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announced 1/17/2013 via Reuters

Yahoo Japan Corporation, will purchase Mobile CRM Business from Mynet Inc.

synopsis: Yahoo Japan Corp announced that it has decided to take over mobile customer relationship management business from Mynet Inc., which is engaged in mobile customer relationship management and social application business in Tokyo, Japan.
buyer parent: Softbank Corporation
buyer: Yahoo Japan Corporation (TSE:4689:$8,988.42)
Yahoo Japan Corporation is a Japan-based provider of Internet search services. The Company has three business segments. The Advertising segment provides banner advertising, text advertising, mail advertising and searching tracking advertising services. "
seller: Mynet Inc. (TSE:3928:$112.87)
Mynet Inc. provides business smartphone apps and CRM business. It develops social development in multi-language apps and provides mobile CRM services for restaurants.
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announced 1/19/2012 via PR Newswire

ePrize, LLC, will acquire Cellit, LLC

synopsis: ePrize, a digital engagement agency specializing in interactive mobile, social media, and web campaigns, has acquired Cellit, a mobile marketing agency. Cellit's expertise in mobile marketing and customer relationship management solutions include short message services, mobile-optimized sites and mobile applications.
buyer: ePrize, LLC
ePrize is a digital engagement agency specializing in mobile, social media, and web campaigns. Since 1999, ePrize has grown into the largest online promotions platform, providing incentive-based promotional and loyalty programs in 44 countries for clients like Coca-Cola, and Microsoft. "
target: Cellit, LLC
Cellit develops mobile customer relationship management (CRM) programs for retailers, restaurants and other companies who want to leverage mobile technology to create a deeper level of customer engagement.
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closed 12/16/2013 via PR Newswire

Open Table, Inc., acquired Quickcue

synopsis: OpenTable, the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations, announced that it has acquired Quickcue, a provider of guest management systems for restaurants. OpenTable will support its 40 existing Quickcue customers and plans to discontinue offering the product to new customers while it works on its next-generation solution.
buyer: Open Table, Inc. (OPEN:$198.33)
OpenTable is the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations. The OpenTable service enables diners to see which restaurants have available tables, select a restaurant based on verified diner reviews, menus and other helpful information, and easily book a reservation. "
target: Quickcue
Quickcue, LLC, is a provider of guest management systems for restaurants. They provide their Quickcue station manager for businesses to engage and organize customers.
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closed 10/18/2017 via Company Press Release

Resy, acquired Servy

synopsis: Resy, a SaaS restaurant reservation tool that uses technology to redefine hospitality, has acquired Servy, a next-generation mystery shopping, private feedback, and market research platform for restaurants.
buyer: Resy
Resy is a SaaS restaurant reservation tool that uses technology to redefine hospitality by offering a cutting edge real-time cloud-based system with flat pricing, resetting industry expectations about how much value restaurants should expect from technology partners. "
target: Servy
Servy is a next gen mystery dining platform. Their mobile app empowers a community of frequent diners and hospitality experts to complete private, customized restaurant evaluations.
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closed 7/25/2013 via PR Web

Qless, acquired TurnStar

synopsis: QLess, Inc., the world’s first mobile queuing solution provider, replacing physical lines in waiting areas with virtual, mobile, interactive queues, has announced its acquisition of the assets of Textaurant Corporation. Textaurant Corporation created its flagship product, TurnStar, to reward people for the time they have to spend waiting.
buyer: Qless
The QLess mission is eliminating waiting in line. QLess is attuned to the fact that the average person spends two years of their life waiting in line, and has created a way for individuals to receive the services they need without having to waste valuable time. "
target: TurnStar
Textaurant Corporation created its flagship product, TurnStar, to reward people for the time they have to spend waiting. TurnStar is an online wait list and customer engagement system. TurnStar makes waiting more tolerable for patrons and a source of loyalty for businesses.
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closed 7/16/2021 via BNC Analysis

Satispay, acquired Advisoreat S.R.L.

synopsis: Satispay, the popular digital shopping app, has taken over the startup AdvisorEat, an Italian company that has a dedicated app that selects and recommends the best restaurants to liven up a business trip or lunch. AdvisorEat is affiliated with more than 800 restaurants in over 40 Italian provinces.
buyer: Satispay
Satispay is a smart payment platform that enables individuals and merchants to send and receive payments. Businesses can accept payment from customers by integrating their in-store payment application to their smartphone, tablet, and PC systems. "
target: Advisoreat S.R.L.
AdvisorEat is an Italian company develops a dedicated app for professionals that selects and recommends the best restaurants to liven up a business trip or lunch. Members can accumulate points to be converted into gift cards, vouchers or charitable donations.
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closed 9/13/2018 via Company Press Release

GrubHub, Inc., acquired LevelUp

synopsis: Grubhub, the nation's leading online and mobile food-ordering and delivery marketplace, has closed its previously announced acquisition of LevelUp, the leader in mobile diner engagement and payment solutions for national and regional restaurant brands.
buyer: GrubHub, Inc. (GRUB:$1,351.36)
GrubHub is one of the nation's largest portfolios of online and mobile takeout food ordering and delivery services. The company's platforms and services strive to make takeout better through innovative restaurant technology, easy-to-use platforms and an improved delivery experience. "
target: LevelUp
LevelUp, based in Boston, is building next-generation mobile experiences for over 200 brands nationwide: empowering businesses to engage customers. LevelUp’s platform offers a broad range of customized functionality: mobile rewards, payments, native online ordering, CRM, and more.
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closed 10/29/2013 via BusinessWire

First Data Corporation, acquired Perka, Inc.

synopsis: First Data Corporation, a global leader in electronic commerce and payment processing, announced the company has acquired Perka, provider of a smart loyalty program. Perka is a mobile marketing and consumer loyalty platform that helps small to medium-sized merchants engage their customers with location-based smartphone apps.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: First Data Corporation (FDC:$8,679.00)
First Data Corp. is a leading provider of electronic commerce and payment solutions for businesses worldwide. First Data powers the global economy by making it easy, fast and secure for people and businesses around the world to buy goods and services using virtually any form of payment. "
target: Perka, Inc.
Perka is a mobile marketing and consumer loyalty platform that helps small to medium-sized merchants engage their customers with location-based smartphone apps.
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closed 4/1/2021 via PR Newswire

