Like Money.com

closed 10/23/2019 via PR Newswire

Ad Practitioners, acquired Money.com

synopsis: Ad Practitioners, LLC has acquired Money.com from Meredith Corporation. Money is a personal finance brand and website. Based in New York City, its articles cover the gamut of personal finance topics ranging from investing, saving, retirement and taxes to family finance issues like paying for college, credit, career and home improvement.
buyer: Ad Practitioners
Founded in 2016, Ad Practitioners matches world-class brands with engaged audiences across over 150 categories, from personal finance, health, home, and lifestyle to insurance, software and beyond. The Company owns a portfolio of digital brands, including ConsumersAdvocate.org. "
target parent: Meredith Corporation
target: Money.com
Money is a personal finance brand and website. Money is based in New York City. Its articles cover the gamut of personal finance topics ranging from investing, saving, retirement and taxes to family finance issues like paying for college, credit, career and home improvement.
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closed 11/29/2018 via Company Press Release

Ratehub.ca, acquired MoneySense Magazine

synopsis: Ratehub.ca, an online comparison platform for financial products in Canada, has acquired MoneySense from Rogers Media, a Canadian broadcasting company. MoneySense is an online personal finance and lifestyle magazine in Canada. MoneySense's articles provide readers with information on how to save, spend, earn, and invest their money.
buyer: Ratehub.ca
Ratehub.ca is an online comparison platform for mortgage rates, credit cards, deposits, and insurance offered by Canada’s major banks, neighbourhood credit unions, and brokers. They allow Canadians to compare thousands of rates from hundreds of providers with just a few easy clicks. "
target parent: Rogers Communications Inc.
target: MoneySense Magazine
Founded in 1999, MoneySense is an online personal finance and lifestyle magazine in Canada. Targeting both men and women, MoneySense's personal finance articles provide readers with information on how to save, spend, earn, and invest their money.
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announced 2/16/2018 via Company Press Release

Sharing Technology Corporation, will acquire APEXY Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Sharing Technology, a provider of Sharing Place, a matching platform that connects users with service providers, has agreed to acquire Japan-based APEXY Co., Ltd. APEXY offers a website that publishes articles about how to save and make money. The company's articles include discussions about managing credit card debt and obtaining loans.
buyer: Sharing Technology Corporation (TSE:3989:$18.50)
Based in Japan, Sharing Technology offers Sharing Place, a lifestyle and business matching platform and call center that utilizes big data. Sharing Place connects and matches users who require specific services to service providers and businesses throughout Japan based on their request and location."
target: APEXY Co., Ltd.
Based in Japan, APEXY Co., Ltd. owns and operates a website that publishes articles about how to save and make money. The company's articles include discussions about managing student and credit card debt, obtaining loans, and how to save money when moving.
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$1.29
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closed 6/19/2019 via BNC Analysis

SureStart, acquired CompareGuru

synopsis: Online insurance distribution company SureStart announced that it had acquired CompareGuru, an independent insurance comparison platform, from SA investment company Silvertree Internet Holdings. CompareGuru provides free, unbiased side-by-side quotes on short-term and long-term insurance products.
buyer: SureStart
SureStart Online Financial Services is the activator and Implementer of the Briisk Innovation in Africa, Europe, Middle East, Turkey and India. SureStart enables anyone to buy or sell digital financial services, instantly and seamlessly, by using the cloud-based Briisk Instant Transaction Platform. "
target parent: Silvertree Capital
target: CompareGuru
CompareGuru is an independent insurance comparison platform from South African investment company Silvertree Internet Holdings. CompareGuru provides free, unbiased side-by-side quotes on short-term and long-term insurance products.
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closed 6/6/2019 via GlobeNewswire

QuinStreet, Inc., acquired MyBankTracker

synopsis: QuinStreet, Inc. has acquired MyBankTracker.com (MBT), a personal finance website that helps consumers make smarter banking and money decisions. MBT provides in-depth information for over 5,000 banks and credit unions, as well as comparison tools and recommendations to help consumers find bank accounts, savings products and loans.
buyer: QuinStreet, Inc. (QNST:$444.71)
QuinStreet, Inc. delivers online marketplace solutions to match searchers with brands in digital media. QuinStreet serves clients in large, information-intensive industry verticals where relevant, targeted media and offerings help visitors make informed choices and find products and services. "
target: MyBankTracker
MyBankTracker.com (MBT) is an independent comparison website helping users make smart banking and financial decisions. Using both technology and money management expertise, MBT provides personal finance comparison tools and educates consumers to optimize their relationships with banks and lenders.
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announced 2/28/2019 via Company Press Release

