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closed 11/6/2007 via BusinessWire

Flash Seats, acquired Vertical Alliance

synopsis: Flash Seats™, which revolutionized the secondary resale ticketing marketplace via paperless electronic ticketing technology and integrated relationship marketing tools, has acquired Dallas-based Vertical Alliance, which offers the most advanced primary ticketing solution available.
buyer: Flash Seats
Flash Seats™offers an innovative, cutting-edge solution combining electronic venue access, a branded marketplace for electronic event access rights, and a retail-class behavioral marketing system for the sports and entertainment industries. "
target: Vertical Alliance
Vertical Alliance offers a single integrated ticketing solution that increases venue yield per event while building customer loyalty. Integrate your ticketing (event and parking), merchandising and eCommerce. One platform. One universal database.
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announced 6/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

JPJ Group plc, will acquire Gamesys Limited

synopsis: London-listed JPJ Group Plc will acquire operating partner Gamesys Limited outright, a UK-based online gambling software developer and operator. Gamesys operates several of the UK and Europe’s leading online social and real money slots, casino and bingo sites on both web and mobile and tablet with new products and apps being released regularly.
buyer: JPJ Group plc (LSE:JPJ:$412.79)
JPJ Group plc is a UK-based online gaming holding company. The group is a global bingo-led operator with a strong portfolio of online gaming brands. JPJ Group offers bingo and casino games to its customers through Jackpotjoy, Starspins, Botemania, Vera&John, InterCasino and other brands. "
target: Gamesys Limited
UK-based Gamesys Limited is an online gambling software developer and operator and currently operate several of the UK and Europe’s leading online social and real money slots, casino and bingo sites on both web and mobile and tablet with new products and apps being released regularly.
price ($mm)
$624
rev ($mm)
$85
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EV / rev
7.4x
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closed 9/6/2017 via Company Press Release

SnobSwap, acquired Masquerade

synopsis: SnobSwap, a leading provider of e-commerce solutions for the brick-and-mortar resale industry has announced the acquisition of Masquerade, an omnichannel clothing solution. Masquerade, founded by David Engle and Jackson Geller, provides an omnichannel solution for selling apparel and accessories across multiple platforms.
buyer: SnobSwap
SnobSwap connects consumers with a curated network of designer consignment and vintage resale stores around the world, which is driven by SnobSwap’s proprietary e-commerce solutions. "
target: Masquerade
Masquerade, founded by David Engle and Jackson Geller, provides an omnichannel solution for selling secondhand apparel across multiple channels with the click of a button.
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closed 5/19/2016 via BusinessWire

Cima Group, Inc., acquired Knetik Inc.

synopsis: Cima Group, a telecommunications and digital conglomerate, announced they have finalized the acquisition of Knetik Inc, a Platform as a Service (PaaS) company that provides intelligent revenue-optimization with its business rules automation, digital and physical entitlements, and contextualized analytics.
buyer: Cima Group, Inc.
Cima Group is a global telecommunications and digital solutions provider and integrator. Cima Group is committed to delivering simple solutions through reliable technology and innovative services. "
target: Knetik Inc.
Knetik is a Platform as a Solution (PaaS) that provides for services management of any digital experience online. Powering personalization, engagement, and monetization, the Knetik Platform enables clients to rapidly deploy next-generation services leveraging a robust and scalable back-end.
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closed 7/13/2015 via BusinessWire

Rakuten Inc., acquired Fits.me

synopsis: Rakuten, Inc., a global leader in e-commerce, announced that it has acquired a 100% stake in fit preference specialist Fits.me. Fits.me’s pioneering virtual fitting room technology has been changing how top brands, such as Thomas Pink, QVC and Pretty Green sell clothing online.
buyer: Rakuten Inc. (TSE:4755:$12,183.11)
Rakuten, Inc. is one of the world's leading Internet services companies. They provide a variety of products and services for consumers and businesses, with a focus on e-commerce, finance, and digital content. "
target: Fits.me
Fits.me is a virtual fitting room for online clothing retailers. It has brought together competences from diverse fields ranging from apparel design and anthropometrics to IT, robotics and engineering.
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closed 7/29/2020 via Company Press Release

