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closed 1/22/2015 via BusinessWire

TotallyHer Media, acquired Dogtime Media

synopsis: Evolve Media LLC, the largest publisher of enthusiast content on the web, announced the acquisition of Dogtime Media, the leading online pet publishing group. Dogtime Media publishes two leading pet sites: Dogtime.com and Cattime.com. Dogtime Media will reside under Evolve Media’s female and family focused publishing division, TotallyHer Media.
buyer parent: Evolve Media LLC
buyer: TotallyHer Media
TotallyHer is a leading digital media, marketing and sales organization dedicated to women and their families. Committed to Everything She Loves, TotallyHer Media publishes a portfolio of award-winning women's, youth, and family properties. "
target: Dogtime Media
Dogtime Media publishes two leading pet sites: Dogtime.com and Cattime.com. Reaching over 1.6 million pet lovers per month,these flagship sites provide the most in depth information in connection with selecting, adopting and taking care of dogs or cats.
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closed 10/1/2016 via PR Web

The IHC Group, acquired PetPlace

synopsis: Expanding its footprint and commitment in the pet health market, The IHC Group announced it has acquired PetPlace, including subscribers and its social media outlets. PetPlace attracts over one million visitors each month as the popular web destination for pet parents concerned with their pet’s health and well-being.
buyer: The IHC Group (IHC:$404.67)
Independence Holding Company is a holding company that is principally engaged in underwriting, administering and/or distributing group and individual disability, specialty and supplemental health, pet, and life insurance through its subsidiaries since 1980. "
target: PetPlace
PetPlace attracts over one million visitors each month as the popular web destination for pet parents concerned with their pet’s health and well-being. PetPlace’s content includes veterinarian approved articles covering topics such as pet health conditions, breed information, behavior and much more.
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closed 12/19/2012 via GlobeNewswire

Pet360 Media, acquired Zootoo, LLC

synopsis: Pet360, Inc. announced the acquisition of Zootoo, LLC. The acquisition of the online community for pet lovers further strengthens Pet360's position as the leading network of online resources for pet parents. Zootoo becomes a part of Pet360 Media.
buyer parent: Pet360 Inc.
buyer: Pet360 Media
Pet360 Media is the leading digital media network for advertisers, publishers and bloggers looking to target pet parent households, expand their reach and maximize their revenue. The network is comprised of the leading online resources for pet parents and delivers high value media solutions. "
target: Zootoo, LLC
Zootoo is the online home for pets and the people who love them. At Zootoo, people can check out the cutest photo galleries and videos from pet lovers like themselves, have fun with quizzes and games, and get valuable information about their pet's health and care.
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closed 2/2/2012 via BusinessWire

ThinkPets. Inc merged with Vetstreet,

synopsis: Vetstreet, Inc., a leading provider of a turnkey marketing, communications, and educational platform to the veterinary industry, announced it has merged with ThinkPets, Inc., a leading provider of print and digital pet owner reminders and education and the publisher of HealthyPet Magazine®.
buyer parent: VCA Antech Inc.
buyer: Vetstreet
Vetstreet is a provider of online communications, professional education and marketing solutions to the veterinary community. Vetstreet offers a highly differentiated suite of products and services, including VetInsite and Vetstreet Pro. "
target parent: Zoasis Corporation
target: ThinkPets. Inc
ThinkPets, Inc. is a leading provider of print and digital pet owner reminders and education and the publisher of HealthyPet Magazine®. ThinkPets also provides easy-to-understand reports that allow veterinarians to analyze key practice parameters.
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closed 11/5/2009 via PR Newswire

PetsMobility, Inc., acquired Pets911.com

synopsis: On4Communications, Inc. is pleased to announce the close of the acquisition of Pets911.com. For the past 10 years, Pets911.com has been a leading force in the pet lost and found and adoption services sector.
buyer: PetsMobility, Inc.
PetsMobility™ is the organization other corporation's turn to when entering the pet vertical. Their suite of products appeal to a wide variety people who have one thing in common, they love pets. "
target: Pets911.com
www.Pets911.com, along with its 1-888-Pets911 toll free telephone line, is a web based pet portal established in 1999 dedicated to all aspects of pet welfare.
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$1.80
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closed 10/10/2008 via BusinessWire

Alorad, Inc., acquired Petplanetrx.com

synopsis: Online business development company, Alorad, Inc.’s recent acquisition of online discount pet meds store, www.petplanetrx.com, means that more pet owners will have the opportunity to save money when they purchase brand name pet medications for their puppies, dogs, cats and kittens.
buyer: Alorad, Inc.
Founded in 2007, Alorad is devoted to providing next generation marketing solutions for companies and organizations looking to expand online. Our unique holistic and scientific approach to online marketing gives us a competitive edge that is unsurpassed by any other internet marketing company. "
target: Petplanetrx.com
Pet Planet RX was originally created to meet the consumer insistence for high quality, effective pet meds that typically could only be purchased at a high cost through a veterinarian or brick and mortar pet store.
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closed 8/4/2015 via BNC Analysis

