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closed 10/2/2013 via BusinessWire

GoDaddy.com, acquired Ronin

synopsis: GoDaddy, the Web’s top platform for small businesses, announced the acquisition of Ronin, an online invoicing company that allows users to create and track projects, invoices and estimates.
buyer: GoDaddy.com (GDDY:$2,736.90)
Go Daddy is the world's largest domain name provider, Web hosting provider and new SSL provider, focused on helping small businesses grow larger. Go Daddy provides dozens of cloud-based services and is the largest worldwide mass-market hosting provider by annual revenue. "
target: Ronin
Roninapp.com offers an online time tracking and invoicing application called Ronin. The application allows users to create and track projects, invoices and estimates. All data is client based, and the application supports multiple projects per client.
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closed 5/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

Mikro Yazilim, acquired Parasut

synopsis: Mikro and Zirve, funded by Turkven and Earlybird acquired Paraşüt, a cloud-based financial management application. In order to enable small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to manage their financial operations more efficiently, Paraşüt has been offering web-based invoicing and finance management services since 2013.
buyer parent: Turkven
buyer: Mikro Yazilim
Mikro Yazilim is the second largest enterprise application software company in Turkey. Mikro Yazilim develops software applications for automating processes such as invoicing, accounting, inventory management, finance and payroll for SMEs. "
target: Parasut
Parasut provides a cloud-based bookkeeping application for small and medium-sized businesses, featuring e-invoicing, e-billing, as well as online revenue and expenditure tracking tools. Parasut aims to provide the basic financial information that entrepreneurs need.
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closed 7/6/2018 via BNC Analysis

die Mobiliar, acquired bexio AG

synopsis: bexio, part of the RedAlpine fund, has been acquired by die Mobiliar, the oldest private insurance company in Switzerland. bexio provides SMBs with customer management, order processing, easy bookkeeping and integrated E-Banking.
buyer: die Mobiliar
die Mobiliar is the oldest private insurance company in Switzerland. The company has over 80 agencies throughout Switzerland and offers their services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. They offer home insurance, building insurance, auto insurance, life insurance, business insurance, and more. "
target parent: RedAlpine
target: bexio AG
Based in Switzerland, bexio offers cloud-based business and accounting software solutions to manage their customers, write quotes and invoices, and more. It develops and sells accounting software for small and medium companies.
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closed 3/2/2017 via finextra.com

KredX, acquired Hummingbill Inc.

synopsis: KredX, India’s leading invoice discounting platform, announced the acquisition of Accounts Receivables Management software startup Hummingbill. Hummingbill software automates receivables by sending follow-ups to customers, generating aging reports and providing sales teams personalized access to their customers'​ outstanding invoices inside Gmail.
buyer: KredX
KredX is an online invoice discounting platform where business owners get an opportunity to raise funds for their working capital needs at attractive terms by selling their unpaid invoices raised on blue chip companies. "
target: Hummingbill Inc.
Hummingbill is an Accounts Receivable management software that reduces Days Sales Outstanding for businesses. It automates receivables by sending follow-ups to customers, generating aging reports and providing sales teams personalized access to their customers'​ outstanding invoices inside of Gmail.
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closed 2/16/2017 via Company Press Release

Oxygen Finance Limited, acquired Satago

synopsis: Oxygen Finance Ltd, the leading early payment provider, has announced the acquisition of Satago, the all-in-one, on-demand cash flow finance solution for SMEs. Satago provides cloud-based technology that integrates with an SME’s existing accounting software, giving it the same level of credit control as larger businesses.
buyer parent: Arrowgrass Capital Partners LLP
buyer: Oxygen Finance Limited
Oxygen Finance is the leading early payment provider, providing large buyers, public and private organisations with the capabilities to pay suppliers early and generate benefits, whether savings, income or working capital. "
target: Satago
Satago provides cloud-based technology that integrates with an SME’s existing accounting software. By automating and managing communication with debtors, it helps clients to generate invoice reminders, visualise credit risk and formulate policies and limits, all with the aim of improving cash flow.
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closed 3/30/2016 via BNC Analysis

Lendified, acquired Mentio Technologies Inc.

synopsis: Canada's growing fintech space saw leading online lending platform, Lendified Inc., join forces with Mentio Technologies. The company is a Vancouver-based company specializing in automated cash flow forecasting.
buyer: Lendified
Lendified offers a fully automated, online lending platform designed to provide fast, efficient credit decisions and ongoing loan monitoring. Lendified powers credit risk analysis for organizations globally and serves small businesses in Canada directly through Lendified.com. "
target: Mentio Technologies Inc.
Mentio Technologies is a Techstars backed company offering automated cash flow forecasting and tools to manage accounts receivables, accounts payables and lead generation. Mentio works with small business owners and advisors – accountants, bookkeepers – in Canada and around the world.
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announced 10/17/2013 via Company Press Release

IRIS Software Group Limited, will acquire KashFlow Software Ltd.

synopsis: IRIS Software Group, an industry champion in accountancy and payroll solutions, is delighted to announce that it has agreed to acquire KashFlow, the cloud-based bookkeeping software developer, in a move that will extend its position as a leading cloud software and services provider for the UK’s 4.8 million small and medium-sized businesses.
buyer parent: HgCapital
buyer: IRIS Software Group Limited
IRIS Software Group is the UK’s largest private software house supplying business management solutions to over 60,000 customers, from start-ups to large organisations. Its offers Accountancy Practice Solutions, Legal Solutions, Not-for-profit Solutions, Payroll & HR Solutions, and more. "
target: KashFlow Software Ltd.
KashFlow provides intuitive online accounting software for small business owners. With KashFlow’s invoice software, users can easily customise and edit invoices. KashFlow can automate recurring purchases and produce on-screen, as CSV files or as PDFs to attach to emails.
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closed 2/2/2012 via BNC Analysis

Xero Limited, acquired Max Solutions Limited

synopsis: Xero accounting software has taken full ownership of leading software developer Max Solutions Holdings Limited, developer of WorkflowMax-a time and invoice management solution.
buyer: Xero Limited (ASX:XRO:$324.04)
Xero provides online accounting software and services for small to medium sized businesses. It's accounting system has a cashbook, automated daily bank feeds, invoicing, debtors, creditors, sales tax and reporting. "
target: Max Solutions Limited
Max Solutions was formed in 2007 by business partners Gavin George and Chris Spence. The primary aim was to build a job management solution to be delivered across the internet. WorkflowMax was brought to market in early 2008 with resounding success.
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closed 11/27/2019 via Company Press Release

