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closed 9/5/2018 via PR Newswire

Seven Stars Cloud, acquired Grapevine

synopsis: Seven Stars Cloud Group, Inc., a leading global fintech and asset digitization services company, has acquired Grapevine Logic Inc., an influencer marketing platform. Grapevine's workflow management software, proprietary tracking and analytics measures direct response and conversion rates from promotional content on YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram.
buyer: Seven Stars Cloud (IDEX:$218.76)
Seven Stars Cloud (SSC) is a global fintech and asset digitization services company focused on digital asset production and distribution. SSC is bringing transparency, efficiency, and ownership paradigms to markets including finance, commodities/energy, vertical industry/supply chain and consumer. "
target: Grapevine
Grapevine is the world's leading end-to-end influencer marketing platform that enables collaboration between advertisers and social media content creators to produce promotional content at scale. The Grapevine network includes more than 177,000 creators with more than 6 billion monthly views.
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closed 10/9/2019 via BNC Analysis

TalentMedia, acquired Gamellon Sp. z o.o.

synopsis: TalentMedia, a Polish company that advises brands on how to create effective Online Video Campaigns, has acquired Gamellon, a YouTube Partner Network in Poland focused on supporting YouTube gaming creators. Gamellon helps content creators to connect with new audiences and increase their reach.
buyer parent: Mediacap SA
buyer: TalentMedia
TalentMedia is a Polish company that advises brands on how to create effective Online Video Campaigns. They help content creators all over the world make their first steps on Youtube. Talentmedia combines creativity, the art of storytelling and optimization for platforms which are always changing. "
target: Gamellon Sp. z o.o.
Gamellon is a YouTube Partner Network in Poland focused on supporting YouTube gaming creators. Gamellon helps content creators to connect with new audiences and increase their reach. Their partner network enables advertisers to showcase brands in an interesting and original manner.
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closed 4/26/2019 via BNC Analysis

RevoTech merged with Echo Myanmar,

synopsis: Domestic PR firm Echo Myanmar has merged with digital marketing agency RevoTech to create ERA Myanmar, one of the country's largest marcomms agencies. Revo is a full-service digital agency specializing in social media management, media planning and distribution, influencer marketing and everything in between.
buyer: Echo Myanmar
Echo Myanmar is a PR firm for the top organizations in Myanmar, the region or the world. Their business is corporate and brand reputation, engagement and experience. They specialize in reputation management, PR, social and digital media, influencer management and more. "
target: RevoTech
Revo is a full-service digital agency specializing in social media management, media planning and distribution, influencer marketing and everything in between. They are based in Myanmar.
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closed 3/26/2019 via BusinessWire

Duncan Channon, acquired A2G

synopsis: Award-winning independent creative agency Duncan Channon announced the acquisition of A2G, an award-winning social, digital and experiential marketing agency made up of a diverse group of social strategists who instinctively understand the digital landscape.
buyer: Duncan Channon
Duncan Channon is an independent, integrated advertising and design agency based in San Francisco. The agency’s philosophy of guanxi, the belief that clients and staff, brands and customers all win when they build real, trusting relationships, underpins a specialty in re-launching brands. "
target: A2G
Founded in 2005, A2G is an award-winning social, digital and experiential marketing agency made up of a diverse group of social strategists who instinctively understand the digital landscape.
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closed 3/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

AnyMind Group, acquired Moindy Digital

synopsis: AnyMind Group, an AI solutions provider, has acquired a majority stake in Moindy Digital from TV Thunder Pcl, a television content producer and provider in Thailand. Moindy Digital is Thailand's #1 Multi Channel Network (MCN). Moindy manages celebrities, musicians, Youtubers, and influencers accounts that have over 300 million viewers.
buyer: AnyMind Group
AnyMind Group is an AI solutions provider across the advertising, marketing and human resource industries. AnyMind Group aims to power businesses and professionals with a suite of AI-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions, enabling them to easily achieve greater scale and efficiency. "
target parent: TV Thunder Pcl
target: Moindy Digital
Moindy Digital is Thailand's #1 Multi Channel Network (MCN). Moindy manages celebrities, musicians, Youtubers, and influencers accounts that have over 300 million viewers. Moindy has over 500 YouTube and LINE TV channels within its network, with a reach of more than 30,000,000 subscribers.
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closed 3/20/2019 via Company Press Release

TalentMedia, acquired LifeTube

synopsis: TalentMedia, a Polish company that advises brands on how to create effective Online Video Campaigns, acquired LifeTube, a Polish specialized influencer marketing and YouTube content network.
buyer: TalentMedia
TalentMedia is a Polish company that advises brands on how to create effective Online Video Campaigns. They help content creators all over the world make their first steps on Youtube. Talentmedia combines creativity, the art of storytelling and optimization for platforms which are always changing. "
target: LifeTube
LifeTube is a Polish specialized influencer marketing and YouTube content network. It currently has 500 video creators with a total of over 85 million subscribers. LifeTube manages top influencers - YouTube stars - and creates channels for brands, enabling them to build their own audience.
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closed 3/5/2019 via BusinessWire

