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closed 10/9/2009 via PR Newswire

QuinStreet, Inc., acquired Insure.com

synopsis: Insure.com, Inc. announced that it has sold its Insure.com brand name and related media assets for $16 million in cash to QuinStreet, Inc. Insure.com, Inc. (the Company) intends to change its corporate name to Life Quotes, Inc. and will continue its business under its Life Quotes and Consumer Insurance Guide brand names.
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: Life Quotes, Inc.
target: Insure.com
Insure.com is a a comprehensive consumer information service that caters to the needs of self-directed insurance shoppers. Visitors to the site are able to obtain free, instant car insurance quotes, instant life insurance quotes, home, business and health insurance quotes from leading insurers.
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$16
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closed 4/9/2021 via finextra.com

Finder, acquired GoBear

synopsis: Finder, a leading comparison site in Australia, has acquired GoBear, a complete and easy-to-use financial services comparison site in Singapore. GoBear features over 100 products from dozens of providers. Their platform allows users to easily search and compare all types of insurance, credit cards, and loans.
buyer: Finder
Finder is a leading comparison site in Australia. Finder helps people around the world make to better financial decisions and improve their lives. Their platform allows users to compare credit cards, savings accounts, loans, online shopping discount and codes, insurance, utilities, travel and more. "
target: GoBear
GoBear is a complete and easy-to-use financial services comparison site in Singapore. GoBear features over 100 products from dozens of providers. Their platform allows users to easily search and compare all types of insurance, credit cards, and loans.
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closed 2/10/2021 via BNC Analysis

Future plc, acquired Mozo

synopsis: Future, a global multi-platform media company, has acquired Mozo, a personal finance comparison website in Australia. Mozo provides comparison tools that help people to find better banking, insurance and energy deals in minutes. The platform allows users to compare loans, credit cards, bank accounts, insurance, utilities and more.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$606.80)
Based in the UK, Future plc is an international media group and leading digital publisher. The Group operates two separately managed brand-led divisions: Media and Magazine. The Magazine division is brand-led while the Media division focuses on being at the forefront of digital innovation. "
target: Mozo
Mozo is a personal finance comparison website in Australia. Mozo provides comparison tools that help people to find better banking, insurance and energy deals in minutes. The platform allows users to compare home loans, credit cards, personal loans, bank accounts, insurance, utilities and more.
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closed 11/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Gruppo MutuiOnline SpA, acquired SosTariffe.it

synopsis: Gruppo MutuiOnline, a retail credit and insurance broker in Italy, has acquired SosTariffe.it, a leading comparison website in Italy. SosTariffe.it helps people to choose the best services for their needs. The platform allows users to compare internet providers, mobile phone plans, insurance, loans, mortgages, electricity & gas, and bank accounts.
buyer: Gruppo MutuiOnline SpA (BIT:MOL:$296.41)
Gruppo MutuiOnline is a retail credit and insurance broker in Italy. Gruppo MutuiOnline provides services for mortgage loans, consumer loans, and insurance through their various websites. Their main sites include www.mutuionline.it, www.prestitionline.it, www.segugio.it and www.trovaprezzi.it. "
target: SosTariffe.it
SosTariffe.it is a leading comparison website in Italy. SosTariffe.it helps people to choose the best services for their needs. The platform allows users to compare internet providers, mobile phone plans, insurance, loans, mortgages, electricity & gas, TV services, bank accounts, and credit cards.
price ($mm)
$34
rev ($mm)
$10
EBITDA ($mm)
$0
EV / rev
3.6x
EV / EBITDA
295.0x
closed 8/27/2020 via BNC Analysis

Swegaming AB, acquired Veloxia AB

synopsis: Swegaming AB, a leading player in the Swedish market for credit card and loan intermediation, has acquired Veloxia AB, which operates most comparison sites on the Swedish market, including Lånen.se and Alltomkreditkort.se.
buyer: Swegaming AB
Swegaming AB is a leading affiliate marketing company in Sweden. Their flagship products include comparison websites for credit cards, sports betting and loans. Swegaming helps businesses to drive traffic in a sustainable and responsible way. "
target: Veloxia AB
Veloxia AB provides online insurance, credit card, and loan comparison services. The company was founded in 2015 and is based in Stockholm, Sweden.
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closed 8/26/2020 via Company Press Release

JurisTech, acquired iMoney

synopsis: JurisTech, a leading Malaysian financial technology company that serves most major banks in Malaysia, has acquired iMoney, Southeast Asia’s largest financial comparison portal with operations in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, and the Philippines. iMoney compares credit cards, loans, broadband, and insurance products on its website.
buyer: JurisTech
JurisTech is a leading Malaysian financial technology company that serves most major banks in Malaysia. JurisTech offers solutions for debt collection, loan origination management, credit scoring, digital banking, document management, chatbots, and more. "
target: iMoney
iMoney is Southeast Asia’s largest financial comparison portal with operations in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, and the Philippines. iMoney compares credit cards, loans, broadband, and insurance products on its website and provides telephone-based advice to consumers.
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closed 11/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Staysure, acquired PayingTooMuch.com

synopsis: Staysure, the UK's most trusted travel insurance provider, has acquired a majority stake in PayingTooMuch.com, a UK-based insurance price comparison website. PayingTooMuch.com allows people to compare products from leading insurers and save money. PayingTooMuch.com provides comparisons for life insurance, pet insurance, travel insurance and more.
buyer: Staysure
Staysure is the UK's most trusted travel insurance provider. Staysure provides affordable specialist travel insurance that suits their customer’s individual needs. Staysure has helped millions of people explore the world while being fully covered regardless of their age or medical conditions. "
target: PayingTooMuch.com
PayingTooMuch.com is a UK-based insurance price comparison website. PayingTooMuch.com allows people to compare products from leading insurers and save money. PayingTooMuch.com provides comparisons for life insurance, pet insurance, travel insurance, car insurance and home insurance.
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closed 6/19/2019 via BNC Analysis

