Like Convertro, Inc.

announced 5/6/2014 via BNC Analysis

AOL Inc., will acquire Convertro, Inc.

synopsis: AOL announced an agreement to acquire Convertro, a leading provider of multi-touch attribution modeling technology for brands and agencies. Convertro helps marketers and agencies maximize their return on advertising spend across online and offline media channels through granular insights into each channel, format, ad creative and audience segment.
buyer: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL Inc. is a leading global Web services company with an extensive suite of brands and offerings and a substantial worldwide audience. AOL's business spans online content, products and services that the company offers to consumers, publishers and advertisers. "
target: Convertro, Inc.
Convertro provides organizations with insightful analytics that capture the entire lead source path and its influence on conversion, revenue and profit. Converto enables marketers to link digital and physical strategies by synchronizing online exposures to TV ads or paper catalogs, at single source.
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closed 3/21/2022 via Company Press Release

NielsenIQ, acquired ciValue

synopsis: NielsenIQ announced they have acquired ciValue, a SaaS (Software as a Service) vendor of choice for retailers globally that powers loyalty programs with advanced AI technology. With this acquisition, NielsenIQ’s Retail Media vertical takes its next steps towards enabling smarter, more automated and more scalable retail media programs.
buyer parent: The Nielsen Company, Inc.
buyer: NielsenIQ
NielsenIQ is the leader in providing the most complete, unbiased view of consumer behavior, globally. Powered by a groundbreaking consumer data platform, NielsenIQ enables bold, confident decision-making for the world’s leading consumer goods companies and retailers. "
target: ciValue
ciValue is a SaaS (Software as a Service) vendor of choice for retailers globally that powers loyalty programs with advanced AI technology. ciValue powers engagements that matter for retailers, brands and their customers with a unique self-serve collaboration platform.
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closed 5/5/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Cardlytics, Inc., acquired Bridg Inc.

synopsis: Cardlytics, a digital advertising platform, has acquired Bridg, a customer data platform that empowers marketers to better understand and reach customers using SKU-level insights.
buyer: Cardlytics, Inc. (CDLX:$186.89)
Cardlytics is a digital advertising platform. The company partners with financial institutions to run their banking rewards programs that promote customer loyalty and deepen banking relationships. "
target: Bridg Inc.
Bridg provides a cloud-based platform that retailers and CPG marketers use for a wide range of applications, including analyzing customer behavior, marketing on digital platforms, and measuring the effectiveness of their business strategies, while following consumer privacy best practices.
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$350
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closed 9/23/2020 via BNC Analysis

Locaweb, acquired Social Miner

synopsis: Locaweb, a Brazilian provider of web hosting services, has acquired Social Miner, a marketing automation platform in Brazil. Specialized in behavioral data, Social Miner combines AI, big-data and humanization to help e-commerce companies and retailers improve their performance.
buyer: Locaweb (BOVESPA:LWSA3:$158.38)
Locaweb offers hosting services for Website and Web pages in Brazil. It offers infrastructure as a service, including cloud servers, physical servers and data center services; and platform as a service that include Website hosting, hosting in cloud, domain and other services. "
target: Social Miner
Social Miner is a marketing automation platform in Brazil. Specialized in behavioral data, Social Miner combines AI, big-data and humanization to help e-commerce companies and retailers improve their performance. Their platform enables businesses to create more personalized campaigns.
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$4.07
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closed 6/11/2020 via PR Web

Bloom Intelligence, acquired SuperFi

synopsis: Bloom Intelligence, an enterprise WiFi marketing & customer analytics platform for restaurants and retail, has acquired SuperFi, a WiFi marketing company that provides professional email marketing services with advanced segmentation and analytics. SuperFi offers solutions for custom email campaigns, branded WiFi splash pages, and more.
buyer: Bloom Intelligence
Bloom Intelligence is an enterprise WiFi marketing & customer analytics platform for restaurants and retail. Bloom Intelligence helps their clients to understand customer behavior, personalize a customer’s experience, save at-risk customers, build online reviews, and increase customers’ frequency. "
target: SuperFi
SuperFi is a WiFi marketing company that provides professional email marketing services with advanced segmentation and analytics. SuperFi helps brick & mortar businesses take their guest WiFi to the next level. Their solutions include custom email campaigns, branded WiFi splash pages, and more.
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closed 6/4/2020 via BNC Analysis

Wirecard AG, acquired SO1

synopsis: Wirecard, a global provider of digital payment solutions, has acquired Segment of One (SO1), a German promotion platform that enables retailers and brands to target individual consumers in real time. SO1 offers an AI-based solution that tracks and analyzes customer purchasing habits to produce attractive and individually-targeted retail promotions.
buyer: Wirecard AG (XTRA:WDI:$3,048.73)
Wirecard is the global leader in innovation for digital financial technology. As one of the world’s fastest growing digital platforms in the area of financial commerce, it provides businesses and end customers alike with a constantly expanding ecosystem of real-time value-added services. "
target: SO1
Segment of One (SO1) is a German promotion platform that enables retailers and brands to target individual consumers in real time. SO1 offers an AI-based solution that tracks and analyzes customer purchasing habits to produce attractive and individually-targeted retail promotions.
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closed 5/6/2020 via BNC Analysis

Namogoo, acquired Personali Ltd.

synopsis: Namogoo, the pioneer in Customer Journey Hijacking Prevention, has acquired Personali, an AI-powered behavioral analytics tool that helps retailers to increase sales and profitability. Personali uses machine learning algorithms to perform precision targeting of shoppers with intelligent incentives.
buyer: Namogoo
Namogoo is the pioneer in Customer Journey Hijacking Prevention. Namogoo uses cloud-based software and machine learning to prevent invasive content from disrupting online businesses. Their solution identifies and blocks unauthorized ads that divert customers to competitor offerings. "
target: Personali Ltd.
Personali is an AI-powered behavioral analytics tool that helps retailers to increase sales and profitability. Personali uses machine learning algorithms to perform precision targeting of shoppers with intelligent incentives, offering the optimal incentive type, level and experience in real-time.
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closed 2/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

TRILUX GmbH & Co. KG, acquired Crosscan GmbH

synopsis: The digital pioneer Crosscan has been acquired by TRILUX Group. Founded in 2003, the company is one of the largest system providers for visitor frequency measurement and analysis in the retail sector. As an independent system integrator, Crosscan also offers comprehensive goods security, RFID and ESL (Electronic Shelf Labeling).
buyer: TRILUX GmbH & Co. KG
Based in Germany, Trilux is a one-stop full-service provider for lighting, that offers customers far more than just outstanding, tailor-made light. Their networked lighting solutions provide the perfect infrastructure for the integration of IoT modules. "
target: Crosscan GmbH
With 21,000 systems installed in over 49 countries, Crosscan is one of the largest system providers of visitor frequency measurement and analysis in the retail industry. As an independent system integrator, they also offer comprehensive goods security, RFID and ESL (Electronic Shelf Labeling).
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closed 6/7/2019 via BNC Analysis

