Like 4th Screen Advertising Ltd.

closed 2/16/2012 via Company Press Release

Opera Software, acquired 4th Screen Advertising Ltd.

synopsis: Opera Software announced that it has acquired 4th Screen Advertising, Ltd., to significantly expand its offering to advertisers and mobile publishers that engage consumers via the mobile web and applications, across all mobile platforms. Opera offers complete advertising solutions for mass-market feature phone and smartphone platforms.
buyer: Opera Software (OPERA:$255.45)
Opera is an industry leader in the development of Web browsers for the desktop, device and mobile markets. The web browsers are adapted to a wide range of platforms, operating systems and embedded Internet products including computers, tablets, mobiles and PDAs, various game consoles and more. "
target: 4th Screen Advertising Ltd.
4th Screen Advertising is one of the world's leading premium mobile advertising agencies. 4th Screen goes beyond just clicks, offering brands and advertisers engagement and rich media based mobile campaigns. Publisher clients include The Guardian, MTV, Global Radio, Shazam, and IMDb.
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closed 5/12/2021 via BNC Analysis

Mogae Media PVT. Ltd., acquired Rediffusion

synopsis: Mogae Media, a leading provider of integrated mobile marketing services in India, has acquired Rediffusion, India’s largest, independent full-service advertising agency. Rediffusion builds effective advertising campaigns for leading brands in various industries. They offer brand advisory, creative content development, and digital design services.
buyer: Mogae Media PVT. Ltd.
Mogae Media is a leading provider of integrated mobile marketing services in India. Mogae reaches to over 80% of India’s mobile subscriber base, from Uber customers in leading metros to the smallest and remotest village across rural India. "
target: Rediffusion
Rediffusion is India’s largest, independent full-service advertising agency. Rediffusion builds effective advertising campaigns for leading brands in various industries. They offer brand advisory, creative content development, and digital design services.
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closed 4/28/2021 via BNC Analysis

Noisy Beast Pty Ltd, acquired Noisy Beast Pty Ltd

synopsis: Less than three years after it announced that it had been wholly acquired by Swisse Wellness, integrated agency Noisy Beast has completed a management buyout from the H&H Group (owners of Swisse and Biostime in Australia) to become fully independent. Noisy Beast is a global, full service advertising agency that gives brands bigger voices.
buyer: Noisy Beast Pty Ltd
Noisy Beast is a global, full service advertising agency that gives brands bigger voices. They develop and execute unique strategies across digital, creative and media that stand out. "
target parent: H&H Group
target: Noisy Beast Pty Ltd
Noisy Beast is a global, full service advertising agency that gives brands bigger voices. They develop and execute unique strategies across digital, creative and media that stand out.
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closed 2/17/2021 via BNC Analysis

Havas, acquired BLKJ

synopsis: Havas Group, one of the world’s largest global communications groups, has acquired BLKJ, an independent creative agency in Singapore. BLKJ engineers marketing moments for brands in culture, entertainment and media. The agency uses tech and film to make brands famous. Their clients include brands such as StarHub, Scoot, Great Eastern, and more.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: Havas (ENXTPA:HAV:$2,703.63)
Based in France, Havas is one of the world’s largest global communications groups. Havas has a fully integrated model through its Havas Villages around the world. In these Villages, creative, media and healthcare & wellness teams work together, ensuring agility and seamless experiences for clients. "
target: BLKJ
BLKJ is an independent creative agency in Singapore. BLKJ engineers marketing moments for brands in culture, entertainment and media. The agency uses tech and film to make brands famous. Their clients include leading brands such as StarHub, Scoot, Great Eastern, and more.
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closed 2/10/2021 via Company Press Release

Havas, acquired Inbar Merhav G

synopsis: Havas Group, one of the world’s largest global communications groups, has acquired Inbar Merhav G, a full-service advertising agency in Israel. Inbar Merhav G creates meaningful connections between people and brands using creativity and media. Their range of marketing services include advertising, content, brand management, and digital & social.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: Havas (ENXTPA:HAV:$2,703.63)
Based in France, Havas is one of the world’s largest global communications groups. Havas has a fully integrated model through its Havas Villages around the world. In these Villages, creative, media and healthcare & wellness teams work together, ensuring agility and seamless experiences for clients. "
target: Inbar Merhav G
Inbar Merhav G is a full-service advertising agency in Israel. Inbar Merhav G creates meaningful connections between people and brands using creativity, media, and innovation. Their range of marketing services include advertising, content, brand management, and digital & social.
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closed 1/28/2021 via BusinessWire

Innovatus Capital Partners, acquired VSA Partners

synopsis: Innovatus Capital Partners has acquired VSA Partners (VSA), a design and brand experience firm that creates brand programs and initiatives across the B2B and B2C omni-channel. VSA will be the foundational entity in a newly created global marketing services platform.
buyer: Innovatus Capital Partners
Innovatus Capital Partners is a New York-based registered investment adviser and portfolio management firm with assets more than $1.5B under management, focused on creating value across special situations, emergent asset classes, private credit, and asset-based investments. "
target: VSA Partners
VSA Partners is a modern creative agency that creates meaningful experiences that solve business problems by addressing human needs. VSA offers a full range of fully integrated capabilities, including branding, advertising, data science, and technology, all under one roof.
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closed 1/27/2021 via Company Press Release

Integrate Agency LLC, acquired BriteIdea Marketing Group

synopsis: Integrate Agency, a full-service digital and traditional marketing agency, has acquired BriteIdea Marketing Group, an Austin-based digital marketing group. The acquisition will further the integrated suite of traditional, digital and social media services offered by Integrate Agency throughout Texas.
buyer: Integrate Agency LLC
Integrate is an award-winning, full-service PR, social media, and marketing agency. Integrate's services include Pay-Per-Click (PPC), Display Advertising & Remarketing, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Content Marketing, Email Marketing, Amazon Marketplace, and Local Marketing. "
target: BriteIdea Marketing Group
BriteIdea Marketing is a full-service digital marketing and advertising agency with over 25 years of combined experience. BriteIdea specializes in working with small-to-medium-sized businesses to enhance their digital marketing and advertising efforts.
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closed 1/13/2021 via BNC Analysis

Mortierbrigade merged with Onlyhumans,

synopsis: Mortierbrigade has merged with Onlyhumans, a creative branding and communications agency in Belgium. Mortierbrigade is an independent creative agency in Belgium. The agency has expertise in brand strategy, digital design, multichannel campaigns, social strategy, and influencer & PR management.
buyer parent: Vectis Private Equity
buyer: Onlyhumans
Onlyhumans is a creative branding and communications agency in Belgium. Onlyhumans helps brands and organisations to create a more human and relatable identity. They offer services for branding, creative campaigns, content marketing, SEO, social media marketing, and more. "
target: Mortierbrigade
Mortierbrigade is an independent creative agency in Belgium. Mortierbrigade brings brands to life through creative and impactful campaigns. The agency has expertise in brand strategy, digital design, multichannel campaigns, social strategy, and influencer & PR management.
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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.
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announced 12/16/2020 via Company Press Release

