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closed 4/18/2011 via BusinessWire

CrowdGather, Inc., acquired Forumer

synopsis: One of the leading networks of forum communities on the Internet, CrowdGather, has announced that it has acquired the assets of free forum hosting pioneer, Forumer.com. Forumer, which serves 35 million monthly pageviews across 200,000 active forums, joins CrowdGather’s existing free forum hosting platforms FreeForums.org and Lefora.com.
buyer: CrowdGather, Inc. (CRWG:$1.69)
CrowdGather provides a highly interactive and informational social network for members, a management and revenue-sharing resource for third-party forum owners, and a largely untapped advertising network for marketers worldwide. "
target: Forumer
Forumer is a free forum hosting pioneer which serves 35 million monthly pageviews across 200,000 active forums. Features include over 30 free skins, a great custom portal, a live chatroom, and much more.
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announced 5/4/2018 via BNC Analysis

Minds + Machines, will acquire ICM Registry LLC

synopsis: Minds + Machines, a sales and marketing led owner of new generic top-level domains, is to acquire the entire membership interests of the US company ICM Registry LLC. ICM Registry LLC operates a domain registry and is based out of Palm Beach Gardens, FL.
buyer: Minds + Machines (AIM:MMX:$11.95)
Minds + Machines Group Limited is a sales and marketing led owner of new generic top-level domains. They work through their expanding international network of registrars and distribution partners to bring the benefits of affinity based domain addresses to B2B and consumer audiences. "
target: ICM Registry LLC
ICM Registry LLC operates a domain registry. The ICM Registry operates from Palm Beach Gardens, Florida and is owned by Stuart Lawley.
price ($mm)
$41
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$7
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announced 9/28/2015 via PR Newswire

Uniregistry Corp., will acquire dotHIV

synopsis: Uniregistry Corp., a leading domain name registration services company, and dotHIV, the first charitable Top-Level Domain Registry, jointly announce that the .hiv TLD will change ownership to Uniregistry. The .hiv TLD made history as the first open charitable TLD, dedicated to the global fight against AIDS.
buyer: Uniregistry Corp.
Uniregistry is a company founded with the intention of creating an innovative, intuitive, and easier way for users to connect on the Internet. They offer the Internet’s best top-level domain alternatives. Their registry, Uniregistry.link, operates 24 new extensions. "
target: dotHIV
dotHIV brings the domain ending '.hiv' to the Internet as a digital Red Ribbon, to raise funds and awareness for the end of AIDS. For each click on a .hiv website, dotHIV donates a specific amount to HIV projects.
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announced 3/20/2014 via BusinessWire

NeuStar, Inc., will acquire .CO Internet

synopsis: Neustar, Inc., a trusted, neutral provider of real-time information and analytics, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire .CO Internet S.A.S. and certain associated assets. .CO Internet is the exclusive operator of the worldwide registry for Internet addresses with the “.co” top-level domain.
buyer: NeuStar, Inc. (NSR:$1,165.09)
Neustar, Inc. is a trusted, neutral provider of real-time information and analytics to the communications services, financial services, retail, and media and advertising sectors. Neustar applies its advanced, secure technologies to help its clients promote and protect their businesses. "
target: .CO Internet
.CO Internet is the exclusive operator of the worldwide registry for Internet addresses with the “.co” top-level domain. Since its global launch in 2010, names under management for .co have grown to more than 1.6 million in over 200 countries and territories worldwide.
price ($mm)
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$21
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closed 11/23/2009 via Market Wire

Metatron, Inc., acquired PB Magic, Inc.

synopsis: Metatron, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has completed the acquisition of PB Magic, Inc. Founded in 2000, PB Magic provides web hosting, design, development, custom programming, database integration, and PPC/SEC advertising campaign management to Fortune 500, public sector and small business clientele.
buyer: Metatron, Inc. (MRNJ:$0.20)
Metatron Inc. is a diversified internet holding company with a mission to harness the power of today's online and wireless consumer interactivity to make daily life easier, more productive and more entertaining for people all over the world. "
target: PB Magic, Inc.
Founded in 2000, PB Magic provides web hosting, design, development, custom programming, database integration, and PPC/SEC advertising campaign management to Fortune 500, public sector and small business clientele.
price ($mm)
$0.78
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closed 12/28/2009 via BusinessWire

