Like LeGuide.com S.A.

cancelled 5/11/2012 via Wall Street Journal

Lagardère Active, cancelled an acquisition of LeGuide.com S.A.

synopsis: French online shopping guide LeGuide.com SA has turned down French media company Lagardere SCA's bid to buy the firm. LeGuide.com S.A. publishes online shopping guides, comparison Websites, shopping search engines, and platforms for consumer ratings.
buyer parent: Lagardère SCA
buyer: Lagardère Active
Lagardère Active aims to become a global leader in the production and aggregation of multimedia content. Its activities – pursued via numerous world-class brands – include magazine publishing, radio stations, special-interest TV channels, TV production, digital activities and advertising sales. "
target: LeGuide.com S.A.
LeGuide.com SA is a France-based provider of shopping guides and online shopping directories. The Company publishes Internet services to help e-consumers shop online.
price ($mm)[EV]
$76 [$51]*
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$42
EBITDA ($mm)
$12
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8.7x
closed 10/13/2016 via Company Press Release

Kelkoo, acquired LeGuide.com S.A.

synopsis: Kelkoo, the ecommerce advertising and price comparison platform, announced the acquisition of LeGuide group, the price comparison market leader in France. With this acquisition, Kelkoo Group operates the world’s largest catalogue, with 220 million offers from a unique retailer base of 31,000 merchants.
buyer parent: Jamplant
buyer: Kelkoo
Kelkoo offers a complete and integrated service for online shopping, helping users to search, find and buy products in a safe environment and ultimately to increase revenues for both merchants and publishers. Kelkoo represents the European leader in ecommerce advertising and shopping comparison. "
target parent: Lagardère SCA
target: LeGuide.com S.A.
LeGuide Group provides a set of high performance tools, enabling e-consumers throughout Europe to enjoy a unique shopping experience in complete security. They are dedicated to being the top shopping guide for e-consumers and generating business for e-merchants across Europe.
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closed 12/19/2013 via Company Press Release

SeatGeek, acquired FanSnap, Inc.

synopsis: SeatGeek, a ticket search engine, has acquired FanSnap, the leading online ticket comparison shopping site. Fans use FanSnap to shop 50+ of the most trusted secondary market ticket sites for the best deals on sports, theater and concert tickets.
buyer: SeatGeek
SeatGeek is a ticket search engine that makes finding tickets to live entertainment a cinch. They search dozens of the biggest ticket sites and present the results all in one place, with a simple interface designed for speed and savings. "
target parent: Wize Commerce
target: FanSnap, Inc.
FanSnap is the leading online ticket comparison shopping site. Fans use FanSnap to shop 50+ of the most trusted secondary market ticket sites for the best deals on sports, theater and concert tickets.
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closed 12/21/2011 via BNC Analysis

LeGuide.com S.A., acquired Ciao AG

synopsis: LeGuide.com Group, a pan-European publisher of online shopping guides, comparison websites and the like, has acquired online shopping portal Ciao from Microsoft. At Ciao, consumers can obtain all the online shopping information they need from one source.
buyer: LeGuide.com S.A. (FR:ALGUI:$0.00)
LeGuide.com SA is a France-based provider of shopping guides and online shopping directories. The Company publishes Internet services to help e-consumers shop online. "
target parent: Microsoft Corporation
target: Ciao AG
The Ciao consumer portal offers consumers in Britain, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands and Sweden comprehensive online shopping options in their respective national language. At Ciao, consumers can obtain all the online shopping information they need from one source.
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closed 12/7/2011 via PR Newswire

NexTag, acquired FanSnap, Inc.

synopsis: Nextag® taps the event ticketing market through the acquisition of FanSnap®, a leading online ticket comparison shopping site. The FanSnap ticket search engine provides consumers with a single, comprehensive view of event tickets available from leading ticket providers and resellers.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: NexTag
Nextag is the ultimate resource for online shoppers. Offering the most comprehensive product catalog online, Nextag delivers the tools and technology that can help shoppers make smarter purchasing decisions. "
target: FanSnap, Inc.
FanSnap® is the leading online ticket comparison shopping site. Fans use FanSnap to shop 50+ of the most trusted secondary market ticket sites for the best deals on sports, theater and concert tickets.
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closed 1/4/2011 via BusinessWire

Ziff Davis, Inc., acquired LogicBuy.com

synopsis: Ziff Davis, one of the nation's leading technology media companies, announced the acquisition of LogicBuy.com, a leading provider of tech deals and coupons. Over 10 million visited LogicBuy.com in 2010 seeking the best deals and coupons on a range of technology products and services, including laptops, cameras, TVs and software.
buyer parent: Great Hill Partners LLC
buyer: Ziff Davis, Inc.
Ziff Davis, Inc. is a leading digital media company specializing in the technology market, reaching over 40 million highly engaged in-market buyers and influencers every month. Ziff Davis also operates BuyerBase™, the most advanced ad targeting platform focused on tech buyers. "
target: LogicBuy.com
Launched in 2007, LogicBuy.com was designed to cut through the clutter of overwhelming and often low-quality deals on the Web to present buyers with the best opportunities to save money. LogicBuy.com allows shoppers to find, share and rate every deal and coupon.
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closed 6/21/2012 via BusinessWire

Valpak Direct Marketing Systems, Inc., acquired Savings.com

synopsis: Cox Target Media has completed its acquisition of Savings.com, including its sister site, London-based Savoo.co.uk, as a wholly owned subsidiary. Savings.com joins Valpak as a Cox Target Media company. Savings.com is a leading online source for savings, personalized deals and the most knowledgeable money-savings experts online.
buyer parent: Cox Enterprises Inc.
buyer: Valpak Direct Marketing Systems, Inc.
Valpak Direct Marketing Systems, Inc., one of the leading direct marketing companies in North America, is owned and operated by Cox Target Media, a subsidiary of Atlanta-based Cox Media Group. The Blue Envelope® delivers savings and value to nearly 40 million households each month. "
target: Savings.com
Savings.com has one of the most in-depth databases of online coupons. Shoppers can access thousands of exclusive offers from the biggest retailer names along with up to 100,000 active deals from online and national retailers, daily deal sites and grocery brands.
price ($mm)
$100
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announced 2/28/2022 via BNC Analysis

CentralNic Group plc, will acquire Vergleich.org

synopsis: CentralNic, a global tech company, will acquire Vergleich.org, a leading comparison platform in Germany. Vergleich.org tests and compares products and services to provide their users with comprehensive purchasing advice. Their platform provides comparisons for vacuums, coffee makers, vitamins, shoes, dash cams, smartphones, chairs, and more.
buyer: CentralNic Group plc (AIM:CNIC:$410.54)
CentralNic is a global company that drives the growth of the global digital economy by developing and managing software platforms allowing businesses to buy subscriptions to domain names and related services, including protecting their brands online. "
target: Vergleich.org
Vergleich.org is a leading comparison platform in Germany. Vergleich.org tests and compares products and services to provide their users with comprehensive purchasing advice. Their platform provides comparisons for vacuums, coffee makers, vitamins, shoes, dash cams, smartphones, chairs, and more.
price ($mm)
$75
rev ($mm)
$55
EBITDA ($mm)
$11
EV / rev
2.2x
EV / EBITDA
11.0x
announced 9/23/2021 via Company Press Release

