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closed 7/12/2006 via PR Newswire

Collectors Universe, acquired Expos Unlimited LLC

synopsis: Collectors Universe, Inc., a leading provider of value-added authentication and grading services to dealers and collectors of high-value collectibles and to sellers and purchasers of diamonds and other high value assets, announced its acquisition of Expos Unlimited LLC a tradeshow management company.
buyer: Collectors Universe (CLCT:$44.43)
Collectors Universe is a full-service provider of value-added services to dealers and collectors of coins, sportscards, sports memorabilia, rare currency and rare records. "
target: Expos Unlimited LLC
Expos Unlimited LLC is a tradeshow management company that operates internationally renowned coin, stamp and collectibles shows in Long Beach and Santa Clara, California.
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$2.40
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closed 1/28/2013 via PR Newswire

US Antique Shows, acquired Miami National Antiques Show & Sale

synopsis: US Antique Shows is expanding its portfolio with the acquisition of the Miami National Antiques Show & Sale from Dolphin Promotions. The Miami National Antiques Show features 150 exhibitors annually, presenting a wide range of quality antique furniture, decorative and fine arts.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: US Antique Shows
US Antique Shows is the world's largest indoor antique show and a division of GLM. US Antique Shows produces fairs in Miami Beach, Las Vegas, New York and Los Angeles, and draws annually more than 1,500 dealers exhibiting merchandise to nearly 30,000 consumers and retailers. "
target parent: Dolphin Promotions
target: Miami National Antiques Show & Sale
The Miami National Antiques Show features 150 exhibitors annually, presenting a wide range of quality antique furniture, decorative and fine arts. Now in its 36th year, it is one of the longest-running antique shows in south Florida, an international antiques marketplace during the winter season.
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closed 10/27/2015 via BusinessWire

Time Inc. UK, acquired ICHF Events

synopsis: Time Inc. (UK) Ltd. announced that it has acquired International Craft & Hobby Fair Limited (ICHF Events), an events business specialising in trade and consumer events in the crafts arena. ICHF Events is the UK market leader in the sector, running a programme of 24 consumer and trade crafting shows held at major UK exhibition centres.
buyer parent: Time Inc.
buyer: Time Inc. UK
Time Inc. UK is Britain’s leading publisher of print and digital magazine content. With more than 60 iconic brands – including Decanter, Country Life, Horse & Hound, NME, and What's on TV – Time Inc. UK creates content for multiple platforms, across print, online, mobile, tablets and experiences. "
target: ICHF Events
ICHF Events (International Craft & Hobby Fair Ltd) was established in 1976. Initially concentrating on two trade exhibitions, the company quickly grew and has continued to expand during its four decades of trading to now run 24 exhibitions within the creative craft and hobby industry.
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closed 6/20/2005 via BNC Analysis

ABRY Partners, acquired F&W Publications, Inc.

synopsis: Boston-based ABRY Partners, a media-focused private equity investment firm, has signed an agreement to acquire Cincinnati-based F+W Publications , a deal worth $500 million, which is 10 times EBITDA or 2 times revenue, according to Adam Gross, Vice President of Marketing and Communications, New York-based The Jordan, Edmiston Group.
buyer: ABRY Partners
ABRY Partners is one of the most experienced and successful media-focused private equity investment firms in North America. Since 1989, ABRY has completed over $7.0 billion of leveraged transactions and other private equity investments, representing investments in more than 450 media properties. "
target: F&W Publications, Inc.
F+W is a publisher of special interest magazines and books in a broad variety of consumer enthusiast categories. The Company also operates book clubs, conferences, trade shows, websites and education programs, focused on the same consumer hobbies and enthusiast subject areas.
price ($mm)
$500
rev ($mm)
$250
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$50
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2.0x
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10.0x
closed 11/3/2005 via Company Press Release

dmg world media ltd, acquired Expressions of Culture, Inc.

