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closed 10/15/2009 via BusinessWire

CrowdGather, Inc., acquired MatrixWatch.com

synopsis: One of the leading networks of forum communities on the Internet, CrowdGather, announced the purchase of MatrixWatch, a community driven anti-fraud knowledge base founded in 2002.
buyer: CrowdGather, Inc. (CRWG:$1.69)
With its growing portfolio of special interest forums and enthusiast message board communities, CrowdGather has created a centralized network to benefit forum members, forum owners and forum advertisers. "
target: MatrixWatch.com
MatrixWatch is acknowledged as one of the leading community driven anti-fraud resources on the internet. Taking a "wisdom of the crowds" approach to fighting fraud, MatrixWatch has helped to protect hundreds of businesses and consumers around the world from new and emerging threats online.
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closed 9/21/2010 via Company Press Release

Experian Information Solutions, acquired Mighty Net, Inc

synopsis: Experian, the global information services company, is pleased to announce that it has acquired substantially all the assets of Mighty Net, Inc (Mighty Net), a provider of online credit monitoring services to consumers. The purchase price is US$207.5m which will be funded from Experian's existing cash resources.
buyer: Experian Information Solutions
Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients in more than 90 countries. The company helps businesses to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making. "
target: Mighty Net, Inc
Mighty Net, Inc. specializes in the research, design, and implementation of Internet based consumer products. The company’s products include CreditReport.com and CreditSource.
price ($mm)
$208
rev ($mm)
$115
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.8x
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/15/2009 via BusinessWire

CrowdGather, Inc., acquired MatrixWatch.com

synopsis: One of the leading networks of forum communities on the Internet, CrowdGather, announced the purchase of MatrixWatch, a community driven anti-fraud knowledge base founded in 2002.
buyer: CrowdGather, Inc. (CRWG:$1.69)
With its growing portfolio of special interest forums and enthusiast message board communities, CrowdGather has created a centralized network to benefit forum members, forum owners and forum advertisers. "
target: MatrixWatch.com
MatrixWatch is acknowledged as one of the leading community driven anti-fraud resources on the internet. Taking a "wisdom of the crowds" approach to fighting fraud, MatrixWatch has helped to protect hundreds of businesses and consumers around the world from new and emerging threats online.
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closed 12/30/2015 via BNC Analysis

Muut, Inc., acquired Tal.ki

synopsis: Online discussion platform Muut bought Tal.ki in a deal that will help Muut's online community count grow to 1.8 million. Tal.ki is a service for creating and embedding a forum into an existing website. Tal.ki lets members join the conversation by using their Facebook, Twitter, or other social media logins.
buyer: Muut, Inc.
Muut is a powerful discussion platform, unencumbered by the weight of unnecessary features and distractions. It places the conversation back to the forefront. Clean user interface, persistent content and deep integration to the site makes a more natural and meaningful discussion. "
target parent: CrowdGather, Inc.
target: Tal.ki
Tal.ki is a service for creating and embedding a forum into an existing website. Forums grow faster on Tal.ki compared to traditional forum software thanks to it's simplicity for members to join by using their Facebook, Twitter, or other social media logins.
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closed 5/20/2014 via BusinessWire

Plaor merged with CrowdGather, Inc.,

synopsis: Vertical interest social media network, CrowdGather, Inc., announced that it has closed its merger agreement with privately held, Plaor and Plaor Acquisition Corp, CrowdGather’s wholly-owned subsidiary. Plaor is a company that specializes in developing highly scalable multi-platform games.
buyer: CrowdGather, Inc. (CRWG:$1.69)
CrowdGather provides a highly interactive and informational social network for members, a management and revenue-sharing resource for third-party forum owners, and a largely untapped advertising network for marketers worldwide. "
target: Plaor
Plaor, a company that specializes in developing highly scalable multi-platform games, is located in the heart of Boston's fast growing Innovation District. Plaor produces Mega Fame Casino, an innovative and highly rated social casino available on iOS, Android & desktop.
price ($mm)
$5.22
rev ($mm)
$0
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
21.8x
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/11/2012 via BusinessWire

