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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.
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closed 9/16/2016 via BNC Analysis

Sheroes.in, acquired LoveDoctor

synopsis: Sheroes.in said it has acquired relationship and sexual health counselling platform LoveDoctor.in. LoveDoctor founder and CEO Avani Parekh will join Sheroes as Director of Community and Empathy. Parekh will build a career helpline and a platform for women to receive counselling. Lovedoctor.in will continue to provide counselling.
buyer: Sheroes.in
SHEROES - a career destination for women professionals, committed to career success and individual work-life fit. SHEROES welcomes women professional across levels, stages and sectors to pro-actively access the largest OpportunityScape for women. "
target: LoveDoctor
LoveDoctor is a platform for getting confidential answers to questions about sex and relationships from experts. All answers are given one on one, in a private chat session with a qualified expert. Information will never be shared or sold without permission.
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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.
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$10
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closed 1/8/2007 via BusinessWire

Hearst Magazine Division, acquired eCrush.com

synopsis: Hearst Magazines Digital Media, the online unit of Hearst Magazines, has acquired eCRUSH.com, Inc., a top entertainment/community network for teens and young adults. Under the terms of the agreement, Hearst has purchased a number of youth-oriented online destinations operated by eCRUSH.com, Inc.
buyer parent: The Hearst Corporation
buyer: Hearst Magazine Division
Hearst Magazines is one of the world's largest publishers of monthly magazines, with 19 U.S. titles and nearly 200 international editions distributed in as many countries. Hearst publishes 19 monthly magazines in the U. K. through its wholly owned subsidiary, The National Magazine Company Limited. "
target: eCrush.com
More than 1 million unique visitors hit the eCRUSH Network sites each month and 90% are 13-19 years old. Since its launch, eCRUSH has pioneered ways of reaching and connecting with teens, from viral marketing to peer-to-peer socializing, and always in a advertiser-friendly PG-13 environment.
price ($mm)
$10
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EBITDA ($mm)
$1
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10.0x
announced 1/15/2007 via Reuters

Meetic SA, will acquire DatingDirect.com Ltd

synopsis: Continental Europe's leading online dating agency Meetic said on Monday it was close to concluding a friendly takeover of British peer, DatingDirect.
buyer: Meetic SA (MEECF:$215.42)
Million are already subscribed to Meetic, making it the leading dating site in Europe and one of the biggest sites worldwide. Whether you are looking for your soulmate in your city or state, or whether distance is no object, you will always find meetic members who share your desires. "
target: DatingDirect.com Ltd
DatingDirect.com is the UK's largest dating service* with over 3.5 Million active members each having a detailed profile. Established in 1999 as a place for singles serious about finding a partner, DatingDirect.com does away with gimmicks such as free trials, nicknames and un-moderated chat rooms.
price ($mm)
$36
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$21
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1.7x
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closed 1/18/2005 via BusinessWire

The Knot, Inc., acquired GreatBoyfriends LLC

synopsis: The Knot Inc. one of the world's leading lifestage media and services companies, has acquired the assets of GreatBoyfriends LLC (GreatBoyfriends.com and GreatGirlfriends.com). GreatBoyfriends.com and GreatGirlfriends.com will become the fourth lifestage-oriented service within The Knot Inc.'s growing portfolio of brands.
buyer: The Knot, Inc. (XOXO:$162.27)
The Knot, Inc. is a leading national lifestage media and services company. The company's flagship brand, The Knot, is the nation's premier wedding resource that reaches over one million engaged couples each year through the Web, newsstands, bookstores, national television and more. "
target: GreatBoyfriends LLC
GreatBoyfriends.com and GreatGirlfriends.com are unique referral-based e-dating services that offer singles access to "pre-approved" potential suitors. GreatBoyfriends.com and GreatGirlfriends.com are based on the premise that everyone knows a 'great catch' who is in the market for true love.
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closed 3/16/2016 via BNC Analysis

