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closed 6/14/2018 via PE Hub

Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking, The Hearst Corporation, acquired Slickdeals, LLC

synopsis: Warburg Pincus has sold Slickdeals to West Street Capital Partners VII, a fund managed by the Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division and Hearst. Slickdeals is the leading online deal community, where 10 million users interact to share the most up-to-date information on online shopping deals and coupons.
buyer: The Hearst Corporation
buyer: Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking
West Street Capital Partners VII is a fund managed by Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division, the primary center for the Goldman Sachs' long-term principal investing activity. Hearst is one of the nation’s largest diversified media, information and services companies with more than 360 businesses. "
target parent: Warburg Pincus
target: Slickdeals, LLC
Slickdeals is the leading online deal community, where 10 million users interact to share the most up-to-date information on online shopping deals and coupons. Through the power of crowdsourcing, Slickdeals has saved members over $5.5 billion by providing a forum for communication.
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closed 1/9/2019 via Company Press Release

Global Savings Group, acquired Pouch

synopsis: Pouch, the UK's No.1 money-saving browser extension and stars of BBCs' Dragons Den, have been acquired by German PubTech platform Global Savings Group. The London-based startup, which launched to the public in September 2016, is mostly known for their free shopping tool.
buyer: Global Savings Group
Based in Germany, Global Savings Group is a PubTech platform for commerce content that enables world’s leading publishers to generate revenues by offering recommendations, deals and discounts to consumers. "
target: Pouch
Pouch is the UK's no.1 tool for saving time and money when buying online. Pouch work with thousands of retailers to promote their best deals and discounts to their ideal customers.
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closed 11/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

Capital One Financial Corp., acquired Wikibuy

synopsis: Capital One has acquired Wikibuy, a company that develops automated online shopping comparison engines. Two million members use Wikibuy to automatically find low prices and coupon codes and earn loyalty points, often while comparison shopping on Amazon.
buyer: Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE:COF:$22,241.00)
Capital One Financial Corporation is a bank holding company specializing in credit cards, auto loans, banking and savings products headquartered in McLean, Virginia. Capital One is ranked 11th on the list of largest banks in the United States by assets. "
target: Wikibuy
Wikibuy develops automated online shopping comparison engines. Two million members use Wikibuy to automatically find low prices and coupon codes and earn loyalty points, often while comparison shopping on Amazon. The company was founded in 2014 and is based in Austin, Texas.
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closed 1/12/2018 via BNC Analysis

Digio, acquired Poup

synopsis: Digio, a digital credit card from bank CBSS, acquiring the Brazilian cashback website Poup. Poup is an online platform that provides discounts, promotions, and money back for online shopping activities by directing consumers to offers from other online retailers.
buyer parent: Banco CBSS
buyer: Digio
Digio is a digital payment platform from Banco CBSS. Digio lets users apply for a credit card, manage their expenses, and make payments using their mobile phone. "
target: Poup
Poup is an online platform that helps consumers in Brazil save money on online shopping. Poup provides discounts, promotions, and money back for online shopping activities by directing consumers to offers from other online retailers.
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closed 12/31/2017 via Company Press Release

j2 Global, Inc., acquired BlackFriday.com

synopsis: j2 Global, Inc., the global provider of Internet services and digital media, announced that the company has acquired BlackFriday.com, a website that lets shoppers view popular Black Friday ads in one central location. BlackFriday.com helps consumers save time and money by bringing the best deals from hundreds of retailers.
buyer: j2 Global, Inc. (JCOM:$1,261.11)
j2 Global, Inc. provides Internet services through two segments: Business Cloud Services, which offers Internet fax, virtual phone, and unified communications solutions, and Digital Media, which offers technology, gaming, lifestyle and healthcare content through its digital properties. "
target: BlackFriday.com
BlackFriday.com is a website that helps consumers save time and money by bringing the best deals from hundreds of retailers. Since 2006, BlackFriday.com has helped hundreds of millions of shoppers view the popular Black Friday ads in one central location.
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closed 4/29/2015 via Company Press Release

MyMilitarySavings.com, acquired ThriftyShopaholic.com

synopsis: MyMilitarySavings.com, the flagship site and distribution network of bBIG Communications, has acquired ThriftyShopaholic.com. The company was established in 2010 by Michelle Dudas, an army spouse and mom stationed at Ft. Bliss, El Paso, Texas, with the simple goal of providing shopping advice, tips, and coupon savings to fellow military families.
buyer parent: bBIG Communications
buyer: MyMilitarySavings.com
MyMilitarySavings.com is the #1 military shopper community providing family savings and promotions to over 67,000 Member Families. It’s the first digital, social and mobile media network designed exclusively for military families who receive daily savings from over 340 leading brands. "
target: ThriftyShopaholic.com
ThriftyShopaholic.com was established in 2010 with the simple goal of providing commissary shopping advice, tips, and coupon savings to fellow military families. It also offers “outside the gates” savings at specialty retailers and big box stores like Zulily, Best Buy, and others.
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closed 3/17/2014 via BusinessWire

Ebates Inc., acquired Extrabux

synopsis: Ebates Inc., the owner and operator of the world's most rewarding shopping programs, announced the acquisition of Extrabux, a free, comparison shopping website where consumers discover the best prices, find coupons, and earn cash back on their online purchases.
buyer: Ebates Inc.
Ebates is the leader and pioneer in online cash back shopping. Ebates rewards consumers around the world by providing cash back on purchases while also providing access to thousands of coupons, discounts, and promotions at over 2,600 retailers. "
target: Extrabux
Extrabux is a comparison shopping engine that integrates discounts from cash back and online coupons. It allows consumers to discover the best prices, find coupons, and earn cash back on their online purchases.
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closed 11/19/2013 via Yahoo, Inc.

Ziff Davis, Inc., acquired Techbargains.com

synopsis: Ziff Davis, Inc., a leading digital media company in the technology, gaming and men's lifestyle categories, announced the acquisition of TechBargains.com, the leading deal aggregation website for electronic products, from Exponential Interactive, Inc. Ziff Davis is a division of j2 Global, Inc.
buyer parent: j2 Global, Inc.
buyer: Ziff Davis, Inc.
Ziff Davis, Inc. is a leading digital media company specializing in the technology market, reaching over 50 million in-market buyers every month. Ziff Davis sites feature trusted reviews of the newest and hottest tech products, news, commentary, tech deals and much more. "
target parent: Exponential Interactive Inc.
target: Techbargains.com
Techbargains.com is a leading online provider of trustworthy product and buying information. Techbargains.com operates an online portal that helps consumers find bargains and low prices on consumer technology products.
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announced 11/14/2013 via BNC Analysis

Trig Media Group AB, will acquire Jello AB

synopsis: Trig Media Group has signed an agreement to acquire Jello AB, which operates three Websites, including Jello.se that offers e-shoppers a cash-back service; Smarto.se, which offers price comparison; and Butiker.se that provides a Web catalogue. The company is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.
buyer: Trig Media Group AB (XTRA:TRIG:$0.09)
Trig Media Group offers a technical platform (Mobicard E - Card Organizer) that digitizes member loyalty's and benefit cards, or offers, in a format that can be downloaded to the mobile telephone. The company is based in Gothenburg, Sweden. "
target: Jello AB
Jello AB operates three Websites, including Jello.se that offers e-shoppers a cash-back service; Smarto.se, which offers price comparison; and Butiker.se that provides a Web catalogue. The company is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.
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announced 8/9/2013 via BNC Analysis

