Like RespondQ, LLC

announced 5/20/2011 via BusinessWire

iTrackr Systems, Inc., will acquire RespondQ, LLC

synopsis: iTrackr Systems, Inc., an e-commerce software and services company, announced the signing of a Letter of Intent to acquire its largest customer, RespondQ, LLC, a Deerfield Beach, Florida based comprehensive solutions provider for chat technology and online sales personnel.
buyer: iTrackr Systems, Inc. (IRYS:$0.00)
iTrackr Systems, Inc. is an e-commerce software and services company that engages in the development, marketing, and commercialization of an online product and inventory search application for retailers and consumers. "
target: RespondQ, LLC
RespondQ helps e-commerce companies maximize their marketing dollars by providing a new channel for sales and lead generation, Chat, in a pay-for-performance model. RespondQ provides a comprehensive Chat solution that combines software, highly-trained sales agents and a pioneered Chat sales process.
price ($mm)
$0.85
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$0
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closed 9/25/2019 via BNC Analysis

Haptik Infotech Pvt Ltd, acquired Buzzo.ai

synopsis: Haptik, a subsidiary of Reliance Industries, has acquired Mumbai-based conversational commerce start-up Buzzo.ai. Founded in 2016 by Anand Ramachandran and Vivek Arya, Buzzo.ai is a platform to create an expert advisor-like conversational shopping experience in any retail or e-commerce domains.
buyer parent: Reliance Industries Limited
buyer: Haptik Infotech Pvt Ltd
Aakrit Vaish and Swapan Rajdev founded Haptik in 2013, as a chat based virtual concierge mobile application. Haptik is one of the world's largest conversational AI platforms. It has processed more than 2 billion interactions till date, with a client list that includes Samsung, Coca-Cola, and more. "
target: Buzzo.ai
Founded in 2016 by Anand Ramachandran and Vivek Arya, Buzzo.ai is a platform to create an expert advisor-like conversational shopping experience in any retail or e-commerce domains.
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announced 7/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Bambuser Ab, will acquire Viddget AB

synopsis: Bambuser, a Swedish software company that offers B2B solutions for live video, will acquire Viddget AB, a unique video chat solution in Sweden. Viddget enables companies to communicate with their customers in a more humanized and personalized manner through an easy-to-use video chat solution.
buyer: Bambuser Ab (OM:BUSER:$0.47)
Bambuser is a Swedish software company that offers B2B solutions for live video. Bambuser allows users to effortlessly create engaging experiences in any app using their developer-friendly tools and fully managed live video platform. "
target: Viddget AB
Viddget is a unique video chat solution in Sweden. Viddget enables companies to communicate with their customers in a more humanized and personalized manner through an easy-to-use video chat solution, resulting in more satisfied customers and increased sales.
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$0.12
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closed 5/8/2019 via BNC Analysis

Square, Inc., acquired Eloquent Labs Inc

synopsis: Square, a company that creates tools that help sellers of all sizes start, run, and grow their businesses, has acquired conversational artificial intelligence startup Eloquent Labs to help its merchants improve customer service.
buyer: Square, Inc. (NYSE:SQ:$3,948.23)
Square creates tools that help sellers of all sizes start, run, and grow their businesses. Square's point-of-sale service offers tools for every part of running a business, from accepting credit cards and tracking inventory, to real-time analytics and invoicing. "
target: Eloquent Labs Inc
Eloquent Labs brings cutting edge conversational artificial intelligence to enterprises. They replace live chat customer support agents, specifically targeted at eCommerce companies, with fully autonomously AI agents that can hold natural and conversational dialogs with customers.
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announced 2/12/2019 via Company Press Release

Sumup, will acquire Shoplo

synopsis: Shoplo announced that they are joining forces with SumUp and have entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired. SumUp is an international FinTech company, that simplifies card payment processing. Shoplo is an e-commerce hub that offers three powerful tools; online store, multichannel selling and customer support.
buyer: Sumup
SumUp is the leading mobile point-of-sale company and is set to empower the world to accept card payments. With SumUp, merchants can accept credit and debit cards, using their smartphones or tablets, in a simple, secure and cost-effective way. "
target: Shoplo
Shoplo is an e-commerce hub that offers three powerful tools; online store, multichannel selling and customer support. It allows clients to grow their brands in the palm of their hands with an online platform and also an app.
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closed 8/16/2016 via BusinessWire

