Like Hunch Inc.

closed 11/21/2011 via BusinessWire

eBay, acquired Hunch Inc.

synopsis: Global ecommerce and online payments leader eBay Inc. announced it has acquired the innovative team and technology of Hunch, an online platform launched in 2009 that delivers customized recommendations to its users based on their individual tastes.
buyer: eBay (EBAY:$10,761.00)
Founded in 1995 in San Jose, Calif., eBay Inc. connects millions of buyers and sellers globally on a daily basis through eBay, the world’s largest online marketplace, and PayPal, which enables individuals and businesses to securely, easily and quickly send and receive online payments. "
target: Hunch Inc.
Hunch personalizes the internet by helping consumers share and discover great recommendations about all sorts of topics. Hunch’s ambitious mission is to build a ‘Taste Graph’ of the entire web, connecting every person on the web with their affinity for anything.
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closed 2/1/2017 via BNC Analysis

Audioboom, acquired SONR News

synopsis: Audioboom Group PLC, the leading podcasting and on-demand audio platform for hosting, distributing and monetizing content, said it has completed its acquisition of SONR News Ltd, Sonr helps search across social networks, monitor accounts and keywords, and surface trending topics, all in one, easy to use dashboard.
buyer: Audioboom (AIM:BOOM:$0.59)
AudioBoom is the leading podcasting and on-demand audio platform for hosting, distributing and monetizing content. With offices in London, Melbourne, Mumbai and New York City, they host thousands of podcasts with top tier audio content producers from around the world. "
target: SONR News
Sonr helps search across social networks, monitor accounts and keywords, and surface trending topics as they pick up steam, all in one, easy to use dashboard. Using two proprietary forms of artificial intelligence, Sonr reduces the clutter of newsfeeds.
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$1.75*
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announced 11/9/2014 via Company Press Release

Hottolink, Inc., will acquire Socialgist

synopsis: Hottolink has agreed to acquire Effyis, doing business as Socialgist. The company helps their users get access to the world’s social media data. They find it, index it, structure it and make it query-able. They do it at scale, on their own infrastructure and in their own data centers.
buyer: Hottolink, Inc. (TSE:3680:$8.88)
Hottolink's core competence is agent technology which crawls massive data on the internet, store them on the huge distributed database, search and analyze them rapidly, and create noble knowledge from them. "
target: Socialgist
Socialgist helps their users get access to the world’s social media data. They find it, index it, structure it and make it query-able. And they do it at scale, on their own infrastructure and in their own data centers, allowing the largest companies and largest brands in the world to rely on them.
price ($mm)
$22
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closed 5/2/2012 via BNC Analysis

The Washington Post, purchased Talent from Digg, Inc.

synopsis: The Washington Post has made a talent acquisition of the Digg team, but not Digg's site or technology. The move comes not as a move by the Post to revive the struggling social news site, but as the recruitment of a team that can help develop its Trove social news platform, as well as Trove-powered products like its Social Reader and Personal Post.
buyer parent: The Washington Post Company
buyer: The Washington Post (:$0.00)
A morning daily and Sunday newspaper published in Washington, D.C. For the 12-month period ending September 30, 1998, The Post's unaudited estimated average circulation was 783,000 daily and 1,095,000 Sunday. The Post maintains 20 foreign, 5 national, and 12 metropolitan news bureaus. "
seller: Digg, Inc.
Founded in 2004 and based in San Francisco, CA, Digg, Inc. operates as a news Web site. It allows users to submit stories for review and comment on stories and videos published on Web site. The company’s Web portal allows people to discover and share content.
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announced 4/18/2011 via PR Newswire

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., will acquire Kosmix Corporation

synopsis: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Kosmix, underscoring its commitment to social and mobile commerce. Kosmix's innovative technology platform searches and analyzes connections in real-time data streams to deliver highly personalized insights to users.
buyer: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT:$562,839.00)
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. serves customers and members more than 200 million times per week at 9,000 retail units under 60 different banners in 15 countries. With fiscal year 2011 sales of $419 billion, Walmart employs more than 2 million associates worldwide. "
target: Kosmix Corporation
Kosmix, based in Mountain View, Calif., has developed a social media technology platform that filters and organizes content in social networks to connect people with real-time information that matters to them.
price ($mm)
$300
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closed 8/27/2010 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired Ångströ Inc.

synopsis: Angstro, an experimental social-graph and news-crunching startup, has been acquired by Google to help lead the company's charge against Facebook in social networking.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$196,682.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. "
target: Ångströ Inc.
Ångströ delivers the news you need to know about your professional network. By leveraging existing services such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter, Ångströ helps you easily discover and share critical business news about colleagues, clients, and companies.
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closed 11/3/2008 via BusinessWire

Wink Technologies, Inc. merged with Reunion.com,

synopsis: Reunion.com, a leading people search service, and Wink, the world’s largest people search engine, have merged to form the most comprehensive online platform for people looking to find each other on the Web.
buyer: Reunion.com
Reunion.com is a leading people search service that helps adults find, reconnect and keep in touch with old friends, family, classmates, and business contacts. Reunion.com has over 50 million members and is growing at a rate of more than 1.6 million new members per month. "
target: Wink Technologies, Inc.
Wink is a people search engine that makes it easier to find people across the Web by providing access to more than 500 million profiles across social networks and online communities. Wink users can claim their online profiles to get control of their online presence.
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closed 1/29/2008 via BusinessWire

Lijit Networks, acquired BigSwerve

synopsis: Lijit Networks, Inc., a company that provides revolutionary search tools and statistics for blog publishers, has announced the acquisition of BigSwerve, a leading startup in blog comment discovery. BigSwerve has crawled and indexed over 400 million comments from more than 3 million authors since its formation in 2006.
buyer: Lijit Networks
The Lijit Search Wijit gives readers the opportunity to actively search blog publishers’ posts, bookmarks, blogroll, and more, ensuring they only receive the most relevant search results from sources they trust. In return, publishers receive detailed search statistics. "
target: BigSwerve
BigSwerve is going to be the first company to release a well targeted application using Semantic Web technologies in the social media category — maybe for the consumer Internet altogether.
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announced 7/11/2012 via BNC Analysis

500px, will acquire Algo Anywhere

synopsis: 500px announced that it has agreed to acquire Algo Anywhere, a provider of algorithmic recommendation solutions. 500px will fully integrate Algo’s recommendation engine into the 500px platform to further streamline and enhance image discovery and rating algorithms so that users are receiving even more personalized content.
buyer: 500px
500px is a photo community powered by creative people worldwide that lets you discover, share, buy and sell inspiring photographs. "
target: Algo Anywhere
Algo Anywhere is a Canadian machine learning company dedicated to the development of easy-to-use, reliable and useful services developed with some of the latest results from the academic AI research community.
price ($mm)
$2.00
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closed 4/12/2010 via BusinessWeek

