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closed 1/19/2010 via PR Newswire

Time Inc., acquired StyleFeeder, Inc.

synopsis: Time Inc. announced that it has acquired StyleFeeder, a personal shopping engine that uses pattern recognition technology and its members' style preferences to make recommendations for clothing, shoes and accessories from thousands of online retailers. StyleFeeder will become part of the InStyle fam
buyer parent: Time Warner, Inc.
buyer: Time Inc. (NYSE:TIME:$2,884.00)
Time Inc. is one of the largest content companies in the world. With a portfolio of 22 U.S. magazines and 26 U.S. Web sites, including some of the world's most popular, powerful and trusted brands, it is the largest magazine publisher in the U.S., and a leading publisher in the U.K. and Mexico. "
target: StyleFeeder, Inc.
StyleFeeder is a personal shopping engine that helps consumers shop for apparel, accessories, shoes, furniture, home goods and gadgets. Combing through thousands of stores and over 14 million products, StyleFeeder finds things that match consumers' style using proprietary recommendation technology.
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closed 3/13/2015 via BNC Analysis

Facebook, acquired TheFind, Inc.

synopsis: Facebook announced it has acquired personalized shopping search engine TheFind, Inc. Its product allows people to get recommendations for products while searching through its database of products. A user could enter generic terms like “black sweater” and then compare prices on black sweaters from a wide array of retailers aggregated by TheFind.
buyer: Facebook (FB:$70,697.00)
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world. "
target: TheFind, Inc.
TheFind, Inc. applies patented e-commerce technology to make the consumer shopping experience easy, efficient and fun. The technology works in a multi-channel environment to personalize the shopping experience.
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closed 7/8/2010 via PR Web

NexTag, acquired Wize, Inc.

synopsis: NexTag, (NexTag.com), a leading comparison shopping website for products and services, announced the acquisition of Wize (Wize.com), an online product recommendation research engine. This agreement will enable NexTag to deliver greater levels of convenience and quality to the consumer online shopping experience.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: NexTag
Wize (Wize.com) simplifies product research by helping consumers find products based on their needs instead of technical product features. Users simply tell Wize what product they are looking for and how they want to use it. "
target: Wize, Inc.
Wize (Wize.com) simplifies product research by helping consumers find products based on their needs instead of technical product features. Users simply tell Wize what product they are looking for and how they want to use it.
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closed 10/3/2007 via

Microsoft Corporation, acquired Jellyfish.com

synopsis: Microsoft has acquired revenue-sharing product comparison site Jellyfish.com. Jellyfish, based in Middleton, Wisconsin, wants to turn the cost-per-click advertising model popularized by Google on its head. Under Jellyfish’s cost-per-action model, advertisers pay only when web surfers buy.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$134,249.00)
Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. "
target: Jellyfish.com
Jellyfish is a new kind of search engine. We call it the Internet’s first buying engine. Search engines are great for finding information, but we think you also need a search engine that is perfect for when you want to buy something online.
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announced 7/11/2012 via BNC Analysis

500px, will acquire Algo Anywhere

synopsis: 500px announced that it has agreed to acquire Algo Anywhere, a provider of algorithmic recommendation solutions. 500px will fully integrate Algo’s recommendation engine into the 500px platform to further streamline and enhance image discovery and rating algorithms so that users are receiving even more personalized content.
buyer: 500px
500px is a photo community powered by creative people worldwide that lets you discover, share, buy and sell inspiring photographs. "
target: Algo Anywhere
Algo Anywhere is a Canadian machine learning company dedicated to the development of easy-to-use, reliable and useful services developed with some of the latest results from the academic AI research community.
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$2.00
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announced 8/11/2014 via PR Newswire

Apax Partners, will acquire Answers Corporation

synopsis: Funds advised by Apax Partners, a global private equity firm, announced that they have entered into an agreement to acquire Answers Corporation, the parent company of Answers.com and a leading provider of cloud-based solutions that enhance customer acquisition and brand engagement, from Summit Partners, TA Associates, and founder shareholders.
buyer: Apax Partners
Apax Partners is one of the world's leading private equity investment groups. It operates globally and has more than 30 years of investing experience. Apax Partners has advised funds that total over $40 billion around the world in aggregate. "
target parent: Summit Partners
target: Answers Corporation
Answers' mission is to empower consumers, brands and organizations by connecting them with the information they need to make better-informed decisions. The Answers Platform leverages the sizable reach of Answers.com, and its leading cloud-based solutions from ForeSee, Webcollage and ResellerRatings.
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closed 4/14/2011 via BusinessWire

Answers Corporation merged with AFCV Holdings, LLC,

synopsis: Answers.com, creators of the leading answer engine Answers.com®, announced that AFCV Holdings, LLC, a portfolio company of growth equity investor Summit Partners, has consummated the previously announced merger to acquire Answers.com.
buyer parent: Summit Partners
buyer: AFCV Holdings, LLC
AFCV Holdings, a portfolio company of growth equity investor Summit Partners, was established in 2007 to build, acquire, and operate a broad range of independent Internet technologies, businesses, and resources that connect consumers seeking advice with the most relevant and comprehensive content. "
target: Answers Corporation
Answers Corporation owns and operates Answers.com, the leading Q&A site. Answers.com is a community-generated social knowledge Q&A platform, leveraging wiki-based technologies. Through the contributions of its large and growing community, answers are improved and updated over time.
price ($mm)[EV]
$113 [$87]
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$21
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$5
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4.8x
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19.1x
closed 2/2/2011 via Market Wire

Outbrain Inc., acquired Surphace

synopsis: Outbrain announced that it has acquired the Surphace technology and other assets (formerly known as Sphere) from AOL Inc. Through this acquisition, Outbrain broadens its reach among leading online publishers, while enhancing its technology and overall product suite to create the category leader in online content discovery.
buyer: Outbrain Inc.
Outbrain is the leading content recommendation engine, reaching a highly engaged audience through distribution on top publisher sites, including USA Today, iVillage, PC Magazine, Chicago Tribune, Newsweek, The Daily Beast and Slate. "
target parent: AOL Inc.
target: Surphace
Surphace is a robust content recommendation platform in use by many of today's leading online publishers including: LA Times, Baltimore Sun, Popeater, AOL News, Billboard, Wordpress.com and others.
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announced 8/16/2010 via BusinessWire

Ybrant Digital, will acquire Lycos, Inc.

synopsis: Ybrant Digital, the end-to-end provider of digital marketing solutions, announced the signing of the stock purchase agreement to acquire Lycos Inc., the leading brand of search based internet properties and services, from Daum Communications of Korea.
buyer: Ybrant Digital (BSE:532368:$325.42)
Ybrant Digital offers Digital Marketing solutions to businesses, agencies, and online publishers worldwide. With over 20 billion impressions a month, Ybrant's network serves leading brands such as SAP, Porsche, Ford, UPS, and Swissair. "
target parent: Daum Communications
target: Lycos, Inc. (:$325.42)
Lycos' award-winning products and services include tools for video viewing and sharing, social networking, blogging, web publishing and hosting, online games, e-mail, and search. Lycos consistently averages 12 - 15 million monthly unique visitors in the U.S.
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$36
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closed 7/29/2009 via BusinessWire

LG Holding Corporation, merged with Mikojo, Inc.

synopsis: Mikojo Inc., an Internet search engine company that develops and deploys innovative advanced information search products for consumer and enterprise solutions, announced that it has completed its merger with LG Holding Corporation.
buyer: LG Holding Corporation
LG Holding Corporation has no current business operations. "
target: Mikojo, Inc.
Mikojo is a leading provider of search services and technology. Mikojo improves the search experience for consumers by providing mechanisms for users to specify search queries that integrate multiple data sources on the Internet. Based in Foster City, Calif.
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closed 4/15/2008 via BusinessWire