SureStart, acquired CompareGuru

synopsis: Online insurance distribution company SureStart announced that it had acquired CompareGuru, an independent insurance comparison platform, from SA investment company Silvertree Internet Holdings. CompareGuru provides free, unbiased side-by-side quotes on short-term and long-term insurance products.
buyer: SureStart
SureStart Online Financial Services is the activator and Implementer of the Briisk Innovation in Africa, Europe, Middle East, Turkey and India. SureStart enables anyone to buy or sell digital financial services, instantly and seamlessly, by using the cloud-based Briisk Instant Transaction Platform. "
target parent: Silvertree Capital
target: CompareGuru
CompareGuru is an independent insurance comparison platform from South African investment company Silvertree Internet Holdings. CompareGuru provides free, unbiased side-by-side quotes on short-term and long-term insurance products.
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closed 3/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Cloud Care srl, acquired Daina Finance Ltd

synopsis: Cloud Care, a leader in web sale and web care services in Italy, has acquired Quale.it, an insurance comparison website in Italy. Quale.it allows users to find and compare a variety of insurance products, including life insurance, animal insurance, car insurance, home insurance, and more.
buyer: Cloud Care srl
Cloud Care is a leader in web sale and web care services in Italy. Cloud Care develops AI solutions that support the customer journey. Cloud Care helps their clients to develop websites and chat systems that improve the customer experience. "
target: Daina Finance Ltd
Quale.it is an insurance comparison website in Italy. Quale.it allows users to find and compare a variety of insurance products, including life insurance, animal insurance, car insurance, home insurance, and more. Quale.it also provides telephone and internet, mortgage, and loan comparison services.
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closed 11/14/2018 via PR Newswire

Seeman Holtz, acquired Goji

synopsis: Seeman Holtz, a leader in providing comprehensive financial, risk and insurance advice to clients, has acquired Goji, an online analytics and data-driven personal lines insurance distribution platform that matches clients' needs with the right coverage at the best price through its integrated network of over a dozen national insurance carriers.
buyer: Seeman Holtz
Seeman Holtz is a national leader in providing comprehensive financial, risk and insurance advice to clients across the country. Seeman Holtz partners with insurance professionals who are dedicated to serving the general and specialized insurance and Benefit needs of clients and prospects. "
target: Goji
Goji operates an online analytics and data-driven personal lines insurance distribution platform that matches clients' needs with the right coverage at the best price through its integrated network of over a dozen national insurance carriers.
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closed 6/20/2018 via BNC Analysis

Thinkseg, acquired Bidu Corretora de Seguros e Servicos de internet, Ltda.

synopsis: Thinkseg, a Brazilian company that uses technology to sell insurance products - known as "insurtech" - has acquired the entire operation of Bidu. Bidu is an online recommendation, comparison and marketplace portal for insurance and financial services based in Brazil.
buyer: Thinkseg
Thinkseg is a Brazilian insurance startup (insurtech) that connects insurers, brokers and customers. It operates independently, with transparency and agility. "
target: Bidu Corretora de Seguros e Servicos de internet, Ltda.
Bidu is an online recommendation, comparison and marketplace portal for insurance and financial services based in Brazil. They've helped millions of consumers compare the prices of insurance, in addition to a variety of financial products, such as credit cards, financing options and loans.
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announced 4/4/2018 via Company Press Release

Československá obchodní banka, a. s., will acquire Ušetřeno.cz s.r.o.

synopsis: Československá obchodní banka, a.s. (ČSOB), a universal bank in the Czech Republic, will acquire Ušetřeno.cz, the largest independent online price comparison site for domestic products and services in the Czech Republic. Ušetřeno.cz allows people to compare energy utilities, mobile internet plans, insurance, credit cards, loans, and mortgages.
buyer parent: KBC
buyer: Československá obchodní banka, a. s.
Founded in 1964, Československá obchodní banka, a.s. (ČSOB) is a universal bank in the Czech Republic. ČSOB offers a full range of banking services to individual, SME, corporate, and institutional clients. Their banking services include mortgages, loans, insurance products, pension funds, and more. "
target: Ušetřeno.cz s.r.o.
Founded in 2010, Ušetřeno.cz is the largest independent online price comparison site for domestic products and services in the Czech Republic. Ušetřeno.cz allows people to compare energy utilities, mobile internet plans, insurance, credit cards, loans, and mortgages.
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announced 2/22/2018 via BusinessWire

Eli Global, LLC, will acquire finanzen.de

synopsis: Eli Global LLC, a federation of independent portfolios, announced that an affiliate has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire finanzen.de AG and its subsidiaries from Blackfin Capital Partners. Based in Germany, finanzen.de is the leading European online marketplace for retail customer leads in the finance and insurance sectors.
buyer: Eli Global, LLC
Eli is a federation of independent portfolios. Eli’s portfolios operate in over 15 industries across the world, including healthcare, technology, insurance and financial services. Eli acquires for the long term, and continues to invest globally in stable and growing companies and their teams. "
target parent: BlackFin Capital Partners
target: finanzen.de
Germany-based finanzen.de is the No.1 European B2B digital marketplace for insurance and finance customers. Its sophisticated technology-enabled marketplace procures about one million online generated leads per year to more than 6,000 insurance experts and financial consultants.
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closed 10/31/2017 via BNC Analysis

QuoteWizard, acquired RateElert, Inc.

synopsis: Insurance comparison startup QuoteWizard has acquired insurance shopping site RateElert. RateElert provides many consumers rate transparency that they never had before the Internet existed. The company’s flagship product, RATEKICK, is a comparison platform designed for an easier way for consumers to shop for insurance.
buyer: QuoteWizard
QuoteWizard is an insurance comparison marketplace for consumers looking to save on insurance. QuoteWizard provides consumers with thousands of qualified agents as well as major carriers, who offer personalized quotes and the opportunity to save up to 40% on auto, home, and health insurance. "
target: RateElert, Inc.
RateElert, Inc. is a catalyst for change in the online insurance industry by providing many consumers rate transparency that they never had before the Internet existed. The company’s flagship product, RATEKICK, is a comparison platform designed for an easier way for consumers to shop for insurance.
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closed 10/25/2017 via Company Press Release

iSelect Ltd, acquired iMoney.my

synopsis: iSelect, an Australian comparison website, has increased its stake in iMoney.my to 51.5% to become its majority shareholder. iMoney.my is Southeast Asia’s largest financial comparison portal. iMoney compares credit cards, loans, broadband, and insurance products on its website and provides telephone-based advice to consumers.
buyer: iSelect Ltd (ASX:ISU:$141.72)
iSelect is an Australian comparison website. It aims to save its customers money, time and effort by making available product information and advice for comparison purposes across the widest range of Australian insurers. iSelect allows users to compare insurance, utilities, credit cards, and loans. "
target: iMoney.my
iMoney.my is Southeast Asia’s largest financial comparison portal with operations in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, and the Philippines. iMoney compares credit cards, loans, broadband, and insurance products on its website and provides telephone-based advice to consumers.
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closed 5/31/2017 via Company Press Release

GRUPO BC de Asesoría Hipotecaria, SL, acquired Iahorro Business Solutions SL

synopsis: GRUPO BC has acquired the leading online financial marketing services company, iAHORRO. IAHORRO is an online platform with a vocation of excellence in the marketing of financial products and services, with a wide knowledge in the generation and conversion of online traffic.
buyer parent: L-GAM Advisers LLP
buyer: GRUPO BC de Asesoría Hipotecaria, SL
Grupo BC is a leader in BPO (Business Process Outsourcing) in both Southern Europe and Latin America. The 4 key service lines for GRUPO BC are banking services, BPO and process consulting, asset services, and IT services. "
target parent: Cube Ventures
target: Iahorro Business Solutions SL
IAHORRO is an online platform with a vocation of excellence in the marketing of financial products and services, with a wide knowledge in the generation and conversion of online traffic. iAhorro is the leading banking comparison site in the Spanish market by number of products and billings.
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closed 10/28/2016 via Company Press Release