Imogo Mobile Technologies Corp., will acquire Sidebuy Technologies Inc.

synopsis: Imogo Mobile Technologies Corp. will acquire SideBuy.com's unique daily deal and coupon aggregator technology. SideBuy.com is a daily deal aggregator. Each day all deals offered by hundreds of providers in all cities across Canada, USA, the UK and Australia are found and listed on SideBuy.com.
buyer: Imogo Mobile Technologies Corp.
Imogo Mobile Technologies Corp.’s focus is on next generation mobile technology solutions. The Imogo Private Cloud Portal Platform provides fast and secure access to email, documents, voicemail, office phone, faxes and other services in one convenient bundled service. "
target: Sidebuy Technologies Inc.
SideBuy.com is a Vancouver based technology start-up that develops technologies and applications to help consumers with online shopping and e-commerce. SideBuy.com is a personal shopping assistant that lists all deals available in Canada, US, Australia and United Kingdom.
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closed 9/9/2011 via BusinessWire

Performance Marketing Brands, Inc., acquired FatWallet

synopsis: Ebates announced the creation of a new company called Performance Marketing Brands, Inc. (PMB) to own and operate the world’s most rewarding shopper loyalty programs. PMB has acquired the savvy shopping and reward site FatWallet.com, a preferred online shopping resource for millions of savvy consumers.
buyer parent: Ebates
buyer: Performance Marketing Brands, Inc.
Performance Marketing Brands (PMB) owns and operates the world’s most rewarding shopping programs. Through its family of distinct websites and reward programs, PMB users can get a great deal and earn money back every time they shop. "
target: FatWallet
FatWallet is a preferred online shopping resource for millions of savvy consumers. FatWallet.com works closely with hundreds of retailers like HP, Newegg, Walmart and Amazon to publish thousands of special offers, discounts, coupon codes and Cash Back rewards to online shoppers.
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closed 9/9/2011 via BusinessWire

Performance Marketing Brands, Inc., acquired AnyCoupons

synopsis: Ebates announced the creation of Performance Marketing Brands, Inc. (PMB) to own and operate the world’s most rewarding shopper loyalty programs. PMB has acquired the coupon shopping site AnyCoupons.com, the one stop shop for virtually any coupon, code, or discount available on the web for use at thousands of retailers.
buyer parent: Ebates
buyer: Performance Marketing Brands, Inc.
Performance Marketing Brands (PMB) owns and operates the world’s most rewarding shopping programs. Through its family of distinct websites and reward programs, PMB users can get a great deal and earn money back every time they shop. "
target: AnyCoupons
AnyCoupons is a one stop shop for virtually any coupon, code, or discount available on the web for use at thousands of retailers, both online and off. For everything from diapers to diamonds, www.anycoupons.com has any coupon you need.
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closed 5/25/2011 via PR Newswire

Pricetector, Inc., acquired Price Protectr LLC

synopsis: Pricetector, a private Social Loyalty company, announced that it has acquired Price Protectr LLC, the recognized leader in price-alert services. Price Protectr has tracked more than $50 million of consumer purchases and delivered more that $3 million in money-saving alerts.
buyer: Pricetector, Inc.
Pricetector is a private Social Loyalty company. The company wants to help leading brands create more meaningful, sustained loyalty with their consumers, and for consumers to feel in a more tangible way that their business is appreciated. "
target: Price Protectr LLC
Founded in 2006, Price Protectr LLC is the leading provider of consumer price-alert services. Consumers could be eligible for refunds if they buy from any of Price Protectr's 158 supported retailers since there are lots of stores that offer price protection policies.
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closed 11/30/2010 via BNC Analysis

Beyond the Rack, acquired TopButton.com

synopsis: Beyond the Rack, Canada's go-to flash sale site, received $36 million in funding, and has acquired sample sale listing site Top Button.
buyer: Beyond the Rack
Beyond the Rack is a private shopping club for women and men who want designer brand apparel and accessories at prices up to 80% off retail. We obtain authentic designer merchandise and provide it exclusively to our members through limited-time events. "
target: TopButton.com
Founded in 1999, Top Button Inc. (formerly NYSALE.com) is a FREE membership that gives registered users access to thousands of exclusive walk-in Sample Sales, insider shopping event invitations, offers, deals and discounts.
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closed 5/29/2007 via PR Newswire

Exponential Interactive Inc., acquired Techbargains.com

synopsis: Exponential, a technology-enabled media services company and parent company of online advertising network Tribal Fusio, has acquired Techbargains.com, a premier destination site for consumer technology product offers. The acquisition adds an important consumer technology deal site to the Exponential portfolio.
buyer: Exponential Interactive Inc.
Exponential is a technology-enabled media services company that delivers innovative products and services to meet the demands of today's digital advertisers. Through a variety of offerings, the Exponential group of businesses enables online advertisers to reach their target audiences. "
target: Techbargains.com
Techbargains.com is a leading online provider of trustworthy product and buying information. Techbargains.com operates an online portal that helps consumers find bargains and low prices on consumer technology products.
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announced 5/2/2018 via Forbes

GFH Financial Group, will acquire The Entertainer

synopsis: GFH Financial Group announced that it will acquire an 85% stake in Dubai-based lifestyle app and incentives provider The Entertainer. Founded in 2001, The Entertainer provides incentive offers from well-known fine dining restaurants, leisure, entertainment, beauty and hotel brands across 15 countries in the Middle East, Africa, Europe and Asia.
buyer: GFH Financial Group (KWSE:GFH:$191.23)
GFH is one of the most recognized financial groups in the Gulf region. Its businesses include Asset Management, Wealth Management, Commercial Banking and Real Estate Development. The Group’s operations are focused in the GCC, North Africa and India. "
target: The Entertainer
Founded in 2001, the Entertainer is a Dubai-based lifestyle app and incentives provider. The Entertainer provides incentive offers from well-known fine dining restaurants, leisure, entertainment, beauty and hotel brands across 15 countries in the Middle East, Africa, Europe and Asia.
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closed 8/2/2017 via BNC Analysis

CheckoutSmart, acquired Scondoo GmbH

synopsis: Cashback app CheckoutSmart has acquired German mobile shopping reward company Scondoo to extend its reach in Europe.
buyer: CheckoutSmart
CheckoutSmart’s iOS and Android app delivers cashback offers for various groceries — or fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) — from leading brands to a user’s phone. "
target: Scondoo GmbH
Scondoo, based in Germany, is a free app that pays money for a user's purchases. Forget prospectuses or coupons and get cashback - simply! Scondoo has exclusive deals and discounts for any supermarket or drug store.
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closed 8/28/2013 via BNC Analysis

HighCo, acquired PromoLand

synopsis: HighCo SA announced that it has acquired Promoland, a discount coupon smartphone application. They allow mobile users to reach promotions in stores via coupons available on their terminal.
buyer: HighCo (ENXTPA:HCO:$174.97)
HighCo is a Marketing Solutions group for mass-market retailers and consumer goods manufacturers, offering five complementary services: coupon issuing, sampling, point-of-sale activities (in-store media, merchandising, field marketing), clearing and communications consulting. "
target: PromoLand
PROMOLAND is a free iPhone app to save money on users' groceries in supermarket, through specials and monthly lotteries. They allow mobile users to reach promotions in stores via coupons available on their terminal.
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closed 4/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

BigBoard Praha, a.s., acquired HyperMedia, a.s.

