Like Bread

closed 10/11/2013 via BNC Analysis

Yahoo! Inc., acquired Bread

synopsis: Yahoo is adding six employees to its advertising staff via an acquisition, buying social advertising company Bread. Bread is a company that makes a URL shortener that displays an ad between the time that someone clicks on the shortened link and when they are taken to the related website.
buyer: Yahoo! Inc. (AABA:$5,409.25)
Yahoo! Inc. is the premier digital media company, creating deeply personal digital experiences that keep more than half a billion people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the globe. "
target: Bread
Bread is a company that makes a URL shortener that displays an ad between the time that someone clicks on the shortened link and when they are taken to the related website.
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closed 7/12/2007 via BusinessWire

Connexus, acquired AdModus

synopsis: Connexus has completed the purchase of the technology assets of AdModus, developer of a proprietary ad serving technology featuring multi-variant targeting capabilities that help advertisers and publishers optimize the value of their media spends and inventory.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: Connexus
Connexus owns Traffic Marketplace, the premier B2A™ (Business-to-Audience) digital marketing company, Traffic Marketplace delivers relevance in online display, registration path, mobile and social media advertising by empowering advertisers to reach, target, and engage their ideal audience. "
target: AdModus
AdModus is a revenue optimization online advertising company. Leveraging its market-leading multi-variant targeting technology (contextual, behavioral, geo), AdModus works with publishers to optimize the value of their media inventory.
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closed 12/19/2014 via PR Newswire

AppNexus, acquired Mediaglu

synopsis: AppNexus, the world's largest independent ad tech company, announced its acquisition of MediaGlu, a leading cross-device technology business. With the integration of MediaGlu's cross-screen mapping into AppNexus's world-class platform, advertisers will be able to forge deeper connections with audiences across desktop and mobile devices.
buyer: AppNexus
AppNexus is a technology company that provides trading solutions and powers marketplaces for Internet advertising. Its open, unified, and powerful programmatic platform empowers customers to more effectively buy and sell media, allowing them to innovate and transform their businesses. "
target: Mediaglu
Mediaglu uses technology to target relevant ads to consumers across channels and devices. The Mediaglu team utilizes cloud technology to process mountains of privacy compliant data to predict how users move across advertising channels and devices in order to deliver ads that drive consumer intent.
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closed 1/30/2017 via PR Newswire

Ezoic, acquired AmpedSense

synopsis: Google Certified Publishing Partner, Ezoic, recently announced the acquisition of AmpedSense, a popular digital ad testing technology company. AmpedSense has been the most popular digital ad testing WordPress plugin in the WordPress plugin ecosystem.
buyer: Ezoic
Ezoic is the World's largest Website Optimization Platform. Ezoic technology uses the power of multivariate testing to boost performance of any site. "
target: AmpedSense
AmpedSense has been the most popular digital ad testing WordPress plugin in the WordPress plugin ecosystem for over 2 years.
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closed 12/9/2013 via Market Wire

24/7 Media, Inc., acquired Crystal Semantics

synopsis: 24/7 Media, Inc., WPP Digital's marketing technology company, announced its acquisition of Crystal Semantics from ad pepper media International. Crystal Semantics is an award-winning provider of semantic advertising solutions.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: 24/7 Media, Inc.
24/7 Media, Inc. provides digital marketing solutions for advertisers and publishers globally by empowering them to reach their target audiences with greater precision and transparency, resulting in better ROI. "
target parent: ad pepper media
target: Crystal Semantics
Crystal Semantics is the leading provider of semantic advertising solutions. The company's technology is based upon proprietary semantic technology which is the result of a 17 year language engineering project with over 500 man years of development.
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closed 9/5/2013 via BNC Analysis

NetworkPlay Media, acquired yoCaptcha

synopsis: Gruner + Jahr’s Indian arm Networkplay has acquired yoCAPTCHA, an advertising platform owned by Innovese Technologies. Delhi-based yoCAPTCHA was founded in 2011 by BITS-Pilani alumni Ankit Gupta and Dhruv Sogani. Post takeover, both the founders will join the Networkplay team.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann AG
buyer: NetworkPlay Media
NetworkPlay Media Pvt Ltd is India's fastest growing media company with assets through alliances across various touch points including Web, Mobile, Direct-to-Home TV, Events and Publishing. "
target: yoCaptcha
yo!CAPTCHA is a revolutionary platform for online advertising, which leverages the user-engaging potential CAPTCHAs have. Instead of the regular warped-text based CAPTCHAs it presents the user with a crisp readable brand advertisement.
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closed 6/20/2013 via PR Newswire

SiteScout, purchased IP Assets from AdBrite

synopsis: SiteScout, the world's leading self-serve media buying platform, announced the acquisition, through a subsidiary corporation, of certain intellectual property assets developed by online ad exchange AdBrite. AdBrite's IP Assets include cutting-edge video, data management and optimization technology
buyer: SiteScout
SiteScout is the world's leading self-serve platform for buying banner ads on the web and on mobile devices. The company's easy-to-use platform, transparent reporting and real-time control deliver unparalleled performance for brands, marketers and agencies. "
seller parent: Sequoia Capital
seller: AdBrite
AdBrite's IP Assets include cutting-edge video, data management and optimization technology. AdBrite was an internet advertising marketplace that connects independent web publishers with thousands of advertisers.
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closed 6/15/2010 via PR Newswire

Context Optional, acquired unwrap, inc.

synopsis: Context Optional, the social marketing company, announced the acquisition of unwrap, inc., makers of Buzzeo, a leading platform for Facebook application creation, management and deployment. The move expands Context Optional's leadership position in providing comprehensive social marketing solutions for brands.
buyer: Context Optional
Context Optional is the leading provider of social marketing software and services to global brands and advertising agencies. The company provides marketers with comprehensive solutions to build, manage, monitor and measure brand presence across the social web. "
target: unwrap, inc.
unwrap, inc. was founded with the goal of making Facebook more useful for businesses by connecting consumers with products and brands. unwrap's first product is Buzzeo, an online marketing platform that empowers businesses to create, deploy and manage applications across Facebook.
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closed 1/28/2009 via PR Newswire

Glam Media, acquired AdaptiveAds, Inc.

synopsis: Glam Media, Inc., a vertical content network with more than 900 publishers worldwide and a comScore Media Metrix Top 10 Web property, announced the acquisition of AdaptiveAds, a venture-backed display ad targeting and optimization company based in San Francisco and Mumbai, India.
buyer: Glam Media
Glam Media pioneered the vertical content network model and is the fastest growing Top 20 Media Company in the U.S. Glam Media provides a compelling mix of fresh, original content created in-house on its owned & operated web sites and the carefully curated Glam Publishing Network. "
target: AdaptiveAds, Inc.
AdaptiveAds serves the most relevant, personalized and localized online display advertising to consumers.
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closed 1/23/2019 via BNC Analysis