Finizy, acquired MerciHenri.com

synopsis: Meilleurtaux.com, a leading French provider of advice on mortgage solutions backed by Equistone Partners Europe, has announced the acquisition of the insurance comparison website MerciHenri.com through its holding company Finizy.
buyer parent: Equistone Partners Europe
buyer: Finizy
Finizy is the trusted third party on the French market. Finizy offers information, comparison, consulting and intermediation on financial products and services for individuals and professionals. "
target: MerciHenri.com
MerciHenri.com, which has served over 3 million customers since its inception in 2011, is the only insurance comparison website within the French market whose offering extends beyond price comparisons.
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announced 11/5/2015 via PR Newswire

All Web Leads, will acquire insuranceQuotes.com

synopsis: All Web Leads, the premier customer acquisition marketing company focused on the U.S. insurance industry, announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire insuranceQuotes.com, Bankrate, Inc.'s insurance division. insuranceQuotes.com, has the industry's largest network of national and local insurance agents and a secure online application.
buyer parent: Genstar Capital LLC
buyer: All Web Leads
All Web Leads (AWL) is the premier customer acquisition marketing company focused on the U.S. insurance industry. The company delivers real-time, targeted, high-quality sales leads to top insurance producers. "
target parent: Apax Partners
target: insuranceQuotes.com
insuranceQuotes.com, formerly known as Bankrate Insurance, has the industry's largest network of national and local insurance agents from the top insurance companies and a simple secure online application process that allows a consumer to compare unique insurance quotes from multiple companies.
price ($mm)
$165
rev ($mm)
$195
EBITDA ($mm)
$25
EV / rev
0.8x
EV / EBITDA
6.5x
closed 11/13/2013 via PE Hub

BlackFin Capital Partners, acquired Hyperassur

synopsis: BlackFin Capital Partners has acquired HyperAssur. Hyperassur is a comparison site that specializes in insurance products for the general public. HyperAssur offers internet users a large range of insurance policies at the best price.
buyer: BlackFin Capital Partners
BlackFin Capital Partners is authorized by the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) to engage in private equity activities and the management of private equity funds (FCPRs) on behalf of qualified institutional investors. "
target: Hyperassur
Hyperassur is a comparison site that specializes in insurance products for the general public. HyperAssur offers internet users a large range of insurance policies at the best price.
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closed 7/13/2010 via Capital IQ

Bankrate, Inc., acquired NetQuote

synopsis: BankRate has announced the purchase of NetQuote. With this purchase, BankRate continues to gain more market share in the lead generation industry.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Bankrate, Inc. (RATE:$459.34)
Bankrate, Inc. owns and operates Bankrate.com, a leading Internet consumer banking marketplace. Bankrate.com is a destination site of personal finance channels, including banking, investing, taxes, debt management and college finance. "
target parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
target: NetQuote
NetQuote has provided consumers with a free, simple and effective way to fulfill their insurance shopping needs. NetQuote operates a web-based business through which local insurance agents and national insurance companies purchase high quality leads of consumers in the market for insurance policies.
price ($mm)
$205
rev ($mm)
$98
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EV / rev
2.1x
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/9/2009 via PR Newswire

QuinStreet, Inc., acquired Insure.com

synopsis: Insure.com, Inc. announced that it has sold its Insure.com brand name and related media assets for $16 million in cash to QuinStreet, Inc. Insure.com, Inc. (the Company) intends to change its corporate name to Life Quotes, Inc. and will continue its business under its Life Quotes and Consumer Insurance Guide brand names.
buyer: QuinStreet, Inc. (QNST:$502.99)
QuinStreet is a leader in vertical marketing and media on the Internet. The company provides a strong set of capabilities to engage Internet visitors with targeted media and connects its marketing clients with their potential customers online. "
target parent: Life Quotes, Inc.
target: Insure.com
Insure.com is a a comprehensive consumer information service that caters to the needs of self-directed insurance shoppers. Visitors to the site are able to obtain free, instant car insurance quotes, instant life insurance quotes, home, business and health insurance quotes from leading insurers.
price ($mm)
$16
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closed 9/2/2020 via Company Press Release

EducationDynamics, LLC, purchased Higher Education Vertical Assets from QuinStreet, Inc.

synopsis: EducationDynamics, a leader in higher education marketing and enrollment management services, announces has acquired the assets of QuinStreet’s higher education vertical, which includes its industry-leading network of digital publishers, and its deep portfolio of higher education related URLs.
buyer: EducationDynamics, LLC
EducationDynamics is the industry leader in helping colleges and universities find the highest quality student prospects to achieve their enrollments goals. EducationDynamics has earned a reputation for providing the resources and expertise required to meet today’s recruitment challenges. "
seller: QuinStreet, Inc. (QNST:$502.99)
QuinStreet’s higher education vertical includes its industry-leading network of digital publishers, and its deep portfolio of higher education related URLs.
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closed 7/15/2020 via PR Newswire

QuinStreet, Inc., acquired Modernize

synopsis: QuinStreet, Inc., a leader in performance marketplace products and technologies, announced the acquisition of Modernize, a leader in home improvement performance marketing services.
buyer: QuinStreet, Inc. (QNST:$502.99)
QuinStreet, Inc. delivers online marketplace solutions to match searchers with brands in digital media. QuinStreet serves clients in large, information-intensive industry verticals where relevant, targeted media and offerings help visitors make informed choices and find products and services. "
target: Modernize
Modernize is one of the largest privately-owned lead generation companies in home improvement in the US. They are a leader in the home improvement industry, connecting homeowners with contractors within energy-efficient trades such as solar, windows, air conditioning, roofing, and siding.
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announced 5/8/2020 via BNC Analysis

TechnologyAdvice, will purchase B2B Business from QuinStreet, Inc.

synopsis: TechnologyAdvice, the Nashville-based B2B marketing services company, announces the acquisition of QuinStreet’s B2B business, which includes a full team of talented B2B marketers as well as 39 media properties. The sites include well-known technology media outlets like eWEEK, Webopedia, ITBusinessEdge, and Developer.com.
buyer: TechnologyAdvice
TechnologyAdvice is a resource for both buyers and sellers of business technology. By educating and advising buyers on the best technology for their needs, they help them improve their business, and simplify their operations. "
seller: QuinStreet, Inc. (QNST:$502.99)
QuinStreet’s B2B business includes a full team of talented B2B marketers as well as 39 media properties. The sites include well-known technology media outlets like eWEEK, Webopedia, ITBusinessEdge, and Developer.com.
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closed 1/27/2020 via Company Description