Bauer Media Group, will acquire Credimarket

synopsis: Bauer Media Group has entered into a sale and purchase agreement to acquire the main player in the Spanish online comparison market for financial products, CrediMarket. This acquisition will mark the Group’s entry into the Spanish OCP (Online Comparison Platform) market.
buyer parent: Bauer Media Group
buyer: Bauer Media Group
Bauer Media Group is a European-based media company that manages a portfolio of more than 600 magazines, over 400 digital products and 50 radio and TV stations around the world. "
target: Credimarket
CrediMarket is the main player in the Spanish market for online comparison of financial products, and operates through the CrediMarket.com platform.
price ($mm)
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$13
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0.0x
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announced 10/31/2018 via BNC Analysis

De Persgroep NV, will acquire Independer.nl

synopsis: De Persgroep Nederland has agreed to acquire price comparison company Independer from Achmea. Independer.nl is an independent comparison site and adviser in the field of financial services and healthcare in the Netherlands.
buyer: De Persgroep NV
De Persgroep is a media and publishing company. De Persgroep is an active publisher of newspapers, magazines and new media, and the group also operates television and radio stations. "
target parent: Achmea B.V.
target: Independer.nl
Independer.nl is an independent comparison site and adviser in the field of financial services and healthcare in the Netherlands.
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$171
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closed 6/20/2018 via BNC Analysis

Thinkseg, acquired Bidu Corretora de Seguros e Servicos de internet, Ltda.

synopsis: Thinkseg, a Brazilian company that uses technology to sell insurance products - known as "insurtech" - has acquired the entire operation of Bidu. Bidu is an online recommendation, comparison and marketplace portal for insurance and financial services based in Brazil.
buyer: Thinkseg
Thinkseg is a Brazilian insurance startup (insurtech) that connects insurers, brokers and customers. It operates independently, with transparency and agility. "
target: Bidu Corretora de Seguros e Servicos de internet, Ltda.
Bidu is an online recommendation, comparison and marketplace portal for insurance and financial services based in Brazil. They've helped millions of consumers compare the prices of insurance, in addition to a variety of financial products, such as credit cards, financing options and loans.
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announced 5/23/2018 via Company Press Release

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

synopsis: The EQT VIII fund (“EQT” or “EQT VIII”) has entered into an agreement to acquire Facile.it (“Facile” or “the company”) from Oakley Capital and other minority owners. Founded in 2008, Facile is Italy’s leading online destination for consumers to compare prices for motor insurance, energy, telecoms and personal finance products.
buyer: EQT (EQT:$561.47)
EQT is a leading investment firm with approximately EUR 50 billion in raised capital across 27 funds. EQT funds have portfolio companies in Europe, Asia and the US with total sales of more than EUR 19 billion and approximately 110,000 employees. "
target parent: Oakley Capital Limited
target: Facile.it S.p.A.
Facile.it is Italy's largest car insurance broker and price comparison website. Founded in 2008, Facile has built a leading market position in the fast growing Italian online price comparison market.
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$78
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announced 2/22/2018 via BusinessWire

Eli Global, LLC, will acquire finanzen.de

synopsis: Eli Global LLC, a federation of independent portfolios, announced that an affiliate has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire finanzen.de AG and its subsidiaries from Blackfin Capital Partners. Based in Germany, finanzen.de is the leading European online marketplace for retail customer leads in the finance and insurance sectors.
buyer: Eli Global, LLC
Eli is a federation of independent portfolios. Eli’s portfolios operate in over 15 industries across the world, including healthcare, technology, insurance and financial services. Eli acquires for the long term, and continues to invest globally in stable and growing companies and their teams. "
target parent: BlackFin Capital Partners
target: finanzen.de
Germany-based finanzen.de is the No.1 European B2B digital marketplace for insurance and finance customers. Its sophisticated technology-enabled marketplace procures about one million online generated leads per year to more than 6,000 insurance experts and financial consultants.
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closed 8/14/2017 via BusinessWire

XLMedia plc, acquired Money Under 30

synopsis: XLMedia (AIM:XLM), a leading provider of digital performance marketing, announced the acquisition of www.Moneyunder30.com (“MU30”), a US focused price comparison website for financial services, for a total consideration of US$7 million. The acquisition will be immediately earnings enhancing from completion.
buyer: XLMedia plc (AIM:XLM:$117.87)
XLMedia, based in the United Kingdom, is a leading provider of digital performance marketing. The Group uses proprietary tools and methodologies to generate high value traffic for their customers, in return for a revenue share, fixed fees or a hybrid of both. "
target: Money Under 30
Money Under 30 is a platform dedicated to helping young people meet their financial goals. Whether talking about investing, savings, or salary negotiations, Money Under 30 aims to provide advice for young people facing a difficult economic climate and a rapidly changing financial landscape.
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$7.00
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closed 6/20/2017 via PR Newswire