The Shipyard, will acquire Mering

synopsis: The Shipyard, the world’s first “marketing engineering agency,” will acquire independent agency Mering. Combined, the companies will provide clients with expanded capabilities and a strengthened growth proposition. Mering is known for creating work that moves people to engage with brands and drive positive business outcomes.
buyer: The Shipyard
The Shipyard is the world’s first “marketing engineering agency,” known for uniting the power of data and storytelling to create and deliver courageous marketing that is compelling, effective, and measurable. "
target: Mering
Mering is a consumer action agency, creating work that moves people to engage with brands and drive positive business outcomes. Mering's services include insights and strategy, content creation, integrated media, analytics, and production.
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closed 10/20/2020 via BNC Analysis

Sean Joyce, acquired Snakk Media

synopsis: Snakk Media, a mobile media advertising company who are experts in engaging mobile consumers, is being acquired by by corporate lawyer Sean Joyce. Snakk Media help people, customers and partners spread messages that inspire people to act, through the new screens in our lives.
buyer: Sean Joyce
Sean Joyce is a corporate lawyer and advisor practicing in Auckland City. Sean has a Bachelor of Arts Degree and a Law Degree with Honours from Auckland University, and has over 20 years’ experience in a wide range of corporate and commercial transactions. "
target: Snakk Media (NZSE:SNK:$6.75)
Snakk Media is a mobile media advertising company who are experts in engaging mobile consumers. Snakk Media help people, customers and partners spread messages that inspire people to act, through the new screens in our lives.
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closed 10/9/2020 via BNC Analysis

Hero Corporation Pty Ltd, acquired B.B.E

synopsis: Hero, a marketing agency holding group in Australia, has acquired B.B.E, an Australian marketing agency. B.B.E works with startups and corporates to drive growth through creative technology. They offer strategic consultancy, digital marketing, PR, advertising, and video production services.
buyer: Hero Corporation Pty Ltd
Hero is a marketing agency holding group in Australia. The group is owned by Ben Lilley, an Australian creative entrepreneur and private investor. Hero's network of agencies is comprised of McCann Australia, The Red Republic, SMART, Red Engine SCC and JSA Creative. "
target: B.B.E
B.B.E is an Australian marketing agency. B.B.E works with startups and corporates to drive growth through creative technology. They offer strategic consultancy, digital marketing, PR, advertising, and video production services.
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closed 9/17/2020 via BusinessWire

Havas, acquired Camp + King

synopsis: Havas Group, one of the world’s largest global communications groups, announced it has acquired a majority stake in Camp + King, an award-winning independent creative agency that combines brand storytelling with expertise in digital, social and content development.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: Havas (ENXTPA:HAV:$2,703.63)
Based in France, Havas is one of the world’s largest global communications groups. Havas has a fully integrated model through its Havas Villages around the world. In these Villages, creative, media and healthcare & wellness teams work together, ensuring agility and seamless experiences for clients. "
target: Camp + King
Camp + King is an advertising agency with offices in San Francisco and Chicago. Founded in 2011, they combine brand storytelling with expertise in digital, social and content development.
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closed 9/15/2020 via BNC Analysis

Paprika Global Pte Ltd merged with Huntington Communications,

synopsis: Public relations agency Huntington Communications and creative agency Paprika Global have merged to form Distilleri, an independent strategic communications consultancy. Both agencies are uniting to form a stronger suite of communication solutions as the marketing and media landscapes are becoming more fragmented.
buyer: Huntington Communications
Huntington Communications is a public relations and crisis communications agency that works with global leaders as well as Singapore-based companies to manage reputation and shape opinions. They also specialize in event management, digital and social strategy, branding, media relations and more. "
target: Paprika Global Pte Ltd
Paprika is a fully integrated communications agency established since 2000. They provide a full suite of offerings spanning the following– Strategy, Creative, Digital, Social Networking, Relationship Management and Media Services.
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closed 8/10/2020 via BNC Analysis

Enigma Communication, acquired Disciple Pty Ltd

synopsis: Enigma Communication, one of Australia’s largest independent agencies, has acquired Disciple, an Australian creative agency that delivers advertising, content, digital solutions and strategic ideas to transform brands. Disciple solves complex business problems by creating work that builds brand relationships and sticks in people's heads.
buyer: Enigma Communication
Enigma Communication is a full service creative and media agency in Australia. Enigma provides creative ideas that help put their client's business ahead of the crowd. Their four areas of specialty include advertising, media, public relations, and branding. "
target: Disciple Pty Ltd
Disciple is an Australian creative agency that delivers advertising, content, digital solutions and strategic ideas to transform brands. Disciple solves complex business problems by creating work that cuts through clutter, builds brand relationships and sticks in people's heads.
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closed 7/8/2020 via PR Web

modop, acquired Sage Agency

synopsis: Mod Op, a marketing communications agency with offices across the U.S. and an office in Latin America, has acquired Kansas City-based integrated marketing communications firm Sage Communications. The acquisition expands the agency’s geographical presence in the Midwest while also adding a new Fortune 100 client.
buyer: modop
Mod Op is a full-service agency focused on using the right methods to help its clients capitalize on their opportunities. Mod Op services for both B2C and B2B markets include brand strategy, advertising, digital marketing, and public relations. "
target: Sage Agency
Sage is a creative marketing agency specializing in branding, strategy, advertising, PR, social media, events, and messaging. Sage is is a women-owned business and holds a Women’s Business Enterprise certificate in Missouri, Kansas City, and from the Women’s Business Exchange National Council.
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closed 7/2/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Antlia Investments B.V., acquired Admoove Sweden AB

synopsis: AdUX, a French digital advertising and user experience specialist, has sold its Swedish subsidiary AdMoove Sweden AB to the Netherlands-based ANTLIA Investments B.V. AdMoove Sweden provides comprehensive digital solutions, including search engine advertising, website optimization, and graphic advertising online.
buyer: Antlia Investments B.V.
Antlia Investments B.V. is a holding company located in Schiphol-Rijk, Netherlands. "
target parent: AdUX
target: Admoove Sweden AB
Admoove Sweden, headquartered in Ljusdal, provides comprehensive digital solutions for companies with both national and local interests. Admoove's services include search engine advertising, website optimization, and graphic advertising online.
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closed 6/18/2020 via BNC Analysis

