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announced 7/17/2014 via BusinessWire

Rakuten Inc., will acquire AIP Corporation

synopsis: Rakuten, Inc. announced that it has reached a basic agreement with a group of shareholders, which includes the largest individual shareholder, of AIP Corporation, a Tokyo-based leading online market research fieldwork agency in Asia, for the acquisition of its outstanding shares.
buyer: Rakuten Inc. (TSE:4755:$14,097.57)
Rakuten, Inc. is one of the world's leading Internet service companies. They provide a variety of products and services for consumers and businesses, with a focus on e-commerce, finance, and digital content. "
target: AIP Corporation
AIP is the leading online market research fieldwork agency in Asia. AIP's proprietary panels in 15 markets are actively managed to the highest standards, combined with dedicated multi-national/lingual consultants who are specialized in global projects.
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closed 2/3/2021 via BNC Analysis

The IQ Business Group (Pty) Ltd, acquired Nudge.co.za

synopsis: South African independent management and technology consulting firm, IQbusiness, announced that it has acquired innovative insights agency, nudge, as part of a targeted merger and acquisition (M&A) strategy to ramp up organic growth and diversify its offering.
buyer: The IQ Business Group (Pty) Ltd
IQbusiness is the leading independent management consulting firm in South Africa, helping clients overcome their business challenges and achieve sustainable growth. Since 1998, they have been enabling cleints to take their products to market faster, improve customer satisfaction, and more. "
target: Nudge.co.za
Nudge is South Africa's fastest growing online market research company. They are experts at digital market research and specifically Branded Insight Communities and Branded Short-term Panels.
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closed 12/11/2019 via Company Press Release

InSites Consulting, acquired ABN Impact

synopsis: InSites Consulting, one of the world’s most innovative insight agencies, announced its acquisition of Asian online insight community innovator ABN Impact. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, ABN Impact has established itself as the reference agency across Asia for delivering continuous customer insights through insight communities.
buyer: InSites Consulting
InSites Consulting is a next generation insights agency stretching the boundaries of marketing research since 1997. InSites Consulting is a pioneer in empowering brands to take better and faster decisions with consumer insights at the core. "
target: ABN Impact
ABN Impact is an online insight community innovator. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, ABN Impact has established itself as the reference agency across Asia for delivering continuous customer insights through insight communities.
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closed 7/10/2019 via Company Press Release

InSites Consulting, acquired Join the Dots

synopsis: InSites Consulting, a UK company that is continuously pushing the boundaries of marketing research for deeper engagement, more inspiration, and longer lasting impact, has acquired Join the Dots, a UK innovative, award-winning consumer insight agency that gets brands closer to consumers and their cultures.
buyer: InSites Consulting
Based in the UK, InSites Consulting is continuously pushing the boundaries of marketing research for deeper engagement, more inspiration, and longer lasting impact. They help clients connect with consumers all over the world, combining consistency and efficiency with local flavor and context. "
target: Join the Dots
Headquartered in the UK, Join the Dots is an innovative, award-winning consumer insight agency that gets brands closer to consumers and their cultures. Their approach brings together rigorous primary research with the latest thinking in psychology, behavioral economics and consumer trends.
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closed 4/3/2019 via Company Press Release

ResearchBods merged with STRAT7,

synopsis: UK's specialist data and analytics agency ResearchBods, is now a part of STRAT7 – a new UK group backed by Horizon Capital that will help businesses and brands extract and interpret customer insights to create powerful data driven strategies.
buyer parent: Horizon Capital
buyer: STRAT7
UK’s STRAT7 is an inspired partnership of data, insight analytics and strategy specialists. STRAT7 was created to help brands overcome the challenges of capturing consumer data seamlessly and harnessing the insights to evolve strategies and make game-changing business decisions. "
target: ResearchBods
UK's ResearchBods is a creative and forward thinking company with vast experience within market research. They help brands, businesses and organisations understand and engage with their customers, stakeholders or employees through access panels, insight communities and digital research solutions.
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announced 12/17/2018 via BusinessWire

Verint Systems Inc., will acquire ForeSee

synopsis: Verint Systems Inc., a leader in Actionable Intelligence solutions, is to acquire ForeSee. ForeSee voice of the customer (VoC) software solutions are designed for business impact, to measure and benchmark a 360-degree view of the customer across every touchpoint in digital, location, and contact center.
buyer: Verint Systems Inc. (NasdaqGS:VRNT:$1,255.80)
Verint is a leader in Actionable Intelligence solutions with a focus on customer engagement optimization, security intelligence, and fraud, risk and compliance. Organizations in more than 180 countries count on intelligence from Verint solutions to make more informed, effective and timely decisions."
target: ForeSee
ForeSee® helps companies grow by listening to what matters most—customer voices. ForeSee voice of the customer (VoC) software solutions are designed for business impact, to measure and benchmark a 360-degree view of the customer across every touchpoint in digital, location, and contact center.
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announced 10/26/2016 via Company Press Release

20|20 Research, Inc., will acquire iModerate LLC

synopsis: Market research technology and services firm 20|20 Research announced it is acquiring iModerate, a progressive insights agency. iModerate, best known for their online qualitative one-on-one, helps organizations uncover hidden insights and translate them into competitive advantages.
buyer: 20|20 Research, Inc.
20|20 is a worldwide leader in traditional and online qualitative research. Their QualBoard bulletin board research system has been one of the most widely used and innovative research platforms in the world. QualBoard is available in over 20 languages and has been used in over 90 countries. "
target: iModerate LLC
iModerate is a progressive insights agency that helps brands reveal hidden consumer truths. They pair powerful cognitive psychology techniques with the latest research methods to help brands identify nuanced intelligence to revolutionize their thinking and give them an edge.
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closed 6/22/2016 via BNC Analysis

STR Global, Ltd., acquired LJ Research Limited

synopsis: STR, a data benchmarking and analytics specialist, has acquired LJ Research, a full-service market research agency. The company specialises in analysing customer feedback and is a leading provider of key data and specialised insights to the tourism, travel and hospitality industry.
buyer: STR Global, Ltd.
STR Global track supply and demand data for the hotel industry and provide valuable market share analysis for international, regional hotel chains and independent hotels. They offer standard reports and customized data sets that help forecast market performance and supply and demand dynamics. "
target: LJ Research Limited
LJ Research is a full-service market research agency undertaking quantitative and qualitative market research. They’re experts in analysing customer feedback and delivering actionable insights. They are used to applying quantitative methods in online, face-to-face, or self-completion questionnaires.
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closed 2/10/2016 via Company Description

GfK Group, acquired Netquest

synopsis: GfK, the trusted source of relevant market and consumer information, has acquired Netquest, an independent online field provider for the market research sector in Spain, Portugal and Latin America.
buyer: GfK Group (XTRA:GFK:$1,759.04)
GfK is the trusted source of relevant market and consumer information that enables its clients to make smarter decisions. More than 13,000 market research experts combine their passion with GfK’s long-standing data science experience. "
target: Netquest
Founded in Barcelona in 2001, Netquest is an independent online field provider for the market research sector in Spain, Portugal and Latin America. They have more than 400,000 consumers willing to give their opinion in 21 countries, and the latest technology in order to manage and survey them.
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closed 8/12/2015 via BNC Analysis

M4JAM, acquired Pondering Panda

synopsis: M4JAM (Money for Jam) the microjobbing platform that provides brands and businesses with real-time insights from real customers across South Africa, has acquired digital market research company Pondering Panda, a consumer insights company that uses the connectedness of mobile & online technology to find out what people really think.
buyer: M4JAM
M4JAM provides brands, business and NGOs with unbiased, real-time data insights from real customers across South Africa. They enable market research, mystery shopping, merchandising, product training, brand activations, audit and compliance solutions quicker, cheaper, at scale and in real time. "
target: Pondering Panda
Pondering Panda is a digital market research company. They are consumer insights company that uses the connectedness of mobile & online technology to find out what people really think.
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closed 3/18/2015 via Market Wire

