Like Newsle Inc.

closed 7/14/2014 via Company Press Release

LinkedIn Corporation, acquired Newsle Inc.

synopsis: Newsle has announecd that they have been acquired by LinkedIn. Newsle tracks real news, not social news. Every story in the Newsle newsfeed is a real news article from a newspaper, news website, or blog that mentions or quotes the user's friend. Newsle combs the web continuously, analyzing over 1 million articles each day.
buyer: LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD:$3,213.87)
LinkedIn connects the world's professionals to make them more productive and successful. With approximately 277 million members worldwide, including executives from every Fortune 500 company, LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network on the Internet. "
target parent: SV Angel, LLC
target: Newsle Inc.
Newsle tracks real news, not social news. Every story in the Newsle newsfeed is a real news article from a newspaper, news website, or blog that mentions or quotes the user's friend. Newsle combs the web continuously, analyzing over 1 million articles each day.
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closed 7/30/2020 via Company Press Release

Cafeyn, acquired Blendle

synopsis: Cafeyn, the perfect app to read favorite magazines and discover new titles, has acquired Blendle, the Netherlands’ biggest news platform, to become the leading European newspaper and magazine information streaming platform.
buyer: Cafeyn
Cafeyn is the perfect app to read favourite magazines and discover new titles. Cafeyn provides easy access to a library of hundreds of magazines. Cafeyn now features a new Smart Reading function, for a more comfortable digital reading experience. "
target: Blendle
Blendle is a Dutch online news platform that aggregates articles from a variety of newspapers and magazines and sells them on a pay-per-article basis. The key differences to similar websites is the ability for registered users to easily pay a small price per article.
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closed 10/1/2020 via BusinessWire

Charles Thayne Capital, acquired World Archives

synopsis: Charles Thayne Capital, a growth-oriented private investment firm partnering with market-leading technology and tech-enabled companies, has acquired World Archives, the operator of NewspaperArchive.com, the leading off-copyright database of digitized historical newspaper content.
buyer: Charles Thayne Capital
Charles Thayne Capital is a leading growth-oriented investment firm focused on market-leading technology and technology-enabled companies. Charles Thayne Capital provides minority and majority investment capital to companies that are at a significant inflection point in their growth journey. "
target: World Archives
World Archives, operator of NewspaperArchive.com, is one of the largest archives of off-copyright historic newspapers available in the world with close to 300 million pages of content. NewspaperArchive.com enables users to investigate historical records and trace family history.
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closed 3/22/2017 via PR Newswire

Pamplona Capital Management LLP, acquired Legacy.com, Inc.

synopsis: Pamplona Capital Management, a Boston-based specialist investment manager, has acquired a majority interest in Legacy.com, the leading provider of obituary-related products and services to newspapers, funeral homes, and more than 43 million monthly visitors across the globe.
buyer: Pamplona Capital Management LLP
Pamplona Capital Management is a London, New York, and Boston-based specialist investment manager established in 2005 that provides an alternative investment platform across private equity, fund of hedge funds, and single-manager hedge fund investments. "
target parent: Great Hill Partners LLC
target: Legacy.com, Inc.
Legacy.com is an innovative technology company that is the online leader in the memorial and obituary market. Legacy.com collaborates with more than 1,500 newspaper and funeral home clients to provide ways for individuals to express condolences and share remembrances of loved ones.
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closed 5/18/2016 via GlobeNewswire

Ancestry.com, acquired Adpay, Inc.

synopsis: Ancestry.com LLC, the largest provider of family history and personal DNA testing, announced that its subsidiary has entered into a definitive Agreement and Plan of Merger to acquire Adpay, Inc., creators and operators of the Memoriams.com obituary input network.
buyer parent: Permira
buyer: Ancestry.com
Ancestry.com is the world's largest online family history resource with approximately 2.7 million paying subscribers across all its websites. More than 12 billion records have been added to the Ancestry.com sites and users have created more than 50 million family trees. "
target: Adpay, Inc.
For a decade Adpay has been the leading provider of patented online and mobile solutions for media companies. Through its comprehensive product suite, Adpay provides the competitive edge that its partners need to attract and retain advertisers.
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announced 4/22/2015 via PR Web

Legacy.com, Inc., will acquire tributes.com

synopsis: Legacy.com, the Internet's leader in obituaries and related services, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Tributes.com. Tributes.com's site is relied on by thousands of funeral homes, 140 broadcast stations and over 5 million visitors each month for obituary news.
buyer parent: Great Hill Partners LLC
buyer: Legacy.com, Inc.
Founded in 1998, Legacy.com operates the world’s largest network of obituary websites, covering 75% of all deaths in the U.S. through partnerships with 85% of U.S. newspapers, and the funeral homes they serve. Legacy.com is headquartered in Evanston, IL. "
target: tributes.com
Tributes.com has made obituary and online memorial service information easily accessible with 100 million and growing current and historical death records dating back to the 1930s.
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closed 5/9/2013 via Company Press Release

Legacy.com, Inc., acquired iAnnounce

synopsis: Legacy.com, Inc., the leading provider of online obituary solutions in the U.S., announced it has acquired Web Announcements Ltd, the parent company of iAnnounce, the European leader in online obituaries and family announcements.
buyer parent: Great Hill Partners LLC
buyer: Legacy.com, Inc.
Founded in 1998, Legacy.com operates the world’s largest network of obituary websites, covering 75% of all deaths in the U.S. through partnerships with 85% of U.S. newspapers, and the funeral homes they serve. Legacy.com is headquartered in Evanston, IL. "
target: iAnnounce
iAnnounce want people to be able to share their family news with everyone in their community. iAnnounce members are be able to share in the lives of their friends and neighbours - in happy times and in times of sadness and loss.
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closed 4/6/2012 via Company Press Release

Great Hill Partners LLC, acquired Legacy.com, Inc.

