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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:$12,183.11)
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 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:$23.25)
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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closed 12/29/2017 via PR Newswire

Baifendian Group, acquired InsightWorks

synopsis: Baifendian Group, a leading big data and AI solutions provider in China, announced that it has acquired InsightWorks, a leading Chinese online survey company. InsightWorks, as the pioneer and leader of consumer insight by combining big and survey data, has become the largest online consumer survey community in China.
buyer: Baifendian Group
Baifendian Group is a leading big data and AI solutions provider in China. Baifendian is committed to the building of big data underlying technology platform, AI and intelligent application scenarios so as to help enterprises achieve the data asset management and value realization. "
target: InsightWorks
InsightWorks is the domestic top-notch consumer insight solutions provider based on integration of big and survey data. InsightWorks stays committed to providing online survey and consumer insight products and services in a real-time, high-efficient and professional way via big data technology.
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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:$12,183.11)
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 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:$1,307.71)
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:$12,183.11)
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:$12,183.11)
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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closed 6/8/2018 via Company Press Release

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:$12,183.11)
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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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.
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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)
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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:$12,183.11)
Rakuten, Inc. is one of the world's leading Internet services companies. They provide a variety of products and services for consumers and businesses, with a focus on e-commerce, finance, and digital content. "
target parent: Sumitomo Corporation
target: Soukai Drug Co., Ltd.
Soukai Drug engages in the online retail of household and health related goods in China, Japan, and Indonesia. The company’s products include diet and vitamin supplements, herbal tea, candies, processed food and more.
price ($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:$12,183.11)
Rakuten, Inc. is one of the world's leading Internet services companies. They provide a variety of products and services for consumers and businesses, with a focus on e-commerce, finance, and digital content. "
target: Bitnet Technologies
Bitnet enables merchants to accept Bitcoin and other digital currencies as payment in exchange for goods and services. They are building an industrial grade platform to provide a global payment processing service for enterprise-class merchants.
price ($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)
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closed 6/30/2016 via Market Wire

Slice Technologies, Inc., acquired Vibrant Data

synopsis: Slice Technologies, whose products and services make the world's highest-fidelity commerce data actionable, has acquired Vibrant Data, which reveals non-obvious patterns in complex, high dimensional data, for an undisclosed sum.
buyer parent: Rakuten Inc.
buyer: Slice Technologies, Inc.
Slice is known for its popular shopping and package tracking app. Slice automatically identifies e-receipts within inboxes and extracts every data point about every purchase to create digital commerce products that delight consumers and create business value for partners. "
target: Vibrant Data
Vibrant Data is a cloud-based data analytics platform for uncovering hidden trends in multidimensional data.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/24/2016 via BusinessWire

Ebates Inc., acquired Shopular

synopsis: Ebates, the pioneer and leader in online cash back shopping, announced the acquisition of Shopular, a mobile product discovery app that is a consistent leader in user popularity and ratings. Shopular delights shoppers with its intuitive product discovery experience and mobile shopping alerts.
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: Shopular
Shopular delights shoppers with its intuitive product discovery experience and mobile shopping alerts. Shopular is used by over a million consumers who consistently reward it with the highest ratings.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 10/14/2020 via PR Newswire

CriticalPoint Capital, acquired Shoes.com

synopsis: CriticalPoint Capital, LLC has completed the acquisition of Shoes.com from Walmart, Inc. Shoes.com is a leading online retailer of footwear, apparel, and accessories, in the U.S. and internationally, offering a broad assortment of the best brands spanning athletic to casual for women, men, and children.
buyer: CriticalPoint Capital
CriticalPoint Capital is a private investment firm based in Manhattan Beach, CA. The firm is focused on acquiring companies with long-term value creation opportunities and partnering with management teams that can benefit from patient capital and a thoughtful approach to growth. "
target parent: Walmart
target: Shoes.com
Shoes.com is a leading online footwear, clothing, and accessories retailer and was one of the first eCommerce companies to sell footwear online. The company carries hundreds of top brands, helping every person find the best pair of shoes through easy, accessible, expert-guided shopping.
price ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 10/1/2020 via BusinessWire

