Like Babble Media, Inc.

closed 11/14/2011 via BusinessWire

Disney Interactive Media Group, acquired Babble Media, Inc.

synopsis: The Walt Disney Co., through its subsidiary Disney Online, has acquired Babble Media, a leading online parenting platform featuring more than 200 influential mom bloggers. The acquisition further strengthens the position of Disney Interactive Media Group’s Moms and Family portfolio as a leading online resource for moms and families.
buyer parent: The Walt Disney Company
buyer: Disney Interactive Media Group
Disney Interactive Media Group, the interactive entertainment affiliate of The Walt Disney Company, creates immersive, connected, interactive experiences across console, online, mobile and social network platforms to entertain and inform audiences around the globe. "
target: Babble Media, Inc.
Babble Media, Inc. is a leading online parenting platform featuring more than 200 influential mom bloggers. Its stable of bloggers contribute daily to parenting topics including pregnancy, child care, health, food, family activities as well as lifestyle topics such as home and fashion.
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closed 5/13/2020 via BNC Analysis

SeverGroup, acquired Tolko Sprosit

synopsis: SeverGroup, a Russian private investment company, has acquired Tolko Sprosit from Doc+, a Russian provider of telemedicine and home doctor services. Tolko Sprosit is a medical blog in Russia that provides answers to general health questions. The blog also talks about how to interact with healthcare institutes and doctors, and parenting.
buyer: SeverGroup
SeverGroup is a Russian private investment company founded in 1993 and includes ZAO "Severgroup" and OOO "Capital". The Group makes long-term investments and manages the assets in behalf of Alexey Mordashov. "
target parent: Doc+
target: Tolko Sprosit
Tolko Sprosit is a medical blog in Russia. Tolko Sprosit provides answers to general health questions through their About Health section. Their About Hospitals section talks about how to interact with healthcare institutes and doctors; and their About Children section talks about parenting.
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closed 7/13/2011 via Market Wire

Internet Brands, Inc., purchased Weddingbee.com and JustMommies.com from eHarmony

synopsis: Internet Brands, a new media company that operates online media, community, and e-commerce websites in vertical markets, announced the acquisition of Weddingbee.com, one of the largest wedding blogs on the Internet, and JustMommies.com, a top-ranked parenting community for moms and moms-to-be.
buyer parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
buyer: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., Internet Brands, Inc. is a new media company that operates online media, community, and e-commerce websites in vertical markets. The company also develops and licenses Internet software and social media applications. "
seller: eHarmony
eHarmony launched in the United States in 2000 and is now the #1 Trusted Relationship Services Provider in the USA. eHarmony’s patented Compatibility Matching System® allows eHarmony members to be matched with compatible persons with whom they are likely to enjoy a long-term relationship.
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closed 6/4/2021 via BNC Analysis

Fanfinders Ltd, acquired The Best for Baby

synopsis: FanFinders, a London, UK-based performance marketing and consumer intelligence company in the parenting industry, has acquired The Best for Baby, a UK-based independent review website for baby brands. The Best for Baby provides reviews and ratings for nappies, car seats, baby toys, and more.
buyer: Fanfinders Ltd
FanFinders is a UK-based performance marketing and consumer insight company that connects brands with parents. FanFinders puts promotional offers and content from leading brands in front of millions of members through their Your Baby Club network. "
target: The Best for Baby
The Best for Baby is a UK-based independent review website for baby brands. The Best for Baby is dedicated to providing parents with the information they need to make important product choices for their baby. Their platform provides reviews and ratings for nappies, car seats, baby toys, and more.
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closed 4/7/2021 via BNC Analysis

SIRCLO, acquired Orami

synopsis: SIRCLO, an e-commerce enabler in Indonesia, has acquired Orami, an online parenting platform in Indonesia. Orami aims to simplify parenting with community, content, and eCommerce. Their platform provides articles about parenting and allows users to shop online for a variety of products, including diapers, clothing, strollers, toys, and more.
buyer: SIRCLO
Founded in 2013, SIRCLO is an Indonesian company that provides solutions to help businesses sell online through SIRCLO Store, a SaaS platform that helps create online shop sites for small and medium-sized enterprises, or SMEs. "
target: Orami
Orami is an online parenting platform in Indonesia. Orami aims to simplify parenting with community, content, and eCommerce. Their platform provides articles about parenting and allows users to shop online for a variety of products, including diapers, clothing, strollers, toys, and more.
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closed 3/18/2020 via BNC Analysis