American Kennel Club, acquired Klooff, Inc.

synopsis: Klooff, Inc., a company that operates an online platform that enables users to share content of their pets, has been acquired by the American Kennel Club, a not-for-profit organization and the largest purebred dog registry in the world.
buyer: American Kennel Club
The American Kennel Club is a not-for-profit organization and the largest purebred dog registry in the world. They are the sports-governing body for over 22,000 dog events a year, including dog shows and exciting sports like agility, obedience, rally, tracking, herding trials, among others. "
target: Klooff, Inc.
Klooff, Inc. operates an online platform that enables users to share content of their pets. The company’s platform enables users to post and share photos, comments, and other materials related to their dogs and cats.
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closed 12/3/2020 via BNC Analysis

Metamorphosis Partners, acquired Dogs Of

synopsis: Metamorphosis Partners, a full-service pet marketing agency and pet venture studio, has acquired Dogs Of, a digital community of over 5 million dog-lovers. Dogs Of captures and celebrates the special moments in dogs’ lives by sharing user-generated photos. The community is comprised of three Instagram social profiles and a TikTok social profile.
buyer: Metamorphosis Partners
Metamorphosis Partners is a leading full-service pet marketing agency and pet venture studio. Metamorphosis leverages its companies’ capabilities to deliver value-added, innovative products, services, and content resulting in long-standing customer relationships. "
target: Dogs Of
Dogs Of is a growing digital community of over 5 million dog-lovers. Dogs Of captures and celebrates the special moments in dogs’ lives by sharing user-generated photos. The community is comprised of three Instagram social profiles and a TikTok social profile.
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closed 9/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

Hästnet Sverige AB, acquired Pets4Homes

synopsis: Pet Media Limited has been acquired by Hästnet Sverige AB. Established in 2008, Pet Media owns and operates the websites pets4homes.co.uk and petforums.co.uk. Pets4Homes is the UK's leading dedicated pet classified website for all pet types including dogs, cats, rabbits, poultry, fish, birds, reptiles, horses and other small animals.
buyer: Hästnet Sverige AB
Established in 2001, Hästnet is the Nordic region's largest marketplace for horses and equestrian related equipment and services. Leading an acquisition of Hästnet in 2018, CEO Axel Lagercrantz saw potential for Hästnet to grow both internationally and into new pets' categories. "
target: Pets4Homes
Established in 2008, Pet Media owns and operates the websites pets4homes.co.uk and petforums.co.uk. Pets4Homes is the UK's leading dedicated pet classified website for all pet types including dogs, cats, rabbits, poultry, fish, birds, reptiles, horses and other small animals.
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closed 8/20/2014 via BNC Analysis

The GreaterGood Network, acquired FamilyPet

synopsis: FamilyPet, A pet-focused online marketing firm in Great Neck has been purchased by a Seattle company that runs websites to raise money to combat hunger, disease and animal abuse, has been acquired by for-profit CharityUSA.com LLC
buyer: The GreaterGood Network
The GreaterGood Network of websites (including TheHungerSite, TheBreastCancerSite, TheAnimalRescueSite, and others) offers the public a unique opportunity to support causes they care about through a free daily click and Gifts that Give More. "
target: FamilyPet
FamilyPet focuses on providing a resourceful and convenient destination for pet owners looking for high-quality pet care services. The FamilyPet network includes Petsitting.com, PetBoardingFinder.com, LocalDogWalker.com, PremiumDogTraining.com, PetGroomingFinder.com, Coupaw.com and more.
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closed 6/21/2012 via BNC Analysis

Pet Food Direct, Inc., acquired PetStyle LLC

synopsis: Pet media and ecommerce company Pet360 Inc. has acquired pet lifestyle network PetStyle LLC for an undisclosed sum. PetStyle publishes lifestyle and entertainment articles on topics including pet-friendly vacation ideas, travel tips, celebrity gossip and pet horoscopes.
buyer parent: Pet360 Inc.
buyer: Pet Food Direct, Inc.
PetFoodDirect.com is the nation’s largest online retailer of pet food, pet meds and pet supplies. With over 148 brands of pet food and more than 16,000 top-quality pet products in stock, PetFoodDirect.com offers pet parents the largest selection of supplies with the convenience of home delivery. "
target: PetStyle LLC
PetStyle publishes lifestyle and entertainment articles on topics including pet-friendly vacation ideas, travel tips, celebrity gossip and pet horoscopes.
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closed 11/17/2020 via BusinessWire

