Like Celebrate Express Inc.

closed 8/29/2008 via PR Newswire

Liberty Media Corporation, acquired Celebrate Express Inc.

synopsis: Celebrate Express, Inc., a leading online and catalog retailer of party supplies and costumes marketed under the brands Birthday Express, 1st Wishes and Costume Express, has completed the merger with a subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation.
buyer: Liberty Media Corporation (:$13,604.00)
Liberty Media Corporation owns interests in a broad range of video programming, broadband distribution, interactive technology services and communications businesses. Liberty Media and its affiliated companies operate in the United States, Europe, South America and Asia. "
target: Celebrate Express Inc.
Celebrate Express, Inc. provides celebration products for families with young children, via the Internet and catalogs primarily in the United States. The company operates two brands, Birthday Express and Costume Express that offer children’s party products, and children’s costumes and accessories.
price ($mm)[EV]
$31 [$16]
rev ($mm)
$78
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EV / rev
0.2x
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closed 4/5/2006 via BusinessWire

Corinthian Capital Group, LLC, acquired Audio & Video Labs, Inc.

synopsis: Corinthian Capital Group LLC announced that it has acquired Audio & Video Labs, Inc. d/b/a Disc Makers. Disc Makers is a consumer and business-to-business focused direct marketer of CD and DVD products and services.
buyer: Corinthian Capital Group, LLC
Corinthian Capital Group LLC, formed in 2005, is a New York-based leveraged buyout firm that seeks to invest in middle-market manufacturers, distributors, and business-to-business service providers with EBITDA in the $10 to $25 million range. "
target: Audio & Video Labs, Inc.
Audio & Video Labs, Inc. d/b/a Disc Makers is a consumer and business-to-business focused catalog and internet direct marketer, manufacturer, and provider of music, DVDs, and data products and services.
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closed 2/28/2019 via PR Newswire

AmeriMark Direct, LLC, acquired Harriet Carter Gifts

synopsis: Amerimark Interactive ("AI"), the leading interactive commerce company, has acquired Harriet Carter Gifts, a mail order and online retailer. Harriet Carter Gifts operates the Harriet Carter and Fresh Finds brands. Harriet Carter offers distinctive gifts and novelty items. Fresh Finds specializes in unique products to simplify life and home.
buyer parent: JH Partners, LLC.
buyer: AmeriMark Direct, LLC
AmeriMark Holdings is a leading catalog and e-commerce direct marketer of healthcare, apparel, home and personal care products for the 65+ aged plus baby boomer and senior market. The Cleveland, Ohio-based business, AmeriMark Direct, has 8 distinctive catalog titles and e-commerce sites. "
target: Harriet Carter Gifts
Harriet Carter Gifts is a mail order and online retailer. Their Harriet Carter brand offers a wide variety of distinctive gifts, novelty items and helpful problem-solving products. Their Fresh Finds brand specializes in unique, hard-to-find products to simplify life and home.
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closed 6/29/2016 via BNC Analysis

MCH Group AG, acquired Curiator

synopsis: MCH Group announces the acquisition of the online platform "Curiator" and the appointment of its founders Tobias Boonstoppel and Moenen Erbuer. Curiator, launched in April 2014, is a platform for art enthusiasts to collect and discover art online.
buyer: MCH Group AG (SWX:MCHN:$521.44)
The MCH Group is a leading international live-marketing group of companies with a comprehensive network of services in the entire exhibition and event market. They provide first-class marketing platforms in the form of internationally and nationally leading exhibitions. "
target: Curiator
Curiator is a platform for art enthusiasts to collect and discover art online. As users from across the globe use the platform to create their personal digital art collection, they contribute to a massive, fully searchable art catalog.
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announced 11/8/2012 via BusinessWire

Northern Tool + Equipment, will purchase The Sportsman’s Guide and The Golf Warehouse from Redcats

synopsis: Northern Tool + Equipment, a leading supplier of high-quality tools and equipment, announced it has agreed to acquire The Sportsman’s Guide, a supplier of top-quality outdoor goods sold from catalogs and online and The Golf Warehouse, an online golf equipment retailer from Redcats USA, a division of French company PPR, for $215 million.
buyer: Northern Tool + Equipment
Northern Tool + Equipment has been a supplier of high-quality tools and equipment founded and owned by the Kotula family for more than 30 years, selling products through direct mail, the Internet and at 80 retail locations in 16 states. "
seller parent: PPR
seller: Redcats
Redcats is a world leader in the online distribution of fashion, home decoration, and sports and leisure goods. Through its European and American brands, Redcats distributes fashion, sports and home decoration collections that fit every style and desire all over the world.
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$215
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closed 12/6/2007 via PR Newswire

Gander Mountain, acquired Overton's Inc.

synopsis: Gander Mountain Company the nation's largest retail network of stores for outdoor lifestyle products and services, has acquired Overton's, Inc., a leading Internet and catalog marketing company targeting recreational boaters, from Linsalata Capital Partners, a Cleveland-based private equity firm.
buyer: Gander Mountain (GMTN:$0.00)
Gander Mountain Company is the nation's largest retail network of stores for hunting, fishing, boats, camping, marine and outdoor lifestyle products and services. Since 1960, the Gander Mountain brand has offered an expanding assortment of competitively priced outdoor equipment. "
target parent: Linsalata Capital Partners
target: Overton's Inc.
Overton's, Inc. is a direct marketer of specialty water sports and related marine accessories. The company's product line is extensive, ranging from water skis, wakeboards and apparel to electronics, boat covers and boat seats.
price ($mm)
$70
rev ($mm)
$90
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.8x
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closed 9/1/2006 via PR Newswire

The Sportsman's Guide, Inc. merged with Redcats USA,

synopsis: Redcats Group , a leader in home shopping announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Redcats USA has completed the acquisition of The Sportsman's Guide, Inc., a leading US catalog and online marketer of outdoor and sports gear, for a price of $31 per share that values The Sportsman's Guide at approximately $265 million.
buyer: Redcats USA
Headquartered on New York City's Fashion Avenue, Redcats USA is "America's Specialty Catalog and E-Commerce Leader," with 10 catalogs and 10 e-commerce websites. Our three divisions include value-priced misses' fashion, women's and men's plus-size apparel as well as home lifestyles. "
target: The Sportsman's Guide, Inc.
The Sportsman’s Guide is a leading marketer of value priced outdoor gear and general merchandise, with a special emphasis on outdoor clothing, equipment and footwear.
price ($mm)
$257
rev ($mm)
$292
EBITDA ($mm)
$20
EV / rev
0.9x
EV / EBITDA
13.0x
closed 11/6/2014 via PR Newswire

Wanderful Media, acquired CoffeeTable

synopsis: Wanderful Media announced an expansion of its offerings for retailers with the acquisition of CoffeeTable, a leading mobile and tablet catalog aggregation app for iPhone and iPad and website. CoffeeTable allows consumers to browse and shop their favorite brands' retail catalogs from one location.
buyer: Wanderful Media
Wanderful Media owns and operates Find&Save, a comprehensive collection of local sales available on FindnSave.com and on newspaper sites across the country in all 50 of the top 50 DMAs (designated market areas). "
target: CoffeeTable
CoffeeTable is an award-winning and leading iPhone and iPad app and website, enabling consumers to browse and shop their favorite brands' catalogs digitally from one location. CoffeeTable is a featured, top-ranked catalog app in the App Store and can be downloaded for free.
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announced 3/5/2018 via New York Times