synopsis: dmg world media today announced it has acquired Expressions of Culture, Inc. (EOC), producer of the Annual International Expositions of Sculpture Objects & Functional Art: SOFA CHICAGO and SOFA NEW YORK.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: dmg world media ltd
dmg world media is an international exhibition and publishing company that produces more than 300 market-leading trade exhibitions, consumer shows and fairs, in addition to 45 related magazines, newspapers, directories and market reports. "
target: Expressions of Culture, Inc.
Expressions of Culture, Inc. (EOC), producer of the Annual International Expositions of Sculpture Objects & Functional Art: SOFA CHICAGO and SOFA NEW YORK. SOFA Chicago just completed its twelfth annual fall exposition at Navy Pier attended by more than 30,000 people, while the New York edition at t
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closed 2/1/2010 via Company Press Release

Brand Affinity Technologies, acquired Beelya

synopsis: Brand Affinity Technologies, Inc. (BAT), the company reinventing the business of endorsement marketing, has acquired Beelya, the leading creator of authentic, virtual sports collectables. The acquisition allows BAT to extend its portfolio of endorsement offerings, as advertisers look to tap into the power of athlete and celebrity brands.
buyer: Brand Affinity Technologies
Brand Affinity Technologies is reinventing the business of endorsement marketing by making it easy and affordable for advertisers of all sizes to launch ad campaigns featuring athletes and celebrities. "
target: Beelya
Beelya (pronounced "beel-yuh") creates and distributes authentic, licensed sports collectibles across social networks and virtual worlds. Millions of virtual goods are purchased every day.
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closed 7/12/2006 via PR Newswire

Collectors Universe, acquired Expos Unlimited LLC

synopsis: Collectors Universe, Inc., a leading provider of value-added authentication and grading services to dealers and collectors of high-value collectibles and to sellers and purchasers of diamonds and other high value assets, announced its acquisition of Expos Unlimited LLC a tradeshow management company.
buyer: Collectors Universe (CLCT:$44.43)
Collectors Universe is a full-service provider of value-added services to dealers and collectors of coins, sportscards, sports memorabilia, rare currency and rare records. "
target: Expos Unlimited LLC
Expos Unlimited LLC is a tradeshow management company that operates internationally renowned coin, stamp and collectibles shows in Long Beach and Santa Clara, California.
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closed 9/15/2011 via PR Newswire

Collectors Universe Inc., acquired Coinflation.com

synopsis: Collectors Universe, Inc., a leading provider of value-added authentication and grading services to dealers and collectors of high-value collectibles, announced that it has purchased the assets of Coinflation.com, an informational website providing precious metal values and the intrinsic values of individual coins.
buyer: Collectors Universe Inc. (CLCT:$44.43)
Collectors Universe, Inc. is a leading provider of value-added services to the high-value collectibles markets. The Company authenticates and grades collectible coins, trading cards, event tickets, autographs, memorabilia and stamps. "
target: Coinflation.com
Coinflation.com is an informational website providing precious metal values and the intrinsic values of individual coins. New features are usually added every month and articles about coins and inflation are posted daily.
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$0.75
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closed 7/12/2006 via PR Newswire

Collectors Universe, acquired Expos Unlimited LLC

synopsis: Collectors Universe, Inc., a leading provider of value-added authentication and grading services to dealers and collectors of high-value collectibles and to sellers and purchasers of diamonds and other high value assets, announced its acquisition of Expos Unlimited LLC a tradeshow management company.
buyer: Collectors Universe (CLCT:$44.43)
Collectors Universe is a full-service provider of value-added services to dealers and collectors of coins, sportscards, sports memorabilia, rare currency and rare records. "
target: Expos Unlimited LLC
Expos Unlimited LLC is a tradeshow management company that operates internationally renowned coin, stamp and collectibles shows in Long Beach and Santa Clara, California.
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closed 9/6/2005 via PR Newswire

