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closed 3/14/2012 via Company Press Release

Fotolia, acquired Wilogo SARL

synopsis: Fotolia, the first worldwide social marketplace for royalty free stock images, announced the acquisition of Wilogo.com, a leading crowdsourcing design community.
buyer: Fotolia
Fotolia is the first worldwide social marketplace for royalty free stock images, allowing individuals and professionals to legally buy and share stock images and illustrations. "
target: Wilogo SARL
Wilogo connects graphic designers with companies to produce amazing design. Their goal is to help companies rapidly source a variety of high quality design concepts and materials.
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closed 10/25/2018 via Company Press Release

WP Engine, Inc., acquired Array Themes

synopsis: WP Engine, the leading WordPress digital experience platform, has acquired Array Themes. Since 2009, Array has served the WordPress community as one of the top theme providers dedicated to authentic, eclectic design and easy-to-use WordPress products.
buyer: WP Engine, Inc.
WP Engine is the WordPress Digital Experience Platform that gives companies of all sizes the agility, performance, intelligence, and integrations they need to drive their business forward faster. "
target: Array Themes
Since 2009, Array has served the WordPress community as one of the top theme providers dedicated to authentic, eclectic design and easy-to-use WordPress products.
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closed 2/28/2018 via PR Web

Wellspring Search, LLC, acquired CoolHomepages.com

synopsis: Wellspring Search, LLC has acquired CoolHomepages.com, the California-based design portal that has launched and made thousands of design careers in the digital industry. CoolHomepages.com features a collection of web templates for sale, and a designer portfolio section that helps customers find a web designer that matches their needs.
buyer: Wellspring Search, LLC
Based in Gettysburg, PA and Frederick, MD, Wellspring Search delivers world-class digital marketing services with a focus on SEO, SEM, marketing automation, and content marketing. Wellspring Search delivers business leads, value, and competitive advantage for their clients. "
target: CoolHomepages.com
Founded in 1997, CoolHomepages.com is one of the oldest web design websites in the United States. CoolHomepages.com features a collection of web templates for sale, and a designer portfolio section that helps customers find a web designer whose portfolio and budget matches their needs.
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closed 3/29/2017 via Market Wire

App Swarm Inc., acquired Namefy

synopsis: AppSwarm, Inc., a company that focuses on the acquisition and development of application-based technologies, has announced the acquisition of a novel ecommerce website, Namefy. Namefy creates beautiful, catchy company names for startups.
buyer: App Swarm Inc. (OTCPK:SWRM:$2.83)
AppSwarm, Inc. is a technology development and incubation company focused in accelerating the development of mobile applications and technology, fast-tracking product to market. AppSwarm partners with application developers through joint ventures, royalty agreements, & outright purchase agreements. "
target: Namefy
Namefy is a novel ecommerce website. They create beautiful, catchy company names for startups. Their team of naming experts can provide business name ideas within 24 hours. The names are created especially for their client’s business, it reflects what the company stands for.
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closed 9/19/2013 via BusinessWire

GoDaddy.com, acquired Afternic, Inc

synopsis: GoDaddy, the world’s leading domain name provider, has acquired Afternic, one of the industry’s leading domain name aftermarket companies. The move creates an unprecedented level of domain name aftermarket inventory from one source, enabling buyers to purchase registered domain names offered for sale quickly and easily.
buyer: GoDaddy.com (GDDY:$2,736.90)
Go Daddy is the world's largest domain name provider, Web hosting provider and new SSL provider, focused on helping small businesses grow larger. Go Daddy provides dozens of cloud-based services and is the largest worldwide mass-market hosting provider by annual revenue. "
target parent: NameMedia, Inc.
target: Afternic, Inc
Afternic’s Domain Name Marketplace has over 1.8 million premium domains available for purchase supported by complementary products such as a domain name appraisal service, a domain purchase assistance team; secure domain name escrow services, and a platform for generating advertising revenue.
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closed 11/28/2006 via BusinessWire