Alibaba.com Corporation, acquired China Civilink

synopsis: Alibaba.com has completed a share purchase agreement of China Civilink which operates as HiChina Web Solutions, a leading eCommerce company that provides domain name registration. This was the first of a two phase deal with Alibaba.com acquiring 85 percent of HiChina.
buyer: Alibaba.com Corporation (BABA:$58,146.00)
Alibaba.com is China's leading e-commerce company, operating the world's largest online marketplaces for both international and domestic China trade, as well as China's most popular online payment system, AliPay. "
target parent: SYNNEX Information Technologies
target: China Civilink
China Civilink operates as HiChina Web Solutions, and is the leading Internet application service provider in China. HiChina provides comprehensive Internet application services to businesses, including domain services, hosting services, and email systems.
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$57*
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closed 7/23/2009 via PR Newswire

Neudesic, LLC, purchased SharePoint Hosting from Avitiva

synopsis: Neudesic, a leading Microsoft National Systems Integrator and Gold Certified Partner that is currently ranked on both the Inc. 500 and CRN Fast-Growth 100, announced that it has acquired the hosting operations of Seattle, WA-based Avitiva.
buyer: Neudesic, LLC
Neudesic is a Microsoft Gold Certified and Managed Partner with a proven track record of providing reliable, effective solutions based on Microsoft's technology platform. "
seller: Avitiva
Avitiva designs and hosts collaborative, Web-based applications with hosted solutions that deliver knowledge in a format you can use. Simply put, we deliver the right information, how and when you need it.
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closed 12/31/2007 via BusinessWire

Oversee.net, acquired Moniker Online Services LLC

synopsis: Oversee.net, a leading technology-driven online marketing solutions company, and Moniker®, one of the fastest-growing providers of domain name registration, domain asset management, and monetization services, announced that Oversee has acquired Moniker. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer: Oversee.net
Oversee.net is a technology-driven online media company that delivers innovative advertising and marketing solutions to the search (information.com), display advertising (revenue.net), and lead generation (low.com and degrees.com) segments. "
target parent: Seevast, Corp
target: Moniker Online Services LLC
Moniker.com is one of the top 3 fastest growing ICANN Accredited domain name registrars, offering domain registration, domain name sales and escrow, domain traffic monetization, website hosting and domain portfolio management services for individuals and businesses.
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closed 3/5/2007 via BusinessWire

NameMedia, Inc., acquired SmartName.com

synopsis: NameMedia has acquired SmartName.com, one of the pioneers in providing monetization services for owners of high value domain name portfolios. As advisors to NameMedia , SmartName founders Ari Goldberger and Lawrence Fischer will continue to drive the strategy, innovation and customer service that has made SmartName an industry leader.
buyer parent: Highland Capital Holdings Corporation
buyer: NameMedia, Inc.
NameMedia is the industry leader in Direct Search and the marketplace for premium domain names. The company leverages the power of Direct Search through a proprietary publishing platform that creates revenue-generating search destinations. "
target: SmartName.com
SmartName.com is a pioneer in providing monetization services for owners of high value domain name portfolios. We will work closely with you to reap the full potential of your investment with your domain name network that enhances the brand value of your domains and increases overall traffic.
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announced 8/8/2006 via Company Press Release

Seevast, Corp, will acquire Moniker Online Services LLC

synopsis: Seevast has announced the acquisition of Moniker.com, the industry leader in domain sales and asset management, which includes domain name registration and management, live domain auctions, escrow, appraisals and domain traffic monetization services.
buyer: Seevast, Corp
Seevast will be managed by experienced, industry-recognized professionals to provide innovative Web-based marketing services for its clients. "
target: Moniker Online Services LLC
Moniker.com is one of the top 3 fastest growing ICANN Accredited domain name registrars, offering domain registration, domain name sales and escrow, domain traffic monetization, website hosting and domain portfolio management services for individuals and businesses.
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announced 1/20/2017 via Company Press Release

Tucows Inc., will acquire eNom

synopsis: Tucows Inc., a provider of network access, domain names and other Internet services, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire wholesale domain name registrar eNom from Rightside Group, Ltd. eNom enables individuals and organizations to buy and sell Internet domains and related services.
buyer: Tucows Inc. (TCX:$186.97)
Tucows is a provider of network access, domain names and other Internet services. Ting delivers mobile phone service and fixed Internet access. OpenSRS manages domain names and value-added services. Hover allows individuals and small businesses to manage their domain names and email addresses. "
target parent: Rightside
target: eNom
eNom Inc. operates as a wholesale domain name registrar. The company enables individuals and organizations to buy and sell Internet domains and related services.
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closed 8/1/2016 via Company Press Release

