Like GoAntiques, Inc.

closed 10/30/2008 via PR Newswire

WorthPoint Corporation, acquired GoAntiques, Inc.

synopsis: Atlanta-based WorthPoint, a leading online source for information about art, antiques and collectibles, announced that it has completed its acquisition of Dublin, Ohio-based GoAntiques, an online network for buying and selling antiques and collectibles.
buyer: WorthPoint Corporation
Founded in 2007, WorthPoint has quickly become the largest social network for researching the worth of antiques and collectibles. More than 50,000 people registered as WorthPoint members in the company's first nine months. "
target: GoAntiques, Inc.
Founded in 1994, by Kathy Kamnikar, as Antique Networking, GoAntiques is the oldest Web antiques-and-collectibles site. It offers 600,000 items from more than 1,300 dealers in 31 countries and the world's largest antiques and collectibles price guide, PriceMiner(R).
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announced 8/8/2019 via BNC Analysis

Animoca Brands, will acquire Quidd, Inc.

synopsis: Hong Kong-based Animoca Brands Corporation Limited will acquire Quidd, Inc., a digital goods company. Quidd owns and operates the leading global marketplace for buying and selling digital collectibles. The Quidd marketplace, catalog, and collections are accessed by a community of end-users via the Quidd mobile application.
buyer: Animoca Brands (ASX:AB1:$8.69)
Hong Kong-based Animoca Brands leverages gamification, blockchain, and AI technologies to develop and publish a broad portfolio of mobile products including games such as The Sandbox and Crazy Kings as well as products based on popular intellectual properties such as Garfield and Thomas & Friends. "
target parent: Sequoia Capital
target: Quidd, Inc.
Quidd is the world's leading marketplace for buying and selling digital collectibles. Through its apps, millions of people collect, buy, sell, and display limited-edition digital stickers, cards, and 3D toys featuring IP from the world’s best media and entertainment brands.
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$5.00
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closed 10/13/2016 via PR Newswire

Auction Mobility, acquired Lofty

synopsis: Auction Mobility, LLC announced the acquisition of Lofty.com, the trusted online marketplace for fine and decorative art. The acquisition enables Auction Mobility's art and collectible auction house clients to seamlessly publish their catalogs to their own white-labeled platforms provided by Auction Mobility, and to the Lofty.com marketplace.
buyer: Auction Mobility
Auction Mobility is the world's leading mobile and tablet auction platform, providing clients with a unique digital experience to promote their brand across mobile, tablet and the web. Buyers can participate from anywhere in the world as if they were sitting feet from the auctioneer. "
target: Lofty
Lofty.com, the trusted online marketplace for art and collectibles, provides access to unique inventory sourced from professional sellers around the world, helping buyers find items they will treasure with peace of mind. Buying and selling art and collectibles on Lofty.com is seamless and simple.
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announced 10/31/2012 via BNC Analysis

Stanley Gibbons Group Ltd., will acquire bidstart

synopsis: The Stanley Gibbons Group plc has conditionally agreed to acquire the assets of Stampwants.com Inc, trading as bidStart, a US-based collectibles business. The business operates a customised search engine specifically built for the trading of collectibles, providing a fully transparent marketplace for buyers and sellers.
buyer: Stanley Gibbons Group Ltd. (AIM:SGI:$88.38)
Stanley Gibbons Ltd is the market leader in the stamp collecting market and the Gibbons name is synonymous with the hobby. Its catalogues are considered the standard reference guide for the stamp collecting world. The company also hosts live and online auctions and publishes magazines. "
target: bidstart
bidStart is an online marketplace and community connecting buyers and sellers of collectibles; including stamps, coins, comics, sports cards and more; offering auction & store items. bidStart offers unrivaled customer service with a personal touch and low selling fees.
price ($mm)
$0.67
rev ($mm)
$0
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.3x
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closed 9/6/2005 via PR Newswire

Collectors Universe, acquired Certified Coin Exchange

synopsis: Collectors Universe, Inc., a leading provider of value-added authentication and grading and other value-added services to dealers and collectors of high-value collectibles, today announced that it has completed its purchase of Certified Coin Exchange (CCE) and a related business for $2.18 million in cash.
buyer: Collectors Universe (CLCT:$70.16)
Collectors Universe is a full-service provider of value-added services to dealers and collectors of coins, sportscards, sports memorabilia, rare currency and rare records. "
target: Certified Coin Exchange
Certified Coin Exchange has been a marketplace in US certified rare coin trading between major coin dealers in the United States since 1990, with similar operations for uncertified coins dating back to the 1960's.
price ($mm)
$2.18
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announced 6/3/2019 via BNC Analysis

