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closed 9/11/2007 via PR Newswire

Weather Channel Interactive, Inc., acquired Weather Bonk

synopsis: The Weather Channel Interactive announced the acquisition through an affiliate of the assets of Weather Bonk. The purchase also includes Golf Bonk and Ski Bonk outdoor sports sites each featuring innovative mashups similar to weatherbonk.com.
buyer parent: Landmark Communications, Inc.
buyer: Weather Channel Interactive, Inc.
The Weather Channel Interactive is the leading provider of broadband and wireless weather products including weather.com. weather.com helps users plan their lives by delivering timely current conditions, expert forecasts and relevant lifestyle content for 98,000 locations worldwide. "
target: Weather Bonk
Weather Bonk is a Web 2.0 property that incorporates user generated and partner content, links to other sites, and current weather conditions and forecasts. The site features mashups, with the different information overlaid on Google maps. The company also owns Golf Bonk and Ski Bonk.
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announced 7/2/2012 via BusinessWire

Weather Channel Interactive, Inc., will acquire Weather Underground, Inc.

synopsis: The Weather Channel Companies announced an agreement to acquire Weather Underground, a leading provider of Web based weather data. Weather Underground’s popular site wunderground.com and its portfolio of mobile applications will continue to operate and its employees will become a part of TWCC.
buyer parent: Bain Capital
buyer: Weather Channel Interactive, Inc.
The Weather Channel companies are made up of The Weather Channel® television network, The Weather Channel digital properties, and WSI. The Weather Channel is based in Atlanta and is seen in more than 100 million U.S. households. TWCC also operates Weatherscan®, a 24-hour all-local weather network. "
target: Weather Underground, Inc.
The world's first online weather service, Weather Underground is committed to delivering the most comprehensive, reliable weather information possible. It provides free weather data to millions of unique users every day on its website wunderground and across other digital platforms.
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closed 5/5/2016 via PR Newswire

Eyeball Surfcheck Ltd. merged with Surfline,

synopsis: Surfline/Wavetrak Inc. announced it has merged with Eyeball Surfcheck Ltd. The merger expands surfers' access to surf cameras in the UK on both the Eyeball and Surfline platforms. Eyeball provides surf and weather conditions for the North Devon coastline through live streaming webcams. Both Surfline and Eyeball now offer 15 live HD surf cameras.
buyer: Surfline
Surfline specializes in providing live and predicted ocean weather information, editorial content, and consulting services worldwide. Surfline has built the largest streaming coastal HD cam network and merged premier surf forecasts and editorial talent with industry-leading technology. "
target: Eyeball Surfcheck Ltd.
Eyeball SurfCheck is the premier digital destination for surfers visiting the North Devon coastline. Originally providing surf and weather conditions through photos and a brief report of conditions, Eyeball has evolved with technological developments, allowing for live streaming webcams.
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closed 3/4/2009 via Folio: First Day

Mother Nature Network, purchased Plentymag.com from Plenty Magazine

synopsis: Earlier this year, cash-strapped “green” consumer magazine Plenty and its companion web site folded. Now, PlentyMag.com has been acquired by the Mother Nature Network, an environmental news and information site founded by Rolling Stones Keyboardist Chuck Leavell.
buyer: Mother Nature Network
Launched in January 2009, Mother Nature Network is already one of the Internet's leading and most recognized resources for environmental news and information. "
seller: Plenty Magazine
Plenty is an environmental media company dedicated to exploring and giving voice to the green revolution that will define the 21st Century.
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closed 7/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

INFLUASIA, acquired In Real Life

synopsis: INFLUASIA, an award-winning digital media group in Malaysia, has acquired In Real Life Malaysia (IRL), a digital publication in Malaysia focused on sharing real-life stories. IRL provides relatable stories that engage, entertain, and inspire Malaysians everywhere. They offer stories about relationships, careers, motivational & self-help, and life.
buyer: INFLUASIA
INFLUASIA is an award-winning digital media group in Malaysia. INFLUASIA operates some of of Malaysia's most prominent digital publications brands such as WORLD OF BUZZ, Lobak Merah and NOODOU. Their brands are driven to inform, entertain, and engage with the mass public. "
target: In Real Life
In Real Life (IRL) is a digital publication in Malaysia focused on sharing real-life stories. IRL provides relatable stories that engage, entertain, and inspire Malaysians everywhere. They offer stories about dating & relationships, careers, motivational & self-help, and life.
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announced 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Bloomberg L.P., will acquire CityLab

synopsis: Bloomberg Media will acquire CityLab, The Atlantic’s news site for solutions-based journalism on urban innovation and the future of cities. Bloomberg will also acquire the CityLab event series, a global summit that gathers mayors and urban leaders to discuss and share creative, scalable solutions to the major challenges faced by cities globally.
buyer: Bloomberg L.P.
Bloomberg is a global business and financial information and news leader that gives influential decision makers a critical edge by connecting them to a dynamic network of information, people, and ideas. "
target parent: Emerson Collective
target: CityLab
CityLab was founded as a stand-alone site by The Atlantic in 2011. CityLab investigates the trends and innovative solutions shaping the urban future, focusing on the biggest ideas and most pressing issues facing the world’s metro areas and neighborhoods.
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closed 10/9/2019 via DGAP

