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closed 8/23/2011 via BusinessWire

Ziff Davis, Inc., acquired Focus Research, Inc.

synopsis: Ziff Davis, Inc. one of the nation's leading technology media companies, announced the acquisition of Focus Research, Inc., a leading provider of online research to enterprise buyers and high-quality leads to IT vendors. Focus Research helps business and IT professionals make better purchasing decisions.
buyer parent: Great Hill Partners LLC
buyer: Ziff Davis, Inc.
Ziff Davis, Inc. is a leading digital media company specializing in the technology market, reaching over 40 million highly engaged in-market buyers and influencers every month. Ziff Davis sites include PCMag.com, ExtremeTech.com, and Geek.com. "
target: Focus Research, Inc.
Focus Research, Inc., formerly Tippit, is a leading provider of online research to enterprise buyers and high-quality leads to IT vendors. It helps business and IT professionals make better purchasing decisions while turning the Internet into a meaningful platform for B2B marketers.
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closed 11/3/2021 via Company Press Release

CyberRisk Alliance, acquired After Nines Inc.

synopsis: CyberRisk Alliance, a business intelligence company serving the cybersecurity and information risk management marketplace, has acquired After Nines Inc, producers of digital information brands ChannelE2E and MSSP Alert, serving valued technology audiences including managed service providers (MSPs) and managed security services providers (MSSPs).
buyer parent: Growth Catalyst Partners
buyer: CyberRisk Alliance
CyberRisk Alliance (CRA) is a business intelligence company serving the cybersecurity community. CRA's trusted information leverages a unique network of journalists, analysts and influencers, policymakers, and practitioners, and is delivered through events, research, media, and virtual learning. "
target: After Nines Inc.
After Nines Inc. are producers of digital information brands ChannelE2E and MSSP Alert, serving valued technology audiences including managed service providers (MSPs) and managed security services providers (MSSPs).
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closed 6/2/2016 via BusinessWire

SurfaceInk, acquired GPiO Inc.

synopsis: SurfaceInk, a provider of consumer device engineering and product development services, announced that it has acquired GPiO. GPiO helps expedite hardware engineering component decision-making processes to accelerate bringing consumer electronics products to market. They test hardware components and post the comparison data and test details online.
buyer: SurfaceInk
SurfaceInk provides high impact, strategic, product development consulting. SurfaceInk’s experienced team executes client projects in Research and Development, Proof of Concept Development and Full Cycle Product Development for consumer and business-to-business markets. "
target: GPiO Inc.
GPiO helps engineers and hardware designers go beyond traditional datasheets, allowing them to compare hardware components from leading vendors with just a couple of clicks. They objectively test each individual component in their own lab and post the comparison data and test details on their site.
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closed 5/4/2010 via Company Press Release

The Nielsen Company, Inc., acquired GlanceGuide Inc.

synopsis: The Nielsen Company announced the acquisition of GlanceGuide, a leading video analytics and technology company in Palo Alto, CA. GlanceGuide’s advanced analytics capabilities have been immediately integrated into Nielsen’s online video measurement tools to deliver more actionable daily insights to media publishers, agencies and advertisers.
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$3,500.00)
The Nielsen Company is a global information and media company with leading market positions in marketing and consumer information, television and other media measurement, online intelligence, mobile measurement, trade shows and business publications. "
target: GlanceGuide Inc.
GlanceGuide offers a hosted service for web video analytics that captures and analyzes every video event once viewers hit Play. The service helps clients make decisions on how to optimize and better monetize online video content and ad assets.
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closed 5/22/2006 via BusinessWire

TouchStone Software, acquired Driverzone.com

synopsis: TouchStone Software Corporation today announced that it has acquired Driverzone.com, one of the Internet's premier Device Driver resource web sites. The acquisition includes the domain name and Driverzone.com's device driver library.
buyer: TouchStone Software
TouchStone Software Corporation is a leading developer of innovative software designed to help people use complex technologies. The company’s products, which include BIOS Agent, BIOS Wizard and Driver Agent, are distributed worldwide via the Internet. "
target: Driverzone.com
Driverzone.com, is basically a one man show, that would be me Barry Fanion. I came up with the idea for Driverzone.com almost by accident.
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announced 7/8/2014 via Company Press Release

Progressive Digital Media Group Plc, will acquire Current Analysis, Inc.

synopsis: Progressive Digital Media Group plc is pleased to announce its agreement to acquire the entire issued share capital of CurrentAnalysis Inc, an established and well regarded business which provides subscription based business intelligence services to the ICT industry.
buyer: Progressive Digital Media Group Plc (AIM:DATA:$147.65)
Progressive Digital Media Group plc, together with its subsidiaries, provides business information, research, and digital marketing services for senior level decision makers in the United Kingdom and internationally. "
target parent: Apex Investment Fund L.P.
target: Current Analysis, Inc.
Current Analysis, enables sales and marketing personnel to anticipate and respond rapidly to competitive threats and market opportunities. The company's competitive response solutions combine continuous, change-driven expert analysis, powerful Web-based delivery, integration services & more.
price ($mm)
$20
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$13
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1.5x
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closed 12/15/2021 via Company Press Release

Ookla, acquired RootMetrics

synopsis: Ookla, a web service that provides free analysis of Internet access performance metrics, such as connection data rate and latency, has acquired RootMetrics, an independent mobile network research firm that specializes in providing unbiased mobile network performance information and mapping.
buyer parent: j2 Global, Inc.
buyer: Ookla
Speedtest.net, also known as Speedtest by Ookla, is a web service that provides free analysis of Internet access performance metrics, such as connection data rate and latency. "
target parent: IHS Markit Ltd.
target: RootMetrics
RootMetrics is an independent mobile network research firm that specializes in providing unbiased mobile network performance information and mapping.
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closed 4/20/2015 via BusinessWire

IHS, Inc., acquired RootMetrics

synopsis: IHS Inc., the leading global source of critical information and insight, announced it has acquired RootMetrics, a U.S.-based independent mobile networks analytics firm that offers insights into the mobile user experience.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,589.00)
IHS, Inc. is the leading source of information, insight and analytics in critical areas that shape the business landscape: energy, economics, geopolitical risk, sustainability and supply chain management. IHS is the leading provider of diverse global market and economic information. "
target: RootMetrics
RootMetrics is an independent mobile network research firm that specializes in providing unbiased mobile network performance information and mapping.
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closed 10/21/2009 via BusinessWire

