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closed 7/17/2019 via BusinessWire

Valnet Inc., acquired Game Rant

synopsis: Valnet Inc., an online media publisher, has acquired GameRant.com, the popular and authoritative media outlet for video game related news, reviews, and discussion. They offer sharp analytical commentary on gaming, thoughtful reviews and fun list and countdown posts.
buyer parent: Valsoft Corp
buyer: Valnet Inc.
Valnet, a leader in Online Media Publishing, creates and distributes original content for its brands and audiences, worldwide. Valnet has acquired and developed a variety of web properties including movie and TV news website ScreenRant.com. "
target: Game Rant
GameRant.com is a video game news site that brings readers the latest news on the hottest games available now and coming soon, plus reviews, trailers, editorial features and more. Sharp analytical commentary on gaming, thoughtful reviews and fun list and countdown posts.
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closed 7/26/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Enthusiast Gaming Inc., acquired The Escapist

synopsis: Enthusiast Gaming, an online network of websites devoted to video gaming and Canada's largest video-gaming expo, has acquired The Escapist Magazine, a leading online magazine focused on in-depth coverage of the video game industry in addition to movies, comics, TV, and more.
buyer: Enthusiast Gaming Inc. (TSXV:EGLX:$9.37)
Enthusiast owns and operates an online network of websites devoted to video gaming and Canada's largest video-gaming expo. Between its online digital media properties, its network of partner websites, and video-gaming gaming expo, Enthusiast engages millions of video gaming enthusiasts worldwide. "
target parent: Zelnick Media Capital
target: The Escapist
The Escapist covers digital culture with a progressive editorial style, with articles and columns by the top writers in and outside of the digital entertainment industry.
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announced 6/23/2016 via Company Press Release

Future plc, will acquire Imagine Publishing Limited

synopsis: Future, an award-winning international media group and leading digital publisher, has agreed terms to acquire Imagine Publishing Limited, one of the UK’s fastest-growing consumer technology publishers.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$219.76)
Future is an award-winning international media group and leading digital publisher. They reach more than 51 million international consumers a month and create world-class content and advertising solutions online, on tablet & smartphone and in print. "
target: Imagine Publishing Limited
Imagine publishing is one of the UK’s fastest-growing consumer technology publishers, with 20 magazines, 200 bookazines, 30 apps and 30 websites published worldwide within four key market sectors - knowledge/science, technology, photography and videogames.
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closed 6/5/2014 via BNC Analysis

Webedia SAS, acquired JeuxVideo.com

synopsis: Webedia, the 10th largest French media company on the internet, has announced its acquisition of JeuxVideo.com from Hi-Media. JeuxVideo.com offers an online news magazine for video games, personal computers and consoles.
buyer parent: Fimalac SA
buyer: Webedia SAS
Webedia SAS operates as a website publisher. It is the 10th largest French media company on the internet. It hosts a number of websites such as PurePeople, PureTrend, Purefans, Shopoon, Dailyconso, and Onlydesign. "
target parent: Hi-Media Group
target: JeuxVideo.com
Jeuxvideo.com offers an online news magazine for video games, personal computers and consoles. The company was incorporated in 1998 and is based in Aurillac, France.
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closed 2/3/2009 via BusinessWire

Gamefly, Inc., acquired Shacknews, Ltd.

synopsis: GameFly.com, the leading subscription-based videogame rental company, announced that it has acquired Shacknews Ltd., the parent company of the Web’s leading independent news site, Shacknews.com, and videogames-related digital download site, FileShack.com.
buyer: Gamefly, Inc.
GameFly™ is the leading online video game rental service. eFly™ is the leading online video game rental service. With a choice of more than 6,000 titles, GameFly offers the widest selection of games for the PlayStation® 2, PlayStation® 3, Xbox™ etc.. without the hassle of due dates or late fees. "
target: Shacknews, Ltd.
Founded in 1995 by Steve Gibson, Shacknews Ltd. has been a leader in online video game information and downloads for over a decade. Shacknews.com and FileShack.com are home to one of the largest and most active gaming communities in the world.
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closed 8/16/2006 via BusinessWire

AOL, LLC., acquired GameDAILY

synopsis: AOL LLC announced today that it has acquired GameDaily, one of the Internet's leading independent video game publications, from Gigex, Inc. AOL's agreement with Gigex closed on August 10th, 2006. Financial terms were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Time Warner, Inc.
buyer: AOL, LLC. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL is a leading global Web services company with an extensive suite of brands and offerings and a substantial worldwide audience. AOL’s business spans online content, products and services that the company offers to consumers, publishers and advertisers. "
target parent: Gigex, Inc.
target: GameDAILY
GameDaily is the Internet's leading independent video game publication, serving the mainstream gaming audience and industry decision makers. GameDaily reaches the coveted demographic of consumers ages 18 to 34.
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closed 5/12/2005 via Reuters