Valnet Inc., acquired Collider

synopsis: Valnet Inc., an online media publisher, has acquired Collider.com, a popular entertainment website that specializes in bringing its readers the best coverage of movies, television, video games, and more. It is also the one-stop shop for exclusive interviews, scoops on the biggest films, and daily coverage of the day's hottest entertainment stories.
buyer parent: Valsoft Corp
buyer: Valnet Inc.
Valnet is a leading multi-vertical digital media publisher and owner of a variety of premium digital publications, including movie news authority ScreenRant.com, pop culture site CBR.com and video game news site GameRant.com. "
target: Collider
Collider is a popular entertainment website that specializes in bringing its readers the best coverage of movies, television, video games, and more. It is also the one-stop shop for exclusive interviews, scoops on the biggest films, and daily coverage of the day's hottest entertainment stories.
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announced 4/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Polsat Media, will acquire Interia Group

synopsis: Telewizja Polsat sp. z o.o. entered into a preliminary agreement with Bauer Media for the acquisition of 100% of the shares in Grupa Interia.pl sp. z o.o. The Interia.pl Group is a leading player on the new generation Polish media market. Every month, almost 19 million people use access to the latest information, trivia and entertainment.
buyer parent: Pola Investments Ltd.
buyer: Polsat Media
Telewizja Polsat is the first independent and the leading TV station in Poland that is part of the Cyfrowy Polsat media group. The program offer is built mainly on the basis of own TV series combined with a rich portfolio of feature films, foreign series and world-class entertainment. "
target parent: Bauer Media Group
target: Interia Group
The Interia.pl Group is a leading player on the new generation Polish media market. Every month, almost 19 million people use access to the latest information, trivia and entertainment, as well as the best way to communicate with the world.
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$102
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announced 5/30/2018 via BNC Analysis

The E&M Co., Ltd., will acquire Chic News Co., Ltd.

synopsis: The E&M Co., Ltd., an entertainment and media company in Korea, will acquire Chic News Co., Ltd., a Korean news website. Chic News provides news articles that cover the topics of fashion, beauty, and entertainment. Their entertainment articles cover TV shows, movies, bands, and celebrities.
buyer: The E&M Co., Ltd. (KOSDAQ:A089230:$13.58)
The E&M Co., Ltd. is an entertainment and media company in Korea. The company operates two live streaming platforms in Korea, POPKON TV and CELUV TV. POPKON TV is designed for consumer use while CELUV TV is a platform that allows famous celebrities to interact and communicate with viewers. "
target: Chic News Co., Ltd.
Founded in 2012, Chic News Co., Ltd. is a Korean news website. Chic News provides news articles that cover the topics of fashion, beauty, and entertainment. Their entertainment articles cover TV shows, movies, bands, and celebrities.
price ($mm)
$3.24
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$0
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announced 3/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

Oath Inc., will acquire Yahoo!7 Pty Ltd.

synopsis: Seven West Media (SWM) has announced that Oath Inc. is to take full control of Yahoo7 by acquiring SWM’s 50 percent stake in the business. Yahoo7 is a premium media and publishing company which reaches nearly half of the Australian population every month.
buyer parent: Verizon Communications
buyer: Oath Inc.
Oath, a subsidiary of Verizon, is a values-led company committed to building brands people love. They reach one billion people around the world with a dynamic house of media and technology brands. Oath brands include Yahoo, AOL, HuffPost, Engadget, TechCrunch, Tumblr, MAKERS and the Build Series. "
target parent: Seven West Media Limited
target: Yahoo!7 Pty Ltd.
Yahoo7 is a premium media and publishing company in the ANZ market, which reaches nearly half of the Australian population every month. Yahoo7 aims to bring all the best articles in news, entertainment and lifestyle in the one place.
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closed 12/7/2017 via BNC Analysis

Webedia SAS, acquired Creators Media

synopsis: Paris-based publishing group Webedia has acquired majority control of Creators Media, the L.A.-based company that runs entertainment fan site Movie Pilot and video channel Super News covering nerd culture.
buyer parent: Fimalac SA
buyer: Webedia SAS
Webedia, a subsidiary of Fimalac, is a company specializing in online media. It is headquartered in Levallois-Perret, France. The company claims to be the number one French media group in online entertainment with an audience of 28 million unique visitors per month. "
target: Creators Media
Creators Media is the L.A.-based company that runs entertainment fan site Movie Pilot and video channel Super News covering nerd culture. Creators Media is the first fan-centric media company, empowering users to create content around the fandoms they love and are passionate about.
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announced 11/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

Ziff Davis, Inc., will acquire Mashable

synopsis: Ziff Davis, a leading global digital-media company operating in the technology, gaming, entertainment and lifestyle verticals, is to acquire Mashable, a global, multi-platform media and entertainment company. Mashable is the go-to source for tech, digital culture and entertainment content for its dedicated and influential audience around the globe.
buyer parent: j2 Global, Inc.
buyer: Ziff Davis, Inc.
Ziff Davis, a subsidiary of j2 Global, Inc., is a leading global digital-media company operating in the technology, gaming, entertainment and lifestyle verticals. "
target: Mashable
Mashable is a global, multi-platform media and entertainment company. Powered by its own proprietary technology, Mashable is the go-to source for tech, digital culture and entertainment content for its dedicated and influential audience around the globe.
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closed 4/4/2016 via Market Wire

