Like Light Reading, Inc.

closed 8/18/2005 via PR Newswire

CMP Media LLC, acquired Light Reading, Inc.

synopsis: CMP Media has acquired Light Reading Inc., the leading integrated business media company serving the telecommunications industry and other related next-generation communications markets.
buyer parent: United Business Media PLC
buyer: CMP Media LLC
A subsidiary of UK-based United Business Media (formerly United News & Media), CMP Media is one of the world's top technology publishers. Its stable of offerings includes controlled-circulation magazines distributed free (CRN) and subscription-based (InformationWeek). "
target: Light Reading, Inc.
Light Reading Inc. is the ultimate source for technology and financial analysis of the communications industry, leading the media sector in terms of traffic, content, and reputation.
price ($mm)
$27
rev ($mm)
$10
EBITDA ($mm)
$3
EV / rev
2.7x
EV / EBITDA
10.4x
closed 8/10/2016 via BNC Analysis

Informa plc, acquired Light Reading, Inc.

synopsis: London-based research and events firm Informa has acquired telecommunications industry publisher Light Reading. Light Reading is networking the telecommunications industry as the largest research-lead media company in the world. Their 24/7 news, live events, and research focused on the telecom industry is unmatched.
buyer: Informa plc (LSE:INF:$1,798.70)
Informa operates at the heart of the Knowledge and Information Economy. It is a leading business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge and events business. With more than 6,500 employees globally, it has a presence in all major geographies. "
target: Light Reading, Inc.
Light Reading is networking the telecommunications industry as the largest research-lead media company in the world. Their 24/7 news, live events, and research focused on the telecom industry is unmatched.
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closed 2/3/2014 via PR Newswire

Stephen Saunders, acquired Light Reading, Inc.

synopsis: Light Reading announced that it has been sold back to one of its original founders, Stephen Saunders, by current owner UBM plc. Lightreading.com is the ultimate source for telecom analysis for more than 350,000 subscribers each month, leading the media sector in terms of traffic, content, and reputation.
buyer: Stephen Saunders
Stephen Saunders is the founder of Light Reading. He was formerly the Managing Director of DeusM, an intergrated marketing services unit of UBM. "
target parent: United Business Media Limited
target: Light Reading, Inc.
Light Reading combines its research-led online communities and targeted events portfolio to help those in the global communications industry make informed decisions. Lightreading.com is the ultimate source for telecom analysis for more than 350,000 subscribers each month.
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closed 1/3/2006 via BusinessWire

Volt Delta Resources, LLC, acquired varetis solutions GmbH

synopsis: Volt Delta Resources LLC, a subsidiary of Volt Information Sciences, Inc., and a leading provider of enhanced directory assistance solutions and information services, announced today that it has closed the previously announced acquisition of varetis AG's varetis solutions GmbH subsidiary for 20.8 million Euros.
buyer parent: Volt Information Sciences, Inc.
buyer: Volt Delta Resources, LLC
Volt Delta, a subsidiary of Volt Information Sciences is a leading provider of enhanced directory assistance solutions and information services to the global telecommunications market. "
target parent: varetis AG
target: varetis solutions GmbH
varetis Solutions has been finding information at subsecond speeds. As experts for directory assistance and data solutions, we count among our customers nearly all of the world's large telecommunications providers.
price ($mm)
$25
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closed 6/21/2017 via Company Press Release

Haymarket Group Limited, purchased British Media Awards & Digital Media Strategies from Briefing Media Limited

synopsis: Haymarket Media Group, the specialist media, information and technology company, announces the acquisition of the British Media Awards and Digital Media Strategies conference portfolio from Briefing Media. Haymarket takes complete ownership of the brands which have established themselves as cornerstones in the UK media & marketing events calendar.
buyer: Haymarket Group Limited
Haymarket Media Group is the international specialist media, information and technology company. The company has over 70 market-leading brands, connecting people and communities across print, digital, mobile and live media, across the UK, US, Asia, India and Germany. "
seller: Briefing Media Limited
The British Media Awards honors media organisations across 19 categories which recognised excellence across all arms of media business. Digital Media Strategies Conference is the leading strategic business gathering for the European media industry.
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closed 11/10/2021 via Company Press Release

EagleTree Capital, acquired The Channel Company

synopsis: EagleTree Capital has acquired The Channel Company, a leading provider of business services for the IT sector, from Stone-Goff Partners. The Channel Company is a leading provider of mission-critical business and marketing services for IT vendors, solution providers and distributors, with a full suite of solutions for the IT ecosystem.
buyer: EagleTree Capital
EagleTree Capital is a leading New York-based middle-market private equity firm with assets under management of $4.8 billion as of December 31, 2020. The firm has completed over 35 private equity investments and over 75 add-on transactions over the past 20+ years. "
target parent: Stone-Goff Partners
target: The Channel Company
The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with its dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, The Channel Company connects and empowers technology suppliers, solution providers and end users.
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closed 9/17/2013 via PR Newswire

The Channel Company, acquired UBM Channel

synopsis: UBM Channel announced that it has been sold to an executive management team led investment group that has renamed the business The Channel Company. Headquartered in Framingham, MA, The Channel Company will own and operate all of the businesses and related products formerly owned by UBM Tech Channel in North America.
buyer: The Channel Company
The Channel Company is the channel community's trusted authority for growth and innovation. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. "
target parent: United Business Media Limited
target: UBM Channel
UBM Tech Channel in North America includes: the CRN media properties; XChange, Best of Breed and MES event portfolio; SharedVue through partner marketing software platform and services; the IPED research, consulting and education business; and the renowned ChannelBase solution provider database.
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closed 2/19/2015 via BusinessWire

Comexposium SA, acquired Mobile Motion LLC

synopsis: The Comexposium Group, one of the largest trade show and conference companies in the world, has acquired Mobile Motion LLC, the company responsible for organizing Mobile Media Summit events in the United States and Europe. Comexposium is involved in 114 events for the general public and professionals, covering 17 different sectors of activity.
buyer: Comexposium SA
Comexposium, one of the European leaders in event organization, is involved in 114 events for the general public and professionals, covering 17 different sectors of activity. Every year it plays host to 38,000 exhibitors. "
target: Mobile Motion LLC
Mobile Media Summit is the quintessential thought-leadership forum for the top executives in the worlds of advertising, media, publishing, and the hottest brand marketers to gather and discuss the intersection of mobile advertising and technology.
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closed 2/7/2018 via BNC Analysis

