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closed 2/4/2021 via PR Web

Kalkomey Enterprises, Inc., acquired Campfire Collective

synopsis: Kalkomey Enterprises, a leading provider of online recreational safety education, has acquired Campfire Collective, an online provider of safety education for outdoor pursuits in Canada. Campfire Collective offers digital content that helps people to optimize their outdoor experience. They have courses for boating, hunting, sledding, and more.
buyer parent: Cove Hill Partners
buyer: Kalkomey Enterprises, Inc.
Kalkomey is a leading provider of online recreational safety education, certifications, and cloud-based agency management solutions. Through its modern learning management system, Kalkomey delivers regulatory-approved safety education courses and certifications in all 50 U.S. States. "
target: Campfire Collective
Campfire Collective is an online provider of safety education for outdoor pursuits in Canada. Campfire Collective offers digital content that helps people to discover, learn and optimize their outdoor experience. They have courses for boating, hunting, sledding, off-roading, and paddling.
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closed 7/7/2021 via BNC Analysis

RV Life Network, acquired RV Masterclass

synopsis: RV LIFE Network, a digital network of over 30 RV websites, has acquired RV Masterclass, an online educational platform focused on RVing. RV Masterclass provides educational courses and articles to help people start their RV journey. They offer courses for boondocking, full-time RVing, RV buying, mobile internet, and more.
buyer parent: Social Knowledge LLC
buyer: RV Life Network
RV Life Network is a digital network of over 30 RV websites with an annual audience of tens of millions of readers. RV Life Network operates some of the most popular RV websites including: RVLife.com, DoItYourselfRV.com, CampgroundReviews.com, and iRV2.com "
target: RV Masterclass
RV Masterclass is an online educational platform focused on RVing. RV Masterclass provides educational courses and articles to help people start their RV journey. They offer courses for boondocking, full-time RVing, RV buying, mobile internet, and more.
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closed 5/1/2020 via BusinessWire

Cove Hill Partners, acquired Kalkomey Enterprises, Inc.

synopsis: Cove Hill Partners, a long-term oriented private equity firm focused on consumer and technology industries, has acquired Kalkomey Holdings, LLC, a leading provider of online recreational safety education and cloud-based agency management solutions to both government agencies and outdoor enthusiasts.
buyer: Cove Hill Partners
Cove Hill Partners is a long-term oriented private equity firm focused on partnering with management teams in the consumer and technology industries. The firm manages a long-duration fund with over $1 billion of commitments from its investors and founders. "
target parent: Inverness Graham Investments
target: Kalkomey Enterprises, Inc.
Kalkomey is a leading provider of online recreational safety education, certifications, and cloud-based agency management solutions. Through its modern learning management system, Kalkomey delivers regulatory-approved safety education courses and certifications in all 50 U.S. States.
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closed 10/23/2019 via Company Press Release

Escapees RV Club, acquired RV to Freedom

synopsis: Escapees RV Club has announced the acquisition of all RV to Freedom properties including its popular course Roadmap to Full-Time RVing. This course leads the customer from the dreaming stage to becoming a full or part-time RVer. It also includes the RV to Freedom Facebook group with over 39,000 members.
buyer: Escapees RV Club
The Escapees RV Club is one of the oldest, largest and most loved RV membership organizations in the world. It is a tightly-knit community of like-minded RVers. It also offers support services like mail forwarding, healthcare solutions, and roadside assistance. "
target: RV to Freedom
RV to Freedom is a resource for RVers and those wanting to learn more about the RVing lifestyle. RV to Freedom has information needed to start a life a freedom on the road. RV to Freedom offers a popular course called Roadmap to Full-Time RVing.
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closed 12/29/2021 via BNC Analysis

Afinum Management GmbH, acquired Fishing-King GmbH

synopsis: Afinum, a German investment firm, has acquired a majority stake in Fishing-King, the leading e-learning platform for fishing in Germany. Fishing-King offers online preparatory courses to help people get their fishing license. The company works with state fisheries to allow their users to learn and practice with the original exam questions.
buyer: Afinum Management GmbH
Afinum is a German investment firm. Afinum invests in small- and medium-sized companies and is one of the leading mid-cap investment firms in the German-speaking region. They strengthen and develop leading companies to make good things even better. "
target: Fishing-King GmbH
Fishing-King is the leading e-learning platform for fishing in Germany. Fishing-King offers online preparatory courses to help people get their fishing license. The company works with state fisheries to allow their users to learn and practice with the original exam questions.
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closed 4/27/2016 via PR Web

Kalkomey Enterprises, Inc., acquired Outdoor Roadmap, LLC

synopsis: Outdoor education company Kalkomey Enterprises has expanded its hunter education offerings with the acquisition of Outdoor Roadmap, a Michigan-based online hunter safety training company and brand consultancy for the outdoor industry. Outdoor Roadmap was founded to provide online hunter education for the new and experienced outdoors enthusiast.
buyer: Kalkomey Enterprises, Inc.
Kalkomey is North America’s leading provider of recreational safety education. Kalkomey produces print and Internet courses that have provided official safety education since 1995. Kalkomey offers safety courses in boating, hunting, bowhunting, and off-road vehicle and snowmobile operation. "
target: Outdoor Roadmap, LLC
Outdoor Roadmap LLC is a Michigan-based online Hunter Safety training company and brand consultancy for the outdoor industry. Outdoor Roadmap is committed to ensuring the lifestyle and heritage of hunting in America through easier access to the sport with online hunter education.
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closed 2/9/2022 via BNC Analysis

