Like Editora Érica Ltda.

announced 5/29/2013 via BNC Analysis

Saraiva S.A. Livreiros Editores, will acquire Editora Érica Ltda.

synopsis: Saraiva S.A. Livreiros Editores signed a contract to purchase Editora Érica Ltda. Editora Érica Ltda. publishes books focused on the technology sector.
buyer: Saraiva S.A. Livreiros Editores
Saravia.com.br is a pioneer in e-commerce in Brazil. It is one of the largest online retailers of books in Brazil. Saravia operated 91 stores in 2009 and was the largest bookstore chain in Brazil in terms of revenue. "
target: Editora Érica Ltda.
Editora Érica Ltda. operates as a publishing house in Brazil. Their books are targeted at the technology segment, including titles in the areas of Administration, Electronics, Electrical, Mechanical, Computer, Internet, Networks and Telecommunications.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$7
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$2
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0.0x
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0.0x
closed 3/4/2020 via BusinessWire

TechTarget, Inc., acquired Data Science Central

synopsis: Global technology media and purchase intent-driven marketing and sales services company TechTarget, Inc., announced the acquisition of Data Science Central LLC, an independent digital publishing and media company focused on data science and business analytics.
buyer: TechTarget, Inc. (TTGT:$198.84)
TechTarget is the global leader in purchase intent-driven marketing and sales services that deliver business impact for enterprise technology companies. "
target: Data Science Central
Data Science Central LLC is a niche digital publishing and media company operating the leading and fast growing Internet community for data science, machine learning, deep learning, big data, predictive and business analytics practitioners.
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closed 8/1/2016 via PR Newswire

Trimble, acquired AXIO-NET GmbH

synopsis: Trimble, a leader in GPS systems, announced the acquisition of AXIO-NET GmbH from Airbus Defence and Space. Based in Hannover, Germany, AXIO-NET is a prominent provider of Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) corrections and professional data services serving Germany, the United Kingdom and Benelux.
buyer: Trimble (TRMB:$3,133.80)
Trimble is transforming the way the world works by delivering products and services that connect the physical and digital worlds. Core technologies in positioning, modeling, connectivity and data analytics enable customers to improve productivity, quality, safety and sustainability. "
target parent: Airbus Group
target: AXIO-NET GmbH
AXIO-NET is a prominent provider of Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) corrections and professional data services serving Germany, the United Kingdom and Benelux. AXIO-NET designs, establishes and operates GNSS-Positioning Systems for any purpose.
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closed 6/27/2018 via BusinessWire

WP Engine, Inc., acquired StudioPress

synopsis: WP Engine, the WordPress digital experience platform, announced it has acquired StudioPress, creators of the Genesis Framework, the world’s most popular theme framework for the millions of WordPress sites that comprise 30 percent of the Web.
buyer: WP Engine, Inc.
WP Engine is the WordPress Digital Experience Platform that gives companies of all sizes the agility, performance, intelligence, and integrations they need to drive their business forward faster. "
target parent: Rainmaker Digital
target: StudioPress
StudioPress is in industry leader in the premium WordPress Theme community. They are the creators of the Genesis Framework, the world’s most popular theme framework for the millions of WordPress sites that comprise 30 percent of the Web.
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announced 5/30/2018 via Company Press Release

Agilent Technologies Inc., will acquire ULTRA Scientific

synopsis: Agilent Technologies, Inc., a global leader in life sciences, diagnostics, and applied chemical markets, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire all the business assets of Ultra Scientific, a leading provider of chemical standards and certified reference materials.
buyer: Agilent Technologies Inc. (A:$4,720.00)
Agilent Technologies Inc. is a global leader in life sciences, diagnostics, and applied chemical markets. With more than 50 years of insight and innovation, Agilent instruments, software, services, solutions, and people provide trusted answers to its customers' most challenging questions. "
target: ULTRA Scientific
Since 1976 ULTRA has been a world-wide producer and industry leader in certified reference materials and other laboratory solutions. It services the environmental, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, life science and molecular testing laboratories.
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closed 9/1/2015 via Market Wire

