Like Q Interactive

closed 9/8/2010 via PR Newswire

Selling Source, LLC, acquired Q Interactive

synopsis: Selling Source, LLC announced that it has completed the acquisition of The Q Interactive Network, which includes seven affiliated digital marketing businesses and web properties, including Q Interactive, ClickGen, CoolSavings, Vente, Postmaster Direct, ThruChannel and Right Mail Marketing.
buyer parent: London Bay Capital, LLC
buyer: Selling Source, LLC
Selling Source LLC is the parent company of an integrated group of online advertising, lead generation & data businesses. For more than ten years, Selling Source has pioneered online marketing strategies for specialty finance companies & now serves customers in more than one dozen industry sectors. "
target parent: Intrepid Investments, LLC
target: Q Interactive
Q Interactive provides digital marketing services that help advertisers reach their target consumers and publishers better monetize their online audience. Q Interactive uses a unique combination of behavioral, demographic and transactional data to provide superior campaign performance.
price ($mm)
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$100
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0.0x
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announced 7/22/2014 via Company Press Release

LinkedIn Corporation, will acquire Bizo, Inc.

synopsis: LinkedIn has agreed to acquire Bizo, the world's first targeted B2B audience targeting platform and advertising network, and currently reaches more than 45 million targeted business people across thousands of sites on the web. Bizo has created a new approach to online B2B marketing with precise ad targeting that's based on a prospect's bizographic.
buyer: LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD:$3,213.87)
LinkedIn connects the world's professionals to make them more productive and successful. With approximately 277 million members worldwide, including executives from every Fortune 500 company, LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network on the Internet. "
target: Bizo, Inc.
Bizo, Inc. is the world's first targeted B2B audience targeting platform and advertising network, and currently reaches more than 45 million targeted business people across thousands of sites on the web.
price ($mm)
$175
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closed 2/29/2012 via BNC Analysis

Aktiv Digital, acquired Admax Network Pte Ltd.

synopsis: Mumbai-based online ad network and audience measurement provider Komli Media India Pvt Ltd has acquired Admax Network, a South-east Asian digital media network, for an undisclosed amount. Admax has presence in markets like Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
buyer parent: Komli Media India Pvt. Ltd.
buyer: Aktiv Digital
Aktiv Digital provides digital media solutions for publishers, advertising agencies, and advertisers in the Asia-Pacific market. The company was founded in 2007 and is based in Singapore with additional offices in Singapore, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Malaysia, and China. "
target parent: Softbank Corporation
target: Admax Network Pte Ltd.
Established in 2006, Admax Network is the largest online advertising network in Southeast Asia with offices in Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam. Its network combines over 4,600 of the top local and international websites.
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closed 12/14/2011 via BusinessWire

Yahoo! Inc., acquired interclick, inc.

synopsis: Yahoo! Inc. has completed its tender offer for the outstanding shares of interclick, inc. interclick’s proprietary advertising and technology solutions enable it to dramatically improve data targeted solutions and optimized returns for advertisers.
buyer: Yahoo! Inc. (AABA:$5,409.25)
Yahoo! Inc. is the premier digital media company, creating deeply personal digital experiences that keep more than half a billion people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the globe. "
target: interclick, inc.
interCLICK.com operates the interCLICK Network, a highly targeted contextual marketing network designed to balance the interests of publishers, advertisers and users. The interCLICK Network combines advanced contextual awareness technology with a large base of top tier publisher sites.
price ($mm)[EV]
$227 [$220]
rev ($mm)
$128
EBITDA ($mm)
$11
EV / rev
2.0x
EV / EBITDA
23.6x
closed 9/14/2011 via Market Wire

Exponential Interactive Inc., acquired Adotube, Inc.

synopsis: Exponential Interactive Inc., the owner of global online advertising provider Tribal Fusion and engagement video solution Firefly Video, has completed the acquisition of AdoTube, a centralized end-to-end digital video solution offering publishers and advertisers easy and efficient access to proprietary in-stream video advertising.
buyer: Exponential Interactive Inc.
Exponential Interactive Inc. is a technology-enabled media company that delivers innovative products and services. From premium publishers and CPM advertisers to performance marketing and highly engaging video solutions, Exponential delivers results for online advertisers. "
target: Adotube, Inc.
AdoTube™ is the leading global in-stream advertising technology company. AdoTube's powerful and flexible technology provides a centralized end-to-end digital video solution offering publishers and advertisers easy and efficient access to in-stream video advertising across all media platforms.
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closed 8/16/2011 via BusinessWire