The Infatuation, will acquire Zagat

synopsis: The Infatuation, a website, app, newsletter, and recommendation platform designed to help people find the perfect restaurant for every situation, is to acquire Zagat, the world's most trusted source for consumer-generated survey information, from Google.
buyer: The Infatuation
The Infatuation is a website, app, newsletter, and recommendation platform designed to help people find the perfect restaurant for every situation. They operate out of New York, Los Angeles, London, Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, Denver, Washington DC, Austin, and more. "
target parent: Google
target: Zagat
Zagat is the world's most trusted source for consumer-generated survey information. With a worldwide network of surveyors, Zagat rates and reviews restaurants, hotels, nightlife, movies, music, golf, shopping and a range of other entertainment categories.
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closed 10/28/2014 via Company Press Release

Yelp, acquired Cityvox SAS

synopsis: Yelp has acquired Cityvox, a French online review site specialised in the restaurant and nightlife categories. Cityvox has a local reputation for providing great consumer insights for businesses ranging from restaurants and brasseries to cinemas and clubs, basically any business falling into the restaurant and nightlife categories.
buyer: Yelp (YELP:$787.22)
Yelp connects people with great local businesses. Their users have contributed more than 67 million cumulative reviews of almost every type of local business, from restaurants, boutiques and salons to dentists, mechanics, plumbers and more. "
target parent: Orange S.A.
target: Cityvox SAS
Cityvox SAS operates an online multilingual leisure and entertainment guide. It also offers a service that proposes mobile users to receive personalized SMS alerts about an event on the selected topic. The company was founded in 1999 and is based in Paris, France.
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closed 11/30/2012 via BNC Analysis

Capital One Financial Corp., acquired Bundle Corporation

synopsis: Capital One, a diversified financial services company, has acquired Bundle Corporation, an analytical tool that tracks consumer spending habits in certain areas, and then compares those habits with consumers in other areas.
buyer: Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE:COF:$15,321.00)
Capital One is a diversified financial services company that offers a broad array of financial products and services to consumers, small businesses and commercial clients. A Fortune 500 company, Capital One has one of the most widely recognized brands in America. "
target: Bundle Corporation
Bundle Corporation is a company focused on helping people save and spend better. Its money management tools in My Money can help clients analyze their own spending and savings, and compare it to how other people in the same situation are spending their money.
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closed 10/24/2012 via PR Newswire

Yelp, acquired Qype

synopsis: Yelp Inc., the company that connects consumers with great local businesses, announced it has acquired Qype, Europe's largest local reviews site where people can share their experiences and give feedback on the consumer decisions they make every day.
buyer: Yelp (YELP:$787.22)
Yelp is an online urban city guide that helps people find cool places to eat, shop, drink, relax and play, based on the informed opinions of a vibrant and active community of locals in the know. "
target: Qype
Qype, Europe's largest user-generated local reviews site, was founded in Hamburg in 2006. Qype was founded as a community where people could share their experiences and give feedback on the consumer decisions they make every day.
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$39
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closed 2/8/2012 via BusinessWire

OVGuide, acquired Live Matrix, Inc.

synopsis: OVGuide, the most comprehensive and up-to-date guide to online video, announced the acquisition of Live Matrix, the first guide to live and scheduled events on the Web. Live Matrix will continue operation as a stand-alone site focused on live, scheduled events, including video and audio webcasts, live chats, limited-time sales, and more.
buyer parent: Baroda Ventures
buyer: OVGuide
OVGuide is the Web’s most comprehensive and up-to-date guide to online video. It categorizes online video content from over 6,000 sources, facilitating the user discovery of, and guidance to, both short and long form videos via a comprehensive database and proprietary search engine. "
target: Live Matrix, Inc.
Livematrix.com is a full content calendar for live and scheduled events on the Web. It was the first guide to link users to any online event that has a start time and can be attended online: audio and video webcasts, live chats, limited-time sales and auctions, conferences, and more.
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closed 2/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

Qloo, acquired TasteDive

synopsis: Qloo announced that it has acquired TasteDive. TasteDive (formerly TasteKid) is a recommendation engine and a community for people who share interests in music, movies, TV shows, books, authors and games.
buyer: Qloo
Qloo is the Cultural AI, leveraging deep intelligence to connect and predict consumer taste across domains including media, entertainment, consumer products, fashion, hospitality and travel in a privacy-centric manner. "
target: TasteDive
TasteDive (formerly TasteKid) is a recommendation engine and a community for people who share interests in music, movies, TV shows, books, authors and games.
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closed 10/15/2012 via BNC Analysis

Tout'd, acquired Villij

synopsis: Tout’d, a site that lets networks of users share recommendations with each other, has bought Villij. Villij connects users based on similar interests and their online activity profiles — a kind of early attempt at mapping out a user’s social graph.
buyer: Tout'd
Tout'd is the “Digital Word-of-Mouth” social media platform and referral engine that allows exclusive communities of friends to easily collect and share recommendations. "
target: Villij
Villij is a social networking site for content consumers. It analyzes Web content, such as social networks, blogs, feeds, and bookmarks, and allows users to exchange recommendations with friends.
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closed 9/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

The Chernin Group, acquired Food52

synopsis: The Chernin Group, an independent media holding company, has acquired a majority stake in Food52, a recipe and cookware website. Food52 offers thousands of articles and community submitted recipes that inspire people to eat thoughtfully and live joyfully. Their online shop allows users to easily buy the cookware they need to eat and live well.
buyer: The Chernin Group
The Chernin Group, LLC (TCG) is a privately held, independent media holding company founded by Peter Chernin and based in Los Angeles, California. TCG has built, managed, operated, and invested in businesses in the media, entertainment, and technology sectors around the world since 2010. "
target: Food52
Food52 is a recipe and cookware website. Food52 offers thousands of articles and community submitted recipes that inspire people to eat thoughtfully and live joyfully. Their online shop allows users to easily buy the cookware they need to cook, eat, and live well.
price ($mm)
$83
rev ($mm)
$30
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.8x
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closed 4/3/2019 via Company Press Release

Albert Heijn, acquired FoodFirst Network

synopsis: Albert Heijn, the oldest existing supermarket chain in the Netherlands, acquired FoodFirst Network, the first completely ad-free online lifestyle platform in the Netherlands. Subscribed clients receive advice from specialists on nutrition, exercise, sleep and relaxation, as well as access to healthy recipes.
buyer parent: Ahold Delhaize
buyer: Albert Heijn
Albert Heijn is the oldest existing supermarket chain in the Netherlands, filling around five million plates every day. With over 100,000 employees, they take great responsibility and ensure that customers always find tasty, healthy, sustainable and affordable products on their store shelves. "
target: FoodFirst Network
FoodFirst Network is the first completely ad-free online lifestyle platform in the Netherlands. Subscribed clients receive advice from specialists on nutrition, exercise, sleep and relaxation, as well as access to healthy recipes.
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closed 7/18/2018 via BNC Analysis

dely, Inc., acquired Startouts Inc

synopsis: Dely, which operates the recipe video service Kurashiru, announced that it has acquired Startouts, which also operates a recipe video site Mogoo. Both companies are based in Tokyo, Japan.
buyer: dely, Inc.
dely, Inc. is a Japanese company that operates the online video recipe site, Kurashiru. They introduce a variety of tasty food recipes that color the dining table with cooking videos. Tens of millions of people watch and listen to the monthly recipe service in Japan. "
target: Startouts Inc
Startouts Inc. is a Japanese internet and software development company that operates the site Mogoo, a video recipe site.
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closed 7/11/2018 via BNC Analysis

