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closed 11/28/2011 via GlobeNewswire

QuinStreet, Inc., acquired Consumerism Commentary

synopsis: QuinStreet, Inc., the leader in vertical marketing and media online, announced the acquisition of ConsumerismCommentary.com, a personal finance blog that has established itself as a respected source of information and advice for consumers who want to take control of their personal finances.
buyer: QuinStreet, Inc. (QNST:$502.99)
QuinStreet, Inc. is one of the largest Internet marketing and media companies in the world. QuinStreet is committed to providing consumers and businesses with the information they need to research, find and select the products, services and brands that meet their needs. "
target: Consumerism Commentary
Consumerism Commentary is a personal finance blog created in 2003. It has established itself as a respected source of information and advice for consumers who want to take control of their personal finances.
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closed 1/4/2021 via GlobeNewswire

ClearLink, acquired The Penny Hoarder

synopsis: Sykes Enterprises announced through its digital marketing subsidiary Clearlink the acquisition of Taylor Media Corporation, owner of The Penny Hoarder, a leading independent personal finance digital media company whose mission is delivering financial empowerment.
buyer parent: Sykes Enterprises Inc.
buyer: ClearLink
Clearlink is an award-winning digital marketing, sales conversion, and technology company in Salt Lake City. A trusted partner for Fortune 500 companies since 2003, Clearlink delivers intuitive, engaging experiences throughout the customer journey to connect consumers with its brand partners. "
target: The Penny Hoarder
Founded in 2010, The Penny Hoarder is one of the largest personal finance websites in the United States, averaging 14+ million monthly readers.
price ($mm)
$103
rev ($mm)
$50
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.1x
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/29/2020 via Yahoo, Inc.

Wise Publishing, Inc, acquired Half Banked

synopsis: Wise Publishing, Inc., a Canadian personal finance publisher, has acquired Ottawa-based Half Banked, a consumer finance website that offers stress-free money management tips for millennials. The acquisition furthers Wise Publishing's goal to become one of the top sources of personal finance information in the U.S. and Canada.
buyer: Wise Publishing, Inc
Toronto-based Wise Publishing, Inc., and its websites MoneyWise.com and MoneyWise.ca, provide personal finance information, news, and tools in ways that are clear, trustworthy, and engaging. The company helps readers save money, find the best bank accounts, and navigate other money matters. "
target: Half Banked
Canada-based Half Banked is a personal finance website that covers saving, spending, investing, and budgeting, all in an accessible way for millennials. About 50% of Half Banked’s readers are between ages 25 and 34, another 20% are between 18 and 24, and an estimated 65% are women.
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closed 12/3/2020 via BusinessWire

Intuit, Inc., acquired Credit Karma

synopsis: Intuit, proud maker of TurboTax, QuickBooks and Mint, announced that it has acquired Credit Karma, a personal finance company that's focused on helping everyone make financial progress.
buyer: Intuit, Inc. (INTU:$7,837.00)
Intuit Inc. creates business and financial management solutions that simplify the business of life for small businesses, consumers and accounting professionals. Its flagship products and services include QuickBooks®, which make it easier to manage small businesses and tax preparation and filing. "
target: Credit Karma
Credit Karma is a personal finance company that's focused on helping everyone make financial progress. Whether they're interested in getting a better deal on a loan, looking for ways to save, or simply monitoring their credit, they offer a range of tools and personalized recommendations.
price ($mm)
$7,100
rev ($mm)
$1,000
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
7.1x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/19/2019 via BNC Analysis

SureStart, acquired CompareGuru

synopsis: Online insurance distribution company SureStart announced that it had acquired CompareGuru, an independent insurance comparison platform, from SA investment company Silvertree Internet Holdings. CompareGuru provides free, unbiased side-by-side quotes on short-term and long-term insurance products.
buyer: SureStart
SureStart Online Financial Services is the activator and Implementer of the Briisk Innovation in Africa, Europe, Middle East, Turkey and India. SureStart enables anyone to buy or sell digital financial services, instantly and seamlessly, by using the cloud-based Briisk Instant Transaction Platform. "
target parent: Silvertree Capital
target: CompareGuru
CompareGuru is an independent insurance comparison platform from South African investment company Silvertree Internet Holdings. CompareGuru provides free, unbiased side-by-side quotes on short-term and long-term insurance products.
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closed 6/6/2019 via GlobeNewswire

QuinStreet, Inc., acquired MyBankTracker

synopsis: QuinStreet, Inc. has acquired MyBankTracker.com (MBT), a personal finance website that helps consumers make smarter banking and money decisions. MBT provides in-depth information for over 5,000 banks and credit unions, as well as comparison tools and recommendations to help consumers find bank accounts, savings products and loans.
buyer: QuinStreet, Inc. (QNST:$502.99)
QuinStreet, Inc. delivers online marketplace solutions to match searchers with brands in digital media. QuinStreet serves clients in large, information-intensive industry verticals where relevant, targeted media and offerings help visitors make informed choices and find products and services. "
target: MyBankTracker
MyBankTracker.com (MBT) is an independent comparison website helping users make smart banking and financial decisions. Using both technology and money management expertise, MBT provides personal finance comparison tools and educates consumers to optimize their relationships with banks and lenders.
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announced 2/28/2019 via Company Press Release

Bauer Media Group, will acquire Credimarket

synopsis: Bauer Media Group has entered into a sale and purchase agreement to acquire the main player in the Spanish online comparison market for financial products, CrediMarket. This acquisition will mark the Group’s entry into the Spanish OCP (Online Comparison Platform) market.
buyer parent: Bauer Media Group
buyer: Bauer Media Group
Bauer Media Group is a European-based media company that manages a portfolio of more than 600 magazines, over 400 digital products and 50 radio and TV stations around the world. "
target: Credimarket
CrediMarket is the main player in the Spanish market for online comparison of financial products, and operates through the CrediMarket.com platform.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$13
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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closed 1/23/2019 via Company Press Release

Privé Technologies, acquired Hive Up

synopsis: Privé Technologies, a Hong Kong-based company that provides a modular solution for the wealth and asset management industry, has acquired Hive Up, an online platform in Singapore that empowers individuals to achieve their own version of financial freedom. Hive Up produces workshops and various forms of content to make financial literacy easy.
buyer: Privé Technologies
Privé Technologies is a Hong Kong-based company that provides a modular solution for the wealth and asset management industry. Privé Technologies offers solutions for wealth planning, risk profiling, investment exploration, algorithmic optimization, and personal reporting. "
target: Hive Up
Hive Up is an online platform in Singapore that empowers individuals to achieve their own version of financial freedom. Hive Up produces workshops and various forms of content to make financial literacy easy, along with digital tools to help plan and manage personal finances.
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announced 10/31/2018 via BNC Analysis

