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closed 6/24/2013 via BusinessWire

Demand Media, Inc., acquired Society6

synopsis: Demand Media® announced that it has acquired Society6, a leading digital marketplace powered by artists. The e-commerce marketplace enables artists to seamlessly upload and merchandise unique artwork and sell a variety of products, such as phone cases, art prints, home décor, and other merchandise.
buyer: Demand Media, Inc. (LFGR:$154.96)
Demand Media, Inc. is a leading digital media and domain services company that informs and entertains one of the internet’s largest audiences, helps advertisers find innovative ways to engage with their customers and enables publishers, individuals and businesses to expand their online presence. "
target: Society6
Society6 is a leading digital marketplace powered by artists. The e-commerce marketplace enables artists to seamlessly upload and merchandise unique artwork and sell a variety of products, such as phone cases, art prints, home décor, and other merchandise.
price ($mm)[EV]
$84 [$80]
rev ($mm)
$19
EBITDA ($mm)
$6
EV / rev
4.8x
EV / EBITDA
15.5x
announced 6/29/2021 via PR Newswire

Etsy Inc., will acquire Elo7

synopsis: Etsy, Inc., which operates two-sided online marketplaces that connect millions of passionate and creative buyers and sellers around the world, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Elo7, a privately held marketplace for unique, handmade items based in Brazil.
buyer: Etsy Inc. (ETSY:$2,048.22)
Etsy is the global marketplace for unique and creative goods. They connect buyers and sellers from all over world. Buyers come to Etsy to be inspired by items that are crafted by creative entrepreneurs. For sellers, they offer a range of tools and services that address key business needs. "
target: Elo7
Elo7 is the first and leading marketplace for artisans and lovers of handcraft and handmade goods in Brazil. Elo7 connects sellers and buyers that love handicrafts and exclusive handmade goods, promoting a positive e-commerce and social experience in a safe, convenient and user-friendly environment.
price ($mm)
$217
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closed 10/17/2018 via BNC Analysis

Bukalapak, acquired Prelo

synopsis: Bukalapak, the largest online marketplace in Southeast Asia, has acquihired Prelo, an online marketplace for second-hand goods in Indonesia. Prelo allows users to safely buy and sell used goods in a variety of categories, including clothing, accessories, beauty products, books, gadgets, hobbies, antiques, babies & kids, and home & living.
buyer: Bukalapak
Bukalapak is the largest online marketplace in Southeast Asia. Bukalapak sells a diverse range of products, including clothing, food, electronics, tickets, office supplies, cars, and more. Bukalapak connects sellers to tens of millions of online shoppers. "
target: Prelo
Prelo is an online marketplace for second-hand goods in Indonesia. Prelo allows users to safely buy and sell used goods in a variety of categories, including clothing, accessories, beauty products, books, gadgets, hobbies, antiques, babies & kids, and home & living.
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closed 9/30/2016 via BNC Analysis

Modern Star Pty Ltd, acquired CleverPatch Pty Ltd.

synopsis: Navis Capital Partners has embarked on the acquisition of CleverPatch for its education resources company Modern Star, which it has aspirations to grow and sell within about two years. CleverPatch is fast becoming Australia’s most creative online craft store. With over 4,500 products, CleverPatch has everything to design, create and make.
buyer parent: Navis Capital Partners
buyer: Modern Star Pty Ltd
Modern Star Pty Ltd is a leading Australian business-to-business distributor of education resources to early childhood centres and schools. Modern Star is the original and largest supplier of educational ‘hands on’ resources to education institutions all across Australia and New Zealand. "
target: CleverPatch Pty Ltd.
CleverPatch is fast becoming Australia’s most creative online craft store. CleverPatch is all about the doing! With over 4,500 products and 1,200 free ideas they have everything to design, create and make…they have everything covered for the budding crafters at home and school!
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closed 6/14/2016 via BNC Analysis

Giftxoxo, acquired BookMyInterest

synopsis: Experiential rewards and recognition startup Giftxoxo has acqui-hired Bengaluru-based startup BookMyInterest, a marketplace for hobbies and leisure activities.
buyer: Giftxoxo
Giftxoxo is a company focused on experiential gifting since its start in 2012. Giftxoxo’s unique Corporate Gifts make them the pioneer in the gifting industry. Giftxoxo specializes in Experiences gifts, Gift vouchers and Rewards and the Recognition Portal - XoxoEngage. "
target: BookMyInterest
BookMyInterest is a marketplace for hobbies and leisure activities. BookMyInterest which is owned and operated by MyInt Technologies Pvt Ltd., facilitates search of verified and rated service providers catering to various interests and hobbies.
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closed 6/25/2014 via BNC Analysis

Etsy Inc., acquired A Little Market

synopsis: Etsy, a marketplace where people around the world connect to buy and sell unique goods, announced that it has acquired a French company called A Little Market, a Paris-based online marketplace for handmade items.
buyer: Etsy Inc. (ETSY:$2,048.22)
Etsy is a marketplace where people around the world connect to buy and sell unique goods. Their mission is to re-imagine commerce in ways that build a more fulfilling and lasting world. Etsy is a venue made up of individual artists and crafters who maintain their own online shops. "
target: A Little Market
A Little Market is a Paris-based online marketplace for handmade items. The company was incorporated in 2009 and is based in Paris, France.
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closed 2/25/2010 via PR Newswire

eBay, acquired World of Good Inc.

synopsis: World of Good Inc., a five-year-old social venture that connects artisans from developing communities with mainstream retail markets, announced that eBay has fully acquired its brand and related assets.
buyer: eBay (EBAY:$10,761.00)
eBay pioneers communities built on commerce, sustained by trust and inspired by opportunity. eBay enables e-commerce on a local, national and international basis with an array of websites that bring together millions of buyers and sellers every day. "
target: World of Good Inc.
World of Good Inc., a social venture that connects artisans from developing communities with mainstream retail markets. World of Good was founded with the mission to help small artisan producers improve their livelihoods by providing them with access to mainstream retail markets.
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announced 8/8/2019 via BNC Analysis

Animoca Brands, will acquire Quidd, Inc.

synopsis: Hong Kong-based Animoca Brands Corporation Limited will acquire Quidd, Inc., a digital goods company. Quidd owns and operates the leading global marketplace for buying and selling digital collectibles. The Quidd marketplace, catalog, and collections are accessed by a community of end-users via the Quidd mobile application.
buyer: Animoca Brands (ASX:AB1:$8.69)
Hong Kong-based Animoca Brands leverages gamification, blockchain, and AI technologies to develop and publish a broad portfolio of mobile products including games such as The Sandbox and Crazy Kings as well as products based on popular intellectual properties such as Garfield and Thomas & Friends. "
target parent: Sequoia Capital
target: Quidd, Inc.
Quidd is the world's leading marketplace for buying and selling digital collectibles. Through its apps, millions of people collect, buy, sell, and display limited-edition digital stickers, cards, and 3D toys featuring IP from the world’s best media and entertainment brands.
price ($mm)
$5.00
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closed 10/13/2016 via PR Newswire

Auction Mobility, acquired Lofty

synopsis: Auction Mobility, LLC announced the acquisition of Lofty.com, the trusted online marketplace for fine and decorative art. The acquisition enables Auction Mobility's art and collectible auction house clients to seamlessly publish their catalogs to their own white-labeled platforms provided by Auction Mobility, and to the Lofty.com marketplace.
buyer: Auction Mobility
Auction Mobility is the world's leading mobile and tablet auction platform, providing clients with a unique digital experience to promote their brand across mobile, tablet and the web. Buyers can participate from anywhere in the world as if they were sitting feet from the auctioneer. "
target: Lofty
Lofty.com, the trusted online marketplace for art and collectibles, provides access to unique inventory sourced from professional sellers around the world, helping buyers find items they will treasure with peace of mind. Buying and selling art and collectibles on Lofty.com is seamless and simple.
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announced 10/31/2012 via BNC Analysis

