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closed 11/20/2019 via GlobeNewswire

The Delic, acquired Reality Sandwich

synopsis: The Delic (Delic Corp) , the first-ever psychedelics corporation that specializes in education, content and events about psychoactive compounds, announced the acquisition of psychedelic legacy site Reality Sandwich. Reality Sandwich serves the most up to date information on psychedelic science, art, culture, news and substances.
buyer: The Delic
Delic Corp is the first-ever psychedelics corporation that specializes in education, content and events about psychoactive compounds. DELIC is a sophisticated media platform for experienced, cultured psychedelic enthusiasts. "
target: Reality Sandwich
Reality Sandwich serves the most up to date information on psychedelic science, art, culture, news and substances. Knowledge is power, have a bite! Reality Sandwich gathers the world’s most curious and informed minds to bring fresh and insightful and info on all topics psychedelic.
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closed 2/24/2014 via PR Web

SK Intertainment, acquired Fleshbot, LLC

synopsis: SK Intertainment, the parent company behind internet powerhouses Mr. Skin, Mr. Man, and Naked News, has announced the acquisition of the popular adult website, Fleshbot, the web’s favorite source for news and reviews from the world of adult entertainment.
buyer: SK Intertainment
SK Intertainment was established in 1999 as the creative home for the renowned film-review website Mr Skin. As the owner and operator of one of the most trafficked websites online, SK Intertainment has remained on the forefront of web technology. "
target parent: Gawker Media
target: Fleshbot, LLC
Fleshbot is a sex-oriented weblog, founded by Gawker Media. It was launched in November 2003 as the third online title from Gawker. The range of subject matter includes everything from amateur sex blogs and thumbnail gallery posts to news about sex in popular culture and advertising.
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closed 7/13/2011 via Market Wire

Internet Brands, Inc., purchased Weddingbee.com and JustMommies.com from eHarmony

synopsis: Internet Brands, a new media company that operates online media, community, and e-commerce websites in vertical markets, announced the acquisition of Weddingbee.com, one of the largest wedding blogs on the Internet, and JustMommies.com, a top-ranked parenting community for moms and moms-to-be.
buyer parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
buyer: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., Internet Brands, Inc. is a new media company that operates online media, community, and e-commerce websites in vertical markets. The company also develops and licenses Internet software and social media applications. "
seller: eHarmony
eHarmony launched in the United States in 2000 and is now the #1 Trusted Relationship Services Provider in the USA. eHarmony’s patented Compatibility Matching System® allows eHarmony members to be matched with compatible persons with whom they are likely to enjoy a long-term relationship.
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announced 2/25/2010 via Company Press Release

Match.com, will acquire Singlesnet.com

synopsis: Match.com, an operating business of IAC, announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Singlesnet, one of the most visited online dating sites in the United States. Terms of the deal are not being disclosed.
buyer parent: IAC
buyer: Match.com (MTCH:$1,863.89)
Match.com pioneered online personals when it launched on the Web in 1995 and continues to lead this exciting and evolving category after more than a decade. Throughout its history, Match.com has helped redefine the way people meet and fall in love. "
target: Singlesnet.com
A leader in the online dating community since 1998, Singlesnet is one of the most visited online dating Web sites in the world. As one of the most vibrant online communities, Singlesnet connects singles via instant messaging, online forums, emails and chat rooms.
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closed 10/31/2018 via Company Press Release

Parship Elite Group, acquired eHarmony

synopsis: The NuCom Group and its porfolio company Parship Elite Group, the leading provider of online matchmaking services in Germany and Europe, are acquiring 100% of eharmony. eharmony is the creator of the segment and one of the leading matchmaking platforms in the US. NuCom Group is an investment portfolio of ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE.
buyer parent: ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE
buyer: Parship Elite Group
The PARSHIP ELITE Group is the leading provider of online matchmaking services in Germany and Europe. The well-known international brands Parship and ElitePartner belong to the group. Both services use scientific methods to successfully support singles in finding happy long-term relationships. "
target: eHarmony
eharmony helps people find meaningful relationships that enrich their lives. Founded in 2000, eharmony is a pioneer in using algorithms to create highly compatible relationships based on key dimensions of personality that predict the most compatible, highly successful, long-term relationships.
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closed 10/31/2017 via BNC Analysis

