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closed 1/14/2013 via Company Press Release

Viadeo S.A., acquired Pealk

synopsis: Viadeo, the professional social network with 50 million members worldwide, announced their acquisition of French start-up Pealk. The buyout means that Viadeo members will get access to Pealk’s innovative web app, a streamlined interface that helps SMBs find and contact professionals on social networks.
buyer: Viadeo S.A. (ENXTPA:VIAD:$21.35)
Viadeo is one of the largest professional social networks in the world with 40 million members. With a dominant position in Europe and the BRIC countries, it brings business opportunities to professionals all around the world, and focuses on a multi-local approach to social networking. "
target: Pealk
Pealk develops web based application for finding professionals on social networking sites. The application search, sort, and engage professionals online.
price ($mm)
$0.67
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closed 7/26/2012 via BNC Analysis

Lyndon Wood, acquired The Ecademy Ltd.

synopsis: Lyndon Wood acquires The Ecademy Ltd., a company that provides business networking services. It is a membership organization for entrepreneurs and business owners who belong to a community that connects, supports, and transacts with one another. The company develops tools, resources, and events for small to medium businesses.
buyer: Lyndon Wood
Lyndon Wood started Moorhouse Group 22 years ago and grew it to become one of the top 100 independent brokers in the UK before setting up a series of other specialist insurance ventures. "
target: The Ecademy Ltd.
The Ecademy Ltd. provides business networking services. It is a membership organization for entrepreneurs and business owners who belong to a community that connects, supports, and transacts with one another. The company develops tools, resources, and events for small to medium businesses.
price ($mm)
$1.84*
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closed 7/30/2008 via PR Newswire

Deluxe Corporation, acquired PartnerUp

synopsis: Deluxe Corporation has acquired PartnerUp, an online networking community for small businesses and entrepreneurs. This acquisition is aligned with Deluxe's continued focus on creating a strategic portfolio of services and products that spans the full small business workflow.
buyer: Deluxe Corporation (DLX:$2,011.32)
Deluxe Corp. provides a wide range of customized products and services: personalized printed items, promotional products, web services, fraud prevention and marketing services, financial institution customer loyalty and retention programs and business networking services. "
target: PartnerUp
PartnerUp is an online community that connects entrepreneurs with other business people and professionals who can help them to build their company and vice versa. We do this by allowing entrepreneurs to post opportunities, and by allowing professionals to post their skills and experience.
price ($mm)
$3.80
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closed 2/8/2017 via BNC Analysis

HootSuite Media, Inc., acquired AdEspresso

synopsis: Hootsuite, the startup and platform that lets marketers manage a company’s interactions across a range of social media networks, announced that it has acquired AdEspresso, a company that has built a set of tools to create, A-B test, and post advertisements on Facebook and Instagram.
buyer: HootSuite Media, Inc.
Hootsuite is a social relationship platform that empowers users to execute social media strategies across their organizations. Their vision is to revolutionize communications; their mission is to empower their customers to transform messages into meaningful relationships. "
target: AdEspresso
AdEspresso is the easiest and most intuitive Facebook Ads Management and Optimization Tool. Whether users want to sell more products, grow their fan base, or increase engagement with their community, AdEspresso will help them create and optimize an advertising campaign that truly works.
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closed 1/8/2013 via Market Wire

Total Merchant Services, Inc., acquired Fanminder, Inc.

synopsis: Total Merchant Services announced the purchase of California-based Fanminder. Fanminder is a multi-channel, mobile marketing platform that enables business owners to easily design and publish everyday promotional offers to Facebook, Twitter, SMS, email and even their own websites.
buyer: Total Merchant Services, Inc.
Total Merchant Services, based in Colorado is one of the fastest growing credit card merchant account acquirers in the nation. It provides innovative and cost-effective solutions to merchants who need to accept credit cards for the payment of their goods and services. "
target: Fanminder, Inc.
Fanminder helps small businesses turn online fans into in-store buyers. A dead-simple, web-based control panel enables owners to design and publish exciting offers in under 2 minutes that reach their fans on the social web, online, mobile and email.
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closed 1/11/2011 via BusinessWire

Bluewater Direct, Inc., acquired Riverock Technologies, LLC

synopsis: Bluewater, a direct marketing software and services company, has announced the acquisition of social business software provider, Riverock Technologies, LLC. Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Riverock is the developer of OnePlace social business software.
buyer: Bluewater Direct, Inc.
Bluewater Direct, Inc. is the leading provider of software and services to national brands with local direct marketing needs. Bluewater brings enterprise-class targeted marketing to the local level and gives national brands full visibility into all local marketing activities and results. "
target: Riverock Technologies, LLC
Riverock Technologies, LLC, based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is the developer of OnePlace social business software. OnePlace has over 20 separate features that increase business productivity and business organization.
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closed 11/28/2018 via Company Press Release

