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closed 4/22/2014 via PR Newswire

MyWedding LLC, acquired Green Bride Guide

synopsis: mywedding.com, the most informational and inspirational website for engaged couples reported its acquisition of the Green Life Guides, LLC. properties, Green Bride Guide and Green Mom Guide. The Green Bride Guide property perfectly complements mywedding.com, providing couples with content that is tailored to their specific interests.
buyer: MyWedding LLC
Mywedding.com provides the complete guide map for every couple's wedding planning adventure. Mywedding.com empowers couples to create a wedding that perfectly encompasses their style and budget. "
target: Green Bride Guide
Green Bride Guide is an online site for wedding ideas, products, and services. Its products and services include business cards, live events, food and flowers, and service directory for vendors; products and gifts for weddings and more.
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closed 12/15/2010 via PR Newswire

Market America, acquired Shop.com

synopsis: Market America, an Internet marketing and product brokerage company, has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the business of SHOP.COM, a pioneer in online comparison shopping. SHOP.COM is the comparison shopping engine designed to meet the shopping needs of the consumer and the business needs of merchants.
buyer: Market America
Market America is a product brokerage and Internet marketing company that specializes in One-to-One Marketing. The company was founded in 1992 by president and CEO James Ridinger. Market America combines the Internet with the power of people – creating the ultimate online shopping destination. "
target: Shop.com
SHOP.COM is the comparison shopping engine designed to meet the shopping needs of women and the business needs of merchants. Leveraging the features of its patented OneCart along with extensive partner store integration, SHOP.COM helps customers "Shop Smart, Save Big" across online stores.
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closed 6/28/2013 via BusinessWire

Modnique, acquired Totsy, Inc.

synopsis: Modnique, Inc., a global fashion e-commerce retailer, announced it has signed a definitive asset purchase agreement with TOTSY, Inc. Headquartered in New York, TOTSY is a privately held company dedicated to providing its members with access to essential products and brands designed for expecting moms, parents, babies and kids at sample sale prices.
buyer: Modnique
Modnique.com is a boutique sale event website for all members of the family. Modnique sells designer apparel, jewelry, watches, sunglasses, handbags, home goods, and other premium quality brand name products at discounted prices. "
target: Totsy, Inc.
Headquartered in New York, Totsy is a privately held company dedicated to providing its members with access to essential products and brands designed for expecting moms, parents, babies and kids at sample sale prices. Shopping events are designer-specific and held over a 72 hour period.
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closed 11/6/2019 via Forbes

Win Brands Group, acquired Bow & Drape

synopsis: Bow & Drape, an online women’s retailer that sells customizable shirts and sweatshirts with phrases like “Goal Digger” and “You Had Me At Merlot” emblazoned on the front, has been acquired by an e-commerce holding company. The buyer is Win Brands Group, which is backed by retail veteran Chris Burch.
buyer: Win Brands Group
WIN BRANDS GROUP (fka "BVGrowth") is a leading operator of a portfolio of direct-to-consumer brands. Focused on leveraging best in class technology partners to scale the most innovative customer-first brands in the world. "
target: Bow & Drape
Bow & Drape is an online women’s retailer that sells customizable shirts and sweatshirts with phrases like “Goal Digger” and “You Had Me At Merlot” emblazoned on the front. They also offer customizable backpacks and jackets.
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closed 3/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Boohoo.com, acquired MissPap

synopsis: Boohoo, a UK-based online fashion retailer, aimed at 16-30 year olds, has acquired the brand and intellectual property assets of online womenswear retailer MissPap. Founded in 2013, MissPap has rapidly become one of the UK’s up and coming online fashion brands that shows no sign of slowing down.
buyer: Boohoo.com (AIM:BOO:$928.04)
Boohoo.com is a UK-based online fashion retailer, aimed at 16-30 year olds. The business was founded in 2006, and had sales in FY2018 of almost £580m. It specialises in own brand fashion clothing, with over 36,000 products. "
target: MissPap
Founded in 2013, MissPap has rapidly become one of the UK’s up and coming online fashion brands that shows no sign of slowing down. Inclusive, not exclusive; MissPap is for the sisters and friends creating looks which are worth sharing.
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announced 3/1/2019 via BNC Analysis

LOCONDO.jp, will acquire Mobacolle Co., Ltd.