Google Inc., acquired Plink

synopsis: Google has acquired a two-person U.K. startup called Plink that scored a hit with a mobile phone application that identifies artworks and enables users to buy a print.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$196,682.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. "
target: Plink
Plink, based in Oxford, England, was founded by Mark Cummins and James Philbin. Their mobile application, called PlinkArt, hit 50,000 users within four weeks. It gives users information about an artwork, let users share it with friends and allow people to order a print.
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closed 7/13/2016 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired Kifi

synopsis: Google has made another small acquisition to help it continue building out its latest efforts in social apps. The search and Android giant has hired the team behind Kifi, a startup that was building extensions to collect and search links shared in social apps, as well as provide recommendations for further links.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$196,682.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. "
target: Kifi
Kifi is the simplest way to preserve and recall knowledge, powerful and effortless. Never lose a link again! Kifi is a remarkable new way to collect, discover and share knowledge. Available for Chrome, Firefox, and iPhone and Android.
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closed 11/12/2007 via BusinessWire

AOL, LLC., acquired Yedda, Inc.

synopsis: AOL announced today that it has acquired Yedda, Inc., a leading semantic social search Questions and Answer service. Yedda will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of AOL.
buyer parent: Time Warner, Inc.
buyer: AOL, LLC. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL is a leading global Web services company with an extensive suite of brands and offerings and a substantial worldwide audience. AOL’s business spans online content, products and services that the company offers to consumers, publishers and advertisers. "
target: Yedda, Inc.
Yedda is a leading free Questions and Answer service. Yedda strives to merge the convenience and efficiency of search with the unlimited value of individual knowledge. Yedda connects knowledge seekers with knowledge sources over the Web, by bringing together relevant individuals.
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closed 6/29/2012 via PR Newswire

Morgan Creek Energy Corp., merged with Taglike.me

synopsis: Morgan Creek Energy Corp. has completed a share exchange agreement with Glob Media Works Inc. Glob Media's primary business is a social search destination called Taglike.me or Taglikeme.com, which is an Internet services platform that combines the most commonly used functions of search and social media interaction in one destination.
buyer: Morgan Creek Energy Corp. (MCKE:$0.00)
Morgan Creek Energy Corp. is engaged in the acquisition and development of oil and gas prospects. Its development initiatives are focused in prolific producing regions of the mid-continental United States including Texas and New Mexico. "
target: Taglike.me
Glob Media's primary business is a social search destination called Taglike.me or Taglikeme.com, which is an Internet services platform that combines the most commonly used functions of search and social media interaction in one destination.
price ($mm)
$0.41
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announced 8/11/2014 via PR Newswire

Apax Partners, will acquire Answers Corporation

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

Answers Corporation merged with AFCV Holdings, LLC,

synopsis: Answers.com, creators of the leading answer engine Answers.com®, announced that AFCV Holdings, LLC, a portfolio company of growth equity investor Summit Partners, has consummated the previously announced merger to acquire Answers.com.
buyer parent: Summit Partners
buyer: AFCV Holdings, LLC
AFCV Holdings, a portfolio company of growth equity investor Summit Partners, was established in 2007 to build, acquire, and operate a broad range of independent Internet technologies, businesses, and resources that connect consumers seeking advice with the most relevant and comprehensive content. "
target: Answers Corporation
Answers Corporation owns and operates Answers.com, the leading Q&A site. Answers.com is a community-generated social knowledge Q&A platform, leveraging wiki-based technologies. Through the contributions of its large and growing community, answers are improved and updated over time.
price ($mm)[EV]
$113 [$87]
rev ($mm)
$21
EBITDA ($mm)
$5
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4.8x
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19.1x
closed 2/2/2011 via Market Wire

Outbrain Inc., acquired Surphace

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

Ybrant Digital, will acquire Lycos, Inc.

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

LG Holding Corporation, merged with Mikojo, Inc.

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

AOL, LLC., acquired Sphere Source, Inc

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

Web2 Corp, acquired ByIndia.com

synopsis: Web2 Corp has completed its acquisition of www.ByIndia.com, adding a strategic property that it can enhance to capitalize on one of the fastest growing online communities in the world. Built by Indians for Indians, ByIndia.com has potential to dominate the search field in a country that promises to be the largest online population by 2010.
buyer: Web2 Corp (WBTO.OB:$0.00)
Web2 Corporation is an Internet technology marketing company focused on improving the ways people and businesses utilize the power of the Internet. We specialize in rapid creation and adaptation of technologies to address new markets of users by creating and simplifying useful products. "
target: ByIndia.com
Built by a small group of Indian programmers, ByIndia.com was designed to recognize the cultural and language issues of the world’s fourth-largest current Internet population.
price ($mm)
$0.38
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closed 11/21/2011 via BusinessWire

eBay, acquired Hunch Inc.

synopsis: Global ecommerce and online payments leader eBay Inc. announced it has acquired the innovative team and technology of Hunch, an online platform launched in 2009 that delivers customized recommendations to its users based on their individual tastes.
buyer: eBay (EBAY:$10,761.00)
Founded in 1995 in San Jose, Calif., eBay Inc. connects millions of buyers and sellers globally on a daily basis through eBay, the world’s largest online marketplace, and PayPal, which enables individuals and businesses to securely, easily and quickly send and receive online payments. "
target: Hunch Inc.
Hunch personalizes the internet by helping consumers share and discover great recommendations about all sorts of topics. Hunch’s ambitious mission is to build a ‘Taste Graph’ of the entire web, connecting every person on the web with their affinity for anything.
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announced 7/21/2020 via BNC Analysis

Adevinta ASA, will acquire eBay Classifieds Group

synopsis: eBay Inc. and Adevinta ASA announced they entered into a definitive agreement for eBay to transfer its Classifieds business to Adevinta. eBay Classifieds Group helps people find whatever they’re looking for in their local communities.
buyer parent: Schibsted Media Group
buyer: Adevinta ASA (OB:ADEB:$813.01)
Adevinta is a global online classifieds specialist, operating digital marketplaces in 15 countries. The company provides technology-based services to connect buyers with sellers and to facilitate transactions, from job offers to real estate, cars, consumer goods and more. "
target parent: eBay
target: eBay Classifieds Group
eBay Classifieds Group helps people find whatever they’re looking for in their local communities. eBay Classfieds Group helps make a difference by creating a world where people share more and waste less.
price ($mm)
$9,214
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announced 11/25/2019 via Company Press Release

Viagogo, will acquire StubHub, Inc

synopsis: eBay Inc. and viagogo announced they have entered into a definitive agreement for eBay to sell StubHub to viagogo. viagogo is a leading worldwide ticket marketplace for live sport, music and entertainment events, and StubHub is a trusted ticket marketplace in the United States
buyer: Viagogo
Viagogo is a global online platform for live sport, music and entertainment tickets. Viagogo aims to provide ticket buyers with the widest possible choice of tickets to events across the world. "
target parent: eBay
target: StubHub, Inc
StubHub connects fans with their favorite teams, shows and artists and introduces them to the ones they'll love next. As the largest ticket marketplace in the U.S., they enable fans to buy and sell tens of thousands of tickets, whenever they want, through their desktop and mobile experiences.
price ($mm)
$4,050
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announced 10/19/2018 via Company Press Release

Gumtree, will acquire Motors.co.uk Ltd.