iMiller Public Relations, acquired Data Center POST

synopsis: iMiller Public Relations, a public relations and marketing consulting firm, announced the acquisition of Data Center POST, an online content and resource channel aimed at educating the data center community through timely, relevant content focused on cloud computing, virtualization, security, storage, and data center management and design.
buyer: iMiller Public Relations
iMiller Public Relations is a public relations and marketing consulting firm that works with global telecom and technology companies. Their services include: Strategic Media Relations, Digital Marketing, Product Marketing, Social Media, Event Planning, Creative and Content Development, and more. "
target: Data Center POST
Data Center Post offers timely, relevant information to IT and data center managers that work in enterprise data centers. Their daily posts are contributed by senior IT and business executives, and other industry experts.
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closed 9/20/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Leadeo SARL, acquired bsoco

synopsis: Leadeo, a company specialized in direct marketing and selling qualified leads in the ICT market, announced its acquisition of Bsoco, a software comparison tool that provides current, precise and objective information about business software. Bsoco provides relevant information for software in the market, based on feedback from their readers.
buyer: Leadeo SARL
Leadeo is a company specialized in direct marketing and selling qualified leads in the ICT market. Their role is to connect businesses who have ICT needs with providers of business software, IT consultancy firms and hardware specialists. "
target: bsoco
bsoco is a software comparison tool that provides current, precise and objective information about business software. The innovative bsoco community website questions users about software performance, and their responses are used to establish an index score.
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closed 9/25/2015 via BusinessWire

Gartner, Inc., acquired Capterra, Inc.

synopsis: Gartner, Inc., a leading provider of research and analysis on the global information technology industry, announced the acquisition of Capterra. Capterra helps organizations find the right business software to meet their needs. The acquisition is consistent with Gartner’s growth strategy to help clients make the right technology-related decisions.
buyer: Gartner, Inc. (IT:$4,051.88)
Gartner, Inc. is the world's leading information technology research and advisory company. The company delivers the technology-related insight necessary for its clients to make the right decisions. Gartner is a valuable partner to clients in approximately 10,000 distinct enterprises worldwide. "
target: Capterra, Inc. (:$6.00)
Capterra is the online marketplace for the enterprise software industry. Capterra's online software directories and complementary tools provide organizations with a free, comprehensive resource to research software solutions.
price ($mm)
$179
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announced 6/2/2021 via Company Press Release

Prosus N.V., will acquire Stack Overflow, LLC

synopsis: Prosus N.V., a global consumer internet group and one of the largest technology investors in the world, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Stack Overflow, a leading knowledge-sharing platform for the global community of developers and technologists.
buyer: Prosus N.V. (ENXTAM:PRX:$4,086.00)
Prosus is a global consumer internet group and one of the largest technology investors in the world. Operating and investing globally in markets with long-term growth potential, Prosus builds leading consumer internet companies that empower people and enrich communities. "
target: Stack Overflow, LLC
Stack Overflow is a hugely popular website for developers that boasts more than 100 million users. Stack Overflow is a question-and-answer site where developers can request peers’ input about programming topics.
price ($mm)
$1,800
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closed 4/23/2019 via BusinessWire

WTWH Media, LLC, acquired EngineersGarage

synopsis: Business-to-Business media company, WTWH Media announced it has acquired the website EngineersGarage.com. Founded in 2010, EngineersGarage.com provides electrical engineers and college students with high value unique content within the electrical engineering field.
buyer: WTWH Media, LLC
WTWH Media LLC is an integrated b2b media company serving the electronics, design engineering, hospitality, life sciences, renewable energy, retail and robotics markets with more than 45+ web sites, 12 events, 7 print publications and custom digital marketing services. "
target: EngineersGarage
Founded in 2010, EngineersGarage.com provides electrical engineers and college students with high value unique content within the electrical engineering field. The site focuses on open source technologies as well as project tutorials with aim of empowering engineers with technology applications.
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closed 3/21/2012 via BNC Analysis

The Institution of Engineering and Technology, acquired SciTech Publishing, Inc.

synopsis: The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is expanding its offering to members with the full acquisition of titles published by the renowned US electromagnetics engineering specialist, SciTech Publishing. SciTech’s unique books will strengthen the IET’s engineering intelligence product range for all members around the world.
buyer: The Institution of Engineering and Technology
The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is a world leading professional organisation working to develop science, engineering and technology. The IET dates from 1871 and has more than 150,000 members in 127 countries with offices in Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific. "
target: SciTech Publishing, Inc.
SciTech Publishing has produced print and electronic materials in electrical engineering subject areas of radar, antennas & propagation, microwave/RF design, communications and related electrical engineering disciplines since 1998.
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closed 1/20/2009 via PR Newswire