synopsis: LOCONDO.jp, a Japanese e-commerce site offering a wide variety of fashion products, will acquire Mobacolle from Senshukai, a Japanese company engaged in the catalog, mail order, and bridal businesses. Mobacolle is one of the biggest fashion web-stores for girls in Japan. Mobacolle offers fashion products from a wide variety of popular brands.
buyer: LOCONDO.jp (TSE:3558:$79.67)
Established in 2010, LOCONDO.jp is a Japanese e-commerce site offering a wide variety of fashion products. LOCONDO.jp offers popular fashion products for girls, boys, women, and men. Their products include shoes, shirts, bags, wallets, underwear, accessories, and more. "
target parent: Senshukai Co., Ltd.
target: Mobacolle Co., Ltd.
Founded in 2006, Mobacolle is one of the biggest fashion web-stores for girls in Japan. Mobacolle offers fashion products from a wide variety of popular brands. Their products include T-shirts, tank tops, dresses, pants, jackets, trench coats, sweaters, bags, accessories, and more.
price ($mm)
$4.39
rev ($mm)
$23
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0.2x
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closed 9/13/2018 via BNC Analysis

Summit Partners, acquired Princess Polly

synopsis: Online fast-fashion retailer Princess Polly Group and its founders have sold a controlling interest to American private equity firm, Summit Partners. Princess Polly is one of Australia’s largest and fastest growing women’s fashion websites. An online boutique filled with the funnest fastest fashion available to the gen Y/I girl.
buyer: Summit Partners
Summit Partners is a global alternative investment firm investing into growth equity, fixed income and public equity opportunities. Summit invests in growth sectors of the global economy and has invested in more than 460 companies in technology, healthcare, life sciences and other growth industries."
target: Princess Polly
Princess Polly is one of Australia’s largest and fastest growing women’s fashion websites. An online boutique filled with the funnest fastest fashion available to the gen Y/I girl.
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closed 6/20/2018 via BNC Analysis

Snow Corporation, acquired HeartIt

synopsis: Snow, a developer and operator of video camera and camera applications, has acquired the entire stake of shopping platform startup Heart It. Heart It is a fashion media e-commerce company that uses influencers from Instagram to promote clothing brands.
buyer parent: Naver Corporation
buyer: Snow Corporation
Based in Korea, Snow Corporation is the developer and operator of the video camera and camera applications SNOW, B612, Foodie, LOOKS, and LINE Camera. SNOW, B612, LOOKS, and LINE Camera are apps used to take and edit photos of people and Foodie is an app made for taking and editing photos of food. "
target: HeartIt
Based in Korea, Heart It is a fashion media e-commerce company. Heart It provides information about influencer's fashion items or pictures taken on Instagram. On their web or app platform, users can find what products influencers use and also links them to sellers' websites to assist purchasing.
price ($mm)
$1.88
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$0
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closed 7/1/2017 via BNC Analysis

Klingel Gruppe, acquired Artigiano

synopsis: German mail order retailer Klingel Gruppe has entered the UK market with the acquisition of online British womenswear brand Artigiano, effective July 1. The Pforzheimer, Germany-based mail order seller wants to “further develop the brand in the UK and increase its market share”.
buyer: Klingel Gruppe
The K–Mail Order GmbH & Co. KG, or the Klingel Group, is a mail order seller based in Germany. It employs over 2,000 employees at its headquarters, and has subsidiaries in the Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, France, Belgium, Sweden, Finland, the Czech Republic, Russia and Slovakia. "
target parent: Scotts & Co.
target: Artigiano
Artigiano is an online British womenswear brand. Artigiano focuses on upmarket womens’ clothing, with emphasis on high quality Italian-style fashion for the 50+ target group.
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announced 5/11/2017 via Company Press Release

All About Life Marketing, Inc., will acquire MUSE & Co. Ltd.

synopsis: All About Life Marketing, Inc., operater of one of Japan’s largest sample malls with 1.3 million members, will acquire MUSE & Co. Ltd., a Japanese online fashion sale site catering to young professional women. Using a flash-sales business model, Muse & Co. mostly sells expensive fashion brands to women at deep discounts.
buyer parent: All About, Inc.
buyer: All About Life Marketing, Inc.
All About Life Marketing, Inc. operates one of Japan’s largest sample malls, called "sample department stores". They have 1.3 million members, mainly women in their 30s to 40s. They deliver trial sets offered by companies to those who are interested and send the consumers opinions to the companies. "
target parent: Mixi, Inc.
target: MUSE & Co. Ltd.
Muse & Co. is a Japanese online fashion sale site catering to young professional women. Using a flash-sales business model, Muse & Co. mostly sells expensive fashion brands to women at deep discounts.
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$0.47
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closed 2/28/2017 via PR Newswire