CloudControlMedia, acquired ESM Digital

synopsis: ESM Digital has been acquired by CloudControlMedia, LLC, an independent, wholly owned subsidiary of QuinStreet, Inc. ESM Digital was founded in 2004 to help institutions of higher education achieve their enrollment goals. The MA-based has grown multi-million-dollar higher education digital marketing agency with partner schools spanning the US.
buyer parent: QuinStreet, Inc.
buyer: CloudControlMedia
CloudControlMedia is a performance-based digital marketing agency that tracks critical milestones in consumer interactions, enabling clients to optimize campaigns, meet marketing objectives and maximize ROI on marketing spend. "
target: ESM Digital
ESM Digital was founded in 2004 to help institutions of higher education achieve their enrollment goals. The MA-based has grown multi-million-dollar higher education digital marketing agency with partner schools spanning the United States.
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closed 1/15/2020 via BNC Analysis

Quero Education, purchased Brazilian Operations from QuinStreet, Inc.

synopsis: Quero Education, the edtech from São José dos Campos announced it’s acquired the Brazilian arm of US marketing firm QuinStreet. The Brazilian Arm of QuinStreet, Inc. delivers online marketplace solutions to match searchers with brands in digital media in Brazil.
buyer: Quero Education
Launched in 2012, Quero Education created Quero Bolsa, a college marketplace that helps students in Brazil choose and enroll in college, paying less. Its purpose is to connect Brazilians with the educational opportunities that match their interests and budget. "
seller: QuinStreet, Inc. (QNST:$502.99)
The Brazilian Arm of QuinStreet, Inc. delivers online marketplace solutions to match searchers with brands in digital media in Brazil. QuinStreet serves clients in large, information-intensive industry verticals where relevant, targeted media and offerings help visitors make informed choices.
price ($mm)
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$7
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closed 6/6/2019 via GlobeNewswire

QuinStreet, Inc., acquired MyBankTracker

synopsis: QuinStreet, Inc. has acquired MyBankTracker.com (MBT), a personal finance website that helps consumers make smarter banking and money decisions. MBT provides in-depth information for over 5,000 banks and credit unions, as well as comparison tools and recommendations to help consumers find bank accounts, savings products and loans.
buyer: QuinStreet, Inc. (QNST:$502.99)
QuinStreet, Inc. delivers online marketplace solutions to match searchers with brands in digital media. QuinStreet serves clients in large, information-intensive industry verticals where relevant, targeted media and offerings help visitors make informed choices and find products and services. "
target: MyBankTracker
MyBankTracker.com (MBT) is an independent comparison website helping users make smart banking and financial decisions. Using both technology and money management expertise, MBT provides personal finance comparison tools and educates consumers to optimize their relationships with banks and lenders.
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closed 5/10/2019 via BNC Analysis

QuinStreet, Inc., acquired CloudControlMedia

synopsis: QuinStreet, Inc., a leader in performance marketplace products and technologies, announced the acquisition of CloudControlMedia, a digital marketing agency based in Annapolis, Maryland. CloudControlMedia is a performance-based digital marketing agency that tracks critical milestones in consumer interactions, enabling clients to optimize campaigns.
buyer: QuinStreet, Inc. (QNST:$502.99)
QuinStreet, Inc. delivers online marketplace solutions to match searchers with brands in digital media. QuinStreet serves clients in large, information-intensive industry verticals where relevant, targeted media and offerings help visitors make informed choices and find products and services. "
target: CloudControlMedia
CloudControlMedia is a performance-based digital marketing agency that tracks critical milestones in consumer interactions, enabling clients to optimize campaigns, meet marketing objectives and maximize ROI on marketing spend.
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$16
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closed 2/7/2018 via BusinessWire

QuinStreet, Inc., purchased Insurance, Mortgage and Technology Assets from Katch

synopsis: QuinStreet, one of the largest internet performance marketing and media companies in the world, has acquired the auto insurance, home insurance, mortgage, and technology assets of Katch, an advertising technology company.
buyer: QuinStreet, Inc. (QNST:$502.99)
QuinStreet is one of the largest internet performance marketing and media companies in the world, and is committed to providing consumers and businesses with information on select products, services, and brands that meet their needs. "
seller: Katch
The acquisition includes the auto insurance, home insurance, mortgage, and technology assets of Katch, an advertising technology company that enables brands to target and bid on vertically-focused, in-market website visitors as they shop online.
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$14
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closed 4/16/2015 via GlobeNewswire

QuinStreet, Inc., acquired Vemm LLC

synopsis: QuinStreet, the leader in vertical marketing and media online, announced the acquisition of Vemm LLC, an online lead generation company. Vemm has built a proprietary technology to source and evaluate leads and traffic, and has grown to serve some of the key players in auto, life and health insurance, as well as other personal finance markets.
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: Vemm LLC
VEMM is a Lead Generation and Performance Marketing company targeting Brazil. Vemm has built a proprietary technology to source and evaluate leads and traffic, and has grown rapidly to serve some of the key players in auto, life and health insurance, as well as other personal finance markets.
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closed 6/11/2012 via BNC Analysis

QuinStreet, Inc., acquired OnlineEducation.com

synopsis: QuinStreet, Inc., an internet marketing services and technology company, has acquired OnlineEducation.com, a provider of information on online degree programs, from BigLeads.com, engaged in the acquisition, development and management of internet properties.
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 parent: BigLeads.com
target: OnlineEducation.com
OnlineEducation.com has a single fixed mission: to provide prospective students with a wealth of high-quality education options. OnlineEducation.com is not an educator; instead it supplies detailed and varied information on all things higher education-related.
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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.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 2/6/2012 via GlobeNewswire

QuinStreet, Inc., acquired Ziff Davis Enterprise Group

synopsis: QuinStreet, Inc. announced the purchase of certain Ziff Davis Enterprise media assets. The assets acquired include websites eWeek.com, CIOInsight.com, Baseline.com, ChannelInsider.com and WebBuyersGuide.com, among others, and one of the largest email and telephone subscriber databases in the business to business (B2B) technology space.
buyer: QuinStreet, Inc. (QNST:$502.99)
QuinStreet, Inc. is one of the largest Internet marketing and media companies in the world. QuinStreet is committed to providing consumers and businesses with the information they need to research, find and select the products, services and brands that meet their needs. "
target parent: Bessemer Venture Partners
target: Ziff Davis Enterprise Group
Ziff Davis Enterprise, Inc. is B2B technology’s trusted information resource. Millions of technology buyers rely on its brands for relevant, objective content to identify the right solutions for their organizations.
price ($mm)
$17
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/28/2011 via GlobeNewswire

