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closed 3/19/2015 via PR Newswire

Opera Software, acquired SurfEasy

synopsis: Opera Software announced that it has acquired SurfEasy Inc., a leading Toronto-based company that provides an easy-to-use VPN solution for protecting customers' online privacy and security on smartphones, tablets and computers.
buyer: Opera Software (OPERA:$255.45)
Opera Software makes web browsers for desktop computers, mobile phones and tablets, and connected devices such as TVs. Their business also includes mobile advertising services and solutions. Their aim is to give users the best internet experience on any device and any platform. "
target: SurfEasy
SurfEasy Inc. provides easy-to-use solutions for protecting our customers' online privacy and security on any smartphone, tablet and computer. With SurfEasy, customers' identities and locations are hidden from any websites they visit.
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closed 10/6/2020 via BusinessWire

j2 Global, Inc., acquired ibVPN

synopsis: J2 Global, Inc., a leading Internet information and services company, has acquired the assets of ibVPN, a company that provides a VPN, SmartDNS and Proxy solution. Since 2003, they have offered top-notch services that provide World-class personal privacy and data security.
buyer: j2 Global, Inc. (JCOM:$1,653.44)
J2 Global is a leading internet information and services company consisting of a portfolio of brands including IGN, Mashable, Humble Bundle, Speedtest, PCMag, Offers.com, Spiceworks, Everyday Health, BabyCenter and What To Expect in its Digital Media business and eFax, and eVoice, among others. "
target: ibVPN
ibVPN provides a VPN, SmartDNS and Proxy solution. Since 2003, they have offered top-notch services that provide World-class personal privacy and data security.
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closed 7/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

NetProtect, acquired SaferVPN

synopsis: J2 Global has acquired SaferVPN through their subsidiary, NetProtect, a global leader in internet protection. SaferVPN is a leading VPN service trusted by millions of consumers and thousands of businesses worldwide.
buyer parent: j2 Global, Inc.
buyer: NetProtect
NetProtect is a global leader in internet protection. With a sophisticated yet simple array of consumer and business solutions, NetProtect delivers secure, open access to files, websites, software, and media. "
target: SaferVPN
Founded in 2013, SaferVPN was an idea on a drawing board. Today, they are a leading VPN service trusted by millions of consumers and thousands of businesses worldwide. Building on decades of professional experience, their team brings their expertise to a truly innovative cybersecurity SaaS company.
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closed 11/6/2017 via BusinessWire

Symantec Corporation, acquired SurfEasy

synopsis: Symantec acquired SurfEasy from Opera Software. SurfEasy is a Canada-based Virtual Private Network provider that delivers solutions for online privacy and security on smartphones, tablets and computers. SurfEasy offers a network that harnesses encryption technology to enable customers to use the Internet without being hacked or monitored.
buyer: Symantec Corporation (SYMC:$2,623.00)
Symantec Corporation, the world’s leading cyber security company, helps organizations, governments and people secure their most important data wherever it lives. Organizations look to Symantec for strategic solutions to defend against sophisticated attacks. "
target parent: Opera Software
target: SurfEasy
SurfEasy is a Canada-based Virtual Private Network provider that delivers solutions for online privacy and security on smartphones, tablets and computers. SurfEasy offers a network that harnesses encryption technology to enable customers to use the Internet without being hacked or monitored.
price ($mm)
$39
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closed 3/15/2017 via BNC Analysis

Crossrider Plc, acquired CyberGhost S.R.L.

synopsis: Israeli online distribution and digital product company Crossrider said it has acquired Romanian cyber security software-as-a service (SaaS) provider CyberGhost. As one of the most known VPN suppliers in Germany and Western Europe, CyberGhost's solution focuses on safeguarding personal information when browsing the internet.
buyer: Crossrider Plc (AIM:CROS:$158.73)
Crossrider is an online distribution and digital product company. The company utilises its proprietary marketing technology platforms to prospect, optimise and monetise mobile and web media. Crossrider powers all aspects of an online product to create a superb user experience. "
target: CyberGhost S.R.L.
Founded in 2011 in Romania, CyberGhost S.R.L. is one of the most known VPN suppliers in Germany and Western Europe. The company is specialized in offering the best and most effective way of Internet security: anonymity.
price ($mm)
$6.59
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
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EV / EBITDA
10.2x
closed 1/7/2020 via BusinessWire

CloudFlare, Inc., acquired S2 Systems Corporation

synopsis: Cloudflare, Inc., a security, performance, and reliability company, has acquired S2 Systems Corporation, the developer of patented browser isolation technology to make web browsing safer and faster. Cloudflare will add S2’s technology to Cloudflare Gateway, a security suite that protects corporate employees and data without sacrificing performance.
buyer: CloudFlare, Inc. (NET:$389.06)
Cloudflare protects and accelerates Internet applications online without adding hardware, installing software, or changing a line of code. Internet properties powered by Cloudflare have all web traffic routed through its global network, improving performance while decreasing spam and other attacks. "
target: S2 Systems Corporation
S2 Systems is a developer of browser isolation technology that makes web browsing safer and faster. S2's browser isolation technology executes browser code on cloud servers rather than on devices, keeping users safe from the risk posed by threats across the public Internet.
price ($mm)
$39
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closed 2/8/2018 via Company Press Release

j2 Global, Inc., acquired Vipre

synopsis: j2 Global, Inc., the global provider of Internet services and digital media, has acquired VIPRE, the highest-rated, award-winning internet security product for businesses and home users
buyer: j2 Global, Inc. (JCOM:$1,653.44)
j2 Global, Inc. provides Internet services through two segments: Business Cloud Services, which offers Internet fax, virtual phone, and unified communications solutions, and Digital Media, which offers technology, gaming, lifestyle and healthcare content through its digital properties. "
target: Vipre
VIPRE is the highest-rated, award-winning internet security product for businesses and home users. It is powered by the world's most sophisticated security technologies that protect millions of users from today’s top online threats.
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closed 2/15/2017 via Company Press Release

Cliqz GmbH, acquired Ghostery, Inc.

synopsis: Ghostery announced that it has relaunched as Evidon, Inc. and sold its popular Ghostery consumer browser extension and mobile apps to German Cliqz GmbH. Ghostery offers a free browser extension and mobile browser that make browsing the internet cleaner, faster, and safer by detecting and blocking tracking technologies on websites.
buyer parent: Hubert Burda Media
buyer: Cliqz GmbH
Cliqz, which is owned by Mozilla and Hubert Burda Media, offers privacy-focused browsers and browser extensions with an innovative quick-search functionality for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iOS "
target parent: Evidon
target: Ghostery, Inc.
Ghostery offers a free browser extension and mobile browser that make browsing the internet cleaner, faster, and safer. Ghostery detects and blocks tracking technologies on the websites users visit to speed up page loads, eliminate clutter, and protect data and privacy.
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closed 2/25/2015 via Reuters