CommentSold, acquired Spreesy

synopsis: CommentSold, a social eCommerce platform that helps businesses sell their products digitally, has acquired Spreesy, an automated eCommerce, marketing and CRM platform for small businesses. Spreesy makes any social network profile shoppable, and turns standard social network posts into purchasable products.
buyer: CommentSold
CommentSold is a social eCommerce platform that helps businesses sell their products digitally. CommentSold enables businesses to manage their inventory, automate invoicing, and sell through social networks. Businesses can sell on various social networks while managing a single inventory. "
target: Spreesy
Spreesy is an automated eCommerce, marketing and CRM platform for small businesses. Spreesy makes any social network profile shoppable, and turns standard social network posts into purchasable products. Spreesy can be used to create shoppable posts for Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.
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closed 1/4/2016 via PR Web

Votigo, Inc., acquired Heyo

synopsis: Votigo, the complete social media marketing and promotions company, announced the acquisition of Heyo.com, the leading contest platform for small businesses. Heyo.com will continue to operate as a stand-alone brand and customers will not be affected.
buyer: Votigo, Inc.
Votigo is a leading social media marketing & promotions company with a SaaS platform and full-service solutions. Votigo's technology platform allows brands, agencies, and enterprises to acquire, engage, and manage their customers. "
target: Heyo
Heyo is a SaaS company providing a social marketing platform for small businesses looking to capture likes, emails, and sales. Heyo is unique in providing a simple interface for users to plan social media campaigns that are pre-tested and result in high conversion rates.
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announced 11/5/2014 via BNC Analysis

Unchained Apps, Ltd., will acquire Social Agent Limited

synopsis: Unchained Apps, Ltd., a Shenzhen-based app developer, is acquiring lead generation startup SocialAgent. Their lead generation platform helps global SMEs tap into foreign markets by connecting them with local sales and marketing professionals.
buyer: Unchained Apps, Ltd.
Shenzhen-based, Gigabud develops and runs a broad portfolio of internationally-targeted apps under its western brand name Unchained Apps. Those include a series of Chinese language-learning apps as well as some productivity tools and games. "
target: Social Agent Limited
Social Agent Limited offers a SaaS lead generation platform for social needs of a business. As the web-based connector of businesses and freelance sales agents, Social Agent helps global SMEs tap into foreign markets by connecting them with local sales and marketing professionals.
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closed 9/23/2014 via GlobeNewswire

TBC Holdings I, Inc., acquired LocalVox

synopsis: TBC Holdings, a holding company created to acquire and manage advertising, marketing and technology companies, announced the purchase of LocalVox Media Inc. LocalVox provides a wide range of innovative and easy-to-use marketing software platforms targeting local and multi-location businesses.
buyer: TBC Holdings I, Inc.
TBC Holdings I, Inc., the parent company of The Berry Company, LLC, is a holding company created to acquire and manage various advertising, marketing and technology companies focused primarily on providing a wide range of leads-generating products to local advertisers. "
target: LocalVox
LocalVox is the leading local, social and mobile marketing platform that helps local businesses, franchises and multi-location brands market themselves online via the web, local SEO, social media, email, directories, deal sites, and mobile .
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closed 7/25/2013 via Company Press Release

Deluxe Corporation, acquired VerticalResponse Inc.

synopsis: Deluxe Corporation announces the acquisition of VerticalResponse. VerticalResponse Inc. provides a full suite of self-service marketing solutions for small businesses including email marketing, social media, online event marketing, postcard marketing and online surveys.
buyer: Deluxe Corporation (DLX:$2,011.32)
Deluxe Corporation is one of the two largest check printers in the US, and provides personalized products and services to small businesses, financial institutions, and consumers. Deluxe offers design services, website services, print marketing, promotional products, and fraud protection services. "
target: VerticalResponse Inc.
Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, VerticalResponse Inc. provides a full suite of Web-based, self-service marketing solutions for small businesses including email marketing, social media, event marketing, direct mail and online surveys.
price ($mm)
$27
rev ($mm)
$25
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.1x
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/27/2013 via BNC Analysis