QuinStreet, Inc., acquired Consumerism Commentary

synopsis: QuinStreet, Inc., the leader in vertical marketing and media online, announced the acquisition of ConsumerismCommentary.com, a personal finance blog that has established itself as a respected source of information and advice for consumers who want to take control of their personal finances.
buyer: QuinStreet, Inc. (QNST:$502.99)
QuinStreet, Inc. is one of the largest Internet marketing and media companies in the world. QuinStreet is committed to providing consumers and businesses with the information they need to research, find and select the products, services and brands that meet their needs. "
target: Consumerism Commentary
Consumerism Commentary is a personal finance blog created in 2003. It has established itself as a respected source of information and advice for consumers who want to take control of their personal finances.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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)
$24
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/8/2010 via GlobeNewswire

QuinStreet, Inc., acquired CarInsurance.com, Inc.

synopsis: QuinStreet, Inc., a leader in vertical marketing and media online, announced the acquisition of CarInsurance.com, a prominent independent consumer website supporting auto insurance shoppers. The acquisition of CarInsurance.com extends QuinStreet's position as the leading online vertical media company in Insurance.
buyer: QuinStreet, Inc. (QNST:$502.99)
QuinStreet is a leader in vertical marketing and media on the Internet. The company provides a strong set of capabilities to engage Internet visitors with targeted media and connects its marketing clients with their potential customers online. "
target: CarInsurance.com, Inc.
CarInsurance.com is one of the most visited online destinations for consumers to research auto insurance information, receive and compare quotes from leading auto insurance carriers, and connect directly with insurance carriers and agencies.
price ($mm)
$50
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/26/2010 via BusinessWeek

QuinStreet, Inc., acquired Insurance.com, Inc.

synopsis: Insurance.com Insurance Agency, LLC, which operates as an online auto insurance agency in the United States, was acquired by QuinStreet, Inc. Insurance.com enables consumers to compare and buy auto insurance quotes from various insurance companies. Its other products include life, health, home, travel, dental, and pet health insurance.
buyer: QuinStreet, Inc. (QNST:$502.99)
QuinStreet is a leader in vertical marketing and media on the Internet. The company provides a strong set of capabilities to engage Internet visitors with targeted media and connects its marketing clients with their potential customers online. "
target: Insurance.com, Inc.
Insurance.com enables consumers to instantly compare and buy competitive auto insurance quotes directly from more than a dozen leading insurance companies. Other products include life, health and home insurance as well as travel, dental and pet health insurance.
price ($mm)
$36
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/9/2009 via PR Newswire

QuinStreet, Inc., acquired Insure.com

synopsis: Insure.com, Inc. announced that it has sold its Insure.com brand name and related media assets for $16 million in cash to QuinStreet, Inc. Insure.com, Inc. (the Company) intends to change its corporate name to Life Quotes, Inc. and will continue its business under its Life Quotes and Consumer Insurance Guide brand names.
buyer: QuinStreet, Inc. (QNST:$502.99)
QuinStreet is a leader in vertical marketing and media on the Internet. The company provides a strong set of capabilities to engage Internet visitors with targeted media and connects its marketing clients with their potential customers online. "
target parent: Life Quotes, Inc.
target: Insure.com
Insure.com is a a comprehensive consumer information service that caters to the needs of self-directed insurance shoppers. Visitors to the site are able to obtain free, instant car insurance quotes, instant life insurance quotes, home, business and health insurance quotes from leading insurers.
price ($mm)
$16
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 11/30/2009 via Capital IQ

QuinStreet, Inc., will acquire Internet.com

synopsis: WebMediaBrands Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive asset purchase agreement to sell its Internet.com division to QuinStreet, Inc. for an aggregate purchase price of $18 million in cash. The Internet.com Network is comprised of some of the best known and highly acclaimed sites in the technology publishing business.
buyer: QuinStreet, Inc. (QNST:$502.99)
QuinStreet is a leader in vertical marketing and media on the Internet. The company provides a strong set of capabilities to engage Internet visitors with targeted media and connects its marketing clients with their potential customers online. "
target parent: WebMediaBrands, Inc.
target: Internet.com
The Internet.com Network is comprised of some of the best known and highly acclaimed sites in the technology publishing business. Our more than 200 journalists, analysts and editors produce award winning and actionable information around the clock and from around the world.
price ($mm)
$18
rev ($mm)
$21
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.8x
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:$502.99)
QuinStreet is a leader in vertical marketing and media on the Internet. The company provides a strong set of capabilities to engage Internet visitors with targeted media and connects its marketing clients with their potential customers online. "
target parent: Cyberspace Communications Corp.
target: SureHits
SureHits didn’t become the leader in online insurance & loan marketing overnight. SureHits has been in business for over 10 years and is led by an executive team with deep experience in online financial services marketing. Over the last 10 years we’ve seen many Internet companies come and go.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/29/2022 via PR Newswire

WILsquare Capital LLC, acquired OuterBox

synopsis: WILsquare Capital, a St. Louis-based private equity firm, has completed its acquisition of OuterBox Solutions, LLC, a leading, performance-driven digital marketing agency. OuterBox is a provider of search engine optimization ("SEO"), paid search ("pay-per-click" or "PPC") and website development services to B2B and B2C brands.
buyer: WILsquare Capital LLC
WILsquare Capital is a St. Louis-based private equity firm focused on acquiring and growing lower-middle market businesses in the Midwest and Southern United States, with an emphasis on business services, niche manufacturing, distribution and technology companies. "
target: OuterBox
OuterBox is a leading, performance-driven digital marketing agency. OuterBox is a provider of search engine optimization (SEO), paid search (pay-per-click) and website development services to B2B and B2C brands, with a specialization in eCommerce.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/22/2022 via GlobeNewswire

Sortis Holdings, Inc., acquired WLCR

synopsis: Sortis Holdings, Inc., a platform enabling highly scalable, experiential lifestyle brands to accelerate growth and impact, has announced that it acquired long-time partner WLCR, a full-service digital creative agency bent on direct to consumer (D2C) growth acceleration via technology-based solutioning.
buyer: Sortis Holdings, Inc. (OTCPK:SOHI:$8.87)
Sortis Holdings, Inc. is a collection of brands that combine creative vision with business acumen. Sortis intends to power its brands across hotel & lodging, coffee, food & beverage, and beauty & wellness to drive culture forward. "
target: WLCR
WLCR is a full-service digital creative agency bent on direct to consumer (D2C) growth acceleration via technology-based solutioning. They specialize in brand strategy, web design, Shopify, performance marketing, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/8/2022 via BNC Analysis