Corporation Service Company, acquired NetNames

synopsis: HgCapital has announced that it has agreed the sale of NetNames, a leading provider of global brand protection and internet domain name management services, to CSC, a US-based, leading provider of business administration services to corporations.
buyer: Corporation Service Company
Corporation Service Company provides matter management, corporate compliance, and trustee services; corporate identity protection services to top global brands; and due diligence and transactional services to the world’s largest financial institutions. "
target parent: HgCapital
target: NetNames
NetNames is a leader in online brand protection protecting the digital presence of brands across the globe. NetNames offers leading end-to-end brand protection solutions, corporate domain name management, and online security solutions.
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closed 6/28/2016 via Company Press Release

The Electric Mail Company Inc., purchased SMTP Relay Business from SMTP, Inc.

synopsis: SharpSpring, Inc., a global provider of cloud-based marketing technologies, has sold its SMTP relay business unit to the Electric Mail Company. SMTP's relay services maximizes the number of emails that reach recipients’ inboxes by using their own IP addresses and monitoring emails for anti-SPAM compliance.
buyer parent: j2 Global, Inc.
buyer: The Electric Mail Company Inc.
Electric Mail provides hosted email services to businesses including an award-winning integrated email security suite, hosted email, email archiving, and desktop-to-desktop email archiving. "
seller parent: SharpSpring
seller: SMTP, Inc. (SMTP:$5.96)
SMTP's relay services maximizes the number of emails that reach recipients’ inboxes by using their own IP addresses and monitoring emails for anti-SPAM compliance. To ensure the best deliverability, their Responsive Delivery system constantly monitors bounce rates.
price ($mm)
$15
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closed 4/29/2014 via PR Newswire

NetNames, acquired WebIP

synopsis: NetNames, the global leader in online brand protection and corporate domain name management, has acquired WebIP, a leader in corporate domain name management in the Australian market.
buyer parent: HgCapital
buyer: NetNames
NetNames is a leader in online brand protection protecting the digital presence of brands across the globe. NetNames offers leading end-to-end brand protection solutions, corporate domain name management, and online security solutions. NetNames also protects digital assets of global brands "
target: WebIP
Web IP is an Australian based ICANN accredited registrar providing online brand management solutions to large corporate and Government organisations. The Web IP head office is located in central Melbourne, Australia, with a client base spanning Australia, New Zealand, Europe and the U.S.
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closed 7/31/2012 via BNC Analysis

Rebellion Media Group Inc, acquired Universal Properties Corp.

synopsis: Rebellion Media has completed the acquisition of Universal Properties, a portfolio of direct navigation domains and established websites including osha.com, findanyone.com, HazwoperTraining.com and whmisdirect.com.
buyer: Rebellion Media Group Inc
Rebellion Media is a leading digital media company. They create and acquire digital media properties within their targeted categories (health & wellness, technology, entertainment and sports) and power them with an innovative content, traffic and monetization platform. "
target: Universal Properties Corp.
Universal Properties Corp. is an online digital property company. They own and manage several thousand Top Level generic domain names for optimized paid search and web developement purposes. They also design and build out custom full-scale web services and innovative mobile applications.
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announced 9/26/2011 via BNC Analysis

HgCapital, will acquire Group NBT plc

synopsis: London midmarket fund HgCapital LLP announced an agreed take-private offer for British Web-hosting company Group NBT plc. Group NBT plc provides domain name, Web hosting, brand protection, and other Internet related services worldwide.
buyer: HgCapital
HgCapital is a leading investor in the European private equity market. Successor to Mercury Private Equity, which was acquired by Merrill Lynch. Mercury Private Equity staff acquired the business from Merrill Lynch and renamed it HgCapital. HgCapital has funds under management of €2.5 billion. "
target: Group NBT plc (GB:NBT:$79.47)
Group NBT plc provides domain name, Web hosting, brand protection, and other Internet related services worldwide. The company offers managed hosting services in the United Kingdom and continental Europe under the NetBenefit brand name.
price ($mm)[EV]
$221 [$211]
rev ($mm)
$77
EBITDA ($mm)
$16
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2.8x
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13.6x
closed 8/2/2011 via PR Newswire

Tucows Inc., acquired EPAG Domainservices GmbH

synopsis: Tucows, a provider of domain names, email and other Internet services, announced that it has acquired all the shares of EPAG Domainservices GmbH from QSC AG. EPAG, based in Bonn, Germany, is an ICANN-accredited registrar with over 400,000 domains under management and is notable for offering over 200 Top Level Domains.
buyer: Tucows Inc. (TCX:$186.97)
Tucows Inc. provides domain names, email and other services through its extensive reseller network, called its OpenSRS group. OpenSRS manages over eleven million domain names and millions of email boxes through a reseller network of over 11,000 web hosts and ISPs. "
target parent: QSC AG
target: EPAG Domainservices GmbH
EPAG Domainservices GmbH, based in Bonn, Germany, is an ICANN-accredited registrar with over 400,000 domains under management and is notable for offering over 200 Top Level Domains (TLDs).
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$2.10
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closed 2/24/2009 via BusinessWire

