Like Startups.com

closed 10/30/2008 via PR Newswire

KillerStartups.com, acquired Startups.com

synopsis: KillerStartups.com, which operates one of the most highly-read blogs dedicated to Internet startups, announced the acquisition of the Startups.com domain name and the launch of the Startups.com Network, a proprietary network of business sites focused on services and content for entrepreneurs and business executives.
buyer: KillerStartups.com
KillerStartups.com, founded in January 2007, reaches over 1.5M visitors monthly. It has reviewed over 60,000 internet startups and websites, and has over 10,000 RSS subscribers. "
target: Startups.com
Startups.com Network is a network of business sites focusing on offering services and content for a business and start-up audience.
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closed 7/19/2011 via PR Newswire

IZEA, Inc., acquired Magpie & Friends, Ltd.

synopsis: IZEA Holdings, Inc., a world leader in social media sponsorships, announced it has acquired Germany's Magpie Twitter advertising network. The Magpie network includes over 12,000 advertisers and 16,000 Twitter publishers in 124 different countries. The company has executed campaigns for top brands including Burger King and Heineken.
buyer: IZEA, Inc. (IZEA:$20.60)
IZEA Holdings, Inc., ("IZEA") is a world leader in social media sponsorship, operating multiple marketplaces including WeReward, SponsoredTweets, and SocialSpark. IZEA connects advertisers with social media publishers, helping them monetize their social media presence. "
target: Magpie & Friends, Ltd.
Launched in October 2008, Magpie was the first Twitter advertising network. The Magpie network includes over 12,000 advertisers and 16,000 Twitter publishers in 124 different countries. The company has executed campaigns for top brands including Burger King, Heineken, PlayStation and Audi.
price ($mm)
$0.13
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closed 7/25/2018 via Company Press Release

Ziff Davis B2B, acquired Revenu8 Inc

synopsis: Ziff Davis, a j2 Global Company, has completed the acquisition of Revenu8, an innovative media company, bringing news, views, and research-based, unbiased content to the MarTech, HRTech & IT space with its 3 flagship properties: MarTech Advisor, HR Technologist, and ReadITQuik respectively. Revenu8 joins Ziff Davis B2B, the B2B unit at Ziff Davis.
buyer parent: j2 Global, Inc.
buyer: Ziff Davis B2B
Ziff Davis B2B is a leading provider of marketing and technology services for B2B media and lead generation in verticals across industries and geographies. Ziff Davis B2B is part of j2 Global’s Ziff Davis digital media division comprised of highly acclaimed websites. "
target: Revenu8 Inc
Revenu8 has established itself as an innovative media company, bringing news, views, and research-based, unbiased content to the MarTech, HRTech and IT space with its 3 flagship properties: MarTech Advisor, HR Technologist, and ReadITQuik respectively.
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closed 12/15/2010 via PR Newswire

Market America, acquired Shop.com

synopsis: Market America, an Internet marketing and product brokerage company, has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the business of SHOP.COM, a pioneer in online comparison shopping. SHOP.COM is the comparison shopping engine designed to meet the shopping needs of the consumer and the business needs of merchants.
buyer: Market America
Market America is a product brokerage and Internet marketing company that specializes in One-to-One Marketing. The company was founded in 1992 by president and CEO James Ridinger. Market America combines the Internet with the power of people – creating the ultimate online shopping destination. "
target: Shop.com
SHOP.COM is the comparison shopping engine designed to meet the shopping needs of women and the business needs of merchants. Leveraging the features of its patented OneCart along with extensive partner store integration, SHOP.COM helps customers "Shop Smart, Save Big" across online stores.
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closed 10/19/2009 via Market Wire

MediaNet Group Technologies, Inc., merged with DubLi Network, LLC.

synopsis: MediaNet Group Technologies, Inc., operating the largest online mall and affinity program platform through its BSP Rewards subsidiary, announced that it has completed its reverse merger with CG Holdings Limited, a privately-held, European-based holding company for the DubLi companies, a worldwide online trading firm.
buyer: MediaNet Group Technologies, Inc. (MEDG:$0.00)
MediaNet Group Technologies, Inc., through its BSP Rewards division, has developed the largest online mall and affinity program platform. BSP builds, brands, customizes proprietary loyalty/rewards/mall programs for clients and organizations. "
target: DubLi Network, LLC.
DubLi is a world wide on line trading firm. It is composed of two very unique and individual business models; DubLi.com - a reverse auction portal for high level branded merchandise and DubLi Network - the business opportunity where anyone can establish their own business in a competitive market.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$3
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0.0x
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closed 5/12/2011 via BusinessWire

