Like Hyperconnect, Inc.

announced 2/10/2021 via PR Newswire

Match.com, will acquire Hyperconnect, Inc.

synopsis: Match Group and Hyperconnect announced they have reached an agreement for Match Group to acquire Hyperconnect. Hyperconnect is a leading social discovery and video technology company based in Seoul, South Korea that operates two flagship apps: Azar and Hakuna Live.
buyer: Match.com (:$1,863.89)
Match Group is a leading provider of dating products available globally. Their portfolio of brands includes Tinder®, Match®, Meetic®, OkCupid®, Hinge®, Pairs™, PlentyOfFish®, and OurTime®, as well as a number of other brands. "
target: Hyperconnect, Inc.
Hyperconnect is a global video and AI technology company headquartered in Seoul, South Korea. Founded in 2014, Hyperconnect is the operator of groundbreaking social discovery products including real-time video chat app 'Azar' and social livestreaming platform 'Hakuna Live'.
price ($mm)
$1,725
rev ($mm)
$200
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
8.6x
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closed 12/11/2020 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired Squad App

synopsis: Twitter, a global social networking platform, has acquired Squad, a screen-sharing social app. Squad lets users hang out with their friends via video chat and screen-sharing. The app supports up to 6 people in a group video chat and allows groups to browse memes, watch TikTok videos, talk about DMs, and look at photos together.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$5,077.48)
Twitter, Inc. is a global social networking platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. It also provides promoted products and services which enable its advertisers to promote their brands, products, and services. "
target: Squad App
Squad is a screen-sharing social app. Squad lets users hang out with their friends via video chat and screen-sharing. The app supports up to 6 people in a group video chat and allows groups to browse memes, watch TikTok videos, talk about DMs, and look at photos together.
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closed 5/11/2017 via BNC Analysis

uZoom, LLC, acquired Creator Republic

synopsis: One-on-one video streaming platform uZoom has acquired Creator Republic. Creator Republic is the place to discover, connect to, and reward independent web content creators. Videos for the people, by the people. Engage the web’s most influential personalities in a global, amateur community Amateur Creators and their fans.
buyer: uZoom, LLC
UZoom is a Seattle startup that connects viewers in remote locations with streamers on the ground so that they can see interesting events and locations for a small fee. "
target: Creator Republic
Creator Republic is the place to discover, connect to, and reward independent web content creators. Videos for the people, by the people. Engage the web’s most influential personalities in a global, amateur community Amateur Creators and their fans index 3x higher for audiences 12-24*.
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closed 12/15/2017 via PR Newswire

Tongfang Investment Fund Series SPC, acquired Beijing Showself Technology Co., Ltd.

synopsis: NQ Mobile Inc., a leading global provider of mobile internet services, announced that it has completed the FL Mobile Divestment and the Sale of Showself's Live Social Video Business. FL Mobile is a leading mobile video game community platform with downloads in China. Showself is a live social video business.
buyer: Tongfang Investment Fund Series SPC
Tongfang Investment Fund Series SPC, an affiliate of Tsinghua Tongfang, is an investment company. "
target parent: NQ Mobile Inc.
target: Beijing Showself Technology Co., Ltd.
Showself (秀色娱乐) is a live streaming video entertainment social platform in China that is growing rapidly. FL Mobile is a leading mobile video game community platform with downloads in China.
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$116*
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closed 2/1/2017 via BNC Analysis

KickStarter LLC, acquired Huzza

synopsis: The crowdfunding service Kickstarter has acquired the Canadian video streaming startup Huzza. Huzza offers an online live-video built to bring creators and personalities closer to their followers.
buyer: KickStarter LLC
Kickstarter aims to let creative people of all kinds — journalists, artists, musicians, game developers, entrepreneurs, bloggers — raise money for their projects by connecting directly with fans, who receive exclusive access and rewards in exchange for their patronage. "
target: Huzza
Huzza offers an online live-video built to bring creators and personalities closer to their followers. They are based in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
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closed 12/7/2015 via PR Newswire

Vevo LLC, acquired Showyou

synopsis: Vevo, the world's leading all-premium music video and entertainment platform, announced it has acquired Showyou, a pioneer in the delivery of curated streaming video that connects viewers and creators.
buyer: Vevo LLC
Vevo is the world's leading all-premium music video and entertainment platform with over 12 billion monthly views globally. Vevo brings a library of HD music videos, exclusive original programming and live concert performances to everyone on the planet who loves music both ondemand through Vevo.com."
target: Showyou
Showyou makes it easy and fun to watch video curated by the user's friends on Facebook, people the user follows on Twitter, as well as videos made popular within the Showyou community.
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closed 3/5/2014 via BNC Analysis

RCS MediaGroup, acquired YouReporter.it

synopsis: RCS MediaGroup has announced the acquisition of 100% of the company Polis Medialink, publisher of YouReporter.it . YouReporter.it is the leader in Italy for user generated video, and provides content to the daily newspaper, Corriere della Sera.
buyer: RCS MediaGroup (RCSM.MI:$1,988.19)
RCS MediaGroup is a multimedia publishing group that operates in daily newspapers, magazines and books, radio broadcasting, new media and digital TV. It is also one of the leading operators in the advertisement sales & distribution markets. "
target: YouReporter.it
YouReporter.it is the leader in Italy for user generated video, and provides content to the daily newspaper, Corriere della Sera. YouReporter was born in 2008, and has experienced growing success by collecting contributions photos and videos of users, surpassing the 50 million annual stream views.
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closed 1/25/2017 via Company Press Release

Télérama, acquired Vodkaster

synopsis: Télérama, a magazine offering content related to cinema, literature, music, dance, and visual and digital arts, has acquired Vodkaster, a social network dedicated to film. Vodkaster's video streaming and social network review platform allows users to connect with both movie stars and fellow moviegoers.
buyer parent: Groupe Le Monde
buyer: Télérama
Télérama publishes a weekly French magazine. The magazine offers content related to cinema, literature, music, dance, and visual and digital arts. The company offers intellectual debates and societal issues. "
target: Vodkaster
Vodkaster operates a video streaming platform. It operates a social network to connect with movies stars and moviegoers and allowing users to write their own critiques and reviews.
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closed 11/3/2021 via BNC Analysis