synopsis: Legacy.com, the market leader in the online obituary space, has been acquired by Great Hill Partners, a Boston-based private equity firm with over $2.5 billion under management. The Company hosts feature-rich obituary sites for partners that include more than 800 newspapers in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Australia, and New Zealand.
buyer: Great Hill Partners LLC
Great Hill Partners is a private equity firm that manages over $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, healthcare, media, communications and software industries. "
target: Legacy.com, Inc.
Founded in 1998, Legacy.com operates the world’s largest network of obituary websites, covering 75% of all deaths in the U.S. through partnerships with 85% of U.S. newspapers, and the funeral homes they serve. Legacy.com is headquartered in Evanston, IL.
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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 3/15/2019 via BusinessWire

Minute Media, acquired The Big Lead

synopsis: Minute Media, a leading global technology and publishing platform, announced the acquisition of The Big Lead, an American news blog. The website mainly covers sports news, although it also touches on a varying degree of other news topics ranging from politics to pop culture.
buyer: Minute Media
Minute Media is a leading media and technology company focused on two main pillars—platform and content. Minute Media’s platform serves as the company’s foundation, powering their content as well as enabling the evolution of other market-leading digital media brands. "
target parent: Gannett Co., Inc.
target: The Big Lead
The Big Lead is an American news blog. The website mainly covers sports news, although it also touches on a varying degree of other news topics ranging from politics to pop culture.
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closed 6/1/2013 via BNC Analysis

Firstpost, acquired Faking News

synopsis: Online news portal Firstpost.com has acquired FakingNews.com. FakingNews.com will remain as a standalone entity. Fakingnews.com operates a current affairs satire portal.
buyer parent: Network 18 Media & Investments Ltd.
buyer: Firstpost
Firstpost.com will serve as a trusted guide to the crush of news and ideas around India. With thoughtful analysis and fearless views, its team of editors and writers will track news in India and the world and provide a perspective that is reflective of a changing dynamic. "
target: Faking News
Fakingnews.com owns and operates a current affairs satire portal. It is based in India.
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closed 2/8/2011 via GlobeNewswire

The Equities Group, Inc., acquired NewsBase-360

synopsis: The Equities Group, Inc. has announced that it has completed its acquisition of NewsBase360.com, a blog that delivers viral news recommendation and discovery to its readers regarding business, technology, marketing, social media, and gadgets.
buyer: The Equities Group, Inc.
The Equities Group, Inc. is a leading Internet company uniquely interlinking a portfolio of highly-related brands to create a social network bridging the world's financial markets and investment communities. "
target: NewsBase-360
NewsBase-360 is a blog that delivers viral news recommendation and discovery to its readers regarding business, technology, marketing, social media, and gadgets.
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closed 3/7/2011 via BusinessWire

AOL Inc., acquired The Huffington Post

synopsis: AOL Inc. has announced that it has closed its acquisition of The Huffington Post, the influential and rapidly growing news and opinion site with over 27 million unique monthly US visitors.
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: The Huffington Post
HuffingtonPost.com is an online news site and group blog. Its services include an ongoing open competition for user-generated Web projects that involves reviewing entries, recruiting new contestants, providing tech support and encouragement to current contestants, and more.
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closed 7/8/2020 via BNC Analysis

iMedia Asia Sdn Bhd, acquired Oh! Media

synopsis: iMedia, a digital media company operated by a team of experienced media specialists, has acquired majority stakes in Oh Media, owner and publisher of Malaysia social news portal Oh! Media. Based in Malaysia, Oh! Media is a media and advertising company on the internet that uses this valuable medium to the maximum level.
buyer: iMedia Asia Sdn Bhd
Based in Malaysia and backed by Catcha Group, iMedia is a new digital media company operated by a team of experienced media specialists. iMedia sells media advertising solutions for popular local language sites and social influencer platforms. "
target: Oh! Media
Based in Malaysia, Oh! Media is a media and advertising company on the internet that uses this valuable medium to the maximum level. Oh! Media is the owner and publisher of Malaysia social news portal Oh! Media.
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closed 5/25/2020 via Company Press Release

Stuff, acquired Stuff

synopsis: Stuff's CEO, Sinead Boucher, has acquired the company from Nine Entertainment, Australia’s largest locally owned media company. Stuff is New Zealand's largest and most popular news site. Stuff covers every aspect of news and information, from breaking national and international crises through to in-depth features, sports, business, and more.
buyer: Stuff
Stuff is New Zealand's largest and most popular news site. Stuff covers every aspect of news and information, from breaking national and international crises through to in-depth features, sports, business, entertainment and technology articles, weather reports, movie reviews and more. "
target parent: Nine Entertainment Co. Pty Ltd.
target: Stuff
Stuff is New Zealand's largest and most popular news site. Stuff covers every aspect of news and information, from breaking national and international crises through to in-depth features, sports, business, entertainment and technology articles, weather reports, movie reviews and more.
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closed 3/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Bustle Digital Group, acquired The Outline

synopsis: Bustle Digital Group, the largest premium publisher for millennial women, has acquired The Outline, a digital media company focused on power, culture, and future. The Outline is a niche digital magazine that wants to help their readers understand the world better, feed their curiosity, and show them something new.
buyer: Bustle Digital Group
Bustle Digital Group is the largest premium publisher reaching millennial women. Every month, nearly 80 million readers turn to Bustle Digital Group publications — Bustle, Romper, Elite Daily, and The Zoe Report — for impactful conversation around the interests and issues engaging women today. "
target: The Outline
The Outline is a digital media company focused on power, culture, and future. The Outline is a niche digital magazine that does not play to search engines and easy clicks. They want to help their readers understand the world better, feed their curiosity, and show them something new.
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closed 7/13/2018 via Company Press Release

