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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.
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closed 8/2/2007 via BNC Analysis

Insight Venture Partners, acquired The Enterprise Group

synopsis: Ziff Davis Media Inc. has completed the sale of its Enterprise Group assets to Insight Venture Partners. The deal was valued at approximately $150 million in cash, plus a potential earn-out of up to $10 million. The Enterprise Group produces online content, lead generation services, events and publications serving the tech industry.
buyer: Insight Venture Partners
Insight Venture Partners is the fastest-growing venture capital firm specializing in software and the Internet. The team is composed of experienced investors and operating executives, and a capital base of $3 billion to support the companies in which they invest. "
target parent: Willis Stein & Partners
target: The Enterprise Group
The Ziff Davis Enterprise Group produces online content, lead generation services, events and publications serving the tech industry, including: Online properties eweek.com, webbuyersguide.com, cioinsight.com, baselinemag.com, microsoft-watch.com, channelinsider.com and deviceforge.com.
price ($mm)
$133
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$80
EBITDA ($mm)
$12
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2.0x
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13.1x
closed 8/30/2010 via BusinessWire

Catalyze.org merged with Modern Analyst Media LLC,

synopsis: iRise®, the global leader in enterprise visualization solutions, and ModernAnalyst.com, the premier online community and resource portal for business analysts, announced that the Catalyze.org destination site has been merged with ModernAnalyst.com, creating the single largest online community for business analysts in the world.
buyer: Modern Analyst Media LLC
ModernAnalyst.com is the number one online destination for business analysts, systems analysts, business process consultants, user experience designers, and other professionals involved in business analysis or systems analysis. "
target parent: iRise
target: Catalyze.org
Catalyze is a new community and "virtual watering hole" for professionals who define and design software applications and websites.
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closed 6/18/2007 via BusinessWire

TechTarget, acquired Ajaxian, Inc.

synopsis: Information technology media company TechTarget, Inc. has acquired Ajaxian, Inc., a leading Web site and conference which provides content for the community of developers for "Ajax" (Asynchronous Javascript and XML), a web development technique for creating interactive web applications.
buyer: TechTarget (TTGT:$198.84)
TechTarget, a leading online technology media company, gives technology providers ROI-focused marketing programs to generate leads, shorten sales cycles, and grow revenues. "
target: Ajaxian, Inc.
Ajaxian, Inc., a leading Web site and conference which provides content for the community of developers for "Ajax" (Asynchronous Javascript and XML), a web development technique for creating interactive web applications.
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$1.00
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closed 7/18/2018 via BNC Analysis

Techendo, acquired TechSwarm

synopsis: Techendo, a social community platform for IT and software professionals and enthusiasts, has acquired Techswarm, an all-tech platform with a team of talented and enthusiastic IT and web development professionals sharing their insights on topics they are passionate about.
buyer: Techendo
Techendo is a social community platform for IT and software professionals and enthusiasts, where users can share their reviews, opinions, ask and answer questions. They are based in San Francisco. "
target: TechSwarm
Techswarm.com is an all-tech platform with a team of talented and enthusiastic IT and web development professionals sharing their insights on topics they are passionate about.
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$0.06
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closed 1/8/2009 via BusinessWire

Penton Media, acquired asp.netPRO

synopsis: Penton Media, Inc. announced the acquisition of asp.netPRO magazine and the brand’s related media products including its www.aspnetpro.com website and its electronic newsletter, asp.netNOW. Formerly part of Informant Communications Group, Inc., asp.netPRO is a leading information resource for professional software developers.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: Penton Media
Penton Media, Inc. is the largest independent business-to-business media company in the U.S. The company's market-leading brands are focused on 30 industries and include 113 trade magazines, 145 Web sites, 96 industry trade shows and conferences, and more than 500 information data products. "
target: asp.netPRO
asp.netPRO, published by Informant Communications Group, Inc., is a leading magazine for professional software developers who use Microsoft’s ASP.NET (Active Server Pages.NET) technology to build, deploy, and manage web-enabled applications and business solutions.
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closed 1/10/2013 via Company Press Release