Jafco Co., Ltd., acquired Omicale Inc.

synopsis: JAFCO Co., Ltd. has announced that it has acquired the entire stake in Omicale Inc.(based in Okayama Prefecture). Omicale is a portal site for "marriage hunting" and matchmaking parties. Omicale has established itself as a leading portal providing information on over 30,000 "marriage hunting" and matchmaking parties for more than 150,000 members.
buyer: Jafco Co., Ltd.
JAFCO operates a series of funds to channel risk capital to start-ups in Japan, US, China, Taiwan, Korea, India, and Singapore. Targeting high-potential companies with innovative and creative management strategies, "
target: Omicale Inc.
Based in Japan, Omicale is a portal site for "marriage hunting" and matchmaking parties. Omicale has established itself as a leading portal providing information on over 30,000 "marriage hunting" and matchmaking parties for more than 150,000 members.
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closed 10/5/2016 via BNC Analysis

Elite Singles, acquired Attractive World

synopsis: EliteSingles owner Affinitas GmbH has announced the acquisition of French dating brand Attractive World. Launched in 2007, Attractive World is a relationship-focused dating site that utilises a peer-approved signup process, where only one in three applications are accepted by the community.
buyer parent: Affinitas DE GmbH
buyer: Elite Singles
EliteSingles is a partnership service designed and dedicated to help American singles looking for long-term commitment. Their intelligent matchmaking delivers compatible partner suggestions in line with personal search preferences. "
target: Attractive World
Launched in 2007, Attractive World is a relationship-focused dating site that utilises a peer-approved signup process, where only one in three applications are accepted by the community.
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closed 3/19/2014 via PR Web

PositiveSingles.com, acquired PositivesDating.com

synopsis: PositiveSingles.com, the online dating website for people who live with Herpes, HIV, HPV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STD), has announced that it has acquired the prominent STD dating website PositivesDating.com.
buyer: PositiveSingles.com
As the largest and most trusted online dating site for people living with Herpes, HPV, HIV / AIDS, Hepatitis, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis and other STDs, PositiveSingles.com is completely anonymous and cares about members’ privacy more than other sites. "
target: PositivesDating.com
PositivesDating.com is an online STD dating site and was launched in 2004 in U.S and had a history of almost ten years. Most members are from European countries and they joined in order to find new friends, soul mates or a match.
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closed 7/18/2011 via PR Newswire

FriendFinder Networks, Inc., acquired PerfectMatch.com

synopsis: FriendFinder Networks Inc., a leading internet and technology company providing services in the rapidly expanding markets of social networking and web-based video sharing, announced the acquisition of PerfectMatch.com, a leading online relationship service helping adults seeking successful, lasting connections.
buyer: FriendFinder Networks, Inc. (FFN:$346.00)
FriendFinder Networks Inc. is an internet-based social networking and technology company operating several of the most heavily visited websites in the world, including AdultFriendFinder.com, Amigos.com, AsiaFriendFinder.com, Cams.com, FriendFinder.com, BigChurch.com and SeniorFriendFinder.com. "
target: PerfectMatch.com
PerfectMatch.com is a leading online relationship service helping adults seeking successful, lasting connections. Unlike other dating sites, PerfectMatch uses its Duet® Compatibility System to find highly compatible matches and provides powerful search tools.
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closed 2/1/2007 via PR Newswire

Spark Networks plc, acquired HurryDate

synopsis: Spark Networks plc, one of the largest providers of online personals services in the United States, has acquired the assets of HurryDate, a leading online personals and singles events company.
buyer: Spark Networks plc (AMEX:LOV:$109.22)
As a leading provider of online personals services in the United States and internationally, Spark Networks helps people make connections and foster relationships. Our specialized Web sites aim to provide a safe and friendly meeting point for millions of singles each year. "
target: HurryDate
HurryDate is a fun new way to meet people. We bring together tons of singles, a cool bar, lots of drinks and a wild, anything-goes vibe to make each HurryDate party a total head-spinning blast. It's a great way to meet lots of new people, while avoiding the agonizing four-hour blind date gone bad.
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closed 5/8/2006 via PR Newswire