CrowdGather, Inc., acquired PersonalityCafe

synopsis: One of the leading networks of forum communities on the Internet, CrowdGather, Inc., announced that it has acquired the domain name, website, mobile app and assets related to Personalitycafe.com. Founded in 2008, PersonalityCafe.com has grown into one of the leading and most active communities focused on psychology on the Internet.
buyer: CrowdGather, Inc. (CRWG:$1.69)
CrowdGather provides a highly interactive and informational social network for members, a management and revenue-sharing resource for third-party forum owners, and a largely untapped advertising network for marketers worldwide. "
target: PersonalityCafe
Founded in 2008 as way to explore personality types and for people to find others like themselves to interact with, PersonalityCafe.com has grown into one of the leading and most active communities focused on psychology on the Internet.
price ($mm)
$0.05
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closed 9/8/2011 via BusinessWire

CrowdGather, Inc., acquired Yuku

synopsis: CrowdGather has acquired the domain name, website, and assets related to yuku.com including the Ezboard domains and its integrated forums, from Inform Technologies, Inc. Yuku.com is a premier forum platform that offers both members and forum organizers a simple interface to use and manage the forum communities.
buyer: CrowdGather, Inc. (CRWG:$1.69)
CrowdGather provides a highly interactive and informational social network for members, a management and revenue-sharing resource for third-party forum owners, and a largely untapped advertising network for marketers worldwide. "
target parent: Inform Technologies, LLC
target: Yuku
Yuku has a long history of serving, managing and hosting forum communities, and also includes the original ezboard.com forum community, one of the most prominent forum platforms online. Yuku.com includes many social network features for members and member profiles.
price ($mm)
$0.58
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closed 6/27/2011 via BusinessWire

CrowdGather, Inc., acquired Writers.net

synopsis: One of the leading networks of forum communities on the Internet, CrowdGather announced it has acquired the domain name, website, and assets related to Writers.net. Created in 1994, Writers.net is an Internet directory of writers, editors, publishers and literary agents.
buyer: CrowdGather, Inc. (CRWG:$1.69)
CrowdGather provides a highly interactive and informational social network for members, a management and revenue-sharing resource for third-party forum owners, and a largely untapped advertising network for marketers worldwide. "
target: Writers.net
Writers.net is valuable to writers, publishers, editors and literary agents. It gives writers, both published and unpublished, a chance to get writing assignments from publishers and editors looking for writers.
price ($mm)
$0.10
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closed 5/25/2011 via BusinessWire

CrowdGather, Inc., acquired PbNation.com

synopsis: One of the leading networks of forum communities on the Internet, CrowdGather, announced that it has acquired the domain name, website, and assets related to PbNation.com one of the world’s largest online paintball communities according to Forbes and the Chicago Tribune.
buyer: CrowdGather, Inc. (CRWG:$1.69)
CrowdGather provides a highly interactive and informational social network for members, a management and revenue-sharing resource for third-party forum owners, and a largely untapped advertising network for marketers worldwide. "
target: PbNation.com
Atlanta-based PbNation.com is an industry leader in the monetization of online forum-based communities generating a variety of revenue streams from the customization of the vbulletin platform. It is the largest interactive community on the Internet with a focus on the extreme sport of paintball.
price ($mm)
$1.40
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closed 4/28/2011 via BusinessWire

CrowdGather, Inc., acquired Pocketables.net

synopsis: One of the leading networks of forum communities on the Internet, CrowdGather, announced that it has acquired Pocketables.net. Pocketables.net has been providing news, reviews, and commentary about ultramobile computers, mobile internet devices, and other handheld gadgets since 2006.
buyer: CrowdGather, Inc. (CRWG:$1.69)
CrowdGather provides a highly interactive and informational social network for members, a management and revenue-sharing resource for third-party forum owners, and a largely untapped advertising network for marketers worldwide. "
target: Pocketables.net
Pocketables is an online tech publication that provides news, commentary, and comprehensive reviews on various mobile computing devices (7-inch or smaller screens), portable consumer electronics, and related accessories.
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closed 4/18/2011 via BusinessWire

