Like Live Life Drive

announced 1/7/2013 via Reuters

iCarAsia.com, will acquire Live Life Drive

synopsis: iCar Asia Ltd announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire DQBP Sdn Bhd, owner and operator of LiveLifeDrive.com, Malaysia’s automotive website. The website provides coverage and reviews of new cars in Malaysia.
buyer parent: Catcha Group
buyer: iCarAsia.com (ASX:ICQ:$8.51)
iCarAsia is a publicly listed company on the Australian stock exchange with Head Office based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. iCar is the largest network of online automotive sites in ASEAN reach 1.5 million people every month across Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. "
target: Live Life Drive
DQBP Sdn. Bhd., owner and operator of LiveLifeDrive.com, provides coverage and reviews of new cars in Malaysia. The company is based in Malaysia.
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closed 8/3/2017 via Company Press Release

Discovery Communications, Inc., acquired TEN: The Enthusiast Network

synopsis: Discovery Communications, a provider of premium nonfiction, lifestyle, sports and kids programming brands, has acquired a majority stake in TEN: The Enthusiast Network, the world’s premier transmedia network of enthusiast brands. TEN: The Enthusiast Network's brands include Motor Trend, Automobile, Roadkill, Hot Rod, and more.
buyer: Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISC.A:$10,780.00)
Discovery Communications satisfies curiosity and engages superfans with a portfolio of premium nonfiction, lifestyle, sports and kids programming brands. Discovery reaches more than 3 billion cumulative viewers across pay-TV and free-to-air platforms in more than 220 countries and territories. "
target: TEN: The Enthusiast Network
TEN: The Enthusiast Network is the world’s premier transmedia network of enthusiast brands, such as Motor Trend, Automobile, Roadkill, Hot Rod, and more. TEN operates websites, publications, annual events, and the Motor Trend OnDemand subscription video-on-demand service.
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closed 7/12/2016 via BusinessWire

Motorsport.com, acquired FerrariChat

synopsis: The world’s most-read motorsports digital media company, Motorsport.com, announced the acquisition of digital assets to FerrariChat.com, the most active online Ferrari community in the world with more than 95% of the owner and enthusiast forum market share, 175,000 registered users, 10 million posts, and four million monthly page views.
buyer: Motorsport.com (MSGM:$19.05)
Formed in 1994, Motorsport.com is a technologically advanced international network of online motorsports outlets featuring world-class digital distribution, video and interactive multimedia with news offices in 16 countries in 11 different languages, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. "
target: FerrariChat
Established in 2000, FerrariChat.com is the largest online Ferrari community in the world with over 175,000 registered users, including over 10 million posts.
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closed 3/26/2012 via PR Newswire

Racer Media & Marketing, Inc., acquired Racer Communications, Inc.

synopsis: Automotive media and marketing veterans Paul Pfanner and Bill Sparks have acquired RACER Magazine and Racer.com from Haymarket Media, Inc. The purchase returns America's leading general interest motorsport magazine to its founding management team.
buyer: Racer Media & Marketing, Inc.
Racer Media & Marketing, Inc. is a company created by Paul Pfanner and Bill Sparks. Pfanner and Sparks was the founding management team of America's leading general interest motorsport magazine, RACER. "
target parent: Haymarket Group Limited
target: Racer Communications, Inc.
Racer Communications consists of Racer Magazine, a monthly motorsports magazine, and Racer.com. Its custom publishing arm also produces SportsCar magazine for the Sports Car Club of America. The Racer Special Projects Division creates collateral, advertising materials, publications, and more.
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closed 10/26/2011 via BNC Analysis

Internet Brands, Inc., acquired Five Auto Websites

synopsis: Internet Brands has acquired five new enthusiast websites. Internet Brands said it has acquired 5series.net, CobaltSS.net, gtr.co.uk, DieselTruckResource.com and DieselBombers.com. All of the websites provide automotive related information and become part of Internet Brands Automotive Network.
buyer parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
buyer: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., Internet Brands, Inc. is a new media company that operates online media, community, and e-commerce websites in vertical markets. The company also develops and licenses Internet software and social media applications. "
target: Five Auto Websites
The Five Auto Websites include: 5series.net; CobaltSS.net; gtr.co.uk; DieselTruckResource.com; and DieselBombers.com.
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closed 6/3/2010 via BNC Analysis