WebMediaBrands, Inc., acquired Inside Network Inc.

synopsis: WebMediaBrands announced that it has acquired all of the shares of Inside Network Inc., publisher of the well-known blogs Inside Facebook and Inside Mobile Apps, industry-leading research services focused on the Facebook platform and social gaming ecosystem, AppData, an app that tracks social platform traffic, and trade shows.
buyer: WebMediaBrands, Inc. (OTCPK:MECK:$3.22)
WebMediaBrands Inc. is an Internet media company that provides content, education, trade shows, and online job board services to media and business professionals. The company’s online businesses includes mediabistro.com, learnnetwork.com, freelanceconnect.com and semanticweb.com. "
target: Inside Network Inc.
Inside Network publishes the well-known blogs Inside Facebook, Inside Social Games and Inside Mobile Apps. The company also publishes: industry-leading research services focused on the Facebook platform and social gaming ecosystem; AppData, which tracks traffic on social platforms; and trade shows.
price ($mm)
$15
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
7.1x
EV / EBITDA
announced 12/28/2011 via Market Watch

Call Genie USA Inc., will acquire Voodoovox

synopsis: Genie Inc. is pleased to announce that it has entered into a Definitive Agreement to acquire the assets of VoodooVox, Inc., a US-based data analytics and mobile advertising network. The acquisition is intended to enable Call Genie to further expand its diverse product offering and move deeper into the rapidly expanding mobile advertising market.
buyer: Call Genie USA Inc.
Call Genie is a leading provider of mobile search and advertising solutions. Call Genie helps advertisers, agencies, carriers and publishers to increase revenue by offering localized, search and advertising capabilities that connect buyers and sellers. "
target: Voodoovox
When VoodooVox's Caller Analytics gets into the middle of call streams, activity becomes structured and organized; unidentified and undifferentiated call logs become a list of detailed customer records. Your callers are your customers, and the more you know about them, the better.
price ($mm)
$0.99
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closed 12/17/2012 via BusinessWire

TechTarget, Inc., acquired LeMagIT

synopsis: TechTarget, Inc. announced it has acquired the websites and product offerings of LeMagIT, a strategic partner with TechTarget since 2010. The acquisition strengthens TechTarget’s value proposition to deliver focused content, targeted audiences and innovative capabilities to enterprise IT providers trying to make progress in Europe.
buyer: TechTarget, Inc. (TTGT:$138.35)
TechTarget, Inc. is an online IT media related firm. It runs various online review sites, such as TechnologyGuide.com and ComputerWeekly.com, as well as enterprise IT sites with the "Search" prefix, including SearchStorage.com. "
target: LeMagIT
Since its launch in 2008, LeMagIT’s network of sites has offered French-language news and analysis for IT decision makers on core enterprise IT topics such as cloud computing, virtualization, security, and storage and attracts over 250,000 visits per month.
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closed 8/30/2011 via PR Newswire

Penton Media, acquired Nine Lives Media, Inc.

synopsis: Penton Media has acquired Nine Lives Media and its leading online destinations: MSPmentor, Talkin' Cloud and The VAR Guy. Nine Lives will become a business unit of Penton's Technology Group, joining Windows IT Pro, SQL Server Magazine, SharePoint Pro, DevPro, Cloud IT Pro, Mobile DevPro, Connected Planet and System iNetwork.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: Penton Media
As a leading, independent, business-to-business media company, Penton Media knows how to create and disseminate vital content that moves markets. Penton is where professionals turn to gain the critical insight, expert analysis and relevant connections needed to compete and succeed. "
target: Nine Lives Media, Inc.
Nine Lives Media Inc. offers editorial content, social media development, sales and marketing, design, and project management services. Its leading online destinations include: MSPmentor, Talkin' Cloud and The VAR Guy.
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closed 9/20/2017 via BNC Analysis

Pascal Chevalier, acquired NetMediaEurope S.A.