LendingTree, Inc., acquired MagnifyMoney

synopsis: LendingTree, Inc. announced that its subsidiary, LendingTree, LLC has acquired the company that operates MagnifyMoney.com, a leading consumer-facing media property that offers unbiased editorial content, expert commentary, tools and resources to help consumers compare financial products and make informed financial decisions.
buyer: LendingTree, Inc. (TREE:$723.15)
LendingTree, Inc. operates the nation's leading online loan marketplace and provides consumers with an array of online tools and information to help them find the best loans for their needs. "
target: MagnifyMoney
MagnifyMoney.com is a leading consumer-facing media property that offers unbiased editorial content, expert commentary, tools and resources to help consumers compare financial products and make informed financial decisions.
price ($mm)
$30
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closed 2/8/2017 via BNC Analysis

Compare Africa, acquired TopCheck UG

synopsis: Nigerian financial services comparison platform TopCheck has been acquired by South Africa’s Silvertree Internet Holdings. Launched in December 2014, the TopCheck platform allows users to compare prices of financial products such as various types of insurance, and loans. TopCheck will join Silvertree’s subsidiary Compare Africa Group (CAG).
buyer parent: Silvertree Capital
buyer: Compare Africa
The Compare Africa Group is Africa’s leading online service and product comparison platform, providing consumers with an easy-to-use interface in order to find the most affordable deals, saving time and money. They offer an easy-to-use platform to save money on banking, insurance, and broadband. "
target: TopCheck UG
TopCheck.com.ng is Nigeria's most trusted platform for comparing financial services like insurance, credit cards or loans in Nigeria! They exist because of all the bureaucracies and lack of transparency that create a painful experience when dealing with insurance companies or banks.
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announced 6/20/2016 via PR Newswire

Bankrate, Inc., will acquire NextAdvisor, Inc.

synopsis: Bankrate, Inc. announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire the business of NextAdvisor, Inc. The company is a leading online source of independent and in-depth research and reviews of credit cards, personal finance and internet services.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Bankrate, Inc. (RATE:$459.34)
Bankrate is a leading online publisher, aggregator, and distributor of personal finance content. Bankrate aggregates large scale audiences of in-market consumers by providing them with proprietary, fully researched, comprehensive, independent and objective personal finance. "
target: NextAdvisor, Inc.
NextAdvisor provides independent reviews of online services for consumers and small businesses. The company's mission is to help its visitors save money and make optimal buying decisions by presenting them with useful comparisons and reviews of service providers.
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$79
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closed 12/19/2014 via BusinessWire

News Corporation, acquired BigDecisions.com

synopsis: News Corp, a global, diversified media and information services company, announced today that it has acquired BigDecisions.com, a company that aims to help Indian consumers make smarter financial decisions through interactive, decision-making tools powered by sophisticated algorithms and data.
buyer: News Corporation (NWSA:$10,301.00)
News Corporation is a diversified media and information services company with operations in several industry segments: news and information services, digital real estate services, book publishing, digital education, and sports programming and pay-TV distribution. "
target: BigDecisions.com
BigDecisions.com provides a platform to deliver unbiased information and analysis to consumers in India on topics ranging from life and health insurance and retirement planning to providing for a child’s education or buying and renting real estate.
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announced 9/9/2013 via Yahoo, Inc.

Schibsted Media Group, will acquire Compricer.se

synopsis: Schibsted Media Group has agreed to acquire the personal finance market place Compricer.se, the largest comparison service for personal finance. They help thousands of consumers to save money by comparing and switching suppliers in insurance, electricity, loans and telephony every day. Service is completely free for consumers.
buyer: Schibsted Media Group (OB:SCHA:$2,133.70)
Schibsted is a leading media group in the Nordic region. The activities comprise newspapers and publishing, TV and film production, film rights, TV channels, Internet and mobile services. "
target parent: Verdane Capital
target: Compricer.se
Compricer is the largest comparison service for personal finance. They help thousands of consumers to save money by comparing and switching suppliers in insurance, electricity, loans and telephony every day. service is completely free for consumers and they also help by phone.
price ($mm)
$21
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$11
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1.9x
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closed 6/1/2012 via BNC Analysis