Boohoo.com, acquired Nasty Gal

synopsis: Cult brand favorite, Nasty Gal, Inc. will live on under new leadership, with the finalization of the sale to the boohoo group. Nasty Gal will continue to offer a range of clothing, shoes and accessories under its own label, with plans to design exclusive collections later this year.
buyer: Boohoo.com (AIM:BOO:$928.04)
boohoo.com plc is a leading online fashion retail group. Their brands boohoo, boohooMAN and PrettyLittleThing, design, source, market & sell clothing, shoes and accessories in the UK and internationally. They have a strong presence in the UK, US, Ireland and Australia. "
target: Nasty Gal
Nasty Gal is recognized as a pioneer in both the curation and design of women's clothing, shoes, and accessories. The Company has a global presence in 180 countries and a social media following of over 3.5 million.
price ($mm)
$20
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$0
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closed 12/14/2016 via BNC Analysis

Boohoo.com, acquired PrettyLittleThing

synopsis: Boohoo.com, one of the fastest growing international etailers and global fashion leaders, has acquired PrettyLittleThing, the one stop online shopping website for on trend, affordable fashion.
buyer: Boohoo.com (AIM:BOO:$928.04)
Boohoo.com is one of the fastest growing international etailers and has quickly evolved into a global fashion leader of its generation. Combining cutting-edge style with an affordable price tag, they design, source and market to 16-28 year olds worldwide. "
target: PrettyLittleThing
PrettyLittleThing.com is the one stop online shopping website for on trend, affordable fashion. Fresh new styles added everyday meaning customers can access the latest key pieces for less.
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$4.15*
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$21
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0.3x
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closed 12/7/2016 via BNC Analysis

Infinie Passion, acquired Fruitrouge SAS

synopsis: Infinie Passion, an online clothing store for women, has acquired Fruitrouge, an e-commerce site that sells women's fashion brands at discounted prices. Both companies are based in France.
buyer: Infinie Passion
Infinie Passion, SAS owns and operates an online clothing store. They offer a wide selection of clothing and shoes for women. The company was incorporated in 2007 and is based in Lieusaint, France. "
target: Fruitrouge SAS
Fruitrouge SAS is an e-commerce site that sells women's fashion brands at discounted prices. The company was founded in 2006 and is based in Paris, France.
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announced 3/31/2015 via New York Times

Net-A-Porter Ltd. will be merged with Yoox SpA,

synopsis: The Yoox Group said that it has agreed to merge with its luxury e-commerce rival Net-a-Porter in an all-share deal. Net-a-Porter’s website sells clothing, jewelry, shoes and other accessories from top designers and labels, including Alexander McQueen, Dolce & Gabbana and Valentino.
buyer: Yoox SpA (YOOX:$563.29)
YOOX Group is the global Internet retailing partner for leading fashion & design brands. It has established itself amongst the market leaders with the multi-brand online stores yoox.com, thecorner.com and shoescribe.com. "
target parent: Richemont
target: Net-A-Porter Ltd.
Net-a-Porter’s website sells clothing, jewelry, shoes and other accessories from top designers and labels, including Alexander McQueen, Dolce & Gabbana and Valentino. It also publishes Porter, a magazine that lets readers buy featured items.
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$775
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closed 10/3/2012 via BNC Analysis

Groupe Louis Delhaize, acquired Monnier Frères SAS

synopsis: Groupe Louis Delhaize acquired a majority stake in Monnier Frères SAS from Jaina Capital and other shareholders. Monnier Frères SAS owns and operates a website through which it sells luxury accessories for women.
buyer: Groupe Louis Delhaize
Groupe Louis Delhaize operates a chain of hypermarkets, supermarkets, and discount stores in Belgium, Luxembourg, France, the French West Indies, and Hungary. The company was founded in 1870 and is based in Belgium. "
target parent: Jaina Capital
target: Monnier Frères SAS
Monnier Frères SAS owns and operates a website through which it sells luxury accessories for women. The company sells products such as glasses, handbags, jewels, scarves, gloves, hats, and leather branded luxury products. Monnier Frères SAS was incorporated in 2010 and is based in Paris, France.
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closed 8/28/2012 via BNC Analysis

Fashion and You, acquired UrbanTouch.com

synopsis: Fashionandyou.com, an online fashion and lifestyle E-commerce company, has acquired Urbantouch.com, an online destination for women for beauty brands. It offers more than 300 brands and over 15000 unique products.
buyer parent: Sequoia Capital
buyer: Fashion and You
Fashionandyou.com is a members only fashion and lifestyle e-commerce company with 36 million members. It is one of the fastest growing e-commerce companies in India. "
target: UrbanTouch.com
Urbantouch.com is an online destination for women for beauty brands. It offers more than 300 brands and over 15000 unique products. Since its inception in January 2011, UrbanTouch.com has grown to 200 people team and serves all the orders from its center in Gurgaon, India.
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closed 9/20/2011 via BNC Analysis

