Like Indiasite.com

closed 11/9/2012 via BNC Analysis

Mehan EduSolutions, acquired Indiasite.com

synopsis: Mehan Edusolutions Pvt. Ltd has acquired Indiasite.com, a site about India which comprehensively covers various facets such as its festivals, history, culture, wildlife, forts, monuments in India, various holiday destinations and historic places to name a few.
buyer: Mehan EduSolutions
Mehan Edusolutions is a Private Limited Company that provides online information to students and parents across various categories like colleges, schools, universities, careers, mba, engineering, medical, etc. "
target: Indiasite.com
Indiasite.com is a site about India which comprehensively covers various facets such as its festivals, history, culture, wildlife, forts, monuments in India, various holiday destinations and historic places to name a few.
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closed 10/22/2021 via PR Newswire

klarna AB, acquired Inspirock, Inc.

synopsis: Klarna, a leading global retail bank, payments and shopping service, has acquired Inspirock, an online trip planner that enables consumers to quickly and easily explore a destination's offerings and create personalized itineraries utilizing local expertise and artificial intelligence.
buyer: klarna AB
Based in Sweden, Klarna is one of Europe’s largest banks and provides payment solutions for 85 million consumers. Klarna offers direct payments, pay after delivery options and installment plans in a smooth one-click purchase experience that lets consumers pay when and how they prefer to. "
target: Inspirock, Inc.
Inspirock is an online trip planner that enables consumers to quickly and easily explore a destination's offerings and create personalized itineraries utilizing local expertise and artificial intelligence.
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closed 2/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

Lonely Planet, acquired ArrivalGuides

synopsis: Lonely Planet, a publisher of travel guidebooks, city guides, and maps, has acquired ArrivalGuides, the world's largest distributor of destination content. ArrivalGuides represents more than 550 destinations and official tourist boards, who manage their own destination information in ArrivaGuide's content management system.
buyer parent: NC2 Media
buyer: Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet publishes guidebooks, digital books, city guides, and maps that provide travel details to travelers. It also offers travel tips; language guidance books that contain keywords, basic grammar, and phrases in local languages; and health and safety advice. "
target parent: Eniro AB
target: ArrivalGuides
ArrivalGuides is the world's largest distributor of destination content. ArrivalGuides represents more than 550 destinations and official tourist boards, who manage their own destination information in ArrivaGuide's content management system.
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closed 12/21/2018 via Company Press Release

HolidayCheck AG, acquired Beach-Inspector GmbH

synopsis: HolidayCheck, a leading travel website, has acquired the main assets of Beach-Inspector GmbH, the world's largest beach information and rating platform. They help users to find a list of dream beaches that reach their expectations with just a few clicks. They are based in Berlin, Germany.
buyer: HolidayCheck AG (DB:HOC:$162.04)
HolidayCheck is a leading travel website where users can easily find and book their perfect holiday and share their holiday experience. They are based in Switzerland. "
target: Beach-Inspector GmbH
Beach-Inspector is the world's largest beach information and rating platform. They help users to find a list of dream beaches that reach their expectations with just a few clicks. They are based in Berlin, Germany.
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closed 2/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

Espacio, acquired Hibiscus & Nomada Ltd

synopsis: Espacio, a Medellin, Colombia-based Incubator, announced it has acquired Hibiscus & Nomada, a leading travel blog that aims to document the affordable way to discovering the unexplored. In addition to its blog, Hibiscus & Nomada provides travel guides to Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas.
buyer: Espacio
Espacio is a media incubator located in the heart of Medellin, Colombia. Their three missions are to further Medellin as a center of innovation, to be the best place in the world to start new businesses, and to advance the media and PR industries. "
target: Hibiscus & Nomada Ltd
Hibiscus & Nomada is a leading travel blog that provides backpacker travel guides to destinations around the world. Hibiscus & Nomada shares stories of adventures proving that the riches of the world are within everyone’s reach.
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closed 1/15/2013 via PR Newswire