YesBoss, acquired HeyKuya

synopsis: Indonesian virtual assistant service YesBoss announced that it has acquired HeyKuya. The company provides services very similar to those of YesBoss, ranging from food delivery to travel booking via SMS. It claimed to handle more than 500 requests per day from 15,000 customers at the time of the acquisition.
buyer: YesBoss
YesBoss is an on-demand virtual assistance service via text messages to make people's lives easier. Whether it is food delivery service, hotel reservation, flight ticket booking, groceries shopping, simply anything – because time matters. "
target: HeyKuya
HeyKuya is a text-based personal concierge service covering the Metro Manila area. Avail of hassle-free services ranging from deliveries, reservations, bookings, and many more without extra fees or hidden costs. HeyKuya does not charge for membership so customers only pay for what they order.
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closed 9/26/2007 via BusinessWire

Traffix, Inc. merged with New Motion, Inc.,

synopsis: New Motion, Inc. has completed its transaction with Traffix, Inc. pursuant to the Merger Agreement between the companies dated September 26, 2007. As a result of the closing of the transaction, Traffix, Inc. became a wholly owned subsidiary of New Motion.
buyer: New Motion, Inc. (ATRN:$0.00)
Atrinsic is one of the leading digital advertising and marketing services companies in the United States. Atrinsic’s content is organized into four strategic content groups - digital music, casual games, interactive contests, and communities/lifestyles. "
target: Traffix, Inc.
Traffix, Inc. is a premier interactive media company that develops its own content and builds communities tailored to consumers' specific interests and lifestyles. Its full solution marketing services group delivers media, analytics and results to third parties through its four business groups.
price ($mm)[EV]
$146 [$116]
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$81
EBITDA ($mm)
$5
EV / rev
1.5x
EV / EBITDA
23.0x
closed 7/21/2022 via PR Newswire

Cincy Brands LLC, acquired Vitabox LLC

synopsis: Cincy Brands, a technology-driven consumer products company that acquires and accelerates better-for-you brands, has acquired Vitabox, an online seller of over 70,000 everyday essential products. portfolio. The team, marketplace solutions, and fulfillment capabilities at Vitabox will enable Cincy Brands to rapidly scale the brands they acquire.
buyer: Cincy Brands LLC
Cincy Brands is an innovative, agile, and modern-day consumer products company of better-for-you brands. Founded by ex-Procter & Gamble and agency leaders, Cincy Brands is a digital-first company rooted in data, automation, and technology to provide amazing brands to consumers. "
target: Vitabox LLC
Vitabox is an online seller of over 70,000 everyday essential products. Vitabox uses automation and AI to deliver a personalized shopping experience to every customer. Its technology stack streamlines the entire buying process, allowing Vitabox to pass considerable savings to its customers.
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closed 6/23/2022 via BNC Analysis

Gift Universe Group Limited, acquired Prezzybox

synopsis: Gift Universe, parent company of gifts and gadgets retailer Menkind, has officially completed the acquisition of Prezzybox, an established brand in the gifting industry. Family-run Prezzybox was founded by Zak Edwards in 2000 where it set out on its mission ‘to create moments of happiness by delivering the extraordinary’.
buyer: Gift Universe Group Limited
Gift Universe is parent company of gifts and gadgets retailer Menkind. Menkind is one of the UK’s leading and fastest growing operators in the gifts and gadgets industry. Gift Universe has unrivalled reach into the market through their own retail stores nationwide and multiple e-commerce channels. "
target: Prezzybox
Family-run Prezzybox was founded by Zak Edwards in 2000 where it set out on its mission ‘to create moments of happiness by delivering the extraordinary’. UK-based Prezzybox helps customers find the perfect present for any special occasion.
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announced 5/23/2022 via BNC Analysis