Sedo.com, LLC, acquired RevenueDirect

synopsis: Sedo, the leading online marketplace for buying and selling domain names, announced the acquisition of RevenueDirect, a provider of top-tier domain parking services for professional domain investors. The acquisition of RevenueDirect’s substantial customer base significantly increases Sedo’s North American market share.
buyer parent: United Internet AG
buyer: Sedo.com, LLC
Sedo, an acronym for "Search Engine for Domain Offers," is the leading online marketplace for buying and selling domain names and websites. Headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., Sedo has assembled the world's largest database of domain names for sale, with more than 7 million listings. "
target parent: Dotster Inc.
target: RevenueDirect
RevenueDirect, based in Vancouver Washington, is a leading domain monetization service provider. We offer responsive personal service, keyword optimization flexibility, and detailed automated reporting with actionable intelligence about domain traffic.
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announced 12/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

FANDOM, will acquire Curse LLC

synopsis: Fandom, a global entertainment media brand, will acquire Curse from Twitch, the world’s leading live video platform and community for gamers. Curse is an online game portal and network of gaming websites. Curse empowers online gamers with premium resources and content. Their sites include Azurilland, Diablofans, Hearthpwn, MMO-Champion and more.
buyer: FANDOM
FANDOM is a global entertainment media brand, based in California, powered by fan passion. The fan-trusted source in entertainment, they provide a home to explore, contribute to, and celebrate the world of pop culture. "
target parent: Amazon.com, Inc.
target: Curse LLC
Curse is an online game portal and network of gaming websites. Curse empowers online gamers with premium resources and content. Their gaming websites include Azurilland, Diablofans, Hearthpwn, MMO-Champion and more. Their wiki hosting platform, Gamepedia, is dedicated to games and written by gamers.
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closed 11/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

Google, acquired CloudSimple

synopsis: Google has acquired CloudSimple, a company that provides a service to the world’s leading cloud vendors to deploy and manage workloads in a dedicated, private cloud in public clouds. With the full support of Microsoft and VMware, the first offering is a service for VMware.
buyer: Google (GOOGL:$155,058.00)
Google is a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services, products, and platforms like Search, Maps, Gmail, Android, Google Play, Chrome and YouTube. Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. "
target: CloudSimple
CloudSimple provides a service to the world’s leading cloud vendors to deploy and manage workloads in a dedicated, private cloud in public clouds. With the full support of Microsoft and VMware, the first offering is a service for VMware.
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closed 4/18/2011 via BusinessWire

CrowdGather, Inc., acquired Forumer

synopsis: One of the leading networks of forum communities on the Internet, CrowdGather, has announced that it has acquired the assets of free forum hosting pioneer, Forumer.com. Forumer, which serves 35 million monthly pageviews across 200,000 active forums, joins CrowdGather’s existing free forum hosting platforms FreeForums.org and Lefora.com.
buyer: CrowdGather, Inc. (CRWG:$1.69)
CrowdGather provides a highly interactive and informational social network for members, a management and revenue-sharing resource for third-party forum owners, and a largely untapped advertising network for marketers worldwide. "
target: Forumer
Forumer is a free forum hosting pioneer which serves 35 million monthly pageviews across 200,000 active forums. Features include over 30 free skins, a great custom portal, a live chatroom, and much more.
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closed 12/30/2015 via BNC Analysis

Muut, Inc., acquired Tal.ki

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

Plaor merged with CrowdGather, Inc.,

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

CrowdGather, Inc., acquired PersonalityCafe

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

CrowdGather, Inc., acquired Yuku

synopsis: CrowdGather has acquired the domain name, website, and assets related to yuku.com including the Ezboard domains and its integrated forums, from Inform Technologies, Inc. Yuku.com is a premier forum platform that offers both members and forum organizers a simple interface to use and manage the forum communities.
buyer: CrowdGather, Inc. (CRWG:$1.69)
CrowdGather provides a highly interactive and informational social network for members, a management and revenue-sharing resource for third-party forum owners, and a largely untapped advertising network for marketers worldwide. "
target parent: Inform Technologies, LLC
target: Yuku
Yuku has a long history of serving, managing and hosting forum communities, and also includes the original ezboard.com forum community, one of the most prominent forum platforms online. Yuku.com includes many social network features for members and member profiles.
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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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closed 5/25/2011 via BusinessWire

CrowdGather, Inc., acquired PbNation.com

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

CrowdGather, Inc., acquired Pocketables.net

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

CrowdGather, Inc., acquired Forumer

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

CrowdGather, Inc., acquired DigiShopTalk.com

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

CrowdGather, Inc., acquired Rapmusic.com

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

CrowdGather, Inc., will acquire Lefora

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

CrowdGather, Inc., acquired ADISN, Inc.