Nuance Communications, Inc., acquired TouchCommerce

synopsis: Leading provider of voice and language solutions, Nuance Communications, Inc. announced that it has closed the acquisition of TouchCommerce, a technology partner and leader in digital customer service and engagement solutions. TouchCommerce’s customer engagement cloud platform increases eCommerce sales and improves the customer service experience.
buyer: Nuance Communications, Inc. (NUAN:$2,051.66)
Nuance Communications, Inc. is a leading provider of voice and language solutions for businesses and consumers around the world. Its technologies, applications and services make the user experience more compelling by transforming the way people interact with devices and systems. "
target: TouchCommerce
TouchCommerce provides market leading brands with award-winning omni-channel solutions to engage their customers on any device through online chat, guides, personalized content, and other automated tools, resulting in enhanced customer experience, increased revenue and reduced support costs.
price ($mm)
$215
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closed 4/10/2014 via BusinessWire

Zendesk, acquired Zopim

synopsis: Zendesk, Inc., a company that provides a customer service platform designed to bring organizations and their customers closer together, announced that it has acquired Zopim Technologies Pte Ltd, a Singapore-based leading provider of live chat software, to expand the chat capabilities of its customer service platform.
buyer: Zendesk (ZEN:$650.44)
Zendesk is a cloud-based customer service platform. It is designed to be easy to use, easy to customize, and easy to scale. With more than 40,000 customer accounts, Zendesk is used by organizations in 140 countries to provide support in more than 40 languages. "
target: Zopim
Zopim Live Chat is an award winning web app that helps connect businesses with their website visitors. It enhances the customer service experience for visitors by being there to chat when they need help. It gives the insights businesses need and lets them see who's surfing their site in real time.
price ($mm)
$16
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closed 10/24/2011 via BNC Analysis

Tar Heel Capital, acquired LiveChat

synopsis: Tar Heel Capital has backed a management led-buyout of LiveChat which gives the company’s founders a 60% stake. With unique chat invitation triggers and visitor behavior monitoring, LiveChat is the only chat solution on the market designed to help businesses make money, not just communicate.
buyer: Tar Heel Capital
Tar Heel Capital manages private equity funds, investing in companies to allow them to further develop, leading to institutional investment or IPO. The fund focuses on companies with large expansion capacity and projects with unique technology and knowledge. "
target parent: Naspers Ltd.
target: LiveChat
LiveChat is a real-time, live-chat software tool that helps ecommerce companies create a new sales channel with superior online support. Its products are simple to use, integrate, and customize so companies can quickly start increasing sales and monitoring website visitor behavior.
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closed 11/25/2015 via BNC Analysis

Elisa Oyj, acquired Livezhat

synopsis: Finnish operator Elisa has acquired Livezhat, which provides live chat software, from ZEF, a company that helps their customers make better decisions. Livezhat is widely used by e-commerce companies in Finland and the other Nordic countries.
buyer: Elisa Oyj (HLSE:ELISA:$2,061.33)
Elisa serves over 2.3 million consumer, corporate and public administration organization customers. They provide environmentally sustainable services for communication and entertainment, and tools for improving operating methods and productivity of organizations. "
target parent: ZEF Ltd.
target: Livezhat
Livezhat provides live chat software and is based out of Finland. Livezhat is the best tool to handle live chat on a business' website or online store. Engage, serve and sell online easily, safely and lightening-fast.
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closed 9/10/2015 via Yahoo, Inc.