AOL, LLC., acquired Sphere Source, Inc

synopsis: AOL has acquired Sphere Source, Inc., a leading provider of contextual-search tools which offers related content to publishers. Sphere will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of AOL as part of the company’s Programming division, which is led by Executive Vice President Bill Wilson.
buyer parent: Time Warner, Inc.
buyer: AOL, LLC. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL is a leading global Web services company with an extensive suite of brands and offerings and a substantial worldwide audience. AOL’s business spans online content, products and services that the company offers to consumers, publishers and advertisers. "
target: Sphere Source, Inc
Founded in 2005 and based in San Francisco, Sphere is focused on providing products that connect mainstream and conversational media content. Sphere’s contextual-search platform technology connects online content from blogs, video, media, photos and advertisements.
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closed 10/4/2006 via BusinessWire

Web2 Corp, acquired ByIndia.com

synopsis: Web2 Corp has completed its acquisition of www.ByIndia.com, adding a strategic property that it can enhance to capitalize on one of the fastest growing online communities in the world. Built by Indians for Indians, ByIndia.com has potential to dominate the search field in a country that promises to be the largest online population by 2010.
buyer: Web2 Corp (WBTO.OB:$0.00)
Web2 Corporation is an Internet technology marketing company focused on improving the ways people and businesses utilize the power of the Internet. We specialize in rapid creation and adaptation of technologies to address new markets of users by creating and simplifying useful products. "
target: ByIndia.com
Built by a small group of Indian programmers, ByIndia.com was designed to recognize the cultural and language issues of the world’s fourth-largest current Internet population.
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$0.38
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closed 5/30/2006 via BusinessWire

Marchex, Inc., acquired Open List, Inc.

synopsis: Marchex, Inc. today announced that it has acquired certain assets of Open List, Inc., including its robust content aggregation, search technology, and user-generated content platform that Marchex plans to deploy to its proprietary network of vertical and local Web sites.
buyer: Marchex, Inc. (MCHX:$100.67)
Marchex is an online technology company that helps merchants sell through search. The company is focused on search engine and contextual marketing, local search, and direct navigation. "
target: Open List, Inc.
Open List, Inc. was founded in 2003 to help people make better everyday decisions. To accomplish this, Open List interprets, structures and organizes the mass of relevant but highly fragmented information that exists on the Web today.
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$13
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closed 8/4/2011 via PR Newswire

Meltwater Group, acquired IceRocket.com, LLC

synopsis: Meltwater Group, one of the world's leading online media intelligence companies, announced the acquisition of IceRocket, a top social search engine. IceRocket offers market-leading blog search options for identifying trends, influencers, shared links and popular topics.
buyer: Meltwater Group
Meltwater Group is committed to challenging existing business models by introducing disruptive technologies. The Meltwater Group delivers B2B solutions based on search engine technology, cloud computing and search engine marketing. "
target: IceRocket.com, LLC
IceRocket, a privately owned and operated search engine, is a global leader in commercial search services on the Internet, providing new and more powerful ways for customers to find exactly what they are looking for using its innovative blog search technology.
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closed 4/22/2008 via PR Newswire

BuzzLogic, acquired Activeweave

synopsis: BuzzLogic, an online influence-targeting company and growing social media ad network, today announced its acquisition of Activeweave, the software company behind browser companion application BlogRovR.
buyer: BuzzLogic
BuzzLogic(R) is a technology company and growing ad network enabling marketers and publishers to harness online influence to create and execute effective social media growth strategies. BuzzLogic uses patented algorithms to identify influential online discussions on any topic. "
target: Activeweave
Activeweave's core product, the BlogRovR browser plug-in, allows users to view relevant content from their favorite bloggers as they browse the Internet. The application works as a personalized search engine; every time a user views a Web page, BlogRovR content from a list of pre-selected bloggers.
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closed 1/29/2008 via BusinessWire

Lijit Networks, acquired BigSwerve

synopsis: Lijit Networks, Inc., a company that provides revolutionary search tools and statistics for blog publishers, has announced the acquisition of BigSwerve, a leading startup in blog comment discovery. BigSwerve has crawled and indexed over 400 million comments from more than 3 million authors since its formation in 2006.
buyer: Lijit Networks
The Lijit Search Wijit gives readers the opportunity to actively search blog publishers’ posts, bookmarks, blogroll, and more, ensuring they only receive the most relevant search results from sources they trust. In return, publishers receive detailed search statistics. "
target: BigSwerve
BigSwerve is going to be the first company to release a well targeted application using Semantic Web technologies in the social media category — maybe for the consumer Internet altogether.
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closed 11/12/2007 via BusinessWire

AOL, LLC., acquired Yedda, Inc.

synopsis: AOL announced today that it has acquired Yedda, Inc., a leading semantic social search Questions and Answer service. Yedda will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of AOL.
buyer parent: Time Warner, Inc.
buyer: AOL, LLC. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL is a leading global Web services company with an extensive suite of brands and offerings and a substantial worldwide audience. AOL’s business spans online content, products and services that the company offers to consumers, publishers and advertisers. "
target: Yedda, Inc.
Yedda is a leading free Questions and Answer service. Yedda strives to merge the convenience and efficiency of search with the unlimited value of individual knowledge. Yedda connects knowledge seekers with knowledge sources over the Web, by bringing together relevant individuals.
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cancelled 4/13/2006 via

Think Partnership, Inc., cancelled an acquisition of IceRocket.com, LLC

synopsis: Think Partnership Inc. announced that the Company has entered into a letter of intent to acquire IceRocket.com, LLC, which operates a comprehensive real-time search engine that focuses on blogs and RSS, providing its visitors the latest in top news, business, technology, health, and sports stories.
buyer: Think Partnership, Inc. (AMEX:INUV:$83.58)
Inuvo is a leading provider of performance-based online marketing services that deliver customers to advertisers and revenue to publishers. Clients achieve their goals across marketing channels that include search, affiliate, lead generation and email. "
target: IceRocket.com, LLC
IceRocket, a privately owned and operated search engine, is a global leader in real-time search services on the Internet, providing new and more powerful ways for people to find exactly what they are looking for. IceRocket has innovative blog search technology to search the blogosphere.
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closed 2/1/2017 via BNC Analysis

Audioboom, acquired SONR News

synopsis: Audioboom Group PLC, the leading podcasting and on-demand audio platform for hosting, distributing and monetizing content, said it has completed its acquisition of SONR News Ltd, Sonr helps search across social networks, monitor accounts and keywords, and surface trending topics, all in one, easy to use dashboard.
buyer: Audioboom (AIM:BOOM:$0.59)
AudioBoom is the leading podcasting and on-demand audio platform for hosting, distributing and monetizing content. With offices in London, Melbourne, Mumbai and New York City, they host thousands of podcasts with top tier audio content producers from around the world. "
target: SONR News
Sonr helps search across social networks, monitor accounts and keywords, and surface trending topics as they pick up steam, all in one, easy to use dashboard. Using two proprietary forms of artificial intelligence, Sonr reduces the clutter of newsfeeds.
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announced 11/9/2014 via Company Press Release

Hottolink, Inc., will acquire Socialgist

synopsis: Hottolink has agreed to acquire Effyis, doing business as Socialgist. The company helps their users get access to the world’s social media data. They find it, index it, structure it and make it query-able. They do it at scale, on their own infrastructure and in their own data centers.
buyer: Hottolink, Inc. (TSE:3680:$8.88)
Hottolink's core competence is agent technology which crawls massive data on the internet, store them on the huge distributed database, search and analyze them rapidly, and create noble knowledge from them. "
target: Socialgist
Socialgist helps their users get access to the world’s social media data. They find it, index it, structure it and make it query-able. And they do it at scale, on their own infrastructure and in their own data centers, allowing the largest companies and largest brands in the world to rely on them.
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$22
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closed 1/19/2010 via PR Newswire

