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closed 9/9/2013 via BusinessWire

Groupon, Inc., acquired Blink

synopsis: Groupon announced the acquisition of last-minute travel app Blink, a leading European destination for great deals on highly curated, same-day hotel bookings, bolstering its rapidly growing Groupon Getaways travel business.
buyer: Groupon, Inc. (GRPN:$2,503.80)
Groupon is a global leader in local commerce, making it easy for people around the world to search and discover great businesses at unbeatable prices. Groupon provides merchants with a suite of products and services, credit card payments processing capabilities and point-of-sale solutions. "
target: Blink
Blink is a brand new revolutionary hotel booking application. Blink differs from other booking methods as it is exclusively via mobile to book premium hotels last minute. The simplicity of the booking system means that bookings can be confirmed in just four taps.
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closed 3/16/2022 via BNC Analysis

Nonius, acquired Criton

synopsis: Nonius, a hospitality tech company in Portugal, has acquired Criton, the largest provider of guest apps for independent hotels in the UK. Criton helps hotels to enhance the guest experience and drive operational efficiency. Their technology enables hotels to digitise their guest information and wrap all-guest facing technology into a branded app.
buyer: Nonius
Nonius is a hospitality tech company in Portugal. Nonius provides complete guest technology solutions for a contactless digital guest journey. They offer solutions for marketing, CRM, branded mobile apps, Wi-Fi, digital signage, and more. "
target: Criton
Criton is the largest provider of guest apps for independent hotels in the UK. Criton helps hotels to enhance the guest experience and drive operational efficiency. Their technology enables hotels to digitise their guest information and wrap all-guest facing technology into a branded app.
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announced 7/13/2016 via BNC Analysis

TrustYou GmbH, will acquire CheckMate

synopsis: Review analytics and reputation-management company TrustYou has acquired guest- and hotel-messaging platform Checkmate. CheckMate enables hotel guests to check-in from their mobile phones. The easy-to-use dashboard allows front-desk staff to balance check-in workload throughout the day, helping to eliminate lines and long waits.
buyer: TrustYou GmbH
TrustYou searches, analyzes, and distills travel reviews from the web. Their data and web based software are used by hotels, accommodations, and restaurants to monitor, survey, and act upon guest feedback, with the aim of providing better service, more influence and enhanced online presence. "
target parent: Room 77, Inc.
target: CheckMate
CheckMate enables hotel guests to check-in from their mobile phones. The easy-to-use dashboard allows front-desk staff to balance check-in workload throughout the day, helping to eliminate lines and long waits.
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closed 5/7/2014 via PR Newswire

Remark Media, Inc., acquired Hotelmobi

synopsis: Remark Media, Inc., a global digital media company, announced the acquisition of Hotelmobi, a company engaged in the development, ownership and operation of hotel booking applications. Hotelmobi plans to launch its widely anticipated "Roomlia" application in the third quarter of 2014.
buyer: Remark Media, Inc. (MARK:$75.39)
Remark Media, Inc. is an innovative digital media company focused on the 18-to-34 year old demographic. It operates across a variety of verticals including fashion, sports, entertainment, health and wellness, personal finance and informational know-how. "
target: Hotelmobi
Hotelmobi, a company engaged in the development, ownership and operation of hotel booking applications, is committed to making hotel booking easy and fun for travelers, and filling rooms that might otherwise go empty for hotels. Their hotel booking app, Roomalia, is set to launch in late 2014.
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closed 3/28/2013 via BNC Analysis

Room 77, Inc., acquired CheckMate

synopsis: The hotel search engine Room 77 has tapped Drew Patterson as chief executive officer and bought the stealth-mode startup CheckMate, which Patterson co-founded. CheckMate enables hotel guests to check-in from their mobile phones. Its easy-to-use dashboard allows front-desk staff to balance check-in workload throughout the day.
buyer: Room 77, Inc.
Mountain View-based Room 77 operates a hotel search engine that allows travelers to search hotels and travel sites to find savings. Travelers can score hidden rates that they can't find on other hotel search engines, including automobile club, senior, government and military. "
target: CheckMate
CheckMate enables hotel guests to check-in from their mobile phones. The easy-to-use dashboard allows front-desk staff to balance check-in workload throughout the day, helping to eliminate lines and long waits.
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closed 2/10/2015 via PR Newswire

CurbStand, acquired Curby

synopsis: CurbStand, the maker of the first and largest valet parking network for consumers and operators that offers interactivity, seamless mobile payments and on-demand services, announced the acquisition of Curby, the complete valet parking solution that provides valet operators with advanced business tools, reporting and metrics previously unavailable.
buyer: CurbStand
CurbStand is a mobile payment and specialty services platform for the valet and parking industries. CurbStand delivers a cashless, concierge-style valet experience for customers to find, pay and tip for parking and for businesses and their valet companies to better manage their parking. "
target: Curby
Curby is the complete valet parking solution that provides valet operators with advanced business tools, reporting and metric. The platform enables valet operators to monitor vehicle and staff activity in real time at each parking location, and more.
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closed 4/3/2013 via Market Wire

OpenCoin, acquired Simple Honey Inc.

synopsis: Simple Honey Inc. announced its acquisition by OpenCoin, the company building the Ripple protocol for a new virtual currency and distributed open source payment network. The Simplehoney team has successfully launched targeted vertical applications for the travel and shopping categories.
buyer: OpenCoin
OpenCoin Inc. is committed to a simple, global and open currency system. Their team works to continually improve the Ripple network’s open source code-base, developer API and consumer and merchant services. The Ripple network is an open source, peer-to-peer payment network. "
target: Simple Honey Inc.
Simplehoney was founded by Joyce Kim and Eric Nakagawa. The simplehoney team has successfully launched targeted vertical applications for the travel and shopping categories.
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closed 9/12/2018 via BNC Analysis

Jienem Co,. Ltd., acquired VOLO (Mobile App)

synopsis: Jienem, an online reservation service for guest houses, hostels and homestay in South Korea, has acquired VOLO from SK Planet, a provider of personalized commerce platform services. VOLO is a South Korean travel blogging mobile app that enables travelers to record each moment of their journey.
buyer: Jienem Co,. Ltd.
Jienem is an online reservation service for guest houses, hostels and homestay in South Korea. Their Monstay platform allows users to book a variety of room types, including guest houses, caravans, hotels, and more. Jienem has a network of over 300 guest house locations that users can choose from. "
target parent: SK Telecom
target: VOLO (Mobile App)
VOLO is a South Korean travel blogging mobile app that enables travelers to record each moment of their journey. With its travel-focused features, such as photos, locations, and routes, VOLO helps travelers to record their valuable experiences without difficulty.
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announced 12/28/2016 via BNC Analysis

AT Technology Co Ltd, will acquire Taba

synopsis: AT technology Co Ltd will buy 37,427 shares (55%) of Taba, a location-based service company. Taba is the world's first travel O2O ( online-to-offline) platform starting in Jeju, Korea.
buyer: AT Technology Co Ltd (KOSDAQ:A073570:$120.12)
AT technology Co., Ltd. designs, develops, manufactures, and markets semiconductor testing equipment. The Company's products include wafer test equipment, LCD testing equipment, and other semiconductor related components. "
target: Taba
Taba is a location-based service company. Taba is the world's first travel O2O ( online-to-offline) platform starting in Jeju, Korea.
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closed 11/18/2015 via Company Press Release

VAUDE Sport GmbH & Co. KG, acquired Epiclist

synopsis: The outdoor brand VAUDE is now taking over the internationally popular iPhone app Epiclist, adding a further facet to its comprehensive commitment to sustainability. Epiclist is an iPhone-compatible application designed for posting travel and outdoor stories which users can share with their friends.
buyer: VAUDE Sport GmbH & Co. KG
VAUDE is a German producer of mountain sports equipment. The head office is in Tettnang, Germany. "
target: Epiclist
Epiclist is an iPhone-compatible application designed for posting travel and outdoor stories which users can share with their friends.
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announced 4/22/2015 via Yahoo, Inc.