Candy Capital, acquired Blippar

synopsis: The intellectual property of Blippar, the UK-based AR startup has been acquired by one of its investors, Candy Ventures. Blippar is the world's fastest growing image recognition and augmented reality app.
buyer: Candy Capital
Based in the United Kingdom, Candy Capital is a privately-held family office established by British entrepreneur and businessman Nick Candy to manage his personal business interests and group of companies. "
target: Blippar
UK-Based, Blippar is the world's fastest growing image recognition and augmented reality app. Blippar enables users to instantaneously pull interactive digital content directly from the environment around them, their favorite publications and objects via their iOS, Android or Windows devices.
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closed 3/25/2015 via PR Web

Sellpoints, Inc., acquired ReTargeter

synopsis: Sellpoints, a company that operates a consumer insights platform that enables brands and retailers to see the impact of their product selling methodologies live, acquired Retargeter, a full-service display advertising solution specializing in retargeting.
buyer: Sellpoints, Inc.
Sellpoints, Inc. operates a consumer insights platform that enables brands and retailers to see the impact of their product selling methodologies live. Its platform acts as a pre-marketing conversion engine that helps brands to orchestrate sales online. "
target: ReTargeter
ReTargeter is a full-service display advertising solution specializing in retargeting. Their retargeting solutions enable companies to optimize marketing spend by serving targeted advertisements to people who have previously engaged with them online.
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closed 12/10/2014 via PR Newswire

QuestionPro, acquired RapidEngage

synopsis: QuestionPro, an online survey software company, has acquired RapidEngage. RapidEngage collects customer insight and increases website engagement for companies in the form of signups, conversions, page views, sales, or revenue. They do this by improving survey completion and abandonment rates by offering surveys that can be completed in 30 seconds.
buyer: QuestionPro
With over 2.5 million users across 100 countries, QuestionPro is a leading provider of online survey software that allows users to generate the insights they need to make better business decisions. QuestionPro’s software includes tools for creation, distribution, analysis, and more for online polls."
target: RapidEngage
RapidEngage is solving the problem of increasing website engagement. Their website engagement tool-suite can automatically deliver more signups, conversions, sales, and page views by up to 25% for marketers, product managers, and website owners.
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announced 5/31/2013 via CNW Group

Sprylogics International Corp, will acquire Poynt Corporation

synopsis: Sprylogics International announces that it has signed a Letter of Intent to acquire Poynt Inc. Poynt Corp. is a global leader in the mobile local search and advertising space. Its Location Based Search (LBS) and advertising platform, Poynt, enhances a user's ability to connect with exactly what they need in their local area.
buyer: Sprylogics International Corp (SPY.V:$0.23)
Sprylogics International Corp. develops advanced search, analysis, and information display tools and services. These solutions enable users to search large amounts of unstructured data on the Web and in internal corporate databases, and convert it into actionable intelligence. "
target parent: Intertainment Media Inc.
target: Poynt Corporation
Poynt Corp. is a global leader in the mobile local search and advertising space. Its Location Based Search (LBS) and advertising platform, Poynt, enhances a user's ability to connect with exactly what they need in their local area.
price ($mm)
$2.90
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closed 6/3/2010 via Market Wire

Velti plc, acquired Media Cannon, Inc.

synopsis: Velti, a leading global provider of mobile marketing and advertising technology, announced the acquisition of Media Cannon, Inc., a developer of mobile advertising tools and technology. This acquisition provides Velti with a technology platform and proprietary solutions that enable a richer mobile advertising and mobile Internet user experience.
buyer: Velti plc (VELT:$189.20)
Velti is a leading global provider of mobile marketing and advertising technology solutions that enable brands, advertising agencies, and mobile operators to implement highly targeted, interactive, and measurable campaigns by communicating with and engaging consumers via their mobile devices. "
target: Media Cannon, Inc.
Media Cannon, Inc. is a developer of mobile advertising tools and technology. The Media Cannon platform also delivers carrier-class infrastructure, API access, transcoding, support and reporting tools for mobile campaign development, delivery and evaluation.
price ($mm)
$1.03
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announced 5/8/2008 via BusinessWire

DG FastChannel, Inc., will acquire Enliven Marketing Technologies Corporation

synopsis: DG FastChannel, Inc. and Enliven Marketing Technologies Corporation announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement to merge in a stock-for-stock transaction. The merger will combine DG FastChannel’s leadership in traditional advertising and media distribution services with Enliven’s groundbreaking digital marketing technologies.
buyer: DG FastChannel, Inc. (DGIT:$385.72)
DG FastChannel delivers the standard in digital media services to the advertising, broadcast and publishing industries. DG FastChannel’s innovative technology solutions help advertisers and agencies work faster, smarter and more competitively. "
target: Enliven Marketing Technologies Corporation
Enliven Marketing Technologies Corporation is a leading Internet Marketing Technology Company, offering Internet marketing and online advertising solutions through a powerful combination of proprietary visualization technology, and a Premium Rich Media advertising platform.
price ($mm)[EV]
$67 [$69]
rev ($mm)
$22
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.3x
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/16/2006 via

Sponge Ltd., acquired Sponge Ltd.

synopsis: NeoMedia Technologies, Inc. announced the sale of recently acquired Sponge Ltd., a subsidiary based in the U.K., back to its founders.
buyer: Sponge Ltd.
Sponge supplies the technology, knowledge and skills to empower agencies, media groups and content providers to deliver mobile services. Sponge is the owner and developer of Text Generator, the UK’s most battle-hardened and versatile mobile applications suite. "
target parent: NeoMedia Technologies, Inc.
target: Sponge Ltd.
Sponge supplies the technology, knowledge and skills to empower agencies, media groups and content providers to deliver mobile services. Sponge is the owner and developer of Text Generator, the UK’s most battle-hardened and versatile mobile applications suite.
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closed 5/23/2006 via

NeoMedia Technologies, Inc., acquired Sponge Ltd.

synopsis: NeoMedia Technologies, Inc. today signed a share purchase agreement to acquire Sponge, a leader in developing and implementing mobile applications. Jensen, president and CEO of NeoMedia, said the agreement with Sponge signed earlier calls for an aggregate of $17.4 mil consideration, including $6 mil in cash and the remainder in NeoMedia shares.
buyer: NeoMedia Technologies, Inc. (NEOM:$2.27)
NeoMedia Technologies, Inc., is an innovator and international leader in print-to-Internet and other technologies which make information faster and easier to access, with expertise in homeland security and e-authentication applications. "
target: Sponge Ltd.
Sponge supplies the technology, knowledge and skills to empower agencies, media groups and content providers to deliver mobile services. Sponge is the owner and developer of Text Generator, the UK’s most battle-hardened and versatile mobile applications suite.
price ($mm)
$22
rev ($mm)
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closed 10/18/2017 via Company Press Release