Court Square Capital Partners, acquired Research Now Group, Inc.

synopsis: Research Now Group, Inc. announced that Court Square Capital Partners, a leading private equity firm, has completed its previously announced acquisition of the company. Research Now Group, Inc., headquartered in Plano, Texas, is the global leader in digital data collection to power analytics and insights.
buyer: Court Square Capital Partners
Court Square is one of the most experienced teams in the private equity industry. Since 1979, the team has made over 200 investments including several landmark transactions and has developed numerous businesses into leaders in their respective markets. "
target: Research Now Group, Inc.
Research Now Group, Inc. is the leader in digital data collection to power analytics and insights. It enables data-driven decision making for clients who listen to and interact with the world’s consumers and business professionals through Research Now’s online panels and other media technologies.
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closed 3/11/2015 via BNC Analysis

OnePoll Limited, acquired 2Brewarded

synopsis: In the UK, OnePoll, which specialises in conducting online polls for PR purposes, has acquired panel provider 2Brewarded. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Founded in 2013, 2Brewarded runs short surveys on behalf of brands and organisations, offering panellists points which can be redeemed for cash.
buyer parent: SWNS Media Group
buyer: OnePoll Limited
OnePoll conducts surveys, hold online discussions, offer a range of reporting solutions, build research communities, write compelling reports, and get their clients press and digital exposure, and much more. "
target: 2Brewarded
Founded in 2013, 2Brewarded runs online surveys on behalf of brands and organisations of all shapes and sizes. For every survey users complete, they will receive credits, and 2Brewarded will pay cash straight into their PayPal or bank account when their credits reach just £20.
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announced 2/9/2015 via Company Press Release

Bilendi, will acquire M3 Research A/S

synopsis: Bilendi (formerly Maximiles Group) has entered into an agreement to acquire M3 Research, a leading provider of online access panels in Northern Europe achieving revenues of €4 million in 2014. M3 Research clients represent companies from a wide range of sectors, including research institutes, media agencies and ad-agencies.
buyer: Bilendi (ENXTPA:ALBLD:$38.72)
At a time when the volumes, variety and speed of data broadcast and exchange are expanding rapidly, Bilendi brings an innovative, technology-led approach to data collection, management and analysis. "
target: M3 Research A/S
M3 Research is one of the leading and most experienced online panel providers in the Nordic region. M3 Research has more than 300,000 active panellists. The company is based in Copenhagen, Odense, Stockholm and Helsinki.
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closed 11/4/2014 via Company Press Release

MetrixLab merged with Macromill, Inc.,

synopsis: MACROMILL, the largest online research provider in Japan, and MetrixLab, a global provider of marketing insights and analytics, have merged. This transaction establishes a premiere market research technology company with global reach and first class expertise from a global team of more than 1400 professionals in the Americas, Europe and Asia.
buyer: Macromill, Inc. (TSE:3978:$388.99)
Macromill, Inc. provides Internet research services through its automatic Internet research system in Japan. Their net research services comprise of QuickMill, which offers panel survey service, their OpenMill, which provides open survey service, and more. "
target: MetrixLab
MetrixLab is one of the world’s leading online market research companies, specializing in the areas of Innovation and Shopper, Brand Communication, eBusiness Performance and Customer Experience Management.
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closed 12/23/2013 via BusinessWire

Answers Corporation, acquired ForeSee

synopsis: Answers Corporation, a leading provider of cloud-based solutions that enhance customer acquisition and brand engagement, announced it has acquired ForeSee Results, Inc., the leader in customer experience analytics.
buyer parent: Summit Partners
buyer: Answers Corporation
Established in 1998, Answers Corporation is the industry’s top destination for Q&A content. The Answers platform integrates and surfaces the best content from subject matter experts, community members, social networks, and Internet databases to create the most multidimensional resource on the Web. "
target: ForeSee
ForeSee Results, Inc. provides online customer satisfaction measurement solutions in the US and internationally. The company enables organizations to understand how improvements to customer satisfaction lead to profitable behaviors.
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closed 12/9/2011 via BNC Analysis

GfK Group, acquired Knowledge Networks Inc.

synopsis: GfK, one of the largest market research companies in the world, has acquired US-based consumer specialist Knowledge Networks. Founded in 1998, Knowledge Networks provides online research solutions including KnowledgePanel, which claims to offer a ‘truly representative’ sample of the US population.
buyer: GfK Group (XTRA:GFK:$1,759.04)
The GfK Group is one of the largest market research companies in the world. GfK delivers services in all major consumer, pharmaceutical, media and service sector market segments. Its services are divided into three sectors: Custom Research, Retail and Technology and Media. "
target: Knowledge Networks Inc.
Knowledge Networks is passionate about research in packaged goods, retail, media, health and social policy. It specializes in innovative online research that consistently gives leaders in business, government, and academia the confidence to make important decisions.
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closed 10/6/2009 via PR Newswire

Knowledge Networks, acquired Dimestore Media, Inc.

synopsis: Knowledge Networks has acquired Dimestore Media, whose unique, proprietary technology enables marketers to measure the effectiveness of digital advertising by adding engaging surveys to online content as consumers engage in various digital media across the Internet.
buyer: Knowledge Networks
Knowledge Networks specializes in solving complex, high-impact problems. They work closely with clients to create healthy consumer-brand connections, effective marketing and advertising, sound public policies, and accurate social science research. "
target: Dimestore Media, Inc.
Dimestore Media enhances video and other advertising by wrapping ads in a casual game format that can be configured to test attentiveness and brand response or purchase intent and direct response.
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closed 3/28/2019 via Company Description

Brandwatch, acquired Qriously, Inc.

synopsis: Brandwatch, the world-leading social intelligence company, has acquired Qriously, a London-based SaaS research platform. Qriously enables businesses to accesses the mindset of billions of people all over the world by asking questions on mobile devices.
buyer: Brandwatch
Brandwatch is the world's enterprise social intelligence leader, empowering 1,400 of the planet's most admired brands and agencies including Unilever, Walmart and Dell to make insightful, data-driven business decisions. "
target: Qriously, Inc.
Qriously is a London-based SaaS research platform. Qriously enables businesses to accesses the mindset of billions of people all over the world by asking questions on mobile devices. Answers to those questions are used to unearth valuable insights and engage relevant audiences.
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closed 6/27/2018 via Company Press Release

Critical Mix, Inc., acquired UBMobile

synopsis: Critical Mix, a premier global data and insights company, acquired UBMobile, a mobile-first consumer insights technology and services company. UBMobile captures stated and observed consumer data to improve marketing decision making. Their LifeTap app helps to reach consumers to deliver more representative audiences and reliable insights.
buyer: Critical Mix, Inc.
Critical Mix creates insights that drive business decisions with easy, collaborative tools to access global target audiences, program engaging surveys and visualize results. Insights professionals around the world rely on their simplified solutions to help them innovate and grow. "
target: UBMobile
UBMobile is a mobile-first consumer insights technology and service company. Using modern technologies, UBMobile captures stated and observed consumer data to improve marketing decision making. Their LifeTap app helps to reach consumers to deliver more representative audiences and reliable insights.
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announced 5/8/2012 via Market Wire

e-Rewards, Inc., will acquire iPinion, LLC

synopsis: e-Rewards, Inc., a global leader in digital data collection and owner of Research Now, announced it has reached an agreement to acquire the business of iPinion, LLC. Founded in early 2010, iPinion is a fast-growing, global leader in the mobile research market having released its enterprise platform in June 2011.
buyer: e-Rewards, Inc.
e-Rewards, Inc. provides permission based digital data collection and reporting services worldwide. It offers online sampling and survey data collection services ranging from programming and hosting to sample delivery and scripting to online reporting for various research projects. "
target: iPinion, LLC
iPinion, LLC is a leading enterprise-grade smartphone and tablet market research solutions provider. iPinion delivers unprecedented data collection capabilities for consumer insights and market research in the mobile world.
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announced 7/17/2014 via BusinessWire

