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closed 2/17/2012 via BNC Analysis

Groupon, Inc., acquired Hyperpublic

synopsis: Groupon has acquired Hyperpublic, an open database of people, places, and things tied to a specific location. Anyone can add objects to the database and developers will be able to build applications on top of the data.
buyer: Groupon, Inc. (GRPN:$2,503.80)
Groupon features a daily deal on the best stuff to do, eat, see and buy in more than 300 markets around the world. Groupon uses collective buying power to offer unbeatable prices and provide a win-win for businesses and consumers, delivering more than 650 daily deals globally. "
target: Hyperpublic
Hyperpublic is an open database of people, places, and things tied to a specific location. Anyone can add objects to the database and developers will be able to build applications on top of the data.
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closed 2/16/2010 via New York Times

Gawker Media, acquired Cityfile, Inc.

synopsis: Gawker Media, the eight-year-old online publishing heavyweight founded by Nick Denton, has announced its first acquisition: the New York boldface name guide CityFile.
buyer: Gawker Media
Gawker Media is an online media company founded and owned by Nick Denton and based in New York City. It is considered to be one of the most visible and successful blog-oriented media companies. "
target: Cityfile, Inc.
Cityfile.com is a guide to the most notable and influential New Yorkers, more than 2,100 people divided into 27 industry categories. The site is also home to our blog, Dailyfile, which is updated continually on weekdays.
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closed 8/10/2020 via BNC Analysis

Infoplaza B.V., acquired WeerOnline BV

synopsis: Weeronline has been acquired by Infoplaza Group, which includes brands such as Weerplaza, Buienalarm and business services to companies. The takeover of Weeronline by Infoplaza will create 'the largest weather platform in the Benelux'. Weeronline provides the current weather and forecast for over 2.3 million places, including The Netherlands.
buyer: Infoplaza B.V.
Infolaza helps consumers and businesses make decisions with expert weather analysis. Infoplaza provides the right weather information in simple, clear formats. Clients can decide quickly and easily what their best course of action should be. Infoplaza is based in the Netherlands. "
target parent: HolidayCheck Group AG
target: WeerOnline BV
Weeronline provides the current weather and forecast for over 2.3 million places, including The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, and various other European countries. Weeronline gives an accurate forecast and the latest weather news at any time of the day.
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closed 11/15/2016 via BusinessWire

xAd, Inc., acquired WeatherBug

synopsis: xAd, Inc. announced it has acquired WeatherBug (a division of Earth Networks), including its mobile and web properties: WeatherBug mobile, desktop and iWatch apps, WeatherBug.com, and WeatherBug connected TV assets. WeatherBug provides the most accurate IoT sensor data through more than ten thousand private weather stations.
buyer: xAd, Inc.
xAd is the global leader in location intelligence that drives sales – unlocking opportunity in the 90% of retail transactions that are still completed offline. xAd can provide in-store visitation insights by market, brand and even by specific competitors. "
target parent: Earth Networks, Inc.
target: WeatherBug
WeatherBug, the leading provider of weather information services, manages and operates a proprietary network of 8,000 WeatherBug Tracking Stations and more than 1,000 cameras that are strategically placed at schools, public safety facilities and television stations throughout the U.S.
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closed 1/29/2016 via PR Newswire

IBM Watson Group, acquired The Weather Company

synopsis: IBM announced it has closed the acquisition of The Weather Company's B2B, mobile and cloud-based web properties. The TV segment, The Weather Channel, will not be acquired by IBM. The Weather Company's high-volume data platform will join with IBM's global cloud and the advanced cognitive computing capabilities of IBM Watson.
buyer parent: IBM
buyer: IBM Watson Group
IBM Watson was developed in IBM’s Research labs. Using natural language processing and analytics, Watson processes information akin to how people think, representing a major shift in an organization’s ability to quickly analyze, understand and respond to Big Data. "
target parent: Bain Capital
target: The Weather Company
Through The Weather Channel, weather.com, Weather Underground, and third-party publishing partners, The Weather Company provides millions of people every day with the world's best weather forecasts, content and data, connecting with them through television, online, mobile and tablet screens.
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$2,000
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closed 2/26/2009 via PR Newswire

Zoover International, acquired WeerOnline BV

synopsis: Zoover International, one of Europe's largest portals of holiday review content, announced that it has acquired WeerOnline BV, a global provider of meteorological content.
buyer: Zoover International
Zoover is the largest independent travel website in Europe which has free access for all visitors and is a orientated website with reviews and opinions of hotels, and destinations for travellers by travellers. Zoover has 700.000 reviews of more than 140,000 accommodations worldwide. "
target: WeerOnline BV
WeerOnline is one of the largest weather content sites in the Benelux with global weather forecasts, precipitation, and satellite images. Many tourists use this website to obtain weather forecasts and updates of their holiday destination.
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closed 9/12/2008 via

Bain Capital, Blackstone Group LP, NBC Universal, acquired The Weather Channel Properties

synopsis: NBC Universal, Bain Capital and The Blackstone Group announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire The Weather Channel properties from Landmark Communications. The Weather Channel will be operated as a separate entity, based in Atlanta, with management services to be provided by NBC Universal.
buyer: Bain Capital
buyer: Blackstone Group LP (BX:$17,325.04)
buyer: NBC Universal
Founded in 1984, Bain Capital's primary aim is to acquire or invest in companies that have excellent potential for equity appreciation. Bain Capital's approach is to develop partnerships with exceptional management teams. "
target parent: Landmark Communications, Inc.
target: The Weather Channel Properties
Weather Channel Properties includes The Weather Channel Networks, the third-most-distributed cable network, The Weather Channel Interactive, which includes weather.com,and Weather Services International, a global leader in weather forecasting, with more than 5,500 clients worldwide.
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$3,500
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closed 5/20/2015 via Market Wire

Weathernews inc., acquired Weathermob

synopsis: Weathernews Inc. announced it has acquired Weathermob, the Boston-based social weather company to create a leading social weather prediction platform for highly accurate forecasts using on-the-ground weather observation and reporting. With the new Weathermob relationship, Weathernews is poised to become a major world-wide weather cooperative.
buyer: Weathernews inc. (TSE:4825:$127.02)
Weathernews Inc. is the World's largest private weather service company. Weathernews differentiates itself from other weather companies by utilizing multiple weather models data sources, analyzing and modifying them with in-house meteorological expertise to produce accurate forecasts. "
target: Weathermob
Weathermob lets users share, discover, and discuss the weather with people from around the world. It’s a free, entertaining, and easy way to share one's weather.
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announced 8/15/2007 via BusinessWire

Mobile Greetings, Inc. will be merged with UpSNAP, Inc.,

synopsis: UpSNAP has entered into a definitive agreement to merge with Mobile Greetings, Inc. Mobile Greetings is a private corporation based in Walnut Creek, California that has created a mobile distribution platform for the automated delivery of rich media services to mobile handsets.
buyer: UpSNAP, Inc.
UpSNAP, Inc. is a provider of free mobile search and content services. As the first company to address mobile search, UpSNAP has built its technology platform from the ground up with specific focus on the unique challenges of providing a usable and functional mobile search experience. "
target: Mobile Greetings, Inc.
Mobile Greetings, Inc. is a premier creator and publisher of mobile products and services. A sophisticated proprietary technology platform allows the creation of the most visually vivid and interactive applications in the mobile industry.
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announced 8/31/2021 via BusinessWire