Rapid7, LLC, acquired Metasploit

synopsis: Rapid7, the leading provider of unified vulnerability management, compliance and penetration testing solutions, announced the acquisition of Metasploit, the principal organization behind the open source penetration testing framework and world’s largest database of public, tested exploits, the Metasploit Project.
buyer: Rapid7, LLC (RPD:$411.49)
Rapid7 is the leading provider of unified vulnerability management, compliance, and penetration testing solutions, delivering actionable intelligence about an organization’s entire IT environment. "
target: Metasploit
Metasploit provides useful information to people who perform penetration testing, IDS signature development, and exploit research. This project was created to provide information on exploit techniques and to create a useful resource for exploit developers and security professionals.
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closed 7/12/2017 via BusinessWire

WTWH Media, LLC, acquired TheRobotReport

synopsis: Business-to-Business publisher, WTWH Media, LLC announced it has acquired The Robot Report. Founded in 2008, The Robot Report gathers and reports industry news, tracks the business of robotics and has participated in the development of an index of robot industry stocks.
buyer: WTWH Media, LLC
WTWH Media LLC is an integrated b2b media company serving the design engineering, life sciences, electronics and renewable energy markets with more than 40 web sites, live & digital events, custom digital services and five print publications. "
target: TheRobotReport
Founded in 2008, The Robot Report gathers and reports industry news, tracks the business of robotics and has participated in the development of an index of robot industry stocks.
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closed 4/7/2009 via BusinessWire

The 451 Group, acquired Moss Creek Capital

synopsis: The 451 Group has acquired independent equity-research firm Moss Creek Capital in order to expand its services for the professional investment community. The acquisition expands the coverage and financial expertise of The 451 Group, an independent analyst firm that covers emerging technologies within the enterprise IT industry.
buyer: The 451 Group
The 451 Group is an independent technology industry analyst company focused on the business of enterprise IT innovation. The company's analysts provide critical and timely insight into the market and competitive dynamics of innovation in emerging technology segments. "
target: Moss Creek Capital
Dallas-based Moss Creek Capital provides investment research on publicly traded software companies, offering actionable insight gleaned from conversations with end users, key players in the software distribution channel and company executives.
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closed 3/3/2011 via BusinessWire

The 451 Group, acquired TheInfoPro

synopsis: The 451 Group, a leading technology-industry analyst company, has announced the acquisition of the assets of TheInfoPro, a New York-based advisory and research firm providing real-world perspectives on the enterprise IT customer as well as analysis of the technology-vendor landscape.
buyer: The 451 Group
The 451 Group is a leading technology-industry analyst company focused on the business of enterprise IT innovation. The company's analysts provide critical and timely insight into the market and competitive dynamics of innovation in emerging technology segments. "
target: TheInfoPro
TheInfoPro is a leading advisory and research firm that provides real-world perspectives on the customer and market dynamics of the enterprise information technology landscape by using a unique research methodology that harnesses the collective knowledge and insights of leading IT organizations.
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closed 2/17/2022 via GlobeNewswire

Euler Digital, acquired AI Forum

synopsis: Cayman Islands-based Euler Digital has acquired the leading British AI research platform, AI Forum. The deal sees research and blockchain come together in a landmark deal for the AI technology sector. AI Forum publishes mission critical research for C suite executives and senior staff in verticals including healthcare, finance and manufacturing.
buyer: Euler Digital
Cayman Islands-based Euler Digital is a customer centric decentralized technology firm, focused on Artificial Intelligence. Euler Digital is decentralizing AI, using blockchain technology to deliver a global, open eco-system for data, models, applications, computation and products. "
target: AI Forum
UK-based AI Forum is the leading independent research and information source for the artificial intelligence community. AI Forum covers all significant AI research, news, opinions, videos, events and jobs covering multiple industries, use cases, technology, as well as AI governance and AI economics.
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closed 9/19/2019 via BusinessWire

Ziff Davis B2B, acquired Spiceworks

synopsis: Spiceworks, the marketplace where tech buyers and sellers come together to push the world forward with technology, solve tech challenges and support each other, has been acquired by Ziff Davis B2B, the global market leader in omni-channel marketing demand generation, providing clients with access to the most powerful technology buyers.
buyer parent: j2 Global, Inc.
buyer: Ziff Davis B2B
Ziff Davis B2B is the global market leader in omni-channel marketing demand generation, providing clients with access to the most powerful technology buyers. Their media network known for its leadership, editorial and industry content is trusted by the decision makers customers need to reach. "
target: Spiceworks
Spiceworks is a social network for IT professionals. They’re the marketplace where tech buyers and sellers come together to push the world forward with technology, solve tech challenges and support each other, making it the largest, most unique IT community of its kind.
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closed 7/25/2018 via Company Press Release

Ziff Davis B2B, acquired Revenu8 Inc

synopsis: Ziff Davis, a j2 Global Company, has completed the acquisition of Revenu8, an innovative media company, bringing news, views, and research-based, unbiased content to the MarTech, HRTech & IT space with its 3 flagship properties: MarTech Advisor, HR Technologist, and ReadITQuik respectively. Revenu8 joins Ziff Davis B2B, the B2B unit at Ziff Davis.
buyer parent: j2 Global, Inc.
buyer: Ziff Davis B2B
Ziff Davis B2B is a leading provider of marketing and technology services for B2B media and lead generation in verticals across industries and geographies. Ziff Davis B2B is part of j2 Global’s Ziff Davis digital media division comprised of highly acclaimed websites. "
target: Revenu8 Inc
Revenu8 has established itself as an innovative media company, bringing news, views, and research-based, unbiased content to the MarTech, HRTech and IT space with its 3 flagship properties: MarTech Advisor, HR Technologist, and ReadITQuik respectively.
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closed 1/3/2012 via BusinessWire