Beaux Arts & Cie SAS, acquired Exponaute SAS

synopsis: The Beaux Arts & Cie group continues its expansion with the acquisition of Exponaute, a website specialized in art exhibition news with an online cultural agenda. Exponaute was acquired from Webedia.
buyer: Beaux Arts & Cie SAS
Beaux Arts & Cie, a cultural content and services platform, brings together the leader of the arts and cultural press: the monthly Beaux Arts Magazine, The Daily Art, and the publishing house Beaux Arts Éditions. They also offer art-related events, conferences, training, consulting and production. "
target parent: Fimalac SA
target: Exponaute SAS
Exponaute is the leading information and recommendation website for art exhibitions. It references more than 5000 museums and galleries in France, as well as Belgium, Switzerland, Luxembourg, and offers a 360 degree point of view on art and exhibitions.
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closed 3/23/2018 via BNC Analysis

1st Leads LLC, acquired Bingoport.co.uk

synopsis: Gaming Realms has sold UK-based Bingoport.co.uk and Freebingohunter.com to 1st Leads, a performance marketing and lead generation specialist. Bingoport reviews UK online bingo sites so users know which sites offer the best experience for them to play. Freebingohunter offers bingo website reviews and online bingo games through their website.
buyer: 1st Leads LLC
1st Leads is a performance marketing and lead generation specialist. 1st Leads generates highly qualified, highly targeted sales leads and actionable market intelligence. They specialize in working with high tech companies that have complex products and complex sales cycles. "
target parent: Gaming Realms plc
target: Bingoport.co.uk
Bingoport.co.uk is the UK's largest and most trusted free bingo site. Bingoport monitors and reviews UK online bingo sites so users know which sites offer the best experience for them to play. Freebingohunter.com offers bingo website reviews and online bingo games through their website.
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$2.78
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closed 8/29/2008 via PR Newswire

Liberty Media Corporation, acquired Celebrate Express Inc.

synopsis: Celebrate Express, Inc., a leading online and catalog retailer of party supplies and costumes marketed under the brands Birthday Express, 1st Wishes and Costume Express, has completed the merger with a subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation.
buyer: Liberty Media Corporation (:$13,604.00)
Liberty Media Corporation owns interests in a broad range of video programming, broadband distribution, interactive technology services and communications businesses. Liberty Media and its affiliated companies operate in the United States, Europe, South America and Asia. "
target: Celebrate Express Inc.
Celebrate Express, Inc. provides celebration products for families with young children, via the Internet and catalogs primarily in the United States. The company operates two brands, Birthday Express and Costume Express that offer children’s party products, and children’s costumes and accessories.
price ($mm)[EV]
$31 [$16]
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$78
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announced 9/8/2020 via BNC Analysis

Cornerstone UK, will acquire FXPress Payment Services Ltd.

synopsis: UK-based Cornerstone Brands, an online provider of men's toiletries and healthcare products, will acquire FXPress Payments Services Ltd. Headquartered in London, FXPress is a provider of advanced payment systems as Platform as a Service to small and mid-size enterprises.
buyer parent: Qurate Retail, Inc.
buyer: Cornerstone UK
UK-based Cornerstone is an online subscription service for men's healthcare products. Through Cornerstone's website, users can get top quality men’s toiletries delivered through a personalized, flexible subscription model that can be managed through the company's app. "
target: FXPress Payment Services Ltd.
UK-based FXPress is a specialist foreign exchange firm providing its client base with a boutique style service and online trading platform. The company's white label solution removes the complexity of international payments so clients can focus on delivering a great experience for their customers.
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closed 12/19/2017 via PR Newswire

Evite, acquired Fête, Inc.

synopsis: Evite, the leading digital service for bringing people together, announced it has acquired rights to the assets of Fête, a mobile invitations start-up. Launched in 2015, Fête is an iOS app that enables users to send invitations over text message, allowing guests to RSVP or collaborate to determine a date and place that works for everyone.
buyer parent: Liberty Interactive Corporation
buyer: Evite
Evite is the world's leading digital platform for bringing people together. With free, easy-to-use invitation designs, inspirational video content, and a private sharing feed for photos and conversations, Evite makes coming together face-to-face effortless and more memorable for its users. "
target: Fête, Inc.
Launched in 2015, Fête is an iOS app that enables users to send invitations over text message, allowing guests to RSVP or collaborate to determine a date and place that works for everyone. Fête leverages technology and design to bring groups as close as they can get.
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closed 12/29/2017 via BusinessWire

QVC, Inc., acquired HSN Inc.

synopsis: Liberty Interactive has completed the acquisition of 62% of HSN, Inc., a $3.5 billion interactive multichannel retailer with strong direct-to-consumer expertise. HSN will join QVC, the world's leading video and ecommerce retailer and wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Interactive.
buyer parent: Liberty Interactive Corporation
buyer: QVC, Inc. (QVCA:$10,175.00)
QVC, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Interactive Corporation, is the world's leading video and ecommerce retailer. QVC is committed to providing its customers with thousands of the most innovative and contemporary beauty, fashion, jewelry and home products. "
target: HSN Inc. (HSNI:$3,536.16)
HSN, Inc. is a $3.5 billion interactive multichannel retailer with strong direct-to-consumer expertise among its two operating segments, HSN and Cornerstone. HSNi offers innovative, differentiated retail experiences on TV, online, via mobile devices, in catalogs, and in brick and mortar stores.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,345 [$1,796]*
rev ($mm)
$3,503
EBITDA ($mm)
$244
EV / rev
0.7x
EV / EBITDA
10.7x
closed 10/1/2015 via BusinessWire

QVC, Inc., acquired Zulily

synopsis: QVC, the global leader in video and ecommerce retail, announced that its parent, Liberty Interactive Corporation has acquired zulily, inc. The company is a leading ecommerce site serving millennial moms and the digital-only generation.
buyer parent: Liberty Interactive Corporation
buyer: QVC, Inc. (QVCA:$10,175.00)
QVC, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Interactive Corporation, is the world's leading video and ecommerce retailer. QVC is committed to providing its customers with thousands of the most innovative and contemporary beauty, fashion, jewelry and home products. "
target: Zulily (ZU:$1,281.36)
zulily is a retailer obsessed with bringing customers special finds every day—all at incredible prices. zulily features an always-fresh curated collection for the whole family, including clothing, shoes, home decor, toys, gifts and more.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2,375 [$2,062]
rev ($mm)
$1,281
EBITDA ($mm)
$28
EV / rev
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76.7x
closed 6/17/2015 via BusinessWire

TSG Consumer Partners LLC, acquired Backcountry.com

synopsis: TSG Consumer Partners LLC, a leading strategic equity investor in high-growth consumer brands, and Backcountry.com, LLC, one of the largest online specialty retailers of outdoor gear and apparel, announced that TSG has acquired Backcountry from Liberty Interactive Corporation.
buyer: TSG Consumer Partners LLC
TSG Consumer Partners LLC is an investment firm with approximately $3 billion in equity capital under management, focused on the branded consumer sector. TSG is an active investor in the food, beverage, restaurant, beauty, personal care, household and apparel & accessories, and ecommerce sectors. "
target parent: Liberty Interactive Corporation
target: Backcountry.com
Backcountry is the largest online retailer of premium outdoor gear. The quality and breadth of our products, the knowledge and empowered service of our Gearheads, the lightning-fast speed of our fulfillment, and the shared gear knowledge of our community enable our customer’s passions outside.
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closed 11/7/2013 via BusinessWire