Valnet Inc., acquired Busy Pixel Media

synopsis: Valnet Inc. has successfully completed the acquisition of Busy Pixel Media (“BPM”), a leading digital media company. Headquartered in Pennsylvania, USA, Busy Pixel Media focuses on providing product recommendations and analysis around the latest technology, global trends and the outdoor and backyard spaces.
buyer parent: Valsoft Corp
buyer: Valnet Inc.
Valnet is a leading multi-vertical digital media publisher and owner of a variety of premium digital publications, including movie news authority ScreenRant.com, pop culture site CBR.com and video game news site GameRant.com. "
target: Busy Pixel Media
Headquartered in Pennsylvania, USA, Busy Pixel Media focuses on providing product recommendations and analysis around the latest technology, global trends and the outdoor and backyard spaces. Their global audience includes influential consumers from around the world.
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closed 9/12/2018 via BNC Analysis

VerticalScope Inc., acquired MTBR.com and Roadbikereview.com

synopsis: VerticalScope Inc.announced that it has acquired MTBR.com and Roadbikereview.com. MTBR.com and Roadbikereview.com are industry leading mountain biking and cycling sites which reach over 2 million passionate mountain bikers and cyclists each month.
buyer parent: Torstar Corporation
buyer: VerticalScope Inc. (TSX:FORA:$63.87)
Founded in 1999, Verticalscope Inc. is a leading online media company that owns and operates 1400 + consumer resource sites and enthusiast social communities strategically positioned across verticals with high consumer engagement, significant consumer spending and strong blue-chip advertisers. "
target parent: Invenda Corporation
target: MTBR.com and Roadbikereview.com
MTBR.com and Roadbikereview.com are industry leading mountain biking and cycling sites which reach over 2 million passionate mountain bikers and cyclists each month.
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closed 7/2/2015 via PR Newswire

ACCEO Solutions, acquired Julo Ltd.

synopsis: ACCEO Solutions Inc., a Canadian leader in information technology and business and financial solutions, is proud to announce its acquisition of Julo, a Quebec-based firm working on the development, operation, and promotion of an online broadcasting and registration platform for activities offered by recreational and cultural organizations.
buyer: ACCEO Solutions
Canadian IT company ACCEO Solutions specializes in the design, implementation, integration, and support of management software; e-business development; and payment, professional, and technical services. ACCEO Solutions is currently experiencing growth with nearly 1000 employees and 60 000 clients. "
target: Julo Ltd.
Julo established a twofold mission for itself: to enable providers to offer recreational activities easily and at a low cost, and to give the public access to secure online registration for activities.
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closed 6/24/2021 via BNC Analysis

VerticalScope Inc., acquired Paddling.com

synopsis: VerticalScope Holdings Inc., a leading online media company, has acquired Paddling.com, a leading paddlesports enthusiast community. Paddling.com provides comprehensive resources for all types of paddling information, including kayaking, canoeing, and paddleboarding. The site offers paddling gear reviews and various paddling guides.
buyer parent: Torstar Corporation
buyer: VerticalScope Inc. (TSX:FORA:$63.87)
Founded in 1999, Verticalscope Inc. is a leading online media company that owns and operates 1400 + consumer resource sites and enthusiast social communities strategically positioned across verticals with high consumer engagement, significant consumer spending and strong blue-chip advertisers. "
target: Paddling.com
Paddling.com is a leading paddlesports enthusiast community. Paddling.com provides comprehensive resources for all types of paddling information, including kayaking, canoeing, and paddleboarding. The site offers paddling gear reviews, paddling locations, and various paddling guides.
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closed 2/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Heycar, acquired HonestJohn.co.uk Ltd

synopsis: Heycar, an online used car marketplace in the UK, has acquired HonestJohn.co.uk, a consumer motoring site in the UK. HonestJohn.co.uk aims to provide consumers with in-depth motoring advice and informed opinions based on honest and transparent information. The site features more than 3,600 car reviews, up-to-date news, motoring advice, and more.
buyer: Heycar
Heycar is an online used car marketplace in the UK. Heycar lets users search for and buy a used car, as well as arrange financing, on its portal. They only feature the best used cars from selected dealers. Heycar offers all kinds of cars from leading brands such as Audi, Ford, Volkswagen and more. "
target: HonestJohn.co.uk Ltd
HonestJohn.co.uk is a consumer motoring site in the UK. HonestJohn.co.uk aims to provide consumers with in-depth motoring advice and informed opinions based on honest and transparent information. The site features more than 3,600 car reviews, up-to-date news, motoring advice, and more.
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closed 4/2/2020 via BNC Analysis