Wondrlab, acquired Neon Digital Media

synopsis: Wondrlab, a platform-first martech company based out of India, has acquired Neon Digital Media, a performance marketing agency in India. Neon helps their clients to scale their business with integrated marketing strategies across digital platforms. They offer services for creative design, media buying, email campaigns, copywriting, and more.
buyer: Wondrlab
Wondrlab is a platform-first martech company based out of India. Wondrlab helps brands to gain a competitive advantage and become successful.They offer services in branding, social media marketing, PR, media strategy, content marketing, and more. "
target: Neon Digital Media
Neon Digital Media is a performance marketing agency in India. Neon helps their clients to scale their business with integrated marketing strategies across digital platforms. They offer services for creative design, media buying, email campaigns, copywriting, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/1/2022 via PR Newswire

Commerce12, LLC, acquired Tetra

synopsis: Commerce12, a leading operationally-focused ecommerce agency working with fashion, beauty, lifestyle and consumer brands, has acquired Brooklyn, New York-based Cipher Industries, DBA Tetra, an independent email marketing agency specializing in performance-driven email and SMS solutions.
buyer: Commerce12, LLC
Commerce12 is an end-to-end, operational ecommerce agency, providing retail and wholesale expertise and innovative ecommerce solutions that scale modern businesses. "
target: Tetra
Tetra is an independent email marketing agency specializing in performance-driven email and SMS solutions. Tetra helps businesses grow by using data-driven insights, creative vision, and tailor made strategies to transform email into the most reliable marketing channel.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/6/2022 via BNC Analysis

Buyerlink Inc., acquired Skyrocket Media

synopsis: Buyerlink, a leading online marketplace for performance-based marketing, has acquired SkyRocket Media, a marketing firm based in Utah. The acquisition will complement Buyerlink’s portfolio, specifically allowing the business to scale its operations in the real estate sector.
buyer: Buyerlink Inc.
Buyerlink is a leading online auction marketplace for performance-based marketing. Buyerlink's patented technology allows its platform to conduct millions of auctions every month striving to connect consumers to perfectly matched service providers. "
target: Skyrocket Media
Based in Utah, Skyrocket Media is a performance-based marketing agency. Using its web properties, Skyrocket Media delivers millions of potential customers to companies using its internal SEO, Pay-Per-Click, network, direct mail, email and inbound call channels.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/5/2022 via BusinessWire

Tagadamedia, acquired Mediazeen

synopsis: Tagadamedia, a customer acquisition company that specializes in lead generation, traffic generation, and telemarketing campaigns, has acquired Mediazeen, a digital performance marketing company specializing in generating traffic and collecting qualified leads on behalf of the brands. Both companies are based in France.
buyer: Tagadamedia
Tagadamedia is a customer acquisition company that specializes in lead generation, traffic generation, and telemarketing campaigns. They are based in France. "
target: Mediazeen
Based in France, Mediazeen is a digital performance marketing company specializing in generating traffic and collecting qualified leads on behalf of the brands.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/13/2022 via PR Newswire

OpenWeb, acquired Adyoulike SA

synopsis: OpenWeb, the premium audience relationship platform, has acquired ADYOULIKE, a global advertising platform. ADYOULIKE is an omnichannel digital advertising marketplace bringing together top-tier media, unique formats, and inspiring ads.
buyer: OpenWeb
OpenWeb is a premium audience relationship platform. OpenWeb partners with publishers and brands to build strong, direct relationships with their audiences. Their OpenWebOS suite enables users to build vibrant communities rooted in healthy conversations and robust social experiences. "
target: Adyoulike SA
ADYOULIKE is a pioneer in native advertising technology offering programmatic solutions that enable brands to scale campaigns across premium and niche properties while ensuring publishers maximize the value of their inventory.
price ($mm)
$100
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/31/2022 via GlobeNewswire

Kargo Global, Inc., acquired Parsec Media

synopsis: Kargo, a pioneer in attention optimization, has acquired the attention-based mobile advertising business, Parsec. Parsec works with leading publishers across every vertical to provide a 100 percent transparent, brand-safe, and contextually relevant environment for brands.
buyer: Kargo Global, Inc.
Kargo creates memorable digital advertising and content experiences. With a suite of impactful, exclusive advertising solutions, brands choose Kargo to make customer connections that count. "
target: Parsec Media
Parsec Media, a pioneer in attention optimization, quantifies the success of creatives and tactics. Parsec works with leading publishers across every vertical to provide a 100 percent transparent, brand-safe, and contextually relevant environment for brands.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/23/2022 via Company Press Release

Edge Performance Network, acquired Frontier Australia

synopsis: Havas Group announced that it has taken a majority interest in Australia’s leading independent performance marketing agency, Frontier Australia. With the acquisition, Frontier Australia will be integrated into Havas Group’s Edge Performance Network (EPN), the largest global performance marketing network.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: Edge Performance Network
The Edge Performance Network is a full-service global performance marketing network. Operating in over 40 countries with leading performance marketing agencies throughout North America, EMEA, and APJ, the Edge Performance Network offers clients expertise in all aspects of performance marketing. "
target: Frontier Australia
Frontier Australia is a full-service performance media and marketing agency based in Sydney. Operating for over 20 years, the business works with both local and global clients delivering end to end online and offline campaigns that drive customer acquisition, revenue and long-term business growth.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/16/2022 via BNC Analysis

The North Alliance, acquired Bob The Robot

synopsis: The North Alliance, a Norwegian marketing company, has acquired Bob The Robot, an award-winning creative agency in Finland. Bob The Robot helps growth-thirsty clients to grow their business and gain a competitive advantage. They provide services for marketing strategy, brand identity, performance marketing, digital strategy, and more.
buyer parent: Norvestor Equity AS
buyer: The North Alliance
Pan-Scandinavian The North Alliance (NoA) offers an integrated range of services within design, communications, and technology. NoA consists of leading agencies in Sweden, Denmark and Norway with offices in Stockholm, Copenhagen, Oslo, Krakow, Chicago and Los Angeles. "
target: Bob The Robot
Bob The Robot is an award-winning creative agency in Finland. Bob The Robot helps growth-thirsty clients to grow their business and gain a competitive advantage. They provide services for marketing strategy, brand identity, performance marketing, digital strategy, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 2/24/2022 via GlobeNewswire

Troika Media Group, Inc., will acquire ConvergeDirect

synopsis: Troika Media Group, Inc., a brand consultancy and marketing innovations company that provides integrated branding and marketing solutions for global brands, has signed a definitive purchase agreement to acquire Converge Direct LLC, a leading independent marketing and customer acquisition business.
buyer: Troika Media Group, Inc. (TRKA:$22.95)
Troika Media Group, Inc. is a brand consultancy and marketing innovations company that provides integrated branding and marketing solutions for global brands. "
target: ConvergeDirect
Converge is a leading independent performance marketing and managed services business. They provide customer acquisition services utilizing a broad range of engagement channels in the digital, offline and emerging media sectors.
price ($mm)
$125
rev ($mm)
$300
EBITDA ($mm)
$23
EV / rev
0.4x
EV / EBITDA
5.4x
closed 2/16/2022 via BNC Analysis