NameMedia, Inc., acquired Afternic, Inc

synopsis: NameMedia, the industry leader in Direct Search and Premium Domain Name Sales, has acquired Afternic, Inc., the industry’s pioneer marketplace for the resale of domain names. Afternic will join with BuyDomains, NameMedia’s existing domain name marketplace, in creating the leading platform for the domain aftermarket
buyer parent: Highland Capital Holdings Corporation
buyer: NameMedia, Inc.
NameMedia is the industry leader in Direct Search and the marketplace for premium domain names. The company leverages the power of Direct Search through a proprietary publishing platform that creates revenue-generating search destinations. "
target: Afternic, Inc
Afternic’s Domain Name Marketplace has over 1.8 million premium domains available for purchase supported by complementary products such as a domain name appraisal service, a domain purchase assistance team; secure domain name escrow services, and a platform for generating advertising revenue.
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closed 3/11/2014 via PR Web

Sysnet Global Solutions, acquired SaaS Markets

synopsis: SaaS Markets, the enterprise cloud marketplace provider, announces it has been acquired by Sysnet Global Solutions, a market leader in payment card industry compliance services, specializing in PCI DSS compliance validation and merchant retention solutions for acquiring organizations.
buyer: Sysnet Global Solutions
Sysnet Global Solutions provides payment card industry compliance services, specializing in PCI DSS compliance validation and merchant intelligence solutions. Sysnet offers a range of services, including its proprietary web based compliance management and merchant intelligence solution SysnetAIRTM. "
target: SaaS Markets
SaaS Markets–the enterprise app store company–builds branded app stores for the employee populations of large companies and their external business customers. Leading financial companies, retail brands, telecom.
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closed 5/23/2011 via BusinessWire

Conduit Ltd., acquired Wibiya

synopsis: Conduit Ltd., the largest global network of browser and mobile app publishers, announced the acquisition of leading web publishing solution and app platform, Wibiya. Wibiya offers a one-stop platform that allows web publishers to easily integrate, manage and track third party applications on their websites.
buyer: Conduit Ltd.
Conduit is the largest global network of web and mobile app publishers with over 260,000 members and their 230 million users. Conduit enables publishers to seamlessly encapsulate content and deploy it everywhere from browsers and web sites to all major mobile devices. "
target: Wibiya
Founded in 2008, Wibiya is the leading web application solutions provider, offering a one-stop platform that allows web publishers to easily integrate, manage and track third party applications on their websites. It provides fully customizable, easy-to-use web apps to more than 120,000 websites.
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$45
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announced 9/5/2018 via PR Newswire

ABRY Partners, LLC, will acquire Donuts Inc.

synopsis: Donuts Inc., the global leader in high-quality, new top-level Internet domains, announced that it has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Abry Partners, a leading private equity firm. Donuts holds the world's largest portfolio of new top-level domains (TLDs).
buyer: ABRY Partners, LLC
ABRY Partners is one of the most experienced media, communications, and information services focused private equity firms in North America. It specializes in late stage. The firm has completed over $77 billion of transactions, including leveraged buyouts, growth financing and recapitalization. "
target: Donuts Inc.
Donuts simplifies and connects a fragmented online world with domain names and related technologies that allow people and businesses to build, market and own their digital identities.
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closed 3/8/2017 via BNC Analysis

Epik Holdings Inc., acquired Undeveloped B.V.

synopsis: Undeveloped, a startup that lets users easily buy and sell domain names, has been acquired by US registrar Epik (who calls itself ‘The Swiss Bank of Domains’). Undeveloped allows users to shop 21 million domains directly from sellers in 100+ countries, and finally go beyond already taken domain names.
buyer: Epik Holdings Inc.
Epik is the premier provider of integrated domain name lifecycle management solutions. With Epik, customers can easily and cost-efectively manage the entire life cycle of their domain portfolios, from acquisition and registration. "
target: Undeveloped B.V.
Undeveloped is a startup that lets users easily buy and sell domain names. Undeveloped is the world's leading marketplace for digital brands. Shop 21 million domains directly from sellers in 100+ countries, and finally go beyond already taken domain names!
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closed 12/9/2015 via BNC Analysis