ZURB, Inc., acquired Forrst, LLC

synopsis: ZURB announced it has acquired Forrst. Forrst, LLC provides an online community for Website developers and designers. The company offers its community to help themselves and others get better at their craft by providing critiques; and sharing their knowledge to build applications and Websites.
buyer: ZURB, Inc.
ZURB is a close-knit team of product designers who help companies design better websites, services and online products. In addition, their apps help designers design great products quickly through rapid prototyping, iteration and user feedback. They've worked with more than 200 startups since 1998. "
target parent: COLOURlovers Inc.
target: Forrst, LLC
The Forrst was created to assist designers and developers in honing their skills to land more and better jobs. The company offers its community to help themselves and others get better at their craft by providing critiques; and share their knowledge to build applications and Websites.
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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 4/28/2008 via BusinessWire

Black Duck Software, Inc., acquired Koders

synopsis: Black Duck Software, the leading global provider of products and services for accelerating software development through the managed use of open source software, has acquired the assets of Koders as well as the company’s popular on-line search engine for open source software and other web-downloadable code.
buyer: Black Duck Software, Inc.
Black Duck Software is the leading global provider of products and services for accelerating software development through the managed use of open source and third-party code. Black Duck™ enables companies to shorten time-to-market and reduce development and maintenance costs. "
target: Koders
Koders.com is a free on-line search engine for open source software and other web-downloadable code. Over 30,000 developers each day rely on Koders to search over 766 million lines of code written in over 30 languages and identified with 28 software licenses.
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closed 6/5/2006 via BusinessWire

CBDI Forum Limited merged with Everware, Inc.,

synopsis: Everware, Inc., a respected consulting firm specializing in Enterprise Architecture, Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and service oriented solution delivery, and CBDI Forum Limited, the SOA research and practice development company, announced today they have completed the merger of the two companies to create Everware-CBDI, Inc.
buyer: Everware, Inc.
Everware-CBDI is the leading independent provider of full-lifecycle, Service Oriented Architecture-based research, education and consulting services to businesses and governments throughout North America and Europe. "
target: CBDI Forum Limited
CBDI Forum is the Everware-CBDI research capability and portal providing independent guidance on best practice in Service Oriented Architecture and engineering.
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closed 11/30/2004 via BusinessWire

TechTarget, acquired TheServerSide.com

synopsis: Information technology (IT) media company TechTarget announced today that it has acquired TheServerSide Communities, including TheServerSide.com, the world's largest online community and information Web site for enterprise Java developers.
buyer: TechTarget (TTGT:$198.84)
TechTarget, a leading online technology media company, gives technology providers ROI-focused marketing programs to generate leads, shorten sales cycles, and grow revenues. "
target: TheServerSide.com
TheServerSide.com is an online community for enterprise Java architects and developers, providing daily news, tech talk interviews with key industry figures, design patterns, discussion forums, satire, tutorials, and more. TheServerSide.com was launched in May 2000 and has become the largest indepe
price ($mm)
$10
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$1
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9.0x
closed 8/21/2019 via Company Press Release

RiseUp, acquired MENAbytes

synopsis: RiseUp, the Egyptian company behind MENA’s largest startup and entrepreneurship event RiseUp Summit, has acquired MENAbytes, a leading online technology publication based in Saudi Arabia. MENAbytes covers tech and digital media stories from the Middle East and North Africa.
buyer: RiseUp
RiseUp is an Egyptian platform that connects startups to the most relevant resources worldwide. RiseUp aims to promote entrepreneurship through their range of digital and event products. Their most prominent event is RiseUp Summit, MENA's largest entrepreneurship event. "
target: MENAbytes
MENAbytes is a leading online technology publication based in Saudi Arabia. MENAbytes covers tech and digital media stories from the Middle East and North Africa. MENAbytes brings readers all the latest happenings, from startups to influencers, everything in tech and digital media from the region.
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closed 3/8/2010 via BusinessWire

TechTarget, Inc., acquired eBizQ.net

synopsis: Technology media company TechTarget, Inc. announces the acquisition of ebizQ.net™, a leading website for business and information technology (IT) decision makers focused on Business Process Management (BPM) and Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA).
buyer: TechTarget, Inc. (TTGT:$198.84)
TechTarget, a leading online technology media company, gives technology providers ROI-focused marketing programs to generate leads, shorten sales cycles, and grow revenues. "
target: eBizQ.net
ebizQ is the definitive venue for business and IT professionals, vendors, and industry analysts with the need to exchange information on enterprise technologies, problems, and solutions. We focus on enterprise infrastructure including SOA, BPM, integration, Business Intelligence, SaaS, and security.
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$0.50
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announced 11/19/2008 via

