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closed 5/14/2015 via GlobeNewswire

LinkedIn Corporation, acquired Lynda.com

synopsis: LinkedIn, announced that it has closed the acquisition of lynda.com, a leading online learning company teaching business, technology and creative skills to help people achieve their professional goals. Lynda.com is a leading online learning company teaching business, technology and creative skills.
buyer: LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD:$3,213.87)
LinkedIn connects the world's professionals to make them more productive and successful. With approximately 277 million members worldwide, including executives from every Fortune 500 company, LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network on the Internet. "
target: Lynda.com
lynda.com is an online learning company that helps anyone learn software, business, and design skills to achieve personal and professional goals. With a lynda.com subscription, members receive unlimited access to a vast library of high quality, current, and engaging video tutorials.
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$1,500
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$162
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closed 2/14/2013 via BusinessWire

Lynda.com, acquired video2brain

synopsis: lynda.com announced its acquisition of video2brain, GmbH, a European-based online video training company that specializes in German-, French-, Spanish- and English-language courses. Course topics include: web design, video production, photography, web and mobile development, 3D graphics, and much more.
buyer: Lynda.com
lynda.com is an online learning company that helps anyone learn software, technology, creative and business skills to achieve their personal and professional goals. lynda.com has a video library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts. "
target: video2brain
Since 2002, video2brain has been working with leading instructors to build a world-class video training library. They produce courses on a wide variety of topics, including web design, video production, photography, web and mobile development, 3D graphics, and much more.
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announced 5/21/2012 via BNC Analysis

Nippon Mirai Capital Co., Ltd., will acquire Alc Press Inc.

synopsis: ALC Press, a listed language-focused educational service provider, has approved a tender offer from Nippon Mirai Capital and plans to go private. ALC Press provides language learning materials as well as learning courses over the internet.
buyer: Nippon Mirai Capital Co., Ltd.
Nippon Mirai Capital Co., Ltd. is an independent investment fund. They focus on growing the enterprise value of their investments and sharing the value with stakeholders. "
target: Alc Press Inc.
ALC Press Inc. is a language-focused educational service provider. It engages in the planning, production, and sale of materials for distance learning in Japan.
price ($mm)[EV]
$35 [$46]*
rev ($mm)
$103
EBITDA ($mm)
$11
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4.7x
closed 4/11/2019 via PR Web

Futuryng, Inc., acquired Declara

synopsis: Futuryng, an enterprise software solutions company, has acquired Declara, a leading knowledge sharing and collaboration platform. Declara’s platform uses semantic search, algorithms and recommendations to personalize and develop specific learning paths for individuals, making learning a constant discovery.
buyer: Futuryng, Inc.
Futuryng is a connected technology ecosystem for building Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. Futuryng provides software solutions that enable customers to unlock and de-silo enterprise software and manufacturing processes to enhance connectivity, reduce operating costs and unlock insights. "
target: Declara
Declara is a community based, content-centric knowledge sharing and collaboration platform. Declara’s platform uses semantic search, algorithms and recommendations to personalize and develop specific learning paths for individuals, making learning a constant discovery.
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closed 5/4/2016 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired Synergyse Training Inc.

synopsis: Google has acquired Synergyse, an enterprise software company based in Toronto that is focused on teaching the world how to use technology. Their flagship product Synergyse Training provides interactive in-application training for Google Apps™.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$239,210.00)
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: Synergyse Training Inc.
Synergyse is an enterprise software company based in Toronto that is focused on teaching the world how to use technology. Their flagship product Synergyse Training provides interactive in-application training for Google Apps™.
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closed 12/22/2021 via Company Press Release

Marlowe plc, acquired Skill Boosters

synopsis: Business software and service provider Marlowe has acquired Skill Boosters. Skill Boosters, established in 1999 and based in Kent, provides equality, diversity, workplace behaviour and compliance e-learning courses to companies across the UK and internationally.
buyer: Marlowe plc (MRL.L:$325.95)
Marlowe is the UK leader in specialist services which assure safety and regulatory compliance. The company was formed to create sustainable shareholder value through the acquisition and development of businesses that provide regulated safety and compliance services. "
target: Skill Boosters
Skill Boosters, established in 1999 and based in Kent, provides equality, diversity, workplace behaviour and compliance e-learning courses to companies across the UK and internationally.
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$7.30
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closed 6/15/2021 via Company Press Release

Prosus N.V., acquired GoodHabitz B.V.

synopsis: Prosus N.V., a global consumer internet group, has acquired a majority stake in GoodHabitz B.V., a European provider of online training for businesses. Headquartered in the Netherlands, GoodHabitz provides enterprise clients with a broad range of cost-effective soft skills, such as leadership and management skills and digital learning content.
buyer: Prosus N.V. (ENXTAM:PRX:$4,086.00)
Prosus is a global consumer internet group and one of the largest technology investors in the world. Operating and investing globally in markets with long-term growth potential, Prosus builds leading consumer internet companies that empower people and enrich communities. "
target: GoodHabitz B.V.
Based in the Netherlands, GoodHabitz provides enterprise clients with a broad range of cost-effective soft-skills, such as leadership and management skills and digital learning content relevant to their entire employee base. The company offers 150 courses that are available across eight languages.
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$257
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closed 3/10/2021 via PR Newswire

Zapier, acquired Makerpad Limited

synopsis: Zapier — provider of easy automation for businesses of all sizes — announced the acquisition of Makerpad, the leading content and education platform for learning to build software without code. Over 8,000 members rely on Makerpad's tutorials to learn how to build tools without writing code.
buyer: Zapier
Zapier, Inc. offers Software-as-a-Service tool that enables non-technical users to connect together Web applications. Founded in 2011, Zapier makes automation easy for businesses of all sizes. Connect and effortlessly automate information between 3,000+ apps — the largest network in the industry. "
target: Makerpad Limited
Makerpad is the leading content and education platform for learning to build software without code. Founded in 2019, Makerpad is the easiest way to build tools without code. Over 8,000 members rely on Makerpad's tutorials to learn how to build tools without writing code.
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closed 3/10/2021 via BNC Analysis