Rakuten Inc., will acquire AIP Corporation

synopsis: Rakuten, Inc. announced that it has reached a basic agreement with a group of shareholders, which includes the largest individual shareholder, of AIP Corporation, a Tokyo-based leading online market research fieldwork agency in Asia, for the acquisition of its outstanding shares.
buyer: Rakuten Inc. (TSE:4755:$14,097.57)
Rakuten, Inc. is one of the world's leading Internet service companies. They provide a variety of products and services for consumers and businesses, with a focus on e-commerce, finance, and digital content. "
target: AIP Corporation
AIP is the leading online market research fieldwork agency in Asia. AIP's proprietary panels in 15 markets are actively managed to the highest standards, combined with dedicated multi-national/lingual consultants who are specialized in global projects.
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announced 9/29/2021 via Company Press Release

NielsenIQ, will acquire Rakuten Intelligence

synopsis: NielsenIQ, the industry leader in global measurement and data analytics, will acquire Rakuten Intelligence from Rakuten Advertising, a global provider of marketing and advertising services. Rakuten Intelligence is a provider of ecommerce analytics. They provide insights that help companies in various industries to better understand ecommerce.
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 parent: Rakuten Inc.
target: Rakuten Intelligence
Rakuten Intelligence is a leading provider of ecommerce analytics. Rakuten Intelligence provides insights that help manufactures, retailers, technology companies, investors, and media better understand ecommerce. Their platform captures buying behavior from online shoppers around the world.
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closed 12/3/2020 via PR Newswire

Rakuten Inc., acquired Fillr

synopsis: Rakuten Inc. has completed the acquisition of Fillr, the world's most intelligent autofill service. Based in Melbourne, Australia, Fillr powers tens of millions of transactions monthly for the world's top e-commerce, fintech and 'buy now, pay later apps.
buyer: Rakuten Inc. (TSE:4755:$14,097.57)
Rakuten, Inc. is a global leader in internet services that empower individuals, communities, businesses and society. Founded in Tokyo in 1997 as an online marketplace, Rakuten has expanded to offer services in e-commerce, fintech, digital content and communications around the world. "
target: Fillr
Fillr enables customers to have a seamless checkout experience everywhere. Fillr's 'autofill as a service' seamlessly integrates into mobile apps, enabling customers to transact faster and boosting conversions and revenue.
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announced 5/14/2020 via BusinessWire

Rakuten Mobile, will acquire Innoeye

synopsis: Rakuten Mobile, Inc., group company of Rakuten, Inc., a global leader in internet services, announced that it plans to acquire Innoeye, an engineering technology solutions company headquartered in Virginia, USA. They offer services in software product engineering, data consulting, and software innovation.
buyer parent: Rakuten Inc.
buyer: Rakuten Mobile
Rakuten Mobile, Inc. is a Rakuten Group company responsible for mobile communications, including mobile network operator (MNO) and mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) businesses, as well as ICT and energy. "
target: Innoeye
Innoeye is an engineering technology solutions company headquartered in Virginia, USA. They offer services in software product engineering, data consulting, and software innovation.
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closed 4/29/2020 via BNC Analysis

ShopBack SG, purchased Ebates Korea from Rakuten Rewards

synopsis: ShopBack, the Singapore-based startup that offers cashback rewards, has acquired Ebates Korea, the South Korean branch of Rakuten Rewards. Ebates Korea is an e-commerce discovery platform and loyalty website that allows users to earn cash back for purchases made when shopping at popular overseas and domestic shopping malls.
buyer: ShopBack SG
Singapore-based ShopBack is a digital loyalty and discovery platform with an online presence in seven Asia-Pacific countries. With over 2,500 eCommerce merchants onboard, ShopBack powers Taobao, Amazon, Expedia, Shopee, Zalora, and other well-known local and international brands. "
seller parent: Rakuten Inc.
seller: Rakuten Rewards
Ebates Korea is an e-commerce discovery platform and loyalty website where users can earn cash back for purchases made when shopping at popular overseas and domestic shopping malls. Ebates Korea is the South Korean branch of Rakuten Rewards.
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announced 12/24/2019 via BusinessWire

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., will acquire OverDrive Inc.

synopsis: KKR, a leading global investment firm, announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire OverDrive, Inc., the leading digital reading platform for libraries and schools, from Rakuten USA, a wholly owned subsidiary of Rakuten, Inc.
buyer: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR:$20,635.61)
KKR is a leading global investment firm that manages multiple alternative asset classes, including private equity, growth equity, energy, infrastructure, real estate and credit, with strategic manager partnerships that manage hedge funds. "
target parent: Rakuten Inc.
target: OverDrive Inc.
OverDrive Inc. is the leading global digital distribution platform, supplying the industry's largest catalog of eBooks, audiobooks, music and streaming video to 30,000 libraries, schools and retailers worldwide.
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announced 8/7/2019 via Company Press Release

Rakuten Inc., will acquire KonMari Media Inc.

synopsis: Rakuten will invest in KonMari Media to become a majority shareholder. KonMari Media, Inc. (KMI) was founded by Marie Kondo, tidying expert and bestselling author, in 2016. With a goal of helping more people to tidy their spaces by choosing joy, KMI has business verticals across entertainment and a certified KonMari Consultant program.
buyer: Rakuten Inc. (TSE:4755:$14,097.57)
Rakuten, Inc. is a global leader in internet services that empower individuals, communities, businesses and society. Founded in Tokyo in 1997 as an online marketplace, Rakuten has expanded to offer services in e-commerce, fintech, digital content and communications around the world. "
target: KonMari Media Inc.
KonMari Media, Inc. (KMI) was founded by Marie Kondo, tidying expert and bestselling author, in 2016. With a goal of helping more people to tidy their spaces by choosing joy, KMI has business verticals across entertainment and a certified KonMari Consultant program.
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announced 8/31/2018 via BNC Analysis

Rakuten Card, will acquire Everybody's Bitcoin

synopsis: Rakuten, Inc. announces that y it decided to acquire Everybody’s Bitcoin through its subsidiary, Rakuten Card Co., Ltd. Everybody's Bitcoin is an unlicensed cryptocurrency exchange platform. Currently, Everybody’s Bitcoin operates as a deemed cryptocurrency exchange and is waiting for approval of the official registration.
buyer parent: Rakuten Inc.
buyer: Rakuten Card
Rakuten Card Co., Ltd. offers consumer loan card and credit guarantee services. Rakuten Card Co., Ltd. also offers loans specifically designed for merchants. "
target parent: Traders Holdings Co., Ltd.
target: Everybody's Bitcoin
Everybody's Bitcoin is an unlicensed cryptocurrency exchange platform. Currently, Everybody’s Bitcoin operates as a deemed cryptocurrency exchange and is waiting for approval of the official registration.
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announced 7/18/2018 via Company Press Release

Rakuten Inc., will acquire LOB Inc.