MingleMatch, Inc., acquired LdsSingles.com

synopsis: Spark Networks plc, a leading provider of online personals services, announced today that its subsidiary, MingleMatch(TM), Inc., has acquired the LDSSingles (http://www.ldssingles.com) business through an asset purchase.
buyer parent: Spark Networks plc
buyer: MingleMatch, Inc.
MingleMatch, Inc. manages and maintains demographically targeted singles communities online. With more than 20 niche online dating sites, over one million profiles of single men and women have been submitted. "
target: LdsSingles.com
Launched in 1996, LDSSingles was one of the first online personals communities and has grown to become one of the leading providers of online personals for the single Latter-day Saints community.
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closed 5/8/2006 via Company Press Release

Associated Newspapers, acquired Allegran Limited

synopsis: Associated Newspapers, the national newspaper division of DMGT, announces that it has recently made two online acquisitions. Allegran has been acquired which operates a portfolio of dating web sites, catering for different segments within the UK market.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Associated Newspapers
Associated is the publisher of the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday, the Evening Standard, Metro, Ireland on Sunday and Loot. It is also responsible for overseeing and developing the Group’s consumer internet properties. "
target: Allegran Limited
Allegran Limited is the UK's leading online dating business. Allegran currently operate 5 web sites: LoopyLove.com, GirlsDateForFree.com, Pocado.com, DreamsDiscovered.com and DatingForParents.com.
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closed 5/23/2005 via PR Newswire

Spark Networks plc, acquired MingleMatch, Inc.

synopsis: Spark Networks plc, a leading provider of online personals services, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of MingleMatch, Inc., a company that operates religious, ethnic, special interest and geographically targeted online singles communities.
buyer: Spark Networks plc (AMEX:LOV:$109.22)
As a leading provider of online personals services in the United States and internationally, Spark Networks helps people make connections and foster relationships. Our specialized Web sites aim to provide a safe and friendly meeting point for millions of singles each year. "
target: MingleMatch, Inc.
MingleMatch, Inc. manages and maintains demographically targeted singles communities online. With more than 20 niche online dating sites, over one million profiles of single men and women have been submitted.
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closed 5/21/2020 via BNC Analysis

Kollective Ventures, acquired Paktor

synopsis: Singapore-based advisory firm Kollective Ventures has completed its acquisition of Asian dating and networking app operator Paktor Group from Taiwan’s M17 Entertainment. The deal marks Kollective’s first foray into full buyouts, extending beyond minority equity investments.
buyer: Kollective Ventures
Kollective Ventures is a capital advisory and investment firm. They have raised funds for and/or invested in top technology companies and venture capital funds including SpaceX, M17 Group, Coffee Meets Bagel, Vertex Ventures and Monks Hill Ventures to name a few. "
target parent: M17 Entertainment Limited
target: Paktor
Paktor is the leading Asian social networking platform that's dedicated to bring singles together. Paktor emphasizes anonymity, locality, and usability for users. They find out who users like nearby and connect users with them.
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closed 2/8/2017 via BNC Analysis

Paktor, acquired Goodnight

synopsis: Paktor, the leading Asian social networking platform that's dedicated to bring singles together, has acquired Goodnight, the number one voice dating and social app in Taiwan that allows you to call someone during the evening hours. They have over 500,000 users.
buyer: Paktor
Paktor is the leading Asian social networking platform that's dedicated to bring singles together. Paktor emphasizes anonymity, locality, and usability for users. They find out who users like nearby and connect users with them. "
target: Goodnight
Goodnight is the number one voice dating and social app in Taiwan that allows you to call someone during the evening hours. They have over 500,000 users.
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closed 2/8/2017 via BNC Analysis

Paktor, acquired Groopify

synopsis: Paktor, the leading Asian social networking platform that's dedicated to bring singles together, has acquired Groopify, a leading social discovery platform that enables groups of friends to match up with compatible groups nearby and get curated recommendations of places/venues to meet at and cool things to do as a group.
buyer: Paktor
Paktor is the leading Asian social networking platform that's dedicated to bring singles together. Paktor emphasizes anonymity, locality, and usability for users. They find out who users like nearby and connect users with them. "
target: Groopify
Based in Madrid, Groopify is a leading social discovery platform that enables groups of friends to match up with compatible groups nearby and get curated recommendations of places/venues to meet at and cool things to do as a group.
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closed 1/23/2017 via BNC Analysis