Tessi SA, acquired Proformation

synopsis: Proformation, a leading provider of multi-specialist training (virtual classroom, face-to-face, e-tutoring), has been acquired by Tessi, France's leading provider of document automation solutions, payment systems, gold and currency transactions and promotional marketing.
buyer parent: Groupe HLD
buyer: Tessi SA (ENXTPA:TES:$541.51)
Tessi is France's leading provider of document automation solutions, payment systems, gold and currency transactions and promotional marketing. Tessi is an international provider of Business Process Services that helps businesses to digitise the customer experience. "
target: Proformation
Proformation is a leading provider of multi-specialist training (virtual classroom, face-to-face, e-tutoring). They offer training in foreign languages, office automation and DTP, management, professional competence, digital technology and outsourced educational services.
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closed 2/25/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Vector Solutions, acquired DiversityEdu

synopsis: Vector Solutions, the leading provider of software solutions for learning, operational readiness, workforce management, and risk reduction, has acquired DiversityEdu, a leading provider of online Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) learning that helps organizations build diverse teams and inclusive cultures.
buyer parent: Golden Gate Capital
buyer: Vector Solutions
Vector Solutions, a leader in eLearning and performance support, provides award-winning SaaS solutions for the engineering, construction, IT and education industries. Its brands deliver training, technology and performance management solutions using the latest innovations in learning and technology."
target: DiversityEdu
DiversityEdu creates online learning, climate assessments, and implementation tools proven to build diverse and inclusive culture. Over 200,000 course-takers have completed DiversityEdu programs.
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closed 12/31/2020 via BusinessWire

j2 Global, Inc., acquired Inspired eLearning

synopsis: J2 Global, a leading Internet information and services company, has completed the acquisition of Inspired eLearning, a company dedicated to delivering the highest quality enterprise educational products that transform corporate culture, nurture and enhance workforce skills, and deliver maximum ROI for the corporate education budget.
buyer: j2 Global, Inc. (JCOM:$1,740.72)
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: Inspired eLearning
Inspired eLearning is dedicated to delivering the highest quality enterprise educational products that transform corporate culture, nurture and enhance workforce skills, and deliver maximum ROI for the corporate education budget.
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closed 1/23/2020 via PR Newswire

busuu, acquired Verbling

synopsis: Busuu, one of the world's most popular language-learning platforms, announced that it has acquired the live video tutoring company Verbling. Verbling uses online live video technology to help people develop their skills together with teachers and students on a global scale. The core team is based in San Francisco, California.
buyer: busuu
Busuu combines language learning courses, designed by experts, with AI-powered features and a community where learners can interact with native speakers. With more than 100 million users worldwide, Busuu is the world’s largest community for language learning. "
target: Verbling
Verbling’s mission is to empower people all over the world to become fluent in a foreign language. They use online live video technology to help people develop their skills together with teachers and students on a global scale. The core team is based in San Francisco, California.
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closed 11/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Sales Performance International, acquired The Richardson Group

synopsis: Kartesia has acquired Richardson, a global sales training leader headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, which will merge with Kartesia's existing portfolio company, Sales Performance International (SPI). Richardson is widely recognized for its excellence in driving superior sales skill improvement with its Consultative Selling approach.
buyer parent: Kartesia Advisor LLP
buyer: Sales Performance International
Sales Performance International is the proprietary owner of the Solution Selling® sales process and methodology. Solution Selling® and its related methodologies deliver a step-by-step approach that teaches sales professionals not only what to do, but how to change the way they sell. "
target parent: ClearLight Partners, LLC
target: The Richardson Group
Richardson is widely recognized for its excellence in driving superior sales skill improvement with its Consultative Selling approach and Connected Selling Curriculum™. The curriculum is delivered via a blended learning approach with Richardson Accelerate™, the company's digital learning platform.
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closed 9/4/2019 via Financial Times

Play Magnus AS, acquired Chessable

synopsis: Play Magnus, Norway's chess training platform whose effective and engaging lessons are perfect for beginners to intermediate players and lifelong learners, has acquired Chessable, the UK-based platform that hosts chess courses pitched at levels from beginner to expert, and includes interactive demonstrations, text explanations and video tutorials.
buyer: Play Magnus AS (OB:PMG-ME:$14.61)
Headquartered in Norway, Play Magnus is a chess training platform. Magnus Trainer’s effective and engaging lessons are perfect for total beginners to intermediate players, but also includes advanced topics for experienced players and lifelong learners. "
target: Chessable
Chessable, the UK-based platform hosts chess courses pitched at levels from beginner to expert, and includes interactive demonstrations, text explanations and video tutorials. Their user base skews towards more experienced players and includes chief executives of several European and American firms.
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closed 7/10/2019 via BNC Analysis

Access Group, acquired Safety Media Ltd

synopsis: The Access Group, a leading provider of business software to the UK mid-market, has acquired Safety Media Ltd, a provider of Health & Safety e-learning and software solutions in the UK. Safety Media offers over 100 health, safety and compliance e-learning courses. Their online platform provides solutions for audits, risk management, and more.
buyer parent: TA Associates
buyer: Access Group
Access is a leading provider of business software to the UK mid-market. Their portfolio of solutions includes ERP, finance, HR, Payroll, recruitment, warehousing, business intelligence, professional service automation, manufacturing, and more. "
target: Safety Media Ltd
Safety Media is a provider of Health & Safety e-learning and software solutions in the UK. Safety Media offers over 100 health, safety and compliance e-learning courses. Their Health & Safety online platform provides solutions for incident reporting, audits, risk management, and document management.
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closed 3/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Emerald Group, acquired Mind Tools

synopsis: Emerald Group, the global provider of research and learning resources based in West Yorkshire, announced the acquisition of UK's Mind Tools, one of the world's most popular digital learning and performance support solutions.
buyer: Emerald Group
Emerald is a global learning organization based in West Yorkshire. While their roots are in publishing, and bringing research to life, their corporate learning division provides learners with the insight and tools they need to overcome challenges, improve performance and excel in the workplace. "
target: Mind Tools
Mind Tools is one of the world's most popular digital learning and performance support solutions. The UK company helps over 24 million people each year, from many different levels within organizations – ranging from senior executives and business owners to young professionals and career-starters.
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closed 2/14/2019 via BusinessWire

The Data Incubator merged with Pragmatic Marketing,

synopsis: Pragmatic Marketing, the authority on product management and marketing training, has acquired The Data Incubator (TDI), a leading provider of data science education, and together have become Pragmatic Institute.
buyer parent: Renovus Capital
buyer: Pragmatic Marketing
Based in Scottsdale, AZ, Pragmatic Marketing is a corporate training company focused on serving product management and marketing professionals. Pragmatic Marketing has been delivering targeted training courses to technology companies around the world. "
target: The Data Incubator
The Data Incubator provides real-world, hands-on experience and training to data scientists looking to transition from academia to the business world or to improve their current skill set, and for executives who manage data science teams.
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closed 8/3/2017 via BusinessWire

MyHeritage Ltd., acquired Legacy Family Tree

synopsis: MyHeritage, the leading global destination for family history and DNA testing, announced its acquisition of Millennia Corporation, makers of the popular genealogy desktop software Legacy Family Tree and genealogy webinar platform, Legacy Family Tree Webinars. Legacy Family Tree provides software so people can find, track, and share family history.
buyer: MyHeritage Ltd.
MyHeritage is the leading global destination for family history and DNA testing. As technology thought leaders, MyHeritage has transformed family history into an activity that is accessible and instantly rewarding. Its global user community enjoys access to a massive library of historical records. "
target: Legacy Family Tree
Legacy Family Tree provides top-quality genealogy software so people can find, track, and share their family history. It is also the publisher of the award-winning FamilyTreeWebinars.com webinar series, with more than 750 hours of quality genealogy education.
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closed 12/8/2016 via PR Web

