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closed 3/5/2014 via PR Newswire

123RF.com, acquired Inspirestock

synopsis: Renowned royalty-free microstock content supplier 123RF.com is set for more aggressive expansion this year following a full buyout of premium stock content agency Inspirestock, thus positioning itself in the market as the exclusive supplier of premium content at microstock prices.
buyer: 123RF.com
123RF.com is one of the world’s largest players in the royalty-free microstock photography industry. Since its debut in June 2005, 123RF.com hosts close to over 18 million stock photographs, vector illustrations, footages, and logos. "
target: Inspirestock
Inspirestock is premium stock content agency that provides an exclusive premium imagery.
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closed 2/12/2020 via PR Newswire

PA Media Group plc, acquired Alamy Limited

synopsis: PA Media Group, the UK-based news and information business, has acquired Alamy, a leading supplier of stock imagery. Headquartered in Oxfordshire, Alamy's online platform has one of the world's most diverse creative and editorial stock imagery collections, comprising almost 200 million photographs, vectors, and 360-degree panoramic images.
buyer: PA Media Group plc
PA Media Group plc comprises a diverse portfolio of specialist media companies, spanning news & information, data, technology, and communications services. Its flagship brand, PA Media, is the UK and Ireland's leading news agency. "
target: Alamy Limited
Oxfordshire-based Alamy's online platform is the world's most diverse stock photo library with close to 200 million creative and editorial stock photos, vectors, 360-degree images, and videos from individual photographers, picture agencies and archives.
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announced 1/15/2015 via PR Newswire

Shutterstock, Inc., will acquire Rex Features

synopsis: Shutterstock, Inc., a leading global provider of commercial digital imagery and music, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Rex Features, the largest independently owned photographic press agency in Europe. Rex offers media companies and advertisers images and videos that capture the world around us with their live feed.
buyer: Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE:SSTK:$789.27)
Shutterstock, Inc., is a global provider of high-quality licensed photographs, vectors, illustrations, videos and music to businesses, marketing agencies and media organizations around the world. With its community of over 70,000 contributors, Shutterstock adds tens of thousands of images each week."
target: Rex Features
As one of the world’s leading independent photographic press agencies and picture libraries, Rex Features has an international reputation as a premiere source of images and features for the world’s media.
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cancelled 7/8/2010 via Capital IQ

Getty Images, Inc., cancelled an acquisition of Rex Features

synopsis: Getty Images, Inc. cancelled the acquisition of Rex Features Ltd.
buyer parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
buyer: Getty Images, Inc. (:$185.08)
Getty Images, Inc. is one of the largest international providers of visual content to a diverse range of professional users of images, including advertising and design agencies, magazine, newspaper, broadcasters production companies and the growing area of the web and new media publishers. "
target: Rex Features
As one of the world’s leading independent photographic press agencies and picture libraries, Rex Features has an international reputation as a premiere source of images and features for the world’s media.
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closed 5/19/2005 via BusinessWire

Jupitermedia Corporation, acquired Goodshoot S.A.S

synopsis: Jupitermedia Corporation announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary JupiterImages Corporation has acquired all of the shares of Goodshoot S.A.S, for approximately U.S. $9.8 million in cash.
buyer: Jupitermedia Corporation (OTCPK:MECK:$3.22)
WebMediaBrands, is the leading global provider of events, education, jobs, and content for business, media, and creative professionals. The company consists of four distinct brands: mediabistro.com, LearnNetwork, Freelance Connect, and Semantic Web. Over 6 million users visit WebMediaBrands monthly."
target: Goodshoot S.A.S
Goodshoot is a leading resource for royalty free digital images for business users and creative professionals.
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$9.80
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closed 7/19/2005 via BusinessWire

Jupitermedia Corporation, acquired PictureArts Corp

synopsis: Jupitermedia Corporation today announced that it has closed the acquisition of PictureArts Corporation and its many stock photo and related graphics and image distribution brands, for $63.2 million in cash.
buyer: Jupitermedia Corporation (OTCPK:MECK:$3.22)
WebMediaBrands, is the leading global provider of events, education, jobs, and content for business, media, and creative professionals. The company consists of four distinct brands: mediabistro.com, LearnNetwork, Freelance Connect, and Semantic Web. Over 6 million users visit WebMediaBrands monthly."
target: PictureArts Corp
A distinctive source for unique images, PictureArts creates, licenses and distributes outstanding images through our specialized collections. Our mission is to provide advertisers, designers, publishers, and other communications professionals with appropriate image solutions for their visual communi
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$63
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closed 6/1/2011 via PR Newswire

