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closed 3/26/2009 via PR Newswire

Connected Ventures, LLC, acquired SportsPickle.com

synopsis: CollegeHumor Media, a collection of leading online entertainment companies operated by IAC, announced the acquisition of SportsPickle.com, expanding CollegeHumor Media's portfolio of content sites that appeal to the young adult male demographic.
buyer parent: IAC/InterActiveCorp
buyer: Connected Ventures, LLC
Connected Ventures, LLC operates online content and retail properties, including leading comedy site CollegeHumor.com. CollegeHumor delivers comedic content, including videos, pictures, articles and jokes to its core audience of college students and recent graduates. "
target: SportsPickle.com
SportsPickle.com is repeatedly hailed as one of the funniest sites on the web. The sports humor and satire site has been named one of the Top 100 Websites by "Shift" magazine.
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closed 2/8/2019 via BNC Analysis

Digitalbox Group, acquired The Daily Mash

synopsis: Entertainment Daily owner Digitalbox has acquired Mashed Productions, the parent company of Daily Mash, is a satirical website which publishes spoof articles. Daily Mash provides parodic coverage of current affairs and other stories and has been described as the U.K.'s leading satirical news website.
buyer: Digitalbox Group
Based in the United Kingdom, Digitalbox is a fast growing marketing technology company. They have developed a range of solutions that enable advertisers and agencies to target, engage and acquire precise audiences at scale. "
target: The Daily Mash
The Daily Mash provides parodic coverage of current affairs and other stories and has been described as the U.K.'s leading satirical news website. The site's humor has been described as cruel, scatological, absurd and irreverent.
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closed 4/12/2016 via PR Newswire

The E.W. Scripps Company, acquired Cracked Entertainment, Inc.

synopsis: The E.W. Scripps Company has acquired multi-platform satire brand Cracked, which informs and entertains millennial audiences through a high-traffic website, mobile apps, original digital video, social media and a popular podcast. Cracked's editorial team has been known for smart humor that blends comedy and satire with social criticism.
buyer: The E.W. Scripps Company (SSP:$1,208.43)
The E.W. Scripps Company serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of television, print and digital media brands. Scripps owns 21 local television stations as well as daily newspapers in 13 markets across the United States. "
target parent: Demand Media, Inc.
target: Cracked Entertainment, Inc.
Based in New York, Cracked Entertainment is the publisher of the well-known CRACKED Magazine, one of America's oldest and most well-known humor magazines. It informs and entertains millennial audiences through a high-traffic website, mobile apps, original digital video and social media.
price ($mm)
$39
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$11
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announced 11/25/2013 via BNC Analysis

PandoDaily, will acquire NSFW Corporation

synopsis: PandoDaily, a news site which covers the technology startup ecosystem with a focus on Silicon Valley, is acquiring NSFW Corporation, the humor- and politics-focused publication founded by former TechCrunch columnist Paul Carr.
buyer: PandoDaily
PandoDaily is a news site which covers the technology startup ecosystem. It was founded in 2012 by Sarah Lacy. PandoDaily offers technology news, analysis, and commentary, with a focus on Silicon Valley and startup companies. "
target: NSFW Corporation
Not Safe For Work Corporation (or NSFW Corporation) is the future of journalism (With Jokes). Founded as a weekly, digital-only, news magazine in 2011, NSFWCORP has since expanded into a monthly print edition. They have no mission statement, no political affiliation and no qualms.
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closed 12/24/2018 via Company Press Release

Boney Corporation, acquired Trinity Beach Plain Dealer

synopsis: Australia's multinational media behemoth, Boney Corporation, has acquired the Trinity Beach Plain Dealer, a satirical news source based in Australia. The Plain Dealer joins a group of publications, including the Sydney Morning Herald, L'Equipe and the Innisfail Sentinel.
buyer: Boney Corporation
Boney Corporation is an Australian company that offers publication services. It owns publications including including the Sydney Morning Herald, L'Equipe and the Innisfail Sentinel. "
target: Trinity Beach Plain Dealer
Trinity Beach Plain Dealer is a satirical news source based in Australia.
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closed 3/28/2018 via Company Press Release