Moneysupermarket.com Ltd, acquired MoneySavingExpert.com

synopsis: MoneySupermarket.com Group plc has conditionally agreed to acquire MoneySavingExpert.com for consideration of up to £87 million. MoneySavingExpert operates one of the UK's leading personal finance and personal finance journalism websites which was established in 2003 by personal finance journalist Martin Lewis.
buyer: Moneysupermarket.com Ltd (LSE:MONY:$463.76)
Moneysupermarket.com Group PLC provides online price comparison services in the United Kingdom. The company, through its Websites moneysupermarket.com and travelsupermarket.com, provides online services to compare various products in the financial, insurance, travel, and home services markets. "
target: MoneySavingExpert.com
MoneySavingExpert.com offers free online services, including information to its users. MoneySavingExpert's services include a range of online tools, researched articles in respect of specific products, personal finance guides, and weekly newsletter emails.
price ($mm)
$93
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$25
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$20
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5.3x
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6.6x
closed 11/28/2011 via GlobeNewswire

QuinStreet, Inc., acquired Consumerism Commentary

synopsis: QuinStreet, Inc., the leader in vertical marketing and media online, announced the acquisition of ConsumerismCommentary.com, a personal finance blog that has established itself as a respected source of information and advice for consumers who want to take control of their personal finances.
buyer: QuinStreet, Inc. (QNST:$444.71)
QuinStreet, Inc. is one of the largest Internet marketing and media companies in the world. QuinStreet is committed to providing consumers and businesses with the information they need to research, find and select the products, services and brands that meet their needs. "
target: Consumerism Commentary
Consumerism Commentary is a personal finance blog created in 2003. It has established itself as a respected source of information and advice for consumers who want to take control of their personal finances.
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announced 12/21/2018 via PR Newswire

LendingTree, Inc., will acquire ValuePenguin

synopsis: LendingTree, Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Value Holding Inc., the parent company of ValuePenguin.com, a personal finance website that offers consumers objective analysis on a variety of financial topics from insurance to credit cards.
buyer: LendingTree, Inc. (TREE:$723.15)
LendingTree is the nation's leading online marketplace that connects consumers with the choices they need to be confident in their financial decisions. LendingTree empowers consumers to shop for financial services by comparing multiple offers from a nationwide network of over 500 partners. "
target: ValuePenguin
ValuePenguin is a personal finance website that conducts in-depth research & analysis on a variety of topics from insurance to credit cards. The company focuses on providing high-quality resources to help consumers understand the topics they're interested in.
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$105
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closed 10/26/2016 via BNC Analysis

Red Ventures, LLC, acquired Soda

synopsis: Soda.com, a Seattle media company that operates consumer sites like The Simple Dollar and Reviews.com, has sold to Red Ventures, the country’s largest technology-enabled platform for growing sales and marketing businesses.
buyer: Red Ventures, LLC
Founded in 2000, Red Ventures employs more than 2,300 people and is the country’s largest technology-enabled platform for growing sales and marketing businesses. Its expertise spans across multiple industries including Home Services, Energy, Financial Services, Insurance and Software. "
target: Soda
Soda LLC operates online Websites for consumers and consumer brands. The company specializes in using online assets for lead generation. They operate Reviews.com, The Simple Dollar and Freshome.
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closed 10/23/2019 via PR Newswire

Ad Practitioners, acquired Money.com

synopsis: Ad Practitioners, LLC has acquired Money.com from Meredith Corporation. Money is a personal finance brand and website. Based in New York City, its articles cover the gamut of personal finance topics ranging from investing, saving, retirement and taxes to family finance issues like paying for college, credit, career and home improvement.
buyer: Ad Practitioners
Founded in 2016, Ad Practitioners matches world-class brands with engaged audiences across over 150 categories, from personal finance, health, home, and lifestyle to insurance, software and beyond. The Company owns a portfolio of digital brands, including ConsumersAdvocate.org. "
target parent: Meredith Corporation
target: Money.com
Money is a personal finance brand and website. Money is based in New York City. Its articles cover the gamut of personal finance topics ranging from investing, saving, retirement and taxes to family finance issues like paying for college, credit, career and home improvement.
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closed 10/23/2019 via PR Newswire