MakeMyTrip.com, will acquire Mygola

synopsis: MakeMyTrip Limited, India's leading online travel company, is announcing an agreement to acquire Mygola.com and its assets. Mygola is a platform enabling travelers to discover customizable and bookable travel itineraries.
buyer: MakeMyTrip.com (MMYT:$294.56)
MakeMyTrip Limited, an online travel company, provides travel products and solutions in India and internationally. Its services and products include air tickets, hotel bookings, holiday packages, rail tickets, bus tickets, car hire, and more. "
target: Mygola
Mygola is a platform enabling travelers to discover customizable and bookable travel itineraries. With the help of thousands of curated itineraries, customers can quickly find something they like and tweak it as much (or as little) to create a beautiful, custom trip plan.
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closed 5/5/2014 via PR Newswire

TripAdvisor LLC, acquired Tripbod

synopsis: TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site, announced it has acquired Tripbod, a travel community that helps connect travelers to local experts and, in doing so, is able to deliver to travelers relevant recommendations direct from a local expert. Tripbod employees will operate out of the TripAdvisor London office.
buyer: TripAdvisor LLC (TRIP:$1,462.00)
TripAdvisor is the world's largest travel site, enabling travelers to plan and have the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from real travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools. "
target: Tripbod
Tripbod is a travel community that helps connect travelers to local experts and, in doing so, is able to deliver to travelers relevant recommendations direct from a local expert. Travel recommendations are accessed via smart phone or tablet apps.
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closed 11/13/2013 via BNC Analysis

Lonely Planet, acquired TouristEye

synopsis: TouristEye announced that it has been acquired by travel heavyweight Lonely Planet. TouristEye is a mobile app and website for planning trips and discovering new things to do while traveling. It builds itineraries and collects things to do while traveling in new cities.
buyer parent: British Broadcasting Corporation
buyer: Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet publishes guidebooks, digital books, city guides, and maps that provide travel details to travelers. It also offers travel tips; language guidance books that contain keywords, basic grammar, and phrases in local languages; and health and safety advice. "
target: TouristEye
TouristEye is a mobile app and website for planning trips and discovering new things to do while traveling. It builds itineraries and collects things to do while traveling in new cities.
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announced 11/18/2010 via PR Newswire

Expedia, Inc., will acquire Mobiata LLC

synopsis: Expedia, Inc. announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Mobiata™, creator of best selling mobile travel applications including FlightTrack™. The deal marks Expedia's most significant investment to date in addressing the mobile travel market, and accelerates the company's ability to enable mobile travel shopping and booking.
buyer: Expedia, Inc. (EXPE:$7,026.00)
Expedia, Inc. is the largest online travel company in the world, with an extensive brand portfolio that includes more than 90 localized Expedia.com®- and Hotels.com®-branded sites. "
target: Mobiata LLC
Mobiata creates best selling mobile travel applications for smartphones and emerging devices. Since its founding in December 2008, Mobiata's applications have been featured by the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Washington Post, TechCrunch, USA Today and in Apple TV and print ads.
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closed 7/11/2011 via PR Newswire

TripAdvisor, LLC, acquired Where I've Been, LLC

synopsis: TripAdvisor®, the world's largest travel site, announced it has acquired Where I've Been, a leading travel website and social platform with a detailed interactive world map that lets users share where they've been, lived, and want to go. Where I've Been allows users to share their world map on social networks and interact with like-minded users.
buyer parent: Expedia, Inc.
buyer: TripAdvisor, LLC (TRIP:$1,462.00)
TripAdvisor® is the world's largest travel site, enabling travelers to plan and have the perfect trip. It offers trusted advice from real travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features (including Flights search and TripAdvisor Mobile with seamless links to booking tools. "
target: Where I've Been, LLC
Where I've Been, LLC is a leading travel website and social platform with a detailed interactive world map that lets users share where they've been, lived, and want to go. Where I've Been® allows users to share their world map on social networks and interact with like-minded users.
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closed 1/13/2006 via PR Newswire

DynEco Corporation, acquired Dynamic Leisure Group, Inc.

synopsis: DynEco Corporation announced today that on January 13, 2006, it completed the acquisition of all the outstanding capital stock of Dynamic Leisure Group, Inc. ("Dynamic"), which will now operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of DynEco.
buyer: DynEco Corporation
DynEco, through its wholly owned subsidiary Dynamic Leisure Group, Inc. ("Dynamic"), is focused on consolidating leisure-based travel products, such as airfares, hotels, car rentals, excursions, and tours, using proprietary computer software and broadband communication technology. "
target: Dynamic Leisure Group, Inc.
Dynamic owns the proprietary rights to Tourscape, a packaging software that enables end-users the ability to create, price and manage multiple travel products online, instantaneously.
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closed 1/21/2008 via PR Newswire

OTravel.com, acquired VRGateway

synopsis: Mountain Reservations Inc., owned by Kinderhook Industries and Castles Media Company, announced the acquisition of VRGateway Inc. The acquisition, which includes VRGateway's consumer-facing vacation rental website http://www.Rooster.com, will expand Mountain Reservation's vacation rental business beyond the ski industry.
buyer parent: Kinderhook Industries
buyer: OTravel.com
Mountain Reservations Inc. operates over 80 web sites that offer consumers with the widest selection of vacation properties available for short and long-term rental. The Company's sites serve as destination specific information guides allowing the consumer to plan their entire vacation. "
target: VRGateway
VRGateway is the Web's first "Super Search" site providing direct connectivity between consumers and hundreds of thousands of professionally managed vacation rental properties. Proprietary technology allows most widely-used reservation management systems to interface directly with VRGateway.
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closed 11/18/2013 via GlobeNewswire