KPMG International, acquired Recommender Labs Pvt. Ltd

synopsis: KPMG India has announced the aqui-hire of Mumbai-based AI-led decision-science services company Recommender Labs. Founded in 2016, Recommender Labs uses AI capabilities to support users during decision-making processes by generating recommendations.
buyer: KPMG International
KPMG is a global network of professional services firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. They operate in 154 countries and territories and have 200,000 people working in member firms around the world. "
target: Recommender Labs Pvt. Ltd
Founded in 2016, Recommender Labs uses AI capabilities to support users during decision-making processes by generating recommendations. The company also offers custom implementation of machine learning (ML) applications and ready frameworks that are customised for each of their clients.
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closed 1/3/2018 via BNC Analysis

Retail IQ, acquired StoreSmarts

synopsis: StoreSmarts (Analoc Ltd.), a startup providing retailers with real-time data and insights into consumer in-store behavior, was acquired by U.S. based company Retail IQ. StoreSmarts' software anonymously collects the Wi-Fi signals of cell phones across locations.
buyer: Retail IQ
Retail IQ, founded in 2014, is a U.S. based company developing and marketing retail technologies. Retail IQ has been StoreSmarts’ business partner for several years and has distributed StoreSmarts’ products worldwide. "
target: StoreSmarts
StoreSmarts offers an in-store analytics solution for retailers, delivering real-time data and insights on shoppers'​ behavior, just as web analytics do for e-commerce. StoreSmarts' software anonymously collects the Wi-Fi signals of cell phones across locations.
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closed 4/4/2017 via BusinessWire

Yelp, acquired Turnstyle Solutions

synopsis: Yelp Inc., the company that connects consumers with great local businesses, announced it has acquired Turnstyle Analytics Inc., a Wi-Fi marketing company that is pioneering the way local businesses use free Wi-Fi to connect with their customers.
buyer: Yelp (YELP:$787.22)
Yelp connects people with great local businesses. Their users have contributed more than 71 million cumulative reviews of almost every type of local business, from restaurants, boutiques and salons to dentists, mechanics, plumbers and more. "
target: Turnstyle Solutions
Turnstyle is a marketing and analytics platform that utilizes public Wi-Fi to attract, retain and reward customers. Turnstyle enables clients to learn actionable insights about on-premise customer behavior and send real-time messages, coupons and rewards directly to customers’ phones.
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closed 1/12/2017 via BusinessWire

Clutch, acquired Persio

synopsis: Clutch, a customer management and marketing analytics company, has acquired intelligent mobile promotions platform, Persio, in a deal that will add powerful new mobile marketing capabilities to the Clutch platform.
buyer: Clutch
Clutch is a customer management and marketing analytics company. Clutch’s Integrated Customer Management platform delivers customer intelligence and personalized engagements empowering B2C brands to identify, understand and motivate each segment of their customer base. "
target: Persio
Persio is an intelligent mobile marketing platform that uses behavioral and demographic data to drive revenue, acquisition and retention for SMS, app and web. Designed simply and with an intuitive UI, the cloud-based solution efficiently manages the mobile campaign process from start to finish.
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closed 9/27/2016 via BusinessWire

Kibo Software, Inc, acquired Baynote, Inc.

synopsis: Kibo, the world’s leader in cloud-based omnichannel commerce solutions, announced its acquisition of Baynote, a cloud-based personalization platform. Baynote software provides a smart data hub that leverages historical data and real-time behavior, creating a holistic view of the consumer across all devices.
buyer: Kibo Software, Inc
Kibo is a comprehensive, Cloud-based commerce platform that empowers users, grows sales, and evolves with the changing needs of retail. No matter the challenge, Kibo’s agile software future-proofs their client's business and powers their success. "
target: Baynote, Inc.
Baynote is a leading provider of big data and machine learning solutions for digital commerce. BaynoteONE rapidly integrates with existing websites, onsite search engines, mobile sites and applications and email systems to increase ROI without deep IT involvement or expensive system upgrades.
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announced 7/11/2016 via BNC Analysis

eBay, will acquire SalesPredict

synopsis: Machine learning is all the rage, and eBay is buying its way in via an acquisition of a startup named SalesPredict. SalesPredict is a learning engine that uses order history to suggest new items customers might want to buy.
buyer: eBay (EBAY:$10,265.00)
eBay Inc. is a global commerce leader including the Marketplace, StubHub and Classifieds platforms. Collectively, they connect millions of buyers and sellers around the world, empowering people and creating opportunity through Connected Commerce. "
target: SalesPredict
SalesPredict is a learning engine that uses order history to suggest new items customers might want to buy. It’s also well suited for marketing, helping businesses target only those who are most likely to buy a product or service.
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closed 4/18/2016 via Market Wire

Mobify, acquired Pathful Inc.

synopsis: Mobile customer engagement leader Mobify announced the acquisition of Pathful, provider of advanced machine learning-based technology for behaviour-based targeting.
buyer: Mobify
Mobify delivers technology and services that help companies engage connected consumers to increase revenue online and in-store. Mobify's mobile customer engagement platform creates powerful mobile web and native applications. "
target: Pathful Inc.
Founded in 2011, Pathful helps retailers and B2B customers understand how visitors interact with content, capturing micro interactions on the web as well as with desktop and mobile devices to surface content that engages with customers and increases conversions.
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closed 9/23/2015 via Company Press Release

@WalmartLabs, acquired PunchTab

synopsis: @WalmartLabs is acquiring PunchTab, a company known for building a software platform that empowers brands like Walmart and Sam’s Club to better understand and engage with customers in a unified way online, on mobile and in physical stores. @WalmartLabs will use PunchTab's technology to enhance their existing Customer relationship management tools.
buyer parent: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
buyer: @WalmartLabs
@WalmartLabs is based in the heart of Silicon Valley. The business unit creates platforms, products and businesses around social and mobile commerce to support Walmart’s global strategy of seamlessly integrating theshopping experience between brick-and-mortar stores and e-commerce. "
target: PunchTab
PunchTab is a Silicon Valley company known for building a software platform that empowers brands like Walmart and Sam’s Club to better understand and engage with customers in a unified way online, on mobile and in physical stores.
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closed 9/15/2014 via PR Web

Cision AB, Vocus, Inc., acquired Visible Technologies

synopsis: Vocus, Inc. and Cision, leading global providers of cloud-based public relations software have been brought together by private equity firm GTCR, announced the acquisition of Visible Technologies. Visible is a worldwide market leader in social media listening and analytics, insights and engagement.
buyer: Cision AB (:$739.91)
buyer: Vocus, Inc.
Vocus is a leading provider of public relations software that enables professionals to plan, execute and measure influencer-oriented campaigns in one integrated platform. Cision is a leading provider of cloud-based PR software, services and tools for the marketing and public relations industry. "
target: Visible Technologies
Visible Technologies is the leader in social media monitoring, analytics, and services for enterprises globally. Visible helps businesses analyze social media conversations to better understand consumer preferences, market dynamics, competitive strengths and weaknesses, and other information.
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closed 3/12/2014 via Reuters

