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closed 8/7/2019 via BNC Analysis

PickMe, acquired YAMU

synopsis: PickMe, a Sri Lankan ride-hailing app, has acquired YAMU, an online guide for dining and entertainment in Sri Lanka. YAMU provides daily updated reviews with photographs for restaurants, bars, shops, hotels and more. Their reviews help people to separate the good from the bad, and the excellent from the extortionate.
buyer: PickMe
PickMe is a Sri Lankan ride-hailing app. PickMe allows users to easily book a ride at any time of day. PickMe features the best rates and the largest fleet of taxis in Sri Lanka. They offer bikes, tuk tuks, cars, vans, luxury sedans, and more. "
target: YAMU
YAMU is an online guide for dining and entertainment in Sri Lanka. YAMU provides daily updated reviews with photographs for restaurants, bars, shops, hotels and more. Their reviews help people to separate the good from the bad, and the excellent from the extortionate.
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closed 6/3/2019 via BNC Analysis

Paxton Media Group, purchased Log Cabin Democrat, 3 Arkansas weeklies from New Media Investment Group

synopsis: Paxton Media Group has purchased the Log Cabin Democrat, a daily newspaper in Conway, Ark., along with three Arkansas weeklies in Clinton, Heber Springs and Newport. The Arkansas weekly newspapers are the Van Buren County Democrat in Clinton, The Sun Times in Heber Springs and the Newport Independent.
buyer: Paxton Media Group
Paxton Media, a family-owned company headquartered in Paducah, Kentucky, owns more than 35 daily newspapers, a television station and numerous weekly publications across Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina and Tennessee. "
seller: New Media Investment Group (NEWM:$1,588.44)
The Log Cabin Democrat is a daily newspaper in Conway, Arkansas, United States, serving Conway and Faulkner County and some surrounding areas. The three Arkansas weekly newspapers are the Van Buren County Democrat in Clinton, The Sun Times in Heber Springs and the Newport Independent.
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closed 1/15/2019 via PR Web

The Emerald Cost By Owner, acquired DestinFlorida.com

synopsis: Emerald Coast by Owner (ECBYO), a regional vacation rental-listing site for the Gulf Coast of Florida and Alabama, has acquired DestinFlorida.com, a website for people who love Destin and vacationing in the area. DestinFlorida.com is the #1 guide to the best Destin beach vacation rentals, restaurants, activities, shopping and more.
buyer: The Emerald Cost By Owner
Emerald Coast by Owner (ECBYO) is a regional vacation rental-listing site for the Gulf Coast of Florida and Alabama. ECBYO allows people to easily compare and pick the right vacation rental that meets their needs. ECBYO offers thousands of vacation rentals to choose from. "
target: DestinFlorida.com
DestinFlorida.com is a website for people who love Destin and vacationing in the area. DestinFlorida.com is the #1 guide to the best Destin beach vacation rentals, restaurants, activities, shopping and more. The site aims to help people have a great vacation in Destin, Florida.
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closed 11/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

CarToq, acquired Ketchupp

synopsis: CarToq, an online media platform for auto buyers and enthusiasts in India, has acqui-hired Ketchupp, a food discovery platform in India that helps users decide on what food they want to order online. Ketchupp provides unbiased dish recommendations based on a user's preferences, such as healthy or gourmet foods.
buyer parent: Mindworks Global Media Services
buyer: CarToq
CarToq is an online media platform for auto buyers and enthusiasts in India. CarToq offers the latest automobile news, new launches, reviews, and other trending stories every month. CarToq is a one-stop destination for over 20 million auto buyers, owners, and enthusiasts across the country. "
target: Ketchupp
Ketchupp is a food discovery platform in India that helps users decide on what food they want to order online. Ketchupp provides unbiased dish recommendations based on a user's preferences, such as healthy or gourmet foods. Ketchupp recommends the best dishes to order online across 6 Indian cities.
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announced 8/22/2018 via BNC Analysis

VerticalScope Inc., will acquire RedFlagDeals.com

synopsis: Yellow Pages Limited announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Yellow Pages Digital & Media Solutions Limited has entered into an agreement to sell the assets related to the operation of its RedFlagDeals division to VerticalScope Inc. RedFlagDeals.com is the leading provider of online promotions and shopping tools to Canadians.
buyer parent: Torstar Corporation
buyer: VerticalScope Inc.
Founded in 1999, Verticalscope Inc. is a leading online media company that owns and operates 1400 + consumer resource sites and enthusiast social communities strategically positioned across verticals with high consumer engagement, significant consumer spending and strong blue-chip advertisers. "
target parent: Yellow Pages Limited
target: RedFlagDeals.com
RedFlagDeals.com is the leading provider of online promotions and shopping tools to Canadians. They publish thousands of deals and coupons across more than 70 categories. The company has full-time staff dedicated to finding deals, coupons and freebies.
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$4.57
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closed 8/16/2018 via BNC Analysis

BigDish Plc, acquired Looloo inc.

