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announced 10/4/2018 via BNC Analysis

LendingTree, Inc., will acquire QuoteWizard

synopsis: LendingTree Inc. has agreed to buy QuoteWizard.com LLC, an insurance comparison website. QuoteWizard is an insurance comparison marketplace for consumers looking to save on insurance. QuoteWizard provides consumers with direct access to thousands of qualified agents in all 50 US states.
buyer: LendingTree, Inc. (TREE:$723.15)
LendingTree, Inc. operates America's leading online loan marketplace and provides consumers with an array of online tools and information to help them find the best loans for their needs. LendingTree's online marketplace connects consumers with multiple lenders that compete for their business. "
target: QuoteWizard
QuoteWizard is an insurance comparison marketplace for consumers looking to save on insurance. QuoteWizard provides consumers with direct access to thousands of qualified agents in all 50 states, as well as major carriers, who offer personalized quotes and the opportunity to save on insurance.
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closed 1/11/2018 via BusinessWire

QuoteWizard, acquired Bantam Connect

synopsis: QuoteWizard, the nation’s largest privately held insurance comparison marketplace, announced that it has acquired Bantam Connect, a pioneer in providing the insurance industry with warm call transfers. Bantam’s innovative lead generation technology connects calls from ready-to-purchase insurance consumers directly to carriers.
buyer: QuoteWizard
QuoteWizard is an insurance comparison marketplace for consumers looking to save on insurance. QuoteWizard provides consumers with direct access to thousands of qualified agents in all 50 states, as well as major carriers, who offer personalized quotes and the opportunity to save on insurance. "
target: Bantam Connect
Bantam Connect is an industry leader in insurance lead generation and warm call transfers. The company serves consumers looking to save money on auto, home, health, and life insurance. They specialize in warm call transfers, allowing consumers to instantly connect with insurance providers.
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closed 10/11/2012 via PR Newswire

Moving.com, acquired Relocation.com LLC

synopsis: Move, Inc. announced the acquisition of Relocation.com, an online marketplace that connects home buyers and renters with moving and storage professionals. Combining the acquisition with Move's existing Moving.com business, the company significantly strengthens its offering and creates the clear #1 player in moving services.
buyer parent: Move, Inc.
buyer: Moving.com
Moving.com has been the recognized online leader of providing easy-to-use and effective resources and tools to help with local, long distance, and international moving needs. Their network of moving companies, storage facilities, and truck rental providers is the most trusted in the industry. "
target: Relocation.com LLC
Relocation.com is as an online consumer resource that provides moving services in the US and internationally. It offers information, tools, and resources to help consumers compare, connect, and learn about products and services from various professional companies that provide related services.
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closed 4/3/2012 via PR Newswire

Red Ventures, LLC, acquired HomeInsurance.com, LLC.

synopsis: Red Ventures has acquired HomeInsurance.com, a leading online provider of home and auto insurance. The addition of the Wilmington, N.C. based company will increase the size of Red Ventures' workforce by more than 10 percent, and adds a fourth location to its existing campuses in South Carolina, Texas and Florida.
buyer: Red Ventures, LLC
Red Ventures is a technology company that builds high-growth businesses. Through a combination of strategic marketing and sales, Red Ventures optimizes the customer lifecycle for large brands, from initial interest in the marketplace to the end transaction. "
target: HomeInsurance.com, LLC.
Headquartered in Wilmington, N.C., HomeInsurance.com partners with the leading home and auto insurance companies in the country so that they can shop for the best rates for their customers.
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closed 6/1/2020 via PR Web

Excel Impact, LLC, acquired AgileRates

synopsis: Excel Impact, an online advertising and customer acquisition firm with a focus on the insurance industry, has acquired AgileRates, a performance marketing company that connects insurance companies with home and auto insurance seekers in real-time. AgileRates operates an insurance comparison website that provides users with custom, accurate quotes.
buyer: Excel Impact, LLC
Excel Impact is an online advertising and customer acquisition firm with a focus on the insurance industry. Excel Impact specializes in lead generation, inbound calls, and internet advertising for its core products, which include Medicare, health, and final expense life insurance. "
target: AgileRates
AgileRates is a performance marketing company that connects insurance companies with home and auto insurance seekers in real-time. AgileRates operates an insurance comparison website that provides users with custom, accurate quotes to help them find quality, low cost insurance coverage.
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announced 12/8/2014 via Company Press Release

esure Group plc, will acquire Gocompare.com Limited

synopsis: esure Group plc announced that it has agreed to acquire the outstanding 50% of Gocompare.com Limited, increasing its holding to 100%. They operate a leading price comparison website offering consumers a convenient way to compare and buy both financial and non-financial products including insurance, money services, travel and utilities.
buyer: esure Group plc (LSE:ESUR:$902.68)
esure Group plc offers insurance products and peace of mind to almost two million drivers, home owners, pet owners and holiday makers across the UK. The company was launched in 2001 as a joint venture between insurance guru, Peter Wood, and Halifax plc. "
target: Gocompare.com Limited (LSE:GOCO:$185.68)
Gocompare.com Limited is one of the UK’s top financial services brands and a leading price comparison website offering consumers a convenient way to compare and buy both financial and non-financial products including insurance, money services, travel and utilities.
price ($mm)
$149*
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$182
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$41
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closed 2/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

