Like Quizzle, LLC

closed 4/1/2015 via PR Newswire

Bankrate, Inc., acquired Quizzle, LLC

synopsis: Bankrate, Inc. announced the acquisition of Detroit-based Quizzle.com, a leading national free credit report and monitoring site. Quizzle provides users with free credit scores & credit reports, as well as credit monitoring and identity protection.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Bankrate, Inc. (RATE:$459.34)
Bankrate is a leading publisher, aggregator, and distributor of personal finance content on the Internet. Bankrate provides consumers with proprietary, fully researched, comprehensive, independent and objective personal finance editorial content across multiple vertical categories. "
target parent: Quicken Loans Inc.
target: Quizzle, LLC
Quizzle is an innovative website that helps consumers gain a complete understanding of their home, money and credit situation – with a truly free credit report and score every six months.
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announced 3/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

Experian plc, will acquire ClearScore

synopsis: Experian has agreed to acquire fellow personal finance specialist ClearScore. ClearScore's aim is to change the way everyone manages their finances - starting with their free credit score and report. With ClearScore users can check their credit score and report for free, forever.
buyer: Experian plc (LSE:EXPN:$5,171.00)
Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients around the world. The Group helps businesses to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making. "
target: ClearScore
ClearScore is one of the leading FinTech businesses in the UK. ClearScore's aim is to change the way everyone manages their finances - starting with their free credit score and report. With ClearScore users can check their credit score and report for free, forever.
price ($mm)
$386
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 12/3/2020 via BusinessWire

Intuit, Inc., acquired Credit Karma

synopsis: Intuit, proud maker of TurboTax, QuickBooks and Mint, announced that it has acquired Credit Karma, a personal finance company that's focused on helping everyone make financial progress.
buyer: Intuit, Inc. (INTU:$7,837.00)
Intuit Inc. creates business and financial management solutions that simplify the business of life for small businesses, consumers and accounting professionals. Its flagship products and services include QuickBooks®, which make it easier to manage small businesses and tax preparation and filing. "
target: Credit Karma
Credit Karma is a personal finance company that's focused on helping everyone make financial progress. Whether they're interested in getting a better deal on a loan, looking for ways to save, or simply monitoring their credit, they offer a range of tools and personalized recommendations.
price ($mm)
$7,100
rev ($mm)
$1,000
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
7.1x
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/7/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Credit Karma, acquired Noddle

synopsis: Credit Karma, a personal finance technology company, has acquired Noddle from TransUnion, a global risk and information solutions provider. Noddle is a free online and mobile credit report service in the UK. Noddle provides users with credit reports that include their credit history and information about how well they manage the money they borrow.
buyer: Credit Karma
Credit Karma is a personal finance company that's focused on helping everyone make financial progress. Whether they're interested in getting a better deal on a loan, looking for ways to save, or simply monitoring their credit, they offer a range of tools and personalized recommendations. "
target parent: TransUnion LLC
target: Noddle
Noddle is a free online and mobile credit report service in the UK. Noddle provides users with credit reports that include their credit history and information about how well they manage the money they borrow. Users can also use Noddle to find out if they are eligible for any credit cards or loans.
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closed 12/8/2008 via BusinessWire

IFTH Acquisition Corp., merged with National Credit Report.com, LLC

synopsis: IFTH Acquisition Corp., d/b/a Steel Vault (“Company” or “Steel Vault”) announced that it has acquired National Credit Report.com, LLC, a premier provider of identity security products and services focused on credit monitoring and identity theft protection.
buyer: IFTH Acquisition Corp. (SVUL:$0.00)
Steel Vault, formerly known as IFTH Acquisition Corp., is a premier provider of identity security products and services, including credit monitoring, credit reports, and other identity theft protection services. National Credit Report.com is a wholly owned subsidiary of Steel Vault. "
target: National Credit Report.com, LLC
National Credit Report.com, LLC specializes in providing consumers with identity security products, including accurate, complete and easy-to-understand credit reporting and monitoring.
price ($mm)
$0.13
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 4/1/2015 via PR Newswire

Bankrate, Inc., acquired Quizzle, LLC

synopsis: Bankrate, Inc. announced the acquisition of Detroit-based Quizzle.com, a leading national free credit report and monitoring site. Quizzle provides users with free credit scores & credit reports, as well as credit monitoring and identity protection.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Bankrate, Inc. (RATE:$459.34)
Bankrate is a leading publisher, aggregator, and distributor of personal finance content on the Internet. Bankrate provides consumers with proprietary, fully researched, comprehensive, independent and objective personal finance editorial content across multiple vertical categories. "
target parent: Quicken Loans Inc.
target: Quizzle, LLC
Quizzle is an innovative website that helps consumers gain a complete understanding of their home, money and credit situation – with a truly free credit report and score every six months.
price ($mm)
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announced 4/27/2018 via BNC Analysis