Pricerunner AB, will acquire Prisguiden AS

synopsis: PriceRunner, a leading shopping comparison site in Europe, will acquire Prisguiden from 1881 Group, a Norwegian provider of directory services. Prisguiden is a price comparison platform in Norway. The platform allows users to compare prices for various products from over 500 shops, including clothing, electronics, home appliances, and more.
buyer parent: NS Intressenter
buyer: Pricerunner AB
PriceRunner is a leading shopping comparison site, operating in the UK, Sweden, Denmark, France, Germany and Austria. They find the best deals all over the internet for users to compare. They show product details, prices, reviews and ratings from multiple retailers to help inform shopping decisions."
target parent: Kistefos AS
target: Prisguiden AS
Prisguiden is a price comparison platform in Norway. Prisguiden helps Norwegian consumers to shop smarter by enabling them to compare prices from over 500 shops. The platform allows users to compare prices for various products, including clothing, electronics, home appliances, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$4
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0.0x
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closed 6/24/2020 via Company Press Release

Hajime Suzuki, purchased Travelzoo Japan K.K. from Travelzoo Inc

synopsis: Travelzoo, Inc., an Internet media company that provides its members with insider deals and one-of-a-kind experiences, has sold its Japanese branch, Travelzoo Japan K.K., to Mr. Hajime Suzuki. The parties entered into a License Agreement, whereby Travelzoo Japan obtained a license to use intellectual property from Travelzoo exclusively in Japan.
buyer: Hajime Suzuki
Hajime Suzuki is the general manager of Travelzoo Japan K.K. "
seller: Travelzoo Inc (:$102.58)
Travelzoo Japan K.K. is the Japanese branch of Travelzoo, Inc. Heaquartered in New York, Travelzoo is an Internet media company that provides its 30 million members insider deals and one-of-a-kind experiences personally reviewed by deal experts around the globe.
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closed 5/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

ShopFully International Group, acquired PromoQui

synopsis: ShopFully, the Italian tech company leader of the Drive To Store, known in Italy for the DoveConveni marketplace, has finalized the acquisition of 100% of PromoQui SpA, one of the reference players in the info-commerce market. PromoQui, based in Italy, is the national reference for geo-localized savings
buyer: ShopFully International Group
ShopFully, well known in Italy through the brand DoveConviene, is the leading digital platform for smart shopping used by 30 million users worldwide when getting ready to go shopping in their neighborhood to save time, save money and find their favourite brands and products. "
target: PromoQui
PromoQui, based in Italy, is the national reference for geo-localized savings, the point of contact between the Retailer and its potential customers. With their web platform and App users will find flyers and the best offers in the shops closest to them.
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closed 10/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

Omio Europe, acquired Rome2rio Pty Ltd

synopsis: Omio, Europe’s leading booking platform for multi-modal travel, has acquired Rome2rio, a door-to-door travel information and booking engine in Australia. Rome2rio helps people get to and from any location in the world. Their platform instantly displays all travel and booking options for the chosen destination.
buyer: Omio Europe
Omio is Europe’s leading booking platform for multi-modal travel. Omio allows people to find the fastest, cheapest and best travel options by train, bus and flight to thousands of cities, towns and villages across Europe. "
target: Rome2rio Pty Ltd
Rome2rio is a door-to-door travel information and booking engine in Australia. Rome2rio helps people get to and from any location in the world. Their platform instantly displays all travel and booking options for the chosen destination, along with information about accommodation and things to do.
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closed 1/23/2019 via Company Press Release

localsearch, acquired Websheep GmbH

synopsis: localsearch (Swisscom Directories Ltd), the leading digital agency for Swiss SMEs and operator of local.ch and search.ch, has acquired Websheep GmbH, a Swiss company that owns and operates a variety of comparison sites. Websheep offers comparison sites for driving instructors, dentists, lawyers, financial advisors, and hairdressers.
buyer parent: Swisscom
buyer: localsearch
localsearch is the leading digital agency for Swiss SMEs and operator of local.ch and search.ch. Their product portfolio supports companies in being found online, and attracting and retaining new customers. local.ch and search.ch are the most popular directory and booking platforms in Switzerland. "
target: Websheep GmbH
Websheep owns and operates a variety of comparison sites in Switzerland. Websheep offers comparison sites for driving instructors, dentists, lawyers, financial advisors, and hairdressers. Their platforms include fahrlehrervergleich.ch, zahnarztvergleich.ch, anwaltvergleich.ch, and more.
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closed 8/16/2018 via BNC Analysis

BigDish Plc, acquired Looloo inc.

synopsis: BigDish Plc has acquired Looloo, a web and app-based restaurant and travel discovery business focused on the Philippine market. Looloo is an iPhone and Android app that lets users discover the best restaurants, hotels, and travel destinations all over the Philippines.
buyer: BigDish Plc
BigDish is a brand-new way of offering dining deals and discounts. Through its online reservation platform, users can enjoy discounts of up to 50% at incredible restaurants in Manila, Hong Kong and Jakarta. With BigDish, there is no more need to wait for the right deal, or to print coupons. "
target: Looloo inc.
Looloo is a web and app-based restaurant and travel discovery business focused on the Philippine market. Looloo is an iPhone and Android app that lets users discover the best restaurants, hotels, and travel destinations all over the Philippines.
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closed 1/31/2018 via BNC Analysis

Ticket.se, acquired Charter.no

synopsis: Ticket.se, the Nordic region's largest holiday travel agency, has, as part of a long-term set-up, bought price comparison page Charter.no from Flightmade AB. Based in Oslo, Norway, Charter.no owns and operates an online price comparison platform. Charter.no makes it easy for users to find the right holiday trip at the best price.
buyer parent: Braganza
buyer: Ticket.se
Ticket.se is the largest travel agency in the Nordic region, offering holiday trips from all leading charter and tour operators, cruise lines, airlines and hotels. The business is run through a omni-channel strategy, where sales happen via their 71 stores, telephone and online. "
target: Charter.no
Based in Oslo, Norway, Charter.no owns and operates a leading online price comparison platform for travelling. Charter.no makes it easy for users to find the right holiday trip at the best price. Users can compare travel and prices from leading charter operators.
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closed 9/27/2017 via Company Press Release

trivago, acquired tripl GmbH

synopsis: trivago announces the acquisition of the assets of tripl, a machine learning travel start-up from Hamburg. tripl has developed an algorithm to give tailored travel recommendations by identifying trends in users’ social media activities and comparing it with in-app data of like-minded users.
buyer parent: Expedia, Inc.
buyer: trivago (TRVG:$452.17)
Headquartered in Düsseldorf, Germany, trivago is a global hotel search platform, focused on reshaping the way travelers search for and compare hotels. trivago’s platform can be accessed globally via 55 localized websites and apps in 33 languages. "
target: tripl GmbH
Based in Germany, tripl GmbH is a machine learning travel start-up from Hamburg. tripl has developed an algorithm to give tailored travel recommendations by identifying trends in users’ social media activities and comparing it with in-app data of like-minded users.
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announced 11/23/2016 via PR Newswire