Reed Elsevier, acquired William Andrew, Inc.

synopsis: Elsevier, the world's leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced the acquisition of the publishing assets of William Andrew, Inc. William Andrew is a leading specialist book and database publisher in a number of fields including plastics & rubbers, adhesives & sealants, paints & ink.
buyer: Reed Elsevier (LSE:REL:$9,610.79)
Reed Elsevier is a world leading publisher and information provider. Operating in the scientific, medical, legal, risk and business-to-business sectors, Reed Elsevier provides high value and flexible information solutions to professional end users, with increasing emphasis on internet delivery. "
target: William Andrew, Inc.
William Andrew is an independent, mid-size publisher of applied science handbooks, references, and databases. The company began with the creation of the Plastics Design Library, providing unique databooks to the plastics industry, including the flagship title Chemical Resistance.
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closed 12/5/2019 via BusinessWire

WTWH Media, LLC, acquired Robotics Division

synopsis: WTWH Media has announced the acquisition of the robotics division of EH Media. The acquired assets include Robotics Business Review, a world class website focused on the global robotics and intelligent systems sector, and the RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition, a leading annual robotics B2B conference which first ran in 2004.
buyer: WTWH Media, LLC
WTWH Media LLC is an integrated b2b media company serving the electronics, design engineering, hospitality, life sciences, renewable energy, retail and robotics markets with more than 45+ web sites, 12 events, 7 print publications and custom digital marketing services. "
target parent: EH Media
target: Robotics Division
The Robotics Division include Robotics Business Review, a world class website focused on the global robotics and intelligent systems sector, and the RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition, a leading annual robotics business-to-business conference which first ran in 2004.
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closed 10/29/2015 via Reuters

Antevenio S.A., acquired Coobis

synopsis: Antevenio S.A. has acquired Coobis, a platform that connects bloggers and sponsors, generating income for blogs and visibility for brands and products. Coobis is based in Madrid, Spain.
buyer: Antevenio S.A. (ENXTPA:ALANT:$28.79)
Founded in 1997, Antevenio is Spain's leading interactive marketing and advertising firm. The company provides a wide range of services through advertising (Display Ad Sales House) and emarketing (emailing and performance) offerings on syndicated or proprietary audiences. "
target: Coobis
Coobis is a platform that connects bloggers and sponsors, generating income for blogs and visibility for brands and products. Coobis is based in Madrid, Spain.
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announced 4/23/2014 via Company Press Release

Catalyst90, will acquire Social Media NZ

synopsis: Catalyst90 announced that after continued negotiations it has successfully entered into an agreement to acquire Social Media NZ (SMNZ), an online-based resource dedicated to providing insight and helping New Zealanders stay informed with regards to social media and related technologies.
buyer: Catalyst90
Catalyst90 is New Zealand’s foremost dedicated social media marketing and advertising agency. Catalyst90 is made up of a team of dedicated and avid social media experts, who use their nous to work on the frontier of social media marketing and advertising. "
target: Social Media NZ
Social Media NZ is a web-based resource for insight, news and trends helping New Zealand business make the most of social media and its related technologies. The company was established in 2009 by John Lai.
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closed 9/8/2011 via GlobeNewswire

QuinStreet, Inc., acquired ITBusinessEdge

synopsis: QuinStreet, Inc., the leader in vertical marketing and media online, announced the acquisition of IT Business Edge (ITBE), an online media and marketing company. The addition of ITBE allows QuinStreet to expand its reach and capabilities in delivering targeted, measurable marketing results to business to business technology marketers.
buyer: QuinStreet, Inc. (QNST:$502.99)
QuinStreet, Inc. is one of the largest Internet marketing and media companies in the world. QuinStreet is committed to providing consumers and businesses with the information they need to research, find and select the products, services and brands that meet their needs. "
target: ITBusinessEdge
IT Business Edge is an online media and marketing company that provides targeted content for senior business and technology decision makers, and measurable marketing programs for IT marketers.
price ($mm)
$24
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announced 7/31/2008 via Market Wire

Zones, Inc., will purchase a minority stake in Zones, Inc.

