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closed 8/17/2012 via GlobeNewswire

Ancestry.com, acquired Archives.com

synopsis: Ancestry.com Inc. announced the completion of its acquisition of Archives.com, a leading family history website. Archives.com offers access to over 2.1 billion historical records, including birth records, obituaries, immigration and passenger lists, historical newspapers, and U.S. and U.K. Censuses.
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
buyer: Ancestry.com
Ancestry.com Inc. is the world's largest online family history resource, with more than 1.8 million paying subscribers. More than 9 billion records have been added to the site. Ancestry users have created more than 34 million family trees containing approximately 4 billion profiles. "
target parent: Inflection LLC
target: Archives.com
Archives.com is a leading family history website that makes discovering family history simple and affordable. The company has assembled more than 2.1 billion historical records all in a single location.
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announced 8/31/2021 via BusinessWire

Ancestry.com, will acquire Geneanet SA

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

Francisco Partners Management LLC, will acquire MyHeritage Ltd.

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

Blackstone Group LP, acquired Ancestry.com

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

Verogen, acquired GEDmatch

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

Permira, acquired Ancestry.com

synopsis: Permira, the European private equity firm with global reach, and Ancestry.com Inc. the world's largest online family history resource, announced the successful completion of the acquisition of Ancestry.com by a company owned by Permira funds and co-investors for $32.00 per share in cash.
buyer: Permira
Permira is a European private equity firm with global reach. The Permira funds, raised from pension funds and other institutions, make long-term investments in companies with the ambition of transforming their performance and driving sustainable growth. "
target parent: Spectrum Equity
target: Ancestry.com
Ancestry.com Inc. is the world's largest online family history resource, with more than 2 million paying subscribers. Over 10 billion records have been added to the site in the past 15 years. Ancestry users have created more than 39 million family trees containing approximately 4 billion profiles.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,445 [$1,435]
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$460
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$156
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3.4x
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9.9x
closed 2/17/2012 via BNC Analysis

Groupon, Inc., acquired Hyperpublic

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

Gawker Media, acquired Cityfile, Inc.

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

Infoplaza B.V., acquired WeerOnline BV

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

xAd, Inc., acquired WeatherBug

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

IBM Watson Group, acquired The Weather Company

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

Zoover International, acquired WeerOnline BV

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

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

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

Weathernews inc., acquired Weathermob

synopsis: Weathernews Inc. announced it has acquired Weathermob, the Boston-based social weather company to create a leading social weather prediction platform for highly accurate forecasts using on-the-ground weather observation and reporting. With the new Weathermob relationship, Weathernews is poised to become a major world-wide weather cooperative.
buyer: Weathernews inc. (TSE:4825:$127.02)
Weathernews Inc. is the World's largest private weather service company. Weathernews differentiates itself from other weather companies by utilizing multiple weather models data sources, analyzing and modifying them with in-house meteorological expertise to produce accurate forecasts. "
target: Weathermob
Weathermob lets users share, discover, and discuss the weather with people from around the world. It’s a free, entertaining, and easy way to share one's weather.
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closed 6/3/2020 via BNC Analysis

Grist, acquired Pacific Standard

synopsis: Grist, an American non-profit online magazine that has been publishing environmental news and commentary since 1999, announced that it has acquired the digital archives and brand assets of online social and environmental-social justice magazine Pacific Standard.
buyer: Grist
Grist is an American non-profit online magazine that has been publishing environmental news and commentary since 1999. Grist's taglines are "Gloom and doom with a sense of humor" and "A beacon in the smog". Grist is headquartered in Seattle, Washington, and has 35 writers and employees. "
target parent: The Social Justice Foundation
target: Pacific Standard
Pacific Standard was an online magazine that reported on issues of social and environmental justice. Founded in 2008, the magazine was published in print and online for ten years until production of the print edition ceased in 2018 and it transitioned to an online-only format, which folded in 2019.
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closed 8/17/2012 via GlobeNewswire

Ancestry.com, acquired Archives.com

synopsis: Ancestry.com Inc. announced the completion of its acquisition of Archives.com, a leading family history website. Archives.com offers access to over 2.1 billion historical records, including birth records, obituaries, immigration and passenger lists, historical newspapers, and U.S. and U.K. Censuses.
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
buyer: Ancestry.com
Ancestry.com Inc. is the world's largest online family history resource, with more than 1.8 million paying subscribers. More than 9 billion records have been added to the site. Ancestry users have created more than 34 million family trees containing approximately 4 billion profiles. "
target parent: Inflection LLC
target: Archives.com
Archives.com is a leading family history website that makes discovering family history simple and affordable. The company has assembled more than 2.1 billion historical records all in a single location.
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announced 8/31/2021 via BusinessWire