TechTarget, will acquire The Brian Madden Company

synopsis: Information technology media company TechTarget, Inc. announced the acquisition of The Brian Madden Company, the leading independent, website and conference to address the needs of IT decision makers on the topics of desktop virtualization, terminal services, and application virtualization.
buyer: TechTarget (TTGT:$198.84)
TechTarget, a leading online technology media company, gives technology providers ROI-focused marketing programs to generate leads, shorten sales cycles, and grow revenues. "
target: The Brian Madden Company
The Brian Madden Commpany is a small independent industry analyst company. The company covers the "application delivery" segment of the IT industry, including Citrix, Terminal Server, thin client / server-based computing, and streaming markets.
price ($mm)
$1.18
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closed 7/12/2017 via BusinessWire

WTWH Media, LLC, acquired TheRobotReport

synopsis: Business-to-Business publisher, WTWH Media, LLC announced it has acquired The Robot Report. Founded in 2008, The Robot Report gathers and reports industry news, tracks the business of robotics and has participated in the development of an index of robot industry stocks.
buyer: WTWH Media, LLC
WTWH Media LLC is an integrated b2b media company serving the design engineering, life sciences, electronics and renewable energy markets with more than 40 web sites, live & digital events, custom digital services and five print publications. "
target: TheRobotReport
Founded in 2008, The Robot Report gathers and reports industry news, tracks the business of robotics and has participated in the development of an index of robot industry stocks.
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closed 7/18/2008 via BusinessWire

ViewPartner Corporation, acquired PodTech

synopsis: ViewPartner, a multi-million dollar company based in Los-Angeles that owns and operates communication technologies, has bought PodTech Network, the leading social-media company for developing, producing, and distributing podcasts to drive brand engagement for Fortune 1000 companies.
buyer: ViewPartner Corporation
ViewPartner Corporation is a Los Angeles-based holding company of multi-media technologies. "
target: PodTech
PodTech is a social media company dedicated to podcasting and delivering Fresh Voices(TM) worldwide. It is a producer, aggregator, and distributor of professional podcast content for more than 106 countries.
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$0.50
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closed 6/27/2011 via PR Newswire

bNET Communications, Inc., acquired GoMo News

synopsis: bNET Communications, Inc. announced the acquisition of the popular mobile-industry online blog site, GoMo News.
buyer: bNET Communications, Inc.
bNET Communications, Inc., is a content aggregator, internet broadcasting company and accredited media organization that creates and distributes video content pertaining to new technology, primarily at corporate and consumer events, trade shows and conferences. "
target: GoMo News
GoMo News was founded in 2006 to provide news and analysis on the mobile industry, with an emphasis on mobile search and social networking, mobile advertising, and mobile barcodes.
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closed 5/31/2019 via Company Press Release

MyMobileLyfe, LLC, acquired Atlanta Tech Blogs, LLC

synopsis: MyMobileLyfe, LLC has acquired Atlanta Tech Blogs, LLC, publisher of the popular website atlantatechblogs.com. With a focus on tech startups, Atlanta Tech Blogs curates posts from over 300 blogs via its website. Atlanta Tech Blogs is the region’s leading technology industry-focused digital platform for user-generated content.
buyer: MyMobileLyfe, LLC
MyMobileLyfe, LLC is a digital marketing and advertising agency whose products help businesses target relevant audiences and optimize promotional strategies. With MyMobileLyfe's search, display, retargeting, and live chat tools, ad buyers can reach customers across multiple channels and networks. "
target: Atlanta Tech Blogs, LLC
Atlanta Tech Blogs, LLC is the publisher of the popular website atlantatechblogs.com. The company is the region’s leading technology industry-focused digital platform for user-generated content. Focusing on tech startups, Atlanta Tech Blogs curates posts from over 300 blogs via its website.
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closed 9/8/2020 via GlobeNewswire

CyberRisk Alliance, acquired Security Weekly

synopsis: CyberRisk Alliance (CRA), a business intelligence company, has acquired Security Weekly, an authoritative podcast network serving the cybersecurity community. The addition of Security Weekly furthers CRA’s goal of offering best-in-class services that inform, connect, and facilitate collaboration in the cybersecurity industry.
buyer parent: Growth Catalyst Partners
buyer: CyberRisk Alliance
CyberRisk Alliance (CRA) is a business intelligence company serving the cybersecurity community. CRA's trusted information leverages a unique network of journalists, analysts and influencers, policymakers, and practitioners, and is delivered through events, research, media, and virtual learning. "
target: Security Weekly
Security Weekly is a security podcast network for the security community, distributing free podcasts and media. The company's unique approach to podcasts helps educate the security community through its programs, known as security market validation.
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closed 7/16/2007 via BusinessWire