Fast Finance24, acquired OK.de

synopsis: Fast Finance24 Holding AG, a mobile payday loan and consumer credit lender in Germany, has acquired OK.de, a free e-mail provider in Germany. OK.de provides unlimited online storage, an organizer, online games, and more. Their comparison tool allows users to compare prices for electricity, gas, car rentals, DSL, and more.
buyer: Fast Finance24 (XTRA:CSY:$0.05)
Fast Finance 24 (FF24) is a mobile payday loan and consumer credit lender in Germany. FF24 provides tailored financial services to underbanked people facing short-term economic issue. They offer payday loans up to 400€ with a maturity period of up to 30 days. "
target: OK.de
OK.de is a free e-mail provider in Germany. OK.de provides unlimited online storage, an organizer, online games, and more. OK.de also provides news about Germany, lifestyle, sports, and politics. Their comparison tool allows users to compare prices for electricity, gas, car rentals, DSL, and more.
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closed 1/16/2019 via BNC Analysis

Jonathan and Natalie Stewart, acquired Charlotte Lately, LLC

synopsis: Former Carolina Panther running back Jonathan Stewart and his wife, Natalie, has acquired Charlotte Lately. Charlotte Lately is an online and print publication that connects the ventures, people, and businesses in Charlotte, NC. Charlotte Lately provides their audience with recommendations of products, services and businesses that are noteworthy.
buyer: Jonathan and Natalie Stewart
Jonathan Stewart is an American football running back for the New York Giants of the National Football League. He was also the running back for the Carolina Panthers. His wife is Natalie Stewart. "
target: Charlotte Lately, LLC
Charlotte Lately is an online and print publication that connects the ventures, people, and businesses in Charlotte, NC. They provide their audience with recommendations of products, services and businesses that are noteworthy while creating a culture of community.
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closed 2/6/2017 via Company Press Release

Schneps Communications, acquired Brownstoner Media

synopsis: Brownstoner is excited to announce that it has been acquired by family-owned media company Schneps Communications. Brownstoner provides Brooklyn real estate news, lets users search NYC sales and rentals, and browse hundreds of New York City home improvement contractors, architects, and more.
buyer: Schneps Communications
Schneps Communications publishes QNS.com, HomeReporter.com, The Queens Courier, Courier Sun, Ridgewood Times, Times Newsweekly, BORO Magazine, LIC Courier Magazine, The Brooklyn Spectator, Spectator News and many other media outlets and events. "
target parent: BlankSlate
target: Brownstoner Media
Brownstoner provides Brooklyn real estate news, and lets users search NYC sales and rentals, and browse hundreds of New York City home improvement contractors, architects, and more.
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closed 3/18/2015 via Company Press Release

BlankSlate, acquired Brownstoner Media

synopsis: BlankSlate has announced their acquisition of Brownstoner, the leading site about Brooklyn real estate and renovation, and all the tangential topics that impact life inside and outside the home in Brooklyn; the site also boasts a Marketplace with over 3,000 real estate listings and 250 local businesses.
buyer: BlankSlate
BlankSlate is a digital marketing agency that specializes in forging local connections between brands, businesses, publishers, and audiences. "
target: Brownstoner Media
Brownstoner is the leading site about Brooklyn real estate and renovation, and all the tangential topics that impact life inside and outside the home in Brooklyn; the site also boasts a Marketplace with over 3,000 real estate listings and 250 local businesses.
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announced 1/16/2014 via Company Press Release

Hale Global, will acquire Patch Media Corporation

synopsis: AOL has sold a majority stake in Patch Media to Hale Global. Patch combines localized, professional journalism with community contribution and a platform that puts all town assets online – in effect, digitizing the community. Patch currently has “Patches” in five communities with four more in development. The company was founded in 2007.
buyer: Hale Global
Hale Global is a technology holding company with offices in Boston and New York. Hale Global partners with leading companies and their management teams to invest in and manage businesses facing operational or strategic inflection points. "
target parent: AOL Inc.
target: Patch Media Corporation
Founded in 2007 and headquartered in New York, Patch combines localized, professional journalism with community contribution and a platform that puts all town assets online – in effect, digitizing the community. Patch currently has “Patches” in five communities with four more in development.
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closed 11/14/2013 via BNC Analysis

LB Interactive LLC, acquired Lagunabeach.com

synopsis: LB Interactive LLC purchased Lagunabeach.com from The Castello Cities Internet Network for an undisclosed sum. LagunaBeach.com is the intuitive worldwide brand for Laguna Beach, California. They feature and promote local businesses, writers, features and events.
buyer: LB Interactive LLC
LB Interactive LLC operates as a media company and owns a website that offers information about the city's businesses, writers and events. The company is based in Laguna Beach, California. "
target parent: The Castello Cities Internet Network
target: Lagunabeach.com
LagunaBeach.com is the intuitive worldwide brand for Laguna Beach, CA. They feature and promote local businesses, writers, features and events. The team at LagunaBeach.com works with local entities, businesses and brands in its effort to continue to showcase Laguna Beach's greatness to the world.
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closed 4/3/2013 via PR Newswire