Getty Images, Inc., acquired Photolibrary

synopsis: Getty Images, a leading creator and distributor of visual content and other media, has successfully completed the acquisition of Photolibrary, a leading provider of creative stills imagery. Photolibrary brings to Getty Images a broad range of versatile content, with regional as well as global appeal.
buyer parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
buyer: Getty Images, Inc. (:$185.08)
Getty Images is one of the world's leading creators and distributors of still imagery, footage and multimedia products, as well as a recognized provider of other forms of premium digital content, including music. "
target: Photolibrary
Photolibrary is a leading provider of creative stills imagery. The Photolibrary Group represents the world’s leading stock brands and the finest photographers from around the world, to bring memorable, workable content to the creative communities in Europe, America, Asia and The Pacific.
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closed 7/1/2010 via Company Description

Masterfile Corporation, acquired Crestock Corporation

synopsis: Effective July 1, 2010, the assets of Crestock were acquired by Masterfile Corporation, through its subsidiary, Crestock Corporation. Masterfile is a privately-owned company. It has been in the image licensing business since 1981 and is globally recognized in the advertising, publishing and stock photography community as a premium brand.
buyer: Masterfile Corporation
Masterfile Corporation, a stock photo agency, provides rights-managed and royalty-free stock photos and illustrations for commercial use in media. "
target: Crestock Corporation
Crestock is a visual content provider licensing quality royalty-free stock photos and vector illustrations. They are a a growing player in micropayment royalty-free stock photography, helping clients with small budgets find creative images for their projects.
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closed 9/23/2009 via PR Newswire

ShutterStock, acquired BigStockPhoto

synopsis: Shutterstock, the world's largest subscription-based stock photo agency, announced that it has acquired BigStockPhoto, a leading credit-based stock photo agency, headquartered in Davis, California.
buyer: ShutterStock (NYSE:SSTK:$789.27)
Shutterstock is the largest subscription-based stock photo agency in the world. Its collection of premium photos, illustrations, and vectors combined with a selection of innovative, user-friendly subscription plans has made Shutterstock a trusted resource for an expanding global customer base. "
target: BigStockPhoto
BigStockPhoto provides an alternative to high-priced stock photography, and a marketplace for photographers to sell their work. The company has a diverse library of 3.7 Million royalty-free photos and vectors, and has created a vibrant community of image buyers and submitters from around the world.
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announced 2/24/2017 via Company Press Release

PIXTA Inc., will acquire Topic Images Inc.

synopsis: PIXTA Inc., a company that operates an online marketplace site of stock photos, illustrations, vectors, and footage in Japan, is acquiring TOPIC Images Inc., a Korean company that owns and operates an online database for photographs. They offer stock images such as photographs, illustrations and motion clips.
buyer: PIXTA Inc. (TSE:3416:$15.70)
PIXTA Inc. operates an online marketplace site of stock photos, illustrations, vectors, and footage in Japan. It serves designers, Web directors, publishers, or other creative professionals. PIXTA Inc. was founded in 2005 and is based in Tokyo, Japan. "
target: Topic Images Inc.
TOPIC Images Inc. owns and operates an online database for photographs. They offer stock images such as photographs, illustrations and motion clips. TOPIC Images Inc. was founded in 1992 and is based in Seoul, South Korea.
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$1.16*
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closed 12/13/2012 via Market Wire

ddp images GmbH, acquired ddp images GmbH

synopsis: The Munich based HQTA AG (formerly dapd media holding AG) has disposed of its stake in the Hamburg based photo-agency ddp images GmbH in a management buyout. The founders Ulf Schmidt-Funke and Katharina Doerk acquired the successful company. ddp images is one of the widely spread photo sources in Germany for media companies.
buyer: ddp images GmbH
ddp images is one of the widely spread photo sources in Germany, with access to millions pictures of celebrities, politics, economics, Royals, Lifestyle and stock. Newspapers, online-media, tv-stations and advertising agencies rely on their ability to deliver the best image to their needs. "
target parent: Airmotion
target: ddp images GmbH
ddp images is one of the widely spread photo sources in Germany, with access to millions pictures of celebrities, politics, economics, Royals, Lifestyle and stock. Newspapers, online-media, tv-stations and advertising agencies rely on their ability to deliver the best image to their needs.
price ($mm)
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$8
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closed 11/14/2012 via