Ulule, acquired Octopousse SA

synopsis: Ulule, the leader of European crowdfunding, acquired Octopousse, the crowdfunding platform focused on local projects and based in Britain. Octopousse helped raise nearly € 400,000 for 200 projects funded through a community of nearly 12,000 members.
buyer: Ulule
Ulule is a crowfunding platform open to all that allows for the financing of numerous original and varied projects, whether it be audiovisual, music, the performing arts, literature, geek culture, charity, and so on. "
target: Octopousse SA
Octopousse SA develops a crowdfunding platform focused on local projects. The success of Octopousse shows the popularity of the internet for projects at local and regional levels. Octopousse helped raise nearly € 400,000 for 200 projects funded through a community of nearly 12,000 members.
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closed 5/6/2013 via Company Press Release

Swisscom, acquired Tweasy SA

synopsis: The Swiss telecoms market leader Swisscom acquires marketing app Tweasy. Tweasy SA operates an online platform that enables small and medium enterprises to engage in local, mobile, and social marketing.
buyer: Swisscom (SWX:SCMN:$11,675.66)
Swisscom is Switzerland's leading telecoms provider, with 5.9 million mobile customers and around 1.6 million broadband connections. Swisscom is active in one of the most attractive broadband markets in Europe via the Italian provider Fastweb. "
target: Tweasy SA
Tweasy SA operates an online platform that enables small and medium enterprises to engage in local, mobile, and social marketing. It allows clients to communicate through email, mobile phone, and the Internet. The company is based in Neuchâtel, Switzerland.
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closed 1/22/2013 via PR Newswire

Infusionsoft, acquired GroSocial

synopsis: Infusionsoft announced it has acquired social media marketing software company GroSocial. GroSocial's web-based software allows small businesses to easily build and track social media marketing campaigns that generate leads across popular social networks, including Facebook and Twitter.
buyer: Infusionsoft
Infusionsoft provides an all-in-one sales and marketing software for small businesses. Its web-based system helps small businesses automatically market to get more customers, grow sales and save time. "
target: GroSocial
GroSocial is the tool of choice for thousands of small businesses to generate leads through social media. Over 30,000 users worldwide turn to GroSocial's social media marketing software to look professional and easily create social media marketing campaigns and contests on Facebook and Twitter.
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announced 3/22/2011 via Company Press Release

Meltwater Group, will acquire JitterJam Social CRM

synopsis: The Meltwater Group, a leading social media and news monitoring company, announced the acquisition of JitterJam®, a leader in Social CRM software. Together the companies will provide marketing, communications and advertising professionals with the most comprehensive set of tools for customers to transform conversations into lasting relationships.
buyer: Meltwater Group
Meltwater Group is committed to disrupting the status quo through novel technologies and a powerful, global sales and distribution infrastructure. Meltwater Group currently delivers business solutions based on search engine technology, cloud computing, and biometrics. "
target: JitterJam Social CRM
Founded in 2008 in New Hampshire, JitterGram, Inc. is the developer of the JitterJam application. JitterJam is built specifically for consumer-facing companies in the mid- to small-business market who are looking to generate true ROI from social, mobile and email engagement and marketing.
price ($mm)
$6.00
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 5/24/2006 via PR Newswire

Jobster Inc., acquired Jobby

synopsis: Jobster Inc. today announced it has acquired Jobby, an innovative start-up that helps jobseekers get noticed through new tagging techniques and lets employers conduct searches based on customized criteria.
buyer: Jobster Inc.
Jobster is the leading provider of targeted job advertising services offering the most effective way to attract and hire top talent. Founded in 2004, Jobster develops innovative technologies that connect the right person with the right job at the right time. "
target: Jobby
Founded by Tony Wright and Brian Fioca, Jobby is powered by the WASP for PHP Development Framework. Jobby provides small business owners a new way to think about online resumes by serving two primary markets: individuals who are looking to get hired and small businesses who are looking to hire.
price ($mm)
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closed 10/7/2014 via PR Newswire

Mi9 Retail, acquired Gyes

synopsis: Mi9 Retail has announced the acquisition of Gyes, an innovative data aggregation platform for the Web, along with the Gyes development team from Ft. Lauderdale-based Infinithread. Gyes is designed from the ground up to be flexible, massive, and to support well-known frameworks and technologies such as PhantomJS, and CasperJS.
buyer: Mi9 Retail
Mi9 Retail is the premier provider of enterprise retail merchandising, business intelligence and store operations software. Mi9 Retail has developed the only enterprise-grade merchandising and business intelligence solution on the market available as a single solution. "
target: Gyes
Gyes.io is a scalable, cloud-based, SaaS, web scraping platform. It supports some popular scraping frameworks such PhantomJS, CasperJS and SlimerJS. Gyes.io allows you to develop, schedule and troubleshoot these scraping scripts.
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closed 12/29/2011 via BusinessWire