Some Spider Studios, acquired Fatherly

synopsis: Some Spider Studios has acquired Fatherly, the leading digital media brand for dads. From original video series and deep dive reports to podcasts and events, Fatherly offers original reporting, expert parenting advice, and hard-won insights into a challenging, but profoundly rewarding stage of life.
buyer: Some Spider Studios
Some Spider Studios is a profitable social-focused publisher that owns parenting sites Scary Mommy (the largest women with kids brand online) and The Dad (fastest growing new brand for men with kids) and employs close to 100 people. "
target: Fatherly
Fatherly is the leading digital media brand for dads. From original video series and deep dive reports to podcasts and events, Fatherly offers original reporting, expert parenting advice, and hard-won insights into a challenging, but profoundly rewarding stage of life.
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announced 1/29/2020 via BNC Analysis

Tinybeans, will acquire Red Tricycle

synopsis: Tinybeans, a mobile and web-based family photo sharing platform, will acquire Red Tricycle, a parenting website that reaches more than 2 million unique parents each month. Red Tricycle fuels the parenting universe with daily inspiration for family fun. The site provides parenting ideas for events, restaurants, toys, holidays and more.
buyer: Tinybeans (ASX:TNY:$2.62)
Tinybeans is a mobile and web-based family photo sharing platform. Tinybeans is a modern day baby book that helps busy families to save time and stay connected. Their platform makes it easy for parents to share pregnancy and childhood pictures with the family and record their milestones. "
target: Red Tricycle
Red Tricycle is a parenting website that reaches more than 2 million unique parents each month. Red Tricycle fuels the parenting universe with daily inspiration for family fun. The site provides parenting ideas for events, restaurants, toys, indoor & outdoor activities, holidays and more.
price ($mm)
$7.67
rev ($mm)
$4
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
2.1x
EV / EBITDA
14.2x
closed 9/25/2019 via PR Newswire

KidPass, acquired Mommy Nearest Inc.

synopsis: KidPass, the largest online marketplace for booking kids activities, has acquired Mommy Nearest, an award-winning, tech-enabled media company for millennial parents. Mommy Nearest's geo-based app and website provides parents with family-friendly places, local travel guides, and relatable parenting content.
buyer: KidPass
KidPass is the leading online marketplace for parents to discover and book kids activities. KidPass is the largest website for kids activities with over 400,000 activities booked across 4,000 activity providers and 20 categories including music, arts, sports, dance, playspaces, and more. "
target: Mommy Nearest Inc.
Mommy Nearest is an award-winning, tech-enabled media company for millennial parents. Mommy Nearest's geo-based app and website provides parents with family-friendly places, local travel guides, and relatable parenting content. Their app lists 100,000 kid-friendly places in all 50 US states.
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closed 8/27/2019 via BusinessWire

Everyday Health, Inc., acquired BabyCenter, L.L.C.

synopsis: Everyday Health Group, a division of J2 Global, Inc., announced that it has acquired BabyCenter, the world's number one digital parenting resource reaching more than 100 million people monthly through websites, mobile apps, online communities, email series, social programs, print publications, and public health initiatives.
buyer parent: j2 Global, Inc.
buyer: Everyday Health, Inc. (EVDY:$253.92)
Everyday Health operates a leading digital marketing and communications platform for healthcare companies that want to engage with consumers and healthcare professionals. Their platform combines premier content from leading brands, an engaged audience, and extensive data and analytics expertise. "
target parent: Johnson & Johnson
target: BabyCenter, L.L.C.
BabyCenter is the world's number one digital parenting resource reaching more than 100 million people monthly through websites, mobile apps, online communities, email series, social programs, print publications, and public health initiatives.
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announced 12/20/2018 via BNC Analysis

NTT DOCOMO, will acquire Conobie

synopsis: NTT DOCOMO, Japan's largest telecommunications company, will acquire Conobie from LitaLico, a company in Japan that supports people with disabilities. Conobie is a Japanese website about parenting. Conobie provides articles and short comics about pregnancy, childbirth, childcare, and parenting.
buyer parent: Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
buyer: NTT DOCOMO (TSE:9437:$43,349.27)
NTT DOCOMO is Japan's largest telecommunications company. The company provides innovative, convenient and secure mobile services that enable customers to realize smarter lives. The company serves over 73 million customers in Japan via advanced wireless networks. "
target parent: LitaLico Inc.
target: Conobie
Conobie is a Japanese website about parenting. Conobie provides articles and short comics about pregnancy, childbirth, childcare, and parenting. Users can also read stories and short comics submitted by other parents on Conobie.
price ($mm)
$2.34
rev ($mm)
$2
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EV / rev
1.2x
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closed 12/27/2017 via BNC Analysis