Admiral, purchased Ad Blocker Notify from Themeisle

synopsis: Adblock revenue recovery specialists Admiral announced the acquisition of Ad Blocker Notify from Themeisle. Used by thousands of sites and publishers to detect and engage adblock users, Ad Blocker Notify is the most installed anti-adblock plugin on WordPress.
buyer: Admiral
Admiral is the industry’s most advanced analytics and revenue recovery platform to help premier digital publishers size their adblocking challenges, engage their users, recover lost revenue, and strengthen relationships with their audiences. "
seller: Themeisle
Used by thousands of sites and publishers to detect and engage adblock users, Ad Blocker Notify is the most installed anti-adblock plugin on WordPress.
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closed 5/6/2013 via Company Press Release

Swisscom, acquired Tweasy SA

synopsis: The Swiss telecoms market leader Swisscom acquires marketing app Tweasy. Tweasy SA operates an online platform that enables small and medium enterprises to engage in local, mobile, and social marketing.
buyer: Swisscom (SWX:SCMN:$12,603.55)
Swisscom is Switzerland's leading telecoms provider, with 5.9 million mobile customers and around 1.6 million broadband connections. Swisscom is active in one of the most attractive broadband markets in Europe via the Italian provider Fastweb. "
target: Tweasy SA
Tweasy SA operates an online platform that enables small and medium enterprises to engage in local, mobile, and social marketing. It allows clients to communicate through email, mobile phone, and the Internet. The company is based in Neuchâtel, Switzerland.
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announced 5/2/2011 via Company Press Release

Avatar Ventures Corp., will acquire App Marketing Solutions Inc.

synopsis: Avatar Ventures Corp. announced that the Company has entered into a Letter of Intent to purchase in a share-for-share exchange all assets of App Marketing Solutions, Inc., a privately held company dedicated to the development, licensing and marketing of software applications focused on mobile devices.
buyer: Avatar Ventures Corp.
Avatar Ventures Corp is transforming into a complete mobile marketing company Avatar's mission is to harness the power of mobility to deliver mobile marketing messages for companies that provide results. Avatar Ventures is building a portflio of business’ in the mobile sector. "
target: App Marketing Solutions Inc.
App Marketing Solutions Inc. is focused on the development, licensing and sales of mobile applications for business-to-business applications and business-to-consumer applications, Apps Marketing Solutions, Inc.
price ($mm)
$5.65
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closed 10/11/2013 via BNC Analysis

Yahoo! Inc., acquired Bread

synopsis: Yahoo is adding six employees to its advertising staff via an acquisition, buying social advertising company Bread. Bread is a company that makes a URL shortener that displays an ad between the time that someone clicks on the shortened link and when they are taken to the related website.
buyer: Yahoo! Inc. (AABA:$5,409.25)
Yahoo! Inc. is the premier digital media company, creating deeply personal digital experiences that keep more than half a billion people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the globe. "
target: Bread
Bread is a company that makes a URL shortener that displays an ad between the time that someone clicks on the shortened link and when they are taken to the related website.
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announced 8/12/2019 via BNC Analysis

Automattic Inc., will acquire Tumblr, Inc.

synopsis: Verizon has agreed to sell Tumblr to WordPress owner Automattic Inc. Tumblr is a microblogging and social networking website founded by David Karp in 2007. Tumblr is a free service that hosts millions of blogs where users can upload photos, music and art.
buyer: Automattic Inc.
Automattic wants to make the web a better place. They're the company behind products including WordPress.com, WooCommerce, Jetpack, Simplenote, and Longreads. Their common goal is to democratize publishing so that anyone with a story can tell it. "
target parent: Verizon Communications
target: Tumblr, Inc.
Tumblr is a microblogging and social networking website founded by David Karp in 2007. Tumblr is a free service that hosts millions of blogs where users can upload photos, music and art.
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announced 4/20/2018 via BusinessWire

SmugMug, will acquire Flickr

synopsis: SmugMug, the largest, most comprehensive, independent photo management platform in the world, has agreed to purchase Flickr, the online photo management and sharing application. Flickr is an active, global community of photographers that encourages users to find their inspiration and is home to tens of billions of photos and two million groups.
buyer: SmugMug
Home to more than four billion photos, SmugMug is the most popular photography site in the world. SmugMug provides passionate photographers at any level of experience a place to store, share and sell high-quality photos. "
target parent: Verizon Communications
target: Flickr
Flickr is an online photo management and sharing application. Flickr is an active, global community of photographers that encourages users to find their inspiration. Home to tens of billions of photos and two million groups, photography lovers come to Flickr to share their passion.
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closed 4/5/2018 via BNC Analysis

SSENSE, acquired Polyvore

synopsis: Polyvore, the community-powered shopping website, has been acquired by SSENSE, a global fashion platform. Polyvore is a leading social shopping site with millions of users participating in making and sharing virtual mood boards and digital collages of their favorite fashion items from across the web.
buyer: SSENSE
Based in Canada, SSENSE is a global fashion platform. SSENSE sells products from a wide array of indie, luxury and streetwear designers, and produces its own original, high-quality editorial content. SSENSE provides exclusive original content and a curated selection of over 400 fashion designers. "
target parent: Verizon Communications
target: Polyvore
Polyvore is a community-powered social shopping website. Polyvore has millions of users participating in making and sharing virtual mood boards and digital collages of their favorite fashion items from across the web. Users of Polyvore are empowered to create, share, discover and shop.
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closed 6/13/2017 via PR Newswire

AOL Inc., acquired Yahoo! Inc.

synopsis: Verizon Communications Inc., a company that that offers wireless telecommunications products and services, has completed its acquisition of the operating business of Yahoo! Inc., known for its Web portal, search engine Yahoo! Search, and related services. Verizon has combined these assets with its existing AOL business.
buyer parent: Verizon Communications
buyer: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL is a media technology company with a mission to connect consumers and creators through open marketplaces. AOL uses data to disrupt content production, distribution and monetization. The company connects publishers with advertisers across its global, programmatic platforms. "
target: Yahoo! Inc. (AABA:$5,409.25)
Yahoo! Inc. is focused on making the world's daily habits inspiring and entertaining. They operate an internet search engine that creates highly personalized experiences for their users, keeping people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the globe.
price ($mm)
$4,826
rev ($mm)
$4,894
EBITDA ($mm)
$151
EV / rev
1.0x
EV / EBITDA
31.9x
closed 9/2/2015 via BusinessWire

Yahoo! Inc., acquired Polyvore

synopsis: Yahoo has announced it has acquired Polyvore, a leading social shopping site. Polyvore is a shopping site where customers can give and get styling ideas from the world's largest style community. Polyvore provides brands and retailers a way to connect with influential consumers and drive sales through native advertising solutions.
buyer: Yahoo! Inc. (AABA:$5,409.25)
Yahoo! Inc. is focused on making the world's daily habits inspiring and entertaining. They operate an internet search engine that creates highly personalized experiences for their users, keeping people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the globe. "
target: Polyvore
Polyvore is a community powered social commerce website. Members curate products into a shared product index and use them to create image collages called "Sets". Active Polyvore communities exist in the areas of fashion, interior design, and artistic expression.
price ($mm)
$230
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closed 11/21/2014 via BNC Analysis

Yahoo! Inc., acquired Cooliris, Inc.