synopsis: Gumtree, the UK's #1 classifieds website, will acquire Motors.co.uk from Cox Automotive, a leading provider of products and services to the automotive industry. Motors.co.uk is a used car classified advertising website in the UK. Motors.co.uk offers reliable cars from a variety of car dealers to help their users find the right car for their needs.
buyer parent: eBay
buyer: Gumtree
Gumtree is the UK's #1 classifieds website. Gumtree has over 1.7 million ads on their site, making them the perfect place for finding a new car, job, second-hand items, services and more. Gumtree uses sophisticated systems for screening ads to find inaccuracies and ensure their users' safety. "
target parent: Cox Enterprises Inc.
target: Motors.co.uk Ltd.
Motors.co.uk is a used car classified advertising website in the UK. Motors.co.uk lists an extensive range of reliable cars from a wide variety of franchise and independent car dealers to help their users find the right car for their needs.
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announced 2/28/2018 via PR Newswire

eBay, will acquire Qoo10 Japan

synopsis: eBay Inc., a global commerce leader, will expand its presence in Japan with the acquisition of Giosis' Japan business, including the Qoo10.jp platform. eBay currently is an investor in Giosis Pte. Ltd., which runs a number of localized marketplaces in Asia, including Giosis' Japan business.
buyer: eBay (EBAY:$10,761.00)
eBay Inc. is a global commerce leader including the Marketplace, StubHub and Classifieds platforms. Collectively, they connect millions of buyers and sellers around the world, empowering people and creating opportunity through Connected Commerce. "
target parent: Qoo10
target: Qoo10 Japan
Qoo10 Japan operates an e-marketplace offering sellers customizable sales strategies and buyers an extensive product portfolio. Giosis provides seven localized marketplaces, Qoo10, in five countries – China, Hong Kong, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore.
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closed 12/27/2017 via Company Press Release

eBay, acquired Terapeak

synopsis: eBay has completed its acquisition of Terapeak, a Toronto-based company that uses supply, demand and pricing data to help ecommerce sellers know what to sell, when to sell it and at what price on marketplaces such as eBay. The Terapeak team has joined eBay’s B2C Selling and Seller Experience groups.
buyer: eBay (EBAY:$10,761.00)
eBay Inc. is a global commerce leader including the Marketplace, StubHub and Classifieds platforms. Collectively, they connect millions of buyers and sellers around the world, empowering people and creating opportunity through Connected Commerce. "
target: Terapeak
Terapeak is a Toronto-based company that uses supply, demand and pricing data to help ecommerce sellers know what to sell, when to sell it and at what price on marketplaces such as eBay. They are the world’s leading provider of eBay, Amazon, and Alibaba analytics.
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announced 4/10/2017 via BNC Analysis

Flipkart Online Services Pvt Ltd, will acquire eBay India

synopsis: India’s largest online retailer Flipkart is acquiring eBay India, India's leading online marketplace. It is a unique and exciting marketplace with the largest person-to-person trading community in the country.
buyer: Flipkart Online Services Pvt Ltd
Flipkart is India’s leading ecommerce marketplace offering more than 30 million products cross 70+ categories including Books, Media, Consumer Electronics and Lifestyle. Flipkart is known for its path-breaking services like Cash on Delivery, and a 30-day replacement policy. "
target parent: eBay
target: eBay India
eBay India is India's leading online marketplace. It is a unique and exciting marketplace with the largest person-to-person trading community in the country.
price ($mm)
$225
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closed 11/9/2016 via Company Press Release

NEXEC Holding GmbH, acquired ViA-Online GmbH

synopsis: Nexec Holding GmbH, a company that manages portfolio companies with a focus in e-commerce, announced the acquisition of ViA-Online GmbH, a manufacturer of two of the market-leading software systems in e-commerce: Afterbuy for the multichannel trade and ViA-eBay for fast trading on eBay.
buyer: NEXEC Holding GmbH
NEXEC Holding Gmbh manages portfolio companies with a focus in e-commerce. The company is based in Düsseldorf, Germany. "
target parent: eBay
target: ViA-Online GmbH
ViA-Online GmbH is managed by its founders Alfons Denzler and Markus Walber. ViA-Online GmbH launched Afterbuy in 2002 and within a short period it became one of the leading suppliers of auction management software in Germany for professional trading on eBay and other online marketplaces.
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announced 10/5/2016 via Company Press Release

eBay, will acquire Corrigon

synopsis: eBay, a global commerce leader, has signed an agreement to acquire Corrigon Ltd., a pioneer of visual search technologies. Corrigon helps identify objects within an image, matching both visual and textual elements to ensure that the image is recognized, correctly classified and best-matched to its corresponding product.
buyer: eBay (EBAY:$10,761.00)
eBay Inc. is a global commerce leader including the Marketplace, StubHub and Classifieds platforms. Collectively, they connect millions of buyers and sellers around the world, empowering people and creating opportunity through Connected Commerce. "
target: Corrigon
Corrigon Ltd. is a pioneer of visual search technologies. Corrigon helps identify objects within an image, matching both visual and textual elements to ensure that the image is recognized, correctly classified and best-matched to its corresponding product.
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closed 7/15/2016 via BNC Analysis

StubHub, Inc, acquired Ticket Utils, Inc.

synopsis: eBay owned online ticketing site StubHub continues on its acquisition spree by buying Ticket Utils, a software company that helps large ticket sellers manage their inventories and online distribution.
buyer parent: eBay
buyer: StubHub, Inc
StubHub connects fans with their favorite teams, shows and artists and introduces them to the ones they'll love next. As the largest ticket marketplace in the U.S., they enable fans to buy and sell tens of thousands of tickets, whenever they want, through their desktop and mobile experiences. "
target: Ticket Utils, Inc.
Ticket Utils is a cloud-based commerce platform for ticket brokers designed to drive innovation, increase productivity and reduce costs. The Ticket Utils’ Point of Sale system includes everything a professional ticket broker requires to run their business efficiently.
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announced 7/11/2016 via BNC Analysis

eBay, will acquire SalesPredict

synopsis: Machine learning is all the rage, and eBay is buying its way in via an acquisition of a startup named SalesPredict. SalesPredict is a learning engine that uses order history to suggest new items customers might want to buy.
buyer: eBay (EBAY:$10,761.00)
eBay Inc. is a global commerce leader including the Marketplace, StubHub and Classifieds platforms. Collectively, they connect millions of buyers and sellers around the world, empowering people and creating opportunity through Connected Commerce. "
target: SalesPredict
SalesPredict is a learning engine that uses order history to suggest new items customers might want to buy. It’s also well suited for marketing, helping businesses target only those who are most likely to buy a product or service.
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announced 5/24/2016 via BusinessWire

StubHub, Inc, will acquire Ticketbis S.L.