CrowdGather, Inc., acquired Forumer

synopsis: One of the leading networks of forum communities on the Internet, CrowdGather, has announced that it has acquired the assets of free forum hosting pioneer, Forumer.com. Forumer, which serves 35 million monthly pageviews across 200,000 active forums, joins CrowdGather’s existing free forum hosting platforms FreeForums.org and Lefora.com.
buyer: CrowdGather, Inc. (CRWG:$1.69)
CrowdGather provides a highly interactive and informational social network for members, a management and revenue-sharing resource for third-party forum owners, and a largely untapped advertising network for marketers worldwide. "
target: Forumer
Forumer is a free forum hosting pioneer which serves 35 million monthly pageviews across 200,000 active forums. Features include over 30 free skins, a great custom portal, a live chatroom, and much more.
price ($mm)
$0.40
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closed 3/23/2011 via BusinessWire

CrowdGather, Inc., acquired DigiShopTalk.com

synopsis: CrowdGather has announced that it has acquired the domain names and assets related to DigiShopTalk.com. DigiShopTalk was opened in August 2006 as a simple message board and has since grown to become one of the largest (non-store / product sales related) digital scrapbooking sites on the internet.
buyer: CrowdGather, Inc. (CRWG:$1.69)
CrowdGather provides a highly interactive and informational social network for members, a management and revenue-sharing resource for third-party forum owners, and a largely untapped advertising network for marketers worldwide. "
target: DigiShopTalk.com
DigiShopTalk is one of the largest (non-store / product sales related) digital scrapbooking sites on the internet. The site has approximately 40,000 members with over 2.7 million posts. The site’s gallery contains over 1,000,000 layouts with close to 9,000,000 member comments.
price ($mm)
$0.07
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closed 3/22/2011 via BusinessWire

CrowdGather, Inc., acquired Rapmusic.com

synopsis: One of the leading networks of forum communities on the Internet, CrowdGather, has announced that it has acquired the domain name, website, and assets related to Rapmusic.com. Rapmusic.com is the premier online destination for Rap and Hip Hop lifestyle enthusiasts.
buyer: CrowdGather, Inc. (CRWG:$1.69)
CrowdGather provides a highly interactive and informational social network for members, a management and revenue-sharing resource for third-party forum owners, and a largely untapped advertising network for marketers worldwide. "
target: Rapmusic.com
Founded in 1999, Rapmusic.com is the premier online destination for Rap and Hip Hop lifestyle enthusiasts and is one of the leaders in spotlighting breaking music industry and artist news.
price ($mm)
$0.30
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announced 7/26/2010 via BusinessWire

CrowdGather, Inc., will acquire Lefora

synopsis: CrowdGather announced a definitive agreement to acquire the technical assets from Lefora. The CrowdGather network combined with Lefora’s hosted forum properties will offer a search engine and social media-friendly network of forum communities that serves over 90 million monthly pageviews.
buyer: CrowdGather, Inc. (CRWG:$1.69)
With its growing portfolio of special interest forums and enthusiast message board communities, CrowdGather has created a centralized network to benefit forum members, forum owners and forum advertisers. "
target: Lefora
Lefora was founded by a core team of Internet and games pioneers who got fed up with the lack of features available in online forums. Lefora’s mission is to transform one of the largest and most active parts of the Internet, forums, by letting anybody create their own forum in under a minute.
price ($mm)
$1.01
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closed 6/9/2010 via BusinessWire

CrowdGather, Inc., acquired ADISN, Inc.

synopsis: One of the leading networks of forum communities on the Internet, CrowdGather, announced that it has acquired Adisn, a next generation Digital Ad Agency that uses relationship data from the social web to enhance targeting, for $5.5 million, the largest acquisition in CrowdGather’s history.
buyer: CrowdGather, Inc. (CRWG:$1.69)
With its growing portfolio of special interest forums and enthusiast message board communities, CrowdGather has created a centralized network to benefit forum members, forum owners and forum advertisers. "
target: ADISN, Inc.
Adisn is a next generation Digital Ad Agency that uses relationship data from the social web to enhance targeting. Adisn has proven that the aggregate of web conversations, web profiles, online blogs, and behavior create millions of relationships between seemingly unrelated topics.
price ($mm)
$4.44
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
9.4x
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/10/2009 via Capital IQ