Quickbima.com merged with Easypolicy,

synopsis: Quickbima.com has merged with Easypolicy, India's best insurance comparison website. Quickbima.com is an insurance rate comparison website in India. The platform allows users to compare car insurance, health insurance, bike insurance, term insurance, and travel insurance.
buyer parent: Unilazer Ventures
buyer: Easypolicy
Easypolicy is India's best insurance comparison website. Easypolicy's mission is to simplify the insurance world for their users and make it understandable and accessible to everyone. Their platform allows users to compare all types of insurance, including health, car, term, and travel insurance. "
target: Quickbima.com
Quickbima.com is India's preferred insurance rate comparison website. Quickbima.com provides unbiased and authenticated rate comparison for all leading insurance companies. The platform allows users to compare car insurance, health insurance, bike insurance, term insurance, and travel insurance.
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closed 3/1/2019 via PE Hub

Osceola Capital Management, LLC, acquired 360 Quote LLC

synopsis: Osceola Capital Management, LLC, a lower middle market private equity firm focused on services businesses, announced that it has completed the acquisition of 360 Quote, LLC. 360 Quote operates lead generation websites in the insurance segment, with a focus on auto insurance websites including CarInsuranceComparison.com and AutoInsurance.org.
buyer: Osceola Capital Management, LLC
Osceola Capital is a Tampa-based private equity firm with over $100 million of capital under management, focused on making control investments in the lower middle-market. "
target: 360 Quote LLC
360 Quote is a digital media company with a 10+ year track record of high performance in the competitive online insurance lead generation market. Some of their flagship brands include AutoInsurance.org and CarInsuranceComparison.com among many others.
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announced 5/23/2018 via Company Press Release

EQT, will acquire Facile.it S.p.A.

synopsis: The EQT VIII fund (“EQT” or “EQT VIII”) has entered into an agreement to acquire Facile.it (“Facile” or “the company”) from Oakley Capital and other minority owners. Founded in 2008, Facile is Italy’s leading online destination for consumers to compare prices for motor insurance, energy, telecoms and personal finance products.
buyer: EQT (EQT:$687.20)
EQT is a leading investment firm with approximately EUR 50 billion in raised capital across 27 funds. EQT funds have portfolio companies in Europe, Asia and the US with total sales of more than EUR 19 billion and approximately 110,000 employees. "
target parent: Oakley Capital Limited
target: Facile.it S.p.A.
Facile.it is Italy's largest car insurance broker and price comparison website. Founded in 2008, Facile has built a leading market position in the fast growing Italian online price comparison market.
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closed 5/23/2016 via BNC Analysis

NorthCap Partners, acquired COMPARO

synopsis: NorthCap, a company that invests in revenue generating startups in the information technology sector, has bought out Nordic Consumer Portals, a startup that offers COMPARO, a commercial insurance aggregator that collects car insurance prices from various major Danish insurance companies.
buyer: NorthCap Partners
Northcap invests in revenue generating startups in the information technology sector; particularly B2B and B2B2C companies in Northern Europe. They specialize in seed stage, early stage and growth stage investments. "
target: COMPARO
Nordic Consumer Portals is a new start-up company in Copenhagen. They build online aggregators for a variety of consumer product and service sectors. It offers COMPARO, a commercial insurance aggregator that collects car insurance prices from various major Danish insurance companies.
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closed 1/31/2015 via BNC Analysis

Kanetix Ltd., acquired Rates.ca

synopsis: Kanetix Ltd, Canada's leading provider of online quoting technology that connects consumers to insurance companies, brokers and financial institutions, announced the acquisition of Rates.ca, Canada's premier rate comparison destination for financial products and a one-stop-shop for the best rates on the market.
buyer parent: Monitor Venture Associates, LLC
buyer: Kanetix Ltd.
Launched in October 1999, Kanetix Ltd. is Canada's leading provider of online quoting technology that connects consumers to insurance companies, brokers and financial institutions. "
target: Rates.ca
Rates.ca is Canada's premier rate comparison destination for financial products and a one-stop-shop for the best rates on the market. The site currently provides rate comparison for auto insurance, mortgages and credit cards.
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closed 9/24/2014 via BNC Analysis