500px, acquired Authintic

synopsis: 500px, a premier photography community for discovering, sharing, buying and selling inspiring photos, announced its acquisition of Authintic, an analytics technology company. The purchase brings additional data sciences and advertising industry expertise as 500px enters the photo licensing business.
buyer: 500px
500px is a premier photo community for discovering, sharing, buying and selling the highest quality photography. Millions of people visit the 500px website and mobile apps monthly from around the world to find the most inspiring photography. "
target: Authintic
Authintic is an analytics technology provider helping marketers use opt-in personal data for better advertising. Founded by an advertising executive and a data scientist, Authintic is leading the industry shift toward privacy-based advertising technologies.
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announced 2/28/2022 via BNC Analysis

LinkedIn Corporation, will acquire Oribi Ltd.

synopsis: LinkedIn, an online professional network, will acquire Oribi, a marketing analytics company in Israel. Oribi offers an all-in-one marketing analytics tool that empowers agencies and eCommerce businesses to make smarter, data-driven decisions. Their platform tracks everything visitors do on websites to help users drive more traffic and conversions.
buyer parent: Microsoft Corporation
buyer: LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD:$3,213.87)
LinkedIn Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates an online professional network worldwide. The company allows members to create, manage, and share their professional identity online; build and engage with their professional networks; and access shared knowledge and insights. "
target: Oribi Ltd.
Oribi is a marketing analytics company in Israel. Oribi offers an all-in-one marketing analytics tool that empowers agencies and eCommerce businesses to make smarter, data-driven decisions. Their platform tracks everything visitors do on websites to help users drive more traffic and conversions.
price ($mm)
$85
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closed 9/21/2021 via GlobeNewswire

SendinBlue, acquired Metrilo

synopsis: Sendinblue, the leading all-in-one digital marketing platform, announced its acquisition of Metrilo, a Bulgaria-based marketing and sales analytics SaaS platform for e-merchants. The solution helps brands grow online using the power of their data and focus on customer retention.
buyer: SendinBlue
Sendinblue is the only all-in-one digital marketing platform that empowers businesses to build customer relationships through end to end digital marketing campaigns, transactional messaging, and marketing automation. "
target: Metrilo
Based in Bulgaria, Metrilo is a marketing and sales analytics SaaS platform for e-merchants. The solution helps brands grow online using the power of their data and focus on customer retention.
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$47
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announced 5/6/2014 via BNC Analysis

AOL Inc., will acquire Convertro, Inc.

synopsis: AOL announced an agreement to acquire Convertro, a leading provider of multi-touch attribution modeling technology for brands and agencies. Convertro helps marketers and agencies maximize their return on advertising spend across online and offline media channels through granular insights into each channel, format, ad creative and audience segment.
buyer: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL Inc. is a leading global Web services company with an extensive suite of brands and offerings and a substantial worldwide audience. AOL's business spans online content, products and services that the company offers to consumers, publishers and advertisers. "
target: Convertro, Inc.
Convertro provides organizations with insightful analytics that capture the entire lead source path and its influence on conversion, revenue and profit. Converto enables marketers to link digital and physical strategies by synchronizing online exposures to TV ads or paper catalogs, at single source.
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$91
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announced 11/20/2020 via BNC Analysis

BuzzFeed, will acquire HuffPost

synopsis: BuzzFeed, the leading social news organization, is acquiring HuffPost from Verizon Media. HuffPost (formerly The Huffington Post) is an American news aggregator and blog, with localized and international editions.
buyer: BuzzFeed
BuzzFeed is the leading social news organization, intensely focused on delivering high-quality original reporting, insight, and viral content across a rapidly expanding array of subject areas. "
target parent: Verizon Communications
target: HuffPost
HuffPost (formerly The Huffington Post) is an American news aggregator and blog, with localized and international editions. The site offers news, satire, blogs and original content, and covers politics, business, entertainment, environment, technology, popular media, lifestyle, and more.
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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. (YHOO:$5,409.25)
Yahoo! Inc. is focused on making the world's daily habits inspiring and entertaining. They operate an internet search engine that creates highly personalized experiences for their users, keeping people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the globe.
price ($mm)
$4,826
rev ($mm)
$4,894
EBITDA ($mm)
$151
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1.0x
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31.9x
closed 1/25/2016 via BNC Analysis

AOL Inc., acquired AlephD

synopsis: AOL, Inc. has acquired AlephD, a Paris-based startup that helps publishers automatically indentify the best price for each ad impression. AlephD provides real-time solutions to publishers selling inventory over RTB.
buyer parent: Verizon Communications
buyer: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL is a media technology company that simplifies the Internet for consumers and creators by unleashing the world's best builders of culture and code. AOL operates at scale, connecting tens of thousands of publishers with advertisers on its global and programmatic, content and advertising platforms."
target: AlephD
AlephD provides real-time solutions to publishers selling inventory over RTB. AlephD provides real-time capabilities to online publishers. Its solutions instantly boost digital publishers RTB revenues (Real Time Bidding) by up to 30%.
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closed 10/23/2015 via BusinessWire

AOL Inc., acquired Millennial Media

synopsis: AOL, a media technology company, announced the successful completion of its tender offer to purchase all outstanding shares of Millennial Media, the leading independent mobile ad marketplace, making mobile simple for the world’s top brands, app developers and mobile web publishers.
buyer parent: Verizon Communications
buyer: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL is a media technology company that simplifies the Internet for consumers and creators by unleashing the world's best builders of culture and code. AOL operates at scale, connecting tens of thousands of publishers with advertisers on its global and programmatic, content and advertising platforms."
target: Millennial Media (NYSE:MM:$285.27)
Millennial Media is the leading independent mobile ad marketplace, making mobile simple for the world’s top brands, app developers and mobile web publishers. The company’s unique data and technology assets enable its advertising clients to connect with their target audiences at scale.
price ($mm)[EV]
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$285
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closed 8/31/2015 via BNC Analysis

AOL Inc., acquired Kanvas

synopsis: AOL, a media technology company, is acquiring Kanvas Labs, maker of mobile social apps. Kanvas' flagship product lets users get creative with mixed media by combining photos, gifs, video and audio and editing the content with their creative toolset including stickers, typography, painting and overlays.
buyer parent: Verizon Communications
buyer: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL is a media technology company that simplifies the Internet for consumers and creators by unleashing the world's best builders of culture and code. AOL operates at scale, connecting tens of thousands of publishers with advertisers on its global and programmatic, content and advertising platforms."
target: Kanvas
Kanvas is powering mobile creativity through a suite of connected products. Their flagship product lets users get creative with mixed media by combining photos, gifs, video and audio and editing the content with their creative toolset including stickers, typography, painting and overlays.
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closed 8/26/2015 via BNC Analysis

AOL Inc., acquired AsheAvenue

synopsis: AOL, a media technology company, has acquired Ashe Avenue, a digital solutions agency that offers services in multimedia, web applications, marketing campaigns, branding, events, integrate social media, mobile applications, and more.
buyer parent: Verizon Communications
buyer: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL is a media technology company that simplifies the Internet for consumers and creators by unleashing the world's best builders of culture and code. AOL operates at scale, connecting tens of thousands of publishers with advertisers on its global and programmatic, content and advertising platforms."
target: AsheAvenue
Ashe Avenue is a digital solutions agency that offers services multimedia, web applications, marketing campaigns, branding, events, integrate social media, mobile applications, and more. They are based in New York, with another office in North Carolina.
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closed 6/8/2015 via BNC Analysis