Future plc, acquired Echo Software and Hardware LLC

synopsis: Magazine publisher Future Plc said it bought Cheat Planet, a U.S. computer games website, from Echo Software and Hardware LLC for $8.7 million cash.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$219.76)
Future plc is an international special-interest media group. Founded in 1985 with one UK magazine, today it creates over 150 special-interest publications, websites and events with strong portfolios in the computing, games, music, automotive, sports, crafts and leisure sectors. "
target: Echo Software and Hardware LLC
Echo Software and Hardware LLC operates Cheat Planet, a U.S. computer games website.
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closed 3/14/2018 via Company Press Release

Gfinity plc, acquired RealSport

synopsis: Gfinity plc, a leading international esports entertainment group, announced that it has acquired the entire issued share capital of RealSM Limited, owner of the fan-oriented digital sports media platform, RealSport. Founded in January 2016, RealSport provides sports fans with all the latest news from across the globe.
buyer: Gfinity plc (AIM:GFIN:$3.32)
Founded in 2012, Gfinity has established itself as one of the world's leading esports companies. The London-based business enjoys strong relationships with game publishers, players and the wider esports community and has built a solid reputation for delivering high quality competitions. "
target: RealSport
RealSport is a fan-oriented, tech-forward sports media platform with commitment to simple UI and quality and exciting original content, from Football to eSports. RealSport believes in providing the highest quality original and unique content, written by real sports fans.
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announced 11/13/2012 via BNC Analysis

NosJuniors.com, will acquire NumeriKids

synopsis: NosJuniors.com, the information site for parents acquires rival NumeriKids, who publishes an online magazine about the digital environment of children for an unknown amount. Numerikids.com specializes in news and trends on the digital environment for children, whether it be video games, tablets, smartphones and dedicated application environments.
buyer: NosJuniors.com
Nos Juniors is an online magazine dedicated to parents of children aged 6-12 years. NosJuniors.com aims to answer key questions posed by parents of children between 6 and 12 years in all areas of daily life. "
target: NumeriKids
NumeriKids operates as an internet magazine which offers information about current events and trends relating to the digital environment of children, regarding video games, tablets, smart phones, and dedicated application environments.
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closed 8/22/2018 via Company Press Release

Dexerto Limited, acquired Charlie INTEL

synopsis: Dexerto is delighted to welcome charlieINTEL.com and fortniteINTEL.com to their fast-growing network of platforms covering esports, gaming and digital stars. charlieINTEL.com is a news site dedicated to delivering the latest news on the popular Call of Duty first-person shooter franchise.
buyer: Dexerto Limited
Dexerto is a global provider of esports and entertainment news, videos and live broadcasting. They offer an unmatched insight into the lives of professional gamers and Internet-grown celebrities, blending sports-style and lifestyle coverage. "
target: Charlie INTEL
charlieINTEL.com is a news site dedicated to delivering the latest news on the popular Call of Duty first-person shooter franchise. charlieINTEL is one of the biggest Call of Duty fan community sites. Associated site, FortniteIntel.com, is a new site dedicated to Epic Games' Fortnite Battle Royale.
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closed 6/21/2017 via PR Newswire

Enthusiast Gaming Inc., acquired Destructoid

synopsis: Enthusiast Gaming Inc., the fastest growing online community of video gamers, is excited to announce that it has acquired Destructoid.com, a leading online authority for over 10 years as the alternative to mainstream gaming news sites and a sought-after destination for gamers to blog about their favorite video games.
buyer: Enthusiast Gaming Inc. (TSXV:EGLX:$9.37)
Enthusiast Gaming is the fastest growing online community of video gamers. Together with its owned digital properties and live events, it reaches over 50 million gamers monthly across 50 websites worldwide. "
target: Destructoid
Based in San Francisco, Destructoid has been a leading online authority for over 10 years as the alternative to mainstream gaming news sites and a sought-after destination for gamers to blog about their favorite video games. They consistently attract 5 million monthly visitors.
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closed 3/31/2017 via BNC Analysis

Resero Network, acquired VideoGamer.com

synopsis: Resero Network, the firm behind Xbox Achievements and PlayStation Trophies, announced the acquisition of VideoGamer.com, a London-based website focused on video game news, reviews, previews and videos. The website was formerly owned by Candy Banana.
buyer: Resero Network
Resero Network, the firm behind Xbox Achievements and PlayStation Trophies, is a network that offers video game reviews, trailers and interviews. They are based in London, England. "
target parent: Candy Banana
target: VideoGamer.com
VideoGamer.com is a London-based website focused on video game news, reviews, previews and videos. They offer the best in video and written video game coverage on the internet, specializing on PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U and PC.
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closed 4/27/2016 via Company Press Release