De Persgroep NV, will acquire Independer.nl

synopsis: De Persgroep Nederland has agreed to acquire price comparison company Independer from Achmea. Independer.nl is an independent comparison site and adviser in the field of financial services and healthcare in the Netherlands.
buyer: De Persgroep NV
De Persgroep is a media and publishing company. De Persgroep is an active publisher of newspapers, magazines and new media, and the group also operates television and radio stations. "
target parent: Achmea B.V.
target: Independer.nl
Independer.nl is an independent comparison site and adviser in the field of financial services and healthcare in the Netherlands.
price ($mm)
$171
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closed 6/20/2018 via BNC Analysis

Thinkseg, acquired Bidu Corretora de Seguros e Servicos de internet, Ltda.

synopsis: Thinkseg, a Brazilian company that uses technology to sell insurance products - known as "insurtech" - has acquired the entire operation of Bidu. Bidu is an online recommendation, comparison and marketplace portal for insurance and financial services based in Brazil.
buyer: Thinkseg
Thinkseg is a Brazilian insurance startup (insurtech) that connects insurers, brokers and customers. It operates independently, with transparency and agility. "
target: Bidu Corretora de Seguros e Servicos de internet, Ltda.
Bidu is an online recommendation, comparison and marketplace portal for insurance and financial services based in Brazil. They've helped millions of consumers compare the prices of insurance, in addition to a variety of financial products, such as credit cards, financing options and loans.
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announced 5/23/2018 via Company Press Release

EQT, will acquire Facile.it S.p.A.

synopsis: The EQT VIII fund (“EQT” or “EQT VIII”) has entered into an agreement to acquire Facile.it (“Facile” or “the company”) from Oakley Capital and other minority owners. Founded in 2008, Facile is Italy’s leading online destination for consumers to compare prices for motor insurance, energy, telecoms and personal finance products.
buyer: EQT (EQT:$687.20)
EQT is a leading investment firm with approximately EUR 50 billion in raised capital across 27 funds. EQT funds have portfolio companies in Europe, Asia and the US with total sales of more than EUR 19 billion and approximately 110,000 employees. "
target parent: Oakley Capital Limited
target: Facile.it S.p.A.
Facile.it is Italy's largest car insurance broker and price comparison website. Founded in 2008, Facile has built a leading market position in the fast growing Italian online price comparison market.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$78
EBITDA ($mm)
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0.0x
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announced 2/22/2018 via BusinessWire

Eli Global, LLC, will acquire finanzen.de

synopsis: Eli Global LLC, a federation of independent portfolios, announced that an affiliate has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire finanzen.de AG and its subsidiaries from Blackfin Capital Partners. Based in Germany, finanzen.de is the leading European online marketplace for retail customer leads in the finance and insurance sectors.
buyer: Eli Global, LLC
Eli is a federation of independent portfolios. Eli’s portfolios operate in over 15 industries across the world, including healthcare, technology, insurance and financial services. Eli acquires for the long term, and continues to invest globally in stable and growing companies and their teams. "
target parent: BlackFin Capital Partners
target: finanzen.de
Germany-based finanzen.de is the No.1 European B2B digital marketplace for insurance and finance customers. Its sophisticated technology-enabled marketplace procures about one million online generated leads per year to more than 6,000 insurance experts and financial consultants.
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closed 8/14/2017 via BusinessWire

XLMedia plc, acquired Money Under 30

synopsis: XLMedia (AIM:XLM), a leading provider of digital performance marketing, announced the acquisition of www.Moneyunder30.com (“MU30”), a US focused price comparison website for financial services, for a total consideration of US$7 million. The acquisition will be immediately earnings enhancing from completion.
buyer: XLMedia plc (AIM:XLM:$64.95)
XLMedia, based in the United Kingdom, is a leading provider of digital performance marketing. The Group uses proprietary tools and methodologies to generate high value traffic for their customers, in return for a revenue share, fixed fees or a hybrid of both. "
target: Money Under 30
Money Under 30 is a platform dedicated to helping young people meet their financial goals. Whether talking about investing, savings, or salary negotiations, Money Under 30 aims to provide advice for young people facing a difficult economic climate and a rapidly changing financial landscape.
price ($mm)
$7.00
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closed 6/20/2017 via PR Newswire

LendingTree, Inc., acquired MagnifyMoney

synopsis: LendingTree, Inc. announced that its subsidiary, LendingTree, LLC has acquired the company that operates MagnifyMoney.com, a leading consumer-facing media property that offers unbiased editorial content, expert commentary, tools and resources to help consumers compare financial products and make informed financial decisions.
buyer: LendingTree, Inc. (TREE:$723.15)
LendingTree, Inc. operates the nation's leading online loan marketplace and provides consumers with an array of online tools and information to help them find the best loans for their needs. "
target: MagnifyMoney
MagnifyMoney.com is a leading consumer-facing media property that offers unbiased editorial content, expert commentary, tools and resources to help consumers compare financial products and make informed financial decisions.
price ($mm)
$30
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closed 2/8/2017 via BNC Analysis

Compare Africa, acquired TopCheck UG

synopsis: Nigerian financial services comparison platform TopCheck has been acquired by South Africa’s Silvertree Internet Holdings. Launched in December 2014, the TopCheck platform allows users to compare prices of financial products such as various types of insurance, and loans. TopCheck will join Silvertree’s subsidiary Compare Africa Group (CAG).
buyer parent: Silvertree Capital
buyer: Compare Africa
The Compare Africa Group is Africa’s leading online service and product comparison platform, providing consumers with an easy-to-use interface in order to find the most affordable deals, saving time and money. They offer an easy-to-use platform to save money on banking, insurance, and broadband. "
target: TopCheck UG
TopCheck.com.ng is Nigeria's most trusted platform for comparing financial services like insurance, credit cards or loans in Nigeria! They exist because of all the bureaucracies and lack of transparency that create a painful experience when dealing with insurance companies or banks.
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announced 6/20/2016 via PR Newswire

Bankrate, Inc., will acquire NextAdvisor, Inc.

synopsis: Bankrate, Inc. announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire the business of NextAdvisor, Inc. The company is a leading online source of independent and in-depth research and reviews of credit cards, personal finance and internet services.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Bankrate, Inc. (RATE:$459.34)
Bankrate is a leading online publisher, aggregator, and distributor of personal finance content. Bankrate aggregates large scale audiences of in-market consumers by providing them with proprietary, fully researched, comprehensive, independent and objective personal finance. "
target: NextAdvisor, Inc.
NextAdvisor provides independent reviews of online services for consumers and small businesses. The company's mission is to help its visitors save money and make optimal buying decisions by presenting them with useful comparisons and reviews of service providers.
price ($mm)
$79
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closed 12/19/2014 via BusinessWire

News Corporation, acquired BigDecisions.com

synopsis: News Corp, a global, diversified media and information services company, announced today that it has acquired BigDecisions.com, a company that aims to help Indian consumers make smarter financial decisions through interactive, decision-making tools powered by sophisticated algorithms and data.
buyer: News Corporation (NWSA:$8,785.00)
News Corporation is a diversified media and information services company with operations in several industry segments: news and information services, digital real estate services, book publishing, digital education, and sports programming and pay-TV distribution. "
target: BigDecisions.com
BigDecisions.com provides a platform to deliver unbiased information and analysis to consumers in India on topics ranging from life and health insurance and retirement planning to providing for a child’s education or buying and renting real estate.
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closed 10/27/2014 via BNC Analysis