Corbis Images, acquired Demotix

synopsis: Corbis, a leading visual media provider for the creative community, announced that it acquired Demotix, an award winning open news platform. Launched in 2009, London-based Demotix is recognized as a source for breaking news photography from locations that many mainstream media struggle to reach.
buyer parent: Corbis Corporation
buyer: Corbis Images
Corbis Images is a leading visual media provider for advertising, marketing and media professionals, providing a comprehensive selection of stock photography and illustrations. Corbis Images has exceptional creative, documentary, archival, fine art, current events, and entertainment images. "
target: Demotix
Demotix is a multi-award winning global photojournalism newswire. With over 6,500 active photojournalists around the world, Demotix images have appeared on the front pages of the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Guardian and elsewhere, and in print, broadcast and online media all over the globe.
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closed 12/19/2006 via BusinessWire

JupiterImages Corporation, acquired HAAP Media Ltd

synopsis: Jupitermedia Corporation has closed the acquisition of controlling ownership in HAAP Media Ltd.. With the closing of this deal, Jupitermedia has increased its ownership position from an initial 49.7% equity investment made in January 2006 to 90% in HAAP Media Ltd. Based in Budapest, Hungary, HAAP Media operates Stockxpert.com and Stock.xchng.
buyer parent: Jupitermedia Corporation
buyer: JupiterImages Corporation
JupiterImages offers a powerful collection of premium digital image brands, giving you one-stop access for all your stock photography needs. "
target: HAAP Media Ltd
Based in Budapest, Hungary, HAAP Media operates two stock photo related Web sites: Stockxpert.com (www.stockxpert.com) and Stock.xchng (www.sxc.hu)
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closed 5/16/2006 via BusinessWire

a21, Inc., acquired ArtSelect, Inc.

synopsis: a21, Inc., a leading online digital content marketplace for creative professionals, announced it has acquired ArtSelect, Inc., an Iowa based provider of online technology and fulfillment infrastructure for retailers in the custom framed Art and Wall Decor market.
buyer: a21, Inc.
a21 is a leading online digital content marketplace for the professional creative community. Through SuperStock, Ingram Publishing, and ArtSelect, a21 delivers high quality images and exceptional customer service. "
target: ArtSelect, Inc.
ArtSelect, founded in 1998, provides private label online technology and fulfillment infrastructure to catalogers, retailers and distributors to allow them to offer custom framed art to their end-customers through its unique online custom frame shop.
price ($mm)
$10
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$12
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$1
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20.0x
closed 5/2/2006 via BusinessWire

JupiterImages Corporation, acquired IFA Bilderteam GmbH

synopsis: Jupitermedia Corporation announced that its Jupiterimages division has acquired all of the shares of IFA Bilderteam GmbH. IFA Bilderteam is headquartered in Munich, Germany and has an office in Dusseldorf, Germany. IFA Bilderteam is a leading resource for rights-managed images. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Jupitermedia Corporation
buyer: JupiterImages Corporation
JupiterImages offers a powerful collection of premium digital image brands, giving you one-stop access for all your stock photography needs. "
target parent: Jupitermedia Corporation
target: IFA Bilderteam GmbH
IFA Bilderteam is one of the Europe’s largest and most successful, comprehensive and independent universal Picture Agencies. At IFA-Bilderteam you will find the very best in copyrighted stock material in digitalised form.
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closed 2/9/2006 via BusinessWire

Getty Images, Inc., acquired iStock International, Inc.

synopsis: iStockphoto, the world's leading stock photography community, announced that it has been acquired by Getty Images, Inc., the world's leading creator and distributor of visual content.
buyer: Getty Images, Inc. (:$185.08)
Getty Images, Inc. is one of the largest international providers of visual content to a diverse range of professional users of images, including advertising and design agencies, magazine, newspaper, broadcasters production companies and the growing area of the web and new media publishers. "
target: iStock International, Inc.
iStockphoto, the world's first, largest and most innovative community marketplace for digital imagery, pioneered the micropayment phenomenon in this industry, enabling buyers to license images for as little as a dollar.
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closed 12/14/2005 via BusinessWire