Vulture, acquired Splitsider

synopsis: New York Media, publisher of influential brands including New York Magazine, Vulture, and the Cut, announced that it has acquired Splitsider, the website about comedy and its creators, from the Awl Network. The addition of Splitsider will accelerate a major comedy push at Vulture.
buyer parent: New York Media Holdings, LLC
buyer: Vulture
Vulture, the culture and entertainment site from New York magazine, offers passionate fans smart, comprehensive coverage of movies, TV, music and much more. "
target parent: Awl Network
target: Splitsider
Splitsider is a website about comedy and the people who create it. It covers movies, TV shows, web videos, books and any other format that exists to make people laugh. Splitsider was founded by Adam Frucci and is run by Editor Megh Wright.
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closed 11/5/2008 via BusinessWire

National Lampoon, acquired BarackObamaJokes.com

synopsis: National Lampoon, Inc., the most widely recognized brand in comedy, announced it has acquired the website BarackObamaJokes.com for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition is part of the company’s continuing strategy to increase the size and strength of its National Lampoon Humor Network, currently the most trafficked humor sites on the Internet.
buyer: National Lampoon (US:NLMP:$0.00)
National Lampoon is and has been one of the leading brands in comedy for the last 30 years. National Lampoon is active in a broad array of entertainment activities, including feature films, television programming, interactive entertainment, home video, comedy audio CDs and book publishing. "
target: BarackObamaJokes.com
BarackObamaJokes.com is an online blog, aggregating political jokes and videos, focusing on our next United States President along with the overall political climate.
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closed 7/21/2008 via BusinessWire

Modern Luxury, Inc., acquired julib.com

synopsis: Modern Luxury Media, the largest publisher of city magazines in the United States, has acquired Juli B. Inc, publisher of julib.com, the online luxury and lifestyle brand distributing content via email to upwards of fourteen cities and 700,000 readers.
buyer parent: Clarity Partners, LP
buyer: Modern Luxury, Inc.
Modern Luxury is the largest publisher of city-regional magazines in America, publishing 25 titles across 12 major metropolitan markets including CS (Chicago), Angeleno (Los Angeles), Modern Luxury Dallas, Houston magazine, San Francisco magazine, The Atlantan, DC magazine and Modern Luxury Hawaii. "
target: julib.com
julib.com was founded in 2002 with 400 readers and a single New York edition. Today the company offers other widely-popular email editions in markets where Modern Luxury titles have a foothold, including New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, Washington, D.C., Dallas and Atlanta.
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closed 5/8/2007 via BusinessWire

National Lampoon, acquired Drunk University

synopsis: National Lampoon, Inc., the most widely recognized brand in comedy, today announced that it has acquired the website, Drunk University, for an undisclosed sum. Drunk University launched in 2002 and attracts more than 5 million page views every month.
buyer: National Lampoon (US:NLMP:$0.00)
National Lampoon is and has been one of the leading brands in comedy for the last 30 years. National Lampoon is active in a broad array of entertainment activities, including feature films, television programming, interactive entertainment, home video, comedy audio CDs and book publishing. "
target: Drunk University
Drunk University is one of the Internet’s leading college humor sites. Users can submit and browse photo galleries, post videos, chat in the Drunk University forum, read stories, and search for advice and drink recipes.
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closed 1/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

PWxyz LLC, acquired The Millions

synopsis: PWxyz, parent company of Publishers Weekly, has acquired the online magazine the Millions, an online magazine offering coverage on books, arts, and culture. The Millions has been featured on NPR and noted by The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and The Village Voice, among others.
buyer: PWxyz LLC
PWxyz LLC is a digital media assets company based in New York and the parent company of Publishers Weekly, its signature brand. PWxyz’s joint ventures include BookWorks, a global community for self-published authors and the professionals and companies who serve them. "
target: The Millions
The Millions is an online magazine offering coverage on books, arts, and culture. The Millions has been featured on NPR and noted by The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and The Village Voice, among others.
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announced 3/29/2018 via BusinessWire

Maven Inc., will acquire SAY Media, Inc.

synopsis: Maven announced it has signed a letter of intent to acquire Say Media, a company that is defining the digital magazine through a portfolio of influential brands and a next-generation publishing platform called Tempest that caters to the needs of both modern storytellers and marketers.
buyer: Maven Inc. (OTCPK:MVEN:$0.38)
Maven is a coalition of mavens operating on a single digital publishing, advertising and distribution platform, unified under a single media brand. Based in Seattle, Maven is publicly traded under the ticker symbol MVEN. "
target: SAY Media, Inc.
Say Media is defining the digital magazine through a portfolio of influential brands and a next-generation publishing platform called Tempest that caters to the needs of both modern storytellers and marketers.
price ($mm)
$13
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closed 5/21/2015 via PR Newswire