Africa.com, acquired iAfrica.com

synopsis: Africa.com has completed its acquisition of iAfrica.com, South Africa’s oldest and most iconic news portal from South African media giant, Primedia (Pty) Ltd and telecoms powerhouse, MTN (Pty) Ltd. iAfrica was founded in the late 1990s, and remains one of South Africa’s most recognized brands as a highly credible news source.
buyer: Africa.com
Africa.com is the leading African digital media company providing business, political, cultural, lifestyle, travel, news and more. Africa.com is a media holding company with an extensive array of platforms that reach a global audience interested in African content and community. "
target parent: Primedia Limited
target: iAfrica.com
iAfrica is one of South Africa's oldest web portals in existence for more than 15 years. As a privately owned media company, they offer an independent voice. They are an unbiased news source with a South African perspective on happenings around the world, in Africa, and within their own borders.
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closed 6/19/2018 via BusinessWire

Cheddar, acquired Need2Know

synopsis: Cheddar, the leading post cable networks company, announced it has acquired Need2Know, a free daily newsletter with more than 350,000 US subscribers covering business, tech, politics, world events, sports and entertainment.
buyer: Cheddar
Cheddar is the leading post-cable networks company. Its programming is available on Sling TV, Hulu, YouTube TV, Snapchat, Amazon, Twitter, 60% of smart tvs in the U.S., and Facebook. "
target: Need2Know
Need 2 Know is a weekday morning newsletter that brings people quick shots of the day’s top stories in world events, politics, business, tech, sports, entertainment and more.
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closed 4/5/2017 via BNC Analysis

Henneo, acquired Lainformacion.com

synopsis: Henneo, a media group that operates the newspapers Heraldo de Aragón, 20 minutos, Diario del AltoAragón and Heraldo de Soria, has acquired the digital newspaper, Lainformacion.com. Lainformacion.com is an independent news site based out of Madrid, Spain and has a user base of almost 4 million users.
buyer: Henneo
Henneo is a group with more than 1,300 employees, which operates in four business areas: Media, Audiovisual, Technology and Industrial. Their media sector operates the newspapers Heraldo de Aragón, 20 minutos, Diario del AltoAragón and Heraldo de Soria. "
target: Lainformacion.com
Lainformacion.com is an independent news site based out of Madrid, Spain. They were founded in 2009 and have a user base of almost 4 million users.
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closed 1/4/2017 via Company Press Release

Mark Curry, acquired NotiCel

synopsis: Entrepreneur and philanthropist Mark E. Curry, founder of SOL Partners, has acquired NotiCel, a leading digital newspaper serving the people of Puerto Rico, the United States, and Latin America.
buyer: Mark Curry
Mark E. Curry, an entrepreneur and philanthropist, is the founder of SOL Partners. SOL offers professional business services to domestic and international clients, including investment and acquisition guidance, asset management and risk management. "
target: NotiCel
NotiCel is one of the Caribbean island's main and fastest-growing online dailies. O2 Communications is the publisher of noticel.com, founded in 2011 and considered Puerto Rico’s first and most influential digital daily news provider.
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closed 7/14/2014 via Company Press Release

LinkedIn Corporation, acquired Newsle Inc.

synopsis: Newsle has announecd that they have been acquired by LinkedIn. Newsle tracks real news, not social news. Every story in the Newsle newsfeed is a real news article from a newspaper, news website, or blog that mentions or quotes the user's friend. Newsle combs the web continuously, analyzing over 1 million articles each day.
buyer: LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD:$3,213.87)
LinkedIn connects the world's professionals to make them more productive and successful. With approximately 277 million members worldwide, including executives from every Fortune 500 company, LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network on the Internet. "
target parent: SV Angel, LLC
target: Newsle Inc.
Newsle tracks real news, not social news. Every story in the Newsle newsfeed is a real news article from a newspaper, news website, or blog that mentions or quotes the user's friend. Newsle combs the web continuously, analyzing over 1 million articles each day.
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closed 8/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

Scribd, Inc., acquired SlideShare Inc.

synopsis: Scribd, an American e-book and audiobook subscription service, has acquired SlideShare, a leading professional content sharing community, from LinkedinIn.
buyer: Scribd, Inc.
Scribd is an American e-book and audiobook subscription service that includes one million titles. Scribd hosts 60 million documents on its open publishing platform. "
target parent: Microsoft Corporation
target: SlideShare Inc.
Founded in 2006, SlideShare is a leading professional content sharing community. Professionals can upload content for free, discover people through content, and content through people. SlideShare brings presentations, documents and videos to life on the web for professionals to discover and share.
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announced 5/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

LinkedIn Corporation, will acquire Drawbridge

synopsis: LinkedIn is acquiring digital identity management vendor Drawbridge Inc. Drawbridge uses large-scale AI and machine learning technology to build democratized solutions for identity. Linkedin plans for Drawbridge to help users better reach and understand their professional audiences and measure the ROI of their campaigns across mobile and desktop.
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: Drawbridge
Drawbridge uses AI and machine learning technology to build democratized solutions for identity. Drawbridge's technology allows companies to better understand their users for advertising, personalization, content management, product recommendation, authentication, risk detection, and more.
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closed 10/10/2018 via BNC Analysis

LinkedIn Corporation, acquired Glint Inc.

synopsis: Microsoft's LinkedIn announced the acquisition of Glint, a real-time employee engagement platform to help global organizations increase employee engagement, develop their people, and improve business results.
buyer parent: Microsoft Corporation
buyer: LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD:$3,213.87)
LinkedIn Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates an online professional network worldwide. The company allows members to create, manage, and share their professional identity online; build and engage with their professional networks; and access shared knowledge and insights. "
target: Glint Inc.
Glint Inc. develops a real-time employee engagement platform for organizations. It offers Visibility solution that enables HR teams, leaders, and managers to access data, and displays it in ways that highlights strengths, weaknesses, trends, and areas of concern at a glance.
price ($mm)
$450
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closed 7/27/2016 via BNC Analysis

