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closed 8/22/2013 via BusinessWire

Blucora, Inc., acquired MonoPrice

synopsis: Blucora, Inc. announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Monoprice, a rapidly growing online provider of self-branded consumer electronics and accessories. Monoprice delivers premium quality products at prices substantially below the famous brands by leveraging direct sourcing relationships and selling directly.
buyer: Blucora, Inc. (BCOR:$371.98)
Blucora operates two leading Internet businesses. Its InfoSpace business provides online search and monetization solutions to a network of more than 100 global partners. Through TaxACT, they provide online tax preparation solutions to consumers and professional preparers. "
target: MonoPrice
Monoprice Inc. is an eCommerce leader specializing in high quality cables, components and accessories for computer and consumer electronics. Established in 2002, they have built their reputation by the word of mouth of their customers.
price ($mm)
$180
rev ($mm)
$131
EBITDA ($mm)
$15
EV / rev
1.4x
EV / EBITDA
12.2x
announced 2/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

liGo, will acquire liGo

synopsis: Glasgow ecommerce business liGo, which sells telecommunication equipment and electronic products has secured funding from Barclays for a management buyout.The deal, which combines a loan from Barclays with an Enterprise Finance Guarantee loan, has allowed David and Mairead Brophy to buy out its founder and outgoing CEO Sam Amdjadi.
buyer: liGo
liGo sells telecommunication equipment and electronic products on their online platform. The company is based in Glasgow, United Kingdom and has been the leader leader in electronic retail "
target: liGo
liGo sells telecommunication equipment and electronic products on their online platform. The company is based in Glasgow, United Kingdom and has been the leader leader in electronic retail
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closed 12/27/2017 via BNC Analysis

Guido Raaijmakers, acquired 4Launch BV

synopsis: Infotheek, one of the largest IT suppliers and provider of hardware and software solutions for companies in various industries, has sold 4Launch back to Guido Raaijmakers, 4Launch's founder. 4Launch is a leading web shop in the Netherlands that offers thousands of electronics from all the top brands.
buyer: Guido Raaijmakers
Guido Raaijmakers is the founder of 4Launch BV. "
target parent: Infotheek
target: 4Launch BV
4Launch is a leading web shop in the Netherlands. They offer thousands of electronics from all the top brands. Their products include computers, tablets, computer components, software, televisions, cameras, video game consoles, smartphones, drones, car radios, monitors, printers, headsets, and more.
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closed 11/5/2017 via Reuters

Fatfish Global Ventures AB, acquired iSecrets AB

synopsis: Fatfish Global Ventures, a Sweden headquartered global venture builder investing and building digital ventures, buys 51 percent of iSecrets AB. iSecrets AB operates iSecrets.se, a fast growing e-commerce site that targets young consumers in Sweden.
buyer parent: Fatfish Internet Group Ltd
buyer: Fatfish Global Ventures AB
Fatfish Global Ventures AB (FGV) is a Sweden headquartered global venture builder investing and building digital ventures. Fatfish is equipped to identify, invest and help build successful Internet ventures through comprehensive capabilities. "
target: iSecrets AB
iSecrets AB operates iSecrets.se, a fast growing e-commerce site that targets young consumers in Sweden. iSecrets AB‘s unique proposition is its focus on spotting new consumer trend early and sell trending merchandize online for the fast-paced consumer trend.
price ($mm)
$0.96*
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.3x
EV / EBITDA
announced 10/18/2017 via BNC Analysis

IMM Private Equity, Inc., will acquire W Concept Korea Co., Ltd.

synopsis: IMM Private Equity, a leading private equity firm in Korea, will acquire a 60% stake in W Concept Korea Co., Ltd. from ISE Commerce, a leading innovator in the domestic fashion industry. W Concept Korea is a popular online fashion retailer in South Korea. The company sells a variety of Korean designer brands such as Low Classic and Jain Song.
buyer: IMM Private Equity, Inc.
IMM Private Equity is one of the leading private equity firms in Korea. The firm focused on Korea-related investment opportunities. IMM Private Equity strives to create value by investing in businesses where their capital and operational expertise can maximize their investments’ growth potential. "
target parent: ISE Commerce Company Limited
target: W Concept Korea Co., Ltd.
Established in 2008, W Concept Korea Co., Ltd. is a popular online fashion retailer in South Korea. The company sells a variety of Korean designer brands such as Low Classic and Jain Song. They also sell electronics and beauty products.
price ($mm)
$55*
rev ($mm)
$15
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
6.1x
EV / EBITDA
announced 2/24/2017 via BNC Analysis

Unieuro S.r.l., will acquire MonClick S.r.L.

synopsis: Unieuro, a Forlì, Italy-based high street chain selling electronic, appliance and tech products, will acquire Monclick Srl, a Monza, Italy-based e-commerce platform selling electronic products. Founded in 2005, Monclick is an online store offering tech, gaming and electronic products as well as phones and accessories in Italy and France.
buyer: Unieuro S.r.l.
Founded in 1967, Unieuro is a consumer electronic chain present nationwide with 175 stores and over 200 affiliated stores and leveraging a multichannel (web, mobile site, app, social network) strategy. "
target parent: Project Informatica Srl
target: MonClick S.r.L.
Founded in 2005, Monclick is an online store offering tech, gaming and electronic products as well as phones and accessories in Italy and France.
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announced 11/14/2016 via GlobeNewswire