CentralNic Group plc, acquired Instra Corporation

synopsis: Publicly traded domain name registrar and registry CentralNic has agreed to acquire domain name registrar Instra Group. Instra has a 15 year history of leadership in the domain industry, selling and promoting gTLD and ccTLD domain names and servicing customers in more than 200 countries worldwide.
buyer: CentralNic Group plc (AIM:CNIC:$31.72)
CentralNic plc, (AIM: CNIC) is the Registry Service Provider powering the sale of domain names through online retailers globally. One of the world's pioneering registry service providers, CentralNic provides registry services, distribution, and strategic consultancy for new TLDs, ccTLDs and SLDs. "
target: Instra Corporation
Instra has a 15 year history of leadership in the domain industry, selling and promoting gTLD and ccTLD domain names and servicing customers in more than 200 countries worldwide.
price ($mm)
$24
rev ($mm)
$11
EBITDA ($mm)
$2
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2.1x
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13.8x
closed 5/20/2015 via Company Press Release

Flippa.com Pty Ltd, acquired Domain Holdings Group, Inc.

synopsis: Flippa announced that it has acquired Domain Holdings Group, the award-winning premium domain brokerage company based in Florida, USA. Flippa is the web's #1 marketplace for buying and selling websites, domains and apps.
buyer: Flippa.com Pty Ltd
Flippa is the world’s largest marketplace for buying and selling established websites. Flippa also hosts the sale of domain names through it’s platform. Over $88 million in websites and domains have changed hands since its creation. "
target: Domain Holdings Group, Inc.
Domain Holdings Group, Inc. (DH) is an industry leading domain name brokerage firm specializing in the representation and acquisition of premium domain names.
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closed 9/4/2014 via PR Newswire

Westcon Group, Inc., acquired Verecloud, Inc.

synopsis: Westcon Group, a value-added distributor of category-leading technology solutions, announced the acquisition of the assets of Verecloud, Inc., the developer of an advanced channel distribution platform for cloud and services solutions. Verecloud will be incorporated in Westcon Group's Cloud Solutions Practice.
buyer parent: Datatec Limited
buyer: Westcon Group, Inc.
Westcon Group, Inc. is a value-added distributor of category-leading unified communications, network infrastructure, data center and security solutions with a global network of specialty resellers. Westcon Group's teams are located in 70+ countries around the globe. "
target: Verecloud, Inc.
Verecloud's® mission is to provide mid-market businesses and technology resellers with a single place to discover, buy, monitor and manage their cloud services. Their Nimbus platform features a marketplace of best-of-breed cloud services integrated into a single experience.
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$10
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closed 9/23/2013 via PR Web

TechStars, acquired NameLayer

synopsis: TechStars, a provider of seed funding from over 75 top venture capital firms and angel investors who are vested in the success of startups, has announced that they have acquired NameLayer, a popular inventory of brandable domain names curated for the tech market.
buyer: TechStars
Techstars provides seed funding from over 75 top venture capital firms and angel investors who are vested in the success of startups, as well as intense mentorship from hundreds of the best entrepreneurs in the world. "
target: NameLayer
NameLayer is the commercialization of domain name aftermarket algorithms designed to find the needles in the domain market haystack. Their technology allows them to rapidly build out an inventory of very high quality domain names curated for tech startup brandability.
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closed 9/17/2013 via Market Wire

CloudSpokes, acquired TopCoder

synopsis: Appirio, a global cloud services provider, announced that it has acquired TopCoder. By combining TopCoder's global capacity and design capability with CloudSpokes' expertise in cloud and advanced web technologies, Appirio and its customers now have access to nearly 600,000 of the world's best developers, designers and data analytics experts.
buyer parent: Appirio, Inc
buyer: CloudSpokes
CloudSpokes is the leader in crowdsourced cloud development work. The crowdsourcing marketplace matches companies who need development work with a worldwide community of more than 70,000 cloud experts. Founded in 2011, CloudSpokes is operated by Appirio. "
target: TopCoder
TopCoder is the world’s largest open innovation community of digital creators with more than a half million members representing algorithmists, software developers and creative artists globally. The community creates digital assets including analytics, software and creative designs and solutions.
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announced 7/10/2013 via BNC Analysis

