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MyHeritage Ltd., acquired Bliscy.pl

synopsis: MyHeritage.com, the most popular family network on the web, announced the acquisition of Bliscy.pl from Wirtualna Polska S.A., strengthening its leadership in the family history market in Poland and expanding its international community of users. Bliscy.pl is a family network on the web with more than 6.5 million family tree profiles.
buyer: MyHeritage Ltd.
MyHeritage.com is the most popular family network on the web. MyHeritage.com’s Smart Matching™ technology empowers users with an exciting and innovative way to find relatives and explore their family history. "
target parent: France Telecom-Orange
target: Bliscy.pl
Bliscy.pl is a family network on the web with more than 6.5 million family tree profiles, created by more than 500,000 users.
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closed 11/21/2011 via BusinessWire

MyHeritage Ltd., acquired FamilyLink.com, Inc.

synopsis: MyHeritage, the most popular family network on the web, announced the acquisition of FamilyLink.com, Inc., maker of the family history content sites FamilyLink.com and WorldVitalRecords.com. FamilyLink.com and WorldVitalRecords.com are subscription services which provide access to a huge database of historical content.
buyer: MyHeritage Ltd.
MyHeritage.com is the most popular family network on the web. MyHeritage.com’s Smart Matching™ technology empowers users with an exciting and innovative way to find relatives and explore their family history. "
target: FamilyLink.com, Inc.
FamilyLink.com, Inc. is the maker of the family history content sites FamilyLink.com and WorldVitalRecords.com. Founded in 2006, both FamilyLink and WorldVitalRecords are subscription services which provide access to a huge database of historical content.
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closed 11/28/2012 via BusinessWire

MyHeritage Ltd., acquired Geni

synopsis: MyHeritage, the popular online family history network, announced it has acquired long-time rival Geni.com, an online collaborative family history community. With Geni.com, members can invite relatives to help them build their own family tree by adding profile information, documents, photos and videos.
buyer: MyHeritage Ltd.
MyHeritage.com is the most popular family network on the web. MyHeritage.com’s Smart Matching™ technology empowers users with an exciting and innovative way to find relatives and explore their family history. "
target: Geni
Geni is an online community of casual and expert family historians working together to create a single World Family Tree. Members can invite relatives to help them build their own family tree by adding profile information, documents, photos and videos.
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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:$4,577.28)
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.
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closed 1/4/2019 via BusinessWire

eLocal, acquired CityGrid

synopsis: eLocal, a profitable, fast growing 10 year old internet advertising company, has acquired CityGrid, a leader in local business advertising solutions and its subsidiary, Felix. They connect local business advertisers with hundreds of the largest and most trafficked websites and mobile apps.
buyer: eLocal
eLocal is a profitable, fast growing 10 year old internet advertising company whose mission is to connect consumers with local businesses, with a particular specialization in the home services and legal verticals. "
target: CityGrid
CityGrid is a leader in local business advertising solutions. They connect local business advertisers with hundreds of the largest and most trafficked websites and mobile apps through CityGrid, their local content and advertising network.
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closed 4/30/2013 via BusinessWire

SuperMedia Inc. merged with Dex One Corporation,

synopsis: Dex One Corporation and SuperMedia Inc. announced the completion of their merger, creating Dex Media, Inc. -- one of the largest national providers of social, local and mobile marketing solutions through direct relationships with local businesses.
buyer: Dex One Corporation (DXM:$1,207.64)
Dex One Corporation is a leading marketing solutions provider helping local businesses and their customers connect wherever and whenever they choose to search. The company provides integrated products and services to help its clients establish their digital presence and generate leads. "
target: SuperMedia Inc. (SPMD:$1,354.00)
SuperMedia, based in Dallas, Texas, sells print and Internet advertising to small and medium size businesses. SuperMedia’s advertising products and services include the SuperGuarantee and SuperTradeExchange programs, Verizon SuperYellowPages, FairPoint SuperYellowPages, and more.
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closed 4/24/2012 via PR Newswire

Bee Media Inc., acquired Adcentricity, Inc.