YFC–BonEagle Electronic Co., Ltd, will acquire MonoPrice

synopsis: Blucora, Inc., a leading provider of technology-enabled financial solutions to consumers, small businesses and tax professionals, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Monoprice business to YFC – BonEagle Electronic Co., Ltd, a leading provider of power cord sets and networking peripherals, for $40 million in cash.
buyer: YFC–BonEagle Electronic Co., Ltd
YFC-BonEagle, a technology-oriented company with an excellent management team, is well known by high-quality and innovative products. YFC-BonEagle offers a complete product range and continuously develops advanced products for users worldwide. "
target parent: Blucora, Inc.
target: MonoPrice
Monoprice Inc. is an eCommerce leader specializing in high quality cables, components and accessories for computer and consumer electronics. Established in 2002, they have built their reputation by the word of mouth of their customers.
price ($mm)
$40
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announced 4/15/2016 via BNC Analysis

eMAG International SRL, will acquire PC Garage

synopsis: Romanian online retailer eMag is taking over PC Garage, one of the largest online stores of IT and electronic products in Romania with over 40,000 active products and one million visitors per month.
buyer parent: Naspers Ltd.
buyer: eMAG International SRL
eMAG International SRL operates the website www.emag.ro, which offers a wide range of products as an online retailer based in Romania. Their team of over 1700 talented people is serving four markets in South-Eastern Europe through offices in Bucharest, Sofia, Budapest and Warsaw. "
target: PC Garage
PC Garage was founded in 2005 and is one of the largest online stores of IT and electronic products in Romania with over 40,000 active products and one million visitors per month.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$40
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/16/2016 via BNC Analysis

Kogan Australia Pty. Ltd., purchased E-Commerce Business from Dick Smith Holdings Limited

synopsis: Kogan.com has bought the Dick Smith brand, website, trademarks and customer database from Dick Smith Holdings. Dick Smith is a leading retailer of consumer electronics in Australia and New Zealand, and Kogan is intending to keep the Dick Smith business running as an online-only electronics retail store.
buyer: Kogan Australia Pty. Ltd.
Kogan.com is Australia’s largest online retailer. They pride themselves on selling the best products for the lowest prices. Kogan.com is best known for their impressive range of electronics such as TVs, tablets and phones, but they have an ever-growing range of products in other categories as well. "
seller: Dick Smith Holdings Limited (ASX:DSH:$982.30)
Dick Smith is a leading retailer of consumer electronics in Australia and New Zealand.Their E-Commerce Business consists of their online shops, the Dick Smith brand, website, trademarks and customer database.
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closed 2/5/2016 via Company Press Release

Vente du Diable, acquired PixMania SA

synopsis: Pixmania – the French e-commerce retailer owned by mutares AG will be taken over by the strategic investor Vente du Diable SAS. Pixmania is a French e-commerce company based in Paris, which specializes in the sale of consumer electronics.
buyer: Vente du Diable
Vente du diable aims to provide a wide variety of products and brands for unbeatable prices. Vente du Diable specializes in private sales of electronic products. "
target parent: mutares AG
target: PixMania SA
Pixmania S.A.S. operates as an online retailer of consumer electronic goods in Europe. It offers cameras, camcorders, TV videos, computers, printers, computers and peripherals, scanners, MP3 players, walkmans, radios, mobile phones, and accessories, as well as various other products.
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closed 11/4/2015 via BNC Analysis

Outerwall Inc., acquired Gazelle

synopsis: Gazelle, the leading e-commerce company that buys and sells pre-owned consumer electronics, was purchased by Outerwall Inc., a Seattle-area company that operates several brands of retail kiosks.
buyer: Outerwall Inc. (OUTR:$2,120.53)
Outerwall has more than 20 years of experience creating some of the most profitable spaces for their retail partners. Outerwall delivers breakthrough kiosk experiences that delight consumers and generate revenue for retailers. "
target: Gazelle
Gazelle is the leading e-commerce company that buys and sells pre-owned consumer electronics. They pay cash for used smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktops. They then inspect, certify them and sell them to consumers looking for a cost effective way to stay connected.
price ($mm)
$18
rev ($mm)
$100
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.2x
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/14/2014 via BusinessWire

Divvy, LLC, purchased online and direct sales divisions from Value Recovery Services, LLC

synopsis: Divvy, LLC, a Proxibid Company dedicated to providing consumers with high-quality new and recertified consumer electronics, has acquired the online and direct sales divisions from NE-based Value Recovery Services, LLC, which provides sophisticated reverse supply chain and logistics services for personal computer and consumer electronics.
buyer parent: Proxibid
buyer: Divvy, LLC
Divvy, LLC, a Proxibid Company dedicated to providing consumers with high-quality new and recertified consumer electronics through its website www.shopdivvy.com. "
seller: Value Recovery Services, LLC
The online and direct sales divisions of NE-based Value Recovery Services, LLC, provide sophisticated reverse supply chain and logistics services for personal computer and consumer electronics.
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closed 4/23/2014 via BNC Analysis