Collectors Universe, acquired Certified Coin Exchange

synopsis: Collectors Universe, Inc., a leading provider of value-added authentication and grading and other value-added services to dealers and collectors of high-value collectibles, today announced that it has completed its purchase of Certified Coin Exchange (CCE) and a related business for $2.18 million in cash.
buyer: Collectors Universe (CLCT:$44.43)
Collectors Universe is a full-service provider of value-added services to dealers and collectors of coins, sportscards, sports memorabilia, rare currency and rare records. "
target: Certified Coin Exchange
Certified Coin Exchange has been a marketplace in US certified rare coin trading between major coin dealers in the United States since 1990, with similar operations for uncertified coins dating back to the 1960's.
price ($mm)
$2.18
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closed 9/25/2015 via PR Newswire

Auctionata, acquired ValueMyStuff

synopsis: The leading online auction house Auctionata has acquired the London-based valuation company ValueMyStuff (VMS). VMS offers fee-based valuations with a team of over sixty fine art, luxury objects, antiques and collectibles specialists who have formerly worked at major international auction houses.
buyer: Auctionata
Auctionata brings the world of unique works of art, antiques and luxury collectibles to the internet. As the inventor of the livestream auction, Auctionata broadcasts auctions in real-time and provides an online auction room that is accessible to bidders worldwide via desktop and mobile devices. "
target: ValueMyStuff
ValueMyStuff offers fee-based valuations with a team of over sixty fine art, luxury objects, antiques and collectibles specialists who have formerly worked at major international auction houses. It is one of the largest online valuation companies in the global market.
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announced 8/8/2019 via BNC Analysis

Animoca Brands, will acquire Quidd, Inc.

synopsis: Hong Kong-based Animoca Brands Corporation Limited will acquire Quidd, Inc., a digital goods company. Quidd owns and operates the leading global marketplace for buying and selling digital collectibles. The Quidd marketplace, catalog, and collections are accessed by a community of end-users via the Quidd mobile application.
buyer: Animoca Brands (ASX:AB1:$8.69)
Hong Kong-based Animoca Brands leverages gamification, blockchain, and AI technologies to develop and publish a broad portfolio of mobile products including games such as The Sandbox and Crazy Kings as well as products based on popular intellectual properties such as Garfield and Thomas & Friends. "
target parent: Sequoia Capital
target: Quidd, Inc.
Quidd is the world's leading marketplace for buying and selling digital collectibles. Through its apps, millions of people collect, buy, sell, and display limited-edition digital stickers, cards, and 3D toys featuring IP from the world’s best media and entertainment brands.
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$5.00
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closed 10/13/2016 via PR Newswire

Auction Mobility, acquired Lofty

synopsis: Auction Mobility, LLC announced the acquisition of Lofty.com, the trusted online marketplace for fine and decorative art. The acquisition enables Auction Mobility's art and collectible auction house clients to seamlessly publish their catalogs to their own white-labeled platforms provided by Auction Mobility, and to the Lofty.com marketplace.
buyer: Auction Mobility
Auction Mobility is the world's leading mobile and tablet auction platform, providing clients with a unique digital experience to promote their brand across mobile, tablet and the web. Buyers can participate from anywhere in the world as if they were sitting feet from the auctioneer. "
target: Lofty
Lofty.com, the trusted online marketplace for art and collectibles, provides access to unique inventory sourced from professional sellers around the world, helping buyers find items they will treasure with peace of mind. Buying and selling art and collectibles on Lofty.com is seamless and simple.
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closed 4/22/2014 via PR Web

Vertana Group LLC, acquired CollectableDiecast.com

synopsis: Vertana Group LLC, an e-commerce company based in New York City, has announced that it has acquired the assets of CollectableDiecast.com, the leading online retailer of collectable diecast cars.
buyer parent: 354 Partners LLC
buyer: Vertana Group LLC
Vertana Group is a NYC-based e-commerce company that acquires, develops and consolidates the operations of online retailers with high potential for growth. "
target: CollectableDiecast.com
CollectableDiecast.com was founded in 2000 by Eli and Adam Strickland, and is the leading online retailer of diecast cars. CollectableDiecast.com offers over 5,000 SKUs from 55 brands, and ships to customers throughout the United States and internationally.
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announced 10/31/2012 via BNC Analysis