Brand Velocity Partners LLC, acquired BBQGuys

synopsis: Brand Velocity Partners (“BVP”), an independent sponsor focused on acquiring and growing branded consumer-facing businesses that benefit from deep in-house marketing resources, has acquired BBQGuys, the largest e-commerce platform of higher-end barbeque grills, grilling accessories, and outdoor kitchen products.
buyer: Brand Velocity Partners LLC
Brand Velocity Partners is a private equity firm focused on acquiring lower-middle market consumer businesses in search of marketing muscle. BVP sets itself apart by providing best-in-class marketing resources and relationships to propel its portfolio companies to the next level of growth and value."
target: BBQGuys
BBQGuys is the parent company of BBQGuys.com, the largest e-commerce platform of higher-end grills, grilling accessories, and outdoor kitchen products. The firm is evolving into a “backyard” lifestyle brand with other outdoor living products such as refrigeration, fireplaces, and furniture.
price ($mm)
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announced 9/24/2020 via PR Newswire

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., will acquire 1-800-Contacts Inc.

synopsis: 1-800 Contacts, the largest retailer of contact lenses in the U.S., announced a definitive agreement under which global investment firm KKR will acquire the company from AEA Investors. 1-800 Contacts offers all of the most popular brands of contact lenses at competitive prices while delivering exceptional customer service.
buyer: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR:$1,307.71)
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: AEA Investors LP
target: 1-800-Contacts Inc. (CTAC:$212.00)
1-800 Contacts is the largest retailer of contact lenses in the United States and is dedicated to making it easier for consumers to purchase contact lenses. 1-800 Contacts offers all of the most popular brands of contact lenses at competitive prices while delivering exceptional customer service.
price ($mm)
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closed 9/17/2020 via PR Newswire

Entro Marketing Pty Limited, acquired Back To Sport

synopsis: Entro Marketing Pty Limited, owner of BodyHeal, an online retailer for sports injury supplies, has acquired Back To Sport, an online shop focusing on physiotherapy and rehabilitation supplies that help athletes and sports people to prevent and recover from most sport injuries. Both companies are based in Australia.
buyer: Entro Marketing Pty Limited
Entro Marketing Pty Limited is a family-owned company and are experts in the world of sports injury supplies. It is also the owner of BodyHeal, another online retailer for sports injury supplies. "
target: Back To Sport
Back To Sport is an online shop focusing on physiotherapy and rehabilitation supplies that help athletes and sports people to prevent and recover from most sport injuries. They are based in Australia.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/25/2020 via GlobeNewswire

MelodyVR, acquired Napster

synopsis: MelodyVR is acquiring Rhapsody International, which does business as Napster. Napster is the original music service, created by music lovers for music lovers. They have a huge catalog of over 40 million tracks, with new music added every day. You can play all the music you want, as often as you want.
buyer: MelodyVR
MelodyVR is the destination for music in virtual reality. From the side of the stage, to deep in the crowd, lose yourself in a world of live performances, wherever you are. "
target parent: RealNetworks, Inc.
target: Napster
Rhapsody International, dba Napster, is the original music service, created by music lovers for music lovers. They have a huge catalog of over 40 million tracks, with new music added every day. You can play all the music you want, as often as you want.
price ($mm)[EV]
$26 [$70]
rev ($mm)
$113
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.6x
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/19/2020 via Company Press Release