Provide Commerce Inc., acquired Sincerely, Inc.

synopsis: Provide Commerce, Inc., the parent company of leading e-commerce gifting brands ProFlowers, RedEnvelope, Personal Creations, Gifts.com and others, has purchased mobile gifting startup Sincerely, Inc. This strategic acquisition accelerates Provide Commerce’s ability to leverage the rapid growth in mobile commerce for its e-commerce brands.
buyer parent: Liberty Interactive Corporation
buyer: Provide Commerce Inc.
Provide Commerce, one of the nation’s leading e-commerce companies. They operate an e-commerce marketplace of websites for perishable goods that consistently delivers fresh, high-quality products direct from the supplier to the customer at competitive prices. "
target: Sincerely, Inc.
Sincerely, Inc is a mobile gifting startup. They also offer mobile and social network applications to create birthday invitations, photo prints, postcards, and greeting cards from iPhone, iPad, and Android.
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announced 12/5/2012 via PR Newswire

QVC, Inc., will acquire Oodle, Inc.

synopsis: QVC, Inc., a global leader in video and e-commerce retail, announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, California Voices, LLC, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of Oodle, Inc., the social commerce leader that runs the Oodle Marketplace application on Facebook.
buyer parent: Liberty Media Corporation
buyer: QVC, Inc. (QVCA:$10,175.00)
QVC, Inc. is one of the largest multimedia retailers in the world. QVC is committed to providing its customers with thousands of the most innovative and contemporary beauty, fashion, jewelry and home products. "
target: Oodle, Inc.
Oodle is a pioneer in social commerce and brings a social experience to the local online marketplace. Users can easily buy, sell, lend and give with friends, friends-of-friends, and other people in their local community.
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closed 7/1/2011 via BusinessWire

Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc., purchased WFRV-TV and WJMN-TV from Liberty Interactive Corporation

synopsis: Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. completes the acquisition of the assets of WFRV-TV and WJMN-TV, the CBS affiliates serving the Green Bay, Wisconsin and Marquette, Michigan markets, respectively, from an affiliate of Liberty Media Corporation.
buyer: Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. (NXST:$4,224.75)
Nexstar Broadcasting Group is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers and advertisers through its traditional media, e-MEDIA, digital and mobile media platforms. "
seller: Liberty Interactive Corporation (:$13,604.00)
Liberty Media Corporation owns interests in a broad range of video programming, broadband distribution, interactive technology services and communications businesses. Liberty Media and its affiliated companies operate in the United States, Europe, South America and Asia.
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closed 3/4/2011 via PR Newswire

Canadian Investor Group, acquired Starz Animation Toronto

synopsis: Starz, LLC, has completed a transaction resulting in a Canadian investor group purchasing a majority stake in the award-winning Starz Animation Toronto, Canada's leading production studio for digital animation. This transaction will bolster the CG-animation and VFX company as it continues its growth in the digital media industry.
buyer: Canadian Investor Group
The Canadian holding company is comprised of principles who have extensive North American, and worldwide communications sector experience. Led by J. Thomas Murray and Steven B. Hecht, the group includes members with backgrounds in broadcasting, media production and strategic media marketing. "
target parent: Liberty Media Corporation
target: Starz Animation Toronto
As Canada's leading high-quality digital animation studio, Starz Animation Toronto provides major Hollywood studios and independent producers alike with world-class computer-animated content for feature films, DVDs, TV, visual effects, shorts and game cinematics.
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announced 10/11/2010 via Company Press Release

Film Roman, Inc. will be merged with Bento Box Entertainment,

synopsis: Starz Media, LLC, has reached an agreement to sell its animation studio Film Roman to a group of investors. After leaving Film Roman in 2008, Scott Greenberg co-founded the animation company Bento Box Entertainment. The new Film Roman investor group intends to purchase Bento Box and combine the two production companies.
buyer: Bento Box Entertainment
Bento Box Entertainment develops and produces animated series and films as well as interactive and new media properties. Bento Box provides a full roster of production capabilities to their studio partners, and develops its own original projects. "
target parent: Liberty Media Corporation
target: Film Roman, Inc.
Film Roman is the premier TV animation studio, producing animation for Fox Television/Gracie Films' "The Simpsons," Fox Television's "King of the Hill," Marvel's "Super Hero Squad," "The Avengers" and "Ultimate Spider-Man" and MTV's "Beavis and Butt-Head," as well as proprietary projects.
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closed 8/19/2009 via PR Newswire

Fanball Interactive, LLC, purchased Fantasy Sports Properties from F&W Publications, Inc.

synopsis: Fanball, the premier provider of online fantasy sports contests, content, strategy and insight, announced the acquisition of the fantasy sports properties from F+W Media, Inc. -- including the National Fantasy Football Championship and National Fantasy Baseball Championship.
buyer parent: Liberty Media Corporation
buyer: Fanball Interactive, LLC
Fanball (Fanball.com) is one of the leading providers of fantasy sports products and services in North America and has operated fantasy sports games since 1992. "
seller parent: ABRY Partners
seller: F&W Publications, Inc.
F+W is a publisher of special interest magazines and books in a broad variety of consumer enthusiast categories. The Company also operates book clubs, conferences, trade shows, websites and education programs, focused on the same consumer hobbies and enthusiast subject areas.
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closed 1/16/2009 via PR Newswire

Sony Online Entertainment LLC, acquired Octopi LLC

synopsis: Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) now owns the ground-breaking, critically acclaimed PoxNora online collectible strategy game and the other key assets for future game development from Tucson-based Octopi, LLC.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Online Entertainment LLC
Sony Online Entertainment is a recognized worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online games, with hundreds of thousands of subscribers around the globe. SOE creates, develops and provides compelling entertainment for the personal computer, online, game console and wireless markets. "
target parent: Liberty Media Corporation
target: Octopi LLC
Located in Tucson, Arizona, Octopi has established itself as a leading developer of single-player and multiplayer mobile and online games. Octopi's game development engine "Octoplex(TM)" supports multiple languages, the top 100+ mobile handsets, and other platforms such as PDAs and web browsers.
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closed 9/9/2008 via BusinessWeek

Ascent Media Group, Inc., acquired inDplay

synopsis: Global Media Exchange, a division of Ascent Media, announced that it has acquired Silicon Valley based inDplay, an online content licensing marketplace, which will accelerate GMX’s speed to market. inDplay’s intellectual property and company will transition to GMX effective immediately.
buyer parent: Liberty Media Corporation
buyer: Ascent Media Group, Inc. (ASCMA:$0.00)
Santa Monica, California-based Ascent Media Group, LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Discovery Holding Company, which through its Creative Services and Networks Services groups, provides creative, digital, technical media services to the media and entertainment industries. "
target: inDplay
inDplay, Inc. is an online marketplace for professionally produced film, TV, and video content. inDplay also provides ancillary services and tools for distributors (such as acquisition and sales executives), content libraries, and filmmakers.
price ($mm)
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closed 9/8/2008 via BusinessWeek

Banc of America Capital Investors, M/C Venture Partners, acquired AccentHealth, Inc.