Optimizers B.V., acquired Eezeebee

synopsis: Optimizers, a Netherlands-based provider of software and mobile apps for the supply chain and logistics markets, has acquired Eezeebee, a Dutch provider of e-commerce solutions for the fashion industry. Eezeebee offers SaaS-based e-Commerce and PIM solutions that allows customers to operate a flexible multi-channel e-commerce strategy.
buyer parent: Main Capital Partners BV
buyer: Optimizers B.V.
Optimizers is a Netherlands-based provider of software and mobile apps for the supply chain and logistics markets. Optimizers offers App4sales, a mobile sales app for optimizing sales; Warpspeed WMS, a web-based warehouse management system; and EDI Gateway, an EDI solution for Exact Globe. "
target: Eezeebee
Eezeebee is a Dutch provider of e-Commerce solutions for the fashion industry. Eezeebee offers SaaS-based e-Commerce and PIM solutions that allows customers to operate a multi-channel e-commerce strategy. Their platform enables users to manage every part of their business and improve their revenue.
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closed 6/11/2020 via BusinessWire

WeCommerce, acquired Foursixty Inc.

synopsis: WeCommerce, a Canadian e-commerce technology holding company, has acquired Foursixty Inc., a leading partner in the Shopify and Instagram ecosystems based in Toronto, Canada. Foursixty is a pioneer and leader in the social commerce space, helping thousands of the world’s most popular direct-to-consumer brands monetize their Instagram content.
buyer: WeCommerce
Canada-based WeCommerce operates a portfolio of companies focused on delivering products and services within the Shopify ecommerce ecosystem. WeCommerce has earned a reputation of being founder friendly with a straightforward approach to buying and operating portfolio companies. "
target: Foursixty Inc.
Foursixty is a leading partner in the Shopify and Instagram ecosystems based in Toronto, Canada. Foursixty is a pioneer and leader in the social commerce space, helping thousands of the world’s most popular direct-to-consumer brands monetize their Instagram content.
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closed 11/14/2018 via Company Press Release

Alpine SG, acquired ImageQuix

synopsis: ImageQuix, LLC, the leader in workflow and ecommerce solutions for high volume professional photography studios announced that it has joined Alpine SG, LLC, a group of market leading vertical SaaS companies operated by world-class leaders.
buyer parent: Alpine Investors, LP
buyer: Alpine SG
Alpine SG is a group of leading software companies operated by world-class leadership teams. Alpine SG specializes in partnering with founders in best in class software companies in the middle market. Alpine SG is backed by Alpine Investors, a San Francisco based private equity firm. "
target: ImageQuix
Founded in 1997, ImageQuix has been serving the needs of professional photographers for 21 years, and is the leading provider of end-to-end workflow and ecommerce solutions in the high-volume photography industry.
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closed 3/17/2016 via BusinessWire

Fullscreen, Inc., acquired StageBloc

synopsis: Global media company Fullscreen announced the acquisition of StageBloc, a premiere direct-to-fan technology platform. StageBloc is a powerful platform that helps users better understand and connect with their audience and own their digital relationships.
buyer parent: The Chernin Group
buyer: Fullscreen, Inc.
Fullscreen is a global youth media company that develops online creators and produces multi- platform entertainment experiences. 600 million subscribers generate more than 5 billion video views across Fullscreen's global network each month. "
target: StageBloc
StageBloc is a powerful platform that helps users better understand and connect with their audience and own their digital relationships. StageBloc helps consolidate digital identity into a single place and use the resulting data to gain new insights and make better business decisions.
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closed 5/22/2012 via PR Newswire

Alliance Entertainment Corp, acquired Audiolife

synopsis: Alliance Entertainment, LLC has acquired Audiolife, the music industry's leading direct-to-fan fulfillment company. Alliance Entertainment is the top distributor of home entertainment (audio and video) software in the U.S., the fourth-largest music account, and an accomplished distribution channel for apparel, hardware and accessories.
buyer parent: Platinum Equity, LLC
buyer: Alliance Entertainment Corp
Alliance Entertainment offers an extensive product inventory (including CDs, DVDs, videos, video games and related merchandise), e-commerce fulfillment capabilities and innovative technology and support services for today's marketplace, including third party logistics services. "
target: Audiolife
Audiolife is a distribution and manufacturing platform that allows artists to reach their fans through digital and physical products, such as digital downloads, ringtones, CDs, merchandise, downloads, and promotional items.
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announced 7/18/2019 via PR Newswire

Vobile, Inc., will purchase RightsID and ChannelID from ZEFR, Inc.