Oakley Capital Investments Limited, acquired Facile.it S.p.A.

synopsis: Oakley Capital Investments is pleased to announce the acquisition by Fund II of a majority stake in Facile.it S.p.A., Italy's largest car insurance broker and price comparison website. Facile has built a leading market position in the fast growing Italian online price comparison market.
buyer parent: Oakley Capital Limited
buyer: Oakley Capital Investments Limited (OCL:$88.88)
Oakley Capital Investments Limited has been established to provide investors with exposure to the investment strategy being pursued, principally by Oakley Capital Private Equity L.P., through an AIM traded company. "
target: Facile.it S.p.A.
Facile.it is Italy's largest car insurance broker and price comparison website. Founded in 2008, Facile has built a leading market position in the fast growing Italian online price comparison market.
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announced 8/31/2018 via Company Press Release

Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, will acquire Kanetix Ltd.

synopsis: Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan announced it has agreed to acquire Kanetix Ltd., Canada's largest digital customer acquisition platform and marketplace that provides quote comparison search tools for insurance and financial products.
buyer: Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan
Based in Canada, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan is Canada's largest single-profession pension plan. It holds a diverse global portfolio of assets, approximately 80% of which is managed in-house, and has earned an average annualized rate of return of 9.9% since the plan's founding in 1990. "
target: Kanetix Ltd.
Based in Canada, Kanetix Ltd. offers comprehensive product comparisons, educational content, industry news, and financial tools to help customers find the best insurance rates, mortgage rates, credit banks, and banking products.
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closed 9/14/2011 via BNC Analysis

Monitor Clipper Partners Inc., acquired Kanetix Ltd.

synopsis: Kanetix Ltd., Canada's first online insurance marketplace, announced it has been acquired by Monitor Clipper Partners (MCP), a MA-based independent private equity firm. The partnership with MCP will provide Kanetix with the financial and operating resources to continue its exceptional growth and development.
buyer parent: The Monitor Group
buyer: Monitor Clipper Partners Inc.
Monitor Clipper Partners (MCP) is a Cambridge, MA-based independent private equity firm. MCP targets growth-oriented businesses with strong management teams and currently manages over US$2.0 billion in capital. "
target: Kanetix Ltd.
Launched in October1999, Kanetix was Canada's first online insurance marketplace. Kanetix.ca includes mortgage rate and credit card comparisons and is a one-stop shopping environment for consumers looking to insure all aspects of their lifestyle.
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closed 8/27/2020 via BNC Analysis

Swegaming AB, acquired Veloxia AB

synopsis: Swegaming AB, a leading player in the Swedish market for credit card and loan intermediation, has acquired Veloxia AB, which operates most comparison sites on the Swedish market, including Lånen.se and Alltomkreditkort.se.
buyer: Swegaming AB
Swegaming AB is a leading affiliate marketing company in Sweden. Their flagship products include comparison websites for credit cards, sports betting and loans. Swegaming helps businesses to drive traffic in a sustainable and responsible way. "
target: Veloxia AB
Veloxia AB provides online insurance, credit card, and loan comparison services. The company was founded in 2015 and is based in Stockholm, Sweden.
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closed 8/26/2020 via Company Press Release

JurisTech, acquired iMoney

synopsis: JurisTech, a leading Malaysian financial technology company that serves most major banks in Malaysia, has acquired iMoney, Southeast Asia’s largest financial comparison portal with operations in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, and the Philippines. iMoney compares credit cards, loans, broadband, and insurance products on its website.
buyer: JurisTech
JurisTech is a leading Malaysian financial technology company that serves most major banks in Malaysia. JurisTech offers solutions for debt collection, loan origination management, credit scoring, digital banking, document management, chatbots, and more. "
target: iMoney
iMoney is Southeast Asia’s largest financial comparison portal with operations in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, and the Philippines. iMoney compares credit cards, loans, broadband, and insurance products on its website and provides telephone-based advice to consumers.
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closed 11/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Staysure, acquired PayingTooMuch.com

synopsis: Staysure, the UK's most trusted travel insurance provider, has acquired a majority stake in PayingTooMuch.com, a UK-based insurance price comparison website. PayingTooMuch.com allows people to compare products from leading insurers and save money. PayingTooMuch.com provides comparisons for life insurance, pet insurance, travel insurance and more.
buyer: Staysure
Staysure is the UK's most trusted travel insurance provider. Staysure provides affordable specialist travel insurance that suits their customer’s individual needs. Staysure has helped millions of people explore the world while being fully covered regardless of their age or medical conditions. "
target: PayingTooMuch.com
PayingTooMuch.com is a UK-based insurance price comparison website. PayingTooMuch.com allows people to compare products from leading insurers and save money. PayingTooMuch.com provides comparisons for life insurance, pet insurance, travel insurance, car insurance and home insurance.
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closed 6/19/2019 via BNC Analysis