synopsis: Bee Media Inc., a mobile shopping platform, announced the acquisition of the business of Adcentricity Inc., a location-based digital media technology company. In addition, the newly formed Adcentricity announced the availability of two new products that make it easier for advertisers to develop hyper-local campaigns.
buyer: Bee Media Inc.
Bee Media Inc. is a mobile shopping platform. Bee Media Incorporated provides location-based mobile media services. It offers an opt-in services that delivers location-specific offers and information to its members on their mobile devices while they are shopping. "
target: Adcentricity, Inc.
Adcentricity has quickly become North America's award winning, most trusted ad network in digital out-of-home media. Adcentricity eases the pain and complexity of the buying and planning process of digital out-of-home media by providing a strategic solution to media agencies and brands.
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closed 12/1/2010 via BusinessWire

Specific Media, Inc., acquired AdCombination

synopsis: Specific Media, a next generation media platform company, recently announced the acquisition of Amsterdam-based AdCombination in a move to expand its operations into the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg.
buyer parent: Enterprise Partners Venture Capital
buyer: Specific Media, Inc.
Specific Media is an independent media platform, solving the reach and data problems facing today's advertisers. Specific Media enables advertisers to target consumers based on demographics, behaviors, geographic locations and the contextual relevance of websites visited. "
target: AdCombination
AdCombination is a leading display network in the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg, with a premium publisher network and strong industry relationships.
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closed 5/6/2008 via BusinessWire

Ogopogo Media, Inc., acquired BC Network

synopsis: Ogopogo Media Inc. announced that it has acquired all the shares of 536187 BC Inc., operating as BC Network. The all cash deal with Michael Gilgan of Kamloops was for $400,000 CDN. BC Network has operated city, regional and tourism related websites for the past 9 years.
buyer: Ogopogo Media, Inc.
Ogopogo Media is a new generation Internet media company that concentrates on acquiring and developing geographically targeted destination and category specific Internet properties. Additional web development projects include BC.org, Kelowna.com, Vernon.com, Nanaimo.com, Kamloops.com and many more. "
target: BC Network
BC Network has operated city, regional and tourism related websites for the past 9 years.
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announced 4/20/2011 via Company Press Release

eBay, will acquire Where, Inc.

synopsis: eBay Inc. has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Where, Inc., a leading location media company and local discovery mobile application. Where, Inc. is expected to enhance the company’s position in local and mobile commerce and deepen its ability to connect retailers with consumers.
buyer: eBay (EBAY:$10,761.00)
Founded in 1995 in San Jose, Calif., eBay Inc. connects millions of buyers and sellers globally on a daily basis through eBay, the world’s largest online marketplace, and PayPal, which enables individuals and businesses to securely, easily and quickly send and receive online payments. "
target: Where, Inc.
Founded in 2004, Where, Inc. is a Boston-based business at the forefront of the intersection of local and mobile commerce. Where, Inc. operates a leading local mobile discovery application – WHERE – and a leading location-based advertising network – WHERE Ads.
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closed 8/18/2010 via Company Press Release

Yahoo Japan Corporation, acquired Cirius Technologies, Inc.

synopsis: Cirius Technologies, Inc. has announced that it has been acquired by Yahoo Japan Corporation. Cirius' flagship product, Adlocal, has been enabling advertisers to target mobile users based on location and proximity. The acquisition of Cirius by Yahoo Japan will focus both companies' efforts in the Japanese advertising market.
buyer parent: Softbank Corporation
buyer: Yahoo Japan Corporation (TSE:4689:$8,988.42)
Yahoo Japan Corporation is a Japan-based provider of Internet search services. The Company has three business segments. The Advertising segment provides banner advertising, text advertising, mail advertising and searching tracking advertising services. "
target: Cirius Technologies, Inc.
Founded in 2004 in Tokyo, Cirius built the AdLocal ad platform as its flagship product. AdLocal uses innovative location based technology to help companies communicate to customers anywhere and anytime they choose.
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closed 3/4/2009 via Folio: First Day

Mother Nature Network, purchased Plentymag.com from Plenty Magazine

synopsis: Earlier this year, cash-strapped “green” consumer magazine Plenty and its companion web site folded. Now, PlentyMag.com has been acquired by the Mother Nature Network, an environmental news and information site founded by Rolling Stones Keyboardist Chuck Leavell.
buyer: Mother Nature Network
Launched in January 2009, Mother Nature Network is already one of the Internet's leading and most recognized resources for environmental news and information. "
seller: Plenty Magazine
Plenty is an environmental media company dedicated to exploring and giving voice to the green revolution that will define the 21st Century.
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closed 3/13/2012 via PR Newswire