Times Internet Limited, acquired Moneysights

synopsis: Times Internet has acquired the online personal finance platform Moneysights. Moneysights was founded in 2009 as a digital platform that allowed consumers to discover, personalize, acquire, and manage their investments.
buyer parent: Times of India Group
buyer: Times Internet Limited
Times Internet Limited, an Internet network, operates a portfolio of Web and mobile properties. The company provides clients with opportunities to reach viewers worldwide by operating various Web properties in the domain of news, entertainment, music, local, telecom, e-commerce, and more. "
target: Moneysights
moneysights is the simplest way to invest online in Mutual Funds. It brings a refreshing take on investments for its users who otherwise find investments complex, boring & stressful. moneysights helps its users in discovering, evaluating, planning, buying & managing Mutual Funds.
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announced 9/9/2013 via Yahoo, Inc.

Schibsted Media Group, will acquire Compricer.se

synopsis: Schibsted Media Group has agreed to acquire the personal finance market place Compricer.se, the largest comparison service for personal finance. They help thousands of consumers to save money by comparing and switching suppliers in insurance, electricity, loans and telephony every day. Service is completely free for consumers.
buyer: Schibsted Media Group (OB:SCHA:$1,517.38)
Schibsted is a leading media group in the Nordic region. The activities comprise newspapers and publishing, TV and film production, film rights, TV channels, Internet and mobile services. "
target parent: Verdane Capital
target: Compricer.se
Compricer is the largest comparison service for personal finance. They help thousands of consumers to save money by comparing and switching suppliers in insurance, electricity, loans and telephony every day. service is completely free for consumers and they also help by phone.
price ($mm)
$21
rev ($mm)
$11
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.9x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/1/2012 via BNC Analysis

Moneysupermarket.com Ltd, acquired MoneySavingExpert.com

synopsis: MoneySupermarket.com Group plc has conditionally agreed to acquire MoneySavingExpert.com for consideration of up to £87 million. MoneySavingExpert operates one of the UK's leading personal finance and personal finance journalism websites which was established in 2003 by personal finance journalist Martin Lewis.
buyer: Moneysupermarket.com Ltd (LSE:MONY:$463.76)
Moneysupermarket.com Group PLC provides online price comparison services in the United Kingdom. The company, through its Websites moneysupermarket.com and travelsupermarket.com, provides online services to compare various products in the financial, insurance, travel, and home services markets. "
target: MoneySavingExpert.com
MoneySavingExpert.com offers free online services, including information to its users. MoneySavingExpert's services include a range of online tools, researched articles in respect of specific products, personal finance guides, and weekly newsletter emails.
price ($mm)
$93
rev ($mm)
$25
EBITDA ($mm)
$20
EV / rev
5.3x
EV / EBITDA
6.6x
closed 11/28/2011 via GlobeNewswire

QuinStreet, Inc., acquired Consumerism Commentary

synopsis: QuinStreet, Inc., the leader in vertical marketing and media online, announced the acquisition of ConsumerismCommentary.com, a personal finance blog that has established itself as a respected source of information and advice for consumers who want to take control of their personal finances.
buyer: QuinStreet, Inc. (QNST:$502.99)
QuinStreet, Inc. is one of the largest Internet marketing and media companies in the world. QuinStreet is committed to providing consumers and businesses with the information they need to research, find and select the products, services and brands that meet their needs. "
target: Consumerism Commentary
Consumerism Commentary is a personal finance blog created in 2003. It has established itself as a respected source of information and advice for consumers who want to take control of their personal finances.
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closed 9/2/2020 via Company Press Release

EducationDynamics, LLC, purchased Higher Education Vertical Assets from QuinStreet, Inc.

synopsis: EducationDynamics, a leader in higher education marketing and enrollment management services, announces has acquired the assets of QuinStreet’s higher education vertical, which includes its industry-leading network of digital publishers, and its deep portfolio of higher education related URLs.
buyer: EducationDynamics, LLC
EducationDynamics is the industry leader in helping colleges and universities find the highest quality student prospects to achieve their enrollments goals. EducationDynamics has earned a reputation for providing the resources and expertise required to meet today’s recruitment challenges. "
seller: QuinStreet, Inc. (QNST:$502.99)
QuinStreet’s higher education vertical includes its industry-leading network of digital publishers, and its deep portfolio of higher education related URLs.
price ($mm)
$20
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closed 7/15/2020 via PR Newswire

QuinStreet, Inc., acquired Modernize

synopsis: QuinStreet, Inc., a leader in performance marketplace products and technologies, announced the acquisition of Modernize, a leader in home improvement performance marketing services.
buyer: QuinStreet, Inc. (QNST:$502.99)
QuinStreet, Inc. delivers online marketplace solutions to match searchers with brands in digital media. QuinStreet serves clients in large, information-intensive industry verticals where relevant, targeted media and offerings help visitors make informed choices and find products and services. "
target: Modernize
Modernize is one of the largest privately-owned lead generation companies in home improvement in the US. They are a leader in the home improvement industry, connecting homeowners with contractors within energy-efficient trades such as solar, windows, air conditioning, roofing, and siding.
price ($mm)
$68
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announced 5/8/2020 via BNC Analysis

TechnologyAdvice, will purchase B2B Business from QuinStreet, Inc.

synopsis: TechnologyAdvice, the Nashville-based B2B marketing services company, announces the acquisition of QuinStreet’s B2B business, which includes a full team of talented B2B marketers as well as 39 media properties. The sites include well-known technology media outlets like eWEEK, Webopedia, ITBusinessEdge, and Developer.com.
buyer: TechnologyAdvice
TechnologyAdvice is a resource for both buyers and sellers of business technology. By educating and advising buyers on the best technology for their needs, they help them improve their business, and simplify their operations. "
seller: QuinStreet, Inc. (QNST:$502.99)
QuinStreet’s B2B business includes a full team of talented B2B marketers as well as 39 media properties. The sites include well-known technology media outlets like eWEEK, Webopedia, ITBusinessEdge, and Developer.com.
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closed 1/27/2020 via Company Description

CloudControlMedia, acquired ESM Digital

synopsis: ESM Digital has been acquired by CloudControlMedia, LLC, an independent, wholly owned subsidiary of QuinStreet, Inc. ESM Digital was founded in 2004 to help institutions of higher education achieve their enrollment goals. The MA-based has grown multi-million-dollar higher education digital marketing agency with partner schools spanning the US.
buyer parent: QuinStreet, Inc.
buyer: CloudControlMedia
CloudControlMedia is a performance-based digital marketing agency that tracks critical milestones in consumer interactions, enabling clients to optimize campaigns, meet marketing objectives and maximize ROI on marketing spend. "
target: ESM Digital
ESM Digital was founded in 2004 to help institutions of higher education achieve their enrollment goals. The MA-based has grown multi-million-dollar higher education digital marketing agency with partner schools spanning the United States.
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closed 1/15/2020 via BNC Analysis