Accenture Interactive, acquired Hjaltelin Stahl

synopsis: Accenture has completed the acquisition of Hjaltelin Stahl, a leading Danish creative agency, known for its ability to create unique and consistent cross-media experiences for its clients. They will become part of Accenture Interactive.
buyer parent: Accenture
buyer: Accenture Interactive
Accenture Interactive helps the world’s leading brands transform their customer experiences across the entire customer journey. Through their connected offerings in design, marketing, content and commerce, they create new ways to win in today’s experience-led economy. "
target: Hjaltelin Stahl
Hjaltelin Stahl, founded in 2003, is one of Denmark’s largest independent agencies by revenue. They specialize in Digital, Dialogue, Social and Advertising.
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announced 2/4/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Taptica, will acquire RhythmOne plc

synopsis: Taptica, a global leader in advertising technologies, announced the acquisition of RhythmOne, a tech-enabled digital media company that connects online audiences with brands through premium content across devices.
buyer: Taptica (AIM:TAP:$289.31)
Taptica is a publicly traded, global end-to-end mobile advertising platform that helps the world’s top brands reach their most valuable users with the widest range of traffic sources available today. "
target: RhythmOne plc (AIM:RTHM:$316.02)
RhythmOne is a tech-enabled digital media company that connects online audiences with brands through premium content across devices. Through its fully integrated programmatic platform, RhythmMax, the Company offers digital advertising inventory across owned, controlled and extended supply sources.
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$316
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closed 12/19/2018 via Company Press Release

Webedia SAS, acquired flow:fwd

synopsis: Webedia, a global media and technology company, specialized in the recreation and entertainment industries, has acquired flow:fwd GmbH, an influencer marketing and management agency that develops cross-platform campaigns and influencer strategies. The company was founded in 2015 and is based in Hamburg, Germany.
buyer parent: Fimalac SA
buyer: Webedia SAS
Webedia is a global media and technology company, specialized in the recreation and entertainment industries. Webedia targets a passionate audience by building a global network of unique talents, media brands, events and services within the entertainment and recreation industries. "
target: flow:fwd
flow:fwd GmbH, an influencer marketing and management agency, develops cross-platform campaigns and influencer strategies. The company was founded in 2015 and is based in Hamburg, Germany.
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closed 12/12/2018 via BNC Analysis

Project: WorldWide, acquired Darkhorse

synopsis: Project Worldwide, an independent, global network in service of creativity, has acquired Darkhorse, a New Zealand-based experiential agency. Darkhorse creates brand experiences that entertain and inspire. Darkhorse specializes in media communications, digital, brand activations, social media, influences, strategy, design and bespoke experiences.
buyer: Project: WorldWide
Project Worldwide is an independent, global network in service of creativity. With 2,200+ people in 46 offices, Project’s agencies make things that inspire people to participate and act on behalf of their clients’ brands. "
target: Darkhorse
Darkhorse is a New Zealand-based experiential agency. Darkhorse creates brand experiences that entertain and inspire. Darkhorse specializes in media communications, digital, brand activations, social media, influences, production, strategy, design and bespoke experiences.
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closed 11/27/2018 via PR Newswire

A.P. Keaton, acquired Meyvyn

synopsis: A.P. Keaton, an award-winning Long Island-based boutique marketing agency, announced that it has acquired Meyvyn, a full-service digital agency that provides marketing capabilities including social media content strategy and management, influencer outreach and brand partnership development and online advertising and analytics.
buyer: A.P. Keaton
A.P. Keaton is a New York-based full-service boutique marketing agency that works with top brands in a variety of categories, including adult beverage, hospitality, lifestyle, cannabusiness and more. "
target: Meyvyn
Meyvyn is a New York-based digital marketing agency that offers a wide range of niche digital marketing services, including social media content strategy and management, influencer outreach and brand partnerships and online advertising and analytics.
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announced 10/30/2018 via PR Newswire

Grey Group, will acquire Autumn Worldwide

synopsis: Grey Group, a WPP company, has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Autumn Worldwide, a leading independent social media and digital marketing agency, based in India. They provide a multitude of services, including digital & social media campaigns, influencer & blogger marketing, online reputation management, content marketing and more.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Grey Group
Grey Group, a subsidiary of WPP, ranks among the largest global communications companies.The agency serves a blue-chip client roster of many of the world's best known companies: Procter & Gamble, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, Canon, 3M and Boehringer Ingelheim. "
target: Autumn Worldwide
Autumn Worldwide is a leading independent social media and digital marketing agency, based in India. They provide a multitude of services, including digital & social media campaigns, influencer & blogger marketing, online reputation management, content marketing and more.
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closed 9/19/2018 via Company Press Release