Fitness Gurls Magazine, acquired Hollywood Tuna

synopsis: FG Fitness & Media Group along with its flagship publication Fitness Gurls Magazine, and all of its ancillary products is continuing its aggressive expansion and growth with the acquisition of Hollywood Tuna a network of gossip sites and relationships that is ranked as one of the top 50,000 sites in the world for its traffic.
buyer parent: FG Fitness & Media Group, Inc.
buyer: Fitness Gurls Magazine
Fitness Gurls Magazine covers health, fitness, nutrition, exercise routines and showcases some of the most beautiful women in the world of sport, fitness and entertainment. "
target: Hollywood Tuna
Hollywood Tuna is a network of gossip sites and relationships that is ranked as one of the top 50,000 sites in the world for its traffic.
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closed 12/23/2015 via BNC Analysis

migme, acquired Hipwee

synopsis: Migme announced the acquisition of Indonesian social news site Hipwee. Hipwee delivers original and community-generated content focused on entertainment, relationships, and travel. It targets Indonesian urbanites.
buyer: migme (ASX:MIG:$16.11)
migme is a global digital media company focused on emerging markets. The company delivers social entertainment services through our portfolio brands migme, LoveByte, alivenotdead and Sold. "
target: Hipwee
Hipwee is an Indonesian social news site. Hipwee.com focuses on creating high quality content on topics most interesting for 18-34 year old urban and educated Indonesians, such as personal growth, lifestyle tips, relationships, opinions etc.
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announced 12/12/2014 via BNC Analysis

Quali-Smart Holdings Limited, will acquire Pulse MediaTech Limited

synopsis: Quali-Smart said it agreed to acquire Pulse MediaTech Limited. The company is primarily engaged in the provision of digital publishing and design technologies, production and distribution of electronic books and the development of mobile application solutions and mobile games.
buyer: Quali-Smart Holdings Limited
Quali-Smart Holdings is a toy manufacturer offering services primarily on OEM/ODM basis. They manufacture products for their customers according to their specifications. They also offer ODM services in product development. "
target: Pulse MediaTech Limited
Pulse MediaTech is primarily engaged in the provision of digital publishing and design technologies, production and distribution of electronic books and the development of mobile application solutions and mobile games.
price ($mm)
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closed 1/22/2015 via BusinessWire

TotallyHer Media, acquired Dogtime Media

synopsis: Evolve Media LLC, the largest publisher of enthusiast content on the web, announced the acquisition of Dogtime Media, the leading online pet publishing group. Dogtime Media publishes two leading pet sites: Dogtime.com and Cattime.com. Dogtime Media will reside under Evolve Media’s female and family focused publishing division, TotallyHer Media.
buyer parent: Evolve Media LLC
buyer: TotallyHer Media
TotallyHer is a leading digital media, marketing and sales organization dedicated to women and their families. Committed to Everything She Loves, TotallyHer Media publishes a portfolio of award-winning women's, youth, and family properties. "
target: Dogtime Media
Dogtime Media publishes two leading pet sites: Dogtime.com and Cattime.com. Reaching over 1.6 million pet lovers per month,these flagship sites provide the most in depth information in connection with selecting, adopting and taking care of dogs or cats.
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closed 1/22/2015 via BusinessWire

TotallyHer Media, acquired Dogtime Media

synopsis: Evolve Media LLC, the largest publisher of enthusiast content on the web, announced the acquisition of Dogtime Media, the leading online pet publishing group. Dogtime Media publishes two leading pet sites: Dogtime.com and Cattime.com. Dogtime Media will reside under Evolve Media’s female and family focused publishing division, TotallyHer Media.
buyer parent: Evolve Media LLC
buyer: TotallyHer Media
TotallyHer is a leading digital media, marketing and sales organization dedicated to women and their families. Committed to Everything She Loves, TotallyHer Media publishes a portfolio of award-winning women's, youth, and family properties. "
target: Dogtime Media
Dogtime Media publishes two leading pet sites: Dogtime.com and Cattime.com. Reaching over 1.6 million pet lovers per month,these flagship sites provide the most in depth information in connection with selecting, adopting and taking care of dogs or cats.
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closed 10/7/2014 via BusinessWire