Stanley Gibbons Group Ltd., will acquire bidstart

synopsis: The Stanley Gibbons Group plc has conditionally agreed to acquire the assets of Stampwants.com Inc, trading as bidStart, a US-based collectibles business. The business operates a customised search engine specifically built for the trading of collectibles, providing a fully transparent marketplace for buyers and sellers.
buyer: Stanley Gibbons Group Ltd. (AIM:SGI:$88.38)
Stanley Gibbons Ltd is the market leader in the stamp collecting market and the Gibbons name is synonymous with the hobby. Its catalogues are considered the standard reference guide for the stamp collecting world. The company also hosts live and online auctions and publishes magazines. "
target: bidstart
bidStart is an online marketplace and community connecting buyers and sellers of collectibles; including stamps, coins, comics, sports cards and more; offering auction & store items. bidStart offers unrivaled customer service with a personal touch and low selling fees.
price ($mm)
$0.67
rev ($mm)
$0
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.3x
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/30/2008 via PR Newswire

WorthPoint Corporation, acquired GoAntiques, Inc.

synopsis: Atlanta-based WorthPoint, a leading online source for information about art, antiques and collectibles, announced that it has completed its acquisition of Dublin, Ohio-based GoAntiques, an online network for buying and selling antiques and collectibles.
buyer: WorthPoint Corporation
Founded in 2007, WorthPoint has quickly become the largest social network for researching the worth of antiques and collectibles. More than 50,000 people registered as WorthPoint members in the company's first nine months. "
target: GoAntiques, Inc.
Founded in 1994, by Kathy Kamnikar, as Antique Networking, GoAntiques is the oldest Web antiques-and-collectibles site. It offers 600,000 items from more than 1,300 dealers in 31 countries and the world's largest antiques and collectibles price guide, PriceMiner(R).
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closed 9/6/2005 via PR Newswire

Collectors Universe, acquired Certified Coin Exchange

synopsis: Collectors Universe, Inc., a leading provider of value-added authentication and grading and other value-added services to dealers and collectors of high-value collectibles, today announced that it has completed its purchase of Certified Coin Exchange (CCE) and a related business for $2.18 million in cash.
buyer: Collectors Universe (CLCT:$70.16)
Collectors Universe is a full-service provider of value-added services to dealers and collectors of coins, sportscards, sports memorabilia, rare currency and rare records. "
target: Certified Coin Exchange
Certified Coin Exchange has been a marketplace in US certified rare coin trading between major coin dealers in the United States since 1990, with similar operations for uncertified coins dating back to the 1960's.
price ($mm)
$2.18
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announced 6/3/2019 via BNC Analysis

Fanatics, Inc., will acquire Steiner Sports

synopsis: Fanatics, global leader in licensed sports merchandise, has reached an agreement to acquire Steiner Sports, a company that was founded as an athlete marketing firm but has expanded into memorabilia, selling autographed items. The deal does not include Steiner’s athlete contracts.
buyer: Fanatics, Inc.
The global leader in licensed sports merchandise, Fanatics is changing the way fans purchase their team apparel and jerseys through an innovative, tech-infused approach to making and selling fan gear in today’s on-demand culture. Fanatics sells the largest collection of timeless merchandise. "
target: Steiner Sports
Steiner Sports was founded as an athlete marketing company. They later expanded into memorabilia, selling autographed items. Steiner Sports is the exclusive distributor of game-used items for the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Dallas Cowboys, Notre Dame, Syracuse and other entities.
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closed 9/18/2012 via PR Newswire

1stdibs, acquired Online Galleries

synopsis: 1stdibs, the leading online global marketplace for rare and desirable objects, is pleased to announce that it has just purchased Online Galleries, the prestigious UK-owned online services provider to the arts and antiques trade.
buyer: 1stdibs
1stdibs is a global marketplace that is a recognised and trusted source for collectors, interior designers and buyers around the world. Each week an average of 2,500 rare and beautiful objects are catalogued and added to the 1stdibs website by its 1,700 international dealers. "
target: Online Galleries
Online Galleries is the world's most respected art and antiques community that offers professionals, private collectors and academics a safe environment to search for the highest quality art and antiques.
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announced 2/24/2021 via Bloomberg

The Chernin Group, will acquire Goldin Auctions

synopsis: The Chernin Group (TCG), a multi-stage investment firm dedicated to building consumer businesses, will acquire a majority stake in Goldin Auctions, a leading sports memorabilia auction house. Goldin Auctions offers a variety of sports memorabilia and collectibles through their online auctions and catalogs.
buyer: The Chernin Group
The Chernin Group (TCG) is a multi-stage investment firm dedicated to building consumer businesses. TCG focuses on majority and minority investments in growing consumer businesses. Their portfolio includes digital media, commerce, marketplaces, sports, gaming, consumer finance, and health brands. "
target: Goldin Auctions
Goldin Auctions is a leading sports memorabilia auction house. Goldin Auctions offers a variety of sports memorabilia and collectibles through their online auctions and catalogs. Their products include trading cards, autographs, ticket stubs, photos, sneakers, coins, jerseys and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$27
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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announced 6/2/2021 via BNC Analysis

Etsy Inc., will acquire Depop Limited

synopsis: Etsy, the New York-based marketplace where crafty creators and those interested in their styles can discover and buy those goods, announced that it is acquiring Depop, a London-based marketplace targeting millennial and Gen-Z consumers with a new take on social shopping.
buyer: Etsy Inc. (ETSY:$2,048.22)
Etsy is the global marketplace for unique and creative goods. They connect buyers and sellers from all over world. Buyers come to Etsy to be inspired by items that are crafted by creative entrepreneurs. For sellers, they offer a range of tools and services that address key business needs. "
target: Depop Limited
Depop is a London-based marketplace targeting millennial and Gen-Z consumers with a new take on social shopping. Depop is a place where millions of users come to celebrate their style. The company is headquartered in London, with offices in Manchester, New York, Los Angeles, and Sydney.
price ($mm)
$1,625
rev ($mm)
$70
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
23.2x
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closed 8/18/2018 via Company Press Release

Walmart, acquired Flipkart

synopsis: Walmart Inc. and Flipkart Group ("Flipkart") announced the closing of the agreements for Walmart to become the largest shareholder in the Flipkart Group. The Flipkart Group is one of India’s largest e-commerce marketplace and includes group companies Flipkart, Myntra, Jabong, and PhonePe.
buyer: Walmart (WMT:$562,839.00)
Walmart Inc. helps people around the world save money and live better in retail stores, online, and through their mobile devices. Each week, nearly 265 million customers and members visit their more than 11,200 stores under 55 banners in 27 countries and eCommerce websites. "
target: Flipkart
The Flipkart Group is one of India’s largest e-commerce marketplace and includes group companies Flipkart, Myntra, Jabong, and PhonePe. Flipkart has enabled millions to be a part of India's e-commerce revolution, offering over 80 million products across 80+ categories.
price ($mm)
$16,000*
rev ($mm)
$4,600
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
4.5x
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/9/2017 via Company Press Release

Eventbrite, will acquire Ticketfly, Inc.