Pacific Software Publishing, Inc., acquired OKIRON Design, Inc.

synopsis: Pacific Software Publishing, Inc. announced the purchase of OKIRON Design, Inc.'s assets, which shall include all of OKIRON Design, Inc.'s services, clients and the SanDiegoTown.com community portal. OKIRON Design, Inc. has been in business in San Diego since 1999, providing web development and hosting services primarily to the Japanese community.
buyer: Pacific Software Publishing, Inc.
Pacific Software Publishing, Inc. is a web hosting and Internet solutions company located in Bellevue, WA. The company provides domain name, web, and email hosting, data storage, and original software to over 38,000 companies in both the U.S. and Japanese markets. "
target: OKIRON Design, Inc.
Since 1999, OKIRON Design, Inc. has managed web marketing strategy, business solutions, design and printing for their clients. OKIRON Design Inc. also operates SanDiegoTown.com, one of the most popular Japanese community sites in San Diego.
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announced 3/12/2012 via BNC Analysis

Reade Brower, will acquire Village NetMedia Inc.

synopsis: Reade Brower signed a letter of intent to purchase all the remaining assets of Village Net Media, including the Courier Gazette, the Camden Herald, the Republican Journal, Capital Weekly, Bar Harbor Times, and all Village Soup assets.
buyer: Reade Brower
Reade Brower is the founder and president of The Free Press. "
target: Village NetMedia Inc.
Village NetMedia Inc. is a newspaper publishing house based in Rockland, Maine. It operates the Web site VillageSoup and two community newspapers.
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closed 1/9/2012 via Market Wire

BIZX, LLC, acquired We Do it All Vegas

synopsis: BIZX, LLC, one of the fastest growing privately held web media companies in the U.S., announced the acquisition of www.wedoitallvegas.com, a highly ranked Vegas destination travel website offering some of the best Las Vegas deals, discounts and coupons.
buyer: BIZX, LLC
BIZX and its affiliates own and operate hundreds of consumer and business focused websites operating in diverse subject matter domains such as travel, telecommunications, business advice and VoIP products and services. "
target: We Do it All Vegas
We Do it All Vegas was founded in 2001 and went online in early 2002. It has been one of the leaders in providing a great user experience for people looking for Las Vegas Information, Coupons, Casino discounts and offers, reviews of Shows, Tours, an active Las Vegas forum and much more.
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closed 3/4/2011 via BNC Analysis

Patch Media Corporation, acquired Outside.in

synopsis: AOL’s Patch has acquired hyperlocal news aggregator Outside.In. Outside.In is a local news aggregator aimed at bringing together all the hyperlocal news around a given location. Via its search portal, you simply enter your zipcode, neighborhood or address and the site will surface the most relevant news in your particular area.
buyer parent: AOL Inc.
buyer: Patch Media Corporation
Founded in 2007 and headquartered in New York, Patch combines localized, professional journalism with community contribution and a platform that puts all town assets online – in effect, digitizing the community. Patch currently has “Patches” in five communities with four more in development. "
target: Outside.in
Outside.in is the leading hyperlocal content and advertising platform used by millions of consumers and thousands of local bloggers and publishers each month. Outside.in organizes news and information around more than 57,830 neighborhoods across the United States.
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closed 10/19/2010 via PR Newswire

LivingSocial.com, acquired Urban Escapes New York

synopsis: Leading social shopping site LivingSocial announced the acquisition of social adventure company Urban Escapes. LivingSocial will now be able to exclusively offer its 10 million subscribers-strong worldwide community a host of diverse, fun and unique adventures and experiences, produced by a team of on-the-ground experts.
buyer: LivingSocial.com
LivingSocial is the commerce leader behind LivingSocial Deals, a social buying program that invites people and their friends to save up to 50% to 70% percent each day at their favorite restaurants, spas, sporting events, hotels and other local attractions in major markets. "
target: Urban Escapes New York
Urban Escapes is redefining social adventure for young professionals throughout the country. From Zen Escape Yoga Hikes to Boulder and Brew Tours™, each of their unique itineraries embraces the fun and active lifestyle we believe in. On an Urban Escape, there’s never a dull moment.
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closed 8/17/2009 via paidContent.org

MSNBC Interactive News LLC, acquired EveryBlock

synopsis: MSNBC Interactive is making a hyperlocal push, with the purchase of EveryBlock, which offers updates culled from public records—like 911 dispatches—and news sources in 15 cities.
buyer parent: General Electric Company
buyer: MSNBC Interactive News LLC
MSNBC Interactive News LLC, an online channel, provides health, entertainment, business, and science/technology news. It also operates an online news site, which offers print and multimedia content. "
target: EveryBlock
EveryBlock filters an assortment of local news by location so you can keep track of what’s happening on your block, in your neighborhood and all over your city. If it’s in your neighborhood and it happened recently, it’s news on EveryBlock.
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closed 6/11/2009 via BusinessWire