The USA Today Travel Media Group, acquired 10Best, Inc.

synopsis: The USA Today Travel Media Group announced that it has completed its acquisition of 10Best.com. 10Best.com provides users with original, unbiased, and experiential travel content of top attractions, things to see and do, and restaurants for top destinations in the U.S. and around the world.
buyer parent: Gannett Co., Inc.
buyer: The USA Today Travel Media Group
The USA Today Travel Media Group was officially formed in November 2011, to develop products and solutions for connected, on-the-go travelers. It encompasses all travel initiatives across USA TODAY, including digital, magazines, print, mobile and tablet. "
target parent: Travora Media, Inc.
target: 10Best, Inc.
10Best.com provides users with original, unbiased, and experiential travel content of top attractions, things to see and do, and restaurants for top destinations in the U.S. and around the world.
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closed 11/9/2012 via BNC Analysis

Mehan EduSolutions, acquired Indiantravels.com

synopsis: Mehan EduSolutions Pvt. Ltd has acquired Indiantravels.com, an on-line travel portal which offers details about numerous tours and packages that a visitor to the web site can pick from.
buyer: Mehan EduSolutions
Mehan EduSolutions is a Private Limited Company that provides online information to students and parents across various categories like colleges, schools, universities, careers, mba, engineering, medical, etc. "
target: Indiantravels.com
Indiantravels.com is an online travel portal which provides information about various tours and packages that a visitor to the site can choose from. Whether it is a hotel reservation or a tour booking or renting vehicles, the site covers them all.
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closed 4/24/2012 via Market Wire

Travora Media, Inc., acquired The Nile Project, Inc.

synopsis: Travora Media, creating a next-generation media brand in travel with local, social and mobile content services, announced the acquisition of The Nile Project, Inc (Nile Media), a San Francisco-based company with a portfolio of 3 well-known websites: NileGuide, 10Best, and Localyte and mobile apps focused on providing local expertise to travelers.
buyer: Travora Media, Inc.
Travora Media Inc. represents the next generation of travel media and information, with hundreds of travel style websites and mobile apps and 26 million qualified travelers under its umbrella. Travora offers exclusive publisher representation across all stages of the travel lifecycle. "
target: The Nile Project, Inc.
The Nile Project, Inc. is a unique collection of industry-leading travel sites (10Best.com, NileGuide.com and Localyte.com) that provide sophisticated, modern travelers with everything they need to plan their perfect trip.
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closed 2/3/2011 via PR Newswire

TripAdvisor, LLC, acquired EveryTrail

synopsis: TripAdvisor®, the world's largest travel site and an operating company of Expedia, Inc., announced it has expanded its mobile travel offering with the acquisition of Palo Alto, California-based EveryTrail®. EveryTrail has developed a GPS-enabled publishing platform to create outdoor tours and city guides for mobile devices.
buyer parent: Expedia, Inc.
buyer: TripAdvisor, LLC (TRIP:$1,462.00)
TripAdvisor® Media Network, operated by TripAdvisor, LLC, attracts nearly 36 million monthly visitors across 15 popular brands. Collectively, the sites comprising the TripAdvisor Media Network have won hundreds of awards and accolades from press and industry, worldwide. "
target: EveryTrail
EveryTrail is a global web2.0 platform for geo-tagged user-generated travel content that’s changing the way millions of people share travel experiences and plan trips. EveryTrail makes it easy to share travel experiences, through interactive maps that include photos plotted along the trip route.
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closed 1/25/2011 via Market Wire

NileGuide.com, acquired 10Best, Inc.