Sheroes.in, acquired Babygogo

synopsis: Sheroes, the women’s-focused career platform, has acquired Delhi-based child healthcare startup Babygogo. The Babygogo platform enables mothers to read helpful articles on baby food, health and day-to-day care. Babygogo lets parents post queries, and doctors and experienced mothers respond within minutes.
buyer: Sheroes.in
Sheroes is a career destination for women professionals, committed to career success and individual work-life fit. Sheroes is the world’s largest network for women, helping them find work from home opportunities, corporate roles, events, mentors, resources and counselling. "
target parent: AddoDoc Technologies Private Limited
target: Babygogo
Babygogo is a website that provides parents with all the information required to raise a healthy baby. Babygogo lets visitors connect with other parents and pediatricians to get answers to all their baby health questions.
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announced 6/5/2015 via BNC Analysis

Wirtualna Polska S.A., will acquire NextWeb Media Sp. z o.o.

synopsis: Wirtualna Polska, the operator of Poland's second largest internet portal of the same name will buy a 100% stake in NextWeb Media, owner of abcZdrowie.pl and Parenting.pl as well as Blomedia.pl content marketing platform.
buyer parent: Grupa o2 sp. z o.o.
buyer: Wirtualna Polska S.A. (WSE:WPL:$169.45)
Wirtualna Polska SA owns and operates a Website which offers online services such as e-mail, games, and more. Wirtualna Polska is one of the most popular websites in Poland. Wirtualna Polska SA was founded in 1995 by Marek Borzestowski and is based in Gdansk, Poland. "
target: NextWeb Media Sp. z o.o.
NextWeb Media Group publishes Polish websites abcZdrowie.pl, Parenting.pl as well as Blomedia.pl content marketing platform. abcZdrowie.pl, one of the most popular health sites in Poland.
price ($mm)
$5.26
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announced 3/20/2015 via Company Press Release

Hubert Burda Media, will purchase TOMORROW FOCUS Publishing GmbH from Tomorrow Focus AG

synopsis: Tomorrow Focus AG signed an agreement with Burda Digital GmbH covering the sale of TOMORROW FOCUS Publishing GmbH, which is home to the TOMORROW FOCUS Group’s publishing activities including the news portal FOCUS Online; the German-language edition of The Huffington Post, a news portal and platform for blogs; and more.
buyer: Hubert Burda Media
Responsible for over 400 print and digital consumer brands, Hubert Burda Media is one of Germany's largest media groups. It publishes more than 320 magazines around the globe. Burda has 165 million users, approximately 40 million paying consumers and 43,000 advertisers. "
seller: Tomorrow Focus AG (DB:TFA:$90.36)
TOMORROW FOCUS Publishing GmbH is the publishing segment of Tomorrow Focus AG. It includes TOMORROW FOCUS Media GmbH (one of Germany’s leading digital marketing providers) and TOMORROW FOCUS News+ GmbH, which operates a number of Internet portals such as the news journalism site FOCUS Online.
price ($mm)
$32
rev ($mm)
$31
EBITDA ($mm)
$4
EV / rev
1.0x
EV / EBITDA
8.6x
closed 5/28/2013 via BNC Analysis

AS Delfi, acquired SIA Calis.lv

synopsis: AS Delfi agrees to acquires 100% of the shares of SIA Calis.lv. Calis.lv is Latvia's leading site for the online parenting community.
buyer parent: Ekspress Grupp
buyer: AS Delfi
Delfi, UAB operates an internet portal that offers videos, blogs, maps, news service, and separate thematic units: sports, entertainment, lifestyle, transport, and auto portal. The company was incorporated in 2001 and is based in Vilnius, Lithuania. "
target: SIA Calis.lv
Cālis.lv is the oldest Latvian portal for families, women. Cālis.lv has become the largest and most read Latvian portal for any modern family. Everything that is important in every family can be read on the portal, including relationships, work, health, housing and many other things.
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closed 6/28/2011 via BNC Analysis

News Limited, acquired Kidspot Pty Ltd

synopsis: News Corp, a diversified entertainment company, has purchased web entrepreneur Katie May's online parenting portal Kidspot and all its related entities, in a move that represents a rapid rise for the six-year-old business and highlights how much media companies now value established websites with strong communities.
buyer parent: News Corporation
buyer: News Limited
News Limited operates as an online newspaper publishing company. It operates NEWS.com.au, a news network, which offers entertainment, business, sports, and travel news, as well as delivers media coverage reports with blogs and user generated forums. "
target: Kidspot Pty Ltd
Kidspot is the leading Australia-based online community for parents. Kidspot Australia is all about simplifying the journey that is parenting.
price ($mm)
$48
rev ($mm)
$7
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
6.9x
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closed 2/2/2010 via BusinessWire

giggle, acquired The Cradle, LLC

synopsis: giggle, the one-stop source for today's new parent offering a complete checklist of only the best products for a smarter nursery, announced that it has acquired The Cradle, the first-of-its-kind social community and lifestyle destination focused solely on expectant and new moms.
buyer: giggle
giggle is the one-stop source for today's new parent, offering a complete checklist of only the best products for a smarter nursery, including giggle’s own line of baby products, giggle Better Basics. "
target: The Cradle, LLC
The Cradle is a social community and lifestyle destination for expectant and new moms. Through fresh and relevant content, personalized features, and an engaging social networking community, The Cradle offers a central place where those who ‘need to know’ can connect with those ‘in the know'.
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closed 9/9/2009 via paidContent.org