AOL, LLC., acquired Patch Media Corporation

synopsis: AOL has announced the acquisition of Patch Media Corporation (www.patch.com), a local news and information platform aimed at serving local towns and communities.
buyer parent: Time Warner, Inc.
buyer: AOL, LLC. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL is a leading global Web services company with an extensive suite of brands and offerings and a substantial worldwide audience. AOL’s business spans online content, products and services that the company offers to consumers, publishers and advertisers. "
target: Patch Media Corporation
Founded in 2007 and headquartered in New York, Patch combines localized, professional journalism with community contribution and a platform that puts all town assets online – in effect, digitizing the community. Patch currently has “Patches” in five communities with four more in development.
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closed 5/20/2009 via PR Newswire

Norsan Multimedia, acquired Descubrecharlotte.com

synopsis: DescubreCharlotte.com is now another product of Norsan Multimedia. By creating this strategic partnership, Norsan Multimedia has become the dominant player in North Carolina's media market. The popular web site will provide more services and updated technologies.
buyer: Norsan Multimedia
Norsan Multimedia is one of the fastest growing Latino broadcasting groups in the country, with stations in Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee, as well as print publications in North Carolina and Florida. "
target: Descubrecharlotte.com
DescubreCharlotte.Com is an informative and interactive portal in Spanish & English created to contribute to the development of the Latin community within the city of Charlotte, NC and its surrounding areas.
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closed 9/11/2007 via PR Newswire

Weather Channel Interactive, Inc., acquired Weather Bonk

synopsis: The Weather Channel Interactive announced the acquisition through an affiliate of the assets of Weather Bonk. The purchase also includes Golf Bonk and Ski Bonk outdoor sports sites each featuring innovative mashups similar to weatherbonk.com.
buyer parent: Landmark Communications, Inc.
buyer: Weather Channel Interactive, Inc.
The Weather Channel Interactive is the leading provider of broadband and wireless weather products including weather.com. weather.com helps users plan their lives by delivering timely current conditions, expert forecasts and relevant lifestyle content for 98,000 locations worldwide. "
target: Weather Bonk
Weather Bonk is a Web 2.0 property that incorporates user generated and partner content, links to other sites, and current weather conditions and forecasts. The site features mashups, with the different information overlaid on Google maps. The company also owns Golf Bonk and Ski Bonk.
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announced 7/2/2012 via BusinessWire

Weather Channel Interactive, Inc., will acquire Weather Underground, Inc.

synopsis: The Weather Channel Companies announced an agreement to acquire Weather Underground, a leading provider of Web based weather data. Weather Underground’s popular site wunderground.com and its portfolio of mobile applications will continue to operate and its employees will become a part of TWCC.
buyer parent: Bain Capital
buyer: Weather Channel Interactive, Inc.
The Weather Channel companies are made up of The Weather Channel® television network, The Weather Channel digital properties, and WSI. The Weather Channel is based in Atlanta and is seen in more than 100 million U.S. households. TWCC also operates Weatherscan®, a 24-hour all-local weather network. "
target: Weather Underground, Inc.
The world's first online weather service, Weather Underground is committed to delivering the most comprehensive, reliable weather information possible. It provides free weather data to millions of unique users every day on its website wunderground and across other digital platforms.
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announced 2/10/2010 via PR Newswire

Perfect Places, Inc., will purchase Vacation Rental websites from Weather Channel Interactive, Inc.

synopsis: Perfect Places, Inc. announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire a selection of Vacation Rental websites from The Weather Channel Interactive. These vacation rentals websites include forGetaway.com, RentJillsHouse.com, LakeRentals.com and CoastRentals.com.
buyer: Perfect Places, Inc.
The PerfectPlaces.com website has over 50,000 vacation rental properties in over 98 countries. Perfect Places has been an ideal resource to find a vacation rental property which meets the consumers' needs. Travelers can search for short-term rental properties on PerfectPlaces.com for free. "
seller parent: Bain Capital
seller: Weather Channel Interactive, Inc.
The Weather Channel Interactive is the leading provider of broadband and wireless weather products including weather.com. weather.com helps users plan their lives by delivering timely current conditions, expert forecasts and relevant lifestyle content for 98,000 locations worldwide.
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closed 9/11/2007 via PR Newswire

Weather Channel Interactive, Inc., acquired Weather Bonk

synopsis: The Weather Channel Interactive announced the acquisition through an affiliate of the assets of Weather Bonk. The purchase also includes Golf Bonk and Ski Bonk outdoor sports sites each featuring innovative mashups similar to weatherbonk.com.
buyer parent: Landmark Communications, Inc.
buyer: Weather Channel Interactive, Inc.
The Weather Channel Interactive is the leading provider of broadband and wireless weather products including weather.com. weather.com helps users plan their lives by delivering timely current conditions, expert forecasts and relevant lifestyle content for 98,000 locations worldwide. "
target: Weather Bonk
Weather Bonk is a Web 2.0 property that incorporates user generated and partner content, links to other sites, and current weather conditions and forecasts. The site features mashups, with the different information overlaid on Google maps. The company also owns Golf Bonk and Ski Bonk.
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closed 9/11/2007 via PR Newswire