Ctrip, will acquire Skyscanner

synopsis: Ctrip.com International, Ltd., a leading travel service provider of accommodation reservation, transportation ticketing, packaged tours and corporate travel management in China, announced that it signed a definitive agreement with the majority shareholders of Skyscanner Holdings Limited, a leading global travel search site headquartered in the UK.
buyer: Ctrip (NasdaqGS:CTRP:$4,997.62)
Ctrip.com International Ltd. was founded in 1999 in Shanghai, China. The company is a leading provider of travel services including accommodation reservation, transportation ticketing, packaged tours and corporate travel management. "
target: Skyscanner
Skyscanner is a leading global travel search company providing unbiased and free search of flights, hotels and car hire around the world. Founded in 2003 Skyscanner helps over 30 million people each month to find their travel options.Skyscanner is available in 30 languages.
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closed 9/12/2016 via BNC Analysis

TimetoCleanse Australia, acquired Gluten Free Pages

synopsis: TimetoCleanse Australia, a health and nutrition website and an independent associate for Isagenix Australia, has acquired Glutenfreepages.com.au. Gluten Free Pages provides an extensive database of helpful resources for finding gluten-free foods, restaurants, shops, and supermarkets.
buyer: TimetoCleanse Australia
TimetoCleanse Australia is a health and nutrition website and an independent associate for Isagenix products in Australia. They offer consumers the lowest prices on the complete Isagenix Australia product range to help people lose weight, boost energy levels and enhance athletic performance. "
target: Gluten Free Pages
Gluten Free Pages provides an extensive database of helpful resources for finding gluten-free foods, restaurants, shops, and supermarkets. The company was founded in 2008 and is based in Newport, Australia.
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announced 6/20/2016 via PR Newswire

Bankrate, Inc., will acquire NextAdvisor, Inc.

synopsis: Bankrate, Inc. announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire the business of NextAdvisor, Inc. The company is a leading online source of independent and in-depth research and reviews of credit cards, personal finance and internet services.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Bankrate, Inc. (RATE:$459.34)
Bankrate is a leading online publisher, aggregator, and distributor of personal finance content. Bankrate aggregates large scale audiences of in-market consumers by providing them with proprietary, fully researched, comprehensive, independent and objective personal finance. "
target: NextAdvisor, Inc.
NextAdvisor provides independent reviews of online services for consumers and small businesses. The company's mission is to help its visitors save money and make optimal buying decisions by presenting them with useful comparisons and reviews of service providers.
price ($mm)
$79
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closed 8/14/2015 via BNC Analysis

ixigo, acquired The Indian Backpacker

synopsis: ixigo, mobile travel search marketplace has completed the acquisition of all intellectual property of Desi Backpacking Travelers, the company that runs IndianBackpacker.com, for an undisclosed amount. As a part of the deal, Akshay Chhugani, founder and CEO, The Indian Backpacker will also be joining ixigo as ‘head of traveller communities’.
buyer parent: SAIF Partners
buyer: ixigo
Founded by Rajnish Kumar and Bajpai in 2007, ixigo aggregates, searches, and compares the best deals for flights, hotels, buses, trains and packages, reviews and the best travel facts from across 100+ travel websites to provide the most trustworthy travel information at one place. "
target: The Indian Backpacker
IndianBackpacker.com is a budget traveler-focused online community where backpackers across the country can share their first-hand experiences. The portal also provides the option of planning trips (travel bookings and hotel reservations) and assists in travel insurance.
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closed 10/13/2016 via Company Press Release

Kelkoo, acquired LeGuide.com S.A.

synopsis: Kelkoo, the ecommerce advertising and price comparison platform, announced the acquisition of LeGuide group, the price comparison market leader in France. With this acquisition, Kelkoo Group operates the world’s largest catalogue, with 220 million offers from a unique retailer base of 31,000 merchants.
buyer parent: Jamplant
buyer: Kelkoo
Kelkoo offers a complete and integrated service for online shopping, helping users to search, find and buy products in a safe environment and ultimately to increase revenues for both merchants and publishers. Kelkoo represents the European leader in ecommerce advertising and shopping comparison. "
target parent: Lagardère SCA
target: LeGuide.com S.A.
LeGuide Group provides a set of high performance tools, enabling e-consumers throughout Europe to enjoy a unique shopping experience in complete security. They are dedicated to being the top shopping guide for e-consumers and generating business for e-merchants across Europe.
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cancelled 5/11/2012 via Wall Street Journal

Lagardère Active, cancelled an acquisition of LeGuide.com S.A.

synopsis: French online shopping guide LeGuide.com SA has turned down French media company Lagardere SCA's bid to buy the firm. LeGuide.com S.A. publishes online shopping guides, comparison Websites, shopping search engines, and platforms for consumer ratings.
buyer parent: Lagardère SCA
buyer: Lagardère Active
Lagardère Active aims to become a global leader in the production and aggregation of multimedia content. Its activities – pursued via numerous world-class brands – include magazine publishing, radio stations, special-interest TV channels, TV production, digital activities and advertising sales. "
target: LeGuide.com S.A.
LeGuide.com SA is a France-based provider of shopping guides and online shopping directories. The Company publishes Internet services to help e-consumers shop online.
price ($mm)[EV]
$76 [$51]*
rev ($mm)
$42
EBITDA ($mm)
$12
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8.7x
closed 12/21/2011 via BNC Analysis

LeGuide.com S.A., acquired Ciao AG

synopsis: LeGuide.com Group, a pan-European publisher of online shopping guides, comparison websites and the like, has acquired online shopping portal Ciao from Microsoft. At Ciao, consumers can obtain all the online shopping information they need from one source.
buyer: LeGuide.com S.A. (FR:ALGUI:$0.00)
LeGuide.com SA is a France-based provider of shopping guides and online shopping directories. The Company publishes Internet services to help e-consumers shop online. "
target parent: Microsoft Corporation
target: Ciao AG
The Ciao consumer portal offers consumers in Britain, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands and Sweden comprehensive online shopping options in their respective national language. At Ciao, consumers can obtain all the online shopping information they need from one source.
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announced 6/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Mediawan S.A., will acquire Lagardère Studios

synopsis: French media group Mediawan is to acquire Lagardere Studios. Created in 2008, Lagardère Studios is a leader in independent audiovisual production in France, incorporating all the audiovisual production activities of the Lagardère Group.
buyer: Mediawan S.A. (ENXTPA:MDW:$570.79)
Mediawan is a ‘Special Purpose Acquisition Company’ (SPAC) created to acquire one or more operating businesses with an intention to focus on “target businesses or companies with principal operations in the traditional and digital media content and entertainment industries in Europe”. "
target parent: Lagardère SCA
target: Lagardère Studios
Created in 2008, Lagardère Studios is a leader in independent audiovisual production in France, incorporating all the audiovisual production activities of the Lagardère Group.
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closed 7/17/2019 via BusinessWire