synopsis: NileGuide.com announced the acquisition of travel recommendation site 10Best.com for an undisclosed amount. The 10best.com acquisition from Enveritas Group, Inc. solidifies NileGuide as the largest independent travel content network with a combined reach of over three million visitors per month.
buyer: NileGuide.com
NileGuide.com offers unique, "by-locals-for-travelers" recommendations and free itineraries covering what to see and do, as well as where to stay and eat. These recommendations and original itineraries are created by over 150 NileGuide editors, or "Local Experts," spanning the globe. "
target parent: EnVeritas Group
target: 10Best, Inc.
10Best, Inc. provides unbiased travel advice to more than 40 million travelers each year, through its consumer site 10Best.com, and its "Virtual Concierge" business application that is licensed by some of the leading brands in the travel industry.
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closed 10/18/2006 via BusinessWire

John Wiley Europe Ltd., acquired Whatsonwhen Ltd

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons Ltd., the European company of global publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc. announced that it has acquired Whatsonwhen Ltd., a U.K.-based provider of travel-related online content, technology, and services.
buyer parent: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
buyer: John Wiley Europe Ltd.
Wiley Europe is a major indigenous publisher of journals, books, and electronic products, primarily in English, but also in German. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., based in Chichester, United Kingdom, and Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, in Weinheim, Germany comprise Wiley Europe. "
target: Whatsonwhen Ltd
Whatsonwhen publishes an award-winning online calendar of cultural events around the world at whatsonwhen.com, visited by millions of travelers each month.
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closed 4/25/2018 via BNC Analysis

Bose, acquired Detour, Inc.

synopsis: Bose, an audio equipment manufacturer, has acquired Detour, a mobile app that allows users to experience location-aware audio tours. Detour's tours guides users to fascinating places they wouldn’t find and are narrated by locals, like journalists and activists, giving users an authentic look at the city they are visiting.
buyer: Bose
Bose is a research company that develops sound solutions for the entertainment, home audio, aviation, and automotive industries. Bose products for the home, in the car, on the go and in public spaces have become iconic, changing the way people listen to music. "
target: Detour, Inc.
Detour is a mobile app that allows users to experience location-aware audio tours. Detour guides users to fascinating places they wouldn’t find, and stories they can't see. The tours are narrated by locals, like journalists and activists, giving users an authentic look at the city they are visiting.
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closed 10/11/2017 via Company Press Release

Musement, acquired Triposo

synopsis: Musement, the travel tech startup that lets users discover and book local tours and attractions, announced the acquisition of travel content platform Triposo. Triposo uses a clever algorithm that peruses the web and crunches through millions of websites and reviews.
buyer: Musement
Launched in Milan in 2013, Musement is a travel discovery and booking service that allows users to get the best from their travel destinations by providing a great choice of local tours and attractions to discover and book. "
target: Triposo
Triposo is a smart travel content platform. A clever algorithm peruses the web and crunches through millions of websites and reviews. The Triposo travel guide app allows travelers to choose their favorite hotels, sights, activities and restaurants and add them to their bucket list.
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closed 5/24/2017 via BNC Analysis

TATERU bnb, acquired Wanderpass

synopsis: iVacation Co., Ltd., a company based in Tokyo, Japan that is behind the development of TATERU bnb and TATERU Phone, has acquired Wanderpass, an audio guide which leads travelers through the city as if they were in a museum. The audio guide will provide users with fascinating information about the best areas of Tokyo.
buyer parent: Investors Cloud Co., Ltd.
buyer: TATERU bnb
iVacation Co., Ltd. is a company based in Tokyo, Japan that is behind the development of TATERU bnb and TATERU Phone. TATERU bnb is a vacation rental marketplace. TATERU phone is a mobile concierge service for travelers to Japan. "
target: Wanderpass
Wanderpass provides an audio guide which leads travelers through the city as if they were in a museum. The audio guide will provide users with fascinating information about the best areas of Tokyo such as Asakusa, Ueno, Ginza, Nihonbashi, and Kagurazaka as you walk around the cities.
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closed 10/2/2012 via PR Newswire

