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closed 11/17/2010 via BusinessWire

Mediabistro.com, Inc., acquired TVSpy.com

synopsis: WebMediaBrands announced that it has acquired the website TVSpy.com from Vault, Inc. TVSpy will become part of the Mediabistro blog network. TVSpy is the insider resource for TV industry professionals.
buyer parent: WebMediaBrands, Inc.
buyer: Mediabistro.com, Inc. (MBIS:$13.13)
WebMediaBrands Inc. is an Internet media company that provides content, education, trade shows, and online job board services to media and business professionals. The company’s online business includes mediabistro.com, a leading blog network. "
target parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
target: TVSpy.com
TVSpy connects television professionals with each other and with professionals in related media industries, as well as with unique inside information to give them an edge as they build their careers and businesses in video media.
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closed 7/21/2015 via PR Newswire

Penske Media Corporation, acquired GoldDerby.com

synopsis: Penske Media Corporation announced its acquisition of GoldDerby.com. Gold Derby is a site renowned in Hollywood for showcasing entertainment industry award predictions by top journalists and savvy fans.
buyer: Penske Media Corporation
Penske Media is a leading digital media company. Penske Media owns a unique and growing portfolio of lifestyle brands that provide the web's best original content in categories including entertainment, sports, breaking news, media, finance, tech, health, shopping, fashion, beauty, and automotive. "
target: GoldDerby.com
Hollywood's original awards site GoldDerby.com was launched in 2000 by leading awards expert Tom O'Neil, author of "Movie Awards," "The Emmys" and "The Grammys" (Penguin Putnam Books). Gold Derby famously presents four sets of predictions including the Oscars, Emmys, Grammy and other predictions.
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closed 9/5/2018 via BNC Analysis

ProductionHUB, Inc., acquired Variety 411

synopsis: ProductionHUB, the global network of local crew and vendors, announces the acquisition of Variety 411. Servicing Los Angeles, New York and the nation, Variety411 provide production listings for film, television and commercial production as well as a news resource valuable to producers and below the line professionals.
buyer: ProductionHUB, Inc.
ProductionHUB is the global network of local crew and vendors that serves the video production industry. Find anything and hire anyone needed, whether it's a camera operator for one day, a video editor for one month, camera and lights for rent or the best candidates to fill a full-time position. "
target parent: Penske Media Corporation
target: Variety 411
Servicing Los Angeles, New York and the nation, Variety411 provide production listings for film, television and commercial production as well as a news resource valuable to producers and below the line professionals.
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closed 4/6/2016 via Company Press Release

Thalo.com, acquired Larry Jordan & Associates, Inc.

synopsis: Thalo.com, in conjunction with its sister site, Doddle has acquired Larry Jordan & Associates Inc and its websites DigitalProductionBuzz.com and LarryJordan.com. LarryJordan.com is a premier provider of online training, product reviews and information for media professionals. DigitalProductionBuzz provides digital production information.
buyer: Thalo.com
Thalo LLC (www.thalo.com) located in Melville, NY is an artist community and promotion engine for creative people to come to be inspired, to connect and to showcase their creativity. "
target: Larry Jordan & Associates, Inc.
Larry Jordan & Associates, Inc. (LJA) is a multi-faceted company led by highly-regarded producer Larry Jordan. LJA provides high-quality, engaging training and information covering video production and post-production for practicing professionals and students through a variety of media worldwide.
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closed 7/6/2011 via BusinessWire

Access Intelligence, LLC, acquired Cynopsis Media LLC

synopsis: Access Intelligence, a b-to-b media and information company, has acquired Cynopsis Media, the publisher of daily and weekly eletters for the television, digital media, kids marketing and sports media businesses. Cynopsis Media publishes the Cynopsis daily covering the latest news in the TV business.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Access Intelligence, LLC
Access Intelligence, a portfolio company of Veronis Suhler Stevenson, is a b-to-b media and information company headquartered in Rockville, Md., serving the media, PR, cable, healthcare management, defense, chemical engineering, satellite and aviation markets. "
target: Cynopsis Media LLC
Cynopsis Media is publisher of five free trade publications for the television, media, digital, and sports TV industries. Its flagship edition, Cynopsis, launched in 1997 as a simple internal memo created to keep a Sales Team updated and informed. Cynopsis also publishes four daily e-publications.
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closed 6/25/2020 via BNC Analysis