Groupe M6, acquired Gulli

synopsis: Groupe M6, a French television and multimedia group, has acquired the entire share capital of the companies that make up Lagardère’s Television Business, including Gulli, a French free-to-air television channel focused on kids programming.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
buyer: Groupe M6 (ENXTPA:MMT:$1,509.17)
Groupe M6 is a French television and multimedia group built around M6, a free-to-air commercial TV channel that is renowned for being innovative, daring and positive. The group offers a wide range of programmes, products and services on a variety of media devices: television, internet and mobile. "
target parent: Lagardère SCA
target: Gulli
The acquisition includes all of Lagardère’s Television Business, including Gulli, a French free-to-air television channel focused on kids programming. It was created as a result of a partnership between Lagardère Active and state-owned broadcaster France Télévisions.
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closed 3/1/2019 via BusinessWire

media press Group, acquired Plurimedia

synopsis: Media Press Group has acquired Plurimedia from Hachette Filipacchi Presse, a subsidiary of Lagardère Active. A leader in France, Plurimedia is a provider of TV metadata and editorial services, specialized in TV, cinema, lifestyle and entertainment.
buyer: media press Group
Media Press is the biggest European TV metadata and technological solutions supplier for TV operators, VOD services, broadcasters and magazine publishers. "
target parent: Lagardère SCA
target: Plurimedia
A leader in France, Plurimedia is a provider of TV metadata and editorial services, specialized in TV, cinema, lifestyle and entertainment.
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closed 2/28/2019 via BNC Analysis

France Billet SAS, acquired BilletReduc.com

synopsis: The Lagardère group has completed the sale of Billetreduc.com to France Billet. BilletReduc.com is an online ticketing service in France. The site offers tickets for theater, concerts, sports and other entertainment events. It offers several formulas for booking seats, from the cheapest to the most expensive, based on the quality of the placement.
buyer parent: FNAC Darty
buyer: France Billet SAS
France Billet is the leader of cultural and leisure ticketing in France. France Billet uses a multi-channel and multi-brand distribution network: Internet sites and FNAC stores, Carrefour, Intermarché, U, and also with media partners and white label festivals. "
target parent: Lagardère SCA
target: BilletReduc.com
BilletReduc.com is an online ticketing service in France. The site offers tickets for theater, concerts, sports and other entertainment events. It offers several formulas for booking seats, from the cheapest to the most expensive, generally based on the quality of the placement.
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closed 3/16/2017 via Company Press Release

Lagardère Active, acquired Shopcade

synopsis: Lagardère Active, announces the acquisition of the Shopcade marketplace, in order to diversify the digital revenues of Lagardère Active. Launched at the end of 2011 in the UK by Nathalie Gaveau, Marie-Barbe Girard, Evan Adelman and Hoon Kim, Shopcade is the first mobile and web fashion platform combining a magazine and E-shop.
buyer parent: Lagardère SCA
buyer: Lagardère Active
Lagardère Active aims to become a global leader in the production and aggregation of multimedia content. Its activities – pursued via numerous world-class brands – include magazine publishing, radio stations, special-interest TV channels, TV production, and digital activities. "
target: Shopcade
Launched at the end of 2011 in the UK by Nathalie Gaveau (former co-founder and head of PriceMinister.com), Marie-Barbe Girard, Evan Adelman and Hoon Kim, Shopcade is the first mobile and web fashion platform combining a magazine and E-shop.
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closed 10/13/2016 via Company Press Release

Kelkoo, acquired LeGuide.com S.A.

synopsis: Kelkoo, the ecommerce advertising and price comparison platform, announced the acquisition of LeGuide group, the price comparison market leader in France. With this acquisition, Kelkoo Group operates the world’s largest catalogue, with 220 million offers from a unique retailer base of 31,000 merchants.
buyer parent: Jamplant
buyer: Kelkoo
Kelkoo offers a complete and integrated service for online shopping, helping users to search, find and buy products in a safe environment and ultimately to increase revenues for both merchants and publishers. Kelkoo represents the European leader in ecommerce advertising and shopping comparison. "
target parent: Lagardère SCA
target: LeGuide.com S.A.
LeGuide Group provides a set of high performance tools, enabling e-consumers throughout Europe to enjoy a unique shopping experience in complete security. They are dedicated to being the top shopping guide for e-consumers and generating business for e-merchants across Europe.
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closed 5/28/2015 via BNC Analysis

Lagardère Active, acquired Boomerang TV S.A.

synopsis: Lagardère Active announces acquisition of a majority stake to 82% stake in Grupo Boomerang TV (Grupo BTV). Grupo BTV is a leading independent audiovisual production in Spain (Fiction and Flow) and has since expanded into several Latin American countries.
buyer parent: Lagardère SCA
buyer: Lagardère Active
Lagardère Active is a leading digital media group, with pure players such as LeGuide.com, Doctissimo and Newsweb, and digital expressions of its media brands. Lagardère Active is the No. 1 media group in terms of audience in France for both internet and mobile. "
target: Boomerang TV S.A.
Boomerang TV, S.A., together with its subsidiaries, produces entertainment and fiction programs for television in Spain. The company provides entertainment, cinema, events, spectacles, and business programs.
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$51
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closed 1/7/2013 via AP - Associated Press

Lagardère Active, acquired BilletReduc.com

synopsis: Lagardère Active continues with its digital development and diversification by acquiring the website BilletRéduc.com, an online ticketing service, the French market leader in reduced price ticket reservations with more than 2.2 million tickets sold in 2012.
buyer parent: Lagardère SCA
buyer: Lagardère Active
Lagardère Active is a leading digital media group, with pure players such as LeGuide.com, Doctissimo and Newsweb, and digital expressions of its media brands. Lagardère Active is the No. 1 media group in terms of audience in France for both internet and mobile. "
target: BilletReduc.com
BilletReduc.com is an online ticketing service in France. The site offers tickets for theater, concerts, sports and other entertainment events.
price ($mm)
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cancelled 5/11/2012 via Wall Street Journal

Lagardère Active, cancelled an acquisition of LeGuide.com S.A.

synopsis: French online shopping guide LeGuide.com SA has turned down French media company Lagardere SCA's bid to buy the firm. LeGuide.com S.A. publishes online shopping guides, comparison Websites, shopping search engines, and platforms for consumer ratings.
buyer parent: Lagardère SCA
buyer: Lagardère Active
Lagardère Active aims to become a global leader in the production and aggregation of multimedia content. Its activities – pursued via numerous world-class brands – include magazine publishing, radio stations, special-interest TV channels, TV production, digital activities and advertising sales. "
target: LeGuide.com S.A.
LeGuide.com SA is a France-based provider of shopping guides and online shopping directories. The Company publishes Internet services to help e-consumers shop online.
price ($mm)[EV]
$76 [$51]*
rev ($mm)
$42
EBITDA ($mm)
$12
EV / rev
2.4x
EV / EBITDA
8.7x
closed 12/23/2011 via Company Press Release