synopsis: Zones, Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement to be acquired by Zones's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Firoz Lalji, for $8.65 per share in cash. Mr. Lalji currently beneficially owns approximately 54% of the outstanding shares of Zones.
buyer: Zones, Inc.
Zones, Inc. is a single-source direct marketing reseller of name-brand information technology products to the small-to-medium-sized business market, enterprise accounts and public sector accounts. "
target: Zones, Inc.
Zones, Inc. is a single-source direct marketing reseller of name-brand information technology products to the small-to-medium-sized business market, enterprise accounts and public sector accounts.
price ($mm)[EV]
$45 [$51]*
rev ($mm)
$699
EBITDA ($mm)
$20
EV / rev
0.1x
EV / EBITDA
4.9x
closed 11/2/2017 via BNC Analysis

Catena Media, acquired PokerScout.com

synopsis: Catena Media acquires the online poker news and comparison site PokerScout.com and its related assets. PokerScout.com is the leading traffic comparison site for the online poker industry. PokerScout seeks not only to track poker site traffic in real time, but also to go beyond the numbers to provide a unique and informative look at online poker.
buyer parent: Optimizer Invest Limited
buyer: Catena Media (OM:CTM:$128.97)
Based in Malta, Catena Media plc is an online performance marketing company that has established a leading position through strong organic growth and acquisitions. "
target: PokerScout.com
PokerScout.com is the leading traffic comparison site for the online poker industry. PokerScout seeks not only to track poker site traffic in real time, but also to go beyond the numbers to provide a unique and informative look at online poker.
price ($mm)
$0.35
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closed 10/25/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Bitbuy, acquired CBIX

synopsis: Bitbuy, Canada’s leading cryptocurrency trading platform, has announced the acquisition of CBIX, a leading Canadian bitcoin index that represents the most accurate cost of purchasing bitcoins through a Canadian exchange using Canadian dollars. Thus, CBIX represents a true indication of the price of bitcoin in Canadian dollars.
buyer parent: First Ledger Corp
buyer: Bitbuy
Bitbuy.ca is a Canadian owned and operated digital currency platform. Founded in 2013, the company’s mission is to provide convenient, dependable and secure access to Bitcoin and other digital currencies. "
target: CBIX
CBIX is a leading Canadian bitcoin index that represents the most accurate cost of purchasing bitcoins through a Canadian exchange using Canadian dollars. Thus, CBIX represents a true indication of the price of bitcoin in Canadian dollars.
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closed 8/1/2014 via Market Wire

NewBay Media LLC, acquired AV-iQ

synopsis: NewBay Media, publisher of leading commercial AV magazines has announced the acquisition of AV-IQ, the AV industry's Equipment, Providers Directory & Industry Resource Center, from InfoComm International. AV-IQ is a comprehensive online resource for the pro-AV industry that includes equipment database, case studies and local service directories.
buyer parent: Wicks Group of Companies
buyer: NewBay Media LLC
NewBay Media is the leading information and marketing solutions provider for the Music, AV/Pro Audio, Consumer Electronics/Gaming, Video, Broadcast and Cable Television, and Education. They connect and inform millions of constituents in these industries through award-winning content. "
target parent: InfoComm International
target: AV-iQ
AV-IQ provides North America with the most comprehensive pro-AV resource. Explore audiovisual equipment catalogs featuring the brand-new product data comparison tool and BIM library, and check out the case studies library for cutting-edge pro-AV inspiration.
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announced 5/29/2013 via BNC Analysis

Saraiva S.A. Livreiros Editores, will acquire Editora Érica Ltda.

synopsis: Saraiva S.A. Livreiros Editores signed a contract to purchase Editora Érica Ltda. Editora Érica Ltda. publishes books focused on the technology sector.
buyer: Saraiva S.A. Livreiros Editores
Saravia.com.br is a pioneer in e-commerce in Brazil. It is one of the largest online retailers of books in Brazil. Saravia operated 91 stores in 2009 and was the largest bookstore chain in Brazil in terms of revenue. "
target: Editora Érica Ltda.
Editora Érica Ltda. operates as a publishing house in Brazil. Their books are targeted at the technology segment, including titles in the areas of Administration, Electronics, Electrical, Mechanical, Computer, Internet, Networks and Telecommunications.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$7
EBITDA ($mm)
$2
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0.0x
announced 5/29/2013 via BNC Analysis

Saraiva S.A. Livreiros Editores, will acquire Editora Érica Ltda.