Skye Associates, LLC, acquired Pink Mascara.com

synopsis: PinkMascara.com, a online retailer, becomes Skye Associates’ fourth acquisition in the past 20 months, and 23rd fashion website in its current portfolio. Skye Associates, an e-commerce solutions company, has experienced triple digit sales growth in this calendar year.
buyer: Skye Associates, LLC
Skye Associates is a leader in the e-commerce solutions industry and has an expanding acquisitions department. Business models focus on driving traffic and improving conversion by offering customized web design, public relations, product photography, warehousing, fulfillment and customer care. "
target: Pink Mascara.com
PinkMascara.com started with the vision of providing the latest in designer fashions along with exceptional value, quality, and individual service. Since its’ inception in 2002, Pink Mascara has grown from a mother-daughter dream to one of the premier national and international fashion providers.
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closed 4/29/2010 via BusinessWire

Delivery Agent, Inc., acquired Billion Dollar Babes

synopsis: Delivery Agent, Inc., the leader in shopping-enabled entertainment, announced that it has acquired Billion Dollar Babes, the Hollywood-based company that pioneered multi-designer “insiders” sales events and now holds them in cities worldwide and on the Web.
buyer: Delivery Agent, Inc.
Delivery Agent, Inc., is the leader in shopping-enabled entertainment. Delivery Agent created the market for shopping-enabled entertainment by redefining how products seen on or related to entertainment content are catalogued, sold and measured online. "
target: Billion Dollar Babes
Billion Dollar Babes pioneered the multi-designer sample sale reaching out to fashion-savvy clients in premium markets worldwide. Billion Dollar Babes quickly elevated the simple designer-fashions sale concept into a sophisticated social networking experience.
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closed 8/8/2007 via PR Newswire

CoutureCandy, acquired GoClothing

synopsis: CoutureCandy.com, one of the fastest growing online women's fashion boutiques, announced today that it has acquired GoClothing.com, including its inventory, trademarks and customer lists.
buyer: CoutureCandy
CoutureCandy was developed to fill a growing demand for the freshest designer apparel online, without sacrificing the allure, character and personal service distinctive of offline boutiques. It's our goal at CoutureCandy to create a modern hybrid of the online and offline shopping experience. "
target: GoClothing
GoClothing as an off-price/off-season boutique selling discout clothing online.
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closed 1/6/2016 via BNC Analysis

Bilna merged with Moxy,

synopsis: Southeast Asia’s leading lady-lifestyle online shopping destination, Moxy, and Indonesia’s top mother-and-baby platform, Bilna, have announced a strategic merger to form MoxyBilna, making it one of the region’s largest e-commerce M&A of its kind to date.
buyer parent: WhatsNew Group
buyer: Moxy
Moxy operates an online platform that offers online retail for consumer goods such as gadgets, personal goods, and home care products. The company is based in Bangkok, Thailand. "
target: Bilna
Bilna operates an e-commerce platform which focuses on baby care and kids products. It sells products for babies, infants, as well as mothers. Bilna was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Jakarta, Indonesia.
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closed 4/22/2014 via PR Newswire

MyWedding LLC, acquired Green Bride Guide

synopsis: mywedding.com, the most informational and inspirational website for engaged couples reported its acquisition of the Green Life Guides, LLC. properties, Green Bride Guide and Green Mom Guide. The Green Bride Guide property perfectly complements mywedding.com, providing couples with content that is tailored to their specific interests.
buyer: MyWedding LLC
Mywedding.com provides the complete guide map for every couple's wedding planning adventure. Mywedding.com empowers couples to create a wedding that perfectly encompasses their style and budget. "
target: Green Bride Guide
Green Bride Guide is an online site for wedding ideas, products, and services. Its products and services include business cards, live events, food and flowers, and service directory for vendors; products and gifts for weddings and more.
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closed 11/17/2014 via PR Newswire

Meredith Corporation, acquired MyWedding LLC

synopsis: Meredith Corporation, the leading media and marketing company serving American women, announced that it has agreed to purchase Mywedding.com, a wedding website in the U.S. that provides couples with the complete wedding planning product suite.
buyer: Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP:$2,879.70)
Meredith Corp is the leading media and marketing company serving American women. Meredith combines well-known national brands - including Better Homes and Gardens, Parents, Ladies' Home Journal, Family Circle, Fitness and More - with local television brands in fast growing markets. "
target: MyWedding LLC
Mywedding.com provides the complete guide map for every couple's wedding planning adventure. Mywedding.com empowers couples to create a wedding that perfectly encompasses their style and budget.
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closed 4/22/2014 via PR Newswire