Ad Practitioners, acquired Money.com

synopsis: Ad Practitioners, LLC has acquired Money.com from Meredith Corporation. Money is a personal finance brand and website. Based in New York City, its articles cover the gamut of personal finance topics ranging from investing, saving, retirement and taxes to family finance issues like paying for college, credit, career and home improvement.
buyer: Ad Practitioners
Founded in 2016, Ad Practitioners matches world-class brands with engaged audiences across over 150 categories, from personal finance, health, home, and lifestyle to insurance, software and beyond. The Company owns a portfolio of digital brands, including ConsumersAdvocate.org. "
target parent: Meredith Corporation
target: Money.com
Money is a personal finance brand and website. Money is based in New York City. Its articles cover the gamut of personal finance topics ranging from investing, saving, retirement and taxes to family finance issues like paying for college, credit, career and home improvement.
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closed 4/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

Mail.Ru LLC, acquired NativeRoll

synopsis: Mail.ru Group acquired 50.83% of the developer of video advertising platform Nativeroll. Nativeroll allows users to place blocks with video ads in four formats within the content on sites of more than 100 premium publishers.
buyer: Mail.Ru LLC (LSE:MAIL:$1,091.82)
Russia's Mail.Ru Group develops Internet communications and entertainment services globally. The company operates Russian language social networks Vkontakte (VK), Odnoklassniki (OK) and Moi Mir (My World), and instant messenger services; Agent Mail.Ru and ICQ. "
target: NativeRoll
Nativeroll is a video advertising platform in premium content that allows users to place blocks with video ads in four formats within the content on sites of more than 100 premium publishers. According to its own data, the monthly audience reach is 75 million users.
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closed 12/6/2017 via BNC Analysis

Axel Springer SE, acquired Ad Up Technology AG

synopsis: Europe's leading digital publisher Axel Springer has acquired, through its subsidiary Axel Springer Teaser Ad, Ad Up Technology, from Unister, one of the biggest e-commerce companies in Germany. Ad Up Technology specializes in the marketing of online portals and provides native and display advertising services.
buyer: Axel Springer SE (DB:SPR:$3,564.30)
Axel Springer SE is the leading digital publisher in Europe. Through consistent internationalization and digitization, Axel Springer SE is not only German's market leader in the printing business but also through subsidiaries, joint ventures and licenses active in more than 40 countries. "
target parent: Unister
target: Ad Up Technology AG
Ad Up Technology offers technology and services for online marketing and advertising. The company specializes in the marketing of online portals. Ad Up Technology provides native and display advertising services and helps businesses launch campaigns with outstanding results.
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announced 8/16/2017 via Bloomberg

Cloud Technologies S.A., will acquire OAN sp. z o.o.

synopsis: Cloud Technologies S.A. has entered into a preliminary agreement to acquire OAN sp. z.o.o., a well-established internet advertising company. OAN is a Polish online advertising network that serves direct customers, has good relationships with agencies, and provides network products for publishers.
buyer: Cloud Technologies S.A. (WSE:CLD:$16.18)
Cloud Technologies S.A. is the online advertising leader in the segment of Big Data Cloud Computing in CEE region. The company has unique competencies in optimising advertising campaigns based on Programmatic Buying. "
target: OAN sp. z o.o.
Operating since 2011, OAN sp. z.o.o. has a well-established position in the Internet advertising market. OAN is a Polish online advertising network that serves direct customers, has good relationships with agencies, and provides network products for publishers.
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$0.55
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announced 2/2/2017 via Reuters

Gree, Inc., will acquire 3 Minute inc.

synopsis: GREE, the world’s leading Internet company providing mobile content and services, is to acquire 3Minute, a Tokyo-based advertising firm which is engaged in advertising business, media business and commerce business.
buyer: Gree, Inc. (TSE:3632:$703.90)
GREE is the world’s leading Internet company providing mobile content and services, backed by cutting-edge technology. Since it was developed, the GREE social networking service has been spreading its wings, accepting 14 languages, reaching 169 countries and regions. "
target: 3 Minute inc.
3Minute inc. is a Tokyo-based advertising firm which is engaged in advertising business, media business and commerce business. They develop a platform for online video production and management. The company was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
price ($mm)
$37
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$4
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9.8x
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closed 9/14/2016 via BNC Analysis