CrowdGather, Inc., acquired Anythingbutipod.com

synopsis: One of the leading networks of forum communities on the Internet, CrowdGather announced that it has acquired the leading consumer electronics media player community site www.anythingbutipod.com.
buyer: CrowdGather, Inc. (CRWG:$1.69)
With its growing portfolio of special interest forums and enthusiast message board communities, CrowdGather has created a centralized network to benefit forum members, forum owners and forum advertisers. "
target: Anythingbutipod.com
Founded in 2005, Anythingbutipod.com has grown to become the leading mp3 player review site and community with over 62,000 portable media enthusiast that have started over 42,000 topics. ABI has mentions in the New York Times, Newsweek, and other publications thought the world.
price ($mm)
$0.18
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/15/2009 via BusinessWire

CrowdGather, Inc., acquired MatrixWatch.com

synopsis: One of the leading networks of forum communities on the Internet, CrowdGather, announced the purchase of MatrixWatch, a community driven anti-fraud knowledge base founded in 2002.
buyer: CrowdGather, Inc. (CRWG:$1.69)
With its growing portfolio of special interest forums and enthusiast message board communities, CrowdGather has created a centralized network to benefit forum members, forum owners and forum advertisers. "
target: MatrixWatch.com
MatrixWatch is acknowledged as one of the leading community driven anti-fraud resources on the internet. Taking a "wisdom of the crowds" approach to fighting fraud, MatrixWatch has helped to protect hundreds of businesses and consumers around the world from new and emerging threats online.
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closed 7/29/2009 via BusinessWire

CrowdGather, Inc., acquired AdminFusion.com

synopsis: One of the leading networks of forum communities on the worldwide web, CrowdGather announced the acquisition of webmaster and forum owner community, AdminFusion.com
buyer: CrowdGather, Inc. (CRWG:$1.69)
With its growing portfolio of special interest forums and enthusiast message board communities, CrowdGather has created a centralized network to benefit forum members, forum owners and forum advertisers. "
target: AdminFusion.com
Started in September of 2005, AdminFusion.com is the ultimate resource for forum administration and moderation. This forum is dedicated to helping new and experienced Forum owners and moderators get the edge on how to better improve their forums.
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closed 7/29/2009 via BusinessWire

CrowdGather, Inc., acquired MJHQ.com

synopsis: One of the leading networks of forum communities on the worldwide web, CrowdGather announced the acquisition of Michael Jackson fan-site, MJHQ.
buyer: CrowdGather, Inc. (CRWG:$1.69)
With its growing portfolio of special interest forums and enthusiast message board communities, CrowdGather has created a centralized network to benefit forum members, forum owners and forum advertisers. "
target: MJHQ.com
Originally launched in 2004, MJHQ.com has served as a gathering place for fans of the “King of Entertainment”, Michael Jackson to get together to discuss his life and works. After his recent death, the site has become even more significant in the lives of those that he touched.
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closed 9/22/2008 via BusinessWire

CrowdGather, Inc., acquired FreePowerBoards.com

synopsis: One of the leading networks of forum communities on the worldwide web, CrowdGather has added FreePowerBoards.com to their rapidly expanding roster of enthusiast forums and tools for forum members. FreePowerBoards is an easy to use, customizable message board hosting service available free of charge to its members.
buyer: CrowdGather, Inc. (CRWG:$1.69)
With its growing portfolio of special interest forums and enthusiast message board communities, CrowdGather has created a centralized network to benefit forum members, forum owners and forum advertisers. "
target: FreePowerBoards.com
FreePowerBoards.com is an easy to use, customizable message board hosting service available free of charge to its members. FreePowerBoards.com offers registration, hosting space, bandwidth, support, and service for individuals interested in creating their own message boards or forums.
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closed 11/16/2022 via Company Press Release