Caring Holdings, LLC, will acquire Caring.com

synopsis: Red Ventures is to divest Caring.com, a subsidiary of Bankrate, to Caring Holdings, LLC, a newly formed company backed by a group of private equity investors and entrepreneurs. Caring.com is a leading senior care resource for family caregivers seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses and other loved ones.
buyer: Caring Holdings, LLC
Caring Holdings, LLC is a newly formed company backed by a group of private equity investors and entrepreneurs with expertise in lead generation, search engine optimization, digital marketing and customer acquisition. "
target parent: Red Ventures, LLC
target: Caring.com
With three million visitors per month, Caring.com is a leading senior care resource for family caregivers seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses and other loved ones.
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closed 11/8/2017 via PR Newswire

Bankrate, Inc. merged with Red Ventures, LLC,

synopsis: Bankrate, a leading online publisher, aggregator, and distributor of personal finance content, announced that it has been acquired by Red Ventures, a leading digital consumer choice platform. Red Ventures connects online customers with products and services across high-growth industries including home services, financial services, and healthcare.
buyer: Red Ventures, LLC
Red Ventures is a leading digital consumer choice platform based in Charlotte, North Carolina. Red Ventures connects online customers with products and services across high-growth industries including home services, financial services, and healthcare. "
target parent: Apax Partners
target: Bankrate, Inc. (RATE:$459.34)
Bankrate is a leading online publisher, aggregator, and distributor of personal finance content. Bankrate aggregates large scale audiences of in-market consumers by providing them with proprietary, fully researched, comprehensive, independent & objective personal finance & related editorial content.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,326 [$1,435]
rev ($mm)
$477
EBITDA ($mm)
$101
EV / rev
3.0x
EV / EBITDA
14.2x
announced 6/20/2016 via PR Newswire

Bankrate, Inc., will acquire NextAdvisor, Inc.

synopsis: Bankrate, Inc. announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire the business of NextAdvisor, Inc. The company is a leading online source of independent and in-depth research and reviews of credit cards, personal finance and internet services.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Bankrate, Inc. (RATE:$459.34)
Bankrate is a leading online publisher, aggregator, and distributor of personal finance content. Bankrate aggregates large scale audiences of in-market consumers by providing them with proprietary, fully researched, comprehensive, independent and objective personal finance. "
target: NextAdvisor, Inc.
NextAdvisor provides independent reviews of online services for consumers and small businesses. The company's mission is to help its visitors save money and make optimal buying decisions by presenting them with useful comparisons and reviews of service providers.
price ($mm)
$79
rev ($mm)
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announced 11/5/2015 via PR Newswire

All Web Leads, will acquire insuranceQuotes.com

synopsis: All Web Leads, the premier customer acquisition marketing company focused on the U.S. insurance industry, announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire insuranceQuotes.com, Bankrate, Inc.'s insurance division. insuranceQuotes.com, has the industry's largest network of national and local insurance agents and a secure online application.
buyer parent: Genstar Capital LLC
buyer: All Web Leads
All Web Leads (AWL) is the premier customer acquisition marketing company focused on the U.S. insurance industry. The company delivers real-time, targeted, high-quality sales leads to top insurance producers. "
target parent: Apax Partners
target: insuranceQuotes.com
insuranceQuotes.com, formerly known as Bankrate Insurance, has the industry's largest network of national and local insurance agents from the top insurance companies and a simple secure online application process that allows a consumer to compare unique insurance quotes from multiple companies.
price ($mm)
$165
rev ($mm)
$195
EBITDA ($mm)
$25
EV / rev
0.8x
EV / EBITDA
6.5x
closed 6/1/2015 via BNC Analysis

Bankrate, Inc., acquired LoanTek, Inc.

synopsis: Bankrate, Inc., is one of the internet's leading aggregators of information on more than 300 financial products and fees, has acquired LoanTek, Inc., a company that creates exclusive mortgage referrals using automated and consumer-facing pricing on strategic partner and lender websites.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Bankrate, Inc. (RATE:$459.34)
Bankrate, Inc. and its subsidiaries own and operate an internet-based consumer banking and personal finance network. Bankrate's flagship website, Bankrate.com, is one of the Internet's leading aggregators of information on more than 300 financial products and fees. "
target: LoanTek, Inc.
LoanTek, Inc. creates exclusive mortgage referrals using automated and consumer-facing on strategic partner and lender websites. In addition to a mortgage pricing engine, LoanTek offers clients a consumer direct SaaS suite.
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closed 4/1/2015 via PR Newswire

Bankrate, Inc., acquired Quizzle, LLC

synopsis: Bankrate, Inc. announced the acquisition of Detroit-based Quizzle.com, a leading national free credit report and monitoring site. Quizzle provides users with free credit scores & credit reports, as well as credit monitoring and identity protection.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Bankrate, Inc. (RATE:$459.34)
Bankrate is a leading publisher, aggregator, and distributor of personal finance content on the Internet. Bankrate provides consumers with proprietary, fully researched, comprehensive, independent and objective personal finance editorial content across multiple vertical categories. "
target parent: Quicken Loans Inc.
target: Quizzle, LLC
Quizzle is an innovative website that helps consumers gain a complete understanding of their home, money and credit situation – with a truly free credit report and score every six months.
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closed 12/2/2014 via AP - Associated Press

