Like Hipster, Inc.

closed 3/15/2012 via BNC Analysis

AOL Inc., acquired Hipster, Inc.

synopsis: AOL has announced that it has acquired iOS and Android photo-sharing app Hipster. Hipster's applications and website allow more than 100,000 users to create postcards from photos taken on iPhone and Android devices.
buyer: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL Inc. is a leading global Web services company with an extensive suite of brands and offerings and a substantial worldwide audience. AOL's business spans online content, products and services that the company offers to consumers, publishers and advertisers. "
target: Hipster, Inc.
Hipster, Inc. is an iOS and android photo-sharing app. Its applications and website allow more than 100,000 users to create postcards from photos taken on iPhone and Android devices.
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closed 10/25/2017 via BNC Analysis

DxO Labs SAS, acquired Nik Collection

synopsis: DxO has announced that it has acquired Nik Collection from Google and will continue development “for the benefit of the photographer community.” The Nik Collection is composed of seven desktop plugins for Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop that provide a powerful range of photo editing capabilities.
buyer: DxO Labs SAS
For well over a decade, DxO has been developing some of the world’s most advanced image processing technologies. DxO designs and manufactures the DxO ONE, a connected, miniaturized, and pro-quality camera for iPhone and iPad. "
target parent: Google
target: Nik Collection
The Nik Collection is composed of seven desktop plugins for Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop that provide a powerful range of photo editing capabilities.
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closed 3/15/2017 via BNC Analysis

Giphy, Inc., acquired imoji

synopsis: GIF-finding platform Giphy has acquired imoji, a startup that has developed a popular platform for creators to build and distribute custom-made stickers and emoji to the messaging masses.
buyer: Giphy, Inc.
The vision for Giphy isn’t really just about finding GIFs. It’s a search engine with a community, a platform with a host of features targeted at gif artists, brands, publishers, enthusiasts, bloggers, and anyone generally looking to discover or create that next big meme. "
target: imoji
imoji is an app that turns selfies and other pictures into stickers for texting. Users can also search the app for trending “imojis.” imoji is currently available on iOS.
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announced 7/6/2016 via BNC Analysis

Knowledge Machine International, Inc., will acquire everyStory, Inc.

synopsis: Knowledge Machine International, Inc. ("KMI") entered into an Acquisition and Share Exchange Agreementwith EveryStory, Inc. As a result of the closing of the Acquisition Agreement, EveryStory would become a wholly owned subsidiary of KMI. EveryStory is a cloud-based story-sharing platform that allows users to share personal stories in one place.
buyer: Knowledge Machine International, Inc. (OTCPK:KNMX:$0.00)
Knowledge Machine International, Inc., formerly Songbird Development Inc., is a technology company. The Company is focused on targeting new technologies, acquiring licensing rights to those technologies, and marketing its technologies. The Company's subsidiary is Knowledge Machine, Inc. "
target: everyStory, Inc.
everyStory, Inc, based in San Diego, CA. is an interactive cloud based social media platform, combining photo and audio sharing technologies designed to consolidate and archive your family’s precious memories for generations to come.
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announced 1/20/2016 via Reuters

Metaps Inc., will acquire AppStair

synopsis: Metaps, a company that provides business tools based on big data and artificial intelligence, is to fully acquire AppStair, a company that offers Film Story, a video editor that links photos and videos to create movies; and Sweet Movies, an application that enables users to add music to photos and create movies.
buyer: Metaps Inc. (TSE:6172:$162.34)
Metaps Inc. provides business tools based on big data and artificial intelligence. The company operates metaps, a Software Development Kit (SDK) that analyzes and provides essential data for marketing, promotions, and monetization; and SPIKE, an ecommerce transaction service. "
target: AppStair
AppStair Inc. develops mobile applications. It offers Film Story, a video editor that links photos and videos to create movies; and Sweet Movies, an application that enables users to add music to photos and create movies.
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closed 9/3/2015 via PR Newswire

RelayRides, Inc., acquired SocialStudio, Inc.

synopsis: The world's largest peer-to-peer car sharing marketplace, RelayRides, announced that it has acquired SocialStudio, developers of JumpCam and FADE, to help the company keep pace with skyrocketing growth. As part of the acquisition, 12 total team members will have joined the RelayRides team, including seven engineers.
buyer: RelayRides, Inc.
RelayRides, Inc. engages in neighbor-to-neighbor car sharing business in the United States. The company operates as a car sharing marketplace, and connects people who need a car with vehicle owners whose rides would otherwise be sitting idle. "
target: SocialStudio, Inc.
SocialStudio, Inc. is a mobile application developer. Their two main applications are JumpCam, an application to create collaborative videos with friends and family, and Fade, a free, fun way to share moments among college students.
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closed 3/16/2015 via BusinessWire

Forbes, Inc., acquired Camerama

synopsis: Forbes Media announced the acquisition of the private photo sharing app Camerama. Camerama allows users to create and share virtual cameras with friends. Photos taken with those cameras are shared with the group instantly and privately. No more fumbling with messaging, email and file sharing platforms to send personal photos.
buyer: Forbes, Inc.
Forbes Media LLC, publisher of Forbes magazine and forbes.com, is an authoritative source of news and information on business, investing, technology, entrepreneurship, leadership and affluent lifestyles. "
target: Camerama
Camerama is a group photo sharing app. Camerama allows users to create and share virtual cameras with friends. Photos taken with those cameras are shared with the group instantly and privately. No more fumbling with messaging, email and file sharing platforms to send personal photos.
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closed 7/1/2014 via BusinessWire

Appuous, Inc., purchased Analog and Analog Camera from Realmac Software, Ltd.

synopsis: Appuous Inc., a software development company founded by Wake Forest University student, Austin Evers, announced that it has acquired both Analog and Analog Camera from popular UK-based Realmac Software, Ltd. Analog and Analog Camera, built for Mac and iOS, respectively, make it easy for anyone to apply stunning filters and borders to photos.
buyer: Appuous, Inc.
Appuous Inc. is a software development company. Since 2009, Appuous has aimed to create apps for iOS and Mac that are beautiful in their simplicity and innovation. Appuous products focus on making a positive impact on people’s daily lives. "
seller: Realmac Software, Ltd.
Analog and Analog Camera, built for Mac and iOS, respectively, make it easy for anyone to apply stunning filters and borders to photos. The applications allow one to easily share their edited pictures with friends, family, and others through Flickr, Facebook, Tumblr, and more.
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closed 5/21/2014 via BNC Analysis