Squarespace, Inc., acquired Tock

synopsis: Squarespace, the all-in-one website building and ecommerce platform, announced it has acquired Tock, a leading unified system serving the hospitality industry with online reservations, table management, takeout, and events in one place.
buyer: Squarespace, Inc.
Squarespace empowers millions of dreamers, makers, and doers by providing them with the tools they need to bring their creative ideas to life. On Squarespace’s dynamic all-in-one platform, customers can claim a domain, build a website, sell online, and market a brand. "
target: Tock
Tock is a leading unified system serving the hospitality industry with online reservations, table management, takeout, and events in one place. Tock's cloud-based platform provides businesses with sophisticated CRM and dynamic pricing tools to increase sales and deliver world-class hospitality.
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$400
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closed 11/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

DineOut, acquired Torqus Systems

synopsis: Times Internet’s restaurant booking service Dineout has acquired Pune-based SaaS company Torqus which provides restaurant management software. Torqus offers point-of-sale management, customer data management, delivery tracking, SMS marketing, and supply chain management services.
buyer parent: The Times Group
buyer: DineOut
DineOut is an online restaurant reservation platform. Dineout Services Pvt Ltd. operates dineout.co.in, a personal dining out concierge for restaurant, cafe/lounge, pub/bar, and club bookings for parties/groups in South Delhi, West Delhi, Central Delhi, Ghaziabad, Gurgaon, Noida, and Faridabad. "
target: Torqus Systems
Pune-based SaaS company Torqus provides restaurant management software. Torqus offers point-of-sale management, customer data management, delivery tracking, SMS marketing, and supply chain management services. It was started by Tanmay Ratnaparkhe and Suneet Kulkarni in 2013 as a PoS service.
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closed 8/26/2015 via BNC Analysis

Reserve Media, Inc., acquired Set for Service

synopsis: Reserve, a “dining concierge” startup that helps users with restaurant reservations and payments, has acquired bootstrapped New York City company Set for Service. The company offers a web and iPhone app that serves as a CRM system for restaurants, allowing them to track details and feedback from their guests.
buyer: Reserve Media, Inc.
Reserve is a digital concierge service focused on making every part of the dining experience better, for both restaurants and diners. They're building a better way for guests to dine and restaurants to accommodate more diners. "
target: Set for Service
Set for Service is a cloud based CRM platform for the restaurant industry. Conceptualized and built by restaurant insiders to meet the needs of an evolving market place. Set for service is also available in the social network: Facebook, twitter, you tube and google.
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closed 5/5/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Cardlytics, Inc., acquired Bridg Inc.

synopsis: Cardlytics, a digital advertising platform, has acquired Bridg, a customer data platform that empowers marketers to better understand and reach customers using SKU-level insights.
buyer: Cardlytics, Inc. (CDLX:$186.89)
Cardlytics is a digital advertising platform. The company partners with financial institutions to run their banking rewards programs that promote customer loyalty and deepen banking relationships. "
target: Bridg Inc.
Bridg provides a cloud-based platform that retailers and CPG marketers use for a wide range of applications, including analyzing customer behavior, marketing on digital platforms, and measuring the effectiveness of their business strategies, while following consumer privacy best practices.
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$350
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announced 5/2/2019 via Company Press Release

OpenTable, will acquire Venga, Inc.

synopsis: OpenTable, is the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations, announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Venga, a guest management platform for restaurants powered by SaaS technology.
buyer parent: Booking Holdings Inc.
buyer: OpenTable (OPEN:$198.33)
OpenTable, is the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations, with over 51,000 restaurants globally using its software. It helps diners discover and book the perfect table and helps restaurants deliver personalized hospitality to keep guests coming back. "
target: Venga, Inc.
Venga is a guest management platform for restaurants and fitness businesses. Their SaaS technology enables its clients to enhance and personalize customer experience, by better understanding clients’ preferences. They connect reservation management software with client data analysis.
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closed 8/5/2020 via BusinessWire

TouchBistro, acquired TableUp

synopsis: TouchBistro announced that it has acquired Boston-based TableUp, a provider of loyalty and marketing solutions for the restaurant industry. TableUp is highly regarded for its proprietary guest engagement solution, which is used by more than 600 restaurants throughout the U.S.
buyer: TouchBistro
TouchBistro is an iPad POS and integrated payments solution built for restaurant people, by restaurant people – with every feature designed to meet the unique needs and fast pace of the foodservice industry. Used in more than 100 countries, TouchBistro has powered over 25,000 restaurants worldwide. "
target: TableUp
TableUp is a provider of loyalty and marketing solutions for the restaurant industry. TableUp is highly regarded for its proprietary guest engagement solution, which is used by more than 600 restaurants throughout the U.S.
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closed 4/9/2021 via BusinessWire

PAR Technology Corporation, acquired Punchh, Inc.

synopsis: PAR Technology Corporation, a global provider of restaurant software, has acquired Punchh Inc., a leader in loyalty and guest engagement solutions. The acquisition makes PAR a unified commerce cloud platform for enterprise restaurants and positions PAR as a leader with integrated point-of-sale, back office, payment, and guest engagement solutions.
buyer: PAR Technology Corporation (PAR:$180.96)
PAR Technology Corporation through its wholly owned subsidiary ParTech, Inc., is a customer success-driven, global technology company with over 100,000 restaurants in more than 110 countries using its point-of-sale hardware and SaaS software. "
target: Punchh, Inc.
Punchh is a leading loyalty and engagement solution for restaurant, retail, and convenience store brands. Punchh creates consistent, modern loyalty experiences to help physical retailers understand their guests and use real data insights to serve them best.
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$500
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closed 9/14/2015 via BNC Analysis

Stealz, acquired Tuee Inc.

synopsis: Stealz, the innovative free mobile app that has revolutionized the way businesses and customers engage with one another on social media, has acquired Tuee, a company that owns and operates an online feedback management platform for restaurants.
buyer: Stealz
Stealz is the innovative free mobile app that has revolutionized the way businesses and customers engage with one another on social media. They are based in Raleigh, NC. "
target: Tuee Inc.
Tuee Inc. owns and operates an online feedback management platform for restaurants. It allows users to collect feedback from guests and analyze their responses. The company is based in Durham, North Carolina.
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closed 7/31/2013 via PR Newswire

Open Table, Inc., purchased Rezbook from Urbanspoon

synopsis: OpenTable, Inc., announced that it has acquired Rezbook, Urbanspoon's reservation management system for restaurants. Rezbook is an easy-to-use restaurant reservation and table management system that allows restaurants to efficiently manage their reservations, tables and customer database in real-time using nothing more than an elegant iPad.
buyer: Open Table, Inc. (OPEN:$198.33)
OpenTable is the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations. The OpenTable service enables diners to see which restaurants have available tables, select a restaurant based on verified diner reviews, menus and other helpful information, and easily book a reservation. "
seller parent: IAC
seller: Urbanspoon
Rezbook is an easy-to-use restaurant reservation and table management system that allows restaurants to efficiently manage their reservations, tables and customer database in real-time using nothing more than an elegant iPad.
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closed 12/20/2016 via Market Wire