3BL Media, LLC, acquired SocialEarth

synopsis: 3BL Media, the leading distributor of corporate social responsibility and sustainability news and content, has announced the acquisition of SocialEarth, the leading web-based community for social innovation, social entrepreneurship and social enterprise content and thought leadership.
buyer: 3BL Media, LLC
3BL Media is the leading CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) and sustainability news and content distribution company. The company works with organizations to distribute multi-format media assets regarding environmental and social issues. "
target: SocialEarth
SocialEarth is the leading source for news and information about social entrepreneurship. The company has over 170 contributors in 25 countries that cover the latest trends and provide thoughtful analysis on socially and environmentally conscious news.
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closed 1/28/2009 via PR Newswire

MyThings, Ltd., acquired ViewScore

synopsis: MyThings, the global provider of product related content, announces the acquisition of product review aggregation solution ViewScore. MyThings will integrate with ViewScore's proprietary text analysis technology, which enables analysis and aggregation of many product reviews into one product score.
buyer: MyThings, Ltd.
Founded in 2005, MyThings' mission is to provide retailers and OEMs with rich product-related content and services, optimized to drive conversions and boost retention. MyThings is also a free online service for consumers that keeps track of purchases and belongings. "
target: ViewScore
ViewScore provides online shoppers with a comprehensive shopping decision-making tool. ViewScore's search-engine provides shoppers with aggregated product reviews and easy-to-follow product recommendations, aiming at helping potential shoppers answer the essential question of "what to buy".
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closed 7/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

INFLUASIA, acquired In Real Life

synopsis: INFLUASIA, an award-winning digital media group in Malaysia, has acquired In Real Life Malaysia (IRL), a digital publication in Malaysia focused on sharing real-life stories. IRL provides relatable stories that engage, entertain, and inspire Malaysians everywhere. They offer stories about relationships, careers, motivational & self-help, and life.
buyer: INFLUASIA
INFLUASIA is an award-winning digital media group in Malaysia. INFLUASIA operates some of of Malaysia's most prominent digital publications brands such as WORLD OF BUZZ, Lobak Merah and NOODOU. Their brands are driven to inform, entertain, and engage with the mass public. "
target: In Real Life
In Real Life (IRL) is a digital publication in Malaysia focused on sharing real-life stories. IRL provides relatable stories that engage, entertain, and inspire Malaysians everywhere. They offer stories about dating & relationships, careers, motivational & self-help, and life.
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announced 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Bloomberg L.P., will acquire CityLab

synopsis: Bloomberg Media will acquire CityLab, The Atlantic’s news site for solutions-based journalism on urban innovation and the future of cities. Bloomberg will also acquire the CityLab event series, a global summit that gathers mayors and urban leaders to discuss and share creative, scalable solutions to the major challenges faced by cities globally.
buyer: Bloomberg L.P.
Bloomberg is a global business and financial information and news leader that gives influential decision makers a critical edge by connecting them to a dynamic network of information, people, and ideas. "
target parent: Emerson Collective
target: CityLab
CityLab was founded as a stand-alone site by The Atlantic in 2011. CityLab investigates the trends and innovative solutions shaping the urban future, focusing on the biggest ideas and most pressing issues facing the world’s metro areas and neighborhoods.
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closed 10/9/2019 via DGAP

Fast Finance24, acquired OK.de

synopsis: Fast Finance24 Holding AG, a mobile payday loan and consumer credit lender in Germany, has acquired OK.de, a free e-mail provider in Germany. OK.de provides unlimited online storage, an organizer, online games, and more. Their comparison tool allows users to compare prices for electricity, gas, car rentals, DSL, and more.
buyer: Fast Finance24 (XTRA:CSY:$0.05)
Fast Finance 24 (FF24) is a mobile payday loan and consumer credit lender in Germany. FF24 provides tailored financial services to underbanked people facing short-term economic issue. They offer payday loans up to 400€ with a maturity period of up to 30 days. "
target: OK.de
OK.de is a free e-mail provider in Germany. OK.de provides unlimited online storage, an organizer, online games, and more. OK.de also provides news about Germany, lifestyle, sports, and politics. Their comparison tool allows users to compare prices for electricity, gas, car rentals, DSL, and more.
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closed 1/16/2019 via BNC Analysis