Dropbox, Inc., acquired Bubbli

synopsis: Dropbox has acquired Bubbli, a startup that has built some innovative ways of incorporating 3D technology into 2D views, and packaging it in a mobile app for ordinary consumers to use. The acquisition builds on Dropbox’s existing assets in the photo space — specifically acquisitions like Snapjoy (which was eventually shut down) and Loom.
buyer: Dropbox, Inc. (DBX:$1,321.30)
Dropbox is a file hosting service that offers cloud storage, file synchronization, and client software. It allows users to create a special folder on each of their computers, which Dropbox then synchronizes so that it appears to be the same folder regardless of which computer is used to view it. "
target: Bubbli
Bubbli is an iOS app that allows users to snap spherical panorama images . It also enables users to record photo spheres with sound. Bubbli is free and supports all iOS devices that run iOS 7.0 or newer.
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closed 2/12/2014 via BNC Analysis

Yahoo! Inc., acquired Wander

synopsis: Yahoo has acquired New York-based startup Wander. Wander is a visual diary that lets users to capture and share their whole day. It enables users to snap photos to create animated GIFs, and connect with friends and family.
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: Wander
Wander is a visual diary that lets users to capture and share their whole day. It enables users to snap photos to create animated GIFs, and connect with friends and family.
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closed 6/12/2013 via BNC Analysis

Yahoo! Inc., acquired GhostBird Software

synopsis: Yahoo acquired GhostBird Software, the creators of advanced iOS photography apps, KitCam and PhotoForge2. GhostBird Software is an independent software studio based in Toronto, Canada, specializing in photography apps and games for iOS.
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: GhostBird Software
GhostBird Software is an independent software studio based in Toronto, Canada specializing in photography apps and games for iOS. They are the creators of two advanced iOS photography apps, KitCam and PhotoForge2.
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closed 11/21/2012 via BNC Analysis

500px, acquired Pulpfingers

synopsis: 500px, the photo-sharing site, announced that it has acquired the two-man French startup Pulpfingers, developer of iOS apps in the photography space, including an app for viewing 500px photos on the iPhone, ISO500.
buyer: 500px
500px is a photo community powered by creative people worldwide that lets you discover, share, buy and sell inspiring photographs. "
target: Pulpfingers
Pulpfingers is a team of developer and designers devoted to create apps for the iPhone, iPad, Mac & iPod Touch. They are based in Strasbourg, France. Pulpfingers' Photopular is the first iPhone App thats supports Flickr Stats on the iPhone/iPod Touch.
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closed 10/4/2012 via BNC Analysis

Motorola Mobility Holdings, Inc, acquired Viewdle, Inc.

synopsis: Motorola Mobility has acquired image and gesture recognition firm Viewdle. Viewdle sits between the camera and the consumer—introducing new user experiences in mobile interaction, augmented reality, photo management, gaming, social networking, and marketing.
buyer parent: Google Inc.
buyer: Motorola Mobility Holdings, Inc
Motorola Mobility, Inc. fuses innovative technology with human insights. Its portfolio includes converged mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets; wireless accessories; end-to-end video and data delivery; and management solutions, including set-tops and data-access devices. "
target: Viewdle, Inc.
Based in Silicon Valley, Viewdle is the only independent, mobile-focused computer vision company. Viewdle sits between the camera and the consumer—introducing new user experiences in mobile interaction, augmented reality, photo management, gaming, social networking, and marketing.
price ($mm)
$45
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closed 10/3/2012 via GlobeNewswire

Ancestry.com, acquired 1000Memories, Inc.

synopsis: Ancestry.com Inc., the world's largest online family history resource, announced it has acquired 1000memories Inc., the San Francisco-based startup that has been focused on helping people digitize and share the estimated 1.7 trillion paper photos stored in their albums, attics, and shoeboxes.
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity
buyer: 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. "
target: 1000Memories, Inc.
Founded in 2010 in San Francisco, 1000memories makes it easy to digitize and share photos and stories from the past. 1000memories also operates the ShoeBox Mobile App, which allows users to turn their mobile phones into a photo scanner and share their images online and on-the-go.
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closed 9/20/2012 via BNC Analysis

SingTel, acquired Pixable

synopsis: SingTel, Asia’s leading communications group, announced that it has acquired 100% of New York City-based Pixable for USD26.5M. The company is known for its smartphone app that prioritises photos on social networks for consumers.
buyer parent: Temasek Holdings
buyer: SingTel (SGX:Z74:$12,547.59)
SingTel is Asia’s leading communications group providing a portfolio of services including voice and data solutions over fixed, wireless and Internet platforms as well as infocomm technology and pay TV. "
target: Pixable
Pixable provides social web users with a personalised photo experience, using next generation predictive analytics and artificial intelligence to analyse users’ interactions and consumption habits to prioritise photos from close friends and family.
price ($mm)
$27
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closed 9/17/2012 via BusinessWire

Shutterfly, Inc., acquired Penguin Digital

synopsis: Shutterfly, Inc., a leading Internet-based social expression and personal publishing service, announced that it has acquired Penguin Digital, Inc., a mobile application developer that provides consumers with a fun and easy way to create, share and purchase photo merchandise directly from their mobile devices.
buyer: Shutterfly, Inc. (SFLY:$2,086.78)
Founded in 1999, Shutterfly, Inc. is an Internet-based social expression and personal publishing company and operates Shutterfly.com, Tiny Prints.com, Treat.com and Weddingpaperdivas.com. Shutterfly provides high quality products and world class services that allow consumers to preserve photos. "
target: Penguin Digital
Penguin Mobile technology provides consumers with a fun and easy way to create, share and purchase photo merchandise directly from their mobile devices.
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closed 9/6/2012 via BNC Analysis

Facebook, acquired Instagram

synopsis: Facebook has closed its purchase of Instagram, the wildly popular photo-sharing app. The deal was originally valued at $1 billion, but with Facebook trading at $18.06 on Aug. 31 when the deal closed, it is worth about $715.3 million, $300 million of it in cash and the rest in stock.
buyer: Facebook (FB:$73,357.00)
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world. "
target: Instagram
Instagram is a free photo sharing application that allows users to take a photo, apply a digital filter, then share it on a variety of social networking services including Instagram's own. Instagram is compatible with the iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch and any Android camera phone.
price ($mm)
$715
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closed 12/14/2011 via Company Press Release

RadiumOne, Inc., acquired Focal Labs

synopsis: RadiumOne, the first online ad network to leverage social data on the Web, announced the acquisition of Focal Labs, a technology platform and developer of the photo sharing and geo location apps Clixtr and PicBounce.
buyer: RadiumOne, Inc.
RadiumOne is the first online ad network to leverage social data on the Web. Through its unique ShareGraphTM process, RadiumOne enables brands to identify users who are most likely to interact with their ads. "
target: Focal Labs
Focal Labs is a mobile photo apps company based in San Francisco. Focal Labs has been focused on turning your smartphone into a smartcamera since the launch of the Apple App Store. Its innovative products include Clixtr and PicBounce which are available in the App Store.
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closed 4/30/2013 via BusinessWire

Shutterfly, Inc., acquired MyPublisher, Inc.