IgnitionOne, Inc., acquired AdJug Ltd

synopsis: IgnitionOne, an international digital marketing technology and solutions company, has acquired AdJug, a leading display advertising exchange for unsold premium inventory. The two companies will integrate their technologies to provide marketers with a solution that simplifies the buying, targeting and measurement of online advertising.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: IgnitionOne, Inc.
IgnitionOne is the world’s first closed loop Digital Marketing Suite, offering multiple solutions to improve online performance within a single interface. Solutions include ad management, cross-channel attribution and on-site optimization all through a single, simple-to-implement website tag. "
target parent: Hubert Burda Media
target: AdJug Ltd
AdJug Ltd., based in London, Munich and Bangalore, is the largest and longest-running transparent display ad Exchange for premium unsold inventory in Europe. The AdJug Exchange serves three billion+ ad impressions per month to more than 67 million unique users per month.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$15
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/8/2011 via GlobeNewswire

SoundBite Communications, Inc., acquired SmartReply, Inc.

synopsis: SoundBite Communications, Inc., a leading global provider of cloud-based proactive customer communications solutions, announced the acquisition of key assets of SmartReply, a mobile marketing pioneer. The acquisition advances SoundBite's position in mobile marketing and significantly expands its penetration in the retail vertical.
buyer: SoundBite Communications, Inc. (SDBT:$48.07)
SoundBite Communications is a leading global provider of cloud-based, multi-channel proactive customer communications solutions designed to transform the way organizations communicate throughout the customer lifecycle to build trusted, lifelong and profitable relationships. "
target: SmartReply, Inc.
SmartReply is North America’s largest mobile marketing and mobile advertising provider, with the most comprehensive multi-channel solutions in the industry. SmartReply delivers mobile marketing solutions for approximately 40 companies, including many of the top retail brands in North America.
price ($mm)
$2.56
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closed 6/7/2011 via PR Newswire

Batanga, Inc., acquired Adfunky

synopsis: Batanga, Inc., the largest independent digital media company serving the U.S. Hispanic and Latin American markets, announced the acquisition of Adfunky, a fast growing ad network and digital media company founded by Internet veterans to boost the results of advertisers, agencies and publishers.
buyer: Batanga, Inc.
Batanga, Inc. is the largest independent digital media company serving the U.S. Hispanic and Latin American markets. Its holdings include Batanga Network and Batanga.com. Batanga Network reaches the most U.S. Hispanics online, across all categories and demographics. "
target: Adfunky
Based in Argentina, Adfunky is a fast growing ad network and digital media company founded by Internet veterans to boost the results of advertisers, agencies and publishers. The company does business globally with a special focus in Latin America.
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closed 2/4/2011 via PR Newswire

Reply! Inc., acquired adHUBS Inc.

synopsis: Reply.com, the leading auction marketplace for the acquisition of locally-targeted and category specific customer prospects, has announced the acquisition of adHUBs Inc., a leading publisher of mobile applications.
buyer: Reply! Inc.
Reply.com operates a proprietary auction marketplace that enables advertisers to acquire locally-targeted and category-specific customer prospects on a cost-per-Enhanced Click™ or cost-per-lead basis. "
target: adHUBS Inc.
adHUBS Inc. is a leading publisher of mobile applications. adHUBs has grown rapidly and currently offers over 1000 apps for iPhone and Android devices. Over 3.5 million adHUBs apps have been downloaded.
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closed 11/2/2010 via PR Newswire

Adsmarket, Ltd., acquired Ergos Media

synopsis: Adsmarket LATAM, a fast-growing performance company in Spain, Portugal and Latin America, recently acquired Ergos Media, the online media network leader in Mexico with strong presence in the whole Latin America.
buyer: Adsmarket, Ltd.
Adsmarket Group provides a comprehensive online marketing solution, including display advertising, a performance-based affiliate management platform and network, search marketing, and alternative payment solutions. "
target: Ergos Media
Ergos is a media technology company that provides online advertising services to online advertisers seeking a mass medium to position its brand and also for those seeking direct response initiatives.
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closed 6/21/2010 via Market Wire