synopsis: BigBoard Prague, the largest Czech provider of outdoor billboards, has acquired HyperMedia's advertising and comparison sites. HyperMedia, Inc. was founded in 2003 and its first project was a portal HyperInzerce.cz - currently the largest Czech advertising portal.
buyer: BigBoard Praha, a.s.
BigBoard Prague is the largest Czech provider of outdoor billboards. BigBoard has been operating on the Czech market since 1994 and is now the leading provider of outdoor advertising in the Czech Republic. "
target: HyperMedia, a.s.
HyperMedia, Inc. operates websites hyperinzerce.cz, hyperslevy.cz and about 50 others. HyperInzerce.cz is currently the largest Czech advertising portal. The main activities of the company are internet marketing, representation of websites and operation of discount and other portals.
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closed 6/20/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Xalles, acquired The USA Savings Club LLC

synopsis: Xalles Holdings Inc., a company focusing on accelerating fintech companies and payment auditing solutions, recently completed an Asset Purchase Agreement for the acquisition of 100% of the assets and intellectual property of The USA Savings Club, a consumer discount shopping club and fundraising service.
buyer: Xalles (OTCPK:XALL:$0.00)
Xalles Holdings Inc. is a holdings company that focuses on direct investments in disruptive fintech companies. They actively seek acquisition targets with solid management teams and business models, large total attainable markets, and lucrative exit opportunities to invest and accelerate growth in. "
target: The USA Savings Club LLC
The USA Savings Club is a digital consumer discount shopping club and fundraising service. The USA Savings Club allows families to save hundreds of dollars by providing thousands of coupons and discounts at hundreds of participating local merchants and thousands of national merchants.
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closed 6/14/2018 via PE Hub

Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking, The Hearst Corporation, acquired Slickdeals, LLC

synopsis: Warburg Pincus has sold Slickdeals to West Street Capital Partners VII, a fund managed by the Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division and Hearst. Slickdeals is the leading online deal community, where 10 million users interact to share the most up-to-date information on online shopping deals and coupons.
buyer: The Hearst Corporation
buyer: Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking
West Street Capital Partners VII is a fund managed by Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division, the primary center for the Goldman Sachs' long-term principal investing activity. Hearst is one of the nation’s largest diversified media, information and services companies with more than 360 businesses. "
target parent: Warburg Pincus
target: Slickdeals, LLC
Slickdeals is the leading online deal community, where 10 million users interact to share the most up-to-date information on online shopping deals and coupons. Through the power of crowdsourcing, Slickdeals has saved members over $5.5 billion by providing a forum for communication.
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announced 9/18/2019 via Company Press Release

CAMP Systems International, Inc., will acquire Inventory Locator Service, Inc

synopsis: Hearst’s CAMP Systems International will acquire Inventory Locator Service (ILS) from Boeing, the world's largest aerospace company. ILS provides the largest electronic marketplace for the aviation industry to buy and sell parts, equipment and services, and offers manufacturers and parts suppliers ways to improve inventory planning and processing.
buyer parent: The Hearst Corporation
buyer: CAMP Systems International, Inc.
CAMP Systems is the premier Aircraft Health Management and Enterprise Information Systems provider in business aviation. It provides Maintenance Tracking for nearly 20,000 aircraft, performs Engine Health Monitoring for over 30,000 engines, and its software solutions support 1,500 MRO organizations."
target parent: The Boeing Company
target: Inventory Locator Service, Inc
Inventory Locator Service provides information via its global online marketplace to enable members in the aviation, marine, and defense industries to buy and sell parts, equipment, and services. ILS employs state-of-the-art technology to ensure rapid information distribution with maximum security.
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closed 10/31/2018 via BNC Analysis

Hearst Connecticut Media Group, purchased 7 Weekly Newspapers from HAN Network

synopsis: Hearst Connecticut Media Group, a media company comprised of newspapers and websites, has acquired 7 weekly newspapers from Hersam Acorn Newspapers (HAN Network), a traditional and new media firm. The papers include The Ridgefield Press, The Wilton Bulletin, New Canaan Advertiser, The Darien Times, The Shelton Herald, and The Milford Mirror.
buyer parent: The Hearst Corporation
buyer: Hearst Connecticut Media Group
Hearst Connecticut Media Group is a media company comprised of eight daily newspapers, 20 weekly newspapers, and 21 websites. Their portfolio includes The News-Times in Danbury, Stamford Advocate, Darien News, Fairfield Citizen, Westport News, CTHouseHunter.com, InGearCT.com, and more. "
seller: HAN Network
The 7 weekly papers include The Ridgefield Press, The Wilton Bulletin, New Canaan Advertiser, The Darien Times, The Shelton Herald, The Trumbull Times and The Milford Mirror. The papers belong to Hersam Acorn Newspapers (HAN Network), a traditional and new media firm.
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closed 6/14/2018 via PE Hub

Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking, The Hearst Corporation, acquired Slickdeals, LLC

synopsis: Warburg Pincus has sold Slickdeals to West Street Capital Partners VII, a fund managed by the Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division and Hearst. Slickdeals is the leading online deal community, where 10 million users interact to share the most up-to-date information on online shopping deals and coupons.
buyer: The Hearst Corporation
buyer: Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking
West Street Capital Partners VII is a fund managed by Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division, the primary center for the Goldman Sachs' long-term principal investing activity. Hearst is one of the nation’s largest diversified media, information and services companies with more than 360 businesses. "
target parent: Warburg Pincus
target: Slickdeals, LLC
Slickdeals is the leading online deal community, where 10 million users interact to share the most up-to-date information on online shopping deals and coupons. Through the power of crowdsourcing, Slickdeals has saved members over $5.5 billion by providing a forum for communication.
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closed 7/10/2018 via BusinessWire

Fitch Ratings Ltd., acquired Fulcrum Financial Data

synopsis: Fitch Group, a unit of Hearst, announced it has completed its acquisition of Fulcrum Financial Data, a leading provider of leveraged finance and distressed debt analysis, news and data, from Leeds Equity Partners. Fulcrum includes some of the market’s most influential financial news brands.
buyer parent: The Hearst Corporation
buyer: Fitch Ratings Ltd. (:$693.00)
Fitch Solutions is a world-leading provider of credit intelligence and the primary distributor of Fitch Ratings content. 90 percent of the world's leading financial institutions, multinational companies and consulting firms depend on Fitch content to inform their business decisions. "
target parent: Leeds Equity Partners
target: Fulcrum Financial Data
Fulcrum Financial Data is a leading provider of leveraged finance and distressed debt analysis, news and data. Fulcrum Financial Data includes some of the market’s most influential financial news brands including Covenant Review, LevFin Insights, CapitalStructure and PacerMonitor.
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closed 2/16/2018 via BusinessWire

Hearst Television Inc., acquired WCWG-TV

synopsis: Hearst has announced it has completed its acquisition of WCWG-TV from Lockwood Broadcast Group. The CW-affiliated television station serves North Carolina’s Piedmont Triad television market encompassing Greensboro, High Point and Winston-Salem.
buyer parent: The Hearst Corporation
buyer: Hearst Television Inc. (HTV:$0.00)
Hearst Television is a national multimedia company with operations serving nearly three dozen U.S. cities, reaching one out of every five U.S. households. It delivers local and national news, weather, information, sports and entertainment programming via every available content-delivery platform. "
target parent: Lockwood Broadcast Group
target: WCWG-TV
WCWG, virtual channel 20 (UHF digital channel 31), is a CW-affiliated television station licensed to Lexington, North Carolina and serving the Piedmont Triad region (Greensboro–Winston-Salem–High Point).
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closed 1/10/2018 via Company Press Release