synopsis: Saraiva S.A. Livreiros Editores signed a contract to purchase Editora Érica Ltda. Editora Érica Ltda. publishes books focused on the technology sector.
buyer: Saraiva S.A. Livreiros Editores
Saravia.com.br is a pioneer in e-commerce in Brazil. It is one of the largest online retailers of books in Brazil. Saravia operated 91 stores in 2009 and was the largest bookstore chain in Brazil in terms of revenue. "
target: Editora Érica Ltda.
Editora Érica Ltda. operates as a publishing house in Brazil. Their books are targeted at the technology segment, including titles in the areas of Administration, Electronics, Electrical, Mechanical, Computer, Internet, Networks and Telecommunications.
price ($mm)
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$7
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$2
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0.0x
closed 1/1/2021 via BNC Analysis

Nur gute Bücher, acquired Internationaler Medien Service

synopsis: A. Stein'sche Mediengruppe (Nur gute Bücher) from Werl, Germany, is buying the specialist media specialist ims Internationaler Medien Service in Hamburg. ims is the B2B-sector specialist in the efficient, non-publisher-dependent procurement of printed and digital technical media for a wide range of business organisations.
buyer: Nur gute Bücher
Based in Germany, Nur gute Bücher is the business-to-consumer shop of A. Stein'sche Mediengruppe GmbH. Founded as a partner bookstore for independent publishers and their readers and friends, Nur gute Bücher has now developed into a specialist bookstore for exceptional publications. "
target parent: PVG Presse-Vertriebs-Gesellschaft mbH & Co. KG
target: Internationaler Medien Service
ims (Internationaler Medien Service) is the B2B-sector specialist in the efficient, non-publisher-dependent procurement of printed and digital technical media for a wide range of business organisations.
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closed 11/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

JP/Politikens Hus A/S, acquired Saxo.com ApS

synopsis: JP/Politikens Hus, one of Denmark's leading media companies, has acquired Saxo, Denmark's first and largest online bookstore. Saxo offers Danish and English titles in various genres and formats, including printed books, e-books and audiobooks.
buyer: JP/Politikens Hus A/S
JP/Politikens Hus is one of Denmark's leading media companies in printed, digital and mobile publications. JP/Politikens Hus publishes three national newspapers, EKSTRA BLADET, MORGENAVISEN JYLLANDS-POSTEN and POLITIKEN – Denmark's leading daily newspapers. "
target: Saxo.com ApS
Saxo is Denmark's first and largest online bookstore. Saxo offers Danish and English titles in various genres and formats, including printed books, e-books and audiobooks. Their genres include fiction, romance, food, travel, hobby, erotica, art, mysteries and more.
price ($mm)
$29*
rev ($mm)
$46
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closed 7/1/2018 via BNC Analysis

Buchversand-stein.de, acquired Kohlibri

synopsis: Buchversand-stein.de (A. Stein'sche Buchhandlung Gmbh), a family owned bookstore in Germany, has acquired Kohlibri, an online bookstore in Germany. Kohlibri offers a wide variety of books, including fiction, non-fiction, art books, classic literature, audio books, and children's books.
buyer: Buchversand-stein.de
Buchversand-stein.de (A. Stein'sche Buchhandlung Gmbh) is a family owned bookstore in Germany. The company sells books, newspapers, magazines, audio books, e-books, e-readers, maps, and DVDs. They offer novels, children's books, travel guides, textbooks, school books, and much more. "
target: Kohlibri
Founded in 1998, Kohlibri is an online bookstore in Germany. Kohlibri offers a wide variety of books, including fiction, non-fiction, art books, classic literature, audio books, and children's books. Kohlibri provides descriptions, images, sample pages or audio, and more for each book.
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announced 3/22/2017 via BNC Analysis

Rockaway Capital, will acquire Euromedia Group

synopsis: Rockaway Capital, a global investment firm, is to acquire Euromedia Group (EMG), one of the strongest and largest companies operating on the book market in the Czech Republic. EMG provides book publishing services and operates an internet bookstore and sales of electronic books.
buyer: Rockaway Capital
Rockaway Capital is a global investment firm with offices in San Francisco, Prague and Sao Paolo. The firm invests in high growth, transformational companies across e-commerce, B2B SaaS, fintech, and travel/transportation. "
target: Euromedia Group
Euromedia Group (EMG) is one of the strongest and largest companies operating on the book market in the Czech Republic. EMG provides book publishing services and operates an internet bookstore and sales of electronic books. The company was founded in 1991 and is based in Prague, Czech Republic.
price ($mm)
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$52
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closed 11/30/2016 via BNC Analysis