synopsis: Rakuten, Inc. announced that it has reached a final agreement regarding the acquisition of LOB Inc., a developer and supplier of advertising platforms, as a wholly owned subsidiary. Rakuten will leverage the company’s technical prowess and development capabilities to strengthen its global advertising platform.
buyer: Rakuten Inc. (TSE:4755:$14,097.57)
Rakuten, Inc. is a global leader in internet services that empower individuals, communities, businesses and society. Founded as an online marketplace, Rakuten has expanded to offer services in e-commerce, fintech, digital content and communications to more than 1.2 billion members around the world. "
target: LOB Inc.
LOB is an ad technology company founded in 2016 that primarily develops and provides advertising platforms. They are developing tools and introducing consulting to greatly improve work efficiency in Internet advertisement distribution.
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Rakuten Inc., acquired Curbside

synopsis: Rakuten, Inc., a global leader in innovation headquartered in Tokyo, announced that it has acquired Curbside, the Palo Alto-based technology company whose solutions take friction out of the mobile order ahead customer experience at thousands of stores and restaurants.
buyer: Rakuten Inc. (TSE:4755:$14,097.57)
Rakuten, Inc. is a global leader in internet services that empower individuals, communities, businesses and society. Founded as an online marketplace, Rakuten has expanded to offer services in e-commerce, fintech, digital content and communications to more than 1.2 billion members around the world. "
target: Curbside
Curbside, a Silicon Valley startup, is a location-centric mobile commerce platform that connects stores and restaurants with mobile customers. The solution makes ordering ahead and picking up merchandise or food easy and efficient.
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55haitao.com, purchased the Chinese operations from Ebates Inc.

synopsis: 55haitao.com, China’s largest cross-border shopping guide, has acquired the Chinese operations of Ebates Inc., a leader and pioneer in cash back shopping. 55haitao.com plans to offer the Ebates in-store cash back offering to Chinese tourists visiting the US for shopping in those same merchants’ brick and mortar stores.
buyer: 55haitao.com
55haitao is China's largest forum and shopping guide for Chinese cross-border shoppers. With 90% of its traffic originating from China, 55haitao helps retailers worldwide easily reach the Chinese market. "
seller parent: Rakuten Inc.
seller: Ebates Inc.
The acquisition includes the Chinese operations of Ebates Inc., a leader and pioneer in cash back shopping, and subsidiary of global Internet services company Rakuten, Inc.
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EPARK, Inc., will acquire RaCoupon

synopsis: EPARK, an operator of real time platforms for rating, searching, and booking various consumer services, will acquire RaCoupon from Rakuten, one of the world's leading Internet services companies. RaCoupon is an online provider of coupons for various goods and services in Japan.
buyer parent: eBase Solutions, Inc.
buyer: EPARK, Inc.
EPARK, Inc. develops and operates real time platforms for rating, searching, and booking various consumer services including food and drink, beauty, fashion, sports, travel, and medical care. The company was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. "
target parent: Rakuten Inc.
target: RaCoupon
RaCoupon is an online provider of coupons for various goods and services in Japan. RaCoupon's coupons allow people to buy their favorite products cheaper and to try new products and services at a lower price. RaCoupon was founded in 2003 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.
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Rakuten Viber, acquired ShopChat

synopsis: Rakuten Viber, a leading messaging, voice and video service that lets everyone in the world connect, has acquired ShopChat. ShopChat is an iOS app that replaces the device’s default keyboard app. Through the keyboard users to have direct access to shopping inventory from major retailers and can search for and share products with friends.
buyer parent: Rakuten Inc.
buyer: Rakuten Viber
Rakuten Viber is a leading messaging, voice and video service that lets everyone in the world connect. Viber allows people to connect in the way that works best for them, whether that’s through individual messaging, video calls, group chats, or following brands and celebrities on Public Chats. "
target: ShopChat
ShopChat is an iOS app that replaces the device’s default keyboard app and works across all major messaging apps, including WhatsApp, iMessage, and more. Through the keyboard, users have direct access to shopping inventory from major retailers and can search for and share products with friends.
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closed 4/19/2017 via BNC Analysis

Rakuten Kobo Inc., acquired Shelfie (Bitlit Media)

synopsis: Kobo Rakuten, the company that produces the Kobo e-reader and is one of the world’s fastest-growing eReading services, offering more than 5 million eBooks, has acquired Shelfie (Bitlit Media), an app that allowed users to catalog their personal libraries, and purchase discounted ebook editions based on the physical copies they already own.
buyer parent: Rakuten Inc.
buyer: Rakuten Kobo Inc.
Founded in December 2009, Toronto-based Rakuten Kobo Inc. is one of the world’s fastest-growing eReading services, offering more than 5 million eBooks and magazines to millions of users across the world. "
target: Shelfie (Bitlit Media)
BitLit Media Inc. provides the Shelfie mobile application that helps users to get a free or discounted eBook of a print book they own. Its application allows users to read eBook on various devices, including Kobo, Nook, and Kindle or iPad. Shelfie works with over 1,200 publishers.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/23/2017 via BusinessWire

Ebates Inc., acquired ShopStyle.com

synopsis: Ebates, the pioneer and leader in cash back shopping and subsidiary of the global internet services company Rakuten, announced the acquisition of ShopStyle from PopSugar Inc., a global media and technology company. ShopStyle is a leading fashion discovery and search platform that partners with brands, retailers, stylists and top bloggers.
buyer parent: Rakuten Inc.
buyer: Ebates Inc.
Ebates rewards consumers with cash back on purchases while also providing access to thousands of coupons, discounts, promotions and special deals, including free shipping, at over 2,000 retailers. "
target parent: PopSugar, Inc.
target: ShopStyle.com
ShopStyle partners with only the best brands and retailers to organize everything people would want to shop in one place offering 20M products from 1,400 retailers across apparel, accessories, beauty, home furnishings, kids items and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
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closed 1/27/2017 via BusinessWire

Ebates Inc., acquired Cartera Commerce, Inc.

synopsis: Ebates, the pioneer and leader in online cash back shopping and subsidiary of the global Internet services company Rakuten, announced the acquisition of Cartera Commerce, a leading provider of loyalty marketing solutions and rewards programs that increase revenue and customer loyalty.
buyer parent: Rakuten Inc.
buyer: Ebates Inc.
Ebates rewards consumers with cash back on purchases while also providing access to thousands of coupons, discounts, promotions and special deals, including free shipping, at over 2,000 retailers. "
target: Cartera Commerce, Inc.
Cartera Commerce is the leading provider of multi-channel merchant networks and performance advertising solutions that increase revenue and drive incremental sales for retailers, banks, card issuers and loyalty programs.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
announced 1/4/2017 via Company Press Release

Rakuten Kobo Inc., will acquire Tolino

synopsis: Rakuten Kobo Inc. from Canada, one of the world’s fastest-growing eReading service providers, will acquire the Tolino technology platform from Deutsche Telekom. Tolino is a brand name of e-readers and tablets marketed by leading booksellers in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.
buyer parent: Rakuten Inc.
buyer: Rakuten Kobo Inc.
Founded in December 2009, Toronto-based Rakuten Kobo Inc. is one of the world’s fastest-growing eReading services, offering more than 5 million eBooks and magazines to millions of users across the world. "
target parent: Deutsche Telekom
target: Tolino
Tolino is a brand name of e-readers and tablets marketed by leading booksellers in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Since 2014, the e-reader has also been available in Belgium, Netherlands, and Italy.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 10/28/2016 via Reuters

Rakuten Inc., will acquire Soukai Drug Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Rakuten, one of the world's leading Internet services companies, is acquiring Soukai Drug, a company that engages in the online retail of household and health related goods in China, Japan, and Indonesia. The company’s products include diet and vitamin supplements, herbal tea, candies, processed food and more.
buyer: Rakuten Inc. (TSE:4755:$14,097.57)
Rakuten, Inc. is one of the world's leading Internet services companies. They provide a variety of products and services for consumers and businesses, with a focus on e-commerce, finance, and digital content. "
target parent: Sumitomo Corporation
target: Soukai Drug Co., Ltd.
Soukai Drug engages in the online retail of household and health related goods in China, Japan, and Indonesia. The company’s products include diet and vitamin supplements, herbal tea, candies, processed food and more.
price ($mm)
$85*
rev ($mm)
$298
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.3x
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/20/2016 via Company Press Release