Vector Solutions, acquired LearnSmart

synopsis: Vector Solutions, the leader in eLearning, workforce training and performance management solutions for architecture, engineering, construction (AEC), industrial and public safety organizations, has acquired LearnSmart, a leading eLearning company that provides high-quality professional skills, project management and IT and security training.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Vector Solutions
Vector Solutions, the parent company of RedVector and TargetSolutions, sets the standard for excellence in delivering online education and compliance solutions to a broad range of industries, including AEC, as well as industrial, facilities management and public safety fields. "
target: LearnSmart
LearnSmart has served the technology community with high-quality certification and skills training since 1997. Their LearnSmart Cloud Classroom is an e-learning platform that's developed specifically to meet the total training needs in a multi-user learning environment.
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closed 11/16/2016 via Company Press Release

City & Guilds, acquired e3Learning

synopsis: The City & Guilds Group has announced the acquisition of Adelaide-based e3Learning, one of Australia's largest dedicated corporate elearning and compliance providers. Established in 2001, e3Learning specialises in workforce risk management and online compliance training for employers.
buyer: City & Guilds
City & Guilds is a global leader in skills development. Its purpose is to enable people and organisations to develop their skills for personal and economic growth. City & Guilds has over 135 years’ worth of experience in making sure that people are prepared to contribute to successful businesses. "
target parent: Open Universities Australia Pty Ltd
target: e3Learning
A leader in online workforce management and eLearning, e3Learning are experts in the creation of relevant and accessible cloud based systems, programs and content that supports over 600 clients around the globe. e3Learning provides a solid bedrock of compliance that business can build on.
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closed 5/14/2015 via GlobeNewswire

LinkedIn Corporation, acquired Lynda.com

synopsis: LinkedIn, announced that it has closed the acquisition of lynda.com, a leading online learning company teaching business, technology and creative skills to help people achieve their professional goals. Lynda.com is a leading online learning company teaching business, technology and creative skills.
buyer: LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD:$3,213.87)
LinkedIn connects the world's professionals to make them more productive and successful. With approximately 277 million members worldwide, including executives from every Fortune 500 company, LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network on the Internet. "
target: Lynda.com
lynda.com is an online learning company that helps anyone learn software, business, and design skills to achieve personal and professional goals. With a lynda.com subscription, members receive unlimited access to a vast library of high quality, current, and engaging video tutorials.
price ($mm)
$1,500
rev ($mm)
$162
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EV / rev
9.3x
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closed 4/7/2014 via BusinessWire

Lynda.com, acquired Compilr

synopsis: lynda.com, an online education company that helps anyone learn software, technology, creative and business skills, announced that it has acquired Compilr, a software coding and development environment that allows people to learn, write, compile and test code from their browser.
buyer: Lynda.com
lynda.com is an online education company that helps anyone learn software, technology, creative and business skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Through individual, corporate, academic and government subscriptions, members have unlimited access to the lynda.com video library. "
target: Compilr
Compilr is a web-based, interactive online code editor. Users can choose to start projects from scratch or import them from GitHub, the most popular source control repository on the web. Compilr brings the familiar look and feel of an IDE to the browser.
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closed 2/14/2013 via BusinessWire

Lynda.com, acquired video2brain

synopsis: lynda.com announced its acquisition of video2brain, GmbH, a European-based online video training company that specializes in German-, French-, Spanish- and English-language courses. Course topics include: web design, video production, photography, web and mobile development, 3D graphics, and much more.
buyer: Lynda.com
lynda.com is an online learning company that helps anyone learn software, technology, creative and business skills to achieve their personal and professional goals. lynda.com has a video library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts. "
target: video2brain
Since 2002, video2brain has been working with leading instructors to build a world-class video training library. They produce courses on a wide variety of topics, including web design, video production, photography, web and mobile development, 3D graphics, and much more.
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closed 8/4/2021 via BNC Analysis

LinkedIn Corporation, acquired Jumprope, Inc.

synopsis: LinkedIn has acquired how-to video app Jumprope as part of its expanded video focus. Jumprope, which describes itself as "the best place for anyone to create a how-to and export it to every social platform", enables users to create step-by-step tutorials, using video and still image assets, with preset formats and overlays.
buyer parent: Microsoft Corporation
buyer: LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD:$3,213.87)
LinkedIn Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates an online professional network worldwide. The company allows members to create, manage, and share their professional identity online; build and engage with their professional networks; and access shared knowledge and insights. "
target: Jumprope, Inc.
Jumprope is the place to discover, create and share step-by-step how-to videos. Users don’t need any video-editing experience to create useful and engaging recipes, beauty tutorials, fitness routines and more. Reach an engaged community on Jumprope, and share videos to any social platform.
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closed 8/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

Scribd, Inc., acquired SlideShare Inc.

synopsis: Scribd, an American e-book and audiobook subscription service, has acquired SlideShare, a leading professional content sharing community, from LinkedinIn.
buyer: Scribd, Inc.
Scribd is an American e-book and audiobook subscription service that includes one million titles. Scribd hosts 60 million documents on its open publishing platform. "
target parent: Microsoft Corporation
target: SlideShare Inc.
Founded in 2006, SlideShare is a leading professional content sharing community. Professionals can upload content for free, discover people through content, and content through people. SlideShare brings presentations, documents and videos to life on the web for professionals to discover and share.
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announced 5/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

LinkedIn Corporation, will acquire Drawbridge

synopsis: LinkedIn is acquiring digital identity management vendor Drawbridge Inc. Drawbridge uses large-scale AI and machine learning technology to build democratized solutions for identity. Linkedin plans for Drawbridge to help users better reach and understand their professional audiences and measure the ROI of their campaigns across mobile and desktop.
buyer parent: Microsoft Corporation
buyer: LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD:$3,213.87)
LinkedIn Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates an online professional network worldwide. The company allows members to create, manage, and share their professional identity online; build and engage with their professional networks; and access shared knowledge and insights. "
target: Drawbridge
Drawbridge uses AI and machine learning technology to build democratized solutions for identity. Drawbridge's technology allows companies to better understand their users for advertising, personalization, content management, product recommendation, authentication, risk detection, and more.
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closed 10/10/2018 via BNC Analysis

LinkedIn Corporation, acquired Glint Inc.

synopsis: Microsoft's LinkedIn announced the acquisition of Glint, a real-time employee engagement platform to help global organizations increase employee engagement, develop their people, and improve business results.
buyer parent: Microsoft Corporation
buyer: LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD:$3,213.87)
LinkedIn Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates an online professional network worldwide. The company allows members to create, manage, and share their professional identity online; build and engage with their professional networks; and access shared knowledge and insights. "
target: Glint Inc.
Glint Inc. develops a real-time employee engagement platform for organizations. It offers Visibility solution that enables HR teams, leaders, and managers to access data, and displays it in ways that highlights strengths, weaknesses, trends, and areas of concern at a glance.
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$450
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closed 7/27/2016 via BNC Analysis

LinkedIn Corporation, acquired PointDrive

synopsis: LinkedIn, the social network for professionals with 430 million users, has acquired PointDrive, a startup that has built a service that lets salespeople share visual content with prospective clients to help seal the deal.
buyer: LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD:$3,213.87)
LinkedIn Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates an online professional network worldwide. The company allows members to create, manage, and share their professional identity online; build and engage with their professional networks; and access shared knowledge and insights. "
target: PointDrive
PointDrive is a simple to use sales tool that allows people to package up, personalize, and track the content they share throughout the closing process. PointDrive increases revenue by driving more engagement during the most impressionable stage of the sales cycle.
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closed 12/8/2016 via Wall Street Journal