SaaSMAX Corp, will acquire SaaSMAX Corp

synopsis: Dina M. Moskowitz, sole director of SaaSMAX, agreed to acquire SaaSMAX Corp., the ultimate app marketplace, solution provider network and channel management program. SaaSMAX is a cloud-based B2B platform that automates and manages reseller transactions and commissions between Business Cloud App Vendors and Solution Providers/Value-added resellers.
buyer: SaaSMAX Corp
SaaSMAX Corp. is the ultimate app marketplace, solution provider network and channel management program. SaaSMAX is a cloud-based B2B platform that automates and manages reseller transactions and commissions between Business Cloud App Vendors and Solution Providers/Value-added resellers. "
target: SaaSMAX Corp
SaaSMAX Corp. is the ultimate app marketplace, solution provider network and channel management program. SaaSMAX is a cloud-based B2B platform that automates and manages reseller transactions and commissions between Business Cloud App Vendors and Solution Providers/Value-added resellers.
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$0.04
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closed 10/11/2016 via BNC Analysis

YouTube, acquired FameBit, Inc.

synopsis: Online video and media giant, YouTube, through its parent company Alphabet Inc's Google has acquired Famebit, a YouTube marketing platform that connects YouTubers and other “influencers” with brands to create videos that are shared across the internet.
buyer parent: Google Inc.
buyer: YouTube
YouTube allows billions of people to discover, watch and share originally-created videos. It provides a forum for people to connect, inform, and inspire others across the globe and acts as a distribution platform for original content creators and advertisers large and small. "
target: FameBit, Inc.
Fame Bit is a YouTube marketing platform that enable brands to collaborate with YouTube influencers and create videos that are shared across the internet. It is a convenient method to find, hire and work with YouTube Influencers and create brand awareness with tutorial videos.
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closed 6/28/2016 via BNC Analysis

Bounce Exchange, acquired GoChime, Inc.

synopsis: Bounce Exchange, a New York-based marketing software company, has acquired direct marketing startup GoChime for an undisclosed amount. GoChime is an online marketplace that connects individuals with brands, based on information they post to their social media channels.
buyer: Bounce Exchange
Bounce Exchange is a marketing software company that has invented Behavioral Automation, a new class of enterprise marketing software. Bounce Exchange analyzes digital body language to make websites way more convenient and user-friendly. "
target: GoChime, Inc.
GoChime is a direct marketing startup. It is an online marketplace that connects individuals with brands, based on information they post to their social media channels.
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closed 1/17/2018 via BNC Analysis

BeMyEye s.r.l., acquired Task360

synopsis: Europe’s leader in crowdsourced in-store Data as a Service (DAAS) announces acquisition of UK operator, Task360, in a move to consolidate the data-driven field marketing industry. Task360 is an app-based data collection system. It enables people to earn money collecting data for Clients; and Clients to get data by paying people to collect it.
buyer: BeMyEye s.r.l.
BeMyEye is the European leader in crowdsourced in-store Data as a Service (DAAS). BeMyEye is the innovative service using crowdsourcing for store checks, mystery shopping and field monitoring. "
target: Task360
Task360 is an app-based data collection system. It enables people to earn money collecting data for Clients; and Clients to get data by paying people to collect it.
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closed 7/13/2012 via BNC Analysis

InMobi, acquired AppBistro

synopsis: Mobile ad network InMobi has acquired MMTG Labs, a San Francisco startup that operates AppBistro, an application marketplace for Facebook pages, and AppGalleries, which is a white-label app store platform that is in use by the likes of Brit Media.
buyer: InMobi
InMobi is the world's largest independent mobile advertising network. With offices on five continents, it provides advertisers, publishers and developers with a uniquely global solution for advertising. Its network is delivers the unprecedented ability to reach 314 million consumers. "
target: AppBistro
AppBistro, offered by MMTG Labs, is an application marketplace for business with facebook pages. By using AppBistro businesses' can find apps that would improve their facebook page and developers get paid when a business chooses their app to be used on their facebook page.
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closed 3/14/2012 via Company Press Release