A.F. Blakemore & Son Ltd, acquired Veganstore.co.uk

synopsis: A.F. Blakemore & Son Ltd, a family-owned retail and wholesale distribution company in the UK, has acquired Veganstore.co.uk (Vegan Store), the UK’s first independent online retailer of vegan products. Vegan Store offers the best vegan products from around the globe. Their range of products include chocolate, mock meat, dairy alternatives and more.
buyer: A.F. Blakemore & Son Ltd
A.F. Blakemore & Son Ltd is a family-owned retail and wholesale distribution company in the UK. A.F. Blakemore operates 280 stores and serves more than 950 customers across England and Wales. Their wholesale division is a significant supplier to the independent grocery sector across the UK. "
target: Veganstore.co.uk
Veganstore.co.uk (Vegan Store) is the UK’s first independent online retailer of vegan products. Vegan Store offers the best vegan products from their network of partners around the globe. Their range of products include chocolate, coffee, mock meat, dairy alternatives, sauces, cakes and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 8/13/2020 via BNC Analysis

Les Mousquetaires, will acquire Brico Privé

synopsis: Les Mousquetaires, a leading France-based retail group, will acquire a majority stake in Brico Privé, a French private sales site dedicated to DIY, gardening and home improvement. Brico Privé offers their members up to 80% off on products from leading brands such as Bosch Professional, Einhell, Grohe and more.
buyer: Les Mousquetaires
Les Mousquetaires is a leading France-based retail group. Les Mousquetaires operates 9 brands and almost 4,000 stores. They operate stores for groceries, home appliances, and automotive equipment and accessories. Their brands include Intermarché, Netto, Bricomarché, Brico Crash, Roady, and more. "
target: Brico Privé
Brico Privé is a French private sales site dedicated to DIY, gardening and home improvement. Brico Privé offers their members up to 80% off on products from leading brands such as Bosch Professional, Einhell, Grohe and more. Their products include power tools, heaters, sofas, lawn chairs, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/4/2020 via PR Newswire

Icons.com, acquired Icons.com

synopsis: The directors of Icons.com has acquired the company back from Marka PJSC, the UAE’s first publicly traded retail operator. Icons.com is the world's leading football memorabilia company. Icons.com offers authentic signed football memorabilia from popular players such as Lionel Messi, Diego Maradona, Pele, Gareth Bale, Dele Alli and Eden Hazard.
buyer: Icons.com
Icons.com is the world's leading football memorabilia company. Icons.com offers authentic signed football memorabilia from popular players such as Lionel Messi, Diego Maradona, Pele, Gareth Bale, Dele Alli and Eden Hazard. Their products include shirts, framed photos, boots, balls, cards, and more. "
target parent: Marka
target: Icons.com
Icons.com is the world's leading football memorabilia company. Icons.com offers authentic signed football memorabilia from popular players such as Lionel Messi, Diego Maradona, Pele, Gareth Bale, Dele Alli and Eden Hazard. Their products include shirts, framed photos, boots, balls, cards, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/27/2020 via BNC Analysis

entradium, acquired HipHopTickets

synopsis: Madrid-based entradium, the most powerful ticketing and sales management platform on the market, has acquired HipHopTickets.es, a company that offers tickets for concerts and events of hip hop, rap, urban and black music throughout Spain.
buyer: entradium
entradium is the most powerful ticketing and sales management platform on the market, and the cheapest. They are based in Madrid, Spain. "
target: HipHopTickets
HipHopTickets.es offers tickets for concerts and events of hip hop, rap, urban and black music throughout Spain.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/27/2020 via Company Press Release

Invision AG, The TonerPartner Group, acquired Planet Sports GmbH

synopsis: Invision together with the experienced founder team of TonerPartner, acquired the operating assets of Planet Sports. Planet Sports is Europe's biggest Online Shop for board sports and street wear products. Besides snowboard, skateboard, wakeboard and surf equipment, they also offer the trendiest styles for off-hill adventures.
buyer: Invision AG
buyer: The TonerPartner Group
Invision is a leading Swiss- and Germany-based investment firm focusing on small and medium-sized businesses across Europe. The TonerPartner Group is a leading European web-shop specialized in selling printing consumables to SME customers. "
target: Planet Sports GmbH
Planet Sports was founded in 1993 and is Europe's biggest Online Shop for board sports and street wear products. Besides snowboard, skateboard, wakeboard and surf equipment, they also offer the trendiest styles for off-hill adventures.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 5/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Sendo will be merged with Tiki Corporation,