The Brag Media, acquired Epic Digital

synopsis: The Brag Media has acquired digital activations network Epic Digital. Epic Digital delivers cross-channel advertising campaigns in the gaming, anime, music, culture and entertainment sectors. Epic Digital launched in 2019 and has activated campaigns for major brands including Apple, Playstation, Bandai, Hasbro, Stan, Lion, EA, and Binge.
buyer: The Brag Media
The Brag Media's mission is to be a ubiquitous presence in Australian culture; with its people, it's artists and brands. Their publishing business reaches 20% of the Australian population every month and publishes the most iconic brands in the world such as Rolling Stone, Variety and Tone Deaf. "
target: Epic Digital
Epic Digital is a premium digital activations network. Epic Digital delivers cross-channel advertising campaigns in the gaming, anime, music, culture and entertainment sectors. Epic Digital launched in 2019 and has activated campaigns for brands including Apple, Playstation, Hasbro, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/9/2022 via BNC Analysis

Unrvld, acquired Made to Engage Limited

synopsis: British digital experience agency Unrvld has acquired Belfast-based Made to Engage, a performance-driven digital agency. The acquisition of Made to Engage brings deep Optimizely skills to Unrvld’s fast-expanding digital family and widens its European reach.
buyer: Unrvld
Based in the UK, UNRVLD is a full-service digital agency that helps brands become unrivalled in their sector. UNRVLD delivers unique solutions so businesses can anticipate change, adapt at pace, and deliver at scale, using its core pillars of experience, technology and performance. "
target: Made to Engage Limited
Made to Engage is a performance-driven digital agency based in Northern Ireland. As an Optimizely Platinum Partner, Made to Engage helps businesses fine-tune their tech to drive traffic, engage their fans, and sell their products.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/26/2022 via BusinessWire

StackCommerce, Inc., acquired BrandCycle,Inc.

synopsis: StackCommerce, the leading commerce and content platform, announced that it has acquired BrandCycle, an innovator in the affiliate management space that connects influencers and top publishers with premium retailers and brands.
buyer parent: TPG Capital
buyer: StackCommerce, Inc.
StackCommerce is the leading commerce + content platform for publishers and brands. StackCommerce allows users to discover and purchase products on the publisher sites they visit daily. Their platform powers white-labeled e-commerce shops for over 1,000 publishers. "
target: BrandCycle,Inc.
Founded in 2016 by leaders of top affiliate management agency Acceleration Partners, BrandCycle is a market leader in publisher representation. BrandCycle partners with more than 500 of the top global brands—including Old Navy, The Children’s Place, and Macy’s.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/22/2021 via Company Press Release

Avidly Oyj, acquired Digital 22

synopsis: Avidly, a leading European martech service provider, has acquired Digital 22 Online Limited, an elite HubSpot inbound marketing agency in the UK. Digital 22 helps businesses grow through inbound, content and performance marketing and services using HubSpot technology.
buyer: Avidly Oyj (HLSE:ZEE1V:$30.88)
Avidly is a leading European martech service provider. Avidly uses customer experience as a strategic tool to transform businesses. They partner with organizations of all sizes, from startups to Fortune 500 companies and are committed to create impactful solutions that help companies grow. "
target: Digital 22
Digital 22 is an elite HubSpot inbound marketing agency in the UK. Digital 22 helps businesses grow through inbound, content and performance marketing and services using HubSpot technology. They enable leaders to regain control of their marketing and companies to reach their full potential.
price ($mm)
$1.39
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.9x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/15/2021 via Company Press Release

Gen3 Marketing, acquired OAK Digital

synopsis: Gen3 Marketing, LLC, a full-service digital marketing services provider, has acquired OAK Digital, LLC, a performance marketing agency. OAK Digital provides end-to-end affiliate marketing services for direct-to-consumer brands like Freshly, Angie’s List, the UFC, and more. They offer services for paid search, SEO, social, media buying, and more.
buyer: Gen3 Marketing
Gen3 Marketing is a leading digital marketing agency that provides affiliate marketing services to customers by optimizing advertisers’ positioning of their products and services on third party websites. Gen3 also provides services that include pay-per-click, search engine optimization, and more. "
target: OAK Digital
OAK Digital is an award winning performance marketing agency. OAK Digital provides end-to-end affiliate marketing services for direct-to-consumer brands like Freshly, Angie’s List, the UFC, The Minnesota Vikings, and more. They offer services for paid search, SEO, social, media buying, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/8/2021 via PR Web

Qualfon Corporation, acquired Lead Vision Media

synopsis: Qualfon, a full-service marketing solutions and contact center service provider, has acquired LeadVision Media, a leader in the digital demand generation space. Through its diverse network of internet properties, LeadVision delivers relevant, audience-targeted advertisements to consumers.
buyer: Qualfon Corporation
Qualfon is a full-service business process outsourcing (BPO) company offering full customer lifecycle management including traditional and digital demand generation, end-to-end integrated marketing, multichannel customer engagement, print and fulfillment solutions. "
target: Lead Vision Media
LeadVision Media is an internet-based advertising agency specializing in lead generation on a cost per lead basis through various traffic sources. Through its diverse network of internet properties, it delivers relevant, audience-targeted advertisements to consumers.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/25/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Sonobi, acquired Amply Media

synopsis: Sonobi, an advertising technology marketplace that enables premium publishers and buyers to directly collaborate and build consumer-focused campaigns, has acquired Amply, a digital platform that provides push notification technology to its existing network of over 110 million subscribers as well as a growing partner network of publishers.
buyer: Sonobi
Sonobi is a pioneer in digital advertising technology and programmatic spend. Sonobi's people-based identifier (PBID) incorporates multiple identity approaches into a single ID that is cross-channel compatible and provides a safe haven for publishers and brands to transact using first-party data. "
target: Amply Media
Amply is a hyper-engaged push notification platform with massive global reach and currently maintains an audience of over 110 million subscribers. Amply offers high-impact solutions for advertisers in search of brand-safe options for their scalable media buys.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 10/14/2021 via BusinessWire

ironSource, will acquire Tapjoy, Inc.