Beckett Media LLC, acquired Motortopia

synopsis: Beckett Media has acquired Motortopia from New Digital Group. Motortopia is a leading online social network providing interactive tools to the motor enthusiast community.
buyer parent: Eli Research, Inc.
buyer: Beckett Media LLC
Based in Dallas, Beckett Media is one of the leading publishers of sports and specialty market collectible products in the U.S. Beckett operates Beckett.com and is the premier publisher of monthly sports and entertainment collectibles magazines. "
target parent: New Digital Group, Inc.
target: Motortopia
Motortopia is a leading online social networking site that brings motor enthusiasts and the information they desire together in one place.
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closed 4/15/2010 via GlobeNewswire

Max Media Group, acquired ExtremeChevys.com

synopsis: Max Media Group, Inc., announced that it has closed its acquisition of www.extremechevys.com. Extremechevys.com is a website that specialized in featuring customized 1969 Camaros and the 1955 to 1957 Chevy Bel Air.
buyer: Max Media Group (MXMI:$0.00)
Max Media Group, Inc. is a developer of online integrated digital publishing/distribution platforms for high-end internet consumer segments. Max Media's mission is to be the premier operator and developer of low cost high revenue online integrated publishing/interactive social networks. "
target: ExtremeChevys.com
Extremechevys.com is a website that specializes in featuring customized 1969 Camaros and the 1955 to 1957 Chevy Bel Air.
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closed 8/12/2009 via paidContent.org

High Gear Media, Inc., acquired MotorAuthority.com

synopsis: Auto news publisher and ad network High Gear Media has acquired MotorAuthority.com, which focuses on luxury and performance cars. MotorAuthority brings to 39 the total of owned-and-operated sites on the High Gear platform, which targets in-market car buyers according to interests and lifestyle.
buyer: High Gear Media, Inc.
High Gear Media is the Web’s automotive authority. High Gear brings together a powerful technology platform, deep editorial expertise, and a unique model of publishing multiple automotive media sites to address every interest and lifestyle. "
target: MotorAuthority.com
MotorAuthority began in 2006 as a small enthusiast website focusing on automotive product and industry news, with a skew towards performance and luxury segments. Since then the site has continuously grown, becoming a respected source of news and reviews that readers can rely on.
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closed 6/24/2020 via BNC Analysis

SouChe, acquired CloudYoung

synopsis: SouChe, a Chinese car trading site that sells used cars from dealerships across China, has acquired CloudYoung, a Chinese cloud marketing solution provider. CloudYoung's networking app provides car owners with safe and convenient services such as test rides, car friend gatherings, maintenance, and more.
buyer: SouChe
SouChe is a Chinese car trading site that sells used cars from dealerships across China. In addition to selling used cars, the company also provides financing for customers to buy new vehicles for a year, which they can then purchase outright, trade in for a new model or hand back. "
target: CloudYoung
CloudYoung is a Chinese cloud marketing solution provider. CloudYoung provides auto OEMs and dealers with marketing solutions based on WeChat technology. Their networking app provides car owners with safe and convenient services such as test rides, car friend gatherings, maintenance, and more.
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closed 9/5/2012 via BNC Analysis

Source Interlink Media, acquired CarDomain Network, Inc.

synopsis: Source Interlink Media announced the acquisition of CarDomain Network Inc., a leading provider of online social sharing tools and content for automotive enthusiasts. CarDomain.com has established as the largest vertical automotive enthusiast community online with over 2 million registered users and nearly 1 million user-generated vehicle profiles.
buyer parent: Source Interlink Companies, Inc.
buyer: Source Interlink Media
With more than 75 publications, 100 Web sites, 800 branded products, 50+ events, and TV and radio programs, Source Interlink Media is the largest provider of content to enthusiast communities interested in automotive, action sports, home theater and other niche activities. "
target: CarDomain Network, Inc.
CarDomain.com operates the web’s largest social networking site for auto enthusiasts with two million registered users and 650,000 custom rides profiles. CarDomain.com has built the largest database tracking the behavior and purchasing patterns of automotive enthusiasts.
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closed 8/16/2018 via BNC Analysis

Girnar Software Pvt. Ltd., acquired PowerDrift

synopsis: Girnar Software Pvt. Ltd., a software development company and owner of multiple auto classified portals, has acquired PowerDrift, a company that hosts engaging video-based automotive content. PowerDrift claims over 240 million lifetime views on its YouTube channel.
buyer: Girnar Software Pvt. Ltd.
Based in India, Girnar Software Pvt. Ltd. is an authentic mobile and web solutions development company, with a focus on software development. Their services include web designing, web development, e-commerce site building, mobile app development, internet marketing, and more. "
target: PowerDrift
Based in India, PowerDrift is an auto show that creates fun and engaging automotive content. They provide honest in-dept and relevant opinions about cars and motorcycles from reviews or action. Their motto is showcasing Indian motoring in a way it deserves to be seen.
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closed 9/3/2014 via Market Wire