synopsis: Pascal Chevalier, head of the Reworld Media Group and investor, has acquired NetMediaEurope, a digital information group for IT decision makers. Present in France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Portugal and Spain, NetMediaEurope publishes 25 websites including Ubergizmo, Silicon, ITespresso and more.
buyer: Pascal Chevalier
Pascal Chevalier is the head of the Reworld Media Group. Reworld Media is specialized in brand content and content commerce through the use of media brands. Founded in France in 2012, the group covers themes such as fashion, beauty, cooking, lifestyle and entertainment. "
target: NetMediaEurope S.A.
NetMediaEurope publishes a portfolio of websites aimed towards IT professionals and end-users. With its more than 40 sites across Europe, NetMediaEurope is the leading European B2B sales house to target this audience and market segment.
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announced 5/23/2007 via BusinessWire

Intelective Communications, Inc. will be merged with West Point Capital, Inc,

synopsis: West Point Capital, Inc is announcing today a merger with Intelective Communications, an established online advertising agency that owns an ad network of web sites.
buyer: West Point Capital, Inc
West Point Capital, Inc. is a holding company specializing in the Financial Services sector. The company intends to grow through strategic acquisitions and internal growth. "
target: Intelective Communications, Inc.
Intelective Communications, is a provider of online advertising services including: domain selection and development, pay per click campaign management, search engine optimization, online media buying and planning, web site design and search engine targeted text and multimedia content development.
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closed 8/13/2007 via Company Press Release

Microsoft Business Solutions, acquired aQuantive, Inc.

synopsis: Microsoft Corp. has completed its acquisition of aQuantive Inc. The acquisition will help Microsoft deliver on its previously outlined goal to provide the advertising industry with a world-class advertising platform across devices and media that will create the best experiences for users, advertisers and publishers.
buyer: Microsoft Business Solutions (MSFT:$159,969.00)
Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. "
target: aQuantive, Inc.
aQuantive is the parent company of one of the industry’s most successful families of digital marketing companies. Through our individual businesses Avenue A Razorfish, Atlas and DRIVEpm, aQuantive leverages the power of digital marketing services to drive measurable results for our clients.
price ($mm)[EV]
$5,265 [$5,048]
rev ($mm)
$493
EBITDA ($mm)
$112
EV / rev
11.7x
EV / EBITDA
51.4x
closed 6/28/2007 via BusinessWire

WPP Group, plc, acquired 24/7 Real Media, Inc.

synopsis: WPP Group plc announced the successful completion of its tender offer for all of the outstanding shares of common stock of 24/7 Real Media, Inc. at a price of $11.75 per share in cash.
buyer: WPP Group, plc (WPP:$17,321.00)
WPP is one of the world's leading communications services groups. Through its operating companies it provides a comprehensive range of communications services. These services include: advertising; public relations and public affairs; branding and identity, healthcare and specialist communications. "
target: 24/7 Real Media, Inc.
24/7 Real Media provides marketing and technology solutions to online marketers and publishers, which maximize customer relationships and revenues.
price ($mm)[EV]
$651 [$606]
rev ($mm)
$215
EBITDA ($mm)
$5
EV / rev
3.0x
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128.7x
closed 5/17/2007 via BusinessWire

Advertising.com, acquired ADTECH AG

synopsis: AOL has acquired a controlling interest in ADTECH AG, a leading international online ad-serving company based in Frankfurt, Germany. ADTECH will operate as an independent and majority-controlled subsidiary of AOL’s Advertising.com division.
buyer parent: Time Warner, Inc.
buyer: Advertising.com
Advertising.com, a wholly owned subsidiary of AOL LLC, is a global online advertising services company. The company offers a fully integrated suite of online advertising solutions, including display advertising, search engine marketing, managed affiliate placements and video advertising. "
target: ADTECH AG
ADTECH AG is a leading international digital marketing solutions company. Its flagship product is the Helios IQ ad serving platform, a next-generation suite of applications which enables Web publishers to manage, serve and report on their online advertising campaigns.
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closed 6/4/2012 via BNC Analysis

Internet Marketing Ninjas, acquired Developer Shed

synopsis: Jim Boykin, a nationally recognized leader in Internet marketing and CEO of Internet Marketing Ninjas, announced the purchase of the Developer Shed assets from Ziff Davis Enterprise. Developer Shed manages 20 high-technology websites collectively known as the Developer Shed Network.
buyer: Internet Marketing Ninjas
Internet Marketing Ninjas is a full service Internet Marketing Company dedicated to increasing their clients' business through the strategic use of multiple online marketing methods. Its services include Social Media, Local Marketing, Content Writing, Analytics, Reporting, and more. "
target parent: QuinStreet, Inc.
target: Developer Shed
Developer Shed manages 20 high-technology websites collectively known as the Developer Shed Network. The network serves millions of unique visitors each month, all of whom have come to expect fresh and useful information everyday.
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closed 5/6/2008 via BusinessWire