Zealot Networks, acquired Hutch Media

synopsis: Zealot Networks, a digital-first media company announced the acquisition of Hutch Media, an online magazine publishing group. The addition of Hutch Media to Zealot Networks begins to fulfill a component of the company's distribution capabilities by offering destinations with niche audience for premium content.
buyer: Zealot Networks
Zealot Networks is a digital-first media company that empowers creators to make a living doing what they love by providing a comprehensive suite of production, distribution, and business services. "
target: Hutch Media
Hutch Media is an online magazine publishing company that produces Internet TV programming, webisodes and editorial around specific content themes, reaching over 200MM pageviews per month.
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closed 1/16/2015 via BNC Analysis

Ertel Publishing, acquired CHARLIE Magazine

synopsis: Ertel Publishing announced it purchased CHARLIE, a media company that produces a digital magazine focusing on art and culture in Charleston, S.C. Ertel Publishing has been a leader in the magazine industry for more than 20 years, and has had proven success in the fields of custom editing, design, promotion, and publishing.
buyer: Ertel Publishing
Ertel Publishing has been a leader in the magazine industry for more than 20 years, and has had proven success in the fields of custom editing, design, promotion, and publishing. "
target: CHARLIE Magazine
CHARLIE is a media company that produces a digital magazine focusing on art and culture in Charleston, S.C. Their online magazine recognizes forward-thinking people and happenings in food and wine, art, music, fashion and more.
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closed 7/10/2012 via BNC Analysis

Guest of A Guest LLC, acquired Guest of A Guest LLC

synopsis: New-media entrepreneur Rachelle Hruska confirmed that she bought out her longtime partner, Cameron Winklevoss, with whom she started the website in 2008. She will now own a 100% stake in the company. Guest of A Guest LLC owns and operates a website and covers high society events, people, and places.
buyer: Guest of A Guest LLC
Guest of A Guest LLC owns and operates a website and covers high society events, people, and places capitalizing on the idea that Web users enjoyed looking at on-the-scene party photos. The company was founded in 2008 and is based in New York, New York. "
target: Guest of A Guest LLC
Guest of A Guest LLC owns and operates a website and covers high society events, people, and places capitalizing on the idea that Web users enjoyed looking at on-the-scene party photos. The company was founded in 2008 and is based in New York, New York.
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closed 11/16/2010 via BusinessWire

Verde Media Group, acquired Beyond Race Magazine, LLC

synopsis: Verde Media Group Inc., announces that the acquisition for 100% ownership of Beyondrace.com has been executed. The website (www.beyondrace.com) is focused on new and groundbreaking artists, music, film, fashion, and art in all its forms.
buyer: Verde Media Group (VMGI:$0.00)
Verde Media Group Inc. is a publicly traded company listed on the OTC Markets trading under the symbol VMGI. The Company operates a managed media financing company with production, distribution, and development functions. "
target: Beyond Race Magazine, LLC
BRM (Beyond Race Magazine) is the authoritative voice for cutting edge music and entertainment that appeals to the socially conscious, progressive minded individual.
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closed 3/6/2019 via BNC Analysis

ID Africa, acquired TheNETng

synopsis: ID Africa, a leading Nigerian digital marketing and communications agency, has acquired TheNETng, a media company in Nigeria. TheNETng is the most reliable source for news in Nigera. TheNETng delivers accurate and up-to-the-minute news, entertainment and information to audiences wherever they are.
buyer: ID Africa
ID Africa is a leading Nigerian digital marketing and communications agency. ID Africa combines cutting-edge technology and creative strategies to help individuals and organizations grow their influence and revenues online with optimal effectiveness. "
target: TheNETng
TheNETng is a media company in Nigeria. TheNETng is the most reliable source for news in Nigera. TheNETng delivers accurate and up-to-the-minute news, entertainment and information to audiences wherever they are. TheNETng is known for breaking the biggest stories on the Nigerian entertainment scene.
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closed 2/20/2013 via BNC Analysis

Refer.ly, acquired LaunchGram Inc.

