Like Franchise Gator, LLC.

closed 4/8/2009 via Company Press Release

Landmark Interactive, acquired Franchise Gator, LLC.

synopsis: The Landmark Interactive division of Landmark Media Enterprises announced that it has acquired FranchiseGator.com, a leading online franchise recruitment information resource for prospective franchisees, from Microsoft Corporation.
buyer parent: Landmark Communications, Inc.
buyer: Landmark Interactive
Landmark Interactive, a division of Landmark Media Enterprises, offers the leading online marketplaces for franchise and business ownership opportunities. "
target parent: Microsoft Corporation
target: Franchise Gator, LLC.
Established in 2001, Franchise Gator LLC is an Internet-based franchise pay for performance marketing service. We present prospective franchisees with profiles of more than 550 leading franchise opportunities and businesses from 100+ industry sectors.
price ($mm)
$20
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closed 4/8/2020 via Company Press Release

Schober Information Group Deutschland GmbH, acquired Bearch

synopsis: Schober Information Group Deutschland GmbH has acquired the business search engine Bearch from the Mainz technology startup DATAlovers. Bearch uses AI to collect and analyze huge amounts of online data for the acquisition of new B2B customers. Bearch supplements Schober's data universe with around 10,000 additional digital data points per company.
buyer parent: Schober Investment Group
buyer: Schober Information Group Deutschland GmbH
Schober provides customers with strategic advice and support in the form of online and offline solutions as well as the systematic implementation of cross-media communication, advertising, and sales strategies. "
target: Bearch
Germany-based DATAlovers offers a new approach to using data for sales and marketing. The company's Bearch search engine uses artificial intelligence (AI) to collect and analyze huge amounts of online data for the acquisition of new B2B customers.
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closed 3/12/2009 via Company Press Release

Adknowledge, Inc., acquired MIVA Media

synopsis: Adknowledge announced that it has acquired the Media division of MIVA, Inc. MIVA Media, one of the largest independent online performance advertising networks, was founded in 1999 and includes the Espotting and Findwhat.com brands.
buyer: Adknowledge, Inc.
Adknowledge, a privately-owned internet advertising network, operates a single, auction-based advertiser marketplace at www.bidsystem.com where advertisers can go to solve all of their marketing needs outside of search. "
target parent: MIVA, Inc.
target: MIVA Media
MIVA Media is a contextual Pay-Per-Click (PPC) ad network focused on key vertical sectors. It is one of the largest independent online performance advertising networks, was founded in 1999 and includes the Espotting and Findwhat.com brands.
price ($mm)
$12
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closed 11/5/2008 via PR Newswire

Masterseek Corp., acquired Accoona Corporation

synopsis: The American search engine Accoona has just been taken over by the international B2B search engine Masterseek, which was founded in Denmark in 1999.
buyer: Masterseek Corp.
Masterseek’s global search engine provides quick and free access to, among other things, company profiles, contact information, and descriptions of products and services from more than 45 million companies in 75 countries. "
target: Accoona Corporation
Founded in February 2004, Accoona Corp.'s mission is to become a leading player in online lead generation, eCommerce and the Chinese Internet industry and further establish its search engine as a source of highly relevant search results.
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closed 4/15/2008 via PR Newswire

Morlex, Inc., acquired AdAuthority, Inc.

synopsis: Ad Authority, a leading innovator in direct to consumer internet marketing, today announced its acquisition by Morlex, Inc., an internet-focused customer acquisition Company that owns and markets newsletters and websites targeting the personal finance and trading marketplace.
buyer: Morlex, Inc.
Morlex operates as an internet-focused customer acquisition company that owns and markets newsletters and websites targeting the personal finance and trading marketplace. Morlex also specializes in internet sales, pay-per-click, and internet advertising through approximately 1,000 owned domains. "
target: AdAuthority, Inc.
AdAuthority™ is an online lead generation company that specializes in web based forms and online data management. AdAuthority™ drives traffic to its network of proprietary websites and collects interest driven data.
price ($mm)
$8.96
rev ($mm)
$8
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.1x
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/30/2007 via BusinessWire

Apollo Group, Inc., acquired Aptimus, Inc.