Quero Education, purchased Brazilian Operations from QuinStreet, Inc.

synopsis: Quero Education, the edtech from São José dos Campos announced it’s acquired the Brazilian arm of US marketing firm QuinStreet. The Brazilian Arm of QuinStreet, Inc. delivers online marketplace solutions to match searchers with brands in digital media in Brazil.
buyer: Quero Education
Launched in 2012, Quero Education created Quero Bolsa, a college marketplace that helps students in Brazil choose and enroll in college, paying less. Its purpose is to connect Brazilians with the educational opportunities that match their interests and budget. "
seller: QuinStreet, Inc. (QNST:$502.99)
The Brazilian Arm of QuinStreet, Inc. delivers online marketplace solutions to match searchers with brands in digital media in Brazil. QuinStreet serves clients in large, information-intensive industry verticals where relevant, targeted media and offerings help visitors make informed choices.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$7
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/6/2019 via GlobeNewswire

QuinStreet, Inc., acquired MyBankTracker

synopsis: QuinStreet, Inc. has acquired MyBankTracker.com (MBT), a personal finance website that helps consumers make smarter banking and money decisions. MBT provides in-depth information for over 5,000 banks and credit unions, as well as comparison tools and recommendations to help consumers find bank accounts, savings products and loans.
buyer: QuinStreet, Inc. (QNST:$502.99)
QuinStreet, Inc. delivers online marketplace solutions to match searchers with brands in digital media. QuinStreet serves clients in large, information-intensive industry verticals where relevant, targeted media and offerings help visitors make informed choices and find products and services. "
target: MyBankTracker
MyBankTracker.com (MBT) is an independent comparison website helping users make smart banking and financial decisions. Using both technology and money management expertise, MBT provides personal finance comparison tools and educates consumers to optimize their relationships with banks and lenders.
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closed 5/10/2019 via BNC Analysis

QuinStreet, Inc., acquired CloudControlMedia

synopsis: QuinStreet, Inc., a leader in performance marketplace products and technologies, announced the acquisition of CloudControlMedia, a digital marketing agency based in Annapolis, Maryland. CloudControlMedia is a performance-based digital marketing agency that tracks critical milestones in consumer interactions, enabling clients to optimize campaigns.
buyer: QuinStreet, Inc. (QNST:$502.99)
QuinStreet, Inc. delivers online marketplace solutions to match searchers with brands in digital media. QuinStreet serves clients in large, information-intensive industry verticals where relevant, targeted media and offerings help visitors make informed choices and find products and services. "
target: CloudControlMedia
CloudControlMedia is a performance-based digital marketing agency that tracks critical milestones in consumer interactions, enabling clients to optimize campaigns, meet marketing objectives and maximize ROI on marketing spend.
price ($mm)
$16
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closed 2/7/2018 via BusinessWire

QuinStreet, Inc., purchased Insurance, Mortgage and Technology Assets from Katch

synopsis: QuinStreet, one of the largest internet performance marketing and media companies in the world, has acquired the auto insurance, home insurance, mortgage, and technology assets of Katch, an advertising technology company.
buyer: QuinStreet, Inc. (QNST:$502.99)
QuinStreet is one of the largest internet performance marketing and media companies in the world, and is committed to providing consumers and businesses with information on select products, services, and brands that meet their needs. "
seller: Katch
The acquisition includes the auto insurance, home insurance, mortgage, and technology assets of Katch, an advertising technology company that enables brands to target and bid on vertically-focused, in-market website visitors as they shop online.
price ($mm)
$14
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closed 4/16/2015 via GlobeNewswire

QuinStreet, Inc., acquired Vemm LLC

synopsis: QuinStreet, the leader in vertical marketing and media online, announced the acquisition of Vemm LLC, an online lead generation company. Vemm has built a proprietary technology to source and evaluate leads and traffic, and has grown to serve some of the key players in auto, life and health insurance, as well as other personal finance markets.
buyer: QuinStreet, Inc. (QNST:$502.99)
QuinStreet, Inc. is one of the largest Internet marketing and media companies in the world. QuinStreet is committed to providing consumers and businesses with the information they need to research, find and select the products, services and brands that meet their needs. "
target: Vemm LLC
VEMM is a Lead Generation and Performance Marketing company targeting Brazil. Vemm has built a proprietary technology to source and evaluate leads and traffic, and has grown rapidly to serve some of the key players in auto, life and health insurance, as well as other personal finance markets.
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closed 6/11/2012 via BNC Analysis

QuinStreet, Inc., acquired OnlineEducation.com

synopsis: QuinStreet, Inc., an internet marketing services and technology company, has acquired OnlineEducation.com, a provider of information on online degree programs, from BigLeads.com, engaged in the acquisition, development and management of internet properties.
buyer: QuinStreet, Inc. (QNST:$502.99)
QuinStreet, Inc. is one of the largest Internet marketing and media companies in the world. QuinStreet is committed to providing consumers and businesses with the information they need to research, find and select the products, services and brands that meet their needs. "
target parent: BigLeads.com
target: OnlineEducation.com
OnlineEducation.com has a single fixed mission: to provide prospective students with a wealth of high-quality education options. OnlineEducation.com is not an educator; instead it supplies detailed and varied information on all things higher education-related.
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closed 6/4/2012 via BNC Analysis

Internet Marketing Ninjas, acquired Developer Shed

synopsis: Jim Boykin, a nationally recognized leader in Internet marketing and CEO of Internet Marketing Ninjas, announced the purchase of the Developer Shed assets from Ziff Davis Enterprise. Developer Shed manages 20 high-technology websites collectively known as the Developer Shed Network.
buyer: Internet Marketing Ninjas
Internet Marketing Ninjas is a full service Internet Marketing Company dedicated to increasing their clients' business through the strategic use of multiple online marketing methods. Its services include Social Media, Local Marketing, Content Writing, Analytics, Reporting, and more. "
target parent: QuinStreet, Inc.
target: Developer Shed
Developer Shed manages 20 high-technology websites collectively known as the Developer Shed Network. The network serves millions of unique visitors each month, all of whom have come to expect fresh and useful information everyday.
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closed 2/6/2012 via GlobeNewswire

QuinStreet, Inc., acquired Ziff Davis Enterprise Group

synopsis: QuinStreet, Inc. announced the purchase of certain Ziff Davis Enterprise media assets. The assets acquired include websites eWeek.com, CIOInsight.com, Baseline.com, ChannelInsider.com and WebBuyersGuide.com, among others, and one of the largest email and telephone subscriber databases in the business to business (B2B) technology space.
buyer: QuinStreet, Inc. (QNST:$502.99)
QuinStreet, Inc. is one of the largest Internet marketing and media companies in the world. QuinStreet is committed to providing consumers and businesses with the information they need to research, find and select the products, services and brands that meet their needs. "
target parent: Bessemer Venture Partners
target: Ziff Davis Enterprise Group
Ziff Davis Enterprise, Inc. is B2B technology’s trusted information resource. Millions of technology buyers rely on its brands for relevant, objective content to identify the right solutions for their organizations.
price ($mm)
$17
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/28/2011 via GlobeNewswire