synopsis: Shutterfly, Inc., the leading manufacturer and digital retailer of high-quality personalized products and services, announced that it has acquired MyPublisher, one of the pioneers in the photo book industry and creator of easy-to-use photo book-making software.
buyer: Shutterfly, Inc. (SFLY:$2,086.78)
Shutterfly, Inc. is the leading manufacturer and digital retailer of high-quality personalized products and services. The Shutterfly, Inc. brands include Shutterfly; Tiny Prints, premium cards & stationery; Wedding Paper Divas, wedding invitations & stationery; & Treat, personalized greeting cards. "
target: MyPublisher, Inc.
MyPublisher has established itself as one of the leaders in custom photo-book software, bookstore quality printing and superior customer service. MyPublisher has sold and shipped more than 5 million photo books since 2002.
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closed 1/7/2013 via BusinessWire

Shutterfly, Inc., acquired ThisLife.com, Inc.

synopsis: Shutterfly, Inc., the market leader in digital personalized photo products and services, announced that it has acquired ThisLife, a cloud-based solution offering intuitive photo and video organization, storing and sharing.
buyer: Shutterfly, Inc. (SFLY:$2,086.78)
Founded in 1999, Shutterfly, Inc. is an Internet-based social expression and personal publishing company and operates Shutterfly.com, Tiny Prints.com, Treat.com and Weddingpaperdivas.com. Shutterfly provides high quality products and world class services that allow consumers to preserve photos. "
target: ThisLife.com, Inc.
ThisLife is a complete cloud solution for protecting, organizing and sharing photos and videos. ThisLife combines the convenience and safety of the cloud with a beautiful interface and intuitive, one-of-a-kind features to make organizing and sharing life’s moments fun.
price ($mm)
$23
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closed 3/15/2012 via BNC Analysis

AOL Inc., acquired Hipster, Inc.

synopsis: AOL has announced that it has acquired iOS and Android photo-sharing app Hipster. Hipster's applications and website allow more than 100,000 users to create postcards from photos taken on iPhone and Android devices.
buyer: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL Inc. is a leading global Web services company with an extensive suite of brands and offerings and a substantial worldwide audience. AOL's business spans online content, products and services that the company offers to consumers, publishers and advertisers. "
target: Hipster, Inc.
Hipster, Inc. is an iOS and android photo-sharing app. Its applications and website allow more than 100,000 users to create postcards from photos taken on iPhone and Android devices.
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closed 6/13/2017 via PR Newswire

AOL Inc., acquired Yahoo! Inc.

synopsis: Verizon Communications Inc., a company that that offers wireless telecommunications products and services, has completed its acquisition of the operating business of Yahoo! Inc., known for its Web portal, search engine Yahoo! Search, and related services. Verizon has combined these assets with its existing AOL business.
buyer parent: Verizon Communications
buyer: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL is a media technology company with a mission to connect consumers and creators through open marketplaces. AOL uses data to disrupt content production, distribution and monetization. The company connects publishers with advertisers across its global, programmatic platforms. "
target: Yahoo! Inc. (AABA:$5,409.25)
Yahoo! Inc. is focused on making the world's daily habits inspiring and entertaining. They operate an internet search engine that creates highly personalized experiences for their users, keeping people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the globe.
price ($mm)
$4,826
rev ($mm)
$4,894
EBITDA ($mm)
$151
EV / rev
1.0x
EV / EBITDA
31.9x
closed 1/25/2016 via BNC Analysis

AOL Inc., acquired AlephD

synopsis: AOL, Inc. has acquired AlephD, a Paris-based startup that helps publishers automatically indentify the best price for each ad impression. AlephD provides real-time solutions to publishers selling inventory over RTB.
buyer parent: Verizon Communications
buyer: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL is a media technology company that simplifies the Internet for consumers and creators by unleashing the world's best builders of culture and code. AOL operates at scale, connecting tens of thousands of publishers with advertisers on its global and programmatic, content and advertising platforms."
target: AlephD
AlephD provides real-time solutions to publishers selling inventory over RTB. AlephD provides real-time capabilities to online publishers. Its solutions instantly boost digital publishers RTB revenues (Real Time Bidding) by up to 30%.
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closed 10/23/2015 via BusinessWire

AOL Inc., acquired Millennial Media

synopsis: AOL, a media technology company, announced the successful completion of its tender offer to purchase all outstanding shares of Millennial Media, the leading independent mobile ad marketplace, making mobile simple for the world’s top brands, app developers and mobile web publishers.
buyer parent: Verizon Communications
buyer: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL is a media technology company that simplifies the Internet for consumers and creators by unleashing the world's best builders of culture and code. AOL operates at scale, connecting tens of thousands of publishers with advertisers on its global and programmatic, content and advertising platforms."
target: Millennial Media (NYSE:MM:$285.27)
Millennial Media is the leading independent mobile ad marketplace, making mobile simple for the world’s top brands, app developers and mobile web publishers. The company’s unique data and technology assets enable its advertising clients to connect with their target audiences at scale.
price ($mm)[EV]
$201 [$171]*
rev ($mm)
$285
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.8x
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/31/2015 via BNC Analysis

AOL Inc., acquired Kanvas

synopsis: AOL, a media technology company, is acquiring Kanvas Labs, maker of mobile social apps. Kanvas' flagship product lets users get creative with mixed media by combining photos, gifs, video and audio and editing the content with their creative toolset including stickers, typography, painting and overlays.
buyer parent: Verizon Communications
buyer: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL is a media technology company that simplifies the Internet for consumers and creators by unleashing the world's best builders of culture and code. AOL operates at scale, connecting tens of thousands of publishers with advertisers on its global and programmatic, content and advertising platforms."
target: Kanvas
Kanvas is powering mobile creativity through a suite of connected products. Their flagship product lets users get creative with mixed media by combining photos, gifs, video and audio and editing the content with their creative toolset including stickers, typography, painting and overlays.
price ($mm)
$0.46
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closed 8/26/2015 via BNC Analysis

AOL Inc., acquired AsheAvenue

synopsis: AOL, a media technology company, has acquired Ashe Avenue, a digital solutions agency that offers services in multimedia, web applications, marketing campaigns, branding, events, integrate social media, mobile applications, and more.
buyer parent: Verizon Communications
buyer: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL is a media technology company that simplifies the Internet for consumers and creators by unleashing the world's best builders of culture and code. AOL operates at scale, connecting tens of thousands of publishers with advertisers on its global and programmatic, content and advertising platforms."
target: AsheAvenue
Ashe Avenue is a digital solutions agency that offers services multimedia, web applications, marketing campaigns, branding, events, integrate social media, mobile applications, and more. They are based in New York, with another office in North Carolina.
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closed 6/8/2015 via BNC Analysis