Weather Channel Interactive, Inc., acquired Weather Bonk

synopsis: The Weather Channel Interactive announced the acquisition through an affiliate of the assets of Weather Bonk. The purchase also includes Golf Bonk and Ski Bonk outdoor sports sites each featuring innovative mashups similar to weatherbonk.com.
buyer parent: Landmark Communications, Inc.
buyer: Weather Channel Interactive, Inc.
The Weather Channel Interactive is the leading provider of broadband and wireless weather products including weather.com. weather.com helps users plan their lives by delivering timely current conditions, expert forecasts and relevant lifestyle content for 98,000 locations worldwide. "
target: Weather Bonk
Weather Bonk is a Web 2.0 property that incorporates user generated and partner content, links to other sites, and current weather conditions and forecasts. The site features mashups, with the different information overlaid on Google maps. The company also owns Golf Bonk and Ski Bonk.
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closed 3/22/2018 via PR Newswire

Entertainment Studios, acquired The Weather Channel Television Network

synopsis: Entertainment Studios, Inc., one of the largest independent producers and distributors of film and television, announced its acquisition of The Weather Channel television network. The Weather Channel is one of the largest cable television networks not owned by a major conglomerate, and ranks number one in weather news.
buyer: Entertainment Studios
Founded in 1993, Entertainment Studios is a fully integrated global media production and distribution company with 8 HD networks, dozens of first-run syndicated shows, over 5,000 hours of HD programming, a film distribution company, a podcast network, and more to come. "
target: The Weather Channel Television Network
For more than 35 years, The Weather Channel television network has been the leader in severe weather coverage, providing the most comprehensive analysis of any media outlet and serving as the nation's only 24-hour source of national storm coverage.
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announced 7/2/2012 via BusinessWire

Weather Channel Interactive, Inc., will acquire Weather Underground, Inc.

synopsis: The Weather Channel Companies announced an agreement to acquire Weather Underground, a leading provider of Web based weather data. Weather Underground’s popular site wunderground.com and its portfolio of mobile applications will continue to operate and its employees will become a part of TWCC.
buyer parent: Bain Capital
buyer: Weather Channel Interactive, Inc.
The Weather Channel companies are made up of The Weather Channel® television network, The Weather Channel digital properties, and WSI. The Weather Channel is based in Atlanta and is seen in more than 100 million U.S. households. TWCC also operates Weatherscan®, a 24-hour all-local weather network. "
target: Weather Underground, Inc.
The world's first online weather service, Weather Underground is committed to delivering the most comprehensive, reliable weather information possible. It provides free weather data to millions of unique users every day on its website wunderground and across other digital platforms.
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closed 5/5/2016 via PR Newswire

Eyeball Surfcheck Ltd. merged with Surfline,

synopsis: Surfline/Wavetrak Inc. announced it has merged with Eyeball Surfcheck Ltd. The merger expands surfers' access to surf cameras in the UK on both the Eyeball and Surfline platforms. Eyeball provides surf and weather conditions for the North Devon coastline through live streaming webcams. Both Surfline and Eyeball now offer 15 live HD surf cameras.
buyer: Surfline
Surfline specializes in providing live and predicted ocean weather information, editorial content, and consulting services worldwide. Surfline has built the largest streaming coastal HD cam network and merged premier surf forecasts and editorial talent with industry-leading technology. "
target: Eyeball Surfcheck Ltd.
Eyeball SurfCheck is the premier digital destination for surfers visiting the North Devon coastline. Originally providing surf and weather conditions through photos and a brief report of conditions, Eyeball has evolved with technological developments, allowing for live streaming webcams.
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closed 3/4/2009 via Folio: First Day

Mother Nature Network, purchased Plentymag.com from Plenty Magazine

synopsis: Earlier this year, cash-strapped “green” consumer magazine Plenty and its companion web site folded. Now, PlentyMag.com has been acquired by the Mother Nature Network, an environmental news and information site founded by Rolling Stones Keyboardist Chuck Leavell.
buyer: Mother Nature Network
Launched in January 2009, Mother Nature Network is already one of the Internet's leading and most recognized resources for environmental news and information. "
seller: Plenty Magazine
Plenty is an environmental media company dedicated to exploring and giving voice to the green revolution that will define the 21st Century.
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announced 3/26/2021 via BNC Analysis

Madison Square Garden Networks will be merged with The Madison Square Garden Company,

synopsis: Madison Square Garden Entertainment, a world leader in live sports and entertainment, is to acquire Madison Square Garden Networks, a regional sports network that encompasses MSG’s media operations. Primarily serving the Mid-Atlantic United States, its programming focuses on events featuring and other programs about New York City sports teams.
buyer: The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG:$228.42)
The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG) is a world leader in live sports and entertainment, setting a global standard for excellence and innovation. MSG builds iconic brands that forge deep connections with diverse and passionate audiences. "
target: Madison Square Garden Networks (MSGN:$640.69)
Madison Square Garden Networks is a regional sports network that encompasses Madison Square Garden’s media operations. Primarily serving the Mid-Atlantic United States, its programming focuses on events featuring and other programs about New York City sports teams.
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announced 9/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Vermont PBS will be merged with Vermont Public Radio,

synopsis: Vermont PBS, the Public Broadcasting Service member network for the U.S. state of Vermont, and Vermont Public Radio, a network of public radio stations covering the state of Vermont, will merge into one public media organization.
buyer: Vermont Public Radio
Vermont Public Radio is a network of public radio stations covering the state of Vermont. The network is a mix of programming from NPR, Public Radio International, American Public Media with some locally produced programs. "
target: Vermont PBS
Vermont PBS is the Public Broadcasting Service member network for the U.S. state of Vermont. It is operated by Vermont ETV, Inc. a community-based non-profit organization which owns the licenses for all of the state's PBS member stations.
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closed 7/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