Moonpig.Com Ltd, will acquire Buyagift Plc

synopsis: Moonpig Group, an online greeting card and gifting platform based in the UK, will acquire Buyagift from Smartbox Group, a leading provider of experience gifts in Europe. Buyagift is the UK's leading online gift experience retailer. Buyagift offers over 4,000 gift ideas to choose from, including Ferrari driving, aerobatic flights, spas and more.
buyer parent: Exponent Private Equity
buyer: Moonpig.Com Ltd
Moonpig is an online greeting card and gifting platform based in the UK. Moonpig's mission is to help people connect and create moments that matter. Their platform offers greetings cards, gifts and flowers for all types of occasions. "
target parent: Smartbox Group
target: Buyagift Plc
Buyagift is the UK's leading online gift experience retailer. Buyagift offers gifts for men, women, kids, and couples. Their platform has over 4,000 gift ideas to choose from, ranging from thrilling Ferrari driving and aerobatic flights to relaxing spas and hotel breaks and more.
price ($mm)
$156
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EBITDA ($mm)
$18
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8.9x
closed 5/9/2022 via BNC Analysis

MADE.com, acquired Trouva

synopsis: MADE.com, a UK-based company that works with independent designers and makers to make and sell homeware online, has acquired Trouva, an online marketplace for independent bricks-and-mortar boutiques in the UK. Trouva offers a unique curation of established, new and emerging brands across homewares, fashion and lifestyle.
buyer: MADE.com (LSE:MADE:$457.82)
MADE.com is a UK-based company that works with independent designers and makers to make and sell homeware online. MADE creates quality pieces that customers will love that’ll last for years to come. They offer sofas, chairs, tables, beds, textiles, garden furniture, lamps, and more. "
target: Trouva
Trouva is an online marketplace for independent bricks-and-mortar boutiques in the UK. Trouva connects a global customer-base to the best boutiques in Europe. They offer a unique curation of established, new and emerging brands across homewares, fashion and lifestyle.
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closed 5/2/2022 via BusinessWire

Ingenio, LLC, acquired Adviqo GmbH

synopsis: Ingenio, LLC, a portfolio company of Alpine Investors, and the owner of North America’s largest online marketplace and media platform focused on spiritual and emotional wellness, has acquired its largest European peer, adviqo Group. Adviqo is a Germany based media house and international leader in the esoteric marketplace.
buyer parent: Alpine Investors, LP
buyer: Ingenio, LLC
Ingenio is the market leader in spiritual and emotional guidance in the US. Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, Ingenio is a collection of online destinations including Keen.com and Purple Garden, where people find emotional and spiritual guidance on love, relationships, and life. "
target: Adviqo GmbH
Adviqo is a Germany based media house and international leader in the esoteric marketplace. The group operates digital marketplaces for the monetization of life coaching, astrology, and psychic readings, and develops solutions to connect with specialists via phone or live chat.
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closed 4/28/2022 via BusinessWire

StackCommerce, Inc., acquired The Fascination

synopsis: StackCommerce, the leading commerce and content platform for digital publishers, announced that it has acquired The Fascination, the fast-growing discovery and commerce marketplace for direct-to-consumer (DTC) brands.
buyer parent: TPG Capital
buyer: StackCommerce, Inc.
StackCommerce is the leading commerce + content platform for publishers and brands. StackCommerce allows users to discover and purchase products on the publisher sites they visit daily. Their platform powers white-labeled e-commerce shops for over 1,000 publishers. "
target: The Fascination
The Fascination is a curated online marketplace where consumers discover, research, and shop top emerging, mission-driven brands. They help consumers cut through the clutter to discover high-quality brands and products that align with their values.
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closed 3/16/2022 via BNC Analysis

