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closed 4/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

WarnerMedia, acquired The Widget Company

synopsis: WarnerMedia, through its subsidiary Turner Broadcasting System Europe, has acquired The Widget Co. (TWC), a Dutch technology provider, as it continues its shift to streaming. TWC puts users at the center of a "TV Everywhere world," developing tech solutions across connected TVs, game consoles, set-top boxes, and mobile apps.
buyer parent: AT&T
buyer: WarnerMedia (NYSE:TWX:$31,532.00)
WarnerMedia is a leading media, advertising, and entertainment company that creates and distributes premium and popular content from a diverse array of talented storytellers and journalists to global audiences through its consumer brands including: HBO, Warner Bros., TNT, TBS, CNN, truTV and others."
target: The Widget Company
Amsterdam-based The Widget Company (TWC) is a digital agency in the field of next-generation TV. TWC specializes in multiscreen app strategy, concept, design and development, creating custom live & on-demand video applications for Smart TVs, game consoles, media players, and other connected devices.
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closed 4/27/2020 via PR Newswire

Syndigo LLC, acquired Kwikee

synopsis: Syndigo, a leading SaaS product information and syndication company, announced the acquisition of Kwikee, a management and distribution platform for branded product content, from sgsco. Kwikee's approach to branded product content utilizes their single-source-of-truth technology platform.
buyer parent: The Jordan Company
buyer: Syndigo LLC
Syndigo is a leading SaaS product information and syndication company that enables commerce by supporting the efficient transfer of information in brands, retailers and their customers. The company provides descriptive product and nutritional information, images and other digital media. "
target parent: Onex Corporation
target: Kwikee
Kwikee provides an end-to-end solution for the creation, management and distribution of brand assets and content. Their better, faster, leaner approach to branded product content utilizes their single-source-of-truth technology platform.
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announced 5/29/2019 via PR Newswire

Regent Pacific Group Limited, will acquire Yooya

synopsis: Regent Pacific Group, a specialist healthcare, wellness and life sciences investment group, has signed a non-legally binding offer letter to acquire Entertainment Direct Asia ("Yooya"). Yooya is a content-driven e-commerce platform that is the first to focus on cannabidiol (CBD) infused products designed to awaken the body's natural healing system.
buyer: Regent Pacific Group Limited (SEHK:575:($0.57))
Regent Pacific is a diversified investment group based in Hong Kong currently holding various corporate and strategic investments focusing on the healthcare, wellness and life sciences sectors. "
target parent: DFR Asia
target: Yooya
Yooya is a content-driven e-commerce platform that is reshaping the way that brands connect with Chinese consumers. Yooya is the first to focus on cannabidiol (CBD) infused products, which are designed to awaken the body's natural healing system and promote better health and sleep.
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$15
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closed 5/22/2019 via BNC Analysis

Webedia SAS, acquired Quill Content Limited

synopsis: Webedia, a global media and technology company, has acquired Quill, the UK’s multi-language ecommerce content production leader. Quill produces quality digital content for businesses to use on their websites and social media.
buyer parent: Fimalac SA
buyer: Webedia SAS
Webedia is a global media and technology company, specialized in the recreation and entertainment industries. Webedia targets a passionate audience by building a global network of unique talents, media brands, events and services within the entertainment and recreation industries. "
target: Quill Content Limited
Quill is the UK’s multi-language ecommerce content production leader. Quill produces quality digital content for businesses to use on their websites and social media. Their content enables businesses to convert browsers into buyers, driving revenue and profit by improving SEO and conversions.
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closed 2/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

NexTech AR Solutions Corp., acquired Hoot

synopsis: Canada's NexTech AR Solutions announced it has acquired Hoot, a major player in the 2D to 3D photography software industry. Hoot provides 3D and 360-degree product photography and spin and zoom technology to online retailers to boost sales and increase customer engagement.
buyer: NexTech AR Solutions Corp. (CNSX:NTAR:$8.40)
NexTech AR Solutions is a Canadian company that is bringing Augmented Reality to several industries including; cannabis industry, eCommerce, education, training, and video conference technology. "
target: Hoot
Hoot creates 3D and 360 degree product photography to help increase trust and sales for online retailers. Hoot bridges the gap between online shopping and in-store experience with rich visuals that allow shoppers to engage with the products.
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closed 2/26/2019 via BNC Analysis

Icecat NV, acquired Testseek

synopsis: Icecat, a worldwide publisher of ecommerce statistics and product content syndicator, has acquired Testseek, a global provider of review solutions for brands, e-retailers and other eCommerce related online portals. Testseek's Live and XML API provides their clients with unbiased product review content which fits naturally into their product pages.
buyer: Icecat NV
Icecat NV is an independent worldwide publisher of ecommerce statistics and product content syndicator. The Icecat catalog includes 4.2 million product data-sheets in 47 world languages. Icecat analyzes the performance of more than 18,000 brands. "
target: Testseek
Testseek is a global provider of review solutions for brands, e-retailers and other eCommerce related online portals. Testseek's Live and XML API provides their clients with unbiased product review content which fits naturally into their product pages.
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closed 3/19/2018 via BusinessWire

Industrial Color Studios, acquired Invodo, Inc.

synopsis: Invodo, a video content production company specializing in high-quality, scalable video for brands and retailers, has been sold to Industrial Color Studios, a digital commerce company offering solutions for digital marketers and a portfolio company of Frontenac Company. Invodo shoots product-centric videos for use across the digital marketing mix.
buyer parent: Frontenac Company LLC
buyer: Industrial Color Studios
Industrial Color Studios and its group of content production companies is an industry-leading visual content production company with integrated offerings designed to support marketers, brands, agencies, and the wider production industry with resources for today’s digital commerce marketplace. "
target parent: S3 Ventures
target: Invodo, Inc.
Invodo, Inc. is the industry-leading video content production company specializing in high-quality, scalable video for brands and retailers. A pioneer in eCommerce video, Invodo has a decade of experience shooting tens of thousands of product-centric videos for use across the digital marketing mix.
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closed 12/10/2013 via PR Web

CrowdSource, acquired Servio

synopsis: CrowdSource has completed the acquisition of San Francisco-based Servio. This acquisition of a key competitor strengthens CrowdSource’s client portfolio, increases the size of its workforce and expands its solutions. Servio optimizes Content and Data for brands to increase traffic and improve on-site conversion.
buyer parent: Highland Capital Partners
buyer: CrowdSource
CrowdSource is the industry leader in a multi-billion dollar market, providing clients with on-demand access to a scalable workforce. CrowdSource specializes in content solutions for Fortune 500 online retailers, publishers and media companies. "
target: Servio
Servio optimizes Content and Data for brands to increase traffic and improve on-site conversion. Servio helps the world’s largest eCommerce retailers grow traffic and increase conversion by solving some of the hardest high-scale content marketing problems on the web.
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closed 12/11/2013 via BusinessWire

Square 2 Marketing, acquired FullQuota

synopsis: Square 2 Marketing, an inbound marketing agency in the United States, announced it has acquired FullQuota, a HubSpot Gold Partner and content marketing agency for technology companies located in the U.S. and Canada.
buyer: Square 2 Marketing
Square 2 Marketing is a full-service inbound marketing agency designed to get clients leads. They specialize in helping clients in all industries, but offer specialized experience in professional services, healthcare, technology, business services, manufacturing, distribution and financial services."
target: FullQuota
FullQuota is a content marketing agency for technology companies. They offer turnkey inbound marketing programs engineered to help ISVs, VARs, and professional services firms generate website traffic and ensure their products and services get found online.
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closed 9/3/2013 via PR Newswire