QuinStreet, Inc., acquired Consumerism Commentary

synopsis: QuinStreet, Inc., the leader in vertical marketing and media online, announced the acquisition of ConsumerismCommentary.com, a personal finance blog that has established itself as a respected source of information and advice for consumers who want to take control of their personal finances.
buyer: QuinStreet, Inc. (QNST:$502.99)
QuinStreet, Inc. is one of the largest Internet marketing and media companies in the world. QuinStreet is committed to providing consumers and businesses with the information they need to research, find and select the products, services and brands that meet their needs. "
target: Consumerism Commentary
Consumerism Commentary is a personal finance blog created in 2003. It has established itself as a respected source of information and advice for consumers who want to take control of their personal finances.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/8/2011 via GlobeNewswire

QuinStreet, Inc., acquired ITBusinessEdge

synopsis: QuinStreet, Inc., the leader in vertical marketing and media online, announced the acquisition of IT Business Edge (ITBE), an online media and marketing company. The addition of ITBE allows QuinStreet to expand its reach and capabilities in delivering targeted, measurable marketing results to business to business technology marketers.
buyer: QuinStreet, Inc. (QNST:$502.99)
QuinStreet, Inc. is one of the largest Internet marketing and media companies in the world. QuinStreet is committed to providing consumers and businesses with the information they need to research, find and select the products, services and brands that meet their needs. "
target: ITBusinessEdge
IT Business Edge is an online media and marketing company that provides targeted content for senior business and technology decision makers, and measurable marketing programs for IT marketers.
price ($mm)
$24
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/8/2010 via GlobeNewswire

QuinStreet, Inc., acquired CarInsurance.com, Inc.

synopsis: QuinStreet, Inc., a leader in vertical marketing and media online, announced the acquisition of CarInsurance.com, a prominent independent consumer website supporting auto insurance shoppers. The acquisition of CarInsurance.com extends QuinStreet's position as the leading online vertical media company in Insurance.
buyer: QuinStreet, Inc. (QNST:$502.99)
QuinStreet is a leader in vertical marketing and media on the Internet. The company provides a strong set of capabilities to engage Internet visitors with targeted media and connects its marketing clients with their potential customers online. "
target: CarInsurance.com, Inc.
CarInsurance.com is one of the most visited online destinations for consumers to research auto insurance information, receive and compare quotes from leading auto insurance carriers, and connect directly with insurance carriers and agencies.
price ($mm)
$50
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/26/2010 via BusinessWeek

QuinStreet, Inc., acquired Insurance.com, Inc.

synopsis: Insurance.com Insurance Agency, LLC, which operates as an online auto insurance agency in the United States, was acquired by QuinStreet, Inc. Insurance.com enables consumers to compare and buy auto insurance quotes from various insurance companies. Its other products include life, health, home, travel, dental, and pet health insurance.
buyer: QuinStreet, Inc. (QNST:$502.99)
QuinStreet is a leader in vertical marketing and media on the Internet. The company provides a strong set of capabilities to engage Internet visitors with targeted media and connects its marketing clients with their potential customers online. "
target: Insurance.com, Inc.
Insurance.com enables consumers to instantly compare and buy competitive auto insurance quotes directly from more than a dozen leading insurance companies. Other products include life, health and home insurance as well as travel, dental and pet health insurance.
price ($mm)
$36
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/9/2009 via PR Newswire

QuinStreet, Inc., acquired Insure.com

synopsis: Insure.com, Inc. announced that it has sold its Insure.com brand name and related media assets for $16 million in cash to QuinStreet, Inc. Insure.com, Inc. (the Company) intends to change its corporate name to Life Quotes, Inc. and will continue its business under its Life Quotes and Consumer Insurance Guide brand names.
buyer: QuinStreet, Inc. (QNST:$502.99)
QuinStreet is a leader in vertical marketing and media on the Internet. The company provides a strong set of capabilities to engage Internet visitors with targeted media and connects its marketing clients with their potential customers online. "
target parent: Life Quotes, Inc.
target: Insure.com
Insure.com is a a comprehensive consumer information service that caters to the needs of self-directed insurance shoppers. Visitors to the site are able to obtain free, instant car insurance quotes, instant life insurance quotes, home, business and health insurance quotes from leading insurers.
price ($mm)
$16
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 11/30/2009 via Capital IQ

QuinStreet, Inc., will acquire Internet.com

synopsis: WebMediaBrands Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive asset purchase agreement to sell its Internet.com division to QuinStreet, Inc. for an aggregate purchase price of $18 million in cash. The Internet.com Network is comprised of some of the best known and highly acclaimed sites in the technology publishing business.
buyer: QuinStreet, Inc. (QNST:$502.99)
QuinStreet is a leader in vertical marketing and media on the Internet. The company provides a strong set of capabilities to engage Internet visitors with targeted media and connects its marketing clients with their potential customers online. "
target parent: WebMediaBrands, Inc.
target: Internet.com
The Internet.com Network is comprised of some of the best known and highly acclaimed sites in the technology publishing business. Our more than 200 journalists, analysts and editors produce award winning and actionable information around the clock and from around the world.
price ($mm)
$18
rev ($mm)
$21
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.8x
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/30/2008 via paidContent.org

QuinStreet, Inc., acquired SureHits

synopsis: Quinstreet acquired SureHits, a vertical ad net for insurance.
buyer: QuinStreet, Inc. (QNST:$502.99)
QuinStreet is a leader in vertical marketing and media on the Internet. The company provides a strong set of capabilities to engage Internet visitors with targeted media and connects its marketing clients with their potential customers online. "
target parent: Cyberspace Communications Corp.
target: SureHits
SureHits didn’t become the leader in online insurance & loan marketing overnight. SureHits has been in business for over 10 years and is led by an executive team with deep experience in online financial services marketing. Over the last 10 years we’ve seen many Internet companies come and go.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/28/2011 via GlobeNewswire