SureStart, acquired CompareGuru

synopsis: Online insurance distribution company SureStart announced that it had acquired CompareGuru, an independent insurance comparison platform, from SA investment company Silvertree Internet Holdings. CompareGuru provides free, unbiased side-by-side quotes on short-term and long-term insurance products.
buyer: SureStart
SureStart Online Financial Services is the activator and Implementer of the Briisk Innovation in Africa, Europe, Middle East, Turkey and India. SureStart enables anyone to buy or sell digital financial services, instantly and seamlessly, by using the cloud-based Briisk Instant Transaction Platform. "
target parent: Silvertree Capital
target: CompareGuru
CompareGuru is an independent insurance comparison platform from South African investment company Silvertree Internet Holdings. CompareGuru provides free, unbiased side-by-side quotes on short-term and long-term insurance products.
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closed 3/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Cloud Care srl, acquired Daina Finance Ltd

synopsis: Cloud Care, a leader in web sale and web care services in Italy, has acquired Quale.it, an insurance comparison website in Italy. Quale.it allows users to find and compare a variety of insurance products, including life insurance, animal insurance, car insurance, home insurance, and more.
buyer: Cloud Care srl
Cloud Care is a leader in web sale and web care services in Italy. Cloud Care develops AI solutions that support the customer journey. Cloud Care helps their clients to develop websites and chat systems that improve the customer experience. "
target: Daina Finance Ltd
Quale.it is an insurance comparison website in Italy. Quale.it allows users to find and compare a variety of insurance products, including life insurance, animal insurance, car insurance, home insurance, and more. Quale.it also provides telephone and internet, mortgage, and loan comparison services.
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closed 11/14/2018 via PR Newswire

Seeman Holtz, acquired Goji

synopsis: Seeman Holtz, a leader in providing comprehensive financial, risk and insurance advice to clients, has acquired Goji, an online analytics and data-driven personal lines insurance distribution platform that matches clients' needs with the right coverage at the best price through its integrated network of over a dozen national insurance carriers.
buyer: Seeman Holtz
Seeman Holtz is a national leader in providing comprehensive financial, risk and insurance advice to clients across the country. Seeman Holtz partners with insurance professionals who are dedicated to serving the general and specialized insurance and Benefit needs of clients and prospects. "
target: Goji
Goji operates an online analytics and data-driven personal lines insurance distribution platform that matches clients' needs with the right coverage at the best price through its integrated network of over a dozen national insurance carriers.
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announced 10/4/2018 via BNC Analysis

LendingTree, Inc., will acquire QuoteWizard

synopsis: LendingTree Inc. has agreed to buy QuoteWizard.com LLC, an insurance comparison website. QuoteWizard is an insurance comparison marketplace for consumers looking to save on insurance. QuoteWizard provides consumers with direct access to thousands of qualified agents in all 50 US states.
buyer: LendingTree, Inc. (TREE:$723.15)
LendingTree, Inc. operates America's leading online loan marketplace and provides consumers with an array of online tools and information to help them find the best loans for their needs. LendingTree's online marketplace connects consumers with multiple lenders that compete for their business. "
target: QuoteWizard
QuoteWizard is an insurance comparison marketplace for consumers looking to save on insurance. QuoteWizard provides consumers with direct access to thousands of qualified agents in all 50 states, as well as major carriers, who offer personalized quotes and the opportunity to save on insurance.
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closed 1/11/2018 via BusinessWire

QuoteWizard, acquired Bantam Connect

synopsis: QuoteWizard, the nation’s largest privately held insurance comparison marketplace, announced that it has acquired Bantam Connect, a pioneer in providing the insurance industry with warm call transfers. Bantam’s innovative lead generation technology connects calls from ready-to-purchase insurance consumers directly to carriers.
buyer: QuoteWizard
QuoteWizard is an insurance comparison marketplace for consumers looking to save on insurance. QuoteWizard provides consumers with direct access to thousands of qualified agents in all 50 states, as well as major carriers, who offer personalized quotes and the opportunity to save on insurance. "
target: Bantam Connect
Bantam Connect is an industry leader in insurance lead generation and warm call transfers. The company serves consumers looking to save money on auto, home, health, and life insurance. They specialize in warm call transfers, allowing consumers to instantly connect with insurance providers.
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closed 10/31/2017 via BNC Analysis

QuoteWizard, acquired RateElert, Inc.