Ziff Davis B2B Focus, acquired Toolbox.com, LLC

synopsis: Ziff Davis, Inc., one of the nation’s leading technology media companies, announced the acquisition of Toolbox.com, the #1 professional networking site for IT professionals, from the Corporate Executive Board. Effective immediately, Toolbox.com will be a unit of Ziff Davis B2B Focus.
buyer parent: Great Hill Partners LLC
buyer: Ziff Davis B2B Focus
Ziff Davis B2B Focus, formerly Tippit, is a leading provider of online research to enterprise buyers and high-quality leads to IT vendors. It helps business and IT professionals make better purchasing decisions while turning the Internet into a meaningful platform for B2B marketers. "
target parent: Corporate Executive Board
target: Toolbox.com, LLC
Toolbox.com is the #1 professional networking site for IT professionals. Founded in 1998 and based in Scottsdale, AZ, Toolbox.com supports decision-making throughout the IT life cycle by linking over three million IT experts and executives across the globe each month.
price ($mm)
$2.10
rev ($mm)
$7
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closed 8/23/2011 via BusinessWire

Ziff Davis, Inc., acquired Focus Research, Inc.

synopsis: Ziff Davis, Inc. one of the nation's leading technology media companies, announced the acquisition of Focus Research, Inc., a leading provider of online research to enterprise buyers and high-quality leads to IT vendors. Focus Research helps business and IT professionals make better purchasing decisions.
buyer parent: Great Hill Partners LLC
buyer: Ziff Davis, Inc.
Ziff Davis, Inc. is a leading digital media company specializing in the technology market, reaching over 40 million highly engaged in-market buyers and influencers every month. Ziff Davis sites include PCMag.com, ExtremeTech.com, and Geek.com. "
target: Focus Research, Inc.
Focus Research, Inc., formerly Tippit, is a leading provider of online research to enterprise buyers and high-quality leads to IT vendors. It helps business and IT professionals make better purchasing decisions while turning the Internet into a meaningful platform for B2B marketers.
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announced 11/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

Ziff Davis, Inc., will acquire Mashable

synopsis: Ziff Davis, a leading global digital-media company operating in the technology, gaming, entertainment and lifestyle verticals, is to acquire Mashable, a global, multi-platform media and entertainment company. Mashable is the go-to source for tech, digital culture and entertainment content for its dedicated and influential audience around the globe.
buyer parent: j2 Global, Inc.
buyer: Ziff Davis, Inc.
Ziff Davis, a subsidiary of j2 Global, Inc., is a leading global digital-media company operating in the technology, gaming, entertainment and lifestyle verticals. "
target: Mashable
Mashable is a global, multi-platform media and entertainment company. Powered by its own proprietary technology, Mashable is the go-to source for tech, digital culture and entertainment content for its dedicated and influential audience around the globe.
price ($mm)
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closed 10/11/2017 via PR Newswire

WellTok, Inc., acquired Tea Leaves Health

synopsis: Welltok announced the acquisition of Tea Leaves Health from Ziff Davis, LLC a subsidiary of j2 Global, Inc. Tea Leaves Health is a leading provider of a SaaS-based analytics and marketing technology platform used by hospital systems to target consumers and physicians with coordinated engagement campaigns.
buyer: WellTok, Inc.
Welltok, a consumer health enterprise Software as a Service company, empowers consumers to achieve and sustain their optimal health. Its award-winning CaféWell Health Optimization Platform connects consumers with available benefits, resources and rewards by designing personalized action plans. "
target parent: j2 Global, Inc.
target: Tea Leaves Health
Tea Leaves Health transforms the way healthcare executives manage their business through a platform that provides the total information awareness and business intelligence needed to achieve strategic growth, effective physician engagement strategies and increased revenue.
price ($mm)
$90
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closed 12/5/2016 via BusinessWire

Ziff Davis, Inc., acquired Everyday Health, Inc.

synopsis: j2 Global, Inc. and its subsidiary, Ziff Davis, LLC, announced the completion of its acquisition of Everyday Health, Inc. Everyday Health, Inc. is a leading provider of digital health marketing and communications solutions. Ziff Davis is a global digital-media company operating in the technology, gaming, entertainment and lifestyle verticals.
buyer parent: j2 Global, Inc.
buyer: Ziff Davis, Inc.
Ziff Davis, a subsidiary of j2 Global, Inc., is a leading global digital media company specializing in the technology and gaming markets, reaching in-market buyers and influencers in both the consumer and business-to-business space. "
target: Everyday Health, Inc. (EVDY:$253.92)
Everyday Health, Inc. is a leading provider of digital health marketing and communications solutions. Everyday Health utilizes its data and analytics expertise to deliver highly personalized content experiences and efficient and effective marketing and engagement solutions.
price ($mm)[EV]
$370 [$462]
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$254
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$31
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15.0x
cancelled 6/15/2016 via

Ziff Davis, Inc., cancelled an acquisition of Gawker Media

synopsis: Ziff Davis has entered a binding offer to buy Gawker Media Group (GMG), which has recently filed for Chapter 11. GMG plans to sell its media properties Gizmodo, Lifehacker, Kotaku, Jalopnik, Deadspin, Jezebel and Gawker.
buyer parent: j2 Global, Inc.
buyer: Ziff Davis, Inc.
Ziff Davis, a subsidiary of j2 Global, Inc., is a global digital media company specializing in the technology and gaming markets, reaching in-market buyers and influencers in both the consumer and business-to-business space. "
target: Gawker Media
Gawker Media is the publisher of some of the web's best loved publications including the eponymous Gawker -- as well as Defamer, Jezebel, Gizmodo, Lifehacker, Jalopnik, Deadspin, io9 & Kotaku.
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closed 9/17/2015 via BNC Analysis

Ziff Davis, Inc., acquired Salesify

synopsis: Ziff Davis, a subsidiary of j2 Global, Inc., completed a stock purchase of the entire capital stock of Salesify, a California-based based provider of lead generation solutions. Salesify's Customer Intelligence Platform has deep insights on companies, install base of competition’s products, and targeted role-based contacts.
buyer parent: j2 Global, Inc.
buyer: Ziff Davis, Inc.
Ziff Davis, a subsidiary of j2 Global, Inc., is a leading global digital-media company operating in four core verticals: Technology, Gaming, Healthcare and Shopping. Its brands produce and distribute premium content across multiple platforms and devices. "
target: Salesify
Salesify, a leading provider of B2B demand generation services, helps clients accelerate revenue by identifying, profiling, and nurturing decision makers. Their Customer Intelligence Platform has deep insights on companies, install base of competition’s products, and targeted role-based contacts.
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closed 12/2/2014 via BusinessWire

