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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 2/26/2018 via PR Newswire

Visual China Group, acquired 500px

synopsis: Visual China Group, a top image licensing company, announced that it has acquired 100% of 500px shares through its wholly-owned subsidiary, VCG Hong Kong LTD. 500px is one of the leading online visual creative communities in the world, based in Canada. 500px is renowned globally for its community, image licensing, and custom photography.
buyer: Visual China Group (SZSE:000681:$132.68)
Visual China Group is among the top image licensing companies in the world. It is the go-to choice for creative and media professionals in China, and an award-winning leader in copyright protection. "
target: 500px
500px is one of the leading online visual creative communities in the world, based in Canada. With photographers around the world, the 500px community has produced unique image diversity and creative trends. 500px is renowned globally for its community, image licensing, and custom photography.
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closed 10/25/2017 via BNC Analysis

DxO Labs SAS, acquired Nik Collection

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

Giphy, Inc., acquired imoji

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

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

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

Metaps Inc., will acquire AppStair

synopsis: Metaps, a company that provides business tools based on big data and artificial intelligence, is to fully acquire AppStair, a company that offers Film Story, a video editor that links photos and videos to create movies; and Sweet Movies, an application that enables users to add music to photos and create movies.
buyer: Metaps Inc. (TSE:6172:$162.34)
Metaps Inc. provides business tools based on big data and artificial intelligence. The company operates metaps, a Software Development Kit (SDK) that analyzes and provides essential data for marketing, promotions, and monetization; and SPIKE, an ecommerce transaction service. "
target: AppStair
AppStair Inc. develops mobile applications. It offers Film Story, a video editor that links photos and videos to create movies; and Sweet Movies, an application that enables users to add music to photos and create movies.
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closed 7/1/2014 via BusinessWire

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

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

Dropbox, Inc., acquired Bubbli

synopsis: Dropbox has acquired Bubbli, a startup that has built some innovative ways of incorporating 3D technology into 2D views, and packaging it in a mobile app for ordinary consumers to use. The acquisition builds on Dropbox’s existing assets in the photo space — specifically acquisitions like Snapjoy (which was eventually shut down) and Loom.
buyer: Dropbox, Inc. (DBX:$1,321.30)
Dropbox is a file hosting service that offers cloud storage, file synchronization, and client software. It allows users to create a special folder on each of their computers, which Dropbox then synchronizes so that it appears to be the same folder regardless of which computer is used to view it. "
target: Bubbli
Bubbli is an iOS app that allows users to snap spherical panorama images . It also enables users to record photo spheres with sound. Bubbli is free and supports all iOS devices that run iOS 7.0 or newer.
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closed 6/12/2013 via BNC Analysis

Yahoo! Inc., acquired GhostBird Software

synopsis: Yahoo acquired GhostBird Software, the creators of advanced iOS photography apps, KitCam and PhotoForge2. GhostBird Software is an independent software studio based in Toronto, Canada, specializing in photography apps and games for iOS.
buyer: Yahoo! Inc. (AABA:$5,409.25)
Yahoo! Inc. is the premier digital media company, creating deeply personal digital experiences that keep more than half a billion people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the globe. "
target: GhostBird Software
GhostBird Software is an independent software studio based in Toronto, Canada specializing in photography apps and games for iOS. They are the creators of two advanced iOS photography apps, KitCam and PhotoForge2.
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closed 12/19/2012 via BNC Analysis

Dropbox, Inc., acquired Snapjoy Inc.

synopsis: Dropbox has acquired Snapjoy. Snapjoy, Inc. develops and operates an online photo library and software application that imports media from anywhere and organizes them.
buyer: Dropbox, Inc. (DBX:$1,321.30)
Dropbox is a free service that lets users bring photos, docs, and videos anywhere and share them easily. Dropbox was founded in 2007 by Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi, two MIT students tired of emailing files to themselves to work from more than one computer. "
target: Snapjoy Inc.
Snapjoy, Inc. develops and operates an online photo library and software application that imports media from anywhere and organizes them.
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closed 11/21/2012 via BNC Analysis

500px, acquired Pulpfingers

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

Motorola Mobility Holdings, Inc, acquired Viewdle, Inc.