Commission Junction, acquired VIVnetworks.com

synopsis: Commission Junction (CJ), a global performance marketing platform, has acquired VIVnetworks.com, the largest affiliate network in Central and Eastern Europe. VIVnetworks.com helps ecommerce brands scale their performance marketing efforts to drive more online sales and unlock growth in Central and Eastern Europe, and globally.
buyer parent: Publicis Groupe SA
buyer: Commission Junction
Commission Junction (CJ) is a global performance marketing platform. CJ drives profitable growth for over 3,800 global brands across all verticals. Their platform enables users to identify the right opportunities and grow their business, no matter where they are in their affiliate journey. "
target: VIVnetworks.com
VIVnetworks.com is the largest affiliate network in Central and Eastern Europe. VIVnetworks.com helps ecommerce brands scale their performance marketing efforts to drive more online sales and unlock growth in Central and Eastern Europe, and globally.
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closed 10/26/2022 via BNC Analysis

CraveBooks, acquired HotZippy LLC

synopsis: CraveBooks.com, one of the top book and author promotion sites on the web, announced that it has acquired HotZippy, an Internet advertising company focused on the literary market, that maintains successful, genre-specific book promotional sites.
buyer: CraveBooks
Crave Books is a full-service eBook site and daily email service that gives readers free and bargain ebooks and connects readers and writers. The site also offers a variety of promotional services for authors to raise their profiles and reach new readers. "
target: HotZippy LLC
HotZippy is an Internet advertising company focused on the literary market, that maintains successful, genre-specific book promotional sites. HotZippy specializes in the affordable advertisement and promotion of eBooks written by independent authors as well as national bestsellers.
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closed 4/22/2021 via Company Press Release

Paragon Partners GmbH, acquired Sovendus GmbH

synopsis: Paragon Partners, a German private equity firm, has acquired a majority stake in Sovendus Group. Headquartered in Karlsruhe, Germany, Sovendus is the leading European provider of checkout page-based online marketing. With the support of Paragon Partners, Sovendus plans to accelerate growth in Germany and other European countries.
buyer: Paragon Partners GmbH
Based in Germany, Paragon Partners is one of the leading independent private equity firms in Europe with more than €1.2 billion of equity under management. Paragon works closely with portfolio companies to achieve sustainable growth and operational excellence. "
target parent: COFRA Holding
target: Sovendus GmbH
Based in Germany, Sovendus is the leading provider of tools for checkout-based online marketing in Europe with over 1,200 partners. The core product Sovendus SALES connects shops via Sovendus’ closed voucher network, generating reach, new customers, and transactions.
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announced 12/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

FANDOM, will acquire Curse LLC

synopsis: Fandom, a global entertainment media brand, will acquire Curse from Twitch, the world’s leading live video platform and community for gamers. Curse is an online game portal and network of gaming websites. Curse empowers online gamers with premium resources and content. Their sites include Azurilland, Diablofans, Hearthpwn, MMO-Champion and more.
buyer: FANDOM
FANDOM is a global entertainment media brand, based in California, powered by fan passion. The fan-trusted source in entertainment, they provide a home to explore, contribute to, and celebrate the world of pop culture. "
target parent: Amazon.com, Inc.
target: Curse LLC
Curse is an online game portal and network of gaming websites. Curse empowers online gamers with premium resources and content. Their gaming websites include Azurilland, Diablofans, Hearthpwn, MMO-Champion and more. Their wiki hosting platform, Gamepedia, is dedicated to games and written by gamers.
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announced 7/18/2018 via PR Newswire

Future plc, will purchase Consumer Division from Purch

synopsis: Global specialist media platform, Future plc announced the proposed acquisition of the consumer division and all associated brands and services of Purch, the next generation digital publishing and marketplace platform, operating in the consumer technology and science verticals.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$606.80)
Based in the UK, Future plc is an international media group and leading digital publisher. The Group operates two separately managed brand-led divisions: Media and Magazine. The Magazine division is brand-led while the Media division focuses on being at the forefront of digital innovation. "
seller: Purch
Purch is a digital publishing and marketplace platform positioned at the intersection of content, commerce and customer. By combining in-depth product reviews, comparisons and services with industry-leading publisher technology, Purch creates a seamless connection between buyers and sellers.
price ($mm)
$133
rev ($mm)
$64
EBITDA ($mm)
$10
EV / rev
2.1x
EV / EBITDA
13.1x
announced 1/5/2018 via BusinessWire