synopsis: eBay Inc. announced an agreement to acquire Ticketbis, an international ticket marketplace with a presence in 47 countries. Ticketbis will become part of eBay Inc.’s StubHub business, the largest ticket marketplace in the U.S. With this acquisition, StubHub will grow its presence across Latin America and Europe and expand into Asia Pacific.
buyer parent: eBay
buyer: StubHub, Inc
StubHub connects fans with their favorite teams, shows and artists and introduces them to the ones they'll love next. As the largest ticket marketplace in the U.S., they enable fans to buy and sell tens of thousands of tickets, whenever they want, through their desktop and mobile experiences. "
target: Ticketbis S.L.
Ticketbis is an online platform for the sale and purchase of tickets to events worldwide. The online secondary ticketing market is one of the first to successfully export the American-born business model to the regions of Southern Europe, Latin America and Asia.
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announced 5/5/2016 via BNC Analysis

eBay, will acquire Expertmaker AB

synopsis: eBay, the world’s largest online marketplace, announced that it is acquiring Expertmaker, a Swedish company that specializes in analysis of big data with a machine-learning twist. Their platform enables rapid deployment of customized solutions, including prediction, optimization, and unparalleled personalization.
buyer: eBay (EBAY:$10,761.00)
Founded in 1995 in San Jose, Calif., eBay Inc. connects millions of buyers and sellers globally on a daily basis through eBay, the world’s largest online marketplace, and PayPal, which enables individuals and businesses to securely, easily and quickly send and receive online payments. "
target: Expertmaker AB
Founded in 2006, Expertmaker offers intelligent solutions powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning and Big Data analytics for forward thinking companies.
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EV / EBITDA
closed 3/30/2016 via BNC Analysis

eBay, acquired Cargigi, Inc.

synopsis: eBay announced it has acquired Cargigi Inc., a provider of online advertising and marketing services for the auto industry. Cargigi is the auto industry’s largest provider of advertising and marketing services on the Internet’s most popular free classified websites.
buyer: eBay (EBAY:$10,761.00)
Founded in 1995 in San Jose, Calif., eBay Inc. connects millions of buyers and sellers globally on a daily basis through eBay, the world’s largest online marketplace, and PayPal, which enables individuals and businesses to securely, easily and quickly send and receive online payments. "
target: Cargigi, Inc.
Cargigi is the auto industry’s largest provider of advertising and marketing services on the Internet’s most popular free classified websites. Cargigi has acquired thousands of dealership clients nationally.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/3/2015 via PR Newswire

Zeta Interactive Corporation, acquired eBay Enterprise CRM

synopsis: Zeta Interactive, the big data and analytics company that helps leading brands acquire, retain and grow customers, announced it has acquired eBay Enterprise's CRM division, which includes businesses that are leaders in the data-driven marketing stack, an enterprise-grade ESP, a robust data management product and an automated attribution solution.
buyer parent: Investcorp
buyer: Zeta Interactive Corporation
Zeta Interactive is a big data and analytics company that helps leading brands acquire, grow and retain customers. They use Big Data, advanced analytics and machine learning to power marketing programs for hundreds of Middle Market and Fortune 500 brands. "
target parent: eBay
target: eBay Enterprise CRM
eBay Enterprise's CRM division, which is headquartered in Burlington, MA, includes businesses that are recognized as leaders in the key elements of the data-driven marketing stack, an enterprise-grade ESP, a robust data management product and an automated attribution solution.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/22/2015 via BNC Analysis

eBay, acquired Twice

synopsis: Twice, an online marketplace for second-hand clothing, announced it has been acquired by eBay. Based in San Francisco, Twice was founded in 2012 with the concept of making e-commerce easier, by removing many hassles which infrequent or amateur sellers face while selling online.
buyer: eBay (EBAY:$10,761.00)
Founded in 1995 in San Jose, Calif., eBay Inc. connects millions of buyers and sellers globally on a daily basis through eBay, the world’s largest online marketplace, and PayPal, which enables individuals and businesses to securely, easily and quickly send and receive online payments. "
target: Twice
Twice is an online marketplace for second-hand clothing. Twice, based in San Francisco, was founded in 2012 with the concept of making e-commerce easier, by removing many hassles which infrequent or amateur sellers face while selling online.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
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EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/12/2015 via BusinessWire

PayPal, Inc., acquired Xoom Corporation

synopsis: PayPal, Inc. announced is has acquired Xoom, a digital money transfer provider. Xoom is a leader in international remittances enabling customers in the United States to send money to, and pay bills for, family and friends around the world in a secure, fast and cost-effective way, using their mobile phones, tablets or computers.
buyer parent: eBay
buyer: PayPal, Inc. (PYPL:$21,454.00)
PayPal is a truly global payments platform that is available to people in 203 markets, allowing customers to get paid in more than 100 currencies, withdraw funds to their bank accounts in 57 currencies and hold balances in their PayPal accounts in 26 currencies. "
target: Xoom Corporation (XOOM:$177.06)
Xoom is a leading digital money transfer provider that enables consumers to send money, pay bills and send mobile reloads to family and friends around the world in a secure, fast and cost-effective way, using their mobile phone, tablet or computer.
price ($mm)[EV]
$975 [$788]
rev ($mm)
$147
EBITDA ($mm)
$7
EV / rev
5.9x
EV / EBITDA
123.1x
announced 3/8/2015 via Reuters

PayPal, Inc., will acquire CyActive Security

synopsis: Online payments company PayPal, a unit of eBay, will buy Israeli cyber security company CyActive, Israeli media reported. CyActive is a predictive cyber security company, which places its clients ahead of potential cyber threats by predicting and preventing future attacks.
buyer parent: eBay
buyer: PayPal, Inc. (PYPL:$21,454.00)
PayPal is the faster, safer way to pay and get paid online, via a mobile device and in store. The service gives people simpler ways to send money without sharing financial information, and with the flexibility to pay using their account balances, bank accounts, credit cards or promotional financing."
target: CyActive Security
CyActive is a predictive cyber security company, which places its clients ahead of potential cyber threats by predicting and preventing future attacks.
price ($mm)
$60
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 3/2/2015 via BNC Analysis

PayPal, Inc., will acquire Paydiant

synopsis: PayPal plans to acquire Paydiant, a payments startup that licenses a technology platform used by big retail chains to create their own branded mobile wallet apps. Founded in 2010, Paydiant’s white-label platform is used by Subway and other retailers and banks to add payment, loyalty and digital-coupon capabilities to their own apps.
buyer parent: eBay
buyer: PayPal, Inc. (PYPL:$21,454.00)
PayPal is the faster, safer way to pay and get paid online, via a mobile device and in store. The service gives people simpler ways to send money without sharing financial information, and with the flexibility to pay using their account balances, bank accounts, credit cards or promotional financing."
target: Paydiant
Paydiant is the leading provider of a cloud-based, white-label mobile wallet, cardless ATM access, offer redemption and loyalty platform for retailers, banks and payment processors.
price ($mm)
$280
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/28/2015 via BNC Analysis

eBay Classifieds Group, acquired Vivanuncios

synopsis: eBay Classifieds Group has acquired Vivanuncios, a Spanish-language classifieds site in Mexico. Vivanuncios, founded in 2006, receives 15 million visits per month and had more than half a million published ads in the fourth quarter, 2014.
buyer parent: eBay
buyer: eBay Classifieds Group
eBay Classifieds Group help people find whatever they’re looking for in their local communities. eBay Classfieds Group helps make a difference by creating a world where people share more and waste less. "
target: Vivanuncios
Vivanuncios offers a free, simple and local classifieds platform enabling Mexican buyers and sellers to meet through its diverse set of categories. It is the largest classifieds website in Mexico according to comScore, and the indisputable leader in the Real Estate category.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/8/2014 via Company Press Release