Fanatics, Inc., will acquire Steiner Sports

synopsis: Fanatics, global leader in licensed sports merchandise, has reached an agreement to acquire Steiner Sports, a company that was founded as an athlete marketing firm but has expanded into memorabilia, selling autographed items. The deal does not include Steiner’s athlete contracts.
buyer: Fanatics, Inc.
The global leader in licensed sports merchandise, Fanatics is changing the way fans purchase their team apparel and jerseys through an innovative, tech-infused approach to making and selling fan gear in today’s on-demand culture. Fanatics sells the largest collection of timeless merchandise. "
target: Steiner Sports
Steiner Sports was founded as an athlete marketing company. They later expanded into memorabilia, selling autographed items. Steiner Sports is the exclusive distributor of game-used items for the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Dallas Cowboys, Notre Dame, Syracuse and other entities.
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closed 9/18/2012 via PR Newswire

1stdibs, acquired Online Galleries

synopsis: 1stdibs, the leading online global marketplace for rare and desirable objects, is pleased to announce that it has just purchased Online Galleries, the prestigious UK-owned online services provider to the arts and antiques trade.
buyer: 1stdibs
1stdibs is a global marketplace that is a recognised and trusted source for collectors, interior designers and buyers around the world. Each week an average of 2,500 rare and beautiful objects are catalogued and added to the 1stdibs website by its 1,700 international dealers. "
target: Online Galleries
Online Galleries is the world's most respected art and antiques community that offers professionals, private collectors and academics a safe environment to search for the highest quality art and antiques.
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announced 2/24/2021 via Bloomberg

The Chernin Group, will acquire Goldin Auctions

synopsis: The Chernin Group (TCG), a multi-stage investment firm dedicated to building consumer businesses, will acquire a majority stake in Goldin Auctions, a leading sports memorabilia auction house. Goldin Auctions offers a variety of sports memorabilia and collectibles through their online auctions and catalogs.
buyer: The Chernin Group
The Chernin Group (TCG) is a multi-stage investment firm dedicated to building consumer businesses. TCG focuses on majority and minority investments in growing consumer businesses. Their portfolio includes digital media, commerce, marketplaces, sports, gaming, consumer finance, and health brands. "
target: Goldin Auctions
Goldin Auctions is a leading sports memorabilia auction house. Goldin Auctions offers a variety of sports memorabilia and collectibles through their online auctions and catalogs. Their products include trading cards, autographs, ticket stubs, photos, sneakers, coins, jerseys and more.
price ($mm)
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$27
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0.0x
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announced 6/29/2021 via PR Newswire

Etsy Inc., will acquire Elo7

synopsis: Etsy, Inc., which operates two-sided online marketplaces that connect millions of passionate and creative buyers and sellers around the world, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Elo7, a privately held marketplace for unique, handmade items based in Brazil.
buyer: Etsy Inc. (ETSY:$2,048.22)
Etsy is the global marketplace for unique and creative goods. They connect buyers and sellers from all over world. Buyers come to Etsy to be inspired by items that are crafted by creative entrepreneurs. For sellers, they offer a range of tools and services that address key business needs. "
target: Elo7
Elo7 is the first and leading marketplace for artisans and lovers of handcraft and handmade goods in Brazil. Elo7 connects sellers and buyers that love handicrafts and exclusive handmade goods, promoting a positive e-commerce and social experience in a safe, convenient and user-friendly environment.
price ($mm)
$217
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closed 10/17/2018 via BNC Analysis

Bukalapak, acquired Prelo

synopsis: Bukalapak, the largest online marketplace in Southeast Asia, has acquihired Prelo, an online marketplace for second-hand goods in Indonesia. Prelo allows users to safely buy and sell used goods in a variety of categories, including clothing, accessories, beauty products, books, gadgets, hobbies, antiques, babies & kids, and home & living.
buyer: Bukalapak
Bukalapak is the largest online marketplace in Southeast Asia. Bukalapak sells a diverse range of products, including clothing, food, electronics, tickets, office supplies, cars, and more. Bukalapak connects sellers to tens of millions of online shoppers. "
target: Prelo
Prelo is an online marketplace for second-hand goods in Indonesia. Prelo allows users to safely buy and sell used goods in a variety of categories, including clothing, accessories, beauty products, books, gadgets, hobbies, antiques, babies & kids, and home & living.
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closed 9/30/2016 via BNC Analysis