StudentUniverse, acquired WeHostels

synopsis: StudentUniverse, a tech company that provides exclusive discounts, rewards, and experiences for students, faculty and youth, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire WeHostels, a mobile travel agency that allows users to book budget accommodation through its best-in-class mobile applications.
buyer: StudentUniverse
StudentUniverse is a tech company that provides exclusive discounts, rewards, and experiences for students, faculty and youth. StudentUniverse negotiates exclusive airfares from over 65 airline partners globally, discounted rates on hotels and tours all over the world. "
target: WeHostels
WeHostels is an award-winning mobile travel agency for the youth segment. Through its mobile apps travelers can book affordable accommodations (hotels & hostels) in more than 800 cities and discover events (concerts and festivals) around the world.
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closed 8/7/2013 via PR Web

ZOZI, acquired TripFlavor

synopsis: ZOZI, the leading brand helping people live active lifestyles, announced the acquisition of real-time tours and activities Software as a Service reservation system, TripFlavor. TripFlavor launched in 2011 as an OpenTable-style platform for activities and tours.
buyer: ZOZI
ZOZI inspires people to live active lifestyles by connecting them with local experiences, getaways, and the gear they need to Get Out There. Users can discover and book unforgettable experiences that are around the corner or around the world and find the Gear they need for their next adventure. "
target: TripFlavor
TripFlavor is a real-time tours and activities Software-as-a-service reservation system. TripFlavor launched in 2011 as an OpenTable-style platform for activities and tours.
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closed 2/2/2015 via GlobeNewswire

TripAdvisor LLC, acquired ZeTrip, Inc.

synopsis: TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site, announced it recently acquired ZeTrip, Inc., including its product Rove, the personal journal app that helps users log activities including places they have visited and photos they have taken.
buyer: TripAdvisor LLC (TRIP:$1,462.00)
TripAdvisor® is the world's largest travel site, enabling travelers to plan and have the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from real travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools. "
target: ZeTrip, Inc.
ZeTrip extracts, aggregates and mines semi-structured social data to help users plan their trips. Their product, Rove, is a personal journal app that helps users log activities including places they have visited and photos they have taken.
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closed 9/9/2013 via BusinessWire

Groupon, Inc., acquired Blink

synopsis: Groupon announced the acquisition of last-minute travel app Blink, a leading European destination for great deals on highly curated, same-day hotel bookings, bolstering its rapidly growing Groupon Getaways travel business.
buyer: Groupon, Inc. (GRPN:$2,503.80)
Groupon is a global leader in local commerce, making it easy for people around the world to search and discover great businesses at unbeatable prices. Groupon provides merchants with a suite of products and services, credit card payments processing capabilities and point-of-sale solutions. "
target: Blink
Blink is a brand new revolutionary hotel booking application. Blink differs from other booking methods as it is exclusively via mobile to book premium hotels last minute. The simplicity of the booking system means that bookings can be confirmed in just four taps.
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closed 8/8/2019 via BusinessWire

Groupon, Inc., acquired Presence AI

synopsis: Groupon, an American worldwide e-commerce marketplace connecting subscribers with local merchants by offering activities, travel, goods and services, has acquired Presence AI, an AI-powered text and voice communications tool that enables and facilitates messaging between customers and merchants.
buyer: Groupon, Inc. (GRPN:$2,503.80)
Groupon offers a vast mobile and online marketplace where people discover and save on amazing things to do, see, eat and buy. By enabling real-time commerce across local businesses, travel destinations, consumer products and live events, shoppers can find the best a city has to offer. "
target: Presence AI
Founded in 2015, Presence AI is an AI-powered text and voice communication tool that enables and facilitates messaging between customers and merchants.
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closed 5/1/2018 via BusinessWire

Groupon, Inc., acquired Giftcloud and Vouchercloud

synopsis: Groupon, an American worldwide e-commerce marketplace, announced it has acquired Cloud Savings Company, Ltd., parent company of online discount code platform Vouchercloud and brand loyalty provider Giftcloud.
buyer: Groupon, Inc. (GRPN:$2,503.80)
Groupon offers a vast mobile and online marketplace where people discover and save on amazing things to do, see, eat and buy. By enabling real-time commerce across local businesses, travel destinations, consumer products and live events, shoppers can find the best a city has to offer. "
target: Giftcloud and Vouchercloud
Vouchercloud is one of the UK’s leading voucher platforms, having revolutionized the marketplace with the launch of Europe’s first voucher app in 2010. Giftcloud is at the forefront of the digital gift card market, launching in 2014 as Europe’s first entirely digital gifting app and website.
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closed 9/11/2017 via BNC Analysis

Groupon, Inc., acquired Laçador de Ofertas LTDA.

synopsis: The discount site Groupon announced the acquisition of the Laçador de Ofertas page, specialized in the South region of Brazil. Laçador de Ofertas offers the best deals in the South of Brazil for restaurants, entertainment, parks and services.
buyer: Groupon, Inc. (GRPN:$2,503.80)
Groupon offers a vast mobile and online marketplace where people discover and save on amazing things to do, see, eat and buy. By enabling real-time commerce across local businesses, travel destinations, consumer products and live events, shoppers can find the best a city has to offer. "
target: Laçador de Ofertas LTDA.
Laçador de Ofertas offers the best deals in the South of Brazil for restaurants, entertainment, parks and services. Our goal is to strive for you to experience the best moments with the best offers.
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announced 3/26/2017 via BNC Analysis

SkyFund, will acquire Groupon Israel

synopsis: Private equity fund Sky is acquiring control of electronic coupons company Groupon Israel from international company Groupon. Groupon began doing business in Israeli in 2011, when it acquired the Grouper coupons website. Groupon offers a vast mobile and online marketplace where people discover and save on amazing things to do, see, eat and buy.
buyer: SkyFund
SKY is a leading mid-market Israeli Private Equity fund. Founded in 2005 by Zvi Yochman and Nir Dagan, the Fund aims to achieve substantial capital appreciation and current income, principally by taking advantage of investment opportunities in middle market Israeli or Israel-related companies. "
target parent: Groupon, Inc.
target: Groupon Israel
Groupon began doing business in Israeli in 2011, when it acquired the Grouper coupons website. Serving Tel Aviv and surrounding cities since March 2010, Grouper was widely recognized as the first and largest deal site in Israel.
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announced 3/8/2017 via Market Wire

Fave Group, will acquire Groupon Singapore

synopsis: Southeast Asia's online-to-offline (O2O) e-commerce market leader Fave announced its acquisition of Groupon Singapore, the city-state's top deals and discounts platform. The acquisition is set to solidify the company's efforts in helping consumers save, while driving growth for local businesses across SEA.
buyer: Fave Group
Fave Group (formerly KFit Group) is the fastest growing O2O company in Southeast Asia. Started as a fitness sharing platform, Fave Group has expanded to include various other verticals such as Food & Restaurants, Beauty & Wellness, Lifestyle & Activities and more. "
target parent: Groupon, Inc.
target: Groupon Singapore
Groupon Singapore is the city-state's top deals and discounts platform. Launched in May 2010, Groupon Singapore features one daily deal on the best things to do, see, eat, and buy across Singapore.
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closed 2/22/2017 via BNC Analysis

Mountain Nazca, purchased Groupon LatAm from Groupon, Inc.