AOL Inc., acquired Velos.io

synopsis: AOL has acquired a predictive analytics startup called Velos and has shut down the startup’s service, which enabled companies to connect data sets, clean up data, and run predictive models. Velos works with large enterprises in Advertising & Media, Government, Banking & Finance, and more.
buyer: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL is a media technology company that simplifies the Internet for consumers and creators by unleashing the world's best builders of culture and code. AOL operates at scale, connecting tens of thousands of publishers with advertisers on its global and programmatic, content and advertising platforms."
target: Velos.io
Velos provides full lifecycle management products for Predictive Analytics. Velos allows companies to quickly connect varied data sources, engineer features, evaluate models, scale to production, and manage operations. Velos works with large enterprises in Advertising & Media, Government, and more.
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closed 6/23/2015 via PR Newswire

Verizon Communications, acquired AOL Inc.

synopsis: Verizon Communications Inc., a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless communications, has acquired AOL Inc. AOL is at the center of disruption of how content is being produced, distributed, consumed and monetized by connecting publishers with advertisers on its global, programmatic content and advertising platforms.
buyer: Verizon Communications (VZ:$131,868.00)
Verizon Communications Inc., headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to consumer, business, government and wholesale customers. "
target: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL is a media technology company that simplifies the Internet for consumers and creators by unleashing the world's best builders of culture and code. AOL operates at scale, connecting tens of thousands of publishers with advertisers on its global and programmatic, content and advertising platforms.
price ($mm)[EV]
$4,135 [$4,126]
rev ($mm)
$2,569
EBITDA ($mm)
$433
EV / rev
1.7x
EV / EBITDA
9.9x
closed 12/1/2014 via BusinessWire

AOL Inc., acquired Vidible Inc.

synopsis: AOL Inc. announced it has acquired Vidible Inc., the leading independent cross-screen video management and exchange platform for buyers and sellers of digital media. The acquisition further extends AOL’s leadership position in video content management and syndication.
buyer: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL is a media technology company that simplifies the Internet for consumers and creators by unleashing the world's best builders of culture and code. AOL operates at scale, connecting tens of thousands of publishers with advertisers on its global and programmatic, content and advertising platforms."
target: Vidible Inc.
Founded in 2012, Vidible is the leading video management and exchange technology platform, enabling buyers and sellers of digital media to manage and monetize video content across all devices. With offices in New York, San Francisco and Seattle, Vidible is transforming the digital media environment.
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closed 5/22/2014 via BNC Analysis

PrecisionDemand merged with Adap.tv,

synopsis: AOL announced the acquisition of advanced TV audience targeting platform PrecisionDemand, which will be integrated into its Adap.tv system. PrecisionDemand is one of several start-ups and more established researchers that are utilizing Big Data to refine the way advertisers and agencies target TV advertising inventory.
buyer parent: AOL Inc.
buyer: Adap.tv
Adap.tv is the video advertising platform of choice for the world’s largest brands, agencies, publishers and ad networks. A unified, programmatic platform that provides buyers and sellers with automated tools to plan, buy and measure across linear TV and online video. "
target: PrecisionDemand
PrecisionDemand is the first and only TV media agency with a solution for accurately targeting all TV and measuring its impact on sales. We know how to use 1st party data to pull the right levers to harness the promise of TV advertising.
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announced 5/6/2014 via BNC Analysis

AOL Inc., will acquire Convertro, Inc.

synopsis: AOL announced an agreement to acquire Convertro, a leading provider of multi-touch attribution modeling technology for brands and agencies. Convertro helps marketers and agencies maximize their return on advertising spend across online and offline media channels through granular insights into each channel, format, ad creative and audience segment.
buyer: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL Inc. is a leading global Web services company with an extensive suite of brands and offerings and a substantial worldwide audience. AOL's business spans online content, products and services that the company offers to consumers, publishers and advertisers. "
target: Convertro, Inc.
Convertro provides organizations with insightful analytics that capture the entire lead source path and its influence on conversion, revenue and profit. Converto enables marketers to link digital and physical strategies by synchronizing online exposures to TV ads or paper catalogs, at single source.
price ($mm)
$91
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EV / EBITDA
closed 1/23/2014 via Reuters

AOL Inc., acquired Gravity

synopsis: AOL Inc, a leading global Web services company, has agreed to buy Gravity, a company that tailors content according to the reader's interest, for $83 million. Gravity is a software startup, co-founded by Amit Kapur, that tracks users to show them ads and content more relevant to them.
buyer: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL Inc. is a leading global Web services company with an extensive suite of brands and offerings and a substantial worldwide audience. AOL's business spans online content, products and services that the company offers to consumers, publishers and advertisers. "
target: Gravity
Gravity is the world’s most advanced personalization company. Gravity semantically understands each user’s individual interests, calculates the strength of those attachments over time and returns recommendations designed to optimize engagement and user experience.
price ($mm)
$83
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announced 1/16/2014 via Company Press Release

Hale Global, will acquire Patch Media Corporation

synopsis: AOL has sold a majority stake in Patch Media to Hale Global. Patch combines localized, professional journalism with community contribution and a platform that puts all town assets online – in effect, digitizing the community. Patch currently has “Patches” in five communities with four more in development. The company was founded in 2007.
buyer: Hale Global
Hale Global is a technology holding company with offices in Boston and New York. Hale Global partners with leading companies and their management teams to invest in and manage businesses facing operational or strategic inflection points. "
target parent: AOL Inc.
target: Patch Media Corporation
Founded in 2007 and headquartered in New York, Patch combines localized, professional journalism with community contribution and a platform that puts all town assets online – in effect, digitizing the community. Patch currently has “Patches” in five communities with four more in development.
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closed 1/14/2014 via PR Newswire

Radionomy, acquired Winamp and Shoutcast

synopsis: Radionomy, which provides one of the largest platforms for radio producers and broadcasters and the world's largest digital audio advertising network through the business combination with TargetSpot, announced that it has acquired media player Winamp and internet radio platform Shoutcast from AOL.
buyer: Radionomy
Radionomy essentially offers everyone a chance to set up their own Internet radio station free of charge and share a personalized radio show complete with music programming, jingles and commercials with friends and the rest of the world. "
target parent: AOL Inc.
target: Winamp and Shoutcast
The Winamp media player offers the ability to listen to, watch and manage music, video, podcasts and internet radio on desktop and mobile devices. SHOUTcast offers thousands of free Internet radio stations from DJs and broadcasters around the world.
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closed 9/6/2013 via BusinessWire

AOL Inc., acquired Adap.tv

synopsis: AOL Inc., a leading global Web services company, announced it has completed its acquisition of Adap.tv, Inc., a leading global, programmatic video advertising platform for the world’s largest brands, agencies, and publishers.
buyer: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL Inc. is a leading global Web services company with an extensive suite of brands and offerings and a substantial worldwide audience. AOL's business spans online content, products and services that the company offers to consumers, publishers and advertisers. "
target: Adap.tv
Adap.tv is the video advertising platform of choice for the world’s largest brands, agencies, publishers and ad networks. It's a unified, programmatic platform that provides buyers and sellers with automated tools to plan, buy and measure across linear TV and online video.
price ($mm)
$405
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announced 6/3/2013 via