synopsis: Vobile Group, the leading choice for the protection, measurement and monetization of video content, announced an agreement under which Vobile will acquire the RightsID, a copyright management business, and ChannelID, a YouTube channel management business, from ZEFR, the leading contextual targeting platform for brands.
buyer: Vobile, Inc. (SEHK:3738:$15.23)
Vobile is the premier, trusted provider for protecting, measuring and monetizing online video content. They create technology solutions for content owners and distributors through their SaaS platform. With Vobile, users can reduce infringement-related revenue loss and increase video distribution. "
seller: ZEFR, Inc.
Zefr’s platform develops nuanced, dynamic targeting on the most brand-relevant videos for YouTube. Zefr owns RightsID, a copyright management business, and ChannelID, a YouTube channel management business.
price ($mm)
$90
rev ($mm)
$40
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.3x
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announced 9/27/2019 via BusinessWire

Logitech International, will acquire Streamlabs

synopsis: Logitech International, a multi-brand product company for music, gaming, video, and computing, will acquire Streamlabs, a leader in software and tools for live streaming. Streamlabs allows game streamers to engage with viewers, grow their brands and channels, and monetize their broadcasts across platforms like Twitch, YouTube, Mixer, and Facebook.
buyer: Logitech International (LOGI:$2,824.07)
Logitech is a multi-brand company that designs products that bring people together and connects them to digital experiences through music, gaming, video, and computing. Brands of Logitech include Logitech, Logitech G, ASTRO Gaming, Ultimate Ears, Jaybird, and Blue Microphones "
target: Streamlabs
Streamlabs is the leading provider of tools for professional streamers. Founded in 2014, its groundbreaking software, Streamlabs OBS, offers the largest set of features that content creators use to grow their audiences, engage with fans, and monetize their streams.
price ($mm)
$89
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closed 12/7/2016 via BNC Analysis

Starfish Media N.V., acquired VueTec Ltd.

synopsis: Angler Gaming’s subsidiary Starfish Media N.V. has acquired assets consisting of the brand, domains and player database from Vuetec Limited. VueTec provides Distance Gaming software that allows patrons to participate directly in games being played in real casinos, and allows operators to add a live gaming platform to their existing site.
buyer parent: Angler Gaming plc
buyer: Starfish Media N.V.
Starfish Media is a company based in Curaҫao, operating since 2012 with the objective to provide players with first class online gaming sites. They develop, maintain and operate user friendly, trustworthy and secure sites that offer the ultimate online gaming experience. "
target: VueTec Ltd.
VueTec’s Distance Gaming software first launched in 2002 and has allowed patrons to participate directly in games being played in real casinos, and allows operators to add a live gaming platform to their existing site, offering unrivalled trust and transparency to their members.
price ($mm)
$1.28
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closed 1/30/2019 via BNC Analysis

FanAI, acquired Waypoint Media

synopsis: FanAI, an audience analysis platform for esports and streaming, is buying New York-based Waypoint Media to improve its analytics tools for esports players and streamers. Waypoint Media provides the Information and tools necessary to make spending decisions in the complex Esports media landscape.
buyer: FanAI
FanAI is an audience analysis platform for esports and streaming. The FanAI platform is the leading esports audience monetization platform, built to help better identify, understand, and reach fans in order to sell more sponsorships and ultimately drive more revenue. "
target: Waypoint Media
Waypoint Media provides the Information and tools necessary to make spending decisions in the complex Esports media landscape. Explore engagement across over 1.2 million channels and track unique viewership, audience movement, and overlap for a true understanding of the esports ecosystem.
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closed 8/8/2018 via BNC Analysis

Patreon, acquired Memberful

synopsis: Patreon, a company which allows creators to earn an income through patron memberships, has announced that it is acquiring Memberful, a software company which lets artists and content creators add memberships to their existing platforms.
buyer: Patreon
Patreon is a membership platform that provides business tools for creators to run a subscription content service, as well as ways for artists to build relationships and provide exclusive experiences to their subscribers, or "patrons." "
target: Memberful
Memberful is a software company which lets artists and content creators add memberships to their existing platforms. Memberful is a service for independent creators, educators, and publishers who prefer to have complete control over their membership program.
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closed 10/5/2016 via PR Newswire

TuneCore, acquired JustGo

synopsis: TuneCore, the leading digital music distribution and publishing administration provider, announced the acquisition of JustGo and the launch of TuneCore Social, an all-in-one social media management and analytics tool for musicians that is free to use for all of its distribution customers in the U.S., Canada, UK and Australia markets.
buyer parent: Believe Digital
buyer: TuneCore
TuneCore brings more music to more people, while helping musicians and songwriters increase money-earning opportunities and take charge of their own careers. Their TuneCore Music Distribution services help artists, labels and managers sell their music through iTunes, Amazon Music, and more. "
target: JustGo
Founded in 2013, JustGo is a social media and audience management platform for creators. They are able to seamlessly publish content to and blend the data aggregation of multiple platforms into a comprehensive view of what social media content is working well with one’s audience.
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closed 2/9/2016 via Market Wire