DealsDirect.com.au, acquired TopBuy Australia Pty Ltd

synopsis: Mnemon Limited has announced an exciting expansion with the acquisition of TopBuy Australia. TopBuy will become a subsidiary of Mnemon's DealsDirect Group, which includes Australia's largest discount online department store, DealsDirect. TopBuy is a wholly Australian owned and operated online retailer.
buyer parent: Mnemon Limited
buyer: DealsDirect.com.au
DealsDirect.com.au is Australia’s favourite Online Department store, offering heavily discounted prices, fast deliveries, well known brands and a huge range of quality products across 23 different categories. "
target: TopBuy Australia Pty Ltd
TopBuy.com.au is a wholly Australian Owned and Operated Online Retailer, an Australia’s leading super store in providing customers with high quality and brand name products at unbeatable prices.
price ($mm)
$2.11
rev ($mm)
$9
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.2x
EV / EBITDA
announced 1/8/2014 via BNC Analysis

Four Soft Ltd, will acquire Deals15.com

synopsis: Four Soft has announced that they have agreed to acquire Deals15.com. The company provides their customers with supreme electronic products at lower prices, with an in-house warranty, as well as a return and refund policy should anyone be dissatisfied with their products for any reason.
buyer: Four Soft Ltd
Four Soft recently sold its core IT business to UK-based Kewill Group for $43.4 million including some overseas arms. The divestment included the sale of its software solutions business valued at $22.5 million and the shares of related subsidiaries for $20.9 million. "
target parent: Premium Web Services Private Limited
target: Deals15.com
Deals15.com provides their customers with supreme electronic products at lower prices, with an in-house warranty, as well as a return and refund policy should anyone be dissatisfied with their products for any reason.
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closed 12/31/2013 via Company Press Release

first Ascent, LLC, acquired Negri Electronics

synopsis: Negri Electronics, Inc., a leading independent retailer and supplier of high-end, unlocked wireless devices, is pleased to announce its acquisition by First Ascent, LLC, in a deal that will position the company for long-term growth and expanded consumer offerings. Negri Electronics will remain headquartered in Las Vegas.
buyer: first Ascent, LLC
First Ascent, LLC is a New York –based private equity firm that is focused on acquiring and growing companies in the areas of telecommunications, information technology, data management, and media. "
target: Negri Electronics
Negri Electronics is a reliable online retailer and supplier of high-end, unlocked wireless devices.
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closed 12/9/2013 via BNC Analysis

Conrad Electronic SE, acquired Getgoods.de AG

synopsis: Conrad Electronics has announced the acquisition of getgoods.de. The online retailer distributes IT and telecommunications products via various online shops within the fast-growing e-commerce market. The products focus is on mobile phones, smart phones, telephones and notebooks.
buyer: Conrad Electronic SE
Conrad Electronic is an online supplier of thousands of different electronics and household technology products. Their products rangiefrom the smallest of electronic components to PCs by the world's leading brands. "
target: Getgoods.de AG
getgoods.de AG distributes IT and telecommunications products via various online shops within the fast-growing e-commerce market. The products focus is on mobile phones, smart phones, telephones and notebooks.
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closed 10/18/2013 via Reuters

Grupo Pão de Açúcar, acquired Nova Pontocom Comércio Eletrônico S/A

synopsis: Grupo Pao de Acucar ("GPA") announced that it has acquired a 6.20% stake in the share capital of Nova Pontocom Comercio Eletronico SA held by Via Varejo SA. This would bring GPA's ownership stake to 52.06%. Nova Pontocom owns and operates online stores for electronic products including Extra.com.br, PontoFrio.com.br, and Casasbahia.com.br.
buyer: Grupo Pão de Açúcar (PCAR4:$12,662.06)
Grupo Pao de Acucar (GPA) is a Brazil-based company which is engaged in the retailing of food, clothing, home appliances and other products. The Company distributes its products through the chain of hypermarkets, supermarkets and specialized and department stores. "
target: Nova Pontocom Comércio Eletrônico S/A
Nova Pontocom Comércio Eletrônico S/A owns and operates online stores for electronic products including Extra.com.br, PontoFrio.com.br, and Casasbahia.com.br. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in São Paulo, Brazil.
price ($mm)
$49*
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announced 9/13/2013 via Company Press Release

mutares AG, will acquire PixMania SA

synopsis: Dixons Retail plc, Europe’s leading specialist electrical multi-channel retailing and services company, announced that it has signed the agreement for the sale of PIXmania S.A.S to mutares A.G, a German listed industrial holding company. Pixmania.com is the leading European electronics e-tailer with over 9 million satisfied customers.
buyer: mutares AG
mutares AG is an industrial holding company that focuses on acquiring companies in special situations, e.g. owner or management succession, turn-around, re-funding, etc. "
target parent: Dixons Retail plc
target: PixMania SA
Pixmania.com is the leading European electronics e-tailer with over 9 million satisfied customers. They continue to expand their ranges with products to help customers work and play.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$619
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 5/12/2013 via Reuters

AdEffective Limited, will acquire OHKI Ltd

synopsis: Adeffective Ltd announced it has signed a Letter of Intent and Term Sheet to acquire online retail business OHKI. OHKI Ltd operates an online ecommerce store for electronics products.
buyer: AdEffective Limited (ASX:SHP:$2.51)
AdEffective is an online advertising business focusing on the distribution of search advertising to publisher networks and recently, on the development of new technologies in the online advertising space to help improve advertiser ROI and generate more revenue for its publisher partners. "
target parent: GIV Venture Partners
target: OHKI Ltd
OHKI Ltd operates an online ecommerce store for electronics products. OHKI is a 100% Australian owned and operated online retailer and producer of quality electrical goods. By selling online only, OHKI is able to pass larger savings to customers.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$0
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/28/2013 via BNC Analysis