Axeleo SAS, acquired B2B Rocks

synopsis: French accelerator Axeleo has announced the acquisition of the B2B Rocks conference. B2B Rocks is an event for investors and startups in B2B, SaaS, and enterprise software. B2B Rocks is a great event for leaders working in B2B SaaS looking to learn from fellow founders, executives, and investors.
buyer: Axeleo SAS
Axeleo is the specialist enterprise technology acceleration platform, backed by the French Tech Accélération Fund and a partnership of over 50 entrepreneurs and executives in the international tech scene. "
target: B2B Rocks
B2B Rocks is an event for investors and startups in B2B, SaaS, and enterprise software. B2B Rocks is a great event for leaders working in B2B SaaS looking to learn from fellow founders, executives, and investors.
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closed 8/14/2019 via BNC Analysis

Elevate Toronto, acquired Startup Open House

synopsis: Toronto-based tech festival Elevate has acquired Startup Open House, the biggest tech community open house in Canada. Running since 2013, Startup Open House was founded by a group of Canadian tech entrepreneurs and community members, operating events in seven cities across Canada, from Quebec City to Vancouver.
buyer: Elevate Toronto
Elevate is Canada’s premiere tech and innovation festival, founded on the beliefs that diversity is a strength. The multi-day, city-wide festival was created by Canadians to champion Canada’s innovation ecosystem on the international stage and unite the country with the global tech community. "
target: Startup Open House
Startup Open House is the biggest tech community open house in Canada. Running since 2013, Startup Open House was founded by a group of Canadian tech entrepreneurs and community members, operating events in seven cities across Canada, from Quebec City to Vancouver.
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announced 5/11/2016 via PR Newswire

Technori will be merged with Tomorrow's Business Today,

synopsis: Technori, one of the world's most influential startup showcases with outposts in five U.S. cities, is merging with Chicago's "Tomorrow's Business Today," a rapidly growing web forum for Chicago's technology and startup communities, founded and hosted on WGN Plus by Scott Kitun. Kitun will be CEO and host of the merged properties.
buyer parent: Tribune Media Company
buyer: Tomorrow's Business Today
Chicago's "Tomorrow's Business Today" is a rapidly growing web forum for Chicago's technology and startup communities, founded and hosted on WGN Plus by Scott Kitun. "
target: Technori
Technori is one of the world's most influential startup showcases with outposts in five U.S. cities. Since its inception in 2012, Technori has hosted more than 50 events with more than 24,000 attendees. More than 275 companies have pitched on Technori's stage.
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closed 12/16/2008 via PR Newswire

Redwood Collaborative Media, acquired Software Test & Performance

synopsis: Redwood Collaborative Media, a new integrated B2B media company dedicated to creating highly interactive and dynamic platforms for sharing knowledge, insights, and resources for professional communities, announced that it has acquired the Software Test & Performance (ST&P) business unit from BZ Media LLC.
buyer: Redwood Collaborative Media
Redwood Collaborative Media creates highly interactive, integrated, and dynamic platforms for sharing knowledge, insights, and resources, and is dedicated to building deep relationships for professional communities. "
target parent: BZ Media LLC
target: Software Test & Performance
The Software Test & Performance Collaborative is a Redwood Collaborative Media community that serves the global software testing and performance profession through a suite of products that include information, education, training, and professional networking offerings.
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closed 6/9/2008 via BNC Analysis

Information Today, Inc., acquired Unisphere Media LLC

synopsis: Unisphere Media, L.L.C. completed the sale of its assets on June 9 to Information Today, Inc. of Medford, New Jersey.
buyer: Information Today, Inc.
Information Today, Inc. (ITI) is the publisher of Information Today, as well as other periodicals, books, directories, and online products; and is the organizer of InfoToday and other prestigious conferences and exhibitions for the library, information & knowledge management community. "
target: Unisphere Media LLC
Unisphere Magazine Online is part of an integrated information network serving the needs of users of Unisys technology and data center professionals.
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closed 4/14/2021 via BNC Analysis

Berkshire Partners LLC, acquired Comlinkdata

synopsis: Alpine Investors, a middle-market private equity firm, has sold Comlinkdata to Berkshire Partners, a Boston-based investment firm. Comlinkdata is a leading provider of cloud-based data and insights for the telecommunications industry.
buyer: Berkshire Partners LLC
Berkshire Partners is a leading private investment firm with a track record of success spanning over 30 years. Berkshire has raised nine private equity funds with more than $16 billion in aggregate capital commitments and manages a marketable securities fund, Stockbridge Investors. "
target parent: Alpine Investors, LP
target: Comlinkdata
Comlinkdata is the leading provider of telecom market data and insights in North America. It provides unique, real-time market performance data and pairs this with a team of telecom-savvy analysts to help clients identify, understand and execute on growth opportunities.
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closed 4/1/2019 via BNC Analysis

Poolia AB, acquired Student Node AB

synopsis: Swedish staffing firm Poolia announced that it has acquired a 51% stake in Student Node AB, a company based in Sweden that organises events for students at universities and colleges. Student Node helps the employers who want to attract and recruit IT skills to succeed.
buyer: Poolia AB (OM:POOL B:$192.80)
Poolia offers high competence and extensive experience in recruitment, hiring, executive search, leadership development and talent supply of qualified professionals. Poolia is a listed company with a presence in Sweden, Denmark, Finland, England and Germany. "
target: Student Node AB
Student Node helps the employers who want to attract and recruit IT skills to succeed. At tech events where Student Node selects IT talents, companies meet and recruit students they need.
price ($mm)
$0.03*
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closed 9/10/2014 via Market Wire