Great Hill Partners LLC, acquired Storyblocks

synopsis: Storyblocks, the subscription-based stock media service, announced that it has been acquired by private equity firm Great Hill Partners. Storyblocks is the complete stock solution for creators and businesses alike, providing an unlimited library of high-quality royalty-free video, audio and images through cost-effective subscription plans.
buyer: Great Hill Partners LLC
Great Hill Partners is a private equity firm targeting investments of $25 million to $500 million in high-growth companies across the consumer, digital infrastructure, financial technology, healthcare, and software sectors. "
target: Storyblocks
Storyblocks is the complete stock solution for creators and businesses alike, providing an unlimited library of high-quality royalty-free video, audio and images through cost-effective subscription plans.
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closed 11/17/2010 via BusinessWire

Mediabistro.com, Inc., acquired TVSpy.com

synopsis: WebMediaBrands announced that it has acquired the website TVSpy.com from Vault, Inc. TVSpy will become part of the Mediabistro blog network. TVSpy is the insider resource for TV industry professionals.
buyer parent: WebMediaBrands, Inc.
buyer: Mediabistro.com, Inc. (MBIS:$13.13)
WebMediaBrands Inc. is an Internet media company that provides content, education, trade shows, and online job board services to media and business professionals. The company’s online business includes mediabistro.com, a leading blog network. "
target parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
target: TVSpy.com
TVSpy connects television professionals with each other and with professionals in related media industries, as well as with unique inside information to give them an edge as they build their careers and businesses in video media.
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closed 7/18/2016 via PR Newswire

Beringer Capital, acquired Adweek, Inc.

synopsis: Beringer Capital, a leading private equity firm focused on digital media and marketing services, announced its acquisition of Adweek, the premier resource for news and insight in media, marketing, and advertising. The acquisition from Mediabistro Holdings also includes the nine industry blogs in the Adweek Blog Network.
buyer: Beringer Capital
Beringer Capital is a leading private equity firm that invests in the digital media and marketing services sectors. Beringer Capital partners with founders and management teams to build significant businesses through a combination of organic growth & add-on acquisitions. "
target parent: Guggenheim Partners, LLC
target: Adweek, Inc.
Adweek is the leading source of news for marketing, media and advertising professionals. It delivers insightful, forward-thinking content across various platforms, including a weekly print magazine, an iPad app, daily newsletters, social media, original videos, events and awards.
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closed 8/19/2014 via BNC Analysis

Prometheus Global Media, acquired Mediabistro

synopsis: Prometheus Global Media LLC, a collection of trade publications and events backed by a unit of Guggenheim Partners, has completed its acquisition of Mediabistro from the Mecklermedia Corp. Terms of the deal for Mediabistro, known for its website featuring job listings for journalists for other media professionals, weren't provided.
buyer parent: Guggenheim Partners, LLC
buyer: Prometheus Global Media
Prometheus Global Media is a diversified company with leading assets in the media and entertainment arenas, including: Music; Film; and Advertising & Marketing. Its assets include Billboard and its related conference events, The Hollywood Reporter, Adweek, Mediaweek, and more. "
target parent: Mecklermedia Corporation
target: Mediabistro (MBIS:$13.13)
Mediabistro is the leading provider of jobs, news, education, events, and research for the media industry. Their mission is to help media professionals succeed and grow in their careers as we provide them with opportunities to acquire new positions, knowledge, skills, and connections.
price ($mm)
$8.00
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closed 3/21/2011 via BusinessWire

Mediabistro.com, Inc., acquired SemanticOverflow.com

synopsis: Mediabistro.com has announced that it has acquired the assets of the website SemanticOverflow.com from Andrew Matthews of Melbourne, Australia, the site's founder. SemanticOverflow.com is a community-moderated site that allows people to help one another with questions regarding Semantic Web technologies and techniques.
buyer parent: WebMediaBrands, Inc.
buyer: Mediabistro.com, Inc. (MBIS:$13.13)
mediabistro.com is dedicated to anyone who creates or works with content, or who is a non-creative professional working in a content/creative industry. The company's mission is to provide opportunities (both online and offline) for you to meet each other, share resources, and showcase your work. "
target: SemanticOverflow.com
SemanticOverflow.com is a unique property which allows people to help one another with questions about Semantic Web technologies and techniques. The site is a blend of a Q&A forum and a recommendation site. Users can ask, tag, and answer questions.
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closed 3/17/2011 via BusinessWire