The Glimpse Group, acquired KabaQ

synopsis: The Glimpse Group, Inc. a holding company for a diversified portfolio of Virtual Reality ("VR") and Augmented Reality ("AR") start-ups, announced that it has acquired the assets of KabaQ, a developer of consumer-centric AR solutions, and formed KabaQ 3D Food Technologies, LLC ("KabaQ") to target the food, restaurant and hospitality markets.
buyer: The Glimpse Group (VRAR:$2.98)
The Glimpse Group, Inc. is a holding company for a diversified portfolio of Virtual Reality ("VR") and Augmented Reality ("AR") start-ups. "
target: KabaQ
KabaQ, led by founder Alper Guler, is developing an AR application that greatly enhances the food selection and ordering process in restaurants and home delivery services by enabling users to see photo-realistic 3D virtual food items directly on their tables.
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closed 1/31/2019 via PR Web

Zingle, acquired Presto AI

synopsis: Zingle, a software solution which enables businesses to communicate with customers through text messaging, has acquired Presto, a company that enhances the guest dining experience, streamlines operations, and increase their clients' brand value.
buyer: Zingle
Zingle is a software solution which enables businesses to communicate with customers through text messaging. Their real-time enterprise platform works on any device, providing the tools to deliver an instant, actionable, and seamless customer experience. "
target: Presto AI
Presto enhances the guest dining experience, streamlines operations, and increase their clients' brand value. With PrestoPrime, diners can order food, provide feedback, play games, and pay their bill at the table, without waiting.
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closed 5/16/2012 via BusinessWire

Mercury Payment Systems, Inc., acquired Sundrop Mobile

synopsis: Mercury Payment Systems® announced the acquisition of Sundrop® Mobile, a pioneer in mobile and social loyalty marketing. It marks Mercury’s first acquisition since its founding in 2001, as well as the first card-less mobile loyalty program integrated with payment processing.
buyer parent: SilverLake
buyer: Mercury Payment Systems, Inc.
Mercury Payment Systems is one of the fastest-growing payment processing companies in North America. Mercury is a trusted, award-winning channel partner to over 500 point-of-sale (POS) Independent Software Vendors and 2,500 POS Value Added Resellers. "
target: Sundrop Mobile
Sundrop Mobile is a mobile marketing and loyalty solutions provider. Sundrop provides an automated, card-less mobile loyalty program, loyalTXT. loyalTXT uses customer's mobile number as their loyalty card. The loyalty program uses text messaging with email for data collection and communication.
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announced 2/28/2018 via Company Press Release

Mynet Inc., will purchase Smartphone Game Business from Grani, Inc.

synopsis: Mynet, Inc. a provider of mobile community games to the Japanese and Asian markets, will acquire the smartphone game business of Grani, Inc. Grani's smartphone game business includes 'Shinjin no Varuhara Gate' (Valhalla Gate), a popular game that topped the cumulative total of 2.4 million people (as of March 2018).
buyer: Mynet Inc. (TSE:3928:$112.87)
Mynet Inc. offers community games to the Japanese and Asian markets. It provides card battle games, including Valkyrie Crusade and Legend of the Cryptids; and role-playing games, such as Emblem of Falkyrie and Angel Master. The company was founded in 2006 and is based in Tokyo, Japan. "
seller: Grani, Inc.
Grani's smartphone game business includes 'Shinjin no Varuhara Gate' (Valhalla Gate), a popular game that topped the cumulative total of 2.4 million people (as of March 2018). Valhalla Gate is a cooperative RPG set the world of "Varheim" where God, devil and man coexist.
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closed 5/10/2017 via Company Press Release

Mynet Inc., purchased Age of Ishtaria and Fantasica from Silicon Studio Corporation

synopsis: Mynet Inc., through its newly formed subsidiary S&M Games Inc., has acquired the mobile games Age of Ishtaria and Fantasica from Silicon Studio Corporation, a Japanese game development studio. Age of Ishtaria and Fantasica are mobile role playing games that are available on iOS and Android.
buyer: Mynet Inc. (TSE:3928:$112.87)
Mynet Inc. offers community games to the Japanese and Asian markets. It provides card battle games, including Valkyrie Crusade and Legend of the Cryptids; and role-playing games, such as Emblem of Falkyrie and Angel Master. The company was founded in 2006 and is based in Tokyo, Japan. "
seller: Silicon Studio Corporation (TSE:3907:$59.20)
Age of Ishtaria and Fantasica are mobile role playing games that are available on iOS and Android. Silicon Studio provides tools for streamlined, high quality game development and other entertainment. Their creative and technical experts are also using their tools to build new and exciting games.
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announced 10/31/2016 via BNC Analysis

Mynet Inc., will acquire BRAVELY ARCHIVE D’s report

synopsis: Mynet Inc., a company based in Japan that makes smartphone games, has entered into an agreement to acquire BRAVELY ARCHIVE D’s report from Square Enix. BRAVELY ARCHIVE D’s report is an Android/iOS free-to-play RPG game developed in Japan.
buyer: Mynet Inc. (TSE:3928:$112.87)
Mynet Inc., based in Japan, makes smartphone games. Valkyrie Crusade, which has reached over 7 million downloads worldwide, is an epic card battle and fantastic town building RPG/simulation game set in a world full of beautiful maidens. "
target parent: Square Enix Co., Ltd.
target: BRAVELY ARCHIVE D’s report
Bravely Archive D's Report is an Android/iOS free-to-play game developed by Square Enix. D's Report is set in a re-imagined world of Luxendarc and tells an alternative story where things go a bit differently than they were originally planned. They are based in Japan.
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announced 10/26/2016 via Reuters

Mynet Inc., will purchase Card King Unit from Crooz

synopsis: Crooz Inc., a company based in Japan that offers smartphone games to the Japanese and global markets, will sell its Internet Contents Business and Card King unit to Mynet Inc. Crooz's Card King is a trading card game for smartphones and tablets.
buyer: Mynet Inc. (TSE:3928:$112.87)
Mynet Inc., based in Japan, makes smartphone games. Valkyrie Crusade, which has reached over 7 million downloads worldwide, is an epic card battle and fantastic town building RPG/simulation game set in a world full of beautiful maidens. "
seller: Crooz (JASDAQ:2138:$327.62)
Crooz, Inc.'s internet content business develops mobile games. Card King is a trading card game for smartphones and tablets. In Card King: Dragon Wars, heroes from all over the world have gathered in “Dragardia,” a fantasy town fully rendered in 3D, to collect and train creatures for battle.
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announced 1/17/2013 via Reuters