Paktor, acquired Down

synopsis: The Singaporean dating app Paktor has acquired Down, a San Francisco-based online dating company that brought sex to the forefront of its sales pitch.
buyer: Paktor
Paktor is the leading Asian social networking platform that's dedicated to bring singles together. Paktor emphasizes anonymity, locality, and usability for users. They find out who users like nearby and connect users with them. "
target: Down
Down is a San Francisco-based online dating company that brought sex to the forefront of its sales pitch. Down uses social apps to help people strengthen relationships in the offline world through honest interactions.
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closed 11/2/2011 via PR Newswire

Manwin Holding S.à.r.l., purchased Television and Digital Businesses from Playboy Enterprises, Inc.

synopsis: Playboy Enterprises, Inc. (PEI) and Manwin announced that they have closed their deal relating to PEI's television and digital businesses. Under the label Playboy Plus Entertainment, Manwin will manage PEI's online branded assets and is licensed to run Playboy TV worldwide.
buyer: Manwin Holding S.à.r.l.
Manwin is the leading international provider of high-quality adult entertainment, delivered through online, mobile and television media platforms. It is the owner of the largest network of adult websites in the world, with more than 60 million daily visitors. "
seller parent: Icon Acquisition Holdings, L.P.
seller: Playboy Enterprises, Inc.
Playboy Enterprises, Inc. is a media and lifestyle company that markets the brand through a wide range of media properties and licensing initiatives. The company publishes Playboy magazine and creates content for distribution via television networks, websites, mobile platforms and radio.
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closed 11/3/2009 via PR Newswire

Private Media Group Inc., acquired Sureflix Digital Distribution

synopsis: Private Media Group, Inc. announced that it has completed the acquisition of Sureflix Digital Distribution ("Sureflix"), the world leader in digital distribution of premium gay content and owners of maleflixxx .tv, splashshots .com. The acquisition provides Private with a leadership position in the lucrative gay market.
buyer: Private Media Group Inc. (PRVT:$23.27)
Private Media Group (PRVT) is a brand-driven world leader in adult entertainment and distributes premium quality content globally via a wide range of platforms including mobile telephone handsets, digital TV, broadband Internet, television broadcasting, DVDs and magazines. "
target: Sureflix Digital Distribution
Sureflix is a leading global supplier of adult programming. Sureflix operates a vast network of pay-per-view video on-demand (VOD) websites and has a North American broadcast presence.
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closed 11/20/2019 via GlobeNewswire

The Delic, acquired Reality Sandwich

synopsis: The Delic (Delic Corp) , the first-ever psychedelics corporation that specializes in education, content and events about psychoactive compounds, announced the acquisition of psychedelic legacy site Reality Sandwich. Reality Sandwich serves the most up to date information on psychedelic science, art, culture, news and substances.
buyer: The Delic
Delic Corp is the first-ever psychedelics corporation that specializes in education, content and events about psychoactive compounds. DELIC is a sophisticated media platform for experienced, cultured psychedelic enthusiasts. "
target: Reality Sandwich
Reality Sandwich serves the most up to date information on psychedelic science, art, culture, news and substances. Knowledge is power, have a bite! Reality Sandwich gathers the world’s most curious and informed minds to bring fresh and insightful and info on all topics psychedelic.
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closed 11/20/2019 via GlobeNewswire

The Delic, acquired Reality Sandwich

synopsis: The Delic (Delic Corp) , the first-ever psychedelics corporation that specializes in education, content and events about psychoactive compounds, announced the acquisition of psychedelic legacy site Reality Sandwich. Reality Sandwich serves the most up to date information on psychedelic science, art, culture, news and substances.
buyer: The Delic
Delic Corp is the first-ever psychedelics corporation that specializes in education, content and events about psychoactive compounds. DELIC is a sophisticated media platform for experienced, cultured psychedelic enthusiasts. "
target: Reality Sandwich
Reality Sandwich serves the most up to date information on psychedelic science, art, culture, news and substances. Knowledge is power, have a bite! Reality Sandwich gathers the world’s most curious and informed minds to bring fresh and insightful and info on all topics psychedelic.
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closed 11/20/2019 via GlobeNewswire