Fork Media Private Limited, acquired Adgebra

synopsis: Ant Farm India-backed digital media company Fork Media has acquired a majority stake in Pune-based ad-tech firm Inuxu Digital Media Technologies. The mixed cash-and-equity deal gives Fork Media 51 per cent equity in Inuxu. Inuxu's multi-device ad platform, Adgebra, collects data from its partner publishers and creates various audience segments.
buyer: Fork Media Private Limited
Fork leverages online, mobile and video platforms to create innovative, turnaround solutions for advertisers and publishers, alike. They create advertiser focused content, craft innovative ad engagements and use data to match audience to brands. "
target: Adgebra
Inuxu was founded with a vision to blend together the Science of ‘Relevance’ and Art of ‘Engagement’ to deliver personalized & interactive ads to the digitally evolved user. Its multi-device ad platform Adgebra collects data from its partner publishers and creates various audience segments.
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$3.00*
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closed 8/24/2016 via BNC Analysis

Game Lounge Limited, acquired Interclick Limited

synopsis: The leading affiliate network Game Lounge Ltd has signed an agreement to acquire the assets of the respected affiliate company Interclick Limited. Interclick Limited has been active within the German and U.K. markets for 14 years, and Game Lounge acquires more than 40 domains and affiliate accounts through the acquisition.
buyer parent: Cherry AB
buyer: Game Lounge Limited
Game Lounge Limited is a Malta based company working within the I-gaming business. Their goal is to become the largest affiliate in the Scandinavian market offering their visitors the best out of casino experience including the latest promotions, game-reviews, best signup-bonuses and more. "
target: Interclick Limited
Interclick Limited is a respected affiliate marketing company based in the United Kingdom. Interclick Limited has been active within the German and U.K. markets for 14 years, and it has more than 40 domains and affiliate accounts.
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$1.50
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closed 8/5/2016 via BNC Analysis

Centre Lane Partners, LLC, acquired ClickBooth

synopsis: Centre Lane Partners, a private equity firm focused on making investments in North American middle market companies, has acquired ClickBooth, a recognized online performance advertising leader and one-of-a-kind performance marketing exchange focused on Cost-Per-Action and Cost-Per-Click affiliate marketing.
buyer: Centre Lane Partners, LLC
Centre Lane Partners is a private equity firm focused on making investments in North American middle market companies. Centre Lane targets companies with revenues between $20 and $500 million that have leading market positions and sustainable competitive advantages in their respective niches. "
target: ClickBooth
Clickbooth is a recognized online performance advertising leader and one-of-a-kind performance marketing exchange focused on Cost-Per-Action and Cost-Per-Click affiliate marketing.
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announced 7/18/2016 via Market Wire

Adstream, will acquire Dubsat pty ltd

synopsis: Adstream, a global provider of creative asset management, delivery and analytics technology, announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Dubsat, an Omnilab Media company. Dubsat is a global advertising content management and delivery company, providing cloud-based solutions to agencies, brands, broadcasters, production houses, and publishers.
buyer: Adstream
Adstream is the world’s leading advertising digital asset management, workflow and distribution company. Adstream provides innovative tools for managing the production process in advertising. They pioneered the delivery of broadcast content via broadband. "
target parent: Omnilab Media
target: Dubsat pty ltd
Dubsat is an international service provider offering media advertising and entertainment content. Dubsat's cutting-edge software and cloud services are closely integrated with its dedicated and ever-expanding international distribution network, helping advertisers meet any media schedule deadline.
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announced 12/17/2015 via Company Press Release

VS.hu, will acquire Origo Media Group

synopsis: Magyar Telekom signed an agreement to sell its 100% shareholding in Origo Zrt. to New Wave Media Kft. Origo Zrt. is one of Hungary’s leading media companies and has achieved market leadership in several of its business areas through the Origo.hu news portal, the Freemail e-mailing system and the Adnetwork online advertising network.
buyer: VS.hu
VS.hu is a Hungarian news portal launched in November 2013. Their mission is to provide high quality news and analysis and present every important perspective and opinion on every story or case they cover. "
target parent: Deutsche Telekom
target: Origo Media Group
Founded in 1998, Origo Media Group has grown to become one of Hungary’s leading media companies and achieved market leadership in several of its business areas through its business lines such as the Origo.hu news portal, the Freemail e-mailing system and the Adnetwork online advertising network.
price ($mm)
$14
rev ($mm)
$24
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0.6x
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closed 12/16/2015 via PR Web

Redirect.com, acquired AdEngage, Inc

synopsis: Redirect.com, the leading provider for domain parking and international redirect solutions, announced that they have acquired AdEngage, an online advertising network that allows advertisers to buy ads and publishers/website owners to sell advertising space on their sites. AdEngage adds a new market of customers and added abilities for Redirect.com.
buyer parent: Media Breakaway, LLC
buyer: Redirect.com
Redirect.com has revolutionized the international redirect industry. With their proprietary geo-targeting system, which monetizes 100% of a website's international traffic, they are one of the leading redirect monetization programs in the industry. "
target: AdEngage, Inc
AdEngage is an online advertising network that allows advertisers to buy ads, and publishers / website owners to sell advertising space on their sites. They have served over 1.2 trillion ads and paid millions in publisher payments. They act as a real-time exchange between advertisers and publishers.
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closed 2/4/2014 via BusinessWire