Bankrate, Inc., acquired Wallaby Financial

synopsis: Bankrate, Inc. announced the acquisition of Wallaby Financial, Inc., the leader in mobile and web-based credit card optimization solutions for consumers. Wallaby's solutions work alongside its proprietary algorithms and, based on geo-location and consumer preferences, help consumers maximize the rewards they earn with each credit card purchase.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Bankrate, Inc. (RATE:$459.34)
Bankrate is a leading publisher, aggregator and distributor of personal finance content on the Internet. Bankrate provides consumers with proprietary, fully researched, comprehensive, independent and objective personal finance editorial content across multiple vertical categories. "
target: Wallaby Financial
Wallaby is the leader in credit card data and consumer financial information applications. Powered by CardBase, a proprietary database of more than 2,000 credit card profiles, and Wallaby's unique real-time optimization algorithms, Wallaby's product suite helps consumers earn more rewards and money.
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closed 5/7/2014 via PR Newswire

Bankrate, Inc., acquired Caring.com

synopsis: Bankrate, Inc. announced the acquisition of Caring, Inc., the owner of Caring.com, a leading senior care resource for those seeking information and support as they care for aging family members and loved ones. Caring generates revenue primarily through referral fees from senior housing communities, as well as subscription and display revenue.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Bankrate, Inc. (RATE:$459.34)
Bankrate is a leading publisher, aggregator and distributor of personal finance content on the Internet. Bankrate provides consumers with proprietary, fully researched, comprehensive, independent and objective personal finance editorial content across multiple vertical categories. "
target: Caring.com
Caring, Inc. operates Caring.com, a leading senior care resource for family caregivers seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses, and other loved ones. Caring.com provides caregiving content, online support groups, and a comprehensive Senior Care Directory for the US.
price ($mm)
$54
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closed 12/22/2011 via PR Newswire

Bankrate, Inc., acquired InsWeb Corporation

synopsis: Bankrate, Inc. announced that it has successfully completed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of InsWeb Corporation relating to InsWeb's insurance lead generation and marketing business. InsWeb owns and operates a network of leading insurance marketplace and education websites.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Bankrate, Inc. (RATE:$459.34)
Bankrate is a leading publisher, aggregator and distributor of personal finance content on the Internet. Bankrate provides consumers with proprietary, fully researched, comprehensive, independent and objective personal finance editorial content across multiple vertical categories. "
target: InsWeb Corporation
InsWeb Corp owns and operates a network of leading insurance marketplace and education websites. InsWeb's primary properties include InsWeb.com, InsuranceRates.com, LocalInsuranceAgents.com, MedHealthInsurance.com and AgentInsider.com.
price ($mm)[EV]
$65 [$64]
rev ($mm)
$52
EBITDA ($mm)
$3
EV / rev
1.2x
EV / EBITDA
22.0x
closed 7/13/2010 via Capital IQ

Bankrate, Inc., acquired NetQuote

synopsis: BankRate has announced the purchase of NetQuote. With this purchase, BankRate continues to gain more market share in the lead generation industry.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Bankrate, Inc. (RATE:$459.34)
Bankrate, Inc. owns and operates Bankrate.com, a leading Internet consumer banking marketplace. Bankrate.com is a destination site of personal finance channels, including banking, investing, taxes, debt management and college finance. "
target parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
target: NetQuote
NetQuote has provided consumers with a free, simple and effective way to fulfill their insurance shopping needs. NetQuote operates a web-based business through which local insurance agents and national insurance companies purchase high quality leads of consumers in the market for insurance policies.
price ($mm)
$205
rev ($mm)
$98
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.1x
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/6/2010 via Capital IQ

Bankrate, Inc., acquired CreditCards.com

synopsis: BankRate has announced the purchase of CreditCards.com. With this purchase, BankRate continues to gain more market share in the lead generation industry.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Bankrate, Inc. (RATE:$459.34)
Bankrate, Inc. owns and operates Bankrate.com, a leading Internet consumer banking marketplace. Bankrate.com is a destination site of personal finance channels, including banking, investing, taxes, debt management and college finance. "
target parent: Austin Ventures, L.P.
target: CreditCards.com
CreditCards.com is an Internet publisher and marketing organization that operates the leading and fastest growing online destination for consumers to compare, and apply for credit cards. The company matches millions of consumers each year with the credit card offers that best meet their needs.
price ($mm)
$136
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closed 8/25/2009 via PR Newswire

Apax Partners, acquired Bankrate, Inc.