AOL Inc., acquired Velos.io

synopsis: AOL has acquired a predictive analytics startup called Velos and has shut down the startup’s service, which enabled companies to connect data sets, clean up data, and run predictive models. Velos works with large enterprises in Advertising & Media, Government, Banking & Finance, and more.
buyer: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL is a media technology company that simplifies the Internet for consumers and creators by unleashing the world's best builders of culture and code. AOL operates at scale, connecting tens of thousands of publishers with advertisers on its global and programmatic, content and advertising platforms."
target: Velos.io
Velos provides full lifecycle management products for Predictive Analytics. Velos allows companies to quickly connect varied data sources, engineer features, evaluate models, scale to production, and manage operations. Velos works with large enterprises in Advertising & Media, Government, and more.
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closed 6/23/2015 via PR Newswire

Verizon Communications, acquired AOL Inc.

synopsis: Verizon Communications Inc., a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless communications, has acquired AOL Inc. AOL is at the center of disruption of how content is being produced, distributed, consumed and monetized by connecting publishers with advertisers on its global, programmatic content and advertising platforms.
buyer: Verizon Communications (VZ:$129,549.00)
Verizon Communications Inc., headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to consumer, business, government and wholesale customers. "
target: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL is a media technology company that simplifies the Internet for consumers and creators by unleashing the world's best builders of culture and code. AOL operates at scale, connecting tens of thousands of publishers with advertisers on its global and programmatic, content and advertising platforms.
price ($mm)[EV]
$4,135 [$4,126]
rev ($mm)
$2,569
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$433
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closed 12/1/2014 via BusinessWire

AOL Inc., acquired Vidible Inc.

synopsis: AOL Inc. announced it has acquired Vidible Inc., the leading independent cross-screen video management and exchange platform for buyers and sellers of digital media. The acquisition further extends AOL’s leadership position in video content management and syndication.
buyer: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL is a media technology company that simplifies the Internet for consumers and creators by unleashing the world's best builders of culture and code. AOL operates at scale, connecting tens of thousands of publishers with advertisers on its global and programmatic, content and advertising platforms."
target: Vidible Inc.
Founded in 2012, Vidible is the leading video management and exchange technology platform, enabling buyers and sellers of digital media to manage and monetize video content across all devices. With offices in New York, San Francisco and Seattle, Vidible is transforming the digital media environment.
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closed 5/22/2014 via BNC Analysis

PrecisionDemand merged with Adap.tv,

synopsis: AOL announced the acquisition of advanced TV audience targeting platform PrecisionDemand, which will be integrated into its Adap.tv system. PrecisionDemand is one of several start-ups and more established researchers that are utilizing Big Data to refine the way advertisers and agencies target TV advertising inventory.
buyer parent: AOL Inc.
buyer: Adap.tv
Adap.tv is the video advertising platform of choice for the world’s largest brands, agencies, publishers and ad networks. A unified, programmatic platform that provides buyers and sellers with automated tools to plan, buy and measure across linear TV and online video. "
target: PrecisionDemand
PrecisionDemand is the first and only TV media agency with a solution for accurately targeting all TV and measuring its impact on sales. We know how to use 1st party data to pull the right levers to harness the promise of TV advertising.
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announced 5/6/2014 via BNC Analysis

AOL Inc., will acquire Convertro, Inc.

synopsis: AOL announced an agreement to acquire Convertro, a leading provider of multi-touch attribution modeling technology for brands and agencies. Convertro helps marketers and agencies maximize their return on advertising spend across online and offline media channels through granular insights into each channel, format, ad creative and audience segment.
buyer: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL Inc. is a leading global Web services company with an extensive suite of brands and offerings and a substantial worldwide audience. AOL's business spans online content, products and services that the company offers to consumers, publishers and advertisers. "
target: Convertro, Inc.
Convertro provides organizations with insightful analytics that capture the entire lead source path and its influence on conversion, revenue and profit. Converto enables marketers to link digital and physical strategies by synchronizing online exposures to TV ads or paper catalogs, at single source.
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closed 1/23/2014 via Reuters

AOL Inc., acquired Gravity

synopsis: AOL Inc, a leading global Web services company, has agreed to buy Gravity, a company that tailors content according to the reader's interest, for $83 million. Gravity is a software startup, co-founded by Amit Kapur, that tracks users to show them ads and content more relevant to them.
buyer: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL Inc. is a leading global Web services company with an extensive suite of brands and offerings and a substantial worldwide audience. AOL's business spans online content, products and services that the company offers to consumers, publishers and advertisers. "
target: Gravity
Gravity is the world’s most advanced personalization company. Gravity semantically understands each user’s individual interests, calculates the strength of those attachments over time and returns recommendations designed to optimize engagement and user experience.
price ($mm)
$83
rev ($mm)
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EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 1/16/2014 via Company Press Release

Hale Global, will acquire Patch Media Corporation

synopsis: AOL has sold a majority stake in Patch Media to Hale Global. Patch combines localized, professional journalism with community contribution and a platform that puts all town assets online – in effect, digitizing the community. Patch currently has “Patches” in five communities with four more in development. The company was founded in 2007.
buyer: Hale Global
Hale Global is a technology holding company with offices in Boston and New York. Hale Global partners with leading companies and their management teams to invest in and manage businesses facing operational or strategic inflection points. "
target parent: AOL Inc.
target: Patch Media Corporation
Founded in 2007 and headquartered in New York, Patch combines localized, professional journalism with community contribution and a platform that puts all town assets online – in effect, digitizing the community. Patch currently has “Patches” in five communities with four more in development.
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closed 1/14/2014 via PR Newswire

Radionomy, acquired Winamp and Shoutcast

synopsis: Radionomy, which provides one of the largest platforms for radio producers and broadcasters and the world's largest digital audio advertising network through the business combination with TargetSpot, announced that it has acquired media player Winamp and internet radio platform Shoutcast from AOL.
buyer: Radionomy
Radionomy essentially offers everyone a chance to set up their own Internet radio station free of charge and share a personalized radio show complete with music programming, jingles and commercials with friends and the rest of the world. "
target parent: AOL Inc.
target: Winamp and Shoutcast
The Winamp media player offers the ability to listen to, watch and manage music, video, podcasts and internet radio on desktop and mobile devices. SHOUTcast offers thousands of free Internet radio stations from DJs and broadcasters around the world.
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closed 9/6/2013 via BusinessWire

AOL Inc., acquired Adap.tv

synopsis: AOL Inc., a leading global Web services company, announced it has completed its acquisition of Adap.tv, Inc., a leading global, programmatic video advertising platform for the world’s largest brands, agencies, and publishers.
buyer: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL Inc. is a leading global Web services company with an extensive suite of brands and offerings and a substantial worldwide audience. AOL's business spans online content, products and services that the company offers to consumers, publishers and advertisers. "
target: Adap.tv
Adap.tv is the video advertising platform of choice for the world’s largest brands, agencies, publishers and ad networks. It's a unified, programmatic platform that provides buyers and sellers with automated tools to plan, buy and measure across linear TV and online video.
price ($mm)
$405
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/3/2013 via

Townsquare Media Group, will purchase Music and Comic Book Sites from AOL Inc.