JupiterImages Corporation, acquired Agence Images

synopsis: Jupitermedia Corporation today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, JupiterImages, has acquired all of the shares of Agence Images. Agence Images is a leading distributor of rights-managed digital images for business users and creative professionals. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Jupitermedia Corporation
buyer: JupiterImages Corporation
JupiterImages offers a powerful collection of premium digital image brands, giving you one-stop access for all your stock photography needs. "
target: Agence Images
Agence Images, with offices in Paris and Sophia Antipolis, France, is a leading distributor of rights-managed digital images for business users and creative professionals.
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closed 12/6/2005 via BusinessWire

JupiterImages Corporation, acquired Bigshot Media

synopsis: Jupitermedia Corporation today announced that its JupiterImages division has acquired the assets of Bigshot Media and BBM.net in separate transactions. Bigshot Media is the world's first and largest collection of stock flash footage. BBM.net offers royalty-free flash music loops online. Terms of these acquisitions were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Jupitermedia Corporation
buyer: JupiterImages Corporation
JupiterImages offers a powerful collection of premium digital image brands, giving you one-stop access for all your stock photography needs. "
target: Bigshot Media
Bigshot Media is the world's first & largest collection of stock flash imagery. They are dedicated to expanding the use of motion graphics & rich media imagery on the web & beyond. Bigshot Media also represents the finest collections of royalty free stock photography & footage from around the world.
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closed 4/20/2005 via BusinessWire

Getty Images, Inc., acquired Digital Vision Ltd.

synopsis: Getty Images, Inc., the world's leading imagery company, announced today that it has acquired London-based Digital Vision, one of the world's leading royalty-free photography businesses, for $165 million in cash.
buyer: Getty Images, Inc. (:$185.08)
Getty Images, Inc. is one of the largest international providers of visual content to a diverse range of professional users of images, including advertising and design agencies, magazine, newspaper, broadcasters production companies and the growing area of the web and new media publishers. "
target: Digital Vision Ltd.
Digital Vision is a world-leading publisher of royalty-free digital creative content. Our photography, illustration, music and moving footage is used by designers, advertising agencies, publishers and corporate clients for all sorts of communications.
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$165
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closed 2/21/2006 via Company Press Release

JupiterImages Corporation, acquired The Beauty Archive

synopsis: Jupiterimages, a division of Jupitermedia Corporation and a leading provider of rights-managed, royalty-free and subscription photography, today announced that it has acquired the assets of The Beauty Archive. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Jupitermedia Corporation
buyer: JupiterImages Corporation
JupiterImages offers a powerful collection of premium digital image brands, giving you one-stop access for all your stock photography needs. "
target: The Beauty Archive
The Beauty Archive is a rights-managed image library that features elegant portraits and provocative images of young, contemporary men and women.
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closed 3/5/2014 via PR Newswire

123RF.com, acquired Inspirestock

synopsis: Renowned royalty-free microstock content supplier 123RF.com is set for more aggressive expansion this year following a full buyout of premium stock content agency Inspirestock, thus positioning itself in the market as the exclusive supplier of premium content at microstock prices.
buyer: 123RF.com
123RF.com is one of the world’s largest players in the royalty-free microstock photography industry. Since its debut in June 2005, 123RF.com hosts close to over 18 million stock photographs, vector illustrations, footages, and logos. "
target: Inspirestock
Inspirestock is premium stock content agency that provides an exclusive premium imagery.
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closed 11/12/2017 via PR Newswire

123RF, acquired Vectr

synopsis: Inmagine's 123RF, one of the world's largest royalty-free digital stock agencies, has acquired Vectr, a web-based vector graphics editor. Simple yet powerful, Vectr helps designers more easily create and share clean vector graphics.
buyer parent: Inmagine Group
buyer: 123RF
123RF is one of the largest royalty-free digital stock agency. As part of the Inmagine Group, 123RF has helped a wide clientele of individuals and businesses from more than 40 locations worldwide tell their stories using creative imagery, sounds and motion contributed by talents around the world. "
target: Vectr
Vectr is a free graphics editor for web and desktop. Simple yet powerful, it helps designers more easily create and share clean vector graphics. They have over 400,000 users.
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closed 4/24/2017 via PR Newswire