Torque Esports Corp., acquired WTF1

synopsis: Torque Esports Corp., a Canadian company focused on esports, has acquired WTF1 from Dennis Publishing, the most dynamic media company in the UK. WTF1 is the world’s fastest-growing motorsport community. WTF1 shares the latest viral videos, memes and fan concepts as well as producing listicles, quizzes and more.
buyer: Torque Esports Corp. (TSXV:GAME:$37.22)
Torque Esports is a Canadian company focused on esports. Torque focuses on three areas - esports data provision, esport tournament hosting and esports racing. With publishing, IP, content, and data expertise in its portfolio, Torque is ready to lead the rush to profitability in the esports industry."
target parent: Exponent Private Equity
target: WTF1
WTF1 is the world’s fastest-growing motorsport community. WTF1 was created to give young racing fans an online platform with a different approach to media. WTF1 shares the latest viral videos, memes and fan concepts as well as producing listicles, quizzes and more.
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closed 8/6/2019 via Company Press Release

Dennis Publishing Limited, acquired Car Throttle

synopsis: Dennis, the international media group behind Auto Express, evo and Carbuyer, has acquired market leading social media brand Car Throttle and its motorsport brand, WTF1. Car Throttle is the largest video publisher in the automotive industry worldwide, with over 200 million monthly views.
buyer parent: Exponent Private Equity
buyer: Dennis Publishing Limited
Dennis Publishing Group comprises Dennis Publishing Ltd in the UK and The Week Publications Inc. in the US. Its portfolio of over 30 brands, operates in four areas of excellence: Current Affairs, Technology, Automotive and Lifestyle . "
target: Car Throttle
Car Throttle is the largest video publisher in the automotive industry worldwide, with over 200 million monthly views. The company has built a cross-platform community with over 8 million Facebook fans, 2 million subscribers on YouTube (largest UK auto channel) and 2 million monthly unique visitors.
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closed 3/9/2017 via Company Press Release

Car Throttle, acquired WTF1

synopsis: Car Throttle announces the acquisition of social motorsport community WTF1. WTF1 was created to give young racing fans an online platform with a different approach to media. Ignoring straight-written reports and news, WTF1 shares the latest viral videos, memes and fan concepts as well as producing listicles, quizzes and more!
buyer: Car Throttle
Car Throttle creates and distributes engaging car content and works closely with advertisers looking to reach a valuable audience. Dubbed ‘Buzzfeed for cars’, the site evolved into a vibrant community serving millions of users who follow the brand on its apps and major social media platforms. "
target: WTF1
WTF1 was created to give young racing fans an online platform with a different approach to media. Ignoring straight-written reports and news, WTF1 shares the latest viral videos, memes and fan concepts as well as producing listicles, quizzes and more!
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closed 5/30/2013 via PR Web

IDreamOfSpace.com, acquired CozyDark.com

synopsis: I Dream of Space, the start-up aiming to send one lucky fan into Earth orbit, has purchased the space science Tumblr blog CozyDark.com. Cozy Dark was started in 2010, by American writer and former NASA contractor Zach Urbina. Cozy Dark continued to grow to a large internet following, reaching 70,000 followers before the acquisition was complete.
buyer: IDreamOfSpace.com
I Dream of Space is an ambitious project, which will hold a drawing to determine which of the 25,000 entrants will be launched into space on a suborbital commercial launch vehicle. Participants are entered with the purchase of an I Dream of Space poster. "
target: CozyDark.com
Cozy Dark is a Tumblr space science blog with 70,000 followers and was started in 2010 by American writer and former NASA contractor Zach Urbina.
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closed 3/3/2021 via BNC Analysis

Togo Group, acquired OvernightRVParking.com, LLC

synopsis: Togo Group, the road-based travel technology company, has acquired OvernightRVParking.com. Founded in 2008, Overnight RV Parking has grown to be the largest, most accurate, and most authoritative database of free RV parking locations in North America, and is unique in its careful review and validation of submitted location details.
buyer: Togo Group (:$11,048.69)
Togo Group is creating the leading technology platform for road-based travel and outdoor tourism. The Togo RV Companion App provides users with a set of tools focused on improving the RV experience, including GPS navigation, high-value member discounts, access to free boondocking locations and more."
target: OvernightRVParking.com, LLC
OvernightRVParking.com is the most accurate, complete, and authoritative database of free overnight RV parking locations in the U.S. and Canada. The company carefully vets each listing to ensure accuracy and has amassed over 14,000 locations.
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closed 5/3/2017 via Company Press Release