Mediabistro.com, Inc., acquired FacebookMarketing.de

synopsis: Mediabistro.com has announced that it acquired the assets of the blog FacebookMarketing.de from Philipp Roth and Jens Wiese of Munich, Germany. FacebookMarketing.de concentrates on news and analysis of the fast-developing use of Facebook marketing in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria.
buyer parent: WebMediaBrands, Inc.
buyer: Mediabistro.com, Inc. (MBIS:$13.13)
mediabistro.com is dedicated to anyone who creates or works with content, or who is a non-creative professional working in a content/creative industry. The company's mission is to provide opportunities (both online and offline) for you to meet each other, share resources, and showcase your work. "
target: FacebookMarketing.de
FacebookMarketing.de is a blog that concentrates on news and analysis of the fast-developing use of Facebook marketing in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria.
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closed 2/24/2011 via BusinessWire

Mediabistro.com, Inc., acquired Twittercism

synopsis: Mediabistro.com, a division of WebMediaBrands Inc., has announced that it has acquired the assets of the Twittercism.com blog from Shea Bennett. Twittercism.com provides Twitter users with tips, tricks, tweaks, tools and tutorials, as well as news, articles, opinions and rumours.
buyer parent: WebMediaBrands, Inc.
buyer: Mediabistro.com, Inc. (MBIS:$13.13)
mediabistro.com is dedicated to anyone who creates or works with content, or who is a non-creative professional working in a content/creative industry. The company's mission is to provide opportunities (both online and offline) for you to meet each other, share resources, and showcase your work. "
target: Twittercism
Twittercism.com is a blog source for Twitter tips, tricks, tweaks, tools and tutorials, as well as news, articles, opinion and rumours. All the articles and content on the site is written and edited by the founder, Shéa Bennett.
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closed 2/23/2011 via BusinessWire

Mediabistro.com, Inc., acquired European Semantic Technology Conference

synopsis: Mediabistro.com, a division of WebMediaBrands Inc., has announced that it has acquired the trade show and related assets of the European Semantic Technology Conference (“ESTC”) from Semantic Technology Institute International of Vienna, Austria. ESTC is the biggest industry trade show focusing on Semantic Technology in Europe.
buyer parent: WebMediaBrands, Inc.
buyer: Mediabistro.com, Inc. (MBIS:$13.13)
mediabistro.com is dedicated to anyone who creates or works with content, or who is a non-creative professional working in a content/creative industry. The company's mission is to provide opportunities (both online and offline) for you to meet each other, share resources, and showcase your work. "
target parent: Semantic Technology Institute International
target: European Semantic Technology Conference
The European Semantic Technology Conference is the biggest industry trade show focusing on Semantic Technology in Europe. The conference is held in Vienna, Austria.
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closed 11/17/2010 via BusinessWire

Mediabistro.com, Inc., acquired TVSpy.com

synopsis: WebMediaBrands announced that it has acquired the website TVSpy.com from Vault, Inc. TVSpy will become part of the Mediabistro blog network. TVSpy is the insider resource for TV industry professionals.
buyer parent: WebMediaBrands, Inc.
buyer: Mediabistro.com, Inc. (MBIS:$13.13)
WebMediaBrands Inc. is an Internet media company that provides content, education, trade shows, and online job board services to media and business professionals. The company’s online business includes mediabistro.com, a leading blog network. "
target parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
target: TVSpy.com
TVSpy connects television professionals with each other and with professionals in related media industries, as well as with unique inside information to give them an edge as they build their careers and businesses in video media.
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closed 7/18/2007 via BusinessWire

Jupitermedia Corporation, acquired Mediabistro.com, Inc.