Uphold, acquired Bitnet Technologies

synopsis: Uphold, the leading cloud-based financial platform, has announced the acquisition of Bitnet Technologies. Bitnet enables merchants to accept Bitcoin and other digital currencies as payment in exchange for goods and services.
buyer: Uphold
Uphold, Inc. operates a cloud based money platform for moving, converting, transacting, and holding money or commodities. "
target parent: Rakuten Inc.
target: Bitnet Technologies
Bitnet enables merchants to accept Bitcoin and other digital currencies as payment in exchange for goods and services. They are building an industrial grade platform to provide a global payment processing service for enterprise-class merchants.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/24/2016 via BNC Analysis

Rakuten Inc., acquired Bitnet Technologies

synopsis: Rakuten, Inc., one of the world's leading Internet services companies, has acquired Bitnet Technologies, a company that enables merchants to accept Bitcoin and other digital currencies as payment in exchange for goods and services.
buyer: Rakuten Inc. (TSE:4755:$14,097.57)
Rakuten, Inc. is one of the world's leading Internet services companies. They provide a variety of products and services for consumers and businesses, with a focus on e-commerce, finance, and digital content. "
target: Bitnet Technologies
Bitnet enables merchants to accept Bitcoin and other digital currencies as payment in exchange for goods and services. They are building an industrial grade platform to provide a global payment processing service for enterprise-class merchants.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 7/12/2016 via Market Wire

Rakuten Marketing, acquired Nextperf

synopsis: Rakuten Marketing announced that it has acquired Nextperf, a company with advanced machine learning for real-time ad and creative optimization. Nextperf is a world leader in retargeting solutions and artificial intelligence applied to online advertising.
buyer parent: Rakuten Inc.
buyer: Rakuten Marketing
Rakuten Marketing is the global leader in omnichannel marketing, delivering its vision of driving the omni experience marketing designed for a streamlined customer experience. They offer an integrated strategy that combines consumer centric insights with e-commerce expertise. "
target: Nextperf
Nextperf is a world leader in retargeting solutions and artificial intelligence applied to online advertising. The company is active throughout Europe as well as in Brazil and North America, and boasts a portfolio of nearly 1,000 clients for whom it guarantees the highest market ROI.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 10/14/2021 via BNC Analysis

Freshii Inc., will acquire Natura Market

synopsis: Freshii Inc., a health casual restaurant in Canada, will acquire a 60% stake in Natura Market ECommerce Inc., an online health and wellness product retailer in Canada. Natura Market aims to make clean eating easy and effortless. They offer products for vegan, paleo, keto, and gluten-free diets.
buyer: Freshii Inc.
Freshii is a health casual restaurant in Canada. Freshii serves fresh food designed to energize people on the go. Their mission is to help people live better by making healthy food convenient and affordable. Their diverse and customizable menu includes salads, wraps, bowls, burritos, soup, and more."
target: Natura Market
Natura Market is an online health and wellness product retailer in Canada. Natura Market aims to make clean eating easy and effortless by offering healthy foods and natural personal care products from best-selling brands online. They offer products for vegan, paleo, keto, and gluten-free diets.
price ($mm)
$4.57*
rev ($mm)
$15
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.5x
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/13/2021 via BNC Analysis

Jüsto, acquired Freshmart

synopsis: Jüsto, the first 100% digital Mexican supermarket, has acquired Freshmart, the largest online supermarket in Peru. Freshmart combines the warmth of a neighborhood market with the convenience and efficiency of online shopping. The company offers over 3,000 products in various categories, including groceries, fruits, vegetables, dairy, meat and more.
buyer: Jüsto
Jüsto is the first 100% digital Mexican supermarket. Jüsto offers a vast catalogue of products, both from top brands and local producers, all at competitive prices. Their products include fruits, vegetables, meat products, beauty products, house supplies, and more. "
target: Freshmart
Freshmart is the largest online supermarket in Peru. Freshmart combines the warmth of a neighborhood market with the convenience and efficiency of online shopping. The company offers over 3,000 products in various categories, including groceries, fruits, vegetables, dairy, meat, and more.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 9/24/2021 via Reuters

EQT AB, will acquire Zooplus AG

synopsis: EQT AB is to acquire Zooplus AG, an online retailer of pet food and supplies with headquarters in Munich, Germany. Founded in 1999, the E-commerce company ships now to 30 countries in Europe and the United Kingdom.
buyer: EQT AB (EQT:$687.20)
EQT is a purpose-driven global investment organization with more than EUR 67 billion in assets under management across 26 active funds. EQT funds have portfolio companies in Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Americas with total sales of approximately EUR 29 billion and more than 175,000 employees. "
target: Zooplus AG (XTRA:ZO1:$2,276.14)
Zooplus AG is an online retailer of pet food and supplies with headquarters in Munich, Germany. Founded in 1999, the E-commerce company ships now to 30 countries in Europe and the United Kingdom.
price ($mm)[EV]
$3,936 [$3,850]
rev ($mm)
$2,279
EBITDA ($mm)
$92
EV / rev
1.7x
EV / EBITDA
42.0x
announced 9/22/2021 via GlobeNewswire

iMedia Brands, Inc., will acquire 1-2-3.tv GmbH

synopsis: iMedia Brands, Inc. is to acquire 123tv, a leading interactive media company disrupting Germany’s television retailing marketplace with its expertise in proprietary, Dutch auction style live and automated auctions that engages consumers with 123tv’s balanced merchandising mix of compelling products shipped directly to their homes.
buyer: iMedia Brands, Inc. (IMBI:$460.47)
iMedia Brands, Inc. is a leading interactive media company that owns a growing portfolio of TV Networks, Consumer Brands and Digital Services that together position the Company as a leading single-source partner to television advertisers and consumer brands. "
target parent: ARCUS Capital AG
target: 1-2-3.tv GmbH
123tv is a leading interactive media company disrupting Germany’s television retailing marketplace with its expertise in proprietary, Dutch auction style live and automated auctions that engages consumers with 123tv’s balanced merchandising mix of compelling products shipped directly to their homes.
price ($mm)
$95
rev ($mm)
$190
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.8x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/20/2021 via BNC Analysis

Internet Fusion Ltd., acquired Shade Station

synopsis: Shade Station, one of the UK’s largest independent online retailers of affordable sunglasses, has been bought by Internet Fusion Group (IFG), a fast-growing ecommerce business which sells outdoor and fashionwear and has been growing through a buy-and-build strategy.
buyer: Internet Fusion Ltd.
Internet Fusion is a global online retailer catering to every market from outdoor lifestyle to equestrian, with hundreds of brands and a growing list of websites. They only retail the leading brands with the best reputations to ensure that their customers keep returning. "
target: Shade Station
Shade Station was founded in May 2000 by David Allen and Jocelyn Anders, and is one of the UK’s largest independent online retailers of affordable sunglasses from brands including Tom Ford, Chanel, Dior, Gucci and Prada as well as trend led accessories.
price ($mm)
$14
rev ($mm)
$20
EBITDA ($mm)
$3
EV / rev
1.0x
EV / EBITDA
6.5x
announced 9/10/2021 via BusinessWire

Francisco Partners Management LLC, will acquire RugsUSA

synopsis: Francisco Partners, a leading global investment firm, is to acquire a majority in RugsUSA, a leading e-commerce provider of area rugs and home décor products, from Comvest Partners, an operationally-focused private investment firm.
buyer: Francisco Partners Management LLC
Francisco Partners is a leading global investment firm that specializes in partnering with technology and technology-enabled businesses. Francisco Partners has raised approximately $25 billion in committed capital and invested in more than 300 technology companies. "
target parent: Comvest Partners
target: RugsUSA
RugsUSA is a leading e-commerce provider of area rugs and home décor products. Since launching in 1998, RugsUSA has been dedicated to helping customers turn their houses into homes, offering a stunning array of rug styles, materials and sizes to suit every design need and budget.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/25/2021 via Company Press Release