synopsis: Refer.ly, an online shopping referral system, acquired San Francisco-based startup LaunchGram, a service that kept people up-to-date on upcoming product releases.
buyer: Refer.ly
Referly is a social shopping platform that empowers consumers to recommend products they love and earn rewards when friends buy, and enables businesses to build their own word-of-mouth referral program to reward customers evangelizing their brand. "
target: LaunchGram Inc.
LaunchGram is an alert service that allows consumers to subscribe to news about imminently launching products of interest. After doing so, users receive extremely granular info and breaking news about those products, in the form of email alerts and product pages.
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closed 7/11/2012 via BNC Analysis

Legendary Pictures, Inc., acquired Nerdist Industries

synopsis: Legendary Entertainment is going deeper into the fanboy world by buying Nerdist Industries, the genre and pop culture multimedia company. Nerdist's content already has a variety of connections into geek culture.
buyer: Legendary Pictures, Inc.
Legendary Pictures, Inc. operates as a production company. It creates, develops, co-produces, co-finances, and distributes motion pictures. "
target: Nerdist Industries
Nerdist's content already has a variety of connections into geek culture: a website, a YouTube channel, a podcast network, targeted e-newsletters and a live events business whose programs include a weekly comedy show at Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles.
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closed 3/26/2009 via PR Newswire

Connected Ventures, LLC, acquired SportsPickle.com

synopsis: CollegeHumor Media, a collection of leading online entertainment companies operated by IAC, announced the acquisition of SportsPickle.com, expanding CollegeHumor Media's portfolio of content sites that appeal to the young adult male demographic.
buyer parent: IAC/InterActiveCorp
buyer: Connected Ventures, LLC
Connected Ventures, LLC operates online content and retail properties, including leading comedy site CollegeHumor.com. CollegeHumor delivers comedic content, including videos, pictures, articles and jokes to its core audience of college students and recent graduates. "
target: SportsPickle.com
SportsPickle.com is repeatedly hailed as one of the funniest sites on the web. The sports humor and satire site has been named one of the Top 100 Websites by "Shift" magazine.
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announced 1/8/2020 via Bloomberg

CH Media, will acquire CH Media

synopsis: Barry Diller’s IAC/InterActive Corp. plans to sell CH Media, the parent of CollegeHumor and other digital brands, to the unit’s chief creative officer, Sam Reich. CH Media is comprised of the award-winning digital properties CollegeHumor, Dorkly, Drawfee, and the subscription service DROPOUT.
buyer: CH Media
Sam Reich is a longtime executive of CH Media and the unit's Chief Creative Officer. As a part of CollegeHumor since 2006, Sam Reich built the video team from scratch, earning the comedy brand 30M followers, a 50M+ weekly reach, 200M+ monthly video views, and 25+ Webby Awards. "
target parent: IAC
target: CH Media
CH Media is comprised of the award-winning digital properties CollegeHumor, Dorkly, Drawfee, and the subscription service DROPOUT. CH Media’s ad-supported properties are highly sought-after by brands who want to reach a younger, entertainment-loving audience.
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closed 3/26/2009 via PR Newswire

Connected Ventures, LLC, acquired SportsPickle.com

synopsis: CollegeHumor Media, a collection of leading online entertainment companies operated by IAC, announced the acquisition of SportsPickle.com, expanding CollegeHumor Media's portfolio of content sites that appeal to the young adult male demographic.
buyer parent: IAC/InterActiveCorp
buyer: Connected Ventures, LLC
Connected Ventures, LLC operates online content and retail properties, including leading comedy site CollegeHumor.com. CollegeHumor delivers comedic content, including videos, pictures, articles and jokes to its core audience of college students and recent graduates. "
target: SportsPickle.com
SportsPickle.com is repeatedly hailed as one of the funniest sites on the web. The sports humor and satire site has been named one of the Top 100 Websites by "Shift" magazine.
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closed 8/15/2006 via PR Newswire

IAC/InterActiveCorp, acquired Connected Ventures, LLC

synopsis: IAC/InterActiveCorp has acquired a 51% stake and full voting control of Connected Ventures, LLC, parent of leading comedy site CollegeHumor.com. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. CollegeHumor is the first site to join IAC Programming, launched earlier this year to buy and build branded online content properties.
buyer: IAC/InterActiveCorp (IAC:$4,757.06)
IAC operates more than 35 leading and diversified Internet businesses across 40 countries... our mission is to harness the power of interactivity to make daily life easier and more productive for people all over the world. "
target: Connected Ventures, LLC
Connected Ventures, LLC operates online content and retail properties, including leading comedy site CollegeHumor.com. CollegeHumor delivers comedic content, including videos, pictures, articles and jokes to its core audience of college students and recent graduates.
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closed 3/26/2009 via PR Newswire