Penguin Random House, purchased Trade-Book Publishing Assets from Rodale, Inc.

synopsis: Penguin Random House, the largest publishing group in the world, has purchased the trade-book publishing assets of Rodale Books from Rodale Inc., a global health and wellness content company. The asset includes over 100 frontlist and 2,000 backlist titles. The titles include books in the wellness, lifestyle, fitness, and cookbook categories.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
buyer: Penguin Random House
Penguin Random House, the largest publishing group in the world, is devoted to the goal of nurturing a universal passion for reading, bringing authors and their works in touch with readers across the globe. Penguin Random House is present on 5 continents with about 250 labels and independent brands."
seller parent: The Hearst Corporation
seller: Rodale, Inc.
The trade-book publishing assets of Rodale Books includes over 100 frontlist and 2,000 backlist titles. The titles include books in the wellness, lifestyle, fitness, and cookbook categories. The assets belong to Rodale Inc., a global health and wellness content company.
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The Hearst Corporation, acquired Rodale, Inc.

synopsis: Hearst and Rodale Inc. announced that Hearst has acquired the global health and wellness brands of Rodale, a global health and wellness content company. Rodale engages people globally through an array of products and services that include magazines, books, online, mobile, e-commerce, direct-to-consumer, social, video and events.
buyer: The Hearst Corporation
With 20 titles in the U.S., Hearst is the largest publisher of monthly magazines. Hearst Magazines’ print and digital assets reach nearly 123 million readers and site visitors each month. The company publishes close to 300 editions and 200 websites around the world. "
target: Rodale, Inc.
Rodale Inc. is a global health and wellness content company. With 100 editions in 67 countries, Rodale publishes the largest, most established health and wellness lifestyle brands, including Men’s Health, Prevention, Women’s Health, Runner’s World, Bicycling and Rodale’s Organic Life.
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closed 8/31/2017 via Company Press Release

Hearst Newspapers, purchased The Telegraph and Journal-Courier from Civitas Media, LLC

synopsis: Hearst, one of the nation's largest diversified media, information and services companies, announced that it has acquired The Telegraph and Journal-Courier from Civitas Media, LLC. The Telegraph and Journal-Courier are both daily newspapers located in Illinois.
buyer parent: The Hearst Corporation
buyer: Hearst Newspapers
Hearst Newspapers is the operating group responsible for Hearst’s newspapers, local digital marketing services businesses and directories. With more than 4,000 employees across the nation, Hearst Newspapers publishes 24 dailies and 64 weeklies. "
seller parent: Versa Capital Management
seller: Civitas Media, LLC
The acquisition includes The Telegraph and Journal-Courier from Civitas Media, LLC. The Telegraph and Journal-Courier are both daily newspapers located in Illinois.
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closed 6/5/2017 via Company Press Release

Hearst Newspapers, purchased Connecticut Print and Digital Assets from 21st Century Media, LLC

synopsis: Hearst announced that it has acquired the Connecticut print and digital assets of 21st Century Media Newspaper, LLC, a Digital First Media company. The acquisition includes three daily newspapers—New Haven Register, The Middletown Press and The Register Citizen—as well as eight weekly newspapers, niche publications and Connecticut Magazine.
buyer parent: The Hearst Corporation
buyer: Hearst Newspapers
Hearst Newspapers is the operating group responsible for Hearst’s newspapers, local digital marketing services businesses and directories. With more than 4,000 employees across the nation, Hearst Newspapers publishes 22 dailies and 64 weeklies. "
seller parent: Alden Global Capital
seller: 21st Century Media, LLC
The Connecticut Print and Digital Assets of 21st Century Media include three daily newspapers—New Haven Register, The Middletown Press and The Register Citizen—as well as eight weekly newspapers, niche publications and Connecticut Magazine.
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closed 3/16/2017 via BusinessWire

First DataBank, Inc., acquired Polyglot Systems, Inc.

synopsis: First Databank, Inc., the leading provider of drug and medical device knowledge that helps healthcare professionals make precise decisions, announced it has acquired Morrisville, North Carolina-based Polyglot Systems, Inc., creator of the Meducation product line of simplified patient medication instructions.
buyer parent: The Hearst Corporation
buyer: First DataBank, Inc.
First DataBank, Inc., part of the Hearst Health network, is the leading provider of drug and medical device knowledge that helps healthcare professionals make precise decisions. FDB enables their information system developer partners to deliver valuable, useful, and differentiated solutions. "
target: Polyglot Systems, Inc.
Polyglot Systems is an industry-leading provider of software-based communication solutions designed to reduce language barriers and improve medication literacy in health care. Their software is designed to improve patient understanding, thereby improving health and increasing patient satisfaction.
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closed 1/25/2017 via Company Press Release

The Hearst Corporation, acquired The Pioneer Group

synopsis: Hearst announced that it has acquired the business operations of The Pioneer Group. The Pioneer Group is a Michigan-based communications network that circulates print and digital news to local communities across the state. Pioneer publishes three weekly papers and four local shopper publications, and operates a digital marketing services business.
buyer: The Hearst Corporation
Hearst is one of the nation’s largest diversified media, information and services companies with more than 360 businesses. Its major interests include ownership in cable television networks; Hearst Health; 30 television stations; newspapers; more than 300 magazines; and more. "
target: The Pioneer Group
The Pioneer Group is a Michigan-based communications network that circulates print and digital news to local communities across the state. Pioneer also publishes three weekly papers and four local shopper publications, and operates a digital marketing business.
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closed 1/12/2017 via Company Press Release

MCG Health, LLC, acquired Work Loss Data Institute

synopsis: Hearst announced it has acquired Work-Loss Data Institute (WLDI), a leading provider of healthcare data and guidelines to the workers’ compensation industry. WLDI will become part of MCG Health—led by President and CEO Jon Shreve—a top provider of care management guidelines and software for health insurers and providers.
buyer parent: The Hearst Corporation
buyer: MCG Health, LLC
MCG Health, part of the Hearst Health network, helps healthcare organizations implement informed care strategies that proactively and efficiently move patients toward health. Their assessment of research and articles gives patients and providers the information they need to feel confident. "
target: Work Loss Data Institute
Work-Loss Data Institute (WLDI) is a clinical guideline development and claims analytics company, publisher of the ODG product line. ODG provides evidence-based decision support for managing medical treatment and other cases.
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announced 1/6/2017 via Company Press Release

Hearst Television Inc., will acquire Litton Entertainment

synopsis: Hearst Television, a company that owns and operates local television and radio stations, announced it has agreed to acquire a majority interest in Litton Entertainment, which produces more than 800 hours of Emmy award-winning scripted and unscripted programming for broadcast networks and station groups each year.
buyer parent: The Hearst Corporation
buyer: Hearst Television Inc. (HTV:$0.00)
Hearst Television is a national multimedia company with operations serving nearly three dozen U.S. cities, reaching one out of every five U.S. households. It delivers local and national news, weather, information, sports and entertainment programming via every available content-delivery platform. "
target: Litton Entertainment
Litton Entertainment is a leading producer and distributor of award-winning content that entertains and inspired hundreds of millions globally. They produce more than 800 hours of Emmy award-winning scripted and unscripted programming for broadcast networks and station groups each year.
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closed 12/7/2016 via PR Newswire

The Hearst Corporation, acquired CAMP Systems International, Inc.