Intuit, Inc., acquired ChronoBooks

synopsis: Intuit® is taking the next step in making QuickBooks® Online the premier solution for small- and mid-size businesses (SMBs) by acquiring ChronoBooks, a cloud-based solution that accountants and SMBs rely on to view and restore historical QuickBooks Online activity.
buyer: Intuit, Inc. (INTU:$6,933.00)
Intuit Inc. creates business and financial management solutions that simplify the business of life for small businesses, consumers and accounting professionals. Its flagship products and services include QuickBooks®, which make it easier to manage small businesses and tax preparation and filing. "
target: ChronoBooks
ChronoBooks is a cloud-based solution that accountants and SMBs rely on to view and restore historical QuickBooks Online activity.
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closed 11/6/2019 via Company Press Release

Access Group, acquired Attaché

synopsis: The Access Group, the UK-based leading provider of software to growing mid-market businesses, announced the acquisition of Attaché, an Australian-based Financial Management and Payroll software supplier with over 30 years’ experience providing software to Australasian mid-market businesses.
buyer parent: TA Associates
buyer: Access Group
Access is a leading provider of business software to the UK mid-market. Their portfolio of solutions includes ERP, finance, HR, Payroll, recruitment, warehousing, business intelligence, professional service automation, manufacturing, and more. "
target: Attaché
Attaché is an Australian-based Financial Management and Payroll software supplier with over 30 years’ experience providing software to Australasian mid-market businesses.
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closed 8/28/2019 via BNC Analysis

Ageras A/S, acquired Billy ApS

synopsis: Billy, a Danish company that offers user-friendly accounting software for entrepreneurs, craftsmen and freelancers, has been acquired by Danish Ageras, which operates Europe's largest platform to match accountants and lawyers with companies.
buyer parent: Investcorp
buyer: Ageras A/S
Headquartered in Denmark, Ageras aims to improve transparency within the financial sector and to make it easier for clients to choose the right financial specialist. Their network includes thousands of skilled partners, who are always ready and willing to provide clients with a quote. "
target: Billy ApS
Headquartered in Denmark, Billy offers user-friendly accounting software for entrepreneurs, craftsmen and freelancers. The SaaS company offers an own-developed software platform allowing integration to over 75 essential transaction, salary and web shop specific business applications.
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closed 7/24/2019 via Company Press Release

Lendio, acquired Billy

synopsis: Lendio, the nation’s leading marketplace for small business loans, announced the acquisition of Billy, a billing and expense tracking solution that gives small business owners real-time insight into their business finances, allowing for more streamlined accounting, invoicing, reporting and access to capital. Billy is being re-branded as Sunrise.
buyer: Lendio
Lendio is a free online service that helps business owners find the right small business loans within minutes. Bringing all options together in one place, from short-term specialty financing to long-term, low-interest traditional loans, their technology makes small business lending simple. "
target: Billy
Billy is a cloud-based small business accounting platform. A billing and expense tracking solution, Billy gives solopreneurs and small business owners real-time insight into their business finances, allowing for more streamlined accounting, invoicing, reporting and access to capital.
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closed 7/1/2019 via GlobeNewswire

H & R Block, Inc., acquired Wave Financials Inc.

synopsis: H&R Block, Inc. has acquired Canda-based Wave HQ Inc., a rapidly growing financial solutions platform focused on changing the way small business owners manage their finances. Wave provides accounting, invoicing, payroll, and payments software solutions, as well as bookkeeping services, built into a comprehensive platform.
buyer: H & R Block, Inc. (HRB:$3,094.88)
H&R Block, Inc. is a global consumer tax services provider. Tax return preparation services are provided by professional tax preparers in company-owned and franchise retail tax offices, and through H&R Block tax software products. H&R Block also offers adjacent Tax Plus products and services. "
target: Wave Financials Inc.
Canada-based Wave Financial Inc. provides software solutions and related services designed to help small business owners manage their finances. Wave provides accounting, invoicing, payroll, and payments software solutions, as well as bookkeeping services, built into a comprehensive platform.
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closed 9/26/2018 via Company Press Release

Visma ASA, acquired Merit Tarkvara AS

synopsis: Visma expands its geographic footprint and strengthens its Northern European leadership in cloud-based ERP for accountants and the SMB segment with the acquisition of Estonia based Merit Tarkvara. Merit Tarkvara was founded 27 years ago, based on accounting, payroll and stock managing software.
buyer: Visma ASA
Based in Norway, Visma makes businesses more efficient, through offerings of software, commerce solutions, retail IT-solutions, and IT-related projects and consulting. Visma simplifies and digitalizes core business processes within the private and public sector. "
target: Merit Tarkvara AS
Merit Tarkvara was founded 27 years ago, based on accounting, payroll and stock managing software, with the key products Merit Aktiva and Merit Palk as effective and accessible cloud-based tools for both accountants and small business owners. Merit Tarkvara is headquartered in Estonia.
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closed 9/6/2018 via Company Press Release

Cegid SA, acquired Loop Software SAS

synopsis: Cegid, a major player in management solutions for professionals in Accounting, Finance and Tax, Payroll and Human Resources and Retail, announces the acquisition of the Loop Software (Loop). Loop is a web-based software publisher dedicated to accounting experts and SMEs.
buyer: Cegid SA
A leader in digital transformation, Cegid offers management systems and cloud services to help customers improve their performance. Cegid group offers a wide range of solutions for financial management, taxation and human resources, as well as business applications. "
target parent: KPMG International
target: Loop Software SAS
Loop is a web-based software publisher dedicated to accounting experts and SMEs. The company was born in 2012 from the meeting of accounting professionals and specialists in web technologies.
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closed 6/18/2018 via BNC Analysis

Nubox S.A., acquired Colppy

synopsis: Nubox, a Chilean provider of a cloud-based, next-generation accounting and payroll platform for small businesses, has acquired Colppy, a company in Argentina that offers an online accounting and management system for small businesses. Colppy's platform can automatically calculate taxes, generate reports, send invoices online, and more.
buyer: Nubox S.A.
Nubox is a Chilean provider of a cloud-based, next-generation accounting and payroll platform for small businesses in Latin America. Their easy-to-use products allows small businesses to effortlessly manage their accounting, send invoices electronically, pay employees, track cash-flow, and more. "
target: Colppy
Colppy is a company in Argentina that offers an online accounting and management system for small businesses. Colppy allows businesses to manage their accounting from any computer or mobile device. The platform can automatically calculate taxes, generate reports, send invoices online, and more.
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announced 3/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

The Royal Bank of Scotland, will acquire FreeAgent Inc.

synopsis: The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has agreed to buy FreeAgent, a software provider for UK micro-businesses and their accountants. Trusted by over 60,000 businesses, FreeAgent's online accounting software brings everything together, from invoice and expense management to project management and sales tax.
buyer: The Royal Bank of Scotland (LSE:RBS:$17,860.82)
The Royal Bank of Scotland Group (RBS) provides financial products and services to personal and business customers throughout the UK and beyond. RBS serves around 18.9 million customers across the globe, and RBS aims to consistently meet their needs wherever they are. "
target: FreeAgent Inc. (:$12.68)
FreeAgent provides online accounting software made specifically for freelancers, small business owners and their accountants. Trusted by over 60,000 businesses, FreeAgent's online accounting software brings everything together, from invoice and expense management to project management and sales tax.
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closed 6/23/2016 via BNC Analysis