NextStage SCA, acquired NaturaBuy

synopsis: NaturaBuy SAS, the marketplace for small ads and the purchase/sale of hunting, fishing and outdoor items, has been acquired by NextStage, a private equity fund based in Paris. Mondadori France was the seller.
buyer: NextStage SCA (ENXTPA:NEXTS:$5.23)
NextStageAM is an independent management company and one of the pioneers and leaders in the provision of growth capital in France. NextStageAM is specialized in investing and financing the growth of SMEs and mid-sized businesses (MSBs) that are “champions” in their respective fields. "
target parent: FinInvest SpA
target: NaturaBuy
NaturaBuy is the first French auction site and classified ads specializing in the world of hunting, fishing and outdoor and nature recreation.
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closed 12/31/2016 via BNC Analysis

tronc, acquired Spanfeller Media Group

synopsis: Tronc has closed a deal to buy the Spanfeller Media Group, and its food and outdoors digital properties. Tronc gains TheDailyMeal.com as well as the much smaller TheActiveTimes.com. Daily Meal offers 1.2 million recipes, 80,000 wine reviews and one million restaurant reviews. The Active Times is an outdoor enthusiast site.
buyer: tronc (NasdaqGM:TRNC:$1,513.52)
tronc, Inc. is a media company rooted in award-winning journalism, which harnesses proprietary technology to present personalized, premium content to a global audience in real time. tronc draws content from its vast media portfolio that has a commitment to informing and inspiring communities. "
target: Spanfeller Media Group
The Spanfeller Media Group is a new age media company creating content for the web. The company operates The Daily Meal and The Active Times. The Daily Meal offers 1.2 million recipes, 80,000 wine reviews and one million restaurant reviews. The Active Times is an outdoor enthusiast site.
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announced 11/8/2012 via BusinessWire

Northern Tool + Equipment, will purchase The Sportsman’s Guide and The Golf Warehouse from Redcats

synopsis: Northern Tool + Equipment, a leading supplier of high-quality tools and equipment, announced it has agreed to acquire The Sportsman’s Guide, a supplier of top-quality outdoor goods sold from catalogs and online and The Golf Warehouse, an online golf equipment retailer from Redcats USA, a division of French company PPR, for $215 million.
buyer: Northern Tool + Equipment
Northern Tool + Equipment has been a supplier of high-quality tools and equipment founded and owned by the Kotula family for more than 30 years, selling products through direct mail, the Internet and at 80 retail locations in 16 states. "
seller parent: PPR
seller: Redcats
Redcats is a world leader in the online distribution of fashion, home decoration, and sports and leisure goods. Through its European and American brands, Redcats distributes fashion, sports and home decoration collections that fit every style and desire all over the world.
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closed 12/6/2007 via PR Newswire

Gander Mountain, acquired Overton's Inc.

synopsis: Gander Mountain Company the nation's largest retail network of stores for outdoor lifestyle products and services, has acquired Overton's, Inc., a leading Internet and catalog marketing company targeting recreational boaters, from Linsalata Capital Partners, a Cleveland-based private equity firm.
buyer: Gander Mountain (GMTN:$0.00)
Gander Mountain Company is the nation's largest retail network of stores for hunting, fishing, boats, camping, marine and outdoor lifestyle products and services. Since 1960, the Gander Mountain brand has offered an expanding assortment of competitively priced outdoor equipment. "
target parent: Linsalata Capital Partners
target: Overton's Inc.
Overton's, Inc. is a direct marketer of specialty water sports and related marine accessories. The company's product line is extensive, ranging from water skis, wakeboards and apparel to electronics, boat covers and boat seats.
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$70
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closed 2/4/2021 via PR Web

Kalkomey Enterprises, Inc., acquired Campfire Collective

synopsis: Kalkomey Enterprises, a leading provider of online recreational safety education, has acquired Campfire Collective, an online provider of safety education for outdoor pursuits in Canada. Campfire Collective offers digital content that helps people to optimize their outdoor experience. They have courses for boating, hunting, sledding, and more.
buyer parent: Cove Hill Partners
buyer: Kalkomey Enterprises, Inc.
Kalkomey is a leading provider of online recreational safety education, certifications, and cloud-based agency management solutions. Through its modern learning management system, Kalkomey delivers regulatory-approved safety education courses and certifications in all 50 U.S. States. "
target: Campfire Collective
Campfire Collective is an online provider of safety education for outdoor pursuits in Canada. Campfire Collective offers digital content that helps people to discover, learn and optimize their outdoor experience. They have courses for boating, hunting, sledding, off-roading, and paddling.
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closed 9/16/2021 via PR Newswire

Kalkomey Enterprises, Inc., acquired Sportsman Tracker, Inc.

synopsis: Kalkomey, a leading provider of online recreational safety education and certifications, backed by private equity firm Cove Hill Partners, has acquired Sportsman Tracker, the creator of the HuntWise app, the ultimate hunting toolset that allows users to pinpoint the best times and locate the best places to hunt on public or private land.
buyer parent: Cove Hill Partners
buyer: Kalkomey Enterprises, Inc.
Kalkomey is a leading provider of online recreational safety education, certifications, and cloud-based agency management solutions. Through its modern learning management system, Kalkomey delivers regulatory-approved safety education courses and certifications in all 50 U.S. States. "
target: Sportsman Tracker, Inc.
Sportsman Tracker is the developer of HuntWise, the ultimate hunting toolset that allows users to pursue their passion and improve their success in the outdoors by utilizing advanced species-tracking technology to identify peak movement times.
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closed 2/4/2021 via PR Web