synopsis: Jupitermedia Corporation has acquired all of the shares of mediabistro.com inc. the career and community site for media and creative professionals, for $20.0 million in cash and a two year earn-out that could result in an additional $3.0 million in cash consideration.
buyer: Jupitermedia Corporation (OTCPK:MECK:$3.22)
WebMediaBrands, is the leading global provider of events, education, jobs, and content for business, media, and creative professionals. The company consists of four distinct brands: mediabistro.com, LearnNetwork, Freelance Connect, and Semantic Web. Over 6 million users visit WebMediaBrands monthly."
target: Mediabistro.com, Inc. (MBIS:$13.13)
mediabistro.com is dedicated to anyone who creates or works with content, or who is a non-creative professional working in a content/creative industry. Our mission is to provide opportunities (both online and offline) for you to meet each other, share resources, and showcase your work.
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closed 1/6/2021 via PR Web

Adweek, Inc., acquired Social Media Week

synopsis: Adweek, the leading source of news and insights covering marketing, media and technology, has acquired Social Media Week (SMW), a premiere conference and industry news platform for professionals in media, marketing and technology. SMW shares the best ideas and insights into how social media and technology are changing business, society and culture.
buyer parent: Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc.
buyer: Adweek, Inc.
Adweek is the leading source of news and insight serving the brand marketing ecosystem. Adweek’s award-winning coverage reaches an engaged audience of more than 6 million professionals across platforms including print, digital, events, podcasts, newsletters, social media and mobile apps. "
target: Social Media Week
Social Media Week (SMW) is one of the world’s premiere conferences and industry news platforms for professionals in media, marketing and technology. SMW curates and shares the best ideas, innovations and insights into how social media and technology are changing business, society and culture.
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closed 8/19/2014 via BNC Analysis

Prometheus Global Media, acquired Mediabistro

synopsis: Prometheus Global Media LLC, a collection of trade publications and events backed by a unit of Guggenheim Partners, has completed its acquisition of Mediabistro from the Mecklermedia Corp. Terms of the deal for Mediabistro, known for its website featuring job listings for journalists for other media professionals, weren't provided.
buyer parent: Guggenheim Partners, LLC
buyer: Prometheus Global Media
Prometheus Global Media is a diversified company with leading assets in the media and entertainment arenas, including: Music; Film; and Advertising & Marketing. Its assets include Billboard and its related conference events, The Hollywood Reporter, Adweek, Mediaweek, and more. "
target parent: Mecklermedia Corporation
target: Mediabistro (MBIS:$13.13)
Mediabistro is the leading provider of jobs, news, education, events, and research for the media industry. Their mission is to help media professionals succeed and grow in their careers as we provide them with opportunities to acquire new positions, knowledge, skills, and connections.
price ($mm)
$8.00
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closed 7/18/2007 via BusinessWire

Jupitermedia Corporation, acquired Mediabistro.com, Inc.

synopsis: Jupitermedia Corporation has acquired all of the shares of mediabistro.com inc. the career and community site for media and creative professionals, for $20.0 million in cash and a two year earn-out that could result in an additional $3.0 million in cash consideration.
buyer: Jupitermedia Corporation (OTCPK:MECK:$3.22)
WebMediaBrands, is the leading global provider of events, education, jobs, and content for business, media, and creative professionals. The company consists of four distinct brands: mediabistro.com, LearnNetwork, Freelance Connect, and Semantic Web. Over 6 million users visit WebMediaBrands monthly."
target: Mediabistro.com, Inc. (MBIS:$13.13)
mediabistro.com is dedicated to anyone who creates or works with content, or who is a non-creative professional working in a content/creative industry. Our mission is to provide opportunities (both online and offline) for you to meet each other, share resources, and showcase your work.
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closed 9/21/2016 via BNC Analysis

Shiftgig, acquired BookedOut

synopsis: Mobile on-demand job marketplace Shiftgig announced that it has acquired BookedOut, a logistics platform for experiential marketing. BookedOut is a powerful cloud & mobile logistics platform that seamlessly connects experiential advertising agencies with the growing on-demand talent community and manages those engagements to campaign completion.
buyer: Shiftgig
Shiftgig is an online marketplace that connects workers with jobs. Shiftgig collects client requirements, worker skills, and real-time shift data to provide smarter and timely matches. "
target: BookedOut
BookedOut is a powerful cloud & mobile logistics platform that seamlessly connects experiential advertising agencies with the growing on-demand talent community and manages those engagements to campaign completion.
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announced 8/4/2006 via BusinessWire