Ancestry.com, will acquire Geneanet SA

synopsis: Ancestry®, the global leader in family history, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Geneanet, a leading French genealogy company. With over 30 billion records from more than 80 countries, Ancestry helps customers discover new details about their family story and ancestors.
buyer parent: Blackstone Group LP
buyer: Ancestry.com
Ancestry®, the global leader in family history and consumer genomics, empowers journeys of personal discovery to enrich lives. With an unparalleled collection of more than 30 billion records in their consumer DNA network, customers can gain a new level of understanding about their lives. "
target: Geneanet SA
Geneanet is a leading French genealogy company with a large and growing European community of more than 4 million members. Geneanet is available in ten languages and more than 25 countries.
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announced 2/25/2021 via BusinessWire

Francisco Partners Management LLC, will acquire MyHeritage Ltd.

synopsis: MyHeritage, the leading global discovery platform for exploring family history and gaining valuable health insights, announced that Francisco Partners, a leading global investment firm that specializes in partnering with technology businesses, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the company.
buyer: Francisco Partners Management LLC
Francisco Partners is a leading global investment firm that specializes in partnering with technology and technology-enabled businesses. Francisco Partners has raised approximately $24 billion in committed capital and invested in more than 300 technology companies. "
target: MyHeritage Ltd.
MyHeritage is the leading global discovery platform for exploring family history and gaining valuable health insights. With billions of historical records and family tree profiles, MyHeritage allows users to discover their past and empower their future.
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closed 12/4/2020 via BusinessWire

Blackstone Group LP, acquired Ancestry.com

synopsis: Blackstone announced that private equity funds managed by Blackstone (“Blackstone”) have completed their previously announced acquisition of Ancestry® from Silver Lake, GIC, Spectrum Equity, Permira, and other equity holders for a total enterprise value of $4.7 billion.
buyer: Blackstone Group LP (BX:$17,325.04)
Blackstone is one of the world's leading investment firms. Their asset management businesses, with over $450 billion in assets under management, include investment vehicles focused on private equity, real estate, public debt and equity, non-investment grade credit, real assets and secondary funds. "
target parent: Permira
target: Ancestry.com
Ancestry is the global leader in family history and consumer genomics. With their unparalleled collection of 24 billion records and over 18 million people in their growing AncestryDNA network, customers can discover their family story and gain actionable insights about their health and wellness.
price ($mm)
$4,700
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$1,000
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4.7x
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closed 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Verogen, acquired GEDmatch

synopsis: Forensic genomics company Verogen has acquired GEDmatch, a genomics database and genealogy firm. GEDmatch allows users to upload genetic profiles created by other genealogy sites in order to search for familial links. Their database has more than 1.3 million customer profiles and is gaining up to 1,000 new users daily.
buyer parent: Illumina, Inc.
buyer: Verogen
Verogen is the world’s first sequencing company solely dedicated to forensic science. Verogen develops, manufactures, and sells products and services to help unlock the true potential of forensic genomics. Their products include a forensic genomics system, analysis software, reagents, and more. "
target: GEDmatch
GEDmatch is a genomics database and genealogy firm. GEDmatch allows users to upload genetic profiles created by other genealogy sites in order to search for familial links. Their database has more than 1.3 million customer profiles and is gaining up to 1,000 new users daily.
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closed 12/28/2012 via GlobeNewswire

Permira, acquired Ancestry.com

synopsis: Permira, the European private equity firm with global reach, and Ancestry.com Inc. the world's largest online family history resource, announced the successful completion of the acquisition of Ancestry.com by a company owned by Permira funds and co-investors for $32.00 per share in cash.
buyer: Permira
Permira is a European private equity firm with global reach. The Permira funds, raised from pension funds and other institutions, make long-term investments in companies with the ambition of transforming their performance and driving sustainable growth. "
target parent: Spectrum Equity
target: Ancestry.com
Ancestry.com Inc. is the world's largest online family history resource, with more than 2 million paying subscribers. Over 10 billion records have been added to the site in the past 15 years. Ancestry users have created more than 39 million family trees containing approximately 4 billion profiles.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,445 [$1,435]
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$460
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$156
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9.9x
closed 8/17/2012 via GlobeNewswire

Ancestry.com, acquired Archives.com

synopsis: Ancestry.com Inc. announced the completion of its acquisition of Archives.com, a leading family history website. Archives.com offers access to over 2.1 billion historical records, including birth records, obituaries, immigration and passenger lists, historical newspapers, and U.S. and U.K. Censuses.
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
buyer: Ancestry.com
Ancestry.com Inc. is the world's largest online family history resource, with more than 1.8 million paying subscribers. More than 9 billion records have been added to the site. Ancestry users have created more than 34 million family trees containing approximately 4 billion profiles. "
target parent: Inflection LLC
target: Archives.com
Archives.com is a leading family history website that makes discovering family history simple and affordable. The company has assembled more than 2.1 billion historical records all in a single location.
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announced 10/9/2019 via BusinessWire

Medgen, Inc., will acquire Magnifind.ca

synopsis: Medgen, Inc., a Medtech and LifeSciences Company focused on commercialization and Investment, will acquire Magnifind.ca, a Canadian-owned tech company. Magnifind.ca offers a secure, one-stop online health and wellness platform that helps consumers to identify the best options and resources available to them.
buyer: Medgen, Inc. (OTCPK:MDIN:$0.00)
Medgen, Inc. is a Medtech and LifeSciences Company focused on commercialization and Investment. Medgen offers a range of Products, Solutions and Services for Sale and Licensing. Their products include printed and flexible electronics, smart bandages, eTextiles, artificial organs and more. "
target: Magnifind.ca
Magnifind.ca is a Canadian-owned tech company that helps consumers find the vital health information and referrals they need. Magnifind.ca offers a secure, one-stop online health and wellness platform that helps consumers to identify the best options and resources available to them.
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closed 9/30/2013 via GlobeNewswire

Ancestry.com, acquired Find A Grave, Inc.

synopsis: Ancestry.com has acquired Find A Grave, Inc., the leading online cemetery database. With over 100 million memorials and 75 million photos, Find A Grave has amassed an unparalleled collection of burial information. Over the past 18 years, it has grown to become an invaluable resource for genealogists, history buffs and cemetery preservationists.
buyer parent: Permira
buyer: Ancestry.com
Ancestry.com is the world's largest online family history resource with approximately 2.7 million paying subscribers across all its websites. More than 12 billion records have been added to the Ancestry.com sites and users have created more than 50 million family trees. "
target: Find A Grave, Inc.
Find A Grave, Inc. is the leading online cemetery database. With over 100 million memorials and 75 million photos, Find A Grave has amassed an unparalleled collection of burial information.
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closed 5/25/2016 via BNC Analysis