CJSC Holding Company Siberian Business Union, acquired Europa Media Group

synopsis: Lagardère SCA's Lagardère Active division has sold its Russian Radio business, Europa Media Group, to several private Russian investors, including CJSC Holding Company Siberian Business Union and EnergoKuzbass. Lagardère was advised by Sociéte Générale for this operation.
buyer: CJSC Holding Company Siberian Business Union
CJSC Holding Company Siberian Business Union mines coal; manufactures rail cars; provides railway cargo carriage services; and produces heat and electric power, electric motors, mine equipment, chemical industry equipment, grains, meat, milk, and souvenir and promotional products. "
target parent: Lagardère SCA
target: Europa Media Group
Europa Media Group owns and operates radio broadcasting stations. The company is based in Moscow, Russia.
price ($mm)
$160
rev ($mm)
$56
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.9x
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/15/2010 via Capital IQ

Bolloré, acquired Virgin17

synopsis: Lagardere has announced the sale of the French TV channel Virgin 17 to Bolloré media for €70 million. According to Didier Quillot, CEO of Lagardere, the price was calculated based on audience share of the channel, which does not exceed 0.9%.
buyer: Bolloré (ENXTPA:BOL:$11,514.97)
Bolloré is a French investment and industrial holding group headquartered in Puteaux, on the western outskirts of Paris, France. The company, a paper-energy-plantations-logistics conglomerate, employs 28,000 people around the world. "
target parent: Lagardère SCA
target: Virgin17
Virgin 17 is a French music video and tv show television network.
price ($mm)
$95
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 2/22/2008 via BusinessWire

Lagardère Active, will acquire Doctissimo

synopsis: Lagardère SCA announces an agreement under which its Lagardère Active Digital subsidiary is to acquire 53.38% of the capital and 57.92% of the voting rights of Doctissimo, France’s leading publisher of web content for women, from its founders. The deal is based on a price of €30.50 per share.
buyer parent: Lagardère SCA
buyer: Lagardère Active
Lagardère Active is uniting the Group’s magazine publishing activities and audiovisual and digital divisions. Lagardère Active aims to become a leader in the production and aggregation of multimedia content in France and internationally. "
target: Doctissimo
The Doctissimo network publishes and markets 5 websites giving dense coverage of women’s issues, with a strong focus on health, wellness and the family. It currently attracts 7.2 million unique visitors (deduplicated) per month on its specialist women’s sites and other sites.
price ($mm)[EV]
$114 [$113]*
rev ($mm)
$20
EBITDA ($mm)
$13
EV / rev
9.2x
EV / EBITDA
13.7x
closed 8/29/2007 via Company Press Release

Lagardère Active, acquired Nextedia Group

synopsis: Lagardère announces the acquisition of 100% of the Nextedia Group by Lagardère Active. Nextedia, France’s leading independent provider of interactive marketing services, is an interactive media agency offering a full package of services to advertisers wishing to expand their internet footprint.
buyer parent: Lagardere Groupe SCA
buyer: Lagardère Active
Lagardère Active is uniting the Group’s magazine publishing activities and audiovisual and digital divisions. Lagardère Active aims to become a leader in the production and aggregation of multimedia content in France and internationally. "
target: Nextedia Group
Nextedia is France’s leading interactive media agency, and the only independent player working across the entire range of digital services: search marketing, media planning and online space buying, performance marketing, e-mailing, affiliation, CRM, mobile marketing, and database marketing.
price ($mm)
$137
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
cancelled 5/11/2012 via Wall Street Journal

Lagardère Active, cancelled an acquisition of LeGuide.com S.A.

synopsis: French online shopping guide LeGuide.com SA has turned down French media company Lagardere SCA's bid to buy the firm. LeGuide.com S.A. publishes online shopping guides, comparison Websites, shopping search engines, and platforms for consumer ratings.
buyer parent: Lagardère SCA
buyer: Lagardère Active
Lagardère Active aims to become a global leader in the production and aggregation of multimedia content. Its activities – pursued via numerous world-class brands – include magazine publishing, radio stations, special-interest TV channels, TV production, digital activities and advertising sales. "
target: LeGuide.com S.A.
LeGuide.com SA is a France-based provider of shopping guides and online shopping directories. The Company publishes Internet services to help e-consumers shop online.
price ($mm)[EV]
$76 [$51]*
rev ($mm)
$42
EBITDA ($mm)
$12
EV / rev
2.4x
EV / EBITDA
8.7x
closed 4/5/2022 via GlobeNewswire

Ranker, acquired Listverse

synopsis: Ranker, a digital media company, has acquired Listverse, the original top 10 site. Listverse serves over eighteen million pages a month to more than eight million readers. They are focused on lists that intrigue and educate, specializing in the bizarre or lesser- known trivia.
buyer: Ranker
Ranker is a digital media company located in Los Angeles. The site features polls on entertainment, brands, sports, food and culture. Ranker claims to be one of the largest databases of opinions with more than 1 billion votes gathered on over millions of subjective voters. "
target: Listverse
Listverse, the original top 10 site, serves over eighteen million pages a month to more than eight million readers. They are focused on lists that intrigue and educate, specializing in the bizarre or lesser- known trivia.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/24/2022 via GlobeNewswire

Future plc, acquired WhatCulture

synopsis: Future Plc, the global platform for specialist media, has acquired WhatCulture, an online entertainment news website and magazine. The site offers news in the field of professional wrestling, television, films, video games, and board games.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$606.80)
Based in the UK, Future plc is an international media group and leading digital publisher. The Group operates two separately managed brand-led divisions: Media and Magazine. The Magazine division is brand-led while the Media division focuses on being at the forefront of digital innovation. "
target: WhatCulture
Founded in 2006, WhatCulture is an online entertainment news website and magazine. The site offers news in the field of professional wrestling, television, films, video games, and board games.
price ($mm)
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announced 12/14/2020 via BusinessWire

Vivendi SA, will acquire Prisma Media

synopsis: Vivendi has entered into exclusive negotiations with Gruner + Jahr/Bertelsmann to acquire 100% of Prisma Media. Prisma Media is France’s number one press publishing group, in print and digital, with 20 key leading magazine brands, from Femme Actuelle to GEO, as well as Capital, Gala and Télé-Loisirs.
buyer: Vivendi SA (ENXTPA:VIV:$10,531.41)
Vivendi is an integrated media, content and communications group. The company operates businesses throughout the media value chain, from talent discovery to the creation, production and distribution of content. "
target parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
target: Prisma Media
Prisma Media is France’s number one press publishing group, in print and digital, with 20 key leading magazine brands, from Femme Actuelle to GEO, as well as Capital, Gala and Télé-Loisirs.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 11/17/2020 via BusinessWire