MediaShop International Group, acquired Geschenke 24

synopsis: MediaShop International Group, the largest DRTV provider in the German-speaking region, has acquired Geschenke 24, a leading online provider of personalized gifts active in the DACH region. Geschenke 24 offers original, personalized, and special gift ideas for every occasion. Their products include keyrings, puzzles, doormats, clocks, and more.
buyer: MediaShop International Group
MediaShop International Group is one of the most prominent DRTV providers and omnichannel marketeers in the German speaking and Eastern European markets. MediaShop provides entertaining shopping experiences that offer innovative products from all over the world. "
target: Geschenke 24
Geschenke 24 is a leading online provider of personalized gifts active in the DACH region. Geschenke 24 offers original, personalized, and special gift ideas for every occasion. Their products include keyrings, beer, picture frames, puzzles, doormats, clocks, lanterns, and more.
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closed 3/2/2022 via Company Press Release

Poundland, acquired Poundshop.com

synopsis: Poundland, a British variety store chain, has acquired Poundshop.com, an online discount retail business in the UK. Poundshop.com aims to simplify everyday living by offering high value products at low prices. Their range of products include cleaning products, batteries, toiletries, kitchen items, snacks, toys, and more.
buyer parent: Pepco Group
buyer: Poundland
Poundland is a British variety store chain. Poundland offers amazing value on everyday items people need and want, selling most items for £1. Their vast range of products include chocolate, shampoo, pens, toys, speakers, drinkware, and more. "
target: Poundshop.com
Poundshop.com is an online discount retail business in the UK. Poundshop.com aims to simplify everyday living by offering high value products at low prices. Their range of products include cleaning products, batteries, toiletries, kitchen items, snacks, toys, and more.
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announced 8/24/2021 via BNC Analysis

Pental, will acquire Hampers With Bite

synopsis: Pental, an Australian provider of household chemical and cleaning products, will acquire Hampers with Bite, Australia’s leading online retailer for luxury gift baskets and hampers. Hampers with Bite offers affordable gift hampers and baskets for holidays, beer, chocolate, anniversaries and more.
buyer: Pental
Pental is an Australian provider of household chemical and cleaning products. With an iconic portfolio of brands, Pental has been servicing Australians for generations with honest products that really work. Their brands include White King, Janola, Sunlight, Softly, Country Life, Velvet, and more. "
target: Hampers With Bite
Hampers with Bite is Australia’s leading online retailer for luxury gift baskets and hampers. Hampers with Bite offers affordable gift hampers that feature delicious gourmet products and beautiful packaging. They have hampers and baskets for holidays, beer, chocolate, anniversaries and more.
price ($mm)
$17
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$17
EBITDA ($mm)
$4
EV / rev
1.2x
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5.5x
announced 5/19/2021 via BNC Analysis

BWX Limited, will acquire Flora & Fauna

synopsis: BWX, a global manufacturer and distributor of natural skin and hair care products, will acquire Flora & Fauna, Australia's largest online vegan beauty and lifestyle retailer. Flora & Fauna offers products that are vegan, ethically sourced, cruelty-free and low impact. Their products include vegan foods, makeup, clothing, waste bags and more.
buyer: BWX Limited (ASX:BWX:$146.20)
BWX is a global manufacturer and distributor of natural skin and hair care products. BWX aims to create amazing products that make people feel better about themselves. Their market-leading personal care brands include Sukin, Andalou Naturals, USPA, Mineral Fusion, and Nourished Life. "
target: Flora & Fauna
Flora & Fauna is Australia's largest online vegan beauty and lifestyle retailer. Flora & Fauna offers products that are vegan, ethically sourced, cruelty-free and low impact. Their wide range of products include vegan foods, organic drinks, makeup, clothing, waste bags and more.
price ($mm)
$24
rev ($mm)
$9
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EV / rev
2.6x
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announced 5/5/2021 via Company Press Release