TANDBERG, will acquire Zetools, Inc.

synopsis: TANDBERG Television has signed a definitive merger agreement to acquire Zetools Inc., a Los Angeles-based developer of software that enables the delivery of next-generation digital video services over the Internet. In the past five years, Zetools has built a customer base of leading media companies, including AOL, NBC Universal and MTV Networks.
buyer: TANDBERG (TADBF:$0.00)
TANDBERG is the market share leader and the fastest growing company in the video conferencing industry. TANDBERG hold the highest market share for video infrastructure products as well as video endpoints, whether measured in terms of revenue or unit volume. "
target: Zetools, Inc.
Zetools develops software for creating, managing, delivering and accessing rich media content. From production through publishing, our products and services provide integrated solutions for enterprise-wide applications across a spectrum of industries.
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closed 10/6/2010 via BusinessWire

WebMediaBrands, Inc., acquired 10,000 Words

synopsis: WebMediaBrands, Inc. announced the acquisition of the blog 10000Words.net and related assets from Mark S. Luckie. Mr. Luckie, National Innovations Editor for The Washington Post, is based in Washington, D.C.
buyer: WebMediaBrands, Inc. (OTCPK:MECK:$3.22)
WebMediaBrands Inc. is an Internet media company that provides content, education, trade shows, and online job board services to media and business professionals. The company’s online business includes mediabistro.com, a leading blog network. "
target: 10,000 Words
10,000 Words was created as a resource for journalists and web and technology enthusiasts to learn the tools that are shaping digital journalism. The site offers examples, resources, and tutorials of both new and established technologies used to enhance journalism.
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closed 6/25/2021 via BNC Analysis

Amazon.com, Inc., acquired Art19

synopsis: Amazon Music is acquiring Art19, an independently owned podcast company that sits at the intersection of publishers and advertisers to provide cutting-edge tools for on-demand hosting, ad serving, audience targeting and measurement. The company powers hundreds of millions of podcast downloads every month.
buyer: Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN:$419,130.00)
Amazon is a global ecommerce and technology company. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon. "
target: Art19
Launched in 2015, ART19 is an independently owned podcast company that sits at the intersection of publishers and advertisers to provide cutting-edge tools for on-demand hosting, ad serving, audience targeting and measurement. The company powers hundreds of millions of podcast downloads every month.
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closed 9/11/2018 via Company Press Release

Search Consultancy, acquired Henderson Scott

synopsis: Search Consultancy has announced the acquisition of Henderson Scott, a specialist provider of executive search and recruitment solutions in technology. Henderson Scott has built a reputation for their market leading and cost effective solutions, utilising cutting edge resourcing techniques and extensive professional networks.
buyer parent: H2 Equity Partners
buyer: Search Consultancy
Search Consultancy has been delivering recruitment solutions since 1987, and has grown to become one of the leading recruitment consultancies in the UK. "
target: Henderson Scott
Henderson Scott is a specialist provider of executive search and recruitment solutions in technology. Henderson Scott has built a reputation for their market leading and cost effective solutions, utilising cutting edge resourcing techniques and extensive professional networks.
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closed 4/20/2016 via Company Press Release

Graduateland, acquired Tyba Solutions Ltd.

synopsis: Tyba, the Madrid based platform for startup and technology company recruitment was acquired by Graduateland. The company is the largest career network for students and graduates. They had become the preferred destination for startups and tech companies, both large and small, to post job vacancies.
buyer: Graduateland
Graduateland is Europe's largest career network for students and graduates. Graduateland offers a much-needed service of international career opportunities and, working together with key universities the network, acts as a one-stop-shop for university talent. "
target: Tyba Solutions Ltd.
Tyba has reimagined the way companies recruit junior talent. Tyba is an online platform that gives large, medium and small-sized businesses access to its junior talent database using cloud-based recruiting tools.
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closed 2/3/2016 via BNC Analysis

Hired, acquired breaz SAS

synopsis: Breaz.io, French leader in marketplaces dedicated to recruiting IT businesses, has been acquired by the US-based Hired.com. Hired is a marketplace that matched the best people and companies in a way that is fast, efficient and candidate centric.
buyer: Hired
Hired is a marketplace that matched the best people and companies in a way that is fast, efficient and candidate centric. Users on the Hired platform receive objective guidance throughout the interview process from a dedicated Talent Advocate. "
target: breaz SAS
Breaz is a marketplace that connects the best talent to the best companies in the tech industry.
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closed 9/16/2015 via Company Press Release