RRsat Global Communications Network Ltd., acquired JCA

synopsis: RRsat Global Communications Network Ltd., a leading provider of comprehensive digital content management and global content distribution services to the television and radio broadcasting industry, announced the acquisition of JCA, a London-based provider of content management services.
buyer: RRsat Global Communications Network Ltd. (RRM:$145.44)
RRsat Global Communications Network Ltd. provides global, end-to-end, content management and distribution services to the rapidly expanding television and radio broadcasting industries, covering more than 150 countries. "
target: JCA
JCA is a digital services specialist offering both video and digital TV and film packages to the media industry. Services include film restoration, video servicing and encoding / transcoding as well as an end-to-end digital asset management platform servicing file-based needs.
price ($mm)
$9.00
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$10
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1.4x
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closed 4/28/2020 via PR Newswire

VaynerX, acquired Lucid Fusion, Inc.

synopsis: VaynerX has announced the launch of VaynerCommerce following its acquisition of Lucid Fusion, a leading e-commerce, engineering, and design company. The new entity will combine Lucid Fusion's deep e-commerce knowledge with VaynerX's unique approach to growing brands in order to help companies build sustainable e-commerce businesses.
buyer: VaynerX
VaynerX is a global modern-day marketing and communications company. Subsidiaries include VaynerMedia, VaynerProductions, The Sasha Group, Gallery Media Group, VaynerCommerce, Tracer and VaynerSpeakers. "
target: Lucid Fusion, Inc.
Lucid Fusion is an e-commerce firm that enables businesses to better connect their brands with their customers. Lucid Fusion's team of specialist help companies build or revamp their e-commerce store, optimize conversions, strengthen brand equity, and implement Shopify Plus into their online stores.
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closed 9/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Convert Digital, acquired Convert Digital

synopsis: Convert Digital has been acquired by partners Andrew Waite, Adam Littlechild and Luke Anderson. Convert Digital provide commerce solutions for an ever-changing digital landscape. Website design and development, online business strategy, conversion optimization and Magento solutions architecture are their chosen disciplines.
buyer: Convert Digital
Andrew Waite, Adam Littlechild and Luke Anderson are partners at Australia-based Convert Digital, a company that provides commerce solutions for an ever-changing digital landscape. "
target: Convert Digital
Convert Digital provide commerce solutions for an ever-changing digital landscape. Website design and development, online business strategy, conversion optimization and Magento solutions architecture are their chosen disciplines.
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closed 5/3/2019 via PR Newswire

Overdose Digital, acquired 5xThinking

synopsis: Digital commerce accelerator Overdose Digital announced the acquisition of 5xThinking, an eCommerce agency advising and implementing strategies for luxury and retail clients on all things digital. They are based in London and NYC.
buyer: Overdose Digital
Overdose Digital is a leading high growth full service agency, with an acute focus on Commerce & Conversion. They specialize in delivering Strategy, Execution and Activation of bespoke solutions aligned to delivering fiscal business outcomes. They are based in New Zealand. "
target: 5xThinking
5xThinking is an eCommerce agency advising and implementing strategies for luxury and retail clients on all things digital. They are based in London and NYC.
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closed 11/7/2018 via BNC Analysis

Venture Stream, acquired Flow Digital

synopsis: Venture Stream, a full-service digital marketing and e-commerce consultancy, has acquired Flow Digital, a company that delivers web design & development, e-commerce and digital marketing projects that yield measurable results.
buyer: Venture Stream
Based in Great Britain, Venture Stream is a full-service digital marketing and e-commerce consultancy. They are passionate about helping clients thrive in e-commerce and digital marketing, offering expert consulting on strategy, marketing, technology, and design. "
target: Flow Digital
Based in the UK. Flow Digital delivers web design & development, e-commerce and digital marketing projects that yield measurable results. They equip ambitious brands with the tools and knowledge they need to unlock their digital potential, and provide ongoing support that maximizes growth.
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closed 11/7/2018 via BNC Analysis

Bounteous, acquired Demac Media

synopsis: Bounteous, a digital marketing company, has acquired Demac Media, an eCommerce agency that creates eCommerce solutions for their merchants. Their company doesn't dabble in any other form of design or development. they're 100% focused on eCommerce and it is because of this focus that they are now a recognized industry leader.
buyer: Bounteous
Bounteous is a digital marketing company that built their business on pillars of integrity, discipline, and excellence. Everything they do is designed to optimize that their flow of data, insights, and interactions so that they create digital solutions that drive growth for their clients. "
target: Demac Media
From day one, Demac Media's mission has been to simply create amazing eCommerce solutions for their merchants. Their company doesn't dabble in any other form of design or development. they're 100% focused on eCommerce and it is because of this focus that they are now a recognized industry leader.
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announced 10/1/2018 via Company Press Release

Digivate will be merged with Energy House Digital,

synopsis: Energy House Digital, specialists on digital marketing and production, will be merging with Digivate and Neuro Web Marketing. Digivate is a full service ROI focussed ecommerce and digital marketing agency and Neuro Web Marketing is a digital agency that specializes in Conversion Rate Optimization, User Experience Optimization, and SEO.
buyer: Energy House Digital
Based in the UK, Energy House Digital are digital specialists focused entirely on digital marketing and production. They aim to be less of an agency and more of a partner to plug in their digital expertise and help make businesses even more successful. "
target: Digivate
Digivate is a full service ROI focussed ecommerce and digital marketing agency based in Covent Garden, GB. Neuro Web Marketing is a boutique digital agency that specializes in Conversion Rate Optimization, User Experience Optimization with a psychology twist, and Search Engine Optimization.
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closed 9/6/2018 via PR Newswire

EliteSEM Inc., acquired CPC Strategy

synopsis: Elite SEM, an award-winning digital marketing agency founded on Search and focused on holistic performance-driven digital marketing, has acquired CPC Strategy, a retail-focused digital marketing agency. CPC Strategy executes on ad strategy and management for retailers and brands on Amazon, Google, and other advertising channels.
buyer: EliteSEM Inc.
Elite SEM is an award-winning digital marketing agency. Elite's expertise spans Paid Search, SEO, Shopping & Feed, Paid Social, Display Advertising, Amazon & Marketplaces, Affiliate Marketing, Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO), CRM, Email Marketing, and Creative Services. "
target: CPC Strategy
CPC Strategy is a retail-focused digital marketing agency that specializes in driving performance growth on the channels that directly impact a retailer's digital bottom line. CPC executes on ad strategy and management for retailers and brands on Amazon, Google, and other advertising channels.
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closed 6/27/2018 via BNC Analysis

121 Group, acquired Search Insights Pty. Ltd.

synopsis: Independent e-commerce digital marketing agency Search Insights has been acquired by 121 Group, a private Melbourne based holding group of companies in the digital solutions space. 121 Group says the move to acquire Search Insights is part of its strategy to deepen its service offering to its existing client base of 1358 businesses.
buyer: 121 Group
121 Group is a Melbourne-based private holding group of companies in the digital solutions space. The founding principles of 121 Group lie in building personal 1-to-1 relationships with everyone, whether through partnerships, acquisitions or client relations. "
target: Search Insights Pty. Ltd.
Search Insights enables brands to more effectively find their customers, as well as create, manage, optimize and amplify digital marketing channels to drive ROI. As an independent and boutique agency, Search Insights provides each client with bespoke and unparalleled strategy and execution.
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closed 4/11/2018 via BNC Analysis