123RF, acquired Pixlr

synopsis: 123RF has acquired Pixlr, one of the world's most widely used cloud and mobile photo editors from Autodesk, Inc. Founded in 2008, Pixlr offers a suite of cloud-based image tools and utilities such as photo editing tool Pixlr Editor, Pixlr Express, Pixlr iOS/Android App and Pixlr-O-Matic.
buyer parent: Inmagine Group
buyer: 123RF
123RF is one of the largest royalty-free digital stock agency. As part of the Inmagine Group, 123RF has helped a wide clientele of individuals and businesses from more than 40 locations worldwide tell their stories using creative imagery, sounds and motion contributed by talents around the world. "
target parent: Autodesk, Inc.
target: Pixlr
Pixlr offers a suite of cloud-based image editing tools and utilities (web and mobile) such as Pixlr Editor, Pixlr-O-Matic and Pixlr Express. Pixlr's tools are built to enable non-professionals and professionals alike to create, edit, and share images online via social networking services.
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closed 3/5/2014 via PR Newswire

123RF.com, acquired Inspirestock

synopsis: Renowned royalty-free microstock content supplier 123RF.com is set for more aggressive expansion this year following a full buyout of premium stock content agency Inspirestock, thus positioning itself in the market as the exclusive supplier of premium content at microstock prices.
buyer: 123RF.com
123RF.com is one of the world’s largest players in the royalty-free microstock photography industry. Since its debut in June 2005, 123RF.com hosts close to over 18 million stock photographs, vector illustrations, footages, and logos. "
target: Inspirestock
Inspirestock is premium stock content agency that provides an exclusive premium imagery.
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closed 3/5/2014 via PR Newswire

123RF.com, acquired Inspirestock

synopsis: Renowned royalty-free microstock content supplier 123RF.com is set for more aggressive expansion this year following a full buyout of premium stock content agency Inspirestock, thus positioning itself in the market as the exclusive supplier of premium content at microstock prices.
buyer: 123RF.com
123RF.com is one of the world’s largest players in the royalty-free microstock photography industry. Since its debut in June 2005, 123RF.com hosts close to over 18 million stock photographs, vector illustrations, footages, and logos. "
target: Inspirestock
Inspirestock is premium stock content agency that provides an exclusive premium imagery.
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closed 2/12/2020 via PR Newswire

PA Media Group plc, acquired Alamy Limited

synopsis: PA Media Group, the UK-based news and information business, has acquired Alamy, a leading supplier of stock imagery. Headquartered in Oxfordshire, Alamy's online platform has one of the world's most diverse creative and editorial stock imagery collections, comprising almost 200 million photographs, vectors, and 360-degree panoramic images.
buyer: PA Media Group plc
PA Media Group plc comprises a diverse portfolio of specialist media companies, spanning news & information, data, technology, and communications services. Its flagship brand, PA Media, is the UK and Ireland's leading news agency. "
target: Alamy Limited
Oxfordshire-based Alamy's online platform is the world's most diverse stock photo library with close to 200 million creative and editorial stock photos, vectors, 360-degree images, and videos from individual photographers, picture agencies and archives.
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announced 1/15/2015 via PR Newswire

Shutterstock, Inc., will acquire Rex Features

synopsis: Shutterstock, Inc., a leading global provider of commercial digital imagery and music, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Rex Features, the largest independently owned photographic press agency in Europe. Rex offers media companies and advertisers images and videos that capture the world around us with their live feed.
buyer: Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE:SSTK:$789.27)
Shutterstock, Inc., is a global provider of high-quality licensed photographs, vectors, illustrations, videos and music to businesses, marketing agencies and media organizations around the world. With its community of over 70,000 contributors, Shutterstock adds tens of thousands of images each week."
target: Rex Features
As one of the world’s leading independent photographic press agencies and picture libraries, Rex Features has an international reputation as a premiere source of images and features for the world’s media.
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cancelled 7/8/2010 via Capital IQ

Getty Images, Inc., cancelled an acquisition of Rex Features

synopsis: Getty Images, Inc. cancelled the acquisition of Rex Features Ltd.
buyer parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
buyer: Getty Images, Inc. (:$185.08)
Getty Images, Inc. is one of the largest international providers of visual content to a diverse range of professional users of images, including advertising and design agencies, magazine, newspaper, broadcasters production companies and the growing area of the web and new media publishers. "
target: Rex Features
As one of the world’s leading independent photographic press agencies and picture libraries, Rex Features has an international reputation as a premiere source of images and features for the world’s media.
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closed 5/19/2005 via BusinessWire