Encore Holdings, LLC, acquired TechforLess LLC.

synopsis: Encore Holdings LLC acquired the assets of Tech For Less from Waltham, Mass.-based ModusLink Global Solutions Inc. for $1.55 million. ModusLink had stockholders just days earlier that it planned to sell Tech For Less is an online discount electronics retailer.
buyer: Encore Holdings, LLC
Encore Holdings LLC is an investment holding company founded by Rick Parker, Robert Irwin and Don Horning. "
target parent: ModusLink Global Solutions, Inc.
target: TechforLess LLC.
Tech for Less has been in business since early 2001. They are one of the world's largest stocking vendors of new, open box and refurbished computer equipment, peripherals and electronics.
price ($mm)
$1.50
rev ($mm)
$26
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.1x
EV / EBITDA
announced 11/14/2016 via GlobeNewswire

YFC–BonEagle Electronic Co., Ltd, will acquire MonoPrice

synopsis: Blucora, Inc., a leading provider of technology-enabled financial solutions to consumers, small businesses and tax professionals, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Monoprice business to YFC – BonEagle Electronic Co., Ltd, a leading provider of power cord sets and networking peripherals, for $40 million in cash.
buyer: YFC–BonEagle Electronic Co., Ltd
YFC-BonEagle, a technology-oriented company with an excellent management team, is well known by high-quality and innovative products. YFC-BonEagle offers a complete product range and continuously develops advanced products for users worldwide. "
target parent: Blucora, Inc.
target: MonoPrice
Monoprice Inc. is an eCommerce leader specializing in high quality cables, components and accessories for computer and consumer electronics. Established in 2002, they have built their reputation by the word of mouth of their customers.
price ($mm)
$40
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closed 8/22/2013 via BusinessWire

Blucora, Inc., acquired MonoPrice

synopsis: Blucora, Inc. announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Monoprice, a rapidly growing online provider of self-branded consumer electronics and accessories. Monoprice delivers premium quality products at prices substantially below the famous brands by leveraging direct sourcing relationships and selling directly.
buyer: Blucora, Inc. (BCOR:$371.98)
Blucora operates two leading Internet businesses. Its InfoSpace business provides online search and monetization solutions to a network of more than 100 global partners. Through TaxACT, they provide online tax preparation solutions to consumers and professional preparers. "
target: MonoPrice
Monoprice Inc. is an eCommerce leader specializing in high quality cables, components and accessories for computer and consumer electronics. Established in 2002, they have built their reputation by the word of mouth of their customers.
price ($mm)
$180
rev ($mm)
$131
EBITDA ($mm)
$15
EV / rev
1.4x
EV / EBITDA
12.2x
announced 11/14/2016 via GlobeNewswire

YFC–BonEagle Electronic Co., Ltd, will acquire MonoPrice

synopsis: Blucora, Inc., a leading provider of technology-enabled financial solutions to consumers, small businesses and tax professionals, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Monoprice business to YFC – BonEagle Electronic Co., Ltd, a leading provider of power cord sets and networking peripherals, for $40 million in cash.
buyer: YFC–BonEagle Electronic Co., Ltd
YFC-BonEagle, a technology-oriented company with an excellent management team, is well known by high-quality and innovative products. YFC-BonEagle offers a complete product range and continuously develops advanced products for users worldwide. "
target parent: Blucora, Inc.
target: MonoPrice
Monoprice Inc. is an eCommerce leader specializing in high quality cables, components and accessories for computer and consumer electronics. Established in 2002, they have built their reputation by the word of mouth of their customers.
price ($mm)
$40
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announced 7/5/2016 via Company Press Release

OpenMail LLC, will acquire Infospace

synopsis: Blucora, Inc., a leading provider of technology-enabled financial solutions to consumers, small businesses and tax professionals, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Infospace business to OpenMail LLC. InfoSpace is a leading provider of white label search and monetization solutions.
buyer: OpenMail LLC
OpenMail believes in the power of using data for more relevant and targeted marketing. OpenMail helps emailers and email marketers gain audience insights and produce strong results with the most effective email data and analytics platforms ever created. "
target parent: Blucora, Inc.
target: Infospace
InfoSpace is a leading provider of white label search and monetization solutions. They serve a network of more than 100 web publishers globally, offering core search solutions as a proven means to monetize audience via a search-based advertising revenue stream.
price ($mm)
$45
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closed 6/2/2014 via BusinessWire

Blucora, Inc., acquired HowStuffWorks

synopsis: Blucora, Inc., an operator of a diverse group of Internet businesses, and Discovery Communications announced they have acquired the assets and operations of HowStuffWorks, a trusted digital information resource, from Discovery Communications, the world’s #1 pay-TV programmer.
buyer: Blucora, Inc. (BCOR:$371.98)
Blucora, Inc. operates a diverse group of Internet businesses. Its mission is to deliver long-term value to its customers, partners and shareholders through financial discipline, operational expertise and technology innovation. Blucora’s online businesses reach millions of users worldwide every day."
target parent: Discovery Communications, Inc.
target: HowStuffWorks
HowStuffWorks is the leading source of credible, unbiased, and easy-to-understand explanations of how the world actually works. It has won multiple Webby awards, was among Time magazine's "25 Websites We Can't Live Without" in 2006 and 2007.
price ($mm)
$45
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closed 10/4/2013 via BNC Analysis

TaxACT, acquired Balance Financial, Inc.