Modern Star Pty Ltd, acquired CleverPatch Pty Ltd.

synopsis: Navis Capital Partners has embarked on the acquisition of CleverPatch for its education resources company Modern Star, which it has aspirations to grow and sell within about two years. CleverPatch is fast becoming Australia’s most creative online craft store. With over 4,500 products, CleverPatch has everything to design, create and make.
buyer parent: Navis Capital Partners
buyer: Modern Star Pty Ltd
Modern Star Pty Ltd is a leading Australian business-to-business distributor of education resources to early childhood centres and schools. Modern Star is the original and largest supplier of educational ‘hands on’ resources to education institutions all across Australia and New Zealand. "
target: CleverPatch Pty Ltd.
CleverPatch is fast becoming Australia’s most creative online craft store. CleverPatch is all about the doing! With over 4,500 products and 1,200 free ideas they have everything to design, create and make…they have everything covered for the budding crafters at home and school!
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closed 6/14/2016 via BNC Analysis

Giftxoxo, acquired BookMyInterest

synopsis: Experiential rewards and recognition startup Giftxoxo has acqui-hired Bengaluru-based startup BookMyInterest, a marketplace for hobbies and leisure activities.
buyer: Giftxoxo
Giftxoxo is a company focused on experiential gifting since its start in 2012. Giftxoxo’s unique Corporate Gifts make them the pioneer in the gifting industry. Giftxoxo specializes in Experiences gifts, Gift vouchers and Rewards and the Recognition Portal - XoxoEngage. "
target: BookMyInterest
BookMyInterest is a marketplace for hobbies and leisure activities. BookMyInterest which is owned and operated by MyInt Technologies Pvt Ltd., facilitates search of verified and rated service providers catering to various interests and hobbies.
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closed 6/25/2014 via BNC Analysis

Etsy Inc., acquired A Little Market

synopsis: Etsy, a marketplace where people around the world connect to buy and sell unique goods, announced that it has acquired a French company called A Little Market, a Paris-based online marketplace for handmade items.
buyer: Etsy Inc. (ETSY:$2,048.22)
Etsy is a marketplace where people around the world connect to buy and sell unique goods. Their mission is to re-imagine commerce in ways that build a more fulfilling and lasting world. Etsy is a venue made up of individual artists and crafters who maintain their own online shops. "
target: A Little Market
A Little Market is a Paris-based online marketplace for handmade items. The company was incorporated in 2009 and is based in Paris, France.
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closed 6/24/2013 via BusinessWire

Demand Media, Inc., acquired Society6

synopsis: Demand Media® announced that it has acquired Society6, a leading digital marketplace powered by artists. The e-commerce marketplace enables artists to seamlessly upload and merchandise unique artwork and sell a variety of products, such as phone cases, art prints, home décor, and other merchandise.
buyer: Demand Media, Inc. (LFGR:$154.96)
Demand Media, Inc. is a leading digital media and domain services company that informs and entertains one of the internet’s largest audiences, helps advertisers find innovative ways to engage with their customers and enables publishers, individuals and businesses to expand their online presence. "
target: Society6
Society6 is a leading digital marketplace powered by artists. The e-commerce marketplace enables artists to seamlessly upload and merchandise unique artwork and sell a variety of products, such as phone cases, art prints, home décor, and other merchandise.
price ($mm)[EV]
$84 [$80]
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$19
EBITDA ($mm)
$6
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4.8x
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15.5x
closed 2/25/2010 via PR Newswire

eBay, acquired World of Good Inc.

synopsis: World of Good Inc., a five-year-old social venture that connects artisans from developing communities with mainstream retail markets, announced that eBay has fully acquired its brand and related assets.
buyer: eBay (EBAY:$10,761.00)
eBay pioneers communities built on commerce, sustained by trust and inspired by opportunity. eBay enables e-commerce on a local, national and international basis with an array of websites that bring together millions of buyers and sellers every day. "
target: World of Good Inc.
World of Good Inc., a social venture that connects artisans from developing communities with mainstream retail markets. World of Good was founded with the mission to help small artisan producers improve their livelihoods by providing them with access to mainstream retail markets.
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announced 6/2/2021 via BNC Analysis