Valnet Inc., acquired Collider

synopsis: Valnet Inc., an online media publisher, has acquired Collider.com, a popular entertainment website that specializes in bringing its readers the best coverage of movies, television, video games, and more. It is also the one-stop shop for exclusive interviews, scoops on the biggest films, and daily coverage of the day's hottest entertainment stories.
buyer parent: Valsoft Corp
buyer: Valnet Inc.
Valnet is a leading multi-vertical digital media publisher and owner of a variety of premium digital publications, including movie news authority ScreenRant.com, pop culture site CBR.com and video game news site GameRant.com. "
target: Collider
Collider is a popular entertainment website that specializes in bringing its readers the best coverage of movies, television, video games, and more. It is also the one-stop shop for exclusive interviews, scoops on the biggest films, and daily coverage of the day's hottest entertainment stories.
price ($mm)
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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)
$102
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 9/25/2019 via New York Times

Vox Media, Inc., will acquire New York Media

synopsis: Vox Media, one of the fastest growing media companies, combining the best content, technology, and distribution capabilities, will acquired New York Media, a media company that publishes beloved and influential brands, including the groundbreaking magazine New York, which is published biweekly in print and, digitally.
buyer: Vox Media, Inc.
Vox Media, Inc. is one of the fastest growing media companies, combining the best content, technology, and distribution capabilities to connect with an audience of 150mm people each month who rely on them for a modern, intelligent take on the world around them. "
target parent: New York Media Holdings, LLC
target: New York Media
New York Media obsessively chronicles the ideas, people, and cultural events that are forever reshaping the world. They publish beloved and influential brands, including the groundbreaking magazine New York, which is published biweekly in print and, digitally.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 1/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

PWxyz LLC, acquired The Millions

synopsis: PWxyz, parent company of Publishers Weekly, has acquired the online magazine the Millions, an online magazine offering coverage on books, arts, and culture. The Millions has been featured on NPR and noted by The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and The Village Voice, among others.
buyer: PWxyz LLC
PWxyz LLC is a digital media assets company based in New York and the parent company of Publishers Weekly, its signature brand. PWxyz’s joint ventures include BookWorks, a global community for self-published authors and the professionals and companies who serve them. "
target: The Millions
The Millions is an online magazine offering coverage on books, arts, and culture. The Millions has been featured on NPR and noted by The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and The Village Voice, among others.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
announced 1/3/2019 via BNC Analysis

Yedioth Aharonot Group, will acquire Yedioth Aharonot Group

synopsis: Arnon Mozes, the publisher of the Yedioth Ahronoth daily newspaper in Israel, will acquire Bank Hapoalim's 34% stake in Yedioth Ahronoth Group, increasing his stake to 58%. Bank Hapoalim is Israel’s largest bank. Yedioth Ahronoth Group is Israel's top multimedia group. The group publishes the Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper and several magazines.
buyer: Yedioth Aharonot Group
Yedioth Ahronoth Group is Israel's top multimedia group. Yedioth Ahronoth is Israel's leading daily newspaper. The paper provides readers with a variety of different points of view, articles, op-ed, and investigate reporting. The group also publishes several lifestyle and entertainment magazines. "
target parent: Bank Hapoalim B.M.
target: Yedioth Aharonot Group
Yedioth Ahronoth Group is Israel's top multimedia group. Yedioth Ahronoth is Israel's leading daily newspaper. The paper provides readers with a variety of different points of view, articles, op-ed, and investigate reporting. The group also publishes several lifestyle and entertainment magazines.
price ($mm)
$80*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 5/30/2018 via BNC Analysis

The E&M Co., Ltd., will acquire Chic News Co., Ltd.

synopsis: The E&M Co., Ltd., an entertainment and media company in Korea, will acquire Chic News Co., Ltd., a Korean news website. Chic News provides news articles that cover the topics of fashion, beauty, and entertainment. Their entertainment articles cover TV shows, movies, bands, and celebrities.
buyer: The E&M Co., Ltd. (KOSDAQ:A089230:$13.58)
The E&M Co., Ltd. is an entertainment and media company in Korea. The company operates two live streaming platforms in Korea, POPKON TV and CELUV TV. POPKON TV is designed for consumer use while CELUV TV is a platform that allows famous celebrities to interact and communicate with viewers. "
target: Chic News Co., Ltd.
Founded in 2012, Chic News Co., Ltd. is a Korean news website. Chic News provides news articles that cover the topics of fashion, beauty, and entertainment. Their entertainment articles cover TV shows, movies, bands, and celebrities.
price ($mm)
$3.24
rev ($mm)
$0
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
14.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 3/29/2018 via BusinessWire

Maven Inc., will acquire SAY Media, Inc.

synopsis: Maven announced it has signed a letter of intent to acquire Say Media, a company that is defining the digital magazine through a portfolio of influential brands and a next-generation publishing platform called Tempest that caters to the needs of both modern storytellers and marketers.
buyer: Maven Inc. (OTCPK:MVEN:$170.37)
Maven is a coalition of mavens operating on a single digital publishing, advertising and distribution platform, unified under a single media brand. Based in Seattle, Maven is publicly traded under the ticker symbol MVEN. "
target: SAY Media, Inc.
Say Media is defining the digital magazine through a portfolio of influential brands and a next-generation publishing platform called Tempest that caters to the needs of both modern storytellers and marketers.
price ($mm)
$13
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 3/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

Oath Inc., will acquire Yahoo!7 Pty Ltd.

synopsis: Seven West Media (SWM) has announced that Oath Inc. is to take full control of Yahoo7 by acquiring SWM’s 50 percent stake in the business. Yahoo7 is a premium media and publishing company which reaches nearly half of the Australian population every month.
buyer parent: Verizon Communications
buyer: Oath Inc.
Oath, a subsidiary of Verizon, is a values-led company committed to building brands people love. They reach one billion people around the world with a dynamic house of media and technology brands. Oath brands include Yahoo, AOL, HuffPost, Engadget, TechCrunch, Tumblr, MAKERS and the Build Series. "
target parent: Seven West Media Limited
target: Yahoo!7 Pty Ltd.
Yahoo7 is a premium media and publishing company in the ANZ market, which reaches nearly half of the Australian population every month. Yahoo7 aims to bring all the best articles in news, entertainment and lifestyle in the one place.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/19/2018 via PR Newswire

Epiris LLP, acquired Time Inc. UK

synopsis: Epiris LLP, a UK private equity firm, has acquired Time Inc. UK from Meredith Corporation, a leading media and marketing services company. Time Inc. UK is Britain’s leading publisher of print and digital magazine content. Their portfolio encompasses more than 50 well-known brands, including Country Life, What's on TV, Woman's Weekly and Wallpaper*.
buyer: Epiris LLP
Epiris LLP is a top-decile private equity firm in the UK that invests in opportunities to transform businesses in partnership with exceptional management teams. Epiris targets control positions in UK-centric businesses with an enterprise value of between £75 million and £500 million. "
target parent: Meredith Corporation
target: Time Inc. UK
Time Inc. UK is Britain’s leading publisher of print and digital magazine content. With more than 50 iconic brands – including Decanter, Country Life, Horse & Hound – Time Inc. UK creates content for multiple platforms, across print, online, mobile, tablets and experiences.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/17/2018 via Company Press Release