Internet Brands, Inc., acquired Ngage Live Chat

synopsis: Ngage Live Chat, a provider of live chat services to businesses across the United States, has been acquired by Internet Brands. By connecting its clients' businesses to prospective customers through live chat capabilities, Ngage offers companies an opportunity to increase web conversations and therefore profitability.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., Internet Brands, Inc. is a fully integrated online media and software services organization focused on four high-value vertical categories: Automotive, Health, Legal and Home / Travel. "
target parent: Cloud[8]Sixteen Inc.
target: Ngage Live Chat
Founded in 2008, Ngage has helped companies turn their website visitors into pre-qualified contacts. By connecting its clients' businesses to prospective customers through live chat capabilities, Ngage offers companies an opportunity to increase web conversations and therefore profitability.
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closed 9/3/2015 via PR Newswire

Interfacing Technologies, acquired HeyBubble

synopsis: Interfacing Technologies announced that it has acquired New York based HeyBubble Inc, an award-winning provider of web live chat software. The addition of HeyBubble's SAAS based sales and support live chat application strengthens Interfacing's portfolio by adding thousands of SMBs from diversified industries to its enterprise customer base.
buyer parent: Dempton Groupe Conseil
buyer: Interfacing Technologies
Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Interfacing Technologies is recognized as a Business Process Management (BPM) marketplace leader. Their flagship software the Enterprise Process Center® provides the ability to document, analyze, improve, and govern process, risk and performance data. "
target: HeyBubble
HeyBubble helps organizations increase sales and improve online experience by tracking and monitoring website visitors and assisting them through the buying process. They are a live chat software provider with an easy to use interface, improving communication between website owners and visitors.
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announced 6/20/2014 via Market Wire

Oracle Corporation, will acquire LiveLOOK

synopsis: Oracle announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire LiveLOOK, a leading provider of real-time, visual collaboration technology for co-browsing and screen sharing. LiveLOOK's cloud-based co-browse technology enables customer service to collaborate and guide consumers through web and mobile environments to resolve issues effectively.
buyer: Oracle Corporation (ORCL:$39,531.00)
Oracle Corporation is the world's largest enterprise software company. The company is a leading provider of systems software, including database management, application development, and application server software. "
target: LiveLOOK
LiveLOOK is the recognized leader in co-browsing technology. The go-to co-browse solution for enterprise and financial services organizations, LiveLOOK continues to lead the customer engagement market with innovations like its new live chat solution.
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closed 2/26/2019 via BNC Analysis

Icecat NV, acquired Testseek

synopsis: Icecat, a worldwide publisher of ecommerce statistics and product content syndicator, has acquired Testseek, a global provider of review solutions for brands, e-retailers and other eCommerce related online portals. Testseek's Live and XML API provides their clients with unbiased product review content which fits naturally into their product pages.
buyer: Icecat NV
Icecat NV is an independent worldwide publisher of ecommerce statistics and product content syndicator. The Icecat catalog includes 4.2 million product data-sheets in 47 world languages. Icecat analyzes the performance of more than 18,000 brands. "
target: Testseek
Testseek is a global provider of review solutions for brands, e-retailers and other eCommerce related online portals. Testseek's Live and XML API provides their clients with unbiased product review content which fits naturally into their product pages.
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closed 2/23/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Bazaarvoice, Inc., acquired AddStructure

synopsis: Bazaarvoice, Inc., a leading provider of consumer-generated content (CGC), advertising, and personalization solutions, has acquired AddStructure, a provider of state-of-the-art search and discovery applications for e-commerce companies.
buyer parent: Marlin Equity Partners
buyer: Bazaarvoice, Inc. (BV:$206.30)
Bazaarvoice helps brands and retailers find and reach consumers. Each month in the Bazaarvoice Network, more than one-half billion consumers view and share authentic consumer-generated content (CGC), including ratings and reviews and curated visual content, across 5,000 brand and retail websites. "
target: AddStructure
AddStructure provides state-of-the-art search and discovery applications for e-commerce companies. Applications of the technology range from review summarization to a complete conversational commerce system.
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announced 11/5/2014 via PR Newswire

LivePerson, Inc., will acquire Contact At Once!