Michelin, acquired Allopneus.com

synopsis: Michelin, a France-based tire company, has acquired Allopneus.com, a leading online tire sales and fitting business in France. Allopneus.com offers the widest and most complete range of tires on the market. They have tires for cars, vans, 4x4s, 2 wheelers, quad bikes, and more. They also offer a wide range of steel and alloy rims.
buyer: Michelin (ENXTPA:ML:$26,230.74)
Michelin, headquartered in France, is dedicated to enhancing its clients' mobility, sustainably; designing and distributing the most suitable tires, services and solutions; providing digital services, maps and guides; and developing high-technology materials that serve the mobility industry. "
target: Allopneus.com
Allopneus.com is a leading online tire sales and fitting business in France. Allopneus.com offers the widest and most complete range of tires on the market. They have tires for cars, vans, 4x4s, 2 wheelers, quad bikes, and more. They also offer a wide range of steel and alloy rims.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 8/24/2021 via BNC Analysis

Pental, will acquire Hampers With Bite

synopsis: Pental, an Australian provider of household chemical and cleaning products, will acquire Hampers with Bite, Australia’s leading online retailer for luxury gift baskets and hampers. Hampers with Bite offers affordable gift hampers and baskets for holidays, beer, chocolate, anniversaries and more.
buyer: Pental
Pental is an Australian provider of household chemical and cleaning products. With an iconic portfolio of brands, Pental has been servicing Australians for generations with honest products that really work. Their brands include White King, Janola, Sunlight, Softly, Country Life, Velvet, and more. "
target: Hampers With Bite
Hampers with Bite is Australia’s leading online retailer for luxury gift baskets and hampers. Hampers with Bite offers affordable gift hampers that feature delicious gourmet products and beautiful packaging. They have hampers and baskets for holidays, beer, chocolate, anniversaries and more.
price ($mm)
$17
rev ($mm)
$17
EBITDA ($mm)
$4
EV / rev
1.2x
EV / EBITDA
5.5x
closed 9/2/2021 via GlobeNewswire

OneWater Marine Inc., acquired PartsVu

synopsis: OneWater Marine Inc., one of the largest premium recreational boat retailers in the US, has acquired PartsVu, an online marketplace for OEM marine parts, electronics and accessories. PartsVu helps boaters to get back out on the water as quickly as possible. Their products include engine parts, oils, gauges, anchors and more.
buyer: OneWater Marine Inc.
OneWater Marine is one of the largest premium recreational boat retailers in the US. OneWater operates 69 stores throughout 10 different states. The group offers a broad range of products and services, including pre-owned boats, parts and accessories, finance products, repair services and more. "
target: PartsVu
PartsVu is an online marketplace for OEM marine parts, electronics and accessories. PartsVu's goal is to provide the boating world with the best possible shopping experience and to get them back out on the water. Their products include engine parts, oils, gauges, anchors and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 7/15/2021 via BNC Analysis

Magalu, will acquire KaBuM!

synopsis: Magazine Luiza (Magalu) announced the acquisition of Kabum!. Founded in 2003, KaBuM! was one of the pioneers in Brazilian e-commerce and is the largest e-commerce in the technology segment in Latin America.
buyer: Magalu (BOVESPA:MGLU3:$6,515.13)
Magazine Luiza (Magalu) is one of Brazil's largest retailers, operating through physical stores and website. Magalu operates over 880 stores and 9 distribution centers. Magalu also offers complementary products and financial services such as consumer credit, insurance and consortium. "
target: KaBuM!
Founded in 2003, KaBuM! was one of the pioneers in Brazilian e-commerce and is the largest e-commerce in the technology segment in Latin America. KaBuM! focuses on sales of products related to games and is a great supporter of electronic sports.
price ($mm)
$517
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/14/2021 via PR Newswire

FastGrowingTrees.com, acquired PlantingTree

synopsis: FastGrowingTrees.com (FGT), an online seller of trees, has acquired PlantingTree, a family-owned and operated online garden center. PlantingTree delivers quality plants and gardening supplies directly to their customer's door. They offer plants, trees, shrubs, ornamental grasses, fruits & berries, fertilizer, soil, and more.
buyer parent: Summit Park LLC
buyer: FastGrowingTrees.com
FastGrowingTrees.com (FGT) is an online seller of trees. FGT offers consumers a broad variety of high-quality trees and shrubs through its websites fast-growing-trees.com and brighterblooms.com. They offer fruit trees, evergreen trees, flowering trees, shurbs & hedges, perennial plants, and more. "
target: PlantingTree
PlantingTree is a family-owned and operated online garden center. PlantingTree delivers quality plants and gardening supplies directly to their customer's door. They offer plants, trees, shrubs, ornamental grasses, fruits & berries, fertilizer, soil, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 7/9/2021 via BusinessWire

Thoma Bravo, LLC, will acquire Stamps.com

synopsis: Thoma Bravo, a leading software investment firm, will acquire Stamps.com, a leading provider of e-commerce shipping solutions. With the financial and operational support of Thoma Bravo, Stamps.com can continue to innovate and pursue growth opportunities to capture the expanding e-commerce shipping market.
buyer: Thoma Bravo, LLC
Thoma Bravo is a leading private equity firm focused on the software and technology-enabled services sectors. Thoma Bravo partners with a company’s management team to implement operating best practices, invest in growth initiatives and make acquisitions intended to accelerate revenue and earnings. "
target: Stamps.com (STMP:$795.72)
Stamps.com is the leading provider of e-commerce shipping software solutions to customers including consumers, small businesses, e-commerce shippers, enterprises, and high volume shippers. Their solutions help businesses run their shipping operations more smoothly and function more successfully.
price ($mm)[EV]
$6,108 [$5,628]
rev ($mm)
$780
EBITDA ($mm)
$228
EV / rev
7.9x
EV / EBITDA
27.1x
closed 7/7/2021 via BNC Analysis

YouGarden, acquired Gardening Direct

synopsis: YouGarden, an online garden centre in the UK, has acquired Gardening Direct, one of the UK’s leading online and mail order suppliers of live plants. Gardening Direct offers top quality plants with easy to follow growing instructions. Their products include fruit plants, vegetable plants, indoor plants, shrubs, garden tools, compost, and more.
buyer parent: Kester Capital
buyer: YouGarden
YouGarden is an online garden centre in the UK. YouGarden enables gardening for everyone. They offer plants that can be grown anywhere, including on balconies, small patios and decking. Their products include bedding plants, garden equipment, bulbs, trees, fruits, vegetables, and more. "
target: Gardening Direct
Gardening Direct is one of the UK’s leading online and mail order suppliers of live plants. Gardening Direct offers top quality plants with easy to follow growing instructions. Their products include fruit plants, vegetable plants, indoor plants, shrubs, garden tools, compost, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/24/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Hickory Farms, acquired Wicked Good Cupcakes

synopsis: Hickory Farms, America’s favorite food gift retailer, has acquired Wicked Good Cupcakes, an online mason jar cupcake shop, started by a mother and daughter as a way to spend more quality time together. They quickly became known for their delicious gourmet cupcakes in a jar and a successful debut on ABC’s Shark Tank in 2013.
buyer: Hickory Farms
Since 1951, Hickory Farms LLC has been a leading retailer of food gifts and specialty foods available online, in catalogs, and in leading mass merchants, supermarkets, and a variety of seasonal retail shopping locations in the U.S. and Canada. "
target: Wicked Good Cupcakes
Wicked Good Cupcakes is an online mason jar cupcake shop, started by a mother and daughter as a way to spend more quality time together. They quickly became known for their delicious gourmet cupcakes in a jar and a successful debut on ABC’s Shark Tank in 2013.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/23/2021 via BNC Analysis