synopsis: Motorola Mobility has acquired image and gesture recognition firm Viewdle. Viewdle sits between the camera and the consumer—introducing new user experiences in mobile interaction, augmented reality, photo management, gaming, social networking, and marketing.
buyer parent: Google Inc.
buyer: Motorola Mobility Holdings, Inc
Motorola Mobility, Inc. fuses innovative technology with human insights. Its portfolio includes converged mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets; wireless accessories; end-to-end video and data delivery; and management solutions, including set-tops and data-access devices. "
target: Viewdle, Inc.
Based in Silicon Valley, Viewdle is the only independent, mobile-focused computer vision company. Viewdle sits between the camera and the consumer—introducing new user experiences in mobile interaction, augmented reality, photo management, gaming, social networking, and marketing.
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$45
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closed 9/20/2012 via BNC Analysis

SingTel, acquired Pixable

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

Shutterfly, Inc., acquired Penguin Digital

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

Facebook, acquired Instagram

synopsis: Facebook has closed its purchase of Instagram, the wildly popular photo-sharing app. The deal was originally valued at $1 billion, but with Facebook trading at $18.06 on Aug. 31 when the deal closed, it is worth about $715.3 million, $300 million of it in cash and the rest in stock.
buyer: Facebook (FB:$55,838.00)
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world. "
target: Instagram
Instagram is a free photo sharing application that allows users to take a photo, apply a digital filter, then share it on a variety of social networking services including Instagram's own. Instagram is compatible with the iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch and any Android camera phone.
price ($mm)
$715
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closed 3/15/2012 via BNC Analysis

AOL Inc., acquired Hipster, Inc.

synopsis: AOL has announced that it has acquired iOS and Android photo-sharing app Hipster. Hipster's applications and website allow more than 100,000 users to create postcards from photos taken on iPhone and Android devices.
buyer: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL Inc. is a leading global Web services company with an extensive suite of brands and offerings and a substantial worldwide audience. AOL's business spans online content, products and services that the company offers to consumers, publishers and advertisers. "
target: Hipster, Inc.
Hipster, Inc. is an iOS and android photo-sharing app. Its applications and website allow more than 100,000 users to create postcards from photos taken on iPhone and Android devices.
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closed 12/14/2011 via Company Press Release

RadiumOne, Inc., acquired Focal Labs

synopsis: RadiumOne, the first online ad network to leverage social data on the Web, announced the acquisition of Focal Labs, a technology platform and developer of the photo sharing and geo location apps Clixtr and PicBounce.
buyer: RadiumOne, Inc.
RadiumOne is the first online ad network to leverage social data on the Web. Through its unique ShareGraphTM process, RadiumOne enables brands to identify users who are most likely to interact with their ads. "
target: Focal Labs
Focal Labs is a mobile photo apps company based in San Francisco. Focal Labs has been focused on turning your smartphone into a smartcamera since the launch of the Apple App Store. Its innovative products include Clixtr and PicBounce which are available in the App Store.
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closed 1/18/2011 via Market Wire

Mixbook, acquired Scrapblog, Inc.

synopsis: Mixbook, a leader in personalized photo publishing, announced that it has acquired Scrapblog a leading online scrapbooking service. This acquisition cements Mixbook's leadership in the online digital scrapbooking market while enhancing its comprehensive product offerings for its more than five million combined customers.
buyer: Mixbook
Mixbook is a leader in personalized photo publishing -- a $10 billion market which includes scrapbooking, yearbooks, photo books, cards and stationery. Mixbook has differentiated itself through its superior user experience, outstanding customer service, and high-quality printed products. "
target: Scrapblog, Inc.
Scrapblog is the leader in online digital scrapbooking. Scrapblog has more than 2 million users and partnerships with leading photo sites including Photobucket as well as content partnerships with more than 30 leading content providers including Disney's D23, Me Too Mommy and House of Three.
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closed 7/9/2007 via BusinessWire