Urbia, acquired Vorname

synopsis: Urbia.de, an online portal for parenting owned by Gruner + Jahr, has acquired Vorname.com. Vorname.com includes a database of 40,000 names, information on the origin of the name, German and international hit lists and tips for choosing the right first name.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
buyer: Urbia
URBIA.de is the biggest German website on the subject of family and is aimed at women and men who want children, to pregnant women and parents. "
target: Vorname
Vorname.com, based in Germany, is a website that helps parents find the right name for their baby. Vorname.com includes a database of 40,000 names, information on the origin of the name, German and international hit lists and tips for choosing the right first name.
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closed 8/7/2019 via BNC Analysis

PickMe, acquired YAMU

synopsis: PickMe, a Sri Lankan ride-hailing app, has acquired YAMU, an online guide for dining and entertainment in Sri Lanka. YAMU provides daily updated reviews with photographs for restaurants, bars, shops, hotels and more. Their reviews help people to separate the good from the bad, and the excellent from the extortionate.
buyer: PickMe
PickMe is a Sri Lankan ride-hailing app. PickMe allows users to easily book a ride at any time of day. PickMe features the best rates and the largest fleet of taxis in Sri Lanka. They offer bikes, tuk tuks, cars, vans, luxury sedans, and more. "
target: YAMU
YAMU is an online guide for dining and entertainment in Sri Lanka. YAMU provides daily updated reviews with photographs for restaurants, bars, shops, hotels and more. Their reviews help people to separate the good from the bad, and the excellent from the extortionate.
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closed 6/3/2019 via BNC Analysis

Paxton Media Group, purchased Log Cabin Democrat, 3 Arkansas weeklies from New Media Investment Group

synopsis: Paxton Media Group has purchased the Log Cabin Democrat, a daily newspaper in Conway, Ark., along with three Arkansas weeklies in Clinton, Heber Springs and Newport. The Arkansas weekly newspapers are the Van Buren County Democrat in Clinton, The Sun Times in Heber Springs and the Newport Independent.
buyer: Paxton Media Group
Paxton Media, a family-owned company headquartered in Paducah, Kentucky, owns more than 35 daily newspapers, a television station and numerous weekly publications across Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina and Tennessee. "
seller: New Media Investment Group (NEWM:$1,588.44)
The Log Cabin Democrat is a daily newspaper in Conway, Arkansas, United States, serving Conway and Faulkner County and some surrounding areas. The three Arkansas weekly newspapers are the Van Buren County Democrat in Clinton, The Sun Times in Heber Springs and the Newport Independent.
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closed 2/17/2012 via BNC Analysis

Groupon, Inc., acquired Hyperpublic

synopsis: Groupon has acquired Hyperpublic, an open database of people, places, and things tied to a specific location. Anyone can add objects to the database and developers will be able to build applications on top of the data.
buyer: Groupon, Inc. (GRPN:$2,503.80)
Groupon features a daily deal on the best stuff to do, eat, see and buy in more than 300 markets around the world. Groupon uses collective buying power to offer unbeatable prices and provide a win-win for businesses and consumers, delivering more than 650 daily deals globally. "
target: Hyperpublic
Hyperpublic is an open database of people, places, and things tied to a specific location. Anyone can add objects to the database and developers will be able to build applications on top of the data.
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closed 8/8/2019 via BusinessWire

Groupon, Inc., acquired Presence AI

synopsis: Groupon, an American worldwide e-commerce marketplace connecting subscribers with local merchants by offering activities, travel, goods and services, has acquired Presence AI, an AI-powered text and voice communications tool that enables and facilitates messaging between customers and merchants.
buyer: Groupon, Inc. (GRPN:$2,503.80)
Groupon offers a vast mobile and online marketplace where people discover and save on amazing things to do, see, eat and buy. By enabling real-time commerce across local businesses, travel destinations, consumer products and live events, shoppers can find the best a city has to offer. "
target: Presence AI
Founded in 2015, Presence AI is an AI-powered text and voice communication tool that enables and facilitates messaging between customers and merchants.
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closed 5/1/2018 via BusinessWire

Groupon, Inc., acquired Giftcloud and Vouchercloud

synopsis: Groupon, an American worldwide e-commerce marketplace, announced it has acquired Cloud Savings Company, Ltd., parent company of online discount code platform Vouchercloud and brand loyalty provider Giftcloud.
buyer: Groupon, Inc. (GRPN:$2,503.80)
Groupon offers a vast mobile and online marketplace where people discover and save on amazing things to do, see, eat and buy. By enabling real-time commerce across local businesses, travel destinations, consumer products and live events, shoppers can find the best a city has to offer. "
target: Giftcloud and Vouchercloud
Vouchercloud is one of the UK’s leading voucher platforms, having revolutionized the marketplace with the launch of Europe’s first voucher app in 2010. Giftcloud is at the forefront of the digital gift card market, launching in 2014 as Europe’s first entirely digital gifting app and website.
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$65
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closed 9/11/2017 via BNC Analysis

Groupon, Inc., acquired Laçador de Ofertas LTDA.

synopsis: The discount site Groupon announced the acquisition of the Laçador de Ofertas page, specialized in the South region of Brazil. Laçador de Ofertas offers the best deals in the South of Brazil for restaurants, entertainment, parks and services.
buyer: Groupon, Inc. (GRPN:$2,503.80)
Groupon offers a vast mobile and online marketplace where people discover and save on amazing things to do, see, eat and buy. By enabling real-time commerce across local businesses, travel destinations, consumer products and live events, shoppers can find the best a city has to offer. "
target: Laçador de Ofertas LTDA.
Laçador de Ofertas offers the best deals in the South of Brazil for restaurants, entertainment, parks and services. Our goal is to strive for you to experience the best moments with the best offers.
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announced 3/26/2017 via BNC Analysis

SkyFund, will acquire Groupon Israel

synopsis: Private equity fund Sky is acquiring control of electronic coupons company Groupon Israel from international company Groupon. Groupon began doing business in Israeli in 2011, when it acquired the Grouper coupons website. Groupon offers a vast mobile and online marketplace where people discover and save on amazing things to do, see, eat and buy.
buyer: SkyFund
SKY is a leading mid-market Israeli Private Equity fund. Founded in 2005 by Zvi Yochman and Nir Dagan, the Fund aims to achieve substantial capital appreciation and current income, principally by taking advantage of investment opportunities in middle market Israeli or Israel-related companies. "
target parent: Groupon, Inc.
target: Groupon Israel
Groupon began doing business in Israeli in 2011, when it acquired the Grouper coupons website. Serving Tel Aviv and surrounding cities since March 2010, Grouper was widely recognized as the first and largest deal site in Israel.
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announced 3/8/2017 via Market Wire

Fave Group, will acquire Groupon Singapore

synopsis: Southeast Asia's online-to-offline (O2O) e-commerce market leader Fave announced its acquisition of Groupon Singapore, the city-state's top deals and discounts platform. The acquisition is set to solidify the company's efforts in helping consumers save, while driving growth for local businesses across SEA.
buyer: Fave Group
Fave Group (formerly KFit Group) is the fastest growing O2O company in Southeast Asia. Started as a fitness sharing platform, Fave Group has expanded to include various other verticals such as Food & Restaurants, Beauty & Wellness, Lifestyle & Activities and more. "
target parent: Groupon, Inc.
target: Groupon Singapore
Groupon Singapore is the city-state's top deals and discounts platform. Launched in May 2010, Groupon Singapore features one daily deal on the best things to do, see, eat, and buy across Singapore.
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closed 2/22/2017 via BNC Analysis