M6 Publicité, acquired Ctzar | Sociaddict

synopsis: M6 Publicité, the advertising sales house of Groupe M6, has acquired a majority stake in Ctzar and its Sociaddict international network of over 15,000 influencers. Paris-based Ctzar | Sociaddict is comprised of Ctzar, an elite agency for tailor-made influence campaigns, and Sociaddict, an opt-in influencer platform.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
buyer: M6 Publicité
M6 Publicité is the advertising agency of Groupe M6. Since the launch of the channel in 1987, M6 Publicité accompanies the evolution of the M6 ​​Groupe and markets the advertising, sponsorship, special operations and licenses of the group's brands. "
target: Ctzar | Sociaddict
Paris-based Ctzar | Sociaddict is comprised of Ctzar, an elite agency for tailor-made influence campaigns, and Sociaddict, an opt-in influencer platform. Ctzar provides brand content, experience, ePR, brand ambassador and artistic collaboration.
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closed 9/5/2018 via PR Newswire

KWT Global, acquired Holmes PR

synopsis: KWT Global, a global brand strategy agency that provides marketing and communications services, has acquired Holmes PR, a communications agency in Canada. Holmes PR helps brands build successful PR campaigns using traditional and new media. Their services include public relations, creative strategy development, social media marketing, and more.
buyer parent: MDC Partners, Inc.
buyer: KWT Global
KWT Global is a global brand strategy agency that provides marketing and communications services. They synthesize the most impactful elements of PR, influencer engagement, social and digital media, and content marketing to help their clients identify and demonstrate their best 'selves.' "
target: Holmes PR
Holmes PR is a communications agency in Canada. Holmes PR helps brands build successful PR campaigns using traditional and new media. Their services include public/media relations, creative strategy development, social media marketing, video production, influencer engagement, and more.
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announced 8/13/2018 via BusinessWire

Veritone One, will acquire Performance Bridge Media

synopsis: Veritone One, a subsidiary of Veritone, Inc., announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Performance Bridge Media, a leading and long-standing podcast agency. Performance Bridge is a direct response, customer acquisition agency that focuses on utilizing various marketing channels for leading brands.
buyer parent: Veritone
buyer: Veritone One
Veritone One is a full-service advertising agency providing media planning, media buying and creative development across broadcast, digital and social media. Headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif., Veritone One is a subsidiary of Veritone, Inc. "
target: Performance Bridge Media
Performance Bridge is a direct response, customer acquisition agency that focuses on utilizing various marketing channels for leading brands.
price ($mm)
$6.00
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$4
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closed 7/18/2018 via Company Press Release

Endeavor, LLC, acquired Clifford French

synopsis: Endeavor, a global entertainment, sports, and fashion marketing agency, has acquired UK-based sport and entertainment communications agency Clifford French. Clifford French is a PR agency that delivers campaigns through sponsorship activation, talent and influencer marketing, digital and creative earned media news generation.
buyer parent: SilverLake
buyer: Endeavor, LLC
Endeavor is a global leader in entertainment, sports and fashion operating in more than 30 countries. Endeavor specializes in talent representation and management; brand strategy, activation and licensing; media production, sales and distribution; and event management. "
target: Clifford French
Based in the UK, Clifford French is a sport and entertainment communications agency. They are a PR agency that delivers campaigns through sponsorship activation, talent and influencer marketing, digital and creative earned media news generation.
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closed 7/11/2018 via BusinessWire

PowerReviews, Inc., acquired BzzAgent, Inc.

synopsis: PowerReviews, a global technology leader in reviews and user-generated social content to more than 1,000 brands and retailers, announced the acquisition of BzzAgent from dunnhumby. BzzAgent is a leading product sampling and influencer marketing company with more than 15 years of experience working with the world’s largest brands.
buyer: PowerReviews, Inc.
PowerReviews is the world's largest social commerce network. PowerReviews works with more than 1,000 global brands and retailers to collect and syndicate user-generated content and feedback such as reviews, Q&A, images, video and more. "
target parent: Tesco Stores Limited
target: BzzAgent, Inc.
BzzAgent is a social marketing company that accelerates word of mouth to drive sales. Powered by a network of over 800,000 Agents, BzzAgent creates measurable business results for marketers through an influential advocate network, a powerful engagement platform, and a proven analytics approach.
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closed 6/13/2018 via BNC Analysis

Shaka Sisulu, acquired Retroviral Digital Communications

synopsis: Shaka Sisulu, an entrepreneur and founder of digital and social media agency Plum, has acquired a 51% stake in Retroviral, a South African communications agency that creates online word of mouth spread for brands about their products and services using bespoke strategy, online videos, social media, and influencer marketing tactics.
buyer: Shaka Sisulu
Shaka Sisulu is an entrepreneur and the founder Plum, a digital and social media agency in South Africa. Shaka Sisulu is also a well-known media personality and has made investments in several businesses active in the commercial communications industry. "
target: Retroviral Digital Communications
Retroviral is a South African communications agency that helps brands enhance their presence on the web. They create online word of mouth spread for brands about their products and services using bespoke strategy, online video creation and seeding, social media, and influencer marketing tactics.
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closed 4/26/2018 via BusinessWire

aufeminin Group, acquired Ykone

synopsis: Groupe aufeminin, 1st creator of communities that provides an editorial and community-based offer covering mainly Fashion, Beauty, Parenthood, Cooking, News, Entertainment, announced the acquisition of a majority stake in Ykone, top player in influencer marketing for Fashion, Luxury, and Beauty brands.
buyer parent: Axel Springer SE
buyer: aufeminin Group (ENXTPA:FEM:$132.75)
aufeminin Group provides an editorial and community-based offer covering mainly Fashion, Beauty, Parenthood, Cooking, News, Entertainment. Their presence is gaining momentum on all platforms and strengthens its diversification strategy through ecommerce, programmatic and brand publishing pillars. "
target: Ykone
A World leader in Marketing Influence for Fashion, Luxury, and Beauty brands, Ykone has been accompanying brands in imagining, developing, and measuring their digital influencer strategies since 2008.
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closed 3/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