synopsis: BigDish Plc has acquired Looloo, a web and app-based restaurant and travel discovery business focused on the Philippine market. Looloo is an iPhone and Android app that lets users discover the best restaurants, hotels, and travel destinations all over the Philippines.
buyer: BigDish Plc
BigDish is a brand-new way of offering dining deals and discounts. Through its online reservation platform, users can enjoy discounts of up to 50% at incredible restaurants in Manila, Hong Kong and Jakarta. With BigDish, there is no more need to wait for the right deal, or to print coupons. "
target: Looloo inc.
Looloo is a web and app-based restaurant and travel discovery business focused on the Philippine market. Looloo is an iPhone and Android app that lets users discover the best restaurants, hotels, and travel destinations all over the Philippines.
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closed 2/21/2018 via Reuters

Careem, acquired RoundMenu Ltd

synopsis: Careem, the MENA region’s favorite ride-hailing service, has acquired RoundMenu, the UAE’s no. 1 restaurant discovery platform. RoundMenu's online platform helps users to discover restaurants and guide them to trending places recommended by social media. Users can browse and make an online booking at their restaurant of choice.
buyer: Careem
Careem is the MENA region’s favorite ride-hailing service. Users can make bookings on the app or website and can track their rides in real-time, pay with cards or cash and access receipts online. Careem makes arranging ground transportation reliable, personal, and convenient. "
target: RoundMenu Ltd
RoundMenu is the UAE’s no. 1 restaurant discovery platform. Their online platform helps users to discover restaurants and guide them to trending places recommended by social media. Users can browse by cuisine, location or theme and make an online booking at their restaurant of choice.
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closed 9/28/2017 via BNC Analysis

Sea Ltd, acquired Foody.vn

synopsis: Sea Ltd, an internet company that operates three industry-leading platforms across digital entertainment, e-commerce and digital financial services, has acquired an 82% majority stake in Foody.vn, a free restaurant review website and mobile app. Foody.vn helps users find nearby restaurants with honest ratings and reviews by consumers and critics.
buyer: Sea Ltd
Sea is an internet company based in Singapore. Founded in 2009, Sea’s mission is to better the lives of the consumers and small businesses of their region with technology. They operate three industry-leading platforms across digital entertainment, e-commerce and digital financial services. "
target: Foody.vn
Based in Ho Chi Minh City, Foody.vn is a free restaurant review website and mobile app dedicated to helping customers find the best food and dining experiences in Vietnam. Foody.vn helps users find nearby restaurants with honest restaurant ratings and reviews by consumers and food critics.
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announced 5/19/2017 via BNC Analysis

MyEG, will acquire Eat Drink KL

synopsis: My EG Services Bhd (MyEG) is buying a 67% stake in the EatDrinkKL digital platform that provides reviews and news on the food and beverage businesses.
buyer: MyEG (KLSE:MYEG:$75.73)
MyEG, an MSC-status company listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad, is Malaysia’s e-Government services provider. "
target: Eat Drink KL
Eat Drink KL provides restaurant reviews for Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and (sometimes) beyond.
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announced 12/19/2014 via BNC Analysis

Zomato Media Private Limited, will acquire Cibando Ltd.

synopsis: Restaurant and event-listing site Zomato.com, owned and operated by Gurgaon-based Zomato Media Pvt Ltd, has acquired Italy-based web and mobile restaurant search services startup Cibando Ltd. It currently has 150,000 photos on its site taken by professional food photographers and over 7,000 reviews written by its editors.
buyer: Zomato Media Private Limited
Zomato provides information such as menus, directions, contact details, pictures and user reviews for over 232,900 restaurants. The services are available on the web, and on mobile for iOS, Android, Windows Phone and Blackberry platforms. "
target: Cibando Ltd.
Cibando is a quality content and media communications company based in Italy, that caters to restaurants and other dining enterprises, and that actively involves a global foodie community. Cibando creates and distributes quality content on the web and social media.
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closed 12/18/2014 via Company Press Release

Yellow Media Inc., acquired dine.TO

synopsis: Yellow Media Limited, a Canadian digital and print media company, announced that it has closed the acquisition of Candia Digital Group (“dine.TO”). Founded in 2002, dine.TO owns and operates local digital restaurant guides for the Greater Toronto Area.
buyer: Yellow Media Inc. (TSX:Y:$630.09)
Yellow Media Limited is a Canadian digital and print media company, offering businesses comprehensive media solutions to meet their key marketing objectives and providing consumers with platforms to access reliable local business information. "
target: dine.TO
With Dine.TO you can search for excellent Toronto restaurants. With an extensive list of over 10,000 Toronto restaurants, hotels, bars, clubs and banquet halls, Dine.TO can help you find the perfect Toronto restaurant or venue for any occasion.
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closed 9/24/2014 via BNC Analysis

Zomato Media Private Limited, acquired Gastronauci

synopsis: Gurgaon-based Zomato Media Pvt Ltd has acquired Poland-based restaurant search service Gastronauci for an undisclosed sum. Gastronauci is a restaurant discovery and reviews site. The firm also offers mobile apps that enable users in Poland to look for places to dine out or order food from a database of over 26,000 restaurants across the country.
buyer: Zomato Media Private Limited
Zomato provides information such as menus, directions, contact details, pictures and user reviews for over 232,900 restaurants. The services are available on the web, and on mobile for iOS, Android, Windows Phone and Blackberry platforms. "
target: Gastronauci
Gastronauci is a restaurant discovery and reviews site. The firm also offers mobile apps that enable users in Poland to look for places to dine out or order food from a database of over 26,000 restaurants across the country.
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closed 8/22/2014 via BNC Analysis