Adknowledge, Inc., acquired Hydra Media Group

synopsis: Adknowledge, the largest privately-owned Internet ad network, announced it has completed its acquisition of Hydra Group, a premium CPA (cost-per-acquisition) performance marketing network.
buyer: Adknowledge, Inc.
Adknowledge, a privately-owned internet advertising network, operates a single, auction-based advertiser marketplace at www.bidsystem.com where advertisers can go to solve all of their marketing needs outside of search. "
target: Hydra Media Group
Hydra Media is one of the first action-based online marketing agencies. Through Hydra Network (originally known as LynxTrack), lead generation properties and data mangement services, advertisers earn continuing sales or validated customer lead volume that is profitable.
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closed 6/10/2010 via BusinessWire

Komli Media India Pvt. Ltd., acquired PostClick

synopsis: Komli Media, India’s largest and most successful digital media network platform, announced that it has acquired PostClick, Australia’s leading premium website representation firm, to become the leading digital media network platform across Asia Pacific. Together, the company now reaches over 30 million monthly unique visitors across the region.
buyer: Komli Media India Pvt. Ltd.
Komli Media is Asia Pacific’s leading digital media network platform. Its digital advertising technologies enable marketers to reach and acquire their audiences and publishers to maximize their revenues. "
target: PostClick
Established in 2001, PostClick is Australia’s leading site representation firm, strategically positioned to offer media agencies and advertisers innovative, fully-optimised business solutions.
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closed 4/26/2010 via BusinessWire

MediaTrust, acquired Bardon Advisors

synopsis: MediaTrust, the New York-based digital performance marketing company, has acquired Bardon Advisors, a leading Los Angeles-based Cost Per Click (CPC) search & affiliate marketing platform for online advertisers and publishers.
buyer: MediaTrust
MediaTrust makes pay-for-results online advertising easier. MediaTrust offers an innovative online technology platform, supported by best-in-class service, and access to the best direct response advertisers and affiliate publishers in the industry. "
target: Bardon Advisors
Bardon Advisors is a leading Los Angeles-based Cost Per Click (CPC) search & affiliate marketing platform for online advertisers and publishers.
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closed 5/18/2010 via PR Newswire

Epic Advertising, Inc. merged with Connexus Corporation,

synopsis: Connexus Corporation, owner of Traffic Marketplace, the premier online ad network and social media company, and Epic Advertising, the world's largest privately-owned performance network and search marketing company announced the completion of their merger, and the formation of Epic Media Group as the parent company.
buyer: Connexus Corporation
Connexus owns Traffic Marketplace, the premier B2A™ (Business-to-Audience) digital marketing company, Traffic Marketplace delivers relevance in online display, registration path, mobile and social media advertising by empowering advertisers to reach, target, and engage their ideal audience. "
target: Epic Advertising, Inc.
Epic Advertising is a global online performance network and search marketing company that provides advertisers and agencies with measurable Internet advertising impact.
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closed 10/6/2009 via BusinessWire

LIN TV Corp., acquired Red McCombs Media

synopsis: LIN TV Corp, a local television and digital media company, announced the acquisition of Red McCombs Media, LP, an online advertising and media services company. The acquisition significantly expands LIN TV’s local multi-platform offerings by providing national advertising and enhanced services such as targeted display, and rich media.
buyer: LIN TV Corp. (LIN:$652.36)
LIN TV Corp., along with its subsidiaries, is a local multi-platform digital media company, owning and/or operating 27 nationally-affiliated broadcast network television stations in 17 U.S. markets, more than 50 interactive television station and niche web sites and mobile marketing solutions. "
target: Red McCombs Media
Red McCombs Media, LP is an online advertising and media services company. RM Media connects targeted audiences with advertisers and publishers based on demographic, psychographic and consumer behaviors to enhance branding and maximize client return on investment.
price ($mm)[EV]
$7.20 [$10.00]
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closed 8/27/2009 via PR Newswire

Orange France Telecom Group, acquired UNANIMIS

synopsis: The Orange France Telecom Group is announcing that it has acquired 100% of UNANIMIS, the UK's largest exclusive digital advertising network. Advertisers, buyers and media agencies will now be able to reach over 71.5% of the UK's online population and over 66% of the online population across UK, France, Spain and Poland.
buyer: Orange France Telecom Group (ENXTPA:ORA:$51,416.46)
France Telecom-Orange is the number three mobile operator and the number one provider of broadband internet services in Europe and, under the brand Orange Business Services, is one of the world leaders in providing telecommunication services to multinational companies. "
target: UNANIMIS
Founded in 2001 Unanimis is the UK’s largest exclusive digital advertising network, specialising in branded and performance display advertising, reaching over 69% of the UK online population (approximately 25.6 million unique users per month).
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closed 8/3/2009 via BusinessWire