synopsis: Balance Financial has been acquired by Blucora's TaxAct subsidiary. Balance Financial, Inc. is a financial analytics company focused on helping individuals and families live a balanced financial life. The company assigns personal bookkeepers to manage their client’s daily finances.
buyer parent: Blucora, Inc.
buyer: TaxACT
Founded in 1998, TaxACT is critically acclaimed as a leader in developing affordable tax preparation software and Web-based services directly for consumers. TaxACT was the first to offer free Federal tax software and free e-file to all American taxpayers. "
target: Balance Financial, Inc.
Balance Financial, Inc. is a financial analytics company focused on helping individuals and families live a balanced financial life. The company assigns personal bookkeepers to manage their clients daily finances.
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closed 8/22/2013 via BusinessWire

Blucora, Inc., acquired MonoPrice

synopsis: Blucora, Inc. announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Monoprice, a rapidly growing online provider of self-branded consumer electronics and accessories. Monoprice delivers premium quality products at prices substantially below the famous brands by leveraging direct sourcing relationships and selling directly.
buyer: Blucora, Inc. (BCOR:$371.98)
Blucora operates two leading Internet businesses. Its InfoSpace business provides online search and monetization solutions to a network of more than 100 global partners. Through TaxACT, they provide online tax preparation solutions to consumers and professional preparers. "
target: MonoPrice
Monoprice Inc. is an eCommerce leader specializing in high quality cables, components and accessories for computer and consumer electronics. Established in 2002, they have built their reputation by the word of mouth of their customers.
price ($mm)
$180
rev ($mm)
$131
EBITDA ($mm)
$15
EV / rev
1.4x
EV / EBITDA
12.2x
closed 1/31/2012 via BusinessWire

InfoSpace, Inc., acquired TaxACT

synopsis: InfoSpace, Inc. announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of TaxACT, a leading provider of online tax solutions. TaxACT is a privately held company founded in 1998 and critically acclaimed as a leader in developing affordable tax preparation software and Web-based services directly for consumers.
buyer: InfoSpace, Inc. (BCOR:$371.98)
InfoSpace, Inc., a developer of metasearch products, is focused on bringing the best of the Web to Internet users. InfoSpace's proprietary metasearch technology combines the top results from several of the largest online search engines, providing fast and comprehensive search results. "
target parent: TA Associates
target: TaxACT
Founded in 1998, TaxACT is critically acclaimed as a leader in developing affordable tax preparation software and Web-based services directly for consumers. TaxACT was the first to offer free Federal tax software and free e-file to all American taxpayers.
price ($mm)[EV]
$288 [$241]
rev ($mm)
$78
EBITDA ($mm)
$35
EV / rev
3.1x
EV / EBITDA
7.0x
closed 5/11/2010 via BusinessWire

InfoSpace, Inc., acquired Mercantila, Inc.

synopsis: InfoSpace, Inc., a developer of metasearch products, announced that it has purchased assets from Mercantila, Inc., a privately-held specialty online retailer, in a move that will diversify its business model. The transaction includes a purchase price of $8 million in cash, plus the assumption of certain liabilities, not to exceed $5.9 million.
buyer: InfoSpace, Inc. (BCOR:$371.98)
InfoSpace Inc. brings the best of the Web to Internet users, helping consumers buy and discover what they are looking for online. InfoSpace's proprietary metasearch technology combines the top results from several of the largest online search engines, providing fast and comprehensive search results."
target: Mercantila, Inc.
Mercantila is a collection of over 200 specialty retail stores that offer a selection of products in various categories, including home, garden, fitness, health, sports, and kids. The company was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
price ($mm)[EV]
$7.80 [$13.80]
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announced 4/19/2010 via PR Newswire

Aditi Technologies Pvt., Ltd., will purchase Infospace India from InfoSpace, Inc.

synopsis: Aditi Technologies, a leading provider of software product and application development services, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement with Infospace, Inc. to acquire its Indian subsidiary, Infospace India Software Development Pvt. Ltd., a developer of metasearch and online consumer products.
buyer: Aditi Technologies Pvt., Ltd.
Aditi is a solutions development partner for software businesses and financial institutions. Aditi provides technology consulting and outsourced product development on emerging technologies. Founded in 1994, Aditi pioneered the idea that great software products can be built out of India. "
seller: InfoSpace, Inc. (BCOR:$371.98)
InfoSpace, Inc. is a leading developer of tools and technologies to help people discover and enjoy content and information – whether on a mobile phone or on the PC. InfoSpace uses its proprietary metasearch technology to power a portfolio of branded Web sites.
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closed 12/28/2007 via BusinessWire

Motricity, purchased Mobile Services Business from InfoSpace, Inc.

synopsis: InfoSpace, Inc. has completed the sale of its mobile services business to Motricity, Inc. for $135 million in cash. The Company expects to utilize a portion of its net operating loss carryforwards to offset substantially all of the taxable gain resulting from the sale, increasing the cash potentially available for distribution to shareholders.
buyer: Motricity (MOTR:$121.65)
Motricity is a global leader in Mobile Marketplace Management. Motricity's Fuel™ 5 platform and suite of managed services reduce the time-to-market for new mobile services, create new revenue streams and improve brand loyalty through expert mobile merchandising and customer relationship management. "
seller: InfoSpace, Inc. (BCOR:$371.98)
InfoSpace, Inc. is a leading developer of tools and technologies to help people discover and enjoy content and information – whether on a mobile phone or on the PC. InfoSpace uses its proprietary metasearch technology to power a portfolio of branded Web sites.
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$135
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announced 9/17/2007 via BusinessWire