Time Inc., acquired StyleFeeder, Inc.

synopsis: Time Inc. announced that it has acquired StyleFeeder, a personal shopping engine that uses pattern recognition technology and its members' style preferences to make recommendations for clothing, shoes and accessories from thousands of online retailers. StyleFeeder will become part of the InStyle fam
buyer parent: Time Warner, Inc.
buyer: Time Inc. (NYSE:TIME:$2,884.00)
Time Inc. is one of the largest content companies in the world. With a portfolio of 22 U.S. magazines and 26 U.S. Web sites, including some of the world's most popular, powerful and trusted brands, it is the largest magazine publisher in the U.S., and a leading publisher in the U.K. and Mexico. "
target: StyleFeeder, Inc.
StyleFeeder is a personal shopping engine that helps consumers shop for apparel, accessories, shoes, furniture, home goods and gadgets. Combing through thousands of stores and over 14 million products, StyleFeeder finds things that match consumers' style using proprietary recommendation technology.
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closed 1/24/2020 via BusinessWire

Minute Media, acquired FanSided

synopsis: Minute Media, a leading global technology and digital publishing platform, has acquired FanSided from Meredith Corporation. FanSided is one of the fastest growing platforms of sports and lifestyle digital properties, with more than 300 destinations focused on specific professional sports teams, college sports, lifestyle trends, and more.
buyer: Minute Media
Minute Media is a leading media and technology brand focused on two main pillars—platform and content. Minute Media’s platform serves as the company’s foundation, powering its content as well as enabling the evolution of other market-leading digital media brands. "
target parent: Meredith Corporation
target: FanSided
FanSided is one of the fastest growing platforms of sports and lifestyle digital properties, with more than 300 destinations focused on specific professional sports teams, college sports, lifestyle trends, and more.
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announced 11/9/2018 via BNC Analysis

Chatchaval Jiaravanon, will acquire Fortune

synopsis: Meredith has an agreement to sell Fortune Magazine to Thailand-based entrepreneur Chatchaval Jiaravanon. Fortune is an American multinational business magazine headquartered in New York City, United States. In addition to its namesake magazine, FORTUNE publishes several digital newsletters.
buyer: Chatchaval Jiaravanon
Chatchaval Jiaravanon, a California-educated executive with almost no profile in the U.S. media business, is the executive chairman of Charoen Pokphand Group, Thailand's largest private company, with business interests ranging from telecommunications to 7-Eleven stores to meat processing. "
target parent: Meredith Corporation
target: Fortune
Fortune is an American multinational business magazine headquartered in New York City, United States. In addition to its namesake magazine, FORTUNE publishes several digital newsletters.
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announced 9/17/2018 via Wall Street Journal

Marc and Lynne Benioff, will acquire Time Magazine

synopsis: Marc Benioff, the chief executive of the software company Salesforce, and his wife, Lynne, said that they had agreed to buy Time magazine from Meredith Corporation. Time is an American weekly news magazine and news website published in New York City and founded in 1923.
buyer: Marc and Lynne Benioff
Marc Benioff is an American billionaire internet entrepreneur, author and philanthropist. He is the founder, chairman and co-CEO of Salesforce, an enterprise cloud computing company. Lynne Benioff is a philanthropist and married to Marc Benioff. "
target parent: Meredith Corporation
target: Time Magazine
Time is an American weekly news magazine and news website published in New York City and founded in 1923. An essential destination for reporting on the people, places and issues that matter, TIME captures the events that shape our lives through exceptional reporting, writing and photography.
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$190
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closed 1/3/2018 via BusinessWire

Essence Ventures LLC, acquired Essence Communications Inc.

synopsis: Essence Ventures LLC, an independent African-American owned company focused on merging content, community and commerce, announced its acquisition of multi-platform media company Essence Communications Inc. from Time Inc. Essence owns Essence Magazine, a hallmark for women’s empowerment.
buyer: Essence Ventures LLC
Essence Ventures LLC is an independent African-American owned company focused on merging content, community and commerce. It was founded by Richelieu Dennis, founder of the shampoo and body care company Shea Moisture. "
target parent: Time Inc.
target: Essence Communications Inc.
ESSENCE is a hallmark for women’s empowerment and a cultural beacon of pride and celebration of the diverse images and lifestyles of Black women. ESSENCE is an international destination for diverse storytelling and original content comprising beauty, fashion, lifestyle, entertainment and culture.
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closed 11/30/2017 via Company Press Release

Regent L.P., acquired Sunset Publishing Corporation

synopsis: Time Inc. announced the sale of Sunset to Regent L.P. Sunset is the defining lifestyle brand of the modern American West. Through magazines and books, events and experiences, and digital and social media, the iconic brand covers the region’s top destinations, food and wine experiences, home and garden trends, and personalities.
buyer: Regent L.P.
Regent is a global private equity firm focused on innovating and transforming businesses. The firm’s mission is to create long-term value for its partners, the companies it invests in and the communities in which it works. Regent’s investments operate in a wide array of industry verticals. "
target parent: Time Inc.
target: Sunset Publishing Corporation
Sunset is the defining lifestyle brand of the modern American West. Through magazines and books, events and experiences, and digital and social media, the iconic brand covers the region’s top destinations, food and wine experiences, home and garden trends, and personalities.
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announced 11/26/2017 via PR Newswire

Meredith Corporation, will acquire Time Inc.

synopsis: Meredith Corporation announced that it has entered into a binding agreement to acquire all outstanding shares of Time Inc., one of the world's most influential media companies. Time Inc. is home to 100 iconic news and culture brands like People, Sports Illustrated, Time, InStyle, Real Simple, Food & Wine, and Fortune.
buyer: Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP:$3,139.30)
Meredith Corporation has been committed to service journalism for 115 years. Meredith uses multiple distribution platforms – including broadcast television, print, digital, mobile and video – to provide consumers with content they desire and to deliver the messages of its advertising partners. "
target: Time Inc. (NYSE:TIME:$2,884.00)
Time Inc. is one of the world's most influential media companies. Through their 100 news and culture brands, consumers & marketers can leverage the power of Time Inc.’s stories every day, every hour, on every platform, from every angle, at the best possible moment.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,902 [$2,793]
rev ($mm)
$2,884
EBITDA ($mm)
$388
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closed 7/27/2017 via Company Press Release

inVNT, LLC, acquired inVNT, LLC

synopsis: INVNT, a global brand communications agency, announced that its founding partners, Scott Cullather and Kristina McCoobery, have purchased the agency from its former parent company, Time Inc. INVNT creates and produces brand engagements for every audience segment – employees, customers, partners, investors, members, the press and consumers.
buyer: inVNT, LLC
inVNT is a global brand communications agency. They collaborate with brands and organizations to launch products, build brand allegiance, strengthen relations, create demand and align organizations with target audiences worldwide. "
target parent: Time Inc.
target: inVNT, LLC
inVNT is a global brand communications agency. They collaborate with brands and organizations to launch products, build brand allegiance, strengthen relations, create demand and align organizations with target audiences worldwide.
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announced 1/23/2017 via BusinessWire

Viant Technology Inc, will acquire Adelphic Mobile

synopsis: Time Inc.’s Viant Technology, a people-based advertising technology company, has signed an agreement to acquire Adelphic, a company that provides a mobile-first, cross-channel programmatic advertising platform. Adelphic’s self-service media planning and execution tools will bolster Viant’s people-based data and analytics offerings.
buyer parent: Time Inc.
buyer: Viant Technology Inc
Viant Technology is the premier people-based advertising technology company, enabling marketers to plan, execute and measure their digital media investments through a cloud-based platform. The Viant Advertising Cloud™ provides marketers with access to over 1.2 billion registered users. "
target: Adelphic Mobile
Adelphic Mobile is a mobile and cross-channel programmatic advertising platform connecting brands to consumers and enabling meaningful engagement with individual people. With Adelphic, marketers can influence consumer behavior in real time, maximizing the return on their mobile investment.
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closed 9/7/2016 via BusinessWire

