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closed 10/9/2006 via PR Newswire

CMP Technology, Inc., acquired The Game Initiative

synopsis: CMP Technology, the leading marketing solutions provider to the global technology industry and parent company of the industry-leading Game Developers Conference, has acquired The Game Initiative, a producer of conferences and events targeting game industry professionals. The deal is effective immediately.
buyer parent: United Business Media PLC
buyer: CMP Technology, Inc.
CMP Technology is the USA's leading high tech B2B media company, providing marketing solutions for the global technology industry. Through its market-leading portfolio of trusted information brands, CMP Tech has earned the confidence of more technology professionals than any other media company. "
target parent: Sherman Ventures, LLC
target: The Game Initiative
The Austin Game Conference is produced by The Game Initiative, a leading producer of conferences and events for game industry professionals.
price ($mm)
$1.15
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.8x
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/22/2019 via BNC Analysis

OverActive Media, acquired MediaXP, Inc.

synopsis: OverActive Media, the parent company of Splyce and Toronto Defiant, has launched a live events production division following the acquisition of Toronto-based esports events company MediaXP. MediaXP was founded in 2015 as an esports-specific live events company that worked with the likes of Dome Productions and Red Bull Canada.
buyer: OverActive Media
OverActive Media (OAM) is an integrated global company delivering esports and video game entertainment. OAM combines team ownership with audience engagement to better connect with fans, franchise partners and corporate sponsors around the world. "
target: MediaXP, Inc.
MediaXP is a Toronto-based esports events company. MediaXP was founded in 2015 as an esports-specific live events company that worked with the likes of Dome Productions and Red Bull Canada.
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closed 12/12/2018 via gamesindustry.biz

Greenlit Content, acquired Casual Connect

synopsis: Greenlit Content, a content marketing agency that specializes in creating compelling content aimed at gamers, has acquired Casual Connect, one of the largest casual gaming trade shows in the world. Casual Connect's events allow professional developers to learn more about iPhone, Social, Android, Browser MMO and Download Game development.
buyer: Greenlit Content
Greenlit Content is a content marketing agency that specializes in creating compelling content aimed at gamers. Greenlit creates content in every format, including videos, livestreams, written articles, VR, and more. Greenlit also helps their clients create and launch their own websites. "
target: Casual Connect
Casual Connect is one of the largest casual gaming trade shows in the world. Over 10,000 professionals attend Casual Connect events around the world to learn more about iPhone, Social, Android, Browser MMO and Download Game development.
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closed 5/8/2006 via PR Newswire

Verizon Communications, purchased a minority stake in Super Computer International, Inc.

synopsis: Verizon has expanded its involvement in the growing online video gaming arena by acquiring an equity position in Super Computer International Inc. (SCI), a leading provider of high-performance game-server hosting solutions, gameplay-related services and fully integrated gaming portals.
buyer: Verizon Communications (VZ:$128,375.00)
Verizon Communications Inc., a Dow 30 company, is a leader in delivering broadband and other communication innovations to wireline and wireless customers. "
target: Super Computer International, Inc.
Super Computer International, Inc (SCI) is a well-established provider of gaming client applications, on-game display technologies, backend infrastructure and support for high speed online multiplayer video gaming.
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closed 6/11/2018 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired Blindlight

synopsis: Keywords Studios, an Irish international technical services provider for the video game industry, acquired video game production services provider Blindlight. California based Blindlight works on behalf of game publishers and developers in managing the production processes for the parts of games that benefit from Hollywood production resources.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$421.54)
Based in Ireland, Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the video games industry. They provide integrated art production, engineering, audio services, testing, localization and player support services across 50 languages and 14 game platforms in more than 20 countries. "
target: Blindlight
Blindlight works for game publishers and developers in managing the entire production processes for the parts of games that benefit from Hollywood production resources. Their services include voice-over production, celebrity management, game writing, music, sound design and motion capture.
price ($mm)
$5.20
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
10.0x
closed 10/9/2006 via PR Newswire

CMP Technology, Inc., acquired The Game Initiative

synopsis: CMP Technology, the leading marketing solutions provider to the global technology industry and parent company of the industry-leading Game Developers Conference, has acquired The Game Initiative, a producer of conferences and events targeting game industry professionals. The deal is effective immediately.
buyer parent: United Business Media PLC
buyer: CMP Technology, Inc.
CMP Technology is the USA's leading high tech B2B media company, providing marketing solutions for the global technology industry. Through its market-leading portfolio of trusted information brands, CMP Tech has earned the confidence of more technology professionals than any other media company. "
target parent: Sherman Ventures, LLC
target: The Game Initiative
The Austin Game Conference is produced by The Game Initiative, a leading producer of conferences and events for game industry professionals.
price ($mm)
$1.15
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.8x
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/23/2008 via Company Press Release