Ziff Davis, Inc., acquired Ookla

synopsis: Ziff Davis, LLC, a leading digital media company in the technology, gaming and men’s lifestyle categories, announced the acquisition of Scene, LLC dba Ookla, a leading provider of broadband and mobile speed testing through its Speedtest website and mobile apps. Ziff Davis is the Digital Media Division of j2 Global, Inc.
buyer parent: j2 Global, Inc.
buyer: Ziff Davis, Inc.
Ziff Davis, a subsidiary of j2 Global, Inc., is a global digital media company specializing in the technology and gaming markets, reaching in-market buyers and influencers in both the consumer and business-to-business space. "
target: Ookla
Ookla is proud to be the global leader in web-based network testing applications. Their customers include broadband and application service providers in addition to a wide variety of corporate, non-profit and government organizations.
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closed 6/4/2014 via BusinessWire

Ziff Davis, Inc., acquired emedia Communications LLC

synopsis: Ziff Davis, LLC, a leading digital media company in the technology, gaming and men’s lifestyle categories, announced the acquisition of emedia Communications LLC, a provider of lead generation services to companies such as Hewlett Packard and Google.
buyer parent: j2 Global, Inc.
buyer: Ziff Davis, Inc.
Ziff Davis, Inc. is a leading digital media company specializing in the technology market, reaching over 50 million in-market buyers every month. Ziff Davis sites feature trusted reviews of the newest and hottest tech products, news, commentary, tech deals and much more. "
target parent: Reed Business Information Ltd
target: emedia Communications LLC
Pioneers in B2B Lead Generation, emedia helps marketers hit their lead numbers across North America and the EMEA region as well. Companies such as Hewlett Packard, United Healthcare, and Google enjoy growing revenues with emedia’s synergistic lead gen channels and topnotch service.
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closed 11/19/2013 via Yahoo, Inc.

Ziff Davis, Inc., acquired Techbargains.com

synopsis: Ziff Davis, Inc., a leading digital media company in the technology, gaming and men's lifestyle categories, announced the acquisition of TechBargains.com, the leading deal aggregation website for electronic products, from Exponential Interactive, Inc. Ziff Davis is a division of j2 Global, Inc.
buyer parent: j2 Global, Inc.
buyer: Ziff Davis, Inc.
Ziff Davis, Inc. is a leading digital media company specializing in the technology market, reaching over 50 million in-market buyers every month. Ziff Davis sites feature trusted reviews of the newest and hottest tech products, news, commentary, tech deals and much more. "
target parent: Exponential Interactive Inc.
target: Techbargains.com
Techbargains.com is a leading online provider of trustworthy product and buying information. Techbargains.com operates an online portal that helps consumers find bargains and low prices on consumer technology products.
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closed 5/20/2013 via BusinessWire

Ziff Davis, Inc., acquired NetShelter Technology Media

synopsis: Ziff Davis, Inc., the leading digital media company in the technology, gaming and men’s lifestyle categories, announced the acquisition of NetShelter, the biggest community of technology publishers dedicated to consumer electronics, computing and mobile communications, from inPowered. Ziff Davis is a division of j2 Global, Inc.
buyer parent: j2 Global, Inc.
buyer: Ziff Davis, Inc.
Ziff Davis, Inc. is a leading digital media company specializing in the technology market, reaching over 50 million in-market buyers every month. Ziff Davis sites feature trusted reviews of the newest and hottest tech products, news, commentary, tech deals and much more. "
target parent: inPowered
target: NetShelter Technology Media
NetShelter is in the influence business. Its mission is to help technology publishers, marketers and consumers become more informed, influential and successful. It was founded because of an opportunity to take advantage of a significant void in technology media.
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closed 2/4/2013 via BusinessWire

Ziff Davis, Inc., acquired IGN Entertainment, Inc.

synopsis: j2 Global, Inc. announced that its Ziff Davis, Inc. subsidiary has acquired IGN Entertainment, a leader in video game, entertainment and men’s lifestyle content, from News Corporation. The acquisition provides j2 with a group of world-class digital properties.
buyer parent: j2 Global, Inc.
buyer: Ziff Davis, Inc.
Ziff Davis, Inc. is a leading digital media company specializing in the technology market, reaching over 50 million in-market buyers every month. Ziff Davis sites feature trusted reviews of the newest and hottest tech products, news, commentary, tech deals and much more. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: IGN Entertainment, Inc.
IGN Entertainment is the leading Internet media and services provider focused on the video game and entertainment enthusiast markets. Collectively, IGN's properties reach more than 57 million unique users worldwide, according to Internet audience measurement firm comScore.
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$45
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closed 11/12/2012 via BusinessWire

j2 Global, Inc., acquired Ziff Davis, Inc.

synopsis: j2 Global, Inc., the provider of business cloud services, announced that it has acquired Ziff Davis, Inc., a leading media company in the technology market. The acquisition provides j2 a series of world-class web properties, including PCMag.com, ComputerShopper, ExtremeTech, Toolbox.com and Geek.com.
buyer: j2 Global, Inc. (JCOM:$1,740.72)
j2 Global, Inc. provides cloud services to individuals and businesses around the world. j2's network spans 49 countries on six continents. It offers Internet fax, virtual phone, hosted email, email marketing, online backup, unified communications and customer relationship management solutions. "
target parent: Great Hill Partners LLC
target: Ziff Davis, Inc.
Ziff Davis, Inc. is a leading digital media company specializing in the technology market, reaching over 50 million in-market buyers every month. Ziff Davis sites feature trusted reviews of the newest and hottest tech products, news, commentary, tech deals and much more.
price ($mm)
$167
rev ($mm)
$60
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.8x
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closed 5/14/2012 via BusinessWire