Jupitermedia Corporation, acquired Goodshoot S.A.S

synopsis: Jupitermedia Corporation announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary JupiterImages Corporation has acquired all of the shares of Goodshoot S.A.S, for approximately U.S. $9.8 million in cash.
buyer: Jupitermedia Corporation (OTCPK:MECK:$3.22)
WebMediaBrands, is the leading global provider of events, education, jobs, and content for business, media, and creative professionals. The company consists of four distinct brands: mediabistro.com, LearnNetwork, Freelance Connect, and Semantic Web. Over 6 million users visit WebMediaBrands monthly."
target: Goodshoot S.A.S
Goodshoot is a leading resource for royalty free digital images for business users and creative professionals.
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$9.80
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closed 7/19/2005 via BusinessWire

Jupitermedia Corporation, acquired PictureArts Corp

synopsis: Jupitermedia Corporation today announced that it has closed the acquisition of PictureArts Corporation and its many stock photo and related graphics and image distribution brands, for $63.2 million in cash.
buyer: Jupitermedia Corporation (OTCPK:MECK:$3.22)
WebMediaBrands, is the leading global provider of events, education, jobs, and content for business, media, and creative professionals. The company consists of four distinct brands: mediabistro.com, LearnNetwork, Freelance Connect, and Semantic Web. Over 6 million users visit WebMediaBrands monthly."
target: PictureArts Corp
A distinctive source for unique images, PictureArts creates, licenses and distributes outstanding images through our specialized collections. Our mission is to provide advertisers, designers, publishers, and other communications professionals with appropriate image solutions for their visual communi
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closed 6/1/2011 via PR Newswire

Getty Images, Inc., acquired Photolibrary

synopsis: Getty Images, a leading creator and distributor of visual content and other media, has successfully completed the acquisition of Photolibrary, a leading provider of creative stills imagery. Photolibrary brings to Getty Images a broad range of versatile content, with regional as well as global appeal.
buyer parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
buyer: Getty Images, Inc. (:$185.08)
Getty Images is one of the world's leading creators and distributors of still imagery, footage and multimedia products, as well as a recognized provider of other forms of premium digital content, including music. "
target: Photolibrary
Photolibrary is a leading provider of creative stills imagery. The Photolibrary Group represents the world’s leading stock brands and the finest photographers from around the world, to bring memorable, workable content to the creative communities in Europe, America, Asia and The Pacific.
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closed 7/1/2010 via Company Description

Masterfile Corporation, acquired Crestock Corporation

synopsis: Effective July 1, 2010, the assets of Crestock were acquired by Masterfile Corporation, through its subsidiary, Crestock Corporation. Masterfile is a privately-owned company. It has been in the image licensing business since 1981 and is globally recognized in the advertising, publishing and stock photography community as a premium brand.
buyer: Masterfile Corporation
Masterfile Corporation, a stock photo agency, provides rights-managed and royalty-free stock photos and illustrations for commercial use in media. "
target: Crestock Corporation
Crestock is a visual content provider licensing quality royalty-free stock photos and vector illustrations. They are a a growing player in micropayment royalty-free stock photography, helping clients with small budgets find creative images for their projects.
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closed 9/23/2009 via PR Newswire

ShutterStock, acquired BigStockPhoto

synopsis: Shutterstock, the world's largest subscription-based stock photo agency, announced that it has acquired BigStockPhoto, a leading credit-based stock photo agency, headquartered in Davis, California.
buyer: ShutterStock (NYSE:SSTK:$789.27)
Shutterstock is the largest subscription-based stock photo agency in the world. Its collection of premium photos, illustrations, and vectors combined with a selection of innovative, user-friendly subscription plans has made Shutterstock a trusted resource for an expanding global customer base. "
target: BigStockPhoto
BigStockPhoto provides an alternative to high-priced stock photography, and a marketplace for photographers to sell their work. The company has a diverse library of 3.7 Million royalty-free photos and vectors, and has created a vibrant community of image buyers and submitters from around the world.
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announced 2/24/2017 via Company Press Release

PIXTA Inc., will acquire Topic Images Inc.