Internet Brands, Inc., acquired High Gear Media, Inc.

synopsis: Internet Brands, a new media company that operates online media, community, and e-commerce websites in vertical markets, announced that it has acquired High Gear Media, a next-generation publisher of automotive news, information, and tools for in-market car buyers.
buyer parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
buyer: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., Internet Brands, Inc. is a new media company that operates online media, community, and e-commerce websites in vertical markets. The company also develops and licenses Internet software and social media applications. "
target: High Gear Media, Inc.
High Gear Media is a next-generation automotive publisher that connects car-seeking audiences with content and tools to help them make better decisions -- on desktop and mobile devices.
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closed 4/2/2020 via BNC Analysis

Torque Esports Corp., acquired WTF1

synopsis: Torque Esports Corp., a Canadian company focused on esports, has acquired WTF1 from Dennis Publishing, the most dynamic media company in the UK. WTF1 is the world’s fastest-growing motorsport community. WTF1 shares the latest viral videos, memes and fan concepts as well as producing listicles, quizzes and more.
buyer: Torque Esports Corp. (TSXV:GAME:$25.53)
Torque Esports is a Canadian company focused on esports. Torque focuses on three areas - esports data provision, esport tournament hosting and esports racing. With publishing, IP, content, and data expertise in its portfolio, Torque is ready to lead the rush to profitability in the esports industry."
target parent: Exponent Private Equity
target: WTF1
WTF1 is the world’s fastest-growing motorsport community. WTF1 was created to give young racing fans an online platform with a different approach to media. WTF1 shares the latest viral videos, memes and fan concepts as well as producing listicles, quizzes and more.
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closed 8/6/2019 via Company Press Release

Dennis Publishing Limited, acquired Car Throttle

synopsis: Dennis, the international media group behind Auto Express, evo and Carbuyer, has acquired market leading social media brand Car Throttle and its motorsport brand, WTF1. Car Throttle is the largest video publisher in the automotive industry worldwide, with over 200 million monthly views.
buyer parent: Exponent Private Equity
buyer: Dennis Publishing Limited
Dennis Publishing Group comprises Dennis Publishing Ltd in the UK and The Week Publications Inc. in the US. Its portfolio of over 30 brands, operates in four areas of excellence: Current Affairs, Technology, Automotive and Lifestyle . "
target: Car Throttle
Car Throttle is the largest video publisher in the automotive industry worldwide, with over 200 million monthly views. The company has built a cross-platform community with over 8 million Facebook fans, 2 million subscribers on YouTube (largest UK auto channel) and 2 million monthly unique visitors.
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closed 3/9/2017 via Company Press Release

Car Throttle, acquired WTF1

synopsis: Car Throttle announces the acquisition of social motorsport community WTF1. WTF1 was created to give young racing fans an online platform with a different approach to media. Ignoring straight-written reports and news, WTF1 shares the latest viral videos, memes and fan concepts as well as producing listicles, quizzes and more!
buyer: Car Throttle
Car Throttle creates and distributes engaging car content and works closely with advertisers looking to reach a valuable audience. Dubbed ‘Buzzfeed for cars’, the site evolved into a vibrant community serving millions of users who follow the brand on its apps and major social media platforms. "
target: WTF1
WTF1 was created to give young racing fans an online platform with a different approach to media. Ignoring straight-written reports and news, WTF1 shares the latest viral videos, memes and fan concepts as well as producing listicles, quizzes and more!
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closed 7/15/2021 via BusinessWire

Outside, acquired PinkBike

synopsis: Outside has acquired Pinkbike and sister brands CyclingTips and Trailforks. Pinkbike is the world's largest online cycling community and news source. CyclingTips publishes news, reviews, interviews, feature articles, and tips aimed at cyclists, and Trailforks is a leading global trail mapping system for outdoor enthusiasts.
buyer: Outside
Outside is the world’s leading creator of active lifestyle content and experiences. Across web, print, podcast, social, video, and TV, their brands reach 70 million of the most active and influential consumers in the world every month. "
target: PinkBike
Pinkbike is the world's largest online cycling community and news source. Pinkbike also owns CyclingTips, which publishes news, reviews, interviews, feature articles, and tips aimed at cyclists, and Trailforks, a leading global trail mapping system for outdoor enthusiasts.
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closed 11/2/2010 via BusinessWire