VistaPrint N.V., acquired Webs, Inc.

synopsis: Vistaprint N.V., a leading online provider of professional marketing products and services to micro businesses, announced it has completed its acquisition of Webs, Inc., the popular, do-it-yourself suite of websites, Facebook Pages and mobile presence solutions for small businesses.
buyer: VistaPrint N.V. (CMPR:$2,592.54)
Vistaprint provides more than eleven million micro businesses and consumers annually with affordable, professional options to make an impression. VistaPrint's business model is supported by proprietary technologies, high-volume production facilities, and direct marketing expertise. "
target: Webs, Inc.
Webs, Inc. is the world’s most popular do-it-yourself solution to create a free website, having served over 40 million users. Webs enables small businesses and entrepreneurs to easily make a great-looking website and project a professional image.
price ($mm)
$105
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 12/19/2007 via BusinessWire

Intuit, Inc., acquired Homestead Technologies Inc.

synopsis: Intuit Inc. completed its acquisition of Homestead Technologies Inc. Homestead is a leader in Web site and Web store solutions for small businesses. The purchase price was approximately $170 million, including the assumption of Homestead's outstanding options and restricted stock units. The acquisition was announced Nov. 26.
buyer: Intuit, Inc. (INTU:$7,127.00)
Intuit is a leading provider of business and financial management solutions for small and mid-sized businesses, consumers and accounting professionals. Its flagship products and services, simplify small business management and payroll processing, personal finance, and tax preparation and filing. "
target: Homestead Technologies Inc.
Homestead Technologies Inc. provides a suite of easy-to-use, non-technical Web site creation products, e-commerce solutions and online marketing products and services for small businesses and organizations that wish to establish or enhance their presence online.
price ($mm)
$170
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 10/15/2007 via

Commerce Planet, Inc., acquired Iventa Corporation

synopsis: Commerce Planet, Inc. announced the execution of a binding letter of intent to acquire Iventa Corporation, the developer of the Dashboard System™, a world class, SaaS e-commerce system utilized by hundreds of customers ranging from SMB to Fortune 500 companies.
buyer: Commerce Planet, Inc. (CPNE.OB:$0.00)
Commerce Planet is a publicly traded, internet based media company. The Company offers online media products, lead generation services and marketing tools to its client partners. Commerce Planet offers an internet turnkey media solution through its network of wholly owned subsidiaries. "
target: Iventa Corporation
Iventa is a global leader in web-enabled business management software. Iventa’s core platform, the Dashboard System™, provides world-class software solutions ranging from out-of-the-box small business e-commerce website templates to full-scale enterprise systems.
price ($mm)
$1.28
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 1/14/2013 via Company Press Release

Viadeo S.A., acquired Pealk

synopsis: Viadeo, the professional social network with 50 million members worldwide, announced their acquisition of French start-up Pealk. The buyout means that Viadeo members will get access to Pealk’s innovative web app, a streamlined interface that helps SMBs find and contact professionals on social networks.
buyer: Viadeo S.A. (ENXTPA:VIAD:$21.35)
Viadeo is one of the largest professional social networks in the world with 40 million members. With a dominant position in Europe and the BRIC countries, it brings business opportunities to professionals all around the world, and focuses on a multi-local approach to social networking. "
target: Pealk
Pealk develops web based application for finding professionals on social networking sites. The application search, sort, and engage professionals online.
price ($mm)
$0.67
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 12/23/2016 via Yahoo, Inc.

Figaro Classifieds, will acquire Viadeo S.A.

synopsis: The Paris commercial court approved the sale of Viadeo to Figaro Classifieds. Viadeo is France's leading professional social network. Viadeo offers businesses bespoke support thanks to its teams present nationwide, as well as its range of solutions tailored to their specific needs.
buyer parent: Le Figaro
buyer: Figaro Classifieds
Figaro Classifieds S.A. operates in the internet classified advertisements market in France. It provides web, print, and mobile media solutions in three main business areas: employment, training, and real estate. "
target: Viadeo S.A. (ENXTPA:VIAD:$21.35)
Viadeo is France's leading professional social network, with close to 11 million members. Viadeo offers businesses, whatever their sector or location, bespoke support thanks to its teams present nationwide, as well as its range of solutions tailored to their specific needs.
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closed 1/14/2013 via Company Press Release