Zomato Media Private Limited, acquired Lunchtime.cz s.r.o.

synopsis: Gurgaon-based Zomato Media Pvt Ltd, owner of the restaurant, event listing & review site Zomato.com, has acquired online restaurant search service providers Czech Republic-based Lunchtime.cz. The website offers overview of restaurants in various cities in Czech Republic, in addition to enabling users to book food online.
buyer: Zomato Media Private Limited
Zomato provides information such as menus, directions, contact details, pictures and user reviews for over 232,900 restaurants. The services are available on the web, and on mobile for iOS, Android, Windows Phone and Blackberry platforms. "
target parent: Creative Web s.r.o.
target: Lunchtime.cz s.r.o.
Launched in 2008, Lunchtime.cz offers overview of restaurants in various cities in Czech Republic, in addition to enabling users to book food online. The firm claims to have partnered with more than 3,000 restaurants in the country.
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closed 8/22/2014 via BNC Analysis

Zomato Media Private Limited, acquired Obedovat.sk

synopsis: Gurgaon-based Zomato Media Pvt Ltd, owner of the restaurant, event listing & review site Zomato.com, has acquired online restaurant search service provider, Slovakia-based Obedovat.sk. The company claims to have partnered with more than 2,100 restaurants in Slovakia.
buyer: Zomato Media Private Limited
Zomato provides information such as menus, directions, contact details, pictures and user reviews for over 232,900 restaurants. The services are available on the web, and on mobile for iOS, Android, Windows Phone and Blackberry platforms. "
target parent: Creative Web s.r.o.
target: Obedovat.sk
Founded in 2004 and run by Creative Web Group, Obedovat is an online restaurant guide that currently operates several other food portals. The company claims to have partnered with more than 2,100 restaurants in Slovakia.
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announced 8/9/2013 via BNC Analysis

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

synopsis: Imogo Mobile Technologies Corp. will acquire SideBuy.com's unique daily deal and coupon aggregator technology. SideBuy.com is a daily deal aggregator. Each day all deals offered by hundreds of providers in all cities across Canada, USA, the UK and Australia are found and listed on SideBuy.com.
buyer: Imogo Mobile Technologies Corp.
Imogo Mobile Technologies Corp.’s focus is on next generation mobile technology solutions. The Imogo Private Cloud Portal Platform provides fast and secure access to email, documents, voicemail, office phone, faxes and other services in one convenient bundled service. "
target: Sidebuy Technologies Inc.
SideBuy.com is a Vancouver based technology start-up that develops technologies and applications to help consumers with online shopping and e-commerce. SideBuy.com is a personal shopping assistant that lists all deals available in Canada, US, Australia and United Kingdom.
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closed 12/3/2012 via BusinessWire

Multi-Media Channels, LLC, purchased Northern Wisconsin Publications from Journal Community Publishing Group

synopsis: Journal Community Publishing Group, Inc. announced the sale of its publications and websites in Northern Wisconsin to Multi-Media Channels, LLC. Included in the sale are buyer’s guide publications and corresponding web-sites serving Waupaca, Marathon County, Wood County, Stevens Point, Rhinelander, New London and Clintonville.
buyer: Multi-Media Channels, LLC
Multi-Media Channels, LLC is a publishing company located in Green Bay, WI. "
seller parent: Journal Communications Inc.
seller: Journal Community Publishing Group
Journal Community Publishing Group is a diversified publishing and printing company with operations in Wisconsin. Its Northern Wisconsin publications serve Waupaca, Marathon County, Wood County, Stevens Point, Rhinelander, New London and Clintonville.
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closed 3/2/2012 via BusinessWire

Infogroup, acquired GoTime, Inc.

synopsis: Infogroup, the leading provider of high-value data and multichannel marketing solutions, announced the acquisition of Seattle based GoTime, Inc., a data management platform company specializing in high value data acquisition and delivery.
buyer parent: CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC
buyer: Infogroup (IUSA:$499.91)
Infogroup helps companies increase sales and customer loyalty through its high value data, market intelligence and innovative digital solutions. It uncovers and unlocks revenue growth by enabling its clients to connect and engage with their most valuable audiences millions of times each day. "
target: GoTime, Inc.
GoTime, Inc. is a Seattle-based data management platform company specializing in high value data acquisition and delivery founded with the mission of helping people make real world decisions on where to go in their city.
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closed 5/2/2011 via BusinessWire

Local.com Corporation, acquired Krillion, Inc.