synopsis: Hearst Corporation, one of the nation’s largest diversified media, information and services companies, acquired CAMP Systems International, Inc., the leading provider of aircraft maintenance tracking and information services. The acquisition will boost the storied media firm's investments in the transportation sector.
buyer: The Hearst Corporation
Hearst is one of the nation’s largest diversified media, information and services companies with more than 360 businesses. Its major interests include ownership in cable television networks; Hearst Health; 30 television stations; newspapers; more than 300 magazines; and more. "
target parent: GTCR, LLC
target: CAMP Systems International, Inc.
CAMP Systems International, Inc. is the leading provider of aircraft maintenance tracking and information services to business aviation globally. CAMP allows operators to enhance the safety of their aircraft and ensure its regulatory compliance and value preservation.
price ($mm)
$2,000
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closed 7/29/2016 via Company Press Release

The Hearst Corporation, acquired Houston Community Newspapers & Media Group

synopsis: Hearst announced that it has acquired the Houston Community Newspapers & Media Group. Houston Community Newspapers is a media group serving more than 25 local communities surrounding Houston’s greater metropolitan area with a total weekly print distribution of more than 520,000 and a digital reach of over 4 million per month.
buyer: The Hearst Corporation
Hearst is one of the nation’s largest diversified media, information and services companies with more than 360 businesses. Its major interests include ownership in cable television networks; Hearst Health; 30 television stations; newspapers; more than 300 magazines; and more. "
target parent: 10/13 Communications LLC
target: Houston Community Newspapers & Media Group
Houston Community Newspapers & Media Group serves more than 25 local communities surrounding Houston’s greater metropolitan area with a total weekly print distribution of more than 520,000 and a digital reach of over 4 million per month.
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announced 6/13/2016 via Market Wire

Hearst Health, will acquire MedHOK

synopsis: Hearst announced it has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Tampa-based MedHOK, Inc., a leading provider of software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions for health plans offered by insurance companies, health systems and companies that administer drug benefits. Upon completion of the transaction, MedHOK will become part of Hearst Health.
buyer parent: The Hearst Corporation
buyer: Hearst Health
Hearst Health is Hearst's healthcare information solutions group within its Business Media division. Hearst Health includes the market-leading companies FDB, Zynx Health, MCG and Homecare Homebase, and its solutions span the clinical, pharmacy, home and hospice care, and health insurance markets. "
target: MedHOK
MedHOK enables healthcare payers to ensure regulatory compliance and succeed in the emerging value-based reimbursement model. Out-of-the-box compliant and proactively updated for Medicare, Medicaid, and Affordable Care Act regulations, MedHOK is a compliance powerhouse.
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announced 4/18/2016 via PR Newswire

The Hearst Corporation, Verizon Communications, will acquire Complex Media

synopsis: Complex, one of the fastest growing networks of sites focused on American popular culture, will be acquired by Verizon and Hearst in a 50/50 ownership structure. Rich Antoniello, Complex CEO & Co-Founder, will continue to lead the Company.
buyer: The Hearst Corporation
buyer: Verizon Communications (VZ:$131,087.00)
Verizon operates America's most reliable wireless network. The company also provides communications and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic network. Hearst is one of the nation’s largest diversified media, information and services companies with more than 360 businesses."
target: Complex Media
Complex Media is the premier multi-media platform for young males, featuring a network of entertainment, sports and lifestyle properties, and a flagship site, Complex.com, which is the online hub of Complex magazine.
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closed 3/16/2016 via BusinessWire

Markit Group Ltd., purchased CDS Pricing Service from Fitch Solutions

synopsis: Markit, a leading global provider of financial information services, announced it has acquired the credit default swap pricing service of Fitch Solutions. A credit default swap is a particular type of swap designed to transfer the credit exposure of fixed income products between two or more parties.
buyer: Markit Group Ltd. (MRKT:$1,129.70)
Markit is a leading global diversified provider of financial information services. They provide products that enhance transparency, reduce risk and improve operational efficiency. Their customers include banks, central banks, regulators, auditors, fund administrators and insurance companies. "
seller parent: The Hearst Corporation
seller: Fitch Solutions
Fitch Solutions provides a credit default swap (CDS) pricing service. A credit default swap is a particular type of swap designed to transfer the credit exposure of fixed income products between two or more parties.
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closed 1/4/2016 via Company Press Release

Kubra, acquired iFactor

synopsis: Kubra has acquired iFactor, a customer communication solution provider offering automated alerts, preference management, mobile applications, industry-leading outage communications and customer-facing mapping technology to the utility industry. The acquisition strengthens and expands Kubra's customer interaction management solution set.
buyer parent: The Hearst Corporation
buyer: Kubra
Kubra provides customer interaction management solutions to some of the largest utility, insurance, financial services, government, healthcare, and communication companies. Their solutions include document print and mailing, e-billing and self-service, document management, and payment solutions. "
target: iFactor
iFactor develops software products and delivers complete communication solutions for the utility sector. iFactor’s products and solutions enable utilities to leverage connected technologies such as the web, mobile web, and smartphones to interact with their customers.
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closed 3/19/2015 via Market Wire

Black Book, acquired Canadian Black Book

synopsis: Black Book, a leading provider of electronic data and insight to the automotive industry, announced the completion of its transaction to acquire William Ward Publishing, the exclusive distributor of Canadian Black Book vehicle values.
buyer parent: The Hearst Corporation
buyer: Black Book
Black Book® is best known in the Automotive Industry for providing timely, independent, and accurate vehicle pricing information. Black Book data is published daily by National Auto Research, a division of Hearst Business Media, and is available to industry qualified users . "
target: Canadian Black Book
William Ward Publishing was founded in 1961. Ward established the company to distribute Canadian Black Book used vehicle values, which are based on actual Canadian market transactions.
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closed 6/20/2005 via Company Press Release

eFunds Corporation, acquired India Switch Company

synopsis: eFunds Corporation, a leading provider of risk management, electronic payments and global outsourcing solutions, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of current ATM managed services and payments processing interests of the India Switch Company.
buyer: eFunds Corporation
eFunds Corporation provides risk management, electronic payment, and outsourcing solutions worldwide. It operates in three segments: US Payments, US Risk Management, and International. "
target: India Switch Company
ISC operates India's Bancs and Bancs interchange networks in India and also provides outsourced ATM management services to banks in 20 cities around the country. The firm has operating centres in Mumbai and Chennai.
price ($mm)
$23
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closed 1/12/2005 via Company Press Release

First Data Corporation, purchased FinecoBank S.p.A. from Capitalia Group

synopsis: First Data Corp., a global leader in electronic commerce and payment services, today announced it has completed the acquisition of the credit card processing business unit of FinecoBank S.p.A., part of Capitalia Group. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer: First Data Corporation (FDC:$8,679.00)
First Data Corp. is a leading provider of electronic commerce and payment solutions for businesses worldwide. First Data powers the global economy by making it easy, fast and secure for people and businesses around the world to buy goods and services using virtually any form of payment. "
seller: Capitalia Group
Capitalia Group - the new name of Bancaroma Group - formed from the combination of certain major Italian banking players (Banca di Roma, Bipop Carire and Banco di Sicilia), which decided to integrate their traditional banking business, and enhance their respective activities focusing on investment m
price ($mm)
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closed 10/16/2019 via Company Press Release

