that creates social and mobile games for the most popular platforms. Bit.Games has launched 11 games across different platforms, and their games attract over 400,000 players per day.
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closed 3/14/2018 via BusinessWire

Jam City, acquired Brainz Games

synopsis: Jam City, a global leader in mobile entertainment, providing social gaming experiences for millions of players around the world, announced that it has acquired the assets of Brainz, a Bogota, Colombia-based mobile game developer, including the upcoming action strategy game World War Doh.
buyer: Jam City
Jam City is a global leader in mobile entertainment, providing social gaming experiences for millions of players around the world. They are the go-to studio for Hollywood, having developed immersive, narrative mobile games around iconic entertainment brands including Harry Potter and Family Guy. "
target: Brainz Games
With offices in Bogota and Medellin, Colombia, Brainz Games is the developer of World War Doh, a fast-paced strategy game in which players lead the Commander and his (not entirely willing) band of allies in real-time combat while deploying troop and spell combinations into the battlefield.
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closed 1/8/2018 via BNC Analysis

Saber Interactive, purchased Moscow-based games development studio from Glu Mobile Inc.

synopsis: Glu Mobile has sold its Moscow-based games development studio to US games company Saber Interactive. The office housed around 120 employees and they are all expected to keep their jobs under the new owner following the deal.
buyer: Saber Interactive
Saber Interactive is an independent developer of interactive games and entertainment. Founded in 2001, Saber has grown into one of the largest and longest-standing developers of interactive games in Russia/Eastern Europe and one of the few remaining independent game studios producing AAA content. "
seller: Glu Mobile Inc. (GLUU:$252.92)
Originally acquired in 2008, Glu’s Moscow studio has focused on the development and live operations of shooter and action games including the Contract Killer, Frontline Commando, and Blood & Glory franchises. Glu Moscow also managed live operations for Deer Hunter 2017.
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$2.80
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closed 10/19/2017 via Market Wire

Munzee Inc. merged with Freeze Tag, Inc.,

synopsis: Munzee Inc., the ultimate experience in location-based gaming, has merged with Freeze Tag, Inc., a leading creator of mobile social games that are fun and engaging for all ages. Munzee is a social platform that blends gamification, geolocation and marketing elements into an experience that rewards players for going places in the physical world.
buyer: Freeze Tag, Inc. (OTCPK:FRZT:$0.12)
Freeze Tag, Inc. is a leading creator of mobile social games that are fun and engaging for all ages. Players can download and enjoy their games for free, or they can purchase virtual items and additional features within the game to increase the fun factor. "
target: Munzee Inc.
Munzee is a social platform that blends gamification, geolocation and marketing elements into an experience that rewards players for going places in the physical world. Utilizing QR code and GPS technology, Munzee is able to validate a person's location and provide them points to level up.
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announced 7/24/2017 via Reuters

Aeria Inc., will acquire Eitarosoft, inc.

synopsis: Aeria Inc., a provider of online game services, will acquire Eitarosoft, inc., a developer of mobile and social video games for iPhones and Androids. Eitarosoft's games cover a variety of genres such as MMORPGs, dating sims, and puzzle games. Their portfolio of games include Brave Online, I will take care of you!, Luminous Hearts and many more.
buyer: Aeria Inc. (JASDAQ:3758:$186.90)
Aeria, Inc. engages in the business of online gaming services. It operates through the following segments: Online Content and Information Technology (IT) Services. The Online Content segment handles the development, distribution and operation of online games for smart phone and tablets. "
target: Eitarosoft, inc.
Eitarosoft, inc. develops mobile and social video games for iPhones and Androids. Eitarosoft's games cover a variety of genres such as MMORPGs, dating sims, and puzzle games. Their portfolio of games include Brave Online, I will take care of you!, Battle Brave, Luminous Hearts and many more.
price ($mm)
$1.01
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$3
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closed 5/23/2017 via BusinessWire