Mosaik Solutions, Inc., acquired TowerSource

synopsis: Mosaik Solutions, the global source for geospatial network intelligence, announces its acquisition of TowerSource, North America's largest and most comprehensive vertical asset database, adding greater value to Mosaik's network coverage database. TowerSource is the oldest privately maintained database of towers in North America.
buyer: Mosaik Solutions, Inc.
Mosaik Solutions builds world-class desktop and mobile applications backed by comprehensive telecom network intelligence. It maintains the most in-depth network coverage and infrastructure database in the world, enabling clients to understand complex spectrum and network coverage dynamics. "
target: TowerSource
TowerSource was formed in 1990. Originally a set of publications known as Fryer's Site Guides, it is the oldest privately maintained database of towers in North America and evolved into a real estate marketplace for vertical assets. TowerSource is based in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
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closed 6/2/2009 via PR Newswire

Light Reading, Inc., purchased Subscriber Database from RCR Wireless News

synopsis: TechWeb's Light Reading Communications Network, the leading integrated publishing, events, and research company serving the global communications marketplace, announced that it has acquired RCR Wireless' database of more than 60,000 qualified email addresses.
buyer parent: United Business Media Limited
buyer: Light Reading, Inc.
Light Reading Inc. is the ultimate source for technology and financial analysis of the communications industry, leading the media sector in terms of traffic, content, and reputation. "
seller parent: Arden Media Company, LLC
seller: RCR Wireless News
RCR Wireless was the leading print publication in the mobile space until it was closed in early March 2009. The RCR Wireless brand was recently acquired by Arden Media, which produces a telecom careers site and which has announced plans to continue the RCR online brand with new content.
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closed 9/5/2019 via PR Newswire

Comlinkdata, acquired Tutela

synopsis: Comlinkdata, the North American leader in telecom market performance analytics, has acquired Tutela, a mobile crowdsourced customer experience data company. Tutela gathers information on mobile infrastructure and tests wireless experience, helping organizations in the mobile industry to understand and improve the world's networks.
buyer parent: Alpine Investors, LP
buyer: Comlinkdata
Comlinkdata is the leading provider of telecom market data and insights in North America. It provides unique, real-time market performance data and pairs this with a team of telecom-savvy analysts to help clients identify, understand and execute on growth opportunities. "
target: Tutela
Tutela is a mobile crowdsourced customer experience data company. Tutela gathers information on mobile infrastructure and tests wireless experience, helping organizations in the mobile industry to understand and improve the world's networks.
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closed 10/1/2014 via BNC Analysis

Authority Media Network, LLC, acquired Subscription Site Insider

synopsis: Authority Media Network, LLC, a newly formed media company focused on building a network of trusted business-to-business information and training resources, announced that it has acquired the Subscription Site Insider, an online publication helping paid content executives grow their online and digital subscriptions.
buyer: Authority Media Network, LLC
Authority Media Network, LLC (AMN), formed in 2014, is a media company focused on building a network of trusted business-to-business information and training resources. "
target parent: InfoCommerce Group Inc.
target: Subscription Site Insider
Subscription Site Insider is an online publication helping paid content executives grow their online and digital subscriptions. Their help paid content, subscription sites, and membership site publishers grow their businesses and bottom lines through new research, training and networking.
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closed 12/10/2012 via Company Press Release

InfoCommerce Group Inc., acquired Subscription Site Insider

synopsis: Subscription Site Insider and Subscription Site Central – the go-to sources for paid content executives – has been acquired by InfoCommerce Group, a data-driven research and consulting firm serving the information industry.
buyer: InfoCommerce Group Inc.
InfoCommerce Group is a boutique consulting and research firm, serving the specialized business information publishing community. Its research, client project work and annual conferences provide the market with the insight, information, and inspiration needed in this time of transformational change."
target: Subscription Site Insider
Subscription Site Insider is an online publication helping paid content executives grow their online and digital subscriptions. Their help paid content, subscription sites, and membership site publishers grow their businesses and bottom lines through new research, training and networking.
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closed 8/10/2016 via BNC Analysis

Informa plc, acquired Light Reading, Inc.

synopsis: London-based research and events firm Informa has acquired telecommunications industry publisher Light Reading. Light Reading is networking the telecommunications industry as the largest research-lead media company in the world. Their 24/7 news, live events, and research focused on the telecom industry is unmatched.
buyer: Informa plc (LSE:INF:$1,798.70)
Informa operates at the heart of the Knowledge and Information Economy. It is a leading business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge and events business. With more than 6,500 employees globally, it has a presence in all major geographies. "
target: Light Reading, Inc.
Light Reading is networking the telecommunications industry as the largest research-lead media company in the world. Their 24/7 news, live events, and research focused on the telecom industry is unmatched.
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closed 2/3/2014 via PR Newswire

Stephen Saunders, acquired Light Reading, Inc.

synopsis: Light Reading announced that it has been sold back to one of its original founders, Stephen Saunders, by current owner UBM plc. Lightreading.com is the ultimate source for telecom analysis for more than 350,000 subscribers each month, leading the media sector in terms of traffic, content, and reputation.
buyer: Stephen Saunders
Stephen Saunders is the founder of Light Reading. He was formerly the Managing Director of DeusM, an intergrated marketing services unit of UBM. "
target parent: United Business Media Limited
target: Light Reading, Inc.
Light Reading combines its research-led online communities and targeted events portfolio to help those in the global communications industry make informed decisions. Lightreading.com is the ultimate source for telecom analysis for more than 350,000 subscribers each month.
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closed 6/2/2009 via PR Newswire

Light Reading, Inc., purchased Subscriber Database from RCR Wireless News

synopsis: TechWeb's Light Reading Communications Network, the leading integrated publishing, events, and research company serving the global communications marketplace, announced that it has acquired RCR Wireless' database of more than 60,000 qualified email addresses.
buyer parent: United Business Media Limited
buyer: Light Reading, Inc.
Light Reading Inc. is the ultimate source for technology and financial analysis of the communications industry, leading the media sector in terms of traffic, content, and reputation. "
seller parent: Arden Media Company, LLC
seller: RCR Wireless News
RCR Wireless was the leading print publication in the mobile space until it was closed in early March 2009. The RCR Wireless brand was recently acquired by Arden Media, which produces a telecom careers site and which has announced plans to continue the RCR online brand with new content.
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closed 8/27/2008 via PR Newswire