synopsis: Mountain Nazca acquired Groupon LatAm to increase growth across Chile, Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru. Groupon is a global leader of local commerce and the place to start to buy just about anything, anytime, anywhere.
buyer: Mountain Nazca
Mountain Nazca (formerly Nazca Ventures) is a Venture Capital and Venture Building firm focused in Latin American markets as well as Latin American entrepreneurs outside the region. Their goal is to help build lasting companies, with a true bottom-up approach. "
seller: Groupon, Inc. (GRPN:$2,503.80)
Groupon LatAm operates across Chile, Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru. Groupon is a global leader of local commerce and the place to start to buy just about anything, anytime, anywhere.
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announced 2/20/2017 via Reuters

Hong Kong Television Network Limited, will purchase Shift Media Group (Groupon HK) from Groupon, Inc.

synopsis: Groupon will sell and Talent Ascent (an investment holding company of Hong Kong Television Network) will acquire 100% of issued share capital of Shift Media Group (Groupon Hong Kong). Groupon offers a vast mobile and online marketplace where people discover and save on amazing things to do, see, eat and buy.
buyer: Hong Kong Television Network Limited (SEHK:1137:$24.02)
Hong Kong Television Network Limited, formerly City Telecom (H.K.) Limited, is engaged in the multimedia business. The Company's multimedia business includes its offer of free television programming through its over-the-top (OTT) platform, and its online shopping business, HKTV Mall. "
seller: Groupon, Inc. (GRPN:$2,503.80)
Shift Media Group Ltd. (Groupon Hong Kong) offers a vast mobile and online marketplace where people discover and save on amazing things to do, see, eat and buy. Shift Media Group is based in Wanchai, Hong Kong.
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closed 11/28/2016 via Market Wire

KFit Holdings Pte Ltd, purchased Groupon Malaysia from Groupon, Inc.

synopsis: Building the future of online-to-offline (O2O) commerce in Southeast Asia, KFit Group announced its acquisition of Groupon Malaysia. This follows KFit Group's acquisition of Groupon's Indonesia business in August and the rapid growth of its new Fave platform to further position the company as the region's O2O leader.
buyer: KFit Holdings Pte Ltd
KFit Group is the fastest growing O2O company in Southeast Asia. Started in April 2015 as a fitness sharing platform, KFit Group has expanded to include various other verticals such as Food & Restaurants, Beauty & Wellness, Lifestyle & Activities and more. "
seller: Groupon, Inc. (GRPN:$2,503.80)
Groupon Malaysia is an established market leader, serving millions of customers and thousands of local businesses. Groupon is a global leader of local commerce and the place to start to buy just about anything, anytime, anywhere.
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announced 10/26/2016 via Bloomberg

Groupon, Inc., will acquire LivingSocial.com

synopsis: Groupon Inc. agreed to buy LivingSocial Inc., absorbing an old rival in the once-fierce war between companies offering daily deals via e-mail. LivingSocial is the local marketplace to buy and share the best things to do in local cities and beyond.
buyer: Groupon, Inc. (GRPN:$2,503.80)
Groupon is a global leader of local commerce and the place to start to buy just about anything, anytime, anywhere. By leveraging the company's global relationships and scale, Groupon offers consumers a vast marketplace of unbeatable deals all over the world. "
target: LivingSocial.com
LivingSocial is the local marketplace to buy and share the best things to do in local cities and beyond. With unique and diverse offerings each day, LivingSocial inspires members to discover everything from weekend excursions to one-of-a kind events and experiences.
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closed 10/21/2016 via BNC Analysis

Groupon, Inc., acquired BeautyNow

synopsis: Chicago-based Groupon Inc. has acquired certain assets of Houston-based BeautyNow LLC. The app BeautyNow is an OpenTable-style app for salons. Customers can search for a time and treatment such as a manicure, haircut or other beauty appointment.
buyer: Groupon, Inc. (GRPN:$2,503.80)
Groupon is a global leader of local commerce and the place to start to buy just about anything, anytime, anywhere. By leveraging the company's global relationships and scale, Groupon offers consumers a vast marketplace of unbeatable deals all over the world. "
target: BeautyNow
The app BeautyNow is an OpenTable-style app for salons. Customers can search for a time and treatment such as a manicure, haircut or other beauty appointment. The app plugs into local scheduling software to find the earliest availability, giving the customer access to the quickest and closest salon.
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announced 6/6/2016 via BNC Analysis

KFit Holdings Pte Ltd, will acquire Groupon Indonesia

synopsis: KFit Holdings, a Singapore-based mobile app developer, signed a deal to acquire e-commerce marketplace Groupon Indonesia. Groupon Indonesia, formerly known as Disdus.com, has over one million subscribers and over 15,000 local merchants on its site.
buyer: KFit Holdings Pte Ltd
KFit offers unlimited access to gyms and fitness studios for a fixed monthly fee. KFit has also added more categories like massages and beauty salons to its offering. "
target parent: Groupon, Inc.
target: Groupon Indonesia
Groupon Indonesia, formerly known as Disdus.com, has over one million subscribers and over 15,000 local merchants on its site. Groupon chose to acquire the local daily deal site in 2011 among other Groupon clones in the country that offer similar deal-hunt services for customers.
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closed 5/9/2016 via PR Newswire

Upserve, Inc., acquired Breadcrumb

synopsis: Upserve announced that it has acquired Breadcrumb from Groupon, creating the industry's largest cloud-based restaurant management platform serving more than 6,000 restaurants in every U.S. state. Breadcrumb is a fully featured point of sale system for restaurants, bars and nightclubs built to run in the cloud and on Apple iPad devices.
buyer: Upserve, Inc.
Upserve puts everything restaurateurs need to know in one place, providing real-time guidance to empower local restaurants to unlock their full potential. One of the fastest-growing companies in the restaurant technology space, restaurants use Upserve to manage more than 20 million meals per month. "
target parent: Groupon, Inc.
target: Breadcrumb
Breadcrumb is a suite of powerful, cloud-based iPad and smartphone tools that help businesses operate faster, know their customers better and maximize revenue. Their products include flexible, affordable iPad point-of-sale products and payments solutions for cafes, restaurants, bars and nightclubs.
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closed 5/5/2016 via BNC Analysis

Biglion, purchased Russian Business from Groupon, Inc.

synopsis: American Groupon, which specializes in the sale of goods and services at discounted prices, has sold its business in Russia to Biglion, Groupon's main competitor in Russia.
buyer parent: ru-Net
buyer: Biglion
Biglion offers discounts from 50 to 90% for services, goods and travel in more than 70 cities of Russia. Every day on the Biglion website there are special offers, in terms of which customers can buy discount coupons. "
seller: Groupon, Inc. (GRPN:$2,503.80)
Groupon's Russian Business started in 2010 when the American company acquired a controlling stake of a similar Russian service Darberry. Groupon is a global leader of local commerce and the place to start to buy just about anything, anytime, anywhere.
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closed 7/16/2015 via BusinessWire