Microsoft Corporation, acquired LinkedIn Corporation

synopsis: Worldwide leader in software, services and solutions, Microsoft Corp. closed its roughly $26 billion deal to buy professional-networking site LinkedIn, cementing the largest acquisition in the tech giant’s history.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$176,251.00)
Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Microsoft develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a range of software products and services for various computing devices worldwide. "
target: LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD:$3,213.87)
LinkedIn Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates an online professional network worldwide. The company allows members to create, manage, and share their professional identity online; build and engage with their professional networks; and access shared knowledge and insights.
price ($mm)[EV]
$27,881 [$25,887]
rev ($mm)
$3,214
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$266
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announced 2/4/2016 via Company Press Release

LinkedIn Corporation, will acquire Connectifier, Inc.

synopsis: Connectifier, a technology recruiting startup business, is to be acquired by LinkedIn, a company that operates an online professional network worldwide. Connectifier, Inc. develops an online platform for discovering, qualifying, and connecting with candidates among various recruiting technologies.
buyer: LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD:$3,213.87)
LinkedIn Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates an online professional network worldwide. The company allows members to create, manage, and share their professional identity online; build and engage with their professional networks; and access shared knowledge and insights. "
target: Connectifier, Inc.
Connectifier, Inc. develops an online platform for discovering, qualifying, and connecting with candidates among various recruiting technologies. Its platform helps recruiters find, qualify, and contact job candidates by leveraging a database of candidate profiles directly.
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closed 8/27/2015 via BNC Analysis

LinkedIn Corporation, acquired Fliptop

synopsis: The world’s largest professional networking website, LinkedIn has announced its acquisition of Fliptop, a leading provider of predictive sales and marketing software. Fliptop's web platform automatically keeps a brand's contact data "socially fresh," enabling brands to personalize marketing, provide better support and generate more sales.
buyer: LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD:$3,213.87)
LinkedIn connects the world's professionals to make them more productive and successful. With approximately 277 million members worldwide, including executives from every Fortune 500 company, LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network on the Internet. "
target: Fliptop
Fliptop provides Social Intelligence, connecting email and social identities. Their web platform automatically keeps a brand's contact data "socially fresh," enabling brands to personalize marketing, provide better support and generate more sales.
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closed 5/14/2015 via GlobeNewswire

LinkedIn Corporation, acquired Lynda.com

synopsis: LinkedIn, announced that it has closed the acquisition of lynda.com, a leading online learning company teaching business, technology and creative skills to help people achieve their professional goals. Lynda.com is a leading online learning company teaching business, technology and creative skills.
buyer: LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD:$3,213.87)
LinkedIn connects the world's professionals to make them more productive and successful. With approximately 277 million members worldwide, including executives from every Fortune 500 company, LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network on the Internet. "
target: Lynda.com
lynda.com is an online learning company that helps anyone learn software, business, and design skills to achieve personal and professional goals. With a lynda.com subscription, members receive unlimited access to a vast library of high quality, current, and engaging video tutorials.
price ($mm)
$1,500
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$162
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closed 4/2/2015 via Company Press Release

LinkedIn Corporation, acquired Refresh

synopsis: Refresh has been acquired by LinkedIn. Refresh produces an iOS app of the same name which surfaces insights about people in user's networks right before they meet. Refresh finds common ground with users by searching the web and social networks to deliver insights about contacts: mutual interest, shared passions and important moments.
buyer: LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD:$3,213.87)
LinkedIn connects the world's professionals to make them more productive and successful. With approximately 277 million members worldwide, including executives from every Fortune 500 company, LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network on the Internet. "
target: Refresh
Refresh is an iOS app that is used to generate social insights about people. It searches the web and social networks to create comprehensive profiles of people users meet, their contacts, their leads, or anybody they search. Using Refresh allows for an instant rapport between people.
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closed 3/16/2015 via Company Press Release

LinkedIn Corporation, acquired Careerify

synopsis: Networking company, LinkedIn has acquired Toronto based startup Careerify with the aim of automating the referrals process using big data. Careerify is a leading edge Internet company leveraging today's technologies to help employers connect with the right candidates, both active and passive.
buyer: LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD:$3,213.87)
LinkedIn connects the world's professionals to make them more productive and successful. With approximately 277 million members worldwide, including executives from every Fortune 500 company, LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network on the Internet. "
target: Careerify
Careerify is a leading edge Internet company leveraging today's technologies to help employers connect with the right candidates, both active and passive.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 7/22/2014 via Company Press Release

LinkedIn Corporation, will acquire Bizo, Inc.

synopsis: LinkedIn has agreed to acquire Bizo, the world's first targeted B2B audience targeting platform and advertising network, and currently reaches more than 45 million targeted business people across thousands of sites on the web. Bizo has created a new approach to online B2B marketing with precise ad targeting that's based on a prospect's bizographic.
buyer: LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD:$3,213.87)
LinkedIn connects the world's professionals to make them more productive and successful. With approximately 277 million members worldwide, including executives from every Fortune 500 company, LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network on the Internet. "
target: Bizo, Inc.
Bizo, Inc. is the world's first targeted B2B audience targeting platform and advertising network, and currently reaches more than 45 million targeted business people across thousands of sites on the web.
price ($mm)
$175
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/14/2014 via Company Press Release

LinkedIn Corporation, acquired Newsle Inc.

synopsis: Newsle has announecd that they have been acquired by LinkedIn. Newsle tracks real news, not social news. Every story in the Newsle newsfeed is a real news article from a newspaper, news website, or blog that mentions or quotes the user's friend. Newsle combs the web continuously, analyzing over 1 million articles each day.
buyer: LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD:$3,213.87)
LinkedIn connects the world's professionals to make them more productive and successful. With approximately 277 million members worldwide, including executives from every Fortune 500 company, LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network on the Internet. "
target parent: SV Angel, LLC
target: Newsle Inc.
Newsle tracks real news, not social news. Every story in the Newsle newsfeed is a real news article from a newspaper, news website, or blog that mentions or quotes the user's friend. Newsle combs the web continuously, analyzing over 1 million articles each day.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/6/2014 via GlobeNewswire

LinkedIn Corporation, acquired Bright

synopsis: LinkedIn, the world's largest professional network on the Internet with approximately 277 million members worldwide, announced it agreed to acquire Bright, a company that leverages data insights and matching technology to connect prospects and employers.
buyer: LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD:$3,213.87)
LinkedIn connects the world's professionals to make them more productive and successful. With approximately 277 million members worldwide, including executives from every Fortune 500 company, LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network on the Internet. "
target: Bright
Bright eliminates the noise in the hiring process by efficiently connecting job seekers to their best opportunities, and employers to their top prospects. Bright Score, examines thousands of data points to find the best fit between job seekers and job openings.
price ($mm)
$120
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/22/2013 via BNC Analysis

LinkedIn Corporation, acquired Maybe, Inc.