synopsis: LivePerson, Inc., a leading provider of digital engagement solutions, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Contact At Once!, LLC ("CAO"), a software company with a cloud-based platform that connects consumers to businesses across a variety of websites through chat, mobile and video.
buyer: LivePerson, Inc. (LPSN:$233.78)
LivePerson offers a cloud-based platform that enables businesses to proactively connect in real-time with their customers via chat, voice, and content delivery at the right time, through the right channel, including websites, social media, and mobile devices. "
target: Contact At Once!
Contact At Once! is a SaaS provider that operates industry-specific merchant networks built around its proprietary website chat software that vertical search websites embed in online ads and that merchant advertisers deploy on websites and landing pages.
price ($mm)
$65
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closed 10/28/2014 via PR Newswire

Edmunds Inc., acquired Carcode.me

synopsis: Edmunds.com, the premier destination for car shopping, announced its first-ever acquisition: CarCodeSM, a mobile service that allows car shoppers to engage in one-on-one text messaging with dealers. CarCodeSM will be deployed across Edmunds' network of dealerships nationwide.
buyer: Edmunds Inc.
Car shopping website Edmunds.com serves nearly 18 million visitors each month. With Edmunds.com Price Promise®, shoppers can get an instant, upfront price for cars and trucks currently for sale at 10,000 dealer franchises across the U.S. "
target: Carcode.me
Carcode.me builds and markets complete stand alone QR code solutions for car dealerships. Carcode.me also creates integrated QR code and mobile CRM companions for white label integration with established CRM and data distribution providers.
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closed 3/20/2017 via BusinessWire

Synchrony Financial, acquired GPShopper, LLC

synopsis: Synchrony Financial, a consumer financial services company that offers their customers a variety of credit products through their websites, mobile apps, and partner locations, announced that it has acquired GPShopper, an innovative developer of mobile apps that offer retailers and brands a full suite of commerce, engagement and analytic tools.
buyer: Synchrony Financial (SYF:$7,216.00)
Synchrony Financial is one of the nation’s premier consumer financial services companies. Through their partners’ over 350,000 locations across the United States and Canada, and their websites, they offer their customers a variety of credit products to finance the purchase of goods and services. "
target: GPShopper, LLC
GPShopper is the leading mobile commerce and engagement platform for retailers and brands that want to create custom app experiences for their customers. Their native mobile app solutions and proprietary SDK empower retailers to drive customer engagement and loyalty through multiple touch points.
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closed 10/2/2019 via PR Newswire

N. Harris Computer Corporation, acquired mquadr.at

synopsis: The Harris Computer Corporation, a Canadian provider of mission critical software solutions, has acquired mquadr.at software engineering & consulting GmbH, a European software company for digital self-service solutions in the telecommunications sector. mquadr.at's m2suite allows users to manage all aspects of their Internet access and home network.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: N. Harris Computer Corporation
Headquartered in Canada, Harris provides feature-rich and robust turnkey solutions to Public Sector, Schools, Utility, and Health Care agencies. Harris' focus is on creating long-term relationships with its customers and ensuring that it meets the changing needs of its customers over time. "
target: mquadr.at
mquadr.at is a European software company for digital self-service solutions in the telecommunications sector. mquadr.at's m2suite allows users to independently manage all aspects of their Internet access and home network. mquadr.at enables ISPs to improve their service quality while reducing costs.
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closed 7/30/2014 via Company Press Release

Axivate Capital, acquired The Feedback Company

synopsis: Axivate Capital acquired a 51% stake in The Feedback Company. The Feedback Company is one of the leading Dutch companies in the field of customer feedback, focusing on ratings and reviews. They design and develop customer feedback analysis software.
buyer: Axivate Capital
Axivate Capital is an independent investment agency focused on supporting growth ambitions, internationalisation and value creation for Dutch companies in the field of digital media, e-commerce, market intelligence and the travel sector. "
target: The Feedback Company
The Feedback Company is one of the leading Dutch companies in the field of customer feedback, focusing on ratings and reviews. They design and develop customer feedback analysis software.
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announced 2/14/2018 via PR Newswire