LinkedIn Corporation, acquired PointDrive

synopsis: LinkedIn, the social network for professionals with 430 million users, has acquired PointDrive, a startup that has built a service that lets salespeople share visual content with prospective clients to help seal the deal.
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: PointDrive
PointDrive is a simple to use sales tool that allows people to package up, personalize, and track the content they share throughout the closing process. PointDrive increases revenue by driving more engagement during the most impressionable stage of the sales cycle.
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closed 12/8/2016 via Wall Street Journal

Microsoft Corporation, acquired LinkedIn Corporation

synopsis: Worldwide leader in software, services and solutions, Microsoft Corp. closed its roughly $26 billion deal to buy professional-networking site LinkedIn, cementing the largest acquisition in the tech giant’s history.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$168,088.00)
Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Microsoft develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a range of software products and services for various computing devices worldwide. "
target: LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD:$3,213.87)
LinkedIn Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates an online professional network worldwide. The company allows members to create, manage, and share their professional identity online; build and engage with their professional networks; and access shared knowledge and insights.
price ($mm)[EV]
$27,881 [$25,887]
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$3,214
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$266
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announced 2/4/2016 via Company Press Release

LinkedIn Corporation, will acquire Connectifier, Inc.

synopsis: Connectifier, a technology recruiting startup business, is to be acquired by LinkedIn, a company that operates an online professional network worldwide. Connectifier, Inc. develops an online platform for discovering, qualifying, and connecting with candidates among various recruiting technologies.
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: Connectifier, Inc.
Connectifier, Inc. develops an online platform for discovering, qualifying, and connecting with candidates among various recruiting technologies. Its platform helps recruiters find, qualify, and contact job candidates by leveraging a database of candidate profiles directly.
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$142
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closed 8/27/2015 via BNC Analysis

LinkedIn Corporation, acquired Fliptop

synopsis: The world’s largest professional networking website, LinkedIn has announced its acquisition of Fliptop, a leading provider of predictive sales and marketing software. Fliptop's web platform automatically keeps a brand's contact data "socially fresh," enabling brands to personalize marketing, provide better support and generate more sales.
buyer: LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD:$3,213.87)
LinkedIn connects the world's professionals to make them more productive and successful. With approximately 277 million members worldwide, including executives from every Fortune 500 company, LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network on the Internet. "
target: Fliptop
Fliptop provides Social Intelligence, connecting email and social identities. Their web platform automatically keeps a brand's contact data "socially fresh," enabling brands to personalize marketing, provide better support and generate more sales.
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closed 5/14/2015 via GlobeNewswire

LinkedIn Corporation, acquired Lynda.com

synopsis: LinkedIn, announced that it has closed the acquisition of lynda.com, a leading online learning company teaching business, technology and creative skills to help people achieve their professional goals. Lynda.com is a leading online learning company teaching business, technology and creative skills.
buyer: LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD:$3,213.87)
LinkedIn connects the world's professionals to make them more productive and successful. With approximately 277 million members worldwide, including executives from every Fortune 500 company, LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network on the Internet. "
target: Lynda.com
lynda.com is an online learning company that helps anyone learn software, business, and design skills to achieve personal and professional goals. With a lynda.com subscription, members receive unlimited access to a vast library of high quality, current, and engaging video tutorials.
price ($mm)
$1,500
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$162
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closed 4/2/2015 via Company Press Release

LinkedIn Corporation, acquired Refresh

synopsis: Refresh has been acquired by LinkedIn. Refresh produces an iOS app of the same name which surfaces insights about people in user's networks right before they meet. Refresh finds common ground with users by searching the web and social networks to deliver insights about contacts: mutual interest, shared passions and important moments.
buyer: LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD:$3,213.87)
LinkedIn connects the world's professionals to make them more productive and successful. With approximately 277 million members worldwide, including executives from every Fortune 500 company, LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network on the Internet. "
target: Refresh
Refresh is an iOS app that is used to generate social insights about people. It searches the web and social networks to create comprehensive profiles of people users meet, their contacts, their leads, or anybody they search. Using Refresh allows for an instant rapport between people.
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closed 3/16/2015 via Company Press Release

LinkedIn Corporation, acquired Careerify

synopsis: Networking company, LinkedIn has acquired Toronto based startup Careerify with the aim of automating the referrals process using big data. Careerify is a leading edge Internet company leveraging today's technologies to help employers connect with the right candidates, both active and passive.
buyer: LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD:$3,213.87)
LinkedIn connects the world's professionals to make them more productive and successful. With approximately 277 million members worldwide, including executives from every Fortune 500 company, LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network on the Internet. "
target: Careerify
Careerify is a leading edge Internet company leveraging today's technologies to help employers connect with the right candidates, both active and passive.
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announced 7/22/2014 via Company Press Release

LinkedIn Corporation, will acquire Bizo, Inc.

synopsis: LinkedIn has agreed to acquire Bizo, the world's first targeted B2B audience targeting platform and advertising network, and currently reaches more than 45 million targeted business people across thousands of sites on the web. Bizo has created a new approach to online B2B marketing with precise ad targeting that's based on a prospect's bizographic.
buyer: LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD:$3,213.87)
LinkedIn connects the world's professionals to make them more productive and successful. With approximately 277 million members worldwide, including executives from every Fortune 500 company, LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network on the Internet. "
target: Bizo, Inc.
Bizo, Inc. is the world's first targeted B2B audience targeting platform and advertising network, and currently reaches more than 45 million targeted business people across thousands of sites on the web.
price ($mm)
$175
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closed 7/14/2014 via Company Press Release

LinkedIn Corporation, acquired Newsle Inc.

synopsis: Newsle has announecd that they have been acquired by LinkedIn. Newsle tracks real news, not social news. Every story in the Newsle newsfeed is a real news article from a newspaper, news website, or blog that mentions or quotes the user's friend. Newsle combs the web continuously, analyzing over 1 million articles each day.
buyer: LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD:$3,213.87)
LinkedIn connects the world's professionals to make them more productive and successful. With approximately 277 million members worldwide, including executives from every Fortune 500 company, LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network on the Internet. "
target parent: SV Angel, LLC
target: Newsle Inc.
Newsle tracks real news, not social news. Every story in the Newsle newsfeed is a real news article from a newspaper, news website, or blog that mentions or quotes the user's friend. Newsle combs the web continuously, analyzing over 1 million articles each day.
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closed 2/6/2014 via GlobeNewswire