Ziff Davis, Inc., acquired ComputerShopper.com

synopsis: Ziff Davis, Inc., one of the nation’s leading technology media companies, announced the acquisition of ComputerShopper.com, a leading destination for expert, labs-based reviews and comparison shopping of technology products. Computer Shopper has long been an authoritative voice in the hardware and software industries.
buyer parent: Great Hill Partners LLC
buyer: Ziff Davis, Inc.
Ziff Davis, Inc. is a leading digital media company specializing in the technology market, reaching over 50 million highly engaged in-market buyers and influencers every month. Ziff Davis sites include PCMag.com, ComputerShopper.com, ExtremeTech.com, Geek.com and Toolbox.com. "
target parent: SX2 Media Labs LLC
target: ComputerShopper.com
ComputerShopper.com is a leading destination for expert, labs-based reviews and comparison shopping of technology products. Computer Shopper has long been an authoritative voice in the hardware and software industries, initially as a print publication and today as a website.
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closed 8/23/2011 via BusinessWire

Ziff Davis, Inc., acquired Focus Research, Inc.

synopsis: Ziff Davis, Inc. one of the nation's leading technology media companies, announced the acquisition of Focus Research, Inc., a leading provider of online research to enterprise buyers and high-quality leads to IT vendors. Focus Research helps business and IT professionals make better purchasing decisions.
buyer parent: Great Hill Partners LLC
buyer: Ziff Davis, Inc.
Ziff Davis, Inc. is a leading digital media company specializing in the technology market, reaching over 40 million highly engaged in-market buyers and influencers every month. Ziff Davis sites include PCMag.com, ExtremeTech.com, and Geek.com. "
target: Focus Research, Inc.
Focus Research, Inc., formerly Tippit, is a leading provider of online research to enterprise buyers and high-quality leads to IT vendors. It helps business and IT professionals make better purchasing decisions while turning the Internet into a meaningful platform for B2B marketers.
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closed 1/4/2011 via BusinessWire

Ziff Davis, Inc., acquired LogicBuy.com

synopsis: Ziff Davis, one of the nation's leading technology media companies, announced the acquisition of LogicBuy.com, a leading provider of tech deals and coupons. Over 10 million visited LogicBuy.com in 2010 seeking the best deals and coupons on a range of technology products and services, including laptops, cameras, TVs and software.
buyer parent: Great Hill Partners LLC
buyer: Ziff Davis, Inc.
Ziff Davis, Inc. is a leading digital media company specializing in the technology market, reaching over 40 million highly engaged in-market buyers and influencers every month. Ziff Davis also operates BuyerBase™, the most advanced ad targeting platform focused on tech buyers. "
target: LogicBuy.com
Launched in 2007, LogicBuy.com was designed to cut through the clutter of overwhelming and often low-quality deals on the Web to present buyers with the best opportunities to save money. LogicBuy.com allows shoppers to find, share and rate every deal and coupon.
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closed 6/4/2010 via BusinessWire

Great Hill Partners LLC, acquired Ziff Davis Media, Inc.

synopsis: Great Hill Partners announced that it has, in partnership with former Time, Inc. executive Vivek Shah, acquired technology publisher Ziff Davis. The nine Ziff Davis properties being acquired are PCMag.com, ExtremeTech, GearLog, GoodCleanTech, DL.tv, AppScout, CrankyGeeks, Smart Device Central and TechSaver.com.
buyer: Great Hill Partners LLC
Great Hill Partners is a private equity firm that manages over $1.5 billion in capital and focuses on investing in growth companies operating in the business and consumer services, media, communications, and education industries. "
target parent: Willis Stein & Partners
target: Ziff Davis Media, Inc.
Ziff Davis Media is a leading integrated media company serving the technology and videogame markets. The Company is an information services provider of technology media including publications, websites, conferences, events, eSeminars, eNewsletters and custom publishing.
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announced 6/2/2009 via PR Newswire

Steve Harris, will acquire Electronic Gaming Monthly

synopsis: Steve Harris, founder of "Electronic Gaming Monthly" magazine, announced that he has entered into an agreement with Ziff Davis Media to re-acquire certain assets, including trademarks and publishing rights, with plans to re-launch EGM in the second half of 2009.
buyer: Steve Harris
Steve Harris founded Electronic Gaming Monthly in 1988. "
target parent: Willis Stein & Partners
target: Electronic Gaming Monthly
Electronic Gaming Monthly (aka EGM) was launched in 1988 by Steve Harris to provide independent news, reviews, and other content of interest to video game enthusiasts. The magazine enjoyed rapid success that continued after Harris sold the publication to Ziff Davis in 1996.
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closed 8/2/2007 via BNC Analysis

Insight Venture Partners, acquired The Enterprise Group

synopsis: Ziff Davis Media Inc. has completed the sale of its Enterprise Group assets to Insight Venture Partners. The deal was valued at approximately $150 million in cash, plus a potential earn-out of up to $10 million. The Enterprise Group produces online content, lead generation services, events and publications serving the tech industry.
buyer: Insight Venture Partners
Insight Venture Partners is the fastest-growing venture capital firm specializing in software and the Internet. The team is composed of experienced investors and operating executives, and a capital base of $3 billion to support the companies in which they invest. "
target parent: Willis Stein & Partners
target: The Enterprise Group
The Ziff Davis Enterprise Group produces online content, lead generation services, events and publications serving the tech industry, including: Online properties eweek.com, webbuyersguide.com, cioinsight.com, baselinemag.com, microsoft-watch.com, channelinsider.com and deviceforge.com.
price ($mm)
$133
rev ($mm)
$80
EBITDA ($mm)
$12
EV / rev
2.0x
EV / EBITDA
13.1x
closed 11/7/2005 via PR Newswire

Ziff Davis Media, Inc., acquired FileFront.com

synopsis: Ziff Davis Media Game Group today announced that it has acquired FileFront.com, the leading destination site for videogame downloads. The acquisition immediately adds substantial new audience and reach to the Game Group's growing online portfolio.
buyer parent: Willis Stein & Partners
buyer: Ziff Davis Media, Inc.
Ziff Davis Media is a leading integrated media company serving the technology and videogame markets. The Company is an information services provider of technology media including publications, websites, conferences, events, eSeminars, eNewsletters and custom publishing. "
target: FileFront.com
FileFront.com, the leading destination site for videogame downloads currently hosts over 600,000 files and generates over 30 million downloads per month.
price ($mm)
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closed 11/12/2012 via BusinessWire

j2 Global, Inc., acquired Ziff Davis, Inc.