Create Music Group, acquired Nirvana Digital

synopsis: US-based music and media company Create Music Group has acquired Mumbai-based Nirvana Digital, described as one of the largest YouTube Enterprise partners in India. Nirvana Digital provides monetization, distribution, rights management services to artists, labels, film and television and other content owners.
buyer: Create Music Group
Create Music Group is a digitally-driven distribution, rights management, and music publishing company founded in 2015. In January 2019, Create Music Group began providing its rights management and distribution clients with daily estimated royalty data from streaming services such as YouTube. "
target: Nirvana Digital
Mumbai-based Nirvana Digital is one of the largest YouTube Enterprise partners in India. Nirvana Digital provides monetization, distribution, rights management services to artists, labels, film and television and other content owners.
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announced 11/12/2020 via Company Press Release

AFFIRM Entertainment, Inc., will acquire Pure Flix

synopsis: AFFIRM Entertainment, Inc., a subsidiary of Sony Pictures Entertainment, announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire faith and family entertainment streaming service, Pure Flix.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: AFFIRM Entertainment, Inc.
AFFIRM Entertainment, Inc. is a subsidiary of Sony Pictures Entertainment which also owns AFFIRM Films and the recently launched AFFIRM Television. AFFIRM Films, launched in 2007, is an industry leader in faith-based/inspirational film. "
target: Pure Flix
Pure Flix streaming video on demand was originally created by Pure Flix Entertainment LLC, a leader in faith and family entertainment around the world.
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announced 3/18/2020 via Company Press Release

Fox Corporation, will acquire Tubi TV

synopsis: FOX Corp. has agreed to acquire Tubi, an American streaming service based in San Francisco, California, United States, that launched in 2014. It is a free, ad-supported service, with advertisements shown during unskippable commercial breaks during programming.
buyer parent: The Walt Disney Company
buyer: Fox Corporation (FOXA:$12,437.00)
Fox Corporation produces and distributes compelling news, sports and entertainment content through its iconic domestic brands including: FOX News, FOX Sports, the FOX Network, and the FOX Television Stations. "
target: Tubi TV
Tubi is an American streaming service based in San Francisco, California, United States, that launched in 2014. It is a free, ad-supported service, with advertisements shown during unskippable commercial breaks during programming.
price ($mm)
$490
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closed 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Ruslan Kaftanaty, acquired tvzavr

synopsis: Ruslan Kaftanaty has become the sole owner of the Russian OTT service tvzavr. Kaftanaty increased his previous stake of 25% by buying out the 75% owned by Elena Subbotina. tvzavr broadcasts movies, sitcoms, shows, and other video content to smart TVs, computers, phones and tablets. tvzavr is based in Moscow, Russia.
buyer: Ruslan Kaftanaty
Ruslan Kaftanaty is a Russian businessman and the Founder and Co-Founder of various companies. Prior to 2019, Kaftanaty owned 25% of video streaming service, tvzavr. He acquired an additional 75% in 2019, becoming sole owner of the company. "
target: tvzavr
tvzavr provides online video streaming services. The company broadcasts movies, sitcoms, shows, and other video content to smart TVs, computers, phones and tablets. tvzavr is based in Moscow, Russia.
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closed 2/5/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp., acquired Viewster

synopsis: Cinedigm, a leading independent content distributor, has acquired Viewster and its subsidiary platform Viewster Anime. Viewster is a worldwide online video service connecting passionate audiences. They are a community of fandom video creators and curators supported by a wide catalogue of niche TV series and movies.
buyer: Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. (CIDM:$40.42)
Cinedigm is a leading independent content distributor in the United States, with direct relationships with over 60,000 physical retail storefronts and digital platforms, including Wal-Mart, Target, iTunes, Netflix, and Amazon, as well as the national Video on Demand platform on cable television. "
target: Viewster
Viewster is a worldwide online video service connecting passionate audiences. They are a community of fandom video creators and curators supported by a wide catalogue of niche TV series and movies, with more than five thousand titles across anime, sci-fi, fantasy, gaming, and documentary.
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closed 10/18/2017 via BNC Analysis

Vimeo, LLC., acquired Livestream

synopsis: Vimeo, the world's largest ad-free open video platform, has acquired Livestream, the leading live video solution that powers over 10 million events a year. Livestream provides businesses and organizations with a powerful solution for connecting with their audiences in real-time.
buyer parent: IAC
buyer: Vimeo, LLC. (VMEO:$369.34)
Vimeo's mission is to empower creators to make, share and sell amazing videos directly to viewers worldwide, in the highest quality possible with no interruptive advertising. Vimeo is home to the world's leading video creators and the hundreds of millions of viewers who love them. "
target: Livestream
Livestream is a video live streaming platform that allows customers to broadcast live video content using a camera and a computer through the Internet, and viewers to play the content via the web, iOS, Android, Roku, and the Apple TV.
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closed 10/26/2016 via PR Newswire

Verizon Communications, acquired Vessel

synopsis: Verizon Communications Inc. announced it has signed an agreement to acquire the technology and software that underlies Vessel's online video subscription service, which provides early access to videos from online video stars. Vessel has developed smart video platforms that provide experiences that match viewer demand.
buyer: Verizon Communications (VZ:$129,549.00)
Verizon Communications Inc. operates America's most reliable wireless network. The company also provides communications and entertainment services over mobile broadband and the nation's premier all-fiber network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers worldwide. "
target: Vessel
Vessel, headquartered in San Francisco, is an online short-form video subscription platform. The service launched in 2015 and has paying subscribers in 155 countries, providing early exclusive access to digitally native video.
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closed 6/22/2016 via BNC Analysis

TRACE TV S.A., acquired Buni.tv

synopsis: Trace TV has announced the acquisition of pan-African VOD service Buni.tv, in preparation for the launch of its own VOD platform Trace Play. Part of pan-African studio Restless Global, Buni.tv was launched in 2012 as one of the first VOD platforms to focus on the African market. It is now one of the three largest VOD services on the continent.
buyer parent: Modern Times Group MTG AB
buyer: TRACE TV S.A.
Trace is an international brand and media group active in two fast-growing segments of the entertainment industry: urban music and sports celebrities. Since 2003, Trace has launched 18 successful pay-TV and digital platforms that are available in 160 countries to more than 80 million subscribers. "
target parent: Restless Global
target: Buni.tv
Buni.tv is a leading African video-on-demand platform that leverages the mobile opportunity to revolutionize the way African content is distributed and consumed on the continent and abroad. Launched in April 2012, Buni.tv has since reached more than a million unique visitors.
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closed 5/19/2016 via Market Wire