Evolve Media Corp, acquired LiveOutdoors.com

synopsis: Evolve Media Corp, a unique global brand architect in the digital space, announces the acquisition of LiveOutdoors.com and the launch of LiveOutdoors Media. LiveOutdoors.com publishes premium content about the knowledge needed to enhance the way they live outdoors.
buyer: Evolve Media Corp
Evolve Media Corp is a unique global brand architect in the digital space. Evolve offers brand marketers digital brand campaigns that can achieve both significant reach among key audiences and contextual environments that together have been proven to increase key brand effectiveness. "
target: LiveOutdoors.com
LiveOutdoors.com publishes premium content with expert advice and insight, giving hunters, fishermen, motorsports enthusiasts and everyone in-between, the knowledge needed to enhance the way they live outdoors.
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closed 5/28/2010 via PR Newswire

Vail Resorts, Inc., acquired Mountain News Corporation

synopsis: Vail Resorts, Inc. announced that the Company has acquired Mountain News Corporation (MNC), which operates the world's most visited online snow sports portal, OnTheSnow.com.
buyer: Vail Resorts, Inc. (MTN:$1,167.05)
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. The Company's subsidiaries operate the mountain resort properties of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone mountain resorts in Colorado, as well as properties in CA, NV and WY. "
target: Mountain News Corporation
Mountain News Corporation, based in Orinda, Calif., is the parent company of OnTheSnow.com, a website dedicated to providing its viewers information on the snow sports industry.
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closed 1/19/2016 via Company Press Release

VerticalScope Inc., acquired Second Media

synopsis: VerticalScope Inc., a leading Internet media company providing detailed coverage and analysis of the Technology, Automotive, and Sports vertical markets, has acquired Second Media Inc., a company that provides marketers a transparent and efficient channel to reach outdoor, hunting, and shooting sports enthusiasts.
buyer parent: Torstar Corporation
buyer: VerticalScope Inc. (TSX:FORA:$61.58)
VerticalScope is a leading Internet media company providing detailed coverage and analysis of the Technology, Automotive, and Sports vertical markets. Their network of industry web portals, and online communities reach over five million enthusiasts and decision makers each month. "
target: Second Media
Second Media partners with premium publishers to create a network that allows agencies and advertisers to efficiently and effectively target audiences on contextually relevant websites. They focus on providing marketers an efficient channel to reach outdoor, hunting, and shooting sports enthusiasts.
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closed 11/7/2014 via PR Newswire

Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, LLC, acquired InterMedia Outdoors

synopsis: Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, LLC ("KSE") announced that it has acquired InterMedia Outdoors Holdings, Inc., (InterMedia Outdoors) from InterMedia Partners VII, L.P., a private equity investment fund. InterMedia Outdoors' assets include Sportsman Channel, 15 outdoor magazines, and 17 top websites, as well as television production operations.
buyer: Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, LLC
Kroenke Sports & Entertainment is one of the world's leading ownership, entertainment and management groups. As owners and operators of Pepsi Center, the Paramount Theatre, Dick's Sporting Goods Park, and various sports teams, KSE's sports and entertainment assets are second to none. "
target parent: InterMedia Partners
target: InterMedia Outdoors
InterMedia Outdoors, Inc. is a multimedia company serving outdoors enthusiasts in the United States, with the largest network of websites dedicated to the hunting, shooting and fishing category.
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announced 1/7/2013 via Reuters

iCarAsia.com, will acquire Live Life Drive

synopsis: iCar Asia Ltd announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire DQBP Sdn Bhd, owner and operator of LiveLifeDrive.com, Malaysia’s automotive website. The website provides coverage and reviews of new cars in Malaysia.
buyer parent: Catcha Group
buyer: iCarAsia.com (ASX:ICQ:$8.51)
iCarAsia is a publicly listed company on the Australian stock exchange with Head Office based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. iCar is the largest network of online automotive sites in ASEAN reach 1.5 million people every month across Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. "
target: Live Life Drive
DQBP Sdn. Bhd., owner and operator of LiveLifeDrive.com, provides coverage and reviews of new cars in Malaysia. The company is based in Malaysia.
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announced 9/19/2019 via BNC Analysis

iCarAsia.com, will acquire Carmudi Indonesia

synopsis: Australia Securities Exchange (ASX) listed, iCar Asia Limited, which runs an ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) network of automotive portals in Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia, will acquire Carmudi Indonesia. Carmudi Indonesia is a vehicle buying and selling site that offers the best deals in the car market in Indonesia.
buyer: iCarAsia.com (ASX:ICQ:$8.51)
iCar Asia Limited, which runs an ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) network of automotive portals in Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia. They provide a platform that has a potential to connect more than 600 million car buyers and sellers throughout ASEAN. "
target: Carmudi Indonesia
Carmudi Indonesia is a vehicle buying and selling site that offers the best deals in the car market in Indonesia. Carmudi Indonesia has a well-established advertising and lead generation business servicing leading car manufacturers in Indonesia.
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announced 11/13/2014 via Company Press Release

iCarAsia.com, will acquire One2Car Co. Ltd.