Cars.com, will acquire DealerInspire

synopsis: Cars.com, an online car marketplace, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire DealerInspire and Launch Digital Marketing (LDM). DealerInspire provides progressive dealer websites, digital retailing and messaging platform products. LDM provides digital automotive marketing services, including paid, organic, social and creative services.
buyer: Cars.com (CARS:$631.37)
Cars.com is a leading two-sided digital automotive marketplace that creates meaningful connections between buyers and sellers. Cars.com empowers consumers with resources and information to make informed buying decisions. They offer pricing and research tools and a large database of consumer reviews."
target: DealerInspire
DealerInspire is a technology leader that has been rapidly increasing its market share by providing progressive dealer websites, digital retailing and messaging platform products. Launch Digital Marketing provides digital automotive marketing services, including paid, social and creative services.
price ($mm)
$165
rev ($mm)
$41
EBITDA ($mm)
$4
EV / rev
5.0x
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51.3x
announced 5/20/2011 via BusinessWire

iTrackr Systems, Inc., will acquire RespondQ, LLC

synopsis: iTrackr Systems, Inc., an e-commerce software and services company, announced the signing of a Letter of Intent to acquire its largest customer, RespondQ, LLC, a Deerfield Beach, Florida based comprehensive solutions provider for chat technology and online sales personnel.
buyer: iTrackr Systems, Inc. (IRYS:$0.00)
iTrackr Systems, Inc. is an e-commerce software and services company that engages in the development, marketing, and commercialization of an online product and inventory search application for retailers and consumers. "
target: RespondQ, LLC
RespondQ helps e-commerce companies maximize their marketing dollars by providing a new channel for sales and lead generation, Chat, in a pay-for-performance model. RespondQ provides a comprehensive Chat solution that combines software, highly-trained sales agents and a pioneered Chat sales process.
price ($mm)
$0.85
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$0
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2.0x
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announced 5/20/2011 via BusinessWire

iTrackr Systems, Inc., will acquire RespondQ, LLC

synopsis: iTrackr Systems, Inc., an e-commerce software and services company, announced the signing of a Letter of Intent to acquire its largest customer, RespondQ, LLC, a Deerfield Beach, Florida based comprehensive solutions provider for chat technology and online sales personnel.
buyer: iTrackr Systems, Inc. (IRYS:$0.00)
iTrackr Systems, Inc. is an e-commerce software and services company that engages in the development, marketing, and commercialization of an online product and inventory search application for retailers and consumers. "
target: RespondQ, LLC
RespondQ helps e-commerce companies maximize their marketing dollars by providing a new channel for sales and lead generation, Chat, in a pay-for-performance model. RespondQ provides a comprehensive Chat solution that combines software, highly-trained sales agents and a pioneered Chat sales process.
price ($mm)
$0.85
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$0
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EV / rev
2.0x
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announced 7/11/2012 via BNC Analysis

500px, will acquire Algo Anywhere

synopsis: 500px announced that it has agreed to acquire Algo Anywhere, a provider of algorithmic recommendation solutions. 500px will fully integrate Algo’s recommendation engine into the 500px platform to further streamline and enhance image discovery and rating algorithms so that users are receiving even more personalized content.
buyer: 500px
500px is a photo community powered by creative people worldwide that lets you discover, share, buy and sell inspiring photographs. "
target: Algo Anywhere
Algo Anywhere is a Canadian machine learning company dedicated to the development of easy-to-use, reliable and useful services developed with some of the latest results from the academic AI research community.
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$2.00
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closed 3/13/2015 via BNC Analysis

Facebook, acquired TheFind, Inc.

synopsis: Facebook announced it has acquired personalized shopping search engine TheFind, Inc. Its product allows people to get recommendations for products while searching through its database of products. A user could enter generic terms like “black sweater” and then compare prices on black sweaters from a wide array of retailers aggregated by TheFind.
buyer: Facebook (FB:$62,604.00)
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world. "
target: TheFind, Inc.
TheFind, Inc. applies patented e-commerce technology to make the consumer shopping experience easy, efficient and fun. The technology works in a multi-channel environment to personalize the shopping experience.
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closed 7/8/2010 via PR Web