Kalkomey Enterprises, Inc., acquired Campfire Collective

synopsis: Kalkomey Enterprises, a leading provider of online recreational safety education, has acquired Campfire Collective, an online provider of safety education for outdoor pursuits in Canada. Campfire Collective offers digital content that helps people to optimize their outdoor experience. They have courses for boating, hunting, sledding, and more.
buyer parent: Cove Hill Partners
buyer: Kalkomey Enterprises, Inc.
Kalkomey is a leading provider of online recreational safety education, certifications, and cloud-based agency management solutions. Through its modern learning management system, Kalkomey delivers regulatory-approved safety education courses and certifications in all 50 U.S. States. "
target: Campfire Collective
Campfire Collective is an online provider of safety education for outdoor pursuits in Canada. Campfire Collective offers digital content that helps people to discover, learn and optimize their outdoor experience. They have courses for boating, hunting, sledding, off-roading, and paddling.
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closed 5/1/2020 via BusinessWire

Cove Hill Partners, acquired Kalkomey Enterprises, Inc.

synopsis: Cove Hill Partners, a long-term oriented private equity firm focused on consumer and technology industries, has acquired Kalkomey Holdings, LLC, a leading provider of online recreational safety education and cloud-based agency management solutions to both government agencies and outdoor enthusiasts.
buyer: Cove Hill Partners
Cove Hill Partners is a long-term oriented private equity firm focused on partnering with management teams in the consumer and technology industries. The firm manages a long-duration fund with over $1 billion of commitments from its investors and founders. "
target parent: Inverness Graham Investments
target: Kalkomey Enterprises, Inc.
Kalkomey is a leading provider of online recreational safety education, certifications, and cloud-based agency management solutions. Through its modern learning management system, Kalkomey delivers regulatory-approved safety education courses and certifications in all 50 U.S. States.
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closed 4/27/2016 via PR Web

Kalkomey Enterprises, Inc., acquired Outdoor Roadmap, LLC

synopsis: Outdoor education company Kalkomey Enterprises has expanded its hunter education offerings with the acquisition of Outdoor Roadmap, a Michigan-based online hunter safety training company and brand consultancy for the outdoor industry. Outdoor Roadmap was founded to provide online hunter education for the new and experienced outdoors enthusiast.
buyer: Kalkomey Enterprises, Inc.
Kalkomey is North America’s leading provider of recreational safety education. Kalkomey produces print and Internet courses that have provided official safety education since 1995. Kalkomey offers safety courses in boating, hunting, bowhunting, and off-road vehicle and snowmobile operation. "
target: Outdoor Roadmap, LLC
Outdoor Roadmap LLC is a Michigan-based online Hunter Safety training company and brand consultancy for the outdoor industry. Outdoor Roadmap is committed to ensuring the lifestyle and heritage of hunting in America through easier access to the sport with online hunter education.
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closed 2/4/2021 via PR Web

Kalkomey Enterprises, Inc., acquired Campfire Collective

synopsis: Kalkomey Enterprises, a leading provider of online recreational safety education, has acquired Campfire Collective, an online provider of safety education for outdoor pursuits in Canada. Campfire Collective offers digital content that helps people to optimize their outdoor experience. They have courses for boating, hunting, sledding, and more.
buyer parent: Cove Hill Partners
buyer: Kalkomey Enterprises, Inc.
Kalkomey is a leading provider of online recreational safety education, certifications, and cloud-based agency management solutions. Through its modern learning management system, Kalkomey delivers regulatory-approved safety education courses and certifications in all 50 U.S. States. "
target: Campfire Collective
Campfire Collective is an online provider of safety education for outdoor pursuits in Canada. Campfire Collective offers digital content that helps people to discover, learn and optimize their outdoor experience. They have courses for boating, hunting, sledding, off-roading, and paddling.
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IXL Learning, acquired Emmersion Learning

synopsis: IXL Learning, developer of personalized learning products used by millions of people worldwide, has acquired Emmersion, the Utah-based leader in certifying language ability through artificial intelligence. Emmersion's platform has conducted millions of automated assessments for corporate and educational institutions.
buyer: IXL Learning
IXL is an integrated learning platform that effectively supports personalized learning in math, English language arts, science, social studies, and Spanish. With over 80 billion questions asked and answered around the world, IXL helps schools successfully use technology to improve education. "
target: Emmersion Learning
Founded in 2015, Emmersion is a rapidly growing technology company located in Lehi, Utah. With a mission to close the global communication gap, the company focuses on helping organizations be smarter with their global language strategy.
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closed 5/1/2020 via BusinessWire

Cove Hill Partners, acquired Kalkomey Enterprises, Inc.

synopsis: Cove Hill Partners, a long-term oriented private equity firm focused on consumer and technology industries, has acquired Kalkomey Holdings, LLC, a leading provider of online recreational safety education and cloud-based agency management solutions to both government agencies and outdoor enthusiasts.
buyer: Cove Hill Partners
Cove Hill Partners is a long-term oriented private equity firm focused on partnering with management teams in the consumer and technology industries. The firm manages a long-duration fund with over $1 billion of commitments from its investors and founders. "
target parent: Inverness Graham Investments
target: Kalkomey Enterprises, Inc.
Kalkomey is a leading provider of online recreational safety education, certifications, and cloud-based agency management solutions. Through its modern learning management system, Kalkomey delivers regulatory-approved safety education courses and certifications in all 50 U.S. States.
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closed 10/23/2019 via Company Press Release