synopsis: Local.com Corporation, a leading online local media company, announced the acquisition of Krillion, Inc., a leading provider of location-based product search that connects online shoppers with products available in stores locally, with current discount, pricing and product information.
buyer: Local.com Corporation (LOCM:$97.80)
Local.com owns and operates a leading local search site and network in the United States. The company uses patented and proprietary technologies to provide over 20 million consumers each month with relevant search results for local businesses, products and services. "
target: Krillion, Inc.
Krillion, Inc. is a leading provider of location-based product search that connects online shoppers with products available in stores locally, with current discount, pricing and product information.
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closed 5/20/2010 via Company Press Release

Yell Group Ltd., acquired TrustedPlaces, Ltd.

synopsis: Yell announces that it has acquired Trusted Places Limited, the company behind the popular UK local reviews website trustedplaces.com. The purchase means that Yell will, for the first time, enable consumers to recommend a local business through its Yell.com website.
buyer: Yell Group Ltd. (YELGF:$3,013.17)
Yell is the leading provider of classified directory advertising and associated products and services in the United Kingdom and a leading provider of classified directory advertising in the United States. "
target parent: Howzat Media
target: TrustedPlaces, Ltd.
TrustedPlaces attracts around 700,000 users a month looking for recommendations on local businesses across a range of key categories. These cover, for example, Restaurants, Bars and Pubs, Hotels and Travel, Shopping and Home Maintenance and Repairs, which includes services such as plumbers.
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closed 1/13/2010 via BusinessWire

CitySquares Online, Inc., acquired Yokel.com

synopsis: CitySquares Online, Inc. announced that it has acquired Yokel.com, a site specializing in local product search. This purchase puts CitySquares at the head of the local search industry by providing local shoppers with more tools that will drive them to the doors of local merchants across the nation.
buyer: CitySquares Online, Inc.
CitySquares.com provides local businesses with an opportunity to reach out to a highly targeted local online audience through its highly trafficked, consumer facing website. Businesses are able to fully customize their CitySquares.com advertising campaign with SEO tools, video, and much more. "
target: Yokel.com
Yokel.com is a search engine that makes local shopping easier than ever before. With one of the most comprehensive Internet directories of local stores and products, Yokel enables shoppers to quickly find what they are looking for in the town or city closest to them.
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closed 8/7/2019 via BNC Analysis

PickMe, acquired YAMU

synopsis: PickMe, a Sri Lankan ride-hailing app, has acquired YAMU, an online guide for dining and entertainment in Sri Lanka. YAMU provides daily updated reviews with photographs for restaurants, bars, shops, hotels and more. Their reviews help people to separate the good from the bad, and the excellent from the extortionate.
buyer: PickMe
PickMe is a Sri Lankan ride-hailing app. PickMe allows users to easily book a ride at any time of day. PickMe features the best rates and the largest fleet of taxis in Sri Lanka. They offer bikes, tuk tuks, cars, vans, luxury sedans, and more. "
target: YAMU
YAMU is an online guide for dining and entertainment in Sri Lanka. YAMU provides daily updated reviews with photographs for restaurants, bars, shops, hotels and more. Their reviews help people to separate the good from the bad, and the excellent from the extortionate.
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closed 8/7/2019 via BNC Analysis

PickMe, acquired YAMU

synopsis: PickMe, a Sri Lankan ride-hailing app, has acquired YAMU, an online guide for dining and entertainment in Sri Lanka. YAMU provides daily updated reviews with photographs for restaurants, bars, shops, hotels and more. Their reviews help people to separate the good from the bad, and the excellent from the extortionate.
buyer: PickMe
PickMe is a Sri Lankan ride-hailing app. PickMe allows users to easily book a ride at any time of day. PickMe features the best rates and the largest fleet of taxis in Sri Lanka. They offer bikes, tuk tuks, cars, vans, luxury sedans, and more. "
target: YAMU
YAMU is an online guide for dining and entertainment in Sri Lanka. YAMU provides daily updated reviews with photographs for restaurants, bars, shops, hotels and more. Their reviews help people to separate the good from the bad, and the excellent from the extortionate.
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closed 7/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

Uber Technologies, Inc., Yandex.Taxi, acquired Vezet Group

synopsis: Yandex.Taxi, Moscow's ride-hailing service that allows users to track their taxi from the moment they place their order to their destination point, and Uber, a ridesharing company that connects passengers with drivers through a mobile app, have acquired Vezet, the largest taxi hailing service in Russia by number of rides.
buyer: Uber Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:UBER:$12,183.00)
buyer: Yandex.Taxi
Yandex.Taxi, based in Moscow, is a ride-hailing service. Users can use Yanex.Taxi to track their taxi from the moment they place their order to their destination point. Uber is a ridesharing company that connects passengers with drivers through a mobile app. "
target: Vezet Group
Vezet is the largest taxi hailing service in Russia by number of rides. It's the result of the merger of two local services, Saturn and RuTaxi. They aim to create an opportunity to request an affordable ride in a convenient way for riders, while helping drivers to increase their income fairly.
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announced 5/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

iRide.io will be merged with Sakthi Auto Component Limited,

synopsis: iRide.io will merge with Sakthi Auto Component Limited, a leading global tier 1 automotive supplier. iRide.io is the world’s first ride-sharing application built on the Ethereum Platform. iRide.io offers a ride-sharing platform that enables drivers to make more money and riders to pay less.
buyer: Sakthi Auto Component Limited (OTCPK:TKCM:$0.00)
Sakthi Auto Component Limited is a leading global tier 1 automotive supplier. Sakthi Automotive Group manufactures Safety Chassis and Powertrain Components. The group serves all major OEM’s, including General Motors, Ford Motors, Volkswagen, Daimler, PSA, Volvo, Toyota, BMW, and more. "
target: iRide.io
iRide.io is the world’s first ride-sharing application built on the Ethereum Platform. iRide.io offers a ride-sharing platform that enables drivers to make more money and riders to pay less. The iRide app allows users to easily book and pay for a ride using iRide tokens or their credit card.
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closed 1/9/2019 via BNC Analysis