Ancestry.com, will acquire Geneanet SA

synopsis: Ancestry®, the global leader in family history, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Geneanet, a leading French genealogy company. With over 30 billion records from more than 80 countries, Ancestry helps customers discover new details about their family story and ancestors.
buyer parent: Blackstone Group LP
buyer: Ancestry.com
Ancestry®, the global leader in family history and consumer genomics, empowers journeys of personal discovery to enrich lives. With an unparalleled collection of more than 30 billion records in their consumer DNA network, customers can gain a new level of understanding about their lives. "
target: Geneanet SA
Geneanet is a leading French genealogy company with a large and growing European community of more than 4 million members. Geneanet is available in ten languages and more than 25 countries.
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closed 12/4/2020 via BusinessWire

Blackstone Group LP, acquired Ancestry.com

synopsis: Blackstone announced that private equity funds managed by Blackstone (“Blackstone”) have completed their previously announced acquisition of Ancestry® from Silver Lake, GIC, Spectrum Equity, Permira, and other equity holders for a total enterprise value of $4.7 billion.
buyer: Blackstone Group LP (BX:$17,325.04)
Blackstone is one of the world's leading investment firms. Their asset management businesses, with over $450 billion in assets under management, include investment vehicles focused on private equity, real estate, public debt and equity, non-investment grade credit, real assets and secondary funds. "
target parent: Permira
target: Ancestry.com
Ancestry is the global leader in family history and consumer genomics. With their unparalleled collection of 24 billion records and over 18 million people in their growing AncestryDNA network, customers can discover their family story and gain actionable insights about their health and wellness.
price ($mm)
$4,700
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$1,000
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4.7x
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closed 5/18/2016 via GlobeNewswire

Ancestry.com, acquired Adpay, Inc.

synopsis: Ancestry.com LLC, the largest provider of family history and personal DNA testing, announced that its subsidiary has entered into a definitive Agreement and Plan of Merger to acquire Adpay, Inc., creators and operators of the Memoriams.com obituary input network.
buyer parent: Permira
buyer: Ancestry.com
Ancestry.com is the world's largest online family history resource with approximately 2.7 million paying subscribers across all its websites. More than 12 billion records have been added to the Ancestry.com sites and users have created more than 50 million family trees. "
target: Adpay, Inc.
For a decade Adpay has been the leading provider of patented online and mobile solutions for media companies. Through its comprehensive product suite, Adpay provides the competitive edge that its partners need to attract and retain advertisers.
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closed 9/30/2013 via GlobeNewswire

Ancestry.com, acquired Find A Grave, Inc.

synopsis: Ancestry.com has acquired Find A Grave, Inc., the leading online cemetery database. With over 100 million memorials and 75 million photos, Find A Grave has amassed an unparalleled collection of burial information. Over the past 18 years, it has grown to become an invaluable resource for genealogists, history buffs and cemetery preservationists.
buyer parent: Permira
buyer: Ancestry.com
Ancestry.com is the world's largest online family history resource with approximately 2.7 million paying subscribers across all its websites. More than 12 billion records have been added to the Ancestry.com sites and users have created more than 50 million family trees. "
target: Find A Grave, Inc.
Find A Grave, Inc. is the leading online cemetery database. With over 100 million memorials and 75 million photos, Find A Grave has amassed an unparalleled collection of burial information.
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closed 12/28/2012 via GlobeNewswire

Permira, acquired Ancestry.com

synopsis: Permira, the European private equity firm with global reach, and Ancestry.com Inc. the world's largest online family history resource, announced the successful completion of the acquisition of Ancestry.com by a company owned by Permira funds and co-investors for $32.00 per share in cash.
buyer: Permira
Permira is a European private equity firm with global reach. The Permira funds, raised from pension funds and other institutions, make long-term investments in companies with the ambition of transforming their performance and driving sustainable growth. "
target parent: Spectrum Equity
target: Ancestry.com
Ancestry.com Inc. is the world's largest online family history resource, with more than 2 million paying subscribers. Over 10 billion records have been added to the site in the past 15 years. Ancestry users have created more than 39 million family trees containing approximately 4 billion profiles.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,445 [$1,435]
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$460
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$156
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3.4x
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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 8/17/2012 via GlobeNewswire