synopsis: Insurance comparison startup QuoteWizard has acquired insurance shopping site RateElert. RateElert provides many consumers rate transparency that they never had before the Internet existed. The company’s flagship product, RATEKICK, is a comparison platform designed for an easier way for consumers to shop for insurance.
buyer: QuoteWizard
QuoteWizard is an insurance comparison marketplace for consumers looking to save on insurance. QuoteWizard provides consumers with thousands of qualified agents as well as major carriers, who offer personalized quotes and the opportunity to save up to 40% on auto, home, and health insurance. "
target: RateElert, Inc.
RateElert, Inc. is a catalyst for change in the online insurance industry by providing many consumers rate transparency that they never had before the Internet existed. The company’s flagship product, RATEKICK, is a comparison platform designed for an easier way for consumers to shop for insurance.
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announced 12/21/2018 via PR Newswire

LendingTree, Inc., will acquire ValuePenguin

synopsis: LendingTree, Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Value Holding Inc., the parent company of ValuePenguin.com, a personal finance website that offers consumers objective analysis on a variety of financial topics from insurance to credit cards.
buyer: LendingTree, Inc. (TREE:$723.15)
LendingTree is the nation's leading online marketplace that connects consumers with the choices they need to be confident in their financial decisions. LendingTree empowers consumers to shop for financial services by comparing multiple offers from a nationwide network of over 500 partners. "
target: ValuePenguin
ValuePenguin is a personal finance website that conducts in-depth research & analysis on a variety of topics from insurance to credit cards. The company focuses on providing high-quality resources to help consumers understand the topics they're interested in.
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announced 10/4/2018 via BNC Analysis

LendingTree, Inc., will acquire QuoteWizard

synopsis: LendingTree Inc. has agreed to buy QuoteWizard.com LLC, an insurance comparison website. QuoteWizard is an insurance comparison marketplace for consumers looking to save on insurance. QuoteWizard provides consumers with direct access to thousands of qualified agents in all 50 US states.
buyer: LendingTree, Inc. (TREE:$723.15)
LendingTree, Inc. operates America's leading online loan marketplace and provides consumers with an array of online tools and information to help them find the best loans for their needs. LendingTree's online marketplace connects consumers with multiple lenders that compete for their business. "
target: QuoteWizard
QuoteWizard is an insurance comparison marketplace for consumers looking to save on insurance. QuoteWizard provides consumers with direct access to thousands of qualified agents in all 50 states, as well as major carriers, who offer personalized quotes and the opportunity to save on insurance.
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announced 7/13/2018 via PR Newswire

LendingTree, Inc., will acquire Student Loan Hero

synopsis: LendingTree, Inc., America's leading online loan marketplace, will acquire Student Loan Hero, a personal finance website dedicated to helping student loan borrowers manage their student debt. Student Loan Hero provides current and former students in-depth financial comparison tools, educational resources, and unbiased, personalized advice.
buyer: LendingTree, Inc. (TREE:$723.15)
LendingTree, Inc. operates America's leading online loan marketplace and provides consumers with an array of online tools and information to help them find the best loans for their needs. LendingTree's online marketplace connects consumers with multiple lenders that compete for their business. "
target: Student Loan Hero
Student Loan Hero combines tools with financial education to help people manage and pay off their student loans. The website provides advice and educational resources that help users to find the best student loan for them. Their tools allow users to sync loan data and calculate repayment scenarios.
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closed 6/12/2018 via PR Newswire

LendingTree, Inc., acquired Ovation Credit Services, Inc.

synopsis: LendingTree announced a definitive agreement to acquire Ovation Credit Services. Ovation Credit Services utilizes a proprietary software application that facilitates the credit repair process and is integrated directly with certain credit bureaus while educating consumers on credit improvement via ongoing outreach with Ovation case advisors.
buyer: LendingTree, Inc. (TREE:$723.15)
LendingTree, Inc. operates the nation's leading online loan marketplace and provides consumers with an array of online tools and information to help them find the best loans for their needs. LendingTree's online marketplace connects consumers with multiple lenders that compete for their business. "
target: Ovation Credit Services, Inc.
Ovation Credit Services, Inc. is a provider of credit services with a strong customer service reputation. They utilize a proprietary software application that facilitates the credit repair process and is integrated directly with certain credit bureaus while educating consumers on credit improvement.
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closed 6/20/2017 via PR Newswire

LendingTree, Inc., acquired MagnifyMoney

synopsis: LendingTree, Inc. announced that its subsidiary, LendingTree, LLC has acquired the company that operates MagnifyMoney.com, a leading consumer-facing media property that offers unbiased editorial content, expert commentary, tools and resources to help consumers compare financial products and make informed financial decisions.
buyer: LendingTree, Inc. (TREE:$723.15)
LendingTree, Inc. operates the nation's leading online loan marketplace and provides consumers with an array of online tools and information to help them find the best loans for their needs. "
target: MagnifyMoney
MagnifyMoney.com is a leading consumer-facing media property that offers unbiased editorial content, expert commentary, tools and resources to help consumers compare financial products and make informed financial decisions.
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closed 6/15/2017 via PR Newswire