synopsis: iCar Asia Limited, owner of ASEAN’s number 1 network of automotive websites, will acquire One2Car Co. Ltd, owner of Thailand’s largest automotive classifieds site, One2car.com
buyer parent: Catcha Group
buyer: iCarAsia.com (ASX:ICQ:$8.51)
iCarAsia is a publicly listed company on the Australian stock exchange with Head Office based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. iCar is the largest network of online automotive sites in ASEAN reach 1.5 million people every month across Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. "
target: One2Car Co. Ltd.
One2car.com holds the number 1 position in the Thai online automotive classifieds market. It attracts an audience of more than 1.2 million Unique Visitors every month and has approximately 1,800 car dealers in the greater Bangkok area paying a monthly subscription to list their cars on the site.
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announced 1/7/2013 via Reuters

iCarAsia.com, will acquire Live Life Drive

synopsis: iCar Asia Ltd announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire DQBP Sdn Bhd, owner and operator of LiveLifeDrive.com, Malaysia’s automotive website. The website provides coverage and reviews of new cars in Malaysia.
buyer parent: Catcha Group
buyer: iCarAsia.com (ASX:ICQ:$8.51)
iCarAsia is a publicly listed company on the Australian stock exchange with Head Office based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. iCar is the largest network of online automotive sites in ASEAN reach 1.5 million people every month across Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. "
target: Live Life Drive
DQBP Sdn. Bhd., owner and operator of LiveLifeDrive.com, provides coverage and reviews of new cars in Malaysia. The company is based in Malaysia.
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announced 1/7/2013 via Reuters

iCarAsia.com, will acquire Live Life Drive

synopsis: iCar Asia Ltd announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire DQBP Sdn Bhd, owner and operator of LiveLifeDrive.com, Malaysia’s automotive website. The website provides coverage and reviews of new cars in Malaysia.
buyer parent: Catcha Group
buyer: iCarAsia.com (ASX:ICQ:$8.51)
iCarAsia is a publicly listed company on the Australian stock exchange with Head Office based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. iCar is the largest network of online automotive sites in ASEAN reach 1.5 million people every month across Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. "
target: Live Life Drive
DQBP Sdn. Bhd., owner and operator of LiveLifeDrive.com, provides coverage and reviews of new cars in Malaysia. The company is based in Malaysia.
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closed 9/3/2014 via Market Wire

Internet Brands, Inc., acquired High Gear Media, Inc.

synopsis: Internet Brands, a new media company that operates online media, community, and e-commerce websites in vertical markets, announced that it has acquired High Gear Media, a next-generation publisher of automotive news, information, and tools for in-market car buyers.
buyer parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
buyer: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., Internet Brands, Inc. is a new media company that operates online media, community, and e-commerce websites in vertical markets. The company also develops and licenses Internet software and social media applications. "
target: High Gear Media, Inc.
High Gear Media is a next-generation automotive publisher that connects car-seeking audiences with content and tools to help them make better decisions -- on desktop and mobile devices.
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closed 1/19/2016 via Company Press Release

VerticalScope Inc., acquired Second Media

synopsis: VerticalScope Inc., a leading Internet media company providing detailed coverage and analysis of the Technology, Automotive, and Sports vertical markets, has acquired Second Media Inc., a company that provides marketers a transparent and efficient channel to reach outdoor, hunting, and shooting sports enthusiasts.
buyer parent: Torstar Corporation
buyer: VerticalScope Inc. (TSX:FORA:$61.58)
VerticalScope is a leading Internet media company providing detailed coverage and analysis of the Technology, Automotive, and Sports vertical markets. Their network of industry web portals, and online communities reach over five million enthusiasts and decision makers each month. "
target: Second Media
Second Media partners with premium publishers to create a network that allows agencies and advertisers to efficiently and effectively target audiences on contextually relevant websites. They focus on providing marketers an efficient channel to reach outdoor, hunting, and shooting sports enthusiasts.
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closed 11/7/2014 via PR Newswire

Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, LLC, acquired InterMedia Outdoors

synopsis: Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, LLC ("KSE") announced that it has acquired InterMedia Outdoors Holdings, Inc., (InterMedia Outdoors) from InterMedia Partners VII, L.P., a private equity investment fund. InterMedia Outdoors' assets include Sportsman Channel, 15 outdoor magazines, and 17 top websites, as well as television production operations.
buyer: Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, LLC
Kroenke Sports & Entertainment is one of the world's leading ownership, entertainment and management groups. As owners and operators of Pepsi Center, the Paramount Theatre, Dick's Sporting Goods Park, and various sports teams, KSE's sports and entertainment assets are second to none. "
target parent: InterMedia Partners
target: InterMedia Outdoors
InterMedia Outdoors, Inc. is a multimedia company serving outdoors enthusiasts in the United States, with the largest network of websites dedicated to the hunting, shooting and fishing category.
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closed 6/22/2016 via BNC Analysis

Move Publishing SAS, acquired NewCom Regie SAS

synopsis: Move Publishing announces the acquisition of NewCom Régie, an advertising agency specializing in digital media in the fields of motorcycle and auto. NewCom Régie is an advertising agency specializing in the areas of Automotive, Motorcycle and Recreation Outdoor.
buyer: Move Publishing SAS
Move Publishing publishes a range of special interest magazines dedicated to automobiles, motorbikes, motor homes and sporting activities such as golf, running or cycling. "
target: NewCom Regie SAS
NewCom Régie is an advertising agency specializing in the areas of Automotive , Motorcycle and Recreation Outdoor. NewCom Régie is also an expert in the field of content production and special operations Brand Content type or Native Advertising.
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closed 8/3/2017 via Company Press Release

Discovery Communications, Inc., acquired TEN: The Enthusiast Network

synopsis: Discovery Communications, a provider of premium nonfiction, lifestyle, sports and kids programming brands, has acquired a majority stake in TEN: The Enthusiast Network, the world’s premier transmedia network of enthusiast brands. TEN: The Enthusiast Network's brands include Motor Trend, Automobile, Roadkill, Hot Rod, and more.
buyer: Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISC.A:$10,780.00)
Discovery Communications satisfies curiosity and engages superfans with a portfolio of premium nonfiction, lifestyle, sports and kids programming brands. Discovery reaches more than 3 billion cumulative viewers across pay-TV and free-to-air platforms in more than 220 countries and territories. "
target: TEN: The Enthusiast Network
TEN: The Enthusiast Network is the world’s premier transmedia network of enthusiast brands, such as Motor Trend, Automobile, Roadkill, Hot Rod, and more. TEN operates websites, publications, annual events, and the Motor Trend OnDemand subscription video-on-demand service.
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closed 7/12/2016 via BusinessWire

Motorsport.com, acquired FerrariChat

synopsis: The world’s most-read motorsports digital media company, Motorsport.com, announced the acquisition of digital assets to FerrariChat.com, the most active online Ferrari community in the world with more than 95% of the owner and enthusiast forum market share, 175,000 registered users, 10 million posts, and four million monthly page views.
buyer: Motorsport.com (MSGM:$19.05)
Formed in 1994, Motorsport.com is a technologically advanced international network of online motorsports outlets featuring world-class digital distribution, video and interactive multimedia with news offices in 16 countries in 11 different languages, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. "
target: FerrariChat
Established in 2000, FerrariChat.com is the largest online Ferrari community in the world with over 175,000 registered users, including over 10 million posts.
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closed 3/26/2012 via PR Newswire

Racer Media & Marketing, Inc., acquired Racer Communications, Inc.

synopsis: Automotive media and marketing veterans Paul Pfanner and Bill Sparks have acquired RACER Magazine and Racer.com from Haymarket Media, Inc. The purchase returns America's leading general interest motorsport magazine to its founding management team.
buyer: Racer Media & Marketing, Inc.
Racer Media & Marketing, Inc. is a company created by Paul Pfanner and Bill Sparks. Pfanner and Sparks was the founding management team of America's leading general interest motorsport magazine, RACER. "
target parent: Haymarket Group Limited
target: Racer Communications, Inc.
Racer Communications consists of Racer Magazine, a monthly motorsports magazine, and Racer.com. Its custom publishing arm also produces SportsCar magazine for the Sports Car Club of America. The Racer Special Projects Division creates collateral, advertising materials, publications, and more.
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closed 10/26/2011 via BNC Analysis