Petz, acquired Cansei de ser Gato

synopsis: Petz, the largest pet shop chain in Brazil, has acquired Cansei de ser Gato, a digital content and e-commerce platform in Brazil focused on cats. Cansei de ser Gato sells cat toys, beds, clothes, and cat themed products such as stickers, doormats, pins, and more. The company also operates PodCat, a podcast full of news and trivia about cats.
buyer: Petz (BOVESPA:PETZ3:$320.86)
Petz is the largest pet shop chain in Brazil. Petz offers a diverse variety of products for all kinds of pets, including dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, rodents, and fish. Their products include toys, snacks, collars, beds, cages, medicine, clothes, accessories, and more. "
target: Cansei de ser Gato
Cansei de ser Gato is a digital content and e-commerce platform in Brazil focused on cats. Cansei de ser Gato sells cat toys, beds, clothes, and cat themed products such as stickers, doormats, pins, and more. The company also operates PodCat, a podcast full of news and trivia about cats.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/14/2021 via BNC Analysis

Signa Sports United, will acquire Wiggle Ltd.

synopsis: Signa, the global no.1 pure play online sporting goods retailer, will acquire Britain-based Wiggle, which engages in the online retail of equipment for cycling, running, and swimming for men, women, and kids in the United Kingdom and internationally.
buyer: Signa Sports United
SIGNA Sports United is Europe’s leading, fast-growing and profitable sports commerce and tech platform, in the categories Bike, Tennis, Outdoor and Team Sports. "
target parent: Bridgepoint
target: Wiggle Ltd.
Wiggle Ltd. engages in the online retail of equipment for cycling, running, and swimming for men, women, and kids in the United Kingdom and internationally.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$500
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/1/2021 via BNC Analysis

Yandex N.V., will acquire KupiVIP

synopsis: Yandex, one of the largest internet companies in Europe, has agreed to buy online fashion retailer KupiVIP, an online store that offers clothing, footwear and accessories from over 1,000 fashion brands. KupiVIP operates in Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan and works with more than 3,000 Russian and foreign suppliers.
buyer: Yandex N.V. (YNDX:$3,325.20)
Yandex is one of the largest internet companies in Europe, providing a wide variety of search and other online services. Yandex's mission is to help users solve their everyday problems by building people-centric products and services. "
target: KupiVIP
KupiVIP online store was founded in 2008. It offers clothing, footwear and accessories from over 1,000 fashion brands. KupiVIP operates in Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan and works with more than 3,000 Russian and foreign suppliers. It also operates a logistics complex.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 5/19/2021 via BNC Analysis

BWX Limited, will acquire Flora & Fauna

synopsis: BWX, a global manufacturer and distributor of natural skin and hair care products, will acquire Flora & Fauna, Australia's largest online vegan beauty and lifestyle retailer. Flora & Fauna offers products that are vegan, ethically sourced, cruelty-free and low impact. Their products include vegan foods, makeup, clothing, waste bags and more.
buyer: BWX Limited (ASX:BWX:$146.20)
BWX is a global manufacturer and distributor of natural skin and hair care products. BWX aims to create amazing products that make people feel better about themselves. Their market-leading personal care brands include Sukin, Andalou Naturals, USPA, Mineral Fusion, and Nourished Life. "
target: Flora & Fauna
Flora & Fauna is Australia's largest online vegan beauty and lifestyle retailer. Flora & Fauna offers products that are vegan, ethically sourced, cruelty-free and low impact. Their wide range of products include vegan foods, organic drinks, makeup, clothing, waste bags and more.
price ($mm)
$24
rev ($mm)
$9
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.6x
EV / EBITDA
announced 5/5/2021 via Company Press Release

Making Science Group, S.A., will acquire Ventis Srl

synopsis: Making Science Group, SA has reached a purchase agreement to acquire 100% of the shares of the Italian company Ventis Srl, the e-commerce and loyalty platform created in 2016 by the banking group ICCREA Banca, the third largest banking group in the country. Ventis offers products related to fashion, food, and furniture via their online store.
buyer: Making Science Group, S.A. (BME:MAKS:$70.82)
Based in Spain, Making Science is a technology and digital marketing consultancy specializing in e-commerce and digital transformation. Its business model responds to the growing need for companies to digitize their entire value chain, particularly in the area of marketing. "
target parent: ICCREA Banca
target: Ventis Srl
Ventis, based in Italy, is an online shopping website and payment software, that sells Made in Italy items and the international excellences. They select the best of Fashion, Home and Food and Wine every day, offering their clients exclusive showcases at an exceptional price.
price ($mm)
$11
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 4/19/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Design Holding S.p.A., will acquire YDesign Group

synopsis: YDesign Group, the leading online destination for modern and contemporary design lighting in North America, has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Design Holding, an international operating group in the global high-end design market that includes industry leading companies such as B&B Italia, Flos and Louis Poulsen.
buyer parent: Carlyle Group
buyer: Design Holding S.p.A.
Design Holding is an international operating group in the global high-end design market that includes industry leading companies such as B&B Italia, Flos and Louis Poulsen "
target: YDesign Group
YDesign Group is a California-based e-commerce company that offers the best in modern and contemporary lighting, furniture and home furnishings through its two websites Lumens.com and YLighting.com
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$160
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA

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Ticker: TSXV:INX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Intouch Insight Inc.
Intouch Insight Inc.
Intouch Insight offers a complete portfolio of customer experience management (CEM) products and services that help global brands delight their customers, strengthen brand reputation and improve financial performance.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$13.75
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.05)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.52)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: AIM:INTQ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
InternetQ PLC
InternetQ PLC
InternetQ is one of the world's most successful Mobile, Social & APP-based service providers. Their disruptive mobile marketing, rich media and advertising platforms enable clients to profitably engage with the emerging social entertainment ecosystem.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$151.44
EBITDA ($mm)
$14.25
EBIT ($mm)
$12.92
Net Income ($mm)
$11.84
Employees
155
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Ticker: ENXTPA:IPS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ipsos S.A
Ipsos S.A
Ipsos ranks third in the global research industry. They have built a solid Group around a multi-specialist positioning – Media and advertising research; Marketing research; Client and employee relationship management; Opinion & social research; Mobile, Online, Offline data collection and delivery.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$2,188.97
EBITDA ($mm)
$216.16
EBIT ($mm)
$189.18
Net Income ($mm)
$130.45
Employees
17640
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Ticker: XTRA:GFK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GfK Group
GfK Group
GfK is the trusted source of relevant market and consumer information that enables its clients to make smarter decisions. More than 13,000 market research experts combine their passion with GfK’s long-standing data science experience.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$1,759.04
EBITDA ($mm)
$164.56
EBIT ($mm)
$84.18
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
12926
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Ticker: AIM:NFC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Next 15
Next 15
Next 15 is a communications business which employs over 1,250 people across 36 offices in 15 countries, incorporating 17 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$444.63
EBITDA ($mm)
$46.65
EBIT ($mm)
$18.80
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2183
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Ticker: SCOR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
comScore, Inc.
comScore, Inc.
comScore, Inc. is a global leader in digital measurement and analytics, delivering insights on web, mobile and TV consumer behavior that enable clients to maximize the value of their digital investments.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$368.82
EBITDA ($mm)
$37.14
EBIT ($mm)
$1.66
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1292
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Ticker: TSE:3675
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cross Marketing Inc.
Cross Marketing Inc.
Cross Marketing Inc. is the pioneer online research provider in Japan. Having the capabilities of a full-service research agency, with the backing of the other group companies within Cross Marketing Group, they offer a total marketing solutions package on a global scale.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$80.11
EBITDA ($mm)
$7.30
EBIT ($mm)
$5.14
Net Income ($mm)
$3.79
Employees
949
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Ticker: ENXTPA:ALBLD
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bilendi
Bilendi
At a time when the volumes, variety and speed of data broadcast and exchange are expanding rapidly, Bilendi brings an innovative, technology-led approach to data collection, management and analysis. Its core activities are Services for Market Research and Customer Engagement and Loyalty.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$38.72
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.24
EBIT ($mm)
$3.24
Net Income ($mm)
$1.47
Employees
244
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Ticker: WSE:MCP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mediacap SA
Mediacap SA
MEDIACAP SA is the fastest growing publicly listed group providing services in the field of media, marketing, market research and public opinion. The company is based in Poland.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$34.21
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.98
EBIT ($mm)
$1.64
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: XSAT:CEAB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Community Entertainment Svenska AB
Community Entertainment Svenska AB
Community Entertainment Svenska AB (publ), through its subsidiaries, focuses on commercializing proprietary software for online quizzes. It serves entertainment, information, and education industries. The company was founded in 2000 and is based in Stockholm, Sweden.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$0.23
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.31)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.45)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: PGND
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Press Ganey Associates, Inc.
Press Ganey Associates, Inc.
Press Ganey offers an integrated suite of solutions that enables enterprise transformation across the patient journey. Delivered through a cutting-edge digital platform, Press Ganey solutions address safety, clinical excellence, patient experience, and workforce engagement.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$344.32
EBITDA ($mm)
$104.94
EBIT ($mm)
$60.70
Net Income ($mm)
$27.26
Employees
1058
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Ticker: NLSN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Nielsen Company, Inc.
The Nielsen Company, Inc.
Nielsen is a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers watch and buy. Nielsen’s Watch segment provides media and advertising clients with Total Audience measurement services across all devices where content is consumed.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$6,361.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,224.00
EBIT ($mm)
$898.00
Net Income ($mm)
$691.00
Employees
43000
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Ticker: AMZN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Amazon.com, Inc.
Amazon.com, Inc.
Amazon.com, Inc. is a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle. Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be Earth’s most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$419,130.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$57,172.00
EBIT ($mm)
$29,775.00
Net Income ($mm)
$26,903.00
Employees
1298000
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Ticker: JD
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
JD.com
JD.com
JD.com is China’s largest online retailer. JD.com offers products across every major category, including electronics, apparel, furnishings, FMCG, home appliances and more. Their unrivalled logistics network enables them to provide their customers with same and next-day delivery services.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$95,602.89
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,143.17
EBIT ($mm)
$1,299.07
Net Income ($mm)
$3,187.66
Employees
240000
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Ticker: TSE:4755
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rakuten Inc.
Rakuten Inc.
Rakuten, Inc. is one of the world's leading Internet services companies. They provide a variety of products and services for consumers and businesses, with a focus on e-commerce, finance, and digital content.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$14,097.57
EBITDA ($mm)
($323.52)
EBIT ($mm)
($1,891.52)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
23841
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Ticker: XTRA:ZAL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Zalando SE
Zalando is Europe's leading online fashion platform- offering a broad assortment of fashion for men, women and children. We carry over 1.500 brands and over 150.000 product choices for over 17 million customers in 15 countries.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$8,323.59
EBITDA ($mm)
$310.99
EBIT ($mm)
$209.21
Net Income ($mm)
$127.22
Employees
13744
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Ticker: SIFY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sify Limited
Sify Limited
Sify is among the largest Internet, network and e-Commerce services companies in India, offering end-to-end solutions with a comprehensive range of products delivered over a common Internet backbone infrastructure. This Internet backbone reaches 171 cities and towns in India.
year
2008
rev ($mm)
$6,006.22
EBITDA ($mm)
$198.53
EBIT ($mm)
($195.81)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: CNV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cnova N.V.
Cnova N.V.
Cnova N.V., one of the world’s largest e-Commerce companies, serves 15 million active customers via state-of-the-art retail websites: Cdiscount in France, Brazil, Colombia, Thailand, Vietnam, Ivory Coast, Senegal, Cameroon, Burkina Faso and Belgium; Extra.com.br, Pontofrio.com and Casasbahia.com.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$3,647.01
EBITDA ($mm)
($97.51)
EBIT ($mm)
($141.91)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5540
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Ticker: W
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wayfair LLC
Wayfair LLC
Wayfair is one of the world's largest online destinations for the home. With one of the world's largest online selections of furniture, home furnishings and décor, including more than seven million products from over 7,000 suppliers, Wayfair helps people find the perfect product at the right price.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$2,868.04
EBITDA ($mm)
($99.40)
EBIT ($mm)
($125.47)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3809
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Ticker: LSE:OCDO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ocado Retail
Ocado Retail
Ocado Retail is one of the largest online grocery retailers in the UK. Ocado Retail operates Ocado, the world’s largest dedicated online supermarket; and Ocado Zoom, a one-hour grocery delivery service. Ocado offers over 40,000 products to choose from, including yogurt, cheese, fruit, meat and more.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$2,670.74
EBITDA ($mm)
$81.98
EBIT ($mm)
$3.27
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
15152
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Ticker: XTRA:ZO1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Zooplus AG
Zooplus AG
Zooplus AG is an online retailer of pet food and supplies with headquarters in Munich, Germany. Founded in 1999, the E-commerce company ships now to 30 countries in Europe and the United Kingdom.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$2,276.14
EBITDA ($mm)
$64.79
EBIT ($mm)
$62.29
Net Income ($mm)
$31.08
Employees
823
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Ticker: BTOW3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
B2W Digital
B2W Digital
B2W Digital is the leading e-commerce company in Latin America. B2W Digital features the largest and most esteemed brands on the internet and offers more than 40 categories of products and services. Their portfolio of brands include Americanas.com, Submarino, Shoptime, and Sou Barato.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,791.38
EBITDA ($mm)
$58.18
EBIT ($mm)
$47.09
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
10781
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Ticker: OSTK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Overstock.com, Inc.
Overstock.com, Inc.
Overstock.com, Inc. is an online "closeout" retailer offering discount, brand-name merchandise for sale over the Internet. The company offers its customers an opportunity to shop for bargains conveniently, while offering its suppliers an alternative inventory liquidation distribution channel.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,757.65
EBITDA ($mm)
($82.01)
EBIT ($mm)
($98.72)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1800
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Ticker: LSE:THG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Hut Group Ltd.
The Hut Group Ltd.
THG, based in England, has grown from a start-up business to a global digital commerce group, fast becoming one of the world’s leading beauty and wellbeing online retail organizations. Founded by Matthew Moulding in 2004, THG operates more than 160 websites that sell products across 140 markets.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,552.03
EBITDA ($mm)
$75.46
EBIT ($mm)
$10.25
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
7000
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Ticker: JSE:MRP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mr. Price Group Ltd
Mr. Price Group Ltd
Mr. Price Group, is an online retail group, based in South Africa, that markets itself as an omni-channel retailer, they offer a wide range of goods. They wish to add value to their customers’ lives, while caring for the communities and environments in which they operate.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,424.11
EBITDA ($mm)
$251.86
EBIT ($mm)
$230.10
Net Income ($mm)
$155.08
Employees
17986
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Ticker: VIPS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vipshop
Vipshop
Vipshop Holdings Ltd. retails branded products at discount over the Internet. The company retails through flash sales, in which limited quantities of an item are sold at deep discount for a specified period of time.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$1,345.28
EBITDA ($mm)
$36.59
EBIT ($mm)
$29.69
Net Income ($mm)
$33.25
Employees
5043
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Ticker: NYSE:SYX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Systemax Inc.
Systemax Inc.
Systemax Inc., a Fortune 1000 company, sells industrial and technology products through a system of branded e-Commerce websites, relationship marketers and retail stores in North America and Europe. The primary brands are Global Industrial, MISCO, Inmac Wstore and TigerDirect.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,318.10
EBITDA ($mm)
$84.20
EBIT ($mm)
$79.30
Net Income ($mm)
$73.50
Employees
1900
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