synopsis: Townsquare Media Group announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire AOL Music assets The Boot, The BoomBox and NoiseCreep, as well as ComicsAlliance from AOL Inc. The new digital properties will join Townsquare Media Group’s national digital business and the staffs of these sites are joining Townsquare.
buyer: Townsquare Media Group (NYSE:TSQ:$417.96)
Townsquare Media Group is a diversified media, entertainment and digital marketing services company that owns and operates radio, digital and live event properties. The Company specializes in creating and distributing original entertainment, music and lifestyle content. "
seller: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
The AOL Music assets include: country and bluegrass site "The Boot"; rap, hip-hop and R&B site "The BoomBox"; and hard rock and heavy metal site "NoiseCreep", as well as comic books site "ComicsAlliance".
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closed 5/7/2013 via Company Press Release

About.me, Inc., acquired Wefollow

synopsis: About.me has acquired Wefollow. The Wefollow service is a beautifully designed directory that enables people to discover others with common interests (e.g. sports, politics, comedy, etc.).
buyer parent: AOL Inc.
buyer: About.me, Inc.
About.me, Inc. offers product that empowers people to create a single personal profile page that presents their online identities. "
target: Wefollow
Wefollow operates an online community. Upon signup each user enters up to 5 interests of theirs. Each user on Wefollow has explicitly specified their interests.
price ($mm)
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closed 2/13/2013 via AP - Associated Press

AOL Inc., acquired gdgt

synopsis: AOL has acquired the tech gadget reviews site gdgt. gdgt is the place to get reviews from people who have the product somebody is looking for. People can build a product list and get sent the best new reviews of the gadgets they want, and the most helpful questions and answers about the gadgets they have.
buyer: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL Inc. is a leading global Web services company with an extensive suite of brands and offerings and a substantial worldwide audience. AOL's business spans online content, products and services that the company offers to consumers, publishers and advertisers. "
target: gdgt
gdgt is a consumer electronics site. gdgt is the place to get reviews from people who have the product somebody is looking for. People can build a product list and get sent the best new reviews of the gadgets they want, and the most helpful questions and answers about the gadgets they have.
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closed 12/5/2012 via PE Hub

Advertising.com, acquired Buysight

synopsis: AOL’s Advertising.com Group announced that it has strengthened its premium advertising product offering by acquiring Buysight, Inc., a leading provider of retargeting and intent-based targeted advertising. This transaction further solidifies the Advertising.com Group as a global leader in advertising technologies across display, mobile and video.
buyer parent: AOL Inc.
buyer: Advertising.com
Advertising.com is one of the industry’s largest online advertising networks. Their marketing suite offers tools for display advertising, behavioral marketing, promotional marketing, managed affiliate placements and video advertising. "
target: Buysight
Based in Sunnyvale, California and founded in 2008, Buysight is a performance advertising company focused on retargeting using intent-based Dynamic Creative Optimization and advanced machine learning technology.
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closed 11/14/2012 via BNC Analysis

MapQuest.com, Inc., acquired Everlater Inc.

synopsis: Boulder-based Everlater announced that it has been acquired by Denver-based MapQuest. Everlater allows users to create free travel blogs to share their experiences and connect with others.
buyer parent: AOL Inc.
buyer: MapQuest.com, Inc.
MapQuest, Inc. offers Internet, wireless, and business mapping applications. The company, through MapQuest.com, provides consumers with mapping and navigation solutions, and features, such as aerial/hybrid imagery, multi-point routing, and the ability to find the lowest gas prices. "
target: Everlater Inc.
Everlater is a free travel blog designed to help adventurers around the world share their experiences and connect with others.
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closed 8/20/2018 via BusinessWire

FiscalNote Inc., acquired CQ Roll Call

synopsis: FiscalNote, a technology innovator at the intersection of global business and government that provides advanced, data-driven Issues Management solutions, announced it has acquired CQ Roll Call from The Economist Group. CQ Roll Call provides essential intelligence and grassroots advocacy resources to take action.
buyer: FiscalNote Inc.
FiscalNote Inc. provides a cloud-based government risk management platform for managing government impact and public issues. They analyze and manage government risk, opportunity, and influence at the local, state, federal, and international levels. "
target parent: The Economist Group Limited
target: CQ Roll Call
CQ Roll Call provides essential intelligence and grassroots advocacy resources to take action. As the premier source of news and coverage of elections and the politics of legislation, CQ is on the pulse of the legislative process and give their clients what they need to maximize their influence.
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closed 6/23/2015 via PR Newswire

Verizon Communications, acquired AOL Inc.

synopsis: Verizon Communications Inc., a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless communications, has acquired AOL Inc. AOL is at the center of disruption of how content is being produced, distributed, consumed and monetized by connecting publishers with advertisers on its global, programmatic content and advertising platforms.
buyer: Verizon Communications (VZ:$129,549.00)
Verizon Communications Inc., headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to consumer, business, government and wholesale customers. "
target: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL is a media technology company that simplifies the Internet for consumers and creators by unleashing the world's best builders of culture and code. AOL operates at scale, connecting tens of thousands of publishers with advertisers on its global and programmatic, content and advertising platforms.
price ($mm)[EV]
$4,135 [$4,126]
rev ($mm)
$2,569
EBITDA ($mm)
$433
EV / rev
1.7x
EV / EBITDA
9.9x
closed 8/17/2010 via PR Newswire

Ku6 Media Co., Ltd., purchased Online Audio Business from Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited

synopsis: Ku6 Media Co., Ltd. (formerly named Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd.) ("Ku6"), a leader in online video portal operations in China, and Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited ("Shanda"), a leading interactive entertainment media company in China, announced that Ku6 and Shanda have completed the asset transactions entered into on June 1, 2010.
buyer: Ku6 Media Co., Ltd. (KUTV:$10.91)
Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd. is a leader in artist development, music production, concerts and other music events and offline distribution, and distributon of music and music-related products such as ringtones, in China. "
seller: Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited (SNDA:$5,572.25)
Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited is a leading interactive entertainment media company in China. Shanda offers a portfolio of diversified entertainment content including some of the most popular massively multi-player and casual online games in China.
price ($mm)
$18
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closed 12/22/2010 via PR Newswire

Jesta Group, acquired Fox Mobile Group

synopsis: Jesta Group has announced the acquisition of Fox Mobile Group from News Corporation. FMG is a global leader in mobile content distribution, production and services. FMG includes such well-known consumer brands as Jamba, Jamster, Mobizzo and iLove, as well as Bitbop, a mobile video service and entertainment platform.
buyer: Jesta Group
Jesta Group is a diversified company with a long history as a leading investor in all classes of global real estate and hospitality as well as in other important sectors of the economy, notably in the fields of manufacturing, technology and aviation. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: Fox Mobile Group
Fox Mobile Group is a global leader in mobile content distribution, production and services. FMG includes such well-known consumer brands as Jamba, Jamster, Mobizzo and iLove, as well as Bitbop, a mobile video service and entertainment platform.
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closed 10/5/2010 via PR Newswire

Cellfish Media, LLC, acquired Airborne Mobile, Inc.