LendingTree, Inc., acquired DepositAccounts.com

synopsis: LendingTree, Inc. announced that it has acquired certain assets of Deposits Online, LLC, which does business under the name DepositAccounts.com, the largest and most comprehensive online publication in the United States dedicated to providing bank deposit account information for consumers.
buyer: LendingTree, Inc. (TREE:$723.15)
LendingTree, Inc. operates the nation's leading online loan marketplace and provides consumers with an array of online tools and information to help them find the best loans for their needs. "
target: DepositAccounts.com
Deposits Online, LLC, doing business as DepositAccounts.com, is the largest and most comprehensive online publication in the United States dedicated to providing bank deposit account information for consumers.
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closed 11/16/2016 via PR Newswire

LendingTree, LLC, acquired CompareCards

synopsis: LendingTree, Inc. announced that it has acquired Iron Horse Holdings, LLC, which does business under the name CompareCards. CompareCards is a leading online source for side-by-side credit card comparison, comprehensive credit education and credit health management. CompareCards provides credit card information needed to find the best card.
buyer parent: Tree.com, Inc.
buyer: LendingTree, LLC (TREE:$723.15)
LendingTree, Inc. operates the nation's leading online loan marketplace and provides consumers with an array of online tools and information to help them find the best loans for their needs. LendingTree's online marketplace connects consumers with multiple lenders that compete for their business. "
target: CompareCards
CompareCards is a leading online source for side-by-side credit card comparison, comprehensive credit education and credit health management. CompareCards provides consumers with one centralized location for pertinent credit card information needed to find the best card for their needs.
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closed 9/21/2011 via Market Wire

Market Leader, Inc., acquired RealEstate.com, Inc.

synopsis: Market Leader, a leader in online marketing and technology solutions for real estate professionals, announced the acquisition of RealEstate.com, one of the most recognized addresses in the online real estate category, with consistent organic traffic and significant potential for further growth.
buyer: Market Leader, Inc. (LEDR:$0.00)
Market Leader provides real estate agents, agent teams, and brokerage companies with subscription-based real estate marketing software and advertising products that enable them to generate a steady stream of prospects, as well as the tools and training needed to convert these prospects into clients."
target parent: Tree.com, Inc.
target: RealEstate.com, Inc.
RealEstate.com is the place to begin your search for real estate, whether you are looking to buy or sell a home or property. It has the tools you need to make an informed decision, including homes for sale listings, new homes and MLS listings (Multiple Listing Service).
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NewDay Cards Ltd., will acquire Deko

synopsis: NewDay, one of the UK’s largest credit card issuers, has agreed to buy Deko, the technology provider which connects lenders and merchants for retail financing. Deko operates a Web-based consumer finance platform that connects merchants and their customers to banks and finance companies.
buyer: NewDay Cards Ltd.
NewDay is one of the UK’s largest credit card issuers. Founded in 2001, NewDay is now one of the UK's leading consumer credit finance companies, with over 5.8 million customers and receivables of over £2 billion. "
target: Deko
Deko operates a Web-based consumer finance platform that connects merchants and their customers to banks and finance companies. Deko provides installment credit and consumer loans through a group of lenders, which handled over £2 billion in lending volumes during the past ten years.
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closed 9/6/2018 via PR Newswire

Digital Media Solutions, acquired BetterLoanChoice.com LLC

synopsis: Digital Media Solutions (DMS), the fastest-growing independent digital advertising agency, has acquired BetterLoanChoice.com, a personal lending marketplace. BetterLoanChoice.com's innovative platform connects consumers with financial services brands. They aim to help those who are in need of a loan, whether they have good or bad credit.
buyer: Digital Media Solutions
Digital Media Solutions (DMS) is an industry leader in customer acquisition and retention that helps clients maximize their digital marketing. Their capabilities in performance marketing, digital agency services and marketing technology allows clients to target and acquire the right customers. "
target: BetterLoanChoice.com LLC
BetterLoanChoice.com is a personal lending marketplace. BetterLoanChoice.com is an innovative and data-driven platform that connects consumers with financial services brands. They aim to help those who are in need of a loan, whether they have good or bad credit.
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closed 7/4/2018 via Company Press Release

Credit Card Compare, acquired Finty Pte Ltd.