8Kdata, acquired Otogami

synopsis: 8KData, a R&D (Research and Development) company focused on developing new services and innovative solutions in the database space, has acquired Otogami. With the largest online catalog of video games, Otogami helps users find them at the best prices. Otogami is based in Madrid, Spain.
buyer: 8Kdata
8Kdata is a R&D (Research and Development) company focused on developing new services and innovative solutions in the database space. Their product, ToroDB, is an open source NoSQL database that runs on top of a RDBMS (relational database management system). "
target: Otogami
With the largest online catalog of video games, Otogami helps users find them at the best prices. Otogami is based in Madrid, Spain.
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closed 9/12/2013 via Company Press Release

Tech in Asia, acquired GameSaku

synopsis: Tech in Asia, one of the largest English-language tech and startup media companies in Asia, announced that it has acquired GameSaku, which operates as an online technology blog and news website about mobile games. The company is based in Indonesia.
buyer: Tech in Asia
Tech in Asia is a digital media blog based in Singapore. Tech in Asia is also known for its Startup Asia conferences, which are held in Singapore and Jakarta. They also hosts frequent Meetups in cities across Asia where entrepreneurs can connect and learn from industry leaders. "
target parent: App Foundry Pte Ltd.
target: GameSaku
GameSaku operates as an online technology blog and news website about mobile games. The company is based in Indonesia.
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closed 7/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

IDN Media Company, acquired GGWP.ID

synopsis: IDN Media, a multi-platform media company for “millennials and Gen Z in Indonesia”, has announced the acquisition of GGWP.ID to mark its entry into the fast-growing e-sports industry. Indonesian GGWP.ID covers info, tips & tricks, and news regarding e-sports such as Dota 2, Arena of Valor, and more.
buyer: IDN Media Company
IDN Media is the leading multi-platform media company for Millennials and Gen Z in Indonesia. IDN Media operates IDN Times, Popbela.com, Popmama.com, Yummy, IDN Creative, IDN Event, and IDN Creator Network. "
target: GGWP.ID
Indonesian eSports website GGWP.ID, founded in 2014, operates multiple digital media sites and is also active in the creative, events, and marketing scene. GGWP.ID covers info, tips & tricks, and news regarding e-sports such as Dota 2, Arena of Valor, and more.
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closed 5/3/2017 via Company Press Release

Gamer Network Limited, acquired Rock, Paper, Shotgun Ltd

synopsis: Rock, Paper, Shotgun, the PC-specialist site founded by Kieron Gillen, Jim Rossignol, Alec Meer and John Walker, has been acquired by GamesIndustry.biz parent company Gamer Network. Rock Paper Shotgun is a UK-based PC gaming blog that offers PC game reviews, news, and more, written by a gathering of Britain’s top games critics.
buyer: Gamer Network Limited
Gamer Network is one of the world's leading games media businesses. With a strong focus on editorial quality and community, their network of award-winning websites, video and social channels reaches over 50 million gamers every month. "
target: Rock, Paper, Shotgun Ltd
Rock Paper Shotgun is a UK-based PC gaming blog that offers PC game reviews, news, and more. It's written by a gathering of Britain’s top games critics, and aims to cover everything from the latest breaking stories about the biggest releases to esoterica from the format’s most obscure peninsulas.
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closed 11/14/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Enthusiast Gaming Inc., acquired Operation Sports

synopsis: Enthusiast Gaming Holdings Inc., a digital media company building the largest community of authentic gamers, has acquired the assets of Operation Sports LLC, one of the largest online sports video gaming news and community forums.
buyer: Enthusiast Gaming Inc. (TSXV:EGLX:$9.37)
Founded in 2014, Enthusiast is the fastest-growing online community of video gamers. Through the Company’s unique acquisition strategy, it has a platform of over 70 owned and affiliated websites and currently reaches over 75 million monthly visitors with its unique and curated content. "
target: Operation Sports
Since its inception in 1998, Operation Sports has grown from a small community driven news site into an industry leading destination for sports video gaming enthusiasts to connect online.
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closed 8/14/2017 via PR Newswire