Yahoo Japan Corporation, will purchase Mobile CRM Business from Mynet Inc.

synopsis: Yahoo Japan Corp announced that it has decided to take over mobile customer relationship management business from Mynet Inc., which is engaged in mobile customer relationship management and social application business in Tokyo, Japan.
buyer parent: Softbank Corporation
buyer: Yahoo Japan Corporation (TSE:4689:$8,988.42)
Yahoo Japan Corporation is a Japan-based provider of Internet search services. The Company has three business segments. The Advertising segment provides banner advertising, text advertising, mail advertising and searching tracking advertising services. "
seller: Mynet Inc. (TSE:3928:$112.87)
Mynet Inc. provides business smartphone apps and CRM business. It develops social development in multi-language apps and provides mobile CRM services for restaurants.
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announced 12/23/2019 via BNC Analysis

Estore Corporation, will acquire Commerce21

synopsis: Estore, a Japanese technology company focused on e-commerce, will acquire Commerce21 from Yahoo Japan, a Japanese online information portal. Commerce21 is a Japanese company that specializes in e-commerce solutions. Commerce21 helps their clients to build tailor-made e-commerce sites that can support millions of products.
buyer: Estore Corporation
Estore is a Japanese technology company focused on e-commerce. Estore provides integrated e-commerce solutions for large and small retailers. They offer services and solutions for e-commerce, payment, marketing, customer management, product management, SEO, and more. "
target parent: Yahoo Japan Corporation
target: Commerce21
Commerce21 is a Japanese company that specializes in e-commerce solutions. Commerce21 helps their clients to build tailor-made e-commerce sites that can support millions of products. Their solution provides tools for product management, account management, inventory management, and more.
price ($mm)
$12
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announced 9/25/2019 via Company Press Release

Value Commerce Co., Ltd., will acquire Dynatech Inc

synopsis: Value Commerce, the number one service in the online reservation system market exclusive for hotels and inns, will be acquiring Dynatech, a Tokyo-based provider of hotel reservation management systems and customer management systems.
buyer: Value Commerce Co., Ltd. (TSE:2491:$217.67)
Based in Japan, Value Commerce is the number one service in the online reservation system market exclusive for hotels and inns. They account for approximately 60% of the share of major travel advertisers affiliated in the “Value Commerce Affiliate” travel category provided by the company. "
target parent: Yahoo Japan Corporation
target: Dynatech Inc
Dynatech Inc is a Tokyo-based provider of hotel reservation management systems and customer management systems. Dynatech provides services such as “Direct In”, the number one share in the online reservation system market for hotels and inns, and the hotel operation management system “Dynalution".
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$25
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closed 6/20/2018 via BNC Analysis

D4V, Toyoshima, YJ Capital, acquired Virtusize

synopsis: Almi Invest has sold its holdings in Virtusize, which develops a digital size guide for online clothing purchases. The buyers are a group of Japanese investors, including Yahoo Japan Capital, Ideos VC Fund D4V and Toyoshima, which acquired the entire company.
buyer: D4V
buyer: YJ Capital
buyer: Toyoshima
YJ Capital is a Corporate Venture Capital of Yahoo Japan. D4V (Design for Ventures) is a venture capital firm in partnership with IDEO. As a leading specialized textile trading company, Toyoshima handle every textile items from raw materials to garment products. "
target parent: Almi Invest AB
target: Virtusize
Virtusize, founded in 2011, develops a digital size guide for online clothing purchases which help e-commerce companies to communicate the size and fit of clothes and accessories. Virtusize makes it possible for consumers to compare the items they want to buy with their previous favorite items.
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announced 11/16/2017 via Reuters

Yahoo Japan Corporation, will acquire Classified Corporation

synopsis: Yahoo Japan, a Japanese online search engine, is to acquire 66 percent stake in Classified Corporation, a company that operates as an online ad agency specialized in planning and selling classified-style ads.
buyer: Yahoo Japan Corporation (TSE:4689:$8,988.42)
Yahoo Japan Corporation operates Yahoo Japan, a Japanese online information portal that offers auctions, entertainment, news, and online shopping in addition to its search engine and Internet directory. "
target parent: OPT, Inc.
target: Classified Corporation
Classified Corporation operates as an online ad agency specialized in planning and selling classified-style ad such as Yahoo! new real estate information. Classified Corporation is based in Tokyo, Japan.
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Yahoo Japan Corporation, will acquire Ikyu Corporation

synopsis: Yahoo Japan, a Japanese online information portal that offers auctions, entertainment, news, and online shopping, has launched a bid to buy Ikyu, a popular online travel and restaurant reservation platform in Japan. Ikyu was founded in 1998 and has 4.13 million customers.
buyer: Yahoo Japan Corporation (TSE:4689:$8,988.42)
Yahoo Japan Corporation operates Yahoo Japan, a Japanese online information portal that offers auctions, entertainment, news, and online shopping in addition to its search engine and Internet directory. "
target: Ikyu Corporation (TSE:2450:$60.21)
Ikyu Corporation operates in the service industry in Japan. It operates various sites that provide reservation services for hotels and restaurants, as well as a site for shopping. The company was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
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announced 7/22/2015 via BNC Analysis

Yahoo Japan Corporation, will acquire Dynatech Inc

synopsis: Yahoo Japan will acquire a Tokyo-based provider of hotel reservation management systems, Dynatech Inc., to make it easier for customers to book reservations at lodgings around the country.
buyer: Yahoo Japan Corporation (TSE:4689:$8,988.42)
Yahoo Japan Corporation operates Yahoo Japan, a Japanese online information portal that offers auctions, entertainment, news, and online shopping in addition to its search engine and Internet directory. "
target: Dynatech Inc
Dynatech Inc is a Tokyo-based provider of hotel reservation management systems. Dynatech provides reservation systems to 2,000 such facilities across Japan.
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announced 4/13/2015 via BNC Analysis

Toho Cinemas Ltd., will acquire Dreampass

synopsis: Toho Cinemas Ltd., a company that provides film exhibiting services, agreed to acquire Dreampass, a company that operates as a group-buy website for movie tickets, from Yahoo Japan Corporation.
buyer parent: Toho Co Limited
buyer: Toho Cinemas Ltd.
Toho Cinemas Ltd. provides film exhibiting services. The company was formerly known as Virgin Cinemas Japan Ltd. The company was founded in 1997 and is based in Tokyo, Japan. "
target parent: Yahoo Japan Corporation
target: Dreampass
Dreampass operates as a group-buy website for movie tickets. The company was founded in 2010 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.
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Yahoo Japan Corporation, will acquire Synergy Marketing, Inc.