Monet + Associés, acquired Brainstorming Communication

synopsis: Monet + Associés, an independent agency based in France that specializes in PR, brand content, influencer relations, and data analysis for enhanced engagement, has acquired Brainstorming, a communications consulting agency also based in France, specialized in the global support of brands and companies.
buyer: Monet + Associés
Monet + Associés is an independent agency based in France that specializes in PR, brand content, influencer relations, and data analysis for enhanced engagement. "
target: Brainstorming Communication
Brainstorming is a communications consulting agency based in France, specialized in the global support of brands and companies. They specialize in advertising, brand content, social media, editorial, operational and digital marketing, press relations, influence, and e-reputation.
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closed 4/7/2020 via BusinessWire

The Dalton Agency merged with The Bradford Group,

synopsis: The Bradford Group, a Nashville-based public relations agency, has merged with the Dalton Agency to create Nashville’s fourth largest public relations and advertising agency as measured by revenue. The Dalton Agency's services range from branding and media strategy to public relations and social media content creation.
buyer: The Bradford Group
The Bradford Group is a PR/marketing firm based in Nashville, Tennessee that integrates public relations, inbound marketing, outbound marketing and social media. They create contagious conversations that build brands. "
target: The Dalton Agency
The Dalton Agency's services range from branding and media strategy to public relations and social media content creation. Through their experiential, interactive and corporate show production, the agency is able to create experiences online, offline & live.
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announced 3/31/2020 via BNC Analysis

Geoff Hardwicke and Todd Blevins, will purchase Marketing Division from Trigger Communications and Design

synopsis: Geoff Hardwicke and Todd Blevins are to acquire the marketing division of Trigger Communications and Design, a Calgary-based advertising and communications agency, from President Larry Bannerman. Geoff Hardwicke and Todd Blevins are the Managing Director and Creative Director of Trigger Communications and Design, respectively.
buyer: Geoff Hardwicke and Todd Blevins
Geoff Hardwicke and Todd Blevins are the Managing Director and Creative Director of Trigger Communications and Design, respectively. They are acquiring the marketing division of Trigger, an advertising and communications agency, from President, Larry Bannerman. They are based in Calgary, AB, Canada."
seller: Trigger Communications and Design
Trigger is a Calgary-based advertising and communications agency. Their marketing division focuses on website design, results-focused integrated marketing campaigns and innovative application development. Their financial communications division is a trusted regulatory reporting partner.
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closed 2/16/2012 via Company Press Release

Opera Software, acquired 4th Screen Advertising Ltd.

synopsis: Opera Software announced that it has acquired 4th Screen Advertising, Ltd., to significantly expand its offering to advertisers and mobile publishers that engage consumers via the mobile web and applications, across all mobile platforms. Opera offers complete advertising solutions for mass-market feature phone and smartphone platforms.
buyer: Opera Software (OPERA:$255.45)
Opera is an industry leader in the development of Web browsers for the desktop, device and mobile markets. The web browsers are adapted to a wide range of platforms, operating systems and embedded Internet products including computers, tablets, mobiles and PDAs, various game consoles and more. "
target: 4th Screen Advertising Ltd.
4th Screen Advertising is one of the world's leading premium mobile advertising agencies. 4th Screen goes beyond just clicks, offering brands and advertisers engagement and rich media based mobile campaigns. Publisher clients include The Guardian, MTV, Global Radio, Shazam, and IMDb.
price ($mm)[EV]
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closed 1/22/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Opera Software, acquired Pocosys

synopsis: Opera Limited, one of the world’s leading browser providers, has acquired Estonia-based Pocosys, a provider of modern banking technologies to fintech companies. Opera has also agreed to acquire Pocopay, the sister company of Pocosys, which holds a payment institution license and provides financial services in the European Union.
buyer: Opera Software (OPERA:$255.45)
Opera is a leading global internet brand with an engaged and growing base of over 350 million average monthly active users. The company offers users a wide range of products and services, including PC and mobile browsers, AI-powered newsreader, Opera News, and its app-based microfinance solutions. "
target: Pocosys
Estonia-based Pocosys provides modern banking technologies to fintech companies. Pocosys' banking software and services can be designed into a digital bank or used for customer retention with its loyalty engine. Pocosys provides banking-as-a-service through its payment institution Pocopay AS.
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closed 11/6/2017 via BusinessWire

Symantec Corporation, acquired SurfEasy

synopsis: Symantec acquired SurfEasy from Opera Software. SurfEasy is a Canada-based Virtual Private Network provider that delivers solutions for online privacy and security on smartphones, tablets and computers. SurfEasy offers a network that harnesses encryption technology to enable customers to use the Internet without being hacked or monitored.
buyer: Symantec Corporation (SYMC:$2,472.00)
Symantec Corporation, the world’s leading cyber security company, helps organizations, governments and people secure their most important data wherever it lives. Organizations look to Symantec for strategic solutions to defend against sophisticated attacks. "
target parent: Opera Software
target: SurfEasy
SurfEasy is a Canada-based Virtual Private Network provider that delivers solutions for online privacy and security on smartphones, tablets and computers. SurfEasy offers a network that harnesses encryption technology to enable customers to use the Internet without being hacked or monitored.
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$39
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closed 12/20/2016 via PR Newswire

Moore Frères & Company, acquired Opera TV

synopsis: Opera Software ASA, and Moore Frères & Company, an investment company focused exclusively on the tech, media, and telecom industries, announced that Moore Frères has acquired a majority stake in Opera TV. Opera TV is the leading independent developer of cloud and embedded software that enables the TV and media industry's transition to OTT content.
buyer: Moore Frères & Company
Moore Frères & Company is a New York-based investment holding company focused on acquiring established companies across the global technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) sector. The Company invests in TMT assets with the intention of perpetual ownership. "
target parent: Opera Software
target: Opera TV
Opera TV is the market leader in enabling the TV industry's transition to OTT. The Opera TV portfolio powers rich web experiences on tens of millions of devices each year, including Smart TVs, set-top boxes, Blu-ray Disc players, Game Consoles and chipsets for more than 60 customers.
price ($mm)
$114
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$31
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announced 7/18/2016 via Wall Street Journal

Golden Brick Consortium, will purchase Internet-Browser Operations from Opera Software

synopsis: Opera Software, the leading consumer Internet and mobile advertising company, said it would sell its internet-browser business to a Chinese consortium. The Chinese bidders have agreed to buy certain parts of Opera’s consumer business in a deal valued at $600 million on an enterprise basis.
buyer: Golden Brick Consortium
Golden Brick Consortium's general partner is Golden Brick Silk Road Fund Management (Shenzhen) LLP and the limited partners are Beijing Kunlun Tech Co. Ltd. (“Kunlun”), Qihoo 360 Software (Beijing) Co. Ltd. (“Qihoo”), and Yonglian (Yinchuan) Investment Co., Ltd. (“Yonglian”). "
seller: Opera Software (OPERA:$255.45)
Opera Software makes web browsers for desktop computers, mobile phones and tablets, and connected devices such as TVs. Their business also includes mobile advertising services and solutions. Their aim is to give users the best internet experience on any device and any platform.
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cancelled 7/18/2016 via Wall Street Journal