Light Reading, Inc., acquired Pyramid Research

synopsis: TechWeb's Light Reading Communications Network, the leading integrated publishing, events and research company serving the global communications marketplace, has acquired Pyramid Research, a market research and advisory service company.
buyer parent: United Business Media PLC
buyer: Light Reading, Inc.
Light Reading Inc. is the ultimate source for technology and financial analysis of the communications industry, leading the media sector in terms of traffic, content, and reputation. "
target: Pyramid Research
For twenty years, Pyramid Research has helped companies in the converging communications, media and technology industries stay ahead of market trends, understand competitive threats and capitalize on opportunities.
price ($mm)
$8.00
rev ($mm)
$8
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EV / rev
1.1x
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closed 6/1/2006 via PR Newswire

Light Reading, Inc., acquired Cable Digital News

synopsis: United Business Media plc announced today that it has acquired Cable Digital News Inc. for a cash consideration of $300,000. Cable Digital News will be immediately integrated into Light Reading, CMP Technology's online telecommunications technology and services platform.
buyer parent: United Business Media PLC
buyer: Light Reading, Inc.
Light Reading Inc. is the ultimate source for technology and financial analysis of the communications industry, leading the media sector in terms of traffic, content, and reputation. "
target: Cable Digital News
Cable Digital News, is a 10 year-old online B2B media business providing news and analysis of the North American cable industry. The site attracts more than 20,000 unique visitors a month from the cable industry's professional community.
price ($mm)
$0.30
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closed 8/18/2005 via PR Newswire

CMP Media LLC, acquired Light Reading, Inc.

synopsis: CMP Media has acquired Light Reading Inc., the leading integrated business media company serving the telecommunications industry and other related next-generation communications markets.
buyer parent: United Business Media PLC
buyer: CMP Media LLC
A subsidiary of UK-based United Business Media (formerly United News & Media), CMP Media is one of the world's top technology publishers. Its stable of offerings includes controlled-circulation magazines distributed free (CRN) and subscription-based (InformationWeek). "
target: Light Reading, Inc.
Light Reading Inc. is the ultimate source for technology and financial analysis of the communications industry, leading the media sector in terms of traffic, content, and reputation.
price ($mm)
$27
rev ($mm)
$10
EBITDA ($mm)
$3
EV / rev
2.7x
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10.4x
closed 9/14/2006 via PR Newswire

The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C., purchased non-core, consumer and enthusiast media assets from CMP Technology, Inc.

synopsis: United Business Media plc has sold a portfolio of non-core, consumer and enthusiast media assets from its US-based subsidiary CMP Technology to The Wicks Group of Companies LLC for a cash consideration of $47.0m. The portfolio is predominately print media (85% of 2005 revenues) and includes titles such as Guitar Player, Bass Player, Pro Sound News.
buyer: The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C.
The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C. is a New York based private equity firm that invests in selected segments of the communications, information and media industries. "
seller parent: United Business Media PLC
seller: CMP Technology, Inc.
CMP Technology is the USA's leading high tech B2B media company, providing marketing solutions for the global technology industry. Through its market-leading portfolio of trusted information brands, CMP Tech has earned the confidence of more technology professionals than any other media company.
price ($mm)
$47
rev ($mm)
$41
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1.1x
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closed 8/21/2006 via PR Newswire

Reed Business Information, purchased book titles relating to digital video,embedded systems and telecoms from CMP Technology, Inc.

synopsis: United Business Media plc announces that CMP Technology, UBM's US-based B2B technology media business, has sold book titles relating to digital video, embedded systems and telecoms to Elsevier, Inc. for a total cash consideration of $2.1m.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier plc
buyer: Reed Business Information
Reed Business Information is a leading provider of critical information and marketing solutions to business professionals in targeted industry sectors. Our market-leading properties include more than 135 business-to-business publications and over 125 Web sites. "
seller parent: United Business Media PLC
seller: CMP Technology, Inc.
CMP Technology is the USA's leading high tech B2B media company, providing marketing solutions for the global technology industry. Through its market-leading portfolio of trusted information brands, CMP Tech has earned the confidence of more technology professionals than any other media company.
price ($mm)
$2.10
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closed 5/15/2006 via PR Newswire

Metropolis International, Ltd., purchased Industrial Equipment Market and The Trader from CMP Information Ltd

synopsis: United Business Media plc announced today that CMPi, UBM's UK and European professional media business, has sold Industrial Equipment Market and The Trader to Metropolis International (UK) Limited for GBP9m.
buyer: Metropolis International, Ltd.
Metropolis International Limited is a UK publisher. "
seller parent: United Business Media PLC
seller: CMP Information Ltd
Operating internationally, CMP Information provides professional media solutions to around 20 industry sectors. Its products include exhibitions, conferences, awards events, magazines, data and information products and websites.
price ($mm)
$17
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closed 5/15/2006 via PR Newswire

Friday-Ad Limited, purchased Trade-It from CMP Information Ltd

synopsis: United Business Media plc announced today that CMPi, UBM's UK and European professional media business, has sold Trade-It to Friday-Ad Limited for GBP4m.
buyer: Friday-Ad Limited
Friday-Ad was founded in 1975 when the current owners realised there was an untapped market for local advertising. Looking to buy a second hand car, they found they had to travel long distances to find one. Together, they launched the first edition as a four-page advertiser in Uckfield, Sussex. "
seller parent: United Business Media PLC
seller: CMP Information Ltd
Operating internationally, CMP Information provides professional media solutions to around 20 industry sectors. Its products include exhibitions, conferences, awards events, magazines, data and information products and websites.
price ($mm)
$7.53
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closed 5/15/2006 via PR Newswire

Wilmington Group plc, purchased The Knowledge and Benn's Media from CMP Information Ltd

synopsis: United Business Media plc announced today that CMPi, UBM's UK and European professional media business, has sold two directories, The Knowledge and Benn's Media, to Wilmington Group plc for GBP1.6m.
buyer: Wilmington Group plc (LSE:WIL:$162.62)
Wilmington is a dynamic and expanding company providing information and training to professional business markets. The principal sectors are: Legal & Regulatory; Healthcare; Media and Entertainment; and Design and Construction. "
seller parent: United Business Media PLC
seller: CMP Information Ltd
Operating internationally, CMP Information provides professional media solutions to around 20 industry sectors. Its products include exhibitions, conferences, awards events, magazines, data and information products and websites.
price ($mm)
$3.00
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closed 4/3/2006 via PR Newswire