Mountain Nazca, purchased Groupon LatAm from Groupon, Inc.

synopsis: Mountain Nazca acquired Groupon LatAm to increase growth across Chile, Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru. Groupon is a global leader of local commerce and the place to start to buy just about anything, anytime, anywhere.
buyer: Mountain Nazca
Mountain Nazca (formerly Nazca Ventures) is a Venture Capital and Venture Building firm focused in Latin American markets as well as Latin American entrepreneurs outside the region. Their goal is to help build lasting companies, with a true bottom-up approach. "
seller: Groupon, Inc. (GRPN:$2,503.80)
Groupon LatAm operates across Chile, Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru. Groupon is a global leader of local commerce and the place to start to buy just about anything, anytime, anywhere.
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announced 2/20/2017 via Reuters

Hong Kong Television Network Limited, will purchase Shift Media Group (Groupon HK) from Groupon, Inc.

synopsis: Groupon will sell and Talent Ascent (an investment holding company of Hong Kong Television Network) will acquire 100% of issued share capital of Shift Media Group (Groupon Hong Kong). Groupon offers a vast mobile and online marketplace where people discover and save on amazing things to do, see, eat and buy.
buyer: Hong Kong Television Network Limited (SEHK:1137:$24.02)
Hong Kong Television Network Limited, formerly City Telecom (H.K.) Limited, is engaged in the multimedia business. The Company's multimedia business includes its offer of free television programming through its over-the-top (OTT) platform, and its online shopping business, HKTV Mall. "
seller: Groupon, Inc. (GRPN:$2,503.80)
Shift Media Group Ltd. (Groupon Hong Kong) offers a vast mobile and online marketplace where people discover and save on amazing things to do, see, eat and buy. Shift Media Group is based in Wanchai, Hong Kong.
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closed 11/28/2016 via Market Wire

KFit Holdings Pte Ltd, purchased Groupon Malaysia from Groupon, Inc.

synopsis: Building the future of online-to-offline (O2O) commerce in Southeast Asia, KFit Group announced its acquisition of Groupon Malaysia. This follows KFit Group's acquisition of Groupon's Indonesia business in August and the rapid growth of its new Fave platform to further position the company as the region's O2O leader.
buyer: KFit Holdings Pte Ltd
KFit Group is the fastest growing O2O company in Southeast Asia. Started in April 2015 as a fitness sharing platform, KFit Group has expanded to include various other verticals such as Food & Restaurants, Beauty & Wellness, Lifestyle & Activities and more. "
seller: Groupon, Inc. (GRPN:$2,503.80)
Groupon Malaysia is an established market leader, serving millions of customers and thousands of local businesses. Groupon is a global leader of local commerce and the place to start to buy just about anything, anytime, anywhere.
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announced 10/26/2016 via Bloomberg

Groupon, Inc., will acquire LivingSocial.com

synopsis: Groupon Inc. agreed to buy LivingSocial Inc., absorbing an old rival in the once-fierce war between companies offering daily deals via e-mail. LivingSocial is the local marketplace to buy and share the best things to do in local cities and beyond.
buyer: Groupon, Inc. (GRPN:$2,503.80)
Groupon is a global leader of local commerce and the place to start to buy just about anything, anytime, anywhere. By leveraging the company's global relationships and scale, Groupon offers consumers a vast marketplace of unbeatable deals all over the world. "
target: LivingSocial.com
LivingSocial is the local marketplace to buy and share the best things to do in local cities and beyond. With unique and diverse offerings each day, LivingSocial inspires members to discover everything from weekend excursions to one-of-a kind events and experiences.
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closed 10/21/2016 via BNC Analysis

Groupon, Inc., acquired BeautyNow

synopsis: Chicago-based Groupon Inc. has acquired certain assets of Houston-based BeautyNow LLC. The app BeautyNow is an OpenTable-style app for salons. Customers can search for a time and treatment such as a manicure, haircut or other beauty appointment.
buyer: Groupon, Inc. (GRPN:$2,503.80)
Groupon is a global leader of local commerce and the place to start to buy just about anything, anytime, anywhere. By leveraging the company's global relationships and scale, Groupon offers consumers a vast marketplace of unbeatable deals all over the world. "
target: BeautyNow
The app BeautyNow is an OpenTable-style app for salons. Customers can search for a time and treatment such as a manicure, haircut or other beauty appointment. The app plugs into local scheduling software to find the earliest availability, giving the customer access to the quickest and closest salon.
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announced 6/6/2016 via BNC Analysis

KFit Holdings Pte Ltd, will acquire Groupon Indonesia

synopsis: KFit Holdings, a Singapore-based mobile app developer, signed a deal to acquire e-commerce marketplace Groupon Indonesia. Groupon Indonesia, formerly known as Disdus.com, has over one million subscribers and over 15,000 local merchants on its site.
buyer: KFit Holdings Pte Ltd
KFit offers unlimited access to gyms and fitness studios for a fixed monthly fee. KFit has also added more categories like massages and beauty salons to its offering. "
target parent: Groupon, Inc.
target: Groupon Indonesia
Groupon Indonesia, formerly known as Disdus.com, has over one million subscribers and over 15,000 local merchants on its site. Groupon chose to acquire the local daily deal site in 2011 among other Groupon clones in the country that offer similar deal-hunt services for customers.
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closed 5/9/2016 via PR Newswire

Upserve, Inc., acquired Breadcrumb

synopsis: Upserve announced that it has acquired Breadcrumb from Groupon, creating the industry's largest cloud-based restaurant management platform serving more than 6,000 restaurants in every U.S. state. Breadcrumb is a fully featured point of sale system for restaurants, bars and nightclubs built to run in the cloud and on Apple iPad devices.
buyer: Upserve, Inc.
Upserve puts everything restaurateurs need to know in one place, providing real-time guidance to empower local restaurants to unlock their full potential. One of the fastest-growing companies in the restaurant technology space, restaurants use Upserve to manage more than 20 million meals per month. "
target parent: Groupon, Inc.
target: Breadcrumb
Breadcrumb is a suite of powerful, cloud-based iPad and smartphone tools that help businesses operate faster, know their customers better and maximize revenue. Their products include flexible, affordable iPad point-of-sale products and payments solutions for cafes, restaurants, bars and nightclubs.
price ($mm)
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closed 5/5/2016 via BNC Analysis

Biglion, purchased Russian Business from Groupon, Inc.

synopsis: American Groupon, which specializes in the sale of goods and services at discounted prices, has sold its business in Russia to Biglion, Groupon's main competitor in Russia.
buyer parent: ru-Net
buyer: Biglion
Biglion offers discounts from 50 to 90% for services, goods and travel in more than 70 cities of Russia. Every day on the Biglion website there are special offers, in terms of which customers can buy discount coupons. "
seller: Groupon, Inc. (GRPN:$2,503.80)
Groupon's Russian Business started in 2010 when the American company acquired a controlling stake of a similar Russian service Darberry. Groupon is a global leader of local commerce and the place to start to buy just about anything, anytime, anywhere.
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closed 7/16/2015 via BusinessWire