Jan Kelley Advertising, acquired Rainforest Digital

synopsis: Burlington B2B-focused agency Jan Kelley Advertising has acquired Rainforest Digital. Based in Ontario, Canada, Rainforest Digital is a digital marketing agency that specializes in Amazon advertising solutions, including AMS services. Rainforest also offers services in social, organic and paid search, analytics and digital strategy.
buyer: Jan Kelley Advertising
Jan Kelley Advertising is a B2B-focused agency that offers marketing services that range from strategy and creative to media and analytics. They deliver the right message to the right people at the right time through continuous tracking, analyzing and optimizing. "
target: Rainforest Digital
Based in Ontario, Canada, Rainforest Digital is a digital marketing agency that specializes in Amazon advertising solutions, including Amazon Marketing Services. Rainforest also offers services in social, organic and paid search, analytics and digital strategy.
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announced 2/22/2018 via PR Web

Visiture, will acquire ExpandLab, LLC

synopsis: Visiture, an eCommerce marketing agency, announced they have entered into a definitive agreement to acquire ExpandLab, an eCommerce design and development agency based in Atlanta, Georgia. ExpandLab has solidified itself as a resource for helping retailers overcome the complexity of omnichannel retail and selling online.
buyer: Visiture
Visiture is an eCommerce marketing agency focused on helping online merchants acquire more customers through the use of search engines, social media platforms, marketplaces, and their online storefronts. "
target: ExpandLab, LLC
ExpandLab is a hands on eCommerce design and development agency. ExpandLab has set a new standard for launching e-commerce stores by providing best-in-class technology, strategic services, and thought leadership to help retailers master the complexity of connecting efficiently with consumers.
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closed 4/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

WarnerMedia, acquired The Widget Company

synopsis: WarnerMedia, through its subsidiary Turner Broadcasting System Europe, has acquired The Widget Co. (TWC), a Dutch technology provider, as it continues its shift to streaming. TWC puts users at the center of a "TV Everywhere world," developing tech solutions across connected TVs, game consoles, set-top boxes, and mobile apps.
buyer parent: AT&T
buyer: WarnerMedia (NYSE:TWX:$31,532.00)
WarnerMedia is a leading media, advertising, and entertainment company that creates and distributes premium and popular content from a diverse array of talented storytellers and journalists to global audiences through its consumer brands including: HBO, Warner Bros., TNT, TBS, CNN, truTV and others."
target: The Widget Company
Amsterdam-based The Widget Company (TWC) is a digital agency in the field of next-generation TV. TWC specializes in multiscreen app strategy, concept, design and development, creating custom live & on-demand video applications for Smart TVs, game consoles, media players, and other connected devices.
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closed 5/5/2020 via BusinessWire

WarnerMedia, purchased Spanish-Speaking HBO-Branded Services from Ole Communications

synopsis: WarnerMedia has finalized its acquisition of Ole Communications’ minority stakes in both HBO Ole Partners and HBO Brasil Partners, the joint ventures between WarnerMedia and Ole Communications, and now owns 100% of all HBO, Cinemax and HBO Go services in Spanish-speaking Latin America and Caribbean, as well as in Brazil.
buyer parent: AT&T
buyer: WarnerMedia (NYSE:TWX:$31,532.00)
WarnerMedia is a leading media, advertising, and entertainment company that creates and distributes premium and popular content from a diverse array of talented storytellers and journalists to global audiences through its consumer brands including: HBO, Warner Bros., TNT, TBS, CNN, truTV and others."
seller: Ole Communications
Ole Communications is an international multi-media company and a pioneer in the Latin American Pay TV industry. The company is a founding partner of the joint ventures HBO Latin America Group, A+E Networks Latin America and NBCUniversal International Networks Spanish Latin America.
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closed 4/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

WarnerMedia, acquired The Widget Company

synopsis: WarnerMedia, through its subsidiary Turner Broadcasting System Europe, has acquired The Widget Co. (TWC), a Dutch technology provider, as it continues its shift to streaming. TWC puts users at the center of a "TV Everywhere world," developing tech solutions across connected TVs, game consoles, set-top boxes, and mobile apps.
buyer parent: AT&T
buyer: WarnerMedia (NYSE:TWX:$31,532.00)
WarnerMedia is a leading media, advertising, and entertainment company that creates and distributes premium and popular content from a diverse array of talented storytellers and journalists to global audiences through its consumer brands including: HBO, Warner Bros., TNT, TBS, CNN, truTV and others."
target: The Widget Company
Amsterdam-based The Widget Company (TWC) is a digital agency in the field of next-generation TV. TWC specializes in multiscreen app strategy, concept, design and development, creating custom live & on-demand video applications for Smart TVs, game consoles, media players, and other connected devices.
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closed 8/7/2018 via BusinessWire

WarnerMedia, acquired Otter Media

synopsis: AT&T has acquired The Chernin Group’s controlling interest in Otter Media, the joint venture between the two companies. Otter Media, a leading subscription, advertising and content company, comprises wholly-owned subsidiaries Ellation, Crunchyroll and VRV, Fullscreen, and Rooster Teeth. Otter Media will be a part of AT&T’s WarnerMedia unit.
buyer parent: AT&T
buyer: WarnerMedia (NYSE:TWX:$31,532.00)
WarnerMedia is comprised of HBO, Turner and Warner Bros. Together, these business units are leaders in the industry in creating premium content, operate one of the world’s largest TV and film studios and own a vast library of entertainment. WarnerMedia is one of four distinct business units of AT&T."
target parent: The Chernin Group
target: Otter Media
Otter Media, a leading subscription, advertising and content company, comprises wholly-owned subsidiaries Ellation, an online subscription video service provider, with offerings under the Crunchyroll and VRV brands, as well as a full-service digital media company, Fullscreen, and Rooster Teeth.
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announced 2/23/2017 via Wall Street Journal

Meredith Corporation, will acquire Peachtree TV

synopsis: Time Warner Inc. agreed to sell its Atlanta television station, Peachtree TV (WPCH-TV), to Meredith Corp, removing a significant factor that could have prompted the Federal Communications Commission to review Time Warner's sale to AT&T Inc. Peachtree TV broadcasts hit movies every day and a variety of comedies during the week.
buyer: Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP:$3,139.30)
Meredith Corp is the leading media and marketing company serving American women. Meredith combines well-known national brands - including Better Homes and Gardens, Parents, Ladies' Home Journal, Family Circle, Fitness and More - with local television brands in fast growing markets. "
target parent: Time Warner, Inc.
target: Peachtree TV
Peachtree TV broadcasts hit movies every day and a variety of comedies during the week, including The Office, Community, The King of Queens, Modern Family, The Big Bang Theory and Seinfeld. The station also airs two animated hits: Family Guy and American Dad.
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$70
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closed 2/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