Hachette Livre SA, acquired IsCool Entertainment

synopsis: Hachette Livre, the world’s third-largest book publisher for the general public and educational markets, has acquired IsCool Entertainment, a passionate, creative and innovative leader in social games for mobile and Facebook. They produce high quality, free-to-play, highly social games for friends to play together and share a fun experience.
buyer parent: Lagardère SCA
buyer: Hachette Livre SA
Hachette Livre, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lagardère SCA, is the world’s third-largest book publisher for the general public and educational markets. It publishes around 16,000 new titles a year under more than one hundred different imprints in a dozen languages. "
target: IsCool Entertainment (ENXTPA:ALISC:$6.37)
IsCool Entertainment is a passionate, creative and innovative leader in social games for mobile and Facebook. They produce high quality, free-to-play, highly social games for friends to play together and share a fun experience.
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$7.24 [$6.65]*
rev ($mm)
$6
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$0
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1.4x
EV / EBITDA
276.9x
closed 4/11/2017 via PR Newswire

Scientific Games Corporation, acquired Spicerack Media, Inc.

synopsis: Scientific Games Corporation ("Scientific Games") announced it completed the acquisition of privately held mobile and social game company Spicerack Media, Inc. ("Spicerack"). The addition of Spicerack, creator of the Bingo Showdown social bingo game app, complements Scientific Games' impressive stable of social casino games and mobile offerings.
buyer: Scientific Games Corporation (SGMS:$3,248.40)
Scientific Games Corporation is a leading developer of technology-based products and services and associated content for worldwide gaming, lottery and interactive markets. The Company's portfolio includes gaming machines, game content and systems; table games products and utilities; and more. "
target: Spicerack Media, Inc.
Spicerack Media, Inc. is a privately held mobile and social game company. Their leading product, Bingo Showdown, which constitutes the large majority of Spicerack's revenue, was a top five social bingo title in 2016, and has seen increased growth and market share gains each quarter since its launch
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closed 2/28/2017 via BNC Analysis

Ubisoft Entertainment S.A., acquired Growtopia

synopsis: Ubisoft announced it has acquired Growtopia, the beloved massively multiplayer and social game that gives players the framework and tools to create interactive game worlds. Growtopia is available on mobile, tablet and PC.
buyer: Ubisoft Entertainment S.A. (ENXTPA:UBI:$1,959.78)
Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide and has grown considerably through a strong and diversified line-up of products and partnerships. "
target parent: Robinson Technologies Corporation
target: Growtopia
Launched in 2013, Growtopia is a free-to-play game supported by a highly-engaged community of more than 20 million registered users. In Growtopia, players can create an infinite number of worlds, and make each one their own.
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closed 2/8/2017 via BusinessWire

TT Games Group, acquired Playdemic

synopsis: TT Games has acquired the UK-based Playdemic, one of Europe’s highest-regarded mobile games companies. Playdemic will stand alongside TT Games studios, Traveller’s Tales and TT Fusion, creating new LEGO games designed and built for the latest generation of players on mobile. Playdemic focuses on creating innovative, meaningful mobile games.
buyer parent: Time Warner, Inc.
buyer: TT Games Group
TT Games is the combined publishing and development group behind the hit games LEGO® Star Wars™, LEGO® Batman™: The Videogame, LEGO® Marvel Super Heroes and The LEGO® Movie Videogame. TT Games has a distinctive focus on console, handheld, mobile and PC games of the highest quality. "
target parent: RockYou
target: Playdemic
Founded in 2010, Playdemic is one of Europe's leading mobile games companies. Based just outside Manchester in the UK, they focus on creating innovative, meaningful mobile games that engage and delight players. Their mission is to surprise players with games that exceed their expectations.
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closed 2/6/2017 via BNC Analysis

ZeniMax Media, Inc., acquired Escalation Studios

synopsis: ZeniMax, the parent company of Fallout and Skyrim publisher Bethesda announced that it has acquired developer Escalation Studios, which has primarily worked as a co-developer offering support on other companies’ projects. Most recently, Escalation worked with id Software on 2016’s excellent hell-on-Mars shooter Doom.
buyer: ZeniMax Media, Inc.
ZeniMax Media is a video game publisher which has assembled a strong creative team of world-class game developers, graphic artists, designers and programmers to create and sell premium video game titles to a growing worldwide market. Their titles include Fallout, DOOM, The Elder Scrolls, and RAGE. "
target parent: 6waves Inc.
target: Escalation Studios
Based in Dallas, Texas. Escalation Studios is a top tier independent game developer. Founded in 2007 and staffed by a proven team of industry veterans, Escalation is focused on raising the bar with every title and trailblazing with new intellectual properties across multiple platforms.
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closed 12/22/2016 via BNC Analysis