Jonathan and Natalie Stewart, acquired Charlotte Lately, LLC

synopsis: Former Carolina Panther running back Jonathan Stewart and his wife, Natalie, has acquired Charlotte Lately. Charlotte Lately is an online and print publication that connects the ventures, people, and businesses in Charlotte, NC. Charlotte Lately provides their audience with recommendations of products, services and businesses that are noteworthy.
buyer: Jonathan and Natalie Stewart
Jonathan Stewart is an American football running back for the New York Giants of the National Football League. He was also the running back for the Carolina Panthers. His wife is Natalie Stewart. "
target: Charlotte Lately, LLC
Charlotte Lately is an online and print publication that connects the ventures, people, and businesses in Charlotte, NC. They provide their audience with recommendations of products, services and businesses that are noteworthy while creating a culture of community.
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closed 2/6/2017 via Company Press Release

Schneps Communications, acquired Brownstoner Media

synopsis: Brownstoner is excited to announce that it has been acquired by family-owned media company Schneps Communications. Brownstoner provides Brooklyn real estate news, lets users search NYC sales and rentals, and browse hundreds of New York City home improvement contractors, architects, and more.
buyer: Schneps Communications
Schneps Communications publishes QNS.com, HomeReporter.com, The Queens Courier, Courier Sun, Ridgewood Times, Times Newsweekly, BORO Magazine, LIC Courier Magazine, The Brooklyn Spectator, Spectator News and many other media outlets and events. "
target parent: BlankSlate
target: Brownstoner Media
Brownstoner provides Brooklyn real estate news, and lets users search NYC sales and rentals, and browse hundreds of New York City home improvement contractors, architects, and more.
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closed 3/18/2015 via Company Press Release

BlankSlate, acquired Brownstoner Media

synopsis: BlankSlate has announced their acquisition of Brownstoner, the leading site about Brooklyn real estate and renovation, and all the tangential topics that impact life inside and outside the home in Brooklyn; the site also boasts a Marketplace with over 3,000 real estate listings and 250 local businesses.
buyer: BlankSlate
BlankSlate is a digital marketing agency that specializes in forging local connections between brands, businesses, publishers, and audiences. "
target: Brownstoner Media
Brownstoner is the leading site about Brooklyn real estate and renovation, and all the tangential topics that impact life inside and outside the home in Brooklyn; the site also boasts a Marketplace with over 3,000 real estate listings and 250 local businesses.
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closed 6/7/2011 via BusinessWire

MyHeritage Ltd., acquired Bliscy.pl

synopsis: MyHeritage.com, the most popular family network on the web, announced the acquisition of Bliscy.pl from Wirtualna Polska S.A., strengthening its leadership in the family history market in Poland and expanding its international community of users. Bliscy.pl is a family network on the web with more than 6.5 million family tree profiles.
buyer: MyHeritage Ltd.
MyHeritage.com is the most popular family network on the web. MyHeritage.com’s Smart Matching™ technology empowers users with an exciting and innovative way to find relatives and explore their family history. "
target parent: France Telecom-Orange
target: Bliscy.pl
Bliscy.pl is a family network on the web with more than 6.5 million family tree profiles, created by more than 500,000 users.
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announced 2/25/2021 via BusinessWire

Francisco Partners Management LLC, will acquire MyHeritage Ltd.

synopsis: MyHeritage, the leading global discovery platform for exploring family history and gaining valuable health insights, announced that Francisco Partners, a leading global investment firm that specializes in partnering with technology businesses, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the company.
buyer: Francisco Partners Management LLC
Francisco Partners is a leading global investment firm that specializes in partnering with technology and technology-enabled businesses. Francisco Partners has raised approximately $24 billion in committed capital and invested in more than 300 technology companies. "
target: MyHeritage Ltd.
MyHeritage is the leading global discovery platform for exploring family history and gaining valuable health insights. With billions of historical records and family tree profiles, MyHeritage allows users to discover their past and empower their future.
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closed 9/7/2019 via BusinessWire

MyHeritage Ltd., acquired SNPedia and Promethease

synopsis: MyHeritage has announced the acquisition of SNPedia and Promethease. SNPedia is a wiki that contains a broad, community-curated knowledge base linking between genetic variants and medical conditions. Promethease is a literature retrieval service that allows consumers to upload their raw DNA data and automatically compare it to SNPedia.
buyer: MyHeritage Ltd.
MyHeritage is the leading global discovery platform for exploring family history and gaining valuable health insights. With billions of historical records and family tree profiles, MyHeritage allows users to discover their past and empower their future. "
target: SNPedia and Promethease
SNPedia is a wiki that contains a broad, community-curated knowledge base linking between genetic variants and medical conditions. Promethease is a literature retrieval service that allows consumers to upload their raw DNA data and automatically compare it to SNPedia.
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closed 8/3/2017 via BusinessWire