synopsis: PIXTA Inc., a company that operates an online marketplace site of stock photos, illustrations, vectors, and footage in Japan, is acquiring TOPIC Images Inc., a Korean company that owns and operates an online database for photographs. They offer stock images such as photographs, illustrations and motion clips.
buyer: PIXTA Inc. (TSE:3416:$15.70)
PIXTA Inc. operates an online marketplace site of stock photos, illustrations, vectors, and footage in Japan. It serves designers, Web directors, publishers, or other creative professionals. PIXTA Inc. was founded in 2005 and is based in Tokyo, Japan. "
target: Topic Images Inc.
TOPIC Images Inc. owns and operates an online database for photographs. They offer stock images such as photographs, illustrations and motion clips. TOPIC Images Inc. was founded in 1992 and is based in Seoul, South Korea.
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closed 12/13/2012 via Market Wire

ddp images GmbH, acquired ddp images GmbH

synopsis: The Munich based HQTA AG (formerly dapd media holding AG) has disposed of its stake in the Hamburg based photo-agency ddp images GmbH in a management buyout. The founders Ulf Schmidt-Funke and Katharina Doerk acquired the successful company. ddp images is one of the widely spread photo sources in Germany for media companies.
buyer: ddp images GmbH
ddp images is one of the widely spread photo sources in Germany, with access to millions pictures of celebrities, politics, economics, Royals, Lifestyle and stock. Newspapers, online-media, tv-stations and advertising agencies rely on their ability to deliver the best image to their needs. "
target parent: Airmotion
target: ddp images GmbH
ddp images is one of the widely spread photo sources in Germany, with access to millions pictures of celebrities, politics, economics, Royals, Lifestyle and stock. Newspapers, online-media, tv-stations and advertising agencies rely on their ability to deliver the best image to their needs.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$8
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/14/2012 via

Corbis Images, acquired Demotix

synopsis: Corbis, a leading visual media provider for the creative community, announced that it acquired Demotix, an award winning open news platform. Launched in 2009, London-based Demotix is recognized as a source for breaking news photography from locations that many mainstream media struggle to reach.
buyer parent: Corbis Corporation
buyer: Corbis Images
Corbis Images is a leading visual media provider for advertising, marketing and media professionals, providing a comprehensive selection of stock photography and illustrations. Corbis Images has exceptional creative, documentary, archival, fine art, current events, and entertainment images. "
target: Demotix
Demotix is a multi-award winning global photojournalism newswire. With over 6,500 active photojournalists around the world, Demotix images have appeared on the front pages of the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Guardian and elsewhere, and in print, broadcast and online media all over the globe.
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closed 12/19/2006 via BusinessWire

JupiterImages Corporation, acquired HAAP Media Ltd

synopsis: Jupitermedia Corporation has closed the acquisition of controlling ownership in HAAP Media Ltd.. With the closing of this deal, Jupitermedia has increased its ownership position from an initial 49.7% equity investment made in January 2006 to 90% in HAAP Media Ltd. Based in Budapest, Hungary, HAAP Media operates Stockxpert.com and Stock.xchng.
buyer parent: Jupitermedia Corporation
buyer: JupiterImages Corporation
JupiterImages offers a powerful collection of premium digital image brands, giving you one-stop access for all your stock photography needs. "
target: HAAP Media Ltd
Based in Budapest, Hungary, HAAP Media operates two stock photo related Web sites: Stockxpert.com (www.stockxpert.com) and Stock.xchng (www.sxc.hu)
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closed 5/16/2006 via BusinessWire

a21, Inc., acquired ArtSelect, Inc.

synopsis: a21, Inc., a leading online digital content marketplace for creative professionals, announced it has acquired ArtSelect, Inc., an Iowa based provider of online technology and fulfillment infrastructure for retailers in the custom framed Art and Wall Decor market.
buyer: a21, Inc.
a21 is a leading online digital content marketplace for the professional creative community. Through SuperStock, Ingram Publishing, and ArtSelect, a21 delivers high quality images and exceptional customer service. "
target: ArtSelect, Inc.
ArtSelect, founded in 1998, provides private label online technology and fulfillment infrastructure to catalogers, retailers and distributors to allow them to offer custom framed art to their end-customers through its unique online custom frame shop.
price ($mm)
$10
rev ($mm)
$12
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
0.8x
EV / EBITDA
20.0x
closed 5/2/2006 via BusinessWire