TeamSystem SpA, acquired e-conomic International

synopsis: Hellman & Friedman-backed TeamSystem has wholly acquired Danish cloud accounting business E-conomic International. Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Copenhagen, E-conomic develops software focusing on accounting services for SMEs. The acquisition is part of TeamSystem's M&A strategy, expanding its product offering to cloud-based marketplaces.
buyer parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
buyer: TeamSystem SpA
TeamSystem is the largest provider of accounting, payroll, and business management software for accountants and small and medium-sized enterprises in Italy. The Company offers a broad range of mission-critical, on-premise and cloud solutions to a diversified base of its customers. "
target parent: Visma ASA
target: e-conomic International
Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Copenhagen, E-conomic develops a software focusing on accounting services for SMEs. The company claims 2,500 clients across southern Europe, England and Germany, and currently employs 15 people.
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announced 3/14/2016 via Company Press Release

Visma ASA, will acquire Fortnox AB

synopsis: Visma AS, a leading provider of business software, outsourcing services and services for accounting and administration in the Nordics, announced a recommended public cash offer to the shareholders of Fortnox AB to tender all their shares in Fortnox to Visma. Fortnox provides accounting and financial systems for small and medium-sized companies.
buyer: Visma ASA
Visma is the leading provider of business software and services for accounting and administration. Visma is known for developing leading software solutions and high-quality services for satisfied customers in combination with financial strength and solid growth. "
target: Fortnox AB (:$17.37)
With approximately 115,000 customers, Fortnox is a leading provider of accounting and financial systems for small and medium-sized companies, associations, schools and accounting firms. Fortnox offers a full range of programs including accounting, billing, sales support, time tracking and payroll.
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closed 3/31/2016 via BusinessWire

H.I.G. Capital, acquired Quicken Investment Services, Inc.

synopsis: Quicken, the leading personal finance software that empowers consumers to easily manage their finances, announces that H.I.G. Capital, a leading global investment firm, has completed its acquisition of the company. Quicken, a top personal money management software, has been the trusted financial solution for millions of consumers.
buyer: H.I.G. Capital
H.I.G. Capital is a leading global private equity and alternative assets investment firm with more than $19 billion of equity capital under management. H.I.G. specializes in providing both debt and equity capital to small and mid-sized companies. "
target parent: Intuit, Inc.
target: Quicken Investment Services, Inc.
Quicken Investment Services, Inc. provides software and services to manage personal and small business finances. The company offers personal finance products, such as Quicken Online to control personal finances and Quicken Deluxe to get a snapshot of monthly spending.
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closed 10/2/2013 via BusinessWire

GoDaddy.com, acquired Ronin

synopsis: GoDaddy, the Web’s top platform for small businesses, announced the acquisition of Ronin, an online invoicing company that allows users to create and track projects, invoices and estimates.
buyer: GoDaddy.com (GDDY:$2,736.90)
Go Daddy is the world's largest domain name provider, Web hosting provider and new SSL provider, focused on helping small businesses grow larger. Go Daddy provides dozens of cloud-based services and is the largest worldwide mass-market hosting provider by annual revenue. "
target: Ronin
Roninapp.com offers an online time tracking and invoicing application called Ronin. The application allows users to create and track projects, invoices and estimates. All data is client based, and the application supports multiple projects per client.
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closed 4/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

GoDaddy.com, acquired Sellbrite

synopsis: GoDaddy has acquired Sellbrite, a company that enables brands and retailers to list and sell products effortlessly across multiple online sales channels and gain centralized control over inventory and orders. Sellbrite’s cloud-based, channel management platform integrates with many popular marketplaces and shopping carts.
buyer: GoDaddy.com (GDDY:$2,736.90)
GoDaddy powers the world's largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures. With 18 million customers worldwide and 77 million domain names under management, GoDaddy is the place people come to name their idea, build a professional website, attract customers and manage their work. "
target: Sellbrite
Sellbrite enables brands & retailers to list and sell products effortlessly across multiple online sales channels and gain centralized control over inventory and orders. Sellbrite’s cloud-based, channel management platform integrates with many popular marketplaces and shopping carts.
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closed 4/10/2019 via BNC Analysis

GoDaddy.com, acquired ThemeBeans

synopsis: GoDaddy has acquired ThemeBeans, CoBlocks, Block Gallery and Block Unit Tests. ThemeBeans is a WordPress theme and plugin shop that builds simple, powerful products for people and businesses. They create first-rate experiences and solutions for creatives. CoBlocks, Block Gallery and Block Unit Test are WordPress projects under ThemeBeans.
buyer: GoDaddy.com (GDDY:$2,736.90)
GoDaddy powers the world's largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures. With 18 million customers worldwide and 77 million domain names under management, GoDaddy is the place people come to name their idea, build a professional website, attract customers and manage their work. "
target: ThemeBeans
ThemeBeans is a WordPress theme and plugin shop that builds simple, powerful products for people and businesses. They create first-rate experiences and solutions for creatives. Other WordPress projects under ThemeBeans include CoBlocks, Block Gallery, and Block Unit Test.
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closed 9/26/2018 via BNC Analysis

GoDaddy.com, acquired Cognate

synopsis: GoDaddy, a company that provides domain names, has acquired Cognate, a Boston-based startup that uses blockchain to do Common Law trademarks registry. Cognate reviews your proof of use, and once confirmed, creates a permanent, time-stamped record of a users' trademark information and proof.
buyer: GoDaddy.com (GDDY:$2,736.90)
GoDaddy powers the world's largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures. With 18 million customers worldwide and 77 million domain names under management, GoDaddy is the place people come to name their idea, build a professional website, attract customers and manage their work. "
target: Cognate
Cognate is The Common Law Trademark (CM) Registry - the only fast, easy, and affordable way to protect your trademark rights. Cognate uses blockchain technology to make an immutable record of users' trademark rights.
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closed 9/25/2018 via BNC Analysis

GoDaddy.com, acquired Plasso

synopsis: GoDaddy Inc., an American publicly traded Internet domain registrar and web hosting company, has acquired Plasso, a company that makes software that helps any company - no matter its size – create a subscription-based business online.
buyer: GoDaddy.com (GDDY:$2,736.90)
GoDaddy Inc. is an American publicly traded Internet domain registrar and web hosting company. As of May 2017, GoDaddy has approximately 17 million customers and over 6,000 employees worldwide. The company is known for its advertising on TV and in the newspapers. "
target: Plasso
Plasso, founded in 2014, makes software that helps any company - no matter its size – create a subscription-based business online. The software platform allows businesses or solo entrepreneurs to make recurring revenue without having to build out a subscription-model e-commerce website from scratch.
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announced 1/24/2018 via BNC Analysis