Speedy JSC, acquired OMG Mobile OOD

synopsis: Speedy, a Bulgarian express delivery company, has acquired OMG Mobile, a software development company in Bulgaria. OMG Mobile aims to develop new services based on the use of mobile devices. Their TaxiStars mobile app allows users to securely book and pay for a taxi in Bulgaria.
buyer: Speedy JSC (BUL:0SP:$98.69)
Speedy is a Bulgarian express delivery company. Speedy's logistics network covers 100% of Bulgarian territory, allowing them to serve over 700,000 clients and deliver over 12 million parcels a year. Speedy has more than 1100 employees and more than 700 vehicles to serve the needs of the company. "
target: OMG Mobile OOD
OMG Mobile is a software development company in Bulgaria. OMG Mobile aims to develop new services based on the use of mobile devices. Their TaxiStars mobile app allows users to securely book and pay for a taxi in Bulgaria.
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closed 9/26/2018 via BNC Analysis

Careem, acquired Commut

synopsis: Dubai's ride-hailing app Careem said it has acquired Hyderabad-based bus-shuttle service app Commut. Commut was set up in 2015 by six IIIT-Hyderabad graduates and is operational in the city. Backed by Shell-Foundation and 50K Ventures, Commut has served over 70,000 customers and onboarded 400 driver-partners.
buyer: Careem
Careem is the MENA region’s favorite ride-hailing service. Users can make bookings on the app or website and can track their rides in real-time, pay with cards or cash and access receipts online. Careem makes arranging ground transportation reliable, personal, and convenient. "
target: Commut
Commut is a mobile based service which aggregates air conditioned cabs and mini buses to cater to the daily transport needs of urban population. Their app enables users to reserve a seat from the nearest landmark to the nearest drop point by their destination.
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announced 5/9/2018 via Company Press Release

Taksi Helsinki, will acquire Valopilkku

synopsis: Taksi Helsinki, Finland's largest taxi dispatch company, is to acquire Valopilkku from Taksiliiton Yrityspalvelu (Suomen Taksiliitto). Valopilkku is a mobile based taxi booking platform where people can order and pre-order a taxi, monitor the progress of their order and rate their drivers. Valopilkku is also based in Finland.
buyer: Taksi Helsinki
Taksi Helsinki Oy is Finland's largest taxi dispatch company. They provide taxi dispatch services throughout the Helsinki metropolitan area every day, every hour of the day. "
target parent: Suomen Taksiliitto
target: Valopilkku
Valopilkku is a mobile based taxi booking platform based in Finland. The service operates not only in Finland but also in Estonia and Sweden. With the app, people can order and pre-order a taxi, monitor the progress of their order and rate their drivers.
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closed 3/26/2018 via BNC Analysis

Grab, purchased Southeast Asia Operations from Uber Technologies, Inc.

synopsis: Uber, a ridesharing company that connects passengers with drivers through a mobile app, has sold its operations in Southeast Asia to Singapore-based rival Grab, Southeast Asia's leading ride-hailing platform. Uber's Southeast Asian operations are in Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.
buyer: Grab
Grab is Southeast Asia’s leading ride-hailing platform. They solve critical transportation challenges and make transport freedom a reality for 620 million people in Southeast Asia. Grab's product platform includes private car services, motorcycle taxis, carpooling and mobile payment services. "
seller: Uber Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:UBER:$12,183.00)
Uber is a ridesharing company that connects passengers with drivers through a mobile app. Uber is evolving the way the world moves. Uber's Southeast Asian operations are located in Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.
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closed 2/21/2018 via Company Press Release

Eclii Ventures, acquired Qudos Technologies

synopsis: Eclii Ventures, a global advisory firm, announces the acquisition of Qudos Technologies, Inc. Qudos is a ridesharing technology company powering real-time consumer transportation services on a decentralized mobile cryptocurrency platform. Qudos delivers technology that provides drivers and riders additional accountability.
buyer: Eclii Ventures
Eclii Ventures is a global advisory firm to traditional companies and emerging ICO, cryptocurrency and blockchain-integrated companies. Experts in blockchain technologies, Eclii Ventures’ management team has strong backgrounds and decades of experience in building and scaling successful businesses. "
target: Qudos Technologies
Qudos Technologies is a socially conscious technology company leading the charge in the ridesharing industry powering real-time consumer transportation services on a decentralized mobile cryptocurrency platform. Qudos delivers technology that provides drivers and riders additional accountability.
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announced 2/14/2018 via BNC Analysis