synopsis: LinkedIn has acqui-hired Maybe, the social polling startup founded by Omar Hamoui. Maybe, Inc. runs a service that organizes peoples' decisions and gets them help in making them.
buyer: LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD:$3,213.87)
LinkedIn connects the world's professionals to make them more productive and successful. With more than 225 million members in over 200 countries and territories worldwide, including executives from every Fortune 500 company, LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network on the Internet. "
target: Maybe, Inc.
Maybe, Inc. runs a service that organizes peoples' decisions and gets them help in making them. They help compile options from around the web, organize those options into decisions, and gives the option of asking friends or the Maybe community at large for help in making better decisions.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 4/11/2013 via GlobeNewswire

LinkedIn Corporation, will acquire Pulse

synopsis: LinkedIn, the world's largest professional network on the Internet with more than 200 million members worldwide, announced it agreed to acquire Pulse (owned by Alphonso Labs, Inc.), a leading news reader and mobile content distribution platform.
buyer: LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD:$3,213.87)
Founded in 2003, LinkedIn connects the world's professionals to make them more productive and successful. With more than 200 million members worldwide, including executives from every Fortune 500 company, LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network on the Internet. "
target: Pulse
Pulse is one of the most widely used platforms for content consumption on the Internet. Pulse has more than 30 million users who have activated its iOS and Android-based news reader apps in more than 190 countries.
price ($mm)
$100
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 5/3/2012 via GlobeNewswire

LinkedIn Corporation, will acquire SlideShare Inc.

synopsis: LinkedIn, the world's largest professional network on the Internet with 161 million members worldwide, announced it agreed to acquire SlideShare, a leading professional content sharing community. Founded in October 2006, SlideShare helps professionals discover people through content, and content through people.
buyer: LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD:$3,213.87)
LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network on the Internet. The company has a diversified business model with revenues coming from member subscriptions, marketing solutions and hiring solutions. "
target: SlideShare Inc.
Founded in 2006, SlideShare is a leading professional content sharing community. Professionals can upload content for free, discover people through content, and content through people. SlideShare brings presentations, documents and videos to life on the web for professionals to discover and share.
price ($mm)
$72
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/23/2012 via BNC Analysis

LinkedIn Corporation, acquired Rapportive

synopsis: Linkedin has announced that it has acquired Rapportive. The plugin offers users context related to their contacts inside Gmail. It comes in the form of a plugin which replaces your sidebar inside Gmail.
buyer: LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD:$3,213.87)
LinkedIn is an internet platform company focused on connecting the world's professionals. Built upon trusted connections and relationships, LinkedIn has established the world’s largest and most powerful professional network. "
target: Rapportive
Rapportive shows you everything about your contacts right inside your inbox. You can immediately see what people look like, where they're based, and what they do. Rapportive allows you to establish rapport with your contacts by mentioning shared interests.
price ($mm)
$15
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/12/2011 via BNC Analysis

LinkedIn Corporation, acquired IndexTank, Inc.

synopsis: Professional social network LinkedIn has acquired hosted search startup IndexTank. IndexTank is a real-time, hosted search engine service that allows developers to quickly build search-based applications without having to worry about hosting their own search software. Its features include real-time feed indexing, geo search, and more.
buyer: LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD:$3,213.87)
LinkedIn is an internet platform company focused on connecting the world's professionals. Built upon trusted connections and relationships, LinkedIn has established the world’s largest and most powerful professional network. "
target: IndexTank, Inc.
IndexTank is a real-time, hosted search engine service that allows developers to quickly build search-based applications without having to worry about hosting their own search software.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/5/2011 via Forbes

LinkedIn Corporation, acquired Connected

synopsis: LinkedIn has acquired Connected, a contact management start-up, raising possibilities for a future LinkedIn CRM service. Connected is a customer relationship management tool for people or businesses who do not want to or are too small to use Salesforce.com. It provides a way for people to manage all their contacts online.
buyer: LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD:$3,213.87)
LinkedIn is an internet platform company focused on connecting the world's professionals. Built upon trusted connections and relationships, LinkedIn has established the world’s largest and most powerful professional network. "
target: Connected
Connected provides a customer relationship management tool that offers users a way to manage all of their contacts online from multiple sources like Gmail, Facebook, and LinkedIn. Users' contacts are automatically updated with their latest company, title, email, location, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 12/23/2016 via Yahoo, Inc.

Figaro Classifieds, will acquire Viadeo S.A.

synopsis: The Paris commercial court approved the sale of Viadeo to Figaro Classifieds. Viadeo is France's leading professional social network. Viadeo offers businesses bespoke support thanks to its teams present nationwide, as well as its range of solutions tailored to their specific needs.
buyer parent: Le Figaro
buyer: Figaro Classifieds
Figaro Classifieds S.A. operates in the internet classified advertisements market in France. It provides web, print, and mobile media solutions in three main business areas: employment, training, and real estate. "
target: Viadeo S.A. (ENXTPA:VIAD:$21.35)
Viadeo is France's leading professional social network, with close to 11 million members. Viadeo offers businesses, whatever their sector or location, bespoke support thanks to its teams present nationwide, as well as its range of solutions tailored to their specific needs.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/28/2016 via BNC Analysis

Cirpack, acquired Amplement

synopsis: Cirpack, a leading editor of VoIP & Unified Communications software, is acquiring Amplement, a professional social network that allows people to share and collaborate in realtime with professionals around the world.
buyer parent: Technicolor SA
buyer: Cirpack
Cirpack is a leading editor of VoIP & Unified Communications software and operator of a Telecom "Platform as a Service"​ in the Cloud. They are based in France. "
target: Amplement
Amplement is a professional social network that allows people to share and collaborate in realtime with professionals around the world. With more than half a million active members in France, Amplement is becoming an indispensable tool for the professional world.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/8/2016 via Wall Street Journal

Microsoft Corporation, acquired LinkedIn Corporation

synopsis: Worldwide leader in software, services and solutions, Microsoft Corp. closed its roughly $26 billion deal to buy professional-networking site LinkedIn, cementing the largest acquisition in the tech giant’s history.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$176,251.00)
Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Microsoft develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a range of software products and services for various computing devices worldwide. "
target: LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD:$3,213.87)
LinkedIn Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates an online professional network worldwide. The company allows members to create, manage, and share their professional identity online; build and engage with their professional networks; and access shared knowledge and insights.
price ($mm)[EV]
$27,881 [$25,887]
rev ($mm)
$3,214
EBITDA ($mm)
$266
EV / rev
8.1x
EV / EBITDA
98.4x
closed 1/25/2016 via BNC Analysis

Agora SA, acquired GoldenLine Sp. z o.o.