MyWedding LLC, acquired Green Bride Guide

synopsis: mywedding.com, the most informational and inspirational website for engaged couples reported its acquisition of the Green Life Guides, LLC. properties, Green Bride Guide and Green Mom Guide. The Green Bride Guide property perfectly complements mywedding.com, providing couples with content that is tailored to their specific interests.
buyer: MyWedding LLC
Mywedding.com provides the complete guide map for every couple's wedding planning adventure. Mywedding.com empowers couples to create a wedding that perfectly encompasses their style and budget. "
target: Green Bride Guide
Green Bride Guide is an online site for wedding ideas, products, and services. Its products and services include business cards, live events, food and flowers, and service directory for vendors; products and gifts for weddings and more.
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closed 12/21/2018 via BusinessWire

WeddingWire, acquired XO Group Inc.

synopsis: WeddingWire, the largest and most trusted global marketplace connecting engaged couples with local wedding professionals, has acquired XO Group Inc., an American media and technology company that provides content, tools, products and services for couples who are planning weddings, creating a home, and starting a family.
buyer: WeddingWire
WeddingWire is the largest and most trusted global marketplace connecting engaged couples with local wedding professionals. Millions of couples around the world are able to search, compare and book from a directory of over 400,000 vendors. "
target: XO Group Inc. (XOXO:$162.27)
XO Group Inc. is an American media and technology company that provides content, tools, products and services for couples who are planning weddings, creating a home, and starting a family. The company generates revenue through online advertising, merchandising, registry services, and publishing.
price ($mm)[EV]
$907 [$790]
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$162
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$23
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announced 6/30/2015 via PR Web

Divorce Marketing Group, will acquire DivorcedMoms.com

synopsis: Divorce Marketing Group announced that it has acquired one of the most popular divorce-related websites in North America, DivorcedMoms.com. The website addresses issues faced by nearly 23 million separated and divorced women daily; it currently receives an average of 2.5 million visitors and more than 5 million page-views annually.
buyer: Divorce Marketing Group
Launched simultaneously in 1996, Divorce Marketing Group’s flagship magazine and website, Divorce Magazine and DivorceMagazine.com both offer practical help and information: from child support to visitation, mediation to litigation, emotional recovery to dating after divorce. "
target: DivorcedMoms.com
Powered by the foremost divorce experts and bloggers, DivorcedMoms is a resource and community for divorced moms to connect, communicate, express their passion and thoughts, share experiences and find expert information and advice.
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closed 11/17/2014 via PR Newswire

Meredith Corporation, acquired MyWedding LLC

synopsis: Meredith Corporation, the leading media and marketing company serving American women, announced that it has agreed to purchase Mywedding.com, a wedding website in the U.S. that provides couples with the complete wedding planning product suite.
buyer: Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP:$2,879.70)
Meredith Corp is the leading media and marketing company serving American women. Meredith combines well-known national brands - including Better Homes and Gardens, Parents, Ladies' Home Journal, Family Circle, Fitness and More - with local television brands in fast growing markets. "
target: MyWedding LLC
Mywedding.com provides the complete guide map for every couple's wedding planning adventure. Mywedding.com empowers couples to create a wedding that perfectly encompasses their style and budget.
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closed 8/7/2020 via BNC Analysis

MyGlamm, acquired POPxo

synopsis: MyGlamm, an Indian beauty brand, has acquired POPxo, India’s largest online community for millennial women to read, watch, shop and hangout. POPxo offers articles, videos and social media content in six languages. Their content covers fashion and beauty, weddings, sex, lifestyle, and entertainment.
buyer: MyGlamm
MyGlamm is an Indian beauty brand. MyGlamm sells a range of MyGlamm-branded beauty and make-up products such as body lotions, eye shadows, sheet masks, and lip colors. It retails the products both online and offline with over 2,000 point of sales across 50 cities in the country. "
target: POPxo
POPxo is India’s largest online community for millennial women to read, watch, shop and hangout. POPxo offers articles, videos and social media content in six languages. Their content covers fashion and beauty, weddings, sex, lifestyle, and entertainment.
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closed 5/12/2021 via BNC Analysis

Future plc, purchased Marie Claire U.S. from Groupe Marie Claire

synopsis: Marie Claire U.S., a joint venture between Hearst Magazines and Marie Claire Album, has been sold to U.K.-based media company Future. Marie Claire is a French-British international monthly magazine that focuses on women around the world and several global issues.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$478.54)
Based in the UK, Future plc is an international media group and leading digital publisher. The Group operates two separately managed brand-led divisions: Media and Magazine. The Magazine division is brand-led while the Media division focuses on being at the forefront of digital innovation. "
seller parent: The Hearst Corporation
seller: Groupe Marie Claire
Marie Claire is a French-British international monthly magazine first published in France in 1937, followed by the United Kingdom in 1941. Since then various editions are published in many countries and languages. The feature editions focuses on women around the world and several global issues.
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GEDI Gruppo Editoriale, acquired alfemminile