MyHeritage Ltd., acquired Legacy Family Tree

synopsis: MyHeritage, the leading global destination for family history and DNA testing, announced its acquisition of Millennia Corporation, makers of the popular genealogy desktop software Legacy Family Tree and genealogy webinar platform, Legacy Family Tree Webinars. Legacy Family Tree provides software so people can find, track, and share family history.
buyer: MyHeritage Ltd.
MyHeritage is the leading global destination for family history and DNA testing. As technology thought leaders, MyHeritage has transformed family history into an activity that is accessible and instantly rewarding. Its global user community enjoys access to a massive library of historical records. "
target: Legacy Family Tree
Legacy Family Tree provides top-quality genealogy software so people can find, track, and share their family history. It is also the publisher of the award-winning FamilyTreeWebinars.com webinar series, with more than 750 hours of quality genealogy education.
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closed 11/28/2012 via BusinessWire

MyHeritage Ltd., acquired Geni

synopsis: MyHeritage, the popular online family history network, announced it has acquired long-time rival Geni.com, an online collaborative family history community. With Geni.com, members can invite relatives to help them build their own family tree by adding profile information, documents, photos and videos.
buyer: MyHeritage Ltd.
MyHeritage.com is the most popular family network on the web. MyHeritage.com’s Smart Matching™ technology empowers users with an exciting and innovative way to find relatives and explore their family history. "
target: Geni
Geni is an online community of casual and expert family historians working together to create a single World Family Tree. Members can invite relatives to help them build their own family tree by adding profile information, documents, photos and videos.
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closed 11/21/2011 via BusinessWire

MyHeritage Ltd., acquired FamilyLink.com, Inc.

synopsis: MyHeritage, the most popular family network on the web, announced the acquisition of FamilyLink.com, Inc., maker of the family history content sites FamilyLink.com and WorldVitalRecords.com. FamilyLink.com and WorldVitalRecords.com are subscription services which provide access to a huge database of historical content.
buyer: MyHeritage Ltd.
MyHeritage.com is the most popular family network on the web. MyHeritage.com’s Smart Matching™ technology empowers users with an exciting and innovative way to find relatives and explore their family history. "
target: FamilyLink.com, Inc.
FamilyLink.com, Inc. is the maker of the family history content sites FamilyLink.com and WorldVitalRecords.com. Founded in 2006, both FamilyLink and WorldVitalRecords are subscription services which provide access to a huge database of historical content.
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closed 9/20/2011 via BusinessWire

MyHeritage Ltd., acquired BackupMyTree LLC

synopsis: MyHeritage.com, the most popular family network on the web, announced the acquisition of BackupMyTree LLC, the world’s first free and automatic backup service for family tree data. The move represents the sixth acquisition by MyHeritage.com, further expanding its technology leadership and range of family-history related services.
buyer: MyHeritage Ltd.
MyHeritage.com is the most popular family network on the web. MyHeritage.com’s Smart Matching™ technology empowers users with an exciting and innovative way to find relatives and explore their family history. "
target: BackupMyTree LLC
BackupMyTree LLC is the maker of the world's first free and automatic backup service for storing and protecting family trees. The service protects family tree data from computer disasters or accidental data deletion, and secures them by a remote, off-site backup.
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closed 6/7/2011 via BusinessWire

MyHeritage Ltd., acquired Bliscy.pl

synopsis: MyHeritage.com, the most popular family network on the web, announced the acquisition of Bliscy.pl from Wirtualna Polska S.A., strengthening its leadership in the family history market in Poland and expanding its international community of users. Bliscy.pl is a family network on the web with more than 6.5 million family tree profiles.
buyer: MyHeritage Ltd.
MyHeritage.com is the most popular family network on the web. MyHeritage.com’s Smart Matching™ technology empowers users with an exciting and innovative way to find relatives and explore their family history. "
target parent: France Telecom-Orange
target: Bliscy.pl
Bliscy.pl is a family network on the web with more than 6.5 million family tree profiles, created by more than 500,000 users.
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closed 2/3/2010 via BusinessWire