C2FO, acquired Priority Vendor Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: C2FO, the world’s largest provider of working capital solutions, has cemented its position in India by acquiring Priority Vendor, the country’s largest early payment platform. With the combination of C2FO and Priority Vendor, Indian suppliers will receive a continuous flow of capital at costs lower than traditional financing alternatives.
buyer: C2FO
C2FO, the world's market for working capital and risk-free profit, is the only working capital exchange that allows companies to optimize their working capital positions in a live marketplace environment. "
target: Priority Vendor Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
As India’s largest dynamic discounting platform, Priority Vendor provides working capital solutions to Corporates and their Suppliers of raw material, packing material, transportation, and other services to unlock value out of the existing supply chain.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/14/2019 via BNC Analysis

CapitalTech, acquired Konsigue

synopsis: CapitalTech, a Mexican fintech company, has acquired Konsigue, an online community that has come to revolutionize the financial system in Mexico. It is the first financial factoring platform with collective funding.
buyer: CapitalTech
CapitalTech is the first Mexican financial institution specialized in the immediate injection of resources to the treasuries of importing, exporting and / or foreign exchange companies through access to credit and factoring. "
target: Konsigue
Konsigue is an online community that has come to revolutionize the financial system in Mexico. It is the first financial factoring platform with collective funding.
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closed 7/29/2019 via BusinessWire

Certify, Inc./Chrome River, acquired Emburse

synopsis: Certify, Inc./Chrome River, the largest independent portfolio of travel, expense and payment solutions, announces the acquisition of Emburse, a leading startup provider of virtual and physical cards for business expenses and vendor payments that provides virtual and physical credit cards with built in spend enforcement and expense reconciliation.
buyer parent: K1 Investment Management
buyer: Certify, Inc./Chrome River
Certify, Inc./Chrome River is an independent provider of travel, expense and payment solutions. With spend management applications such as real-time expense reporting, integrated travel booking, time tracking, and accounts payable automation, they have transformed how organizations manage spending. "
target: Emburse
Emburse alleviates major pain points experienced in all businesses by providing virtual and physical credit cards with built in spend enforcement and expense reconciliation. Cards can be restricted based on budgets, merchant categories or individual merchant IDs, and even specific hours of the day.
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closed 6/5/2019 via Company Press Release

Bank Frick, acquired Tradico

synopsis: Bank Frick, an enterprising bank which offers a range of services designed for financial intermediaries, has acquired Tradico, a platform that finance the inventory of their customers and pay the suppliers. Their customers gain time to settle the bill while they act as the middlemen of these transactions.
buyer: Bank Frick
Bank Frick is an enterprising bank which offers a range of services designed for financial intermediaries. The Bank has a wealth of expertise in the area of tailored fund solutions and specialises in cutting-edge blockchain banking services. "
target: Tradico
Based in Liechtenstein, Tradico is a platform that finance the inventory of their customers and pay the suppliers. Their customers gain time to settle the bill while they act as the middlemen of these transactions.
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closed 3/7/2019 via BNC Analysis

Downing LLP, acquired Funding Empire Limited

synopsis: Downing LLP, an FCA authorized and regulated investment manager in the UK, has acquired Funding Empire, an online funding platform in the UK. Funding Empire connects new and existing businesses seeking loans, with individuals who want to lend their money out and get better returns.
buyer: Downing LLP
Downing LLP is a UK-based company that designs & manages investment products that help investors look after their financial wellbeing, while their investment partnerships support businesses in their ambitions. Downing has helped raised over £1.7 billion into businesses that make a difference. "
target: Funding Empire Limited
Funding Empire is an online platform in the UK that connects new and existing businesses seeking loans, with individuals who want to lend their money out and get better returns. Funding Empire allows businesses to borrow between £5,000 and £100,000, for a period of anywhere between 6 and 60 months.
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announced 12/20/2018 via GlobeNewswire

AppTech Corp, will acquire eXPO, Inc.

synopsis: AppTech Corp., a FinTech company announced that it will acquire Alliance Financial Network, Inc dba eXPO. eXPO is a consumer, business, government membership-facing portal that is delivered as a mobile and internet-based application. eXPO members can pay for services and products as well as pay employees, vendors and taxes through the eXPO network.
buyer: AppTech Corp (APCX:$0.01)
AppTech is a FinTech company with a foundation in electronic processing and merchant services. They provide digital marketing, software development, app and website development, website hosting, IT support, robust cloud computing & payment processing for brick-and-mortar, e-commerce, and ACH. "
target: eXPO, Inc.
eXPO™ is a consumer, business, and government membership-facing portal that is delivered as a mobile and Internet-based application. As a FinTech solution, eXPO members can pay for services and products, pay employees and vendors, and even pay taxes electronically through the eXPO network.
price ($mm)
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announced 10/10/2018 via Company Press Release

Circle Internet Financial, will acquire SeedInvest

synopsis: Circle, a global crypt finance company, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire SeedInvest, an equity crowdfunding industry leader and an SEC and FINRA registered Broker-Dealer. SeedInvest provides investors with access to highly ­vetted startup investment opportunities.
buyer: Circle Internet Financial
Founded in 2013, Circle is a global crypt finance company built on blockchain technology, powered by crypto assets, and dedicated to helping people everywhere create and share value. Through their app, Circle Pay, Circle makes sending money around the world free and easy using blockchain technology."
target: SeedInvest
SeedInvest is a leading equity crowdfunding platform that connects investors with high-quality startups. SeedInvest provides investors with access to highly ­vetted startup investment opportunities.
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closed 9/12/2018 via BNC Analysis

Tuxedo Money Solutions merged with Payment Cloud Technologies,

synopsis: International fintech specialists Payment Cloud Technologies and Tuxedo Money Solutions have merged to form Omnio Group, a market leading provider of cloud-based banking and payment services.
buyer: Payment Cloud Technologies
Payment Cloud Technologies is a leading provider of products via cards, mobile and virtual platforms. PCT is able to offer a range of flexible solutions from their off the shelf products suitable for smaller scale operations to fully branded, bespoke cards for those wanting a tailored solution. "
target: Tuxedo Money Solutions
Since 2006, Tuxedo Money Solutions has been at the forefront of the e-money revolution, developing smart solutions that enable clients to raise their brand awareness, increase retention and create new income streams.
price ($mm)
$81
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/3/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Vogogo, acquired Crypto 205 Inc.

synopsis: Vogogo Inc. announced that it has completed the acquisition of Crypto 205 Inc. Based in Canada, Crypto 205 is currently engaged in the business of mining for cryptocurrencies for its own account, as a service for third party customers and within mining pools, together with corresponding support services.
buyer: Vogogo
Vogogo provided web-based payment processing and related transaction risk services focused on cryptocurrency transactions. The Company owns certain rights and software for payment processing and transaction risk management services. "
target: Crypto 205 Inc.
Based in Canada, Crypto 205 is engaged in the business of mining for cryptocurrencies for its own account, as a service for third party customers and within mining pools, together with corresponding support services. They operate 2,625 cryptocurrency mining rigs, along with supporting equipment.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/28/2016 via BNC Analysis

GLI Finance, will acquire FundingKnight

synopsis: GLI Finance agreed to acquire the respective entire issued share capitals of Funding Knight Limited (FKH) along with FKH's other subsidiaries. FundingKnight is an established crowdlender, blending modern finance with traditional values.
buyer: GLI Finance (AIM:GLIF:$10.79)
GLI Finance Limited (AIM: GLIF) originates and invests in loans, providing finance to small and medium sized businesses in the US and UK. GLI has invested in nineteen alternative finance platforms – all focused on the Small & Medium Enterprise segment. "
target: FundingKnight
FundingKnight is an established crowdlender, blending modern finance with traditional values. Run by a management team with a strong background in financial services, they launched their business in 2012. They enable investors to lend directly to British businesses, at a rate that works for both.
price ($mm)
$1.02*
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.6x
EV / EBITDA
announced 5/12/2016 via BusinessWire