Kakao T, will acquire Luxi Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Kakao Mobility, a South Korean company that operates the transportation service Kakao T, will acquire Luxi Co., Ltd., a mobile ride-sharing platform in South Korea that connects drivers and passengers with similar commutes. Luxi's mission is to settle traffic and environmental problems by establishing a safe and pleasant 'carpool culture'.
buyer parent: Kakao
buyer: Kakao T
Kakao Mobility is a Kakao subsidiary that operates the transportation service Kakao T. Kakao T is the most popular cab-hailing mobile app in South Korea. Kakao T makes it easier for users to use and pay for taxi services in South Korea. "
target: Luxi Co., Ltd.
Luxi Co., Ltd. is a mobile ride-sharing platform in South Korea that connects drivers and passengers with similar commutes. Their mission is to settle traffic and environmental problems by establishing a safe and pleasant 'carpool culture'. Luxi has over 200,000 registered cars and 780,000 members.
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closed 12/29/2017 via BNC Analysis

Coovia SAS, acquired Coovia SAS

synopsis: Coovia, a mobile carpooling start-up, has been acquired by three employees of the company. Laurène Dia, sales manager, Murielle Renard, mobility project manager and Pol Barrière, marketing manager, have acquired an 80% stake in the company. Since 2012, Coovia's carpooling app has helped reduce both pollution and traffic jams in Toulouse, France.
buyer: Coovia SAS
Coovia develops a mobile app for daily carpooling. Based in Toulouse, France, Coovia has been connecting carpooling drivers and passengers since 2012, helping reduce both pollution and traffic jams. "
target: Coovia SAS
Coovia develops a mobile app for daily carpooling. Based in Toulouse, France, Coovia has been connecting carpooling drivers and passengers since 2012, helping reduce both pollution and traffic jams.
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closed 9/28/2017 via Company Press Release

moovel Group GmbH, acquired Flinc AG

synopsis: Daimler Mobility Services, through Moovel, has acquired the Darmstadt-based flinc GmbH. flinc is the leading provider of door-to-door ridesharing for short- and medium-haul routes. As the first ridesharing solution, flinc was integrated into free floating carsharing platforms, local public transport apps and app-based navigation systems.
buyer parent: Daimler AG
buyer: moovel Group GmbH
moovel Group GmbH is working on an operating system for urban mobility that offers access to suitable mobility options and paves the way for autonomous vehicles. The moovel mobility app combines local public transport, the carsharing provider car2go, mytaxi, rental bicycles and Deutsche Bahn. "
target: Flinc AG
By using their desktop, smartphone or navigation device flinc users can easily be matched in real-time with members from their trusted social mobility network and share long or short rides. As a world first, flinc is integrated in navigation software.
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closed 6/23/2017 via PR Newswire

mytaxi, acquired Clever Taxi

synopsis: mytaxi, Europe's innovative leader in taxi e-hailing, announced that it has acquired a 100% holding in Clever Tech, the operator of the popular taxi booking app Clever Taxi in Romania. First established in 2010, it launched in Bucharest as the answer to the common issue of finding a safe available taxi in peak times in a crowded metropolitan area.
buyer parent: Daimler AG
buyer: mytaxi
With over 10 million downloads and 100,000 taxi drivers, mytaxi is the leading e-hailing app in Europe, available in over 50 cities within 9 European countries. They provide the direct connection between passenger and driver. "
target: Clever Taxi
CleverTaxi is the leading e-hailing app of Romania. First established in 2010, it launched in Bucharest as the answer to the common issue of finding a safe available taxi in peak times in a crowded metropolitan area.
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closed 6/2/2017 via Company Press Release

MOIA GmbH, acquired Split Finland Oy

synopsis: MOIA, a company that aims to develop mobility services that make the lives of people living in urban areas cleaner and safer, has acquired Split Finland Oy, a software company for smarter shared rides. Split dynamically combines rides heading in the same direction into one vehicle, making it the most efficient shared-ride solution available.
buyer parent: Volkswagen AG
buyer: MOIA GmbH
MOIA was set up for the purpose of redefining mobility for people living in urban areas. The company aims to become one of the world’s leading mobility service providers. Its focus is on the in-house development of IT-based on-demand offerings such as ride-hailing and pooling services. "
target: Split Finland Oy
Split Finland Oy is a software company for smarter shared rides. Split is the first fully automatic solution to dispatch shared rides on the fly. The technology dynamically combines rides heading in the same direction into one vehicle, making it the most efficient shared-ride solution available.
price ($mm)
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closed 4/26/2017 via BNC Analysis

Gett, Inc., acquired Juno USA, LP

synopsis: Gett, a preeminent mobile app for booking cars in 57 cities around the world, announced it has acquired rival firm Juno USA LP. Juno provides a mobile app offers car booking services in New York. Juno puts drivers first, they aim to treat drivers better, to pave the way for better rider experiences.
buyer: Gett, Inc.
Founded in 2010, Gett is a preeminent mobile app for booking cars in 57 cities around the world – including New York, London, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. Gett combines superior mobile technology with 24/7 live customer care and attractive pricing. "
target: Juno USA, LP
Juno is a fresh approach to ride sharing. Their mobile app offers car booking services in New York. Juno puts drivers first, they aim to treat drivers better, to pave the way for better rider experiences.
price ($mm)
$200
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/29/2017 via BNC Analysis