CinemaNow, Inc., acquired OVGuide

synopsis: FOTV Media Networks Inc. (FOTV) announced the acquisition of OVGuide Inc., the comprehensive service to facilitating the discovery and consumption of online video across all platforms. OVGuide joins FilmOn TV Networks and CinemaNow to form a powerful ecosystem that delivers a one-stop solution for online entertainment.
buyer parent: FilmOn TV Networks
buyer: CinemaNow, Inc.
CinemaNow is a leading over-the-top (OTT) provider of on-demand streaming media available to viewers in North America and Europe. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California. "
target parent: Baroda Ventures
target: OVGuide
OVGuide.com is the comprehensive source for the discovery, via search or browse, and consumption of free high quality online videos, including TV shows, full-length movies, and clips from hundreds of sources. OVGuide also manages a strong network of ad supported Roku Channels.
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closed 1/21/2016 via PR Newswire

IBM, acquired Ustream.TV

synopsis: IBM, an American multinational technology and consulting corporation, announced it has acquired Ustream, Inc., a provider of cloud-based live video streaming services. Ustream provides cloud-based video streaming to enterprises and broadcasters for everything from corporate keynotes to live music concerts.
buyer: IBM (IBM:$58,361.00)
IBM offers a wide range of technology and consulting services; a broad portfolio of middleware for collaboration, predictive analytics, software development and systems management; and the world's most advanced servers and supercomputers. "
target: Ustream.TV
Ustream.TV is the live interactive video broadcast platform that enables anyone with a camera and an Internet connection to quickly and easily broadcast to a global audience of unlimited size.
price ($mm)
$130
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closed 4/5/2016 via PR Newswire

Alibaba Group, acquired Youku Tudou Inc.

synopsis: Youku Tudou Inc., a leading multi-screen entertainment and media company in China, announced the completion of the merger with Ali YK Subsidiary Holding Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ali YK Investment Holding Limited. Youku Tudou Inc. ceased to be a publicly traded company, and it will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Alibaba Group.
buyer: Alibaba Group (BABA:$68,951.68)
Alibaba Group is the largest online and mobile commerce company in the world in terms of gross merchandise volume. They provide the fundamental technology infrastructure and marketing reach to help businesses leverage the power of the Internet to establish an online presence and conduct commerce. "
target: Youku Tudou Inc. (YOKU:$909.30)
Youku Inc. is China's leading Internet television company. Its Internet television platform enables users to search, view and share high-quality video content quickly and easily across multiple devices. Youku is the most recognized online video brand in China.
price ($mm)[EV]
$4,283 [$3,365]*
rev ($mm)
$926
EBITDA ($mm)
$69
EV / rev
4.8x
EV / EBITDA
64.3x
closed 11/3/2014 via BusinessWire

Rovi Corporation, acquired Fan TV

synopsis: Rovi Corporation, a leading provider of advanced entertainment discovery, data analytics, and monetization solutions, announced that it has acquired Fan TV, the simplest way for people to discover, watch and share the movies and shows they love.
buyer: Rovi Corporation (ROVI:$510.63)
Rovi is leading the way to a more personalized entertainment experience. The company’s pioneering guides, data, and recommendations continue to drive program search and navigation on millions of devices on a global basis. "
target: Fan TV
Fan TV is the simplest way for people to discover, watch and share the movies and shows they love. Fan TV combines live TV, video-on-demand and streaming services in a seamless discovery experience through one device with a touch remote.
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announced 2/10/2021 via PR Newswire

Match.com, will acquire Hyperconnect, Inc.

synopsis: Match Group and Hyperconnect announced they have reached an agreement for Match Group to acquire Hyperconnect. Hyperconnect is a leading social discovery and video technology company based in Seoul, South Korea that operates two flagship apps: Azar and Hakuna Live.
buyer: Match.com (:$1,863.89)
Match Group is a leading provider of dating products available globally. Their portfolio of brands includes Tinder®, Match®, Meetic®, OkCupid®, Hinge®, Pairs™, PlentyOfFish®, and OurTime®, as well as a number of other brands. "
target: Hyperconnect, Inc.
Hyperconnect is a global video and AI technology company headquartered in Seoul, South Korea. Founded in 2014, Hyperconnect is the operator of groundbreaking social discovery products including real-time video chat app 'Azar' and social livestreaming platform 'Hakuna Live'.
price ($mm)
$1,725
rev ($mm)
$200
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
8.6x
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announced 2/10/2021 via PR Newswire

Match.com, will acquire Hyperconnect, Inc.

synopsis: Match Group and Hyperconnect announced they have reached an agreement for Match Group to acquire Hyperconnect. Hyperconnect is a leading social discovery and video technology company based in Seoul, South Korea that operates two flagship apps: Azar and Hakuna Live.
buyer: Match.com (:$1,863.89)
Match Group is a leading provider of dating products available globally. Their portfolio of brands includes Tinder®, Match®, Meetic®, OkCupid®, Hinge®, Pairs™, PlentyOfFish®, and OurTime®, as well as a number of other brands. "
target: Hyperconnect, Inc.
Hyperconnect is a global video and AI technology company headquartered in Seoul, South Korea. Founded in 2014, Hyperconnect is the operator of groundbreaking social discovery products including real-time video chat app 'Azar' and social livestreaming platform 'Hakuna Live'.
price ($mm)
$1,725
rev ($mm)
$200
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
8.6x
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closed 8/7/2019 via BNC Analysis

Match.com, acquired Harmonica

synopsis: Match Group, the online dating giant that owns different dating websites and apps, has acquired Harmonica, a mobile dating app in Egypt that has a strong focus on monogamy. Harmonica helps singles in the MENA region to find a potential life partner. Harmonica matches users to potential partners while respecting local traditions and cultures.
buyer parent: IAC
buyer: Match.com (:$1,863.89)
Match Group is a leading provider of dating products. They operate a portfolio of brands, including Tinder, Match, PlentyOfFish, OkCupid, OurTime, Meetic, and Pairs, each designed to increase their users' likelihood of finding a meaningful connection. "
target: Harmonica
Harmonica is a mobile dating app in Egypt that has a strong focus on monogamy. Harmonica helps singles in the MENA region to find a potential life partner. Harmonica matches users to potential partners while respecting local traditions and cultures.
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closed 6/20/2018 via PR Newswire