GoDaddy.com, will acquire Main Street Hub

synopsis: GoDaddy, the largest internet domain registrar in the world, is to acquire Main Street Hub, the marketing platform for local businesses. Utilizing their proprietary technology, they integrate social media, customer reviews, and email marketing to help local businesses get more customers and keep them coming back.
buyer: GoDaddy.com (GDDY:$2,736.90)
GoDaddy powers the world's largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures. With more than 63 million domain names under management, GoDaddy is the place people come to name their idea, build a professional website, attract customers and manage their work. "
target: Main Street Hub
Main Street Hub is the marketing platform for local businesses. Utilizing their proprietary technology, they integrate social media, customer reviews, and email marketing to help local businesses get more customers and keep them coming back, while saving them valuable time.
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announced 3/22/2017 via PR Newswire

GoDaddy.com, will acquire Sucuri Inc.

synopsis: GoDaddy Inc, a cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures, announced it has entered into an agreement to purchase Sucuri, a leading provider of website security products and services. Sucuri is a security platform offering business owners a suite of security tools designed to protect website owners from emerging online threats.
buyer: GoDaddy.com (GDDY:$2,736.90)
GoDaddy powers the world's largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures. With more than 63 million domain names under management, GoDaddy is the place people come to name their idea, build a professional website, attract customers and manage their work. "
target: Sucuri Inc.
Sucuri is a leading provider of website security products and services. Sucuri offers business owners a suite of security tools designed to protect website owners from emerging online threats, helping them respond to hacks when they occur, while also virtually patching vulnerabilities.
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closed 12/7/2016 via BNC Analysis

GoDaddy.com, acquired WP Curve

synopsis: Web-hosting firm GoDaddy is beefing up its services after it acquired WP Curve, a bootstrapped startup offering services and support for WordPress websites. The deal is undisclosed, but it will see NYSE-listed GoDaddy pick up WP Curve’s customer base, assets and “a few dozen” of its 39-person team, the firm told TechCrunch.
buyer: GoDaddy.com (GDDY:$2,736.90)
With more than 14 million customers worldwide and more than 63 million domain names under management, GoDaddy powers the world's largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures. "
target: WP Curve
WP Curve is a bootstrapped startup offering services and support for WordPress websites.
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announced 9/6/2016 via PR Newswire

GoDaddy.com, will acquire ManageWP, LLC

synopsis: GoDaddy Inc., the world's largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures, announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire ManageWP, the leading WordPress site management tool. ManageWP enables web designers and developers to manage multiple WordPress sites from a single dashboard, no matter where they are hosted.
buyer: GoDaddy.com (GDDY:$2,736.90)
With more than 14 million customers worldwide and more than 63 million domain names under management, GoDaddy powers the world's largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures. "
target: ManageWP, LLC
ManageWP enables web designers and developers to manage multiple WordPress sites from a single dashboard, no matter where they are hosted. ManageWP' s offering also includes site monitoring, backups, automated migration, deployment, publishing, client reporting and security features.
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closed 4/10/2015 via BNC Analysis

GoDaddy.com, acquired Elto

synopsis: GoDaddy.com is continuing to expand its resources for small business owners. The company has acquired Elto, a San Francisco-based startup. Elto offers a marketplace that helps connect business owners and other non-technical people to web developers who could help them establish and improve their web presence.
buyer: GoDaddy.com (GDDY:$2,736.90)
GoDaddy's mission is to radically shift the global economy toward small businesses by empowering people to easily start, confidently grow and successfully run their own ventures. GoDaddy gives small business owners the tools to name their idea, attract customers and manage their business. "
target: Elto
Elto helps to connect small business owners to the best web developers and marketers from all around the world. Elto curates all of the suppliers in its marketplace through skills testing, reference checks and feedback ratings to make sure users get access to the best talent available.
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closed 2/11/2015 via Company Press Release

GoDaddy.com, acquired Nodejitsu Inc.

synopsis: GoDaddy further bolstered its commitment to Node.js by acquiring Nodejitsu, a provider of cloud computing, offering a node.js (JavaScript) platform as a service (PaaS) focused on ease of use, automation, and reliability. Nodejitsu also provides an application marketplace built on top of this platform.
buyer: GoDaddy.com (GDDY:$2,736.90)
GoDaddy's mission is to radically shift the global economy toward small businesses by empowering people to easily start, confidently grow and successfully run their own ventures. GoDaddy gives small business owners the tools to name their idea, attract customers and manage their business. "
target: Nodejitsu Inc.
Nodejitsu is a provider of cloud computing, offering a node.js (JavaScript) platform as a service (PaaS) focused on ease of use, automation, and reliability. Nodejitsu also provides an application marketplace built on top of this platform.
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closed 8/20/2014 via BusinessWeek

GoDaddy.com, acquired Mad Mimi

synopsis: GoDaddy, the world’s largest technology provider dedicated to small businesses, announced it has acquired Mad Mimi, which helps small businesses connect with customers through simple, beautiful and effective email marketing.
buyer: GoDaddy.com (GDDY:$2,736.90)
GoDaddy's mission is to radically shift the global economy toward small businesses by empowering people to easily start, confidently grow and successfully run their own ventures. GoDaddy gives small business owners the tools to name their idea, attract customers and manage their business. "
target: Mad Mimi
Mad Mimi is an email marketing service that allows users to create, send and track email campaigns in a fresh novel way without using templates. Over 100,000 businesses use Mad Mimi to handle email the simple way.
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closed 10/2/2013 via BusinessWire

GoDaddy.com, acquired Ronin

synopsis: GoDaddy, the Web’s top platform for small businesses, announced the acquisition of Ronin, an online invoicing company that allows users to create and track projects, invoices and estimates.
buyer: GoDaddy.com (GDDY:$2,736.90)
Go Daddy is the world's largest domain name provider, Web hosting provider and new SSL provider, focused on helping small businesses grow larger. Go Daddy provides dozens of cloud-based services and is the largest worldwide mass-market hosting provider by annual revenue. "
target: Ronin
Roninapp.com offers an online time tracking and invoicing application called Ronin. The application allows users to create and track projects, invoices and estimates. All data is client based, and the application supports multiple projects per client.
price ($mm)
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closed 9/19/2013 via BusinessWire

GoDaddy.com, acquired Afternic, Inc

synopsis: GoDaddy, the world’s leading domain name provider, has acquired Afternic, one of the industry’s leading domain name aftermarket companies. The move creates an unprecedented level of domain name aftermarket inventory from one source, enabling buyers to purchase registered domain names offered for sale quickly and easily.
buyer: GoDaddy.com (GDDY:$2,736.90)
Go Daddy is the world's largest domain name provider, Web hosting provider and new SSL provider, focused on helping small businesses grow larger. Go Daddy provides dozens of cloud-based services and is the largest worldwide mass-market hosting provider by annual revenue. "
target parent: NameMedia, Inc.
target: Afternic, Inc
Afternic’s Domain Name Marketplace has over 1.8 million premium domains available for purchase supported by complementary products such as a domain name appraisal service, a domain purchase assistance team; secure domain name escrow services, and a platform for generating advertising revenue.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/19/2013 via BNC Analysis