Vivu Technology Development Joint Stock Company, acquired FaceCar

synopsis: Vivu Technology Development Joint Stock Company said at its launch ceremony that it has acquired Vietnamese car hailing service application FaceCar for an undisclosed amount. Following the deal, FaceCar, developed by Tran Van Nam, has changed its name to Vivu, which is expected to grow and compete with Uber and Grab in Vietnam.
buyer: Vivu Technology Development Joint Stock Company
Vivu Technology Development Joint Stock Company is a newly launched company headquartered in Ho Chi Minh City. "
target: FaceCar
FaceCar is a Vietnamese car hailing service application. FaceCar enables users to hail different types of vehicles -- from motorbikes, taxis and cars to buses. Users will have the right to fix prices through a direct price negotiation feature, which is different from rival platforms.
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closed 1/25/2017 via BNC Analysis

Chabé, acquired CINQS

synopsis: Chabé, provider of chauffeur-driven cars and luxury passenger transportation services, has acquired CINQS whose smartphone app connects chaffeurs with people in need of rides in the Paris, France area.
buyer: Chabé
Chabé provides chauffeur-driven car, private driver, or luxury passenger transportation services. The company offers short and long-term chauffeured services; and transportation services for businesses, private events, and tourist excursions in France/Switzerland/Belgium. "
target: CINQS
CINQS offers a smartphone app which connects chaffeurs with people who need rides in the Paris area.
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closed 1/12/2017 via BNC Analysis

Renault–Nissan Alliance, acquired Karhoo

synopsis: The Renault-Nissan Alliance, a Franco-Japanese strategic partnership between automobile manufacturers Renault, based in Paris, France, and Nissan, based in Yokohama, Japan, has acquired the world’s first cab comparison platform. Karhoo helps people select and book the type of ride they want from the most luxurious to the most economical.
buyer: Renault–Nissan Alliance
Renault-Nissan Alliance is a Franco-Japanese strategic partnership between automobile manufacturers Renault, based in Paris, France, and Nissan, based in Yokohama, Japan, which together sell more than one in 10 cars worldwide. "
target: Karhoo
Karhoo is the world’s first cab comparison platform. Karhoo helps people select and book the type of ride they want from the most luxurious to the most economical.
price ($mm)
$1.00
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 6/22/2016 via BNC Analysis

Yatra Online Private Limited, acquired mGaadi

synopsis: Online travel agency Yatra has acquired auto rickshaw hailing app mGaadi. mGaadi is building a location-based network of commercial drivers (starting with auto rickshaw drivers) and is powered by customer ratings.
buyer: Yatra Online Private Limited (YTRA:$135.69)
Launched in August 2006, Yatra.com is today ranked as the leading provider of consumer-direct travel services in India. Yatra.com has emerged as the most trusted travel brand in India. "
target: mGaadi
mGaadi is a commuting service based in Bangalore. They are building a location-based network of commercial drivers (starting with auto rickshaw drivers) and is powered by customer ratings. Their app can be found on Android, iOS and Windows Phone.
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closed 5/4/2016 via BNC Analysis

DriveU, acquired CallAtHome

synopsis: DriveU, a Bengaluru-based on-demand driver aggregator, has acquired Gurgaon-based CallAtHome, an on-demand driver service provider. CallAtHome is the easiest way to book background verified drivers. Just download the app, and select a driver.
buyer: DriveU
DriveU offers curated drivers for a consumer’s personal vehicle, by implementing the best practices in technology, driver verification, training methods and on-road commute experience. "
target: CallAtHome
CallAtHome is an on-demand driver service provider based in Gurgaon, India. CallAtHome is the easiest way to book background verified drivers. Just download the app, and select a driver.
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closed 3/31/2016 via BNC Analysis

Careem, acquired Savaree

synopsis: Careem has acquired the Madeeha Syed’s Savaree, operating since the year 2014 in Lahore, Pakistan. Savaree connects riders who are looking for a safe and reliable rides with captains who are background checked and verified.
buyer: Careem
Careem makes arranging ground transportation reliable, personal, and convenient. Started by former Management Consultants in July 2012, Careem operates in the e-commerce industry as a private car booking service that is upgrading the way people travel around town. "
target: Savaree
Savaree is Lahore’s home grown pioneer of car hailing services. Savaree was founded by Madeeha Hassan in Jan 2014. Savaree is a community of people who do not want to ride alone! We connect riders who are looking for a safe and reliable rides with captains who are background checked and verified!
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closed 3/30/2016 via BNC Analysis