Internet Brands, Inc., acquired Five Auto Websites

synopsis: Internet Brands has acquired five new enthusiast websites. Internet Brands said it has acquired 5series.net, CobaltSS.net, gtr.co.uk, DieselTruckResource.com and DieselBombers.com. All of the websites provide automotive related information and become part of Internet Brands Automotive Network.
buyer parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
buyer: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., Internet Brands, Inc. is a new media company that operates online media, community, and e-commerce websites in vertical markets. The company also develops and licenses Internet software and social media applications. "
target: Five Auto Websites
The Five Auto Websites include: 5series.net; CobaltSS.net; gtr.co.uk; DieselTruckResource.com; and DieselBombers.com.
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closed 6/3/2010 via BNC Analysis

Beckett Media LLC, acquired Motortopia

synopsis: Beckett Media has acquired Motortopia from New Digital Group. Motortopia is a leading online social network providing interactive tools to the motor enthusiast community.
buyer parent: Eli Research, Inc.
buyer: Beckett Media LLC
Based in Dallas, Beckett Media is one of the leading publishers of sports and specialty market collectible products in the U.S. Beckett operates Beckett.com and is the premier publisher of monthly sports and entertainment collectibles magazines. "
target parent: New Digital Group, Inc.
target: Motortopia
Motortopia is a leading online social networking site that brings motor enthusiasts and the information they desire together in one place.
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closed 4/15/2010 via GlobeNewswire

Max Media Group, acquired ExtremeChevys.com

synopsis: Max Media Group, Inc., announced that it has closed its acquisition of www.extremechevys.com. Extremechevys.com is a website that specialized in featuring customized 1969 Camaros and the 1955 to 1957 Chevy Bel Air.
buyer: Max Media Group (MXMI:$0.00)
Max Media Group, Inc. is a developer of online integrated digital publishing/distribution platforms for high-end internet consumer segments. Max Media's mission is to be the premier operator and developer of low cost high revenue online integrated publishing/interactive social networks. "
target: ExtremeChevys.com
Extremechevys.com is a website that specializes in featuring customized 1969 Camaros and the 1955 to 1957 Chevy Bel Air.
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closed 8/12/2009 via paidContent.org

High Gear Media, Inc., acquired MotorAuthority.com

synopsis: Auto news publisher and ad network High Gear Media has acquired MotorAuthority.com, which focuses on luxury and performance cars. MotorAuthority brings to 39 the total of owned-and-operated sites on the High Gear platform, which targets in-market car buyers according to interests and lifestyle.
buyer: High Gear Media, Inc.
High Gear Media is the Web’s automotive authority. High Gear brings together a powerful technology platform, deep editorial expertise, and a unique model of publishing multiple automotive media sites to address every interest and lifestyle. "
target: MotorAuthority.com
MotorAuthority began in 2006 as a small enthusiast website focusing on automotive product and industry news, with a skew towards performance and luxury segments. Since then the site has continuously grown, becoming a respected source of news and reviews that readers can rely on.
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closed 6/24/2020 via BNC Analysis

SouChe, acquired CloudYoung

synopsis: SouChe, a Chinese car trading site that sells used cars from dealerships across China, has acquired CloudYoung, a Chinese cloud marketing solution provider. CloudYoung's networking app provides car owners with safe and convenient services such as test rides, car friend gatherings, maintenance, and more.
buyer: SouChe
SouChe is a Chinese car trading site that sells used cars from dealerships across China. In addition to selling used cars, the company also provides financing for customers to buy new vehicles for a year, which they can then purchase outright, trade in for a new model or hand back. "
target: CloudYoung
CloudYoung is a Chinese cloud marketing solution provider. CloudYoung provides auto OEMs and dealers with marketing solutions based on WeChat technology. Their networking app provides car owners with safe and convenient services such as test rides, car friend gatherings, maintenance, and more.
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closed 9/5/2012 via BNC Analysis

Source Interlink Media, acquired CarDomain Network, Inc.

synopsis: Source Interlink Media announced the acquisition of CarDomain Network Inc., a leading provider of online social sharing tools and content for automotive enthusiasts. CarDomain.com has established as the largest vertical automotive enthusiast community online with over 2 million registered users and nearly 1 million user-generated vehicle profiles.
buyer parent: Source Interlink Companies, Inc.
buyer: Source Interlink Media
With more than 75 publications, 100 Web sites, 800 branded products, 50+ events, and TV and radio programs, Source Interlink Media is the largest provider of content to enthusiast communities interested in automotive, action sports, home theater and other niche activities. "
target: CarDomain Network, Inc.
CarDomain.com operates the web’s largest social networking site for auto enthusiasts with two million registered users and 650,000 custom rides profiles. CarDomain.com has built the largest database tracking the behavior and purchasing patterns of automotive enthusiasts.
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closed 7/15/2021 via BusinessWire