Haymarket Group Limited, purchased Printing World and Packaging Magazine from CMP Information Ltd

synopsis: United Business Media plc announced today that CMPi, UBM's UK and European professional media business, has sold two non-core publications, Printing World and Packaging Magazine, to Haymarket Publishing Group for GBP2.1m.
buyer: Haymarket Group Limited
The Haymarket Group is a large, privately-owned magazine publisher. It publishes more than 100 consumer, professional, trade, and customer publications in 23 languages and in more than 100 countries. Titles include Revolution, Campaign, and FourFourTwo. "
seller parent: United Business Media PLC
seller: CMP Information Ltd
Operating internationally, CMP Information provides professional media solutions to around 20 industry sectors. Its products include exhibitions, conferences, awards events, magazines, data and information products and websites.
price ($mm)
$3.65
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closed 1/11/2006 via PR Newswire

CMP Media LLC, acquired MediaLive International, Inc.

synopsis: CMP Media today announced that it has acquired MediaLive International's Technology Media Group, including a premier portfolio of events, conferences and publications.
buyer parent: United Business Media PLC
buyer: CMP Media LLC
A subsidiary of UK-based United Business Media (formerly United News & Media), CMP Media is one of the world's top technology publishers. Its stable of offerings includes controlled-circulation magazines distributed free (CRN) and subscription-based (InformationWeek). "
target parent: Thomas Weisel Partners, LLC
target: MediaLive International, Inc.
MediaLive International is a media and marketing company that drives the advancement of technology in business. MediaLive International's products and services encompass the IT industry's largest exhibitions.
price ($mm)
$65
rev ($mm)
$40
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.6x
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closed 1/10/2006 via PR Newswire

CMP Media LLC, acquired Shorecliff Communications LLC

synopsis: CMP Media today announced it has acquired Shorecliff Communications, the premier global event organizer and information provider serving the RFID (radio frequency identification), IPTV, broadband and wireless infrastructure communities.
buyer parent: United Business Media PLC
buyer: CMP Media LLC
A subsidiary of UK-based United Business Media (formerly United News & Media), CMP Media is one of the world's top technology publishers. Its stable of offerings includes controlled-circulation magazines distributed free (CRN) and subscription-based (InformationWeek). "
target parent: Landmark Communications, Inc.
target: Shorecliff Communications LLC
Shorecliff Communications LLC, is a leading media company serving the communications and wireless infrastructure industries. Through trade shows, executive conferences, online media and publications, Shorecliff provides important education about industry trends.
price ($mm)
$12
rev ($mm)
$6
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.3x
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/15/2005 via PR Newswire

CMP Media LLC, acquired Black Hat, Inc.

synopsis: CMP Media, a marketing solutions company serving the technology, healthcare and entertainment markets, announced today that it has acquired Black Hat Inc., a producer of information security conferences and training that includes Black Hat Briefings and Conferences.
buyer parent: United Business Media PLC
buyer: CMP Media LLC
A subsidiary of UK-based United Business Media (formerly United News & Media), CMP Media is one of the world's top technology publishers. Its stable of offerings includes controlled-circulation magazines distributed free (CRN) and subscription-based (InformationWeek). "
target: Black Hat, Inc.
Black Hat is a think tank of security experts providing consulting, training, and briefings to corporations and government agencies around the world. The Black Hat team has experience working with organizations such as Amazon, DARPA, Microsoft, and the NSA.
price ($mm)
$12
rev ($mm)
$6
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/18/2005 via PR Newswire

CMP Media LLC, acquired TechOnLine

synopsis: CMP Media today announced that it has acquired TechOnLine. The combination of CMP Electronics Group's media properties with TechOnLine's leading online educational resources, training and product evaluation services will create the most comprehensive set of news, information and education resources available to the electronics industry.
buyer parent: United Business Media PLC
buyer: CMP Media LLC
A subsidiary of UK-based United Business Media (formerly United News & Media), CMP Media is one of the world's top technology publishers. Its stable of offerings includes controlled-circulation magazines distributed free (CRN) and subscription-based (InformationWeek). "
target: TechOnLine
TechOnLine develops and delivers online educational resources, products and services designed to facilitate the delivery of training and education to the electronics industry.
price ($mm)
$5.50
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
1.8x
EV / EBITDA
6.9x
closed 8/18/2005 via PR Newswire

CMP Media LLC, acquired Light Reading, Inc.

synopsis: CMP Media has acquired Light Reading Inc., the leading integrated business media company serving the telecommunications industry and other related next-generation communications markets.
buyer parent: United Business Media PLC
buyer: CMP Media LLC
A subsidiary of UK-based United Business Media (formerly United News & Media), CMP Media is one of the world's top technology publishers. Its stable of offerings includes controlled-circulation magazines distributed free (CRN) and subscription-based (InformationWeek). "
target: Light Reading, Inc.
Light Reading Inc. is the ultimate source for technology and financial analysis of the communications industry, leading the media sector in terms of traffic, content, and reputation.
price ($mm)
$27
rev ($mm)
$10
EBITDA ($mm)
$3
EV / rev
2.7x
EV / EBITDA
10.4x
closed 7/7/2005 via PR Newswire

CMP Media LLC, acquired Incoming Calls Management Institute

synopsis: United Business Media today announced that its CMP Media subsidiary has acquired the US based Incoming Calls Management Institute ("ICMI") for $3.75m. In 2004 ICMI generated revenue of $4.1m and EBITDA of $0.6m.
buyer parent: United Business Media PLC
buyer: CMP Media LLC
A subsidiary of UK-based United Business Media (formerly United News & Media), CMP Media is one of the world's top technology publishers. Its stable of offerings includes controlled-circulation magazines distributed free (CRN) and subscription-based (InformationWeek). "
target: Incoming Calls Management Institute
Incoming Calls Management Institute (ICMI), based in Annapolis, Maryland, offers the most comprehensive training programs and educational resources available for call center management professionals. Established in 1985 and the first to offer training on incoming call center management, ICMI has gro
price ($mm)
$3.75
rev ($mm)
$4
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
0.9x
EV / EBITDA
6.3x
closed 8/26/2022 via BNC Analysis