Viadeo S.A., acquired Pealk

synopsis: Viadeo, the professional social network with 50 million members worldwide, announced their acquisition of French start-up Pealk. The buyout means that Viadeo members will get access to Pealk’s innovative web app, a streamlined interface that helps SMBs find and contact professionals on social networks.
buyer: Viadeo S.A. (ENXTPA:VIAD:$21.35)
Viadeo is one of the largest professional social networks in the world with 40 million members. With a dominant position in Europe and the BRIC countries, it brings business opportunities to professionals all around the world, and focuses on a multi-local approach to social networking. "
target: Pealk
Pealk develops web based application for finding professionals on social networking sites. The application search, sort, and engage professionals online.
price ($mm)
$0.67
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 11/29/2011 via PR Newswire

Viadeo S.A., acquired Soocial BV

synopsis: Viadeo, a professional social network, announced the acquisition of Soocial. Soocial specializes in contact management and universal contact synchronization. With the acquisition, Viadeo will provide the best of Soocial's features to help members manage, organize, back up and easily and safely share their address books.
buyer: Viadeo S.A. (ENXTPA:VIAD:$21.35)
Viadeo is one of the largest professional social networks in the world with 40 million members. With a dominant position in Europe and the BRIC countries, it brings business opportunities to professionals all around the world, and focuses on a multi-local approach to social networking. "
target parent: Global Grid Capital
target: Soocial BV
Founded in 2007, Soocial specializes in contact management and universal contact synchronization. Soocial links all currently disconnected address books to each other. If a contact is changed in one address book, it will result in a change in all of the connected devices.
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closed 10/13/2009 via PR Newswire

Viadeo S.A., acquired UNYK, Inc.

synopsis: Viadeo, one of the world's largest business social networks, announced that it has acquired Canadian-based UNYK, Inc. The acquisition includes UNYK's membership of 16 million users, which is growing at a rate of 600,000 new members each month, a smart address book product and industry leading contact synchronization technology.
buyer: Viadeo S.A. (ENXTPA:VIAD:$21.35)
Viadeo is an essential tool used by those who want to increase their business opportunities (to discover new clients, staff and business partners), enhance their visibility and their online reputation, and manage and develop their network of professional contacts. "
target: UNYK, Inc.
Launched in September 2005, UNYK is a free online contact management service available in six different languages, and with more than 16 million members. With over ten years of experience on the Web, the UNYK team has acquired substantial expertise in the virtual community and social network sector.
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closed 1/14/2013 via Company Press Release

Viadeo S.A., acquired Pealk

synopsis: Viadeo, the professional social network with 50 million members worldwide, announced their acquisition of French start-up Pealk. The buyout means that Viadeo members will get access to Pealk’s innovative web app, a streamlined interface that helps SMBs find and contact professionals on social networks.
buyer: Viadeo S.A. (ENXTPA:VIAD:$21.35)
Viadeo is one of the largest professional social networks in the world with 40 million members. With a dominant position in Europe and the BRIC countries, it brings business opportunities to professionals all around the world, and focuses on a multi-local approach to social networking. "
target: Pealk
Pealk develops web based application for finding professionals on social networking sites. The application search, sort, and engage professionals online.
price ($mm)
$0.67
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EBITDA ($mm)
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announced 12/23/2016 via Yahoo, Inc.

Figaro Classifieds, will acquire Viadeo S.A.

synopsis: The Paris commercial court approved the sale of Viadeo to Figaro Classifieds. Viadeo is France's leading professional social network. Viadeo offers businesses bespoke support thanks to its teams present nationwide, as well as its range of solutions tailored to their specific needs.
buyer parent: Le Figaro
buyer: Figaro Classifieds
Figaro Classifieds S.A. operates in the internet classified advertisements market in France. It provides web, print, and mobile media solutions in three main business areas: employment, training, and real estate. "
target: Viadeo S.A. (ENXTPA:VIAD:$21.35)
Viadeo is France's leading professional social network, with close to 11 million members. Viadeo offers businesses, whatever their sector or location, bespoke support thanks to its teams present nationwide, as well as its range of solutions tailored to their specific needs.
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closed 9/28/2016 via BNC Analysis

Cirpack, acquired Amplement

synopsis: Cirpack, a leading editor of VoIP & Unified Communications software, is acquiring Amplement, a professional social network that allows people to share and collaborate in realtime with professionals around the world.
buyer parent: Technicolor SA
buyer: Cirpack
Cirpack is a leading editor of VoIP & Unified Communications software and operator of a Telecom "Platform as a Service"​ in the Cloud. They are based in France. "
target: Amplement
Amplement is a professional social network that allows people to share and collaborate in realtime with professionals around the world. With more than half a million active members in France, Amplement is becoming an indispensable tool for the professional world.
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closed 12/8/2016 via Wall Street Journal