TripAdvisor, LLC, acquired Wanderfly

synopsis: TripAdvisor®, the world's largest travel site, announced it has acquired Wanderfly, a travel inspiration site. Wanderfly is the best place to discover and share personalized travel recommendations. Their premise is simple: everyone travels differently, so people need different recommendations.
buyer parent: IAC
buyer: TripAdvisor, LLC (TRIP:$1,462.00)
TripAdvisor® is the world's largest travel site, enabling travelers to plan and have the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from real travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools. "
target: Wanderfly
Wanderfly is the best place to discover and share personalized travel recommendations. Their premise is simple: everyone travels differently, so people need different recommendations. Wanderfly makes travel planning more personal, simple, fun, human and inspiring.
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closed 2/3/2011 via BNC Analysis

Easyvoyage International, acquired Dealchecker.co.uk

synopsis: EasyVoyage paid Euro 10 million to buy fellow travel players Dealchecker and TravelJungle. EasyVoyage will not disclose how much is being paid for each individual business, but the Euro 10 million outlay also includes acquiring FSI Travel, a digital marketing agency which focuses mostly on tour operator businesses.
buyer: Easyvoyage International
Easyvoyage operates Easyvoyage.com, an internet portal, which offers information on travel and tourism. The company is based in Paris, France. "
target parent: DMC Digital Limited
target: Dealchecker.co.uk
Dealchecker.co.uk is an independent service that helps customers find the best travel and money deals. They are not a travel agent or finance provider - they offer a free service that shows real prices from many of the UK's top travel and financial booking engines.
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closed 5/6/2010 via Company Description

Kayak.com, acquired swoodoo GmbH

synopsis: KAYAK (kayak.com), the world’s leading travel search engine, announced the acquisition of Munich-based swoodoo (swoodoo.com), Germany’s leading flight and hotel search site.
buyer: Kayak.com (NASDAQ:KYA:$0.00)
Kayak.com is the world's leading travel search website. It searches and displays information from various travel sites, which include prices and itineraries from airlines, hotels, rental car companies, and cruise lines. "
target: swoodoo GmbH
Founded in 2006, Munich-based Swoodoo.com is Germany's leading flight and hotel search site.
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closed 8/20/2007 via PR Newswire

10Best, Inc., acquired The Content Works

synopsis: 10Best, Inc., the world's leading provider of unbiased online travel content, today announced the acquisition of The Content Works Ltd., a London-based provider of multi- language, customized print and online travel content.
buyer: 10Best, Inc.
10Best, Inc. provides unbiased travel advice to more than 40 million travelers each year, through its consumer site 10Best.com, and its "Virtual Concierge" business application that is licensed by some of the leading brands in the travel industry. "
target: The Content Works
Originally established in 2002, The Content Works has steadily become a leading provider of custom print travel guide content and technology solutions through its extensive worldwide network of travel writers, editors, and translators.
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closed 10/31/2006 via BusinessWire

SideStep, Inc, acquired TravelPost.com Inc.

synopsis: SideStep, Inc., the Internet's leading travel search company, announced the completion of its acquisition of TravelPost.com the largest independently owned site for hotel reviews and ratings. The transaction was finalized on Tuesday, October 31, 2006.
buyer: SideStep, Inc
SideStep, the Internet's leading travel search company, delivers the most comprehensive selection of travel choices at the best prices to more than five million consumers each month. "
target: TravelPost.com Inc.
TravelPost.com is the independent and impartial source for unbiased hotel reviews and hotel ratings and travel advisory services. The site features over 250,000 hotel reviews and candid hotel photos posted by real travelers and is one of the fastest growing travel resources on the web.
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closed 4/20/2006 via BusinessWire

Internet Brands, Inc., acquired Wikitravel

synopsis: ernet Brands, Inc, a leading operator of media and e-commerce sites for "large ticket" consumer purchases, today announced the acquisition of Wikitravel (www.wikitravel.org) and World66 (www.world66.com), two leading community travel guides of up-to-date, traveler-focused content.
buyer: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Los Angeles-based Internet Brands, Inc. is a leading Internet media company that owns, operates and grows community and e-commerce websites in the automotive, careers, home, money and business, shopping and travel and leisure categories. "
target: Wikitravel
Wikitravel is creating a free, complete, up-to-date and reliable worldwide travel guide written by its online community. The site was inspired by Wikipedia.org, the free encyclopedia that is quickly becoming one of the Web's most popular resources.
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closed 11/9/2012 via BNC Analysis