synopsis: Eventbrite, the world’s leading ticketing and event technology platform, will acquire Ticketfly from Pandora, the world’s most powerful music discovery platform. Ticketfly is a ticketing platform focused on music promoters and venues. Its powerful digital marketing and analytics software helps promoters sell more tickets and streamline operations.
buyer: Eventbrite (EB:$162.01)
Eventbrite is an online service that people everywhere use to create, share, and join any event imaginable. Whether it's a photography class with a local artist, or a sold-out concert in a city stadium, Eventbrite makes it happen. "
target parent: Pandora Media, Inc.
target: Ticketfly, Inc.
Ticketfly, a subsidiary of Pandora, is a technology company reimagining the live event experience for promoters and fans. Its powerful ticketing, digital marketing, and analytics software helps promoters sell more tickets, streamline operations, and increase revenue per attendee.
price ($mm)
$200
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closed 11/2/2015 via BusinessWire

Pandora Media, Inc., acquired Ticketfly, Inc.

synopsis: Pandora, the world's most powerful music discovery platform, announced it has completed its acquisition of Ticketfly, Inc., a leading live events technology company, to create the definitive music platform for connecting fans, artists and event promoters.
buyer: Pandora Media, Inc. (P:$1,478.00)
Pandora is the world’s most powerful music discovery platform. They are driven by a single purpose: unleashing the infinite power of music by connecting artists and fans, whether through earbuds, car speakers, live on stage or anywhere fans want to experience it. "
target: Ticketfly, Inc.
Ticketfly is a technology company reimagining the live event experience for promoters and fans. Its powerful ticketing, digital marketing, and analytics software helps promoters book top talent, sell more tickets, and increase in-venue revenue.
price ($mm)
$450
rev ($mm)
$55
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
8.2x
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closed 9/23/2013 via Company Press Release

SevenVentures GmbH, acquired Mydays GmbH

synopsis: Seven Ventures, one of the leading media houses of Europe and Germany's largest television network, has acquired the majority of mydays.de, a leading provider of online gifting services in Germany.
buyer parent: ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG
buyer: SevenVentures GmbH
Seven Ventures is the venture arm of the ProSiebenSat.1 Group, one of the leading media houses of Europe and Germany's largest television network. "
target: Mydays GmbH
Mydays GmbH offers online gifting services in Germany. The company was founded in 2003 and is based in Munich, Germany.
price ($mm)
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$38
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closed 6/24/2013 via BusinessWire

Demand Media, Inc., acquired Society6

synopsis: Demand Media® announced that it has acquired Society6, a leading digital marketplace powered by artists. The e-commerce marketplace enables artists to seamlessly upload and merchandise unique artwork and sell a variety of products, such as phone cases, art prints, home décor, and other merchandise.
buyer: Demand Media, Inc. (LFGR:$154.96)
Demand Media, Inc. is a leading digital media and domain services company that informs and entertains one of the internet’s largest audiences, helps advertisers find innovative ways to engage with their customers and enables publishers, individuals and businesses to expand their online presence. "
target: Society6
Society6 is a leading digital marketplace powered by artists. The e-commerce marketplace enables artists to seamlessly upload and merchandise unique artwork and sell a variety of products, such as phone cases, art prints, home décor, and other merchandise.
price ($mm)[EV]
$84 [$80]
rev ($mm)
$19
EBITDA ($mm)
$6
EV / rev
4.8x
EV / EBITDA
15.5x
announced 4/30/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Hearst Newspapers, will purchase Library of Content from Leaf Group

synopsis: Leaf Group Ltd., a diversified consumer internet company, announced the signing of an Asset Sale & Services Agreement with Hearst Newspapers. Under this new agreement, Leaf Group transferred ownership of a library of content currently displayed on selected Hearst websites to Hearst Newspapers.
buyer parent: The Hearst Corporation
buyer: Hearst Newspapers
Hearst Newspapers is the operating group responsible for Hearst’s newspapers, local digital marketing services businesses and directories. With more than 3,000 employees across the nation, Hearst Newspapers publishes 24 dailies and 52 weeklies. "
seller: Leaf Group (LFGR:$154.96)
The Library of Content purchased from Leaf Group includes online newspaper articles. The articles are currently displayed online at selected Hearst Websites.
price ($mm)
$9.50
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closed 6/6/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Leaf Group, acquired Well+Good

synopsis: Leaf Group Ltd., a diversified consumer internet company comprised of several marketplace and media properties, announced it has acquired the wellness media company, Well+Good. Well+Good has premium content and experiences brand, known for its trend-spotting and high-caliber editorial content.
buyer: Leaf Group (LFGR:$154.96)
Leaf Group Ltd. is a diversified Internet company that builds platforms across its marketplace (Society6 and Saatchi Art) and media (Livestrong.com and eHow) properties to enable communities of creators to reach passionate audiences in large and growing lifestyle categories. "
target: Well+Good
Well+Good is an editorial leader in the fitness and wellness space, and has leveraged a reputation to create new business extensions to the core site. Driven by a team that seeks out new opportunities for expansion, Well+Good has a consistent record of robust revenue growth and profitability.
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$10
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closed 9/16/2016 via BusinessWire

Demand Media, Inc., acquired The Other Art Fair

synopsis: Demand Media, Inc., a diversified internet company comprised of several media and marketplace properties, announced that it has acquired The Other Art Fair, the U.K.’s leading art fair for discovering emerging artists. The Other Art Fair will complement Demand Media’s leading online art gallery marketplace, Saatchi Art.
buyer: Demand Media, Inc. (LFGR:$154.96)
Demand Media, Inc. is a diversified media and technology company that connects individual content creators and artists to sizable consumer audiences across several large and growing lifestyle categories via eHow, LIVESTRONG.com, Cracked, Society6 and Saatchi Art. "
target: The Other Art Fair
The Other Art Fair is the UK's leading artist fair to discover and buy art directly from the best emerging artistic talent. With bi-annual fairs strongly established in London, The Other Art Fair has grown both in the UK and abroad with editions now in Bristol and Sydney.
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closed 4/12/2016 via PR Newswire

The E.W. Scripps Company, acquired Cracked Entertainment, Inc.

synopsis: The E.W. Scripps Company has acquired multi-platform satire brand Cracked, which informs and entertains millennial audiences through a high-traffic website, mobile apps, original digital video, social media and a popular podcast. Cracked's editorial team has been known for smart humor that blends comedy and satire with social criticism.
buyer: The E.W. Scripps Company (SSP:$1,599.45)
The E.W. Scripps Company serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of television, print and digital media brands. Scripps owns 21 local television stations as well as daily newspapers in 13 markets across the United States. "
target parent: Demand Media, Inc.
target: Cracked Entertainment, Inc.
Based in New York, Cracked Entertainment is the publisher of the well-known CRACKED Magazine, one of America's oldest and most well-known humor magazines. It informs and entertains millennial audiences through a high-traffic website, mobile apps, original digital video and social media.
price ($mm)
$39
rev ($mm)
$11
EBITDA ($mm)
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3.5x
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announced 10/1/2015 via PR Newswire

iWin, will acquire ArcadeTown.com

synopsis: iWin announced it has acquired ArcadeTown.com, a popular casual game site that offers players free web games and PC downloadable games. ArcadeTown entertains close to 500,000 monthly unique gamers that are attracted to the site to engage in the site's vast library of over 1,000 games.
buyer: iWin
iWin is an innovative, cross platform publisher and distributor of casual games for the mass market. As a game publisher, iWin has created award winning games including Jewel Quest, Bubble Town and Jewel Quest Mysteries. "
target parent: Demand Media, Inc.
target: ArcadeTown.com
ArcadeTown.com offers web games and PC downloadable games. It attracts close to 500,000 monthly unique gamers through the site's vast library of over 1,000 games. Genres include Sports, Racing, Adventure, RPG, Strategy, Puzzle, and more.
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closed 9/23/2015 via BNC Analysis