synopsis: GEDI Gruppo Editoriale, one of Italy's leading publishing groups, has acquired an 80% stake in alfemminile from Unify, the digital division of French media company TF1 Group. alfemminile is a leading digital media brand for women in Italy. Their editorials cover the topics of beauty & fashion, parenting and women empowerment.
buyer: GEDI Gruppo Editoriale
GEDI Gruppo Editoriale is one of Italy's leading publishing groups. GEDI operates in the press, radio, advertising, and digital sectors. The company publishes 12 newspapers and 8 magazines. They also operate 3 radio stations. Their brands include la Repubblica, La Stampa, l'Espresso, and more. "
target parent: TF1 Group
target: alfemminile
alfemminile is a leading digital media brand for women in Italy. alfemminile offers content dedicated to women, and provides practical and useful advice and information. Their editorials cover the topics of beauty & fashion, parenting and women empowerment.
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announced 8/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

HACK JAPAN Holdings Co., Ltd., will acquire Candle inc.

synopsis: HACK JAPAN Holdings Co., Ltd., a Japanese manufacturer, will acquire Candle inc. from Crooz, a Japanese mobile game provider. Candle is a Japanese company that operates websites related to curated media aimed at women. Candle's MARBLE website delivers daily information about various topics such as fashion, cooking, childcare, romance, and more.
buyer: HACK JAPAN Holdings Co., Ltd.
HACK JAPAN Holdings Co., Ltd. is a Japanese company that manufactures and distributes technology products. HACK JAPAN's KB-BOX is a next-generation security device. The company also produces ultra fine bubble technologies that generate nano-sized bubbles. "
target parent: Crooz
target: Candle inc.
Candle inc. is a Japanese company that operates websites related to curated media aimed at women. Candle's MARBLE website delivers daily information about various topics such as fashion, makeup, cosmetics, hairstyle, cooking, childcare, romance, and entertainment.
price ($mm)
$1.89
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$2
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0.8x
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closed 4/27/2018 via BusinessWire

TF1 Group, acquired aufeminin Group

synopsis: Groupe aufeminin, a creator of communities for women, announced that it has been acquired by the TF1 group from the Axel Springer group, who owned a majority 78.07% stake. Founded in 1999 to explore what a media group can do for women, the Group now includes iconic brands such as aufeminin, Marmiton, My Little Paris, Onmeda, Netmums, and more.
buyer: TF1 Group (ENXTPA:TFI:$2,585.65)
The TF1 Group is the leading private-sector television broadcaster in France, with five free-to-air channels (TF1, TMC, TFX, TF1 Séries Films and LCI) and four pay-TV theme channels (TV Breizh, Histoire, Ushuaïa and Serieclub, the last of which is 50% owned). "
target parent: Axel Springer SE
target: aufeminin Group (ENXTPA:FEM:$132.75)
aufeminin is a global media group present in over 20 countries in Europe, North Africa, North America and Latin America. Founded in 1999 to explore what a media group can do for women, the Group now includes iconic brands such as aufeminin, Marmiton, My Little Paris, Onmeda, Netmums, and more.
price ($mm)[EV]
$352 [$275]*
rev ($mm)
$137
EBITDA ($mm)
$25
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2.7x
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15.0x
closed 1/18/2018 via BusinessWire

Will Packer Productions, acquired xoNecole

synopsis: Will Packer Productions, a production content company, announced the acquisition of xoNecole, a lifestyle site created for, urban millennial women. xoNecole’s mission is to promote positive images of women of color, as well as empower, educate and inspire millennials through interviews, beauty, fashion, lifestyle, career and travel features.
buyer: Will Packer Productions
Will Packer Productions is a production content company focused on the New American Mainstream audience. In partnership with Discovery Communications and Universal Pictures, the company produces episodic scripted and unscripted series across television and digital platforms. "
target: xoNecole
xoNecole is a lifestyle site created by, and for, urban millennial women. xoNecole’s mission is to promote positive images of women of color, as well as empower, educate and inspire millennials through interviews, beauty, fashion, lifestyle, career and travel features.
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closed 12/23/2016 via BNC Analysis