MyHeritage Ltd., acquired dynastree.com

synopsis: MyHeritage.com, the company that connects families to their past and to one another, announced a significant expansion of its global family network through the acquisition of the OSN Group, which operates a network of 10 market-leading family sites, including Verwandt.de (Germany) and Dynastree.com (USA).
buyer: MyHeritage Ltd.
MyHeritage.com was founded by a team of people who combine their passion for family history with the development of innovative technology. MyHeritage.com has become the world’s leading international online network for families and the second largest family history website. "
target: dynastree.com
According to experts, dynastree.com and its international language versions have been among the fastest growing social networks worldwide in the last two years. Now, more than nine million families have created their tree at dynastree.com, and more than 15.000 new family trees are added each day.
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Ancestry.com, will acquire Geneanet SA

synopsis: Ancestry®, the global leader in family history, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Geneanet, a leading French genealogy company. With over 30 billion records from more than 80 countries, Ancestry helps customers discover new details about their family story and ancestors.
buyer parent: Blackstone Group LP
buyer: Ancestry.com
Ancestry®, the global leader in family history and consumer genomics, empowers journeys of personal discovery to enrich lives. With an unparalleled collection of more than 30 billion records in their consumer DNA network, customers can gain a new level of understanding about their lives. "
target: Geneanet SA
Geneanet is a leading French genealogy company with a large and growing European community of more than 4 million members. Geneanet is available in ten languages and more than 25 countries.
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Francisco Partners Management LLC, will acquire MyHeritage Ltd.

synopsis: MyHeritage, the leading global discovery platform for exploring family history and gaining valuable health insights, announced that Francisco Partners, a leading global investment firm that specializes in partnering with technology businesses, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the company.
buyer: Francisco Partners Management LLC
Francisco Partners is a leading global investment firm that specializes in partnering with technology and technology-enabled businesses. Francisco Partners has raised approximately $24 billion in committed capital and invested in more than 300 technology companies. "
target: MyHeritage Ltd.
MyHeritage is the leading global discovery platform for exploring family history and gaining valuable health insights. With billions of historical records and family tree profiles, MyHeritage allows users to discover their past and empower their future.
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closed 12/4/2020 via BusinessWire

Blackstone Group LP, acquired Ancestry.com

synopsis: Blackstone announced that private equity funds managed by Blackstone (“Blackstone”) have completed their previously announced acquisition of Ancestry® from Silver Lake, GIC, Spectrum Equity, Permira, and other equity holders for a total enterprise value of $4.7 billion.
buyer: Blackstone Group LP (BX:$17,325.04)
Blackstone is one of the world's leading investment firms. Their asset management businesses, with over $450 billion in assets under management, include investment vehicles focused on private equity, real estate, public debt and equity, non-investment grade credit, real assets and secondary funds. "
target parent: Permira
target: Ancestry.com
Ancestry is the global leader in family history and consumer genomics. With their unparalleled collection of 24 billion records and over 18 million people in their growing AncestryDNA network, customers can discover their family story and gain actionable insights about their health and wellness.
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closed 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Verogen, acquired GEDmatch

synopsis: Forensic genomics company Verogen has acquired GEDmatch, a genomics database and genealogy firm. GEDmatch allows users to upload genetic profiles created by other genealogy sites in order to search for familial links. Their database has more than 1.3 million customer profiles and is gaining up to 1,000 new users daily.
buyer parent: Illumina, Inc.
buyer: Verogen
Verogen is the world’s first sequencing company solely dedicated to forensic science. Verogen develops, manufactures, and sells products and services to help unlock the true potential of forensic genomics. Their products include a forensic genomics system, analysis software, reagents, and more. "
target: GEDmatch
GEDmatch is a genomics database and genealogy firm. GEDmatch allows users to upload genetic profiles created by other genealogy sites in order to search for familial links. Their database has more than 1.3 million customer profiles and is gaining up to 1,000 new users daily.
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Permira, acquired Ancestry.com

synopsis: Permira, the European private equity firm with global reach, and Ancestry.com Inc. the world's largest online family history resource, announced the successful completion of the acquisition of Ancestry.com by a company owned by Permira funds and co-investors for $32.00 per share in cash.
buyer: Permira
Permira is a European private equity firm with global reach. The Permira funds, raised from pension funds and other institutions, make long-term investments in companies with the ambition of transforming their performance and driving sustainable growth. "
target parent: Spectrum Equity
target: Ancestry.com
Ancestry.com Inc. is the world's largest online family history resource, with more than 2 million paying subscribers. Over 10 billion records have been added to the site in the past 15 years. Ancestry users have created more than 39 million family trees containing approximately 4 billion profiles.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,445 [$1,435]
rev ($mm)
$460
EBITDA ($mm)
$156
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9.9x
closed 8/17/2012 via GlobeNewswire