IDG Communications Inc., purchased the ITworld.com network from Accela Communications

synopsis: IDG Communications, a subsidiary of IDG, has acquired the ITworld.com network and its database of several hundred thousand IT professionals from Accela Communications, Inc of Southborough. In addition to ITworld.com, the network includes smallbusiness.ITworld.com, security.ITworld.com, and wireless.ITworld.com.
buyer parent: International Data Group
buyer: IDG Communications Inc.
IDG is the world's leading IT media, research and exposition company. Founded in 1964, IDG had 1999 revenues of $2.56 billion and has more than 12,000 employees worldwide. IDG offers the widest range of media options, which reach 90 million IT buyers in 80 countries. "
seller: Accela Communications
Accela Communications is an interactive marketing services firm that offers a collection of tools and services to produce, deliver and manage on-demand rich media communications. The company generates actionable results for customers.
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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
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closed 1/6/2009 via BusinessWire

UGO Entertainment, acquired 1UP.com

synopsis: UGO Entertainment, a unit of Hearst Corp., announced that it will acquire 1UP.com, a premium brand and trusted site among hardcore gamers, and its associated properties including GameVideos.com, MyCheats.com and GameTab.com. The deal is structured as an asset purchase between UGO Entertainment and the Ziff Davis Games Group.
buyer parent: The Hearst Corporation
buyer: UGO Entertainment
UGO Entertainment's flagship website, UGO.com, and its owned and operated properties engage a massive audience of more than 40 million monthly unique visitors with a distinctive editorial voice and a passion for all things central to the Gamer lifestyle. "
target parent: Insight Venture Partners
target: 1UP.com
1UP.com is a website that provides videogame reviews, news, and features gaming-related blogs, social networking, clubs, and contests.
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closed 8/2/2007 via BNC Analysis

Insight Venture Partners, acquired The Enterprise Group

synopsis: Ziff Davis Media Inc. has completed the sale of its Enterprise Group assets to Insight Venture Partners. The deal was valued at approximately $150 million in cash, plus a potential earn-out of up to $10 million. The Enterprise Group produces online content, lead generation services, events and publications serving the tech industry.
buyer: Insight Venture Partners
Insight Venture Partners is the fastest-growing venture capital firm specializing in software and the Internet. The team is composed of experienced investors and operating executives, and a capital base of $3 billion to support the companies in which they invest. "
target parent: Willis Stein & Partners
target: The Enterprise Group
The Ziff Davis Enterprise Group produces online content, lead generation services, events and publications serving the tech industry, including: Online properties eweek.com, webbuyersguide.com, cioinsight.com, baselinemag.com, microsoft-watch.com, channelinsider.com and deviceforge.com.
price ($mm)
$133
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$80
EBITDA ($mm)
$12
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2.0x
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13.1x
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.
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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.
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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.
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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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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.
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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.
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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.
price ($mm)
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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)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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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.
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announced 8/7/2022 via BusinessWire

Accenture, will acquire Romp

synopsis: Accenture has agreed to acquire Romp, a brand and experience agency in Indonesia renowned for its creative talent and innovative services across branding, creative and performance marketing.
buyer: Accenture (ACN:$53,736.36)
Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud, and security. Accenture offers Strategy and Consulting, Interactive, Technology, and Operations services powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. "
target: Romp
Romp is a brand and experience agency in Indonesia renowned for its creative talent and innovative services across branding, creative and performance marketing.
price ($mm)
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closed 6/29/2022 via PR Newswire

WILsquare Capital LLC, acquired OuterBox

synopsis: WILsquare Capital, a St. Louis-based private equity firm, has completed its acquisition of OuterBox Solutions, LLC, a leading, performance-driven digital marketing agency. OuterBox is a provider of search engine optimization ("SEO"), paid search ("pay-per-click" or "PPC") and website development services to B2B and B2C brands.
buyer: WILsquare Capital LLC
WILsquare Capital is a St. Louis-based private equity firm focused on acquiring and growing lower-middle market businesses in the Midwest and Southern United States, with an emphasis on business services, niche manufacturing, distribution and technology companies. "
target: OuterBox
OuterBox is a leading, performance-driven digital marketing agency. OuterBox is a provider of search engine optimization (SEO), paid search (pay-per-click) and website development services to B2B and B2C brands, with a specialization in eCommerce.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/22/2022 via GlobeNewswire