synopsis: Tiki, Vietnam's fastest and most trusted B2C e-commerce platform, has agreed to merge with Sendo, a Vietnamese e-commerce retailer and online commerce platform. Sendo has business to business and customer to customer businesses, and currently serves more than 300,000 sellers and 10 million buyers.
buyer: Tiki Corporation
Tiki is Vietnam's fastest and most trusted B2C e-commerce platform, across all categories. As a leading technology company, Tiki focuses on the customer experience with TikiNOW, a service offering two hour delivery, 30-day free exchange, and discounts on products for members. "
target parent: FPT Corporation
target: Sendo
Sendo is a Vietnamese e-commerce retailer and online commerce platform. Sendo has business to business and customer to customer businesses, and currently serves more than 300,000 sellers and 10 million buyers.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/15/2020 via BNC Analysis

Kogan Australia Pty. Ltd., acquired Matt Blatt

synopsis: Australian online retailer Kogan has acquired furniture company Matt Blatt. Matt Blatt, under Kogan, will now be an online-only store. They sell sofas, beds, mattresses, office furniture, rugs, lighting, home decor, and more.
buyer: Kogan Australia Pty. Ltd. (ASX:KGN:$277.56)
Kogan.com is Australia’s largest online retailer. They pride themselves on selling the best products for the lowest prices. Kogan.com is best known for their impressive range of electronics such as TVs, tablets and phones, but they have an ever-growing range of products in other categories as well. "
target: Matt Blatt
Founded in 1981, Matt Blatt has been an Australian furniture and homewares icon, for almost four decades, and was a family-run business for much of that time. They sell sofas, beds, mattresses, office furniture, rugs, lighting, home decor, and more.
price ($mm)
$2.81
rev ($mm)
$30
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.1x
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/8/2020 via BNC Analysis

A-lehdet, acquired Keskisen Kello Oy

synopsis: Finnish media group A-lehdet Oy has acquired a majority stake in E-commerce company Keskisen Kello Oy. Headquartered in Tuuri, Keskisen Kello is the largest Finnish online retailer of watches, smartwatches, and jewelry. The acquisition is aligned with A-lehdet’s goals and is expected to strengthen its E-commerce business.
buyer: A-lehdet
A-leader is a Finnish media house and pioneer in media content, digital commerce, and influencing. The A-letter Group consists of A-leftist Oy, which focuses on the media business, Finnish Design Shop Oy, the leading online store for Nordic design, and Genero, a pioneer in growth marketing. "
target: Keskisen Kello Oy
Keskisen Kello is the largest Finnish online retailer of watches, smart watches, and jewelry. The company's online store has over 10,000 products that include watches, jewelry, heart rate monitors, rings, silverware, christening gifts, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 5/7/2020 via BNC Analysis

LOCONDO.jp, will acquire Fashion Walker, Inc.

synopsis: LOCONDO.jp, a Japanese e-commerce site offering a wide variety of fashion products, will acquire Fashion Walker from World Co., Ltd., a Japanese clothing company. Fashion Walker is an online fashion retailer in Japan. Fashion Walker's range of products include shirts, jackets, pants, skirts, bags, wallets, jewelry, hats, shoes, and more.
buyer: LOCONDO.jp (TSE:3558:$79.67)
Established in 2010, LOCONDO.jp is a Japanese e-commerce site offering a wide variety of fashion products. LOCONDO.jp offers popular fashion products for girls, boys, women, and men. Their products include shoes, shirts, bags, wallets, underwear, accessories, and more. "
target parent: WORLD Co. Ltd.
target: Fashion Walker, Inc.
Fashion Walker is an online fashion retailer in Japan. Fashion Walker offers a wide variety of fashion apparel and accessories from leading brands. Their range of products include shirts, jackets, pants, skirts, bags, wallets, jewelry, hats, shoes, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$8
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/6/2020 via Company Press Release