Synapse Group, Inc., acquired Bizrate Insights

synopsis: Time Inc. announced its acquisition of Bizrate Insights, a voice of the consumer data company that specializes in developing rich consumer insights by extending its online and mobile surveys across partner sites. Bizrate Insights will be integrated into Time Inc.’s Synapse Group, Inc., an affinity marketing subsidiary based in Stamford, CT.
buyer parent: Time Inc.
buyer: Synapse Group, Inc.
Synapse Group, Inc., a Time Inc. company, is a cross-channel affinity marketing company. With access to over 700 consumer titles, Synapse develops self-funded marketing programs that help some of the world’s largest consumer companies build brand loyalty, acquire new customers, and increase revenue."
target parent: Symphony Technology Group
target: Bizrate Insights
Bizrate Insights’ omni-device buyer and abandonment surveys are deployed across more than 2,500 retail websites in North America and Europe to develop voice of the consumer insights.
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closed 7/13/2016 via Company Press Release

Time Inc. UK, acquired Collective UK

synopsis: Time Inc. UK, Britain’s leading publisher of print and digital magazine content, has acquired Collective Europe Limited, which trades as Collective UK, the leading provider of premium digital creative advertising solutions.
buyer parent: Time Inc.
buyer: Time Inc. UK
Time Inc. UK is Britain’s leading publisher of print and digital magazine content. With more than 50 iconic brands – including Decanter, Country Life, Horse & Hound – Time Inc. UK creates content for multiple platforms, across print, online, mobile, tablets and experiences. "
target parent: Collective Media
target: Collective UK
Collective Media UK is a leading data-driven, programmatic advertising company that connects brand marketers to audiences with personalized ad experiences across screens and formats.
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closed 5/25/2016 via BNC Analysis

Spil Games, acquired Mousebreaker

synopsis: Spil Games, a top publisher and distributor of casual mobile and web games, has acquired Mousebreaker.com, a browser game portal, from Time Inc. UK. Mousebreaker.com is amongst the biggest UK flash games website, with over 4,500,000 unique users per month.
buyer: Spil Games
With 100 million active users, Spil Games is a top publisher and distributor of casual mobile and web games. They are experts in marketing, monetization, localization and game technology for developers. "
target parent: Time Inc.
target: Mousebreaker
Mousebreaker is a UK based casual games website founded in 2001. One of the earliest browser game portals, the site earned a reputation in terms of publishing sports and, in particular, football games.
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closed 5/24/2016 via BusinessWire

Time Inc., acquired CCI Asia-Pacific Ltd.

synopsis: Time Inc. announced the acquisition of CCI Asia-Pacific Ltd., the Hong Kong-based publisher of Fortune China, Fortune’s Chinese-language edition. CCI Asia-Pacific Ltd., a regional business publisher established in 1975, has grown Fortune China into a trusted source of management insight and advice for executives based in China.
buyer: Time Inc. (NYSE:TIME:$2,884.00)
Time Inc. is one of the world's leading media companies, with a monthly global print audience of over 120 million and worldwide digital properties that attract more than 150 million visitors each month, including over 60 websites. "
target: CCI Asia-Pacific Ltd.
CCI Asia-Pacific Ltd. was established in Hong Kong in 1975 to address China's anticipated demand for international business and technical information. CCI is a pioneer among publishers of business to business magazines for the China market.
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closed 4/20/2016 via BusinessWire

Sports Illustrated Play, acquired Tourney Machine

synopsis: Sports Illustrated Play (SI Play) has acquired Iowa-based Tourney Machine, a leader in tournament management and scheduling software. Tourney Machine will provide a state-of-the-art tournament management product that is the perfect complement to SI Play’s core league and team management and in-game scoring capabilities.
buyer parent: Time Inc.
buyer: Sports Illustrated Play
SI Play brings together industry leaders in sports software around a simple yet ambitious goal: to connect the world of youth sports. SI Play supports more than 10 million active users across a wide range of sports, geographies and age ranges through its digital products and services. "
target: Tourney Machine
Tourney Machine has managed more than 780,000 games across 8,000 tournaments, including participation from 393,000 teams and 3 million players. Its software suite is used for a range of youth sports competitions, such as basketball, baseball, lacrosse, softball, soccer and volleyball.
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announced 4/1/2016 via PR Newswire

TZP Group LLC, will acquire This Old House Ventures, LLC

synopsis: Eric Thorkilsen and TZP Growth Partners l, L.P., a New York-based private equity fund, announced that they have entered into an agreement with Time Inc. to acquire This Old House Ventures, LLC. This Old House offers homeowners trusted information and expert advice through two highly rated and award-winning television series.
buyer: TZP Group LLC
TZP Group, a private equity firm, is focused on investments in business and consumer services companies. TZP targets companies with solid historical profitability and sustainable value propositions and aims to be a "Partner of Choice" for business owners and management teams. "
target parent: Time Inc.
target: This Old House Ventures, LLC
A leading multi-platform home improvement brand, This Old House offers homeowners trusted information and expert advice through two highly rated and award-winning television series, one of the category's leading online destinations, a highly-regarded magazine and comprehensive line of books.
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closed 2/17/2016 via BusinessWire

Time Inc., acquired /DRIVE

synopsis: Time Inc. announced the acquisition of YouTube channel /DRIVE along with its associated websites and content libraries. /DRIVE is a digital pioneer renowned for its adventurous, personality-driven automotive coverage. To date, /DRIVE has amassed hundreds of millions of video views and over 1 million YouTube subscribers.
buyer: Time Inc. (NYSE:TIME:$2,884.00)
Time Inc. is one of the world's leading media companies, with a monthly global print audience of over 120 million and worldwide digital properties that attract more than 150 million visitors each month, including over 60 websites. "
target: /DRIVE
/DRIVE is a Youtube Channel which celebrates the culture of cars, taking their audience on the road, to the races, to the factories, to the studios -- and to other places car lovers have always wanted to go, but never had the chance.
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closed 2/17/2016 via BusinessWire

Time Inc., acquired FastLaneDaily

synopsis: Time Inc. announced the acquisition of YouTube channel FastLaneDaily (FLD) along with its associated website and content library. FLD is a digital pioneer renowned for its adventurous, personality-driven automotive coverage. To date, FLD has amassed hundreds of millions of video views and over 300,000 YouTube subscribers.
buyer: Time Inc. (NYSE:TIME:$2,884.00)
Time Inc. is one of the world's leading media companies, with a monthly global print audience of over 120 million and worldwide digital properties that attract more than 150 million visitors each month, including over 60 websites. "
target: FastLaneDaily
Fast Lane Daily (FLD) is an Internet-based video newscast about the automotive industry bringing its viewers Fast and Fresh content. FLD is one of the first Internet Video Networks established. Their first episode aired in 2007 and they have produced over 1,500 episodes on Youtube.
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closed 3/2/2016 via BusinessWire

Time Inc., acquired Viant Technology Inc

synopsis: Time Inc., one of the world's leading media companies, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Viant Technology Inc. Viant is the premier people-based advertising technology company, enabling marketers to plan, execute and measure their digital media investments through a cloud-based platform.
buyer: Time Inc. (NYSE:TIME:$2,884.00)
Time Inc. is one of the world's leading media companies, with a monthly global print audience of over 120 million and worldwide digital properties that attract more than 150 million visitors each month, including over 60 websites. "
target: Viant Technology Inc
Viant is the premier people-based advertising technology company, enabling marketers to plan, execute and measure their digital media investments through a cloud-based platform. The Viant Advertising Cloud™ provides marketers with access to over 1.2 billion registered users.
price ($mm)
$155
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closed 10/27/2015 via BusinessWire