synopsis: Israel-based ironSource, a leading business platform for the App Economy, will acquire the mobile advertising and app monetization company Tapjoy, Inc. The acquisition is expected to strengthen ironSource’s platform offering for app developers, and is intended to further expand its customer base in games and apps beyond games.
buyer: ironSource (IS:$451.10)
Israel-based ironSource is a leading business platform for the App Economy. App developers use ironSource's platform to turn their apps into successful, scalable businesses, leveraging a comprehensive set of software solutions which help them grow and engage users, monetize content, and more. "
target: Tapjoy, Inc.
Tapjoy is a leading mobile advertising and app monetization company. Tapjoy’s platform empowers advertisers to connect with app users through value exchange advertising that drives awareness, engagement, and the metrics that matter most to their overall growth.
price ($mm)
$400
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/6/2021 via PR Newswire

Omnicom Media Group, acquired Jump 450 Media

synopsis: Omnicom Media Group (OMG), the media services division of Omnicom Group, has acquired Jump 450 Media, a full-service, performance-based digital marketing agency. Jump 450 helps brands acquire customers profitably through digital media. They provide services for social media, paid search, SEO, email marketing, branded content, and more.
buyer parent: Omnicom Group Inc.
buyer: Omnicom Media Group
Omnicom Media Group is the media services division of Omnicom Group Inc., the leading global advertising, marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom Media Group includes the full service media networks OMD Worldwide and PHD Network, leading global data and analytics company, Annalect. "
target: Jump 450 Media
Jump 450 is a full-service, performance-based digital marketing agency. Jump 450 helps brands acquire customers profitably through digital media. They provide services for social media, paid search, SEO, email marketing, conversion rate optimization, branded content, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA

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$141,111.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$21,121.00
EBIT ($mm)
$17,411.00
Net Income ($mm)
$8,523.00
Employees
2437
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Ticker: DB:SAX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ströer Media
Ströer Media
Ströer Media is a leading provider of online advertising and out-of-home, and offers its advertising customers individualized and fully integrated premium communications solutions. In the field of digital media, Ströer is setting new standards for innovation and quality in Europe.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,814.79
EBITDA ($mm)
$355.43
EBIT ($mm)
$192.91
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
12514
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Ticker: 289
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
System1
System1
System1 combines best-in-class technology & data science to operate its advanced Responsive Acquisition Marketing Platform (RAMP). System1’s RAMP is omni-channel and omni-vertical, and built for a privacy-centric world.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$624.34
EBITDA ($mm)
$67.05
EBIT ($mm)
$57.55
Net Income ($mm)
$92.15
Employees
289
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Ticker: QNST
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
QuinStreet, Inc.
QuinStreet, Inc.
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.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$502.99
EBITDA ($mm)
$17.84
EBIT ($mm)
$7.45
Net Income ($mm)
$31.65
Employees
592
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Ticker: DMS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Digital Media Solutions
Digital Media Solutions
Digital Media Solutions (DMS) is the largest single entry point for scalable and reliable people-based marketing solutions. DMS deploys a robust database of consumer intelligence and leverages massive proprietary media distribution to provide meaningful, insightful customer acquisition campaigns.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$427.94
EBITDA ($mm)
$32.47
EBIT ($mm)
$12.57
Net Income ($mm)
$2.20
Employees
580
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Ticker: NYSE:TSQ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Townsquare Media Group
Townsquare Media Group
Townsquare is a diversified media, entertainment and digital marketing services company that owns and operates radio, digital and live event properties. The Company specializes in creating and distributing original entertainment, music and lifestyle content.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$417.96
EBITDA ($mm)
$101.39
EBIT ($mm)
$82.30
Net Income ($mm)
$16.74
Employees
2340
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Ticker: OTCPK:PROM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Propel Media
Propel Media
Propel Media, Inc. is a performance digital media company bringing together video and display advertising across desktop, application and mobile screens to offer advertisers, applications, and web site publishers a robust full-service solution for today’s ever-changing digital landscape.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$300.00
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: MXMI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Max Media Group
Max Media Group
Max Media Group, Inc. is a developer of online integrated digital publishing/distribution platforms for high-end internet consumer segments. Max Media's mission is to be the premier operator and developer of low cost high revenue online integrated publishing/interactive social networks.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$259.93
EBITDA ($mm)
$25.71
EBIT ($mm)
$19.22
Net Income ($mm)
$12.73
Employees
1892
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Ticker: TSE:2122
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interspace Co.,Ltd.
Interspace Co.,Ltd.
Interspace operates affiliate advertising service "ACCESSTRADE" in Japan. Interspace is an advertising company focuses on CPA (Cost per Action) and CPC (Cost per Click).
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$246.92
EBITDA ($mm)
$9.07
EBIT ($mm)
$6.97
Net Income ($mm)
$3.40
Employees
449
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Ticker: ENXTPA:ALREW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ReWorld Media
ReWorld Media
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.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$198.39
EBITDA ($mm)
$12.44
EBIT ($mm)
$8.77
Net Income ($mm)
$7.67
Employees
453
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Ticker: OTCPK:MVEN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Arena Group
The Arena Group combines powerful brands and delivers compelling experiences. Their team of award winning journalists, storytellers, content creators and entrepreneurial producers deliver exciting and dynamic destinations in sports, finance, lifestyle and more.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$170.37
EBITDA ($mm)
($82.44)
EBIT ($mm)
($82.60)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: TSE:6535
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
i-mobile Co., Ltd. (Advertising)
i-mobile is the leading Japanese independent ad network in internet advertising. i-mobile ad network helps to bring advertisers and media together. Their platform has high transparency, and is operated by experienced professionals to help ensure both sides of their customers are matched perfectly.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$137.97
EBITDA ($mm)
$22.21
EBIT ($mm)
$20.76
Net Income ($mm)
$13.54
Employees
178
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Ticker: OM:CTM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Catena Media
Catena Media
Catena Media provides companies with high quality online lead generation. Through strong organic growth and strategic acquisitions, Catena Media has since 2012 established a leading market position with approximately 300 employees in the US, Australia, Japan, Serbia, UK, Sweden and Malta (HQ).
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$128.97
EBITDA ($mm)
$58.30
EBIT ($mm)
$46.80
Net Income ($mm)
$15.23
Employees
406
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Ticker: CYPXF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cyberplex Inc.
Cyberplex Inc.
Cyberplex Inc. leverages its proprietary affiliate network, robust advertising relationships and experience, along with technology design, development and solutions specialists to develop and implement web-based programs and solutions that have a proven record in delivering results.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$106.86
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.51)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.67)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
132
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Ticker: TSE:6185
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
So-net Media Networks Corp
So-net Media Networks Corp
Headquartered in Japan, So-net Media Networks uses cutting edge marketing technologies to deliver optimal information to the right people in the most suitable way. They offer various marketing solutions through their products which synergistically interact with each other, guaranteeing higher ROI.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$97.32
EBITDA ($mm)
$10.60
EBIT ($mm)
$6.75
Net Income ($mm)
$5.54
Employees
174
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