The Delic, acquired Reality Sandwich

synopsis: The Delic (Delic Corp) , the first-ever psychedelics corporation that specializes in education, content and events about psychoactive compounds, announced the acquisition of psychedelic legacy site Reality Sandwich. Reality Sandwich serves the most up to date information on psychedelic science, art, culture, news and substances.
buyer: The Delic
Delic Corp is the first-ever psychedelics corporation that specializes in education, content and events about psychoactive compounds. DELIC is a sophisticated media platform for experienced, cultured psychedelic enthusiasts. "
target: Reality Sandwich
Reality Sandwich serves the most up to date information on psychedelic science, art, culture, news and substances. Knowledge is power, have a bite! Reality Sandwich gathers the world’s most curious and informed minds to bring fresh and insightful and info on all topics psychedelic.
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closed 2/22/2016 via PR Newswire

Penthouse Global Media Inc., purchased Penthouse Brand from FriendFinder Networks, Inc.

synopsis: Penthouse Global Media Inc. (PGMI), a newly formed company led by industry veteran Kelly Holland, announced it has successfully acquired the Penthouse brand from FriendFinder Networks, Inc. Penthouse was a leading entertainment brand, leveraging its rich history across various market segments, including a younger adult demographic.
buyer: Penthouse Global Media Inc.
Penthouse Global Media, Inc. publishes adult lifestyle content in print, broadcast and online platforms, including the iconic Penthouse magazine, founded in 1965 by legendary publisher Bob Guccione. The company was formed and acquired the Penthouse assets in February 2016. "
seller: FriendFinder Networks, Inc. (FFN:$346.00)
Penthouse is a leading entertainment brand, leveraging its rich history across various market segments, including a younger adult demographic. Penthouse will continue to offer print readers the perfect mix of luxury lifestyle, cutting edge journalism and the hottest women in the world.
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closed 2/24/2014 via PR Web

SK Intertainment, acquired Fleshbot, LLC

synopsis: SK Intertainment, the parent company behind internet powerhouses Mr. Skin, Mr. Man, and Naked News, has announced the acquisition of the popular adult website, Fleshbot, the web’s favorite source for news and reviews from the world of adult entertainment.
buyer: SK Intertainment
SK Intertainment was established in 1999 as the creative home for the renowned film-review website Mr Skin. As the owner and operator of one of the most trafficked websites online, SK Intertainment has remained on the forefront of web technology. "
target parent: Gawker Media
target: Fleshbot, LLC
Fleshbot is a sex-oriented weblog, founded by Gawker Media. It was launched in November 2003 as the third online title from Gawker. The range of subject matter includes everything from amateur sex blogs and thumbnail gallery posts to news about sex in popular culture and advertising.
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closed 7/13/2011 via Market Wire

Internet Brands, Inc., purchased Weddingbee.com and JustMommies.com from eHarmony

synopsis: Internet Brands, a new media company that operates online media, community, and e-commerce websites in vertical markets, announced the acquisition of Weddingbee.com, one of the largest wedding blogs on the Internet, and JustMommies.com, a top-ranked parenting community for moms and moms-to-be.
buyer parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
buyer: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., Internet Brands, Inc. is a new media company that operates online media, community, and e-commerce websites in vertical markets. The company also develops and licenses Internet software and social media applications. "
seller: eHarmony
eHarmony launched in the United States in 2000 and is now the #1 Trusted Relationship Services Provider in the USA. eHarmony’s patented Compatibility Matching System® allows eHarmony members to be matched with compatible persons with whom they are likely to enjoy a long-term relationship.
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closed 10/31/2018 via Company Press Release