Social Chain, acquired Glow Media Group

synopsis: Social marketing agency The Social Chain Group has fully acquired influencer agency Glow. Glow is a talent management agency that represents leading social and traditional talent including YouTube creators, actors and presenters, Instagrammers and bloggers across the UK and Germany.
buyer: Social Chain
Social Chain is Europe's largest, and fastest growing Social Media and Influencer Marketing agency. They don't believe in traditional marketing, they believe in disruptive, internet - breaking social media. They are based in Manchester, UK. "
target: Glow Media Group
Glow is a talent management agency that represents leading social and traditional talent including YouTube creators, actors and presenters, Instagrammers and bloggers across the UK and Germany.
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closed 2/25/2019 via Company Press Release

Grapevine, acquired CommentsRadar

synopsis: Ideanomics, a global fintech advisory and Platform-as-a-Service company, has completed the purchase of various assets of SolidOpinion, Inc. Among the assets purchased is SolidOpinion's CommentsRadar technology and the supporting development team. The strategic acquisition is intended to be integrated into the Grapevine family.
buyer parent: Ideanomics
buyer: Grapevine
Grapevine is the world's leading end-to-end influencer marketing platform that enables collaboration between advertisers and social media content creators to produce promotional content at scale. The Grapevine network includes more than 177,000 creators with more than 6 billion monthly views. "
target parent: SolidOpinion, Inc.
target: CommentsRadar
CommentsRadar is a tool that indexes and analyzes the comments section of their client’s websites. Leading brands and publishers use this unique data to discover, engage, analyze and make smarter business decisions.
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closed 9/5/2018 via PR Newswire

Seven Stars Cloud, acquired Grapevine

synopsis: Seven Stars Cloud Group, Inc., a leading global fintech and asset digitization services company, has acquired Grapevine Logic Inc., an influencer marketing platform. Grapevine's workflow management software, proprietary tracking and analytics measures direct response and conversion rates from promotional content on YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram.
buyer: Seven Stars Cloud (IDEX:$218.76)
Seven Stars Cloud (SSC) is a global fintech and asset digitization services company focused on digital asset production and distribution. SSC is bringing transparency, efficiency, and ownership paradigms to markets including finance, commodities/energy, vertical industry/supply chain and consumer. "
target: Grapevine
Grapevine is the world's leading end-to-end influencer marketing platform that enables collaboration between advertisers and social media content creators to produce promotional content at scale. The Grapevine network includes more than 177,000 creators with more than 6 billion monthly views.
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closed 10/10/2017 via PR Newswire

Grapevine, acquired ReadyCart

synopsis: Grapevine, the world's leading end-to-end influencer marketing platform, announced that it has acquired ReadyCart, a turnkey affiliate shopping platform designed for YouTube creators. ReadyCart was started in 2013 as a way to help YouTube creators build content-specific shopping carts that feature products from their videos.
buyer: Grapevine
Grapevine is the world's leading end-to-end influencer marketing platform that enables collaboration between advertisers and social content creators to produce promotional content at scale. The Grapevine network includes more than 120,000 creators who generate more than 6 billion monthly views. "
target: ReadyCart
ReadyCart is an eCommerce enabling tool that is providing the bridge between content and commerce. ReadyCart was started in 2013 as a way to help YouTube creators build content-specific shopping carts that feature products from their videos.
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closed 7/11/2017 via PR Newswire

Grapevine, acquired SocMetrics, Inc.

synopsis: Grapevine, the world's leading end-to-end social media influencer marketing platform, announced that it has acquired the SocMetrics Influencer Platform, a topical influence scoring platform which monitors and ranks more than 1.2 million influencers on Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, and blogging platforms.
buyer: Grapevine
Grapevine is the world's leading end-to-end influencer marketing platform that enables collaboration between advertisers and social content creators to produce promotional content at scale. The Grapevine network includes more than 120,000 creators who generate more than 6 billion monthly views. "
target: SocMetrics, Inc.
SocMetrics is a topical influence scoring platform which monitors and ranks more than 1.2 million influencers on Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, and blogging platforms.
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announced 2/9/2017 via PE Hub