Golden Brick Consortium, cancelled an acquisition of Opera Software

synopsis: Opera Software ASA, the leading consumer Internet and mobile advertising company, announced that an offer to acquire the company by Golden Brick Consortium for $1.2 billion has now been terminated.
buyer: Golden Brick Consortium
Golden Brick Consortium's general partner is Golden Brick Silk Road Fund Management (Shenzhen) LLP and the limited partners are Beijing Kunlun Tech Co. Ltd. (“Kunlun”), Qihoo 360 Software (Beijing) Co. Ltd. (“Qihoo”), and Yonglian (Yinchuan) Investment Co., Ltd. (“Yonglian”). "
target: Opera Software (OPERA:$255.45)
Opera Software makes web browsers for desktop computers, mobile phones and tablets, and connected devices such as TVs. Their business also includes mobile advertising services and solutions. Their aim is to give users the best internet experience on any device and any platform.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,204 [$1,268]
rev ($mm)
$616
EBITDA ($mm)
$85
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2.1x
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14.9x
closed 8/19/2015 via Company Press Release

Opera Mediaworks Inc., acquired Yvolver, Inc.

synopsis: Opera Mediaworks Inc. has acquired Yvolver, Inc. Based in Dallas, Texas, the Yvolver team has built a marketing engagement platform focused on delivering powerful technology and tools for game and app developers.
buyer parent: Opera Software
buyer: Opera Mediaworks Inc.
Opera Mediaworks is the first mobile ad platform built for brands, delivering breakthrough marketing at scale. Their technology powers the biggest publishers in the world, enabling marketers to convey the highest quality ad experiences to more people in more places when it matters most. "
target: Yvolver, Inc.
Yvolver was founded with the mission to provide new technologies for developers to maximize user engagement, retention and overall app monetization. Yvolver offers a unique, proprietary service that significantly benefits the economics of the mobile app industry.
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closed 5/13/2015 via BNC Analysis

Opera Mediaworks Inc., acquired Mobilike Mobil Reklam Pazarlama ve Ticaret A.S.

synopsis: Opera Mediaworks, the mobile advertising subsidiary of browser maker Opera, has acquired Mobilike, one of the leading mobile ad networks in Turkey. Mobilike provides rich media and video ads on smartphones and tablets.
buyer parent: Opera Software
buyer: Opera Mediaworks Inc.
Opera Mediaworks is the first mobile ad platform built for brands, delivering breakthrough marketing at scale. Their technology powers the biggest publishers in the world, enabling marketers to convey the highest quality ad experiences to more people in more places when it matters most. "
target parent: Mobile Network Group
target: Mobilike Mobil Reklam Pazarlama ve Ticaret A.S.
Mobilike Mobil Reklam Pazarlama ve Ticaret A.S. operates a mobile advertising network in Turkey. It provides rich media and video ads on smartphones and tablets.
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closed 3/19/2015 via PR Newswire

Opera Software, acquired SurfEasy

synopsis: Opera Software announced that it has acquired SurfEasy Inc., a leading Toronto-based company that provides an easy-to-use VPN solution for protecting customers' online privacy and security on smartphones, tablets and computers.
buyer: Opera Software (OPERA:$255.45)
Opera Software makes web browsers for desktop computers, mobile phones and tablets, and connected devices such as TVs. Their business also includes mobile advertising services and solutions. Their aim is to give users the best internet experience on any device and any platform. "
target: SurfEasy
SurfEasy Inc. provides easy-to-use solutions for protecting our customers' online privacy and security on any smartphone, tablet and computer. With SurfEasy, customers' identities and locations are hidden from any websites they visit.
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closed 12/2/2014 via Market Wire

Opera Mediaworks Inc., acquired AdVine

synopsis: Global and local advertisers will reach millions of consumers in Africa, following Opera Mediaworks' acquisition of AdVine, South Africa's leading premier mobile-advertising network. Opera Mediaworks is the first mobile ad platform built for brands, delivering breakthrough marketing at scale.
buyer parent: Opera Software
buyer: Opera Mediaworks Inc.
Opera Mediaworks is the first mobile ad platform built for brands, delivering breakthrough marketing at scale. Their technology powers the biggest publishers in the world, enabling marketers to convey the highest quality ad experiences to more people in more places when it matters most. "
target: AdVine
AdVine is South Africa’s leading premium mobile advertising sales agency, and part of the global 4th Screen Mobile Advertising Network. They manage the advertising sales on behalf of mobile publishers whilst working closely with the media buying agencies.
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closed 6/24/2014 via PR Newswire

Opera Mediaworks Inc., acquired AdColony

synopsis: Opera announced that it has acquired AdColony, a leading mobile video advertising platform, to deliver best-in-class mobile video advertising to publishers and advertisers with a combined reach of more than 700 million global consumers. AdColony excels in delivering innovative, TV-like crystal-clear video ads instantly in HD.
buyer parent: Opera Software
buyer: Opera Mediaworks Inc.
Opera Mediaworks powers the mobile ad economy through technology innovation, transparency and trust, to create vibrant marketplaces for publishers and advertisers across the globe. This enables advertisers to efficiently reach their target audience and publishers to improve their monetization. "
target parent: Jirbo
target: AdColony
AdColony is a mobile video advertising company whose proprietary Instant-Play technology serves razor sharp, full-screen video ads instantly in HD across its extensive network of iOS and Android apps, eliminating the biggest pain points in mobile video advertising.
price ($mm)
$75
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$53
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$8
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44.3x
closed 4/30/2014 via Market Wire

Opera Mediaworks Inc., acquired apprupt

synopsis: Opera Mediaworks, the world's largest mobile advertising platform, announced the acquisition of apprupt, a leading mobile advertising company in Germany. The deal will expand Opera Mediaworks' reach into the German market whilst giving apprupt's existing client base access to additional capabilities.
buyer parent: Opera Software
buyer: Opera Mediaworks Inc.
Opera Mediaworks operates the world's biggest brand-focused mobile ad network, serving 23 of the 25 top global brands. They also deliver the world's leading mobile ad server and monetization tools to 17 of the top 25 media companies worldwide. "
target: apprupt
Apprupt is a leading mobile advertising specialist in German-speaking markets, reaching more than 22 million mobile users. With a premium publisher portfolio of more than 250 mobile websites and apps, apprupt enables brands and advertising partners to engage with premium audiences on mobile devices.
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closed 2/15/2013 via PE Hub