Townsquare Media Group, will purchase Music and Comic Book Sites from AOL Inc.

synopsis: Townsquare Media Group announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire AOL Music assets The Boot, The BoomBox and NoiseCreep, as well as ComicsAlliance from AOL Inc. The new digital properties will join Townsquare Media Group’s national digital business and the staffs of these sites are joining Townsquare.
buyer: Townsquare Media Group (NYSE:TSQ:$507.43)
Townsquare Media Group is a diversified media, entertainment and digital marketing services company that owns and operates radio, digital and live event properties. The Company specializes in creating and distributing original entertainment, music and lifestyle content. "
seller: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
The AOL Music assets include: country and bluegrass site "The Boot"; rap, hip-hop and R&B site "The BoomBox"; and hard rock and heavy metal site "NoiseCreep", as well as comic books site "ComicsAlliance".
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closed 5/7/2013 via Company Press Release

About.me, Inc., acquired Wefollow

synopsis: About.me has acquired Wefollow. The Wefollow service is a beautifully designed directory that enables people to discover others with common interests (e.g. sports, politics, comedy, etc.).
buyer parent: AOL Inc.
buyer: About.me, Inc.
About.me, Inc. offers product that empowers people to create a single personal profile page that presents their online identities. "
target: Wefollow
Wefollow operates an online community. Upon signup each user enters up to 5 interests of theirs. Each user on Wefollow has explicitly specified their interests.
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closed 2/13/2013 via AP - Associated Press

AOL Inc., acquired gdgt

synopsis: AOL has acquired the tech gadget reviews site gdgt. gdgt is the place to get reviews from people who have the product somebody is looking for. People can build a product list and get sent the best new reviews of the gadgets they want, and the most helpful questions and answers about the gadgets they have.
buyer: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL Inc. is a leading global Web services company with an extensive suite of brands and offerings and a substantial worldwide audience. AOL's business spans online content, products and services that the company offers to consumers, publishers and advertisers. "
target: gdgt
gdgt is a consumer electronics site. gdgt is the place to get reviews from people who have the product somebody is looking for. People can build a product list and get sent the best new reviews of the gadgets they want, and the most helpful questions and answers about the gadgets they have.
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closed 12/5/2012 via PE Hub

Advertising.com, acquired Buysight

synopsis: AOL’s Advertising.com Group announced that it has strengthened its premium advertising product offering by acquiring Buysight, Inc., a leading provider of retargeting and intent-based targeted advertising. This transaction further solidifies the Advertising.com Group as a global leader in advertising technologies across display, mobile and video.
buyer parent: AOL Inc.
buyer: Advertising.com
Advertising.com is one of the industry’s largest online advertising networks. Their marketing suite offers tools for display advertising, behavioral marketing, promotional marketing, managed affiliate placements and video advertising. "
target: Buysight
Based in Sunnyvale, California and founded in 2008, Buysight is a performance advertising company focused on retargeting using intent-based Dynamic Creative Optimization and advanced machine learning technology.
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closed 11/14/2012 via BNC Analysis

MapQuest.com, Inc., acquired Everlater Inc.

synopsis: Boulder-based Everlater announced that it has been acquired by Denver-based MapQuest. Everlater allows users to create free travel blogs to share their experiences and connect with others.
buyer parent: AOL Inc.
buyer: MapQuest.com, Inc.
MapQuest, Inc. offers Internet, wireless, and business mapping applications. The company, through MapQuest.com, provides consumers with mapping and navigation solutions, and features, such as aerial/hybrid imagery, multi-point routing, and the ability to find the lowest gas prices. "
target: Everlater Inc.
Everlater is a free travel blog designed to help adventurers around the world share their experiences and connect with others.
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closed 3/15/2012 via BNC Analysis

AOL Inc., acquired Hipster, Inc.

synopsis: AOL has announced that it has acquired iOS and Android photo-sharing app Hipster. Hipster's applications and website allow more than 100,000 users to create postcards from photos taken on iPhone and Android devices.
buyer: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL Inc. is a leading global Web services company with an extensive suite of brands and offerings and a substantial worldwide audience. AOL's business spans online content, products and services that the company offers to consumers, publishers and advertisers. "
target: Hipster, Inc.
Hipster, Inc. is an iOS and android photo-sharing app. Its applications and website allow more than 100,000 users to create postcards from photos taken on iPhone and Android devices.
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closed 8/20/2018 via BusinessWire

FiscalNote Inc., acquired CQ Roll Call

synopsis: FiscalNote, a technology innovator at the intersection of global business and government that provides advanced, data-driven Issues Management solutions, announced it has acquired CQ Roll Call from The Economist Group. CQ Roll Call provides essential intelligence and grassroots advocacy resources to take action.
buyer: FiscalNote Inc.
FiscalNote Inc. provides a cloud-based government risk management platform for managing government impact and public issues. They analyze and manage government risk, opportunity, and influence at the local, state, federal, and international levels. "
target parent: The Economist Group Limited
target: CQ Roll Call
CQ Roll Call provides essential intelligence and grassroots advocacy resources to take action. As the premier source of news and coverage of elections and the politics of legislation, CQ is on the pulse of the legislative process and give their clients what they need to maximize their influence.
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closed 6/23/2015 via PR Newswire

Verizon Communications, acquired AOL Inc.

synopsis: Verizon Communications Inc., a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless communications, has acquired AOL Inc. AOL is at the center of disruption of how content is being produced, distributed, consumed and monetized by connecting publishers with advertisers on its global, programmatic content and advertising platforms.
buyer: Verizon Communications (VZ:$131,868.00)
Verizon Communications Inc., headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to consumer, business, government and wholesale customers. "
target: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL is a media technology company that simplifies the Internet for consumers and creators by unleashing the world's best builders of culture and code. AOL operates at scale, connecting tens of thousands of publishers with advertisers on its global and programmatic, content and advertising platforms.
price ($mm)[EV]
$4,135 [$4,126]
rev ($mm)
$2,569
EBITDA ($mm)
$433
EV / rev
1.7x
EV / EBITDA
9.9x
closed 8/17/2010 via PR Newswire

Ku6 Media Co., Ltd., purchased Online Audio Business from Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited

synopsis: Ku6 Media Co., Ltd. (formerly named Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd.) ("Ku6"), a leader in online video portal operations in China, and Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited ("Shanda"), a leading interactive entertainment media company in China, announced that Ku6 and Shanda have completed the asset transactions entered into on June 1, 2010.
buyer: Ku6 Media Co., Ltd. (KUTV:$10.91)
Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd. is a leader in artist development, music production, concerts and other music events and offline distribution, and distributon of music and music-related products such as ringtones, in China. "
seller: Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited (SNDA:$5,572.25)
Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited is a leading interactive entertainment media company in China. Shanda offers a portfolio of diversified entertainment content including some of the most popular massively multi-player and casual online games in China.
price ($mm)
$18
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closed 12/22/2010 via PR Newswire