Mothercare UK, Ltd., acquired gurgle.com

synopsis: Mothercare is buying investment fund Fleming Media out of their Gurgle.co.uk joint venture. The baby products retailer will now take full ownership of the pregnancy-and-parenting social network. Gurgle.co.uk was founded by the pair in 2007 to let first-time parents share advice and experience, including blogs, chat, video and Q&A.
buyer: Mothercare UK, Ltd.
The Mothercare group is comprised principally of two iconic parenting retail brands with international appeal; Mothercare and Early Learning Centre. The group's brands operate through three distinct channels to market; UK stores, Direct, and International franchisement/joint ventures. "
target parent: Fleming Media, Ltd.
target: gurgle.com
gurgle.com is an UK-based pregnancy/parenting social network. Gurgle provides users with information on all aspects of parenting. Users can search topics to find related articles, videos, groups, answers, and chat. Or gurgle users can communicate directly with each other to share experiences.
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closed 1/13/2009 via BusinessWire

The Knot, Inc., acquired Breastfeeding.com, Inc.

synopsis: The Knot Inc. is pleased to announce the acquisition of Breastfeeding.com, the number-one website dedicated to providing advice on breastfeeding—one of first-time mothers’ biggest challenges. The addition of Breastfeeding.com further enhances The Knot Inc.’s already robust pregnancy and first-time parenting offerings.
buyer: The Knot, Inc. (XOXO:$162.27)
The Knot, Inc. is a leading national lifestage media and services company. The company's flagship brand, The Knot, is the nation's premier wedding resource that reaches over one million engaged couples each year through the Web, newsstands, bookstores, national television and more. "
target: Breastfeeding.com, Inc.
The first issue most new moms face is breastfeeding. Breastfeeding.com is a Web site dedicated to providing support and information on breastfeeding, along with all the other things a new mom needs. Since 1998, the site has grown into the leading Web site for breastfeeding information and support.
price ($mm)
$0.91
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closed 5/14/2008 via PR Newswire

SheKnows, LLC, acquired PregnancyandBaby.com

synopsis: SheKnows.com, one of the fastest growing online destinations for women, announced the acquisition of PregnancyandBaby.com a leading online community for women from preconception through pregnancy.
buyer parent: AtomicOnline
buyer: SheKnows, LLC
SheKnows.com is the authoritative source for women ages 25-54 with exclusive articles and content on pregnancy, parenting, health, hobbies, entertainment, money, dating, beauty and celebrities - and also serves as the demographic/psychographic hub for a family of other female-centric web properties."
target: PregnancyandBaby.com
PregnancyandBaby is among the most popular sites designed specifically for those who are pregnant or planning to conceive. The site offers a comprehensive collection of articles, interactive features and active message board communities with the goal of informing and inspiring hopeful families.
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closed 2/19/2008 via PR Newswire

Nickelodeon, acquired Babunga

synopsis: Further expanding its reach in the parenting space garnered through Nickjr.com -- the number-one preschool- parenting website, the Nickelodeon/MTVN Kids and Family Group announces the acquisition of Babunga.com network of parenting sites and its integration into Nickelodeon's ParentsConnect.com.
buyer parent: Viacom Inc.
buyer: Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books, magazines and feature films. "
target: Babunga
Babunga.com is a network of parenting sites including babynamesworld.com, 3dpregnancy.com and wikiparenting.com.
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closed 11/14/2011 via BusinessWire

Disney Interactive Media Group, acquired Babble Media, Inc.

synopsis: The Walt Disney Co., through its subsidiary Disney Online, has acquired Babble Media, a leading online parenting platform featuring more than 200 influential mom bloggers. The acquisition further strengthens the position of Disney Interactive Media Group’s Moms and Family portfolio as a leading online resource for moms and families.
buyer parent: The Walt Disney Company
buyer: Disney Interactive Media Group
Disney Interactive Media Group, the interactive entertainment affiliate of The Walt Disney Company, creates immersive, connected, interactive experiences across console, online, mobile and social network platforms to entertain and inform audiences around the globe. "
target: Babble Media, Inc.
Babble Media, Inc. is a leading online parenting platform featuring more than 200 influential mom bloggers. Its stable of bloggers contribute daily to parenting topics including pregnancy, child care, health, food, family activities as well as lifestyle topics such as home and fashion.
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closed 11/14/2011 via BusinessWire