synopsis: Cellfish Media LLC, a mobile-internet publisher and mobile-marketing solution provider, had acquired Airborne Mobile, a leading mobile-application publisher. The newly formed Airborne Studios combines Cellfish Media's original-content publishing activities with Airborne Mobile's distribution of globally iconic brands.
buyer parent: Lagardère SCA
buyer: Cellfish Media, LLC
Cellfish Media provides publishers with mobile-marketing solutions to monetize their traffic and advertisers with a powerful and targeted tool to reach prospects and clients. Cellfish is a major player in Mobile-Internet publishing, with more than 14 million unique clients worldwide. "
target parent: CYBIRD Co., Ltd.
target: Airborne Mobile, Inc.
For over a decade, Airborne Mobile has blazed a distinctive trail, helping to pioneer, build and establish the burgeoning mobile media space by conceiving, creating and distributing best-of-breed mobile programs.
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announced 6/21/2005 via PR Newswire

CYBIRD Co., Ltd., will acquire Airborne Entertainment

synopsis: CYBIRD Co., Ltd., one of Japan's preeminent mobile media companies and a pioneer in mobile content services, announced today that it has agreed to acquire Airborne Entertainment Inc., one of North America's leading mobile entertainment companies, in a transaction valued at approximately $90 million.
buyer: CYBIRD Co., Ltd.
CYBIRD is a leading mobile content and service provider in Japan. Founded in September 1998. CYBIRD provides fully integrated content solutions and systems for Internet-enabled mobile phones, covering consultation, planning, content development, operation, and maintenance. "
target: Airborne Entertainment
Airborne Entertainment is a leading publisher of entertainment content for mobile phones. The company creates, packages, and distributes games, lifestyle applications, messaging services, ringtones and graphics in conjunction with the world's most recognizable media and consumer brands. Airborne's
price ($mm)
$71
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/8/2022 via Company Press Release

Cox Enterprises Inc., acquired Axios Media Inc.

synopsis: Cox Enterprises, a leading communications, media and automotive services company, has acquired Axios Media Inc., a media company dedicated to delivering vital, trustworthy news and analysis in the most efficient ways possible. Axios offers a mix of original and smartly narrated coverage of media trends, tech, business and politics.
buyer: Cox Enterprises Inc.
Cox Enterprises is a leading communications, media and automotive services company. With revenues over $20 billion and approximately 60,000 employees, the company's major operating subsidiaries include Cox Communications; Cox Automotive; and Cox Media Group. "
target: Axios Media Inc.
Axios is a media company delivering vital, trustworthy news and analysis in the most efficient, illuminating and shareable ways possible. They offer a mix of original and smartly narrated coverage of media trends, tech, business and politics.
price ($mm)
$525
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 7/25/2022 via GlobeNewswire

X1 Esports and Entertainment, will acquire ShiftRLE

synopsis: X1 Esports and Entertainment, a video games and media portfolio company which owns and operates a growing Esports franchise, has entered into an asset purchase agreement to acquire ShiftRLE, an online news outlet focused on the popular video game, Rocket League.
buyer: X1 Esports and Entertainment (CNSX:XONE:$0.07)
X1 Esports and Entertainment is a video game and media portfolio company which owns and operates a growing esports franchise, RixGG. The business of the Company is the competitive playing of video games by teams for cash prizes, and operations ancillary to such competition. "
target: ShiftRLE
ShiftRLE is an online news outlet focused on the popular video game, Rocket League. Shift currently reaches over 8 million impressions during the seasonal period of the Rocket League Championship Series, while seeing growth of 14 million impressions during transfer periods.
price ($mm)
$0.15
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/20/2022 via PR Newswire

Fiume Capital, Juggernaut Capital Partners, acquired Thrill One Sports & Entertainment

synopsis: Fiume Capital and Juggernaut Capital Partners has acquired Thrill One Sports & Entertainment. Thrill One was formed by uniting industry-leading brands Nitro Circus, Nitro Rallycross, Street League Skateboarding and Thrill One Media to become the world's leading producer of action sports events and original content.
buyer: Fiume Capital
buyer: Juggernaut Capital Partners
Fiume Capital is a leading private investment firm targeting investments in media, entertainment, and consumer sectors Juggernaut Capital Partners is a lower middle market private equity firm specializing in buyout and growth investments in the consumer and healthcare industries. "
target parent: The Raine Group
target: Thrill One Sports & Entertainment
Thrill One Sports & Entertainment is a next-generation content company that lives at the nexus of sports, entertainment and lifestyle, combining the resources of Nitro Circus, Street League Skateboarding (SLS), Nitro Rallycross (NRX) and Thrill One Media.
price ($mm)
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closed 7/6/2022 via BusinessWire

Playmaker, acquired World Soccer Talk

synopsis: Playmaker Capital Inc., a Canadian digital sports media company, has acquired World Soccer Talk, a website about watching soccer on TV & online. World Soccer Talk provides breaking news, deep analysis, and need-to-know broadcast and streaming information related to soccer events, leagues, and clubs globally.
buyer: Playmaker (TSXV:PMKR:$14.82)
Playmaker is a Canadian digital sports media company that lives at the intersection of sports, betting, media and technology. Playmaker is building a collection of premier sports media brands, curated to deliver audiences of sports fans to sports betting companies, leagues, teams and advertisers. "
target: World Soccer Talk
World Soccer Talk is a website about watching soccer on TV & online. World Soccer Talk provides breaking news, deep analysis, and need-to-know broadcast and streaming information related to soccer events, leagues, and clubs globally.
price ($mm)
$0.65
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/8/2022 via BusinessWire

Valnet Inc., acquired DualShockers

synopsis: Valnet Inc. has successfully completed the acquisition of DualShockers.com, a digital gaming publication revered by the gaming community. Founded in 2009, DualShockers.com has established itself as an authoritative source for the gaming community, with millions of readers visiting the site monthly for gaming news, reviews, guides, and previews.
buyer parent: Valsoft Corp
buyer: Valnet Inc.
With more than 3.5 billion sessions per year, Valnet is the leading digital content investment company that owns and operates a diversified portfolio of premier digital publishing assets across multiple verticals. "
target parent: GRV Media
target: DualShockers
Founded in 2009, DualShockers.com has established itself as an authoritative source for the gaming community, with millions of readers visiting the site monthly for gaming news, reviews, guides, and previews.
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closed 6/1/2022 via BusinessWire

Valnet Inc., acquired TopSpeed

synopsis: Valnet Inc. has successfully completed the acquisition of TopSpeed.com, a leading digital automotive publication. The site covers news and trends within the automotive industry by publishing daily articles, spy shots and thorough buyer guides and reviews.
buyer parent: Valsoft Corp
buyer: Valnet Inc.
With more than 3.5 billion sessions per year, Valnet is the leading digital content investment company that owns and operates a diversified portfolio of premier digital publishing assets across multiple verticals. "
target: TopSpeed
TopSpeed was founded in 2003 with the goal of becoming the preferred online destination for car enthusiasts. The site covers news and trends within the automotive industry by publishing daily articles, spy shots and thorough buyer guides and reviews.
price ($mm)
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closed 5/31/2022 via PR Newswire