GoDaddy.com, acquired Locu, Inc.

synopsis: GoDaddy has purchased Locu, a startup launched by a few MIT graduates that helps small businesses get more visibility on the web. When businesses add their street address, phone number, hours of operation, and menus / service lists to Locu, Locu gets them on the map in front of over 200 million potential customers online.
buyer: GoDaddy.com (GDDY:$2,736.90)
Go Daddy is the world's largest domain name provider, Web hosting provider and new SSL provider, focused on helping small businesses grow larger. Go Daddy provides dozens of cloud-based services and is the largest worldwide mass-market hosting provider by annual revenue. "
target: Locu, Inc.
When businesses add their street address, phone number, hours of operation, and menus / service lists to Locu, Locu publishes changes in real-time to their web and mobile sites as well as to partner sites including Yelp, Foursquare, OpenTable, YP, TripAdvisor and Facebook.
price ($mm)
$70
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/11/2013 via BusinessWire

GoDaddy.com, acquired M.dot

synopsis: Go Daddy, the Web’s top platform for small businesses, has acquired M.dot Inc., the leading mobile app for small business website creation and management. The addition of M.dot to Go Daddy’s extensive product offerings gives Go Daddy’s 11 million customers an easy way to create and manage compelling mobile websites right from their smartphones.
buyer: GoDaddy.com (GDDY:$2,736.90)
Go Daddy is the world's largest domain name provider, Web hosting provider and new SSL provider, focused on helping small businesses grow larger. Go Daddy provides dozens of cloud-based services and is the largest worldwide mass-market hosting provider by annual revenue. "
target: M.dot
The M.dot app offers mobile website creation based on pre-loaded templates with easy-to-use custom features, such as store location, driving directions, tap-to-call, galleries, business hours and price lists, all in a user-interface designed for mobile device screens.
price ($mm)
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closed 7/18/2012 via BusinessWire

GoDaddy.com, acquired Outright, Inc.

synopsis: Go Daddy has purchased Outright, a cloud-based financial management application company. Created to provide an alternative to the frustrating and hard-to-maintain spreadsheets currently used by most small businesses, Outright’s mission is to provide small business owners simple, data-driven and community-enabled business management applications.
buyer: GoDaddy.com (GDDY:$2,736.90)
Go Daddy is the world's largest domain name provider, Web hosting provider and new SSL provider, focused on helping small businesses grow larger. Go Daddy provides dozens of cloud-based services and is the largest worldwide mass-market hosting provider by annual revenue. "
target: Outright, Inc.
Created to provide an alternative to the frustrating and hard-to-maintain spreadsheets currently used by most small businesses, Outright’s mission is to provide small business owners simple, data-driven and community-enabled business management applications.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 7/1/2011 via Reuters

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., Silver Lake Partners, Technology Crossover Ventures, acquired GoDaddy.com

synopsis: The Go Daddy Group, Inc., the world’s largest provider of Web hosting, domain names and new SSL Security Certificates, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to receive a strategic investment and enter into a partnership with KKR, Silver Lake and Technology Crossover Ventures.
buyer: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR:$5,683.13)
buyer: Silver Lake Partners
buyer: Technology Crossover Ventures
Founded in 1976 and led by Henry Kravis and George Roberts, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR) is a leading global investment firm. With 14 offices around the world, KKR manages assets through a variety of investment funds and accounts covering multiple asset classes. "
target: GoDaddy.com (GDDY:$2,736.90)
Go Daddy dominates the domain, website hosting and SSL industries. It owns and operates its own services and equipment, which enables it to keep prices low and quality high. Go Daddy is renowned for its controversial Super Bowl® commercials and the comely and accomplished Go Daddy Girls.
price ($mm)
$2,250
rev ($mm)
$950
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.4x
EV / EBITDA
announced 5/4/2018 via BNC Analysis

Minds + Machines, will acquire ICM Registry LLC

synopsis: Minds + Machines, a sales and marketing led owner of new generic top-level domains, is to acquire the entire membership interests of the US company ICM Registry LLC. ICM Registry LLC operates a domain registry and is based out of Palm Beach Gardens, FL.
buyer: Minds + Machines (AIM:MMX:$11.95)
Minds + Machines Group Limited is a sales and marketing led owner of new generic top-level domains. They work through their expanding international network of registrars and distribution partners to bring the benefits of affinity based domain addresses to B2B and consumer audiences. "
target: ICM Registry LLC
ICM Registry LLC operates a domain registry. The ICM Registry operates from Palm Beach Gardens, Florida and is owned by Stuart Lawley.
price ($mm)
$41
rev ($mm)
$7
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
5.6x
EV / EBITDA
announced 9/28/2015 via PR Newswire

Uniregistry Corp., will acquire dotHIV

synopsis: Uniregistry Corp., a leading domain name registration services company, and dotHIV, the first charitable Top-Level Domain Registry, jointly announce that the .hiv TLD will change ownership to Uniregistry. The .hiv TLD made history as the first open charitable TLD, dedicated to the global fight against AIDS.
buyer: Uniregistry Corp.
Uniregistry is a company founded with the intention of creating an innovative, intuitive, and easier way for users to connect on the Internet. They offer the Internet’s best top-level domain alternatives. Their registry, Uniregistry.link, operates 24 new extensions. "
target: dotHIV
dotHIV brings the domain ending '.hiv' to the Internet as a digital Red Ribbon, to raise funds and awareness for the end of AIDS. For each click on a .hiv website, dotHIV donates a specific amount to HIV projects.
price ($mm)
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announced 3/20/2014 via BusinessWire

NeuStar, Inc., will acquire .CO Internet

synopsis: Neustar, Inc., a trusted, neutral provider of real-time information and analytics, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire .CO Internet S.A.S. and certain associated assets. .CO Internet is the exclusive operator of the worldwide registry for Internet addresses with the “.co” top-level domain.
buyer: NeuStar, Inc. (NSR:$1,165.09)
Neustar, Inc. is a trusted, neutral provider of real-time information and analytics to the communications services, financial services, retail, and media and advertising sectors. Neustar applies its advanced, secure technologies to help its clients promote and protect their businesses. "
target: .CO Internet
.CO Internet is the exclusive operator of the worldwide registry for Internet addresses with the “.co” top-level domain. Since its global launch in 2010, names under management for .co have grown to more than 1.6 million in over 200 countries and territories worldwide.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$21
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/20/2012 via BusinessWire