synopsis: Apollo Group, Inc. completed its acquisition of Aptimus, an online advertising network. The acquisition aids in the furtherance of Apollo’s broader efforts to position the Company to best monitor, manage and control its marketing investments and brands, with the goal of increasing awareness of and access to quality and affordable education.
buyer: Apollo Group, Inc. (APOL:$2,000.33)
Apollo Group, Inc. has been an education provider for more than 30 years, providing academic access and opportunity to students through its subsidiaries, University of Phoenix, College for Financial Planning, Western International University, Meritus University, Insight Schools and Apollo Global. "
target: Aptimus, Inc.
Aptimus' unique performance-based advertising network delivers qualified customer leads through presenting offers at the points of download, log-in, registration, and other active locations across a diverse set of major publishers such as AOL, Tickle, DriverGuide, and PictureTrail.
price ($mm)[EV]
$46 [$44]
rev ($mm)
$17
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.7x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/14/2007 via PR Newswire

The Indigio Group, Inc., acquired Current Wisdom LLC

synopsis: The Indigio Group, Inc. has finalized its acquisition of Current Wisdom, LLC, a four-year-old full-service search engine marketing company. Current Wisdom will be integrated into the organization, extending Indigio's client base to include customers in the travel, real estate and retail industries, along with several interactive agencies.
buyer: The Indigio Group, Inc.
Indigio offers a variety of technological solutions designed to help companies manage and grow online channels. Through the implementation of these solutions, Indigio's clients are able to increase revenues, cut costs, maximize the lifetime value of customer relationships, and enter new markets. "
target: Current Wisdom LLC
Current Wisdom offers integrated Search Marketing solutions incorporating fundamental search engine optimization, pay per click campaign management, local search strategy, shopping comparison engine strategy, and paid inclusion.
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closed 11/13/2006 via PR Newswire

Active Response Group, acquired Oridian Inc.

synopsis: New York-based Active Response Group, a premier provider of online lead generation services, announced its acquisition of the US assets of Oridian USA, a full-service interactive provider and display network, from Online Media Solutions, LTD, headquartered in Herzliya, Israel. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer: Active Response Group
Active Response Group is a premier provider for online lead generation, display advertising, and behavioral marketing, and is known as one of the industry's largest sources for acquiring direct response customers. "
target parent: Online Media Solutions LTD.
target: Oridian Inc.
Oridian Online Media Solutions is a wholly owned subsidiary of Online Media Solutions, LTD. Headquartered in Herzliya, Israel, Oridian provides complete online media solutions to advertisers and publishers worldwide.
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closed 9/30/2005 via BusinessWire

ValueClick, Inc., acquired Fastclick.com, Inc.

synopsis: ValueClick Inc. shares were up 3.5 percent Friday after the online advertising company raised its outlook for the year and announced it had closed its $214 million acquisition of online marketing company Fastclick Inc.
buyer: ValueClick, Inc. (VCLK:$593.84)
ValueClick, Inc. is one of the world’s largest online marketing services companies, offering comprehensive and scalable solutions to deliver cost-effective customer acquisition for advertisers and robust revenue streams for publishers. "
target: Fastclick.com, Inc.
Fastclick is a recognized leader in online advertising services. The combination of superior technology with experienced and knowledgeable professionals has fostered the company's ability to provide unparalleled solutions for online advertisers and publisher affiliates.
price ($mm)
$140
rev ($mm)
$74
EBITDA ($mm)
$8
EV / rev
1.9x
EV / EBITDA
17.5x
closed 2/25/2014 via BusinessWire

Questex Media Group Inc, acquired JAZD Markets, Inc.

synopsis: Questex, a leading global business information company, announced that it has acquired the technology and substantially all the business assets of Jazd Markets, the global sourcing and lead-generation company.
buyer parent: Credit Suisse Group AG
buyer: Questex Media Group Inc
Questex Media Group LLC is a leading global business media company. The company serves the beauty, spa, travel, hospitality, beverage, bar, nightclub, leisure, consumer electronics and entertainment markets as well as the technology, finance, life sciences and health care sectors. "
target: JAZD Markets, Inc.
Founded in 2008, JAZD Markets is a comprehensive MaaS platform company built by online marketers and B2B publishers to deliver the highest tangible return from online marketing investment available today.
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closed 5/17/2010 via PR Newswire

Beyond Commerce, Inc., acquired AdJuice, Inc.

synopsis: Beyond Commerce, Inc. announced that it has completed its acquisition of the online media and marketing company, AdJuice, Inc. AdJuice, Inc. is a leading online Advertising Network and Lead Generation company with over 22 million registered users, 700 affiliates and 350 retail clients in six major industries.
buyer: Beyond Commerce, Inc. (OTCPK:BYOC:$5.83)
Beyond Commerce, Inc. provides products, services, and solutions such as, i-SUPPLY. i-SUPPLY offers fully customizable E-commerce services and revenue solutions for any Web site and hosts local ads, providing extensive reach for our proprietary advertising partner network platform. "
target: AdJuice, Inc.
AdJuice is an action-advertising network that combines both original and exclusively sourced campaigns, premier payouts and unrivaled accountability. The company is managed by a veteran executive team with over 12-years of experience in Lead Generation, eCommerce and Affiliate Marketing.
price ($mm)[EV]
$0.48 [$2.76]
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.4x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/27/2005 via BNC Analysis