Indiegogo, Inc., will acquire Celery

synopsis: Indiegogo, the global crowdfunding platform, announced that the company has entered into an agreement to strategically partner with and acquire assets of Celery, a San Francisco-based technology company helping businesses of all sizes take pre-orders, crowdfund independently, and to continue selling before and after items are in-stock.
buyer: Indiegogo, Inc.
Indiegogo is the place for entrepreneurial projects to move quickly from concept to market, amplified by a community of backers who believe the world benefits when every idea gets an equal shot at success. Indiegogo empowers people around the world to fund what matters to them. "
target: Celery
Celery is a San Francisco-based technology company helping businesses of all sizes take pre-orders, crowdfund independently, and to continue selling before and after items are in-stock.
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announced 5/6/2015 via BNC Analysis

Lanzanos S.L. will be merged with Loogic,

synopsis: Loogic, an internet business blog, has acquired Lánzanos, an online platform which provides start ups sponsors to support their businesses. Since 2005, Loogic has published news about Internet startups in the Spain and Latin America sectors.
buyer: Loogic
Loogic.com is an internet business blog. Since 2005, it has published news about Internet startups in the Spain and Latin America sectors. "
target: Lanzanos S.L.
Lanzanos S.L. operates an online platform which provides start ups sponsors to support their businesses. The company is based in Ciudad Real, Spain.
price ($mm)
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announced 12/24/2014 via Company Press Release

The Hearst Corporation, will acquire Fitch Ratings Ltd.

synopsis: Hearst Corporation announced that it will purchase from Fimalac S.A. an additional 30 percent interest in global ratings agency Fitch Group, bringing Hearst's equity interest to 80 percent. Fimalac will retain a 20 percent equity interest in Fitch Group.
buyer: The Hearst Corporation
Hearst Corporation is one of the nation's largest diversified media and information companies. Its major interests include ownership of 15 daily and 36 weekly newspapers, including the Houston Chronicle, San Francisco Chronicle, San Antonio Express-News and Albany Times Union. "
target parent: Fimalac SA
target: Fitch Ratings Ltd. (:$693.00)
Dual-headquartered in New York and London with over 50 offices worldwide, Fitch Ratings is a global rating agency dedicated to providing value beyond the rating through independent and prospective credit opinions, research and data.
price ($mm)
$1,965*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/3/2014 via Market Wire

The Hearst Corporation, acquired Kubra

synopsis: Hearst Corporation, one of the nation's largest diversified media and information companies, announced the acquisition of an 80 percent stake in KUBRA Data Transfer Ltd., a leading provider of digital bill delivery and payment services with offices across North America.
buyer: The Hearst Corporation
Hearst Corporation is one of the nation's largest diversified media and information companies. Its major interests include ownership of 15 daily and 36 weekly newspapers, including the Houston Chronicle, San Francisco Chronicle, San Antonio Express-News and Albany Times Union. "
target: Kubra
KUBRA provides customer interaction management solutions to some of the largest utility, insurance, government, financial services, healthcare and communication companies across North America.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 9/13/2011 via PR Newswire

Mobile Interactive Group, acquired Zaypay International B.V.

synopsis: Global mobile and digital technology business Mobile Interactive Group announced the acquisition of Zaypay International B.V. Based in the Netherlands, Zaypay is a profitable mobile micropayments business that launched in 2006. It provides secure micropayment solutions to global customers through one secure easy to use platform.
buyer: Mobile Interactive Group
Mobile Interactive Group is a leading mobile and digital communications business engaged in advertising, marketing, billing, messaging, technology and services provision, multi channel digital solutions, internet publishing, experiential design and application development. "
target: Zaypay International B.V.
Based in the Netherlands, Zaypay International B.V. is a profitable mobile micropayments business that launched in 2006. Zaypay makes international micropayments through SMS/text-messages, phone calls and other alternative payment methods simple.
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closed 7/11/2011 via BusinessWire

Evolution Benefits merged with Lighthouse1,

synopsis: Evolution Benefits and Lighthouse1 have completed merging their companies to create Evolution1. Evolution1 offers the nation’s most comprehensive electronic payment, on-premise and cloud computing solutions for the administration of flexible spending accounts (FSAs), health savings accounts (HSAs), etc.
buyer: Lighthouse1
Lighthouse1 the nation’s largest web-based healthcare solution that manages HSAs, HRAs, FSAs, and Transit Plans. It is the only solution available that meets more than 1,100 unique benefit plan designs, simplifies the user experience, and satisfies workflow management needs. "
target parent: Genstar Capital LLC
target: Evolution Benefits
Evolution Benefits™, Inc. is the industry leader in innovative electronic payment solutions for the employee benefits market since 2001. Its principal products are the Benny™ benefits debit card and the PayDirect® software suite.
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closed 10/28/2010 via Market Wire

Flint Telecom Group, Inc, acquired Power2Process Inc.

synopsis: Flint Telecom Group, Inc., an International telecoms technology and services organization, announced that it has acquired the entire issued capital of the debit card company -- Ingedigit International Inc. -- and the financial transaction processing company -- Gotham Ingedigit Financial Processing Corp. d.b.a. Power2Process.
buyer: Flint Telecom Group, Inc
Flint Telecom Group Inc. is a fast growing Telecoms Technology Organization with a portfolio of companies that deliver next-generation IP communications Products and Services. "
target: Power2Process Inc.
Gotham Ingedigit Financial Processing Corp., which will be renamed as Power2Process Inc., is an advanced financial transaction processing and technology company. Ingedigit International Inc. is an independent sales organization offering International pre-paid debit card services.
price ($mm)
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cancelled 9/29/2011 via Capital IQ

Payment Data Systems, Inc., cancelled an acquisition of Electronic Recovery Systems LLC

synopsis: Payment Data Systems, Inc. an integrated electronic payments solutions provider, has cancelled its acquisition of the assets of Electronic Recovery Systems LLC. Electronic Recovery Systems offers a variety of world-class Automated Clearing House (ACH) processing solutions.
buyer: Payment Data Systems, Inc. (PYDS:$11.66)
Payment Data Systems is an integrated payment solutions provider to merchants and billers. The organization provides an extensive set of products to deliver world-class payment acceptance. Payment Data has solutions for merchants, billers, banks, service bureaus and card issuers. "
target: Electronic Recovery Systems LLC
Electronic Recovery Systems LLC (ERS) offers a variety of world-class Automated Clearing House (ACH) processing solutions, including Return Check Services, Electronic Check Conversion, Consolidated Returns, Check Guarantee, and Check Verification.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
$0
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
0.0x