LinkedIn Corporation, acquired Bright

synopsis: LinkedIn, the world's largest professional network on the Internet with approximately 277 million members worldwide, announced it agreed to acquire Bright, a company that leverages data insights and matching technology to connect prospects and employers.
buyer: LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD:$3,213.87)
LinkedIn connects the world's professionals to make them more productive and successful. With approximately 277 million members worldwide, including executives from every Fortune 500 company, LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network on the Internet. "
target: Bright
Bright eliminates the noise in the hiring process by efficiently connecting job seekers to their best opportunities, and employers to their top prospects. Bright Score, examines thousands of data points to find the best fit between job seekers and job openings.
price ($mm)
$120
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/22/2013 via BNC Analysis

LinkedIn Corporation, acquired Maybe, Inc.

synopsis: LinkedIn has acqui-hired Maybe, the social polling startup founded by Omar Hamoui. Maybe, Inc. runs a service that organizes peoples' decisions and gets them help in making them.
buyer: LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD:$3,213.87)
LinkedIn connects the world's professionals to make them more productive and successful. With more than 225 million members in over 200 countries and territories worldwide, including executives from every Fortune 500 company, LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network on the Internet. "
target: Maybe, Inc.
Maybe, Inc. runs a service that organizes peoples' decisions and gets them help in making them. They help compile options from around the web, organize those options into decisions, and gives the option of asking friends or the Maybe community at large for help in making better decisions.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 4/11/2013 via GlobeNewswire

LinkedIn Corporation, will acquire Pulse

synopsis: LinkedIn, the world's largest professional network on the Internet with more than 200 million members worldwide, announced it agreed to acquire Pulse (owned by Alphonso Labs, Inc.), a leading news reader and mobile content distribution platform.
buyer: LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD:$3,213.87)
Founded in 2003, LinkedIn connects the world's professionals to make them more productive and successful. With more than 200 million members worldwide, including executives from every Fortune 500 company, LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network on the Internet. "
target: Pulse
Pulse is one of the most widely used platforms for content consumption on the Internet. Pulse has more than 30 million users who have activated its iOS and Android-based news reader apps in more than 190 countries.
price ($mm)
$100
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 5/3/2012 via GlobeNewswire

LinkedIn Corporation, will acquire SlideShare Inc.

synopsis: LinkedIn, the world's largest professional network on the Internet with 161 million members worldwide, announced it agreed to acquire SlideShare, a leading professional content sharing community. Founded in October 2006, SlideShare helps professionals discover people through content, and content through people.
buyer: LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD:$3,213.87)
LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network on the Internet. The company has a diversified business model with revenues coming from member subscriptions, marketing solutions and hiring solutions. "
target: SlideShare Inc.
Founded in 2006, SlideShare is a leading professional content sharing community. Professionals can upload content for free, discover people through content, and content through people. SlideShare brings presentations, documents and videos to life on the web for professionals to discover and share.
price ($mm)
$72
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/23/2012 via BNC Analysis

LinkedIn Corporation, acquired Rapportive

synopsis: Linkedin has announced that it has acquired Rapportive. The plugin offers users context related to their contacts inside Gmail. It comes in the form of a plugin which replaces your sidebar inside Gmail.
buyer: LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD:$3,213.87)
LinkedIn is an internet platform company focused on connecting the world's professionals. Built upon trusted connections and relationships, LinkedIn has established the world’s largest and most powerful professional network. "
target: Rapportive
Rapportive shows you everything about your contacts right inside your inbox. You can immediately see what people look like, where they're based, and what they do. Rapportive allows you to establish rapport with your contacts by mentioning shared interests.
price ($mm)
$15
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/12/2011 via BNC Analysis

LinkedIn Corporation, acquired IndexTank, Inc.

synopsis: Professional social network LinkedIn has acquired hosted search startup IndexTank. IndexTank is a real-time, hosted search engine service that allows developers to quickly build search-based applications without having to worry about hosting their own search software. Its features include real-time feed indexing, geo search, and more.
buyer: LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD:$3,213.87)
LinkedIn is an internet platform company focused on connecting the world's professionals. Built upon trusted connections and relationships, LinkedIn has established the world’s largest and most powerful professional network. "
target: IndexTank, Inc.
IndexTank is a real-time, hosted search engine service that allows developers to quickly build search-based applications without having to worry about hosting their own search software.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/5/2011 via Forbes

LinkedIn Corporation, acquired Connected

synopsis: LinkedIn has acquired Connected, a contact management start-up, raising possibilities for a future LinkedIn CRM service. Connected is a customer relationship management tool for people or businesses who do not want to or are too small to use Salesforce.com. It provides a way for people to manage all their contacts online.
buyer: LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD:$3,213.87)
LinkedIn is an internet platform company focused on connecting the world's professionals. Built upon trusted connections and relationships, LinkedIn has established the world’s largest and most powerful professional network. "
target: Connected
Connected provides a customer relationship management tool that offers users a way to manage all of their contacts online from multiple sources like Gmail, Facebook, and LinkedIn. Users' contacts are automatically updated with their latest company, title, email, location, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/23/2010 via BusinessWire

LinkedIn Corporation, acquired ChoiceVendor

synopsis: LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network with more than 75 million members globally, has acquired ChoiceVendor, a startup that provides real-world ratings and reviews of business-to-business service providers in more than 70 categories across the United States.
buyer: LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD:$3,213.87)
LinkedIn is an internet platform company focused on connecting the world's professionals. The company is privately held and has a diversified business model with revenues driven from user subscriptions, advertising sales and enterprise software licensing. "
target: ChoiceVendor
ChoiceVendor provides real-world ratings and reviews of business-to-business service providers in more than 70 categories across the United States. The company is based in San Francisco and was founded by chief executive officer Yan-David Erlich and vice president of engineering Rama Ranganath.
price ($mm)[EV]
$3.90 [$2.81]
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 12/23/2016 via Yahoo, Inc.