Disney Interactive Media Group, acquired Babble Media, Inc.

synopsis: The Walt Disney Co., through its subsidiary Disney Online, has acquired Babble Media, a leading online parenting platform featuring more than 200 influential mom bloggers. The acquisition further strengthens the position of Disney Interactive Media Group’s Moms and Family portfolio as a leading online resource for moms and families.
buyer parent: The Walt Disney Company
buyer: Disney Interactive Media Group
Disney Interactive Media Group, the interactive entertainment affiliate of The Walt Disney Company, creates immersive, connected, interactive experiences across console, online, mobile and social network platforms to entertain and inform audiences around the globe. "
target: Babble Media, Inc.
Babble Media, Inc. is a leading online parenting platform featuring more than 200 influential mom bloggers. Its stable of bloggers contribute daily to parenting topics including pregnancy, child care, health, food, family activities as well as lifestyle topics such as home and fashion.
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closed 11/14/2011 via BusinessWire

Disney Interactive Media Group, acquired Babble Media, Inc.

synopsis: The Walt Disney Co., through its subsidiary Disney Online, has acquired Babble Media, a leading online parenting platform featuring more than 200 influential mom bloggers. The acquisition further strengthens the position of Disney Interactive Media Group’s Moms and Family portfolio as a leading online resource for moms and families.
buyer parent: The Walt Disney Company
buyer: Disney Interactive Media Group
Disney Interactive Media Group, the interactive entertainment affiliate of The Walt Disney Company, creates immersive, connected, interactive experiences across console, online, mobile and social network platforms to entertain and inform audiences around the globe. "
target: Babble Media, Inc.
Babble Media, Inc. is a leading online parenting platform featuring more than 200 influential mom bloggers. Its stable of bloggers contribute daily to parenting topics including pregnancy, child care, health, food, family activities as well as lifestyle topics such as home and fashion.
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closed 2/14/2012 via PR Newswire

Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited, acquired Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited

synopsis: Shanda Interactive Entertainment, a leading interactive entertainment media company in China, has completed its merger with Premium Lead Company Limited and New Era Investment Holding Ltd.
buyer: Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited (SNDA:$5,572.25)
Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited is a leading interactive entertainment media company in China. Shanda offers a portfolio of diversified entertainment content including some of the most popular massively multi-player and casual online games in China. "
target: Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited (SNDA:$5,572.25)
Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited is a leading interactive entertainment media company in China. Shanda offers a portfolio of diversified entertainment content including some of the most popular massively multi-player and casual online games in China.
price ($mm)
$697*
rev ($mm)
$1,041
EBITDA ($mm)
$199
EV / rev
2.2x
EV / EBITDA
11.6x
closed 12/22/2010 via PR Newswire

Jesta Group, acquired Fox Mobile Group

synopsis: Jesta Group has announced the acquisition of Fox Mobile Group from News Corporation. FMG is a global leader in mobile content distribution, production and services. FMG includes such well-known consumer brands as Jamba, Jamster, Mobizzo and iLove, as well as Bitbop, a mobile video service and entertainment platform.
buyer: Jesta Group
Jesta Group is a diversified company with a long history as a leading investor in all classes of global real estate and hospitality as well as in other important sectors of the economy, notably in the fields of manufacturing, technology and aviation. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: Fox Mobile Group
Fox Mobile Group is a global leader in mobile content distribution, production and services. FMG includes such well-known consumer brands as Jamba, Jamster, Mobizzo and iLove, as well as Bitbop, a mobile video service and entertainment platform.
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closed 10/5/2010 via PR Newswire

Cellfish Media, LLC, acquired Airborne Mobile, Inc.

synopsis: Cellfish Media LLC, a mobile-internet publisher and mobile-marketing solution provider, had acquired Airborne Mobile, a leading mobile-application publisher. The newly formed Airborne Studios combines Cellfish Media's original-content publishing activities with Airborne Mobile's distribution of globally iconic brands.
buyer parent: Lagardère SCA
buyer: Cellfish Media, LLC
Cellfish Media provides publishers with mobile-marketing solutions to monetize their traffic and advertisers with a powerful and targeted tool to reach prospects and clients. Cellfish is a major player in Mobile-Internet publishing, with more than 14 million unique clients worldwide. "
target parent: CYBIRD Co., Ltd.
target: Airborne Mobile, Inc.
For over a decade, Airborne Mobile has blazed a distinctive trail, helping to pioneer, build and establish the burgeoning mobile media space by conceiving, creating and distributing best-of-breed mobile programs.
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closed 4/4/2006 via PR Newswire