Ybrant Digital, acquired Max Interactive Pty Ltd.

synopsis: Ybrant Digital, the leading provider of digital marketing solutions, announced the acquisition of privately owned Max Interactive, the top Ad network in Australia.
buyer: Ybrant Digital (BSE:532368:$325.42)
Ybrant Digital offers comprehensive end-to-end digital marketing services to direct marketers, brand advertisers and marketing agencies. Ybrant focuses on harnessing the marketing power of the digital media. Ybrant Digital has presence in US, Europe and Asia. "
target: Max Interactive Pty Ltd.
Max Interactive is an independent Interactive Sales and Marketing Network established in Australia October 2001.
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announced 7/5/2009 via PR Newswire

Hi-Media Group, will acquire AdLINK Media

synopsis: Hi-media, the online media group, announced the signature of an agreement protocol with respect to the acquisition of AdLINK Media, the display advertising network of AdLINK Internet Media AG. The acquisition will make Hi-media the European leader in Internet audience monetization.
buyer: Hi-Media Group (ENXTPA:ADUX:$28.01)
Hi-media, the online media group, is one of the top Internet publishers in the world with more than 50 million unique visitors per month on its proprietary websites. Hi-media is also a leading European player in online advertising and electronic payment. "
target parent: United Internet AG
target: AdLINK Media
AdLINK Media is Europe’s leading independent online Marketing agent specialised in display Marketing. It has established offices in 13 countries since the company was founded in 1996.
price ($mm)
$24
rev ($mm)
$41
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/1/2009 via BusinessWire

Sapient Corporation, acquired Nitro Group

synopsis: Sapient announced that it has completed its acquisition of Nitro Group Ltd., a leading global advertising network that serves major clients including Mars, ConAgra, Volvo, Nike and Foot Locker.
buyer: Sapient Corporation
Sapient, a global services firm, operates two groups—Sapient Interactive and Sapient Consulting—that help clients compete, evolve and grow in an increasingly complex marketplace. "
target: Nitro Group
Nitro Group is a global communications network that spans seven offices around the world. Nitro facilitates measurable business growth for leading clients through a results-oriented approach that combines communications with business strategy, digital innovation and branded entertainment.
price ($mm)
$31
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closed 10/15/2008 via paidContent.org

Technorati, acquired AdEngage

synopsis: Technorati has bought a small LA-based online ad network AdEngage. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. AdEngage was founded in 2004, and according to the company, serves about 12 billion ads on 4,000 sites each year, most of them smaller sites than Technorati’s own new-ish ad network.
buyer: Technorati (SYNC:$108.71)
Technorati is an Internet search engine for searching blogs, competing with Google and Yahoo. Technorati indexes 112.8 million blogs and over 250 million pieces of tagged social media. "
target: AdEngage
AdEngage operates a major online advertising network that displays ads on more than 2500 websites and works with thousands of advertisers to display over 10 billion ads every month.
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closed 9/8/2010 via PR Newswire

Selling Source, LLC, acquired Q Interactive

synopsis: Selling Source, LLC announced that it has completed the acquisition of The Q Interactive Network, which includes seven affiliated digital marketing businesses and web properties, including Q Interactive, ClickGen, CoolSavings, Vente, Postmaster Direct, ThruChannel and Right Mail Marketing.
buyer parent: London Bay Capital, LLC
buyer: Selling Source, LLC
Selling Source LLC is the parent company of an integrated group of online advertising, lead generation & data businesses. For more than ten years, Selling Source has pioneered online marketing strategies for specialty finance companies & now serves customers in more than one dozen industry sectors. "
target parent: Intrepid Investments, LLC
target: Q Interactive
Q Interactive provides digital marketing services that help advertisers reach their target consumers and publishers better monetize their online audience. Q Interactive uses a unique combination of behavioral, demographic and transactional data to provide superior campaign performance.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$100
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/6/2009 via PR Newswire

Q Interactive, acquired Vente, Inc.