Etsy Inc., will acquire Depop Limited

synopsis: Etsy, the New York-based marketplace where crafty creators and those interested in their styles can discover and buy those goods, announced that it is acquiring Depop, a London-based marketplace targeting millennial and Gen-Z consumers with a new take on social shopping.
buyer: Etsy Inc. (ETSY:$2,048.22)
Etsy is the global marketplace for unique and creative goods. They connect buyers and sellers from all over world. Buyers come to Etsy to be inspired by items that are crafted by creative entrepreneurs. For sellers, they offer a range of tools and services that address key business needs. "
target: Depop Limited
Depop is a London-based marketplace targeting millennial and Gen-Z consumers with a new take on social shopping. Depop is a place where millions of users come to celebrate their style. The company is headquartered in London, with offices in Manchester, New York, Los Angeles, and Sydney.
price ($mm)
$1,625
rev ($mm)
$70
EBITDA ($mm)
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23.2x
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closed 8/18/2018 via Company Press Release

Walmart, acquired Flipkart

synopsis: Walmart Inc. and Flipkart Group ("Flipkart") announced the closing of the agreements for Walmart to become the largest shareholder in the Flipkart Group. The Flipkart Group is one of India’s largest e-commerce marketplace and includes group companies Flipkart, Myntra, Jabong, and PhonePe.
buyer: Walmart (WMT:$562,839.00)
Walmart Inc. helps people around the world save money and live better in retail stores, online, and through their mobile devices. Each week, nearly 265 million customers and members visit their more than 11,200 stores under 55 banners in 27 countries and eCommerce websites. "
target: Flipkart
The Flipkart Group is one of India’s largest e-commerce marketplace and includes group companies Flipkart, Myntra, Jabong, and PhonePe. Flipkart has enabled millions to be a part of India's e-commerce revolution, offering over 80 million products across 80+ categories.
price ($mm)
$16,000*
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$4,600
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announced 6/9/2017 via Company Press Release

Eventbrite, will acquire Ticketfly, Inc.

synopsis: Eventbrite, the world’s leading ticketing and event technology platform, will acquire Ticketfly from Pandora, the world’s most powerful music discovery platform. Ticketfly is a ticketing platform focused on music promoters and venues. Its powerful digital marketing and analytics software helps promoters sell more tickets and streamline operations.
buyer: Eventbrite (EB:$162.01)
Eventbrite is an online service that people everywhere use to create, share, and join any event imaginable. Whether it's a photography class with a local artist, or a sold-out concert in a city stadium, Eventbrite makes it happen. "
target parent: Pandora Media, Inc.
target: Ticketfly, Inc.
Ticketfly, a subsidiary of Pandora, is a technology company reimagining the live event experience for promoters and fans. Its powerful ticketing, digital marketing, and analytics software helps promoters sell more tickets, streamline operations, and increase revenue per attendee.
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$200
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closed 11/2/2015 via BusinessWire

Pandora Media, Inc., acquired Ticketfly, Inc.

synopsis: Pandora, the world's most powerful music discovery platform, announced it has completed its acquisition of Ticketfly, Inc., a leading live events technology company, to create the definitive music platform for connecting fans, artists and event promoters.
buyer: Pandora Media, Inc. (P:$1,478.00)
Pandora is the world’s most powerful music discovery platform. They are driven by a single purpose: unleashing the infinite power of music by connecting artists and fans, whether through earbuds, car speakers, live on stage or anywhere fans want to experience it. "
target: Ticketfly, Inc.
Ticketfly is a technology company reimagining the live event experience for promoters and fans. Its powerful ticketing, digital marketing, and analytics software helps promoters book top talent, sell more tickets, and increase in-venue revenue.
price ($mm)
$450
rev ($mm)
$55
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EV / rev
8.2x
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closed 9/23/2013 via Company Press Release