Time Inc. UK, acquired ICHF Events

synopsis: Time Inc. (UK) Ltd. announced that it has acquired International Craft & Hobby Fair Limited (ICHF Events), an events business specialising in trade and consumer events in the crafts arena. ICHF Events is the UK market leader in the sector, running a programme of 24 consumer and trade crafting shows held at major UK exhibition centres.
buyer parent: Time Inc.
buyer: Time Inc. UK
Time Inc. UK is Britain’s leading publisher of print and digital magazine content. With more than 60 iconic brands – including Decanter, Country Life, Horse & Hound, NME, and What's on TV – Time Inc. UK creates content for multiple platforms, across print, online, mobile, tablets and experiences. "
target: ICHF Events
ICHF Events (International Craft & Hobby Fair Ltd) was established in 1976. Initially concentrating on two trade exhibitions, the company quickly grew and has continued to expand during its four decades of trading to now run 24 exhibitions within the creative craft and hobby industry.
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closed 10/19/2015 via BusinessWire

Time Inc., acquired HelloGiggles

synopsis: Time Inc., one of the world's leading media companies, announced its acquisition of HelloGiggles, a mobile and social-first millennial women's brand covering pop culture, relationships, beauty, fashion and other lifestyle categories from a positive point of view.
buyer: Time Inc. (NYSE:TIME:$2,884.00)
Time Inc. is one of the world's leading media companies, with a monthly global print audience of over 120 million and worldwide digital properties that attract more than 140 million visitors each month, including over 60 websites. Their brands include People, Sports Illustrated and Time. "
target: HelloGiggles
HelloGiggles is an online community for women covering the latest in culture, female empowerment, relationships, friendship, careers, and news that matters most to young women’s lives. A platform for writers and artists to share, HelloGiggles welcomes reader contributions and publishes them daily.
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closed 7/8/2015 via BusinessWire

Sports Illustrated Play, acquired LeagueAthletics.com, LLC

synopsis: Sports Illustrated Play, a new Time Inc. business devoted to youth and amateur sports, has acquired League Athletics, based in Tucson, AZ which operates digital management tools that post game scores, keep track of schedules, statistics and standings and enable participants to register and communicate regularly.
buyer parent: Time Inc.
buyer: Sports Illustrated Play
Sports Illustrated Play is a Time Inc. business devoted to youth and amateur sports. "
target: LeagueAthletics.com, LLC
LeagueAthletics.com, LLC is a privately owned, independent and self-funded company. They love developing software solutions for sports organizations and work extremely hard to make their customers happy. They're changing the way volunteers manage sports leagues LeagueAthletics.
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closed 3/18/2020 via BNC Analysis

Hop Culture, acquired The Hop Review, LLC

synopsis: Hop Culture Magazine, an online lifestyle magazine that connects the millennial demographic to the forefront of the craft beer industry, has acquired The Hop Review, an online beer magazine. The Hop Review offers high quality content, interviews, and photography from some of the best brewers and distributors around Chicago, the Midwest and beyond.
buyer: Hop Culture
Hop Culture is an online lifestyle magazine that connects the millennial demographic to the forefront of the craft beer industry. Hop Culture publishes high-quality editorials about regional beers, beer related products, beer culture, and key people in the beer industry. "
target: The Hop Review, LLC
The Hop Review is an online beer magazine. The Hop Review aims to provide worthwhile content to craft beer fanatics. They offer high quality content, interviews, and photography from some of the best brewers, shop owners, distributors and brand managers around Chicago, the Midwest and beyond.
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announced 3/18/2020 via BNC Analysis

StreetWise will be merged with YWCA Metropolitan Chicago,

synopsis: StreetWise, the not-for-profit organization famously known for the magazine sold by the homeless and others at-risk, will become a unit of the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago. StreetWise magazine raises awareness on the impact of poverty and homelessness in Chicago, across the nation, and around the world.
buyer: YWCA Metropolitan Chicago
Founded in 1876, YWCA Metropolitan Chicago is a social enterprise committed to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. "
target: StreetWise
StreetWise is the not-for-profit organization famously known for the magazine sold by the homeless and others at-risk. The magazine raises awareness on the impact of poverty and homelessness in Chicago, across the nation, and around the world.
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closed 3/13/2020 via BNC Analysis

Outdooractive, acquired mountNpass

synopsis: Outdooractive, Europe’s largest outdoor portal for hiking, cycling, mountain biking and skiing, has acquired mountNpass, a digital cycling network in France. mountNpass enables cyclists to discover the best cycling and mountain biking routes in France and Europe. The platform provides guides for destinations, amenities, and cycling clubs.
buyer: Outdooractive
Outdooractive is Europe’s largest outdoor portal for hiking, cycling, mountain biking and skiing. Outdooractive provides countless trails, tracks and route suggestions with detailed descriptions and photos. Their travel guides and app allow people to easily plan their routes and discover the world. "
target: mountNpass
mountNpass is a digital cycling network in France. mountNpass enables cyclists of all experience levels to discover the best cycling and mountain biking routes in France and Europe. The platform provides guides for destinations, amenities, and cycling clubs.
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closed 3/11/2020 via Company Press Release

Palm Beach Media Group, acquired Aventura Magazine

synopsis: Palm Beach Media Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hour Media, and publisher of Palm Beach Illustrated, Naples Illustrated, and Florida Design, has acquired the assets of Aventura Magazine from Stern Bloom Media. Aventura Magazine reflects the essence of the South Florida lifestyle: culture, finance, travel, dining, fashion, and more.
buyer parent: Hour Media, LLC
buyer: Palm Beach Media Group
Palm Beach Media Group is a proven leader in publishing excellence. The company produces 11 magazines and three websites in the ultra-luxury market—its two flagship monthlies, Palm Beach Illustrated (founded in 1952) and Naples Illustrated (founded in 1998). "
target parent: Stern Bloom Media
target: Aventura Magazine
AVENTURA Magazine reflects the essence of the South Florida lifestyle: culture, finance, travel, dining, fashion, society and more. AVENTURA Magazine is the most efficient way to target readers seeking authentic life experiences and informative reporting relevant to the South Florida lifestyle.
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announced 3/4/2020 via BNC Analysis

Jonathan Sposato, will acquire Seattle Magazine

synopsis: Seattle tech veteran Jonathan Sposato is acquiring Seattle magazine. Sposato is buying the glossy monthly from Tiger Oak Media. Seattle Magazine celebrates the city’s status as the birthplace of technology, innovation and trends.
buyer: Jonathan Sposato
Jonathan Sposato is a Seattle tech veteran. He is the chairman of PicMonkey, the online photo editing service. As an entrepreneur he sold two startups to Google — Picnik and Phatbits. "
target parent: Tiger Oak Media
target: Seattle Magazine
Through award-winning photography and stories, Seattle Magazine celebrates the city’s status as the birthplace of technology, innovation and trends; the surrounding natural beauty; and its pioneering spirit. Seattle magazine was founded in 1966 by Harriet Bullitt.
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closed 2/13/2020 via BNC Analysis

RV Life Network, acquired Camper Report

synopsis: RV Life Network, a digital network of over 30 RV websites, has acquired Camper Report from Income School, an internet marketing company that teaches people how to create an internet business. Camper Report is a website focused on RVs and campers. Camper Report offers over 700 articles that are dedicated to RVing and camping.
buyer parent: Social Knowledge LLC
buyer: RV Life Network
RV Life Network is a digital network of over 30 RV websites with an annual audience of tens of millions of readers. RV Life Network operates some of the most popular RV websites including: RVLife.com, DoItYourselfRV.com, CampgroundReviews.com, and iRV2.com "
target parent: Income School LLC
target: Camper Report
Camper Report is a website focused on RVs and campers. Camper Report offers over 700 articles that are dedicated to RVing and camping. The site provides product reviews, tips on cool locations to visit, and news about the latest trailers and RVs.
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closed 12/30/2019 via BNC Analysis