Microsoft Corporation, acquired LinkedIn Corporation

synopsis: Worldwide leader in software, services and solutions, Microsoft Corp. closed its roughly $26 billion deal to buy professional-networking site LinkedIn, cementing the largest acquisition in the tech giant’s history.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$134,249.00)
Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Microsoft develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a range of software products and services for various computing devices worldwide. "
target: LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD:$3,213.87)
LinkedIn Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates an online professional network worldwide. The company allows members to create, manage, and share their professional identity online; build and engage with their professional networks; and access shared knowledge and insights.
price ($mm)[EV]
$27,881 [$25,887]
rev ($mm)
$3,214
EBITDA ($mm)
$266
EV / rev
8.1x
EV / EBITDA
98.4x
closed 1/25/2016 via BNC Analysis

Agora SA, acquired GoldenLine Sp. z o.o.

synopsis: Agora SA, one of the biggest media companies in Poland, bought a 53% stake in the internet portal GoldenLine. GoldenLine is the biggest business-oriented social networking website in Poland, with over 1.8 million members. GoldenLine makes it easier for recruiters to find the right employees and for employees to find their dream jobs.
buyer: Agora SA (WSE:AGO:$336.55)
Agora is one of the biggest media companies in Poland, operating since 1989 in such areas as newspapers, magazines, Internet, mobile applications, radio, cinema, TV and outdoor advertising. Agora offers its clients and receivers a broad range of possibilities. "
target: GoldenLine Sp. z o.o.
GoldenLine is the biggest business-oriented social networking website in Poland, with over 1.8 million members. The company's misson is to connect employees and employers. GoldenLine makes it easier for recruiters to find the right employees and for employees to find their dream jobs.
price ($mm)
$2.06*
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announced 11/18/2014 via BNC Analysis

1-Page Inc., will acquire BranchOut, Inc.

synopsis: 1-Page has agreed to acquire BranchOut, a professional networking service built and developed on the Facebook platform. On BranchOut, users utilize their social network from Facebook to discover all of their inside connections for jobs, recruiting and sales. BranchOut's mission is to connect the world's professionals.
buyer: 1-Page Inc. (ASX:1PG:$0.16)
The One-Page Company LLC offers 1-Page Job Proposal Tool, an automated proposal writing tool that enables job hunters to showcase their experiences, knowledge, and ideas to employers; and companies to identify applicants with the best ideas. "
target: BranchOut, Inc.
BranchOut is the world's largest professional network with over 800 million searchable profiles. On BranchOut, users utilize their social network from Facebook to discover all of their inside connections for jobs, recruiting and sales. BranchOut's mission is to connect the world's professionals.
price ($mm)
$4.75
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closed 8/2/2013 via BNC Analysis

BMC Software, Inc., acquired KineticGlue Online Communities Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: Houston-based software firm BMC Software has acquired Bangalore-based KineticGlue Online Communities Pvt Ltd, a cloud-based enterprise software company set up by Akansa Capital founder and former Wipro chief Vivek Paul. The transaction details of the deal are not known.
buyer: BMC Software, Inc. (BMC:$2,172.00)
BMC Software, Inc. provides information technology (IT) management solutions for large, mid-sized and small enterprises and public sector organizations around the world. "
target: KineticGlue Online Communities Pvt. Ltd.
KineticGlue Online Communities Pvt. Ltd. operates an online platform for IT services companies to collaborate with employees, customers, and business partners. The company was founded in 2008 and is based in Bengaluru, India.
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on offer 10/26/2012 via

Hubert Burda Media, offer to acquire XING AG

synopsis: Hubert Burda Media has offered to buy Xing AG. Xing connects professionals seeking jobs and companies looking for employees. The network competes with U.S. peer LinkedIn and privately held Viadeo from France, and it makes money selling premium subscriptions and advertising.
buyer: Hubert Burda Media
Hubert Burda Media, Inc. publishes magazines and Websites. The company also owns interests in Internet, radio, and television productions, as well as in direct marketing entities. It offers its products in the United States and Europe. "
target: XING AG (XTRA:O1BC:$262.50)
XING AG engages in the operation of a professional networking website. Its Internet-based platform provides members the opportunity of establishing new contacts, maintain existing contacts, extend their operations to new markets, and exchange opinions and information.
price ($mm)[EV]
$215 [$144]*
rev ($mm)
$89
EBITDA ($mm)
$28
EV / rev
3.2x
EV / EBITDA
10.2x
closed 10/8/2012 via BNC Analysis