SevenVentures GmbH, acquired Mydays GmbH

synopsis: Seven Ventures, one of the leading media houses of Europe and Germany's largest television network, has acquired the majority of mydays.de, a leading provider of online gifting services in Germany.
buyer parent: ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG
buyer: SevenVentures GmbH
Seven Ventures is the venture arm of the ProSiebenSat.1 Group, one of the leading media houses of Europe and Germany's largest television network. "
target: Mydays GmbH
Mydays GmbH offers online gifting services in Germany. The company was founded in 2003 and is based in Munich, Germany.
price ($mm)
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$38
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closed 10/30/2008 via PR Newswire

WorthPoint Corporation, acquired GoAntiques, Inc.

synopsis: Atlanta-based WorthPoint, a leading online source for information about art, antiques and collectibles, announced that it has completed its acquisition of Dublin, Ohio-based GoAntiques, an online network for buying and selling antiques and collectibles.
buyer: WorthPoint Corporation
Founded in 2007, WorthPoint has quickly become the largest social network for researching the worth of antiques and collectibles. More than 50,000 people registered as WorthPoint members in the company's first nine months. "
target: GoAntiques, Inc.
Founded in 1994, by Kathy Kamnikar, as Antique Networking, GoAntiques is the oldest Web antiques-and-collectibles site. It offers 600,000 items from more than 1,300 dealers in 31 countries and the world's largest antiques and collectibles price guide, PriceMiner(R).
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closed 4/8/2021 via PR Web

WorthPoint Corporation, acquired History In Photographs

synopsis: WorthPoint Corporation has purchased the assets of HistoryInPhotographs.com (HIP), a digital repository and e-commerce site for more than 50,000 historic photographic images of American life dating from the 1860s. HIP digitally restores the negatives, cleaning away the dirt, blemishes, and discoloration often buried in the original emulsion.
buyer: WorthPoint Corporation
WorthPoint manages the largest online resource for researching, valuing, and preserving antiques, art, and collectibles. The company’s suite of offerings includes a Price Guide, a resource gallery for identifying maker’s marks, autographs, patterns, and symbols (M.A.P.S.), and a digital Library. "
target: History In Photographs
History in Photographs (HIP) is a digital repository and e-commerce site for more than 50,000 historic photographic images of American life dating from the 1860s. HIP's team digitally restores the negatives, cleaning away the dirt, blemishes, and discoloration often buried in the original emulsion.
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closed 10/30/2008 via PR Newswire

WorthPoint Corporation, acquired GoAntiques, Inc.

synopsis: Atlanta-based WorthPoint, a leading online source for information about art, antiques and collectibles, announced that it has completed its acquisition of Dublin, Ohio-based GoAntiques, an online network for buying and selling antiques and collectibles.
buyer: WorthPoint Corporation
Founded in 2007, WorthPoint has quickly become the largest social network for researching the worth of antiques and collectibles. More than 50,000 people registered as WorthPoint members in the company's first nine months. "
target: GoAntiques, Inc.
Founded in 1994, by Kathy Kamnikar, as Antique Networking, GoAntiques is the oldest Web antiques-and-collectibles site. It offers 600,000 items from more than 1,300 dealers in 31 countries and the world's largest antiques and collectibles price guide, PriceMiner(R).
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closed 8/8/2018 via BNC Analysis

Clip App, acquired Clorik

synopsis: Bengaluru-based video sharing startup Clip app has acquired Clorik, a crowdsourced content discovery platform for Indian languages. Clorik is an India-based online platform to discover content categorized based on interest. Users choose their interests and preferred languages for getting content ranked based on relevance.
buyer: Clip App
Clip is India’s best video app to easily create, watch and download funny Indian videos. Users can use the app in their local language and join the only Indian video community and express themselves by sharing short video clips. "
target: Clorik
Clorik is an India-based online platform to discover content categorized based on interest. Users choose their interests and preferred languages for getting content ranked based on relevance. Being technologically moderated and crowd-sourced, Clorik brings the most reliable content, fastest.
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closed 2/1/2010 via Company Press Release

Brand Affinity Technologies, acquired Beelya

synopsis: Brand Affinity Technologies, Inc. (BAT), the company reinventing the business of endorsement marketing, has acquired Beelya, the leading creator of authentic, virtual sports collectables. The acquisition allows BAT to extend its portfolio of endorsement offerings, as advertisers look to tap into the power of athlete and celebrity brands.
buyer: Brand Affinity Technologies
Brand Affinity Technologies is reinventing the business of endorsement marketing by making it easy and affordable for advertisers of all sizes to launch ad campaigns featuring athletes and celebrities. "
target: Beelya
Beelya (pronounced "beel-yuh") creates and distributes authentic, licensed sports collectibles across social networks and virtual worlds. Millions of virtual goods are purchased every day.
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closed 9/15/2011 via PR Newswire