Fotolia, acquired Wilogo SARL

synopsis: Fotolia, the first worldwide social marketplace for royalty free stock images, announced the acquisition of Wilogo.com, a leading crowdsourcing design community.
buyer: Fotolia
Fotolia is the first worldwide social marketplace for royalty free stock images, allowing individuals and professionals to legally buy and share stock images and illustrations. "
target: Wilogo SARL
Wilogo connects graphic designers with companies to produce amazing design. Their goal is to help companies rapidly source a variety of high quality design concepts and materials.
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closed 1/28/2015 via BusinessWire

Adobe Systems Incorporated, acquired Fotolia

synopsis: Adobe has acquired privately-held Fotolia, a leading marketplace for royalty-free photos, images, graphics and HD video. Fotolia will be integrated into Adobe Creative Cloud, providing current and future Creative Cloud members with the ability to access and purchase over 34 million images and videos.
buyer: Adobe Systems Incorporated (ADBE:$9,030.01)
Adobe is the global leader in digital marketing and digital media solutions. Adobe’s tools and services allow our customers to create groundbreaking digital content, deploy it across media and devices, measure and optimize it over time, and achieve greater business success. "
target parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
target: Fotolia
Fotolia is a leading marketplace for royalty-free photos, images, graphics and HD video. Buyers access over 34 million images, vectors and videos at great prices, while contributing artists receive the highest commission rate on the market. Fotolia currently operates in 23 countries in 14 languages.
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closed 6/22/2012 via BusinessWire

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., acquired Fotolia

synopsis: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. announced the completion of the acquisition of Fotolia. Fotolia offers its users over 17 million digital images and videos. Fotolia is the leading microstock platform in Europe and is ranked among the top stock photography websites globally, providing a unique marketplace for photographers to sell their images.
buyer: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR:$5,683.13)
KKR is a leading global investment firm with $62.3 billion in assets under management as of March 31, 2012. With offices around the world, KKR manages assets through a variety of investment funds and accounts covering multiple asset classes. "
target: Fotolia
With over 17 million digital images and videos to choose from, Fotolia offers one of the largest image databases of quality. Over 3 million people choose Fotolia for affordable, royalty-free images, graphics and HD videos.
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closed 3/14/2012 via Company Press Release

Fotolia, acquired Wilogo SARL

synopsis: Fotolia, the first worldwide social marketplace for royalty free stock images, announced the acquisition of Wilogo.com, a leading crowdsourcing design community.
buyer: Fotolia
Fotolia is the first worldwide social marketplace for royalty free stock images, allowing individuals and professionals to legally buy and share stock images and illustrations. "
target: Wilogo SARL
Wilogo connects graphic designers with companies to produce amazing design. Their goal is to help companies rapidly source a variety of high quality design concepts and materials.
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closed 1/28/2015 via BusinessWire

Adobe Systems Incorporated, acquired Fotolia

synopsis: Adobe has acquired privately-held Fotolia, a leading marketplace for royalty-free photos, images, graphics and HD video. Fotolia will be integrated into Adobe Creative Cloud, providing current and future Creative Cloud members with the ability to access and purchase over 34 million images and videos.
buyer: Adobe Systems Incorporated (ADBE:$9,030.01)
Adobe is the global leader in digital marketing and digital media solutions. Adobe’s tools and services allow our customers to create groundbreaking digital content, deploy it across media and devices, measure and optimize it over time, and achieve greater business success. "
target parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
target: Fotolia
Fotolia is a leading marketplace for royalty-free photos, images, graphics and HD video. Buyers access over 34 million images, vectors and videos at great prices, while contributing artists receive the highest commission rate on the market. Fotolia currently operates in 23 countries in 14 languages.
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closed 6/22/2012 via BusinessWire