Idearc Media Corp., will acquire Switchboard

synopsis: Idearc Inc. home to Superpages.com® and publisher of the Verizon® Yellow Pages, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Switchboard.com and other online directory assets from InfoSpace Inc. for $225 million.
buyer: Idearc Media Corp. (SPMD:$1,354.00)
Idearc provides sales, publishing and other related services for more than 1,200 distinct directory titles in 35 states and the District of Columbia. Superpages.com is the expert in local search with more than 2.8 billion network searches and 18 million business listings in the U.S. in 2006. "
target parent: InfoSpace, Inc.
target: Switchboard
Switchboard is a leading provider of local online advertising solutions and Internet-based yellow pages, interconnecting consumers, merchants and national advertisers. Switchboard helps consumers quickly and easily find and compare local businesses offering specific products and services.
price ($mm)
$225
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/25/2007 via BusinessWire

Twistbox Games, acquired InfoSpace Mobile Games Studio

synopsis: Twistbox Entertainment, Inc. announced the acquisition of all of the assets of Infospace Inc.’s US based mobile games Studio located in San Mateo, CA. Formerly known as Atlas Mobile, Inc., the Studio will be fully integrated into Twistbox Games.
buyer parent: Twistbox Entertainment, Inc
buyer: Twistbox Games
Twistbox Games is a leading global publisher and developer of award-winning games and applications for mobile devices. Twistbox Games’ RapidPort™, the mobile industry’s most comprehensive development and porting platform, provides support for J2ME, DoJa, BREW and Symbian. "
target parent: InfoSpace, Inc.
target: InfoSpace Mobile Games Studio
InfoSpace Mobile Games Studio is a pioneer in the Play for Prizes business across the major carriers in North America that includes multiplayer tournaments and loyalty campaigns for leading consumer and entertainment brands.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/1/2004 via BusinessWire

Lightbridge, Inc., acquired Authorize.Net Corporation

synopsis: Lightbridge, Inc. (Nasdaq:LTBG), completed its acquisition of Authorize.Net Corporation for $82 million exclusive of transaction related costs. Today's announcement reflects the Company's previously disclosed strategy to diversify and grow its business.
buyer: Lightbridge, Inc. (LTBG:$0.00)
Lightbridge has helped telecommunications carriers adapt to new customer transaction models. Today, Lightbridge is leveraging our domain expertise to deliver new, cross-industry solutions that make it easier for businesses to manage customer transactions that are driven by wireless and Internet tec "
target parent: InfoSpace, Inc.
target: Authorize.Net Corporation
Authorize.Net provides secure, reliable, Internet Protocol based payment gateway solutions that enable merchants to authorize, settle and manage electronic transactions anytime, anywhere, via websites, at retail, mail order/telephone order call centers and on wireless devices.
price ($mm)
$82
rev ($mm)
$28
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.9x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/4/2004 via PR Newswire

InfoSpace, Inc., acquired Switchboard

synopsis: Switchboard Incorporated SWBD, a leading provider of local online advertising solutions and internet-based yellow pages, today announced that InfoSpace, Inc. INSP has completed the acquisition of the Company in accordance with the terms of the definitive agreement announced March 26, 2004.
buyer: InfoSpace, Inc. (BCOR:$371.98)
InfoSpace, Inc. is a leading developer of tools and technologies to help people discover and enjoy content and information – whether on a mobile phone or on the PC. InfoSpace uses its proprietary metasearch technology to power a portfolio of branded Web sites. "
target: Switchboard
Switchboard is a leading provider of local online advertising solutions and Internet-based yellow pages, interconnecting consumers, merchants and national advertisers. Switchboard helps consumers quickly and easily find and compare local businesses offering specific products and services.
price ($mm)
$95
rev ($mm)
$15
EBITDA ($mm)
$3
EV / rev
6.3x
EV / EBITDA
36.2x
closed 9/25/2019 via PR Newswire

Wealthsimple, acquired SimpleTax Software Inc.

synopsis: Wealthsimple, Canada's leading online investment service, announced that it has acquired SimpleTax, a Canadian web-based tax preparation service that makes preparing and filing tax returns quick and easy. Together, the companies aim to further their joint mission of making financial tools simple and accessible to everyone.
buyer: Wealthsimple
Wealthsimple is Canada's leading online investment manager, making smart and simple investing accessible to all Canadians with low minimums and low fees. Their on-demand financial planning services and investment advice educate clients and keep their investments on track. "
target: SimpleTax Software Inc.
SimpleTax is an award-winning Canadian tax software that makes taxes easy. They believe people deserve better: taxes should be easy and transparent enough to do them alone; the cost to prepare a return should be fair; tax software should be friendly, fast, and fun. That's where SimpleTax comes in.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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closed 12/7/2016 via Company Press Release

Credit Karma, acquired OnePriceTaxes.com

synopsis: Credit Karma entered the more than $2 billion online tax preparation industry with its acquisition of AFJC Corporation, a provider of online tax preparation, filing solutions and related services. AFJC Corporation operated the online self-directed tax preparation and filing service, OnePriceTaxes, and Tax Preparer Solutions.
buyer: Credit Karma
Home of the truly free credit score, Credit Karma helps 60+ million consumers track, maintain, & improve credit health with valuable, free tools and info. "
target: OnePriceTaxes.com
OnePriceTaxes has been making online tax filing easy, accurate, and affordable since 2007. Founded by AFJC Corporation, OnePriceTaxes.com was developed here in the U.S. to make online tax filing quick and easy, for one low price.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/8/2013 via BNC Analysis