Pocket Games, Inc., acquired Viximo, Inc.

synopsis: Pocket Games, a video game development and testing company focused on full-spectrum game testing and the acquisition and growth of innovative IP in the video game space, acquired Viximo, a social gaming platform that empowers social networks and game developers to capitalize on social application and gaming opportunities.
buyer: Pocket Games, Inc. (OTCPK:PKGM:$0.06)
Pocket Games, Inc. is a video game development and testing company focused on full-spectrum game testing and the acquisition and growth of innovative IP in the video game space. . "
target: Viximo, Inc.
Viximo, Inc. empowers social networks and game developers to capitalize on social application and gaming through its "write once, deploy everywhere" social gaming platform. Viximo's platform is complete with social tools, payment options, one click purchasing and a robust virtual currency system.
price ($mm)
$3.50
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closed 3/14/2019 via Company Press Release

Lightstream, Inc., acquired Arsenal.gg

synopsis: Lightstream, an innovator in live streaming technology, has acquired Arsenal.gg, the industry-leading discovery and analytics tool for live video game streaming content. Lightstream delivers innovative, creative broadcasting technology and products that empower storytellers and address the biggest challenges streamers and content creators face.
buyer: Lightstream, Inc.
Lightstream is a Chicago-based startup built with a true passion for live video production, gaming and supporting the explosive growth of creators and their communities. Its cloud-based technology and products transform difficult technical hurdles into streamlined workflows. "
target: Arsenal.gg
Arsenal.gg is a live streaming data and analytics platform. For individual creators, it delivers free performance statistics and insights to grow their channels.
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closed 4/27/2016 via Wall Street Journal

Spotify Ltd, acquired CrowdAlbum, Inc.

synopsis: Music-streaming service Spotify AB said it has acquired CrowdAlbum, a U.S. startup that aggregates photos and videos from artists’ performances shared on social media.
buyer: Spotify Ltd (SPOT:$7,317.18)
Spotify brings the right music for every moment – on computers, mobiles, tablets, home entertainment systems, cars, gaming consoles and more. Create and listen to playlists for free or subscribe to Premium for on-demand access at the highest audio quality – with zero ads. "
target: CrowdAlbum, Inc.
CrowdAlbum is a U.S. startup that aggregates photos and videos from artists’ performances shared on social media. CrowdAlbum partners with artists such as Lil Wayne, Diplo and Fall Out Boy.
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closed 9/25/2015 via PR Newswire

Rentrak Corporation, acquired SponsorHub

synopsis: Rentrak, the leader in precisely measuring movies and TV everywhere, announced it has acquired SponsorHub. The company is a premiere Big Data platform for the sports and entertainment industry, offering proprietary social media measurement for sports, political and advertising brands.
buyer: Rentrak Corporation (RENT:$115.67)
Rentrak is the entertainment and marketing industries' premier provider of worldwide consumer viewership information, precisely measuring actual viewing behavior of movies and TV everywhere. "
target: SponsorHub
SponsorHub provides elegant yet powerful enterprise-grade software tools to help brands measure their most important sports and entertainment campaigns.
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closed 11/6/2007 via BusinessWire

Flash Seats, acquired Vertical Alliance

synopsis: Flash Seats™, which revolutionized the secondary resale ticketing marketplace via paperless electronic ticketing technology and integrated relationship marketing tools, has acquired Dallas-based Vertical Alliance, which offers the most advanced primary ticketing solution available.
buyer: Flash Seats
Flash Seats™offers an innovative, cutting-edge solution combining electronic venue access, a branded marketplace for electronic event access rights, and a retail-class behavioral marketing system for the sports and entertainment industries. "
target: Vertical Alliance
Vertical Alliance offers a single integrated ticketing solution that increases venue yield per event while building customer loyalty. Integrate your ticketing (event and parking), merchandising and eCommerce. One platform. One universal database.
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closed 11/6/2007 via BusinessWire

Flash Seats, acquired Vertical Alliance

synopsis: Flash Seats™, which revolutionized the secondary resale ticketing marketplace via paperless electronic ticketing technology and integrated relationship marketing tools, has acquired Dallas-based Vertical Alliance, which offers the most advanced primary ticketing solution available.
buyer: Flash Seats
Flash Seats™offers an innovative, cutting-edge solution combining electronic venue access, a branded marketplace for electronic event access rights, and a retail-class behavioral marketing system for the sports and entertainment industries. "
target: Vertical Alliance
Vertical Alliance offers a single integrated ticketing solution that increases venue yield per event while building customer loyalty. Integrate your ticketing (event and parking), merchandising and eCommerce. One platform. One universal database.
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announced 2/17/2020 via BNC Analysis