synopsis: Yahoo Japan Corporation has agreed to acquire Synergy Marketing, Inc., a marketing technology company in Japan, that offers customer relationship management (CRM) implementation through cloud and agent services, such as building and maintaining IT infrastructure, and planning CRM implementation.
buyer parent: Softbank Corporation
buyer: Yahoo Japan Corporation (TSE:4689:$8,988.42)
Yahoo Japan Corporation operates Yahoo Japan, a Japanese online information portal that offers auctions, entertainment, news, and online shopping in addition to its search engine and Internet directory. "
target: Synergy Marketing, Inc. (JASDAQ:385:$38.65)
Synergy Marketing, Inc. operates as a marketing technology company in Japan. It offers customer relationship management (CRM) implementation through cloud and agent services, such as building and maintaining IT infrastructure, and planning CRM implementation.
price ($mm)[EV]
$91 [$66]
rev ($mm)
$39
EBITDA ($mm)
$6
EV / rev
1.7x
EV / EBITDA
11.9x
closed 3/11/2013 via BNC Analysis

Yahoo Japan Corporation, acquired Dreampass

synopsis: Japanese startup Bluem, which operates the on-demand cinema service Dreampass, announced that it has been acquired by Yahoo Japan for an undisclosed sum. Dreampass will be working with Yahoo Eiga (or “Yahoo Movies”) and video streaming service Gyao, which is also run by Yahoo Japan.
buyer parent: Softbank Corporation
buyer: Yahoo Japan Corporation (TSE:4689:$8,988.42)
Yahoo Japan Corporation operates Yahoo Japan, a Japanese online information portal that offers auctions, entertainment, news, and online shopping in addition to its search engine and Internet directory. "
target: Dreampass
Bluem operates the on-demand cinema service Dreampass. They announce a provisional date for a movie, based on requests from users, and if enough people sign up to come and watch it at the designated time, they go ahead with the screening.
price ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
announced 1/17/2013 via Reuters

Yahoo Japan Corporation, will purchase Mobile CRM Business from Mynet Inc.

synopsis: Yahoo Japan Corp announced that it has decided to take over mobile customer relationship management business from Mynet Inc., which is engaged in mobile customer relationship management and social application business in Tokyo, Japan.
buyer parent: Softbank Corporation
buyer: Yahoo Japan Corporation (TSE:4689:$8,988.42)
Yahoo Japan Corporation is a Japan-based provider of Internet search services. The Company has three business segments. The Advertising segment provides banner advertising, text advertising, mail advertising and searching tracking advertising services. "
seller: Mynet Inc. (TSE:3928:$112.87)
Mynet Inc. provides business smartphone apps and CRM business. It develops social development in multi-language apps and provides mobile CRM services for restaurants.
price ($mm)
$3.91
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/12/2012 via Bloomberg

Yahoo Japan Corporation, acquired CyberAgent FX Inc.

synopsis: Yahoo Japan Corp., owner of the nation's largest Web portal, acquired CyberAgent FX Inc. CyberAgent FX Inc. owns and operates a retail foreign exchange platform.
buyer parent: Softbank Corporation
buyer: Yahoo Japan Corporation (TSE:4689:$8,988.42)
Yahoo Japan Corporation is a Japan-based provider of Internet search services. The Company has three business segments. The Advertising segment provides banner advertising, text advertising, mail advertising and searching tracking advertising services. "
target parent: CyberAgent Inc.
target: CyberAgent FX Inc.
CyberAgent FX Inc. owns and operates a retail foreign exchange platform. The company was founded in 2003 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.
price ($mm)
$252
rev ($mm)
$103
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.5x
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/18/2010 via Company Press Release

Yahoo Japan Corporation, acquired Cirius Technologies, Inc.

synopsis: Cirius Technologies, Inc. has announced that it has been acquired by Yahoo Japan Corporation. Cirius' flagship product, Adlocal, has been enabling advertisers to target mobile users based on location and proximity. The acquisition of Cirius by Yahoo Japan will focus both companies' efforts in the Japanese advertising market.
buyer parent: Softbank Corporation
buyer: Yahoo Japan Corporation (TSE:4689:$8,988.42)
Yahoo Japan Corporation is a Japan-based provider of Internet search services. The Company has three business segments. The Advertising segment provides banner advertising, text advertising, mail advertising and searching tracking advertising services. "
target: Cirius Technologies, Inc.
Founded in 2004 in Tokyo, Cirius built the AdLocal ad platform as its flagship product. AdLocal uses innovative location based technology to help companies communicate to customers anywhere and anytime they choose.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 4/7/2009 via BNC Analysis

Yahoo Japan Corporation, will acquire GyaO, K.K.

synopsis: Yahoo Japan Corp. agreed to acquire a 51% stake in GyaO Corporation which was a wholly-owned subsidiary of Usen Corporation.
buyer parent: Softbank Corporation
buyer: Yahoo Japan Corporation (TSE:4689:$8,988.42)
Yahoo Japan Corporation is a Japan-based provider of Internet search services. The Company has three business segments. The Advertising segment provides banner advertising, text advertising, mail advertising and searching tracking advertising services. "
target parent: Usen Corporation
target: GyaO, K.K.
GyaO, K.K. provides broadband broadcast and video streaming services. The company was founded in 2008 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.
price ($mm)
$5.24*
rev ($mm)
$53
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.2x
EV / EBITDA
announced 9/16/2020 via BNC Analysis

The Jerusalem Post, will acquire Walla! Communication, Ltd.

synopsis: The Jerusalem Post, an Israeli daily English and French language newspaper, will acquire Walla! from Bezeq, Israel's largest telecommunications service provider. Walla! is Israel's first online website directory. Walla! provides various online services, including search, news, e-mail and more.
buyer: The Jerusalem Post
The Jerusalem Post is an Israeli daily English and French language newspaper, founded in 1932. The Jerusalem Post has a much broader influence in that its readership comprises Israeli politicians, foreign journalists, and tourists, and it is also distributed worldwide. "
target parent: Bezeq
target: Walla! Communication, Ltd.
Walla! is Israel's first online website directory. Walla! provides various online services, including search, news, e-mail and more. Their website transmits and distributes original content in cooperation with various content providers.
price ($mm)
$19
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/11/2020 via BNC Analysis