Overwolf, acquired StatsRoyale

synopsis: Overwolf, the leading platform for creation and distribution of gaming apps, announced the acquisition of StatsRoyale.com, the largest service for players of the popular mobile game - Clash Royale. The StatsRoyale.com website provides valuable information for the Clash Royale player community.
buyer: Overwolf
Headquartered in Tel-Aviv, Israel with offices in Seattle, Overwolf enhances competitive gaming experiences with the world's richest selection of in-game apps. The Overwolf Client allows players and game publishers to add new functionality to any game, all without touching a line of game code. "
target: StatsRoyale
StatsRoyale.com is the largest service for players of the popular mobile game - Clash Royale. The StatsRoyale.com website provides valuable information for the Clash Royale player community.
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closed 5/11/2010 via BusinessWire

ZAM, LLC, acquired Tankspot

synopsis: ZAM, LLC (ZAM), the company behind the internet’s largest community of Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) gamers, announced the acquisition of Tankspot, the premier World of Warcraft video resource on the web.
buyer: ZAM, LLC
ZAM Media operates the largest and longest running family of sites dedicated to information and community for the Massively Multiplayer Online gamer. ZAM’s family of sites currently includes Wowhead, Thottbot, Allakhazam, ZAM and MMOUI. "
target: Tankspot
Established in 2007, Tankspot produces strategy videos that help players overcome the toughest raid encounters World of Warcraft has to offer.
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announced 8/16/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Graph Blockchain Inc., will acquire Cyberanking Ltd.

synopsis: Graph Blockchain, a Canadian blockchain solutions company whose enterprise platforms provide solutions for data management, business intelligence and data analytics, will acquire Cyberanking, an online coaching platform that provides game, fitness and psychological training for gamers.
buyer: Graph Blockchain Inc. (CNSX:GBLC:$0.02)
Graph Blockchain is a Canadian blockchain solutions company. Their enterprise platforms provide solutions for data management, business intelligence and data analytics, by delivering unparalleled processing speed and uncompromising performance quality for corporations and government agencies. "
target: Cyberanking Ltd.
Cyberanking is an online coaching platform that provides game, fitness and psychological training for gamers who want to become better players and improve their quality of life and overall wellbeing while doing what they love the most: playing games.
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closed 7/17/2019 via BusinessWire

Valnet Inc., acquired Game Rant

synopsis: Valnet Inc., an online media publisher, has acquired GameRant.com, the popular and authoritative media outlet for video game related news, reviews, and discussion. They offer sharp analytical commentary on gaming, thoughtful reviews and fun list and countdown posts.
buyer parent: Valsoft Corp
buyer: Valnet Inc.
Valnet, a leader in Online Media Publishing, creates and distributes original content for its brands and audiences, worldwide. Valnet has acquired and developed a variety of web properties including movie and TV news website ScreenRant.com. "
target: Game Rant
GameRant.com is a video game news site that brings readers the latest news on the hottest games available now and coming soon, plus reviews, trailers, editorial features and more. Sharp analytical commentary on gaming, thoughtful reviews and fun list and countdown posts.
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closed 7/17/2019 via BusinessWire

Valnet Inc., acquired Game Rant

synopsis: Valnet Inc., an online media publisher, has acquired GameRant.com, the popular and authoritative media outlet for video game related news, reviews, and discussion. They offer sharp analytical commentary on gaming, thoughtful reviews and fun list and countdown posts.
buyer parent: Valsoft Corp
buyer: Valnet Inc.
Valnet, a leader in Online Media Publishing, creates and distributes original content for its brands and audiences, worldwide. Valnet has acquired and developed a variety of web properties including movie and TV news website ScreenRant.com. "
target: Game Rant
GameRant.com is a video game news site that brings readers the latest news on the hottest games available now and coming soon, plus reviews, trailers, editorial features and more. Sharp analytical commentary on gaming, thoughtful reviews and fun list and countdown posts.
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closed 4/4/2016 via PR Newswire

Valnet Inc., acquired Comic Book Resources (CBR)

synopsis: Valnet Inc., an online media publisher, has acquired ComicBookResources.com, a popular and unique media outlet for comic book related news, reviews and discussion. Comic Book Resources (CBR) began as a forum providing a platform for comic enthusiasts to share and discuss the latest news and trends in the comic book industry.
buyer: Valnet Inc.
Valnet, a leader in Online Media Publishing, creates and distributes original content for its brands and audiences, worldwide. Valnet has acquired and developed a variety of web properties including movie and TV news website ScreenRant.com. "
target: Comic Book Resources (CBR)
Comic Book Resources began as a forum providing a platform for comic enthusiasts to share and discuss news and trends in the comic book industry. It grew to become the most reliable and reputable resource for all comic book-related news and commentary through informative and entertaining content.
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closed 2/4/2015 via PR Newswire