synopsis: Apax Partners, a global private equity firm with over $35 billion in funds under advice and significant expertise in financial services and media, announced that they have completed their tender offer for shares of common stock of Bankrate, Inc. with 52% of the outstanding shares accepted for purchase.
buyer: Apax Partners
Apax Partners is one of the world's leading private equity investment groups. It operates across the United States, Europe and Israel and has more than 30 years of investing experience. Funds under the management or advice of Apax Partners total $35 billion around the world. "
target: Bankrate, Inc. (RATE:$459.34)
Bankrate, Inc. owns and operates Bankrate.com, a leading Internet consumer banking marketplace. Bankrate.com is a destination site of personal finance channels, including banking, investing, taxes, debt management and college finance.
price ($mm)[EV]
$546 [$491]
rev ($mm)
$154
EBITDA ($mm)
$41
EV / rev
3.4x
EV / EBITDA
12.7x
closed 9/24/2008 via PR Newswire

Bankrate, Inc., acquired Bankaholic

synopsis: Bankrate, Inc. has acquired Bankaholic, a financial information Web site. Bankrate will take over the operation and management of the Bankaholic Web site immediately.
buyer: Bankrate, Inc. (RATE:$459.34)
Bankrate, Inc. owns and operates Bankrate.com, a leading Internet consumer banking marketplace. Bankrate.com is a destination site of personal finance channels, including banking, investing, taxes, debt management and college finance. "
target: Bankaholic
Bankaholic provides rate information on savings products, such as certificates of deposit, savings accounts, and money market accounts, as well as insurance quotes and a comparison of the best credit card offers online.
price ($mm)
$12
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closed 9/11/2008 via PR Newswire

Bankrate, Inc., acquired CreditCardGuide.com

synopsis: Bankrate, Inc. has acquired the assets of LinkSpectrum, Co. of Boone, North Carolina. The principal asset of LinkSpectrum is its Web site, CreditCardGuide.com. CreditCardGuide.com offers consumers the ability to shop, compare, and apply for credit cards online.
buyer: Bankrate, Inc. (RATE:$459.34)
Bankrate, Inc. owns and operates Bankrate.com, a leading Internet consumer banking marketplace. Bankrate.com is a destination site of personal finance channels, including banking, investing, taxes, debt management and college finance. "
target: CreditCardGuide.com
CreditCardGuide.com is dedicated to providing you with a free one-stop credit card resource center and links to instant online applications. We also present side-by-side comparison of the best credit cards on the Internet from the top banks and card companies.
price ($mm)
$31
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closed 2/6/2008 via PR Newswire

Bankrate, Inc., acquired InsureMe

synopsis: Bankrate, Inc. has acquired the assets of InsureMe, Inc. based in Englewood, CO.
buyer: Bankrate, Inc. (RATE:$459.34)
Bankrate, Inc. owns and operates Bankrate.com, a leading Internet consumer banking marketplace. Bankrate.com is a destination site of personal finance channels, including banking, investing, taxes, debt management and college finance. "
target: InsureMe
InsureMe, an Englewood, Colorado-based company, links insurance agents and consumers nationwide through its Web site and hundreds of affiliate partners. Since 1993, InsureMe has helped millions of people find insurance coverage while providing thousands of agents with high quality, real-time leads.
price ($mm)[EV]
$59 [$58]
rev ($mm)
$27
EBITDA ($mm)
$5
EV / rev
3.1x
EV / EBITDA
18.7x
closed 2/6/2008 via PR Newswire

Bankrate, Inc., acquired Lower Fees, Inc.

synopsis: Bankrate, Inc. has acquired the assets of Lower Fees, Inc. which operates feedisclosure.com and is located in Westlake Village, CA.
buyer: Bankrate, Inc. (RATE:$459.34)
Bankrate, Inc. owns and operates Bankrate.com, a leading Internet consumer banking marketplace. Bankrate.com is a destination site of personal finance channels, including banking, investing, taxes, debt management and college finance. "
target: Lower Fees, Inc.
Fee Disclosure has developed a patent pending online portal to create an open marketplace to break down complicated vendor fees associated with the mortgage process. Fee Disclosure empowers consumers with comprehensive information to make smart real estate decisions and reduce transaction costs.
price ($mm)
$2.85
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closed 8/4/2006 via

Bankrate, Inc., purchased Mortgage-calc.com, Mortgagecalc.com and Mortgagemath.com from East West Mortgage, Inc.

synopsis: Bankrate, Inc. has signed an agreement for the acquisition of three Websites owned and operated by East West Mortgage, Inc. for $4.4 million in cash. The Internet sites to be purchased by Bankrate include: Mortgage-calc.com, Mortgagecalc.com and Mortgagemath.com. The transaction is subject to the approval of Bankrate's Board of Directors.
buyer: Bankrate, Inc. (RATE:$459.34)
Bankrate, Inc. owns and operates Bankrate.com, a leading Internet consumer banking marketplace. Bankrate.com is a destination site of personal finance channels, including banking, investing, taxes, debt management and college finance. "
seller: East West Mortgage, Inc.
East West is New England's leading mortgage lender. We offer competitively priced fixed rate and adjustable rate mortgages. East West Mortgage Company has funded More than $1 Billion in Mortgages the past 3 years.
price ($mm)
$4.40
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closed 12/1/2005 via PR Newswire