Sony Pictures Television, Inc., acquired truTV UK

synopsis: Sony Pictures Television, an American television production and distribution studio, has acquired British channel truTV, a larger-than-life entertainment channel that enthrals, engages and amuses with a mix of original, revealing and entertaining programs including Hardcore Pawn: Chicago, Container Wars, South Beach Tow and Ink Master.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Pictures Television, Inc.
Sony Pictures Television, Inc. produces and distributes programming, including series, telefilms, theatrical releases, and family entertainment on various platforms, such as broadcast and cable, first-run and off-network syndication, and digital distribution. "
target parent: Time Warner, Inc.
target: truTV UK
truTV is a larger-than-life British television entertainment channel that enthrals, engages and amuses with a mix of original, revealing and entertaining programs including Hardcore Pawn: Chicago, Container Wars, South Beach Tow and Ink Master.
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closed 2/8/2017 via BusinessWire

TT Games Group, acquired Playdemic

synopsis: TT Games has acquired the UK-based Playdemic, one of Europe’s highest-regarded mobile games companies. Playdemic will stand alongside TT Games studios, Traveller’s Tales and TT Fusion, creating new LEGO games designed and built for the latest generation of players on mobile. Playdemic focuses on creating innovative, meaningful mobile games.
buyer parent: Time Warner, Inc.
buyer: TT Games Group
TT Games is the combined publishing and development group behind the hit games LEGO® Star Wars™, LEGO® Batman™: The Videogame, LEGO® Marvel Super Heroes and The LEGO® Movie Videogame. TT Games has a distinctive focus on console, handheld, mobile and PC games of the highest quality. "
target parent: RockYou
target: Playdemic
Founded in 2010, Playdemic is one of Europe's leading mobile games companies. Based just outside Manchester in the UK, they focus on creating innovative, meaningful mobile games that engage and delight players. Their mission is to surprise players with games that exceed their expectations.
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announced 11/28/2016 via New York Times

CNN Worldwide, will acquire Beme

synopsis: CNN has agreed to acquire the technology and talent behind Beme, the social media app built and started by YouTuber Vlogger Casey Neistat and Matt Hackett, a former vice president of engineering at Tumblr. Beme’s 12 employees will join CNN as part of the deal, the terms of which were not publicly disclosed.
buyer parent: Time Warner, Inc.
buyer: CNN Worldwide
CNN Worldwide is the most trusted source for news and information. Its reach extends to nine cable and satellite television networks; one private place-based network; two radio networks; mobile applications and websites around the world; and more. "
target: Beme
Beme was intended to be a social sharing application that Co-Founder and Youtube Vlogger, Casey Neistat, described as “more authentic,” a way of putting four-second bursts of video out into the social sphere without giving users the ability to edit or tweak the content.
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announced 11/17/2016 via BNC Analysis

Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., will acquire Machinima

synopsis: Warner Bros. is buying Machinima, giving the company better access to gamers and comic fans. Machinima’s online network features programming focused on classic geek franchises like Mortal Kombat, Street Fighter, and the DC Universe. Machinima has a sizable online presence, with more than 12 million subscribers on YouTube and over 220,000 on Twitch.
buyer parent: Time Warner, Inc.
buyer: Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. is a fully integrated, broad-based entertainment company and a global leader in the creation, production, distribution, licensing and marketing of all forms of entertainment and their related businesses. "
target: Machinima
Machinima is the most notorious purveyor and cultivator of fandom and gamer culture. The first Many2Many programing service (M2M), they create, curate and celebrate the best fandom and gamer content across multiple video platforms.
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closed 6/14/2018 via BusinessWire

AT&T, acquired Time Warner, Inc.

synopsis: AT&T, one of the country's largest providers of wireless phone and Internet service, has completed the acquisition of Time Warner, Inc., a global leader in media and entertainment with businesses in television networks, filmed entertainment, publishing and interactive services.
buyer: AT&T (T:$179,145.00)
AT&T Inc. helps millions around the globe connect with leading entertainment, mobile, high-speed Internet and voice services. They’re the world’s largest provider of pay TV. They offer the best global coverage of any U.S. wireless provider. "
target: Time Warner, Inc. (NYSE:TWX:$31,532.00)
Time Warner Inc., a global leader in media and entertainment with businesses in television networks, filmed entertainment, publishing and interactive services, uses its industry-leading operating scale and brands to create, package and deliver high-quality content worldwide.
price ($mm)[EV]
$83,073 [$105,266]
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$28,506
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$7,916
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13.5x
closed 2/23/2016 via BusinessWire

Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., acquired DramaFever

synopsis: Warner Bros., a Time Warner Company, has signed an agreement to acquire DramaFever, a U.S.-based company that operates subscription and on-demand video services, including its flagship DramaFever channel, which offers hundreds of Korean television and film dramas.
buyer parent: Time Warner, Inc.
buyer: Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. is a fully integrated, broad-based entertainment company and a global leader in the creation, production, distribution, licensing and marketing of all forms of entertainment and their related businesses. "
target parent: Softbank Corporation
target: DramaFever
DramaFever is a U.S.-based company that operates subscription and on-demand video services, including its flagship DramaFever channel, which offers hundreds of Korean television and film dramas, as well as programming from other countries, to subscribers in the U.S. and around the world.
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announced 2/17/2016 via BusinessWire

Fandango, will acquire Flixster, Inc.

synopsis: Fandango, the nation’s leading digital platform serving consumers across the entire movie lifecycle, announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Flixster and Rotten Tomatoes, which includes the world famous professional movie critic rating tool, the Tomatometer™, from Warner Bros. Entertainment.
buyer parent: Comcast Corporation
buyer: Fandango
Fandango, the nation's leading moviegoer destination and a unit of NBCUniversal, sells tickets to more than 25,000 screens nationwide. Fandango provides consumers with reviews, celebrity interviews and trailers, and lets customers buy movie tickets in advance. "
target parent: Time Warner, Inc.
target: Flixster, Inc.
Flixster is a leading website and mobile app for discovering movies, with more than 50 million app installs. Known as a highly trusted measurement of quality, Rotten Tomatoes is the most popular online aggregator of theatrical and in-home movie and TV reviews from professional critics and fans.
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closed 8/14/2015 via Wall Street Journal

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., acquired iStreamPlanet Co.

synopsis: Time Warner Inc.’s Turner Broadcasting cable unit has acquired a majority stake in online video specialist iStreamPlanet, as the company looks to bulk up on technology that powers Web TV. iStreamPlanet specializes in live and traditional TV delivery over the Internet.
buyer parent: Time Warner, Inc.
buyer: Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
Turner Broadcasting creates and programs branded news; entertainment; animation and young adult; and sports media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Turner is a Time Warner Company. "
target: iStreamPlanet Co.
iStreamPlanet, the leader in live, simplifies live video streaming to multiple screens. iStreamPlanet is changing the way live streaming is done with the launch of Aventus, a cloud and software-based, live video streaming solution for premium content providers.
price ($mm)
$200
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/2/2014 via BusinessWire

Time Inc., acquired Cozi Inc

synopsis: Time Inc., one of the largest media companies in the world, announced that it has acquired Cozi Inc., a Seattle-based technology company with a leading portfolio of mobile and digital family organizing tools.
buyer parent: Time Warner, Inc.
buyer: Time Inc. (NYSE:TIME:$2,884.00)
Time Inc. is one of the largest content companies in the world. With a portfolio of 22 U.S. magazines and 26 U.S. Web sites, including some of the world's most popular, powerful and trusted brands, it is the largest magazine publisher in the U.S., and a leading publisher in the U.K. and Mexico. "
target: Cozi Inc
Cozi Inc. is a Seattle-based technology company with a leading portfolio of mobile and digital family organizing tools. Cozi is a free online organizer that helps families manage crazy schedules, track shopping lists and to do lists, organize household chores and stay in communication.
price ($mm)
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announced 2/11/2014 via PR Newswire

Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., will acquire Eyeworks Holding

synopsis: Warner Bros. Television Group announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire all Eyeworks' businesses outside the US. Eyeworks is a major international independent producer and distributor of scripted and non-scripted content across a range of genres.
buyer parent: Time Warner, Inc.
buyer: Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. is a fully integrated, broad-based entertainment company and a global leader in the creation, production, distribution, licensing and marketing of all forms of entertainment and their related businesses. "
target: Eyeworks Holding
Founded in The Netherlands in 2001, Eyeworks is a major international independent producer and distributor of scripted and non-scripted content across a range of genres, including entertainment, drama and film, which airs in more than 150 countries worldwide.
price ($mm)
$273
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 10/1/2013 via BusinessWire

Time Inc., acquired American Express Publishing

synopsis: Time Inc., one of the largest content companies in the world, has acquired American Express Publishing Corporation. American Express Publishing, with brands including Travel + Leisure and Food & Wine, has become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Time Inc.
buyer parent: Time Warner, Inc.
buyer: Time Inc. (NYSE:TIME:$2,884.00)
Time Inc. is one of the largest content companies in the world. With a portfolio of 22 U.S. magazines and 26 U.S. Web sites, including some of the world's most popular, powerful and trusted brands, it is the largest magazine publisher in the U.S., and a leading publisher in the U.K. and Mexico. "
target parent: American Express Company
target: American Express Publishing
American Express Publishing Corporation produces authoritative lifestyle content that empowers affluent, primed consumers and the businesses that serve them. Their current publications include Travel + Leisure, Food & Wine, Departures, Executive Travel, and Black Ink.
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closed 11/7/2012 via BNC Analysis

Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden, acquired De Lane Lea

synopsis: Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden, the Hollywood studio’s UK base, has picked up post-production house De Lane Lea in a deal that will expand its offer to in-house productions and external clients.
buyer parent: Time Warner, Inc.
buyer: Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden
Warner Bros Studios Leavesden is one of the largest studio production facilities in Europe and secures the future of over a third of the dedicated major feature film production stage space in the UK whilst helping to further position the country as a centre of filmmaking excellence. "
target: De Lane Lea
De Lane Lea is Europe’s premiere post production facility.Based in Soho, London.
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closed 8/6/2012 via Reuters

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., acquired Bleacher Report, Inc.

synopsis: Time Warner Inc said its Turner Broadcasting unit has bought sports website the Bleacher Report to bulk up the media company's Internet sports presence, which includes websites such as NASCAR.com and NCAA.com. Bleacher Report helps sports fans follow the teams and topics they care about.
buyer parent: Time Warner, Inc.
buyer: Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world. "
target: Bleacher Report, Inc.
Bleacher Report helps sports fans follow the teams and topics they care about. Its dynamic contributor community specializes in reader-friendly coverage of real-time news stories, producing upwards of 1,000 original daily content items in entertaining multimedia formats.
price ($mm)
$200
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 7/20/2012 via Company Press Release

Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., acquired Alloy Entertainment

synopsis: Time Warner Inc's Warner Bros. Television Group has purchased Alloy Entertainment, the producer of "Gossip Girl" and other youth-oriented shows. Alloy Entertainment a leading producer of youth-oriented content for books, television, film and digital online series.
buyer parent: Time Warner, Inc.
buyer: Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
The Warner Bros. Television Group oversees and grows the entire portfolio of Warner Bros.’ television businesses, including worldwide production, traditional and digital distribution, and broadcasting. "
target parent: ZelnickMedia Corp.
target: Alloy Entertainment
Alloy Entertainment is the producer of "Gossip Girl" and other youth-oriented television shows, films and books. Among the book series produced by the company are The Vampire Diaries, Gossip Girl, The Clique, The A-List, Pretty Little Liars, Private, The Nine Lives of Chloe King.
price ($mm)
$5.00
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 9/8/2011 via PR Newswire

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., acquired LazyTown

synopsis: Turner Broadcasting System Europe, home to kids' brands including Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Cartoonito, announced its acquisition of Latibaer, the Icelandic entity which owns and operates the LazyTown brand. LazyTown is a children's entertainment brand dedicated to promoting health and wellbeing in a fun way.
buyer parent: Time Warner, Inc.
buyer: Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world. "
target: LazyTown
Latibaer is the Icelandic entity which owns and operates the LazyTown brand. LazyTown is a children's entertainment and lifestyle brand with internationally acclaimed TV show, Live Theatre shows, Radio Station, Music, Publishing, DVD, Apparel and more than 6000 SKUs of merchandise.
price ($mm)
$25
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 8/30/2011 via Market Wire

CNN Worldwide, acquired Zite

synopsis: CNN has acquired technology company Zite, a news app for the iPad that gives users a personalized magazine-like experience. Zite surfaces content to users that they will find most interesting from a variety of sources across the Web by learning users' preferences and getting smarter as it's used.
buyer parent: Time Warner, Inc.
buyer: CNN Worldwide
CNN Worldwide is the most trusted source for news and information. Its reach extends to nine cable and satellite television networks; one private place-based network; two radio networks; mobile applications and websites around the world; and more. "
target: Zite
Zite is a free, personalized iPad magazine that understands what you like and gets smarter as you use it. The application learns as you use it to bring you the articles you will find most interesting from a variety of sources across the web.
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closed 4/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

WarnerMedia, acquired The Widget Company

synopsis: WarnerMedia, through its subsidiary Turner Broadcasting System Europe, has acquired The Widget Co. (TWC), a Dutch technology provider, as it continues its shift to streaming. TWC puts users at the center of a "TV Everywhere world," developing tech solutions across connected TVs, game consoles, set-top boxes, and mobile apps.
buyer parent: AT&T
buyer: WarnerMedia (NYSE:TWX:$31,532.00)
WarnerMedia is a leading media, advertising, and entertainment company that creates and distributes premium and popular content from a diverse array of talented storytellers and journalists to global audiences through its consumer brands including: HBO, Warner Bros., TNT, TBS, CNN, truTV and others."
target: The Widget Company
Amsterdam-based The Widget Company (TWC) is a digital agency in the field of next-generation TV. TWC specializes in multiscreen app strategy, concept, design and development, creating custom live & on-demand video applications for Smart TVs, game consoles, media players, and other connected devices.
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closed 6/14/2018 via BusinessWire

AT&T, acquired Time Warner, Inc.

synopsis: AT&T, one of the country's largest providers of wireless phone and Internet service, has completed the acquisition of Time Warner, Inc., a global leader in media and entertainment with businesses in television networks, filmed entertainment, publishing and interactive services.
buyer: AT&T (T:$179,145.00)
AT&T Inc. helps millions around the globe connect with leading entertainment, mobile, high-speed Internet and voice services. They’re the world’s largest provider of pay TV. They offer the best global coverage of any U.S. wireless provider. "
target: Time Warner, Inc. (NYSE:TWX:$31,532.00)
Time Warner Inc., a global leader in media and entertainment with businesses in television networks, filmed entertainment, publishing and interactive services, uses its industry-leading operating scale and brands to create, package and deliver high-quality content worldwide.
price ($mm)[EV]
$83,073 [$105,266]
rev ($mm)
$28,506
EBITDA ($mm)
$7,916
EV / rev
3.8x
EV / EBITDA
13.5x
announced 6/20/2012 via BNC Analysis