Bridges Ventures, acquired World of Books Ltd

synopsis: Bridges Ventures, a specialist fund manager, has acquired a majority stake in World of Books, a company that sells quality used books online at competitive prices to millions of customers worldwide each year.
buyer: Bridges Ventures
Bridges Ventures is a specialist fund manager, dedicated to using an impact-driven investment approach to create superior returns for both investors and society at-large. Bridges currently manages almost £800m across three fund types: Sustainable Growth Funds, Property Funds and Social Sector Funds."
target: World of Books Ltd
World of Books sells quality used books at competitive prices to millions of customers worldwide each year. Established by a group of dedicated book lovers, over the past 10 years World of Books has seen inventory grow from 1,000 books to over 2 million in stock.
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closed 3/30/2016 via PR Newswire

Follett Corporation, acquired Wobo, Inc.

synopsis: Follett Corporation announced that the company has acquired Wobo, Inc., a leading service for independent managed campus stores to find and purchase books online in volume. The acquisition includes Wobo, Inc. assets including the BookVolume tool, enabling Follett Wholesale to leverage new technology in transforming the Wholesale business.
buyer: Follett Corporation
Follett has been a trusted partner to pre-K and K-12 schools, districts, and college campuses, taking care of the critical details that make it easier for schools to run. Follett works with 80,000 schools as a leading provider of education technology, services and print and digital content. "
target: Wobo, Inc.
Founded in 2004, Wobo, Inc. (Woody's Books, Inc.) began as an online vendor of books, cds and dvds. Selling through various online marketplaces provided Wobo, Inc. the foundation to expand into offering software solutions in and out of the book industry.
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closed 5/6/2015 via BNC Analysis

Hugendubel, acquired eBook.de NET GmbH

synopsis: Heinrich Hugendubel Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung, the largest owner-operated bookstore in Germany, agreed to acquire eBook.de NET, a company that offers online retail services for books.
buyer: Hugendubel
Heinrich Hugendubel Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung offers retail sale of books and journals. The company was founded in 1893 and is based in Munich, Germany. "
target: eBook.de NET GmbH
eBook.de NET GmbH offers online retail services for books. The company was formerly known as Libri.de Internet GmbH. The company was founded in 1999 and is based in Hamburg, Germany.
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closed 3/12/2014 via Company Press Release

Arnoldo Mondadori Editore S.p.A., acquired Anobii Limited

synopsis: The Mondadori Group, a publisher and printer in Italy, has bought from Anobii Ltd. the brand and assets of Anobii, the global social reading platform that has more than a million users around the world and its strongest base in Italy, with 300,000 users.
buyer parent: FinInvest SpA
buyer: Arnoldo Mondadori Editore S.p.A. (BIT:MN:$927.63)
Arnoldo Mondadori Editore S.p.A. is a publisher and printer in Italy. The Company's publications include books, magazines, newspapers, advertising, business information, graphics, direct marketing and on-line information services. "
target parent: J. Sainsbury plc
target: Anobii Limited
Anobii is a social e-books platform which enables people to discover titles and purchase them to read on mobile and tablet devices. In 2010, Anobii received investment from Penguin, Random House, HarperCollins and HMV to build a social retail site for e-books.
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closed 1/6/2014 via BNC Analysis

Zola Books, acquired Bookish.com

synopsis: The social e-book retailer Zola Books has acquired curated book recommendation site Bookish, a one‐stop, comprehensive online destination designed to connect readers with books and authors.
buyer: Zola Books
Zola Books is an eBooks retailer embedded in a social network that enables customers to discover, purchase and enjoy eBooks in a cross-platform social reader. "
target: Bookish.com
Bookish.com is a content discovery and ecommerce website devoted to books which allows users to browse an extensive database of books and authors, add books to user-created digital "shelves", get custom book recommendations, and more.
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closed 4/19/2013 via BNC Analysis