Opera Software, acquired Skyfire Labs, Inc.

synopsis: Opera Software is buying Skyfire Labs, a leader in mobile video optimization and cloud solutions for mobility. Skyfire is known for its Rocket Optimizer™ software. This allows mobile operators to leverage cloud computing to optimize virtually any video and other multimedia on crowded cell towers, including 3G and 4G LTE networks.
buyer: Opera Software (OPERA:$255.45)
Opera Software makes web browsers for desktop computers, mobile phones and tablets, and connected devices such as TVs. Their business also includes mobile advertising services and solutions. Their aim is to give users the best internet experience on any device and any platform. "
target: Skyfire Labs, Inc.
Skyfire, headquartered in Mountain View, California, is known for its Rocket Optimizer™ software. This allows mobile operators to leverage cloud computing to optimize virtually any video and other multimedia on crowded cell towers, including 3G and 4G LTE networks.
price ($mm)[EV]
$50 [$42]
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/16/2012 via Company Press Release

Opera Software, acquired 4th Screen Advertising Ltd.

synopsis: Opera Software announced that it has acquired 4th Screen Advertising, Ltd., to significantly expand its offering to advertisers and mobile publishers that engage consumers via the mobile web and applications, across all mobile platforms. Opera offers complete advertising solutions for mass-market feature phone and smartphone platforms.
buyer: Opera Software (OPERA:$255.45)
Opera is an industry leader in the development of Web browsers for the desktop, device and mobile markets. The web browsers are adapted to a wide range of platforms, operating systems and embedded Internet products including computers, tablets, mobiles and PDAs, various game consoles and more. "
target: 4th Screen Advertising Ltd.
4th Screen Advertising is one of the world's leading premium mobile advertising agencies. 4th Screen goes beyond just clicks, offering brands and advertisers engagement and rich media based mobile campaigns. Publisher clients include The Guardian, MTV, Global Radio, Shazam, and IMDb.
price ($mm)[EV]
$5.06 [$4.30]
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/16/2012 via Company Press Release

Opera Software, acquired Mobile Theory

synopsis: Opera Software announced that it has acquired Mobile Theory Inc., which will significantly expand its offering to advertisers and mobile publishers that engage consumers via the mobile web and applications, across all mobile platforms.
buyer: Opera Software (OPERA:$255.45)
Opera is an industry leader in the development of Web browsers for the desktop, device and mobile markets. The web browsers are adapted to a wide range of platforms, operating systems and embedded Internet products including computers, tablets, mobiles and PDAs, various game consoles and more. "
target: Mobile Theory
Mobile Theory is the premier mobile ad network built for brand advertisers. Through an exclusive network of premium-quality mobile sites and apps, Mobile Theory enables the world's top brands to deliver rich media advertising campaigns that engage and immerse the mobile consumer.
price ($mm)
$5.00
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 7/18/2016 via Wall Street Journal

Golden Brick Consortium, will purchase Internet-Browser Operations from Opera Software

synopsis: Opera Software, the leading consumer Internet and mobile advertising company, said it would sell its internet-browser business to a Chinese consortium. The Chinese bidders have agreed to buy certain parts of Opera’s consumer business in a deal valued at $600 million on an enterprise basis.
buyer: Golden Brick Consortium
Golden Brick Consortium's general partner is Golden Brick Silk Road Fund Management (Shenzhen) LLP and the limited partners are Beijing Kunlun Tech Co. Ltd. (“Kunlun”), Qihoo 360 Software (Beijing) Co. Ltd. (“Qihoo”), and Yonglian (Yinchuan) Investment Co., Ltd. (“Yonglian”). "
seller: Opera Software (OPERA:$255.45)
Opera Software makes web browsers for desktop computers, mobile phones and tablets, and connected devices such as TVs. Their business also includes mobile advertising services and solutions. Their aim is to give users the best internet experience on any device and any platform.
price ($mm)
$600
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
cancelled 7/18/2016 via Wall Street Journal

Golden Brick Consortium, cancelled an acquisition of Opera Software

synopsis: Opera Software ASA, the leading consumer Internet and mobile advertising company, announced that an offer to acquire the company by Golden Brick Consortium for $1.2 billion has now been terminated.
buyer: Golden Brick Consortium
Golden Brick Consortium's general partner is Golden Brick Silk Road Fund Management (Shenzhen) LLP and the limited partners are Beijing Kunlun Tech Co. Ltd. (“Kunlun”), Qihoo 360 Software (Beijing) Co. Ltd. (“Qihoo”), and Yonglian (Yinchuan) Investment Co., Ltd. (“Yonglian”). "
target: Opera Software (OPERA:$255.45)
Opera Software makes web browsers for desktop computers, mobile phones and tablets, and connected devices such as TVs. Their business also includes mobile advertising services and solutions. Their aim is to give users the best internet experience on any device and any platform.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,204 [$1,268]
rev ($mm)
$616
EBITDA ($mm)
$85
EV / rev
2.1x
EV / EBITDA
14.9x
closed 2/15/2013 via PE Hub

Opera Software, acquired Skyfire Labs, Inc.

synopsis: Opera Software is buying Skyfire Labs, a leader in mobile video optimization and cloud solutions for mobility. Skyfire is known for its Rocket Optimizer™ software. This allows mobile operators to leverage cloud computing to optimize virtually any video and other multimedia on crowded cell towers, including 3G and 4G LTE networks.
buyer: Opera Software (OPERA:$255.45)
Opera Software makes web browsers for desktop computers, mobile phones and tablets, and connected devices such as TVs. Their business also includes mobile advertising services and solutions. Their aim is to give users the best internet experience on any device and any platform. "
target: Skyfire Labs, Inc.
Skyfire, headquartered in Mountain View, California, is known for its Rocket Optimizer™ software. This allows mobile operators to leverage cloud computing to optimize virtually any video and other multimedia on crowded cell towers, including 3G and 4G LTE networks.
price ($mm)[EV]
$50 [$42]
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/29/2015 via Reuters

Uber Technologies, Inc., will purchase Map-Generating Technology from Microsoft Corporation

synopsis: Microsoft Corp said it will sell some map-generating technology to ride-hailing app company Uber. The mapping assets include 100 employees focused on image collection activities. Microsoft's mapping unit works on imagery acquisition and map data processing.
buyer: Uber Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:UBER:$12,982.00)
Uber Technologies, Inc. offers online car booking services via mobile phones. It provides limousine and private cab reservation services. Uber Technologies, Inc. was founded in 2009 and is based in San Francisco, California. "
seller: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$159,969.00)
Microsoft's mapping unit works on imagery acquisition and map data processing. The mapping assets include 100 employees focused on image collection activities.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 12/4/2015 via PR Newswire