Footway Group AB, will acquire Sportamore AB

synopsis: Footway Group AB, a Swedish web-based platform and online retailer of shoes, will acquire Sportamore AB. Headquartered in Bromma, Sweden, Sportamore is a leading online retailer in the Nordic region of sport-related products. Sportamore sells over 30,000 products from around 300 different brands representing more than 30 different sports.
buyer: Footway Group AB (OM:FOOT B:$99.81)
Sweden-based Footway is a web-based platform and online retailer of shoes that enables customers and manufacturers to meet. The company works with crowdsourcing, AI, and data-driven automation tools to improve its service with both customers and suppliers worldwide. "
target: Sportamore AB (OM:SPOR:$101.44)
Sweden-based Sportamore is the Nordic region's leading and fastest-growing technology company that sells sport-related products online. Sportamore sells over 30,000 products from around 300 different brands representing more than 30 different sports.
price ($mm)[EV]
$45 [$62]
rev ($mm)
$103
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
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0.6x
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42.4x
closed 2/21/2018 via Company Press Release

Morele.net, acquired Sklep-Presto.pl

synopsis: Morele.net, a leading online consumer electronics store in Poland, has acquired Sklep-Presto.pl, one of the leading online retailers of sports and outdoor equipment in Poland. Sklep-Presto.pl offers a wide range of sports equipment at low prices. These include footwear and clothing, fitness and gym products, bicycling products, and more.
buyer parent: MCI Capital S.A.
buyer: Morele.net
Morele.net is a leading online consumer electronics store in Poland. They offer over 50,000 products, with more than half readily available at all times. Their products include laptops, computers, radio and television, telephones and tablets, cameras, and more. "
target: Sklep-Presto.pl
Sklep-Presto.pl is one of the leading online retailers of sports and outdoor equipment in Poland. They offer a wide range of sports equipment at low prices. These include footwear and clothing, fitness and gym products, winter sports products, summer sports products, bicycling products, and more.
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closed 12/13/2017 via BusinessWire

On Location Experiences, acquired PrimeSport

synopsis: On Location Experiences, a premium experiential hospitality business, announced it has acquired PrimeSport, a leader in providing direct access to some of the biggest events in sports and entertainment. PrimeSport is a leading Sports Travel and Event Management company, offering tickets, hospitality, travel for fans and corporate clients.
buyer: On Location Experiences
On Location Experiences is a leader in premium experiential hospitality business, establishing a new industry standard to serve iconic right holders with extensive experience in ticketing, curated hospitality, live event production and travel management in the worlds of sports and entertainment. "
target parent: Carlyle Group
target: PrimeSport
PrimeSport is a leading Sports Travel and Event Management company, offering tickets, hospitality, travel for fans and corporate clients. PrimeSport’s partnerships with the largest entities in the industry allow them to provide an unparalleled experience for avid sports fans and corporate clients.
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closed 2/20/2015 via Company Press Release

Carlyle Group, acquired PrimeSport

synopsis: Clearlake Capital Group, L.P., in partnership with management, announced the completion of the sale of PrimeSport Holdings Inc. to The Carlyle Group. PrimeSport is an event lifecycle management company and vertically integrated eCommerce leader focused on monetizing the biggest sporting events in the world.
buyer: Carlyle Group (CG:$1,544.30)
The Carlyle Group is a global alternative asset manager with $203 billion of assets under management across 129 funds and 141 fund of funds vehicles. Founded in 1987, Carlyle has grown into one of the world’s largest and most successful investment firms, with 1,700 professionals around the world. "
target parent: Clearlake Capital Group, L.P.
target: PrimeSport
PrimeSport is the leading global Sports Travel and Event Management company, offering tickets, corporate and fan travel packages, and hospitality events for corporations, professional sports teams and fans.
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announced 6/16/2014 via BusinessWire

BESTSELLER, will acquire M and M Direct Limited

synopsis: M and M Direct Ltd, one of Europe’s leading online and mail order retailers of discounted lifestyle, fashion and sports apparel and footwear, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by BESTSELLER, a company that provides affordable fashion for women, men, teenagers and children.
buyer: BESTSELLER
BESTSELLER provides affordable fashion for women, men, teenagers and children. BESTSELLER markets their products in most of Europe, the Middle East, Canada, India and globally via e-commerce. "
target parent: TA Associates
target: M and M Direct Limited
M and M Direct Ltd is the UK’s leading purchaser of end-of-line clearance for fashion and sports products. As an online and mail order retailer, M and M offers sports and fashion apparel and footwear for men, women and children, at substantial discounts.
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$238
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closed 1/7/2014 via BusinessWire