synopsis: Q Interactive announced that it has acquired Vente, Inc. a permission-based marketing firm, which helps connect businesses with their desired consumers - quickly, accurately and efficiently. The purchase marks the second acquisition by Q Interactive within the past three months.
buyer parent: Intrepid Investments, LLC
buyer: Q Interactive
Q Interactive provides digital marketing that help advertisers reach their target consumers and publishers better monetize their online audience. Q Interactive optimizes its services across a broad advertising network using a unique combination of behavioral, demographic and transactional data. "
target parent: Experian Information Solutions
target: Vente, Inc.
Vente, Inc. is a leader in permission-based marketing. Vente helps connect businesses with the customers and prospects they’re looking for – quickly, accurately and on time. Using our in-depth consumer data, we help you get the most from your marketing budget.
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closed 7/7/2009 via PR Newswire

Q Interactive, acquired Postmaster Direct

synopsis: Q Interactive, a performance-based advertising network, announced the acquisition of Postmaster Direct,, a pioneer of double opt-in permission based email marketing, from Authentic Response, Inc. The purchase of Postmaster Direct will add high quality publishers and advertisers to Q Interactive's growing email advertising network.
buyer parent: Intrepid Investments, LLC
buyer: Q Interactive
Q Interactive provides digital marketing that help advertisers reach their target consumers and publishers better monetize their online audience. Q Interactive optimizes its services across a broad advertising network using a unique combination of behavioral, demographic and transactional data. "
target parent: Authentic Response, Inc.
target: Postmaster Direct
Since 1998, Authentic Response has led the market research industry with best of breed solutions for global online sample, including its Authentic Recruitment panelist recruitment technique, its patented Double Opt-in permission standards, and its Authentic Validation techniques.
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closed 9/9/2008 via BusinessWeek

Intrepid Investments, LLC, acquired Q Interactive

synopsis: Intrepid Investments, LLC, a merchant bank focused on investing in technology and companies that use the Internet as an integral part of their revenue generation strategy, announced it has purchased Q Interactive, a leading digital marketing provider, from Landmark Communications of Norfolk, Virginia.
buyer: Intrepid Investments, LLC
Intrepid Investments is headquartered in St. Thomas and is a merchant bank focused on investing in technology companies and other companies that use the Internet as an integral part of their revenue generation strategy. "
target parent: Landmark Communications, Inc.
target: Q Interactive
Q Interactive provides digital marketing that help advertisers reach their target consumers and publishers better monetize their online audience. Q Interactive optimizes its services across a broad advertising network using a unique combination of behavioral, demographic and transactional data.
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closed 9/8/2010 via PR Newswire

Selling Source, LLC, acquired Kitara Media, Inc.

synopsis: Selling Source, LLC, the leading provider of technology and marketing solutions to the specialty finance sector, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Kitara Media. Kitara Media is an online media marketing company providing advertisers and web site publishers with powerful marketing solutions.
buyer parent: London Bay Capital, LLC
buyer: Selling Source, LLC
Selling Source is an industry pioneer and leader in the digital marketing services and data solutions markets. SellingSource provides myriads of products and services to assist clients in the areas of brand management, advertising agency services and more. "
target parent: Intrepid Investments, LLC
target: Kitara Media, Inc. (OTCBB:KITM:$24.87)
Kitara Media provides performance focused advertising agency solutions to advertising partners while offering network eXchange solutions to web site publishing partners. Their precision-targeted advertising campaigns and publishers utilize targeted online performance marketing technology.
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closed 9/8/2010 via PR Newswire

Selling Source, LLC, acquired Q Interactive

synopsis: Selling Source, LLC announced that it has completed the acquisition of The Q Interactive Network, which includes seven affiliated digital marketing businesses and web properties, including Q Interactive, ClickGen, CoolSavings, Vente, Postmaster Direct, ThruChannel and Right Mail Marketing.
buyer parent: London Bay Capital, LLC
buyer: Selling Source, LLC
Selling Source LLC is the parent company of an integrated group of online advertising, lead generation & data businesses. For more than ten years, Selling Source has pioneered online marketing strategies for specialty finance companies & now serves customers in more than one dozen industry sectors. "
target parent: Intrepid Investments, LLC
target: Q Interactive
Q Interactive provides digital marketing services that help advertisers reach their target consumers and publishers better monetize their online audience. Q Interactive uses a unique combination of behavioral, demographic and transactional data to provide superior campaign performance.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$100
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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closed 1/9/2008 via PR Newswire