CMP Technology, Inc., acquired Think Service, Inc.

synopsis: United Business Media plc announced that it has acquired Think Service, Inc. on behalf of CMP Technology. UBM has acquired Think Service from its founder-owners for an initial cash consideration of $24.5 million, with a further performance-related consideration of up to $5 million, payable over the next 12 months.
buyer parent: United Business Media PLC
buyer: CMP Technology, Inc.
CMP Technology is the USA's leading high tech B2B media company, providing marketing solutions for the global technology industry. Through its market-leading portfolio of trusted information brands, CMP Tech has earned the confidence of more technology professionals than any other media company. "
target: Think Service, Inc.
Think Service is dedicated to helping IT service and support professionals and their organizations maximize the return on their professional development expenditures. To this end, TSI focuses on establishing industry best practices, developing certification and training programs.
price ($mm)
$25
rev ($mm)
$15
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/3/2008 via PR Newswire

CMP Technology, Inc., acquired Mass Events Labs

synopsis: CMP, a media and marketing solutions company serving the technology industry, announced the acquisition of Mass Events Labs, the producer of unconference-style and custom events. Mass Events Labs will join CMP's Business Technology Group.
buyer parent: United Business Media PLC
buyer: CMP Technology, Inc.
CMP Technology is the USA's leading high tech B2B media company, providing marketing solutions for the global technology industry. Through its market-leading portfolio of trusted information brands, CMP Tech has earned the confidence of more technology professionals than any other media company. "
target: Mass Events Labs
Mass Events Labs is a leading producer of custom events and unconferences that are, in-part, based on the Open Space methodology. An unconference's agenda is determined by the participants, generally day-by-day during the course of the event, rather than by the event's organizers in advance.
price ($mm)
$1.20
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
5.8x
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/12/2007 via PR Newswire

CMP Technology, Inc., acquired Portelligent

synopsis: CMP, a media and marketing solutions company serving the technology industry, has acquired Portelligent, the leading provider of product teardowns to the electronics industry.
buyer parent: United Business Media PLC
buyer: CMP Technology, Inc.
CMP Technology is the USA's leading high tech B2B media company, providing marketing solutions for the global technology industry. Through its market-leading portfolio of trusted information brands, CMP Tech has earned the confidence of more technology professionals than any other media company. "
target: Portelligent
Portelligent is the world's premiere product teardown firm, delivering product analyses and related research in mobile, wireless, and consumer electronics to a global client base. Portelligent's technology intelligence enables clients to make faster, better, and more cost-effective decisions.
price ($mm)
$8.00
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.5x
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/6/2007 via PR Newswire

Beyond.com, acquired Tech Careers

synopsis: Beyond.com has acquired http://www.TechCareers.com from CMP Technology, which includes all of its staff and assets, located in New York City. This acquisition allows Beyond.com to gain broad penetration within the IT and Engineering sectors.
buyer parent: Safeguard Scientifics, Inc.
buyer: Beyond.com
Beyond.com, Inc., the largest provider of career software, powers a network of more than 15,000 niche websites and online communities dedicated to helping business professionals, corporations and vertical communities connect with each other by providing relevant search and networking tools. "
target parent: United Business Media PLC
target: Tech Careers
TechCareers' custom hiring solutions recruits top quality tech and engineering professionals. We offer an integrated approach to reaching hard-to-find passive job seekers.
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closed 7/27/2007 via Company Press Release

CMP Technology, Inc., acquired Semiconductor Insights

synopsis: CMP Technology, a targeted media and marketing solutions company serving the technology industry, has acquired Semiconductor Insights, the premier provider of technical and intellectual property information to the global semiconductor industry.
buyer parent: United Business Media PLC
buyer: CMP Technology, Inc.
CMP Technology is the USA's leading high tech B2B media company, providing marketing solutions for the global technology industry. Through its market-leading portfolio of trusted information brands, CMP Tech has earned the confidence of more technology professionals than any other media company. "
target: Semiconductor Insights
Semiconductor Insights is the leading technical advisor to the world’s microelectronics community. SI supports its clients through the technical investigation of patents, integrated circuits and electronic systems.
price ($mm)
$26
rev ($mm)
$23
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.5x
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/3/2007 via PR Newswire