Fox Interactive Media, Inc., acquired Photobucket inc

synopsis: Fox Interactive Media, Inc., a division of News Corporation, announced today that it has completed its previously-announced acquisition of Photobucket.com, Inc. No financial terms were disclosed. 250 cash, 50 earnout
buyer parent: The News Corporation Limited
buyer: Fox Interactive Media, Inc.
A division of News Corporation, Fox Interactive Media (FIM) offers a global, border-free online network that caters to consumers by giving them the platform and tools to express themselves, communicate with each other, and engage with the best music, TV, film, sports, information and more. "
target: Photobucket inc
Photobucket is the premier standalone photo and video sharing site, with over 22 million monthly unique users* around the world linking billions of personal photos, graphics, slideshows and videos daily to hundreds of thousands of Web sites.
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closed 4/30/2013 via BusinessWire

Shutterfly, Inc., acquired MyPublisher, Inc.

synopsis: Shutterfly, Inc., the leading manufacturer and digital retailer of high-quality personalized products and services, announced that it has acquired MyPublisher, one of the pioneers in the photo book industry and creator of easy-to-use photo book-making software.
buyer: Shutterfly, Inc. (SFLY:$2,086.78)
Shutterfly, Inc. is the leading manufacturer and digital retailer of high-quality personalized products and services. The Shutterfly, Inc. brands include Shutterfly; Tiny Prints, premium cards & stationery; Wedding Paper Divas, wedding invitations & stationery; & Treat, personalized greeting cards. "
target: MyPublisher, Inc.
MyPublisher has established itself as one of the leaders in custom photo-book software, bookstore quality printing and superior customer service. MyPublisher has sold and shipped more than 5 million photo books since 2002.
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closed 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 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.
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$1,445 [$1,435]
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$460
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$156
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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
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 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
EV / rev
3.4x
EV / EBITDA
9.9x
closed 8/17/2012 via GlobeNewswire

Ancestry.com, acquired Archives.com

synopsis: Ancestry.com Inc. announced the completion of its acquisition of Archives.com, a leading family history website. Archives.com offers access to over 2.1 billion historical records, including birth records, obituaries, immigration and passenger lists, historical newspapers, and U.S. and U.K. Censuses.
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
buyer: Ancestry.com
Ancestry.com Inc. is the world's largest online family history resource, with more than 1.8 million paying subscribers. More than 9 billion records have been added to the site. Ancestry users have created more than 34 million family trees containing approximately 4 billion profiles. "
target parent: Inflection LLC
target: Archives.com
Archives.com is a leading family history website that makes discovering family history simple and affordable. The company has assembled more than 2.1 billion historical records all in a single location.
price ($mm)
$85
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closed 2/17/2012 via BNC Analysis

Groupon, Inc., acquired Hyperpublic

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

Gawker Media, acquired Cityfile, Inc.

synopsis: Gawker Media, the eight-year-old online publishing heavyweight founded by Nick Denton, has announced its first acquisition: the New York boldface name guide CityFile.
buyer: Gawker Media
Gawker Media is an online media company founded and owned by Nick Denton and based in New York City. It is considered to be one of the most visible and successful blog-oriented media companies. "
target: Cityfile, Inc.
Cityfile.com is a guide to the most notable and influential New Yorkers, more than 2,100 people divided into 27 industry categories. The site is also home to our blog, Dailyfile, which is updated continually on weekdays.
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closed 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.
price ($mm)
$2,000
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closed 2/26/2009 via PR Newswire

Zoover International, acquired WeerOnline BV

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

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

synopsis: NBC Universal, Bain Capital and The Blackstone Group announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire The Weather Channel properties from Landmark Communications. The Weather Channel will be operated as a separate entity, based in Atlanta, with management services to be provided by NBC Universal.
buyer: Bain Capital
buyer: Blackstone Group LP (BX:$5,771.64)
buyer: NBC Universal
Founded in 1984, Bain Capital's primary aim is to acquire or invest in companies that have excellent potential for equity appreciation. Bain Capital's approach is to develop partnerships with exceptional management teams. "
target parent: Landmark Communications, Inc.
target: The Weather Channel Properties
Weather Channel Properties includes The Weather Channel Networks, the third-most-distributed cable network, The Weather Channel Interactive, which includes weather.com,and Weather Services International, a global leader in weather forecasting, with more than 5,500 clients worldwide.
price ($mm)
$3,500
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closed 5/20/2015 via Market Wire

Weathernews inc., acquired Weathermob

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