Outside, acquired PinkBike

synopsis: Outside has acquired Pinkbike and sister brands CyclingTips and Trailforks. Pinkbike is the world's largest online cycling community and news source. CyclingTips publishes news, reviews, interviews, feature articles, and tips aimed at cyclists, and Trailforks is a leading global trail mapping system for outdoor enthusiasts.
buyer: Outside
Outside is the world’s leading creator of active lifestyle content and experiences. Across web, print, podcast, social, video, and TV, their brands reach 70 million of the most active and influential consumers in the world every month. "
target: PinkBike
Pinkbike is the world's largest online cycling community and news source. Pinkbike also owns CyclingTips, which publishes news, reviews, interviews, feature articles, and tips aimed at cyclists, and Trailforks, a leading global trail mapping system for outdoor enthusiasts.
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closed 11/2/2010 via BusinessWire

Evolve Media Corp, acquired LiveOutdoors.com

synopsis: Evolve Media Corp, a unique global brand architect in the digital space, announces the acquisition of LiveOutdoors.com and the launch of LiveOutdoors Media. LiveOutdoors.com publishes premium content about the knowledge needed to enhance the way they live outdoors.
buyer: Evolve Media Corp
Evolve Media Corp is a unique global brand architect in the digital space. Evolve offers brand marketers digital brand campaigns that can achieve both significant reach among key audiences and contextual environments that together have been proven to increase key brand effectiveness. "
target: LiveOutdoors.com
LiveOutdoors.com publishes premium content with expert advice and insight, giving hunters, fishermen, motorsports enthusiasts and everyone in-between, the knowledge needed to enhance the way they live outdoors.
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closed 5/28/2010 via PR Newswire

Vail Resorts, Inc., acquired Mountain News Corporation

synopsis: Vail Resorts, Inc. announced that the Company has acquired Mountain News Corporation (MNC), which operates the world's most visited online snow sports portal, OnTheSnow.com.
buyer: Vail Resorts, Inc. (MTN:$1,167.05)
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. The Company's subsidiaries operate the mountain resort properties of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone mountain resorts in Colorado, as well as properties in CA, NV and WY. "
target: Mountain News Corporation
Mountain News Corporation, based in Orinda, Calif., is the parent company of OnTheSnow.com, a website dedicated to providing its viewers information on the snow sports industry.
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$17
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closed 8/16/2018 via BNC Analysis

Girnar Software Pvt. Ltd., acquired PowerDrift

synopsis: Girnar Software Pvt. Ltd., a software development company and owner of multiple auto classified portals, has acquired PowerDrift, a company that hosts engaging video-based automotive content. PowerDrift claims over 240 million lifetime views on its YouTube channel.
buyer: Girnar Software Pvt. Ltd.
Based in India, Girnar Software Pvt. Ltd. is an authentic mobile and web solutions development company, with a focus on software development. Their services include web designing, web development, e-commerce site building, mobile app development, internet marketing, and more. "
target: PowerDrift
Based in India, PowerDrift is an auto show that creates fun and engaging automotive content. They provide honest in-dept and relevant opinions about cars and motorcycles from reviews or action. Their motto is showcasing Indian motoring in a way it deserves to be seen.
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closed 5/12/2017 via BusinessWire

Motor1.com, acquired Motoring Media Network

synopsis: Motorsport Network’s world-leading automotive website Motor1.com has acquired Motoring Media Network, a content and communications agency that creates and delivers branded content for the automotive industry. Motorsport Network connects hundreds of millions of people who love motorsport and cars.
buyer parent: Motorsport.com
buyer: Motor1.com
Motor1.com delivers the latest news, car reviews, buying guides, pricing, and premium video production in 15 editions in 11 different languages. They focus on all automotive content: cars, sportscars, supercars, sedans, SUVs, motorcycles, auto shows and more. "
target: Motoring Media Network
Motoring Media Network is a content and communications agency that creates and delivers branded content for the automotive industry – the only agency of its kind in the country. They are based in Australia.
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closed 1/23/2008 via BusinessWire

Internet Brands, Inc., acquired OffShoreOnly.com

synopsis: Internet Brands, Inc., a leading operator of media and e-commerce websites, acquired OffShoreOnly.com a popular community website in the online performance boating, niche. The site joins well-known online community destinations including Wikitravel.org, FlyerTalk.com, and BikeForums.com as part of Internet Brands' Travel & Leisure division.
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: OffShoreOnly.com
With more than 45,000 registered users, OffShoreOnly.com has grown to be the world’s largest performance boating website since 2001. A vibrant enthusiast community and active discussion forum are the primary focus of the site.
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