Ancestry.com, acquired Archives.com

synopsis: Ancestry.com Inc. announced the completion of its acquisition of Archives.com, a leading family history website. Archives.com offers access to over 2.1 billion historical records, including birth records, obituaries, immigration and passenger lists, historical newspapers, and U.S. and U.K. Censuses.
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
buyer: Ancestry.com
Ancestry.com Inc. is the world's largest online family history resource, with more than 1.8 million paying subscribers. More than 9 billion records have been added to the site. Ancestry users have created more than 34 million family trees containing approximately 4 billion profiles. "
target parent: Inflection LLC
target: Archives.com
Archives.com is a leading family history website that makes discovering family history simple and affordable. The company has assembled more than 2.1 billion historical records all in a single location.
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closed 10/21/2010 via AP - Associated Press

Ancestry.com, acquired iArchives

synopsis: Ancestry.com Inc. announced the completion of the acquisition of iArchives, Inc. and its branded Web site, Footnote.com, a leading American History Web site. This acquisition provides Ancestry.com with a complementary consumer brand, expanded content offerings, and enhanced digitization and image-viewing technologies.
buyer parent: Permira
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: iArchives
iArchives transforms microfilm and other print content into searchable, digitized, online databases. iArchives provides technology and processes that substantially reduce the cost and time it takes to archive documents while enhancing the user's experience in exploring those documents.
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closed 8/6/2010 via GlobeNewswire

Ancestry.com, acquired ProGenealogists, Inc.

synopsis: Ancestry.com Inc. announced that it has acquired leading professional genealogy research firm, ProGenealogists, Inc. ProGenealogists specializes in genealogical, forensic and family history research.
buyer parent: Permira
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: ProGenealogists, Inc.
ProGenealogists, Inc. is a consortium of professional genealogists who specialize in genealogical, forensic, and family history research. The firm services thousands of professional, government, media, and individual clients worldwide.
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closed 7/16/2010 via GlobeNewswire

Ancestry.com, acquired Genline AB

synopsis: Ancestry.com Inc. announced the closing of its acquisition of Genline.se, the leading Swedish family history Web site. Genline currently has more than 17,000 paying members with access to 26 million pages of digitized Swedish church records spanning more than 400 years from the 17th to the 20th century.
buyer parent: Permira
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: Genline AB (OM:GENL:$2.86)
Genline AB is the Swedish market leader in genealogy and local heritage research. Its collection of Swedish church records contains more than 26 million digitalized pages of records dating from the 1600's to the 1900s. Genline also operates Familjeband.
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closed 12/13/2007 via Company Press Release

Hercules Technology Growth Ventures, purchased a minority stake in The Generations Network

synopsis: Hercules Technology Growth Capital, Inc., the premier specialty finance company providing venture debt and equity to venture capital and private equity backed technology and life science companies at all stages of development, today announced that it provided a combination of $17.5 million in debt financing and $500,000 of equity cap
buyer: Hercules Technology Growth Ventures (HTGC:$74.28)
The leading publicly traded specialty finance company offering senior and subordinated working capital loans, senior revolving loans, bridge loans and equipment loans. "
target: The Generations Network
The Generations Network, is the leading online network connecting families across distance and time. The Generations Network, Inc. provides people the content, community, and technology to empower them to find the people most important to them -- and discover and share their unique family stories.
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announced 10/17/2007 via PR Newswire

Spectrum Equity Investors, will acquire The Generations Network

synopsis: The Generations Network, Inc., announced that Spectrum Equity Investors will lead an investment of $300 million to purchase a majority interest in the company. Spectrum, a private equity firm based in Menlo Park and Boston, has been a shareholder in The Generations Network since 2003.
buyer: Spectrum Equity Investors
Spectrum Equity Investors is one of the largest, fastest-growing, and most experienced private equity investors. They have investment professionals that have invested in more than 150 telecommunications, networking, information services, and media businesses. "
target: The Generations Network
The Generations Network, is the leading online network connecting families across distance and time. The Generations Network, Inc. provides people the content, community, and technology to empower them to find the people most important to them -- and discover and share their unique family stories.
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$300
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$150
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closed 4/27/2006 via PR Newswire

MyFamily.com, Inc., acquired Encounter Technologies, LLC

synopsis: Today MyFamily.com, Inc., the leading network for connecting families on the Web, announces the acquisition of Encounter Technologies as company moves to expand the MyFamily web service.
buyer: MyFamily.com, Inc.
The Generations Network, is the leading online network connecting families across distance and time. The Generations Network, Inc. provides people the content, community, and technology to empower them to find the people most important to them -- and discover and share their unique family stories. "
target: Encounter Technologies, LLC
Encounter Technologies designs, develops and deploys innovative communications applications that help people stay in touch on the web. Unique solutions include SnapGenie multimedia photo albums and visual phone conferencing services.
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closed 9/21/2005 via PR Newswire

MyFamily.com, Inc., acquired Heritage Makers, L.L.C.