ValueClick, Inc., acquired Web Marketing Holdings, Inc.

synopsis: Online advertising services firm ValueClick Inc. on Monday said it closed its acquisitions of Web Marketing Holdings Inc. and E-Babylon Inc. and raised its financial outlook for the year. ValueClick acquired Web Marketing for $141 million -- about $122 million in cash, 1.8 million ValueClick shares and 350,000 options to buy stock.
buyer: ValueClick, Inc. (VCLK:$593.84)
ValueClick, Inc. is one of the world’s largest online marketing services companies, offering comprehensive and scalable solutions to deliver cost-effective customer acquisition for advertisers and robust revenue streams for publishers. "
target: Web Marketing Holdings, Inc.
Web Clients is a leading provider of online lead-generation marketing services, focused primarily on helping advertisers generate leads using the cost-per-acquisition (CPA) and cost-per-lead (CPL) pricing models.
price ($mm)
$166
rev ($mm)
$59
EBITDA ($mm)
$11
EV / rev
2.8x
EV / EBITDA
14.5x
announced 2/15/2006 via BusinessWire

TownNews.com, will purchase ZWire, AdQuest and a national advertising network from PowerOne Media

synopsis: TownNews.com and PowerOne Media jointly announced today that TownNews.com is purchasing ZWire, AdQuest and a national advertising network from PowerOne Media.
buyer parent: Lee Enterprises, Inc.
buyer: TownNews.com
TownNews.com helps more than 850 newspapers - dailies and weeklies - in 48 states publish interactive editions on the World Wide Web of the Internet. "
seller: PowerOne Media
PowerOne Media is based in East Greenbush, NY. It will continue with its online automobile vertical solution, Car Cast, and with its online employment solution, Career Site. Lee Enterprises is one of PowerOne Media's owners.
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closed 6/21/2005 via PR Newswire

Trader Publishing Company, acquired Best Image Marketing

synopsis: Corum Group is proud to announce the acquisition of its client, Best Image Marketing, Inc. by Trader Publishing Company. Best Image is one of the country's leading providers of real estate agent Internet marketing and lead generation services through its innovative NUMBER1EXPERT(TM) products.
buyer parent: Landmark Communications, Inc.
buyer: Trader Publishing Company
Dominion Enterprises is a leading marketing services company serving the wide-ranging needs of many industries including real estate, apartments, specialty vehicles, employment, automotive and travel. Dominion Enterprises is one of the largest providers of highly targeted classified advertising. "
target: Best Image Marketing
Best Image, was founded as a producer of advertorial products syndicated in newspapers nationwide. With the advent of the Internet, Best Image began to expand its product offerings to provide website hosting, Internet marketing and lead generation services, under the brand name NUMBER1EXPERT(TM).
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closed 6/4/2008 via BusinessWire

Hobsons, acquired College Confidential

synopsis: Hobsons, a company that aids colleges and universities in elevating their recruitment, enrollment, and retention strategies; has acquired College Confidential, the leading Web community for college-bound students and their parents. Hobsons and College Confidential will bring together an unrivaled set of resources for students and parents.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Hobsons
Hobsons U.S. partners with colleges and universities to enhance and empower institutions’ enrollment and admissions efforts. Hobsons U.S. helps colleges and universities to elevate their enrollment strategies efficiently, effectively, and easily. "
target: College Confidential
College Confidential was established to meet the need for free, accessible college search and admissions information on the Web. From information on Ivy League admissions and college rankings to tips on obtaining financial aid, College Confidential is the best Web resource on college-related topics.
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closed 11/5/2007 via BusinessWire

PlattForm Holdings, Inc., acquired Beauty Inter-Network Company

synopsis: PlattForm Holdings, Inc., a leading Internet marketing and enrollment solutions provider to the post-secondary education industry, acquired Beauty Inter-Network Company, a recruitment and enrollment lead generation company that publishes beautyschools.com and other web sites for the education industry.
buyer parent: Arlington Capital Partners
buyer: PlattForm Holdings, Inc.
PlattForm is a full-service marketing and advertising agency offering enrollment solutions for the education industry and the military. Since 1989, we have continued in our commitment to set the standard for excellence in these industries. "
target: Beauty Inter-Network Company
Beauty Inter-Network Company is a recruitment and enrollment lead generation company that publishes beautyschools.com and other web sites for the education industry.
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closed 1/9/2008 via PR Newswire