Demand Media, Inc., acquired LEAFtv

synopsis: Internet company Demand Media Inc. said it is expanding its reach to millennial women with the addition of lifestyle website LEAFtv to its portfolio of brands. LEAFtv provides how-to videos covering topics such as floral arrangement, home improvement, food preparation and beauty tips.
buyer: Demand Media, Inc. (LFGR:$154.96)
Demand Media, Inc. is a leading digital media and domain services company that informs and entertains one of the internet’s largest audiences, helps advertisers find innovative ways to engage with their customers and enables publishers, individuals and businesses to expand their online presence. "
target: LEAFtv
LEAFtv is a fresh, easy to consume, how-to video commerce site and YouTube channel covering all things...living, eating and fashion.
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closed 2/26/2015 via PR Web

Sprinklr, acquired Pluck Corporation

synopsis: Sprinklr, Inc. announced the acquisition of Pluck, an Austin-based provider of technologies for content generation, syndication, social networking and news personalization. Pluck helps its customers more easily consume and leverage the new open content model that has emerged as the cornerstone of Web 2.0.
buyer: Sprinklr
Sprinklr provides the technology that enables large brands to manage customer experiences at every social touchpoint across teams, departments, divisions and geographies. Unlike tools and platforms, Sprinklr is the only fully integrated social relationship infrastructure. "
target parent: Demand Media, Inc.
target: Pluck Corporation
A leader in social media software solutions , Pluck provides the technologies for content generation, syndication, social networking and news personalization. Pluck helps its customers more easily consume and leverage the new open content model that has emerged as the cornerstone of Web 2.0.
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closed 8/11/2014 via Company Press Release

Demand Media, Inc., acquired Saatchi Online Inc.

synopsis: Demand Media has acquired Saatchi Online, Inc. which operates Saatchi Art, a leading online art gallery. Saatchi Art offers an unparalleled selection of paintings, drawings, sculpture and photography in a range of prices.
buyer: Demand Media, Inc. (LFGR:$154.96)
Demand Media, Inc. is a leading digital media and domain services company that informs and entertains one of the internet’s largest audiences, helps advertisers find innovative ways to engage with their customers and enables publishers, individuals and businesses to expand their online presence. "
target: Saatchi Online Inc.
Saatchi Art is the world’s leading online art gallery, connecting people with art and artists they love. Saatchi Art offers an unparalleled selection of paintings, drawings, sculpture and photography in a range of prices.
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$14
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closed 7/14/2014 via Company Press Release

ScribbleLive, acquired CoveritLive

synopsis: ScribbleLive has announced their acquisition of CoveritLive, the leading live-event publishing platform. Since its release in 2007, CoveritLive has been used by thousands of writers to engage millions of readers around the world. It is actively used both by traditional bloggers, journalists, major brands and mainstream media.
buyer: ScribbleLive
ScribbleLive's end-to-end content engagement platform helps their clients plan, create, distribute, measure, and optimize their content to foster meaningful and profitable relationships with their audience. "
target parent: Demand Media, Inc.
target: CoveritLive
CoveritLive is the leading live-event publishing platform. Since its release in 2007, CoveritLive has been used by thousands of writers to engage millions of readers around the world. It is actively used both by traditional bloggers, journalists, major brands and mainstream media.
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closed 7/14/2014 via Company Press Release

Otter Media, acquired Creativebug

synopsis: Otter Media, the newly-named venture between AT&T and The Chernin Group, has acquired Creativebug, Inc., one of the leading go-to sources for high-quality online video arts and crafts instruction, from Demand Media.
buyer parent: AT&T
buyer: Otter Media
Otter Media is a joint venture between AT&T and The Chernin Group. One of the strategic focuses of the venture is to invest in and build advertising and OTT video services for targeted audiences. "
target parent: Demand Media, Inc.
target: Creativebug
Based in San Francisco, Creativebug is the go-to source for online video art and craft workshops featuring some of the most well-respected designers in the craft word.
price ($mm)
$10
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closed 6/24/2013 via BusinessWire

Demand Media, Inc., acquired Society6

synopsis: Demand Media® announced that it has acquired Society6, a leading digital marketplace powered by artists. The e-commerce marketplace enables artists to seamlessly upload and merchandise unique artwork and sell a variety of products, such as phone cases, art prints, home décor, and other merchandise.
buyer: Demand Media, Inc. (LFGR:$154.96)
Demand Media, Inc. is a leading digital media and domain services company that informs and entertains one of the internet’s largest audiences, helps advertisers find innovative ways to engage with their customers and enables publishers, individuals and businesses to expand their online presence. "
target: Society6
Society6 is a leading digital marketplace powered by artists. The e-commerce marketplace enables artists to seamlessly upload and merchandise unique artwork and sell a variety of products, such as phone cases, art prints, home décor, and other merchandise.
price ($mm)[EV]
$84 [$80]
rev ($mm)
$19
EBITDA ($mm)
$6
EV / rev
4.8x
EV / EBITDA
15.5x
closed 3/19/2013 via BusinessWire

Demand Media, Inc., acquired Creativebug

synopsis: Demand Media announced the acquisition of Creativebug, the go-to source for high-quality, online video art and craft instruction. Creativebug’s network of exceptional designers and library of educational videos complements the crafts-related content on Demand Media’s eHow web property.
buyer: Demand Media, Inc. (LFGR:$154.96)
Demand Media, Inc. is a leading digital media and domain services company that informs and entertains one of the internet’s largest audiences, helps advertisers find innovative ways to engage with their customers and enables publishers, individuals and businesses to expand their online presence. "
target: Creativebug
Based in San Francisco, Creativebug is the go-to source for online video art and craft workshops featuring some of the most well-respected designers in the craft word.
price ($mm)
$8.00
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 1/7/2013 via BusinessWire

Demand Media, Inc., acquired Name.com

synopsis: Demand Media®, a leading digital media company, announced the acquisition of Denver-based Name.com, a domain name registrar known for its strong retail footprint, award-winning customer service and creative spirit. The acquisition is intended to expand Demand Media’s platform as it prepares for the historic release of new Top Level Domains.
buyer: Demand Media, Inc. (LFGR:$154.96)
Demand Media, Inc. is a leading digital media company that informs and entertains one of the internet’s largest audiences, helps advertisers find innovative ways to engage with their customers and enables publishers to expand their online presence. "
target: Name.com
Founded in 2003, Name.com customers have registered nearly 1.5 million domains, and use the company’s tools and services to grow their online presence. Name.com provides a direct channel to reach consumers and small businesses as they develop and manage their online identities.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/10/2011 via BusinessWire

Demand Media, Inc., acquired IndieClick Media Group, Inc.