Mehan EduSolutions, acquired Indiasite.com

synopsis: Mehan Edusolutions Pvt. Ltd has acquired Indiasite.com, a site about India which comprehensively covers various facets such as its festivals, history, culture, wildlife, forts, monuments in India, various holiday destinations and historic places to name a few.
buyer: Mehan EduSolutions
Mehan Edusolutions is a Private Limited Company that provides online information to students and parents across various categories like colleges, schools, universities, careers, mba, engineering, medical, etc. "
target: Indiasite.com
Indiasite.com is a site about India which comprehensively covers various facets such as its festivals, history, culture, wildlife, forts, monuments in India, various holiday destinations and historic places to name a few.
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closed 11/9/2012 via BNC Analysis

Mehan EduSolutions, acquired Indiantravels.com

synopsis: Mehan EduSolutions Pvt. Ltd has acquired Indiantravels.com, an on-line travel portal which offers details about numerous tours and packages that a visitor to the web site can pick from.
buyer: Mehan EduSolutions
Mehan EduSolutions is a Private Limited Company that provides online information to students and parents across various categories like colleges, schools, universities, careers, mba, engineering, medical, etc. "
target: Indiantravels.com
Indiantravels.com is an online travel portal which provides information about various tours and packages that a visitor to the site can choose from. Whether it is a hotel reservation or a tour booking or renting vehicles, the site covers them all.
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closed 11/9/2012 via BNC Analysis

Mehan EduSolutions, acquired Indiasite.com

synopsis: Mehan Edusolutions Pvt. Ltd has acquired Indiasite.com, a site about India which comprehensively covers various facets such as its festivals, history, culture, wildlife, forts, monuments in India, various holiday destinations and historic places to name a few.
buyer: Mehan EduSolutions
Mehan Edusolutions is a Private Limited Company that provides online information to students and parents across various categories like colleges, schools, universities, careers, mba, engineering, medical, etc. "
target: Indiasite.com
Indiasite.com is a site about India which comprehensively covers various facets such as its festivals, history, culture, wildlife, forts, monuments in India, various holiday destinations and historic places to name a few.
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closed 3/24/2016 via BNC Analysis

wikiHow, Inc., acquired Guidecentral

synopsis: How-to website wikiHow has bought DIY platform Guidecentral. Guidecentral is an online and mobile destination used by 4.5 million DIY fans around the world, helping makers showcase their DIY projects. Guidecentral will remain a separate brand with a distinct community, content, apps and website.
buyer: wikiHow, Inc.
wikiHow is a collaboration to build and share the world’s largest, highest quality how-to manual. wikiHow contains over 175,000 how-to guides, which are written, edited and maintained by thousands of volunteers. wikiHow is used to learn how to do anything from the ordinary to the extraordinary. "
target: Guidecentral
Guidecentral is a fun and visual way to discover DIY ideas, learn new skills and meet amazing people with similar passions. They provide a space for makers to share their handmade crafts, home decor projects, fashion and beauty tips, homemade recipes and other life hacks.
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announced 10/14/2014 via BNC Analysis

Class Central, Inc., will acquire Top Free Classes

synopsis: Class Central announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Top Free Classes, a leading online service connecting students worldwide to Massive Open Online Courses. Top Free Classes provides online consumers comprehensive search, personalized content, and community networking, including blogs, reviews, and social media updates.
buyer: Class Central, Inc.
Class Central, created in November of 2011, is a comprehensive directory of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). In addition to course information, reviews, and notifications, Class Central provides high quality articles on upcoming MOOCs and related news items. "
target: Top Free Classes
Top Free Classes was created in mid-2012 as a response to the growing number of classes being offered and the difficulty of finding interesting classes. It serves as a convenient one-stop destination for discovering new classes, finding out other students' opinions, and sharing experiences.
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closed 4/7/2014 via PR Web