Connected Ventures, LLC, acquired SportsPickle.com

synopsis: CollegeHumor Media, a collection of leading online entertainment companies operated by IAC, announced the acquisition of SportsPickle.com, expanding CollegeHumor Media's portfolio of content sites that appeal to the young adult male demographic.
buyer parent: IAC/InterActiveCorp
buyer: Connected Ventures, LLC
Connected Ventures, LLC operates online content and retail properties, including leading comedy site CollegeHumor.com. CollegeHumor delivers comedic content, including videos, pictures, articles and jokes to its core audience of college students and recent graduates. "
target: SportsPickle.com
SportsPickle.com is repeatedly hailed as one of the funniest sites on the web. The sports humor and satire site has been named one of the Top 100 Websites by "Shift" magazine.
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announced 1/8/2020 via Bloomberg

CH Media, will acquire CH Media

synopsis: Barry Diller’s IAC/InterActive Corp. plans to sell CH Media, the parent of CollegeHumor and other digital brands, to the unit’s chief creative officer, Sam Reich. CH Media is comprised of the award-winning digital properties CollegeHumor, Dorkly, Drawfee, and the subscription service DROPOUT.
buyer: CH Media
Sam Reich is a longtime executive of CH Media and the unit's Chief Creative Officer. As a part of CollegeHumor since 2006, Sam Reich built the video team from scratch, earning the comedy brand 30M followers, a 50M+ weekly reach, 200M+ monthly video views, and 25+ Webby Awards. "
target parent: IAC
target: CH Media
CH Media is comprised of the award-winning digital properties CollegeHumor, Dorkly, Drawfee, and the subscription service DROPOUT. CH Media’s ad-supported properties are highly sought-after by brands who want to reach a younger, entertainment-loving audience.
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closed 11/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Webedia SAS, acquired UTURN Group

synopsis: Saudi-based online entertainment network, UTURN Group, has joined forces with digital media company, Webedia, to create Arabic media and entertainment powerhouse, Webedia Arabia. UTURN Group is the leading Arabic entertainment network in the Middle East and North Africa.
buyer parent: Fimalac SA
buyer: Webedia SAS
Webedia is a global media and technology company, specialized in the recreation and entertainment industries. Webedia targets a passionate audience by building a global network of unique talents, media brands, events and services within the entertainment and recreation industries. "
target: UTURN Group
UTURN Group is the leading Arabic entertainment network in the Middle East and North Africa. UTURN was founded in 2010 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. They produce premium content with the aim to promote Arabic content globally.
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announced 3/29/2018 via BusinessWire

Maven Inc., will acquire SAY Media, Inc.

synopsis: Maven announced it has signed a letter of intent to acquire Say Media, a company that is defining the digital magazine through a portfolio of influential brands and a next-generation publishing platform called Tempest that caters to the needs of both modern storytellers and marketers.
buyer: Maven Inc. (OTCPK:MVEN:$0.38)
Maven is a coalition of mavens operating on a single digital publishing, advertising and distribution platform, unified under a single media brand. Based in Seattle, Maven is publicly traded under the ticker symbol MVEN. "
target: SAY Media, Inc.
Say Media is defining the digital magazine through a portfolio of influential brands and a next-generation publishing platform called Tempest that caters to the needs of both modern storytellers and marketers.
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closed 12/28/2016 via Market Wire

CPXi, purchased Entertainment Sites from SpinMedia

synopsis: CPXi announced that it will acquire the celebrity news, gossip and entertainment websites; Celebuzz, The Frisky and The Superficial from SpinMedia. SpinMedia Group is a digital-first media company connecting a vast network of entertainment and music fans to the content, celebrities, and brands they love.
buyer: CPXi
CPXi is a comprehensive digital media company with over 15 years of experience driving efficiencies in the tech-enabled marketing space. They provide technology, services and processes that make digital more efficient and effective. "
seller: SpinMedia
Celebuzz.com, TheFrisky.com, and TheSuperficial.com are celebrity news, gossip and entertainment websites ran by SpinMedia. SpinMedia Group is a digital-first media company connecting a vast network of entertainment and music fans to the content, celebrities, and brands they love.
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closed 10/26/2016 via BNC Analysis