INFLUASIA, acquired In Real Life

synopsis: INFLUASIA, an award-winning digital media group in Malaysia, has acquired In Real Life Malaysia (IRL), a digital publication in Malaysia focused on sharing real-life stories. IRL provides relatable stories that engage, entertain, and inspire Malaysians everywhere. They offer stories about relationships, careers, motivational & self-help, and life.
buyer: INFLUASIA
INFLUASIA is an award-winning digital media group in Malaysia. INFLUASIA operates some of of Malaysia's most prominent digital publications brands such as WORLD OF BUZZ, Lobak Merah and NOODOU. Their brands are driven to inform, entertain, and engage with the mass public. "
target: In Real Life
In Real Life (IRL) is a digital publication in Malaysia focused on sharing real-life stories. IRL provides relatable stories that engage, entertain, and inspire Malaysians everywhere. They offer stories about dating & relationships, careers, motivational & self-help, and life.
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announced 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Bloomberg L.P., will acquire CityLab

synopsis: Bloomberg Media will acquire CityLab, The Atlantic’s news site for solutions-based journalism on urban innovation and the future of cities. Bloomberg will also acquire the CityLab event series, a global summit that gathers mayors and urban leaders to discuss and share creative, scalable solutions to the major challenges faced by cities globally.
buyer: Bloomberg L.P.
Bloomberg is a global business and financial information and news leader that gives influential decision makers a critical edge by connecting them to a dynamic network of information, people, and ideas. "
target parent: Emerson Collective
target: CityLab
CityLab was founded as a stand-alone site by The Atlantic in 2011. CityLab investigates the trends and innovative solutions shaping the urban future, focusing on the biggest ideas and most pressing issues facing the world’s metro areas and neighborhoods.
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announced 10/18/2019 via Reuters

Seven West Media Limited, will acquire Prime Media Group Limited

synopsis: Australian free-to-air television broadcaster Seven West Media is to buy smaller Prime Media Group, an Australian-based media corporation, owner of regional television network Prime7 in eastern Australia and GWN7 in regional Western Australia.
buyer: Seven West Media Limited (ASX:SWM:$1,063.43)
Seven West Media is one of Australia’s leading integrated media companies, with a market-leading presence in broadcast television, magazine and newspaper publishing and online. The company is the home of many of Australia’s best performing media businesses and the biggest content brands. "
target: Prime Media Group Limited (PRT.ASX:$131.53)
Prime Media Group Limited is an Australian-based media corporation, owner of regional television network Prime7 in eastern Australia and GWN7 in regional Western Australia.
price ($mm)[EV]
$43 [$50]
rev ($mm)
$130
EBITDA ($mm)
$22
EV / rev
0.4x
EV / EBITDA
2.3x
closed 10/9/2019 via DGAP

Fast Finance24, acquired OK.de

synopsis: Fast Finance24 Holding AG, a mobile payday loan and consumer credit lender in Germany, has acquired OK.de, a free e-mail provider in Germany. OK.de provides unlimited online storage, an organizer, online games, and more. Their comparison tool allows users to compare prices for electricity, gas, car rentals, DSL, and more.
buyer: Fast Finance24 (XTRA:CSY:$0.05)
Fast Finance 24 (FF24) is a mobile payday loan and consumer credit lender in Germany. FF24 provides tailored financial services to underbanked people facing short-term economic issue. They offer payday loans up to 400€ with a maturity period of up to 30 days. "
target: OK.de
OK.de is a free e-mail provider in Germany. OK.de provides unlimited online storage, an organizer, online games, and more. OK.de also provides news about Germany, lifestyle, sports, and politics. Their comparison tool allows users to compare prices for electricity, gas, car rentals, DSL, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

Yeah1 Group, acquired Thoughtful Thailand

synopsis: Vietnamese media company Yeah1 Group has bought out Thoughtful Media Group’s Thai operations. Thoughtful Thailand is a YouTube Multi-Channel Network with a strong market position in the Thai digital media industry and a good reputation with advertising agencies and the creator community.
buyer: Yeah1 Group (HOSE:YEG:$59.15)
Yeah1 Group is Vietnam’s largest multi-channel media ecosystem, operating TV channels, movie studios, digital YouTube networks, as well as strong capabilities in digital publishing. Yeah1 operates a multitude of successful divisions, leveraging on its massive community to build on its business. "
target parent: Thoughtful Media Group
target: Thoughtful Thailand
Thoughtful Thailand is a YouTube Multi-Channel Network (MCN) with a strong market position in the Thai digital media industry and a good reputation with advertising agencies and the creator community. They are the biggest MCN in Thailand and they manage over 580 creator channels.
price ($mm)
$1.55
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.6x
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/16/2019 via BNC Analysis