Audi Group, BMW Group, Daimler AG, acquired HERE

synopsis: German carmakers BMW, Audi and Daimler AG concluded the acquisition of HERE, Nokia's maps business. HERE is the leading supplier of digital maps for most of the world's top carmakers, accounting for half its expected revenues in 2015. The deal allows the auto makers to offer new premium features, like autonomous driving, in their luxury cars.
buyer: BMW Group (DB:BMW:$119,863.69)
buyer: Audi Group (DB:NSU:$63,271.47)
buyer: Daimler AG (XTRA:DAI:$191,616.03)
BMW Group, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and sale of cars and motorcycles worldwide. The Audi Group manufacturers product in the premium and supercar segment. Mercedes-Benz is a global premium and luxury car manufacturer. "
target parent: Nokia Corporation
target: HERE
HERE, a Nokia company, is a leader in mapping and location intelligence. They combine highly accurate and fresh maps with cloud technology to enable rich, real-time location experiences in a broad range of connected devices – from smartphones and tablets to wearables and vehicles.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2,741 [$3,069]
rev ($mm)
$1,064
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.9x
EV / EBITDA
cancelled 3/16/2012 via Capital IQ

Options Media Group, cancelled an acquisition of Illume Software, Inc.

synopsis: Options Media Group Holdings, Inc. has cancelled its agreement to acquire Illume Software, Inc. Illume Software, Inc. develops solutions that leverage location to power high-value applications and services for individuals, and small and large mobile workforces.
buyer: Options Media Group (OPMG:$0.53)
PhoneGuard, Inc., a subsidiary of Options Media Group Holdings, Inc., is a leading provider of mobile applications software. PhoneGuard is a personal security and anti-texting while driving software application suite. "
target: Illume Software, Inc.
Illume Software develops solutions that leverage location to power high-value applications and services. Their first product, iZUP, offers a responsible solution to cell phone-related distracted driving.
price ($mm)
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closed 11/14/2011 via BusinessWire

WorldLingo merged with TransPerfect Translations International, Inc.,

synopsis: TransPerfect, the world’s largest privately held provider of language services and technology solutions, announced a merger with WorldLingo. Based in Las Vegas, WorldLingo specializes in translation technology and other solutions for website localization, as well as document, instant message, e-mail, and real-time chat translation.
buyer: TransPerfect Translations International, Inc.
TransPerfect is the world's largest privately held provider of language services and technology solutions. From offices in more than 70 cities on five continents, TransPerfect offers a full range of services in 170+ languages to clients worldwide. "
target: WorldLingo
WorldLingo is a leading provider of integrated, online translation solutions, with services ranging from cost-effective machine translation solutions to professional human translation and culturally sensitive localization.
price ($mm)
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cancelled 11/1/2011 via Bloomberg

H & R Block, Inc., cancelled an acquisition of TaxACT

synopsis: H&R Block Inc. was barred by a federal judge from proceeding with its proposed $287.5 million acquisition of the maker of TaxAct products because it would diminish competition in the tax preparation market.
buyer: H & R Block, Inc. (HRB:$3,094.88)
H&R Block Inc. is one of the world's largest tax services providers, having prepared more than 550 million tax returns worldwide since 1955. The Company provides tax return preparation services in person, through H&R Block At Home™ online and desktop software products, and through other channels. "
target: TaxACT
2nd Story Software is critically acclaimed as a leader in developing affordable tax preparation software and providing Web-based services directly to consumers. TaxACT gives users well-informed tax strategies in an easy-to-use format, while maintaining focus on providing best value for customers.
price ($mm)
$268
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 4/6/2017 via Reuters

Media Do, will acquire Lunascape Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Media Do Co., Ltd., a company that distributes electronic book content, is to acquire Lunascape Co., Ltd., a company that engages in developing a web browser with features like security and anti- phishing. Both companies are based in Japan.
buyer: Media Do (TSE:3678:$419.61)
Media Do distributes electronic book content. The Company offers various types of eBook publications including comics, fiction and nonfiction books, photo-books, and magazines. "
target: Lunascape Co., Ltd.
Lunascape Co., Ltd. engages in developing web browser with features like security and anti- phishing. The company was founded in 2004 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.
price ($mm)
$3.41
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/17/2020 via BNC Analysis

Avast Software, acquired Tenta

synopsis: Avast, the global leader in next-gen cybersecurity products for businesses and consumers, has acquired Tenta, a mobile private & encrypted browser that protects users' digital identity instead of selling it.
buyer: Avast Software (LSE:AVST:$892.90)
Avast, the global leader in next-gen cybersecurity products for businesses and consumers, protects hundreds of millions of people online. Avast offers products under the Avast and AVG brands that protect people from threats on the internet and the evolving IoT threat landscape. "
target: Tenta
Tenta is a mobile private & encrypted browser that protects users' digital identity instead of selling it. Tenta is designed from the ground up for unparalleled privacy and security with built-in encryption.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

SnapPress merged with Bear SAS,

synopsis: The Montpellier specialist in augmented reality, Bear2B, announced its merger with the Parisian company SnapPress. SnapPress is a mobile application that let's users broadcast their content in augmented reality. Bear is an augmented reality platform that links print and digital universes with a mobile application. The new group is called Argo.
buyer: Bear SAS
France-based Bear is an augmented reality platform that links print and digital universes with a mobile application. Via a mobile app, the user can scan the pages of a book and use Bear technology to access complementary digital content: text, photo, video, 3D animation, operable buttons, etc. "
target: SnapPress
Parisian company SnapPress is the first browser on paper. "Snap" the world around you with the SnapPress mobile appplication and reveal hidden digital content. Live a new reading experience by accessing a multitude of information and exclusive content: videos, games, music, 3D animations, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/18/2018 via BNC Analysis

Toshi, acquired Cipher Browser

synopsis: Toshi, a mobile browser and wallet for the Ethereum network, has acquired Cipher Browser, a full-featured mobile dapp browser and wallet for the Ethereum blockchain. Cipher allows users to interact with dapps powered by Ethereum on their mobile device and makes it easy for them to securely store, send and receive Ether and ERC20 tokens.
buyer parent: Coinbase
buyer: Toshi
Toshi is a mobile app that provides a user controlled Ethereum wallet, a browser for the Ethererum network, and a secure messaging system. Toshi allows users to browse for 3rd party financial apps powered by Ethereum, and to control and send their money anywhere. "
target: Cipher Browser
Cipher Browser is the world's first full-featured mobile dapp browser and wallet for the Ethereum blockchain. Cipher allows users to interact with dapps powered by Ethereum on their mobile device and makes it easy for them to securely store, send and receive Ether and ERC20 tokens.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/15/2017 via Company Press Release