Synchronoss Technologies, Inc., purchased Personal Cloud Assets from F-Secure Corporation

synopsis: Synchronoss Technologies, Inc., the leader in mobile cloud innovation and software-based activation, has acquired the personal cloud assets from F-Secure Corporation. F-Secure is an online security and privacy company that offers millions of people around the globe the power to safely surf, store and share information via the internet.
buyer: Synchronoss Technologies, Inc. (SNCR:$474.00)
Synchronoss Technologies is the leader in mobile cloud innovation and software-based activation for mobile carriers around the world. The company’s technology solutions allow customers to connect, synchronize and activate connected devices and services that empower enterprises and consumers. "
seller: F-Secure Corporation (HLSE:FSC1V:$199.79)
F-Secure is an online security and privacy company from Finland. F-Secure's Personal Cloud allows users to experience a more secure and safe cloud.
price ($mm)
$60
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closed 4/30/2013 via Company Press Release

Avast Software, acquired Secure.me

synopsis: AVAST Software announced that it has acquired secure.me, a leading privacy protection company specializing in social network security. With the acquisition of secure.me, AVAST gains new core technologies in social media privacy, advanced content inspection, and mobile device application security.
buyer: Avast Software (LSE:AVST:$892.90)
AVAST Software protects over 100 million registered users in over 240 countries with its avast! antivirus program. avast! Free Antivirus sets the standard as a free, full-featured computer security application that matches or exceeds the performance of other paid products. "
target: Secure.me
secure.me is a leading privacy company specializing in social network security, keeping users’ sensitive information private and safeguarding their data from apps that may be insecure or that over-collect their data.
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closed 3/29/2012 via BusinessWire

Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG, acquired SocialShield

synopsis: Security expert Avira announced that it has acquired SocialShield®, the top-rated parental monitoring service for keeping children and teens safe while using social networks. Avira will incorporate SocialShield’s social network monitoring technology into Avira’s free security product portfolio.
buyer: Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG
Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG delivers IT-security protection to computers, servers and networks both directly and in the cloud. More than 100 million consumers and small businesses live free of spyware, phishing, worms and other internet based threats because of Avira. "
target: SocialShield
SocialShield® is the leading Social Network monitoring service, helping parents to keep their kids safe on social networks. SocialShield empowers parents with the information they need to extend their parenting practices from the physical to the Social Network world.
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closed 10/17/2018 via Company Press Release

Kape Technologies plc, acquired ZenMate

synopsis: ZenMate, the leading VPN service provider owned by the internet security company ZenGuard GmbH, announced a major change in its ownership structure as a result of a 100% share acquisition by Kape Technologies Plc. Kape Technologies develop and distribute a variety of digital products in the online security space.
buyer: Kape Technologies plc (AIM:CROS:$158.73)
Kape is a cybersecurity company focused on helping consumers around the world to have better experience and protection in their digital life. Kape offers products which provide online security, privacy and an optimal online experience. "
target: ZenMate
ZenMate is the leading VPN service provider owned by the internet security company ZenGuard GmbH. Founded in 2013 in Berlin, ZenGuard GmbH provides a multi-platform security software that encrypts and secures user's internet connection and protects their privacy while browsing.
price ($mm)
$5.55
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closed 3/8/2018 via BusinessWire

McAfee, Inc., acquired TunnelBear

synopsis: McAfee, the device-to-cloud cybersecurity company, announced the close of its acquisition of TunnelBear, a leading consumer virtual private network (VPN) company based in Toronto, ON, Canada. Their applications make it easy for average users to avoid access restrictions and browse the internet privately.
buyer parent: TPG Capital
buyer: McAfee, Inc.
McAfee, Inc. empowers businesses, the public sector, and home users to safely experience the benefits of the Internet. The company delivers proactive and proven security solutions and services for systems, networks, and mobile devices around the world. "
target: TunnelBear
TunnelBear is a leading consumer virtual private network (VPN) company based in Toronto, ON, Canada. Their applications make it easy for average users to avoid access restrictions and browse the internet privately.
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closed 12/20/2011 via BusinessWire

KoolSpan, Inc., purchased Secure Mobile Applications Suite from SRA International, Inc.

synopsis: KoolSpan, Inc., developer of the TrustChip® family of plug-in mobile security solutions, announced the acquisition of the secure mobile applications suite and engineering team from SRA International, Inc., a leading provider of technology and strategic consulting services and solutions to government organizations.
buyer: KoolSpan, Inc.
KoolSpan is a leading innovator of industry-standard security processors optimized for the mobile market. Its TrustChip® mobile encryption engine is a critical component to mobile security solutions and has been tested and deployed in 38 countries worldwide. "
seller parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
seller: SRA International, Inc.
SRA International, Inc. and its subsidiaries are dedicated to solving complex problems of global significance for government organizations and commercial clients serving the national security, civil government and global health markets.
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closed 12/13/2007 via BusinessWire

American Capital Partners Limited, Inc., acquired IPower Applications, Inc.

synopsis: American Capital Partners Limited, Inc. a publicly held Business Development Company located in Florida, announces the acquisition of IPower Applications, Inc., a privately held Nevada corporation, whereby IPower Applications, Inc. will remain the surviving entity.
buyer: American Capital Partners Limited, Inc.
American Capital Partners Limited, Inc. is a business development company that operates as a closed end mutual fund. It primarily invests in private companies or thinly traded public companies through the use of senior debt, mezzanine finance, and equity funding. "
target: IPower Applications, Inc.
IPower Applications, Inc. is the leading provider of integrated on-demand portal based applications for home, office and school security. IPower Applications' adaptable configuration provides users with delivery options applying secure on-demand services or on-premise service applications.
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closed 9/7/2012 via Reuters

Google Inc., acquired VirusTotal

synopsis: Google Inc has bought startup VirusTotal. VirusTotal operates by accepting requests for virus checks, running every available protection software on the questioned document or pages, then distributing the results to security vendors.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$196,682.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. "
target: VirusTotal
VirusTotal is a free online service that analyzes files and URLs enabling the identification of viruses, worms, trojans and other kinds of malicious content detected by antivirus engines and website scanners.
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closed 12/1/2011 via PR Newswire

AVG Technologies, acquired Bsecure Technologies, Inc.