Zoznam.sk, will acquire Zoznam.sk

synopsis: Martin Mác, Zoznam.sk's CEO, will acquire Zoznam.sk from Slovak Telekom, the largest multimedia operator in Slovakia. Zoznam.sk is Slovakia's first search engine. Zoznam.sk provides users with a clear list of everything they need to find on the internet. They also offer the latest news covering sports, lifestyle, TV, and more.
buyer: Zoznam.sk
Zoznam.sk is Slovakia's first search engine. Zoznam.sk provides users with a clear list of everything they need to find on the internet. They also offer the latest news covering sport, lifestyle, TV, and more. The company also operates other media sites such as Topky.sk, Sportky.sk and more. "
target parent: Deutsche Telekom
target: Zoznam.sk
Zoznam.sk is Slovakia's first search engine. Zoznam.sk provides users with a clear list of everything they need to find on the internet. They also offer the latest news covering sports, lifestyle, TV, and more. The company also operates other media sites such as Topky.sk, Sportky.sk and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/20/2017 via BNC Analysis

Amazon.com, Inc., acquired Graphiq

synopsis: Amazon.com Inc. acquired a Santa Barbara data analysis and search engine start-up in to help improve its Alexa virtual assistant. Graphiq is a semantic technology company that instantly delivers deep insights from the world’s data.
buyer: Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN:$419,130.00)
Amazon strives to be Earth's most customer-centric company where people can find and discover virtually anything they want to buy online. By giving customers more of what they want—low prices, vast selection, and convenience—Amazon continues to grow and evolve as a world-class e-commerce platform. "
target: Graphiq
Graphiq is a semantic technology company that instantly delivers deep insights from the world’s data. Since 2009, the company has amassed the world's deepest knowledge graph, encompassing 500 collections, 1 billion entities, 250 billion data points and 25 billion curated relationships.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/1/2017 via BNC Analysis

Audioboom, acquired SONR News

synopsis: Audioboom Group PLC, the leading podcasting and on-demand audio platform for hosting, distributing and monetizing content, said it has completed its acquisition of SONR News Ltd, Sonr helps search across social networks, monitor accounts and keywords, and surface trending topics, all in one, easy to use dashboard.
buyer: Audioboom (AIM:BOOM:$0.59)
AudioBoom is the leading podcasting and on-demand audio platform for hosting, distributing and monetizing content. With offices in London, Melbourne, Mumbai and New York City, they host thousands of podcasts with top tier audio content producers from around the world. "
target: SONR News
Sonr helps search across social networks, monitor accounts and keywords, and surface trending topics as they pick up steam, all in one, easy to use dashboard. Using two proprietary forms of artificial intelligence, Sonr reduces the clutter of newsfeeds.
price ($mm)
$1.75*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/13/2017 via PR Newswire

AOL Inc., acquired Yahoo! Inc.

synopsis: Verizon Communications Inc., a company that that offers wireless telecommunications products and services, has completed its acquisition of the operating business of Yahoo! Inc., known for its Web portal, search engine Yahoo! Search, and related services. Verizon has combined these assets with its existing AOL business.
buyer parent: Verizon Communications
buyer: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL is a media technology company with a mission to connect consumers and creators through open marketplaces. AOL uses data to disrupt content production, distribution and monetization. The company connects publishers with advertisers across its global, programmatic platforms. "
target: Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO:$5,409.25)
Yahoo! Inc. is focused on making the world's daily habits inspiring and entertaining. They operate an internet search engine that creates highly personalized experiences for their users, keeping people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the globe.
price ($mm)
$4,826
rev ($mm)
$4,894
EBITDA ($mm)
$151
EV / rev
1.0x
EV / EBITDA
31.9x
announced 7/5/2016 via Company Press Release

OpenMail LLC, will acquire Infospace

synopsis: Blucora, Inc., a leading provider of technology-enabled financial solutions to consumers, small businesses and tax professionals, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Infospace business to OpenMail LLC. InfoSpace is a leading provider of white label search and monetization solutions.
buyer: OpenMail LLC
OpenMail believes in the power of using data for more relevant and targeted marketing. OpenMail helps emailers and email marketers gain audience insights and produce strong results with the most effective email data and analytics platforms ever created. "
target parent: Blucora, Inc.
target: Infospace
InfoSpace is a leading provider of white label search and monetization solutions. They serve a network of more than 100 web publishers globally, offering core search solutions as a proven means to monetize audience via a search-based advertising revenue stream.
price ($mm)
$45
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/13/2015 via BNC Analysis

Facebook, acquired TheFind, Inc.

synopsis: Facebook announced it has acquired personalized shopping search engine TheFind, Inc. Its product allows people to get recommendations for products while searching through its database of products. A user could enter generic terms like “black sweater” and then compare prices on black sweaters from a wide array of retailers aggregated by TheFind.
buyer: Facebook (FB:$94,399.00)
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world. "
target: TheFind, Inc.
TheFind, Inc. applies patented e-commerce technology to make the consumer shopping experience easy, efficient and fun. The technology works in a multi-channel environment to personalize the shopping experience.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 11/9/2014 via Company Press Release

Hottolink, Inc., will acquire Socialgist

synopsis: Hottolink has agreed to acquire Effyis, doing business as Socialgist. The company helps their users get access to the world’s social media data. They find it, index it, structure it and make it query-able. They do it at scale, on their own infrastructure and in their own data centers.
buyer: Hottolink, Inc. (TSE:3680:$8.88)
Hottolink's core competence is agent technology which crawls massive data on the internet, store them on the huge distributed database, search and analyze them rapidly, and create noble knowledge from them. "
target: Socialgist
Socialgist helps their users get access to the world’s social media data. They find it, index it, structure it and make it query-able. And they do it at scale, on their own infrastructure and in their own data centers, allowing the largest companies and largest brands in the world to rely on them.
price ($mm)
$22
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/13/2014 via BNC Analysis

The Rainmaker Group Ventures, LLC., acquired Rent Jungle

synopsis: Pittsburgh-based Rent Jungle has been acquired by Atlanta-based The Rainmaker Group. Rent Jungle aggregates rental listings for multifamily and single-family homes with more than 1 million active listings and 1.5 million monthly site visits.
buyer: The Rainmaker Group Ventures, LLC.
Rainmaker is the market leader in profit optimization solutions for the Gaming & Hospitality and Multifamily Housing industries. Rainmaker leverages cutting-edge research in order to bring customers the most sophisticated solutions to their revenue management challenges. "
target: Rent Jungle
Rent Jungle LLC, a search engine company, operates an apartment search and market research Website in the United States. It enables users to find, lease, move, and decorate their new homes.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/3/2014 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired Baarzo, Inc.

synopsis: Google has closed its acquisition of Baarzo, a video search service. It lets users find specific moments inside a video with the help of an auto detect feature for people, objects and actions. Baarzo's acquisition by Google is said to help the company improve its YouTube search feature.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$196,682.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. "
target: Baarzo, Inc.
Baarzo provides a platform that makes search within video possible. Their advanced algorithms automatically detect and recognize people, objects, scenes, and actions. Their indexes pin-point these occurrences to exact frames, making any video easily searchable via natural language queries.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 8/11/2014 via PR Newswire