Thought Convergence, acquired Name Intelligence

synopsis: Thought Convergence announced that it has completed its acquisition of Name Intelligence, the company behind the highly-acclaimed DomainTools service and the Domain Roundtable conference.
buyer: Thought Convergence
Founded in 2001, Thought Convergence™ is an industry-leading service provider of domain information, management, monetization and development tools and technologies for the domain name industry. "
target: Name Intelligence
Name Intelligence is best known for its feature rich website DomainTools.com. The mission is to gather and enable as much information as possible about every domain. Domains records exist in the deep web and are not as searchable as the very webpages they host.
price ($mm)
$16
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closed 12/5/2007 via PR Newswire

Cognigen Networks, Inc, acquired Commission River, Inc.

synopsis: Cognigen Networks, Inc. an Internet-enabled marketer of communications services and technology solutions, announced the completion and signing of an Asset Purchase Agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of Commission River, Inc.
buyer: Cognigen Networks, Inc
Cognigen Networks, Inc., offers a wide range of telecommunication services and related technology products via its Web site. Cognigen's robust marketing engine harnesses distribution channels featuring a prominent Internet presence, a network of independent agents and several affiliate groups. "
target: Commission River, Inc.
Commission River, Inc. is an online pay-per-action marketing network that gathers customers for select vendors. Commission River provides marketing tools, training, and tracking that enables online affiliates the ability to drive leads using blogs, paid search, and organic SEO techniques.
price ($mm)
$0.48
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announced 12/23/2016 via Yahoo, Inc.

Figaro Classifieds, will acquire Viadeo S.A.

synopsis: The Paris commercial court approved the sale of Viadeo to Figaro Classifieds. Viadeo is France's leading professional social network. Viadeo offers businesses bespoke support thanks to its teams present nationwide, as well as its range of solutions tailored to their specific needs.
buyer parent: Le Figaro
buyer: Figaro Classifieds
Figaro Classifieds S.A. operates in the internet classified advertisements market in France. It provides web, print, and mobile media solutions in three main business areas: employment, training, and real estate. "
target: Viadeo S.A. (ENXTPA:VIAD:$21.35)
Viadeo is France's leading professional social network, with close to 11 million members. Viadeo offers businesses, whatever their sector or location, bespoke support thanks to its teams present nationwide, as well as its range of solutions tailored to their specific needs.
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closed 9/28/2016 via BNC Analysis

Cirpack, acquired Amplement

synopsis: Cirpack, a leading editor of VoIP & Unified Communications software, is acquiring Amplement, a professional social network that allows people to share and collaborate in realtime with professionals around the world.
buyer parent: Technicolor SA
buyer: Cirpack
Cirpack is a leading editor of VoIP & Unified Communications software and operator of a Telecom "Platform as a Service"​ in the Cloud. They are based in France. "
target: Amplement
Amplement is a professional social network that allows people to share and collaborate in realtime with professionals around the world. With more than half a million active members in France, Amplement is becoming an indispensable tool for the professional world.
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closed 12/8/2016 via Wall Street Journal

Microsoft Corporation, acquired LinkedIn Corporation

synopsis: Worldwide leader in software, services and solutions, Microsoft Corp. closed its roughly $26 billion deal to buy professional-networking site LinkedIn, cementing the largest acquisition in the tech giant’s history.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$159,969.00)
Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Microsoft develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a range of software products and services for various computing devices worldwide. "
target: LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD:$3,213.87)
LinkedIn Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates an online professional network worldwide. The company allows members to create, manage, and share their professional identity online; build and engage with their professional networks; and access shared knowledge and insights.
price ($mm)[EV]
$27,881 [$25,887]
rev ($mm)
$3,214
EBITDA ($mm)
$266
EV / rev
8.1x
EV / EBITDA
98.4x
closed 10/30/2008 via PR Newswire