LiquidX, acquired Anime Metaverse

synopsis: LiquidX, a web3 venture capital studio based in Singapore, has acquired a 70% stake in Anime Metaverse, a publishing and licensing company focused on building anime, manga, and dorama in web3. Anime Metaverse offers a Non-Fungible Token (NFT) collection of 5,000 unique 3D Anime Pictures-For-Proof, each with different attributes and rarity levels.
buyer: LiquidX
LiquidX is a web3 venture capital studio based in Singapore. LiquidX invests in high-potential NFT projects, helping founders to deliver the best utilities to their communities, supporting the projects' success with substantial financial backing, and onboarding the right team. "
target: Anime Metaverse
Anime Metaverse is a publishing and licensing company in Malaysia focused on building anime, manga, and dorama in web3. Anime Metaverse offers a Non-Fungible Token (NFT) collection of 5,000 unique 3D Anime Pictures-For-Proof (PFPs), each with different attributes and rarity levels.
price ($mm)
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EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/23/2022 via Company Press Release

Ebra SAS, acquired Humanoid SAS

synopsis: The EBRA group, a newspaper publisher in France, has acquired Humanoid, a French media company. Humanoid owns and operates 3 websites. Their brands include Frandroid, an online buyer's guide for smartphones, computers, TVs, and other technologies; Numerama, a news website focused on technology; and Madmoizelle, a lifestyle website aimed at women.
buyer parent: Groupe Credit Mutuel
buyer: Ebra SAS
EBRA is a newspaper publisher in France. EBRA owns and publishes 9 daily regional newspapers that are distributed across eastern France. Their papers include Le Dauphiné libéré, Le Progrès, l'Est républicain, le Républicain Lorrain, le Bien Public, le Journal de Saône et Loire, l'Alsace and more. "
target: Humanoid SAS
Humanoid is a French media company. Humanoid owns and operates 3 websites. Their brands include Frandroid, an online buyer's guide for smartphones, computers, TVs, and other technologies; Numerama, a news website focused on technology; and Madmoizelle, a lifestyle website aimed at women.
price ($mm)
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EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/26/2021 via PR Newswire

Recurrent Ventures, acquired Futurism, LLC

synopsis: Recurrent Ventures has acquired Futurism, the popular emergent technology and science news site. Futurism has grown its readership through original feature reporting and accessible news coverage of concepts like AI, rocket launches, sustainability and genetics.
buyer: Recurrent Ventures
Recurrent Ventures is an innovative digital media company that empowers brands to grow. Recurrent connects consumers with media in a way that is enjoyable, sustainable, and profitable--while maintaining editorial integrity. Their brands include Popular Science, Domino, Outdoor Life, and more. "
target parent: Singularity University
target: Futurism, LLC
Since 2014, Futurism has been a growing source of cutting-edge science and technology news coverage. From cybersecurity, to cryptocurrency, AI, quantum computing, off-world exploration, genetic engineering, green technologies, and then some, Futurism's beat is the world beyond the horizon.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 9/15/2020 via PR Newswire

Red Ventures, LLC, will acquire CNET, Inc.

synopsis: Red Ventures, a portfolio of digital brands, will acquire CNET Media Group from ViacomCBS. The CNET Media Group is an expansive portfolio of digital media brands that advise consumers across leading consumer tech, business tech, gaming, and entertainment media brands, including ZDNet, Gamespot, ComScore, TVGuide, Metacritic, among others.
buyer: Red Ventures, LLC
Red Ventures has established a portfolio of influential brands, digital platforms, and strategic partnerships that connects millions of people. The company builds online journeys that make it easier for people to make important decisions about their homes, health, travel, finances, and education. "
target parent: CBS Corporation
target: CNET, Inc.
CNET Media Group is a portfolio of world-class brands that reach close to 100 million unique visitors monthly, advising passionate consumers about everything they love. The CNET Media Group's portfolio reaches diverse global audiences in technology, B2B, gaming, and entertainment.
price ($mm)
$500
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/14/2019 via Company Press Release

Singularity University, acquired Futurism, LLC

synopsis: Singularity University, a global learning and innovation community using exponential technologies to tackle the world’s biggest challenges, has acquired Futurism, a media company focused on the breakthrough science and technology that will shape the future of humanity. Futurism's website provides the latest in world news, products, and narratives.
buyer: Singularity University
Singularity University is a benefit corporation that provides educational programs, innovative partnerships and a startup accelerator to help individuals, businesses, institutions, investors, NGOs and governments understand cutting-edge technologies. "
target: Futurism, LLC
Futurism is a media company focused on the breakthrough science and technology that will shape the future of humanity. Futurism's website provides the latest in world news, products, and narratives. Their production arm focuses on scripted series and feature-length documentaries.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/6/2019 via Financial Times

The Financial Times Ltd, acquired The Next Web

synopsis: The Financial Times has acquired a controlling stake in TNW (The Next Web), an events and media company with a focus on new technology and startups in Europe.
buyer parent: Nikkei Inc.
buyer: The Financial Times Ltd
The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading business news organisations, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. The FT has a record paying readership of 985,000, three-quarters of which are digital subscriptions. "
target: The Next Web
The Next Web or TNW is a global digital brand that informs, inspires and connects people who love tech, through media, events, and services. Primarily known for its media outlet thenextweb.com and award-winning tech event TNW Conference,
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/3/2018 via Company Press Release