Sortis Holdings, Inc., acquired WLCR

synopsis: Sortis Holdings, Inc., a platform enabling highly scalable, experiential lifestyle brands to accelerate growth and impact, has announced that it acquired long-time partner WLCR, a full-service digital creative agency bent on direct to consumer (D2C) growth acceleration via technology-based solutioning.
buyer: Sortis Holdings, Inc. (OTCPK:SOHI:$8.87)
Sortis Holdings, Inc. is a collection of brands that combine creative vision with business acumen. Sortis intends to power its brands across hotel & lodging, coffee, food & beverage, and beauty & wellness to drive culture forward. "
target: WLCR
WLCR is a full-service digital creative agency bent on direct to consumer (D2C) growth acceleration via technology-based solutioning. They specialize in brand strategy, web design, Shopify, performance marketing, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/8/2022 via BNC Analysis

Wondrlab, acquired Neon Digital Media

synopsis: Wondrlab, a platform-first martech company based out of India, has acquired Neon Digital Media, a performance marketing agency in India. Neon helps their clients to scale their business with integrated marketing strategies across digital platforms. They offer services for creative design, media buying, email campaigns, copywriting, and more.
buyer: Wondrlab
Wondrlab is a platform-first martech company based out of India. Wondrlab helps brands to gain a competitive advantage and become successful.They offer services in branding, social media marketing, PR, media strategy, content marketing, and more. "
target: Neon Digital Media
Neon Digital Media is a performance marketing agency in India. Neon helps their clients to scale their business with integrated marketing strategies across digital platforms. They offer services for creative design, media buying, email campaigns, copywriting, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/1/2022 via PR Newswire

Commerce12, LLC, acquired Tetra

synopsis: Commerce12, a leading operationally-focused ecommerce agency working with fashion, beauty, lifestyle and consumer brands, has acquired Brooklyn, New York-based Cipher Industries, DBA Tetra, an independent email marketing agency specializing in performance-driven email and SMS solutions.
buyer: Commerce12, LLC
Commerce12 is an end-to-end, operational ecommerce agency, providing retail and wholesale expertise and innovative ecommerce solutions that scale modern businesses. "
target: Tetra
Tetra is an independent email marketing agency specializing in performance-driven email and SMS solutions. Tetra helps businesses grow by using data-driven insights, creative vision, and tailor made strategies to transform email into the most reliable marketing channel.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/6/2022 via BNC Analysis

Buyerlink Inc., acquired Skyrocket Media

synopsis: Buyerlink, a leading online marketplace for performance-based marketing, has acquired SkyRocket Media, a marketing firm based in Utah. The acquisition will complement Buyerlink’s portfolio, specifically allowing the business to scale its operations in the real estate sector.
buyer: Buyerlink Inc.
Buyerlink is a leading online auction marketplace for performance-based marketing. Buyerlink's patented technology allows its platform to conduct millions of auctions every month striving to connect consumers to perfectly matched service providers. "
target: Skyrocket Media
Based in Utah, Skyrocket Media is a performance-based marketing agency. Using its web properties, Skyrocket Media delivers millions of potential customers to companies using its internal SEO, Pay-Per-Click, network, direct mail, email and inbound call channels.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 5/5/2022 via BusinessWire

Tagadamedia, acquired Mediazeen

synopsis: Tagadamedia, a customer acquisition company that specializes in lead generation, traffic generation, and telemarketing campaigns, has acquired Mediazeen, a digital performance marketing company specializing in generating traffic and collecting qualified leads on behalf of the brands. Both companies are based in France.
buyer: Tagadamedia
Tagadamedia is a customer acquisition company that specializes in lead generation, traffic generation, and telemarketing campaigns. They are based in France. "
target: Mediazeen
Based in France, Mediazeen is a digital performance marketing company specializing in generating traffic and collecting qualified leads on behalf of the brands.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 4/13/2022 via PR Newswire