Bankrate, Inc., acquired MMIS, Inc.

synopsis: Bankrate, Inc., announced that it has completed the acquisition of both FastFind and MMIS/Interest.com. MMIS/Interest.com, which publishes mortgage guides in over 300 newspapers and operates Interest.com, a Web site which publishes financial rates and information connecting consumers with lenders, was acquired for $30 million in cash.
buyer: Bankrate, Inc. (RATE:$459.34)
Bankrate, Inc. owns and operates Bankrate.com, a leading Internet consumer banking marketplace. Bankrate.com is a destination site of personal finance channels, including banking, investing, taxes, debt management and college finance. "
target: MMIS, Inc.
MMIS is the parent company of Interest.com, an Internet finance marketplace educating and connecting consumers to quality lenders. Since its inception in 1987, MMIS has provided newspapers nationwide with mortgage features, editorial content and mortgage tools to educate and inform consumers.
price ($mm)
$30
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closed 12/1/2005 via PR Newswire

Bankrate, Inc., acquired Fastfind

synopsis: Bankrate, Inc., announced that it has completed the acquisition of both FastFind and MMIS/Interest.com. FastFind, an Internet lead aggregator based in San Francisco, California was purchased for $10 million in cash, subject to post- closing adjustments.
buyer: Bankrate, Inc. (RATE:$459.34)
Bankrate, Inc. owns and operates Bankrate.com, a leading Internet consumer banking marketplace. Bankrate.com is a destination site of personal finance channels, including banking, investing, taxes, debt management and college finance. "
target: Fastfind
FastFind is an online service that matches consumers looking for a financial or education product with businesses that want to sell their goods or services. Consumers are connected to marketers who pay FastFind to provide them with quality leads to fuel their business.
price ($mm)
$10
rev ($mm)
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closed 11/8/2017 via PR Newswire

Bankrate, Inc. merged with Red Ventures, LLC,

synopsis: Bankrate, a leading online publisher, aggregator, and distributor of personal finance content, announced that it has been acquired by Red Ventures, a leading digital consumer choice platform. Red Ventures connects online customers with products and services across high-growth industries including home services, financial services, and healthcare.
buyer: Red Ventures, LLC
Red Ventures is a leading digital consumer choice platform based in Charlotte, North Carolina. Red Ventures connects online customers with products and services across high-growth industries including home services, financial services, and healthcare. "
target parent: Apax Partners
target: Bankrate, Inc. (RATE:$459.34)
Bankrate is a leading online publisher, aggregator, and distributor of personal finance content. Bankrate aggregates large scale audiences of in-market consumers by providing them with proprietary, fully researched, comprehensive, independent & objective personal finance & related editorial content.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,326 [$1,435]
rev ($mm)
$477
EBITDA ($mm)
$101
EV / rev
3.0x
EV / EBITDA
14.2x
closed 8/25/2009 via PR Newswire

Apax Partners, acquired Bankrate, Inc.

synopsis: Apax Partners, a global private equity firm with over $35 billion in funds under advice and significant expertise in financial services and media, announced that they have completed their tender offer for shares of common stock of Bankrate, Inc. with 52% of the outstanding shares accepted for purchase.
buyer: Apax Partners
Apax Partners is one of the world's leading private equity investment groups. It operates across the United States, Europe and Israel and has more than 30 years of investing experience. Funds under the management or advice of Apax Partners total $35 billion around the world. "
target: Bankrate, Inc. (RATE:$459.34)
Bankrate, Inc. owns and operates Bankrate.com, a leading Internet consumer banking marketplace. Bankrate.com is a destination site of personal finance channels, including banking, investing, taxes, debt management and college finance.
price ($mm)[EV]
$546 [$491]
rev ($mm)
$154
EBITDA ($mm)
$41
EV / rev
3.4x
EV / EBITDA
12.7x
closed 11/9/2017 via Company Press Release

Game Lounge Limited, acquired Lainat.fi

synopsis: Cherry AB (publ) announces that the company’s subsidiary Game Lounge has acquired the loan comparison website Lainat.fi. The site will be an important part of Game Lounge’s new business segment “Loans”.
buyer parent: Cherry AB
buyer: Game Lounge Limited
Game Lounge was founded with a vision to transform affiliate marketing for the online gaming sector. Game Lounge is part of Cherry’s Online Marketing business area. The company is active across several business areas including SEO, content, video, IT, white-label casinos and email marketing. "
target parent: Tumes Media Limited
target: Lainat.fi
Lainat.fi is a loan comparison website. Lainat.fi helps consumers find the cheapest loan, whether they are looking for a smaller instant loan for sudden spending, consumer credit or a larger loan, for example, buying a car.
price ($mm)
$0.21
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 1/6/2017 via PR Newswire