synopsis: Private equity firms M/C Venture Partners and Banc of America Capital Investors announced that they have partnered to jointly acquire AccentHealth, the leading digital out-of-home media company providing patient health education in physician offices nationwide, from Ascent Media Corp., a subsidiary of Discovery Holding Company.
buyer: M/C Venture Partners
buyer: Banc of America Capital Investors
M/C Venture Partners is a private equity firm that has been investing in the media and communications industry for over two decades. Since 1982, its partners have invested over $1.8 billion in equity in over 80 businesses. "
target parent: Liberty Media Corporation
target: AccentHealth, Inc.
AccentHealth is America's #1 Integrated Health Media Company, educating patients with award winning health TV programming in 12,000 physician waiting rooms nationwide. AccentHealth’s trusted TV programming, reaches over 140 million Nielsen-audited viewers each year.
price ($mm)
$119
rev ($mm)
$26
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
4.5x
EV / EBITDA
announced 7/28/2008 via BusinessWire

Octopi LLC, will acquire Octopi LLC

synopsis: Dan Kopycienski and Octopi Holdings, LLC announced an agreement to re-acquire all of the assets of Octopi Inc from its parent company, FUN Technologies Inc.
buyer: Octopi LLC
Located in Tucson, Arizona, Octopi has established itself as a leading developer of single-player and multiplayer mobile and online games. Octopi's game development engine "Octoplex(TM)" supports multiple languages, the top 100+ mobile handsets, and other platforms such as PDAs and web browsers. "
target parent: Liberty Media Corporation
target: Octopi LLC
Located in Tucson, Arizona, Octopi has established itself as a leading developer of single-player and multiplayer mobile and online games. Octopi's game development engine "Octoplex(TM)" supports multiple languages, the top 100+ mobile handsets, and other platforms such as PDAs and web browsers.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 8/29/2008 via PR Newswire

Liberty Media Corporation, acquired Celebrate Express Inc.

synopsis: Celebrate Express, Inc., a leading online and catalog retailer of party supplies and costumes marketed under the brands Birthday Express, 1st Wishes and Costume Express, has completed the merger with a subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation.
buyer: Liberty Media Corporation (:$13,604.00)
Liberty Media Corporation owns interests in a broad range of video programming, broadband distribution, interactive technology services and communications businesses. Liberty Media and its affiliated companies operate in the United States, Europe, South America and Asia. "
target: Celebrate Express Inc.
Celebrate Express, Inc. provides celebration products for families with young children, via the Internet and catalogs primarily in the United States. The company operates two brands, Birthday Express and Costume Express that offer children’s party products, and children’s costumes and accessories.
price ($mm)[EV]
$31 [$16]
rev ($mm)
$78
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.2x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/31/2007 via PR Newswire

Liberty Media Corporation, acquired BodyBuilding.com

synopsis: Liberty Media Corporation and Bodybuilding.com announced that Liberty has acquired control of Bodybuilding.com, the leading sports nutrition electronic retailer and most visited bodybuilding and fitness site in the world. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
buyer: Liberty Media Corporation (:$13,604.00)
Liberty Media Corporation owns interests in a broad range of video programming, broadband distribution, interactive technology services and communications businesses. Liberty Media and its affiliated companies operate in the United States, Europe, South America and Asia. "
target: BodyBuilding.com
Bodybuilding.com manages two websites. Its "Supersite" is a vibrant and active community of content, social networking, and advice about gaining muscle, losing fat, competing and staying motivated. Bodybuilding's "Store" is an e-Commerce and product information site containing over 6,000 products.
price ($mm)
$139
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/18/2007 via PR Newswire

Discovery Communications, Inc., acquired Howstuffworks.com, Inc.

synopsis: Discovery Communications has completed its acquisition of HowStuffWorks, the leading online source of high quality, unbiased, and easy-to-understand explanations of how the world actually works.
buyer parent: Liberty Media Corporation
buyer: Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISC.A:$10,776.00)
Discovery Communications, Inc., helps cable viewers explore their world through the Discovery Channel, one of the US's top cable channels. Featuring documentaries and nature shows, the channel reaches more than 250 million homes in more than 145 countries. "
target parent: Convex Group
target: Howstuffworks.com, Inc.
HowStuffWorks is the leading source of credible, unbiased, and easy-to-understand explanations of how the world actually works. It has won multiple Webby awards, was among Time magazine's "25 Websites We Can't Live Without" in 2006 and 2007.
price ($mm)
$250
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/2/2007 via BusinessWire

Discovery Communications, Inc., acquired Treehugger.com

synopsis: Discovery Communications, the number-one nonfiction media company, today announced the acquisition of the leading eco-lifestyle website, TreeHugger.com. The interactive site becomes part of Discovery’s global multiplatform initiative Planet Green, which includes the first 24/7 eco-lifestyle TV network launching in 50 million homes in early 2008.
buyer parent: Liberty Media Corporation
buyer: Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISC.A:$10,776.00)
Discovery Communications, Inc., helps cable viewers explore their world through the Discovery Channel, one of the US's top cable channels. Featuring documentaries and nature shows, the channel reaches more than 250 million homes in more than 145 countries. "
target: Treehugger.com
TreeHugger.com is the leading media outlet dedicated to driving sustainability mainstream. Partial to a modern aesthetic, it strives to be a one-stop shop for green news, solutions, and product information. Its services include a blog, weekly and daily newsletters, video segments and more.
price ($mm)
$10
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 5/7/2007 via PR Newswire

Liberty Media Corporation, will acquire Backcountry.com

synopsis: Liberty Media Corporation and Backcountry.com announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for Liberty Media to acquire control of Backcountry.com -- the operator of leading outdoor and action sports eCommerce sites Backcountry.com, BackcountryOutlet.com, TramDock.com, DogFunk.com, SteepandCheap.com and WhiskeyMilitia.com.
buyer: Liberty Media Corporation (:$13,604.00)
Liberty Media Corporation owns interests in a broad range of video programming, broadband distribution, interactive technology services and communications businesses. Liberty Media and its affiliated companies operate in the United States, Europe, South America and Asia. "
target: Backcountry.com
Backcountry.com is an e-commerce business that sells performance gear for backcountry adventures, including backpacking, climbing, skiing, snowboarding, trail running and adventure travel.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 7/24/2018 via DGAP

Aurelius AG, acquired Ideal Shopping Direct Limited

synopsis: AURELIUS Alpha Limited, a subsidiary of AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA ("AURELIUS"), the listed pan-European mid-market investor, announces its acquisition of Ideal Shopping Direct ("ISD"), one of the UK's leading multi-channel home shopping retailers, from Blackstone.
buyer: Aurelius AG (XTRA:AR4:$4,131.43)
Aurelius Group is a pan-European asset manager with offices in Munich, London, Stockholm, and Madrid. Aurelius has grown from a local turnaround investor to an international multi-asset manager investing in a wide range of sectors and across the capital structure. "
target parent: Blackstone Group LP
target: Ideal Shopping Direct Limited
Ideal Shopping Direct (ISD) is one of the UK's leading multi-channel home shopping retailers. ISD sources, designs and sells lifestyle and crafting products to consumers via a variety of dedicated interaction channels including TV shopping channels, social media platforms, websites and live events.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$190
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/29/2017 via BusinessWire

QVC, Inc., acquired HSN Inc.

synopsis: Liberty Interactive has completed the acquisition of 62% of HSN, Inc., a $3.5 billion interactive multichannel retailer with strong direct-to-consumer expertise. HSN will join QVC, the world's leading video and ecommerce retailer and wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Interactive.
buyer parent: Liberty Interactive Corporation
buyer: QVC, Inc. (QVCA:$10,175.00)
QVC, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Interactive Corporation, is the world's leading video and ecommerce retailer. QVC is committed to providing its customers with thousands of the most innovative and contemporary beauty, fashion, jewelry and home products. "
target: HSN Inc. (HSNI:$3,536.16)
HSN, Inc. is a $3.5 billion interactive multichannel retailer with strong direct-to-consumer expertise among its two operating segments, HSN and Cornerstone. HSNi offers innovative, differentiated retail experiences on TV, online, via mobile devices, in catalogs, and in brick and mortar stores.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,345 [$1,796]*
rev ($mm)
$3,503
EBITDA ($mm)
$244
EV / rev
0.7x
EV / EBITDA
10.7x
announced 9/21/2015 via BusinessWire