Jesta Group, acquired Fox Mobile Group

synopsis: Jesta Group has announced the acquisition of Fox Mobile Group from News Corporation. FMG is a global leader in mobile content distribution, production and services. FMG includes such well-known consumer brands as Jamba, Jamster, Mobizzo and iLove, as well as Bitbop, a mobile video service and entertainment platform.
buyer: Jesta Group
Jesta Group is a diversified company with a long history as a leading investor in all classes of global real estate and hospitality as well as in other important sectors of the economy, notably in the fields of manufacturing, technology and aviation. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: Fox Mobile Group
Fox Mobile Group is a global leader in mobile content distribution, production and services. FMG includes such well-known consumer brands as Jamba, Jamster, Mobizzo and iLove, as well as Bitbop, a mobile video service and entertainment platform.
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closed 10/5/2010 via PR Newswire

Cellfish Media, LLC, acquired Airborne Mobile, Inc.

synopsis: Cellfish Media LLC, a mobile-internet publisher and mobile-marketing solution provider, had acquired Airborne Mobile, a leading mobile-application publisher. The newly formed Airborne Studios combines Cellfish Media's original-content publishing activities with Airborne Mobile's distribution of globally iconic brands.
buyer parent: Lagardère SCA
buyer: Cellfish Media, LLC
Cellfish Media provides publishers with mobile-marketing solutions to monetize their traffic and advertisers with a powerful and targeted tool to reach prospects and clients. Cellfish is a major player in Mobile-Internet publishing, with more than 14 million unique clients worldwide. "
target parent: CYBIRD Co., Ltd.
target: Airborne Mobile, Inc.
For over a decade, Airborne Mobile has blazed a distinctive trail, helping to pioneer, build and establish the burgeoning mobile media space by conceiving, creating and distributing best-of-breed mobile programs.
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announced 6/21/2005 via PR Newswire

CYBIRD Co., Ltd., will acquire Airborne Entertainment

synopsis: CYBIRD Co., Ltd., one of Japan's preeminent mobile media companies and a pioneer in mobile content services, announced today that it has agreed to acquire Airborne Entertainment Inc., one of North America's leading mobile entertainment companies, in a transaction valued at approximately $90 million.
buyer: CYBIRD Co., Ltd.
CYBIRD is a leading mobile content and service provider in Japan. Founded in September 1998. CYBIRD provides fully integrated content solutions and systems for Internet-enabled mobile phones, covering consultation, planning, content development, operation, and maintenance. "
target: Airborne Entertainment
Airborne Entertainment is a leading publisher of entertainment content for mobile phones. The company creates, packages, and distributes games, lifestyle applications, messaging services, ringtones and graphics in conjunction with the world's most recognizable media and consumer brands. Airborne's
price ($mm)
$71
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announced 9/22/2020 via BusinessWire

Integrated Media Company, LLC, will acquire Goal.com

synopsis: Integrated Media Company (IMC), a TPG platform dedicated to the new media ecosystem, has signed a definitive agreement with UK-based DAZN Group to acquire a majority stake in Goal, the world’s largest digital soccer brand. IMC will also acquire leading German and Dutch portals Spox and VoetbalZone as part of a new venture.
buyer parent: TPG Capital
buyer: Integrated Media Company, LLC
Integrated Media Company (IMC) is a special-purpose digital media investment company launched by TPG in 2018. IMC’s mandate is both financial and strategic, providing greater flexibility with regards to investment size, term, and portfolio construction. "
target parent: Access Industries
target: Goal.com
UK-based Goal is the world's largest digital soccer brand, offering the best in news, entertainment, and community interaction. Goal is an online community where superstars can connect and share their talents with their fans, and where aspiring players can seek advice and wisdom from experts.
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announced 9/15/2020 via PR Newswire

Red Ventures, LLC, will acquire CNET, Inc.

synopsis: Red Ventures, a portfolio of digital brands, will acquire CNET Media Group from ViacomCBS. The CNET Media Group is an expansive portfolio of digital media brands that advise consumers across leading consumer tech, business tech, gaming, and entertainment media brands, including ZDNet, Gamespot, ComScore, TVGuide, Metacritic, among others.
buyer: Red Ventures, LLC
Red Ventures has established a portfolio of influential brands, digital platforms, and strategic partnerships that connects millions of people. The company builds online journeys that make it easier for people to make important decisions about their homes, health, travel, finances, and education. "
target parent: CBS Corporation
target: CNET, Inc.
CNET Media Group is a portfolio of world-class brands that reach close to 100 million unique visitors monthly, advising passionate consumers about everything they love. The CNET Media Group's portfolio reaches diverse global audiences in technology, B2B, gaming, and entertainment.
price ($mm)
$500
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announced 8/19/2020 via Company Press Release

Bushiroad Group Publishing Co., Ltd., will acquire Social Game Info

synopsis: Bushiroad, a Japanese entertainment company, will acquire Social Game Info from Colopl, a Japanese mobile game developer. Social Game Info is a Japanese website focused on the social games industry. Social Game Info provides articles about important industry news, developer interviews, end of service announcements, events, game launches, and more.
buyer: Bushiroad Group Publishing Co., Ltd.
Bushiroad is a Japanese entertainment company that mainly produces collectible card games and trading cards. Bushiroad also produces promotional items and publishes mobile apps and games. Their brands include Cardfight!! Vanguard, Weiss Schwarz, Future Card Buddyfight, BanG Dream!, and more. "
target parent: Colopl Inc
target: Social Game Info
Social Game Info is a Japanese website focused on the social games industry. Social Game Info provides articles about important industry news, developer interviews, end of service announcements, events, game launches, and more. The site also offers reviews for the latest social games.
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closed 7/29/2020 via Yahoo, Inc.

Wise Publishing, Inc, acquired Half Banked

synopsis: Wise Publishing, Inc., a Canadian personal finance publisher, has acquired Ottawa-based Half Banked, a consumer finance website that offers stress-free money management tips for millennials. The acquisition furthers Wise Publishing's goal to become one of the top sources of personal finance information in the U.S. and Canada.
buyer: Wise Publishing, Inc
Toronto-based Wise Publishing, Inc., and its websites MoneyWise.com and MoneyWise.ca, provide personal finance information, news, and tools in ways that are clear, trustworthy, and engaging. The company helps readers save money, find the best bank accounts, and navigate other money matters. "
target: Half Banked
Canada-based Half Banked is a personal finance website that covers saving, spending, investing, and budgeting, all in an accessible way for millennials. About 50% of Half Banked’s readers are between ages 25 and 34, another 20% are between 18 and 24, and an estimated 65% are women.
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closed 7/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