Valnet Inc., acquired ScreenRant.com

synopsis: Leading independent movie and TV news website ScreenRant.com has been acquired by Valnet Inc., a Canadian company specialized in developing internet-based businesses and brands. ScreenRant.com has become one of the most visited movie and TV news sites in the United States.
buyer: Valnet Inc.
Valnet Inc. is a Canadian company specialized in developing internet-based businesses and brands. Valnet is based in Montreal and owns a variety of web properties such as TheRichest.com, TheSportster.com and BabyGaga.com. "
target: ScreenRant.com
ScreenRant.com is a leading independent movie and TV news website. They are one of the most visited movie and TV news sites in the United States with many talented writers and editors.
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closed 6/5/2013 via BNC Analysis

Valnet Inc., acquired BornRich.com

synopsis: Online luxury publication, BornRich.com, has been acquired by the Canadian-based internet conglomerate Valnet Inc. BornRich.com operates as an online portal that covers lifestyle content in categories such as shopping, auto, watch, estate, and gadgets.
buyer: Valnet Inc.
Valnet is an acquirer and operator of a variety of online assets in different sectors of the web which is from where it takes its slogan "Valnet Unites The internet". It is constantly looking for new opportunities and challenges to take on, where it sees that it can bring value to. "
target: BornRich.com
BornRich.com is an online publication that covers lifestyle content in categories such as shopping, auto, watch, estate, and gadgets.
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closed 11/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Webedia SAS, acquired UTURN Group

synopsis: Saudi-based online entertainment network, UTURN Group, has joined forces with digital media company, Webedia, to create Arabic media and entertainment powerhouse, Webedia Arabia. UTURN Group is the leading Arabic entertainment network in the Middle East and North Africa.
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: UTURN Group
UTURN Group is the leading Arabic entertainment network in the Middle East and North Africa. UTURN was founded in 2010 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. They produce premium content with the aim to promote Arabic content globally.
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announced 3/29/2018 via BusinessWire

Maven Inc., will acquire SAY Media, Inc.

synopsis: Maven announced it has signed a letter of intent to acquire Say Media, a company that is defining the digital magazine through a portfolio of influential brands and a next-generation publishing platform called Tempest that caters to the needs of both modern storytellers and marketers.
buyer: Maven Inc. (OTCPK:MVEN:$0.38)
Maven is a coalition of mavens operating on a single digital publishing, advertising and distribution platform, unified under a single media brand. Based in Seattle, Maven is publicly traded under the ticker symbol MVEN. "
target: SAY Media, Inc.
Say Media is defining the digital magazine through a portfolio of influential brands and a next-generation publishing platform called Tempest that caters to the needs of both modern storytellers and marketers.
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closed 12/28/2016 via Market Wire

CPXi, purchased Entertainment Sites from SpinMedia

synopsis: CPXi announced that it will acquire the celebrity news, gossip and entertainment websites; Celebuzz, The Frisky and The Superficial from SpinMedia. SpinMedia Group is a digital-first media company connecting a vast network of entertainment and music fans to the content, celebrities, and brands they love.
buyer: CPXi
CPXi is a comprehensive digital media company with over 15 years of experience driving efficiencies in the tech-enabled marketing space. They provide technology, services and processes that make digital more efficient and effective. "
seller: SpinMedia
Celebuzz.com, TheFrisky.com, and TheSuperficial.com are celebrity news, gossip and entertainment websites ran by SpinMedia. SpinMedia Group is a digital-first media company connecting a vast network of entertainment and music fans to the content, celebrities, and brands they love.
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closed 10/26/2016 via BNC Analysis

Funke Mediengruppe GmbH, acquired Media Partisans GmbH

synopsis: Funke Mediengruppe has acquired a majority interest in Media Partisans. The Potsdam-based company operates the heftig.co portal in Germany, as well as other websites, and is the European market leader for publishing on social media.
buyer: Funke Mediengruppe GmbH
Funke Mediengruppe publishes and distributes daily and weekly newspapers, trade magazines, and advertising journals and papers in Europe. It also operates radio stations; and advertising portals related to real estate, jobs, automobiles, and acquaintanceships. "
target: Media Partisans GmbH
Media Partisans is one of the fastest growing media companies in the world. It is their mission to connect the world through stories. They do so by producing only the most relevant and unusual content for an international audience. Every single story/video they produce reaches millions of people.
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closed 6/8/2016 via Company Press Release

MOBYT S.p.A., acquired MediaMob S.r.l.