Collectors Universe Inc., acquired Coinflation.com

synopsis: Collectors Universe, Inc., a leading provider of value-added authentication and grading services to dealers and collectors of high-value collectibles, announced that it has purchased the assets of Coinflation.com, an informational website providing precious metal values and the intrinsic values of individual coins.
buyer: Collectors Universe Inc. (CLCT:$70.16)
Collectors Universe, Inc. is a leading provider of value-added services to the high-value collectibles markets. The Company authenticates and grades collectible coins, trading cards, event tickets, autographs, memorabilia and stamps. "
target: Coinflation.com
Coinflation.com is an informational website providing precious metal values and the intrinsic values of individual coins. New features are usually added every month and articles about coins and inflation are posted daily.
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$0.75
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closed 7/1/2020 via PR Newswire

TN Marketing, acquired Bluprint

synopsis: TN Marketing, a Minneapolis-based global online video subscription and streaming business focused on creating communities by engaging people with their passions, has acquired assets of Bluprint from NBCUniversal.  Bluprint is a subscription video on demand service featuring online courses of video content surrounding crafts and hobbies.
buyer: TN Marketing
TN Marketing is a global online video subscription and streaming business focused on creating communities by engaging people with their passions. Its how-to instructional content is centered around lifelong hobbies and reaches members in more than 150 countries. "
target parent: Comcast Corporation
target: Bluprint
Bluprint is a subscription video on demand service featuring online courses and other forms of video content surrounding crafts, hobbies and lifestyle topics that was launched as Craftsy in 2011.
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Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, will acquire Creativebug

synopsis: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, the nation’s leading fabric and craft specialty retailer, announced that it has acquired Creativebug, LLC, a leading content provider of inspirational and educational videos on a wide range of topics in the arts and crafts sector.
buyer: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores (JAS:$1,990.70)
Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, the nation’s leading fabric and craft retailer with locations in 49 states, was founded in 1943 as a single retail store. Approximately 860 Jo-Ann stores across the country provide consumers all the fabrics, craft supplies and inspiration they need. "
target: Creativebug
Creativebug is an online learning community for DIY crafters, producing award-winning inspirational and educational videos. Founded in 2012, Creativebug is known for its all-star lineup of instructors and video classes that walk you through creative projects from start to finish.
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closed 4/8/2015 via BNC Analysis

Artplan, acquired Outra Coisa

synopsis: The Artplan Group, a communications group in Brazil, announces the acquisition of Outra Coisa, a magazine where Books, Comics, Movies, TV Shows, Games, Animation, Internet and Geek Culture in general are taken very seriously in order to promote, explain, inspire, honor and produce Nerd subjects.
buyer: Artplan
Artplan Comunicação S/A operates as a communications group in Brazil. It provides publicity services; conducts events and connects brands with the public; provides services focused on content and creative relationships in the digital environment. "
target: Outra Coisa
OutraCoisa.com.br is a magazine where Books, Comics, Movies, TV Shows, Games, Animation, Internet and Geek Culture in general are taken very seriously in order to promote, explain, inspire, honor and produce Nerd subjects.
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closed 7/14/2014 via Company Press Release

Otter Media, acquired Creativebug

synopsis: Otter Media, the newly-named venture between AT&T and The Chernin Group, has acquired Creativebug, Inc., one of the leading go-to sources for high-quality online video arts and crafts instruction, from Demand Media.
buyer parent: AT&T
buyer: Otter Media
Otter Media is a joint venture between AT&T and The Chernin Group. One of the strategic focuses of the venture is to invest in and build advertising and OTT video services for targeted audiences. "
target parent: Demand Media, Inc.
target: Creativebug
Based in San Francisco, Creativebug is the go-to source for online video art and craft workshops featuring some of the most well-respected designers in the craft word.
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$10
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closed 3/19/2013 via BusinessWire