CMP Technology, Inc., acquired How Machines Work Corporation

synopsis: CMP Technology, a targeted media and marketing solutions company serving the technology industry, has acquired How Machines Work Corporation.
buyer parent: United Business Media PLC
buyer: CMP Technology, Inc.
CMP Technology is the USA's leading high tech B2B media company, providing marketing solutions for the global technology industry. Through its market-leading portfolio of trusted information brands, CMP Tech has earned the confidence of more technology professionals than any other media company. "
target: How Machines Work Corporation
TechInsights Studio (formerly How Machines Work) is the web development arm of TechInsights™. Headquartered in Chicago, the Studio focuses on developing and supporting next-generation, interactive environments for internal and external clients.
price ($mm)
$1.80
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closed 1/4/2007 via PR Newswire

CMP Technology, Inc., acquired Customer Contact Center Standard

synopsis: United Business Media plc announces that its CMP Technology division has acquired Customer Contact Center Standard for a total cash consideration of $350,000.
buyer parent: United Business Media PLC
buyer: CMP Technology, Inc.
CMP Technology is the USA's leading high tech B2B media company, providing marketing solutions for the global technology industry. Through its market-leading portfolio of trusted information brands, CMP Tech has earned the confidence of more technology professionals than any other media company. "
target: Customer Contact Center Standard
Customer Contact Center Standard provides service quality and operational performance certification for Chinese call centres, as well as call centre training and consulting for corporate clients. CCCS also organises the China Contact Center Conference & Awards event.
price ($mm)
$0.35
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closed 12/5/2006 via PR Newswire

CMP Technology, Inc., purchased Software 2007 Conference from Sand Hill Group LLC

synopsis: CMP Technology, producers of industry-defining events such as Interop, VoiceCon, the annual Web 2.0 Summit, Web 2.0 Expo, the Enterprise 2.0 Conference and Mobile Business Expo, announced its acquisition of the Software 2007 conference.
buyer parent: United Business Media PLC
buyer: CMP Technology, Inc.
CMP Technology is the USA's leading high tech B2B media company, providing marketing solutions for the global technology industry. Through its market-leading portfolio of trusted information brands, CMP Tech has earned the confidence of more technology professionals than any other media company. "
seller: Sand Hill Group LLC
Sand Hill Group serves the $600 billion plus software, services and solutions market. Sand Hill Group provides investments and management advice to emerging enterprise technology leaders. Sand Hill also owns Sandhill.com and produces the "Enterprise" and “Software” conferences.
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closed 11/17/2006 via

Hal Leonard Corporation, acquired BackBeat Books

synopsis: United Business Media plc announces that its US-based subsidiary CMP Technology has sold BackBeat Books, a portfolio of non-core music enthusiast book titles, to Hal Leonard Corporation for a total cash consideration of $2.2m.
buyer: Hal Leonard Corporation
Hal Leonard Corporation is the world leader in the music print industry. The company produces sheet music, songbooks, and method book/CD packs for all instruments, band and choral arrangements, reference books, instructional DVDs and videos, CD-ROMs, music software, and children's music products. "
target parent: United Business Media PLC
target: BackBeat Books
Since 1991 Backbeat Books (originally Miller Freeman Books) has published the best books for readers who are passionate about music, whether as performers or avid fans.
price ($mm)
$2.20
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closed 10/9/2006 via PR Newswire

CMP Technology, Inc., acquired The Game Initiative

synopsis: CMP Technology, the leading marketing solutions provider to the global technology industry and parent company of the industry-leading Game Developers Conference, has acquired The Game Initiative, a producer of conferences and events targeting game industry professionals. The deal is effective immediately.
buyer parent: United Business Media PLC
buyer: CMP Technology, Inc.
CMP Technology is the USA's leading high tech B2B media company, providing marketing solutions for the global technology industry. Through its market-leading portfolio of trusted information brands, CMP Tech has earned the confidence of more technology professionals than any other media company. "
target parent: Sherman Ventures, LLC
target: The Game Initiative
The Austin Game Conference is produced by The Game Initiative, a leading producer of conferences and events for game industry professionals.
price ($mm)
$1.15
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.8x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/14/2006 via PR Newswire

The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C., purchased non-core, consumer and enthusiast media assets from CMP Technology, Inc.

synopsis: United Business Media plc has sold a portfolio of non-core, consumer and enthusiast media assets from its US-based subsidiary CMP Technology to The Wicks Group of Companies LLC for a cash consideration of $47.0m. The portfolio is predominately print media (85% of 2005 revenues) and includes titles such as Guitar Player, Bass Player, Pro Sound News.
buyer: The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C.
The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C. is a New York based private equity firm that invests in selected segments of the communications, information and media industries. "
seller parent: United Business Media PLC
seller: CMP Technology, Inc.
CMP Technology is the USA's leading high tech B2B media company, providing marketing solutions for the global technology industry. Through its market-leading portfolio of trusted information brands, CMP Tech has earned the confidence of more technology professionals than any other media company.
price ($mm)
$47
rev ($mm)
$41
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.1x
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/21/2006 via PR Newswire