synopsis: Demand Media® announced the acquisition of Los Angeles-based IndieClick, a premium online advertising company that specializes in connecting brands with passionate and engaged consumers. IndieClick’s innovative multi-platform advertising campaigns deliver impactful, integrated brand experiences.
buyer: Demand Media, Inc. (LFGR:$154.96)
Demand Media, Inc. is a content and social media company that serves consumers, advertisers, publishers and creative professionals with a diverse portfolio of properties, products and services. Some of its brands include How, LIVESTRONG.COM, Cracked and typeF. "
target: IndieClick Media Group, Inc.
IndieClick helps advertisers reach an influential audience of nearly 30 million unique visitors in the US through innovative ad formats – including rich media, video, mobile and social media – that are integrated onto carefully selected destinations.
price ($mm)
$12
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/10/2011 via BusinessWire

Demand Media, Inc., acquired RSS Graffiti

synopsis: Demand Media® announced the acquisition of RSS Graffiti, a Los Angeles-based developer of social media products. Launched in 2009, RSS Graffiti’s free Facebook application has become one of the most popular ways for publishers to program their Facebook pages with content from websites, blogs and other social platforms.
buyer: Demand Media, Inc. (LFGR:$154.96)
Demand Media, Inc. is a content and social media company that serves consumers, advertisers, publishers and creative professionals with a diverse portfolio of properties, products and services. Some of its brands include How, LIVESTRONG.COM, Cracked and typeF. "
target: RSS Graffiti
RSS Graffiti is a developer of social media products. Over 600,000 brands, online publishers and individuals use RSS Graffiti’s free Facebook application to publish more than 60 million pieces of content to Facebook each month.
price ($mm)
$15
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/9/2011 via BNC Analysis

Demand Media, Inc., acquired Emerging Cast Inc.

synopsis: Demand Media has acquired Emerging Cast, a Buenos Aires, Argentina, based content farm company led by Argentinean entrepreneurs Max Goldenberg and Damián Voltes. With the acquisition Demand Media expands into the U.S. Hispanic and Latin American markets with Spanish-language content.
buyer: Demand Media, Inc. (LFGR:$154.96)
Demand Media, Inc. is a content and social media company that serves consumers, advertisers, publishers and creative professionals with a diverse portfolio of properties, products and services. Some of its brands include How, LIVESTRONG.COM, Cracked and typeF. "
target: Emerging Cast Inc.
EmergingCast is leading crowd-sourced content factory in Latin America & US Hispanics. The company produces mass-scale and low cost materials (texts, audios & short-form videos) by employing thousands of freelancers worldwide.
price ($mm)
$3.20
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/3/2011 via BusinessWire

Demand Media, Inc., acquired CoveritLive

synopsis: Demand Media, Inc., a leading content and social media company, has announced the acquisition of CoveritLive. Brands like ESPN, Ford, News Corp and BBC use CoveritLive's live event platform to engage event audiences with real-time commentary, instant reader polling and question and answer capabilities.
buyer: Demand Media, Inc. (LFGR:$154.96)
Demand Media, Inc. is a leading online media company that informs, entertains and connects millions of people every day. Through a portfolio of vertical web properties, a global network of digital partners, and an innovative content studio, it publishes what the world wants to know and share. "
target: CoveritLive
Brands like ESPN, Ford, News Corp and BBC use CoveritLive to engage event audiences with real-time commentary, instant reader polling and question and answer capabilities.
price ($mm)
$4.40
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/5/2008 via BusinessWire

Demand Media, Inc., acquired Pluck Corporation

synopsis: Demand Media, Inc., the next-generation social media company, has acquired Pluck Corporation, a leading provider of social media tools and technologies, serving more than 200 media websites, reaching over 100 million users, and serving over 1.5 billion interactions per month.
buyer: Demand Media, Inc. (LFGR:$154.96)
Demand Media™ is a social media company that connects content creators and large audiences with advertisers through its network of vertical media web properties. By using its proprietary social media tools, Demand Media provides an interactive and vertically-focused media experience for users. "
target: Pluck Corporation
A leader in social media software solutions , Pluck provides the technologies for content generation, syndication, social networking and news personalization. Pluck helps its customers more easily consume and leverage the new open content model that has emerged as the cornerstone of Web 2.0.
price ($mm)
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closed 7/11/2007 via BusinessWire

Golflink.com, acquired GolfSpan.com

synopsis: GolfLink.com, the leading online golf information resource, today announced its acquisition of GolfSpan.com and its existing video library to build out its site that now includes more than 1,400 exclusive instructional golf tips and videos.
buyer parent: Demand Media, Inc.
buyer: Golflink.com
GolfLink is the most complete online golf resource available on the web. With a host of useful information valuable to golfers of all abilities, GolfLink is the ultimate one-stop shop for every golfer, from duffer to pro. "
target: GolfSpan.com
GolfSpan.com offers its members a video library including over 500 video tips and drills consisting of over 1,000 minutes of content. The company's content has been selected by hundreds of golf sites including the leading sports Web site, the top golf Web site and the world's most popular portal.
price ($mm)
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closed 6/12/2007 via BusinessWire

Demand Media, Inc., acquired ExpertVillage.com

synopsis: Demand Media, Inc., the next-generation social media company, announced its acquisition of ExpertVillage.com, the premier Internet source for professional “how-to” videos filmed and produced by local filmmakers that feature experts on a broad range of topics. The acquisition significantly expands Demand Media’s social media platform.
buyer: Demand Media, Inc. (LFGR:$154.96)
Demand Media™ is a social media company that connects content creators and large audiences with advertisers through its network of vertical media web properties. By using its proprietary social media tools, Demand Media provides an interactive and vertically-focused media experience for users. "
target: ExpertVillage.com
ExpertVillage is the largest producer of “made for the Internet” video content with over 17,000 short-format “how-to” videos that feature more than 1000 experts covering everything from Pilates to origami.
price ($mm)
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announced 4/30/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Hearst Newspapers, will purchase Library of Content from Leaf Group

synopsis: Leaf Group Ltd., a diversified consumer internet company, announced the signing of an Asset Sale & Services Agreement with Hearst Newspapers. Under this new agreement, Leaf Group transferred ownership of a library of content currently displayed on selected Hearst websites to Hearst Newspapers.
buyer parent: The Hearst Corporation
buyer: Hearst Newspapers
Hearst Newspapers is the operating group responsible for Hearst’s newspapers, local digital marketing services businesses and directories. With more than 3,000 employees across the nation, Hearst Newspapers publishes 24 dailies and 52 weeklies. "
seller: Leaf Group (LFGR:$154.96)
The Library of Content purchased from Leaf Group includes online newspaper articles. The articles are currently displayed online at selected Hearst Websites.
price ($mm)
$9.50
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/9/2011 via BNC Analysis

Demand Media, Inc., acquired Emerging Cast Inc.

synopsis: Demand Media has acquired Emerging Cast, a Buenos Aires, Argentina, based content farm company led by Argentinean entrepreneurs Max Goldenberg and Damián Voltes. With the acquisition Demand Media expands into the U.S. Hispanic and Latin American markets with Spanish-language content.
buyer: Demand Media, Inc. (LFGR:$154.96)
Demand Media, Inc. is a content and social media company that serves consumers, advertisers, publishers and creative professionals with a diverse portfolio of properties, products and services. Some of its brands include How, LIVESTRONG.COM, Cracked and typeF. "
target: Emerging Cast Inc.
EmergingCast is leading crowd-sourced content factory in Latin America & US Hispanics. The company produces mass-scale and low cost materials (texts, audios & short-form videos) by employing thousands of freelancers worldwide.
price ($mm)
$3.20
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 1/8/2020 via Bloomberg