Quicken Loans Inc., will acquire LowerMyBills.com

synopsis: Quicken Loans – the world's largest online lender, will acquire LowerMyBills and ClassesUSA from their parent, Core Digital Media. LowerMyBills.com is a free online service for consumers to compare low rates on monthly bills. ClassesUSA.com, the Web’s leading online higher education portal, enables professionals to find an online degree program.
buyer: Quicken Loans Inc.
Quicken Loans is America's #1 Online Home Loan Lender* with 29 years lending experience and 95% client satisfaction rating**. A direct lender in all 50 states, Quicken Loans offers several loan options including: fixed-rate, ARMs, FHA, VA, jumbo loans and reverse mortgages. "
target parent: CORE Digital Media
target: LowerMyBills.com
LowerMyBills.com is a free online service for consumers to compare low rates on monthly bills. ClassesUSA.com, the Web’s leading online higher education portal, enables professionals to find an online degree program.
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closed 6/1/2015 via BNC Analysis

Bankrate, Inc., acquired LoanTek, Inc.

synopsis: Bankrate, Inc., is one of the internet's leading aggregators of information on more than 300 financial products and fees, has acquired LoanTek, Inc., a company that creates exclusive mortgage referrals using automated and consumer-facing pricing on strategic partner and lender websites.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Bankrate, Inc. (RATE:$459.34)
Bankrate, Inc. and its subsidiaries own and operate an internet-based consumer banking and personal finance network. Bankrate's flagship website, Bankrate.com, is one of the Internet's leading aggregators of information on more than 300 financial products and fees. "
target: LoanTek, Inc.
LoanTek, Inc. creates exclusive mortgage referrals using automated and consumer-facing on strategic partner and lender websites. In addition to a mortgage pricing engine, LoanTek offers clients a consumer direct SaaS suite.
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closed 7/10/2012 via BNC Analysis

BankAds, acquired HomeMortgage.com

synopsis: BankAds, which owns many premier properties in the banking and deposit space, has announced that it has signed a deal to acquire HomeMortgage.com, a provider of online mortgage quotes. The company is headquartered in Delray Beach, Florida.
buyer: BankAds
BankAds is the first domain monetization solution specifically designed for premium banking and credit card domain names. BankAds is the only verticalized development solutions provider that is dedicated to the financial services industry. "
target: HomeMortgage.com
HomeMortgage.com provides mortgage quote solution through internet. The company is based in Delray Beach, Florida.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/16/2012 via BNC Analysis

Informa Research Services, Inc., acquired ICanBuy, Corp.

synopsis: Informa Research Services, Inc., a subsidiary of Informa plc, announced the acquisition of ICANBUY, Corp., an Internet company which specializes in generating high converting consumer leads for mortgage, consumer lending, and deposit products.
buyer parent: Informa plc
buyer: Informa Research Services, Inc.
Informa Research Services, Inc., is the premier provider of competitive intelligence, sales and service evaluation, regulatory compliance testing, and lead generation services to the financial industry. "
target: ICanBuy, Corp.
Based in Santa Ana, California, and in business since 2006, ICANBUY provides accurate, real-time mortgage loan rate comparisons instantly to consumers based on their unique financial and credit profiles.
price ($mm)
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announced 12/21/2016 via Yahoo, Inc.

Internet Brands, Inc., will purchase Specialty Finance Group from Car.com

synopsis: Car.com, Inc., a Delaware corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of Autobytel, entered into an Asset Purchase and Sale Agreement pursuant to which Internet Brands will acquire substantially all of the assets of the automotive specialty finance leads group of Car.com.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Internet Brands is a fully integrated online media and software services organization focused on four high-value vertical categories: Automotive, Health, Legal and Home / Travel. Internet Brands' powerful, proprietary operating platform provides the scalability to fuel the company's growth. "
seller parent: Autobytel Inc.
seller: Car.com
The assets include the specialty finance leads group of Car.com. Car.com is for people who need help finding the perfect vehicle. Choosing from thousands of cars is really confusing, Car.com has the tools to help users make a decision.
price ($mm)
$4.76
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closed 5/5/2021 via BNC Analysis