Making Science Group, S.A., will acquire Ventis Srl

synopsis: Making Science Group, SA has reached a purchase agreement to acquire 100% of the shares of the Italian company Ventis Srl, the e-commerce and loyalty platform created in 2016 by the banking group ICCREA Banca, the third largest banking group in the country. Ventis offers products related to fashion, food, and furniture via their online store.
buyer: Making Science Group, S.A. (BME:MAKS:$66.54)
Based in Spain, Making Science is a technology and digital marketing consultancy specializing in e-commerce and digital transformation. Its business model responds to the growing need for companies to digitize their entire value chain, particularly in the area of marketing. "
target parent: ICCREA Banca
target: Ventis Srl
Ventis, based in Italy, is an online shopping website and payment software, that sells Made in Italy items and the international excellences. They select the best of Fashion, Home and Food and Wine every day, offering their clients exclusive showcases at an exceptional price.
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$11
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announced 3/19/2021 via Forbes

DigiTouch, will acquire Ondeal S.R.L.

synopsis: DigiTouch, a company specialized in Digital Transformation and Cloud Marketing, is to acquire Ondeal, an e-commerce company specializing in the sale of IT products, electronics, pet products and office supplies. Based in Italy and Spain, it delivers its products throughout Europe thanks to a close relationship with its express couriers.
buyer: DigiTouch (BIT:DGT:$42.56)
Gruppo DigiTouch is specialized in Digital Transformation and Cloud Marketing. Born in 2007 as a digital marketing agency, DigiTouch is a Full Digital Platform Company, that proposes an integrated offer with different services and products: digital marketing, technology & data, e-commerce & content."
target: Ondeal S.R.L.
Ondeal is an e-commerce company specializing in the sale of IT products, electronics, pet products and office supplies. Based in Italy and Spain, it delivers its products throughout Europe thanks to a close relationship with its express couriers.
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$1.42
rev ($mm)
$2
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0.6x
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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.
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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
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$200
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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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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.
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$246 [$199]*
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$271
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$61
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1.6x
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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 [$80]
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
$12
EV / rev
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)
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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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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)
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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 ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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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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EBITDA ($mm)
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MySale
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$1.39
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LuxeYard
LuxeYard
LuxeYard is a members-only flash sale site for luxury home furnishings, decor and fashion that offers access to unique products sourced by a seasoned team of buyers at a fraction of retail prices.
year
2012
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Ticker: POSH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Poshmark
Poshmark
Poshmark is a leading social marketplace for new and secondhand style for women, men, kids, pets, home and more. By combining the human connection of physical shopping with the scale, ease, and selection benefits of e-commerce, Poshmark makes buying and selling simple, social, and sustainable.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$300.81
EBITDA ($mm)
($7.21)
EBIT ($mm)
($10.36)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
558
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Ticker: MXMI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Max Media Group
Max Media Group
Max Media Group, Inc. is a developer of online integrated digital publishing/distribution platforms for high-end internet consumer segments. Max Media's mission is to be the premier operator and developer of low cost high revenue online integrated publishing/interactive social networks.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$259.93
EBITDA ($mm)
$25.71
EBIT ($mm)
$19.22
Net Income ($mm)
$12.73
Employees
1892
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Ticker: ENXTPA:ALREW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ReWorld Media
ReWorld Media
Reworld Media is specialized in brand content and content commerce through the use of media brands. Founded in France in 2012, the group covers themes such as fashion, beauty, cooking, lifestyle and entertainment.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$198.39
EBITDA ($mm)
$12.44
EBIT ($mm)
$8.77
Net Income ($mm)
$7.67
Employees
453
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Ticker: OM:203
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
myTaste AB
myTaste AB
Mytaste Group is a digital media house headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. They own and operate a leading international advertising network as well as a number of digital products and services within performance-based marketing of e-commerce stores.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$6.05
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.22)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.74)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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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
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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)
$9.67
Employees
406
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Cupid plc
Cupid plc
Cupid plc is the leading network of Internet dating websites in the United Kingdom and other markets, with over 54 million members across 58 countries. The company provides a platform that allows people to get together for fun, dating, romance, and friendship.
year
2010
rev ($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)
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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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