Jonathan and Natalie Stewart, acquired Charlotte Lately, LLC

synopsis: Former Carolina Panther running back Jonathan Stewart and his wife, Natalie, has acquired Charlotte Lately. Charlotte Lately is an online and print publication that connects the ventures, people, and businesses in Charlotte, NC. Charlotte Lately provides their audience with recommendations of products, services and businesses that are noteworthy.
buyer: Jonathan and Natalie Stewart
Jonathan Stewart is an American football running back for the New York Giants of the National Football League. He was also the running back for the Carolina Panthers. His wife is Natalie Stewart. "
target: Charlotte Lately, LLC
Charlotte Lately is an online and print publication that connects the ventures, people, and businesses in Charlotte, NC. They provide their audience with recommendations of products, services and businesses that are noteworthy while creating a culture of community.
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closed 2/6/2017 via Company Press Release

Schneps Communications, acquired Brownstoner Media

synopsis: Brownstoner is excited to announce that it has been acquired by family-owned media company Schneps Communications. Brownstoner provides Brooklyn real estate news, lets users search NYC sales and rentals, and browse hundreds of New York City home improvement contractors, architects, and more.
buyer: Schneps Communications
Schneps Communications publishes QNS.com, HomeReporter.com, The Queens Courier, Courier Sun, Ridgewood Times, Times Newsweekly, BORO Magazine, LIC Courier Magazine, The Brooklyn Spectator, Spectator News and many other media outlets and events. "
target parent: BlankSlate
target: Brownstoner Media
Brownstoner provides Brooklyn real estate news, and lets users search NYC sales and rentals, and browse hundreds of New York City home improvement contractors, architects, and more.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/18/2015 via Company Press Release

BlankSlate, acquired Brownstoner Media

synopsis: BlankSlate has announced their acquisition of Brownstoner, the leading site about Brooklyn real estate and renovation, and all the tangential topics that impact life inside and outside the home in Brooklyn; the site also boasts a Marketplace with over 3,000 real estate listings and 250 local businesses.
buyer: BlankSlate
BlankSlate is a digital marketing agency that specializes in forging local connections between brands, businesses, publishers, and audiences. "
target: Brownstoner Media
Brownstoner is the leading site about Brooklyn real estate and renovation, and all the tangential topics that impact life inside and outside the home in Brooklyn; the site also boasts a Marketplace with over 3,000 real estate listings and 250 local businesses.
price ($mm)
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announced 1/16/2014 via Company Press Release

Hale Global, will acquire Patch Media Corporation

synopsis: AOL has sold a majority stake in Patch Media to Hale Global. Patch combines localized, professional journalism with community contribution and a platform that puts all town assets online – in effect, digitizing the community. Patch currently has “Patches” in five communities with four more in development. The company was founded in 2007.
buyer: Hale Global
Hale Global is a technology holding company with offices in Boston and New York. Hale Global partners with leading companies and their management teams to invest in and manage businesses facing operational or strategic inflection points. "
target parent: AOL Inc.
target: Patch Media Corporation
Founded in 2007 and headquartered in New York, Patch combines localized, professional journalism with community contribution and a platform that puts all town assets online – in effect, digitizing the community. Patch currently has “Patches” in five communities with four more in development.
price ($mm)
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closed 11/14/2013 via BNC Analysis

LB Interactive LLC, acquired Lagunabeach.com

synopsis: LB Interactive LLC purchased Lagunabeach.com from The Castello Cities Internet Network for an undisclosed sum. LagunaBeach.com is the intuitive worldwide brand for Laguna Beach, California. They feature and promote local businesses, writers, features and events.
buyer: LB Interactive LLC
LB Interactive LLC operates as a media company and owns a website that offers information about the city's businesses, writers and events. The company is based in Laguna Beach, California. "
target parent: The Castello Cities Internet Network
target: Lagunabeach.com
LagunaBeach.com is the intuitive worldwide brand for Laguna Beach, CA. They feature and promote local businesses, writers, features and events. The team at LagunaBeach.com works with local entities, businesses and brands in its effort to continue to showcase Laguna Beach's greatness to the world.
price ($mm)
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closed 4/3/2013 via PR Newswire

Pacific Software Publishing, Inc., acquired OKIRON Design, Inc.

synopsis: Pacific Software Publishing, Inc. announced the purchase of OKIRON Design, Inc.'s assets, which shall include all of OKIRON Design, Inc.'s services, clients and the SanDiegoTown.com community portal. OKIRON Design, Inc. has been in business in San Diego since 1999, providing web development and hosting services primarily to the Japanese community.
buyer: Pacific Software Publishing, Inc.
Pacific Software Publishing, Inc. is a web hosting and Internet solutions company located in Bellevue, WA. The company provides domain name, web, and email hosting, data storage, and original software to over 38,000 companies in both the U.S. and Japanese markets. "
target: OKIRON Design, Inc.
Since 1999, OKIRON Design, Inc. has managed web marketing strategy, business solutions, design and printing for their clients. OKIRON Design Inc. also operates SanDiegoTown.com, one of the most popular Japanese community sites in San Diego.
price ($mm)
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announced 3/12/2012 via BNC Analysis