Apax Partners, will acquire Answers Corporation

synopsis: Funds advised by Apax Partners, a global private equity firm, announced that they have entered into an agreement to acquire Answers Corporation, the parent company of Answers.com and a leading provider of cloud-based solutions that enhance customer acquisition and brand engagement, from Summit Partners, TA Associates, and founder shareholders.
buyer: Apax Partners
Apax Partners is one of the world's leading private equity investment groups. It operates globally and has more than 30 years of investing experience. Apax Partners has advised funds that total over $40 billion around the world in aggregate. "
target parent: Summit Partners
target: Answers Corporation
Answers' mission is to empower consumers, brands and organizations by connecting them with the information they need to make better-informed decisions. The Answers Platform leverages the sizable reach of Answers.com, and its leading cloud-based solutions from ForeSee, Webcollage and ResellerRatings.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/30/2014 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired MadBits

synopsis: Twitter has acquired image search startup Madbits, a tech startup that focuses on building new user experiences in the media space (photos and videos). Image understanding is a task of primary importance for a wide range of practical applications.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,716.35)
Twitter is a real-time information network that connects people to the latest stories, ideas, opinions and news about what they find interesting. Simply find the accounts most compelling and follow the conversations. "
target: MadBits
MADBITS is a tech startup that focuses on building new user experiences in the media space (photos and videos). Image understanding is a task of primary importance for a wide range of practical applications.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/12/2014 via BNC Analysis

Crunchyroll, acquired Redux

synopsis: Crunchyroll has announced that it has acquired Redux. The company makes discovering exceptional online video as enjoyable and effortless as watching cable television - Redux delivers a lean-back TV experience programmed by curators and friends that share their taste. Redux offers hundreds of channels of entertaining, hand-picked video.
buyer parent: The Chernin Group
buyer: Crunchyroll
Crunchyroll is the leading global video service for Japanese Anime and Asian media. Crunchyroll has over 20,000 videos and 10,000 hours of Anime, Korean Drama and Live-Action titles on Crunchyroll.com. "
target: Redux
Redux makes discovering exceptional online video as enjoyable and effortless as watching cable television - Redux delivers a lean-back TV experience programmed by curators and friends that share their taste. Redux offers hundreds of channels of entertaining, hand-picked video.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/8/2014 via PE Hub

Symphony Technology Group, acquired Jobrapido

synopsis: Symphony Technology Group (STG), a private equity firm focused on investing in software, Internet services and technology-enabled business services, announced that it has acquired Jobrapido, the job search engine division of the Daily Mail Group’s digital recruitment business (known as Evenbase).
buyer: Symphony Technology Group
Symphony Technology Group (STG) is a strategic private equity firm with the mission of investing in and building great software and services companies. STG also provides transformation expertise to enable its companies to deliver maximum value to its clients. "
target parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
target: Jobrapido
Jobrapido is the leading job search engine in Europe and Latin America. Jobrapido helps job seekers access millions of jobs gathered from over fifty thousands sources (job boards, classifieds sites, recruitment agencies, employer sites, etc.).
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 1/29/2014 via Market Wire

TiVo Inc., will acquire Digitalsmiths Corp.

synopsis: TiVo Inc., a leader in the advanced television market, announced that it will acquire Digitalsmiths, the Pay-TV industry's most broadly adopted cloud-based content discovery and recommendation service.
buyer: TiVo Inc. (TIVO:$661.39)
TiVo is a global leader in advanced television service offering products on multiple platforms and devices. TiVo offers its service directly to consumers, and also distributes its technology and services through solutions tailored for cable, satellite and broadcasting companies. "
target: Digitalsmiths Corp.
Built for service providers, content providers and consumer electronics manufacturers, Digitalsmiths Seamless Discovery® enables personalized discovery experiences that instantly connect consumers to the most relevant movies, TV shows and live events available, at any time, on any screen.
price ($mm)
$135
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 12/20/2012 via BNC Analysis

Scandinavia Online ASA, will acquire kvasir.no

synopsis: Eniro Norge AS signed an agreement to divest web search engine Kvasir.no to Scandinavia Online AS. Kvasir ANS operates as a web search engine.
buyer: Scandinavia Online ASA
Scandinavia Online is a web portal that has fresh news, utility services and communications between users. SOL ® also offers individual services that target the young. These services work to a greater degree of entertainment, socialization, and user involvement. "
target parent: Eniro AB
target: kvasir.no
Kvasir operates as a web search engine and is based in Oslo, Norway.
price ($mm)
$3.38
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/23/2012 via PR Newswire

Rebellion Media Group Inc, acquired TVDuck.com

synopsis: Rebellion Media has solidified its presence in the entertainment vertical with the acquisition of a portfolio of video search engine properties, highlighted by TVDuck.com. Tvduck.com lets users watch tv, movies, documentaries, music videos, funny video clips, sports clips, share and enjoy free videos.
buyer: Rebellion Media Group Inc
Rebellion Media is a leading digital media company. They create and acquire digital media properties within their targeted categories (health & wellness, technology, entertainment and sports) and power them with an innovative content, traffic and monetization platform. "
target: TVDuck.com
Tvduck.com lets users watch TV, movies, documentaries, music videos, funny video clips, sports clips, share and enjoy free videos.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/9/2012 via BNC Analysis

Libero Srl, acquired Matrix S.p.A.

synopsis: Italy's Telecom Italia SpA has sold Internet unit Matrix, one of Italy's major digital advertising players, to web portal Libero Srl. Matrix is a pioneer in the Italian internet market and the owner of one of the main Italian internet portals, Virgilio, provider of interactivie services, itineraries and directions.
buyer parent: Weather Investments II S.a.r.l
buyer: Libero Srl
Created on July 13, 1999 as Italy’s first Internet and e-mail portal, libero.it boasts one of the largest Italian Internet community, with more than 13 million unique users per month and 8.5 million active e-mail accounts. "
target parent: Telecom Italia
target: Matrix S.p.A.
Matrix is a pioneer in the Italian internet market and the owner of one of the main Italian internet portals, Virgilio, provider of interactivie services, itineraries and directions. Matrix is also one of Italy's major digital advertising players.
price ($mm)
$109
rev ($mm)
$118
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.9x
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/2/2012 via BNC Analysis

The Washington Post, purchased Talent from Digg, Inc.