KillerStartups.com, acquired Startups.com

synopsis: KillerStartups.com, which operates one of the most highly-read blogs dedicated to Internet startups, announced the acquisition of the Startups.com domain name and the launch of the Startups.com Network, a proprietary network of business sites focused on services and content for entrepreneurs and business executives.
buyer: KillerStartups.com
KillerStartups.com, founded in January 2007, reaches over 1.5M visitors monthly. It has reviewed over 60,000 internet startups and websites, and has over 10,000 RSS subscribers. "
target: Startups.com
Startups.com Network is a network of business sites focusing on offering services and content for a business and start-up audience.
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closed 10/30/2008 via PR Newswire

KillerStartups.com, acquired Startups.com

synopsis: KillerStartups.com, which operates one of the most highly-read blogs dedicated to Internet startups, announced the acquisition of the Startups.com domain name and the launch of the Startups.com Network, a proprietary network of business sites focused on services and content for entrepreneurs and business executives.
buyer: KillerStartups.com
KillerStartups.com, founded in January 2007, reaches over 1.5M visitors monthly. It has reviewed over 60,000 internet startups and websites, and has over 10,000 RSS subscribers. "
target: Startups.com
Startups.com Network is a network of business sites focusing on offering services and content for a business and start-up audience.
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closed 10/30/2008 via PR Newswire

KillerStartups.com, acquired Startups.com

synopsis: KillerStartups.com, which operates one of the most highly-read blogs dedicated to Internet startups, announced the acquisition of the Startups.com domain name and the launch of the Startups.com Network, a proprietary network of business sites focused on services and content for entrepreneurs and business executives.
buyer: KillerStartups.com
KillerStartups.com, founded in January 2007, reaches over 1.5M visitors monthly. It has reviewed over 60,000 internet startups and websites, and has over 10,000 RSS subscribers. "
target: Startups.com
Startups.com Network is a network of business sites focusing on offering services and content for a business and start-up audience.
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closed 2/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Dricki, acquired Etalktech

synopsis: Dricki, a leading Digital Marketing Agency acquired Etalktech.com, India’s fastest growing Technology and social media blog for the blogging community where bloggers and content managers from all backgrounds connect to learn from each other while networking with industry leaders in the blogging community.
buyer: Dricki
India-based, Dricki is a digital marketing agency that specializes in Search Engine Optimization, PPC services, Conversion Rate Optimization and Content Marketing and Website Designing. After having an experience of almost a decade of working with brands such as HVS, Search-Wire, Realpin and more. "
target: Etalktech
Etalktech is India’s leading blogging Platform where bloggers and content managers from all backgrounds connect to learn from each other while networking with industry leaders in the blogging community.
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closed 3/17/2011 via BusinessWire

Mediabistro.com, Inc., acquired FacebookMarketing.de

synopsis: Mediabistro.com has announced that it acquired the assets of the blog FacebookMarketing.de from Philipp Roth and Jens Wiese of Munich, Germany. FacebookMarketing.de concentrates on news and analysis of the fast-developing use of Facebook marketing in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria.
buyer parent: WebMediaBrands, Inc.
buyer: Mediabistro.com, Inc. (MBIS:$13.13)
mediabistro.com is dedicated to anyone who creates or works with content, or who is a non-creative professional working in a content/creative industry. The company's mission is to provide opportunities (both online and offline) for you to meet each other, share resources, and showcase your work. "
target: FacebookMarketing.de
FacebookMarketing.de is a blog that concentrates on news and analysis of the fast-developing use of Facebook marketing in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria.
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closed 9/20/2010 via BusinessWire

WebMediaBrands, Inc., acquired Semantic Technology Conference

synopsis: WebMediaBrands announced that it has acquired all of the assets of the Semantic Technology Conference (SemTech) and the SemanticUniverse.com blog from Wilshire Conferences. SemTech is the largest conference in the world dedicated to the rapidly growing topic of the Semantic Web and Linked Data.
buyer: WebMediaBrands, Inc. (OTCPK:MECK:$3.22)
WebMediaBrands Inc. is an Internet media company that provides content, education, trade shows, and online job board services to media and business professionals. "
target parent: Wilshire Conferences, Inc.
target: Semantic Technology Conference
SemTech ("Semantic Technology Conference ") is the largest conference in the world dedicated to the rapidly growing topic of the Semantic Web and Linked Data. SemanticUniverse is a blog and e-mail newsletter providing news and articles about the application of semantic technologies.
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closed 5/31/2019 via Company Press Release