CH Media, will acquire CH Media

synopsis: Barry Diller’s IAC/InterActive Corp. plans to sell CH Media, the parent of CollegeHumor and other digital brands, to the unit’s chief creative officer, Sam Reich. CH Media is comprised of the award-winning digital properties CollegeHumor, Dorkly, Drawfee, and the subscription service DROPOUT.
buyer: CH Media
Sam Reich is a longtime executive of CH Media and the unit's Chief Creative Officer. As a part of CollegeHumor since 2006, Sam Reich built the video team from scratch, earning the comedy brand 30M followers, a 50M+ weekly reach, 200M+ monthly video views, and 25+ Webby Awards. "
target parent: IAC
target: CH Media
CH Media is comprised of the award-winning digital properties CollegeHumor, Dorkly, Drawfee, and the subscription service DROPOUT. CH Media’s ad-supported properties are highly sought-after by brands who want to reach a younger, entertainment-loving audience.
price ($mm)
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closed 11/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Webedia SAS, acquired UTURN Group

synopsis: Saudi-based online entertainment network, UTURN Group, has joined forces with digital media company, Webedia, to create Arabic media and entertainment powerhouse, Webedia Arabia. UTURN Group is the leading Arabic entertainment network in the Middle East and North Africa.
buyer parent: Fimalac SA
buyer: Webedia SAS
Webedia is a global media and technology company, specialized in the recreation and entertainment industries. Webedia targets a passionate audience by building a global network of unique talents, media brands, events and services within the entertainment and recreation industries. "
target: UTURN Group
UTURN Group is the leading Arabic entertainment network in the Middle East and North Africa. UTURN was founded in 2010 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. They produce premium content with the aim to promote Arabic content globally.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 3/29/2018 via BusinessWire

Maven Inc., will acquire SAY Media, Inc.

synopsis: Maven announced it has signed a letter of intent to acquire Say Media, a company that is defining the digital magazine through a portfolio of influential brands and a next-generation publishing platform called Tempest that caters to the needs of both modern storytellers and marketers.
buyer: Maven Inc. (OTCPK:MVEN:$0.38)
Maven is a coalition of mavens operating on a single digital publishing, advertising and distribution platform, unified under a single media brand. Based in Seattle, Maven is publicly traded under the ticker symbol MVEN. "
target: SAY Media, Inc.
Say Media is defining the digital magazine through a portfolio of influential brands and a next-generation publishing platform called Tempest that caters to the needs of both modern storytellers and marketers.
price ($mm)
$13
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/28/2016 via Market Wire

CPXi, purchased Entertainment Sites from SpinMedia

synopsis: CPXi announced that it will acquire the celebrity news, gossip and entertainment websites; Celebuzz, The Frisky and The Superficial from SpinMedia. SpinMedia Group is a digital-first media company connecting a vast network of entertainment and music fans to the content, celebrities, and brands they love.
buyer: CPXi
CPXi is a comprehensive digital media company with over 15 years of experience driving efficiencies in the tech-enabled marketing space. They provide technology, services and processes that make digital more efficient and effective. "
seller: SpinMedia
Celebuzz.com, TheFrisky.com, and TheSuperficial.com are celebrity news, gossip and entertainment websites ran by SpinMedia. SpinMedia Group is a digital-first media company connecting a vast network of entertainment and music fans to the content, celebrities, and brands they love.
price ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 10/26/2016 via BNC Analysis

Funke Mediengruppe GmbH, acquired Media Partisans GmbH

synopsis: Funke Mediengruppe has acquired a majority interest in Media Partisans. The Potsdam-based company operates the heftig.co portal in Germany, as well as other websites, and is the European market leader for publishing on social media.
buyer: Funke Mediengruppe GmbH
Funke Mediengruppe publishes and distributes daily and weekly newspapers, trade magazines, and advertising journals and papers in Europe. It also operates radio stations; and advertising portals related to real estate, jobs, automobiles, and acquaintanceships. "
target: Media Partisans GmbH
Media Partisans is one of the fastest growing media companies in the world. It is their mission to connect the world through stories. They do so by producing only the most relevant and unusual content for an international audience. Every single story/video they produce reaches millions of people.
price ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 6/8/2016 via Company Press Release

MOBYT S.p.A., acquired MediaMob S.r.l.

synopsis: DigiTouch, one of the most active Italian independent players in digital marketing, has completed its sale of 51% of MediaMob to Mobyt, a leader in Italy in Mobile Marketing & Services and active in the web advertising. MediaMob is a programmatic sales house, offering technological solutions for audience targeting and programmatic advertising.
buyer: MOBYT S.p.A. (BIT:MBY:$28.32)
Mobyt delivers highly reliable solutions for the sending and receipt of SMS messaging services and emailing to support new marketing and advertising opportunities. Their services are currently used by over 28,000 companies, 70% of which are Italian. "
target parent: DigiTouch
target: MediaMob S.r.l.
MediaMob is an Italian independent digital solutions provider, specialized in programmatic advertising on premium inventory, with cross-device coverage and a wide range of creative ad formats. MediaMob leverages on the modern technological solutions related to audience targeting logics.
price ($mm)
$1.46*
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
0.8x
EV / EBITDA
5.1x
closed 4/16/2015 via BNC Analysis

Blinkx Plc, acquired All Media Network, LLC

synopsis: Internet media company Blinkx PLC said it has completed a deal to acquire All Media Network LLC. All Media Network connects today's digital audience with the best discovery services for music, movies, and TV. The acquisition of All Media gives Blinkx access to a number of website properties, including Sidereel.com, Allmusic.com and Allmovie.com.
buyer: Blinkx Plc (AIM:RTHM:$316.02)
blinkx is an Internet media company that connects consumers and brands through content online. Their patented COncept Recognition Engine technology leverages speech recognition, text and image analysis to understand the meaning and context of video content to generate improved search relevancy. "
target: All Media Network, LLC
All Media Network connects today's digital audience with the best discovery services for music, movies, and TV. With 118 million monthly page views across five web sites, All Media Network provides the most comprehensive and pervasive consumer entertainment products available anywhere.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/5/2015 via BNC Analysis

DDB Worldwide Communications Group Inc., acquired Lifelounge Group

synopsis: DDB Worldwide Communications Group Inc. has acquired independent creative agency Lifelounge Group. They specialise in creating authentic brand connections with 16-35 year-old Australians through print, websites, and advertising. They also publish the Lifelounge Sweeney Report, a provider of insights into the Australian 16-30 year old market.
buyer parent: Omnicom Group Inc.
buyer: DDB Worldwide Communications Group Inc.
DDB Worldwide is one of the world's largest and most influential advertising and marketing networks. At the 2014 Cannes International Festival of Creativity, DDB took home 87 Lions as well as Agency of the Year and Regional Network of the Year honors for adam&eveDDB and DDB EMEA, respectively. "
target: Lifelounge Group
Lifelounge Group is a digital media and entertainment company. They operate Lifelounge.com and TheVine.com.au, Australia's No. 1 youth & entertainment website. They are focused on opportunities that leverage research, technical expertise & creativity to develop digital products and campaigns.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/12/2012 via BusinessWire

Cazador Acquisition Corporation, will be merged with Net Element, Inc.

synopsis: Net Element, a global publisher of online destinations and soon-to-be operator of a mobile commerce platform for Russia and other emerging markets, and Cazador Acquisition Corporation, a special purpose acquisition company, announced the execution of a merger agreement.
buyer: Cazador Acquisition Corporation
Cazador Acquisition Corporation Ltd. is a special purpose acquisition company, also known as a blank-check company incorporated as a Cayman Islands-exempted company. "
target: Net Element, Inc. (NETE:$45.96)
Net Element is a publisher of digital destinations and services provider powered by a rich video services platform for commerce, HD and 3D formats. The platform supports a network of content-driven, vertically focused applications for consumer, professional and business marketplaces.
price ($mm)
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closed 10/26/2009 via BusinessWire