Groupon, Inc., acquired OrderUp

synopsis: Groupon has acquired OrderUp, an on-demand online and mobile food ordering and delivery marketplace. OrderUp brings food ordering and delivery expertise to areas such as Baltimore, Md. and Denver, and markets with large student populations such as Bloomington, Ind., Boulder, Colo. and State College, Pa.
buyer: Groupon, Inc. (GRPN:$2,503.80)
Groupon is a global leader in local commerce, making it easy for people around the world to search and discover great businesses at unbeatable prices. Groupon provides merchants with a suite of products and services, credit card payments processing capabilities and point-of-sale solutions. "
target: OrderUp
OrderUp is the most complete on-demand food delivery marketplace for local markets outside of the top metros. With feet on the street in markets nationwide, OrderUp provides easy access to great food from locals' favorite restaurants.
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announced 6/18/2015 via BNC Analysis

Groupon, Inc., will acquire Venuelabs

synopsis: Groupon is acquiring Venuelabs, a Seattle-based startup that helps local retailers monitor what is being said about them on a variety of social networks. Venuelabs is the leader in customer measurement, analytics, and engagement for merchants.
buyer: Groupon, Inc. (GRPN:$2,503.80)
Groupon is a global leader in local commerce, making it easy for people around the world to search and discover great businesses at unbeatable prices. Groupon provides merchants with a suite of products and services, credit card payments processing capabilities and point-of-sale solutions. "
target: Venuelabs
Venuelabs is a Seattle-based startup that helps local retailers monitor what is being said about them on a variety of social networks. Venuelabs is the leader in customer measurement, analytics, and engagement for merchants.
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closed 6/5/2015 via BNC Analysis

Groupon, Inc., acquired PrettyQuick

synopsis: The Chicago-based online deals company Groupon said it is acquiring PrettyQuick, a Chicago-based startup website and app where users can book and pay for appointments at a range of beauty salons and spas.
buyer: Groupon, Inc. (GRPN:$2,503.80)
Groupon is a global leader in local commerce, making it easy for people around the world to search and discover great businesses at unbeatable prices. Groupon provides merchants with a suite of products and services, credit card payments processing capabilities and point-of-sale solutions. "
target: PrettyQuick
PrettyQuick™ is the easiest way to book beauty. Accepting online/ mobile bookings in over 500 of Chicago's best salons and spas, expect to see the beauty industry revolution hitting more cities soon.
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closed 11/17/2014 via BNC Analysis

Groupon, Inc., acquired SWARM Mobile

synopsis: Groupon announced that it has acquired Swarm Mobile, a startup that helps businesses connect with and track their customers while in stores. Their family of smart retail devices, coupled with advanced retail analytics and a comprehensive retail management platform, can help retailers increase sales through superior insights.
buyer: Groupon, Inc. (GRPN:$2,503.80)
Groupon is a global leader in local commerce, making it easy for people around the world to search and discover great businesses at unbeatable prices. Groupon provides merchants with a suite of products and services, credit card payments processing capabilities and point-of-sale solutions. "
target: SWARM Mobile
Swarm is a venture-backed technology company committed to helping small business retailers. Their family of smart retail devices, coupled with advanced retail analytics and a comprehensive retail management platform, can help retailers increase sales through superior insights.
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closed 1/13/2014 via BusinessWire

Groupon, Inc., acquired Ideeli

synopsis: Groupon, a global leader of local commerce, announced the acquisition of ideeli, a leading online flash fashion retailer, further extending its presence in fashion and apparel.
buyer: Groupon, Inc. (GRPN:$2,503.80)
Groupon is a global leader in local commerce, making it easy for people around the world to search and discover great businesses at unbeatable prices. Groupon provides merchants with a suite of products and services, credit card payments processing capabilities and point-of-sale solutions. "
target: Ideeli
Ideeli is a leading online retail site dedicated to delivering a unique, exciting daily shopping experience with a curated selection of offerings across the apparel, accessories, home, shoes, kids, travel and lifestyle categories.
price ($mm)[EV]
$43 [$41]
rev ($mm)
$98
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.5x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/11/2013 via BNC Analysis

Groupon, Inc., acquired Boomerang (rang.com)

synopsis: Groupon, the world's most popular daily deals site, has acquired Boomerang, a consumer social gifting application, that helps email and social media marketers run innovative social gifting campaigns.
buyer: Groupon, Inc. (GRPN:$2,503.80)
Groupon is a global leader in local commerce, making it easy for people around the world to search and discover great businesses at unbeatable prices. Groupon provides merchants with a suite of products and services, credit card payments processing capabilities and point-of-sale solutions. "
target parent: Lightbank LLC
target: Boomerang (rang.com)
Boomerang operates rang.com, a consumer social gifting application, that helps email and social media marketers run innovative social gifting campaigns. Boomerang’s gifting & rewards network provides online publishers with access to free, revenue-generating gift cards from top advertisers.
price ($mm)
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closed 1/2/2014 via BusinessWire

Groupon, Inc., acquired TicketMonster Inc.

synopsis: Groupon announced it has completed the acquisition of Ticket Monster, a leading Korean ecommerce company, for $260 million in cash and stock. TicketMonster Inc. is the leading social commerce website in South Korea. The company offers daily and instant deals, travel packages, and events to more than 2 million members in Korea and Malaysia.
buyer: Groupon, Inc. (GRPN:$2,503.80)
Groupon is a global leader in local commerce, making it easy for people around the world to search and discover great businesses at unbeatable prices. Groupon provides merchants with a suite of products and services, credit card payments processing capabilities and point-of-sale solutions. "
target parent: LivingSocial.com
target: TicketMonster Inc.
TicketMonster Inc. is the leading social commerce website in South Korea. Founded in 2010, TicketMonster offers daily and instant deals, travel packages, and events to more than 2 million members in Korea and Malaysia.
price ($mm)
$241
rev ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 11/4/2020 via BNC Analysis

Jersey Post Limited, acquired Fetch.je

synopsis: Jersey Post, the postal delivery services provider for Jersey, has acquired local marketplace website Fetch.je. Fetch.je was launched at the end of March 2020 to offer the local community safe and continued online shopping during the initial pandemic restrictions. 
buyer: Jersey Post Limited
Established in 1969, and incorporated from the local government in 2006, Jersey Post now operates a network of 21 post offices across the island. In addition, Jersey Post provides postal delivery services to all Jersey residential households and business, five days a week. "
target: Fetch.je
Based in Jersey, Fetch.je was launched in March 2020 to offer the local community safe and continued online shopping during the initial pandemic restrictions. Fetch.je allowed Jersey to have an online marketplace where shops, service providers, and restaurants were able to rapidly trade online
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closed 12/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

Carsten Blom-Hanssen, acquired Sweetdeal

synopsis: Berlingske Media has sold Sweetdeal, a company that offers deals and coupons for travel, electronics, entertainment, food, and sports through its online platform and application, to Carsten Blom-Hanssen, a director at Sweetdeal A/S and a former director at Berlingske Media A/S. Sweetdeal is based in Denmark.
buyer: Carsten Blom-Hanssen
Carsten Blom-Hanssen is a director at Sweetdeal A/S and a former director at Berlingske Media A/S. He is based out of Copenhagen, Denmark. "
target parent: De Persgroep NV
target: Sweetdeal
Sweetdeal A/S offers deals and coupons for travel, electronics, entertainment, food, and sports through its online platform and application. The company was founded in 2017 and is based in Copenhagen, Denmark.
price ($mm)
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closed 12/7/2017 via BNC Analysis