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

CrowdGather, Inc., acquired Anythingbutipod.com

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

CrowdGather, Inc., acquired MatrixWatch.com

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

CrowdGather, Inc., acquired AdminFusion.com

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

CrowdGather, Inc., acquired MJHQ.com

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

CrowdGather, Inc., acquired FreePowerBoards.com

synopsis: One of the leading networks of forum communities on the worldwide web, CrowdGather has added FreePowerBoards.com to their rapidly expanding roster of enthusiast forums and tools for forum members. FreePowerBoards is an easy to use, customizable message board hosting service available free of charge to its members.
buyer: CrowdGather, Inc. (CRWG:$1.69)
With its growing portfolio of special interest forums and enthusiast message board communities, CrowdGather has created a centralized network to benefit forum members, forum owners and forum advertisers. "
target: FreePowerBoards.com
FreePowerBoards.com is an easy to use, customizable message board hosting service available free of charge to its members. FreePowerBoards.com offers registration, hosting space, bandwidth, support, and service for individuals interested in creating their own message boards or forums.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 12/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

FANDOM, will acquire Curse LLC

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

Future plc, will purchase Consumer Division from Purch

synopsis: Global specialist media platform, Future plc announced the proposed acquisition of the consumer division and all associated brands and services of Purch, the next generation digital publishing and marketplace platform, operating in the consumer technology and science verticals.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$219.76)
Based in the UK, Future plc is an international media group and leading digital publisher. The Group operates two separately managed brand-led divisions: Media and Magazine. The Magazine division is brand-led while the Media division focuses on being at the forefront of digital innovation. "
seller: Purch
Purch is a digital publishing and marketplace platform positioned at the intersection of content, commerce and customer. By combining in-depth product reviews, comparisons and services with industry-leading publisher technology, Purch creates a seamless connection between buyers and sellers.
price ($mm)
$133
rev ($mm)
$64
EBITDA ($mm)
$10
EV / rev
2.1x
EV / EBITDA
13.1x
announced 1/5/2018 via BusinessWire

Maven Inc., will acquire HubPages

synopsis: Maven Inc. agreed to acquire HubPages in a union that will bring together 40 million monthly unique users together in a single premium digital media network, the two companies announced after signing a letter of intent. HubPages’ network will be migrated to Maven’s publishing and community platform, relaunched as part of a single premium network.
buyer: Maven Inc. (OTCPK:MVEN:$0.38)
Maven is an expert-driven, group media network, whose platform serves, by invitation-only, a coalition of professional, independent channel partners. Maven enables partners to focus on creating, informing, sharing, discovering, leading & interacting with the communities & constituencies they serve. "
target: HubPages
HubPages is an online publishing platform and a passionate open community of dedicated writers, explorers, knowledge seekers, and conversation starters. It helps Hubbers find and build an audience, easily create articles, and earn all sorts of rewards, from accolades to ad revenue.
price ($mm)
$18
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/4/2018 via Company Press Release

ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE, acquired Kairion GmbH

synopsis: ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE continues to strengthen its activities in the ad-tech sector and is acquiring the e-commerce marketer Kairion from Cocomore AG. Kairion offers advertising customers the opportunity to place adverts in the combined advertising space of the participating retailers.
buyer: ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE (XTRA:PSM:$4,565.17)
ProSiebenSat.1 Group is one of the most successful independent media companies in Europe with a strong presence in the TV and digital markets. Free TV financed by advertising is the core business of the Group. ProSiebenSat.1 has also built up a successful e-commerce business of digital platforms. "
target parent: Cocomore AG
target: Kairion GmbH
Kairion offers advertising customers the opportunity to place adverts in the combined advertising space of the participating retailers. The company aggregates the advertising environments and data of over 80 online shops, an activity known as retail media.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/21/2017 via Company Press Release

Linx S.A., acquired Percycle Serviços Ltda.