Clearlake Capital Group, L.P., acquired PrimeSport

synopsis: PrimeSport, Inc. and Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. announced that Clearlake, a private investment firm, has acquired a majority stake in PrimeSport, a leading sports travel and entertainment management company.
buyer: Clearlake Capital Group, L.P.
Clearlake Capital Group is a private investment firm focused on private equity and special situation transactions. Having committed approximately $3 bn over 50 investments, Clearlake's professionals have a history of long-term strategic partnership with management to transform and grow companies. "
target: PrimeSport
PrimeSport is the leading global Sports Travel and Event Management company, offering tickets, corporate and fan travel packages, and hospitality events for corporations, professional sports teams and fans.
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closed 5/3/2013 via Company Press Release

SmartGuy Group A/S, acquired Schmid Profi GmbH

synopsis: SmartGuy Group A/S has acquired the assets of the internet retail company Schmid Profi GmbH; a German company with activities in online sports- and fashion mainly in Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic.
buyer: SmartGuy Group A/S (CPH:SMART:$80.27)
SmartGuy is a European online retailer of fashion apparel with a leading position in the Nordic region achieved through an unremitting commitment to profitable growth. "
target: Schmid Profi GmbH
Schmid Profi GmbH is an online retailer with activities in sports and fashion mainly in Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic. It it based Germany.
price ($mm)
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$17
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closed 12/21/2012 via BusinessWire

The TJX Companies, Inc., acquired Sierra Trading Post

synopsis: The TJX Companies, Inc., the leading off-price retailer of apparel and home fashions in the U.S. and worldwide, announced that it has acquired Sierra Trading Post, an off-price Internet retailer based in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The purchase price of approximately $200 million.
buyer: The TJX Companies, Inc. (TJX:$25,878.37)
The TJX Companies, Inc. is the leading off-price retailer of apparel and home fashions in the U.S. and worldwide. The Company operates 1,039 T.J. Maxx, 912 Marshalls, and 417 HomeGoods stores in the United States; 222 Winners, 88 HomeSense, and 14 Marshalls stores in Canada. "
target: Sierra Trading Post
Sierra Trading Post is an online and catalog retailer that sells seconds, overstocks and closeouts. The company offers products in categories like outdoor recreation and adventure gear, footwear, clothing and home decor and claims to offer everyday savings of 35-70% on their products.
price ($mm)
$200
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$200
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1.0x
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closed 3/15/2011 via BusinessWire

GSI Commerce Solutions, Inc., acquired Football Fanatics Inc.

synopsis: GSI Commerce Inc. has announced that it has closed its acquisition of Fanatics, Inc., a Jacksonville, Florida-based company that operates more than 250 e-commerce websites, including www.footballfanatics.com, and over 60 e-commerce stores for collegiate and professional sports partners and media organizations.
buyer: GSI Commerce Solutions, Inc. (GSIC:$0.00)
GSI Commerce® is a leading provider of services that enable e-commerce, multichannel retailing and interactive marketing. GSI delivers customized e-commerce solutions through an e-commerce platform, which is comprised of technology, fulfillment and customer care. "
target: Football Fanatics Inc.
With over 150,000 available items, Fanatics offers a deep product assortment spanning collegiate and professional teams, action sports including surf, skate and MMA, and offers this merchandise on websites such as footballfanatics.com and surffanatics.com.
price ($mm)[EV]
$277 [$253]
rev ($mm)
$142
EBITDA ($mm)
$19
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2.1x
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15.6x
closed 2/4/2008 via BusinessWire

National Lampoon, acquired Rivalfish

synopsis: National Lampoon, Inc. the most widely recognized brand in comedy, has acquired the website, and retains an option to purchase the licensing division, of Rivalfish the #1 college sports rivalry brand, for an undisclosed sum. Prior to the acquisition, Rivalfish was part of the National Lampoon Humor Network.
buyer: National Lampoon (US:NLMP:$0.00)
National Lampoon is and has been one of the leading brands in comedy for the last 30 years. National Lampoon is active in a broad array of entertainment activities, including feature films, television programming, interactive entertainment, home video, comedy audio CDs and book publishing. "
target: Rivalfish
Rivalfish.com was founded in 2004 by three college sports fanatics who shared a passion for finding success at other people’s expense. The merchandising and licensing division of Rivalfish offers products including hoodies, t-shirts and magnets for die-hard fans. Rivalfish allows buyers to customize
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$0.09
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closed 10/25/2007 via BusinessWire