Blackstone Group LP, will acquire Ideal Shopping Direct Limited

synopsis: Blackstone will acquire Ideal Shopping Direct (“ISD”), a leading independent multi-channel retailer, from Inflexion. ISD delivers a dynamic shopping experience selling specialty craft products to dedicated crafting hobbyists as well as home, leisure, health, beauty and fashion products through their TV channels as well as multiple internet sites.
buyer: Blackstone Group LP (BX:$14,638.28)
The Blackstone Group is one of the world's leading investment and advisory firms. Blackstone seeks to create positive economic impact and long-term value for its investors, the companies they invest in, and and the communities they work in. "
target parent: Inflexion Private Equity Partners LLP
target: Ideal Shopping Direct Limited
Ideal Shopping Direct Limited is one of the UK’s leading multi-channel home shopping retailers, selling via their TV channels and the internet. They sell everything from products for the home and garden, to kitchen and technology goods, through to health and beauty and craft buys.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/14/2015 via BNC Analysis

High Street TV, acquired High Street TV

synopsis: High Street TV (HSTV) has been acquired through a management buyout led by the two founding executives, Andrew Malcher and Jim Coleman. Headquartered in Harrogate, HSTV is a B2C and B2B multi-channel retailer. Using television shopping channels, the business sells globally renowned and innovative licensed and own branded products.
buyer: High Street TV
Andrew Malcher and Jim Coleman are the two founding executives of High Street TV. Andrew Malcher serves as the Executive Chairman and Jim Coleman is the Chief Executive Officer. High Street TV is a Multi Channel Retailer operating in the UK and Internationally. "
target: High Street TV
High Street TV is a Multi Channel Retailer operating in the UK and Internationally. Based in Harrogate UK with 100+ staff, they operate THREE 24/7 TV shopping channels in the UK - SKY 648, SKY 656 and Freesat 821. In addition, they broadcast approximately 100 hours per day on over 50 TV Channels.
price ($mm)
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closed 10/14/2005 via BNC Analysis

EMAP plc, acquired Worth Global Style Network, Ltd.

synopsis: Emap has announced the acquisition of Worth Global Style Network (WGSN), for approximately £140m. WGSN.com is a leading international online source of fashion and apparel intelligence in the retail sector, delivering high value information on trends from the latest catwalks, major trade shows, street fashion and retail storefronts.
buyer: EMAP plc (LSE:ASCL:$368.88)
Emap plc is a brand-led, multiplatform media group with a portfolio of over 200 brands that inform, entertain and connect communities. The strength of the Group lies in our ability to create and package content and in our brands through which we engage our customers. "
target: Worth Global Style Network, Ltd.
The WGSN news and information service is a powerful business tool, created to aid and inspire every organisation involved in the many fast moving and inter-related style industries. Launched in early 1998 by founders Julian and Marc Worth, WGSN is now sweeping the style industry.
price ($mm)
$195
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/8/2012 via BNC Analysis

Groupon, Inc., acquired Adku

synopsis: US daily deals site Groupon has acquired San Francisco-based personalized shopper data specialist Adku. e-commerce data start-up Adku has developed a prediction engine which enables it to analyse data about individual online shoppers, and then deliver recommendations to these consumers from sites such as eBay and Amazon.
buyer: Groupon, Inc. (GRPN:$2,503.80)
Groupon features a daily deal on the best stuff to do, eat, see and buy in more than 300 markets around the world. Groupon uses collective buying power to offer unbeatable prices and provide a win-win for businesses and consumers, delivering more than 650 daily deals globally. "
target: Adku
Adku is a personalized shopper data specialist. It has developed a prediction engine which enables it to analyze data about individual online shoppers, and then deliver recommendations to these consumers from sites such as eBay and Amazon.
price ($mm)
$10
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/15/2020 via Company Press Release

Prospecto Group merged with Offerista Group,

synopsis: Prospecto Group has merged with Offerista Group, the main provider of digital commercial marketing in the DACH region. Prospecto Group is the leading provider of digital marketing solutions in Central and Eastern Europe. Prospecto Group's websites and apps allows customers to compare promotions and prices from their favorite local retailers.
buyer: Offerista Group
Offerista Group is the leading provider of digital retail marketing services in the DACH region. Offerista's large network and innovative technical solutions reaches up to 38.2 million shoppers every month. Their solutions include digital offers, push networks, retail listings, display ads and more."
target: Prospecto Group
Prospecto Group is the leading provider of digital marketing solutions in Central and Eastern Europe. Prospecto Group's websites and apps provides catalogues and deals from retailers. Their platform allows customers to compare promotions and prices from their favorite local retailers.
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closed 6/6/2019 via BusinessWire

Altice USA, acquired Cheddar

synopsis: Altice USA, one of the largest broadband communications and video services providers in the US, has completed the acquisition of Cheddar, the leading post-cable news, media, and entertainment company. Cheddar broadcasts live on SlingTV, Hulu Live, YouTube TV, Philo, Twitter, Facebook Watch, Pluto, Xumo and more.
buyer parent: Altice N.V.
buyer: Altice USA (CVC:$9,566.61)
Altice USA is one of the largest broadband communications and video services providers in the US, delivering broadband, pay television, telephony services, Wi-Fi hotspot access, proprietary content and advertising services to approximately 4.9 million residential and business customers. "
target: Cheddar
Cheddar is the leading post-cable news, media, and entertainment company. Cheddar broadcasts live on SlingTV, Hulu Live, YouTube TV, Philo, Twitter, Facebook Watch, Pluto, Xumo and more.
price ($mm)
$200
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/20/2016 via BNC Analysis

Criteo, acquired MonsieurDrive

synopsis: Criteo, a global technology company that enables e-commerce companies to leverage large volumes of data, has acquired MonsieurDrive, a company that offers a portal which allows consumers to shop online at local hypermarkets.
buyer: Criteo (CRTO:$2,304.25)
Criteo has grown to be a global technology company that enables e-commerce companies to leverage large volumes of data to efficiently and effectively engage and convert their customers. "
target: MonsieurDrive
Monsieur Drive offers a portal which allows consumers to shop online at local hypermarkets. Consumers compose their basket, check availability and prices in different shops, and checkout at the shop of their choice. The company was founded in 2012 and is based in Boulogne Billancourt, France.
price ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 3/3/2015 via Market Wire

Purch, acquired Consumr

synopsis: Purch announced the acquisition of Consumr, the ultimate mobile resource for in-store comparison shopping. Consumr, which is currently available on iOS, allows shoppers to quickly access detailed, side-by-side product comparisons and expert and user reviews, as well as earn perks for helping other shoppers make better decisions.
buyer: Purch
Purch is a portfolio of digital brands and services that helps make complex buying decisions easy for 100 million consumers monthly. Its respected sites such as Top Ten Reviews, Tom's Guide, Tom's Hardware, and Live Science integrate commerce and content in more than 1000 product categories. "
target: Consumr
Consumr is the ultimate mobile resource for in-store comparison shopping. Consumr, which is currently available on iOS, allows shoppers to quickly access detailed, side-by-side product comparisons and expert and user reviews, as well as earn perks for helping other shoppers make better decisions.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
announced 12/30/2014 via BNC Analysis