synopsis: Yahoo! Inc. has acquired Cooliris, Inc., a developer of photo apps. They offer Android gallery, the native photo application on Android-based phones and BeamIt, a visual messaging app.
buyer: Yahoo! Inc. (AABA:$5,409.25)
Yahoo! Inc. is focused on making the world's daily habits inspiring and entertaining. They operate an internet search engine that creates highly personalized experiences for their users, keeping people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the globe. "
target: Cooliris, Inc.
Cooliris is the leader in creating the world’s most beautiful messaging and media experiences for mobile and web consumers. Their Gallery app on Android is a top 10 mobile app in the U.S. They also offer BeamIt, a new visual messaging app where private messaging meets stunning photo sharing.
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closed 12/15/2014 via BusinessWire

Yahoo! Inc., acquired BrightRoll Inc.

synopsis: Yahoo! Inc. and BrightRoll, Inc. announced it has acquired BrightRoll, a leading programmatic video advertising platform. BrightRoll is the industry’s leading programmatic video advertising platform for reaching audiences across desktop, mobile and connected TV.
buyer: Yahoo! Inc. (AABA:$5,409.25)
Yahoo! Inc. is the premier digital media company, creating deeply personal digital experiences that keep more than half a billion people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the globe. "
target: BrightRoll Inc.
BrightRoll is the industry’s leading programmatic video advertising platform for reaching audiences across desktop, mobile and connected TV. The company powers digital video advertising for the world’s largest brands, including 87 of the top 100 US advertisers.
price ($mm)
$640
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closed 10/3/2014 via BNC Analysis

Yahoo! Inc., acquired MessageMe

synopsis: Yahoo has acquired mobile messaging application MessageMe, a Whatsapp-like service with $11.9 million in reported outside funding. Co-founders Arjun Sethi and Justin Rosenthal had extensive experience in social gaming prior to founding MessageMe.
buyer: Yahoo! Inc. (AABA:$5,409.25)
Yahoo! Inc. is the premier digital media company, creating deeply personal digital experiences that keep more than half a billion people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the globe. "
target: MessageMe
MessageMe is a mobile messenger application enabling users to personalize their messages and connect with others.
price ($mm)
$35
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closed 9/22/2014 via BNC Analysis

Yahoo! Inc., acquired Docspad

synopsis: Yahoo has announced that they have acquired Bookpad. The company designs and builds technologies to solve problems surrounding digital content. Docspad is their flagship enterprise product, and is aimed at developers looking to add document viewing, annotations and editing features within their own applications.
buyer: Yahoo! Inc. (AABA:$5,409.25)
Yahoo! Inc. is the premier digital media company, creating deeply personal digital experiences that keep more than half a billion people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the globe. "
target: Docspad
Bookpad designs and builds technologies to solve problems surrounding digital content. Docspad is their flagship enterprise product, and is aimed at developers looking to add document viewing, annotations and editing features within their own applications.
price ($mm)
$8.30
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closed 9/5/2014 via Company Press Release

Yahoo! Inc., acquired Luminate, Inc.

synopsis: Luminate has announced that they have been acquired by Yahoo. It offers a platform that over 10,000 publishers use to generate incremental revenue from contextually relevant targeted advertisements. Their novel crowdsourcing and image detection technology has fundamentally changed how advertisers and publishers think about their image content.
buyer: Yahoo! Inc. (AABA:$5,409.25)
Yahoo! Inc. is the premier digital media company, creating deeply personal digital experiences that keep more than half a billion people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the globe. "
target: Luminate, Inc.
Luminate, Inc. provides an internet service that turns static images into engaging content, while generating incremental income for web publishers. Luminate enables consumers to simply mouse over images on their favorite websites to learn more and see related products.
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closed 8/17/2014 via Company Press Release

Yahoo! Inc., acquired ClarityRay

synopsis: ClarityRay has announced their acquisition by Yahoo. ClarityRay helps publishers and networks identify and prevent ad-fraud. They help the online advertising industry by identifying, measuring, and solving many of its unseen hurdles. They brought traffic clarity to an amazing roster of clients, with their findings becoming an industry standard.
buyer: Yahoo! Inc. (AABA:$5,409.25)
Yahoo! Inc. is the premier digital media company, creating deeply personal digital experiences that keep more than half a billion people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the globe. "
target: ClarityRay
ClarityRay helps publishers and networks identify and prevent ad-fraud. They help the online advertising industry by identifying, measuring, and solving many of its unseen hurdles. They brought traffic clarity to an amazing roster of clients, with their findings becoming an industry standard.
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closed 8/12/2014 via Company Press Release

Yahoo! Inc., acquired Zofari, Inc.

synopsis: Zofari has announced that they have joined Yahoo. Zofari is an app that enables users to create ‘place stations’ based on their favorite restaurants, cafes, and neighborhoods. They use their brand new recommendation engine to match on familiar ideas like 'bohemian vibe', 'great for a first date' and 'swanky.'
buyer: Yahoo! Inc. (AABA:$5,409.25)
Yahoo! Inc. is the premier digital media company, creating deeply personal digital experiences that keep more than half a billion people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the globe. "
target: Zofari, Inc.
Zofari is an app that enables users to create ‘place stations’ based on their favorite restaurants, cafes, and neighborhoods. They use their brand new recommendation engine to match on familiar ideas like 'bohemian vibe', 'great for a first date' and 'swanky.'
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closed 8/26/2014 via BusinessWire

Yahoo! Inc., acquired Flurry, Inc.

synopsis: Yahoo! Inc., the premier digital media company, has completed the acquisition of Flurry, Inc., a company that optimizes the mobile experience for developers, marketers and consumers. Together, Flurry and Yahoo will power more insightful analytics and relevant ads to create inspiring and entertaining mobile experiences.
buyer: Yahoo! Inc. (AABA:$5,409.25)
Yahoo! Inc. is the premier digital media company, creating deeply personal digital experiences that keep more than half a billion people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the globe. "
target: Flurry, Inc.
Flurry is optimizing the mobile experience for developers, marketers and consumers. Their market-leading analytics product sees activity from more than 540,000 smartphone and tablet apps on over 1.4 billion devices worldwide, giving the company the deepest understanding of mobile consumer behavior.
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closed 7/11/2014 via Company Press Release

Yahoo! Inc., acquired RayV

synopsis: RayV has announced that they are joining Yahoo's Cloud Platforms and Services Team. RayV offers a revolutionary video distribution platform that would provide a better video experience for viewers over the internet, while easing the distribution process for content creators.
buyer: Yahoo! Inc. (AABA:$5,409.25)
Yahoo! Inc. is the premier digital media company, creating deeply personal digital experiences that keep more than half a billion people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the globe. "
target: RayV
RayV is a P2P live broadcasting service. The company offers a revolutionary video distribution platform that would provide a better video experience for viewers over the internet, while easing the distribution process for content creators.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/14/2014 via Reuters

Yahoo! Inc., acquired Meh Labs, Inc.