synopsis: Australia’s largest credit card comparison website, Credit Card Compare, announced a seven-figure investment to acquire Singapore’s first rewards-based financial comparison marketplace, Finty.
buyer: Credit Card Compare
Credit Card Compare is Australia’s largest credit card comparison website. Since 2008 Credit Card Compare has been offering a free-to-use comparison website with 300+ credit cards from all the big banks and credit unions in Australia. "
target: Finty Pte Ltd.
Finty is Singapore’s first rewards-based financial comparison marketplace. Finty offers cash rewards based on revenue sharing and the online platform uses a proprietary predictive model to determine the value of cash rewards for customers when they apply for a range of credit cards & personal loans.
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closed 11/15/2016 via BusinessWire

Versara Lending, acquired Peerform

synopsis: Versara Lending, a leading consumer lender, announces the recent acquisition of Peerform, a prominent personal loan marketplace lender. The acquisition reinforces Versara’s commitment to rapid growth in the consumer lending space.
buyer: Versara Lending
Versara Lending, located in New York City, is a privately held consumer lender that specializes in debt consolidation loans. Versara helps consumers that seek to simplify their personal finances with a single, low, fixed monthly payment. "
target: Peerform
Peerform is a leading marketplace lender that was founded in New York City in 2010. Peerform was created to help individuals that were not being served by traditional lending channels.
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announced 7/6/2016 via BusinessWire

Bauer Media Group, will acquire Zmarta Group

synopsis: Bauer Media Group has entered into an agreement with H.I.G. Capital to acquire all shares in Zmarta Group. Zmarta is a leading fintech marketplace in Northern Europe which offers a broad range of personal financial services to consumers including personal loans, insurance, credit cards and a recently launched Personal Finance Management app.
buyer: Bauer Media Group
Bauer Media Group is one of the world's leading media companies and Europe's largest magazine publisher. They are passionate about their strong media brands. Their fundamentals are innovative creative magazine concepts and an outstanding knowledge of the relevant target groups. "
target: Zmarta Group
Zmarta Group offers a range of services for personal finance, with a focus on personal loan brokerage. Its vision is to help all consumers improve their personal finances and to offer a first class consumer-friendly experience both online and offline.
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closed 3/31/2015 via BNC Analysis

Snapdeal.com, acquired Rupeepower.com

synopsis: E-commerce marketplace Snapdeal.com has acquired a majority stake in Gurgaon-based digital financial products distribution startup Rupeepower.com. Founded in 2011, Rupeepower.com matches borrowers and lenders in the retail loans space for products like credit cards, personal loans, home loans, auto loans, and consumer loans.
buyer: Snapdeal.com
Snapdeal.com is India’s largest e-commerce marketplace. Snapdeal provides a platform for vendors across the country to connect with millions of customers. The platform has the widest assortment of products from thousands of national, international and regional brands across diverse categories. "
target: Rupeepower.com
Rupeepower.com is India's most extensive marketplace for loans, credit card and other personal finance product offers. Customers can instantly compare personalized loan / card offers from over 15 lenders (Banks, NBFCs and HFCs), apply online and also get an instant in-principle approval.
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closed 1/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

HouseandLand.com.au, acquired Joust Software Pty Ltd

synopsis: Property startup HouseandLand.com.au has acquired Joust, a home-loan auction app. Joust allows consumers to pitch loan providers against each other to provide the best low-interest rate deal. HouseandLand.com.au is a platform matching plots of land for sale with designs for homes, from local builders, that fit the dimensions.
buyer: HouseandLand.com.au
HouseandLand.com.au is a platform matching plots of land for sale with designs for homes, from local builders, that fit the dimensions, thus creating a custom house and land package that suits the customer's needs. "
target: Joust Software Pty Ltd
Founded in June 2016, Joust is a home-loan auction app, allowing consumers to pitch loan providers against each other to provide the best low-interest rate deal. Joust connects consumers directly with up to twenty one lenders on their revolutionary live platform.
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announced 3/24/2011 via Company Press Release

Davis + Henderson Corporation, will acquire Mortgagebot LLC

synopsis: Davis + Henderson Corporation announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Mortgagebot LLC of Mequon, Wisconsin for a purchase price of US $231.8 million, payable in cash. Mortgagebot is the leading provider of web-based mortgage point-of-sale solutions in the United States.
buyer: Davis + Henderson Corporation (TSX:DH:$1,260.20)
Davis + Henderson provides innovative programs, technology products and technology based business services to customers who offer chequing accounts, credit card accounts, and personal, commercial, and other lending and leasing products. "
target parent: Spectrum Equity
target: Mortgagebot LLC
Mortgagebot LLC provides the unique, award-winning Mortgagebot PowerSite® family of integrated point-of-sale (IPOS) solutions for taking mortgage applications from every mortgage channel: consumer-direct via the Internet, in the branch or call center; or through professional loan officers.
price ($mm)
$232
rev ($mm)
$38
EBITDA ($mm)
$20
EV / rev
6.1x
EV / EBITDA
11.5x
closed 6/1/2016 via Market Wire