London Bay Capital, LLC, Plainfield Asset Management, LLC., acquired Selling Source, LLC

synopsis: London Bay Capital LLC announced that a newly-formed affiliate of LBC has acquired Selling Source, LLC, the leading Internet marketing business focused on the specialty finance sector. The transaction valued Selling Source in excess of $130 million.
buyer: Plainfield Asset Management, LLC.
buyer: London Bay Capital, LLC
London Bay is a private equity firm based in San Francisco. It focuses on management buyouts of middle-market growth businesses in the US and Europe. It invests its partners' own capital as well as funds it manages on behalf of one of the world's largest family offices. "
target: Selling Source, LLC
Selling Source develops technology and marketing solutions for the specialty finance industry. Its affiliated companies offer turnkey lender solutions, data solutions, consumer communication services, prepaid and stored-value marketing solutions, payment processing and more.
price ($mm)
$130*
rev ($mm)
$125
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.3x
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/30/2008 via paidContent.org

QuinStreet, Inc., acquired SureHits

synopsis: Quinstreet acquired SureHits, a vertical ad net for insurance.
buyer: QuinStreet, Inc. (QNST:$502.99)
QuinStreet is a leader in vertical marketing and media on the Internet. The company provides a strong set of capabilities to engage Internet visitors with targeted media and connects its marketing clients with their potential customers online. "
target parent: Cyberspace Communications Corp.
target: SureHits
SureHits didn’t become the leader in online insurance & loan marketing overnight. SureHits has been in business for over 10 years and is led by an executive team with deep experience in online financial services marketing. Over the last 10 years we’ve seen many Internet companies come and go.
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closed 8/27/2008 via BusinessWire

Stracka Design Company LLC, acquired GolfQ

synopsis: The Stracka Design Company LLC, home of www.Stracka.com, Golf's premier social network, has acquired the assets of Texas-based GolfQ.com Inc.
buyer: Stracka Design Company LLC
Stracka.com is part of the Stracka Design Company LLC (SDC). SDC is focused on bringing new technology to the golfer in order to enhance the golfing experience. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, SDC has over 1 million members that are active golfers all around the world. "
target: GolfQ
GolfQ touts itself as being the World’s Largest Golf Community and has been helping golf courses promote their property since 1999. GolfQ has a loyal base of members that use the site to find promotions for participating golf courses.
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announced 6/23/2014 via PR Newswire

One on One Marketing Inc., will acquire Lead Media Partners

synopsis: One on One Marketing, a premier provider of web leads, clicks and other digital services, announced it has reached an agreement with Lead Media Partners to acquire its business operations. Lead Media Partners generates high quality education leads for the nation's leading online and career trainings schools.
buyer: One on One Marketing Inc.
One on One Marketing, LLC is a premier provider of web leads, clicks and other digital services to various types of institutions, including higher education. Its wide range of web properties include: www.ClassesandCareers.com and www.CollegeAtlas.org. "
target: Lead Media Partners
Lead Media Partners generates high quality education leads for the nation's leading online and career trainings schools. These leads are generated using a combination of predictive technology, quality traffic and creative strategy on Lead Media Partners' premier web property, DegreeSearch.org.
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closed 4/8/2009 via Company Press Release

Landmark Interactive, acquired Franchise Gator, LLC.

synopsis: The Landmark Interactive division of Landmark Media Enterprises announced that it has acquired FranchiseGator.com, a leading online franchise recruitment information resource for prospective franchisees, from Microsoft Corporation.
buyer parent: Landmark Communications, Inc.
buyer: Landmark Interactive
Landmark Interactive, a division of Landmark Media Enterprises, offers the leading online marketplaces for franchise and business ownership opportunities. "
target parent: Microsoft Corporation
target: Franchise Gator, LLC.
Established in 2001, Franchise Gator LLC is an Internet-based franchise pay for performance marketing service. We present prospective franchisees with profiles of more than 550 leading franchise opportunities and businesses from 100+ industry sectors.
price ($mm)
$20
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closed 5/17/2006 via BusinessWire

aQuantive, Inc., acquired Franchise Gator, LLC.