Commut, acquired H2O Cabs

synopsis: Commut, a Hyderabad, India-based employee transportation startup has acquired app-based cab service company H2O Cabs. H2O Cabs was founded in 2014 and offers point to point cab service on fixed routes in Hyderabad, letting users book a seat in A/C, Wi-Fi enabled cabs.
buyer: Commut
Commut is a mobile based service which aggregates air conditioned cabs and mini buses to cater to the daily transport needs of urban population. Their app enables users to reserve a seat from the nearest landmark to the nearest drop point by their destination. "
target: H2O Cabs
H2O Cabs is an app based A/C cab service solving daily commute problems of employees in Hyderabad, India. They offer point to point cab service on fixed routes, letting users book a seat in A/C, Wi-Fi enabled cabs.
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New Media Investment Group
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year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,588.44
EBITDA ($mm)
$152.66
EBIT ($mm)
$66.41
Net Income ($mm)
$0.86
Employees
10847
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Ticker: NEWM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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New Media Investment Group Inc. {duplicate}
New Media is focused primarily on investing in a high quality, diversified portfolio of local media assets, and on growing existing advertising and digital marketing businesses. They are one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the US.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$1,048.96
EBITDA ($mm)
$131.58
EBIT ($mm)
$69.66
Net Income ($mm)
$22.70
Employees
10117
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Yelp
Yelp
Yelp connects people with great local businesses. Their users have contributed more than 71 million cumulative reviews of almost every type of local business, from restaurants, boutiques and salons to dentists, mechanics, plumbers and more.
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2017
rev ($mm)
$787.22
EBITDA ($mm)
$42.69
EBIT ($mm)
$15.69
Net Income ($mm)
$13.14
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4256
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Ticker: SEEK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TheDirectory.com, Inc.
TheDirectory.com, Inc.
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$0.03
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.53)
EBIT ($mm)
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Net Income ($mm)
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Ticker: LSE:MONY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Moneysupermarket.com Ltd
Moneysupermarket.com Ltd
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2017
rev ($mm)
$463.76
EBITDA ($mm)
$161.90
EBIT ($mm)
$149.94
Net Income ($mm)
$109.86
Employees
631
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Ticker: MEECF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Meetic SA
Meetic SA
Meetic SA is the leader in the European online dating market. It is established in 16 European countries and is available in 13 languages. Meetic is a French stock corporation, with its registered office in Paris.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$215.42
EBITDA ($mm)
$47.94
EBIT ($mm)
$41.24
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$15.30
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Ticker: DB:TFA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tomorrow Focus AG
Tomorrow Focus AG
Tomorrow Focus AG is based in Munich, Germany, and is one of the leading exchange-listed Internet groups in Germany. The Group has a workforce of around 750, and its business operations are divided into three segments: Online-Travel, Publishing and Subscription.
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$184.10
EBITDA ($mm)
$10.23
EBIT ($mm)
($0.07)
Net Income ($mm)
$19.84
Employees
789
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Ticker: CRCM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Care.com, Inc.
Care.com, Inc.
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rev ($mm)
$182.04
EBITDA ($mm)
$12.73
EBIT ($mm)
$10.76
Net Income ($mm)
$10.69
Employees
660
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Ticker: BSE:532777
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Info Edge
Info Edge
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year
2019
rev ($mm)
$165.95
EBITDA ($mm)
$45.92
EBIT ($mm)
$41.90
Net Income ($mm)
$87.04
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1676
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Ticker: AMEX:LOV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Spark Networks SE
Spark Networks SE
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2018
rev ($mm)
$109.22
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.99)
EBIT ($mm)
($5.60)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
306
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Ticker: TSE:6071
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IBJ, Inc.
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2018
rev ($mm)
$90.16
EBITDA ($mm)
$16.21
EBIT ($mm)
$13.94
Net Income ($mm)
$9.67
Employees
406
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Cupid plc
Cupid plc
Cupid plc is the leading network of Internet dating websites in the United Kingdom and other markets, with over 54 million members across 58 countries. The company provides a platform that allows people to get together for fun, dating, romance, and friendship.
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2010
rev ($mm)
$39.57
EBITDA ($mm)
$8.62
EBIT ($mm)
$6.50
Net Income ($mm)
$4.82
Employees
231
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Ticker: MEET
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MeetMe, Inc.
MeetMe, Inc.
Through its portfolio of brands, MeetMe is meeting the universal need for human connection. MeetMe keeps its approximately two million daily active users engaged and originates untold numbers of casual chats, friendships, dates, and marriages.
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2018
rev ($mm)
$178.61
EBITDA ($mm)
$22.68
EBIT ($mm)
$8.90
Net Income ($mm)
$1.14
Employees
302
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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: ASX:DTX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Datetix Group Ltd.
Datetix Group Ltd.
DateTix is a mobile and location-based social platform to meet new people for in person and on-demand dates. Whether for friendships, casual dating, serious relationships, or business networking, DateTix connects the right people with each other through amazing dates.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$0.17
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.84)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.85)
Net Income ($mm)
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Ticker: NYSE:UBER
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Uber Technologies, Inc.
Uber Technologies, Inc.
Uber is a ridesharing company that connects passengers with drivers through a mobile app. Uber is evolving the way the world moves. By seamlessly connecting riders to drivers through their apps, they make cities more accessible, opening up more possibilities for riders and more business for drivers.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$12,183.00
EBITDA ($mm)
($7,641.00)
EBIT ($mm)
($8,138.00)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
26799
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