North Forty News, acquired Scene Magazine LLC

synopsis: North Forty News has acquired Fort Collins based Scene Magazine. Since its founding 30 years ago, Scene Magazine has become the premiere entertainment & lifestyle publication in Northern Colorado. It is the #1 source for music, arts and entertainment news in the region.
buyer: North Forty News
Founded in 1993, the North Forty News is a monthly newspaper and daily hyperlocal website. The North Forty News Coverage area includes all towns and cities North of Longmont to the Wyoming state line, West to the continental divide, and East to Greeley. "
target: Scene Magazine LLC
Since its founding 30 years ago, Scene Magazine has become the premiere entertainment & lifestyle publication in Northern Colorado. It is the #1 source for music, arts and entertainment news in the region.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/20/2017 via New York Times

Penske Media Corporation, acquired Wenner Media LLC

synopsis: Penske Media Corporation has acquired a controlling stake in Wenner Media, the publisher of the famed Rolling Stone magazine, the companies announced. Jann S. Wenner, the co-founder of Rolling Stone, will stay on at Wenner Media as its editorial director.
buyer: Penske Media Corporation
Penske Media Corporation (PMC) is a leading digital media and information services company. Their dynamic events, data services, and rich content entertain and educate fashion, retail, beauty, entertainment and lifestyle sectors. "
target: Wenner Media LLC
Wenner Media is the publisher of Rolling Stone and Glixel brands. As the leading authority in music, entertainment, celebrity and pop culture, their iconic brands attract the most passionate talent in the marketplace. They are a dynamic organization of innovative and dedicated professionals.
price ($mm)
$100
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/7/2017 via BNC Analysis

Webedia SAS, acquired Creators Media

synopsis: Paris-based publishing group Webedia has acquired majority control of Creators Media, the L.A.-based company that runs entertainment fan site Movie Pilot and video channel Super News covering nerd culture.
buyer parent: Fimalac SA
buyer: Webedia SAS
Webedia, a subsidiary of Fimalac, is a company specializing in online media. It is headquartered in Levallois-Perret, France. The company claims to be the number one French media group in online entertainment with an audience of 28 million unique visitors per month. "
target: Creators Media
Creators Media is the L.A.-based company that runs entertainment fan site Movie Pilot and video channel Super News covering nerd culture. Creators Media is the first fan-centric media company, empowering users to create content around the fandoms they love and are passionate about.
price ($mm)
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announced 11/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

Ziff Davis, Inc., will acquire Mashable

synopsis: Ziff Davis, a leading global digital-media company operating in the technology, gaming, entertainment and lifestyle verticals, is to acquire Mashable, a global, multi-platform media and entertainment company. Mashable is the go-to source for tech, digital culture and entertainment content for its dedicated and influential audience around the globe.
buyer parent: j2 Global, Inc.
buyer: Ziff Davis, Inc.
Ziff Davis, a subsidiary of j2 Global, Inc., is a leading global digital-media company operating in the technology, gaming, entertainment and lifestyle verticals. "
target: Mashable
Mashable is a global, multi-platform media and entertainment company. Powered by its own proprietary technology, Mashable is the go-to source for tech, digital culture and entertainment content for its dedicated and influential audience around the globe.
price ($mm)
$50
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/10/2017 via PR Newswire

Penthouse Global Media Inc., acquired OMNI

synopsis: Penthouse Global Media has announced the acquisition of OMNI magazine, the much-adored science and science fiction magazine with roots dating back to the late 1970s. OMNI is the intersection of science, technology, art, culture, design, and metaphysics.
buyer: Penthouse Global Media Inc.
Penthouse Global Media, Inc. publishes adult lifestyle content in print, broadcast and online platforms, including the iconic Penthouse magazine, founded in 1965 by legendary publisher Bob Guccione. The company was formed and acquired the Penthouse assets in February 2016. "
target: OMNI
OMNI is the intersection of science, technology, art, culture, design, and metaphysics. Inspired by the archives of the classic OMNI magazine, ­a free-rolling resource in a terrifying, wonderful, metamorphosing world. A true glimpse into the future.
price ($mm)
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announced 4/26/2017 via BNC Analysis

Cinco M Dos, will acquire Grupo Expansión

synopsis: Mexican company Cinco M Dos has reached an agreement with Southern Cross Group (SCG) to buy Grupo Expansión. Grupo Expansión was founded in 1966 with the purpose of providing information on business, finance and everything related to business, through specialized publications.
buyer: Cinco M Dos
Cinco M Dos is a company dedicated to outdoor advertising, print news (Diario DF) and digital media nationwide, which has an audience of more than 90 million a day in its outdoor advertising on buses, in the Metrobus of The CDMX, and the Mexibús, among others. "
target parent: Southern Cross Group
target: Grupo Expansión
Grupo Expansión was founded in 1966 with the purpose of providing information on business, finance and everything related to business, through specialized publications. It has a portfolio of 16 magazines and 11 internet sites, including Expansión, Who, InStyle, Travel + Leisure Mexico among others.
price ($mm)
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closed 4/4/2016 via Market Wire