Demand Media, Inc., acquired Creativebug

synopsis: Demand Media announced the acquisition of Creativebug, the go-to source for high-quality, online video art and craft instruction. Creativebug’s network of exceptional designers and library of educational videos complements the crafts-related content on Demand Media’s eHow web property.
buyer: Demand Media, Inc. (LFGR:$154.96)
Demand Media, Inc. is a leading digital media and domain services company that informs and entertains one of the internet’s largest audiences, helps advertisers find innovative ways to engage with their customers and enables publishers, individuals and businesses to expand their online presence. "
target: Creativebug
Based in San Francisco, Creativebug is the go-to source for online video art and craft workshops featuring some of the most well-respected designers in the craft word.
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$8.00
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closed 12/2/2008 via Company Press Release

Interweave Press, Inc., acquired CrochetMe.com

synopsis: Interweave announced that is has completed its acquisition of CrochetMe.com, a popular social media site for crochet enthusiasts, from its developer, Kim Werker, in a move that adds to its already strong lineup of fiber craft media and online properties, which includes its crochet magazine, “Interweave Crochet.”
buyer parent: Frontenac Company
buyer: Interweave Press, Inc.
Interweave Press has provided need-to-know information to committed craft hobbyists for more than 30 years. The company’s first magazine titles, Handwoven and Spin-off, launched in the 1970s and, in the 1990s, the company launched Interweave Knits, Beadwork, and PieceWork. "
target: CrochetMe.com
CrochetMe.com, a popular social media site for crochet enthusiasts, from its developer, Kim Werker, in a move that adds to its already strong lineup of fiber craft media and online properties, which includes its crochet magazine, “Interweave Crochet.”
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closed 6/14/2006 via BusinessWire

Scrapbook.com, purchased Scrapjazz.com and Scrap Tutor from Infinite Publishing, LLC

synopsis: Scrapbook.com, a leading online destination for scrapbookers worldwide, today announced it has acquired Scrapjazz.com and Scrap Tutor from Rochester, Minn.-based Infinite Publishing for an undisclosed sum. The combination will give Scrapbook.com even more features to provide its more than 450,000 monthly unique visitors.
buyer: Scrapbook.com
Scrapbook.com is a leading online destination for scrapbookers worldwide. Site users connect with one another through Scrapbook.com's proprietary social networking platform, which contains approximately 90,000 subscribers. "
seller: Infinite Publishing, LLC
Infinite Publishing, LLC strives to enlighten individuals through quality web sites and electronic content.
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closed 10/13/2016 via Company Press Release

Kelkoo, acquired LeGuide.com S.A.

synopsis: Kelkoo, the ecommerce advertising and price comparison platform, announced the acquisition of LeGuide group, the price comparison market leader in France. With this acquisition, Kelkoo Group operates the world’s largest catalogue, with 220 million offers from a unique retailer base of 31,000 merchants.
buyer parent: Jamplant
buyer: Kelkoo
Kelkoo offers a complete and integrated service for online shopping, helping users to search, find and buy products in a safe environment and ultimately to increase revenues for both merchants and publishers. Kelkoo represents the European leader in ecommerce advertising and shopping comparison. "
target parent: Lagardère SCA
target: LeGuide.com S.A.
LeGuide Group provides a set of high performance tools, enabling e-consumers throughout Europe to enjoy a unique shopping experience in complete security. They are dedicated to being the top shopping guide for e-consumers and generating business for e-merchants across Europe.
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closed 12/19/2013 via Company Press Release

SeatGeek, acquired FanSnap, Inc.

synopsis: SeatGeek, a ticket search engine, has acquired FanSnap, the leading online ticket comparison shopping site. Fans use FanSnap to shop 50+ of the most trusted secondary market ticket sites for the best deals on sports, theater and concert tickets.
buyer: SeatGeek
SeatGeek is a ticket search engine that makes finding tickets to live entertainment a cinch. They search dozens of the biggest ticket sites and present the results all in one place, with a simple interface designed for speed and savings. "
target parent: Wize Commerce
target: FanSnap, Inc.
FanSnap is the leading online ticket comparison shopping site. Fans use FanSnap to shop 50+ of the most trusted secondary market ticket sites for the best deals on sports, theater and concert tickets.
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cancelled 5/11/2012 via Wall Street Journal

Lagardère Active, cancelled an acquisition of LeGuide.com S.A.