Sonoma Media Investments, LLC, acquired Sonoma County Gazette

synopsis: Sonoma Media Investments, an independent, privately-owned multimedia company based in Santa Rosa, has acquired Sonoma County Gazette, a free hyperlocal magazine that relies upon article submissions from local residents and is published monthly reaching more than 150,000 readers a month in print and on-line. It is based in Sonoma County, California.
buyer: Sonoma Media Investments, LLC
Sonoma Media Investments (SMI) is an independent, privately-owned multimedia company based in Santa Rosa. Formed in 2012 by a consortium of local investors who recognize the value of quality local journalism, SMI is home to the most-read publications and websites north of San Francisco. "
target: Sonoma County Gazette
Sonoma County Gazette is a free hyperlocal magazine that relies upon article submissions from local residents and is published monthly reaching more than 150,000 readers a month in print and on-line. It is based in Sonoma County, California.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Palm Beach Media Group, acquired Gulfstream Media Group

synopsis: The Palm Beach Media Group, a leading magazine publisher, has acquired Gulfstream Media Group, a magazine publisher in South Florida. Gulfstream Media Group's flagship magazine, Gold Coast, is a regional lifestyle magazine that covers the Fort Lauderdale area. The group also publishes Florida Home & Garden, an interior design magazine.
buyer parent: Hour Media, LLC
buyer: Palm Beach Media Group
Palm Beach Media Group is a proven leader in publishing excellence. The company produces 11 magazines and three websites in the ultra-luxury market—its two flagship monthlies, Palm Beach Illustrated (founded in 1952) and Naples Illustrated (founded in 1998). "
target: Gulfstream Media Group
Gulfstream Media Group is a magazine publisher in South Florida. Gulfstream Media Group's flagship magazine, Gold Coast, is a regional lifestyle magazine that covers the Fort Lauderdale area. The group also publishes Florida Home & Garden, an interior design magazine.
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closed 12/4/2019 via PR Newswire

Media Central Corporation Inc., acquired NOW Magazine

synopsis: Media Central Corporation Inc. announced the acquisition of NOW Magazine, nowtoronto.com and related assets from owner, NOW Communications Inc. NOW Magazine reaches 510,000 average weekly unique readers in Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area with an average household income of $77,471.
buyer: Media Central Corporation Inc. (CNSX:FLYY:$0.00)
Media Central is a Canadian alternative media company. By consolidating the currently fragmented independent media markets, Media Central unites the influencers, tastemakers and culture leaders of the world and is strategically positioned to become a competitive global media publishing company. "
target: NOW Magazine
Now Magazine is one of the largest circulation alternative weekly news publication in Canada. They produce a high-quality, independent and fearless news and entertainment weekly publication and website, both providing reliable sources of social, cultural, political and environmental information.
price ($mm)
$1.51
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.5x
EV / EBITDA
announced 11/26/2019 via Company Press Release

Nobutaka Suzuki, will acquire PROTO Taiwan

synopsis: Proto Corporation has finalized a deal to transfer its shares in its subsidiary Proto Taiwan to Nobutaka Suzuki, the company's director and president. Proto Taiwan engages in the publication of automotive magazines. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in New Taipei City, Taiwan.
buyer: Nobutaka Suzuki
Nobutaka Suzuki is the director and president of Proto Taiwan, a company that engages in the publication of automotive magazines. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in New Taipei City, Taiwan. "
target parent: Proto Corp.
target: PROTO Taiwan
PROTO Taiwan., CO Ltd. engages in the publication of automotive magazines. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in New Taipei City, Taiwan.
price ($mm)
$239
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
108.2x
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/22/2019 via BNC Analysis

Michelin Guide, acquired Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

synopsis: MICHELIN Guide is a French-based guide that now rates over 30,000 establishments in over 30 territories across three continents, has acquired The Wine Advocate, the leading wine publication influencing serious wine buyers and essential reading for both wine professionals and enthusiasts.
buyer parent: Michelin
buyer: Michelin Guide
Thanks to its serious and unique approach, the MICHELIN Guides became best-sellers without equals: the guide now rates over 30,000 establishments in over 30 territories across three continents, and more than 30 million MICHELIN Guides have been sold worldwide since. "
target: Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
The Wine Advocate is the leading wine publication influencing serious wine buyers and essential reading for both wine professionals and enthusiasts. Offering detailed consumer advice, it gives readers invaluable information on the world of wine as well as a wealth of reviews from unbiased experts.
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closed 11/6/2019 via BNC Analysis

The Business Post, purchased Three Magazines from Irish Studio

synopsis: The Business Post Media Group (BPMG), publisher of the Sunday Business Post newspaper, has acquired a number of magazines from Irish Studio. The group has bought Irish Tatler, Food & Wine, and Auto Ireland.
buyer parent: Kilcullen Kapital Partners
buyer: The Business Post
The Business Post is Ireland’s leading business, economic and political newspaper. The Business Post Digital platform provides independent insight, commentary and analysis of the important stories and issues across a broad spectrum of topics: business, finance, politics, technology, and more. "
seller: Irish Studio
The acquisition includes the magazines Irish Tatler, Food & Wine, and Auto Ireland from Irish Studio. Irish Studio is the premier, cross-platform digital media company with a global reach of over 10 million.
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closed 10/23/2019 via PR Newswire

Ad Practitioners, acquired Money.com

synopsis: Ad Practitioners, LLC has acquired Money.com from Meredith Corporation. Money is a personal finance brand and website. Based in New York City, its articles cover the gamut of personal finance topics ranging from investing, saving, retirement and taxes to family finance issues like paying for college, credit, career and home improvement.
buyer: Ad Practitioners
Founded in 2016, Ad Practitioners matches world-class brands with engaged audiences across over 150 categories, from personal finance, health, home, and lifestyle to insurance, software and beyond. The Company owns a portfolio of digital brands, including ConsumersAdvocate.org. "
target parent: Meredith Corporation
target: Money.com
Money is a personal finance brand and website. Money is based in New York City. Its articles cover the gamut of personal finance topics ranging from investing, saving, retirement and taxes to family finance issues like paying for college, credit, career and home improvement.
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announced 10/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

Bauer Media Group, will acquire Pacific Magazines Pty Limited

synopsis: Seven West Media has sold New Idea publisher Pacific Magazines to Woman's Day home Bauer Media as the television broadcaster looks to focus on a digital strategy. Pacific Magazines is one of Australia’s most innovative audience companies. Portfolio highlights include Australia’s most powerful multimedia brand, Better Homes & Gardens.
buyer: Bauer Media Group
Bauer Media Group publishes magazines, makes radio programmes and designs digital formats in 20 countries on four continents. Bauer Media Group's portfolio consists of over 600 magazines worldwide, more than 400 digital media outlets, and over 100 radio and TV stations. "
target parent: Seven West Media Limited
target: Pacific Magazines Pty Limited
Pacific Magazines is one of Australia’s most innovative audience companies. Portfolio highlights include Australia’s most powerful multimedia brand, Better Homes & Gardens, and three of the top five biggest magazine brands in the Australia (Better Homes & Gardens, New Idea & that’s life!).
price ($mm)
$27
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EV / rev
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announced 9/25/2019 via New York Times