Groupon, Inc., acquired OrderUp

synopsis: Groupon has acquired OrderUp, an on-demand online and mobile food ordering and delivery marketplace. OrderUp brings food ordering and delivery expertise to areas such as Baltimore, Md. and Denver, and markets with large student populations such as Bloomington, Ind., Boulder, Colo. and State College, Pa.
buyer: Groupon, Inc. (GRPN:$2,503.80)
Groupon is a global leader in local commerce, making it easy for people around the world to search and discover great businesses at unbeatable prices. Groupon provides merchants with a suite of products and services, credit card payments processing capabilities and point-of-sale solutions. "
target: OrderUp
OrderUp is the most complete on-demand food delivery marketplace for local markets outside of the top metros. With feet on the street in markets nationwide, OrderUp provides easy access to great food from locals' favorite restaurants.
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announced 6/18/2015 via BNC Analysis

Groupon, Inc., will acquire Venuelabs

synopsis: Groupon is acquiring Venuelabs, a Seattle-based startup that helps local retailers monitor what is being said about them on a variety of social networks. Venuelabs is the leader in customer measurement, analytics, and engagement for merchants.
buyer: Groupon, Inc. (GRPN:$2,503.80)
Groupon is a global leader in local commerce, making it easy for people around the world to search and discover great businesses at unbeatable prices. Groupon provides merchants with a suite of products and services, credit card payments processing capabilities and point-of-sale solutions. "
target: Venuelabs
Venuelabs is a Seattle-based startup that helps local retailers monitor what is being said about them on a variety of social networks. Venuelabs is the leader in customer measurement, analytics, and engagement for merchants.
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closed 6/5/2015 via BNC Analysis

Groupon, Inc., acquired PrettyQuick

synopsis: The Chicago-based online deals company Groupon said it is acquiring PrettyQuick, a Chicago-based startup website and app where users can book and pay for appointments at a range of beauty salons and spas.
buyer: Groupon, Inc. (GRPN:$2,503.80)
Groupon is a global leader in local commerce, making it easy for people around the world to search and discover great businesses at unbeatable prices. Groupon provides merchants with a suite of products and services, credit card payments processing capabilities and point-of-sale solutions. "
target: PrettyQuick
PrettyQuick™ is the easiest way to book beauty. Accepting online/ mobile bookings in over 500 of Chicago's best salons and spas, expect to see the beauty industry revolution hitting more cities soon.
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closed 11/17/2014 via BNC Analysis

Groupon, Inc., acquired SWARM Mobile

synopsis: Groupon announced that it has acquired Swarm Mobile, a startup that helps businesses connect with and track their customers while in stores. Their family of smart retail devices, coupled with advanced retail analytics and a comprehensive retail management platform, can help retailers increase sales through superior insights.
buyer: Groupon, Inc. (GRPN:$2,503.80)
Groupon is a global leader in local commerce, making it easy for people around the world to search and discover great businesses at unbeatable prices. Groupon provides merchants with a suite of products and services, credit card payments processing capabilities and point-of-sale solutions. "
target: SWARM Mobile
Swarm is a venture-backed technology company committed to helping small business retailers. Their family of smart retail devices, coupled with advanced retail analytics and a comprehensive retail management platform, can help retailers increase sales through superior insights.
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closed 1/13/2014 via BusinessWire

Groupon, Inc., acquired Ideeli

synopsis: Groupon, a global leader of local commerce, announced the acquisition of ideeli, a leading online flash fashion retailer, further extending its presence in fashion and apparel.
buyer: Groupon, Inc. (GRPN:$2,503.80)
Groupon is a global leader in local commerce, making it easy for people around the world to search and discover great businesses at unbeatable prices. Groupon provides merchants with a suite of products and services, credit card payments processing capabilities and point-of-sale solutions. "
target: Ideeli
Ideeli is a leading online retail site dedicated to delivering a unique, exciting daily shopping experience with a curated selection of offerings across the apparel, accessories, home, shoes, kids, travel and lifestyle categories.
price ($mm)[EV]
$43 [$41]
rev ($mm)
$98
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.5x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/11/2013 via BNC Analysis

Groupon, Inc., acquired Boomerang (rang.com)

synopsis: Groupon, the world's most popular daily deals site, has acquired Boomerang, a consumer social gifting application, that helps email and social media marketers run innovative social gifting campaigns.
buyer: Groupon, Inc. (GRPN:$2,503.80)
Groupon is a global leader in local commerce, making it easy for people around the world to search and discover great businesses at unbeatable prices. Groupon provides merchants with a suite of products and services, credit card payments processing capabilities and point-of-sale solutions. "
target parent: Lightbank LLC
target: Boomerang (rang.com)
Boomerang operates rang.com, a consumer social gifting application, that helps email and social media marketers run innovative social gifting campaigns. Boomerang’s gifting & rewards network provides online publishers with access to free, revenue-generating gift cards from top advertisers.
price ($mm)
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closed 1/2/2014 via BusinessWire

Groupon, Inc., acquired TicketMonster Inc.

synopsis: Groupon announced it has completed the acquisition of Ticket Monster, a leading Korean ecommerce company, for $260 million in cash and stock. TicketMonster Inc. is the leading social commerce website in South Korea. The company offers daily and instant deals, travel packages, and events to more than 2 million members in Korea and Malaysia.
buyer: Groupon, Inc. (GRPN:$2,503.80)
Groupon is a global leader in local commerce, making it easy for people around the world to search and discover great businesses at unbeatable prices. Groupon provides merchants with a suite of products and services, credit card payments processing capabilities and point-of-sale solutions. "
target parent: LivingSocial.com
target: TicketMonster Inc.
TicketMonster Inc. is the leading social commerce website in South Korea. Founded in 2010, TicketMonster offers daily and instant deals, travel packages, and events to more than 2 million members in Korea and Malaysia.
price ($mm)
$241
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/4/2020 via BNC Analysis

Jersey Post Limited, acquired Fetch.je

synopsis: Jersey Post, the postal delivery services provider for Jersey, has acquired local marketplace website Fetch.je. Fetch.je was launched at the end of March 2020 to offer the local community safe and continued online shopping during the initial pandemic restrictions. 
buyer: Jersey Post Limited
Established in 1969, and incorporated from the local government in 2006, Jersey Post now operates a network of 21 post offices across the island. In addition, Jersey Post provides postal delivery services to all Jersey residential households and business, five days a week. "
target: Fetch.je
Based in Jersey, Fetch.je was launched in March 2020 to offer the local community safe and continued online shopping during the initial pandemic restrictions. Fetch.je allowed Jersey to have an online marketplace where shops, service providers, and restaurants were able to rapidly trade online
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closed 12/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

Carsten Blom-Hanssen, acquired Sweetdeal

synopsis: Berlingske Media has sold Sweetdeal, a company that offers deals and coupons for travel, electronics, entertainment, food, and sports through its online platform and application, to Carsten Blom-Hanssen, a director at Sweetdeal A/S and a former director at Berlingske Media A/S. Sweetdeal is based in Denmark.
buyer: Carsten Blom-Hanssen
Carsten Blom-Hanssen is a director at Sweetdeal A/S and a former director at Berlingske Media A/S. He is based out of Copenhagen, Denmark. "
target parent: De Persgroep NV
target: Sweetdeal
Sweetdeal A/S offers deals and coupons for travel, electronics, entertainment, food, and sports through its online platform and application. The company was founded in 2017 and is based in Copenhagen, Denmark.
price ($mm)
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closed 12/7/2017 via BNC Analysis