Paytm, acquired Nearbuy.com

synopsis: Paytm has acquired Nearbuy.com, India’s first hyper-local online platform that enables customers and local merchants to discover and engage with each other. Nearbuy.com lets consumers discover their local city intimately, from fine dining to the top spas.
buyer parent: One97 Communications Ltd.
buyer: Paytm
Paytm is India's largest digital goods and mobile commerce platform - inspired and driven by a commitment to great consumer experience. Paytm is also a leading payment solutions provider to e-commerce merchants using its RBI approved semi-closed wallet. "
target: Nearbuy.com
Nearbuy.com is India’s first hyper-local online platform that enables customers and local merchants to discover and engage with each other. Whether it’s fine dining, relaxing at the top spas, or just discovering the local city intimately, Nearbuy.com makes it happen.
price ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 11/8/2017 via BNC Analysis

EMERGE Commerce Inc., acquired WagJag.com

synopsis: EMERGE Commerce Inc., formerly known as Transformational Capital, has acquired Wagjag, an online deal community, from Metroland Media Group, a subsidiary of Torstar. WagJag is a deal-of-the-day website, or an online service that claims to offer various goods at reduced prices through "combined purchasing power."
buyer: EMERGE Commerce Inc. (TSXV:ECOM:$14.63)
EMERGE (formerly Transformational Capital) launched in 2015 with the mission of acquiring, consolidating, and operating a portfolio of consumer marketplaces, layering on mobile/advertising technologies by leveraging shared resources, direct-from-factory sourcing, and collective data. "
target parent: Torstar Corporation
target: WagJag.com
WagJag is a deal-of-the-day website, or an online service that claims to offer various goods at reduced prices through "combined purchasing power." The WagJag company started operating in late 2009 with its main office located in Toronto, Canada.
price ($mm)
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closed 9/11/2017 via BNC Analysis

Groupon, Inc., acquired Laçador de Ofertas LTDA.

synopsis: The discount site Groupon announced the acquisition of the Laçador de Ofertas page, specialized in the South region of Brazil. Laçador de Ofertas offers the best deals in the South of Brazil for restaurants, entertainment, parks and services.
buyer: Groupon, Inc. (GRPN:$2,503.80)
Groupon offers a vast mobile and online marketplace where people discover and save on amazing things to do, see, eat and buy. By enabling real-time commerce across local businesses, travel destinations, consumer products and live events, shoppers can find the best a city has to offer. "
target: Laçador de Ofertas LTDA.
Laçador de Ofertas offers the best deals in the South of Brazil for restaurants, entertainment, parks and services. Our goal is to strive for you to experience the best moments with the best offers.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/9/2017 via Company Press Release

Epipoli S.p.A, acquired Groupalia Italia

synopsis: Epipoli S.p.A, a provider of gift card and loytalty marketing solutions for retailers, banks, and service companies, has acquired Groupalia Italia. Groupalia Italia owns and operates a group buying and discounts website that offers discounts up to 90% off. They are present in 20 Italian cities and have over 4 million customers.
buyer: Epipoli S.p.A
Epipoli provides gift card and loytalty marketing solutions for retailers, banks, and service companies. They are the leading gift card network in europe, with over 250 partners in over 25,000 retail outlets. The company also offers a CRM platform and incentive programs. "
target: Groupalia Italia
Groupalia Italia owns and operates a group buying and discounts website that offers discounts up to 90% off. They are present in 20 Italian cities and have over 4 million customers. The company has sold over 5.5 million coupons and have collaborated with over 7,200 partners.
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announced 3/26/2017 via BNC Analysis

SkyFund, will acquire Groupon Israel

synopsis: Private equity fund Sky is acquiring control of electronic coupons company Groupon Israel from international company Groupon. Groupon began doing business in Israeli in 2011, when it acquired the Grouper coupons website. Groupon offers a vast mobile and online marketplace where people discover and save on amazing things to do, see, eat and buy.
buyer: SkyFund
SKY is a leading mid-market Israeli Private Equity fund. Founded in 2005 by Zvi Yochman and Nir Dagan, the Fund aims to achieve substantial capital appreciation and current income, principally by taking advantage of investment opportunities in middle market Israeli or Israel-related companies. "
target parent: Groupon, Inc.
target: Groupon Israel
Groupon began doing business in Israeli in 2011, when it acquired the Grouper coupons website. Serving Tel Aviv and surrounding cities since March 2010, Grouper was widely recognized as the first and largest deal site in Israel.
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announced 3/8/2017 via Market Wire

Fave Group, will acquire Groupon Singapore

synopsis: Southeast Asia's online-to-offline (O2O) e-commerce market leader Fave announced its acquisition of Groupon Singapore, the city-state's top deals and discounts platform. The acquisition is set to solidify the company's efforts in helping consumers save, while driving growth for local businesses across SEA.
buyer: Fave Group
Fave Group (formerly KFit Group) is the fastest growing O2O company in Southeast Asia. Started as a fitness sharing platform, Fave Group has expanded to include various other verticals such as Food & Restaurants, Beauty & Wellness, Lifestyle & Activities and more. "
target parent: Groupon, Inc.
target: Groupon Singapore
Groupon Singapore is the city-state's top deals and discounts platform. Launched in May 2010, Groupon Singapore features one daily deal on the best things to do, see, eat, and buy across Singapore.
price ($mm)
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closed 2/22/2017 via BNC Analysis

Mountain Nazca, purchased Groupon LatAm from Groupon, Inc.

synopsis: Mountain Nazca acquired Groupon LatAm to increase growth across Chile, Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru. Groupon is a global leader of local commerce and the place to start to buy just about anything, anytime, anywhere.
buyer: Mountain Nazca
Mountain Nazca (formerly Nazca Ventures) is a Venture Capital and Venture Building firm focused in Latin American markets as well as Latin American entrepreneurs outside the region. Their goal is to help build lasting companies, with a true bottom-up approach. "
seller: Groupon, Inc. (GRPN:$2,503.80)
Groupon LatAm operates across Chile, Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru. Groupon is a global leader of local commerce and the place to start to buy just about anything, anytime, anywhere.
price ($mm)
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announced 2/20/2017 via Reuters

Hong Kong Television Network Limited, will purchase Shift Media Group (Groupon HK) from Groupon, Inc.