Canstar, acquired RateCity

synopsis: Canstar, Australia’s biggest financial comparison site, has acquired RateCity, Australia's leading financial comparison website. RateCity allows people to search, compare and apply for more than 10,000 financial products. Their platform offers comparisons for loans, credit cards, savings accounts, superannuation funds, and more.
buyer: Canstar
Canstar is Australia’s biggest financial comparison site. Canstar simplifies the world of finance to help consumers find the right product for them. Their platform allows users to compare over 775 brands across more than 30 finance categories, including banking, insurance, loans, investing and more."
target: RateCity
RateCity is Australia's leading financial comparison website. RateCity allows people to search, compare and apply for more than 10,000 financial products from over 250 financial institutions. Their platform offers comparisons for loans, credit cards, savings accounts, superannuation funds, and more.
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closed 11/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Gruppo MutuiOnline SpA, acquired SosTariffe.it

synopsis: Gruppo MutuiOnline, a retail credit and insurance broker in Italy, has acquired SosTariffe.it, a leading comparison website in Italy. SosTariffe.it helps people to choose the best services for their needs. The platform allows users to compare internet providers, mobile phone plans, insurance, loans, mortgages, electricity & gas, and bank accounts.
buyer: Gruppo MutuiOnline SpA (BIT:MOL:$296.41)
Gruppo MutuiOnline is a retail credit and insurance broker in Italy. Gruppo MutuiOnline provides services for mortgage loans, consumer loans, and insurance through their various websites. Their main sites include www.mutuionline.it, www.prestitionline.it, www.segugio.it and www.trovaprezzi.it. "
target: SosTariffe.it
SosTariffe.it is a leading comparison website in Italy. SosTariffe.it helps people to choose the best services for their needs. The platform allows users to compare internet providers, mobile phone plans, insurance, loans, mortgages, electricity & gas, TV services, bank accounts, and credit cards.
price ($mm)
$34
rev ($mm)
$10
EBITDA ($mm)
$0
EV / rev
3.6x
EV / EBITDA
295.0x
closed 6/15/2017 via PR Newswire

LendingTree, Inc., acquired DepositAccounts.com

synopsis: LendingTree, Inc. announced that it has acquired certain assets of Deposits Online, LLC, which does business under the name DepositAccounts.com, the largest and most comprehensive online publication in the United States dedicated to providing bank deposit account information for consumers.
buyer: LendingTree, Inc. (TREE:$723.15)
LendingTree, Inc. operates the nation's leading online loan marketplace and provides consumers with an array of online tools and information to help them find the best loans for their needs. "
target: DepositAccounts.com
Deposits Online, LLC, doing business as DepositAccounts.com, is the largest and most comprehensive online publication in the United States dedicated to providing bank deposit account information for consumers.
price ($mm)
$24
rev ($mm)
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closed 5/31/2017 via Company Press Release

GRUPO BC de Asesoría Hipotecaria, SL, acquired Iahorro Business Solutions SL

synopsis: GRUPO BC has acquired the leading online financial marketing services company, iAHORRO. IAHORRO is an online platform with a vocation of excellence in the marketing of financial products and services, with a wide knowledge in the generation and conversion of online traffic.
buyer parent: L-GAM Advisers LLP
buyer: GRUPO BC de Asesoría Hipotecaria, SL
Grupo BC is a leader in BPO (Business Process Outsourcing) in both Southern Europe and Latin America. The 4 key service lines for GRUPO BC are banking services, BPO and process consulting, asset services, and IT services. "
target parent: Cube Ventures
target: Iahorro Business Solutions SL
IAHORRO is an online platform with a vocation of excellence in the marketing of financial products and services, with a wide knowledge in the generation and conversion of online traffic. iAhorro is the leading banking comparison site in the Spanish market by number of products and billings.
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closed 4/9/2021 via finextra.com

Finder, acquired GoBear

synopsis: Finder, a leading comparison site in Australia, has acquired GoBear, a complete and easy-to-use financial services comparison site in Singapore. GoBear features over 100 products from dozens of providers. Their platform allows users to easily search and compare all types of insurance, credit cards, and loans.
buyer: Finder
Finder is a leading comparison site in Australia. Finder helps people around the world make to better financial decisions and improve their lives. Their platform allows users to compare credit cards, savings accounts, loans, online shopping discount and codes, insurance, utilities, travel and more. "
target: GoBear
GoBear is a complete and easy-to-use financial services comparison site in Singapore. GoBear features over 100 products from dozens of providers. Their platform allows users to easily search and compare all types of insurance, credit cards, and loans.
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closed 2/10/2021 via BNC Analysis

Future plc, acquired Mozo

synopsis: Future, a global multi-platform media company, has acquired Mozo, a personal finance comparison website in Australia. Mozo provides comparison tools that help people to find better banking, insurance and energy deals in minutes. The platform allows users to compare loans, credit cards, bank accounts, insurance, utilities and more.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$478.54)
Based in the UK, Future plc is an international media group and leading digital publisher. The Group operates two separately managed brand-led divisions: Media and Magazine. The Magazine division is brand-led while the Media division focuses on being at the forefront of digital innovation. "
target: Mozo
Mozo is a personal finance comparison website in Australia. Mozo provides comparison tools that help people to find better banking, insurance and energy deals in minutes. The platform allows users to compare home loans, credit cards, personal loans, bank accounts, insurance, utilities and more.
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closed 8/27/2020 via BNC Analysis