synopsis: aQuantive, Inc., today announced the acquisition of Franchise Gator, an Atlanta-based pay for performance digital marketing company. Franchise Gator will retain its brand identity and operate in aQuantive's Digital Performance Media business segment.
buyer: aQuantive, Inc. (AQNT:$0.00)
aQuantive is the parent company of one of the industry’s most successful families of digital marketing companies. Through our individual businesses Avenue A Razorfish, Atlas and DRIVEpm, aQuantive leverages the power of digital marketing services to drive measurable results for our clients. "
target: Franchise Gator, LLC.
Established in 2001, Franchise Gator LLC is an Internet-based franchise pay for performance marketing service. We present prospective franchisees with profiles of more than 550 leading franchise opportunities and businesses from 100+ industry sectors.
price ($mm)
$22
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closed 4/8/2009 via Company Press Release

Landmark Interactive, acquired Franchise Gator, LLC.

synopsis: The Landmark Interactive division of Landmark Media Enterprises announced that it has acquired FranchiseGator.com, a leading online franchise recruitment information resource for prospective franchisees, from Microsoft Corporation.
buyer parent: Landmark Communications, Inc.
buyer: Landmark Interactive
Landmark Interactive, a division of Landmark Media Enterprises, offers the leading online marketplaces for franchise and business ownership opportunities. "
target parent: Microsoft Corporation
target: Franchise Gator, LLC.
Established in 2001, Franchise Gator LLC is an Internet-based franchise pay for performance marketing service. We present prospective franchisees with profiles of more than 550 leading franchise opportunities and businesses from 100+ industry sectors.
price ($mm)
$20
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closed 4/8/2009 via Company Press Release

Landmark Interactive, acquired Franchise Gator, LLC.

synopsis: The Landmark Interactive division of Landmark Media Enterprises announced that it has acquired FranchiseGator.com, a leading online franchise recruitment information resource for prospective franchisees, from Microsoft Corporation.
buyer parent: Landmark Communications, Inc.
buyer: Landmark Interactive
Landmark Interactive, a division of Landmark Media Enterprises, offers the leading online marketplaces for franchise and business ownership opportunities. "
target parent: Microsoft Corporation
target: Franchise Gator, LLC.
Established in 2001, Franchise Gator LLC is an Internet-based franchise pay for performance marketing service. We present prospective franchisees with profiles of more than 550 leading franchise opportunities and businesses from 100+ industry sectors.
price ($mm)
$20
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closed 8/1/2012 via Company Press Release

Antevenio S.A., acquired Clash Media France

synopsis: Antevenio announces acquisition of Clash Media France, a subsidiary of the British group of the same name and Lead Generation Specialist Emailing. Clash-Media connects advertisers and consumers through sites generating leads by producing millions of qualified contacts each month.
buyer: Antevenio S.A. (ENXTPA:ALANT:$28.79)
Antevenio is the Spanish company leader in online advertising and interactive marketing, which has offices in Madrid, Barcelona, Milan, London, Mexico City, Buenos Aires and Paris. "
target parent: Clash Media
target: Clash Media France
Clash-Media France connects advertisers and consumers through sites generating leads by producing millions of qualified contacts each month.
price ($mm)
$1.24
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closed 11/18/2010 via BNC Analysis

Scott J. Gerardi, purchased Lead Generation Business from MonsterOffers

synopsis: Monster Offers exchanges its “Lead Generation Business Segment” to Scott J. Gerardi, the Company’s Director and President, for 8,000,000 of his 10,000,000 restricted shares of his common stock in Company.
buyer: Scott J. Gerardi
Scott J. Gerardi is President of Monster Offers and an online advertising and lead generation veteran that possesses over 20-years experience in new media. "
seller: MonsterOffers (APPZ:$1.00)
Monster Offers is an emerging online technology company specializing in social media commerce and advertising solutions for large Companies and Non Profit Organizations.
price ($mm)
$8.96
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closed 9/2/2008 via Market Wire

AdEx Media, Inc., acquired Bay Harbor Marketing, LLC

synopsis: AdEx Media, Inc., a leading integrated online marketing company, announced another move in line with its growth strategy with the acquisition of the online lead generation business of Bay Harbor Marketing, LLC, a California limited liability company.
buyer: AdEx Media, Inc. (ADXM:$0.00)
AdEx Media operates one of the leading online direct marketing companies, with an emphasis on successfully purchasing multi-channel sources of online media distribution. "
target: Bay Harbor Marketing, LLC
Bay Harbor is an online lead generation technology company whose proprietary software platform uses behavioral targeting to identify marketers' best prospects in numerous financial services and other consumer interest segments.
price ($mm)[EV]
$0.94 [$1.24]
rev ($mm)
$0
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
4.8x
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/22/2008 via PR Newswire

Questex Media Group Inc, acquired FierceMarkets, Inc.