Stanley Gibbons Group Ltd., will acquire bidstart

synopsis: The Stanley Gibbons Group plc has conditionally agreed to acquire the assets of Stampwants.com Inc, trading as bidStart, a US-based collectibles business. The business operates a customised search engine specifically built for the trading of collectibles, providing a fully transparent marketplace for buyers and sellers.
buyer: Stanley Gibbons Group Ltd. (AIM:SGI:$88.38)
Stanley Gibbons Ltd is the market leader in the stamp collecting market and the Gibbons name is synonymous with the hobby. Its catalogues are considered the standard reference guide for the stamp collecting world. The company also hosts live and online auctions and publishes magazines. "
target: bidstart
bidStart is an online marketplace and community connecting buyers and sellers of collectibles; including stamps, coins, comics, sports cards and more; offering auction & store items. bidStart offers unrivaled customer service with a personal touch and low selling fees.
price ($mm)
$0.67
rev ($mm)
$0
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.3x
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closed 10/30/2008 via PR Newswire

WorthPoint Corporation, acquired GoAntiques, Inc.

synopsis: Atlanta-based WorthPoint, a leading online source for information about art, antiques and collectibles, announced that it has completed its acquisition of Dublin, Ohio-based GoAntiques, an online network for buying and selling antiques and collectibles.
buyer: WorthPoint Corporation
Founded in 2007, WorthPoint has quickly become the largest social network for researching the worth of antiques and collectibles. More than 50,000 people registered as WorthPoint members in the company's first nine months. "
target: GoAntiques, Inc.
Founded in 1994, by Kathy Kamnikar, as Antique Networking, GoAntiques is the oldest Web antiques-and-collectibles site. It offers 600,000 items from more than 1,300 dealers in 31 countries and the world's largest antiques and collectibles price guide, PriceMiner(R).
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closed 9/6/2005 via PR Newswire

Collectors Universe, acquired Certified Coin Exchange

synopsis: Collectors Universe, Inc., a leading provider of value-added authentication and grading and other value-added services to dealers and collectors of high-value collectibles, today announced that it has completed its purchase of Certified Coin Exchange (CCE) and a related business for $2.18 million in cash.
buyer: Collectors Universe (CLCT:$44.43)
Collectors Universe is a full-service provider of value-added services to dealers and collectors of coins, sportscards, sports memorabilia, rare currency and rare records. "
target: Certified Coin Exchange
Certified Coin Exchange has been a marketplace in US certified rare coin trading between major coin dealers in the United States since 1990, with similar operations for uncertified coins dating back to the 1960's.
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$2.18
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announced 6/3/2019 via BNC Analysis

Fanatics, Inc., will acquire Steiner Sports

synopsis: Fanatics, global leader in licensed sports merchandise, has reached an agreement to acquire Steiner Sports, a company that was founded as an athlete marketing firm but has expanded into memorabilia, selling autographed items. The deal does not include Steiner’s athlete contracts.
buyer: Fanatics, Inc.
The global leader in licensed sports merchandise, Fanatics is changing the way fans purchase their team apparel and jerseys through an innovative, tech-infused approach to making and selling fan gear in today’s on-demand culture. Fanatics sells the largest collection of timeless merchandise. "
target: Steiner Sports
Steiner Sports was founded as an athlete marketing company. They later expanded into memorabilia, selling autographed items. Steiner Sports is the exclusive distributor of game-used items for the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Dallas Cowboys, Notre Dame, Syracuse and other entities.
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closed 5/27/2015 via BNC Analysis