Swegaming AB, acquired Veloxia AB

synopsis: Swegaming AB, a leading player in the Swedish market for credit card and loan intermediation, has acquired Veloxia AB, which operates most comparison sites on the Swedish market, including Lånen.se and Alltomkreditkort.se.
buyer: Swegaming AB
Swegaming AB is a leading affiliate marketing company in Sweden. Their flagship products include comparison websites for credit cards, sports betting and loans. Swegaming helps businesses to drive traffic in a sustainable and responsible way. "
target: Veloxia AB
Veloxia AB provides online insurance, credit card, and loan comparison services. The company was founded in 2015 and is based in Stockholm, Sweden.
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closed 8/26/2020 via Company Press Release

JurisTech, acquired iMoney

synopsis: JurisTech, a leading Malaysian financial technology company that serves most major banks in Malaysia, has acquired iMoney, Southeast Asia’s largest financial comparison portal with operations in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, and the Philippines. iMoney compares credit cards, loans, broadband, and insurance products on its website.
buyer: JurisTech
JurisTech is a leading Malaysian financial technology company that serves most major banks in Malaysia. JurisTech offers solutions for debt collection, loan origination management, credit scoring, digital banking, document management, chatbots, and more. "
target: iMoney
iMoney is Southeast Asia’s largest financial comparison portal with operations in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, and the Philippines. iMoney compares credit cards, loans, broadband, and insurance products on its website and provides telephone-based advice to consumers.
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closed 9/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Swegaming AB, acquired Kreditium AB

synopsis: Swegaming, a leading affiliate marketing company in Sweden, has acquired Kreditium, a Swedish loan comparison website. Kreditium helps people to compare and find a loan that suits their needs. Their platform allows users to compare over 100 loans and over 10 credit cards.
buyer: Swegaming AB
Swegaming AB is a leading affiliate marketing company in Sweden. Their flagship products include comparison websites for credit cards, sports betting and loans. Swegaming helps businesses to drive traffic in a sustainable and responsible way. "
target: Kreditium AB
Kreditium is a Swedish loan comparison website. Kreditium helps people to compare and find a loan that suits their needs. Kreditium makes it easy to compare all types of loans, including SMS loans, mortgages, and more. Their platform allows users to compare over 100 loans and over 10 credit cards.
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closed 3/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Cloud Care srl, acquired Daina Finance Ltd

synopsis: Cloud Care, a leader in web sale and web care services in Italy, has acquired Quale.it, an insurance comparison website in Italy. Quale.it allows users to find and compare a variety of insurance products, including life insurance, animal insurance, car insurance, home insurance, and more.
buyer: Cloud Care srl
Cloud Care is a leader in web sale and web care services in Italy. Cloud Care develops AI solutions that support the customer journey. Cloud Care helps their clients to develop websites and chat systems that improve the customer experience. "
target: Daina Finance Ltd
Quale.it is an insurance comparison website in Italy. Quale.it allows users to find and compare a variety of insurance products, including life insurance, animal insurance, car insurance, home insurance, and more. Quale.it also provides telephone and internet, mortgage, and loan comparison services.
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announced 1/23/2019 via BNC Analysis

myTaste AB, will acquire Lånakuten AB

synopsis: myTaste, a digital media house headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, will acquire Lånakuten, an online loan comparison platform in Sweden that allows consumers to view and compare loan services and credit cards. Lånakuten helps people make more informed decisions and choose the best loan for their situation.
buyer: myTaste AB (OM:TASTE:$6.05)
myTaste is a digital media house headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, which excels in scalable and auto generated web products. They own and operate one of the world's largest food sites, myTaste.com. Their other brands include Shopello.se, Matklubben.se and AllaAnnonser.se. "
target: Lånakuten AB
Lånakuten is an online loan comparison platform in Sweden that allows consumers to view and compare loan services and credit cards. Lånakuten helps people make more informed decisions and choose the best loan for their situation.
price ($mm)
$1.77
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 7/18/2018 via Company Press Release

Scout24 AG, will acquire FINANZCHECK.de

synopsis: Scout24 AG, a leading operator of digital marketplaces specializing in the real estate and automotive sectors in Germany will acquire FINANZCHECK.de, a German online comparison portal for consumer loans. Using FINANZCHECK.de's online query, credit offers and loan-related products from all important providers can be compared within a few minutes.
buyer: Scout24 AG (DB:G24:$460.34)
Scout24 AG's digital marketplaces, ImmobilienScout24 and AutoScout24, help people find a home and a car. Scout24 offers additional services including credit information, the brokerage of relocation services or construction and car financing. "
target: FINANZCHECK.de
FINANZCHECK.de is one of Germany’s leading independent, tech-enabled consumer financing platforms that connects consumers with product providers across any channel. The average consumer benefits from significant interest cost savings and higher chances of getting financing.
price ($mm)
$333
rev ($mm)
$41
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
8.1x
EV / EBITDA

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