Escapees RV Club, acquired RV to Freedom

synopsis: Escapees RV Club has announced the acquisition of all RV to Freedom properties including its popular course Roadmap to Full-Time RVing. This course leads the customer from the dreaming stage to becoming a full or part-time RVer. It also includes the RV to Freedom Facebook group with over 39,000 members.
buyer: Escapees RV Club
The Escapees RV Club is one of the oldest, largest and most loved RV membership organizations in the world. It is a tightly-knit community of like-minded RVers. It also offers support services like mail forwarding, healthcare solutions, and roadside assistance. "
target: RV to Freedom
RV to Freedom is a resource for RVers and those wanting to learn more about the RVing lifestyle. RV to Freedom has information needed to start a life a freedom on the road. RV to Freedom offers a popular course called Roadmap to Full-Time RVing.
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closed 12/29/2021 via BNC Analysis

Afinum Management GmbH, acquired Fishing-King GmbH

synopsis: Afinum, a German investment firm, has acquired a majority stake in Fishing-King, the leading e-learning platform for fishing in Germany. Fishing-King offers online preparatory courses to help people get their fishing license. The company works with state fisheries to allow their users to learn and practice with the original exam questions.
buyer: Afinum Management GmbH
Afinum is a German investment firm. Afinum invests in small- and medium-sized companies and is one of the leading mid-cap investment firms in the German-speaking region. They strengthen and develop leading companies to make good things even better. "
target: Fishing-King GmbH
Fishing-King is the leading e-learning platform for fishing in Germany. Fishing-King offers online preparatory courses to help people get their fishing license. The company works with state fisheries to allow their users to learn and practice with the original exam questions.
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closed 4/27/2016 via PR Web

Kalkomey Enterprises, Inc., acquired Outdoor Roadmap, LLC

synopsis: Outdoor education company Kalkomey Enterprises has expanded its hunter education offerings with the acquisition of Outdoor Roadmap, a Michigan-based online hunter safety training company and brand consultancy for the outdoor industry. Outdoor Roadmap was founded to provide online hunter education for the new and experienced outdoors enthusiast.
buyer: Kalkomey Enterprises, Inc.
Kalkomey is North America’s leading provider of recreational safety education. Kalkomey produces print and Internet courses that have provided official safety education since 1995. Kalkomey offers safety courses in boating, hunting, bowhunting, and off-road vehicle and snowmobile operation. "
target: Outdoor Roadmap, LLC
Outdoor Roadmap LLC is a Michigan-based online Hunter Safety training company and brand consultancy for the outdoor industry. Outdoor Roadmap is committed to ensuring the lifestyle and heritage of hunting in America through easier access to the sport with online hunter education.
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announced 4/1/2022 via GlobeNewswire

Graham Allen Partners, will acquire Roadpass Digital

synopsis: THOR Industries, Inc. will sell its digital application business, Roadpass Digital (TH2Connect), to Graham Allen Partners. Roadpass Digital is a digital platform that consists of Roadtrippers, Campendium, RVillage, Togo RV, Roadpass, and Overnight RV Parking. Roadpass Digital makes it easier to experience, own, and maintain recreational vehicles.
buyer: Graham Allen Partners
Graham Allen Partners is a private equity firm specializing in value appreciation through digital transformation. The firm uses its expertise to propel well-structured businesses in achieving rapid growth, both organically and through acquisition. "
target parent: Thor Industries Inc.
target: Roadpass Digital (:$11,048.69)
The Togo Group (TH2Connect) digital platform collectively operates as Roadpass Digital, and consists of Roadtrippers, Campendium, RVillage, Togo RV, Roadpass, and Overnight RV Parking. Roadpass Digital is focused on making it easier to experience, own, and maintain recreational vehicles.
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closed 4/8/2015 via BNC Analysis

Boy Scouts of America, acquired Scoutbook

synopsis: The Boy Scouts of America achieved a key milestone in its effort to expand its presence in the digital space with the acquisition of Scoutbook, a web application designed for mobile devices. Scoutbook expands Scouting’s presence in the digital space and help the organization connect with it’s leaders and members when, where, and how they prefer.
buyer: Boy Scouts of America
The Boy Scouts of America provides the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training. The Scouting organization is composed of nearly 2.4 million youth members between the ages of 7 and 21 and approximately 960,000 volunteers. "
target: Scoutbook
Scoutbook delivers a suite of easy-to-use web-based tools that are helpful to both Scouts and unit leaders. It is a unit-management web application that will become the one-stop shop for Scouts, parents, and unit leaders to record and manage their Scouting experience.
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announced 7/1/2021 via BNC Analysis