BreakIt, acquired The Startup Space AB

synopsis: The Startup Space, a news website about Swedish start up companies, has been acquired by BreakIt, an online news portal in Sweden. Anders, James, Einar and Pär will leave The Startup Space and continue to work on their other companies they’ve since gone on to start.
buyer: BreakIt
BreakIt is an online news platform based in Älvsjö, Sweden. "
target: The Startup Space AB
Swedish Startup Space was born on February 1st, 2013 as a very basic meeting place where people could browse jobs, events and office spaces. It is now a news service too, reaching tens of thousands of readers every week who want to learn about Swedish start ups.
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closed 1/4/2008 via BusinessWire

Monster Worldwide, Inc., acquired Affinity Labs

synopsis: Monster Worldwide, Inc. announced a strategic acquisition that will increase its presence in several professional and vocational online communities. Monster has acquired Affinity Labs Inc., a development stage company that operates a portfolio of professional and vocational communities for people interested in certain dedicated occupations.
buyer: Monster Worldwide, Inc. (MWW:$634.99)
Monster Worldwide, Inc. parent company of Monster(R), the online employment solution, strives to bring people together to advance their lives. Monster works for everyone by connecting employers with quality job seekers at all levels and by providing personalized career advice to consumers globally. "
target: Affinity Labs
Founded in 2006, Affinity Labs operates a portfolio of professional and vocational communities for people entering, advancing and networking in today’s fast-growing career fields. The company is backed by The Mayfield Fund and Trinity Ventures.
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$62
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closed 8/6/2007 via PR Newswire

Beyond.com, acquired Tech Careers

synopsis: Beyond.com has acquired http://www.TechCareers.com from CMP Technology, which includes all of its staff and assets, located in New York City. This acquisition allows Beyond.com to gain broad penetration within the IT and Engineering sectors.
buyer parent: Safeguard Scientifics, Inc.
buyer: Beyond.com
Beyond.com, Inc., the largest provider of career software, powers a network of more than 15,000 niche websites and online communities dedicated to helping business professionals, corporations and vertical communities connect with each other by providing relevant search and networking tools. "
target parent: United Business Media PLC
target: Tech Careers
TechCareers' custom hiring solutions recruits top quality tech and engineering professionals. We offer an integrated approach to reaching hard-to-find passive job seekers.
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closed 11/29/2006 via PR Newswire

Jobserve Ltd,, acquired ComputerJobs.com

synopsis: ComputerJobs.com, the second largest IT- focused job site and winner of numerous WEDDLE's User's Choice Awards, has announced its acquisition by JobServe.com, the UK's leading Internet recruitment site.
buyer: Jobserve Ltd,
JobServe is one of the UK's most successful businesses offering jobs across many sectors of the market. In 2002 JobServe opened an office in Australia where it recently acquired and absorbed JOBNET. In May 2006 JobServe purchased USA job boards CareerBoard.com and ComputerWork.com. "
target: ComputerJobs.com
ComputerJobs.com is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia and was started in 1995 to focus solely on IT recruitment. It has since expanded nationwide to become the second largest IT job site in the US, helping more than 1.5 million IT professionals locate jobs.
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closed 6/27/2011 via BusinessWire

CrowdGather, Inc., acquired Writers.net

synopsis: One of the leading networks of forum communities on the Internet, CrowdGather announced it has acquired the domain name, website, and assets related to Writers.net. Created in 1994, Writers.net is an Internet directory of writers, editors, publishers and literary agents.
buyer: CrowdGather, Inc. (CRWG:$1.69)
CrowdGather provides a highly interactive and informational social network for members, a management and revenue-sharing resource for third-party forum owners, and a largely untapped advertising network for marketers worldwide. "
target: Writers.net
Writers.net is valuable to writers, publishers, editors and literary agents. It gives writers, both published and unpublished, a chance to get writing assignments from publishers and editors looking for writers.
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$0.10
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closed 5/31/2019 via Company Press Release