Reed Business Information, purchased book titles relating to digital video,embedded systems and telecoms from CMP Technology, Inc.

synopsis: United Business Media plc announces that CMP Technology, UBM's US-based B2B technology media business, has sold book titles relating to digital video, embedded systems and telecoms to Elsevier, Inc. for a total cash consideration of $2.1m.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier plc
buyer: Reed Business Information
Reed Business Information is a leading provider of critical information and marketing solutions to business professionals in targeted industry sectors. Our market-leading properties include more than 135 business-to-business publications and over 125 Web sites. "
seller parent: United Business Media PLC
seller: CMP Technology, Inc.
CMP Technology is the USA's leading high tech B2B media company, providing marketing solutions for the global technology industry. Through its market-leading portfolio of trusted information brands, CMP Tech has earned the confidence of more technology professionals than any other media company.
price ($mm)
$2.10
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closed 6/6/2014 via Market Wire

Inventergy, Inc. merged with eOn Communications Corporation,

synopsis: eOn Communications Corporation, a global provider of innovative communications solutions, and Inventergy, Inc., an intellectual property acquisition and licensing company, announced that the merger of eOn and Inventergy was consummated with Inventergy becoming a wholly-owned subsidiary of eOn.
buyer: eOn Communications Corporation (EONC:$19.91)
eOn Communications Corporation is a global provider of innovative communications solutions. eOn solutions enable customers to leverage advanced technologies to communicate more effectively. "
target: Inventergy, Inc.
Inventergy, Inc. is an intellectual property acquisition and licensing company dedicated to identifying, acquiring and licensing the patented technologies of market-significant technology leaders.
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closed 2/1/2007 via BusinessWire

Prism Business Media, acquired Penton Media, Inc.

synopsis: MidOcean Partners and Wasserstein & Co., LP announced the completion of the purchase of Penton Media, Inc. and the simultaneous acquisition by MidOcean of 50% of the combined businesses of Prism Business Media Holdings, Inc. and Penton Media, Inc. Wasserstein, along with its coinvestors, continues to own 50% of the combined company.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: Prism Business Media
Penton Media, Inc. is the largest independent business-to-business media company in the U.S. The company's market-leading brands are focused on 30 industries and include 113 trade magazines, 145 Web sites, 96 industry trade shows and conferences, and more than 500 information data products. "
target parent: ABRY Partners
target: Penton Media, Inc.
Penton Media, Inc., a diversified business-to-business media company, produces market-focused magazines, trade shows, conferences, and online media and provides a broad range of custom media and direct marketing solutions for business-to-business customers worldwide.
price ($mm)
$530
rev ($mm)
$198
EBITDA ($mm)
$42
EV / rev
2.7x
EV / EBITDA
12.5x
announced 11/30/2009 via Capital IQ

QuinStreet, Inc., will acquire Internet.com

synopsis: WebMediaBrands Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive asset purchase agreement to sell its Internet.com division to QuinStreet, Inc. for an aggregate purchase price of $18 million in cash. The Internet.com Network is comprised of some of the best known and highly acclaimed sites in the technology publishing business.
buyer: QuinStreet, Inc. (QNST:$502.99)
QuinStreet is a leader in vertical marketing and media on the Internet. The company provides a strong set of capabilities to engage Internet visitors with targeted media and connects its marketing clients with their potential customers online. "
target parent: WebMediaBrands, Inc.
target: Internet.com
The Internet.com Network is comprised of some of the best known and highly acclaimed sites in the technology publishing business. Our more than 200 journalists, analysts and editors produce award winning and actionable information around the clock and from around the world.
price ($mm)
$18
rev ($mm)
$21
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.8x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/23/2020 via PR Newswire