synopsis: Agora SA, one of the biggest media companies in Poland, bought a 53% stake in the internet portal GoldenLine. GoldenLine is the biggest business-oriented social networking website in Poland, with over 1.8 million members. GoldenLine makes it easier for recruiters to find the right employees and for employees to find their dream jobs.
buyer: Agora SA (WSE:AGO:$336.55)
Agora is one of the biggest media companies in Poland, operating since 1989 in such areas as newspapers, magazines, Internet, mobile applications, radio, cinema, TV and outdoor advertising. Agora offers its clients and receivers a broad range of possibilities. "
target: GoldenLine Sp. z o.o.
GoldenLine is the biggest business-oriented social networking website in Poland, with over 1.8 million members. The company's misson is to connect employees and employers. GoldenLine makes it easier for recruiters to find the right employees and for employees to find their dream jobs.
price ($mm)
$2.06*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 11/18/2014 via BNC Analysis

1-Page Inc., will acquire BranchOut, Inc.

synopsis: 1-Page has agreed to acquire BranchOut, a professional networking service built and developed on the Facebook platform. On BranchOut, users utilize their social network from Facebook to discover all of their inside connections for jobs, recruiting and sales. BranchOut's mission is to connect the world's professionals.
buyer: 1-Page Inc. (ASX:1PG:$0.16)
The One-Page Company LLC offers 1-Page Job Proposal Tool, an automated proposal writing tool that enables job hunters to showcase their experiences, knowledge, and ideas to employers; and companies to identify applicants with the best ideas. "
target: BranchOut, Inc.
BranchOut is the world's largest professional network with over 800 million searchable profiles. On BranchOut, users utilize their social network from Facebook to discover all of their inside connections for jobs, recruiting and sales. BranchOut's mission is to connect the world's professionals.
price ($mm)
$4.75
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/2/2013 via BNC Analysis

BMC Software, Inc., acquired KineticGlue Online Communities Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: Houston-based software firm BMC Software has acquired Bangalore-based KineticGlue Online Communities Pvt Ltd, a cloud-based enterprise software company set up by Akansa Capital founder and former Wipro chief Vivek Paul. The transaction details of the deal are not known.
buyer: BMC Software, Inc. (BMC:$2,172.00)
BMC Software, Inc. provides information technology (IT) management solutions for large, mid-sized and small enterprises and public sector organizations around the world. "
target: KineticGlue Online Communities Pvt. Ltd.
KineticGlue Online Communities Pvt. Ltd. operates an online platform for IT services companies to collaborate with employees, customers, and business partners. The company was founded in 2008 and is based in Bengaluru, India.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
on offer 10/26/2012 via

Hubert Burda Media, offer to acquire XING AG

synopsis: Hubert Burda Media has offered to buy Xing AG. Xing connects professionals seeking jobs and companies looking for employees. The network competes with U.S. peer LinkedIn and privately held Viadeo from France, and it makes money selling premium subscriptions and advertising.
buyer: Hubert Burda Media
Hubert Burda Media, Inc. publishes magazines and Websites. The company also owns interests in Internet, radio, and television productions, as well as in direct marketing entities. It offers its products in the United States and Europe. "
target: XING AG (XTRA:O1BC:$262.50)
XING AG engages in the operation of a professional networking website. Its Internet-based platform provides members the opportunity of establishing new contacts, maintain existing contacts, extend their operations to new markets, and exchange opinions and information.
price ($mm)[EV]
$215 [$144]*
rev ($mm)
$89
EBITDA ($mm)
$28
EV / rev
3.2x
EV / EBITDA
10.2x
closed 10/8/2012 via BNC Analysis

Info Edge, acquired TooStep Consultancy Private Limited

synopsis: Info Edge (India) Limited acquired TooStep Consultancy Private Limited from Accel Management Co, Inc., Atlantic Ventures GmbH and other investors. TooStep Consultancy Private Limited operates an online portal for professionals to discover and share professional expertise.
buyer: Info Edge (BSE:532777:$149.92)
Infomedia India Limited operates as a media company primarily in India. It publishes business directories, children's books, and special interest publications, as well as provides the 'Yellow Line' telephone information service. "
target parent: Accel Partners
target: TooStep Consultancy Private Limited
TooStep Consultancy Private Limited operates an online portal for professionals to discover and share professional expertise.
price ($mm)
$0.78
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/19/2012 via Company Press Release

Microsoft Corporation, acquired Yammer, Inc.

synopsis: Microsoft announced that they have completed the acquisition Yammer, a leading provider of enterprise social networks, for $1.2 billion in cash. Yammer is a leading provider of enterprise social networks with over 5 million verified corporate users.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$176,251.00)
Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Microsoft develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a range of software products and services for various computing devices worldwide. "
target: Yammer, Inc.
Yammer is the leading provider of Enterprise Social Networks, enabling organizations to make transformative changes quickly by empowering employees to collaborate across departments, geographies, content and business applications.
price ($mm)
$1,200
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/20/2010 via PR Newswire

SuccessFactors, Inc., acquired CubeTree, Inc.

synopsis: SuccessFactors, Inc., the global leader in Business Execution Software, announced that it has completed its acquisition of CubeTree, Inc., a visionary leader in the rapidly growing social business software category. CubeTree is an online collaboration suite that enables employees to connect, communicate and collaborate efficiently and securely.
buyer: SuccessFactors, Inc. (US:SFSF:$205.93)
SuccessFactors is the global leader in Business Execution Software. The SuccessFactors Business Execution Suite improves business alignment and people performance to drive breakthrough results for companies of all sizes, anywhere in the world. "
target: CubeTree, Inc.
CubeTree is an award-winning social business platform that enables employees to connect, communicate and collaborate efficiently and securely. CubeTree is designed for enterprises ranging from start-ups to Global 500 companies.
price ($mm)
$49
rev ($mm)
$0
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
978.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/24/2010 via BusinessWire

Meltwater Group, acquired BuzzGain

synopsis: Meltwater Group, one of the world’s leading, global Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) companies, announced that it has acquired BuzzGain Inc., a social media monitoring company whose technology will serve as the platform to enhance Meltwater’s existing social media monitoring service, Meltwater Buzz.
buyer: Meltwater Group (:$359.79)
Meltwater Group is committed to disrupting the status quo through novel technologies and a powerful, global sales and distribution infrastructure. Meltwater Group currently delivers business solutions based on search engine technology, cloud computing, and biometrics. "
target: BuzzGain
BuzzGain is an online service for discovering and engaging with the people who will help your business thrive in today's social economy - where attention is a precious commodity.
price ($mm)
$4.00
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/4/2013 via BNC Analysis

Tianji.com, acquired Zaizher

synopsis: Vocational social communication website, Tianji.com is said to have acquired Zaizher.im. Zaizher offers an application for phones which allows people to exchange business cards digitally.
buyer: Tianji.com
Tianji.com is the largest professional networking site in China, its major user groups for professionals to meet the needs of commercial and professional aspects of the user, to help users more effectively build, manage, expand personal networks. "
target: Zaizher
Zaizher.im is China’s leading mobile, location-based business networking app. Zaizher.im allows users to immediately view professional profiles of those around them and swap digital business cards with people of interest.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Dricki, acquired Etalktech

synopsis: Dricki, a leading Digital Marketing Agency acquired Etalktech.com, India’s fastest growing Technology and social media blog for the blogging community where bloggers and content managers from all backgrounds connect to learn from each other while networking with industry leaders in the blogging community.
buyer: Dricki
India-based, Dricki is a digital marketing agency that specializes in Search Engine Optimization, PPC services, Conversion Rate Optimization and Content Marketing and Website Designing. After having an experience of almost a decade of working with brands such as HVS, Search-Wire, Realpin and more. "
target: Etalktech
Etalktech is India’s leading blogging Platform where bloggers and content managers from all backgrounds connect to learn from each other while networking with industry leaders in the blogging community.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/17/2011 via BusinessWire