Shutterstock, Inc., acquired Splash News

synopsis: Shutterstock, Inc. has acquired Splash News, one of the world's leading entertainment news networks for newsrooms and media companies. This acquisition solidifies Shutterstock Editorial's Newsroom offering as the premium destination for its global customers for unparalleled access to premium exclusive content.
buyer: Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE:SSTK:$789.27)
Shutterstock is a global creative platform offering full-service solutions, high-quality content, and tools for brands, businesses, and media companies. Shutterstock's comprehensive collection includes high-quality licensed photographs, vectors, illustrations, videos, and music. "
target: Splash News
Splash News is a leading source for image and video content across celebrity, red carpet and live events. Splash's comprehensive collection includes an archive of over 27 million images, and a contributor network of more than 4,000 photographers.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/31/2022 via BNC Analysis

eFuse, Inc., acquired Esports.gg

synopsis: Esports infrastructure startup eFuse has acquired media outlet Esports.GG. As a result of the acquisition, eFuse will relaunch the media outlet’s social channels. Moreover, Esports.GG will create a new content section that will display details and information about eFuse’s events.
buyer: eFuse, Inc.
eFuse is the number one platform to gamers to meet, compete, and be discovered. eFuse provides coverage on all the latest news in esports and lets users network with other gamers, build their brand, grow their following, join organizations, compete in tournaments, and more. "
target: Esports.gg
Esports.gg is a destination connecting esports fans to their passions. Esports.gg creates news and analysis for all gamers, esports fans and streaming enthusiasts into expert-led content featuring some of the best analysts, players, thinkers and writers in the history of esports.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/18/2022 via BNC Analysis

Flipspaces, acquired Renomania

synopsis: Flipspaces, a virtual reality (VR) design company in India, has acquired Renomania, a web portal in India dedicated to homebuilding and design. Renomania enables homeowners to get inspiring designs and professional support to build their dream home. Their website offers HD quality photos of beautiful homes and a database of qualified professionals.
buyer: Flipspaces
Flipspaces is a virtual reality (VR) design company in India that aims at disrupting the way consumers design and execute the interiors of their spaces. Flipspaces enables users to design their office spaces, retail space interiors, and rooms in VR. "
target: Renomania
Renomania is a web portal in India dedicated to homebuilding and design. Renomania enables Indian homeowners to get inspiring designs and professional support to build their dream home. Their website offers HD quality photos of beautiful homes and a database of qualified professionals and brands.
price ($mm)
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EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/4/2022 via BusinessWire

Playmaker, acquired The Sports Drop

synopsis: Playmaker Capital Inc., the digital sports media company that delivers authentic content experiences through its portfolio of sports media and technology brands, has acquired The Sports Drop, a U.S. based sports media company that focuses on NFL, NBA, MLB, and collegiate sports coverage.
buyer: Playmaker (TSXV:PMKR:$14.82)
Playmaker is a Canadian digital sports media company that lives at the intersection of sports, betting, media and technology. Playmaker is building a collection of premier sports media brands, curated to deliver audiences of sports fans to sports betting companies, leagues, teams and advertisers. "
target: The Sports Drop
The Sports Drop is a website that focuses on sport and sports culture. In an ecosystem filled with a glut of low-quality content, The Sports Drop provides sports fans with credible coverage of their favorite teams and sports. They focus on NFL, NBA, MLB, and collegiate sports coverage.
price ($mm)
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closed 4/20/2022 via Company Press Release

Better Collective A/S, acquired Futbin

synopsis: Better Collective, a global sports betting media group, has acquired Futbin, the world’s leading esports brand related to the FIFA esoccer game. Futbin is a community platform that provides players with insights into FIFA’s ‘Ultimate Team’ game mode. It provides details on player prices, as well as guides on squad builders and challenges.
buyer: Better Collective A/S (OM:BETCO:$192.22)
Better Collective is a global sports betting media group providing platforms that enhance the betting experience for sports fans and iGamers. Better Collective offers a range of editorial content, bookmaker information, data insights, betting tips, iGaming communities and educational tools. "
target: Futbin
Futbin is the world’s leading esports brand related to the FIFA esoccer game. Futbin is a community platform that provides the game’s player base with insights into FIFA’s ‘Ultimate Team’ game mode. It provides details on player prices, as well as guides on squad builders and challenges.
price ($mm)
$81
rev ($mm)
$14
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
8.1x
EV / EBITDA
announced 4/13/2022 via BNC Analysis

Footballco, will acquire Kooora

synopsis: Footballco, the world’s largest football content and media business, will acquire Kooora, the premiere Arabic sports website. Kooora provides in-depth news, up-to-date match results, match times, and controversial discussions for various sports, including football, basketball, handball, volleyball, tennis, hockey, and more.
buyer parent: TPG Capital
buyer: Footballco
Footballco is the world’s largest football content and media business. Footballco reaches to over 400 million fans per month across multiple platforms. Their websites and brands include Goal, Spox, Voetbalzone, and Player. "
target: Kooora
Kooora is the premiere Arabic sports website. Kooora provides in-depth news, up-to-date match results, match times, and controversial discussions for various sports, including football, basketball, handball, volleyball, tennis, hockey, and more.
price ($mm)
$25
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/5/2022 via GlobeNewswire

Ranker, acquired Listverse

synopsis: Ranker, a digital media company, has acquired Listverse, the original top 10 site. Listverse serves over eighteen million pages a month to more than eight million readers. They are focused on lists that intrigue and educate, specializing in the bizarre or lesser- known trivia.
buyer: Ranker
Ranker is a digital media company located in Los Angeles. The site features polls on entertainment, brands, sports, food and culture. Ranker claims to be one of the largest databases of opinions with more than 1 billion votes gathered on over millions of subjective voters. "
target: Listverse
Listverse, the original top 10 site, serves over eighteen million pages a month to more than eight million readers. They are focused on lists that intrigue and educate, specializing in the bizarre or lesser- known trivia.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 3/23/2022 via Company Press Release