synopsis: AVG Technologies, a leading provider of Internet and mobile security, announced its acquisition of the business of Bsecure Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of proprietary, cloud-based technology in the Internet filtering industry since 2001, and the most endorsed software provider for family online safety.
buyer: AVG Technologies (AVG:$430.61)
AVG Technologies is a global security software maker protecting more than 100 million active users in 170 countries from the ever-growing incidence of Web threats, viruses, spam, cyber-scams and hackers on the Internet. "
target: Bsecure Technologies, Inc.
Bsecure Technologies, Inc. is a leading provider of proprietary, cloud-based technology in the Internet filtering industry. Since 2001, Bsecure has been the most endorsed and trusted provider of Internet protection software for the family.
price ($mm)
$5.00
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closed 1/5/2011 via BusinessWire

Sourcefire, Inc., acquired Immunet Corporation

synopsis: Sourcefire, Inc., the creator of Snort® and a leader in intelligent cybersecurity solutions, announced the acquisition of Immunet, a leading provider of advanced cloud-based anti-malware technologies. Immunet provides a groundbreaking approach to cybersecurity.
buyer: Sourcefire, Inc. (FIRE:$223.10)
Sourcefire, Inc., is a world leader in intelligent cybersecurity solutions. Sourcefire is transforming the way Global 2000 organizations and government agencies manage and minimize network security risks. "
target: Immunet Corporation
Immunet was founded in July 2008 by AntiVirus industry veterans to address a sweeping shift in the Internet threat landscape. Immunet Protect 2.0 is a free Cloud Antivirus download that provides real-time protection from over 14 million threats daily.
price ($mm)
$21
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closed 7/27/2017 via BNC Analysis

Avast Software, acquired Zen VPN

synopsis: Zen VPN (zenvpn.science), the critically acclaimed VPN Android app that received glowing reviews and critical acclaim even in its beta release, was acquired by the Anti-virus giant Avast Software.
buyer: Avast Software (LSE:AVST:$892.90)
AVAST Software, maker of the most trusted antivirus in the world, protects nearly 230 million people, computers and mobile devices with its security applications. AVAST's portfolio ranges from free antivirus for PC, Mac, and Android, to premium suites and services for both consumers and business. "
target: Zen VPN
Zen VPN allows users to secure themselves with one of the best free VPN (Virtual Private Network) for Android. Zen VPN is also considered to be as truly fast VPN with one of the safest and strongest connections.
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closed 7/6/2010 via PR Newswire

SafetyWeb, Inc., acquired Odojo

synopsis: SafetyWeb, the leading Internet safety, identity and reputation protection service for parents, announced the acquisition of online security technology firm Odojo. Odojo provide families with the most comprehensive set of online protection tools to prevent threats like cyber bullying, Internet addiction and online predators.
buyer: SafetyWeb, Inc.
SafetyWeb is the leading service simplifying online safety by helping parents guard their children's online safety, identity and reputation. The service monitors the web to deliver reports and immediate alerts on irregularities and dangers associated with kids' and teens' online activity. "
target: Odojo
Odojo developed firebreak™ technology, allowing parents to monitor their children's social networks for inappropriate content and the Internet for leaks of children's personal information.
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closed 11/6/2017 via BusinessWire

Symantec Corporation, acquired SurfEasy

synopsis: Symantec acquired SurfEasy from Opera Software. SurfEasy is a Canada-based Virtual Private Network provider that delivers solutions for online privacy and security on smartphones, tablets and computers. SurfEasy offers a network that harnesses encryption technology to enable customers to use the Internet without being hacked or monitored.
buyer: Symantec Corporation (SYMC:$2,623.00)
Symantec Corporation, the world’s leading cyber security company, helps organizations, governments and people secure their most important data wherever it lives. Organizations look to Symantec for strategic solutions to defend against sophisticated attacks. "
target parent: Opera Software
target: SurfEasy
SurfEasy is a Canada-based Virtual Private Network provider that delivers solutions for online privacy and security on smartphones, tablets and computers. SurfEasy offers a network that harnesses encryption technology to enable customers to use the Internet without being hacked or monitored.
price ($mm)
$39
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closed 3/19/2015 via PR Newswire

Opera Software, acquired SurfEasy

synopsis: Opera Software announced that it has acquired SurfEasy Inc., a leading Toronto-based company that provides an easy-to-use VPN solution for protecting customers' online privacy and security on smartphones, tablets and computers.
buyer: Opera Software (OPERA:$255.45)
Opera Software makes web browsers for desktop computers, mobile phones and tablets, and connected devices such as TVs. Their business also includes mobile advertising services and solutions. Their aim is to give users the best internet experience on any device and any platform. "
target: SurfEasy
SurfEasy Inc. provides easy-to-use solutions for protecting our customers' online privacy and security on any smartphone, tablet and computer. With SurfEasy, customers' identities and locations are hidden from any websites they visit.
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closed 1/22/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Opera Software, acquired Pocosys

synopsis: Opera Limited, one of the world’s leading browser providers, has acquired Estonia-based Pocosys, a provider of modern banking technologies to fintech companies. Opera has also agreed to acquire Pocopay, the sister company of Pocosys, which holds a payment institution license and provides financial services in the European Union.
buyer: Opera Software (OPERA:$255.45)
Opera is a leading global internet brand with an engaged and growing base of over 350 million average monthly active users. The company offers users a wide range of products and services, including PC and mobile browsers, AI-powered newsreader, Opera News, and its app-based microfinance solutions. "
target: Pocosys
Estonia-based Pocosys provides modern banking technologies to fintech companies. Pocosys' banking software and services can be designed into a digital bank or used for customer retention with its loyalty engine. Pocosys provides banking-as-a-service through its payment institution Pocopay AS.
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closed 11/6/2017 via BusinessWire

Symantec Corporation, acquired SurfEasy

synopsis: Symantec acquired SurfEasy from Opera Software. SurfEasy is a Canada-based Virtual Private Network provider that delivers solutions for online privacy and security on smartphones, tablets and computers. SurfEasy offers a network that harnesses encryption technology to enable customers to use the Internet without being hacked or monitored.
buyer: Symantec Corporation (SYMC:$2,623.00)
Symantec Corporation, the world’s leading cyber security company, helps organizations, governments and people secure their most important data wherever it lives. Organizations look to Symantec for strategic solutions to defend against sophisticated attacks. "
target parent: Opera Software
target: SurfEasy
SurfEasy is a Canada-based Virtual Private Network provider that delivers solutions for online privacy and security on smartphones, tablets and computers. SurfEasy offers a network that harnesses encryption technology to enable customers to use the Internet without being hacked or monitored.
price ($mm)
$39
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closed 12/20/2016 via PR Newswire