Broadview Holding B.V., acquired Direct Online Services LTD

synopsis: Netherlands-based Broadview Holding B.V. has acquired Direct Online Services Holdings Ltd (DOS). Headquartered in the UK, DOS is a leading multi-channel e-commerce retailer that provides high-quality kitchen components at affordable prices. With this acquisition, Broadview aims to expand its position in the value chain of surface materials.
buyer: Broadview Holding B.V.
Netherlands-based Broadview is a holding company that pursues long-term growth and value creation through active support of its operating companies and efficient capital allocation. Broadview supports its companies in their development to become and stay the primary reference in their industry. "
target: Direct Online Services LTD
UK-based Direct Online Services Limited is an eCommerce-led multi-channel retailer of kitchen products. The company operates a number of brands, including Worktop Express, the UK’s #1 online worktop supplier, alongside complementary brands Solid Wood Kitchen Cabinets and WEX Trade, amongst others.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$48
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/29/2020 via BNC Analysis

CSC Generation, acquired One Kings Lane

synopsis: One Kings Lane, an online home shopping platform, was acquired by CSC Generation, a multi-brand technology platform and holding company that also owns Z Gallerie and DirectBuy. One Kings Lane has established itself as a premier digital-first home shopping destination with a highly curated breadth of furnishings and products.
buyer: CSC Generation
CSC Generation is a multibrand technology platform and holding company saving retail by leveraging its proprietary technology and operating expertise. The company operates a home furnishings and home improvement platform that sells appliances, kitchen cabinets, and other goods and services. "
target parent: Bed Bath and Beyond
target: One Kings Lane
One Kings Lane is a premier digital-first home shopping destination for products, expertise, and inspiration to help customers live in style. The company offers designer, vintage, and exclusive home furnishings, while their expert designers provide personalized design assistance.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/29/2020 via BNC Analysis

Fleurop AG, acquired Chokladogram.se

synopsis: Fleurop, the largest floral company in the world, has acquired Chokladogram.se, an online retailer of chocolate gifts in Sweden. Chokladogram.se offers a variety of high-quality chocolates with personalized greetings. Their products include chocolate boxes, chocolate pralines, chocolate bars, chocolate cones, and licorice.
buyer: Fleurop AG
Fleurop is the largest floral company in the world. The company connects more than 40,000 retail florists worldwide and offers an international floral delivery network in over 150 countries through their Fleurop and Interflora brands. "
target: Chokladogram.se
Chokladogram.se is an online retailer of chocolate gifts in Sweden. Chokladogram.se offers a variety of high-quality chocolates with personalized greetings. Their products include chocolate boxes, chocolate pralines, chocolate bars, chocolate cones, and licorice.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

all4golf, acquired Clubhouse Golf Ltd.

synopsis: all4golf, Europe’s largest e-commerce company for golf equipment, has acquired Clubhouse Golf from Foresight Group LLP, a UK-based infrastructure and private equity investment manager. Clubhouse Golf is an independent online retailer of golf equipment in the UK. Clubhouse Golf offers a variety of products from major brands at competitive prices.
buyer: all4golf
all4golf is Europe’s largest e-commerce company for golf equipment. all4golf offers more than 20,000 products at affordable prices with fast delivery. Their extensive range of products include golf clubs, polo shirts, golf umbrellas, shoes, accessories and more. "
target parent: Foresight Group
target: Clubhouse Golf Ltd.
Clubhouse Golf is the UK’s largest independent online retailer of golf equipment. Clubhouse Golf offers a large variety of products from major brands at competitive prices. Their products include golf clubs, bags, shoes, golf balls, trolleys, clothing, and golf accessories.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$30
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