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

synopsis: London Bay Capital LLC announced that a newly-formed affiliate of LBC has acquired Selling Source, LLC, the leading Internet marketing business focused on the specialty finance sector. The transaction valued Selling Source in excess of $130 million.
buyer: Plainfield Asset Management, LLC.
buyer: London Bay Capital, LLC
London Bay is a private equity firm based in San Francisco. It focuses on management buyouts of middle-market growth businesses in the US and Europe. It invests its partners' own capital as well as funds it manages on behalf of one of the world's largest family offices. "
target: Selling Source, LLC
Selling Source develops technology and marketing solutions for the specialty finance industry. Its affiliated companies offer turnkey lender solutions, data solutions, consumer communication services, prepaid and stored-value marketing solutions, payment processing and more.
price ($mm)
$130*
rev ($mm)
$125
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.3x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/8/2010 via PR Newswire

Selling Source, LLC, acquired Q Interactive

synopsis: Selling Source, LLC announced that it has completed the acquisition of The Q Interactive Network, which includes seven affiliated digital marketing businesses and web properties, including Q Interactive, ClickGen, CoolSavings, Vente, Postmaster Direct, ThruChannel and Right Mail Marketing.
buyer parent: London Bay Capital, LLC
buyer: Selling Source, LLC
Selling Source LLC is the parent company of an integrated group of online advertising, lead generation & data businesses. For more than ten years, Selling Source has pioneered online marketing strategies for specialty finance companies & now serves customers in more than one dozen industry sectors. "
target parent: Intrepid Investments, LLC
target: Q Interactive
Q Interactive provides digital marketing services that help advertisers reach their target consumers and publishers better monetize their online audience. Q Interactive uses a unique combination of behavioral, demographic and transactional data to provide superior campaign performance.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$100
EBITDA ($mm)
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0.0x
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closed 3/12/2009 via Company Press Release

Adknowledge, Inc., acquired MIVA Media

synopsis: Adknowledge announced that it has acquired the Media division of MIVA, Inc. MIVA Media, one of the largest independent online performance advertising networks, was founded in 1999 and includes the Espotting and Findwhat.com brands.
buyer: Adknowledge, Inc.
Adknowledge, a privately-owned internet advertising network, operates a single, auction-based advertiser marketplace at www.bidsystem.com where advertisers can go to solve all of their marketing needs outside of search. "
target parent: MIVA, Inc.
target: MIVA Media
MIVA Media is a contextual Pay-Per-Click (PPC) ad network focused on key vertical sectors. It is one of the largest independent online performance advertising networks, was founded in 1999 and includes the Espotting and Findwhat.com brands.
price ($mm)
$12
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closed 4/15/2008 via PR Newswire

Morlex, Inc., acquired AdAuthority, Inc.

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

Apollo Group, Inc., acquired Aptimus, Inc.

synopsis: Apollo Group, Inc. completed its acquisition of Aptimus, an online advertising network. The acquisition aids in the furtherance of Apollo’s broader efforts to position the Company to best monitor, manage and control its marketing investments and brands, with the goal of increasing awareness of and access to quality and affordable education.
buyer: Apollo Group, Inc. (APOL:$2,000.33)
Apollo Group, Inc. has been an education provider for more than 30 years, providing academic access and opportunity to students through its subsidiaries, University of Phoenix, College for Financial Planning, Western International University, Meritus University, Insight Schools and Apollo Global. "
target: Aptimus, Inc.
Aptimus' unique performance-based advertising network delivers qualified customer leads through presenting offers at the points of download, log-in, registration, and other active locations across a diverse set of major publishers such as AOL, Tickle, DriverGuide, and PictureTrail.
price ($mm)[EV]
$46 [$44]
rev ($mm)
$17
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.7x
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closed 11/13/2006 via PR Newswire

Active Response Group, acquired Oridian Inc.

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

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

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

Questex Media Group Inc, acquired JAZD Markets, Inc.

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

Beyond Commerce, Inc., acquired AdJuice, Inc.