synopsis: DigiTouch, one of the most active Italian independent players in digital marketing, has completed its sale of 51% of MediaMob to Mobyt, a leader in Italy in Mobile Marketing & Services and active in the web advertising. MediaMob is a programmatic sales house, offering technological solutions for audience targeting and programmatic advertising.
buyer: MOBYT S.p.A. (BIT:MBY:$28.32)
Mobyt delivers highly reliable solutions for the sending and receipt of SMS messaging services and emailing to support new marketing and advertising opportunities. Their services are currently used by over 28,000 companies, 70% of which are Italian. "
target parent: DigiTouch
target: MediaMob S.r.l.
MediaMob is an Italian independent digital solutions provider, specialized in programmatic advertising on premium inventory, with cross-device coverage and a wide range of creative ad formats. MediaMob leverages on the modern technological solutions related to audience targeting logics.
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closed 4/16/2015 via BNC Analysis

Blinkx Plc, acquired All Media Network, LLC

synopsis: Internet media company Blinkx PLC said it has completed a deal to acquire All Media Network LLC. All Media Network connects today's digital audience with the best discovery services for music, movies, and TV. The acquisition of All Media gives Blinkx access to a number of website properties, including Sidereel.com, Allmusic.com and Allmovie.com.
buyer: Blinkx Plc (AIM:RTHM:$316.02)
blinkx is an Internet media company that connects consumers and brands through content online. Their patented COncept Recognition Engine technology leverages speech recognition, text and image analysis to understand the meaning and context of video content to generate improved search relevancy. "
target: All Media Network, LLC
All Media Network connects today's digital audience with the best discovery services for music, movies, and TV. With 118 million monthly page views across five web sites, All Media Network provides the most comprehensive and pervasive consumer entertainment products available anywhere.
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DDB Worldwide Communications Group Inc., acquired Lifelounge Group

synopsis: DDB Worldwide Communications Group Inc. has acquired independent creative agency Lifelounge Group. They specialise in creating authentic brand connections with 16-35 year-old Australians through print, websites, and advertising. They also publish the Lifelounge Sweeney Report, a provider of insights into the Australian 16-30 year old market.
buyer parent: Omnicom Group Inc.
buyer: DDB Worldwide Communications Group Inc.
DDB Worldwide is one of the world's largest and most influential advertising and marketing networks. At the 2014 Cannes International Festival of Creativity, DDB took home 87 Lions as well as Agency of the Year and Regional Network of the Year honors for adam&eveDDB and DDB EMEA, respectively. "
target: Lifelounge Group
Lifelounge Group is a digital media and entertainment company. They operate Lifelounge.com and TheVine.com.au, Australia's No. 1 youth & entertainment website. They are focused on opportunities that leverage research, technical expertise & creativity to develop digital products and campaigns.
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announced 6/12/2012 via BusinessWire

Cazador Acquisition Corporation, will be merged with Net Element, Inc.

synopsis: Net Element, a global publisher of online destinations and soon-to-be operator of a mobile commerce platform for Russia and other emerging markets, and Cazador Acquisition Corporation, a special purpose acquisition company, announced the execution of a merger agreement.
buyer: Cazador Acquisition Corporation
Cazador Acquisition Corporation Ltd. is a special purpose acquisition company, also known as a blank-check company incorporated as a Cayman Islands-exempted company. "
target: Net Element, Inc. (NETE:$45.96)
Net Element is a publisher of digital destinations and services provider powered by a rich video services platform for commerce, HD and 3D formats. The platform supports a network of content-driven, vertically focused applications for consumer, professional and business marketplaces.
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closed 10/26/2009 via BusinessWire

TopTenREVIEWS, Inc., purchased Consumer Media Division from Imaginova Corp.

synopsis: TopTenREVIEWS announced it has acquired the Consumer Media Division of Imaginova Inc., a privately held company based in New York City. Included in the acquisition are Space.com, LiveScience.com and Newsarama.com. As part of the ongoing expansion, TopTenREVIEWS has established the TechMediaNetwork to incorporate these properties.
buyer parent: TechMedia Network
buyer: TopTenREVIEWS, Inc.
Founded in 2003, TopTenREVIEWS.com provides consumers with side-by-side product and pricing comparisons to help them research, shop and purchase technology and entertainment products and services. "
seller: Imaginova Corp.
Imaginova, a leading digital media and commerce company, is the preeminent online destination for the Intellectually Curious. The Imaginova Network of media properties delivers engaging and entertaining editorial and multimedia content to a robust community of curious and well-informed users.
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closed 7/17/2008 via PR Newswire