Taal Distributed Information Technologies Inc., acquired WhatsOnChain Limited

synopsis: Canada-based TAAL Distributed Information Technologies Inc. has acquired WhatsOnChain Limited, enhancing TAAL's technology portfolio and accelerating its position as a leading provider of enterprise blockchain infrastructure services. Headquartered in London, WhatsOnChain is the developer of proprietary Bitcoin SV blockchain explorer technology.
buyer: Taal Distributed Information Technologies Inc. (CNSX:TAAL:$15.26)
Canada-based TAAL delivers value-added blockchain services, providing professional-grade, highly scalable blockchain infrastructure and transactional platforms to support businesses building solutions and applications upon the Bitcoin SV platform. "
target: WhatsOnChain Limited
UK-based WhatsOnChain is the developer of proprietary Bitcoin SV (BSV) blockchain explorer technology. WhatsOnChain is the "browser for blockchain," offering tools that make data processed on BSV more useful, easy to use, and transparent.
price ($mm)
$2.67
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closed 12/3/2014 via BNC Analysis

Infogr.am, acquired Visualoop

synopsis: Latvia-based Infogram, a data visualization software company, announced that they’ve acquired Visualoop, a brazilian data visualization news site that covers Infographics in English and Portuguese. Visualoop is a digital environment dedicated to all things data visualization related.
buyer: Infogr.am
Infogr.am is a data visualization software company founded on February, 2012. It offers web based SaaS platform for infographic, interactive charts and reports creation. "
target: Visualoop
Visualoop is a Brazilian data visualization news site that covers Infographics in English and Portuguese. They bring together experts from fields such as information design, cartography or visual journalism, with students and others interested in expanding their knowledge about data visualization.
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closed 7/19/2012 via BusinessWire

Vringo, merged with Innovate/Protect, Inc.

synopsis: Vringo, Inc., a provider of software platforms for mobile social and video applications, announced the completion of its merger with Innovate/Protect, Inc., a company that seeks to maximize the value of intellectual property and technology assets.
buyer: Vringo
Founded in 2006, Vringo is bringing about the evolution of ringtones. With its award-winning video ringtone application and Web platform, Vringo revolutionizes the traditional call signature, transforming the basic act of making and receiving mobile phone calls into a visual, social experience. "
target: Innovate/Protect, Inc.
Innovate/Protect, Inc., is a company that maximizes the economic benefits of intellectual property assets. They own the patent assets acquired from Lycos, one of the largest search engine websites of its kind in the mid-late 1990s, with technologies that remain critical to current search platforms.
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closed 1/5/2009 via Company Press Release

Stagnito Media Group, LLC, acquired ZweigWhite Media

synopsis: Stagnito Media announced that it has acquired the Media Group from Zweig White Information Services. As the nation's leading resource for civil and structural engineers, the media group consists of high-profile magazines, signature events and also encompasses a total integrated media platform.
buyer parent: Cardinal Growth LLC
buyer: Stagnito Media Group, LLC
Stagnito, Inc. was established in 2009 by Harry Stagnito, Kyle Stagnito, Kollin Stagnito, and Ned Bardic, professionals with more than 100 years of cumulative, successful media experience. "
target parent: Zweig White Information Services
target: ZweigWhite Media
ZweigWhite Media provides valuable and timely information to industry professionals through magazines, electronic newsletters, and special events.
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closed 1/11/2006 via PR Newswire

Financial Media Group, Inc., acquired WallStreet Direct, Inc.

synopsis: Financial Media Group, Inc., is pleased to announce that it has completed the acquisition of WallStreet Direct, Inc., a multimedia provider of financial news, tools and information.
buyer: Financial Media Group, Inc. (FNGP:$0.00)
Financial Media Group, Inc. is a fully integrated financial brand-builder focused on developing tools, education and financial social communities for investors and public companies. The Company seeks to become a premier, full-service media company. "
target: WallStreet Direct, Inc.
WallStreet Direct, Inc. owns Wallst.net, a multimedia provider of original, insightful commentary and news from North America's leading publicly traded companies giving a direct link to the management of today's fastest-growing companies through encompassing executive interviews and sector seminars.
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closed 11/14/2012 via Market Wire

HealthNowMd merged with Healthiest You,

synopsis: Healthiest You, the pioneer in brain-based, dynamic digital programs to improve wellness, has merged with HealthNowMD, a telemedicine leader providing 24/7 access to U.S.-based, licensed physicians for webcam, telephone, and email consultations. As a result of the merger, HealthNowMD becomes Healthiest You.
buyer: Healthiest You
Healthiest You is a unique online and mhealth system designed to help people become more engaged with their health. The patent-pending program features a proprietary rules-based engine with over 1800 variables that address health concerns as well as motivational styles. "
target: HealthNowMd
HealthNowMD is an affordable solution to the challenge of healthcare access, providing a nationwide network of doctors specifically trained to address health needs 24/7.
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closed 5/6/2008 via BusinessWire

Thought Convergence, acquired Name Intelligence

synopsis: Thought Convergence announced that it has completed its acquisition of Name Intelligence, the company behind the highly-acclaimed DomainTools service and the Domain Roundtable conference.
buyer: Thought Convergence
Founded in 2001, Thought Convergence™ is an industry-leading service provider of domain information, management, monetization and development tools and technologies for the domain name industry. "
target: Name Intelligence
Name Intelligence is best known for its feature rich website DomainTools.com. The mission is to gather and enable as much information as possible about every domain. Domains records exist in the deep web and are not as searchable as the very webpages they host.
price ($mm)
$16
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announced 12/23/2016 via Yahoo, Inc.