INFLUASIA, acquired In Real Life

synopsis: INFLUASIA, an award-winning digital media group in Malaysia, has acquired In Real Life Malaysia (IRL), a digital publication in Malaysia focused on sharing real-life stories. IRL provides relatable stories that engage, entertain, and inspire Malaysians everywhere. They offer stories about relationships, careers, motivational & self-help, and life.
buyer: INFLUASIA
INFLUASIA is an award-winning digital media group in Malaysia. INFLUASIA operates some of of Malaysia's most prominent digital publications brands such as WORLD OF BUZZ, Lobak Merah and NOODOU. Their brands are driven to inform, entertain, and engage with the mass public. "
target: In Real Life
In Real Life (IRL) is a digital publication in Malaysia focused on sharing real-life stories. IRL provides relatable stories that engage, entertain, and inspire Malaysians everywhere. They offer stories about dating & relationships, careers, motivational & self-help, and life.
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closed 6/12/2020 via PR Newswire

Matt McCann, acquired LTC News

synopsis: Matt McCann, a North American veteran of the long-term care (LTC) insurance industry, has acquired LTC News, an online resource that helps people plan for the financial costs and burdens of aging. LTC News provides news and information about long-term care insurance planning and products, health, and retirement.
buyer: Matt McCann
Matt McCann is one of North America's leading specialists on long-term care insurance products and long-term healthcare planning. Matt McCann is licensed in all 50 states and represents all major insurance companies that offer long-term care planning products. "
target: LTC News
LTC News is an online resource that helps people plan for the financial costs and burdens of aging. LTC News provides news and information about long-term care insurance planning and products, health, and retirement to help consumers prepare their family and finances for the challenges of longevity.
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announced 4/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Polsat Media, will acquire Interia Group

synopsis: Telewizja Polsat sp. z o.o. entered into a preliminary agreement with Bauer Media for the acquisition of 100% of the shares in Grupa Interia.pl sp. z o.o. The Interia.pl Group is a leading player on the new generation Polish media market. Every month, almost 19 million people use access to the latest information, trivia and entertainment.
buyer parent: Pola Investments Ltd.
buyer: Polsat Media
Telewizja Polsat is the first independent and the leading TV station in Poland that is part of the Cyfrowy Polsat media group. The program offer is built mainly on the basis of own TV series combined with a rich portfolio of feature films, foreign series and world-class entertainment. "
target parent: Bauer Media Group
target: Interia Group
The Interia.pl Group is a leading player on the new generation Polish media market. Every month, almost 19 million people use access to the latest information, trivia and entertainment, as well as the best way to communicate with the world.
price ($mm)
$102
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 4/29/2020 via BNC Analysis

The Athletic, acquired Tifo Football

synopsis: The Athletic, a subscription-based publisher of premium sports journalism, has acquired Tifo Football, a UK-based engagement platform for football media. The acquisition of Tifo allows The Athletic to produce additional original, quality sports content for consumers.
buyer: The Athletic
The Athletic is a subscription-based publisher of premium sports journalism. The Athletic offers in-depth local coverage in 47 North American pro sports markets along with premium national coverage across MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL, NCAA & more. "
target: Tifo Football
UK-based Tifo Football is an online engagement platform for football. Tifo offers a multi-media content platform that provides high-quality, unique articles & videos and the uMAXit Football predictor game, a free alternative to the more traditional football accumulator and pools games.
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closed 3/30/2020 via PR Newswire

AlleyCorp, acquired Meetup Inc.

synopsis: NEW YORK, March 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Meetup, one of the world's first social media platforms and the only one dedicated to groups that meet in-person or online during times of crisis, today announced that the company has been acquired. The consortium of investors is led by Kevin Ryan's AlleyCorp and includes mission-driven private funds and acc
buyer: AlleyCorp
AlleyCorp is a firm dedicated to founding and funding companies in New York City. The firm has helped build some of New York’s most successful technology companies, including DoubleClick, Gilt Groupe, and Business Insider. AlleyCorp invests in early-stage companies across consumer and enterprise. "
target parent: WeWork
target: Meetup Inc.
Meetup is the leading social media platform dedicated to connecting people in person or online during times of crisis. From professional networking to coding workshops, people use Meetup to meet new people in real life who share those same passions or professional aspirations.
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closed 3/11/2020 via BusinessWire

LIVEKINDLY co., acquired LIVEKINDLY

synopsis: LIVEKINDLY, the fastest growing plant-based media publisher, announced its acquisition by the LIVEKINDLY co., formerly Foods United. Covering all the latest news, celebrity interviews, recipes and more, LIVEKINDLY is the go-to source for inspiring, thought-provoking content focused on embracing a sustainable and compassionate lifestyle.
buyer: LIVEKINDLY co.
LIVEKINDLY co., formerly Foods United, is now the leading collective of heritage and start-up brands committed to changing the future of food through the creation of delicious plant-based products, without the need for animals or the depletion of natural resources. "
target: LIVEKINDLY
Founded in 2017, LIVEKINDLY is the premier plant-based media publisher. Covering all the latest news, celebrity interviews, recipes and more, LIVEKINDLY is the go-to source for inspiring, thought-provoking content focused on embracing a sustainable and compassionate lifestyle.
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closed 2/28/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Better Collective A/S, acquired HLTV.org ApS

synopsis: Better Collective, a leading sports betting media group, has acquired HLTV.org ApS, the leading Counter-Strike coverage site in the world with on-site coverage of all major tournaments, they feature HLTV, GOTV, demos, news, results, standings, videos, photos and much more. HLTV.org ApS includes the assets HLTV.org and dust2.dk.
buyer: Better Collective A/S (OM:BETCO:$75.22)
Denmark-based Better Collective is a developer of digital platforms for betting tips, bookmaker information and iGaming communities. Better Collective’s portfolio includes more than 2,000+ websites and products, including bettingexpert.com, the trusted home of tips from expert tipsters. "
target: HLTV.org ApS
HLTV.org is the leading Counter-Strike coverage site in the world with on-site coverage of all major tournaments, they feature HLTV, GOTV, demos, news, results, standings, videos, photos and much more. HLTV.org ApS includes the assets HLTV.org and dust2.dk.
price ($mm)
$29
rev ($mm)
$5
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
6.9x
EV / EBITDA
announced 2/13/2020 via BNC Analysis

Spotify Ltd, will acquire The Ringer

synopsis: Spotify is to acquire The Ringer, a sports and pop culture website and podcast network, founded in 2016. The flagship podcast, the Bill Simmons Podcast, is an interview show hosted by Simmons, featuring other Ringer writers and podcast hosts as well as athletes, filmmakers, comedians, and pop culture figures.
buyer: Spotify Ltd (SPOT:$7,317.18)
Spotify is a commercial music streaming service that provides digital content from a range of record labels and artists. Users can browse through the interface by artist, album, genre, playlist, record label, and direct searches. "
target: The Ringer
The Ringer is a sports and pop culture website and podcast network, founded in 2016. The flagship podcast, the Bill Simmons Podcast, is an interview show hosted by Simmons, featuring other Ringer writers and podcast hosts as well as athletes, filmmakers, comedians, and pop culture figures.
price ($mm)
$200
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 2/5/2020 via BNC Analysis