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., acquired Fotolia

synopsis: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. announced the completion of the acquisition of Fotolia. Fotolia offers its users over 17 million digital images and videos. Fotolia is the leading microstock platform in Europe and is ranked among the top stock photography websites globally, providing a unique marketplace for photographers to sell their images.
buyer: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR:$5,683.13)
KKR is a leading global investment firm with $62.3 billion in assets under management as of March 31, 2012. With offices around the world, KKR manages assets through a variety of investment funds and accounts covering multiple asset classes. "
target: Fotolia
With over 17 million digital images and videos to choose from, Fotolia offers one of the largest image databases of quality. Over 3 million people choose Fotolia for affordable, royalty-free images, graphics and HD videos.
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closed 10/24/2013 via BusinessWire

Shutterfly, Inc., acquired BorrowLenses

synopsis: Shutterfly, Inc., the leading manufacturer and digital retailer of high-quality personalized products and services, announced that it has acquired BorrowLenses, the premier online marketplace for photographic and video equipment rentals. BorrowLenses’s Founders, Max Shevyakov and Mark Gurevich, will join Shutterfly Inc.
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: BorrowLenses
BorrowLenses is the premier online marketplace for photographic and video equipment rentals. Rent camera bodies, lenses, lighting kits, and more via their easy to use website navigation or search for a specific item in the search bar. Equipment is also available for sale on the site.
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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 3/2/2006 via PR Newswire

Apax Partners, acquired Pictage, Inc.

synopsis: Pictage, Inc., the nation's leading provider of wedding photography solutions to professional photographers, and Apax Partners, L.P., one of the world's leading private equity investment groups, announced that funds advised by Apax Partners are investing $29 million to acquire a majority ownership interest in Pictage.
buyer parent: Apax Partners & Co. Ventures Ltd.
buyer: Apax Partners
Apax Partners is one of the world's leading private equity investment groups. It operates across the United States, Europe and Israel and has more than 30 years of investing experience. Funds under the management or advice of Apax Partners total $35 billion around the world. "
target: Pictage, Inc.
Founded in early 2000, Pictage has quickly grown into the largest e-commerce service provider and online lab in the country, currently serving over 5000 thousand professional photographers nationwide.
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announced 8/23/2016 via Reuters

PIXTA Inc., will acquire Snapmart Inc.

synopsis: PIXTA Inc., a company that operates an online marketplace site of stock photos, illustrations, vectors, and footage in Japan, is acquiring Snapmart Inc., a company that develops a mobile application that sells photos taken by smartphone users. Snapmart is based in Japan.
buyer: PIXTA Inc. (TSE:3416:$15.70)
PIXTA Inc. operates an online marketplace site of stock photos, illustrations, vectors, and footage in Japan. It serves designers, Web directors, publishers, or other creative professionals. PIXTA Inc. was founded in 2005 and is based in Tokyo, Japan. "
target parent: OPT Incubate Inc.
target: Snapmart Inc.
Snapmart Inc. develops a mobile application that sells photos taken by smartphone users. The company was founded in 2016 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
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closed 11/17/2014 via BusinessWire

Shutterfly, Inc., acquired GrooveBook

synopsis: Shutterfly, Inc., the leading manufacturer and digital retailer of high-quality personalized products and services, announced that it has acquired GrooveBook, a mobile photo book app subscription service that sends customers a keepsake book of their mobile phone photos each month.
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: GrooveBook
GrooveBook is a mobile photo book app subscription service that sends customers a keepsake book of their mobile phone photos each month. GrooveBook is an iPhone and Android app and subscription service that prints up to 100 mobile phone photos in a 4.5" x 6.5" Groovebook and mails it to customers.
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closed 5/6/2008 via BusinessWire

ROK Entertainment Group, acquired Jalipo Limited

synopsis: ROK Entertainment Group Inc., the global mobile entertainment group, announces that it has acquired 100% of the issued and to be issued share capital of Jalipo Ltd for total consideration of 600,000 ordinary shares.
buyer: ROK Entertainment Group (ROKE:$0.00)
ROK Entertainment Group is a world-leading mobile entertainment company specialising in the development and deployment of innovative mobile technologies, services and applications. "
target: Jalipo Limited
Jalipo enables broadcasters to offer their TV channels, live events and video-on-demand direct to you in high quality via your PC. There's no monthly subscription and all pay content is accessed through a simple pre-pay system.
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$17
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closed 9/12/2019 via BusinessWire