synopsis: Yahoo Inc has purchased Blink (Meh Labs, Inc), a mobile messaging startup that lets users send messages that self-destruct and control who sees their messages and for how long. Blink helps users send text messages, audio, sketches, video and photos.
buyer: Yahoo! Inc. (AABA:$5,409.25)
Yahoo! Inc. is the premier digital media company, creating deeply personal digital experiences that keep more than half a billion people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the globe. "
target: Meh Labs, Inc.
Meh Labs, Inc. develops mobile applications software. The company offers Kismet and Blink social networking applications. The company was founded in 2011 and based in Palo Alto, California.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/5/2014 via BNC Analysis

Yahoo! Inc., acquired Vizify

synopsis: Vizify announced that Yahoo has acquired it. Vizify helped its users better visualize and graph their social lives in the format of a personal website of sorts.
buyer: Yahoo! Inc. (AABA:$5,409.25)
Yahoo! Inc. is the premier digital media company, creating deeply personal digital experiences that keep more than half a billion people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the globe. "
target: Vizify
SteamFunk Labs Inc., doing business as Vizify, operates an online portal that provides users to create their interactive profile. Vizify helps its users better visualize and graph their social lives in the format of a personal website of sorts.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/14/2014 via Company Press Release

Yahoo! Inc., acquired Distill

synopsis: Distill has announced that it has been acquired by Yahoo. Distill is a provider of hiring and recruiting solutions. Distill’s product pairs the basic features of a video chat service like Skype, and put them alongside a text editor and file upload space so that an interviewer could walk a candidate through a collaborative coding session.
buyer: Yahoo! Inc. (AABA:$5,409.25)
Yahoo! Inc. is the premier digital media company, creating deeply personal digital experiences that keep more than half a billion people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the globe. "
target: Distill
Distill is a provider of hiring and recruiting solutions. Distill’s product pairs the basic features of a video chat service like Skype, and put them alongside a text editor and file upload space so that an interviewer could walk a candidate through a collaborative coding session.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/12/2014 via BNC Analysis

Yahoo! Inc., acquired Wander

synopsis: Yahoo has acquired New York-based startup Wander. Wander is a visual diary that lets users to capture and share their whole day. It enables users to snap photos to create animated GIFs, and connect with friends and family.
buyer: Yahoo! Inc. (AABA:$5,409.25)
Yahoo! Inc. is the premier digital media company, creating deeply personal digital experiences that keep more than half a billion people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the globe. "
target: Wander
Wander is a visual diary that lets users to capture and share their whole day. It enables users to snap photos to create animated GIFs, and connect with friends and family.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/31/2014 via PE Hub

Yahoo! Inc., acquired Incredible Labs, Inc.

synopsis: Yahoo has acquired Incredible Labs, developer of the personal assistant app Donna, an app that helps users manage their schedules. It notifies them when their appointments are and helps filter important information when its needed.
buyer: Yahoo! Inc. (AABA:$5,409.25)
Yahoo! Inc. is the premier digital media company, creating deeply personal digital experiences that keep more than half a billion people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the globe. "
target: Incredible Labs, Inc.
Incredible Labs is the developer of Donna, an app that helps users manage their schedules. It notifies them when their appointments are and helps filter important information when its needed.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/29/2014 via BNC Analysis

Yahoo! Inc., acquired TomFoolery Inc.

synopsis: Yahoo has closed the acquisition of Tomfoolery, an enterprise app studio. Their first product is an app called Anchor, a real-time conversation platform. Users of the app can create groups for different threads. Anchor also integrates with other popular apps such as Box, Dropbox, and Evernote.
buyer: Yahoo! Inc. (AABA:$5,409.25)
Yahoo! Inc. is the premier digital media company, creating deeply personal digital experiences that keep more than half a billion people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the globe. "
target: TomFoolery Inc.
TomFoolery is an enterprise app studio. Their first product is an app called Anchor, a real-time conversation platform. Users of the app can create groups for different threads. Anchor also integrates with other popular apps such as Box, Dropbox, and Evernote.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 9/16/2020 via BNC Analysis

The Jerusalem Post, will acquire Walla! Communication, Ltd.

synopsis: The Jerusalem Post, an Israeli daily English and French language newspaper, will acquire Walla! from Bezeq, Israel's largest telecommunications service provider. Walla! is Israel's first online website directory. Walla! provides various online services, including search, news, e-mail and more.
buyer: The Jerusalem Post
The Jerusalem Post is an Israeli daily English and French language newspaper, founded in 1932. The Jerusalem Post has a much broader influence in that its readership comprises Israeli politicians, foreign journalists, and tourists, and it is also distributed worldwide. "
target parent: Bezeq
target: Walla! Communication, Ltd.
Walla! is Israel's first online website directory. Walla! provides various online services, including search, news, e-mail and more. Their website transmits and distributes original content in cooperation with various content providers.
price ($mm)
$19
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/11/2020 via BNC Analysis

Zoznam.sk, will acquire Zoznam.sk

synopsis: Martin Mác, Zoznam.sk's CEO, will acquire Zoznam.sk from Slovak Telekom, the largest multimedia operator in Slovakia. Zoznam.sk is Slovakia's first search engine. Zoznam.sk provides users with a clear list of everything they need to find on the internet. They also offer the latest news covering sports, lifestyle, TV, and more.
buyer: Zoznam.sk
Zoznam.sk is Slovakia's first search engine. Zoznam.sk provides users with a clear list of everything they need to find on the internet. They also offer the latest news covering sport, lifestyle, TV, and more. The company also operates other media sites such as Topky.sk, Sportky.sk and more. "
target parent: Deutsche Telekom
target: Zoznam.sk
Zoznam.sk is Slovakia's first search engine. Zoznam.sk provides users with a clear list of everything they need to find on the internet. They also offer the latest news covering sports, lifestyle, TV, and more. The company also operates other media sites such as Topky.sk, Sportky.sk and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/20/2017 via BNC Analysis

Amazon.com, Inc., acquired Graphiq

synopsis: Amazon.com Inc. acquired a Santa Barbara data analysis and search engine start-up in to help improve its Alexa virtual assistant. Graphiq is a semantic technology company that instantly delivers deep insights from the world’s data.
buyer: Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN:$419,130.00)
Amazon strives to be Earth's most customer-centric company where people can find and discover virtually anything they want to buy online. By giving customers more of what they want—low prices, vast selection, and convenience—Amazon continues to grow and evolve as a world-class e-commerce platform. "
target: Graphiq
Graphiq is a semantic technology company that instantly delivers deep insights from the world’s data. Since 2009, the company has amassed the world's deepest knowledge graph, encompassing 500 collections, 1 billion entities, 250 billion data points and 25 billion curated relationships.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/1/2017 via BNC Analysis