MyMobileLyfe, LLC, acquired Atlanta Tech Blogs, LLC

synopsis: MyMobileLyfe, LLC has acquired Atlanta Tech Blogs, LLC, publisher of the popular website atlantatechblogs.com. With a focus on tech startups, Atlanta Tech Blogs curates posts from over 300 blogs via its website. Atlanta Tech Blogs is the region’s leading technology industry-focused digital platform for user-generated content.
buyer: MyMobileLyfe, LLC
MyMobileLyfe, LLC is a digital marketing and advertising agency whose products help businesses target relevant audiences and optimize promotional strategies. With MyMobileLyfe's search, display, retargeting, and live chat tools, ad buyers can reach customers across multiple channels and networks. "
target: Atlanta Tech Blogs, LLC
Atlanta Tech Blogs, LLC is the publisher of the popular website atlantatechblogs.com. The company is the region’s leading technology industry-focused digital platform for user-generated content. Focusing on tech startups, Atlanta Tech Blogs curates posts from over 300 blogs via its website.
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closed 10/6/2010 via BusinessWire

WebMediaBrands, Inc., acquired 10,000 Words

synopsis: WebMediaBrands, Inc. announced the acquisition of the blog 10000Words.net and related assets from Mark S. Luckie. Mr. Luckie, National Innovations Editor for The Washington Post, is based in Washington, D.C.
buyer: WebMediaBrands, Inc. (OTCPK:MECK:$3.22)
WebMediaBrands Inc. is an Internet media company that provides content, education, trade shows, and online job board services to media and business professionals. The company’s online business includes mediabistro.com, a leading blog network. "
target: 10,000 Words
10,000 Words was created as a resource for journalists and web and technology enthusiasts to learn the tools that are shaping digital journalism. The site offers examples, resources, and tutorials of both new and established technologies used to enhance journalism.
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closed 9/8/2011 via GlobeNewswire

QuinStreet, Inc., acquired ITBusinessEdge

synopsis: QuinStreet, Inc., the leader in vertical marketing and media online, announced the acquisition of IT Business Edge (ITBE), an online media and marketing company. The addition of ITBE allows QuinStreet to expand its reach and capabilities in delivering targeted, measurable marketing results to business to business technology marketers.
buyer: QuinStreet, Inc. (QNST:$502.99)
QuinStreet, Inc. is one of the largest Internet marketing and media companies in the world. QuinStreet is committed to providing consumers and businesses with the information they need to research, find and select the products, services and brands that meet their needs. "
target: ITBusinessEdge
IT Business Edge is an online media and marketing company that provides targeted content for senior business and technology decision makers, and measurable marketing programs for IT marketers.
price ($mm)
$24
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closed 6/27/2011 via PR Newswire

bNET Communications, Inc., acquired GoMo News

synopsis: bNET Communications, Inc. announced the acquisition of the popular mobile-industry online blog site, GoMo News.
buyer: bNET Communications, Inc.
bNET Communications, Inc., is a content aggregator, internet broadcasting company and accredited media organization that creates and distributes video content pertaining to new technology, primarily at corporate and consumer events, trade shows and conferences. "
target: GoMo News
GoMo News was founded in 2006 to provide news and analysis on the mobile industry, with an emphasis on mobile search and social networking, mobile advertising, and mobile barcodes.
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closed 10/16/2012 via BNC Analysis

Watson Technology Group, acquired GeeksWithBlogs, LLC

synopsis: Watson Technology Group, a Kansas City, Mo.-based technology investment firm, announced that it has acquired Geeks With Blogs, the Internet’s largest blog network dedicated to software developers and development-related topics. Bloggers and readers can expect many enhancements to the website and the blogging platform over the coming months.
buyer: Watson Technology Group
The Watson Technology Group is a Kansas City, Mo.-based investment firm that was founded in 2012 by successful developer and entrepreneur, Matt Watson. It invests in technology companies that are looking for seed or growth capital. "
target: GeeksWithBlogs, LLC
Founded in 2003, Geeks With Blogs is an ideal place for any developer who wants to create his/her own blog. The website receives millions of website visits each year, and provides participating bloggers with professional networking, industry collaboration and exposure to a targeted, mass audience.
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closed 7/15/2015 via BNC Analysis