Paytm, acquired Nearbuy.com

synopsis: Paytm has acquired Nearbuy.com, India’s first hyper-local online platform that enables customers and local merchants to discover and engage with each other. Nearbuy.com lets consumers discover their local city intimately, from fine dining to the top spas.
buyer parent: One97 Communications Ltd.
buyer: Paytm
Paytm is India's largest digital goods and mobile commerce platform - inspired and driven by a commitment to great consumer experience. Paytm is also a leading payment solutions provider to e-commerce merchants using its RBI approved semi-closed wallet. "
target: Nearbuy.com
Nearbuy.com is India’s first hyper-local online platform that enables customers and local merchants to discover and engage with each other. Whether it’s fine dining, relaxing at the top spas, or just discovering the local city intimately, Nearbuy.com makes it happen.
price ($mm)
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closed 11/8/2017 via BNC Analysis

EMERGE Commerce Inc., acquired WagJag.com

synopsis: EMERGE Commerce Inc., formerly known as Transformational Capital, has acquired Wagjag, an online deal community, from Metroland Media Group, a subsidiary of Torstar. WagJag is a deal-of-the-day website, or an online service that claims to offer various goods at reduced prices through "combined purchasing power."
buyer: EMERGE Commerce Inc. (TSXV:ECOM:$14.63)
EMERGE (formerly Transformational Capital) launched in 2015 with the mission of acquiring, consolidating, and operating a portfolio of consumer marketplaces, layering on mobile/advertising technologies by leveraging shared resources, direct-from-factory sourcing, and collective data. "
target parent: Torstar Corporation
target: WagJag.com
WagJag is a deal-of-the-day website, or an online service that claims to offer various goods at reduced prices through "combined purchasing power." The WagJag company started operating in late 2009 with its main office located in Toronto, Canada.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/11/2017 via BNC Analysis

Groupon, Inc., acquired Laçador de Ofertas LTDA.

synopsis: The discount site Groupon announced the acquisition of the Laçador de Ofertas page, specialized in the South region of Brazil. Laçador de Ofertas offers the best deals in the South of Brazil for restaurants, entertainment, parks and services.
buyer: Groupon, Inc. (GRPN:$2,503.80)
Groupon offers a vast mobile and online marketplace where people discover and save on amazing things to do, see, eat and buy. By enabling real-time commerce across local businesses, travel destinations, consumer products and live events, shoppers can find the best a city has to offer. "
target: Laçador de Ofertas LTDA.
Laçador de Ofertas offers the best deals in the South of Brazil for restaurants, entertainment, parks and services. Our goal is to strive for you to experience the best moments with the best offers.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/9/2017 via Company Press Release

Epipoli S.p.A, acquired Groupalia Italia

synopsis: Epipoli S.p.A, a provider of gift card and loytalty marketing solutions for retailers, banks, and service companies, has acquired Groupalia Italia. Groupalia Italia owns and operates a group buying and discounts website that offers discounts up to 90% off. They are present in 20 Italian cities and have over 4 million customers.
buyer: Epipoli S.p.A
Epipoli provides gift card and loytalty marketing solutions for retailers, banks, and service companies. They are the leading gift card network in europe, with over 250 partners in over 25,000 retail outlets. The company also offers a CRM platform and incentive programs. "
target: Groupalia Italia
Groupalia Italia owns and operates a group buying and discounts website that offers discounts up to 90% off. They are present in 20 Italian cities and have over 4 million customers. The company has sold over 5.5 million coupons and have collaborated with over 7,200 partners.
price ($mm)
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announced 3/26/2017 via BNC Analysis

SkyFund, will acquire Groupon Israel

synopsis: Private equity fund Sky is acquiring control of electronic coupons company Groupon Israel from international company Groupon. Groupon began doing business in Israeli in 2011, when it acquired the Grouper coupons website. Groupon offers a vast mobile and online marketplace where people discover and save on amazing things to do, see, eat and buy.
buyer: SkyFund
SKY is a leading mid-market Israeli Private Equity fund. Founded in 2005 by Zvi Yochman and Nir Dagan, the Fund aims to achieve substantial capital appreciation and current income, principally by taking advantage of investment opportunities in middle market Israeli or Israel-related companies. "
target parent: Groupon, Inc.
target: Groupon Israel
Groupon began doing business in Israeli in 2011, when it acquired the Grouper coupons website. Serving Tel Aviv and surrounding cities since March 2010, Grouper was widely recognized as the first and largest deal site in Israel.
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announced 3/8/2017 via Market Wire

Fave Group, will acquire Groupon Singapore

synopsis: Southeast Asia's online-to-offline (O2O) e-commerce market leader Fave announced its acquisition of Groupon Singapore, the city-state's top deals and discounts platform. The acquisition is set to solidify the company's efforts in helping consumers save, while driving growth for local businesses across SEA.
buyer: Fave Group
Fave Group (formerly KFit Group) is the fastest growing O2O company in Southeast Asia. Started as a fitness sharing platform, Fave Group has expanded to include various other verticals such as Food & Restaurants, Beauty & Wellness, Lifestyle & Activities and more. "
target parent: Groupon, Inc.
target: Groupon Singapore
Groupon Singapore is the city-state's top deals and discounts platform. Launched in May 2010, Groupon Singapore features one daily deal on the best things to do, see, eat, and buy across Singapore.
price ($mm)
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closed 2/22/2017 via BNC Analysis

Mountain Nazca, purchased Groupon LatAm from Groupon, Inc.

synopsis: Mountain Nazca acquired Groupon LatAm to increase growth across Chile, Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru. Groupon is a global leader of local commerce and the place to start to buy just about anything, anytime, anywhere.
buyer: Mountain Nazca
Mountain Nazca (formerly Nazca Ventures) is a Venture Capital and Venture Building firm focused in Latin American markets as well as Latin American entrepreneurs outside the region. Their goal is to help build lasting companies, with a true bottom-up approach. "
seller: Groupon, Inc. (GRPN:$2,503.80)
Groupon LatAm operates across Chile, Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru. Groupon is a global leader of local commerce and the place to start to buy just about anything, anytime, anywhere.
price ($mm)
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announced 2/20/2017 via Reuters

Hong Kong Television Network Limited, will purchase Shift Media Group (Groupon HK) from Groupon, Inc.

synopsis: Groupon will sell and Talent Ascent (an investment holding company of Hong Kong Television Network) will acquire 100% of issued share capital of Shift Media Group (Groupon Hong Kong). Groupon offers a vast mobile and online marketplace where people discover and save on amazing things to do, see, eat and buy.
buyer: Hong Kong Television Network Limited (SEHK:1137:$24.02)
Hong Kong Television Network Limited, formerly City Telecom (H.K.) Limited, is engaged in the multimedia business. The Company's multimedia business includes its offer of free television programming through its over-the-top (OTT) platform, and its online shopping business, HKTV Mall. "
seller: Groupon, Inc. (GRPN:$2,503.80)
Shift Media Group Ltd. (Groupon Hong Kong) offers a vast mobile and online marketplace where people discover and save on amazing things to do, see, eat and buy. Shift Media Group is based in Wanchai, Hong Kong.
price ($mm)
$0.67
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/28/2016 via Market Wire