Match.com, acquired Hinge

synopsis: Match Group Inc. announced that it has acquired a 51% ownership stake in Hinge, the New York City-based relationship app. Match Group has the right to acquire all the remaining shares of Hinge within the next 12 months.
buyer parent: IAC
buyer: Match.com (:$1,863.89)
Match Group is a leading provider of dating products. They operate a portfolio of brands, including Tinder, Match, PlentyOfFish, OkCupid, OurTime, Meetic, and Pairs, each designed to increase their users' likelihood of finding a meaningful connection. "
target: Hinge
Hinge is the dating app for meaningful, lasting connections among millennials. Hinge, headquartered in New York City, is now the #1 mobile-first dating app mentioned in the NY Times Wedding section. It is available in the US, UK, Canada, Australia and India.
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closed 3/31/2017 via PR Newswire

ST Unitas Co. Ltd., acquired The Princeton Review

synopsis: Match Group announced that it has completed its previously announced sale of all of its Non-dating business, which operates under the umbrella of The Princeton Review, to ST Unitas, a global education technology company. The Princeton Review is a leading tutoring, test prep and college admission services company.
buyer: ST Unitas Co. Ltd.
ST Unitas started in 2010 as an EduTech company with only 4 employees. ST Unitas provides effective learning contents and programs to assist preparation for university entrance exams or job searching to achieve people’s goals quicker. "
target parent: IAC
target: The Princeton Review
The Princeton Review is a leading tutoring, test prep and college admission services company. It helps millions of college- and graduate school-bound students achieve their education and career goals through online and in-person courses delivered by a network of more than 4,000 teachers and tutors.
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announced 7/14/2015 via PR Newswire

Match.com, will acquire PlentyOfFish

synopsis: The Match Group, the global operator of digital dating products such as Match, Tinder, OkCupid and Meetic, and a subsidiary of IAC, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase PlentyOfFish. The company is an online dating service, popular primarily in Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, Brazil, and the US.
buyer parent: IAC
buyer: Match.com (:$1,863.89)
The Match Group is the world's leading provider of dating products, redefining the way millions of people meet, date and start relationships every day. Their principal brands include Match, Tinder, Meetic, OkCupid and OurTime. "
target: PlentyOfFish
PlentyOfFish (POF) is an online dating service, popular primarily in Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, Brazil, and the United States. The company, based in Vancouver, British Columbia generates revenue through advertising.
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$575
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closed 5/13/2015 via BNC Analysis

Match.com, acquired Eureka, Inc.

synopsis: Japan’s Eureka, developer of dating and couple apps, was acquired by the Match Group, the original dating website and pioneer of the online dating industry.
buyer parent: IAC
buyer: Match.com (:$1,863.89)
Founded in 1995, Match.com was the original dating website and pioneer of the online dating industry. The company's comprehensive online dating services also include Chemistry.com, Singlesnet and People Media's 27 targeted websites such as BlackPeopleMeet.com and SeniorPeopleMeet.com. "
target: Eureka, Inc.
Eureka, Inc. develops dating and couple matching applications and also offers e-commerce consulting. The company was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Ebisu, Japan.
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closed 9/8/2011 via BNC Analysis

Match.com, acquired Meetic SA

synopsis: Match.com, the world's leading personals company and an operating business of IAC, has completed its acquisition of Meetic S.A., the leader in the European online dating market that is established in 16 European countries.
buyer parent: IAC
buyer: Match.com (:$1,863.89)
Founded in 1995, Match.com was the original dating website and pioneer of the online dating industry. The company's comprehensive online dating services also include Chemistry.com, Singlesnet and People Media's 27 targeted websites such as BlackPeopleMeet.com and SeniorPeopleMeet.com. "
target: Meetic SA (MEECF:$215.42)
Meetic SA is the leader in the European online dating market. It is established in 16 European countries and is available in 13 languages. Meetic is a French stock corporation, with its registered office in Paris.
price ($mm)[EV]
$246 [$199]*
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$271
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$61
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7.1x
closed 2/2/2011 via PR Newswire

Match.com, acquired OkCupid

synopsis: Match.com, an operating business of IAC, has announced that it has acquired OkCupid, the U.S. online dating company. OkCupid generates revenues primarily through advertising, and is the fastest growing dating site in the advertising-based category.
buyer parent: IAC
buyer: Match.com (:$1,863.89)
Match.com pioneered online personals when it launched on the Web in 1995 and continues to lead this exciting and evolving category after more than a decade. Throughout its history, Match.com has helped redefine the way people meet and fall in love. "
target: OkCupid
Since its launch in 2004, OkCupid has combined great features with an engaged community to become the fastest growing advertising-based dating site. The site also publishes the well-known social media blog, OkTrends, which is read by over one million people monthly.
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announced 2/25/2010 via Company Press Release

Match.com, will acquire Singlesnet.com

synopsis: Match.com, an operating business of IAC, announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Singlesnet, one of the most visited online dating sites in the United States. Terms of the deal are not being disclosed.
buyer parent: IAC
buyer: Match.com (:$1,863.89)
Match.com pioneered online personals when it launched on the Web in 1995 and continues to lead this exciting and evolving category after more than a decade. Throughout its history, Match.com has helped redefine the way people meet and fall in love. "
target: Singlesnet.com
A leader in the online dating community since 1998, Singlesnet is one of the most visited online dating Web sites in the world. As one of the most vibrant online communities, Singlesnet connects singles via instant messaging, online forums, emails and chat rooms.
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closed 7/16/2009 via PR Newswire

Match.com, acquired People Media

synopsis: American Capital Ltd. announced that, on July 13, it completed the sale of its portfolio company People Media to Match.com, an operating business of IAC. People Media is the leading provider of targeted online dating communities.
buyer parent: IAC/InterActiveCorp
buyer: Match.com (:$1,863.89)
Match.com pioneered online personals when it launched on the Web in 1995 and continues to lead this exciting and evolving category after more than a decade. Throughout its history, Match.com has helped redefine the way people meet and fall in love. "
target parent: American Capital Strategies, Ltd.
target: People Media
People Media is the leading provider of targeted online dating communities, reaching nearly 4 million internet users each month. The Company operates six of the top 50-ranked personals websites, as reported by comScore Media Metrix.
price ($mm)[EV]
$57 [$80]
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EBITDA ($mm)
$12
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EV / EBITDA
6.9x
closed 6/8/2009 via PR Newswire