The News Lens, acquired INSIDE

synopsis: The News Lens, an independent bilingual online media group based in Taiwan and Hong Kong, has acquired INSIDE, a leading technology news portal in Taiwan. INSIDE provides high-quality news articles on online entrepreneurship, digital marketing, entertainment, finance, big data, internet of things, virtual reality, and more.
buyer: The News Lens
Founded in 2013, The News Lens (TNL) is an independent bilingual online media group based in Taiwan and Hong Kong that provides news with relevant and must-know information from around the globe. Their article categories include politics, business, technology, lifestyle, health, economics, and more."
target: INSIDE
INSIDE is a leading technology news portal in Taiwan. Their editorial team produces high-quality articles while maintaining editorial freedom. INSIDE provides news on online entrepreneurship, digital marketing, entertainment, finance, big data, internet of things, virtual reality, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 11/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

Ziff Davis, Inc., will acquire Mashable

synopsis: Ziff Davis, a leading global digital-media company operating in the technology, gaming, entertainment and lifestyle verticals, is to acquire Mashable, a global, multi-platform media and entertainment company. Mashable is the go-to source for tech, digital culture and entertainment content for its dedicated and influential audience around the globe.
buyer parent: j2 Global, Inc.
buyer: Ziff Davis, Inc.
Ziff Davis, a subsidiary of j2 Global, Inc., is a leading global digital-media company operating in the technology, gaming, entertainment and lifestyle verticals. "
target: Mashable
Mashable is a global, multi-platform media and entertainment company. Powered by its own proprietary technology, Mashable is the go-to source for tech, digital culture and entertainment content for its dedicated and influential audience around the globe.
price ($mm)
$50
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/19/2017 via BNC Analysis

Webedia SAS, acquired Hypeness

synopsis: Webedia SAS, a website publisher that hosts websites such as PurePeople, PureTrend, Purefans, Shopoon, Dailyconso, and Onlydesign, has acquired Hypeness, a company that provides online content on innovation, technology, culture, and creativity.
buyer parent: Fimalac SA
buyer: Webedia SAS
Webedia SAS is a website publisher that hosts websites such as PurePeople, PureTrend, Purefans, Shopoon, Dailyconso, and Onlydesign. The company was incorporated in 2007 and is based in Paris, France. "
target: Hypeness
Hypeness provides online content on innovation, technology, culture, and creativity. Hypeness was designed to showcase the most innovative content in areas such as art, design, business, culture, entertainment and technology for creative thinking more and more out of the box.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/30/2008 via PR Newswire

CBS Corporation, acquired CNET, Inc.

synopsis: CBS Corporation has completed its acquisition of CNET Networks, Inc. and merged its operations into a newly expanded CBS Interactive division. The new division incorporates all of the premium online brands of both CBS and CNET Networks into one business unit.
buyer: CBS Corporation (CBS:$28,586.00)
CBS Corporation is a mass media company with constituent parts that reach back to the beginnings of the broadcast industry, as well as newer businesses that operate on the leading edge of the media industry. "
target: CNET, Inc.
CNET Networks, Inc. is a worldwide media company and creator of content environments for the interactive age. CNET Networks takes pride in being "a different kind of media company," creating richer, deeper interactive experiences by combining the wisdom and passion of users.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,752 [$1,706]
rev ($mm)
$408
EBITDA ($mm)
$55
EV / rev
4.3x
EV / EBITDA
32.3x
closed 6/18/2007 via BusinessWire

TechTarget, acquired TechnologyGuide.com, Inc.

synopsis: Information technology media company TechTarget, Inc. recently acquired TechnologyGuide.com, Inc., a company with a portfolio of Internet content sites that provide product reviews, price comparisons and user forums for mobile technology products such as laptops and smartphones.
buyer: TechTarget (TTGT:$198.84)
TechTarget, a leading online technology media company, gives technology providers ROI-focused marketing programs to generate leads, shorten sales cycles, and grow revenues. "
target: TechnologyGuide.com, Inc.
TechnologyGuide.com is a family of websites that publishes original content including product reviews, how to guides, news and editorials. TechnologyGuide.com also features user generated content in the form of a user review section and vibrant forum communities.
price ($mm)
$15
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/26/2006 via BNC Analysis

VNU Business Publications b.v., acquired Breakthrough Publishing Limited

synopsis: VNU Business Publications Ltd, the London-based publishing arm of VNU Business Media Europe (BME), has purchased The Inquirer, one of the leading technology news sites. The investment is part of VNU’s ongoing strategy to enhance its online portfolio and transform its business into a fully cross-media content publishing organisation.
buyer parent: 3i Group Plc
buyer: VNU Business Publications b.v.
VNU Business Media Europe is the leading European technology publisher in the UK, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain and Belgium in advertising and readership marketshare. In these seven countries we publish approximately 70 trade magazines, all together some 70 million copies per year. "
target: Breakthrough Publishing Limited
The Inquirer is a leading global web site for IT news and comment. The Inquirer carries news, features, opinion pieces and reviews aimed at buyers, system integrators, consumers and industry players in the PC industry.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/28/2009 via PR Newswire

MyThings, Ltd., acquired ViewScore

synopsis: MyThings, the global provider of product related content, announces the acquisition of product review aggregation solution ViewScore. MyThings will integrate with ViewScore's proprietary text analysis technology, which enables analysis and aggregation of many product reviews into one product score.
buyer: MyThings, Ltd.
Founded in 2005, MyThings' mission is to provide retailers and OEMs with rich product-related content and services, optimized to drive conversions and boost retention. MyThings is also a free online service for consumers that keeps track of purchases and belongings. "
target: ViewScore
ViewScore provides online shoppers with a comprehensive shopping decision-making tool. ViewScore's search-engine provides shoppers with aggregated product reviews and easy-to-follow product recommendations, aiming at helping potential shoppers answer the essential question of "what to buy".
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/8/2022 via BusinessWire

droppLabs, acquired Flyy Metaverse

synopsis: dropplabs, a leading Web3 company, has acquired Flyy, a leading social metaverse platform. Flyy models real cities in a 3D interactive world for people to engage with communities, friends, and businesses. Their mobile platform allows users to explore cities, drop chat pins, share live updates, and find interesting places.
buyer: droppLabs
droppLabs is a leading Web3 company. droppLabs offers unique, comprehensive, and experiential Web3 capabilities, providing their clients with full-scale technical, marketing and operations services. They offer solutions for NFTs, shopatainment, alternative realities, wearables, and more. "
target: Flyy Metaverse
Flyy is a leading social metaverse platform. Flyy models real cities in a 3D interactive world for people to engage with communities, friends, and businesses. Their mobile platform allows users to explore cities, drop chat pins, share live updates, and find interesting places.
price ($mm)
$25
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