News Limited, will acquire Consolidated Media Holdings

synopsis: Consolidated Media Holdings Ltd will acquire News Limited, a company that operates as an online newspaper publishing company. It operates NEWS.com.au, a news network, which offers entertainment, business, sports, and travel news, as well as delivers media coverage reports with blogs and user generated forums.
buyer parent: News Corporation
buyer: News Limited
News Limited operates as an online newspaper publishing company. It operates NEWS.com.au, a news network, which offers entertainment, business, sports, and travel news, as well as delivers media coverage reports with blogs and user generated forums. "
target: Consolidated Media Holdings (CMJFF:$11.64)
Consolidated Media Holdings Limited (CMH) is a media investment company, investing in key new media. CMH has a 25 per cent investment in Australia's leading subscription television business FOXTEL and a 50 per cent investment in subscription television content provider FOX SPORTS Australia.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,976 [$2,114]
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
$86
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
24.7x
closed 11/11/2015 via BNC Analysis

SWNS Media Group, acquired National News & Pictures

synopsis: The expansionist Bristol-based SWNS has acquired National News in London. National News is one of the country's leading press agencies. Based in central London, they have been providing national newspapers, magazines, TV and radio with stories and pictures for more than two decades.
buyer: SWNS Media Group
SWNS Media Group provides complete media and PR solutions for the UK’s largest brands and PR consultancies. The group distributes news, pictures, video and PR content to global print and online media platforms, whilst hosting content via its own dedicated news site and digital press suite. "
target: National News & Pictures
National News is one of the country's leading press agencies. Based in central London, they have been providing national newspapers, magazines, TV and radio with stories and pictures for more than two decades.
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closed 6/10/2015 via Company Press Release

Webfolio Management, acquired Online PR Media

synopsis: Private equity firm Webfolio Management Inc announced that it has acquired a majority stake in Online PR Media. Online PR Media is a 5-year old Press release management and distribution company syndicating to more than 150 media outlets and 5,000 websites through strategic partnerships with PRNewswire.com and others.
buyer: Webfolio Management
Webfolio Management is a 2-year old private equity firm that invests in web based businesses, software and apps. Other properties include Blogsvertise.com, TutorialLounge.com, and NewWorldPodcasting.com. Webfolio Training Center helps entrepreneurs to grow their web based businesses. "
target: Online PR Media
Online PR Media is a 5-year old Press release management and distribution company syndicating to more than 150 media outlets and 5,000 websites through strategic partnerships with PRNewswire.com and others.
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closed 12/2/2014 via BNC Analysis

Wirtualna Polska S.A., acquired Money.pl Sp. z o.o.

synopsis: Wirtualna Polska has acquired all the shares of Money.pl, the biggest business portal in Poland. Money.pl is one of the first genuine internet editorial offices that provides information from various areas, such as economics, and finance.
buyer parent: Grupa o2 sp. z o.o.
buyer: Wirtualna Polska S.A. (WSE:WPL:$169.45)
Wirtualna Polska SA owns and operates a Website which offers online services such as e-mail, games, and more. Wirtualna Polska is one of the most popular websites in Poland. Wirtualna Polska SA was founded in 1995 by Marek Borzestowski and is based in Gdansk, Poland. "
target parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
target: Money.pl Sp. z o.o.
Money.pl is the biggest business portal in Poland. Money.pl is one of the first genuine internet editorial offices that provides information from various areas, such as economics, and finance.
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closed 7/31/2014 via BNC Analysis

SESAC, Inc., acquired Rumblefish, Inc.

synopsis: Performing rights organization, SESAC, has acquired Rumblefish, Inc. Rumblefish will operate as an independent subsidiary of SESAC. Rumblefish powers music offerings for leading platforms including Youtube, Vimeo and Shuttershock and issues over 50,000 micro-licenses daily across a licensed portfolio of over 5 million copyrights.
buyer parent: Rizvi Traverse Management LLC
buyer: SESAC, Inc.
SESAC, Inc is a performing rights organization with headquarters in Nashville and offices in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Miami and London. The business is designed to represent songwriters and publishers and their right to be compensated for having their music performed in public. "
target: Rumblefish, Inc.
Rumblefish powers music offerings for leading platforms including Youtube, Vimeo and Shuttershock and issues over 50,000 micro-licenses daily across a licensed portfolio of over 5 million copyrights. They built a system to connect amazing music with video creators, amateurs and professionals alike.
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closed 7/12/2012 via Market Wire

Sipa Press SA, acquired AP France

synopsis: The dapd media holding AG, via its French subsidiary Sipa News, has completed its acquisition of the French service of the international news agency Associated Press (AP). This takeover makes dapd the largest agency partner of AP worldwide.
buyer parent: DAPD Nachrichtenagentur GmbH
buyer: Sipa Press SA
Sipa Press covers world news thanks to a staff of photographers, a network of more than 600 correspondents and exclusive distribution agreements with partner agencies such as the Associated Press (AP), Rex Features, WENN, News International in the UK and Olycom Italy. "
target parent: The Associated Press
target: AP France
AP France service provides domestic and international news to French-language news outlets around the world.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/18/2012 via BNC Analysis

Pollbob, acquired Misterpoll

synopsis: Social media platform, Pollbob, has acquired DIY online polling site Misterpoll, and plans to merge the latter’s online community of 270,000+ registered poll creators and takers, with its own growing mobile community. Misterpoll has been used to create more than 100,000 polls.
buyer: Pollbob
PollBob is a social community where users take, create, discover and share short opinion polls in real time and on-the-go. Pollbob's goal is to provide a fun and interactive experience and resource where users can instantly find out what people think. "
target: Misterpoll
Misterpoll is an online polling website that has been used to create more than 100,000 polls - both open polls containing an unlimited number of questions, and private polls for friends, family and customers.
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closed 12/7/2011 via Market Wire

Climber.com, acquired Affinity Circles, Inc.

synopsis: Mingle LLC, a career-focused software and services company and parent company of Climber.com, announced the acquisition of Affinity Circles, an affinity group-focused recruiting network. More than 80 organizations use Affinity Circle's social networking platform to build and maintain personal and professional connections.
buyer: Climber.com
Climber.com connects recruiters with highly qualified professionals for elite career opportunities. Through a suite of targeted and personalized tools, such as promotional tools and resume analysis, Climber.com is focused on matching professional talent with the recruiter searching for them. "
target: Affinity Circles, Inc.
Affinity Circles, previously known as Affinity Engines, is a provider of trusted social networks for membership organizations. More than 80 organizations use its social networking platform to enable their members to build and maintain personal and professional connections.
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closed 8/16/2011 via Market Wire