Cliqz GmbH, acquired Ghostery, Inc.

synopsis: Ghostery announced that it has relaunched as Evidon, Inc. and sold its popular Ghostery consumer browser extension and mobile apps to German Cliqz GmbH. Ghostery offers a free browser extension and mobile browser that make browsing the internet cleaner, faster, and safer by detecting and blocking tracking technologies on websites.
buyer parent: Hubert Burda Media
buyer: Cliqz GmbH
Cliqz, which is owned by Mozilla and Hubert Burda Media, offers privacy-focused browsers and browser extensions with an innovative quick-search functionality for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iOS "
target parent: Evidon
target: Ghostery, Inc.
Ghostery offers a free browser extension and mobile browser that make browsing the internet cleaner, faster, and safer. Ghostery detects and blocks tracking technologies on the websites users visit to speed up page loads, eliminate clutter, and protect data and privacy.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/15/2016 via PR Newswire

Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd merged with Qihoo 360 Consortium,

synopsis: Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd., a leading Internet company in China, announced the completion of the merger by the Qihoo 360 Consortium, led by Qihoo 360 CEO, Hongyi Zhou. Qihoo 360 Technology researches, designs, develops internet security software and sells third party anti-virus software, as well as system optimization products.
buyer: Qihoo 360 Consortium
Qihoo 360 Consortium is led by Qihoo’s chairman, Zhou Hongyi. The investors include the Citic Guoan Group, Golden Brick Silk Road Capital, Sequoia Capital China, Taikang Life Insurance, the Ping An Insurance Group, Sunshine Insurance, New China Capital, Huatai Ruilian, and Huasheng Capital. "
target: Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd (QIHU:$1,804.58)
Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd. is a leading Internet company in China. Qihoo 360 Technology is also the number one provider of Internet and mobile security products in China as measured by its user base.
price ($mm)[EV]
$8,168 [$8,284]*
rev ($mm)
$1,510
EBITDA ($mm)
$368
EV / rev
6.7x
EV / EBITDA
27.3x
announced 3/3/2015 via BusinessWire

Box Inc., will acquire Subspace

synopsis: Box announced that it is acquiring Subspace, an innovative startup that helps IT departments enable employee productivity with secure collaboration and access to data on any device. All seven members of the Subspace team – including founders Jon Fan, Ben Kus and Peter Loer – will join Box.
buyer: Box Inc. (BOX:$755.44)
Box provides a secure, scalable content-sharing platform. Box's flexible content management solution lets users access and share content from anywhere, on any device – while providing IT visibility into how content moves within their organizations and beyond. "
target: Subspace
Subspace provides secure, easy, and compliant remote access to corporate resources through an enterprise grade version of Chrome. Their web browser creates a secured work environment with built-in corporate connectivity on any laptop, desktop, or mobile device from any location.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 7/16/2014 via Market Watch

Changyou.com Limited, will acquire MoboTap, Inc.

synopsis: Changyou.com Limited and MoboTap Inc., a Cayman Islands company that is the mobile technology developer behind the Dolphin Browser, have entered into a definitive investment agreement pursuant to which Changyou will purchase 51% of the equity interests in MoboTap.
buyer parent: Sohu.com Inc.
buyer: Changyou.com Limited (CYOU:$741.04)
Changyou.com is a leading developer and operator of online games in China. They operate one of the most popular multi-player online role-playing games in China and two popular web games. Changyou also owns and operates the 17173.com Website, a leading game information portal in China. "
target: MoboTap, Inc.
MoboTap is a mobile technology developer that is committed to advancing the mobile revolution by improving the way people experiences the mobile web through their smartphone devices. Their Dolphin Browser is a free mobile browser specifically optimized for mobile users.
price ($mm)
$91*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/2/2013 via Forbes

Yahoo! Inc., acquired Rockmelt, Inc.

synopsis: Yahoo acquires Rockmelt, a social web browser built off of Chromium and boasts deep integration with both Facebook and Twitter. Rockmelt’s apps and website will shut down after August 31, 2013. Yahoo plans to integrate Rockmelt’s technology throughout their various products.
buyer: Yahoo! Inc. (AABA:$5,409.25)
Yahoo! Inc. is the premier digital media company, creating deeply personal digital experiences that keep more than half a billion people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the globe. "
target: Rockmelt, Inc.
Rockmelt is a social web browser built off of Chromium and boasts deep integration with both Facebook and Twitter with its “Edges” which are filled with friends that are online and feeds that you follow complete with update badges.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/3/2021 via Company Press Release

Brave, acquired Tailcat

synopsis: Brave announced the acquisition of Tailcat, the open search engine developed by the team formerly responsible for the privacy search and browser products at Cliqz, a holding of Hubert Burda Media. Tailcat will become the foundation of Brave Search.
buyer: Brave
Brave Software’s fast, privacy-oriented browser, combined with its blockchain-based digital advertising platform, is reinventing the Web for users, publishers, and advertisers. Users get a private, speedier web experience with much longer battery life and publishers increase their revenue share. "
target: Tailcat
Tailcat is an open search engine developed by the team formerly responsible for the privacy search and browser products at Cliqz, a holding of Hubert Burda Media. Tailcat does not collect IP addresses or use personally identifiable information to improve search results.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/30/2016 via PR Web

WbSrch, acquired Snagr.io

synopsis: WbSrch, a general-purpose search engine based in Portland, OR, has purchased the music search engine Snagr.io and has rebranded it as MusicSrch.com. Snagr.io searches a selection of popular social media and music sites such as Spotify, Tidal, Musicbrainz, and Twitter for the online presences of a band, DJ, or musician.
buyer: WbSrch
WbSrch is an general-purpose web search engine with indexes in more than 30 languages. It currently has a small crawl index that is being used to refine its search algorithms. "
target: Snagr.io
SNAGR is music artists search engine. It searches on 12+ different streaming, video, and music sites for artists. Sites are searched in parallel and results are on-the-fly combined, ranked and sorted to give user readable and an understandable overview.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/14/2015 via BNC Analysis