Ancestry.com, acquired Archives.com

synopsis: Ancestry.com Inc. announced the completion of its acquisition of Archives.com, a leading family history website. Archives.com offers access to over 2.1 billion historical records, including birth records, obituaries, immigration and passenger lists, historical newspapers, and U.S. and U.K. Censuses.
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
buyer: Ancestry.com
Ancestry.com Inc. is the world's largest online family history resource, with more than 1.8 million paying subscribers. More than 9 billion records have been added to the site. Ancestry users have created more than 34 million family trees containing approximately 4 billion profiles. "
target parent: Inflection LLC
target: Archives.com
Archives.com is a leading family history website that makes discovering family history simple and affordable. The company has assembled more than 2.1 billion historical records all in a single location.
price ($mm)
$85
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closed 2/17/2012 via BNC Analysis

Groupon, Inc., acquired Hyperpublic

synopsis: Groupon has acquired Hyperpublic, an open database of people, places, and things tied to a specific location. Anyone can add objects to the database and developers will be able to build applications on top of the data.
buyer: Groupon, Inc. (GRPN:$2,503.80)
Groupon features a daily deal on the best stuff to do, eat, see and buy in more than 300 markets around the world. Groupon uses collective buying power to offer unbeatable prices and provide a win-win for businesses and consumers, delivering more than 650 daily deals globally. "
target: Hyperpublic
Hyperpublic is an open database of people, places, and things tied to a specific location. Anyone can add objects to the database and developers will be able to build applications on top of the data.
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closed 2/16/2010 via New York Times

Gawker Media, acquired Cityfile, Inc.

synopsis: Gawker Media, the eight-year-old online publishing heavyweight founded by Nick Denton, has announced its first acquisition: the New York boldface name guide CityFile.
buyer: Gawker Media
Gawker Media is an online media company founded and owned by Nick Denton and based in New York City. It is considered to be one of the most visible and successful blog-oriented media companies. "
target: Cityfile, Inc.
Cityfile.com is a guide to the most notable and influential New Yorkers, more than 2,100 people divided into 27 industry categories. The site is also home to our blog, Dailyfile, which is updated continually on weekdays.
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closed 8/10/2020 via BNC Analysis

Infoplaza B.V., acquired WeerOnline BV

synopsis: Weeronline has been acquired by Infoplaza Group, which includes brands such as Weerplaza, Buienalarm and business services to companies. The takeover of Weeronline by Infoplaza will create 'the largest weather platform in the Benelux'. Weeronline provides the current weather and forecast for over 2.3 million places, including The Netherlands.
buyer: Infoplaza B.V.
Infolaza helps consumers and businesses make decisions with expert weather analysis. Infoplaza provides the right weather information in simple, clear formats. Clients can decide quickly and easily what their best course of action should be. Infoplaza is based in the Netherlands. "
target parent: HolidayCheck Group AG
target: WeerOnline BV
Weeronline provides the current weather and forecast for over 2.3 million places, including The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, and various other European countries. Weeronline gives an accurate forecast and the latest weather news at any time of the day.
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closed 11/15/2016 via BusinessWire

xAd, Inc., acquired WeatherBug

synopsis: xAd, Inc. announced it has acquired WeatherBug (a division of Earth Networks), including its mobile and web properties: WeatherBug mobile, desktop and iWatch apps, WeatherBug.com, and WeatherBug connected TV assets. WeatherBug provides the most accurate IoT sensor data through more than ten thousand private weather stations.
buyer: xAd, Inc.
xAd is the global leader in location intelligence that drives sales – unlocking opportunity in the 90% of retail transactions that are still completed offline. xAd can provide in-store visitation insights by market, brand and even by specific competitors. "
target parent: Earth Networks, Inc.
target: WeatherBug
WeatherBug, the leading provider of weather information services, manages and operates a proprietary network of 8,000 WeatherBug Tracking Stations and more than 1,000 cameras that are strategically placed at schools, public safety facilities and television stations throughout the U.S.
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closed 1/29/2016 via PR Newswire