Cards Against Humanity, acquired ClickHole

synopsis: Cards Against Humanity,  the company behind the card game of the same name, has acquired the satirical site ClickHole from G/O Media. ClickHole is a satirical website formerly owned by The Onion that parodies clickbait websites such as BuzzFeed and Upworthy.
buyer: Cards Against Humanity
Cards Against Humanity, LLC is a Chicago-based game design firm. Following a successful Kickstarter project, their first product, Cards Against Humanity, became the top-selling game on Amazon.com and has sold out three printings. "
target parent: Great Hill Partners LLC
target: ClickHole
ClickHole is a satirical website formerly owned by The Onion that parodies clickbait websites such as BuzzFeed and Upworthy. It was launched on June 12, 2014, in conjunction with The Onion's decision to stop its print edition and shift its focus exclusively to the internet.
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closed 2/5/2020 via PR Newswire

Dotdash, acquired Mother Nature Network

synopsis: Dotdash has announced its acquisition of Mother Nature Network, a top online destination for sustainability, environmental, and responsible living content, and its subsidiary, TreeHugger, a leading publisher dedicated to driving sustainability mainstream, from Narrative Content Group.
buyer parent: IAC
buyer: Dotdash
Dotdash's vibrant brands help over 100 million users each month find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. Dotdash is among the largest publishers online, and its brands are the fastest-growing in their respective categories. "
target parent: Narrative Content Group
target: Mother Nature Network
Mother Nature Network (MNN) is a leading online network for news and information related to the environment and responsible living. MNN is designed for people who want to make the world a better place.
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2884
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Ticker: AIM:SYQ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SyQic Plc
SyQic Plc
Yoonic was developed by SyQic, one of the fastest growing Over-The-Top (OTT) IPTV managed services companies in Asia. Yoonic TV provides users with their favorite channels, movies, TV series and other video content direct to their mobile device or tablet of their choice.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$7.82
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.10
EBIT ($mm)
$0.97
Net Income ($mm)
$0.17
Employees
42
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Ticker: IAC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IAC
IAC
IAC is a leading media and Internet company comprised of some of the world’s most recognized brands and products, such as HomeAdvisor, Vimeo, About.com, Dictionary.com, The Daily Beast, Investopedia, and Match Group’s online dating portfolio, which includes Match, OkCupid and Tinder.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$4,757.06
EBITDA ($mm)
$765.65
EBIT ($mm)
$584.65
Net Income ($mm)
$431.13
Employees
7800
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Ticker: TSE:4829
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nihon Enterprise Co., Ltd.
Nihon Enterprise Co., Ltd.
Nihon Enterprise Co., Ltd. is a content provider company that produces mobile contents such as music, games and customs for a variety of mobile media.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$41.78
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.94
EBIT ($mm)
$1.59
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
201
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Ticker: FB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Facebook
Facebook
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$73,357.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$32,545.00
EBIT ($mm)
$26,562.00
Net Income ($mm)
$20,958.00
Employees
48268
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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)
$56,607.02
EBITDA ($mm)
$20,215.31
EBIT ($mm)
$14,271.20
Net Income ($mm)
$13,447.33
Employees
64238
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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
2018
rev ($mm)
$13,248.76
EBITDA ($mm)
$4,513.28
EBIT ($mm)
$2,722.54
Net Income ($mm)
$3,463.10
Employees
39343
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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
2018
rev ($mm)
$4,765.33
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,101.84
EBIT ($mm)
$908.72
Net Income ($mm)
$632.78
Employees
2346
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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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Ticker: TSE:9468
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kadokawa Dwango Corporation
Kadokawa Dwango Corporation
Kadokawa Dwango Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates in publishing, film, publishing rights, and digital content businesses. It also engages in the planning, development, and operation of network entertainment contents and systems; and operation of video-sharing Website.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$1,840.77
EBITDA ($mm)
$70.12
EBIT ($mm)
$25.46
Net Income ($mm)
$257.26
Employees
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Ticker: LSE:MAIL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mail.Ru LLC
Mail.Ru LLC
Mail.Ru Group develops Internet communications and entertainment services in Russia and globally. Today, the company operates Russian language social networks Vkontakte (VK), Odnoklassniki (OK) and Moi Mir (My World), instant messenger services in Russia — Agent Mail.Ru and ICQ and more.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,350.66
EBITDA ($mm)
$328.21
EBIT ($mm)
$246.11
Net Income ($mm)
$176.10
Employees
3463
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Ticker: TSE:2121
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mixi, Inc.
Mixi, Inc.
mixi, Inc. is an information technology (IT) company that has two business segments. The Social Net segment operates a Website for social networking services (SNSs) under the site name mixi. The Find Job! segment operates a job advertising site under the name Find Job!
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,098.60
EBITDA ($mm)
$236.69
EBIT ($mm)
$223.23
Net Income ($mm)
$144.76
Employees
960
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Ticker: TSE:3632
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gree, Inc.
Gree, Inc.
GREE develops games at its studios in Japan, North America, and South Korea, producing high-ranking titles in the app markets of each region. The company was founded in 2004.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$703.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$97.60
EBIT ($mm)
$85.11
Net Income ($mm)
$42.53
Employees
1416
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Ticker: TSE:4298
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Proto Corp.
Proto Corporation provides information about new and pre-owned cars, motorcycles, and parts through magazines and the Internet. The Company also provides information such as restaurants, golf courses, and ski resorts.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$565.16
EBITDA ($mm)
$58.52
EBIT ($mm)
$46.58
Net Income ($mm)
$44.31
Employees
1455
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Ticker: NasdaqGS:BILI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bilibili Inc.
Bilibili Inc.
Bilibili represents the iconic brand of online entertainment with a mission to enrich the everyday life of young generations in China. Bilibili is a full-spectrum online entertainment world covering a wide array of genres and media formats, including videos, live broadcasting and mobile games.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$537.71
EBITDA ($mm)
($23.79)
EBIT ($mm)
($72.85)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1903
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Ticker: BSE:532368
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lycos Internet Limited
Lycos Internet Limited
Lycos Internet Limited has evolved from one of the first search engines on the web into a digital media powerhouse with three major divisions: LYCOS Media, LYCOS Advertising, and LYCOS Life (consumer products division). The company employs over 500 people working out of 24 offices worldwide.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$325.42
EBITDA ($mm)
$91.06
EBIT ($mm)
$88.24
Net Income ($mm)
$58.21
Employees
1000
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Ticker: BETS B:STO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Betsson AB
Betsson AB
Betsson AB’s Core Business consists of owning and administering shareholdings in companies which, themselves or through partners, offer gaming to the end users via the internet. It owns Betsson Malta which operates gaming to the end users either through their own websites or through partnerships.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$252.73
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$76.82
Employees
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