Moore Frères & Company, acquired Opera TV

synopsis: Opera Software ASA, and Moore Frères & Company, an investment company focused exclusively on the tech, media, and telecom industries, announced that Moore Frères has acquired a majority stake in Opera TV. Opera TV is the leading independent developer of cloud and embedded software that enables the TV and media industry's transition to OTT content.
buyer: Moore Frères & Company
Moore Frères & Company is a New York-based investment holding company focused on acquiring established companies across the global technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) sector. The Company invests in TMT assets with the intention of perpetual ownership. "
target parent: Opera Software
target: Opera TV
Opera TV is the market leader in enabling the TV industry's transition to OTT. The Opera TV portfolio powers rich web experiences on tens of millions of devices each year, including Smart TVs, set-top boxes, Blu-ray Disc players, Game Consoles and chipsets for more than 60 customers.
price ($mm)
$114
rev ($mm)
$31
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.6x
EV / EBITDA
announced 7/18/2016 via Wall Street Journal

Golden Brick Consortium, will purchase Internet-Browser Operations from Opera Software

synopsis: Opera Software, the leading consumer Internet and mobile advertising company, said it would sell its internet-browser business to a Chinese consortium. The Chinese bidders have agreed to buy certain parts of Opera’s consumer business in a deal valued at $600 million on an enterprise basis.
buyer: Golden Brick Consortium
Golden Brick Consortium's general partner is Golden Brick Silk Road Fund Management (Shenzhen) LLP and the limited partners are Beijing Kunlun Tech Co. Ltd. (“Kunlun”), Qihoo 360 Software (Beijing) Co. Ltd. (“Qihoo”), and Yonglian (Yinchuan) Investment Co., Ltd. (“Yonglian”). "
seller: Opera Software (OPERA:$255.45)
Opera Software makes web browsers for desktop computers, mobile phones and tablets, and connected devices such as TVs. Their business also includes mobile advertising services and solutions. Their aim is to give users the best internet experience on any device and any platform.
price ($mm)
$600
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cancelled 7/18/2016 via Wall Street Journal

Golden Brick Consortium, cancelled an acquisition of Opera Software

synopsis: Opera Software ASA, the leading consumer Internet and mobile advertising company, announced that an offer to acquire the company by Golden Brick Consortium for $1.2 billion has now been terminated.
buyer: Golden Brick Consortium
Golden Brick Consortium's general partner is Golden Brick Silk Road Fund Management (Shenzhen) LLP and the limited partners are Beijing Kunlun Tech Co. Ltd. (“Kunlun”), Qihoo 360 Software (Beijing) Co. Ltd. (“Qihoo”), and Yonglian (Yinchuan) Investment Co., Ltd. (“Yonglian”). "
target: Opera Software (OPERA:$255.45)
Opera Software makes web browsers for desktop computers, mobile phones and tablets, and connected devices such as TVs. Their business also includes mobile advertising services and solutions. Their aim is to give users the best internet experience on any device and any platform.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,204 [$1,268]
rev ($mm)
$616
EBITDA ($mm)
$85
EV / rev
2.1x
EV / EBITDA
14.9x
closed 8/19/2015 via Company Press Release

Opera Mediaworks Inc., acquired Yvolver, Inc.

synopsis: Opera Mediaworks Inc. has acquired Yvolver, Inc. Based in Dallas, Texas, the Yvolver team has built a marketing engagement platform focused on delivering powerful technology and tools for game and app developers.
buyer parent: Opera Software
buyer: Opera Mediaworks Inc.
Opera Mediaworks is the first mobile ad platform built for brands, delivering breakthrough marketing at scale. Their technology powers the biggest publishers in the world, enabling marketers to convey the highest quality ad experiences to more people in more places when it matters most. "
target: Yvolver, Inc.
Yvolver was founded with the mission to provide new technologies for developers to maximize user engagement, retention and overall app monetization. Yvolver offers a unique, proprietary service that significantly benefits the economics of the mobile app industry.
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closed 5/13/2015 via BNC Analysis

Opera Mediaworks Inc., acquired Mobilike Mobil Reklam Pazarlama ve Ticaret A.S.

synopsis: Opera Mediaworks, the mobile advertising subsidiary of browser maker Opera, has acquired Mobilike, one of the leading mobile ad networks in Turkey. Mobilike provides rich media and video ads on smartphones and tablets.
buyer parent: Opera Software
buyer: Opera Mediaworks Inc.
Opera Mediaworks is the first mobile ad platform built for brands, delivering breakthrough marketing at scale. Their technology powers the biggest publishers in the world, enabling marketers to convey the highest quality ad experiences to more people in more places when it matters most. "
target parent: Mobile Network Group
target: Mobilike Mobil Reklam Pazarlama ve Ticaret A.S.
Mobilike Mobil Reklam Pazarlama ve Ticaret A.S. operates a mobile advertising network in Turkey. It provides rich media and video ads on smartphones and tablets.
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closed 3/19/2015 via PR Newswire

Opera Software, acquired SurfEasy

synopsis: Opera Software announced that it has acquired SurfEasy Inc., a leading Toronto-based company that provides an easy-to-use VPN solution for protecting customers' online privacy and security on smartphones, tablets and computers.
buyer: Opera Software (OPERA:$255.45)
Opera Software makes web browsers for desktop computers, mobile phones and tablets, and connected devices such as TVs. Their business also includes mobile advertising services and solutions. Their aim is to give users the best internet experience on any device and any platform. "
target: SurfEasy
SurfEasy Inc. provides easy-to-use solutions for protecting our customers' online privacy and security on any smartphone, tablet and computer. With SurfEasy, customers' identities and locations are hidden from any websites they visit.
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closed 12/2/2014 via Market Wire

Opera Mediaworks Inc., acquired AdVine

synopsis: Global and local advertisers will reach millions of consumers in Africa, following Opera Mediaworks' acquisition of AdVine, South Africa's leading premier mobile-advertising network. Opera Mediaworks is the first mobile ad platform built for brands, delivering breakthrough marketing at scale.
buyer parent: Opera Software
buyer: Opera Mediaworks Inc.
Opera Mediaworks is the first mobile ad platform built for brands, delivering breakthrough marketing at scale. Their technology powers the biggest publishers in the world, enabling marketers to convey the highest quality ad experiences to more people in more places when it matters most. "
target: AdVine
AdVine is South Africa’s leading premium mobile advertising sales agency, and part of the global 4th Screen Mobile Advertising Network. They manage the advertising sales on behalf of mobile publishers whilst working closely with the media buying agencies.
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closed 6/24/2014 via PR Newswire