KFit Holdings Pte Ltd, purchased Groupon Malaysia from Groupon, Inc.

synopsis: Building the future of online-to-offline (O2O) commerce in Southeast Asia, KFit Group announced its acquisition of Groupon Malaysia. This follows KFit Group's acquisition of Groupon's Indonesia business in August and the rapid growth of its new Fave platform to further position the company as the region's O2O leader.
buyer: KFit Holdings Pte Ltd
KFit Group is the fastest growing O2O company in Southeast Asia. Started in April 2015 as a fitness sharing platform, KFit Group has expanded to include various other verticals such as Food & Restaurants, Beauty & Wellness, Lifestyle & Activities and more. "
seller: Groupon, Inc. (GRPN:$2,503.80)
Groupon Malaysia is an established market leader, serving millions of customers and thousands of local businesses. Groupon is a global leader of local commerce and the place to start to buy just about anything, anytime, anywhere.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
announced 10/26/2016 via Bloomberg

Groupon, Inc., will acquire LivingSocial.com

synopsis: Groupon Inc. agreed to buy LivingSocial Inc., absorbing an old rival in the once-fierce war between companies offering daily deals via e-mail. LivingSocial is the local marketplace to buy and share the best things to do in local cities and beyond.
buyer: Groupon, Inc. (GRPN:$2,503.80)
Groupon is a global leader of local commerce and the place to start to buy just about anything, anytime, anywhere. By leveraging the company's global relationships and scale, Groupon offers consumers a vast marketplace of unbeatable deals all over the world. "
target: LivingSocial.com
LivingSocial is the local marketplace to buy and share the best things to do in local cities and beyond. With unique and diverse offerings each day, LivingSocial inspires members to discover everything from weekend excursions to one-of-a kind events and experiences.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 9/14/2016 via BNC Analysis

Airbnb, acquired Trip4real

synopsis: Airbnb has acquired Trip4Real, an activity-booking company. Based in Barcelona,Trip4Real lets people book activities in over 70 European cities (though most of those cities are in Spain), and is planning to expand into Latin America. Its website says it has around 10,000 users globally.
buyer: Airbnb
Founded in August of 2008 and based in San Francisco, California, Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world — online or from a mobile phone. "
target: Trip4real
Experience Europe like a local. Trip4real allows users to tour cities with people who actually live and breathe the city they are visiting. Book tours and activities hosted by local insiders across Europe and experience a place like they live there.
price ($mm)
$8.41
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/5/2016 via BNC Analysis

HelloAsso SAS, acquired CoursAvenue SAS

synopsis: HelloAsso acquired CoursAvenue. The company operates an online portal for users to find and review leisure courses which include cooking, yoga, and dance courses.
buyer: HelloAsso SAS
HelloAsso is the first crowdfunding platform dedicated to associations. Their mission is to offer associations a collection solution available and appropriate. Their platform is open to all registered associations in France. "
target: CoursAvenue SAS
CoursAvenue SAS operates an online portal for users to find and review leisure courses which include cooking, yoga, and dance courses. CoursAvenue SAS was formerly known as LeBonCours. CoursAvenue SAS was incorporated in 2012 and is based in Paris, France.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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announced 6/6/2016 via BNC Analysis

KFit Holdings Pte Ltd, will acquire Groupon Indonesia

synopsis: KFit Holdings, a Singapore-based mobile app developer, signed a deal to acquire e-commerce marketplace Groupon Indonesia. Groupon Indonesia, formerly known as Disdus.com, has over one million subscribers and over 15,000 local merchants on its site.
buyer: KFit Holdings Pte Ltd
KFit offers unlimited access to gyms and fitness studios for a fixed monthly fee. KFit has also added more categories like massages and beauty salons to its offering. "
target parent: Groupon, Inc.
target: Groupon Indonesia
Groupon Indonesia, formerly known as Disdus.com, has over one million subscribers and over 15,000 local merchants on its site. Groupon chose to acquire the local daily deal site in 2011 among other Groupon clones in the country that offer similar deal-hunt services for customers.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 5/5/2016 via BNC Analysis

Biglion, purchased Russian Business from Groupon, Inc.

synopsis: American Groupon, which specializes in the sale of goods and services at discounted prices, has sold its business in Russia to Biglion, Groupon's main competitor in Russia.
buyer parent: ru-Net
buyer: Biglion
Biglion offers discounts from 50 to 90% for services, goods and travel in more than 70 cities of Russia. Every day on the Biglion website there are special offers, in terms of which customers can buy discount coupons. "
seller: Groupon, Inc. (GRPN:$2,503.80)
Groupon's Russian Business started in 2010 when the American company acquired a controlling stake of a similar Russian service Darberry. Groupon is a global leader of local commerce and the place to start to buy just about anything, anytime, anywhere.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 3/23/2016 via Company Press Release

Ringier AG, acquired DealDey

synopsis: Ringier, the largest internationally operating Swiss media company, announced it has acquired one of Nigeria’s biggest online shopping platforms, DealDey. DealDey features a daily deal on the best things to do, see, eat, and buy in Nigeria. DealDey is an easy and fun way to get fantastic deals on great experiences.
buyer: Ringier AG
Ringier is the largest internationally operating Swiss media company, producing over 120 newspapers and magazines. It also runs printing plants, several radio and TV stations and well over 80 web and mobile platforms with a worldwide staff of approximately 7,500 employees. "
target: DealDey
Launched in March 2011, DealDey features a daily deal on the best things to do, see, eat, and buy in Nigeria. DealDey is an easy and fun way to get fantastic deals on great experiences.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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closed 2/18/2016 via Market Wire

Michael Bailey, acquired SwarmJam

synopsis: Entrepreneur and Investor, Michael Bailey has acquired SwarmJam.com, Canada's newest daily deals platform allows local businesses and merchants to connect with their communities and Canada on a broader scale.
buyer: Michael Bailey
Michael Bailey is an entrepreneur with a strong track record in identifying market opportunities and adding significant value to public and private enterprise. "
target parent: CityXpress Ltd
target: SwarmJam
SwarmJam is a collective buying site that features daily deals from vendors carefully selected to ensure that consumers receive high quality products and service.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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closed 2/5/2016 via BNC Analysis

Ofertix SLU, acquired Offerum

synopsis: Ofertix, a private online shopping club in Spain, acquired Offerum and Groupalia Compra Colectiva. from Merchant Digital Services for €9 million. Groupalia and Offerum, two leading companies in the sector and online coupons discounts in Spain, were merged in March 2015 and formed Merchant Digital Services.
buyer: Ofertix SLU
Founded in 2007, Ofertix is a private online shopping club that allows members to buy goods with high discounts. Ofertix organizes private sales events every day with up to 80% off retail price. "
target: Offerum
Offerum is a collective buying site for local daily deals on goods and services: restaurants, leisure activities, hotels, beauty and wellness etc. Groupalia is an e-commerce platform that offers discounted flash sales on leisure packages, services, food, and other products in Spain and Italy.
price ($mm)
$10
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/26/2015 via Company Press Release