TotallyHer Media, acquired AfterEllen.com

synopsis: TotallyHer, a leading digital media, marketing and sales organization dedicated to women and their families, announces the acquisition of leading lesbian lifestyle and community site, AfterEllen.com, from Viacom.
buyer parent: Evolve Media Corp
buyer: TotallyHer Media
TotallyHer is a leading digital media, marketing and sales organization dedicated to women and their families. Committed to Everything She Loves, TotallyHer Media publishes a portfolio of award-winning women's, youth, and family properties. "
target parent: Viacom Inc.
target: AfterEllen.com
AfterEllen.com is a leading lesbian lifestyle and community site. They provide a fun, feminist perspective on entertainment with an emphasis on the visibility of queer women. AfterEllen.com provides a fun, feminist perspective on entertainment with an emphasis on the visibility of queer women.
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closed 2/17/2021 via BNC Analysis

GEDI Gruppo Editoriale, acquired alfemminile

synopsis: GEDI Gruppo Editoriale, one of Italy's leading publishing groups, has acquired an 80% stake in alfemminile from Unify, the digital division of French media company TF1 Group. alfemminile is a leading digital media brand for women in Italy. Their editorials cover the topics of beauty & fashion, parenting and women empowerment.
buyer: GEDI Gruppo Editoriale
GEDI Gruppo Editoriale is one of Italy's leading publishing groups. GEDI operates in the press, radio, advertising, and digital sectors. The company publishes 12 newspapers and 8 magazines. They also operate 3 radio stations. Their brands include la Repubblica, La Stampa, l'Espresso, and more. "
target parent: TF1 Group
target: alfemminile
alfemminile is a leading digital media brand for women in Italy. alfemminile offers content dedicated to women, and provides practical and useful advice and information. Their editorials cover the topics of beauty & fashion, parenting and women empowerment.
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closed 10/1/2020 via BNC Analysis

Oakley Capital Investments Limited, acquired 7NXT GmbH

synopsis: Oakley Capital Investments, a specialist fund segment listed company, has acquired a majority stake in 7NXT GmbH from Crosslantic, an investment firm in Germany. 7NXT is an online fitness and nutrition platform in Germany. 7NXT operates a female-focused online fitness subscription platform and a fitness nutrition and supplements brand for females.
buyer parent: Oakley Capital Limited
buyer: Oakley Capital Investments Limited (OCL:$88.88)
Oakley Capital Investments Limited ("OCI"), an AIM listed company, seeks to provide investors with long term capital appreciation, through its investment in the Funds of Oakley Capital Private Equity and through co-investment opportunities. "
target parent: Crosslantic Capital
target: 7NXT GmbH
7NXT is an online fitness and nutrition platform in Germany. 7NXT operates a portfolio of companies that focus on the fitness & wellbeing market. Their companies include Gymondo, a female-focused online fitness subscription platform; and Shape Republic, a nutrition and supplements brand for females.
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announced 8/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

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

synopsis: HACK JAPAN Holdings Co., Ltd., a Japanese manufacturer, will acquire Candle inc. from Crooz, a Japanese mobile game provider. Candle is a Japanese company that operates websites related to curated media aimed at women. Candle's MARBLE website delivers daily information about various topics such as fashion, cooking, childcare, romance, and more.
buyer: HACK JAPAN Holdings Co., Ltd.
HACK JAPAN Holdings Co., Ltd. is a Japanese company that manufactures and distributes technology products. HACK JAPAN's KB-BOX is a next-generation security device. The company also produces ultra fine bubble technologies that generate nano-sized bubbles. "
target parent: Crooz
target: Candle inc.
Candle inc. is a Japanese company that operates websites related to curated media aimed at women. Candle's MARBLE website delivers daily information about various topics such as fashion, makeup, cosmetics, hairstyle, cooking, childcare, romance, and entertainment.
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$1.89
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$2
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closed 6/10/2020 via BNC Analysis

Sheroes, acquired Naaree.com

synopsis: SHEROES, the women-only social network acquires Pune-based women-focused publishing platform Naaree.com, which caters to a core audience of remote workforce mothers, professionals and business women. Naaree.com is an online portal for Indian career and business women with information, advice, resources and products.
buyer: Sheroes
Sheroes is a women's community platform, offering support, resources, opportunities and interactions. Sheroes is a safe and trusted space where members discuss health, careers, relationships, and share their life stories, achievements and moments. "
target: Naaree.com
Naaree.com is an online portal for Indian career and business women with information, advice, resources and products to enable women to achieve their potential and reach their success goals.
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closed 1/9/2019 via PR Newswire

Dotdash, acquired Byrdie and MyDomaine

synopsis: Dotdash announced that it has acquired Byrdie (www.byrdie.com), a leading digital beauty brand from Clique Brands. Dotdash has also acquired MyDomaine (www.mydomaine.com), a women's lifestyle property from Clique. Byrdie and MyDomaine will join Dotdash's award-winning family of brands.
buyer parent: IAC
buyer: Dotdash
Dotdash's vibrant brands help over 100 million users each month find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. Dotdash is among the largest publishers online, and its brands are the fastest-growing in their respective categories. "
target parent: Clique Media Group
target: Byrdie and MyDomaine
Byrdie is a digital beauty publication and community dedicated to all things beauty, inside and out. MyDomaine is a shoppable lifestyle destination with beautiful inspiration for the home, as well as fresh recipes, smart career tips, and insider travel guides that awaken a life well lived.
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closed 12/21/2018 via BusinessWire