Figaro Classifieds, will acquire Viadeo S.A.

synopsis: The Paris commercial court approved the sale of Viadeo to Figaro Classifieds. Viadeo is France's leading professional social network. Viadeo offers businesses bespoke support thanks to its teams present nationwide, as well as its range of solutions tailored to their specific needs.
buyer parent: Le Figaro
buyer: Figaro Classifieds
Figaro Classifieds S.A. operates in the internet classified advertisements market in France. It provides web, print, and mobile media solutions in three main business areas: employment, training, and real estate. "
target: Viadeo S.A. (ENXTPA:VIAD:$21.35)
Viadeo is France's leading professional social network, with close to 11 million members. Viadeo offers businesses, whatever their sector or location, bespoke support thanks to its teams present nationwide, as well as its range of solutions tailored to their specific needs.
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closed 9/28/2016 via BNC Analysis

Cirpack, acquired Amplement

synopsis: Cirpack, a leading editor of VoIP & Unified Communications software, is acquiring Amplement, a professional social network that allows people to share and collaborate in realtime with professionals around the world.
buyer parent: Technicolor SA
buyer: Cirpack
Cirpack is a leading editor of VoIP & Unified Communications software and operator of a Telecom "Platform as a Service"​ in the Cloud. They are based in France. "
target: Amplement
Amplement is a professional social network that allows people to share and collaborate in realtime with professionals around the world. With more than half a million active members in France, Amplement is becoming an indispensable tool for the professional world.
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closed 12/8/2016 via Wall Street Journal

Microsoft Corporation, acquired LinkedIn Corporation

synopsis: Worldwide leader in software, services and solutions, Microsoft Corp. closed its roughly $26 billion deal to buy professional-networking site LinkedIn, cementing the largest acquisition in the tech giant’s history.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$143,015.00)
Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Microsoft develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a range of software products and services for various computing devices worldwide. "
target: LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD:$3,213.87)
LinkedIn Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates an online professional network worldwide. The company allows members to create, manage, and share their professional identity online; build and engage with their professional networks; and access shared knowledge and insights.
price ($mm)[EV]
$27,881 [$25,887]
rev ($mm)
$3,214
EBITDA ($mm)
$266
EV / rev
8.1x
EV / EBITDA
98.4x
closed 1/25/2016 via BNC Analysis

Agora SA, acquired GoldenLine Sp. z o.o.

synopsis: Agora SA, one of the biggest media companies in Poland, bought a 53% stake in the internet portal GoldenLine. GoldenLine is the biggest business-oriented social networking website in Poland, with over 1.8 million members. GoldenLine makes it easier for recruiters to find the right employees and for employees to find their dream jobs.
buyer: Agora SA (WSE:AGO:$336.55)
Agora is one of the biggest media companies in Poland, operating since 1989 in such areas as newspapers, magazines, Internet, mobile applications, radio, cinema, TV and outdoor advertising. Agora offers its clients and receivers a broad range of possibilities. "
target: GoldenLine Sp. z o.o.
GoldenLine is the biggest business-oriented social networking website in Poland, with over 1.8 million members. The company's misson is to connect employees and employers. GoldenLine makes it easier for recruiters to find the right employees and for employees to find their dream jobs.
price ($mm)
$2.06*
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announced 11/18/2014 via BNC Analysis

1-Page Inc., will acquire BranchOut, Inc.

synopsis: 1-Page has agreed to acquire BranchOut, a professional networking service built and developed on the Facebook platform. On BranchOut, users utilize their social network from Facebook to discover all of their inside connections for jobs, recruiting and sales. BranchOut's mission is to connect the world's professionals.
buyer: 1-Page Inc. (ASX:1PG:$0.16)
The One-Page Company LLC offers 1-Page Job Proposal Tool, an automated proposal writing tool that enables job hunters to showcase their experiences, knowledge, and ideas to employers; and companies to identify applicants with the best ideas. "
target: BranchOut, Inc.
BranchOut is the world's largest professional network with over 800 million searchable profiles. On BranchOut, users utilize their social network from Facebook to discover all of their inside connections for jobs, recruiting and sales. BranchOut's mission is to connect the world's professionals.
price ($mm)
$4.75
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/2/2013 via BNC Analysis