Marka, acquired Icons Shop Limited

synopsis: Marka, the first public joint stock company focused on the UAE’s retail sector, has purchased a 65 per cent stake in the UK-based online retailer Icons Shop, the world’s largest football memorabilia company.
buyer: Marka (DFM:MARKA:$0.00)
Marka is the UAE’s first publicly traded retail operator focusing exclusively on the Fashion, Hospitality and Sports segments. It was founded in 2014 and is based in Dubai. "
target: Icons Shop Limited
Icons Shop Limited operates a Website which sells football memorabilia. The company was founded in 1999 and is based in London, United Kingdom.
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$4.17*
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closed 9/18/2012 via PR Newswire

1stdibs, acquired Online Galleries

synopsis: 1stdibs, the leading online global marketplace for rare and desirable objects, is pleased to announce that it has just purchased Online Galleries, the prestigious UK-owned online services provider to the arts and antiques trade.
buyer: 1stdibs
1stdibs is a global marketplace that is a recognised and trusted source for collectors, interior designers and buyers around the world. Each week an average of 2,500 rare and beautiful objects are catalogued and added to the 1stdibs website by its 1,700 international dealers. "
target: Online Galleries
Online Galleries is the world's most respected art and antiques community that offers professionals, private collectors and academics a safe environment to search for the highest quality art and antiques.
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closed 4/10/2013 via PR Web

Park Avenue Numismatics, acquired StraightSilver.com

synopsis: Park Avenue Numismatics announced that it has purchased StraightSilver.com. The precious metals website focuses on the sale of silver bullion and related items, including American Silver Eagles, Canadian Maples, Silver Philharmonics, certified silver bullion, silver rounds, bars as well as a variety of mint products.
buyer: Park Avenue Numismatics
Established in 1988, Park Avenue Numismatics has bought, sold and handled over $750,000,000 in PCGS and NGC certified rare coins and precious metals. They offer a $30 million inventory via internet website http://www.parkavenumis.com or mobile site m.parkavenumis.com. "
target: StraightSilver.com
StraightSilver.com was formed to provide the retail public the finest silver art rounds and bullion bars available. They set out to create a web site environment, to not only sell the highest quality silver products, but to also educate their client base.
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announced 5/10/2017 via BNC Analysis

NBCUniversal, LLC., will acquire Craftsy Inc.

synopsis: NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies, is set to acquire a majority stake in Craftsy, a producer of engaging, interactive, broadcast-quality video online classes in quilting, sewing, knitting, cake decorating, art, jewelry making, and more. Their Courses are taught by world-renowned instructors.
buyer parent: Comcast Corporation
buyer: NBCUniversal, LLC.
NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. "
target: Craftsy Inc.
Craftsy provides passionate makers with an extraordinary learning experience through video classes, inspirational kits and patterns, and a wide assortment of physical products. Craftsy offers classes in quilting, sewing, knitting, cake decorating, art, photography, cooking and many more categories.
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closed 9/19/2019 via Company Press Release

Katy Sue Designs Ltd, acquired Acrylic Crafts

synopsis: Katy Sue Designs, the award-winning South Shields based Craft Manufacturer and Retailer, has acquired the local MDF (medium density fiberboard) and Acrylic business Acrylic Crafts, an independent online platform and manufacturing company that offers customizable, made to order items.
buyer: Katy Sue Designs Ltd
UK-based Katy Sue Designs are award-winning manufacturers of design-led craft products. Their range crosses over general crafts, papercrafts, and cake decorating and includes adult coloring books, highly detailed silicone molds, tools, stamps, and the Flower Soft sprinkles embellishment range. "
target: Acrylic Crafts
Acrylic Craft is an independent online platform and manufacturing company in the UK. Acrylic Craft specializes in creating made to order only items that are custom made to each customers' exact specifications, as well as offering a wide and varied product range that can also be customized.
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closed 10/17/2018 via BNC Analysis