IBM Watson Group, acquired The Weather Company

synopsis: IBM announced it has closed the acquisition of The Weather Company's B2B, mobile and cloud-based web properties. The TV segment, The Weather Channel, will not be acquired by IBM. The Weather Company's high-volume data platform will join with IBM's global cloud and the advanced cognitive computing capabilities of IBM Watson.
buyer parent: IBM
buyer: IBM Watson Group
IBM Watson was developed in IBM’s Research labs. Using natural language processing and analytics, Watson processes information akin to how people think, representing a major shift in an organization’s ability to quickly analyze, understand and respond to Big Data. "
target parent: Bain Capital
target: The Weather Company
Through The Weather Channel, weather.com, Weather Underground, and third-party publishing partners, The Weather Company provides millions of people every day with the world's best weather forecasts, content and data, connecting with them through television, online, mobile and tablet screens.
price ($mm)
$2,000
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closed 2/26/2009 via PR Newswire

Zoover International, acquired WeerOnline BV

synopsis: Zoover International, one of Europe's largest portals of holiday review content, announced that it has acquired WeerOnline BV, a global provider of meteorological content.
buyer: Zoover International
Zoover is the largest independent travel website in Europe which has free access for all visitors and is a orientated website with reviews and opinions of hotels, and destinations for travellers by travellers. Zoover has 700.000 reviews of more than 140,000 accommodations worldwide. "
target: WeerOnline BV
WeerOnline is one of the largest weather content sites in the Benelux with global weather forecasts, precipitation, and satellite images. Many tourists use this website to obtain weather forecasts and updates of their holiday destination.
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closed 9/12/2008 via

Bain Capital, Blackstone Group LP, NBC Universal, acquired The Weather Channel Properties

synopsis: NBC Universal, Bain Capital and The Blackstone Group announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire The Weather Channel properties from Landmark Communications. The Weather Channel will be operated as a separate entity, based in Atlanta, with management services to be provided by NBC Universal.
buyer: Bain Capital
buyer: Blackstone Group LP (BX:$17,325.04)
buyer: NBC Universal
Founded in 1984, Bain Capital's primary aim is to acquire or invest in companies that have excellent potential for equity appreciation. Bain Capital's approach is to develop partnerships with exceptional management teams. "
target parent: Landmark Communications, Inc.
target: The Weather Channel Properties
Weather Channel Properties includes The Weather Channel Networks, the third-most-distributed cable network, The Weather Channel Interactive, which includes weather.com,and Weather Services International, a global leader in weather forecasting, with more than 5,500 clients worldwide.
price ($mm)
$3,500
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closed 5/20/2015 via Market Wire

Weathernews inc., acquired Weathermob

synopsis: Weathernews Inc. announced it has acquired Weathermob, the Boston-based social weather company to create a leading social weather prediction platform for highly accurate forecasts using on-the-ground weather observation and reporting. With the new Weathermob relationship, Weathernews is poised to become a major world-wide weather cooperative.
buyer: Weathernews inc. (TSE:4825:$127.02)
Weathernews Inc. is the World's largest private weather service company. Weathernews differentiates itself from other weather companies by utilizing multiple weather models data sources, analyzing and modifying them with in-house meteorological expertise to produce accurate forecasts. "
target: Weathermob
Weathermob lets users share, discover, and discuss the weather with people from around the world. It’s a free, entertaining, and easy way to share one's weather.
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closed 6/3/2020 via BNC Analysis

Grist, acquired Pacific Standard

synopsis: Grist, an American non-profit online magazine that has been publishing environmental news and commentary since 1999, announced that it has acquired the digital archives and brand assets of online social and environmental-social justice magazine Pacific Standard.
buyer: Grist
Grist is an American non-profit online magazine that has been publishing environmental news and commentary since 1999. Grist's taglines are "Gloom and doom with a sense of humor" and "A beacon in the smog". Grist is headquartered in Seattle, Washington, and has 35 writers and employees. "
target parent: The Social Justice Foundation
target: Pacific Standard
Pacific Standard was an online magazine that reported on issues of social and environmental justice. Founded in 2008, the magazine was published in print and online for ten years until production of the print edition ceased in 2018 and it transitioned to an online-only format, which folded in 2019.
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