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Ticker: TSE:4298
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Proto Corp.
Proto Corporation provides information about new and pre-owned cars, motorcycles, and parts through magazines and the Internet. The Company also provides information such as restaurants, golf courses, and ski resorts.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$565.16
EBITDA ($mm)
$58.52
EBIT ($mm)
$46.58
Net Income ($mm)
$44.31
Employees
1455
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Ticker: CARG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CarGurus
CarGurus is a global, online automotive marketplace connecting buyers and sellers of cars. The company uses proprietary technology, search algorithms and data analytics to bring trust and transparency to the automotive search experience and help users find great deals from top-rated dealers.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$418.67
EBITDA ($mm)
$13.92
EBIT ($mm)
$9.03
Net Income ($mm)
$49.32
Employees
549
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Ticker: TRUE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TrueCar, Inc.
TrueCar, Inc.
TrueCar, Inc. is a digital automotive marketplace that provides comprehensive pricing transparency about what other people paid for their cars and enables consumers to engage with TrueCar Certified Dealers who are committed to providing a superior purchase experience.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$358.09
EBITDA ($mm)
($22.37)
EBIT ($mm)
($29.35)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
773
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Ticker: ASX:CAR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Carsales.com Ltd.
Carsales.com Ltd.
Carsales.com Ltd is the largest online automotive, motorcycle and marine classifieds business in Australia. Attracting more Australians interested in buying or selling cars, motorcycles, trucks, caravans and boats than any other classified group of websites.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$281.07
EBITDA ($mm)
$128.71
EBIT ($mm)
$125.79
Net Income ($mm)
$82.69
Employees
394
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Ticker: ABTL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Autobytel Inc.
Autobytel Inc.
Autobytel pioneered online car buying and has grown to become one of the most influential automotive consumer websites today. Autobytel has also received numerous industry accolades for providing high quality leads and a full range of marketing services to dealers and manufacturers.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$110.04
EBITDA ($mm)
$9.22
EBIT ($mm)
$6.71
Net Income ($mm)
$3.89
Employees
148
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Ticker: TC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TuanChe Limited
TuanChe Limited
TuanChe is an omni-channel automotive marketplace in China. TuanChe connects consumers with various industry players such as automakers, dealers and other automotive service providers. TuanChe has achieved rapid growth in its business by integrating its online platforms with offline sales events.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$99.38
EBITDA ($mm)
($12.59)
EBIT ($mm)
($12.74)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
833
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Ticker: SMAA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SMA Alliance, LLC
SMA Alliance, LLC
SMA Alliance, LLC, provides marketing and advertising solutions. It operates as an e-marketing and Internet focused lead generator. The company provides buying demand to automobile retailers on a daily basis through application of proprietary technology and managed systems.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$2.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.50
EBIT ($mm)
$1.50
Net Income ($mm)
$1.40
Employees
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Ticker: TSE:3674
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aucfan Co., Ltd.
Aucfan Co., Ltd.
Aucfan Co. Ltd. is Japan’s largest online auction price comparison and search website. aucfan.com allows users to compare, search, and analyze online auction and ecommerce product and price information, as well as to see the prices and numbers of transactions for products traded in the past.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$39.08
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.02
EBIT ($mm)
$1.28
Net Income ($mm)
$1.01
Employees
120
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Ticker: CG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Carlyle Group
Carlyle Group
The Carlyle Group is a global alternative asset manager with $193 billion of assets under management across 128 funds and 159 fund of funds vehicles as of June 30, 2015. Carlyle’s purpose is to invest wisely and create value on behalf of its investors, many of whom are public pensions.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,068.40
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,458.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,400.50
Net Income ($mm)
$379.10
Employees
0
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Ticker: TSXV:QOP.P
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quinsam Capital Corporation
Quinsam Capital Corporation
Quinsam Capital Corporation is a merchant bank based in Canada and operating internationally. Their merchant banking business encompasses a range of activities including acquisitions, advisory services, lending activities and portfolio investments.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.06)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: XTRA:ARL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aareal Bank AG
Aareal Bank Group, headquartered in Wiesbaden, Germany, is one of the leading international property specialists. With a staff comprising employees from 30 nations, it is represented across three continents: Europe, North America and Asia.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$788.51
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$237.33
Employees
2464
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Ticker: FMD
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
First Marblehead
First Marblehead
First Marblehead helps meet the need for education financing by offering national and regional financial institutions and educational institutions the Monogram(SM) platform, an integrated suite of design, implementation and credit risk management services.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$50.38
EBITDA ($mm)
($33.04)
EBIT ($mm)
($38.22)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
285
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Ticker: BAC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bank of America Corporation
Bank of America Corporation
Bank of America is one of the world's largest financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small and middle market businesses and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk-management products and services.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
$150,450.00
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$6,276.00
Employees
285822
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Ticker: MS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley is a leading global financial services firm providing investment banking, securities, wealth management and investment management services. With offices in more than 43 countries, the Firm's employees serve clients worldwide including corporations, governments and individuals.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$39,316.00
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$8,509.00
Employees
60469
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Ticker: TSE:8591
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ORIX Corporation
ORIX Corporation
ORIX Corporation is an integrated financial services group based in Tokyo, Japan, providing innovative value-added products and services to both corporate and retail customers.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$21,958.75
EBITDA ($mm)
$5,898.07
EBIT ($mm)
$3,691.53
Net Income ($mm)
$2,424.45
Employees
31035
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Ticker: LSE:VTBR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
VTB Group
VTB Group
VTB Group is a global provider of financial services, comprised of over 20 credit institutions and financial companies operating across all key areas of the financial markets. VTB Group operates a large international network, offering a comprehensive range of services in more than 20 countries.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$8,371.11
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$2,741.19
Employees
96957
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Ticker: FITB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fifth Third Bancorp
Fifth Third Bancorp
Fifth Third Bancorp is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Company has $112 billion in assets and operates 16 affiliates with 1,311 full-service Banking Centers, including 103 Bank Mart locations.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$6,594.00
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$1,576.00
Employees
20798
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Ticker: SIVB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Silicon Valley Bank
Silicon Valley Bank helps innovative companies and their investors move bold ideas forward, fast. They provide a full range of financial services to companies of all sizes in innovation centers around the world.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$2,387.31
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$824.79
Employees
2836
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Ticker: ETFC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
E-Trade Financial Corp.
E-Trade Financial Corp.
The E*Trade Financial family of companies provide financial services including brokerage, banking and lending for retail, corporate and institutional customers.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$1,989.00
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$222.00
Employees
3588
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Ticker: MGI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MoneyGram International, Inc.
MoneyGram International, Inc.
MoneyGram, a leading money transfer company, provides essential services to consumers who are not fully served by traditional financial institutions. MoneyGram offers worldwide money transfer services in more than 200 countries and territories through a global network of 345,000 agent locations.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$1,516.10
EBITDA ($mm)
$278.80
EBIT ($mm)
$176.90
Net Income ($mm)
$110.50
Employees
2590
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Old Mutual plc
Old Mutual plc
Old Mutual plc is an international savings and wealth management company based in the UK. The group has a balanced portfolio of businesses offering asset management, life assurance, banking and general insurance services in 34 countries, primarily South Africa, Europe and the United States.
year
1998
rev ($mm)
$961.90
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$78.50
Employees
2250
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Ticker: SE:IJ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Intrum Justitia
Intrum Justitia is Europe’s leading Credit Management Services group and offers services designed to measurably improve clients’ cash flow and long-term profitability including purchase of receivables. They offer a complete range of services covering their clients’ entire credit management chain.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
$577.07
EBITDA ($mm)
$118.66
EBIT ($mm)
$95.61
Net Income ($mm)
$61.58
Employees
3064
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Ticker: DB:HYQ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hypoport Group
The Hypoport Group is a technology-based financial service provider. Its business model is based on its three mutually supporting business units: Private Clients, Financial Service Providers, and Institutional Clients. All three units are engaged in the distribution of financial services.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$321.22
EBITDA ($mm)
$38.18
EBIT ($mm)
$33.70
Net Income ($mm)
$25.71
Employees
1576
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