Info Edge, acquired TooStep Consultancy Private Limited

synopsis: Info Edge (India) Limited acquired TooStep Consultancy Private Limited from Accel Management Co, Inc., Atlantic Ventures GmbH and other investors. TooStep Consultancy Private Limited operates an online portal for professionals to discover and share professional expertise.
buyer: Info Edge (BSE:532777:$173.03)
Infomedia India Limited operates as a media company primarily in India. It publishes business directories, children's books, and special interest publications, as well as provides the 'Yellow Line' telephone information service. "
target parent: Accel Partners
target: TooStep Consultancy Private Limited
TooStep Consultancy Private Limited operates an online portal for professionals to discover and share professional expertise.
price ($mm)
$0.78
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/19/2012 via Company Press Release

Microsoft Corporation, acquired Yammer, Inc.

synopsis: Microsoft announced that they have completed the acquisition Yammer, a leading provider of enterprise social networks, for $1.2 billion in cash. Yammer is a leading provider of enterprise social networks with over 5 million verified corporate users.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$134,249.00)
Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Microsoft develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a range of software products and services for various computing devices worldwide. "
target: Yammer, Inc.
Yammer is the leading provider of Enterprise Social Networks, enabling organizations to make transformative changes quickly by empowering employees to collaborate across departments, geographies, content and business applications.
price ($mm)
$1,200
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/20/2010 via PR Newswire

SuccessFactors, Inc., acquired CubeTree, Inc.

synopsis: SuccessFactors, Inc., the global leader in Business Execution Software, announced that it has completed its acquisition of CubeTree, Inc., a visionary leader in the rapidly growing social business software category. CubeTree is an online collaboration suite that enables employees to connect, communicate and collaborate efficiently and securely.
buyer: SuccessFactors, Inc. (US:SFSF:$205.93)
SuccessFactors is the global leader in Business Execution Software. The SuccessFactors Business Execution Suite improves business alignment and people performance to drive breakthrough results for companies of all sizes, anywhere in the world. "
target: CubeTree, Inc.
CubeTree is an award-winning social business platform that enables employees to connect, communicate and collaborate efficiently and securely. CubeTree is designed for enterprises ranging from start-ups to Global 500 companies.
price ($mm)
$49
rev ($mm)
$0
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
978.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/24/2010 via BusinessWire

Meltwater Group, acquired BuzzGain

synopsis: Meltwater Group, one of the world’s leading, global Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) companies, announced that it has acquired BuzzGain Inc., a social media monitoring company whose technology will serve as the platform to enhance Meltwater’s existing social media monitoring service, Meltwater Buzz.
buyer: Meltwater Group
Meltwater Group is committed to disrupting the status quo through novel technologies and a powerful, global sales and distribution infrastructure. Meltwater Group currently delivers business solutions based on search engine technology, cloud computing, and biometrics. "
target: BuzzGain
BuzzGain is an online service for discovering and engaging with the people who will help your business thrive in today's social economy - where attention is a precious commodity.
price ($mm)
$4.00
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/4/2013 via BNC Analysis

Tianji.com, acquired Zaizher

synopsis: Vocational social communication website, Tianji.com is said to have acquired Zaizher.im. Zaizher offers an application for phones which allows people to exchange business cards digitally.
buyer: Tianji.com
Tianji.com is the largest professional networking site in China, its major user groups for professionals to meet the needs of commercial and professional aspects of the user, to help users more effectively build, manage, expand personal networks. "
target: Zaizher
Zaizher.im is China’s leading mobile, location-based business networking app. Zaizher.im allows users to immediately view professional profiles of those around them and swap digital business cards with people of interest.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Dricki, acquired Etalktech

synopsis: Dricki, a leading Digital Marketing Agency acquired Etalktech.com, India’s fastest growing Technology and social media blog for the blogging community where bloggers and content managers from all backgrounds connect to learn from each other while networking with industry leaders in the blogging community.
buyer: Dricki
India-based, Dricki is a digital marketing agency that specializes in Search Engine Optimization, PPC services, Conversion Rate Optimization and Content Marketing and Website Designing. After having an experience of almost a decade of working with brands such as HVS, Search-Wire, Realpin and more. "
target: Etalktech
Etalktech is India’s leading blogging Platform where bloggers and content managers from all backgrounds connect to learn from each other while networking with industry leaders in the blogging community.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/17/2011 via BusinessWire

Mediabistro.com, Inc., acquired FacebookMarketing.de

synopsis: Mediabistro.com has announced that it acquired the assets of the blog FacebookMarketing.de from Philipp Roth and Jens Wiese of Munich, Germany. FacebookMarketing.de concentrates on news and analysis of the fast-developing use of Facebook marketing in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria.
buyer parent: WebMediaBrands, Inc.
buyer: Mediabistro.com, Inc. (MBIS:$13.13)
mediabistro.com is dedicated to anyone who creates or works with content, or who is a non-creative professional working in a content/creative industry. The company's mission is to provide opportunities (both online and offline) for you to meet each other, share resources, and showcase your work. "
target: FacebookMarketing.de
FacebookMarketing.de is a blog that concentrates on news and analysis of the fast-developing use of Facebook marketing in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/11/2014 via Company Press Release