Opera Mediaworks Inc., acquired AdColony

synopsis: Opera announced that it has acquired AdColony, a leading mobile video advertising platform, to deliver best-in-class mobile video advertising to publishers and advertisers with a combined reach of more than 700 million global consumers. AdColony excels in delivering innovative, TV-like crystal-clear video ads instantly in HD.
buyer parent: Opera Software
buyer: Opera Mediaworks Inc.
Opera Mediaworks powers the mobile ad economy through technology innovation, transparency and trust, to create vibrant marketplaces for publishers and advertisers across the globe. This enables advertisers to efficiently reach their target audience and publishers to improve their monetization. "
target parent: Jirbo
target: AdColony
AdColony is a mobile video advertising company whose proprietary Instant-Play technology serves razor sharp, full-screen video ads instantly in HD across its extensive network of iOS and Android apps, eliminating the biggest pain points in mobile video advertising.
price ($mm)
$75
rev ($mm)
$53
EBITDA ($mm)
$8
EV / rev
6.6x
EV / EBITDA
44.3x
closed 4/30/2014 via Market Wire

Opera Mediaworks Inc., acquired apprupt

synopsis: Opera Mediaworks, the world's largest mobile advertising platform, announced the acquisition of apprupt, a leading mobile advertising company in Germany. The deal will expand Opera Mediaworks' reach into the German market whilst giving apprupt's existing client base access to additional capabilities.
buyer parent: Opera Software
buyer: Opera Mediaworks Inc.
Opera Mediaworks operates the world's biggest brand-focused mobile ad network, serving 23 of the 25 top global brands. They also deliver the world's leading mobile ad server and monetization tools to 17 of the top 25 media companies worldwide. "
target: apprupt
Apprupt is a leading mobile advertising specialist in German-speaking markets, reaching more than 22 million mobile users. With a premium publisher portfolio of more than 250 mobile websites and apps, apprupt enables brands and advertising partners to engage with premium audiences on mobile devices.
price ($mm)
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closed 2/15/2013 via PE Hub

Opera Software, acquired Skyfire Labs, Inc.

synopsis: Opera Software is buying Skyfire Labs, a leader in mobile video optimization and cloud solutions for mobility. Skyfire is known for its Rocket Optimizer™ software. This allows mobile operators to leverage cloud computing to optimize virtually any video and other multimedia on crowded cell towers, including 3G and 4G LTE networks.
buyer: Opera Software (OPERA:$255.45)
Opera Software makes web browsers for desktop computers, mobile phones and tablets, and connected devices such as TVs. Their business also includes mobile advertising services and solutions. Their aim is to give users the best internet experience on any device and any platform. "
target: Skyfire Labs, Inc.
Skyfire, headquartered in Mountain View, California, is known for its Rocket Optimizer™ software. This allows mobile operators to leverage cloud computing to optimize virtually any video and other multimedia on crowded cell towers, including 3G and 4G LTE networks.
price ($mm)[EV]
$50 [$42]
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/16/2012 via Company Press Release

Opera Software, acquired 4th Screen Advertising Ltd.

synopsis: Opera Software announced that it has acquired 4th Screen Advertising, Ltd., to significantly expand its offering to advertisers and mobile publishers that engage consumers via the mobile web and applications, across all mobile platforms. Opera offers complete advertising solutions for mass-market feature phone and smartphone platforms.
buyer: Opera Software (OPERA:$255.45)
Opera is an industry leader in the development of Web browsers for the desktop, device and mobile markets. The web browsers are adapted to a wide range of platforms, operating systems and embedded Internet products including computers, tablets, mobiles and PDAs, various game consoles and more. "
target: 4th Screen Advertising Ltd.
4th Screen Advertising is one of the world's leading premium mobile advertising agencies. 4th Screen goes beyond just clicks, offering brands and advertisers engagement and rich media based mobile campaigns. Publisher clients include The Guardian, MTV, Global Radio, Shazam, and IMDb.
price ($mm)[EV]
$5.06 [$4.30]
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/16/2012 via Company Press Release

Opera Software, acquired Mobile Theory

synopsis: Opera Software announced that it has acquired Mobile Theory Inc., which will significantly expand its offering to advertisers and mobile publishers that engage consumers via the mobile web and applications, across all mobile platforms.
buyer: Opera Software (OPERA:$255.45)
Opera is an industry leader in the development of Web browsers for the desktop, device and mobile markets. The web browsers are adapted to a wide range of platforms, operating systems and embedded Internet products including computers, tablets, mobiles and PDAs, various game consoles and more. "
target: Mobile Theory
Mobile Theory is the premier mobile ad network built for brand advertisers. Through an exclusive network of premium-quality mobile sites and apps, Mobile Theory enables the world's top brands to deliver rich media advertising campaigns that engage and immerse the mobile consumer.
price ($mm)
$5.00
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 7/18/2016 via Wall Street Journal

Golden Brick Consortium, will purchase Internet-Browser Operations from Opera Software

synopsis: Opera Software, the leading consumer Internet and mobile advertising company, said it would sell its internet-browser business to a Chinese consortium. The Chinese bidders have agreed to buy certain parts of Opera’s consumer business in a deal valued at $600 million on an enterprise basis.
buyer: Golden Brick Consortium
Golden Brick Consortium's general partner is Golden Brick Silk Road Fund Management (Shenzhen) LLP and the limited partners are Beijing Kunlun Tech Co. Ltd. (“Kunlun”), Qihoo 360 Software (Beijing) Co. Ltd. (“Qihoo”), and Yonglian (Yinchuan) Investment Co., Ltd. (“Yonglian”). "
seller: Opera Software (OPERA:$255.45)
Opera Software makes web browsers for desktop computers, mobile phones and tablets, and connected devices such as TVs. Their business also includes mobile advertising services and solutions. Their aim is to give users the best internet experience on any device and any platform.
price ($mm)
$600
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
cancelled 7/18/2016 via Wall Street Journal

Golden Brick Consortium, cancelled an acquisition of Opera Software

synopsis: Opera Software ASA, the leading consumer Internet and mobile advertising company, announced that an offer to acquire the company by Golden Brick Consortium for $1.2 billion has now been terminated.
buyer: Golden Brick Consortium
Golden Brick Consortium's general partner is Golden Brick Silk Road Fund Management (Shenzhen) LLP and the limited partners are Beijing Kunlun Tech Co. Ltd. (“Kunlun”), Qihoo 360 Software (Beijing) Co. Ltd. (“Qihoo”), and Yonglian (Yinchuan) Investment Co., Ltd. (“Yonglian”). "
target: Opera Software (OPERA:$255.45)
Opera Software makes web browsers for desktop computers, mobile phones and tablets, and connected devices such as TVs. Their business also includes mobile advertising services and solutions. Their aim is to give users the best internet experience on any device and any platform.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,204 [$1,268]
rev ($mm)
$616
EBITDA ($mm)
$85
EV / rev
2.1x
EV / EBITDA
14.9x
closed 2/15/2013 via PE Hub

Opera Software, acquired Skyfire Labs, Inc.