synopsis: j2 Global, Inc., the provider of business cloud services, announced that it has acquired Ziff Davis, Inc., a leading media company in the technology market. The acquisition provides j2 a series of world-class web properties, including PCMag.com, ComputerShopper, ExtremeTech, Toolbox.com and Geek.com.
buyer: j2 Global, Inc. (JCOM:$1,740.72)
j2 Global, Inc. provides cloud services to individuals and businesses around the world. j2's network spans 49 countries on six continents. It offers Internet fax, virtual phone, hosted email, email marketing, online backup, unified communications and customer relationship management solutions. "
target parent: Great Hill Partners LLC
target: Ziff Davis, Inc.
Ziff Davis, Inc. is a leading digital media company specializing in the technology market, reaching over 50 million in-market buyers every month. Ziff Davis sites feature trusted reviews of the newest and hottest tech products, news, commentary, tech deals and much more.
price ($mm)
$167
rev ($mm)
$60
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.8x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/4/2010 via BusinessWire

Great Hill Partners LLC, acquired Ziff Davis Media, Inc.

synopsis: Great Hill Partners announced that it has, in partnership with former Time, Inc. executive Vivek Shah, acquired technology publisher Ziff Davis. The nine Ziff Davis properties being acquired are PCMag.com, ExtremeTech, GearLog, GoodCleanTech, DL.tv, AppScout, CrankyGeeks, Smart Device Central and TechSaver.com.
buyer: Great Hill Partners LLC
Great Hill Partners is a private equity firm that manages over $1.5 billion in capital and focuses on investing in growth companies operating in the business and consumer services, media, communications, and education industries. "
target parent: Willis Stein & Partners
target: Ziff Davis Media, Inc.
Ziff Davis Media is a leading integrated media company serving the technology and videogame markets. The Company is an information services provider of technology media including publications, websites, conferences, events, eSeminars, eNewsletters and custom publishing.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/23/2022 via Company Press Release

Ebra SAS, acquired Humanoid SAS

synopsis: The EBRA group, a newspaper publisher in France, has acquired Humanoid, a French media company. Humanoid owns and operates 3 websites. Their brands include Frandroid, an online buyer's guide for smartphones, computers, TVs, and other technologies; Numerama, a news website focused on technology; and Madmoizelle, a lifestyle website aimed at women.
buyer parent: Groupe Credit Mutuel
buyer: Ebra SAS
EBRA is a newspaper publisher in France. EBRA owns and publishes 9 daily regional newspapers that are distributed across eastern France. Their papers include Le Dauphiné libéré, Le Progrès, l'Est républicain, le Républicain Lorrain, le Bien Public, le Journal de Saône et Loire, l'Alsace and more. "
target: Humanoid SAS
Humanoid is a French media company. Humanoid owns and operates 3 websites. Their brands include Frandroid, an online buyer's guide for smartphones, computers, TVs, and other technologies; Numerama, a news website focused on technology; and Madmoizelle, a lifestyle website aimed at women.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/8/2019 via BusinessWire

Great Hill Partners LLC, acquired Gizmodo

synopsis: Great Hill Partners, a leading growth-oriented private equity firm, announced it has acquired the Gizmodo Media Group and The Onion, a collection of premium digital content producers, from Univision Communications Inc. The combined assets will form a new company named G/O Media Inc.
buyer: Great Hill Partners LLC
Great Hill Partners is a private equity that seeks to partner with rapidly growing middle market companies operating in the following sectors: business services, financial technology, healthcare technology, Internet, logistics, media/communications, software and transaction processing. "
target parent: Univision Communications Inc.
target: Gizmodo
Gizmodo is an online magazine that provides information and articles related to technology, design, and social trends. The acquisition also includes The Onion, an American satirical digital media company and newspaper organization that publishes articles on international, national, and local news.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/1/2019 via BNC Analysis

Future plc, acquired Mobile Nations

synopsis: Publishing firm Future PLC has acquired US digital publisher MoNa Mobile Nations LLC. Since 2011, Mobile Nations has built the largest, most-passionate, and most-respected publications and communities online focused on mobile technology.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$606.80)
Based in the UK, Future plc is an international media group and leading digital publisher. The Group operates two separately managed brand-led divisions: Media and Magazine. The Magazine division is brand-led while the Media division focuses on being at the forefront of digital innovation. "
target: Mobile Nations
Since 2011, Mobile Nations has built the largest, most-passionate, and most-respected publications and communities online focused on mobile technology. They empower consumers to make smarter purchase decisions and get the most out of their tech-enabled lives.
price ($mm)
$60
rev ($mm)
$16
EBITDA ($mm)
$8
EV / rev
7.3x
EV / EBITDA
14.6x
closed 10/19/2018 via Company Press Release

Webedia SAS, acquired Weblogs SL

synopsis: Webedia, a global media and technology company, has acquired Weblogs SL, the leading online vertical media company in Spain, with over 30 specialized publications and 13 million monthly unique users in Spain alone.
buyer parent: Fimalac SA
buyer: Webedia SAS
Webedia is a global media and technology company, specialized in the recreation and entertainment industries. Webedia targets a passionate audience by building a global network of unique talents, media brands, events and services within the entertainment and recreation industries. "
target: Weblogs SL
Weblogs SL is the leading online vertical media company in Spain, with over 30 specialized publications and 13 million monthly unique users in Spain alone. It's flagship publications include Xataka.com, Motorpasion.com, Trendencias.com, Directoalpaladar.com and Bebesymas.com.
price ($mm)
$12
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 7/18/2018 via PR Newswire