Maven Inc., will acquire HubPages

synopsis: Maven Inc. agreed to acquire HubPages in a union that will bring together 40 million monthly unique users together in a single premium digital media network, the two companies announced after signing a letter of intent. HubPages’ network will be migrated to Maven’s publishing and community platform, relaunched as part of a single premium network.
buyer: Maven Inc. (OTCPK:MVEN:$189.14)
Maven is an expert-driven, group media network, whose platform serves, by invitation-only, a coalition of professional, independent channel partners. Maven enables partners to focus on creating, informing, sharing, discovering, leading & interacting with the communities & constituencies they serve. "
target: HubPages
HubPages is an online publishing platform and a passionate open community of dedicated writers, explorers, knowledge seekers, and conversation starters. It helps Hubbers find and build an audience, easily create articles, and earn all sorts of rewards, from accolades to ad revenue.
price ($mm)
$18
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closed 1/4/2018 via Company Press Release

ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE, acquired Kairion GmbH

synopsis: ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE continues to strengthen its activities in the ad-tech sector and is acquiring the e-commerce marketer Kairion from Cocomore AG. Kairion offers advertising customers the opportunity to place adverts in the combined advertising space of the participating retailers.
buyer: ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE (XTRA:PSM:$4,569.40)
ProSiebenSat.1 Group is one of the most successful independent media companies in Europe with a strong presence in the TV and digital markets. Free TV financed by advertising is the core business of the Group. ProSiebenSat.1 has also built up a successful e-commerce business of digital platforms. "
target parent: Cocomore AG
target: Kairion GmbH
Kairion offers advertising customers the opportunity to place adverts in the combined advertising space of the participating retailers. The company aggregates the advertising environments and data of over 80 online shops, an activity known as retail media.
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closed 12/21/2017 via Company Press Release

Linx S.A., acquired Percycle Serviços Ltda.

synopsis: LINX S.A. announces the acquisition of Percycle Serviços Ltda. (“Percycle”) by Linx Sistemas e Consultoria Ltda., a subsidiary of the Company, for 100% of the shares of Percycle. Percycle operates the leading native online media platform, uniting merchants, brands and consumers. It allows a company to advertise within the top e-commerce sites.
buyer: Linx S.A. (BOVESPA:LINX3:$161.38)
With more than 30 years offering management software (ERP and POS), Linx specializes in retail and meets many different market needs. Linx offers specific solutions for gas stations and convenience stores, dealerships, food, fashion, optical shops, drugstores, supermarkets, magazines and more. "
target: Percycle Serviços Ltda.
Percycle operates the leading native online media platform, uniting merchants, brands and consumers. It allows a company to advertise within the top e-commerce sites in different formats and segmentations, in addition to enable the maximizing of ROI (return on investment) generated in the campaign.
price ($mm)
$3.91
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closed 2/8/2017 via BNC Analysis

Müller Medien GmbH & Co. KG, acquired news.de GmbH

synopsis: Müller Medien GmbH has acquired the Leipzig, Germany-based news portal news.de from Unister Holding GmbH. News.de is an independent news website which provides up-to-date news stories, the latest developments from the media and a comprehensive guide to the world.
buyer: Müller Medien GmbH & Co. KG
Müller Medien GmbH & Co. KG, founded in 1950, is a media company headquartered in Nuremberg. The company is active in five sectors: directories, broadcasting, print media, book, and New Business (online). Müller Medien publishes telephone books and is active in radio/television broadcasting. "
target parent: Unister
target: news.de GmbH
News.de is an independent news website which provides up-to-date news stories, the latest developments from the media and a comprehensive guide to the world. From politics and business to sports and entertainment, news.de brings information on both national and international events.
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closed 11/16/2016 via BNC Analysis

Fit Reisen, acquired Kurz Mal Weg

synopsis: Fit Reisen, a booking specialist for travel and wellness, has acquired Kurz Mal Weg, a company that operates an online travel portal that offers wellness and travel packages. They are based in Germany.
buyer: Fit Reisen
Fit Reisen is a booking specialist for travel and wellness. People can book wellness getaways, travel packages and classes. They are based in Hamburg, Germany. "
target parent: Unister
target: Kurz Mal Weg
Kurz Mal Weg operates an online travel portal. They offer wellness and travel packages. The company is based in Hamburg, Germany.
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announced 3/2/2016 via BNC Analysis