synopsis: Opera Software is buying Skyfire Labs, a leader in mobile video optimization and cloud solutions for mobility. Skyfire is known for its Rocket Optimizer™ software. This allows mobile operators to leverage cloud computing to optimize virtually any video and other multimedia on crowded cell towers, including 3G and 4G LTE networks.
buyer: Opera Software (OPERA:$255.45)
Opera Software makes web browsers for desktop computers, mobile phones and tablets, and connected devices such as TVs. Their business also includes mobile advertising services and solutions. Their aim is to give users the best internet experience on any device and any platform. "
target: Skyfire Labs, Inc.
Skyfire, headquartered in Mountain View, California, is known for its Rocket Optimizer™ software. This allows mobile operators to leverage cloud computing to optimize virtually any video and other multimedia on crowded cell towers, including 3G and 4G LTE networks.
price ($mm)[EV]
$50 [$42]
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/29/2015 via Reuters

Uber Technologies, Inc., will purchase Map-Generating Technology from Microsoft Corporation

synopsis: Microsoft Corp said it will sell some map-generating technology to ride-hailing app company Uber. The mapping assets include 100 employees focused on image collection activities. Microsoft's mapping unit works on imagery acquisition and map data processing.
buyer: Uber Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:UBER:$12,982.00)
Uber Technologies, Inc. offers online car booking services via mobile phones. It provides limousine and private cab reservation services. Uber Technologies, Inc. was founded in 2009 and is based in San Francisco, California. "
seller: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$168,088.00)
Microsoft's mapping unit works on imagery acquisition and map data processing. The mapping assets include 100 employees focused on image collection activities.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/4/2015 via PR Newswire

Audi Group, BMW Group, Daimler AG, acquired HERE

synopsis: German carmakers BMW, Audi and Daimler AG concluded the acquisition of HERE, Nokia's maps business. HERE is the leading supplier of digital maps for most of the world's top carmakers, accounting for half its expected revenues in 2015. The deal allows the auto makers to offer new premium features, like autonomous driving, in their luxury cars.
buyer: BMW Group (DB:BMW:$119,863.69)
buyer: Audi Group (DB:NSU:$63,271.47)
buyer: Daimler AG (XTRA:DAI:$191,616.03)
BMW Group, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and sale of cars and motorcycles worldwide. The Audi Group manufacturers product in the premium and supercar segment. Mercedes-Benz is a global premium and luxury car manufacturer. "
target parent: Nokia Corporation
target: HERE
HERE, a Nokia company, is a leader in mapping and location intelligence. They combine highly accurate and fresh maps with cloud technology to enable rich, real-time location experiences in a broad range of connected devices – from smartphones and tablets to wearables and vehicles.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2,741 [$3,069]
rev ($mm)
$1,064
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.9x
EV / EBITDA
cancelled 3/16/2012 via Capital IQ

Options Media Group, cancelled an acquisition of Illume Software, Inc.

synopsis: Options Media Group Holdings, Inc. has cancelled its agreement to acquire Illume Software, Inc. Illume Software, Inc. develops solutions that leverage location to power high-value applications and services for individuals, and small and large mobile workforces.
buyer: Options Media Group (OPMG:$0.53)
PhoneGuard, Inc., a subsidiary of Options Media Group Holdings, Inc., is a leading provider of mobile applications software. PhoneGuard is a personal security and anti-texting while driving software application suite. "
target: Illume Software, Inc.
Illume Software develops solutions that leverage location to power high-value applications and services. Their first product, iZUP, offers a responsible solution to cell phone-related distracted driving.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 11/14/2011 via BusinessWire

WorldLingo merged with TransPerfect Translations International, Inc.,

synopsis: TransPerfect, the world’s largest privately held provider of language services and technology solutions, announced a merger with WorldLingo. Based in Las Vegas, WorldLingo specializes in translation technology and other solutions for website localization, as well as document, instant message, e-mail, and real-time chat translation.
buyer: TransPerfect Translations International, Inc.
TransPerfect is the world's largest privately held provider of language services and technology solutions. From offices in more than 70 cities on five continents, TransPerfect offers a full range of services in 170+ languages to clients worldwide. "
target: WorldLingo
WorldLingo is a leading provider of integrated, online translation solutions, with services ranging from cost-effective machine translation solutions to professional human translation and culturally sensitive localization.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
cancelled 11/1/2011 via Bloomberg

H & R Block, Inc., cancelled an acquisition of TaxACT

synopsis: H&R Block Inc. was barred by a federal judge from proceeding with its proposed $287.5 million acquisition of the maker of TaxAct products because it would diminish competition in the tax preparation market.
buyer: H & R Block, Inc. (HRB:$3,094.88)
H&R Block Inc. is one of the world's largest tax services providers, having prepared more than 550 million tax returns worldwide since 1955. The Company provides tax return preparation services in person, through H&R Block At Home™ online and desktop software products, and through other channels. "
target: TaxACT
2nd Story Software is critically acclaimed as a leader in developing affordable tax preparation software and providing Web-based services directly to consumers. TaxACT gives users well-informed tax strategies in an easy-to-use format, while maintaining focus on providing best value for customers.
price ($mm)
$268
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 4/6/2017 via Reuters

Media Do, will acquire Lunascape Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Media Do Co., Ltd., a company that distributes electronic book content, is to acquire Lunascape Co., Ltd., a company that engages in developing a web browser with features like security and anti- phishing. Both companies are based in Japan.
buyer: Media Do (TSE:3678:$419.61)
Media Do distributes electronic book content. The Company offers various types of eBook publications including comics, fiction and nonfiction books, photo-books, and magazines. "
target: Lunascape Co., Ltd.
Lunascape Co., Ltd. engages in developing web browser with features like security and anti- phishing. The company was founded in 2004 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.
price ($mm)
$3.41
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/17/2020 via BNC Analysis

Avast Software, acquired Tenta

synopsis: Avast, the global leader in next-gen cybersecurity products for businesses and consumers, has acquired Tenta, a mobile private & encrypted browser that protects users' digital identity instead of selling it.
buyer: Avast Software (LSE:AVST:$892.90)
Avast, the global leader in next-gen cybersecurity products for businesses and consumers, protects hundreds of millions of people online. Avast offers products under the Avast and AVG brands that protect people from threats on the internet and the evolving IoT threat landscape. "
target: Tenta
Tenta is a mobile private & encrypted browser that protects users' digital identity instead of selling it. Tenta is designed from the ground up for unparalleled privacy and security with built-in encryption.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