Funke Mediengruppe GmbH, acquired Media Partisans GmbH

synopsis: Funke Mediengruppe has acquired a majority interest in Media Partisans. The Potsdam-based company operates the heftig.co portal in Germany, as well as other websites, and is the European market leader for publishing on social media.
buyer: Funke Mediengruppe GmbH
Funke Mediengruppe publishes and distributes daily and weekly newspapers, trade magazines, and advertising journals and papers in Europe. It also operates radio stations; and advertising portals related to real estate, jobs, automobiles, and acquaintanceships. "
target: Media Partisans GmbH
Media Partisans is one of the fastest growing media companies in the world. It is their mission to connect the world through stories. They do so by producing only the most relevant and unusual content for an international audience. Every single story/video they produce reaches millions of people.
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closed 6/8/2016 via Company Press Release

MOBYT S.p.A., acquired MediaMob S.r.l.

synopsis: DigiTouch, one of the most active Italian independent players in digital marketing, has completed its sale of 51% of MediaMob to Mobyt, a leader in Italy in Mobile Marketing & Services and active in the web advertising. MediaMob is a programmatic sales house, offering technological solutions for audience targeting and programmatic advertising.
buyer: MOBYT S.p.A. (BIT:MBY:$28.32)
Mobyt delivers highly reliable solutions for the sending and receipt of SMS messaging services and emailing to support new marketing and advertising opportunities. Their services are currently used by over 28,000 companies, 70% of which are Italian. "
target parent: DigiTouch
target: MediaMob S.r.l.
MediaMob is an Italian independent digital solutions provider, specialized in programmatic advertising on premium inventory, with cross-device coverage and a wide range of creative ad formats. MediaMob leverages on the modern technological solutions related to audience targeting logics.
price ($mm)
$1.46*
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$3
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$1
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5.1x
closed 4/16/2015 via BNC Analysis

Blinkx Plc, acquired All Media Network, LLC

synopsis: Internet media company Blinkx PLC said it has completed a deal to acquire All Media Network LLC. All Media Network connects today's digital audience with the best discovery services for music, movies, and TV. The acquisition of All Media gives Blinkx access to a number of website properties, including Sidereel.com, Allmusic.com and Allmovie.com.
buyer: Blinkx Plc (AIM:RTHM:$316.02)
blinkx is an Internet media company that connects consumers and brands through content online. Their patented COncept Recognition Engine technology leverages speech recognition, text and image analysis to understand the meaning and context of video content to generate improved search relevancy. "
target: All Media Network, LLC
All Media Network connects today's digital audience with the best discovery services for music, movies, and TV. With 118 million monthly page views across five web sites, All Media Network provides the most comprehensive and pervasive consumer entertainment products available anywhere.
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closed 3/5/2015 via BNC Analysis

DDB Worldwide Communications Group Inc., acquired Lifelounge Group

synopsis: DDB Worldwide Communications Group Inc. has acquired independent creative agency Lifelounge Group. They specialise in creating authentic brand connections with 16-35 year-old Australians through print, websites, and advertising. They also publish the Lifelounge Sweeney Report, a provider of insights into the Australian 16-30 year old market.
buyer parent: Omnicom Group Inc.
buyer: DDB Worldwide Communications Group Inc.
DDB Worldwide is one of the world's largest and most influential advertising and marketing networks. At the 2014 Cannes International Festival of Creativity, DDB took home 87 Lions as well as Agency of the Year and Regional Network of the Year honors for adam&eveDDB and DDB EMEA, respectively. "
target: Lifelounge Group
Lifelounge Group is a digital media and entertainment company. They operate Lifelounge.com and TheVine.com.au, Australia's No. 1 youth & entertainment website. They are focused on opportunities that leverage research, technical expertise & creativity to develop digital products and campaigns.
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announced 6/12/2012 via BusinessWire

Cazador Acquisition Corporation, will be merged with Net Element, Inc.

synopsis: Net Element, a global publisher of online destinations and soon-to-be operator of a mobile commerce platform for Russia and other emerging markets, and Cazador Acquisition Corporation, a special purpose acquisition company, announced the execution of a merger agreement.
buyer: Cazador Acquisition Corporation
Cazador Acquisition Corporation Ltd. is a special purpose acquisition company, also known as a blank-check company incorporated as a Cayman Islands-exempted company. "
target: Net Element, Inc. (NETE:$45.96)
Net Element is a publisher of digital destinations and services provider powered by a rich video services platform for commerce, HD and 3D formats. The platform supports a network of content-driven, vertically focused applications for consumer, professional and business marketplaces.
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closed 10/26/2009 via BusinessWire