Bukalapak, acquired Prelo

synopsis: Bukalapak, the largest online marketplace in Southeast Asia, has acquihired Prelo, an online marketplace for second-hand goods in Indonesia. Prelo allows users to safely buy and sell used goods in a variety of categories, including clothing, accessories, beauty products, books, gadgets, hobbies, antiques, babies & kids, and home & living.
buyer: Bukalapak
Bukalapak is the largest online marketplace in Southeast Asia. Bukalapak sells a diverse range of products, including clothing, food, electronics, tickets, office supplies, cars, and more. Bukalapak connects sellers to tens of millions of online shoppers. "
target: Prelo
Prelo is an online marketplace for second-hand goods in Indonesia. Prelo allows users to safely buy and sell used goods in a variety of categories, including clothing, accessories, beauty products, books, gadgets, hobbies, antiques, babies & kids, and home & living.
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closed 11/13/2017 via PR Newswire

A.C. Moore Arts & Crafts, Inc., acquired Blitsy

synopsis: A.C. Moore Arts and Crafts, the specialty retailer operating 135 brick and mortar locations across the East Coast, has acquired e-commerce company Blitsy, a leading online retailer of arts and crafts products. Blitsy's mission is to provide the best selection, value, inspiration, and online shopping experience for creative people worldwide.
buyer: A.C. Moore Arts & Crafts, Inc.
A.C. Moore is a specialty retailer offering a vast selection of arts, crafts and floral merchandise to a broad demographic of customers. Established in Moorestown, N.J. in 1985, A.C. Moore has since expanded to more than 135 stores, located in the Eastern United States from Maine to Florida. "
target: Blitsy
Founded in 2011, Blitsy is an innovative e-commerce company changing the way creative people worldwide buy arts and crafts supplies. Their mission is to provide the best selection, value, inspiration, and online shopping experience for creative people worldwide.
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closed 2/27/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Premier Needle Arts Inc., acquired Crafts Americana Group, Inc.

synopsis: Blue Point Capital Partners and its Blue Point III portfolio company, Premier Needle Arts (“PNA”), announced the acquisition of Crafts Americana Group, Inc. (“CAG”), a leading supplier of knitting, crochet, quilting, sewing and other hobbyist products. CAG sells craft products online and through a mail order catalog.
buyer parent: Blue Point Capital Partners
buyer: Premier Needle Arts Inc.
Premier Needle Arts, headquartered in North Salt Lake, UT, is a leading provider of sewing, quilting, knitting and fiber art supplies and products to a global network of independent quilting stores, sewing retailers, quilting distributors and dealers and consumers. "
target: Crafts Americana Group, Inc.
Crafts Americana Group is a family owned business offering crafters quality supplies at affordable prices. The company has three divisions - knitting, quilting, and tole painting. The company sells their supplies online and through a mail order catalog.
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closed 9/30/2016 via BNC Analysis

Modern Star Pty Ltd, acquired CleverPatch Pty Ltd.

synopsis: Navis Capital Partners has embarked on the acquisition of CleverPatch for its education resources company Modern Star, which it has aspirations to grow and sell within about two years. CleverPatch is fast becoming Australia’s most creative online craft store. With over 4,500 products, CleverPatch has everything to design, create and make.
buyer parent: Navis Capital Partners
buyer: Modern Star Pty Ltd
Modern Star Pty Ltd is a leading Australian business-to-business distributor of education resources to early childhood centres and schools. Modern Star is the original and largest supplier of educational ‘hands on’ resources to education institutions all across Australia and New Zealand. "
target: CleverPatch Pty Ltd.
CleverPatch is fast becoming Australia’s most creative online craft store. CleverPatch is all about the doing! With over 4,500 products and 1,200 free ideas they have everything to design, create and make…they have everything covered for the budding crafters at home and school!
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closed 6/14/2016 via BNC Analysis