TopTenREVIEWS, Inc., purchased Consumer Media Division from Imaginova Corp.

synopsis: TopTenREVIEWS announced it has acquired the Consumer Media Division of Imaginova Inc., a privately held company based in New York City. Included in the acquisition are Space.com, LiveScience.com and Newsarama.com. As part of the ongoing expansion, TopTenREVIEWS has established the TechMediaNetwork to incorporate these properties.
buyer parent: TechMedia Network
buyer: TopTenREVIEWS, Inc.
Founded in 2003, TopTenREVIEWS.com provides consumers with side-by-side product and pricing comparisons to help them research, shop and purchase technology and entertainment products and services. "
seller: Imaginova Corp.
Imaginova, a leading digital media and commerce company, is the preeminent online destination for the Intellectually Curious. The Imaginova Network of media properties delivers engaging and entertaining editorial and multimedia content to a robust community of curious and well-informed users.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 7/17/2008 via PR Newswire

Glam Media, acquired Codex Media

synopsis: Glam Media acquired Munich-based firm, Codex Media to accelerate its launch in Germany. Codex Media is an ad network with a significant reach in the German lifestyle and entertainment area.
buyer: Glam Media
Glam Media pioneered the vertical content network model and is the fastest growing Top 20 Media Company in the U.S. Glam Media provides a compelling mix of fresh, original content created in-house on its owned & operated web sites and the carefully curated Glam Publishing Network. "
target: Codex Media
Codex Media is an ad network with a significant reach in the German lifestyle and entertainment area. While not specifically considered a women’s ad network it has a considerable share of that market.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 8/15/2006 via PR Newswire

IAC/InterActiveCorp, acquired Connected Ventures, LLC

synopsis: IAC/InterActiveCorp has acquired a 51% stake and full voting control of Connected Ventures, LLC, parent of leading comedy site CollegeHumor.com. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. CollegeHumor is the first site to join IAC Programming, launched earlier this year to buy and build branded online content properties.
buyer: IAC/InterActiveCorp (IAC:$2,786.38)
IAC operates more than 35 leading and diversified Internet businesses across 40 countries... our mission is to harness the power of interactivity to make daily life easier and more productive for people all over the world. "
target: Connected Ventures, LLC
Connected Ventures, LLC operates online content and retail properties, including leading comedy site CollegeHumor.com. CollegeHumor delivers comedic content, including videos, pictures, articles and jokes to its core audience of college students and recent graduates.
price ($mm)
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announced 10/14/2014 via BNC Analysis

Commuter Advertising, will acquire CommuteStream

synopsis: Oakwood-based Commuter Advertising has signed a deal to acquire Chicago-based mobile technology company CommuteStream. Commuter Advertising — a transit-focused advertising and media agency — will use CommuteStream’s ad network to reach riders who regularly use smartphones in planning their commutes.
buyer: Commuter Advertising
Commuter Advertising empowers advertisers to engage with consumers on the move at targeted locations and times through digital out-of-home transit media. CA broadcasts messages to commuters onboard vehicles around the nation. "
target: CommuteStream
CommuteStream connects businesses and brands with urban commuters. By partnering with local transit apps, they directly deliver highly targeted digital advertising to people who live and work in Chicago.
price ($mm)
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closed 2/16/2012 via Company Press Release

Opera Software, acquired 4th Screen Advertising Ltd.

synopsis: Opera Software announced that it has acquired 4th Screen Advertising, Ltd., to significantly expand its offering to advertisers and mobile publishers that engage consumers via the mobile web and applications, across all mobile platforms. Opera offers complete advertising solutions for mass-market feature phone and smartphone platforms.
buyer: Opera Software (OPERA:$255.45)
Opera is an industry leader in the development of Web browsers for the desktop, device and mobile markets. The web browsers are adapted to a wide range of platforms, operating systems and embedded Internet products including computers, tablets, mobiles and PDAs, various game consoles and more. "
target: 4th Screen Advertising Ltd.
4th Screen Advertising is one of the world's leading premium mobile advertising agencies. 4th Screen goes beyond just clicks, offering brands and advertisers engagement and rich media based mobile campaigns. Publisher clients include The Guardian, MTV, Global Radio, Shazam, and IMDb.
price ($mm)[EV]
$5.06 [$4.30]
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/5/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Ideon Media, acquired Cue Digital Media

synopsis: Ideon Media, a Toronto-based digital firm, has acquired Cue Digital Media, one of Canada’s leading online News, Sports & Entertainment, Female Lifestyle, Tech & Gaming media companies selling online integrated advertising opportunities, branded entertainment, sponsorships and partnerships to major agencies and Fortune 100 brands.
buyer: Ideon Media
Ideon Media is a Toronto-based digital firm that specializes in custom content programs created by its award-winning in-house editorial team, influencer programs, events, performance network, proprietary data, and analytics. "
target: Cue Digital Media
Cue Digital Media is one of Canada’s leading online News, Sports & Entertainment, Female Lifestyle, Tech & Gaming media companies selling online integrated advertising opportunities, branded entertainment, sponsorships and partnerships to major agencies and Fortune 100 brands.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/22/2018 via BNC Analysis

Arena Racing Company, acquired Vermantia

synopsis: Arena Racing Company (ARC), the largest racecourse operator in the UK, has acquired virtual sports content provider Vermantia. Based in Greece, Vermantia is a leader in omni-channel content solutions for lotteries, gaming and betting operators worldwide. Their platform, Vermantia CONNECT, provides virtual games, Live Sports and Racing content.
buyer: Arena Racing Company
Arena Racing Company (ARC) is the largest racecourse operator in the UK with its racecourses hosting racing on over 300 days a year. ARC hosts racing at all levels of the sport from Class 7 through to Group 1s. ARC also operates a hotel, spa resort and golf course. "
target: Vermantia
Based in Greece, Vermantia is a virtual sports content provider. Vermantia is a leader in omni-channel content solutions for lotteries, gaming and betting operators worldwide. Their platform, Vermantia CONNECT, provides a gaming portfolio comprised of virtual games, Live Sports and Racing content.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/22/2018 via BNC Analysis

KissKissBankBank & Co, acquired Goodeed SAS

synopsis: French crowdfunding specialist KissKissBankBank announced it has acquired a majority stake in the French start-up Goodeed, specializing in donations through the viewing of online advertising videos.
buyer parent: Le Groupe La Poste
buyer: KissKissBankBank & Co
KissKissBankBank & Co is one of the European leaders in crowd-funding. Through its three platforms, KissKissBankBank is currently the only player in Europe to develop its services in three crowd-funding segments, thereby providing appropriate solutions for a host of personal & professional projects."
target: Goodeed SAS
Goodeed, based in France, is a website that allows people to plant trees, send vaccines or offer meals for free by simply connecting to the Goodeed website and watching twenty seconds of entertaining ads.
price ($mm)
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closed 7/26/2017 via Company Press Release