REV Asia, purchased 3 Malaysian Content Portals from Dua Marhalah Sdn Bhd

synopsis: Leading Malaysia-based digital media group REV Asia, has acquired three popular Malay content portals, Siraplimau, Myresipi, and Kongsiresepi, from Dua Marhalah Sdn Bhd, a holding company for lifestyle portals. Siraplimau is a lifestyle portal for women. Myresipi and Kongsiresepi are platforms to share food and cooking tips.
buyer parent: Catcha Group
buyer: REV Asia (KLSE:REV:$0.00)
As one of Malaysia’s leading digital media groups, REV Asia owns and operates top authority brands with an extensive distribution platform that is able to reach a total reach of approximately 14 million people each month through the power of social media marketing and exceptional content. "
seller: Dua Marhalah Sdn Bhd
The acquisition includes the Malaysian websites Siraplimau, Myresipi, and Kongsiresepi. Siraplimau is a lifestyle portal where Malaysian women can discuss a variety of lifestyle and family issues. Myresipi and Kongsiresepi are platforms to share food and cooking tips.
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$0.59
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closed 10/19/2015 via BusinessWire

Time Inc., acquired HelloGiggles

synopsis: Time Inc., one of the world's leading media companies, announced its acquisition of HelloGiggles, a mobile and social-first millennial women's brand covering pop culture, relationships, beauty, fashion and other lifestyle categories from a positive point of view.
buyer: Time Inc. (NYSE:TIME:$2,884.00)
Time Inc. is one of the world's leading media companies, with a monthly global print audience of over 120 million and worldwide digital properties that attract more than 140 million visitors each month, including over 60 websites. Their brands include People, Sports Illustrated and Time. "
target: HelloGiggles
HelloGiggles is an online community for women covering the latest in culture, female empowerment, relationships, friendship, careers, and news that matters most to young women’s lives. A platform for writers and artists to share, HelloGiggles welcomes reader contributions and publishes them daily.
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closed 3/2/2015 via Company Press Release

Bauer Xcel Media, acquired beautyheaven

synopsis: Bauer Xcel Media, a subsidiary of Bauer Media Group, has acquired beautyheaven, the leading Australian enterprise in the beauty segment. beautyheaven provides a compelling mix of current beauty product information, industry news, tips from experts, shopping directories as well as options for advertising and obtaining product samples online.
buyer parent: Bauer Media Group
buyer: Bauer Xcel Media
Founded in August 2014, Bauer Xcel Media focuses on growing Bauer Media Group USA's online brands and expanding its digital portfolio. Its digital assets include InTouchWeekly.com, LifeandStylemag.com and J-14.com, and more. "
target: beautyheaven
beautyheaven is the leading Australian enterprise in the beauty segment. The platforms of the beautyheaven Group provide a compelling mix of current product information, industry news, tips from experts, shopping directories as well as options for advertising and obtaining product samples.
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closed 8/20/2014 via BNC Analysis

SheKnows.com, acquired StyleCaster Media Group, LLC

synopsis: The fashion and lifestyle site StyleCaster has been acquired by the Scottsdale, Ariz.-based SheKnows Media. StyleCaster Media Group operates an online personal style discovery platform. It provides content on styled looks, fashion features, beauty news, clothes and accessories, events, and weather.
buyer parent: Great Hill Partners LLC
buyer: SheKnows.com
SheKnows.com is the authoritative source for women ages 25-54 with exclusive articles and content on pregnancy, parenting, health, hobbies, entertainment, money, dating, beauty and celebrities - and also serves as the demographic/psychographic hub for a family of other female-centric web properties."
target: StyleCaster Media Group, LLC
StyleCaster Media Group, LLC operates an online personal style discovery platform. It provides content on styled looks, fashion features, beauty news, clothes and accessories, events, and weather.
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closed 2/8/2013 via Reuters

Batanga, acquired Bolsa de Mulher

synopsis: IdeiasNet SA announced that it concluded the disposal of a 100% stake held in Bolsa de Mulher SA to Batanga Media. Founded in 2000, Bolsa de Mulher is a multi-platform digital media company for women.
buyer parent: Batanga Media
buyer: Batanga
Batanga, the source for all things Latin music, is the leading media and entertainment company reaching Hispanics across the US. Key media platforms include: a top online Latin music and entertainment destination nationwide live events, and targeted Hispanic print publications. "
target parent: Ideiasnet S.A.
target: Bolsa de Mulher
Founded in 2000, Bolsa de Mulher is a multi-platform digital media company for women.
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$23
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closed 12/17/2012 via Market Wire

Great Hill Partners LLC, acquired SheKnows.com

synopsis: Great Hill Partners has acquired SheKnows.com, the fastest-growing women's property online with more than 41 million unique visitors per month. SheKnows.com boasts an extensive, rapidly-expanding library of premium content that runs the gamut of women's interests from entertainment and parenting, beauty and food, health and home, and more.
buyer: Great Hill Partners LLC
Great Hill Partners is a private equity firm that manages more than $2.5 billion in capital to finance the expansion, recapitalization or acquisition of growth companies in a wide range of sectors within the business and consumer services, media, communications and software industries. "
target parent: Evolve Media Corp
target: SheKnows.com
SheKnows.com is the authoritative source for women ages 25-54 with exclusive articles and content on pregnancy, parenting, health, hobbies, entertainment, money, dating, beauty and celebrities - and also serves as the demographic/psychographic hub for a family of other female-centric web properties.
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closed 2/11/2011 via BusinessWire