WeddingWire, acquired XO Group Inc.

synopsis: WeddingWire, the largest and most trusted global marketplace connecting engaged couples with local wedding professionals, has acquired XO Group Inc., an American media and technology company that provides content, tools, products and services for couples who are planning weddings, creating a home, and starting a family.
buyer: WeddingWire
WeddingWire is the largest and most trusted global marketplace connecting engaged couples with local wedding professionals. Millions of couples around the world are able to search, compare and book from a directory of over 400,000 vendors. "
target: XO Group Inc. (XOXO:$162.27)
XO Group Inc. is an American media and technology company that provides content, tools, products and services for couples who are planning weddings, creating a home, and starting a family. The company generates revenue through online advertising, merchandising, registry services, and publishing.
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$907 [$790]
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$162
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$23
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closed 7/25/2018 via BNC Analysis

Jean Chatzky, acquired DailyWorth

synopsis: Jean Chatzky, a well-known personal finance expert and the financial editor at NBC’s Today show, has acquired DailyWorth, a leading financial media company for women. DailyWorth delivers advice across all areas of finance, career and entrepreneurship via their daily newsletters and website.
buyer: Jean Chatzky
Jean Chatzky is the financial editor of NBC's TODAY show, an award-winning personal finance journalist, host of the podcast HerMoney with Jean Chatzky and a New York Times bestselling author. "
target: DailyWorth
Launched in 2009, DailyWorth is a leading financial media company for women. DailyWorth delivers advice across all areas of finance, career and entrepreneurship via their daily newsletters and website. DailyWorth focuses on how money affects one's careers, relationships, children and communities.
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TF1 Group, acquired aufeminin Group

synopsis: Groupe aufeminin, a creator of communities for women, announced that it has been acquired by the TF1 group from the Axel Springer group, who owned a majority 78.07% stake. Founded in 1999 to explore what a media group can do for women, the Group now includes iconic brands such as aufeminin, Marmiton, My Little Paris, Onmeda, Netmums, and more.
buyer: TF1 Group (ENXTPA:TFI:$2,585.65)
The TF1 Group is the leading private-sector television broadcaster in France, with five free-to-air channels (TF1, TMC, TFX, TF1 Séries Films and LCI) and four pay-TV theme channels (TV Breizh, Histoire, Ushuaïa and Serieclub, the last of which is 50% owned). "
target parent: Axel Springer SE
target: aufeminin Group (ENXTPA:FEM:$132.75)
aufeminin is a global media group present in over 20 countries in Europe, North Africa, North America and Latin America. Founded in 1999 to explore what a media group can do for women, the Group now includes iconic brands such as aufeminin, Marmiton, My Little Paris, Onmeda, Netmums, and more.
price ($mm)[EV]
$352 [$275]*
rev ($mm)
$137
EBITDA ($mm)
$25
EV / rev
2.7x
EV / EBITDA
15.0x
closed 1/31/2018 via GlobeNewswire

VIX, acquired Womensforum.com, Inc.

synopsis: VIX, a leading multicultural digital media company, announced it has purchased WomensForum.com, an online women’s lifestyle space, and a leader in driving measurable consumer actions through its custom content and shopping influencers.
buyer: VIX
VIX is a digital media company that creates positively curious content in order to entertain and add value to the life of millions of millennials every day. VIX publishes content across VIX.com and a variety of platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. "
target parent: H.I.G. Capital
target: Womensforum.com, Inc.
WomensForum.com is an online women’s lifestyle space, and a leader in driving measurable consumer actions through its custom content and shopping influencers.
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closed 1/18/2018 via BusinessWire

Will Packer Productions, acquired xoNecole

synopsis: Will Packer Productions, a production content company, announced the acquisition of xoNecole, a lifestyle site created for, urban millennial women. xoNecole’s mission is to promote positive images of women of color, as well as empower, educate and inspire millennials through interviews, beauty, fashion, lifestyle, career and travel features.
buyer: Will Packer Productions
Will Packer Productions is a production content company focused on the New American Mainstream audience. In partnership with Discovery Communications and Universal Pictures, the company produces episodic scripted and unscripted series across television and digital platforms. "
target: xoNecole
xoNecole is a lifestyle site created by, and for, urban millennial women. xoNecole’s mission is to promote positive images of women of color, as well as empower, educate and inspire millennials through interviews, beauty, fashion, lifestyle, career and travel features.
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closed 6/21/2017 via BNC Analysis