Figaro Classifieds, will acquire Viadeo S.A.

synopsis: The Paris commercial court approved the sale of Viadeo to Figaro Classifieds. Viadeo is France's leading professional social network. Viadeo offers businesses bespoke support thanks to its teams present nationwide, as well as its range of solutions tailored to their specific needs.
buyer parent: Le Figaro
buyer: Figaro Classifieds
Figaro Classifieds S.A. operates in the internet classified advertisements market in France. It provides web, print, and mobile media solutions in three main business areas: employment, training, and real estate. "
target: Viadeo S.A. (ENXTPA:VIAD:$21.35)
Viadeo is France's leading professional social network, with close to 11 million members. Viadeo offers businesses, whatever their sector or location, bespoke support thanks to its teams present nationwide, as well as its range of solutions tailored to their specific needs.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/28/2016 via BNC Analysis

Cirpack, acquired Amplement

synopsis: Cirpack, a leading editor of VoIP & Unified Communications software, is acquiring Amplement, a professional social network that allows people to share and collaborate in realtime with professionals around the world.
buyer parent: Technicolor SA
buyer: Cirpack
Cirpack is a leading editor of VoIP & Unified Communications software and operator of a Telecom "Platform as a Service"​ in the Cloud. They are based in France. "
target: Amplement
Amplement is a professional social network that allows people to share and collaborate in realtime with professionals around the world. With more than half a million active members in France, Amplement is becoming an indispensable tool for the professional world.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/8/2016 via Wall Street Journal

Microsoft Corporation, acquired LinkedIn Corporation

synopsis: Worldwide leader in software, services and solutions, Microsoft Corp. closed its roughly $26 billion deal to buy professional-networking site LinkedIn, cementing the largest acquisition in the tech giant’s history.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$168,088.00)
Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Microsoft develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a range of software products and services for various computing devices worldwide. "
target: LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD:$3,213.87)
LinkedIn Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates an online professional network worldwide. The company allows members to create, manage, and share their professional identity online; build and engage with their professional networks; and access shared knowledge and insights.
price ($mm)[EV]
$27,881 [$25,887]
rev ($mm)
$3,214
EBITDA ($mm)
$266
EV / rev
8.1x
EV / EBITDA
98.4x
closed 1/25/2016 via BNC Analysis

Agora SA, acquired GoldenLine Sp. z o.o.

synopsis: Agora SA, one of the biggest media companies in Poland, bought a 53% stake in the internet portal GoldenLine. GoldenLine is the biggest business-oriented social networking website in Poland, with over 1.8 million members. GoldenLine makes it easier for recruiters to find the right employees and for employees to find their dream jobs.
buyer: Agora SA (WSE:AGO:$336.55)
Agora is one of the biggest media companies in Poland, operating since 1989 in such areas as newspapers, magazines, Internet, mobile applications, radio, cinema, TV and outdoor advertising. Agora offers its clients and receivers a broad range of possibilities. "
target: GoldenLine Sp. z o.o.
GoldenLine is the biggest business-oriented social networking website in Poland, with over 1.8 million members. The company's misson is to connect employees and employers. GoldenLine makes it easier for recruiters to find the right employees and for employees to find their dream jobs.
price ($mm)
$2.06*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 11/18/2014 via BNC Analysis

1-Page Inc., will acquire BranchOut, Inc.

synopsis: 1-Page has agreed to acquire BranchOut, a professional networking service built and developed on the Facebook platform. On BranchOut, users utilize their social network from Facebook to discover all of their inside connections for jobs, recruiting and sales. BranchOut's mission is to connect the world's professionals.
buyer: 1-Page Inc. (ASX:1PG:$0.16)
The One-Page Company LLC offers 1-Page Job Proposal Tool, an automated proposal writing tool that enables job hunters to showcase their experiences, knowledge, and ideas to employers; and companies to identify applicants with the best ideas. "
target: BranchOut, Inc.
BranchOut is the world's largest professional network with over 800 million searchable profiles. On BranchOut, users utilize their social network from Facebook to discover all of their inside connections for jobs, recruiting and sales. BranchOut's mission is to connect the world's professionals.
price ($mm)
$4.75
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/2/2013 via BNC Analysis

BMC Software, Inc., acquired KineticGlue Online Communities Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: Houston-based software firm BMC Software has acquired Bangalore-based KineticGlue Online Communities Pvt Ltd, a cloud-based enterprise software company set up by Akansa Capital founder and former Wipro chief Vivek Paul. The transaction details of the deal are not known.
buyer: BMC Software, Inc. (BMC:$2,172.00)
BMC Software, Inc. provides information technology (IT) management solutions for large, mid-sized and small enterprises and public sector organizations around the world. "
target: KineticGlue Online Communities Pvt. Ltd.
KineticGlue Online Communities Pvt. Ltd. operates an online platform for IT services companies to collaborate with employees, customers, and business partners. The company was founded in 2008 and is based in Bengaluru, India.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
on offer 10/26/2012 via

Hubert Burda Media, offer to acquire XING AG

synopsis: Hubert Burda Media has offered to buy Xing AG. Xing connects professionals seeking jobs and companies looking for employees. The network competes with U.S. peer LinkedIn and privately held Viadeo from France, and it makes money selling premium subscriptions and advertising.
buyer: Hubert Burda Media
Hubert Burda Media, Inc. publishes magazines and Websites. The company also owns interests in Internet, radio, and television productions, as well as in direct marketing entities. It offers its products in the United States and Europe. "
target: XING AG (XTRA:O1BC:$262.50)
XING AG engages in the operation of a professional networking website. Its Internet-based platform provides members the opportunity of establishing new contacts, maintain existing contacts, extend their operations to new markets, and exchange opinions and information.
price ($mm)[EV]
$215 [$144]*
rev ($mm)
$89
EBITDA ($mm)
$28
EV / rev
3.2x
EV / EBITDA
10.2x
closed 10/8/2012 via BNC Analysis