Ebra SAS, acquired Humanoid SAS

synopsis: The EBRA group, a newspaper publisher in France, has acquired Humanoid, a French media company. Humanoid owns and operates 3 websites. Their brands include Frandroid, an online buyer's guide for smartphones, computers, TVs, and other technologies; Numerama, a news website focused on technology; and Madmoizelle, a lifestyle website aimed at women.
buyer parent: Groupe Credit Mutuel
buyer: Ebra SAS
EBRA is a newspaper publisher in France. EBRA owns and publishes 9 daily regional newspapers that are distributed across eastern France. Their papers include Le Dauphiné libéré, Le Progrès, l'Est républicain, le Républicain Lorrain, le Bien Public, le Journal de Saône et Loire, l'Alsace and more. "
target: Humanoid SAS
Humanoid is a French media company. Humanoid owns and operates 3 websites. Their brands include Frandroid, an online buyer's guide for smartphones, computers, TVs, and other technologies; Numerama, a news website focused on technology; and Madmoizelle, a lifestyle website aimed at women.
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2020
rev ($mm)
$1.43
EBITDA ($mm)
($7.42)
EBIT ($mm)
($7.55)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
14
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Givex Corporation
Givex Corporation
Givex is a global fintech company providing merchants with customer engagement, point of sale and payment solutions, all in a single platform. They are integrated with 1000+ technology partners, creating a fully end-to-end solution that delivers powerful customer insights.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$43.75
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.14
EBIT ($mm)
($0.63)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
300
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Ticker: AIM:UNG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Universe Group plc
Universe Group plc
Universe Group plc provides some of the world's leading retailers with point of sale, payment and loyalty solutions. The Group's solutions are based on its own proprietary software and are offered out of the Cloud on a software as a service model.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$26.32
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.69
EBIT ($mm)
$1.60
Net Income ($mm)
$0.67
Employees
249
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Ticker: TSXV:AKR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ackroo Inc.
Ackroo provides gift card and loyalty processing solutions to help businesses attract, retain and grow their customers and their revenues. Their solution can process gift card & loyalty transactions at the point-of-sale and provide merchants with important administrative and marketing data.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$5.02
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.94
EBIT ($mm)
($0.60)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: OTCPK:MFON
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mobivity
Mobivity
Mobivity helps restaurant and retail brands realize their strategy of growing their business by increasing customer frequency, engagement, and spend.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$11.78
EBITDA ($mm)
($4.45)
EBIT ($mm)
($4.52)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
61
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Ticker: SLC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Slyce
Slyce
Slyce is a visual search technology company based in Toronto, Ontario and is engaged in the business of providing advanced visual search software that allows consumers to purchase products at the moment they discover them - in the real world and online.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$0.83
EBITDA ($mm)
($9.35)
EBIT ($mm)
($9.48)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
70
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Ticker: AIM:PROX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Proxama Ltd.
Proxama Ltd.
Proxama are experts in NFC payments, ticketing and NFC and proximity marketing. Proxama's primary focus is on developing contactless payment solutions for mobiles through product development consultancy, systems integration and product licensing.
year
2014
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EBITDA ($mm)
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Ticker: AIM:TRMR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tremor International Ltd
Tremor International Ltd
Tremor International is a global leader in advertising technologies with operations in more than 60 countries. Tremor International offers digital advertising solutions leveraging the latest video, native, and display technology to reach the most valuable users for every app, service, and brand.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$290.01
EBITDA ($mm)
$92.63
EBIT ($mm)
$63.63
Net Income ($mm)
$65.12
Employees
564
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Ticker: IAC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IAC
IAC
IAC is a leading media and Internet company comprised of some of the world’s most recognized brands and products, such as HomeAdvisor, Vimeo, About.com, Dictionary.com, The Daily Beast, Investopedia, and Match Group’s online dating portfolio, which includes Match, OkCupid and Tinder.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$2,786.38
EBITDA ($mm)
($55.12)
EBIT ($mm)
($212.10)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
6400
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Ticker: TSE:4829
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nihon Enterprise Co., Ltd.
Nihon Enterprise Co., Ltd.
Nihon Enterprise Co., Ltd. is a content provider company that produces mobile contents such as music, games and customs for a variety of mobile media.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$41.78
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.94
EBIT ($mm)
$1.59
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
201
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Ticker: FB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Meta Platforms, Inc.
Meta Platforms, Inc.
Meta builds technologies that help people connect, find communities, and grow businesses. When Facebook launched in 2004, it changed the way people connect. Apps like Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp further empowered billions around the 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)
$83,589.72
EBITDA ($mm)
$26,174.19
EBIT ($mm)
$18,482.87
Net Income ($mm)
$33,551.52
Employees
116213
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Ticker: KOSE:A0354
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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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: TSE:9468
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kadokawa Dwango Corporation
Kadokawa Dwango Corporation
Kadokawa Dwango Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates in publishing, film, publishing rights, and digital content businesses. It also engages in the planning, development, and operation of network entertainment contents and systems; and operation of video-sharing Website.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$1,840.77
EBITDA ($mm)
$70.12
EBIT ($mm)
$25.46
Net Income ($mm)
$257.26
Employees
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Ticker: LSE:MAIL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mail.Ru LLC
Mail.Ru LLC
Mail.Ru Group develops Internet communications and entertainment services in Russia and globally. Today, the company operates Russian language social networks Vkontakte (VK), Odnoklassniki (OK) and Moi Mir (My World), instant messenger services in Russia — Agent Mail.Ru and ICQ and more.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,350.66
EBITDA ($mm)
$328.21
EBIT ($mm)
$246.11
Net Income ($mm)
$176.10
Employees
3463
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Ticker: TSE:2121
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mixi, Inc.
Mixi, Inc.
mixi, Inc. is an information technology (IT) company that has two business segments. The Social Net segment operates a Website for social networking services (SNSs) under the site name mixi. The Find Job! segment operates a job advertising site under the name Find Job!
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,098.60
EBITDA ($mm)
$236.69
EBIT ($mm)
$223.23
Net Income ($mm)
$144.76
Employees
960
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Ticker: TSE:3632
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gree, Inc.
Gree, Inc.
GREE develops games at its studios in Japan, North America, and South Korea, producing high-ranking titles in the app markets of each region. The company was founded in 2004.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$703.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$97.60
EBIT ($mm)
$85.11
Net Income ($mm)
$42.53
Employees
1416
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Ticker: SRAD
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sportradar AG
Sportradar AG
Sportradar is a global provider of sports betting and sports entertainment products and services. The company provides sports federations, news media, consumer platforms, and sports betting operators with a range of solutions to help grow their business.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$610.93
EBITDA ($mm)
$176.80
EBIT ($mm)
$56.18
Net Income ($mm)
$13.68
Employees
2959
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Ticker: KOSE:A1817
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NHN Corporation
NHN is a global IT company with an expansive IT-based business portfolio. NHN offers a wide array of services, including game, webtoon, music, advertisement, commerce, fintech, cloud, and entertainment based on its expertise in IT operation as well as its technology and service operation skills.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$580.79
EBITDA ($mm)
$131.99
EBIT ($mm)
$111.99
Net Income ($mm)
$40.48
Employees
2532
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Ticker: TSE:4298
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Proto Corp.
Proto Corporation provides information about new and pre-owned cars, motorcycles, and parts through magazines and the Internet. The Company also provides information such as restaurants, golf courses, and ski resorts.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$565.16
EBITDA ($mm)
$58.52
EBIT ($mm)
$46.58
Net Income ($mm)
$44.31
Employees
1455
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Ticker: NasdaqGS:BILI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bilibili Inc.
Bilibili Inc.
Bilibili represents the iconic brand of online entertainment with a mission to enrich the everyday life of young generations in China. Bilibili is a full-spectrum online entertainment world covering a wide array of genres and media formats, including videos, live broadcasting and mobile games.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$537.71
EBITDA ($mm)
($23.79)
EBIT ($mm)
($72.85)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1903
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Ticker: BNFT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Benefitfocus, Inc.
Benefitfocus, Inc.
Benefitfocus is the largest healthcare and voluntary benefits software provider in the U.S. Benefitfocus offers a single Web-based platform for benefit shopping, enrollment, management and industry-standard data exchange.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$264.22
EBITDA ($mm)
$23.02
EBIT ($mm)
$6.27
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1200
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Ticker: BETS B:STO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Betsson AB
Betsson AB
Betsson AB’s Core Business consists of owning and administering shareholdings in companies which, themselves or through partners, offer gaming to the end users via the internet. It owns Betsson Malta which operates gaming to the end users either through their own websites or through partnerships.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$252.73
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$76.82
Employees
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