BUZZMEDIA, Inc., acquired The Frisky

synopsis: BUZZMEDIA, the Web’s fastest growing entertainment publisher, has announced that it has acquired The Frisky from Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.. Launched in 2008, and focused on entertainment news, celebrity, fashion and women’s lifestyle, The Frisky has struck a major chord with female audiences for its authentic voice and fierce sense of humor.
buyer: BUZZMEDIA, Inc.
BUZZMEDIA is the web’s fastest growing entertainment publisher reaching more than 75M monthly pop culture, music and entertainment enthusiasts worldwide. "
target parent: Time Warner, Inc.
target: The Frisky
TheFrisky.com is one of the largest women's interest and lifestyle sites in the country, offering irreverent, humorous and, above all, candid commentary on pop culture, celebrities, style, personal finance and entertainment news.
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closed 8/19/2010 via PR Newswire

Total Beauty Media, Inc., acquired Limelife, Inc.

synopsis: Total Beauty Media, Inc., a USVP-funded company, announced it has acquired LimeLife.com, the leading multi-platform female lifestyle and celebrity news site, which also features LimeLife's MySnaps™ social shopping service, all of which are available on the web and mobile.
buyer: Total Beauty Media, Inc.
Total Beauty Media, Inc., operates TotalBeauty.com, home of the largest database of independent, unbiased beauty product reviews for women. TotalBeauty.com features hundreds of thousands of user-generated reviews spanning more than 45,000 products, including most mass-market, salon and spa products."
target parent: Red Herring Communications
target: Limelife, Inc.
LimeLife is the leading multi-platform digital media company serving the women's market. Focused at the intersection of entertainment, community, and shopping, LimeLife is dedicated to creating fresh and smart experiences most relevant to 25- to 44-year-old savvy women.
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announced 9/2/2009 via Wall Street Journal

Publicis Groupe SA, will acquire Pour Tout Vous Dire

synopsis: French advertising company Publicis Groupe SA said it will buy Unilever's French customer relationship management, or CRM, program, Pour Tout Vous Dire. The acquisition is part of Publicis's digital strategy and aims to build a benchmark online CRM platform to help showcase Unilever brands and foster interaction with customers.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA (ENXTPA:PUB:$13,011.70)
Publicis Groupe is the world's fourth largest communications group, as well as world's second largest media counsel and buying group. Groupe's communication activities cover advertising, through three autonomous global advertising networks: Leo Burnett, Publicis, and Saatchi & Saatchi. "
target parent: Unilever N.V.
target: Pour Tout Vous Dire
Port Tout Vous Dire (for everything you say) is an online customer relationship management program. It is similar in nature to a content site, offering articles, tips and info on domestic categories from health and families to gardening and cooking.
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announced 12/17/2019 via BusinessWire

Attention Capital, will acquire Girlboss Media

synopsis: Attention Capital will acquire Girlboss, a leader in the women’s media space best known for the power of its community and its ability to connect and convene millennial women. The Girlboss media platform includes a digital professional network, an award-winning podcast network, and events including the bi-annual Girlboss Rally.
buyer: Attention Capital
Attention Capital buys, builds, and scales brands and technologies that are shaping the attention economy. The company targets media brands and technology platforms that properly measure and value attention and are positioned to exponentially benefit in a market correction of the attention economy. "
target: Girlboss Media
The Girlboss mission is to redefine success for millennial women by providing the connections, tools, and resources they need to advance. Girlboss is powered by a digital professional network—dubbed “the LinkedIn for women,” content, a podcast network, and experiential activations.
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closed 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Mawdoo3, acquired SuperMama

synopsis: The world’s biggest Arabic content platform, Mawdoo3, has acquired SuperMama, an online Arabian female and family portal that provides information about pregnancy and parenting for mothers. SuperMama is the number one destination for mothers in MENA and the team is composed mainly by women. They are based in Cairo, Egypt.
buyer: Mawdoo3
Mawdoo3.com is the leading online Arabic content platform that provides readers with premium content from trustworthy sources covering every subject which users are looking for, seeking to enrich the online culture for all Arabs around the world through the use of new and innovative technologies. "
target: SuperMama
SuperMama is an online Arabian female and family portal that provides information about pregnancy and parenting for mothers. SuperMama is the number one destination for mothers in MENA and the team is composed mainly by women. They are based in Cairo, Egypt.
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