Bookacoach, acquired TRAINlete

synopsis: Bookacoach, an Elevate Ventures portfolio company that provides an online marketplace for booking sports lessons, announced its acquisition of Atlanta-based online coaches and trainers directory TRAINlete.
buyer parent: Elevate Ventures
buyer: Bookacoach
Bookacoach is an online destination for sports lessons, connecting safety certified coaches with parents to manage private sports instruction. "
target: TRAINlete
TRAINlete, L.L.C. is an online coaches and trainers directory. TRAINlete alleviates the problem that athletes and their parents have in safely connecting to credible sports trainers, while also connecting credible and talented trainers to serious clients.
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cancelled 10/26/2012 via Company Press Release

Ybrant Digital Ltd., cancelled a purchase of PriceGrabber, LowerMyBills, and ClassesUSA.com from Experian Information Solutions, Inc.

synopsis: Digital marketing company Ybrant Digital was not able to pay the US$175 million for Experian's three price comparison Web sites PriceGrabber, LowerMyBills, and ClassesUSA.com. The deal has been cancelled.
buyer: Ybrant Digital Ltd. (BSE:532368:$325.42)
Ybrant Digital offers Digital Marketing solutions to its clients. It connects advertisers with their audience across any form of digital media, using its massive local presence to deliver appropriate messages to the right audience, through the most relevant digital channels. "
seller parent: Experian plc
seller: Experian Information Solutions, Inc.
Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients in more than 65 countries. The company helps businesses to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making.
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announced 11/10/2021 via BusinessWire

VerticalScope Inc., will acquire Hometalk, Inc.

synopsis: VerticalScope Holdings Inc., an operator of online enthusiast communities in Canada, will acquire Hometalk, a family of DIY lifestyle brands. Hometalk operates online DIY communities for home & garden, cooking, and fashion. Their platform features community created guides and tutorials for various DIY projects.
buyer: VerticalScope Inc. (TSX:FORA:$63.87)
Based in Toronto, VerticalScope is a technology company that has built and operates a cloud-based digital platform for online enthusiast communities in high-consumer spending categories. "
target: Hometalk, Inc.
Hometalk is a family of DIY lifestyle brands. Hometalk operates online DIY communities for home & garden, cooking, and fashion. Their platform features community created guides and tutorials for various DIY projects. Users can post projects, ask or answer DIY questions, and search for DIY projects.
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closed 8/4/2021 via BNC Analysis

LinkedIn Corporation, acquired Jumprope, Inc.

synopsis: LinkedIn has acquired how-to video app Jumprope as part of its expanded video focus. Jumprope, which describes itself as "the best place for anyone to create a how-to and export it to every social platform", enables users to create step-by-step tutorials, using video and still image assets, with preset formats and overlays.
buyer parent: Microsoft Corporation
buyer: LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD:$3,213.87)
LinkedIn Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates an online professional network worldwide. The company allows members to create, manage, and share their professional identity online; build and engage with their professional networks; and access shared knowledge and insights. "
target: Jumprope, Inc.
Jumprope is the place to discover, create and share step-by-step how-to videos. Users don’t need any video-editing experience to create useful and engaging recipes, beauty tutorials, fitness routines and more. Reach an engaged community on Jumprope, and share videos to any social platform.
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closed 6/10/2015 via BNC Analysis

Brit + Co, acquired Snapguide

synopsis: Brit + Co., the lifestyle media and e-commerce business aimed at people interested in crafty projects, has acquired Snapguide, a free iOS app and web service for passionate, creative people and DIY enthusiasts to create beautiful, step-by-step how to guides on what they love.
buyer: Brit + Co
Brit + Co is an online platform that provides tools to teach, inspire and enable creativity among women and girls. From traditional crafts to high-tech manufacturing, Brit + Co connects millions of users with makers, designers, chefs, and inventors, together in one place. "
target: Snapguide
Snapguide is a free iOS app and web service for passionate, creative people and DIY enthusiasts to create beautiful, step-by-step how to guides on what they love.
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closed 6/27/2018 via PR Newswire