Audioboom, acquired SONR News

synopsis: Audioboom Group PLC, the leading podcasting and on-demand audio platform for hosting, distributing and monetizing content, said it has completed its acquisition of SONR News Ltd, Sonr helps search across social networks, monitor accounts and keywords, and surface trending topics, all in one, easy to use dashboard.
buyer: Audioboom (AIM:BOOM:$0.59)
AudioBoom is the leading podcasting and on-demand audio platform for hosting, distributing and monetizing content. With offices in London, Melbourne, Mumbai and New York City, they host thousands of podcasts with top tier audio content producers from around the world. "
target: SONR News
Sonr helps search across social networks, monitor accounts and keywords, and surface trending topics as they pick up steam, all in one, easy to use dashboard. Using two proprietary forms of artificial intelligence, Sonr reduces the clutter of newsfeeds.
price ($mm)
$1.75*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/13/2017 via PR Newswire

AOL Inc., acquired Yahoo! Inc.

synopsis: Verizon Communications Inc., a company that that offers wireless telecommunications products and services, has completed its acquisition of the operating business of Yahoo! Inc., known for its Web portal, search engine Yahoo! Search, and related services. Verizon has combined these assets with its existing AOL business.
buyer parent: Verizon Communications
buyer: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL is a media technology company with a mission to connect consumers and creators through open marketplaces. AOL uses data to disrupt content production, distribution and monetization. The company connects publishers with advertisers across its global, programmatic platforms. "
target: Yahoo! Inc. (AABA:$5,409.25)
Yahoo! Inc. is focused on making the world's daily habits inspiring and entertaining. They operate an internet search engine that creates highly personalized experiences for their users, keeping people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the globe.
price ($mm)
$4,826
rev ($mm)
$4,894
EBITDA ($mm)
$151
EV / rev
1.0x
EV / EBITDA
31.9x
announced 7/5/2016 via Company Press Release

OpenMail LLC, will acquire Infospace

synopsis: Blucora, Inc., a leading provider of technology-enabled financial solutions to consumers, small businesses and tax professionals, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Infospace business to OpenMail LLC. InfoSpace is a leading provider of white label search and monetization solutions.
buyer: OpenMail LLC
OpenMail believes in the power of using data for more relevant and targeted marketing. OpenMail helps emailers and email marketers gain audience insights and produce strong results with the most effective email data and analytics platforms ever created. "
target parent: Blucora, Inc.
target: Infospace
InfoSpace is a leading provider of white label search and monetization solutions. They serve a network of more than 100 web publishers globally, offering core search solutions as a proven means to monetize audience via a search-based advertising revenue stream.
price ($mm)
$45
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/13/2015 via BNC Analysis

Facebook, acquired TheFind, Inc.

synopsis: Facebook announced it has acquired personalized shopping search engine TheFind, Inc. Its product allows people to get recommendations for products while searching through its database of products. A user could enter generic terms like “black sweater” and then compare prices on black sweaters from a wide array of retailers aggregated by TheFind.
buyer: Facebook (FB:$94,399.00)
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world. "
target: TheFind, Inc.
TheFind, Inc. applies patented e-commerce technology to make the consumer shopping experience easy, efficient and fun. The technology works in a multi-channel environment to personalize the shopping experience.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 11/9/2014 via Company Press Release

Hottolink, Inc., will acquire Socialgist

synopsis: Hottolink has agreed to acquire Effyis, doing business as Socialgist. The company helps their users get access to the world’s social media data. They find it, index it, structure it and make it query-able. They do it at scale, on their own infrastructure and in their own data centers.
buyer: Hottolink, Inc. (TSE:3680:$8.88)
Hottolink's core competence is agent technology which crawls massive data on the internet, store them on the huge distributed database, search and analyze them rapidly, and create noble knowledge from them. "
target: Socialgist
Socialgist helps their users get access to the world’s social media data. They find it, index it, structure it and make it query-able. And they do it at scale, on their own infrastructure and in their own data centers, allowing the largest companies and largest brands in the world to rely on them.
price ($mm)
$22
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/13/2014 via BNC Analysis

The Rainmaker Group Ventures, LLC., acquired Rent Jungle

synopsis: Pittsburgh-based Rent Jungle has been acquired by Atlanta-based The Rainmaker Group. Rent Jungle aggregates rental listings for multifamily and single-family homes with more than 1 million active listings and 1.5 million monthly site visits.
buyer: The Rainmaker Group Ventures, LLC.
Rainmaker is the market leader in profit optimization solutions for the Gaming & Hospitality and Multifamily Housing industries. Rainmaker leverages cutting-edge research in order to bring customers the most sophisticated solutions to their revenue management challenges. "
target: Rent Jungle
Rent Jungle LLC, a search engine company, operates an apartment search and market research Website in the United States. It enables users to find, lease, move, and decorate their new homes.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/3/2014 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired Baarzo, Inc.

synopsis: Google has closed its acquisition of Baarzo, a video search service. It lets users find specific moments inside a video with the help of an auto detect feature for people, objects and actions. Baarzo's acquisition by Google is said to help the company improve its YouTube search feature.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$196,682.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. "
target: Baarzo, Inc.
Baarzo provides a platform that makes search within video possible. Their advanced algorithms automatically detect and recognize people, objects, scenes, and actions. Their indexes pin-point these occurrences to exact frames, making any video easily searchable via natural language queries.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 8/11/2014 via PR Newswire

Apax Partners, will acquire Answers Corporation

synopsis: Funds advised by Apax Partners, a global private equity firm, announced that they have entered into an agreement to acquire Answers Corporation, the parent company of Answers.com and a leading provider of cloud-based solutions that enhance customer acquisition and brand engagement, from Summit Partners, TA Associates, and founder shareholders.
buyer: Apax Partners
Apax Partners is one of the world's leading private equity investment groups. It operates globally and has more than 30 years of investing experience. Apax Partners has advised funds that total over $40 billion around the world in aggregate. "
target parent: Summit Partners
target: Answers Corporation
Answers' mission is to empower consumers, brands and organizations by connecting them with the information they need to make better-informed decisions. The Answers Platform leverages the sizable reach of Answers.com, and its leading cloud-based solutions from ForeSee, Webcollage and ResellerRatings.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/30/2014 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired MadBits

synopsis: Twitter has acquired image search startup Madbits, a tech startup that focuses on building new user experiences in the media space (photos and videos). Image understanding is a task of primary importance for a wide range of practical applications.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,716.35)
Twitter is a real-time information network that connects people to the latest stories, ideas, opinions and news about what they find interesting. Simply find the accounts most compelling and follow the conversations. "
target: MadBits
MADBITS is a tech startup that focuses on building new user experiences in the media space (photos and videos). Image understanding is a task of primary importance for a wide range of practical applications.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/12/2014 via BNC Analysis

Crunchyroll, acquired Redux

synopsis: Crunchyroll has announced that it has acquired Redux. The company makes discovering exceptional online video as enjoyable and effortless as watching cable television - Redux delivers a lean-back TV experience programmed by curators and friends that share their taste. Redux offers hundreds of channels of entertaining, hand-picked video.
buyer parent: The Chernin Group
buyer: Crunchyroll
Crunchyroll is the leading global video service for Japanese Anime and Asian media. Crunchyroll has over 20,000 videos and 10,000 hours of Anime, Korean Drama and Live-Action titles on Crunchyroll.com. "
target: Redux
Redux makes discovering exceptional online video as enjoyable and effortless as watching cable television - Redux delivers a lean-back TV experience programmed by curators and friends that share their taste. Redux offers hundreds of channels of entertaining, hand-picked video.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/8/2014 via PE Hub