QuinStreet, Inc., acquired Consumerism Commentary

synopsis: QuinStreet, Inc., the leader in vertical marketing and media online, announced the acquisition of ConsumerismCommentary.com, a personal finance blog that has established itself as a respected source of information and advice for consumers who want to take control of their personal finances.
buyer: QuinStreet, Inc. (QNST:$502.99)
QuinStreet, Inc. is one of the largest Internet marketing and media companies in the world. QuinStreet is committed to providing consumers and businesses with the information they need to research, find and select the products, services and brands that meet their needs. "
target: Consumerism Commentary
Consumerism Commentary is a personal finance blog created in 2003. It has established itself as a respected source of information and advice for consumers who want to take control of their personal finances.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 2/18/2021 via Company Press Release

iHeartMedia, Inc., will acquire Triton Digital Media

synopsis: iHeartMedia will acquire Triton Digital, the global technology and services leader to the digital audio and podcast industry. With this acquisition, iHeartMedia will be able to provide audio content to producers and advertisers with a full ad service package for streaming and podcasting no matter their size, reach, or distribution method.
buyer: iHeartMedia, Inc. (OTCPK:IHRT.Q:$3,038.76)
iHeartMedia is the number one audio company in the United States, reaching nine out of 10 Americans every month. The company’s services include more than 850 live broadcast stations in over 160 markets nationwide and is available across more than 250 platforms and 2,000 devices. "
target parent: The E.W. Scripps Company
target: Triton Digital Media
Triton Digital is a global technology and services leader to the audio streaming and podcast industry. They provide innovative technology that enables broadcasters, podcasters, and online music services build their audience, maximize their revenue, and streamline their operations.
price ($mm)
$230
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 2/17/2021 via PR Newswire

Bonne Santé Group, Inc., will acquire Nexus Offers, Inc.

synopsis: Bonne Santé Group, Inc. (BSG), an emerging growth Health & Wellness company in the nutraceutical sector, will acquire Nexus Offers, Inc. a network platform in the digital affiliate marketing industry. The acquisition will support Bonne Santé's objective of creating a highly diversified vertically integrated global nutraceutical company.
buyer: Bonne Santé Group, Inc.
Bonne Santé Group, Inc. (BSG) is an emerging growth global nutraceutical company. BSG is engaged in the acquisition, operation, and sale of a broad spectrum of nutraceutical and related products. To drive growth and earnings, BSG develops proprietary products as well as acquires other brands. "
target: Nexus Offers, Inc.
Nexus Offers is a market-leading CPA (Cost Per Action) network in the digital affiliate marketing industry, with a loyal customer base of publishers and affiliates. Nexus is a private CPA network with strict criteria for being invited, typically only by recommendation through existing members.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/13/2021 via PR Web

Power Digital Marketing, acquired Social Method, Inc.

synopsis: Power Digital has acquired Social Method, one of the fastest-growing data-driven digital media buying and creative companies in the country. Combining Social Method’s paid social expertise and creativity with Power Digital’s multi-channel digital approach will offer clients an ideal, single solution to their growth marketing needs.
buyer parent: Periscope Equity
buyer: Power Digital Marketing
Power Digital is a leading, data-driven performance marketing agency. As a full-service agency, the company offers services including: SEO, Content Marketing, Paid Media, Social Media Marketing, PR, Influencer, Email, Conversion Rate Optimization, Amazon Marketing and Web Development. "
target: Social Method, Inc.
Social Method is a media buying and creative agency specializing in performance-based Facebook and Instagram advertising and creative services. Social Method analyzes ad data and produces innovative creative content engineered to drive a high return on ad spend.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/12/2021 via PR Web

InfoTrack, acquired Lawgical

synopsis: The InfoTrack group of companies, a global leader in legal technology and litigation solutions, has acquired Lawgical and its portfolio of companies. Lawgical provides online marketing, software, and media for the legal industry. Its portfolio includes more than 15 brands, such as Legal Talk Network, ServeNow, ServeManager, and Courtfiling.
buyer: InfoTrack
InfoTrack is a global innovator in legal technology servicing the needs of the legal market in Australia, New Zealand, the U.K, and the U.S. InfoTrack is a leading provider of integrated SaaS platforms that enable clients to find, analyze, organize and communicate information efficiently. "
target: Lawgical
Lawgical provides online marketing, software, and media for the legal industry. Its portfolio includes more than 15 brands, such as Legal Talk Network, the premiere online media network for the legal industry, Lawgical Sites, ServeNow.com, PInow.com, AboutBail.com, and ServeManager.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/8/2021 via PR Web

Gen3 Marketing, acquired Optimus Performance Marketing

synopsis: Gen3 Marketing has acquired UK-based Optimus Performance Marketing (Optimus-PM), a leading affiliate marketing agency with an unparalleled reputation for delivering cost-effective results. The addition of Optimus-PM enables Gen3 to leverage international talent to deliver market-leading affiliate marketing solutions to clients across the globe.
buyer: Gen3 Marketing
Gen3 Marketing is a leading digital marketing agency that provides affiliate marketing services to customers by optimizing advertisers’ positioning of their products and services on third party websites. Gen3 also provides services that include pay-per-click, search engine optimization, and more. "
target: Optimus Performance Marketing
UK-based Optimus Performance Marketing (Optimus-PM) is an industry-leading affiliate marketing agency with an unparalleled reputation for delivering cost-effective results. Optimus-PM provides total transparency while delivering marketing plans that hit targets and increase online revenue.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/6/2021 via BNC Analysis

Brandmovers, Inc., acquired Animate Growth Partners, LLC

synopsis: Brandmovers, Inc., the global leader in technology for B2B and B2C loyalty programs, has acquired Animate Growth Partners (AGP), a marketing program strategy and design agency. The acquisition adds deep consulting and program design expertise to Brandmover's growing list of service offerings.
buyer: Brandmovers, Inc.
Brandmovers is the global leader in digital promotions and loyalty, redefining engagement marketing to create meaningful connections between brands and consumers. Brandmovers leverages a unique combination of strategy, creative, and technology to reach, acquire, engage, and retain loyal customers. "
target: Animate Growth Partners, LLC
Animate Growth Partners is a marketing program strategy and design agency based in St. Louis, Missouri. The company improves the sustainable performance of marketing, sales, and employee-oriented programs by deepening brand connections.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/6/2021 via BusinessWire

Acceleration Partners, acquired Streamline Marketing

synopsis: Acceleration Partners, the premier global partner marketing agency, announced that it has acquired Streamline Marketing a leading performance marketing agency founded in 2013 by CEO Jon Claydon.
buyer parent: Mountaingate Capital
buyer: Acceleration Partners
Acceleration Partners is the premier global partner marketing agency. By focusing on Better People, Better Process and Better Performance, their team sets the standard for how brands efficiently grow and refine their marketing partnerships anywhere in the world. "
target: Streamline Marketing
Streamline is an industry-leading, performance marketing agency specializing in partner marketing based in Seattle, and catering to an impressive roster of well-known, national and international brands from the retail, financial services, health & beauty, travel, fitness and other sectors.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/5/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Ideon Media, acquired Cue Digital Media

synopsis: Ideon Media, a Toronto-based digital firm, has acquired Cue Digital Media, one of Canada’s leading online News, Sports & Entertainment, Female Lifestyle, Tech & Gaming media companies selling online integrated advertising opportunities, branded entertainment, sponsorships and partnerships to major agencies and Fortune 100 brands.
buyer: Ideon Media
Ideon Media is a Toronto-based digital firm that specializes in custom content programs created by its award-winning in-house editorial team, influencer programs, events, performance network, proprietary data, and analytics. "
target: Cue Digital Media
Cue Digital Media is one of Canada’s leading online News, Sports & Entertainment, Female Lifestyle, Tech & Gaming media companies selling online integrated advertising opportunities, branded entertainment, sponsorships and partnerships to major agencies and Fortune 100 brands.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/4/2021 via BNC Analysis