Bosowa Corporation, will acquire Bloomberg TV Indonesia

synopsis: Diversified conglomerate Bosowa Corporation plans to acquire the majority stake in business-focused TV station Bloomberg TV Indonesia to expand its influence in the media industry. The TV station offers 80 percent Indonesian content to viewers in Indonesia.
buyer: Bosowa Corporation
Bosowa is an entrepreneurial business pioneer from eastern Indonesia. Bosowa is involved in 10 sectors: automotive, cement, logistics & transportation, mining, property, finance sector, infrastructure, energy, media and multi-businesses. "
target parent: Bloomberg L.P.
target: Bloomberg TV Indonesia
Based in Jakarta, Indonesia, PT Bloomberg TV Indonesia broadcast news with a variety of topics, mostly related to business. The TV station offers 80 percent Indonesian content to viewers in Indonesia.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 12/22/2014 via Market Wire

Oracle Corporation, acquired DataLogix, Inc.

synopsis: Oracle announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Datalogix, the industry-recognized leader at connecting offline consumer spending to digital marketing that helps marketers increase the effectiveness and measurability of their advertising.
buyer: Oracle Corporation (ORCL:$39,766.00)
Oracle Corporation is the world's largest enterprise software company. The company is a leading provider of systems software, including database management, application development, and application server software. "
target: DataLogix, Inc.
Datalogix® is the leader at connecting digital media and offline purchasing data. They help over half of the top 100 consumer marketers increase the effectiveness and measurability of their advertising.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/23/2020 via Company Press Release

klarna AB, acquired Woilà

synopsis: Klarna has acquired the IP and the team at Woilà AB, which was founded in 2017 to improve the shopping experience post purchase. By identifying price drops, price guarantees and vouchers, Woilà helps consumers get money back if an item bought online dropped in price after the purchase had already been made.
buyer: klarna AB
Klarna is one of Europe’s largest banks and provides payment solutions for 85 million consumers. Klarna offers direct payments, pay after delivery options and installment plans in a smooth one-click purchase experience that lets consumers pay when and how they prefer to. "
target: Woilà
Woilà was founded in 2017 to improve the shopping experience post purchase. By identifying price drops, price guarantees and vouchers, Woilà helped consumers get money back if an item bought online dropped in price after the purchase had already been made.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/29/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Bazaarvoice, Inc., acquired Influenster

synopsis: Bazaarvoice, Inc., the leading provider of product reviews and user-generated content solutions, has acquired Influenster, a product discovery and reviews platform. The acquisition combines Influenster’s engaged community of everyday consumers with Bazaarvoice’s industry-leading software and network of over 6,000 global brand and retailer websites.
buyer parent: Marlin Equity Partners
buyer: Bazaarvoice, Inc. (BV:$206.30)
Bazaarvoice helps brands and retailers find and reach consumers. Each month in the Bazaarvoice Network, more than one-half billion consumers view and share authentic consumer-generated content (CGC), including ratings and reviews and curated visual content, across 5,000 brand and retail websites. "
target: Influenster
Influenster is a product discovery and reviews platform for consumers. The platform has more than 38 million product reviews, growing by one million monthly, written by nearly six million members.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/31/2018 via BNC Analysis

Field Agent, acquired SMACK

synopsis: Field Agent, a company that provides near real-time access to in-store information and consumer insights, has acquired SMACK, a mobile advertising company that is dedicated to helping people design a life they can afford to live, to create a new division known as Field Media.
buyer: Field Agent
Field Agent provides near real-time access to in-store information and consumer insights by collecting data from over 1.2 million everyday shoppers via their mobile app. Brands and retailers look to Field Agent to be their “eyes and ears” in places where they cannot be physically present. "
target: SMACK
SMACK is a mobile advertising company that is dedicated to helping people design a life they can afford to live. They are an inspirational cheat sheet for consumers on their publishing platforms, Aisle 9 and Product 1.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/25/2018 via Company Press Release

Ecommerce Foundation, acquired Scamadviser.com

synopsis: Ecommerce Foundation, an independent non-profit organization that aims to foster global digital trade, has acquired Scamadviser.com, a British website that allows people to quickly check if a website is safe before buying anything from them.
buyer: Ecommerce Foundation
Ecommerce Foundation is an independent non-profit organization that aims to foster global digital trade. Their services include Ecommerce Reports, Ecommerce Knowledge-Sharing Events, EcommerceWiki, and Safe.Shop. "
target: Scamadviser.com
Scamadviser.com is a British website that allows people to quickly check if a website is safe before buying anything from them. Scamadviser offers a trust rating and safety summery for their checked websites, allowing online shoppers to make a well-informed decision before buying online.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/27/2018 via BNC Analysis

The Nielsen Company, Inc., will acquire Ebit

synopsis: AC Nielsen, a subsidiary of Nielsen Group in Brazil, will acquire the e-commerce analysis business, Ebit, from the Naspers Group's Buscapé Company. Ebit, a Brazilian company, helps users check out the reputation of virtual stores. Ebit acts as an online shopping consultant, publishing the certification of virtual stores on its website.
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,290.00)
Nielsen Holdings plc is a global measurement and data analytics company that provides the most complete and trusted view available of consumers and markets worldwide. For more than 90 years Nielsen has provided data and analytics based on scientific rigor and innovation. "
target parent: Naspers Ltd.
target: Ebit
Ebit, a Brazilian company, helps users check out the reputation of virtual stores. Ebit acts as an online shopping consultant, publishing the certification of virtual stores on its website, ebit.com.br. Ebit also conducts surveys of its customers' experience when they purchases at these stores.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/17/2016 via BNC Analysis

Future plc, acquired Next Commerce Pty Ltd

synopsis: Future plc, the international media group and leading digital business, has acquired Next Commerce Pty Ltd, a digital shopping comparison business with operations in Australia and across South East Asia, for an undisclosed cash consideration. Next Commerce operates the getprice.com.au and pricepanda.com comparison shopping websites.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$463.90)
Future plc is an international media group and leading digital business, listed on the London Stock Exchange (symbol: FUTR). Future has operations in the UK, US and Australia creating publications, apps, websites and events. "
target: Next Commerce Pty Ltd
Next Commerce operates Asia-Pacific's leading product comparison shopping network which includes Getprice.com.au in Australia and Pricepanda in 9 countries across SE Asia and other emerging markets. Next Commerce was founded in October 2012 following the management buyout of Getprice from News Ltd.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/17/2015 via PR Newswire

Purch, acquired ShopSavvy Inc.

synopsis: Purch, a digital content and commerce company that reacher 100M consumers monthly, announced it has acquired ShopSavvy, one of the largest mobile shopping apps (available on iOS and Android) with more than one million active monthly users and 30 million downloads to-date.
buyer: Purch
Purch is a portfolio of digital brands and services that helps make complex buying decisions easy for 100 million consumers monthly. Its respected sites such as Top Ten Reviews, Tom's Guide, Tom's Hardware, and Live Science integrate commerce and content in more than 1000 product categories. "
target: ShopSavvy Inc.
ShopSavvy® is the original mobile barcode scanning application and the leader in barcode-powered shopping. More than 40 million smartphone users generate 50 million product scans per month through ShopSavvy.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/18/2015 via BNC Analysis