Dynamic Network Services Inc., acquired TZO

synopsis: Dyn, the world leader in Internet Infrastructure as a Service, announced that it has acquired TZO, a longtime leader in Managed DNS services. Like Dyn, TZO focuses on both self-service consumer and enterprise customers, the only other IaaS company with the same dual focus.
buyer: Dynamic Network Services Inc.
Incorporated in 2001, Dyn is the worldwide Internet Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) leader, powering Managed DNS and Email Delivery for more than four million enterprise, small business and personal users. "
target: TZO
TZO focuses on both self-service consumer and enterprise customers. The Pepperell, Massachusetts, based company provides proprietary DNS software and diverse vendors throughout DNS and email networks, in addition to strong dynamic DNS partnerships and a history of innovation.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
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closed 7/1/2011 via Reuters

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., Silver Lake Partners, Technology Crossover Ventures, acquired GoDaddy.com

synopsis: The Go Daddy Group, Inc., the world’s largest provider of Web hosting, domain names and new SSL Security Certificates, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to receive a strategic investment and enter into a partnership with KKR, Silver Lake and Technology Crossover Ventures.
buyer: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR:$5,683.13)
buyer: Silver Lake Partners
buyer: Technology Crossover Ventures
Founded in 1976 and led by Henry Kravis and George Roberts, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR) is a leading global investment firm. With 14 offices around the world, KKR manages assets through a variety of investment funds and accounts covering multiple asset classes. "
target: GoDaddy.com (GDDY:$2,736.90)
Go Daddy dominates the domain, website hosting and SSL industries. It owns and operates its own services and equipment, which enables it to keep prices low and quality high. Go Daddy is renowned for its controversial Super Bowl® commercials and the comely and accomplished Go Daddy Girls.
price ($mm)
$2,250
rev ($mm)
$950
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.4x
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/24/2019 via BusinessWire

WP Engine, Inc., will acquire Flywheel Inc.

synopsis: WP Engine, the WordPress Digital Experience Platform (DXP), will acquire Flywheel, a WordPress hosting and management platform built specifically for designers and agencies. Flywheel helps users through their products and resources, including its namesake product, a WordPress hosting platform, and Local by Flywheel, a local development application.
buyer: WP Engine, Inc.
WP Engine is the WordPress Digital Experience Platform that gives companies of all sizes the agility, performance, intelligence, and integrations needed to drive businesses forward. WP Engine’s combination of tech innovation and their team of WordPress experts provide counsel and support. "
target: Flywheel Inc.
Flywheel is a WordPress hosting and management platform built specifically for designers and agencies. Flywheel helps creatives do their best work through products and resources, including its namesake product, a WordPress hosting platform, and Local by Flywheel, a local development application.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/18/2011 via BusinessWire

CrowdGather, Inc., acquired Forumer

synopsis: One of the leading networks of forum communities on the Internet, CrowdGather, has announced that it has acquired the assets of free forum hosting pioneer, Forumer.com. Forumer, which serves 35 million monthly pageviews across 200,000 active forums, joins CrowdGather’s existing free forum hosting platforms FreeForums.org and Lefora.com.
buyer: CrowdGather, Inc. (CRWG:$1.69)
CrowdGather provides a highly interactive and informational social network for members, a management and revenue-sharing resource for third-party forum owners, and a largely untapped advertising network for marketers worldwide. "
target: Forumer
Forumer is a free forum hosting pioneer which serves 35 million monthly pageviews across 200,000 active forums. Features include over 30 free skins, a great custom portal, a live chatroom, and much more.
price ($mm)
$0.40
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/21/2011 via PR Newswire

CX Inc., acquired FileDen

synopsis: CX Inc. announced the acquisition of FileDen, an innovator in online file storage and universal file extension linking/sharing solutions, from myCloud Holdings, a Vancouver based value-added investor. FileDen technologies allow all file extensions to be uploaded and shared while providing direct linking.
buyer: CX Inc.
CX Inc. is a cloud storage and data file management system that provides users with a secure, stable, scalable platform to backup, synchronize, share, and manage their documents, photos and music, and videos across all of their devices. "
target parent: myCloud Holdings, Inc.
target: FileDen
FileDen is a free file host that allows most any file extension to be uploaded and shared while allowing direct linking. FileDen's servers are located in the Gnax data center, Atlanta. They run on a network of more than 20 servers.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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announced 6/11/2010 via PR Newswire

Trend Micro Inc., will acquire humyo

synopsis: Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in Internet content security, announced a definitive agreement to purchase online storage and data synchronization company humyo, based in Leeds, UK. humyo has established itself as a leading online storage provider with its easy-to-use, yet technically powerful solutions.
buyer: Trend Micro Inc. (TSE:4704:$1,496.11)
Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in Internet content security, focuses on securing the exchange of digital information for businesses and consumers. Trend Micro's flexible solutions, available in multiple form factors, are supported 24/7 by threat intelligence experts around the globe. "
target: humyo
humyo is a online storage service which enables users to backup and sync their data over multiple devices, access it from anywhere and share it with friends and co-workers. Customers can download a client, which synchronizes files across all their computers and enables access to humyo.
price ($mm)
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EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 9/11/2019 via PR Newswire

HostPapa, will purchase Shared Web Hosting Brands from Add2Net, Inc.

synopsis: Add2Net, Inc. a leader for numerous web hosting brands and web-based companies, announced a definitive agreement to sell several of its web hosting brands to Canadian based company HostPapa. HostPapa will acquire Lunarpages, PacificHost, Santa Barbara Web Hosting and E-Solutions.
buyer: HostPapa
HostPapa, based in Burlington, Ontario, is a web hosting and cloud-based service provider to small businesses across the globe. HostPapa's commitment is to provide a complete array of enterprise-grade solutions to every small business owner. "
seller: Add2Net, Inc.
The acquisition includes the web hosting brands Lunarpages, PacificHost, Santa Barbara Web Hosting and E-Solutions from Add2Net, Inc., a leader for numerous web hosting brands and web-based companies.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 7/24/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Web.com, Inc., will acquire Dreamscape Networks Limited

synopsis: Web.com, a web technology company that helps users build an online presence will acquire Singapore-based Dreamscape Networks Limited, the leading online solutions provider in Australia and Southeast Asia. Dreamscape Networks provides simple, innovative online solutions to assist customers establish, build, maintain, and grow their online presence.
buyer parent: Siris Capital Group
buyer: Web.com, Inc. (NasdaqGS:WEB:$750.88)
Web.com is a leading web technology company servicing millions of customers around the world. Through a portfolio of brands—Web.com, Network Solutions, and Register.com—Web.com helps customers of all sizes build an online presence that delivers results. "
target: Dreamscape Networks Limited (ASX:DN8:$46.54)
Singapore-based Dreamscape Networks an online solutions provider with leading brands Crazy Domains, Vodien, and Sitebeat.com. Dreamscape Networks offers affordable and easy to use online solutions that help businesses and independents establish, build, maintain, and grow their online presence.
price ($mm)[EV]
$73 [$85]
rev ($mm)
$47
EBITDA ($mm)
$6
EV / rev
1.8x
EV / EBITDA
14.1x
closed 4/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