Gartner, Inc., acquired CloudHarmony

synopsis: Information technology research and advisory company Gartner has acquired CloudHarmony, an independent cloud performance benchmarking provider. CloudHarmony offers performance benchmarking, uptime monitoring, cloud consulting, cloud benchmarking consultation, cloud selection assistance, and cloud service profiling services for organizations.
buyer: Gartner, Inc. (IT:$4,051.88)
Gartner, Inc. is the world's leading information technology research and advisory company. Gartner delivers the technology-related insight necessary for our clients to make the right decisions, every day. Gartner is the indispensable partner to 60,000 clients in 10,000 distinct organizations. "
target: CloudHarmony
CloudHarmony, founded in 2009, offers performance benchmarking, network benchmarking, uptime monitoring, cloud consulting, cloud benchmarking consultation, cloud selection assistance, and cloud service profiling services for organizations.
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closed 5/6/2008 via BusinessWire

Thought Convergence, acquired Name Intelligence

synopsis: Thought Convergence announced that it has completed its acquisition of Name Intelligence, the company behind the highly-acclaimed DomainTools service and the Domain Roundtable conference.
buyer: Thought Convergence
Founded in 2001, Thought Convergence™ is an industry-leading service provider of domain information, management, monetization and development tools and technologies for the domain name industry. "
target: Name Intelligence
Name Intelligence is best known for its feature rich website DomainTools.com. The mission is to gather and enable as much information as possible about every domain. Domains records exist in the deep web and are not as searchable as the very webpages they host.
price ($mm)
$16
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closed 4/19/2018 via Company Press Release

PR TIMES, acquired The Bridge, Inc.

synopsis: PR TIMES, Inc., a Japanese company that distributes press releases online, has acquired The Bridge, a blog in Japan that was created to help connect entrepreneurs and investors. The Bridge provides the latest news about technology, with a focus on domestic startups.
buyer: PR TIMES (TSE:3922:$15.73)
PR TIMES, Inc. is a Japanese company that distributes press releases online. The company distributes over 10,000 press releases a month and has over 11 million page visits a month. PR TIMES' mission is to provide press releases as soon as possible. "
target: The Bridge, Inc.
Founded in 2010, The Bridge is a blog in Japan that was created to help connect entrepreneurs and investors. The Bridge provides the latest news about technology, with a focus on domestic startups. Over 350,000 entrepreneurs and investors use The Bridge as their source of information every month.
price ($mm)
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announced 12/23/2016 via Yahoo, Inc.

Figaro Classifieds, will acquire Viadeo S.A.

synopsis: The Paris commercial court approved the sale of Viadeo to Figaro Classifieds. Viadeo is France's leading professional social network. Viadeo offers businesses bespoke support thanks to its teams present nationwide, as well as its range of solutions tailored to their specific needs.
buyer parent: Le Figaro
buyer: Figaro Classifieds
Figaro Classifieds S.A. operates in the internet classified advertisements market in France. It provides web, print, and mobile media solutions in three main business areas: employment, training, and real estate. "
target: Viadeo S.A. (ENXTPA:VIAD:$21.35)
Viadeo is France's leading professional social network, with close to 11 million members. Viadeo offers businesses, whatever their sector or location, bespoke support thanks to its teams present nationwide, as well as its range of solutions tailored to their specific needs.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 9/28/2016 via BNC Analysis

Cirpack, acquired Amplement

synopsis: Cirpack, a leading editor of VoIP & Unified Communications software, is acquiring Amplement, a professional social network that allows people to share and collaborate in realtime with professionals around the world.
buyer parent: Technicolor SA
buyer: Cirpack
Cirpack is a leading editor of VoIP & Unified Communications software and operator of a Telecom "Platform as a Service"​ in the Cloud. They are based in France. "
target: Amplement
Amplement is a professional social network that allows people to share and collaborate in realtime with professionals around the world. With more than half a million active members in France, Amplement is becoming an indispensable tool for the professional world.
price ($mm)
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closed 12/8/2016 via Wall Street Journal

Microsoft Corporation, acquired LinkedIn Corporation

synopsis: Worldwide leader in software, services and solutions, Microsoft Corp. closed its roughly $26 billion deal to buy professional-networking site LinkedIn, cementing the largest acquisition in the tech giant’s history.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$159,969.00)
Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Microsoft develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a range of software products and services for various computing devices worldwide. "
target: LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD:$3,213.87)
LinkedIn Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates an online professional network worldwide. The company allows members to create, manage, and share their professional identity online; build and engage with their professional networks; and access shared knowledge and insights.
price ($mm)[EV]
$27,881 [$25,887]
rev ($mm)
$3,214
EBITDA ($mm)
$266
EV / rev
8.1x
EV / EBITDA
98.4x
closed 1/25/2016 via BNC Analysis