Affinity Media SAS France merged with AdWanted,

synopsis: The international advertising agency Affinity Media SAS France and Adwanted, the leading offline advertising space market, decided to take a new direction in their development by merging the two companies under ADWANTED GROUP.
buyer: AdWanted
Adwanted is an international platform for programmatic offline advertising that claims global leadership in the nascent market of the "programmatic advertising transaction". In April 2017, Adwanted launched a new multilingual version of its platform, with improved design and user experience. "
target: Affinity Media SAS France
Affinity Media is the privileged link between quality international media and French advertisers. It is the exclusive partner of major online & offline media groups in Europe, Asia & America. It specializes in high-quality ads in the news, business & life style sectors targeting selected audiences.
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EBIT ($mm)
$551.09
Net Income ($mm)
$480.49
Employees
1508
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Ticker: HOLL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hollywood Media Corporation
Hollywood Media Corporation
Project Hollywood LLC is majority owned by Laurie S. Silvers and Mitchell Rubenstein, who previously founded the SyFy Channel and MovieTickets.com. Ms. Silvers and Mr. Rubenstein currently own a variety of Internet properties including Hollywood.com, Spill.com, and Hollywood Wiretap.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$3.77
EBITDA ($mm)
($5.81)
EBIT ($mm)
($6.05)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
120
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Ticker: AMEX:ZDGE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Zedge Ltd
Zedge Ltd
Zedge is a content platform, and global leader in smartphone personalization, with more than 215 million app installs. People use Zedge to make their smartphones more personal; to express their emotions, tastes and interests using wallpapers, icons, widgets, ringtones and more.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$17.04
EBITDA ($mm)
$7.30
EBIT ($mm)
$5.98
Net Income ($mm)
$5.72
Employees
52
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Ticker: AIM:SGI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stanley Gibbons Group Ltd.
Stanley Gibbons Group Ltd.
Stanley Gibbons Ltd is the market leader in the stamp collecting market and the Gibbons name is synonymous with the hobby. Its catalogues are considered the standard reference guide for the stamp collecting world. The company also hosts live and online auctions and publishes magazines.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$88.38
EBITDA ($mm)
$12.15
EBIT ($mm)
$10.35
Net Income ($mm)
$3.03
Employees
293
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Ticker: LFGR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Demand Media, Inc.
Demand Media, Inc.
Demand Media, Inc. is a diversified media and technology company that connects individual content creators and artists to sizable consumer audiences across several large and growing lifestyle categories via eHow, LIVESTRONG.com, Cracked, Society6 and Saatchi Art.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$154.96
EBITDA ($mm)
($16.93)
EBIT ($mm)
($27.04)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
341
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Ticker: CYPXF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cyberplex Inc.
Cyberplex Inc.
Cyberplex Inc. leverages its proprietary affiliate network, robust advertising relationships and experience, along with technology design, development and solutions specialists to develop and implement web-based programs and solutions that have a proven record in delivering results.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$106.86
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.51)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.67)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
132
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Ticker: MARK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Remark Media, Inc.
Remark Media, Inc.
Remark Media, Inc. is a global digital media company focusing on the 18-year-old to 34-year-old. The company's primary operations consist of owning and operating digital media properties.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$75.39
EBITDA ($mm)
($30.39)
EBIT ($mm)
($41.44)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
333
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Ticker: NETE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net Element, Inc.
Net Element, Inc.
Net Element International is a global technology-driven group specializing in electronic commerce, mobile payments & transactional services. The company owns & operates a global mobile payments & transaction processing provider, TOT Group, as well as several popular content monetization verticals.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$45.96
EBITDA ($mm)
($8.54)
EBIT ($mm)
($9.96)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
152
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Ticker: AIM:DBOX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Digitalbox Group
Digitalbox Group
Digitalbox is a pure play digital media company whose brands include Entertainment Daily and The Daily Mash. Entertainment Daily’s mix of TV and celebrity news delivers millions of UK users every month. The Daily Mash is the UK’s leading satirical news site and a spin-off TV show.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$3.83
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.36
EBIT ($mm)
$1.15
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: FNCX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Function(X)
Function(X)
Function(x) Inc. is a diversified media and entertainment company. They operate Wetpaint.com, a online destination for entertainment news for millennial women and Rant, a digital publisher that publishes content in 13 different verticals, most notably in sports, entertainment, pets, cars and food.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$3.13
EBITDA ($mm)
($10.43)
EBIT ($mm)
($12.72)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
32
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Ticker: MXMI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Max Media Group
Max Media Group
Max Media Group, Inc. is a developer of online integrated digital publishing/distribution platforms for high-end internet consumer segments. Max Media's mission is to be the premier operator and developer of low cost high revenue online integrated publishing/interactive social networks.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$259.93
EBITDA ($mm)
$25.71
EBIT ($mm)
$19.22
Net Income ($mm)
$12.73
Employees
1892
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Ticker: ENXTPA:ALREW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ReWorld Media
ReWorld Media
Reworld Media is specialized in brand content and content commerce through the use of media brands. Founded in France in 2012, the group covers themes such as fashion, beauty, cooking, lifestyle and entertainment.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$198.39
EBITDA ($mm)
$12.44
EBIT ($mm)
$8.77
Net Income ($mm)
$7.67
Employees
453
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Ticker: TSX:FORA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
VerticalScope Inc.
VerticalScope Inc.
Founded in 1999, Verticalscope Inc. is a leading online media company that owns and operates 1400 + consumer resource sites and enthusiast social communities strategically positioned across verticals with high consumer engagement, significant consumer spending and strong blue-chip advertisers.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$61.58
EBITDA ($mm)
$26.35
EBIT ($mm)
$10.65
Net Income ($mm)
$3.80
Employees
238
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Ticker: OTCPK:ACGX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alliance Creative Group, Inc.
Alliance Creative Group, Inc.
Alliance Creative Group, Inc. is a full-service product-development agency that helps clients connect their products and services to their customers. ACG focuses on creative and design services, printing and packaging, brand and product development, fulfillment and logistics and transportation.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$15.62
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$0.32
Net Income ($mm)
$0.21
Employees
20
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Ticker: OM:TASTE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
203 Web Group AB
203 Web Group AB
203 Web Group is a digital media house headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. The concepts behind the products are language dependent, which means that they can be applied on a multinational level and are today represented on a few dozen markets spread out over five continents.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$6.05
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.22)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.74)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: CLKZ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Clicker, Inc.
Clicker, Inc.
Clicker, Inc. is a Web Publisher and Brand Builder focused on developing stand-alone Consumer Brands that incorporate Social Networking and Reward Properties that leverage content, commerce and advertising for the next generation global Internet user.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.34)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.35)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1
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Ticker: ATRN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Atrinsic
Atrinsic
Atrinsic is one of the leading digital advertising and marketing services companies in the United States. Atrinsic’s content is organized into four strategic content groups - digital music, casual games, interactive contests, and communities/lifestyles.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
$69.09
EBITDA ($mm)
($7.87)
EBIT ($mm)
($11.57)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
144
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Ticker: BSE:540704
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Matrimony.com
Matrimony.com
Based in India, Matrimony.com provides both matchmaking and marriage related services through websites, mobile sites and mobile apps and is also complemented by 140+ company-owned retail outlets. Its flagship matchmaking services are BharatMatrimony, EliteMatrimony and CommunityMatrimony.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$50.52
EBITDA ($mm)
$9.03
EBIT ($mm)
$5.56
Net Income ($mm)
$5.45
Employees
4316
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Ticker: XSAT:EVERY A
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Everysport Media Group AB
Everysport Media Group AB
Everysport Media Group AB (ESMG) is the fastest growing company in Sweden within the sports media and sports technology. They help clients communicate with target audiences in football, hockey, golf or tennis. ESMG owns, operates and sells for some of the top sports websites in each sport.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$10.12
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.27
EBIT ($mm)
($1.23)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
66
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