Ten Square Games, will acquire Rortos

synopsis: Ten Square Games, a Polish mobile game developer, will acquire Rortos, an Italian video game company focused on developing flight simulators for mobile devices. Rortos offers flight simulators for civil aviation, military aviation, helicopters, and more. Their games include Real Flight Simulator, Airline Commander, Air Fighters, and more.
buyer: Ten Square Games (WSE:TEN:$172.40)
Ten Square Games is a Polish mobile game developer. Ten Square Games focuses on delivering F2P games for all major global platforms with a special focus on simulation hobby games. Their games simulate fishing and hunting. They also develop match3, puzzle, farming, and battle games. "
target: Rortos
Rortos is an Italian video game company focused on developing flight simulators for mobile devices. Rortos offers flight simulators for civil aviation, military aviation, helicopters, and more. Their games include Real Flight Simulator, Airline Commander, Air Fighters, and more.
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$54
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closed 12/1/2017 via PR Newswire

Mapbox, acquired Fitness AR

synopsis: Mapbox, the mapping and location platform for developers, has acquired Fitness AR, the first mapping AR app. Fitness AR allows Strava users to connect their accounts and visualize their runs, hikes and bike rides on an 3D terrain map in AR on an iPhone or iPad.
buyer: Mapbox
Mapbox is the location data platform for mobile and web applications. They provide building blocks to add location features like maps, search, and navigation into any experience their customers create. Mapbox makes it easy to integrate location into any mobile or online application. "
target: Fitness AR
Fitness AR is the first mapping AR app, allowing Strava users to connect their accounts and visualize their runs, hikes and bike rides on an 3D terrain map in AR on an iPhone. Users are able to explore existing routes projected on any surface in 3D to plan adventures and share their activities.
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closed 9/25/2012 via PR Newswire

Traxo LLC, acquired GoMiles

synopsis: Traxo, the leading website combining online travel organization and social travel tools, announced the acquisition of the assets of GoMiles, a well-respected provider of frequent flyer management services for consumers.
buyer: Traxo LLC
Traxo is the world’s most comprehensive aggregator of personal travel information, including: itineraries, miles, points, and elite status. The service automatically detects and aggregates travel information directly from over 160 different travel websites. "
target: GoMiles
GoMiles is the easiest and best way to manage frequent flyer miles. GoMiles helps users take control of their frequent flyer miles once and for all, by helping users manage all their accounts in one place, protect them from expiring, earn more miles faster, and redeem smarter.
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closed 11/29/2012 via BusinessWire

Great Outdoors, LLC merged with iEntertainment Network,

synopsis: iEntertainment Network Inc., the developer of the WarBirds 2012, Combat Simulation Game Series, announces an agreement to merge with the Great Outdoors, LLC, a Company of Mr. Danny Hammett, well known for producing Cabelas’ Big Game Hunter and Rapala Fishing franchises.
buyer: iEntertainment Network (IENT:$1.62)
iEntertainment Network (IENT) is a leading publisher of online entertainment communities, core and co-branded gaming content, and CD-ROM game titles. WarBirds, IENT's premiere massively multiplayer flight simulation software, has won numerous awards around the world for Best Online Simulation Game. "
target: Great Outdoors, LLC
Great Outdoors, LLC, a Company of Mr. Danny Hammett, a well known game executive with over 20 years of game company management experience, is also credited with producing many successful outdoors games like the well known Cabelas’ Big Game Hunter and Rapala Fishing franchises.
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closed 9/16/2021 via PR Newswire

Kalkomey Enterprises, Inc., acquired Sportsman Tracker, Inc.

synopsis: Kalkomey, a leading provider of online recreational safety education and certifications, backed by private equity firm Cove Hill Partners, has acquired Sportsman Tracker, the creator of the HuntWise app, the ultimate hunting toolset that allows users to pinpoint the best times and locate the best places to hunt on public or private land.
buyer parent: Cove Hill Partners
buyer: Kalkomey Enterprises, Inc.
Kalkomey is a leading provider of online recreational safety education, certifications, and cloud-based agency management solutions. Through its modern learning management system, Kalkomey delivers regulatory-approved safety education courses and certifications in all 50 U.S. States. "
target: Sportsman Tracker, Inc.
Sportsman Tracker is the developer of HuntWise, the ultimate hunting toolset that allows users to pursue their passion and improve their success in the outdoors by utilizing advanced species-tracking technology to identify peak movement times.
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announced 3/9/2017 via Market Wire

Onewheel, will acquire OWBuddy

synopsis: Future Motion, a pioneering new entrant to the boardsports world and maker of the Onewheel and Onewheel+ skateboard, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire OWBuddy, a popular third party app for Onewheel that features shaping, ride tracking, social sharing, leaderboards, speed displays, LED light controls, and much more.
buyer: Onewheel
Future Motion Inc is a pioneering new entrant to the board sports world. Future Motion is committed to designing and developing inspiring vehicles. Future Motion’s first product, Onewheel, exemplifies its dedication to crafting products that bridge recreation and transportation. "
target: OWBuddy
OWBuddy is a popular mobile app for ios and Android. It has several features for the Onewheel skateboard, including low battery alerts, new top speed messages, an odometer, a speed display, LED lighting controls for the board, and online leaderboards.
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closed 9/3/2014 via BNC Analysis