synopsis: Questex Media Group, Inc., a global, diversified business-to-business integrated media and information provider announced today its acquisition of FierceMarkets, a leading online B2B media company headquartered in Washington, D.C.
buyer parent: Audax Group
buyer: Questex Media Group Inc
Questex Media Group, Inc. is a global, diversified business-to-business integrated media provider. The company’s properties include 23 trade publications, 25 conferences and tradeshows, as well as a host of databases and online media brands. "
target: FierceMarkets, Inc.
FierceMarkets, a leader in B2B e-media, provides information and marketing services in the Telecommunications, Life Sciences, Healthcare, IT, and Finance industries through its portfolio of e-mail newsletters, web sites, webinars, and live events.
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closed 5/21/2007 via BusinessWire

Online Vacation Center Holdings Corp., acquired Curves Travel

synopsis: Vacation Center Holdings Corp., an aggregator of diversified vacation sellers, announced the acquisition of Tone & Travel, DBA Curves Travel, the licensed, travel Management Company of Curves International. Curves, the well known franchise fitness company for women, has over 4 million members and is the largest fitness franchise in the world.
buyer: Online Vacation Center Holdings Corp.
Online Vacation Center Holdings Corp. is focused on building a network of diversified vacation sellers with a range of products that can be cross-sold to an extensive customer base. "
target: Curves Travel
Curves® Travel is a free member benefit that provides Curves® members and their family and friends with special travel offers on vacation packages & cruises. We specialize in land packages, all-inclusive resorts, escorted tours and cruises.
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closed 5/8/2007 via BusinessWire

Silverpop Systems, Inc., acquired VTrenz, Inc.

synopsis: Silverpop, a leading email marketing service provider, today announced the acquisition of pre-eminent marketing automation and lead management company Vtrenz. Offering a true, on-demand marketing solution, Vtrenz is in the forefront of delivering automated, multi-channel marketing solutions that optimize lifecycle marketing campaigns.
buyer: Silverpop Systems, Inc.
Silverpop is a leading provider of permission-based email marketing solutions, strategy and services. For the last three years in a row, Silverpop has been given one of the highest scores in its category in JupiterResearch’s annual analysis of ESPs. "
target: VTrenz, Inc.
Vtrenz is the leading provider of on-demand marketing automation solutions, and empowers organizations of all sizes to generate demand for their products and services, close more sales and measure the impact of their marketing activities.
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closed 5/3/2007 via PR Newswire

Experian Information Solutions, acquired Emailing Solution

synopsis: Experian, the global information solutions company, has acquired Emailing Solution, a leading French permission-based email marketing provider. The acquisition further extends and deepens Experian's global reach in the email sector.
buyer: Experian Information Solutions
Experian is a global leader in providing information solutions to organizations and consumers. It helps organizations find, develop and manage profitable customer relationships by providing information, decision-making solutions and processing services. "
target: Emailing Solution
Founded in 2001, Emailing Solution, a full-service permission-based email marketing company, currently serves over 300 brands from diverse industries, including Orange (France Telecom), Staples and Hewlett Packard.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$5
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/16/2007 via BusinessWire

Oak Investment Partners, One Equity Partners, RHO Management Company, acquired Vertrue Incorporated

synopsis: Vertrue Incorporated announced today the completion of its acquisition by Vertrue’s management and an investor group consisting of One Equity Partners, Rho Ventures and Brencourt Advisors. Under the terms of the amended merger agreement, Vertrue stockholders are entitled to receive $50.00 in cash, without interest, for each share of Vertrue.
buyer: One Equity Partners
buyer: RHO Management Company
buyer: Oak Investment Partners
Oak Investment Partners is a multi-stage venture capital firm with a total of $8.4 billion in committed capital. The primary investment focus is on high growth opportunities. "
target: Vertrue Incorporated
Vertrue Incorporated is a premier Internet direct marketing services company. Vertrue operates a diverse group of marketing businesses that share a unified mission: to provide every consumer with access to savings and services that improve their daily lives.
price ($mm)
$745
rev ($mm)
$755
EBITDA ($mm)
$104
EV / rev
1.0x
EV / EBITDA
7.2x
closed 3/14/2007 via PR Newswire