Meetic SA, purchased European operations from Match.com

synopsis: IAC announced that it has closed the transaction pursuant to which Match.com exchanged its European operations for a 27% equity stake in Meetic and a euro 5 million promissory note.
buyer: Meetic SA (MEECF:$215.42)
Million are already subscribed to Meetic, making it the leading dating site in Europe and one of the biggest sites worldwide. Whether you are looking for your soulmate in your city or state, or whether distance is no object, you will always find meetic members who share your desires. "
seller parent: IAC/InterActiveCorp
seller: Match.com (:$1,863.89)
Match.com pioneered online personals when it launched on the Web in 1995 and continues to lead this exciting and evolving category after more than a decade. Throughout its history, Match.com has helped redefine the way people meet and fall in love.
price ($mm)
$111
rev ($mm)
$76
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.5x
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/27/2007 via PR Newswire

Match.com, acquired NetClub

synopsis: Match.com, an operating business of IAC announced the successful completion of its acquisition of Netclub in France. This acquisition is consistent with the continued aggressive global expansion plans for Match.com in 2007.
buyer parent: IAC/InterActiveCorp
buyer: Match.com (:$1,863.89)
Match.com pioneered online personals when it launched on the Web in 1995 and continues to lead this exciting and evolving category after more than a decade. Throughout its history, Match.com has helped redefine the way people meet and fall in love. "
target: NetClub
Netclub is a leader in dating services promoting serious and long-term relationships. Offering a range of interaction-driven online personals and dating services in both France and Canada such as GOlive, the only instant messaging service dedicated to singles, Netclub has over 4 million members.
price ($mm)
$10
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/27/2007 via PR Newswire

Match.com, acquired eDodo

synopsis: Match.com, an operating business of IAC announced the successful completion of its acquisition of eDodo in China. This acquisition is consistent with the continued aggressive global expansion plans for Match.com in 2007.
buyer parent: IAC/InterActiveCorp
buyer: Match.com (:$1,863.89)
Match.com pioneered online personals when it launched on the Web in 1995 and continues to lead this exciting and evolving category after more than a decade. Throughout its history, Match.com has helped redefine the way people meet and fall in love. "
target: eDodo
eDodo is one of the fastest growing social networking sites in China. eDodo has more than 180,000 paid members and nearly 3,000 new paid subscribers each day. There are more than 64 million online singles in China, and the iResearch.com market forecast projects that will nearly double in 2007.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 6/12/2019 via Company Press Release

Russ Media, acquired Randivonal

synopsis: Russmedia, the most progressive media company in Europe, has acquired Randivonal, Hungary's online partner search site. Randivonal helps customers with customized offers, a variety of search and contact methods, highlights, tips, and helpful customer services.
buyer: Russ Media
Russmedia is the most progressive media company in Europe, with subsidiaries in 5 European countries. Products are concentrating on either regional or vertical niches. Their portfolio consists of 10 daily newspapers, 64 weekly papers, more than 100 websites, 2 printing plants and 1 radio station. "
target parent: Dating Central Europe Zrt.
target: Randivonal
Randivonal is Hungary's online partner search site for 20 years. They help customers with customized offers, a variety of search and contact methods, highlights, tips, and helpful customer services. In order to maintain seriousness, all datasheets are checked to filter out false registrations.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 7/1/2019 via BusinessWire

Spark Networks SE, acquired Zoosk, Inc.

synopsis: Spark Networks SE, a leading global dating company, has acquired Zoosk, Inc. Through its Behavioural Matchmaking technology, Zoosk personalizes the dating experience by learning from the actions of over 35 million members to deliver better matches. The acquisition makes Spark the second-largest dating company in North America in revenues.
buyer: Spark Networks SE (AMEX:LOV:$109.22)
Spark Networks SE is a leading global dating company with a portfolio of premium brands designed for singles seeking serious long-term relationships. The company has a presence in 29 countries worldwide and is publicly listed on the NYSE American LLC exchange under the ticker symbol "LOV". "
target: Zoosk, Inc.
Zoosk is a leading online dating company that personalizes the dating experience to help singles find the person and relationship that’s just right for them. Zoosk’s Behavioural Matchmaking technology learns from the actions of over 35 million members in order to deliver better matches.
price ($mm)
$255
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 5/22/2018 via Company Press Release

IBJ, Inc., will acquire Diverse Inc.

synopsis: Japanese social network mixi, Inc. will sell Diverse, Inc., an online dating business, to IBJ, Inc. Based in Tokyo, Diverse provides various marriage partner introduction and dating services, and has developed an online matchmaking platform suited to the changing lifestyles of Japanese people.
buyer: IBJ, Inc. (TSE:6071:$90.16)
IBJ, Inc. provides a wide array of marriage hunting services to connect people. They operate an online marriage hunting network, as well as offline marriage hunting events. IBJ was established in 2006 and is based in Tokyo, Japan. "
target parent: Mixi, Inc.
target: Diverse Inc.
Based in Tokyo, Diverse provides various marriage partner introduction and dating services, and has developed an online matchmaking platform suited to the changing lifestyles of Japanese people today in an effort to create opportunities for more singles to meet via the Internet.
price ($mm)
$4.74
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/22/2017 via BNC Analysis

PAG, acquired Zhenai Inc.

synopsis: PAG Asia Capital, an Asian alternative investment management group, has acquired a majority stake in Zhenai Inc., a leading provider of online dating and matchmaking services in China. Zhenai provides integrated Internet and telephone matchmaking services to China's rapidly growing single population who are looking for long-term relationships.
buyer: PAG
PAG was founded in 2002 and has grown to become one of Asia’s largest independent alternative investment management groups with US$16 billion in capital under management across private equity, real estate, and absolute returns. "
target: Zhenai Inc.
Zhenai Inc. is a leading provider of online dating and matchmaking services in China. Zhenai provides integrated Internet and telephone matchmaking services to China's rapidly growing single population who are looking for long-term relationships.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$242
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/14/2017 via BNC Analysis