NexTag, acquired Wize, Inc.

synopsis: NexTag, (NexTag.com), a leading comparison shopping website for products and services, announced the acquisition of Wize (Wize.com), an online product recommendation research engine. This agreement will enable NexTag to deliver greater levels of convenience and quality to the consumer online shopping experience.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: NexTag
Wize (Wize.com) simplifies product research by helping consumers find products based on their needs instead of technical product features. Users simply tell Wize what product they are looking for and how they want to use it. "
target: Wize, Inc.
Wize (Wize.com) simplifies product research by helping consumers find products based on their needs instead of technical product features. Users simply tell Wize what product they are looking for and how they want to use it.
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closed 1/19/2010 via PR Newswire

Time Inc., acquired StyleFeeder, Inc.

synopsis: Time Inc. announced that it has acquired StyleFeeder, a personal shopping engine that uses pattern recognition technology and its members' style preferences to make recommendations for clothing, shoes and accessories from thousands of online retailers. StyleFeeder will become part of the InStyle fam
buyer parent: Time Warner, Inc.
buyer: Time Inc. (NYSE:TIME:$2,884.00)
Time Inc. is one of the largest content companies in the world. With a portfolio of 22 U.S. magazines and 26 U.S. Web sites, including some of the world's most popular, powerful and trusted brands, it is the largest magazine publisher in the U.S., and a leading publisher in the U.K. and Mexico. "
target: StyleFeeder, Inc.
StyleFeeder is a personal shopping engine that helps consumers shop for apparel, accessories, shoes, furniture, home goods and gadgets. Combing through thousands of stores and over 14 million products, StyleFeeder finds things that match consumers' style using proprietary recommendation technology.
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closed 10/3/2007 via

Microsoft Corporation, acquired Jellyfish.com

synopsis: Microsoft has acquired revenue-sharing product comparison site Jellyfish.com. Jellyfish, based in Middleton, Wisconsin, wants to turn the cost-per-click advertising model popularized by Google on its head. Under Jellyfish’s cost-per-action model, advertisers pay only when web surfers buy.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$125,843.00)
Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. "
target: Jellyfish.com
Jellyfish is a new kind of search engine. We call it the Internet’s first buying engine. Search engines are great for finding information, but we think you also need a search engine that is perfect for when you want to buy something online.
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announced 8/11/2014 via PR Newswire

Apax Partners, will acquire Answers Corporation

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

Answers Corporation merged with AFCV Holdings, LLC,

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

Outbrain Inc., acquired Surphace

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

Ybrant Digital, will acquire Lycos, Inc.

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

LG Holding Corporation, merged with Mikojo, Inc.

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

AOL, LLC., acquired Sphere Source, Inc

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

Web2 Corp, acquired ByIndia.com

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

Marchex, Inc., acquired Open List, Inc.

synopsis: Marchex, Inc. today announced that it has acquired certain assets of Open List, Inc., including its robust content aggregation, search technology, and user-generated content platform that Marchex plans to deploy to its proprietary network of vertical and local Web sites.
buyer: Marchex, Inc. (MCHX:$83.97)
Marchex is an online technology company that helps merchants sell through search. The company is focused on search engine and contextual marketing, local search, and direct navigation. "
target: Open List, Inc.
Open List, Inc. was founded in 2003 to help people make better everyday decisions. To accomplish this, Open List interprets, structures and organizes the mass of relevant but highly fragmented information that exists on the Web today.
price ($mm)
$13
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/13/2016 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired Kifi

synopsis: Google has made another small acquisition to help it continue building out its latest efforts in social apps. The search and Android giant has hired the team behind Kifi, a startup that was building extensions to collect and search links shared in social apps, as well as provide recommendations for further links.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$155,058.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. "
target: Kifi
Kifi is the simplest way to preserve and recall knowledge, powerful and effortless. Never lose a link again! Kifi is a remarkable new way to collect, discover and share knowledge. Available for Chrome, Firefox, and iPhone and Android.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/4/2011 via PR Newswire

Meltwater Group, acquired IceRocket.com, LLC

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

BuzzLogic, acquired Activeweave

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

Lijit Networks, acquired BigSwerve

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

AOL, LLC., acquired Yedda, Inc.