Starwin Media Holdings, Inc., acquired Strategic Media International Limited

synopsis: Starwin Media Holdings Inc. announced today that Starwin Media has acquired 70% of Strategic Media International Limited, a Hong Kong corporation - parent company of three corporations that are currently publicly traded on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and the other publicly traded on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange.
buyer: Starwin Media Holdings, Inc.
STARWIN brings over one hundred years of aggregate television, film and related media production experience. In addition to management and production talent, the Company has compiled an internationally respected advisory board. "
target: Strategic Media International Limited
One of the largest privately owned media corporations in the Asia Pacific region, which owns movie-distribution networks, production companies, video & audio distributions, major advertising companies, major newspapers in Hong Kong, and a 350-acre movie city for movie and television productions.
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$25*
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announced 6/21/2005 via PR Newswire

CYBIRD Co., Ltd., will acquire Airborne Entertainment

synopsis: CYBIRD Co., Ltd., one of Japan's preeminent mobile media companies and a pioneer in mobile content services, announced today that it has agreed to acquire Airborne Entertainment Inc., one of North America's leading mobile entertainment companies, in a transaction valued at approximately $90 million.
buyer: CYBIRD Co., Ltd.
CYBIRD is a leading mobile content and service provider in Japan. Founded in September 1998. CYBIRD provides fully integrated content solutions and systems for Internet-enabled mobile phones, covering consultation, planning, content development, operation, and maintenance. "
target: Airborne Entertainment
Airborne Entertainment is a leading publisher of entertainment content for mobile phones. The company creates, packages, and distributes games, lifestyle applications, messaging services, ringtones and graphics in conjunction with the world's most recognizable media and consumer brands. Airborne's
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$71
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closed 10/24/2002 via BNC Analysis

Microsoft Corporation, created a joint venture with The Walt Disney Company

synopsis: In a splashy fete in Central Park on Thursday, Microsoft Corp. chairman Bill Gates and Walt Disney Co. chairman Michael Eisner announced the release of an upgraded MSN Internet service stocked with Disney's content.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$168,088.00)
Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. "
target: The Walt Disney Company (DIS:$60,760.00)
The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with four business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment and consumer products.
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announced 8/7/2019 via Company Press Release

Rakuten Inc., will acquire KonMari Media Inc.

synopsis: Rakuten will invest in KonMari Media to become a majority shareholder. KonMari Media, Inc. (KMI) was founded by Marie Kondo, tidying expert and bestselling author, in 2016. With a goal of helping more people to tidy their spaces by choosing joy, KMI has business verticals across entertainment and a certified KonMari Consultant program.
buyer: Rakuten Inc. (TSE:4755:$13,427.32)
Rakuten, Inc. is a global leader in internet services that empower individuals, communities, businesses and society. Founded in Tokyo in 1997 as an online marketplace, Rakuten has expanded to offer services in e-commerce, fintech, digital content and communications around the world. "
target: KonMari Media Inc.
KonMari Media, Inc. (KMI) was founded by Marie Kondo, tidying expert and bestselling author, in 2016. With a goal of helping more people to tidy their spaces by choosing joy, KMI has business verticals across entertainment and a certified KonMari Consultant program.
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cancelled 5/9/2011 via Market Watch

The Gores Group, LLC, cancelled an acquisition of CKx, Inc.

synopsis: CKX, Inc. has cancelled the agreement to be acquired by The Gores Group and has entered into a definitive merger agreement to be acquired by an affiliate of Apollo Global Management, a leading global alternative asset manager.
buyer: The Gores Group, LLC
The Gores Group LLC is a private equity firm focused on acquiring controlling interests in mature and growing businesses which can benefit from the firm's operating experience and flexible capital base. "
target: CKx, Inc.
CKx, Inc. is engaged in the ownership, development and commercial utilization of entertainment content. The company has focused on acquiring globally recognized entertainment content and related assets, such as the rights to the name, image and likeness of Elvis Presley and Muhammad Ali.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$274
EBITDA ($mm)
$60
EV / rev
0.0x
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0.0x
announced 12/2/2016 via BusinessWire