Glam Media, acquired Codex Media

synopsis: Glam Media acquired Munich-based firm, Codex Media to accelerate its launch in Germany. Codex Media is an ad network with a significant reach in the German lifestyle and entertainment area.
buyer: Glam Media
Glam Media pioneered the vertical content network model and is the fastest growing Top 20 Media Company in the U.S. Glam Media provides a compelling mix of fresh, original content created in-house on its owned & operated web sites and the carefully curated Glam Publishing Network. "
target: Codex Media
Codex Media is an ad network with a significant reach in the German lifestyle and entertainment area. While not specifically considered a women’s ad network it has a considerable share of that market.
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closed 8/15/2006 via PR Newswire

IAC/InterActiveCorp, acquired Connected Ventures, LLC

synopsis: IAC/InterActiveCorp has acquired a 51% stake and full voting control of Connected Ventures, LLC, parent of leading comedy site CollegeHumor.com. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. CollegeHumor is the first site to join IAC Programming, launched earlier this year to buy and build branded online content properties.
buyer: IAC/InterActiveCorp (IAC:$4,501.20)
IAC operates more than 35 leading and diversified Internet businesses across 40 countries... our mission is to harness the power of interactivity to make daily life easier and more productive for people all over the world. "
target: Connected Ventures, LLC
Connected Ventures, LLC operates online content and retail properties, including leading comedy site CollegeHumor.com. CollegeHumor delivers comedic content, including videos, pictures, articles and jokes to its core audience of college students and recent graduates.
price ($mm)
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announced 10/14/2014 via BNC Analysis

Commuter Advertising, will acquire CommuteStream

synopsis: Oakwood-based Commuter Advertising has signed a deal to acquire Chicago-based mobile technology company CommuteStream. Commuter Advertising — a transit-focused advertising and media agency — will use CommuteStream’s ad network to reach riders who regularly use smartphones in planning their commutes.
buyer: Commuter Advertising
Commuter Advertising empowers advertisers to engage with consumers on the move at targeted locations and times through digital out-of-home transit media. CA broadcasts messages to commuters onboard vehicles around the nation. "
target: CommuteStream
CommuteStream connects businesses and brands with urban commuters. By partnering with local transit apps, they directly deliver highly targeted digital advertising to people who live and work in Chicago.
price ($mm)
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closed 2/16/2012 via Company Press Release

Opera Software, acquired 4th Screen Advertising Ltd.

synopsis: Opera Software announced that it has acquired 4th Screen Advertising, Ltd., to significantly expand its offering to advertisers and mobile publishers that engage consumers via the mobile web and applications, across all mobile platforms. Opera offers complete advertising solutions for mass-market feature phone and smartphone platforms.
buyer: Opera Software (OPERA:$496.80)
Opera is an industry leader in the development of Web browsers for the desktop, device and mobile markets. The web browsers are adapted to a wide range of platforms, operating systems and embedded Internet products including computers, tablets, mobiles and PDAs, various game consoles and more. "
target: 4th Screen Advertising Ltd.
4th Screen Advertising is one of the world's leading premium mobile advertising agencies. 4th Screen goes beyond just clicks, offering brands and advertisers engagement and rich media based mobile campaigns. Publisher clients include The Guardian, MTV, Global Radio, Shazam, and IMDb.
price ($mm)[EV]
$5.06 [$4.30]
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/22/2018 via BNC Analysis

KissKissBankBank & Co, acquired Goodeed SAS

synopsis: French crowdfunding specialist KissKissBankBank announced it has acquired a majority stake in the French start-up Goodeed, specializing in donations through the viewing of online advertising videos.
buyer parent: Le Groupe La Poste
buyer: KissKissBankBank & Co
KissKissBankBank & Co is one of the European leaders in crowd-funding. Through its three platforms, KissKissBankBank is currently the only player in Europe to develop its services in three crowd-funding segments, thereby providing appropriate solutions for a host of personal & professional projects."
target: Goodeed SAS
Goodeed, based in France, is a website that allows people to plant trees, send vaccines or offer meals for free by simply connecting to the Goodeed website and watching twenty seconds of entertaining ads.
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closed 3/22/2018 via BNC Analysis

Arena Racing Company, acquired Vermantia

synopsis: Arena Racing Company (ARC), the largest racecourse operator in the UK, has acquired virtual sports content provider Vermantia. Based in Greece, Vermantia is a leader in omni-channel content solutions for lotteries, gaming and betting operators worldwide. Their platform, Vermantia CONNECT, provides virtual games, Live Sports and Racing content.
buyer: Arena Racing Company
Arena Racing Company (ARC) is the largest racecourse operator in the UK with its racecourses hosting racing on over 300 days a year. ARC hosts racing at all levels of the sport from Class 7 through to Group 1s. ARC also operates a hotel, spa resort and golf course. "
target: Vermantia
Based in Greece, Vermantia is a virtual sports content provider. Vermantia is a leader in omni-channel content solutions for lotteries, gaming and betting operators worldwide. Their platform, Vermantia CONNECT, provides a gaming portfolio comprised of virtual games, Live Sports and Racing content.
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closed 7/26/2017 via Company Press Release