Glu Mobile Inc., acquired Plain Vanilla Games

synopsis: Leading global developer and publisher of free-to-play mobile games, Glu has purchased Plain Vanilla Games, the studio behind popular trivia game Quiz Up for $1.2m in cash.
buyer: Glu Mobile Inc. (GLUU:$252.92)
Glu Mobile is a leading global developer and publisher of free-to-play games for smartphone and tablet devices. Glu is focused on creating compelling original IP games on a wide range of platforms including iOS, Android™, Windows Phone and MAC OS. "
target: Plain Vanilla Games
Plain Vanilla is a rapidly growing mobile games company known for developing QuizUp, the world's first Real-Time Social Trivia Platform for mobile devices.
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closed 1/24/2018 via BNC Analysis

Pocket Aces Pvt. Ltd., acquired Loco Quiz App

synopsis: Sequoia Capital-backed digital media company Pocket Aces acquired trivia game show app Loco. Loco, an Indian Android app, allows users to log in to play a live quiz game.
buyer: Pocket Aces Pvt. Ltd.
Pocket Aces is a digital entertainment company that is leveraging technology to create and distribute engaging content for the Indian millennial. Pocket Aces' FilterCopy is a mixed-media offering for all things shareable, such as articles, relatable videos, funny memes and more. "
target: Loco Quiz App
Loco, which was earlier known as Showtime, is an Indian app that offers an interactive trivia game show that lets users answer 10 multiple choice questions and win money in real time.
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closed 1/24/2018 via BNC Analysis

Pocket Aces Pvt. Ltd., acquired Loco Quiz App

synopsis: Sequoia Capital-backed digital media company Pocket Aces acquired trivia game show app Loco. Loco, an Indian Android app, allows users to log in to play a live quiz game.
buyer: Pocket Aces Pvt. Ltd.
Pocket Aces is a digital entertainment company that is leveraging technology to create and distribute engaging content for the Indian millennial. Pocket Aces' FilterCopy is a mixed-media offering for all things shareable, such as articles, relatable videos, funny memes and more. "
target: Loco Quiz App
Loco, which was earlier known as Showtime, is an Indian app that offers an interactive trivia game show that lets users answer 10 multiple choice questions and win money in real time.
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closed 7/2/2020 via BNC Analysis

Project M Group, acquired The Hard Times

synopsis: Project M Group, a digital media and e-commerce company, has acquired The Hard Times, a satirical punk news website. The Hard Times is focused on punk, alt music, and millennial culture. The site features satirical articles on music, news and politics, activism, piercings and tattoos, weed, and more. They also offer opinions, videos, and podcasts.
buyer: Project M Group
Project M Group is a digital media and e-commerce company. Project M is focused on acquiring genre-specific media brands, refurbishing and relaunching those brands while diversifying revenue streams focused on advertising, e-commerce and events. "
target: The Hard Times
The Hard Times is a satirical punk news website. The Hard Times is focused on punk, alt music, and millennial culture. The site features satirical articles on music, news and politics, activism, piercings and tattoos, weed, and more. They also offer opinions, videos, and podcasts.
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closed 1/18/2018 via BusinessWire