Info Edge, acquired TooStep Consultancy Private Limited

synopsis: Info Edge (India) Limited acquired TooStep Consultancy Private Limited from Accel Management Co, Inc., Atlantic Ventures GmbH and other investors. TooStep Consultancy Private Limited operates an online portal for professionals to discover and share professional expertise.
buyer: Info Edge (BSE:532777:$149.92)
Infomedia India Limited operates as a media company primarily in India. It publishes business directories, children's books, and special interest publications, as well as provides the 'Yellow Line' telephone information service. "
target parent: Accel Partners
target: TooStep Consultancy Private Limited
TooStep Consultancy Private Limited operates an online portal for professionals to discover and share professional expertise.
price ($mm)
$0.78
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/19/2012 via Company Press Release

Microsoft Corporation, acquired Yammer, Inc.

synopsis: Microsoft announced that they have completed the acquisition Yammer, a leading provider of enterprise social networks, for $1.2 billion in cash. Yammer is a leading provider of enterprise social networks with over 5 million verified corporate users.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$168,088.00)
Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Microsoft develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a range of software products and services for various computing devices worldwide. "
target: Yammer, Inc.
Yammer is the leading provider of Enterprise Social Networks, enabling organizations to make transformative changes quickly by empowering employees to collaborate across departments, geographies, content and business applications.
price ($mm)
$1,200
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/20/2010 via PR Newswire

SuccessFactors, Inc., acquired CubeTree, Inc.

synopsis: SuccessFactors, Inc., the global leader in Business Execution Software, announced that it has completed its acquisition of CubeTree, Inc., a visionary leader in the rapidly growing social business software category. CubeTree is an online collaboration suite that enables employees to connect, communicate and collaborate efficiently and securely.
buyer: SuccessFactors, Inc. (US:SFSF:$205.93)
SuccessFactors is the global leader in Business Execution Software. The SuccessFactors Business Execution Suite improves business alignment and people performance to drive breakthrough results for companies of all sizes, anywhere in the world. "
target: CubeTree, Inc.
CubeTree is an award-winning social business platform that enables employees to connect, communicate and collaborate efficiently and securely. CubeTree is designed for enterprises ranging from start-ups to Global 500 companies.
price ($mm)
$49
rev ($mm)
$0
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
978.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/24/2010 via BusinessWire

Meltwater Group, acquired BuzzGain

synopsis: Meltwater Group, one of the world’s leading, global Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) companies, announced that it has acquired BuzzGain Inc., a social media monitoring company whose technology will serve as the platform to enhance Meltwater’s existing social media monitoring service, Meltwater Buzz.
buyer: Meltwater Group (:$359.79)
Meltwater Group is committed to disrupting the status quo through novel technologies and a powerful, global sales and distribution infrastructure. Meltwater Group currently delivers business solutions based on search engine technology, cloud computing, and biometrics. "
target: BuzzGain
BuzzGain is an online service for discovering and engaging with the people who will help your business thrive in today's social economy - where attention is a precious commodity.
price ($mm)
$4.00
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/4/2013 via BNC Analysis

Tianji.com, acquired Zaizher

synopsis: Vocational social communication website, Tianji.com is said to have acquired Zaizher.im. Zaizher offers an application for phones which allows people to exchange business cards digitally.
buyer: Tianji.com
Tianji.com is the largest professional networking site in China, its major user groups for professionals to meet the needs of commercial and professional aspects of the user, to help users more effectively build, manage, expand personal networks. "
target: Zaizher
Zaizher.im is China’s leading mobile, location-based business networking app. Zaizher.im allows users to immediately view professional profiles of those around them and swap digital business cards with people of interest.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Dricki, acquired Etalktech

synopsis: Dricki, a leading Digital Marketing Agency acquired Etalktech.com, India’s fastest growing Technology and social media blog for the blogging community where bloggers and content managers from all backgrounds connect to learn from each other while networking with industry leaders in the blogging community.
buyer: Dricki
India-based, Dricki is a digital marketing agency that specializes in Search Engine Optimization, PPC services, Conversion Rate Optimization and Content Marketing and Website Designing. After having an experience of almost a decade of working with brands such as HVS, Search-Wire, Realpin and more. "
target: Etalktech
Etalktech is India’s leading blogging Platform where bloggers and content managers from all backgrounds connect to learn from each other while networking with industry leaders in the blogging community.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/17/2011 via BusinessWire

Mediabistro.com, Inc., acquired FacebookMarketing.de

synopsis: Mediabistro.com has announced that it acquired the assets of the blog FacebookMarketing.de from Philipp Roth and Jens Wiese of Munich, Germany. FacebookMarketing.de concentrates on news and analysis of the fast-developing use of Facebook marketing in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria.
buyer parent: WebMediaBrands, Inc.
buyer: Mediabistro.com, Inc. (MBIS:$13.13)
mediabistro.com is dedicated to anyone who creates or works with content, or who is a non-creative professional working in a content/creative industry. The company's mission is to provide opportunities (both online and offline) for you to meet each other, share resources, and showcase your work. "
target: FacebookMarketing.de
FacebookMarketing.de is a blog that concentrates on news and analysis of the fast-developing use of Facebook marketing in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/11/2014 via Company Press Release

Starcom MediaVest Group, acquired Relevant24

synopsis: Publicis Groupe SA announced the acquisition of Relevant24, a leader in creating original, multi-media branded content in real-time to help make brands relevant every day. They will be aligned with Starcom MediaVest Group.
buyer parent: Publicis Groupe SA
buyer: Starcom MediaVest Group
Starcom MediaVest Group bring brand experiences to life through three global award winning agency brands: MediaVest, Starcom and Spark. SMG encompasses an integrated network of human experience strategists, investment specialists, content creators and digital & technology experts. "
target: Relevant24
Relevant24 is a leader in creating original, multi-media branded content in real-time to help make brands relevant every day. Their unique process creates original content around consumer insights, topical events, and cultural trends as they unfold daily.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/19/2011 via PR Newswire