Altus Brands, LLC, acquired iHunt

synopsis: The No. 1 hunting app for smartphone users-iHunt-is joining the Altus Brands family. Altus, headquartered in Grawn, Michigan, has acquired iHunt, an app that features high-quality animal and hunting calls with no audio noise. With a 4.5 reviewer rating, iHunt has been the best-selling hunting app for more than three years.
buyer: Altus Brands, LLC
Since 2008, Altus Brands LLC has worked with small to mid-sized companies in the hunting, shooting and outdoor market to unlock their potential for growth through partnerships and acquisitions. "
target: iHunt
iHunt is the No. 1 hunting app for smartphone users. The i-Hunt app features an unmatched selection of more than 47 animals and 600 hunting calls. For example, the app features 40 different deer calls, 54 coyote calls, 37 turkey calls, 29 duck calls-even 26 alligator and crocodile calls-just.
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closed 9/25/2019 via PR Newswire

Streamline Brands, acquired Saf-T-Swim

synopsis: Streamline Brands, the leading franchisor and manager of swim schools in the world, has acquired Saf-T-Swim, a leading swim school in Long Island, New York. Saf-T-Swim offers unique and fun programs for all ages, from infants to seniors. Saf-T-Swim provides students with a safe, attentive, fun environment to learn lifelong swimming skills.
buyer parent: Quad Partners
buyer: Streamline Brands
Streamline Brands is the industry's largest franchisor of swim schools. Streamline Brands and its franchisees operate schools in 22 states today under three brands: SafeSplash Swim School, Swimtastic Swim School and SwimLabs Swim School. Their swim schools help children to become water safe. "
target: Saf-T-Swim
Saf-T-Swim is a leading swim school in Long Island, New York. Saf-T-Swim offers unique and fun programs for all ages, from infants to seniors. Saf-T-Swim is committed to providing every student with a safe, attentive, fun environment to learn lifelong swimming skills.
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closed 7/31/2016 via BNC Analysis

Marine Training & Consulting, acquired Ocean Divers International (Pty) Ltd

synopsis: Port Elizabeth’s oldest dive school, Ocean Divers International (ODI) was acquired by Marine Training and Consulting (MTC). ODI has provided scuba diving courses in Port Elizabeth since 1982. With the acquisition of ODI, MTC has become a one-stop-shop for all marine training courses.
buyer: Marine Training & Consulting
Marine Training & Consulting (MTC) is a training academy geared at meeting the demands of the Maritime industry. Through close collaboration with industry leaders, MTC can facilitate most Maritime needs including scuba diving, skipper training, radio training, first aid, STCW and equipment sales. "
target: Ocean Divers International (Pty) Ltd
Since 1982, Ocean Divers International has provided courses for scuba diving in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. They offer PADI and SSI courses, club events, dive charters, equipment sales and much more.
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closed 4/13/2016 via BNC Analysis

Theo Millward, acquired Swimtime UK Ltd.

synopsis: Former Swimming Teacher Association CEO Theo Millward is the new sole stakeholder of Swimtime after purchasing 100 per cent of Swimtime’s shares using private funding. Manchester-headquartered Swimtime, the UK’s largest swimming lesson franchise, has been sold for an undisclosed sum.
buyer: Theo Millward
Theo Millward is the former CEO of Swimming Teacher Association (STA). STA is a solutions driven organisation, dedicated to working with its customers and partners here in the UK and internationally, to build Safer, Healthier & Better Skilled Communities. "
target: Swimtime UK Ltd.
Manchester-headquartered Swimtime is the UK’s largest swimming lesson franchise. Swimtime, which operates across 26 franchise regions, has a group annual turnover of more than £4m and was shortlisted this year in the British Franchise Association’s Award for Innovation.
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closed 12/19/2014 via Company Press Release

OutRival Racing merged with QT2 Systems, LLC,

synopsis: QT2 Systems, LLC has completed a merger with OutRival Racing. They are a triathlon coaching service based in Texas providing comprehensive training plans, group programs and weekly triathlon training sessions to endurance athletes.
buyer: QT2 Systems, LLC
QT2 Systems, LLC provides personalized training and nutrition planning services for professional and age group triathletes. The company specializes in elite athlete triathlon coaching, Hawaii Ironman training, personalized triathlon training planning, and more. "
target: OutRival Racing
OutRival Racing is a triathlon coaching service based in Texas providing comprehensive training plans, group programs and weekly triathlon training sessions to endurance athletes. It consists of ‘first-timers,’ age-groupers, amateur elites and professionals.
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closed 1/6/2022 via PR Newswire

ProMentor, acquired TopYa!

synopsis: ProMentor, the live mentorship platform for aspiring athletes, has acquired TopYa!, a youth sports video development platform. TopYa! provides mobile video instruction with virtual coaching for young athletes around the world. Their platform offers coaching for lacrosse, soccer, yoga, and more.
buyer: ProMentor
ProMentor is a live mentorship platform for aspiring athletes. ProMentor is a mobile app that provides users with personalized one-on-one training with current and former professional players. Their platform offers top athletes for hockey, baseball, soccer, and more. "
target: TopYa!
TopYa! is a youth sports video development platform. TopYa! provides mobile video instruction with virtual coaching for young athletes around the world, helping them improve their skills while inspiring the joy of accomplishment. Their platform offers coaching for lacrosse, soccer, yoga, and more.
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