Future plc, will purchase Consumer Division from Purch

synopsis: Global specialist media platform, Future plc announced the proposed acquisition of the consumer division and all associated brands and services of Purch, the next generation digital publishing and marketplace platform, operating in the consumer technology and science verticals.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$606.80)
Based in the UK, Future plc is an international media group and leading digital publisher. The Group operates two separately managed brand-led divisions: Media and Magazine. The Magazine division is brand-led while the Media division focuses on being at the forefront of digital innovation. "
seller: Purch
Purch is a digital publishing and marketplace platform positioned at the intersection of content, commerce and customer. By combining in-depth product reviews, comparisons and services with industry-leading publisher technology, Purch creates a seamless connection between buyers and sellers.
price ($mm)
$133
rev ($mm)
$64
EBITDA ($mm)
$10
EV / rev
2.1x
EV / EBITDA
13.1x
closed 12/1/2016 via BNC Analysis

AngelList, acquired Product Hunt

synopsis: AngelList, the company that helps investors find startups to invest in, has acquired Product Hunt, the company that lets people share and discover new products posted by other users.
buyer: AngelList
AngelList is a US website for raising equity or debt investments for startups. Only accredited investors can invest. It does not handle any investment funds. It was founded by Naval Ravikant and Babak Nivi. "
target: Product Hunt
Product Hunt surfaces the best new products, every day. It's a place for product-loving enthusiasts to share and geek out about the latest mobile apps, websites, hardware projects, and tech creations.
price ($mm)
$20
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 10/25/2016 via BNC Analysis

APN News & Media Limited, will acquire Conversant Media Pty Ltd

synopsis: APN News & Media announced that it is purchasing Conversant Media, which publishes websites including the renowned global culture website, Lost At E Minor, Australia’s leading sports opinion website, The Roar, and the newly launched millennial-tech and lifestyle website, Techly. Conversant Media is a fast growing, independent digital media company.
buyer: APN News & Media Limited (ASX:APN:$649.74)
APN News & Media is a leading media and entertainment company with diverse assets in Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong. In Australia, APN operates assets across radio broadcasting, print publishing, and outdoor advertising. "
target: Conversant Media Pty Ltd
Conversant Media is a fast growing, independent digital media company that produces engaging premium websites for passionate, intelligent Australians with an interest in sports, culture and lifestyle technology. Their portfolio of sites include Lost At E Minor, The Roar, and Techly.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/16/2016 via BusinessWire

Conde Nast Publications Inc., acquired BackChannel

synopsis: Condé Nast announced the acquisition of Backchannel, the premier tech business brand from social publishing platform Medium. Backchannel will be the third brand, alongside WIRED and Ars Technica, in the newly formed Wired Media Group.
buyer parent: Advance Publications, Inc.
buyer: Conde Nast Publications Inc.
Condé Nast is a premier media company renowned for producing the highest quality content for the world's most influential audiences. Attracting 123 million consumers across its industry-leading print, digital and video brands. "
target parent: Medium
target: BackChannel
Backchannel is a premier tech business brand from a social publishing platform Medium. Backchannel dives deep into the culture and stories of the tech industry through in-depth and unique reporting, which provides a distinctive and authoritative point of view.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/20/2016 via PR Newswire

Bankrate, Inc., will acquire NextAdvisor, Inc.

synopsis: Bankrate, Inc. announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire the business of NextAdvisor, Inc. The company is a leading online source of independent and in-depth research and reviews of credit cards, personal finance and internet services.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Bankrate, Inc. (RATE:$459.34)
Bankrate is a leading online publisher, aggregator, and distributor of personal finance content. Bankrate aggregates large scale audiences of in-market consumers by providing them with proprietary, fully researched, comprehensive, independent and objective personal finance. "
target: NextAdvisor, Inc.
NextAdvisor provides independent reviews of online services for consumers and small businesses. The company's mission is to help its visitors save money and make optimal buying decisions by presenting them with useful comparisons and reviews of service providers.
price ($mm)
$79
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 2/23/2016 via GlobeNewswire

Synacor, Inc., will acquire Technorati

synopsis: Synacor, Inc., the trusted multiscreen technology and monetization partner for video, internet and communications providers, device manufacturers and enterprises, announced it has agreed to acquire digital advertising pioneer Technorati. Technorati is a company of experienced ad tech experts with a sell side technology platform called Contango.
buyer: Synacor, Inc. (SYNC:$84.09)
Synacor is the trusted technology development, multiplatform services and revenue partner for video, internet and communications providers, device manufacturers, and enterprises. "
target: Technorati (:$108.71)
Technorati is a company of highly experienced ad tech experts with a sell side technology platform called Contango. Contango enables publishers to support and scale a multi-marketplace programmatic strategy most notably in the header bidding space through its SmartWrapper product.
price ($mm)
$3.00
rev ($mm)
$7
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.4x
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/19/2013 via Yahoo, Inc.

Ziff Davis, Inc., acquired Techbargains.com

synopsis: Ziff Davis, Inc., a leading digital media company in the technology, gaming and men's lifestyle categories, announced the acquisition of TechBargains.com, the leading deal aggregation website for electronic products, from Exponential Interactive, Inc. Ziff Davis is a division of j2 Global, Inc.
buyer parent: j2 Global, Inc.
buyer: Ziff Davis, Inc.
Ziff Davis, Inc. is a leading digital media company specializing in the technology market, reaching over 50 million in-market buyers every month. Ziff Davis sites feature trusted reviews of the newest and hottest tech products, news, commentary, tech deals and much more. "
target parent: Exponential Interactive Inc.
target: Techbargains.com
Techbargains.com is a leading online provider of trustworthy product and buying information. Techbargains.com operates an online portal that helps consumers find bargains and low prices on consumer technology products.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/10/2013 via BNC Analysis

Tech in Asia, acquired SGEntrepreneurs

synopsis: Tech in Asia has acquired SGEntrepreneurs (SGE) for an undisclosed sum. SGE, which covers technology and entrepreneurship in South-East Asia, was founded in 2005 by Gwendolyn Regina Tan, Bernard Leong and Lai Wei Chang in 2005. Tan, also the editor-in-chief, and SGE editor Terence Lee will join the Tech in Asia team.
buyer: Tech in Asia
Tech in Asia is a digital media blog based in Singapore. Tech in Asia is also known for its Startup Asia conferences, which are held in Singapore and Jakarta. They also hosts frequent Meetups in cities across Asia where entrepreneurs can connect and learn from industry leaders. "
target: SGEntrepreneurs
Founded in 2005 with the goal of giving a voice to startups in Singapore, what was originally a side project has since grown to be one of Asia’s most influential blogs on technology startups and entrepreneurship.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/18/2012 via Market Wire