IZEA, Inc., acquired Magpie & Friends, Ltd.

synopsis: IZEA Holdings, Inc., a world leader in social media sponsorships, announced it has acquired Germany's Magpie Twitter advertising network. The Magpie network includes over 12,000 advertisers and 16,000 Twitter publishers in 124 different countries. The company has executed campaigns for top brands including Burger King and Heineken.
buyer: IZEA, Inc. (IZEA:$20.60)
IZEA Holdings, Inc., ("IZEA") is a world leader in social media sponsorship, operating multiple marketplaces including WeReward, SponsoredTweets, and SocialSpark. IZEA connects advertisers with social media publishers, helping them monetize their social media presence. "
target: Magpie & Friends, Ltd.
Launched in October 2008, Magpie was the first Twitter advertising network. The Magpie network includes over 12,000 advertisers and 16,000 Twitter publishers in 124 different countries. The company has executed campaigns for top brands including Burger King, Heineken, PlayStation and Audi.
price ($mm)
$0.13
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/6/2008 via BusinessWire

Thought Convergence, acquired Name Intelligence

synopsis: Thought Convergence announced that it has completed its acquisition of Name Intelligence, the company behind the highly-acclaimed DomainTools service and the Domain Roundtable conference.
buyer: Thought Convergence
Founded in 2001, Thought Convergence™ is an industry-leading service provider of domain information, management, monetization and development tools and technologies for the domain name industry. "
target: Name Intelligence
Name Intelligence is best known for its feature rich website DomainTools.com. The mission is to gather and enable as much information as possible about every domain. Domains records exist in the deep web and are not as searchable as the very webpages they host.
price ($mm)
$16
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 4/2/2007 via BusinessWire

Fast Search & Transfer, Inc., will purchase RetrievalWare business from Convera Inc.

synopsis: Fast Search & Transfer a leading developer of search technologies, announced its agreement to purchase selected assets of Convera Corporation, a leader in information retrieval solutions. Under the terms of the signed agreement, FAST will acquire the assets of Convera's RetrievalWare™ business.
buyer: Fast Search & Transfer, Inc.
Fast Search & Transfer is a leader in enterprise search solutions, provides businesses and government organizations with the ability to intelligently and dynamically, access, retrieve and analyze information in real time, regardless of data format, structure, or location. "
seller: Convera Inc.
Convera is a leading provider of vertical search services for publishers. Based on a semantic index of the Web, Convera enables publishers to generate additional revenue by creating customized search applications for specialist audiences under their own brand.
price ($mm)
$23
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/22/2006 via BusinessWire

VideoEgg, Inc., acquired Popcast, LLC.

synopsis: VideoEgg, Inc., a leading innovator in web-based video publishing solutions, announced today that it has acquired assets of Popcast, LLC. Under the terms of the transaction, several senior members of Popcast's development team will join VideoEgg.
buyer: VideoEgg, Inc.
VideoEgg offers web-based video publishing solutions which make it easy to for internet users to encode, upload, host and watch video. Its flagship product, the VideoEgg Publisher, is a small website plug-in that makes it easy for end-users to capture, edit, encode, and post digital video online. "
target: Popcast, LLC.
POPcast develops simple media creation tools and self-service delivery systems. They provide a suite of easy to use streaming media applications and outsourced services for portals, ISPs and businesses.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/4/2008 via BusinessWire

Monster Worldwide, Inc., acquired Affinity Labs

synopsis: Monster Worldwide, Inc. announced a strategic acquisition that will increase its presence in several professional and vocational online communities. Monster has acquired Affinity Labs Inc., a development stage company that operates a portfolio of professional and vocational communities for people interested in certain dedicated occupations.
buyer: Monster Worldwide, Inc. (MWW:$634.99)
Monster Worldwide, Inc. parent company of Monster(R), the online employment solution, strives to bring people together to advance their lives. Monster works for everyone by connecting employers with quality job seekers at all levels and by providing personalized career advice to consumers globally. "
target: Affinity Labs
Founded in 2006, Affinity Labs operates a portfolio of professional and vocational communities for people entering, advancing and networking in today’s fast-growing career fields. The company is backed by The Mayfield Fund and Trinity Ventures.
price ($mm)
$62
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA

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MedCAREERS GROUP
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MedCAREERS Group's goal is to build itself into a complete resource for the healthcare professional with an emphasis and understanding of what healthcare professionals need as a resource to assist them in maximizing their careers.
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Ticker: TSE:4436
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Minkabu The Infonoid
Minkabu The Infonoid
Minkabu The Infonoid is a Japanese media company. Minkabu provides financial information to individuals and corporations through their websites. The company operates websites that focus on investing, FOREX, virtual currency, insurance, commodities, and more.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$14.21
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$0.71
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: OTCPK:HNSS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Healthnostics, Inc.
Healthnostics, Inc.
Healthnostics, Inc. is a medical and biotechnology analytics company that provides patient clinical monitoring and risk management systems to acute care hospitals, and utilizes its Internet portals to deliver medical and biotechnology resource information.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$0.20
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.20)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: LEON
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
LION bioscience AG
At the heart of LION’s offering is SRS, the world’s leading integration software for biological data, which seamlessly integrates information from hundreds of publicly available databases with in-house research data.
year
2004
rev ($mm)
$32.30
EBITDA ($mm)
($57.50)
EBIT ($mm)
($76.30)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: DRVW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DirectView, Inc.
DirectView, Inc. is a full-service provider of high-quality, cost-efficient videoconferencing technologies and services. DirectView provides businesses with multipoint videoconferencing, network integration services, custom room design, staffing, document conferencing and webconferencing services.
year
2002
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
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