Parship Elite Group, acquired eHarmony

synopsis: The NuCom Group and its porfolio company Parship Elite Group, the leading provider of online matchmaking services in Germany and Europe, are acquiring 100% of eharmony. eharmony is the creator of the segment and one of the leading matchmaking platforms in the US. NuCom Group is an investment portfolio of ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE.
buyer parent: ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE
buyer: Parship Elite Group
The PARSHIP ELITE Group is the leading provider of online matchmaking services in Germany and Europe. The well-known international brands Parship and ElitePartner belong to the group. Both services use scientific methods to successfully support singles in finding happy long-term relationships. "
target: eHarmony
eharmony helps people find meaningful relationships that enrich their lives. Founded in 2000, eharmony is a pioneer in using algorithms to create highly compatible relationships based on key dimensions of personality that predict the most compatible, highly successful, long-term relationships.
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closed 10/31/2017 via BNC Analysis

Jafco Co., Ltd., acquired Omicale Inc.

synopsis: JAFCO Co., Ltd. has announced that it has acquired the entire stake in Omicale Inc.(based in Okayama Prefecture). Omicale is a portal site for "marriage hunting" and matchmaking parties. Omicale has established itself as a leading portal providing information on over 30,000 "marriage hunting" and matchmaking parties for more than 150,000 members.
buyer: Jafco Co., Ltd.
JAFCO operates a series of funds to channel risk capital to start-ups in Japan, US, China, Taiwan, Korea, India, and Singapore. Targeting high-potential companies with innovative and creative management strategies, "
target: Omicale Inc.
Based in Japan, Omicale is a portal site for "marriage hunting" and matchmaking parties. Omicale has established itself as a leading portal providing information on over 30,000 "marriage hunting" and matchmaking parties for more than 150,000 members.
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closed 10/5/2016 via BNC Analysis

Elite Singles, acquired Attractive World

synopsis: EliteSingles owner Affinitas GmbH has announced the acquisition of French dating brand Attractive World. Launched in 2007, Attractive World is a relationship-focused dating site that utilises a peer-approved signup process, where only one in three applications are accepted by the community.
buyer parent: Affinitas DE GmbH
buyer: Elite Singles
EliteSingles is a partnership service designed and dedicated to help American singles looking for long-term commitment. Their intelligent matchmaking delivers compatible partner suggestions in line with personal search preferences. "
target: Attractive World
Launched in 2007, Attractive World is a relationship-focused dating site that utilises a peer-approved signup process, where only one in three applications are accepted by the community.
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closed 3/19/2014 via PR Web

PositiveSingles.com, acquired PositivesDating.com

synopsis: PositiveSingles.com, the online dating website for people who live with Herpes, HIV, HPV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STD), has announced that it has acquired the prominent STD dating website PositivesDating.com.
buyer: PositiveSingles.com
As the largest and most trusted online dating site for people living with Herpes, HPV, HIV / AIDS, Hepatitis, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis and other STDs, PositiveSingles.com is completely anonymous and cares about members’ privacy more than other sites. "
target: PositivesDating.com
PositivesDating.com is an online STD dating site and was launched in 2004 in U.S and had a history of almost ten years. Most members are from European countries and they joined in order to find new friends, soul mates or a match.
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closed 7/18/2011 via PR Newswire

FriendFinder Networks, Inc., acquired PerfectMatch.com

synopsis: FriendFinder Networks Inc., a leading internet and technology company providing services in the rapidly expanding markets of social networking and web-based video sharing, announced the acquisition of PerfectMatch.com, a leading online relationship service helping adults seeking successful, lasting connections.
buyer: FriendFinder Networks, Inc. (FFN:$346.00)
FriendFinder Networks Inc. is an internet-based social networking and technology company operating several of the most heavily visited websites in the world, including AdultFriendFinder.com, Amigos.com, AsiaFriendFinder.com, Cams.com, FriendFinder.com, BigChurch.com and SeniorFriendFinder.com. "
target: PerfectMatch.com
PerfectMatch.com is a leading online relationship service helping adults seeking successful, lasting connections. Unlike other dating sites, PerfectMatch uses its Duet® Compatibility System to find highly compatible matches and provides powerful search tools.
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closed 2/1/2007 via PR Newswire