Starcom MediaVest Group, acquired Relevant24

synopsis: Publicis Groupe SA announced the acquisition of Relevant24, a leader in creating original, multi-media branded content in real-time to help make brands relevant every day. They will be aligned with Starcom MediaVest Group.
buyer parent: Publicis Groupe SA
buyer: Starcom MediaVest Group
Starcom MediaVest Group bring brand experiences to life through three global award winning agency brands: MediaVest, Starcom and Spark. SMG encompasses an integrated network of human experience strategists, investment specialists, content creators and digital & technology experts. "
target: Relevant24
Relevant24 is a leader in creating original, multi-media branded content in real-time to help make brands relevant every day. Their unique process creates original content around consumer insights, topical events, and cultural trends as they unfold daily.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/19/2011 via PR Newswire

IZEA, Inc., acquired Magpie & Friends, Ltd.

synopsis: IZEA Holdings, Inc., a world leader in social media sponsorships, announced it has acquired Germany's Magpie Twitter advertising network. The Magpie network includes over 12,000 advertisers and 16,000 Twitter publishers in 124 different countries. The company has executed campaigns for top brands including Burger King and Heineken.
buyer: IZEA, Inc. (IZEA:$20.60)
IZEA Holdings, Inc., ("IZEA") is a world leader in social media sponsorship, operating multiple marketplaces including WeReward, SponsoredTweets, and SocialSpark. IZEA connects advertisers with social media publishers, helping them monetize their social media presence. "
target: Magpie & Friends, Ltd.
Launched in October 2008, Magpie was the first Twitter advertising network. The Magpie network includes over 12,000 advertisers and 16,000 Twitter publishers in 124 different countries. The company has executed campaigns for top brands including Burger King, Heineken, PlayStation and Audi.
price ($mm)
$0.13
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/6/2008 via BusinessWire

Thought Convergence, acquired Name Intelligence

synopsis: Thought Convergence announced that it has completed its acquisition of Name Intelligence, the company behind the highly-acclaimed DomainTools service and the Domain Roundtable conference.
buyer: Thought Convergence
Founded in 2001, Thought Convergence™ is an industry-leading service provider of domain information, management, monetization and development tools and technologies for the domain name industry. "
target: Name Intelligence
Name Intelligence is best known for its feature rich website DomainTools.com. The mission is to gather and enable as much information as possible about every domain. Domains records exist in the deep web and are not as searchable as the very webpages they host.
price ($mm)
$16
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 4/2/2007 via BusinessWire

Fast Search & Transfer, Inc., will purchase RetrievalWare business from Convera Inc.

synopsis: Fast Search & Transfer a leading developer of search technologies, announced its agreement to purchase selected assets of Convera Corporation, a leader in information retrieval solutions. Under the terms of the signed agreement, FAST will acquire the assets of Convera's RetrievalWare™ business.
buyer: Fast Search & Transfer, Inc.
Fast Search & Transfer is a leader in enterprise search solutions, provides businesses and government organizations with the ability to intelligently and dynamically, access, retrieve and analyze information in real time, regardless of data format, structure, or location. "
seller: Convera Inc.
Convera is a leading provider of vertical search services for publishers. Based on a semantic index of the Web, Convera enables publishers to generate additional revenue by creating customized search applications for specialist audiences under their own brand.
price ($mm)
$23
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/22/2006 via BusinessWire

VideoEgg, Inc., acquired Popcast, LLC.

synopsis: VideoEgg, Inc., a leading innovator in web-based video publishing solutions, announced today that it has acquired assets of Popcast, LLC. Under the terms of the transaction, several senior members of Popcast's development team will join VideoEgg.
buyer: VideoEgg, Inc.
VideoEgg offers web-based video publishing solutions which make it easy to for internet users to encode, upload, host and watch video. Its flagship product, the VideoEgg Publisher, is a small website plug-in that makes it easy for end-users to capture, edit, encode, and post digital video online. "
target: Popcast, LLC.
POPcast develops simple media creation tools and self-service delivery systems. They provide a suite of easy to use streaming media applications and outsourced services for portals, ISPs and businesses.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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XING AG
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LION bioscience AG
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EBITDA ($mm)
($57.50)
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DirectView, Inc.
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