BIZX, LLC, acquired Voip-info.org

synopsis: BIZX, LLC, one of the fastest growing privately held web media companies in the U.S. announced the acquisition by its subsidiary VoIP-Info LV, LLC of www.voip-info.org, a highly ranked VoIP and telecommunications website serving over 500,000 unique business and consumer visitors per month.
buyer: BIZX, LLC
BIZX and its affiliates own and operate hundreds of consumer and business focused websites operating in diverse subject matter domains such as travel, telecommunications, business advice and VoIP products and services. "
target: Voip-info.org
Voip-info.org is a highly ranked VoIP and telecommunications website serving over 500,000 unique business and consumer visitors per month.
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closed 7/18/2011 via PR Newswire

Move, Inc., acquired SocialBios

synopsis: Move, Inc., the leader in online real estate, announced its acquisition of SocialBios, an award-winning social search platform. SocialBios allows individuals and companies to create one social hub for their online profiles through interactive 'About Us' pages that simplify the discovery of shared connections on social networking sites.
buyer: Move, Inc. (MOVE:$234.64)
Move, Inc. is the leader in online real estate with 15.2 million monthly visitors to its online network of websites. Move, Inc. operates: Move.com; REALTOR.com; Moving.com; MortgageMatch.com; SeniorHousingNet; ListHub and TOP PRODUCER Systems. "
target: SocialBios
SocialBios is a service that allows individuals and companies to aggregate all of their disparate social network profile and connection data for generating new business referrals. The SocialBios "About Us" page allows your website visitors to discover social capital with your agents or employees.
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 2/19/2010 via BNC Analysis

Totally Amped, LLC, acquired Western Edge Media, LLC, The Mix 105.7

synopsis: The Mix 105.7 of Western Edge Media, LLC was acquired by Totally Amped, LLC. Western Edge Media, LLC, The Mix 105.7 comprises a radio station in South Heart, North Dakota.
buyer: Totally Amped, LLC
Totally Ampled, LLC is a radio broadcasting company. "
target: Western Edge Media, LLC, The Mix 105.7
Western Edge Media, LLC, The Mix 105.7 is a radio broadcasting company.
price ($mm)
$0.04
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/18/2020 via Company Press Release

RED Driving School, acquired NFE Group Ltd

synopsis: RED Driving School, the largest driving school and driving instructor training school in the UK, has acquired the NFE Group Ltd, a driver training firm in the UK. NFE provides fleet driver training services for all vehicle types. Their training products include risk assessments, advanced driver training, trailer training and stress management.
buyer: RED Driving School
RED Driving School is the largest driving school and driving instructor training school in the UK. RED operates in England, Scotland and Wales and has nearly 1,500 driving instructors. It is headquartered in Billingham, Teeside. "
target: NFE Group Ltd
The NFE Group is a driver training firm in the UK. NFE provides fleet driver training services for all vehicle types. Their training products include risk assessments, advanced driver training, trailer training and stress management. The group also organises car launch events, roadshows and more.
price ($mm)
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closed 10/29/2019 via Company Press Release

Ryan Konikoff, acquired Rock The House Entertainment Group, Inc.

synopsis: Rock The House Entertainment Group, Inc. recently announced new ownership with Chief Operating Officer Ryan Konikoff acquiring the majority share. Rock The House Founder and CEO Matt Radicelli will remain at the helm of the company. Rock The House (RTH) is Cleveland’s premier interactive entertainment and production company.
buyer: Ryan Konikoff
Ryan Konikoff is the Chief Operating Officer at Rock The House Entertainment Group, Inc. He specializes in Tour Managing, Cruise Ships, Music Festivals, and Audio / Visual & special event design. "
target: Rock The House Entertainment Group, Inc.
Rock The House (RTH) is Cleveland’s premier interactive entertainment and production company. RTH provides world-class event lighting, A/V production services, videography, DJs, photo booths, and more for Corporate Events, Meetings and Conferences, Weddings and just about any other type of event.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 2/28/2019 via Company Press Release

Politico, acquired Poll of Polls

synopsis: POLITICO, a global nonpartisan politics and policy news organization, has acquired Poll of Polls, a polling data website in Austria that offers aggregated polling data for upcoming elections in Europe. Poll of Polls covers all national elections in the EU and offers a daily updated seat tracker for the European parliament.
buyer: Politico
POLITICO is a global nonpartisan politics and policy news organization. POLITICO dedicate themselves to providing accurate, non-partisan, impactful information to the right people at the right time so that they can act with confidence and speed. "
target: Poll of Polls
Poll of Polls is a polling data website in Austria that offers aggregated polling data for upcoming elections in Europe. Poll of Polls covers all national elections in the EU. They offer a daily updated seat tracker for the European parliament, based on their professional poll of polls.
price ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 12/5/2016 via BusinessWire

Ziff Davis, Inc., acquired Everyday Health, Inc.

synopsis: j2 Global, Inc. and its subsidiary, Ziff Davis, LLC, announced the completion of its acquisition of Everyday Health, Inc. Everyday Health, Inc. is a leading provider of digital health marketing and communications solutions. Ziff Davis is a global digital-media company operating in the technology, gaming, entertainment and lifestyle verticals.
buyer parent: j2 Global, Inc.
buyer: Ziff Davis, Inc.
Ziff Davis, a subsidiary of j2 Global, Inc., is a leading global digital media company specializing in the technology and gaming markets, reaching in-market buyers and influencers in both the consumer and business-to-business space. "
target: Everyday Health, Inc. (EVDY:$253.92)
Everyday Health, Inc. is a leading provider of digital health marketing and communications solutions. Everyday Health utilizes its data and analytics expertise to deliver highly personalized content experiences and efficient and effective marketing and engagement solutions.
price ($mm)[EV]
$370 [$462]
rev ($mm)
$254
EBITDA ($mm)
$31
EV / rev
1.8x
EV / EBITDA
15.0x
closed 5/2/2016 via PR Newswire

Iotum, acquired TalkShoe

synopsis: Iotum, a leader in group calling solutions, announced further expansion with the acquisition of all assets, brands and operating services of TalkShoe.com, a Pittsburgh-based internet broadcasting and podcasting platform provider.
buyer: Iotum
iotum is an international company with roots in VoIP, telecom switch development, and innovative voice and mobile services. They provide several teleconferencing platforms and collaboration services to millions of users worldwide. "
target: TalkShoe
TalkShoe, Inc. operates a Web site that enables talk shows and conversations using telephones, cell phones, and chat. It hosts Talkcasts, a live or recorded conversation, talk show, and discussion group led by a host with talkers and listeners.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/30/2016 via PR Web

WbSrch, acquired Snagr.io

synopsis: WbSrch, a general-purpose search engine based in Portland, OR, has purchased the music search engine Snagr.io and has rebranded it as MusicSrch.com. Snagr.io searches a selection of popular social media and music sites such as Spotify, Tidal, Musicbrainz, and Twitter for the online presences of a band, DJ, or musician.
buyer: WbSrch
WbSrch is an general-purpose web search engine with indexes in more than 30 languages. It currently has a small crawl index that is being used to refine its search algorithms. "
target: Snagr.io
SNAGR is music artists search engine. It searches on 12+ different streaming, video, and music sites for artists. Sites are searched in parallel and results are on-the-fly combined, ranked and sorted to give user readable and an understandable overview.
price ($mm)
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closed 2/24/2016 via Company Press Release

Veda, acquired EDX Ltd.