Mediabistro.com, Inc., acquired FacebookMarketing.de

synopsis: Mediabistro.com has announced that it acquired the assets of the blog FacebookMarketing.de from Philipp Roth and Jens Wiese of Munich, Germany. FacebookMarketing.de concentrates on news and analysis of the fast-developing use of Facebook marketing in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria.
buyer parent: WebMediaBrands, Inc.
buyer: Mediabistro.com, Inc. (MBIS:$13.13)
mediabistro.com is dedicated to anyone who creates or works with content, or who is a non-creative professional working in a content/creative industry. The company's mission is to provide opportunities (both online and offline) for you to meet each other, share resources, and showcase your work. "
target: FacebookMarketing.de
FacebookMarketing.de is a blog that concentrates on news and analysis of the fast-developing use of Facebook marketing in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/11/2014 via Company Press Release

Starcom MediaVest Group, acquired Relevant24

synopsis: Publicis Groupe SA announced the acquisition of Relevant24, a leader in creating original, multi-media branded content in real-time to help make brands relevant every day. They will be aligned with Starcom MediaVest Group.
buyer parent: Publicis Groupe SA
buyer: Starcom MediaVest Group
Starcom MediaVest Group bring brand experiences to life through three global award winning agency brands: MediaVest, Starcom and Spark. SMG encompasses an integrated network of human experience strategists, investment specialists, content creators and digital & technology experts. "
target: Relevant24
Relevant24 is a leader in creating original, multi-media branded content in real-time to help make brands relevant every day. Their unique process creates original content around consumer insights, topical events, and cultural trends as they unfold daily.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/19/2011 via PR Newswire

IZEA, Inc., acquired Magpie & Friends, Ltd.

synopsis: IZEA Holdings, Inc., a world leader in social media sponsorships, announced it has acquired Germany's Magpie Twitter advertising network. The Magpie network includes over 12,000 advertisers and 16,000 Twitter publishers in 124 different countries. The company has executed campaigns for top brands including Burger King and Heineken.
buyer: IZEA, Inc. (IZEA:$20.60)
IZEA Holdings, Inc., ("IZEA") is a world leader in social media sponsorship, operating multiple marketplaces including WeReward, SponsoredTweets, and SocialSpark. IZEA connects advertisers with social media publishers, helping them monetize their social media presence. "
target: Magpie & Friends, Ltd.
Launched in October 2008, Magpie was the first Twitter advertising network. The Magpie network includes over 12,000 advertisers and 16,000 Twitter publishers in 124 different countries. The company has executed campaigns for top brands including Burger King, Heineken, PlayStation and Audi.
price ($mm)
$0.13
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/6/2008 via BusinessWire

Thought Convergence, acquired Name Intelligence

synopsis: Thought Convergence announced that it has completed its acquisition of Name Intelligence, the company behind the highly-acclaimed DomainTools service and the Domain Roundtable conference.
buyer: Thought Convergence
Founded in 2001, Thought Convergence™ is an industry-leading service provider of domain information, management, monetization and development tools and technologies for the domain name industry. "
target: Name Intelligence
Name Intelligence is best known for its feature rich website DomainTools.com. The mission is to gather and enable as much information as possible about every domain. Domains records exist in the deep web and are not as searchable as the very webpages they host.
price ($mm)
$16
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 4/2/2007 via BusinessWire

Fast Search & Transfer, Inc., will purchase RetrievalWare business from Convera Inc.

synopsis: Fast Search & Transfer a leading developer of search technologies, announced its agreement to purchase selected assets of Convera Corporation, a leader in information retrieval solutions. Under the terms of the signed agreement, FAST will acquire the assets of Convera's RetrievalWare™ business.
buyer: Fast Search & Transfer, Inc.
Fast Search & Transfer is a leader in enterprise search solutions, provides businesses and government organizations with the ability to intelligently and dynamically, access, retrieve and analyze information in real time, regardless of data format, structure, or location. "
seller: Convera Inc.
Convera is a leading provider of vertical search services for publishers. Based on a semantic index of the Web, Convera enables publishers to generate additional revenue by creating customized search applications for specialist audiences under their own brand.
price ($mm)
$23
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/22/2006 via BusinessWire

VideoEgg, Inc., acquired Popcast, LLC.

synopsis: VideoEgg, Inc., a leading innovator in web-based video publishing solutions, announced today that it has acquired assets of Popcast, LLC. Under the terms of the transaction, several senior members of Popcast's development team will join VideoEgg.
buyer: VideoEgg, Inc.
VideoEgg offers web-based video publishing solutions which make it easy to for internet users to encode, upload, host and watch video. Its flagship product, the VideoEgg Publisher, is a small website plug-in that makes it easy for end-users to capture, edit, encode, and post digital video online. "
target: Popcast, LLC.
POPcast develops simple media creation tools and self-service delivery systems. They provide a suite of easy to use streaming media applications and outsourced services for portals, ISPs and businesses.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/26/2012 via BNC Analysis

Lyndon Wood, acquired The Ecademy Ltd.

synopsis: Lyndon Wood acquires The Ecademy Ltd., a company that provides business networking services. It is a membership organization for entrepreneurs and business owners who belong to a community that connects, supports, and transacts with one another. The company develops tools, resources, and events for small to medium businesses.
buyer: Lyndon Wood
Lyndon Wood started Moorhouse Group 22 years ago and grew it to become one of the top 100 independent brokers in the UK before setting up a series of other specialist insurance ventures. "
target: The Ecademy Ltd.
The Ecademy Ltd. provides business networking services. It is a membership organization for entrepreneurs and business owners who belong to a community that connects, supports, and transacts with one another. The company develops tools, resources, and events for small to medium businesses.
price ($mm)
$1.84*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA

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Cornerstone OnDemand, Inc.
Cornerstone OnDemand, Inc.
Cornerstone OnDemand Inc. is a global leader in cloud-based learning and human capital management software. The company’s solutions help organizations to realize the potential of the modern workforce.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$830.04
EBITDA ($mm)
$173.30
EBIT ($mm)
$56.97
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2714
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Ticker: ATAI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ATA Inc.
ATA Inc.
ATA, Inc. provides computer-based testing services in China. The company offers its services for the creation and delivery of computer-based tests based on its proprietary testing technologies and test delivery platform for professional licensure and certification tests in various industries.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$0.20
EBITDA ($mm)
($8.26)
EBIT ($mm)
($10.08)
Net Income ($mm)
$127.11
Employees
551
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Ticker: VCMP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
VCampus Corporation
VCampus Corporation
VCampus develops training programs and educational courseware for business, government, and academic customers. Using its e-Learning system, VCampus offers training from a catalog of more than 5,000 online courses ranging in subject matter from accounting to information technology to compliance.
year
2006
rev ($mm)
$7.45
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.31)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.89)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
53
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Ticker: ASX:NHL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Novita Healthcare
Novita Healthcare
Novita Healthcare Limited is an Australian Medical Technology Company. Novita's core focus is the development of TALI Health and the TALI Technology. TALI Train is a ground-breaking game-based training program for young children, clinically proven to improve attention.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$0.43
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.94)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.07)
Net Income ($mm)
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Ticker: DB:RNM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RNTS Media
RNTS Media
RNTS Media is a global holding company that owns and fuels multi-national businesses in the mobile ecosystem, with a focus on developing innovative technology platforms, monetization solutions, and digital content for connected devices. They are headquartered in Berlin, Germany.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$27.44
EBITDA ($mm)
($22.05)
EBIT ($mm)
($24.06)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
306
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Ticker: HSTM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
HealthStream, Inc.
HealthStream, Inc.
HealhStream’s unified suite of software-as-a-service solutions is contracted by, collectively, over 4.1 million healthcare employees in the U.S. for workforce development, training & learning management, talent management, performance assessment, and managing simulation-based education programs.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$254.19
EBITDA ($mm)
$37.68
EBIT ($mm)
$14.75
Net Income ($mm)
$7.16
Employees
1053
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Ticker: CA:BRI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brighter Minds Media, LLC
Brighter Minds Media is a publisher of online and multimedia materials for the whole family with a focus on creating a wholesome online environment for children and the family.
year
2007
rev ($mm)
$6.57
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.06)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.18)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: AXLX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Axiologix
Axiologix
Axiologix is an International Technology and Services Organization focused on delivering Cloud-based Products and Services. It is creating a nationwide Service Provider of Voice, Data and Cloud services to small and medium size businesses primarily in the United States.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$9,914.00
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.32)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: RCL.ASX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ReadCloud
ReadCloud
ReadCloud is a social e-learning platform built for Australian secondary schools. ReadCloud is the leading provider in Australia of eReading software delivering Curriculum eBooks to Schools and VET in Schools courses offering over 200,000 eBooks from the World’s leading publishers.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$5.67
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.87)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.74)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
24
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Ticker: CEDU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ChinaEdu
ChinaEdu
ChinaEdu Corporation's primary business is to provide comprehensive educational services to the online degree programs of leading Chinese universities, including academic program development, technology services, enrollment marketing, student support services and finance operations.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$85.91
EBITDA ($mm)
$25.24
EBIT ($mm)
$20.53
Net Income ($mm)
$8.57
Employees
2116
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Ticker: TWOU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2U, Inc.
2U, Inc., formerly known as 2tor, Inc., partners with top-tier universities to deliver rigorous, selective graduate degree and undergraduate for-credit programs online.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$831.53
EBITDA ($mm)
($55.09)
EBIT ($mm)
($153.06)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5189
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Ticker: JP:3834
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ASAHI Net, Inc.
ASAHI Net, Inc.
ASAHI Net, Inc. is a major Internet service provider based in Japan and is operated by ASAHI Net, Inc., a public company founded on April 2, 1990. ASAHI Net, Inc. has been listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange since December 2007.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$80.14
EBITDA ($mm)
$20.62
EBIT ($mm)
$19.59
Net Income ($mm)
$11.63
Employees
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Ticker: XTRA:O1BC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
XING AG
XING AG
XING AG engages in the operation of a professional networking website. Its Internet-based platform provides members the opportunity of establishing new contacts, maintain existing contacts, extend their operations to new markets, and exchange opinions and information.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$262.50
EBITDA ($mm)
$71.35
EBIT ($mm)
$59.09
Net Income ($mm)
$34.98
Employees
1567
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Ticker: TSX:MDF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mediagrif Interactive Technologies Inc.
Mediagrif Interactive Technologies Inc.
Mediagrif Interactive Technologies Inc. delivers innovative e-commerce solutions to businesses. Its web platforms enable clients to find, purchase and sell products, exchange information, gain access to business opportunities and manage supply chain collaboration with greater speed and efficiency.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$67.72
EBITDA ($mm)
($5.97)
EBIT ($mm)
($8.03)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
700
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Ticker: ONSM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Onstream Media Corp.
Onstream Media Corp.
Onstream Media is a leading online service provider of live and on-demand, digital media communications and applications. Onstream Media's pioneering Digital Media Services Platform provides its customers with the necessary tools for establishing e- commerce storefronts to transact business online.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$15.27
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.22
EBIT ($mm)
($0.17)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
75
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Ticker: CHGG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Chegg, Inc.
Chegg, Inc.
Chegg puts students first. As the leading student-first connected learning platform, Chegg strives to improve the overall return on investment in education by helping students learn more in less time and at a lower cost.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$774.52
EBITDA ($mm)
$178.15
EBIT ($mm)
$104.23
Net Income ($mm)
$0.28
Employees
2594
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Ticker: MUEX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Musician’s Exchange
Musician’s Exchange
Musicians Exchange is a global community with an eye towards online commercial exchange. It features digital music & video distribution, classified ads, and global opportunity for the musician, artist, band, videographer, producer, writer, and others.
year
2009
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Ticker: OTCPK:MCGI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MedCAREERS GROUP
MedCAREERS GROUP
MedCAREERS Group's goal is to build itself into a complete resource for the healthcare professional with an emphasis and understanding of what healthcare professionals need as a resource to assist them in maximizing their careers.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$0.03
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.29)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2
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Ticker: TTGT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TechTarget, Inc.
TechTarget, Inc.
TechTarget, Inc. is an online IT media related firm. It runs various online review sites, such as TechnologyGuide.com and ComputerWeekly.com, as well as enterprise IT sites with the "Search" prefix, including SearchStorage.com.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$198.84
EBITDA ($mm)
$42.99
EBIT ($mm)
$32.52
Net Income ($mm)
$17.02
Employees
940
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Ticker: TSE:4436
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Minkabu The Infonoid
Minkabu The Infonoid
Minkabu The Infonoid is a Japanese media company. Minkabu provides financial information to individuals and corporations through their websites. The company operates websites that focus on investing, FOREX, virtual currency, insurance, commodities, and more.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$14.21
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$0.71
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: OTCPK:HNSS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Healthnostics, Inc.
Healthnostics, Inc.
Healthnostics, Inc. is a medical and biotechnology analytics company that provides patient clinical monitoring and risk management systems to acute care hospitals, and utilizes its Internet portals to deliver medical and biotechnology resource information.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$0.20
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.20)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: LEON
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
LION bioscience AG
At the heart of LION’s offering is SRS, the world’s leading integration software for biological data, which seamlessly integrates information from hundreds of publicly available databases with in-house research data.
year
2004
rev ($mm)
$32.30
EBITDA ($mm)
($57.50)
EBIT ($mm)
($76.30)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: DRVW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DirectView, Inc.
DirectView, Inc. is a full-service provider of high-quality, cost-efficient videoconferencing technologies and services. DirectView provides businesses with multipoint videoconferencing, network integration services, custom room design, staffing, document conferencing and webconferencing services.
year
2002
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