Miss Group, acquired FS Data AB

synopsis: Manchester-headquartered Miss Group, an International Web Hosting Group that offers a range of Hosting related services, has acquired FS Data, one of Sweden's largest and well-established providers of web hosting, servers, domain names and email.
buyer: Miss Group
UK’s Miss Group is an International Web Hosting Group that offers a range of Hosting related services at favorable prices such as Web Hosting, Domain Registration, VPS, Dedicated Servers, Sitebuilder, SSL-Certificate, SEO Tools, Web Security and Domain Management. "
target: FS Data AB
FS Data is one of Sweden's largest and well-established providers of web hosting, servers, domain names and email. The business was one of the first companies to offer registration of .SE domains.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

Miss Group, acquired ISPHuset

synopsis: Manchester-headquartered Miss Group, an International Web Hosting Group that offers a range of Hosting related services, has acquired ISPHuset, a Norwegian web hosting company and domain registrar specializing in domain names, hosted exchange, virtual and dedicated servers.
buyer: Miss Group
UK’s Miss Group is an International Web Hosting Group that offers a range of Hosting related services at favorable prices such as Web Hosting, Domain Registration, VPS, Dedicated Servers, Sitebuilder, SSL-Certificate, SEO Tools, Web Security and Domain Management. "
target: ISPHuset
ISPHuset is a Norwegian web hosting company and domain registrar specializing in domain names, hosted exchange, virtual and dedicated servers.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/14/2019 via Company Press Release

Loopia AB, acquired .SE Direkt

synopsis: .SE Direkt, a Swedish domain registering company that has been part of The Swedish Internet Foundation since 2009 has been acquired by Loopia, one of Scandinavia’s largest web hosting companies. The acquisition of .SE Direkt is an important part of Loopias strategy to consolidate the domain name and web hosting market in the Nordic region.
buyer parent: Axcel Industriinvestor A/S
buyer: Loopia AB
Loopia is one of Scandinavia’s largest web hosting companies. It provides web hosting and domain name services at a low cost. Loopia has helped more than 225,000 companies set up websites, emails, and e-commerce sites quickly and easily. "
target parent: The Swedish Internet Foundation
target: .SE Direkt
.SE Direkt is a Swedish domain registering company. .SE Direkt has almost 122,000 .se domain names under management with 87,000 customers.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/10/2019 via BNC Analysis

NameSilo Technologies Corp., acquired NamePal

synopsis: NameSilo Technologies Corp, an investing company in both the public and private markets, has acquired NamePal, an ICANN domain name registrar and provider of domain registration, web hosting, email and SSL services.
buyer: NameSilo Technologies Corp. (OTCPK:NTCE:$2.56)
NameSilo Technologies Corp. invests its capital in companies and opportunities which management. The company makes investments in both public and private markets and focuses on opportunities in a wide variety of industries excluding the resource and resource service sectors. "
target: NamePal
NamePal is an ICANN domain name registrar and provider of domain registration, web hosting, email and SSL services. NamePal's product, Fetch!, is an innovative domain backorder service that uses aggregator technology to capture and deliver expiring domain names, through an auction process.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/7/2019 via BNC Analysis

dogado GmbH, acquired Checkdomain GmbH

synopsis: dogado, a German cloud hosting provider that specializes in small and medium sized business customers, has acquired Checkdomain, one of Germany's leading domain registrar and hosting providers. Checkdomain offers webhosting, a website builder, SSL certificates, and more.
buyer parent: Triton
buyer: dogado GmbH
dogado is a German cloud hosting provider that specializes in small and medium sized business customers. dogado offers cloud, domain, and web hosting services to over 190,000 customers. dogado helps small and medium sized businesses to take advantage of the internet and improve their business. "
target: Checkdomain GmbH
Checkdomain is one of Germany's leading domain registrar and hosting providers. With around 800 TLDs from all over the world, Checkdomain supports almost every combination of domain extension and desired domain name. Checkdomain offers webhosting, a website builder, SSL certificates, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 8/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

1&1 Internet, Inc., will acquire World4You Internet Services GmbH

synopsis: 1&1 Internet, one of the world's leading web hosting providers, will acquire World4You, a leading provider of web hosting solutions in Austria. World4You offers highly available website and domain solutions at an affordable price.
buyer parent: United Internet AG
buyer: 1&1 Internet, Inc.
1&1 Internet is one of the world's leading web hosting providers. 1&1 manages over 19 million domain names and operates over 70,000 servers in their state-of-the-art, green data centers. 1&1 offers users every available resource to easily and affordably create and maintain an optimal Web presence. "
target: World4You Internet Services GmbH
Founded in 1998, World4You is a leading provider of web hosting solutions in Austria. World4You offers highly available website and domain solutions at an affordable price. Their datacenters feature state-of-the-art hardware and are video-monitored to ensure that they are secure and protected.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 7/16/2018 via BNC Analysis

CentralNic Group plc, will acquire KeyDrive S.A.

synopsis: CentralNic, a London-based company that markets and sells internet domain names globally, will acquire KeyDrive, a Luxembourg-based company that offers internet related services with a focus on domain registration. KeyDrive offers over 1,000 top-level and second-level domain extensions, including country-code extensions like .DE, .IN or .COM.BR.
buyer: CentralNic Group plc (AIM:CNIC:$88.62)
CentralNic is a London-based company that markets and sells internet domain names globally. CentralNic provides registry services, distribution, and strategic consultancy for new TLDs, ccTLDs and SLDs. They also provide consultancy services to companies seeking to create their own domains. "
target: KeyDrive S.A.
KeyDrive is a Luxembourg-based company that offers internet related services with a focus on domain registration. They offer over 1,000 top-level and second-level domain extensions, including country-code extensions like .DE, .IN or .COM.BR as well as generic extensions like .COM, .NET and .ORG.
price ($mm)
$45
rev ($mm)
$58
EBITDA ($mm)
$6
EV / rev
0.9x
EV / EBITDA
9.4x
closed 6/26/2018 via Company Press Release

AWA, acquired Dotkeeper

synopsis: AWA, a leading intellectual property firm, has acquired Dotkeeper, a domain name company that provides service and strategic services in secure domain management, domain name valuation, domain monitoring, domain security and acquisition.
buyer: AWA
Based in Sweden, AWA is a leading intellectual property (IP) law firm with presence in Europe and Asia. Their clients are innovation-intensive companies, ranging from startups to owners of the world’s most well-known brands and patent portfolios. "
target: Dotkeeper
Based in Sweden, Dotkeeper provides service and strategic services in secure domain management, domain name valuation, domain monitoring, domain security and acquisition. Their vision is to help companies protect and process their important assets in a simple and smart way.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/20/2018 via BNC Analysis