MediaMonks B.V., acquired Decoded Advertising

synopsis: MediaMonks, a global creative production partner, has acquired Decoded Advertising, an independent full-funnel marketing, advertising and design company. Decoded creates breakthrough campaigns to help brands grow. They offer services for experimental design, performance marketing, creative strategy, brand building, brand identity, and more.
buyer parent: S4 Capital LLC
buyer: MediaMonks B.V.
Based in the Netherlands, MediaMonks is a global creative production partner. They work with the world’s leading agencies, biggest brands and innovative media and technology companies. They turn ideas, strategy and IP into award-winning campaigns, film, content, products and platforms. "
target: Decoded Advertising
Decoded Advertising is an independent full-funnel marketing, advertising and design company. Decoded creates breakthrough campaigns to help brands grow. They offer services for experimental design, performance marketing, creative strategy, brand building, brand identity, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/4/2021 via BNC Analysis

MightyHive, acquired Metric Theory

synopsis: MightyHive, a leading data and digital media consultancy, has acquired Metric Theory, a performance digital marketing agency. Metric Theory creates digital ad campaigns that help businesses to succeed and grow. They offer services for SEO, paid social, display & remarketing, shopping ads, digital video, product feed management, and more.
buyer parent: S4 Capital LLC
buyer: MightyHive
MightyHive is a new breed of media consultancy that partners with global brands and agencies seeking transformative marketing results. MightyHive provides consulting and services in the areas of media operations and training, data strategy and analytics. "
target: Metric Theory
Metric Theory is a performance digital marketing agency. Metric Theory creates digital ad campaigns that help businesses to succeed and grow. They offer services for SEO, paid social, display & remarketing, shopping ads, digital video, product feed management, mobile app advertising, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 11/25/2020 via BNC Analysis

ShowHeroes GmbH, will acquire Viralize Srl

synopsis: ShowHeroes is Europe’s leading, independent provider of video solutions for digital publishers and advertisers will acquire Italy-based Viralize. Viralize's powerful, proprietary platform allows publishers to deliver and monetize premium video.
buyer: ShowHeroes GmbH
ShowHeroes is Europe’s leading, independent provider of video solutions for digital publishers and advertisers. Its proprietary video platform consists of a library of thousands of unique video content clips, efficient video asset and playlist management. "
target parent: Vetrya Group
target: Viralize Srl
Headquartered in Italy, Viralize's powerful, proprietary platform allows publishers to deliver and monetize premium video, gives creators the global arena to distribute souped-up content, and connects advertisers to qualified, engaged audiences.
price ($mm)
$9.09
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/29/2020 via BNC Analysis

Gimbal, acquired True[X] media

synopsis: ​Gimbal has acquired true[X], a connected TV (CTV) focused value exchange engagement advertising platform. The acquisition will bring together leaders in the location and connected TV spaces, enabling better targeting, creative, and measurement solutions for advertisers looking to bridge the gap between the physical and digital worlds.
buyer: Gimbal
Gimbal provides advertising and marketing technologies to the world's leading brands and retailers interested in understanding the physical world. Gimbal translates location data into intent, measurement, and insights to help organizations transform their businesses and maximize marketing relevance."
target parent: The Walt Disney Company
target: True[X] media
​true[X] empowers a value exchange engagement advertising and measurement platform for premium publishers across connected TV, mobile, and desktop. true[X] engagement ads serve the widest possible audience by optimizing consumers' time and attention to deliver impactful results for advertisers.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 9/2/2020 via BNC Analysis

REV Media Group, will acquire iMedia Asia Sdn Bhd

synopsis: Rev Asia Bhd has agreed to acquire iMedia, a Malaysian digital media company focusing on content, technology and social influencer marketing. iMedia owns and represents some digital properties which have a combined reach of over 8 million Malaysians monthly. 
buyer parent: Media Prima Bhd
buyer: REV Media Group (KLSE:REV:$0.00)
REV Media Group (Rev Asia Bhd) is the leading digital publisher in Malaysia, representing over 30 top authority brands with an extensive distribution network that reaches out to more than 15 million people each month, about 75% of Malaysia’s internet population. "
target: iMedia Asia Sdn Bhd
Based in Malaysia and backed by Catcha Group, iMedia is a new digital media company operated by a team of experienced media specialists. iMedia sells media advertising solutions for popular local language sites and social influencer platforms.
price ($mm)
$9.55
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/29/2020 via BNC Analysis

Partnerize, acquired The Pepperjam Network

synopsis: Partnerize has acquired Pepperjam, a leader in affiliate marketing technology and services. With a rich history in affiliate marketing technology and managed services, Pepperjam developed a well-respected presence in North America as a leading provider to 1000+ retail and direct-to-consumer brands.
buyer: Partnerize
UK-based Partnerize is the leader in partnership automation. The AI-powered Partnerize Partnership Automation Platform is an end-to-end, SaaS-based solution for forming, managing, analyzing, and predicting the future results of partner marketing programs. "
target: The Pepperjam Network
Pepperjam was born (literally) out of marketing jarred jam with one goal in mind: sell the jelly and drive commerce. With a rich history in affiliate marketing technology and managed services, Pepperjam developed a respected presence in North America as a leading provider to 1000+ retail brands.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 7/6/2020 via Company Press Release

Digital Media Solutions, will acquire SmarterChaos

synopsis: Digital Media Solutions (DMS), a leading provider of technology and digital performance marketing solutions, will acquire SmarterChaos, a premier digital marketing and online performance management agency. SmarterChaos specializes in building profitable performance marketing channels for major advertisers that drive customer acquisition.
buyer parent: Clairvest Group Inc.
buyer: Digital Media Solutions (DMS:$295.91)
Digital Media Solutions (DMS) is the largest single entry point for scalable and reliable people-based marketing solutions. DMS deploys a robust database of consumer intelligence and leverages massive proprietary media distribution to provide meaningful, insightful customer acquisition campaigns. "
target: SmarterChaos
SmarterChaos is a premier digital marketing and online performance management agency. SmarterChaos specializes in building profitable performance marketing channels for major advertisers that drive customer acquisition and positive Return on Ad Spend (ROAS).
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/18/2020 via Company Press Release

CMerTV, Inc., acquired relaido, Inc.