TA Associates, acquired M and M Direct Limited

synopsis: TA Associates, a leading growth private equity and buyout firm, today announced it has completed a majority investment in M and M Direct Ltd, the leading online and mail order retailer of discounted lifestyle, fashion and sports apparel and footwear in the UK. M and M was formerly majority owned by its founders and ECI Partners.
buyer: TA Associates
Founded in 1968, TA Associates is one of the largest and most experienced private equity firms. The firm has invested in nearly 400 companies and manages more than $16 billion in capital. "
target parent: ECI Partners
target: M and M Direct Limited
M and M Direct Limited is the UK’s leading purchaser of end-of-line clearance for fashion and sports products. As an online and mail order retailer, M and M offers sports and fashion apparel and footwear for men, women and children, at substantial discounts.
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closed 11/30/2006 via

North America Sports Media Inc, acquired Gotickets.com L.L.C

synopsis: North America Sports Media Inc. has acquired Premiere Sports Travel L.L.C., Premiere Plus L.L.C. and Gotickets.com L.L.C., affiliated companies that sell travel, hospitality and ticket packages for major sporting and entertainment events worldwide.
buyer parent: Pfingsten Partners, L.P.
buyer: North America Sports Media Inc
North America Sports Media, Inc. is a holding company formed by private equity firm Pfingsten Partners, L.L.C. and veteran sports marketing specialist Christopher J. Brennan to build an integrated sports marketing platform. "
target: Gotickets.com L.L.C
Gotickets.com is one of the country’s top online secondary ticket brokers with an emphasis on sports and entertainment tickets.
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closed 4/12/2004 via PR Newswire

Dreams, Inc., acquired Pro Sports Memorabilia Inc.

synopsis: Dreams, Inc. acquired the assets of Pro Sports Memorabilia.com, one of the largest distributors of authentic sports collectibles in the world, in an all cash transaction, payable over three years. Pro Sports has enjoyed a seven-year operating history prior to being purchased by Dreams.
buyer: Dreams, Inc. (DRJ:$0.00)
Dreams, Inc. sets itself apart from other traditional memorabilia companies with diversified products and services provided through its operating subsidiaries. Mounted Memories is the leader in production of authentic sports and celebrity autographed memorabilia and collectibles. "
target: Pro Sports Memorabilia Inc.
Pro Sports Memorabilia is one of the largest distributors of authentic sports collectibles in the world. Our products are licensed by the NFL,NBA,NHL and MLB. Our line of sports collectibles includes items from sports heroes of today as well as yesterday.
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closed 4/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

all4golf, acquired Clubhouse Golf Ltd.

synopsis: all4golf, Europe’s largest e-commerce company for golf equipment, has acquired Clubhouse Golf from Foresight Group LLP, a UK-based infrastructure and private equity investment manager. Clubhouse Golf is an independent online retailer of golf equipment in the UK. Clubhouse Golf offers a variety of products from major brands at competitive prices.
buyer: all4golf
all4golf is Europe’s largest e-commerce company for golf equipment. all4golf offers more than 20,000 products at affordable prices with fast delivery. Their extensive range of products include golf clubs, polo shirts, golf umbrellas, shoes, accessories and more. "
target parent: Foresight Group
target: Clubhouse Golf Ltd.
Clubhouse Golf is the UK’s largest independent online retailer of golf equipment. Clubhouse Golf offers a large variety of products from major brands at competitive prices. Their products include golf clubs, bags, shoes, golf balls, trolleys, clothing, and golf accessories.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$30
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Decathlon S.A., acquired Alltricks

synopsis: Decathlon, the largest sporting goods retailer in the world, has acquired Alltricks, an online French retailer that specializes in cycling, running, and triathalon products. Alltricks offers 700,000 items from over 500 leading brands. Their products include spare bicycle parts, accessories, clothing, shoes, helmets, and more.
buyer: Decathlon S.A.
Decathlon is the largest sporting goods retailer in the world. Decathlon offers world class products at extremely affordable prices for everyone, from enthusiastic beginners to passionate professionals. Decathlon covers all types of sports, including cycling, combat sports, golfing, and more. "
target: Alltricks
Alltricks is an online French retailer that specializes in cycling, running, and triathalon products. Alltricks offers 700,000 items from over 500 leading brands such as Shimano, Sram, and RockShox. Their products include spare bicycle parts, accessories, clothing, shoes, helmets, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$71
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/19/2019 via BNC Analysis