JupiterImages Corporation, acquired IFA Bilderteam GmbH

synopsis: Jupitermedia Corporation announced that its Jupiterimages division has acquired all of the shares of IFA Bilderteam GmbH. IFA Bilderteam is headquartered in Munich, Germany and has an office in Dusseldorf, Germany. IFA Bilderteam is a leading resource for rights-managed images. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Jupitermedia Corporation
buyer: JupiterImages Corporation
JupiterImages offers a powerful collection of premium digital image brands, giving you one-stop access for all your stock photography needs. "
target parent: Jupitermedia Corporation
target: IFA Bilderteam GmbH
IFA Bilderteam is one of the Europe’s largest and most successful, comprehensive and independent universal Picture Agencies. At IFA-Bilderteam you will find the very best in copyrighted stock material in digitalised form.
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closed 2/9/2006 via BusinessWire

Getty Images, Inc., acquired iStock International, Inc.

synopsis: iStockphoto, the world's leading stock photography community, announced that it has been acquired by Getty Images, Inc., the world's leading creator and distributor of visual content.
buyer: Getty Images, Inc. (:$185.08)
Getty Images, Inc. is one of the largest international providers of visual content to a diverse range of professional users of images, including advertising and design agencies, magazine, newspaper, broadcasters production companies and the growing area of the web and new media publishers. "
target: iStock International, Inc.
iStockphoto, the world's first, largest and most innovative community marketplace for digital imagery, pioneered the micropayment phenomenon in this industry, enabling buyers to license images for as little as a dollar.
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closed 12/14/2005 via BusinessWire

JupiterImages Corporation, acquired Agence Images

synopsis: Jupitermedia Corporation today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, JupiterImages, has acquired all of the shares of Agence Images. Agence Images is a leading distributor of rights-managed digital images for business users and creative professionals. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Jupitermedia Corporation
buyer: JupiterImages Corporation
JupiterImages offers a powerful collection of premium digital image brands, giving you one-stop access for all your stock photography needs. "
target: Agence Images
Agence Images, with offices in Paris and Sophia Antipolis, France, is a leading distributor of rights-managed digital images for business users and creative professionals.
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closed 12/6/2005 via BusinessWire

JupiterImages Corporation, acquired Bigshot Media

synopsis: Jupitermedia Corporation today announced that its JupiterImages division has acquired the assets of Bigshot Media and BBM.net in separate transactions. Bigshot Media is the world's first and largest collection of stock flash footage. BBM.net offers royalty-free flash music loops online. Terms of these acquisitions were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Jupitermedia Corporation
buyer: JupiterImages Corporation
JupiterImages offers a powerful collection of premium digital image brands, giving you one-stop access for all your stock photography needs. "
target: Bigshot Media
Bigshot Media is the world's first & largest collection of stock flash imagery. They are dedicated to expanding the use of motion graphics & rich media imagery on the web & beyond. Bigshot Media also represents the finest collections of royalty free stock photography & footage from around the world.
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closed 4/20/2005 via BusinessWire

Getty Images, Inc., acquired Digital Vision Ltd.

synopsis: Getty Images, Inc., the world's leading imagery company, announced today that it has acquired London-based Digital Vision, one of the world's leading royalty-free photography businesses, for $165 million in cash.
buyer: Getty Images, Inc. (:$185.08)
Getty Images, Inc. is one of the largest international providers of visual content to a diverse range of professional users of images, including advertising and design agencies, magazine, newspaper, broadcasters production companies and the growing area of the web and new media publishers. "
target: Digital Vision Ltd.
Digital Vision is a world-leading publisher of royalty-free digital creative content. Our photography, illustration, music and moving footage is used by designers, advertising agencies, publishers and corporate clients for all sorts of communications.
price ($mm)
$165
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closed 2/21/2006 via Company Press Release

JupiterImages Corporation, acquired The Beauty Archive

synopsis: Jupiterimages, a division of Jupitermedia Corporation and a leading provider of rights-managed, royalty-free and subscription photography, today announced that it has acquired the assets of The Beauty Archive. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Jupitermedia Corporation
buyer: JupiterImages Corporation
JupiterImages offers a powerful collection of premium digital image brands, giving you one-stop access for all your stock photography needs. "
target: The Beauty Archive
The Beauty Archive is a rights-managed image library that features elegant portraits and provocative images of young, contemporary men and women.
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