synopsis: Veda, the data analytics company and leading provider of credit information and analysis in Australia and New Zealand, announced the acquisition of EDX, the experts in Personal Property Securities across Australia and New Zealand.
buyer parent: Equifax, Inc.
buyer: Veda (VED:$242.31)
Veda is a data analytics company and the leading provider of credit information and analysis in Australia and New Zealand. Veda has expanded to deliver a suite of credit and other analytical products targeted to consumers and specific industry segments. "
target: EDX Ltd.
EDX commenced in 2010 and has established a network of Consultants making it the only national Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR) consulting and registration services provider in the country.
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PayMeOn, Inc.
PayMeOn is a referral network that allows users to connect and share with their social networks while earning real money in real time from their trusted recommendations. This real money is called Social Income®.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$0.01
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.34)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.35)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3
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Ticker: ASX:XTV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
xTV
xTV
xTV Networks Limited allows businesses to set up dedicated multi-channel online networks that integrate branded video and user-generated content with other real-time feeds. xTV allows anyone to create their own Media Network along with Channel Customization, Real Time Facebook/Twitter Integration.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$0.52
EBITDA ($mm)
($5.79)
EBIT ($mm)
($5.80)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: US:CVIV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Club Vivanet, Inc.
Club Vivanet is a global marketing company delivering a range of products and services through a network of agents and associated companies around the world in a very short time frame, which is imperative to capture market share.
year
2008
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
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Ticker: YVR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Liquid Media Group Ltd.
Liquid Media Group Ltd.
Liquid Media Group is a vertically integrated global studio that produces content for all platforms. The group creates and delivers creative content for film, television, gaming and AR/VR through its network of shared services.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$0.42
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.89)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.89)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: PFSW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PFSweb, Inc.
PFSweb, Inc.
PFSweb is a global provider of end-to-end eCommerce solutions including digital agency and marketing services, technology development services, business process outsourcing services and a complete omni-channel technology ecosystem.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$250.40
EBITDA ($mm)
$16.25
EBIT ($mm)
$1.07
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2100
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Ticker: OTCPK:IMMD
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Immudyne
lmmuDyne, Inc. is a technology-driven e-commerce company that builds innovative and proprietary brands. Immudyne’s scalable and global advertising technology infrastructure leverages social media, search and e-commerce platforms to rapidly and profitably grow their product portfolio.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$6.49
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.95)
Net Income ($mm)
$0.47
Employees
11
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Ticker: LSE:PSON
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pearson plc
Pearson plc
Pearson is the world’s leading learning company. Through its books, newspapers and online products and services, Pearson helps people of all ages to live and learn.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$5,359.58
EBITDA ($mm)
$759.48
EBIT ($mm)
$497.59
Net Income ($mm)
$585.32
Employees
24000
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Ticker: GOOGL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Google Inc.
Google Inc.
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$166,030.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$46,035.00
EBIT ($mm)
$33,357.00
Net Income ($mm)
$31,534.00
Employees
127498
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Ticker: OM:2E
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2E Group AB
2E Group is one of the leading actors in the Scandinavian experience industry. Every year, group companies arrange live entertainment and meaningful meetings for more than 1.8 million guests – both private individuals and business clients.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$88.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.54
EBIT ($mm)
$0.82
Net Income ($mm)
$0.49
Employees
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Ticker: TSE:6879
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Imagica Robot Holdings Inc.
Imagica Robot Holdings Inc.
Imagica Robot Holdings is the parent company of a group of media production companies that offer services in post production, media distribution, TV channel operations, media businesses, creative services, content production, imaging systems, digital video solutions, and more.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$824.88
EBITDA ($mm)
$54.41
EBIT ($mm)
$21.89
Net Income ($mm)
$26.52
Employees
3842
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Ticker: LSE:BMY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Bloomsbury Publishing Plc is an independent publisher with offices in London, New York, New Delhi and Sydney. Bloomsbury has built a reputation for publishing works of excellence and originality. Bloomsbury has a valuable portfolio of content and rights based intellectual property assets.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$182.14
EBITDA ($mm)
$17.77
EBIT ($mm)
$14.27
Net Income ($mm)
$10.31
Employees
715
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Ticker: OTCPK:MECK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mecklermedia Corporation
Mecklermedia Corporation
Mecklermedia is an international trade show company concentrating in the fields of Bitcoin, cryptocurrency and 3D Printing, which currently encompasses over 22 trade shows in 11 countries.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$3.22
EBITDA ($mm)
($4.43)
EBIT ($mm)
($4.52)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
17
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Ticker: ENIRF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Eniro AB
Eniro AB
Eniro is one of the largest search companies in the Nordic region and Poland. For more than 100 years Eniro has helped people find local information and companies find customers. The company’s headquarters are located in Stockholm, Sweden.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$156.06
EBITDA ($mm)
$17.13
EBIT ($mm)
($0.22)
Net Income ($mm)
$16.57
Employees
1378
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Ticker: DIS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Walt Disney Company
The Walt Disney Company
The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with five business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$75,125.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$16,080.20
EBIT ($mm)
$11,354.20
Net Income ($mm)
$10,373.00
Employees
223000
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Ticker: ENXTPA:VIV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vivendi SA
Vivendi SA
Vivendi is an integrated media and content group. The company operates businesses throughout the media value chain, from talent discovery to the creation, production and distribution of content.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$19,060.06
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,359.90
EBIT ($mm)
$1,886.97
Net Income ($mm)
$2,151.81
Employees
43900
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Ticker: CBS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CBS Corporation
CBS Corporation
CBS Corporation is a mass media company with constituent parts that reach back to the beginnings of the broadcast industry, as well as newer businesses that operate on the leading edge of the media industry.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$15,295.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,957.00
EBIT ($mm)
$2,744.00
Net Income ($mm)
$3,308.00
Employees
12770
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Ticker: NWSA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
News Corporation
News Corporation
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.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$9,551.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$880.00
EBIT ($mm)
$449.00
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
28000
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Ticker: ENXTPA:MMB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lagardère SCA
Lagardère SCA
The Lagardère group is a global leader in content production and distribution whose powerful brands leverage its virtual and physical networks to attract and enjoy qualified audiences. It is structured around four business lines: publishing, travel retail, media, and sports and entertainment.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$7,180.86
EBITDA ($mm)
$171.59
EBIT ($mm)
($166.84)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
30000
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Ticker: SNDA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited
Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited
Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited is a leading interactive entertainment media company in China. Shanda offers a portfolio of diversified entertainment content including some of the most popular massively multi-player and casual online games in China.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$5,572.25
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,371.86
EBIT ($mm)
$850.83
Net Income ($mm)
$614.15
Employees
8431
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Ticker: IAC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IAC
IAC
IAC is a leading media and Internet company comprised of some of the world’s most recognized brands and products, such as HomeAdvisor, Vimeo, About.com, Dictionary.com, The Daily Beast, Investopedia, and Match Group’s online dating portfolio, which includes Match, OkCupid and Tinder.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$4,757.06
EBITDA ($mm)
$765.65
EBIT ($mm)
$584.65
Net Income ($mm)
$431.13
Employees
7800
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Ticker: JSE:NPN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Naspers Ltd.
Naspers Ltd.
Founded in 1915, Naspers is a global internet and entertainment group and one of the largest technology investors in the world. Operating in more than 130 countries and markets with long-term growth potential, Naspers builds leading companies that empower people and enrich communities.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$4,001.00
EBITDA ($mm)
($512.00)
EBIT ($mm)
($642.00)
Net Income ($mm)
$3,137.00
Employees
25527
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