Shoply will be merged with Anyware Corporation,

synopsis: Shoply Limited is pleased to announce it has entered into an agreement for a proposed merger with Anyware Corporation Pty Ltd. Shoply is an online shopping company which sells a variety of items through its online shopping destinations.
buyer: Anyware Corporation
Anyware Corporation Pty Ltd. imports and distributes computer accessories in Australia and New Zealand. The company offers products such as audio/visual, cables, digital signage, gaming, input devices, KVM, LED lighting, mobile device accessories, networking, notebook and more. "
target: Shoply (ASX:SHP:$2.51)
Shoply is an online shopping company. It sells a variety of products through its Online Shopping destinations. Items include kitchenware, cookware, home appliances, computer parts, networking products, electronics, whitegoods, stationery, baby products, toys, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$17
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 8/19/2015 via Company Description

Hanse Vertriebspartner AG, will acquire GELD.de

synopsis: Investment manager Hanse Vertriebspartner AG has announced that it will acquire GELD.de, a German financial portal for insurance and financial products comparison. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Leipzig, Germany.
buyer: Hanse Vertriebspartner AG
Hanse Vertriebspartner AG is an investment management firm based in Hamburg, Germany. "
target parent: Unister
target: GELD.de
GELD.de is a financial portal for insurance and financial products comparison. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Leipzig, Germany.
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closed 6/16/2015 via PR Newswire

Connexity, acquired PriceGrabber

synopsis: Marketing services company Connexity Inc. has acquired PriceGrabber a leading retail lead-generation platform and network. PriceGrabber's expansive shopping-focused publisher network offers more than 2,000 retailers marketing access to millions of shoppers each month from leading online shopping destinations such as Yahoo! and Ask.com.
buyer parent: Symphony Technology Group
buyer: Connexity
Connexity, Inc. is a technology driven marketing solutions company that leverages almost twenty years of ecommerce expertise to enable retailers and brands to understand their consumers better, acquire new customers at a lower cost, and increase sales. "
target: PriceGrabber
PriceGrabber® is a leading distributed ecommerce platform and shopping site that connects millions of shoppers each month with thousands of merchants. They reach their consumer audience via desktop and mobile devices through a network of over 400 partners as well as through their own web properties.
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announced 12/11/2013 via Company Press Release

IAC, will purchase Owned & Operated Websites Segment from ValueClick, Inc.

synopsis: ValueClick, Inc. announced that it has agreed to sell 100 percent of its Owned and Operated Websites (O&O) segment to IAC. ValueClick's O&O segment comprises a broad range of content and e-commerce websites including Investopedia and PriceRunner.
buyer: IAC (IAC:$3,699.63)
IAC is a leading media and Internet company focused in the core areas of search, applications, online dating, local and media. IAC's network of sites has over a billion total monthly visits in more than 30 countries and is the 8th largest network in the world. "
seller: ValueClick, Inc. (VCLK:$593.84)
ValueClick's Owned and Operated Websites segment comprises a broad range of content and e-commerce websites including Investopedia and PriceRunner.
price ($mm)
$80
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 4/19/2013 via BusinessWire

Eniro AB, will acquire Bloggerfy

synopsis: Eniro is acquiring one of the Nordic region’s largest blog networks, Bloggerfy. As a result of the acquisition, Eniro establishes a strong position in the social advertising market in Sweden and Norway. The acquisition will increase traffic to Eniro’s local search services by approximately one million unique visitors per week.
buyer: Eniro AB (ENIRF:$156.06)
Eniro is one of the largest search companies in the Nordic region and Poland. The company has approx. 3,200 employees in the Nordic region and Poland and has been listed on Nasdaq OMX Stockholm since 2000. "
target parent: FameAds Sweden AB
target: Bloggerfy
Bloggerfy develops and operates sales of sponsored links and banners for bloggers that are linked to the network. The network currently comprises approximately 65,000 registered bloggers in Sweden and 8,500 bloggers in Norway. The network has approximately 2.5 million unique visitors per week.
price ($mm)
$0.08*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 11/5/2012 via BNC Analysis