LIN Digital Media LLC, acquired Federated Media Publishing

synopsis: LIN Media LLC, a local multimedia company, announced that it has completed its acquisition of the stock of Federated Media Publishing, Inc., the industry-leading digital content and conversational marketing company.
buyer parent: LIN Media
buyer: LIN Digital Media LLC
LIN Digital creates highly customized and effective digital marketing campaigns for some of the nation’s most respected agencies and brands. LIN Digital empowers agencies, captures the attention of target audiences and delivers results. "
target: Federated Media Publishing
Federated Media Publishing (FMP) powers the Independent Web. FMP believes that the majority of meaningful engagements across digital media occur via high-quality independent sites and services.
price ($mm)
$19
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/17/2012 via BNC Analysis

Transcontinental Media, acquired Redux Media

synopsis: TC Media is pleased to announce it has completed the acquisition of a majority stake in Redux Media, a leading online advertising network. Redux Media manages mass online display inventory, optimizing it into custom-targeted and brand-safe advertising channels.
buyer parent: Transcontinental Inc.
buyer: Transcontinental Media
Transcontinental Media is the country’s leading publisher of consumer magazines and of French-language educational resources as well as being the largest publisher of community newspapers in Eastern Canada. "
target: Redux Media
Redux Media is a leading online advertising network. Redux Media manages mass online display inventory, optimizing it into custom-targeted and brand-safe advertising channels.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 4/17/2012 via Yahoo, Inc.

Omnicom Group Inc., will acquire DGM Asia Pacific Pte Limited

synopsis: Flow Digital Pte Limited, a subsidiary of Omnicom Group Inc., agreed to acquire all assets of DGM Asia Pacific Pte Limited £0.16 million. DGM Asia Pacific Pte is a leading performance-based online marketing and technology company. They deliver multi-channel and stand-alone solutions across the digital marketing spectrum.
buyer: Omnicom Group Inc. (OMC:$15,385.20)
Omnicom Group Inc. is a global advertising and marketing communications services company. Omnicom's branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, direct and promotional marketing, public relations and other specialty communications services. "
target parent: Asia Digital Holdings plc
target: DGM Asia Pacific Pte Limited
DGM Asia Pacific Pte Limited provides internet-marketing services and delivers leads and sales for advertisers. The company's delivery channels include an affiliate network and search engine marketing. The company was incorporated in 2007 and is based in Singapore.
price ($mm)
$0.21
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.1x
EV / EBITDA
announced 4/5/2012 via Company Press Release

Tyroo Media Pvt. Ltd., will acquire DGM India Internet Marketing Pvt Ltd.

synopsis: Tyroo, a SVG company, and Anurag Gupta, the founder, promoter and Managing Director of DGM India, announced the acquisition of DGM India, the first affiliate network in India and among the leading ad networks in the country.
buyer: Tyroo Media Pvt. Ltd.
Tyroo was started in 2007 and is India's leading digital media company that reaches more than 22 million unique users in the country, representing more than 50 percent reach of India’s Internet users. It is represented by its businesses Tyroo Direct and Tyroo Audience. "
target parent: Asia Digital Holdings plc
target: DGM India Internet Marketing Pvt Ltd.
DGM India Internet Marketing's principal activity is the provision of online marketing services through the mediums of performance based marketing, search engine positioning, optimisation and marketing services, including the provision of competitive intelligence gathering services.
price ($mm)
$0.65*
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
$0
EV / rev
0.3x
EV / EBITDA
2.5x
closed 3/20/2006 via

Technology Crossover Ventures, purchased a minority stake in AdKnowledge

synopsis: Adknowledge, Inc., a technology firm focused on helping small businesses better market to online consumers, announced today that it has sold a minority ownership interest to Technology Crossover Ventures for $48 million. As part of the investment in Adknowledge, two TCV partners, Henry Feinberg and Will Griffith, will join the Adknowledge board.
buyer: Technology Crossover Ventures
Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV), founded in 1995, is a leading provider of growth capital to technology companies, providing funds to expansion, late-stage private, and public companies. "
target: AdKnowledge
Through Cubics.com, Adknowledge provides a social advertising platform that is used by thousands of applications developers to monetize their user base. Adknowledge has grown to become the largest social advertising network, displaying more than 10 billion ads a month on social applications.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/3/2005 via BusinessWire