Sun Seven Stars Media Group Limited, will acquire Grapevine

synopsis: Grapevine, the world’s leading end-to-end social media influencer marketing platform with more than 90,000 content creators generating 5.7 billion views per month, announced an agreement under which global media group Sun Seven Stars will purchase a majority stake in the company.
buyer: Sun Seven Stars Media Group Limited
Sun Seven Stars Media Group Limited is one of the biggest private media and investment conglomerates in China. Its predecessor is Sun Media Group Holdings Limited, which was established by Bruno Wu and Yang Lan and became one of the leading entertainment, media and investment companies in Asia. "
target: Grapevine
Grapevine is an end-to-end influencer marketing platform that helps advertisers and social content creators work together to produce promotional content at scale. The Grapevine network includes more than 90,000 creators who generate more than 5.7 billion monthly views.
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closed 5/3/2019 via Company Press Release

Ideanomics, acquired Delaware Board of Trade Holdings, Inc

synopsis: Ideanomics, a global Fintech and AI catalyst for transformative industries, announced it has acquired an additional 71.7% ownership in Delaware Board of Trade Holdings, Inc, operator of DBOT ATS LLC, DBOT Issuer Services LLC and DBOT Technology Services LLC.
buyer: Ideanomics (IDEX:$218.76)
Ideanomics is a global Fintech and AI catalyst for transformative industries. Ideanomics combines deal origination and enablement with the application of blockchain and artificial intelligence technologies as part of the next-generation of financial services. "
target: Delaware Board of Trade Holdings, Inc
The Delaware Board of Trade Holdings operates 3 companies: DBOT ATS LLC, their SEC recognized Alternative Trading System; DBOT Issuer Services LLC, focused on setting & maintaining issuer standards; and DBOT Technology Services LLC, focused on the provision of market data & marketplace connectivity.
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closed 2/25/2019 via Company Press Release

Grapevine, acquired CommentsRadar

synopsis: Ideanomics, a global fintech advisory and Platform-as-a-Service company, has completed the purchase of various assets of SolidOpinion, Inc. Among the assets purchased is SolidOpinion's CommentsRadar technology and the supporting development team. The strategic acquisition is intended to be integrated into the Grapevine family.
buyer parent: Ideanomics
buyer: Grapevine
Grapevine is the world's leading end-to-end influencer marketing platform that enables collaboration between advertisers and social media content creators to produce promotional content at scale. The Grapevine network includes more than 177,000 creators with more than 6 billion monthly views. "
target parent: SolidOpinion, Inc.
target: CommentsRadar
CommentsRadar is a tool that indexes and analyzes the comments section of their client’s websites. Leading brands and publishers use this unique data to discover, engage, analyze and make smarter business decisions.
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closed 9/5/2018 via PR Newswire

Seven Stars Cloud, acquired Grapevine

synopsis: Seven Stars Cloud Group, Inc., a leading global fintech and asset digitization services company, has acquired Grapevine Logic Inc., an influencer marketing platform. Grapevine's workflow management software, proprietary tracking and analytics measures direct response and conversion rates from promotional content on YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram.
buyer: Seven Stars Cloud (IDEX:$218.76)
Seven Stars Cloud (SSC) is a global fintech and asset digitization services company focused on digital asset production and distribution. SSC is bringing transparency, efficiency, and ownership paradigms to markets including finance, commodities/energy, vertical industry/supply chain and consumer. "
target: Grapevine
Grapevine is the world's leading end-to-end influencer marketing platform that enables collaboration between advertisers and social media content creators to produce promotional content at scale. The Grapevine network includes more than 177,000 creators with more than 6 billion monthly views.
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announced 6/27/2018 via BNC Analysis

Santeon Inc., will acquire Corum, LLC

synopsis: Santeon, a leading technology company, has agreed to acquire Corum, LLC. Corum provides CorumX, a Crypto-currency and ICO Trading Platform. Corum is a pioneer in secure, high-volume, scalable online transaction-based technology. The platform is secure, easy to use, reliable, always available and focused on protecting each stakeholder transaction.
buyer: Santeon Inc. (SANT:$5.42)
Santeon Inc. is a technology company that enables organizations to optimize performance and maximize revenues through managed processes - solving complex business process, compliance and integration challenges from both a system integration and a human process perspective. "
target: Corum, LLC
Corum, LLC is the developer of the Crypto-currency and ICO Trading Platform CorumX. Corum is a pioneer in secure, high-volume, scalable online transaction-based technology. The platform is secure, easy to use, reliable, always available and focused on protecting each stakeholder transaction.
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closed 8/21/2019 via Company Press Release

Coinbase Custody, purchased institutional business from Xapo

synopsis: Coinbase Custody, a company that offers clients access to the secure, institutional-grade offline storage solution that is used by Coinbase’s exchange business, has acquired Xapo’s institutional businesses. Xapo is a E-money institution, that offers a multi-currency digital wallet and card that operates in the global market.
buyer parent: Coinbase
buyer: Coinbase Custody
Coinbase Custody offers clients access to the secure, institutional-grade offline storage solution that is used by Coinbase’s exchange business. Coinbase Custody is an independent entity built on Coinbase’s crypto-first DNA, offering the most sophisticated and reliable custody solution in the world "
seller: Xapo
Xapo is a E-money institution, that offers a multi-currency digital wallet and card that operates in the global market. Their mission is to give users from all over the world the ability to send, receive, spend and store their money, globally and safely.
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closed 10/25/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Bitbuy, acquired CBIX