Close5, acquired Rumgr, Inc.

synopsis: Rumgr has been acquired by eBay and will join Close5, a mobile app centered around local buying and selling. Users can find deals on home goods, fashion, and baby & kids items in their area. Rumgr is a location based marketplace. Users can easily take a picture, and have their item for sale to everyone around them.
buyer parent: eBay
buyer: Close5
Close5 is a mobile app centered around local buying and selling. Users can find deals on home goods, fashion, and baby & kids items in their area. "
target: Rumgr, Inc.
Rumgr is a location based marketplace. Users can easily take a picture, and have their item for sale to everyone around them. There is no filling in annoying descriptions, titles, tags, not even a price. Users can have an item for sale within a minute after getting the app.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/3/2021 via GlobeNewswire

AutoWeb, Inc., acquired CarZeus

synopsis: AutoWeb, Inc., an automotive matchmaking platform connecting in-market car shoppers to their preferred vehicle transactions, announced it has acquired the assets of CarZeus, a San Antonio, Texas-based used vehicle acquisition platform that purchases vehicles directly from consumers and resells them through wholesale channels.
buyer: AutoWeb, Inc. (:$69.98)
AutoWeb, Inc. provides high-quality consumer leads, clicks and associated marketing services to automotive dealers and manufacturers throughout the United States. "
target: CarZeus
CarZeus is a San Antonio, Texas-based used vehicle acquisition platform that purchases vehicles directly from consumers and resells them through wholesale channels. Users can upload their car info and get an offer via text message in minutes.
price ($mm)
$0.40
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/21/2021 via BNC Analysis

Bonhams, acquired The Market

synopsis: Bonhams, a privately owned international auction house, has acquired The Market, an online auction for classic and collectible cars in the UK. The Market aims to make the buying and selling of classic and collector vehicles as transparent, secure and efficient as possible. They offer live and no reserve listings for classic cars for sale.
buyer: Bonhams
Bonhams is a privately owned international auction house. Bonhams is one of the world's largest and most renowned auctioneers of fine art and antiques, motor cars and jewelry. The auction house holds more than 400 specialist sales a year in 60 different categories. "
target: The Market
The Market is an online auction for classic and collectible cars in the UK. The Market aims to make the buying and selling of classic and collector vehicles as transparent, secure and efficient as possible. They offer live and no reserve listings for classic cars for sale.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 2/24/2021 via Bloomberg

The Chernin Group, will acquire Goldin Auctions

synopsis: The Chernin Group (TCG), a multi-stage investment firm dedicated to building consumer businesses, will acquire a majority stake in Goldin Auctions, a leading sports memorabilia auction house. Goldin Auctions offers a variety of sports memorabilia and collectibles through their online auctions and catalogs.
buyer: The Chernin Group
The Chernin Group (TCG) is a multi-stage investment firm dedicated to building consumer businesses. TCG focuses on majority and minority investments in growing consumer businesses. Their portfolio includes digital media, commerce, marketplaces, sports, gaming, consumer finance, and health brands. "
target: Goldin Auctions
Goldin Auctions is a leading sports memorabilia auction house. Goldin Auctions offers a variety of sports memorabilia and collectibles through their online auctions and catalogs. Their products include trading cards, autographs, ticket stubs, photos, sneakers, coins, jerseys and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$27
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 8/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

WeMall, will acquire Chilindo

synopsis: WeMall, a leading e-commerce platform in Thailand, will acquire Chilindo, an online auction site based in Hong Kong. Chilindo offers a wide variety of items that they put up for auction starting at only 1 Baht. Their products include apparel, electronics, toys, watches, furnishings, bicycles, and more.
buyer parent: Charoen Pokphand Group
buyer: WeMall
WeMall is a leading e-commerce platform in Thailand. WeMall offers a branded marketplace and retail destination for quality brands in electronic gadgets, smart phones, tablets, camera, home appliances, personal care, health and beauty products. "
target: Chilindo
Chilindo is an online auction site based in Hong Kong. Chilindo offers a wide variety of items that they put up for auction starting at only 1 Baht. They aim to make online shopping more fun and addictive. Their products include apparel, electronics, toys, watches, furnishings, bicycles, and more.
price ($mm)
$18
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/30/2019 via BNC Analysis

Brian Graves, acquired Everything but the House

synopsis: Everything but the House co-founder Brian Graves has regained control of the online auction company with a $3.5 million purchase of its assets and trade name. Everything But The House is a curated & authenticated marketplace to find & sell everything worth owning.
buyer: Brian Graves
Brian Graves is the founder of the estate auction site, Everything But the House. EBTH specializes in connecting interesting items collected from homes and consignment partners across the country to people seeking the uncommon. "
target: Everything but the House
Everything But The House is a curated & authenticated marketplace to find & sell everything worth owning. They specialize in connecting interesting items collected from homes and consignment partners across the country to people seeking the uncommon.
price ($mm)
$3.50
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 7/10/2019 via BNC Analysis

Alfio Bardolla, will acquire Aste Giudiziarie

synopsis: Alfio Bardolla, the leading company in Europe in personal financial training, will be acquiring Aste Giudiziarie, a proprietary platform that aggregates real-estate properties in auction, targeting individuals who want to buy their first home at a discount and through a team of professionals.
buyer: Alfio Bardolla (BIT:ABTG:$10.90)
Based in Italy, Alfio Bardolla is the leading company in Europe in personal financial training that helps people become financially free. Through their seminars and products, they teach people how to develop methods to create and manage financial assets. "
target: Aste Giudiziarie
Based in Italy, Aste Giudiziarie is a proprietary platform that aggregates real-estate properties in auction, targeting individuals who want to buy their first home at a discount and through a team of professionals, accompanies them throughout the judicial operation of the chosen property.
price ($mm)
$0.17*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/9/2019 via BNC Analysis

Pale Fire Capital, acquired Aukro.cz

synopsis: Pale Fire Capital, a Czech Republic company that focuses on venture capital investments primarily in genuine and Internet media ideas, has acquired Aukro, Czech Republic's largest online marketplace that focuses on public auctions, sales and purchases at a fixed price.
buyer: Pale Fire Capital
Headquartered in Czech Republic, Pale Fire Capital focuses on venture capital investments primarily in genuine and Internet media ideas. They are strategic investors that offer their experience and contacts. "
target: Aukro.cz
Aukro is Czech Republic's largest online marketplace. It focuses on public auctions, sales and purchases at a fixed price. Aukro is also open to professional sellers, where buyers can return or claim goods as in e-shop.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/7/2019 via Company Press Release