BMC Software, Inc., acquired KineticGlue Online Communities Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: Houston-based software firm BMC Software has acquired Bangalore-based KineticGlue Online Communities Pvt Ltd, a cloud-based enterprise software company set up by Akansa Capital founder and former Wipro chief Vivek Paul. The transaction details of the deal are not known.
buyer: BMC Software, Inc. (BMC:$2,172.00)
BMC Software, Inc. provides information technology (IT) management solutions for large, mid-sized and small enterprises and public sector organizations around the world. "
target: KineticGlue Online Communities Pvt. Ltd.
KineticGlue Online Communities Pvt. Ltd. operates an online platform for IT services companies to collaborate with employees, customers, and business partners. The company was founded in 2008 and is based in Bengaluru, India.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/4/2013 via BNC Analysis

Tianji.com, acquired Zaizher

synopsis: Vocational social communication website, Tianji.com is said to have acquired Zaizher.im. Zaizher offers an application for phones which allows people to exchange business cards digitally.
buyer: Tianji.com
Tianji.com is the largest professional networking site in China, its major user groups for professionals to meet the needs of commercial and professional aspects of the user, to help users more effectively build, manage, expand personal networks. "
target: Zaizher
Zaizher.im is China’s leading mobile, location-based business networking app. Zaizher.im allows users to immediately view professional profiles of those around them and swap digital business cards with people of interest.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
on offer 10/26/2012 via

Hubert Burda Media, offer to acquire XING AG

synopsis: Hubert Burda Media has offered to buy Xing AG. Xing connects professionals seeking jobs and companies looking for employees. The network competes with U.S. peer LinkedIn and privately held Viadeo from France, and it makes money selling premium subscriptions and advertising.
buyer: Hubert Burda Media
Hubert Burda Media, Inc. publishes magazines and Websites. The company also owns interests in Internet, radio, and television productions, as well as in direct marketing entities. It offers its products in the United States and Europe. "
target: XING AG (XTRA:O1BC:$262.50)
XING AG engages in the operation of a professional networking website. Its Internet-based platform provides members the opportunity of establishing new contacts, maintain existing contacts, extend their operations to new markets, and exchange opinions and information.
price ($mm)[EV]
$215 [$144]*
rev ($mm)
$89
EBITDA ($mm)
$28
EV / rev
3.2x
EV / EBITDA
10.2x
closed 10/8/2012 via BNC Analysis

Info Edge, acquired TooStep Consultancy Private Limited

synopsis: Info Edge (India) Limited acquired TooStep Consultancy Private Limited from Accel Management Co, Inc., Atlantic Ventures GmbH and other investors. TooStep Consultancy Private Limited operates an online portal for professionals to discover and share professional expertise.
buyer: Info Edge (BSE:532777:$173.03)
Infomedia India Limited operates as a media company primarily in India. It publishes business directories, children's books, and special interest publications, as well as provides the 'Yellow Line' telephone information service. "
target parent: Accel Partners
target: TooStep Consultancy Private Limited
TooStep Consultancy Private Limited operates an online portal for professionals to discover and share professional expertise.
price ($mm)
$0.78
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/2/2012 via BusinessWire

IHS, Inc., acquired CyberRegs

synopsis: IHS Inc., the leading global source of information and analysis, announced that it has acquired the CyberRegs® business from Citation Technologies, Inc. to help customers make business decisions about regulatory compliance for Enterprise Sustainability Management.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,287.80)
IHS Inc. is the leading source of information in critical areas that shape today’s business landscape: energy and power; design and supply chain; defense, risk and security; environmental, health and safety and sustainability; country and industry forecasting; and commodities, pricing and cost. "
target parent: Citation Technologies, Inc.
target: CyberRegs
CyberRegs is the most comprehensive source of current full-text regulatory compliance information available. The feature-rich web portal provides access to domestic and international EHS regulatory content includes the Code of Federal Regulations, the Federal Register, and U.S. Code.
price ($mm)
$11
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA

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XING AG
XING AG
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year
2018
rev ($mm)
$262.50
EBITDA ($mm)
$71.35
EBIT ($mm)
$59.09
Net Income ($mm)
$34.98
Employees
1567
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Ticker: DRVW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DirectView, Inc.
DirectView, Inc. is a full-service provider of high-quality, cost-efficient videoconferencing technologies and services. DirectView provides businesses with multipoint videoconferencing, network integration services, custom room design, staffing, document conferencing and webconferencing services.
year
2002
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Ticker: ASX:APX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Appen
Appen
Appen is a global leader in the development of high-quality, human-annotated datasets for machine learning and artificial intelligence. Appen partners with technology, automotive and eCommerce companies to help them develop and use products that rely on natural languages and machine learning.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$258.06
EBITDA ($mm)
$48.91
EBIT ($mm)
$44.23
Net Income ($mm)
$29.56
Employees
513
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Ticker: TSX:MDF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mediagrif Interactive Technologies Inc.
Mediagrif Interactive Technologies Inc.
Mediagrif Interactive Technologies Inc. delivers innovative e-commerce solutions to businesses. Its web platforms enable clients to find, purchase and sell products, exchange information, gain access to business opportunities and manage supply chain collaboration with greater speed and efficiency.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$60.07
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.14)
EBIT ($mm)
($4.30)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
600
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Ticker: ONSM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Onstream Media Corp.
Onstream Media Corp.
Onstream Media is a leading online service provider of live and on-demand, digital media communications and applications. Onstream Media's pioneering Digital Media Services Platform provides its customers with the necessary tools for establishing e- commerce storefronts to transact business online.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$15.27
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.22
EBIT ($mm)
($0.17)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
75
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Ticker: OTCPK:FBSE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fastbase Inc.
Fastbase Inc.
Fastbase is a web and database analytics company that offers a growing suite of tools to support B2B marketing and sales. The Fastbase platform gathers and displays detailed information on website visitors, including the name of the company and the contact information of company employees.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: SGMZ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SunGame Corporation
SunGame Corporation
SunGame Corporation is a Social Gaming and Social Media provider. Its offering includes Customized Social Games, Virtual Worlds, Virtual eWallets, Cross Platform solutions and Social Network Branding.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$0.05
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.11)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.11)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1
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Ticker: NasdaqGS:PS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pluralsight
Pluralsight
Pluralsight is an enterprise technology learning platform that delivers a unified, end-to-end learning experience for businesses across the globe. Through a subscription service, companies are empowered to move at the speed of technology, increasing proficiency, innovation and efficiency.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$375.69
EBITDA ($mm)
($126.34)
EBIT ($mm)
($143.34)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1600
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Ticker: ASX:FLN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Freelancer Ltd
Freelancer Ltd
Freelancer.com is the world's largest freelancing, outsourcing and crowdsourcing marketplace by number of users and projects. Through their marketplace, employers can hire freelancers to do work in areas such as software development, writing, data entry and more.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$35.57
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.03)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.49)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
390
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Ticker: TTGT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TechTarget, Inc.
TechTarget, Inc.
TechTarget, Inc. is an online IT media related firm. It runs various online review sites, such as TechnologyGuide.com and ComputerWeekly.com, as well as enterprise IT sites with the "Search" prefix, including SearchStorage.com.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$138.35
EBITDA ($mm)
$28.57
EBIT ($mm)
$22.30
Net Income ($mm)
$17.84
Employees
649
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Ticker: OTCPK:HNSS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Healthnostics, Inc.
Healthnostics, Inc.
Healthnostics, Inc. is a medical and biotechnology analytics company that provides patient clinical monitoring and risk management systems to acute care hospitals, and utilizes its Internet portals to deliver medical and biotechnology resource information.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$0.20
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.20)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: TSE:4436
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Minkabu The Infonoid
Minkabu The Infonoid
Minkabu The Infonoid is a Japanese media company. Minkabu provides financial information to individuals and corporations through their websites. The company operates websites that focus on investing, FOREX, virtual currency, insurance, commodities, and more.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$14.21
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$0.71
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: YVR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Liquid Media Group Ltd.
Liquid Media Group Ltd.
Liquid Media Group is a vertically integrated global studio that produces content for all platforms. The group creates and delivers creative content for film, television, gaming and AR/VR through its network of shared services.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$0.42
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.89)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.89)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: CHGG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Chegg, Inc.
Chegg, Inc.
Chegg puts students first. As the leading student-first connected learning platform, Chegg strives to improve the overall return on investment in education by helping students learn more in less time and at a lower cost.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$445.11
EBITDA ($mm)
$59.43
EBIT ($mm)
$23.20
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1401
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Ticker: MUEX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Musician’s Exchange
Musician’s Exchange
Musicians Exchange is a global community with an eye towards online commercial exchange. It features digital music & video distribution, classified ads, and global opportunity for the musician, artist, band, videographer, producer, writer, and others.
year
2009
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