SilverHub Media UK Ltd, will acquire Splash News

synopsis: The Branded Entertainment Network, which connects global brands to consumers through the power of popular entertainment, announced the sale of its Splash News business to SilverHub Media UK Ltd. Splash News is the world's leading celebrity and breaking news agency, providing images, video and stories to top publishers across the globe.
buyer: SilverHub Media UK Ltd
SilverHub is a new agency that is serving the need for content across the celebrity, sports and entertainment landscape. SilverHub was founded in 2016 by an extremely strong and experienced team who bring huge passion and expertise to all areas of the content business. "
target parent: Branded Entertainment Network
target: Splash News
Splash News is the world's leading celebrity and breaking news agency, providing images, video and stories to top publishers across the globe. Splash News and Picture Agency is a part of Branded Entertainment Network.
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closed 7/20/2011 via PR Newswire

Corbis Images, acquired Splash News

synopsis: Corbis Images, a leading visual media provider for the creative community, announced its acquisition of Splash News for an undisclosed amount. The Los Angeles-based company provides candid celebrity photography and video content to the world's premiere entertainment print, online and broadcast media outlets.
buyer parent: Corbis Corporation
buyer: Corbis Images
Corbis Images is a leading visual media provider for advertising, marketing and media professionals, providing a comprehensive selection of stock photography and illustrations. Corbis Images has exceptional creative, documentary, archival, fine art, current events, and entertainment images. "
target: Splash News
Founded in 1990, Splash News is a leading independent entertainment news and photography agency. Splash provides breaking entertainment news and celebrity candid photography and video content to consumers around the world through their favorite media outlets.
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closed 7/15/2008 via Market Wire

Future US, Inc., acquired Ballhype

synopsis: Future US, the special-interest media company, has acquired BallHype, Inc, the Belmont, California-based technology company and owner of ballhype.com and showhype.com, for an undisclosed sum. Since its launch, Ballhype has rapidly grown its unique user base to nearly 2 million per month.
buyer parent: Future plc
buyer: Future US, Inc.
Future US is part of Future plc, an international special-interest media group. We hold strong market positions in games, film, music, technology, cycling, automotive and crafts. Future creates over 180 publications, websites and events for people who are passionate about their interests. "
target: Ballhype
Using proprietary technology, BallHype aggregates and clusters news and video content around a defined theme. Currently, through http://ballhype.com and http://showhype.com users can view mainstream American sports and entertainment gossip content respectively.
price ($mm)
$2.86
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closed 1/31/2013 via Company Press Release

Global Eagle, acquired Advanced Inflight Alliance AG

synopsis: Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. announced that it has completed its previously announced merger with Advanced Inflight Alliance AG (AIA). The company provides various inflight entertainment services, including audio, video, engineering, multimedia, and video games for passenger airlines through the IFE Alliance platform.
buyer: Global Eagle (ENT:$406.30)
Global Eagle Acquisition Corp. is a special purpose acquisition company formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination involving Global Eagle Acquisition Corp. and one or more businesses. "
target parent: PAR Capital Management
target: Advanced Inflight Alliance AG
Advanced Inflight Alliance AG provides various inflight entertainment services, including audio, video, engineering, multimedia, and video games for passenger airlines through the IFE Alliance platform.
price ($mm)[EV]
$142 [$132]*
rev ($mm)
$169
EBITDA ($mm)
$22
EV / rev
0.9x
EV / EBITDA
7.2x
closed 8/17/2010 via PR Newswire

Ku6 Media Co., Ltd., purchased Online Audio Business from Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited

synopsis: Ku6 Media Co., Ltd. (formerly named Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd.) ("Ku6"), a leader in online video portal operations in China, and Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited ("Shanda"), a leading interactive entertainment media company in China, announced that Ku6 and Shanda have completed the asset transactions entered into on June 1, 2010.
buyer: Ku6 Media Co., Ltd. (KUTV:$10.91)
Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd. is a leader in artist development, music production, concerts and other music events and offline distribution, and distributon of music and music-related products such as ringtones, in China. "
seller: Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited (SNDA:$5,572.25)
Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited is a leading interactive entertainment media company in China. Shanda offers a portfolio of diversified entertainment content including some of the most popular massively multi-player and casual online games in China.
price ($mm)
$18
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closed 11/20/2020 via BNC Analysis

Fuse Media Inc., acquired Fuse Media Inc.

synopsis: Fuse Media, an English-language media company that serves mostly Latino and multicultural audiences, has sold a majority stake to a Latino-led management group, led by Fuse Media CEO Miguel “Mike” Roggero, alongside several other Fuse executives.
buyer: Fuse Media Inc.
The management buyout team was by Fuse Media CEO Miguel “Mike” Roggero, alongside several other Fuse executives. "
target: Fuse Media Inc.
Fuse is an American pay television channel that first launched in 1994 and was originally dedicated to music. After merging with the Latino-oriented NuvoTV in 2015, Fuse shifted its focus to general entertainment and lifestyle programming targeting a multicultural millennial and GenZ audience.
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closed 11/17/2020 via BusinessWire