synopsis: Groupon will sell and Talent Ascent (an investment holding company of Hong Kong Television Network) will acquire 100% of issued share capital of Shift Media Group (Groupon Hong Kong). Groupon offers a vast mobile and online marketplace where people discover and save on amazing things to do, see, eat and buy.
buyer: Hong Kong Television Network Limited (SEHK:1137:$24.02)
Hong Kong Television Network Limited, formerly City Telecom (H.K.) Limited, is engaged in the multimedia business. The Company's multimedia business includes its offer of free television programming through its over-the-top (OTT) platform, and its online shopping business, HKTV Mall. "
seller: Groupon, Inc. (GRPN:$2,503.80)
Shift Media Group Ltd. (Groupon Hong Kong) offers a vast mobile and online marketplace where people discover and save on amazing things to do, see, eat and buy. Shift Media Group is based in Wanchai, Hong Kong.
price ($mm)
$0.67
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/28/2016 via Market Wire

KFit Holdings Pte Ltd, purchased Groupon Malaysia from Groupon, Inc.

synopsis: Building the future of online-to-offline (O2O) commerce in Southeast Asia, KFit Group announced its acquisition of Groupon Malaysia. This follows KFit Group's acquisition of Groupon's Indonesia business in August and the rapid growth of its new Fave platform to further position the company as the region's O2O leader.
buyer: KFit Holdings Pte Ltd
KFit Group is the fastest growing O2O company in Southeast Asia. Started in April 2015 as a fitness sharing platform, KFit Group has expanded to include various other verticals such as Food & Restaurants, Beauty & Wellness, Lifestyle & Activities and more. "
seller: Groupon, Inc. (GRPN:$2,503.80)
Groupon Malaysia is an established market leader, serving millions of customers and thousands of local businesses. Groupon is a global leader of local commerce and the place to start to buy just about anything, anytime, anywhere.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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announced 10/26/2016 via Bloomberg

Groupon, Inc., will acquire LivingSocial.com

synopsis: Groupon Inc. agreed to buy LivingSocial Inc., absorbing an old rival in the once-fierce war between companies offering daily deals via e-mail. LivingSocial is the local marketplace to buy and share the best things to do in local cities and beyond.
buyer: Groupon, Inc. (GRPN:$2,503.80)
Groupon is a global leader of local commerce and the place to start to buy just about anything, anytime, anywhere. By leveraging the company's global relationships and scale, Groupon offers consumers a vast marketplace of unbeatable deals all over the world. "
target: LivingSocial.com
LivingSocial is the local marketplace to buy and share the best things to do in local cities and beyond. With unique and diverse offerings each day, LivingSocial inspires members to discover everything from weekend excursions to one-of-a kind events and experiences.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 9/14/2016 via BNC Analysis

Airbnb, acquired Trip4real

synopsis: Airbnb has acquired Trip4Real, an activity-booking company. Based in Barcelona,Trip4Real lets people book activities in over 70 European cities (though most of those cities are in Spain), and is planning to expand into Latin America. Its website says it has around 10,000 users globally.
buyer: Airbnb
Founded in August of 2008 and based in San Francisco, California, Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world — online or from a mobile phone. "
target: Trip4real
Experience Europe like a local. Trip4real allows users to tour cities with people who actually live and breathe the city they are visiting. Book tours and activities hosted by local insiders across Europe and experience a place like they live there.
price ($mm)
$8.41
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/5/2016 via BNC Analysis

HelloAsso SAS, acquired CoursAvenue SAS

synopsis: HelloAsso acquired CoursAvenue. The company operates an online portal for users to find and review leisure courses which include cooking, yoga, and dance courses.
buyer: HelloAsso SAS
HelloAsso is the first crowdfunding platform dedicated to associations. Their mission is to offer associations a collection solution available and appropriate. Their platform is open to all registered associations in France. "
target: CoursAvenue SAS
CoursAvenue SAS operates an online portal for users to find and review leisure courses which include cooking, yoga, and dance courses. CoursAvenue SAS was formerly known as LeBonCours. CoursAvenue SAS was incorporated in 2012 and is based in Paris, France.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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announced 6/6/2016 via BNC Analysis

KFit Holdings Pte Ltd, will acquire Groupon Indonesia

synopsis: KFit Holdings, a Singapore-based mobile app developer, signed a deal to acquire e-commerce marketplace Groupon Indonesia. Groupon Indonesia, formerly known as Disdus.com, has over one million subscribers and over 15,000 local merchants on its site.
buyer: KFit Holdings Pte Ltd
KFit offers unlimited access to gyms and fitness studios for a fixed monthly fee. KFit has also added more categories like massages and beauty salons to its offering. "
target parent: Groupon, Inc.
target: Groupon Indonesia
Groupon Indonesia, formerly known as Disdus.com, has over one million subscribers and over 15,000 local merchants on its site. Groupon chose to acquire the local daily deal site in 2011 among other Groupon clones in the country that offer similar deal-hunt services for customers.
price ($mm)
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closed 5/5/2016 via BNC Analysis

Biglion, purchased Russian Business from Groupon, Inc.

synopsis: American Groupon, which specializes in the sale of goods and services at discounted prices, has sold its business in Russia to Biglion, Groupon's main competitor in Russia.
buyer parent: ru-Net
buyer: Biglion
Biglion offers discounts from 50 to 90% for services, goods and travel in more than 70 cities of Russia. Every day on the Biglion website there are special offers, in terms of which customers can buy discount coupons. "
seller: Groupon, Inc. (GRPN:$2,503.80)
Groupon's Russian Business started in 2010 when the American company acquired a controlling stake of a similar Russian service Darberry. Groupon is a global leader of local commerce and the place to start to buy just about anything, anytime, anywhere.
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closed 3/23/2016 via Company Press Release

Ringier AG, acquired DealDey

synopsis: Ringier, the largest internationally operating Swiss media company, announced it has acquired one of Nigeria’s biggest online shopping platforms, DealDey. DealDey features a daily deal on the best things to do, see, eat, and buy in Nigeria. DealDey is an easy and fun way to get fantastic deals on great experiences.
buyer: Ringier AG
Ringier is the largest internationally operating Swiss media company, producing over 120 newspapers and magazines. It also runs printing plants, several radio and TV stations and well over 80 web and mobile platforms with a worldwide staff of approximately 7,500 employees. "
target: DealDey
Launched in March 2011, DealDey features a daily deal on the best things to do, see, eat, and buy in Nigeria. DealDey is an easy and fun way to get fantastic deals on great experiences.
price ($mm)
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closed 2/18/2016 via Market Wire

Michael Bailey, acquired SwarmJam

synopsis: Entrepreneur and Investor, Michael Bailey has acquired SwarmJam.com, Canada's newest daily deals platform allows local businesses and merchants to connect with their communities and Canada on a broader scale.
buyer: Michael Bailey
Michael Bailey is an entrepreneur with a strong track record in identifying market opportunities and adding significant value to public and private enterprise. "
target parent: CityXpress Ltd
target: SwarmJam
SwarmJam is a collective buying site that features daily deals from vendors carefully selected to ensure that consumers receive high quality products and service.
price ($mm)
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closed 2/5/2016 via BNC Analysis