Vox Media, Inc., will acquire New York Media

synopsis: Vox Media, one of the fastest growing media companies, combining the best content, technology, and distribution capabilities, will acquired New York Media, a media company that publishes beloved and influential brands, including the groundbreaking magazine New York, which is published biweekly in print and, digitally.
buyer: Vox Media, Inc.
Vox Media, Inc. is one of the fastest growing media companies, combining the best content, technology, and distribution capabilities to connect with an audience of 150mm people each month who rely on them for a modern, intelligent take on the world around them. "
target parent: New York Media Holdings, LLC
target: New York Media
New York Media obsessively chronicles the ideas, people, and cultural events that are forever reshaping the world. They publish beloved and influential brands, including the groundbreaking magazine New York, which is published biweekly in print and, digitally.
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closed 9/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Source Creation International, acquired Winto Group (Holdings) Limited

synopsis: Source Creation International, an investment holding company in Hong Kong, has acquired a 74% stake in Winto Group (Holdings) Limited, a Hong Kong-based company engaged in outdoor advertising and print media. Winto Group offers various outdoor advertising services and publishes automobile and lifestyle magazines.
buyer: Source Creation International
Source Creation International is an investment holding company in Hong Kong. Source Creation International is directly owned by Lui Man Wah, a Chinese businessman that has over 10 years of experience in financial institutions. "
target: Winto Group (Holdings) Limited (SEHK:8238:$2.12)
Winto Group (Holdings) Limited is a Hong Kong-based company engaged in outdoor advertising and print media. Winto Group's outdoor advertising business offers billboard, outdoor LED display, and vehicle advertising services. Their print media business includes automobile and lifestyle magazines.
price ($mm)[EV]
$4.50 [$6.10]*
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.7x
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/30/2019 via BNC Analysis

Great Bowery, acquired Coveteur

synopsis: Great Bowery, the parent company of several talent and photo licensing agencies, has acquired digital media company Coveteur. Founded in Toronto, Coveteur covers beauty, health and wellness, travel, and other fashion lifestyle-adjacent topics through images, written content, and video.
buyer: Great Bowery
Great Bowery brings together the leading agencies in the fashion and luxury image making industries, uniting seasoned executives and iconic talent including photographers, directors, stylists, hair & make-up artists, creative directors, illustrators, set designers, and other related creatives. "
target: Coveteur
Coveteur is a digital media company offering a behind-the-scenes look at all things fashion, beauty, health and wellness, travel, and lifestyle. Coveteur is known for its stunning photography, award-winning writing, and an intimate look at luxury lifestyles and global tastemakers.
price ($mm)
$15
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/22/2019 via BNC Analysis

Podimo, acquired BesserFM

synopsis: Podimo, a Danish company that brings users the podcasts they already know and love, as well as lots of exclusive content, has acquired BesserFM, Germany's first podcast magazine that curates culturally moving, socially relevant and intellectually entertaining audio series.
buyer: Podimo
Headquartered in Denmark, Podimo brings users the podcasts they already know and love, as well as lots of exclusive content from both well-known and brand-new hosts. Their mission is to build a new, fair ecosystem for podcasters that rewards creators for making content that people want to hear. "
target: BesserFM
Headquartered in Germany, BesserFM is the world's first podcast magazine. They curate culturally moving, socially relevant and intellectually entertaining audio series. At the same time they bring celebrated US shows to Germany and translate them for users.
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closed 8/22/2019 via Company Press Release

p1440, acquired Volleyballmag.com

synopsis: p1440, the digital media company co-founded by 5x Olympian Kerri Walsh Jennings, announced the acquisition of Volleyballmag.com, the leading source for volleyball news for more than 40 years. Volleyballmag.com covers volleyball on all fronts every day, from NCAA women’s and men’s indoors, to college and pro beach.
buyer: p1440
p1440 is a digital platform exclusively built around beach volleyball co-founded by three-time Olympic Gold Medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings. p1440 delivers unmatched digital content, offering hundreds of hours of live-streamed action, world-class training, nutrition and wellness resources. "
target: Volleyballmag.com
Volleyballmag.com has been the leading source for volleyball industry news for more than 40 years. Volleyballmag.com covers volleyball on all fronts every day, from NCAA women’s and men’s indoors, to college and pro beach, to the pros and USA national teams.
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closed 7/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