Gruppo MutuiOnline SpA, acquired 7Pixel S.r.l

synopsis: Gruppo MutuiOnline SpA has acquired 74.85% of the share capital of 7Pixel S.r.l., a subsidiary of Naspers Ltd. 7Pixel owns the Italian leading e-commerce price comparison website Trovaprezzi.it. Users can browse and compare prices of computers, electronics, telecommunications, houshold appliances, baby&nursery, office supplies and many more.
buyer: Gruppo MutuiOnline SpA (BIT:MOL:$296.41)
Gruppo MutuiOnline SpA is the holding company of a group of firms operating in online broking of financial products with an aggregator model (main web sites: MutuiOnline.it and Segugio.it) and in the outsourcing of complex processes for the financial services industry in the Italian market. "
target parent: Naspers Ltd.
target: 7Pixel S.r.l
7Pixel was founded 2002 and with the idea to combine technological know-how and economic competencies. It owns both www.trovaprezzi.it and www.shoppydoo.com, the two leading comparison engines on the italian market.
price ($mm)
$58*
rev ($mm)
$16
EBITDA ($mm)
$8
EV / rev
4.9x
EV / EBITDA
9.4x

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Ticker: W
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wayfair LLC
Wayfair LLC
Wayfair is one of the world's largest online destinations for the home. With one of the world's largest online selections of furniture, home furnishings and décor, including more than seven million products from over 7,000 suppliers, Wayfair helps people find the perfect product at the right price.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$2,868.04
EBITDA ($mm)
($99.40)
EBIT ($mm)
($125.47)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3809
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Ticker: YELP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Yelp
Yelp
Yelp connects people with great local businesses. Their users have contributed more than 71 million cumulative reviews of almost every type of local business, from restaurants, boutiques and salons to dentists, mechanics, plumbers and more.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$787.22
EBITDA ($mm)
$42.69
EBIT ($mm)
$15.69
Net Income ($mm)
$13.14
Employees
4256
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Ticker: TSE:2193
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CookPad Inc.
CookPad Inc.
CookPad is Japan’s top recipe site allowing visitors to upload and search through original, user-created recipes. CookPad is an essential tool in enabling families to enjoy cooking across Japan.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$73.92
EBITDA ($mm)
$34.38
EBIT ($mm)
$30.05
Net Income ($mm)
$17.25
Employees
207
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Ticker: OM:TASTE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
203 Web Group AB
203 Web Group AB
203 Web Group is a digital media house headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. The concepts behind the products are language dependent, which means that they can be applied on a multinational level and are today represented on a few dozen markets spread out over five continents.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$6.05
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.22)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.74)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: NBRNF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
N Brown Group plc
N Brown Group plc
N Brown Group, and its principal subsidiary, JD Williams and Company Ltd, is a leading internet and catalogue home shopping company, with over 140 years of experience in the distance shopping market.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$753.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$118.20
EBIT ($mm)
$102.00
Net Income ($mm)
$81.00
Employees
3269
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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: OTCPK:TSMI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total Sports Media, Inc.
Total Sports Media, Inc.
Total Sports Media, Inc. operates as a digital media and technology services company in the United States. The company offers audio and video streaming, and advertising services to Internet and terrestrial radio stations, and other broadcast content providers through its RadioLoyalty platform.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$0.19
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.54)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.78)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2
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Ticker: OM:QLRO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Qliro Group
Qliro Group
Qliro Group is a leading e-commerce group in the Nordic region, and its operations constitute a leading Nordic e-commerce platform with attractive payment solutions. Qliro Group’s platform is used by more than 1,200 merchants, has around 250 million visits annually.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$505.42
EBITDA ($mm)
($5.07)
EBIT ($mm)
($6.97)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
910
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Ticker: A053280
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
YES24 Co., Ltd.
YES24 Co., Ltd.
Yes24 Co., Ltd. engages in online shopping. Its businesses include tickets, gift items, ebooks, advertisement, movie operations, and other commodities.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$321.65
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$4.01
Net Income ($mm)
$5.79
Employees
418
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Ticker: FLWS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1-800-Flowers
1-800-Flowers
1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. operates as a florist and gift retailer in the United States. They primarily offer fresh-cut flowers, floral and fruit arrangements gourmet foods and gift baskets through telephone and online sales channels, retail flower shops, company-owned stores, and franchised stores.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,219.16
EBITDA ($mm)
$77.60
EBIT ($mm)
$46.94
Net Income ($mm)
$34.85
Employees
4785
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Ticker: TSE:8005
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Scroll Corporation
Scroll Corporation
Scroll Corporation is a Japanese company that is primarily engaged in internet shopping sites and printed shopping catalogs. Their catalogs focus on fashion apparel. They operate a variety of shopping sites that offer cosmetics, brand named bags and accessories, kitchen goods, and furniture.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$531.31
EBITDA ($mm)
$22.32
EBIT ($mm)
$12.95
Net Income ($mm)
$6.38
Employees
621
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Ticker: TSE:3182
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Oisix ra daichi
Oisix ra daichi
Based in Japan, Oisix ra daichi Inc. was established to meet customers' demands for easy access to delicious and healthy food. They deliver food products that are carefully selected in terms of safety, nutritional value, price, and taste to support their customers' daily diets.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$528.74
EBITDA ($mm)
$32.72
EBIT ($mm)
$22.13
Net Income ($mm)
$21.86
Employees
680
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Ticker: LITB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
LightInTheBox Holding Co., Ltd.
LightInTheBox Holding Co., Ltd.
LightInTheBox is a global online retail company that delivers products directly to consumers around the world. They offer customers a convenient way to shop for a wide selection of lifestyle products at attractive prices through its www.lightinthebox.com, www.miniinthebox.com and other websites.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$294.19
EBITDA ($mm)
($22.67)
EBIT ($mm)
($23.32)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
619
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Ticker: BIT:BANZ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Banzai SPA
BANZAI is the leading Italian e-Commerce operator and one of the most important digital publishers. Every month they serve more than 18 million Italians and they work with thousands of brands.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$233.25
EBITDA ($mm)
($6.96)
EBIT ($mm)
($8.77)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
299
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Ticker: AIM:MYSL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MySale
MySale
MySale is a leading international online retailer with established online flash sales and retail websites in Australia, New Zealand, South-East Asia and the United Kingdom. Founded in 2007, the Group provides customers with access to outstanding brands and products at discounted prices.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$186.67
EBITDA ($mm)
($7.64)
EBIT ($mm)
($7.06)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
471
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Qurate Retail, Inc.
Qurate Retail, Inc.
Qurate Retail, Inc. operates and owns interests in a broad range of digital commerce businesses. Qurate Retail, Inc.’s businesses and assets consist of QVC (and its subsidiaries, including HSN), Zulily and the Cornerstone Brands as well as various green energy and other investments.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$13,604.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,859.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,363.00
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
25314
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Ticker: IMBI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
iMedia Brands, Inc.
iMedia Brands, Inc.
iMedia Brands, Inc. is a global interactive media company that manages a growing portfolio of niche, lifestyle television networks and web service businesses, primarily in North America, for both English speaking and, soon, Spanish speaking audiences and customers.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$535.80
EBITDA ($mm)
($22.30)
EBIT ($mm)
($35.33)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1062
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Ticker: TSE:3674
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aucfan Co., Ltd.
Aucfan Co., Ltd.
Aucfan Co. Ltd. is Japan’s largest online auction price comparison and search website. aucfan.com allows users to compare, search, and analyze online auction and ecommerce product and price information, as well as to see the prices and numbers of transactions for products traded in the past.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$39.08
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.02
EBIT ($mm)
$1.28
Net Income ($mm)
$1.01
Employees
120
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