Internet Brands, Inc., acquired ACE Tech Inc.

synopsis: Auto Credit Express, a leader in subprime automotive financing technology, has been acquired by Internet Brands. The deal bolsters Internet Brands' presence in the subprime automotive category and creates one of North America's largest full-service subprime automotive solution providers, serving both consumers and automotive dealerships.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Internet Brands® is a fully integrated online media and software services organization focused on four high-value vertical categories: Automotive, Health, Legal and Home / Travel. Internet Brands' powerful, proprietary operating platform provides the scalability to fuel the company's growth. "
target: ACE Tech Inc.
Auto Credit Express® is a leading provider of automotive special financing solutions, including loan matching, consulting services, and automotive special finance management software. Each month, the company provides more than 150,000 credit-challenged consumers with automotive financing services.
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announced 7/10/2019 via BNC Analysis

Alfio Bardolla, will acquire Aste Giudiziarie

synopsis: Alfio Bardolla, the leading company in Europe in personal financial training, will be acquiring Aste Giudiziarie, a proprietary platform that aggregates real-estate properties in auction, targeting individuals who want to buy their first home at a discount and through a team of professionals.
buyer: Alfio Bardolla (BIT:ABTG:$10.90)
Based in Italy, Alfio Bardolla is the leading company in Europe in personal financial training that helps people become financially free. Through their seminars and products, they teach people how to develop methods to create and manage financial assets. "
target: Aste Giudiziarie
Based in Italy, Aste Giudiziarie is a proprietary platform that aggregates real-estate properties in auction, targeting individuals who want to buy their first home at a discount and through a team of professionals, accompanies them throughout the judicial operation of the chosen property.
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announced 3/31/2015 via BusinessWire

Loans4Less.com, Inc., will acquire 321 Lend Inc.

synopsis: LOANS4LESS.COM, INC. has entered into an acquisition agreement with 321LEND, INC., a fully integrated developed proprietary Consumer Lending and Peer-To-Peer Technology Platform. 321LEND will be a LOANS4LESS.COM wholly owned subsidiary, which enables the combined company to originate both mortgages and consumer loans.
buyer: Loans4Less.com, Inc. (OTCPK:LFLS:$0.94)
Loans4Less.com, Inc. is currently an OTC publicly quoted California online mortgage loan originator focused on becoming a national loan origination brand platform for conforming residential mortgage programs and other consumer loans. Loans4Less. "
target: 321 Lend Inc.
321LEND, INC. is a fully integrated developed proprietary Consumer Lending and Peer-To-Peer Technology Platform that can originate loans in volume to consumers seeking unsecured terms based on credit scores and other underwriting criteria.
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cancelled 6/4/2015 via Company Press Release

Prestiamoci cancelled merger with TrustBuddy International AB,

synopsis: TrustBuddy, a peer-to-peer group that offers financing for SMB and consumer loans, will not acquire Prestiamoci following a conditional acquisition that was put in place during end of 2014. Prestiamoci offers an online peer to peer lending platform in Italy.
buyer: TrustBuddy International AB (OM:TBDY:$0.00)
TrustBuddy is the biggest Peer-to-Peer provider of short term loans in the world. TrustBuddy is the only Peer-to-Peer lending company in the world to be publicly traded and is listed on the NASDAQ OMX First North since 2011. "
target: Prestiamoci
AGATA S.p.A, doing business as Prestiamoci, offers an online peer to peer lending platform in Italy. Prestiamoci facilitates the distribution of the loan while providing only a portion of the total financing.
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announced 7/16/2019 via BusinessWire

Rent-A-Center, Inc., will acquire Merchants Preferred

synopsis: Rent-A-Center, Inc., a rent-to-own industry leader, will acquire C/C Financial Corp. doing business as Merchants Preferred, a nationwide provider of virtual rent-to-own services. Merchants Preferred’s advanced technology, back office infrastructure, and outstanding service enable competitive customer and retailer value propositions.
buyer: Rent-A-Center, Inc. (RCII:$2,659.12)
Rent-A-Center is a rent-to-own industry leader focused on improving lives for its customers by providing them the opportunity to obtain ownership of products such as consumer electronics, appliances, computers, and more, under flexible rental purchase agreements with no long-term obligation. "
target: Merchants Preferred
Merchants Preferred, founded in 2012 and based in Atlanta, GA, is a nationwide provider of virtual rent-to-own services for non-prime customers. Merchants Preferred’s advanced technology, back office infrastructure and outstanding service enable competitive customer and retailer value propositions.
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