synopsis: French online shopping guide LeGuide.com SA has turned down French media company Lagardere SCA's bid to buy the firm. LeGuide.com S.A. publishes online shopping guides, comparison Websites, shopping search engines, and platforms for consumer ratings.
buyer parent: Lagardère SCA
buyer: Lagardère Active
Lagardère Active aims to become a global leader in the production and aggregation of multimedia content. Its activities – pursued via numerous world-class brands – include magazine publishing, radio stations, special-interest TV channels, TV production, digital activities and advertising sales. "
target: LeGuide.com S.A.
LeGuide.com SA is a France-based provider of shopping guides and online shopping directories. The Company publishes Internet services to help e-consumers shop online.
price ($mm)[EV]
$76 [$51]*
rev ($mm)
$42
EBITDA ($mm)
$12
EV / rev
2.4x
EV / EBITDA
8.7x
closed 12/21/2011 via BNC Analysis

LeGuide.com S.A., acquired Ciao AG

synopsis: LeGuide.com Group, a pan-European publisher of online shopping guides, comparison websites and the like, has acquired online shopping portal Ciao from Microsoft. At Ciao, consumers can obtain all the online shopping information they need from one source.
buyer: LeGuide.com S.A. (FR:ALGUI:$0.00)
LeGuide.com SA is a France-based provider of shopping guides and online shopping directories. The Company publishes Internet services to help e-consumers shop online. "
target parent: Microsoft Corporation
target: Ciao AG
The Ciao consumer portal offers consumers in Britain, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands and Sweden comprehensive online shopping options in their respective national language. At Ciao, consumers can obtain all the online shopping information they need from one source.
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closed 12/7/2011 via PR Newswire

NexTag, acquired FanSnap, Inc.

synopsis: Nextag® taps the event ticketing market through the acquisition of FanSnap®, a leading online ticket comparison shopping site. The FanSnap ticket search engine provides consumers with a single, comprehensive view of event tickets available from leading ticket providers and resellers.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: NexTag
Nextag is the ultimate resource for online shoppers. Offering the most comprehensive product catalog online, Nextag delivers the tools and technology that can help shoppers make smarter purchasing decisions. "
target: FanSnap, Inc.
FanSnap® is the leading online ticket comparison shopping site. Fans use FanSnap to shop 50+ of the most trusted secondary market ticket sites for the best deals on sports, theater and concert tickets.
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closed 1/4/2011 via BusinessWire

Ziff Davis, Inc., acquired LogicBuy.com

synopsis: Ziff Davis, one of the nation's leading technology media companies, announced the acquisition of LogicBuy.com, a leading provider of tech deals and coupons. Over 10 million visited LogicBuy.com in 2010 seeking the best deals and coupons on a range of technology products and services, including laptops, cameras, TVs and software.
buyer parent: Great Hill Partners LLC
buyer: Ziff Davis, Inc.
Ziff Davis, Inc. is a leading digital media company specializing in the technology market, reaching over 40 million highly engaged in-market buyers and influencers every month. Ziff Davis also operates BuyerBase™, the most advanced ad targeting platform focused on tech buyers. "
target: LogicBuy.com
Launched in 2007, LogicBuy.com was designed to cut through the clutter of overwhelming and often low-quality deals on the Web to present buyers with the best opportunities to save money. LogicBuy.com allows shoppers to find, share and rate every deal and coupon.
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closed 6/21/2012 via BusinessWire

Valpak Direct Marketing Systems, Inc., acquired Savings.com

synopsis: Cox Target Media has completed its acquisition of Savings.com, including its sister site, London-based Savoo.co.uk, as a wholly owned subsidiary. Savings.com joins Valpak as a Cox Target Media company. Savings.com is a leading online source for savings, personalized deals and the most knowledgeable money-savings experts online.
buyer parent: Cox Enterprises Inc.
buyer: Valpak Direct Marketing Systems, Inc.
Valpak Direct Marketing Systems, Inc., one of the leading direct marketing companies in North America, is owned and operated by Cox Target Media, a subsidiary of Atlanta-based Cox Media Group. The Blue Envelope® delivers savings and value to nearly 40 million households each month. "
target: Savings.com
Savings.com has one of the most in-depth databases of online coupons. Shoppers can access thousands of exclusive offers from the biggest retailer names along with up to 100,000 active deals from online and national retailers, daily deal sites and grocery brands.
price ($mm)
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