Coinify ApS, acquired Coinzone

synopsis: Coinify, a company that provides services for everyone to accept bitcoin payments, and to buy and sell with bitcoin, has acquired Coinzone, a company that develops a payments processor system that enables buying, selling, and accepting bitcoin payment.
buyer: Coinify ApS
Coinify works to spread the use of digital currencies. They provide services for everyone to accept bitcoin payments, and to buy and sell with bitcoin. Coinify is one of the leading players in Europe in the digital currency market. "
target: Coinzone
Coinzone B.V. develops a payments processor system that enables buying, selling, and accepting bitcoin payment. The company was founded in 2014 and is based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
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Ticker: FNCX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Function(X)
Function(X)
Function(x) Inc. is a diversified media and entertainment company. They operate Wetpaint.com, a online destination for entertainment news for millennial women and Rant, a digital publisher that publishes content in 13 different verticals, most notably in sports, entertainment, pets, cars and food.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$3.13
EBITDA ($mm)
($10.43)
EBIT ($mm)
($12.72)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
32
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Ticker: ENXTPA:DEC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
JCDecaux
JCDecaux
JCDecaux SA is the number one outdoor advertising company worldwide. The inventor of the “street furniture” concept, JCDecaux is the only company worldwide to focus exclusively on outdoor advertising and develop activities in all three segments: street furniture, transport advertising and billboard.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$3,548.27
EBITDA ($mm)
$601.61
EBIT ($mm)
$296.37
Net Income ($mm)
$226.10
Employees
11772
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Ticker: OTCPK:IHRT.Q
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
iHeartMedia, Inc.
iHeartMedia, Inc.
iHeartMedia, Inc. is one of the leading global media and entertainment companies. The company specializes in radio, digital, outdoor, mobile, social, live events, on-demand entertainment and information services for local communities.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$3,038.76
EBITDA ($mm)
$442.84
EBIT ($mm)
$48.38
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
11400
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Ticker: BITS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bitstream Inc.
Bitstream Inc.
Bitstream develops software technologies and applications for the graphic art and mobile communications industries. Its fonts and font technologies enable device manufacturers and application developers to render the highest quality text in any language, on any device, at any resolution.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$23.14
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.59)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.13)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
144
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Ticker: GOOGL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Google Inc.
Google Inc.
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$171,704.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$48,075.00
EBIT ($mm)
$34,839.00
Net Income ($mm)
$35,713.00
Employees
132121
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Ticker: TSE:2468
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fuetrek Co., Ltd.
Fuetrek Co., Ltd.
Fuetrek Co., Ltd. provides mobile phone solutions. It offers sound generators, and speech recognition and translation products. The company also provides memory card writing services for the education market. Fuetrek Co. was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Osaka, Japan.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$35.46
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.52
EBIT ($mm)
$2.93
Net Income ($mm)
$1.44
Employees
199
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Ticker: DGLP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DigitalPost Interactive, Inc.
DigitalPost Interactive, Inc.
DigitalPost Interactive is a SaaS (Software as a Service) and application provider that delivers B2B and B2C digital media-sharing solutions that are both easy to offer and easy to use.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
$1.36
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.93)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.06)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
6
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Ticker: TASE:BBYL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Babylon Ltd.
Babylon Ltd.
Babylon.com is a leading global provider of Internet search services and language solutions. Babylon offers translations in 77 languages, dictionary definitions, and Wikipedia results in 25 languages.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$22.89
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$7.68
Employees
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Ticker: ATVE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ActiveCore Technologies,Inc.
ActiveCore Technologies,Inc.
ActiveCore Technologies, Inc., operates a group of subsidiaries and divisions in the U.S., and Canada that offer a Smart Enterprise Suite of products and services. Our products encompass web portals, enterprise middleware, mobile data access, data management and system migration applications.
year
2005
rev ($mm)
$7.42
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.81
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: WIX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wix.com Ltd
Wix.com Ltd
Wix.com is a leading cloud-based web development platform with more than 98 million registered users worldwide. Wix was founded on the belief that the Internet should be accessible to everyone to develop, create and contribute.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$988.76
EBITDA ($mm)
($179.39)
EBIT ($mm)
($196.58)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2498
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Ticker: BOX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Box Inc.
Box Inc.
Box provides a secure, scalable content-sharing platform. Box's flexible content management solution lets users access and share content from anywhere, on any device – while providing IT visibility into how content moves within their organizations and beyond.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$755.44
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.06
EBIT ($mm)
($62.95)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2046
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Ticker: SEHK:700
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tencent Holdings Ltd.
Tencent Holdings Ltd.
Tencent Holdings Limited is an investment holding company involved in providing internet and mobile value-added services (VAS), online advertising services and e-commerce transactions services
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$70,260.21
EBITDA ($mm)
$25,367.11
EBIT ($mm)
$18,437.35
Net Income ($mm)
$18,893.41
Employees
77592
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Ticker: BIDU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Baidu.com, Inc.
Baidu.com, Inc.
Baidu, Inc. is the leading Chinese language Internet search provider. As a technology-based media company, Baidu aims to provide the best and most equitable way for people to find what they're looking for.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$16,035.53
EBITDA ($mm)
$3,460.01
EBIT ($mm)
$2,126.74
Net Income ($mm)
$3,587.00
Employees
37779
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Ticker: NTES
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NetEase, Inc.
NetEase, Inc.
NetEase, Inc. is a leading internet technology company in China. Dedicated to providing online services centered around content, community, communication and commerce, NetEase develops some of China’s most popular PC-client and mobile games, e-commerce businesses, advertising and e-mail services.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$10,750.03
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,998.42
EBIT ($mm)
$1,637.88
Net Income ($mm)
$1,273.77
Employees
23687
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Ticker: TSE:4689
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Yahoo Japan Corporation
Yahoo Japan Corporation
Yahoo Japan Corporation operates Yahoo Japan, a Japanese online information portal that offers auctions, entertainment, news, and online shopping in addition to its search engine and Internet directory.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$8,988.42
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,876.77
EBIT ($mm)
$1,289.85
Net Income ($mm)
$689.54
Employees
12874
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Ticker: KOSE:A035420
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Naver Corporation
Naver Corporation
Naver Corporation is an Internet content service operator headquartered in Seongnam, South Korea. It operates the Naver search portal and Hangame gaming services. Its spinoff companies in Japan operate the Line messaging service in addition to offering Japanese versions of Naver and Hangame.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$6,533.26
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,265.83
EBIT ($mm)
$653.34
Net Income ($mm)
$748.93
Employees
15148
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Ticker: TSE:3659
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NEXON Co., Ltd.
NEXON Co., Ltd.
Based in Japan, NEXON Co. is a global leader in online games, with more than 100 live games operated across more than 190 countries. Nexon pioneered micro-transactions and the free-to-play business model, and is widely credited with unmatched global expertise in sophisticated live game operations.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,372.01
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,035.14
EBIT ($mm)
$970.78
Net Income ($mm)
$1,059.35
Employees
6441
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Ticker: KOSE:A0354
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Naver {duplicate}
NAVER Corporation is Korea’s premier Internet company, operating the nation’s top search portal “Naver”, Korea’s first online children’s portal “Jr. Naver”, and the nation’s first online donation portal “Happybean”.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$2,306.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$754.40
EBIT ($mm)
$657.00
Net Income ($mm)
$504.00
Employees
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