Reade Brower, will acquire Village NetMedia Inc.

synopsis: Reade Brower signed a letter of intent to purchase all the remaining assets of Village Net Media, including the Courier Gazette, the Camden Herald, the Republican Journal, Capital Weekly, Bar Harbor Times, and all Village Soup assets.
buyer: Reade Brower
Reade Brower is the founder and president of The Free Press. "
target: Village NetMedia Inc.
Village NetMedia Inc. is a newspaper publishing house based in Rockland, Maine. It operates the Web site VillageSoup and two community newspapers.
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closed 1/9/2012 via Market Wire

BIZX, LLC, acquired We Do it All Vegas

synopsis: BIZX, LLC, one of the fastest growing privately held web media companies in the U.S., announced the acquisition of www.wedoitallvegas.com, a highly ranked Vegas destination travel website offering some of the best Las Vegas deals, discounts and coupons.
buyer: BIZX, LLC
BIZX and its affiliates own and operate hundreds of consumer and business focused websites operating in diverse subject matter domains such as travel, telecommunications, business advice and VoIP products and services. "
target: We Do it All Vegas
We Do it All Vegas was founded in 2001 and went online in early 2002. It has been one of the leaders in providing a great user experience for people looking for Las Vegas Information, Coupons, Casino discounts and offers, reviews of Shows, Tours, an active Las Vegas forum and much more.
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Local.com Corporation
Local.com Corporation
Local.com Corporation, a leading online local media company, enables brick-and-mortar businesses to connect with online customers using a variety of digital marketing products. The company reaches more than 20 million consumers each month on the flagship Local.com website.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$97.80
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Ticker: TSX:UR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
UrtheCast
UrtheCast
UrtheCast serves the geospatial and geo-analytics markets with a range of information-rich products and services. They own and operate 2 Earth Observation (EO) satellites. They process and distribute imagery data and value-added products on a global scale to partners & customers in multiple markets.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$20.53
EBITDA ($mm)
($19.05)
EBIT ($mm)
($27.43)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
199
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Ticker: ICPA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IC Places Inc.
IC Places Inc.
IC Places is a New Media company that produces weekly entertainment content for several different mediums. It has agrrements to place its content before more then 300 million people a month, giving the company one of the largest distributions foot prints on the planet.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$0.03
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.02)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.02)
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2
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Ticker: SEEK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TheDirectory.com, Inc.
TheDirectory.com, Inc.
TheDirectory.com is a diversified Local Internet search company that owns and operates a network of locally targeted category specific search destinations anchored by its Local business search engine www.TheDirectory.com.
year
2007
rev ($mm)
$0.03
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.53)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.53)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1
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Ticker: MSGN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Madison Square Garden Networks
Madison Square Garden Networks
Madison Square Garden Networks is a regional sports network that encompasses Madison Square Garden’s media operations. Primarily serving the Mid-Atlantic United States, its programming focuses on events featuring and other programs about New York City sports teams.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$640.69
EBITDA ($mm)
$296.84
EBIT ($mm)
$289.45
Net Income ($mm)
$178.72
Employees
508
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Ticker: LOCM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Local.com Corporation
Local.com Corporation
Local.com Corporation, a leading online local media company, enables brick-and-mortar businesses to connect with online customers using a variety of digital marketing products. The company reaches more than 20 million consumers each month on the flagship Local.com website.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$97.80
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Ticker: TSX:UR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
UrtheCast
UrtheCast
UrtheCast serves the geospatial and geo-analytics markets with a range of information-rich products and services. They own and operate 2 Earth Observation (EO) satellites. They process and distribute imagery data and value-added products on a global scale to partners & customers in multiple markets.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$20.53
EBITDA ($mm)
($19.05)
EBIT ($mm)
($27.43)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
199
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Ticker: ICPA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IC Places Inc.
IC Places Inc.
IC Places is a New Media company that produces weekly entertainment content for several different mediums. It has agrrements to place its content before more then 300 million people a month, giving the company one of the largest distributions foot prints on the planet.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$0.03
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.02)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.02)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2
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Ticker: SEEK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TheDirectory.com, Inc.
TheDirectory.com, Inc.
TheDirectory.com is a diversified Local Internet search company that owns and operates a network of locally targeted category specific search destinations anchored by its Local business search engine www.TheDirectory.com.
year
2007
rev ($mm)
$0.03
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.53)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.53)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1
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Ticker: DISC.A
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Discovery Communications, Inc.
Discovery Communications, Inc.
Discovery Communications is the world's #1 pay-TV programmer, reaching 2.5 billion cumulative subscribers in over 220 countries and territories. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools, including an award-winning series of K-12 digital textbooks.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$10,780.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$3,799.00
EBIT ($mm)
$2,405.00
Net Income ($mm)
$982.00
Employees
9800
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