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

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

synopsis: Online advertising services firm ValueClick Inc. on Monday said it closed its acquisitions of Web Marketing Holdings Inc. and E-Babylon Inc. and raised its financial outlook for the year. ValueClick acquired Web Marketing for $141 million -- about $122 million in cash, 1.8 million ValueClick shares and 350,000 options to buy stock.
buyer: ValueClick, Inc. (VCLK:$593.84)
ValueClick, Inc. is one of the world’s largest online marketing services companies, offering comprehensive and scalable solutions to deliver cost-effective customer acquisition for advertisers and robust revenue streams for publishers. "
target: Web Marketing Holdings, Inc.
Web Clients is a leading provider of online lead-generation marketing services, focused primarily on helping advertisers generate leads using the cost-per-acquisition (CPA) and cost-per-lead (CPL) pricing models.
price ($mm)
$166
rev ($mm)
$59
EBITDA ($mm)
$11
EV / rev
2.8x
EV / EBITDA
14.5x
announced 4/19/2007 via BusinessWire

Hachette Filipacchi Magazines, Inc., will acquire Jumpstart Automotive Media

synopsis: Lagardère SCA has announced, that its subsidiary, Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S., Inc., a member of LAGARDERE ACTIVE, will acquire 100% of Jumpstart Automotive Media. Jumpstart is a leading online advertising network serving the US automotive sector and providing a full line of advertising products and services to auto makers and dealers.
buyer parent: Lagardere Groupe SCA
buyer: Hachette Filipacchi Magazines, Inc.
Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S. enthusiast brands reach over 50 million consumers through magazines and millions more on line and through mobile content. Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S. is part of Lagardère Active Media, a division of Lagardère SCA headquartered in France. "
target: Jumpstart Automotive Media
Jumpstart is a leading online advertising network serving the US automotive sector and providing a full line of advertising products and services to auto makers and dealers. Jumpstart's advertiser client base includes all auto manufacturers and over one thousand auto dealerships and dealer groups.
price ($mm)
$84
rev ($mm)
$17
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
6.4x
EV / EBITDA
announced 2/15/2006 via BusinessWire

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

synopsis: TownNews.com and PowerOne Media jointly announced today that TownNews.com is purchasing ZWire, AdQuest and a national advertising network from PowerOne Media.
buyer parent: Lee Enterprises, Inc.
buyer: TownNews.com
TownNews.com helps more than 850 newspapers - dailies and weeklies - in 48 states publish interactive editions on the World Wide Web of the Internet. "
seller: PowerOne Media
PowerOne Media is based in East Greenbush, NY. It will continue with its online automobile vertical solution, Car Cast, and with its online employment solution, Career Site. Lee Enterprises is one of PowerOne Media's owners.
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closed 1/9/2008 via PR Newswire

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

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

QuinStreet, Inc., acquired SureHits

synopsis: Quinstreet acquired SureHits, a vertical ad net for insurance.
buyer: QuinStreet, Inc. (QNST:$502.99)
QuinStreet is a leader in vertical marketing and media on the Internet. The company provides a strong set of capabilities to engage Internet visitors with targeted media and connects its marketing clients with their potential customers online. "
target parent: Cyberspace Communications Corp.
target: SureHits
SureHits didn’t become the leader in online insurance & loan marketing overnight. SureHits has been in business for over 10 years and is led by an executive team with deep experience in online financial services marketing. Over the last 10 years we’ve seen many Internet companies come and go.
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announced 6/23/2014 via PR Newswire

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

synopsis: One on One Marketing, a premier provider of web leads, clicks and other digital services, announced it has reached an agreement with Lead Media Partners to acquire its business operations. Lead Media Partners generates high quality education leads for the nation's leading online and career trainings schools.
buyer: One on One Marketing Inc.
One on One Marketing, LLC is a premier provider of web leads, clicks and other digital services to various types of institutions, including higher education. Its wide range of web properties include: www.ClassesandCareers.com and www.CollegeAtlas.org. "
target: Lead Media Partners
Lead Media Partners generates high quality education leads for the nation's leading online and career trainings schools. These leads are generated using a combination of predictive technology, quality traffic and creative strategy on Lead Media Partners' premier web property, DegreeSearch.org.
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closed 3/12/2012 via PR Newswire