Spotify Ltd, acquired SoundBetter

synopsis: Spotify, the world’s most popular audio streaming subscription service, announced that it has acquired SoundBetter, a leading global audio production and collaboration marketplace helping creators worldwide connect and hire top audio professionals.
buyer: Spotify Ltd (SPOT:$6,661.14)
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: SoundBetter
SoundBetter is a leading global audio production and collaboration marketplace helping creators worldwide connect and hire top audio professionals. Since its founding in 2012, SoundBetter has helped tens of thousands of music professionals buy and offer services across the globe.
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closed 1/22/2014 via BNC Analysis

Riplay SAS merged with Vodkaster SAS,

synopsis: French movie-interest social network provider Vodkaster is to merge with DVD digitisation specialist Riplay with a view to launching a new Netflix-like video-on-demand service in the country. Riplay SAS operates an online platform and allows users to digitize their DVDs and buy and sell digital versions of DVDs for viewing on multiple devices.
buyer: Vodkaster SAS
Vodkaster is the social network that keeps users in touch with movies, stars, and filmmakers. The company is based in Paris, France. "
target: Riplay SAS
Riplay SAS operates an online platform and allows users to digitize their DVDs and buy and sell digital versions of DVDs for viewing on multiple devices. The company was founded in 2012 and is based in Paris, France.
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closed 6/26/2014 via PR Newswire

Ubiquity Broadcasting Corporation, acquired Monkeybars

synopsis: Ubiquity, Inc., creators of a new hub for the digital lifestyle, announced the completion of their acquisition of the assets of Monkeybars Inc., a music platform that combines cloud content storage, sharing applications, and social networking search technology
buyer: Ubiquity Broadcasting Corporation (OTCBB:UBIQ:$0.45)
Ubiquity Broadcasting Corporation is an emerging broadcasting & media technologies company, that owns a portfolio of intellectual property relating to Internet, Social Media and Cloud-Based applications, where it also owns and operates an in-house, state-of-the-art production facility. "
target: Monkeybars
Monkeybars, Inc. is an online marketplace for musical artists to utilize social networking tools to increase their audience, sales and create new revenue streams.
price ($mm)
$0.22
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

Generos Media Group, Inc., acquired FishFlix.com

synopsis: Generos Media Group, Inc. has completed their acquisition of all assets pertaining to Fishflix.com. FishFlix.com is one of the most comprehensive websites for Christian Movies. Featuring thousands of high-quality Christian DVDs at everyday low prices.
buyer: Generos Media Group, Inc.
Generos Media Group INC. a group of e-commerce-based businesses that bring family friendly entertainment options to families seeking options void of any violent and graphic content. "
target: FishFlix.com
FishFlix.com is one of the most comprehensive websites for Christian Movies. Featuring thousands of high-quality Christian DVDs at everyday low prices. FishFlix is an online store with a mission to bring The Greatest Christian and Family-Friendly Films in the World at Great Prices.
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closed 5/23/2018 via BNC Analysis

Paytm, acquired TicketNew

synopsis: Paytm, India's largest digital goods and mobile commerce platform, has acquired TicketNew from Alibaba Pictures, a Chinese film company under the Alibaba Group. TicketNew is a 10+ years old Movie Ticketing Marketplace that has presence in over 300+ cities in India.
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 parent: Alibaba Group
target: TicketNew
TicketNew is a 10+ years old Movie Ticketing Marketplace that has presence in over 300+ cities in India. The company holds a strong position in the movie ticketing space in the country due to its unmatched network of neighbourhood theatres to large cinema chains across urban and rural areas.
price ($mm)
$35
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/5/2017 via BNC Analysis