The Indigio Group, Inc., acquired Current Wisdom LLC

synopsis: The Indigio Group, Inc. has finalized its acquisition of Current Wisdom, LLC, a four-year-old full-service search engine marketing company. Current Wisdom will be integrated into the organization, extending Indigio's client base to include customers in the travel, real estate and retail industries, along with several interactive agencies.
buyer: The Indigio Group, Inc.
Indigio offers a variety of technological solutions designed to help companies manage and grow online channels. Through the implementation of these solutions, Indigio's clients are able to increase revenues, cut costs, maximize the lifetime value of customer relationships, and enter new markets. "
target: Current Wisdom LLC
Current Wisdom offers integrated Search Marketing solutions incorporating fundamental search engine optimization, pay per click campaign management, local search strategy, shopping comparison engine strategy, and paid inclusion.
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closed 12/4/2006 via BusinessWire

ValueClick, Inc., acquired Shopping.net

synopsis: ValueClick, Inc. has acquired Shopping.net, a privately-held company based in London, for approximately $13.3 million in cash, net of cash acquired. Shopping.net owns and operates 27 websites that provide comparison shopping, search and vertical market content to European online consumers.
buyer: ValueClick, Inc. (VCLK:$593.84)
ValueClick, Inc. is one of the world’s largest online marketing services companies, offering comprehensive and scalable solutions to deliver cost-effective customer acquisition for advertisers and robust revenue streams for publishers. "
target: Shopping.net
Shopping.net is a free service which allows you to save time and money when shopping online. We don't sell products directly but instead provide independent shopping search, information and comparison tools allowing you to find the best deals and lowest prices no matter what you're shopping for.
price ($mm)
$13
rev ($mm)
$4
EBITDA ($mm)
$2
EV / rev
3.3x
EV / EBITDA
6.7x
closed 11/7/2006 via BusinessWire

Austin Ventures, L.P., acquired CreditCards.com

synopsis: Austin Ventures announced the recapitalization of CreditCards.com, the leading online destination for consumers to search, compare, and apply for credit cards. Additionally, Elisabeth DeMarse, former CEO of Bankrate, the Internet’s leading aggregator of financial rate information, was named CEO of the company.
buyer: Austin Ventures, L.P.
Austin Ventures has worked with talented entrepreneurs to build valuable companies for nearly twenty-five years. With $3.9 billion under management, AV is the most active venture capital and growth equity firm in Texas and one of the most established in the nation. "
target: CreditCards.com
CreditCards.com is an Internet publisher and marketing organization that operates the leading and fastest growing online destination for consumers to compare, and apply for credit cards. The company matches millions of consumers each year with the credit card offers that best meet their needs.
price ($mm)
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closed 12/15/2005 via PR Newswire

Landmark Communications, Inc., acquired CoolSavings, Inc.

synopsis: Landmark Communications, Inc. today announced the completion of the going-private transaction of CoolSavings, Inc.
buyer: Landmark Communications, Inc.
Landmark Communications, Inc. is a privately-held multimedia company with interests in newspapers, broadcasting, cable programming, print and online classified marketplaces, broadband services, interactive marketing, Internet video distribution, and other businesses. "
target: CoolSavings, Inc.
CoolSavings is a leading interactive marketing services company for advertisers and publishers. The company provides superior lead generation, e- mail, coupon and loyalty programs across its extensive network of company- owned Branded Web Properties and top partner sites.
price ($mm)
$80
rev ($mm)
$52
EBITDA ($mm)
$6
EV / rev
1.5x
EV / EBITDA
13.1x
closed 3/24/2005 via BusinessWire

WebSourced, Inc., acquired Smart Interactive Ltd.

synopsis: WebSourced, Inc., a leader in search engine marketing and a wholly owned subsidiary of CGI Holding Corporation, today announced that the Company has acquired the assets of Smart Interactive Ltd., a leading provider of search engine marketing services to companies throughout Great Britain and Europe.
buyer parent: Think Partnership, Inc.
buyer: WebSourced, Inc.
WebSourced, Inc., is recognized internationally as a global leader in Internet marketing solutions. Established in 1994 and acquired in 1999 by S. Pat Martin, its current CEO, WebSourced's all-encompassing approach to web solutions makes the task of implementing Internet sales and Internet marketin "
target: Smart Interactive Ltd.
Smart Interactive Ltd. has been developed to provide you with expert consultancy, professional search marketing services and high quality training with the maximum return on investment. Smart Interactive is led by world-renowned search engine expert, Mike Grehan.
price ($mm)
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closed 1/31/2005 via BusinessWire

InfoUSA, acquired @Once

synopsis: infoUSA, the leading provider of proprietary business and consumer databases, sales leads and business credit reports, today announced that it has acquired @Once. @Once is a retention based email technology company headquartered in Portland, Oregon.
buyer: InfoUSA (IUSA:$499.91)
Infogroup is the leading provider of data and interactive resources that enables targeted sales, effective marketing and insightful research solutions. "
target: @Once
@Once is an e-mail marketing solutions provider. Using a consultative approach, @Once has the experience and capabilities to build and implement eMessaging campaigns that directly support client objectives, whether they be revenue generation, brand awareness or community building.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 11/8/2004 via PR Newswire