TopTenREVIEWS, Inc., purchased Consumer Media Division from Imaginova Corp.

synopsis: TopTenREVIEWS announced it has acquired the Consumer Media Division of Imaginova Inc., a privately held company based in New York City. Included in the acquisition are Space.com, LiveScience.com and Newsarama.com. As part of the ongoing expansion, TopTenREVIEWS has established the TechMediaNetwork to incorporate these properties.
buyer parent: TechMedia Network
buyer: TopTenREVIEWS, Inc.
Founded in 2003, TopTenREVIEWS.com provides consumers with side-by-side product and pricing comparisons to help them research, shop and purchase technology and entertainment products and services. "
seller: Imaginova Corp.
Imaginova, a leading digital media and commerce company, is the preeminent online destination for the Intellectually Curious. The Imaginova Network of media properties delivers engaging and entertaining editorial and multimedia content to a robust community of curious and well-informed users.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
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EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/23/2008 via BusinessWire

Pangea Media, acquired LaughNetwork

synopsis: Pangea Media , a leader in online quizzes and quiz technology, announced that it has acquired LaughNetwork , a network of Web sites focused on humor, quizzes and casual entertainment.
buyer: Pangea Media
Pangea Media is a casual entertainment and online advertising company that uses the power of quizzes to bring consumers and marketers together. Pangea operates a network of quiz sites including Quibblo.com, QuizRocket.com and MyCareerQuizzes. "
target: LaughNetwork
LaughNetwork is a network of Web sites focused on humor, quizzes and casual entertainment.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/17/2008 via PR Newswire

Glam Media, acquired Codex Media

synopsis: Glam Media acquired Munich-based firm, Codex Media to accelerate its launch in Germany. Codex Media is an ad network with a significant reach in the German lifestyle and entertainment area.
buyer: Glam Media
Glam Media pioneered the vertical content network model and is the fastest growing Top 20 Media Company in the U.S. Glam Media provides a compelling mix of fresh, original content created in-house on its owned & operated web sites and the carefully curated Glam Publishing Network. "
target: Codex Media
Codex Media is an ad network with a significant reach in the German lifestyle and entertainment area. While not specifically considered a women’s ad network it has a considerable share of that market.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/15/2006 via PR Newswire

IAC/InterActiveCorp, acquired Connected Ventures, LLC

synopsis: IAC/InterActiveCorp has acquired a 51% stake and full voting control of Connected Ventures, LLC, parent of leading comedy site CollegeHumor.com. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. CollegeHumor is the first site to join IAC Programming, launched earlier this year to buy and build branded online content properties.
buyer: IAC/InterActiveCorp (IAC:$4,757.06)
IAC operates more than 35 leading and diversified Internet businesses across 40 countries... our mission is to harness the power of interactivity to make daily life easier and more productive for people all over the world. "
target: Connected Ventures, LLC
Connected Ventures, LLC operates online content and retail properties, including leading comedy site CollegeHumor.com. CollegeHumor delivers comedic content, including videos, pictures, articles and jokes to its core audience of college students and recent graduates.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 10/14/2014 via BNC Analysis

Commuter Advertising, will acquire CommuteStream

synopsis: Oakwood-based Commuter Advertising has signed a deal to acquire Chicago-based mobile technology company CommuteStream. Commuter Advertising — a transit-focused advertising and media agency — will use CommuteStream’s ad network to reach riders who regularly use smartphones in planning their commutes.
buyer: Commuter Advertising
Commuter Advertising empowers advertisers to engage with consumers on the move at targeted locations and times through digital out-of-home transit media. CA broadcasts messages to commuters onboard vehicles around the nation. "
target: CommuteStream
CommuteStream connects businesses and brands with urban commuters. By partnering with local transit apps, they directly deliver highly targeted digital advertising to people who live and work in Chicago.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/16/2012 via Company Press Release

Opera Software, acquired 4th Screen Advertising Ltd.