Admix.in, acquired VRFocus

synopsis: Admix.in, a London, UK-based provider of a non-intrusive monetization solution for AR/VR, has acquired VRFocus, a UK-based specialist technology news website that covers virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR). VRFocus provides the latest news and information on the advancement of VR, AR, and MR technology.
buyer: Admix.in
Founded in 2017, Admix.in is a UK-based monetization solution for VR/AR. Admix enables developers to place non-intrusive ad units within their content. Their platform is easy to install, non intrusive, and provides developers with instant and continuous revenue. "
target: VRFocus
VRFocus is a UK-based specialist technology news website that covers virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR). VRFocus is primarily concerned with VR entertainment and provides the latest news and information on the advancement of VR, AR, and MR technology.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/6/2017 via Company Press Release

Schneps Communications, acquired Brownstoner Media

synopsis: Brownstoner is excited to announce that it has been acquired by family-owned media company Schneps Communications. Brownstoner provides Brooklyn real estate news, lets users search NYC sales and rentals, and browse hundreds of New York City home improvement contractors, architects, and more.
buyer: Schneps Communications
Schneps Communications publishes QNS.com, HomeReporter.com, The Queens Courier, Courier Sun, Ridgewood Times, Times Newsweekly, BORO Magazine, LIC Courier Magazine, The Brooklyn Spectator, Spectator News and many other media outlets and events. "
target parent: BlankSlate
target: Brownstoner Media
Brownstoner provides Brooklyn real estate news, and lets users search NYC sales and rentals, and browse hundreds of New York City home improvement contractors, architects, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/18/2015 via Company Press Release

BlankSlate, acquired Brownstoner Media

synopsis: BlankSlate has announced their acquisition of Brownstoner, the leading site about Brooklyn real estate and renovation, and all the tangential topics that impact life inside and outside the home in Brooklyn; the site also boasts a Marketplace with over 3,000 real estate listings and 250 local businesses.
buyer: BlankSlate
BlankSlate is a digital marketing agency that specializes in forging local connections between brands, businesses, publishers, and audiences. "
target: Brownstoner Media
Brownstoner is the leading site about Brooklyn real estate and renovation, and all the tangential topics that impact life inside and outside the home in Brooklyn; the site also boasts a Marketplace with over 3,000 real estate listings and 250 local businesses.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/9/2013 via Company Press Release

ExitReality, acquired Koinup Srl

synopsis: The 3D Internet company, ExitReality, announced that it is set to expand its virtual worlds offerings by acquiring the popular social network Koinup. The Italian based company Koinup is an image and video hosting site, web portal and online community for virtual worlds users.
buyer: ExitReality
ExitReality is the parent company for a group of 3D entertainment and learning focused businesses. The range of projects represents a complete functioning organism from the ground up. "
target: Koinup Srl
Koinup S.r.l. offers a social network to share the user's virtual life by publishing user's machinima, screenshots, and virtual stories.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 11/10/2008 via Market Watch

SpectrumDNA, Inc., will acquire Digital Design Firm Revyver, LLC

synopsis: SpectrumDNA, Inc., announced that it has signed a letter of intent to acquire Seattle-based digital design firm Revyver. Revyver is slated to become a label within the SpectrumDNA family of companies and would operate as a subsidiary of SpectrumDNA, Inc. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
buyer: SpectrumDNA, Inc.
SpectrumDNA, Inc. is a social media studio that develops, incubates, accelerates and packages brand-able digital networking experiences called enginets. Enginets are branded web and wireless-based experiences - Web 2.0 applications - empowering users to take active roles in their online communities."
target: Digital Design Firm Revyver, LLC
Revyver Labs is a repository of projects—from themes, to documents, to code—offered to the public, free of charge to learn from, utilize or contribute to.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/8/2008 via PR Newswire

MOGO Media, acquired PhotoshopTechniques.com

synopsis: MOGO Media, the premier conference and training provider for creative professionals working with Adobe software, announced that it has acquired PhotoshopTechniques.com, a community-supported website for Adobe(R) Photoshop(R) users of all levels.
buyer: MOGO Media
MOGO Media is an independent presenter of high-quality seminars and conferences for the global design community. "
target: PhotoshopTechniques.com
PhotoshopTechniques.com, founded in 2001 by Greg Vander Houwen has become one of the most active Photoshop communities on the Web and has had thousands of members over the last seven years. It's a repository for Adobe Photoshop tutorials, tips and tricks which are approved and posted by its members.
price ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA

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($4.40)
EBIT ($mm)
($4.40)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1
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Ticker: RNWK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RealNetworks, Inc.
RealNetworks, Inc.
RealNetworks, Inc. is a leader in personal digital media solutions that make it easier for people to access, share and enjoy video, audio and digital entertainment on virtually any device and platform.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$171.96
EBITDA ($mm)
($12.54)
EBIT ($mm)
($18.24)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
453
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Ticker: TSX:UR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
UrtheCast
UrtheCast
UrtheCast serves the geospatial and geo-analytics markets with a range of information-rich products and services. They own and operate 2 Earth Observation (EO) satellites. They process and distribute imagery data and value-added products on a global scale to partners & customers in multiple markets.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$20.53
EBITDA ($mm)
($19.05)
EBIT ($mm)
($27.43)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
199
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Ticker: CRWG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CrowdGather, Inc.
CrowdGather, Inc.
CrowdGather provides a highly interactive and informational social network for members, a management and revenue-sharing resource for third-party forum owners, and a largely untapped advertising network for marketers worldwide.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$1.69
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.94)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.09)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
9
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Ticker: JASDAQ:6175
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net Marketing Co., Ltd.
Net Marketing Co., Ltd.
Net Marketing Co.,Ltd. is a Japan-based company that provides affiliate advertising services to various businesses. The company also provides an online matchmaking and dating service through their Omiai mobile app.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$79.05
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$2.46
Net Income ($mm)
$1.58
Employees
98
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