Giftxoxo, acquired BookMyInterest

synopsis: Experiential rewards and recognition startup Giftxoxo has acqui-hired Bengaluru-based startup BookMyInterest, a marketplace for hobbies and leisure activities.
buyer: Giftxoxo
Giftxoxo is a company focused on experiential gifting since its start in 2012. Giftxoxo’s unique Corporate Gifts make them the pioneer in the gifting industry. Giftxoxo specializes in Experiences gifts, Gift vouchers and Rewards and the Recognition Portal - XoxoEngage. "
target: BookMyInterest
BookMyInterest is a marketplace for hobbies and leisure activities. BookMyInterest which is owned and operated by MyInt Technologies Pvt Ltd., facilitates search of verified and rated service providers catering to various interests and hobbies.
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closed 6/25/2014 via BNC Analysis

Etsy Inc., acquired A Little Market

synopsis: Etsy, a marketplace where people around the world connect to buy and sell unique goods, announced that it has acquired a French company called A Little Market, a Paris-based online marketplace for handmade items.
buyer: Etsy Inc. (ETSY:$652.12)
Etsy is a marketplace where people around the world connect to buy and sell unique goods. Their mission is to re-imagine commerce in ways that build a more fulfilling and lasting world. Etsy is a venue made up of individual artists and crafters who maintain their own online shops. "
target: A Little Market
A Little Market is a Paris-based online marketplace for handmade items. The company was incorporated in 2009 and is based in Paris, France.
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closed 6/24/2013 via BusinessWire

Demand Media, Inc., acquired Society6

synopsis: Demand Media® announced that it has acquired Society6, a leading digital marketplace powered by artists. The e-commerce marketplace enables artists to seamlessly upload and merchandise unique artwork and sell a variety of products, such as phone cases, art prints, home décor, and other merchandise.
buyer: Demand Media, Inc. (LFGR:$135.50)
Demand Media, Inc. is a leading digital media and domain services company that informs and entertains one of the internet’s largest audiences, helps advertisers find innovative ways to engage with their customers and enables publishers, individuals and businesses to expand their online presence. "
target: Society6
Society6 is a leading digital marketplace powered by artists. The e-commerce marketplace enables artists to seamlessly upload and merchandise unique artwork and sell a variety of products, such as phone cases, art prints, home décor, and other merchandise.
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$19
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Ticker: AIM:SGI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stanley Gibbons Group Ltd.
Stanley Gibbons Group Ltd.
Stanley Gibbons Ltd is the market leader in the stamp collecting market and the Gibbons name is synonymous with the hobby. Its catalogues are considered the standard reference guide for the stamp collecting world. The company also hosts live and online auctions and publishes magazines.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$88.38
EBITDA ($mm)
$12.15
EBIT ($mm)
$10.35
Net Income ($mm)
$3.03
Employees
293
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Ticker: JAS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores
Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores
Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, the nation’s leading fabric and craft retailer with locations in 49 states, was founded in 1943 as a single retail store. Approximately 860 Jo-Ann stores across the country provide consumers all the fabrics, craft supplies and inspiration they need.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$1,990.70
EBITDA ($mm)
$170.40
EBIT ($mm)
$114.10
Net Income ($mm)
$66.60
Employees
21135
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Ticker: ETSY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Etsy Inc.
Etsy Inc.
Etsy operates marketplaces where millions of people around the world connect, both online and offline, to make, sell and buy unique goods. Etsy also offers a wide range of seller services and tools that help creative entrepreneurs start, grow and manage their businesses.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$652.12
EBITDA ($mm)
$119.51
EBIT ($mm)
$100.88
Net Income ($mm)
$96.10
Employees
914
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Ticker: LVWR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
LiveWire Mobile
LiveWire Mobile
Livewire Mobile, Inc. is a Mobile Internet powerhouse with one of the most comprehensive one-stop digital entertainment solutions for network operators, consumer device manufacturers, brands and media companies entering the mobile market.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$13.25
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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