Intermix Media, Inc., acquired Focalex, Inc.

synopsis: Intermix Media, Inc. MIX announced today that it has consummated its acquisition of Massachusetts- based Focalex, Inc., an Internet advertising and affiliate marketing company. Intermix will pay Focalex stockholders aggregate acquisition consideration of $4.3 million consisting of approximately $2.6 million in cash and 548,000 shares of stock.
buyer parent: The News Corporation Limited
buyer: Intermix Media, Inc.
MySpace is a technology company connecting people through personal expression, content, and culture. MySpace empowers its global community to experience the Internet through a social lens by integrating personal profiles, photos, videos, mobile, messaging, and the world's largest music community. "
target: Focalex, Inc.
Focalex is a Massachusetts-based company that provides tools, services and technology that website owners utilize to monetize their traffic.
price ($mm)
$4.12
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/15/2004 via BusinessWire

Modem Media merged with Digitas Inc.,

synopsis: Digitas Inc. (Nasdaq: DTAS) today completed its acquisition of Modem Media, Inc. (Nasdaq: MMPT). Commencing with the open of Monday's market, the combined company's shares will be listed on the Nasdaq National Market under the symbol "DTAS".
buyer parent: Publicis Groupe SA
buyer: Digitas Inc.
Digitas is a leading digital marketing agency, helping the world's biggest brands develop, engage and profit from building profitable relationships with their customers. The Agency pairs media, marketing, technology, creativity and analytics to ignite emotional bonds between people and brands. "
target: Modem Media
Founded in 1987, Modem Media is an interactive marketing strategy and services firm recognized for the innovation and effectiveness of its work in digital channels.
price ($mm)
$168
rev ($mm)
$63
EBITDA ($mm)
$11
EV / rev
2.7x
EV / EBITDA
15.8x
closed 7/4/2003 via PR Newswire

JLL Partners, purchased Mosaic Sales Solutions business from Mosaic Group, Inc.

synopsis: Mosaic Group Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with an affiliate of JLL Partners ) for the sale of the assets and other direct and indirect interests of the Company in its Mosaic Sales Solutions business, for a purchase price of approximately C$105 million, subject to certain conditions.
buyer: JLL Partners
Founded in 1988, JLL Partners is among the leading private equity investment firms in the country. Since inception, we have managed a series of private equity funds aggregating approximately $4 billion in committed capital. "
seller: Mosaic Group, Inc.
Mosaic Group Inc. Provision of outsourced marketing services on an integrated basis to leading corporations serving international markets which include performance marketing, electronic marketing, e-commerce marketing, new media services, contract sales, merchandising, field marketing, direct marke
price ($mm)
$76
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/6/2014 via BNC Analysis

Intrinzic Inc., acquired Copperfox Marketing

synopsis: Intrinzic Inc. announced that it has acquired Copperfox Marketing, a full-service marketing communications agency located in Cincinnati’s East Hyde Park neighborhood. Copperfox provides local and national clients with strategic marketing and communications planning and execution.
buyer: Intrinzic Inc.
Intrinzic, Inc., is a strategic brand design agency located in Greater Cincinnati. They make and shape brands designed to win in the visual age, providing clients with expertise in strategy, brand development and expression, idea driven design, digital marketing, and advertising. "
target: Copperfox Marketing
Copperfox Marketing is a full-service marketing communications agency located in Cincinnati’s East Hyde Park neighborhood. They provide local and national clients with strategic marketing and communications planning and execution.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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announced 5/2/2014 via BNC Analysis

GroupM, will acquire Amvg & Aerodeon

synopsis: WPP announces that GroupM, its wholly-owned global media investment management company, has agreed to take majority stake in aMVG (Aerodeon), the leading mobile media agency and mobile technology company in Turkey.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: GroupM
GroupM is WPP’s consolidated media investment management operation, serving as the parent company to agencies including Maxus, MEC, MediaCom and Mindshare. The agencies that comprise GroupM are all global operations in their own right with leading market positions. "
target: Amvg & Aerodeon
Amvg & Aerodeon specializes in developing mobile media strategies and technologies for its clients. This includes mobile media buying and planning, mobile marketing campaigns, mobile loyalty platforms, mobile applications development, ad server technologies and content distribution/digital services.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$4
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA

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Rainmaker Systems, Inc.
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