OpenWeb, acquired Adyoulike SA

synopsis: OpenWeb, the premium audience relationship platform, has acquired ADYOULIKE, a global advertising platform. ADYOULIKE is an omnichannel digital advertising marketplace bringing together top-tier media, unique formats, and inspiring ads.
buyer: OpenWeb
OpenWeb is a premium audience relationship platform. OpenWeb partners with publishers and brands to build strong, direct relationships with their audiences. Their OpenWebOS suite enables users to build vibrant communities rooted in healthy conversations and robust social experiences. "
target: Adyoulike SA
ADYOULIKE is a pioneer in native advertising technology offering programmatic solutions that enable brands to scale campaigns across premium and niche properties while ensuring publishers maximize the value of their inventory.
price ($mm)
$100
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/31/2022 via GlobeNewswire

Kargo Global, Inc., acquired Parsec Media

synopsis: Kargo, a pioneer in attention optimization, has acquired the attention-based mobile advertising business, Parsec. Parsec works with leading publishers across every vertical to provide a 100 percent transparent, brand-safe, and contextually relevant environment for brands.
buyer: Kargo Global, Inc.
Kargo creates memorable digital advertising and content experiences. With a suite of impactful, exclusive advertising solutions, brands choose Kargo to make customer connections that count. "
target: Parsec Media
Parsec Media, a pioneer in attention optimization, quantifies the success of creatives and tactics. Parsec works with leading publishers across every vertical to provide a 100 percent transparent, brand-safe, and contextually relevant environment for brands.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/23/2022 via Company Press Release

Edge Performance Network, acquired Frontier Australia

synopsis: Havas Group announced that it has taken a majority interest in Australia’s leading independent performance marketing agency, Frontier Australia. With the acquisition, Frontier Australia will be integrated into Havas Group’s Edge Performance Network (EPN), the largest global performance marketing network.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: Edge Performance Network
The Edge Performance Network is a full-service global performance marketing network. Operating in over 40 countries with leading performance marketing agencies throughout North America, EMEA, and APJ, the Edge Performance Network offers clients expertise in all aspects of performance marketing. "
target: Frontier Australia
Frontier Australia is a full-service performance media and marketing agency based in Sydney. Operating for over 20 years, the business works with both local and global clients delivering end to end online and offline campaigns that drive customer acquisition, revenue and long-term business growth.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/16/2022 via BNC Analysis

The North Alliance, acquired Bob The Robot

synopsis: The North Alliance, a Norwegian marketing company, has acquired Bob The Robot, an award-winning creative agency in Finland. Bob The Robot helps growth-thirsty clients to grow their business and gain a competitive advantage. They provide services for marketing strategy, brand identity, performance marketing, digital strategy, and more.
buyer parent: Norvestor Equity AS
buyer: The North Alliance
Pan-Scandinavian The North Alliance (NoA) offers an integrated range of services within design, communications, and technology. NoA consists of leading agencies in Sweden, Denmark and Norway with offices in Stockholm, Copenhagen, Oslo, Krakow, Chicago and Los Angeles. "
target: Bob The Robot
Bob The Robot is an award-winning creative agency in Finland. Bob The Robot helps growth-thirsty clients to grow their business and gain a competitive advantage. They provide services for marketing strategy, brand identity, performance marketing, digital strategy, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 2/24/2022 via GlobeNewswire

Troika Media Group, Inc., will acquire ConvergeDirect

synopsis: Troika Media Group, Inc., a brand consultancy and marketing innovations company that provides integrated branding and marketing solutions for global brands, has signed a definitive purchase agreement to acquire Converge Direct LLC, a leading independent marketing and customer acquisition business.
buyer: Troika Media Group, Inc. (TRKA:$22.95)
Troika Media Group, Inc. is a brand consultancy and marketing innovations company that provides integrated branding and marketing solutions for global brands. "
target: ConvergeDirect
Converge is a leading independent performance marketing and managed services business. They provide customer acquisition services utilizing a broad range of engagement channels in the digital, offline and emerging media sectors.
price ($mm)
$125
rev ($mm)
$300
EBITDA ($mm)
$23
EV / rev
0.4x
EV / EBITDA
5.4x
closed 2/16/2022 via BNC Analysis