Andiamo Corporation, acquired Trust This App

synopsis: Andiamo Corporation announced that is has completed an acquisition of a website blog titled Trust This App. This site was started in 2008 and is based around business, computer, software, and smartphone interests with a large daily following of readers as well as a large inventory of advertisers.
buyer: Andiamo Corporation (ANDI:$0.00)
Andiamo Corporation is a publicly traded holding company and is traded under the symbol ANDI. Andiamo Corporation is a diversified holding company involved in Internet Technologies. Through its subsidiaries, the company seeks to grow through acquisitions, organic growth and economies of scale. "
target: Trust This App
Trust This App is a blog that was started in 2008 and is based around business, computer, software, and smartphone interests with a large daily following of readers as well as a large inventory of advertisers.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/14/2011 via BusinessWire

SAY Media, Inc., acquired ReadWriteWeb

synopsis: SAY Media has acquired ReadWriteWeb, one of the most popular and influential technology publications in the world, to anchor its growing Technology channel. ReadWriteWeb is read by a large number of executives, decision-makers and thought leaders in the Web and Media industry.
buyer: SAY Media, Inc.
SAY Media is a global media company that helps passionate, independent content creators publish, build an audience, and earn a living. The company delivers publishing technology and media services to influential creators and passion-based communities across key consumer interest areas. "
target: ReadWriteWeb
ReadWriteWeb is one of the most popular technology blogs in the world, known for offering insightful analysis about each day's Internet industry news. It was founded in April 2003 by Richard MacManus and is one of the most widely read and respected blogs in the world.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/2/2011 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired Bagcheck Inc.

synopsis: Twitter has acquired Bagcheck, an online service where people create lists of items that interest them, such as cameras they've used or their favorite cold remedies, and share the lists with others.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$5,077.48)
Twitter is a real-time information network that connects users to the latest information about what they find interesting. Each Tweet is a rich details pane that provides additional information, deeper context and embedded media. "
target: Bagcheck Inc.
Bagcheck is a company that allows users to discuss and rate a variety of items and genre's such as photography gear, and phone app's and accessories.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/28/2010 via BusinessWire

AOL LLC, acquired TechCrunch, Inc.

synopsis: AOL Inc. announced that it has acquired TechCrunch, Inc., the company that owns and operates TechCrunch and its network of websites dedicated to technology news, information and analysis. TechCrunch and its associated properties and conferences will join the AOL Technology Network.
buyer: AOL LLC (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL Inc. is a leading global Web services company with an extensive suite of brands and offerings and a substantial worldwide audience. AOL's business spans online content, products and services that the company offers to consumers, publishers and advertisers. "
target: TechCrunch, Inc.
TechCrunch is a leading technology media property, dedicated to obsessively profiling startups, reviewing new Internet products, and breaking tech news. TechCrunch operates a global network of dedicated properties from Europe to Japan, as well as specialized industry websites and sections.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/27/2010 via PR Newswire

Mail.com Media Corporation, acquired BGR

synopsis: Mail.com Media Corporation, (MMC), the digital media company that owns and operates the Mail.com portal and email service as well as a growing portfolio of lifestyle brands including, Deadline.com, HollywoodLife.com, Movieline.com and OnCars.com, announced its acquisition of BGR.com, one of the top mobile/gadget sites in the world.
buyer: Mail.com Media Corporation
Mail.com Media Corp. (MMC) owns and operates the Mail.com portal, a global multi-media platform. MMC also owns a unique portfolio of lifestyle brands that provide the web's best original content in categories including entertainment, sports, news, finance, health, shopping, fashion, and automotive. "
target: BGR
Reaching over 1 Million users per month, BoyGeniusReport.com is the leading source for breaking news and analysis on products in-market as well as prior to launch. The site has also broken the news first on almost every new BlackBerry handset.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/29/2007 via PR Newswire

Exponential Interactive Inc., acquired Techbargains.com

synopsis: Exponential, a technology-enabled media services company and parent company of online advertising network Tribal Fusio, has acquired Techbargains.com, a premier destination site for consumer technology product offers. The acquisition adds an important consumer technology deal site to the Exponential portfolio.
buyer: Exponential Interactive Inc.
Exponential is a technology-enabled media services company that delivers innovative products and services to meet the demands of today's digital advertisers. Through a variety of offerings, the Exponential group of businesses enables online advertisers to reach their target audiences. "
target: Techbargains.com
Techbargains.com is a leading online provider of trustworthy product and buying information. Techbargains.com operates an online portal that helps consumers find bargains and low prices on consumer technology products.
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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Vespa Inc
Vespa Inc
Vespa, Inc is a leading game developer based in Seoul, South Korea. They are the creators behind "King’s Raid", a mobile game that’s available on all app stores.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$109.59
EBITDA ($mm)
$25.02
EBIT ($mm)
$24.85
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: KOSDAQ:A060240
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Longtu Korea Inc.
Longtu Korea Inc.
Longtu Korea Inc. is an Android game developer that has been active since 2015. The current app portfolio contains 4 games. Longtu Korea is known for its popular mobile MMORPG Sword and Magic.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$53.10
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.05
EBIT ($mm)
$0.42
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
77
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Ticker: ZNGA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Zynga, Inc.
Zynga, Inc.
Zynga is an American video game developer running social video game services since 2007. The company develops social games that work stand-alone on mobile phone platforms such as Apple iOS, Android, Windows Phone and on the Internet through its website, Zynga.com, and social networking websites.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$2,721.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$753.70
EBIT ($mm)
$528.00
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2245
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Tangelo Games
Tangelo Games
Tangelo's team of gaming experts committed to deliver cutting-edge, future ready, scalable gaming assets to the marketplace. This translates into a collection of fun, casual, casino themed games that are free to play and generate revenue primarily through the in-game/in-app sale of virtual coins.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$11.56
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.63)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.62)
Net Income ($mm)
$0.40
Employees
35
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