Ohlala, acquired Ohlala

synopsis: Pia Poppenreiter, the founder of the online paid dating platform Ohlala, has acquired the company in a management buyout. Ohlala is the first online dating platform that facilitates payment between users, allowing male users to request paid dates with female users.
buyer: Ohlala
Ohlala is an online platform for paid dates, bringing users the most efficient and safe way to contact each other. Ohlala is the first online dating platform that facilitates payment between users, allowing male users to request paid dates with female users. "
target: Ohlala
Ohlala is an online platform for paid dates, bringing users the most efficient and safe way to contact each other. Ohlala is the first online dating platform that facilitates payment between users, allowing male users to request paid dates with female users.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/8/2017 via BNC Analysis

Lunch Actually Pte Ltd, acquired Setipe

synopsis: Setipe, the biggest online matchmaking service in Indonesia, has been acquired by Singapore-based dating services provider Lunch Actually Group. Setipe's online matchmaking service provides singles a private, safer and more effective place to meet other compatible singles.
buyer: Lunch Actually Pte Ltd
Lunch Actually is Asia’s first lunch dating specialist who arranges fun and quality dates for busy, pro-active single professionals in a discreet, fun and no pressure environment. It provides a safe, convenient and non-intimidating avenue for busy professionals to meet like-minded people. "
target: Setipe
Setipe.com is an Indonesian online matchmaking service for singles to have a private, safer and more effective place to meet other compatible singles. They curate and introduce matches using demographic, preference, psycho-graphic and social-economic factors.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 5/3/2017 via Yahoo, Inc.

Spark Networks, Inc. will be merged with Affinitas GmbH,

synopsis: Spark Networks, Inc., a company that owns and operates more than 30 niche-focused online properties, and Affinitas GmbH, which operates premium online dating platforms EliteSingles, eDarling and Attractive World, announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement to merge.
buyer: Affinitas GmbH
Affinitas is the Berlin-based dating company behind global brands EliteSingles, Attractive World and eDarling. Designed for singles seeking a committed, long-term relationship, their premium platforms are the ultimate antidote for those tired of flings and short-term romances. "
target: Spark Networks, Inc. (AMEX:LOV:$109.22)
Spark Networks owns and operates more than 30 niche-focused online properties designed to build community, including more than 20 online personals sites such as JDate®.com and ChristianMingle®.com.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 9/5/2016 via Bloomberg

ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE, will acquire PARSHIP GmbH

synopsis: ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE is buying a majority stake in Parship Elite Group from Oakley Capital Private Equity II. Parship, which also owns the ElitePartner brand, started in Germany and has expanded to at least 12 other markets including Sweden, France and Mexico. Parship’s core feature is an algorithm that matches users after a compatibility test.
buyer: ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE (XTRA:PSM:$4,569.40)
ProSiebenSat.1 Group is one of the largest independent media corporations in Europe. With the stations SAT.1, ProSieben, kabel eins, sixx, SAT.1 Gold and ProSieben MAXX, they are number 1 in Germany both in the TV-advertising market and in the audience market. "
target parent: Oakley Capital Limited
target: PARSHIP GmbH
Parship is the leading online dating service for discerning singles in German-speaking Europe. As the inventor of scientific matchmaking in Europe, Parship has supported its members since 2001 to find the right match for a happy long-term relationship.
price ($mm)
$225*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 7/1/2016 via BNC Analysis

Datetix Group Ltd., will acquire Lovestruck

synopsis: DateTix Group will buy Hong Kong, Singapore and UK-based premium online dating platform Lovestruck. The company is the world's best dating service for single professionals. Already booming in London/SE, Hong Kong and Singapore, the award-winning operation can be accessed via web, mobile web, iPhone app and Android app.
buyer: Datetix Group Ltd. (ASX:DTX:$0.17)
DateTix is a mobile and location-based social platform to meet new people for in person and on-demand dates. Whether for friendships, casual dating, serious relationships, or business networking, DateTix connects the right people with each other through amazing dates. "
target: Lovestruck
Lovestruck.com is the world's best dating service for single professionals. Already booming in London/SE, Hong Kong and Singapore, the award-winning operation can be accessed via web, mobile web, iPhone app and Android app.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 12/7/2015 via PR Newswire

Baihe Network Co., Ltd., will acquire Jiayuan.com International Ltd

synopsis: Jiayuan.com International Ltd., operator of the largest online dating platform in China, announced that it has entered into an agreement and plan of merger with LoveWorld Inc. and FutureWorld Inc., wholly-owned subsidiaries of Baihe Network Co., Ltd.
buyer: Baihe Network Co., Ltd.
Beijing Baihe Online Hi-tech Co., Ltd. operates an online marriage matchmaking and friend-making Website in China. The company was founded in 2004 and is based in Beijing, China. "
target: Jiayuan.com International Ltd (DATE:$110.90)
Jiayuan.com International Ltd. operates the largest online dating platform in China. The company is committed to providing a trusted, effective, and user-focused online dating platform that addresses the dating and marriage needs of China's rapidly growing urban singles population.
price ($mm)
$235
rev ($mm)
$111
EBITDA ($mm)
$5
EV / rev
2.1x
EV / EBITDA
48.0x
closed 9/15/2015 via PR Newswire

Agile Wings, acquired Dating Factory

synopsis: Agile Wings, the rapidly growing internet investment / incubator firm, has just bought out all the shareholders of Dating Factory. The company is an award-winning global top company in the white and private label dating industry.
buyer: Agile Wings
Agile Wings is often referred to as "the Lean manufacturing in software development". Using methodologies like scrum and Test Driven development, this new and powerful methodology is beating more traditional approaches of IT project management in efficiency and time to market for new projects. "
target: Dating Factory
Dating Factory was established in 2009 by a team with extensive experience in both affiliate marketing and the online dating industry. Dating Factory has gone on to become one of the global leaders in the provision of white and private label dating services.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 7/14/2015 via PR Newswire

Match.com, will acquire PlentyOfFish

synopsis: The Match Group, the global operator of digital dating products such as Match, Tinder, OkCupid and Meetic, and a subsidiary of IAC, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase PlentyOfFish. The company is an online dating service, popular primarily in Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, Brazil, and the US.
buyer parent: IAC
buyer: Match.com (:$1,863.89)
The Match Group is the world's leading provider of dating products, redefining the way millions of people meet, date and start relationships every day. Their principal brands include Match, Tinder, Meetic, OkCupid and OurTime. "
target: PlentyOfFish
PlentyOfFish (POF) is an online dating service, popular primarily in Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, Brazil, and the United States. The company, based in Vancouver, British Columbia generates revenue through advertising.
price ($mm)
$575
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/8/2015 via BNC Analysis