Bazaarvoice, Inc., acquired Longboard Media, Inc.

synopsis: Austin-based SaaS provider, Bazaarvoice, which powers customer review and social commerce features for brands like Best Buy, Costco, Dell and Panasonic, announced that it has acquired fast-growing eCommerce advertising network, Longboard Media.
buyer: Bazaarvoice, Inc. (BV:$206.30)
Bazaarvoice, a leading social software company, assists clients in bringing the voice of the customer to the center of business strategy. "
target: Longboard Media, Inc.
Longboard Media is a leading e-commerce digital media company that enables retailers to launch and manage on-site advertising solutions and site monetization strategies.
price ($mm)
$33
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 9/20/2011 via Company Press Release

Populis, acquired mokono GmbH

synopsis: Populis is delighted to announce the acquisition of mokono, Germany’s largest blog network and one of Europe’s leading blogging and blog marketing platforms.
buyer: Populis
With a network of over 500 web properties visited by more than 26 million unique users every month, Populis provides vibrant content to passionate communities, crowdsourced from a team of expert collaborators and published on its wholly owned and operated websites. "
target: mokono GmbH
Since 2005, mokono has provided blog technology to bloggers across the globe. In addition, both bloggers and corporations have increasingly used mokono for marketing and advertising support. mokono is based in Berlin, Germany.
price ($mm)
$11
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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announced 4/21/2021 via PR Newswire

hoo.be, will acquire Grapevine Village

synopsis: Ideanomics is divesting Grapevine, one of the world’s first leading influencer marketing organizations, to FNL Technologies, a company that owns and operates social media platform hoo.be. hoo.be is a popular online platform which enables users to provide followers with a single place to access all official social media platforms.
buyer: hoo.be
FNL Technologies owns and operates social media platform hoo.be, a popular online platform which enables online influencers, artists, athletes, personalities, and businesses to provide followers with a single place to access all official social media platforms. "
target parent: Ideanomics
target: Grapevine Village
Grapevine is one of the world’s first leading influencer marketing organizations. Advertisers leverage Grapevine’s full suite of services to build, iterate, and scale end-to-end marketing campaigns powered by authentic content sourced from creators across YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok.
price ($mm)
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announced 6/17/2020 via PR Newswire

Techconn Holding Group Co., Ltd., will acquire Grapevine

synopsis: Ideanomics has agreed to sell its influencer marketing platform and related assets, comprised of Grapevine Logic, Fintalk, and CommentsRadar, to Techconn Holding Group Co., Ltd. The Grapevine Influencer Platform and its suite of technologies will be merged into the Techconn Group's influencer operations.
buyer: Techconn Holding Group Co., Ltd.
Shenzhen-based Techconn is a large multinational company specializing in intelligent manufacturing and technology services. The company invests in advanced technology fields to build a high-quality innovation technology engine that promotes upgrading and development in the manufacturing industry. "
target parent: Ideanomics
target: Grapevine
Grapevine is an end-to-end influencer marketing platform that enables collaboration between advertisers and social content creators to produce promotional content at scale. It provides marketers with proprietary data about YouTube and Instagram creators to help clients make confident decisions.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 9/5/2018 via PR Newswire

Seven Stars Cloud, acquired Grapevine

synopsis: Seven Stars Cloud Group, Inc., a leading global fintech and asset digitization services company, has acquired Grapevine Logic Inc., an influencer marketing platform. Grapevine's workflow management software, proprietary tracking and analytics measures direct response and conversion rates from promotional content on YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram.
buyer: Seven Stars Cloud (IDEX:$18.00)
Seven Stars Cloud (SSC) is a global fintech and asset digitization services company focused on digital asset production and distribution. SSC is bringing transparency, efficiency, and ownership paradigms to markets including finance, commodities/energy, vertical industry/supply chain and consumer. "
target: Grapevine
Grapevine is the world's leading end-to-end influencer marketing platform that enables collaboration between advertisers and social media content creators to produce promotional content at scale. The Grapevine network includes more than 177,000 creators with more than 6 billion monthly views.
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