Symphony Technology Group, acquired Jobrapido

synopsis: Symphony Technology Group (STG), a private equity firm focused on investing in software, Internet services and technology-enabled business services, announced that it has acquired Jobrapido, the job search engine division of the Daily Mail Group’s digital recruitment business (known as Evenbase).
buyer: Symphony Technology Group
Symphony Technology Group (STG) is a strategic private equity firm with the mission of investing in and building great software and services companies. STG also provides transformation expertise to enable its companies to deliver maximum value to its clients. "
target parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
target: Jobrapido
Jobrapido is the leading job search engine in Europe and Latin America. Jobrapido helps job seekers access millions of jobs gathered from over fifty thousands sources (job boards, classifieds sites, recruitment agencies, employer sites, etc.).
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 1/29/2014 via Market Wire

TiVo Inc., will acquire Digitalsmiths Corp.

synopsis: TiVo Inc., a leader in the advanced television market, announced that it will acquire Digitalsmiths, the Pay-TV industry's most broadly adopted cloud-based content discovery and recommendation service.
buyer: TiVo Inc. (TIVO:$661.39)
TiVo is a global leader in advanced television service offering products on multiple platforms and devices. TiVo offers its service directly to consumers, and also distributes its technology and services through solutions tailored for cable, satellite and broadcasting companies. "
target: Digitalsmiths Corp.
Built for service providers, content providers and consumer electronics manufacturers, Digitalsmiths Seamless Discovery® enables personalized discovery experiences that instantly connect consumers to the most relevant movies, TV shows and live events available, at any time, on any screen.
price ($mm)
$135
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 12/20/2012 via BNC Analysis

Scandinavia Online ASA, will acquire kvasir.no

synopsis: Eniro Norge AS signed an agreement to divest web search engine Kvasir.no to Scandinavia Online AS. Kvasir ANS operates as a web search engine.
buyer: Scandinavia Online ASA
Scandinavia Online is a web portal that has fresh news, utility services and communications between users. SOL ® also offers individual services that target the young. These services work to a greater degree of entertainment, socialization, and user involvement. "
target parent: Eniro AB
target: kvasir.no
Kvasir operates as a web search engine and is based in Oslo, Norway.
price ($mm)
$3.38
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/23/2012 via PR Newswire

Rebellion Media Group Inc, acquired TVDuck.com

synopsis: Rebellion Media has solidified its presence in the entertainment vertical with the acquisition of a portfolio of video search engine properties, highlighted by TVDuck.com. Tvduck.com lets users watch tv, movies, documentaries, music videos, funny video clips, sports clips, share and enjoy free videos.
buyer: Rebellion Media Group Inc
Rebellion Media is a leading digital media company. They create and acquire digital media properties within their targeted categories (health & wellness, technology, entertainment and sports) and power them with an innovative content, traffic and monetization platform. "
target: TVDuck.com
Tvduck.com lets users watch TV, movies, documentaries, music videos, funny video clips, sports clips, share and enjoy free videos.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/9/2012 via BNC Analysis

Libero Srl, acquired Matrix S.p.A.

synopsis: Italy's Telecom Italia SpA has sold Internet unit Matrix, one of Italy's major digital advertising players, to web portal Libero Srl. Matrix is a pioneer in the Italian internet market and the owner of one of the main Italian internet portals, Virgilio, provider of interactivie services, itineraries and directions.
buyer parent: Weather Investments II S.a.r.l
buyer: Libero Srl
Created on July 13, 1999 as Italy’s first Internet and e-mail portal, libero.it boasts one of the largest Italian Internet community, with more than 13 million unique users per month and 8.5 million active e-mail accounts. "
target parent: Telecom Italia
target: Matrix S.p.A.
Matrix is a pioneer in the Italian internet market and the owner of one of the main Italian internet portals, Virgilio, provider of interactivie services, itineraries and directions. Matrix is also one of Italy's major digital advertising players.
price ($mm)
$109
rev ($mm)
$118
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.9x
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/2/2012 via BNC Analysis

The Washington Post, purchased Talent from Digg, Inc.

synopsis: The Washington Post has made a talent acquisition of the Digg team, but not Digg's site or technology. The move comes not as a move by the Post to revive the struggling social news site, but as the recruitment of a team that can help develop its Trove social news platform, as well as Trove-powered products like its Social Reader and Personal Post.
buyer parent: The Washington Post Company
buyer: The Washington Post (:$0.00)
A morning daily and Sunday newspaper published in Washington, D.C. For the 12-month period ending September 30, 1998, The Post's unaudited estimated average circulation was 783,000 daily and 1,095,000 Sunday. The Post maintains 20 foreign, 5 national, and 12 metropolitan news bureaus. "
seller: Digg, Inc.
Founded in 2004 and based in San Francisco, CA, Digg, Inc. operates as a news Web site. It allows users to submit stories for review and comment on stories and videos published on Web site. The company’s Web portal allows people to discover and share content.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/16/2012 via BNC Analysis

A&N Media Limited, acquired Jobrapido

synopsis: A&N Media, the consumer media business of DMGT, has acquired Jobrapido, one of the world's largest job search engines. Jobrapido will be combined with A&N Media's existing digital recruitment group, which is now renamed as Evenbase in order to reflect the wider scope and international reach of the enlarged group.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: A&N Media Limited
A&N Media Limited operates as a multi-channel media company in the United Kingdom. It publishes newspapers and Websites, as well as provides television and mobile services to reach adult population in the United Kingdom. "
target: Jobrapido
Jobrapido is the leading job search engine in Europe and Latin America. Jobrapido helps job seekers access millions of jobs gathered from over fifty thousands sources (job boards, classifieds sites, recruitment agencies, employer sites, etc.).
price ($mm)
$39
rev ($mm)
$31
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.3x
EV / EBITDA