SnapPress merged with Bear SAS,

synopsis: The Montpellier specialist in augmented reality, Bear2B, announced its merger with the Parisian company SnapPress. SnapPress is a mobile application that let's users broadcast their content in augmented reality. Bear is an augmented reality platform that links print and digital universes with a mobile application. The new group is called Argo.
buyer: Bear SAS
France-based Bear is an augmented reality platform that links print and digital universes with a mobile application. Via a mobile app, the user can scan the pages of a book and use Bear technology to access complementary digital content: text, photo, video, 3D animation, operable buttons, etc. "
target: SnapPress
Parisian company SnapPress is the first browser on paper. "Snap" the world around you with the SnapPress mobile appplication and reveal hidden digital content. Live a new reading experience by accessing a multitude of information and exclusive content: videos, games, music, 3D animations, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/18/2018 via BNC Analysis

Toshi, acquired Cipher Browser

synopsis: Toshi, a mobile browser and wallet for the Ethereum network, has acquired Cipher Browser, a full-featured mobile dapp browser and wallet for the Ethereum blockchain. Cipher allows users to interact with dapps powered by Ethereum on their mobile device and makes it easy for them to securely store, send and receive Ether and ERC20 tokens.
buyer parent: Coinbase
buyer: Toshi
Toshi is a mobile app that provides a user controlled Ethereum wallet, a browser for the Ethererum network, and a secure messaging system. Toshi allows users to browse for 3rd party financial apps powered by Ethereum, and to control and send their money anywhere. "
target: Cipher Browser
Cipher Browser is the world's first full-featured mobile dapp browser and wallet for the Ethereum blockchain. Cipher allows users to interact with dapps powered by Ethereum on their mobile device and makes it easy for them to securely store, send and receive Ether and ERC20 tokens.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/15/2017 via Company Press Release

Cliqz GmbH, acquired Ghostery, Inc.

synopsis: Ghostery announced that it has relaunched as Evidon, Inc. and sold its popular Ghostery consumer browser extension and mobile apps to German Cliqz GmbH. Ghostery offers a free browser extension and mobile browser that make browsing the internet cleaner, faster, and safer by detecting and blocking tracking technologies on websites.
buyer parent: Hubert Burda Media
buyer: Cliqz GmbH
Cliqz, which is owned by Mozilla and Hubert Burda Media, offers privacy-focused browsers and browser extensions with an innovative quick-search functionality for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iOS "
target parent: Evidon
target: Ghostery, Inc.
Ghostery offers a free browser extension and mobile browser that make browsing the internet cleaner, faster, and safer. Ghostery detects and blocks tracking technologies on the websites users visit to speed up page loads, eliminate clutter, and protect data and privacy.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/15/2016 via PR Newswire

Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd merged with Qihoo 360 Consortium,

synopsis: Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd., a leading Internet company in China, announced the completion of the merger by the Qihoo 360 Consortium, led by Qihoo 360 CEO, Hongyi Zhou. Qihoo 360 Technology researches, designs, develops internet security software and sells third party anti-virus software, as well as system optimization products.
buyer: Qihoo 360 Consortium
Qihoo 360 Consortium is led by Qihoo’s chairman, Zhou Hongyi. The investors include the Citic Guoan Group, Golden Brick Silk Road Capital, Sequoia Capital China, Taikang Life Insurance, the Ping An Insurance Group, Sunshine Insurance, New China Capital, Huatai Ruilian, and Huasheng Capital. "
target: Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd (QIHU:$1,804.58)
Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd. is a leading Internet company in China. Qihoo 360 Technology is also the number one provider of Internet and mobile security products in China as measured by its user base.
price ($mm)[EV]
$8,168 [$8,284]*
rev ($mm)
$1,510
EBITDA ($mm)
$368
EV / rev
6.7x
EV / EBITDA
27.3x
announced 3/3/2015 via BusinessWire

Box Inc., will acquire Subspace

synopsis: Box announced that it is acquiring Subspace, an innovative startup that helps IT departments enable employee productivity with secure collaboration and access to data on any device. All seven members of the Subspace team – including founders Jon Fan, Ben Kus and Peter Loer – will join Box.
buyer: Box Inc. (BOX:$755.44)
Box provides a secure, scalable content-sharing platform. Box's flexible content management solution lets users access and share content from anywhere, on any device – while providing IT visibility into how content moves within their organizations and beyond. "
target: Subspace
Subspace provides secure, easy, and compliant remote access to corporate resources through an enterprise grade version of Chrome. Their web browser creates a secured work environment with built-in corporate connectivity on any laptop, desktop, or mobile device from any location.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 7/16/2014 via Market Watch

Changyou.com Limited, will acquire MoboTap, Inc.

synopsis: Changyou.com Limited and MoboTap Inc., a Cayman Islands company that is the mobile technology developer behind the Dolphin Browser, have entered into a definitive investment agreement pursuant to which Changyou will purchase 51% of the equity interests in MoboTap.
buyer parent: Sohu.com Inc.
buyer: Changyou.com Limited (CYOU:$741.04)
Changyou.com is a leading developer and operator of online games in China. They operate one of the most popular multi-player online role-playing games in China and two popular web games. Changyou also owns and operates the 17173.com Website, a leading game information portal in China. "
target: MoboTap, Inc.
MoboTap is a mobile technology developer that is committed to advancing the mobile revolution by improving the way people experiences the mobile web through their smartphone devices. Their Dolphin Browser is a free mobile browser specifically optimized for mobile users.
price ($mm)
$91*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/2/2013 via Forbes

Yahoo! Inc., acquired Rockmelt, Inc.

synopsis: Yahoo acquires Rockmelt, a social web browser built off of Chromium and boasts deep integration with both Facebook and Twitter. Rockmelt’s apps and website will shut down after August 31, 2013. Yahoo plans to integrate Rockmelt’s technology throughout their various products.
buyer: Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO:$5,409.25)
Yahoo! Inc. is the premier digital media company, creating deeply personal digital experiences that keep more than half a billion people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the globe. "
target: Rockmelt, Inc.
Rockmelt is a social web browser built off of Chromium and boasts deep integration with both Facebook and Twitter with its “Edges” which are filled with friends that are online and feeds that you follow complete with update badges.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/3/2021 via Company Press Release

Brave, acquired Tailcat

synopsis: Brave announced the acquisition of Tailcat, the open search engine developed by the team formerly responsible for the privacy search and browser products at Cliqz, a holding of Hubert Burda Media. Tailcat will become the foundation of Brave Search.
buyer: Brave
Brave Software’s fast, privacy-oriented browser, combined with its blockchain-based digital advertising platform, is reinventing the Web for users, publishers, and advertisers. Users get a private, speedier web experience with much longer battery life and publishers increase their revenue share. "
target: Tailcat
Tailcat is an open search engine developed by the team formerly responsible for the privacy search and browser products at Cliqz, a holding of Hubert Burda Media. Tailcat does not collect IP addresses or use personally identifiable information to improve search results.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/30/2016 via PR Web