Copart, Inc., acquired Vincent Auto Solutions

synopsis: Copart, a global online vehicle auction company, announced the acquisition of Vincent Auto Solutions (VAS). VAS has been a leader in the remarketing of total-loss and fleet vehicles in the western Kentucky region for over a decade.
buyer: Copart, Inc. (CPRT:$1,873.69)
Copart is a global leader in online vehicle auctions. Their innovative technology and online auction platform links sellers to members in over 170 countries. The company offers services to process and sell salvage and clean title vehicles to dealers, dismantlers, rebuilders, exporters and end users."
target: Vincent Auto Solutions
For over a decade Vincent Auto Solutions has been a leader in the remarketing of total-loss, fleet and damaged vehicles through their proprietary online auction. Registered buyers gain access to their inventory of late-model salvage cars, trucks, ATVs, marine, farm and heavy equipment.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/12/2018 via Company Press Release

Apax Partners, acquired Trade Me Ltd

synopsis: Funds advised by Apax Partners have completed the acquisition of 100 percent of Trade Me. Trade Me is the leading online marketplace and classified advertising platform in New Zealand, spanning auctions and fixed price sales for new and used goods, with automotive, real estate and employment businesses.
buyer: Apax Partners
Apax Partners is an independent global partnership focused solely on long-term investment in growth companies. Funds advised by Apax Partners typically invest in large companies. The Funds invest in four sectors: Tech & Telco, Services, Healthcare, and Consumer. "
target: Trade Me Ltd (NZSE:TME:$171.53)
Trade Me is the leading online marketplace and classified advertising platform in New Zealand, spanning auctions and fixed price sales for new and used goods, with automotive, real estate and employment businesses. It also has web businesses specialising in accommodation and dating.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,757 [$1,801]
rev ($mm)
$172
EBITDA ($mm)
$97
EV / rev
10.5x
EV / EBITDA
18.5x
closed 7/9/2018 via PR Web

StorageTreasures, LLC, acquired StorageStuff.Bid

synopsis: StorageTreasures, LLC, the storage industry’s leading online auction platform, announced it has acquired StorageStuff.Bid, a well-respected competing online storage auction site. StorageStuff.Bid has experience with self storage lien sales and use their knowledge to assist users and make the process easier.
buyer parent: OpenTech Alliance
buyer: StorageTreasures, LLC
StorageTreasures is a web based business that will revolutionize the way in which the contents of self storage units are marketed and publicly auctioned after the lessee has failed to pay rent. The site mediates between the operational systems and the public buyer who are interested in a unit. "
target: StorageStuff.Bid
StorageStuff.Bid is an online web portal that provides a place for users to list or buy storage units with an experienced staff. StorageStuff.Bid has experience with self storage lien sales and uses their knowledge to assist users and make the process easier.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/28/2018 via Company Press Release

EP SAS, acquired Kadran

synopsis: EP SAS, a start-up leader of PropTech in France, has acquired Kadran, the leading online real estate auction platform. Based in France, Kadran has established a name for itself in the real estate sector. They make it possible for professionals to stand out and for individuals to sell or buy houses with the help of professionals.
buyer: EP SAS
EP, a start-up leader of PropTech in France, offers the first Business & Services platform of the world of housing and building [home management] for professionals in the sector. EP decided to release, analyze and redistribute data to revolutionize the housing market. "
target: Kadran
Based in France, Kadran is the leading online real estate auction platform. Professionals can stand out by increasing their rate of exclusive mandates or by liquidating their stocks. Individuals can offer their property for sale by a licensed professional or register on the platform to buy housing.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/4/2018 via PR Newswire

SouChe, acquired Cheyipai

synopsis: SouChe, a Chinese car trading site that sells used cars from dealerships across China, has acquired Cheyipai, an online used car marketplace in China that allows people to bid on used cars in over 600 cities. Cheyipai provides inspection reports so buyers can view the exact conditions of the vehicle before they place their bid.
buyer: SouChe
SouChe is a Chinese car trading site that sells used cars from dealerships across China. In addition to selling used cars, the company also provides financing for customers to buy new vehicles for a year, which they can then purchase outright, trade in for a new model or hand back. "
target: Cheyipai
Cheyipai is an online used car marketplace in China that allows people to bid on used cars in over 600 cities. Cheyipai provides inspection reports so buyers can view the exact conditions of the vehicle before they place their bid. The company has evaluated and traded over 3 million used cars.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 3/13/2018 via GlobeNewswire

ibid4storage.com will be merged with SelfStorageAuction.com,

synopsis: iBid4Storage.com, a global online self-storage auction company, is merging with SelfStorageAuction.com, one of America’s largest and fastest growing online self-storage auction companies. Based in Canada, iBid4Storage.com enables self-storage operators to list an unlimited number of units for auction each month.
buyer: SelfStorageAuction.com
SelfStorageAuction.com is a free website that makes it easy and convenient to find online or live on-site auctions at participating self-storage facilities in North America. It provides self-storage facilities and auction bidders a full range of services in one convenient location. "
target: ibid4storage.com
Based in Canada, iBid4Storage.com enables self-storage operators to list an unlimited number of units for auction each month. Sellers can include full descriptions of items as well as photographs and video. Registered bidders can search for sales in their area, review the unit and bid online.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 5/17/2017 via Reuters

Zhejiang Daily Digital Culture Group Co., Ltd., will acquire Zhejiang Art Media Auction Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Zhejiang Daily Digital Culture Group Co., Ltd., owner and operater the Zhejiang Daily, Qianjiang Evening News, and Zhejiang Online newspapers, plans to buy a 51 percent stake in Zhejiang Art Media Auction Co., Ltd., a provider of online auction services for antiques, calligraphy, paintings and other fine works of art.
buyer: Zhejiang Daily Digital Culture Group Co., Ltd. (SHSE:600633:$511.85)
Zhejiang Daily Digital Culture Group Co., Ltd. engages in the newspaper media business. It operates Zhejiang Daily, Qianjiang Evening News, and Zhejiang Online newspapers, as well as approximately 35 media and winger network platforms. The company was formerly known as Zhejiang Daily Media Group. "
target: Zhejiang Art Media Auction Co., Ltd.
Zhejiang Art Media Auction Co., Ltd. provides online auction services of antiques, calligraphy, paintings and other fine works of art. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in Zhejiang Province, China.
price ($mm)
$5.39*
rev ($mm)
$4
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.8x
EV / EBITDA
announced 5/4/2017 via BNC Analysis

Eclipx Group, will acquire Grays eCommerce Group

synopsis: Eclipx Group, an established leader in vehicle fleet leasing, fleet management and diversified financial services in Australia and New Zealand, has agreed to acquire Grays eCommerce Group, Australia’s largest eCommerce group. Grays operates graysonline.com, an auctioneer Website that offer products in various categories.
buyer: Eclipx Group
Eclipx Group is a leader in vehicle fleet leasing, fleet management and diversified financial services. The Group helps consumers and businesses access the funds they need to operate through fleet leasing, vehicle sales, commercial equipment finance and consumer motor vehicle finance solutions. "
target: Grays eCommerce Group (ASX:GEG:$101.88)
Grays eCommerce Group is Australia’s largest eCommerce group. By leveraging existing operations, sourcing capabilities, and eCommerce experience Grays eCommerce Group is well positioned to be the leading online international auctioneer and Australasian retail destination.
price ($mm)[EV]
$132 [$134]
rev ($mm)
$103
EBITDA ($mm)
$10
EV / rev
1.3x
EV / EBITDA
13.4x
announced 4/10/2017 via BNC Analysis