synopsis: MyFamily.com, Inc., the leading online network connecting families, present and past, announced today that it has acquired substantially all of the assets of Heritage Makers, L.L.C., a Springville, Utah, company that helps people discover, preserve, and celebrate their family heritage.
buyer: MyFamily.com, Inc.
The Generations Network, is the leading online network connecting families across distance and time. The Generations Network, Inc. provides people the content, community, and technology to empower them to find the people most important to them -- and discover and share their unique family stories. "
target: Heritage Makers, L.L.C.
Founded in 2004, Heritage Makers is a direct selling organization with more than 1,200 independent "Heritage Consultants" that markets custom published products through in-home presentations called "Heritage Celebrations."
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closed 8/17/2012 via GlobeNewswire

Ancestry.com, acquired Archives.com

synopsis: Ancestry.com Inc. announced the completion of its acquisition of Archives.com, a leading family history website. Archives.com offers access to over 2.1 billion historical records, including birth records, obituaries, immigration and passenger lists, historical newspapers, and U.S. and U.K. Censuses.
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
buyer: Ancestry.com
Ancestry.com Inc. is the world's largest online family history resource, with more than 1.8 million paying subscribers. More than 9 billion records have been added to the site. Ancestry users have created more than 34 million family trees containing approximately 4 billion profiles. "
target parent: Inflection LLC
target: Archives.com
Archives.com is a leading family history website that makes discovering family history simple and affordable. The company has assembled more than 2.1 billion historical records all in a single location.
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announced 8/31/2021 via BusinessWire

Ancestry.com, will acquire Geneanet SA

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

Francisco Partners Management LLC, will acquire MyHeritage Ltd.

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

Blackstone Group LP, acquired Ancestry.com

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

Verogen, acquired GEDmatch

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

Permira, acquired Ancestry.com

synopsis: Permira, the European private equity firm with global reach, and Ancestry.com Inc. the world's largest online family history resource, announced the successful completion of the acquisition of Ancestry.com by a company owned by Permira funds and co-investors for $32.00 per share in cash.
buyer: Permira
Permira is a European private equity firm with global reach. The Permira funds, raised from pension funds and other institutions, make long-term investments in companies with the ambition of transforming their performance and driving sustainable growth. "
target parent: Spectrum Equity
target: Ancestry.com
Ancestry.com Inc. is the world's largest online family history resource, with more than 2 million paying subscribers. Over 10 billion records have been added to the site in the past 15 years. Ancestry users have created more than 39 million family trees containing approximately 4 billion profiles.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,445 [$1,435]
rev ($mm)
$460
EBITDA ($mm)
$156
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3.4x
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9.9x
closed 2/17/2012 via BNC Analysis

Groupon, Inc., acquired Hyperpublic

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

Gawker Media, acquired Cityfile, Inc.

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

Infoplaza B.V., acquired WeerOnline BV

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

xAd, Inc., acquired WeatherBug

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

IBM Watson Group, acquired The Weather Company

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

Zoover International, acquired WeerOnline BV

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

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

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

Weathernews inc., acquired Weathermob

synopsis: Weathernews Inc. announced it has acquired Weathermob, the Boston-based social weather company to create a leading social weather prediction platform for highly accurate forecasts using on-the-ground weather observation and reporting. With the new Weathermob relationship, Weathernews is poised to become a major world-wide weather cooperative.
buyer: Weathernews inc. (TSE:4825:$127.02)
Weathernews Inc. is the World's largest private weather service company. Weathernews differentiates itself from other weather companies by utilizing multiple weather models data sources, analyzing and modifying them with in-house meteorological expertise to produce accurate forecasts. "
target: Weathermob
Weathermob lets users share, discover, and discuss the weather with people from around the world. It’s a free, entertaining, and easy way to share one's weather.
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closed 6/3/2020 via BNC Analysis

Grist, acquired Pacific Standard

synopsis: Grist, an American non-profit online magazine that has been publishing environmental news and commentary since 1999, announced that it has acquired the digital archives and brand assets of online social and environmental-social justice magazine Pacific Standard.
buyer: Grist
Grist is an American non-profit online magazine that has been publishing environmental news and commentary since 1999. Grist's taglines are "Gloom and doom with a sense of humor" and "A beacon in the smog". Grist is headquartered in Seattle, Washington, and has 35 writers and employees. "
target parent: The Social Justice Foundation
target: Pacific Standard
Pacific Standard was an online magazine that reported on issues of social and environmental justice. Founded in 2008, the magazine was published in print and online for ten years until production of the print edition ceased in 2018 and it transitioned to an online-only format, which folded in 2019.
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