synopsis: Bitbuy, Canada’s leading cryptocurrency trading platform, has announced the acquisition of CBIX, a leading Canadian bitcoin index that represents the most accurate cost of purchasing bitcoins through a Canadian exchange using Canadian dollars. Thus, CBIX represents a true indication of the price of bitcoin in Canadian dollars.
buyer parent: First Ledger Corp
buyer: Bitbuy
Bitbuy.ca is a Canadian owned and operated digital currency platform. Founded in 2013, the company’s mission is to provide convenient, dependable and secure access to Bitcoin and other digital currencies. "
target: CBIX
CBIX is a leading Canadian bitcoin index that represents the most accurate cost of purchasing bitcoins through a Canadian exchange using Canadian dollars. Thus, CBIX represents a true indication of the price of bitcoin in Canadian dollars.
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closed 6/17/2019 via PR Newswire

BnkToTheFuture, acquired Altcoin.io

synopsis: BnkToTheFuture has acquired Altcoin.io, a decentralized exchange and peer-to-peer trading solution built upon the Ethereum blockchain, to build a compliant platform for trading security tokens. Altcoin.io combines an exchange interface with a trading engine to offer a fast, safe, and user-friendly platform for trading digital assets.
buyer: BnkToTheFuture
BnkToTheFuture is an online investment platform that has invested in Coinbase, Circle, Blockchain.com, Kraken, BitStamp, BitFinex, and more. It is a securities business with partnerships and stakes in other licensed companies including a U.S. broker-dealer and FCA authorized corporate finance house."
target: Altcoin.io
Altcoin.io is a decentralized exchange and peer-to-peer trading solution built upon the Ethereum blockchain. Altcoin.io combines an intuitive exchange interface with a powerful trading engine to offer a fast, safe, and user-friendly platform for trading digital assets.
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closed 2/14/2019 via BusinessWire

Coinsquare Ltd., acquired StellarX

synopsis: Coinsquare, Canada’s premier cryptocurrency trading platform for trading Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other cryptocurrencies, announced it has acquired StellarX, a user-friendly way to trade all types of assets cheaply and quickly. They are free, fast, and list every asset class imaginable: crypto, fiat, commodities and more.
buyer: Coinsquare Ltd.
Founded in 2014, Coinsquare is one of the world’s premier cryptocurrency platforms for trading Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other cryptocurrencies. "
target: StellarX
StellarX is a user-friendly way to trade all types of assets cheaply and quickly. They are free, fast, and list every asset class imaginable: crypto, fiat, commodities and more.
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closed 2/4/2019 via BusinessWire

Kraken, acquired Crypto Facilities

synopsis: Kraken, the largest Bitcoin exchange in euro volume and liquidity, announced the acquisition of Crypto Facilities, a world-leading, regulated cryptocurrency trading platform and index provider based in the UK.
buyer: Kraken
Kraken is the largest Bitcoin exchange in euro volume and liquidity and also trading Canadian dollars, US dollars, British pounds and Japanese yen. Kraken is consistently rated the best and most secure Bitcoin exchange by independent news media. "
target: Crypto Facilities
Crypto Facilities is a world-leading cryptocurrency trading platform, offering individuals and institutions regulated, transparent and secure derivatives trading 24/7/365. They are based in London, UK.
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closed 1/8/2019 via BusinessWire

EZAdvance Consumer Lending, acquired Alconomy Technologies

synopsis: Philippines based EZAdvance Consumer Lending, a rapidly growing financial services company specializing in Consumer lending and Trade Finance, has acquired the tech assets of New Delhi based Alconomy Technologies, a cryptocurrency exchange and wallet based in India.
buyer: EZAdvance Consumer Lending
EZAdvance Consumer Lending is a rapidly growing financial services company specializing in Consumer lending and Trade Finance with headquarters in Makati City and offices across Philippines. "
target: Alconomy Technologies
Alconomy Technologies was started in 2017 as a cryptocurrency exchange and wallet based in India. Cryptocurrency trading was banned by Reserve Bank of India in 2018.
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closed 9/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

Huobi, acquired Bit Trade

synopsis: Huobi Global's wholly owned subsidiary, Huobi Japan Holding Ltd, has recently acquired a majority stake in Japan’s BitTrade — one of only 16 regulated crypto exchanges in the country, Huobi Japan will get 100 percent of the shares from True Joyful Limited, BVI, which holds all of the beneficiary interest in the company.
buyer: Huobi
Headquartered in Singapore, Huobi is one of the world's largest crypto exchanges, ranked the fourth largest in the world by daily trade volumes. "
target: Bit Trade
BitTrade is one of only 16 regulated and Japanese government-approved crypto currency trading platforms.
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announced 8/31/2018 via BNC Analysis