Spark Networks plc, acquired HurryDate

synopsis: Spark Networks plc, one of the largest providers of online personals services in the United States, has acquired the assets of HurryDate, a leading online personals and singles events company.
buyer: Spark Networks plc (AMEX:LOV:$109.22)
As a leading provider of online personals services in the United States and internationally, Spark Networks helps people make connections and foster relationships. Our specialized Web sites aim to provide a safe and friendly meeting point for millions of singles each year. "
target: HurryDate
HurryDate is a fun new way to meet people. We bring together tons of singles, a cool bar, lots of drinks and a wild, anything-goes vibe to make each HurryDate party a total head-spinning blast. It's a great way to meet lots of new people, while avoiding the agonizing four-hour blind date gone bad.
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closed 5/8/2006 via Company Press Release

Associated Newspapers, acquired Allegran Limited

synopsis: Associated Newspapers, the national newspaper division of DMGT, announces that it has recently made two online acquisitions. Allegran has been acquired which operates a portfolio of dating web sites, catering for different segments within the UK market.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Associated Newspapers
Associated is the publisher of the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday, the Evening Standard, Metro, Ireland on Sunday and Loot. It is also responsible for overseeing and developing the Group’s consumer internet properties. "
target: Allegran Limited
Allegran Limited is the UK's leading online dating business. Allegran currently operate 5 web sites: LoopyLove.com, GirlsDateForFree.com, Pocado.com, DreamsDiscovered.com and DatingForParents.com.
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closed 5/8/2006 via PR Newswire

MingleMatch, Inc., acquired LdsSingles.com

synopsis: Spark Networks plc, a leading provider of online personals services, announced today that its subsidiary, MingleMatch(TM), Inc., has acquired the LDSSingles (http://www.ldssingles.com) business through an asset purchase.
buyer parent: Spark Networks plc
buyer: MingleMatch, Inc.
MingleMatch, Inc. manages and maintains demographically targeted singles communities online. With more than 20 niche online dating sites, over one million profiles of single men and women have been submitted. "
target: LdsSingles.com
Launched in 1996, LDSSingles was one of the first online personals communities and has grown to become one of the leading providers of online personals for the single Latter-day Saints community.
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closed 5/23/2005 via PR Newswire

Spark Networks plc, acquired MingleMatch, Inc.

synopsis: Spark Networks plc, a leading provider of online personals services, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of MingleMatch, Inc., a company that operates religious, ethnic, special interest and geographically targeted online singles communities.
buyer: Spark Networks plc (AMEX:LOV:$109.22)
As a leading provider of online personals services in the United States and internationally, Spark Networks helps people make connections and foster relationships. Our specialized Web sites aim to provide a safe and friendly meeting point for millions of singles each year. "
target: MingleMatch, Inc.
MingleMatch, Inc. manages and maintains demographically targeted singles communities online. With more than 20 niche online dating sites, over one million profiles of single men and women have been submitted.
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closed 5/21/2020 via BNC Analysis

Kollective Ventures, acquired Paktor

synopsis: Singapore-based advisory firm Kollective Ventures has completed its acquisition of Asian dating and networking app operator Paktor Group from Taiwan’s M17 Entertainment. The deal marks Kollective’s first foray into full buyouts, extending beyond minority equity investments.
buyer: Kollective Ventures
Kollective Ventures is a capital advisory and investment firm. They have raised funds for and/or invested in top technology companies and venture capital funds including SpaceX, M17 Group, Coffee Meets Bagel, Vertex Ventures and Monks Hill Ventures to name a few. "
target parent: M17 Entertainment Limited
target: Paktor
Paktor is the leading Asian social networking platform that's dedicated to bring singles together. Paktor emphasizes anonymity, locality, and usability for users. They find out who users like nearby and connect users with them.
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closed 2/8/2017 via BNC Analysis

Paktor, acquired Goodnight

synopsis: Paktor, the leading Asian social networking platform that's dedicated to bring singles together, has acquired Goodnight, the number one voice dating and social app in Taiwan that allows you to call someone during the evening hours. They have over 500,000 users.
buyer: Paktor
Paktor is the leading Asian social networking platform that's dedicated to bring singles together. Paktor emphasizes anonymity, locality, and usability for users. They find out who users like nearby and connect users with them. "
target: Goodnight
Goodnight is the number one voice dating and social app in Taiwan that allows you to call someone during the evening hours. They have over 500,000 users.
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closed 2/8/2017 via BNC Analysis