Oakley Capital Limited, will acquire ElitePartner.de

synopsis: Tomorrow Focus AG has agreed to sell EliteMedianet GmbH, which operates the premium online dating agency ElitePartner, to Oakley Capital Private Equity, a mid-market private equity investor that invests in the UK and Western Europe.
buyer: Oakley Capital Limited (AIM:OCI:$119.66)
Oakley Capital Private Equity is a mid-market private equity investor, that invests in the UK and Western Europe. It is focused on understanding investors’ interests and requirements, while retaining the flexibility to move quickly and decisively in response to their needs. "
target parent: Tomorrow Focus AG
target: ElitePartner.de
EliteMedianet GmbH operates the premium online dating agency ElitePartner. The company was founded in 2004 and is based in Hamburg, Germany.
price ($mm)
$25
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/2/2015 via BNC Analysis

Oakley Capital Limited, acquired PARSHIP GmbH

synopsis: London-based private equity firm Oakley Capital Limited has acqured all shares in parship GmbH from publishing group Georg von Holtzbrinck by way of a management buyout. parship GmbH is one of the leading online dating agencies in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The company was founded in Hamburg in 2001.
buyer: Oakley Capital Limited (AIM:OCI:$119.66)
Oakley Capital Private Equity is a mid-market private equity investor, that invests in the UK and Western Europe. It is focused on understanding investors’ interests and requirements, while retaining the flexibility to move quickly and decisively in response to their needs. "
target parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
target: PARSHIP GmbH
parship was founded in Hamburg in 2001 and is one of the leading online dating agencies in Germany, Austria and Switzerland with over 150 employees.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$73
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/25/2014 via BNC Analysis

Oasis Active will be merged with RSVP,

synopsis: Fairfax Media Limited, the founders of Oasis Active and Ten Network Holdings Limited have agreed to a merger of online dating businesses, RSVP and Oasis Active, bringing together two of Australia’s largest online dating services businesses. Founded in 1997, RSVP was the first online dating site in Australia.
buyer parent: Fairfax Media Ltd.
buyer: RSVP
Founded in 1997, RSVP was the first online dating site in Australia. It was acquired by Fairfax in 2005 and is now part of Fairfax’s Digital Ventures division. The business remains Australia’s largest online dating business. "
target: Oasis Active
Oasis Active is an online dating services business. It was launched in 2008 by co-founders Dave Heysen and Daniel Haigh. Oasis has substantial operations in Australia, as well as strong positions in emerging markets throughout Latin America.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/29/2014 via PE Hub

HowAboutWe, acquired Nerve.com Inc.

synopsis: HowAboutWe.com announced the acquisition of Nerve.com. The company offers a sex and culture-focused editorial online. It also operates a personal platform, that offers an online dating community of nearly 2 million singles. The company is headquartered in New York, NY.
buyer: HowAboutWe
HowAboutWe is a digital lifestyle company dedicated to helping people fall and stay in love. Headquartered in Brooklyn, New York, HowAboutWe is comprised of two subscription-based products, HowAboutWe Dating and HowAboutWe for Couples, and HowAboutWe Media. "
target: Nerve.com Inc.
Nerve.com offers a sex and culture-focused editorial online. It also operates a personal platform, that offers an online dating community of nearly 2 million singles. The company is headquartered in New York, NY.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/1/2013 via Wall Street Journal

Meetic SA, acquired e-kontakt

synopsis: Meetic, the European leader in online dating, announced that it has signed an Agreement for the acquisition of the assets of e-kontakt. E-Kontakt is one of Sweden's largest dating websites.
buyer: Meetic SA (MEECF:$215.42)
Meetic SA is the leader in the European online dating market. It is established in 16 European countries and is available in 13 languages. Meetic is a French stock corporation, with its registered office in Paris. "
target: e-kontakt
E-Kontakt is one of Sweden's largest dating websites.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/18/2013 via PR Web

Plentyoffish Media, Inc., acquired FastLife

synopsis: PlentyOfFish (POF.com), the world’s largest online dating site, is acquiring FastLife, the world’s largest speed dating and singles event company. They organize singles events that enable successful single professionals with busy lifestyles to meet each other.
buyer: Plentyoffish Media, Inc.
PlentyOfFish is the world's largest online dating site with over 60 million registered users. Founded in 2003, PlentyOfFish has been using the most advanced matching system in the industry to help singles all over the world meet, date, and find meaningful relationships. "
target: FastLife
FastLife is Canada's most stylish speed dating and singles’ events service. They organize singles events that enable successful single professionals with busy lifestyles to meet each other. They were founded in 2002, and have branches in Canada, USA, China, Britain, Australia, and New Zealand.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/24/2013 via PR Web

Avalanche, LLC, acquired Golfmates.com

synopsis: Avalanche, LLC acquired Golfmates.com, leading online dating website for single golf enthusiasts. Golfmates.com is the world's first online dating service designed specifically for golfers. The site offers a virtual fairway for single golfers looking to meet and date other golf singles.
buyer: Avalanche, LLC
A pioneer of online dating, Avalanche operates a network of 15+ general and niche dating websites, including its flagship brand Date.com, Matchmaker.com, Amor.com, Jewcier.com, and Militarysingles.com. "
target: Golfmates.com
Golfmates.com is the world's first online dating service designed specifically for golfers. Golfmates.com offers a virtual fairway for single golfers looking to meet and date other golf singles.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 7/17/2013 via BNC Analysis

Grendall Investment Limited, will purchase Casual Dating Business from Cupid plc

synopsis: Cupid plc agreed to sell its 'Casual Dating Business' to Grendall Investment Limited. Cupid is the leading network of Internet dating websites in the United Kingdom and other markets. Its casual dating sites, Benaughty.com and Flirt.com, are great sites for people looking for a cheekier, more flirtatious tone to start with.
buyer: Grendall Investment Limited
Grendall Investment Limited, which is registered in the British Virgin islands, owns a portfolio of online dating sites and is managed by Cupid co-founder and 15% shareholder Max Polyakov. "
seller: Cupid plc (:$39.57)
Cupid plc is the leading network of Internet dating websites in the United Kingdom and other markets. Its casual dating sites, Benaughty.com and Flirt.com, are great sites for people looking for a cheekier, more flirtatious tone to start with.
price ($mm)
$68
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA

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Ticker: OTCPK:CHIC.F
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ChitrChatr Communications Inc.
ChitrChatr Communications Inc.
ChitrChatr Communications Inc. (CHICF) is a Comprehensive Communications Platform in multiple languages for worldwide distribution. Users can make and receive Voice Calls, send and receive Text, Fax, Instant Messages, Emails and integrates with all online Social Networks.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.27)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.31)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Match.com
Match.com
Match Group is a leading provider of dating products available globally. Their portfolio of brands includes Tinder®, Match®, Meetic®, OkCupid®, Hinge®, Pairs™, PlentyOfFish®, and OurTime®, as well as a number of other brands.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,863.89
EBITDA ($mm)
$615.14
EBIT ($mm)
$581.03
Net Income ($mm)
$496.71
Employees
1450
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Ticker: MEECF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Meetic SA
Meetic SA
Meetic SA is the leader in the European online dating market. It is established in 16 European countries and is available in 13 languages. Meetic is a French stock corporation, with its registered office in Paris.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$215.42
EBITDA ($mm)
$47.94
EBIT ($mm)
$41.24
Net Income ($mm)
$15.30
Employees
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Ticker: AMEX:LOV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Spark Networks SE
Spark Networks SE
Spark Networks SE is a leading global dating company with a portfolio of premium brands designed for singles seeking serious long-term relationships. The company has a presence in 29 countries worldwide and is publicly listed on the NYSE American LLC exchange under the ticker symbol "LOV".
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$109.22
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.99)
EBIT ($mm)
($5.60)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
306
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Ticker: DB:TFA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
HolidayCheck Group AG
HolidayCheck Group AG
HolidayCheck Group AG, based in Munich, is a leading European digital company for holidaymakers. Employing around 490 personnel, the company brings together under one roof HolidayCheck AG, HC Touristik GmbH, Driveboo AG, and WebAssets B.V.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$90.36
EBITDA ($mm)
($42.88)
EBIT ($mm)
($83.43)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
490
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Ticker: TSE:6071
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IBJ, Inc.
IBJ, Inc. provides a wide array of marriage hunting services to connect people. They operate an online marriage hunting network, as well as offline marriage hunting events. IBJ was established in 2006 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$90.16
EBITDA ($mm)
$16.21
EBIT ($mm)
$13.94
Net Income ($mm)
$9.67
Employees
406
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cupid plc
Cupid plc
Cupid plc is the leading network of Internet dating websites in the United Kingdom and other markets, with over 54 million members across 58 countries. The company provides a platform that allows people to get together for fun, dating, romance, and friendship.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$39.57
EBITDA ($mm)
$8.62
EBIT ($mm)
$6.50
Net Income ($mm)
$4.82
Employees
231
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Ticker: BMBL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bumble Inc.
Bumble Inc.
Bumble is the parent company that operates Badoo and Bumble, two of the world’s largest dating and connection apps with millions of users globally. The Bumble app was founded by CEO Whitney Wolfe Herd in 2014.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$723.04
EBITDA ($mm)
$82.91
EBIT ($mm)
($23.99)
Net Income ($mm)
$300.83
Employees
700
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Ticker: JASDAQ:6175
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net Marketing Co., Ltd.
Net Marketing Co., Ltd.
Net Marketing Co.,Ltd. is a Japan-based company that provides affiliate advertising services to various businesses. The company also provides an online matchmaking and dating service through their Omiai mobile app.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$79.05
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$2.46
Net Income ($mm)
$1.58
Employees
98
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Ticker: ASX:DTX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Datetix Group Ltd.
Datetix Group Ltd.
DateTix is a mobile and location-based social platform to meet new people for in person and on-demand dates. Whether for friendships, casual dating, serious relationships, or business networking, DateTix connects the right people with each other through amazing dates.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$0.17
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.84)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.85)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: BLCT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BlueCity
BlueCity
BlueCity is a world’s leading online LGBTQ platform. Their Blued mobile app allows its users to connect with each other, express themselves, and access professional health related services and family planning consulting services at their fingertips.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$120.24
EBITDA ($mm)
($6.33)
EBIT ($mm)
($6.71)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
488
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Ticker: BSE:532777
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Info Edge
Info Edge
Starting with a classified recruitment online business, naukri.com, Info Edge has grown and diversified rapidly. Info Edge is India’s premier online classifieds company in recruitment, matrimony, real estate, education and related services.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$149.92
EBITDA ($mm)
$36.59
EBIT ($mm)
$29.91
Net Income ($mm)
$188.32
Employees
4400
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Ticker: PRCH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Porch Group, Inc.
Porch Group, Inc.
Seattle-based Porch Group, the vertical software platform for the home, provides software and services to more than 10,500 home services companies such as home inspectors, moving companies, real estate agencies, utility companies, and warranty companies.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$118.19
EBITDA ($mm)
($62.03)
EBIT ($mm)
($71.65)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1000
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Ticker: NEWM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Media Investment Group Inc. {duplicate}
New Media Investment Group Inc. {duplicate}
New Media is focused primarily on investing in a high quality, diversified portfolio of local media assets, and on growing existing advertising and digital marketing businesses. They are one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the US.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$1,048.96
EBITDA ($mm)
$131.58
EBIT ($mm)
$69.66
Net Income ($mm)
$22.70
Employees
10117
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Ticker: LSE:MONY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Moneysupermarket.com Ltd
Moneysupermarket.com Ltd
Moneysupermarket.com Group PLC provides online price comparison services in the UK. Through their Websites MoneySuperMarket.com, MoneySavingExpert.com, and TravelsuperMarket.com, they provide online services to compare various products in the financial, insurance, travel, and home services markets.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$463.76
EBITDA ($mm)
$161.90
EBIT ($mm)
$149.94
Net Income ($mm)
$109.86
Employees
631
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Ticker: TSE:6048
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DesignOne Japan, Inc.
DesignOne Japan, Inc.
DesignOne Japan is an internet media company in Japan. DesignOne Japan operates Ekiten, one of the largest local information word-of-mouth sites in Japan. Ekiten enables people to find information and reviews for all kinds of shops and services, including restaurants, hair salons, dentists and more.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$20.09
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.05
EBIT ($mm)
$3.92
Net Income ($mm)
$1.88
Employees
120
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