synopsis: LINX S.A. announces the acquisition of Percycle Serviços Ltda. (“Percycle”) by Linx Sistemas e Consultoria Ltda., a subsidiary of the Company, for 100% of the shares of Percycle. Percycle operates the leading native online media platform, uniting merchants, brands and consumers. It allows a company to advertise within the top e-commerce sites.
buyer: Linx S.A. (BOVESPA:LINX3:$178.21)
With more than 30 years offering management software (ERP and POS), Linx specializes in retail and meets many different market needs. Linx offers specific solutions for gas stations and convenience stores, dealerships, food, fashion, optical shops, drugstores, supermarkets, magazines and more. "
target: Percycle Serviços Ltda.
Percycle operates the leading native online media platform, uniting merchants, brands and consumers. It allows a company to advertise within the top e-commerce sites in different formats and segmentations, in addition to enable the maximizing of ROI (return on investment) generated in the campaign.
price ($mm)
$3.91
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/8/2017 via BNC Analysis

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

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

Fit Reisen, acquired Kurz Mal Weg

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

Shoply will be merged with Anyware Corporation,

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

Hanse Vertriebspartner AG, will acquire GELD.de

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

Connexity, acquired PriceGrabber

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

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

synopsis: ValueClick, Inc. announced that it has agreed to sell 100 percent of its Owned and Operated Websites (O&O) segment to IAC. ValueClick's O&O segment comprises a broad range of content and e-commerce websites including Investopedia and PriceRunner.
buyer: IAC (IAC:$4,501.20)
IAC is a leading media and Internet company focused in the core areas of search, applications, online dating, local and media. IAC's network of sites has over a billion total monthly visits in more than 30 countries and is the 8th largest network in the world. "
seller: ValueClick, Inc. (VCLK:$593.84)
ValueClick's Owned and Operated Websites segment comprises a broad range of content and e-commerce websites including Investopedia and PriceRunner.
price ($mm)
$80
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 4/19/2013 via BusinessWire

Eniro AB, will acquire Bloggerfy

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

Bazaarvoice, Inc., acquired Longboard Media, Inc.

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

Populis, acquired mokono GmbH

synopsis: Populis is delighted to announce the acquisition of mokono, Germany’s largest blog network and one of Europe’s leading blogging and blog marketing platforms.
buyer: Populis
With a network of over 500 web properties visited by more than 26 million unique users every month, Populis provides vibrant content to passionate communities, crowdsourced from a team of expert collaborators and published on its wholly owned and operated websites. "
target: mokono GmbH
Since 2005, mokono has provided blog technology to bloggers across the globe. In addition, both bloggers and corporations have increasingly used mokono for marketing and advertising support. mokono is based in Berlin, Germany.
price ($mm)
$11
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/5/2018 via PR Newswire

Seven Stars Cloud, acquired Grapevine

synopsis: Seven Stars Cloud Group, Inc., a leading global fintech and asset digitization services company, has acquired Grapevine Logic Inc., an influencer marketing platform. Grapevine's workflow management software, proprietary tracking and analytics measures direct response and conversion rates from promotional content on YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram.
buyer: Seven Stars Cloud (IDEX:$218.76)
Seven Stars Cloud (SSC) is a global fintech and asset digitization services company focused on digital asset production and distribution. SSC is bringing transparency, efficiency, and ownership paradigms to markets including finance, commodities/energy, vertical industry/supply chain and consumer. "
target: Grapevine
Grapevine is the world's leading end-to-end influencer marketing platform that enables collaboration between advertisers and social media content creators to produce promotional content at scale. The Grapevine network includes more than 177,000 creators with more than 6 billion monthly views.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/9/2018 via Company Press Release

RTL Group, acquired United Screens AB

synopsis: RTL Group announced that it has fully acquired United Screens, the leading multi-platform network (MPN) in the Nordic countries. United Screens is the largest YouTube network in the Nordics with more than 500 million views per month.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
buyer: RTL Group (ENXTBR:RTL:$7,416.59)
RTL Group is a global leader across broadcast, content and digital, with interests in 56 television channels and 31 radio stations, content production throughout the world and rapidly growing digital video businesses. "
target: United Screens AB
United Screens is a Sweden-based producer of online video. United Screens is a multi platform network, focusing on online video and working with creators, advertisers and rights owners. United Screens is the largest YouTube network in the Nordics with more than 500 million views per month.
price ($mm)
$15
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/28/2017 via Market Wire

RhythmOne plc, acquired RadiumOne, Inc.