MyMobileLyfe, LLC, acquired Atlanta Tech Blogs, LLC

synopsis: MyMobileLyfe, LLC has acquired Atlanta Tech Blogs, LLC, publisher of the popular website atlantatechblogs.com. With a focus on tech startups, Atlanta Tech Blogs curates posts from over 300 blogs via its website. Atlanta Tech Blogs is the region’s leading technology industry-focused digital platform for user-generated content.
buyer: MyMobileLyfe, LLC
MyMobileLyfe, LLC is a digital marketing and advertising agency whose products help businesses target relevant audiences and optimize promotional strategies. With MyMobileLyfe's search, display, retargeting, and live chat tools, ad buyers can reach customers across multiple channels and networks. "
target: Atlanta Tech Blogs, LLC
Atlanta Tech Blogs, LLC is the publisher of the popular website atlantatechblogs.com. The company is the region’s leading technology industry-focused digital platform for user-generated content. Focusing on tech startups, Atlanta Tech Blogs curates posts from over 300 blogs via its website.
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closed 7/1/2010 via Market Wire

KGB USA, Inc., acquired CerBibo Corporation

synopsis: kgb announced the acquisition of 100 percent of the outstanding shares of Centroid Media, the specialist Internet business best known for the people search engine and online reputation sites, Wieowie in the Netherlands, and Whoozy across other territories.
buyer: KGB USA, Inc.
KGB USA, Inc. provides branded directory assistance, independent outsourced directory assistance, and information services in the United States. "
target parent: Centroid Media BV
target: CerBibo Corporation
Founded in 2007, Centroid Media, is a privately held company based in Groningen, Holland. Centroid Media consists of a talented team of developers who build vertical search engines leveraging proprietary technology. Today, the existing network generates over 6 million page views every month.
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closed 4/4/2018 via PR Newswire

Future plc, acquired NewBay Media LLC

synopsis: Future plc, the global platform for specialist media, has acquired NewBay Media LLC. NewBay is an information and events business. It has a substantial B2B portfolio operating in verticals including Electronics and Education, and TV and Audio, where it publishes Broadcasting & Cable, the leading voice of authority in the television industry.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$647.97)
Future plc is an international media group and leading digital publisher. The Group operates two separately managed brand-led divisions: Media and Magazine. The Group has a reach of 100m+ globally, including 62m online users and 63m social media reach. "
target: NewBay Media LLC
NewBay is an information and events business. It has a substantial B2B portfolio operating in verticals including Electronics and Education, and TV and Audio, where it publishes Broadcasting & Cable, the leading voice of authority in the television industry.
price ($mm)
$14
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
$4
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EV / EBITDA
4.6x
announced 12/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

En-Japan, will acquire Brocante Inc.

synopsis: En-Japan Inc., a provider of online recruitment solutions in Japan, will acquire Brocante Inc., a Japanese technology company. Brocante's Freelance Start is an online project site for freelance IT engineers. The site allows engineers to search for jobs by programming language, location, and job type.
buyer: En-Japan (:$506.88)
en-Japan inc. provides online recruitment solutions in Japan. en-Japan operates various websites for job search and job change services. Their range of websites help people in their 20s to mid 30s and 40s find a job. Their websites also help people find temporary employment or part-time jobs. "
target: Brocante Inc.
Brocante is a Japanese technology company. Brocante's Freelance Start is an online project site for freelance IT engineers. The site allows engineers to search for jobs by programming language, location, and job type. Their LAMPCHAT solution is a chatbot that helps businesses attract more customers.
price ($mm)
$5.46
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
8.2x
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/11/2013 via BNC Analysis

Pinterest, acquired HackerMeter

synopsis: Pinterest has acquired HackerMeter, a site where developers take code challenges and get matched with jobs that fit their skills. Employers can then review the top performers' code samples, get in contact, and do technical screenings, all through the site.
buyer: Pinterest
Pinterest is a social networking site with a visually-pleasing “virtual pinboard” interface. Users collect photos and link to products they love, creating their own pinboards and following the pinboards of other people whom they find interesting. "
target: HackerMeter
Hackermeter is a site where developers take code challenges and get matched with jobs that fit their skills. Employers can then review the top performers' code samples, get in contact, and do technical screenings, all through the site.
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