BrideClick Inc., acquired Mode Media

synopsis: Mode Media's company assets have been acquired by wedding-focused advertising company BrideClick. Mode Media is a consumer social platform for curated content discovery with native in-feed distribution.
buyer: BrideClick Inc.
Working with hundreds of bridal websites and social media influencers, BrideClick aggregates the advertising capabilities of these content creators into one platform. "
target: Mode Media
Mode Media is a consumer social platform for curated content discovery with native in-feed distribution. Mode launched with more than 100,000 premium videos and content human-curated by over 10,000 of the world's most authentic and influential creators and experts.
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closed 12/23/2016 via BNC Analysis

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

synopsis: Leading Malaysia-based digital media group REV Asia, has acquired three popular Malay content portals, Siraplimau, Myresipi, and Kongsiresepi, from Dua Marhalah Sdn Bhd, a holding company for lifestyle portals. Siraplimau is a lifestyle portal for women. Myresipi and Kongsiresepi are platforms to share food and cooking tips.
buyer parent: Catcha Group
buyer: REV Asia (KLSE:REV:$0.00)
As one of Malaysia’s leading digital media groups, REV Asia owns and operates top authority brands with an extensive distribution platform that is able to reach a total reach of approximately 14 million people each month through the power of social media marketing and exceptional content. "
seller: Dua Marhalah Sdn Bhd
The acquisition includes the Malaysian websites Siraplimau, Myresipi, and Kongsiresepi. Siraplimau is a lifestyle portal where Malaysian women can discuss a variety of lifestyle and family issues. Myresipi and Kongsiresepi are platforms to share food and cooking tips.
price ($mm)
$0.59
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closed 8/26/2016 via BNC Analysis

totally4women merged with Henpicked,

synopsis: Two successful online communities, Henpicked and totally4women, have merged to create one of the UK’s largest, fastest-growing websites, giving women over 40 a voice. Henpicked was originally set up in 2013 to provide a hub for women to share advice and find inspiration.
buyer: Henpicked
Henpicked is one of the UK’s largest, fastest-growing websites for women over 40. They're here to give women a place to have their say, sparking discussion, promoting healthy debate and, they hope, bringing about positive change. "
target: totally4women
totally4women is a dynamic, interactive, and evolving website for women in their 40s, 50s and beyond where they can share their authentic voices. They are based in the UK.
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closed 10/19/2015 via BusinessWire

Time Inc., acquired HelloGiggles

synopsis: Time Inc., one of the world's leading media companies, announced its acquisition of HelloGiggles, a mobile and social-first millennial women's brand covering pop culture, relationships, beauty, fashion and other lifestyle categories from a positive point of view.
buyer: Time Inc. (NYSE:TIME:$2,884.00)
Time Inc. is one of the world's leading media companies, with a monthly global print audience of over 120 million and worldwide digital properties that attract more than 140 million visitors each month, including over 60 websites. Their brands include People, Sports Illustrated and Time. "
target: HelloGiggles
HelloGiggles is an online community for women covering the latest in culture, female empowerment, relationships, friendship, careers, and news that matters most to young women’s lives. A platform for writers and artists to share, HelloGiggles welcomes reader contributions and publishes them daily.
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announced 6/30/2015 via PR Web

Divorce Marketing Group, will acquire DivorcedMoms.com

synopsis: Divorce Marketing Group announced that it has acquired one of the most popular divorce-related websites in North America, DivorcedMoms.com. The website addresses issues faced by nearly 23 million separated and divorced women daily; it currently receives an average of 2.5 million visitors and more than 5 million page-views annually.
buyer: Divorce Marketing Group
Launched simultaneously in 1996, Divorce Marketing Group’s flagship magazine and website, Divorce Magazine and DivorceMagazine.com both offer practical help and information: from child support to visitation, mediation to litigation, emotional recovery to dating after divorce. "
target: DivorcedMoms.com
Powered by the foremost divorce experts and bloggers, DivorcedMoms is a resource and community for divorced moms to connect, communicate, express their passion and thoughts, share experiences and find expert information and advice.
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closed 3/5/2015 via BusinessWire

Evolve Media LLC, acquired Total Beauty Media, Inc.

synopsis: Evolve Media LLC, the largest publisher of male and female lifestyle content on the web, announced the acquisition of Total Beauty Media Group, home to TotalBeauty.com—the leading website in online beauty editorial, and the largest database of independent, unbiased beauty product reviews for women.
buyer: Evolve Media LLC
Evolve Media is a publisher of leading enthusiast lifestyle destinations for men and women. Leveraging proprietary advertising and publishing technologies, as well as hundreds of talented content professionals, Evolve Media offers premium and engaging content to its readers. "
target: Total Beauty Media, Inc.
Total Beauty Media Group is home to TotalBeauty.com—the leading website in online beauty editorial, and the largest database of independent, unbiased beauty product reviews for women.
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closed 3/2/2015 via Company Press Release