VerticalScope Inc., acquired Fixya Ltd.

synopsis: VerticalScope, a digital media company specializing in enthusiast websites and interest-based online communities, announces that it has acquired leading Do-it-Yourself Help site Fixya.com. The transaction adds to VerticalScope's stable of Home and Garden, Contractor and DIY sites.
buyer parent: Torstar Corporation
buyer: VerticalScope Inc. (TSX:FORA:$63.87)
VerticalScope enables the world to share expertise and discover knowledge on subjects they love. VerticalScope owns and operates consumer shopping portals, ratings and review sites and enthusiast community sites focused on high-value vertical markets. "
target: Fixya Ltd.
Fixya is a community-based Q&A help site that provides consumers with practical tips and advice on how to operate and fix any product. Launched in 2005, Fixya became a leading destination for troubleshooting and user-generated knowledge base on anything from electronics to cars.
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closed 3/5/2020 via BNC Analysis

fabfab GmbH, acquired Makerist GmbH

synopsis: fabfab, Europe’s leading Do It Yourself (DIY) online shop, has acquired Makerist, a leading DIY and handicraft platform in Europe. Makerist teaches people how to sew, knit, crochet, and more through their video classes and tutorials. Their platform offers a large selection of PDF patterns from a network of independent pattern designers.
buyer: fabfab GmbH
fabfab is Europe’s leading Do It Yourself (DIY) online shop. fabfab offers around 15,000 fabrics and a large selection of sewing accessories, wool and DIY materials. The company operates 12 online shops all over Europe. Their brands include stoffe.de, myfabrics.co.uk, telas.es, and more. "
target: Makerist GmbH
Makerist is a leading DIY and handicraft platform in Europe. Makerist teaches people how to sew, knit, crochet, and more through their video classes and tutorials. Their platform offers a large selection of PDF patterns from a network of independent pattern designers.
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closed 7/10/2019 via BNC Analysis

PA Distribution, acquired Leisure Arts Inc.

synopsis: PA Distribution, a wholesale distributor of crafts, has acquired Leisure Arts from Comcast Corp., a global media and technology company. Leisure Arts is a leading publisher of lifestyle and instructional craft publications. Leisure Arts publishes books for diamond painting, adult coloring, needle crafting, paracord, and more.
buyer: PA Distribution
PA Distribution is a wholesale distributor of crafts. PA Distribution distributes crafting products to a wide variety of retailers. Their wide range of products and quick turnaround times help keep stores stocked with everything they need, from basic creative supplies to holiday and seasonal items. "
target parent: Comcast Corporation
target: Leisure Arts Inc.
Leisure Arts is a leading publisher of lifestyle and instructional craft publications. Leisure Arts publishes books and products that provoke imagination and inspire possibility among makers of all ages. They offer books for diamond painting, adult coloring, needle crafting, paracord, and more.
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closed 10/21/2013 via BNC Analysis

Inkling, Inc, acquired Open Air Publishing

synopsis: Inkling, an interactive e-book that first became known for bringing academic textbooks to the realms of the iPad, iPhone, and web, has added more non-textbook titles to its library with the acquisition of two brands Betterbook and Ready, Set, Baby! from digital-first how-to book publisher Open Air Publishing.
buyer: Inkling, Inc
Inkling is the world’s first end-to-end platform for mobile learning content. Inkling makes it easy to bring rich, interactive learning content to tablet devices like iPad. Inkling engages students and provides authors and publishers with an exciting new way to bring content to market. "
target: Open Air Publishing
Open Air Publishing produces original, how-to e-books designed exclusively for touchscreen devices like the iPad and iPhone. Its books allow readers to master new skills through touch, sight, and sound, guided by our extensive network of experts.
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