The Brag Media, acquired Epic Digital

synopsis: The Brag Media has acquired digital activations network Epic Digital. Epic Digital delivers cross-channel advertising campaigns in the gaming, anime, music, culture and entertainment sectors. Epic Digital launched in 2019 and has activated campaigns for major brands including Apple, Playstation, Bandai, Hasbro, Stan, Lion, EA, and Binge.
buyer: The Brag Media
The Brag Media's mission is to be a ubiquitous presence in Australian culture; with its people, it's artists and brands. Their publishing business reaches 20% of the Australian population every month and publishes the most iconic brands in the world such as Rolling Stone, Variety and Tone Deaf. "
target: Epic Digital
Epic Digital is a premium digital activations network. Epic Digital delivers cross-channel advertising campaigns in the gaming, anime, music, culture and entertainment sectors. Epic Digital launched in 2019 and has activated campaigns for brands including Apple, Playstation, Hasbro, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/9/2022 via BNC Analysis

Unrvld, acquired Made to Engage Limited

synopsis: British digital experience agency Unrvld has acquired Belfast-based Made to Engage, a performance-driven digital agency. The acquisition of Made to Engage brings deep Optimizely skills to Unrvld’s fast-expanding digital family and widens its European reach.
buyer: Unrvld
Based in the UK, UNRVLD is a full-service digital agency that helps brands become unrivalled in their sector. UNRVLD delivers unique solutions so businesses can anticipate change, adapt at pace, and deliver at scale, using its core pillars of experience, technology and performance. "
target: Made to Engage Limited
Made to Engage is a performance-driven digital agency based in Northern Ireland. As an Optimizely Platinum Partner, Made to Engage helps businesses fine-tune their tech to drive traffic, engage their fans, and sell their products.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/26/2022 via BusinessWire

StackCommerce, Inc., acquired BrandCycle,Inc.

synopsis: StackCommerce, the leading commerce and content platform, announced that it has acquired BrandCycle, an innovator in the affiliate management space that connects influencers and top publishers with premium retailers and brands.
buyer parent: TPG Capital
buyer: StackCommerce, Inc.
StackCommerce is the leading commerce + content platform for publishers and brands. StackCommerce allows users to discover and purchase products on the publisher sites they visit daily. Their platform powers white-labeled e-commerce shops for over 1,000 publishers. "
target: BrandCycle,Inc.
Founded in 2016 by leaders of top affiliate management agency Acceleration Partners, BrandCycle is a market leader in publisher representation. BrandCycle partners with more than 500 of the top global brands—including Old Navy, The Children’s Place, and Macy’s.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/22/2021 via Company Press Release

Avidly Oyj, acquired Digital 22

synopsis: Avidly, a leading European martech service provider, has acquired Digital 22 Online Limited, an elite HubSpot inbound marketing agency in the UK. Digital 22 helps businesses grow through inbound, content and performance marketing and services using HubSpot technology.
buyer: Avidly Oyj (HLSE:ZEE1V:$30.88)
Avidly is a leading European martech service provider. Avidly uses customer experience as a strategic tool to transform businesses. They partner with organizations of all sizes, from startups to Fortune 500 companies and are committed to create impactful solutions that help companies grow. "
target: Digital 22
Digital 22 is an elite HubSpot inbound marketing agency in the UK. Digital 22 helps businesses grow through inbound, content and performance marketing and services using HubSpot technology. They enable leaders to regain control of their marketing and companies to reach their full potential.
price ($mm)
$1.39
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.9x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/15/2021 via Company Press Release

Gen3 Marketing, acquired OAK Digital

synopsis: Gen3 Marketing, LLC, a full-service digital marketing services provider, has acquired OAK Digital, LLC, a performance marketing agency. OAK Digital provides end-to-end affiliate marketing services for direct-to-consumer brands like Freshly, Angie’s List, the UFC, and more. They offer services for paid search, SEO, social, media buying, and more.
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: OAK Digital
OAK Digital is an award winning performance marketing agency. OAK Digital provides end-to-end affiliate marketing services for direct-to-consumer brands like Freshly, Angie’s List, the UFC, The Minnesota Vikings, and more. They offer services for paid search, SEO, social, media buying, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/8/2021 via PR Web

Qualfon Corporation, acquired Lead Vision Media

synopsis: Qualfon, a full-service marketing solutions and contact center service provider, has acquired LeadVision Media, a leader in the digital demand generation space. Through its diverse network of internet properties, LeadVision delivers relevant, audience-targeted advertisements to consumers.
buyer: Qualfon Corporation
Qualfon is a full-service business process outsourcing (BPO) company offering full customer lifecycle management including traditional and digital demand generation, end-to-end integrated marketing, multichannel customer engagement, print and fulfillment solutions. "
target: Lead Vision Media
LeadVision Media is an internet-based advertising agency specializing in lead generation on a cost per lead basis through various traffic sources. Through its diverse network of internet properties, it delivers relevant, audience-targeted advertisements to consumers.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/15/2021 via Company Press Release