PlattForm Holdings, Inc., purchased Strategic Website Properties from Guider Media

synopsis: PlattForm, a leading Internet marketing and enrollment solutions provider for the postsecondary education industry announced that it acquired numerous website properties from Guider Media. The websites involved in the acquisition predominantly serve online- and graduate-focused higher learning institutions offering advanced degree programs.
buyer parent: Sterling Partners
buyer: PlattForm Holdings, Inc.
PlattForm Advertising is a direct response agency specializing in postsecondary education marketing. Its services includes interactive inquiry generation; website marketing; digital media; search engine marketing; social media; media placement; and creative services, print and video production. "
seller parent: Investment AB Kinnevik
seller: Guider Media
Guider Media owns and operates more than a dozen websites that are leaders in their vertical markets and organically attract a large amount of visitors on a monthly basis. Many of these sites are reference guides for web users and have very strong community participation.
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closed 7/25/2018 via Company Press Release

Ziff Davis B2B, acquired Revenu8 Inc

synopsis: Ziff Davis, a j2 Global Company, has completed the acquisition of Revenu8, an innovative media company, bringing news, views, and research-based, unbiased content to the MarTech, HRTech & IT space with its 3 flagship properties: MarTech Advisor, HR Technologist, and ReadITQuik respectively. Revenu8 joins Ziff Davis B2B, the B2B unit at Ziff Davis.
buyer parent: j2 Global, Inc.
buyer: Ziff Davis B2B
Ziff Davis B2B is a leading provider of marketing and technology services for B2B media and lead generation in verticals across industries and geographies. Ziff Davis B2B is part of j2 Global’s Ziff Davis digital media division comprised of highly acclaimed websites. "
target: Revenu8 Inc
Revenu8 has established itself as an innovative media company, bringing news, views, and research-based, unbiased content to the MarTech, HRTech and IT space with its 3 flagship properties: MarTech Advisor, HR Technologist, and ReadITQuik respectively.
price ($mm)
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closed 4/8/2009 via Company Press Release

Landmark Interactive, acquired Franchise Gator, LLC.

synopsis: The Landmark Interactive division of Landmark Media Enterprises announced that it has acquired FranchiseGator.com, a leading online franchise recruitment information resource for prospective franchisees, from Microsoft Corporation.
buyer parent: Landmark Communications, Inc.
buyer: Landmark Interactive
Landmark Interactive, a division of Landmark Media Enterprises, offers the leading online marketplaces for franchise and business ownership opportunities. "
target parent: Microsoft Corporation
target: Franchise Gator, LLC.
Established in 2001, Franchise Gator LLC is an Internet-based franchise pay for performance marketing service. We present prospective franchisees with profiles of more than 550 leading franchise opportunities and businesses from 100+ industry sectors.
price ($mm)
$20
rev ($mm)
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closed 6/21/2005 via PR Newswire

Trader Publishing Company, acquired Best Image Marketing

synopsis: Corum Group is proud to announce the acquisition of its client, Best Image Marketing, Inc. by Trader Publishing Company. Best Image is one of the country's leading providers of real estate agent Internet marketing and lead generation services through its innovative NUMBER1EXPERT(TM) products.
buyer parent: Landmark Communications, Inc.
buyer: Trader Publishing Company
Dominion Enterprises is a leading marketing services company serving the wide-ranging needs of many industries including real estate, apartments, specialty vehicles, employment, automotive and travel. Dominion Enterprises is one of the largest providers of highly targeted classified advertising. "
target: Best Image Marketing
Best Image, was founded as a producer of advertorial products syndicated in newspapers nationwide. With the advent of the Internet, Best Image began to expand its product offerings to provide website hosting, Internet marketing and lead generation services, under the brand name NUMBER1EXPERT(TM).
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closed 11/5/2007 via BusinessWire

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

synopsis: PlattForm Holdings, Inc., a leading Internet marketing and enrollment solutions provider to the post-secondary education industry, acquired Beauty Inter-Network Company, a recruitment and enrollment lead generation company that publishes beautyschools.com and other web sites for the education industry.
buyer parent: Arlington Capital Partners
buyer: PlattForm Holdings, Inc.
PlattForm is a full-service marketing and advertising agency offering enrollment solutions for the education industry and the military. Since 1989, we have continued in our commitment to set the standard for excellence in these industries. "
target: Beauty Inter-Network Company
Beauty Inter-Network Company is a recruitment and enrollment lead generation company that publishes beautyschools.com and other web sites for the education industry.
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closed 8/27/2008 via BusinessWire

Stracka Design Company LLC, acquired GolfQ

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