WbSrch, acquired Snagr.io

synopsis: WbSrch, a general-purpose search engine based in Portland, OR, has purchased the music search engine Snagr.io and has rebranded it as MusicSrch.com. Snagr.io searches a selection of popular social media and music sites such as Spotify, Tidal, Musicbrainz, and Twitter for the online presences of a band, DJ, or musician.
buyer: WbSrch
WbSrch is an general-purpose web search engine with indexes in more than 30 languages. It currently has a small crawl index that is being used to refine its search algorithms. "
target: Snagr.io
SNAGR is music artists search engine. It searches on 12+ different streaming, video, and music sites for artists. Sites are searched in parallel and results are on-the-fly combined, ranked and sorted to give user readable and an understandable overview.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/14/2015 via BNC Analysis

Coinify ApS, acquired Coinzone

synopsis: Coinify, a company that provides services for everyone to accept bitcoin payments, and to buy and sell with bitcoin, has acquired Coinzone, a company that develops a payments processor system that enables buying, selling, and accepting bitcoin payment.
buyer: Coinify ApS
Coinify works to spread the use of digital currencies. They provide services for everyone to accept bitcoin payments, and to buy and sell with bitcoin. Coinify is one of the leading players in Europe in the digital currency market. "
target: Coinzone
Coinzone B.V. develops a payments processor system that enables buying, selling, and accepting bitcoin payment. The company was founded in 2014 and is based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
price ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA

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Ticker: BITS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bitstream Inc.
Bitstream Inc.
Bitstream develops software technologies and applications for the graphic art and mobile communications industries. Its fonts and font technologies enable device manufacturers and application developers to render the highest quality text in any language, on any device, at any resolution.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$23.14
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.59)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.13)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
144
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Ticker: GOOGL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Google Inc.
Google Inc.
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$196,682.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$63,002.00
EBIT ($mm)
$49,684.00
Net Income ($mm)
$51,363.00
Employees
139995
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Ticker: TSE:2468
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fuetrek Co., Ltd.
Fuetrek Co., Ltd.
Fuetrek Co., Ltd. provides mobile phone solutions. It offers sound generators, and speech recognition and translation products. The company also provides memory card writing services for the education market. Fuetrek Co. was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Osaka, Japan.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$35.46
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.52
EBIT ($mm)
$2.93
Net Income ($mm)
$1.44
Employees
199
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Ticker: DGLP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DigitalPost Interactive, Inc.
DigitalPost Interactive, Inc.
DigitalPost Interactive is a SaaS (Software as a Service) and application provider that delivers B2B and B2C digital media-sharing solutions that are both easy to offer and easy to use.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
$1.36
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.93)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.06)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
6
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Ticker: TASE:BBYL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Babylon Ltd.
Babylon Ltd.
Babylon.com is a leading global provider of Internet search services and language solutions. Babylon offers translations in 77 languages, dictionary definitions, and Wikipedia results in 25 languages.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$22.89
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$7.68
Employees
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Ticker: ATVE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ActiveCore Technologies,Inc.
ActiveCore Technologies,Inc.
ActiveCore Technologies, Inc., operates a group of subsidiaries and divisions in the U.S., and Canada that offer a Smart Enterprise Suite of products and services. Our products encompass web portals, enterprise middleware, mobile data access, data management and system migration applications.
year
2005
rev ($mm)
$7.42
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.81
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: WIX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wix.com Ltd
Wix.com Ltd
Wix.com is a leading cloud-based web development platform with more than 98 million registered users worldwide. Wix was founded on the belief that the Internet should be accessible to everyone to develop, create and contribute.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$1,076.88
EBITDA ($mm)
($227.36)
EBIT ($mm)
($244.44)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3869
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Ticker: BOX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Box Inc.
Box Inc.
Box provides a secure, scalable content-sharing platform. Box's flexible content management solution lets users access and share content from anywhere, on any device – while providing IT visibility into how content moves within their organizations and beyond.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$755.44
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.06
EBIT ($mm)
($62.95)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2046
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Ticker: COIN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Coinbase
Coinbase is a digital currency wallet and platform where merchants and consumers can transact with new digital currencies like bitcoin, ethereum, and litecoin. It allows its users to create their own bitcoin wallets and start buying or selling bitcoins by connecting with their bank accounts.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$2,885.34
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,737.71
EBIT ($mm)
$1,702.72
Net Income ($mm)
$1,061.81
Employees
1717
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Ticker: SEHK:700
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tencent Holdings Ltd.
Tencent Holdings Ltd.
Tencent Holdings Limited is an investment holding company involved in providing internet and mobile value-added services (VAS), online advertising services and e-commerce transactions services
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$78,710.17
EBITDA ($mm)
$28,011.62
EBIT ($mm)
$20,392.54
Net Income ($mm)
$27,620.00
Employees
89228
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Ticker: BIDU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Baidu.com, Inc.
Baidu.com, Inc.
Baidu, Inc. is the leading Chinese language Internet search provider. As a technology-based media company, Baidu aims to provide the best and most equitable way for people to find what they're looking for.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$16,035.53
EBITDA ($mm)
$3,460.01
EBIT ($mm)
$2,126.74
Net Income ($mm)
$3,587.00
Employees
37779
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Ticker: NTES
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NetEase, Inc.
NetEase, Inc.
NetEase, Inc. is a leading internet technology company in China. Dedicated to providing online services centered around content, community, communication and commerce, NetEase develops some of China’s most popular PC-client and mobile games, e-commerce businesses, advertising and e-mail services.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$10,750.03
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,998.42
EBIT ($mm)
$1,637.88
Net Income ($mm)
$1,273.77
Employees
23687
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Ticker: TSE:4689
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Yahoo Japan Corporation
Yahoo Japan Corporation
Yahoo Japan Corporation operates Yahoo Japan, a Japanese online information portal that offers auctions, entertainment, news, and online shopping in addition to its search engine and Internet directory.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$8,988.42
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,876.77
EBIT ($mm)
$1,289.85
Net Income ($mm)
$689.54
Employees
12874
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Ticker: KOSE:A035420
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Naver Corporation
Naver Corporation
Naver Corporation is an Internet content service operator headquartered in Seongnam, South Korea. It operates the Naver search portal and Hangame gaming services. Its spinoff companies in Japan operate the Line messaging service in addition to offering Japanese versions of Naver and Hangame.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$6,533.26
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,265.83
EBIT ($mm)
$653.34
Net Income ($mm)
$748.93
Employees
15148
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Ticker: YNDX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Yandex N.V.
Yandex N.V.
Yandex is one of the largest internet companies in Europe, providing a wide variety of search and other online services. Yandex's mission is to help users solve their everyday problems by building people-centric products and services.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$3,325.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$366.38
EBIT ($mm)
$134.71
Net Income ($mm)
$212.70
Employees
12991
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