Will Packer Productions, acquired xoNecole

synopsis: Will Packer Productions, a production content company, announced the acquisition of xoNecole, a lifestyle site created for, urban millennial women. xoNecole’s mission is to promote positive images of women of color, as well as empower, educate and inspire millennials through interviews, beauty, fashion, lifestyle, career and travel features.
buyer: Will Packer Productions
Will Packer Productions is a production content company focused on the New American Mainstream audience. In partnership with Discovery Communications and Universal Pictures, the company produces episodic scripted and unscripted series across television and digital platforms. "
target: xoNecole
xoNecole is a lifestyle site created by, and for, urban millennial women. xoNecole’s mission is to promote positive images of women of color, as well as empower, educate and inspire millennials through interviews, beauty, fashion, lifestyle, career and travel features.
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announced 5/3/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Scripps Networks Interactive, will acquire Spoon University

synopsis: Scripps Networks Interactive has reached an agreement to acquire leading millennial-focused media company Spoon University. Spoon University is the leading online food resource for millennials, with more than 8,000 creators providing content from around the world.
buyer parent: The E.W. Scripps Company
buyer: Scripps Networks Interactive (SNI:$3,439.68)
Scripps Networks Interactive is a leading developer of engaging lifestyle content in the home, food and travel categories. Their U.S. lifestyle portfolio comprises popular television and internet brands HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel, Travel Channel and Great American Country. "
target: Spoon University
Spoon University is the leading online food resource for millennials and gen Z, on a mission to make food make sense. Spoon has over 8,000 members creating content and hosting events that reach tens of millions of millennial food lovers each month.
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closed 6/21/2018 via Company Press Release

RockYou, acquired CafeMom

synopsis: RockYou Media, an entertainment and media company amplifying the voices of multicultural millennials, has acquired the editorial brands CafeMom, Revelist, MamásLatinas and BabyNameWizard from CafeMedia. These brands deliver content on parenting and pregnancy, beauty and style, entertainment, relationships, personal stories, and the latest news.
buyer: RockYou
RockYou Media is an interactive media and entertainment company, built around a proprietary platform, RYME, amplifying the authentic voice of multicultural millennials. RockYou provides brands and publishers with hyper-engaging content, with a video portfolio that reaches 75 million monthly viewers."
target parent: CafeMedia
target: CafeMom
CafeMom, a platform that connects moms and moms-to-be; Revelist, a mobile media publication that delivers fashion and beauty content to millennials; MamásLatinas, a digital destination for Latinas; and BabyNameWizard, a site to look for baby names, each unite women with content and conversations.
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closed 9/18/2017 via BNC Analysis

Blavity, Inc., acquired Travel Noire Inc.

synopsis: Blavity, the media and events startup focused on black millennials and black culture, has acquired travel startup Travel Noire. Travel Noire, which offers up traveling tips and guidance for black millennials, reaches over 2 million millennials a month.
buyer: Blavity, Inc.
Blavity is a media and events startup focused on black millennials and black culture. Blavity is built for and by passionate black millennials trying to add more balance to the way Black people are represented in media and culture. "
target: Travel Noire Inc.
Travel Noire is a digital publishing platform that creates tools and resources for the unconventional traveler. Founded by a Glamour Magazine award-winning entrepreneur, Travel Noire is a necessity in every traveler’s toolkit.
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closed 3/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

WhereBy.Us, acquired The Incline

synopsis: WhereBy.Us, a media company that builds local media brands for growing cities, has acquired The Incline from Spirited Media, a media company. The Incline is a news organization for Pittsburghers who want to understand today’s issues. The Incline delivers relevant, original and actionable journalism straight to their readers' inbox.
buyer: WhereBy.Us
WhereBy.Us is a media company that builds local media brands for growing cities. WhereBy.Us owns and operates sites in Miami, Seattle, Portland (Oregon), and Orlando. Their brands include The New Tropic, The Evergrey, Pulptown, and Bridgeliner. "
target parent: Spirited Media, Inc.
target: The Incline
The Incline is a news organization for Pittsburghers who want to understand today’s issues. The Incline delivers relevant, original and actionable journalism straight to their readers' inbox. The Incline keeps readers informed and helps them create sincere, IRL connections with their neighbors.
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closed 2/28/2019 via PR Newswire