All4running, acquired 21Run GmbH

synopsis: All4running, a Dutch store focused on running, has acquired 21Run, an online shop in Germany that specializes in running, triathlon and trail. 21Run offers a large selection of of sports products from leading manufacturers. Their products include running shoes, running clothes, running accessories, backpacks, cycling equipment, bicycles, and more.
buyer: All4running
All4running is a Dutch store focused on running. All4running operates online stores in the Netherlands. They also operate 3 physical stores in Alkmaar, Amsterdam, and The Hague. All4running offers running shoes, running clothes, accessories, wearable electronics, sports drinks, sports bars and more."
target: 21Run GmbH
21Run is an online shop in Germany that specializes in running, triathlon and trail. 21Run offers a large selection of of sports products from leading manufacturers. Their products include running shoes, running clothes, running accessories, backpacks, cycling equipment, bicycles, and more.
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closed 1/9/2019 via BNC Analysis

Velorution, acquired Always Riding Ltd

synopsis: Velorution, London’s leading premium urban cycling retailer, has acquired Always Riding, a global online cycle retailer. Always Riding offers high quality bikes, clothing, bags and accessories. They offer best-in-class products for a range of ride styles, including new and exciting offerings from the most forward-thinking brands.
buyer: Velorution
Velorution is London’s leading premium urban cycling retailer. Velorution offers a superb and select range of urban cycles, apparel and accessories. The business has the largest selection of folding bikes, classic British-made cycles, design-led European urban bikes, and premium scooters in the UK. "
target: Always Riding Ltd
Always Riding is a global online cycle retailer. Always Riding offers a unique selection of high quality bikes, clothing, bags and accessories. They focus on offering best-in-class products for a range of ride styles, including new and exciting offerings from the most forward-thinking brands.
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closed 8/13/2016 via BNC Analysis

Myntra Designs, acquired HRX Brand

synopsis: Myntra, one of the leading e-commerce companies in India, has acquired a majority stake in active lifestyle brand HRX, from Exceed Entertainment, an entertainment management company. HRX Brand is an online store for fitness clothing and gear. They offer shoes, jackets, backpacks, clothing and more.
buyer parent: Flipkart Online Services Pvt Ltd
buyer: Myntra Designs
Myntra.com is ranked among the leading e-commerce companies in India and is the largest online retailer of lifestyle and fashion products. Myntra, which started as an online destination for personalized products back in 2007, has expanded into broader lifestyle and fashion retailing. "
target parent: Exceed Entertainment
target: HRX Brand
HRX Brand is an online store for fitness clothing and gear. They offer shoes, jackets, backpacks, clothing and more. They are based in India.
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announced 7/22/2015 via BNC Analysis

3balls.com, Inc. will be merged with Global Value Commerce, Inc.,

synopsis: Raleigh-based golf merchandise e-commerce company, Global Value Commerce, Inc., signed a letter of intent to merge with 3balls.com, a company that sells used golf clubs and discount golf equipment online.
buyer: Global Value Commerce, Inc.
Global Value Commerce, Inc. started operations in 2001 and is one of the leading e-commerce retailers dedicated to the needs of golf enthusiasts worldwide. They operate four golf internet websites offering new and preowned products. "
target: 3balls.com, Inc.
3balls.com, Inc. sells used golf clubs and discount golf equipment online. The company offers new and used golf equipment, including drivers, fairway woods, hybrids, iron sets, single irons, complete sets and more.
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closed 12/3/2014 via PR Newswire

O2 Media Inc., acquired Inbox Fitness LLC

synopsis: O2 Media™ is pleased to announce that the company has acquired Inbox Fitness®, a flash-sale e-retailer of health and fitness products, including nutritional supplements, exercise equipment, fitness apparel and accessories, healthy home and kitchen items, and a variety of organic and natural nutrition products.
buyer: O2 Media Inc.
O2 Media™ is the leader in branded entertainment, creating and producing more than 2,000 episodes airing across their four award-winning shows The Balancing Act®, Designing Spaces™, Mission Makeover®, and All Mixed Up™ currently airing on Lifetime® Television and U.S. "
target: Inbox Fitness LLC
Inbox Fitness® is a flash-sale e-retailer of health and fitness products, including nutritional supplements, exercise equipment, fitness apparel and accessories, healthy home and kitchen items, and a variety of organic and natural nutrition products.
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