Dogan Muzik Kitap Magazacilik Pazarlama A.S., acquired Elektronik Bilgi Iletisim Hizmetleri

synopsis: D&R, active in entertainment retail, has purchased all shares of Elektronik Bilgi İletişim Hizmetleri, which owned Idefix and Prefix online booksellers, to enlarge the D&R online sale store.
buyer parent: Dogan Group
buyer: Dogan Muzik Kitap Magazacilik Pazarlama A.S.
Dogan Muzik Kitap Magazacilik Pazarlama A.S. (D & R) engages in the retail of books and music CD's and other entertainment products. The company in based in Instanbul, Turkey and operates as a subsidiary of Dogan Yayin Holding. "
target: Elektronik Bilgi Iletisim Hizmetleri
Elektronik Bilgi Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. (EBI) is an innovative internet company operating legacy e-marketing and social networking web sites in Turkey. Among them are www.idefix.com online bookseller, www.siberalem.com e-dating and social networking web site, www.itiraf.com popular confessions.
price ($mm)
$4.66
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closed 2/13/2013 via BNC Analysis

Plympton, acquired DailyLit

synopsis: Plympton announced that it has acquired DailyLit, which breaks classic and contemporary novels down into short chunks and delivers them via email.
buyer: Plympton
Plympton is a new literary studio devoted to reinventing the way people experience literature by combining serialized fiction and digital platforms. Despite the upheaval confronting traditional publishing models, readers are still actively searching for smart new writing. "
target: DailyLit
DailyLit sends books in installments via e-mail or RSS feed. It currently offers over 1000 classic and contemporary books available entirely for free or on a Pay-Per-Read basis (with sample installments available for free).
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closed 9/4/2012 via BNC Analysis

Tesco Stores Limited, acquired Mobcast Services Ltd

synopsis: Tesco has acquired Mobcast, the digital book platform provider, to offer customers more choices in how they buy books. Mobcast provides a digital book retail platform with a catalogue of UK’s most popular titles which can be bought and read on smartphones, tablets and e-readers.
buyer: Tesco Stores Limited (LSE:TSCO:$76,795.61)
Tesco is a British multinational grocery and general merchandise retailer headquartered in Cheshunt, United Kingdom. It is the third-largest retailer in the world measured by revenues (after Wal-Mart and Carrefour) and the second-largest measured by profits (after Wal-Mart). "
target: Mobcast Services Ltd
Mobcast has established itself as a world leader in eBook delivery. Mobcast provides a digital book retail platform with a catalogue of more than 130,000 of the UK’s most popular titles which can be bought and read on smartphones, tablets and e-readers.
price ($mm)
$7.14
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EV / EBITDA
closed 6/12/2012 via BNC Analysis

J. Sainsbury plc, acquired Anobii Limited

synopsis: Anobii Limited has acquired by J Sainsbury plc. Anobii is a social e-books platform which enables people to discover titles and purchase them to read on mobile and tablet devices. In 2010, Anobii received investment from Penguin, Random House, HarperCollins and HMV to build a social retail site for e-books.
buyer: J. Sainsbury plc
Sainsbury is one of UK's oldest retailers in the food industry. With their products, they help customers eat healthy, help suppliers and farmers reduct the impact on the environment, and play an active role in the communities they serve. "
target parent: HMV Media Group
target: Anobii Limited
Anobii is a social e-books platform which enables people to discover titles and purchase them to read on mobile and tablet devices. In 2010, Anobii received investment from Penguin, Random House, HarperCollins and HMV to build a social retail site for e-books.
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closed 4/17/2012 via BNC Analysis

Numilog, acquired Numilog

synopsis: Hachette Livre has sold its e-book distribution platform Numilog to its Founder and CEO, Denis Zwirn.
buyer: Numilog
Numilog operates as an ebookstore and aggregator. It offers the conversion of printed books to digital books, as well as an online library. "
target parent: Lagardère SCA
target: Numilog
Numilog operates as an ebookstore and aggregator. It offers the conversion of printed books to digital books, as well as an online library.
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closed 1/11/2012 via PR Newswire

Rakuten Inc., acquired Kobo Inc.

synopsis: Kobo Inc. announced the successful acquisition of all its outstanding shares by Rakuten, Inc. Kobo Inc. is a global eReading service with more than 2.5 million eBooks, magazines and newspaperss – one of the largest eReading catalogues in the world.
buyer: Rakuten Inc. (TSE:4755:$13,427.32)
Rakuten, Inc., is one of the world’s leading Internet service companies, providing a variety of consumer and business-focused services including e-commerce, travel, banking, securities, credit card, e-money, portal & media, online marketing and professional sports. Rakuten is expanding globally. "
target parent: Indigo Books & Music Inc.
target: Kobo Inc.
Kobo Inc. is a global eReading service with more than 2.5 million eBooks, magazines and newspapers – one of the largest eReading catalogues in the world. Kobo has top ranked eReading applications for iPad, iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows and MacOS.
price ($mm)
$315
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 7/11/2011 via BNC Analysis