synopsis: RhythmOne plc, a digital advertising technology company that connects audiences with brands through content across devices, announces that it has acquired certain assets of RadiumOne, Inc., a leading data driven marketing platform.
buyer: RhythmOne plc (AIM:RTHM:$316.02)
RhythmOne is a tech-enabled digital media company that connects online audiences with brands through premium content across devices. Through its fully integrated programmatic platform, RhythmMax, the Company offers digital advertising inventory across owned, controlled and extended supply sources. "
target: RadiumOne, Inc.
RadiumOne is a data driven marketing platform that analyzes consumer signals in real time to determine consumer intent from a broad range of digital touch points, which includes a brand's paid (advertising), earned (influencers), shared (social) and owned (websites and apps) media channels.
price ($mm)[EV]
$26 [$30]
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 2/9/2017 via PE Hub

Sun Seven Stars Media Group Limited, will acquire Grapevine

synopsis: Grapevine, the world’s leading end-to-end social media influencer marketing platform with more than 90,000 content creators generating 5.7 billion views per month, announced an agreement under which global media group Sun Seven Stars will purchase a majority stake in the company.
buyer: Sun Seven Stars Media Group Limited
Sun Seven Stars Media Group Limited is one of the biggest private media and investment conglomerates in China. Its predecessor is Sun Media Group Holdings Limited, which was established by Bruno Wu and Yang Lan and became one of the leading entertainment, media and investment companies in Asia. "
target: Grapevine
Grapevine is an end-to-end influencer marketing platform that helps advertisers and social content creators work together to produce promotional content at scale. The Grapevine network includes more than 90,000 creators who generate more than 5.7 billion monthly views.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/16/2015 via BNC Analysis

Al Ahli Holding Group, acquired theAudience

synopsis: Al Ahli Holding Group has acquired theAudience. Based in Los Angeles, theAudience is one of the world's largest social media publishing and marketing companies, reaching to over one billion people globally. Its expertise in connecting brands and consumers has led it to work with brands such as American Express, McDonald's, and more.
buyer: Al Ahli Holding Group
Al Ahli Holding Group is a multi-diversified international conglomerate with over four decades of successfully dealing with business activities ranging from real estate to turnkey construction, engineering and infrastructure, retail and trading, technology and logistics, and more. "
target: theAudience
theAudience is an entertainment content publishing network built upon the social media connections between fans and popular culture. The company's robust publishing network curates and produces content natively on social media platforms to create large, highly engaged fan bases.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/8/2013 via BNC Analysis