Paktor, acquired Groopify

synopsis: Paktor, the leading Asian social networking platform that's dedicated to bring singles together, has acquired Groopify, a leading social discovery platform that enables groups of friends to match up with compatible groups nearby and get curated recommendations of places/venues to meet at and cool things to do as a group.
buyer: Paktor
Paktor is the leading Asian social networking platform that's dedicated to bring singles together. Paktor emphasizes anonymity, locality, and usability for users. They find out who users like nearby and connect users with them. "
target: Groopify
Based in Madrid, Groopify is a leading social discovery platform that enables groups of friends to match up with compatible groups nearby and get curated recommendations of places/venues to meet at and cool things to do as a group.
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closed 1/23/2017 via BNC Analysis

Paktor, acquired Down

synopsis: The Singaporean dating app Paktor has acquired Down, a San Francisco-based online dating company that brought sex to the forefront of its sales pitch.
buyer: Paktor
Paktor is the leading Asian social networking platform that's dedicated to bring singles together. Paktor emphasizes anonymity, locality, and usability for users. They find out who users like nearby and connect users with them. "
target: Down
Down is a San Francisco-based online dating company that brought sex to the forefront of its sales pitch. Down uses social apps to help people strengthen relationships in the offline world through honest interactions.
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closed 2/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

Riverdale Avenue Books, acquired Circlet Press

synopsis: Independent publisher Riverdale Avenue Books has acquired all the assets of Circlet Press, an independent small press focused on science-fiction and fantasy works with sex-positive erotic themes. The acquisition includes more than 170 titles. Circlet Press was founded in 1992 by writer, editor, and sex-positive activist Cecilia Tan.
buyer: Riverdale Avenue Books
Riverdale Avenue Books was founded by Lori Perkins in 2012. The house publishes in print and e-book formats via 13 imprints in the categories of erotica and erotic romance, memoir, LGBTQ, horror, mystery and thriller, science-fiction and fantasy, and sports and gaming. "
target: Circlet Press
Circlet Press has been publishing erotic science fiction and fantasy books and literature since 1992. Their authors have included award-winning folks like Francesca Lia Block, Lawrence Schimel, Nancy Kilpatrick, Thomas S. Roche, Maryann Mohanraj, M. Christian, and many more.
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closed 4/1/2016 via BNC Analysis

Portland TV, acquired Portland TV

synopsis: Northern and Shell, a British publishing and television group, has announced the sale of Portland TV, a leader in pay per view and subscription TV services, for less than £1m as part of a management buy-out deal. Portland TV, founded in 1995, runs five adult broadcast channels across Sky, Freeview and Virgin Media.
buyer: Portland TV
Portland TV is a leader in pay per view and subscription TV services. Portland TV has three main business divisions across three sites – running 17 UK broadcast channels, creating and producing over 120 adverts a year and providing broadcast infrastructure to third party channels. "
target parent: Northern & Shell Network Ltd.
target: Portland TV
Portland TV is a leader in pay per view and subscription TV services. Portland TV has three main business divisions across three sites – running 17 UK broadcast channels, creating and producing over 120 adverts a year and providing broadcast infrastructure to third party channels.
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announced 10/15/2012 via BNC Analysis

Hustler TV, will acquire New Frontier Media, Inc.

synopsis: New Frontier Media, Inc., a leading provider of transactional television services and distributor of general motion picture entertainment, announced that the Company has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by LFP Broadcasting, LLC (dba Hustler TV).
buyer parent: LFP, Inc.
buyer: Hustler TV
Hustler TV, available in over 52 countries, brings the top performing movies from some of the best adult film studios exclusively to pay per view and video on demand. Cross promotional opportunities within the numerous Hustler properties help to ensure some of the highest buy rates in the industry. "
target: New Frontier Media, Inc. (NOOF:$40.78)
New Frontier Media, Inc. is a leader in transactional television as well as general motion picture entertainment. The Company delivers transactional adult-themed pay-per-view networks to cable and satellite operators across the United States.
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