Axcel Industriinvestor A/S, acquired Loopia AB

synopsis: Axcel, a Nordic private equity firm, has acquired Loopia from Visma, the largest software company in the Nordic region. Loopia is one of Scandinavia’s largest web hosting companies. Loopia provides web hosting and domain name services and has helped more than 225,000 companies set up websites, emails, and e-commerce sites quickly and easily.
buyer: Axcel Industriinvestor A/S
Founded in 1994, Axcel is a Nordic private equity firm focusing on mid-market companies and has a broad base of both Danish and international investors. Axcel has made 49 platform investments, more than 90 major add-on investments and 38 exits. "
target parent: Visma ASA
target: Loopia AB
Founded in 1999, Loopia is one of Scandinavia’s largest web hosting companies. Loopia provides web hosting and domain name services at a low cost. Loopia has helped more than 225,000 companies set up websites, emails, and e-commerce sites quickly and easily.
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1829
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Ticker: TSXV:CBX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cortex Business Solutions
Cortex Business Solutions
Cortex is a North American business to business network as a service that enables electronic invoicing. They reduce invoice processing times and costs through a simplified document exchange, using flexible connections and tools that leverage existing customer technology and processes.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$9.24
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.41
EBIT ($mm)
$1.35
Net Income ($mm)
$3.80
Employees
65
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Ticker: GDDY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GoDaddy.com
GoDaddy.com
GoDaddy's mission is to radically shift the global economy toward small businesses by empowering people to easily start, confidently grow and successfully run their own ventures. GoDaddy gives small business owners the tools to name their idea, attract customers and manage their business.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,736.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$363.20
EBIT ($mm)
$129.70
Net Income ($mm)
$86.70
Employees
6821
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Ticker: AIM:MMX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Minds + Machines
Minds + Machines
Minds + Machines Group Limited is a sales and marketing led owner of new generic top-level domains. They work through their expanding international network of registrars and distribution partners to bring the benefits of affinity based domain addresses to B2B and consumer audiences.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$11.95
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.08
EBIT ($mm)
$2.04
Net Income ($mm)
$3.86
Employees
22
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Ticker: WSE:HYP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hyperion SA
Hyperion SA
Hyperion S.A. provides various information technology products and services. The company offers broadband Internet services. It also offers hosting, domain, Web page creation, IP telephony, maintenance, and eMarketing services.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$20.87
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.72
EBIT ($mm)
$2.34
Net Income ($mm)
$6.51
Employees
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Ticker: WIX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wix.com Ltd
Wix.com Ltd
Wix.com is a leading cloud-based web development platform with more than 98 million registered users worldwide. Wix was founded on the belief that the Internet should be accessible to everyone to develop, create and contribute.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$640.22
EBITDA ($mm)
($27.56)
EBIT ($mm)
($39.97)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2093
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Ticker: VRSN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
VeriSign, Inc.
VeriSign, Inc.
VeriSign, Inc. is the trusted provider of Internet infrastructure services for the networked world. Billions of times each day, Verisign helps companies and consumers all over the world connect between the dots.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$1,142.17
EBITDA ($mm)
$744.74
EBIT ($mm)
$686.57
Net Income ($mm)
$440.65
Employees
990
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Ticker: VRSN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
VeriSign, Inc.
VeriSign, Inc.
VeriSign, Inc. is the trusted provider of Internet infrastructure services for the networked world. Billions of times each day, Verisign helps companies and consumers all over the world connect between the dots.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$1,142.17
EBITDA ($mm)
$744.74
EBIT ($mm)
$686.57
Net Income ($mm)
$440.65
Employees
990
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Ticker: NAME
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rightside
Rightside
Rightside Group provides domain name registration and related value-added services to resellers and domain name registrants. Its services enable businesses and consumers to find, establish, and maintain their digital address, the starting point for connecting with their online audience.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$218.09
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.41
EBIT ($mm)
($14.82)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
275
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Ticker: TCX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tucows Inc.
Tucows Inc.
Tucows Inc. provides domain names, email and other services through its extensive reseller network, called its OpenSRS group. OpenSRS manages over eleven million domain names and millions of email boxes through a reseller network of over 11,000 web hosts and ISPs.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$186.97
EBITDA ($mm)
$26.91
EBIT ($mm)
$24.47
Net Income ($mm)
$16.35
Employees
325
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Ticker: ASX:MLB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Melbourne IT Ltd.
Melbourne IT Ltd.
Melbourne IT helps organisations of all sizes to successfully do business online. Their complete portfolio of cloud-based technology services drives business effectiveness and profitability for many customers in Australia and around the world.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$126.61
EBITDA ($mm)
$18.16
EBIT ($mm)
$14.31
Net Income ($mm)
$8.06
Employees
559
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Ticker: ASX:DN8
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dreamscape Networks Limited
Dreamscape Networks Limited
Dreamscape Networks Limited is a Singapore-based provider of domain names, hosting and technology solutions. Dreamscape Networks offers affordable and easy to use online solutions that help businesses and independents establish, build, maintain and grow their online presence.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$46.54
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.95
EBIT ($mm)
$4.29
Net Income ($mm)
$2.49
Employees
0
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Ticker: ASX:IAB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Inabox Group Limited
Inabox Group Limited
Inabox Group Limited is a leading supplier of next generation IT, cloud and IP telephony services. Established in 2003 and listed in 2013, they are one of the few providers in the market that offers a full suite of IT and telecommunications products.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$67.85
EBITDA ($mm)
$3.04
EBIT ($mm)
$1.76
Net Income ($mm)
$0.70
Employees
71
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Ticker: OM:BINERO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Binero Group AB
Binero Group AB
Binero Group is a Swedish supplier of digital infrastructure services for companies and individuals with a wide range of services within hosting and cloud services. Binero Group offers web hosting with various complimentary services, development & management of corporate IT infrastructure, and more.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$13.66
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.74
EBIT ($mm)
$0.07
Net Income ($mm)
$0.43
Employees
230
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Ticker: TSE:9449
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GMO Internet Group
GMO Internet Group
GMO Internet Group is a Japan-based internet company. GMO Internet is one of the most comprehensive providers of industry-leading internet services worldwide. The group provides services for domain registration, web hosting, ecommerce, payment processing, and more.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,797.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$311.81
EBIT ($mm)
$224.87
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4975
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Ticker: INAP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Internap Network Services Corporation
Internap Network Services Corporation
Internap provides intelligent IT Infrastructure services that combine unmatched performance and platform flexibility to enable its customers to focus on their core business, improve service levels and lower the cost of IT operations.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$244.16
EBITDA ($mm)
$36.89
EBIT ($mm)
$0.63
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
416
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Ticker: IIJI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Internet Initiative Japan Inc.
Internet Initiative Japan Inc.
Internet Initiative Japan Inc. is one of Japan's leading Internet-access and comprehensive network solutions providers. IIJ and its group of companies provide total network solutions that mainly cater to high-end corporate customers.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$82,418.21
EBITDA ($mm)
$10,388.67
EBIT ($mm)
$4,141.04
Net Income ($mm)
$3,203.37
Employees
1941
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