Yankee Publishing, Inc., acquired Family Tree Magazine

synopsis: Yankee Publishing Inc., the publisher of Yankee, The Old Farmer’s Almanac, and New Hampshire magazine has acquired Family Tree magazine from F+W Media. Family Tree—with its print magazine, website, online classes, and conferences, and web store—serves a passionate audience of genealogy enthusiasts.
buyer: Yankee Publishing, Inc.
Yankee Publishing Inc. (YPI) is an independent publisher of magazines, websites, books, calendars, and other periodicals including Yankee: New England’s Magazine. YPI also owns the nation’s oldest continuously produced periodical, The Old Farmer’s Almanac, and subsidiary McLean Communications. "
target parent: Tinicum Capital Partners LP
target: Family Tree Magazine
Family Tree Magazine is for those who want to discover, preserve, and celebrate their roots. It covers all areas of potential interest to family history enthusiasts, reaching beyond strict genealogy research to include ethnic heritage, DNA testing, record finding, organizational tips, and more.
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Ticker: TSE:3680
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hottolink, Inc.
Hottolink's core competence is agent technology which crawls massive data on the internet, store them on the huge distributed database, search and analyze them rapidly, and create noble knowledge from them.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$8.88
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$1.38
Net Income ($mm)
$0.57
Employees
28
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Ticker: OTCPK:FONU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
FonU2
FonU2
FonU2, a developer of mobile applications bringing sellers and buyers of services and products together in real time. Its mobile service provides a destination for sellers and buyers to list and search for services/products, schedule appointments, and make payments.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$0.32
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.00)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.00)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5
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Ticker: TSE:3659
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NEXON Co., Ltd.
NEXON Co., Ltd.
Based in Japan, NEXON Co. is a global leader in online games, with more than 100 live games operated across more than 190 countries. Nexon pioneered micro-transactions and the free-to-play business model, and is widely credited with unmatched global expertise in sophisticated live game operations.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,372.01
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,035.14
EBIT ($mm)
$970.78
Net Income ($mm)
$1,059.35
Employees
6441
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Ticker: KOSDAQ:A263750
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pearl Abyss
Pearl Abyss
Pearl Abyss is the Korean studio behind the hit PC MMORPG Black Desert Online, which was named MMORPG of the Year in 2016. Since the company's founding in 2010, it has successfully launched its game in South Korea, Japan, Russia, North/South America, Europe, Taiwan, and 100 other countries.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$104.01
EBITDA ($mm)
$58.85
EBIT ($mm)
$57.44
Net Income ($mm)
$43.97
Employees
0
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Ticker: WSE:MGS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Macro Games S.A.
Macro Games S.A.
Macro Games S.A. is a Polish company that operates CSCenter.pl and MyCraft.pl, gaming websites that provide the latest news, videos and live streams for the games Counter-Strike and Minecraft. The company produces games as well, mainly in the MMORPG genre using a free-to-play business model.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$1.24
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.25
EBIT ($mm)
$0.14
Net Income ($mm)
$0.06
Employees
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Ticker: KOSDAQ:A299910
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vespa Inc
Vespa Inc
Vespa, Inc is a leading game developer based in Seoul, South Korea. They are the creators behind "King’s Raid", a mobile game that’s available on all app stores.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$109.59
EBITDA ($mm)
$25.02
EBIT ($mm)
$24.85
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: KOSDAQ:A060240
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Longtu Korea Inc.
Longtu Korea Inc.
Longtu Korea Inc. is an Android game developer that has been active since 2015. The current app portfolio contains 4 games. Longtu Korea is known for its popular mobile MMORPG Sword and Magic.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$53.10
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.05
EBIT ($mm)
$0.42
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
77
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Ticker: FB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Facebook
Facebook
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$70,697.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$29,727.00
EBIT ($mm)
$23,986.00
Net Income ($mm)
$18,485.00
Employees
44942
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Ticker: SEHK:700
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tencent Holdings Ltd.
Tencent Holdings Ltd.
Tencent Holdings Limited is an investment holding company involved in providing internet and mobile value-added services (VAS), online advertising services and e-commerce transactions services
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$53,544.27
EBITDA ($mm)
$21,652.02
EBIT ($mm)
$15,948.80
Net Income ($mm)
$13,242.41
Employees
60860
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Ticker: TSE:2121
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mixi, Inc.
Mixi, Inc.
mixi, Inc. is an information technology (IT) company that has two business segments. The Social Net segment operates a Website for social networking services (SNSs) under the site name mixi. The Find Job! segment operates a job advertising site under the name Find Job!
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,098.60
EBITDA ($mm)
$236.69
EBIT ($mm)
$223.23
Net Income ($mm)
$144.76
Employees
960
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Ticker: LSE:MAIL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mail.Ru LLC
Mail.Ru LLC
Mail.Ru Group develops Internet communications and entertainment services in Russia and globally. Today, the company operates Russian language social networks Vkontakte (VK), Odnoklassniki (OK) and Moi Mir (My World), instant messenger services in Russia — Agent Mail.Ru and ICQ and more.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,091.82
EBITDA ($mm)
$26.09
EBIT ($mm)
($73.95)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3463
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Ticker: TSE:3632
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gree, Inc.
Gree, Inc.
GREE develops games at its studios in Japan, North America, and South Korea, producing high-ranking titles in the app markets of each region. The company was founded in 2004.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$703.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$97.60
EBIT ($mm)
$85.11
Net Income ($mm)
$42.53
Employees
1416
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Ticker: BSE:532368
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lycos Internet Limited
Lycos Internet Limited
Lycos Internet Limited has evolved from one of the first search engines on the web into a digital media powerhouse with three major divisions: LYCOS Media, LYCOS Advertising, and LYCOS Life (consumer products division). The company employs over 500 people working out of 24 offices worldwide.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$325.42
EBITDA ($mm)
$91.06
EBIT ($mm)
$88.24
Net Income ($mm)
$58.21
Employees
1000
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Ticker: NYSE:MDP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Meredith Corporation
Meredith Corporation
Meredith Corporation has been committed to service journalism for 115 years. Meredith uses multiple distribution platforms – including broadcast television, print, digital, mobile and video – to provide consumers with content they desire and to deliver the messages of its advertising partners.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,139.30
EBITDA ($mm)
$671.10
EBIT ($mm)
$428.70
Net Income ($mm)
$35.40
Employees
5615
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Ticker: RCSM.MI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RCS MediaGroup
RCS MediaGroup
RCS MediaGroup is a multimedia publishing group that operates in daily newspapers, magazines and books, radio broadcasting, new media and digital TV. It is also one of the leading operators in the advertisement sales & distribution markets.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$1,988.19
EBITDA ($mm)
$37.78
EBIT ($mm)
($69.92)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4134
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Ticker: ASX:NEC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nine Entertainment Co. Pty Ltd.
Nine Entertainment Co. Pty Ltd.
Nine Entertainment Co. is a leading media and entertainment group focused on the delivery of premium video content to all Australians. NEC delivers its content in multiple ways through free-to-air TV broadcasting, Subscription Video-On-Demand, digital channels and online.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,316.46
EBITDA ($mm)
$309.15
EBIT ($mm)
$254.95
Net Income ($mm)
$156.68
Employees
3350
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Ticker: SWX:TAMN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tamedia AG
Tamedia AG
Tamedia is a Swiss media group headquartered in Zurich. With its daily and weekly newspapers, magazines, online platforms as well as printing facility, Tamedia is one of the leading media corporations in Switzerland.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,089.49
EBITDA ($mm)
$184.93
EBIT ($mm)
$100.89
Net Income ($mm)
$113.39
Employees
3642
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Ticker: ASX:SWM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Seven West Media Limited
Seven West Media Limited
Seven West Media is Australia’s leading multiple platform media company with a market-leading presence in broadcast television, magazine and newspaper publishing and online.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,066.05
EBITDA ($mm)
$142.10
EBIT ($mm)
$127.94
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4607
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Ticker: LSE:TNI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trinity Mirror plc
Trinity Mirror plc
Trinity Mirror is the largest national and regional multimedia content publisher in the UK, comprising national and regional newsbrands across the country.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$914.94
EBITDA ($mm)
$191.11
EBIT ($mm)
$161.22
Net Income ($mm)
$87.01
Employees
5362
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Ticker: SGX:T39
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd.
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd.
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Southeast Asia's leading media organisation, engaging minds across multiple languages and platforms. SPH owns award-winning newspapers, magazines and best-selling books in both print and digital editions, as well as online classified businesses in the region.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$761.58
EBITDA ($mm)
$259.03
EBIT ($mm)
$222.38
Net Income ($mm)
$148.41
Employees
4473
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Ticker: ENXTAM:TMG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Telegraaf Media Groep N.V.
Telegraaf Media Groep N.V.
Telegraaf Media Groep N.V. (TMG) is one of the largest media companies in the Netherlands. Their publication brands include De Telegraaf, DFT, Telesport, Metro, Autovisie, Privé and VROUW. They also have radio and online video brands such as Sky Radio and Telegraaf VNDG.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$490.06
EBITDA ($mm)
$19.69
EBIT ($mm)
$7.23
Net Income ($mm)
$1.82
Employees
1484
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Ticker: BSE:532705
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jagran Prakashan Ltd
Jagran Prakashan Ltd
Jagran Prakashan Ltd is India's leading media and communications group with its interests spanning across Print, OOH, Activations, Digital, covers all of India as its footprint – and is arguably amongst one of the largest media conglomerates in the country.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$348.94
EBITDA ($mm)
$88.06
EBIT ($mm)
$70.95
Net Income ($mm)
$48.45
Employees
3019
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Ticker: ENXTBR:ROU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Roularta Media Group NV
Roularta Media Group NV
Roularta Media Group (RMG) is a multimedia group with more than 2,000 employees and a consolidated turnover of 500 million euros. RMG is continuing to build its multimedia future. Home and abroad. The company was incorporated in 1954.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$286.37
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.26)
EBIT ($mm)
($12.92)
Net Income ($mm)
$71.92
Employees
1246
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Ticker: SALM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Salem Media Group
Salem Media Group
Salem Media Group is America’s leading radio broadcaster, Internet content provider, and magazine and book publisher targeting audiences interested in Christian and family-themed content and conservative values.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$257.87
EBITDA ($mm)
$35.51
EBIT ($mm)
$20.88
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1363
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Ticker: ENXTPA:NXT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NextRadioTV SA
NextRadioTV is an independent multimedia company. Its business focuses on five areas – general news, sport, the economy, high-tech and factual entertainement – available on television, radio and digital media.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$234.79
EBITDA ($mm)
$50.39
EBIT ($mm)
$34.19
Net Income ($mm)
$21.26
Employees
839
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Ticker: SEHK:282
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Next Digital Limited
Next Digital Limited operates as the Chinese-language print media company in Hong Kong. The company publishes one newspaper and four magazines in Hong Kong, namely Apple Daily, Next Magazine, Easy Finder, Sudden Weekly and Eat &Travel Weekly. It also engages in printing and Internet business.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$228.54
EBITDA ($mm)
($15.97)
EBIT ($mm)
($29.83)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3117
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Ticker: LSE:FUTR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Future plc
Future plc
Future plc is an international media group and leading digital business, listed on the London Stock Exchange (symbol: FUTR). Future has operations in the UK, US and Australia creating publications, apps, websites and events.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$219.76
EBITDA ($mm)
$33.14
EBIT ($mm)
$21.89
Net Income ($mm)
$8.56
Employees
1004
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Ticker: HLSE:KSLAV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Keskisuomalainen Oyj
Keskisuomalainen Oyj
Keskisuomalainen Oyj is a Finnish media company. The Company publishes daily newspapers in central Finland and several other local papers, as well as a monthly paper for young readers.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$185.99
EBITDA ($mm)
$22.45
EBIT ($mm)
$13.25
Net Income ($mm)
$6.16
Employees
825
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