FreakOut Pte Ltd., acquired Spice Lab Pte. Ltd

synopsis: FreakOut, the global marketing technology company, part of FreakOut Holdings, has acquired Spice Lab Pte. Ltd, one of the largest female-focused media companies operating in Thailand and Vietnam, from Drecom Co., Ltd. Spice Lab specializes in consumer marketing for the cosmetics & fashion industries and targets millennial generation girls & women.
buyer parent: Freak Out Holdings, Inc.
buyer: FreakOut Pte Ltd.
FreakOut is a marketing technology company with programmatic solutions [DSP, SSP] delivering in-feed display and in-feed video formats across 3,000 publishers. It offers proprietary media solutions, a mobile-first publishing platform, trading desk programmatic businesses, and consumer marketing. "
target parent: Drecom Co., Ltd.
target: Spice Lab Pte. Ltd
Spice Lab is one of the largest female-focused online media and marketing companies in Southeast Asia and the owner of 'Spice' and 'Pepper' online magazines that predominantly focus on and serve female and male millennial generation audiences with the latest news on fashion and cosmetics trends.
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closed 2/15/2019 via PR Newswire

HealthLine, Inc., acquired Greatist Inc.

synopsis: Healthline Media, the 2nd largest and fastest growing consumer health publisher in the world, has acquired Greatist.com, a next-generation media company for healthy-minded millenials. Greatist focuses on high-quality fitness, health, and happiness content. They provide articles about food, fitness, beauty, life, and health products.
buyer: HealthLine, Inc.
Healthline Media is the 2nd largest and fastest growing consumer health publisher in the world, reaching over 100 million people a month. Healthline provides socially inspired, medically reviewed and data-driven content to help everyone live stronger, healthier lives. "
target: Greatist Inc.
Greatist is a next-generation media company for healthy-minded millenials. Greatist focuses on high-quality fitness, health, and happiness content. They provide articles about food, fitness, beauty, life, and health products.
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announced 3/8/2017 via BNC Analysis

Denverite will be merged with Spirited Media, Inc.,

synopsis: Spirited Media, a company committed to finding a new editorial and business model for local journalism and runs the Billy Penn website in Philadelphia and the Incline in Pittsburgh, is merging with the firm that owns Denverite, a similar, all-local news site in Colorado that is aimed at millennials.
buyer: Spirited Media, Inc.
Spirited Media is a company committed to finding a new editorial and business model for local journalism, and currently manages Billy Penn in Philadelphia and The Incline in Pittsburgh. Their sites are produced and designed for mobile, and are aimed at the under-40 audience. "
target: Denverite
Denverite is a news website about what’s going on in Denver. Whether they are native or a newcomer, Denverite provides a modern, accessible take on the news to an audience that’s growing even faster than the Mile High City.
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closed 6/20/2018 via PR Newswire

Match.com, acquired Hinge

synopsis: Match Group Inc. announced that it has acquired a 51% ownership stake in Hinge, the New York City-based relationship app. Match Group has the right to acquire all the remaining shares of Hinge within the next 12 months.
buyer parent: IAC
buyer: Match.com (MTCH:$1,863.89)
Match Group is a leading provider of dating products. They operate a portfolio of brands, including Tinder, Match, PlentyOfFish, OkCupid, OurTime, Meetic, and Pairs, each designed to increase their users' likelihood of finding a meaningful connection. "
target: Hinge
Hinge is the dating app for meaningful, lasting connections among millennials. Hinge, headquartered in New York City, is now the #1 mobile-first dating app mentioned in the NY Times Wedding section. It is available in the US, UK, Canada, Australia and India.
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closed 5/17/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Northsight Capital, Inc, merged with Crush Mobile Apps, LLC

synopsis: Northsight Capital Inc. has completed its acquisition of Crush Mobile, LLC. Crush Mobile has developed a group of dating sites with a presence in the Latino, Israeli and African American communities. Crush Mobile revolutionizes the way millennials connect for long-term dating by uniting them based on demographics.
buyer: Northsight Capital, Inc (OTCPK:NCAP:$0.02)
Northsight Capital, Inc. is comprised of a portfolio of marijuana-related websites that are being developed and operated by the company. The company intends to provide its audience with a means to stay informed on the industry's most cutting edge marijuana-related innovations and legislation. "
target: Crush Mobile Apps, LLC
Crush Mobile revolutionizes the way millennials connect for long-term dating by uniting them based on demographics. Crush Mobile helps singles find love through demographically targeted apps for iPhone and Android for specific audiences such as Jewish, Latino and African American.
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$0.83
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