Flipkart Online Services Pvt Ltd, will acquire eBay India

synopsis: India’s largest online retailer Flipkart is acquiring eBay India, India's leading online marketplace. It is a unique and exciting marketplace with the largest person-to-person trading community in the country.
buyer: Flipkart Online Services Pvt Ltd
Flipkart is India’s leading ecommerce marketplace offering more than 30 million products cross 70+ categories including Books, Media, Consumer Electronics and Lifestyle. Flipkart is known for its path-breaking services like Cash on Delivery, and a 30-day replacement policy. "
target parent: eBay
target: eBay India
eBay India is India's leading online marketplace. It is a unique and exciting marketplace with the largest person-to-person trading community in the country.
price ($mm)
$225
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/15/2017 via PR Newswire

Car Liquidation, acquired Public Auction Finder

synopsis: Public Auction Finder gladly announces that they are now under a new ownership. The new ownership made it possible for Public Auction Finder to partner with the two largest auto sales and auction groups in the nation: Car Liquidation and RepoKar. Public Auction Finder engages in developing and operating an online auction site.
buyer: Car Liquidation
Car Liquidation was created to help car sellers increase their ranking throughout the automotive market. Car Liquidation is an online site where sellers and auctioneers list their cars. They are one of the largest auto sales and auction groups in the nation. "
target: Public Auction Finder
Public Auction Finder engages in developing and operating an online auction site. It is a wide platform where auctioneers grow their businesses online. At the same time, bidders looking for automobile, jewelry, home, or other auctions anywhere in the country will find amazing deals.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/22/2017 via BNC Analysis

Mercari, acquired Zawatt Inc.

synopsis: Japanese C2C (consumer-to-consumer) marketplace app producer Mercari announced that it will acquire Zawatt, a startup that develops and manages social media applications. It develops Smaoku, which sells second-hand branded goods online. Both companies are based in Tokyo, Japan.
buyer: Mercari
Mercari, Ltd. operates an online resale marketplace platform, which allows users to sell their goods to the seekers, through a customer-to-customer (C2C) channel. Mercari's app is a 'Craigslist/eBay for mobile'. The company was founded in 2013 and is based in Tokyo, Japan. "
target: Zawatt Inc.
Zawatt is a startup that develops and manages social media applications. It develops Smaoku, which sells second-hand branded goods online. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/28/2016 via BNC Analysis

ABN AMRO Holding N.V., Vortex Capital Partners, acquired Cars On The Web

synopsis: Vortex Capital Partners and Dutch ABN Amro Participaties, the investment branch of ABN AMRO Bank, have acquired a majority stake in the European used-car auction site CarsOnTheWeb for an undisclosed amount. The company currently sells 40,000 used cars a year and intends to use the funds raised to expand that to 100,000 annually.
buyer: ABN AMRO Holding N.V.
buyer: Vortex Capital Partners
Vortex Capital Partners is an active venture capital firm investing in technology(-enabled) companies in the Benelux. ABN AMRO provides a broad range of financial services through its businesses Retail & Private Banking and Commercial & Merchant Banking. "
target: Cars On The Web
Based in Tienen, Belgium, CarsOnTheWeb.com is an online auction website. They offer new and used vehicles, including passenger cars, delivery vans and light trucks to car traders and dealers in Europe and beyond.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 10/14/2016 via Financial Times

Cinven, Mid Europa Partners LLP, Permira, will acquire Allegro Group Sp. Ltd.

synopsis: Funds advised by Cinven Limited, Permira Advisers Ltd. and Mid Europa Partners LLP agreed to acquire Allegro Group, an online auction website based in Poznań, from Naspers Limited, the South African media group.
buyer: Cinven
buyer: Permira
buyer: Mid Europa Partners LLP
Cinven Limited is one of Europe's leading private equity providers. Permira Advisors Ltd is a global investment firm. Mid Europa Partners is an independent private equity investment firm focused on Central and Eastern Europe. "
target parent: Naspers Ltd.
target: Allegro Group Sp. Ltd.
Allegro is an online auction website based in Poznań and was formed in 1999. Immensely popular in Poland, Allegro is ranked 194th among the world's most used online websites by Alexa Internet compared to eBay UK at 92nd and eBay Germany at 77th as of Dec 2014.
price ($mm)
$3,253
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA

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Ticker: IRYS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
iTrackr Systems, Inc.
iTrackr Systems, Inc.
iTrackr Systems, Inc. is an e-commerce software and services company that engages in the development, marketing, and commercialization of an online product and inventory search application for retailers and consumers.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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Ticker: FB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Facebook
Facebook
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$94,399.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$45,393.00
EBIT ($mm)
$38,156.00
Net Income ($mm)
$33,741.00
Employees
60654
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Ticker: SEHK:700
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tencent Holdings Ltd.
Tencent Holdings Ltd.
Tencent Holdings Limited is an investment holding company involved in providing internet and mobile value-added services (VAS), online advertising services and e-commerce transactions services
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$78,710.17
EBITDA ($mm)
$28,011.62
EBIT ($mm)
$20,392.54
Net Income ($mm)
$27,620.00
Employees
89228
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Ticker: LSE:MAIL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mail.Ru LLC
Mail.Ru LLC
Mail.Ru Group develops Internet communications and entertainment services in Russia and globally. Today, the company operates Russian language social networks Vkontakte (VK), Odnoklassniki (OK) and Moi Mir (My World), instant messenger services in Russia — Agent Mail.Ru and ICQ and more.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,350.66
EBITDA ($mm)
$328.21
EBIT ($mm)
$246.11
Net Income ($mm)
$176.10
Employees
3463
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Ticker: TSE:2121
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mixi, Inc.
Mixi, Inc.
mixi, Inc. is an information technology (IT) company that has two business segments. The Social Net segment operates a Website for social networking services (SNSs) under the site name mixi. The Find Job! segment operates a job advertising site under the name Find Job!
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,098.60
EBITDA ($mm)
$236.69
EBIT ($mm)
$223.23
Net Income ($mm)
$144.76
Employees
960
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Ticker: TSE:3632
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gree, Inc.
Gree, Inc.
GREE develops games at its studios in Japan, North America, and South Korea, producing high-ranking titles in the app markets of each region. The company was founded in 2004.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$703.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$97.60
EBIT ($mm)
$85.11
Net Income ($mm)
$42.53
Employees
1416
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Ticker: BSE:532368
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lycos Internet Limited
Lycos Internet Limited
Lycos Internet Limited has evolved from one of the first search engines on the web into a digital media powerhouse with three major divisions: LYCOS Media, LYCOS Advertising, and LYCOS Life (consumer products division). The company employs over 500 people working out of 24 offices worldwide.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$325.42
EBITDA ($mm)
$91.06
EBIT ($mm)
$88.24
Net Income ($mm)
$58.21
Employees
1000
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Ticker: RENN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Renren Inc.
Renren Inc.
Renren Inc. operates a leading real-name social networking internet platform in China. Renren enables users to connect and communicate with each other, share information, create user generated content, play online games, watch videos and enjoy a wide range of other features and services.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$125.37
EBITDA ($mm)
($77.83)
EBIT ($mm)
($76.85)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
988
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Ticker: OTCBB: MMEGD
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Momentous Entertainment Group, Inc.
Momentous Entertainment Group, Inc.
Momentous Entertainment Group, Inc. (MMEG) is a social platform gaming, ecommerce and digital media company focused on providing unique and entertaining experiences for its subscribers and members on a global scale.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$0.14
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.51)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3
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Ticker: EDWY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
eDoorways International Corporation
eDoorways International Corporation
eDoorways International Corp engages in the creation of a lifestyle information/entertainment platform. It provides eDOORWAYS platform, a Web-based personal lifestyle information enhancement and problem solving gateway, lifestyle information source, and business-to-consumer marketplace.
year
2008
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
($4.40)
EBIT ($mm)
($4.40)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1
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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)
$2,251.30
EBITDA ($mm)
$175.40
EBIT ($mm)
($4.30)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2245
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Ticker: TSXV:LAB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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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Ticker: MOMO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Momo Inc.
Momo is a leading mobile social networking platform in China. Momo enables users to connect with each other and expand relationships from online to offline. Users can maintain and strengthen their relationships through private and group communication tools, content creation and sharing functions.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$1,178.03
EBITDA ($mm)
$352.56
EBIT ($mm)
$342.15
Net Income ($mm)
$304.84
Employees
924
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Ticker: EBAY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
eBay
eBay
Founded in 1995 in San Jose, Calif., eBay Inc. connects millions of buyers and sellers globally on a daily basis through eBay, the world’s largest online marketplace, and PayPal, which enables individuals and businesses to securely, easily and quickly send and receive online payments.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$10,761.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$3,070.00
EBIT ($mm)
$2,404.00
Net Income ($mm)
$4,680.00
Employees
13300
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Ticker: MELI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MercadoLibre
MercadoLibre
MercadoLibre is Latin America’s leading e-commerce technology company. Through MercadoLibre.com and MercadoPago.com, it provides solutions to individuals and companies buying, selling, advertising, and paying for goods online.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,296.31
EBITDA ($mm)
($79.84)
EBIT ($mm)
($153.16)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
9703
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Ticker: TSE:3964
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aucnet, Inc.
Aucnet, Inc.
Based in Japan, Aucnet Inc. provides information distribution services for auctions. The company engages in the IT auction and distribution of used cars, motorcycles, cut flowers, digital equipment, medical equipment, as well as brand items and used PCs.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$174.19
EBITDA ($mm)
$41.60
EBIT ($mm)
$28.07
Net Income ($mm)
$15.05
Employees
590
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
AutoWeb, Inc.
AutoWeb, Inc.
AutoWeb, Inc. provides high-quality consumer leads, clicks and associated marketing services to automotive dealers and manufacturers throughout the United States.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$69.98
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.27)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.32)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
149
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Ticker: DB:ART
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
artnet
artnet
artnet is the leading online resource for the international art market and the premier destination to buy, sell and research art online. Founded in 1989, artnet is the original art market disruptor.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$18.61
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.10
EBIT ($mm)
$0.92
Net Income ($mm)
$1.02
Employees
113
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
uBid.com Holdings, Inc.
uBid.com Holdings, Inc.
uBid.com is an online auction style and fixed-price shopping website that offers both goods sold directly by the company and items sold by pre-approved third party uBid-certified merchants.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2.80
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.88)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.36)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
13
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Ticker: NTES
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NetEase, Inc.
NetEase, Inc.
NetEase, Inc. is a leading internet technology company in China. Dedicated to providing online services centered around content, community, communication and commerce, NetEase develops some of China’s most popular PC-client and mobile games, e-commerce businesses, advertising and e-mail services.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$10,750.03
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,998.42
EBIT ($mm)
$1,637.88
Net Income ($mm)
$1,273.77
Employees
23687
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Ticker: DB:DHER
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Delivery Hero
Delivery Hero
Delivery Hero is the leading global online food ordering and delivery marketplace. Present in more than 40 countries, their online marketplaces, which may be accessed over multiple channels, including mobile, provide a personalized and simple way of ordering food from a selection of restaurants.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$4,580.44
EBITDA ($mm)
($1,139.43)
EBIT ($mm)
($1,348.06)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
43838
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Ticker: LSE:OCDO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ocado Retail
Ocado Retail
Ocado Retail is one of the largest online grocery retailers in the UK. Ocado Retail operates Ocado, the world’s largest dedicated online supermarket; and Ocado Zoom, a one-hour grocery delivery service. Ocado offers over 40,000 products to choose from, including yogurt, cheese, fruit, meat and more.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$2,670.74
EBITDA ($mm)
$81.98
EBIT ($mm)
$3.27
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
15152
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Ticker: GRPN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Groupon, Inc.
Groupon, Inc.
Groupon is a global leader of local commerce and the place to start to buy just about anything, anytime, anywhere. By leveraging the company's global relationships and scale, Groupon offers consumers a vast marketplace of unbeatable deals all over the world.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,503.80
EBITDA ($mm)
$128.93
EBIT ($mm)
$70.09
Net Income ($mm)
$8.11
Employees
6576
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Ticker: ENXTAM:TKWY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Takeaway.com
Takeaway.com is a leading online food delivery marketplace, focused on connecting consumers and restaurants through its platform in 10 European countries and Vietnam. Takeaway.com offers an online marketplace where supply and demand for food delivery and ordering meet.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$2,409.44
EBITDA ($mm)
$20.65
EBIT ($mm)
($122.12)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
9000
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Ticker: ETSY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Etsy Inc.
Etsy Inc.
Etsy operates marketplaces where millions of people around the world connect, both online and offline, to make, sell and buy unique goods. Etsy also offers a wide range of seller services and tools that help creative entrepreneurs start, grow and manage their businesses.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$2,048.22
EBITDA ($mm)
$574.49
EBIT ($mm)
$551.09
Net Income ($mm)
$480.49
Employees
1508
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Ticker: NYSE:SE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sea Ltd
Sea Ltd
Sea Limited is a leading global consumer internet company founded in Singapore in 2009. They operate three core businesses across digital entertainment, e-commerce, and digital financial services, known as Garena, Shopee, and SeaMoney, respectively.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,681.38
EBITDA ($mm)
($867.32)
EBIT ($mm)
($980.98)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
22600
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Ticker: DB:HFG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
HelloFresh
HelloFresh
As the world's leading meal kit provider, HelloFresh supplies everything subscribers need to prepare delicious home-cooked meals that require no planning, no shopping and no hassle. Every ingredient needed for their thousands of exclusive recipes is carefully planned and delivered to users' doors.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,245.49
EBITDA ($mm)
($79.36)
EBIT ($mm)
($88.66)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2715
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Ticker: CVNA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Carvana
Simply put, Carvana is a better way to buy a car. People can browse, finance, and purchase a car online and have it delivered to them as soon as the next day.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$858.87
EBITDA ($mm)
($143.74)
EBIT ($mm)
($155.31)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1864
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