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Ticker: BIT:AXEL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
axélero S.p.A.
axélero S.p.A.
axélero provides effective and innovative digital advertising and digital marketing solutions, tailor-made for small, medium and large enterprises and national and local institutions to gain greater visibility, useful contacts and concrete business results.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$51.93
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.31
EBIT ($mm)
$3.12
Net Income ($mm)
$1.49
Employees
21
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Ticker: SITO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SITO Mobile Ltd.
SITO Mobile Ltd.
SITO Mobile Ltd. is a mobile location-based advertising platform serving businesses, advertisers and brands. Their solution allows marketers to create content targeted to key audiences, based on location, interests, behaviors and loyalty.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$42.50
EBITDA ($mm)
($12.03)
EBIT ($mm)
($12.64)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
65
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Ticker: ICMC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Intelligent Communication Enterprise Corporation
Intelligent Communication Enterprise Corporation
Intelligent Communication Enterprise (ICE) Corporation offers a range of innovative enterprise and consumer solutions over the mobile phone. ICE Corp. owns and operates the ICEsync platform, which currently hosts Modizo.com, the celebrity video blog and the related applications for mobile devices.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
$9.66
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.45)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.45)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
28
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Ticker: KLTI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Klaus Technologies, Inc.
Klaus Technologies, Inc.
Klaus Technologies is a provider of digital marketing technology, licensing and related solutions and services. Their experienced team provides advertisers and publishers with online tools which, generate maximum return on investment, reach customers globally.
year
2009
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Ticker: MBIT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MobileBits Holdings Corp.
MobileBits Holdings Corp.
MobileBits Holdings Corp. is a global technology company that strengthens relationships between businesses and their audience by enabling exceptional digital experiences. It's Pringo™ products delivers highly integrated social, rich media, loyalty and targeted advertising solutions to any device.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.59)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.59)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1
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Ticker: BLIN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bridgeline Digital, Inc.
Bridgeline Digital, Inc.
Bridgeline Digital is developer of the award-winning iAPPS Web Engagement Platform and related interactive solutions. The iAPPS platform integrates Web Content Management, eCommerce, eMarketing, and web Analytics capabilities within the heart of mission critical websites or eCommerce web stores.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$11.05
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.57
EBIT ($mm)
$0.66
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
39
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Ticker: HUBS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
HubSpot, Inc.
HubSpot, Inc.
HubSpot is the world's leading inbound marketing and sales platform. Over 13,500 customers in more than 90 countries use HubSpot's software, services, and support to transform the way they attract, engage, and delight customers.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$817.15
EBITDA ($mm)
($31.49)
EBIT ($mm)
($50.82)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3981
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Ticker: TASE:ALMO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Algomizer
Algomizer is an Internet Technology company that specializes in developing online marketing tools for SMB's. Their expert team of developers, analysts and online advertising experts develop innovative algorithmic tools for online advertising campaigns.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$0.21
EBITDA ($mm)
($4.45)
EBIT ($mm)
($4.48)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2710
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Ticker: BIDU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Baidu.com, Inc.
Baidu.com, Inc.
Baidu, Inc. is the leading Chinese language Internet search provider. As a technology-based media company, Baidu aims to provide the best and most equitable way for people to find what they're looking for.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$16,035.53
EBITDA ($mm)
$3,460.01
EBIT ($mm)
$2,126.74
Net Income ($mm)
$3,587.00
Employees
37779
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Ticker: TSE:4689
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Yahoo Japan Corporation
Yahoo Japan Corporation
Yahoo Japan Corporation operates Yahoo Japan, a Japanese online information portal that offers auctions, entertainment, news, and online shopping in addition to its search engine and Internet directory.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$8,988.42
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,876.77
EBIT ($mm)
$1,289.85
Net Income ($mm)
$689.54
Employees
12874
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Ticker: KOSE:A035420
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Naver Corporation
Naver Corporation
Naver Corporation is an Internet content service operator headquartered in Seongnam, South Korea. It operates the Naver search portal and Hangame gaming services. Its spinoff companies in Japan operate the Line messaging service in addition to offering Japanese versions of Naver and Hangame.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$6,533.26
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,265.83
EBIT ($mm)
$653.34
Net Income ($mm)
$748.93
Employees
15148
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Ticker: YNDX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Yandex N.V.
Yandex N.V.
Yandex is one of the largest internet companies in Europe, providing a wide variety of search and other online services. Yandex's mission is to help users solve their everyday problems by building people-centric products and services.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$3,325.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$366.38
EBIT ($mm)
$134.71
Net Income ($mm)
$212.70
Employees
12991
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Ticker: KOSE:A0354
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Naver {duplicate}
Naver {duplicate}
NAVER Corporation is Korea’s premier Internet company, operating the nation’s top search portal “Naver”, Korea’s first online children’s portal “Jr. Naver”, and the nation’s first online donation portal “Happybean”.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$2,306.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$754.40
EBIT ($mm)
$657.00
Net Income ($mm)
$504.00
Employees
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Ticker: SOHU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sohu.com Inc.
Sohu.com Inc.
Sohu.com is China's premier online brand and indispensable to the daily life of millions of Chinese, providing a network of web properties and community based/web 2.0 products which offer the vast Sohu user community a broad array of choices regarding information, entertainment and communication.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$852.09
EBITDA ($mm)
$351.66
EBIT ($mm)
$281.81
Net Income ($mm)
$162.74
Employees
8035
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Ticker: LOCM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Local.com Corporation
Local.com Corporation
Local.com Corporation, a leading online local media company, enables brick-and-mortar businesses to connect with online customers using a variety of digital marketing products. The company reaches more than 20 million consumers each month on the flagship Local.com website.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$97.80
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
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Ticker: JASDAQ:3754
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Excite Japan Co., Ltd.
Excite Japan Co., Ltd.
Excite Japan Co., Ltd. provides Internet information services in Japan. It operates a media content portal; and provides Internet-connection services and paid content to users. The company was founded in 1997 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$58.85
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.31
EBIT ($mm)
($1.26)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
251
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Ticker: TSE:3680
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hottolink, Inc.
Hottolink's core competence is agent technology which crawls massive data on the internet, store them on the huge distributed database, search and analyze them rapidly, and create noble knowledge from them.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$8.88
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$1.38
Net Income ($mm)
$0.57
Employees
28
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Ticker: APPZ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Monster Offers, Inc. {duplicate}
Monster Offers, Inc. {duplicate}
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.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$1.00
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
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Ticker: OTCPK:YIPI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Yippy, Inc.
Yippy, Inc.
Yippy, Inc is a unified search company known for its clustering technology, big data consolidation and eDiscovery tools. Specializing in the development of search, data normalization, and aggregation through application service environments for consumer and enterprise markets.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$0.08
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.15
EBIT ($mm)
($1.64)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2
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Ticker: IRYS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
iTrackr Systems, Inc.
iTrackr Systems, Inc.
iTrackr Systems, Inc. is an e-commerce software and services company that engages in the development, marketing, and commercialization of an online product and inventory search application for retailers and consumers.
year
2010
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Ticker: TASE:BBYL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Babylon Ltd.
Babylon Ltd.
Babylon.com is a leading global provider of Internet search services and language solutions. Babylon offers translations in 77 languages, dictionary definitions, and Wikipedia results in 25 languages.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$22.89
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$7.68
Employees
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Ticker: FB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Facebook
Facebook
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$94,399.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$45,393.00
EBIT ($mm)
$38,156.00
Net Income ($mm)
$33,741.00
Employees
60654
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Ticker: SEHK:700
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tencent Holdings Ltd.
Tencent Holdings Ltd.
Tencent Holdings Limited is an investment holding company involved in providing internet and mobile value-added services (VAS), online advertising services and e-commerce transactions services
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$78,710.17
EBITDA ($mm)
$28,011.62
EBIT ($mm)
$20,392.54
Net Income ($mm)
$27,620.00
Employees
89228
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