Adknowledge, Inc., acquired SocialWeekend Labs

synopsis: Adknowledge announced that it has acquired Montipay, Inc., doing business as SocialWeekend Labs. SocialWeekend operates as a media publisher that provides personalized content to people. It focuses on shared-content topics for users on various verticals.
buyer: Adknowledge, Inc.
Adknowledge is a leading online network that specializes in performance-based marketing solutions that help make the long tail web accessible to search engine advertisers. "
target: SocialWeekend Labs
SocialWeekend is a media publisher delivering timely, personalized content to over tens of millions of people each day. Focusing on popular, shared-content topics, SocialWeekend has built an organic distribution network of like-minded users in eight major verticals.
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Wix.com Ltd
Wix.com Ltd
Wix.com is a leading cloud-based web development platform with more than 98 million registered users worldwide. Wix was founded on the belief that the Internet should be accessible to everyone to develop, create and contribute.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$640.22
EBITDA ($mm)
($27.56)
EBIT ($mm)
($39.97)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2093
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Ticker: WDMG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WinSonic Digital Media Group, Ltd.
WinSonic Digital Media Group, Ltd. was founded to create a new global communications infrastructure for the delivery of converged communications services i.e. voice, audio, video, data, streaming media and broadcast content over protocol independent multi-layered communication systems.
year
2009
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Ticker: ASX:MLB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Melbourne IT Ltd.
Melbourne IT Ltd.
Melbourne IT helps organisations of all sizes to successfully do business online. Their complete portfolio of cloud-based technology services drives business effectiveness and profitability for many customers in Australia and around the world.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$126.61
EBITDA ($mm)
$18.16
EBIT ($mm)
$14.31
Net Income ($mm)
$8.06
Employees
559
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Ticker: ASX:IAB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Inabox Group Limited
Inabox Group Limited
Inabox Group Limited is a leading supplier of next generation IT, cloud and IP telephony services. Established in 2003 and listed in 2013, they are one of the few providers in the market that offers a full suite of IT and telecommunications products.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$67.85
EBITDA ($mm)
$3.04
EBIT ($mm)
$1.76
Net Income ($mm)
$0.70
Employees
71
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Ticker: ASX:DN8
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dreamscape Networks Limited
Dreamscape Networks Limited
Dreamscape Networks Limited is a Singapore-based provider of domain names, hosting and technology solutions. Dreamscape Networks offers affordable and easy to use online solutions that help businesses and independents establish, build, maintain and grow their online presence.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$46.54
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.95
EBIT ($mm)
$4.29
Net Income ($mm)
$2.49
Employees
0
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Ticker: OM:BINERO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Binero Group AB
Binero Group AB
Binero Group is a Swedish supplier of digital infrastructure services for companies and individuals with a wide range of services within hosting and cloud services. Binero Group offers web hosting with various complimentary services, development & management of corporate IT infrastructure, and more.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$13.66
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.74
EBIT ($mm)
$0.07
Net Income ($mm)
$0.43
Employees
230
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Ticker: INAP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Internap Network Services Corporation
Internap Network Services Corporation
Internap provides intelligent IT Infrastructure services that combine unmatched performance and platform flexibility to enable its customers to focus on their core business, improve service levels and lower the cost of IT operations.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$244.16
EBITDA ($mm)
$36.89
EBIT ($mm)
$0.63
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
416
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Ticker: CRWG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CrowdGather, Inc.
CrowdGather, Inc.
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.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$1.69
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.94)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.09)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
9
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Ticker: BIT:TB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Triboo S.p.A.
Triboo S.p.A.
Triboo, public company listed on AIM, is the Digital Transformation Factory that supports clients in developing & managing their digital activities worldwide. Triboo is the "one stop solution" able to foster the digital trasformation process for its clients, through an integrated offer of services.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$75.15
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.26
EBIT ($mm)
$2.15
Net Income ($mm)
$1.97
Employees
1
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Ticker: TDCH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
30DC Inc.
30DC Inc.
30DC, Inc. provides online marketing tools and platforms for the monetization of digital content. Created by Edward Dale, 30DC, Inc.’s focus is on the building, management and acquisition of international Web 2.0-based sales and marketing companies.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$1.36
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.44)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.52)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
11
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Ticker: MXMI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Max Media Group
Max Media Group
Max Media Group, Inc. is a developer of online integrated digital publishing/distribution platforms for high-end internet consumer segments. Max Media's mission is to be the premier operator and developer of low cost high revenue online integrated publishing/interactive social networks.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$259.93
EBITDA ($mm)
$25.71
EBIT ($mm)
$19.22
Net Income ($mm)
$12.73
Employees
1892
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Ticker: JASDAQ:6175
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net Marketing Co., Ltd.
Net Marketing Co., Ltd.
Net Marketing Co.,Ltd. is a Japan-based company that provides affiliate advertising services to various businesses. The company also provides an online matchmaking and dating service through their Omiai mobile app.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$79.05
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$2.46
Net Income ($mm)
$1.58
Employees
98
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Ticker: ASX:MKB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MOKO.mobi Limited
MOKO.mobi Limited
MOKO Social Media is at the forefront of the next generation in social media, providing innovative products and content to enable communities to engage and interact. MOKO provides tailored content for high value, niche user groups.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$0.88
EBITDA ($mm)
($12.25)
EBIT ($mm)
($12.59)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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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)
$66,529.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$28,446.00
EBIT ($mm)
$22,948.00
Net Income ($mm)
$18,018.00
Employees
43030
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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)
$46,983.28
EBITDA ($mm)
$16,822.78
EBIT ($mm)
$12,097.11
Net Income ($mm)
$11,960.20
Employees
54623
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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: RENN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Renren Inc.
Renren Inc.
Renren Inc. operates a leading real-name social networking internet platform in China. Renren enables users to connect and communicate with each other, share information, create user generated content, play online games, watch videos and enjoy a wide range of other features and services.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$125.37
EBITDA ($mm)
($77.83)
EBIT ($mm)
($76.85)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
988
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Ticker: OTCBB: MMEGD
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Momentous Entertainment Group, Inc.
Momentous Entertainment Group, Inc.
Momentous Entertainment Group, Inc. (MMEG) is a social platform gaming, ecommerce and digital media company focused on providing unique and entertaining experiences for its subscribers and members on a global scale.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$0.14
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.51)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3
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Ticker: EDWY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
eDoorways International Corporation
eDoorways International Corporation
eDoorways International Corp engages in the creation of a lifestyle information/entertainment platform. It provides eDOORWAYS platform, a Web-based personal lifestyle information enhancement and problem solving gateway, lifestyle information source, and business-to-consumer marketplace.
year
2008
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
($4.40)
EBIT ($mm)
($4.40)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1
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