Agora SA, acquired GoldenLine Sp. z o.o.

synopsis: Agora SA, one of the biggest media companies in Poland, bought a 53% stake in the internet portal GoldenLine. GoldenLine is the biggest business-oriented social networking website in Poland, with over 1.8 million members. GoldenLine makes it easier for recruiters to find the right employees and for employees to find their dream jobs.
buyer: Agora SA (WSE:AGO:$336.55)
Agora is one of the biggest media companies in Poland, operating since 1989 in such areas as newspapers, magazines, Internet, mobile applications, radio, cinema, TV and outdoor advertising. Agora offers its clients and receivers a broad range of possibilities. "
target: GoldenLine Sp. z o.o.
GoldenLine is the biggest business-oriented social networking website in Poland, with over 1.8 million members. The company's misson is to connect employees and employers. GoldenLine makes it easier for recruiters to find the right employees and for employees to find their dream jobs.
price ($mm)
$2.06*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 11/18/2014 via BNC Analysis

1-Page Inc., will acquire BranchOut, Inc.

synopsis: 1-Page has agreed to acquire BranchOut, a professional networking service built and developed on the Facebook platform. On BranchOut, users utilize their social network from Facebook to discover all of their inside connections for jobs, recruiting and sales. BranchOut's mission is to connect the world's professionals.
buyer: 1-Page Inc. (ASX:1PG:$0.16)
The One-Page Company LLC offers 1-Page Job Proposal Tool, an automated proposal writing tool that enables job hunters to showcase their experiences, knowledge, and ideas to employers; and companies to identify applicants with the best ideas. "
target: BranchOut, Inc.
BranchOut is the world's largest professional network with over 800 million searchable profiles. On BranchOut, users utilize their social network from Facebook to discover all of their inside connections for jobs, recruiting and sales. BranchOut's mission is to connect the world's professionals.
price ($mm)
$4.75
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/24/2013 via Company Press Release

FiddleFly, Inc., acquired TappGala.com

synopsis: FiddleyFly Inc., one of the industry-leaders in Mobile web development software, digital creative services and mobile industry portal development, has acquired TappGala.com. The website is an online mobile interface gallery. It allows mobile app developers to upload and share their own interface designs online.
buyer: FiddleFly, Inc.
FiddleFly, Inc. is one of the industry-leaders in Mobile web development software, digital creative services and mobile industry portal development. "
target: TappGala.com
TappGala.com is an online mobile interface gallery. It allows mobile app developers to upload and share their own interface designs online. The company is based in the United States.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 8/2/2013 via BNC Analysis

BMC Software, Inc., acquired KineticGlue Online Communities Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: Houston-based software firm BMC Software has acquired Bangalore-based KineticGlue Online Communities Pvt Ltd, a cloud-based enterprise software company set up by Akansa Capital founder and former Wipro chief Vivek Paul. The transaction details of the deal are not known.
buyer: BMC Software, Inc. (BMC:$2,172.00)
BMC Software, Inc. provides information technology (IT) management solutions for large, mid-sized and small enterprises and public sector organizations around the world. "
target: KineticGlue Online Communities Pvt. Ltd.
KineticGlue Online Communities Pvt. Ltd. operates an online platform for IT services companies to collaborate with employees, customers, and business partners. The company was founded in 2008 and is based in Bengaluru, India.
price ($mm)
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on offer 10/26/2012 via

Hubert Burda Media, offer to acquire XING AG

synopsis: Hubert Burda Media has offered to buy Xing AG. Xing connects professionals seeking jobs and companies looking for employees. The network competes with U.S. peer LinkedIn and privately held Viadeo from France, and it makes money selling premium subscriptions and advertising.
buyer: Hubert Burda Media
Hubert Burda Media, Inc. publishes magazines and Websites. The company also owns interests in Internet, radio, and television productions, as well as in direct marketing entities. It offers its products in the United States and Europe. "
target: XING AG (XTRA:O1BC:$262.50)
XING AG engages in the operation of a professional networking website. Its Internet-based platform provides members the opportunity of establishing new contacts, maintain existing contacts, extend their operations to new markets, and exchange opinions and information.
price ($mm)[EV]
$215 [$144]*
rev ($mm)
$89
EBITDA ($mm)
$28
EV / rev
3.2x
EV / EBITDA
10.2x

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