Affinity Media SAS France merged with AdWanted,

synopsis: The international advertising agency Affinity Media SAS France and Adwanted, the leading offline advertising space market, decided to take a new direction in their development by merging the two companies under ADWANTED GROUP.
buyer: AdWanted
Adwanted is an international platform for programmatic offline advertising that claims global leadership in the nascent market of the "programmatic advertising transaction". In April 2017, Adwanted launched a new multilingual version of its platform, with improved design and user experience. "
target: Affinity Media SAS France
Affinity Media is the privileged link between quality international media and French advertisers. It is the exclusive partner of major online & offline media groups in Europe, Asia & America. It specializes in high-quality ads in the news, business & life style sectors targeting selected audiences.
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announced 7/17/2017 via Company Press Release

Innovation Labs, will acquire Stk Marketing Ltd

synopsis: Gaming Innovation Group Inc. (GIG) has through its subsidiary Innovation Labs agreed to acquire all assets in one of the biggest affiliate networks in Scandinavia, Stk Marketing Ltd. The network will be integrated into Innovation Labs’ BI/Data proprietary systems & marketing platforms.
buyer parent: Gaming Innovation Group
buyer: Innovation Labs
Innovation Labs is a fast growing online marketing company for iGaming. It refers paying users to B2B clients primarily by obtaining competitive rankings for high-value keywords in search engines through SEO (search engine optimization), generating traffic to owned websites. "
target: Stk Marketing Ltd
Stk Marketing Ltd is one of the biggest affiliate networks in Scandinavia. STK Marketing also operates, among other things, a number of websites in the gaming industry including the Norwegian sites NorskeSpilleautomater.com, CasinoPåNett.org and CasinoSpesialisten.net, and Swedish Spelautomater.se.
price ($mm)
$30
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
$8
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
4.2x
closed 6/21/2017 via BNC Analysis

BrideClick Inc., acquired Mode Media

synopsis: Mode Media's company assets have been acquired by wedding-focused advertising company BrideClick. Mode Media is a consumer social platform for curated content discovery with native in-feed distribution.
buyer: BrideClick Inc.
Working with hundreds of bridal websites and social media influencers, BrideClick aggregates the advertising capabilities of these content creators into one platform. "
target: Mode Media
Mode Media is a consumer social platform for curated content discovery with native in-feed distribution. Mode launched with more than 100,000 premium videos and content human-curated by over 10,000 of the world's most authentic and influential creators and experts.
price ($mm)
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announced 10/13/2016 via Company Press Release

Crooz, will acquire Candle inc.

synopsis: CROOZ, Inc., one of the leading mobile social game providers in Japan, will acquire all shares of Candle inc. and make it a subsidiary. Candle inc operates fashion curation media such as MARBLE, which boasts over 15 million monthly unique visitors.
buyer: Crooz (JASDAQ:2138:$272.81)
Crooz, Inc. offers smartphone games to the Japanese and global markets, including original titles such as RAGNABREAK, The Knights of Avalon, Elemental Story, and Card King, in addition to games that make use of IP that represents Japan, such as HUNTER×HUNTER, NARUTO, and Final Fantasy. "
target: Candle inc.
Candle inc. operates online websites related to curator media business such as such as MimiTV, Topicks, Healthil, Carcast, Joytrip, and Taspy. Its sites offer information related to automobile and motorcycle, health care, and travel. It also operates a beauty-based video media mimiTV.
price ($mm)
$12
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/29/2015 via Market Wire

Torstar Corporation, acquired VerticalScope Inc.

synopsis: Torstar Corporation, a broadly based, progressive media company, announced it has acquired a 56 percent interest in VerticalScope Holdings Inc., a digital media company that owns and operates more than 600 consumer enthusiast online forums and premium content sites across North America.
buyer: Torstar Corporation (TSX:TS.B:$458.48)
Torstar Corporation is a broadly based, progressive media company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TS.B), with a long history in daily and community newspapers, book publishing and digital businesses. "
target: VerticalScope Inc.
Established in 1999, VerticalScope Inc. owns and operates more than 300 consumer shopping portals and enthusiast Web sites serving the automotive, RV, powersports, tractor, outdoor power equipment, sports and pet owner vertical markets with top brands.
price ($mm)
$155*
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