Ofertix SLU, acquired Offerum

synopsis: Ofertix, a private online shopping club in Spain, acquired Offerum and Groupalia Compra Colectiva. from Merchant Digital Services for €9 million. Groupalia and Offerum, two leading companies in the sector and online coupons discounts in Spain, were merged in March 2015 and formed Merchant Digital Services.
buyer: Ofertix SLU
Founded in 2007, Ofertix is a private online shopping club that allows members to buy goods with high discounts. Ofertix organizes private sales events every day with up to 80% off retail price. "
target: Offerum
Offerum is a collective buying site for local daily deals on goods and services: restaurants, leisure activities, hotels, beauty and wellness etc. Groupalia is an e-commerce platform that offers discounted flash sales on leisure packages, services, food, and other products in Spain and Italy.
price ($mm)
$10
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/26/2015 via Company Press Release

Exponent Private Equity, purchased UK and Ireland Operations from LivingSocial.com

synopsis: Exponent Private Equity announced the acquisition of the UK and Ireland operations of LivingSocial. LivingSocial is a leading marketplace to buy and share the best things to do. Their UK and Ireland operations provide a trusted, convenient source for finding value on everyday items and activities in the UK and Ireland.
buyer: Exponent Private Equity
Exponent is a private equity firm that invests in UK headquartered businesses. They invest in successful companies with an enterprise value of between £75m-£350m. The firm does this by finding the right companies, identifying their potential and working with great people to develop them. "
seller: LivingSocial.com
LivingSocial.com is a leading marketplace to buy and share the best things to do. Their UK and Ireland operations provide a trusted, convenient source for finding value on everyday items and activities and identifying novel, enriching and fun experiences for users to enjoy in the UK and Ireland.
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Luokung is a leading global spatial-temporal big-data technology company and a leading interactive location-based services company in China. Luokung's mobile app provides personalized and precise services to travelers on the train and at their destination.
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$21.04
EBITDA ($mm)
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Ticker: GRPN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Groupon, Inc.
Groupon, Inc.
Groupon is a global leader of local commerce and the place to start to buy just about anything, anytime, anywhere. By leveraging the company's global relationships and scale, Groupon offers consumers a vast marketplace of unbeatable deals all over the world.
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rev ($mm)
$2,503.80
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$128.93
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$70.09
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LiveDeal Inc. provides marketing solutions that boost customer awareness and merchant visibility on the Internet. It operates a deal engine, a service that connects merchants and consumers via a platform that uses geo-location, enabling businesses to communicate real-time offers to nearby consumers.
year
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$4.56
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.57)
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Monster Arts is a Daily Deal analytics provider and aggregator, collecting daily deals from multiple sites in local communities across the U.S. and Canada. The company collects and publishes thousands of daily deals and allows consumers to organize these deals by geography or product categories.
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Ticker: DCOU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Discount Coupons Corp
Discount Coupons Corp
Discount Coupons Corp, an Internet marketing and technology company, operates in two segments, daily deal site management and full-service digital marketing agency services. The daily deal segment operates daily deal websites that sell discounted vouchers to consumers.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$0.04
EBITDA ($mm)
($4.15)
EBIT ($mm)
($4.17)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5
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Ticker: TWWI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thrive Worldwide, Inc.
Thrive Worldwide, Inc.
Thrive World Wide, Inc. is a web-centric multimedia company. Through its wholly owned subsidiary DailyHotDeal, it has been engaged in the "Deal of the Day" business.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.51)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.52)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
11
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Ticker: YCNG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
YouChange Holdings Corp
YouChange Holdings Corp
YouChange Holdings Corp is a leading community for electronics collection, e-waste tracking, and re-commerce. YouChange makes it easy for people to trade excess electronics for cash and rewards points, all while joining an ever growing social movement and protecting the environment.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$0.09
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.01)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.01)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
8
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Ticker: NGM:PANT MTF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pantaluren Group AB
Pantaluren Group AB
Pantaluren Group AB is a Swedish company that operates webstores for used electronics. Their stores allow people to buy and sell used phones, tablets, computers and accessories. Their brands include iElektronik, Pantaluren, Mobilpengar, and Pantadatorn.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: TSE:3964
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aucnet, Inc.
Aucnet, Inc.
Based in Japan, Aucnet Inc. provides information distribution services for auctions. The company engages in the IT auction and distribution of used cars, motorcycles, cut flowers, digital equipment, medical equipment, as well as brand items and used PCs.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$174.19
EBITDA ($mm)
$41.60
EBIT ($mm)
$28.07
Net Income ($mm)
$15.05
Employees
590
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Ticker: TSEC:2614
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Eastern Media International Corp
Eastern Media International Corporation is principally engaged in television shopping and Internet shopping business. The Company operates U-Life, a television shopping channel and U-Mall, an online shopping mall.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$356.76
EBITDA ($mm)
$9.21
EBIT ($mm)
($0.62)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
333
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Ticker: BSE:539807
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Infibeam Incorporation Ltd
Infibeam Incorporation Ltd
Infibeam Incorporation, an e-commerce company, provides a cloud-based technology platform, and e-commerce infrastructure and logistics support for various merchants, products, and services. They own the Infibeam BuildaBazaar e-commerce marketplace, and Infibeam.com, a multi-category online retailer.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$117.49
EBITDA ($mm)
$17.17
EBIT ($mm)
$12.83
Net Income ($mm)
$12.35
Employees
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Ticker: WOWO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WoWo Ltd.
WoWo Ltd. operates China’s leading third-party e-commerce platform on both www.55.com and mobile applications, focusing on local entertainment and lifestyle services such as restaurants, movie theaters and beauty salons.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$30.07
EBITDA ($mm)
($41.80)
EBIT ($mm)
($43.67)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3194
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Ticker: BIT:CHL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CHL SpA
CHL SpA
CHL is an Italian company that operates in the telecommunications, information technology, e-commerce, and logistics sectors. CHL operates an online marketplace that allows customers to purchase products from various shops. They offer clothing, furniture, car accessories, electronics, wine and more.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$24.84
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.94)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.59)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
18
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Ticker: POSH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Poshmark
Poshmark
Poshmark is a leading social marketplace for new and secondhand style for women, men, kids, pets, home and more. By combining the human connection of physical shopping with the scale, ease, and selection benefits of e-commerce, Poshmark makes buying and selling simple, social, and sustainable.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$300.81
EBITDA ($mm)
($7.21)
EBIT ($mm)
($10.36)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
558
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Ticker: TSE:3989
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sharing Technology Corporation
Sharing Technology Corporation
Based in Japan, Sharing Technology offers Sharing Place, a lifestyle and business matching platform and call center that utilizes big data. Sharing Place connects and matches users who require specific services to service providers and businesses throughout Japan based on their request and location.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$18.50
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$3.30
Net Income ($mm)
$2.06
Employees
97
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Ticker: TSE:3092
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Start Today Co., Ltd.
Start Today Co., Ltd.
Start Today Co., LTD. is a Japan-based company engaged in the E-commerce (EC) business which operates Internet shopping site under the name of ZOZORESORT, as well as the provision of other related services. Start Today operates an online shopping site "ZOZOTOWN" for apparel.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$723.86
EBITDA ($mm)
$271.80
EBIT ($mm)
$256.81
Net Income ($mm)
$166.68
Employees
800
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