Rakuten Inc., acquired LinkShare Corporation

synopsis: Internet Capital Group, Inc., today announced that the acquisition of its partner company, LinkShare Corporation, by Rakuten, Inc., was consummated on September 30, 2005.
buyer: Rakuten Inc. (TSE:4755:$11,169.44)
Headquartered in Tokyo, Rakuten is one of the world's largest and most comprehensive Internet service companies, providing leading services in e- commerce, portal & media, travel, financial services, and professional sports. Rakuten is a publicly traded company in Japan. "
target: LinkShare Corporation
LinkShare Corporation provides ecommerce businesses with a vast, high quality pay-per-action marketing network, along with expert consultative services and patented technology.
price ($mm)
$425
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 4/10/2019 via BNC Analysis

Airpush, Inc. will be merged with AppScatter,

synopsis: Airpush will merge with AppScatter, a UK-based B2B SaaS platform that distributes, manages and monitors mobile apps. Airpush is a worldwide leader in mobile advertising solutions. Airpush provides some of the most diverse and highest performing monetization and advertising solutions in the industry.
buyer: AppScatter (AIM:APPS:$2.57)
Based in the UK, AppScatter is a B2B SaaS platform that distributes, manages and monitors mobile apps across multiple app stores worldwide. Its centralized distribution and management platform integrates with the world’s top app stores serving thousands of app developers. "
target: Airpush, Inc.
Airpush is a worldwide leader in digital advertising solutions. With powerful platforms integrated into over 300,000 mobile app, mobile web, and virtual reality properties, Airpush provides some of the most diverse and highest performing monetization and advertising solutions in the industry.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/14/2018 via Company Press Release

Curate Mobile, acquired Juice Mobile

synopsis: Curate Mobile, a technology-driven mobile growth platform and trusted destination for brands and agencies, announced the acquisition of Juice Mobile, a mobile advertising and technology firm. They captivate people with their creative capabilities and deliver beyond expectation through their strategic expertise on data, targeting and measurement.
buyer: Curate Mobile
Based in Canada, Curate Mobile is a technology-driven mobile growth platform; a simple, effective touch-point for advertisers looking to boost user LTV or increase their brand awareness on mobile. Their focus is the spearheading and execution of mobile user acquisition and direct response campaigns."
target parent: Yellow Pages Limited
target: Juice Mobile
Based in Canada, Juice Mobile is an award-winning mobile advertising and technology firm. They captivate people with their creative capabilities and deliver beyond expectation through their strategic expertise on data, targeting and measurement.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/7/2018 via Company Press Release

PIA Performance Interactive Alliance, acquired tab gmbH

synopsis: PIA Performance Interactive Alliance, one of the leading digital agency groups in Germany, has announced it has acquired TAB gmbH. TAB offers acquisition, tracking, reporting and optimization, to strategic campaign planning and creative assets.
buyer parent: Equistone Partners Europe
buyer: PIA Performance Interactive Alliance
PIA Performance Interactive Alliance is one of the leading digital agency groups in Germany. The company offers display advertising and marketing, website analytics solutions, Search Engine Optimization/Advertising campaigns, social media marketing and brand management. "
target: tab gmbH
TAB offers acquisition, tracking, reporting and optimization, to strategic campaign planning and creative assets. TAB's in-house traffic solutions include a private distribution platform, app conversion, attribution tracking and optimization tools.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 12/13/2017 via BNC Analysis

Grumbl Media Holding BV, will acquire AffiMobiz

synopsis: CLIQ Digital AG's subsidiary Grumbl Media has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a majority stake in the French media buying specialist AffiMobiz. AffiMobiz, based in France, is a Selective Mobile CPA (cost per acquisition) Network providing both in-house and exclusive Advertisers‘ offers.
buyer parent: CLIQ Digital
buyer: Grumbl Media Holding BV
Grumbl Media, an Amsterdam based Affiliate Network, was founded in 2010 and acquired later on in 2014 by CLIQ Digital AG an online marketing company. Grumbl Media is a premium affiliate network for only top players in the industry. "
target: AffiMobiz
AffiMobiz, based in France, is a Selective Mobile CPA (cost per acquisition) Network providing both in-house and exclusive Advertisers‘ offers. AffiMobiz provides Publishers, Media Buyers, Ad Networks and Advertisers with the most performing solutions and marketing tools to achieve their goal.
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