Amazon.com, Inc., acquired The Book Depository International

synopsis: Online retailer Amazon.com has acquired online book retailer The Book Depository International. With its largest customer base streaming in from Australia, The Book Depository has grown to offer more than six million books to its customers located in more than 100 countries.
buyer: Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN:$419,130.00)
Amazon.com, Inc., a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, seeks to be Earth's most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices. "
target: The Book Depository International
The Book Depository International is an online book retailer based in the UK. With its largest customer base streaming in from Australia, the company has grown to offer more than six million books to its customers located in more than 100 countries.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$110
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/19/2009 via PR Newswire

Smashwords, Inc., acquired BookHabit, Ltd.

synopsis: Silicon Valley based Smashwords, Inc. has acquired Wellington New Zealand company BookHabit Limited, consolidating Smashwords' position as the world's premier ebook publishing and distribution platform for independent authors and publishers.
buyer: Smashwords, Inc.
Launched in 2008, Smashwords is a publisher and distributor of multi-format ebooks. The free Smashwords ebook publishing platform puts authors and publishers in full control over the pricing, sampling and distribution of their works. "
target: BookHabit, Ltd.
BookHabit was founded in 2008 by Clare Tanner, an entrepreneur and avid reader. BookHabit's mission was to give published and unpublished writers a conduit to the reading world, and give readers access to new, undiscovered writers.
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closed 4/24/2009 via BNC Analysis

Cyrte Investments B.V., acquired bol.com b.v.

synopsis: Cyrte Investments is pleased to announce the acquisition of bol.com, the leading online Dutch retailer, from Germany based Holtzbrinck Networks GmbH and Verlagsgruppe Weltbild GmbH.
buyer: Cyrte Investments B.V.
Cyrte Investments was originally started in 2000 as the family office for the private wealth of media-entrepreneur John de Mol -- the founder of Endemol and creator of Big Brother and Deal or No Deal. Cyrte has subsequently grown to include a number of other investors. "
target: bol.com b.v.
bol.com b.v. is an online retailer for books and entertainment products. It offers Dutch and English books, music CDs, DVDs, games, software, notebooks and computer accessories, and electronic and telecommunication products.
price ($mm)
$266
rev ($mm)
$297
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.9x
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/6/2009 via PR Newswire

Author Solutions, Inc., acquired Trafford Publishing

synopsis: Author Solutions, the world leader in indie book publishing - the fastest-growing segment of book publishing, announced the acquisition of the publishing assets of Trafford Publishing of Victoria, British Columbia.
buyer parent: Bertram Capital Management LLC.
buyer: Author Solutions, Inc.
Author Solutions, Inc. (ASI), is the world leader in the fastest-growing segment of publishing. Through its self-publishing brands, AuthorHouse, iUniverse, Xlibris, Inkubook, and Wordclay, ASI enables more authors to self publish, promote, and sell their books than any other company in the world. "
target: Trafford Publishing
The first company in the world to offer an "on-demand publishing service," Trafford has led the independent publishing revolution since its establishment in 1995. Trafford also was one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books.
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closed 3/5/2009 via Reuters

Barnes & Noble Inc., acquired Fictionwise, Inc.

synopsis: Barnes & Noble Inc the world's largest bookseller, said it acquired e-book seller Fictionwise for $15.7 million in cash, to expand its presence in digital world. After the deal, Barnes & Noble, which plans to launch an e-Bookstore later this year, intends to keep Fictionwise as a separate business unit.
buyer: Barnes & Noble Inc. (BKS:$3,583.39)
Barnes & Noble, Inc., the world’s largest bookseller and a Fortune 500 company, operates 777 bookstores in 50 states. Barnes & Noble conducts its online business through Barnes & Noble.com, one of the Web’s largest e-commerce sites. "
target: Fictionwise, Inc.
Fictionwise.com is committed to providing the Internet's most comprehensive collection of fiction (and yes nonfiction too!) in the most popular eBook formats. At Fictionwise, you'll find award-winning and high quality eBooks by top authors in all the major genres.
price ($mm)
$16
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