FreshWorld, acquired Royale Fresh

synopsis: FreshWorld, a mobile app that provides fresh fruits and vegetables from farmers to customers' door step by using battery-operated carts, has acquired Royale Fresh, a online meat delivery startup. The company retails in chicken and meat products and is planning on delivering fish, cold cuts, and marinades.
buyer parent: Retail Worx
buyer: FreshWorld
Based in India, FreshWorld is a mobile app that provides fresh fruits and vegetables from farmers to customers' door step by using battery-operated carts. They are currently delivering in areas of Bangalore. "
target: Royale Fresh
Based in India, Royale Fresh is a online meat delivery startup. The company retails in chicken and meat products and is planning on delivering fish, cold cuts, and marinades. Royale Fresh gets the freshest meat delivered home.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/15/2020 via BNC Analysis

Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc., acquired Rival

synopsis: Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc., an American ticket sales and distribution company, has acquired Rival, a ticketing startup run by former Ticketmaster CEO, Nathan Hubbard. Rival's powerful, cutting edge software helps artists and teams make more money, meet all their fans, and keep everyone safer.
buyer parent: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
buyer: Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc. (TKTM:$1,240.48)
Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc. is an American ticket sales and distribution company based in Beverly Hills, California with operations in many countries around the world. In 2010 it merged with Live Nation under the name Live Nation Entertainment. "
target: Rival
Rival is a technology company, not a traditional ticketing provider. Their powerful, cutting edge software helps artists and teams make more money, meet all their fans, and keep everyone safer.
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Net Income ($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
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,038.49
EBITDA ($mm)
$212.27
EBIT ($mm)
$177.03
Net Income ($mm)
$110.88
Employees
17987
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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
2020
rev ($mm)
$388.85
EBITDA ($mm)
$51.59
EBIT ($mm)
$30.53
Net Income ($mm)
$2.93
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: 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: 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
2016
rev ($mm)
$23.25
EBITDA ($mm)
$3.18
EBIT ($mm)
$0.18
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
166
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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
2019
rev ($mm)
$6,465.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,389.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,012.00
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
46000
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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
2019
rev ($mm)
$280,522.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$36,193.00
EBIT ($mm)
$14,404.00
Net Income ($mm)
$11,588.00
Employees
798000
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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
2020
rev ($mm)
$12,183.11
EBITDA ($mm)
($222.53)
EBIT ($mm)
($1,299.05)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
20053
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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: 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: 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
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,529.18
EBITDA ($mm)
$15.77
EBIT ($mm)
($3.51)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
9052
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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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Ticker: FLWS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1-800-Flowers
1-800-Flowers
1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. operates as a florist and gift retailer in the United States. They primarily offer fresh-cut flowers, floral and fruit arrangements gourmet foods and gift baskets through telephone and online sales channels, retail flower shops, company-owned stores, and franchised stores.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,219.16
EBITDA ($mm)
$77.60
EBIT ($mm)
$46.94
Net Income ($mm)
$34.85
Employees
4785
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Ticker: SWX:MOZN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
mobilezone holding ag
mobilezone holding ag
Established in 1999 and based in Switzerland, mobilezone holding ag offers the complete product line of mobile phones as well as price plans of all providers for mobile and fixed-line telephony, digital TV, and Internet. Independent consulting, services for individual and business customers.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,212.25
EBITDA ($mm)
$58.04
EBIT ($mm)
$53.56
Net Income ($mm)
$40.07
Employees
1083
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Ticker: MALL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PC Mall, Inc.
PC Mall, Inc.
PC Mall, Inc., through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, is a leading value added direct marketer of technology products, services and solutions to small and medium sized businesses, mid-market and enterprise customers, government and educational institutions and individual consumers.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
$1,138.06
EBITDA ($mm)
$13.34
EBIT ($mm)
$7.74
Net Income ($mm)
$3.36
Employees
2408
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Ticker: WSE:CCC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CCC SA
CCC SA
The CCC Group is one of the largest companies in Europe that specializes in footwear and is also one of the largest footwear manufacturers in Europe. Thanks to its subsidiary eobuwie.pl S.A., the CCC Group is also the e-commerce leader in the footwear market in Central and Eastern Europe.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,131.36
EBITDA ($mm)
$149.85
EBIT ($mm)
$90.80
Net Income ($mm)
$49.41
Employees
3000
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