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

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

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

Audioboom, acquired SONR News

synopsis: Audioboom Group PLC, the leading podcasting and on-demand audio platform for hosting, distributing and monetizing content, said it has completed its acquisition of SONR News Ltd, Sonr helps search across social networks, monitor accounts and keywords, and surface trending topics, all in one, easy to use dashboard.
buyer: Audioboom (AIM:BOOM:$0.59)
AudioBoom is the leading podcasting and on-demand audio platform for hosting, distributing and monetizing content. With offices in London, Melbourne, Mumbai and New York City, they host thousands of podcasts with top tier audio content producers from around the world. "
target: SONR News
Sonr helps search across social networks, monitor accounts and keywords, and surface trending topics as they pick up steam, all in one, easy to use dashboard. Using two proprietary forms of artificial intelligence, Sonr reduces the clutter of newsfeeds.
price ($mm)
$1.75*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA

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iTrackr Systems, Inc.
iTrackr Systems, Inc.
iTrackr Systems, Inc. is an e-commerce software and services company that engages in the development, marketing, and commercialization of an online product and inventory search application for retailers and consumers.
year
2010
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Ticker: APPZ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Monster Offers, Inc. {duplicate}
Monster Offers, Inc. {duplicate}
Monster Arts is a Daily Deal analytics provider and aggregator, collecting daily deals from multiple sites in local communities across the U.S. and Canada. The company collects and publishes thousands of daily deals and allows consumers to organize these deals by geography or product categories.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$1.00
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EBIT ($mm)
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Ticker: TSE:3680
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hottolink, Inc.
Hottolink's core competence is agent technology which crawls massive data on the internet, store them on the huge distributed database, search and analyze them rapidly, and create noble knowledge from them.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$8.88
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$1.38
Net Income ($mm)
$0.57
Employees
28
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Ticker: OTCPK:FONU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
FonU2
FonU2
FonU2, a developer of mobile applications bringing sellers and buyers of services and products together in real time. Its mobile service provides a destination for sellers and buyers to list and search for services/products, schedule appointments, and make payments.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$0.32
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.00)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.00)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5
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Ticker: TSE:3659
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NEXON Co., Ltd.
NEXON Co., Ltd.
Based in Japan, NEXON Co. is a global leader in online games, with more than 100 live games operated across more than 190 countries. Nexon pioneered micro-transactions and the free-to-play business model, and is widely credited with unmatched global expertise in sophisticated live game operations.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,372.01
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,035.14
EBIT ($mm)
$970.78
Net Income ($mm)
$1,059.35
Employees
6441
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Ticker: KOSDAQ:A263750
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pearl Abyss
Pearl Abyss
Pearl Abyss is the Korean studio behind the hit PC MMORPG Black Desert Online, which was named MMORPG of the Year in 2016. Since the company's founding in 2010, it has successfully launched its game in South Korea, Japan, Russia, North/South America, Europe, Taiwan, and 100 other countries.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$104.01
EBITDA ($mm)
$58.85
EBIT ($mm)
$57.44
Net Income ($mm)
$43.97
Employees
0
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Ticker: WSE:MGS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Macro Games S.A.
Macro Games S.A.
Macro Games S.A. is a Polish company that operates CSCenter.pl and MyCraft.pl, gaming websites that provide the latest news, videos and live streams for the games Counter-Strike and Minecraft. The company produces games as well, mainly in the MMORPG genre using a free-to-play business model.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$1.24
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.25
EBIT ($mm)
$0.14
Net Income ($mm)
$0.06
Employees
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Ticker: 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)
$62,604.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$26,732.00
EBIT ($mm)
$21,543.00
Net Income ($mm)
$17,064.00
Employees
39651
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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.
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year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,780.46
EBITDA ($mm)
$770.46
EBIT ($mm)
$681.33
Net Income ($mm)
$393.47
Employees
742
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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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