Fitness Gurls Magazine, acquired Hollywood Tuna

synopsis: FG Fitness & Media Group along with its flagship publication Fitness Gurls Magazine, and all of its ancillary products is continuing its aggressive expansion and growth with the acquisition of Hollywood Tuna a network of gossip sites and relationships that is ranked as one of the top 50,000 sites in the world for its traffic.
buyer parent: FG Fitness & Media Group, Inc.
buyer: Fitness Gurls Magazine
Fitness Gurls Magazine covers health, fitness, nutrition, exercise routines and showcases some of the most beautiful women in the world of sport, fitness and entertainment. "
target: Hollywood Tuna
Hollywood Tuna is a network of gossip sites and relationships that is ranked as one of the top 50,000 sites in the world for its traffic.
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DesignOne Japan, Inc.
DesignOne Japan, Inc.
DesignOne Japan is an internet media company in Japan. DesignOne Japan operates Ekiten, one of the largest local information word-of-mouth sites in Japan. Ekiten enables people to find information and reviews for all kinds of shops and services, including restaurants, hair salons, dentists and more.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$20.09
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.05
EBIT ($mm)
$3.92
Net Income ($mm)
$1.88
Employees
120
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Match.com
Match.com
Match Group is a leading provider of dating products available globally. Their portfolio of brands includes Tinder®, Match®, Meetic®, OkCupid®, Hinge®, Pairs™, PlentyOfFish®, and OurTime®, as well as a number of other brands.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,863.89
EBITDA ($mm)
$615.14
EBIT ($mm)
$581.03
Net Income ($mm)
$496.71
Employees
1450
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Ticker: MEECF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Meetic SA
Meetic SA
Meetic SA is the leader in the European online dating market. It is established in 16 European countries and is available in 13 languages. Meetic is a French stock corporation, with its registered office in Paris.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$215.42
EBITDA ($mm)
$47.94
EBIT ($mm)
$41.24
Net Income ($mm)
$15.30
Employees
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Ticker: BSE:532777
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Info Edge
Info Edge
Starting with a classified recruitment online business, naukri.com, Info Edge has grown and diversified rapidly. Info Edge is India’s premier online classifieds company in recruitment, matrimony, real estate, education and related services.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$149.92
EBITDA ($mm)
$36.59
EBIT ($mm)
$29.91
Net Income ($mm)
$188.32
Employees
4400
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Ticker: PRCH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Porch Group, Inc.
Porch Group, Inc.
Seattle-based Porch Group, the vertical software platform for the home, provides software and services to more than 10,500 home services companies such as home inspectors, moving companies, real estate agencies, utility companies, and warranty companies.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$118.19
EBITDA ($mm)
($62.03)
EBIT ($mm)
($71.65)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1000
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Ticker: AMEX:LOV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Spark Networks SE
Spark Networks SE
Spark Networks SE is a leading global dating company with a portfolio of premium brands designed for singles seeking serious long-term relationships. The company has a presence in 29 countries worldwide and is publicly listed on the NYSE American LLC exchange under the ticker symbol "LOV".
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$109.22
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.99)
EBIT ($mm)
($5.60)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
306
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Ticker: DB:TFA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
HolidayCheck Group AG
HolidayCheck Group AG
HolidayCheck Group AG, based in Munich, is a leading European digital company for holidaymakers. Employing around 490 personnel, the company brings together under one roof HolidayCheck AG, HC Touristik GmbH, Driveboo AG, and WebAssets B.V.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$90.36
EBITDA ($mm)
($42.88)
EBIT ($mm)
($83.43)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
490
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Ticker: TSE:6071
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IBJ, Inc.
IBJ, Inc. provides a wide array of marriage hunting services to connect people. They operate an online marriage hunting network, as well as offline marriage hunting events. IBJ was established in 2006 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$90.16
EBITDA ($mm)
$16.21
EBIT ($mm)
$13.94
Net Income ($mm)
$9.67
Employees
406
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Ticker: ASX:HPG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hipages Group
Hipages Group
hipages Group is Australia’s largest online tradie marketplace. hipages allows homeowners to post jobs and matches them with local trusted tradies to simplify home improvement. The group also offers an app designed to ease the burden of everyday admin for trade businesses.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$40.02
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.88
EBIT ($mm)
$1.29
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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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: WSE:WPL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Grupa Wirtualna Polska
Grupa Wirtualna Polska
Grupa Wirtualna Polska owns and operates internet portals. The group is also active on the Polish online advertising market, offering its customers a wide range of advertising products, including in generating leads for online stores for e-commerce market. The company is based in Warsaw, Poland.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$171.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$32.77
EBIT ($mm)
$32.77
Net Income ($mm)
$18.39
Employees
1046
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Ticker: TSXV:ZUM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ZoomerMedia Ltd.
ZoomerMedia Ltd.
Founded in 2008, ZoomerMedia is Canada's leading diversified multimedia company devoted to creating content, services and experiences for Canada's largest demographic - "Zoomers" or the 17.2 million Canadians aged 45plus - on all platforms: television, radio, print, digital, and live events.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$38.55
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.08
EBIT ($mm)
$3.71
Net Income ($mm)
$2.78
Employees
14
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Ticker: REDF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rediff.com
Rediff.com provides a platform for Indians worldwide to connect with one another online. Rediff.com is committed to offering a personalized and a secure surfing and shopping environment. Rediff.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$18.84
EBITDA ($mm)
($6.63)
EBIT ($mm)
($11.63)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
316
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Ticker: VMEO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vimeo, LLC.
Vimeo, LLC.
Vimeo's mission is to empower creators to make, share and sell amazing videos directly to viewers worldwide, in the highest quality possible with no interruptive advertising. Vimeo is home to the world's leading video creators and the hundreds of millions of viewers who love them.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$369.34
EBITDA ($mm)
($33.72)
EBIT ($mm)
($33.72)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: CYPXF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cyberplex Inc.
Cyberplex Inc.
Cyberplex Inc. leverages its proprietary affiliate network, robust advertising relationships and experience, along with technology design, development and solutions specialists to develop and implement web-based programs and solutions that have a proven record in delivering results.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$106.86
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.51)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.67)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
132
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Ticker: MARK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Remark Media, Inc.
Remark Media, Inc.
Remark Media, Inc. is a global digital media company focusing on the 18-year-old to 34-year-old. The company's primary operations consist of owning and operating digital media properties.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$75.39
EBITDA ($mm)
($30.39)
EBIT ($mm)
($41.44)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
333
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Ticker: NETE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net Element, Inc.
Net Element, Inc.
Net Element International is a global technology-driven group specializing in electronic commerce, mobile payments & transactional services. The company owns & operates a global mobile payments & transaction processing provider, TOT Group, as well as several popular content monetization verticals.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$45.96
EBITDA ($mm)
($8.54)
EBIT ($mm)
($9.96)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
152
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Ticker: RGRP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ROO Group, Inc.
ROO Group, Inc.
ROO Group Inc. through its 100% subsidiary ROO Media Corporation, is the online video solutions company focused on meeting the specific needs of large enterprise companies globally.
year
2006
rev ($mm)
$9.77
EBITDA ($mm)
$14.07
EBIT ($mm)
($6.15)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
100
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Ticker: AIM:DBOX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Digitalbox Group
Digitalbox Group
Digitalbox is a pure play digital media company whose brands include Entertainment Daily and The Daily Mash. Entertainment Daily’s mix of TV and celebrity news delivers millions of UK users every month. The Daily Mash is the UK’s leading satirical news site and a spin-off TV show.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$3.83
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.36
EBIT ($mm)
$1.15
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: FNCX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Function(X)
Function(X)
Function(x) Inc. is a diversified media and entertainment company. They operate Wetpaint.com, a online destination for entertainment news for millennial women and Rant, a digital publisher that publishes content in 13 different verticals, most notably in sports, entertainment, pets, cars and food.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$3.13
EBITDA ($mm)
($10.43)
EBIT ($mm)
($12.72)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
32
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Ticker: DMD
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Leaf Group
Leaf Group
Leaf Group Ltd. is a diversified consumer internet company that builds enduring, digital-first brands that reach passionate audiences in large and growing lifestyle categories, including fitness and wellness (Well+Good, Livestrong.com and MyPlate App), and art and design (Saatchi Art, Society6).
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$154.96
EBITDA ($mm)
($16.93)
EBIT ($mm)
($27.04)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
341
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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: LSE:FUTR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Future plc
Future plc
Future plc is an international media group and leading digital business, listed on the London Stock Exchange (symbol: FUTR). Future has operations in the UK, US and Australia creating publications, apps, websites and events.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$606.80
EBITDA ($mm)
$181.10
EBIT ($mm)
$113.90
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: KOSE:A1817
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NHN Corporation
NHN is a global IT company with an expansive IT-based business portfolio. NHN offers a wide array of services, including game, webtoon, music, advertisement, commerce, fintech, cloud, and entertainment based on its expertise in IT operation as well as its technology and service operation skills.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$580.79
EBITDA ($mm)
$131.99
EBIT ($mm)
$111.99
Net Income ($mm)
$40.48
Employees
2532
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