Alibaba Pictures, acquired TicketNew

synopsis: Alibaba Group’s entertainment arm, Alibaba Pictures Group, has acquired a majority stake in India’s online ticketing platform TicketNew. Founded in 2007, TicketNew is a Chennai-based ticketing website which has presence in over 300 cities in India.
buyer parent: Alibaba Group
buyer: Alibaba Pictures (SEHK:1060:$133.12)
Alibaba Pictures is the flagship unit of Alibaba Group’s entertainment arm and its core businesses includes: film and television production centered on IP; internet-based promotion and distribution combining internet technologies and traditional off-line distribution; and more. "
target: TicketNew
TicketNew is a 10+ years old Movie Ticketing Marketplace that has presence in over 300+ cities in India. The company holds a strong position in the movie ticketing space in the country due to its unmatched network of neighbourhood theatres to large cinema chains across urban and rural areas.
price ($mm)
$19
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
announced 2/24/2017 via Company Press Release

PIXTA Inc., will acquire Topic Images Inc.

synopsis: PIXTA Inc., a company that operates an online marketplace site of stock photos, illustrations, vectors, and footage in Japan, is acquiring TOPIC Images Inc., a Korean company that owns and operates an online database for photographs. They offer stock images such as photographs, illustrations and motion clips.
buyer: PIXTA Inc. (TSE:3416:$15.70)
PIXTA Inc. operates an online marketplace site of stock photos, illustrations, vectors, and footage in Japan. It serves designers, Web directors, publishers, or other creative professionals. PIXTA Inc. was founded in 2005 and is based in Tokyo, Japan. "
target: Topic Images Inc.
TOPIC Images Inc. owns and operates an online database for photographs. They offer stock images such as photographs, illustrations and motion clips. TOPIC Images Inc. was founded in 1992 and is based in Seoul, South Korea.
price ($mm)
$1.16*
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.7x
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/25/2017 via BNC Analysis

BookMyShow, acquired Masti Tickets, LLC

synopsis: BookMyShow announced that it had acquired Hyderabad-based online ticketing platform MastiTickets. MastiTickets was founded in late 2014 by Ravi Narla. As an online entertainment ticketing platform, it allows users to book tickets for movies through its website, mobile app and mobile site.
buyer parent: Bigtree Entertainment Pvt Ltd
buyer: BookMyShow
BookMyShow is India'’s largest online entertainment ticketing platform that allows users to book tickets for movies, plays, sports and live events through its website, mobile app and mobile site. BookMyShow is now present in over 350 towns and cities across India. "
target: Masti Tickets, LLC
MastiTickets was founded in late 2014 by Ravi Narla. As an online entertainment ticketing platform, it allows users to book tickets for movies through its website, mobile app and mobile site.
price ($mm)
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closed 10/20/2015 via New York Times

TriPlay, acquired eMusic

synopsis: Triplay, the next-generation personal cloud company and the developer of MyMusicCloud and MyDigipack, announced its acquisition of eMusic, a leading music discovery and download-to-own destination. This deal makes the combined entity one of the largest, most comprehensive digital music services in the world.
buyer: TriPlay
TriPlay is a mobile life company - the only media delivery platform and services suite for sharing personal digital content across multiple devices. TriPlay's patent protected media delivery platform was built as the first cross-platform integrated messaging system. "
target parent: Media Arc, Inc.
target: eMusic
eMusic is a unique discovery-and-download destination for music enthusiasts. Their catalog includes many familiar and off-the-beaten path releases from both major and independent labels. Members can explore music through an affordable monthly subscription that facilitates new music discovery.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/18/2013 via BNC Analysis

eMusic merged with knfb Reading Technology Inc.,

synopsis: Online music service eMusic merged with an e-book distributor K-NFB Reading to form the new company Media Arc Inc. Media Arc will offer a comprehensive source of more than 17 million songs, 40,000 audio books and 600,000 eBooks. eMusic and K-NFB will remain as operating units of the new company.
buyer: knfb Reading Technology Inc.
Media Arc, Inc. designs, develops, and distributes print-to-speech reading machines for the blind. Their products include knfbReader Mobile, a software solution that places the functionality of a reading machine into a cell phone; and kReader Mobile for sighted individuals with reading difficulties."
target parent: JDS Capital Management, Inc.
target: eMusic
eMusic is a unique discovery-and-download destination for music enthusiasts. Their catalog includes many familiar and off-the-beaten path releases from both major and independent labels. Members can explore music through an affordable monthly subscription that facilitates new music discovery.
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