Rakuten Card, will acquire Everybody's Bitcoin

synopsis: Rakuten, Inc. announces that y it decided to acquire Everybody’s Bitcoin through its subsidiary, Rakuten Card Co., Ltd. Everybody's Bitcoin is an unlicensed cryptocurrency exchange platform. Currently, Everybody’s Bitcoin operates as a deemed cryptocurrency exchange and is waiting for approval of the official registration.
buyer parent: Rakuten Inc.
buyer: Rakuten Card
Rakuten Card Co., Ltd. offers consumer loan card and credit guarantee services. Rakuten Card Co., Ltd. also offers loans specifically designed for merchants. "
target parent: Traders Holdings Co., Ltd.
target: Everybody's Bitcoin
Everybody's Bitcoin is an unlicensed cryptocurrency exchange platform. Currently, Everybody’s Bitcoin operates as a deemed cryptocurrency exchange and is waiting for approval of the official registration.
price ($mm)
$2.39
rev ($mm)
$0
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
10.4x
EV / EBITDA
announced 1/19/2016 via BusinessWire

Kraken, will acquire Coinsetter

synopsis: Kraken announced that they are acquiring major exchanges Coinsetter and its subsidiary, Cavirtex. Coinsetter is one of America’s most prominent national bitcoin exchanges and Cavirtex is Canada’s first bitcoin exchange.
buyer: Kraken
Kraken is the world’s largest global bitcoin exchange in euro volume and liquidity. Their clients also trade US dollars, Canadian dollars, British pounds, Japanese yen and other digital currencies on a platform consistently rated the best and most secure bitcoin exchange by independent news media. "
target: Coinsetter
Coinsetter is a Wall Street built bitcoin exchange for firms and individuals. Their platform puts the power of institutional bitcoin trading at their fingertips. Coinsetter subsidiary Cavirtex is Canada’s first bitcoin exchange with unmatched historical trading volume.
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closed 1/31/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Valuesetters, acquired DreamFunded

synopsis: ValueSetters Inc., a boutique advisory firm, has acquired DreamFunded, Silicon Valley and San Francisco Bay Area’s first regulated funding portal under Title III of the JOBS Act. DreamFunded is a world-class equity crowdfunding platform providing exclusive insider access to some of the most sought after seed- and later-stage private companies.
buyer: Valuesetters (OTCPK:VSTR:$0.08)
ValueSetters is a boutique advisory firm with unique expertise in helping early stage companies raise capital over the Internet. The company also provides technology consulting services as well as strategic advice to help companies grow and evolve to meet the challenges of today's marketplace. "
target: DreamFunded
DreamFunded is a world-class equity crowdfunding platform providing exclusive insider access to some of the most sought after seed- and later-stage private companies in America. DreamFunded was the first San Francisco Bay Area FINRA and SEC registered funding portal under the JOBS Act.
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closed 2/10/2016 via BNC Analysis

InvestingZone merged with Acceleris,

synopsis: Acceleris Capital Ltd. , a corporate finance adviser for SMEs, announced a merger with equity crowdfunding platform, InvestingZone. According to Acceleris, the merger between a corporate finance advisor and a leading fintech platform is the first of its kind and will bridge the gap between crowdfunding and traditional corporate finance.
buyer: Acceleris
Acceleris provides corporate finance advice and raises funds for early and development stage businesses. Founded in 2000 and based in Manchester city centre, Acceleris has, to date, arranged funds in excess of £70m into over 40 companies through more than 100 transactions. "
target: InvestingZone
InvestingZone is an equity crowdfunding platform which brings a professional approach to this new market. They provide a simple web-based platform which allows companies to raise money from a large number of investors while providing investors with the same vital rights and protections.
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closed 2/10/2016 via BNC Analysis

SquareKnot merged with growthdeck,

synopsis: Recently launched equity crowdfunding platform Growthdeck, has merged operations with Squareknot. Squareknot is an industry leading platform for registered investors to make investments in viable investment opportunities.
buyer: growthdeck
Growthdeck is a new equity investment platform that helps users invest in quality UK companies the right way. They provide thorough, transparent and credible investment information and give users dedicated support from a team of genuine professionals. "
target: SquareKnot
Squareknot is an industry leading platform for registered investors to make investments in viable investment opportunities. This is achieved through facilitating the funding of specific projects and business start-ups, the expansion of existing businesses, and more.
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closed 11/6/2013 via Market Wire

Invested.in, acquired My New Financial Advisor

synopsis: InvestedIn, a crowdfunding technology provider, announced the acquisition of My New Financial Advisor (MNFA), the premier provider of scalable marketing resources to financial advisors and financial intermediaries worldwide.
buyer: Invested.in
InvestedIn Alpha is the leading provider of white-label crowdfunding platforms for reward, donation, pre-sales, and equity crowdfunding and lending applications. The company currently manages $32 million in crowdfunding deals. "
target: My New Financial Advisor
My New Financial Advisor (MNFA) is the premier provider of scalable marketing resources that combine proven financial analysis tools, online and affiliate marketing technology and performance-based marketing techniques to connect investors with financial advisors.
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closed 10/9/2019 via BNC Analysis