synopsis: Opera Software announced that it has acquired 4th Screen Advertising, Ltd., to significantly expand its offering to advertisers and mobile publishers that engage consumers via the mobile web and applications, across all mobile platforms. Opera offers complete advertising solutions for mass-market feature phone and smartphone platforms.
buyer: Opera Software (OPERA:$255.45)
Opera is an industry leader in the development of Web browsers for the desktop, device and mobile markets. The web browsers are adapted to a wide range of platforms, operating systems and embedded Internet products including computers, tablets, mobiles and PDAs, various game consoles and more. "
target: 4th Screen Advertising Ltd.
4th Screen Advertising is one of the world's leading premium mobile advertising agencies. 4th Screen goes beyond just clicks, offering brands and advertisers engagement and rich media based mobile campaigns. Publisher clients include The Guardian, MTV, Global Radio, Shazam, and IMDb.
price ($mm)[EV]
$5.06 [$4.30]
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/22/2018 via BNC Analysis

KissKissBankBank & Co, acquired Goodeed SAS

synopsis: French crowdfunding specialist KissKissBankBank announced it has acquired a majority stake in the French start-up Goodeed, specializing in donations through the viewing of online advertising videos.
buyer parent: Le Groupe La Poste
buyer: KissKissBankBank & Co
KissKissBankBank & Co is one of the European leaders in crowd-funding. Through its three platforms, KissKissBankBank is currently the only player in Europe to develop its services in three crowd-funding segments, thereby providing appropriate solutions for a host of personal & professional projects."
target: Goodeed SAS
Goodeed, based in France, is a website that allows people to plant trees, send vaccines or offer meals for free by simply connecting to the Goodeed website and watching twenty seconds of entertaining ads.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/22/2018 via BNC Analysis

Arena Racing Company, acquired Vermantia

synopsis: Arena Racing Company (ARC), the largest racecourse operator in the UK, has acquired virtual sports content provider Vermantia. Based in Greece, Vermantia is a leader in omni-channel content solutions for lotteries, gaming and betting operators worldwide. Their platform, Vermantia CONNECT, provides virtual games, Live Sports and Racing content.
buyer: Arena Racing Company
Arena Racing Company (ARC) is the largest racecourse operator in the UK with its racecourses hosting racing on over 300 days a year. ARC hosts racing at all levels of the sport from Class 7 through to Group 1s. ARC also operates a hotel, spa resort and golf course. "
target: Vermantia
Based in Greece, Vermantia is a virtual sports content provider. Vermantia is a leader in omni-channel content solutions for lotteries, gaming and betting operators worldwide. Their platform, Vermantia CONNECT, provides a gaming portfolio comprised of virtual games, Live Sports and Racing content.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/26/2017 via Company Press Release

Affinity Media SAS France merged with AdWanted,

synopsis: The international advertising agency Affinity Media SAS France and Adwanted, the leading offline advertising space market, decided to take a new direction in their development by merging the two companies under ADWANTED GROUP.
buyer: AdWanted
Adwanted is an international platform for programmatic offline advertising that claims global leadership in the nascent market of the "programmatic advertising transaction". In April 2017, Adwanted launched a new multilingual version of its platform, with improved design and user experience. "
target: Affinity Media SAS France
Affinity Media is the privileged link between quality international media and French advertisers. It is the exclusive partner of major online & offline media groups in Europe, Asia & America. It specializes in high-quality ads in the news, business & life style sectors targeting selected audiences.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 7/17/2017 via Company Press Release

Innovation Labs, will acquire Stk Marketing Ltd

synopsis: Gaming Innovation Group Inc. (GIG) has through its subsidiary Innovation Labs agreed to acquire all assets in one of the biggest affiliate networks in Scandinavia, Stk Marketing Ltd. The network will be integrated into Innovation Labs’ BI/Data proprietary systems & marketing platforms.
buyer parent: Gaming Innovation Group
buyer: Innovation Labs
Innovation Labs is a fast growing online marketing company for iGaming. It refers paying users to B2B clients primarily by obtaining competitive rankings for high-value keywords in search engines through SEO (search engine optimization), generating traffic to owned websites. "
target: Stk Marketing Ltd
Stk Marketing Ltd is one of the biggest affiliate networks in Scandinavia. STK Marketing also operates, among other things, a number of websites in the gaming industry including the Norwegian sites NorskeSpilleautomater.com, CasinoPåNett.org and CasinoSpesialisten.net, and Swedish Spelautomater.se.
price ($mm)
$30
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
$8
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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