synopsis: The Washington Post has made a talent acquisition of the Digg team, but not Digg's site or technology. The move comes not as a move by the Post to revive the struggling social news site, but as the recruitment of a team that can help develop its Trove social news platform, as well as Trove-powered products like its Social Reader and Personal Post.
buyer parent: The Washington Post Company
buyer: The Washington Post (:$0.00)
A morning daily and Sunday newspaper published in Washington, D.C. For the 12-month period ending September 30, 1998, The Post's unaudited estimated average circulation was 783,000 daily and 1,095,000 Sunday. The Post maintains 20 foreign, 5 national, and 12 metropolitan news bureaus. "
seller: Digg, Inc.
Founded in 2004 and based in San Francisco, CA, Digg, Inc. operates as a news Web site. It allows users to submit stories for review and comment on stories and videos published on Web site. The company’s Web portal allows people to discover and share content.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/16/2012 via BNC Analysis

A&N Media Limited, acquired Jobrapido

synopsis: A&N Media, the consumer media business of DMGT, has acquired Jobrapido, one of the world's largest job search engines. Jobrapido will be combined with A&N Media's existing digital recruitment group, which is now renamed as Evenbase in order to reflect the wider scope and international reach of the enlarged group.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: A&N Media Limited
A&N Media Limited operates as a multi-channel media company in the United Kingdom. It publishes newspapers and Websites, as well as provides television and mobile services to reach adult population in the United Kingdom. "
target: Jobrapido
Jobrapido is the leading job search engine in Europe and Latin America. Jobrapido helps job seekers access millions of jobs gathered from over fifty thousands sources (job boards, classifieds sites, recruitment agencies, employer sites, etc.).
price ($mm)
$39
rev ($mm)
$31
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.3x
EV / EBITDA

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Ailleron S.A.
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year
2020
rev ($mm)
$38.04
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.96
EBIT ($mm)
$1.05
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$0.18
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0
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OpenTable
OpenTable is the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations. The OpenTable service enables diners to see which restaurants have available tables, select a restaurant based on verified diner reviews, menus and other helpful information, and easily book a reservation.
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$198.33
EBITDA ($mm)
$60.20
EBIT ($mm)
$46.55
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Baidu.com, Inc.
Baidu.com, Inc.
Baidu, Inc. is the leading Chinese language Internet search provider. As a technology-based media company, Baidu aims to provide the best and most equitable way for people to find what they're looking for.
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2020
rev ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
$3,460.01
EBIT ($mm)
$2,126.74
Net Income ($mm)
$3,587.00
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Yahoo Japan Corporation
Yahoo Japan Corporation
Yahoo Japan Corporation operates Yahoo Japan, a Japanese online information portal that offers auctions, entertainment, news, and online shopping in addition to its search engine and Internet directory.
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rev ($mm)
$8,988.42
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,876.77
EBIT ($mm)
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Net Income ($mm)
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Naver Corporation
Naver Corporation
Naver Corporation is an Internet content service operator headquartered in Seongnam, South Korea. It operates the Naver search portal and Hangame gaming services. Its spinoff companies in Japan operate the Line messaging service in addition to offering Japanese versions of Naver and Hangame.
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2020
rev ($mm)
$6,533.26
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,265.83
EBIT ($mm)
$653.34
Net Income ($mm)
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Yandex N.V.
Yandex N.V.
Yandex is one of the largest internet companies in Europe, providing a wide variety of search and other online services. Yandex's mission is to help users solve their everyday problems by building people-centric products and services.
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$3,325.20
EBITDA ($mm)
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$134.71
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Naver {duplicate}
NAVER Corporation is Korea’s premier Internet company, operating the nation’s top search portal “Naver”, Korea’s first online children’s portal “Jr. Naver”, and the nation’s first online donation portal “Happybean”.
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rev ($mm)
$2,306.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$754.40
EBIT ($mm)
$657.00
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Sohu.com Inc.
Sohu.com Inc.
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$852.09
EBITDA ($mm)
$351.66
EBIT ($mm)
$281.81
Net Income ($mm)
$162.74
Employees
8035
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Ticker: LOCM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Local.com Corporation
Local.com Corporation
Local.com Corporation, a leading online local media company, enables brick-and-mortar businesses to connect with online customers using a variety of digital marketing products. The company reaches more than 20 million consumers each month on the flagship Local.com website.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$97.80
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
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Ticker: JASDAQ:3754
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Excite Japan Co., Ltd.
Excite Japan Co., Ltd.
Excite Japan Co., Ltd. provides Internet information services in Japan. It operates a media content portal; and provides Internet-connection services and paid content to users. The company was founded in 1997 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$58.85
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.31
EBIT ($mm)
($1.26)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
251
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Ticker: TSE:3680
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hottolink, Inc.
Hottolink's core competence is agent technology which crawls massive data on the internet, store them on the huge distributed database, search and analyze them rapidly, and create noble knowledge from them.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$8.88
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$1.38
Net Income ($mm)
$0.57
Employees
28
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Ticker: APPZ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Monster Offers, Inc. {duplicate}
Monster Offers, Inc. {duplicate}
Monster Arts is a Daily Deal analytics provider and aggregator, collecting daily deals from multiple sites in local communities across the U.S. and Canada. The company collects and publishes thousands of daily deals and allows consumers to organize these deals by geography or product categories.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$1.00
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
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Ticker: OTCPK:YIPI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Yippy, Inc.
Yippy, Inc.
Yippy, Inc is a unified search company known for its clustering technology, big data consolidation and eDiscovery tools. Specializing in the development of search, data normalization, and aggregation through application service environments for consumer and enterprise markets.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$0.08
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.15
EBIT ($mm)
($1.64)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2
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Ticker: IRYS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
iTrackr Systems, Inc.
iTrackr Systems, Inc.
iTrackr Systems, Inc. is an e-commerce software and services company that engages in the development, marketing, and commercialization of an online product and inventory search application for retailers and consumers.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
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Ticker: TASE:BBYL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Babylon Ltd.
Babylon Ltd.
Babylon.com is a leading global provider of Internet search services and language solutions. Babylon offers translations in 77 languages, dictionary definitions, and Wikipedia results in 25 languages.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$22.89
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$7.68
Employees
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Ticker: FB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Facebook
Facebook
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$94,399.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$45,393.00
EBIT ($mm)
$38,156.00
Net Income ($mm)
$33,741.00
Employees
60654
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Ticker: SEHK:700
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tencent Holdings Ltd.
Tencent Holdings Ltd.
Tencent Holdings Limited is an investment holding company involved in providing internet and mobile value-added services (VAS), online advertising services and e-commerce transactions services
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$78,710.17
EBITDA ($mm)
$28,011.62
EBIT ($mm)
$20,392.54
Net Income ($mm)
$27,620.00
Employees
89228
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