Exporo, acquired Zinsland

synopsis: Exporo, Germany's leading platform for digital real estate investments, has acquired Zinsland, a German crowdfunding platform for real estate projects. Zinsland offers investors the opportunity to invest directly in high-yield projects with low investment amounts. Zinsland has helped project developers finance and complete 100 real estate projects.
buyer: Exporo
Exporo is Germany's leading platform for digital real estate investments. Exporo is an innovative online platform that offers investors the opportunity to participate in attractive real estate projects through crowdinvesting. "
target: Zinsland
Zinsland is a German crowdfunding platform for real estate projects. Zinsland offers investors the opportunity to invest directly in high-yield projects with low investment amounts. Zinsland has helped project developers finance and complete 100 real estate projects.
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closed 6/12/2019 via Company Press Release

Coin Metrics, acquired Bletchley Indexes

synopsis: Coin Metrics, a company that delivers market and network data, analytics and research to its community and wider industry, has acquired Bletchley Indexes, a company that has been providing independent and transparently designed market capitalization and equal weighted indexes since 2017.
buyer: Coin Metrics
Coin Metrics was founded in 2017 as an open-source project to provide the public with actionable and transparent network data. Today, Coin Metrics delivers market and network data, analytics and research to its community and wider industry. "
target: Bletchley Indexes
Bletchley Indexes has been providing independent and transparently designed market capitalization and equal weighted indexes since early 2017. Listed indexes provide a benchmark and track the financial performance of crypto assets for investors.
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RhythmOne plc
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2018
rev ($mm)
$316.02
EBITDA ($mm)
$15.17
EBIT ($mm)
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761
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Trenders
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2015
rev ($mm)
$14.57
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.23
EBIT ($mm)
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Ticker: ASX:NCL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Netccentric Limited
Across the globe, Netccentric bridges businesses with the community through their expertise in social media advertising! They are passionate about their clients’ businesses and care deeply on the engagement they have with their social media influencers.
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EBITDA ($mm)
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SharkReach, Inc.
SharkReach, Inc.
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Tourn International AB
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Ticker: MXMI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Max Media Group
Max Media Group
Max Media Group, Inc. is a developer of online integrated digital publishing/distribution platforms for high-end internet consumer segments. Max Media's mission is to be the premier operator and developer of low cost high revenue online integrated publishing/interactive social networks.
year
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rev ($mm)
$259.93
EBITDA ($mm)
$25.71
EBIT ($mm)
$19.22
Net Income ($mm)
$12.73
Employees
1892
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Ticker: ASX:MKB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MOKO.mobi Limited
MOKO.mobi Limited
MOKO Social Media is at the forefront of the next generation in social media, providing innovative products and content to enable communities to engage and interact. MOKO provides tailored content for high value, niche user groups.
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rev ($mm)
$0.88
EBITDA ($mm)
($12.25)
EBIT ($mm)
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Ticker: TDCH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
30DC Inc.
30DC Inc.
30DC, Inc. provides online marketing tools and platforms for the monetization of digital content. Created by Edward Dale, 30DC, Inc.’s focus is on the building, management and acquisition of international Web 2.0-based sales and marketing companies.
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rev ($mm)
$1.36
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.44)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.52)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
11
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Ticker: CRWG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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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.
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rev ($mm)
$1.69
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.94)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.09)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
9
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Triboo S.p.A.
Triboo, public company listed on AIM, is the Digital Transformation Factory that supports clients in developing & managing their digital activities worldwide. Triboo is the "one stop solution" able to foster the digital trasformation process for its clients, through an integrated offer of services.
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2018
rev ($mm)
$75.15
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.26
EBIT ($mm)
$2.15
Net Income ($mm)
$1.97
Employees
1
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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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Ticker: AIM:ACC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Access Intelligence plc
Access Intelligence plc
Access Intelligence Plc is the parent company of a group of Software as a Service (SaaS) businesses that deliver comprehensive reputation and risk management solutions for both the public and private sectors.
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2018
rev ($mm)
$11.19
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.27)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.91)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
94
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Facebook
Facebook
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$62,604.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$26,732.00
EBIT ($mm)
$21,543.00
Net Income ($mm)
$17,064.00
Employees
39651
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Ticker: SEHK:700
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tencent Holdings Ltd.
Tencent Holdings Ltd.
Tencent Holdings Limited is an investment holding company involved in providing internet and mobile value-added services (VAS), online advertising services and e-commerce transactions services
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2019
rev ($mm)
$46,983.28
EBITDA ($mm)
$16,822.78
EBIT ($mm)
$12,097.11
Net Income ($mm)
$11,960.20
Employees
54623
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Ticker: TSE:2121
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mixi, Inc.
Mixi, Inc.
mixi, Inc. is an information technology (IT) company that has two business segments. The Social Net segment operates a Website for social networking services (SNSs) under the site name mixi. The Find Job! segment operates a job advertising site under the name Find Job!
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,780.46
EBITDA ($mm)
$770.46
EBIT ($mm)
$681.33
Net Income ($mm)
$393.47
Employees
742
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Ticker: IDEX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ideanomics
Ideanomics
Ideanomics is a global fintech advisory and Platform-as-a-Service company. Ideanomics combines deal origination and enablement with the application of blockchain and artificial intelligence technologies as part of the next-generation of financial services.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$218.76
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.48)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.05)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
50
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