Bauer Xcel Media, acquired beautyheaven

synopsis: Bauer Xcel Media, a subsidiary of Bauer Media Group, has acquired beautyheaven, the leading Australian enterprise in the beauty segment. beautyheaven provides a compelling mix of current beauty product information, industry news, tips from experts, shopping directories as well as options for advertising and obtaining product samples online.
buyer parent: Bauer Media Group
buyer: Bauer Xcel Media
Founded in August 2014, Bauer Xcel Media focuses on growing Bauer Media Group USA's online brands and expanding its digital portfolio. Its digital assets include InTouchWeekly.com, LifeandStylemag.com and J-14.com, and more. "
target: beautyheaven
beautyheaven is the leading Australian enterprise in the beauty segment. The platforms of the beautyheaven Group provide a compelling mix of current product information, industry news, tips from experts, shopping directories as well as options for advertising and obtaining product samples.
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closed 11/17/2014 via PR Newswire

Meredith Corporation, acquired MyWedding LLC

synopsis: Meredith Corporation, the leading media and marketing company serving American women, announced that it has agreed to purchase Mywedding.com, a wedding website in the U.S. that provides couples with the complete wedding planning product suite.
buyer: Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP:$3,139.30)
Meredith Corp is the leading media and marketing company serving American women. Meredith combines well-known national brands - including Better Homes and Gardens, Parents, Ladies' Home Journal, Family Circle, Fitness and More - with local television brands in fast growing markets. "
target: MyWedding LLC
Mywedding.com provides the complete guide map for every couple's wedding planning adventure. Mywedding.com empowers couples to create a wedding that perfectly encompasses their style and budget.
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closed 8/20/2014 via BNC Analysis

SheKnows.com, acquired StyleCaster Media Group, LLC

synopsis: The fashion and lifestyle site StyleCaster has been acquired by the Scottsdale, Ariz.-based SheKnows Media. StyleCaster Media Group operates an online personal style discovery platform. It provides content on styled looks, fashion features, beauty news, clothes and accessories, events, and weather.
buyer parent: Great Hill Partners LLC
buyer: SheKnows.com
SheKnows.com is the authoritative source for women ages 25-54 with exclusive articles and content on pregnancy, parenting, health, hobbies, entertainment, money, dating, beauty and celebrities - and also serves as the demographic/psychographic hub for a family of other female-centric web properties."
target: StyleCaster Media Group, LLC
StyleCaster Media Group, LLC operates an online personal style discovery platform. It provides content on styled looks, fashion features, beauty news, clothes and accessories, events, and weather.
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closed 12/16/2013 via BusinessWire

Viggle, acquired Wetpaint.com

synopsis: Viggle, the free mobile app that rewards entertainment loyalists for watching TV and listening to music, announced that it has acquired Wetpaint, a leading entertainment media and technology company focused on television fans.
buyer: Viggle (VGGL:$24.10)
Viggle provides a loyalty program for television that gives people real rewards for checking into the television shows they’re watching. It offers its program for mobile devices that automatically identifies what television shows its users are watching and awards them points when they check-in. "
target: Wetpaint.com
Wetpaint is a company that is revolutionizing media with its expertise in social publishing. The company attracts more than 12 million monthly unique users to its Wetpaint Entertainment media property, which offers audiences their daily fix of entertainment and celebrity news.
price ($mm)[EV]
$30 [$69]
rev ($mm)
$6
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
11.2x
EV / EBITDA

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$537.71
EBITDA ($mm)
($23.79)
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Grupa Wirtualna Polska
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$171.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$32.77
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ZoomerMedia Ltd.
ZoomerMedia Ltd.
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$41.10
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.45
EBIT ($mm)
$1.12
Net Income ($mm)
$0.65
Employees
14
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Rediff.com
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$18.84
EBITDA ($mm)
($6.63)
EBIT ($mm)
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316
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Cyberplex Inc.
Cyberplex Inc.
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year
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$106.86
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.51)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.67)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
132
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Remark Media, Inc.
Remark Media, Inc.
Remark Media, Inc. is a global digital media company focusing on the 18-year-old to 34-year-old. The company's primary operations consist of owning and operating digital media properties.
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$75.39
EBITDA ($mm)
($30.39)
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Net Element, Inc.
Net Element, Inc.
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EBITDA ($mm)
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ROO Group, Inc.
ROO Group, Inc.
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EBITDA ($mm)
$14.07
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Digitalbox Group
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$3.83
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.36
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$1.15
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Function(X)
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EBITDA ($mm)
($10.43)
EBIT ($mm)
($12.72)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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YY Inc.
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2020
rev ($mm)
$4,610.47
EBITDA ($mm)
$427.09
EBIT ($mm)
$165.32
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Demand Media, Inc.
Demand Media, Inc.
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$154.96
EBITDA ($mm)
($16.93)
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($27.04)
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Digital Avenue S.A.
Digital Avenue S.A.
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$0.12
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.06)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.07)
Net Income ($mm)
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