Valnet Inc., acquired Collider

synopsis: Valnet Inc., an online media publisher, has acquired Collider.com, a popular entertainment website that specializes in bringing its readers the best coverage of movies, television, video games, and more. It is also the one-stop shop for exclusive interviews, scoops on the biggest films, and daily coverage of the day's hottest entertainment stories.
buyer parent: Valsoft Corp
buyer: Valnet Inc.
Valnet is a leading multi-vertical digital media publisher and owner of a variety of premium digital publications, including movie news authority ScreenRant.com, pop culture site CBR.com and video game news site GameRant.com. "
target: Collider
Collider is a popular entertainment website that specializes in bringing its readers the best coverage of movies, television, video games, and more. It is also the one-stop shop for exclusive interviews, scoops on the biggest films, and daily coverage of the day's hottest entertainment stories.
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announced 4/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Polsat Media, will acquire Interia Group

synopsis: Telewizja Polsat sp. z o.o. entered into a preliminary agreement with Bauer Media for the acquisition of 100% of the shares in Grupa Interia.pl sp. z o.o. The Interia.pl Group is a leading player on the new generation Polish media market. Every month, almost 19 million people use access to the latest information, trivia and entertainment.
buyer parent: Pola Investments Ltd.
buyer: Polsat Media
Telewizja Polsat is the first independent and the leading TV station in Poland that is part of the Cyfrowy Polsat media group. The program offer is built mainly on the basis of own TV series combined with a rich portfolio of feature films, foreign series and world-class entertainment. "
target parent: Bauer Media Group
target: Interia Group
The Interia.pl Group is a leading player on the new generation Polish media market. Every month, almost 19 million people use access to the latest information, trivia and entertainment, as well as the best way to communicate with the world.
price ($mm)
$102
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announced 5/30/2018 via BNC Analysis

The E&M Co., Ltd., will acquire Chic News Co., Ltd.

synopsis: The E&M Co., Ltd., an entertainment and media company in Korea, will acquire Chic News Co., Ltd., a Korean news website. Chic News provides news articles that cover the topics of fashion, beauty, and entertainment. Their entertainment articles cover TV shows, movies, bands, and celebrities.
buyer: The E&M Co., Ltd. (KOSDAQ:A089230:$13.58)
The E&M Co., Ltd. is an entertainment and media company in Korea. The company operates two live streaming platforms in Korea, POPKON TV and CELUV TV. POPKON TV is designed for consumer use while CELUV TV is a platform that allows famous celebrities to interact and communicate with viewers. "
target: Chic News Co., Ltd.
Founded in 2012, Chic News Co., Ltd. is a Korean news website. Chic News provides news articles that cover the topics of fashion, beauty, and entertainment. Their entertainment articles cover TV shows, movies, bands, and celebrities.
price ($mm)
$3.24
rev ($mm)
$0
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
14.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 3/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

Oath Inc., will acquire Yahoo!7 Pty Ltd.

synopsis: Seven West Media (SWM) has announced that Oath Inc. is to take full control of Yahoo7 by acquiring SWM’s 50 percent stake in the business. Yahoo7 is a premium media and publishing company which reaches nearly half of the Australian population every month.
buyer parent: Verizon Communications
buyer: Oath Inc.
Oath, a subsidiary of Verizon, is a values-led company committed to building brands people love. They reach one billion people around the world with a dynamic house of media and technology brands. Oath brands include Yahoo, AOL, HuffPost, Engadget, TechCrunch, Tumblr, MAKERS and the Build Series. "
target parent: Seven West Media Limited
target: Yahoo!7 Pty Ltd.
Yahoo7 is a premium media and publishing company in the ANZ market, which reaches nearly half of the Australian population every month. Yahoo7 aims to bring all the best articles in news, entertainment and lifestyle in the one place.
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closed 12/7/2017 via BNC Analysis

Webedia SAS, acquired Creators Media

synopsis: Paris-based publishing group Webedia has acquired majority control of Creators Media, the L.A.-based company that runs entertainment fan site Movie Pilot and video channel Super News covering nerd culture.
buyer parent: Fimalac SA
buyer: Webedia SAS
Webedia, a subsidiary of Fimalac, is a company specializing in online media. It is headquartered in Levallois-Perret, France. The company claims to be the number one French media group in online entertainment with an audience of 28 million unique visitors per month. "
target: Creators Media
Creators Media is the L.A.-based company that runs entertainment fan site Movie Pilot and video channel Super News covering nerd culture. Creators Media is the first fan-centric media company, empowering users to create content around the fandoms they love and are passionate about.
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
($0.51)
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