Exponent Private Equity, purchased UK and Ireland Operations from LivingSocial.com

synopsis: Exponent Private Equity announced the acquisition of the UK and Ireland operations of LivingSocial. LivingSocial is a leading marketplace to buy and share the best things to do. Their UK and Ireland operations provide a trusted, convenient source for finding value on everyday items and activities in the UK and Ireland.
buyer: Exponent Private Equity
Exponent is a private equity firm that invests in UK headquartered businesses. They invest in successful companies with an enterprise value of between £75m-£350m. The firm does this by finding the right companies, identifying their potential and working with great people to develop them. "
seller: LivingSocial.com
LivingSocial.com is a leading marketplace to buy and share the best things to do. Their UK and Ireland operations provide a trusted, convenient source for finding value on everyday items and activities and identifying novel, enriching and fun experiences for users to enjoy in the UK and Ireland.
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DesignOne Japan, Inc.
DesignOne Japan, Inc.
DesignOne Japan is an internet media company in Japan. DesignOne Japan operates Ekiten, one of the largest local information word-of-mouth sites in Japan. Ekiten enables people to find information and reviews for all kinds of shops and services, including restaurants, hair salons, dentists and more.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$20.09
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.05
EBIT ($mm)
$3.92
Net Income ($mm)
$1.88
Employees
120
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Ticker: SEEK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TheDirectory.com, Inc.
TheDirectory.com, Inc.
TheDirectory.com is a diversified Local Internet search company that owns and operates a network of locally targeted category specific search destinations anchored by its Local business search engine www.TheDirectory.com.
year
2007
rev ($mm)
$0.03
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.53)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.53)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1
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Ticker: GRPN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Groupon, Inc.
Groupon, Inc.
Groupon is a global leader of local commerce and the place to start to buy just about anything, anytime, anywhere. By leveraging the company's global relationships and scale, Groupon offers consumers a vast marketplace of unbeatable deals all over the world.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,503.80
EBITDA ($mm)
$128.93
EBIT ($mm)
$70.09
Net Income ($mm)
$8.11
Employees
6576
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Ticker: LIVE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
LiveDeal, Inc.
LiveDeal, Inc.
LiveDeal Inc. provides marketing solutions that boost customer awareness and merchant visibility on the Internet. It operates a deal engine, a service that connects merchants and consumers via a platform that uses geo-location, enabling businesses to communicate real-time offers to nearby consumers.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$4.56
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.57)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.98)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
22
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Ticker: APPZ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Monster Offers, Inc. {duplicate}
Monster Offers, Inc. {duplicate}
Monster Arts is a Daily Deal analytics provider and aggregator, collecting daily deals from multiple sites in local communities across the U.S. and Canada. The company collects and publishes thousands of daily deals and allows consumers to organize these deals by geography or product categories.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$1.00
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: DCOU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Discount Coupons Corp
Discount Coupons Corp
Discount Coupons Corp, an Internet marketing and technology company, operates in two segments, daily deal site management and full-service digital marketing agency services. The daily deal segment operates daily deal websites that sell discounted vouchers to consumers.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$0.04
EBITDA ($mm)
($4.15)
EBIT ($mm)
($4.17)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5
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Ticker: TWWI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thrive Worldwide, Inc.
Thrive Worldwide, Inc.
Thrive World Wide, Inc. is a web-centric multimedia company. Through its wholly owned subsidiary DailyHotDeal, it has been engaged in the "Deal of the Day" business.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.51)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.52)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
11
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Ticker: YCNG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
YouChange Holdings Corp
YouChange Holdings Corp
YouChange Holdings Corp is a leading community for electronics collection, e-waste tracking, and re-commerce. YouChange makes it easy for people to trade excess electronics for cash and rewards points, all while joining an ever growing social movement and protecting the environment.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$0.09
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.01)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.01)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
8
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Ticker: NGM:PANT MTF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pantaluren Group AB
Pantaluren Group AB
Pantaluren Group AB is a Swedish company that operates webstores for used electronics. Their stores allow people to buy and sell used phones, tablets, computers and accessories. Their brands include iElektronik, Pantaluren, Mobilpengar, and Pantadatorn.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: TSE:3964
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aucnet, Inc.
Aucnet, Inc.
Based in Japan, Aucnet Inc. provides information distribution services for auctions. The company engages in the IT auction and distribution of used cars, motorcycles, cut flowers, digital equipment, medical equipment, as well as brand items and used PCs.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$174.19
EBITDA ($mm)
$41.60
EBIT ($mm)
$28.07
Net Income ($mm)
$15.05
Employees
590
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Ticker: TSEC:2614
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Eastern Media International Corp
Eastern Media International Corporation is principally engaged in television shopping and Internet shopping business. The Company operates U-Life, a television shopping channel and U-Mall, an online shopping mall.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$356.76
EBITDA ($mm)
$9.21
EBIT ($mm)
($0.62)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
333
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Ticker: BSE:539807
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Infibeam Incorporation Ltd
Infibeam Incorporation Ltd
Infibeam Incorporation, an e-commerce company, provides a cloud-based technology platform, and e-commerce infrastructure and logistics support for various merchants, products, and services. They own the Infibeam BuildaBazaar e-commerce marketplace, and Infibeam.com, a multi-category online retailer.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$117.49
EBITDA ($mm)
$17.17
EBIT ($mm)
$12.83
Net Income ($mm)
$12.35
Employees
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Ticker: WOWO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WoWo Ltd.
WoWo Ltd. operates China’s leading third-party e-commerce platform on both www.55.com and mobile applications, focusing on local entertainment and lifestyle services such as restaurants, movie theaters and beauty salons.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$30.07
EBITDA ($mm)
($41.80)
EBIT ($mm)
($43.67)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3194
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Ticker: BIT:CHL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CHL SpA
CHL SpA
CHL is an Italian company that operates in the telecommunications, information technology, e-commerce, and logistics sectors. CHL operates an online marketplace that allows customers to purchase products from various shops. They offer clothing, furniture, car accessories, electronics, wine and more.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$24.84
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.94)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.59)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
18
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Ticker: POSH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Poshmark
Poshmark
Poshmark is a leading social marketplace for new and secondhand style for women, men, kids, pets, home and more. By combining the human connection of physical shopping with the scale, ease, and selection benefits of e-commerce, Poshmark makes buying and selling simple, social, and sustainable.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$300.81
EBITDA ($mm)
($7.21)
EBIT ($mm)
($10.36)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
558
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Ticker: TSE:3989
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sharing Technology Corporation
Sharing Technology Corporation
Based in Japan, Sharing Technology offers Sharing Place, a lifestyle and business matching platform and call center that utilizes big data. Sharing Place connects and matches users who require specific services to service providers and businesses throughout Japan based on their request and location.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$18.50
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$3.30
Net Income ($mm)
$2.06
Employees
97
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Ticker: TSE:3092
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Start Today Co., Ltd.
Start Today Co., Ltd.
Start Today Co., LTD. is a Japan-based company engaged in the E-commerce (EC) business which operates Internet shopping site under the name of ZOZORESORT, as well as the provision of other related services. Start Today operates an online shopping site "ZOZOTOWN" for apparel.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$723.86
EBITDA ($mm)
$271.80
EBIT ($mm)
$256.81
Net Income ($mm)
$166.68
Employees
800
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