Intuit, Inc., acquired GoodApril

synopsis: Intuit has bought GoodApril for an undisclosed price. GoodApril makes tax-planning software intended to help users reduce their annual tax bill. Their tax monitoring solution helps users to predict and correct tax mistakes before they happen, and save their money.
buyer: Intuit, Inc. (INTU:$6,933.00)
Intuit is a leading provider of business and financial management solutions for small and mid-sized businesses, consumers and accounting professionals. Its flagship products and services, simplify small business management and payroll processing, personal finance, and tax preparation and filing. "
target: GoodApril
GoodApril is an online tax planning solution for individual American taxpayers. Their tax monitoring solution helps users to predict and correct tax mistakes before they happen, and save their money.
price ($mm)
$20
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/18/2010 via BNC Analysis

Thomson Reuters, acquired TaxSimple, Inc.

synopsis: Thomson Reuters has acquired the assets of TaxSimple, one of the last independent tax software companies in the tax preparation market. But instead of folding the product line, Thomson is going to use the acquired business to address the small firm market and won't kill TaxSimple products.
buyer: Thomson Reuters (TRI:$5,721.00)
Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. Powered by the world's most trusted news organization, Thomson Reuters combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers. "
target: TaxSimple, Inc.
Since 1983, TaxSimple has consistently served the financial industry with state-of-the-art computer software. TaxSimple's goal is to provide world-class software solutions and services at one point to meet all your needs.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/12/2012 via BNC Analysis

Thomson Reuters Tax & Accounting, acquired Dr Tax Software Inc.

synopsis: The Tax & Accounting business of Thomson Reuters has acquired Dr Tax Software Inc., Canada's largest independently owned developer of income tax software for accounting firms and consumers. The company supports over 2000 firms across Canada with T1/TP1 personal tax software and over 1000 firms with T2 corporate tax software.
buyer parent: Thomson Reuters
buyer: Thomson Reuters Tax & Accounting
Thomson Reuters Tax & Accounting is the leading provider of technology and information solutions, as well as integrated tax compliance software and services to accounting, tax and corporate finance professionals in accounting firms, corporations, law firms and government. "
target: Dr Tax Software Inc.
Dr Tax Software Inc. is Canada's largest independently owned developer of income tax software for accounting firms and consumers. The company supports over 2000 firms across Canada with T1/TP1 personal tax software and over 1000 firms with T2 corporate tax software.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/31/2012 via BusinessWire

InfoSpace, Inc., acquired TaxACT

synopsis: InfoSpace, Inc. announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of TaxACT, a leading provider of online tax solutions. TaxACT is a privately held company founded in 1998 and critically acclaimed as a leader in developing affordable tax preparation software and Web-based services directly for consumers.
buyer: InfoSpace, Inc. (BCOR:$371.98)
InfoSpace, Inc., a developer of metasearch products, is focused on bringing the best of the Web to Internet users. InfoSpace's proprietary metasearch technology combines the top results from several of the largest online search engines, providing fast and comprehensive search results. "
target parent: TA Associates
target: TaxACT
Founded in 1998, TaxACT is critically acclaimed as a leader in developing affordable tax preparation software and Web-based services directly for consumers. TaxACT was the first to offer free Federal tax software and free e-file to all American taxpayers.
price ($mm)[EV]
$288 [$241]
rev ($mm)
$78
EBITDA ($mm)
$35
EV / rev
3.1x
EV / EBITDA
7.0x
closed 12/20/2010 via PR Newswire

Banks.com, Inc., acquired FileLater

synopsis: Banks.com, Inc., operator of financial services focused media properties announced it has acquired FileLater.com, a leader in the online tax extension industry and a portfolio of tax-related Internet domains.
buyer: Banks.com, Inc. (BNX:$0.00)
Banks.com, Inc. operates Internet media properties that provide targeted online advertising and services primarily in the financial services sector. Banks.com provides access to financial content, including financial news, blogs, interest-rate tables, stock quotes, and financial calculators. "
target: FileLater
FileLater is proud to be the first company on the Internet to offer both personal tax extensions and business tax extensions through IRS e-file. FileLater has created an easy-to-use online application that will guides users step by step in submitting a request for a 6 month tax extension.
price ($mm)
$0.18
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA

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Ticker: LSE:AO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
AO World PLC
AO World plc is an online electrical retailer. They provide electrical products and related services. They sell major and small domestic appliances and consumer electronics in the UK, Germany and the Netherlands and deliver them via their in-house logistics business and selected third parties.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,055.26
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.55)
EBIT ($mm)
($12.29)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2800
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Ticker: MALL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PC Mall, Inc.
PC Mall, Inc.
PC Mall, Inc., through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, is a leading value added direct marketer of technology products, services and solutions to small and medium sized businesses, mid-market and enterprise customers, government and educational institutions and individual consumers.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
$1,138.06
EBITDA ($mm)
$13.34
EBIT ($mm)
$7.74
Net Income ($mm)
$3.36
Employees
2408
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Ticker: NYSE:SYX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Systemax Inc.
Systemax Inc.
Systemax Inc., a Fortune 1000 company, sells industrial and technology products through a system of branded e-Commerce websites, relationship marketers and retail stores in North America and Europe. The primary brands are Global Industrial, MISCO, Inmac Wstore and TigerDirect.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,318.10
EBITDA ($mm)
$84.20
EBIT ($mm)
$79.30
Net Income ($mm)
$73.50
Employees
1900
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Ticker: SWX:MOZN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
mobilezone holding ag
mobilezone holding ag
Established in 1999 and based in Switzerland, mobilezone holding ag offers the complete product line of mobile phones as well as price plans of all providers for mobile and fixed-line telephony, digital TV, and Internet. Independent consulting, services for individual and business customers.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,212.25
EBITDA ($mm)
$58.04
EBIT ($mm)
$53.56
Net Income ($mm)
$40.07
Employees
1083
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Ticker: OTCPK:WCRS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Western Capital Resources, Inc.
Western Capital Resources, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides retail financial services and retail cellular phones. It offers non-recourse cash advance loans (often referred to as "payday loans"), check cashing, and other money services, as well as money transfers and money orders.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$45.58
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.55
EBIT ($mm)
$4.90
Net Income ($mm)
$2.75
Employees
390
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Ticker: UCCO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Horizon Health International Corp.
Horizon Health International Corp.
Horizon Health International, formerly Uraniumcore Company, provides services as a ‘Home, Office and Workplace Medical Equipment Specialist’ offering a complete end-to-end shopping experience for Disability Products and Aids for Daily Living through online retail stores across North America.
year
2009
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Ticker: SIFY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sify Limited
Sify Limited
Sify is among the largest Internet, network and e-Commerce services companies in India, offering end-to-end solutions with a comprehensive range of products delivered over a common Internet backbone infrastructure. This Internet backbone reaches 171 cities and towns in India.
year
2008
rev ($mm)
$6,006.22
EBITDA ($mm)
$198.53
EBIT ($mm)
($195.81)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: IMBI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
iMedia Brands, Inc.
iMedia Brands, Inc.
iMedia Brands, Inc. is a global interactive media company that manages a growing portfolio of niche, lifestyle television networks and web service businesses, primarily in North America, for both English speaking and, soon, Spanish speaking audiences and customers.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$535.80
EBITDA ($mm)
($22.30)
EBIT ($mm)
($35.33)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1062
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Ticker: SZSE:00202
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Suning Appliance Company Limited
Suning Appliance Company Limited
Suning Appliance Co., Ltd. operates retail chain stores to sell household appliances, electronic products, office equipment, and communication products.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$17,515.18
EBITDA ($mm)
$232.83
EBIT ($mm)
$100.61
Net Income ($mm)
$156.81
Employees
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Ticker: LSE:DC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dixon's Carphone plc
Dixons Retail plc is Europe's largest specialist electrical retailing and services company. Their aim is to bring the latest technology at the best prices to their customers combined with great advice and after sales care.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$14,564.60
EBITDA ($mm)
$638.97
EBIT ($mm)
$450.40
Net Income ($mm)
$325.59
Employees
42000
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Ticker: CCTYQ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Circuit City Stores Inc.
Circuit City Stores Inc.
Circuit City Stores, Inc. operated as a specialty retailer of consumer electronics, home office products, entertainment software, and related services.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
$11,306.70
EBITDA ($mm)
($227.80)
EBIT ($mm)
($408.80)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
45885
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Ticker: OM:DUST
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dustin Group AB
Dustin Group AB
Dustin Group is one of the leading Nordic resellers of IT products and additional services to companies, the public sector and private individuals. Having its core business within e-commerce, Dustin functions as a bridge between the manufacturer’s large selection and the customer’s needs.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$991.67
EBITDA ($mm)
$45.53
EBIT ($mm)
$38.01
Net Income ($mm)
$26.99
Employees
900
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Ticker: ASX:DSH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dick Smith Holdings Limited
Dick Smith is a leading retailer of consumer electronics. Dick Smith operates an omni-channel platform consisting of the largest consumer electronics physical store network in Australia and New Zealand, online shops, mobile shops, mobile apps and click-and-collect.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$982.30
EBITDA ($mm)
$55.15
EBIT ($mm)
$44.10
Net Income ($mm)
$28.22
Employees
3300
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Ticker: TSE:6630
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ya-Man Ltd.
Ya-Man Ltd.
Based in Japan, Ya-Man Ltd. is a store that imports and sells beauty and health equipment, cosmetics, household goods, and advanced electronic equipment. They have an online store as well as a store based in Tokyo.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$208.42
EBITDA ($mm)
$50.19
EBIT ($mm)
$48.75
Net Income ($mm)
$30.76
Employees
214
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Ticker: BBY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Best Buy
Best Buy
With operations in the United States, Canada, Europe and China, Best Buy is a multinational retailer of technology and entertainment products and services with a commitment to growth and innovation.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$49,621.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,358.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,441.00
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
167000
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Ticker: BCOR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Blucora, Inc.
Blucora, Inc.
Blucora, Inc. operates a diverse group of Internet businesses. Its mission is to deliver long-term value to its customers, partners and shareholders through financial discipline, operational expertise and technology innovation. Blucora’s online businesses reach millions of users worldwide every day.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$371.98
EBITDA ($mm)
$67.59
EBIT ($mm)
$35.76
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
772
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