synopsis: CMerTV Co., Ltd., a video distribution business giant will acquire Relaido Inc. from Opt Holding Co., Ltd. relaido Ad Exchange is a video ad integrated management solution for managing and maximizing media revenue for all video inventory.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: CMerTV, Inc.
CmerTV is a premium network that delivers video ads to every corner of Japan. Their creative team also provides production services for video ads. "
target parent: OPT, Inc.
target: relaido, Inc.
relaido Ad Exchange is a video ad integrated management solution for managing and maximizing media revenue for all video inventory. It supports various video ad formats such as in-stream/out-stream ads and manages the yield of pure ads/ad networks to maximize publisher revenue.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$7
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/17/2020 via PR Newswire

Techconn Holding Group Co., Ltd., will acquire Grapevine

synopsis: Ideanomics has agreed to sell its influencer marketing platform and related assets, comprised of Grapevine Logic, Fintalk, and CommentsRadar, to Techconn Holding Group Co., Ltd. The Grapevine Influencer Platform and its suite of technologies will be merged into the Techconn Group's influencer operations.
buyer: Techconn Holding Group Co., Ltd.
Shenzhen-based Techconn is a large multinational company specializing in intelligent manufacturing and technology services. The company invests in advanced technology fields to build a high-quality innovation technology engine that promotes upgrading and development in the manufacturing industry. "
target parent: Ideanomics
target: Grapevine
Grapevine is an end-to-end influencer marketing platform that enables collaboration between advertisers and social content creators to produce promotional content at scale. It provides marketers with proprietary data about YouTube and Instagram creators to help clients make confident decisions.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/9/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Target Data will be merged with Aisle Rocket,

synopsis: Target Data, a full-service marketing agency that helps brands harness data to drive growth, has agreed to merge with Aisle Rocket, a leading creative services agency specializing in content and user experience. The Aisle Rocket entity will add comprehensive creative, UX, content, and e-commerce capabilities to Target Data.
buyer: Aisle Rocket
Aisle Rocket is a full-service performance marketing and creative services agency that utilizes data and technology to drive revenue through user experiences. Aisle Rocket's managed Customer Data Platform allows a brand’s first party data to inform omnichannel online and offline media execution. "
target: Target Data
Target Data is a performance marketing agency fueled by data and focused on results. Target Data helps companies solve their biggest marketing challenges by leveraging data, technology, and content to provide strategy and cross-channel paid media execution.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/13/2020 via PR Newswire

Sunkissed Industries, acquired PushNote

synopsis: Sun Kissed Industries Inc., an emerging leader in the technology and CBD Food & Beverage marketplace, is pleased to announce the 100% acquisition of PushNote, a rapidly growing affiliate marketing based news publishing and content aggregator platform.
buyer: Sunkissed Industries (OTCPK:SKDI:$0.05)
Sun Kissed Industries is an emerging leader in the CBD-based products marketplace. The Company is pursuing meaningful acquisitions as part of an aggressive M&A strategy designed to position Sun Kissed as a dominant player in a well-defined, high-growth niche within the rapidly expanding CBD sector. "
target: PushNote
PushNote is an affiliate marketing-based news publishing and content aggregator platform. By approaching the advertising industry from a different direction, PushNote has attracted major industry players from across the spectrum. The iOS version is available in the App Store.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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Ticker: MXMI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Max Media Group
Max Media Group
Max Media Group, Inc. is a developer of online integrated digital publishing/distribution platforms for high-end internet consumer segments. Max Media's mission is to be the premier operator and developer of low cost high revenue online integrated publishing/interactive social networks.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$259.93
EBITDA ($mm)
$25.71
EBIT ($mm)
$19.22
Net Income ($mm)
$12.73
Employees
1892
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Ticker: TSE:2122
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interspace Co.,Ltd.
Interspace Co.,Ltd.
Interspace operates affiliate advertising service "ACCESSTRADE" in Japan. Interspace is an advertising company focuses on CPA (Cost per Action) and CPC (Cost per Click).
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$246.92
EBITDA ($mm)
$9.07
EBIT ($mm)
$6.97
Net Income ($mm)
$3.40
Employees
449
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Ticker: ENXTPA:ALREW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ReWorld Media
ReWorld Media
Reworld Media is specialized in brand content and content commerce through the use of media brands. Founded in France in 2012, the group covers themes such as fashion, beauty, cooking, lifestyle and entertainment.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$198.39
EBITDA ($mm)
$12.44
EBIT ($mm)
$8.77
Net Income ($mm)
$7.67
Employees
453
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Ticker: TSE:6535
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
i-mobile Co., Ltd. (Advertising)
i-mobile is the leading Japanese independent ad network in internet advertising. i-mobile ad network helps to bring advertisers and media together. Their platform has high transparency, and is operated by experienced professionals to help ensure both sides of their customers are matched perfectly.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$137.97
EBITDA ($mm)
$22.21
EBIT ($mm)
$20.76
Net Income ($mm)
$13.54
Employees
178
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Ticker: CYPXF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cyberplex Inc.
Cyberplex Inc.
Cyberplex Inc. leverages its proprietary affiliate network, robust advertising relationships and experience, along with technology design, development and solutions specialists to develop and implement web-based programs and solutions that have a proven record in delivering results.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$106.86
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.51)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.67)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
132
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Ticker: TSE:6185
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
So-net Media Networks Corp
So-net Media Networks Corp
Headquartered in Japan, So-net Media Networks uses cutting edge marketing technologies to deliver optimal information to the right people in the most suitable way. They offer various marketing solutions through their products which synergistically interact with each other, guaranteeing higher ROI.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$97.32
EBITDA ($mm)
$10.60
EBIT ($mm)
$6.75
Net Income ($mm)
$5.54
Employees
174
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Ticker: OM:CTM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Catena Media
Catena Media
Catena Media provides companies with high quality online lead generation. Through strong organic growth and strategic acquisitions, Catena Media has since 2012 established a leading market position with approximately 300 employees in the US, Australia, Japan, Serbia, UK, Sweden and Malta (HQ).
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$88.72
EBITDA ($mm)
$47.42
EBIT ($mm)
$41.02
Net Income ($mm)
$25.04
Employees
288
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Ticker: MARK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Remark Media, Inc.
Remark Media, Inc.
Remark Media, Inc. is a global digital media company focusing on the 18-year-old to 34-year-old. The company's primary operations consist of owning and operating digital media properties.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$75.39
EBITDA ($mm)
($30.39)
EBIT ($mm)
($41.44)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
333
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Ticker: BIT:TB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Triboo S.p.A.
Triboo S.p.A.
Triboo, public company listed on AIM, is the Digital Transformation Factory that supports clients in developing & managing their digital activities worldwide. Triboo is the "one stop solution" able to foster the digital trasformation process for its clients, through an integrated offer of services.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$75.15
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.26
EBIT ($mm)
$2.15
Net Income ($mm)
$1.97
Employees
1
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Ticker: ATRN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Atrinsic
Atrinsic
Atrinsic is one of the leading digital advertising and marketing services companies in the United States. Atrinsic’s content is organized into four strategic content groups - digital music, casual games, interactive contests, and communities/lifestyles.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
$69.09
EBITDA ($mm)
($7.87)
EBIT ($mm)
($11.57)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
144
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