Great Hill Partners LLC, acquired Prodege, LLC

synopsis: Great Hill Partners, a private equity firm that invests in high-growth, disruptive companies, has acquired Prodege, a cutting-edge marketing and consumer insights platform. Great Hill’s investment will be used to support Prodege's rapid organic expansion and targeted acquisition strategy.
buyer: Great Hill Partners LLC
Great Hill Partners is a Boston-based private equity firm targeting investments of $25 million to $500 million in high-growth companies across the software, digital commerce, financial technology, healthcare, and digital infrastructure sectors. "
target: Prodege, LLC
Prodege is a cutting-edge marketing and consumer insights platform that leverages its global audience of reward program members to power its business solutions. Its innovative offerings enable leading brands and agencies to gather insights and market to their target audiences.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/25/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Sonobi, acquired Amply Media

synopsis: Sonobi, an advertising technology marketplace that enables premium publishers and buyers to directly collaborate and build consumer-focused campaigns, has acquired Amply, a digital platform that provides push notification technology to its existing network of over 110 million subscribers as well as a growing partner network of publishers.
buyer: Sonobi
Sonobi is a pioneer in digital advertising technology and programmatic spend. Sonobi's people-based identifier (PBID) incorporates multiple identity approaches into a single ID that is cross-channel compatible and provides a safe haven for publishers and brands to transact using first-party data. "
target: Amply Media
Amply is a hyper-engaged push notification platform with massive global reach and currently maintains an audience of over 110 million subscribers. Amply offers high-impact solutions for advertisers in search of brand-safe options for their scalable media buys.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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EBIT ($mm)
$192.91
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
12514
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Ticker: 289
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
System1
System1
System1 combines best-in-class technology & data science to operate its advanced Responsive Acquisition Marketing Platform (RAMP). System1’s RAMP is omni-channel and omni-vertical, and built for a privacy-centric world.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$624.34
EBITDA ($mm)
$67.05
EBIT ($mm)
$57.55
Net Income ($mm)
$92.15
Employees
289
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Ticker: QNST
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
QuinStreet, Inc.
QuinStreet, Inc.
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.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$502.99
EBITDA ($mm)
$17.84
EBIT ($mm)
$7.45
Net Income ($mm)
$31.65
Employees
592
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Ticker: DMS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Digital Media Solutions
Digital Media Solutions
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.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$427.94
EBITDA ($mm)
$32.47
EBIT ($mm)
$12.57
Net Income ($mm)
$2.20
Employees
580
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Ticker: NYSE:TSQ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Townsquare Media Group
Townsquare Media Group
Townsquare is a diversified media, entertainment and digital marketing services company that owns and operates radio, digital and live event properties. The Company specializes in creating and distributing original entertainment, music and lifestyle content.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$417.96
EBITDA ($mm)
$101.39
EBIT ($mm)
$82.30
Net Income ($mm)
$16.74
Employees
2340
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Ticker: ENXTAM:AZRN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Azerion BV
Azerion BV
Azerion is a Netherlands-based media, gaming, and technology company that provides safe, reliable, valuable content and services. Azerion engages users while helping advertisers and publishers connect with them by tailoring advertising and content solutions to markets where they're present.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$310.85
EBITDA ($mm)
$29.54
EBIT ($mm)
$11.04
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1242
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Ticker: OTCPK:PROM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Propel Media
Propel Media
Propel Media, Inc. is a performance digital media company bringing together video and display advertising across desktop, application and mobile screens to offer advertisers, applications, and web site publishers a robust full-service solution for today’s ever-changing digital landscape.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$300.00
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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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: OTCPK:MVEN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Arena Group
The Arena Group combines powerful brands and delivers compelling experiences. Their team of award winning journalists, storytellers, content creators and entrepreneurial producers deliver exciting and dynamic destinations in sports, finance, lifestyle and more.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$170.37
EBITDA ($mm)
($82.44)
EBIT ($mm)
($82.60)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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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: 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
2020
rev ($mm)
$128.97
EBITDA ($mm)
$58.30
EBIT ($mm)
$46.80
Net Income ($mm)
$15.23
Employees
406
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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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